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Becoming a Judge by Convicting the Innocent?

Becoming a Judge by Convicting the Innocent?

Meet the former Assistant United States Attorney (AUSA) Monica Edelstein. Michael Quiel considered Edelstein the most dangerous type of AUSA. As the prosecutor of his criminal charges, Quiel maintains she created evidence, presented that false evidence to a jury, and mislead the jury all the way to his false conviction. Now that she has become Judge Monica Edelstein, he says he fears for people standing before her. Arizona Governor Doug Ducey must have thought Edelstein would be “tough on crime” when he gave her a judgeship in the Maricopa County Superior Court, in 2020. I mean, who wouldn’t. Here is an attorney whose record clearly shows she is a powerhouse. But just what do those conviction numbers represent? In at least Michael Quiel’s conviction, an innocent person who was railroaded with a manufactured, false narrative – that Quiel believes she helped craft – to deceive the jury into supplying a guilty verdict.

IRS Relies on Fraudulent Evidence to Collect Fines and Taxes

IRS Relies on Fraudulent Evidence to Collect Fines and Taxes

Quiel and Kerr’s false conviction in 2013 was for the crime of willfully filing false tax returns; Kerr was also found guilty of failure to file Foreign Bank Account Report (FBAR) forms. In utterly every case of tax fraud, the defendant owes a tax debt. However, at Quiel and Kerr’s sentencing hearing, US Federal Judge Teilborg ruled that the Government failed to prove any tax due, stating, “…the Government has failed to carry its burden of proof by a preponderance of the evidence, much less by clear and convincing evidence, that the tax loss exceeds zero.”

Update 1 – Motion to Vacate or Set Aside Conviction was filed and denied

In May 2016, the Motion 2255 to Vacate or Set Aside Conviction was filed and denied in October 2017.  In November 2017, a Motion for Reconsideration was filed and was amended in December 2017 to show perjured testimony by Rusch, and the U.S. Attorney’s may have not followed proper procedure to represent the U.S.

Teilborg ruled that the U.S. Attorneys were inferior officers and they had the authority to represent the U.S. in the District of Arizona. If in fact the Attorneys are inferior officers, they are not allowed to represent the U.S. in a court of law. They must be officers of the U.S. which requires senate confirmation. This is ignorance of the constitution. See update two (2).

The Motion for Reconsideration was denied in September 2018. Judge Teilborg would not compel the government to produce my IRS Individual Master File because this information could have been learned prior to the appeal.  It was hidden in the IMF file that was requested at trial.  This is comical! The two experts, Rusch, who prepared the returns and IRS agent Bradley, who completed the audit, gave perjured testimony about the forms. See update three (3).

International Identity Fraud: The US Government Offers No Help

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 and his business partner had overseen approximately $200 million of successful financing deals in the United States.

Christopher Rusch, Quiel’s tax attorney, was establishing a Swiss bank during this time. He proposed that Quiel and his partner invest in Rusch’s startup to give them access to otherwise unavailable European investors. The potential for such lucrative markets motivated Quiel to purchase a minority interest in the venture. From the start, Quiel had no intent for a management or control position with Rusch’s bank, and this was the main reason he kept his investment small.

Swiss banking laws at the time allowed a person to open up an account with merely a photocopy of anyone’s passport, even if the passport holder wasn’t present. Without telling his client, Rusch used his Swiss banking connections and a copy of Quiel’s passport to open a holding account under his client’s name with UBS and Banque Pictet & Cie.

The identity fraud on an international level proved catastrophic for Quiel. Rather than the US government help its swindled taxpayer, the Department of Justice (DOJ) and the IRS indicted him. They accused Quiel of seeking to hide income. During the criminal trial, Swiss representatives of UBS and Banque Pictet & Cie testified that, according to how Swiss bank accounts were set up and protected, Quiel had no access to the accounts Rusch had opened using his client’s passport.

“I had no idea what my tax attorney had done. Who would have thought he could take a photocopy of my passport and open up a bank account under my name?” Quiel says. “And because of Swiss banking laws at the time, I had no way to access information about these accounts. Yet that didn’t stop the US government from suing me for avoiding paying taxes through fraudulently opened Swiss bank accounts.”  

From LifeLock to credit-monitoring services, protecting American identities is a multi-billion dollar industry. But when criminals open up accounts in foreign countries, the US government’s message is clear: You aren’t protected. In fact, the justice system is rigged against you.

Chris Rusch aka Christian Reeves Continues Crimes

IRS and US~Attorney Turn Blind Eye to Christian Reeves’ Wrongdoing

San Diego, CA – The US~Observer began investigating the false prosecution of successful Arizona business investor Michael Quiel in November of 2018. Our in-depth investigation led to the publishing of “Attorney Christopher Rusch, aka Christian Reeves, Turned IRS Informant.”

Rusch had been Quiel’s tax attorney. Eventually Rusch ran a scam on Quiel and in doing so implicated Quiel in tax violations which became criminal charges. Rusch then flagrantly lied on the witness stand when he testified against his client – Quiel. It was after Quiel’s trial that Rusch changed his name to Christian Reeves in order to continue his scams on others, unobstructed by his past, and perhaps promoted by his government handlers.

Christopher Rusch aka Christian Reeves

Resulting from our publication, which was disseminated world-wide, we received numerous calls to-date regarding Christopher Rusch aka Christian Reeves (Rusch/Reeves) and his continued criminal activities. One recent case involved a California businessman who had contracted with Reeves through Reeves’ company, Premier Offshore Inc., to provide him with an offshore trust for asset protection. We have decided to withhold the name of this victim of Reeves. We will refer to him in this article as “John”.

Rusch/Reeves Latest Victim

On December 23, 2019, John contacted Christian Reeves to set up his offshore trust for asset protection with Reeves’ Premier Offshore Inc. John had been intending to purchase property in Mexico and wanted to minimize his liabilities by setting it up in an offshore trust. When John first spoke with Reeves, he was not aware at the time that Reeves was a felon and had been disbarred as an attorney under his given name Christopher Rusch.

Initially, Reeves told John that the cost for setting up a trust with an offshore bank account would be $12,400.00. Half of the fee would be due up-front and the remainder due when the Trust and Bank account were set up and complete. Reeves told John the process would only take three weeks to complete. John complied and wired him $6,200.00 to start the process on December 26th, 2019.

After filling out numerous applications and forms, and sending bank documents and copies of his passport and his beneficiaries’ passport, more than three months had passed. John kept contacting Reeves, attempting to push the process along. Reeves in turn just kept stringing him along.

Then on February 28th, 2020, Reeves informed John that the trust was accepted. The next day Reeves sent John the Trust Deed to fill out and send back to his office – which had moved to Tijuana, Mexico from Carlsbad, CA. This put up a red flag in the back of John’s mind, especially when Reeves asked John to send him the remaining $6,200.00, which wasn’t due until completion of the trust, and the trust was not complete. The deed had not been sent to the fiduciary in the Cook Islands – ORA Fiduciary – that Reeves was supposedly using to provide the diligence, approve and register the trust.

At that point in time, John had nothing but Reeves’ verbal guarantee that his application was accepted. So, John decided to hold off from sending him any additional funds.

Two weeks passed after sending Reeves the Signed Trust Deed and filled-out application documents for Capital Security Bank, also located in the Cook Islands, and there was no communication from Reeves. Nor was there a response as to whether the bank had approved John’s application or not. After another week passed with no response, John took it upon himself to contact Capital Security Bank. They informed John that most of the documents Reeves had sent to them were incorrectly filled-out and would need to be corrected. They also wanted to see the proof of a registered Cook Island trust. So, John contacted ORA Fiduciary and communicated with a representative, Ms. Teria Boaza. Ms. Boaza informed John that they never received the deed from Reeves, and they never received payment for the invoice for services rendered by them in regard to the diligence and processing they did on John’s trust. John asked Ms. Boaza if her firm had ever worked with Mr. Reeves before and she confirmed this was the first time that they had.

At this juncture, John became genuinely concerned. He began to look through some of the documents that Reeves had sent to him early on. John noticed that the initial draft of the Trust Deed did not have ORA Fiduciary listed, but a comparable firm located in New Zealand, SouthPac Group. John called them and asked if they had any information on Premier Offshore or its sole operator, Christian Reeves. SouthPac Group representatives informed John that Christian Reeves was really Christopher Rusch, and that he had been blacklisted by their firm for fraud on other trust applicants.

After doing further research on the internet regarding Rusch/Reeves, John found fraudulent activities in the past perpetrated by Rusch/Reeves on other unsuspecting people.

John then reached out to Reeves and asked for his money back – no response. Then, he informed Reeves that he was going to report him to the FBI. Finally, he replied – faster than he ever had before – throwing out several excuses as to why he hadn’t responded immediately. Reeves informed John the Trust was complete and John needed to compensate him with the rest of the money before he would send ORA Fiduciary the signed copy of the deed. When John asked why Reeves hadn’t paid them their fees, he said he does that after getting the remaining fees due and reminded John that he hadn’t paid that yet. When John asked him about the bank account not being approved, Reeves said that was in process and would be finished once he received the remainder of his fees from John. It was amazing to John how everything was contingent upon his paying Reeves more money. However, this is not what Reeves and John had initially agreed upon. For extra measure, Reeves also threw-in the lame excuse that the COVID – 19 lock-down had kept him from contacting John – simply another lie from a very crooked Rusch/Reeves.

John, finally having had enough, reported Reeves to the FBI on April 7, 2020. He hasn’t had any response from them to date.

Rusch/Reeves owes John $6,200.00 and the US~Observer will pursue Reeves until John is paid back in-full, plus any additional funds for all of the measures that John has been forced to take due to Reeves’ obvious Fraud. We will also pursue this criminal until the false criminal conviction of Michael Quiel is vacated and totally expunged.

Christopher Rusch aka Christian Reeves was in the custody of the federal government prior to Michael Quiel’s trial. The deal he cut to receive favored treatment included future get-out-of-jail-free cards. It was this simple; become a snitch for us, commit perjury in order to allow us to get a conviction against Quiel and we will give you your passport back as soon as you are released from your very short prison term and you can immediately travel out of country and scam innocent people at will.

Had the Department of Justice (DOJ) and the Internal Revenue Service (IRS) actually been seeking justice during that case, they would have treated the evidence for what it was; Rusch, a con man posing as an attorney, financially raping his client and setting him up for the fall. Instead, the DOJ and IRS conspired to commit fraud upon the court and much more. Had they pursued justice they would have kept an untold amount of people from getting scammed, including John, and even more importantly the court.

At this juncture it would be extremely wise for US Attorney Michael Bailey to instruct the IRS agent and the Assistant US Attorney involved in the Quiel case to sit down, discuss the Quiel case and then make the decision to vacate his criminal conviction in the interest of justice. Bailey should also instruct the FBI to conduct a thorough investigation into the recent case involving Reeves’ crimes against John – they can contact the US~Observer to obtain John’s real name and his contact information. Anything short of these actions and the US~Observer will turn all of the individuals involved into household names, not only in Phoenix, Arizona but throughout the country.

Have you or anyone you know been scammed by Christopher Rusch or Christian Reeves? We want to know. Call Edward Snook at 541-474-7885 or email him at editor@usobserver.com.

This article was written by Edward Snook, Editor-in-Chief of the US~Observer.

https://usobserver.com/chris-rusch-aka-christian-reeves-continues-crimes/

Collateral Damage

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 anything wrong to justify being charged, they were terrified I would be convicted. All through the trial, my family was beside me, having to endure the lies told by government prosecutors and my own former tax attorney.

Victoria Quiel, my high school sweetheart, wife of 36 years and mother of my beautiful daughters was especially impacted. Her father was a decorated U.S. Air Force Officer and was raised to think highly of the government. She believed in a system where you are supposed to be considered innocent until proven guilty, and where justice is honored above all else. She wasn’t ready for the reality of the injustices that occured to me – to her! And, she wasn’t prepared for my conviction. It broke her.

I really thought I had lost her. She became incoherent and inconsolable. In a short period of time I ended up having to take Victoria to the ER three times.

With me being taken from them and put into prison for something I didn’t do, my family’s faith in the United States justice system disappeared.

They are afraid. They are injured. They are Collateral Damage.

That is the worst part about my false conviction.

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IRS Investigation of UBS……. UBS sells its clients out!

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. cracked open secret vaults at UBS.

The report, in part, read:

Investors the world over breathed a sigh of relief on October 16 when the Swiss government rescued UBS. But unbeknownst to them at the time, the bank faced a potentially devastating crisis on a very different front.

One day after the bailout, top executives from UBS and Swiss regulators were summoned to a closed-door meeting in New York by U.S. officials who were conducting a wide-ranging tax fraud investigation that centered on the bank.

The UBS delegation, led by newly-appointed Group General Counsel Markus Diethelm, arrived armed with the results of an internal report highlighting instances of tax fraud within the bank, insiders told Reuters. The plan was simple: admit guilt, settle the case quickly and move on.

But Kevin Downing, the U.S. Department of Justice Tax Division Attorney who had been investigating UBS since the middle of 2008, chose that meeting to drop a bombshell: he wanted the bank to disclose names of U.S. tax evaders as a condition for a settlement.

That put UBS in the nightmarish position of either breaching nearly a century of Swiss bank secrecy or risking indictment in the United States.

“UBS was already in a position of weakness from the credit crisis,” said one person who attended the meeting and spoke to Reuters on condition of anonymity. “It became crystal clear at that meeting that without addressing the issue of client names, no settlement could be found.”

Interviews with insiders and a review of documents reveal previously undisclosed details about how the sprawling tax case was resolved — at several points in the process, for example, Secretary of State Hillary Clinton was involved.

The article goes on to talk about the UBS case but what it doesn’t mention is the deal that Hillary Clinton brokered kept the lion’s share of the mega-tax-dodgers out of the limelight.

Read more on Hillary Rodham Clinton.

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Hillary Rodham Clinton

Hillary Clinton
Hillary Rodham Clinton

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.

Hillary Clinton sworn in as Secretary of State

 

 





A matter of days after Clinton was sworn in as Presidents Obama’s Secretary of State on January 21, 2009, she raced to Geneva, Switzerland on an urgent matter. The battered Swiss UBS bank – who had just received a bailout to remain solvent – was also being targetted by the United States Internal Revenue Service (IRS). In what should have been an open and shut case against a financial institution that ignored U.S. law, UBS executives and Swiss diplomats unconventionally reached out through diplomatic channels to make their problems disappear. Clinton arrived to broker a deal.

In February of 2009, UBS reached an agreement to pay the IRS $780 million in criminal fines for offering tax haven accounts for U.S. clients. Of the more than 50,000 U.S. account holder names the IRS initially sought, UBS agreed to provide just 4,450 names, breaking Swiss law. Not only that but part of the agreement was that 240 of these names would be released directly to the Department of Justice (DOJ) for prosecution.

Unbeknownst to me, my name was on the list. My case was never reviewed by the IRS or the FBI, or anyone else to determine criminal intent – which there was none. There was no criminal review and no criminal referral! My case went straight to the DOJ and the assumption was guilt.

Just like that, UBS Executives had negotiated deferred prosecution for themselves, which means no UBS executive would be processed criminally.

So much for punishing the truly guilty.

But why would Hillary Clinton broker such a deal? She and her family profited directly from it, as was well outlined in a 2015 Wall Street Journal Article titled, UBS Deal Shows Clinton’s Complicated Ties.

Read more about the profit she received in UBS Donations

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UBS Donations

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 of 2014”, according to the Wall Street Journal.

The bank also teamed up with the foundation on the Clinton Economic Opportunity Initiative, creating a pilot entrepreneur program through which UBS offered $32m in loans to businesses, the newspaper reported. Other UBS donations to the Clinton Foundation include a $350,000 donation from June 2011 and a $100,000 donation for a charity golf tournament.

Additionally, UBS paid more than $1.5m in speaking fees to Bill Clinton between 2001 and 2014, the newspaper reported.

A UBS spokeswoman told the Journal that any insinuation of a connection between the legal case and the Clinton Foundation “is ludicrous and without merit”.

Yeah, right. The Clinton’s directly profited from Hillary’s involvement. Plain and simple.

I was put up as a patsy even though I had done nothing wrong. I wonder how many of Hillary’s friends were on that initial list of 50k names the IRS wanted… We’ll likely never know.

You might be wondering how I got in the position of being on any list to begin with… For that, you need to read about the Swiss Bank Investment.

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Swiss Bank Investment

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% of the bank, which is not required to file ownership. FBAR reporting triggers at 50% ownership. When Rusch / Reeves testified, he stated that I owned 100% of the bank. Imagine if you own 4% of a mutual fund, money was stolen, and you were accused of owning 100% and then had to go through this entire ordeal after losing your entire investment. That is exactly what happened here.

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Hedge Fund

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 companies in the United States.  I bought nearly 100 properties and solicited my friends and associates to invest into the Hedge Fund. The Hedge Fund was up 35% in the first year of operation. I filed and paid U.S. and State tax returns on this CAYMAN ISLAND investment fund structure recommended by Rusch / Reeves. The difference between the Hedge Fund was, I was in control of this venture unlike the Rusch / Reeves Swiss Bank.

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The Indictment, Arrest, and Publicity

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 Sunday, I was held overnight with the typical Sunday night crowd of drunks and drug addicts until the U.S. Marshall office opened Monday morning at 10AM. The judge determined no bail was needed and I was processed, released and put on pretrial probation.

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Wrong Indictment / Paperwork

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.

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Attorney Christopher Rusch / Reeves Arrest

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 until he got to Florence, Arizona. He was held for more than six weeks without being arraigned and without being formally charged of a crime.  He was incarcerated with general population of murderers, thugs, rapists and gangs, etc. until he would “cooperate”. After 5 months, he decided to sing their song and testify against his clients. He was then released on bail.

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Disclosure of Social Security Numbers

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 with my children’s social security numbers.  One of my children had her identity stolen because of the “mistake”.

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Files

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 subpoenas for all records. Hillary Clinton is an attorney and has been involved in so many investigations as a Senator and Secretary of State and she had the knowledge to preserve her records.  She deleted her files!  If her last name was Quiel, Smith or your name she would be in prison for 20 years and would never be heard from again.

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Judge James Teilborg

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 IMF, but instead, Judge Teilborg stated if I would have requested the files prior to appeal, and received them, I would have evidence they did exist. Thus, the Court would not reconsider the claim because it “involves information that could have learned…… prior to trial”. This is a blatant lie because not only did we request the IMF file before the trial, we requested the file during the trial, and after the trial.  The trial transcript validates my claim.  I obtained my IMF file in February 2020, nearly 7 years after my trial.

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IRS Cheryl Bradley / Christopher Rusch / Reeves Consipracy

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 testified about them.  The reason I wanted my IMF file was because the forms that Rusch / Reeves filed on my behalf, proved Cheryl Bradley and Rusch / Reeves lied. Rusch / Reeves testified he checked the box and filed an FBARs for the same years (2000 – 2003). Cheryl Bradley verified his testimony and stated she received them. The only problem was the years they testified about, the box was not checked and no FBARs exist. They FABRICATED evidence so they could tell the jury that I was fully aware of what forms to file while they conspired the lie of importance of tax forms, they accuse me of filing incorrectly.  THIS IS THE EXACT SECTION OF THE RETURN I WENT TO PRISON FOR.  THE EXPERTS LIED!

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The Trial

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 the investigation in exchange for a lesser sentence and immunity on other charges.  The whole trial took an emotional toll on my wife, especially since her father just passed, dying for our country

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Securities Fraud

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 both words separated, Judge Teilborg allowed “security fraud” to be referenced throughout the entire trial in front of the jury.  For four weeks the jury heard “securities fraud” when securities fraud was never charged.

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Switzerland Form A

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 me!  They only corresponded to Rusch Reeves.  Rusch / Reeves stole my identity and put my name on his corporate bank accounts, unbeknownst to me.

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IRS Tax Refund $500K

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 did not cash the check prior to trial and the UNCASHED REFUND check was in evidence for the jurors to see.

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The Recording

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 up the Swiss Banks paperwork and not following through.  Rusch / Reeves stated Quiel did nothing wrong. That tape was played at the jury to discredit Rusch / Reeves.

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Lead Juror

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.

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Sentencing Letters

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) of the letters where from Attorney’s I had hired in the past. Even during trial, the jury was told I hired over fifty (50) professionals to make sure I was compliant with every transaction.  The government theory was I only hired one to break the law.

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ZERO Taxes Due

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 that I owe ZERO net tax.  If the unidentified deposits resulting expenditures and losses were included substantial refunds would be granted.

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Closing arguments

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.

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Deliberation of Charges

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 Making and Subscribing a False Tax Return for 2007 and 2008 (not checking the box).  Rusch / Reeves was my tax attorney and pled guilty to conspiracy.  He is the sole conspirator.  It is unbelievable the jury can find me guilty of tax forms when I had an expert attorney / tax professional / only conspirator, advise on filing my tax returns.

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Passport

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 could not find it. I filed a motion to compel the Department of Justice to return my passport. I requested a chain of custody of my passport that it went back to the Department of State.  After that motion, the Department of Justice admitted they lost it, and I had to file for a lost passport.

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Michael Stuck CPA

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 at trial and his testimony stated I was always in compliance. His insurance company instructed him not to continue to handle my taxes because of the criminal investigation.  Once the investigation was over, Michael Stuck began handling my taxes again and prepares them to this day. If he thought I was trying to cheat, he would NOT have taken over my tax returns again.

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Retired Air Force Colonel John Lee

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 last days, I went to see Colonel John Lee and he had been incoherent for days. I walked into the room and he woke up and recognized me immediately.  He looked me right in eye and said “I believe in you. Fight the government for yourself and your family”.  To this day, that keeps me motivated to follow through for this injustice.

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FOX NEWS STORY

IRS Arrests Quiel on the golf course.

 

IRS Gives Refund Check to Man for Paying Too Much, While Claiming to the Court He Avoided Paying Taxes

This is the second in a series of articles focusing on the false conviction of Michael Quiel.

By Ron Lee

US~Observer

In 2012, Michael Quiel was already fighting for his freedom and his very life against the Internal Revenue Service (IRS) and Department of Justice’s (DOJ) false allegations that he had tried to hide assets offshore to avoid taxes. The sum of those alleged assets should have generated large tax liabilities – meaning he’d owe a lot in taxes. As such he was advised by his attorney Michael Minns to pay the IRS $500,000.00, just in case they found he owed taxes. He immediately paid the IRS. What happened next shows the truth of the matter.

As mentioned in our previous article, throughout Michael Quiel’s 2013 trial the federal prosecutor and witnesses ran rampant, waging an all-out war on Quiel by committing fraud on the court. In fact, as we will uncover in this series of short articles relating to Michael Quiel’s false prosecution and subsequent conviction, the entire government’s case was built around a fraudulent hypothesis. This supposition only worked if they could have the truly guilty party, Michael Quiel’s former tax attorney Christopher Rusch, portray that Quiel as the orchestrator in a conspiracy to defraud the United States government of tax revenue. The only problem was that all the facts showed something far different.

Seven months after sending the IRS the $500,000 payment, Michael Quiel received a check back from the IRS and a special notice. It wasn’t until the closing arguments of Quiel’s 2013 trial that those two items were brought to the jury’s attention by Quiel’s attorney Michael Minns.

Minns revealed that Quiel had received a complete refund of what he had paid – all $500,000.00 of it. Not only that, he read a letter from the IRS stating that in addition to the refund check, due to business losses, Quiel had a $1.4 million credit with the government which could apply to past or future tax years.

From Michael Quiel’s book, Rigged, “So the supposed ‘victim’ in this case—the U.S. Treasury—in fact owed me over a million dollars. Minns went on to explain that a person can be held criminally liable in a tax case only if it can be clearly shown that he or she willfully intended to do wrong.” Owing nothing clearly shows Michael Quiel had no reason to do anything wrong.

It leaves one wondering how he could have been prosecuted in the first place, let alone convicted of anything.

In our next look at Quiel’s wrongful conviction we’ll show the political reasons for his prosecution, and the need for a guilty verdict. Let’s just say, not all Clinton bodies wind up cold, some just get burned at the altar of “justice.”

Quiel’s book, Rigged – due out soon – does an excellent job of outlining the entire case, that is still going on to this day. All profits from the sale of his book will be donated to benefit innocent victims of false charges and prosecution. Michael Quiel is adamant that he help as many people as he can from ever having to go through the same type of abuse he endured at the hands of prosecutors who turn a blind eye to truth and justice.

 

Clinton “Killing Machine” Destroyed Phoenix Man

This is the third in a series of articles focusing on the false conviction of Michael Quiel.

By Ron Lee

US~Observer



The Internet is rife with stories of the Clinton Body Count (CBC). It’s a list of Clinton associates that met untimely deaths, as well as notable figures whose deaths provided some sort of benefit to the Clintons. Most recently, Jeffrey Epstein’s death has been attributed the the CBC. While officially ruled a suicide, other medical examiners suggest the physical evidence proves Epstein was murdered. With potential revelations of Bill Clinton’s relationship with Epstein about to emerge, Clinton seemingly did benefit greatly from Epstein’s death. What isn’t talked about are the potentially untold numbers of individuals whose lives weren’t cut short but have been destroyed, nonetheless, at the direction of the Clintons. In the case of Michael Quiel, who got swept up in Secretary of State Hillary Clinton’s bid to help Swiss bank UBS with a problem they were having with the IRS, Quiel was offered-up among 4,449 other U.S. Citizens as someone who “could have been avoiding taxes.”

The truth of the matter was, Quiel wasn’t avoiding taxes – he actually had a $1.4-million credit with the IRS. However, that didn’t stop an overzealous Department of Justice (DOJ) who took the IRS’s imaginary case against Quiel through to conviction. You see, the conviction was bought and paid for by UBS to the Clintons to keep the bank’s big account holders secret and to keep the bank from losing out on Billions in investment.

A July 30, 2015 report by Wall Street Journal (WSJ):

“A few weeks after Hillary Clinton was sworn in as secretary of state in early 2009, she was summoned to Geneva by her Swiss counterpart to discuss an urgent matter. The Internal Revenue Service was suing UBS AG to get the identities of Americans with secret accounts.


“If the case proceeded, Switzerland’s largest bank would face an impossible choice: Violate Swiss secrecy laws by handing over the names, or refuse and face criminal charges in U.S. federal court. Within months, Mrs. Clinton announced a tentative legal settlement—an unusual intervention by the top U.S. diplomat. UBS ultimately turned over information on 4,450 accounts, a fraction of the 52,000 sought by the IRS.”

According to Michael Quiel in his new book Rigged, “When that small list of names—which included mine—was turned over to the United States, the pressure was on to make those convictions stick. The government needed to get a lot of bang for its buck, so those names went straight to the DOJ, which operates under a presumption of criminality. I believe there was a mandate to get a conviction in my case, not to learn the truth.”

As reported by the IRS, only 57 people were ever indicted and 49 were convicted out of the thousands of accounts that were disclosed.

So, what did the Clintons receive for the offering of these parties to the altar of perceived justice?

Again, from the WSJ article:

“Total donations by UBS to the Clinton Foundation grew from less than $60,000 through 2008 to a cumulative total of about $600,000 by the end of 2014, according to the foundation and the bank. The bank also joined the Clinton Foundation to launch entrepreneurship and inner-city loan programs, through which it lent $32 million. And it paid former president Bill Clinton $1.5 million to participate in a series of question-and-answer sessions with UBS Wealth Management Chief Executive Bob McCann, making UBS his biggest single corporate source of speech income disclosed since he left the White House.”

That intense pressure to make the charges stick, which Quiel discusses in his book, must have come straight from Hillary Clinton’s state department – to show the public they were making an effort to thwart these “abusive tax-avoidance schemes” and to live up to her obligations to handle the situation.

As we outlined in the first of our series of articles focusing on the false conviction of Michael Quiel, Fraud on the Court Through Prosecutorial Misconduct, something had to make prosecutors commit fraud on the court to get their conviction, as the facts alone in Michael Quiel’s case sure wouldn’t have swayed a jury to find him guilty.

In Rigged, Quiel points out the fact that he was found innocent of several of the charges and only found guilty on the two charges where the, once alleged and recently proven, fraud on the court had been most focused. It is a significant reminder that justice isn’t a product of the judicial system.

The pain and suffering Michael Quiel and his family have endured as a result of this false conviction, shows that while he didn’t lose his life, the Clinton Body Count should include the innocent who were decimated by this wrongful conviction – all so that the Clintons could prosper. Perhaps then, the Clintons would be exposed for the pay-for-performance political crooks they have always been.

 

Attorney Turned IRS Informant

https://usobserver.com/christopher-rusch-christian-reeves-informant/

Have you or someone you know done business with Christian Reeves
(also known as Chris Reeves; aka Christopher Rusch; aka Chris Rusch)?
Have you been indicted after dealing with him? Have you been cheated
out of your finances as a result of investing with him, or at his direction?


Call the US~Observer at 541-474-7885 if you have any information about
Mr. Christopher Rusch / Christian Reeves.


Attorney Rusch turns on clients, Gov’t fails to prove tax due

Have you or someone you know done business with Christian Reeves, also known as Christopher Rusch? If so, you should probably read this article. Michael Quiel wishes he’d been warned.

https://usobserver.com/rusch-government-fails-prove-tax-due/

CLINTON TIES TO UBS

Update 2 – Judge Tielborg ignored two recent Supreme Court of the United States (SCOTUS) opinions

SUPREME COURT OF THE UNITED STATES (SCOTUS)

DOJ and IRS publish Quiel family members social security numbers on the internet and cause identity theft.

With the digital age, identity theft has become one of the biggest threats to our financial and personal lives. Laws, at both the federal and state level, are continually being passed to protect our personal information and punish those who release it without our consent. Yet at least one government agency fails to take such protections seriously.

At the federal level, according to its Rules of Civil Procedure, filings made with courts of law must be redacted including omitting Social Security numbers (SSNs), taxpayer IDs, and birthdates. But when a government agency fails to follow this statute, it suffers no consequences. Meanwhile, private citizens and businesses do not benefit from such immunity and are subject to prosecution and fines.  

In the case of Michael Quiel, target of an IRS indictment and later found innocent on most charges as chronicled in his new book, Rigged, he fell victim to this blatant double standard. During Christmas time in 2012, Quiel received a call from a family member saying he had found the Quiel family’s SSNs posted on online. They evidently had been retrieved from the evidence file located on the US District Court’s filing system, PACER—Public Access to Court Electronic Records.

Quiel immediately looked up his case on various internet sites. To his surprise, he found his tax returns posted online, along with the SSNs of each member of his family, including him, his wife, and their three young daughters. The six years of tax returns were part of the five hundred thousand pages of documents submitted by the IRS in its indictment against him.

According to the law, Quiel’s tax returns were allowed to be on the PACER site because of the IRS lawsuit. But by failing to redact all SSNs, the IRS violated federal statutes intended to protect the identity of its taxpayers. Concerned about the consequences of the IRS’s blunder, Quiel phoned his attorney, Michael Minns, who assured his client he would contact the prosecutor handling the case Monica Edlestein. He also said he would address the IRS’s negligence in court. Quiel’s trial with the IRS was set for March 5, 2013.

In the meantime, Quiel took the protective measure of enrolling his entire family on LifeLock, which is an online service that protects customers against identity theft. Through Lifelock, Quiel was notified that his thirteen-year-old daughter had fallen victim to identity fraud—someone had applied for credit using her name shortly after her Social Security number had been posted.

Quiel then used Google to identify sites that had posted his tax returns. Third parties that follow court cases often republish PACER data on their sites. He let each one know that his tax returns contained confidential information that violated federal rules. To Quiel’s relief, every single site he contacted immediately took his tax returns down demonstrating how seriously they took legal compliance.

In contrast, the IRS took a cavalier attitude to protecting citizens’ SSNs. During Quiel’s trial, Minns informed the judge of the IRS’s malfeasance. Monica Edelstein told the court that the Social Security numbers had now been redacted. But, in reality, that had happened only after the IRS first published the unredacted tax returns and left those online for months. Unfortunately, by the time the agency fixed its mistake, his family members’ identities had already been compromised.

“The double standard is clear as day. There simply isn’t any accountability when the government does something wrong,” says Michael Quiel. “If I, as a private individual or business owner, released the Social Security numbers of IRS employees and their family members, I’d likely be on the hook for big fines, lawsuits, and most probably prison.” In the end, the IRS got away with at best its incompetence and at worst negligent intent without any consequence from the legal system. Meanwhile, the SSNs of all five members of Quiel’s family will be forever at risk.

Fraud on the Court Through Prosecutorial Misconduct

This is the first in a series of articles focusing on the false conviction of Michael Quiel.

By Ron Lee

US~Observer

Michael Quiel was convicted of tax crimes on April 11, 2013. He even served a federal prison sentence. The thing is – and it’s a big thing – he was innocent and he didn’t get a fair trial. When he sat in front of Judge James Teilborg at the Sandra Day O’Connor Federal Courthouse in Phoenix, Arizona, the facts were concealed, even created. This amounted to fraud on the court, and it was perpetrated by IRS agent Cheryl Bradley, Quiel’s former attorney Christopher Rusch and federal prosecutor Monica Edelstein. This fraud was designed to do one thing, convict Michael Quiel for crimes he did not commit.

The made-up narrative the trio concocted was of a man – Quiel – who had knowledge of filing certain IRS documents. Both Rusch and Bradley testified that Quiel had filed those documents previously but then didn’t file them on certain years in what they would describe as “an attempt to hide his tax crimes.”

Now, years later, Michael Quiel was able to attain his IRS master file through Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) requests. The file shows exactly what he had maintained all along; he hadn’t filed those documents on the years Rusch and Bradley testified he had.

In fact, Rusch had been Quiel’s tax attorney and was responsible for Quiel’s taxes being filed. If Rusch knew Quiel hadn’t filed those documents, why did he testify he had? The same can be asked of Cheryl Bradley. If the IRS file says Quiel didn’t file them, why would this IRS agent lie and say Quiel had? Let’s not forget that it was Prosecutor Edelstein who directed and elicited the testimony of both these “witnesses”.

Since the IRS was able to withhold the master file for so long – thanks in large part to Judge Teilborg who didn’t allow for it to be produced at trial thereby playing a large role in the fraud in his courtroom – there was no other evidence to prove Quiel’s innocence of these charges. That alone is the answer to the questions above. They were able to lie in court, have it go unchallenged and ultimately believed by the jury, because they were able to keep Quiel from getting the proof he needed to refute their claims.

Because of their fraud, Michael Quiel’s family was almost destroyed. He and his wife suffer PTSD. They all lost faith in the United States justice system. For Quiel himself, he lost his freedom for ten months, his business he had spent years building, much of his wealth he had worked hard to attain, and most detrimental, he lost his reputation – something he continues to fight to win back. All for what? So some prosecutor could build their own reputation by taking him down for something he didn’t do?

The story is a deep one, and an interesting read as outlined in Michael Quiel’s book, Rigged, due out in the first quarter of 2020. All profits from the sale of his book will be donated to benefit innocent victims of false charges and prosecution. Prosecutorial misconduct is real on all levels of government. Don’t believe the system if they tell you otherwise. With an overwhelming tone, that if it can happen to him, it can happen to you, the book shows just how far government will go to convict you if they want you to be guilty – not if you are.

For all the innocent victims of false prosecution out there, Michael Quiel has one thing to say, “keep up the good fight. I know I will.”

TEILBORG OPINION AND IRS COVERUP

Doc 38 – Pages from Order deny 2255 reconsider

Doc 38 - Pages from Order deny 2255 reconsider

Doc 37 – Supplement Object to US Evidence

Doc 37 - Supplement Object to US Evidence

Doc 36 – Object to US Evidence

Doc 36 - Object to US Evidence

Doc 35 – US Answer Atty Appoint

Doc 35 - US Answer Atty Appoint

Doc 34 – Order compel Govt

Doc 34 - Order compel Govt

Doc 24-1 – Amended Motion to Reconsider

Doc 24-1 - Amended Motion to Reconsider

UBS Clinton Article – Wall Street Journal 7-30-15

UBS Clinton Article - Wall Street Journal 7-30-15

Doc 346 – Pages from (Order Motion of Acquittal Denied 8-16-13)

Doc 346 - Pages from (Order Motion of Acquittal Denied 8-16-13)

Doc 2, pg. 1651, Doc 3, pg. 1704 and Doc 4, pg. 1706-1707

Doc 2 - Pages from 3-19-13, CR11-2385, USA v. Kerr, at al., Day 8

Doc 3 - Pages from 3-19-13, CR11-2385, USA v. Kerr, at al., Day 8

Doc 4 - Pages from 3-19-13, CR11-2385, USA v. Kerr, at al., Day 8

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