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Documents Show McClatchy Paper Lied in Allen Stanford Series

10/27/2010 11:17:00 AM

by David Arthur Walters


Correspondence with Miami Herald and Florida Office of Financial Regulation with link to documentation

AS THE PRESS SPINS

 

 

 

Correspondence with The Miami Herald and Florida Office of Financial Regulation regarding the Herald’s inaccurate and malicious coverage of the Allen Stanford Fraud

 

 

October 27, 2010

 

By David Arthur Walters

THE MIAMI MIRROR

 

Miami Beach, Florida

 

 

 

PREFACE

 

 

What follows is an initial letter to Executive Editor Anders Gyllenhaal of the Miami Herald, requesting the newspaper’s documentation supporting publication of what I eventually discovered to be outright falsehoods in respect to its Allen Stanford Series, and the reader will find correspondence with Deputy Director of Communications John Kuczwanski of the Florida Office of Financial Regulation.

 

Mr. Gyllenhaal did not respond to any of my communications on the subject.

 

Mr. Kuczwanski provided the very documents the Miami Herald must have had, and answered several of my questions as well. Two of those answers directly refute two of the false claims repeated by the Miami Herald. And the technical information provided by Mr. Kuczwanski, if understood in the context of circumstances surrounding Stanford Trust’s opening and operation of a trust representative office in Miami, will provide the researcher with ample evidence that the Miami Herald reports were misleading in other respects as well. Copies of my ongoing series along with the files provided by Mr. Kuczwanski can be found in my ‘As The Press Spins’ Collection at Scribd.com/davidwalters.

 

I wrote several detailed articles protesting the false and probably libelous statements in the newspaper, taking care to copy Mr. Gyllenhaal and the reporters who penned the falsehoods. The newspaper did not publish retractions or corrections, nor did the journalists apologize to the person whose reputation they had smeared, Arthur M. Simon. He was not once given an opportunity to deny actually malicious allegations prior to the publication of those allegations.

 

In fact, the newspaper reporters have been given several prestigious awards for their false, inaccurate, unfair and unbalanced coverage, the first one being presented by the Society of Professional Journalists. The Society did not respond to my protests of the award in my factual articles making it evident that the Society’s code of ethics had been violated by the recipients of its award. One of the reporters, Lucy Komisar, who tried to get Dr. Simon to implicate former Governor Jeb Bush in the Stanford Fraud, has gone so far as to brag at length in her blog about the awards she has received.

 

Miami Herald publisher McClatchy promoted Mr. Gyllenhaal on 27 October 2010 to vice president for news for its 30 daily newspapers and 43 non-dailies. McClatchy, a traditionally liberal media organization whose ideology sometimes blinds its editors and reporters to the truth or causes them to resort to falsehoods, had also been sent copies of articles protesting the Miami Herald’s spurious coverage of the Allen Stanford fraud in respect to Dr. Simon and Florida banking regulations. McClatchy did not respond. Right or wrong, the Miami Herald “watchdog” series on Allen Stanford was good copy in terms of self-advertising, so the paper and its parent stands by it for good effect.

 

 

 

May 5, 2010

Anders Gyllenhaal
Senior Vice President
Executive Editor
THE MIAMI HERALD
One Herald Plaza
Miami, Florida 33139

 

RE: Award-winning series on Allen Stanford Fraud

 

Dear Sir:

 

The Herald's award-winning series on the Allen Stanford fraud prompted me to make several inquiries with The Florida Bar in respect to the law firms and lawyers named by the Herald in that series. The Florida Bar has informed me that members of the public occasionally file sworn complaints against or inquries into the conduct of lawyers based on stories presented by the media, and that the complainants then have access to the otherwise confidential files appertaining to the inquiries and/or complaints.

 

I am in the process in drafting a request for a formal inquisition into the activities of Richard T. Donelan, Jr., then Chief Banking Counsel, and attorney Art Simon, then Florida Division of Banking Director, based on various Herald reports virtually damning the Florida Division of Banking, as if the Division and Art Simon, who signed the Memorandum of Agreement with Stanford Trust Company on behalf of the state, were in collusion with or were co-conspirators with fraudster Allen Stanford and/or his lawyers.

 

You may recall some of the headlines:

 

STATE AIDED SUSPECT IN HUGE SWINDLE (7/5/09), FLA. COULDN'T CURB SWINDLE, BUT ECUADOR DID - IN FLORIDA, INVESTIGATORS 'DROPPED THE BALL' (8/9/09) HOW FLORIDA BLEW CHANCE TO STOP STANFORD - STATE NEVER ACTED ON TROUBLING FINDINGS (7/19/09)

 

In sum, the Herald stated that Mr. Simon violated the laws of our state and nation against the advice of Mr. Donelan. You will of course recall that several reports stated that Mr. Donelan knew that the Agreement was in violation of law, and that he objected to the Agreement several times. If that were the case, it seems to me that he should have asked The Florida Bar to conduct an inquiry into the activities of Mr. Simon according to the code of ethics embodied in the Rules of the Florida Bar.

 

For example:

 

HERALD REPORTERS HONORED FOR STANFORD STORIES, May 4, 2010

"The Miami Herald won the Society of Professional Journalists' prestigious Sigma Delta Chi award for exposing sweeping government failures.... Reporters Michael Sallah, Rob Barry and Lucy Komisar were recognized for their stories revealing how Florida regulators permited the now disgraced banker - over the objections of the state's chief banking counsel - to open an unregistered office in Miami a decade ago.... The reporters...showed how lawyers...helped protect Stanford from government scrutiny while he was expanding his fraudulent banking network around the world.... "

 

BANKING LAWS MAY BE TOUGHENED, January 10, 2010

"Over the objections of the state's chief banking lawyer, Florida permitted the banker to operate without any fraud checks or money laundering requirements, in violation of state and federal law, the newspaper found.... Richard Donelan, the state's chief banking counsel, tried at least four times to change the agreement that gave Stanford the freedom to send millions of dollars to Antigua in total secrecty. In one draft, he questioned why the state wasn't requiring Stanford to get licensed for sending money - which would have brought his office under government reguation. But nothing was done."

 

ALEX SINK - PROBE ALLEN DEAL, July 9, 2009

"Sink said she was disturbed that Florida banking officials approved the Miami office, despite concerns by state banking counsel Richard Donelan, who said the arrangement violated state law."

 

In addition, senior bank analyst David Burgess was portrayed as de facto counsel for the Florida Division of Banking, the non-lawyer who wrote a "crucial" legal memorandum approving the allegedly illegal structure that facilitated the big swindle, which led to questions as to whether or not he was practicing law for the people of Florida without a license - however, the evidence I have obtained indicates that the Herald reports are false and misleading in that respect.

 

With respect, I ask you to provide me with copies of the documents that you may have or any other evidence whatsoever including Mr. Donelan's statements that support the claim that Mr. Donelan actually disapproved of the final Memorandum of Agreement signed by Mr. Simon, so that I may include the evidence with my sworn statement to the Florida Bar asking for inquisitions.

 

I make this request because it would be malicious and unethical to invent or lie about or twist facts. I have myself obtained copies of numerous documents from various sources appertaining to the Agreement, and thus far I have no evidence whatsoever that Mr. Donelan did in fact disapprove of the Agreement signed. I have also been assured by the state that no disapproving statement from him can be found. I have found a hearsay reference to his disapproval of the preliminary proposal for the issuance of a normal Courtesy Letter for an out-of-state trust representative office - but eyebrows were raised with the revelation that the trust in question was located in foreign country, so a regulatory agreement was drafted. I noted that a very few pages of the drafts have very few little notes in the margins without any initials by anyone. As for Mr. Simon, I have seen nothing in the documentation I have that leads me to believe that he violated any state laws at all; but I am not a lawyer, therefore Mr. Donelan's expert legal opinion on that matter is crucial to my sworn statement to The Florida Bar.

 

I am looking forward to your prompt attention to my request, as I plan on filing my inquiries with The Florida Bar next week.

 

Sincerely,

David Arthur Walters
Independent Journalist

 

THE EXECUTIVE EDITOR DID NOT RESPOND TO THIS COMMUNICATION

 

 

April 20, 2010

 

Holly Hinson

Office of Financial Regulation

STATE OF FLORIDA

200 E. Gaines Street

Tallahassee, Florida 32399-0370

 

Re: Public Records Request in re Stanford Trust and the Office of Financial Regulation

 

Dear Holly Hinson:

 

This is a public request for records pursuant to Title I, Section 24 of the Constitution of the State of Florida and Chapter 119 of the Florida Statutes.

 

I understand the records I want have already been provided by your office to Mike Sallah, an investigative reporter for the Miami Herald (which has not responded to my several requests for copies) therefore I believe you should not have much trouble reproducing them again so that I may examine them in conjunction with the composition of my article, 'As The Press Spins - An Anatomy of a Prize-Winning Expose.'

 

I will sincerely appreciate access to all or any of the following records mentioned by Mr. Sallah in his article published by the Miami Herald on July 19, 2009:

 

1) Mr. Sallah reported that Florida regulator Keith Jasper said he found Stanford employees funneling hundreds of thousands of dollars to Stanford's Antigua bank and reported it to his supervisors who never responded: Please provide a copy of Mr. Jasper's report to his supervisors and any responses they may have made.

 

2) Mr. Sallah reported that state banking director Art Simon approved of the "deal" between the State of Florida (or the Office of Financial Regulation on its behalf) and Stanford representatives to establish an international trust representative office in Florida, signing a 7-page Agreement: Please provide me with a copy of that 7-page Agreement.

 

3) Mr. Sallah reported that State attorneys approved of the aforesaid deal: Please provide me with a copy of any written approvals.

 

4) Mr. Sallah reported that David Burgess of the Office of Financial Regulation wrote a "crucial memo" wherein he provided "legal justification" for the establishment of Stanford Trust's international trust representative office in Florida: Please provide me with a copy of that memo.

 

Thanking you in advance for your cooperation, I am

 

Very truly yours,

 

David Arthur Walters

Independent Journalist     

 

 

On Thu, Apr 22, 2010 at 2:48 PM

John Kuczwanski, Office of Financial Regulation, wrote:

 

Mr. Walters,

 

Recently, the Office of Financial Regulation was successful in getting legislation passed this year which makes a repeat of the Stanford case virtually impossible.  Governor Crist signed the bill (Senate Bill 1264/House Bill 707) into law on April 15, 2010.  Prior to this, Florida Statutes were silent with respect to international trust company representative offices.  That is no longer the case.  Specifically, this new law grants the Office of Financial Regulation regulatory oversight over international trust company representative offices, similar to the authority it has over other financial institutions.  The bill contains three major components: 

 

First, the bill provides for the regulation of international trust company representative offices.

 

Second, the bill makes it easier for the OFR to take an enforcement action against a licensed office in those situations in which the foreign bank is the subject of extraordinary government action in its own country.

 

Third, the bill raises capital requirements for international banking corporations and makes other changes to enhance and clarify the OFR's regulatory powers.

 

Specifically, the bill authorizes the Office of Financial Regulation ("Office") to license and supervise the activities of international trust company representative offices, including providing the Office with full examination and enforcement powers, and subjecting these offices to state and federal anti-money laundering and anti-terrorism laws (e.g., reporting of currency transactions, suspicious activity, and the transportation of currency or monetary instruments outside of the United States).  International trust companies desiring to operate a trust company representative office in Florida will be required to meet minimum capital requirements and other qualifications, and their trust company representative offices will be subject to oversight by the Office and on-going business, examination, and recordkeeping requirements.  The bill also increases capital requirements for international banking corporations, authorizes the Office to revoke inactive licenses, clarifies the Office's regulatory powers relating to international banking corporations and licensed offices that are operating in an unsafe and unsound manner; and contains other measures to enhance and strengthen safety and soundness requirements for international banking corporations.  Collectively, these measures will strengthen Florida's international banking laws and promote a safe and sound international banking system.

 

Please find attached documents fulfilling your public records request dated April 20, 2010.

 

Please let us know if you have any further questions.

 

Sincerely,

 

John Kuczwanski

Deputy Director of Communications

Office of Financial Regulation

 

 

 

 

 

April 28, 2010

John Kuczwanski

Deputy Director of Communications

Florida Office of Financial Regulation

 

In Re: Stanford & OFR Agreement

 

Dear Mr. Kuczwanski:

 

Thank you again for supplying copies of various documents related to the establishment of Stanford Trust's international trust company representative office in Florida. I appreciate your offer to provide further assistance. I do have a few questions:

 

1) Miami Herald articles suggest that the final Agreement with the Stanford Trust executed on December 14, 1998 by banking director Art Simon was signed over the dead body of chief banking counsel Richard T. Donelan, Jr. A confidential memo dated November 9, 1998, from David Burgess to Mr. Simon, cited by the Herald as the "crucial legal" opinion that led to approval of Agreement, states that, "Richard Donelan (sic) is of the opinion that they cannot establish an office. I'll let him advise as to his reasoning; I'd probably leave out something basic to it in my translation." However, Mr. Burgess' memo appears to refer to Greenberg Traurig's effort to establish a Domestic Trust Representative Office, understood as an office of a domestic out-of-state trust, and not an International Trust Representative Office. The fact that the office as proposed would represent an offshore tax-haven trust, not mentioned in some conversations, eventually raised eyebrows and led to scrutiny.

 

I do not see any written version of Mr. Donalen's legal opinion in the files that you sent over. If not privileged, would you please forward it to me? And please do advise if it is a fact that Mr. Donelan only disapproved of the originally proposed Domestic Trust Representative Office and not the final Agreement for the International Trust Representative office.

 

2) Miami Herald news articles imply that OFR examiner Keith Jasper was a whistleblower whose formal visit report dated April 5, 2001 should have caused the OFR to demand documents or to shut down the Stanford's Miami office. In fact, my first impression of the press release was that bags of stolen cash (described by the Herald as "money") were being shipped out of Miami and that original records of the unlawful transactions bilking investors were being shredded right under the eyes of bank examiners who ignored "red flags." But after reading Mr. Jasper's report and the Agreement that the OFR had with Stanford Trust in re Stanford Fiduciary Investor Services Inc of Miami, it appears, from the March 20, 2001 despatch log attached to the examiners' report, that the "money" on that day was in the form of client's checks, and various forms, instructions, internal management documents and so on were also despatched, that total "deposits" for that day show as $176,464, and that the shredding was of photocopies of documents held as evidence only until the despatches arrived at their destiny, was to be expected in consideration of the most important purpose for having an International Trust Representative Office in Tax Havens - secrecy, so that taxes can be avoided or evaded, and/or other debts or claims can be evaded. The Agreement itself does not prohibit the destruction of copies of documents, and I do not understand why their destruction should arouse suspicion given the nature of what is now normally called offshore asset protection or asset management instead of fraudulent transfer.

 

Do you believe the whistle-blowing suggestion is overblown? Has there been any admission or wrongdoing or statements of regret regarding the handling of of Mr. Jasper's report?

 

Very truly yours,

 

David Arthur Walters

 

 

 

April 30, 2010

 

Mr. Walters,

 

Please see below the responses to your questions.

 

(1) – Despite diligent searches, we have never been able to locate any written legal opinion from Mr. Donelan on the matter and have concluded that no written opinion was issued. 

 

(2) – Mr. Jasper’s visit and report did not indicate that the Stanford office was conducting any activities that were impermissible under Florida law and the Agreement. 

 

Thank you,

 

John Kuczwanski

Deputy Director of Communications

Office of Financial Regulation

 

 

May 01, 2010

 

John Kuczwanski

Deputy Director of Communications

Office of Financial Regulation

 

Re: Second Set of Questions in Re Stanford Trust

 

Dear Sir:

 

Thank you for answering my first two questions. It appears that there is no evidence whatsoever that the chief banking counsel disapproved of the final agreement with Stanford Trust, and it appears that if Examiner Jasper believed something fishy was going on at the Stanford office, he should have directly said so instead of relying on staff to intuit his opinion.

 

My article 'As the Press Spins - An Anatomy of a Prize-Wining Expose' - is taking shape, but I am proceeding carefully lest I jump to conclusions unwarranted by the facts. Your cooperation is deeply appreciated. I shall only have a few more questions and requests for public documents over a short period of time - I expect to have only one set besides these below:

 

(1) Request: The Miami Herald reported that another Visit was made to the Stanford office, four years after the 2001 Visit.

 

Please send me a copy of the examiner's report and any written observations and/or decisions OFR staff may have made in reference to that report.

 

(2) Request: I am tracing the history of the moves made by the Stanford pettifoggers leading up to the Memorandum of Agreement. At first they attempted to obtain a Courtesy Letter to establish an out-of-state Trust Representative Office (TRO), which they believed would be virtually unregulated. They pursued that angle until eyebrows were raised that the TRO they wanted was for an offshore tax haven and not a domestic TRO.

 

In an undated, informal recap of events apparently drafted by David Burgess in the Florida Comptroller's office, reference is made to a November 1981 letter written by one Paul M. Homan, specifying the parameters for said (domestic) TROs.

 

Please send me a copy of that letter.

 

(3) Request: You kindly sent me a copy of an undated List of permissible and impermissible activities for said TROs. Under the heading on the left side, "Examples of Impermissible Activities for a TRO" there is a subheading, "Discretionary Investment Activities", and a handwritten parenthesis by the items thereunder refers to a "10-15-80 memo".

 

Please send me a copy of that memo.

 

(4) Question in re TROs: IF a TRO (which by the way is not a 'trust service office' located in a bank etc as defined by law), may be established without a charter, license, authorization or other approval document from the Division of Banking as long as the TRO acts as a representative of the out-of-state trust company and does not make discretionary decisions or administer fiduciary accounts in Florida," as counsel for the Stanford Trust wrote, and IF, as further noted by that counsel, TROs are not expressly identified in or restricted by Florida law, and may operate by virtue of a non-statutory convention of the Banking Division called a "Courtesy Letter", THEN how would the Banking Division ever know if the domestic out-of-state TRO was complying with the informal set of rules set forth in the List I mentioned above - the List that is presumably based on Paul M. Horman's 1981 letter?

 

(5) Question: How many out-of-state TROs to which Courtesy Letters were issued were in existence last year (2009)? Were any of them visited by bank examiners?

 

(6) Question in re International Representative Offices (of foreign banks - not trusts): Is it true that because of the expected limited scope of activities of International Representative Offices of offshore banks that those IROs are not examined as frequently and as exhaustively as, for instance, international bank branches, and that before the new law was passed IROs, although subject to a capital requirement of ten million dollars, were subject to only a $2,000 establishment fee, and no regular annual fee thereafter, and were not subjected at all to the semi-annual fees calculated and imposed by the commission for recovery of examination costs?

 

(7) Question: How many IROs were there in Florida last year, and how many examinations were conducted on them all?

 

Best regards,

 

David Arthur Walters

Independent Journalist

 

 

 

May 11, 2010


Mr. Walters,

 

[Documents requested were attached]

 

 (4) Question in re TROs: IF a TRO (which by the way is not a 'trust service office' located in a bank etc as defined by law), may be established without a charter, license, authorization or other approval document from the Division of Banking as long as the TRO acts as a representative of the out-of-state trust company and does not make discretionary decisions or administer fiduciary accounts in Florida," as counsel for the Stanford Trust wrote, and IF, as further noted by that counsel, TROs are not expressly identified in or restricted by Florida law, and may operate by virtue of a non-statutory convention of the Banking Division called a "Courtesy Letter", THEN how would the Banking Division ever know if the domestic out-of-state TRO was complying with the informal set of rules set forth in the List I mentioned above - the List that is presumably based on Paul M. Horman's 1981 letter?

 

A TRO for an out-of-state trust company can not and does not operate in Florida “by virtue of a non-statutory convention called a “courtesy letter”.  An out-of-state trust company is able to establish and operate a TRO in Florida because the activities a TRO engages in are not considered to be the operation of a “trust business” as defined in Section 658.12(20), Florida Statutes.  Florida law does not require an out-of-state trust company to provide any notice to the Office of Financial Regulation (“OFR”) regarding the establishment of a TRO in Florida.  On occasion, however, out-of-state trust companies do notify the OFR regarding the establishment of a TRO as a courtesy.  The home state regulator of an out-of-state trust company may also notify the OFR regarding the establishment of a TRO by one its trust companies.

 

The state regulator that licenses or charters a trust company is responsible for regulating the operations of the trust company, including the operations of a TRO operating in another state.  Should another state regulator determine that a TRO is engaging in prohibited activities in Florida, that regulator would have the responsibility of notifying the OFR so that appropriate enforcement action(s) could be coordinated between the regulators.  State regulators, including the OFR, often enter into information sharing and joint examination agreements to enhance and coordinate the regulation of state chartered financial institutions with operations in more than one state.  The OFR is also an accredited member of the Conference of State Bank Supervisors, a national organization that advocates for the state banking system and promotes communication between the various state banking departments.

 

Should the OFR receive information from any source that indicates a TRO operated by an out-of-state trust company is engaging in any prohibited activities, the OFR is authorized pursuant to Section 655.032, Florida Statutes, to conduct an investigation to determine whether a violation of the financial institutions codes or the rules adopted by the Financial Services Commission pursuant to such codes has either occurred or is about to occur (e.g. conducting a trust business without a license).  Should the OFR’s investigation establish that a violation is occurring or is about to occur, the OFR’s enforcement authority includes the ability to seek injunctive relief pursuant to Section 655.034, Florida Statutes, and impose administrative fines pursuant to Section 655.041, Florida Statutes.

 

* contextual note - The operations of a TRO of an out-of-state bank with trust powers are subject to the same regulation as the operations of a TRO of an out-of-state trust company.

 

(5) Question: How many out-of-state TROs to which Courtesy Letters were issued were in existence last year (2009)? Were any of them visited by bank examiners?

 

As stated in response to question number 4 above, the use of the term “courtesy letters” to characterize or imply that the OFR issues some type of approval regarding the establishment of, or any authorization to operate, a TRO in Florida by an out-of-state trust company is not accurate.  An out-of-state trust company is able to establish and operate a TRO in Florida because the activities a TRO engages in are not considered to be the operation of a “trust business” as defined in Section 658.12(20), Florida Statutes.  The OFR does not actively track how many TROs are being operated in Florida by out-of-state trust companies, so it can not provide an answer to your question regarding how many may have been in existence in 2009.  The OFR did not conduct any on-site visitation at any TRO operated by an out-of-state trust company during the 2009 calendar year.

 

(6) Question in re International Representative Offices (of foreign banks - not trusts): Is it true that because of the expected limited scope of activities of International Representative Offices of offshore banks that those IROs are not examined as frequently and as exhaustively as, for instance, international bank branches, and that before the new law was passed IROs, although subject to a capital requirement of ten million dollars, were subject to only a $2,000 establishment fee, and no regular annual fee thereafter, and were not subjected at all to the semi-annual fees calculated and imposed by the commission for recovery of examination costs?

 

IROs (International Representatives Office or a foreign banking corporation) activities are limited by Section 663.062, F.S., to promoting or assisting the deposit-taking, lending, or other financial or banking activities of an international banking corporation.  It may serve as a liaison in Florida between an international banking corporation and its existing and potential customers. Representatives and employees of such offices may solicit business for the international banking corporation and its subsidiaries and affiliates, provide information to customers concerning their accounts, answer questions, receive applications for extensions of credit and other banking services, transmit documents on behalf of customers, and make arrangements for customers to transact business in their accounts.  The IRO cannot conduct any banking business in Florida. 

 

IROs do not maintain books or charts of accounts as do more full service banking entities (agencies or branches of foreign banks). Their business is limited to being a liaison for the head office (bank in the foreign country) and its affiliates which may include an agency or branch in the U.S. or an off-shore affiliate.  Since the IRO does not create customer accounts or loans for its own books (cannot conduct banking business in Florida), there is very little to examine.  The IRO does pay the cost of its examination by OFR examiners and is required to be examined once in every 18-months period.  The fee to establish an IRO is $5,000. Because the IRO has no banking “assets” to assess, there is no semi-annual assessment, and the fee for maintenance of the license was and remains $2,000 annually.

 

(7) Question: How many IROs were there in Florida last year, and how many examinations were conducted on them all?

 

There are 10 state-licensed IROs, with 7 exams performed in 2009

 

John Kuczwanski

Deputy Director of Communications

Office of Financial Regulation

 

 

 

 

May 14, 2010

 

Mr. Kuczwanski,

 

The Miami Herald referred to TWO visits, then reference BOTH visits, but at one time said there was a THIRD visit, in 2007, a visit publicly acknowledged by Linda Charity. May I have a copy of that THIRD visit report?

 

Thank you!

 

David Arthur Walters

 

 

May 14, 2010

 

 Mr. Walters,

 

That report is not releasable because of an open investigation.  § 655.057(1), Fla. Stat.

 

John Kuczwanski

Deputy Director of Communications

Office of Financial Regulation

 

 

 

SEE

 

http://www.scribd.com/users/davidwalters/document_collections

 

 

 

 



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· Miami Beach Police Department cleans up South Beach - 1/16/2013 10:10:00 AM
· Indispensable Role of State Tax Law in Federal Tax Questions - 11/6/2012 7:19:00 AM
· Lady Rothstein's Shoes - 10/13/2012 6:01:00 AM
· Miami Beach Police Department Reform - 9/13/2012 7:37:00 AM
· Is Miami Beach Culture Stupid? - 9/11/2012 6:03:00 AM
· Showdown at High Noon - Miami Beach City Attorneys v Special Magistrates - 9/1/2012 7:30:00 AM
· Miami Beach City Attorney's Professional Bigotry - 8/18/2012 6:33:00 AM
· MIami Beach CIty Attorney's Cause Celebre - 8/8/2012 6:51:00 AM
· Miami Beach City Attorney Balks at Simple Question - 8/7/2012 6:14:00 AM
· Getting Ahead of the Job Con at the ICON South Beach - 7/3/2012 6:00:00 AM
· Getting Ahead of The Job Con at the Continuum South Beach - 7/2/2012 6:48:00 AM
· Justice in Journalism & The Kansas City Star - 6/7/2012 7:09:00 AM
· Important Meeting Regarding South Beach Urban Week - 6/3/2012 7:32:00 AM
· Try Working With Miami Beach Compliance - 6/3/2012 7:19:00 AM
· Miami Beach City Manager on the Grill in Corruption Scandal - 5/8/2012 9:46:00 AM
· The Towing Mafia - South Beach Tow Redux - 3/17/2012 7:23:00 AM
· South Beach Active Health Fitness Club - The Jaguar is in the house! - 12/28/2011 3:59:00 PM
· Why A Birdseed Spell May Not Work - 12/3/2011 7:23:00 AM
· White Paper Miami Beach Police Department Reform - 11/30/2011 10:42:00 AM
· An Anonymous Wicked Clown Saga - 11/17/2011 9:04:00 AM
· Senator Marco Rubio and The Cuban Thing - 10/28/2011 11:00:00 AM
· Death by Muck - 10/27/2011 12:14:00 PM
· Electronic Access to Important Case Records Requested - 7/23/2011 10:52:00 AM
· My Thriving South Beach Restaurant Review Business - 7/12/2011 6:36:00 AM
· Crunch Fitness Outrageous Bankruptcy Proceedings - 6/17/2011 8:52:00 AM
· Crunch Fitness Bats and Vultures - 6/16/2011 6:38:00 AM
· Crunch Fitness and The Golden Squash - 6/14/2011 7:07:00 AM
· Crunch Fitness Ballyswindled and Overleveraged - 6/10/2011 8:39:00 AM
· Welcome to McCrunch Fitness - 6/9/2011 8:16:00 AM
· South Beach Tipping Point - Urban Week Police Shooting - 6/1/2011 8:06:00 AM
· The Future of Health Clubs - 5/18/2011 8:16:00 AM
· SOUTH BEACH CANDO Blighted Hotel Opportunity - 2/3/2011 9:22:00 AM
· Florida Governor Rick Scott and The Florida Press - 1/21/2011 9:53:00 AM
· Miami-Dade County Appearance of Impropriety Persists - 12/30/2010 7:46:00 AM
· Billions Wasted by Community Colleges - 12/16/2010 10:46:00 AM
· Buffalo Wings & Rings South Beach - 11/19/2010 11:01:00 AM
· Miami Daily proves it is a slander sheet again - 10/20/2010 8:47:00 AM
· In Whom Can We Trust in Florida's Gubernatorial Race? - 10/18/2010 3:17:00 PM
· Edna Jane Favreau and Charlie Crist - 10/14/2010 8:01:00 AM
· Affidavit of Paul Crissinger in re judicial abuse of Edna Jane Favreau - 10/11/2010 3:57:00 PM
· Edna Jane Favreau was in the wrong court - 10/9/2010 8:39:00 AM
· Good Lawyer and Good Judge Wanted in Florida - 9/26/2010 7:40:00 AM
· Back to The Future of Tennis - 9/16/2010 10:01:00 AM
· Audit of the Audit of Bollettieri's Miami Beach Tennis Center - 8/4/2010 7:50:00 AM
· Why get rid of Miami Beach's Gonzalez Administration? - 7/15/2010 9:16:00 AM
· Mayor Bower leaves Miami Beach in the lurch - 7/7/2010 7:54:00 AM
· The Free Press & The Future of Tennis - 6/24/2010 3:32:00 PM
· Allen Stanford's Miami Trust Office - 6/11/2010 2:45:00 PM
· Black Week South Beach - 6/7/2010 8:22:00 AM
· Med Pizza South Beach - 6/5/2010 11:09:00 AM
· Allen Stanford and Alex Sink - 5/15/2010 7:20:00 AM
· South Beach Civic Circle or City Clique? - 2/25/2010 3:49:00 PM
· Reforming The Florida Bar - 2/12/2010 12:33:00 PM
· Contempt for The Florida Bar and Supreme Court - 12/23/2009 9:26:00 AM
· The Pickle Chiseler - 12/1/2009 8:00:00 AM
· To Hell with the Credit Rating Agencies - 10/28/2009 8:11:00 AM
· Letter in re The Florida Clam Bar - 10/17/2009 8:11:00 AM
· Where was The Florida Bar in all this? - 10/15/2009 9:05:00 AM
· The New Chase Bank - 9/5/2009 8:16:00 AM
· Greenberg Traurig & The Stanford Fraud - 8/31/2009 8:48:00 AM
· The Stanford Fraud & The Florida Bar - 8/27/2009 6:48:00 AM
· Singing the Health Insurance Blues Again - 8/3/2009 6:31:00 AM
· For the Integrity of the Integrated Florida Bar - 7/20/2009 6:08:00 AM
· The Fraudster, The Firm, and The Florida Bar - 7/8/2009 7:36:00 AM
· Scientific Friendship - 6/27/2009 8:52:00 AM
· On Open Publishing via Themestream.com by David Arthur Walters - 6/22/2009 6:48:00 AM
· Helium’s English Is Not Good Enough By HE™ - 6/18/2009 7:18:00 AM
· A Much-Heralded Cock's Life in South Beach - 6/8/2009 6:28:00 AM
· Queen Latifah's SOBE Fatburger - 6/6/2009 6:43:00 AM
· Back to the Future of Journalism by David Arthur Walters - 6/1/2009 8:32:00 AM
· Topical Helium - 5/7/2009 10:25:00 AM
· Introduction to the Helium.com scheme - 5/2/2009 6:31:00 AM
· Who is to blame? - 4/18/2009 7:38:00 AM
· In Praise of Dividends - 3/24/2009 2:03:00 PM
· White Niggas - 2/21/2009 8:42:00 AM
· Chairman Benanke's Dream - 2/14/2009 7:57:00 AM
· Housing Rescue – Abolish PAL Rules & Accelerate Depreciation - 12/18/2008 8:41:00 AM
· The Paulson Plans - 10/18/2008 7:51:00 AM
· Foul Language for Investment Bankers - 9/27/2008 6:52:00 AM
· We do not NEED Wall Street - 9/23/2008 3:37:00 PM
· Bank Run! - 9/19/2008 7:41:00 AM
· Reminder: Beware of Speaking in Tongues in High Places - 9/18/2008 7:48:00 AM
· Republican Seachange in Hawaii - 9/12/2008 4:26:00 PM
· Not a maverick at all - 9/8/2008 5:52:00 AM
· We Were Betrayed by the Media - 7/30/2008 3:03:00 PM
· Right is above Might - 4/5/2008 10:46:00 AM
· Censorship Perfected by the Kansas City Star - 4/5/2008 10:26:00 AM
· The Arrogant and Dismissive Times - 3/30/2008 3:49:00 PM
· Justice or Death - 3/29/2008 5:14:00 PM
· Against War-Mongering Liars - 3/29/2008 1:16:00 PM
· Kansas City's Color Line - 3/29/2008 8:23:00 AM
· Referendum Madness in Miami Beach - 10/23/2007 4:46:00 AM
· Quacking Duck - Artist Housing in South Beach - 10/5/2007 8:29:00 AM
· White Trash Need Not Apply - 9/10/2007 8:47:00 AM
· Miami Beach House of Equivocation - Affordable Housing for Artists - 9/3/2007 8:14:00 AM
· Portrait of The Struggling CANDO Artist - 7/23/2007 8:42:00 AM
· Miami Herald Muckraking - 6/25/2007 11:43:00 AM
· America's Future Lies On The Water - 5/2/2007 9:44:00 AM
· The Compassionate Heart of America - 1/22/2007 10:36:00 AM
· President Bush a Revisionist Historian - 12/15/2006 5:32:00 AM
· Letter to President Bush on Victory - 12/15/2006 5:30:00 AM
· Smoking Gun Letter to President Bush - 12/15/2006 5:25:00 AM
· Christmas Letter to President of Iran - 12/11/2006 10:25:00 AM
· Benedictine Deconstruction - 10/2/2006 12:10:00 PM
· Condotelworlde - 9/10/2006 10:22:00 AM
· I Was Heartcrunched By Crunch Fitness - 9/1/2006 6:53:00 AM
· World's Worst Burger King  - 8/30/2006 5:50:00 AM
· Ideal Customer Service and Support - 7/3/2006 6:44:00 AM
· The Man and his Pigs in Hawaii - 6/24/2006 8:14:00 AM
· Note on the New Fascism - 6/23/2006 6:33:00 AM
· Tundra Puta Releases Poem! - 6/16/2006 4:39:00 PM
· Israel an Idol? - 6/12/2006 9:24:00 AM
· Indian Woman Bills USA for Reparations - 6/2/2006 8:36:00 AM
· Get your free doctorate in political science! - 5/15/2006 11:51:00 AM
· Ford's Anti-Terrorism Proviso - 5/13/2006 7:48:00 AM
· Be Not Thus Deceived - 5/12/2006 6:40:00 AM
· The Medusa Do - 4/24/2006 9:34:00 AM
· The Presiding Spirit Has No Reason to Think - 4/6/2006 4:54:00 PM
· Teflon Bush? - 3/18/2006 8:14:00 AM
· Miami Beach Official Declares Journalist Crazy - 3/13/2006 10:21:00 AM
· Malicious Dissent - 2/25/2006 10:26:00 AM
· The Invisible Indivisible Nation - 2/25/2006 8:50:00 AM
· On The True Principles of Patriotism - 2/25/2006 8:17:00 AM
· The Patriotic Pledge - 2/25/2006 6:54:00 AM
· The High Oath - 2/18/2006 6:41:00 AM
· Tomatoes Live In The Now - 2/17/2006 9:57:00 AM
· Jayhawk History - 2/17/2006 5:07:00 AM
· Heresy Might Be The True Religion - 2/8/2006 3:03:00 PM
· Bringing Homeless People Home - 2/6/2006 7:43:00 AM
· Mister Netwit's Faction - 1/28/2006 7:20:00 AM
· Condemned to Freedom - 1/27/2006 4:11:00 PM
· Am I Blind? - 1/20/2006 1:39:00 PM
· The Compassionate Heart of America - 1/20/2006 11:27:00 AM
· I am a Gringo American - 1/6/2006 6:32:00 AM
· The Most Important Subject in the World - 12/23/2005 7:10:00 AM
· I am I - 12/23/2005 6:21:00 AM
· Editor Rejects Masterpiece! - 12/19/2005 6:33:00 AM
· Crawl Space Revisited - 12/15/2005 8:22:00 AM
· Top Real Estate Woman - 12/4/2005 10:18:00 AM
· Kabbalah Krackpot? - 12/1/2005 5:11:00 PM
· Michel Carel on Contemporary Art - 12/1/2005 3:07:00 PM
· Letter to President Bush re Historical Revisionism - 11/13/2005 4:41:00 PM
· Under God is no laughing matter - 11/12/2005 9:06:00 AM
· The Administration is Drunk With Power - 11/11/2005 5:04:00 PM
· Where are the Americans at home? - 11/8/2005 3:55:00 PM
· Quranic Retaliation - 11/6/2005 11:51:00 AM
· Having Faith in Nothing - 11/6/2005 10:44:00 AM
· El Trabajo es un Derecho - 10/5/2005 3:56:00 PM
· The Rise of American Hypocrisy - 9/18/2005 10:20:00 AM
· Diane's Transition no a traves - 9/5/2005 7:02:00 AM
· We Say They Say - 8/24/2005 4:58:00 PM
· The Sacred Family - 8/14/2005 4:48:00 PM
· Still Mountain and Providing Nourishment - 7/18/2005 7:27:00 AM
· Authorsden Author Accused of Pornographic Displays - 7/16/2005 9:23:00 AM
· Gentrification is a Dirty Word - 7/12/2005 8:46:00 AM
· Moving the Ten Commandments - 6/28/2005 7:50:00 AM
· Seditious Parenting - 6/20/2005 11:52:00 AM
· Rumsfeld Reveals Lawless Policy - 6/18/2005 8:38:00 AM
· When will They stop lying? - 6/14/2005 8:34:00 AM
· The Solution in Iraq - 6/14/2005 8:06:00 AM
· Remembing the Sons of Reagan - 6/13/2005 6:12:00 AM
· Darwin Leon's Manifesto - 6/1/2005 9:14:00 AM
· The Gray Future of Ten Dollars per Hour - 5/23/2005 11:14:00 AM
· The Jingo Press and The Untied Hates of America - 5/19/2005 7:22:00 AM
· Reading the Kansas City Star - 5/14/2005 7:03:00 AM
· The Low Brow Race Arrives! - 5/5/2005 2:13:00 PM
· President Eric Rudolph - 5/2/2005 11:58:00 AM
· Multitasking Stupidity - 3/9/2005 10:22:00 AM
· A truly conservative Social Security solution - 2/17/2005 7:26:00 AM
· Euthanasia recommended for Social Security - 2/4/2005 6:40:00 AM
· To Rakel With Love - 1/21/2005 7:14:00 AM
· Art Judges in South Beach Florida - 1/17/2005 9:21:00 AM
· Down with Artistic Urbanism! Up with the Art of Living! - 1/13/2005 5:18:00 PM
· Artébassé - Bass Museum of Art Exposed Again - 1/12/2005 1:53:00 PM
· A Young Lion Appears in the Brush - 12/31/2004 10:55:00 AM
· i am I - 12/20/2004 1:47:00 PM
· Cuban dancers defect to Vegas bright lights - 11/15/2004 8:28:00 AM

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