*Update: See also: Shanley's Lawsuit Dismissed!
Published conspiracy theorist William Shanley, of New London, Connecticut, caused a stir in the "conspiracy theorist" world when he filed federal lawsuits seeking a trillion dollars in damages alleging Sandy Hook was a hoax and the media coverage complicit and fraudulent. Shanley filed his lawsuits "pro se" (without an attorney) and the suits contain irrational wild speculation and cite Jim Fetzer and Wolfgang Halbig as his experts; their writings as his evidence.
SandyHookFacts.com can now confirm Shanley has been arrested on multiple charges including felony attempted assault on a public safety official/EMT.
Shanley's pending lawsuit was covered in detail on this blog:
- William Shanley files lawsuit alleging Sandy Hook media fraud
- William Shanley's Lawsuit - Court Documents
Court records indicate the following charges
|53a-167c||ATTEMPT TO COMMIT ASSLT PB SFTY/EMT/TRANST/HLTH||C||Felony||1||12/31/2014|
|53a-167a||INTERFERE WITH OFFCR/RESISTING||A||Misdemeanor||1||12/31/2014|
|53a-181||BREACH OF PEACE 2ND DEG||B||Misdemeanor||1||12/31/2014|
Records indicate Shanley was arrested on December 31, 2014 by the New London Police Department and further indicate his next hearing is set for February 4, 2015.
Court Records also indicate other cases where Shanley was convicted of misdemeanor Breach of Peace on September 12, 2011 as well as listing several other unspecified criminal cases:
Other Docket Numbers#: L18WMV020210678S
Other Docket Numbers#: L18WCR020109363S
Other Docket Numbers#: L18WCR020109362S
While these criminal cases would not likely have a direct effect on his trillion dollar lawsuit against the media organizations, I have already opined that the cases is a text book non-suit and will be dismissed without leave to amend at the outset because they fail to state a valid cause of action.