What was going through the Stinsons mind when they made a decision to privately fund my research project?
Was it truly an interest in these fascinating giant super-sized crystals that were recently discovered? Or the story told from the viewpoint of one of the earliest explorers into those caves?
Was is genuinely seeking the right content for the Eclipse Channel TV internet website? (see Facebook)
Or was it something more of a hidden agenda for Robert and Sue Stinson? Why were they continually seeking spiritual information and traveling to workshops/seminars and/or retreats with spiritual teachers such as Tom Kenyon, Steve Rother and James Tipton?
It’s may be easy to understand why people are motivated to learn, grow and evolve through so-called spiritual teachers by attending seminars with like-minded others. But what if there was another motivation to be rubbing elbows?
I am not usually suspect of others and their motivations for attending workshops. When I look back at the events that bring forth this bizarre Judgment from the SEC I am now facing, and the negative information this has put out on my good name, it seems it is time for a reckoning and shedding full light of the darker side of Robert Stinson, a Ponzi Scheme player.
Here are some public facts:
August 15, 2011
Recidivist Felon Robert Stinson Of ‘Life’s Good’ Pleads Guilty To 26-Count Ponzi Indictment, Faces Decades In Prison
Robert Stinson Jr., the Philadelphia-area recidivist felon and securities swindler accused last year of stealing $17 million in a Ponzi scheme and wiring money to prevent it from being seized even as the FBI was conducting a raid, has pleaded guilty.
Stinson, 56, of Berwyn, faces a maximum under federal sentencing guidelines of nearly 34 years in prison, federal prosecutors said. In his most recent scam, he pleaded guilty to nine counts of money laundering, five counts of wire fraud, four counts of mail fraud, three counts of filing false tax returns, two counts of obstruction of justice, two counts of making false statements to federal agents and one count of bank fraud.
Investors in various entities under Stinson’s Life’s Good Inc. were wiped out, and Stinson stole $17 million, prosecutors said.
In 1986, Stinson was convicted of wire fraud and larceny in U.S. Court in Delaware, according to records. In 1987, he was convicted of forgery and larceny in New Jersey state court. During the same year, he was convicted of mail fraud in U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Pennsylvania.
Meanwhile, in 1996, he was convicted of criminal conspiracy in state court in Pennsylvania. In 2001, he was convicted of bank fraud in U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Pennsylvania.
Stinson filed two bankruptcy petitions in 1999, one in October and another in December, according to records.
Nine years earlier, in 1990, he was charged with fraud by the SEC. He was ordered to pay a judgment of $7,680, but the judgment remains unpaid, according to court filings.
So Stinson had a criminal background that I neither checked into or was aware of.
That didn’t stop the SEC looking into his motivation to wire funds to various companies and individuals. They were looking for those complicit in money laundering for Stinson. That wasn’t my agreement with him.
I believed I was working with a bona-fide agreement to deliver my research and present the material on-line to an audience that would be watching the Eclipse Channel TV.
So, what was the Stinsons interest with me and my story?