Michael Fortino Arrested on Child Porn

A nationally known motivational speaker from suburban Pittsburgh was arrested in Arkansas on charges of possessing child pornography.

Police in Fayetteville, Ark., said they found child pornography on a laptop computer belonging to Michael V. Fortino, president and founder of The Center for Lifestyle Management.
The pornography was discovered when Fortino, 45, of Bellevue, took his laptop to a store there for repairs, Fayetteville police said.

Fortino was facing three charges of viewing and possessing sexually explicit material involving a child, police said.

Fortino was arrested last Wednesday and the Washington County Jail in Fayetteville said he was released Friday on $5,000 bond.

Pittsburgh Post-Gazette

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Anonymous said...

I new Mike when he was a student at Duquesne. He was so full of himself it has hard to fit anyone else's head in the room but his.

Grow up Mike, you are too old to behave like you did in college.

Worse, is that you took the education from Duquesne University and basterdized it for the sake of porn.

Anonymous said...

Mike is a sham and a con artist. He has fooled many along the way but I don't think he will be able to motivate this one. Jail is the correct place for people who get their jollies from kids. Certainly someone who claims to be as enlightened as he would not need to get his rocks off to kiddie porn. This is plain proof of his charade. Hopefully the $$ he made talking about nothing will be exhuasted defending his silly ass. Rot in hell Mr. Fortino. 6x8 cells make the perfect place for all your impressive photos with celebrities.

Anonymous said...

Michael spoke at my company. His bio was impressive but I could find no evidence to substantiate his claims to fame, i.e. Jay Leno Show (which episode?), Wall Street Journal (no search engine shows his article!), Oprah (when did they ever talk?) Bush, Clinton, Powell, (perhaps photoshop?) Does anybody know of any evidence?

After he spoke, I realized he offered no original information. I even questioned whether his book was written by him or a ghost writer. Will the real writer come forward?

I'm curious about the person who went to college with him and claims to have known him. Tell us more! What was his major? Was he a leader? Clubs/organizations? Rich, spoiled kid? How else could he afford himself a career of meeting influencial people and telling about it?

Anonymous said...

Here's a story from Christmas 2004 that ran in a Pittsburgh paper about Fortino's house. What a difference a year makes!
http://www.post-gazette.com/pg/04346/425095.stm

Anonymous said...

I am remaining anonymous to protect the rights of an innocent child. Unfortunately, thanks to Michael's perverted behavior, I am personally involved in this case. It's unbeleivable to me with all the legal "trash" out there to view online, why he felt it necessary to not only illegally view innocent children but to make his own private videotapes of his "personal friend's" children. I actually thought he was a sincerely gracious guy...wrongo! Shame on you Michael for not even calling to personally apologize for your actions! Now, I will see you in court! Does anyone have any recent info. on upcoming federal court trial dates in Pittsburgh? I am trying to find out so I can attend.

Anonymous said...

I went to college with Michael. I knew there was something I did'nt like about him but I just could'nt pinpoint it. He was arrogant and zealous and he never helped anyone but himself. He liked to put other people down also. Well, now I know what made him so creepy; he likes to see pictures of little kids. Is'nt that appropriate? By the way, from what I heard, he never made any real money of his own. His first wife, who inherited her dad's company and fortune, I guess finally figured him out and dumped him. His second wife supposedly is rolling in the dough, too. It figures.
(he was a gold digger)

Anonymous said...

I am curious about the outcome since I have considered Michael a friend in the past. I have not had contact with him in over 6 years now-but I DO KNOW that he built his speaking business based on his hard work and talent. I attended an event where he did a live interview with one of the political figures that some on this blog doubt ever happened. It happened- he met CEO's, political leaders, Jay Lenno etc.
I think this is a sad story and I hope for justice as well as I hope for his "spiritual recovery" if it is possible. I will not cast judgement but it sounds like he has more challenges ahead.
I suppose if guilty it proves that you don't know what problems people have until a "dark secret" is revealed.

Anonymous said...

I too pray for his "spiritual" health and recovery. God can do His best work in our times of trouble. I am not judging, only speaking truth from unwanted facts that were brought to me in this situation...God has intervened to protect His most innocent creations...children are precious gifts...its so sad how some people feel a sense of twisted power by turning innocence into perversion. My prayers are with Michael and His family as well as mine in this case.

Anonymous said...

To the person/persons who wanted to know more about Mike during his time at Duquesne. I hate to admit that my sorority had him as it's sweetheart.

I always had an uneasy feeling about him and did not want him to be around my sorority.

I recall that he got into some trouble at Duquesne for fudging information on his resume.

I am not sure of his major;business, finance sounds right but I am not sure.

When I talk to my sorority sisters not ONE of us is surprised by this turn of events. How sad is that?

I hope he does not have children. What a sad commentary and a black mark on my university.

Behave, Mike.

Anonymous said...

I know this is coming onto the website rather late but I hope people still read it. I, too, knew Mike at Duquesne. I met him at a party that I and my roomates had. He asked me out and I admit that I was charmed by him so I agreed to go.

Let me tell you about our one and only "date." He picked me up at my apartment, got me into his car in the circular driveway in front of the apartment building, proceeded to push me up against the door and said "Go ahead. Scream. I'll scream with you. No one will hear you." Those words have been seared in my brain for over 25 years.

Thankfully, I was able to push him off of me, unlock the door and fall out onto the driveway. He took off with the door wide open and I obviously never heard from him again.

I wonder how many other naive 18-year-olds weren't able to open the door.

I am glad that his sociopathic behavior has finally caught up with him. I pray that he gets what he deserves.

To the person whose child was victimized by him, I will pray for your child, you and your family.

Anonymous said...

I knew Michael @ Duquesne as well. I have more fond memories than bad ones. I am sadden by this situation, not for Michael but his victims. Does any one have an update on the legal status?

Anonymous said...

At one of our High School Reunions he was in charge of the money collected for it and we never saw the $ again. We had to put OUR $ together just in time to have the reunion.

Anonymous said...

I know Fortino and once spoke at an event with him. I agree with the comments about him... all for himself.

I've been searching for the latest info regarding the trial but can't find anything. Anyone know anything about the trial date?

Anonymous said...

I have utmost respect for Michael

Anonymous said...

I will back the Wall Street Journal story. I have the original (or at least a copy of it) in my files. I was 17 and I was an intern for him.

I just received a call from a friend telling me about all of this. I am stunned. I do not disagree with the size of his ego as many have said, but he also gave me a chance to pitch a story to the WSJ at 17, and that is a memory and an experience I felt fortunate to have.

I feel sorry for the 'children of friends' and all children that get sucked into being used for porn. Part of the problems that our society faces is that we are denying childhood to children. Then those children grow up and mix up in their minds a childhood they want with the signals, connects them in a wrong pattern and things like this happen. I am not approving this at all. Please hear that.

I believe people must be punished for harming children, even if it is just on a screen - as that means you are also approving it.

Unfortunately, in this case, unless michael finds spirituality and really rehabilitates, then his past will be his future and he will use this for profit when he is released.

I will pray that I am wrong. The best thing to happen to the child porn problem could be someone like Michael who can go out an speak about the problems one goes through - but all proceeds should go to programs that help STOP this from happening.

It will be a very sad day if he reaps a reward from this in 10-20+ years.

Anonymous said...

Well our boy Mikey pled guilty:
http://kdka.com/pennsylvaniawire/PA--MotivationalSpeak_d_n_0pa--/resources_news_html
This fellow who lives in Pittsburgh:
http://www239.pair.com/nanden00/
knows how to deal with child abusers...
he posts them to the internet.
His crackheadcam page is pretty interesting also.

Anonymous said...

I too went to Duquesne with this idiot. I can remember being in a calculus class with him where he totally embarrassed the Chinese professor by requesting time to speak before the class and ripping her as a terrible teacher while she watched. He had this lady in tears. I felt so bad for her. I hope she flunked her. I would have. At least she still has a career, while his is all but over.

Anonymous said...

When does this guy get sentenced????

Anonymous said...

Michael Fortino is a classic non aggressive sociopath. Google the word. I knew his wife a long time ago. I hope they both can recover from this. The minimum sentence for Michael's crime is 5 years, Maximum is 20. I also hope the children involved can recover also. They are the true victims here.

Anonymous said...

Fortino will be sentenced August 10th in Arkansas. Minimum recomendation is 5 years, max is 20 years. federal penn.

Hope he gets the max.

Anonymous said...

This is very weird. In 1992 I actually met this guy on a flight from Bangkok to Baltimore. He was very overly talkative about his book (something about Time flying when you are not having fun)and his speaking engagements. He was VERY aggressive trying to get in to the first class section (he had a coach seat)I actually always remembered his name and sometimes wondered if he had any success. I could totally see he was a con. The passive aggressive thing really shined through (It is a 20 hour flight and I was trapped)Imagine my surprise when I googled his name! I always thought there was something strange about him having a speaking engagement in Thailand of all places, considering that UNLESS you are with the military or U.S. government, the only draw I can see is related to sex. Just my opinion from observations.

Anonymous said...

sentencing has been postponed until 10/02/07. still hoping for the max.

Anonymous said...

I happen to be a woman that he cheated on his current wife with though I had no idea he was married. Today is oct. 2- does anyone know if they got the bastard???

Anonymous said...

10/2/07 Fortino was sentenced today to 135 months imprisonment; 20 years supervised release;$10,000 fine.

He was remanded to custody of USMS

Anonymous said...

USMS... sorry but what is that?

Anonymous said...

Check it out, he's on the Washington County, Arkansas website as being in JAIL today:

http://www.co.washington.ar.us/Sheriff/Index.html

Anonymous said...

USMS - United States Marshall Service

Anonymous said...

As a Duquesne University Alumnus, and having the opportunity to have been acquainted with Fortino during my college years, I want to say that this scumbag should be stripped of his degree from the catholic university. All references to his existence at Duquesne should be thrown in the trash and burned.

This is another fine example of someone who could not handle his fame and fortunes. What a freaking idiot.

I just have to say - Michael hope you have an endless supply of vaseline because as a child abuser, you have no chance of getting out of the big house with your rear end intact.

Anonymous said...

I have no idea if Mike is able to read the comments posted about him. It is obvious that the majority of people, including me, were aware even in college of his ego and behavior issues.

He has a sociopathic personality and it has certainly caught up to him.

I don't know if his parents are still alive but I wonder where he learned to behave in this way.

He will not be bothering anyone for sometime to come and let's hope that everyone who has had to endure Mike Fortino can live their lives knowing he cannot hurt anyone else.

Anonymous

Anonymous said...

Anyone sick enough to put a camera in a bedroom of a boat and capture images of your friends' children in various stage of undress is not deserving of the comforts of jail. You deserve everything you got from the courts, and everything you will receive as a child sex offender in jail.

You may have traveled the world and met many famous people in your time, but that is nothing to the trip you will take in Club Fed. You will no longer be the egotistical, self-promoting, sociopath you were in the free world. Be prepared to become a very lonely man, if you are not so already.

Anonymous said...

Wow
I feel for his wife. She was and is a good person taken in by a very good con man, like many people have been. But not him. No sir. He's in for a rude stay in prison. The unwritten code is inmates who have committed crimes involving children get treated very rough..if you know what I mean. Does anyone know where I can read the specifics of the case such as charges and evidence etc.?

Anonymous said...

Article from Pittsburgh Post Gazette

He pled guilty to one charge of interstate transportation of child pornography. They probably could have gotten him for more, and should have. Here is the article:

FAYETTEVILLE, Ark. -- A motivational speaker who made numerous appearances on national television has been sentenced to 11 years and three months in federal prison for a child pornography conviction, U.S. Attorney Robert Balfe's office announced yesterday.

Michael V. Fortino, 47, of Pittsburgh, pleaded guilty Feb. 26 to a charge of transporting child pornography across state lines, and faced up to 20 years in prison, a $250,000 fine and lifetime supervision.

In sentencing Mr. Fortino, U.S. District Judge Jimm Larry Hendren also ordered him to pay a $10,000 fine and to serve 20 years supervised release after he gets out of prison.

Mr. Fortino previously admitted that, while traveling for his work as an author and speaker, he took his laptop computer from Texas to Fayetteville for a speaking engagement Nov. 4, 2005. The computer contained images of child pornography that Mr. Fortino admitted were previously downloaded from the Internet.

Mr. Fortino was president and founder of The Center for Lifestyle Management, and had offices in New York and San Francisco. He was featured on all the major television networks, according to the U.S. Attorney's Office.

Anonymous said...

I, too, remember Fortino from a marketing class at Duquesne. He would walk into class with a briefcase. A kid seated next me asked him how many books he could fit in the cast - Fortino got somewhat offended and told the kid he would be a CEO while the kid would be working at Sears. I could not stand his demeanor. Years later I saw him on a Pgh., TV talk show showing how to use you time better. What a joke. It ticked me off. He had no substance let alone sincerity. I hate to see people get into trouble, but seeing him fall only proves many of us right- he was an absolute phony and con man.

Anonymous said...

I was doing some work for Fortino when this whole thing hit the fan. When he wasn't returning my calls, I Googled his name and found out he had been arrested. So when he got out, I confronted him (over email) and he told me it would all blow over. He ended up owing me $700 for breaking my contract. He tried to get me to sign up with his MLM and give me cash and free products in exchange for what he owed me. He got all offended when I told him that was unethical if not illegal. I walked away from pursuing the money just so I could get him out of my life. I don't think he ever thought he'd go to prison. What a sicko.

Anonymous said...

I live in Fayetteville, Arkansas. I remember when this guy first got arrested. I didn't think much about it until I was hired yesterday to go to the jail to conduct some business for his wife. All I know is he is the most scared I have ever seen anyone looking!! (I conduct business at the jail quite often) He is terrified to be there. Washington County Detention Center is MILD compared to where he will probably end up!! He had just been put in jail and was still in street clothes when I saw him. He was still in shock over the whole matter. His wife and sister were a wreck too. I was curious what he was in for so I Googled his name. WOW!

Anonymous said...

I booked Fortino for a speaking engagement in the fall of 2005, shortly before this Fayetteville incident took place. The day he was to arrive at the venue, he called me to state that his secretary had failed to secure a hotel room for him (this being in the southern part of the US in the wake of Hurricanes Katrina and Rita, hotel rooms were in very short supply). I busted my butt to find him a room and booked it with my credit card, with the explicit understanding that he would switch the room charges to his credit card upon check-in. Guess what? Yep, right, he didn't, dodged all follow-up phone calls and emails and I wound up on the hook for his $350 room charge ... and I believe that was his intention all along. What a piece of work.

Anonymous said...

I currently live on the same street as this man (or at least the street he lived on until today). There are LOTS of kids on this street, including mine, and I think that all of us parents can now rest easier. The worst is, before we knew of his offenses, he invited us over to his house with our kids, and told us our kids were welcome to come over whenever we wanted... and they could use his hot tub! He gave us a copy of his pathetic excuse for a book, which led us to google his name, and that was how we first discovered the truth. When we confronted him about it, mainly to ask him why he hadn't been upfront with us, he minimized and denied it to the end. Hell, maybe he genuinely believes he is innocent and a good guy, but I don't see too many folks on here sticking up for him. Instead, there seems to be an endless parade of those hurt by him and those almost so. Add us (thankfully) to the latter category. Maybe we'll see you in 11 years, Michael, but hopefully not.

terri schiavo said...

he will leave prison in 135 months with a new found perspective. more than one inmate will give him 'lessons' from the school of hard knocks. what goes around comes around.
to those who are praying for him: aren't there more deserving people/situations you could waste your time on?

Anonymous said...

I don't know this guy, but I could not imagine a worse group of blogs about anybody, ever!
It seems like this guy rubbed everybody he came into contact with the wrong way.
How do this many people even remember somebody like this?

Anonymous said...

I saw him speak at a seminar and was impressed with his credentials (not the content of his program.) He hired me to do some work for him and cheated me. I thought I was just a bad negotiator, new in business, but I also knew he took advantage. I met his wife and he STILL flirted over the top with me. I was not surprised when this story hit the news. I wonder what he is telling himself to make it "work" in his mind.

Anonymous said...

Michael Fortino is and always has been bad news. I have know him since Junior High School. Even as a pre-teen, he was very manipulitive and calcualating; and that's pretty scary! He always had his nose pushed up a the person's behind that could get him a step closer to where he wanted to be and then discard that person in a blink of an eye.

We had a mutual friend that even committed suicide over nasty things that Michael pulled on him. He even used the suicide to his advantage by trying to gain sympathy from other classmates by getting on the school intercom and dedicating a moment of silence to the victim of suicide so he could gain votes in the school's student council election that was held that same day! The 17 year old victim killed himself, partly of how cruel Michael was to him! He was and still is so two-faced, I don't even think he knows or ever knew how to behave like a normal person; the work evil somes up his personality the best. I have read all of the other comments on here and strongly agree with most of them. The few that state that they have respected him, obviously have been very fooled by him and don't know him very well, and obviously do not have children of there own, because if they did, they would want to throw up at the thought of some sicko, that they know, who would in a heart beat, love to see there children on porn videos!!!!! When I saw that he was busted on the morning news, I was elated! I thought to myself...yes, there is justice afterall.... He has been pulling crap since I have known him and fianlly, he got what was coming to him. I was not at all suprised what he got busted for...as I stated before, he is and always has been SICK! Being a parent myself, I am so glad that he is getting what he deserves I say GOOD....IT'S ABOUT TIME and he should be scared. However, knowing Michael as I do, it won't be long before he is kissing ass in prision, to gain whatever he can as usual! I recall the last time I saw him at our class reunion and I picture him casing the room filled with our classmates, trying to impress everyone. He forgot that all of the people present there, remembered him for who he truly was, a real snake! He planned some kind of private party after the reunion was over, and invited only select classmates who he was trying to impress.....the last laugh was on him, as NONE OF THE CLASSMATES HE INVITED, SHOWED TO THE PARTY....He was alone, just like he will be in prision! I say....GOOD RIDDENS TO THE SCUM BAG. I only feel sorry for his wife and his mom. His mother was always a very kind person....it is probably killing her, but then again, I am sure Mike has her "snowed" too!

Anonymous said...

I was told both his parents died already- do you know if his mom's still living???
-Just another person he lied to

Anonymous said...

5:31 PM said "However, knowing Michael as I do, it won't be long before he is kissing ass in prision, to gain whatever he can as usual! "

Dude..he's gonna be kissing more than ASS in prison :0

Anonymous said...

Both of Fortino's parents are deceased.

Although there is nothing humerous about this situation , I have to laugh everytime I see an article about Michael Fortino and "The Center for Lifestyle Management with offices in Pittsburgh, New York and San Francisco."

There is no "Center for Lifestyle Mnangement" That is simply the name of his business, although the connotation is of something greater. He does not , nor did he ever have offices in New York or San Francisco. He ran his business out of a third floor bedroom in his house in Pittsburgh.

Most everything else that Fortino wrote about himself is madeup or highly exaggerated.

As a father of three children, including two young daughters, I am disgusted with Fortino. He invited us to his boat, thank goodness we never accepted his invitation.

He will get exactly what he deserves in prison.

Anonymous said...

This guy is amazing. Read the following from Northwest Arkansas Newspaper:

Prosecutors: Faked Letters Led To Lighter Sentence
Judge considers resentencing Fortino in child porn case
This article was published on Friday, October 5, 2007 6:35 PM CDT in News
By Ron Wood
THE MORNING NEWS

http://www.nwaonline.net/articles/2007/10/06/news/100607fzfortino.txt

Sounds like he may spend even more time in prison.

Anonymous said...

This farce of a man is incredible. What a sham he is to clients, spouse, and now the courts. May he rot in prison....

Prosecutors: Faked Letters Led To Lighter Sentence
Judge considers resentencing Fortino in child porn case
This article was published on Friday, October 5, 2007 6:35 PM CDT in News
By Ron Wood
THE MORNING NEWS

FAYETTEVILLE -- The government wants a man resentenced after learning letters to the judge urging leniency were fake.

Michael Fortino, 46, was sentenced to more than 11 years in prison Tuesday, the minimum recommended, after pleading guilty to having child pornography on a computer he'd dropped off for repair.

Federal prosecutors filed a motion for reconsideration of Fortino's sentence Friday.

The motion says a letter to U.S. District Judge Jimm Hendren, allegedly from the father of one of Fortino's victims, was faked. Another letter, allegedly from a woman with whom Fortino had a relationship and a child, was also faked, as were letters from a Pittsburgh police officer.

The fakes came to light Tuesday after the woman with whom Fortino had a child called to see what sentence he had received. When asked, the woman said she hadn't sent a letter and that the letter given the court was drastically different from the sentence she believed Fortino should have received.

On Thursday, federal agents contacted the father of a girl who was one of Fortino's victims. He said he didn't write the letter attributed to him, according to the motion.
*

When contacted, the Pittsburgh police officer said she'd never heard of Michael Fortino but knew him as Michael Mann. She was upset that her correspondence may have been represented as supportive of Fortino.

The government also would not have sought a more lenient sentence for Fortino had prosecutors known the letters were faked, according to the motion. The government asked Hendren to give Fortino a break because he'd helped with the prosecution of another child porn case in California.

The fraudulent letters are grounds for reconsidering the sentence, according to prosecutors.

Hendren set a hearing for Tuesday in Fayetteville to consider the government's request.

Fortino was arrested by Fayetteville police Nov. 30, 2005, after officers were contacted by an electronics shop where Fortino had dropped off a laptop computer for repair.

Police seized the computer from the shop and said they found more than 1,000 sexually explicit pictures involving children.

Fortino, of Pittsburgh, waived grand jury indictment and entered a plea deal with the U.S. Attorney's Office.

He pleaded guilty in February to knowingly transporting computer pictures of an underage girl engaged in sexually explicit conduct. Fortino had traveled from Texas to Arkansas with the computer, prosecutors said.

U.S. District Judge Jimm Hendren sentenced Fortino to 135 months in prison, fined him $10,000 and ordered 20 years of supervised probation upon his release.

Fortino could have received up to 20 years in prison, a fine of up to $250,000, or both, and lifetime probation.

Hendren also placed restrictions on Fortino's contact with minors and Internet access.

Fortino is in jail awaiting transfer to a federal prison.

Fortino's Web site at the Center for Lifestyle Management said at the time of his arrest he was an author and speaker whose clients include Exxon, Motorola, the Air Force and AT&T.

Legal Lingo

Reconsideration

Federal law allows a judge to correct a sentence within seven days that resulted from mathematical, technical or other clear error. There is also a legal precedent allowing a judge to correct judgments obtained through fraud or intentional misrepresentations.

Source: U.S. Attorney's Office

Anonymous said...

In the early 1990's Mr. Fortino had our research company put together some time consuming bids, for a project that never took place. He had some young woman talking for him, made it seem like he was a BIG WHEEL...no time for meetings (best handled by 'underlings'...was his position). The research was to ask professional how much time they spend on mundane tasks. His shtick was to be the time saving guy. He faded away when we demanded money up front, but he burned a lot of OUR time with pointless chatter and bravado. Perhaps the Judge will reconsider his sentence and see to it that he is unsuccessful at sidestepping the penalty for this abomination. That way he'll have some extra time to 'research' things with his NEW friends....in the slammer. May I suggest soap-on-a-rope?

Anonymous said...

Well Mickey...you spew forth enough bullshit...and eventually you're gonna drown in it. Goodbye and good riddance. The world IS a better place without the likes of you.

Anonymous said...

This blog is just fascinating to read from those who knew Mike Fortino along his life path. From people he knew in grade school to high school to college to his professional career I am just amazed at the damage path he created. He has hurt so many people in his lifetime. To the person who wrote in,"how could anyone remember this guy?" Well, Mike was memorable. In college he looked polished and always seemed driven to succeed. But you always had a feeling around him that it was all a show, an act. There was no sincerity and therefore, he was transparent to anyone who took the time to get to know him. His values and ethics were completely backwards. He cheated and lied and hurt people for sport. That is a sociopath.

I hope the judge resentences him and requires the maximum penalty. He should not be able to victimize anyone again.

Anonymous said...

Liar, Liar, pants on fire.... oh they will be in jail. You arrogant, self-serving, self-promoting, inconsiderate, cheating, sick, low life, lying, pervert, pedophile, who do you think you are getting over on with the fake letters. The lies continue.

Please just go away and never contact humans again. We would be better off without you.

Anonymous said...

Your life as a jet-setting, extreme traveler has come to an end. But, you tried to be extreme one last time before going to jail. You sent fake letters to the court to ask for lienency? Did you not think that someone would find out. But to fake a letter from the Pittsburgh Police has got to be the most stupid stunt yet.

When you get to jail, you will find out that even murderers and thieves have more morals than you. They may be criminals, but they are not pedophiles. As a matter of fact, pedophiles become targets in the prison system.

Your lies and deceit have finally caught up to you. Now you will pay the price for your arrogance.

You were a stuck up piece of crap in college and now you are just a piece of crap in jail.

Good riddance. Rot in jail. As the post cards say "Wish you were here - in the free world - NOT" ha ha ha

Anonymous said...

What a horrible thing...you think it is an innocent boating party, next thing your kids are in a porno movie produced by Mike Fortino. Our neighbor is a prison guard, and he says that child sex inmates are the bottom rung in jail. They will put him in a cell with 2 hand selected gorillas, who will beat him senseless (on a daily basis), unless he submits to oral and anal sex until they are satisfied. When they are done, they will pimp him out for cigarettes and orange drink. The guards will turn a deaf ear to his screams, quietly chuckling to themselves while watching it all unfold on a small camera. It's a nightmarish future for the next 10-20 years....but that's the way it goes when you victimize kids.

Anonymous said...

Does anyone know if he was re-sentenced yet? I'm hoping for the maximum.

Are there any shrinks on here that would like to suggest a diagnosis? So far it looks like we have pathological liar, narcissist and a personality disorder. Honestly, he has to be crazy to act this way and think he could get away with it. How did he sucker these wives in? I read an article in a Pittsburgh paper (online) that talked about the letter from the women he had "one of" his children with. How many kids does he have? Anyone know?

Anonymous said...

Not sure how many children he has, but I hope that they are more receptive to their mother's genes. All we need is to have some one with the traits of a pathological liar.

They should let the people who were harmed by his stupid antics get a free shot at him. Make him feel some of the pain he doled out. I would love to be the guards who get to turn their back on the screams as he is sodomized.

Hey Michael, don't drop the soap in the shower.

Anonymous said...

simple math

pedophile + jail = big house boy toy.

Payback time.

Anonymous said...

Yesterday 10/9/07 , the Court granted a motion for a new sentencing date. No specifics were given for the new sentencing date.

Anonymous said...

OMG, this guy is even sicker than we've all thought. Read this article....images of adult men raping infants? And he has an infant daughter? He has left an unbelievable wake of destruction.

http://www.nwanews.com/adg/News/203943/

Anonymous said...

Now we know why he was flying to Bangkok Thailand for "speaking engagements" huh.

Read this excert from the Pittsburgh Post Gazette about this creeps 'love child'...

"Authorities looked into the letters after Candis Robinette of Jonesboro, who has a young daughter with Mr. Fortino, called prosecutors to ask about the outcome of the sentencing. Prosecutors were surprised when she expressed disappointment that the sentence was not harsher because they believed she had written a two-page letter asking for leniency.

Ms. Robinette testified yesterday she didn't write the letter, which misspelled her name and gave the wrong birth date of the child.

Ms. Robinette, who was five months pregnant when Mr. Fortino was arrested Nov. 30, 2005, weeks after a Fayetteville speaking engagement, said Mr. Fortino told her he'd broken up with his longtime girlfriend, that he'd never been married and lived on a yacht on Lake Erie. Mr. Fortino lived with his family in Pittsburgh.

The woman found out Mr. Fortino was already married the day after he was arrested."

I will pray for his wife. May she take every penny this scum bag has.

Anonymous said...

Even the maximum penalty is not stiff enough for this type of behavior. Fortino is the ultimate example of a wasted life. To be so damn arrogant and to think you can control everything is unforgiveable.

I hope Mrs. Fortino can salvage a good portion of her life without having to put up with this lying, cheating, child molesting, perverted scumbag. I hope he has put away enough money that she can now take it and move on with her life.

I would check for some off shore accounts. I bet this low-life has hidden funds from his so-called motivational speeches from his wife.

I wonder how many more women he boinked and got pregnant. I wonder if he even used his real name with others. There are probably other poor women and children out there who are struggling because this bastard left them high and dry.

ROT IN HELL MICHAEL!!!!

Anonymous said...

HELLO- the wife was in on it. Can you be married to a person for 16 years and not have some clue as to what turns him on??? Why do you think she never bared his child? She also traveled to those places with him so is probably more invovled than anyone knows. And shouldn't the child he has get the money??? Shouldn't the child be entitled to a lot if there is any financial support simply because of what the mother had to endure finding out her entire life was based on a lie???

Anonymous said...

I was invited to attend a christmas party one night at Michaels home. He had more than 100 guest, most of them people who he was trying to con into allowing him to speak at their company. Anyway, he was telling everyone what a wonderful wife he had and a great family too. He let everyone know how successful he was that night by announcing a few big awards he got - maybe they were made up fake too!!

He reminds me of another Pittsburgh sociopath - Timothy Heffner - he too was the same as Michael and in the end he got caught, now look at the two of them!

I just hope that the two bubbas in his jail cell work him over good - heck maybe he'll turn out to be one of the girlfriends!!! That would be too funny.

I wish one of you would take this blog, print it out and then send it to him with a nice christmas card ----MERRY XMAS Michael - your friends in Pittsburgh are all thinking about you.... please read the kind words they have to say,,,,, Boy will he be shocked at what everyone really thinks of him!

Anonymous said...

You Pervert Michael. I can't believe you are this sick!!! Imagine all the sick people around the country that watched this little child on the camera? How could you really believe you would never get caught. He told me he was going to Bancock to do business - this is the capital of the world to have sex with small little 10 - 13 year old girls. I'll bet he went there to participate in this type of sick behavior!!

Anonymous said...

he is my landlord. we just moved into the house in june. i'm not kidding and i am sincerely freaked out.

Anonymous said...

I went to Duquesne with Michael and am sorry to say that he was a fraternity brother. What a stain he has placed on our beloved university. He was cruel in college and had no regard for people's feelings. He would publically ridicule girls who were overweight or homely and guys whose girlfriends broke up with them, etc. etc. to the point of bringing on tears. He found humor in other people's troubles, even those close to him. I am sorry for his victims but as a father and lawyer love that justice is being served. Although not very christian of me, I hope his roommates in the big house follow through on the standard treatment for child molesters.

Anonymous said...

I was one of the victims of Michaels "I am not married and I have been waiting for you all of my life" scams. I cannot believe how stupid I have been. Although I don't want to reveal my story, I would like to know if anyone else received Swarovski Crystal and/or gifts from airport giftshops being represented as unique gifts from far off places? I thank God everyday for "waking me up" and saving my young teenage daughter from his sick mind.

Anonymous said...

Michael will be sentenced "again" on 10/12/07.

From what we have been able to ascertain, the court will not look kindly on Michael.

Expect him to get additional time in prison ( more than 135 months ) and additional fine ( more than $10,000 )

Anonymous said...

To the poster above who is Michael's tennant...I'd be checking for video cameras, I'd be really nervous if I had kids, and I'd do everything in my power to break my lease. Since we all hate Michael Fortino, maybe there's a lawyer on here that would help you (if you reveal yourself)! Good luck.

And to the one who fell for his "I'm not married" scam, he was a charmer(I met him in person/did work for him). Don't be too hard on yourself. I'm glad "only" your heart was broken and you and your daughter weren't damaged further by him.

Does anyone else think he would make a great subject for a Law and Order SVU episode??

Anonymous said...

Yes... I too received the crystal pieces. How unoriginal. I am appalled at this man's con. I am thankful to miss Robinette in Arkansas for speaking up and it makes me proud to know that she did what she had to do and in a small way got a bit of payback for all the hurt he caused. Tomorrow he will probably receive the max. Thank GOD!!!!

Anonymous said...

Did the re-sentencing occur today 10/12/07???

I hope he gets everything coming to him. I hope that he also gets tried for perjury for falsifying the letters. That would just be icing on the cake.

I wonder how many other crimes can be pinned on this idiot.

Anonymous said...

There is no word on the new sentence, but it did occur today. Does anyone know if his wife is still behind him?

Anonymous said...

She should be behind him .... with a knife to his testicles.... If she stands by him, then she is as sick as he is....

Anonymous said...

No word on sentencing yet. Will keep checking. Do not know if his lovely wife is still with him. At trial on Tuesday , no one showed up to support him. Can't imagine anyone standing up for such a slug !

Anonymous said...

Can anyone either support or disprove Fortino's claims to have been guests on national t.v. (i.e. Jay Leno, God Morning America, etc.) and to have interviewed Presidents Bush Sr. and Clinton, and Colin Powell, and to have received endorsements by them as well as Oprah Winfrey. Could he have made all this up without anyone confirming it or challenging it?
I can not believe this little creep was successful on his own merits. I know how he operated and cheated in college and nothing he did was original. He was always riding on coat tails of someone else. I always disliked him for the rotten way he used and mistreated people.

Now he is just evil!

Anonymous said...

I understand that the pervert did have character witnesses at his presentence hearing... his wife and mother in law.

I do not know if any witnesses spoke on behalf of the victims seeking a harsher sentence

Anonymous said...

Michael did interview Colin Powell as part of The Leadership Series, a satelite broadcast that went to business that bought it. It was a small audience and was never broadcast on TV. He had his picture taken with George Bush (father) to promote the series, but did not interview him. He had his picture taken with Jay Leno, but never was on the tonight show.

Similiar to the fake letters asking for leniencym Michael made up things or greatly embellished.

Anonymous said...

What an ingnoramus. Hard to believe anyone could fall for his lies. What a filthy piece of crap - a complete waste of skin.

Anonymous said...

I knew Mike from childhood, his nickname was Mouse. He came from an ordinary middle class neighborhood in Indiana Township, not Fox Chapel as he liked to claim. He was cunning and manipulative always pretending to be someone he wasn't. When we heard about his Extreme Speaking we all laughed. We watched clips of his seminars we could hardly believe the bullshit spewing from him - what a con artist! Add lowlife piece of shit to his resume.

Anonymous said...

The "geek" who is responsible for busting Mike may well have prevented another tradedy. Think about it. Before Fortino, aka(14-0)was arrested, he was "happily married" living in exclusive overlook hill section or whatever area of Pittsburgh. At the time he had a 5 month pregnant girlfiend unbeknownst to his circle of friends and family. Please, I mean no disrespect at all to his girlfriend, she was simply a victim of knowing him as we all were.
OK, so what was pervert Michael's plan when his new baby is born and now his worlds collide. (totally excluding his world as a child predator/ molestor) (Obviously the collision occurred when he got arrested, an event he never expected)
I think this guy at Best Buys not only prevented a child molester from walking the steets another day, but prevented another Scott Peterson murder.
We all know Michael alittle better now. He would stop at nothing for his own agenda. What was he capable of? He was never honorable. Asking his wife for a divorce to marry his girlfriend, mother of his child?
I don't think so, that would have costed him money... and we know what a greedy pig he is.
OK, throw himself on the mercy of his wife and admit to his wife he had an affair and is going to be a father.
Michael doesn't ask for mercy, he is a sociopath.
In any event he would risk his wife wanting a divorce, very costly. He would be acknowleding paternity, also costly.
I know it is very speculative, but I truly believe, knowing Michael, that murder was not something that would stand between him and his agenda. Nothing would stand between that. We are lucky that he was stopped before more damage and harm was done to other children and adults. The guy at Best Buys should get a raise!

Anonymous said...

Yeah He got the max!!! 20 years, thank God, that this creep is off the streets! Very upsetting to think he had a 2 year old daughter. Lets get more of these sick individuals in jail...

Anonymous said...

Mike

You spew enough bullshit..you drown in it. Happy trails Mickey Mouse:)

Anonymous said...

Judge Maximizes Sentence For Child Porn Convict
Fortino forged letters, misled court officials
This article was published on Friday, October 12, 2007 10:43 PM CDT in News
By Ron Wood
THE MORNING NEWS
FAYETTEVILLE -- It's a really, really, really bad idea to lie to the federal judge who's going to sentence you.

Michael Fortino found that out the hard way Friday.

The convicted child pornographer went from having a sentence less than the minimum recommended under federal sentencing guidelines go to the maximum after U.S. District Judge Jimm Hendren learned Fortino had sent him forged letters urging leniency.

It got worse when Hendren learned Fortino was still lying to just about everybody he's come in contact with.

Hendren learned Friday that Fortino had forged a letter from his own attorney, Thomas Ceraso, to the court and lied about owing Ceraso $50,000. Ceraso quit Friday, citing irreconcilable conflict between himself and Fortino.

Fortino forged a letter from his psychologist.

Fortino lied to probation officers about his net worth, understating his assets by at least $500,000.

The judge remarked at one point he didn't think there was anybody Fortino hasn't lied to and that there is "a serious problem with Mr. Fortino's ability to provide the truth."

Hendren said Fortino's intentionally misleading the court "strikes at the heart of our justice system."

"I regard what has happened here to be extremely serious," Hendren said.

Hendren sentenced Fortino, 46, to 20 years in federal prison followed by supervised probation for life and a fine of $250,000, the maximum.

Hendren had initially sentenced Fortino last week to 11 years in prison, the minimum recommended, and fined him $10,000, down from the $17,000 recommended. The judge set aside that sentence after learning of the forged letters and opted to resentence Fortino, based on the new information.

Hendren had reduced the fine because officials believed, based on financial information provided by Fortino, that he couldn't afford to pay a fine. That was before they discovered he hadn't told them about several bank accounts and a dozen or so pieces of real estate he owned.

No mention was made of a "mini yacht" Fortino owned or his 9,000-square-foot home that was featured in a newspaper article a couple of years ago.

Hendren also ruled Fortino must register as a sex offender and seek treatment. He can't have unsupervised contact with minors or access to the Internet.

Fortino could face more charges based on the lies and forgeries, prosecutors said.

Fortino was arrested by Fayetteville police Nov. 30, 2005, after being contacted by a computer repair shop. They found more than 700 images of child porn on Fortino's computer, many showing the rape and sodomy of infants as young as 4 months. They also found videos of young girls undressing that he'd made by hiding a camera in a changing room.

Fortino's Web site at the Center for Lifestyle Management said at the time of his arrest he was an author and speaker whose clients include Exxon, Motorola, the Air Force and AT&T.

Prosecutors said they're starting to have doubts about those claims.

Legal Lingo

Federal Sentencing Guidelines

Rules designed to ensure similar crimes are punished similarly nationwide in the federal courts. The guidelines are based on the criminal conduct and the convicted person's criminal history.

Source: Staff Report

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Anonymous said...

Absolutly Beautiful!!

Anonymous said...

Does anyone know how much time Michael will actually have to serve on a sentence of 20 years? When will he be eligible for parole?

Anonymous said...

There is no parole in the federal system. If he gets "good time", he'll do about 84% of his sentence, or over 16 years.

Anonymous said...

They should offer a reduced sentence if he agrees to undergo chemical castration. Then, after the procedure, tell him it was a lie.....and he has to continue to serve his sentence.

Anonymous said...

check out some of michaels other projects http://www239.pair.com/nanden00/chc/ mike chose to expose some white trash and crackheads and the properties they live in ,http://www2.county.allegheny.pa.us/RealEstate/General.asp?Name=hickey&CurrBloLot=0011K00271000100,http://www2.county.allegheny.pa.us/RealEstate/General.asp?Name=kovalscik&SingleResult=True&CurrBloLot=0011K00267000000 now check out some of mikes properties,http://www2.county.allegheny.pa.us/RealEstate/Image.asp?CurrBloLot=0033H00180000A00&Name=fortino,http://www2.county.allegheny.pa.us/RealEstate/Building.asp?CurrBloLot=0033H00180000A00&Name=fortino, quite the little slum lord isnt he? but mike and his little wife deserve only the best,http://www2.county.allegheny.pa.us/RealEstate/General.asp?Name=fortino&CurrBloLot=0116J00037000000 ,http://www2.county.allegheny.pa.us/RealEstate/Image.asp?CurrBloLot=0116J00037000000&Name=fortino, its a frigging mansion. so lets get this straight, mike spys on lowlifes ,lives in a mansion and passes judgement on people . i would not feel so sorry for his little wife tamara molnar either. she took part in his fraud and scams , she had to have known about his bussiness after all, she is the vice president of his slumlord bussiness, http://www.zoominfo.com/Search/PersonDetail.aspx?PersonID=66532553,i am making a personal vendetta ot of exposing mike and his little #^%&*()^@ of a wife for the money grubbing pigs that they are, signed ,a working family man scammed by this pigs

Anonymous said...

http://www2.county.allegheny.pa.us/RealEstate/search.asp ,sorry the property links dont work but this is the home page , type in fortino and compare his mansion on 3417 perrysville ave to his slum houses, signed ,working man

Anonymous said...

Oh yeah. Tamara is just as guilty. Probably knew of everything. A money grabbing Bee Atch. Now a disgraced wife of a child porn convict. She knew everything but Michael paid her too well to divorce him. They call em whores in this neck of the woods! Another sociopath if you asked me. She better watch out. She might be next on the legal systems radar screen.

Anonymous said...

Michael once told me to "scream and he would scream with me" when he tried to attack me. He said that no one would hear me. Well, Mikey, it's your turn to scream. I'm sure there will be someone to scream with you and no one is going to hear you either. May you rot in hell where you belong.

Anonymous said...

lets keep track of his wife tamara molnar ,she is probably as big of a pervert as her child molester husband, maybe she may show up on some internet porn or swingers websites

Anonymous said...

yeah,the apple falls close to the tree

Anonymous said...

wonder if we could set up a camera like mikes crack cam ,tamara molnar cam? ha,ha 3417 perrysville ave

Anonymous said...

Please, let's leave Mike's wife out of this. He fooled everyone - what makes you think he was honest with his wife? She has to pick up the pieces of what is left of her life. She is the one that will have to sell off assets and shoulder the shame of what has happened. She is the one who suddenly is not welcome at places they once frequented. She is the one who can't go out without someone whispering. Michael has ruined or negatively affected the lives of so many, including his wife.

Anonymous said...

I know his wife and I can assure you she had no idea about what he was doing. This has changed her life both personally and professionally forever. She comes from a good hard working family and they are all trying to pick up the pieces and are trying to recover and go forward with their lives.

Anonymous said...

Then I feel nothing but sympathy and pity for the poor girl. How did she not know that he was not into at least some of this shady business? She has been married to him for 16 years. Nobody is that naive. How many illegitimate children does he have? I'm sorry, I can't believe that she didn't know that he was at least some of sexual deviant.

Anonymous said...

Fortino went from "the big house" to "THE BIG HOUSE"

As for Tamara , I have known her for 15 years. She and Michael have been married for approximately 10 years. Don't feel sorry for her. She is not a victim. ( the kids Michael filmed and their parents are the victims )

I am not in favor of kicking someone when they are down...so no additional comments with be forthcoming regarding Tamara.

Anonymous said...

Sorry but.... she knew. She better hope she doesn't get arrested herself. Invest in hats and shades Tamara. Sell the house and move away from us!!!

Anonymous said...

I worked with one of Michael's sister several years ago, but have not been in touch with her as of late. I'm sure it's due to the obvious circumstances. I met Michael on two occasions. Once, when he was visiting his sister at work. Yet, it was "business" related. Even with his family, it always business related...what they could do for him. The second time, I was asked if I wanted to hear him speak. Curious, I went along.

Like most of you, I felt unimpressed by what he had to say. It was a lot of smoke and mirrors. I also felt pressured - by Michael AND Tamara - to push what they were selling at the time. Thankfully, I did not fall victim to the pressure that a co-worker of mine had.

Yes, both Michael's parent's are deceased. They were wonderful, well educated, hard working people who would be shocked and ashamed of Michael's behavior. I've met all but one of Michael's family.

One funny anecdote: I happened to wait on Michael and Tamara about six months ago as they were buying a small appliance. I had been reading this blog and knew what was going on with him...I called him by name and asked how he was doing? IMMEDIATELY he wanted to know HOW I knew him? I explained that I had worked with his sister, blah, blah, blah...He kept pressing me and asking questions to see if I would say anything further. I had a very valid and ready "excuse" that seemed to satisfy him. I know it's mean to yank a person's chain. But he's harmed so many people, that it felt good to do it back to him a little bit...Even if it was only a little... :)

A ticked off Duquesne Grad said...

It is such a great day to hear that a piece of shit child molester will be rotting away in jail. With any luck, he will die in the slammer and never see the light of day.

If I was the parents of his victims, I would be filing a lawsuit to take everything he purports to have in his assets. If his wife was in on it, then she too deserves to lose everything.

The extreme speaker is not the extreme inmate. He says he has conquered mountains, oceans, skies, but how is he going to conquer Big Bubba!!!! Mike will be the conquered.

I hope that as I am writing this, his anus is stretched to its limits with the biggest, smelliest, dirtiest inmate spooning him (if you know what I mean).

You watch, in a couple of years, there will be a story of how Mikey finds GOD in prison and is a reformed person. He will probably be shown running a prayer service in prison. DON'T BELIEVE FOR ONE MINUTE HE IS NOT RUNNING ANOTHER MANIPULATIVE SCAM. He will only be doing this to get time for good behavior. I hope the prison officials will see through his bullshit.

Anonymous said...

What is that smell???

Oh it's the smell of a pile of useless flesh rotting in a prison cell.

Does anyone know if he can be brought up on charges of forgery, perjury, or other charges for faking the letters? I hope so, and I hope the run the sentences consecutively. It would be nice to see a pathological liar fade away in the obscurity of prison.

No more yachts, no more race cars, no more comfortable king size beds, no more exotic foods, and probably the worst thing for Mike, no more kiddie porn..... It's sad to say that is probably what he will miss most. You Sick Bastard!!!!

Thank you Arkansas for taking Pittsburgh's toxic waste.

Anonymous said...

I was a neighbor of the Fortino's
until recently. I always conceived Michael as a "creeper" and a fake, but I always liked Tamara. I have seen him flirt and hang on other women at his Halloween and Christmas parties, and watched Tamara accept this. Not normal behavoir for both of them, now I know why. What a sick man. The families involved will always have this to deal with, and hopefully for all the hurt,they can heal. Maybe with all the monies Michael has hidden those families will benefit with the best of help.I hope Tamara if involved would come forward. If she was a victim, I hope she gets the help to deal with this snake. He did'nt fool me!!I just did'nt realize what he was being a snake about. Jail is the "just" reward!

Anonymous said...

Where was his wife from originally? Is she a Pittsburgh girl? Hopefully, she was not sucked in by one of his scams. If so, it must of been eye-opening for her when this all went down. Someone should send her the link to this blog so she can actually see what people thought of her husband.

Glad it's You and not Me said...

Do you all think Michael is realizing what he has done? Or, do you all think he is still plotting a way to get out of jail? I wonder if he is even in touch with reality yet. It would be interesting to be a fly on the wall in his prison cell when he is talking to himself and making his next big plan.

It must have been one hell of a big sell job, when he got himself into those speakers bureaus for his job bookings. If he faked the letters to the judge, just think of the lies he had to spew in making himself sound like the "extreme" time manager.

From what I saw of his web site, he was like one of those carnival side show fortune tellers....never anything specific, but high-level generalities that sound like concrete facts. His speeches did not seem to have much real substance.

I can see his new time management suggestions for his fellow inmates:
0600 wake up
0605 shower
0615 breakfast
0645 back to cell
0700 still in cell (sitting on can)
0800 still in cell (sitting on floor)
0900 rec time
1000 back to cell
1100 still in cell (sitting on bunk)
1200 lunch
1230 return to cell (return to can)
1300 sitting on bed
1400 exercise time
1500 return to cell
1600 head to KP
1700 serve slop
1800 KP clean up
1900 return to cell
2000 sit on bed
2100 sit on can
2200 lights out

what a glamour time management lifestyle this will be for mr. extreme.

Anonymous said...

2201 - bend over grab ankles

Anonymous said...

I hope he got a good supply of vaseline....he'll need it more often than not.....

Michael's next extreme trip, a ride down the Hershey Highway

Anonymous said...

I hear the county prosecutor is looking into charges of fraud, theft of identity, and other similar charges because of the fake letters to the court. Also, there may be charges related to interstate communications misuse related to these letters being sent from across state lines.

You know what they say, when a piece of crap is down, stomp on it......

Anonymous said...

The sad part about this is that Mike cannot see all the wonderful things being said about him, as the judge has ordered him not to have any internet access. Someone give this URL to his wife and let her relay these tributes to her wonderful, caring, personable, lovable ..... oh wait, that is how Mikey would portray himself... to the dipshit child molester.

Anonymous said...

Someone mentioned that Tamara was a swinger. Can anyone valid that Mike and Tamara lived a lifestyle to include such activities

Anonymous said...

Not to worry. Soon we will be able to go on the Federal Prisoner locator website and find out what prison Fortino is in so we can write to him and tell him exactly what we think of him.
http://www.bop.gov/iloc2/LocateInmate.jsp

Anonymous said...

I read that Fortino was married before Tamara and that both wives have the money that he lived off of. Anyone know about wife # 1?

Anonymous said...

So this scumbag isnt only a pervert but a bona fide sinner in the eyes of the Catholic Church. A divorced, child molesting, lying, adulterer. All the more reason for the Catholic Church and the fine Catholic university Duquesne to ex-communicate this pig.

As an alumi of DU, we should petition the university to purge this bastard's records. He probably figured out a way to cheat his way through school to. Why not, he probably cheated on his first wife and this wife.

Anonymous said...

A hearing will take place on Friday, 10/19 regarding the fraudulent information Michael provided to the court. I am not an attorney, so I can't be sure, but I think the hearing is to determine if additional charges will be brought against Fortino.

Anonymous said...

I hope that they tack more time onto this idiot. Stupid is as stupid does.

I dont know if it takes guts or stupidity to pull a stunt like he did with the fake letters.

Lets hope they throw another book at him, and make him serve consecutive sentences.

I do hate the thought that our tax dollars will be providing this asshole three square meals aday, a roof over his head, free medical care, and free recreation.

Can someone get word to his fellow inmates to make sure he does the soap pickup in the shower.

Anonymous said...

For anyone who knew Mike as a child....can anyone give a perspective on his childhood? A few comments on this blog show that his parents were very nice people. I am not blaming them I would simply like to know where Mike's insecurities must have come from in order to spend an entire lifetime lying, cheating, stealing and hurting others.

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Anonymous said...

If Michael did'nt attend his own Father's funeral, only proves further his character. He certainly used his fathers money!!!
Maybe to buy that yacht, that no longer is docked in Erie. He mentioned New York, if he still owns it??

Anonymous said...

I liken my interest in this site, to a person who can’t take their eyes off the scene of a car accident – you know what you’re going to see is ugly, but you still look. I have met Michael on several occasions, but I doubt if he would remember me. I thought he was an arrogant jerk the first time I met him and there was something about him that made my flesh crawl. After what has happened, I guess I will learn to trust my instincts.

Here's the deal. I keep reading statements referring to him as a child molester - what is that based on? I've read everything about his sentencing and it appears to be about his addiction to child pornography and making a tape on his boat, for his viewing. I could understand if he was sentenced to 18 months or 2 years – but 11 years (before his little episode with the court). What is not being said? Although the fact that there are men that can get excited by such horrific things makes me ill, why was there such a harsh sentence? What I mean is that I have heard of people physically abusing children and getting less of a sentence. It doesn't appear from what was written, that Michael was selling or distributing pornography - so why this harsh of a sentence? The whole thing about taking his laptop over state lines - seems like a stretch. Almost like prosecuting a crime figure for tax evasion, because that is the only thing that will stick. Does someone have more information about what he was really doing? I realize the guy is sick, twisted and a jerk - but wouldn't it be more important to spend our limited resources arresting and prosecuting individuals who are violating, abusing and profiting off these unfortunate children? Does anyone out there know for certain that he has molested children - was that part of any charge?

Anonymous said...

I hate to admit it but I, too, have been keeping track of this site since its inception. I only met Michael twice and that was over 25 years ago. Unfortunately, he left a lasting impression on me because I was a victim of attempted date rape with him.

What is amazing to me is just how far-reaching this slimebag's slime has reached. I have recently told his story to a couple of my friends who didn't know me back then. They, too, know him but because of totally different circumstances.

I discovered from a friend of mine that when he was working on remodeling his home (aka the old Mayor's Mansion in Pittsburgh), he made several deals with Home Depot for large discounts. While I don't know the details, I do know that he scammed them out of large sums of money.

Wouldn't it be great if everyone who has ever been hurt in some way by Mikey would come forward and press charges. Then we could be sure that all of those consecutive sentences would keep him in jail for a very VERY long time. Unfortunately, the good die young and the evil live forever. He may just get out and have another forty years to continue his evil ways. This man will never be reformed.

Anonymous said...

To the poster who questions everyone calling him a child molester.....Anyone who would subvertly video a child changing clothes has molested that child, maybe not physically, but what he did was obtain his pleasure at the expense of a child. To me that is still molestation. And, if he did that, what did he get away with that no one knows about?

He took liberties with people in so many ways, he is just a low life.

One thing we should do is stop visiting this site. I get the creepy feeling that someone may be providing him this blog, and he is getting his jollies because so many people are responding to this situation. He is the type that wants attention and be the center of attention no matter if it is good or bad attention. We are probably feeding his ego with this blog.

My last words to Michael....DIE AND BURN IN HELL YOU FUCKING CREEP.

Anonymous said...

What do you think he was doing when he as not speaking in Singapore??

Anonymous said...

Regarding the comment that "he may get out and have another 40 years..."

Their is no parole in Federal Prisons. He might get out early for good behavior, but he must serve at least 16 years...so he'll be 63 years old upon release.

But theirs more. At the hearing tomorrow, additional charges might be filed...so maybe more prison time.

Anonymous said...

Having known FOrtino in college, I think it would kill him to read what people are saying about him. Once I find out what federal prison he is incarcerated, I plan on sending him copies of people's statements. It is important to Fortino that people see him as smart, successful, and popular. The reality of what his peers say about him will really hurt him. So keep this blog going

Anonymous said...

My sincere wish is that his fellow inmates can read this blog so that they find even more reasons to "love" him. Although he can no longer access the internet, there needs to be a way to make sure that his buddies in the slammer get a link to this site.

Anonymous said...

I think they should let the fathers and mothers of the young victims beat the living shit out of Fortino. I think he should be strapped to a gyne table with his legs up in stirrups and let everyone of his victims take a turn shoving a broomstick up his ass. That will get him ready for the prison house loving he will receive for the next 20 years.

Anonymous said...

i have know Mike for 21 years and saw him last 5 years ago at a speaking engagement. the first time i met him, he introduced me to his parents who were absolutely wonderful and kind. Fortino always told me he grew up in a poor area of Pittsburgh; fox chapel was never mentioned. i was impressed how much he respected them. They had a humble lifestyle and Mike mentioned how much he wishes he could do more for them. he was in tears when he talked about how much he wanted to help them...he always felt sorry for himself not getting accepted at a law school and felt he wanted to prove to these schools that they made a mistake not accepting him...when i saw him 5 years ago, he confessed how lonely he was. i knew he was married. he did not try to flirt with me at all (i am not that ugly!!!). i saw a very different Michael from what everyone else is describing. He was very sincere, very lonely, insightful to what is causing his loneliness and what could bring him happiness. from the conversation, i could not imagine him a criminal...i am with the poster who mentioned that the sentence is a bit harsh if he was just watching child pornography rather than actually physically sexually molesting children...i am a mother and i know how violated i would feel if someone was watching my children undress. however, i would prefer the court to seize those who produce the films/photos and those who are actually sexually violating others.

Anonymous said...

to the poster above who has known Michael for 21 years...you apparently saw a side that few people knew...good for you.( I think he provided you with a bunch of BS )

Regarding his crime. Michael set up a camera and video taped his friends young children undressing. He edited that into two diferent tapes.
While not physically touching the children ( not that we know of )he violated those kids and brought unrepailable harm to them and their families. In addition, he had over 900 child porn images on his computer, some images depicting the rape of infants as young as 4 months old. He is sick perfert and shiould be put away for a very long time. I agree the court should punish those who produce the child porn....Fortino is one of them.

Anonymous said...

In addition, that man you think highly of ...provided three false letters requesting leniency. One letter suppositely from the parents of the child he filmed. the mother had to go back out to court and testify ...additional pain and suffering.

fortino wrote a false letter suppositly from his attorney ( the attorney promply resigned )

fortino wrote a couple false letters suppositly from his psychologist

fortino lied about his net worth.

the judge said...he does not think fortino knows how to tell the truth.

His sentence is not harsh...quite candidly, it's just getting strated. fortino will be brought up on additional charges for lying to the court.

Anonymous said...

Putting semantics and legal distinctions aside, Fortino is a child molester, if not directly then indirectly. Producers of child pornography or those in the business of the sexual exploitation of children would not have an incentive to produce their sick product unless there was a population of people like Mike Fortino who had a demand for it. Mike Fortino is both a producer (he video taped young girls nude. without consent, for his own perverted desires) and a customer (he acquired amd pocessed child pornogaphy) There would be no market or demand for child pornography if not for likes of Fortino and people like him. No demand, no supply. He is an accomplice to the whole seedy underground world and in common law and most state law makes him just as culpable.
And let us not forget, his frequent trips to bangkok, a haven for child molestors such as Fortino. Yes, that is circumstantial evidence, but circumstantial evidence piled high and deep cam be enough for a conviction.
I have no doubt that this creep is a child molester.

I knew Mike in college, and knew there was something not right about him. Now I know there is something seriously wrong with him.

Anonymous said...

Has anyone heard anything from the hearing that was scheduled for today? Is he being charged with perjury or any other charges?

Anonymous said...

There was an Evidentiary hearing on Friday, 10/19 . Fortino has retained a new attorney. That is the latest information.

Anonymous said...

If there was a hearing then charges have been filed. Does anyone know what they are? Fortino should save his money, and represent himself. There is no attorney out there who could save him. What's next for this creep? I know, Mike- How about bribing the judge?

Anonymous said...

You may find this article concering Michael Fortino interesting:

http://www.post-gazette.com/pg/07282/823921-85.stm

Anonymous said...

How did his wife not know he was doing an inpatient stay in a treatment center in 2005?

Anonymous said...

i was there when he got arrested... hahahaha


F-U perv.. don't ask people to backup you my pictures when they are full of little boys and girls

Anonymous said...

Michael didn't inherit this sickness. Pornagraphy is a gateway drug just like marijuanna leads to harder substances... just a much larger scale of mental instability that develops over time. I know a beautiful, wonderful, happy little girl who unfortunately is his biological child. But this monster will never touch her in any way genetic or otherwise. It is not her fault and concerns her in no way and.... she totally takes after her mother just in case that makes anyone feel better...

Anonymous said...

Good luck to you 11:24.

Anonymous said...

Yep..told ya so....

http://209.85.165.104/search?q=cache:C_7AtwNSB5QJ:nwanews.com/adg/News/203943/+fortino+hearing&hl=en&ct=clnk&cd=9&gl=us&client=firefox-a

He (Parks) said that authorities found evidence on the computer that he had used Internet search engines to look for information about pre-teen prostitutes in Thailand and had traveled to Thailand prior to his November 2005 arrest.

Anonymous said...

Visiting Thailand for pre-teen sex. This guy was a powderkeg ready to go off.

Anonymous said...

Fortino wrote a supposed "bestseller" titled "Time Flies When Your Not Having Fun" Well...by the looks of his mugshot...Mikey's 20 years should go by real quick:0

Anonymous said...

Does anyone have information on the hearing from 10/19? Were additional charges filed against him?

Anonymous said...

Phone call from legal friend says Miss high and mighty Tamara is being investigated as possible source of two of the letters. Deep deep Kimchi for Miss "I know nothing" if true. Obstruction of Justice, Fraud and conspiracy, and contempt of court are Federal charges the Fortino's face. Seat of the pants estimate is 10-12 years in Federal Pen. Thats not to mention Civil proceedings and monetary damages brought about by the parents of the videotaped girls, as well as the folks who had their signatures forged. Sell the house and yacht Tammy and Mikey. 47, broke, and in the pokey..how apropos..who said the world is unfair :)

Anonymous said...

Confucious say....he (or she :) who spews enough bullshit to float on it...will eventually drown in it!

Anonymous said...

I went to college wth Mike. And to answer your question: Where did he get the money to do what he did? Well, where do most con atrists get their money? Marry a wealthy girl. He made a sucker out of 2 nice girls that had family money and it's ashame. Maybe he will meet a nice girlfriend or boyfriend in prison and find out what it's like to be taken advantage of...

Anonymous said...

Just about now they are probably peeling the centerfold off of his back, that they had taped to him as they held him down & have their way with him. As his limp body collapses into the corner of the cell...I wonder if he realizes what he has done....the horror. No more mini-yacht trips to Bang Cock for Fortino...scouting for fresh kids. He'll have to wait about 20 more years before he can film anymore kiddie porn flicks with these Asian children....unbelievable.

Anonymous said...

From the out house ......to the judges house.....to the porn house.....to the BIG house...couldn't have happened to a nicer fellow.

See ya in 27' Mikey..... just in time for our 50 year reunion.....boy the stories we can all tell.

Maybe Tamara can cook us up some hog jaws and grits and other recipes from the pen!

Anonymous said...

The latest news from the courthouse.

Fortino has filed an amended notice of appeals, with his appellant brief due on 11/26/07.

Basically he is appealing the revised sentence of 20 years. Standard action in cases such as this.

Anonymous said...

I think it's really something to tune in & watch how people shred this guy. I can't believe how harsh. I mean...all he did was have a look at some porno movies (didn't actually molest anyone). What....they should poke his eyes out with a bicycle spoke, then bandage him up with some gasoline soaked rags? That seems to be how most folks feel. I hope that they repeal his sentence back by a DECADE or so. 20 years is a super long time. You could beat down some church lady with a bat, for $7 in her wallet & they don't give you 20 years.

Anonymous said...

Hey 12:10 AM. Apparently your view doesn't gibe with Federal law so what you "think" is actually pretty irrelevant. The idiot videotaped young girls naked and trafficked in the stuff. Its idiots like him who keep this pathetic 'industry' alive. Viewing 4 month old kids getting raped and trafficking the stuff? Videotaping his neighbors daughters naked on his boat and introducing them to the www? Lying to a Federal Judge on at least 4 occasions? This is all Ok with you? You're one forgiving MoFo I'll give you that. Perhaps one of those little kids who was raped or videotaped could meet with you sometime in the future and tell you how screwed up they are mentally over this stuff.

Anonymous said...

to 10:47 AM - thanks for the retort to the idiot at 12:10 AM.

I was about to respond, but your comments hit the mark.

Anonymous said...

To 12:10, I hope you don't have a daughter. I wonder how you would feel if someone taped her undressing and being naked, then getting off while watching completely innocent children. We are talking about innocense taken away by a perv. Gasoline soaked rags are too good for this low life. He will hopefully serve the whole term the judge sentenced him to. You apparently are either a friend or a family member who is in denial. Maybe you actually believe what he did was right.....
sick mind.

Anonymous said...

It's me '12:10', and I say hey....there's a demand for that kind of material out there, and who's to say Fortino shouldn't supply it. These are internet movies, and there is no way to be sure about HOW old these asian models are. You could have one who looks 13....really they are 33. The man was just trying to make a few fast dollars in the porno industry, like a million other people out on the west coast. Why not poke their eyes out with a bicycle spoke?

Anonymous said...

I knew Mike Fortino long ago when he was a student at Duquesne. He was my boyfriend's roommate, and I came to know him very well. I am surprised to read this blog because back then he was a good guy. There was a quiet kid named Gary who lived on the same floor as us. He was kind of chubby & awkward, and Mike took him under his wing. He was alway including Gary in our plans & doing things to make him look funny...helping him dress better. He really helped this Gary come out of his shell (he didn't have to do that). Once I saw where a puppy had run loose & was out in the Boulevard of the Allies with cars zooming past at 55mph. Mike run out across 5 lanes of traffic to grab that dog. Later he spent close to a month to find a good home for that dog with a nice family. These entries about Mike are terrible, and I hope its not all true. Every story has 2 sides, and I hope one day that HIS will be heard also.

Anonymous said...

To 1:26 AM.

Let's see how it adds up. good Michael vs. bad Michael

Help a fat kid assimilate - 1 point
Save a puppy - 1 point

video tape you friend's 11 year old daughter naked and edit tape - minus 1 point

host 700 child porn photos/videos with infants being raped - minus 1 point

provide at least 4 false documents to the Court - minus 1 point

father an out of wedlock child and lie to the mother...claiming not married - minus 1 point

lie to court about assets - minus 1 point

Close contest, but bad Michael -5 vs good Michael +2 ... bad Michael wins !

Anonymous said...

"Every story has 2 sides, and I hope one day that HIS will be heard also."

Okayyyyyy.....

His "story" was heard in Federal Court in front of a Federal Judge". His story was so bad he had to lie about it to get some leniency from the Judge.

Adolph Hitler wasnt such a bad guy when he was young either:/

AND

Even Satan was an Angel once:0

Anonymous said...

To the recent blogger who said that there were two sides to a story: It is apparent that there are several of us who were students at Duquesne at the same time that Mike was there. While you may have seen a different side to Mike go back and reread some of the entries on this blog.

Even at Duquesne, Mike showed serious signs of problems. From the young woman who Mike tried to assault, to the asian professor he humiliated in class to the dust up over his resume before he even graduated from Duquesne, Mike was troubled.

Deep down, Mike was and is a very insecure man. He is the type of person who would start a pyrmaid scheme so that those on the bottom made nothing while he sat at the top reaping the benefits. Mike didn't try to work hard...Mike spent a considerable amount of time trying to find the easy way out of things.

We all have met thosse types of people. Mike didn't have the patience to try and work hard. He was the one laughing at the kid breaking his neck to get through class while he paid someone to write a paper.

In the end, he has his notoriety...for all the wrong reasons. He has hurt young children and their families. He has nothing to be proud of and will sit in a jail for a long time to come.

Anonymous said...

http://amshealthdivision.com/Nations_Sweet_Idea.pdf

Check this link. Its HTML but notice the address on the bottom of the flier. The Judges Mansion:)

Anonymous said...

Copies of Mr. Fortino's court transcripts can be purchased online for $.90 per page. Then you can see for yourself what actually happened.

Anonymous said...

11:01 What is the link to this site? Thanks

Anonymous said...

Mike was always strange in High School belonged to the Ski Club, Key Club, and was in the Homecomming.
Fox Chapel 1978.For the Ten Reunion He wore a WHITE scarf around his neck hanging over his shoulders at the school reunion, which he stole the money he wasnt ashamed of what he did he still thought he was better than anyone else there and everyone knew he took our money. He set up an account and the money was deposited in it and we never saw it..BUT HE STILL SHOWED UP LIKE HE DID NOTHING WRONG. He started many years ago with his scams.I believe he scammed ALOT of people out of money to get his business going this school reunion was in 1988. The next business will probably be How to Build a Business and Life by Scamming Others and Being A Liar that everyone can Trust. Im sure he will learn of more ways with his new friends.

Anonymous said...

Michael you sick, sick child pornographer....I forgive you for what you have done. I hope that you find some peace, redemption & maybe a nice turkey sandwich there in the slammer this holiday season. All the best from your friends in Fox Chapel.

Anonymous said...

Probably they will just beat him & beat him, until he agrees to perform oral sex. Later they will beat him more aggressively when they feel that he doesn't do it with enough passion or rhythm-or if he pulls away just as they are about to 'do it'.

Anonymous said...

Does anyone have any information about addidtional charges for Michael or if charges will be filed against Tamara ?

Anonymous said...

I can guarantee civil lawsuits and complete financial destruction for the Fortino's. Sweet lil' (I know nothing..NOTHING) Tammy...living at the homeless shelter. Perhaps she can all cook us up some Campbells Soup. Maybe she can get the recipe for Mike's Prison slop for their next party in saaaaay.... 2027.

Anonymous said...

Well it looks like Mike is finally getting to his federal home as I have just noted that he is no longer on the detention roster at the Washington County Jail in Arkansas. He has been there since October 2, 2007 and is in transit to his federal prison where he will spend the next 20 years, less maybe three if he is a good boy. Watch the www.bop.gov/ website selecting prisoner locator to see where he has been assigned. Anyone know what security level prison is used to house child preditors. Would it be maximum or medium. I cannot see it being minimum or low.

Anonymous said...

My co-worker is Mike Fortino's cousin, and just came from a visit with him. He says that Mike is in good spirits, and is beginning to acclimate to the environment that he is in. He has accepted a prison job working with other staff members, counseling inmates. He doesn't get paid, but he DOES get a private cell with television (better food as well). He has been lifting weights and is in good physical condition. His cousin says that he is aware of this blog, but it doesn't get him down. "Angry scribblings from those who will never achieve anything close to what he has', is what he called the entries. He says that his real estate holding had reached a point of 'self-sustainability' over 5 years ago. They will continue to provide him & his new lawyers with income to fight until he is free once again. From where he is, he continues to acquire new properties through his partners & family members. His tech people are working on several project, including tracing the web-paths & adding to the names he already has of those who are making entries into this blog.

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Anonymous said...

BULLSHIT is right. He just entered the Federal Transfer Center in OK City. If he was a Fedex package he would be in sorting at the Memphis sorting hub. The above poster is as delusional as Mike is. You can check his slum holdings on the Allegheny Co website. Self sufficient my ass. NO ONE acclimates to losing their freedom. Reality sucks.

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1. MICHAEL FORTINO 08088-010 47 White M expected release date 07-19-2017 OKLAHOMA CITY FTC

Anonymous said...

Hey 1:55 above. Who are you kidding? A co-worker of Fortino's cousin... yeah sure. Maybe one of Fortino's fellow child molesters. You are a looser just like your perverted friend. Ever hear of the First Amendment a.h.? If Mike is so content why would he be tracking down the writers on this blog? We are weally weally scared of big pumping iron Mike. What is he going to do to us, put a hidden camera in our showers?
And he is counseling whom? Yeah right! More like he is prepping his rear end for Saturday night.

Cousin's co-worker? NOT! Fortino's Messenger? THAT'S IT!
Maybe you are his wife!

Anonymous said...

Mike doesnt have any assets..isnt he broke? At least thats what he told a FREAKING FEDERAL JUDGE!

What an airhead:) What he has left will be lost in further fines for lying in court, Civil suits from the young girls he filmed, child support, and wasting the rest on some ambulance chaser promising this obviously delusional dude he can get out of the 20 year sentence he made all for himself.

What a dope!

Pucker up that sphincter Mikey.

Anonymous said...

Fascinating. If, in fact, Mike is tracking these comments from all of us I have to wonder how in God's name he could assert that we have not "attained" what he has in his lifetime. Ok, what would that be, Mike? Notoriety? Jail sentence the length of 20 years? Civil suits for filming your neighbor's children? Come on. Do you know what most of us have attained Mike? We obtained good jobs, real ones that pay an electric bill, send our children to college, maybe a local board position within our communities and the pure knowledge that honesty and integrity lead to a decent life. It might not be the high life, but I can look God in the eye and know that I raised my own children with solid principles and lived a moral, human life.

So, what did you do?

Anonymous said...

Does anybody know his wife Tamara? My question is what was she doing when this was all going on. And how is she doing now? I feel sorry for her. I knew Mike vaguely in college but never knew her. Did she know Mike had a child with another woman? Was she aware of Mikes viewing of child pronography? How is she doing now and is she supporting him still. If so she is a fascinatingly strong wife and women. Stronger than I could be in this situation. Good luck Tamara.

Anonymous said...

I disagree. Any woman who hangs around an obvious psychopath just purely for the money he has or says he has is no better than him. She knew..trust me...she knew EVERYTHING!

Anonymous said...

C'mon..really...we are expected to believe she didnt know of Mike's bastard love child, of his love of naked kiddies? She didnt know her friends children were secretly videotaped undressing on their so called yacht? I suspect all those trips to Bang-Cock (the kiddie sex capital of the Universe) that Iron Mike made were really to motivate people?

Anonymous said...

I knew Mike as a little kid in the 8th-9th grades. One time we were all at a classmates birthday party. Everyone had gone upstairs for cake & ice cream, but mike wanted to stay downstairs in the bedroom. After a while, we heard the dog yelp really loud. We run downstairs to see the dog scramble out dragging her but along the ground. The kid who's birthday it was run into the bedroom. He said that Mike was buckling up him pants in a hurry. Nobody was sure what had happened, but it looked like Mike was getting it on with the dog. I always remembered what had happened there, maybe its best that things went as they did for Mike.

Anonymous said...

Fortino has been relocated to a low/ medium security prison in Ohio close to Pittsburgh. See the Bureau of Prisons website. I thought that given the nature of his crimes against children that he would be assigned to a prison capable of protecting prisoners who are at risk of harm in a general population.

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Anonymous said...

I wonder what lie this jagoff told the judge to have him lodged in a prison so close to Pittsburgh.

They should have shipped his ass to the fartherest, remotest facility. Why let him have the pleasure of being close to his wife. For all we know, she is continuing his charade.....

Michael, may your holiday season find you bringing in the new year bent over your bunk being ravaged by your fellow inmates. That is what they do to child molesters....

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Anonymous said...

20 years of incarceration is no vacation for lil old Mickey. The facility in OH is not the Westin or even the Knights Inn. Its a PRISON. He has no access to the WWW, very little TV time. He is still in a cell with a hard bed and a potty with no lid. The taking away of his freedoms will be enough to drive this lunatic insane. This place is no picnic. And the back door prison stuff goes on at this facility as well.

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Anonymous said...

I am a nurse technician at Federal Correction Facility at Elkton. Mr. Fortino is one of our newer inmates, and I googled his name just a day or two after his arrival. Just so everyone knows, he is not doing well here. About a week ago he was put in the solitary medical unit. His right elbow had been shattered. This is a typical injury here-this is what they do with convicted child predators. 2 or 3 of the other inmates get together & 'beat down' the new arrival. When he's unconscious, they snap his elbow backwards. The pain is so incredible that the new inmate being 'initiated' will do anything so you'll keep off of his arm. One of the other guards who takes in his food told me that he is on a liquid diet. His jaw was wired shut, with two black eyes & his nose all smashed to the side(he must have put up a good fight). He gets 30 minutes in the yard each day, but he just stands there like a zombie. The doctor told me that he had been raped & sodomized. After his elbow heels up some, we're going to toss him back into the general population.

Anonymous said...

To the nurse tech above. I think you are full of it. This is merely a campaign of Fortino's to convince the courts that the penal system cannot protect him adequately. Do you make it a habit of revealing your patient's health information as a medical professional. Have you even heard of HIPPA. You are probably the same poor slob who claimed to be a coworker of Fortino's cousin. A few weeks ago he was counseling prisoners with a private cell, good food and television. The people follwing this story are well educated. You are full of crap!

Anonymous said...

"The doctor told me that he had been raped & sodomized. After his elbow heels up some, we're going to toss him back into the general population."

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Some nurse tech...can't even spell "heal" correctly. WAFM:)

Anonymous said...

This is the nurse technician again, and I assure you it is for real (Mike's condition). We have him on a video suicide watch 24hrs a day. You may be educated, but you use improper punctuation(questions without a question mark)...so let's not get technical. As for Fortino, most readers believe he is getting what he deserves. This is a penitentiary, part of the penal system-this is where you suffer the penalty for what you've done. We house scumbag murderers, child molesters and the like. If this man had molested MY child, I would want to be sure that the jailers weren't coddling him at all. We feed and confine him for the next 20 years, and that's it. As for what else he gets into while he's here, well that not up to me. This is what society wants and expects.

Anonymous said...

Dear ..ahem.."nurse technician"...
Its common knowledge that when a poster writes a statement in question form, but doesn't use a "question mark", that he already knows the answer...which is of course you are full of shit. You are no nurse technician. Go away. Mike got lucky and is in medium security...if you can call 20 years lucky.

Anonymous said...

I am a distant relative of Michael and have read this entire blog. For what it's worth, I believe the nurse technician because the details are believeable to me, and I see little to be gained by an anonymous poster inventing such a report. Those of you who spew the venom make a convincing case for hating the guy, but should perhaps try to create more responsible postings. And try to refrain from making judgemental assertions without having any corroborating evidence to support them. Thanks, nurse technician!

Anonymous said...

Dear 12:17: Your grammatical correction to the nurse technician is full of grammatical errors. Please see notations below:

Dear ..ahem.."nurse technician"...
Its (should be "it's" which is a conjunction of "it is") common knowledge that when a poster writes a statement in question form, but doesn't use a "question mark", (comma should precede the quotes) that he already knows the answer...which is (missing comma)of course (missing comma) (missing word "that") you are full of shit. (what you are trying to say is that it's a rhetorical question, but your unfortunate lack of language skills forces you to retreat into profanity instead) You are no nurse technician. Go away. Mike got lucky and is in medium security...if you can call 20 years lucky.

Anonymous said...

Miss Grammer Quenn said
"And try to refrain from making judgemental assertions without having any corroborating evidence to support them. Thanks, nurse technician!"

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Apparently there was not enough "corroborating evidence", according to the Federal Judge, to keep Mr. 'Adrenaline' out of prison. He even had to fake letters and emails. I'd give it up if I were you. Despite the emotional attachment to your distant cousin...what he did was wrong..he had his 'due process' and now will spend 20 years in a Federal Prison for his crimes. You may not like it...but reality is what it is.

Anonymous said...

Dont forget the illegitimate child he fathered unbeknownst to his wife. Or was that all made up too? How could he do that to her?

Anonymous said...

I sat next to a Federal Judge not long ago on a Trans Con and we talked about criminals and the court system. He said one thing I thought pertinent. He said ..."All criminals who end up in prison know they are guilty but also believe they have a valid explanation as to why their case is different than the rest, and why they should be excused from serving their time."

Sounds like this is the case here.

Anonymous said...

Does anyone know what Tamera is doing ? Selling house ? file for divorce ?

Anonymous said...

it is very sad to read about people's venomous feelings and wishes towards others. i myself am not perfect (like i yelled at my children this morning and telling them sometimes i wish i was alone) and not feel qualified to judge others but myself. i hope and pray that we can all learn to forgive those who offend us and to wish others good will and good judgment.

Anonymous said...

What is Tamara doing these days ?

Does she still stand by Michael ?

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Anonymous said...

My god..his wife is beautiful!

Anonymous said...

In college, Mike was so involved in SGA (Student Gov't Assoc.) I wonder if he will run for president of FIGA (Federal Inmate Government Association)

Anonymous said...

Sorry to see this happen to anyone. I have never seen venom like this. Wow, this guy pjssed everyone off -- big time.

But karma has something to do with it. What a life lesson! He should write a new book on how to completely destroy your life, and spend 20 years in jail. Wow.

Lesson learned, throw away the computer. Hehe.

People I have talked to that knew the guy have nothing but shjt to say about him.

He hit the karma lotto.

Good luck fella. That is a long time in jail.

Anonymous said...

As this topic blows off into the winds and we all move on with our lives..the worst of Mikes fears will have been realized. He very soon will have been forgotten.
adieu Mike!

Anonymous said...

Yes, but what is Tamara doing ? Has she divorced Michael ? Sold the house ?
Working ?

Anonymous said...

She's still living in the house. That much is certain. As to marital status, future plans, etc., unclear...

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