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Name: Laser Haas
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Obama outsources nation’s economic management to Bain consultant

Source: Daily Caller White House Correspondent Neil Munro

President Barack Obama’s new top economic deputy is a former management consultant who worked for Gov. Mitt Romney’s Bain & Company investment firm.

The appointment of Jeff Zients as head of the National Economic Council is likely to annoy some union officials and some liberal groups who are focused on declining working-class wages and growing poverty, and it clashes with the populist anti-business invective used by Obama and his aides on the 2012 campaign trail to paint Romney as uncaring.

“Jeff has a sterling reputation as a business leader, and he earned the admiration and respect of everyone he worked with during his four years in leadership positions at the Office of Management and Budget,” Obama said in a statement Sept 13 that did not mention Zient’s role at Bain.

Read more: http://dailycaller.com/2013/09/13/obama-picks-bain-executive-as-top-economic-advisor/

Bane of Bain is Bain
I've got nothing against Obama's pick - whatsoever. The guy only worked with Romney (purportedly) from 1988 to 1990.

But I'm ecstatic that the press has a permanent disdain for Romney and Bain.

Yours truly has been trying his dangest to get a federal investigation going after Mitt Romney for lies under oath to the American public and frauds that transpired by Bain Capital secret execs & attorneys from 1999 to 2001. If Bain Capital benefited from Fraud - Romney's boasted he gets millions per year- thus Romney has benefited from fraud.

Perhaps - some day soon - a reporter will realize how huge a prize winning story is sitting here and he/she will tackle the debacle that others have been unwilling to piece together.

Goldman Sachs and Bain Capital deliberately destroyed the eToys public company and they illegally sneaked in their law firms into the eToys bankruptcy. Where they then arranged to have all the evidence Destroyed.

Paul Traub's law firm and www.MNAT.com secretly work for Bain Capital/Romney interests. MNAT handled the merger of 'The Learning Company' with Mattel in 1999 (which lost investors $3 Billion).

Most are unaware Romney and his associates were owners of TLC.

Also in 1999, Goldman Sachs took eToys of Los Angeles public. The stock shares did sky rocket to $85; and Goldman Sachs knew it would go over $80. But eToys received less than $20 as a matter of fraud.

MNAT confessed the law firm lied in eToys and hid its Goldman Sachs connection.

Paul Traub confessed that he lied in court (intentionally lied is also admitted) - in order to place creditor counsel Paul Traub's partner (Barry Gold) inside eToys as a post bankruptcy petition President/CEO.

Also, Matt Taibbi wrote the Rolling Stone September 2012 cover story "Greed and Debt: The True Story of Mitt Romney and Bain Capital" (NOTE: I'm Taibbi's source of the story).

Taibbi details the 2000 bankruptcy of Stage Stores and how Romney funded Stage STores with Michael Milken Junk Bond Fraud Monies. How Mitt was able to do this (as Taibbi points out) - is the Judge presiding over Milken had a wife who was owner of one of the entities that was acquired by Stage Stores.

The "Greed and Debt" details how Michael Glazer was CEO of Kay Bee and paid himself $18 million and Bain Capital $83 million.


Michael Glazer was a director of Romney's Stage Stores (and is now the CEO). The director's assistant was Barry Gold, who hired Paul Traub.

Hence Traub, Gold, Glazer, Romney, Bain and Kay Bee are all one and the same!

MNAT is representing Bain in the $83 million issue;
and Paul Traub asked to prosecute Bain & Glazer!
(I kid you not - it is right in the record)


Paul Traub asked to be the one to prosecute Glazer and Bain while Traub was being punished for failure to reveal a conflict of interest in eToys. The U.S. Trustee sought to Disgorge Traub's firm for $1.6 million - for the FRAUD on the COURT lies about Barry Gold.

If you will take the time to look, the U.S. Trustee testifies that it the feds forewarned Traub in advance - NOT to replace eToys executives with anyone connected to the case. (see parts 19 & 35 of the Disgorge Motion).

Thus Traub, MNAT and Gold's offenses are extensively heinous & egregious.

With the fact that MNAT, Traub and Gold are all connected to Bain/Kay Bee (when Romney was CEO of Bain and Glazer was CEO of Kay Bee) - it is a Bankruptcy Fraud crime under sections 152 through 157 of Bankruptcy Fraud codes - for MNAT, Barry Gold and Paul Traub to lie to the Delaware Bankruptcy Court to get their jobs - and then sell assets to Bain /Kay BEe.

The law considers it fraud NO matter how much money they claim received.

As a matter of fact with have outright proof that the parties defraud eToys for the benefit of the secret client Bain.

Yours truly was the court appointed fiduciary in eToys (owner of CLI) - and we had sold eToys.com domain names to Bain/Kay Bee for $10 million.

MNAT, Traub and Gold - benefiting from Perjury - reduced the price to $3 million.

That is expressed proof of collusion to defraud a federal estate.


MNAT and Barry Gold nominated Paul Traub to sue Goldman Sachs in the New York Supreme Court. Now that Romney lost the election - they fraudsters want to settle that case and put everything under SEAL.

Now Barry Gold is suing Traub not to pay his partner. It is signed by MNAT. Barry Gold is forbidden by law from negotiating his partners pay (Transaction with Related Person) and MNAT has confessed it represents Goldman Sachs. MNAT signed Gold's objection to ask to reduce Traub's pay in the Goldman Sachs case.

If you would like to know the rest of the story = including proof that an MNAT law firm partner became the United States ATtorney who buried the case from investigation.

Please let me know?

There's also the fact that Paul Traub was partners with fraudsters Marc Dreier and Tom Petters - where the Federal Receiver over Tom Petters Ponzi said Traub was the "controller" of Tom Petters.

Unfortunately, there's also mayhem and murder.

UPDATE - Bain's Bane: Judges Orders Cancellation of eToys Hearing

In 1999 Goldman Sachs took eToys public, the stock went to $85 and eToys only received $20. in 2002 Goldman Sachs was sued in New York Supreme Court about where the rest of the money went. In 1999 the MNAT law firm took Romney's entity The Learning Company and merged it with Mattel Toys. The investors lost $3 Billion.

This is a classic Pump-n-Dump fraud of eToys and a super scam of Mattel Toys!

Romney's also owned Stage Stores, Jack Bush and Michael Glazer were his directors. Barry Gold was Stage Stores "director's assistant" - who hired Paul Traub. (IT was a secret that Barry Gold and Traub worked together often). In the Stage Stores case, Paul Traub got "caught" for failing to disclose his Conflicts of Interest about Barry Gold and Jack Bush.

Traub lied under oath to get his job.

Then, in 2000, Romney's Bain Capital acquires Kay Bee Toys. Michael Glazer is the CEO of Kay Bee at that time.

In 2001, Bain Capital sets its sights upon buying eToys in federal bankruptcy court. The MNAT law firm works for both Bain Capital and Goldman Sachs; but lies about it - in order to become eToys Debtor's counsel. Then MNAT asks for (and receives) permission to Destroy eToys Books & Records. Being that MNAT was benefiting from acts of Perjury at the time, this act of Obstruction of Justice served as a way to Destroy the Evidence, benefiting both of MNAT's secret clients. Goldman Sachs has evidence about its Pump-n-Dump fraud vanish. Then MNAT assist Bain Capital buy eToys as cheap as possible.

MNAT and Paul Traub unlawfully placed Barry Gold (Paul Traub's secret partner) - inside eToys as a post-bankruptcy petition President/ CEO. When yours truly sold eToys to Bain/Kay Bee for tens of millions of dollars, MNAT, Paul Traub and Barry Gold reduced those prices greatly. This is why Thomson Reuters reporter Tom Hals said in his story "U.S. Objects to Secret eToys Settlement" - that Goldman Sachs did funny things with eToys stocks - and;

The eToys saga has also drawn criticism for Bain Capital,
whose KB Toys bought some assets at a knockdown price during the bankruptcy.


While all the shenanigans were going on in eToys in Delaware, Michael Glazer paid himself $18 million and Bain Capital $83 million; before he filed bankruptcy of Kay Bee. At the same time, MNAT and Barry Gold nominate Paul Traub to prosecute Goldman Sachs in the New York Supreme Court case of eToys (ebc1) v Goldman Sachs (case # 601805/2002).

Thus Al Capone and Frank Nitti No1 - nominated Frank Nitti No2 to prosecute Capone's friend No 3.

At the same time, MNAT is representing and defending Bain Capital concerning the $83 million that Michael Glazer paid Bain, when Glazer also paid himself $18 million. And (as you should by now be guessing) - Paul Traub asked the court if he could be the one to prosecute Bain and Glazer.

Of course MNAT and Paul Traub deceive the court by failing to inform it that Traub works for Bain parties including Glazer.


Coming full circle to today. Romney was CEO of Bain Capital when all this happens and wants it all to go away as quickly as possible (now that he has lost the election). So the parties agree that - since Goldman Sachs is suing Goldman Sachs in the New York Supreme Court case - Goldman Sachs should settle with Goldman Sachs (and put it ALL UNDER SEAL). The bad faith pirates made Motions in court to put it all under seal.

Then the United States Trustee had a brain fart and Objected to the SEALING.

Having no idea why the change of heart (as the Department of Justice was always helping the crimes succeed before) - the parties have now begun to panic. Because the Judge - out of the blue - ordered the hearing about the SEAL of the case

Making things much more than funny, MNAT and Barry Gold are now pretending to be good guys and have Objected to Paul Traub getting paid. Also Frederick Rosner is Objecting to Paul Traub getting paid. (see the brief here and crack up Royally - when you visit the irony of it all - HERE)

Problem with this is - of course - Barry Gold is Paul Traub's partner and is forbidden BY LAW - from being involved in Paul Traub issues. At the same time, MNAT signing a document for Barry Gold to handle Paul Traub's payments - in the Goldman Sachs case; is also forbidden By LAW (as MNAT is Goldman Sachs attorney and it is a Conflict of Interest Crime to be involved in anything of eToys - pertaining to Goldman SAchs).

Undoubtedly Goldman Sachs and Bain Capital have contingency plans in place to make sure that - "IF" - someone has to go down, it will be anyone other than the big cheeses Llyod Blankfein and Mitt Romney. This is why it is odd that Barry Gold is Objecting to (his partner) Paul Traub - getting paid. The more light upon the dark lords' evil deeds; and the more chances there are that the whole house of cards is going to come tumbling down upon the gangsters. (I'm giddy in my seat with hopeful anxiety to watch it all transpire).

We have NO idea where this is all going - but its going to be a joy to watch.

Mitt Romney's La Jolla mansion not a done deal

Source: San Diego Reader News

An appeal before the California Coastal Commission meeting on September 11 in Eureka against the planned larger home by Mitt and Ann Romney has been postponed. Architect and longtime La Jolla resident Anthony A. Ciani filed his original appeal on July 24, claiming the proposed “McMansion” on the Romneys' .41-acre beachfront lot is illegal under city and state laws and coastal usage policies.

The couple's goal is to demolish their 3009-square-foot house at 311 Dunemere Drive and replace it with an 11,062-square-foot home. Ciani told the Reader that “Romney postponed, not me, which only gives me more time to build my case.” He added that it's not personal. “This is not about Romney; it's about what's right. The issues rule, and I hope Romney's prominence will spotlight the importance of these issues.”

The La Jolla Community Planning Association previously voted to approve the Romney house project. But, Ciani says, “the Romneys claim they own the beach out to the mean high tide line and are using that area to enhance the size of their proposed new house.” Ciani argues that the La Jolla Land Use Plan shows the beach to be “dedicated” or “owned in fee by the City.”

Read more: http://www.sandiegoreader.com/news/2013/sep/09/stringers-mitt-romneys-la-jolla-mansion-not-/

Went to Romney's house this weekend, took my picture in front of Pitten's Mansion.

As most of you know - I'm in my own personal battle against Romney the Racketeer.
(Just Google/Bing Laser - eToys - Romney and/or Bain - it's everywhere I can find to put it).

As for this story, it is Tony Ciani the Architect - versus Mitt Romney the Robber Bargon

Surely Romney is miffed that his wishes to do are being questioned.

As is stipulated above;

An appeal before the California Coastal Commission
{to be heard during the Commission} meeting
on September 11 in Eureka
against the planned larger home by Mitt and Ann Romney
has been postponed.

For more detail about this battle of Anthony Ciani - v - Romney;
see the previous thread in General Discussion forum (HERE).

KUDOs to you Tony Ciani - for not letting a rich Robber Baron come in and roll everyone over!

U.S. objects to secret settlement in eToys bankruptcy

Source: Reuters WestLawNext

By Tom Hals
WILMINGTON, Del. (Reuters) - A proposal to keep secret a settlement resulting from the dot-com era bankruptcy of eToys Inc has prompted the office of the U.S. Trustee to cry foul.

Steven {"Laser"} Haas, who was hired as a litigation consultant in the bankruptcy and then barred from participating for criticizing the process, said sealing the settlement "will only help people who have engaged in conflicts of interest."

The eToys bankruptcy has its roots in its spectacular stock market debut in May 1999. Goldman Sachs priced the stock at just under $20 per share, and the stock closed the first day trading at around $75.

The eToys saga has also drawn criticism for Bain Capital, whose KB Toys bought some assets at a knockdown price during the bankruptcy.

Read more: https://twitter.com/tomhals/status/375608477890015233

The items above - of course - are excerpts from Reuters Tom Hals story;
below is yours truly "inside" account. Where I've lived this saga 12 years.

This is a LBN that is "Pre Public" to yours truly by Reuters.

They are putting it out 1st, on their WestLaw (for attorneys at a law industry price). Reuters is building up its WestLaw brand; and the "pay for" reading service. Therefore it might be a week before the whole story goes public. Being that a hearing is scheduled about the "sealing", the reporter Tom Hals (who is one sharp dude) - said it will go out on the wire services - probably right before the hearing date.

I'm permitted to summarize the story to you; and both the reporter Tom Hals and I are waiting to see if DU helps make the story go viral.

Romney's Bain Capital and Goldman Sachs are engaged in extreme bad faith in the eToys case.

There's another HUGE surprise coming (that I've been telling DU'rs for a while now). The whole reason they want this item under seal is Goldman Sachs is suing Goldman Sachs. The www.MNAT.com law firm has confessed that MNAT attorneys lied under oath, so that MNAT could become eToys attorney.

But MNAT is also Goldman Sachs attorney in Delaware.

Immediately after Goldman Sachs (secret) law firm of MNAT was unlawfully inside eToys - in order to make sure Goldman Sachs would never "really" lose the case - MNAT sought to Destroy eToys Books & Records (and succeeded). Being that I'm the one who blew the whistle on this whole mess; I'm overwhelmed and sleepless in L.A. - that the press is FINALLY getting in on this case. The whole reason the New York Supreme Court case of eToys v Goldman Sachs is under SEAL - is Obstruction of Justice.

Goldman Sachs secret law firm (MNAT) obstructed justice by destroying evidence!

Goldman Sachs law firm request to destroy eToys records can only be seen in the New York Supreme Court case. http://petters-fraud.com/MNAT_Motion_Destruction_Books_n_Records.pdf (That is why they placed the entire case Under SEAL).

March 2013 New York Times Article.

For more on the story, please also read the New York Times "Rigging the I.P.O. Game".

Pressure forces Bain Capital to Cancel Toys R Us I.P.O.

A few weeks after the New York Times story broke - Bain Capital had to CANCEL the I.P.O. of Toys R Us

Goldman Sachs Law firm MNAT - also represents Bain Capital in Delaware;
and it wants any such issues under SEAL also.

Though MNAT did confess to lying about Goldman Sachs, the MNAT law firm continues to lie about its connections to Bain Capital. MNAT "OPENLY" represents Bain Capital in the Kay Bee Toys case; concerning the $100 million fraud we reported in 2005. Kay Bee CEO Michael Glazer paid himself $18 million and Bain Capital $83 million, before filing bankruptcy of Kay Bee. You can see more on that story at the September 2012 Rolling Stone cover story "Greed and Debt".

Wall Street Journal "eToys Investors Find Conflicts at Law Firm"

PoliticusUSA.com journalist Rmuse wrote about our battle with this case; and I'm thankful to him to.
"Meet the Man Battling Romney and Bain Capital 12 years".

Stay Tuned Much More to come!

Anthony Ciani Roils Romney Mansion Plans

Every so often a battle arises akin to David v Goliath that is endearing. Such is the case of Architect Anthony Ciani and his combat with elitist Mitt Romney. Mr Ciani bought the last remnant of the extant sand dunes and built on that. It is 340 Dunemere. Romney's house was built ca. 1936 a 100 feet west of Ciani's house which was built in 1975. Not only is Mitt Romney intending to demolish a good home to build his mansion upon high, the power monger is claiming city property as his own - just because he feels like it.

Anthony Ciani says that ain't right!

Unless you are getting paid by the ruthless Robber Baron Mitt Romney, chances are you don't like him. Though Mitt's campaign may have played "etch-a-sketch" and "flip flop" obfuscation efforts by his Bain Capital 800 radio stations (owning such tools as Rush Limbaugh); the rest of U.S. know a pathological bull {c}hitter when we hear one. Those who have followed this blogger's battle with Pitten's are also well aware I call Mitt a crook. This is because he is. (Moe on that very soon - I've got a HUGE surprise coming) It is a simple matter of reality that Mitt Romney lives upon a different plane of existence than you or I. Quite frankly, Romney is above the Law. He lives on the planet of money, power & might make right.

But even Al Capone had his comeuppance one day, coincidentally for tax evasion - (apropos don't cha know).

This blogger spoke at length to Tony Ciani on the issues, mainly because it was my fiduciary duty to forewarn Mr. Ciani of the full power, might and evil nature of the Goliath Romney that Tony Ciani was seeking to take on in a full administrative (and possibly court) process. Tony Ciani is now fully aware of the real Romney he is facing and says he doesn't care; he's in this battle because it is the right thing to do. In stating such, Mr. Ciani earned my admiration.

Good for you Tony Ciani!

It is not going to be easy for Ciani v Romney, as Mitt's above the law status, his ability to make "deals" and the amount of money, legal weight and other forces he can thrust upon you - can be overpowering. Be that as it may, Ciani is pushing forward and has already won a partial victory. The Coastal Commission appeared to be well on their way to rubber stamping Mitt Romney's request; but Ciani is much more familiar with that process than Romney and his staff. But Mr. Ciani appealledthe process and that was scheduled to be heard in Eureka, California on September 11, 2013. Ciani's efforts forced Romney to "postpone" the hearing just a few days ago. (See Coastal Commission update items 19 b. (here)

and that is one WIN for Tony Ciani.

The goal is simply to get the Coastal Commission to have a "full" review of Mitt Romney's requests. Tony Ciani is confident that - once a full debate upon the merits occurs - Mitt Romney is going to be disappointed. As an example of what is to come, the local news is reporting on the story (somewhat) and appears to be more interested in pandering to Romney, than raising the issues of a newbie power monger throwing his weight around in inconsiderate fashion. (See the San Diego Business Daily story "New Romney Mansion Coming to Coastal Commission Soon"

Here, in Tony Ciani's email to me, is the back story and the real issues at hand;

I will be sending you copies of my Appeal Form and supplemental letters supporting the reasons for my appeal. There's a lot of stuff. There are several key issues, but it is complex. Here is a Background:

The project is located on the beach front. It is a 0.25 mile long pocket sandy beach between two rocky points. The sand fluctuates as much as 30 feet annually, summer to winter. Some times all of the sand is transported offshore by back-to-back storms. The largest 20 foot plus waves can "close out" offshore the entire point to point.

The area was first subdivided in 1902. It was romantically called "Neptunia" (an era when the gods appealed to the Bohemian human spirit.) The part of the subdivision Romney's lot is on was NOY subdivided in 1902 and was sand dunes left open, called "Playas de las Arenas." It was sold, then sold again in 1921 to a guy from New York (wouldn't you know.) who immediately built on part of the dunes, not on one of the subdivided numbered lots on the number blocks. His name was Phillip Barber, and he continued to randomly build houses or sell reas of the dunes for others to build on (Folklore has it, that he gambled and when he lost he would trade a piece of the dunes for his debt....he went bankrupt, but left a beautiful house that was eventually bought by Cliff Roberston who as a kid delivering papers there, dreamed of owning it.. The tract of land, now all houses is known as the (exclusive) "Barber Tract."

Like Cliff, I also delivered papers in the Barber Tract (from 1956 - 60.) When I graduated from LJHS I became a lifeguard and worked my way through college. I am very familiar with the area and the beaches. To complete the picture: I married, joined the Coast Guard, after which, I came back to apprentice for local architects commencing in 1970, just when the environmental laws were coming on line. I fell in love with the notion of citizen participation to help carry out those laws; one was the California Coastal Act (CA), which was enacted as a statewide initiative in 1972. At that point, I was somewhat put off by what architects were designing, and more interested in protecting the ocean, land and resources, and the public's enjoyment of them. My wife and I were very lucky to buy the last lot (then known as "The Dune." since it was all that was left) The woman who owned it wanted us to have it despite higher all cash offers; we got it. When we realized that it was treasured, I started a petition to create a "Special Assessment District" but we were the only ones willing to contribute to it, so we built our house there. We lived there from 1975 to March 2012, and moved to Pacific Grove.


Then Tony Ciani gave me a Summary of the technical Issues:

1) Romney's team is using the sandy beach to inflate the size of his house which would be three to four times bigger than the average size of houses in the neighborhood (you will see my analysis of sizes.)

2) The beach appears to belong to the City not Romney. The current City Engineering Maps show "Neptune Place" (a paper street" west of his property extending north a couple of blocks. That is supported by the land use plan maps of the beaches.

3) Even if 1 and 2 above were not the case, Romney's team used a Mean High Tide Line (MHTL) dating back to the 30s, and according to his surveyor, was certified by the City in 1996. BUT, the law, at least in California, is that the MHTL is where it is on any one day, to be measured based upon data from the most recent 18.5 years. At the least, Romney's MHTL is 17 years out of date, and the State Lands Commission has jurisdiction over the Public Domain and determines where the MHTL is, not Romney.

4) 1, 2, 3, and 4 are important because they go to the Public's Rights (you know the little guys family who can't afford a front row seat 24/7, 365 days a year, watching the ocean and every sunset. Joe California usually has a drive, traffic and parking not to mention loading the car, to go to the beach; how many folks can stay for sunset dinner on the beach?)

5) Then there is a complicated but equally important issue: It is a hazardous location! The Coastal Act (CA) 30235, provides that an existing principal structure (house) may be protected from the sea, if the applicant can prove with a scientific study of the ocean processes that it is in danger from the sea. BUT NOT A NEW HOUSE! For a new house on the waterfront, one must do the same kind of study to prove it is NOT in danger from the sea. Romney's team did not do a study, instead they argue that an unpermitted retaining wall built in the early 50s is good enough; well, except when asked where the study is including an analysis based upon sea level rise, they submitted a letter stating something like, even if the existing retaining was were not there, the ocean would not reach the main floor level el. 30 ASL, until 2055, The law requires a house to be safe for a lifetime of 75 years; that would be 2088, 33 years after the Romney engineer says it could get wet. Oh yes, and what about the lower habitable level that supports the main floor? It is at El. 22.0! If it goes, so does the rest of the house.

6) Vertical Public Access. The CA 30212 (and the California constitution) protects the Public Prescriptive Rights to and along the sea. Romney offers a lateral easement along beach for "passive" use. But, the public's historical use has been passive and active. More than that, I submitted evidence of a vertical access located between the houses that the public (including me as a kid, and then as a lifeguard) used. When the street was constructed, the end had/has a concrete walk leading to stairs onto the sandy beach. It also serves as the only storm drainage system for surface urban flow. Not a coincidence, that most street ends have either a storm drain pipe outlet and/or surface runoff. Romney proposes to allow the water, but not the people to continue to use the walk. The CA requires a "finding" the Commission must make: that the project will not interfere with the public's prescriptive rights where acquired through historical use.


What ever the outcome (because the odds are against him) - you have to admire Tony Ciani for taking on the Goliath Mitt Romney. Especially when it concerns a matter that is really not Mr. Ciani's; being that he doesn't live in the neighborhood any more. La Jolla is certainly better off for having had Tony Ciani and his wife as residents; and so is Dunemere home owners who are quite possibly overwhelmed with it all. The Coastal Commission, California citizens and 47% of U.S. (who are looked down upon by the great Williard Mitt Romney) have a friend in Tony Ciani. Who is expending time and effort simply because;

it's the right thing to do!

We wish you well in your battle Mr. Ciani and I hope my fellow DU'rs help get attention to your saga!

Am I allowed to put my foot in Romney's arse?

What does one do when you have proof of organized (White Collar) crimes and your even blessed with having confessions to lying under oath to a Federal Chief Justice; but everyone continues to be willfully blind because it's Goldman Sachs, Bain Capital and Mitt Romney?

Am I allowed to put my foot in Mitt Romney's arse;
because our federal authorities are too scared to do their job?

History of my case against Goldman Sachs, Bain Capital and Mitt Romney's Gangs

It is time - once again - to make a summary of the issues versus Mitt (the Pitt's) Romney and his cronies. In 1999 the www.MNAT.com law firm merged 'The Learning Company' with Mattel; and (reportedly) Mattel investors lost $3 billion quickly.
Also in 1999, eToys was taken public by Goldman Sachs. MNAT represents both Bain Capital and Goldman Sachs in Delaware.

As reported by the September 2012 Rolling Stone cover story "Greed and Debt: The True Story About Mitt Romney and Bain Capital" - it details the facts that Romney owned Stage Stores; which was formed with Michael Milken fraudster monies. Due - in some part - to the fact that the Judge presiding over Milken's case, had a wife who was on the Board of one of the companies Romney was merging into Stage Stores.

Also mentioned by the "Greed and Debt" story is the fact that Kay Bee Toys CEO - Michael Glazer - paid himself $18 million and Romney's Bain Capital $83 million; before filing bankruptcy of Kay Bee.

MNAT represents Bain Capital in the $83 million probable fraudulent conveyance. Paul Traub who worked for Bain/Romney in Jumbo Sports and Stage Stores under Glazer; asked the court for permission to be the one to prosecute Glazer and Bain Capital.

This - Of Course - is Collusion to utilize bankruptcy for unjust enrichment!

Rolling Stone's Taibbi talked to me before coming out with the "Greed & Debt" article; but his Editor and General Counsel cut us off - so Taibbi missed certain KEY points. Such as the fact that Michael Glazer was also a "Director" for Romney at Stage Stores. Jack Bush of Dallas Texas goes from one Bain/ Romney company to another (such as Jumbo Sports and Stage Stores). Mr. Bush was a co-director with Glazer. Barry Gold was the "director's assistant" at Stage Stores who hired his partner Paul Traub.

THEY GOT CAUGHT for Traub failing to disclose (lying under oath) - about all the inter-relationships.

Then, everyone moved over to eToys and pretended to be opponents; in a Conspiracy to Defraud a public company and steal a federal bankruptcy estate. MNAT has confessed it lied about connections to Goldman Sachs, in order to become eToys Debtor's counsel. But Perjury acts continue as MNAT seeks to hide the additional conspiracy crimes of MNAT's links to Mattel and Bain Capital. Paul Traub's law firm lied in order to become the eToys Creditors counsel; then MNAT and Traub sneaks in Barry Gold as the post-bankruptcy President/CEO of eToys. (See part of the story in the Wall Street Journal - HERE).

Being that Traub, Gold and MNAT, all having ties to Bain/Kay Bee/ Glazer and Goldman Sachs; and then sell eToys to Bain Capital (while Romney was still CEO) and Kay Bee/Glazer - this is also ORGANIZED CRIME!

The Perjury acts and collective conspiracies makes this a huge Racketeering case;
which is further complicated by the fact of Federal Corruption.

Why these crimes were never investigated and/or prosecuted (including Traub confessing Gold is his partner and MNAT confessing about Goldman Sachs) - where those deceits were achieved by many Perjuries that still continue. MNAT, Traub and Gold even helped Romney/ Bain/ Glazer/ Kay Bee steal additional millions. Such as the eToys.com domain name was sold to Kay Bee for $10 million; while benefiting from Perjury - MNAT, Traub and Gold reduced that to $3 million.

And - when they offered yours truly a bribe of $850,000 - it was reported. According to Romney's Campaign Mitt then retired in August 2001 ("retroactively" back to February 1999). One guy was partners of MNAT from 1999 to August 2, 2001. - MR. COLM F CONNOLLY. On August 2, 2001 - Colm Connolly became the United States Attorney in Delaware; and Romney/ Bain/ Glazer/ Kay Bee/ TRaub/ Gold/ MNAT and Goldman Sachs were never investigated or prosecuted (even though they confessed to Fraud & Perjury).
(See Department of Justice Office of Legal Policy archived Resume of Colm Connolly - HERE).

And that - brother and sister readers - is just the TIP of the proverbial iceberg!

We were delayed in our new case against the Racketeering Gang;
because the NY Supreme Court heard the case of eToys (ebc1) v Goldman SAchs on May 29, 2013


We are about to turn this case right-side - UP!

Goldman Sachs Is Above the Law and There's Nothing We Can Do About It.

Last week I became really excited. For the 1st time in 12 years of my battling Goldman Sachs and Bain Capital fraud in our eToys case, a true blue attorney said he would consider taking on the eToys case.

This new found hope is one guy that will obviously not take a bribe. He made a promise to me and I was making arrangements to comply with his terms after our phone call happened on Thursday. Then, this weekend and today, everything has changed; and I'm pissed off ballistic!

Unfortunately Goldman Sachs is Above the Law; and it appears there's nothing I can do about it.

In 2005, we provided Smoking Gun proof that Goldman Sachs law firm lied to become eToys law firm and they (www.MNAT.com) confessed. The Wall Street Journal reported on part of the story (here). The problem with that is Goldman Sachs is the party who took eToys public for $85 per share; but eToys only received $20 each. As reported by the New York Times in March 2013, this is a "spinning" pump-n-dump stock scheme (see Joe Nocera's New York Times article "Rigging the I.P.O. Game".

Goldman Sachs MNAT Law firm utilized Perjury to Destroy Evidence!

Our eToys entity went public in 1999 and Goldman Sachs law firm said it was insolvent in 2001 (which was likely a false "cooked" book report). That is when Goldman Sachs law firm put eToys into bankruptcy. A bribe was offered to buy off the executive, was rejected and reported. So Goldman Sachs law firm puts in a Goldman Sachs CEO and Destroys eToys Books & Records (here) & (here).

Goldman Sachs Sues Goldman Sachs in New York Supreme Court

To make sure that the culprits get away with their crimes, Goldman Sachs law firm (while benefiting from the Perjury deceiving the court and shareholders to become the eToys attorney) - then suggest the firm to the Delaware Bankruptcy Court to sue Goldman Sachs in the New York Supreme Court to recover the monies that Goldman Sachs stole from eToys (which was renamed ebc1 when Bain Capital/ Kay Bee stole the eToys.com domain names).

- - Of course Goldman Sachs can't lose in this case. As Capone has picked Nitti to be the prosecutor.

Ordinarily, once the parties get "caught" (as Goldman Sachs lawyers did in 2005), they would get arrested, go to jail, get a trial and hopefully be convicted. But this is Bain Capital partnering up with Goldman Sachs we are talking about -

And they are ABOVE THE LAW!

To make sure that they would never be prosecuted, in the same way that Goldman Sachs parties magically wind up as senior officials of the SEC. Because - you know - those gals give up $50 million a year to be good public servants.

But one of the best ever Goldman Sachs "arrangements"; is the MNAT law firm partner (Colm Connolly) becoming the Delaware U.S. Attorney in August 2001 (See Colm's Resume from the Department of Justice - HERE).

- - Armed with their very own federal prosecutor, Goldman Sachs attorneys had no reason to stop. They make one of their own CEO of eToys, who - along with Goldman Sachs MNAT law firm - elects Paul Traub to prosecute Goldman Sachs in the New York Supreme Court and they place the ENTIRE case docket under seal (see Nocera's story again - HERE).


eToys v Goldman Sachs case Re-opens in September 2012

Goldman Sachs wins appeal to shut down eToys (ebc1) suit against Goldman Sachs. But the truth is one thing that can't be destroyed. Yes, you can put things under SEAL and tried to hide them. But when you put an entire docket under SEAL - this tends to raise some eyebrows; especially in the New York Supreme Court. So the case of eToys (ebc1) v Goldman Sachs that was closed in 2009 and looked at again, gets closed in 2011. Then, miraculously, eToys v Goldman SAchs gets "RE-opened" in September 2012 (here) and is heard on May 29, 2013 (here).

- - On top of that, yours truly gets a former Federal prosecutor (one who won't take a bribe) to consider taking the case. We talk last week and inform the various parties that they better change their tune on the cases. After all, MNAT has confessed lying under oath and Paul Traub/ Barry Gold confessed they are partners. HENCE

Goldman Sachs parties are fleecing the vaults - AGAIN - after confessing to fraud and Perjury!

Public Corruption Tasks Forces Get Shut Down to Protect Goldman Sachs Crimes

- - But none of the confessions, the evidences and the massive amount of frauds and Perjury acts matter. For we are in the Above the Law Goldman Sachs world. They own federal prosecutors, they put their $50 million per year staff inside the SEC and revolve doors in the Fed and everywhere else. When this pursuer of justice discovered that a Goldman Sachs law firm partner was made to become the Delaware U.S. Attorney (Colm Connolly) - who then refused to investigate and/or prosecute the cases for his entire seven (7) years in office. It was reported to the Public Corruption Task Force in Los Angeles - AND

They SHUT DOWN the Public Corruption Task Force/ Threatening Career Assistant U.S. Attorneys (HERE).

Goldman Sachs Utilizes Federal Corruption to Defeat New York Supreme Court Case

- - Now granted, the various issues of federal venality was because Goldman Sachs partnered up with Bain Capital in the eToys fraud. If Sheldon Adelson can spend tens of millions to put his hand picked man in the White House and get a "friendly" U.S. Attorney General, then Goldman Sachs is entitled to same (and they don't have to spend $100 million and FAIL in the task) Thus having that Colm Connolly federal prosecutor benefited two nefarious masters; Goldman Sachs succeeding in the "spinning" pump-n-dump frauds get hundreds of millions of dollars and Bain Capital getting eToys basically (illegally) for free.

Goldman Sachs is Settling With Goldman Sachs to Make the Whole Thing Go Away!

I'm sorry I don't understand how to make the picture bigger (will work on it tomorrow)

But there they are, placing everything Under SEAL once again. Even the lawyers fees are being redacted out where no one can see them (because we can back the math out and figure the whole dealings out otherwise).

Thus they will shut down the NY Sup Ct case of eToys (ebc1) v Goldman Sachs, as the crooks who have been allowed to keep the keys to the vaults they are fleecing. Now Goldman Sachs has successfully settled with Goldman Sachs, as they're agreeing with each other that it is okay to give back a little of what they stole from eToys. After all, other Goldman Sachs and Bain Capital friendly (handpicked) law firms will get to take part of that money away in "success" fees.

- - Remember - Goldman Sachs is Above the Law!

It is not the Wall Street Bankers like Blanfein & Romney who go to jail

It's those who protest about the crimes those guys are doing;
the demonstrators are the truly undesirable blights upon society.


eToys Shareholder Robert Alber had to Shoot/Kill an Assailant After His Life Was Threatened.

As is inevitable, when you have organized criminals doing what they want, there's mayhem, mendacity and murder. They warned me to "back off" in 2004, when I blew the whistle to the federal court. My own attorney (Henry Heiman) emailed me the threat from Paul Traub's firm. Then another attorney abandoned me and my daughter was abducted on my birthday.

eToys shareholder Robert Alber then joined my efforts. He is now knocking on heavens door for trying to do the right thing. In 2010 Alber's lifetime friend (Gary Ramsey) who was also co-owner of their Kingman, Arizona house - simply vanished into thin air. Johann Hamerski offered a bribe to Alber and it was rejected. They told me that "people who chase ghosts become one" and told Alber that "people like you who turn down bribes - Wakes Up Dead"!

Then Alber had to shoot/kill Michael Sesseyoff!

All the local papers skipped all of this stuff when they pointed out how nice a guy Michael Sesseyoff was and made Alber look like the bad guy. Problem is, Michael Sesseyoff was a career criminal with 36 felony convictions; but you won't find that in any of the press stories.

Marty Lackner, directly involved in some of the frauds purported killed himself. He was the brother of J. Lackner.

That's Minnesota Assistant U.S. Attorney J. Lackner!

And don't even get me started on how John "Jack" Wheeler wound up dead in a Delaware Dump!

That's why I'm of the same sentiment....

Chances are Blankfein and Romney don't know this stuff happened. All they had to say is that they needed the problems to go away; and the rank/file simply set out to get it done. Being that the feds are obviously involved in the corruption; whom do you go to - in order to get them investigated and prosecuted?


The Judge in the eToys.com Bankruptcy Case - that is going to approve putting all the crimes under SEAL, is the same judge who told Alber and I that it would be wrong to punish Plaintiff's and reward conflicted attorneys. But then, after Goldman Sachs law firm buddies www.MNAT.com and Paul Traub confessed to lying under oath, she accepted a forgery from them that said yours truly "waived" his right to be paid and gave eToys for Free to Mitt Romney's.

When I said to the judge, during a hearing that is record - that this is absurd - she said;

"Mr. Haas, I'm not going to hear about it"

"Now, if there's nothing else, I'm going to get back to Tweeter"

-------------------------------- That's how overworked your courts are!

Univ of Mich Covers Up Rape by Star Kicker Brendan Gibbons: Teammates Threaten To RAPE Again

- - Most of U.S. are aware of the Penn State controversy and cover ups of sexual abuses by those deemed to be "important" to athletic programs (see Wikipedia details - HERE). Turns out that other Colleges and Universities are also guilty of the same bad faith conduct. Now there's a new website reporting on the University of Michigan cover ups of a Rape of a young athlete who was first assaulted by Football star kicker Brendan Gibbons in the bathroom. When the victim said no and exited the restroom, Gibbons forced her onto a bed (see Washtenaw Watchdogs Website details of the Police reports - HERE).

In the wake of that scandal the University of Southern California is now "caught" for being duplicitous in the cover up of sexual abuse & rape cases; but USC victims & activists managed to get attention to the matter by protests (see orange realm Diary on the matter - HERE). You can also look at a HuffPo story - (HERE).

--- Just this past week, one University (Vanderbilt) was reported to have taken a more ethical approach to a similar scandal (and much worse abuse). Vandy expelled the alleged perpetrators quickly, upon learning the news. (Please see my prior DU thread on this issue named "Dismissed Vandy Football Players Indicted for Rape".

This crap has to stop! Bullying by sexual abuse & rapes of our great young minds being educated is intolerable!

University of Michigan is Successful in Quest to Grab Rising Star Football Player Brendan Gibbons

- - - Many a team wanted the multiple talented Brendan Gibbons who had powerful legs (See recruitment blog - here). Though most kickers tend to be smaller than the average football player,

Gibbons is large & powerful at 6' 1" 205 lbs.

Brendan Gibbons rape victim was about 1/2 his size at 106 lbs.




Ann Arbor Police Mug Shot of Brendan Gibbons

Obviously the Football star was never expecting to see his picture circulated around from a Police mugshot;

Picture the courtesy of Ann Arbor, Michigan Police


Univ. of Mich. Football Players Threaten to Re-RAPE Victim

- - - Though there is no question that the rape did transpire, as the Chi Psi Fraternity National Headquarters did immediately respond by putting the UofM Chapter on suspension and banned the presence of Alcohol at the Frat House future events (see link - here). As if this tale of abuse and woe did not already have enough carnage, the victim has been terrorized by fellow classmates and football players to keep her mouth shut.

Here's the Ann Arbor's Police picture of where the rape transpired.
WashtenawWatchdog.com Website Provides Pictures and Details of Police Report

- - - As reported by the Washtenaw Watchdog website, the victim was taken to the hospital immediately; which did a rape case review and found vaginal tearing. As reported by the blog;

After the rape, the woman left the Chi Psi house immediately. She called a friend who met her on the way back to her dorm. She was crying hysterically and she told her friend what had happened[7]. She reported the incident to the resident advisor of her dorm, to a university housing security officer, campus police and to Ann Arbor police.

Washtenaw Watchdog Blog provides the "UN"redacted verbatim Police report (here) and the picture of the "redacted" Police Report as is seen here;
All American Football Player Taylor Lewan Threatens to RAPE the Victim Again


As reported by Washtenaw Watchdog, Brendan Gibbons roommate and fellow football player Taylor Lewan contacted the rape victim and threatened her to keep her mouth shut or else he would Rape Her Again! Mr. Taylor was told he would face criminal charges if he did it again.

He should ALREADY be facing criminal charges for Threatening/Intimidating a Victim/Witness

As reported by the Watchdog blog;

Shortly after the woman reported the rape, she began to receive threats from Gibbons roommate and fellow football player, Taylor Lewan (now an All-American), that he would rape her again if she pressed charges against Gibbons.

The threats were reported by two other football players to the Office of Student Affairs who reported them to the University police. The University police did a “wellness check” on the young woman[9] and met with Taylor Lewan. They warned Taylor Lewan not to threaten the woman again and that he might face criminal charges[10]. No criminal charges were ever filed by the campus police.


- - I would ask that all who read this: Share it with as many people as you possibly can?

University of Michigan Cronyism & Corruption Helps Cover Up RAPE!

We simply have to put a stop to bullying and sexual assault. The very fact that the rapist and his fellow player/ friends simply DON"T GET IT - that what they did is wrong. That THREATENING to rape a victim who was already RAPED is extensively heinous and egregious - is a CRY for Big Justice.... The University of Michigan refused to help the victim -

and that Ain't RIGHT.....

This young woman has suffered greatly. Not only was she victimized by her rapist and by his roommate’s threats to rape her again, but the University denied her both protection and justice. At the very least, Brendan Gibbons should have been expelled and Taylor Lewan suspended. Instead, Brendan Gibbons is about to complete a successful football career at the University of Michigan and Taylor Lewan is an All-American.


- - It is up to people like you and I to care enough to put a stop to this bull [c]hit!
Victim Now Seeks to Help Make a Systematic Change

The victim is a person remarkable. Though she has ever right to simply slide away and help bury the whole affair, she has decided otherwise. As reported by the WashtenawWatchdog.com Blog;

She became very active in the cause of sexual assault prevention on campus and has been honored for that work.

“Michigan needs to reform having an in-house way of dealing with sexual assaults that helps the survivor heal while also pursuing justice for the crime. Because situations like this only make our society think sexual assault is normal and if one doesn’t press charges they were lying. The false report rate is an insignificant percent, but the way our society deals with assault is the reason why it is never reported and no justice is served. I want to change this.

I want this campus to be a model for justice. With Joe Biden's 1 is 2 many campaign which focuses on the epidemic on campuses, Obama speaking out and making April sexual assault awareness month while also sending a letter to educational establishments explaining that it is the law for colleges to take responsibility in taking action for justice and the safety of their students.

I want to do something to change this problem and I want to make this story/statistic reality for Mary Sue Coleman and I want my rape which is highly documented and I did everything right so I want my situation to be a model to go through her new system and ensure the outcome was different. Because if her new policy doesn't change that outcome, then the policy is useless.”

She states the problem very well. I hope President Coleman is listening.


I'd like to thank activist University of Michigan Professor Bill Kauffman for bring this case to my attention.

Would also commend the Washtenaw Watchdog Douglas Smith for doing a good job on reporting the case after he was contacted by the victim through his Facebook (here).
I'll end this Thread with a chart given to me by LGBT activist and friend Horace Boothroyd III (I often refer to him as Mr. III). This chart shows the number of rapes and the percentage of justice in such cases.

It is disheartening!

SEC settles fraud case against Anchor BanCorp, former CFO

Source: Wisconsin State Journal

Just two days after Anchor BanCorp Wisconsin announced a plan to recapitalize through a bankruptcy reorganization, the company and its former chief financial officer were accused of fraud Wednesday in a civil lawsuit brought by the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission. The suit has been tentatively settled.

At issue is the accuracy of information disclosed in a quarterly financial report filed four years ago by Anchor BanCorp, parent company of Madison-based AnchorBank.

“This is a financial fraud case,” the 17-page complaint, filed in U.S. District Court in Washington, D.C., begins. It says Anchor and its then-CFO Dale Ringgenberg “intentionally or recklessly made misstatements” in the report filed in August 2009 for the bank company’s finances during the three months that ended June 30, 2009.

The four-year delay in filing the complaint is not surprising, said UW-Madison professor of finance Mark Ready, formerly a chief economist for the SEC.

Read more: http://host.madison.com/wsj/business/sec-settles-fraud-case-against-anchor-bancorp-former-cfo/article_6f870b3c-1f94-50fb-8d47-e88fa8ea8fec.html

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We must take issue with this case (and quite frankly, most cases {especially LACK thereof} ) by the SEC.

Though I posted the first 3 paragraphs of the Wisconsin State Journal story and could have left it alone at that point, it just seems noteworthy to point out the obvious. Hence, I jumped down the page a bit and wish to reiterate now - the following;

The four-year delay in filing the complaint is not surprising, said UW-Madison professor of finance Mark Ready, formerly a chief economist for the SEC.

This is a TellTale remark!

- - While I'll reserve my judgment until becoming more informed of him, on the bias of Mr. Mark Ready (what a quaint name for the "chief economist for the SEC" - the fact of the matter remains that his {re}marks, no matter what may be the true mindset of Mr. Ready - is a troubling matter of national significance and importance.

Unfortunately, I'm about to engage in a teleconference call on our eToys/Romney/ Goldman Sachs matter; and therefore I'm afforded little time to research the issues more thoroughly. Be that as it may, it is a serious matter that the SEC took four (4) years to do anything about the bad faith acts transpiring.

- - It is also plausible that the only reason they did so now, is to head off the bankruptcy case. It is a specious timing at best. One can only hope that the federal justice presiding over the SEC "settlement" case will take the stance of Judge Rakoff in NY and his on going battle with the SEC. Whereas Judge Rakoff flatly REFUSED to rubber stamp an SEC settlement with Citi Bank.

The SEC brought forth litigation to challenge the authority of Judge Rakoff to say no!

- - Can we have our enforcement agencies (and I'm alleging that they are really [lack of] enforcement entities) - demanding a justice simply agree with their wants and desires to sweep everything under the rug quietly?

I say No - HELL NO - Kudos to His Honor Rakoff and the many others who have followed his mindset.

- - Time is the enemy of justice and equity. Bankruptcy courts have Code & Rules that mandate Chapter 11 bankruptcies present a "PLAN" of reorganization within 180 days. After that time, the creditors can then bring forth their own plan and request the courts approval. For the last decade or more, this common sense principal has been expunged through arbitrary & capricious abuse of process for the sake of "good ole boy" firms sucking up as much in bankruptcy fees as possible.

In this particular case (which I plan to investigate this weekend) - there's a chance we are all being snowed!

-------------------------------------------------------------- What do you think?

My Abusing Crook (Tom Petters Ponzi Scheme) Seeks Less Jail Time and I Must Agree!

- - Undoubtedly there are going to be quite a few of you who think I'm nuts; but this is one debate worth having. I'm the owner of the http://www.Petters-Fraud.com/DOJ_Cover_UP.html website (as well as many other webs/blogs on manifest injustice issues). It took massive prodding by myself and others, to get Tom Petters schemes arrested in 2008.

Tom Petters got 50 years when he was found guilty and now seeks a reduction (See Star Tribune story = HERE)

- - I'm compelled to state that I agree with a lessor sentence and will note the various reasons why - Below

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My nickname is 'Laser the Liquidator'. Though my quest in life has been to "turn around" chaotic business scenarios, more often than not, people call for my services way too late. Fortunately for me, the biggest case of my lifetime career (35 years) was eToys.com; which was a successful "turn around" (though it still resides in the hands of crooks at Bain Capital/ Toys R Us). Prior to that time, of the 1000 cases plus that we handled, including computers, mushroom farms, furniture, toys and rental medical equipment etc., - upon occasion - I ran into bad faith parties.

Tom Petters is Paul Traub's partner (whom I'm still trying arduously to get arrested). Petters took me for $750,000 and left me standing in 105% heat during the liquidation of 'The Wiz' in New Jersey.

His cohort Mike Catain took me for $50,000. And their cohort (Larry 'Reservitz' Reynolds) laundered $12 Billion for Traub/ Petters/ Romney; and may possibly have been the one who arranged the abduction of my daughter (long story -in 2000/2001 Larry Reynolds sat only 17 feet away from me; but he was not in my same group of entities).

Catain also laundered $10 Billion +. Mike Catain got 10 years when he plead guilty, Larry 'Reservitz' Reynolds also is doing 10 years; but Tom Petters got 50 years.

I do not agree with the 50 years for Tom Petters and will assist him, if need be, to get a lessor sentence.


U.S. Attorney General Eric Holder Calls For ReVamp of Federal Sentence Guidelines!

- - Just when you are ready to call for his impeachment, Mr. Brilliance Eric Holder stops U.S. in our tracks with his new request. It's almost too apropos that we are having this discussion. Just the other day, United States Attorney General ("USAG" Eric Holder went upon the public record calling for an overhaul of the federal system of justice sentencing guidelines. (See one viewpoint on the Eric Holder remarks - HERE). Granted USAG Holder is talking more about Drug sentences (and there should be severe debates about all the 3 strikes laws); be that as it may, we have to start somewhere - And Start We Have!


Rolling Stone's Matt Taibbi asks the questions that BEG - Why do big fish get away 'Scot Free'?

Meanwhile, in a germane connected part of the puzzle, Rolling Stone's Matt Taibbi has this tidbit with his most recent article about federal investigations into Big (TBTF) Banks, the Goldman Sacks Fab Tourre affair and the unfairness of Welfare fraudsters having to pay back 100% of what they allegedly stole, while doing their time and jail. And - YET - the big bad Too Big To Fail (also too big to jail) parties get away with a less than total harm fine and no jail time. (See Taibbi's article "New Bank Investigations: Real Action or More of the Same".

I concur with Taibbi (while picking bones with him) - That the inequality SUCKS!

- - Meanwhile, others are discussing other issues that are interrelated. Such as the fact that the new Securities Exchange Commissions Chief is letting the clock tick away on the Mortgage Crisis cases (see New York Times article "Dear SEC Chief: Clock is Ticking on Mortgage Cases". A less formal insight can be found at the Wall Street on Parade Blog (HERE).


Cover Ups and None Prosecutions - Including Sexual Assault Cases

This one bugs any decent person. Most of U.S. are well aware about the cover ups of the Penn State debacle. More recently there's the case of University of Southern California ("USC" and how the victims, along with other concerned classmates finally got together and said HELL NO - NO MORE Sweeping it under the rug! (See the "orange realm" Diary on the case - HERE). There's also the major issue of Military cover ups of sexual assaults.

- - But, there's also good cases out there (as the DK diary reveals) of where good faith Administrators won't indulge the "Cover UP" mentality. Most recent is the Vanderbilt case (my school) - where (purportedly) football team students raped an unconscious woman. Arrested have been made, while the school did expel the purported offenders quickly (see DU thread - HERE).

This picture is from a fellow DK'r who is also my FB friend & Twitter follower. Horace Boothroyd III (I call him Mr. III) - is a LGBT activist and all around great human being (whom I've yet to meet personally). This is his chart on Rapes, cover ups and such.


BACK to Tom Petters and my vote for reducing his sentence.

- - Tom Petters (as far as I know) is a NON-violent offender. It serves no good purpose (except for the pretense that the DOJ is doing an good job) for him being in jail for 50 years (a life sentence in essence). There are also contributing factors of extreme national significance and importance.

1st of all - Paul Traub (Romney's secret attorney) - was named as the "Controller" of Tom Petters and the Ponzi scheme. This remark by Federal Receiver Douglas Kelley floored me in June 2012 (see Star Tribune article - HERE). If Petters was not (and I sincerely believe that he wasn't) the head boss, then he does NOT deserve any more of a sentence than Michael Catain and/or Larry 'Reservitz' Reynolds. It is a fact of public record that Paul Traub was also the partner of fraudster Marc Dreier. Mr. Traub was also involved in the Enron case, Kmart (which has never been reviewed - as far as we know), the FAO Schwartz, Kay Bee and eToys frauds, Stage Stores, Palm Beach Links, Sky Bell, Lancelot and Rothstein /Discala. As well as playing a fraud prank on the Okun 1031 Tax Group case (Okun getting 100 years).

- - Paul Traub confessed lying under oath and deliberate fraud on the court in 2005!

Had the feds acted properly, halting/arresting Paul Traub and his cohorts/cronies in 2005/2006; chances are the Marc Dreier, Tom Petters and OKUN cases, along with Palm Beach, Lancelot and Rothstein cases - would have been greatly reduced. (As a matter of fact Palm Beach/ Lancelot/ Sky Bell never would have transpired).

- - Marty Lackner is dead, eToys shareholder Robert Alber had to kill an attacker and Rothstein has a murder case also.

(PLUS - there's a John "Jack" Wheeler case this activist believes is connected).

However, because Paul Traub's frauds benefited Merrill Lynch, Wells Fargo, Goldman Sachs, Bain Capital and Mitt Romney; his DOJ files (purportedly) are red-flagged (marked "hands off". Traub's law firm of Traub Bonacquist & Fox has the other partner (Harold Bonacquist) still working for the U.S. Government as counsel for the Consulate General in Istanbul!

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What we have is a federal system of justice in total disarray. Just today, Professor Jonathan Turley's Blog has a story of how a federal prosecutor was accused by a federal justice of doing serious prosecutor misconduct (see JT's blog story - HERE). Professor Turley points out that the Washington D.C. BAR association engaged in mischievousness by only addressing the most minor offense of the wayward federal prosecutor, giving him nothing more than a verbal scolding.

And the DOJ is keeping the bad faith prosecutor on their payroll.

- - It is up to U.S., the citizenry to cry foul, when bad faith issues of our federal system of justice are transpiring and we are made aware of same. If we, those affected most by tyranny, cronyism and corruption, simply don't care enough to say "Stop the Bullying" - then there's NO motivation for remorse or relent. In the Tom Petters case there's the issue of Paul Traub, the fact that Tom Petters own lawyer (Doug Kelley & Wolter Lawfirm) were made the Federal Receiver over Tom Petters seized assets. Doug Kelley and his crony friends have received more than $75 million in fees and the Judge ruled that the Mandatory Victim Restitution Act does NOT apply in this case (see story - HERE). If the MVRA does not apply and Doug Kelley only gave the victims money of $15 million to the U.S. Attorney (who is under NO obligation to give any to victims) - then WTF is the Receiver there for anyway? Crooks illegal and crooks legal, either way we get screwed and Paul Traub gets to keep Fingerhut & Polaroid for Free!

I'm just sayin........


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