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"This book adeptly shows just how easily the government can create financial crimes, and how brutal and life changing the resulting prosecutions are, which take an otherwise law-abiding citizen and portray them as 'Public Enemy #1.' Michael Quiel is to be commended for telling it how it is - the Justice System is 'RIGGED.'"
Colonel John Lee gave me the strength to fight for justice
and the inspiration to write my book, RIGGED
"YOU’VE GOT TO FIGHT THEM, MIKE. I BELIEVE IN YOU!"
FROM HIS DEATH BED HE TOOK MY HAND, LOOKED AT ME, AND SAID, AS CLEARLY AS HE’D EVER SPOKEN IN HIS LIFE! New Layer
John Lee never spoke to anyone again...
Investigators are rewarded for closing cases neatly and permanently.
“Give up the pipe dream that innocence matters and that justice is the engine that runs our justice system.”
Because the government breaks the laws with immunity, it gets to play the game with its own special rule-book. They get to lie and cheat and you don’t.
Identity theft is a massive problem for US citizens, but what happens when fraud moves offshore? According to Michael Quiel’s experience, you will be not helped. In fact, you run the risk of US-government prosecution. As Quiel describes in his book, Rigged,in 2006 he was seeking to attract European investors. Up to this point, Quiel […]
Most people forget about everyone else affected when a person is falsely charged with a crime. You have friends, co-workers, maybe even employees, and most certainly family, all brutally impacted by the viciousness of the government’s unrelenting pursuit of conviction. In my case, my entire family suffered. Not only did they know I hadn’t done […]
After the crash of Lehman Brothers in 2008, UBS, the biggest Swiss bank, found itself on the edge of collapse. The Swiss government bailed them out to a tune of $60 billion dollars. What came next was well outlined in an April 8, 2010 special report by Lisa Jucca with Reuters titled, “How the U.S. […]
To some Hillary Rodham Clinton is the perfect female role model. She is powerful. She is intelligent. To others, Clinton is the shining example of how government corruption fosters oligarchs who believe they can rule over the people and steal as much wealth as possible – damn anyone who gets in their way. A matter […]
According to the 2015 Guardian article, After Hillary Clinton helped settle tax case, UBS increased foundation support: Since the deal was struck, disclosures by the foundation and the bank show the donations by UBS to the Clinton Foundation growing “from less than $60,000 through 2008 to a cumulative total of about $600,000 by the end […]
Rusch / Reeves solicited me to invest into his Swiss Bank. I contributed shares of stock worth over two million. Documentation provided by Rusch said I owned 4% of his bank. This was described in emails and documentation, and he explained it was his responsibility to file all other reporting. To my knowledge, I owned 4% […]
After the financial crisis of 2008, real estate prices had fallen 60% in the Phoenix area. I saw this as a good opportunity to invest in real estate, so I contacted my trusted Attorney Rusch / Reeves to set up a Real Estate Venture Fund in hope of attracting Swiss financing. I would be operating […]
The indictment was sealed and filed with the U.S. District Court of Arizona on December 8, 2011 and a warrant was issued for my arrest on Sunday, January 29, 2012. That day five agents arrested me while I was golfing and took me to 4th Street County Jail, and because I was arrested on a […]
The indictment was incorrect. They indicted me on the wrong section of the tax return. The Judge allowed the Department of Justice to amend their indictment while we were in trial. BULLET POINTS • HOME
After the indictment, Rusch / Reeves abandoned his wife and daughter and fled to Panama. When he landed at Tocumen Airport in Panama, officials were waiting for him at the end of the jetway. He was arrested and extradited back to the United States. Upon arriving in Florida, they used “diesel therapy” on a bus […]
The Pacer System (Pacer is the court filing system used to file court filings and evidence) that the prosecutors posted evidence to, had my tax returns. It explicitly states that any personal information should be redacted from the system. My tax return was not redacted, and the evidence was published all over of the internet […]
I backed up my server at a special data company in 2010 when I found out I was under investigation. It cost $30,000 to backup and secure my data. I did not want to be charged with obstruction. I am an honest taxpayer and I knew to preserve data and documents. I complied with all […]
William Jefferson Clinton was elected president in 1992. President Clinton nominated Judge James Teilborg on July 21, 2000. In the last order from Judge Teilborg, after brought to his attention, he lied about my requests for my Internal Master File from the IRS. Judge Teilborg had the opportunity to compel the IRS to get my […]
IRS Agent Cheryl Bradley had worked with Rusch / Reeves on an audit completed in 2006. This was prior to my trial for my tax years 2000 – 2003. My request for my IMF file before, during and after trial continued for eight years. They purposely did not include these returns in evidence but only […]
The trial started on March 5, 2013 and lasted five weeks. Four weeks of testimony was from the government spouting securities fraud when that was never charged. The key witness for the prosecution was MY Attorney Rusch / Reeves, who had reached a settlement with the government that he would plead guilty and cooperate with […]
In the beginning of the trial, the prosecutors asked to use the word “fraud” separately because of the Tax Returns. The Judge granted the request. The prosecutors also asked the Judge if they could use “securities” because I donated stock to fund Rusch / Reeves bank. The Judge granted their request. Immediately upon approval of […]
Per Swiss Law, any foreign bank must retain a Form A on file signed by the beneficial owner. This is needed in order to open and maintain an account. UBS did NOT have a form A with my signature! I was unaware of the form A and never signed the form. UBS Bank never contacted […]
At the request of my defense council, Michael Minns, I wrote a check on August 7, 2012 prior to trial for $500,000 to the IRS, in the event I owed any money to the IRS for any reason On November 12, 2012, the IRS issued a refund check back for the same amount, $500,000. I […]
Prior to trial and before Rusch / Reeves fled to Panama, Rusch / Reeves sat down at a meeting with defense council Michael Minns. During the meeting Rusch / Reeves described in detail, that Quiel would have had no idea to file anything. Any shortcoming from this investigation would be derived from when he set […]
The lead juror was the only male on the jury. During the juror selection he stated he was a manager at a convenience store. When the backgrounds came back, the juror was a manager with Cricket. He as very modest about his employment along as well as his education. BULLET POINTS • HOME
My friends and business associates wrote over one hundred (100) letters to the Judge for sentencing saying that they were prosecuting the wrong guy. They all confirmed I was honest and had faith in my morals and ethics. I had not cheated them or anyone they knew, and all stood up for me. Six (6) […]
Two (2) different Forensic Accountants examined all the documents and made calculations of tax positions related to the years 2007 and 2008 for the purpose of determining the tax liabilities. Their calculations were conducted in accordance with tax preparation techniques. Based on the results of their calculations, they found sufficient evidence to support the conclusion […]
After five weeks of the trial, misuse of “securities fraud” terminology, Timothy Stockwell the DOJ Prosecutor, called me a “bank robber” claiming taxes were not paid. We all know taxes were paid because zero taxes were due at sentencing. After I reviewed the transcripts later, the “bank robber” was removed from what was actually said. […]
The jury deliberated on April 11, 2013. Of the five felony charges, I was found NOT guilty on Count 1 for Conspiracy to Defraud. I was NOT guilty for counts 8-9, Willful Failure to File FBAR Report of Foreign Bank and Financial Accounts for 2007 and 2008. For Counts 4-5, I was found guilty for […]
When they arrested me on January 29, 2012, while being processed, they took my fingerprints and my passport. Once the trial was concluded, they asked for my fingerprints again because they had lost them. Once I completed my sentence, I filed a request for my passport. After several months, the Department of State said they […]
Michael Stuck has been my tax preparer since the late 1990’s. Stuck assisted Rusch / Reeves and Cheryl Bradley in the prior audit. Stuck was the tax preparer on all the taxes for the thirteen (13) different corporations I was filing in 2010, including the Hedge Fund, I was managing. The government had Stuck testify […]
In 2011 when I was under investigation, my Father in Law USAF Ret. Colonel John Lee, was diagnosed with cancer. He passed away in March of 2011. The cancer was directly linked to agent Orange from flying planes delivering in the Vietnam War. This was confirmed by the Air Force after his death. In his […]