Archive for November 2011

Ronald James Davenport, Washington State ‘Sovereign,’ Convicted In False-Liens Case

Ronald James Davenport, Washington State 'Sovereign,' Convicted In False-Liens Case

BULLETIN: Ronald James Davenport, the Washington state “sovereign” described by federal prosecutors as a “tax defier,” has been convicted of filing false liens against a former U.S. Attorney, an assistant U.S. Attorney, an IRS agent and a court clerk. Davenport was charged with four counts and convicted on each. The liens sought the spectacular sum […]

UPDATE: Firearms Were Found At Arrest Scene Of Kenneth Wayne Leaming Last Week, Prosecutors Say: Will ‘Sovereign Citizen’ Face Additional Charges In Wake Of Accusations He Filed Bogus Liens Against Public Officials Involved In AdSurfDaily Ponzi Case?

UPDATE: Firearms Were Found At Arrest Scene Of Kenneth Wayne Leaming Last Week, Prosecutors Say: Will 'Sovereign Citizen' Face Additional Charges In Wake Of Accusations He Filed Bogus Liens Against Public Officials Involved In AdSurfDaily Ponzi Case?

Seven firearms were found last week at the scene of the arrest of Kenneth Wayne Leaming in Spanaway, Wash., the office of U.S. Attorney Jenny A. Durkan of the Western District of Washington said last night. Durkan’s office said it could not discuss whether the government was contemplating taking the firearms matter before a grand […]

‘Uniform’ Ponzi Swindler Richard Elkinson, 78, Sentenced To 102 Months In Federal Prison; 20-Year Scheme Collapsed After Arrest Of Bernard Madoff

'Uniform' Ponzi Swindler Richard Elkinson, 78, Sentenced To 102 Months In Federal Prison; 20-Year Scheme Collapsed After Arrest Of Bernard Madoff

Richard Elkinson, the 78-year-old Ponzi swindler whose promissory notes scheme gathered $29 million over 20 years, has been sentenced to 102 months in federal prison. Elkinson resided in Framingham, Mass., and told investors he was in the business of providing uniforms to the government and other entities. But it was all a scam that lured […]

UPDATE: ‘No Comment’ On Kenneth Wayne Leaming Arrest From AdSurfDaily Prosecutors; Name Of Leaming’s Washington State Firm Appears In FBI Affidavit, Congressional Record — And ASD-Related Email

UPDATE: 'No Comment' On Kenneth Wayne Leaming Arrest From AdSurfDaily Prosecutors; Name Of Leaming's Washington State Firm Appears In FBI Affidavit, Congressional Record -- And ASD-Related Email

Purported “sovereign citizen” Kenneth Wayne Leaming remains jailed near Seattle a week after his arrest on charges of filing bogus liens against five public officials involved in the AdSurfDaily Ponzi case in the District of Columbia, according to prison records. Leaming, 55, was arrested in Spanaway, Wash., on Nov. 22. He was charged with retaliating […]

BULLETIN: In Affidavit, FBI Counterterrorism Agent Cites Passage From Alleged Kenneth Wayne Leaming Email That References ‘Kids’ Of U.S. Chief Justice John Roberts And Their ‘School’

BULLETIN: In Affidavit, FBI Counterterrorism Agent Cites Passage From Alleged Kenneth Wayne Leaming Email That References 'Kids' Of U.S. Chief Justice John Roberts And Their 'School'

EDITOR’S NOTE: A passage from a May 2011 email allegedly written by Kenneth Wayne Leaming appears in the story below. The passage, which appears to contain electronic clutter  — specifically the string “#39;” — is reproduced verbatim, meaning the string also appears in the court document from which the passage was taken. An FBI agent […]

UPDATE: Judge Ordered Detention Of Kenneth Wayne Leaming To Continue After Initial Hearing; AdSurfDaily Figure And Purported ‘Sovereign Citizen’ Accused Of Filing Bogus Liens Against Bush Cabinet Secretary, Officials Involved In ASD Ponzi Case

UPDATE: Judge Ordered Detention Of Kenneth Wayne Leaming To Continue After Initial Hearing; AdSurfDaily Figure And Purported 'Sovereign Citizen' Accused Of Filing Bogus Liens Against Bush Cabinet Secretary, Officials Involved In ASD Ponzi Case

UPDATED 5:42 P.M. ET (U.S.A.) Public officials involved in the AdSurfDaily Ponzi case were not the only targets of bogus liens filed by Kenneth Wayne Leaming, according to federal prosecutors in Seattle. Leaming, 55, also filed a lien against Mary Peters, the U.S. Secretary of Transportation under President George W. Bush during his second White […]

URGENT >> BULLETIN >> MOVING: FBI Says Kenneth Wayne Leaming Filed Bogus Liens Against Federal Officials Involved In AdSurfDaily Ponzi Case; Leaming Was Arrested With 2 Fugitives, U.S. Attorney’s Office In Seattle Says

URGENT >> BULLETIN >> MOVING: FBI Says Kenneth Wayne Leaming Filed Bogus Liens Against Federal Officials Involved In AdSurfDaily Ponzi Case; Leaming Was Arrested With 2 Fugitives, U.S. Attorney's Office In Seattle Says

URGENT >> BULLETIN >> MOVING: AdSurfDaily figure Kenneth Wayne Leaming was arrested Tuesday by the FBI on criminal charges of retaliating against a Federal judge or Federal law enforcement officer by false claim or slander of title, the PP Blog has learned. Leaming, 55, of Spanaway, Wash., was arrested at his home, the office of […]

URGENT >> BULLETIN >> MOVING: Kenneth Wayne Leaming, AdSurfDaily Figure And Purported ‘Sovereign Citizen,’ Has Been Arrested In Washington State

URGENT >> BULLETIN >> MOVING: Kenneth Wayne Leaming, AdSurfDaily Figure And Purported 'Sovereign Citizen,' Has Been Arrested In Washington State

UPDATED 3:59 P.M. ET (U.S.A.) : Kenneth Wayne Leaming, an AdSurfDaily figure and a purported “sovereign citizen,” has been arrested in Washington state. Leaming, 55, is listed as a prisoner at the Sea Tac Federal Detention Center near Seattle, a spokesman for the Federal Bureau of Prisons said this afternoon. The circumstances under which Leaming […]

SPECIAL REPORT: ‘One World One Website’ (OWOW), Phil Piccolo-Associated Entity That Drove Traffic To Text Cash Network, Listed In Wyoming As ‘Inactive – Administratively Dissolved (Tax)’; OWOW-Linked ‘Store’ In New York Appears To Have Lost Capacity To Collect Money Via PayPal

SPECIAL REPORT: 'One World One Website' (OWOW), Phil Piccolo-Associated Entity That Drove Traffic To Text Cash Network, Listed In Wyoming As 'Inactive - Administratively Dissolved (Tax)'; OWOW-Linked 'Store' In New York Appears To Have Lost Capacity To Collect Money Via PayPal

UPDATED 12:46 P.M. ET (U.S.A.) One World One Website Inc. (OWOW), the company linked to MLM huckster Phil Piccolo, has been listed in Wyoming as “Inactive – Administratively Dissolved (Tax).” The state lists the firm’s “inactive” date as Nov. 10. OWOW’s ownership is not listed, although records suggest the firm organized itself to float 1 […]

BULLETIN: OH, FLORIDA! Receiver In Alleged Commodities Online LLC Ponzi Caper Says Scheme Operated Through Multiple Companies; James Clark Howard III, Louis N. Gallo III, George Saliba And Martin Vegas Sued For Combined Millions Of Dollars

BULLETIN: OH, FLORIDA! Receiver In Alleged Commodities Online LLC Ponzi Caper Says Scheme Operated Through Multiple Companies; James Clark Howard III, Louis N. Gallo III, George Saliba And Martin Vegas Sued For Combined Millions Of Dollars

BULLETIN: David S. Mandel, the receiver in the alleged Commodities Online LLC Ponzi and fraud scheme, has sued four Florida residents and is demanding more than $9 million. Named defendants in U.S. District Court in the Southern District of Florida are James C. Howard III of Parkland; Louis N. Gallo III of Parkland; Martin Vegas […]

3 PONZI/FRAUD CAPSULES: (1) Washington State Woman Jailed In Alleged $126 Million Ponzi Scheme; (2) Charity, Church, Investors In Metro Washington, D.C., Allegedly Scammed In $27M Ponzi; (3) South Florida Man Sentenced To More Than 12 Years In $29.5M ‘Gold’ Scam

3 PONZI/FRAUD CAPSULES: (1) Washington State Woman Jailed In Alleged $126 Million Ponzi Scheme; (2) Charity, Church, Investors In Metro Washington, D.C., Allegedly Scammed In $27M Ponzi; (3) South Florida Man Sentenced To More Than 12 Years In $29.5M 'Gold' Scam

EDITOR’S NOTE: This information is presented in the form of briefs, with links to external sources. 1.) Doris E. Nelson, arrested/jailed in Spokane, Wash., region, last week after federal raid in April 2010. SEC filed civil charges in September 2011. The allegations against Nelson and multiple companies in Nevada, Utah and Canada are alarming, but […]