Who Are The Royal Order of Jesters?

Uncovering a Police-Driven, International Sex Trafficking Ring that Actually Happened

Two Jesters in Brazil with underage sex workers. Photo: Garcia da Silva

What I’m going to present to you in this article will be bizarre, troubling, and very hard to digest. It involves multiple branches of government, law enforcement, and tax-exempt groups soliciting, transporting, and sexually assaulting underaged illegal sex workers and undocumented immigrants.

The Royal Order of Jesters are a tax-exempt branch of Freemasons — specifically Shriners — that self-describe themselves as:

“a fun degree, with absolutely no serious intent. The motto, ‘Mirth is King,’ is sufficient to give voice to the purpose of the organization. The Royal Order of Jesters feel that there are times, after our hard work and dedication to family and mankind, when everyone should remember to laugh and appreciate the good work one has done.

Here’s a link to their former website, which was quickly deleted when early scandals broke.

They are also a registered 501(c)(10) organization who spend about $125,000 annually on “social functions and meetings for approximately 150 members to promote brotherhood and friendship.”

More Jester members with Brazilian sex workers. Photo: Garcia De Silva

According to their tax returns, “brotherhood” and “friendship” are best experienced via regular $30,000 parties. There’s also no record of the organization donating any organizational money to charitable causes or anything outside of their parties.

But there’s a lot more to this.

On March 9th, 2008, Buffalo News broke a story involving New York Supreme Court Justice Ronald Tills, Erie County, NY Deputy Michael Lesinski, Lockport, NY Police Captain John Trowbridge and New York State Law Clerk Michael Stebick participating in a human trafficking operation that involved transporting undocumented immigrant sex workers from as far as Kentucky to New York and Canada.

Why?

They were transporting the young women to and from a private event held by The Royal Order of Jesters, of whom paid for the sex workers and quiet police transport.

In June 2008, former Justice Ronald Tills told investigators that there were about 30 women at the national event and “described a network of members who had the ability to supply such women.” It was then that he identified Lesinski’s renting of two limousines that took the prostitutes to Canada.

Here’s an excerpt of what Michael Lesinski was subsequently charged and convincted of:

Lesinski is charged with knowingly, willfully and unlawfully combining, conspiring and agreeing together with others, including Ronald Tills, to commit an offense against the United States, that is to knowingly transport women in interstate and foreign commerce, with the intent that said women engage in prostitution, in violation of Title 18 (Mann Act) and that at least one overt act was committed in furtherance of the conspiracy, in that the defendant, Michael Lesinski, on April 18, 2005, did rent limousines in order to transport said women from the Buffalo airport to Niagara Falls, Ontario, Canada, with the intent that the women engage in prostitution.”

FBI Sentencing

Affidavit

As part of his plea arrangement, Tills additionally admitted to engaging in such conduct five more times. Another incident in Winnepeg, Manitoba involving the organization’s parent group, the Shriners, looks almost identical.

That’s still not all.

These pictures I’ve been posting? They’re from another investigation in Brazil, of — you guessed it — The Royal Order of Jesters participating in sex, drug use, and other illicit acts with Brazilian girls as young as 13.

The Jesters were operating under the guise of a local fishing tour company called Wet-A-Line. The photos, as well as testimony of human trafficking, arose under a Defamation lawsuit in Texas that arose when a competing fishing-tour company discovered the operation.

Despite numerous affidavits and firsthand reports of “Masons and Jesters” participating in these acts, Wet-A-Line’s attorneys attempted to paint the accuser, Phil Marsteller, as an “evil, maniacal sociopath who thrives on bullying and threats.”

Wet-A-Line eventually paid Marstellar off the case, settling for $15,000.

NY Supreme Court Justice Ronald Tills was convicted and sentenced to 18 months in prison, and served 3 before being released.

Erie County Deputy Michael Lesinski was convicted and sentenced to one year of probation and a $1,000 fine.

Lockport Police Captain John Trowbridge was convicted and sentenced to 2 years probation.

NY Law Clerk Michael R. Stebick was convicted and sentenced to four months of home confinement, and was required to forfeit the motor home he used to transport prostitutes across state lines. He was also given a $5000 fine.

Why Haven’t I Heard of This?

What I’m presenting you has nothing to do with conspiracy theory — everything in this report is comprised of verifiable facts and information that directly implicate multiple branches of federal and state governments in numerous criminal affairs in at least 3 countries.

So why don’t I remember any hint of this story? Why do my searches look like this?

Why is there nothing on this issue in the mainstream news? Why have seemingly all outlets ignored this monstrous criminal network that has no signs of slowing down? Why are these verdicts considered “justice” at all?

Why are the authorities of our nation allowed this special treatment?