In Conference Call For ‘SVM Global Initiative,’ Speaker Makes Veiled Reference To UFunClub Cross-Border Scheme Under Investigation In Thailand: Are North American ‘Sovereign Citizens’ At Work?

ufunclubAre “sovereign citizens” immersed in the “SVM Global Initiative” and “UFunClub” cross-border, network-marketing schemes?

“Sovereign citizens” may have an irrational belief that laws do not apply to them. It is not unusual for them to be involved in financial fraud, and some “sovereigns” have been linked to MLM HYIP frauds and securities offering frauds.

Individuals who join such schemes may not understand they have signed on to enterprises engaging in international fraud and that a political agenda or even political extremism may be driving events.

In a conference call Tuesday night for SVM, a man who identified himself as “Nelson” calling from “Saskatchewan, Canada” came on the line. He explained that he’d been with SVM “from the very beginning” and was involved in “world-shaking affairs, including the global currency reset.”

Precisely what constituted the purported “reset” wasn’t explained, but the term has been associated with banking conspiracy theorists and “sovereign citizens.” AdSurfDaily Ponzi story figure Kenneth Wayne Leaming, for instance, allegedly claimed “the Rothschilds” were hiding in a “bunker in India” while controlling the central bank of Iraq, according to a 2011 complaint against Leaming that accused him of filing bogus liens against public officials and other crimes.

The complaint was filed by a member of an FBI Terrorism Task Force operating in Washington state. Leaming, who’d been under federal surveillance, later was convicted on charges of filing false liens, harboring two federal fugitives wanted in a separate home-business caper in Arkansas and being a felon in possession of firearms.

Banking conditions in Iraq were causing the Rothschilds to lose money, and the “inner circle” is “jumping ship,” Leaming allegedly told a colleague, “just like body odor’s inner circle in the White House.”

“Body odor” was a veiled reference to President Obama. ASD was a “program” that claimed a daily payout rate of 1 percent. The $119 million scheme spread over the Internet, creating thousands of victims. ASD was broken up by the U.S. Secret Service in 2008.

A Troubling Narrative: Was A Rallying Cry Of ‘Sovereign Citizens’ Part Of It?

On the call hosted by SVM’s Sheila V. Tabarsi, “Nelson” further ventured that he had “many connections in the international banking arena.

“I have many connections in law; I have many connections in military — on and on and on,” he said.

During his fawning over SVM, “Nelson” went on to make a veiled reference to UFunClub, now the subject of a major investigation in Thailand. This leads to questions about whether he is involved in two separate cross-border schemes and whether other SVM members also are pushing multiple schemes.

“Nelson” said this before he got off the line (italics added):

“And God Bless the Republic of the United States of America.”

It is a term often associated with “sovereign citizens” and, in written form, may be abbreviated and stylized RuSA. The term is closely associated with James Timothy “Tim” Turner, who was sentenced to federal prison in 2013 for his role in a bizarre tax scam. (Also see Quatloos thread on RuSA.)

BehindMLM.com’s Review Of SVM

Here we’ll point you to BehindMLM.com’s April 13 review of SVM. We’ll note that the Tuesday SVM call more or less was an effort to slime the online publication, which reports on emerging MLM schemes.

SVM appears to operate out of Greater New York City, perhaps from the Bronx and Manhattan — with an arm in Costa Rica.

Prior to “Nelson” coming on the line, Tabarsi asserted BehindMLM.com was a “pawn” and a “coward” that works with an unidentified third party to “bring network-marketing companies down.”

“To me, this is real Illuminati kind of stuff,” Tabarsi said. “Granted, the success of Sheila V and Associates and the SVM Global Initiative could do some devastating things to the network-marketing industry.”

svmOther MLM schemes have trotted out the theme that dark forces — usually cast as competitors unhappy that downlines are leaving one “program” because another has found the Holy Grail — are controlling things behind the scenes or secretly. It is not unusual for political rhetoric, conspiracy theories or antigovernment sentiment to become part of the narrative, and this may be happening with SVM.

Tabarsi, for example, said during Tuesday’s call that the “Bush administration” was involved in an “effort to dismantle this world economy” and that the effort has been “so concentrated” and “so diligent.”

The aim, she contended, was to concentrate 99 percent of the world’s wealth in the hands of 1 percent of the people.

“We are a threat to that,” she said. “The success of Sheila V and Associates and the SVM Global Initiative is a threat to this establishment that is trying so long and so hard to take everybody down.”

Any number of MLM schemes have advanced forms of this narrative. The $1.8 billion TelexFree scheme broken up by the SEC last year was positioned as a “revolution” that would put wealth in the hands of ordinary people. Though much smaller in scale, the Achieve Community scheme broken up by the SEC earlier this year advanced a similar narrative.

TelexFree and Achieve — like the Zeek Rewards scheme in 2012 — were operating combined Ponzi- and pyramid schemes, the SEC has alleged.

SVM, through Tabarsi, has positioned itself a network-marketing enterprise with three arms. Working together, these three arms — Sheila V. and Associates LLC (New York), The Marketplace at SV&A LLC (Costa Rica) and SVM Redesign Your Life America  with an organ called “The Freedom Fund” — purportedly will elevate people out of poverty.

On her website, Tabarsi says she is a “4th Generation Native Cherokee/African American Spiritual Life Coach, Universal Life Church Minister, Business and Medical Intuitive with 17 active years of practice performing Clair-empathic healings and various forms of intuitive readings.”

She also notes she is a “corporate administrative manager,  former U.S. Air Force Staff Sergeant and Veteran of the ’91 Gulf War” who established “SVM ReDesign Your Life America, a non-profit organization to convert abandoned military bases into places to end poverty and homelessness.”

In a March conference call, she claimed she was under investigation by a U.S. Attorney’s office and the FBI, among others. She denies she has done anything wrong.

“The FBI is involved only because I have international clients, but not that there’s too much they can really act on,” she said during the call last month.

Because SVM says it has a presence in the Bronx and Manhattan, the PP Blog on Wednesday contacted the office of U.S. Attorney Preet Bharara of the Southern District of New York for comment on SVM, UFunClub and “Nelson’s” line about the “Republic of the United States of America” during the Tuesday SVM call.

The office has not responded to the request.

NOTE: Also see the MLM Skeptic Blog: “Is a Scam Targeting Veterans ‘to end poverty’ citing a FAKE JAG lawyer?”

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58 Responses to “In Conference Call For ‘SVM Global Initiative,’ Speaker Makes Veiled Reference To UFunClub Cross-Border Scheme Under Investigation In Thailand: Are North American ‘Sovereign Citizens’ At Work?”

  1. Twenty years ago today — an attack carried out in part by a “sovereign” adherent.

    An opinion piece at CNN.com:

    http://edition.cnn.com/2015/04/17/opinions/lauter-pitcavage-oklahoma-bombing/

    Also see:

    Patrick

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  2. There’s a follow-up article on Tabarsi… She’s a listed psychic in the NY area under name “Sheila V”. She’s using at least 8 variations on her name.

    http://amlmskeptic.blogspot.com/2015/04/more-on-svm-global-possible-scam.html

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  3. I am Merchant Marine Licensed Master hence the term Captain. So once again you proved yourself to be a fool. My license is posted on my facebook page since you already hacked into my site go look for it and you will see. I have all the facts not slander or allegations like you have. If I was you I would be very careful on what you say before putting it out there without having the facts. You can be held liable.

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  4. KENNETH GOLDSTEIN: I am Merchant Marine Licensed Master hence the term Captain

    Nope, that only entitles you to be called “captain” when you are in command of a vessel, i.e. “vessel master”, and only onboard that vessel. Some may call you captain by courtesy, but when you do it to yourself… Tsk tsk tsk.

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  5. And I never wrote that you’re fake captain. Did you actually READ my webpage?

    BTW, thanks for confirming you’re indeed “THE” Ken Goldstein. My webpage has been updated with your comment.

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  6. KENNETH GOLDSTEIN: since you already hacked into my site

    reading publicly available material = hacking. lmao!
    you scammers are a riot.

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  7. KENNETH GOLDSTEIN:
    I am Merchant Marine Licensed Master hence the term Captain. So once again you proved yourself to be a fool. My license is posted on my facebook page since you already hacked into my site go look for it and you will see. I have all the facts not slander or allegations like you have. If I was you I would be very careful on what you saybefore putting it out there without having the facts. You can be held liable.

    The use of the title “Captain” could be, if one were inclined to give you the benefit of the doubt, a misunderstanding. The use of “LtCdr, USCG” on the other hand, is pretty cut and dried, either you are a Comissioned Officer in the United States COast Guard, Grade O-5, or you’re flat out lying, and quite possibly breaking a federal law, the Stolen Valor Act.

    Can you explain that to us?

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  8. Who the hell is Kenneth Goldstein ?
    And why this conversation going on here ?
    What any fake captain has to do with the story?

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  9. NikSam:
    Who the hell is Kenneth Goldstein ?
    And why this conversation going on here ?
    What any fake captain has to do with the story?

    because he also plays a fake lawyer for this scam.

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  10. Whip: because he also plays a fake lawyer for this scam.

    Allegedly, that is. I don’t have reliable source, but the same hometown, and him suddenly showing up at SVM topics both here and on my blog are too obvious to deny involvement.

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  11. Oh, OK, that delusional wacko :)
    Who does that moron thinks he is ?
    If I were him I would shout my mouth about now, maybe a judge will go easier on the obviously mental case.

    Whip: because he also plays a fake lawyer for this scam.

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  12. Gregg: The use of the title “Captain” could be, if one were inclined to give you the benefit of the doubt, a misunderstanding.The use of “LtCdr, USCG” on the other hand, is pretty cut and dried, either you are a Comissioned Officer in the United States COast Guard, Grade O-5, or you’re flat out lying, and quite possibly breaking a federal law, the Stolen Valor Act.

    First of all I am a veteran of 29 years of the United States Coast Guard and hold the rank the of LCDR. So before you go accusing anyone of stolen Valor get your facts straight before your facing liable/ slander charges. Second of all your information is pure bs not one single piece of factual proof is stated in anything you publish. I have the backing of 3 US Senators and 1 congressman 1 congresswoman as well as the USCG legal department backing with all proper documentation to back me up. All you have is pure bs conjuncture rumors. Before spewing your nonsense maybe you should do some fact finding you might educate yourself about the real world and what genuine people are doing to make this world a better place to live instead of your hating liberal bs. Posting articles from a paper that was old slander and pictures from my Facebook pages proves what. I am a patriot who loves his country. The dignitaries that shared a photo op with were proud to be with a decorated combat Veteran. What did you do for this country besides spread hate and garbage about people you don’t even know anything about. Maybe the best you should is crawl back under the rock you came out from and leave the people alone you know nothing about until you have solid facts about not slander. Respect those who fought for your right unfortunately to do what you are doing.
    Can you explain that to us?

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  13. Kenneth Goldstein:

    Also be careful of what links you post that show false information/ slander those people involved in posting that article in the NY Post already have been dealt with in a court of law and will no longer be slandering anyone and the NY Post was ordered to do a retraction as well. So get your ducks in a row with facts not from some rag to defend your statements. I can back up everything of who I am in documentation and testimony from officials. What do have besides conjuncture and slander. I would be very careful with your words and comments about me due to the it’s being forwarded to my legal team. Unless you have some solid proof on something I did illegal or proof stating that I am not who I state I am, it’s best for you never to bring up my name again.

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  14. There are only 2 Kenneth Goldstein’s registered to practice law in NY state, none of them this clown.

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  15. Kenneth Goldstein: I have the backing of 3 US Senators and 1 congressman 1 congresswoman

    Care to drop the names ? for a reference :)

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  16. Kenneth Goldstein: that article in the NY Post already have been dealt with in a court of law and will no longer be slandering anyone and the NY Post was ordered to do a retraction as well

    Oh really ? Can you please provide a court case number ? :)

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  17. What good would dropping names do? All you would is come back with more of your nonsense but just to a Pease you I will then I am finished entertaining you, I work closely with Senator Ruth Hassel-Thompson and her Chief of Staff Kenneth Agosto, Senator Kristen Gillibrand and her aide on veteran affairs Sara, and Senator Charles Shulmer with his chief of Staff Kyle Stober, Congressman Jose Serrano and his staff, Congresswoman Ann Kirkpatrick and her assistant Grace Rodden. Would you like me to keep going. What is the point of all this my point is made I am not a fraud or scammer. You owe me a sincere apology due to the fact you don’t even know me, my background, what I do day in and out for veterans, how many lives I have helped and continue to help through my contacts to give veterans all the benefits they deserve or need help getting. You sir have made a serious mistake in judgement by slandering me and using falsified information to try and slander me. This highly offends me and I don’t tolerate anyone doing so. My legal team go after people let you and eat them for lunch. Ask the ones who put the article in the Post. Some have seen jail time. Once know your facts before opening your mouth about some one you have no idea about before you open a can of worms you won’t be able to shut. Take this as friendly advice before it gets ugly. Remember God does not like ugly

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  18. Kenneth Goldstein: Remember God does not like ugly

    he doesn’t like liars either. are you a real lawyer or not?

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  19. Oh my. We have a future bottle of Pharisee wine pontificating here. I don’t know why Kenneth came here and spouted off as if he thought that Patrick was the one defaming him, but the way he’s acted since that first post is making it abundantly clear that he’s a blowhard, more hot air than meat.

    And saying that God doesn’t like ugliness. My word, man, haven’t you see the insect world? Are beetle faces beautiful in your eyes? No? Well than, that’s around a third of the animal species that God created right there.

    As far as that newspaper posting, I would say (from several thousand miles away) that the depiction of you as incompetent in a courtroom seems to jib quite well with your posturing here. No why don’t you be a man and go wash dishes for your wife, girlfriend, or other close friend in your life and leave discussions of serial fraudsters like Ms. Tabarsi to people with some knowledge of the actual subject she’s being charged with now?

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  20. I am a Legal Assistance Attorney in the JAG program IAW Commandants Instructions Section 1044 of Title 10 of the United States Code. And a graduate of the Military Law School in Portsmouth VA.

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  21. Kenneth Goldstein:
    I am a Legal Assistance Attorney in the JAG program IAW Commandants Instructions Section 1044 of Title 10 of the United States Code. And a graduate of the Military Law School in Portsmouth VA.

    Than please provide a photograph of your authorization, signed by the Secretary of Defense.

    Also, your Linkedin page claims differently. It says, I quote,
    California Maritime Academy
    Bachelor of Science (BS) MARITIME LAW, NAUTICAL SCIENCES/ MARITIME LAW
    1987 – 1990

    That isn’t Virginia. Now Mr. Goldstein, seeing as you also claim service as “PAST REGIONAL B’NAI BRITH PRESIDENT BIG APPLE REGION” surely you know the theological consequences for lying to a demon. Because I’m not seeing you listed in their public records either.

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  22. And what is she being charged with? To date there is no charges on her or aNY calendar appearance? So What fish tale are yoU trying to spin? She already presented her plan to a senatorial body and has their seal of approval so once again know you facts not conjunture or fish tales which you seem to be a pro at

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  23. Kenneth Goldstein: Senator Ruth Hassel-Thompson . . . Senator Kristen Gillibrand. . . and Senator Charles Shulmer . . . Congressman Jose Serrano . . . Congresswoman Ann Kirkpatrick . . .

    Kenneth,

    Each of these public servants is a Democrat. Why on earth would you describe Gregg (above) as a “hating liberal” and suggest on K. Chang’s MLM Skeptic Blog that K. Chang is “JUST SOME WISEASS LIBERAL?”

    http://amlmskeptic.blogspot.com/2015/04/is-scam-targeting-veterans-to-end.html?showComment=1429838969517#c8046890414126716805

    What does politics have to do with the allegations in Kings Supreme Court and Bronx Criminal Court that you practiced law without a license? Doesn’t spouting off about people you perceive to be “liberal” put you at odds with the Democrat-politicians with whom you claim to be working closely?

    Patrick

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  24. Kenneth Goldstein:
    “…And a graduate of the Military Law School in Portsmouth VA.”

    Sorry; there’s no such thing as the “Military Law School” in Portsmouth, VA. Matter of fact, there are NO law schools at all in Portsmouth.

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  25. Kenneth Goldstein: She already presented her plan to a senatorial body and has their seal of approval

    What Senatorial body gave a “seal of approval” to an MLM/networking marketing scheme that uses the SolidTrustPay payment processor associated with one cross-border fraud scheme after another operating over the Internet?

    And what did that Senatorial body think about the “Republic of the United States of America” remark by “Nelson” on the SVM call?

    Some background for you:

    http://patrickpretty.com/2013/07/31/bulletin-james-timothy-turner-purported-president-of-purported-republic-for-the-united-states-of-america-rusa-sentenced-to-18-years-in-federal-prison/

    Patrick

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  26. Kenneth Goldstein: Would you like me to keep going.

    Yes, Please.

    Kenneth Goldstein: You sir have made a serious mistake in judgement by slandering me and using falsified information to try and slander me.

    Would you please point out where and which “slander” you are attributing to me ?

    Kenneth Goldstein: Ask the ones who put the article in the Post. Some have seen jail time.

    to me ?

    Would you please provide a court reference, case number on that ? (asking a second time).
    I promise to clear your name if things the way you say they are.

    Kenneth Goldstein: you don’t even know me, my background, what I do day in and out for veterans, how many lives I have helped and continue to help through my contacts to give veterans all the benefits they deserve or need help getting

    That is not a subject of the topic, I am sure you can be a nice person to your friends or be a good lover or saving straight dogs and have hobbies.
    But you are involved with a ponzi scheme and your efforts will cause massive losses to people who you mostly do not know but decided to trust you.
    And thats also a crime, buddy – wirefraud. And let’s stick to the facts. Show me something factual about NYPost “slander”.

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  27. Kenneth Goldstein: Also be careful of what links you post that show false information/ slander those people involved in posting that article in the NY Post already have been dealt with in a court of law and will no longer be slandering anyone and the NY Post was ordered to do a retraction as well.

    What “court of law” dealt with “those people?” Please post a link to the “retraction” order you say exists against the New York Post. Is it signed by a judge?

    Please identify the court and the judge. And if you can’t post a link to the order, please quote from it liberally. Take all the space you need.

    Patrick

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  28. Ok , let bring some facts in:

    Kings Supreme Court, NY:
    case #02498-2015
    11/09/2014 – arrest
    04/06/2015 charges: Unlicensed Practice As Atty, Felony – Offr Fle Fls Instrmnt-1st
    04/29/2015 – to appear in court
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    Bronx Criminal Court, NY:
    case #2014BX061241
    11/17/2014 – arrest
    charges: Unlicensed Practice As Atty, Felony – Offr Fle Fls Instrmnt-1st
    06/10/2015 – to appear in court
    ——————

    Bronx Criminal Court, NY:
    case #2014BX061242
    09/22/2014 – arrest
    charges: Aggravated Harassment 2nd, Agg Harass 2 -threat By Phone
    05/15/2015 – to appear in court
    ——————

    Should I go on ? huh, Ken ?

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  29. Not now but back when I was in the service there was. Get your facts straight before posting.

    LuvNLife: Sorry; there’s no such thing as the “Military Law School” in Portsmouth, VA. Matter of fact, there are NO law schools at all in Portsmouth.

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  30. And you want tax payers to pay for your defense applying for a public defenders in each case ?

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  31. The Coast Guard had a school in Portsmouth as well as Yorktown,VA it depended on what field you were going into but I wouldn’t except a wise ass civilian to know the difference. My certification is online. Enough said on the subject I don’t need to prove myself to anyone one of you. None of you matter in my life. You all need to get one and start respecting those who served this country honorably and stop harassing them. That is a crime under the Serviceman’s Act of 2010 and punishable by fine and or imprisonment.

    Kenneth Goldstein:
    I am a Legal Assistance Attorney in the JAG program IAW Commandants Instructions Section 1044 of Title 10 of the United States Code. And a graduate of the Military Law School in Portsmouth VA.

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  32. So, my to-do list this weekend

    get your DD-214 (a public record that details all military training and qualifications)

    Check to see if you are admitted to the bar, or listed as the attorney of record in any state, any Federal Court or any General or Special Courts Martial

    See if you have ever taken the Bar Exam, anywhere

    See if any Coast Guard affiliated school has ever offered a Law Degree or JD

    Call a few Congressional Offices for possible comments

    And then,

    Continue to ridicule you everywhere I find you sticking up your head on the interwebs, with much more specific charges!

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  33. Have fun there are no charges on me ever. You going to waste your time and bother going through all this what is the point of it all
    Trying to tear down a good person is how you get you get your jollies. You really are a sick individual with too much time on your hands
    I refuse to waste anymore of my time here with you low life’s. It’s shame you could be doing something worth while with your lives instead of doing all this nonsense.

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  34. Holy shiznit Admiral! I found a picture of your chest full of medals, you must have invaded Normandy yourself! I count at least 26 awards and decorations and half a dozen other big shiny things worn incorrectly.

    Does the Coast Guard have submarines? Ar those Dolphins?

    http://thisainthell.us/blog/wp-content/uploads/2014/08/Ken-Goldstein.jpg

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  35. You don’t have nearly as many in this picture, apparently taken while you still served. Must have been before you went to war!

    https://www.vetfriends.com/members/photos/past/large/1675643_Kenneth_Goldstein.jpg

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  36. On your own created profile on a veteran site, no mention of any legal training, but you do claim to have gone to The United States Coast Guard Academy, that service’s version of West Point or Annapolis. Funnt, I can’t find your appointment and you’re not in the Graduating class list from ’86 – 88, the only years you could have been. Get pulled out early to go on a secret mission, maybe? That uniform you’re wearing, not an Officer’s uniform, why’s that? Undercover mission?

    https://www.vetfriends.com/veterandirectory/index.cfm?member=1675643

    (I have saved this, but bet its deleted by Monday)

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  37. Kenneth Goldstein:
    Not now but back when I was in the service there was. Get your facts straight before posting.

    Since I live in Virginia, I’m fairly certain of my facts, more so than you, apparently.
    I went back to the 1950’s looking for this mythical law school. Zip, zero, zilch. Better take a deep breath there, Kenneth, your stories are getting all confused, just like the years of alleged service you posted in several different places – there’s discrepancies in those too.

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  38. No moron it’s a cuttermans pin and MSD device stop showing your ass. And nothing is worn incorrectly. if you knew anything at all about protocol. But I wouldnt except you too with your head up your ass. Ever hear of OCS moron or the term Mustang. Probably not. Stop looking for something thatime is not there or make a story about something you cant. Better people than you tried to take me down but they ended up doing time so if you want to continue on the path your on, keep spewing your bullshit. If you have a brain in your head you would just back now before it gets too deep for you to get out.

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  39. Kenneth Goldstein:
    I am a Legal Assistance Attorney in the JAG program IAW Commandants Instructions Section 1044 of Title 10 of the United States Code. And a graduate of the Military Law School in Portsmouth VA.

    you’re either a ‘legal assistant’ – paralegal if people are to believe anything you say – or an attorney. So, you are just a liar. What exactly is the NY Post suppose to retract. Everything they printed seems legit. What is the case number that they had to answer to?

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  40. Mr. Goldstein, if you don’t mind me changing the subject back to the lady discussed in the actual article that we are in the comments thread of… what are your feelings about the Quran? It seems that she shares a phone number with a Quranic academy.

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  41. ProfHenryHiggins: I don’t know why Kenneth came here and spouted off as if he thought that Patrick was the one defaming him

    that’s what fake ‘attorneys’ do……try to bully those that expose them for the frauds they are.

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  42. NikSam: But you are involved with a ponzi scheme and your efforts will cause massive losses to people who you mostly do not know but decided to trust you.

    and many could be veterans. imagine that.

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  43. Gregg Evans:
    Holy shiznit Admiral!I found a picture of your chest full of medals, you must have invaded Normandy yourself!I count at least 26 awards and decorations and half a dozen other big shiny things worn incorrectly.

    Does the Coast Guard have submarines?Ar those Dolphins?

    http://thisainthell.us/blog/wp-content/uploads/2014/08/Ken-Goldstein.jpg

    lol….wait……are all those pinned on a leisure suit? lmao!

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  44. KENNETH GOLDSTEIN: Who says I am involved in a ponzi scheme your imaginations sure run wild here

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  45. Kenneth Goldstein:
    No moron it’s a cuttermans pin and MSD device stop showing your ass. And nothing is worn incorrectly. if you knew anything at all about protocol. But I wouldnt except you too with your head up your ass. Ever hear of OCS moron or the term Mustang. Probably not. Stop looking for something thatime is not there or make a story about something you cant. Better people than you tried to take me down but they ended up doing time so if you want to continue on the path your on, keep spewing your bullshit. If you have a brain in your head you would just back now before it gets too deep for you to get out.

    With a turn of phrase like yours, Kenneth, watching you in a courtroom in front of a Judge must be an absolute riot.

    I look forward with great anticipation for the day we get to see you defend Sheila V Tabarsi and the SVM Global Initiative in a courtroom.

    You WILL be preferring charges and representing both you and Sheila in court, won’t you, Kenneth ???

    It would be a real shame if you wasted all this huffing and puffing without following through.

    We wouldn’t want people to think you are nothing but an internet blowhard, would we ??

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  46. (microwaves some popcorn and grabs a large soda)

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  47. For some unknown reason the words Bob and Guenther keep running through my mind.

    It couldn’t be a relative, could it ??

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  48. After reading through the CG document on the legal assistance program, Mr. Goldstein claims to be “legal assistance attorney”. However,

    “Each legal assistance attorney shall be a member in good standing of the bar of a Federal court or the highest court of a state, territory or the District of Columbia.”

    http://www.uscg.mil/legal/la/Legal_Assistance_doc/Legal_Assistance_Instruction_5801.4E.pdf

    I don’t think any one have found Mr. Goldstein’s “good standing” listing any where, do we?

    What’s far more likely is that Mr. Goldstein is a “legal assistance notary”, which is authorized under 1044a.

    But going back to 1044… specifically (d) (1)

    Notwithstanding any law regarding the licensure of attorneys, a judge advocate or civilian attorney who is authorized to provide military legal assistance is authorized to provide that assistance in any jurisdiction, subject to such regulations as may be prescribed by the Secretary concerned.

    Which means someone in ACTIVE DUTY Military legal assistance is indeed authorized to practice law in any jurisdiction… when acting in MLA matters. And obviously it has to go through the MLA office with the proper paperwork.

    Mr. Goldstein… I thought you’re retired? That’s assuming you are a LGA, and not a LGN. But since you’re retired… You’re ex-LGA at best.

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  49. Is this the same person? From 2014:
    http://nypost.com/2014/08/28/ex-coast-guard-officer-allegedly-posed-as-former-military-lawyer/

    An ex-petty officer in the Coast Guard pawned himself off as a former military lawyer and nearly fooled a Long Island judge — until he started rambling like Joe Pesci in “My Cousin Vinny,’’ sources said Wednesday.

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  50. littleroundman:
    For some unknown reason the words Bob andGuenther keep running through my mind.

    It couldn’t be a relative, could it ??

    Glad I’m not the only one.
    I’m sorry Cdr Goldstien, the resolution of the picture isn’t good enough for me to tell and I’m not familiar with Naval/Coast Guard/Merchant Marine devices. I amthough fairly certain (and another poster has confirmed for me) that you are wearing a Bronxe Star with Valor cluster (the one you’re wearing appears to be the Army/Air Force version…DoDs database on this award is pretty complete

    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Category:Recipients_of_the_Bronze_Star_Medal

    Pages in category “Recipients of the Bronze Star Medal”

    The following 200 pages are in this category, out of 2,178 total. This list may not reflect recent changes
    Don’t see you there, Sparky.

    And we’re not the first to shame you, several veteran websites have been outing you including one that made fun of you imaginary adventures even when you were still serving!

    Now getting back to OCS, I’m a proud graduate of one myself, I just didn’t know they had one at the Coast Guard Academy, seems a little redundant to me, just saying.

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  51. NOTES: Given the evolving stories about UFunClub and SVM Global Initiative, I’ll probably publish a new story under its own header.

    There are some common themes. I’ll mention some of them here in the form of background.

    Kenneth Wayne Leaming, the “sovereign citizen” and AdSurfDaily story figure, was not an attorney — and yet he advertised himself as one online:

    http://patrickpretty.com/2010/11/17/bulletin-profiles-of-purported-attorney-removed-from-cornell-justia-oyez-websites-notary-public-told-washington-law-practice-board-in-2005-that-kenneth-wayne-leaming-was-physically-abusive-and/

    Federal prosecutors later said Leaming was a founder of a “sovereign” group’s “armed enforcement wing.” It was known as the “County Rangers”:

    http://patrickpretty.com/2012/10/09/bulletin-adsurfdaily-figure-kenneth-wayne-leaming-was-founder-of-sovereign-groups-armed-enforcement-wing-and-had-assault-rifle-with-bayonet-at-time-of-arrest-prosecutors-say-probe-was-par/

    Some ASD members claimed Leaming was doing legal work for them. So, the situation devolved into the truly bizarre: a nonattorney in a major Ponzi scheme case was assisting in efforts to derail the prosecution. This involved bids to menace public officials.

    Prosecutors referenced Leaming’s “performance of legal services for third parties”:

    http://patrickpretty.com/2013/11/14/bulletin-prosecution-seeks-final-forfeiture-of-guns-badges-client-files-and-digital-devices-of-adsurfdaily-figure-and-purported-sovereign-citizen-kenneth-wayne-leaming/

    Society has a compelling interest in not permitting nonattorneys to practice law. Individuals in the “sovereign” wing can and do create problems for their “clients.”

    Nonsense gets passed off on the Internet as conventional wisdom. People recycle this nonsense. That’s happening now in both UFunClub and SVM.

    In Leaming, Judge [Ronald] Leighton famously said:

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    “The Court therefore feels some measure of responsibility to inform [Kenneth Wayne Leaming] that all the fancy legal-sounding things he has read on the internet are make-believe. Defendant can call himself a ‘public minister’ and ‘private attorney general,’ he may file ‘mandatory judicial notices’ citing all his favorite websites, he can even address mail to the ‘Washington Republic.’ But at the end of the day, while sovereign citizens and Defendant cite things like ‘Universal Law Ordinances,’ they are subject to both state and federal laws, just like everyone else.”

    Source: http://patrickpretty.com/2013/02/13/judge-all-the-fancy-legal-sounding-things-asd-figure-kenneth-wayne-leaming-has-read-on-the-internet-are-make-believe/

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    AdSurfDaily was a purported “advertising” program the U.S. Secret Service took down in August 2008, coming up on seven years ago. ASD gathered $119 million.

    Zeek Rewards, taken down by the SEC in 2012, also had an “advertising” component. Zeek gathered $897 million.

    TelexFree then came along in this dangerous game of whack-a-mole. The SEC and U.S. Department of Homeland Security are involved in the 2014 TelexFree cases. Again, “advertising” was a component. The TelexFree bankruptcy trustee says $1.8 billion may be involved.

    It’s easy enough to see why these schemes come along: Even the small schemes as seen on the Ponzi boards can put big sums of money on the table — anywhere from the hundreds of thousands to the relatively “low” millions.

    The ones that achieve virality can put tens of millions to more than $1 billion on the table. The danger to individual pocketbooks, however, is not the sole danger.

    Vast sums of money may end up in the pockets of the murkiest of figures.

    Does anyone know who “Roman Novak” is — I mean, to this day?

    http://patrickpretty.com/2013/04/05/urgent-bulletin-moving-sec-files-complaint-against-profitable-sunrise/

    What did we hear in the days leading up to the SEC’s Profitable Sunrise action, back when North Carolina became one of the first states to put out a Profitable Sunrise warning?

    Well, we heard there was nothing to fear because North Carolina was a “small” state. We later heard the same thing after the Brazilian state of Acre moved against TelexFree. Acre was just a “small” state.

    This narrative now has been applied to “small” countries. In UFunClub/UToken, the Stepfordian troops are describing Thailand as a “small” country.

    Of course, the narrative has been improved by assertions that the media in Thailand is corrupt and that the government is, too.

    SVM essentially is making the same claim about the U.S. government — while at once claiming it has the support or will gain the support of U.S. politicians.

    SVM’s Sheila Tabarsi repeatedly has dropped the name of U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry. She also has dropped the name of New York state Sen. Ruth Hassell-Thompson.

    http://patrickpretty.com/2015/04/22/ufunclub-securities-division-will-look-into-the-extent-of-a-colorado-connection/

    Who else has dropped Sen. Hassell-Thompson’s name? Well, “Kenneth Goldstein” — posting here:

    http://patrickpretty.com/2015/04/19/in-conference-call-for-svm-global-initiative-speaker-makes-veiled-reference-to-ufunclub-cross-border-scheme-under-investigation-in-thailand-are-north-american-sovereign-citizens-at-work/#comment-157499

    Is Goldstein practicing law without a license. New York state seems to think so:

    http://patrickpretty.com/2015/04/19/in-conference-call-for-svm-global-initiative-speaker-makes-veiled-reference-to-ufunclub-cross-border-scheme-under-investigation-in-thailand-are-north-american-sovereign-citizens-at-work/#comment-157519

    So, we perhaps have a man in some way associated with SVM’s Sheila Tabarsi who may have a separate, Kenneth Leaming-like problem.

    Goldstein, who appears to perceive “liberal” bias on the PP Blog, nevertheless says he has the support of liberal politicians — this after Tabarsi claimed the Republican “Bush administration” had been engineering a plot to keep the poor people down.

    Friends, these stories are just too wild to reconcile — and that’s a danger sign. Of course, SVM also may have some sort of “advertising” component to mask the sale of securities — this after ASD, Zeek, TelexFree and many more.

    There can be no doubt that these schemes have common ties among promoters and that the inherent dangers are being projected across the world.

    While Tabarsi, a purported psychic, is blasting the Bush administration, it must be remembered that the ASDers were claiming that ASD operator Andy Bowdoin had the backing of President George W. Bush. In fact, that false claim was one of the things that led to Bowdoin’s indictment.

    The Feds also have said Bowdoin at one time hopped on a plane to Costa Rica to get the lay of the land. Tabarsi purportedly has an arm in Costa Rica.

    Trying to create a veneer of legitimacy by dropping the names of politicians or prominent members of the government is common in the Ponzi sphere. A man believed to be a Thai general appears to have been one of the public faces of the UFunClub “program.”

    In terms of economic fallout and the capacity for corruption to occur, one of the most dangerous things in the world these days may be a greedy, thoughtless MLMer/network marketer with a big list and social media accounts. The Robotic Stepfordians only add to the danger by pitching scheme after scheme after scheme.

    All American Presidents go to bed each night with the weight of the world on their shoulders. This is true, regardless of party. The Internet can be used for things good and bad. At its worst, the Internet can become a destabilizing force.

    There was a coup in Thailand last year. The U.S. and Thai governments have been friendly for years, and you’d better believe the United States has a keen interest in what happens in Thailand.

    One of the U.S. concerns has been something I’ll describe as a black-market” economy in which cross-border criminals from Thailand’s region of the world may participate.

    Though friendly to Thailand, the United States says this about the country:

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    Thailand is vulnerable to money laundering within its own underground economy, as well as to many categories of cross-border crime, including illicit narcotics and other contraband smuggling. Thailand is a source, transit, and destination country for international migrant smuggling and trafficking in persons, a production and distribution center for counterfeit consumer goods, and a center for the production and sale of fraudulent travel documents. The proceeds of illegal gaming, corruption, underground lotteries, and prostitution are laundered through the country’s financial system. The Thai black market includes a wide range of pirated and smuggled goods, from counterfeit medicines to luxury automobiles.

    Source: http://www.state.gov/j/inl/rls/nrcrpt/2015/vol2/239108.htm

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    The U.S. State Department has described Thailand as “A Democracy at Risk”:

    http://www.state.gov/p/eap/rls/rm/2014/06/228368.htm

    A $1.17 billion Ponzi scheme operating inside and outside of Thai borders is no small problem.

    Many of the narratives surrounding such schemes are absurd on their faces — and they’re being brought to you by an MLMer/network marketer near you.

    These schemes so often are positioned as a means for ordinary people to improve their standards of living. Virtually all of them are promoted as forms of a rising tide that will lift people out of economic despair.

    What they are, in reality, is a means by which the brassiest of criminals announce their criminal greed to the world and go about the process of picking pockets on a scale previously unknown in human history.

    Patrick

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  52. A wild “sovereign citizen” story evolving in Georgia:

    http://www.nbcnews.com/news/us-news/f-court-woman-files-bleep-filled-tirade-against-judge-n347381

    Headline: “‘F— This Court’: Woman Files Bleep-Filled Tirade Against Judge.”

    From RawStory:

    http://www.rawstory.com/2015/04/fck-this-court-i-am-justice-woman-uncorks-berserk-legal-rant-after-civil-rights-suit-tossed/

    Headline: “‘F*ck this court — I AM Justice’: Woman uncorks berserk legal rant after civil rights suit tossed.”

    Wonkette satire:

    http://wonkette.com/583652/sovereign-citizen-lady-is-citizen-of-our-hearts

    Headline: “Sovereign Citizen Lady Is Citizen … OF OUR HEARTS!”

    Patrick

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  53. Tony H:
    Is this the same person? From 2014:
    http://nypost.com/2014/08/28/ex-coast-guard-officer-allegedly-posed-as-former-military-lawyer/

    Yes. The fact that he posted on my blog when I suggested the link confirms so. I found a picture in Mr. Goldstein’s G+ album where he wore the SAME outfit as shown in the NYPost photo. And the blog comment was posted with the same G+ profile. Same guy.

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  54. Once again and for the last time nothing printed in NY Post was factual and the parties responsible for the malicious tart were held accountable for posting their lies. The Post was ordered to do a retraction and paid restitution to me for their slander. Nothing happened in Monticello in fact the Judge was was removed off the bench for his involvement in illegal foreclosure. Fact I was a volunteer at the VA not alleged in my photos you will my ID around my neck. Anyone who knows me on a personal level laughs at the article cause its a joke. I was released R&R never went to any hospital. All lies. As far as the judge in Hempstead he was the joke wanting an innocent man to pay a fine for something he didn’t do and wold not allow witnesses or discovery to prove the his innocence. I went over his head and he didn’t like it. I got justice for my client. The was not to happy oh well. Enough said. I wasted time of my time with you fools. Try and get lives there a world out there besides sitting on your asses maybe some fresh air would do you good. I still didn’t get a reply back with any addresses so I guess that proves my case, your not interested in knowing the truth. Just want to sit here and spew all your garbage. I done.

    Tony H:
    Is this the same person? From 2014:
    http://nypost.com/2014/08/28/ex-coast-guard-officer-allegedly-posed-as-former-military-lawyer/

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  55. Kenneth Goldstein: Once again and for the last time nothing printed in NY Post was factual and the parties responsible for the malicious tart were held accountable for posting their lies. The Post was ordered to do a retraction and paid restitution to me for their slander.

    and verifiable proof of this is where? you’ll be back……you scammers always come back.

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  56. Kenneth Goldstein: The Post was ordered to do a retraction and paid restitution to me for their slander.

    Order by who? You? Your cases in court are still pending.

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  57. Case is still pending, Kenneth Goldstein

    Document# 2014BX061241

    Bronx county Assistant District Attorney is handling the case.
    Arrest date August 2, 2014

    I have her name and phone number but will not publish it at this time.

    The main number is 718-590-2000…I am sure if you ask the right questions when you call you can confirm this information.

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