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A welcome from The Observer, Glen Aaron.
"There are three kinds of men. The one that learns by reading. The few who learn by observation. The rest of them have to pee on the electric fence for themselves." -- Will Rogers
My name is Glen Aaron. Like Will Rogers, I am glad to meet you, even though I do not yet know you. As both a trial lawyer and a secret international business and banking consultant for many years, I learned a lot in representing clients, from the very wealthy to the very poor, financially poor but rich in spirit. I learned the nature of people through personal observation and had a rich pool to draw from: personalities who morphed into extreme psychological and sociological effect.
Through most of my career, I did not become personally involved with my clients. I did, however, observe their demeanor, good and bad, and their character defects as well as their social dysfunction. I kept it all to myself. After all, my charge was to represent, not judge. In the twilight of that career, however, I came to know a Wall Street Journal heiress, both personally and professionally, and represented her in marrying a younger gay man and in transferring huge amounts of money and property for his benefit. My ten-year relationship with both the heiress and her new husband ended with brutal litigation from her children, also Wall Street Journal heirs, upon her death.
When it was all over, I reflected on the path that relationship had taken me and wrote The Prison Trilogy. These three books tell of my observations and the stories arising out of the individual segments on that path and the people they involved.
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The Prison Trilogy(What Is It?) From representing a 50-year old gay man who married a 75-year old Wall Street Journal heiress...
• When Jackie Bancroft's husband died in 1952, he left her an heiress to the income and value of The Wall Street Journal and one of the wealthier women in America. Almost 50 years later, Jackie would marry Ronnie Lee Morgan, a 50-year old gay interior decorator. Morgan was one of many clients in the active law practice of author Glen Aaron. This unusual marriage lasted until Jackie's mysterious death five years later. Throughout that period, Aaron became entwined in the personal lives and demands of the couple, along with handling many of their legal affairs. The huge money and property distributions made by Jackie to her husband, designed and handled by Aaron, resulted in a two-year federal prison sentence for Aaron. The first book in the trilogy is that story.
to sharing a prison cell with a 70-something Army officer…
• In prison, Aaron was assigned Colonel George Trofimoff as his cellmate. The Colonel turned out to be the highest-ranking U.S. Army officer ever convicted of spying. After initially resisting, Aaron agreed to look at the Colonel's case with the hope of finding a reason to make an additional appeal. What he found was a complete travesty of justice. For two years, an FBI agent had posed as a D.C. Russian Embassy representative in a sting operation designed to entrap the Colonel into exchanging what turned out to be a made-up story of espionage against America for the promise of a $45,000 payment. The resulting federal trial in Tampa railroaded the Colonel into a life prison sentence. The second book in The Prison Trilogy is that story.
to living the prison experience…
• The last book in the Trilogy sensitively portrays author Aaron’s fellow inmates in Part I: their uniqueness as people, the situations that brought them to prison, the hopes of some, the hopelessness of others. In Part II, the author describes the prison experience. This third book in The Prison Trilogy is not an "oh-poor-me" tale. It is a tale written with straightforward honesty and eye-opening enlightenment unknown to the average person. Aside from being a must-read, it is entertaining.
The Prison Trilogy
Observer: The Ronnie Lee and Jackie Bancroft Spencer Morgan Story, a tale of people, greed, envy, manipulation... even crime!
Observer: The Colonel George Trofimoff Story, the tale of America's highest ranking military officer convicted of spying.
Observer: The Prison People; The Prison Experience