UPDATE: Cornell University Seeks To Determine If Man Referenced In Email Circulated By ASD Members’ Group Is Licensed Attorney; Website Listing For Kenneth Wayne Leaming Under Review

UPDATED 11:04 A.M. ET (U.S.A.) Cornell University said Sunday that it will remove a listing on its Law School website for Kenneth Wayne Leaming of Spanaway, Wash., if Leaming proves not to be a licensed attorney. A review of the listing and the circumstances under which Leaming’s name was added to a database of attorneys’ names is under way.

A person named Kenneth Wayne Leaming of Spanaway, Wash., was accused in 2005 of engaging in the unauthorized practice of law, according to a document that appears on the website of the Washington State Bar Association (WSBA.) Meanwhile, a person by the same name is referenced by the Anti-Defamation League (ADL) as a “self-described ‘recognized international lawyer’ and a member of an “extremist group” known as “Little Shell Pembina Band of North America.”

The group is known to have ties to Washington state, according to ADL.

Leaming, according to ADL, once served as a deputy sheriff and member of the Civil Rights Task Force, a “sovereign citizen group that has used badges and raid jackets to resemble law enforcement officers.”

Cornell noted that Leaming should “have provided us with documentary proof of his law license” before his name was published on a website the Law School runs in partnership with Justia.com.

“[O]bviously that needs to be double-checked at this point for validity or alterations,” said Thomas R. Bruce, director of Cornell’s Legal Information Institute. “Of course we’ll remove him if he’s not what he claims to be.”

As part of its partnership with Justia, Cornell publishes free listings for licensed attorneys across the United States. Leaming’s name appears in listings on both the Cornell Law School site and the Justia site.

Leaming’s name also appears in a listing at Oyez.org, another Justia-affiliated site that publishes information on cases before the U.S. Supreme Court.  Whether Leaming, whose listings advertise a practice in Spanaway, is a licensed attorney is unclear.

The listings, which advertise a fee structure and areas of practice such as Admiralty/Maritime, Business Law, Estate Planning and Native American Law, do not reference any law school attended by Leaming or law degree obtained. Bruce said the university would work with Justia to review “verification procedures used to make sure that those who claim to be attorneys actually are.”

Whether Leaming has a law degree and is licensed to practice law in any state remains unclear. Bruce said the document published on the WSBA website “certainly paints an unfavorable picture.”

Leaming goes by the nickname “Keny” and is associated with an entity known as “AMERICAN-INTERNATIONAL BUSINESS LAW INC.,” according to the listings on the Justia-connected sites.

Last week members of Florida-based AdSurfDaily received an email that referenced “Keny” and the same business entity referenced in the attorney listings published by Cornell and others.

The email, which appears to be a compendium that cobbles together communications from members of a group within ASD and asks ASD members to pass along the information, implies that ASD members who file for restitution through a government-approved process may face legal action from the group, which has or will file claims against the “illicit UNITED STATED (sic) OF AMERICA INC. et al” for its prosecution of the ASD Ponzi scheme case brought by the U.S. Secret Service in August 2008.

“The Secret Service does not comment on or discuss ongoing investigations,” an agency spokesman said this morning.

A purported “legal opinion” by “Keny” was contained within the email received by ASD members, which was circulated by an ASD member referred to as “Sara.”

ASD is known to have ties to the so-called “Patriot” and “sovereign” movements. The movements are known to engage in what has been described as “paper terrorism” designed to rattle the government and litigation opponents.

The U.S. Secret Service seized tens of millions of dollars from the personal bank accounts of ASD President Andy Bowdoin in August 2008, alleging he was at the helm of a massive Ponzi scheme.

An attorneys’ database at Martindale.com appears to have no listing for a lawyer named “Kenneth Leaming,” “Ken Leaming” or “Keny Leaming.”

See earlier story.

About the Author

12 Responses to “UPDATE: Cornell University Seeks To Determine If Man Referenced In Email Circulated By ASD Members’ Group Is Licensed Attorney; Website Listing For Kenneth Wayne Leaming Under Review”

  1. Patrick:

    There is no listing at the Bar Association for the State of Washington even using the name of the town he practices in.

      (Quote)

  2. And just when I thought I’d heard the last of the “Arby’s Indians” !! !! !

      (Quote)

  3. Why does this not surprise me?

    There certainly appears to be a conspiracy of misinformation behind the email “updates” circulating amongst the die hard ASD promoters. I hope they are rounded up and prosecuted, all of them. They are only causing more grief to the victims of ASD.

      (Quote)

  4. Well, hopefully this will finally prove and set some sort of precedent that the main ‘players’ really need to be investigated and prosecuted as well.

      (Quote)

  5. When I first heard about this “sovereign” stuff I had a laugh. After all, only stupid Americans would fall for such nonsense. Then I started reading David Icke’s web site & read about the Freeman Of The Land nonsense. Me hangs head in shame.

    This thread from 2005 is interesting:
    http://www.newagefraud.org/smf/index.php?topic=323.0

    This group strikes me as being in the same mold. For our group the main interest is Allen Aslan Heart (White Eagle Soaring) and his attempt to become an American David Ickes. He tried infiltrating some Native yahoo groups a couple years ago and got shown the door. He wasnt peddling anti Semitism at the time, just dreamcatchers with pentagrams and claims he was an Ojibwe prophet based on a dream he had. (Yes, he’s white.)

      (Quote)

  6. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=URqkqisX9ps
    This report says there are links to the “Three Hebrew Boys” scam.

      (Quote)

  7. http://www.cityweekly.net/utah/article-2616-patriot-games-part-ii.html

    Leaming, who refers to himself as Kenneth Wayne, created a 14-page answer spewing constitutionalist rhetoric. He wrote that the cease and desist had not been issued “under the authority nor in the name of the body politic of the organic republic of The State of Utah as required by the constitution of said body politic.” His document wondered under what authority the Utah Securities Division could restrain Stewart’s liberty. He inferred that the state of Utah is actually a subdivision of Washington, D.C.

    Stewart, according to Leaming’s paper, is entitled to $30 million dollars for injuries the Securities Division caused through its enforcement proceeding. Plus, he claimed the state owed him an additional $1,000 a day for each day it restrained his liberty.

    Leaming, in the meantime, is also busy fighting government corruption in Washington state. He has sent papers to government leaders informing them that the Washington state constitution is a fraud perpetrated in 1899, when the genuine document was replaced with a phony one. Leaming also filed a $380 billion lawsuit against the state for alleged misconduct surrounding his arrest just after the time he penned Stewart’s defense to the cease and desist order.

      (Quote)

  8. After viewing the video, I decided to google the usernames of those who commented favorably about the sham tribe. The first username (vampire) led to a business. The business owner is a registered sex offender. The alleged offense is possession of lewd material depicting a minor. Why does this not surprise me?




    This report says there are links to the “Three Hebrew Boys” scam.  

      (Quote)

  9. The “tribe” has a cease and desist in Washington State for attempting to sell insurance.

    http://www.kirotv.com/video/4290273/index.html

      (Quote)

  10. After viewing the video, I decided to google the usernames of those who commented favorably about the sham tribe.The first username (vampire) led to a business.The business owner is a registered sex offender.The alleged offense is possession of lewd material depicting a minor. Why does this not surprise me?
      

    DB, if you recall, there was also a convicted sex offender in ASD, namely, Robert Fava. Must be a requirement to scam folks these days. After seeing some of these idiots in motion, it’s a wonder they are not committed to a psychiatric institution…

      (Quote)

  11. I started reading David Icke’s web site & read about the Freeman Of The Land nonsense. Me hangs head in shame.This thread from 2005 is interesting:
    http://www.newagefraud.org/smf/index.php?topic=323.0
      

    Are you talkimg about the David Icke whom Bogdan Fiedur and his “tribe of nutters” take seriously? This all stems from hallucegens swallowed in huge quantities by sahmans in Peru. A must read book on the drugs they use is Graham Hancock’s “Supernatural.” http://www.grahamhancock.com/gallery/supernatural/

    These shamans consume so much of the most powerful hallucegens known to man at such an early age, that they develop a resistance to substances, that could kill a normal person or leave them raving lunatics. Some survive to tell the tale and become fine artists as a result of the experience but they are few and far between. It is the same with cyanide. Cyanide kills most people very quickly but Rasputin (the mad monk) developed an incredible resistance and uncanny healing skills.

    If David Icke is the same one that Adlandpro followers regard as a reliable voice, Peruvian shamanic srt markets should be investogated very thoroughly.

    Graham Hamcock’s book is over 1,000 pages and very thought provoking, so much so that it scares me stiff and I have only got half way through it. These potions should not get into the hands of unqualified healers.

      (Quote)

Leave a Reply