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Purported ‘Sovereign Citizen’ Who Bizarrely Claimed His Authority Came From ‘The Vatican’ Convicted Of Issuing Bogus Diplomatic Credentials

Purported 'Sovereign Citizen' Who Bizarrely Claimed His Authority Came From 'The Vatican' Convicted Of Issuing Bogus Diplomatic Credentials

EDITOR’S NOTE: U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) and Homeland Security Investigations (HSI) are referenced in the story about purported “sovereign citizen” James T. McBride below. ICE/HSI also are involved in the investigation of the alleged TelexFree Ponzi- and pyramid scheme. Whether TelexFree had any “sovereign citizens” in its ranks is unclear. “Sovereign citizens,” however, […]

BULLETIN: MLM Attorney And Companion Entity Received $843,000 Through Sale Of ‘Bogus Compliance Course’ That Served As ‘Window Dressing’ For Ponzi- And Pyramid Scheme, Zeek Receiver Says

BULLETIN: MLM Attorney And Companion Entity Received $843,000 Through Sale Of 'Bogus Compliance Course' That Served As 'Window Dressing' For Ponzi- And Pyramid Scheme, Zeek Receiver Says

BULLETIN: (2nd update 9:54 p.m. EDT U.S.A.) MLM attorney Kevin Grimes and a companion entity known as MLM Compliance VT LLC received $843,000 from the Zeek Rewards pyramid- and Ponzi scheme through the sale of a “bogus compliance course,” receiver Kenneth D. Bell has alleged in an amended complaint. The amended complaint, filed yesterday, includes […]

BULLETIN: Zeek Receiver References AdSurfDaily Ponzi Case

BULLETIN: Zeek Receiver References AdSurfDaily Ponzi Case

BULLETIN: (UPDATED 4:29 P.M. EDT U.S.A.) Zeek Rewards receiver Kenneth D. Bell — for the first time — has referenced the AdSurfDaily Ponzi case in a federal court filing. Zeek, believed to have gathered on the order of $850 million,┬áis known to have had participants in common with ASD, a $119 million fraud. Some MLM […]

Zeek Receiver Seeks Nearly $2.1 Million From Alleged Winner And Former AdSurfDaily Ponzi Pitchman Todd Disner; Records Show Zeek Paid Him More Than $7,000 On Same Day He Sued United States For Alleged Misdeeds In ASD Case

Zeek Receiver Seeks Nearly $2.1 Million From Alleged Winner And Former AdSurfDaily Ponzi Pitchman Todd Disner; Records Show Zeek Paid Him More Than $7,000 On Same Day He Sued United States For Alleged Misdeeds In ASD Case

Zeek Rewards “winner” Todd Disner owes the receivership estate $2,079,757.88, according to a motion asking the court clerk to enter a default judgment. Receiver Kenneth D. Bell filed for the judgment July 9 in federal court for the Western District of North Carolina, seeking not only Disner’s alleged Zeek haul of $1,800,037.06, but also interest […]

EDITORIAL: On The War In Zeekland And HYIP Rabbit Holes

EDITORIAL: On The War In Zeekland And HYIP Rabbit Holes

EDITOR’S NOTE: On Feb. 5, 2014, Zeek figures and alleged insiders Dawn Wright-Olivares and Daniel Olivares pleaded guilty to federal crimes. Wright-Olivares pleaded guilty to investment-fraud conspiracy and tax-fraud conspiracy. Olivares pleaded guilty to investment-fraud conspiracy. Federal prosecutors in the Western District of North Carolina are maintaining an information site here. Kenneth D. Bell, the […]

BULLETIN: Merrill May Be Turning Against Wanzeler

BULLETIN: Merrill May Be Turning Against Wanzeler

BULLETIN: (5th Update 10:06 p.m. EDT U.S.A.) A defense filing by alleged TelexFree co-owner James Merrill may signal a serious divide between Merrill and Carlos Wanzeler, now described by the United States as an international fugitive. At the same time, new defense filings by Merrill say arguments made in bankruptcy court that suggest TelexFree could […]

Realty Firm Linked To Carlos And Katia Wanzeler Also Linked To Former TelexFree CFO Joe Craft

(2nd Update 2:12 P.M. EDT U.S.A.) Acceris Realty Estate LLC, a Massachusetts company that listed Katia Wanzeler as its registered agent, was formed by Joe H. Craft in February 2013, according to corporation records in Massachusetts. Craft, accused by the SEC last month of securities fraud at TelexFree, is TelexFree’s former CFO. The appearance of […]

HYIP RIPPLES: FBI Issues ‘Wanted’ Poster For Florida Attorney Implicated In ‘Commodities Online’ Caper; Michael Ralph Casey Called ‘Armed And Dangerous’

HYIP RIPPLES: FBI Issues 'Wanted' Poster For Florida Attorney Implicated In 'Commodities Online' Caper; Michael Ralph Casey Called 'Armed And Dangerous'

A Florida attorney the SEC has described as “anything but lawyerly” is now the subject of an FBI “Wanted” poster and is considered “armed and dangerous.” The FBI issued the poster after Michael Ralph Casey “failed to appear for a court hearing and a bench warrant was issued for his arrest by the United States […]

TelexFree Members Blame MLM Debacle On ‘Media Disinformation'; Judge Presiding Over SEC Case Receives Doodles

TelexFree Members Blame MLM Debacle On 'Media Disinformation'; Judge Presiding Over SEC Case Receives Doodles

(UPDATED 9:24 am EDT MAY 14 U.S.A.) The PP Blog previously has reported on campaigns by members to petition judges to “bail out” TelexFree and consider the purported upside of the “program,” which may be the largest combined Ponzi- and pyramid scheme in MLM HYIP history. (Campaigns referenced in this May 10, 2014, PP Blog […]

EDITORIAL: TelexFree’s La-La Land Leaves Trail Of Missed Signals, Willful Blindness And MLM Arson

EDITORIAL: TelexFree's La-La Land Leaves Trail Of Missed Signals, Willful Blindness And MLM Arson

In case you missed the big news yesterday, TelexFree figures James Merrill and Carlos Wanzeler were charged criminally. Unofficially this brings the number of charged MLM HYIP “programs” (or clients) with links to MLM attorney Gerald Nehra to three in recent years. Nehra was an “expert witness” for AdSurfDaily in 2008. He testified that ASD, […]

ZEEK RECEIVER: ‘Multilayered Investigation Into [Rex Venture Group] And Its Insiders, Advisors, And Financial Institutions’ Continues

ZEEK RECEIVER: 'Multilayered Investigation Into [Rex Venture Group] And Its Insiders, Advisors, And Financial Institutions' Continues

The court-appointed receiver in the Zeek Rewards Ponzi- and pyramid case says his “multitilayered investigation into [Zeek operator Rex Venture Group] and its insiders, advisors, and financial institutions” continues. Receiver Kenneth D. Bell has been at the helm since the epic collapse of the Zeek MLM HYIP scheme in August 2012. The SEC initially filed […]