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Recap and Announcement

Updated: Feb 2016:  forgot to provide the new website mentioned below.  It is www.testingmaryland.com  Please visit, and let us know what you think.

 

This site was dedicated to learning about and exploring the truth concerning one person’s experience with another. The site expanded in ways that we didn’t originally plan for, and it wasn’t long before we outgrew the original intent while simultaneously reaching our goal. This site focused on one person, and what they were able seemingly able to achieve.

We originally sought to explore the following with our Pisces, Gail R. Proctor:

Here are the posts that have been done, that address each of the subject areas.

It all surfaced on mortgage applications for houses that were secretively in bankruptcy:

http://www.tocatchafish.net/being-stuck-in-fraud/

 

Which led to the REAL fake husband of Ms. Gail Renai Proctor’s that appears to be:  http://www.tocatchafish.net/bah-fraud-solve/

 

Which led to finding this:

http://www.tocatchafish.net/she-claims-she-is-married/

http://www.tocatchafish.net/mr-black-will-be-turning-60/

 

Is there disability fraud going on?

http://www.tocatchafish.net/maryland_and_full_disability/

 

False claims of Florida residency in order to avoid paying Maryland taxes

http://www.tocatchafish.net/maryland-tax-evasion/

 

Continuing to operate a business in Maryland without paying its MD personal property tax or filing a company tax returns with IRS

http://www.tocatchafish.net/md_corp_fraud/

 

Making false statements in order to try to quiet someone who knows your Federal fraud:

http://www.tocatchafish.net/pretend_victim/

 

Committing Bankruptcy fraud (same old pattern of fraudulent statements):

http://www.tocatchafish.net/bankruptcy-fraud/

 

The original questions we sought to answer were:

1) How easy is it for someone to defraud the Federal Government for years undetected?

2) Is it possible for someone to create a person out of thin air and get financial benefit from it for years?

3) Can a person take paperwork from a Federal agency, and submit an altered version of it to a related State agency, undetected, and get financial benefit?

4) Can a person claim a disability that doesn’t exist, and get paid for it?

5) How easy is it to conceal assets, stockpile money and give false statements on your Federal bankruptcy schedules under the alleged “penalty of perjury”?

6) How easy is it to claim that you live in a State that has no income taxes, in order to avoid paying taxes in another State where you do live (that has taxes)?

 

Clearly, the problem isn’t just the person who is doing the acts, but the people who help enable it and the systems that allow it. Hence, the creation of a new site with a new purpose! Stay tuned as we finalize that site and its’ contents. We will make the announcement on this one, and link the two of them together.

Where There Is Smoke There Is Fire

The military depends on the honesty and integrity of its’ servicemembers, and as it has been written on this site, it is expected.  “I tried to correct my fraud, so I’m innocent of it.” This was essentially the claim of William Morronne, Jr. thanks to his attorneys, and what follows is a troubling story for several reasons.  Apparently, the guy was originally in the Army over 20 years ago as HIMSELF, but got kicked out dishonorably.  Deciding that he should be in the Army regardless of being dishonorably discharged, he took the birth certificate and credentials of his brother and used them in order to enlist in the Army under his brother’s name.  And there he stayed, for 25 years, jumping out of airplanes, getting paid, getting married, buying cars, getting hurt, etc.  I can’t tell from the story what it was that ended up getting this guy caught.  Was it the IRS letters sent to the brother’s name asking him why he didn’t declare the income on his taxes, or was it triggered by him perhaps filing for disability pay for the bad back and PTSD he claims he got as a result of serving (that would be made payable to, who, his brother)?  One has to wonder if the PTSD is real, since so much else wasn’t?

This is a wild story, for sure.  I mean, I don’t think I’d take kindly to learning that someone took my identity and decided to profit financially from it by getting money from the Federal government that technically didn’t belong to either of us.  The REAL Gerald (that is William’s fake identity of his real brother) had his name and social security number used by his brother in order to get what he felt was being withheld from him from the service, I guess. William apparently did this (false statements and fraud) because he couldn’t get back into the Army by any other means.  I’m not sure where this comes from, that gross sense of entitlement that seems to be making it to the headlines more and more (check out yesterday’s Washington Post front pager on the epidemic of “military brass, behaving badly”  and generally thinking that they are above the rules and laws.  I guess some people need to be burned before they realize that hot stoves shouldn’t be touched.

William’s attorneys are an interesting bunch.  They asserted that their client was not guilty, because he TRIED to correct the situation but that the Army wouldn’t let him.  Wait!  Did they really try to use a defense of “I told the Army that I joined fraudulently using my brother’s name, and asked them to correct my fraud, but since they didn’t do it like I asked them, I shouldn’t be held accountable?”  Huh?  That was MY sentence written, not a quote from any story, but here is one that was written: ” Morrone’s lawyers contended that he tried several times through his career to get his identification corrected, but the Army never followed through.”  Never followed through?  THAT is the problem.  That an attorney would try to deflect the blame for the actions of their client onto another party, is appaling.  William valiantly tried to have the Army change his credentials over to his real ones to somehow make it right?  William, you were kicked out for what you did prior, which were YOUR actions.  There wasn’t supposed to be any “going back”.  Maybe the legal system would make things seem more like actual justice if they encouraged the same thing as written on the back of many parking tickets: you can “admit”, “deny”, or “admit with explanation”.  When people just flat out lie about things that are easily proveable, it clogs the system, fattens the pockets of unscrupulous attorneys (of which many judges used to be), and adds to the distrust that citizens have of it.

He also got caught committing BAH fraud for failing to disclose that his wife no longer lived with him (they divorced).  As soon as you no longer have the person residing with you, regardless of whether or not you ever divorce, you are supposed to notify command in writing of the change with the appropriate form. More HERE.  He is paying that back, according to the story.

Another writeup of the story can be found by clicking HERE.

admit no evil

What Does ‘Secret Clearance’ Really Mean?

Rachel Maddow, on her MSNBC show, said it best tonight when she talked extensively about the flaws in the background checks system in our country. The topic of the Federal “security clearance” is a hot one right now, due to the recent shooting rampage that happened at the Washington Navy yard. When such senseless acts of violence happen, most people ask questions in order to try to make sense of it. Along with the obvious question of “why did he do it?”, many citizens and lawmakers are asking how it could happen.

In the USA, there are 3 generally recognized levels of security clearance: confidential, secret and top secret. Most of our Federal government agencies use the SF86 to start the process. The applicant completes the form, submits it, and then an investigative agency is charged with the task of confirming the validity of the information that the applicant reported. It is generally known that the system relies on applicants to self-report honestly, and applicants sign their name and certify that their answers are true. A “knowing and willful false statement” can be punished by fine, imprisonment or both. Our government relies on the honor system of all who seek the clearance.

Once a person has successfully navigated the clearance process, they also agree to subject themselves to periodic reinvestigations in order to keep their clearance. The reinvestigation time will depend on the type of clearance they have.

You can see by looking at the actual SF86 the areas of interest that will be checked. Your financial history, employment history and family information are just a few topic areas. It’s not uncommon for neighbors, family members and friends to be interviewed in the process.

Since the investigators are supposed to be checking multiple databases and agencies in order to create or confirm the picture that the applicant is attempting to paint of themselves, what can be said about the thoroughness of that process if information blatantly slips through it? Can’t say that it isn’t possible, because as the following story shows, BOTH the Navy Yard shooter and Edward Snowden both had their background checks done by the same company. Click HERE

A security clearance, at least on the surface, gives people the indication that the person with the clearance can be trusted. If the clearance process and investigation is done thoroughly, it could weed-out people who are supposed to be trusted to be honest, forthright and trustworthy. When it comes time for the reinvestigation, the fact that the person has clearance in the first place often provides a false sense of security which leads to complacency. That leads to missed opportunities for mistakes and misdeeds to be caught. Those misdeeds, mistakes and downright fraud costs ALL of us in the end. If the Navy Yard shooter can fail to report a gun arrest on his background check forms, and still get his clearance, and a person can report that they are “married” (and get Federal financial dollars for years as a result) to someone who doesn’t actually exist, what does that say about the integrity of our clearance process? Huh, an investigator who admitted to having ‘investigated’ a person who had been dead for 10 years? (see recast of Rachel Maddow show). If a person lies on their form, that should send a flag about the person. Period. C’mon guys!

http://www.washingtonpost.com/politics/after-navy-yard-shooting-vets-fear-crackdown-on-security-clearances-will-unfairly-hurt-them/2013/09/20/43cf64d0-2206-11e3-a358-1144dee636dd_story.html

http://www.usatoday.com/story/news/nation/2013/09/17/navy-yard-shooter-security-clearance-contractors-shocked/2827665/

http://www.federaltimes.com/article/20130922/PERSONNEL01/309220005/Background-checks-under-scrutiny-after-Navy-Yard-shooting

http://www.latimes.com/nation/la-na-clearance-shooting-20130919,0,2925033.story

http://www.wjla.com/articles/2013/09/government-background-checks-for-security-clearances-unreliable-review-finds-94289.html