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Goldman Sachs racketeering can roil Trumps SEC nominee

Picking of Goldman Sachs crony of law firm Sullivan & Cromwell, to head SEC, is a akin to Nitti running the DoJ. The MNAT law firm, in Delaware, and Sullivan & Cromwell of NY, are Goldman Sachs firms who colluded, in an Obstructive, racketeering manner, to do frauds on the courts to assure RICO success of Goldman Sachs fleecing victims of eToys initial public offering ("IPO") for a billion dollars.

FULL Disclosure: I'm Laser Steven Haas, the Delaware Bankruptcy Court approved fiduciary to control the eToys case (via my company "CLI"). When I turned down and reported a bribe offer from MNAT and Paul Traub, seeking to beguile me to betray my clients, I became the whistleblower in eToys case.

Then the eToys court approved Creditor's counsel of Paul Traub and eToys Debtor's counsel of MNAT - retaliated upon me - which has been aided & abetted by Sullivan & Cromwell's law firm obstruction of justice.

New York Times article on Goldman Sachs eToys fraud

See the New York Times March 2013 article about Goldman Sachs taking eToys public and rigging $600 million to go somewhere else, other than eToys "Rigging the {eToys} IPO Game"

To assure the schemes & artifices to defraud, aided by system of justice cover ups, fully worked, the stlwarts owned a U.S. Attorney (Colm Connolly); and when we reported this to the Public Corruption Task Force, it was shut down and career fed agents threatened (see Los Angeles Times "Shake-up roils federal prosecutors".

Sullivan & Cromwell was required by NY Law and the BAR, to inform the NY State & Federal Courts about MNAT's lies under oath and duplicity in eToys cases frauds (especially of MNAT hand pick of Paul Traub to sue Goldman Sachs).

Notably, ABA Model Rule 8.3 (adopted, permanently, by the New York State Bar, in 2008) and correlates prior and since, under the New York Unified Court System Rules of Professional Conduct - where lawyers must report knowing of their partner’s misconduct/unfitness to be an attorney (see the BAR’s DR 1-103(A)).

Goldman Sachs sued Goldman Sachs

MNAT nominated Paul Traub to sue Goldman Sachs, doing so whilst MNAT was benefiting from its lies under oath, concealing the fact of MNAT"s simultaneous representation of Goldman Sachs (in the Finvoa case DE Bankr. 01-705); and the Delaware Bankruptcy Court approved

Hence, Goldman Sachs law firm of MNAT handpicked a fraudster to sue Goldman Sachs; and eToys lost a billion dollar litigation when Traub settled case of Sachs suing Sacks, for a paltry $7.5 million.

Sullivan & Cromwell Attorney (Jeremy Bates) points out MNAT fraud

This one is really funny. Sullivan & Cromwell thought they were slick in picking an environmental attorney to handle the case of eToys v Goldman Sachs, in New York Supreme Court; but Jeremy Bates did not get instructions to sit idle by.

Instead, Sullivan & Cromwell's attorney, Bates, worked with me to point out the eToys frauds; and Jeremy ferreted out the proof of MNAT's deceit, in eToys (while MNAT was still benefiting from Perjury), by MNAT seeking the Destruction of eToys Books & Records http://petters-fraud.com/ChiefMFW_Order_Destruction_byBATES_SnC_300.pdf

MNAT, concealed Goldman Sachs relationship to become Laser and eToys counsel

This is MNAT's orginial eToys Bankruptcy Rule 2014 Affidavit per Section 327(a) Application Professional Person that (less than totally candid) mentions 'The Learning Company'; but fails to mention Goldman Sachs. http://petters-fraud.com/etys_131_mnat_etoys_case_original_app_section327_rule2014.pdf

Goldman Sachs corruptionof U.S. Attorney Colm Connolly

In essence, Goldman Sachs sued Goldman Sachs, in eToys v Goldman Sachs - and eToys lost a billion dollars; which has not ben prosecuted due to DoJ cover ups of U.S. Attorney Colm Connoly being a partner of MNAT (Colm pic above).

We can now prove Colm Connolly was a partner of MNAT, from 1999, until August 2001; and that Connolly then became the Delaware United States Attorney over the very cases in question (please see Dept. of Justice Office of Legal Policy resume for Colm Connolly http://www.justice.gov/archive/olp/colmconnollyresume.htm

After I reported finding out Colm Connolly was a corrupt U.S. Attorney

Then the Public Corruption Task Force - was shut down - and career federal prosecutors threatened to silence


Asked about the recent dismantling of a high-profile unit in the U.S. attorney's office in Los Angeles that specialized in public corruption cases, an office spokesman provided what some saw as a curious justification:

Eliminating the public integrity and environmental crimes section, spokesman Thom Mrozek said, would actually enhance the effort to prosecute such cases.

He explained that the unit's 17 lawyers would be farmed out to other sections in the office and that those types of cases would now be handled by a larger pool of attorneys, instead of by a select few.

But in interviews with The Times, several members of the disbanded unit challenged that explanation, saying the move was intended to punish lawyers for a perceived failure to produce and for bad-mouthing their boss, U.S. Atty. Thomas P. O'Brien.

Former USAG Ashcrofts remarked on US. Trustee collusion with corrupt bankruptcy judges.

Writing these accusations, Ashcroft is quoted by Knize, specifically remarking:

"Bankruptcy court corruption is not just a matter of bankruptcy trustees in collusion with corrupt bankruptcy judges. The corruption is supported, and justice hindered by high ranking officials in the United States Trustee Program. The corruption has advanced to punishing any and all who mention the criminal acts of trustees and organized crime operating through the United States Bankruptcy Courts. As though greed is not enough, the trustees, in collusion with others, intentionally go forth to destroy lives. Exemptions provided by law are denied debtors. Cases are intentionally, and unreasonably kept open for years. Parties in cases are sanctioned to discourage them from pursuing justice. Contempt of court powers are misused to coerce litigants into agreeing with extortion demands. This does not ensure integrity and restore public confidence. The American public, victimized and held hostage by bankruptcy court corruption, have no where to turn."

Please Take NOTE: - the eToys Bankruptcy Court abused discretion by refusing to disqualify MNAT vis-a-vis the court's Published OPINION of October 4, 2005; which stated it was too late to disqualify MNAT, due to the fact the eToys case was over, in 2005 (as a matter of fact, our eToys case did not close until 2015- after the corruption settled the eToys NY Supreme Court case in 2013).

MNAT confessed its failure to disclose; and was sanctioned for it in 2005; but was not prosecuted due to corruption (See eToys Chief Justice MFW Opinion of October 4, 2005; which stipulates MNAT had an "actual" conflict of interest that did "harm" eToys

While benefitng from its acts of perjury and deceit of parties of interest, MNAT nominated an organized criminal (Paul Traub) to be the one to prosecute Goldman Sachs in the NY Supreme Court case 60185/2002. (see my recent letter to 8 judges about the fact Mr. Traub was simultaneous "control" partner of Tom Petters Ponzi and international imposter fraudster attorney Marc Dreier

No main media has EVER reported on the following facts

Romney & Sachs The Learning Co. defraud on Mattel
That MNAT handled the merger of Learning with El Segundo Mattel - in Delaware
Or that Colm Connolly quit being Asst. US Attorney to be partners with MNAT
And that all of such, plus Kay Bee, eToys and I, are Romney's "retroactive" secrets.

Nor has any msm reported on Ashcroft's remarks about victims having no where to turn.



This item is real quaint. In the footnotes, the US TRustee goes out of the way to point out it did not make a Motion against MNAT


If Goldman Sachs is able to pull this stunt off, by getting Trump to nominate GSachs crony law firm, of Sullivan & Cromwell's, associate, to be head of the S.E.C., it is akin to Frank Nitti running the Department of Justice;which - most assuredly - would meaan neither the DoJ or any other part of the systems of justice would never - even investigate - much less prosecute, Goldman Sachs, Sullivan Cromwell, or MNAT, for RICO or frauds.

Goldman Sachs & Sullivan Cromwell, could go down for RICO

That is, if there were any decent, public servants, who would do their dang job. For a decade plus, now, the DoJ & SEC have been burying the case of Bain Capital & Goldman Sachs partnership in the frauds of The Learning Company, eToys and Fingerhut; which includes the shut down of the Public Corruption Task Force and a dead brother (Marty Lackner) of Minnesota Assistant United States Attorney James Lackner (who, purportedly, presided over the Criminal Division overseeing the Tom Petters Ponzi scandal_.

Sullivan & Cromwell's Walter Clayton has been nominated, by Trump, to head the S.E.C.; and it is a fact Clayton is a former Goldman Sachs guy, and his wife is still at Goldman Sachs.

Therefore, any chance to bring Goldman Sachs and Sullivan & Cromwell, to justice, for eToys frauds - is Kaput!

In 1997, Goldman Sachs partnered with Bain Capital, to get involved with The Learning Company (general info - HERE); and then the MNAT law firm handled the merger of The Learning Company with Mattel, in 1999; which resulted in, near instant, catastrophic losses, for Mattel investors, in the billions of dollars. (Please see my previous story at DailyKos, on the subject, in 2012 http://www.dailykos.com/story/2012/4/4/1080722/-Bain-Pain-s-The-Learning-Company-In-1-Year-Mattel-Lost-3-Billion )

Here's the Wikipedia link (here) = that states;

Mattel purchased the company in 1999 for $3.8 billion from entrepreneur Kevin O'Leary, renaming it "Mattel Interactive", in what has been called one of the worst acquisitions in corporate history. Mattel sold Learning Co. to Gores Technology Group, receiving $27.3 million for the unit.

Stanford listed The Learning Company deal with Mattel, as one of the worst corporate mergers, of all time;

Mattel Inc. on Thursday closed the books on what has been called one of the worst acquisitions in corporate history, announcing a $122-million settlement with shareholders over its ill-fated purchase of Learning Co. --
Mattel bought the software company in 1999 for about $3.5 billion, a price that many observers considered too steep. As the unit began to bleed money, ultimately costing Mattel more than $1 million a day, the company's stock began to crumble, eventually falling more than 65%.

NOBODY has ever reported on the fact of Mitt Romney owning The Learning Company
(chances are, this is because, prior to the 2003 Governorship - no one knew who Mitt was)

Also in 1999, Goldman Sachs took eToys public; and then did a pump-n-dump, stock fraud "Spinning" scheme for $600 million.

Please see New York Times March 2013 article, by Joe Nocera "Rigging the IPO Game" - stating....

The plaintiffs charge that Goldman Sachs had a fiduciary duty to maximize eToys’ take from the I.P.O. Instead, Goldman purposely set an artificially low price, so that its real clients, the institutional investors clamoring for the stock, could pocket that first-day run-up. According to the suit, Goldman then demanded that some of those easy profits be kicked back to the firm. Part of their evidence for the calculated underpricing of eToys, according to the plaintiffs’ complaint, was that Lawton Fitt, the Goldman executive who headed the underwriting team and was thus best positioned to gauge the market demand, actually made a bet with several of her colleagues that the price would hit $80 at the opening. (Through a Goldman Sachs spokesman, Fitt declined to comment. Goldman denies that it did anything wrong, about which more shortly.)


Goldman carefully calculated the first-day gains reaped by its investment clients. After compiling the numbers in something it called a trade-up report, the Goldman sales force would call on clients, show them how much they had made from Goldman’s I.P.O.’s and demand that they reward Goldman with increased business. It was not unusual for Goldman sales representatives to ask that 30 to 50 percent of the first-day profits be returned to Goldman via commissions, according to depositions given in the case.

“What specifically do you recall” your Goldman broker wanting, asked one of the plaintiffs’ lawyers in a deposition with an investor named Andrew Hale Siegal.

“You made $50,000, how about $25,000 back?” came the answer. “You know, you made a killing.”

Sachs & Bain lawyer arranged to be corrupt U.S. Attorney

To make sure no one would be prosecuted for the racketeering crimes (including bankruptcy fraud, scheme to fix fees, retaliation against victim/witness, mail/wire fraud, bribery and perjury) the culprits arranged for an MNAT law firm partner (Colm Connolly) to become the U.S. Attorney, over the very cases in question.

I'm the eToys top dog who was usurped after I turned down their bribery offer and was taken out by lies under oath, venal deals by/of federal officials, cronyism, cover ups and other acts of racketeering and corruption (see Wall Street Journal article July 2005, "eToys investors claim conflict of interest at law firm".

Before they succeeded in the schemes & artifices to replace me, with a Bain Capital crony (Barry Gold), we had authorized the lawsuit of eToys v Goldman Sachs, in New York Supreme Court (case 601805/2002) which is the one NYT reporter, Joe Nocera, mentions, in his "Rigging the IPO Game" article.

The case of eToys (renamed ebc1, once Bain Capital/Kay Bee stole our eToys) versus Goldman Sachs, was settled by the law firm lying under oath to conceal the fact MNAT (Goldman Sachs lawyer) nominating Paul Traub (a partner of Tom Petters Ponzi and NY fraudster lawyer Marc Dreier) to sue Goldman Sachs, was - in essence - Goldman Sachs suing Goldman Sachs.

Instead of settling for $600 million, to 1 billion (if they hadn't took me out of control, fraudulently) - the parties settled the case for $7.5 million; and Sullivan & Cromwell was in on the frauds.

The proof of the crimes - are ALL - public docket records (but who will do the investigation and prosecution, now that Trump has picked those guilty, to be the ones in charge of the watchdog agency).


Saddam's daughter CNN interview about Trump

No words on how surreal a way, to begin, 2017


Big BAD News Christie & Trump

Take a step back Bridge-gate - just put together some facts that Chris Chistie, while U.S. Attorney, did a $50 million Deferred Prosecution Agreement with USAG (retired) John Ashcroft ______(reported on this ....years ago).

Now found out Christie's relative got a pass (no mention)


And big story immenent about Trump's sister being a 3rd Circuit Judge (3rd Circuit presides over Delaware, Pennsylvania and New Jersey issues).

Please Take NOTE: Big things ....such as head from Office of Professional Responsibility (OPR)..a Rove pal, making sure unjust prosecutors get away with chicanery (and, as a judge, nixing $10 million a guy won from an Atlantic City casino)

Reports indicate OPR person/ Judge ..clerked for Trumps sister.


As promised, here's one of the items of dirt on a dynamic related to Trump's sister (as 3rd Circuit Judge) who had a clerk (Hillman) with a screaming crony/ corrupt history.

As attorney, journalist (and former Clinton campaign guy) Andrew Kreig points out, via his Justice Integrity Project ....

Judge Noel Hillman denied world fqmous Poker Pro (Phil Ivey) a chance to keep his $9.7 million winnings from Borgata Casino.

The less than honorable has quite a bias history ...including being friends with Rove to use DoJ to wipe out politico opponents (such as Governor Siegelman)

Very good read ...if you so care


Romney the Racketeer may become Secratary of State?

If everyone knew Mitt - like I know Mitt - the only thing Romney would be considered for, is an indictment.

Mitt Romney and I are, dang near, mortal enemies. We can prove he has devoured companies, like our eToys, for billions of dollars; and he got away with it, due to the fact, he owned the United States Attorney, Colm Connolly.

There's more than 169 different outlets throughout the Web, including WSJ, Rolling Stone, NY Times, Reuters, and many, many, more - who tell a piece of our eToys puzzles. So, you can imagine my dismay, to hear Mitt (the Pits) Romney, is top pick, by Donald Trump, for Secretary of State.

These pic/charts tell you almost everything you need to know, about Mitt - who is a Racketeer. One of things, guys like Matt Taibbi missed (cancelling our conference call) for his "Greed and Debt: The True Story of Mitt Romney and Bain Capital", is the fact the Rolling Stone cover story, told a "true" story - but only 1/10th of the "whole" story.

Thousands lost billions, people are dead; and Mitt, the Racketeer, owned United States Attorney, Colm Connolly (who, was a MNAT {Bain Capital law firm} partner, from 1999, until August 2001 - which just so happens to be the same exact time Mitt Romney "claims" to be "retroactively" retired, from his Organized Crimes era of time).

By the way, what ever happened to the MoveOn.org case presented, against Mitt Romney, for lying under oath, about when he was no longer involved, in Bain Capital, in any way, whatsoever?


And for thee who has ears to hear and eyes to see, this is the stake through the heart, of Mitt Rob-you&me



Former USAG Ashcroft Remarks on Fed Judge/US Trustee, Corruption

Finally, after years of arguments, the remarks of former United States Attorney General, John Ashcroft, about federal bankruptcy judges, being in collusion with high ranking members of the program of U.S. Trustee's, has (now) been archived at the U.S. Courts.gov website.

pic by AP, story, on Chris Christie

TESTIMONY OF Francis C. P. Knize. 203 544 9603 Public ...
testimony of francis c. p. knize. 203 544 9603 public comment on rules governing judicial conduct a nd disability proceedings undertaken pursuant to ...

1 PUBLIC HEARING - uscourts.gov
18 FRANCIS C.P. KNIZE 19 20 ***** 21 22 23 24 25 Proceedings ... 4 undertaken pursuant to 28 U.S.C. Section 351-364. We have 5 three witnesses ...



It can also be found at my Petters-Fraud.com website.

Significantly, the former USAG (purportedly penning this to the Hague Global Forum on corruption) is quoted by Francis C.P. Knize, as stating, to the:

Public comment on Rules Governing Judicial Conduct, as part of the Government in Sunshine Act - that the former USAG’s remarks were cited/quoted, by Francis C. P. Knize, during the July 2007 public hearings on RULES GOVERNING JUDICIAL CONDUCT, Pursuant to 28 U.S.C. §§ 351-364, as part of the open discussions of the Government in Sunshine Act (Pub. L. 94-409), Doc. E7-14268 that was Filed 7-20-07; 8:45 a.m.


"Bankruptcy court corruption is not just a matter of bankruptcy trustees in collusion with corrupt bankruptcy judges. The corruption is supported, and justice hindered by high ranking officials in the United States Trustee Program. The corruption has advanced to punishing any and all who mention the criminal acts of trustees and organized crime operating through the United States Bankruptcy Courts. As though greed is not enough, the trustees, in collusion with others, intentionally go forth to destroy lives. Exemptions provided by law are denied debtors. Cases are intentionally, and unreasonably kept open for years. Parties in cases are sanctioned to discourage them from pursuing justice. Contempt of court powers are misused to coerce litigants into agreeing with extortion demands. This does not ensure integrity and restore public confidence. The American public, victimized and held hostage by bankruptcy court corruption, have no where to turn."

Upon information and belief, these remarks were redacted, once former New Jersey U.S. Attorney, Chris Christie, provided John Ashcroft (and another stalwart, Debra Yang) with a $50 million - NO BID - Deferred Prosecution Agreement.

In the past, there are those being petty, snide and cruel, who assailed these facts in our eToys saga, to the point of actually defending Romney, whilst accussing me of making stuff up.

Hopefully, this posting by U.S. Courts.gov - properly quashes the bogus premise.

The more significant and nationally important issue remains, of the fact corruption is aiding & abetting Wall Street fraud racketeers; and - apparently - there's not a damn thing anyone of U.S., can do about that.

We can't - EVER - have a paradigm of federal agents, being able to hand "Deferred Prosecution Agreements", to fellow prosecutors, other fed agents, or their friends.

Hopefully, I'm not the only one to see this is a recipe, for disaster.

Surely, everyone else knows, what we use to call it, when Fed prosecutors would get millions, to defer a prosecution!

Pres Elect Trump Meeting Romney

According to (damn near everybody) President Elect Donald Trump is meeting with Mitt Romney. There's much speculation on the reasons why. Though it has been touted Rudy was going to be picked for Sec. of State, now there's much buzz stating it will be Mitt.

Pic from ABC News/Politics


President-elect Donald Trump will be meeting this weekend with former Massachusetts Gov. Mitt Romney, according to sources on Trump's transition team who also said that the 2012 GOP presidential nominee is under consideration for a top cabinet position within his incoming administration.

Sources told ABC News that Romney is under consideration for secretary of state.

One senior level source directly involved in the transition efforts told ABC News the meeting is also about "mending fences."

In my opinion, Romney is seeking to cover his arse, knowing certain things are in the winds. Mitt went out of his way to bad mouth Trump, even holding a press conference to do so (really can't blame him, there, who doesn't want to bad mouth the Orange-mania man).

But, if the Donald knew (maybe he does), what we know about Mitt, the only thing Der Trump would say to Mitt Romney, even before he's hired,,, is

Mitt ...... you're fired!

Convicted Attorney Marc Dreier No Interest in Cooperating for Release

There's some surprises coming down the quest for justice highway, relating to eToys racketeering case of Goldman Sachs, Bain Capital (its infamous owner) and their henchman, Paul Traub (a/k/a the "Brown Bag King of New York").

A new suprise, this very day, is Marc Dreier's former counsel stated Dreier isn't interested in quest for his release.

Reportedly, New York attorney at law, Mr. Marc Dreier, who owned Dreier LLP and was living the hundred millionaire lifestyle, had such clients whom he bilked (Justin Timberlake, Jon Bon Jovi and Bill Cosby), in numerous ways, including trying to be an international imposter, in Canada, to pick up a cool $50 million. (see Wiki - HERE )

Fortune specifically stipulates:

Former company: Dreier L.L.P.

Pleaded guilty to: Conspiracy to commit securities and wire fraud; wire fraud; money laundering

Attorney Marc Dreier’s law firm Dreier LLP, which he ran like a corporation rather than a traditional firm, turned out to be a Ponzi scheme that stole a total of $400 million, mostly from hedge funds, by selling them fake promissory notes. Dreier earned particular interest in the press at the time of his arrest thanks to juicy details like the celebrity clients (Justin Timberlake, Bill Cosby, and Jon Bon Jovi among them) that have come forward to file claims against him.

Upon calling Marc Dreier's counsel, per instructions of federal judge's clerk, in the beginning of this year, about my trying to help Marc Dreier get released, along with Tom Petters, from prison, NY attorney at law, Gerald Shargel, informed me, at that time, he was no longer representing Marc Dreier, but he would still try to convey the message to Marc Dreier.

Today, with a special note going to USAG, Mr. Shargel informed me Marc Dreier doesn't have an interest in the matter.

WTF - how good could life be - that a man sentenced to prison for 20 years, has no interest in getting released?

Explanation - below

Picture from Fortune.com "Orange is the new white collar"

Marc Dreier = Paul Traub = Tom Petters Ponzi
All Benefiting Goldman Sachs & Mitt Romney

Wikipedia makes note, on Marc Dreier's dedicated page - of the fact that;

Traub Bonacquist & Fox
In September 2006, Dreier acquired a well-known bankruptcy law firm Traub, Bonacquist & Fox. Founding member and managing partner Paul Traub participated in several of the largest retail bankruptcies in previous years, including Kmart, FAO Schwarz Inc., KB Toys Inc., Stage Stores, Office Max, and eToys.com. During his legal career, Traub has had his own ethical controversies, especially conflict of interest issues which continue to shadow him.Traub became a Dreier partner, earning in the range of $1 million or more,and was co-chair, with Norman Kinel, of the bankruptcy practice. On December 5, 2007, Traub sent a letter to clients announcing that he and other bankruptcy lawyers had resigned from the firm, but would continue to practice together as their former partnership, Traub, Bonacquist & Fox LLP. "In light of recent developments, of which we were unaware until yesterday, we have resigned from Dreier LLP, effective immediately", the letter states.

In February 2009, Epstein, Becker & Green, a firm specializing in government contracts, brought the seven-member Traub/Dreier bankruptcy team into their New York office, which included Paul Traub, Steven E. Fox, Wendy G. Marcari, and Maura I. Russell. Associates included Brett J. Nizzo, Anthony B. Stumbo, and Bradford Tobin. The firm has 400 attorneys based in eleven US cities. As of December 2008, Harold F. Bonacquist, a passive partner, is a political attaché at the United States Consulate in Istanbul, Turkey.

The issue germane here, is that Goldman Sachs & Bain Capital have benefited from fraudster Paul Traub, who was partners with Marc Dreier and Tom Petters Ponzi, vis-a-vis the Traub Bonacquist & Fox ("TBF") law firm; which we forced to close.

According to the Tom Petters Ponzi Receiver, Douglas Kelley (another story about conflicts of interests, for another time), Paul Traub was the "controlling" partner of Tom Petters.

Petters considered Traub part of his close network of advisors and consultants and, consequently, Traub possessed considerable control over Petters. He leveraged his position with Petters to receive massive amounts of money and other gifts.

All main stream media outlets are afraid to tackle the issues; because of justified fear of being suicided, as was the brother of Minnesota Assistant United States Attorney, James Lackner - who's brother Marty Lackner - was a Tom Petters Ponzi feeder fund executive (at Lancelot/Sky Bell).

SEE this story, by Pioner Press, Twin Cities "What did the money man know"


The Bell case took a tragic turn in June with revelations that a Bell associate named Martin Lackner had committed suicide. Sources say Lackner, 48, had helped bring investors to Lancelot earlier in the fund’s genesis. There’s no record he was charged with any crime. His wife, Diana, and three children survived him.

Martin Lackner is also the brother of Jim Lackner, an assistant U.S. attorney in the Minneapolis office. Jim Lackner declined comment. A spokesman for the U.S. attorney’s office said Jim Lackner never worked on the Petters or Bell cases. When the U.S. attorney’s office learned about Martin Lackner and his relationship to Jim, it notified defense attorneys for both Petters and Bell, he said.

Speciously, the Minnesota (conflicted) DOJ keeps saying Tom Petters Ponzi, is a mere $3.7 Billion; which boggles the mind when there are 2 - separate (Mike Catain and Larry Reynolds) - $10 Billion plus money launders who confessed such. (Bell/Lancelot Funds, alone, raised $2.7 Billion, then there was Palm Beach Links Capital, also in excess of a Billion).

49. Bell and the Lancelot Funds raised approximately $2.6 billion dollars
between 2001 and August 2008. Almost all of this money was used to invest in the Ponzi
scheme. On October 7, 2009, Bell pled guilty to wire fraud in connection with his
transactions with Petters and was recently sentenced to five years in prison.

This issues are further compounded by a federal court docket item that actually admits the Tom Petters Ponzi is in excess of $40 Billion; but - if they admitted that, then the Bernie Madoff Ponzi would have an out right competitor.

See paragraph 40 on PDF page 14

Petters operated the Ponzi scheme through business organizations that he
directly or indirectly owned and controlled from approximately 1993 through on or about
the date of his arrest by federal agents on October 3, 2008. Petters, through various
entities that he controlled, including PCI, PGW, PCB and Petters Capital, laundered what
is estimated to be an amount in excess of $40 billion.

On top of all the issues, including Goldman Sachs & Bain Capital being partners in the Tom Petters Ponzi Fingerhut deal (which, by the way, was never seized by the feds). Along with the fact that Polaroid was seized by the feds, but sold in a sham auction for $83 million, to the 2nd highest bidders Gordon Brothers (who were partners/clients of Paul Traub, and then there was an immediate announcement that Gordon had a brand new, $2 Billion dollar license deal that - mysteriously 0 no one seemed to know about, during the auction process.

All of which is further complicated by the Marty- James Lackner links, and the Larry Reservitz Reynolds WISTEC $12 Billion.

Now, Marc Dreier likes his prison stay, sooooo much, he doesn't want to look into a reason to leave.

Guess where he is spending his prison stay, of all the places to be, in Club Fed, America?

That's right - Mini-Soda!

There's gonna be much splain'n to do, very shortly, on why feds in Minnesota were even allowed to prosecute this case, much less do the one thing that you never see feds do -

Tout that their arrest of an in excess of $40 Billion dollar, Ponzi, is only $3.7 Billion.

Which is, perhaps, the reason the DOJ and Federal Courts in Minnesota decided that the Mandatory Victims Restitution Act ("MVRA") was too dang complicated to use in the Tom Petters Ponzi case, when Federal Receiver, Douglas Kelley, turned over a mere $15 million, to the DOJ.

Beyond the questions that beg, of the "suicide" of Marty Lackner, and the particular of what it was, exactly, that Congress meant for anyone to find arbitrary, about the word "Mandatory"

How is it that Douglas Kelley, was first the attorney for Tom Petters - who was then made Receiver of the Petters Ponzi?

I'm just sayin......


Super Secret Scheme to Slip in Romney: Cause Delegates aren't bound

Much hullabaloo is afoot about the fact that the plots & ploys to 'Dump Trump' are no, all over. As proof of point, The Donald has now nominated the lessor known Pence for VP. Already, Politico (who spelled Pence as Spence, in the URL) makes note that the brand ne Trump/Pence TP logo is sexually suggestive (acutally, they're more than, er, spot on - it looks like a handling, to me). Meanwhile, many pundits claims Romney's quest is a goosey over cooked.

But - could they be - all wrong?

Pic by The Hill
All Delegates are Unbound

Let me explain.

In a recent, prior thread, titled " It's Official -The Hill: RNC Delegates are Unbound " - As pointed out by the Congressional insider "The Hill", Scholars Curly Haughland and Sean Parnell, in their bok "Unbound: The Conscience of a Republican Delegate", the well versed in the legal particulars, broke down the history of pledged and unpledged delegates, as far as the RNC is concerned.

According to a Rolling Stone quote on Amazon

Unbound: The Conscience of a Republican Delegate
makes a powerful case that delegates to the Republican Party convention are not bound to vote for any particular candidate based on primary and caucus results, state party rules, or even state law. Co-authors Sean Parnell and Curly Haugland document nearly 240 instances at past conventions in which delegates invoked their right to vote their conscience.

"All that matters are rules, and the RNC’s rules, according to Haugland — who has pored over them with painstaking attention to detail — offer a surprisingly large amount of leeway when it comes to how the 2,472 Republican delegates must act in Cleveland come July."

— Rolling Stone, May 11, 2016


This notion of delegates being able to vote their conscience is also corroborated by other online articles, such as The National Law Review story - titled " Not a Single Republican Delegate Is ‘Bound’ to Donald Trump "

The article states

Those who claim otherwise would evade
responsibility for his nomination.


Let’s begin with a simple proposition: As a matter of law and history, there is not a single “bound” delegate to the Republican National Convention. Not one delegate is required to vote for Donald Trump, Ted Cruz, Marco Rubio, or any other individual who “won” votes in the primary process. Each delegate will have to make his or her own choice. They — and they alone — will choose the Republican nominee.

Secret Plan

All they have to do, to blindside The Donald, is to cajole enough people, to fail to step up and vote, for the 1st round. If Trump falls just 1 single, solitary, vote, short, of the 1237


A new round of civil, {UN}convential - war - will begin.

That's when Mitt can come in (in case no one has noticed, Mitt's not said chit, on Twit, for dayzzzz).

Just sayin.....

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