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Jacob Vanderfield

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Jacob Vanderfield
Hanso Foundation Board of Director

Jacob Vanderfield is a member of the Board of Directors on the Hanso Foundation, from the storyline of the game The Lost Experience.

He was sentenced to four years for taking bribes from a Chinese cigarette smuggling syndicate. He served only six months of the sentence, and according to Persephone did it at a "federal country club" (probably a minimum security prison). Persephone speculates that Peter Thompson may have helped Vanderfield get out of prison early. Thompson was, at the time, the attorney for Vanderfield's fellow board member, Lawrence Peck.


On May 24th, the password inmate asylum opened a hidden flash on website. Persephone messages accompanied the images.

These guys know a thing or two about the betterment of society...
check this...

(The shot moves to show a window)

Houston 05-24-1986

Cop audio: Jacob Vanderfield, this is the FBI.

(The window smashes, and fragments are documents. Clicking on them show images of Vanderfield and Peck being arrested. Under Vanderfield it says:)

Check Vanderfield out: he was sentenced to four years for taking bribes from a Chinese cigarette smuggling syndicate.

(A bench chart sheet then shows Vanderfield and Peck's charges and sentences. Vanderfield's shows charges of "fraud - perjury" and a sentence of "2 x 2 years")

But just a couple of months later..

(More broken glass documents can be accessed. One shows Vanderfield)

Vanderfield wound up serving only six months in a federal country club...Maybe Peter Thompson was his attorney?

Inmate asylum
The opening sequence of documents
Vanderfield TLE
Vanderfield being arrested
Vanderfield peck TLE
Vanderfield and Peck's sentences
Inmate asylum2
Second sequence of documents
Vanderfield TLE2
Vanderfield being released


  • The makers of the Lost Experience were limited with regards to images for the Persephone hack involving Vanderfield, as the image from the Hanso website had been originally taken from stock. This is why the image of Vanderfield in the hack appears blurred as it was likely doctored.

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