Team Kimberlin Post of the Day

According to paperwork filed with the IRS, The Dread Pro-Se Kimberlin’s not-for-profits spent $34,625 on legal expenses in 2012.

This is from page 10 of the Form 990 filed by Justice Through Music Project.2012JTMP990-p10This is from the Schedule O attached to the Form 990-EZ filed by Velvet Revolution US.VRUS2012SchedOThe only lawsuit involving those entities was Walker v. Kimberlin, et al. which was dismissed shortly after the not-for-profits were added as parties. Furthermore, they were represented in the matter by Jeffrey Cohen, the Executive Director of both organizations. Even if he billed for his services and all the expense was borne by JTMP, it would be unlikely that his fees would have justifiably amounted to over $11,000.

The only other “legal” activity during 2012 seems to be some frivolous bar complaints filed on behalf of VRUS by Kevin Zeese. Again, the apparent level of effort for that work does not go a long way in explaining over $23,000 in expense.

‘Tis a puzzlement.

16 thoughts on “Team Kimberlin Post of the Day

  1. Yo. Yul Brenner! The King and I called. They want their royalties. 8)

    There is no way that TDPK would try to hide money he spent on himself, and his family and try to pass it off as being a JTMP expense. Now that would be positively illegal, wouldn’t it?

    I wonder what color the sky is in TDPK’s world?

  2. I seem to recall that BK is a paralegal? So would he be thinking it a legit way to pay himself without having to call it salary?

      • I wonder who the independent contractor was? Brett Kimberlin’s general tendency is to use JTMP, allegedly non-political, to facilitate the political operations of VRUS. For instance, Brett Kimberlin drew $19,500 per year from the JTMP, but, nothing from VRUS though he spent time and effort in running both organizations. It leads me to believe that this mystery person may very well be a highly political man doing work that can’t even plausibly be considered “non-partisan.” Who could such a person be?

      • The independent contractors had internal meeting where internal things were discussed internally

        I actually saw this on several insurance defense firm billings

      • Hi Neal! Who else would be an “Independent Contractor”? Not Unca Biwwy, his financials would not support the suggestion of extra income … and those Maltego graphs do take time to create …

    • In some jurisdictions – if you have this wildly exaggerated hourly billing rate and discount it more than let’s say 50% – they can call some of it pro bono

      Not that this is going on nor siree – they would never do something untoward like hiring a serial bomber as a Justice manager

      Mr. Kimberlins sitation reminds me of the time the Tyson Foods Corporation hired the venerable Mr. Vulpes R. Fox seeking expertise in Poultry management.

  3. Also interesting, JTMP’s accounting expenses were 4.5 TIMES those of VRUS’s. According to’s salary info, in Maryland JTMP’s costs would cover having a .25FTE book-keeper. I have a lot of trouble believing that they need 10 hours a week of accounting services. I’d really, really love to see the explanation for that line item.

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