Attorneys of the Month for January thru March 5th, 2018.


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The following Georgia attorneys were disciplined and/or disbarred for the month Of March, 2018:

March 5, 2018
S18Y0348. IN THE MATTER OF SAM LOUIS LEVINE

Sam L. Levine
S18Y0350. IN THE MATTER OF CHRISTOPHER AARON CORLEY
S18Y0383. IN THE MATTER OF ANDRE KEITH SANDERS
S18Y0559. IN THE MATTER OF WALTER LINTON MOORE

Februry 19, 2018:
S18Y0315. IN THE MATTER OF NATALIE DAWN MAYS
S18Y0434. IN THE MATTER OF CHERYL JOYCE BRAZIEL
S18Y0511. IN THE MATTER OF DONALD EDWARD SMART

February 5, 2018:
S18Y0484. IN THE MATTER OF ADAM LORENZO SMITH

Adam L. Smith

January 29, 2018:
S17Y1329. IN THE MATTER OF RICKY W. MORRIS, JR.
S17Y1918. IN THE MATTER OF CLARENCE R. JOHNSON, JR.
S17Y2016. IN THE MATTER OF CAMERON SHAHAB
S18Y0142. IN THE MATTER OF ROBERT JUTZI HOWELL
S18Y0256. IN THE MATTER OF LARRY BUSH HILL
S18Y0264. IN THE MATTER OF CHRISTOPHER MARK MILLER
S18Y0269. IN THE MATTER OF…

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Project Veritas Reporter Ashley Edwards: Criminal Investigation Sought into Sanders Campaign for Collusion During a Federal Election With a Foreign Entity


Criminal Investigation Sought into Sanders Campaign for Collusion During a Federal Election With a Foreign Entity
https://www.projectveritasaction.com/2018/03/08/criminal-investigation-sought-into-sanders-campaign-for-collusion-during-a-federal-election-with-a-foreign-entity/
By Ashley Edwards March 8, 2018 in Top Stories / Press Releases / Bernie Sanders

Charges Raised Against Sanders Campaign Are Similar to Charges in “Russian Collusion” Scandal
Former Speaker of the NH House of Representatives William O’Brien is Also Asking for an Investigation*
Charges Come in Wake of Sanders Campaign Paying FEC Fine for Accepting “Prohibited Foreign Contributions” as Exposed by Project Veritas Action Fund

(New York) Project Veritas Action Fund has requested a criminal investigation by the US Department of Justice into the Bernie Sanders 2016 presidential campaign to determine if the Sanders campaign and the Australian Labor Party conspired to “defraud the U.S. government” and allowed “foreign national interference with U.S. elections.”

The request for an investigation of the Sanders campaign and the Australian Labor Party is based on the belief that there was a “conspiracy to defraud the United States government,” as well as the likelihood of “false statements to the United States government.”

Project Veritas Action Fund’s legal counsel and author of the complaint Benjamin Barr compared the findings to the popular Russian Collusion scandal:

“Given the unusual breadth and depth of likely foreign involvement in America’s 2016 presidential election, we request a thorough criminal investigation of the matters described herein.

Barr goes on to point out that like this complaint about 13 foreign nationals assisting one federal campaign the Grand Jury in Washington DC recently indicted 13 Russians for interfering in a Federal election.*

Additionally, the former Speaker of the New Hampshire House of Representatives William O’Brien is sending a letter to the DOJ’s Public Integrity Section as well as the U.S. Attorney’s office in Concord, New Hampshire asking for an investigation. In his letter, the former Speaker requests an investigation into “additional potential criminal violations stemming from an apparent conspiracy to defraud the U.S. government.”

According to the Federal Election Campaign Act (FECA) as quoted in O’Brien’s letter: “[p]ersons who knowingly and willfully engage in these activities may be subject to an FEC enforcement action, criminal prosecution or both.”

This comes in the wake of the Sanders Campaign agreeing to pay a civil penalty of $14,500 to the Federal Election Commission for accepting “prohibited foreign contributions,” although the campaign agreed to do so “without admitting liability.”

This fine was a result of an initial complaint filed by O’Brien, citing Project Veritas Action Fund’s hidden-camera videos from 2016 which exposed Australian nationals who were sent by the Australian Labor Party and financed by the Australian Labor Party to assist the the Sanders Presidential campaign.

The Project Veritas Action Fund 2016 videos that exposed the foreign collusion with the Sanders campaign initially got very little coverage from the mainstream media in the US, but were widely covered by the Australian Media.

“Since CNN’s Van Jones thinks the Russian collusion story is a ‘nothing burger,’ here’s a JUICY story about a probable violation of the Foreign Agents Registration Act, a potential conspiracy and foreign collusion in support of a Presidential candidate that Van Jones can really sink his teeth into,” said Project Veritas Action Fund’s founder and President James O’Keefe.

* See, e.g., Grand Jury Indicts Thirteen Russian Individuals and Three Russian Companies for Scheme to Interfere in the United States Political System, Department of Justice, Feb. 16, 2018, available at: https://www.justice.gov/opa/pr/grand- jury-indicts-thirteen-russian-individuals-and-three-russian-companies-scheme-interfere/

From Our Friends @ LivingLies Weblog: Wells Fargo “Lending” Securities It Didn’t Own



Wells Fargo “Lending” Securities It Didn’t Own
Posted on March 28, 2018 by Neil Garfield
https://livinglies.wordpress.com/2018/03/28/wells-fargo-lending-securities-it-didnt-own/

Translation: WFB was the “custodian” of alleged “mortgage-backed” certificates issued for the benefit of investors who paid billions of dollars for ownership of the certificates. WFB “Loaned” those alleged securities to brokers. The brokers in exchange provided “collateral” the proceeds of which were reinvested by WFB. In short, WFB was laundering the investors money for the sole benefit of WFB and not for the investors who owned the certificates and certainly to the detriment of the brokers and their buyers of derivative instruments based upon the loan of the securities.

This case reveals the flowering of multiple levels arising from false claims of securitization. First WFB issues certificates from a fictitious trust that owns nothing. Then it keeps both the money paid for those certificates and it keeps the certificates as well. On Wall Street this practice is called holding securities in “street name.” Then WFB engages in trading on securities it doesn’t own, but which are worthless anyway because the certificates only represent a promise from the REMIC trusts that exists only on paper.

It is all based upon outright lies. And that is why the banks get nervous when the issue of ownership of a debt, security or derivative becomes an issue in litigation. In this case the bank represented the trades as ownership or derivative ownership of “high grade money market instruments” such as “commercial paper or bank time deposits and CDs.”

None of it was true. WFB simply says that it thought that the “instruments” were safe. The lawsuit referred to in the linked article says they knew exactly what they were doing and didn’t care whether the instruments were safe or not. If the attorneys dig deeper they will find that the certificates’ promise to pay was not issued by an actual entity, that certificates were never mortgage-backed, and that WFB set it up so when there were losses it would not fall on WFB even though WFB was using the named trust basically as a fictitious name under which it operated.

So I continue to inquire: why does any court accept any document from WFB as presumptively valid? Why not require the actual proof?

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see WFB Securities Lending Scheme

The investments by WFB went into “mortgage backed assets.” Really? So let’s see how that works. First they create the certificates and sell them to investors even though neither the investors nor the trust have any interest in mortgage assets. Then they “loan” the same certificates to brokers, who provide collateral to WFB so that WFB can “reinvest” investor money using commingled investor money from a variety of sources.

Then derivatives on derivatives are sold as private contracts or insurance policies in which when the nonexistent trust assets are declared by WFB to have failed, in which WFB collects all the proceeds. The investors from all layers are screwed. And borrowers, as was originally planned, are screwed.

The lender to the borrower in the real world (where money is exchanged) are be the investors whose money was in the dynamic dark pool when the loan of money occurred. But the investors have no proof of ownership of the debt because of the false documents created by the “underwriter” bank. The money from the second tier of investors is used to “purchase” the certificates WFB is “printing”. And then derivatives and hybrid derivatives and synthetic derivatives are sold multiplying the effect of every certificate issued. Such has the control over currency shifted from central banks who control around $8 trillion of fiat currency to the TBTF banks who boast a shadow banking market of $1 quadrillion ($1,000,000,000,000,000.00).

This every loan and every certificate is multiplied in the shadow banking market and converted into real money in the real world. Based upon prior securities analysis and review of disclosures from the publicly held banks it thus became possible for a “bank” to receive as much as $4.2 million on a $0.1 Million loan (i..e, $100,000). But in order to maintain the farce they must foreclose and not settle which will devalue the derivatives.

Then having done all that through control of a dynamic dark pool of investor money they must of course create the illusion of a robust lending market. True this particular case involves a business acquired when WFB acquired Wachovia. But WFB acquired Wachovia because it was the actual party in control of a false securitization scheme in which Wachovia acted primarily as originator and not lender.

WFB barely cares about the interest rate because they know the loans that are being approved won’t last anyway. But its trading desk secures extra profits by selling loans with a high interest rate, as though the loans had a low interest rate thereby guaranteeing two things: (1) guaranteed defaults that WFB can insure and (2) buying low (with investor money) and selling high (to investors).

All of which brings us back to the same point I raised when I first wrote (circa 2007) about the systemic fraud in securitization not as an idea, but in the way it had been put into practice. Using established doctrines in tax litigation there are two doctrines that easily clear up the intentional obfuscation by the banks: (1) The single transaction doctrine and (2) the step transaction doctrine. Yes it is that simple. If the investors didn’t part with their money then the loan of money would have never reached the desk of the closing agent. If the homeowners had not been similarly duped as to who and what was being done, they would never have signed on the dotted line.

To assume otherwise would be the same as assuming that borrowers were looking for a way to waste money on non-deductible down payments, improvements and furniture in exchange for a monthly payment that everyone knew they couldn’t afford.

Pending Elder Abuse Charges Against a Recently Disbarred Cobb County Attorney Rich Merritt



Pending Elder Abuse Charges Against a Recently Disbarred Cobb County Attorney
https://www.georgiacriminallawyer.com/pending-elder-abuse-charges-against-a-recently-disbarred-cobb-county-attorney
Posted by Richard Lawson | Feb 03, 2018

Cobb County attorney, Richard Merritt, was disbarred this last week after admitting to pocketing $75,000 of his client’s settlement suit. He was arrested later in the week on separate charges including felony elder abuse, theft, exploitation, and check fraud.

Breaching the trust of a client is behavior we cannot condone, and as lawyers, we are disgusted by Mr. Merritt’s behavior.

The Cobb County Sheriff’s Office and the Smyrna Police Department have not released any further information regarding his most recent charges, except that Merritt is being held for the Fayette County Sheriff’s Office where they received a bench warrant for an “indirect criminal attempt.”

The theft, exploitation, and check fraud charges seem reasonably straightforward, especially considering the fact that Merritt is currently the subject of multiple civil suits in Cobb County filed by his clients. His clients are claiming that he allegedly forged signatures, names, agreed to handle cases but never pursued action, failed to disburse funds, and failed to render an accounting of money.

But what about the felony elder abuse charge?

The Georgia Code defines elder abuse as: “The abuse, neglect, or exploitation of any disabled adult or elder person shall be unlawful.” O.C.G.A. §30-5-8.

Elder people tend to be abused or neglected due to their lack of ability to take care of themselves and sometimes mental incapacities. The state of Georgia also protects the elderly from neglect. Neglect is not giving proper care or ignoring a person’s needs, where abuse is cruelly treating a person either physically or mentally.

The Georgia Code defines neglect to an elder person as: “A guardian or other person supervising the welfare of or having immediate charge, control, or custody of a disabled adult, elder person, or resident commits the offense of neglect to a disabled adult, elder person, or resident when the person willfully deprives them of health care, shelter, or necessary sustenance to the extent that the health or well-being of such person is jeopardized.” O.C.G.A. §16-5-101.

A conviction for either elder abuse or neglect to an elder person in Georgia is considered a felony conviction. The convicted person is looking at anywhere from one to twenty years in prison and fines up to $50,000. Another interesting penalty is for someone who knows of the abuse but fails to report it to a state agency. This failure to report abuse or neglect carries a misdemeanor charge and can result in up to twelve months of imprisonment and fines.

Contact us: If you or a loved one has received an elder abuse or a neglect to an elder person charge in Georgia, the time to contact a Georgia Criminal Defense Attorney is now.

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One thing to keep in mind about Rich Merritt is that at one time he was a prosecutor for the Georgia Attorney General’s Office in Fulton County, Georgia. You most likely will not find that in any of the online articles. I wonder why?…

Trump to Second Amendment: Drop Dead — Freedom Is Just Another Word…


Trump Drops the Gloves and Becomes the “Gun-Grabber-in Chief” Lewis G. Carroll said it first: “First the execution; then the trial.” On Wednesday, Donald Trump echoed that sentiment when he said: “Take the guns first; go through due process later.” Well, that’s not exactly the way due process is supposed to work. But Trump made […]

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WTF Did Trump Just Say? —


Originally posted on Articles and Short Stories for the Discerning Martial Citizen: BETRAYAL: Trump Says Government Should ‘Take The Guns First, Go Through Due Process Second’ ? On Wednesday, President Trump met with Congressional Democrats and Republicans to discuss measures to bolster student security in the aftermath of the Parkland, Florida massacre. There, Trump proceeded…

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Trump Announces He Will Unconstitutionally By Pass State Sovereignty To Confiscate Guns Using Jeff Session’s Illegal Asset Forfeiture Rule — Political Vel Craft


Donald Trump suggested actively [violating State sovereignty by] confiscating some people’s guns with no [Constitutional] due process and made a host of other random [unconstitutional] pronouncements during a wild, freewheeling meeting with members of Congress on Wednesday in which the president’s eagerness to appear “tough” in the wake of the Parkland shooting—as well as his […]

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Trump Announces the End of Constitutional Law and Americans are Being Played – to Death. — THE GOVERNMENT RAG BLOG


It is not enough the global banking cartel/parasite attached itself to the United States lifeblood in 1913; after which began the sucking and funneling – a surreptitious theft and transfer of the wealth of gullible Americans. The high-trust, peaceful, middle class American was deliberate targeted for slavery. Not the slavery of shackled labor, but rather […]

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(HOW MANY FRIENDS?) – BIZARRE VIDEO: DAVID HOGG SAYS SISTER LOST 4 FRIENDS, THEN 2…THEN 3? — tomfernandez28’s Blog


Independent journalist kicked off Facebook for sharing video HE HAD TOO MANY TIDE PODS THAT DAY Jamie White | Infowars.com – FEBRUARY 27, 2018 Video shared on social media shows anti-gun activist David Hogg reporting three different accounts on the deaths of his sister’s friends. Here is the video that got @LauraLoomer banned on @facebook […]

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Idaho Bill To Nullify Unconstitutional NDAA Indefinite Detention And All Other Federal Acts — Political Vel Craft


BOISE, Idaho (Feb. 1, 2018) – A bill introduced in the Idaho House would set the foundation to nullify indefinite detention under the National Defense Authorization Act of 2012 (NDAA) or any other federal act. The House of Delegates State Affairs Committee Committee introduced House Bill 473 (H473) on Jan. 31. Titled the Restoring Constitutional Governance […]

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