It’s a matter of obligation and responsibility…
Blog writers and investigators feel it is their obligation to warn fellow Buddhists about the activities of a con artist who is actively trying to penetrate Buddhist organizations anywhere and any place he can in order to bilk them of their funds and, if possible, their organization’s assets, such as land and buildings. William Cassidy has numerous aliases so you are unlikely to encounter him using his actual name. William L. Cassidy is a career criminal and sociopath who has served prison time for acts of violence and sexual assault against women, and was detained for approximately a year for cyber stalking. He was indicted by a grand jury in 2011, and was detained by US Marshals for almost a year. You can read more about that at https://protectingnyingma2.wordpress.com/2011/12/18/criminal-case-no-rwt-11-091/ . He should be considered extremely dangerous.
Cassidy has a number of aliases that he has used, including Tulku Tenpa, Urgyen Rinpoche, Jigme Rinpoche, Bob O’Hearn, William Sanderson, and Marshal Jim Duncan. He is also very active on Twitter where he utilized an ever-changing cast of sock puppets to both lure in unsuspecting victims and to attack those who have exposed him for what he is.
Blog investigators have circumstantial evidence that Cassidy is currently using the avatar @mana_horse. While we can’t be certain at this time, we do feel it’s our duty to warn that he is constantly changing Twitter identities, deleting old ones and adding new ones. He also creates accounts using the legitimate names of authentic teachers and then poses as them while continuing his attacks.
In 2008, while Cassidy was being cared for by Jetsunma Ahkon Lhamo’s sangha (prior to them realizing who he really is and his con games; see more background information at https://protectingnyingma2.wordpress.com/2012/03/07/william-l-cassidy-a-conpendium/ , she became suspicious of his claims of being a tulku and decided to check with the master’s of the Palyul lineage, including His Holiness Penor Rinpoche to verify whether Cassidy was a tulku. His Holiness responded that as a Western man if Cassidy had been recognized as a tulku, His Holiness would have been aware of that. His Holiness Penor Rinpoche confirmed that Cassidy was not a tulku, and instructed that Jetsunma could be kind to him, but Cassidy was not who he claimed to be. [click here to see His Holiness’ letter]
Being exposed by Ahkön Lhamo brought out the worst of Cassidy’s sociopathic tendencies. He also blames her for having to serve more prison time. Now, more than four years later, along with his cyber stalking partner, Andrew Wilson, (@MuJuShinKyo) Cassidy has conspired to launch a series of blistering, relentless attacks on Ahkön Lhamo (@JALPalyul) on Twitter, spreading lies which have not the least basis in truth. We have circumstantial evidence that Wilson is also @Horse_Crimes on Twitter. Cassidy and Wilson play games for what seems like 24 hours a day, without cessation, launching tweet after tweet to humiliate, stalk, and harass Jetsunma.
KPC indicates they had no knowledge of Andrew Wilson prior to the FBI raid that took place in February 2011, and were informed by the Federal Bureau of Investigation that it was Andrew Wilson who was connected with some (not all) of the twitter accounts behind some of the vicious threats against Jetsunma. This was first learning that Cassidy in fact had a cohort in the onslaught of attacks. Blog investigators have asked KPC members if Andrew Wilson has any past relationships with Jetsunma or KPC, and the answer is no, he is an unknown to Jetsunma and her organization. They have no knowledge of him or why he has developed such a strong interest in attacking Jetsunma and KPC. More on Wilson at: https://protectingnyingma2.wordpress.com/2012/03/14/1334/ and https://protectingnyingma2.wordpress.com/2012/04/11/andrew-wilson-and-william-cassidy-sitting-in-a-tree/ .
Both Cassidy and Wilson have attacked the Palyul lineage, one moment attacking the lineage masters as fakes and money hungry, the next attempting to lure various lineage lamas into their fold, lamas such as Ogyen Tulku Rinpoche. Their goal is clear: to bring down Jetsunma Ahkon Lhamo, and the pure Palyul lineage.
Don’t be fooled. These men mean no good. If you have had any contact with them or if you have been victimized by them in any way, please tell us about your experience by contacting this blog. Please include any evidence you have to support your claims. The information in this post can be verified elsewhere on this blog, public records, and multiple verified online sources.