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So there are reports now -- some new evidence that has surfaced in the 2005.
Of a missing Connecticut -- owner George Smith.
Vanished from a Royal Caribbean cruise ship after a long night of partying and celebrating with his bride.
George's wife Jennifer has said that she does not remember any of the events -- that evening.
Including a suppose a fight with her husband and leaving the nightclub there alone.
Meanwhile George Smith's family believes that the cruise line callously downplayed his disappearance as just a -- an accident.
They've also been traumatized by Royal Caribbean actions and their attempts.
To -- this tragedy under the carpet and from the get go portray this tragedy and a false light.
In order to protect their image why did they try to hide -- why did they try to cover this up why -- they work with the Smith family from day one.
Where there was evidence that a likely -- may have been committed on board their ship.
Maureen Smith is the missing man's mother.
-- is his sister they've joined us here today and Mike Jones has been -- famous attorney on this for six years.
Joining this case about a year after it got started.
-- welcome -- -- first of all I know that has been a long time since this has been in the news.
That that you feel that this tape that has surfaced of videotape.
You believe has evidence from a couple of the men.
Shortly after this event happen that you think might point in their direction is having has something to do -- this places them.
Three of the men tell me a little bit about the videotape I might speak on -- -- -- Well what we.
We -- about the tape about a year ago when I was having discussions with Royal Caribbean regarding turn over evidence that they had promised to turn over to us pursuant to a settlement that we reached with Jennifer hagel Smith.
And -- Caribbean and in just a phone discussion I had with the in house council for world craving he mentioned this tape.
And then -- what proceeded to tell me exactly what was on it and what he told me was that basically the Russian men had filmed themselves sitting around a lunch table the afternoon.
Of the morning -- -- had died.
Basically joking and mocking Georgia's death and then at one point one of them stands up and makes a very self incriminating statement.
What does he -- I really can't get into what he said.
And I've been talking with the FBI and.
It was their suggestion on the tape that they watch George have an accident and all over the side or that someone pushed him that there was some kind of -- -- -- one and then taking responsibility for foul play.
We think about that very.
I think it's.
But we're hopeful that this videotape -- conjunction with all the other evidence that we've accumulated -- to this point we'll finally tour wraps.
You feel that that that the cruise ship.
Wanted this to go away that they haven't tried to pursue the kind of charged in this -- businessman.
The cruise lines they don't want and the scandal.
So this and the hand to then scanned or any crime they do their best to make it go way that's what corporations.
Why do you think -- that this is something other then.
A drunken accident as it was portrayed and and and his and his his does his wife Jennifer.
She has she shown an interest in pursuing a criminal charges in this case.
Well to start there's a lot of reasons why we why we believe foul play as involved.
The FBI has actively investigated this and spend millions of dollars -- since.
Very soon after my brother's disappearance and they continue to be interest in the case.
The FBI does not investigate accidents.
Additionally there's also your witness reports have arguing on the boat him.
And of course now there has been a confirmation that Georgia's blood was found in the bad.
Unfortunately -- Jennifer hasn't pursued the case as far as we have she's moved on but.
We continue to fight and we're not going to stop until we get answers and justice for -- So where do where do we go from here -- we and I remember -- evidence of of the blood on the -- Just outside the window of the balcony area cracked my that's correct.
I sit and you make a great point -- it that you FBI still actively involved in this case there's some suggestion now that it would move from the Connecticut FBI to the New York -- Yeah correct every -- had discussions with the FBI's office in New York as we'll see US attorney's office and we are actually trying to move the case from Connecticut to New York.
In the -- that they Connecticut doesn't really have Daniel anymore the targets in this investigation residing in new York and Florida and potentially California.
There's really no -- -- anymore so -- at this point it really makes more sense to get a transfer to New York get a new team investigators on it and get some new energy and.
Man on -- tape a Russian that's correct.
-- if you know where they -- -- guests have ever question them I believe so yes.
It -- any indication for you know how far along they -- this process.
-- everything turns to the events this.
Bosnia we get them information.
They keep it to themselves but we don't mind that because at the end the day.
We're hopeful that their silence will result in arrests and a I mean -- it must be excruciating.
For -- To feel that not only it it that that justice is to be done I would imagine but also that that in some ways your son's name has been.
Coming what you think about that this is what we know -- -- we know.
We -- -- -- I know what I had assists on fine young man and I know what they do their time benedictine.
Happens all the time none of it's true.
-- you know we'll just keep on and Andy and they ounces of coming.
Talking -- it about your brother and about you know how he's been presented in this case and and the cruise line in terms of what your feelings are towards them.
Well it it's clear from the beginning that Royal Caribbean tried to cover up what happens my brother on that ship.
And we're just hopeful that the answers are coming.
My brother was loved by everyone knew him he was a lot of fun.
You know he was having fun and that -- like everyone else that he didn't deserve to be murder and he didn't deserve first time to be covered up.
I'm very sorry for your loss in your family and for all the questions that you still have unanswered and I hope you get answers to those questions and that.
It will shed light on what really happened that night Mike thank you very -- keep us posted.
You well thank you and it's good to have you here --
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