Tuesday, April 22, 2014

NEW ON ARIZONA'S POLITICS: Sheriff Arpaio's Cold Case Posse Hides, Should Be Dissolved; Fmr Member Files Complaint With Corporation Commission

(UPDATED 4/23, 8:00am: 3rd paragraph from the bottom now includes more detail and a link re: IRS complaint filed against CCP for failure to file annual non-profit returns.)

Arizona's Politics has learned that a former member of Maricopa County Sheriff Joe Arpaio's Cold Case Posse ("CCP") has filed a complaint with the Corporation Commission, explaining how the CCP has violated its corporate responsibilities and should be dissolved.

The CCP is Arpaio's affiliate that has been investigating the birth certificate of President Barack Obama, and has convinced the Sheriff that fraud is involved.  The CCP solicits private donations on its website to fund the three-year old investigation (and continuing investigation, according to CCP leader Mike Zullo). .

Brian Reilly - who petitioned Arpaio to begin the Obama birth certificate investigation - filed a complaint with the Corporation Commission today, requesting an administrative dissolution of the CCP.

He notes that the CCP had been using street addresses for its corporate address and its statutory agent's address, as required by Arizona Revised Statutes.  Until, that is, when it began to conduct the birth certificate investigation.  Then, it revised its corporate papers to apparently try to hide its members' addresses.

The CCP listed a Post Office box with the address of the Post Office as its corporate office and the (then-) Maricopa County Sheriff's Office address as statutory agent Mike Zullo's address. Both are ACC no-no's.  (Although the CCP did not file a change of address form, the Corporation Commission noted the address changes from the annual report and changed them.)

Arizona law requires a corporation to have a "street address", even if it is a home address.  The purpose of a statutory agent is to accept service of process for the corporation, which is why that person (or, company) is required to have a "street address".

Rebecca Wilder, Communications Director for the ACC, notes that they do receive complaints similar to Reilly's and the information is handled on a case-by-case basis.  She declined to speculate on this instance.

However, a review of statutes would suggest that it would not be surprising for the CCP to receive an opportunity to file an amended annual report (or a change of address).  If the written notice was ignored, the corporation would be administratively dissolved.

A dissolution could have further effects on the Cold Case Posse, which has received 501(c)(3) tax exempt status from the Internal Revenue Service.

The CCP has also used its affiliation with the Maricopa County Sheriff's Office to justify not filing annual reports with the IRS.  The blog Obama Conspiracy Theories filed a complaint with the IRS about that exemption from filing the returns that other non-profit entities file.

The MCSO and Maricopa County treat the Posses as separate entities and do not review their finances.  The Arizona Auditor General's Office told Arizona's Politics recently that it will look at this and other possible posse-related issues as part of its annual audit of Maricopa County's financial statements and controls.

Arizona's Politics has asked CCP for more information about their ACC filings, and will update this article as necessary.

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Anonymous said...

Good job, Mitch. Keep digging.

Mitch M. said...

Thanks, Anon! I broke a shovel a couple of weeks ago, digging out a stump. Just went to hardware store and got a brand new one. It's ready to get us deeper into this pit.

Anonymous said...

More concerned about CPP releasing all fraud info on aka Obama aka Soetoro aka Soebarkah the Indonesian-Kenyan-British citizen destroying the United States. Especially the fraud report from the forensic document expert.

Anonymous said...

Maybe Brian Reilly, who petitioned Sheriff Joe to do the long, arduous investigation of the Islamic usurper in the White House, has had some "daunting" pressures on him to "just get the damned posse dissolved." This is what it sounds like to me. To have Brian start some kind of whistle-blowing agenda on an investigation he initiated himself is just plain suspicious. As for the IRS, people, get wise! The IRS is the collection agency for the illuminati. For God's sakes! As long as we pretend the emperor's new clothes are real, they will continue to fleece every human being in sight. I'm sick of this body of treasonous thugs getting our attention. Not one dime goes to America. Every cent goes overseas to pad the pockets of the elite. Every now and then, this bogus organization must publicize the "arrest" of some poor sucker on the front page of some newspaper so the rest of the people can spend their waking hours with fear and stress. If you are uninformed, you will be fearful. This is what the IRS wants. Far be it that we keep our eyes on the goal, which is to expose the Muslim usurper for the complete fraud he is. Thanks to Obama we have more members of the Muslim Brotherhood in the White House with high-security clearances than in all of Palestine. So this crap about Sheriff Joe being the fall guy for this "not wanting personal addresses" on documents is only common sense! Of course every one on the Posse is in a very vulnerable position! And it isn't over yet! The cabal will murder anyone who gets in their way! It doesn't matter who! And we, the people have allowed these serial killers to steal our country! So screw the "bad behavior" of not putting physical addresses on the documents! Who the hell cares! Our country is in so much trouble, that part of the solution should be to pay attention to the big issues. Leave Arpaio alone! Brian, you should be ashamed of yourself for even bringing this crap up! You were the one that wanted all this hard work done to expose Obama.

tpc4545 said...

AND WHEN WERE DONE HERE, WE WILL BE CALLING EVERYBODY A RASICT. Obots you're are so predictable that people are taking bets on the same move you make over,and over,and over,and over and.........

Patriarch said...

Look No further than DOJ. FEDS cannot interfere in State law, do they "deputized" Reilly with perks, to do the nasty. Most like NSA BLACKMAILED.

Arpaio is way ahead of them.

Anonymous said...

A swarm of bees flew across I10 through Arizona.
They all stopped to refuel at a BP station; except one who stopped at the ESSO station across the street to refuel.

The Morel of the Story is there is an ESSO BEE in every crowd.

You just found him.

Dr. Stephen Parker said...

Orly Taitz continues her vicious, destructive attacks on Sheriff Arpaio and Mike Zullo. She may be a pathological narcissist with delusions of grandeur, but being ill does not give her a pass or an allowance to harm the most righteous cause since the Civil War. She will not post anything critical of her in her blog. But someone must know how to reach her and stop her making war on Arpaio and the CCP.

Anonymous said...

Nice to meet you here, Mr. Parker. And congrats for your promotion from a mere "Mr. Parker" to a "Dr. Parker".

Of course I do share your disgust with Dr. zahnwalt Orly Taitz. She is furious that a these monies went to the fraud Mike Zullo instead of her.

OTOH I am a little disappointed that you left Amo Probos without a good-bye. Didn´t you like Frank Arduanis´ works on your heroes Vogt, Zullo and Gallups ?

If you missed them, here are the links again:

and to lighten up your mind, the "Birther Scorecard"

With best regards