Cassidy To Be Extradited to Nevada

William L. Cassidy appeared in court today in San Bernardino County at a waiver hearing. He said, “I waive”, and was whisked away with another felon. He will be transported to Clark County, Nevada where he will remain in jail awaiting his probation revocation hearing. We have learned it can take a month to even book a hearing.

Published in: on March 18, 2008 at 4:39 pm  Leave a Comment  
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Details of Arrest/Process

We have investigated the arrest of William L. Cassidy and offer this information so that if anyone else has complaints against this person they will know the legal authorities they can contact.

On Thursday, March 13, 2008, a deputy from the Sheriff’s office located William L. Cassidy living in Lucerne Valley, CA. The same William L. Cassidy had an outstanding warrant for his arrest (a PC1551.1- Fugitive No Bail Warrant). The deputies went to his home, finding no one there. Having located a description of Cassidy’s car and its license plate number, they called deputies in Big Bear, CA to see if it was parked near the Big Bear Café, a wi-fi coffee house known to be used by Cassidy. He was there and upon exiting the café, accompanied by the former nun/now girlfriend Julie Greene/Nydia Alexandra, Cassidy was placed under arrest. His vehicle was released to the custody of Julie Greene/Nydia Alexandra. Cassidy was taken to the West Valley Detention Center. He will appear in San Bernardino County Court Monday for a hearing regarding extradition to Nevada, the jurisdiction under which he was placed on probation.

Anyone can keep track of his release from San Bernardino County by registering with the VINE System at 800-247-0551 and entering his booking number 0803060069.

It is not known at this time if charges will be brought against Julie/Nydia for aiding a fugitive.

Published in: on March 14, 2008 at 11:43 pm  Comments (1)  
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Booking Information

Here is the booking information from Cassidy’s arrest yesterday:

You can follow this link to the website to view it for yourself but he will only be listed for 72 hours, so after 3-16-08 you will no longer be able to access the online file. We have a PDF copy we made in case you wish to confirm this is for real:

Published in: on March 14, 2008 at 9:57 pm  Leave a Comment  
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Tenpa/Cassidy arrested in Big Bear California

We just learned that William Cassidy aka Tenpa was arrested today in Big Bear California for violation of probation re the Nevada conviction.

Published in: on March 13, 2008 at 10:23 pm  Leave a Comment  
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Dharma Scammed

William L. Cassidy, aka Tulku Tenpa, has perpetrated a scam in the Buddhist community. In the Vajrayana Buddhist tradition, the recognition of Tulkus, or reincarnate Lamas, is practiced in order to insure the continued purity of the teachings handed down through the generations. A Tulku who has been authentically recognized is able to name the Lineage with which he or she is associated, as well as the Lamas who have made the recognition. Cassidy, inventing for himself the persona “Tulku Orgyan Tenpa” simply started a blog, which was rich with convincing content giving rise to the belief that perhaps he was ‘for real’. He began to correspond through email to members of one Vajrayana group and slowly began to play on their sympathies by indicating that he was mortally ill, living in a tent or in mine shafts in the desert in California and had nowhere to go and no one to care for him. Offering him shelter in Arizona, the group, thinking they were caring for a “Rinpoche” (high Lama in the tradition) began to support him financially, purchasing his food, and paying for moving his belongings from California to Arizona. This escalated into purchasing many items he requested and insisted that he needed. Becoming suspicious of some of his behavior and requests, this group wrote to the head of their Lineage, who replied that he had never heard of this “Tulku”, and since he knows all the heads of all the Lineages, would have heard of an American Tulku who had supposedly ‘declined being recognized’. Further searches into Cassidy’s background began to turn up the information you see on this blog. Even after finding out he was not a Tulku, and still thinking he was a dying man, this group offered him a place to live for his remaining short time. Within days of being found out, Cassidy fled the home where he was staying, enlisting the help of one of the group’s nuns, having turned her mind against her teacher and her sangha. He got her to abandon her teacher, her sangha, her sister, her aging parents who were living with her, and left her large pack of dogs for her parents to care for. Later it was discovered he had used the credit card of another nun without her permission and that he is not mortally ill. The group is still totaling the costs of the scam, but it is approaching $10,000 financially; in interviewing many members of the group, it is clear the emotional cost is beyond measure.

In perpetrating this scam, Cassidy used a false identity of “Susan Nevis” on e-sangha, and “Susan Rockefeller” via e-mail, saying ‘she’ was his biographer and sending members of this group false information about interviews with Tibetan Lamas who are all now conveniently deceased.

The Tibetan Buddhist Sangha of America is another ‘group’ we suspect is not a sangha group at all. Under this organization’s name Cassidy goes by the name Ven. William Cassidy or Jigme Rinpoche. This is the organization under which he registers ownership of assets and has a Federal Credit Union to which ‘donations’ are made. We have been unable to find any of Cassidy/Jigme/Tenpa’s students.

Published in: on March 10, 2008 at 3:05 pm  Comments (2)  
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Guru Rinpoche says that in these degenerate times demonic forces (demons, negative spirits, and harmful entities) are intentionally manifesting, sending forth deceptive emanations of themselves in the form of spiritual teachers, appearing as great scholars and realized ones, honorable and disciplined on the outside yet actually harmful entities on the inside. They are intentionally trying to lead sentient beings into lower realms.

Guru Rinpoche also said that during these degenerate times there are many demons and spirits who will say they are deities when they are not. Specifically, there are nine types that will come into human realms to lead beings astray on the spiritual path in these times. These negative spirits will manifest deceptive displays, making it appear that they have reached the first, second and third bhumis when in fact they haven’t. They will display magical signs to cause you to believe they have. They will even appear as bodhisattvas when they are not. They will manifest different signs and miraculous displays, through body, speech, and mind, so inconceivable that they will take your mind away. Seeing these deceptive displays of power, beings with weak merit and karma will experience the arising of faith in their minds and will focus all their devotion on these negative beings.

-Great Perfection Buddha in the Palm of the Hand, Commentary by Gyaltul Rinpoche, Yeshe Melong Publications