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  • Four Defendants Indicted in Unlawful Coin Operation (NC)

    06/04/2009 5:47:41 PM PDT · by Larry381 · 5 replies · 719+ views
    Department of Justice ^ | June 3, 2009 | United States Attorney's Office Western District of North Carolina
    ASHEVILLE, NC—Bernard von NotHaus, 65, formerly of Evansville, Indiana, and two additional defendants from Evansville, along with William Kevin Innes, 53, of Asheville, North Carolina, have been indicted in U.S. District Court for the Western District of North Carolina on conspiracy and other charges in connection with an alleged unlawful operation to publish, possess and sell for profit, coins in resemblance and similitude to U.S. coins. All four defendants are also charged in the alleged conspiracy with uttering and passing, and attempting to utter and pass, a coin of silver in resemblance of genuine coins of the United States in...
  • Still more domestic terrorism has been revealed.

    03/20/2011 8:40:28 AM PDT · by DanMiller · 23 replies
    Pajamas Media Tatler ^ | March 20, 2011 | Dan Miller
    When Will They Ever Learn? According to the  Citizen Times and as also noted in the  Daily Beast, a North Carolina man recently found guilty of minting and distributing “Liberty Dollars” was, as stated by  U.S. Attorney Anne Tompkins, a domestic terrorist. The conviction resulted from an investigation which began in 2005. As reported in the Citizen Times, “Attempts to undermine the legitimate currency of this country are simply a unique form of domestic terrorism,” U.S. Attorney Anne Tompkins said. “While these forms of anti-government activities do not involve violence, they are every bit as insidious and represent a clear...
  • Starting A New Currency is “Domestic Terrorism”?

    03/22/2011 10:33:23 AM PDT · by RWB Patriot · 58 replies
    Fox Business: The Power To Prosper ^ | 3-22-11 | John Stossel
    This weekend, a North Carolina man was convicted of minting and circulating “Liberty Dollars” and “Ron Paul Dollars” that were valued based on the gold and silver they contained. The man, Bernard von NotHaus, now faces up to 25 years in prison and the forfeiture of $7 million worth of gold and silver that was taken by police in a raid. The U.S. Attorney who prosecuted the case explains: “It is a violation of federal law … to create private coin or currency systems to compete with the official coinage and currency of the United States.” But what’s wrong with...
  • Feds Lower Boom on Alternative Money (Liberty Dollar users prosecuted)

    09/15/2006 2:45:33 PM PDT · by BradJ · 43 replies · 1,902+ views
    USA Today (AOL) ^ | 09/15/2006 | Barbara Hagenbaugh
    <p>WASHINGTON (Sept. 15) — The government Thursday warned consumers and businesses that it is illegal to use alternative money known as "Liberty Dollar" coins, which organizers promote as a competitor to the almighty dollar.</p> <p>"We don't want consumers to be fooled," U.S. Mint spokeswoman Becky Bailey says, noting U.S. Attorneys offices across the USA have noticed a marked increase in inquiries about the coins.</p>
  • FBI raids Liberty Dollar office-confiscates Ron Paul Dollars

    11/15/2007 7:50:21 AM PST · by Attention Surplus Disorder · 652 replies · 5,490+ views ^ | Nov 15, 2007 | "BJT"
    Frontal Assault on Freedom: FBI Raids Liberty Dollar Posted by BJT on Nov 15, 2007 Read this email closely. I just got it this morning. Those of you who consider the gold standard a quaint anachronism, pay extra close attention. If Ron Paul supporters, gold standard advocates and the Liberty Dollar were nothing but harmless kooks, why would the FBI raid their offices when no crime was ever committed? This is a currency competing with the USD, yes, but they never, but never make the claim that it is legal tender or anything other than what it is: private currency....
  • Liberty Dollar Seizure Warrant Disclosed

    11/17/2007 11:07:57 AM PST · by mvpel · 177 replies · 452+ views
    This thread is linked to a PDF document containing the seizure warrant executed against the property of the Liberty Dollar corporation and the bearers of its negotiable warehouse receipts. The justification lists charges of money laundering, mail fraud, and wire fraud. Guilty until proven innocent, apparently.
  • In Ron Paul Coins, Federal Agents Don't Trust

    11/18/2007 10:30:18 AM PST · by Tucson_AZ · 87 replies · 111+ views
    Washington Post ^ | 6:48 PM ET on Nov 16, 2007 | Alec MacGillis
    In the affidavit, an FBI special agent states that he is investigating NORFED for federal violations including "uttering coins of gold, silver, or other metal," "making or possessing likeness of coins," mail fraud, wire fraud, money laundering and conspiracy. "The goal of NORFED is to undermine the United States government's financial systems by the issuance of a non-governmental competing currency for the purpose of repealing the Federal Reserve and Internal Revenue Code," he states..
  • Raid target: 'This is war'

    11/18/2007 8:17:16 PM PST · by editor-surveyor · 90 replies · 202+ views
    Worldnetdaily ^ | November 17, 2007 | Bob Unruh
    The government's raid shutting down the Evansville, Ind., offices of Liberty Dollar was a declaration of war, company founder Bernard von NotHaus says. But the confiscation of its stockpiles of gold, silver and medallions also was just the "first battle of a long war that I intend to win!" The company makes and distributes Liberty Dollar barter currency in various denominations and had announced that it had been closed down by a raid of FBI and U.S. Secret Service officers who confiscated gold, silver, platinum, medallions, documents, "everything but the desks and chairs." "For approximately six hours they took all...
  • 'Spectacular Trial' Is Seen in Case of Liberty Dollar

    11/22/2007 6:23:36 PM PST · by BGHater · 36 replies · 810+ views
    New York Sun ^ | 19 Nov 2007 | Joesph Goldstein
    The monetary gadfly behind the Liberty Dollar, Bernard von NotHaus, declared over the weekend that he expects to be criminally charged over his currency and is vowing "a spectacular trial" that will "put this country's monetary system on trial." Mr. von NotHaus was interviewed by The New York Sun via telephone on Saturday following disclosures that the Liberty Dollar, a gold- and silver-based currency marketed by anti-government activists as an alternative to the greenback, drew the federal government's scrutiny because the coins resembled official currency produced by the U.S. Mint. After a two-year undercover investigation of the currency, federal agents...
  • Liberty Dollar office raided (mod note: paper cites email as source)

    11/15/2007 12:05:00 PM PST · by smoothsailing · 135 replies · 63+ views
    Evansville Courier & Press ^ | 11-15-07 | Staff Report
    Liberty Dollar office raided Staff report Originally published 01:42 p.m., November 15, 2007 Updated 01:42 p.m., November 15, 2007 The future of an Evansville-based company that produces a "private voluntary barter currency" known as the Liberty Dollar is in question after federal agents raided the facility this week, according to an e-mail sent by its founder. Federal agents reportedly raided the group's headquarters, located in a strip mall at 225 N. Stockwell Road, early Wednesday morning. FBI Agent Wendy Osborne, a spokeswoman for the FBI's Indianapolis office, directed all questions on the raid to the Western District of North Carolina...
  • Liberty Dollar Investigated (Moonbat Money Follow-up)

    11/30/2007 6:24:46 AM PST · by CholeraJoe · 27 replies · 65+ views
    TriState Homepage (Fox 7 Evansville) ^ | November 29, 2007 | Jamie Weiss
    Family and friends of the Liberty Dollar of Evansville organization are learning the future of their money and their jobs. The company was raided by the FBI earlier this month. The US attorney's office out of North Carolina confirmed to us today they are investigating Liberty Dollar. They can't comment on the specifics of the investigation but tonight company owner Bernard Von NotHaus is speaking. Von NotHaus' entire company including precious metals, liberty dollar bills and computers were cleaned out of his offices here in Evansville. Von NotHaus designed the Liberty Dollar 10 years ago. The money is backed by...
  • Asheville man charged in alleged Liberty Dollar fraud scheme[NC]

    06/05/2009 6:41:04 AM PDT · by BGHater · 19 replies · 1,541+ views
    Citizen-Times | 05 Jan 2009 | Clarke Morrison
    Copyrighted News Article. Gov't says they are trying to 'undermine the US currency system'. Link
  • Liberty Dollar Creator found guilty on two counts

    03/18/2011 3:03:10 PM PDT · by DeaconBenjamin · 48 replies
    Coin World ^ | BY MARY JANE SKALA
    Bernard von NotHaus, creator of the Liberty Dollar, was found guilty on two counts this morning in his counterfeiting trial at the federal courthouse in Statesville, N.C. He was found guilty of making counterfeit coins and an intent to defraud. Sentencing will be held in several months. The jury reached its decision in less than 90 minutes. In this week's four days of defense testimony, von NotHaus maintained that his "medallion" was not legal tender. He said each piece contained the NORFED name and telephone number, but the government pointed out that the silver pieces bore a very strong resemblance...
  • NC Man Convicted Of Making Counterfeit Coins

    03/19/2011 12:34:11 PM PDT · by BenLurkin · 32 replies
    wspa ^ | March 18, 2011
    STATESVILLE, NC -- A man from North Carolina was convicted of minting his own currency. The U.S. Attorney's Office announced Friday afternoon that 67-year old Bernard von NotHaus was convicted of making, possessing and selling his own coins. During the eight day trial, the U.S. Attorney's Office said the investigation into NotHaus' activities began in 2005 and involved minting of coins worth an estimated $7 million. The U.S. Attorney's Office said the coins were made to resemble United States coins and that the Liberty Dollar coins were intended to be used as counterfeit money. NotHaus was the founder of a...
  • Guest Post: Thoughts On The Liberty Dollar Debacle (Total Overkill, but why?)

    03/25/2011 6:59:23 PM PDT · by khnyny · 20 replies ^ | March 25, 2011 | Tyler Durden
    Thoughts On The Liberty Dollar Debacle By Brandon Smith of I was in the midst of the Save America Convention in Tampa, Florida when I heard, first, that Libya was under bombardment by the UN (led by U.S. forces), and, that Bernard von NotHaus of Liberty Dollar had been convicted of “counterfeiting”. It was a stressful day, to say the least. For those not familiar with the Liberty Dollar incident, In November of 2007, federal officials raided the group’s headquarters nestled in a strip mall and seized all documents and the gold and silver that backed up the paper...
  • Man Sentenced to Jail for Making Counterfeit Money

    03/22/2011 6:47:19 AM PDT · by FreeAtlanta · 29 replies
    FOX 8 Cleveland ^ | 03/21/2011 | n/a
    WASHINGTON (Reuters) - A North Carolina man was convicted for creating and distributing a counterfeit currency that was very similar to the real dollar, a U.S. Attorney said....posted using frpa
  • FBI Busts Mastermind Criminal For Issuing Silver Currency...

    03/22/2011 7:04:24 AM PDT · by FreeAtlanta · 23 replies
    Zero Hedge ^ | 03/19/2011 | Tyler Durden
    The FBI, which apparently has no major criminals to pursue, is now busting those who are preparing for the dollar's imminent destruction. Bernard von NotHaus, head of the National Organization for the Repeal of the Federal Reserve and Internal Revenue Code , commonly known as NORFED and also known as Liberty Services (his website can, or rather could, be seen here ), which since 1998 has been ......posted using frpa
  • Illegal Ron Paul Currency Seized [more deatils, re: the ongoing "Liberty Dollar" follies]

    11/16/2007 10:13:07 AM PST · by KentTrappedInLiberalSeattle · 295 replies · 750+ views ^ | 11/16/2007 | Staff
    EVANSVILLE, Indiana (AP) — Federal agents raided the headquarters of a group that produces illegal currency and puts it in circulation, seizing gold, silver and two tons of copper coins featuring Republican presidential candidate Ron Paul. Agents also took records, computers and froze the bank accounts at the "Liberty Dollar" headquarters during the Thursday raid, Bernard von NotHaus, founder of the National Organization for the Repeal of the Federal Reserve Act & Internal Revenue Code, said in a posting on the group's Web site. The organization, which is critical of the Federal Reserve, has repeatedly clashed with the federal government,...
  • Feds seek $7M in privately made 'Liberty Dollars'

    04/04/2011 10:20:04 AM PDT · by JoeProBono · 64 replies
    hosted ^ | Apr 4 | TOM BREEN
    RALEIGH, N.C. - Federal prosecutors on Monday tried to take a hoard of silver "Liberty Dollars" worth about $7 million that authorities say was invented by an Indiana man to compete with U.S. currency. Bernard von NotHaus, 67, was convicted last month in federal court in Statesville on conspiracy and counterfeiting charges for making and selling the currency, which he promoted as inflation-proof competition for the U.S. dollar....
  • Adventures in Counterfeiting

    03/22/2011 8:41:51 PM PDT · by TheConservativeCitizen · 24 replies
    The Constitution Club ^ | 03-22-11 | Zazu
    Ron Paul and Sovereign Citizen types are going berserk about this pretty interesting currency case. A man has been convicted and could face 25 years in federal prison on counterfeiting charges, for what the government describes as a form of domestic terror designed to destabilize US currency. Bernard von NotHaus is some kind of anti-fed type who has minted and distributed millions of “Liberty Dollars”: silver coins that are 100% backed by precious metals he owns and are meant to be a more stable alternative to the US dollar. He claims the Liberty Coins are a form of barter,...