Dread Pirate #BrettKmberlin and Open Questions


The Gentle Readers who have been following the Saga of TDPK for a while may remember that the 2010 IRS Form 990 for TDPK’s 501(c)4, Velvet Revolution US, showed that Brett Kimberlin lent the organization $4,500 dollars that year so that it could pay its bills. One wonders where that money came from considering his family’s apparent financial situation. In 2008, a local hospital got a judgment against a member of his family for a bit more than $5,500 (including legal fees) which has not been satisfied. The hospital is now seeking to garnish that person’s wages.

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Is VRUS’s cash flow really more important to TDPK than family health care bills?

While I haven’t written much about First Mate Neal Rauhauser, it fairly widely known about the Internet that he has said that he has a Glock pistol. Did he acquire it while he was a resident of Illinois? If he did, did he have a valid Illinois Firearm Owners ID card? An FOID is required even to buy ammunition in that state. If FMNR acquired the pistol in Maryland, did the transfer go through a licensed dealer as required by state law? Did he fill out the release for the State Police to check his mental health records? Did they?

Inquiring minds want to know.

UPDATE–It seems that there is an outstanding arrest warrant for FMNR in New Jersey. IANAL, but if, as Stacy McCain suggests, FMNR is now a fugitive, possession of a firearm would be a federal felony.

One thought on “Dread Pirate #BrettKmberlin and Open Questions

  1. Why do I have the feeling that TDPK and his entire family do not care how many judgments they get against them….they’ll continue to plead poverty and forget about it.

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