Laura Silsby

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Laura Silsby
Laura Silsby

Public life

Laura Silsby founded the New Life Children's Refuge and led the expedition in Haiti. Though she was freed after serving her sentence in Haiti, she also faced legal problems in Idaho [1] [2]. In early March 2010, her attorney in these cases filed a motion to withdraw as her counsel.[3] Another lawyer who represented Silsby in a child custody case also withdrew as her attorney.[4]

Silsby faced civil lawsuits for fraud, wrongful termination and unpaid wages mostly related to Personal Shopper,[5][6][7] an Internet company that she founded in 1999 with James Hammons. Silsby and Hammons worked together at Hewlett-Packard [8].

Currently, Silsby goes by her married name, Laura Gayler, and works at AlertSense as their VP of Marketing.[9]( AlertSense provides a platform for issuing emergency alerts on a large scale. This includes Amber alerts for abducted children. For example in Arizona, Prescott eNews reported, "By broadcasting frequent public alerts, descriptions and other vital information in the crucial first hours after a child abduction, the Arizona AMBER Alert can enlist large numbers of citizens in an effort to recover the child as soon as possible. AMBER Alert notifications are supported by the AlertSense AMBER Alert Web Based System and the Emergency Alert System (EAS)"[10](

Source: Wikipedia on New Life Children's Refuge

Pizzagate findings

The online blog,, did a great objective writeup explaining this scandal. It is highly recommended.

Here is the abstract from, The Clinton-Silsby Trafficking Scandal And How The Media Attempted To Ignore/Cover It Up, by William Craddick, published on January 25th, 2017:[11][Archived Version]


Contrary to reports in the media, the crowd sourced investigation labeled by some as "Pizzagate" did not begin with internet sleuths digging through the Wikileaks Podesta Files releases looking for pizza parlors and encoded language discussing human trafficking. It began with the shocking discovery that Hillary and [[Bill Clinton]] provided assistance to convicted child trafficker, Laura Silsby, resulting in a reduced sentence for child trafficking.

Silsby was arrested at the Haitian border attempting to smuggle 33 children out of Haiti without documentation. Her sentence and charges were reduced after an intervention by [[Bill Clinton]]. In the aftermath of Silsby's arrest, her originally retained lawyer [[Jorge Puello]] was arrested in connection with an international smuggling ring accused of trafficking women and minors from Central America and Haiti. The revelation of this news in November was either ignored by the Western media or attacked by Clinton controlled publications.

Attempt to abduct 33 children from Haiti

Laura Silsby was caught and faced charges in 2010 for trying to abduct 33 children from Haiti, most of whom were not even orphans and had families. Ms. Silsby had claimed she originaly planned to build an orphanage in the Dominican Republic, but authorities in the country said she never submitted an application for this purpose. Silsby's organization instead located to Haiti after the earthquake in February 2010.[12][13]

Silsby's connections to the Clintons, which go back as far as 2001, may have influenced the outcome of her case. Three days after the arrival of Bill Clinton to Haiti following the earthquake, all charges of kidnapping were dropped against Ms. Silsby.[14]

Connection to Hillary Clinton

Clintons negotiate to significantly lower charges for Laura Silsby

Huma Abedin was constantly forwarding Hillary articles on Silsby's organization and its status leading up to the event:

Then Bill Clinton arrived in Haiti three weeks after the earthquake in February 2010 and just days after Laura Silsby and the New Life Children’s Refuge missionaries were arrested. Within one month he managed to convince the Haitian government that there had been no wrong-doing and the charges were dropped from kidnapping to "irregular air travel".[15] All the missionaries were immediately freed aside from Laura Silsby, who then served 4 months in Haitian jail.[16]

Further connections between Laura, the Clintons, and trafficking

Jorge Puello, the attorney who represented Laura Silsby, was himself convicted as a sex trafficker[17]

An email in Wikileaks was uncovered from the State Department describing the costs to transport children which included religious rhetoric:

UNCLASSIFIED U.S. Department of State Case No. F-2014-20439 
Doc No. C05766639 Date: 08/31/2015 
• For God to guide us to the children He wants us to bring to NLCR and for their physical, emotional and spiritual healing

Source: WikiLeaks

Cheryl Mills, close attorney to the Clintons, was intimately involved in the press releases surrounding the United States portrayal of Silsby's arrest.[18][19] Silsby and the New Life Children's Refuge come up many times in the Clinton emails in fact.[20]

Hillary Clinton also contacted a lawyer regarding the 10 people who were arrested for their roles in the New Life Children's Refuge kidnapping case.[21]

Special thanks to Voat user @Look_See_Think

More info on this story:

Connection to Max Maccoby and James Achilles Alefantis

Special thanks to Voat user Sentastixc

Jorge Puello [Archived Version]


  • July, 2009 - Laura Silsby and Charisa Coulter visit Dominican Republic and inquired about property in the northwestern village of Gaspar Hernandez, a known pedophile area. (Boston, [26])
  • Nov, 2009 - Bill Clinton was scheduled to visit somebody at the NPH orphanage in Haiti, Friends of the Orphans, which is eventually revealed to be the orphanage that Laura Silsby was given children from. (Robin Forestal, [27])
note: approx. 2 months before the earthquake
  • Dec 7, 2009 - Laura Silsby’s $358,500 house gets foreclosed by the bank. (New York Times, [28])
During late December, Laura Silsby and Charisa Coulter visited Haiti for a week to visit some orphanages. (Wall Street Journal, [30])
  • Jan 12, 2010 - 7.3 magnitude earthquake hits 10 miles Southwest of Port-au-Prince, Haiti. [32]
The Friends of the Orphans building in Petionville, Fr. Wasson Center (of Friends of the Orphans), collapses, and 4 volunteers, including orphanage volunteer Molly Hightower, die. (NPH, [33])
- Official reports show that it originally housed 450 children, indicating an unexplained disappearance of 100 children. (NPH, [35]) (Molly Hightower, [36]) [37]
- Coincidentally, this number matches Laura Silsby’s documented mission statement to collect 100 orphans. [38]
- add to List of mysterious deaths ?
A concerned citizen catches them in the act and reports to a police officer, who stops them and orders the children to get off the bus. Afterwards, he directs Laura Silsby to the Dominican embassy. (CNN, [42])
Dominican Republic consul in Haiti warns Laura Silsby that without necessary documentation, her actions would be considered child-trafficking. (CNN, [43])
  • Jan 27, 2010 - Laura Silsby visits Ouanaminthe and meets with pastor Jean Sainvil to discuss the next plan. (NY Daily News, [44])
  • Jan 28, 2010 - Jean Sainvil approaches villages and convinces parents to hand over their children. (NY Daily News, [45])
  • Jan 29, 2010 - Laura Silsby and missionaries arrested for trying to take 33 children out of Haiti. (Boston, [46])
  • Jan 30, 2010 - Pastor Jean Sainvil hears of Laura Silsby’s arrest, and leaves the country. (Wall Street Journal, [47])
  • Feb, 2010 - Hillary Clinton and staff work with media on press release regarding the (NLCR) New Life Children's Refuge . (Wikileaks, [48], [49]) NLCR is brought up several times in Clinton emails. (Wikileaks, [50])
  • Feb 5, 2010 - Bill Clinton flies into Port-au-Prince for the second time since the earthquake, to negotiate a solution. (United Nations (UN) , [51])
  • Feb 7, 2010 - “And I was just amazed to see she was down in Haiti, saying she was trying to save orphans. She never struck me as the do-gooder type,” says neighbor Chris Wentzel. (The Sunday Telegraph, [52])
  • March, 2010 - her attorney in these cases filed a motion to withdraw as her counsel [53] (name of attorney referencing?)
  • 2015 - Silsby married and took the last name Gayler [54] (source of date of marriage?)

Additional Notes

Wikileaks Endorsement

Wikileaks tweeted a link to the article, originally posted by Reddit user, PleadingtheYiff, with the statement Significant, if partisan, find showing how the Clintons supported child stealer Laura Silsby. [55]


Daily Beast, WikiLeaks’ Latest ‘Find’ Is a Conspiracy Theory From Trump’s Subreddit, by Ben Collins, published on November 4th, 2016.[56]

Associated locations

See also

  • Mary Sue Conaway [60] worked for NPFS, worked at the embassy in the Dominican Republic at the time of the earthquake - had the title of 'Abduction Chief' (Office of Children's Issues) at the US State Department - Silsby claimed she had authorization from an 'unnamed Dominican official' - she was in charge of the orphanage's secret task force [61] - according to Pakistan's intelligence files she's a CIA operative [62]

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