BREAKING NEWS: AdViewGlobal Moves Underground; Posts ‘Articles Of Association’ That Name Bowdoin Step-Son A Trustee; Ex-ASD Exec Gary Talbert Also Named A Trustee

On the Surf’s Up forum, the Mods are saying there are no ties between AdSurfDaily and AdView Global. But information on AVG’s website tells a different story.

George F. Harris is named a trustee of a new group that’s calling itself “AV Global Association.” Harris is the son of Edna Faye Bowdoin, wife of ASD President Andy Bowdoin. Federal prosecutors went to court in December, filing a forfeiture complaint against property obtained with ASD funds by Harris and his mother.

Included was a home in Tallahassee, Fla. The $157,000 mortgage on the property was retired with ASD funds moved from the company’s Bank of America accounts into a separate account established by Harris and his mother, prosecutors said.

ASD funds also were used to purchase a $28,000 Honda CRV for Harris and his wife, Judy Harris, prosecutors said.

Also named in the association document is Gary Talbert, a former executive at ASD. ASD is headquartered in Quincy, Fla., and was accused in August of operating a $100 million Ponzi scheme and selling unregistered securities by masking the company as an advertising service.

Trust Document screen shot.

Trust Document screen shot.

The association document is reproduced below:

ARTICLES OF ASSOCIATION

OF

AV Global Association

(A Private Membership Association)

ARTICLE I

Declaration of Purpose

1. This Association of members hereby declares that our main objective is to protect our rights to freedom of choice regarding our advertising and marketing information and conduct, through maintaining our Constitutional rights.

2. As members, we affirm our belief that the Constitution of the United States is one of the best documents ever devised by man and the signer of the Declaration of Independence did so out of love for their country. We believe that the First Amendment of the Constitution of the United States of America guarantees our members the rights of free speech, petition, assembly, and the right to gather together for the lawful purpose of advising and helping one another in asserting our rights under the Federal and State Constitutions and Statutes. We strive to maintain and improve the civil rights, constitutional guarantees, freedom of choice in advertising and marketing information and conduct and political freedom of every member and citizen of the United States of America.

3. We declare the basic right of all of our members to select spokesmen from our number who could be expected to give wisest counsel and advice concerning advertising and marketing enterprises and to select from our number those members who are the most skilled to assist and facilitate the actual performance of advertising and marketing enterprises.

4. We proclaim the freedom to choose and perform for ourselves the types of advertising and marketing enterprises.

5. The Association will recognize any person (irrespective of race, color, or religion) who is in accordance with these principles and policies as a member, and will provide a medium through which its individual members may associate for actuating and bringing to fruition the purposes heretofore declared.

ARTICLE II

Name and Status

1. The name of this national membership association shall be AV Global Association, hereinafter referred to as “Association”. The Association is formed under common law and forms no legal entity distinct from that of its members for litigation purposes.

ARTICLE III

Membership and Dues

1. Membership shall be open to any person which or who adheres to the purposes of this Association in Article I.

2. A yearly membership may be offered at ten dollars ($10.00) or more, as determined by the Trustee(s). Additional assessments may be made at any time for services or benefits rendered. Honorary memberships may be offered and recognized until December 31, 2009.

3. This membership does not entitle a member to any interest in the Association or management thereof, and a member will not be liable for any debts, obligations, liabilities, judgments, suits, etc., of the Association.

4. The Trustee(s) shall have the right to sanction a member upon unanimous vote of the Trustee(s), after a hearing of the facts where the member may be present after notification. The sanctions include removal from active membership or imposing any other special and necessary conditions upon any member who shall discredit or bring harm to the Association in any manner.

5. Any disputes or complaints that arise between the members will be settled by the Association’s Dispute Committee Panel. Any controversy or claim arising out of, or relating to, this association or its members will be resolved by an association Dispute Committee Panel of twelve (12) members in good standing randomly appointed from the existing members of the association that are willing and able to serve. A time and location of the hearing will be determined by the Trustee and travel and lodging expenses will be provided by the association for the Panel. All Parties to the hearing will be allowed to introduce any and all evidence, call witnesses and cross-examine witnesses. A two-thirds (2/3) majority of the Panel is required to decide which party is to prevail and the amount of monetary judgment. If a two-thirds (2/3) majority decision cannot be obtained, a new association Dispute Committee Panel may be appointed to decide the case or controversy.

ARTICLE IV

Officers and Duties

1. All officers shall be members of the Association.

2. The officers shall be President, Vice-President and Secretary-Treasury.

3. Officers shall be appointed and removed by the Trustee(s). Officer positions may be vacant for any period of time. The Trustee(s) may serve as Officers.

4. The President, or in his/her absence, the Vice-President, shall preside over all membership meetings of the Association, manage all affairs as an agent and defend all actions for and against the Association and its members.

5. The Vice-President’s duties are the same as the President’s and the Vice-President will serve at the pleasure of the President.

6. Secretary-Treasurer: The Secretary-Treasurer will record and maintain minutes of all meetings and keep all records of the Association.

ARTICLE V

Trustees

1. All Trustee(s) will be members of the Association.

2. The Trustee(s) will assume control and the legal, liable, financial and tax responsibility of the Association as the principal. The Trustee(s) will set the compensation of the Officers, Trustee(s) and any other employees of the Association. The liability of the Association is limited to the assets and property of the Association and does not extend to the Trustee(s) individually.

3. The Trustee(s) may appoint a Special Trustee for the limited purposes of representing the Association in court or other legal proceedings as either plaintiff or defendant. The Trustee(s) may appoint a Special Trustee for the limited purposes of maintaining, preparing and filing all local, state and federal tax returns.

4. The Trustee(s) will have the power and responsibility to select from the membership the member(s) who will perform assistance in educating and administering advertising and marketing information to fellow members in accordance with the Declaration of Purpose and to contract with them for such purpose. The Trustee(s) will not contract for any advertising or marketing that would constitute a clear and present danger of substantive evil.

5. The Trustee(s) will have the power and responsibility to determine levels of membership, levels of membership benefits, what benefits will be offered to all members free of charge and for what benefit and at what amount of cost to the member “special assessment” fees will be levied.

6. All official decisions and actions of the Association will be upon majority consent of the Trustee(s), memorialized by minutes.

7. The original Trustee of the Association will be: First Trustee, Gary D. Talbert.

8. The Successor Trustee of the Association will be George F. Harris.

9. In the event of death of the First Trustee or should he become mentally or legally incapacitated and unable to perform her duties, the Successor Trustee shall assume the position of First Trustee. The First Trustee hereby authorizes any and all successor trustee(s) to this “Association” access to the association information and conduct concerning the First Trustee for the evaluation of mental or legal incapacity of the First Trustee at any time.

10. Provided, however, that a Trustee may be removed by the Protector of this association when the Trustee has been guilty of mismanagement, fraud, malfeasance or any other overt acts that do not work in the best interest of the association and its members. The guilt of the Trustee is to be determined by the sole discretion of the Protector. The Protector shall have the sole authority to appoint a replacement Trustee in any event other than himself or herself who will remain as Trustee unless replaced by the Protector or a vote of the membership according to these Articles of Association. The Protector of this Association is Nate Boyd. In the event of death of Nate Boyd, Protector, the Successor Protector will be George Harris.

11. When the Association membership achieves one million (1,000,000) members, they will have the power to replace with a member of their own choice the Trustee and his successors upon two thirds (2/3) majority vote.

ARTICLE VI

By-Laws

1. By-laws may be adopted by the Association for the purpose of carrying out the Association’s Declaration of Purpose. The Board of Trustee(s) may promulgate and adopt by-laws by unanimous consent which will have the same force and effect as the Articles of the Association provided that said by-laws do not contravene the Articles of Association and provided that said by-laws may be repealed by two-thirds (2/3) majority vote of the members.

ARTICLE VII

Amendments

1. The Articles of Association may be amended upon unanimous consent of the Trustee(s). The amendments will be submitted to the members for their ratification. If the Association achieves ratification by three-fourths (3/4) of the members, that existed at the time the amendment was first submitted, within one year of passing the amendment, the amendment will become a part of the Articles of Association and be binding upon all the members.

ARTICLE VIII

Dissolution

1. The Association will terminate upon the death of the last remaining member or upon unanimous decision of the Trustee(s). All assets and liabilities will then revert to the trustee(s) at the time of dissolution.

ARTICLE IX

Construction and Interpretation of These Articles

1. Any reference in these Articles to the masculine also includes the feminine when appropriate and any reference in these Articles to the singular also includes the plural when appropriate.

2. This Association will be construed and interpreted under the laws of the State of Florida, U.S. Constitution and the Florida Constitution.

Editor’s Note: At the time of publication, this document was published at:

http://adviewglobal.com/Articles_of_Association.html

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18 Responses to “BREAKING NEWS: AdViewGlobal Moves Underground; Posts ‘Articles Of Association’ That Name Bowdoin Step-Son A Trustee; Ex-ASD Exec Gary Talbert Also Named A Trustee”

  1. Oh dear oh dear oh dear. What a truthful bunch of Mods they are!

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  2. You’ve got to trust a woman on this: Faye Harris Bowdoin is the mother of George F. Harris, therefore Faye’s husband Andy Bowdoin is George Harris’s stepfather and Judy Harris’s stepfather-in-law. Having an immediate grasp of the fine distinctions in these relationship might require two X chromosomes.

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  3. Hi Marci,

    I edited the headline to refer to Harris as Bowdoin’s step-son.

    Thanks.

    Patrick

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  4. just remember Faye was the get-way driver when the cashier checks left BOA and drove it to capital city!!! poor Faye!!! what a buch of sh—!!!!

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  5. My contracts professor sent me an e-mail after reading this…a direct quote

    “It looks like it was written by a tax denier on hallucinogens” and I get the reference, the stuff at the top isn’t a contract, it’s a right wing sovereign citizen manifesto, I wonder if they brought in Curtis Richmond and The mad Professor to draft this thing in accordance with Tribal (Beef N Cheddar Chapter) law.

    You were right in the post you made elsewhere, these people are too weird to be fictional.

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  6. Patrick,

    The terms of the document are pretty amazing as well. It makes the ASDMBA trustee agreement look like an honest, above-board attempt to form a real trust that would benefit contributors/members by comparison. The document lists Talbert as the sole trustee, and gives him legal right to do whatever he wants at any time with all of the money that ever flows through AVG, upon a majority vote of the trustees. Convenient that he is the sole trustee! Anyone who joins AVG after seeing this document is either criminally connected to the insiders, or stupid at an nearly indescribable level. On the other hand, they CAN kick Talbert out if they can get 2/3 of the members to vote to kick him out as the trustee, once AVG reaches 1,000,000 members. That would give Talbert about a billion dollars if ASD is a model, which is probably enough for him…..

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  7. Hi Mark,

    Mark kreiling: just remember Faye was the get-way driver when the cashier checks left BOA and drove it to capital city!!! poor Faye!!! what a buch of sh—!!!!

    As you know, Faye and her son set up the account at the other bank, according to the Feds. And she also had a role in purchasing the water toys.

    Back in August, when we first started covering this story, some people called Faye “Faith.” Her full role in unclear. But her son is part of a group that fundamentally just declared its sovereignty from U.S. law, claiming its right to conduct business illegally is protected by the Constitution.

    Patrick

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  8. Hi Gregg,

    Gregg Evans: “It looks like it was written by a tax denier on hallucinogens” and I get the reference, the stuff at the top isn’t a contract, it’s a right wing sovereign citizen manifesto, I wonder if they brought in Curtis Richmond and The mad Professor to draft this thing in accordance with Tribal (Beef N Cheddar Chapter) law.

    You were right in the post you made elsewhere, these people are too weird to be fictional.

    In the earliest days, it was clear that one couldn’t be far enough to the Right to please some of the folks. At first, there was a built-in assumption that all ASD members were Republicans.

    When some Dems started posting, the organizers had to do some retooling to make the umbrella a little wider.

    One of the most striking things about this entire drama is the acute lack of political awareness by some folks who claim to understand how things really work. Shifting allegiances — the allegiances of convenience — also are in play now.

    Andy gave money to the GOP. When it became clear that his donations couldn’t help extract him from this mess, some people shifted blame to Bush and the Bush Justice Department — after previously identifying themselves as law-and-order Republicans.

    And now they want Pat Leahy to intervene.

    Basically they’re making it up as they go along. Each move by the Feds now forces Bowdoin’s followers to conflate a more extreme reality because the prosecutors have destroyed anything that approaches plausible deniability.

    The followers have utterly marginalized themselves.

    Patrick

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  9. Hi Entertained,

    Entertained: The terms of the document are pretty amazing as well. It makes the ASDMBA trustee agreement look like an honest, above-board attempt to form a real trust that would benefit contributors/members by comparison. The document lists Talbert as the sole trustee, and gives him legal right to do whatever he wants at any time with all of the money that ever flows through AVG, upon a majority vote of the trustees. Convenient that he is the sole trustee! Anyone who joins AVG after seeing this document is either criminally connected to the insiders, or stupid at an nearly indescribable level. On the other hand, they CAN kick Talbert out if they can get 2/3 of the members to vote to kick him out as the trustee, once AVG reaches 1,000,000 members. That would give Talbert about a billion dollars if ASD is a model, which is probably enough for him…..

    You’ve distilled this well. And to think that only yesterday the Surf’s Up Mods were insisting there were no ties between ASD/AVG — after previously insisting that anyone who dared suggest there were ties and cited the evidence was a lunatic.

    The AVG forum operated by the Surf’s Up Mods now has gone underground. The “founders” know they’re caught. Wouldn’t surprise me if they knew several days ago and started to obstruct justice behind the scenes.

    Patrick

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  10. Hi alasycia,

    alasycia: Oh dear oh dear oh dear. What a truthful bunch of Mods they are!

    At least one of them will fold if the Feds come knocking and rat out the rest. They aren’t as committed to the “cause” as they are committed to not getting caught.

    Patrick

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  11. Hi Gregg,

    Gregg Evans: manifesto,

    Just wanted to add that “manifesto” does neatly describe this.

    Patrick

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  12. Interesting info. Thought I would share something that backs up the deceptive lies story. I received this last update from a big promoter in AVG, last because I am not a member, just an interested party.

    Great call tonight! This email is only going out to my prospects who asked for more info on AVG. AVGA calls are now private and for members Only since we are now a private association as of Tuesday 23rd. As you get onto the call you will need to give your AVGA member number, so to have access to the conference calls you will need to sign up for AVGA, and may do so for free before deciding to make purchases. When you log in your account you will be asked to sign the form to comply to being a part of the private association. Along with this recent change, there will be many changes that come with it, mostly to keep information private and privileged to Only AVGA members. This means we need to be Very careful what we post on public websites (forums, social sites, personal sites, blogs and email emails to non members). Because of this I will be unable to send out these update emails for those who have not siged up. So if you are interested in AVGA, please sign up for free now, you are under no pressure to make any payments, but without signing up I am not permitted in sending any company updates to you. Below are my notes from the call tonight, and unless I see you signed up in my backoffice this will be the last information email I can send out:

    Since AVG is now a private association AVG now changed its name to AVGA (Ad View Global Association)

    Our referral links will be changed appropriately for us.

    We are now a 1st and 14thamendment association. We are now private members of the association. This gives us a high threshold of protection. This protects us from acts that may be viewed as criminal in some states or jurisdictions, but not in an association (such as give legal advice when you’re not an attorney, or give medical services without a medical license etc.). This does not include actual crimes in themselves such as murder, assault etc. This protects our freedom and liberty. This offers us privacy but not to be confused with a need for secrecy. This is protection and compliance that is legal and legit.

    This opens us up to include the US! (this could mean rallies in the US…but Only open to AVGA members…no prospects.)

    US citizens do not need to fear that we are not compliant now being a private association, we will be legally established and have the 1120 tax forms to fill, which is the tax form for corporations, so the association will be compliant with the IRS.

    We will get a strict protocol on how to market the opportunity now giving a very limited amount of info out before someone signs up, giving them the opportunity to privilated info to decide if they want to carry on with AVGA.

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  13. Joe,

    Thanks for the post. Nice to see that they acknowledge that if they are involved in criminal activity (and they are — they’re running a money-laundering, wire fraud, Ponzi scheme) then being part of a private association will NOT protect them from the wrath of law enforcement…….

    I also really like the last phrase, essentially stating that they will now choose to NOT give prospective members much information until they sign up — another tacit admission of deception. Amazing…..

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  14. Joe: This does not include actual crimes in themselves such as murder, assault etc.

    I wonder, how do they get around the fact that “This does not include actual crimes in themselves such as murder, assault etc” could just as easily be written as: “This does not include actual crimes in themselves such as murder, assault, wire fraud and conspiracy to commit either or both”

    Further, when will these people learn that “private” does not equate “invisible” ???

    They might as well put an invitation on their webpage saying “Dear Law Enforcement Agencies, please register for our association under an assumed name, just as you did for ASD”

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  15. I like this little quip

    Along with this recent change, there will be many changes that come with it, mostly to keep information private and privileged to Only AVGA members. This means we need to be Very careful what we post on public websites (forums, social sites, personal sites, blogs and email emails to non members)

    Well, so much for the ponzi, get out now kids, cause if you can’t pimp it to death to get new money coming in, there aren’t any payouts in the future….

    No ponzi scheme can ever make good on the “Private” threats, you can’t steal what’s not coming in.

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