Team Kimberlin Post of the Day

While we wait to see if The Dread Deadbeat Pro-Se Kimberlin will get his appeal paperwork together in the Kimberlin v. Frey RICO Remnant LOLsuit appeal and for news in the other pending Team-Kimberlin-related cases, here’s another recycled TKPOTD. It’s from three years ago today.

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Here’s an interesting bit of information from The Dread Pro-Se Kimberlin’s opposition to the motions to dismiss his Kimberlin v. Team Themis, et al. RICO 2: Electric Boogaloo LOLsuit.ECF 74-p21A loss in his earnings? Hmmmmm. That loss must have been relatively recent. The IRS Form 990s for Justice Through Music show him making $19,500 a year in 2010, 2011, 2012, and 2013. (2014’s form doesn’t appear to have been filed yet.) Of course, TDPK’s claim about lost earnings will be easily checked if the suit gets into discovery.

Stay tuned.

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The 2014 and 2015 Form 990s for JTMP are now available. They show that TDPK’s compensation was also $19,500 for both years. While he hasn’t given himself a raise, his IRS filings show that he hasn’t had a decrease in earnings.

That leads to the following possible conclusions—

The Dread Deadbeat Pro-Se Kimberlin was lying in his opposition to the motion to dismiss, or he was lying on his IRS Form 990s.

Of course, there are other possible explanations. Possible but not necessary plausible. And one should always consider embracing the power of and.

Team Kimberlin Post of the Day

As usual, the Kimberlin not-for-profits took advantage of six months worth of allowable filing delays and didn’t file their IRS Form 990 for 2013 until November, 2014. They are now available online. Here is the 990 for VelvetRevolution.US—

Revenue was down over 80%, and the outfit lost money for a second year in a row. What was a cash cow had become an expensive hobby.

Income was up at Justice Through Music Project.

We’ll take a deeper look at these documents over the next few days.

Team Kimberlin Post of the Day

The most recent (2012) IRS Form 990s for Justice Through Music Project and Velvet Revolution US show legal expenses totaling $34,625. The 990s for previous years do not show any significant legal expenses.

This is from the JTMP 990—JTMPLegalFees

This is from Schedule O of the VRUS 990-EZ—VRUS_LegalThis is interesting. VRUS had some legal work done for it in 2011. For example, Kevin Zeese filed a bar complaint against Justice Clarence Thomas on the organization’s behalf. He must have done it pro bono because no legal expenses are reported for that year. The two entities were sued in 2012, but the were represented by Jeffrey Cohen, the Executive Director. These are expenses not paid to employees.



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.

Dread Pirate #BrettKimberlin and Form 990

Let’s go through the Justice Through Music Project Form 990 for 2011 together.

As noted yesterday, although the JTMP website offers DVDs for sale, the only income shown on the 2011 Form 990 is from Contributions and grants (Page 1, line 8). There’s no income shown for selling anything. That’s sorta interesting because on Page 2, line 4a, the 990 states that JTMP’s primary program service accomplishment is



Moving along to Page 3, line 3, the question “Is the organization required to complete Schedule B, Schedule of Contributors?” is answered with a “Yes.” The is no Schedule B attached. The instructions for Form 990 say that all contributions of $5,000 or greater should be listed. The Tides Foundation shows a $10,000 contribution to JTMP on its Form 990 for 2011.


Scrolling down to Page 10, line 11c, we find that there was $11,852 of Accounting expense. That compares with $6,905 in 2010 and $2,450 in 2009 for all Professional fees and other payments to independent contractors.


Lines 16 (Occupancy) and 24d (Utilities) on Page 10 are $15,225 and $12,795 respectively. We will examine a possible explanation of those expenses in a later post.

These are just a few of the things that caught the eye of a non-accountant quickly reviewing the document. More experienced eyes are also looking.

Stay tuned.

UPDATE–To be fair, I should note that a Schedule B may have been filed. The IRS does not make them publicly available.

#BrettKimberlin’s Justice Through Music Project Files Wrong Info With IRS

The 2010 IRS Form 990 filed by Justice Through Music Project shows a Year of formation of 2005. Here is that section of the form:

The Articles of Incorporation for Justice Through Music Project show a filing date of 02/21/2003. Here’s the relevant portion of that document: