Will We See the Next Federal Prosecuted Case in Gettysburg, PA?
By Wiley C Kronkite
The clock is ticking and the lights seem to be getting pretty dim for the Gettysburg Battlefield Bash in 2020; let’s not to forget the growing accusation of wrong doings and charges that may be pending against the dynamic duo, Pam and Steven Barry. The list of actions that are taking place and starting to unfold, on a daily bases, are creating a wide eyed and optimistic reality;that the Barry’s and their associates are about to hit the wall, going 90 miles an hour, down a dead end street. In relationship to clearing themselves in this muddled mess of alleged misappropriated, embezzled donated funds from the Gettysburg Battlefield Bash.
If you’re a poker player, it’s very important to know and understand the power of your hand. It’s the only way to win the game. If more than one person is still in the game after all the raising and betting, it boils down to showing your cards.
A pair beats a high single card, two pair will beat a single pair, while Trips (or 3 of a kind) will beat two pair. If you have a straight (5 cards in order), it will overtake 3 of a kind, but a flush over takes the straight. A full house (1 pair and 3 of a kind) will silence a crowd, but 4 of a kind is real power. However when you hear straight flush, your 4 of a kind becomes meaningless. It is the Royal Straight Flush that rules all hands in the game. Not only is it a good idea to understand that, but it is a good idea to have a way to keep others in the game if your hand is powerful. Don’t show emotions. If you are bluffing, watch your body language. If you’re loaded for bear don’t give signs of excitement and by all means don’t lay all your cards on the table at once if you don’t have too. Any good card player will only show enough power to stake a win, then move on to the next hand. So, if the best hand showing is two pair, then you need only show your three of a kind, even though you have a full house.
In the case that is building against the Barry’s, these two have taken the stance that someone will save them without actually laying their cards down on the table. But, with things going south on them at a very rapid rate, we are watching bad move after bad move. Is it ego driven or is there another plan in the works? Maybe a new patsy they can throw into the mix to take the focus off of them.
Mr. and Mrs. Barry have just recently retuned their Gettysburg Ghost Exchange (GGE) website and have made changes to it. If you haven’t seen it, go look for yourself. It would appear that now there are employees for in the Exchange. Funny thing, it has already been established that the building is empty and that a new store has not showed up.
Even though there are strong innuendos that the store is being opened in the Lookout House; however, opening a personal business in your own home can happen if you own the property. In this case, the Barry’s are not the owners and will violate residential zoning laws. As far as it being declared a gift shop for the Lookout house… That’s considered a commercial business in the state of Pennsylvania. Again these two haven’t figured out that everybody is watching them and want answers.
Instead of just rehashing the past, over and over again, I would much explain the powers of bad choices. It wasn’t long ago that it was exposed that Steven Barry used his own personal account to take payments for tables and items donated. There were several postings that showed “special” tables being sold if paid today. Heck, even before it became a “special” sale, donations for the vendor tables were being taken through that same account. Nowhere has an actual accounting sheet or statement appeared showing the separation of private funds from event funds. I’m guessing the reason that that has not happened is simply the fact, that there are none. Therefore, the pokerfaced look that both seem to hold can only mean one thing…problems. And it’s a big one. I’ll let you read the definition for yourself…
18 U.S.C. § 1343 provides:
Whoever, having devised or intending to devise any scheme or artifice to defraud, or for obtaining money or property by means of false or fraudulent pretenses, representations, or promises, transmits or causes to be transmitted by means of wire, radio, or television communication in interstate or foreign commerce, any writings, signs, signals, pictures, or sounds for the purpose of executing such scheme or artifice, sh…
Here’s a snip it taken from the Barry’s own ad for the Bash… Seems that’s Mr. Barry’s own private account… Oopps.. Big mistake!
There’s a reason that it is always best to pay with a check, or to get a receipt when donating. In scamming, not such a good idea to use electronic means to move peoples money into an account. It’s actually a little comical to think about it, but remember Al Capone??? Seems hindsight is 20/20. There is little guess work on this one, but to further explain, have a read of this to make it a little clearer:
Not that these are the only faults that the Barry’s could be facing, but these are charges that go beyond just the state level. That’s right, they are also Federal charges.
In most cases, the Federal charges are offset after the State charges are enforced. It is a very sharp, double edged sword. I was even more taken that the intent of enforcing such actions. The laws are set up to also include those that fill out the tax forms and those that sign the returns. Keeping this in mind, I wonder who filled out the Barry’s forms, because this has the potential to turn into a full blown Whammie!
Below are a few links for you the reader to take a gander at. They are all pretty relevant to the Gettysburg Battlefield Bash’s blowup. These aren’t focused on any certain location or activity, but take a look…. The more I read about this kind of crime, there’s a real possibility that the Attorney General will turn this over to the Feds before he’s done.
But this one seems so close to the point… It’s from May, 2019.
Like I’ve stated in articles prior, it would have been a lot easier to just show the books, just give the facts and set the record straight. If they did wrong admit it and ask for forgiveness. I guess it’s easier to continue pretending that 1+1=3… And I doubt that anyone would show forgiveness at this stage of the game.
Who’da think it?? Wire Fraud… Maybe it’s just the fact that I can’t stand liars and cons, or maybe I’m a softy for some good investigative reading.. Either way, Wire Fraud might be the best thing to happen to stop these people from attempting to take a cut out of what seems another well planned scam…