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Last week the U.S. Attorney and the Office of Inspector General of the Social Security Administration ("OIG-SSA") revealed the details of a major investigation in Little Rock and it's outcome.  The individual that they investigated ran an unlicensed bar connected with a strip club/ brothel. 

We expected tweets and emails to Carlton Saffa from tainted ABC Enforcement Director Boyce Hamlet claiming credit boasting that his "most elite law enforcement agency in Arkansas" had busted another bootlegger and saved countless females from the plight of sex trafficking.

Well, we can report that did not happen because the OIG-SSA, nor did anyone with the Arkansas Attorney General's office, include Hamlet or his agency in the investigation.  In fact, the ABC had no idea what was going on.   

Back in December 2015, the SSA-OIG partnered with the Arkansas Attorney General's Office and announced the formation of the Cooperative Disability Investigations ("CDI") Unit in Little Rock, Arkansas. As part of the nationwide CDI Program, the Little Rock Unit would identify and prevent Social Security disability fraud throughout the State of Arkansas.

One would think that if the illegal sale of alcoholic beverages in the State of Arkansas was discovered, by any law enforcement agency, they would bring the ABC into the loop.

Not when ABC Enforcement is headed by an individual that pretends to be a certified law enforcement officer and has a lengthy documented history of lying.  


From records we obtained we found that for quite some time Gary Lemond Shorter was operating an illegal bar/strip club/brothel that was called "The Cat House" from a home in a downtown Little Rock neighborhood.  Right next to a Jehovah Witnesses church building!

Shorter was drawing Social Security Disability benefits and operating his illegal enterprise and the income that it produced hit their fraud radar.

This case was so important that the OIG-SSA enlisted the assistance of the FBI.

Shorter purchased the large residence at 2301 Wolfe Street in the early 1990's and has operated "The Cat House" for an unknown period of time.

Using image history from Google Earth, we found that the empty lot used as a parking lot, had quite a few cars parked there in all the photos archieved.

We found no documents that listed it as a multi-family dwelling.  In fact, documents on file with the Pulaski County Circuit Clerk shows that is was mortgaged several times over the years as a single family residence.

We did find one thing that was humorous, besides the ABC being in the dark, and that was a notation on a federal court document.


We found this notation quite amusing in that Shorter's indictment stated he lied about not working (pimp and bootlegger) to receive Social Security Disability benefits, but the federal judge did not make being employed a condition of his release because he was disabled.

The Wolfe Street property was purchased by Odell Roy LLC from Gilbert, South Carolina in November 2016 at a foreclosure sale.

When contacted, a spokesperson for that company stated that they did not intend to operate a bar, strip club or whorehouse at that site.

We expect that more situations like this will ensue as the Medical Marijuana issue progresses and the ABC is involved with licensing and enforcement. 

With Hamlet heading ABC Enforcement and his documents issues with honesty and credibility the future of that part of the agency is in question.

Word is that Governor Hutchinson might have to fire Hamlet as he cannot find a suitable place to put him in any other state agency and he wants him as far away from the medical weed issue as he can get him.



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