LD4 CASE NEWS:
2011 Vol. 13 No. 01 LD4-3 Trial
Starts on March 7, 2011!
My apologies for this delayed Newsletter. There
is a lot happening as the trial looms ever closer. In fact, trial is now
scheduled for March 7, 2011 and I have little time to write a Newsletter!
Thanks for all the response to the
last newsletter: "Ron Paul
and the Liberty Dollar!" I was amazed to receive 50 times the number of
replies. Unfortunately, I simply do not have time to reply. Here is all the
Table of Contents:
1. LD4-3 Trial Starts on March 7, 2011
2. BVNH Was Almost Thrown in Jail!
4. New Year / New Currency
5. Director of US Mint Resigns
6. Four Small Important Books
7. Missing Position Papers
8. US Mint Increases Prices
9. SMI vs. Virginia Currency Bill
Dear Liberty Dollar
1. LD4-3 Trial Starts on March 7, 2011
In the closing days of January 2011, a flurry of legal activities set the
stage for the Liberty Dollar Four trial minus three co-defendants, Kevin
Innes, Sarah Bledsoe and Rachelle Moseley. You hear it right. BVNH has been
severed and will definitely be tried separately in Statesville, North Carolina.
Judge Voorhees has also ordered a very tight schedule for both the
Prosecution and Defense to file their Pretrial Motions, Lists of Exhibits and
Witnesses. All this was beset with a firestorm of ex parte motions that were
limited to only the one side filing the motions. To
say that the charges and counter charges of open distrust within the Defense
Group has been exciting, would be an understatement. Now, it is time to
buckle-up for the main act!
So why LD4-3? Because Bernard von NotHaus (BVNH) the lead defendant will be
tried separately and the three co-defendants (Kevin, Sarah and Rachelle) are
to be tried two months later in May. Of course, so goes his trial / so goes
the three co-defendant's trial.
But it all makes perfect sense… that is… if you can make any
sense out of our federal judicial system. The
bottom line is that the BVNH defense team has worked very hard to develop
several Defense Strategies and is preparing for trial. This
is in stark comparison to the co-defendants counsels for Kevin, Sarah and
Rachelle who will be tried in May.
Meanwhile, the LD4 case has grown to be one of the largest trials in the
current federal judicial system! So if you really want to witness monetary
history unfold with dozens of noted monetary experts, come to Statesville, North
The Prosecution is projecting
their case will take about a week. So with jury selection scheduled to start
on Tuesday, March 8, prosecution
could conclude by Friday, March 14. Defense must start immediately after
prosecution concludes. So Defense could open on Monday, March 15 and the
trial could conclude around April 15 :).
Fortunately, BVNH is blessed with two well experienced and dedicated
attorneys, dozens of witnesses that include many VIPs, 8-10 attorneys, 6-8
CPAs, dozens of key people from the NORFED organization, plus the country's
top numismatic/counterfeit attorney David L. Ganz and hundreds of exhibits. Trial could take weeks with its 75 to 80 witnesses
and the massive amount of NORFED info that is relevant to win the case.
Actual time will depend on length of cross-examinations by the prosecution
and then re-direct by the Defense team. If you want to see a full-blown
federal trial, set in the hills of a small North Carolina
town of 23,000 people… this is the one to attend!
2. BVNH Was Almost Thrown in Jail!
As you may recall, BVNH was incarcerated in July 2010 for violating the terms
of his Appearance Bond. His attorney, Aaron Michel, appealed the Magistrate's
Order to Circuit Court Judge Voorhees who reversed the Order and released
BVNH after five days in jail.
On Wednesday, February 9, 2011, I was again ordered to appear before Judge
Voorhees for another Appearance Bond violation hearing involving a
"Liberty Dollar" site that was not even mine! Thanks to the outstanding work of my attorneys,
supporters who acknowledged that I was not responsible for the site and
removed the site, my Appearance Bond was reinstated!
This was an important win because if
I had lost, I would have been jailed and barred from working on my case, less
than 30 days before my trial was to begin on March 7th.
4. New Year / New
As you have may have seen, there is mounting evidence that a new currency is
in the works to replace the USD as the world reserve currency. And that the
new currency may well include gold in some way. All this is good, except it
is hard to believe that the very !@#$#@!s who created the terrible monetary
mess we have, are the right people to actually correct the mess. If you
believe these !@#$#@! can do what is right, then I have some ocean front
property in Kansas
for you. Best to sit on the sidelines and see how the new monetary order really
develops. I just hope I will get the opportunity to participate in the fun.
But that will only happen after I am acquitted.
5. Director of US
Edmund C. Moy, the Director of the US Mint and the person who issued the
warning that the USE of the Liberty Dollar was illegal has resigned to take a
position in the private sector.
Press Release from Washington,
DC: Director of the United
States Mint Edmund C. Moy announced today that he has submitted his
resignation to President Barack Obama. He also informed Secretary of the Treasury Timothy
Geithner and Treasurer of the
United States Rosie Rios of his resignation, effective January 9, 2011.
Moy was sworn in as 38th Director of the United States Mint in September 2006
after being appointed by President George W. Bush for a five-year term. Prior
to assuming his duties as Director of the Mint, Moy was a Special Assistant
to President Bush for Presidential Personnel.
In his remarks to all Mint employees about his departure, Moy praised their
performance during his tenure. "I'm proud of the progress we've made
over four and a half years. The
Mint is a better place and delivering more value to the American taxpayers. The foundation has been rebuilt and the work is
now in your capable hands," he said. "Please know that I will
always remember my being Director of the United States Mint as a special time
in my life."
6. Four Small
If you have never read Denationalisation of Money by Friedrich von Hayek, the
Noble laureate who called for non-government value based currency, and have
always wanted to read it, here are four very small (50-60 pages) books that
bristle with similar amazing info that contributed to the R&D of the
- The Path to Monetary Stability by Kevin Dowd
Currency - A way to Stop Inflation by Friedrich von
and Prosperity - The Birth of a
New Currency by Ron Paul
Inflation in France by Andrew Dickson White
All are available for a song on Amazon.com.
7. Missing Position
Part of developing a Defense Strategy has been to review a lot of the NORFED
and Liberty Dollar material. It is really amazing how much we did in 10
years. In comparison to all the BS, talk/talk and papers from orgs like Cato,
etc who accomplish nothing… the Liberty Dollar org really produced an
amazing amount of material. Plus, via discovery we have now learned that, if
all the Liberty Dollar were revalued to the current $50 base, over $100
DOLLARS have been issued! Simply amazing!!! And given the prices (!!!) on
eBay for Liberty Dollars, it would be much more than the amazing $100 MILLION
DOLLARS!!! WOW and congratulations to all of you who actually did this. Thank you for all your support and for actually
doing what every citizen of a Republic is suppose to do… and that is
lead so the gov can follow the will of the people! Well-done Liberty Dollar
So as part of the researching for the trial, I re-discovered these
"missing" two early docs that were listed in the December
Newsletter but not linked. Please check them out as they are only a page
Click HERE for NORFED's
position paper on a Free Market Currency.
Click HERE for NORFED's
position paper on a Free Money Movement.
8. US Mint
Just as the price of silver is up, so is the "premium" for minting
and distribution. I have mentioned this several times and it is now a fact. The premium on the one ounce 2011 Silver Eagle by
the US Mint is now over $4.00 plus the price of silver! If this keeps up, the
Mint will be well positioned to adopt the national version of the State Monetary Initiative (SMI) model
that NORFED introduced in 2006!
As noted in the numismatic press: "Pricing for many of the United States
Mint's 2011 numismatic products will be higher than for equivalent products
in 2010 and other recent years, information released Jan. 4 reveals."
Please read the January 24 issue of Coin World for all your
precious metals and numismatic news.
9. Virginia Currency Bill vs. SMI
And even the States want to get into the currency business. Hell there could
be open rebellion from the States that are currently facing bankruptcy!
In what may one
day be heralded as the formal proposal that proverbially started it all, the
Commonwealth of Virginia introduced House Resolution No. 557 to establish a
joint subcommittee to "to study whether the Commonwealth should adopt a
currency to serve as an alternative to the currency distributed by the
Federal Reserve System in the event of a major breakdown of the Federal
Reserve System." In other words, Virginia will study the fall back plan
of a "timely adoption of an alternative sound currency that the
Commonwealth's government and citizens may employ without delay in the event
of the destruction of the Federal Reserve System's currency" and avoid
or "at least mitigate many of the economic, social, and political shocks
to be expected to arise from hyperinflation, depression, or other economic
calamity related to the breakdown of the Federal Reserve System."
importantly that pertain to the currency in question, "Americans
may employ whatever currency they choose to stipulate as the medium for
payment of their private debts, including gold or silver, or both, to the exclusion
of a currency not redeemable in gold or silver that Congress may have
designated 'legal tender'." Whether this resolution
will ever get off the ground, and actually find that the world is at great
risk should gold not be instituted as a backstop currency, is irrelevant. The mere fact that it is out there should provide
sufficient impetus to other states to consider the ultimate Plan B.
We urge all
legislators to carefully read this resolution at:
LDN received this news report from Tyler Durden on 01/10/2011 19:29-0500
If you are interested in state currencies, please click HERE for Liberty
Dollar's SMI proposal for New
These are WILD times and they are
going to become wilder. The good
news is that the stage has been set, the lead defendant will have his say
about his currency and intent to save American from a hyperinflationary
scenario ala Germany, France, China and so many other
I hope America
still has the resolve it did after the Battle of Yorktown and we resolve the
fiat empire peacefully. You have taken the Liberty Dollar currency model for
a private voluntary barter currency (PVBC) further than any other monetary
effort and had a lot of fun doing it! Now it is up to the jury to decide.
Many thanks for your continued support. For it is only by banding together
and adopting a free and independent currency that provides us with "just
weights and measures" we will we be able to throw off the yoke of a
manipulated monetary/tax system and generate a peaceful and prosperous
Thank you again for all your efforts
to return America
to value - one dollar at a time!
Bernard von NotHaus