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Name: Laser Haas
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Love BB, Laser Tag, Poker (Tournaments only). Work with Occupy camps. Willing to help you in your fight for justice (let's discuss it).

Journal Archives

Former Cuomo Aide Joe Percoco Gets 6 years in Prison for Fraud, Corruption

Source: Spectrum News

A federal judge Thursday sentenced a former top aide to Gov. Andrew Cuomo to six years in prison for fraud and accepting bribes.

Joseph Percoco was convicted in March of accepting more than $300,000 in bribes from companies that wanted to gain influence with the Cuomo administration. He was acquitted of extortion.

Cuomo wasn't accused of wrongdoing, but testimony presented an unflattering picture of the inner workings of his office.

Speaking in Manhattan, U.S. District Judge Valerie Caproni said she hoped the sentence would be heard in the state capital.

Read more: http://www.ny1.com/nyc/all-boroughs/news/2018/09/20/sentencing-former-gov-cuomo-aide-joe-percoco

Madoff Tipster Has Big Concerns About SEC's Whistleblower Proposal

Source: National Law Journal

In 2009, with the wounds of Bernie Madoff’s financial fraud still fresh, a forensic accountant named Harry Markopolos told a congressional committee that he “gift wrapped and delivered” damning evidence of the scheme to securities regulators—only to be ignored.

The U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission soon would go on to create a whistleblower program, part of the Dodd-Frank Wall Street reform overhaul. Markopolos had recommended such a program, one that has generated tens of millions of dollars in award bounty for tipsters.

A decade later, Markopolos now worries that proposed changes to the SEC’s whistleblower program could undercut the agency’s efforts to attract tipsters cut in his mold: outside analysts who pull together a puzzle of publicly available information to give regulators an eye-opening picture of fraud.

Read more: https://www.law.com/nationallawjournal/2018/09/18/madoff-tipster-has-some-big-concerns-about-secs-whistleblower-proposal/

Jay Clayton is a Wall Street tool!

Betsy DeVos Loses Lawsuit On Student Loan Forgiveness

Got this one too late for LBN. Be that as it may, according to Forbes, a Federal Judge ruled that Davis loses on her plots concerning student loan forgiveness.


Per Forbes article

Attorneys general from 19 states, plus District of Columbia, sued U.S. Secretary of Education Betsy DeVos and the U.S. Department of Education for delaying a borrower protection rule that was scheduled to take effect beginning July 1.

The lawsuit was filed in federal district court in Washington, D.C. and alleged that DeVos illegally delayed the implementation of the borrower defense to repaying rule, which was intended by the Obama administration to make it easier for defrauded student loan borrowers to receive student loan debt forgiveness.

The attorneys general claimed that DeVos violated the Administrative Procedures Act because she did not meet the standard for a delay, give proper notice or afford adequate time for public comment. The lawsuit asked the court to implement the borrower defense rule promptly.

In a 57-page legal opinion, U.S. District Judge Randolph Moss wrote that the Education Department’s rationale was “was arbitrary and capricious.”

Trump to declassify controversial text messages, documents related to Russia probe

Source: The HILL

President Trump has ordered the declassification of a series of highly sensitive documents related to the Russia investigation, the White House announced Monday.

Under the order, classified portions of a surveillance application for former Trump campaign adviser Carter Page and "all text messages relating to the Russia investigation" from former FBI Director James Comey and several other top federal officials could become public

Read more: https://thehill.com/homenews/administration/407103-trump-to-declassify-controversial-text-messages-documents-related-to?userid=216387

Sen. Warren sponsered Bill to end - Too Big to Jail - but it died

Back in March, 2018, Senator Warren cries a loud foul and sponsored a BILL that the - Too Big to Jail - must end.

Unfortunately, in the era of Trump, it has near zero chance of getting done.

The Tweet, above, is from one of the millions of people harmed by the mortgage crisis, where the fraud continues to this very day.

As a matter of fact, Trump's Administration is eviscerating Dodd Frank, Sarbanes Oxley; and, with Goldman Sachs Jay Clayton running the SEC -prosecutions of financial fraud is on the demise.

And that shit ain't right!

Real journalists are whistleblowers: the rest should STFU


Since the consolidation of media outlets, into the hands of ruthless few (Bezos & Murdoch, Bain Capital, etc.,) there's not much, any more, in the way of investigative journalism.

Most journos, today, are mouth pieces for bad agendas.

Matthew Goldstein for NYT DealB%k (funded by Goldman Sachs) is no better than Romney's LameBlah, and Ham"ity.

Goldstein sings what Goldman Sachs wails.

Question is, why do we give these bullchiters, time of day.

The Tweet, above, is about Daniel Ellsberg, who was a true, red-white & blue, whistleblower, who found a real investigative journalist, that exposed the Pentagon Papers.

Ellsberg risked his life, as they tried to put him in prison.

Daniel Ellsberg is a hero.

As the reporters hunted down truths, editors let the tales be told, once the facts were corroborated.

Editors today, are a breed apart, of editors of yesteryear.

Now, during the current era of mega mergers, of main stream.media outlets, things have grown so big, Bain Capital's Clear Channel is in bankruptcy, for more than $20 billion.

WaPo was broke, also, as are others, like Tribune.

Ruppert's conglomerate, was in jeopardy of swinging to becoming a real threat; because his sons aren't GOP diehards (like their father).

So, Sinclair is buying up stations, to maintain status quo.

Question is, has the drive for profits, combined with the killing of investigative journalism, resulted in an unsustainable business model.

All I know is, journos should tell the truth - or STFU!


Real investigative journalists are true HEROES

Unfortunately, there are too few.

Having our eToys related cases, written about more than 169 times, and several documentaries (including a few on American Greed), I've unwittingly become, sort of an expert on journalists ways & means.

Some find a way; and some are really mean.

Unfortunately, as I've learned, all too well, reporters do not control the presses.

Editors, owners and general counsels control what we see and hear; which, more often than not, tends to be a skewed view, of the facts.

Lee Camp, Greg Palast and Chris Hedges are pro journo, who hunt down facts and tell true tales; which has cost them lucrative careers.

Now, you make arguments for TYT, or Taibbi, Sirota and Amy; but I know them to be, a strange breed (wishing Sirota practiced what he preaches, in that Tweet, above).

Here's how the real world treats - Real investigative - journalists.

WSJ's Joe Periera did the 1st, true story, in July 2005, on our eToys case, about Paul Traub.

Pereira lost his beat!

Matt Taibbi took my stuff and did his famous Mitt Roimney Rolling Stone cover story ("Greed and Debt".

Taibbi then.left his beat; later coming back to Rolling Stone (IMO becoming impotent).

Rmuse at POLITICUSUSA.com, did a series of stories, on Romney & Bain Capital.

Then, Rmuse, lost his beat.

Nathaniel Downs did one of the best stories, for Addicting Info, about my suing Romney/ Bain/ Sachs, for RICO ("Romney Slapped with Racketeering".

Downes lost his beat.

FireDogLake's Daniel Wright actuslly, sort of joined Downes, were Wright helped stopped Romney's 3rd POTUS run.

FDL closed and became ShadowProof, were Wright may have kept his beat; but he went wrong - told me to F off!

L.A. Times, Scott Glover, didn't even mention me, or our etoys case name, when he reported on GW Bush guy shutting doen the Public Corruption Task Force (see "Shake-up toils federal prosecutors".

Fed prosecutors kept theirs, as Glover lost his beat.

New York Times Joe Nocera didn't talk to me, when he wrote his article in March 2013 ("Rigging the I.P.O. Game"

Nocera lost his beat!

The list goes on and on. Such as Crooks and Liars doing a retell of Nathaniel Downs "Romney Slapped with Racketeering".

Crooksandliars was sold and the new person told me to F..offand locked me out from commenting of their realm.

Currently, my true journo, is the up & coming Aaron Kessel who lost his beat and Twitter has locked his account, out.

Thing is, there are those who care about true investigative journalism; and they tend to lose their beat - some even lose their lives; but not main - lame - stream.

ProPublica's Eisinger wrote a book about the Feds being "Chickenshits"; but Eisinger & ProPublica are also Chickenchits - themselves.

Romney is going to be Utah's Senator, and the Boston Globe was owned by the NYT; and is now owned by Redsox owner - Mr. Henry.

The Globe isn't saying much about Mitt, these days.

Cause and effect was NYT Nocera doing a story on 1/10th of the fraud in our eToys case; and, yet, Nocera's "Rigging the IPO Game" article, resulted in Bain Capital having to shut down going public with Toys R Us.

Just think about what would have happen, if any of these lame-stream media outlets had actually done a Dan Ellsberg effort on this massive Wall Street fraud case?

We may never know. Thousands have lost billions and people have died, untimely, to make sure our etoys case stays buried.

Romney can't run, in 2020, until Toys R Us & I - die!

You see that's The Washington Post talking about "How to be a Journalist" and "What is a Whistleblower".

Besos gang doesnt know shit from shineola about either one.

I'm a Whistleblower (some reporting says I'm a "serial whistleblower"; and I've become an investigative journalist (with only 10,000 followers). IMO WaPo wouldn't know a whistleblower, if he barked at them loudly (trust me, I have).

And, as for WaPo's slogan, upon its website, stating "Democracy Dies in Darkness"

IMO - WaPo and likekind - are the ones killing it.

And, as such, WaPo and their - likekind - should STFU!

Congress Subpoena's DHS official amid accusations of punishing whistleblowers

Source: ABC News

After allegedly refusing to cooperate with investigators, Congressional leaders are ordering a senior Department of Homeland Security official to answer questions regarding reported retaliation against whistleblowers within the department, according to documents obtained by ABC News.

The subpoena, issued Friday by the House Oversight Committee, directs DHS's Principal Deputy General Counsel Joseph Maher to appear for an interview after allegedly denying their request to comply with the committee's orders to turn over documents and answer questions for nearly two years.

"With most government officials, subpoenas do not even have to be threatened, much less executed," Trey Gowdy (R-South Carolina) wrote in a letter to Maher, which was obtained by ABC News. "Therefore, your uncooperative posture is a telling and unacceptable outlier."

The committee accuses the Transportation Security Administration, an agency under the DHS umbrella, of withholding and redacting documents in an effort to hide senior-level misconduct from investigators. Investigators believe the agency did so at the direction of Maher's office, according to the subpoena.

Read more: https://abcnews.go.com/US/congress-subpoenas-uncooperative-dhs-official-amid-accusations-punishing/story?id=57830844

Trump Administration doesn't care about what is right.

Making all of this - so wrong.

Ha Ha - Did Trump's family get caught wearing Nike?


Evidently, the kid, didn't get the memo.

Whistleblower's Heide Webber considers Halunen Law gig


Heidi Webber blew the whistle on the frauds of Global University; which resulted in her being featured on Judge Alex Ferrer's prime time TV show 'Whistleblower'.

Resultant of the nation exposed case (and the rare success for a whistleblower) Globe U., whistleblower, Heidi Webber, is in discussions with Minnesota law firm of Clayton Halunen, on considering Heidi Webber becoming a part of Halunen's firm.

We think this is a great idea!

Many of us are ecstatic that Judge Alex Ferrer's new TV show - Whistleblower - has been a success. It is an effort in support of truth telling; which is long over due.

We applaud Attorney at Law, Clayton Halunen, considering having Global U., whistleblower, Heidi form a whistleblower advocacy unit, in his firm.

For decades, now, whistleblowers have suffered loss of job, income, career and worse; because, the telling of hard truths, comes and great risk.

Arguably, the risk to reward ration is a suckers bet!

Don't get me wrong, as I'm a lifetime whistleblower, who still believes it must be done, regardless of reward; and Judge Alex Ferret agrees that thoughts of rewards are secondary.

It is deeply encouraging to see the 'Whistleblower' show foster so much national attention, into unchartered waters.

Lawyers and firms who will even bother to listen to a whistleblower, are extremely hard to find.

Hopefully, with such, positive light on whistleblowing, occurring, due to the national exposure of Judge Alex Ferrer's 'Whistleblowerr' show - perhaps - truth telling will be more readily accepted; and more law firms will consider whistleblower advocacy units, as part of their efforts!

Is it okay to put a foot in Romney ass during Senate run

As the former CEO of eToys.com, upset that the refusal to investigate or prosecute Mitt Romney resulted in the demise of Toys R Us (which stole our eToys), I posted a Tweet on the issue of - whether or not- it is a federal crime to put my foot in Mitt Romney's ass.

Billions stolen, public company destroyed and people died, Speciously.

Shouldn't victims be allowed the satisfaction of getting in the ring with Wall Street - Above the Law - fraudsters?

Just sayin......

...........................some - J U S T I C E

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