Cassidy at Losar Festival in Arizona
These photos are from a recent festival at the Amitabha Stupa in Sedona Arizona which Cassidy organized. This festival was held February 7th, 2008. Cassidy, who was at the time receiving “hospice” care by a local Buddhist community had encouraged them to create a large event around Losar to attract visitors to their Stupa. The day after the event the offering boxes at this Stupa were broken into and the offerings stolen. Cassidy admonished the sangha there that this was their karma and they should not call the police. Within two weeks of this gathering, Cassidy left the community to return to Lucerne Valley, California. It was later discovered during his visit with this community, where he claimed to have cancer and that he was dying, that in fact he did not have cancer, nor did he have any terminal illness. See the Health Claims page for more information.
Photo of William Cassidy in Las Vegas
See this photo at: http://travel.webshots.com/album/554727010BQzFrE
William Cassidy had a varied history in Las Vegas, Nevada. He was assistant to the mayor Oscar Goodman in 2003 during which time he drew attention for his unusual tactics in the Ted Binion murder trial in 1998. Cassidy was charged with sex assault, arson, stalking and kidnapping charges April 23rd, 2003. He was convicted after pleading guilty to first degree arson and attempted battery constituting domestic violence in November of 2003. Articles from that period in the Review Journal of Las Vegas also reveal repeated arrests for domestic violence against his wife at that time Xiao Ping. See our Criminal History
page for links to these articles. Also under the name of William Cassidy he authored many books on subjects ranging from martial arts to silent killing, which can be viewed on our Books page.
- William L Cassidy
- William LR Cassidy
- Jigme Rinpoche
- Bob O’Hearn
- Bill Cassidy
- William Sanderson
- Marshal Jim Duncan
- Since cooperating with our inquiries, a monk in Arizona has begun receiving phone calls threatening violence from an anonymous caller.
- Cassidy uses only a Chinese drivers license.
- He has given several fictitious birth dates.
“Dr.” Urgyan Tenpa, “a visionary Western Buddhist pioneer”:
working as security guard
and selling Tibetan herbals
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