Sunday, December 8, 2019

Bill Clinton Celebrates Termination Of Parental Rights In Michigan

Hillary and Bill Clinton speak at the Fox Theatre on Detroit tour stop
"Tiny human capital can be hedged. through their trust funds."
Well, I hope the boys family did not catch this story.

Where is his family?

How about someone telling the tale of how the boy got into foster care in the first place.

What happened to the parents whose parental rights were terminated and how were those parental rights terminated?

No one wants to talk about that but Lala will.

How old was his mother and was she in foster care, too?

Just keeping it real because no one wants to talk about the parents who children were Legally Kidnapped by foreign corporations in the name of the tax exempt god.

Praise the lord and keep on salvaging those souls.

President Bill Clinton congratulates Michigan boy who brought class to adoption

Former President Bill Clinton has offered a public congratulations to Michael Clark Jr., the 5-year-old Michigan boy who made headlines for inviting his kindergarten class to his adoption ceremony. Clinton sent a tweet Friday night about the boy and how special is story is.
Clark’s story went viral this week as the child’s act of kindness caught the eyes of people across the country. Videos of his ceremony were viewed millions of times and photos have been shared across various social media platforms.

During the ceremony, each of his classmates were able to stand up and say why they are friends with Clark. The kids brought handmade signs as well and cheered Clark on after he was officially adopted. Clark was adopted by Andrea Melvin and David Eaton during the 23rd annual Adoption Day in Kent County. As part of Thursday’s ceremonies, 36 other children were also adopted.

In another tweet, Clinton said the adoption issue was something he and his wife Hillary Clinton worked hard to combat during their political careers.

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Meet Ali "Akbar" Alexander, The Sacrificial Political Operative & His Expertise On The Michigan 2016 Election With Cernovich

https://www.projectveritas.exposed/ali-akbar-alexander
Wow.

I guess Ali is coming to Detroit.

Meet Ali "Akbar" Alexander.

Jack Dorsey Thinks Fringe Figure Ali Akbar Makes ‘Interesting Points’

Ali is contradicting the federal election reports of social media interference.

That is quite ballsy.

Wow.

Ali has no idea of what he is getting himself into so this is going to be fun.

Trump's political campaigns were foreign corporations, not registered with FEC, so Ali is admitting to a federal crime, possibly FARA violations?

Wow.

Keep on testifying, Ali.

Tell it all.

https://www.facebook.com/TheAliAlexander/

Gabe Hoffman has legal actions against Ali.



They are talking about the 2016 election. 

Ali is telling us, as a political expert, about how Trump won Michigan.

We must definitely invite Ali to bear witness.

Ali wants to write a book.

That is what they all do when aspiring to ascend the ladder of running paid psyoptics, or rather just paid lying.

Calling it lying is a much more palatable, masticated concept of propaganda to swallow.

Ali packages what is called "influencers", which is just a fancy name for an operative who is willing to engage in nefarious online activities to interfere in elections, like what Ali is talking about of what he did in the 2016 election.

Mueller is probably loving this, but, hey, what do I know?

I know Mike Cernovich has yet to answer the magic questions: "Who gave you those forged, confidential, classified, congressional documents and how much did you make?"

Watch Cernovich sacrifice Ali to the Celestial Goddess of the Woodshed because I would expect nothing less from him.

Do your thing, Mikey.

I am kind of digging on the operative talk show.

#SpiesLivesMatter

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Saturday, December 7, 2019

Dear SIGTARP & Detroit FBI - Amrock, Detroit Land Bank Authority & The City Of Detroit Are Still Retaliating Against Me By Trying To Foreclose Upon My Property

I told you.

The Detroit Land Bank Authority is operating through the Corporate Shape Shifter called Amrock.

https://beverlytran.blogspot.com/search?q=Amrock

https://beverlytran.blogspot.com/search?q=Title+Source

https://beverlytran.blogspot.com/search?q=gilbert

https://beverlytran.blogspot.com/p/detroit-land-bank-authority-leaks.html

https://beverlytran.blogspot.com/search?q=Detroit+Land+Bank+Authority

Now, mind you, I officially transferred the deed to me, as the Registered Agent of the Detroit Land Bank Authority, where taxes have been granted the poverty exemption, which means they are still running game.

How can the Detroit Land Bank Authority and Amrock have an interest when there is no interest recorded in the Wayne County Register of Deeds?

Hmmmm.....stealin' you think?

So, Amrock converted my property as an instrument of financial leverage, while terrorizing me through that fake ass Detroit Land Bank Authority, of being at the core of the push for property tax foreclosures through another machination of fraud.

I wonder how much they made off me.

I need to be made whole again.

Oh, and Amrock is about to send me their original documents of the fraudulent transaction because this is not even the proper property address.

Seriously.

I enter this into the formal record.

4239 Tyler St (Order Number: 60211677) Detroit Land Bank Authority



Inbox


Detroit Land Bank DetroitLandBank@amrock.com

Thu, Dec 5, 11:25 AM (2 days ago)
to meDetroit


Hello,

I am a representative from Amrock on behalf of Detroit Land Bank. Congratulations on achieving compliance with your property, we have your original recorded document and would like to return it to you. I would like to know the address of where you would like for me to send the Recorded Release of Interest?  

Thank you in advance for your cooperation, 


Amrock
Celeste Shropshire - Senior Advanced Recording Analyst

662 Woodward Ave. | Detroit, MI 48226
(888) 848-5355 
ext. 80040 toll free
(313) 338-0040 
direct | (877) 380-6009 direct fax





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The following was my response:

You may send all documents to the following address:
477 Michigan Ave., 26th FloorDetroit, MI 48226(313) 965-2323
Thank you for your cooperation.
For those of you unfamiliar with that address, it is the Detroit FBI Office, the ones over the conjugal collaborative investigation with SIGTARP and others.

https://www.fbi.gov/contact-us/field-offices/detroit

That way I can document more mail fraud without having to leave the house.

Oh, mind you, we are still in countdown to foreclosure on my house.

It seems those "Legal Geniuses" (trademark pending) over there at the City of Detroit are coming up with even more clever ways to foreclose on my property.

The following is the email I sent to my Detroit City Councilman, Gabe Leland, City Assessor, whose email is not operational cited on communications, and the Michigan Attorney General:
Beverly Tran <tranbeverly@gmail.com>
Fri, Dec 6, 4:26 PM (17 hours ago)
to assessors, Eric, miag
I have received a request from the Property Tax Division challenging the veracity of my sworn application of poverty exemption of my property, which is an act that I do not take lightly.
This is the second year in a row where I have been questioned about my poverty, which some may take as derogatory action to demean those who are victims of the poorly run Detroit Administration, including the lack of administration of the City's Public Private Partnerships.
It was request that I provide a signed, federal income tax release of information for my son, of whom I declare on my taxes as a dependent, clearly stated, and verified by the State of Michigan Department of Health and Human Services Income Statement for qualification of SNAP benefits and  Medicaid.
As furtherance of my position that I am impoverished, due to the failure of the City IT system to recognize or amend the record that I do not have an accessible water account, my son's SNAP was reduced.
By raising doubt to the declaration of my income, the City of Detroit is, once again, alleging that I have engaged in a act of fraud.
The previous recording of an act of theft was done, twice, with the Detroit Water and Sewage Department.
I sent this poverty exemption request through the U.S. Postal Service, certified, which takes these allegations of providing the City of Detroit fraudulent information, a criminal act.
For this matter, I have reported it to the FBI.
I have also received a notice of foreclosure for failure to pay previous years property tax, where, I was granted the exemption.
Looking into the matter, it was found that I was referred to the Finance Department for collection of a debt from my business.
What this business debt is, has yet to be identified.
The business in question is the Detroit Land Bank Authroity, LLC, which was dissolved by the former Michigan Attorney General Bill Schuette in the Michigan Court of Claims, which means there was no "debt" to even duly determine.
I consider this as a nefarious act of retaliation, as the timing is highly suspect in the light of ongoing investigations, where I have been publicly vociferous in the absolute abhorrent systemic levels of fraud, festering in the bowels of City IT contactors, and policymakers.
Please take notice that, in the event I am denied the poverty tax exemption on 4241, 4238, 4231 and 4225, I will move the court and re-open my federal case.
I thank you in advance to your immediate attention to this matter and take to heart, I am poor by proxy, not by choice.
--
Beverly Tran,
Detroit Land Bank Authority, Registered Agent
A Former Michigan Business since 2017

An Original Source
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Friday, December 6, 2019

Now I Know Why I Was Booted From LinkedIn

These people know exactly what they are doing.

Do not be confused.

The day LinkedIn moved to Detroit, they cancelled my account.

I had the congressional office and Judiciary networks.

It was historic and they bleachbitted.

They even corrupted their own predictive modeling crap by removing John Conyers, Jr. from their search engines.

That is very naughty.

Reid Hoffman was mean to my Sweetie.

#maytheheavensfall

LinkedIn Arrived In Detroit, Then Blocked My Account

LinkedIn Co-Founder Apologizes for Deception in Alabama Senate Race

Reid Hoffman
The tech billionaire Reid Hoffman said he was “embarrassed” to learn that his funding had been used to spread disinformation.

Reid Hoffman, the tech billionaire whose money was spent on Russian-style social media deception in a Senate race last year, apologized on Wednesday, saying in a statement that he had not approved the operation and did not support such tactics in American politics.

Mr. Hoffman said he had no idea that political operatives whose work he had financed had used fakery on Facebook and Twitter in the special Senate election a year ago in Alabama. But he had an obligation to track how his money was spent, he said, and he promised to exercise more care in the future.

“I categorically disavow the use of misinformation to sway an election,” said Mr. Hoffman, a co-founder of LinkedIn and a prominent figure at the intersection of Silicon Valley and Democratic politics. He said he had financed “organizations trying to re-establish civic, truth-focused discourse” and was “embarrassed” to learn his money had been spent on disinformation.

The New York Times and The Washington Post reported last week that $100,000 from Mr. Hoffman was spent on a deceptive social media campaign to aid Doug Jones, the Democratic candidate, who barely defeated the Republican, Roy Moore.

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The money went to a small group of social media experts that included Jonathon Morgan, the chief executive of New Knowledge, a cybersecurity firm.

They created a Facebook page intended to look like the work of conservative Alabamians, and used it to try to split Republicans and promote a conservative write-in candidate to take votes from Mr. Moore.

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They also used thousands of Twitter accounts to make it appear as if automated Russian bot accounts were following and supporting Mr. Moore, according to an internal report on the project. The apparent Russian support for Mr. Moore drew broad news media coverage.

Democratic political strategists say the small Alabama operation — which accounts for a minuscule share of the $51 million spent in the contest — was carried out as a debate about tactics intensified within the party.

Democrats had been shocked to learn of Russia’s stealth influence campaign to damage Hillary Clinton and promote Donald J. Trump in the 2016 presidential race. But at least a few Democrats thought their party could not shun such tactics entirely if others were going to continue to use them.

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The Alabama operation is among the first examples to come to light of such underhanded methods on social media in American politics. But because such efforts are generally very easy to hide and very difficult to trace, it is possible that other instances have gone undetected.

In 2017, through a fund called Investing in Us, Mr. Hoffman gave money to a small company, American Engagement Technologies. The company’s leader, Mikey Dickerson, is a former Google employee who founded the United States Digital Service during the Obama administration to try to upgrade the federal government’s use of technology. An associate of Mr. Hoffman’s said that his total grant to American Engagement was $750,000, which also went toward other political races and social media research. Mr. Dickerson has declined to comment.

American Engagement then passed $100,000 to Mr. Morgan and other researchers. Mr. Hoffman’s statement says the money went to Mr. Morgan’s company, New Knowledge, but Mr. Morgan said the Alabama project was carried out separately from the company.

The revelations of and fallout from the operation are being closely watched. Some American political experts fear that the Russian influence campaign of 2016 could become a dangerous model for stateside politics, with dirty tricks on social media becoming common. Laws and regulations have not been updated to cope with such a threat.

On Saturday, Facebook shut down five accounts, belonging to Mr. Morgan and other unnamed individuals, in response to their use of “inauthentic” operations on the platform. Twitter declined to say whether it had taken any action in the Alabama case.

Senator Jones and Democratic Party officials have said they were unaware of the social media tactics and denounced them. Mr. Jones has called for investigations by the Justice Department and the Federal Election Commission — a call Mr. Hoffman joined on Wednesday.

“We cannot permit dishonest campaign tactics to go unchecked in our democracy — no matter which side they purportedly help,” Mr. Hoffman said in his statement.

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Al Green Said Congress Can Impeach Multiple Times

Sometimes, when people refer to "Trump", it may be just a quick visual to his administration, his campaign, his transition team, his attorneys, his chiefs of staff, his directors, you know, everyone around him can be impeached, in Trump's name, one, after another, after another.

I keep telling you, the Second Amendment is not about guns.

Dilly, dilly! Impeach, I say!

#maytheheavensfall



Dem. Rep. Al Green: We Can Impeach Trump 'More Than Once'Over and over again...


Democratic Texas Rep. Al Green said Thursday that House Democrats could impeach President Donald Trump multiple times.

Green said in a C-SPAN interview that a “president can be impeached more than once” and that there is “no limit” to the number of times the House can vote on impeachment.

“I think that the Mueller report has some issues in it that ought to be considered. I think the obstruction of the Comey investigation has issues that should be considered, and I think the invidious discrimination that I have called to the attention of the public ought to be considered,” Green said.

Green first introduced articles of impeachment in November 2017, less than 10 months after Trump was sworn into office.

“My hope is we will expand this and take up additional issues. I would also say this for your viewers, for edification purposes — a president can be impeached more than once. So we can do this — we can move forward with what we have on the table currently. We can take this before the Senate, and we can still investigate other issues, and when the president has committed additional offenses — and my suspicion is that he will — we can take those before the Senate,” he continued.

“There is no limit on the number of the times the Senate can vote to convict or not [convict] a president. No limit to the number of times a House can vote to impeach, or not, a president. So my belief is that the speaker will probably say we are going to move forward with what we have now, but we are not going to end investigations and that there may be a possible opportunity to do other things at a later time.”

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MAINE PARENTS: Maine's Department of Education's Special Education Director, Ms. Erin Frazier is a Child Abuser

From our friends over there at Maine's Parents who are on a mission....

Maine's Department of Education's Special Education Director, Ms. Erin Frazier is a Child Abuser

Maine's new director of Special Education for the States Department of Education, Erin Frazier is a child abuser.  I will gladly testify to this fact.

Erin Frazier, trafficker of tiny humans.
During the 2011/2012 school year, while she was the director at West School Day Treatment Program in Portland, my daughter who was 9 years old at the time was sent home with finger-shaped bruises on her arms regularly from being manhandled by Ms. Frazier and her staff.  Ms. Frazier also once pushed my daughter into a seclusion room, causing her to fall over backward and hit her head off of a brick wall.  The school nurse had to check her for a concussion after.  

After I filed a formal written complaint to Portland Public Schools about the brick wall incident, Ms. Frazier retaliated by authorizing a false report to Child Protective Services against me.  Then she went about butt-covering including falsifying school records, and changing incident reports, etc.  

Now she is running the special education department in Maine.  She, in my opinion, shouldn't be running anything but a cell block.

I only found out about Ms. Frazier's new position when another parent reached out to me after seeing a comment that I left about her a couple of years ago on a news article.  




If you have any experience dealing with Erin Frazier, please contact Jessica Nixon at the Maine DOE Commissioner's office.  Jessica.Nixon@maine.gov

Also, if you would like to share your story on this blog regarding Ms. Frazier, email me: Patism66@gmail.com

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DOJ Busts Illegal Political Campaign Contributions But What About The Co-Conspirator Candidates?

Illegal political campaign contributions are also know as quid pro quo, but, praytell, who are candidate beneficiaries and what laws and policies have they promulgated?

I bet they got contracts.

Keep on impeaching!

#amytheheavensfall

Texas Businessman Convicted of Making Illegal Campaign Contributions to Political Candidates

A Houston, Texas, businessman has pleaded guilty to making illegal political contributions in the names of others to campaign committees for U.S. Senate and House of Representatives in 2017, announced Assistant Attorney General Brian A. Benczkowski of the Justice Department’s Criminal Division and U.S. Attorney Ryan K. Patrick of the Southern District of Texas.
James D. Dannenbaum, 80, pleaded guilty today to violating the Federal Election Campaign Act. 
On Nov. 22, Dannenbaum Engineering Corporation (DEC) and its parent company, Engineering Holding Corporation, entered into a deferred prosecution agreement (DPA) and agreed to pay a $1.6 million criminal fine for its involvement in a multi-year conduit contribution scheme. Dannenbaum is DEC’s former CEO.
As part of the plea, Dannenbaum admitted that from 2015 through 2017, he and DEC made $323,300 in illegal conduit contributions through various employees and their family members to federal candidates and their committees. DEC corporate funds were used to advance or reimburse employee monies for these contributions. Dannenbaum did not reveal to any of the federal candidates that the corporation was the true source of the contributions. The object of the scheme was for DEC, Dannenbaum and a former employee to gain access to, and potentially influence, various candidates for federal office, including candidates for the presidency as well as the Senate and House of Representatives.
U.S. District Judge Sim Lake of the Southern District of Texas accepted the plea and set sentencing for March 5, 2019.
The FBI conducted the investigation. Trial Attorney Jessica C. Harvey of the Criminal Division’s Public Integrity Section and Assistant U.S. Attorneys Carolyn Ferko and John Pearson of the Southern District of Texas are prosecuting the case.

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Now, Detroit Water Is Contaminated With Uranium - What's Next?

I need someone to please tell me these Detroit Land Bank Authority demolished sites are not backfilled with uranium contaminated dirt.

Please.

I would not put it past these people to do something like this.

No wonder Detroit is #1 in the world for infant mortality and, as coincidence, only, #1 in the world for parinatal research.

Just remember to Make Your Date!

Conyers Hails Mayor Bing’s Order to Remove “Pet Coke” from Detroit River

FORMER REVERE COPPER PLANT COLLAPSES INTO DETROIT RIVER, PROPERTY CONTAMINATED WITH URANIUM FROM WWII'S MANHATTAN PROJECT

Congresswoman wants soil tested on more than 14,000 Detroit blight demolition sites

Canadian lawmaker urges probe of dock collapse at Detroit site

A Canadian lawmaker is calling on U.S. and Canadian officials to investigate last month's dock collapse at an industrial riverfront site in southwest Detroit and see if there is a threat of contaminating the river.

Michigan's environmental department said there is "no evidence to suggest that there is a current radiological risk" at the site, but it still plans to assess the situation with Friday boat examinations of the location and drone flights.

Brian Masse, a New Democratic Party member of the Canadian Parliament who represents the Windsor region, has expressed concern to the Canadian and U.S. governments about the collapse.

But Detroit Bulk Storage, a sand and gravel storage yard business with a long-term lease on the property, said the aggregate wasn't responsible for the collapse.

The limestone aggregate had been stored 100 feet away from the waterfront and piled 40 to 50 feet high along about 300 feet of waterfront, said said Noel Frye, vice president of Detroit Bulk Storage. Typical storage rules require the load to be stored only 50 feet off the waterfront and no more than 50 feet high, he said.

The collapse had more to do with high waters and consistent, heavy rain the night before the collapse, Frye said. The company has been in regular contact with the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, the U.S. Coast Guard and the Michigan environmental department, he said.

“We’re complying with any government agency that wants to come down and take a look,” Frye said. “We have a remediation plan. We’re just putting the finishing touches on it.”

That remediation plan will include a new steel wall and dredging in the Detroit River to remove any aggregate that entered the water, Frye said. The dredged material will be placed on the dock to dry and then transported to an appropriate landfill if needed.

The site used to belong to Detroit Revere Copper and Brass, which during the 1940s handled uranium and other potentially dangerous materials as a subcontractor under the Manhattan Project that developed nuclear weapons. It is just east of historic Fort Wayne and is close to the planned location of the Gordie Howe International Bridge.

From 1943 to 1946, Revere Copper and Brass produced uranium rods at its Detroit plant and during the late 1940s and early 1950s rolled or produced uranium rods, according to U.S. Department of Energy records. Chemicals such as beryllium and thorium were handled on the site, according to government records.

The site was considered to have "residual radiation" until it closed in 1984 and the manufacturing facility demolished.

Energy Department representatives visited the site in September 1989, and a "cursory radiological survey at that time revealed no areas with direct radiation levels above background,” according to a 1990 department report. A 1981 survey by Argonne National Laboratory found "no significant residual contamination in readily accessible areas or equipment."

In a Thursday letter to the Canadian minister of environment and climate change, Masse said the site is rated "high for contamination" because of the residual materials left on the site. It was based on an undated "Detroit River International Crossing Study."

"An immediate study should be conducted on the dangers presented to the Detroit waterways and Great Lakes region," Masse said. "Forty million people use the Great Lakes for drinking water, and the ecosystem is already fragile. Any potential threat should be investigated immediately on both sides of the border."

Michigan environmental officials rebutted the accusation.

"Federal testing has shown radiation levels at the site were not above background levels following remediation of the property," said department spokesman Nick Assendelft. "EGLE will aggressively investigate any impact to the public or environment as part of its assessment of the incident."

The U.S. Department of Energy's Legacy Management division oversees potentially dangerous properties where nuclear or radioactive materials were stored, particularly if they handled war-related equipment.

Masse called for a joint investigation that includes the International Joint Commission — a body that cooperates on river and lake issues along the U.S.-Canada border — and both national governments.

It is unclear how seriously the Canadian government will take Masse's request. The New Democratic Party is to the left of Prime Minister Justin Trudeau's ruling Liberal Party, which has the most seats in Parliament but doesn't have majority control.

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Thursday, December 5, 2019

DOJ: The Kleptocracy Initiative - Foreign Corrupt Practices Act To End Stealin' The Children, Land & Votes

I want to see the asset recovery operations for Detroit.


Assistant Attorney General Brian A. Benczkowski Delivers Remarks at the American Conference Institute’s 36th International Conference on the Foreign Corrupt Practices Act



National HarborMD
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Wednesday, December 4, 2019
Remarks as Prepared for Delivery
Good morning, and thank you, Rachel for that kind introduction.
It is an honor and privilege to address this year’s ACI Conference on the Foreign Corrupt Practices Act.  Although there are many excellent legal conferences throughout the year, this one always stands out because of the quality of the speakers and the deep substantive focus on foreign bribery investigations and prosecutions. 
I am particularly pleased to be here at this time, given that the Criminal Division has seen remarkable prosecution activity and case developments in the FCPA space over the past year.   
So far in 2019, the Criminal Division’s FCPA Unit has publicly announced more charges against individuals [34] than in any other year in history.  It has also publicly announced more guilty pleas by individuals [30] than ever before.  
This number of individual prosecutions in 2019 is not an outlier or a statistical anomaly.  Rather, it is part of the Department’s continued dedication to holding individual wrongdoers accountable across the board. 
Indeed, this year’s record number of individual FCPA charges and guilty pleas builds on 2017 and 2018, which were previously the two biggest years for those categories of cases.  
Building cases against individuals takes time and resources, even more so when those individuals assert their trial rights. 
And yet, these overall individual prosecution numbers (charges and pleas) have been generated in a year in which our prosecutors also have been very busy at trial. 
So far in 2019, the FCPA Unit has equaled its annual high-water mark for trials ending in conviction. 
Yet, our work prosecuting individual wrongdoers has not impacted our efforts to police corporate FCPA cases.  By the end of this week, the FCPA Unit will have resolved seven corporate cases with criminal resolutions in 2019, as well as two additional cases that were resolved via declinations with disgorgement under the FCPA Corporate Enforcement Policy. 
These corporate resolutions – including one to be announced later this week – collectively represent the largest amount ever recovered by the DOJ in FCPA cases in a single year ($1.6B versus the previous high in 2016 of $1.3B), and a total of $2.8 billion recovered globally through coordinated resolutions.
In addition to its efforts under the FCPA, the Criminal Division also pursues foreign corruption through money laundering enforcement and asset forfeiture.  The Division’s Kleptocracy Asset Recovery Initiative is a prime example of that enforcement. 
Administered through our Money Laundering and Asset Recovery Section (MLARS), prosecutors, analysts and agents investigate and prosecute acts of high-level foreign corruption – such as embezzlement and money laundering – that affect the U.S. financial system.
The Section also brings asset recovery actions to seize and forfeit the proceeds of foreign official corruption in which, as appropriate, the proceeds are returned for the benefit of the foreign citizens that were victimized by that greed. 
The success of the Kleptocracy Initiative was on full display in 2019, as it reached a historic settlement of its civil forfeiture cases against assets acquired by Low Taek Jho, known to all as Jho Low.
Jho Low allegedly used funds misappropriated from 1MDB, Malaysia’s investment development fund, and laundered them through financial institutions in several jurisdictions, including the United States, Switzerland, Singapore and Luxembourg. 
Low then allegedly engaged in extravagant spending sprees, acquiring valuable artwork, real estate, airplanes, yachts, and sports cars, all while gambling freely at casinos, and enjoying what any observer would call a lavish lifestyle. 
The terms of this settlement are striking, especially when considered alongside the Division’s prior disposition of related forfeiture cases.  In all, the United States will have recovered or assisted in the recovery of more than $1 billion in assets associated with the IMDB scheme.
That remarkable sum represents not only the largest recovery to date under the Kleptocracy Initiative, but also the largest civil forfeiture ever concluded by the Justice Department.  And we did so by working closely with our able counterparts in the United States Attorney’s Office in Los Angeles, who also contributed extensively to this effort. 
These prosecution numbers and case achievements in foreign corruption matters are in line with the overall trend of white collar enforcement in the Criminal Division. 
So far this year, the Fraud Section has brought charges against more than 440 individuals, which is an all-time high that will only increase through the close of the year. 
And by the end of this week, the Section will have reached 16 corporate criminal resolutions this year. 
With these numbers in mind, it is fair to say that reports of the death of white collar enforcement at the Department are grossly exaggerated.
In citing the achievements of the past year, I would be remiss if I didn’t give credit where the credit is truly due – to the career prosecutors, law enforcement agents, and supervisors who have worked tirelessly over the past months and years to build and prosecute these cases. 
I also want to recognize a changing of the guard that happened over the last year.  The former head of the FCPA Unit, Dan Kahn, was promoted to Senior Deputy Chief of the Fraud Section. 
Over the last decade, Dan moved up steadily within the FCPA Unit, starting as a line Trial Attorney, then becoming an Assistant Unit Chief, and finally being promoted to head the FCPA Unit three years ago. 
Under Dan’s leadership, the Unit has prosecuted a record number of individuals, recovered billions of dollars in monetary penalties, and launched groundbreaking policy reforms.  I am very grateful that Dan was willing to bring his well-honed legal skills, keen judgement, and even-keeled temperament to Fraud’s front office, where his talents will be brought to bear to benefit the entire Section, not just our FCPA program.
Dan leaves behind big shoes to fill.  The new head of the FCPA Unit is Chris Cestaro, a longtime veteran prosecutor and supervisor within the Unit.  Chris is a thoughtful leader and dedicated public servant. 
He has worked alongside Dan for many years, and I am confident that the FCPA Unit will continue to thrive under his excellent leadership.
For many years, conferences like this one have taken on outsized importance because there was so little case law that developed around the FCPA. 
Companies typically resolved matters through negotiation, and individuals were historically not prosecuted as vigorously as they are today.  And the Department was less transparent about how it reached the results it did.
As I’ve noted, the Department’s focus on individual accountability has led to more individual prosecutions.  Correspondingly, those prosecutions are now yielding jury trials and actual FCPA case law. 
At the rate we are going, in another ten years, the FCPA section in white collar crime textbooks will be chock full of judicial opinions with which to challenge law students via the Socratic method.
I want to highlight one such case, the prosecution and recent trial victory against Lawrence Hoskins.  As many of you likely recall, the Hoskins case earlier involved a consequential appeal and decision by the Second Circuit. 
I won’t go through that decision here – it has been fully debated and, indeed, I am told there was a mock oral argument about the case on this stage just two years ago. 
Instead, I want to talk about a different aspect of our case that has received a significant amount of attention.  Namely the Department’s use of agency liability to prosecute Mr. Hoskins for violating the FCPA.
Before getting into that discussion, let me provide a very brief summary of the Hoskins case for the small handful of you here who might be unfamiliar with it.  In doing so, I realize this is a very specialized conference and deeply knowledgeable audience, so this is a bit like summarizing Hamlet at a Shakespeare convention. 
Lawrence Hoskins is a U.K. national, who was employed at a European subsidiary of Alstom S.A., and served as a senior vice president of the International Network division of the company. 
He was convicted last month of helping to carry out a massive bribery scheme to obtain a $118 million contract from a state-owned utility in Indonesia. 
And this is the part that matters in particular for my remarks today on agency:  He participated in this bribery scheme to secure the contract for Alstom’s U.S. subsidiary, Alstom Power, Inc., as well as another partner on the project. 
Another important detail is that Hoskins never personally took any of his actions related to the bribery conduct within the United States.
The government’s prosecution theory, which resulted in the conviction, was that Hoskins violated the anti-bribery provisions of the FCPA through his actions as an agent of Alstom Power, Inc., a U.S. domestic concern. 
Some observers have raised concerns about how the Department might pursue agency-based FCPA cases after Hoskins.  I hope to dispel some of those concerns today.
First, it is important to keep in mind that each of the FCPA’s three jurisdictional components reach conduct by “any officer, director, employee, or agent” of entities covered by those provisions.  This has been black letter statutory law for more than two decades. 
Accordingly, the use of agency principles in FCPA prosecutions is far from controversial, whether applied to the Act’s issuer provisions (15 U.S.C. § 78dd-1), domestic concern provisions (15 U.S.C. § 78dd-2), or U.S. territorial conduct provisions (15 U.S.C. § 78dd-3).  Indeed, in its decision last year, the Second Circuit wrote that the government’s agency theory of prosecution was “squarely within the terms of the statute.”  That is something with which I wholeheartedly I agree.
With that said, some of the concerns that have been voiced are not lost on me.  Not too long ago, I was a lawyer in private practice.  I know that the hardest questions to answer aren’t the ones that fall “squarely within the terms of the statute[,]” but those at the outer edges.
I want to be clear today that the Department is not looking to stretch the bounds of agency principles beyond recognition, or even push the FCPA statute towards its outer edges. 
For example, the Criminal Division will not suddenly be taking the position that every subsidiary, joint venture, or affiliate is an “agent” of the parent company simply by virtue of ownership status.  Conversely, we will also not be taking the position that every parent company should automatically be held liable for the acts of its subsidiaries, joint ventures, or affiliates based on an agency theory.  Simply put, the law requires more.
Each case and application of agency liability will need to be evaluated on its own and be based on a provable facts that align with agency principles. 
In this regard, the district court’s jury instruction in Hoskins is, well, instructive.  There, the jury was called upon to evaluate Hoskins’ conduct to look for proof of an agency relationship and control by the principal. 
Additionally, the court made clear that a person or entity may be an agent for some business purposes and not for others.  This meant that the government needed to prove that Hoskins was an agent of a domestic concern in connection with the specific events related to the project at issue. 
Before pursuing an FCPA case based on an agency theory, whether as to an individual or a company, the Department will need to measure the facts against the legal standard articulated by the court.  And our prosecutors will need to be confident that their evidence will be able to carry the government’s burden of proof at trial.  These are no small things. 
Aside from the law, the Department and its prosecutors must always exercise appropriate prosecutorial discretion. 
Where the evidence supports a finding of agency between a parent and a subsidiary, or for an individual, we will assess whether it is appropriate to exercise our discretion to apply the principle in that case. 
In exercising that discretion, our prosecutors will look to the factors they consider in every case under the Department’s Principles of Federal Prosecution of Business Organizations, as well as under the FCPA Corporate Enforcement Policy. 
Those factors are ones that are familiar to everyone in this room – the nature and seriousness of the offense, the pervasiveness and involvement of high-level executives in the misconduct, and whether the company voluntarily disclosed the misconduct, fully cooperated, and took timely and appropriately remedial actions. 
That said, I want to be very clear on one important point:  if the Department were to find evidence of the use of corporate structures to shield a parent from criminal liability, or the use of agents to shield a high-level individual executive from accountability, the Department likely would strongly favor prosecution in those instances. 
My remarks today regarding agency are intended to provide a window into the Department’s thinking and approach to cases.  Although many aspects of prosecutors’ work must be kept confidential, there is no need for there to be a black box around the principles and policies that guide our decisions. 
I actually believe a black box approach can stand in the way of the Department’s goals and mission.
For example, it is not in the Criminal Division’s interest to be opaque about the factors we want our prosecutors to consider when evaluating corporate compliance programs.  We want the corporate community to invest heavily in compliance, and do so efficiently and effectively. 
Strong corporate compliance programs and cultures not only detect misconduct, but they can also have a strong deterrent effect on those who might be tempted to violate laws or corporate policies.  These by-products of strong compliance align with the Criminal Division’s goals and mission.   
Nonetheless, you can imagine a company that is considering an investment in improved control systems to augment other aspects of its compliance program.  The new controls may flag misconduct that has previously gone undetected, giving rise to a greater sense of legal exposure – or at least known legal exposure. 
This sense of increased risk may then create resistance to the project from within the company. An important compliance program improvement is then never undertaken, and certain misconduct then goes unchecked, unless and until the Department happens upon it.  That is not the outcome we want.
Our policies need to be designed and communicated in a way that helps companies trust they are making the right investments.  It has been my goal since I arrived to foster and increase that trust, and I think the Department and the Criminal Division have made great strides in that regard. 
In publishing the Criminal Division’s compliance evaluation guidance earlier this year, we sought to convey to the bar and the corporate community that we place a significant value on compliance program investment and improvement, and that we will approach compliance program evaluation in a thoughtful way that is guided by much more than 20/20 hindsight. 
We reinforced the guidance through enhanced compliance training for our prosecutors, giving them a more sophisticated understanding of compliance program design and the challenges to effective implementation.  And that training will continue.
Through our monitorship selection policy, we have encouraged companies to make strong remedial investments in their compliance programs after misconduct is discovered by signaling through the policy that such investments will weigh against the imposition of a monitor.
And the Department’s improved voluntary self-disclosure guidance and policy against piling-on speak to the risk that an improved compliance program may ferret out otherwise unseen misconduct.  The FCPA Corporate Enforcement Policy lets companies know that, if a problem is discovered, there is a means for self-disclosing it in a way that mitigates risk in concrete ways.  
The piling-on policy seeks to contain risk in other ways, helping to foster greater trust that companies will be treated fairly, if a problem is detected. 
In speaking about our policies, I use the word “trust” for a reason.  Whether our policies are designed to incentivize or deter certain behaviors, or to pull back the veil to demystify processes or clear away confusion, they can only be effective if they are trusted. 
For that reason, the Criminal Division will continue to demonstrate our adherence to and application of our policies by our actions, including in press statements, public resolution documents, and program-related declinations.  After all, in law as in life, actions speak louder than words.
As we all know, policies can be changed at the drop of a hat by successive Department leaders and successive Administrations.  But good policies tend to survive beyond the tenures of those who helped make them, and they can serve as building blocks for further refinement.
I hope that is what we have been doing in this space for the last few years – making worthwhile refinements to existing policies and developing our own building blocks for the future. 
Time will tell whether this work will endure, and conferences like this exist in large measure for experts like you to help us understand whether we are going in the right direction.     
Thank you for your time and attention this morning, and I look forward to further dialogue on these important issues, including in the Q and A that will follow.
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Who The Hell Are "Wayne Kids Win!" And Why Are They Asking For Money That Should Be Going To The Schools?

Wayne Kids Win! logo
https://www.waynekidswin.com/
Who are Wayne Kids Win!?

I dunno, do you?

I searched the website, but found nothing.

I searched Michigan LARA, but found nothing.

I would have called them but there is neither phone nor email contact to be found, unless a form counts.

I looked up the domain and found it was recently created in New York:

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Domains By Proxy, LLC
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Why am I so concerned about this appropriations campaign?

Because an unknown organization wants to independently administer all this money for the kids, and you know how that typically works out, just look at what Detroit did with the Hardest Hit Funds.

I will not revisit the decades of stealin'  from the Detroit Public Schools but you are free to pull my PACER cases, if they have not been removed from the dockets.

Besides, these Public Private Partnerships have made it perfectly clear that they have all intentions of furthering their "compelling government interests of the highest order" where that order seems to be the work of the tax exempt god.

The brochure states it was "Paid for by regulated funds by Wayne Kids Win".

Well, by golly, that is a new one for me - "regulated", so I shall just assume, as I have nothing tangible to test this concept of regulated funds, for this to mean that there is some form of corporate parental rights going on, so I looked up Chalkbeat.
Company Number
4765301
Status
Active
Incorporation Date
28 May 2015 (over 4 years ago)
Company Type
FOREIGN BUSINESS CORPORATION
Jurisdiction
New York (US)
Branch
Branch of CHALKBEAT, INC. (Delaware (US))
Registered Address
  • 15 NORTH MILL STREET
  • NYACK
  • 10960
  • NEW YORK
  • United States
Previous Names
  • CHALKBEAT, INC.
Directors / Officers
Registry Page
https://appext20.dos.ny.gov/corp_publ...
Source New York Department of Statehttps://appext20.dos.ny.gov/corp_publ...1 Oct 2019

Someone from the FBI should take a few moments out their day, and take the time to feel my pain.

Seriously.

Make it stop.

This is a foreign invasion to take over government and it always starts with the children because no one cares.

This money belongs to the classrooms and teachers, not anonymous Corporate Shape Shifters.

These petition signatures were fraudulently solicited which will automatically nullify the vote.

The Wayne County Clerk should know better, but we are dealing with Cathy Garrett so I will wait for her tale to unfold when it comes to elections.

And this ends another exciting adventure of stealin' the children, land and votes.

Campaign committee collects 90K signatures for after-school program millage

Three years after Wayne County voters approved a 2-mill, six-year millage to provide funding for its school districts, another proposal dedicated to after-school programs is making the rounds — most likely landing on the March 2020 ballot.

Campaign committee Wayne Kids Win! delivered almost 90,000 signatures to the Wayne County Clerk's Office Tuesday in time to be considered on next year's ballot, said the group in a news release. The campaign hopes to increase access to high-quality after-school programs to children and youth across the county.

Wayne Kids Win! gathered well more than the minimum 53,000 signatures needed from registered voters in Wayne County by Tuesday's deadline to land on the March 10 countywide ballot. Once the clerk's office certifies the signatures, the proposal will be confirmed. The Wayne Kids Win! campaign is set to officially kick off in January.

Wayne Kids Win! announced its petition drive in October. A spokesman for the tax backers told Chalkbeat that the committee includes education leaders, law enforcement leaders, elected officials, child advocates, and business leaders. Supporters Detroit Mayor Mike Duggan, Wayne County Executive Warren Evans, Wayne County Sheriff Benny Napoleon and DTE Energy President and CEO Jerry Norcia.

In addition, The Skillman Foundation has also supported the group by funding research to look into potential public funding options that can help finance after-school programs. The organization then talked to several community leaders, informing them of the benefits of after-school programs and the lack of access in some areas.

“The safety of our kids has never been more important,” said Napoleon in the release. “I am truly excited Wayne County voters have shown support for making this once-in-a-lifetime investment in after-school programs that help keep kids safe and on a positive path.”

The proposal would support after-school programs year-round that strive to improve math and reading skills, help develop work-readiness skills, promote safety and provide recreation opportunities for Wayne County children. The group said a proposed rate of 1 mill would cost the average homeowner an estimated $82 per year, or less than $7 per month. If passed, the proposal will provide stable, dedicated funding to develop and expand after-school programs.

All millage dollars would be reported on a public website and go through an independent financial audit every year to ensure taxpayer dollars are spent wisely, said the committee. In addition, an independent oversight board will evaluate programs for effectiveness.

Mark Fisk, a spokesman for the committee, told Chalkbeat that school districts, charter schools, nonprofit organizations and agencies such as parks and recreation departments could be eligible for the funding. He said the money would be collected by the county, but would be administered by the 15-member oversight board and approved by the Wayne County Commission. However, no information was given on how the millage would be split among districts.

The proposal may land in the same year two other education-related millage are expected to be on the ballot for Wayne County residents. In November 2020, the six-year millage is up for renewal, while an 18-mill operating millage for Detroit Public Schools will be on the ballot next August.

The Wayne Kids Win! news comes after Dearborn Public Schools recently rejected a $240 million bond proposal in the November election that would have funded repairs and renovations for the district's school buildings.

“As CEO of a large business headquartered in Wayne County, I know after-school programs work,” said Jerry Norcia, DTE Energy President and CEO. “They provide kids with the skills needed to compete in a global economy — one that demands a skilled workforce, including skilled trades. Wayne Kids Win! is a unique opportunity for our community to make a landmark investment in the future of our young people.”

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