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FRAUD AT PACIFICA

November 15, 2014

Edward Manfredonia
8337 St. James Avenue
Apt. 4B
Elmhurst, NY 11373
9 November 2014
Honorable Kamala D. Harris
Attorney General
State of California
P.O. Box 944255
Sacramento, CA 94244-2550

Dear Attorney General Harris:

I am writing to you concerning fraud at Pacifica Foundation Radio, an IRC 501 c 3 Corporation, which is located in Berkeley, California. Pacifica is a Not For Profit Corporation, which was formed under the Not For Profit Law of the State of California. Pacifica holds the broadcasting license of WBAI.

Tracy Rosenberg is the former Treasurer of the Pacifica National Board and was a member of the Pacifica National Board for many years. During her tenure, Rosenberg consistently perpetrated accounting fraud by utilizing a mixture of cash and accrual accounting. Rosenberg’s fraud was so outrageous that the Internal Revenue Service, Exempt Organizations Division required that Pacifica restate its Form 990 in the approximate amount of $500,000 and was required to change several methods of accounting, including depreciation. Under Rosenberg’s tutelage the depreciation schedules were artificially lengthened so that Pacifica’s deficits would be lessened. The Internal Revenue Service also ordered Pacifica to enter legal expenses, especially when defending itself against lawsuits, as they are incurred (accrual basis) and not on a cash basis (as the legal expenses are paid).

I have also written that Pacifica has lied about its legal expenses concerning Bernard White’s lawsuit against Pacifica. And this is where Tracy Rosenberg has committed a felony- the fraud exceeds $10,000.

Tracy Rosenberg has fraudulently reduced Pacifica’s cost of the lawsuit, which Bernard White initiated against Pacifica and Stephen M Brown, former Pornography Entrepreneur who has been sanctioned by numerous states for falsely advertising the products of his direct mail enterprises. Stephen M Brown, a member of the WBAI Local Station Board, stated one year ago that the legal cost to Pacifica for defending Pacifica and Stephen M Brown against Bernard White’s lawsuit was $500,000.

In an e-mail to me and many others Rosenberg lied and stated that she was not aware of the true legal cost to Pacifica for defending Pacifica and Stephen M Brown against Bernard White’s lawsuit. Rosenberg then stated that she believed that the cost of the lawsuit was approximately $90,000- and this was a lie. But Tracy in her position as Treasurer of the Pacifica National Finance Committee and a member of the Pacifica National Board knew that the true cost to Pacifica of defending itself and Stephen M Brown against Bernard White’s lawsuit was approximately $500,000.

To this day Pacifica has not entered the true cost of Bernard White’s lawsuit ($500,000) into its financial statements. This is accounting fraud and two actions should be undertaken by the Attorney General of the State of California.

Thank you.

Sincerely,

Edward Manfredonia

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