FBI Busts Mastermind Criminal For Issuing Silver Currency, Demanding Repeal Of Fed And IRS; Faces 15 Years In Prison

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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 issuing silver coins as a replacement for the relentlessly devaluating US currency, was convicted today by a federal jury of
making, possessing, and selling his own coins. "
Following an eight-day trial and less than two hours of deliberation,
von NotHaus, the founder and monetary architect of a currency known as
the Liberty Dollar, was found guilty by a jury in Statesville, North
Carolina, of making coins resembling and similar to United States coins;
of issuing, passing, selling, and possessing Liberty Dollar coins; of
issuing and passing Liberty Dollar coins intended for use as current
money; and of conspiracy against the United States." The devious scheme for which von NotHaus faces up to 15 years jail time: "NORFED’s purpose was to mix Liberty Dollars into
the current money of the United States. NORFED intended for the Liberty
Dollar to be used as current money in order to limit reliance on, and
to compete with, United States currency."
In other words make the US currency less credible. We are confident the Chairsatan will take this shining example of what happens to "counterfeiters" of US currency to heart, and promply proceed to release another cool trillion in green 75% cotton/25% linen products, forcing US jails to promptly fill up with millions of subversive elements who no longer wish to interact with the former reserve currency.

From the FBI

Defendant Convicted of Minting His Own Currency

STATESVILLE,
NC—Bernard von NotHaus, 67, was convicted today by a federal jury of
making, possessing, and selling his own coins, announced Anne M.
Tompkins, U.S. Attorney for the Western District of North Carolina.
Following an eight-day trial and less than two hours of deliberation,
von NotHaus, the founder and monetary architect of a currency known as
the Liberty Dollar, was found guilty by a jury in Statesville, North
Carolina, of making coins resembling and similar to United States coins;
of issuing, passing, selling, and possessing Liberty Dollar coins; of
issuing and passing Liberty Dollar coins intended for use as current
money; and of conspiracy against the United States. The guilty verdict
concluded an investigation which began in 2005 and involved the minting
of Liberty Dollar coins with a current value of approximately $7
million. Joining the U.S. Attorney Anne M. Tompkins in making today’s
announcement are Edward J. Montooth, Acting Special Agent in Charge of
the FBI, Charlotte Division; Russell F. Nelson, Special Agent in Charge
of the United States Secret Service, Charlotte Division; and Sheriff Van
Duncan of the Buncombe County Sheriff’s Office.

According to the
evidence introduced during the trial, von NotHaus was the founder of an
organization called the National Organization for the Repeal of the
Federal Reserve and Internal Revenue Code, commonly known as NORFED and
also known as Liberty Services.
Von NotHaus was the president of NORFED
and the executive director of Liberty Dollar Services, Inc. until on or
about September 30, 2008.

Von NotHaus designed the Liberty Dollar
currency in 1998 and the Liberty coins were marked with the dollar sign
($); the words dollar, USA, Liberty, Trust in God (instead of In God We
Trust); and other features associated with legitimate U.S. coinage.
Since 1998, NORFED has been issuing, disseminating, and placing into
circulation the Liberty Dollar in all its forms throughout the United
States and Puerto Rico. NORFED’s purpose was to mix Liberty Dollars into
the current money of the United States. NORFED intended for the Liberty
Dollar to be used as current money in order to limit reliance on, and
to compete with, United States currency.

In coordination with the
Department of Justice, on September 14, 2006, the United States Mint
issued a press release and warning to American citizens that the Liberty
Dollar was “not legal tender.” The U.S. Mint press release and public
service announcement stated that the Department of Justice had
determined that the use of Liberty Dollars as circulating money was a
federal crime.

Article I, section 8, clause 5 of the United States
Constitution delegates to Congress the power to coin money and to
regulate the value thereof. This power was delegated to Congress in
order to establish and preserve a uniform standard of value and to
insure a singular monetary system for all purchases and debts in the
United States, public and private. Along with the power to coin money,
Congress has the concurrent power to restrain the circulation of money
which is not issued under its own authority in order to protect and
preserve the constitutional currency for the benefit of all citizens of
the nation. It is a violation of federal law for individuals, such as
von NotHaus, or organizations, such as NORFED, to create private coin or
currency systems to compete with the official coinage and currency of
the United States.

Von NotHaus, who remains free on bond, faces a
sentence of up to 15 years’ imprisonment on count two of the indictment
and a fine of not more than $250,000.
Von NotHaus faces a prison
sentence of five years and fines of $250,000 on both counts one and
three. In addition, the United States is seeking the forfeiture of
approximately 16,000 pounds of Liberty Dollar coins and precious metals,
currently valued at nearly $7 million. The forfeiture trial, which
began today before United States District Court Judge Richard Voorhees,
will resume on April 4, 2011 in the federal courthouse in Statesville.
Judge Voorhees has not yet set a date for the sentencing of von NotHaus.

“Attempts
to undermine the legitimate currency of this country are simply a
unique form of domestic terrorism,” U.S. Attorney Tompkins said in
announcing the verdict. “While these forms of anti-government activities
do not involve violence, they are every bit as insidious and represent a
clear and present danger to the economic stability of this country,”
she added. “We are determined to meet these threats through
infiltration, disruption, and dismantling of organizations which seek to
challenge the legitimacy of our democratic form of government.”

The
case was investigated by the FBI, Buncombe County Sheriff’s Department,
and the U.S. Secret Service, in cooperation with and invaluable
assistance of the United States Mint. The case was prosecuted by
Assistant United States Attorneys Jill Westmoreland Rose and Craig D.
Randall, and the forfeiture trial is being prosecuted by Assistant
United States Attorneys Tom Ascik and Ben Bain Creed.