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Chris Brady 3 months ago Do yourself a favor Gio Tommaso and look up the real story. The man is a fraud. He claimed he got the technology for the motor from an angel. He's been offered on numerous occations to demonstrate the motor for 1 million dollars on camera only after it was checked for a hidden fuel source. He declined of course. And only after being taken to court by investor's for $200,000, (here's the best part) he himself plead insanity to get out of court. The plan back fired of course after he was held for an extended period of time. The man is a fraud. Besides, we have had an engine that will run on anything for 3 decades in one form or another. That's a hydrogen engine. Reply · 237
In 2005, as Pantone was living in Salt Lake City enjoying widespread popularity as a rising star at conspiracy conferences, the state of Utah charged him with two counts of securities fraud relating to allegedly ripping off investors for more than $200,000.
Richard Hamp, an assistant attorney general in the Utah Attorney General’s office who prosecuted the case, told the Report that Pantone’s claims about his engine were “pure, unadulterated nonsense” — the crackpot notions of a “fraud” looking to get rich quick. The engine, for all its apparent mysteries, was really running on re-circulated gasoline left in its fuel lines or still unburned in its exhaust, he said.
Pantone’s trial was a “zoo,” Hamp said, with supporters picketing the courthouse and challenging the proceedings as a witch hunt meant to tar the inventor who dared to challenge the status quo. All of that didn’t amount to much, however, as Pantone was convicted of two counts of securities fraud.
But as sentencing neared, Pantone began an odd series of legal maneuvers.
Following the advice of supporters, he asked Judge Royal Hansen of the Third District Court in Utah, to excuse him from sentencing, claiming he was mentally incompetent and unable to understand the nature of the proceedings. He missed court appearances, his physical appearance suffered, and his behavior became erratic. Hansen ordered a barrage of mental examinations, ultimately determining what, for most, was already utterly apparent.
“Much to Mr. Pantone’s chagrin,” Hamp said, “he is crazy.”
According to one evaluation obtained in 2007 by the Salt Lake Weekly, psychiatrists found that Pantone “exhibit[ed] grandiose and persecutory delusions, complicated by a personality disorder and a history of substance abuse.” He was sent to the Utah State Hospital, a mental health facility in Provo, where he was held for three years pending being judged competent to undergo sentencing.
He claimed he got the technology for the motor from an angel.