Transition Progresses: No ASD Court Updates Yesterday

We checked Judge Rosemary Collyer’s docket in the AdSurfDaily case several times yesterday. The most recent entry was the Dec. 3 denial of “Leave to File” directed at an unnamed party. The party who was denied had attempted to file a motion to void judgment.

On Nov. 20, Judge Collyer issued a separate denial of “Leave to File,” this one directed at ASD member Curtis Richmond. Richmond attempted to file a motion to dismiss the ASD forfeiture case, according to the docket.

Richmond is associated with a Utah “Indian” tribe a judge ruled a sham and has a history of clashing with federal judges, prosecutors, law-enforcement agencies and others. It is unclear if Richmond was the party who attempted to file the motion to void judgment. The sham “Indian” tribe has filed similar motions in other cases, but Judge Collyer’s docket does not list a name in the Dec. 3 denial.

If you’re new to this site, we’ve been covering the civil-forfeiture case against money and property linked to AdSurfDaily Inc. and ASD President Andy Bowdoin. Federal prosecutors believe ASD, which deemed itself a professional advertising service, was a criminal enterprise running an autosurf Ponzi scheme. Federal agents seized about $100 million in August.

Separately, we still are in the process of porting this website. There may be occasional outages over the next few days. We made considerable progress yesterday, and fine-tuning will continue over the next several days.

One thing you might notice is that the site may not load properly at all times. This is because the domain is re-propagating. It is possible that such quirks may occur over the next five days or so.

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2 Responses to “Transition Progresses: No ASD Court Updates Yesterday”

  1. Dear Patrick: Thanks for the sane and accurate reporting of ASD events through the weeks past. What I would like to know, is why Andy Bowdoin has not been prosecuted. How can an obvious scamster be let off the hook with just a confiscation of money. I think that the guy should do jail time for his second offense in the same type of illegal activity. Your thoughts, please. Thanks– Ron.

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  2. Hello Ron,

    The Justice Department typically won’t talk about investigations in progress, except perhaps in a generic sense.

    The civil-forfeiture complaint naming the money and real estate “defendants” makes it clear that the Feds believe ASD is a criminal enterprise. Investigations don’t stop on the date allegations are filed — in some ways, in-depth probes only are getting started when the first paperwork is filed.

    Only time will tell if a criminal prosecution will result. Remember, though, that the U.S. Secret Service is involved, which means the government sees a threat against the Treasury and the banking system. Given the state of the U.S. economy and the proliferation of autosurfs, a criminal prosecution is a distinct possibility.

    Take care — and thanks for the note.

    Patrick

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