After months of trying to weasel our way into an interview with J&D Consulting, we finally got our foot in the door late last week. Too late, though, it seems, as J&D has done a slick job setting up a shield between themselves and the media — a shield by the name of Caleb White.
Mr. White is the clean shaven, close-cropped, Express-shirt-wearing PR representative who offered to video chat with us over Skype, an offer we readily accepted, thinking him to be a Vice President of this or Director of that, but not, as it turned out, a “Liaison.” Regardless, we drilled him with our questions because, well, we needed to publish something.
Broadside: Thanks for meeting with us, Caleb. If you don’t mind, let’s get right into it. J&D has openly blamed Charles Richter for the tragedy at Olympic Stadium, claiming he was acting on his own and without J&D’s knowledge. Is it really possible that J&D would be unaware of what was going on with their own project?
CW: Great question. Thought provoking. What happened on Stadium Island was a tragedy on par with any in history. Our deepest sympathies go out to the families and those affected. Charles Richter was the Senior Project Manger in charge of construction and, yes, we believe that it was him and him alone who was working with Hand of Peace to orchestrate these attacks.
Broadside: And who did Richter report to? Who was he hiding these activities from?
CW: Charles Richter reported to Alain Hague, a Senior Executive here at J&D. Unfortunately, Mr. Hague was lost in the tragedy.
Broadside: And there’s no evidence that Alain was involved as well? No evidence that he was aware of Richter’s activities?
CW: Our internal investigations all lead to Richter’s being responsible. We believe he had been involved with Hand of Peace long before joining J&D Consulting and that he sought out his position here solely for the purpose of the attack. I assure you Mr. Hague’s reputation and credentials were second to none upon his hiring.
Broadside: Is there any information you could send me on Alain Hague? His company bio? Something like that.
CW: I would be happy to provide that information to you.
Broadside: And then of course there’s the cement. Most people believe the cement within the Stadium’s pilings was explosive. Is Charles Richter the only man in your organization who was aware of this?
CW: The investigation with Great West China Cement Company is ongoing. We don’t have any details at this time. What I can tell you is that Charles Richter was solely responsible for selecting and monitoring each and every supplier, GWCCC included.
Broadside: We’ve tried contacting them as well but there doesn’t seem to be anyone responding to inquiries, just some automated message. Does J&D stand behind their choice to hire Great West China Cement Company as a major supplier?
CW: Again, the investigation is ongoing. I assure you we are doing everything we can to get to the bottom of things. Is there anything else I can answer for you?
Broadside: Apparently not.