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01:45 PM ET    10/03/2011

Don Lapre, the self-proclaimed “King of Infomercials” accused of scamming thousands of investors, was found dead in his Arizona jail cell Sunday of an apparent suicide.

Lapre’s fraud trial was set to begin Tuesday, according to the Associated Press. He was accused of defrauding 220,000 people of $52 million.

In June, Lapre was indicted on 41 counts of conspiracy and fraud. He was taken into custody days later after failing to appear a this arraignment and spending a short time on the run.

Lapre sold TV viewers a number of products, including “The Greatest Vitamin in the World.” His “tiny classified ads” infomercial was spoofed on “Saturday Night Live.”

His death is under investigation.

from:  http://www.washingtonpost.com/blogs/blogpost/post/don-lapre-jailed-king-of-infomercials-dies-of-apparent-suicide/2011/10/03/gIQAfkVQIL_blog.html

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Don Lapre was born on May 19th, 1964 according to http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Don_lapre 

May 19th, 1964

May 19th

5 + 19 +2+0+1+1 = 28 = his personal year (from May 19th, 2011 to May 18th, 2012) = Powerlessness.

28 year + 9 (September) = 37 = his personal month (from September 19th, 2011 to October 18th, 2011) = Emotional wreck.

37 month + 2 (2nd of the month on Sunday October 2nd, 2011) = 39 = his personal day = Seldom is any splendid story wholly true.

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Sept. 15, 2011

Monroe Beachy, a 77-year-old Amish man accused of running a Madoff-like Ponzi scheme, was charged with mail fraud today after allegedly defrauding thousands of people out of $16.8 million over two decades.

Beachy allegedly told investors his Ohio business in Sugarcreek, A&M Investments, would invest in mortgage-backed security Ginnie Mae Bond Funds, but he put investors’ money in government bond funds, individual stocks and mutual funds instead.

Today’s grand jury indictment accuses Beachy of mailing “false monthly and quarterly investment statements to A&M investors” in the Northern District of Ohio and elsewhere.

“As a result of Monroe L. Beachy’s fraudulent conduct, approximately 2,698 people and entities, including but not limited to the Amish Helping Fund, sustained a combined loss in excess of approximately $16.8 million,” the indictment stated.

When reached by phone, Beachy claimed he didn’t know anything about the indictment.

“Several people have called but I don’t know what’s going on,” he said.

Beachy also said he doesn’t have a lawyer and doesn’t know if he will hire one.

Mike Tobin, a spokesman for the U.S. attorney for the Northern District of Ohio, said Beachy “will be allowed to turn himself in.”

He may be in court as early as next week and could face up to 20 years in prison.

The ‘Amish Bernie Madoff’

Media headlines have compared Beachy to Bernie Madoff, the investment advisor who choreographed a $50 billion Ponzi scheme since the early ’90s, because of the long period in which they both falsified positive returns to investors.

Beachy raised at least $33 million, according to an S.E.C. complaint filed in February.

As part of the S.E.C. investigation, Beachy filed for Chapter 7 bankruptcy in June 2010 with a court in the Northern District of Ohio. Court documents indicated he has less than $18 million of investors’ money left.

In an unusual twist, according to a motion to dismiss the bankruptcy proceedings filed by members of the Amish community, about 2,550, or 94 percent, of creditors were in favor of dismissal.

Daniel Miller, 55, of Sugarcreek, Ohio, was one of 2,600 creditors in 29 states, mostly from the Amish community, who invested money with Beachy.

“I think the Amish can do a lot better job for the creditors than what the government can do,” Miller told ABC News in February. “Instead of the bankruptcy attorneys handling everything and dragging into the court system, they will take it and distribute it to the creditors involved. It makes more sense to me.”

Beachy also filed a motion to dismiss the bankruptcy proceedings.

Miller said it is common for members of the Amish community to pool their money together, as they did with Beachy, and try to settle disputes among themselves. He said Beachy did not pocket the collected money, and instead lived a simple lifestyle, even with a horse and buggy.

Beachy Led a Simple Lifestyle; No Madoff

Tim Warren, associate regional director in the Chicago office of the S.E.C., conceded that Beachy was not living an extravagant lifestyle, unlike other fraudulent financial managers.

“I think this case is unique because he was not pocketing investor money like other cases,” said Warren. “Here, he wasn’t.”

Miller said he drives a car but still adheres to the principles of the Amish community of simplicity and generosity towards others.

“They are very giving,” said Miller. “When somebody has a tragedy, people come together and give of themselves to help those people get back on their feet again. There’s no other sect in the world like the Amish.”

Miller said Sugarcreek has one of the largest communities of Amish people in the country.

“Everybody gives of themselves to help when somebody’s hurting,” said Miler. “The Bible teaches that it’s more blessed to give than to receive. That’s their agenda.”

Warren said Beachy’s case is an affinity fraud, in which a member of a religious or ethnic group may prey upon other members.

“They prey upon the trust from such a close-knit community and really exploit that trust,” said Warren. “Unfortunately, I have seen a number of situations like that.”

But Warren said he has never seen a case involving the Amish community in his 25 year career with the S.E.C.

from:  http://abcnews.go.com/Business/monroe-beachy-amish-bernie-madoff-indicted-168-million/story?id=14531047

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using the number/letter grid:
1      2      3       4       5       6      7      8      9
A      B     C       D       E       F      G      H      I
J      K      L      M      N       O      P      Q      R
S      T      U      V      W      X      Y      Z

Where:

A = 1              J = 1              S = 1

B = 2              K = 2             T = 2

C = 3              L = 3             U = 3

D = 4              M = 4            V = 4

E = 5              N = 5            W = 5

F = 6              O = 6             X = 6

G = 7              P = 7             Y = 7

H = 8              Q = 8             Z = 8

I = 9               R = 9

 

 

Monroe Beachy

465965 251387        61

 

his path of destiny = Preying upon others.  Scheming.  Schemer.

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Monday, August 22, 2011     15:44 PDT

A former drug task force commander in Contra Costa County sobbed and wiped away tears Monday as he pleaded not guilty to drug and corruption charges, offenses that could carry a life sentence if he is convicted.

Norman Wielsch, 50, was ordered freed on bail after agreeing in Oakland federal court to undergo a psychiatric evaluation within three days to determine whether he is suicidal. His father posted his $100,000 bail.

Wielsch is a former narcotics agent with the state Department of Justice who, until earlier this year, was commander of the multiagency Centra Contra Costa Narcotics Enforcement Team. He was arrested by federal agents at his Antioch home last week after a grand jury indicted him and former Concord private investigator Christopher Butler.

The men are charged with stealing methamphetamine and marijuana from police evidence lockers to sell, robbing prostitutes of cash and cell phones during phony sting operations, and operating a brothel in Pleasant Hill that fronted as a massage parlor.

The 17-count indictment also alleges the men conducted a phony drug bust of a Danville teenager, falsely detained him and stole his narcotics.

Butler, 50, pleaded not guilty Friday and was released after his father secured a $1 million bond.

In Oakland on Monday, Assistant U.S. Attorney John Hemann told Magistrate Judge Laurel Beeler that his office considered Wielsch’s suicide risk “sufficiently grave” and requested a psychological assessment as a condition of his release on bail.

If Wielsch’s psychologist finds him to be a threat to himself, he could be returned to supervised custody.

During his arraignment, Wielsch repeatedly broke into sobs as the judge read the charges to his elderly father, Ernest Wielsch, who agreed to secure the bail amount.

After the judge asked the elder Wielsch if he understood he was financially liable if his son violates bail conditions, the father asked, “Could you be lenient on my son? He’s been good.”

Outside the courtroom, Norman Wielsch’s attorney, Michael Cardoza, said his client has been meeting regularly with a psychologist.

“They’re worried that a cop, in his position and facing the embarrassment he’s brought upon himself and his family would, as they say in the business, eat his gun,” Cardoza said. “While he is embarrassed, it is not a real concern.”

Wielsch and Butler are scheduled to appear in federal court Sept. 6.

from:  http://www.sfgate.com/cgi-bin/article.cgi?f=/c/a/2011/08/22/BA9A1KQD9V.DTL#ixzz1VoJCXgA6

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using the number/letter grid:

 
1      2      3       4       5       6      7      8      9
A      B     C       D       E       F      G      H      I
J      K      L      M      N       O      P      Q      R
S      T      U      V      W      X      Y      Z

 

Where:

A = 1              J = 1              S = 1

B = 2              K = 2             T = 2

C = 3              L = 3             U = 3

D = 4              M = 4            V = 4

E = 5              N = 5            W = 5

F = 6              O = 6             X = 6

G = 7              P = 7             Y = 7

H = 8              Q = 8             Z = 8

I = 9               R = 9

 

 

Norman Wielsch

569415 5953138       64

 

his path of destiny = 64 = Misfortune.  Solitary confinement.

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using the number/letter grid:

 
1      2      3       4       5       6      7      8      9
A      B     C       D       E       F      G      H      I
J      K      L      M      N       O      P      Q      R
S      T      U      V      W      X      Y      Z

 

Where:

A = 1              J = 1              S = 1

B = 2              K = 2             T = 2

C = 3              L = 3             U = 3

D = 4              M = 4            V = 4

E = 5              N = 5            W = 5

F = 6              O = 6             X = 6

G = 7              P = 7             Y = 7

H = 8              Q = 8             Z = 8

I = 9               R = 9

 

 

Christopher Butler

38991267859 232359      91

 

his path of destiny = 91 = Being in the wrong place at the wrong time.

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August 18, 2011    9:22am

Crime boss James “Whitey” Bulger’s longtime girlfriend pleaded not guilty Thursday in a Boston court to helping him avoid capture during his 16 years on the run from federal authorities.

Catherine Greig, 60, of Quincy, Mass., was indicted last week on the charge of conspiracy to harbor and conceal a  fugitive. If convicted, she faces a maximum of up to five years in federal prison.

According to the Boston Globe, Greig’s lawyer told reporters that his client will not cooperate with authorities and described her as an “excellent bail candidate.”

The indictment against Greig alleges she “conspired to take steps to prevent Bulger’s discovery and arrest, after knowledge of the fact that a  warrant had been issued for his apprehension.”

Greig and Bulger hid in plain sight for years in a Santa Monica apartment. Bulger had fled Boston, where he was wanted in connection with   19 homicides and other charges.

During a court hearing last month, FBI agent Michael Carasza said  Greig had used fake ID cards regularly, including for the purchase of  medication  for herself and Bulger.The FBI showed videotape of Greig getting prescriptions at a Santa Monica drugstore.On Wednesday, the U.S. attorney’s office released eight fake ID cards it alleges were seized from Bulger’s Santa Monica apartment at the time he was arrested.

Authorities are trying to figure out how Bulger — one of the FBI’s 10 most wanted fugitives — was able to live fairly openly in Santa Monica and in particular whether he got financial help.

The FBI found more than $800,000 in cash inside the walls of the apartment in addition to nearly three dozen guns.

In  an interview with the FBI on a flight from Los Angeles to Boston, Bulger said he “previously stashed money with people he trusted.”

But he did not say whether anyone is hiding assets for him now,  according to court records.

from:  http://latimesblogs.latimes.com/lanow/2011/08/whitey-bulger-girlfriend.html

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Catherine Elizabeth Greig was born on April 3rd, 1951 according to http://www.fbi.gov/wanted/additional/catherine-elizabeth-greig

April 3rd, 1951

April 3rd

4 + 3 +2+0+1+1 = 11 = her personal year (from April 3rd, 2011 to April 2nd, 2012) = Fairness. Justice. Just desserts. Legal dealings. Outcomes. Consequences.

11 year + 8 (August) = 19 = her personal month (from August 3rd, 2011 to September 2nd, 2011) = Sunshine is the best disinfectant.

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July 19, 2011 10:15 AM

Usually we’re all for those free samples being handed out at the grocery store, but after hearing about the offering of one employee, things might change. Anthony Garcia was indicted last week on federal charges for allegedly giving a female shopper a yogurt sample that contained his semen. Aaaaand cue the vomit noises.

The Smoking Gun reports that Garcia was named in a two-count indictment in Albuequerque District Court. The incident went down January 25 at the Sunflowers Farmer Market, and was turned over to feds after the police started the investigation.

According to a police report, the victim told cops Garcia was pushy when offering her the sample. When she tried it, she thought, it tasted “gross and disgusting,” noting that it “tasted like semen.” A subsequent lab test confirmed her fears, and further DNA testing of samples from Garcia showed it was a match.

If he is convicted, he could face up to three years in prison for tainting the yogurt or a total of five years for making false statements.

from:  http://consumerist.com/2011/07/grocery-store-worker-offers-more-than-just-a-yogurt-sample.html

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using the number/letter grid:
1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9
A B C D E F G H I
J K L M N O P Q R
S T U V W X Y Z

Where:

A = 1 J = 1 S = 1

B = 2 K = 2 T = 2

C = 3 L = 3 U = 3

D = 4 M = 4 V = 4

E = 5 N = 5 W = 5

F = 6 O = 6 X = 6

G = 7 P = 7 Y = 7

H = 8 Q = 8 Z = 8

I = 9 R = 9

 

Anthony Garcia

1528657 719391        64

 

his path of destiny / how he learns what he is here to learn = 64 = Soiltary confinement.

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July 5, 2011, 3:09 p.m.

A Somali militant linked to Al Qaeda in both Somalia and Yemen was captured in April and held for two months on a U.S. Navy ship while being interrogated, Obama administration officials said Tuesday.The case is the first known example of the Obama administration secretly holding and questioning a terror suspect. It also sheds light on growing concerns about links between extremists in Somalia and Yemen, two of the world’s poorest, least stable countries.
Administration officials revealed the case Tuesday after an indictment against the man, Ahmed Warsame, was unsealed in federal court in New York. The indictment charges Warsame with providing support to a terrorist organization.Officials said Warsame’s interrogation was conducted “humanely” and under the rules of the U.S. Army Field Manual, which strictly limits the types of interrogation techniques that can be used. During the interrogation, Warsame provided considerable information about activities in Yemen, the officials said. He was questioned by members of the High Value Interrogation Group, a unit made up of FBI, CIA and Defense Department personnel, said senior administration officials who spoke on condition of anonymity.After two months at sea, Warsame was read his Miranda rights and transferred to FBI custody, officials said. He waived his right to a lawyer and continued talking. The information gleaned in the military interrogation was not used against him in the FBI questioning, which formed the basis of the nine-count indictment charging him with material support to Al Qaeda groups in both Somalia and Yemen.
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using the number/letter grid:
1      2      3       4       5       6      7      8      9
A      B     C       D       E       F      G      H      I
J      K      L      M      N       O      P      Q      R
S      T      U      V      W      X      Y      Z

Where:

A = 1              J = 1              S = 1

B = 2              K = 2             T = 2

C = 3              L = 3             U = 3

D = 4              M = 4            V = 4

E = 5              N = 5            W = 5

F = 6              O = 6             X = 6

G = 7              P = 7             Y = 7

H = 8              Q = 8             Z = 8

I = 9               R = 9

Ahmed Abdulkadir Warsame

1                           5         5

 

his primary challenge (AW) and how he obtains/loses his heart’s desire (AE) both = 15 = War.

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3 June 2011   11:27 ET

Former US presidential hopeful John
Edwards has been formally charged over alleged campaign funding violations
linked to the cover-up of an affair.

The indictment was issued by a grand jury in the state of North Carolina.

The allegations concern cash from two donors that he allegedly used to
shelter campaign worker Rielle Hunter, with whom he fathered a child.

Mr Edwards, 57, a former senator from North Carolina, ran for the Democratic
presidential nomination in 2008.

He split from his wife Elizabeth Edwards in January 2010 after admitting the
affair.

Elizabeth died at the age of 61 almost one year later after a long battle
with breast cancer.

Edwards’ public image

Mr Edwards, who was also a vice-presidential candidate in 2004 alongside
Senator John Kerry, is charged with funnelling money from two political donors
to Ms Hunter, a former campaign aide, in an alleged attempt to cover up the
extramarital affair they had while he was running for president.

The indictment said the payments were a scheme to protect Mr Edwards’ White
House ambitions.

“A centrepiece of Edwards’ candidacy was his public image as a devoted family
man,” the indictment said.

“Edwards knew that public revelation of the affair and the pregnancy would
destroy his candidacy by, among other things, undermining Edwards’ presentation
of himself as a family man and by forcing his campaign to divert personnel and
resources away from other campaign activities to respond to criticism and media
scrutiny regarding the affair and pregnancy,” the indictment added.

The indictment and an arrest warrant were filed in Greensboro in North
Carolina, where Mr Edwards’ campaign was based.

Mr Edwards’ lawyers and federal prosecutors tried to negotiate a deal on
Thursday that would allow the former presidential hopeful to plead guilty to a
charge, the Associated Press news agency reported, citing sources.

The talks did not yield an agreement, after prosecutors reportedly insisted
on a plea to a felony, which would have endangered Mr Edwards’ license to
practice law.

‘Affair cover up’

The investigation into the alleged cover up has been underway since at least
early 2009, when the former senator confirmed political groups linked to him
were among the potential targets of a probe into his finances.

Investigators reportedly combed through Mr Edwards’ entire political career,
examining his political action committees, a nonprofit he helped establish and
even his time in the US Senate, which ended seven years ago.

But the probe ultimately focused on hundreds of thousands of dollars that
were provided by Mr Edwards’ former campaign finance chairman Fred Baron and
Rachel Mellon, the 100-year-old widow of banking heir Paul Mellon.

Prosecutors allege the funds, which include $725,000 (£443,000) in payments
made by Ms Mellon and $200,000 from Mr Baron were ultimately used to keep Mr
Edwards’ affair with Ms Hunter and his illegitimate child a secret.

from:  http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-us-canada-13645234

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John Edwards was born on June 10th, 1953 according to http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/John_edwards

June 10th, 1953

June 10th

6 + 10 +2+0+1+1 = 20 = his personal year (from June 10th, 2011 to June 10th, 2012) = Court.  Accuse.  Accusations.  Charges.  Plea.  Bail.  Trial.  Deliberations.  Verdict.  Sentencing.  Judges.  Adjudicate.  Preside.  Pound.  Gavel.  Confession.  Admission.  Contrite.  Guilt.  Punishment.  Censure.  Castigate.  Chastise.  Reprimand.  Admonish.

20 year + 6 (June) = 26 = his personal month (from June 10th, 2011 to July 9th, 2011) = In the news.

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