THE ROSE THAT BECAME A THORN IN THE SIDE OF IRP6


From an Investigative, Former Christian and Current Awakened Viewpoint

Disclaimer: This investigative article is protected under the First Amendment and every due diligence was exercised to provide all relevant factual truths (New York Times v. Sullivan – 1964).  This article also contains my personal opinion from a Christian and Awakened perspective, making the article editorial in nature, as well. 

Controversial Software Fraud Case 

Over 40 Staffing Agencies Fleeced Out of $5 Million

 

IRP 6 MEMBERS PLUS 1

 

So many people are seething with anger and indignation over Ferguson, Mo., police officer Darren Wilson’s execution of 18-year-old Michael Brown, an African American, on Saturday, August 9th, 2014.  And the death of unarmed 43-year-old Eric Gardner at the hands of three NYC policemen, one of which used a chokehold maneuver which killed Garner on July 17,  2014.  Citizens of all ethnicities and colors, unite in outrage over these senseless acts of police abuse against Black men.

However, not every incident involving African-Americans deserve our sympathy or outrage.

Take for example, the five African-Americans, one of their sisters, and one Anglo-American, who were involved in the IRP6 scam.  All seven were members of the same church.

After looking through all of the extensive resources available from IRP6’s two main advocates: Just A Cause and FreetheIRP6, I still had a lot of questions.  It wasn’t until I ventured off the beaten path that I found the missing puzzle pieces I needed to comprehend the true nature of the case.  In the process, I found more than I bargained for!

All of my bread crumbs led me to one person: the pastor of the Colorado Springs Fellowship Church.

I was a bit puzzled until I discovered what, in my opinion, discredits the two aforementioned advocacy groups.  Members of each group attend the same church as the six businessmen.  No advocacy group can expect to be taken seriously if they’re in bed with the accused (figuratively speaking).

Just A Cause hosts Ethel Lopez and Sam Thurman are both active members of the same church of the convicted businessmen.  Sam Thurman is even the church’s Public Relations representative.  And FreetheIRP6 is staffed from volunteers from the same Colorado Springs church, as well.  Rose Banks, pastor of Fellowship Church, is also Gary Walker’s mother-in-law.

Banks said she was glad her husband, a Vietnam veteran, was not here to witness the trial.  Pastor Banks’ son David Banks, who served as Walker’s chief operations officer, was also sentenced to more than 11 years.

Regardless of anyone’s angst over Tenth Circuit Court Judge Christine Arguello’s higher number of defendant objections v. the prosecution, from my review of first, fourteenth and last day of trial court transcripts, Judge Arguello’s conduct was professional, extremely patient with the defendants and even maternal in some cases, when she guided David Banks through some protocol minefields to avoid leading the witness or getting the case off course.

During the investigation, both Rose Banks and her more vocal church member advocates dropped the “conspiracy” card, and wondered why the federal team gathering evidence demanded the church financial records as well.  The two involved companies, DHK Enterprises and IRP Solutions Group shared an office just nine minutes drive away from the church.  After the investigation concluded, it was discovered that some of the church members worked for the indicted companies.

Scouring the Internet, you find nothing shady involving Rose Banks. until you look farther into her past.  This is where I found a case dating back to 1981, that involved, of all things – Missing money! 

 

Investigation Timeline

 

DATE

ACTIONS

DETAILS AND/OR CONCLUSION

FEB 2003

STARTUP OF INVESTIGATIVE RESOURCE PLANNING (IRP) SOLUTIONS CORP.

COMPANY MARKETING ITS FLAGSHIP SOFTWARE – CASE INVESTIGATIVE LIFE CYCLE (CILC®) TO POSSIBLE CLIENTS DEPARTMENT OF HOMELAND SECURITY, DEPARTMENT OF JUSTICE, NYPD & OTHERS

COMPANY REMAINED “CONVINCED” THEY’D CLOSE A DEAL WITH ONE OF THE INTERESTED AGENCIES

THE COMPANY NEVER CLOSED ONE DEAL IN THREE YEARS – BUT THEY HAD “FAITH” THAT GOD WAS GOING TO PROVIDE

IN THE INTERIM, THEY WOULD WORK WITH ONE TEMP STAFFING AGENCY; HIRE ITS EMPLOYEES, SOME OF WHICH CAME FROM THE SAME CHURCH THE IRP6 ATTENDED, EVEN THE EXECUTIVES WERE LISTED ON SOME OF THE STAFF RECORDS, PER FBI RESEARCH

STAFFING HOURS WERE DRAWN FROM 2002 – 2005, FROM 46 TEMPORARY PLACEMENT OR STAFFING AGENCIES

THE COMPANY “EMPLOYEES” WOULD ACCEPT THEIR CHECKS FROM THE STAFFING COMPANY, BUT IRP NEVER REIMBURSED THE STAFFING COMPANY.  WHEN THE STAFFING COMPANY REFUSED TO CONTINUE ISSUING CHECKS TO THE EMPLOYEES, IRP WOULD SIMPLY MOVE ON TO THE NEXT STAFFING AGENCY

SOME OF THE STAFF RECORDS LISTED ONE EMPLOYEE ON TWO SEPARATE RECORDS FOR THE SAME HOURS AND SAME DAY, BUT DIFFERENT AGENCIES – DOUBLE DIPPING

SOME STAFF REPORTS HAD EXAGGERATED WORK LISTED, AND PADDED HOURS

SOME OF THE EMPLOYEES “GIFTED” WHOLE CHECKS TO PASTOR ROSE BANKS’ CHURCH

IRP WENT THROUGH OVER 40 STAFFING COMPANIES DURING THIS THREE YEAR PERIOD, RAKING UP A $5 MILLION TAB!!!

FEB 7, 2005

FBI SEARCH WARRANT

SPECIAL AGENT JOHN W. SMITH LED SEARCH FOR EVIDENCE OF MAIL AND WIRE FRAUD BY DKH ENTERPRISES (DKH) AND IRP SOLUTIONS (IRP) WITH ITS PURPORTED SOFTWARE

BOTH COMPANIES SHARED AN OFFICE AT 7350 CAMPUS DRIVE, STE 200, COLORADO SPRINGS, CO 80920

FEB 6, 2007

LAWANNA (BANKS) CLARK’S FIRST APPEARANCE BEFORE A GRAND JURY

CLARK TESTIFIED UNDER OATH BEFORE A GRAND JURY CONCERNING THE INVESTIGATION OF A SCHEME TO DEFRAUD OVER FORTY STAFFING COMPANIES

APRIL 4, 2009

LAWANNA (BANKS) CLARK’s SECOND INDICTMENT BY FEDERAL GRAND JURY IN DENVER

SUMMONS ISSUED FOR CLARK TO APPEAR IN COURT ON 4/23/2009

CLARK FAILED TO APPEAR ON THE DATE

ARREST WARRANT ISSUED, AND EXECUTED ON MAY 14, 2009

JUNE 2009

GRAND JURY HANDED DOWN A 25-COUNT INDICTMENT CHARGING IRP6 WITH FEDERAL MAIL AND WIRE FRAUD BECAUSE THEY MAILED FALSE INVOICES

FRAUD TOTALED $5 MILLION, PAID BY COMPANIES THAT PLACED TEMP WORKERS WITH IRP SOLUTIONS AND DKH

WORKERS INCLUDED MANY THAT IRP AND RELATED FIRMS IDENTIFIED AS SOFTWARE ENGINEERS, SECURITY GUARDS AND OTHER QUALIFIED TEMPS

PLACEMENT COMPANIES OFFERED PAYROLL SERVICES, WHICH GENERATED THE TEMP WORKER’S PAYCHECKS, THUSLY ADVANCING THOUSANDS OF DOLLARS EACH, TO IRP SOLUTIONS (STAFFING COMPANIES PAID THE TEMP WORKER’S CHECK, WITH AN EXPECTATION FOR REIMBURSEMENT)

NOV 12, 2009

AFTER A TWO-DAY TRIAL, LAWANNA (BANKS) CLARK HANDED A VERDICT

MS. CLARK WAS FOUND GUILTY  OF THREE COUNTS OF PERJURY

INDICTMENT ALLEGES THAT SIX DEFENDANTS ACTED THROUGH SEVERAL COMPANIES: LEADING TEAM, INC., IRP SOLUTIONS CORP, DKH, LLC

OVER FORTY STAFFING COMPANIES USED OVER THREE YEAR PERIOD, RAKING UP A TOTAL BILL OF $5 MILLION!

THESE 3 COMPANIES SUBMITTED FALSE STATEMENTS WHICH INCLUDED EXTRA HOURS, FALSE NATURE OF WORK PERFORMED

SEVERAL DEFENDANTS NAMED ON EMPLOYEE REPORTS INCLUDED MEMBERS OF CLARK’S FAMILY, MEMBERS OF THE CHURCH OR BOTH

CLARK WAS LISTED AS WORKING FOR LEADING TEAM INC., THROUGH A STAFFING COMPANY, ANALYSTS INTERNATIONAL, AS A SOFTWARE TESTER

CLARK WAS ASKED IF SHE HAD ANY FINANCIAL DEALINGS WITH IRP? – SHE SAID, NO.  BUT EVIDENCE SHOWED THAT ON APR 22, 2003, CLARK MADE TWO $4,000 CASH WITHDRAWLS (TOTAL OF $8K)

2009

ORIGINAL YEAR FOR DEFENDANTS (IRP6) TRIAL

  • GARY L. WALKER  – CEO
  • DAVID A. BANKS  – COO
  • KENDRICK BARNES – CIO
  • CLINTO A. STEWART (aka ALFRED STEWART) – Bus Development
  • DEMETRIUS K. HARPER (aka KEN HARPER)– CEO/DKH
  • DAVID A. ZIRPOLO

since 2009, Judge Arguello granted several motions for continuance (A trial date reset)

Initial continuance requested by the Government due to the complex NATURE OF the case.  TRIAL deferred until Nov, 2010.  Defendants WERE IN *AGREEMENT.  *this invalidates speedy trial violation

ALL subsequent continuance REQUESTS came from the *Defendants – *again this nulls and voids the Speedy Trial Violation

In NOVEMBER OR DecEMBER 2010, Defendants asked for another continuance, resetting the date to Jan, 2011 – because the Defendants wanted to proceed pro se (IRP6 Businessmen chose to represent themselves)

Defendants requested more time, so trial date reset to May 2011

In March 2011, Defendants requested another continuance of the trial; date reset for Sep 2011

MON, SEP 26, 2011

DAY ONE, OF ACTUAL IRP6 TRIAL

Prosecution and Defense issued a joint motion to dismiss the Indictment for speedy trial act violations

Joint motion requested for change of venue: denied on grounds that the Judge was not intimate friends with witness for the defendant, Mr. Greg Goldberg, a fellow laWyer in town; and since the venue motion was not filed until 4:44 P.M. on Friday, SEPTEMBER 23, 2011, it WAS SEEN AS untimely.

Prosecution got motion to dismiss Sunday, Sep 25, 2011 at about 8:00 p.m. (MT)

TUE, OCT 11, 2011

DAY ELEVEN OF TRIAL

THROUGHOUT THE TRIAL ALL DEFENDANT WITNESSES WHO WERE PROPERLY CLEARED IN ADVANCE, DID TESTIFY

AT 9:50 AM (MT), MR. BANKS FINISHED WITH THE DEFENSE’S FIRST WITNESS EARLIER THAN EXPECED, FOLLOWED BY A VERY SHORT CROSS EXAMINATION BY THE PROSECUTION.  THE NEXT DEFENSE WITNESS WAS MISSING.  JUDGE ARGUELLO REMINDED THE DEFENDANTS THEY NEEDED TO HAVE ALL OF THEIR WITNESSES IN THE COURTROOM ON TIME.

DEFENDANTS GOT PERMISSION TO CHECK WITNESS ROOM FOR THEIR NEXT WITNESS, REESE

THE DEFENSE OBVIOUSLY DID NOT LOCATE WITNESS REESE, AND MUST’VE DISCUSSED THE MATTER WITH JUDGE AT THIS POINT (SEE TRANSCRIPT, PAGE 54, BETWEEN LINES 10 & 11).  FOR RIGHT AFTERWARDS, KEN BARNES TOOK THE STAND.  PLEASE NOTE THAT ON DAY 14 (OCTOBER 17TH, 2011) KIRSCH DOES MAKE THE REMARK THAT HE INFORMED BARNES [ON THIS DAY, OCTOBER 11, 2011] THAT IF “HE VOLUNTEERS” TO TAKE THE STAND, “HE WAIVES” HIS PROTECTION OF THE FIFTH AMENDMENT 

ONCE MR. BARNES TAKES THE STAND, IN MY OPINION, WITH OR WITHOUT THE MISSING VERBIAGE, HE, BEING OF SOUND MIND AND BODY, MADE A CONSCIOUS  DECISION WITH FULL KNOWLEDGE THAT HE NO LONGER HAD PROTECTION UNDER THE FIFTH AMENDMENT (NO SELF-INCRIMINATION).  AT THIS POINT, NEITHER HE OR ANYONE ELSE HAS ANY GROUNDS FOR AN APPEAL BASED ON MISSING TRANSCRIPTS!  IT’S IRRELEVANT

MON, OCT 17, 2011

DAY FOURTEEN OF TRIAL

IRP6 DEFENDANTS REVISED THEIR WITNESS LIST, ELIMINATING SOME NAMES, ADDING OTHERS, BASED ON A MORE ACCURATE ASSESSMENT OF RELEVANCY TO THEIR CASE

AT THE LAST MINUTE, OVER THE WEEKEND, DEFENDANTS TRIED TO HAVE FBI AGENT ROBERT MOEN ADDED TO THEIR WITNESS LIST.  THIS CHANGE CAME AFTER THEY INFORMED THE COURT THE PREVIOUS WEDNESDAY OR THURSDAY, THEY DID NOT NEED AGENT MOEN TO WITNESS

OVER THE WEEKEND THE DEFENDANTS WERE HAVING TROUBLE LOCATING AGENT MOEN, AND THE JUDGE SENSED THE DEFENDANTS WERE PREPARING TO ASK FOR ANOTHER CONTINUANCE

JUDGE ARGUELLO ASKED DEFENDANTS WHY, WHEN THEY HEARD FBI AGENT JOHN SMITH’S TESTIMONY THE PREVIOUS WED OR THUR, DID THEY NOT “IMPEACH THOSE WITNESSES WHOSE STATEMENTS WERE REPORTED BY AGENT SMITH AND AGENT MOEN?”

JUDGE ARGUELLO ASKED THE PROSECUTOR, MR. KIRSCH, IF HE KNEW THE WHEREABOUTS OF AGENT MOEN.  KIRSCH SAID, HE’S ELK HUNTING, HAS NO CELL PHONE, AND WOULD NOT BE AVAILABLE UNTIL THE MIDDLE OF NEXT WEEK

THIS IS THE DAY THE DEFENDANTS ALLEGE THEIR FIFTH AMENDENT RIGHTS WERE VIOLATED

DEFENDANTS HELD THAT AGENT MOEN ASSUMED PRIMARY INVESTIGATIVE LEAD OF THE CASE AFTER SMITH MOVED ON IN 2007, AND SINCE THE DEFENDANTS PERCEIVED DRASTIC INCONSISTENCIES BETWEEN AGENTS SMITH AND MOEN’S TESTIMONY, THEY WANTED MOEN BROUGHT BACK IN.  THE PROSECUTION’S EXAMINATION CANCELLED OUT THIS ASSUMPTION – FOR MANY AGENTS, INCLUDING MOEN, HANDELD THE CASE POST SEARCH WARRANT ISSUANCE AND POST INTERVIEWING OF WITNESSES

AFTER SEEKING SPECIFICS FROM THE DEFENDANTS, JUDGE ARGUELLO DEEMED AGENT MOEN’S WITNESS INMATERIAL TO THE CASE.  BUT SHE ASKED IF THE DEFENDANTS INTENDED TO REQUEST A CONTINUANCE

AFTER HEARING TWO DEFENDANT WITNESSES, MR. WALKER SAID THEY WOULD NOT BE REQUESTING A CONTINUANCE IN ORDER TO SUPEOENA SPECIAL AGENT ROBERT MOEN TO BE A WITNESS FOR THE DEFENSE.

DURING AN EARLIER TRIAL DAY, DEFENDANT KENDRICK BARNES VOLUNTEERED TO TESTIFY IN COURT. IN DOING SO, PER PRECEDENT COURT CASES, HE WAIVED HIS RIGHT TO PROTECTION UNDER THE FIFTH AMENDMENT.  BARNES TESTIFIED DURING DEFENDANT EXAMINATION, BUT INVOKED HIS FIFTH AMENDMENT PROTECTION DURING THE CROSS EXAMINATION.  MR. BARNES’ REFUSAL SUBJECTED HIS TESTIMONY TO JURY SCRUTINY

BANKS ARGUED THAT THE COURT NEEDED TO SUPPLY THE JURY WITH A GOOD FAITH STATEMENT, WITH AN ACCEPTABLE DEFINITION OF INTENT.  PROSECUTION COUNTERED THAT THE COURT CASES MR. BANKS USED HAVE SINCE BEEN OVERRULED.  NO SUCH GOOD FAITH STATEMENT STILL REQUIRED

WHEN DEFENDANT MR. STEWART REQUESTED UNEDITED TRANSCRIPS OF “THAT DAY,” JUDGE ARGUELLO DID NOT REFUSE TO PROVIDE THEM ALL TOGETHER.  SHE SAID, (1) RELEASING UNEDITED TRANSCRIPTS WOULD SERVE NO PURPOSE, AND (2) THAT AT $3 PER PAGE, IT WOULD COST $600, AND (3) WOULD NOT BE EXPEDITED

CLOSING ARGUMENTS PROVIDED

THU, OCT 20, 2011

FINAL DAY OF TRIAL

JURY REACHED A VERDICT AT 11:23 A.M. (MT) – ALL SIX FOUND GUILTY

SENTENCING:

  • 135 MONTHS – DAVID A. BANKS / GARY L. WALKER
  • 121 MONTHS – DEMETRIUS K. HARPER, CLINTON A. STEWART, DAVID.A ZIRPOLO
  • 87 MONTHS – KENDRICK BARNES

 

HOW I MET SISTER ROSE BANKS IN BAMBERG, WEST GERMANY

When just a teenager, I was stationed at Warner Barracks, Bamberg, West Germany from 1977 – 1979.  Coincidentally, the late Charles Banks Sr. served at the same installation from late 1978 to mid 1981.  In fact, coincidentally, I had the pleasure of meeting the Banks family in person.  In 1979, as a fairly new Christian, I even attended a few Bible Studies which Sis. Banks held in her government housing residence in Warner Barracks.  I remember meeting her as if it were yesterday.  Sis. Banks was a very impressive speaker.  Her forthright demeanor and command of the scriptures helped her stand above the many would-be champions of the Word of Truth.  However, as marvelous as she was, something in my spirit did not enjoy being around Sis. Banks.  I believe that Sis. Banks fought some serious internal wars with whatever, and whenever I came within two or three feet of her, every ounce of joy and peace left my heart and mind.  It was like stepping into a vacuum full of dead air.  As soon as I stepped outside of her dead zone, all of my peace returned.  I have had similar experiences since then, but this was the first such one.  I remember keeping my distance from her presence and her words, as well, as a consequence.  I learned early on that a person’s spirit rode on their words.  This kept me from falling under her ‘spell,” which I’ll explain later. Eventually, that dead zone aura left Sis. Rose.

“ ’There’s something wrong with Sister Rose!,’ I said.  “Ah, stop it Brown.  Why do you always try to find fault with everybody!’ “

After leaving her Bible Study with my close Christian brothers, I tried to explain the weird dead zone around Sis. Rose.  All of my brothers disagreed with my experience.  They had no idea what I was talking about.  I was used to this, for I was the newest Christian in the group, but often had breakthroughs that surprised my brothers.  Not willing to take a back seat on this debate, I took a more assertive approach, when our inner circle leader, Brother Louis shouted “Ah, stop it Brown!  Why do you always try to find fault with everybody!”  This abrupt corrective tone surprised me, for Brother Louis was the cheerful calmest one out of the whole group.  So, I dropped my protest.  But held the experience in my heart.  I let the chilly night air keep me company, while we all made our way to our separate barracks to get ready for the next day.

Being no stranger to supernatural revelations, I was not surprised when I saw Sis. Banks flow in the gifts of the Spirit.  She would often sense something about someone, encourage that person to come forward for prayer.  She’d give them a few moments, but if they did not appear, she’d nearly roar “If you don’t step forward, I’m gonna come and get you!”  If no one stepped out on their own, she’d get the person and minister to them with revelations and prophecies.  Sis. Banks was very bold!

Later that year in 1979, a few months before I was scheduled to leave Germany for my next assignment, Sis. Banks, an ordained minister with the Church of God in America, was installed as the lay leader of the Bamberg Fellowship Group.  At some point afterwards, Sis. Rose began receiving up to $1,000.00 per month salary directly from the congregation.  The payments were discontinued by the post chaplain, Chaplain Smith, for the payments were in violation of Army regulations.  All on-post church funds went into the chaplain fund, from which contributions, at the chaplain’s discretion, could be distributed to a “lay leader.”  Sis. Rose’s payments dropped to $200.  Shortly afterwards, a good friend of Sis. Banks, Daisy Bowen, joined the fellowship.  The congregation began directly “gifting” cash and tithes to Sis. Rose Banks, under the table, as it were.

Months went by, and one by one, all of my friends departed West Germany for their next stateside assignment.  I was the last one to arrive, but in due season, I was on my way, as well.

In 1986, I ran into my Bamberg, Germany Army squad leader and Christian brother, Brother Smith, who had since separated from the service.  I was still serving as a Medical Noncommissioned Officer in Fort Rucker, Alabama.  Brother Smith had become a full time member of Pastor Rose’s service in Bamberg, Germany.  When he came to my on base house to visit, he shared some experiences which occurred after I left at the end of 1979. He said, “You know, you were right about Sis. Rose.  She ended up getting into some trouble with the Chaplaincy over money.  She was taking money from the saints outside the church, and when the chaplains found out and tried to correct the matter, she began yelling, “It’s MY money! It’s MY money!  Brown [me], he said, they had to kick her out of Germany because she was causing so much trouble over that money!”

 “The investigating officer came to the “inexorable conclusion * * * that the institution of tithings [was] a subterfuge for Mrs. Banks’ loss of salary, also referred to by her as a `love gift'” and that it was “used as a ruse to provide Mrs. Banks with an augmented `salary’.”

Sister Rose continued receiving “gifts,” from the congregation in Bamberg even after departure in 1981.  Ten years later, the IRS noticed inconsistencies between the income in the Banks’ federal income tax filing and their bank statements.  The IRS required a reconciliation of funds and a tax payment for income “missing” from the Banks’ tax return.

In Charles E Banks and Rose M Banks v. Commissioner T.C. Memo. 1991-641 (case now part of the official IRS Minister Income Guide) the Banks challenged the IRS claim, resulting in an IRS investigation  The IRS investigator declared the following: (1) the structured and organized transfer of cash from members of the church took place four special days each year (2) before each transfer, the church met to discuss the transfers (3) the amounts were significant (4) a gist of several church members testimony indicated “the primarily reason for the transfers at issue was not detached and disinterested generosity, but rather, the church members’ desire to reward [Sis. Rose] for her services as a pastor and their desire that she remain in that capacity.”  Therefore the court “ruled the transfers were compensation for services hence included in gross income.”

 

“…he was counseled that failure to pay the pledge was like going back on his word to God, and that it was more important to pay the pledge than it was to pay his rent and utility bills.”

 

One church member’s testimony painted the church cash transfer process in a most ominous shade of coercion. Walter McVicker was a member of Sis. Rose’s congregation in Bamberg, West Germany and Colorado Springs, Colorado.  McVicker testified that the practice of transferring funds to Sis. Rose began in Germany.  Mr. McVicker said members “made pledges of cash to [Sis. Rose] on four “special” days of the year and that the amount “pledged” by an individual was determined in open meetings at Church.  Mr. McVicker testified that on the occasions when he was close to failing to meet his pledges, he was counseled that failure to pay the pledge was like going back on his word to God, and that it was more important to pay the pledge than it was to pay his rent and utility bills. Mr. McVicker also testified that before one became an official member of the Church, they had to understand the tithing and pledging system.

Daisy Bowden, who joined Sis. Rose in Bamberg, West Germany, served as a church counselor, and Sis. Rose’s longtime friend.  Bowden collected a significant portion of the monies transferred to Sis. Rose on the four “special” days. Per witness testimony, sometimes Daisy Bowden “suggested” the amount that members were to transfer to Sis. Rose. From the outside, in, this “collection” system appeared to be nothing more than a fleecing operation to benefit Sis. Rose and whomever was in on the lamb.  The victims were the congregation.  As a former Army soldier with dependents, to suggest that a “gift” takes precedence over a service member’s rent or utility is not only an egregious abuse of power, but borderline expression of greed, much like the “indulgence” racket the Catholic Church ran in the 16th century.” 

Speaking of indulgences, while the FreeIRP6 and Just Cause Radio staff draw your attention to the summarily rejected 4th appeal and the missing 200 pages of alleged sidebar conversations, there are over forty staffing agencies wondering who’s going to reimburse them for their collective loss of $5 million dollars, some of which landed in Pastor Rose Banks’ coffers as a “gift.”

EDITORIAL PERSPECTIVE: On the surface, DKH Enterprises and IRP Solutions Group business executives appeared to be daring, over zealous patriots courageously staking a claim to their slice of the American dream.  Those inclined advocate for this group “targeted” by the federal government, perhaps should pause and do what this group of men did not – gather more fact than fiction before you pursue a course of action.  For their advocacy group are seeking an appeal based on three paper thin points: (1) missing transcripts – before having a stroke over the missing transcripts, explain where’s the 5 million dollars you gleaned from over 46 staffing agencies; secondly the the no-show of two witnesses on Oct 11, 2011, likely resulted in Judge Arguello informing the defendants that they needed to produce a witness or rest the defense.  I perused and read key sections of transcripts for day 1, 11, 14 and the last day, and the jury had enough to convict the men regardless.  Also, (2) Mr. Ken Barnes was informed by the prosecution that to “volunteer” to take the stand is to “waive” your Fifth Amendment rights, per laws and cases in the Tenth Circuit Court – no laws broken here.  And (3) After the federal prosecutor, in 2009, asked for one year deferment (continuation) due to the case’s complexity – which the defense agreed to, all subsequent continuation requests came from – you guessed it – the defendants.  So there goes the speedy trial violation – which the defendants during the trial withdrew! Finally, instead of seeking an appeal, the IRP6 should own their error in judgment, for we all make mistakes.  And, they need to call off their powerless advocates armed with hyperbole and just take the medicine like grown men.  And the claim that this should’ve been tried as a civil case is wrong.  Fraud is a criminal offense, and because IRP6 sent fictitious invoices across the state, the FBI had to be involved, thusly the wire and mail fraud.  Lesson Learned: IRP6 should now realize, they did not do their homework.  For anyone who’s worked closely with the government knows – the government is slow to pay its bills.  For its bureaucracy is deep and long.  Uncle Sam will take your shirt if you owe them taxes, but if they owe you, you’d better have at least two contingency plans to hold you over until they get that final 34th signature needed for disbursement.    

 CHRISTIAN RETROSPECT: Many traditional Apostolic preachers take the bulk of their sermons from the Old Testament.  Consequently, they inadvertently spread the spirit of the Law and Sin, instead of Grace, resulting in a harsher form of Christianity. Speaking of Grace over the Law, only primitive, money hungry churches full of greedy, thieves collect tithes.   And, as needy as most soldier are, the Armed Service should encourage its soldiers to avoid religious organizations that practice filthy lucre.  Grace endowed churches preach giving based on your level of willingness and cheerfulness.  Soldiers everywhere should also educate themselves on signs of an abusive, controlling church, and avoid them. 

AWAKENED PERSPECTIVE: I believe ALL preachers are being cleverly used by our gods (aka Custodial Creators, Elohim, Annunaki, Other Unknowns) to place the willing listener under a spell to ensure they remain mentally susceptible to control by the church, government and authority in general.  This retraining takes place once or more each week.  They’re called worship services!  From this vantage point I, too, was duped into enforcing this system of control as a prophet. The same is true for most ministers of organized religion (Christianity is labeled “True Religion” in Bible)  ALL ministers of religions that isolate its members, spread elitism, division, self-hatred of self and others, are just tools in the hands of those who control this world.  Each minister will remain in said state until their curiosity compels them to look behind the curtains!

 

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