AP: Fraudster’s Self-Styled Litigation Strategy Led To Lengthier Prison Terms For Followers; Neville Solomon Cited UCC, Religious Passages Instead Of Listening To Lawyer

A 67-year-old fraudster who did not listen to his attorney and embarked on a bizarre legal strategy was sentenced to a longer prison term as a result, the AP is reporting.

Meanwhile, the AP is reporting that Neville Solomon met several other defendants in jail and shared his strategy, resulting in longer sentences for inmates who followed his advice, which cited the Uniform Commercial Code (UCC) and religious passages.

One of the prongs of Solomon’s strategy was to repeatedly say, “I accept your offer and return it for value,” according to the AP.

Read the AP story, which quotes a federal judge as saying a “whole bunch of people wound up in prison for a lot longer time than they should have” as a result of relying on improper defenses. At the same time, the story quotes a federal prosecutor who lamented the “crazy defense ideas out there.”

Some of the legal notions advanced by Solomon are similar to the notions advanced by AdSurfDaily President Andy Bowdoin.

Bowdoin, acting has his own attorney, advised a federal judge in 2009 that the mere filing of a pro se court document accomplished his objective of reversing a decision he made to surrender tens of millions of dollars in a Ponzi scheme forfeiture case “as a matter of law.”

U.S. District Judge Rosemary Collyer disagreed, ordering the forfeiture of more than $65.8 million from Bowdoin’s bank accounts.

The Solomon strategy also was reminiscent of a legal approach advocated by ASD member Curtis Richmond, a member of a Utah “Indian” tribe a federal judge ruled a complete “sham” in 2008. The “tribe” relied on fraudulent UCC claims in a bid to extort members of law enforcement, according to court filings.

Elsewhere, a federal judge in Washington state ordered bogus UCC liens filed against government officials to be struck last month.

Bogus liens filed by Ronald James Davenport of Deer Park sought the spectacular sum of nearly $5.2 billion from each of the officials, including U.S. Attorney James McDevitt of the Eastern District of Washington, an assistant U.S. attorney, a court clerk and an IRS agent, according to court records.

Prosecutors described Davenport as a “tax defier.” Davenport has described himself in court filings as a “sovereign.”

Davenport now has been charged criminally with filing false liens. If convicted, he faces up to 40 years in prison.

In February, a federal jury found Solomon guilty of money laundering. Prosecutors said he and an associate, Frederick W. Keiser Jr. of Minot, N.D., “promoted a scheme to fraudulently obtain money from potential investors by inducing them to wire money to a company called MidChina Capital Management” in Las Vegas.

“The phony investment promoted by Solomon and Keiser involved a fictitious bank trading or bank guarantee program in which bank instruments were to be obtained,” prosecutors said. “Solomon and Keiser convinced their victims that the bank instruments would generate exorbitant yields which would be used to fund other income-generating projects for MidChina, which in turn would result in investors gaining enormous returns.”

Solomon now has been sentenced to 86 months in federal prison and ordered to forfeit $2,043,235 — the proceeds of the fraud scheme.

“The sentence received by Mr. Solomon shows that investors who get defrauded like this will sit quietly waiting for their great returns for only so long,” said Assistant U.S. Attorney Brett Shasky. “If the promised return isn’t forthcoming and the investment isn’t returned, they will be heard. Persons choosing to promote such schemes should beware. The day will come when the price they pay for their greed will be great.”

The pro se notions advanced by Solomon also are reminiscent of approaches used by defendants in the infamous 3 Hebrew Boys Ponzi scheme in South Carolina. They’re also similar to notions advanced in the Gold Quest International (GQI) Ponzi and securities-fraud case in Nevada.

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6 Responses to “AP: Fraudster’s Self-Styled Litigation Strategy Led To Lengthier Prison Terms For Followers; Neville Solomon Cited UCC, Religious Passages Instead Of Listening To Lawyer”

  1. “A 67-year-old fraudster who did not listen to his attorney and embarked on a bizarre legal strategy was sentenced to a longer prison term as a result, the AP is reporting.”

    This should be a good lesson for all conspiracy theorists and all others who try to “bend the law” and are involved in ponzi schemes. We have already read reams about the supposed “incompetence” of the ASD / Andy Bowdoin’s previous attornies, and two of them have been elevated to important ranks in the judiciary since he hired them – so much for imcompetence.

    The US government is showing clear signs of trying to stamp out financial fraud, as the series of actions this year demonstrates. Ponzi promoters are no longer safe, because they are not the owners of the schemes. If this continues (and it shows no signs of abating) they will have to rely less on the aliens and a little more on common sense in future

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  2. When will these “sovereign” persons realize they are not going to prevail in court with this fantasy stuff? I am not holding my breath for the return of our Alien Lizard Overlords!!!

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  3. “I am not holding my breath for the return of our Alien Lizard Overlords!!!”

    Me neither. I would be deluding myself. ;)

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  4. Wait, I thought it was the “Mother Ship” that was circling above Earth? So will it be the Monster Lizard or the Aliens from the Mother Ship who get us first? This is too confusing.

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  5. “Wait, I thought it was the “Mother Ship” that was circling above Earth? So will it be the Monster Lizard or the Aliens from the Mother Ship who get us first? This is too confusing.”

    I suppose you are being sarcastic? ;)

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  6. Kathleen, yes, that was sarcasm and a reference to the nimrods that believe in NESARA. According to articles on the net regarding this, “Starships are too large to land on the surface of the planet, so ‘shuttles’ are used.” They also go on to tell us that at 10AM on the day following the “Announcement of NESARA”, the first public landings will begin in both the US and Canada.

    Allegedly, these craft are piloted by a race of “lizard-like” creatures. I know, it all sounds plausible, doesn’t it??

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