Kurt Sonnenfeld (born 1962) was a videographer for the U.S. Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) prior to 2002 and was one of four FEMA photographers who were given exclusive access to the World Trade Center site following the September 11 attacks in New York in 2001. In addition to the photographs and video he took on behalf of FEMA, he is reputed and claims to have taken additional video footage as well as numerous photographs, some of them since published. He claims that these recorded images will provide evidence that the U.S. government had prior knowledge of the 9/11 attacks. As of August, 2010, he is seeking such experts to review his footage.
- Graduated from the University of Colorado (USA)
- Studies: International Affairs and Economics, Literature, Philosophy
- Employment: Director of Broadcast Operations for the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA)’s National Emergency Response Team
- Official videographer, FEMA
- Contracts with other government military and scientific installations for classified and “sensitive” operations
On May 8, 2009, Kurt Sonnenfeld presented his book El Perseguido (The Persecuted) at the 35th Annual Buenos Aires Book Fair in Argentina. In the book, Sonnenfeld describes the harassment which he alleges was imposed upon him by various U.S. government agencies following his work as a videographer at the World Trade Center site.
His name has been associated with controversy since 2002 when his first wife Nancy died from a gunshot wound to the head. The precise circumstances of her death are unknown, but Kurt Sonnenfeld is currently wanted for her murder by the Colorado police. At the time of his wife's death, January 1, 2002, he was arrested for her murder. Officers responding to the scene reported seeing high-velocity blood spatter on Sonnenfeld's face, indicating he was in close proximity to the gunshot. Gunpowder residue was found on his pants and jacket but not his hands. Gunpowder residue was found on his wife's hand and only her fingerprints were found on the gun. An alleged suicide note in Nancy's hand writing was later found by investigators, working in favor of Kurt's defense. Prosecutors dropped the case in June 2002 but maintained the right to refile. The renewed interest by prosecutors in Colorado is premised on putative confessions Sonnenfeld made to two other cellmates while he was in jail awaiting trial.
The US government is seeking his extradition from Argentina. The Argentine court has refused, saying they have not received sufficient assurances from Colorado that Sonnenfeld would not be killed despite the fact that Colorado has repeatedly assured Argentina that it will not seek the death penalty.
Sonnenfeld lives in Buenos Aires with his wife and two children, and works as a videographer for Argentine media. Sonnenfeld in a 2009 interview, argues that the US government wants his extradition in order to eliminate him as a witness of the 9/11 false-flag attack coverup.
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