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ST. LOUIS -- Former St. Louis Blues player Mike Danton claims he has been a "perfect" prisoner and should be allowed to transfer to his native Canada to serve out a prison sentence for a failed attempt to have his agent killed.

In a two-page letter released to the news media Wednesday, Danton questioned a decision issued by the Justice Department last month to keep him in the United States. Authorities said Danton's crime was too severe, and that giving him a transfer would "not serve the ends of justice."

Danton, 25, was sentenced in 2004 to 7½ years after pleading guilty to murder conspiracy charges. He has not said who the target of the plot was, but prosecutors say he tried to have his agent, David Frost, killed. The FBI was told of the plot and Frost was not injured.

Danton, who was with the Blues for only one season, has said he wants to be sent to Canada to get surgery for a shoulder injury and therapy for what his sentencing request called his "grave mental disorders."

The Justice Department unit that evaluates such transfers said Danton has to wait two years to reapply, and can improve his chance by being a model prisoner.

"My prison record, as they call it, has been perfect," Danton wrote in the letter from the low-security prison in Fort Dix, N.J. "I have made as much progress as I could with my psychologist regarding my psychological disorders."

Danton said he's tutoring other inmates and studying French and computer courses. He also said in the letter that he wanted to pursue a "loving, productive family environment" in Canada, although Danton is estranged from his mother and father.

His attorney, Howard O. Kieffer, from Santa Ana, Calif., said Wednesday: "People have taken the word 'family' too literally. It doesn't mean his father. It doesn't necessarily mean Frost. The point is, he's got a community there."

Danton sued the U.S. government last November, saying he should be transferred to Canada, in part because "similarly situated applicants have been approved for removal to their home nations, which include Canada." Danton asked to be resentenced.

The Justice Department replied that Danton waived his right to appeal by pleading guilty in July 2004 to orchestrating a conspiracy to commit an interstate killing. The government also has said no regulations require action on international transfers within a specified time, and that Danton's plea deal required that he be considered for a transfer but did not guarantee one.
 

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7/27/2006 11:28:01 AM

EAST ST. LOUIS, Ill. (AP) - A federal judge in East St. Louis says he won't review a former St. Louis Blues player's request to re-examine the seven-and-a-half year sentence he got for plotting to kill his agent.

Mike Danton is now imprisoned in New Jersey, but he wants to be transferred to Canada. Danton says his 2004 plea deal made that a possibility.

But federal prosecutors counter that when Danton pleaded guilty, he waived his right to challenge his sentence and was never guaranteed a transfer to a Canadian prison.

U-S District Judge William Stiehl last week rejected Danton's request to revisit the sentence. In his ruling, the judge wrote that Danton understood the implications of his plea deal, including that a transfer wasn't guaranteed.

The agent wasn't hurt during the failed murder-for-hire plot.
 

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Wonder if he'll make a return to the league :dunno:
That would be interesting.
I don't think the league will let him back in!!!

Look at what they did to McSorley, and he didn't plot to have anyone killed!!! :D
 

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Yeah i doubt Danton will ever play professional hockey again
So do I. Strange how this situation has been going. I wonder what kind of influence David Frost had on him. There hasn't been much word of him lately now that I think about it.
 

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Federal judge throws out Danton's appeal

EAST ST. LOUIS, Ill. (AP) -- A federal judge has refused to revisit the prison sentence he handed Mike Danton for the former St. Louis Blues player's failed bid to have his agent killed, again foiling the inmate's push to be transferred to his native Canada to serve his time.

In throwing out Danton's appeal, U.S. District Judge William Stiehl found that Danton knowingly and voluntarily waived his right to challenge the 7 1/2-year sentence he got in November 2004 after accepting a deal with prosecutors and pleading guilty to murder conspiracy charges.

The ruling assures that Danton remains inmate No. 10096-111 at a prison in Fort Dix, N.J.

One of Danton's attorneys, Howard Kieffer of Santa Ana, Calif., said Thursday a decision on subsequent appeals would be made "within an appropriate time period."




"There are other things we can do," he said, declining additional comment.

With Danton's July 2004 plea, prosecutors agreed not to oppose Danton's deportation to Canada, where he said he wanted to get behind-bars surgical treatment for a shoulder injury and therapy for what his sentencing request called his "grave mental disorders."

Danton sued the U.S. government last November, contending that he unfairly has not been transferred to Canada and arguing that "similarly situated applicants have been approved for removal to their home nations, which include Canada." Danton asked to be resentenced.

The U.S. government insisted no regulations require action on international transfers within a specified time, and that Danton's deal did not require a transfer, only that he be considered for one.


In rejecting Danton's transfer request in March, the U.S. government said the move "would not serve the ends of justice." Danton could reapply for transfer in 2008, with that application "more likely to be approved" if the prisoner has maintained the best possible prison record and has tried to address "those reasons for denial over which the prisoner has some control," the chief of the Justice Department's international prisoner-transfer unit has said without elaborating.

In an April letter to media outlets, Danton claimed he was a "perfect" prisoner and was making progress with a psychologist, tutoring other inmates, studying French and taking computer courses.
Stiehl declined to intervene last week, saying a decision on transfers to or from foreign countries "is left entirely to the discretion of the Attorney General."

"The crux of (Danton's) argument is that since the Justice Department did not issue a decision on his transfer request within his desired timeframe, that this Court's sentencing intent was frustrated. The Court finds this argument to be unpersuasive," Stiehl wrote.

Additionally, Stiehl ruled that while he voiced no specific expectation as to how long Danton's transfer request should be considered, "the Court did expect that it would be considered within a reasonable time, which the Court FINDS it was."

Danton pleaded guilty to orchestrating a conspiracy to commit an interstate killing targeting his agent, David Frost. The FBI learned of the plot in advance, and Frost was unharmed.

In September 2004, a federal jury acquitted Katie Wolfmeyer of Florissant, Mo., of charges she took part in the plot.

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hmm this is interesting.. dunno if it got posted.. but here ya go!
 

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Danton's former agent faces 13 charges

Canadian Press
8/22/2006 5:56:05 PM

OTTAWA (CP) - A former NHL agent who was the target of a bizarre murder-for-hire plot by one of his players is facing a long list of sex charges in connection with several alleged incidents involving young people in eastern Ontario.

David Frost, who used to represent disgraced St. Louis Blues forward Mike Danton, has been charged with twelve counts of sexual exploitation and one count of assault.

The charges are related to alleged incidents involving four boys and three girls, all between the ages of 14 and 16, between 1995 and 2001.

Police refused to say if the teens were involved in hockey and wouldn't provide any further details of the incidents, which allegedly took place in the Deseronto and Napanee area of eastern Ontario.

The charges follow a two-year investigation by the Criminal Investigations Branch of the Ontario Provincial Police.

''There is currently a publication ban in place to protect the identity of the victims,'' said police spokeswoman Sgt. Kristine Rae.

Rae refused to say whether the alleged incidents took place during Frost's time behind the bench of the Tier II Deseronto Quinte Hawks junior hockey team.

''At this point in time, we are not releasing any further details regarding this situation.''

Danton, from Brampton, Ont., northwest of Toronto, is currently serving a 7 1/2-year sentence in a New Jersey prison for his role in a $10,000 US plot to kill Frost.

Frost is scheduled to appear Wednesday in court in Napanee, about 40 kilometres west of Kingston.

Ottawa lawyer Michael Edelson, who represents Frost, was not immediately available for comment.

Danton's father introduced his son to Frost when the boy was 11 years old. Frost first became the young player's coach, and later his agent.

rost's influence over his young charge continued to grow, and Danton spent much of his spare time with Frost.

In a letter written from a U.S. prison to an Ottawa newspaper, Danton said his troubling childhood with his biological family drove him into a surrogate relationship with his agent.

Danton described their relationship as ''father-son'' and said he learned basic hygiene and manners from Frost.

It was Frost's peculiar relationship with his players as a coach over the years and later as Danton's agent that was the subject of an investigation by the CBC current affairs program The Fifth Estate earlier this year.

During his time behind the bench of other minor league teams, Frost was dogged by controversy - he was banned by the Ontario Hockey Association and suspended by the Metropolitan Toronto Hockey League.
 

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It isn't offical yet of course, but I always suspected as much about David Frost.
 

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Questions swirl as Frost is freed on bail

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8/23/2006 7:43:23 PM

NAPANEE, Ont. (CP) - Former NHL agent and junior hockey coach David Frost was freed on $10,000 bail Wednesday, and afterward publicly proclaimed himself not guilty of charges that he sexually exploited a group of teenagers.

"Innocent," said Frost, clad in a blue T-shirt and sunglasses, as he was led from the courthouse and into his lawyer's waiting car after a brief court appearance in this quiet eastern Ontario town.

"You have a nice day," he said before the car sped off.

In the nearby community of Deseronto, locals said Frost - a former coach with the Tier II Deseronto Quinte Hawks junior hockey team - was known for an aggressive and confrontational style of coaching.

Lori Brant, 46, who said she attended nearly every game and practice, recounted she often saw Frost yelling at players and throwing hockey sticks.

Frost faces 12 charges of sexual exploitation and one charge of assault, all related to a series of alleged incidents involving seven teens - four boys and three girls, all aged 14 to 16 - that police say took place between 1995 and 2001.

He's become known in recent years as the target of a bizarre murder-for-hire scheme concocted by his most prominent client, former St. Louis Blues forward Mike Danton.

Danton, whose original last name is Jefferson, is currently serving a seven-year sentence in a New Jersey prison for his role in the $10,000 US scheme to kill his agent.

Danton's father, Steve Jefferson, held a news conference Wednesday to talk about his son's former agent, whom Jefferson said he has long feared held far too much sway over his estranged son's life.

"My wife has hated him for a long time," he said.

Jefferson described the events surrounding Frost and his son as an "emotional roller-coaster."

He has bitterly blamed Frost for his estrangement with his son and said Frost is an "animal" who belongs in jail.

Jefferson said he believes there are others who should now come forward and talk about Frost. Frost was heard to say he was looking forward to his day in court as he was ushered into the courthouse Wednesday morning.
"I hope you rot," one young hockey player shouted back.

The player described Frost as a "very aggressive, very verbal" coach.

Frost was freed on condition he report to police once a week and that he not have any contact with a long list of individuals whose names are subject to a publication ban.

He's scheduled to appear in court again Sept. 19.

Police would not reveal if the alleged teen victims were involved in hockey, nor would they provide any further details of the incidents, which police say took place in the Deseronto and Napanee area west of Kingston.

Police have also refused to say whether the alleged incidents took place during Frost's time behind the bench of the Quinte Hawks.

Frost has previously been banned by the Ontario Hockey Association and suspended by the Metropolitan Toronto Hockey League.

Jefferson said he hopes the charges against Frost help his son to better understand his former agent.
 

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David Frost- Whats the full story?

Okay, I'm getting confused and the pieces aren't adding up. Whats the full story with David Frost and Mike Danton.

Where I'm coming from, David Frost maybe molested Mike Danton when he was a kid and then controlled his life when he became older and Danton maybe had enough and tried to finish him :dunno:.

Is this the full story? Because reports have stated Frost is a pedofile, these guys deserve to be locked up, if its true very depressing.
 

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David Frost is a former sports agent who was the target of a murder-for-hire plot by his client, St. Louis Blues forward Mike Danton. However, controversy remains as many hockey insiders have claimed that he is known to be very manipulative and controlling of the players he coached.

On August 22, 2006 Frost was charged with 12 counts of sexual exploitation by the Ontario Provincial Police for crimes alleged during 1995-2001. The charges relate to his time as coach of the Quinte Hawks Junior hockey team and involve acts on three females and four males between the ages of 14 and 16.

"Brampton Boys" regime

David got his start as a coach with the Toronto Young Nationals, an Atom club where he coached Mike Danton and Sheldon Keefe. He was banned from coaching in the Metro Toronto Hockey League when it was revealed he forged the signature of the club's general manager. He then took his "Brampton Boys", including Mike Jefferson & Sheldon Keefe to the Quinte Hawks, a Junior A Club based out of Deseronto, Ontario. He was suspended from the Hawks after he allegedly assaulted a Hawks player. It was also revealed in a CBC documentary that many sexual acts among his players and teenage girls, referred to as "puck bunnies" took place in his hotel room while he watched.


After being suspended by Quinte, the following season, his "Brampton Boys" were drafted by OHL teams; and Frost was known to frequently attend Sarnia Sting games to monitor the progress of Mike Jefferson. As a result, Jefferson was dealt to the Toronto St. Michael's Majors (St. Mike's), where he would reunite with Sheldon Keefe, Ryan Barnes & Shawn Cation who rounded out the rest of Frost's "Brampton Boys". Frost was a problem to the St. Mike's front office, who eventually traded all of Frost's stable to the Barrie Colts. Many hockey insiders questioned the 8 player trade due to the fact that St. Mike's traded all four of their best players for players of little value, but a source close to St. Mike's said the deal was done so management would not have to deal with Frost. It is reported that during the "Brampton Boys" tenure with the Barrie Colts, the locker room was extremely divided due to behavioral issues with Jefferson, Keefe, Cation and Barnes. The division was so bad, it prompted many Colts players to refer to Jefferson and Keefe as "cancers" in the locker room.

Frost vs the Jeffersons

David Frost first approached Danton's parents, Steve and Sue Jefferson, in 1991, successfully recruiting Mike for the Young Nationals. The Jeffersons indicate that their son's recruiter, who later became his agent, wielded a growing influence over their son in the years that followed. As time passed, Frost's influence grew beyond the business of hockey. If Mike wasn't at school or playing hockey, Danton would spend most of his time with Frost. Steve Jefferson would go watch Danton play, but wasn't allowed contact with his son before or after the games.

In the summer of 2000, Mike's younger brother Tom Jefferson, then 13, was allowed to take part in a weekend retreat at Frost’s cottage in Kingston, attended also by his older brother Mike and other young hockey players. Upon returning home, Tom was sullen and withdrawn. In June of 2001, the parents provided Dr. Brian Shaw, a psychologist with the National Hockey League Players' Association, with photographs that had been taken that weekend, including one of the boy naked and bound to a bed with duct tape, and another with Frost pointing a rifle at the child.

Shaw, as obligated by law, presented the evidence of child abuse to authorities, and an investigation ensued. Further details of that weekend emerged, including allegations that Tom was forced to eat pancakes that were spat on by Frost; he was shot at with a BB gun while hanging from a tree branch; and that he was ordered to dance naked atop a table for hours. Frost and five other witnesses dismissed the entire incident as a hazing ritual that had been young Tom's idea to start with, and the investigation was closed.

In July of 2002, Mike Jefferson legally changed his name to Michael Sage Danton. David Frost later told the media that the player had changed his name in order to officially separate himself from his family.

Frost and Danton subsequently claimed that the Jefferson family had abused Mike, that they lived in squalor and had abused drugs and alcohol, a claim for which there is no evidence, and that the Jeffersons deny.

Relationship with Mike Danton

It has been known in most hockey circles that the relationship between Frost and Mike Danton is unusual. What started as a player-coach relationship had turned into a nightmare for the Jefferson family. Frost had moved into the Jefferson's Brampton, Ontario neighbourhood and Danton spent most of his time at Frost's home. In an interview with Sue Jefferson, she said that on Christmas Day, Danton only came home for an hour to eat and Frost would be at the door to pick him up. Interviews with other sources have said that Danton would call Frost on his high school breaks and lunch hours when he wasn't attending classes. A hockey teammate said that when Danton would leave the rink after practice, he'd be the first to leave and then call Frost right away. Many have felt that he has had a svengali-type relationship with Danton, which suggested a power and control relationship. When Danton began his NHL career, Frost became a certified player agent with the NHLPA and he negotiated Danton's contracts. Recently, it is believed that Frost only became an agent, despite his past convictions because of his close ties to Bob Goodenow.


At the time of Danton's murder-for-hire plot, it is speculated that the information he had for the St. Louis front office was that he and Danton were involved in a homosexual relationship together, something which could have caused division between him and his teammates. In a the fifth estate documentary aired in Canada, further rumours of the nature of their relationship as a result of Frost asking Danton if he loved him and to say "I Love You" to him over the phone.

Resignation

On 6 December 2005, the NHL Players Association (NHLPA) announced that Frost has resigned as an NHL player agent. Frost's resignation came shortly after the NHLPA launched an investigation into his certification shortly after the airing on CBC of Rogue Agent, a documentary looking into Frost's relationship with Mike Danton, and evidence of child abuse perpetrated against Danton's younger brother.

Here's a few more stories about him.

CBC News: the fifth estate - Rogue Agent

CBC Sports Online: Indepth: The Mike Danton case

CBC Sports Online: Indepth: The Mike Danton case

CBC Sports Online: Indepth: The Mike Danton case
 

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Frost vs the Jeffersons
What I don't get is how he was able to have a job after that one. :dunno:
It seems the man knows the way of the legal system and how to weave his way in and out of them.

Speaking of which: has anyone heard anything about him in the last month? He's pretty good at going undercover for long periods of time.
 

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Report: Frost facing fraud charges

TSN.ca Staff
3/24/2007 6:55:56 PM


According to CJBQ radio in Belleville, former NHL agent David Frost is facing a number of charges after a former NHL player's credit card was used to buy gas.

Kingston police say Frost was arrested Friday, released with conditions, and is scheduled to appear in court March 27th.

He's facing charges of fraud, impersonation and breach of probation.

Police say a man tried to pay for nearly $90 in gas using a credit card belonging to Mike Danton.

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