Purported JAG Lawyer Linked To SVM Global Initiative Pleads Guilty To Unlicensed Practice Of Law And Offering A False Instrument For Filing
UPDATED 6:29 P.M. ET U.S.A. Kenneth Goldstein, who became a curious sidebar in the bizarre story of the SVM Global Initiative “program” led by Sheila V. Tabarsi, has pleaded guilty to unlicensed practice of law and offering a false instrument for filing.
The latter charge is a felony, according to the office of Bronx County District Attorney Darcel D. Clark in New York.
Clark’s office confirmed the guilty pleas today to the PP Blog, saying they occurred on Jan. 22. Sentencing is set for March 22, absent a postponement. Clark’s office declined to comment on the possible penalties.
“He pled guilty to both [charges],” Clark’s office said.
In April 2015, after Tabarsi had claimed she was under investigation by the FBI, the PP Blog raised questions about whether “sovereign citizens” in the United States and Canada were involved in SVM and whether certain members have ties to the UFunClub cross-border scheme under criminal investigation in Thailand. (See link in opening paragraph above for details.)
Goldstein was described in 2014 in the New York Post as an “ex-petty officer in the Coast Guard” who had “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.'”
He is suspected of unlicensed practice of law in at least two New York jurisdictions. The Bronx Chronicle reported in October 2015 that he was accused of “posing as a military lawyer in the Bronx and several other counties in New York and misrepresenting veterans in separate Family and Civil Court cases.”
In a separate case, he is accused of threatening a veteran over the phone, according to the Chronicle.
Tabarsi, who describes herself as a former Air Force member, a medical intuitive, a psychic and, most recently, a “Rev.,” has described Goldstein as a “USCG JAG OFFICER” and as “LIEUTENANT COMMANDER KENNETH GOLDSTEIN.”
At one point in 2015, Tabarsi described the PP Blog as part of a terrorist organization that sought to “INCITE A RIOT and commit unprovoked ATTACKS on DECORATED UNITED STATES WARTIME VETERANS” and additionally carry out a “HATE CRIME.”
Goldstein has claimed to the PP Blog that Tabarsi “already presented her business plan to a senatorial body and has their seal of approval.”
Also see 2015 reports at BehindMLM.com: