Team Kimberlin Post of the Day

Two of the interesting news stories from yesterday were Tulsi Gabbard’s departure from the Democrats and the testimony from an FBI Analyst in the Igor Danchenko trial that the agency offered offered Christopher Steele one million dollars if he could corroborate allegations in his infamous dossier but Steele could not do so..

Brett Kimberlin appears to be associated with the Ukrainian connected Democrats who were pushing the Russia Collusion Hoax, and he’s still flogging that dead horse. I found this at the Justice Through Music Project website last night—

Team Kimberlin Post of the Day

Brett Kimberlin’s Justice Through Music Project is a 501(c)(3) not-for-profit. The image below is a screenshot from the jtmp dot org website. It was taken just after 10pm ET last night.

Just after I took that screenshot, I found this at irs dot gov

Under the Internal Revenue Code, all section 501(c)(3) organizations are absolutely prohibited from directly or indirectly participating in, or intervening in, any political campaign on behalf of (or in opposition to) any candidate for elective public office. Contributions to political campaign funds or public statements of position (verbal or written) made on behalf of the organization in favor of or in opposition to any candidate for public office clearly violate the prohibition against political campaign activity.  Violating this prohibition may result in denial or revocation of tax-exempt status and the imposition of certain excise taxes.

Certain activities or expenditures may not be prohibited depending on the facts and circumstances.  For example, certain voter education activities (including presenting public forums and publishing voter education guides) conducted in a non-partisan manner do not constitute prohibited political campaign activity. In addition, other activities intended to encourage people to participate in the electoral process, such as voter registration and get-out-the-vote drives, would not be prohibited political campaign activity if conducted in a non-partisan manner.

On the other hand, voter education or registration activities with evidence of bias that (a) would favor one candidate over another; (b) oppose a candidate in some manner; or (c) have the effect of favoring a candidate or group of candidates, will constitute prohibited participation or intervention.

Who knows, it may be that by 2025 some of those 87,000 new IRS agents will have the training and experience necessary to perform audits of noncompliant 501(c)(3) organizations. And maybe in 2025 they’ll be working for someone who will “take Care that the Laws be faithfully executed”.

BTW, the United States does not have an extradition treaty with Ukraine. I wonder how that might affect some peoples’ retirement plans.

Team Kimberlin Post of the Day

At this point in 2014, Brett Kimberlin has just lost the first of his LOLsuits that included me as a defendant, and only the first of his RICO LOLsuits was still pending. He had just told a reporter the Aaron Walker, Stacy McCain, Ali Alexander, and I could expect lawsuits for the rest of our lives. The TKPOTD fro eight years ago today considered that threat.

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The Dread Pro-Se Kimberlin is rattling his tail and threatening to strike out with yet another vexatious federal lawsuit against the original defendants in the state Kimberlin v. Walker, et al. nuisance lawsuit.

Yawn.

popcorn4bkBefore he does that, he might want to war-game the various responses that are possible from one or more of the potential defendants. There are some things that he may think are low-to-zero probability that … well, let’s just say that he really, really should consider the potential costs of such a lawsuit.

Stay tuned.

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The questions posed by this comment to the original post have never be properly answered..

Team Kimberlin Post of the Day

The past couple of TKPOTDs have dealt with the reboots of a couple of Kmberlin-related websites, jtmp dot org and protectourelections dot org. The past four or five years have seen Brett Kimberlin’s web presence contract significantly. It seems he’s trying to gin up some positive publicity as he goes through the process of filing a petition for a writ of certiorari with the Supreme Court on the denial of his attempt to have some of his Speedway Bombing convictions set aside.

I usually use DuckDuckGo for web searches, but last night I was on a machine that was set up with the Brave browser. DuckDuckGo (and Google) respond to searches for justice through music project and protectorelections with jtmp dot org and protectourelections dot org as the first hits. Brave responded with these—Neither site makes it into the first five hits. Neither site has significant traffic, but still …

Hmmm.

Team Kimberlin Post of the Day

Yesterday, I reported that the jtmp dot org website is back in operation and being kept more or less up to date. The same is true of the protectourelections dot org site.

Of course, the most important page supporting the grift is the DONATE page. It provides a link via Authorize dot Net to an EMPR account.Several years ago, Brett Kimberlin changed the corporate name of Velvet Revolution US to Protect Our Elections/EMPR Inc. One of the websites that entity operates is empr dot media, an English-language Ukrainian news/propaganda site. At best, POE donations going to EMPR would indicate that funds for “protecting” American election integrity are being commingled with funds supporting Ukrainian propaganda.

At worst … well, consider this information found at the top of the site’s ABOUT page—The second sentence is not true. Protect Our Elections has never been considered an 501(c)(3) entity by the IRS. At one time, it was registered under 501(c)(4), but that classification was revoked by the IRS.

I can understand why someone might believe something less than honest is a foot in an operation run by a convicted perjurer.

Team Kimberlin Post of the Day

After several years of neglect, Justice Through Music Project is begun actively using the jtmp dot org website again.

If you look closely, you can see that one of the Top Tags is free speech. However, there don’t seem to be any posts about Brett Kimberlin’s use of lawfare to try to suppress the free speech and free press rights of those of us who have written about him.

The most important feature of the site is back up. The DONATE page is alive again, but the Authorize dot Net button takes you to an account for EMPR, and the PayPal button takes you to an account for Protect Our Elections. JTMP is a 501(c)(3) entity to which donations are tax deductible. Protect Our Elections/EMPR Inc is a separate entity which has had its 504(c)(4) status revoked by the IRS.

UPDATE—Corrected a sourcing error.

Team Kimberlin Post of the Day

Brett Kimberlin has used his mother’s home address as the legal address for his not for profits. The actual location of their office space was somewhere else, and when that address was reported here at Hogewash!, various members of Team Kimberlin squawked that I had published someone’s home address. The TKPOTD for nine years ago today, looked more deeply into how 6513 79th Place, Cabin John, Maryland, was being used.

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Back on 1 February, I did a post about the office space rented by Brett Kimberlin’s “charities.” I remember one of his Twitter trolls fussing about how I had published the picture of someone’s residence. Ah, no, that was a picture of the office space for Justice Through Music Project and Velvet Revolution US.

OTOH, there was a rumor that someone was living in the house, and there’s another rumor that said individual is no longer there.

Now, I’m not much on rumors, conspiracy theories, and such, but there is some interesting evidence that tends to support the occupancy/non-occupancy rumors. If someone were living in the house, then the property would be watched by the occupant. If no one were there, other security measures might be necessary. The Before picture is from Google Street View and is consistent with the appearance of the property late in 2012. The After picture is from earlier this month. There is no trace of the alarm company sign in the Before picture.paranoia

Paranoia strikes deep—for what it’s worth.

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Meanwhile, a couple of lots up the street

Team Kimberlin Post of the Day

The Deadbeat Performer Kimberlin really wanted, and probably still wants, a career in the music business. He’s struck out as a songwriter and performer, and he’s never been able to worm his way in through his Justice Through Music Project. The TKPOTD for eight years ago today dealt with one of his exaggerated claims about JTMP.

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In his opposition to my motion to dismiss in the Kimberlin v. The Universe, et al. RICO Madness, The Dread Pro-Se Kimberlin wrote the following:ECF 29-16I suppose by “non-profit that works with famous bands and artists” TDPK means “Justice Through Music Project.” If he does, he is misleading the court.

I recently took a look at the Justice Through Music Project website (No, I won’t link to it.) and worked my way back through over a year’s worth of its blog posts. There were lots of stories about “famous bands and artists,” but there was nothing about any of them working with or having anything to do with JTMP.

Nothing. Nada. Zilch. Bupkis.

#Wannabe

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Although I got out of any day-to-day connection the recording industry when Mrs. Hoge and I moved from Nashville to California in 1982, I stayed in the pro audio business for most of the ’80s. During my almost 20 years in recording and broadcast I did have the opportunity to work with some “famous bands and artists.” You may have actually heard of some them.

Team Kimberlin Post of the Day

The TKPOTD for eight years ago today dealt with the legal expenses reported on the 2012 IRS 990 forms filed by Justice Through Music Project and Velvet Revolution US. JTMP is Brett Kimberlin’s 501(c)(3) not-for-profit entity. Velvet Revolution US was renamed Protect Our Elections/EMPR Inc. in 2017. The IRS has revoked its 501(c)(4) status.

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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.

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JTMP’s Form 990 for 2020 has still not been posted at its dot gov.

Team Kimberlin Post of the Day

The 2018 Form 990 for Justice Through Music Project has finally been posted online by the IRS.

I see that Brett Kimberlin has promoted himself from Director to President of the organization—an organization with two employees (Line 5) and no volunteers (Line 6).

I spotted several discrepancies and/or errors within the first five minutes of review.

Team Kimberlin Post of the Day

The crowd of people of have wound up working with Brett Kimberlin is … well, let’s just say it contains a broad array of … um … interesting people. This post from nine years ago was about the lawyer who was Kimberlin’s nominal boss as the Executive Director of Justice Through Music Project. It’s about Dread Pirate #BrettKimberlin’s Boss’ Intellectual Property.

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Those of us who make our living by creating things and ideas know the importance of protecting our intellectual property. I have a patent. I own copyrights. I own trademarks and service marks. Indeed, if you click on The Fine Print above, you’ll find copyright and trademark notices about this site and its contents.

Jeffrey R. Cohen‘s law practice deals primarily with intellectual property. He has filed more than 300 trademark applications with the Patent and Trademark Office, some for clients and some for himself. Yes, he owns trademarks himself. Here’s one that he filed and later abandoned:

I can understand why he abandoned this one. There probably wasn’t much of a market for Plumber’s Butt work pants. (Mrs. Hoge is laughing while I type this.)

I admire the creativity behind this trademark, but I don’t think much of the judgment behind it. It may not be Mr. Cohen’s only lapse of judgment.

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I couldn’t have made that up on my own.

Team Kimberlin Post of the Day

With the first of the Kimberlin LOLsuits having been won, the TKPOTD for seven years ago today took a look at one of the claims in the RICO Madness LOLsuit which pointed to another of Kimberlin’s bits of lawfare, as suit against the Federal Election Commission in which one of his not-for-profits was a sorta/kinda plaintiff.

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Here’s an interesting tidbit from one of The Dread Pro-Se Kimberlin’s filings in his Kimberlin v. The Universe, et al. RICO Madness.ECF 174-p1

I looked up that lawsuit on PACER and read the motion for summary judgment that TDPK wrote about. In a declaration that accompanies the motion, Kevin Zeese declared on 28 July, 2014, the following under penalty of perjury:PC v FEC ECF 23-2-3

The complaint filed in the Public Citizen, et al. v. FEC lawsuit, gives ProtectOurElections.org’s address as a post office box in DC.ProtectOurElectionsAddressThat organization is actually nothing more than a back burner project of VelvetRevolution.US, and it probably operates out of the 79th Place address in Cabin John, Maryland, or Mrs. Kimberlin’s basement in Bethesda.

Note that Mr. Zeese says that he’s an attorney with an entity that operates in DC and/or Maryland. According to the state’s list of attorneys licensed to practice in Maryland, Kevin Zeese is not shown as a member of the bar in that state. Additionally, his license is shown as suspended in DC.Zeese_DCBarHmmmmmm.

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Given Kimberlin’s record in court, the Gentle Reader should not be surprised to learn that the Federal Election Commission eventual won the suit.

Team Kimberlin Post of the Day

At one time or another, Brett Kimberlin has had as many as two dozen or more websites online. One of the results of this failed lawfare against bloggers was the devastation of The Dread Deadbeat Publisher Kimberlin’s web presence. The TKPOTD for three years ago to day took a look at deterioration of the website for Kimberlin’s flagship not-for-profit Justice Through Music Project.

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The Dread Deadbeat Publisher Kimberlin isn’t very good at keeping things up to date. For example, the following image is for a recommended link on the Justice Through Music Project website’s home page:

Free Bradley Manning? Uh, he’s been out of jail for quite awhile now and has run (unsuccessfully) for the Democrat’s nomination for the U. S. Senate from Maryland this year.

The JTMP website also has links to several defunct webpages. Some return 404s. Some haven’t been updated in years.

How can a site with so little traffic and so little relevant connection to the rest of the web generate enough hits on the DONATE button to be worth keeping up?  ‘Tis a puzzlement.

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The deadnaming of Bradley Manning shows how little attention was being paid to the site’s upkeep in 2018. Since then, the site has been moved to the same offshore server that hosts brietbartunmasked dot com and almost all of the other Kimberlin-related sites that still survive.

When I scanned jtmp dot org yesterday evening, I received 38,936 errors, mostly 404—Not Found. The Home page is broken.Kimberlin’s campaign of brass knuckles reputation management has, like almost everything he’s touched, been a failure in the long run.

Team Kimberlin Post of the Day

The IRS is falling behind on getting the Form 990s filed by tax exempt organizations. Very few of the 2019 forms are online, and the form for Justice Through Music Project are not posted yet. I’ll post them here when they are available. Previous JTMP 990s have looked like poorly done exercises in creative accounting. Seven years ago today, Hogewash! ran this post noting that The Cabin Boy™ Makes a Valid Point about Kimberlin’s accounting practices.

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He’s right. There’s no reason to suppose that any 1099s were actually generated.@RWG201404102319Z

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Kimberlin’s Protect Our Elections/EMPR Inc lost its 501(c)4 status because of failure to keep up with required paperwork.

Team Kimberlin Post of the Day

The velvetrevolution dot us website is back up, hosted on a server in Chile. Much of the old material is missing. Indeed, there doesn’t seem that anything posted after 2016 remains. This is posted on the About page—

The opening sentence isn’t true. First, Velvet Revolution US Inc as such. no longer exists. That corporate entity changed its name to Protect Our Elections/EMPR Inc. in 2018.Second, checking with the Maryland Department of Assessment and Taxation website shows this—Third, according irs dot gov, the entity’s 501(c)4 status has been revoked.

Protect Our Elections Inc was registered as a dba trade name by Justice Through Music Project in 2015, and that registration was renewed last year. However, JTMP is a 501(c)3 which cannot engage in the kinds of political activities allowed for a 501(c)4.

There isn’t a DONATE button on the revived site.

Team Kimberlin Post of the Day

Brett Kimberlin tried running his election protection scams for over a decade, and was able to gin up support from interesting sources. This post, Velvet Revolution US: Bigger Than It Seems?, from eight years ago today deals with funding he received from the Threshold Foundation.

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The above extract from the 2008 annual report of the Threshold Foundation describes Velvet Revolution US as

… an online activist organization of 154 affiliate organizations and 18,984 members.

The 35 kilobucks in funding was supposed to be for an “Election Protection Strike Force.”

Uh, huh.

<mockery>One wonders if one of the “affiliate organizations” is a real estate enterprise offering to sell bridges to most of (say, 18,980) the “members.”</mockery>

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Of course, it is absolutely false to say that Velvet Revolution ever had more than a handful of members. I’m not sure how such claims are categorized in the not-for-profit world, but in engineering we would refer to them as a lies.

The Dread Deadbeat Protector Kimberlin is also The Dread Deadbeat Perjurer Kimberlin.

Team Kimberlin Post of the Day

Brett Kimberlin appears to have consolidated the hosting for some of his web domains on a xeonhosting dot net server in The Netherlands. The pre-2019 versions of jtmp dot org and protectourelections dot org are up. For a few days the DONATE button on the Protect Our Elections site linked to a PayPal account, but it now dead end to a Donate page with no links.

I find it interesting that those two site seemed to have lost their later content. Both had had some material posted in 2019, the POE site was still trying to spin a Russian election hacking story earlier this year. FWIW, there’s noting posted after December, 2018, at breitbartunmasked dot com either. That was when Bill Schmalfeldt began his career move into the part-time radio announcer business..

Speaking of Breitbart Unmasked Bunny Billy Boy Unread, this Prevarication Du Jour from seven years ago today chronicles one of that site’s many lies.

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BU_DanBackerOne of my codefendants in the Kimberlin v. The Universe, et al. RICO lawsuit is DB Capitol Strategies, a firm run by Dan Backer. Dan got on The Dread Pirate Kimberlin’s enemies list because he represented Aaron Walker in his suits against TDPK in 2012.

The picture and caption on the right are from the sidebar Breitbart Unmasked (No, I won’t link to it.). Like so much of the junk found at that site, it is utterly wrong. The only thing they got right about Dan is the spelling of his name. For example, he did not argue McCutcheon v. FEC at the Supreme Court. According to the Court’s transcript, Erin Murphy did.

Not only are the bozos who run that site liars, they’re not very good liars—as a 30 second Google search often demonstrates.

Fail.

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Neither The Dread Deadbeat Pirate Publisher Kimberlin nor the Cabin Boy™ has had much success these past few years.

Get used to disappointment.

—Dread Pirate Roberts

Team Kimberlin Post of the Day

They’re back, mostly. The websites for Justice Through Music Project (jtmp dot org) and Protect Our Elections (protectourelections dot org) are somewhat live again. They are hosted now on the same offshore server as velevetrevolution dot us (now also live), itstime2020 dot org, greencasamaryland dot org, breitbartunmasked dot com, empr dot media, and kelsiekimberlin dot com.

I say that the JTMP and POE sites are somewhat live because they haven’t been fully restored. Everything that had been posted after February, 2018, is missing from the JTMP site, and everything posted after August, 2018, has disappeared from POE. It’s interesting what Kimberlin has decided to throw away and what he’s decided to keep.

Hmmmm.

Team Kimberlin Post of the Day

The TKPOTD from six years ago today dealt with one of Brett Kimberlin’s vain attempts at having a noticeable impact on the public consciousness without the use of high explosives.

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Gentle Reader, do you ever wonder what the Dread Pro-Se Kimberlin does when he isn’t involved in vexatious lawsuit? He’s the Director of a not-for-profit called Justice Through Music Project. One of the sca … uh … activities run by JTMP is a web site called Protect Our Elections dot org. The site claims to be a “national collaboration of grassroots organizations that have joined together to reclaim our democracy, providing oversight to rescue our elections from partisan politics and privatization.” It has a DONATE button that appears to go straight to JTMP’s authorize dot net account.

Now, that’s a chilling thought: Brett Kimberlin providing “oversight to rescue our elections.”

Here’s what the top of the site’s home page looked like around 8 pm yesterday evening.POE_org_mainAnd here are a couple of front page links to featured stories.POE_nocommentsThe stories relate to a nuisance suit that Protect Our Elections has filed against the Federal Elections Commission. Take a close look at what I’ve circled in red. Those are the comment counts on the stories. As of 8 pm yesterday, there had been absolutely none. Zip. Zilch. Nada. Bupkis.

That shows you the relative impact of The Dread Pro-Se Kimberlin’s Internet operation vis-à-vis those of us who he is suing because we write truthful things about him. Indeed, the most recent comment on the POE site was made at 8:59 pm on 11 August. By way of comparison, Monday noon’s Are You Pondering What I’m Pondering? post generated six comments.

The Team Kimberlin theory of lawfare involves punishment of the victims by causing them to have to deal with the time and expense of a protracted legal ordeal run at relatively low cost to the pro se plaintiff. It’s backfired. TDPK is up against pro se defendants, one of whom is a lawyer, who are able to mount low-cost defenses; First Amendment activists with pro bono legal counsel; and media personalities and organizations whose best interests are served by fighting the suit.

popcorn4bkOops.

The Streisand Effect will be cranked up to 11 until all TDPK’s vexatious lawsuits are completely dealt with. Brett Kimberlin won’t disappear from public scrutiny until he’s either given up or been beaten. Given his poor choices to date, I suspect we’ll have to whip him in court.

Stay tuned.

Oh, one more thing … evil hates the truth, but it hates mockery even more.FrenchTaunt
UPDATE—I just reread POE’s description of itself. The stated goal is to rescue our elections from partisan politics.

Say what?

I thought the whole purpose of an election was partisan politics, as in, choosing between two or more candidates representing differing views. Whigs v. Tories. Democrats v. Republicans. That sort of thing.

Of course, JTMP’s politics are avowedly progressive. Perhaps the statement is simply an honest description of a desire for one-party rule.

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Through the years, Kimberlin has given up any pretense of non-partisanship, openly working with Democrat and Ukrainian interests since the 2016 election cycle. His attempt at affecting this year’s election seems to have fizzled. Both his It’s Time 2020 and EMPR websites have gone silent, and the Justice Through Music Project site isn’t accessible.

Team Kimberlin Post of the Day

It’s really beginning to look as if Brett Kimberlin has hastily abandoned all of his websites still hosted in the United States. The velvetrevolution dot us domain was moved offshore to the same server hosting empr dot media around the middle September, but the site is empty. Access to the remaining onshore sites was disabled when the domain hosting their name servers were taken down. Given that it’s not that hard to move to a new name server, it looks as if Kimberlin is either distracted by something that is keeping him and his IT guy from maintaining the sites—or he’s tried to move everything back offshore, but that process has been disrupted.

The last day that I can verify that any of the onshore sites were working is 10 October, and a certain story broke in the NY Post on the 14th.

The United States does not have an extradition treaty with Ukraine.

Team Kimberlin Post of the Day

The TKPOTD from five years ago today examined one of the claims Brett Kimberlin made in his second federal RICO LOLsuit against me.

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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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Indeed, Kimberlin was lying. The Justice Through Music Project Form 990s through 2018 all show his compensation as $19,500 per year.

They also show an interesting trend in the not-for-profit’s income.

2013 $380,287
2014 $595,230
2015 $373,508
2016 $618,790
2017 $394,740
2018 $561,794

Of course, it could be purely coincidental that JTMP’s income spiked upward during election years. After all, as a 501(c)(3) entity, it isn’t supposed to engage in partisan political activity, and Kimberlin created the now defunct Velvet Revolution US as a 501(c)(4) which could engage in political advocacy.

Meanwhile, all to the Kimberlin-related websites, including jtmp dot org as of the time this post is being drafted, hosted in the U. S. have gone dark.