> Martin Ottmann <[email protected]> wrote:
> > Count 1: The importing of non-declared funds of least US $ 1,500,000
> > from overseas bank accounts by Robert Minton for the purpose to
> > finance a civil litigation and to reimburse himself by funneling parts
> > of these funds through the Floridian for-profit corporation "Lisa
> > McPherson Trust" and through two foreign citizens.
> So I assume you're going after the part of money laundering that deals
> with avoiding reporting of transactions. Maybe you can show where such a
> reporting would be required. I had a quick search around, and I can't find
> > Count 2: The perjury committed by Robert Minton in connection with
> > these transactions by not disclosing them during the discovery process
> > in two civil lawsuits.
> By the definition used in Florida law, Bob is not guilty of perjury. It's
> a legal term, and if you use it, you should know what "perjury" means in
> that state.
> Don't ruin a nice piece of research about Scientology with this sillyness,
> Martin. It's a short step in the direction of Barbara Schwartz, and nobody
> should go there.
This is how I see it: Peter Alexander states under oath that Minton confessed to him that "he hadn't paid taxes on that [Nigeria] money". The fact that Minton took the fifth during the questioning about the origins of the money he had forwarded to the LMT and Dandar, his refusing to answer the questions if he had lied on his tax return, the comments of judge Schaeffer *implied* to me that he used money non-declared money for these transactions.
Then he transferred the money through the LMT and Gerry Armstrong to pay himself using the constructed "loan agreement". Considering that this is true it was non-declared money, then how is that *not* money-laundering?
Please keep in mind that I am not a US Attorney that had to prove his case before a federal jury. In that case I was simply a "citizen" that tried to bring something to the federal authorities of your country for further investigation.
Prior to writing the second complaint I presented the basic facts about the Minton transactions to some friends of mine, who didn't know anything about Scientology, Minton or ars. Each of them independently used the word "money laundering" and "tax evasion" to describe what they thought that was going on.
Re: perjury. I used the "perjury" argument in connection with Federal law. The complaint was sent to federal authorities. He lied under oath in connection with monetary transactions. That is something I think federal authorities are interested in. Also, judge Schaeffer stated twice or even three times that she would forward a report to McCabe with regards to Minton's lying under oath. So evidently she had the impression that he *might* have committed perjury under Florida law.
Last but not least, please keep in mind that I did not intend to post the complaint here on ars. With all the discussion that has been going on about Minton and the LMT, the last thing the world needed to know was this complaint. Nevertheless I felt pressed to do so because of the anonymous postings.
I don't think my points in the complaint are silly. I think the comments of judge Schaeffer re Minton's apparent "IRS problems" show that she sees it in a similar way.