sovereign citizens

PP Blog Tag archives on references to "sovereign citizens."

Masonic Fraternal Police Department ‘Fictitious,’ Sheriff’s Dept. Says

Masonic Fraternal Police Department 'Fictitious,' Sheriff's Dept. Says

An outfit calling itself the Masonic Fraternal Police Department and operating in the area of Santa Clarita is “fictitious,” the Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department said. Three people linked to the bogus agency were arrested last week. There are concerns more people may be involved, the Sheriff’s Department said. The alleged posers were identified as […]

UFUNCLUB: Securities Division ‘Will Look Into The Extent Of A Colorado Connection’

UFUNCLUB: Securities Division 'Will Look Into The Extent Of A Colorado Connection'

UPDATED 10:52 A.M. EDT U.S.A. The Colorado Division of Securities said it “will look into the extent” of promotional ties the UFunClub “program” now under investigation in Thailand may have in the state. Whether other U.S. states would follow Colorado’s lead was not immediately clear. Earlier cross-border MLM/network-marketing schemes such as Profitable Sunrise and WCM777 […]

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?

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?

Are “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 […]

Self-Described Missouri ‘Sovereign Citizen’ And Associates Brought ‘Fake Criminal Charges’ Against Banker In Fictitious ‘International Environmental Court,’ Authorities Say

Self-Described Missouri 'Sovereign Citizen' And Associates Brought 'Fake Criminal Charges' Against Banker In Fictitious 'International Environmental Court,' Authorities Say

UPDATED 2:27 P.M. ET U.S.A. The prosecuting attorney for Greene County, Mo., has publicly thanked a People’s Bank manager for “not succumbing to [John F. Gibson’s] attempts to harass and bully his way out of responsibility for his criminal conduct.” Gibson, 61, of Willard, Mo., entered a guilty plea Oct. 29 to a felony charge […]

BIZARRE: Purported ‘Sovereign Citizen’ Causes Interstate Traffic Tie-Up After Allegedly Crashing SUV Loaded With ‘Live Chickens, Marijuana, Firearms, And Improvised Explosive Devices’

A Pennsylvania man reportedly already facing charges he failed to yield to an emergency vehicle in that state allegedly crashed his SUV on I-79 in West Virginia on Friday, tying up traffic for hours, causing truck drivers to be late with their loads and handing police yet another bizarre case involving a purported “sovereign citizen.” […]

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, […]

Quatloos Mod, RealScam.com, PP Blog Targeted In Bizarre Hectoring Campaign

Quatloos Mod, RealScam.com, PP Blog Targeted In Bizarre Hectoring Campaign

(3RD UPDATE 2:43 P.M. EDT U.S.A.) wserra, an attorney, Quatloos moderator and occasional poster on the PPBlog and RealScam.com, appears recently to have been targeted by a crackpot who desires to hector wserra with complaints to the bar association. Among other things, Quatloos publishes information on the bizarre undertakings of “sovereign citizens” in the United […]

UPDATE: Purported ‘Sovereign Citizen’ Convicted In Bizarre ‘Liens’ Caper Targeting Judges, Law Enforcement

UPDATE: Purported 'Sovereign Citizen' Convicted In Bizarre 'Liens' Caper Targeting Judges, Law Enforcement

We first wrote about Cherron Marie Phillips in November 2012, after she was arrested on charges that she had filed bogus liens against a chief U.S. District Judge, a U.S. District Judge, two U.S. Magistrate Judges, a former U.S. Attorney, an assistant U.S. Attorney, a federal court clerk, four federal Task Force officers and a […]

MORE MLM WHACK-A-MOLE: (1) Quebec Securities Regulator Issues Warning On Karatbars International; (2) Cross-Border Colleagues Follow Suit; (3) Former Zeek Ponzi Scheme Pitchman Defends ‘Program’ As Others Push It Alongside TelexFree

MORE MLM WHACK-A-MOLE: (1) Quebec Securities Regulator Issues Warning On Karatbars International; (2) Cross-Border Colleagues Follow Suit; (3) Former Zeek Ponzi Scheme Pitchman Defends 'Program' As Others Push It Alongside TelexFree

UPDATED 12:21 P.M. EDT (MARCH 28, U.S.A.) Whack-A-Mole. Here’s the latest disturbing incarnation: On March 20, the Autorité des marchés financiers (AMF) published a warning on a gold “program” known as Karatbars International GmbH. BehindMLM.com spotlighted the warning yesterday. From the AMF warning (bolding added): “With the company’s ‘Affiliates’ program, investors can make Internet-based purchases […]

MORE FROM MLM LA-LA LAND: Is It A Taunt? Purported Successor Firm To WCM777/Kingdom777 Uses Image Of Golden Pyramid

MORE FROM MLM LA-LA LAND: Is It A Taunt? Purported Successor Firm To WCM777/Kingdom777 Uses Image Of Golden Pyramid

Updated 6:24 p.m ET (U.S.A.) Members of the WCM777 scam, which morphed into Kingdom777 after regulatory actions were filed, have been informed by a “program” upline that the venture now is operating as Global-Unity, a source told the PP Blog today. Parts of the Global-Unity website appear to be under construction. The “News” tab, for […]

Anti-Defamation League, One Of First Groups To Warn Public About AdSurfDaily Figure Kenneth Wayne Leaming, Now Says ‘Sovereign Citizens’ Are Forming ‘Vigilante Grand Juries’ And Harassing Public Officials In New York, Florida And Elsewhere

Anti-Defamation League, One Of First Groups To Warn Public About AdSurfDaily Figure Kenneth Wayne Leaming, Now Says 'Sovereign Citizens' Are Forming 'Vigilante Grand Juries' And Harassing Public Officials In New York, Florida And Elsewhere

Kenneth Wayne Leaming, the AdSurfDaily Ponzi story figure and purported “sovereign citizen” now serving eight years in federal prison in part for filing bogus liens against public officials involved in the 2008 ASD case, once claimed the federal judge in Washington state who presided over his criminal trial owed him 208,000 ounces of “99.9% fine […]