To amplify a point ‘Gate and I are making……….

The point being brought up on Whitergate’s Guest Post River Birch Landfill: Anatomy of Corruption. I always recommend following the money folks as I submit this from the WayBack Machine circa May 9th 2008:

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These days their website Living Abroad Consultants has none of that material online. Let’s drill down a bit more now and talk “anonymous corporations”:

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Today it appears the Goatherders no longer do the consulting part after selling Cerro Coyote.


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    Does this mean all the people who invested in Inn at Coyate Mountain are in the off-shore banking business?

    I’m not a lawyer but this would come with some pretty big risk for the investors I”d imagine.

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  5. Somewhere in the mess of links there is a name of the lawyer the consulting firm mention in Costa Rica. I will try to find it later but if I don’t just remember it is there.

  6. Somewhere in the mess of links part 2

    is the mortgage paperwork where Aaron underwrote Trout Point. If I find it I’ll link it and the lawyer from South America the Offshore Banking Experts mention on one of their army of websites.

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  9. STEVE: Glad you again brought up those previous revelations and sites to be put in perspective to Sop’s original blog post.

    Sounds like the Goatherders were possibly in the business of advertising to people to stay at some of their foreign hotel holdings and additionally to investigate the tax advantages of that country and to learn more about “anonymous” corporations and “secret” bank accounts offered by certain specific banks in those countries( quotation marked words come from their advertisement site cited in original blog).

    And lets see, they sued Slabbed to separate themselves of any and all associations with certain individuals that live in JP.

    Wonder if in a civil deposition they could be asked if they referred certain individuals from JP, which they want desperately to disassociate themselves from, to any foreign banks for those banks in turn to set up any “anonymous corporations” or “secret” bank accounts.Since not all of the Goatherders, and/or the staff of their hotel holdings, lawyers the attorney-client privilege could not be invoked in every case.

    The Feds opened up Pandoras’ Super Indictment Box with its specific allegations of Broussard’s activities in Nova Scotia, but the activity around that box for the past several months has been so quiet.

    Does the Box contain truthful allegations or was it just a fear inducing threat to encourage cooperation?

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