Kurt Sonnenfeld (born 12/18/1962) is an American granted political asylum in Argentina after he convinced the president of Argentina and other high ranking officials of the conspiracy theory that there had to have been foreknowledge of the 9/11 attacks because, among other things, the massive gold vaults at World Trade Center 6 had already been opened and emptied of their contents before the attack. Sonnenfeld had been employed as a videographer for the U.S. Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) and had unusual authority to document the rubble scene at the World Trade Center site immediately after the September 11 attacks in New York in 2001. He made a total of 29 videos but did not turn all of them over to FEMA. On New Year’s Eve 2001, at his Colorado home, Sonnenfeld’s wife Nancy died of a point blank gunshot to the head and Sonnenfeld was arrested for her murder. In 2002 the murder charges were dropped for lack of evidence but the prosecutor reserved the right to refile the charges. Sonnenfeld departed for Argentina soon thereafter, had his 9/11 videos sent to Argentina along with his personal belongings, remarried to an Argentine and had children. After a voluntary visit to the US embassy in Buenos Aires to secure a visa for his new wife, the US federal government made the first of numerous attempts to extradite him back to the US for the 2001 murder of his wife Nancy, notwithstanding the Colorado court’s decision not to prosecute him for the murder. The Argentine government cited its opposition to the death penalty in its denial of the extradition requests. Sonnenfeld insists that the US government is using the death of his wife Nancy to get at him for not handing over all the videos, which he has stated prove that the official 9/11 narrative of a surprise attack is false. He has spoken with former US president George Bush numerous times about this.
On May 8, 2009, Kurt Sonnenfeld published El Perseguido (The Persecuted), at the 35th Annual Buenos Aires Book Fair in Argentina. In the book, he describes the reasons for his skepticism of the official account of 9/11. In particular, the empty gold vaults at World Trade Center 6 and the symmetric rubble pile at World Trade Center 7. In November 2012, New Horizon Press published, “The Spin Doctor: Hero or Cold-Blooded Killer?,” by Denver Post Staff Writer Kirk Mitchell, which disputes Sonnenfeld’s claims about the 9/11 terrorist attack on the World Trade Center.