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REPETITIVE FRAUD AT WBAI

November 15, 2013

Gmail Ed Manfredonia
Repetitive fraud at WBAI and Pacifica
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Ed Manfredonia Wed, Nov 13, 2013 at 8:21 AM
To: wbailsbfinance@yahoogroups.com, william heerwagen , “berthold@wbai.org” , Ed Manfredonia , marsha , Mitchel Cohen , Cerene Roberts , Stephen M Brown , Tracy Rosenberg , “dkcombs@optonline.net” , jim Dingeman , Alex Steiner , Andrew Phillips , Bob Young , Bob Lederer , brichardson@cpb.org, oigemail@cpb.org, ombudsman@cpb.org, Summer Reese , Stephen Howard , Frank LeFever
Dear Ms. Mitchelson, Mr. Richardson, Ombudsman, Summer, et al.

I have read that the Corporation for Public Broadcasting will release funds from the Corporation for Public Broadcasting to WBAI and Pacifica Radio Foundation. This must not occur because, as usual, WBAI has refused to obey the dictates of federal law- and you are supposed to enforce federal law. (Please no nonsense about tax fraud and accounting fraud not being part of your purview, I am certain that the House Committee, which oversees your budget would state otherwise.)

I have reproduced below a copy of a missive, dated 26 May 2013, sent via certified mail 7010 1870 0002 5137 0659, to Armanino LLP, the accounting firm which audits the financial records of Pacifica Radio Foundation. In this missive I have requested an accounting of the alleged $30,000 “loan,” which Stephen M Brown, former Pornography Entrepreneur, supposedly made to WBAI so that WBAI could hire his friend, Andrea Katz. This alleged $30,000 loan and its supposed reimbursement do not appear on the financial statements- and Armanino, Pacifica, Summer Reese, R Paul Martin (Preferential Pedophile), et al have refused to provide documentation for this loan. (Incidentally, it is not the “job” of the Corporation for Public Broadcasting to encourage Pedophilia, which is precisely what the CPB is doing by not investigating the requirement that one defend R Paul Martin’s Pedophilia to become a member of the WBAI Community Advisory Board.)

I wish to be provided with an accounting for this loan.

I also wish to know the House Committee, which oversees the budget of the Corporation for Public Broadcasting. Ms. Mitchelson has refused to provide this information to me- and I must inform the House Committee of this- especially because R Paul Martin, Chair of the WBAI Finance Committee who has perpetrated accounting fraud, has taunted me to write to the House of Representatives. I have reproduced part of an e-mail, which Carolyn Birden, a member of the Pacifica National Board and a member of the WBAI Local Station Board, sent to me. In this e-mail Birden taunted me to report violations of law to the proper authorities. Birden herself knew of the theft of money and equipment from WBAI and refused to report these thefts.

If the Corporation for Public Broadcasting releases funds to WBAI and Pacifica, the CPB itself is violating the Communications Act and this must be investigated.

Sincerely,

Edward Manfredonia

CERTIFIED MAIL 7010 1870 0002 5137 0659
Edward Manfredonia
8337 St. James Avenue
Apt. 4B
Elmhurst, NY 11373
26 May 2013
Armanino LLP
44 Montgomery Street
Suite 900
San Francisco, CA 94104

Dear Sir/Madam:

A copy of this missive is being sent to:
IRS – EO Classification, 1100 Commerce Street, MC 4910 DAL, Dallas, TX 75242

I am a member of the WBAI Finance Committee. For two years I have been writing to the previous auditor, Ross Wisdom; Arlene Engelhardt, former Executive Director of Pacifica Foundation; and finally, Summer Reese, current Interim Executive Director of Pacifica Foundation. These three individuals have violated federal law and have endangered the Not For Profit Status, under the provisions of IRC 501 (c) (3) by refusing to provide the requested information.

This missive concerns fraud at WBAI, whose radio license is held by Pacifica Foundation, the financial statements of which you audit.

In 2011 I was informed during a meeting of the WBAI Finance Committee that a dubious financial transaction had occurred between Stephen M Brown, and WBAI, whose radio license is held by Pacifica Foundation. Specifically it was alleged that Stephen M Brown loaned $30,000 to WBAI to finance the hire of Andrea Katz by WBAI.

Stephen M Brown is a member of the Board of WBAI and is a former pornography entrepreneur. As I have stated in numerous missives all financial transactions between the member of the Board of a Not For Profit and the Not For Profit must be disclosed. This loan was not disclosed; truthfully, no evidence was ever provided that the loan existed.

In May or June 2011 and afterwards at meetings of the WBAI Finance Committee, I raised the issue that this dubious loan had not been recorded on the financial statements of WBAI. R Paul Martin, Chair of the WBAI Finance Committee, Treasurer of the WBAI Local Station Board, member of the WBAI Local Station Board, and member of the Pacifica National Finance Committee, stated that the loan had been recorded. Of course, there is no record of this loan on the financial statements of WBAI.

At the September 2011 meeting of the WBAI Local Station Board I once again raised the issue of this illegal loan. Stephen M Brown, while not admitting to being a part of this illegal loan (unreported and made for the express purpose to result in the hire of Andrea Katz) stated that the loan did not have to be disclosed to the Board of WBAI. Of course, Stephen M Brown is incorrect; the loan must be disclosed in the financial statements.

In 2012 at numerous meetings of the WBAI Finance Committee I raised the issue of this illegal loan, which loan may be a mere illusion. I was assured by R Paul Martin, the Chair of the WBAI Finance Committee, that this loan had been repaid. Unfortunately, there was no entry in the financial statements that this loan had been repaid.

It must herein be stated that R Paul Martin possesses unique qualities to be Chair of the WBAI Finance Committee. One of these unique qualities is that he is a member of the Stephen M Brown Cabal, which currently controls the WBAI Local Station Board. Martin therefore can be relied upon to cover up all facets of this illegal loan- if there had ever been a loan.

Martin possesses another unique quality to be Chair of the WBAI Finance Committee: Martin has absolutely no knowledge of accounting. Martin has repeatedly stated that depreciation is a cash expense and does not know depreciation’s relationship to the balance sheet.

But perhaps R Paul Martin’s greatest contribution to the obfuscation of accounting fraud at WBAI is in his psychological profile. Martin is a Pedophile, who views 10 year old boys as sex objects. Of course, subsets of this psychological deviation are that Martin is both a pathological liar and a psychopath (clinical definitions).

To return to the gravamen of this missive, I would like you to provide me with a full accounting of this mysterious, alleged and illegal loan by Stephen M Brown to me. Brown’s illegal loan, if it occurred, must be displayed in the financial statements of WBAI, and, therefore, of Pacifica Foundation.

You are the certified public accounting firm, which is auditing the financial statements of Pacifica Foundation.

You must provide the true and correct answers to the following questions:
Did Stephen M Brown lend money to WBAI with the intention of facilitating the hire of Andrea Katz?
Was this loan recorded on the financial records of WBAI and/or Pacifica Foundation?
Where on the financial statements of WBAI and/or Pacifica Foundation does this loan appear?
Was this loan by Stephen M Brown repaid by either WBAI or Pacifica Foundation?
When was this loan from Stephen M Brown to WBAI repaid?
Why was this loan not recorded on the financial statements of either WBAI or Pacifica Foundation?

You also must make adjustments to the financial records of Pacifica Foundation to report this loan- if in fact it did occur.

This letter has been written because of the taunt of Carolyn Birden, a member of the WBAI Local Station Board and a member of the Pacifica National Board, and a devotee, lighted candles and white gown, of Stephen M Brown. I have reproduced the taunt of Carolyn Birden below:

“If you are accusing someone of crimes whether sexual or financial and not reporting them to the authorities, you are liable under the law for not having done so. Of course if your reports are incoherent, they will not be taken seriously. If they are malicious, they will be addressed as they, and you, deserve.”

Thank you.
Sincerely,

Edward Manfredonia

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