‘BLACKMAIL TAPES NOW IN THE KREMLIN’S GRASP’: Informant Who’s SEEN Jeffrey Epstein’s ‘Kompromat’ Reveals ‘Disgusting’ Contents of Tape—Should Prince Andrew Be Worried?

In another excerpt from the sensational new book “EPSTEIN: DEAD MEN TELL NO TALES,” we reveal why British intelligence chiefs are concerned that Russia may have obtained kompromat, compromising material, on Prince Andrew.

Dylan Howard
Dec 6, 2019 · 5 min read

“I will not be divulging any of the information I may know of or possess, because the secrecy of the data I have access ensures the safety of me and my loved ones. I hope the growing concerns and reports about Jeffrey Epstein’s international sex-trafficking empire, and his relationship with the rich and powerful people like the Duke of York, will generate official and news media investigations which will uncover all the facts….”


Not long after releasing that statement, John Mark Dougan took matters into his own hands, inviting journalist Ron Chepesiuk to review the materials and confirm their existence. A longtime friend of Dougan, Chepesiuk flew to Moscow on September 24, 2019.

On the alleged photograph of Prince Andrew and Virginia Roberts, The Duke of York recently told the BBC: “Listen, I don’t remember, I don’t remember that photograph ever being taken. “I don’t remember going upstairs in the house.”

There, according to Chepesiuk, Dougan cracked open the Epstein blackmail files for the very first time.

“He just wanted to verify,” Chepesiuk told our team. “He suggested it and I said, ‘It’s to verify that they have something there.’ He said, ‘I’m not going to show it to you long.’”

What happened next shocked the journalist:

“So what happened was, it was less than five minutes, and a couple of random scenes from the thing. It was obviously surveillance tape of a bedroom and there were a couple of younger, may even have been underage, I don’t know, they were very young.

“It was far away and it looked like it was coming from a wall. The camera and all that. It looked like surveillance in a TV show. So I just assumed that it was coming from a camera probably facing, on a wall.”

“And there was some older men and I didn’t look at them. It was very hard to see it from afar. I wanted to, but they were definitely dealing with some sex, you know? So that was it. Then he closed it up, and took it again and saved whatever he was doing. I didn’t want to know.

“I didn’t want to have the responsibility of trying to identify people so I wasn’t really interested in trying to identify people. I just wanted to look at it and verify that it was what it looked like, surveillance tapes.

“Pretty disgusting. Didn’t want to be a voyeur. I’m not into that sort of thing. That was it. That was it. It was verified, and that was it.

“I guess he wanted to have somebody else say that he had them. We had developed a good working relationship and he trusted me. He just wanted to verify that, because I don’t think he ever looked at the tapes until that moment because he got them from this guy in law enforcement in Palm Beach. He never, what I can gather, really was interested in the contents.

“He was a straight shooter, he gave his word that he would take care of them, and that’s what he did. But he wasn’t really interested in what was going on inside.

“But he’s been forced to pay more attention to it because of what broke in England with the Prince Andrew connection.”

That’s also the reason, Dougan says that he fears for his life.

“Now I have the very peculiar problem of worrying about being hunted down by MI6,” he claimed.

Chepesiuk says that during his visit, there were indeed red flags.

“John said that he noticed a car following him,” he recalled.

“Here in Moscow there’s a lot of twists and turns so if you’re moving, twisting and turning and here’s a car that’s always on your, always in sight, you begin to wonder if that car is following you.”

“John said the car was behind him right back into the city. It’s about 30 or 40 kilometers. It’s way out there that the alternative airport route in Moscow. So it was a long journey to have this car in the back of you all this way.”

Dougan says he’s right to be concerned. Recarey’s sudden death in 2018 — at the age of 50 — shocked those who knew him, as well as those who have followed the Epstein case.

John Dougan, a former U.S. Marine and Palm Beach County Florida Deputy Sheriff, is now living in Moscow where he was granted political asylum in 2016. “I fled to Russia after American intelligence agencies raided my home because I had exposed the rampant corruption and racism within the Palm Beach County Sheriff’s Office,” he has said.

Few people have noted, however, that he was not the only mysterious death in the Palm Beach area during that period. In April 2018, almost exactly one month before Recarey’s death, attorney Alan Ross, who represented an Epstein victim in the early civil suits, died of a similarly fast-acting cancer at age 68.

Before that, the houseman who cleaned Epstein’s sex toys, Alfredo Rodriguez, died of a fast-acting, six-month cancer in 2015, almost exactly at the same time as Virginia Roberts Giuffre’s civil case brought the Epstein story — and Prince Andrew’s part in it — back into the open. He was only 60.

“Of course, he knew all about Prince Andrew,” Rodriguez’s widow, Patricia Dunn said at the time.

Recarey’s Floridian wife told “EPSTEIN: DEAD MEN TELL NO TALES” that he passed from cancer, too.

Was it just a coincidence that these three men, all in Florida, died similar deaths that seemed timed to developments in the Epstein case? Poisoning by arsenic, heavy metals, and radioactive substances are all known to cause cancer in humans.

Dougan says he’s not taking any chances. His family left behind in the United States, he wonders if he’ll ever see them again.

“Look, somebody has to expose the evil people, I guess you would say. Somebody’s gotta do it, right? And somebody has to pay the price. Am I happy that I’ve done what I’ve done? Yeah. I’m very happy with what I’ve done so far.”

“But now you’re asking me, is it worth it for me to have lost my children? I don’t know, man. I mean, no.”

With the blackmail tapes now in the Kremlin’s grasp and with the potential to circulate worldwide, some now have a lot more to lose.

“EPSTEIN: DEAD MEN TELL NO TALES” by DYLAN HOWARD, MELISSA CRONON & JAMES ROBERTSON is available for purchase at all good book stores along with Amazon and Barnes & Noble.

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Described by AdWeek as “the king of Hollywood scoops,” Dylan Howard is an investigative journalist, author and producer with unprecedented access to the facts.

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