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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.....

Romney's Run depends on RNC Rules Committee today

A new day has dawned and the pundits are foaming at the mouth, with oen, keyboard and microphones, in hand, waiting to see what the RNC Rules Committee is going to do...today.

NBC says:

Donald Trump's team will be on high alert Thursday at the wonky Republican Convention Rules Committee meeting as opponents push for changes to make it more difficult for him to win the necessary majority of delegates to claim the nomination.


What do you think...will Romney thump Trump?

If he does...the RNC Convention will be a war zone.

Bernie says: My job is to make Hillary President

Responding to George Stephanopoulos question about Bernie becoming Hillary's VP, to unify the party, Bernie Sanders stipulated;

Right now what my job is to do is to make sure Hillary Clinton is elected president, that we defeat Trump, that we come up with a set of principles and an agenda that speaks to working families.’


Any questions?

Slain DNC staffer ‘wanted to make a difference’

Source: WaPo

Family and friends are grieving the loss of a young man killed in Northwest Washington's Bloomingdale neighborhood. Police are investigating the shooting death of Seth Conrad Rich, 27, a Democratic National Committee staffer. (WUSA9)

Seth Rich made such an impression as a teenage intern in Nebraska that a U.S. Senate campaign hired him before he completed high school. A young man who dreamed politics, he headed to Capitol Hill after college.

Rich was found shot several times, at least once in the back, about 4:20 a.m., after police were alerted by sensors that detect the sound of gunfire. ShotSpotter sensors drew officers to Flagler Place and W Street, a block from a townhouse Rich moved into two years ago with several roommates.

Acting D.C. Police Capt. Anthony Haythe, head of the homicide unit, said detectives are examining several recent robberies in the area to determine whether any can be linked. There were two robberies in the city in the hour preceding the shooting, both more than one mile away. Three people were robbed at gunpoint and another person was carjacked within four days in June on Flagler Place, near where Rich was shot. Police report 20 armed holdups in Bloomingdale so far this year, compared with eight at this time in 2015.

Read more: https://www.washingtonpost.com/local/public-safety/police-identify-man-fatally-shot-in-bloomingdale/2016/07/11/4236fd1a-4754-11e6-90a8-fb84201e0645_story.html

It's Official -The Hill: RNC Delegates are Unbound

Here's the legal framework that Mitt Romney's battalion are going to utilize, to Dump Trump, so that the ( likely to be totally chaotic) Republican National Convention can nominate Willard Mitt Romney, to be the GOP general national election - candidate.

The Hill's article, from today, is titled

"All delegates are unbound"


The detailed history of the power struggles, is from 2 experts who wrote the book about the issue

Curly Haugland is a Republican National Committeeman from North Dakota and serves on the rules committees of both the Republican National Committee and the Republican National Convention.

Sean Parnell is a public policy consultant in Virginia.

They are co-authors of the book Unbound: The Conscience of a Republican Delegate.

In a nutshell, the proverbial "fix" is now "in"

And Mitt Romney's coming...

Update 2: Dump Trump Polling begins of Romney v Clinton

Preibus named a Romney gal, Enid Mickelsen, from Utah, as RNC Rules Committee Chair; and she instantly named another Mitt pal, from Massachusetts as her co-Chair.

New word is, come the RNC Rules Committee meeting, in Colorado, thus coming week…that there already are enough Committee member votes (28) to unbind delegates, for the Dump Trump movement to change the process and free up the state delegates to vote their conscience

So that Mitt Romney may be "drafted" to run.


Pollings begin
Hillary v Romney

According to a news source DU claims is not credible ( though Bill Singletary has been 'Spot On' about Mitt Romney issues)....the following is transpiring

".... the payoff comes next week in Cleveland when Romney walks away with the nomination.”

Source close to the situation say

Pollsters are already hard at work conducting polling that pits Mitt Romney against Democratic presumptive nominee, Hillary Clinton, in anticipation of a Romney-Clinton general election contest, according to one source close to the situation. The polling was spurred, say sources, by credible reports that the GOP Rules Committee has changed the nominating rules to open the door for Mitt Romney to challenge GOP presumptive nominee Donald Trump at next week’s Republican National Convention in Cleveland.


Have your popcorn ready…folks

Romney will be in Cleveland, for RNC Convention

Source: USPolitucs News Hub

Mitt Romney will be in Cleveland for the Republican National Convention. And he’ll be there for one reason, and one reason only: To steal the GOP nomination from presumptive nominee Donald Trump. So said a Romney insider on Wednesday who has been on the money with his Mitt Romney predictions for the past year-and-a-half.

"Rule changes. That’s how Mitt’s going to do it; how the GOP is going to do it,” referring to just how Romney is going walk out of Cleveland with the GOP nomination."

Source close to the situation

Read more: https://www.the-newshub.com/us-politics/mitt-romney-will-be-in-cleveland-for-the-republican-national-convention

Get your popcirn ready ladies and germs

Its about to get real seriously Mitt'funny

Nah...they're making a deal for Trumps exit

Priebus hand picked Romney Utah gal (Enid Mickelsen) for RNC Rules Committee Chair and she picked another Mitt-twit from Massachusets to be her co-Chair.

Add to that Romney saying his family is asking him to run

Plus articles like this (link below) .. the writings on the wall

They know Trump has no chance against Hillary; and Bain Capital's Clear Channel ( renamed iHeart) is bankrupt.

This will be the last time Blech, Ham-it-uppity and LameBlah will all be having the same 100 million plus audience.

Need much popcorn..for the show that's coming



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