WARNING! THE SUBJECT MATTER OF THIS FILM MAKES IT NOT SUITABLE FOR ALL VIEWERS.
The 1993 documentary,'Conspiracy of Silence' reveals a US child sex abuse and pedophilia ring that led to the highest levels of government.
The film was based on 'The Franklin Cover-up,' a book by decorated Vietnam War veteran and 16-year Nebraska state senator, John DeCamp. It was produced for the British documentary series, "First Tuesday" with financing from the Discovery Channel.
It begins with the shut-down of Nebraska's Franklin Community Federal Credit Union after a raid by federal agencies in 1988 revealed that $40 million was missing. What initially looked like a financial swindle soon exploded into a startling tale of drugs, money laundering and a nationwide child sex abuse ring. Nineteen months later, the legislative committee's chief investigator died suddenly and violently. A dozen others linked to the Franklin case investigation died strange and mysterious deaths.
Originally scheduled to air in May of 1994, The Discovery Channel inexplicably withdrew its support and reimbursed Yorkshire television the half million dollars it'd cost to make.
Thanks to the power of the Internet, this documentary is viewable today.