Founders & Distributors Of Evil Aussie 2 up Global Prosperity Jailed for Crimes
Three of the founders of the Institute of Global Prosperity (IGP), David Struckman, Daniel Andersen and Lorenzo Lamantia, were sentenced by U.S. District Judge Robert M. Takasugi in District Court located in Seattle to prison terms for tax crimes committed while partners in IGP, the Justice Department and Internal Revenue Service (IRS) announced. Two other principals of IGP, Dwayne Robare and Kuldip Singh, were also sentenced for their respective tax crimes. These are the guys that got 100’s of innocent people convicted for tax fraud when the poor folks got hit by this scam.
David Struckman, a former resident of Renton, Wash., was sentenced to 70 months (6 years 4 months) in prison and $2.9 million in restitution after being convicted of conspiracy to defraud the United States and tax evasion. Struckman hid out in Panama prior to his indictment in 2004. Panama deported him gleefully (he came rather unwillingly) back to the United States in January 2006. Daniel Andersen, from Leominster, Mass., and Oxnard, Calif., got 30 months imprisonment after pleading guilty to conspiracy to defraud the United States in July 2004. Andersen cooperated in the investigation. By flipping on Struckman and testifying on behalf of the government at the trial of Struckman in November 2007 he got a reduced sentence. Lorenzo Lamantia, a former resident of Mountain Ranch, Calif., was sentenced to 27 months in prison after pleading guilty to conspiracy to defraud the United States and tax evasion in December 2005. Lamantia by flipping on Struckman and testifying on behalf of the government at the trial of Struckman in November 2007 got a reduced sentence to. Kuldip Singh, common-law wife of Lamantia and former resident of Mountain Ranch, Calif., was sentenced to three years of probation after pleading guilty to wilfully failing to file tax returns in December 2005. Dwayne Robare, a resident of Leominster, Mass., who became affiliated with IGP in 1997, and maintained IGP’s teleconferencing system, was sentenced to three years of probation after pleading guilty to tax evasion in April 2005. Robare cooperated in the investigation and testified on behalf of the government at the trial of Struckman in November 2007. According to trial documents and evidence introduced at trial, IGP sold "wealth building" products through audiotapes, CDs and tickets to offshore seminars. The proposed wealth-building methods sold to suckers included placing the sucker’s assets into purported foreign and common law "trusts" with the suckers maintaining control of the assets. The products were sold to clients for $1,250 and tickets to attend higher levels of scam seminars both domestic and offshore were sold at prices ranging from $6,250 to $37,000 each.
Global Prosperity generated over $45 million from the sale of "wealth building" products from its inception in the fall of 1996 to May 2002. As the co-founders of Global, Struckman and Andersen received partnership income totaling $7.9 million each during IGP’s existence. Lamantia, who became a partner in IGP in July 1998, received partnership income totaling $4.3 million.
Struckman, Andersen and Lamantia hid IGP by changing the name of the business, using mail drops to hide it’s location, conducting transactions in cash, and discouraging the use of Social Security numbers to escape the IRS. All five defendants concealed income earned from IGP. Each placed their personal income in a secondary series of bogus trusts, nominee entities and hidden offshore bank accounts that the Feds found.
None of the defendants reported income they earned to the IRS and none filed income tax returns, trust tax returns, partnership returns or declared a financial interest in, or signature authority over, a foreign bank account as required by law.
"The Department of Justice will use all of its tools to identify those who promote or engage in schemes to conceal assets and income in order to evade taxes," said Nathan J. Hochman, Assistant Attorney General for the Tax Division. "We want to make it clear to everyone that there are severe penalties for cheating on your taxes, including imprisonment and steep fines."
TOP DISTRIBUTORS BUSTED TOO!
Several other members of IGP have previously been convicted of tax crimes. In February 2003, Margo Jordan, an IGP retailer from Wilton, Maine, pleaded guilty in Portland, Maine, to tax evasion. In May 2003, Jeffrey and Shoshanna Szuch of Charleston, S.C., who respectively served as Seminar Coordinator and Director of Operations for IGP, pleaded guilty in South Carolina to charges of tax evasion. Also in May 2003, Laura J. Struckman, the wife of defendant David Struckman, was tried and convicted in Seattle of conspiracy to structure a financial transaction. In February 2006, Becky Coggins of Leominster, Mass., who served as office manager for IGP, pleaded guilty in Boston to submitting false documents to the IRS. In January 2007, Nadine Griffin, formerly of Danvers, Mass., and one of the top IGP retailers, was sentenced after being tried and convicted in Boston of filing a false tax return.
VENDORS GET JAIL TOO!
In addition, vendors who marketed tax evasion products at IGP offshore seminars have guilty or been convicted of tax crimes. These vendors include Anderson’s Ark & Associates; Innovative Financial Consultants; Millennium Publishing; John David Van Hove, a/k/a, Johnny Liberty; Advanta Strategies and World Contractual Services; and LAD Financial Services Inc. For Further Details See:
KINGPIN OF GLOBAL PROSPERITY AUSSIE TWO UP GOING DOWN
David Struckman Global’s Kingpin was FINALLY captured by Feds . As many of you know this was the worst Aussie 2-up (Australian Two Up) ever! Global Prosperity taught tax evasion along with worthless money making secrets. They got many innocent folks prison time + big fines. Interesting report is that Kevin Lehman that used to own ProStep the lead generation company is reportedly being called to testify. Struckman has been hiding offshore. Several years ago Lehman laughed in my face at a MLMIA convention that he had lunch with Struckman in the U.S. I reported it to my FBI handlers. The Feds may have found Struckman by watching Lehman his buddy? Conjecture: Lehman may be testifying to stay ahead of charges aiding and abetting a criminal? Kevin hope you read this.... the last laugh is mine!
Summary below: Struckman’s high priced lawyers (Struckman ran with mega $$millions) are filling tons of motions. The Court is not giving them beans. Kudos to the Court for NOT letting him loose to run again!
More history below this......
U.S. District Court
WESTERN DISTRICT OF WASHINGTON (Seattle)
CRIMINAL DOCKET FOR CASE #: 2:04-cr-00229-RMT-2
Case title: USA et al v. Andersen et al
Magistrate judge case number: 2:04-mj-00255-MJB *SEALED*
10/02/2006 226 MANDATE of USCA (not certified ) as to David Struckman re 220 Notice of Appeal; The district court found the government has met the burden of showing that the appellant constitutes a flight risk and there is no conditions or combination of conditions that will assure appellant's appearance as required. The district court's detention order is AFFIRMED. (LMK, ) (Entered: 10/02/2006)
11/08/2006 236 ORDER denying 233 Motion as to David Struckman (2) for temporary release from detention by Judge Robert M Takasugi. (RS, ) (Entered: 11/08/2006)
11/15/2006 240 MOTION to Dismiss Count(s) Eight, Nine and Ten by David Struckman. Noting Date 11/24/2006.(Bernhoft, Robert) (Entered: 11/15/2006)
11/15/2006 241 MOTION Strike Surplusage from the Indictment by David Struckman. Noting Date 11/24/2006.(Bernhoft, Robert) (Entered: 11/15/2006)
11/15/2006 242 MOTION to Compel Disclosure of All Exculpatory Material - Relevant Government Records by David Struckman. Noting Date 11/24/2006.(Bernhoft, Robert) (Entered: 11/15/2006)
11/15/2006 243 MOTION to Compel Disclosure of Grand Jury Records by David Struckman. Noting Date 11/24/2006.(Bernhoft, Robert) (Entered: 11/15/2006)
11/15/2006 244 MOTION to Compel Immediate Disclosure of All Exculpatory Material - Informants and Government Cooperators by David Struckman. Noting Date 11/24/2006.(Bernhoft, Robert) (Entered: 11/15/2006)
11/15/2006 246 MOTION to Compel Immediate Disclosure of All Exculpatory Material - Government Witnesses by David Struckman. Noting Date 11/24/2006.(Bernhoft, Robert) (Entered: 11/15/2006)
11/20/2006 249 Minute Entry for proceedings held before Judge Robert M Takasugi - CRD: Heidi Hricko; Court Reporter: not recorded; IN CHAMBERS CONFERENCE as to David Struckman held on 11/20/2006. Counsel to meet and confer in an attempt to resolve motions to compel; joint statement due 12/1/06; responses to dft's motions to dismiss, strike and compel due 12/8/06; dft's cnsl to file response to govt's motions in limine by 12/8/06 (RS, ) (Entered: 11/22/2006)
12/01/2006 253 STATUS MEMORANDUM re: Defendant Motions to Compel by USA as to David Struckman (Wszalek, Larry) (Entered: 12/01/2006)
Department of Justice
THURSDAY, DECEMBER 15, 2005
"INSTITUTE OF GLOBAL PROSPERITY" CO-FOUNDER GUILTY OF TAX FRAUD
Defendant Concealed $40 Million in Sales in Bogus Trusts, Nominee Entities and Offshore Bank
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 (but dumb) Participants jail sentences! Others lost their houses, life savings and even committed suicide because of 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. I fought to expose these Scumbags in press (Boston Globe, Nightline and others) while feeding injured participants to the FBI. Great Xmas Present for me! Makes up for the death threats and bullet holes in my convertible!
WASHINGTON, D.C. - Lorenzo (Zo) Lamantia (aka Lorenzo Milano), a co-founder of the "Institute of Global Prosperity," pleaded guilty to felony tax charges of conspiracy to defraud the United States by impeding the Internal Revenue Service (IRS) and tax evasion for the 2000 tax year in Seattle, Washington, the Justice Department and Internal Revenue Service (IRS) announced today. Lamantia's common-law wife, Kuldip Singh (aka Kay Singh and Kay Milano), pleaded guilty to charges of willfully failing to file income tax returns for 1999 and 2000. U.S. Magistrate Judge Mary Alice Theiler scheduled their sentencing for April 10, 2006 at 9:30 A.M. On May 11, 2004, Lamantia and Singh, residents of Mountain Ranch, California, were charged-along with Global Prosperity principals Daniel Andersen, David Struckman, and Dwayne Robare with conspiring to defraud the United States by impeding the IRS. The indictment alleges that from 1996 until May 2002, the defendants operated Global Prosperity, an organization that sold audiotapes, CD's and tickets to offshore seminars on "wealth-building" strategies. At the seminars, vendors promoted bogus trust packages and other schemes advocating fraudulent methods of eliminating a person's income tax liability. Global Prosperity allegedly received more than $40 million from selling the so-called "wealth building" products and tickets to the offshore seminars. The defendants concealed income they earned from the sale of Global Prosperity products, in part by using bogus trusts, nominee entities and offshore bank accounts, into which they deposited portions of their profits. They transferred funds from the offshore bank accounts back into the United States through wire transfers and the use of debit cards. Ed. Note: They also got a lot of innocent people put in jail for their B.S.! David Struckman is still awaiting trial and Darryl Struckman is still “disappeared” and on the Governments high popularity list! Keep reading! This next is amazing of how an ex Judge Scammed people! And they believed him!
DEPARTMENT OF JUSTICE
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
MONDAY, DECEMBER 5, 2005
Tax Scam Promoter "Judge Rizzo" and Wife Sentenced to Prison
“The government will not tolerate abusive tax schemes that use offshore accounts to illegally escape taxes,” said Nancy Jardini, IRS Chief, Criminal Investigation. “Those Americans who file accurate, honest and timely returns can be assured that the government will hold accountable those who don’t.” “It is tragic when a former member of the judiciary, charged with upholding the law, encourages others to violate those laws,” said Paul K. Charlton, U.S. Attorney for the District of Arizona.
As described in the plea agreements, from 1999 to 2002 John Rizzo was a prominent speaker at offshore seminars hosted by Institute of Global Prosperity (Global Prosperity). At these seminars, Mr. Rizzo promoted the Millennium 2000 Reliance Defense Program (Millennium Program) to thousands of people resulting in more than $4 million in sales revenue for the Rizzos. The program included written materials taxpayers could use to establish purported good faith reliance defenses against potential criminal tax prosecutions. At an earlier court hearing, a videotape was played showing Mr. Rizzo appearing at Global Prosperity seminars wearing judicial robes and portraying himself as a former judge and an expert on tax law.
The Rizzos also admitted that they provided opinion letters, materials and documentation that claimed, among other things, that taxpayers could lawfully stop filing income tax returns and stop their employers from withholding income taxes from their wages. This claim was based upon the long-rejected notion that the Sixteenth Amendment to the Constitution had not been legally ratified.
The Rizzos further admitted that they concealed the income they earned from the sales of the Millennium Program through various means. They used offshore bank accounts, third-party merchant accounts to process credit card sales, and requested payments from customers in cash, money orders, and checks with the payee lines left blank. John Rizzo also admitted to knowingly providing false and misleading testimony to a grand jury by testifying that he and his wife filed federal tax returns for the years 1999, 2000, and 2001, when in fact, he and his wife had not filed such tax returns as required by law. Ed Note: More Crooks Go Down - Keep reading!
TUESDAY, APRIL 12, 2005
“GLOBAL PROSPERITY” PRINCIPAL CONVICTED OF TAX FRAUD
WASHINGTON, D.C.-Eileen J. O’Connor, Assistant Attorney General for the Tax Division, U.S. Department of Justice, John McKay, U.S. Attorney for the Western District of Washington, and Nancy Jardini, Chief, Internal Revenue (IRS) Service Criminal Investigation Division, announced today that at the federal courthouse in Seattle, Washington, Dwayne Robare pled guilty to superseding information charging him with income tax evasion for the 2000 tax year.
On May 12, 2004, Mr. Robare was indicted-along with alleged Institute of Global Prosperity founders Daniel Anderson, David Struckman, Lorenzo (“Zo”) Lamantia (also known as “Lorenzo Milano”), and Kuldip Singh-on a charge of conspiracy to defraud the United States by impeding the IRS. Mr. Robare faces a maximum potential sentence of five years in jail, followed by up to three years of supervised release, $250,000 in fines, and liability for the costs of prosecution
PYRAMID SCHEME MONEY MAVEN TO BE SENTENCED
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE TAX
TUESDAY, JUNE 3, 2003 (202) 514-2007
JURY CONVICTS INSTITUTE OF GLOBAL PROSPERITY PARTICIPANT OF CONSPIRACY TO STRUCTURE CURRENCY TRANSACTIONS
WASHINGTON, D.C. – Assistant Attorney General Eileen J. O’Connor of the Tax Division announced that a federal jury in Seattle returned a guilty verdict against Laura Jean Marie Struckman, a participant in the Institute of Global Prosperity (IGP). She was convicted of conspiracy to structure a financial transaction.
(Ed. Note: Primary Action in prosecuting Pyramid Scheme)
Trial evidence showed that Struckman, formerly of Renton, Washinton, 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.