I have been trying to link in my head, exactly what in the world The Gettysburg bash operation has been doing. With constant name changes, location changes and sweet whispers of another up and coming bash. The rumor mill, has been running rampant.
In 2019,we wrote some article type stuff, in specific regards to Pam and Steven K Barry. We saw alleged miss funding of there own events since 2017.The Barry’s have had quite the reputation for online threats, vicious social attacks and attacking without cause, anyone who has questioned there events and the said handling of there money through collected donations. Here are just A few posts as of recent.
OH THAT THUG LIFE.
With so many participants, it has been difficult to pin down exactly who is doing what. The plan seems simple enough, get as much money and or funds as they can under any circumstance. Either it be using charity, such as Wounded Warriors, sick kids or the veterans to lure in there pray. They seemed to have done that.
As the bash has received cash, again by ways of said donations and by there own said events, they have seemingly flown under the radar, at least until late of last year, when many people decided to come forward.
The process of laundering money typically involves three steps: placement, layering, and integration. Placement puts the “dirty money” into the legitimate financial system.
Layering conceals the source of the money through a series of transactions and bookkeeping tricks.
In the final step, integration, the now-laundered money is withdrawn from the legitimate account to be used for whatever purposes the criminals have in mind for it.
If that is not bad enough,this particular group is also aligned to others,who have either scammed others,or have also had events,where they took in large amounts of money and walked away clean,without producing nothing,certainly no events either.
When multiple groups or individuals associate with each other with invested business ideas and they are of let us say questionable charachter,it leads to suspect,that there is a lot more then just some small time event,where they had or have in the past organized to scam or inherit A large sum of money under false pretenses.
The idea of taking in charity money, then funneling that money into private bank accounts and other business ventures, is corruption plain and simple. Think of the idea, they get charity money in and then use charity money to refund other business ideas such as a store, they had been running. Dirty money, for clean money.
What is Money Laundering?
Money laundering is the process of making large amounts of money generated by a criminal activity, such as drug trafficking or terrorist funding, appear to have come from a legitimate source. The money from the criminal activity is considered dirty, and the process “launders” it to make it look clean. Money laundering is itself a crime.
The P.A attorney genral,has been focused lately on charging those involved with charity fraud and the following link below,shows one of there most recent cases.
Case Update: Movita Johnson-Harrell Pleads Guilty, Sentenced for Public Corruption Crimes
January 23, 2020 | Topic: Criminal
PHILADELPHIA – The 60th public official to be charged with corruption by state Attorney General Josh Shapiro today pleaded guilty, was sentenced to jail, and ordered to repay the money she stole from her non-profit, an organization designed to help the homeless, seniors, children, and people with chronic mental illness, intellectual disabilities, and substance abuse disorders.
Former state Rep. Movita Johnson-Harrell will serve three months in Philadelphia County Prison, eight-and-a-half months of house arrest, eleven-and-a-half months on parole, and then two years of probation. She will also surrender a property to be sold; the proceeds of which will be used to pay restitution to her non-profit, Motivations Education & Consultation Associates, or MECA.
Johnson-Harrell personally spent her non-profit MECA money on vacations, designer clothing, luxury car payments, real estate purchases, past-due mortgage payments, and other personal expenses.
“This Philadelphia community would have been in a better place had this former public official invested MECA’s money into the people who needed the care she promised,” Attorney General Shapiro said following Johnson-Harrell’s sentencing today in Courtroom 905 of the Philadelphia Courthouse. “Instead, the community received no help as Johnson-Harrell spent MECA money on fur coats, Porsche car payments and expensive vacations for herself.
“Corruption erodes the trust that is built between government entities and citizens. Philadelphia is entitled to honest services and, hopefully, the good people here will begin to receive them now that justice has been served.
“The struggles Johnson-Harrell has faced in life are not lost on me today but we had to remain steadfast in serving justice for the vulnerable communities she promised to serve through MECA and never delivered. ”
Johnson-Harrell pleaded no contest to two misdemeanor charges (reporting by political candidates and committees, statement of financial interests) filed against her by the Office, and pleaded guilty to felony charges of theft by unlawful taking, theft by deception, perjury, and misdemeanor charges of tampering with public records.
To be continued: