LIBERTY DOLLAR NEWS:
September 14, 2016
Tenth Anniversary and Expose’ of the BVNH/Liberty Dollar Trial
Dear Liberty Dollar Supporters!
TABLE OF CONTENTS
1. Tenth Anniversary of the US Mint War(ning) Against the Peaceful Liberty Dollar
Ten years ago today – the US Government launched a war against the peaceful Liberty Dollar when the US Mint issued a warning that use of the Liberty Dollar – a private sound money based on gold and silver vs the government fiat crap – was illegal and lead to your property being wrongfully seized and the conviction of Bernard von NotHaus for counterfeiting.
Such draconian action was followed by dozens of articles and finally the FBI raided the vault where the gold and silver that backed the paper and digital currency were stored. Dr. Richard Timberlake – senior free market economist and the granddaddy of the current sound money movement – said it best when his editorial branded the FBI Raid a “Gestapo” tactic. Please click HERE (PDF) for Dr. Timberlake’s article.
2. The Untold Story: How the BVNH / Liberty Dollar Case Was Legally Sabotaged
Recently a close friend and ardent Liberty Dollar supporter asked me how it was possible that I was convicted for the Liberty Dollar that I had designed, developed and marketed as its Monetary Architect for ten years?
In short, he wanted to know how I could have been convicted for the Liberty Dollar?
The short answer is that my two trial “defense” attorneys, Aaron E. Michel and Randolph Lee simply acted in concert with the DOJ prosecuting attorney, Jill Rose, to convict me.
Sound unbelievable? Not when you consider that the DOJ “enjoy” a 97% success rate for convictions and you have been through the process. Just think about 97% success rate! How is that possible? Simple! The “defense attorneys” simply talk, intimidate or outright co-op their clients into copping a plea. Simple as that.
In fact, all my !@#$#@! attorneys leading up to the trial tried to co-op me into taking a deal. And if you don’t take a deal then they “advise” you of the odds and warn you that if the Feds don’t get you on the current charges they will get you on taxes or something else. My final two trial attorneys: Aaron E. Michel and Randolph Lee tried repeatedly to co-op me into prison! You must understand… that really is their job.
In hindsight, my attorneys only discussed my defense occasionally. They repeatedly worked with the DOJ. But of course I didn’t understand what was happening. I had done tons of research, worked under the careful guidance of very knowledgeable attorneys, had a Legal Opinion Letter and believed I was innocent and believed that the system would support my case. I was WRONG! Dead wrong!!
I liken being a defendant in a federal criminal case as to having sex for the first time. What the hell do most people know, expressly if you grew up in the know-nothing, pre-Playboy, 50’s? You don’t know what to expect, you don’t know how to do it and you are probably not very good the first time. Fortunately we all get a second chance. That is not the case in the federal un-judicial system. But most of us, girls as much as boys, are driven if not expected, to engage in sex as such is the human nature of life. So like a legal virgin, I was ill prepared for the federal battle of my life.
But first there was “Economic Prosecution” – the MO in any federal case. This is whereby the government confiscates all your property that effectively bars you from any economic resources to mount a legal defense. In my federal case the antagonist was the FBI and because it was federal, national in scope and very complicated, it proved to be very costly to mount a defense.
While NORFED had spent a sizable amount of money every year to research and establish the legality of the Liberty Dollar currency model, that amount paled in comparison to the huge legal costs to mount a federal defense for a large national criminal case that had landed on the front page of The Washington Post and many major “news” organiza-tions.
Most attorneys I contacted about the BVNH/Liberty Dollar case simply would not take the case. The attorneys who were willing to defend me wanted $250,000 or more retainer to be refreshed after $50,000 was spent. They did not treat me so much like a client or even a criminal that needed legal representation but their own personal cash cow. Obviously that did not work for a grass-roots, non-profit, patriot organization that made no profits. But the legal profession does not care. The “system” does not care. As Michael Jackson sang so truly: “They Don’t Care About Us.”
So most first time defendants, about 97%, are ignorant and broke. While I quickly became aware of my dire situation, I was not prepared for the conniving ways that my Court appointed “defense attorneys” Aaron E. Michel and Randolph Lee worked in concert with the DOJ Attorney Rose to convict me.
I was not convicted on the merits of the DOJ case. My conviction was delivered by Michel and Lee that was seemingly deliberately to do so. Here are just a few of the many ways Michel and Lee sabotaged my case:
- Absolutely no planning for the trial.
- Refused to organize the witnesses.
- Dismissing the witnesses who wanted to testify.
- David Ganz is one example. Ganz was without question one of the most well-known numismatic attorneys in the USA. Michel and Lee agreed with the DOJ to dismiss David Ganz, after the Court had paid him $70,000 to prepare to testify. He could have brought so much to my trial. Ganz opinion is attached (PDF)
- When a person volunteered to contact the witness, Michel and Lee refused to even participate, return their calls, interview them or help in any way.
- They often conferred with the DOJ, not unusual in any trial, but they continuously whittled down my list of defense witnesses from the Court approved 72 to less than a dozen.
- Their objections in Court were half-hearted and hollow.
- The most flaming example of the miscarriage of justice is that Michel and Lee agreed with the DOJ to bar the extensive six months of work by the Liberty Dollar chief counsel, Marion Harrison, to resolve the US Mint warning that the use of the Liberty Dollar was not illegal. When Marion Harrison, a well-known and respected attorney in Washington who incorporated NORFED and should have been one of the best witnesses for the Liberty Dollar case was barred from disclosing the legal work he had done, calls and letters written to Samuel P. Shaver Chief Counsel for the US Mint. Harrison was effectively barred from providing the info about my Declaratory Judgement to resolve the US Mint warning. Michel and Lee effectively barred any defense unless it was approved by the DOJ!
- And when James Burk, my other Washington DC attorney who worked on the Declaratory Judgement with Harrison was to testify, Michel and Lee also agreed with the DOJ to bar him from testifying except for his name and profession!
Over and over again, Michel and Lee agreed that I did not need any high powered witnesses to testify regarding my Liberty Dollar case!
So what kind of defense did Michel and Lee mount? Damn little!
And the massive control was not limited to the Courtroom.
Just as my trial started, Lee complained that he had to drive two hours from his home south of Charlotte to Statesville where the trial took place. I now reflect that Lee was fishing for more control of my trial and maybe me too. IAC: As a result of that conversation, I invited him to stay with Telle and myself at our condo that was near Statesville. I thought this would be the right thing to do and it would also give us more time to work on the case.
That was not the case! Lee was moody. Upon arriving at the condo each day, Lee went to his room and never reappeared until just before it was time to leave for the Courthouse in the morning. I never had dinner with him. Never met with him. Never worked on the case. Never saw him! He refused to return any calls from the witnesses. Lee never did anything but hide out all during the trial. In hindsight, it appears that Lee was just brain washing me and keeping extremely close control to lose the case to the feds.
Lee was soo distant, remote and uncooperative that I now view that Lee staying with us amounted to a form of brain washing. Much like when a child is kidnapped and grows up thinking that their life is “normal” only to find out that they were brain washed into believing a lie as the truth. Such was the BVNH trial at the hands of Lee. Unfortunately, my case was just another example of the blatant abuse of the judicial system to go-along to get-along.
My Liberty Dollar case was handled much differently than all the other cases involving a warning from the US Mint. Usually when the US Mint issues a “warning,” which happens several times a year, the attorney for the company that is the subject of the warning confers with the US Mint attorney to resolve the Mint’s issue. That was not the case with the Liberty Dollar and me.
Following that well established legal mythology, Mr. Marion Harrison, who was very well connected with the Washington establishment and a personal friend of US Supreme Court Justice Scalia and long-time counsel who incorporated NORFED and general counsel for the Liberty Dollar, contacted Samuel P. Shaver, the chief legal counsel for the US Mint.
Very quickly Mr. Harrison was joined by James Burk, a fellow DC attorney. Their one-sided effort of calls and letters continued from immediately after the Mint warning on September 14 until it became obvious that the feds were simply stalling. So James Burk, through fellow counsel Jim Johnson, filed for a Declaratory Judgement with the US District Court in Evansville, Indiana on March 20, 2007. We simply expected that if the Mint legal counsel would not do anything, then a Declaratory Judgement would resolve the warning.
For over a year, from the Mint warning on September 14, 2006 until November 7, 2007, the DOJ stalled the Liberty Dollar attorneys until the FBI obtained a search warrant and raided the storage at the Sunshine Mint in Coeur d’ Alene Idaho, NORFED headquarters in Evansville, the two CPA firms who audited the stored gold and silver, the currency printer and two other locations.
Just review the government’s own documents on PACER (PDF) that detail the DOJ actions. The US government was out to get the Liberty Dollar and nothing was going to get in their way.
The whole body of legal work to peacefully resolve the Mint warning was a smoke screen to hide the war against the Liberty Dollar. So when the trial finally got underway, it was well established that BVNH and the Liberty Dollar were guilty.
It is very interesting that Judge Voorhees mentioned some prior legal action at my sentencing hearing but as it never became part of my case, it could not be considered. Why? Simply because Michel and Lee agreed with the DOJ to never mention the Declaratory Judgement in my trial so neither the Court nor the jury could see my attorney’s many efforts to resolve the Mint warning. It was as if, it never happened! But the impact on my trial could have been the difference between guilty and not guilty verdict and the DOJ knew it!
The treatment of the Liberty Dollar was in stark contrast as to what usually happens when the Mint issues a warning. Usually when the US Mint issues a warning, the attorney for the company that is the subject of the “Warning” contacts the Mint to resolve the issues it objects to. The most common issue is the Mint’s objection of mis-representation by an advertiser as to one of the Mint’s products, hence the usual disclaimer in most advertisement that the seller is not associated or part of the US Mint.
National Collector Mint is a master at overcoming US Mint warnings. They have been warned over a dozen times. And their attorney has always prevailed to find a workable non-criminal action. Such was not the case with the Liberty Dollar that the government was out to kill at any cost… even abuse of power. What else is new about this damn government?! So would the attorneys who represent National Collector Mint come to the aid of the Liberty Dollar? No way! They did not want any adverse publicity and dare lose their own cash cow.
Do you think all this could happen by chance?
Well it was certainly not chance that Michel and Lee barred introducing David Rostcheck’s research into the original intent of Section 486. Exemplifying the type of citizenship of the Liberty Dollar supporters, Mr. Rostcheck devoted his summer to researching Section 486 and then wrote the most exhaustive Brief on Section 486, (PDF) the only criminal charge that I was convicted of.
Did Michel and Lee call David Rostcheck to testify? No! Did they introduce Rostcheck’s massive research on 486? No! Did they provide the slightest bit of defense? No! Was I convicted on the merits of the DOJ case? NO! I was convicted on the demerits of my supposed “defense” attorneys who cooped my conviction.
Countless times Michel and Lee conspired with the DOJ to convict me. At one point during the trial I turned to Lee and asked him about Michel’s attitude and the fact he rarely ever said anything. Lee immediately branded Michel as being “hostile” to my case! Did Michel know something I should have known?
Another example of Lee’s lack of defense was his refusal to organize the witnesses. He even refused to take any calls from the witnesses. He even refused to take calls from fellow attorneys who wanted to testify on my behalf or from witnesses who were going to testify. Lee was not only bad counsel he openly conspired to sabotage my “defense”.
During the trial, I overheard Lee talking to US Attorney Rose regarding the trial and how soon they could wrap it up… it became apparent that Lee conspired with Rose so she could leave on her planned vacation by Friday. And sure enough, according to the contrived script, my trial ended on Friday.
But nothing screams of Lee’s co-opting of my case more than his Closing Statement at my trial. Lee had 20 minutes to plead my case and document my innocence. He only spoke for ten minutes, made fun of his inability to pronounce “numismatics” and never said I was innocent. Then he sat down next to me. When I immediately pointed out to him that he still had ten minutes, he responded that he was losing the jury. I exclaimed that he was losing the case!
Sure enough! Less than two hours later I was convicted! Two hours?! How could the jury read the 72 pages of Jury Instructions in two hours let alone discuss such a complicated case that was whittled down to eight days in just two hours. Obviously, for the jury, it was an open and shut case when your Court appointed “defense” attorney does everything possible to get a conviction.
After I was convicted, my son told me that Michel had been censured by Judge Voorhees who tried to have Michel disbarred. But Michel never told me, for if he had I would have requested a different “defense” attorney. Just another infraction in my Liberty Dollar case of horrors.
Is this and soo much more enough to re-open my Liberty Dollar case? I doubt it!
3. Trump Dollar, World Peace, New Gold Standard & the Trickle Up Effect
On several occasions, collectors have asked me why WORLD PEACE is so prominently featured on the obverse of the Trump Dollar. My standard answer is that it is intended to suggest that an honest value-based monetary system might be the key to world peace. It is also intended to reflect back to a time of world peace and encourage my fellow peace activists of the 60s to support a new peace initiative.
In my 70+ years, I can’t remember soo much strife, hardship or war in the world. It seems that the whole world has gone mad without ever officially declaring war. It seems that war has grown to become our current American culture.
The WORLD PEACE legend is featured on the obverse as a call, if not a command, for a Peace Initiative by President Trump if he is elected. Personally I find it detestable that my country is the largest arms dealer in the world and has more troops engaged in more active military actions (i.e. wars) in more countries than any other country. And the USA is not even officially at war?!
The WORLD PEACE legend is on the Trump Dollar to encourage a private meeting with President Donald Trump, President Vladimir Putin and General Secretary Xi Jinping without all the aids and formalness that often gets in the way of a simple meeting. Just imagine: These three leaders represent the vast majority of the world population, land mass, arms sales and exert an enormous influence over the remaining world population. I dare say that if the Big Three were to meet, world peace would have a chance.
Why? Simply because of national interest and self-interest. The bottom line is that the “people” make more money in peace than in war. War only rewards the merchants of death at the cost of the people, while Peace enables everybody to profit.
The term for such an economic miracle is the: Trickle Up Effect. Simply by establishing a peaceful environment with a sound monetary system and rewarding the lowest level of the economic system with sound money, the sound money miracle reverberates up so everybody profits. From the slum dweller to the penthouse mogul – everybody makes more money with the Trickle Up Effect!
Don’t you think that Trump, Putin and Xi want to be heroes to their own countries? Of course! How could that happen? Simple by agreeing to cease selling arms. Period. All that war making production would be returned to the civil society and with a new value based monetary structure it would reward everybody.
Wild? Unbelievable? Not really. All it takes is the agreement of three people, Trump, Putin and Xi for a new monetary structure based on gold. If you were to believe some of the pundits it is already well in place. USA has helped China acquire a sizable amount of gold for many years. China is now the largest world producer of gold and the largest user of gold. The United States is the second producer of gold. And Russia is the third largest producer of gold. There is no question that gold has gained enormous credibility in the past ten years.
Many know-nothing economists complain of the complexities of restoring a value based i.e. gold and silver, economic system. Nothing is further from the truth. In fact, Dr. Judy Shelton, an economist of great stature who branded me the Rosa Parks of Monetary Policy, has already introduced a brilliant gold bond proposal that would gently guide the world economic system back towards a new gold standard monetary system.
And Ms. Shelton is not alone. Dr. Steve Hanke’s work on currency boards adds much to the mechanics as does Nathan Lewis’ research. Steve Forbes, who has graced me with a few words of support for my Liberty Dollar work, has supported such a move towards a gold base monetary system. Dr. Larry White and many other well established economists support a gold based monetary system. Even Alan Greenspan, former Chairman of the Federal Reserve Warns Of Imminent Crisis, Urges A Return To Gold Standard. I also wrote a book in 2012: Free Market Gold Standard that elaborates on the mechanics of introducing a new Gold Standard much like Ms. Shelton’s own brilliant work.
So what would it take to Stop the War and Love Prosperity?! Us! We are the answer. We need a worldwide outcry for World Peace and a movement to bring Trump (if elected), Putin and Xi together. These three men can do it. It is not complicated. It does not take a new Bretton Woods Summit and a staff of hundreds. The world could change overnight with a simple agreement between the three leading political figures to Stop the War, empower their national economics and return the benefits to the vast majority of people on Earth with a new value based monetary – a new Gold Standard.
Just recently, August 15 was the 45th Anniversary of the end of the Gold Standard. How long do we have to wait for prosperity? How many people must be killed needlessly? How long should we have to wait for World Peace anchored with a new world wide monetary system based on value?
Judy Shelton, one of Donald Trump’s economic advisors, has proposed an innovative initiative to implement a Gold Standard based on government issued gold bonds as a method to introduce a market driven price for gold and digest the enormous amount of hot fiat paper government money. Unfortunately, the stumbling block to the Shelton Gold Bond Initiative is that it depends on government action. And the US government has demonstrated repeatedly that they will not give up their addiction to controlling the world monetary system with massive paper money by manipulating the gold and silver markets.
Of course, all bets are off if Donald Trump is elected and opts for a ballsy take-charge initiative and meets with Putin and Xi as proposed above.
Click HERE for Trump and the GOP Proposal to Study Return to Gold Standard.
Click HERE for the Shelton Gold Bond Initiative.
4. How bad is Killary Clinton?
Nothing could be further from World Peace than the four Clinton Murders within a month that builds on a long history of countless Clinton Murders reaching back to July 20, 1993 when Killary Clinton murdered her lover Vince Foster in the Whitehouse. Or the recent article: Assassination Of Top US Democratic Party Official Leads To FBI Capture Of Clinton “Hit Team” that lead a friend to ask me “How bad is Killery Clinton?”
When I asked my friend what he meant about Clinton, he restated his question: “How many people have the Clinton’s murdered?”
I told him that quite frankly, it is really hard to say! At least a hundred and probably more! He was shocked! Here are the facts.
The deaths connected to the Clinton’s are so numerous and so suspicious that there is even a term for them… ARKANCIDES.
Search http://www.arkancide.com/ for a list of Clinton Murders and most likely you will be informed that: “Bandwidth Limit Exceeded.” That is because the server is temporarily unable to service your request because so many people are learning that the Clinton’s are mass murderers! And his bitch wife is far more evil, even more dangerous, than old man Clinton, if you can even image that!
To paraphrase George Orwell: “Truth is treason in an empire of lies.” Is there any doubt that the United States has ceased to be a Republic and is now an empire? Is there any doubt that all the US Presidents are liars? To paraphrase Orwell again: “In a time of universal lies – truth can be very dangerous to your health.” So if I should die for any reason, please blame the Clinton’s.
So how many Arkancides – people who have died under very unusual circumstances – have the Clinton’s murdered that stood in the way of the Clinton Crime Family’s rise to wealth and power? The exact number is simply too big or too buried to ascertain.
Usually, if you kill somebody for Clinton, you get pardoned in Arkansas. But here is a list of people who President Clinton didn’t have to pardon because he had them murdered also.
Not happy with that list of Clinton murders? Just google: murders in arkansas + clinton for more lists including this one.
Need more info? Just check out this List.
It includes a list of a dozen of Clinton’s own body guards that he murdered because they knew too much:
Major William S. Barkley Jr. Captain Scott J. Reynolds Sgt. Brian Hanley Sgt. Tim Sabel Major General William Robertson Col. William Densberger Col. Robert Kelly Spec. Gary Rhodes Steve Willis Robert Williams Conway LeBleu Todd McKeehan
What are the odds of 12 Clinton security people being killed! What did they know?!
Of all the Clinton murder cases, one is particularly alarming: Two young boys were murdered and their bodies were placed on the train tracks after they observed the huge cocaine operation at the Mena Arkansas airport run by GHW Bush and Bill Clinton during the Iran-Contra Scandal run by Bush’s evil twin, Dick Cheney, from the “Vice” Presidential Office in the basement of the Whitehouse with Colonel Oliver North.
Attached HERE (PDF) is a short summary of these two murders.
And the battle for justice re these two murders continues to this day: Linda Ives vs USA government corruption (PDF).
Do any of these murders sound suspicious to you? What are the odds that soo many people directly associated with President Bill Clinton could be murdered in such a short time period?
Hopefully you are as enraged as I am with such an openly murderous President and his murderous wife who wants to continue to rape Americans for their personal & political gain.
I dare not think what America would be like with another murdering President Clinton.
Nobody would be safe. The country would not be safe. I don’t feel safe.
You think the current government is bad? It will be a whole lot worse with that murderer in the White House. God Help America if Killary Clinton is elected!
Still got doubts about Trump vs Killary? Check out these facts:
FACT #1: Trump has nearly three times the amount of followers on Facebook. Trump: 12,174,358 likes. Clinton: 4,385,959 likes.
Fact #2: Trump’s live stream videos compared to Hillary’s: Trump Live Stream Post — 21 hours ago: 135,000 likes, 18,167 shares, 1.5 million views
Clinton Live Stream Post — 25 hours ago: 9,000 likes, 0 shares, 121,000 views That does not look good at all for her!
Fact #3: Trump has 18.6 million twitter followers. Clinton has only 6.1 million. The best part is that most of Clinton’s supporters are actually fake. According to the Washington Examiner, 41 percent of Clinton’s “followers” are not even real people.
In contrast, The Daily Caller says that Trump’s followers are 90% real with 90% of them having a previous voting record.
Fact #4: Trump averages 160,000 viewers per live stream. Clinton averages 400 viewers per live stream. Wow. That is bad. Trump also gets 5,000 percent more eyeballs focused on the screen than Clinton. Yep. She really is that boring to the folks.
Fact #5: Instagram. Trump has 6,200,000 followers. Clinton has 800,000 followers. Instagram is a platform with mostly all pictures and not much substance – exactly what Hillary supporters love. And still she does very poorly in that medium.
Fact #6: On Reddit. Trump: 297,696 subscribers Clinton: 21,429 subscribers
Trump has more subscribers than Clinton on every major social media outlet but what is most telling is that there are nearly three times as many people subscribed to “Hillary for Prison” than are subscribed to the “Hillary for President” page!
The best part is that the DNC’s emails from WikiLeaks has proven that Clinton pays people to support her online. Trump supporters on the other hand actually like him and follow him on Social media.
Trump actually has the support of the people. He is going to win this election – no matter what the mainstream media would like you to believe.
5. Update on the Return of Your Seized Property
The good news about your seized Liberty Dollars is that you are getting Liberty Dollar back from the US government!!! So if you filed a Petition to recover your seized property, then you may well know that your petition has been approved as almost all have been approved! In fact, 265 of the 308 Petitions were approved almost a year ago. So hopefully your property will be returned soon. Please note that the Court has ruled that no property will be returned until all the petitions are resolved. And given the Liberty Dollar case set a record for individual petitions in a federal case, it is understandable that the Court has ruled that all petitions must be resolved before any property is returned otherwise it would be a real mess.
Please continue to be patient. The best is yet to come as you will get actual Gold and Silver Libertys back when your wrongfully seized property is finally returned!
6. Should Wal-Mart Run the US Government?
An interesting question given this List of Wal-Mart statistics. (PDF)
While hypothetical, there is no doubt that the politicians are doing a great job of running the country… into the ground! Just look at the suicide rate of returning servicemen from a war that was never declared. The world is crazy with war!
7. BVNH Blog and Facebook pages
In an effort to stay informed and keep you informed I have created a Bernard von NotHaus blog and a new Facebook page. Please take a moment to join my blog and “like” me on Facebook. Thank you soo much for your continued support. Without question, you made the Liberty Dollar great.
8. Negative Feedback on the Trump Dollar Article
I was embarrassed by the negative emails and cancellations that I received when I announced the Trump Dollar. The reality is that the USA is going to have a new president. Thank God! As usual there will be two main choices. As I have documented above, the choice is pretty clear: A murdering bitch or an outspoken billionaire. I choose to commemorate Candidate Donald Trump as I can’t fathom such an obvious murderer in the White House, knowing very well that every president kills people without a declaration of war by Congress or due legal process.
I apologize if anyone was offended by the Trump Dollar but I stand by my words, actions and the Trump Dollar. Nobody is perfect. Every US president has had their share of baggage. But I cannot think of electing anybody who could be worse than Killary Clinton.
Thank you for taking the time to tune into the Liberty Dollar News. I will continue to work for your wrongfully seized property to be returned ASAP.
Please reply with a brief email or a comment on this blog if you wish but please note I simply do not have time to reply to all the emails.
And remember, it is only by banding together and adopting a free, private and independent currency that provides us with “just weights and measures” that we will be able to throw off the yoke of a government manipulated monetary/tax system and generate a peaceful and prosperous society.
Thanks again for your support and all your efforts to return America to value – one Liberty Dollar at a time!
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