Skip to comments.State has no records of Berg's firm (Nick Berg)
Posted on 05/14/2004 3:43:32 AM PDT by calcowgirl
Prometheus Methods Tower Services Inc., the business that cost Nick Berg his life in Iraq, has no records with the Pennsylvania Department of State.
The company that specialized in building communications towers never registered with the Pennsylvania Corporation Bureau, said Brian McDonald, spokesman for the state department.
McDonald conducted a search of the bureaus online list of registered businesses, but found no matches.
The same search done by a Daily Local News reporter produced the same results -- several businesses contained the word "Prometheus" in their names. Only one is located in West Chester, and it is not related to Bergs business.
Companies are not legally required to register with the state, but McDonald explained it is usually the first step an owner takes.
"Youd be very foolish not to register your business with the department," he said. "It is nearly impossible to exist without doing it."
Registering allows an owner to set up his businesss tax structure. It also establishes how the business is run, for example, whether or not it is for-profit or nonprofit.
"It is basically the infrastructure by which businesses are set up in the commonwealth," McDonald said.
McDonald added it is possible the business could be listed in the bureaus records under a different name.
Searching the statewide yellow pages online found two company names containing the word "Prometheus" in Philadelphia. One is an Internet consulting business.
An employee at the second one, which is called Prometheus Radio Project, said it was not affiliated with the business owned by the local man slain in Iraq by members of al-Qaida.
Officials at the Pennsylvania Department of Revenue and the Internal Revenue Service said state and federal laws prohibited their agencies from providing any records they had of Prometheus Methods Tower Services -- even whether the company had ever filed a return.
"Any information that we get or is contained on a tax return I cant release," said Steve Kniley, press secretary for the state revenue department. "It is considered confidential under tax law."
Tax records become public information only if a lien is filed against a business. According to Kniley, there are no liens against Bergs company.
Bill Cressman, spokesman at the IRSs Philadelphia office, said the only companies with public tax records are nonprofit corporations.
At least one person claims he can confirm Prometheus existence.
Jay Shur, who works at the radio station WCHE 1520 AM in West Chester, said on Wednesday he was in the process of hiring Berg to build a communications tower for the station when news of his death came out.
The station was awaiting approval of plans from both the borough and an environmental agency before construction could begin, according to Shur.
"Theres a lot of paperwork to go through, and the area we were looking at was a marsh- land so we had to get clearance," he said."When I do get the OK, Ill have to look for another contractor."
Michael Berg briefly spoke about Prometheus during a press conference Thursday morning outside his home.
"My son was not over there to make money," Michael Berg said. "My sons business, which was very profitable before he went to Iraq ..I will make good on anything the company owes anybody, but its pretty much going to be defunct."
It is unclear how many employees Prometheus had. Michael Berg spoke of a "foreman" during the press conference. However, Nick Berg traveled to Iraq alone.
Staff Writer Jill Nawrocki contributed to this article.
Interesting... because if the WERE connected, that would be a direct link to George Soros and his 'Open Society', according to Columbia Journalism Review.
The father will be showing up in JFKerry campaign ads soon.
One thing's certian. If Berg were a CIA agent, his cover story company would certainly have been registered in PA.
Prometheus was a not a fool, but why else would he rebel against Zeus?
He tried to trick Zeus (who knows all and sees all) with a false sacrifice.
How foolish can you get? Prometheus also stole fire from Zeus and gave it to the primitive mortals on the earth.
Zeus did not punish Prometheus alone, he punished the entire world for the effrontery of this rebel god.
OOOppps... Thanks. I always forget that http thing. LOL
Berg's father lays his son's death directly at the feet of the President and his policies...Is this an example of leftist clear thinking..a left wing that exists in all our media? I am deeply saddened by his son's murder but this father is disgraceful.
That's downright eery.
Same here- whatever happened to loyal opposition, or honorable opponents? The seem to have vanished with the Clinton Nineties. The Father didn't lose a second spinning this tragedy into a "I hate Boosh! And you should, too!" moment. It is utterly shameless exploitation, for cheap advantage in the political arena. It baffles me.
Extremely interesting link. I note that the Prometheus Project is also in PA (although in Philly).
It could, of course, just be another coincidence. Daddy Berg clearly saw himself as a sort of rebel, and quite possibly named their company Prometheus Methods to indicate that he was "challenging authority," or some such twaddle.
BTW, great work in finding that possible connection.
I found the connection before I found the article. Prometheus Radio is quite the left wing group... it links to every left wing group around. I just did a search on and "iraq" and "Pete Tridish" (the founder)... and he certainly fits with the most radical of the movement. Searching on its address says it is closely tied with Radio Volta and other "guerilla radio", claiming "anarchy" and other such things.
Basic Entity Information
Entity Type PENNSYLVANIA NON-STOCK NON-PROFIT CORPORATION
Entity Name PROMETHEUS RADIO PROJECT
Entity No. 3203114
Filing Date 02/25/2004 Letter of Consent No
Address 4821 BALTIMORE AVENUE
PHILA Pennsylvania USA 19143
County Philadelphia Jurisdiction -
Purpose BROADCASTER SUPPORT
Limited Authority No
Yeah... the first clue was the Birkenstocks... didn't even have to open his mouth. ;-)
Why was Berg REALLY doing in Iraq....and with whom????
This is a fascinating story. The morning the tape came out by noon I think I posted something was not right and each day more comes out. There is a mystery here. The connections are not circumstantial. Berg was in Iraq doing something for someone. He is not what he seems and I am just trying to connect dots. I thought CIA but now I don't.
Yes, the footwear says it all.
Did you notice, also, that when Nick Berg was describing his arrest, he quoted from that stupid 1960's song, Alice's Restaurant?
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