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He starting accepting monthly payments in exchange for a newsletter updating his supporters on his efforts to redeem the certificates, which the government said Buckley knew were fraudulent.
Bonnie Gunden, Buckley's attorney, told the jury in closing arguments that the "TreasuryGate" chief never knowingly intended to defraud the thousands of true believers who sent him money every month for a newsletter on his progress.
He was always transparent with federal investigators and his followers about his mission to verify and redeem the certificates, she said.
The Federal Reserve and the U.S. Treasury had until Monday, May 3 to respond to the trillion-dollar "Treasurygate" lawsuit filed by Tommy Buckley of Amarillo, Texas on February 16
Originally posted by EyeHeartBigfoot
I just have one question. This is a very interesting but have to take a paraphrased lesson from The Shawshank Redemption that everybody in prison is innocent who were F'd by their lawyer.
Where are these alleged Fraudulent "TreasuryGate" Certificates now?
If they are in normal Federal Courts chain of evidence lock-up or Secret Service Fraudulent Currency/Document Department/lock-up, It would speak volumes.
If the "TreasuryGate" Certificates are being secured and treated as Multi-Billion Dollar assets then my stupid paraphrased wit-ism may not be so stupid.
Regardless, Thanks OP...Great Thread & A Fun Read
tedit on 7/1/2011 by EyeHeartBigfoot because: typo
Some interesting questions: if this is a brilliant and intricate "scam", why did the Federal Judge in Amarillo send it to the Federal Court of Claims in Washington, "with merit"?; why is Tommy Buckley, who has the "threat" of unspecified future legal action against him, aggressively sueing the government instead of just keeping quiet and making himself as inconspicuous as possible?; how come Mr. Dominic not only was forced into signing a plea-bargain agreement before he left the country, but also had to declare in writing that he forever surrendered ownership of these "worthless" certificates and would never attempt to reclaim them?; how come the US government, having confiscated them, refuses to produce them for technical and physical
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Their objective when they came into the room was to make sure we were all dead and then take the certificates we had. End of story. But the fourth man was in the room.