PYRAMID SCHEME MONEY MAVEN
TO BE SENTENCED
EDITORS NOTE: The Global Prosperity Group of Pyramid Schemes were the worst in U.S. history. These Pyramid Schemes specialized in teaching tax evasion and got innocent Pyramid Participants jail sentences. Some lost their houses, life savings and even their lives in this Pyramid Scheme. Thank heavens that they did not claim the Pyramid Scheme was an MLM program. They used the scummy Aussie 2 Up plan that is a pure pyramid plan in that it steals the first two participants in the pyramid scam from unwitting participants.
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE TAX
TUESDAY, JUNE 3, 2003 (202) 514-2007
(Ed. Note: Primary Action in prosecuting Pyramid Scheme)
Trial evidence showed that Struckman, formerly of Renton, Wash., and an unindicted co-conspirator engaged in a 14-month conspiracy from June 1997 through August 1998 to evade currency reporting requirements by making cash withdrawals of over $960,000 in 122 separate transactions, none of which exceeded $10,000. The evidence further established that Struckman was the co-signer on three nominee bank accounts, opened at the U.S. Bank of Washington, into which she and another individual deposited over $3.7 million, earned from IGP, during the time period of the conspiracy.
Struckman faces a maximum statutory penalty of five years imprisonment and a $250,000 fine. She is scheduled to be sentenced by the Chief U.S. District Judge John C. Coughenour Aug. 8, 2003.
(Ed. Note: Secondary Actions in prosecuting Pyramid Scheme)
In other cases related to IGP, Jeffrey and Shoshana Szuch and Margo Jordan all pleaded guilty to using foreign bank accounts to commit tax evasion. According to indictments in those cases, the government showed that IGP was an organization that hosted offshore seminars for promoters of abusive trusts and anti-tax schemes. IGP was also known by other names, including Global Prosperity Marketing Group (GPMG) and Global Prosperity Group (GPG). Members of IGP marketed and sold various IGP products, including an "education course" named "Global 1" priced at $1,250; a ticket to a three-day offshore seminar named "Global 2" priced at $6,250; and a ticket to a five-day offshore seminar named "Global 3" priced at $18,750. The indictments alleged that the Global 2 and Global 3 seminars brought together portions of the IGP membership to hear, among other things, presentations by individuals and organizations involved in the sale and operation of foreign trusts designed in part to conceal income from the Internal Revenue Service.
Ed. Note: As you can see this illegal Pyramid Scheme rolled some serious money out of the pockets of suckers who wanted to believe taxation was not legal. On top of that the Pyramid Scheme operators scammed life savings investment money right and left from Pyramid Scheme participants who believed their 10% returns (a month) were real.
The Struckman case was investigated by agents of IRS Criminal Investigation. It was prosecuted by Tax Division trial attorneys Mark T. Odulio and Christopher J. Maietta.
PYRAMID SCHEMES, TAX EVASION,
AND MACHINE GUNS!
By Rod Cook
Pyramid Scheme Machine Guns and Tax Evasion:Last year, the FBI/IRS (Feb 2001) took down a tax evasion pyramid scheme core "Anderson's Ark.." What made it exciting is the Pyramid Scheme Ark was in Costa Rica! The Pyramid Scheme’s "Ark" was a large compound with armed guards (AK-74s and light belt fed machine guns) that Anderson's cult Pyramid Scheme followers bragged was impregnable. In a spy movie scenario, "men in black" scaled the Ark's wall at 3 am and took out the guards at the core of the Pyramid Scheme palace. The "Anderson" Pyramid Scheme crew disappeared! The Costa Rican Government won't say if they were involved, they deny everything, but have hinted they "cooperate" with the US government (Pyramid Schemes and Tax Evaders qualify)! Documents concerning this are sealed in Costa Rica. The U.S. Government just said they had arrest warrants for Ark members. Rumors to your editor, from the "grey operations" world of ex-special forces, ex-CIA, and other mercenaries say there were some lucrative contracts given to mercenaries in Feb 2001 for "south work." No comments on the international diplomacy involved. This was probably the hardest take down ever of a Pyramid Scheme!! Great! :>)
Quick Thumbnail Of How the illegal Pyramid Scheme Worked: The Anderson's Ark was the back office of Global Prosperity one of the worst tax evasion illegal MLM Pyramid Schemes marketing scams to hit America. These Pyramid Scheme criminals argued taxation wasn't legal and encouraged people to put their money in illegal offshore business trusts and other illegal offshore schemes disguised as trusts for tax evasion purposes. To fire up the Pyramid Scheme they also sold a junk set of tapes for $1200, they the Pyramid Scheme pulled people into a "Secrets of How The Rich Get Rich for $6000. Since the hook was set, they then pulled the poor fish to an offshore meeting for $15,000 worth of "get rich quick" illegal education. At that seminar (called the G-4) these Pyramid Scheme scammers got some people to invest $100,000 into arbitrage (phoney money trading). Some of the people got a 3% return. NO they did not get $103,000 back.... what we mean they got $3,000 out of $100,000 back! Some people committed suicide, many lost thier homes and some innocent folks went to jail and others are under investigation for tax fraud. ED. Note: The Global Prosperity and Ark Crew are murders as far as the MLM WatchDog is concerned. Your editor helped put together an investigative episode on 48 hours about Global Properity’s Pyramid Scheme + Anderson's Ark with their Internet and mail fraud. We also helped the Boston Globe do an expose to get the government to move on these murdering Pyramid Scheme crooks.
In Summary These MLM Illegal Pyramid Scheme crooks taught tens of 1,000's:
1. Illegal tax evasion with illegal MLM Pyramid Scheme techniquessuch as the "Aussie 2up Plan."
2. Suckered people into the Pyramid Scheme with "The Secrets Of How The Rich Get Rich" quickly
Let Your Editor Quickly Enlighten You On How Tax Evasion Pyramid Schemes Go Down
The CIA has billions (not millions) of dollars of super computer power in the Reagan building inside the Washington, D.C. beltway. When the Soviet Union collapsed they needed a reason to keep it running. In 1994 they got authority to track money flows in and out of the U.S. for tracking money laundering in drug lord cases (War On Drugs). In 1996 Congress gave the CIA authority to give money information to the IRS. With September 11th 2001 and the security authority given to the CIA, they can now even track inside the U.S. Your editor is has been in the military intelligence loop and "kind of" stays in the "grey gossip" ring of ex-spies. The gossip on the street today? The CIA tracks down to $1 transfers (a drug ring was using credit cards and computer program to transfer million$ - one dollar at a time)! So if you are thinking about using any kind of offshore trust for tax evasion, you are dumb as a rock! Pyramid Scheme = 2 dumb rocks! Why? You are making yourself a target! Offshore trusts are an essential part of life today and I thinkeveryone should have one. Just make sure that you pay taxes (and don't use them for Pyramid Schemes)! It takes that CIA computer 1 millionth of a second to track your money! Then they flip the data over to the IRS computers which are slow, it takes them 50 millisconds to nail you! Did you see the movie the "Bourne Identity?" The CIA computer searches and tracking weren't fiction!
No Murder Convictions in this Pyramid Scheme - Unfortunately Just 20 Years In Jail
The following case summaries are excerpts from public record documents on file in the court records in the judicial district in which the cases were prosecuted. Several Individuals here were "nabbed out of Costa Rica with the Pyramid Scheme Global Prosperity's "Anderson's Ark" Organization. Most are Pleading Guilty and on their way to jail for Pyramid Shemes and Tax Scams. The sentences arn't complete but your Editor hopes they all get the maximum of 20 years because of the fraud and suicides of innocent people!
On May 31, 2002, in Sacramento, CA, Wayne Anderson and Richard Marks were convicted of engaging in a conspiracy to launder money and of money laundering in a case arising out of their activities as leaders of an international organization. Wayne Anderson was the second in command of Anderson's Ark & Associates, an organization based in the United States and Costa Rica, that used a network of bank accounts around the world to assist its clients in laundering funds and engaging in tax evasion. Richard Marks was the chief accountant for the organization [see U.S. Attorney's Press Release]. The defendants participated in a scheme to launder approximately $370,000 in funds for IRS undercover agents. Ed. Note Plan on 20 years + boys!
On April 29, 2002, in Sacramento, CA, Karolyn Grosnickle, who managed the administrative center for Anderson's Ark & Associates, pled guilty to laundering $60,000 [see U.S. Attorney's Press Release]. On April 22, 2002, Terri Yvonne Lewis and Steven Lyle Anderson pled guilty to conspiracy to obstruct justice by shredding documents and deleting computer files (5 years possible) to avoid revealing information on Anderson's Ark & Associates [see U.S. Attorney's Press Release]. On April 12, 2002, two guilty pleas were unsealed relating to Anderson's Ark & Associate accountants Roosevelt L. Drummer and Roy Lentz. Drummer and Lentz pled guilty in Seattle, WA, to charges of conspiring to defraud the IRS on October 16, 2001, and July 25, 2001, respectively [see U.S. Attorney's Press Release].
Ed. note: When you visit the IRS Criminal Invesigation website below, look at the investigation chart. The number of offshore tax fraud case arrests and investigations have doubled. If you remember my "brief " about the CIA above - you can bet your bottom dollar that the number ofinvestigations are going to double - again and again! You may not be a terrorist but if you illegally transfer offshore money....... You go into a terrorist suspect database! Of course then you will be saved by being identified as a tax cheat and not a terrorist! Moral of the story is - - - stay off databases!
Extra Ed.Note: If you see scam man Daryl Struckman, the former head of Global Prosperity or fugitive Keith Anderson of Anderson's Ark, give me call and I will pass it on to my Global Prosperity FBI "handler." It would make his day! It would also save poor Daryl and Keith the stress and strain of "being on the lam." Better these scumbags spend the next hundred years relaxing in prison!
:>) Rod Cook, your editor
From the New York Times - David Cay Johnston did a good article on Global Prosperity when he was at the Boston Globe. A great journalist!Your editor supplied some informaton and leads for the Global Prosperity article in the Boston article.
New York Times - Tax Evasion Arrestswww.mlmwatchdog.com/Report_ArkNYC.html
From the IRS Their Info On This Story:
IRS CRIMINAL INVESTIGATION WEBSITE - ABUSIVE TRUSTShttp://www.ustreas.gov/irs/ci/tax_fraud/docabusivetrustschemes.htm