Thursday, September 8, 2011

Medicis Pharmaceuticals CEO hires small army to ward against bad publicity in death of his girlfriend (edited)

So, the basic gist of the story here is that the six-year-old son of a pharmaceutical CEO, Jonah Shacknai, age 54, was found dead of an apparent accident that occurred when the boy fell off the balcony of his family home. Within a few days, Shacknai's girlfriend, Rebecca Zahau, was found dead, hanging from a second story balcony with a gag in her mouth and her hands and feet bound. Zahau's hands were bound behind her body. Witnesses say they heard loud music coming from the Shacknai residence during the night before the body was found. Inexplicably, the death was almost immediately ruled a suicide. Since then, a leading pathologist has questioned the suicide ruling, citing haemorrhages beneath Zahau's scalp surface that may indicate evidence of blunt force trauma. On the bedroom wall was a message scrawled in black paint: "She saved him, can he save her" (sarcasm?). Within a week of Zahau's death, Shacknai had already hired a PR firm to represent him. Recently released police reports have revealed that Shacknai's second ex-wife went to the police to file a domestic violence report, saying that he had allowed his guard dog to attack her, in addition to other accounts of physical assault. In a written statement, she said "I feel scared of what he is capable of doing to me physically via the dog as well as the lengths he will go to try to destroy me in any way he was able to do so."

Here is the logo for Shacknai's company, Medicis Pharmaceuticals. The Medicis were a banking family and royal house that played a central role in founding an occult fraternity called Rosicrucianism, an organization that continues to exercise enormous influence on international politics up to the present day. The Medicis logo contains an image strikingly similar to the caduceus, a staff carried by the Greek god Hermes which was entwined by two snakes. Within Western occultism, Hermes is considered to be the primary teacher whose writings form the basis of modern esoteric tradition. Rosicrucianism itself is promoted as a Hermetic Order. The caduceus was originally adopted as a symbol of medicine allegedly at the insistence of Captain Frederick P. Reynolds, descendant of a lineage that occult researcher Fritz Springmeier names as one of the 13 Bloodlines of the Illuminati.

What does any of this have to do with the "suicide" at the Shacknai residence? Beyond the obvious, that anyone who belongs to elite networks of power possesses a virtual immunity from being prosecuted for crimes that would have the rest of us behind bars for a lifetime, it's hard to say. I will let the reader draw their own conclusions because anything else I could say at this point would be pure speculation. Here is part of a relevant article from CBS News.

CEO Shacknai Wields Small Army Against Speculation on Death of His Girlfriend

Medicis (MRX) CEO Jonah Shacknai’s threat to sue the lawyer representing the family of his late girlfriend, who was found bound and hanging naked from a balcony at his Coronado, Calif., home on July 13, is an attempt to do the impossible: Dampen speculation about the death.

The Shacknai family has reportedly hired two lawyers, a PR firm and a private detective since the death, which has officially been declared a suicide.

Shacknai hired a PR firm, Sitrick & Co., less than a week after Rebecca Zahau Nalepa’s death. Executives at that agency have had a series of off-the-record conversations with reporters whom the agency believes have made mistakes in their coverage.

Media coverage has changed: A source close to the case told BNET that Rebecca told her family she believed Max, Shacknai’s 6-year-old son, may have been “planking” on a stair rail before he suffered a fatal fall two days before she died. (Planking is a fad in which people photograph themselves lying face down in unusual locations.) USA Today initially published a story that included the planking reference, but that word was removed from later editions, as these images of Google’s cache of two older versions of the story show: more...