Transcript of Email correspondence with Detctive Chief Inspector Gopinathan

27 January 2004 to 6 February 2004.

 

 

----- Original Message -----

From: Adrienne Gaye Thompson

To: Detective Chief Inspector Vas Gopinathan

Sent: Friday, February 06, 2004 8:07 AM

Subject: Criminal Complaint against the University of Aberdeen and Others

 

Detective Gopinathan:

 

Relinquish my Criminal Complaint at once. Your intent is clearly to obstruct investigation and frustrate my pursuit of this matter. I note that you have also failed to confirm your rank, having lied on 20 January claiming to be "Detective Chief Superintendent". 

 

Although I pointed out in my last email that I had made no allegations of plagiarism, you have again emailed to ask how I came to know that MacLean plagiarised my Thesis for his PhD. Like you, the University of Aberdeen have also disregarded my allegations of theft, falsely representing the charge as "plagiarism" instead of theft. Such stonewalling would evidently only be for the benefit of the criminal defendants. In my email of 7 March 2003 to Professor Rice, I referred to paragraphs 4 and 31 of Exhibit H 1, reiterating that my allegations were not about plagiarism:

 

 

"It is now apparent, from Mr. Cannon's announcement of 21 February 2003 [4], why the University has been deliberately misrepresenting my allegations of theft and copyright infringement as "plagiarism". It is clear from the University's definition of plagiarism, that a negative finding of plagiarism would not preclude twin findings of theft and copyright infringement. The University knew this from the outset, and calculated the mischaracterization of my allegations as "plagiarism" with intent to suppress the inevitable judgement pronouncing theft and copyright infringement. Cannon's report that your independent investigation, which commissioned an "External Subject Specialist", judged that my Honours Thesis was not plagiarized by MacLean in his production of his PhD Thesis - signally failed to mention both the theft and copyright infringement alleged. Please refer to paragraphs 4 and 31 of my Reply of October 7, 2002, where I make it clear that my allegations are not about plagiarism:

 

'Theft Not Plagiarism

You appear to be under the misapprehension that I made serious allegations of plagiarism by a former PhD student. I make no allegations of plagiarism. My LOD unambiguously referred to the theft of the Honours Thesis...'

 

'From 1983 to the present, the Senate pursued this course of bad faith in the administration of my claim. ... the Senate ...dishonestly seeks to counsel cause of action as plagiarism and not theft;'

 

Despite this incisive and unqualified rebuttal, the University arrogantly persisted in its insidious imposition of 'allegations of plagiarism', reiterating the latter in Cannon's letter of 21 February 2003, and Webb's email of 28 November 2002".

 

  1. Again, I have made no allegations of plagiarism. Plagiarism requires an intent to deceive the examiners. It is clear from the evidence that Colin Sinclair MacLean did not commission plagiarism in his PhD submission, he stole my Honours Thesis contrary to sections 1 and 15 of the Theft Act 1968, in combination with the examiners and other agents of the University. 
  2. In October of 1982, Dr. Christopher Cudworth advised me that my supervisors planned to use my Honours Thesis to back up MacLean's work for his PhD. Once Professor Leo-Rhynie pointed out in 1996 that my Thesis had been completely excluded from the achieved courses comprising my academic record, it was logical to suspect MacLean as the beneficiary. Examination of MacLean's PhD Thesis revealed his use of my entire FORTRAN Program.
  3. All of the above information is detailed in my Criminal Complaint and Exhibits, particularly, Exhibits F 1, G 1, and H 1, which you obviously have not bothered to read.

 

 Whoever asked you to review the allegation clearly does not intend that there should be any investigation. I demand that you immediately relinquish my Criminal Complaint, all Exhibits and Attachments, and return them, intact, to Assistant Commissioner Tarique Ghaffur who has a duty to ensure that the Complaint is processed in an appropriate and genuine manner, whether within his Specialist Crime Directorate, or elsewhere at Scotland Yard.

 

I shall be filing a further complaint with the Police Complaints Authority.

 

Adrienne Gaye Thompson
5 Roehampton Circle
Kingston 19
Jamaica
 
Telephone: (876) 924-0800
email: visionat@jol.com.jm

 

 

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----- Original Message -----

From: Vas.Gopinathan@met.police.uk

To: visionat@jol.com.jm

Sent: Thursday, February 05, 2004 9:15 AM

Subject: RE: Criminal Complaint against the University of Aberdeen and Others

 

Adrienne

Thank you for your e-mail and your comments have been noted. I am in possession of your file and and have been asked to review the allegation. Please can you tell me how you came to know that Colin Sinclair McLean plagarised our thesis for his PHD ?

Vas Gopinathan

 

 

 

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----- Original Message -----

From: Adrienne Gaye Thompson

To: Detective Chief Inspector Vas Gopinathan

Cc: DPP, Kent S. Pantry

Sent: Thursday, February 05, 2004 9:34 AM

Subject: Criminal Complaint against the University of Aberdeen and Others

 

Detective Gopinathan

 

Please confirm that you did send the email message below. It is abundantly clear from my Criminal Complaint that I made no allegations of plagiarism. It would seem that you are either not in possession of the documents, or haven't read them at all.

 

My Criminal complaint is explicit in the criminal offences charged: Theft, Obtaining by Deception, False Accounting, False Statements, Forgery, Suppression of documents, Blackmail, Handling Stolen Goods, and Conspiracy to defraud.

 

In my Preamble to the Criminal Complaint, I state categorically that the Jamaican Police have disregarded all of my reports. The reports are listed in Exhibit K.

 

This matter was not reported to the Grampian Police, and will not be. I returned to Jamaica in 1986 and became aware of the theft only in 1996. Since then I have reported the matter to the Jamaican Police, to the British High Commission, to the Regional Security Office at the US Embassy, and to the other parties mentioned in the documents.

 

There has been no investigation, and it would seem from your questions - the answers to which are clearly given in my Criminal Complaint - that Scotland Yard has also failed to begin any investigation.

 

Please confirm your title. The message I received on January 20 indicated that your rank was Chief Superintendent. I note that your  email below indicates your rank as Chief Inspector. Please confirm your rank. This matter requires investigation by senior officers with oversight by the Scotland Yard Leadership.

 

There is no point in proceeding unless the matter is being competently dealt with.

 

Adrienne Gaye Thompson
5 Roehampton Circle
Kingston 19
Jamaica
 
Telephone: (876) 924-0800
email: visionat@jol.com.jm

 

 

----- Original Message -----

From: <Vas.Gopinathan@met.police.uk>

To: <visionat@jol.com.jm>

Sent: Wednesday, February 04, 2004 10:17 AM

Subject: Allegations made to MPS

 

>
>
> >  -----Original Message-----
> > From: Gopinathan Vas 
> > Sent: 04 February 2004 16:13
> > To: 'vision@jol.com.jm'
> > Subject: Allegations made to MPS
> >
> > Adrienne
> > I have now had a chance to review the material you sent to Assistant
> > Commissioner Tarique Ghaffur and the subsequent e-mails you sent to
> > me. It would be helpful if you could answer the following questions.
> > Part of your allegation relates to the plagiarism of your thesis, can
> > you tell me how you came to find out this had happened as I don't have
> > a copy of your thesis or the plagiarised version. So I'm unclear as to
> > how you discovered this?
> > In order to identify whether this matter was investigated in the other
> > jurisdictions and to link up any enquiry I wondered if you could
> > answer the following questions:
> > Have you reported this matter to Grampian Constabulary is Scotland if
> > yes who to, when and what was the outcome
> > Have you reported the matter to the Jamaican Police if yes who to,
> > when and what was the outcome
> > Have you reported the matter to the Law enforcement authorities in the
> > USA if yes who to, when and what was the outcome
> > Once I have this information I will be able to progress the matter and
> > respond to you.
> > Vas Gopinathan
> > Det Ch Insp
>
>
>

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----- Original Message -----

From: <Vas.Gopinathan@met.police.uk>

To: <visionat@jol.com.jm>

Sent: Wednesday, February 04, 2004 10:17 AM

Subject: Allegations made to MPS

 

>
>
> >  -----Original Message-----
> > From: Gopinathan Vas 
> > Sent: 04 February 2004 16:13
> > To: 'vision@jol.com.jm'
> > Subject: Allegations made to MPS
> >
> > Adrienne
> > I have now had a chance to review the material you sent to Assistant
> > Commissioner Tarique Ghaffur and the subsequent e-mails you sent to
> > me. It would be helpful if you could answer the following questions.
> > Part of your allegation relates to the plagiarism of your thesis, can
> > you tell me how you came to find out this had happened as I don't have
> > a copy of your thesis or the plagiarised version. So I'm unclear as to
> > how you discovered this?
> > In order to identify whether this matter was investigated in the other
> > jurisdictions and to link up any enquiry I wondered if you could
> > answer the following questions:
> > Have you reported this matter to Grampian Constabulary is Scotland if
> > yes who to, when and what was the outcome
> > Have you reported the matter to the Jamaican Police if yes who to,
> > when and what was the outcome
> > Have you reported the matter to the Law enforcement authorities in the
> > USA if yes who to, when and what was the outcome
> > Once I have this information I will be able to progress the matter and
> > respond to you.
> > Vas Gopinathan
> > Det Ch Insp
>

 

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----- Original Message -----

From: Adrienne Gaye Thompson

To: Detective Chief Inspector Vas Gopinathan

Cc: DPP, Kent S. Pantry

Sent: Thursday, January 29, 2004 10:02 AM

Subject: Criminal Complaint

 

Detective Gopinathan


 

I lodged complaints with the Police Complaints Authority and Sir John Stevens, concerning Detective Chief Inspector Horne's handling of the matter. I received a letter from the PCA acknowledging the complaint, and I have attached, to this email message, a zip file of my complaint by email to your Commissioner.

 

Evidently, Detective Matthew Horne is, inter alia, not competent to deal with the matter and I expect that you will be working on this case with other officers at Scotland Yard.

 

I have an electronic copy of the Criminal Complaint, both attachments, and most of the exhibits. I'll send these to you; you might find that it is much easier to distribute and search for information in the electronic files.

 

Thank you for the email, please advise me as soon as you are ready to proceed.

 

Regards

Adrienne Gaye Thompson
5 Roehampton Circle
Kingston 19
Jamaica
 
Telephone: (876) 924-0800
email: visionat@jol.com.jm

 

 

My messages continue to be blocked:

 

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----- Original Message -----

From: Vas.Gopinathan@met.police.uk

To: visionat@jol.com.jm

Sent: Thursday, January 29, 2004 2:51 AM

Subject: RE: Criminal Complaint against the University of Aberdeen and Others

 

I'm sorry I haven't been able to speak with you, I've been out of the office. I am still trudging through the large amount of material you sent and hope that I should be able to report back to Matt Horne with my views.

Best Regards

Vas Gopinathan

 

 

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----- Original Message -----

From: Adrienne Gaye Thompson

To: Detective Chief Inspector Vas Gopinathan

Sent: Tuesday, January 27, 2004 8:19 PM

Subject: Criminal Complaint against the University of Aberdeen and Others

 

Dear Detective Gopinathan

 

I received your message last week indicating that you were anxious to proceed with my Criminal Complaint and that it would take you about a week to familiarize yourself with the documents submitted in the action. Thank you for phoning.

 

I suggest that we speak by telephone tomorrow (Wednesday 28 January 2004) or Thursday at about 3:00 pm your time; we are 5 hours behind you in Jamaica. My timetable is more flexible than yours is, so please confirm the day and time, or set another appointment that is more convenient for you. Either way we should begin a.s.a.p.

 

Please reply by email.

 

Regards

Adrienne Gaye Thompson
5 Roehampton Circle
Kingston 19
Jamaica
 
Telephone: (876) 924-0800
email: visionat@jol.com.jm