DEVELOPING STORY: Tina M. Hall, VP Of Firm Linked To Kenneth Wayne Leaming, Had Notary License Revoked For ‘Professional Misconduct’; Woman With Same Name Sought To Intervene In AdSurfDaily Case

A document that appears online features this purported likeness of Kenneth Wayne Leaming and purports to explain why he shortens his given name to "Kenneth Wayne."

The state of Washington revoked the notary license of Tina M. Hall of Spanaway last month for “professional misconduct,” according to the Department of Licensing.

Hall also is listed as vice president of American International Business Law Inc., a Spanaway company some AdSurfDaily members have said is performing legal work for a group of members.

Separately, a woman identified as Tina M. Hall was denied leave to file pleadings in the AdSurfDaily forfeiture case by U.S. District Judge Rosemary Collyer on Jan. 27, 2010, and Feb. 12, 2010, according to the docket of the case. Each of the denied filings was styled “Claim by Notary Presentment.”

Hall’s notary license was revoked about eight months later, according to records. Why the state took the action was not immediately clear. An entry on the state’s website notes a “finding” of professional misconduct and a revocation until March 3, 2015.

The nature of the pleadings Hall apparently attempted to file in the ASD case was not immediately clear. Several weeks earlier, on Jan. 4, 2010, Collyer issued a forfeiture order that granted the government title to more than $65.8 million seized by the U.S. Secret Service from the personal bank accounts of ASD President Andy Bowdoin in August 2008.

“Kenneth Wayne,” whose full given name is Kenneth Wayne Leaming, is listed as president of American International. The court docket in the ASD case shows that “Kenneth Wayne” was denied leave to file by Collyer on July 2, 2010. The denied pleading was styled “Notice of Final Determination and Judgment by Christian Oesch and Kenneth Wayne.”

Oesch earlier had sought to intervene in the case by filing a pleading styled “MOTION to Set Aside Forfeiture & Civil Asset Forfeiture Reform Act of 2000 as Facts and Law will Prove.” Collyer denied the motion.

Dozens of pro-se litigants sought unsuccessfully to intervene in the ASD case.

Leaming, who goes by the nickname “Keny,” is believed to be the author of a purported “legal opinion” that some ASD members are using to discourage victims from filing a claim for restitution through the official claims administrator.

Although Leaming advertised himself as a lawyer and published a fee structure of $250 an hour or $150 an hour for prepaid clients on websites operated by Justia.com, Oyez.org and Cornell University Law School, he does not appear to be a licensed attorney. Justia, Oyez and Cornell subsequently removed the listings, which used an address in Spanaway and the name of American International.

Research by the PP Blog suggests Leaming began publishing the ad just days after Collyer denied him leave to file on July 2. The Washington State Bar Association sent Leaming a letter in 2005 that accused him of the unauthorized practice of law and being physically and emotionally abusive toward a notary public and coercing her to notarize documents.

A document dubbed “Evidence of Name and Nationality” with Leaming’s full name (first, middle and last) and purported likeness appears online. The photo used in the document is similar to the photo used in the now-removed ads on the Justia, Oyez and Cornell websites. Using exceptionally formal language and stilted prose, the document purports to explain why Leaming drops his surname except for “familial” use.

“On or about 20 December A.D. 1955 Edna Lottie and Raymond Roy, family LEAMING, begot an offspring son as a gift granted by the Almighty Creator, only known as ‘I Am’, granted it the proper name Kenneth Wayne, and the Nationality of an American National,” the document reads.

“Kenneth Wayne also inherited the right to the family name LEAMING according to the historic practice of customs and usages,” the document continues. “Kenneth Wayne, having knowledge of the historic practice of customs and usages, and to avoid the confusion inherent in only being known as a son of ‘I Am’, presents himself according to is given name ‘Kenneth Wayne’ when acting as and for himself, and elects to only reference the family name (surname) when acting in a familial capacity.”

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11 Responses to “DEVELOPING STORY: Tina M. Hall, VP Of Firm Linked To Kenneth Wayne Leaming, Had Notary License Revoked For ‘Professional Misconduct’; Woman With Same Name Sought To Intervene In AdSurfDaily Case”

  1. Nice…glad Washington State took action.

    It seems not so still waters run deep. There appears to be a conspiracy beneath the surface in ASD. The “sovereign” movement seems to have a vested interest in ASD. My guess is they were heavily invested at an early stage and stood to gain substantially from the “program”. Just my guess but the movement keeps popping up at every turn in some for or another.

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  2. It seems not so still waters run deep. There appears to be a conspiracy beneath the surface in ASD. The “sovereign” movement seems to have a vested interest in ASD.

    Hi d_b,

    It does seem very much as though people linked to the “sovereign” and “Patriot” movements have a vested interest in ASD.

    When I’ve come across these links, I’ve been reminded of FBI Director Robert Mueller’s Congressional testimony on the subjects of “Lone Wolf” terrorists, the dangers of prepaid debit cards used for nefarious purposes and the “shadow” banking system.

    ASD also may have ties to a Robert Hodgins-led company accused of helping a Colombian narco business launder money in Medellin.

    Some very dangerous games are being played, which makes some of the activities at the now-defunct Surf’s Up forum even more striking. I wonder how some of the ASD members who provided testimonials for Andy Bowdoin in the days after the seizure feel now.

    Testimonials by the hundreds poured in — and BEFORE the providers even had knowledge of the core facts of the case. It is CLEAR that a core group of members was playing a game of misdirection from the start.

    It is equally clear that some folks were willing to create fantastic realities either to sanitize the scheme or find a way to cloud the Ponzi issue.

    I member an instance in which one member argued publicly that ASD could not be a Ponzi scheme because the world’s rate of live births exceeded the death rate — and as long as more people were being born than dying, it was impossible to operate a Ponzi scheme.

    There has been a consistent presence of bizarre or threatening behavior since the forfeiture case was brought in August 2008. When AdViewGlobal members started asking uncomfortable questions in the spring of 2009, the same pattern emerged anew.

    Patrick

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  3. Hm, that guy bears a striking resemblance to Robert Garner. Neither one would know the truth if it bit them on the buttocks. (exclamation points removed for lack of emphasis)

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  4. Hey Patrick,

    The “patriot” and “sovereign” movements were loosely affiliated with Robert Mathews and The Order, founded by Mathews. He was shot to death by the FBI in 1984 during a standoff.

    Mathews founded The Order after he became even more radicalized than his radical, fundamentalist Mormon upbringing. He and his followers saw the US Government as illegitimate.

    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_Order_(group)

    The Order was very definitely associated with Richard Butler and his Aryan Nations “church” based out of Hayden’s Lake, Idaho, a collection of skinheads and Neo-Nazi’s, complete with updated arm bands.

    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Richard_Girnt_Butler

    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Aryan_Nations

    In turn, the Aryan Nations was loosely affiliated with Posse Comitatus, a radical group that believes themselves to be “sovereign” citizens and refuse to pay taxes and obtain drivers licenses. Ring a bell?

    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Posse_Comitatus_(organization)

    These groups, associated groups and their followers have committed or been associated with several domestic terrorism events including:

    The murder of Alan Berg, a prominent Jewish radio host.

    Robbing of armored cars on the west coast, including one committed with a bazooka netting $3.8 million.

    The standoff at Ruby Ridge, Idaho involving Randy Weaver in which a federal agent, Weaver’s wife and Weaver’s son were all shot to death.

    Most notable was the bombing of the court house in Oklahoma City, OK in which almost 170 people died perpetrated by Timothy McVeigh.

    I am not saying the Arby’s Indians and their ASD associates are as radicalized as the groups mentioned above, but they definitely share a view that the US Government is illegitimate and as “sovereign citizens” they can exempt themselves from the law as they see fit. All in all, not a group to be trifled with, in my view.

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  5. Db’s observation about the presence of the “sovereign” movement in ASD certainly seems to be gathering force.

    A large part of the resistance and denial of the realities of the ASD case is full of characters who are conspiracy theorists, extremist new age exponents, the alternative currency theorists and practitioners of all manner of strange beliefs. They certainly appear to have a vested interest in the failure of the Government to proceed succesfully with their prosecutions.

    The reality? ASD was a ponzi scheme when it was started up by a felon and was never intended to be anything else but a ponzi. It was run by an inner core of like minded people who set about turning it into one of the biggest online hypes of the decade. They got caught – pure and simple.

    There is an incredible difference between the successful, but moral and decent image of american life known throughout the world in the pre Bush era (or even pre Reagan era) and the panorama that we are now watching. We are now seeing a nation torn apart by greed, and vested interests and the fall out from it in terms of the sufferings of many of its citizens and countries all over the world.

    It seems as if the extremist thinkers with their conspiracy claims and supposed defence of the Constitution have forgotten its basic tenents – to protect the rights of all its citizens, for the common good and not the good of a corrupt minority whose principal aim is to make a fat profit.

    It is somewhat ironic that the leader of these theorists, Mr. Thomas Anderson Bowdoin, has no known reputation of being anything other than a greedy conman, who used Christianity (a supposedly moral religion) to part decent people from their hard earned money. If you had asked him, at the beginning of this fraudulent scheme what he thought about little green men coming down in spaceships to “save the world” he would probably have looked at you in amazement. Now of course, any thing goes to keep his sorry butt out of jail.

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  6. If you had asked him, at the beginning of this fraudulent scheme what he thought about little green men coming down in spaceships to “save the world” he would probably have looked at you in amazement.

    This could be true. It also could be true that Bowdoin would have contemplated offering ASD members a special, MLM-style VOIP package (with a language-translation module) to communicate with the space aliens (ETs) while at once encouraging members to recruit the ETs into the program.

    A marketing campaign that positioned Bowdoin as a forward-thinking genius who’d anticipated the arrival of the ETs and established a satellite network into which the language-translation module already had been programmed could be the opening volley.

    Earthling and ET alike could have presided over the “training” program, with the ET gushing that he began to make $1,000 a day during his first 24 hours on earth and the earthing gushing that prudent earthlings and ETs alike compound their earnings through an 80/20 program.

    Later, if the Secret Service stepped in, the earthling and the ET could work in concert to misinform the membership masses, plant the false stories and go about the process of sliming the agents who’d like to make sure Mom and Pop and Grandma and Grandpa get a share from the restitution pool.

    Any earthling/ET conspiracy that evolved could benefit from the existing script developed during the pre-ET days. The existing outline includes plenty of references to “Satan” and “Nazis,” calls for Senate investigations and the arrests of the prosecutors/agents, letter-writing campaigns, Kool-Aid packets sent to media celebrities and a viral lie that the government secretly acknowledged that ASD was not a Ponzi scheme.

    The misinformation campaign would have a better chance of “working” if the co-conspirators established a shills’ forum that railed against Big Brother while at once serving as the Thought Police by deleting any sign of impure thinking. Turns out, there is a script for that, too.

    It perhaps would help if the media and/or critics and doubters were painted as “rats” and “maggots” and “cockroaches” — and if the Mods pretended that the men and women entrusted to protect the life of the President of the United States while at once making sure Grandma’s pension check was bankable could not be trusted in any context.

    Patrick

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  7. but they definitely share a view that the US Government is illegitimate and as “sovereign citizens” they can exempt themselves from the law as they see fit. All in all, not a group to be trifled with, in my view.

    Hi d_b,

    Perhaps the most striking thing to me is the number of links to securities schemes and the preposterous “defenses” of the schemes. It is somewhat common for the purveyors to complain about things such as “fiat currency” while at once granting themselves what effectively is a license to steal.

    The deflections lack any intellectual honesty at all. If, say, Gold Quest International gets accused of operating a Ponzi scheme from Las Vegas just weeks before ASD gets raided, its “defenders” say that the Las Vegas office is protected by a purported “sovereignty” that somehow is both derived and portable from an unrecognized Indian tribe in North Dakota:

    http://patrickpretty.com/2009/09/04/silent-coup-regulators-confront-false-nation-states-in-burgeoning-battle-against-large-scale-ponzi-schemes/

    You’ll also recall, of course, that AdViewGlobal more or less declared itself a U.S. satellite paper state in Uruguay, making the strange claim that it was immune to U.S. law while at once enjoying U.S. Constitutional protections.

    Gold Nugget Invest was equally bizarre, as were all of the prominent HYIPs that failed during last year’s Holiday death season. ASD members were in some or all of them. The thing that was most shocking to me is that some ASD members railed against the government on both Surf’s Up and the old Golden Panda forum for the delay in restitution — and yet were promoting other autosurf and HYIP cancers.

    Ain’t no way an “average” member had a clue about who they were doing business with and how the money was being used.

    The collapse of the Trevor Cook scheme in Minneapolis last year roughly coincided with the collapse of some of the major HYIPs (Genius Funds, GNI, etc.) — and, of course, the OLINT scheme in the Caribbean also was consuming hundreds of millions of dollars.

    Where did all that money go?

    Every time I think about the “rebates aren’t guaranteed” and “freedom” defense, I want to vomit. It creates a license to steal by the billions of dollars, and people of faith have been co-opted into serving as the spokespeople. The “defenses” are so elastic that Gumby would be envious — and the dangers are so clear and present that they pose an obvious risk to U.S. and international security.

    It is absolutely NOT an accident that these schemes use various dodges in bids to create jurisdictional confusion and skirt securities/commodities regulations while at once using trigger words such as “rebates” and “gold” and “diamonds” and “precious metals” to ensure early cash flow. It also is not an accident that the “offers” are targeted at people of faith and people who hold the government in low esteem.

    Meanwhile, it is not an accident that the criminals are using MLM- and direct-sales commission models to prime the pumps.

    “Most if not all of your leaders are joining,” an AdViewGlobal member counseled.

    http://patrickpretty.com/2009/02/02/adviewglobal-touted-as-billion-dollar-company/

    How do the apologists react? Apparently by clinging to a notion that, when U.S. national security is threatened, an appropriate response is to seek the arrest and jailing of judges, prosecutors and litigation opponents — and to argue that all commerce is lawful as long as there is a contract while paying notaries public to memorialize all the drivel.

    Patrick

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  8. Hey LoRM,

    The “sovereign” movement has been a fixture fringe group or set of loosely associated groups on the West Coast and Mid West for decades. They gain some traction when economic times are uncertain or the body politic takes a turn to the left. Their popularity seems to wane when there is some sort of violent confrontation or series of confrontations with the government. At that point the non-core, non-violent hangers-on look for other means to express their unhappiness with the current state of affairs. The hard-core ideologues circle the wagons and go underground for a while….but their mission and beliefs do not change.

    I’ve spent considerable time in the Pacific Northwest and these groups, including “respectable” quacks like Kenneth Wayne Leaming espousing “alternative” views of the Constitution and their own legal theories, are simply a part of the background noise most of the time. When they see an opportunity to advance their cause, they do so and sometimes gain traction to the point they do pose some risk to civilized society.

    I posted to the same effect a few years ago when Curtis Richmond and the pro se filers floated to the surface.

    Until presented evidence to the contrary, I don’t believe Bowdoin purposely set out to recruit the “sovereign” movement or crime syndicate connected purveyors of debit cards into his scheme. I believe that Bowdoin was simply out to advance his scheme just as he had done countless times. Andy’s religion is money…dishonest money in any form of fraud he believes he can get away with.

    In my view, the “sovereign” movement did not set out to advance Andy’s scheme either. They simply wanted to make some money and, if convenient, recruit some new members to their cause. The intervention of the authorities gave the “sovereign legal theorists and practitioners” a platform for some publicity and they are taking advantage of it. They usually wind up in jail sooner or later.

    Db’s observation about the presence of the “sovereign” movement in ASD certainly seems to be gathering force.

    A large part of the resistance and denial of the realities of the ASD case is full of characters who are conspiracy theorists, extremist new age exponents, the alternative currency theorists and practitioners of all manner of strange beliefs. They certainly appear to have a vested interest in the failure of the Government to proceed succesfully with their prosecutions.

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  9. Hey Patrick,

    Before the Internet and social media, these groups had to recruit members through friends and acquaintances and hold meetings. Their reach was somewhat limited. Their stomping grounds were the Mid West and West.

    They’ve just updated their methods, like everyone else. I’m not surprised they’ve hooked into a large Ponzi. One that happened to be popular on the East Coast and based out of Florida…rather than Salt Lake City or points west. These nutcases have been at it for decades.

    dB

    Perhaps the most striking thing to me is the number of links to securities schemes and the preposterous “defenses” of the schemes. It is somewhat common for the purveyors to complain about things such as “fiat currency” while at once granting themselves what effectively is a license to steal.

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  10. Until presented evidence to the contrary, I don’t believe Bowdoin purposely set out to recruit the “sovereign” movement or crime syndicate connected purveyors of debit cards into his scheme. I believe that Bowdoin was simply out to advance his scheme just as he had done countless times. Andy’s religion is money…dishonest money in any form of fraud he believes he can get away with.

    I would say that is a fair assumption, as is the comment about the intentions of the “sovereignity” and other strange groups within ASD. They wre their for the money and nothing but the money. They mutually turned a blind eye to the others illegalities or weirdness. (yet another felony!)

    Having said that, Bowdoin did actively recruit a number of people into his inner circle who he knew to be felons or indulging in illegal practices prior to joining him, irrespective of their political philosophies.

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