23 April 2017

The Dumb Dumb Chronicles

The past and karma certainly come home to roost...

"I am shaken to my core by all this. I have never stolen from anyone in my life, and I cannot even fathom how someone could risk incurring such karma for base, short term monetary gain. I am sure it happens every day, but I firmly believe as the Apostle Paul said, “What does it profit a man to gain the whole world and lose his own soul?”
Anyone who knows me and knows my body of work from listening to this show over the past 20 years knows that I am all about the truth and doing what is right, and that is what my wife and I have done ALL ALONG, and we will be fully vindicated from these baseless allegations." --Sean David Morton in a statement to Coast to Coast AM about charges made by the SEC that Morton swindled investors out of more than $6,000,000.00. Morton had a judgement issued against him and owes the SEC over $12,000,000.00.

"Make my words true, make my tongue straight..."  --Sean David Morton in a prayer prior to a lecture at the June 1993 UFO Expo West.  Morton was selling an audio tape he claimed had a sound that would "clear haunted houses" and stop alien abductions.

Speaking of Morton and the past, for a good laugh you can read The Vajra Chronicles.  This was back in 1994 where Morton claimed he could use a technique taught to him by monks in a Tibetan monastery.  Morton claims to channel his grandson from the future.  Problem is, Morton doesn't have any kids and the things he claimed would happen never came to pass - not surprising considering Morton's psychic hit rate is dismal at best.  What good is a psychic who cannot even see his own future legal troubles?

Read the investigation that exposed The Shameless Psychic and His Prophey of Lies.




You Tube and UFOs

A look at some interesting hoax You Tube channels out there.  It used to be selling videos or DVDs at UFO conferences, now you don't have to leave your house to sell your bogus UFO wares.  Thirdphaseofmoon...?  Did anyone actually give those terrible videos any credibility to begin with?  And this video just looks like terrible - it doesn't help that bogus psychic/UFO con man/convicted felon Sean David Morton endorses it.

16 April 2017

The Mask of Martyrdom


Saw this on Facebook today.

How about raising money for all the people these convicted felons defrauded? Don't give these wanna' be martyrs a penny. This isn't about government tyranny or freedom, this is about two people who ripped off others for countless thousands, got caught, and now they don't want to pay the price for their misdeeds.

I'm sure the people who paid Morton and his wife $10,000 or the person who paid $2500 for bogus bonds and empty promises of resolving their financial problems would like their money back.  Or how about the elderly lady who lost her entire life savings in their psychic investment scheme?  These two have sadly left a path of human wreckage in their wake.  

In the midst of claiming they were broke and homeless in 2015, these two sure seemed to be living just fine with season tickets to USC football games...




Read the investigation that exposed The Shameless Psychic and His Prophey of Lies.

09 April 2017

Morton court law decreed

Most people understand that individuals just can't make up their own court to sue people in or for their own convenience.  Well, that's most people.  "Legal expert" and convicted felon Sean David Morton seems to think otherwise and told the court in California he was going to make his own court.  Yes, Morton actually filed papers with the court trying to establish "morton court" with his own set of rules.


In yet another embarrassing and disjointed document filed with the court - you really can't call it a brief or a legal document because it is so poorly written and baffling - Morton attempts to feed the court more nonsense including phrases such as:

"i, man in this court of record sue wrongdoers for trespass by way of forgery."

"i charge fees to compensate me for trespass, wrongdoers have knowledge of my fees."

"April 3 2017, the total debt I claim each wrongdoer owes me is $2,048,000. i require additional $4000 for each day starting April 4, 2017 that the trespass continues."

It seems Morton is serving some pseudo legal notice he's suing what looks to be the attorneys from the Attorney General's office because they, what, prosecuted Morton for being a criminal...?  Anyone else envisioning Judge Judy rolling her eyes?

Read the investigation that exposed The Shameless Psychic and His Prophey of Lies.

The document blathers on with a mix of legal jargon, referencing books, and it...it just...wow.  You're welcome to read the dizzying five pages written by Morton.  The attachments with the document include the search warrant that was served on Morton's apartment and the original superseding indictment, which Morton befuddling claims are forged documents.  A few highlights from "morton court":

"I am not a US citizen, furthermore do not wish to be subject to any jurisdiction over my body, life, happiness, and liberty at this time."

"Creatures of statutes and legal codes are harmful animals"

"Anyone may renounce a law introduced for his own benefit."

So it seems Morton (pictured left) believes he should be free to do what he wants when it suits him, including swindling people out of their life savings and victimizing others financially for personal gain.

It isn't that hard to properly file your taxes within the constraints of the law and avoid doing something stupid, say, like filing a false tax return and forging documents in hopes of a quick score.  That score might have a high price attached to it because Morton is facing a statutory maximum of 650 years in federal prison when he is sentenced on June 19th.


07 April 2017

Bogus Psychic Guilty in Fraud Scheme


Melissa Morton (left) and Sean David Morton (right) were both
convicted on numerous federal fraud and conspiracy charges.
A federal jury has found both Sean David Morton and Melissa Morton guilty on a combined 51 felony counts including fraud and conspiracy. The Mortons were both arrested this past January by federal agents and originally charged with 56 felony counts in what prosecutors called a "financial redemption scheme".

This isn't the first run in The Mortons have had with the legal system.  In 2010 the SEC sued The Mortons for their part in what was described as a "psychic scheme" in which The Mortons defrauded investors out of more than $6,000,000.00 including an elderly woman who lost her life savings in the scheme.  The Mortons were also sued by some of the investors.  Sean David Morton claimed he could use his supposed psychic powers to predict the stock market.

Sean David Morton, who has been on the UFO and psychic scene for years, had many of his claims exposed in the ufowatchdog.com investigation, The Shameless Psychic and His Prophecy of Lies.  Morton filed a lawsuit in 2003 against ufowatchdog.com claiming the website and its editor had libeled him.  Morton lost the lawsuit after he failed to show a single false statement had been made in the article.  Morton was ordered to pay ufowatchdog.com $16,000.00 in legal fees.

Read the investigation that exposed The Shameless Psychic and His Prophey of Lies.
The current federal criminal trial started April 4th and concluded today when a jury returned guilty verdicts after two hours of deliberation.  The following press release is from the United States Attorney General's Office that prosecuted the case:


NEWS
RELEASE

April 7, 2017
Sandra R. Brown
Acting United States Attorney
Central District of California

Hermosa Beach Couple Found Guilty in Tax Scam and Passing Fraudulent Financial Instruments to Pay Off Debts

LOS ANGELES – A federal jury this afternoon convicted a Hermosa Beach couple of a host of charges related to their participation in a scheme that filed fraudulent tax returns with the Internal Revenue Service seeking millions of dollars in refunds and used bogus financial instruments as a way to pay off debt.

Sean David Morton, 58, and his wife, Melissa Ann Morton, 50, each were convicted of one count of conspiracy to defraud the United States, two counts each of filing false claims against the United States, and various counts of passing false or fictitious financial instruments (specifically, 26 counts against Sean Morton, and 25 counts against Melissa Morton).
            
On the fourth day of trial, the jury heard closing arguments and deliberated for approximately two hours before issuing the guilty verdicts.

The charges against the Mortons stem from their participation in a “redemption” scheme, which is the most common scheme used across the nation by tax defiers and “sovereign citizens.” Proponents of this scheme falsely claim that the United States government controls bank accounts – often referred to as “U.S. Treasury Direct Accounts” – for U.S. citizens that can be accessed by submitting paperwork with state and federal authorities. Individuals promoting this scam frequently cite various discredited legal theories and may refer to the scheme as “Redemption” or “Strawman.” This scheme, which repeatedly has been rejected by courts, predominately uses fraudulent financial documents that appear to be legitimate.

“These defendants orchestrated a scheme that used bogus ‘legal’ filings that sought to abuse the tax system and defraud the IRS out of millions of dollars,” said Acting United States Attorney Sandra R. Brown. “These fraudulent schemes are designed to do only one thing – victimize others for profit.”

“Sean and Melissa Morton made multiple attempts to defraud the IRS and the taxpaying public,” stated Special Agent in Charge R. Damon Rowe for IRS Criminal Investigation. “Today’s verdict reinforces our commitment to every American taxpayer to identify and prosecute those individuals who devise illegal tax schemes to obtain refunds to which they are not entitled.”
            
The evidence presented at trial showed that the Mortons filed income tax returns with the Internal Revenue Service that falsely claimed they had income from various banking institutions reported on Forms 1099-OID. As part of the scheme, the Mortons falsely reported large withholdings and claimed they were owed refunds from the IRS. 
            
As a result, the IRS erroneously issued a refund of $480,323 to Sean Morton for a 2008 income tax return. On the same day the refund was deposited into the Mortons’ joint bank account, the couple took immediate steps to conceal the money, which included opening two new accounts, transferring over $360,000 to the two new accounts, and withdrawing $70,000 in cash.
When the IRS took steps to collect the erroneous refund, the Mortons began a campaign to thwart the government’s collection efforts. Specifically, when the IRS placed a levy on the couple’s joint bank account, Melissa Morton repeatedly sent letters to the IRS that falsely claimed it was her sole and separate account.
            
When the IRS attempted to collect the erroneous refund from the Mortons, the Mortons presented to the IRS various “coupons” and “bonds” that purported to pay off their debt with the IRS. The Mortons created and submitted these bogus documents to the IRS, instructing the agency to draw upon funds with the United States Treasury to satisfy their debt.
            
The Mortons also sold the bond scheme to others who were in debt to governmental organizations, such as the IRS and the State of California, and private bank institutions for mortgage or credit card debt. The Mortons charged their clients thousands of dollars to prepare and file useless UCC-1 documents declaring their clients’ “strawman” status, and to prepare and send false bonds to the government or banks which purported to pay off the clients’ debt.

The Mortons are scheduled to be sentenced by United States District Judge Stephen V. Wilson on June 19.  As a result of today’s guilty verdicts, Sean Morton faces a statutory maximum sentence of 650 years in federal prison, and Melissa Morton could be sentenced to as much as 625 years.
The investigation into the Mortons was conducted by IRS Criminal Investigation. The case is being prosecuted by Assistant United States Attorneys Valerie Makarewicz and James C. Hughes of the Tax Division.

06 April 2017

Government Rests Case Against Morton


In what amounted to a mere day and a half of trial time, the United States presented and rested its case against Sean David Morton who, along with his wife/co-defendant, is charged with 56 felony federal crimes including fraud and conspiracy.

The government presented its witnesses and introduced its evidence, which was apparently answered by Morton (pictured left) filing a motion to dismiss the case, which was in turn denied.

Morton and his wife were arrested by federal agents after disembarking from a 2016 Conspira-Sea cruise in California.  Morton and his wife are accused of defrauding the U.S. government out of nearly $500,000.00 they obtained using what the government claims was a falsified tax return.  The government also claims The Mortons quickly moved to withdraw the money to hide it, including a $70,000.00 cash withdraw.  The government alleges The Mortons also filed another false tax return in an attempt to obtain a nearly $3,000,000.00 return.
Read the investigation that exposed The Shameless Psychic and His Prophey of Lies.
In a 2013 bankruptcy proceeding, Morton stated under oath he was unemployed and did volunteer work claiming his hosting of an Internet radio show where subscribers were charged to listen to past shows and for merchandise was part of his volunteer work.  Morton also claimed he donated his time speaking at conferences in exchange for travel expenses and was not paid.

During the bankruptcy proceeding, Morton claimed the IRS owed him a tax return of over $4,000,000.00, a substantial return for someone claiming to be unemployed and recently evicted from his apartment.


The Mortons (pictured left) are also charged with filing false tax returns and financial instruments on behalf of others and charging people in what has been called a "financial redemption scheme", charging one couple $10,000.00 to eliminate their debts and tax problems with bogus bonds.  The couple's financial problems were not resolved by The Mortons who are alleged to have refused to refund the couple's money.

If convicted on all counts, The Mortons could face life in prison.

Court resumes Thursday (04/07/17) morning at 9:AM (PST) in Los Angeles.

05 April 2017

Starfleet conspiracies and rambling


"They don't want you to know that they have an entirely alternate starfleet, if you will, that's patrolling a big chunk of the solar system."  -- Sean David Morton


I wonder if this video will come back to haunt "doctor" Sean David Morton who gives a fast summary of his alleged credentials including being a "legal scholar", since Morton appears to have claimed in court that he was just following the advice of others when preparing those alleged fraudulent tax returns.  Skip ahead to 6:15 to hear Morton ramble on...
Read the investigation that exposed The Shameless Psychic and His Prophey of Lies.