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  • A Reformed Ex-Felon in Trouble Once Again

    04/08/2011 8:05:04 PM PDT · by BlackVeil · 12 replies
    New York Times ^ | March 24, 2011 | DON VAN NATTA
    MIAMI — Barry Minkow has made many names for himself: as a boy-wonder entrepreneur, as a Ponzi schemer who served seven years in prison and then reinvented himself as a fraud-detection specialist, government informant and pastor. His life took another turn when he was charged Thursday with conspiracy to commit securities fraud against the Lennar Corporation, one of the nation’s largest home builders. The United States attorney’s office in Miami accused Mr. Minkow and an unnamed California-based conspirator of trying to extort cash and stock from Lennar after Mr. Minkow said the home builder operated “like a Ponzi scheme” that...
  • Former teen millionaire and convicted conman-turned-pastor cheats church out of $3M

    01/23/2014 1:26:10 PM PST · by RBStealth · 17 replies
    Daily Mail ^ | 1/23/2014 | Daily Mail Reporter
    Barry Minkow has been a teenage millionaire, a convicted con artist, a fraud investigator and a religious leader - and now he can add 'church thief' to his list of vocations. On Wednesday, Minkow, 46, pleaded guilty to embezzling funds from the San Diego Community Bible Church over the course of nearly 10 years, a U.S. attorney's statement said. He was already serving a five-year sentence for a securities fraud conviction in Florida and could get five additional years when he is sentenced for the new conviction April 7. Under the plea deal, Minkow admitted that he opened unauthorized church...
  • To That Stupid Liberal Lurker - I Got Zapped

    06/24/2006 9:21:32 AM PDT · by tough decision · 238 replies · 6,388+ views
    One look at you tells me all I need to know about you. I am so tired of liberals that think they are so brilliant. You are such a stupid jackass. You are so stupid you probably believe that the Bush administration orchestrated the attacks on 9/11. Every time you go on the internet, every time you make a bank transaction, or pay a bill, every time you try to email a congressman or senator they are getting so much information off of you. Of course it is all a conspiracy by the Bush administration. I have screwed around by...
  • WAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAA! You Mods ZOTTED Me!

    06/23/2006 2:33:07 PM PDT · by Gatemouth · 213 replies · 4,986+ views
    Kos | Gatemouth
    Here's something for you to ponder over... http://distressedamerican.cf.huffingtonpost.com/ Any thoughts?
  • PLEASE! STOP POSTING SAME MESSAGE ON ALL BOARDS!

    08/16/2002 7:39:49 AM PDT · by Merchant Seaman · 715 replies · 30,137+ views
    Annoyed Reader
    The purpose of FreeRepublic.com's multiple message boards is to limit the topics for each board to particular topics. Posting the same message on all the boards defeats the purpose of multiple-boards for special topics. It is very annoying to see the same message on every bulletin board. PLEASE! DO THE READERS A FAVOR. STOP CROSS-POSTING YOUR MESSAGES!
  • A special message from the Department of Troll Control, come and get it!

    01/12/2006 8:39:35 AM PST · by dhls · 6,335 replies · 37,707+ views
    Department of Troll Control | Another Ignorant Troll
    Fellow Americans, there comes a time every mans life when we must give up ourselves before we are worthy to recieve. There comes a time in this war on terror when in order to protect liberty, we have to give it up in the mean time for safty. That's right folks. Today, Americans have forsaken the creator for the creation and have decided that they would value our "civil liberties" than protecting western civilization and rich white people from the tender mercies of radical Islamic terrorists. Selfish liberals insist and whine that Bush has no right to spy on Americans...
  • SICK OF PEOPLE IMPOSING THEIR RELIGOUS BELIEFS ON OTHERS

    12/27/2005 10:42:05 AM PST · by proud republican woman · 569 replies · 16,623+ views
    Freeper | December 27, 2005 | Proud Republican Woman, zotted by Archpriestess Helga, Church of the Viking Kittens
    After reading all of the crap that people have been saying regarding Adult Private Social Clubs, I felt that I had to post an article and give my opinion. I am sick and tired of all the religous groups that are saying that there are drugs, prostitution, minors, non-consenting people, and just immoral people at these clubs! First of all, who do these people think they are to decide what is morally right or wrong for me? I believe that I have a good set of morals. I am a law abiding, tax paying citizen, I work full time and...
  • Communism and human nature (Bolshie Mod sez, Arise ye kittens of the earth!)

    04/05/2005 10:50:57 AM PDT · by Sammy sam · 153 replies · 8,234+ views
    Many argue that communism will never be possible because of "human nature". The essence of this false argument is the belief that a communist society would consist of an all-powerful central government that would tell everybody what to do--and would therefore undermine the creative initiative of individuals and the search for happiness. • This argument is based on two false assumptions: (1) It assumes that a communist society will look like the former Soviet Union, or the current China, North Korea, etc (ie: corrupt police states with a feudal-style ruling class) (2) It assumes that people will only work in...
  • Second Act for Valley's Notorious Whiz Kids(LA CA-Mitnick-Minkow)

    03/21/2004 2:00:58 PM PST · by Mark · 2 replies · 363+ views
    Los Angeles Daily News ^ | 3/21/04 | Dana Bartholomew
    Second act for valley's notorious whiz kids Mitnick, Minkow, infamous sons of the Valley, are trying to atone for their whiz-kid misdeeds By Dana Bartholomew Staff Writer The call came in for Barry Minkow, the onetime San Fernando Valley whiz-kid con artist who'd just served 7 years for bilking investors out of $26 million in the notorious ZZZZ Best carpet cleaning company fraud. Minkow, living in a halfway house for felons in downtown Los Angeles in 1995, didn't want trouble. But on the phone was another Valley guy, Kevin Mitnick, on the FBI's 10 Most Wanted list for hacking into...