In May 2008, Vincent Bugliosi published a 339-page book (including 73 pages of notes) entitled The Prosecution of George W. Bush for Murder.  --  (A three-page summary is available here.)  --  In his book, which briefly appeared on national bestseller lists despite a virtual blackout in the mainstream press, Bugliosi, a well-known prosecutor who has won 105 felony convictions in 106 trials, argued that the vicarious liability rule of conspiracy is a legal basis for the prosecution of former President George W. Bush for murder.  --  He also argued that "any state attorney general in the fifty states (or any district attorney . . . in any county of any state) could bring a murder charge against Bush" provided there is an overt act committed by one or more members of the conspiracy in that jursidiction.  --  He argued that Dick Cheney, Condoleezza Rice, and probably also Donald Rumsfeld, Karl Rove, Scooter Libby, and Michael Gerson (Bush's speechwriter) should also be prosecuted.  --  A dramatic nine-minute trailer of an upcoming film based on the book was released recently.[1]  --  Because of Bugliosi's problems distributing the film in the U.S., a Canadian production company recently acquired distribution rights.[2]  --  The film is scheduled for release in February 2010....




November 30, 2009


[Press release]


WINDSOR [Canada] -- Americans pride themselves on their freedom of expression but a Canadian production company has discovered first-hand that the American media censors far more than the average person is aware.

Canadian production company, NAFTC Studios has acquired the rights to distribute the controversial documentary The Prosecution of George W. Bush for Murder based on Vincent Bugliosi’s best-selling novel by the same name.  The partnership came about following a meeting between Mr. Bugliosi and Windsor native Jim Shaban after Shaban became aware of the intense media black-out in the U.S. of the book and now the film.  Mainstream U.S. media outlets that have previously supported Bugliosi have actively blocked the promotion of this latest effort.

“Americans pride themselves on their freedom of speech without censorship or limitation but unfortunately these rights were not extended to this important film,” says Shaban.  I realized this project would never get the attention it deserves if it remained in the U.S.,” he explains.  “Canadians come from a region where our head of state, the Queen, can do no wrong.  I wondered,  Would it be possible?  Could the President of the most powerful nation in the world be prosecuted?  I realized that at the very least, Canadians and the International community at large would be interested in exploring this topic and giving it the respect it deserves.  Vincent agreed and we decided to move the film and its promotion activities to Canada.”

Acquiring the rights to such a significant film was no small feat for this small and relatively unknown production company.  Bugliosi’s commitment to ensuring the message is heard despite the obstacles set forth by the American media comes down to one monumental truth that he believes the world must know.  “The war with Iraq,” Bugliosi insists, “was based on a lie.”

More information about the film can be found at


Vincent Bugliosi has always been a hero of justice and of the true-crime genre, having prosecuted one of the most famous murder cases in history (Charles Manson) and written the definitive book on the O.J. Simpson case (Outrage!).  During his career in the L.A. County District Attorney’s office, he successfully prosecuted 105 out of 106 felony jury trials, including 21 murder convictions without a single loss.  His most famous trial, the Charles Manson case, became the basis of his classic Helter Skelter, the biggest-selling true crime book in publishing history.  Two of Bugliosi’s other books -- And the Sea Will Tell and Outrage -- also reached #1 on the New York Times hardcover bestseller list.  No other American true-crime writer has ever had more than one book that achieved this ranking.  His latest book, Reclaiming History: The Assassination of President John F. Kennedy, has been heralded as “epic” and “a book for the ages.”  Tom Hanks’ Playtone Productions is producing an 8 hour HBO mini-series on the book.


Mr. Bugliosi and GWB LLC formed a production company to produce the documentary of his book.  The film is directed by David J. Burke, produced by Kip and Kern Konwiser and executive produced by Peter Miller.  It is scheduled for release in February 2010.

For more information or to arrange an interview with Mr. Bugliosi or the film team, please contact:

Jim Shaban
(519) 739-3912
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