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February 14, 2015

Edward Manfredonia

Financial Reporter

8337 St. James Avenue

Apt. 4B

Elmhurst, NY 11373

12 February 2015

Mr. Raul Salvador

Chief Financial Officer

Pacifica Foundation

1925 Martin Luther King Jr. Way

Berkeley, CA 94704

Dear Mr. Salvador:


The Honorable Kamala D. Harris

Attorney General

State of California

Department of Justice

1300 I Street

Suite 125

P.O. Box 944255

Sacramento, CA 94244-2550

RE:       Pacifica Foundation Radio

            OUR File Number CT011303


IRS – EO Classification

Room 855

MC 4910 DAL

1100 Commerce Street

Dallas, TX 75242-1100

Accounting Fraud at WBAI:  Empire State Building rent

First, I must explain state that several years ago Carolyn Birden, a member of the WBAI Local Station Board and a member of the Pacifica National Board, taunted me to report all financial violations of the law and all sex crimes to the proper authority- or I would be legally responsible for these crimes.  Ergo, I am only following the legal dictates of Carolyn Birden, a vocal supporter of Pedophilia. Birden wrote:

I do not have the power to ban you, but I do have the power, and the responsibility, to see to it that no one making homophobic attacks on other members of Pacfica, or on anyone at a Pacifica event, is allowed to continue such behavior.  (This referred to the insance when I called R Paul Martin, a member of the WBAI Local Station Board, a pervert for being a Pedophile.)

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. (This referred to my charge that Stephen M Brown, a member of the WBAI Local Station Board, and Berthold Reimers, General Manager of WBAI, perpetrated accounting fraud when the supposed $30,000 loan made by Brown to WBAI to ensure the hiring of Andrea Katz as Development Director, because the alleged $30,000 loan was not entered into the financial records of WBAI. R Paul Martin, Chair of the WBAI Finance Committee also is guilty of accounting fraud for attempting to cover up this fraudulent transaction.  Note:  Jim Dingeman, Chair of the WBAI Community Advisory Board, said that there had been no loan; the sum of $30,000 was the amount, which Stephen M Brown spent to takeover the WBAI Local Station Board; if this is true then far more than accounting fraud has been perpetrated.)

I must state that Berthold Reimers has perpetrated accounting fraud.  In the WBAI proposed budget, Reimers has budgeted the cost of the rent at the Empire State Building broadcasting tower to be $12,000 per month- instead of a minimum of $50,000per month.  The discrepancy of approximately $38,000 per month results in an annual accounting fraud of $456,000.  Accounting fraud of $456,000 is a felony.  Note:  Stephen M Brown uses a slightly higher amount ($660,000) for the yearly rent.

Stephen M Brown, member of the WBAI Local Station Board, member of the Pacifica National Board, and leader of the Stephen M Brown Group which controls WBAI, has used the false accounting figures (fraudulent rent for the Empire State Building) to state in an e-mail:

Especially since WBAI may actually be doing better, on a monthly cash-flow basis, than the other stations, despite its huge Empire-State-Building rent handicap of ca. $660,000 per year, which is more than a third of its operating budget.

Mitchel Cohen, former Chair of the WBAI Local Station Board, has stated at meetings of the WBAI Community Advisory Board that “Ed Manfredonia is a danger to the existence of WBAI.”  This statement is incorrect.  Accounting Fraud and Pedophilia are a threat to the existence of WBAI,

Thank you.


Edward Manfredonia


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