UPDATE: Federal Prosecutors Have ‘No Comment’ On ASD-Related Email That Encouraged Members To Identify Public Officials As ‘Thieves’ And Send ‘Certified’ Copy Of Theft Claims To Home Of U.S. Chief Justice

ASD President Andy Bowdoin

UPDATED TO ADD COMMENT FROM U.S. MARSHALS SERVICE AT 3:21 P.M. EDT (U.S.A.) Federal prosecutors in the District of Columbia this morning declined to comment on an email received Saturday by some AdSurfDaily members that encouraged them to file documents at the “county” level and “name” federal officials as “thieves.”

Prosecutors also declined to comment on whether the government had beefed up security for judges and prosecutors in response to strange developments in the ASD case. On Saturday, some ASD members received an email that encouraged them to send a “notary certified copy” of theft claims they file in their home counties against federal officials to the home address of U.S. Chief Justice John Roberts.

“No comment,” the office of U.S. Attorney Ronald C. Machen Jr. said.

The U.S. Marshals Service, which provides security for the U.S. court system, said this afternoon that “it is the policy of the U.S. Marshals Service not to comment on or confirm ongoing judicial threat investigations.”

The PP Blog reported yesterday that ASD figure Kenneth Wayne Leaming, a reputed “sovereign citizen” who sometimes goes by the names of “Kenneth Wayne” and “Keny,” filed involuntary bankruptcy petitions in 2009 against the Washington State Bar Association and a Franciscan hospital in Washington state.

Leaming’s combined claims totaled more than $41 billion. He was permanently enjoined “forever from filing a bankruptcy petition or any other pleadings before this court without the advance leave from one of the bankruptcy judges of this court,” according to federal records.

“Keny” has been cited by ASD members as the author of a November 2010 “legal opinion” and as the author of Saturday’s email that provided guidance to ASD members. The ASD case had been marked by strange events since the U.S. Secret Service seized tens of millions of dollars in a Ponzi scheme probe in August 2008.

In November 2010, Cornell University Law School, Justia.com and Oyez.org removed the online profiles of Leaming after questions were raised about whether he was a licensed attorney.

In the profiles, Leaming had been listed as an attorney who advertised a fee structure of up to $250 an hour from Spanaway, Wash.

Leaming was the subject of a letter sent in 2005 by the Practice of Law Board of the State of Washington. The Law Board made a determination in December 2005 that Leaming’s conduct in cases it was investigating “constitutes the unauthorized practice of law.”

In one case, the Law Board said, a notary public accused Leaming of coercing her into “notarizing documents that resulted in the loss of her notary license.”

Leaming became a figure in the ASD case in 2010 after he was denied leave to file documents in the civil portion of the ASD case and later joined with ASD figure Christian Oesch, an unsuccessful pro se litigant in the case, to sue the United States — apparently for the staggering sume of more than $29 trillion.

Civil judgments against money and property seized by the Secret Service in the ASD case were entered in the government’s favor in 2009 and 2010, and the prosecutors returned $55 million to about 8,400 ASD members last week through a process known as remission.

There were repeated efforts by some ASD members to discourage others for filing for remissions.

Bowdoin claimed last week — prior to Saturday’s email attributed to “Keny” — that the government “forced [ASD] members to sign the untrue statement to get a refund of their monies.”

Bowdoin’s email followed on the heels of an email by an ASD member named “Sara” that claimed to provide “insider information” that a government plot was under way.

Since at least July, Bowdoin has been soliciting ASD members to pay for his criminal defense on charges of wire fraud, securities fraud and selling unregistered securities.


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4 Responses to “UPDATE: Federal Prosecutors Have ‘No Comment’ On ASD-Related Email That Encouraged Members To Identify Public Officials As ‘Thieves’ And Send ‘Certified’ Copy Of Theft Claims To Home Of U.S. Chief Justice”

  1. Geez,

    I’d love a dollar for every paragraph of lies, deceit and obfuscation associated with the AdSurf Daily saga since it was busted.

    It would be my luck, however, to only be paid for every one which made a single, solitary difference, and I’d end up with zip, zero, zilch, nil, nada, nothing.

    All those theories, all that angst and the outcome is EXACTLY as is what always going to be.

  2. @LRM – optimistic as always. lol

    I think you may be rewarded for a few of Honest Andy’s pearls of wisdom when he is eventually tried and sentenced, along with ……?

  3. Lil Ol’ Radical Me: @LRM – optimistic as always. lol

    HA ! You can laugh all you want.

    I once won an all expenses paid night out with an Academy Award winning Hollywood starlet.

    It turned out to be four hours with Lassie.

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