Archive for October 2011

RECOMMENDED READING: Seattle Post-Intelligencer, The World Of Coos Bay (Oregon) Spotlight Reports On ‘Sovereign Citizens’

RECOMMENDED READING: Seattle Post-Intelligencer, The World Of Coos Bay (Oregon) Spotlight Reports On 'Sovereign Citizens'

This is a links post: Visit the website of the Seattle Post-Intelligencer to read a story on indictments of “sovereign citizens” in Washington state amid allegations of threats against public officials. Visit the website of The World of Coos Bay, Ore., to read a story on the “indictment” of a sitting district attorney by sovereign […]

BULLETIN: Andy Bowdoin Trial Date Set For Late September Of 2012; Both Sides In Case Have Nearly A Year To Prepare Before Jury Will Hear Ponzi Testimony

BULLETIN: Andy Bowdoin Trial Date Set For Late September Of 2012; Both Sides In Case Have Nearly A Year To Prepare Before Jury Will Hear Ponzi Testimony

BULLETIN: The Ponzi scheme trial of AdSurfDaily President Andy Bowdoin is scheduled to begin on Sept. 24, 2012, 11 months from today, the PP Blog has learned. A status hearing on the case was held in the District of Columbia Friday. U.S. District Judge Rosemary Collyer presided. Bowdoin is charged with wire fraud, securities fraud […]

UPDATE: Neither Asteria Philanthropic Foundation Nor Asteria Foundation Listed As Charities In Virginia Database, State Says

UPDATE: Neither Asteria Philanthropic Foundation Nor Asteria Foundation Listed As Charities In Virginia Database, State Says

UPDATED 3:35 P.M. EDT (U.S.A.) There are no listings in a state database for either the Asteria Philanthropic Foundation or the Asteria Foundation, the Virginia Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services said this morning. The agency, which did not respond immediately to a request for additional comment on Club Asteria-related matters, oversees charitable entities in […]

DONATION POST: A Year Ago On The PP Blog . . .

Dear Readers, A year ago this week, the PP Blog suffered the first of a series of vicious electronic attacks that knocked it offline. The attacks continued into November of 2010 — and then followed the Blog into the new year. The attacks coincided with the Great (And Continuing) Publishing Slump, bringing on higher costs […]

Authorities In Virginia Neither ‘Confirm [N]or Deny’ That Investigation Into Club Asteria Is Under Way; Firm Whose Growth Was Fueled On Ponzi Boards Before Cashout Suspension And CONSOB Probe Is Not Registered To Sell Securities In The State

Authorities In Virginia Neither 'Confirm [N]or Deny' That Investigation Into Club Asteria Is Under Way; Firm Whose Growth Was Fueled On Ponzi Boards Before Cashout Suspension And CONSOB Probe Is Not Registered To Sell Securities In The State

UPDATED 4:14 P.M. EDT (U.S.A.) Club Asteria, the offshoot of Virginia-based Asteria Corp. and the apparent braintrust behind an emerging entity known as the Asteria Philanthropic Foundation, is not registered to sell securities in Virginia, the state said Thursday. Neither is Asteria Corp., according to state records. Citing confidentiality laws, the state declined to say […]

BULLETIN: General Counsel’s Office Of American Red Cross Investigating Potential Case Of Brand Leeching By Club Asteria After Red Cross Logo Appears On Purported ‘Philanthropic’ Site And Inside Club Asteria’s October House Organ

BULLETIN: General Counsel's Office Of American Red Cross Investigating Potential Case Of Brand Leeching By Club Asteria After Red Cross Logo Appears On Purported 'Philanthropic' Site And Inside Club Asteria's October House Organ

BULLETIN: The Office of the General Counsel of the American Red Cross in Washington, D.C., has opened a probe into the potential misuse of the Red Cross logo and name by Club Asteria and an entity known as the Asteria Philanthropic Foundation or the Asteria Foundation. Depending on how the investigation evolves in the coming […]

UPDATE ON DECEMBER 2009 SPECIAL REPORT: 3 Figures In Philip R. Lochmiller Sr. Ponzi Case Will Go To Federal Prison; ‘Elderly Victims Were Financially Devastated,’ FBI Agent Says; Case Involving Recidivist Fraudster Drew Comparison To AdSurfDaily

UPDATE ON DECEMBER 2009 SPECIAL REPORT: 3 Figures In Philip R. Lochmiller Sr. Ponzi Case Will Go To Federal Prison; 'Elderly Victims Were Financially Devastated,' FBI Agent Says; Case Involving Recidivist Fraudster Drew Comparison To AdSurfDaily

In a case that drew comparisons to AdSurfDaily because of recidivism, undisclosed bankruptcies and ties to Utah, the three principal figures of the Philip R. Lochmiller Sr. real-estate Ponzi scheme in Colorado will be going to federal prison. Lochmiller Sr., 63, was found guilty in July after a 10-day trial in which the jurors returned […]

ANOTHER MYTH-BUSTING CASE: On The Lam From Greater Los Angeles For 5 Years, Ponzi Fugitive John Chiyuan Lee Arrested In Thailand And Extradited To The United States

ANOTHER MYTH-BUSTING CASE: On The Lam From Greater Los Angeles For 5 Years, Ponzi Fugitive John Chiyuan Lee Arrested In Thailand And Extradited To The United States

One of the enduring myths of the Ponzi boards — “offshore equals safe” — has been shattered again. The Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department says it got its man — with help from the government of Thailand, the U.S. Marshals Service and U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE). Ponzi scheme suspect John Chiyuan Lee became […]

UPDATE: JustBeenPaid Also Is Using Image Of Star Trek’s ‘Mr. Spock’; Fictional Spaceman Joins Oprah, Warren Buffett As Unknowing Pitchmen For Global Ponzi Scheme

UPDATE: JustBeenPaid Also Is Using Image Of Star Trek's 'Mr. Spock'; Fictional Spaceman Joins Oprah, Warren Buffett As Unknowing Pitchmen For Global Ponzi Scheme

UPDATE: The PP Blog reported here that Warren Buffett had become an unknowing pitchman for the global JustBeenPaid Ponzi scheme whose promoters also pushed the AdSurfDaily Ponzi scheme on the public. Meanwhile, the Blog reported here that Oprah Winfrey had met the same fate at the hands of the JustBeenPaid henchmen. The Blog now is […]

URGENT >> BULLETIN >> MOVING: FDA Chemist Cheng Yi Liang Pleads Guilty In Insider Trading Case; ‘Shocking Abuse Of Trust,’ Feds Say Of Schemer’s Plot To Use Database To Harvest Illegal Profits

URGENT >> BULLETIN >> MOVING: FDA Chemist Cheng Yi Liang Pleads Guilty In Insider Trading Case; 'Shocking Abuse Of Trust,' Feds Say Of Schemer's Plot To Use Database To Harvest Illegal Profits

>> BULLETIN >> MOVING:┬áCheng Yi Liang, the FDA chemist accused in March of mining the agency’s database for drug approvals or denials and using the information to make insider trades, has pleaded guilty to securities fraud and failing to disclose illicit profits. Liang, 57, of Gaithersburg, Md., faces a maximum term of 25 years in […]

BULLETIN: Michigan Ponzi Schemer Keith Epstein, Who Sanitized Caper With Charitable Donations While He Ripped Off Senior Citzens And Spent Their Money On Strippers, Sentenced To Federal Prison

BULLETIN: Michigan Ponzi Schemer Keith Epstein, Who Sanitized Caper With Charitable Donations While He Ripped Off Senior Citzens And Spent Their Money On Strippers, Sentenced To Federal Prison

Keith Epstein, 56, told senior citizens they could trust him with their money. Some of his investors believed him — and they liquidated legitimate holdings and gave the cash to Epstein. But Epstein, of Farmington Hills, Mich., was running a $4 million Ponzi scheme, the FBI said. He took the cash from his victims, spending […]