In the excerpt below, the OBC’s attorney – Chief Counsel Jo Anne House –  admits that Oneida Seven Generations Corp. / OSGC Managing Agent
Peter J. King III / King Solutions, LLC, DID NOT HAVE THE AUTHORITY TO ENTER INTO A CONFIDENTIAL MULTIMILLION DOLLAR ‘SETTLEMENT’ with Atty. Eric Decator and Arland Clean Fuels / Generation Clean Fuels / ACF / GCF

but the OBC retroactively and surreptitiously approved the multimillion ‘settlement’& anyway instead of bringing the matter back to GTC for action as had been promised in the OBC’s Letter mailed to GTC members in late-October 2015 (strangely backdated September 23) after the OBC rejected ACF/GCF’s request in August 2015 for a $9 MILLION ‘settlement’ payment, with the OBC’s letter falsely telling GTC:

The Oneida Business Committee received a request from [Eric Decator / Generation Clean Fuels / Arland Clean Fuels / GCF / ACF] to consider settlement. The complaint alleges $400 million in damages; the settlement offer was $9 million. We discussed this settlement in Executive Session on August 26, 2015, and rejected this offer. We believe that the Tribe has not damaged ACF in any way and was not a party to the contract. As a result, the settlement offer is too high to be considered. We do not make a counter-offer as we continue to believe that the Tribe will prevail in this matter. However, if a settlement offer is presented which we think fairly represents the risk and cost of continuing versus concluding this matter, we have committed to bringing that to the General Tribal Council for action.





When Oneida Eye Publisher LEAH SUE DODGE inquired at the July 17, 2017 GTC Semi-Annual Meeting about what really happened, both the OBC and their attorney – OLO Chief Counsel Jo Anne House (who is oddly also GTC Parliamentarian) refused to answer for the record…

(a)  exactly when did the
OBC retroactively approve
the unauthorized & costly
usurption of GTC’s authority
violation of GTC’s rights by
OSGC ‘Managing Agent’
Pete King III and his sham
front King Solutions LLC?


(b)  exactly where 
did the OBC & OSGC
supposedly obtain

to play with for
looks & smells like
just another state &
federally funded

intentional tort
‘green investment’
white-collar extortion

criminal fraud scheme

with a treasonous,

genocidal twist?


Oneida Eye sources estimate the
actual ‘settlement’ amount of Pete King III’s
OBC-approved ‘payment’ to COOK COUNTY,

& ACF/ GCF principals

[of Door County, WI]

[of Door County, WI]

[of Cook County, IL]

[of Cook County, IL,
formerly of

as being


$10 – $15 MILLION.






has the following authority,

in accordance with the

Oneida Nation of WI Constitution,

Article VI –

Powers of the General Tribal Council

Section 1. Enumerated Powers.

The General Tribal Council of the Oneida Nation [of Wisconsin] shall exercise the following powers, subject to any limitations imposed by the statutes or the Constitution of the United States:

(c) To veto any sale, disposition, lease or encumbrance of tribal lands, interests in lands,
or other tribal assets of the Nation.



the  GTC


created by the OBC & OSGC

due to any ‘settlement’…

as well as hold them

personally liable

for criminal fraud.



Witness this astounding display of Cognitive Dissonance later during the July 17, 2017 Semi-Annual ONWI GTC Meeting by ONEIDA TIMES Publisher Yvonne Metivier:


For the reasons stated above, CH2E [Nevada LLC] respectfully requests that the Court grant this Motion and enter judgment in CH2E’s favor and against ACTI on: (1) CH2E’s claim for breach of contract, with damages in the amount of $6,636,000.00; (2) ACTI’s counterclaim for breach of contract; and (3) ACTI’s counterclaim for unjust enrichment.


07/18/17 : July 18, 2017 Plaintiffs’ Stipulation to Enlarge Time, U.S. District Court / Eastern Wisconsin, Green Bay Division Case No. 14CV1203,  Tissue Technology LLC, Partners Concepts Development Inc., Oconto Falls Tissue Inc., and Tissue Product Technology Corp.  v.  TAK Investments LLC and Sharad Tak

07/19/17 : July 19, 2017 Unopposed Motion and [Proposed] Order Granting Unopposed Motion to Withdraw the Appearance of Roger P. Thomasch as Counsel of Record, U.S. District Court / Nevada Case No. 2:15-cv-694,  CH2E Nevada LLC  v.  [Abdul] Latif Mahjoob and American Combustion Technologies of California Inc. [ACTI]



McKelvy’s daughters have a company, Contact TRACS, which provides marketing software for small businesses. McKelvy’s daughters plan to hold seminars to present their services to small businesses outside COLORADO beginning in September 2017. McKelvy seeks permission to travel outside COLORADO to assist his daughters in presenting Contact TRACS’ services to small businesses. McKelvy will inform Pretrial Services of his travel plans prior to leaving COLORADO.


Seven men have been named in a federal indictment accusing them of involvement in a drug ring that sold large quantities of methamphetamine in Green Bay.

[Two are accused] of kidnapping, saying they confined and held someone for retaliation and used a firearm to threaten him. The press release provides no details of those charges, but court records indicate they held and beat a man whom they suspected of setting up one of their group and ripping him off at the Oneida Casino earlier this spring.

The case was investigated by the Brown County Drug Task Force, the North Central High Intensity Drug Trafficking Area Task Force, the Phoenix, Ariz., branch of the U.S. Postal Inspection Service, the Maricopa County Sheriff’s Office, the Scottsdale Police Department, and the Phoenix and Green Bay Divisions of the U.S. Drug Enforcement Administration.

The case is being prosecuted by Assistant U.S. Attorney Daniel R. Humble.


10. Since confirmation of the Debtor’s Plan, both the Debtor and Little Rapids have represented that all or substantially all of the Debtor’s personal property located in the Warehouse has been surrendered to Little Rapids and subsequently transferred to a third party (see Docket 255, ¶7).

11. WEDC has attempted for months to obtain particulars regarding the alleged surrender, both from counsel [of] the Debtor and Little Rapids, and both in writing and verbally; in response, WEDC has received only partial information.  

07/20/17 : July 20, 2017 Wisconsin Economic Development Corporation / WEDC’s Objection To Little Rapids Corporation’s Motion To Quash Or, In The Alternative, For Protective Order, U.S. Bankruptcy Court, Wisconsin Eastern District Docket No. 16-24179-beh, Chapter 11,  Green Box NA Green Bay LLC

2. The Debtor claimed in its Motion to Modify the Revised Third Amended Plan that “A contract has been entered into for the reacquisition of all of the equipment” which had allegedly been previously been abandoned (Docket 255, ¶7) (emphasis added). Yet as of the time of the filing of this Objection, not all of the Debtor’s property has been removed from Little Rapids’ warehouse …

[4]c. Little Rapids’ Motion makes a vague reference to potentially “privileged or other protected matters” which “may” require disclosure, but fails to state what those possibly could be, particularly if they merely involve a third-party salvage dealer [Tony Hayes, Hayes Salvage] …  



07/21/17 : July 21, 2017 Order granting motion to seal an exhibit attached to Plaintiff’s motion for summary judgment, U.S. District Court / Nevada Case No. 2:15-cv-694,  CH2E Nevada LLC  v.  [Abdul] Latif Mahjoob and American Combustion Technologies of California Inc. [ACTI]


On July 19, 2017 the Election Board conducted a recount of the votes cast for the Gaming Commission positions and on July 20th for the positions of Business Committee Secretary and Business Committee Council Member. The Board continued with the recount process on July 21st. The recounts were conducted pursuant to Section 102.11 Section C of the Election Law which requires a manual recount to be completed upon request of a candidate (Section 102.11-7). The recounts were observed by an Attorney from the Law Office and an Oneida Police Officer to ensure proper procedure was followed. The manual recount of all the ballots cast in the 2017 General Election results shown below:

*The outcome of the recount of Gaming Commission has now resulted in a tie:

[Exiting OBC Chair] Cristina (Tina) Danforth –

[Exiting OBC Vice-Chair] Melinda J. Danforth –

According to ONWI Election Law:

Section B. Tie
102.11-3. In the event of a tie for any office, and where the breaking of a tie is necessary to determine the outcome of an election, the Election Board shall conduct an automatic recount of the votes for each candidate receiving the same number of votes. Any recount conducted shall be the only recount allowed for the tied candidates.
102.11-4. For Business Committee positions, a run-off election between the candidates with the same number of votes shall be held if there remains a tie after the recount. Said run-off election shall be held within twenty one (21) calendar days after the recount. For all other positions, if there remains a tie after the recount, the Election Board shall decide the winner of the tied positions at least two (2) business days after, but no more than five (5) business days after the recount through a lot drawing, which shall be open to the public.
(a) The Election Board shall notify each of the tied candidates and the public of the date, time, and place of the drawing at least one (1) business day before the drawing. Notice to the tied candidates shall be in writing. Notice to the public shall be posted by the Election Board in the prominent locations.
(b) On the date and at the time and place the drawing was noticed, the Election Board Chairperson shall clearly write the name of each tied candidate on separate pieces of paper in front of any witnesses present. The pieces of paper shall be the same, or approximately the same, color, size, and type. The papers shall be folded in half and placed in a container selected by the Election Board Chairperson.
(c) The Election Board Chairperson shall designate an uninterested party to draw a name from the container. The candidate whose name is drawn from the container first shall be declared the winner. An Election Board member other than the Chairperson shall remove the remaining pieces of paper from the container and show them to the witnesses present.

501.6-6. Unless pardoned for activities under subsection (a) and/or (d) by the Tribe, or pardoned for an activity under subsection (a) and/or (d) by another Federally-recognized Indian Tribe for an action occurring within the jurisdiction of the Federally-recognized Indian Tribe, or pardoned for an activity under subsection (a) and/or (d) by the State or Federal government, no individual may be eligible for election or appointment to, or to continue to serve on, the Commission, who: …

(b) Has been determined by the Tribe to be a person whose prior activities, criminal record if any, or reputation, habits, and associations pose a threat to the public interest….


1.  Possession of THC
2.  OWI  (2nd)
3.  Operate with Restricted Controlled Substance  (2nd)

1.  Possession of THC  (2nd+ Offense)
2.  OWI  (2nd)

1.  Cause injury while under Influence

1.  Possession of THC
2.  Possess Drug Paraphernilia

1.  Disorderly Conduct
2.  Battery

1.  4th Degree Sexual Assault
2.  4th Degree Sexual Assault
3.  Disorderly Conduct

07/23/17 : From www.USTaxCourt.gov re: the Pro Se filing of Ronald Van Den Heuvel & Kelly Van Den Heuvel:

  • July 23, 2017 Order, U.S. Tax Court Docket No. 14370-17,  Ronald Hewry Van Den Heuvel & Kelly Y. Van Den Heuvel  v.  Commissioner of Internal Revenue

For cause, it is ORDERED that the caption of this case is amended to read,
Ronald Hewry Van Den Heuvel &
Kelly Y. Van Den Heuvel ,
Commissioner of Internal Revenue,

07/24/17 : July 24, 2017 Order: Circuit Rule 33 – Briefing, U. S. 7th Circuit Court of Appeals, Docket No. 17-2341,  Oneida Seven Generations Corp. / OSGC & subsidiary Green Bay Renewable Energy, LLC / GBRE  v.  City of Green Bay




  • July 24, 2017 Court Minutes from Hearing re: Green Box NA Green Bay, LLC’s Motion to Modify the Confirmed Revised Third Amended Chapter 11 Plan of Reorganization, U.S. Bankruptcy Court, Wisconsin Eastern District Docket No. 16-24179-beh, Chapter 11,  Green Box NA Green Bay, LLC  

[Atty. PAUL SWANSON, Trustee for GBNAGB]:  Have you paid subtantial monies to these various entities to get these projects, get these studies, or whatever, rolling?

[STEPHEN A. SMITH of  GBNAGB ‘Registered Agent’ GlenArbor Partners, Inc.]: Yes. [sighs]

[Atty. Swanson]:  And how much time have you spent?

[Stephen Smith]:  Too much. Um, I’ve spent, I mean, it’s been Ed [Kolasinski]‘s full-time job, times probably 50%, and it’s been virtually my full-time job for the last 3 or 4 months. I’ve had investments elsewhere.

[Atty. Swanson]:  Now, let me back up just to uh, clarify and for full disclosure  that PCDI [Partners Concepts Development, Inc.] contract, who signed that?

[Stephen Smith of GlenArbor Partners]: Ron Van Den Heuvel.

[Atty. Swanson]:  And, was that ‘personally guaranteed’?

[Stephen Smith]:  Yes.

[Atty. Swanson]:  By who?

[Stephen Smith]:  By him.

[Atty. Swanson:] [softly gasps]
Who would take
Ron Van Den Heuvel’s
‘personal guarantee’?

[Stephen Smith]: I don’t know, but it wasn’t going to be my personal guarantee, though. That was really where that started, um, is um, the, the – When we approached the scrap dealer [TONY HAYES], he wanted a personal guarantee and I was not about to do that for this. I’ve got enough, probably way too much money in this project already and I wasn’t going to guarantee performance.



 as an ‘American Indian / Alaskan Native’ 
[see Door Co. Case No. 11FA160, In re: the marriage of Angela Hayes and Tony Hayes]

…but TONY HAYES IS NOT an Enrolled Member of Oneida Nation of Wisconsin / ONWI.


WDFI.org lists TONY HAYES as the Registered Agent for:

•  FULL CIRCLE RECYCLERS, LLC [reg’d w/ WDFI on 01/10/2006; Principal Office: 1456 Shiloh Rd., Sturgeon Bay, WI, 54235; Dissolved on 05/29/2017]

An archive of SBISMetal.com lists the address
for Full Circle Recyclers, LLC as
3751 Creamery Road, De Pere, WI, 54115

…across the street from Ron Van Den Heuvel’s son-in-law & bank-fraud stooge Patrick Hoffman’s business, The Creamery.

•  STURGEON BAY IRON & SCRAP METAL, LLC [reg’d w/ WDFI on 08/06/2003; Principal Office: 1456 Shiloh Rd., Sturgeon Bay, WI, 54235; Notice of Administrative Dissolution on 07/17/2017] 

•  HOBART IRON & METAL, LLC [reg’d w/ WDFI on 07/24/2014; Principal Office: 1456 Shiloh Rd., Sturgeon Bay, WI, 54235; Notice of Administrative Dissolution on 07/17/2017]

Hobart Iron & Metal, LLC is located at 3807 W. Mason St, Hobart, WI, next to the ONWI-owned Ridgeview Plaza, across the street from the Brown County Waste Transfer Station.



TONY HAYES IS NOT a Licensed Waste Hauler in the State of Wisconsin, according to the WI Dept. of Natural Resources / WDNR official online database of Licensed Transporters.


AUDIO EXCERPT – Later during the 07/24/17 U.S. Bankruptcy Court Hearing re: Docket No. 16-24179-beh, Chapter 11, Green Box NA Green Bay, LLC:

[Attorney BRIAN THILL of Murphy Desmond S.C. for WEDC]:  Is there an arrangement between PCDI and Green Box for the purchase of the equipment?

[Steven Smith]:  I have… Yes, I have complete control of that So, there’s no – there’s no contractual arrangement. I have the ability to sell that, uh, equipment, and, um, at – at whatever points I deem appropriate for whatever amounts I deem appropriate.

[Atty. Thill]:  How do you know you have that authority?

[Stephen Smith]:  It’s in the operating agreement of the company.

[Atty. Thill]:  When’s the last time you saw that document?

[Stephen Smith]:  Oh, in the last month or two? It’s been in place – it’s been in place for 2 (two) years.

[Atty. Thill]:  Do you trust Ron Van Den Heuvel?

[Laughter & snickering]

[Atty. Thill]:  So, what would stop Ron Van Den Heuvel from entering into some sort of amended agreement with Tony Hayes. He’s already signed one agreement, right?

[Stephen Smith]:  Because he needs to get my approval to do so. It’s very well documented.

[Atty. Thill]:  But, you yourself said you don’t –
I believe the word was that
Tony Hayes himself was ‘notorious.’ Is that accurate?

[Stephen Smith]:  No, I didn’t say that.

[Atty. Thill]:  Ok, I think your lawyer said that. Would you agree with your –

[Steven Smith]:  I would never agree with my lawyer. I’m not nuts. No, I don’t know Tony Hayes. I’ve never met him. So if Tony Hayes is notorious, then – then, uh, that’s – that’s [Atty.] Paul [Swanson]’s opinion.

[Atty. Thill]:  So you have no idea who the scrap dealer is?

[Stephen Smith]:  No, no. That’s not – I didn’t say I don’t have idea who he is. We looked into it carefully. I’ve never met him. I’ve – um, we – I was fully aware of the transaction; I approved the transaction. Um, and, but your – your question is, “Do I know him?” No. “Is he ‘notorious’?” I don’t know. That’s all opinion.


A well-founded “opinion,” as it turns out:

TONY HAYES filed for Chapter 7 bankruptcy on July 23, 2013 [U.S. Bankruptcy Court, Wisconsin Eastern District Docket No. 13-29932-svk, Chapter 7, Tony Hayes aka Hayes Salvage]. Although the Order Discharging Debtor(s) was originally filed on October 28, 2013, it was later vacated on November 12, 2015 and the case closed on September 14, 2016.

Chapter 7 Trustee for Debtor / Tony Hayes was Attorney PAUL SWANSON, whose October 20, 2014 Complaint For Revocation of Discharge against Tony Hayes [U.S. Bankruptcy Court, Wisconsin Eastern District Adversary Proceeding No. 14-02563-svk, Paul G. Swanson v. Tony Hayes] states:

NOW COMES Paul G. Swanson, the Plaintiff and Chapter 7 Trustee, and respectfully represents as follows:

1. On July 23, 2013, the above named Debtor [Tony Hayes] filed a petition for relief under Chapter 7, Title 11 of the United States Code. The Debtor was granted a discharge herein on October 28,2013. The case is still open and the trustee is administering assets of the estate.

2. On July 23, 2013, the Debtor [Tony Hayes] filed his bankruptcy Schedules in this case listing all of his assets and all of his liabilities.

3. On August 22, 2013, the Debtor attended the first Meeting of Creditors wherein he testified under oath that he had listed all of his assets and that his Schedules were true and complete.

4. Among those assets listed are 100% interest in Sturgeon Bay Iron & Scrap Metal, LLC, Full Circle Recycling, LLC, and AAAAA Sanitation, LLC [for which the Registered Agent is Angela Hayes, Tony’s ex-wife]. The Trustee has, since he was appointed to the case, taken possession of the assets of the LLCs for the benefit of creditors as it appears there is substantial equity in the same even though the Debtor did not list a value but rather scheduled them as “indeterminate”.

5. Pursuant to 11 U.S.C. § 727(d)(1) or (2), the Trustee may request revocation of the discharge previously granted.

6. The Trustee is in the process of selling the assets of the Debtor’s wholly-owned LLC, Sturgeon Bay Iron & Scrap Metal, LLC and, as such, has taken possession of all the assets of that entity. In the course of the investigation by the Trustee and his counsel, certain facts have been revealed concerning missing assets from that entity.

7. Specifically, the entity had an interest in a Caterpillar mini excavator, a Lowboy semi trailer and approximately 20 metal dumpsters for the collection of scrap metal.

8. Through the investigation, it was determined that the Debtor [Tony Hayes] was in possession, personally, of these assets. Despite repeated demands upon the Debtor and his counsel for the return of the assets, the Debtor has failed to do so for no justifiable excuse. Such assets are rightfully the property of the LLC which is property of the estate. Such assets have a significant value.

9. Additionally, during the investigation it was also determined that the Debtor is the title owner to a 1996 Peterbilt semi tractor as the Trustee’s counsel observed him driving the same. Once again, despite repeated demands to turn over the semi tractor, the Debtor [Tony Hayes] has failed to do the same.

10. The 1996 Peterbilt semi tractor has, according to the records of the Department of Motor Vehicles, been titled in the Debtor’s name for years. The Debtor omitted the Peterbilt semi tractor from his schedules. The Peterbilt semi tractor has significant value.

11. Upon information and belief, after the date of the filing of the Petition and while the Debtor was still operating one or more of his LLCs, the entities took in substantial amounts of money, a significant amount of which is not accounted for. Trustee believes that the Debtor is withholding funds which are actually property of either Sturgeon Bay Iron & Scrap Metal, LLC or Full Circle Recycling, LLC, which rightfully belong to those LLCs, both of which are property of the state.

12. The Trustee alleges that the Debtor acquired property that is property of the estate, to wit, property of one of his LLCs and, despite repeated demands to do so, has failed to deliver or surrender of such property to the Trustee.

13. The Trustee has also ascertained that the Debtor materially misrepresented the value of his interest in Sturgeon Bay Iron & Scrap Metal, LLC to the Trustee when he knew that the business and its assets had a substantial value to the estate. The Trustee [ATTY. PAUL SWANSON] alleges that this representation or omission rises to the level of fraud and that the Debtor obtained his discharge through such fraud, contrary to 11 U.S.C. § 727 (d)(1).

14. The intentional undervaluation of substantial assets of the Debtor, to wit, his interest in his LLCs, in his Schedules constitutes fraud in fact as does the failure to disclose his ownership interest in a 1996 Peterbilt semi tractor.

15. Such fraud would have prevented the discharge had it been known and timely brought to the attention of the Court.

16. The Trustee did not know of the fraud until approximately July 2014, after the discharge was granted to the Debtor.

17. The Trustee asserts that this is a core proceeding in accordance with Bankruptcy Rule 7008.

Wherefore, the Plaintiff requests the following relief:

A.  The discharge of the above-named debtor be revoked.

B.  That the Debtor be ordered to account for all property in his hands that belongs to Sturgeon Bay Iron & Scrap Metal, LLC or any one of his LLCs and turn the same over to the Trustee for liquidation for the benefit of creditors of this estate.

C.  For whatever further relief the Court deems equitable under the circumstances.

07/26/17 : According to an Email by the ONWI Communications Dept.:

The results of the Oneida Gaming Commission in the 2017 General Election recount resulted in a tie between [exiting OBC Chair] Cristina Danforth and [exiting OBC Vice-Chair] Melinda Danforth.

The Election Board conducted a lot drawing for a tie within the [ONWIGaming Commission which had resulted from a requested recount. The lot drawing took place at noon on July 26, 2017, pursuant to the Election Law Section 102.11-4, and the winner of the lot drawing is Cristina “Tina” Danforth.

07/28/17 : Green Bay Press-Gazette website,  Inability to raise funds delays Green Box NA reorganization,
by Jeff Bollier

A $176 million reorganization plan for Green Box NA Green Bay has been delayed by an inability to raise the cash needed to pay creditors.

[Stephen A. Smith of] GlenArbor LLC, a [Cook CountyChicago [Illinois]-based investor in Green Box, originally told U.S. Bankruptcy Court for the Eastern District of Wisconsin Judge Beth Hanan the reorganization plan would be funded and able to pay $14 million to creditors by March 31, [2017]. In a June 1 [2017] motion, [GlenArbor LLC on behalf of Green Box NA Green Bay LLC] asked the court to push the date back to Sept. 30 [2017].

The reorganization would roll up De Pere businessman Ron Van Den Heuvel’s web of companies into a new company that would secure the equipment, technology and money needed to operate a system that would recycle waste that typically ends up in landfills into reusable products.

“Principals of the debtor, despite using their best efforts, were unable to raise the funds contemplated which were, in effect, the financing necessary to bridge the gap between confirmation of the plan and the roll up contemplated under the plan,” the motion reads.

GlenArbor plans to provide updated engineering reports, business plans and appraisals to reassure potential investors that the business is sound. It said even creditors understand failure to secure investors would mean no one gets paid.

“If the roll up does not come to fruition, it is unlikely that the various claims will be paid to any extent, if at all,” the motion states. “The investment bank’s study of the business plan and operations will provide a basis for potential investors to reasonably assess whether to invest in the project.”

GlenArbor has spearheaded the reorganization effort since Van Den Heuvel sought protection from creditors in April 2016. [Ron] Van Den Heuvel would retain an ownership stake in the revived venture, but he would not be involved in the company’s management.

When Green Box filed for bankruptcy, Van Den Heuvel listed less than $50,000 in assets and more than $10 million in debt. The company had been the subject of a string of lawsuits from unpaid creditors, including the Wisconsin Economic Development Corp. [WEDC].

The bulk of the $176 million sought to fund the new company would build a new sorting facility, expand existing operations, connect various parts of the operation, pay off creditors and ramp up operations.

If financing can be secured, the new company has agreed to pay:

»  $605,000 in delinquent property, payroll and unemployment taxes Green Box owed to county, state and federal agencies.

»  $13.1 million to secured claimants owed a total of $24.3 million, and

»  $270,000 in legal fees and other administrative expenses.


From Oneida Eye’s ‘Documents’ page:  

•  AUDIO – July 24, 2017, 2:04 P.M. Hearing re: Green Box NA Green Bay, LLC’s Motion to Modify Plan [Run Time  02:36:10], U.S. Bankruptcy Court, Wisconsin Eastern District Docket No. 16-24179-beh, Chapter 11, Green Box NA Green Bay, LLC

•  May 20, 2015 Complaint, Brown Co. Case No. 15CV769,  Dr. Marco Araujo [represented by GODFREY & KAHN], Cliffton Equities Inc. and Wisconsin Economic Development Corp. / WEDC  v.  [Ron Van Den Heuvel dba] Green Box NA Green Bay LLC

•  September 30, 2011 Contract #WEDC FY12-21010, $1.3 Million Loan Agreement Between WEDC and Green Box NA Green Bay LLC, with exhibits, amendments and General Business Security Agreement with Ron Van Den Heuvel’s signed personal Unlimited Guaranty, along with the signature of Former Green Bay Mayor and Former WEDC CEO Paul Jadin, and renegotiation contract signed by WEDC Vice-President Jake Kuester

•  According to the July 2, 2015 Brown County Sheriff’s Dept. Search Warrants for Ronald Van Den Heuvel / Green Box NA Green Bay, LLC:

8.  Through documents and information provided by Araujo and his attorneys, your affiant became aware that the WISCONSIN ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT CORPORATION [WEDC], a public/private entity operated in part by the State of Wisconsin, was a potential victim of fraudulent representation made by RONALD H. VAN DEN HEUVEL in order to obtain a loan from the WEDC for approximately $1.3 Million. Your affiant made a request from the WEDC and obtained all of WEDC’s documentation of the loan made to [RVDH] and [GBNAGB].

9.  Your affiant is aware, through documents provided by [WEDC] and record and documents contained on a thumb drive provided by Guy LoCascio, a former contract accountant for [GBNAGB] and [RVDH], that [Ronald H. Van Den Heuvel]…doing business as Green Box NA Green Bay, LLC … made representations to [WEDC] in order to receive funds from them, and once funds were received, [RVDH] paid personal debts with the money.

10.  Through your affiant’s investigation thus far, it has been found that Ronald H. Van Den Heuvel, doing business as Green Box NA Green Bay LLC, did supply fraudulent information in his application for funding from WEDC, based on your affiant’s review of the file provided by WEDC which contained documents and statements, the document provided by Araujo’s attorneys [GODFREY & KAHN] from Brown County cases 13CV463 and 15CV474 and documents contained on the thumb drive provided by Guy LoCascio. …

11.  Your affiant found that [RVDH], doing business as [GREEN BOX NA GREEN BAY], failed to provide documentation, as promised, to WEDC, which would constitute proof of the required capital contributions of $629,000 from a related entity, E.A.R.T.H. … and $5,500,000 from VHC, Inc., and made material misrepresentations to WEDC about actually receiving the money as backing, despite the fact that money was never received. In addition, [RVDH] never listed VHC, Inc., which is comprised primarily of Van Den Heuvel family members, as having any ownership in [GBNAGB], despite the fact that [RVDH] represented to WEDC that VHC, Inc., contributed $5,500,000 of operating capital. …

19.  Thames stated that he saw a year-end financial statement which showed that
Ronald H. Van Den Heuvel
VHC, Inc., and other
Van Den Heuvel family-owned

businesses approximately 


Stephen Smith of Glen Arbor, LLC
GlenArbor LLC
GlenArbor Equipment LLC
GlenArbor Partners Inc.
GlenArbor Capital LLC




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07/30/17 : Green Bay Press-Gazette front page –


08/01/17 : August 1, 2017 Government’s Response to Defendant Wayde Mckelvy’s Amended Motion to Dismiss Counts One through Eight of the Indictment Based on the Statute of Limitations, U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Pennsylvania, Case No. 2:15-cr-398-JHS,  United States of America  v.  Troy Wragg, Amanda Knorr & Wayde McKelvy re: Mantria Corp. / EternaGreen Global / Speed of Wealth ‘Waste-to-Energy’ Pyrolysis Ponzi Scheme

On September 2, 2015, a federal grand jury in the Eastern District of Pennsylvania returned a ten-count indictment charging TROY WRAGG, AMANDA KNORR, and WAYDE MCKELVY with one count of conspiracy to commit wire fraud…, seven counts of wire fraud…, 1 count of conspiracy to commit securities fraud…, and one count of securities fraud…. The charges in the indictment stem from the defendants’ participation in the Mantria Ponzi scheme which collapsed in November 2009 when the SEC filed a motion for a temporary restraining order with the United States District Court in COLORADO.

In his motion, defendant MCKELVY requests the Court to order the government to produce all the e-mails of certain government witnesses. Quite frankly, the government’s desire to obtain these e-mails probably surpasses defense counsel’s desire to obtain these e-mails, because the government believes that these e-mails contain a significant amount of inculpatory evidence. Unfortunately, the government simply does not have and cannot obtain the e-mails requested by defense counsel. All e-mails in the government’s possession have been turned over in discovery. For this reason, the defendant’s motion must be denied.

In order to understand why the government does not have possession of these e-mails, it is necessary to review the investigative process. E-mails are typically obtained in a criminal investigation through the use of a search warrant. The first two government agencies to investigate Mantria were the COLORADO Division of Securities and the United States Securities and Exchange Commission (“SEC”). Because the SEC was able to quickly obtain a temporary injunction and, shortly thereafter, a permanent injunction, the SEC’s investigation of Mantria was abbreviated. Thus, the SEC did not obtain any of the e-mails at issue here. The FBI in Denver [COLORADO] then began a limited investigation of Mantria. This investigation was hampered by the untimely death of the assigned Assistant United States Attorney and the retirement of the FBI case agent. As a result, the FBI in Denver did not obtain the e-mails at issue here. In late 2014, the criminal investigation was transferred to the FBI in Philadelphia. By this point, five years after Mantria collapsed, the government simply could not obtain the necessary search warrants to seize the e-mails at issue here due to the lapse in time, even though there is no question that these e-mails would contain a significant amount of incriminating evidence. Consequently, the government does not have the e-mails requested by the defendant.


Here’s Mantria Corporation creep Troy Wragg receiving recognition from Bill & Hillary Clinton, and meeting with foreign officials to promote EternaGreen Global & Mantria Corp.:

08/04/17 : August 4, 2017 Proposed Findings of Fact and Conclusions of Law in Support of Defendant’s Motion to Dismiss Counts 1-9 of the Indictment, for Failure to State an Offense and in Support of Motion to Strike Parts of Count 10, U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Pennsylvania, Case No. 2:15-cr-398-JHS,  United States of America  v.  Troy Wragg, Amanda Knorr & Wayde McKelvy re: Mantria Corp. / EternaGreen Global / Speed of Wealth ‘Waste-to-Energy’ Pyrolysis Ponzi Scheme

The fact that Mantria Financial might have eventually declared bankruptcy at some indefinite point in the future is irrelevant. The defendant is essentially arguing that he cannot be convicted of murder because his victim would have eventually died of natural causes at some indefinite point in the future. Many legitimate banks suffer financial problems, that does not mean they are not banks. Here, there is no question that the defendant’s fraud scheme “affected” Mantria Financial as defined by the statute.

08/07/17 : August 7, 2017 Defendant American Combustion Technologies of California Inc. [ACTI]’s Opposition to Plaintiff CH2E Nevada LLC’s Motion for Partial Summary Judgment w/ Declaration of Abdul Latif Mahjoob, U.S. District Court / Nevada Case No. 2:15-cv-694,  CH2E Nevada LLC  v.  [Abdul] Latif Mahjoob and American Combustion Technologies of California Inc. [ACTI]

Abdul Latif Mahjoob

See also : December 5, 2016 Order Granting Plaintiff’s Motion to Compel Defendants Mahjoob et al. to Produce Documents, U.S. District Court, District of Nevada/Las Vegas, Case No. 2:2015CV694,  CH2E Nevada LLC  v.  Abdul Latif Mahjoob & American Combustion Technologies Inc. / ACTI

This action arises out of a business dispute. Plaintiff purchased specialized equipment from [Abdul Latif Mahjoob & American Combustion Technologies Inc. / ACTI], which allegedly did not perform as promised.

Additionally, [Abdul Latif Mahjoob & ACTI] did not provide certain documents that Plaintiff asserts they were contractually required to provide.  Plaintiff therefore brought claims for fraudulent inducement, negligent misrepresentation, breach of contract, breach of warranty, and revocation

The Court agrees with Plaintiff. Plaintiff’s complaint alleges that Defendants provided equipment that, “as designed and manufactured,” cannot “function at the levels promised and warranted by Defendants.”  The information Plaintiff seeks is relevant and necessary to determining whether manufacturing defects exist.

ABDUL LATIF MAHJOOB was invited by Oneida Seven Generations Corp. to answer questions by GTC at the APRIL 11, 2011 GENERAL TRIBAL COUNCIL MEETING  [Click for Audio/Transcript]

Latif Mahjoob was asked questions by GTC about OSGC, Oneida Energy Inc. & Green Bay Renewable Energy LLC’s ‘Waste-to-Energy’ Pyrolysis fraud schemes

…and ACTI’s ‘technology’ was touted by Ron Van Den Heuvel to Dr. Marco Araujo that same week to individual investors in Ron’s Green Box NA Green Bay LLC investment fraud brochures:

[The July 2, 2015] affidavit established that the defendants’ enterprise was permeated with fraud.

The large quantity of materials seized reflects not officer misconduct, but rather the pervasive, complex, and long-term nature of the defendants’ fraudulent activities. …

This case arose from federal investigations regarding the defendants pursuing two schemes to defraud banks by obtaining loans through straw borrowers. Separately, the BCSO was investigating Ronald Van Den Heuvel for defrauding investors and lenders by promoting his Green Box businesses. Federal agencies also subsequently began investigating Ronald Van Den Heuvel’s Green Box scheme; that investigation is ongoing and has not led to charges yet

Count 1 charges Ronald Van Den Heuvel, Paul Piikkila, and Kelly Van Den Heuvel with participating in a scheme to defraud Horicon Bank from January 1, 2008 through September 30, 2009, by obtaining nine loans through six straw borrowers [including Ron’s business partners and former brother-in-law WILLIAM BAIN / BILL BAIN, VP of Vos Electric Inc.; STEVEN PETERS, Ron’s business partner with Artley Skenandore Jr. and Oneida Seven Geneations Corp. / OSGC in the Nature’s Way Tissue Corp. fraud scheme; Ron & Kelly’s children’s caretaker JULIE GUMBAN; Ron’s son-in-law and low-level employee PATRICK HOFFMAN] …

From left: Ron Van Den Heuvel, Carly Fiorina, Patrick Hoffman, Kristie VDH Hoffman at Pat’s business The Creamery Cafe in DePere, WI. Ron told the Green Bay Press-Gazette in April 2013 that he and Ted Cruz shared “Christian values.”

Vos Electric Inc. VP Bill Bain & wife Cynthia Bain – sister of Debra Stary

[NOTE: STRAW BORROWERS #5 & #6 are former Nature’s Way Tissue Corp. Vice-President DEBRA STARY, BILL BAIN’s sister-in-law whom co-conspirator Paul Piikkila said in his JULY 1, 2016 PLEA AGREEMENT had been “browbeat” by Ron into taking that position at the Oneida Seven Generations Corp. / OSGC-partner company; the other ‘straw borrower’  is Kelly Van Den Heuvel-owned ‘company’ KYHKJG, LLC which Julie Gumban says she was told she was “investing in.”]

Kelly Van Den Heuvel is expressly alleged to be involved with three of those loans. Counts 2 through 13 charge Ronald Van Den Heuvel with specific executions of the scheme to defraud and false statements regarding the Horicon Bank loans. Kelly Van Den Heuvel is also charged in Counts 10 and 11 regarding the loan to her live-in nanny [Philippine-national Julie Gumban].

The Horicon Bank fraud scheme was investigated principally by the Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation (FDIC). The FDIC’s Division of Risk Management and Supervision received a complaint from Horicon Bank about Piikkila in 2010. The FDIC conducted an administrative investigation that collected the key evidence for each of the nine loans in the Horicon Bank fraud. In 2013, the FDIC imposed an administrative sanction on Piikkila and barred him from further participation in financial institutions.

In 2013, the U.S. Attorney’s Office received a referral from the FDIC Office of Inspector General (OIG) and opened a grand jury inquiry into potential criminal charges related to the Horicon Bank fraud. The FBI also assigned a case agent to assist this investigation. The investigation obtained received the evidence collected in the FDIC’s administrative action against Piikkila as well as additional materials from Horicon Bank and other sources.

In April 2015, Piikkila provided the investigators with an extensive statement regarding the Horicon Bank fraud, corroborating the documents and statements from Horicon Bank regarding each of the loans in the indictment. Representatives from the Brown County District Attorney’s Office attended Piikkila’s interview because Piikkila worked for Van Den Heuvel after Horicon Bank fired Piikkila, and thus, Piikkila had information relevant to the BCSO’s Green Box investigation. FDIC Special Agent Sara Hager is expected to testify that the investigation into the Horicon Bank fraud was almost complete before July 2015 when the BCSO executed its search warrants for its separate investigation.

The Horicon Bank fraud investigation continued through 2015 and into early 2016, interviewing additional witnesses and obtaining additional documents from financial institutions that received proceeds from the loans. In November 2015, FDIC Special Agent Sara Hager obtained copies of certain materials that the BCSO had seized during the July 2015 search warrant. On April 19, 2016, the case was presented to the grand jury, which returned the initial indictment charging the Horicon Bank fraud counts (1-13).

Counts 14 through 19 of the indictment charge Ronald Van Den Heuvel with pursuing a scheme to defraud three other financial institutions from June 10, 2013 through July 2, 2013. Ronald Van Den Heuvel arranged to have his employee [Patrick Hoffman, Ron’s son-in-law via daughter Kristie Hoffman] seek loans in his name that would be for Van Den Heuvel’s benefit. To make [Patrick Hoffman] appear credit-worthy, Ronald Van Den Heuvel gave [Patrick Hoffman] pay stubs with inflated wages and titled two Cadillac Escalades in [Patrick Hoffman]’s name even though [Patrick Hoffman] did not have control or custody of the vehicles. At Ronald Van Den Heuvel’s direction, [Patrick Hoffman] applied for loans from Community First Credit Union, Nicolet National Bank, and Pioneer Credit Union. All three financial institutions denied the loan applications.

The investigation that led to these charges arose from statements two witnesses gave to the BCSO in April 2015, before the BCSO executed its search warrants. Specifically, [Steven Huntington] and [Guy LoCascio] described how Van Den Heuvel had titled the two Escalades in P.H.’s name and directed him to seek loans from banks in mid-2013.

The BCSO subsequently executed the search warrants in July 2015 and recovered certain documents related to this scheme.

In mid-2016, federal investigators commenced an investigation into this fraud scheme. They interviewed [Patrick Hoffman] as well as [Steven Huntington] and [Guy LoCascio]. The investigators also obtained records from the financial institutions and interviewed their employees. This led to a [September 20, 2016 Superseding Indictment], returned September 21, 2016, adding Counts 14 to 19 to the indictment.

Independent of the federal investigations, the BCSO began investigating Ronald Van Den Heuvel related to his Green Box companies in approximately January 2015. The BCSO’s investigation determined that Ronald Van Den Heuvel was promoting Green Box as a process for converting fast food waste into useful products without any need for landfills or waste water discharges. Van Den Heuvel induced lenders and investors to provide funding for his Green Box companies but diverted large sums to other uses, including his own personal spending.

The BCSO’s investigation led to the execution of six search warrants on July 2, 2015, that were issued by Brown County Circuit Judge Zuidemulder. The affidavits established probable cause to believe that Van Den Heuvel operated pervasively fraudulent businesses. The search warrants authorized the seizure of a broad range of records, including “all business and financial records for organizations associated with Ronald Van Den Heuvel from December 31, 2010, to present.”

The search warrants were executed at these locations:

1. 2077 Lawrence Drive, Suite A, an office suite used by Van Den Heuvel.

2. 2077 Lawrence Drive, Suite B, another office suite used by Van Den Heuvel.

3. 2302 Lost Dauphin Road, the Van Den Heuvel residence.

4. 2107 American Boulevard, the site of Patriot Tissue, a paper-converting operation controlled by Van Den Heuvel.

5. 500 Fortune Avenue, De Pere, WI, a facility in which Van Den Heuvel stored equipment for Eco Fibre, a Van Den Heuvel entity.

6. 821 Parkview Drive, a warehouse with equipment controlled by Van Den Heuvel.

The [BCSO – Brown Co. Sheriff’s Office] led the operations to execute the search warrants. Because the operation involved searching multiple locations for a broad range of materials, the BCSO obtained the assistance of other law enforcement agencies, including local police departments, Brown County Drug Task Force, and the FBI. On the morning of July 2, 2015, the BCSO briefed all officers involved in the search. The briefing included instructions on the nature of the investigation, the materials to be seized, and the officers’ respective roles. The officers then executed the searches at the respective locations, summarized below.

1. 2077 Lawrence Drive, Suites A & B

As alleged in the search warrant affidavits, Ronald Van Den Heuvel maintained office Suites A and B at 2077 Lawrence Drive. Van Den Heuvel used that address for Green Box NA Green Bay LLC as well as other numerous entities that he promoted to induce investments and loans, to transfer funds to avoid creditors, and to pay personal expenses. He did not operate any business that actually provided any goods or services in these suites

The officers began searching the suites at 10:37 am. … 

Within the suites, the officers encountered a large volume of records that fell within the scope of the search warrant. In many areas, documents that predated December 31, 2010, were intermingled with records that followed that date. Nonetheless, the officers did not seize all documents. The officers made reasonable efforts to review the documents and determine which fell within the search warrant. The officers also seized some physical items that had evidentiary value, including a golf bag that contained drawings and documents related to Green Box and samples of pellets and oil that Van Den Heuvel used in promotional pitches. The officers’ searches of the suites lasted until approximately 7:00 p.m.

2. 2302 Lost Dauphin Road (Residence)

The officers conducted a comparatively brief search of the Van Den Heuvel residence. The search began at approximately 10:30 a.m. and concluded about two hours later. According to the search warrant return, the officers seized eleven digital devices that could hold relevant records, a briefcase with files, a checkbook, and a small amount of hard copy files.

The hard copy records seized from the residence included Green Box business plans and promotional materials, Ronald Van Den Heuvel’s call logs, credit card statements, and receipts from furniture purchased with funds from an account used in the Green Box fraud. These hard copy records also included bank records and correspondence between Kelly Van Den Heuvel and banks regarding bank accounts involved in the Green Box fraud scheme. Defendants claim that the BCSO seized medical records and children’s’ education records. To the extent such records reflected billing and payment information, they fell within the search warrant as potential evidence of how ill-gotten funds were spent. The affidavit expressly notes by way of example that one victim’s investment into Green Box was diverted to pay Kelly Van Den Heuvel’s dental bill.

3. 2107 American Blvd. (Patriot Tissue)

The building at 2107 American Boulevard housed Patriot Tissue, LLC, a Van Den Heuvel-controlled entity that converted paper rolls into tissue paper products. The search warrant affidavit stated that Patriot Tissue employees were paid by Green Box NA Green Bay, LLC, and that employees would occasionally move between various entities controlled by Van Den Heuvel. The affidavit further stated that documents related to Green Box NA Green Bay were located at the Patriot Tissue facility. Patriot Tissue was the only Van Den Heuvel entity that actually operated, producing and selling products.

Because Patriot Tissue was an operating business, the officers sought to minimize their search’s intrusiveness. The officers imaged, rather than seized, computers that may have relevant records. The officers encountered a large volume of Van Den Heuvel’s hard copy business and financial records. The officers made reasonable efforts to review the records and seize only records that fell within the search warrant. At one point, the officers determined that they had inadvertently seized several pallets of records that predated the search warrant’s December 31, 2010 limit, and so the officers returned those pallets the same day.

The officers also encountered an office and living quarters occupied by Attorney Ty Willihnganz. The officers took steps not to seize records related to any entities that were not associated with Van Den Heuvel. The officers then instituted procedures to segregate any materials that arguably contained privileged communications.

The search warrant return indicates that, in total, the officers seized 9 file boxes from the front office storeroom, 2 file boxes from Willinganz’s living quarters, a file box and paperwork from the front officer, and samples of oil/chemicals from a production room.

Given the probable cause to believe that Van Den Heuvel was operating a pervasively fraudulent enterprise, and given the large volume of records Van Den Heuvel maintained, the BCSO ultimately seized a large volume of records and stored them in a secure warehouse at the BCSO facility. The BCSO reviewed the seized materials as part of its investigation. Given the volume and complexity of the materials, as well as the BCSO’s limited resources, the review required a substantial amount of time.

In early 2015, the BCSO apprised the FBI that it was investigating Van Den Heuvel for the Green Box fraud scheme. At that time, the FBI was working with the FDIC to investigate Van Den Heuvel for the Horicon Bank fraud and allowed the BCSO to take the lead in investigating the Green Box fraud scheme. In late 2015, the FBI and the United States Attorney’s Office decided to investigate the Green Box fraud scheme actively, assigning prosecutors and case agents from the Milwaukee offices. The federal investigation into the Green Box fraud is continuing, although no charges have been filed to date.

As that federal investigation progressed into 2016, the FBI took the lead in processing the materials seized by the BCSO. In June 2016, the FBI devoted significant resources to completing review of the materials. The FBI segregated materials that could have significant evidentiary value for the Green Box fraud investigation from other materials that, although potentially relevant and properly seized within the search warrant, were not significant enough to retain. The FBI took custody of the significant materials and scanned them. The United States has provided them to defense counsel in discovery. Those retained materials totaled seven pallets and approximately 313,000 pages.

In late June 2016, the Brown County District Attorney initiated discussions with defense counsel, counsel for Green Box NA Green Bay, and the United States regarding the return of materials not being retained for evidentiary value. Discussions continued through July and August 2016, partly because Ronald Van Den Heuvel changed counsel and had to determine the proper parties to take custody of the material (e.g., Green Box versus Mr. Van Den Huevel). In August 2016, the BCSO returned to defendants the materials deemed not to have evidentiary value.

Courts have applied this “permeated by fraud” doctrine to approve of broad search warrants when there was probable cause to believe an enterprise was fraudulent. …

This doctrine applies here because the [July 2, 2015 Brown Co. Sheriff’s Office] affidavits establish ample cause to believe that Ronald Van Den Heuvel conducted his businesses through 
a long series of

To illustrate, following are facts asserted in the affidavits:

•  Mr. Van Den Heuvel made false representations to a series of investors to get them to make large investments in his Green Box enterprise …

•  Mr. Van Den Heuvel pledged the same collateral to multiple creditors …

•  Mr. Van Den Heuvel represented Green Box to be a functioning entity to possible investors when it was not

•  Money obtained from investors for Green Box was used by Mr. Van Den Heuvel for clearly personal expenses, not for stated purposes

•  Those expenditures included items like alimony to his ex-wife, payments on a house for his ex-wife, payments on a Green Bay Packers luxury box, and a trip Las Vegas

•  Mr. Van Den Heuvel directed his employees to make false accounting entries in order to mask his financial activities

•  In order to stall creditors, Mr. Van Den Heuvel wrote large checks that he knew had insufficient funds to cover them

•  He regularly withdrew money from his business entities for his own personal purposes

•  He inflated the value of his purported assets

•  He knowingly made false representations in a civil suit

•  Mr. Van Den Heuvel transferred titles to company vehicles to his son in law in order to use as collateral to obtain loans for Van Den Heuvel’s benefit

•  He took money out of the company but did not pay himself wages in order to avoid paying tax debts to the IRS

The affidavit makes clear that Mr. Van Den Heuvel ran his businesses as a fraudulent enterprise meant to finance his high-end lifestyle with other people’s money. As such, his businesses were permeated by fraud, thus justifying the seizing of all of his business records.

[A]lthough the Horicon Bank fraud was not the subject of the BCSO investigation, the BCSO was aware that the FDIC and FBI were investigating Piikkila and Ronald Van Den Heuvel for the Horicon Bank fraud. Consequently, as the BCSO officers came across documents related to the Horicon Bank fraud, the incriminating nature of the documents would have been apparent. By virtue of the plain-view doctrine, the BCSO officers were not required to ignore that incriminating evidence but could lawfully seize it.

[A]s detailed above, before the search warrant executions in July 2015, the federal investigation had already gathered the vast majority of the necessary evidence and information to prosecute the Horicon Bank fraud. Among its final investigative steps, the FDIC and FBI would have approached Van Den Heuvel directly, whether by subpoena or search warrant, for any additional evidence he had. It just so happened that the BCSO executed its search warrants first. If the [Brown County Sheriff’s Office] had not executed its search warrants, the federal investigators would have inevitably recovered the same documents from Van Den Heuvel directly

Similarly, for the [Patrick Hoffman] straw borrower fraud, key witnesses [Steve Huntington] and [Guy LoCasico]. had already described the fraud to the BCSO before the search warrant was executed. When federal officers later began investigating this scheme, they reviewed those witness statements and followed their leads, obtaining evidence from [Patrick Hoffman] and the financial institutions as independent sources.


For the reasons given above, and for reasons to be stated in subsequent briefing after the evidentiary hearing, the United States respectfully requests that the Court deny the defendants’ motions to suppress evidence and return property.

08/08/17 : August 8, 2017 Government’s Response to Defendant Wayde Mckelvy’s Motion to Dismiss Counts One Through Nine and to Strike Count Ten of t the Indictment, U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Pennsylvania, Case No. 2:15-cr-398-JHS, United States of America v. Troy Wragg, Amanda Knorr & Wayde McKelvy re: Mantria Corp. / EternaGreen Global / Speed of Wealth ‘Waste-to-Energy’ Pyrolysis Ponzi Scheme

The facts of the case, as alleged by the indictment, are quite simple. Co-defendants TROY WRAGG, AMANDA KNORR, and WAYDE MCKELVY raised $54 million in unregistered securities offerings for a company called Mantria, which they told investors earned substantial income from various real estate and green energy projects. In truth, Mantria was a Ponzi scheme which simply used new investor money to pay “earnings” to earlier investors. In order to raise the $54 million, WRAGG, KNORR, and MCKELVY made false statements to and omitted material facts from prospective investors. The false statements and material omissions are listed in the indictment. One of the key false statements and material omissions is the fact that MCKELVY told prospective investors that he did not make a “dime” off of their investment, when, in truth, WRAGG and KNORR were secretly wire transferring MCKELVY 10-15% of the new investor funds, totaling $6.2 million.

In his motion, defendant MCKELVY attempted an old and tired defense attorney tactic of attempting to [sow] confusion where none exists. His 33-page memorandum of incoherent and legally unsupported rambling is simply an attempt to try to use smoke and mirrors to convince this Court that somehow the indictment is legally insufficient when, by any legal standard, the indictment is beyond sufficient. To further attempt to [sow] confusion, the defendant adds legal issues irrelevant to the motion to dismiss, such a legal discussion of potential jury instructions. Strikingly, in his motion, defendant MCKELVY confessed that he made certain false statements to prospective investors, as alleged in the indictment, to induce them into investing in Mantria. Defendant MCKELVY further confessed in his motion that he lied to investors and told them that he did not make a “dime” off their investments in Mantria. This is the exact criminal conduct charged in the indictment. The defendant’s motion to dismiss the indictment, therefore, is a legally and factually unsupported effort to evade criminal responsibility for conduct which he freely admits in his motion.

Notably, in his motion, the defendant admitted that he made numerous false statements to prospective investors to induce them to invest in Mantria. The defendant also admitted that he lied to prospective investors when he told them he did not make a “dime” off their investments, as the indictment alleged that the defendant made $6.2 million which was secretly wired to him by co-defendants and co-conspirators TROY WRAGG and AMANDA KNORR. In his motion, the defendant conceded that these statements to investors were “materially false.” This is exactly the conduct for which the defendant is charged in the indictment. In making these admissions, the defendant admits that he is in fact guilty of the crimes charged. To suggest that the indictment should be dismissed when the defendant appears ready to admit the charged conduct is farcical.

Cutting and pasting all of the allegations from the 21-page Count One in each of the next nine counts does not confer any substantive rights or additional knowledge to the defendants – it is just a matter of killing more trees by turning a lengthy and descriptive 27-page indictment into an unwieldy and repetitive indictment in excess of 200 pages.

Respectfully submitted,
Acting United States Attorney
Assistant United States Attorney



08/10/17 : August 10, 2017 Defendant Wayde McKelvy’s Motion for Leave to File Reply Brief with Proposed Order including Reply Brief in Support of Defendant’s Motion to Compel the Production of Documents, U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Pennsylvania, Case No. 2:15-cr-398-JHS, United States of America v. Troy Wragg, Amanda Knorr & Wayde McKelvy re: Mantria Corp. / EternaGreen Global / Speed of Wealth ‘Waste-to-Energy’ Pyrolysis Ponzi Scheme

08/11/17 : August 11, 2017 Plaintiffs’ Proposed Findings of Fact, U.S. District Court / Eastern Wisconsin, Green Bay Division Case No. 14CV1203,  Tissue Technology LLC, Partners Concepts Development Inc., Oconto Falls Tissue Inc., and Tissue Product Technology Corp.  v.  TAK Investments LLC and Sharad Tak


  • August 11, 2017 Evidentiary Hearing Minutes, U.S. District Court, Eastern District of Wisconsin, Docket No. 16-CR-64,  United States of America  v.  Ronald H. Van Den Heuvel, Paul Piikkila, and Kelly Van Den Heuvel

08/14/17 : August 14, 2017 Order granting Wayde McKelvy’s Unopposed Motion to Modify Conditions of Pretrial Release, U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Pennsylvania, Case No. 2:15-cr-398-JHS,  United States of America  v.  Troy Wragg, Amanda Knorr & Wayde McKelvy re: Mantria Corp. / EternaGreen Global / Speed of Wealth ‘Waste-to-Energy’ Pyrolysis Ponzi Scheme

08/15/17 : August 15, 2017 Notice of Pre-Trial Motion Hearing set for Tuesday, September 12, 2017 (rescheduled from August 21, 2017), U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Pennsylvania, Case No. 2:15-cr-398-JHS, United States of America v. Troy Wragg, Amanda Knorr & Wayde McKelvy re: Mantria Corp. / EternaGreen Global / Speed of Wealth ‘Waste-to-Energy’ Pyrolysis Ponzi Scheme


08/16/17 : August 16, 2017 Defendant Kelly Van Den Heuvel’s Unopposed Motion to Extend time to August 25, 2017 to file reply briefs to the Government’s responses to the pretrial motions, U.S. District Court, Eastern District of Wisconsin, Docket No. 16-CR-64,  United States of America  v.  Ronald H. Van Den Heuvel, Paul Piikkila, and Kelly Van Den Heuvel

08/17/17 : August 17, 2017
Complaint and Exhibits

U.S. District Court for the Northern District of New York, Case No. 5:17-cv-913,  
Oneida Indian Nation of New York  v.  United States Department of the Interior  [86 pages]

3.  The [Oneida Indian Nation of New York] sues the Department [of the Interior] under the Administrative Procedure Act to overturn a series of final agency actions taken during the previous administration. By those actions, the United States first gave federal approval to and then federally recognized the change of name of the Oneida Tribe of Indians of Wisconsin (“the Wisconsin tribe”) to Oneida Nation,
causing confusion with 
and damaging
Oneida Indian Nation of NY]. The last of the challenged agency actions – the Department’s decision to change the Wisconsin tribe’s federally recognized name that is published in the Federal Register in the official list of federally recognized tribes – appears to have been approved by a Department official who was a member of and a former attorney for that Wisconsin tribe who thus had a disqualifying conflict of interest….

5.  As a result of the Department’s approval and recognition actions, the Wisconsin tribe is now claiming legal rights in the Oneida Nation nameThe Wisconsin tribe also is insisting that [Oneida Indian Nation of NY] has lost trademark rights in the Oneida Nation name and more generally has now lost the right even to refer to itself as the Oneida Nation, a name by which the [Oneida Indian Nation of NY] has been known. 

7.  The Department decided, without regard to any other facts, to automatically accept – for purposes of federal law and federal recognition – the decision of the Wisconsin tribe to change its name. By abdicating its duty to make an independent federal decision before federally approving and recognizing the name change, the Department entirely yielded federal decision-making responsibility to the Wisconsin tribe.

10.  Unless the Department’s actions are set aside, the potential for damage and unfairness to Indian tribes – and chaos – is enormous. Many tribes share common histories and have similar names and now are susceptible to the same misappropriation of identity that the [Oneida Indian Nation of New York] has suffered. … 

C.  Previous Efforts of the Wisconsin Tribe to Pass Itself Off in New York as the [Oneida Indian Nation of New York]

26.  Beginning in the 1990s, the Wisconsin tribe sought to interfere in [Oneida Indian Nation of New York’s] affairs and to claim [OINNY]’s rights. For example, the Wisconsin tribe claimed an interest in revenues from the [Oneida Indian Nation of NY]’s casino in New York, claimed rights in the [Oneida Indian Nation of NY]’s reservation in New York, and asserted the power to settle the [Oneida Indian Nation of NY]’s land claim against the State of New York (then pending in the Northern District of New York). 

27.  The Wisconsin tribe also formed an entity that it named the “Oneida Preservation Committee,” which was named and acted to materially mislead the public into believing it was [an Oneida Indian Nation of NY] entity working in New York on behalf of the [OINNY]. The Committee was headed by a Wisconsin tribal official.

28.  By confusing the public, causing it to believe that the Committee was the [Oneida Indian Nation of New York], and then intensifying local hostility to [OINNY] by threatening the [Oneida Nation of New York]’s non-Indian neighbors with the loss of their lands, the Wisconsin tribe intended for the Committee to pressure [OINNY] to settle its land claim case. The Committee flooded the area in and around the Oneida reservation in central New York with adversarial mailings and radio ads, knowing that references to Oneida, the Nation and Oneida Nation would be universally understood to refer to the [Oneida Indian Nation of New York]. Specifically, the Committee:

a.  used the tribal name “Oneida,” omitting any Wisconsin reference;

b.  falsely stated in writing that “[t]he Oneida Preservation Committee is charged by the [Oneida Indian Nation of NY] with working out a settlement that will not displace current residents”;

c.  used stationery with a logo that mimicked the [Oneida Indian Nation of NY] logo;

d.  used stationery with “New York” printed on it and used a New York return address and a New York postmark on mailings; and

e.  stated in mailings that the committee spoke for “the Oneidas,” “the Oneida people” and “the people of the Oneida Nation.”

29.  After a mid-1994 mailing, the [Oneida Indian Nation of NY] filed suit to stop the impersonation.

30.  The Committee settled by agreeing to a “JUDGMENT AND PERMANENT CONSENT ORDER” that the court entered. The order applied to the Committee, its chair and “all other persons acting under them or on their behalf” and requires them, among other things, to use the following disclaimer in future documents and radio advertisements: “The Oneida Preservation Committee is not affiliated with or approved by the Oneida Indian Nation of New York.” The order required the disclaimer on any document or radio advertisement using the terms: “Oneida Nation,” “Oneida Indian Nation,” “Oneida Preservation Committee,” “the Oneida People,” “the Oneidas,” “the people of the Oneida Nation” and “the Oneida Indians.”

D.  The Wisconsin Tribe’s Subsequent Strategy to Misappropriate and Assume the Oneida Nation Name Nationally

31.  More recently, the Wisconsin tribe sought to misappropriate the historic Oneida Nation name and identity and to be something other than the Oneida Tribe of Indians of Wisconsin. Misappropriating the historic Oneida Nation name and eliminating any reference to Wisconsin is intended to convey the false message that the Oneida Nation actually left New York and now resides in Wisconsin and that the [Oneida Indian Nation of NY] on its reservation in New York is an offshoot of a true Oneida Nation that is located in Wisconsin. It also confuses the public and siphons away the goodwill that the [Oneida Indian Nation of New York] has created in its business and governmental relations.

32.  The Wisconsin tribe wanted a federal imprimatur to be placed on the new name and to have the United States change the name by which the United States officially recognizes the Wisconsin tribe.

33.  To that end, on November 10, 2010, the Wisconsin tribe’s government passed a resolution requesting that the Secretary of the Interior conduct a Secretarial election in which the tribe’s members could vote to amend the tribe’s constitution in several ways, including changing the tribal name from “Oneida Tribe of Indians of Wisconsin” to “Oneida Nation.” A Secretarial election is a federal election conducted by the Secretary of the Interior pursuant to federal regulations set forth in 25 C.F.R. Part 81. See 25 U.S.C. § 5123 (governs Secretarial approval of amendment of tribal constitutions).

34.  By letter dated January 19, 2011, the Wisconsin tribe submitted the resolution to the Midwest Regional Office of the BIA and sought a decision by the Department to conduct a Secretarial election regarding the name change.

46.  The Department appears to have acted under the direction of and notwithstanding the conflict of interest of the Acting Assistant Secretary. The Federal Register indicates that the revised list was published by or under the authority of “Lawrence S. Roberts, Acting Assistant Secretary – Indian Affairs.” 81 Fed. Reg. 26826 (May 4, 2016) …(bold and italics omitted); see 82 Fed. Reg. 4915, 4917 (Jan. 17, 2017) (most recent published list, under Mr. Roberts’ name, republishing Wisconsin tribe’s changed name). In 2016, the [Oneida Indian Nation of New York / OINNY], by counsel, made FOIA requests to the Department in Washington, D.C. for documents regarding Mr. Roberts’ recusal from decisions regarding the May 4, 2016 list. The Department neither produced documents nor indicated that it had no responsive documents.

47.  Mr. [Larry] Roberts, who served during the prior administration and left the Department on January 20, 2017, could not be a neutral decision-maker. He is a member of the Wisconsin tribewhich had included Mr. Roberts’ name in a list provided to the Department in connection with the name-change election, titled “Final List of Registered Voters for the May 2, 2015 Secretarial Election Amending the Constitution and Bylaws of the Oneida Tribe of Indians of Wisconsin.” As a lawyer in private practice, Mr. Roberts had previously represented his tribe and had reason to believe he would continue to do so after leaving government service and returning to private practice. His interests could be substantially affected by the decision to change or not to change the name by which the United States officially recognizes his tribe, and his impartiality in the matter would reasonably be questioned.


WHEREFORE, the Oneida Indian Nation [of New York] prays for entry of judgment:

1.  Declaring to be unlawful and setting aside the Acting Assistant Secretary’s decision to list the Oneida Tribe of Indians of Wisconsin as “Oneida Nation” in the May 4, 2016, Federal Register list of federally recognized Indian tribes and in subsequent lists;

2.  Declaring to be unlawful and setting aside the Midwest Region’s earlier decisions to permit and approve the Wisconsin tribe’s constitutional name-change amendment;

3.  Enjoining the Department from approving “Oneida Nation” as the name of the Wisconsin tribe or from listing that tribe as “Oneida Nation” in the official list published by the Department in the Federal Register;

4.  Remanding the foregoing matters to the Department for proper administrative consideration, if the Court determines that the agency’s decisions are invalid only for reasons of lack of notice, process, reasoned explanation or absence of a neutral decision-maker; and

5.  Awarding the Oneida Indian Nation [of New York] such other and further relief to which it may be entitled at law or in equity or as may otherwise be just and proper.


For the record: Secretary Lisa Summers stated Cristina (Danforth) was taking her oath of office for two boards and it was for the Commission on Aging and the Gaming Commission.




08/18/17 : August 18, 2017 Defendant Ronald Van Den Heuvel’s Motion to Extend Time to August 25, 2017 to file reply briefs to the Government’s responses to the pretrial motions, U.S. District Court, Eastern District of Wisconsin, Docket No. 16-CR-64,  United States of America  v.  Ronald H. Van Den Heuvel, Paul Piikkila, and Kelly Van Den Heuvel

08/21/17 : Law360.com: Interior Dept. Sued Over Wisconsin Oneidas’ Name Change


In any event, ACTI did not respond to or put forth any evidence to contest the following facts presented by CH2E in the Motion—meaning that the Court should deem them admitted:

• As early as November 1, 2013, CH2E [Nevada, LLC] contacted ACTI [American Combustion Technologies of California, Inc.] to notify it that the Equipment was suffering from numerous defects and not operating at the warranted levels.

• ACTI represented that it could fix the defects in a manner that would enable the Equipment to operate at the promised levels, and, on multiple occasions between November 1, 2013 and October 31, 2014, ACTI replaced and redesigned various components of the Equipment.

None of ACTI’s attempted repairs, replacements or redesigns succeeded in fixing the individual defects in the Equipment or in bringing the Equipment into a state where it could process at the warranted levels.

• After ACTI could not fix the Equipment, CH2E incurred over $2 million in costs paid to third parties in its attempt to cure the defective and non-conforming Equipment.

ACTI’s only defenses are that its principal does not remember specific requests related to each of the costs CH2E incurred, and arguments by counsel that it is possible that CH2E incurred these costs because of how it purportedly operated the Equipment. ACTI presents no admissible evidence to support either of these “defenses.”

08/22/17 : VNReview.com:  Báo Anh: người Mỹ đừng vội mừng về khoản đầu tư 10 tỷ USD của Foxconn
‘Americans, Do not Hurry for Foxconn’s $ 10 Billion Investment’
by Văn Hoàn

Chủ tịch của Foxconn, Terry Gou, bên trái và Thống đốc Scott Walker giữ lá cờ Wisconsin để chào mừng thương vụ đầu tư trị giá 10 tỷ USD của công ty để xây dựng nhà máy tấm nền màn hình ở Wisconsin (ảnh: TheGuardian)

Theo báo Anh TheGuardian, thông báo của gã khổng lồ Đài Loan Foxconn rằng họ sẽ xây dựng một cơ sở sản xuất màn hình LCD ở Wisconsin có giá trị khoảng 10 tỷ USD đã được chào đón một cách khá là “nồng hậu”. Tuy nhiên, bang này có một lịch sử đầy rắc rối trong các vấn đề phát triển kinh tế, và công ty Foxconn, nhà cung cấp cho Apple, Google, Amazon và nhiều gã khổng lồ công nghệ khác, cũng không mấy thành công trong việc hoàn thành lời hứa của mình. Các tờ báo nên báo động thì hơn.

Thương vụ này dự kiến sẽ tạo ra 13.000 việc làm trong 6 năm để đổi lại khoảng 3 tỷ USD tiền trợ cấp cho công nhân. Chỉ có 3000 việc làm tới ngay lập tức. Hơn nữa, tờ Washington Post đã từng đưa tin rằng Foxconn thường không giữ được lời hứa về việc làm ấy. Vào năm 2013, công ty tuyên bố sẽ thuê 500 nhân viên và đầu tư 30 triệu USD vào Pennsylvania. Kế hoạch này đã nhanh chóng bị gạt bỏ.

Thống đốc bang Wisconsin, Scott Walker, được bầu vào năm 2010 trong một chiến dịch cam kết sẽ mang lại 250.000 việc làm cho người dân. Cho đến nay ông vẫn chưa thực hiện được. Một dự án thành công với Foxconn sẽ là một bước tiến quan trọng trong việc sửa chữa thanh danh đã bị tổn hại của ông.

Vào cuối tháng 7, ông đã có lời phản bác tới những người nghi ngờ dự án này. Tại một điểm dừng ở Eau Claire khi ông đi vòng quanh bang để thúc đẩy thỏa thuận, Thống đốc cho biết: “Có rất nhiều người ở đó đang tranh nhau để đưa ra một lý do không thích dự án này. Tôi có thể nói với bạn, đó là điều bình thường nhưng tôi nghĩ rằng họ nên cút đi thì hơn.”

Dự án này không chỉ là một chiến thắng lớn của Walker, mà còn của Chủ tịch Hạ viện Paul Ryan – khu vực của ông nhiều khả năng sẽ là nơi nhà máy được xây dựng – và cả Tổng thống Donald Trump. Trong một buổi họp báo, một quan chức chính quyền cấp cao đã chia sẻ rằng thông báo của Foxconn là “có nhiều ý nghĩa” vì “nó là một cột mốc quan trọng trong việc đem lại công nghệ sản xuất tiên tiến, đặc biệt là trong lĩnh vực điện tử tới Mỹ”.

Ông Trump đã kêu gọi các công nhân bị ảnh hưởng bởi sự sụt giảm sản xuất của Mỹ trong chiến dịch của ông, với lời hứa “làm cho nước Mỹ vĩ đại trở lại” (Make America great again). Ông đã chỉ ra những giao dịch thương mại tồi tệ là một lý do quan trọng đối với các vấn đề kinh tế của đất nước và ông có thể làm tốt hơn.

Tổng thống đã phát biểu tại Nhà Trắng: “Nếu như tôi không đắc cử, Foxconn chắc chắn sẽ không chi 10 tỷ USD”. Ông Ryan cho rằng tuyên bố này đã cho thấy cam kết “thúc đẩy việc sản xuất của Mỹ và đem lại nhiều việc làm cho đất nước” của ông Trump.

Các lời khẳng định lớn đã được đưa ra. Ông Trump trả lời báo Mỹ Wall Street Journal rằng Apple sẽ xây 3 nhà máy ở Mỹ. Walker đặt tên cho khu vực mà các nhà máy của Foxconn sẽ được xây nên ở đó là “Thung lũng Wisconsin”.

Tuy nhiên, trang tin Yahoo Finance đã chỉ ra rằng Foxconn có sử dụng robot. Vì vậy, người dân Wisconsin sẽ có ít cơ hội việc làm hơn họ mong đợi. Điều kiện của người lao động tại các nhà máy lớn của Foxconn ở Trung Quốc thì gây nhiều tranh cãi, đơn cử là nhà máy Longhua nổi tiếng đã phải trải qua một loạt các vụ tự tử của công nhân.

Nhân viên trong nhà máy Longhua của Foxconn (ảnh: TheGuardian)

Jennifer Shilling, một thượng nghị sĩ đảng Dân chủ bang Wisconsin, đã công khai chỉ trích dự án này. Bà nói: “Điểm mấu chốt là công ty này có lịch sử đưa ra những thông báo lớn nhưng lại không thực hiện được. Tôi hoài nghi về dự án này và chúng ta sẽ phải xem xem liệu có tồn tại sự thèm muốn lập pháp về gói phúc lợi doanh nghiệp trị giá 1-đến-3 tỷ USD hay không”.

Cơ quan lập pháp Wisconsin bị kiểm soát bởi đảng Cộng hòa. Họ sẽ không cần sự đồng ý của lưỡng đảng để thông qua những khoản trợ cấp mà nhiều khả năng là nằm ngoài quá trình ngân sách đó.

Những câu chuyện cảnh báo

Các thỏa thuận đầu tư của Foxconn ở Indonesia, Ấn Độ, Việt Nam và Brazil đều thất bại. Ví dụ, ở Ấn Độ, năm 2014 công ty này đã hứa sẽ đầu tư 5 tỷ USD trong 5 năm, tạo ra 50.000 việc làm. Theo tờ Washington Post, con số thực tế thấp hơn rất nhiều. Các mối lo ngại về an toàn tại nơi làm việc cũng sẽ cản trở dự án Wisconsin; luật “quyền được làm việc” mới đây sẽ ảnh hưởng đến những quan hệ người lao động – công ty.

Các tài liệu báo chí cho hay, nhà máy Wisconsin, dự kiến sẽ có diện tích gấp 3 lần Lầu Năm Góc, sẽ là một trong những khoản đầu tư nước ngoài lớn nhất trong lịch sử Mỹ, trong việc tạo ra việc làm.

Mức lương trung bình được đưa ra, cộng với phúc lợi, là 53.000 USD. Văn phòng Thượng viện bang Wisconsin và Walker đã không đưa ra được phản hồi nào cho câu hỏi những loại công việc nào sẽ xuất hiện và lao động cần có kĩ năng gì. Foxconn, hãng sản xuất màn hình và lắp ráp điện thoại và máy tính, được biết đến nhiều nhất nhờ iPhone.

Công ty Phát triển Kinh tế Wisconsin (WEDC) là một thành viên của thương vụ Foxconn. Trong suốt cuộc chạy đua tổng thống của Walker, nó đã bị bóp méo bởi những câu hỏi về các khoản vay thất bại. Nhà kinh tế và nhà tài trợ của đảng Cộng hòa Ron Van Den Heuvel đã bị truy tố vì đã vay mượn 700.000 đô la từ một ngân hàng địa phương. Nhiều tháng sau khi WEDC được thành lập vào năm 2011, cơ quan này, sau đó được dẫn dắt bởi Walker, đã cho ông vay hơn 1,2 triệu đô la, mà không cần kiểm tra lý lịch.

Tương tự, khoản thuế tín dụng sản xuất và thuế nông nghiệp của tiểu bang đã bị chỉ trích một cách nặng nề, gần như “quét sạch toàn bộ thuế thu nhập cho các hãng sản xuất công nghiệp và nông nghiệp”.

6 tiểu bang được cho là đã thương lượng với Foxconn. Nhằm mục đích giảm thuế tài sản và chi phí đào tạo nghề, Joe Peacock thuộc Dự án Ngân sách Wisconsin (WBP) đã cảnh báo rằng tổng chi phí để chiến thắng cuộc đua có thể vượt quá 3 tỷ USD. Các hợp đồng tương tự, ông nói, thường kết thúc như là một “trò chơi tổng 0” cho các tiểu bang.

Phát biểu trong cuộc thảo luận một ngày sau khi thỏa thuận được công bố, Walker đã nói “Sự thu hồi những khoản trợ cấp không đúng đối tượng” và “các biện pháp bảo vệ” đang được thực hiện. “Trách nhiệm của tôi chính là bảo vệ người đóng thuế của tiểu bang”, ông tuyên bố.

According to Google Translate:

Americans, Do not Hurry for Foxconn’s $ 10 Billion Investment
by Văn Hoàn – VNReview.com

According to TheGuardian, the Taiwanese giant Foxconn announced that it will build a $10 billion LCD panel manufacturing facility in Wisconsin that has been warmly welcomed. However, the state has a troubled history of economic development problems, and Foxconn, the supplier to Apple, Google, Amazon and many other technology giants, have been unsuccessful in the fulfillment of his promise. Newspapers should be more alert.

The deal is expected to generate 13,000 jobs in six years in return for about $3 billion in employee benefits. Only 3000 jobs come immediately. Moreover, the Washington Post has reported that Foxconn often does not keep the promise of doing so. By 2013, the company claims to employ 500 employees and invest $30 million in Pennsylvania. This plan was quickly dismissed.

Wisconsin Governor Scott Walker was elected in 2010 in a committed campaign that will bring 250,000 jobs to the people. So far he has not done it yet. A successful project with Foxconn will be an important step in repairing his damaged reputation.

By the end of July, he had his objections to people suspected of the project. At a stop in Eau Claire as he traveled around the state to push for an agreement, the governor said, “There are a lot of people there fighting to give a reason for dislike the project. It’s normal for you, but I think they should go away.”

This project is not only a big win for Walker, but also the Speaker of the House of Representatives Paul Ryan – his area will most likely be where the plant was built – and both President Donald Trump. At a press conference, a senior government official shared that Foxconn’s announcement was “meaningful” because “it was a milestone in bringing advanced, specialized manufacturing technology [jobs] in the electronics field to the US.”

Mr. Trump has called on workers affected by the decline in US production in his campaign, with the promise of “America great again.” He pointed to bad trading as an important reason for the country’s economic problems and could do better.

“If I’m not elected, Foxconn will certainly not spend $10 billion,” he told the White House. Ryan said the statement showed commitment to “promoting US manufacturing and bringing jobs to the country” by Mr. Trump.

Great assertions have been made. Trump told the Wall Street Journal that Apple would build three plants in the United States. Walker named the area where Foxconn’s factories would be built there, the “Wisconsin Valley.”

However, the Yahoo Finance site has indicated that Foxconn uses robots. Therefore, Wisconsin people will have f job opportunities than they expect. The condition of workers at Foxconn’s big factories in China is controversial, f example the well-known Longhua factory has experienced a series of suicides of workers.

Jennifer Shilling, a Democrat from Wisconsin, publicly criticized the project. “The bottom line is that this company a history of making big announcements but it’s not working, I’m skeptical about this project and we’ll have to see if there’s a legislative craving. about a $1-to-3 billion enterprise benefit package.”

The Wisconsin legislature is controlled by the Republican Party. They will not need bipartisan approval to pass [grants?] that are likely to be out of the budget process.


Foxconn’s investment agreements in Indonesia, India, Vietnam and Brazil failed. For example, in India in 2014, the company promised to invest $5 billion over five years, creating 50,000 jobs.

According to the Washington Post, the actual numbers are much lower. Safety concerns in the workplace will also hamper the Wisconsin project; Recent “right to work” laws will affect employee relations [at] the company.

Newspaper articles say the Wisconsin plant, which is expected to be three times the size of the Pentagon, will be of the largest foreign investments in US history to create jobs.

The average wage offered, plus welfare, is $53,000. The Wisconsin Senate and Walker Office did not provide an feedback on what types of jobs would occur and what skills should be employed. Foxconn, the maker of monitors and assembled phones and computers, is best known for its iPhone.

Wisconsin Economic Development Corporation (WEDC) is a member [partner?] of Foxconn. During Walker’s presidential race was distorted by questions about failed loans. Republican economist and donor Ron Van Den Heuvel has been indicted for borrowing $700,000 from a local bank. Many months after the WEDC was established in 2011, the agency, then led by Walker, lent him over $1.2 million, without a background check.

Similarly, the state’s production tax and agricultural taxes have been severely criticized, almost “wiping out the e income tax on industrial and agricultural producers.”

Six states are said to have negotiated with Foxconn. For the purpose of reducing property taxes and vocational training costs, the Wisconsin Budget Project (WBP) Joe Peacock has warned that the total cost of winning the race could exceed $3 billion. The same contract, he said, often ends up as a “total game 0” for the states.

Speaking in the discussion a day after the deal was announced, Walker said, “The recovery of subsidies is not the right target” and “protection measures” are being implemented. “My responsibility is to protect the state taxpayer,” he said.



Below is an excerpt of the September 9, 2015 Joint Legislative Audit Committee meeting regarding Gov. Scott Walker’s Wisconsin Economic Development Corporation’s loans to companies like Ron Van Den Heuvel’s Green Box NA, about which Fmr. WI State Sen. Julie Lassa said:

[WEDC] had invited Green Box as late as this year to participate in a ‘trade trip’ to Tanzania, even though Green Box is being investigated and it might be something like a Ponzi scheme or a check-kiting organization.


08/24/17 :




  • Tissue Products Technology Corp. changed Registered Agent to Ron Van Den Heuvel; TPTC was Organized w/ WDFI on 12/11/01 as Oconto Falls Tissue Technologies, Inc, but changed names 02/04/02; Registered Agent also changed on 04/11/07, and 05/20/09, and 11/11/14
  • Tissue Technology, LLC changed Registered Agent to Ron Van Den Heuvel; TTL was organized 04/17/06; Registered Agent also changed on 05/19/09, and 06/29/15
    According to Advisory Notes provided to Oneida Eye by fmr. OBC Chair Ed Delgado‘s ‘Elder Advisor’ Yvonne Metivier:

Oneida Energy, Inc. (BIA can get $ back)
Oneida Recycling, LLC (BIA cannot get $)

4. Investors and Shareholders
     (who will have oversite?)
     Must disclose under GTC Directive


In 2007, Glory [LLC / OSGC] allowed Nature’s Way [Tissue] Corporation to switch to be TTL, LLC. That way Artley [Skenandore Jr.] et al [i.e. Ron Van Den Heuvel & Steven Peters] could not have personal assets attached for repayment as a corporation, but as an LLC could only have the business’ assets attached. [OSGC CEO] Kevin Cornelius et al plan to do the same with Oneida Energy, Inc. switch to Oneida Recycling [Solutions], LLC.

Highly Suspect


According to WDFI.org, Oneida Recycling Solutions, LLC was Organized on 01/12/10 and officially Dissolved on 05/29/17;
Principal Office: 1239 Flight-Way Dr., De Pere, WI 54115-9596; 
Registered Agent: Kevin I. Cornelius


Pursuant to Circuit Rule 33, briefing in this appeal is
pending further court order.


















•  ESTR, INC. /

•  VHC, INC.

The complaint also alleges that Woodside followed H&K’s recommendation to hire [Midwest] Engineering Services [Inc.] and Environmental Systems Technology & Research (ESTR) to design and install a wastewater treatment system to meet state Department of Natural Resources’ permit requirements.

The suit claims that neither company disclosed that ESTR planned to use a proprietary wastewater system, invented and patented by an ESTR principal, Gaylen LaCrosse, that later failed to meet DNR requirements.

The proprietary system had no track record of approval by state regulators for the planned application and was more expensive than other systems already backed and recommended by the DNR, the complaint alleges.

In addition, the complaint alleges that the companies attempted to hide that the proposed wastewater system had run afoul of DNR regulators and that H&K later incorrectly claimed that the [DNR] had issued the needed permit and that the company had also obtained related loans and grants.

ESTR later allegedly hired Midwest Engineering Services (MES) to assist with obtaining the DNR permit without notifying Woodside, according to the complaint.

The employee MES assigned to the project, Jeffrey Fischer, had previously surrendered his state license to work as a professional geologist after felony fraud convictions related to the state’s Petroleum Environmental Cleanup-up Fund and had no expertise in wastewater systems, the suit claims.

The suit also claims that H&K was negligent in not disclosing that a company executive, Terry Gaouette, had pleaded guilty to falsifying financial records of the Milwaukee Public Museum when he served as a top museum executive.

From the September 2016 issue of Plastics Engineering SPE Magazine:
















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As It Happens

January 2018
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