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Tuesday, October 28, 2014

OHIO STATE TRUSTEES APPROVE CRONY INVESTMENTS IN JPMORGAN AND FACEBOOK WHILE ABUSING THEIR MARCHING BAND & SOCIAL NETWORKING INVENTOR

Drake & Steinmetz given $100 million discretionary, unaccountable "blank check" investing authority in first months on the job

Contributing Writers | Opinion | AMERICANS FOR INNOVATION  | Oct. 28, 2014, updated Nov. 07 | PDF
Nov. 7, 2014 News Update—The Federal Circuit just issued a reprimand of California attorney Edward R. Reines of the Weil Gotshal LLP law firm, the appeals attorney who traded on his insider relationship with disgraced former chief judge Randall R. Rader. Given the court's chummy relationships with the law firms and lawyers who make daily pilgrimages to Lafeyette Square across from the White House, little can be gleaned from this anomolous event, other than they were shamed into it. This is a case of the pot calling the kettle black. Three of the judges who signed the reprimand are the three judges in the Leader v. Facebook appeal. These judges, Kimberly A. Moore, Alan D. Lourie and Evan J. Wallach, failed then refused when compelled to disclose their mountains of Facebook interests during the Leader appeal, including their relationships to Weil Gotshal LLP (former Moore client), Reines and Facebook's appeals attorney, Thomas G. Hungar, Gibson Dunn LLP. Arguably, these judges' offenses are a much more agregious breach of the Code of Conduct ethics rules than Reines' silly BFF (Best Friends Forever) email that got Chief Judger Rader fired. Click here for the Reines Reprimand Only (1MB). Click here for the Reines Reprimand with full public Exhibits (28MB ). These same judges march to JPMorgan's tune, hold several mountains of JPMorgan Chase stock, yet pretend impartiality in inventor Dr. Lakshmi Arunachalam's case currently.
Bank One CEO Jamie Dimon speaks at the Seventh Annual Microsoft CEO Summit at the company's headquarters in Redmond, Washington, on May 21, 2003
Fig. 1—Jamie Dimon, now JPMorgan CEO and Ohio State partner, spoke at Microsoft on May 21, 2003, just after The Eclipse Foundation released Leader Technologies' and Dr. Arunachalam's invention to JPMorgan collaborators, including Facebook. JPMorgan is a client of OSU Trustee President Jeffrey Wadsworth's McBee Strategic lobbyist who is promoting a federalization of higher education called MOOC (Massive Open Online Court).
Photo: Anthony Bolante/Reuters.
Oct. 30 Update
Ohio State donor JPMorgan and federal judges collude to feed innovation to cronies
Yesterday, Dr. Lakshmi Arunachalam filed a reply to JPMorgan in the Federal Circuit Court in Washington D.C. (the sole patent appeals court). She chronicles a sordid history of collusion between JPMorgan and the court's judges. She exposes the "legalized judicial piracy" underway in America by hiding judicial holdings in deep-pocketed infringers under mutual funds euphamistically named "safe harbor" blankets. JPMorgan's misconduct figures prominently in all three cases covered by this blog: (1) Leader Technologies' patents, (2) Dr. Arunachalam's patents and (3) the OSU Marching Band abuse. Given the kid-glove $13b treatment that JPMorgan just received from U.S. Attorney General Eric H. Holder for the bank's central role in the 2008 banking collapse, JPMorgan appears to run the U.S. justice system— rewarding hip-pocket judges with insider stock tips. Click here to read Dr. Arunachalam's filing (18.5 MB w/ Exhibits).
The Shame of the Buckeyes - The OSU Board of Trustees & Administration
Fig. 1—The Shame of the Buckeyes,The OSU Board of Trustees & Administration. In their Aug. 29, 2014 meeting they approved unprecedented $100 million investing privileges to newly-appointed officers Michael V. Drake and Joseph A. Steinmetz, men who have failed to disclose their personal holdings and other conflicts of interest in violation of the law and their oaths of office. These are the same men who had just fired beloved OSU Marching Band Director Jon Waters on a fabricated Title IX pretext which cleared the way for the U.S. Dept. of Education to magically absolve OSU of all Title IX sins under investigation. The elephant in the room question asked by the likes of Charles Barkley: Would this have occured if Jon Waters was black?
Illustration: Americans For Innovation.

(Oct. 28, 2014)—On Aug. 29, 2014, four weeks after firing OSU Marching Band director Jon Waters on a Title IX pretext, the Ohio State trustees approved sweeping changes to OSU investment policy.

According to the 440 pages of meeting minutes (originally 50 MB; we compressed to 16 MB), the OSU trustees voted to give newly-installed President Michael V. Drake and newly-installed Provost Joseph A. Steinmetz broad authority to invest up to $100 million per investment. They also placed newly-installed trustee, Alex R. Fischer, on the finance committee along with trustee president Jeffrey Wadsworth, Fischer's boss from Battelle Memorial Institute.

Buried on page 436, the trustees approved investing in three indexes: 60% in Morgan Stanley’s MSCI index, 30% in Barclays’ U.S. Aggregate Bond index and 10% in the Consumer Price Index.

Ohio State Trustees authority to spend up to $100 million
New, Oct. 29, 2014—Fig. 2—The Ohio State Trustees secretly (without public comment) gave newly-appointed President Michael V. Drake and newly-appointed Provost Joseph A. Steinmetz signing authority to invest up to $100 million per investment "at their discretion" at their Aug. 29, 2014 meeting while a public protest at the firing of band director Jon Waters broiled outside, forcing the trustees to give spokesman Gary Leppla, a band alum and Dayton attorney, five minutes to express their grievance. Others wanted to speak, including parents of bandsmen, but the trustees walked out. See The Lantern coverage. Source: Ohio State Trustees Aug. 29, 2014 Meeting Minutes, p. 228 of 440 pgs. (16 MB).
CPA analysis of Aug. 29, 2014 OSU Trustee Investing Authority to Drake / Steinmetz labels it an unaccountable "Blank Check"

New, Oct. 29, 2014AFI investigators reached out today to an experienced certified public accountant for an evaluation of the page 228 investing authority in Fig. 2 above. Click here for the CPA Opinion Letter.

Ironically, despite their concurrent lack of ethics in the Jon Waters affair, they got religion and promised “no conflicts of interest or perceptions of conflicts of interest when making investment decisions” (p. 229). They violated this pledge the moment they voiced it.

What is a conflict of interest?

A public official has a conflict if he could benefit personally by decisions favorable to one side or the other in the matter. In such circumstances, the right thing to do is to disclose the conflict and disqualify himself from that decision. This helps insure that the decision benefits those he serves, and not himself, his friends, family or close relationships.

Trustees approved investments in Wadsworth's McBee Strategic clients who are also OSU contractors

Jeffrey Wadsworth, OSU Trustee President; CEO, Battelle Memorial Institute
Fig. 3—Jeffrey Wadsworth, President, The Ohio State University Board of Trustees; CEO, Battelle Memorial Institute. Wadsworth's lobbyist, McBee Strategic, has 16 contracts with Ohio State. Before coming to Battelle, Wadsworth had no prior ties to Ohio, Ohio State or the Big 10; neither did Michael V. Drake. Their ties are all in California, LLNL, Univ. of Calif., Stanford.
Photo: The Columbus Dispatch.
The Great Mutual Fund Scam
"Pay no attention to that stock behind the mutual fund curtain"
Dorthy and the Wizard of Oz curtain
Source: The Wizard of Oz, MGM

The OSU Trustees try to avoid telling the public about their crony investments by hiding behind “indexes.” Perhaps the biggest lie of the century is the notion that a public official can invest in a mutual fund that contains the stock he is interested in, and then avoid disclosing that holding when the company he is invested in comes before him in a public matter. If this were true, then the only conflicts that would have to be disclosed would be matters directly involving mutual funds. It is a silly notion that lawyers, politicians and bureaucrats have used to line their pockets with insider tips to grow rich while they are in office.

Closer analysis of the fund indexes reveals that the trustees approved all of McBee Strategic’s clients who are Ohio State contractors for investing. McBee Strategic is Jeffrey Wadsworth’s lobbying firm at Battelle Memorial Institute.

Any trustee who holds stock in any of the indexes funds approved had a duty to disclose that conflict and recuse himself from a decision in favor of that index.

The trustees conflicts of interest in selecting the Morgan Stanley and Barclay's indexes are many.

Wadsworth takes his orders from JPMorgan, Citigroup & Facebook

Chief among Wadsworth's cronies are JPMorgan, Citigroup and Facebook. These two banks are currently embroiled in a patent infringement battle with Internet pioneer, Dr. Lakshmi Arunachalam. Dr. Arunachalam is former director of network architecture for Sun Microsystems, and is a true pioneer of how web transactions work. She holds over a dozen patents, and yet she is experiencing massive collusion among JPMorgan, the judges in her case, and the Patent Office who, like Wadsworth, are "chummy" with JPMorgan and Facebook. Stay tune for more developments in this case of deep-pocketed bullying of true inventors.

JPMorgan was also one of Facebook's underwriters who funded mutual funds like Fidelity Contrafund who helped facilitate the theft of Michael McKibben and Leader Technologies' invention of social networking as well.

A financial interest is a financial interest, no matter how many mutual fund blankets you throw over the body

The OSU trustees approved investments in the following McBee Strategic / Wadsworth clients: Facebook, Google, Alcoa, Boeing, Eastman Chemical, Fedex, Duke Energy, General Dynamics, General Electric, Honeywell, JPMorgan, Oracle, Praxair, Time Warner and WellPoint. However, from a conflict of interest perspective, Wadsworth had an affirmative duty to recuse himself from these decisions. Instead, he led the way.

WellPoint, Inc., a donor to Betty Montgomery's 2006 campaign, and Woodrow A. Myers' company (a Michael V. Drake crony from Stanford), is the 5th largest investment in one of the funds (SPDR Barclays Aggregate Bond ETF). Drake had a duty to disclose this conflict and recuse himself. There is no record he did. Neither did Drake disqualify Betty Montgomery from being involved with the ongoing investigations/fishing expeditions involving the band.

The trustees also approved investments in Smuckers, even though Smuckers' CEO, Timothy P. Smucker, serves as a trustee. At a minimum, Smucker should have recused himself from any decisions involving the two key indexes in which his stock is listed. There is no record that he disclosed the conflict.

The trustees approved a TIAA-CREF fund chaired by Howell E. Jackson. Jackson is a former Harvard Law vice dean, former consultant to the IMF and World Bank, and long-time colleague of Lawrence "Larry" Summers, President Obama's 2008 bailout director who fed over $33 billion to his Facebook underwriter cronies, Goldman Sachs and Morgan Stanley. Summers was also the former Harvard president when Mark Zuckerberg attended and was fed the Michael McKibben/Leader Technologies' programming code needed to start Facebook. (Michael McKibben's son, Max, also attended Harvard and is now a surgeon at UNC.) Summers is also a former Treasury Secretary who recently was overwhelmingly opposed by his economist colleagues to head the Federal Reserve.

Witches' Brew of Mutual Funds

Tellingly, almost no Yale Law and no Ohio State Law graduates are involved in the Facebook Cartel. The Cartel is overwhelmingly comprised of unscrupulous Harvard Law graduates who are colluding with Wall Street in the formation of these witches' brew mutual funds.

Wadsworth's crony colleges and medical centers to get OSU investments

The trustees also approved investments in Stanford University, University of California, MIT, Cornell, Princeton, George Washington University, Cleveland Clinic, Mayo Clinic—all known members of the Facebook Cartel. Those OSU trustees and officers who have worked at any of these schools should have disqualified themselves because their friends and colleagues would benefit personally from decisions favorable to any of their cronies.

The trustees also approved investments in approximately 30 companies with known direct affiliations with the Facebook Cartel, not counting the mainstream media, where they approved investments in CBS, NBC, ABC, Comcast, Walt Disney and Fox. Any trustee who has personal holdings in any of these companies had a duty to disclose and recuse, but there is no record they did.

Wadsworth and cronies are lining their pockets with insider OSU deals

Jeffrey Wadsworth took two bites at the conflicts of interest apple. (1) He arranged OSU contracts for his McBee Strategic lobbyist, and then (2) he arranged for these same cronies to be approved to receive Ohio State investing dollars—up to $100 million, at practically the sole discretion of Michael V. Drake and Joseph A. Steinmetz, whom he had maneuvered into place following the Waters firing.

CLICK HERE TO DOWNLOAD THIS DOCUMENT: Ohio State Trustees HOLDINGS Indexes, Barclays US Aggregate Bond Index, MSCI ACWI, Oct. 28,2014

Fig. 4Ohio State Trustees approved investments in crony funds. On Aug. 29, 2014, the Ohio State Trustees approved a list of companies in which they could invest funds. However, not a single trustee recused himself or herself from decisions about funds and indexes in which they had personal investments. Ohio Ethics law forbids a public official from making decisions in matters where he or she will benefit personally from decisions for one party or the other. Click here to download the PDF file. Source: OSU Trustees.

The OSU Trustees are running a racket to benefit their cronies, not the people of Ohio

Michael V. DrakeConflict #1: Michael V. DrakeNewly-installed president Michael V. Drake failed to disclose his financial holdings in his Sep. 29, 2004 financial disclosure filed with the Ohio Ethics Commission. He gave his broker’s name instead. In so doing, Drake has seriously violated Ohio ethics laws and has thwarted the ability of the public to hold him accountable for his financial decisions.

Drake did not submit this disclosure until AFTER the Aug. 29, 2014 trustee vote. The devil will be in the details of his undisclosed investments. Inquiries into this lack of disclosure should be made to the Ohio Ethics Commission. Knowledge of Drakes's financial holdings are especially critical since he was give co-signing authority with provost Joseph A. Steinmetz up to $100 million of OSU public funds

Joseph A. Steinmetz, Provost, The Ohio State UniversityConflict #2: Joseph A. SteinmetzNewly-installed provost Joseph A. Steinmetz does not make his financial holdings public, but given the conflicts discovered among his cronies, we can surmise that his conflicts are legion too. Steinmetz also failed to disclose his close association with M.O.O.C. (Massive Open Online Course) vendors, including Google and Oracle, whom he has been promoting.

Also, Steinmetz was given co-signing authority with Michael V. Drake over up to $100 million in university investments (public funds), yet has failed to disclose his personal financial holdings for public scrutiny.

Alex R. FischerConflict #3: Alex R. FischerNewly-installed trustee Alex R. Fischer failed to disclose his holdings of McBee Strategic’s clients, failed to recuse himself from the MSCI and Barclays decisions given his holdings in many of those companies, while he simultaneously approved for OSU to invest in companies in which he holds numerous interests. See previous post.

Fischer and his wife, Ohio civil rights commissioner, Lori Barreras, disclosed that they are invested in numerous companies that the trustees just approved for OSU investing. Therefore, any decision to invest funds in those companies will benefit Fischer and Barreras personally.

OSU has given sweeping powers to these schemers

OSU football coach Urban Meyer does not just hand the reins of his football team to a new quarterback and expect him to perform well. Leadership takes time and trust from one's teammates and coaches. By contrast, these newly-installed OSU "leaders" are fumbling and stumbling, or so it seems.

They are either very stupid, or very sneaky. We don't think it is the former. We believe they have one goal: to get OSU's digital pipelines plugged in to their Silicon Valley and Wall Street cronies in order to gather Ohio voter data, and suck OSU ideas out to their favored companies (just look at the list). OSU generates a a plethora of ideas in healthcare, research and student interaction.

A global progressive agenda is afoot. It'll be good for you, Did you get the memo?

In our opinion, Wadsworth, Drake and Steinmetz only care about their personal finances and achieving control of Ohio State's digital infrastructure in student interaction and research as good foot soldiers for the Cartel. They don't care about Ohio State's storied traditions. The band is expendable. Propriety is old fashion. Decency is passe. Nothing matters except achieving their goal by the time the Obama Administration is out of power. With control of those pipelines, they'll be in control forever.

Prudence left the building at Ohio State. Since when is it OK for trustees and officers, much less newbies, to be given sole authority to spend $100 million per investment on their signature? Experience with the Obama energy stimulus handouts has already shown where these funds will go: to political hacks.

OSU's current trustee who are trying to seize control of OSU's cash, are the same people who fired one of OSU's more successful employees—OSU Marching Band Director Jon Waters.

In Waters' lawsuit, these are the same trustees who dug out a lampooning student calendars from Waters' desk drawer and are misrepresenting it in salacious terms. At the same time, they are performing back flips to make a flimsy case for “at will” employment technicalities—after that is, they cashed the $30 million check that Waters generated for the university in the Apple i-Pad commercial. Unprecedented funds for a university music program.

No, the OSU trustee dog doesn’t hunt.

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CLICK HERE TO DOWNLOAD THIS DOCUMENT: U.S. Government agents colluded with Battelle Memorial Institute to steal the social networking invention of Leader Technologies, Briefing for Jim Jordan (4th Ohio), House Oversight Committee on Government Reform, Oct. 9, 2014

Fig. 5—"U.S. Government agents colluded with Battelle Memorial Institute to steal the social networking invention of Leader Technologies," Briefing for Jim Jordan (4th Ohio), House Oversight Committee on Government Reform, Oct. 9, 2014. Click here to download PDF. Source: U.S. House of Representatives.

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Ohio State TBDBITL
Tradition. Excellence. Innovation.

Fig. 6—The Ohio State University Marching Band 2014 Trailer. This video shows the Waters-conceived animated T-Rex dinosaur (eating a Michigan Wolverine) marching innovation that was included in the Apple iPad commercial that netted the University $30 million, according to API Wire, Yahoo Live. TBDBITL = "The Best Damn Band In The Land." Source: The Ohio State University; YouTubehttp://youtu.be/1NJDV_BmXb8.

Read more about the storied history and tradition of the OSU Marching Band on Wikipedia.

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Thursday, October 23, 2014

OHIO STATE TRUSTEES SLING MUD WHILE SECRETLY PROFITING FROM PERSONAL STOCK IN OSU CONTRACTORS

Newly-minted OSU Trustee Alex R. Fischer holds 48 stocks in OSU contractors in violation of ethics rules

Contributing Writers | Opinion | AMERICANS FOR INNOVATION  | Oct. 23, 2014 | PDF
Alex R. Fischer, Lori Barrares (husband and wife), former Battelle executives working for Jeffrey Wadsworth
Fig. 1—Alex R. Fischer, OSU Trustee, Lori Barreras, Commissioner, Ohio Civil Rights Commission, are seen here enjoying some of the $30 million OSU received from Jon Waters' success with the Apple iPad commercial Fischer also holds 48 stocks in Ohio State contractors who are clients of McBee Strategic, the lobbyist for OSU Trustee president Jeffrey Wadsworth and his company, Battelle Memorial Institute. Battelle manages billions of dollars of contracts for the Department of Energy. Wadsworth learned about OSU graduate Michael McKibben's invention of social networking a full 18 months before Facebook went live.

Magically, Jeffrey Wadsworth, had signed a contract with McKibben and his company, Columbus-based Leader Technologies, within days of the Battelle meeting, while Wadsworth worked for Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory in California, run by the University of California Trustees. Those trustees also employed OSU's new president, Michael V. Drake. Shorty after Wadsworth signed the Livermore contract, he then magically took over at Battelle. In addition, Wadsworth brought in Alex R. Fischer to become chairman of the Battelle subsidiary that was making plans with McKibben. Leader says Battelle has never contacted them about Battelle's intent to exploit Leader's invention.

The nepotism among Wadsworth, Fischer, Barreras, Marbley, Drake and Steinmetz appears to be hiding great sins. Their response to Waters' lawsuit is simply more juvenile mud slinging. It is not worthy of a great university. They must be fired.

Photo: Columbus CEO.

(Oct. 23, 2014)—Ohio State’s first response to the lawsuit filed by fired band director Jon Waters’ for wrongful dismissal is astounding in its lack of substance and salacious innuendo.

Ohio State shames itself with More pandering to tabloid journalism

The most substantive legal argument is that Waters had no legally binding contract. Really? This is the best argument they have? This is the same university that willingly cashed the $30 million check that Waters generated for the university from the Apple iPad commercial last year—an almost unheard of achievement in university music. This is the same university that gave Waters glowing job performance reviews.

Not unexpectedly, both president Michael V. Drake and provost Joseph A. Steinmetz are claiming no liability since they didn't assume their new jobs until after the scandal broke. As the Church Lady was fond of saying, "How conveeeeeenient." An analysis of their emails prior to Jul. 24, 2014 will no doubt show their duplicity. Any reasonable person can see that their start dates were timed so that they could deny liability now. Fraudulent misreprentation is an offense. Collusion is criminal.

Jerry Springer could do better

Leave it to unscrupulous lawyers to sling more mud at $500-900 per hour of Ohio's money. OSU's response reads more like a badly-produced Jerry Springer show, replete with 24 exhibits. The contents are simply more of the same stuff from the discredited Glaros Report. See Columbus Dispatch coverage just released.

Click here to download the complete Defendant's response with 24 exhibits (21MB ZIP file).

Click here to download just Defendant's response without the exhibits.

The trustees introduce more salacious innuendo. If this information was really so important as they make it now, then why wasn’t it included in the Glaros Report? This OSU administration appears more interested in pumping out salacious tidbits for the evening news than in treating Jon Waters and the band fairly.

University attacks Jon Waters while Fischer and wife, Lori Barrares, secretly make their fortunes from OSU contracts

Newly-minted Ohio State trustee Alex R. Fischer holds 48 stocks of McBee Strategic clients including 12 in M.O.O.C. (Massive Open Online Course) vendors Google and Oracle. He also holds three stocks in WellPoint, Inc., and 94 stocks in members of the Facebook Cartel.

See Alex R. Fischer, Lori Barrares Financial Disclosure, 2013, filed with the Ohio Ethics Commission, Apr. 14, 2014.

Fischer’s only apparent qualification to be an OSU trustee is that he has lived in the shadow of OSU trustee president Jeffrey Wadsworth for most of his career. During that time he served as chairman of OmniViz, the Battelle Laboratory subsidiary that appears to have been the conduit for Battelle’s theft of OSU grad and inventor Michael McKibben’s invention of social networking. See previous three posts.

Federalization of higher education is afooot

The mud slinging at band director Jon Waters is silly misdirection. This university leadership is hiding the real sins in their surreptitious efforts to federalize Ohio State's IT infrastructure into their global MOOC plan.

M.O.O.C. is the federal equivalent of Common Core—an attempt to federalize higher education via control of Internet infrastructure. The chief proponent of MOOC is provost Joseph A. Steinmetz.

These financial disclosures were obtained from Fischer’s wife, Lori Barreras. They were contained in her 2013 financial disclosure filed with the Ohio Ethics Commission on Apr. 14, 2014.

McBee Strategic is lobbyist for Jeffrey Wadsworth, CEO, Battelle Memorial Institute. Wadsworth is also president of the Ohio State board of trustees. See McBee Strategic client list (Ohio State contractors are highlighted in yellow).

The Ohio State Moociversity
Fig. 2—Ohio State trustees including Alex R. Fischer and his wife, Ohio Civil Rights commissioner Lori Barreras, hold large amounts of stock interests in Ohio State contractors who are clients of McBee Strategic, the lobbyist for OSU trustee president Jeffrey Wadsworth. Holding stocks in companies that benefit fellow trustees and their business associates is an illegal conflict of interest. The ethical principle is that if a decision you make on behalf of the university will benefit you, your family, friends and/or close associates and acquaintenances personally, you must disqualify yourself from that decision. In the case of Fischer, his financial holdings essentially taint all his advice, since these companies supply all corners of the university operations.

Fischer and Barrares live in Jeffrey Wadsworth’s shadow

Fischer and Barreras were both employed by Wadsworth at Battelle before they were fired in early 2009 for improper use of the Battelle corporate jet (ostensibly to accomodate their affair), according to a Battelle source. In recent days, they have landed well. Barrares was sworn in by OSU Trustee Algernon L. Marbley as a commissioner at the Ohio Civil Rights Commission. Fischer was installed as an OSU trustee two weeks before they fired Jon Waters. Curious timing.

According the OSU Office of Legal Affairs, a trustee or employee:

  • Cannot authorize a contract or use authority to secure authorization of a contract for self, family, business associate
  • Cannot solicit or accept things of value  
  • Cannot disclose or use confidential information
  • Cannot receive additional compensation for performance of official duties
  • Cannot represent parties on matters in which public servant involved
  • Cannot participate in matters where public servant has a conflict of interest i.e. when something of value will result for self, family members, others

See Ohio State Office of Legal Affairs, Legal Topics, http://legal.osu.edu/ethics.php

These intertwined Fischer/Barrares/Marbley relationships with Jeffrey Wadsworth and his lobbyist, McBee Strategic, are gross violations of these Ohio ethical standards.

Ohio State's Corruption Virus

Resignations or firings of some and maybe all of the current OSU trustees are in order for allowing this corruption to infect Ohio State like the Ebola virus.

Reinstatement of Jon Waters is a must.

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U.S. Government agents colluded with Battelle Memorial Institute to steal the social networking invention of Leader Technologies, Briefing for Jim Jordan (4th Ohio), House Oversight Committee on Government Reform, Oct. 9, 2014

Fig. 3—"U.S. Government agents colluded with Battelle Memorial Institute to steal the social networking invention of Leader Technologies," Briefing for Jim Jordan (4th Ohio), House Oversight Committee on Government Reform, Oct. 9, 2014. Click here to download PDF. Source: U.S. House of Representatives.

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Ohio State TBDBITL
Tradition. Excellence. Innovation.

Fig. 4—The Ohio State University Marching Band 2014 Trailer. This video shows the Waters-conceived animated T-Rex dinosaur (eating a Michigan Wolverine) marching innovation that was included in the Apple iPad commercial that netted the University $30 million, according to API Wire, Yahoo Live. TBDBITL = "The Best Damn Band In The Land." Source: The Ohio State University; YouTubehttp://youtu.be/1NJDV_BmXb8.

Read more about the storied history and tradition of the OSU Marching Band on Wikipedia.

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Friday, October 10, 2014

FIRING OF OSU BAND LEADER EXPOSES CORRUPTION AT BATTELLE LABS, PATENT OFFICE, NSA

Jeffrey Wadsworth, Battelle CEO and OSU Trustee president, doles out OSU contracts to Facebook Cartel thru his McBee Strategic LLC lobbyist

Contributing Writers | Opinion | AMERICANS FOR INNOVATION  | Oct. 10, 2014, updated Oct. 16 | PDF
(Oct. 14, 2014)—News Update
Betty Montgomery hides investments in OSU-Wadsworth-McBee Strategic clients inside her Mutual funds—Legalized Payola?
Request an Ohio ethics investigation
The Ohio Ethics Commission collects financial disclosures from 11,000 public officials a year. They don't give an opinion on the veracity of a report. Investigations are triggered by complaints from the public. Click here to go to the Ethics Commission for instructions on how to file.
On Mar. 19, 2014, former Ohio Attorney General, Betty Montgomery, filed her required 2014 financial disclosure with the Ohio Ethics Commission. Montgomery was appointed by OSU President Michael V. Drake to head an inquiry into the OSU Marching Band culture after he fired director Jon Waters on a Title IX pretext. This inquiry appears to be a fishing expedition. Fishing expeditions (trolling for evidence to build a case for which one does not have the evidence) are illegal in Ohio. Montgomery surely knows this as former Ohio attorney general. Nonetheless, she disclosed holdings in BlackRock mutual funds.

The Mutual
Fund Scam
SEC records reveal that the fund holds stock in 14 of the 16 OSU contractors who are also clients of McBee Strategic, Barack Obama's conduit for green energy stimulus funds to political cronies and the lobbyist for OSU Trustee President Jeffrey Wadsworth and his company, Battelle Labs. Those stocks include prominent players in the M.O.O.C. (Massive Open Online Course) initiative to centralize higher education under federal control. JPMorgan figures prominently in Montgomery's and Wadsworth's crony relationships. Such conflicts of interest taint the task force with evident bias. Montgomery agreed to be removed by the governor "if it is found that [s]he has used his[her] office corruptly."
JPMorgan "Legalizing Piracy"
Update: Oct. 16, 2014—Federal court filings today allege judges and JPMorgan collude to deprive Internet pioneer, Dr. Lakshmi Arunachalam, of her patent rights. Collusion among deep-pocketed patent infringers and federal judges appears to be rampant, as we have been reporting in Leader v. Facebook for several years—in the same Delaware District Court. Click for more.
Ohio Revise Code 3.04. OSU President Michael V. Drake signed the same statement. Click here to read "Mutual Funds and Conflicts Concealment among Public Officials at Ohio State—Betty Montgomery Case Study."

It appears time for Ohio Governor John Kasich to step in before his inaction destroys the band's storied 136-year tradition at the hands of Drake and Wadsworth, who are creating a caustic organizational environment at OSU. Montgomery's and Drake's financial nondisclosures give Governor Kasich a good reason to step in. Unfortunately, Governor Kasich is himself conflicted. He holds at no less than 26 JPMorgan stocks. See previous post.
Jeffrey Wadsworth, CEO, Battelle Memorial Institute, President, Board of Trustees, The Ohio State University
Fig. 1—Jeffrey Wadsworth, OSU Trustee President; CEO, Battelle Memorial Institute. Wadsworth appears to have been ordered by the Facebook Cartel to get the Common Core-like MOOC initiative (Massive Open Online Course) moving at Ohio State. So, he sacrificed the Marching Band as the pretext to get out of the university's Title IX investigations. This action exposed Wadsworth's prior association with Columbus innovator, Michael McKibben, chairman and founder, Leader Technologies, and McKibben's invention of social networking, which he shared confidentially (he thought) with Battelle back in 2001. This included proposing a project with Harvard and IBM. Facebook started 18 months later.

Photo: The Columbus Dispatch.
Original Post

(Oct. 10, 2014)—AFI has just received a copy a of new Congressional Briefing. See Fig. 2 below. Click here to download PDF. It exposes a global agenda to control American elections in perpetuity. It fleshes out what Dick Morris has exposed in his runaway bestseller, Power Grab—Obama's Dangerous Plan for a One-Party Nation.

The Facebook Cartel may have overreached when they fired Jon Waters, the Ohio State Marching Band director. Up until that point, the Cartel’s global Common Core-like M.O.O.C. university strategy to centralize control of university education (Massive Open Online Course) was largely unknown.

MOOC appears to be the higher education version of Common Core. It is yet another attempt by the “progressive” Facebook Cartel to move higher education under tight federal control—all in the name of "increased social engagement."

At the same time, the Cartel has been busy taking control of the underlying technical infrastructure of America at the IRS, HHS, SEC, FEC, Commerce, HealthCare.gov and now the FCC with their push to abolish net neutrality without submitting the matter to Congress.

Ohio State's MOOC stalled by Title IX—OSU Band's 136-year tradition sacrificed by hapless Californians

Update Oct. 12 2014
OSU President Michael V. Drake failed to disclose his investments

Michael V. Drake On Sep. 29, 2014, OSU president Michael V. Drake filed a required financial disclosure with the Ohio Ethics Commission. This was two months after he fired OSU Marching Band director, Jon Waters, on a Title IX pretext. Click here to read Drake's disclosure.

Shockingly, Drake disclosed his broker's name rather than his financial holdings. The broker, "Bank of the West Investment/Mutual Funds," has no mutual fund, but rather, they broker "an extensive list of no-load mutual funds from a variety of fund families." In fact, they represent over 100 funds. We highlighted some of the known members of the Facebook Cartel in that list linked above.

Drake also disclosed he is a director of the bank. Therefore, he has no excuse for failing to disclose materially significant information in a public disclosure. The fact that Drake listed a broker's name rather than his actual financial holdings is appears to be an intentional act to mislead the public.

JPMorgan Conflicts

The Drake disclosure hides his actual financial holdings. For example, JPMorgan is one of the mutual funds brokered by the bank. Numerous of those funds hold JPMorgan stocks. JPMorgan is also an Ohio State donor and vendor. JPMorgan is also a client of Jeffrey Wadsworth's Battelle lobbyist, McBee Strategic LLC.

Disclosure of such intertwined JPMorgan interests would have been problematic for Drake, so he evidently hid it.

Drake acknowledged in his disclosure that "DRAKE: filing a false statement may be grounds for removal from public office or dismissal from public employment."

Drake's dismissal from public employment for this act of material nondisclosure is appropriate, especially considering the caustic environment that he has created in his first months in office.

Drake's deceptive financial disclosure is a corrupt calling card.

Ohio State is the 3rd largest university in the country and a critical component in the MOOC roll out. That roll out was stalled by an ongoing Title IX investigation.

Jeffrey Wadsworth, OSU’s Trustee president, appears to have been under orders from the Cartel to get MOOC rolling at Ohio State. Wadsworth and provost Joseph A. Steinmetz chose to sacrifice the OSU band.

Wadsworth and new OSU President Michael V. Drake had matriculated from California to Ohio and haven't a clue about the OSU band's 136-year tradition.

Not surprisingly, the pretext worked like magic. Within a few short weeks, the Department of Education in Washington, D.C. closed the multi-year investigation. A few weeks after that, Steinmetz announced his 12-university “University Innovation Alliance.”

Wadsworth's dirty little secret

Wadsworth’s attack on Jon Waters highlighted his prior association with another OSU Band alum, Michael McKibben. McKibben holds the patents on social networking.

In 2002, Wadsworth had signed a technology agreement with McKibben while Wadsworth was a technology director at Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory (LLNL). LLNL was managed by the University of California Trustees, which also employed Drake. Concurrent with his LLNL agreement, McKibben had been in discussions with Battelle Labs as well about his innovations.

Wadsworth reappeared at Battelle

Shortly after the LLNL agreement with McKibben and Leader, Wadsworth took over at Battelle and was off to the races with McKibben’s invention, unbeknownst to McKibben . . . until the firing of Jon Waters.

In 2010, McKibben proved that Facebook is infringing his social networking invention and patent on 11 of 11 claims, yet the federal courts (all the way to the U.S. Supreme Court) protected Facebook on an unfounded legal pretext, easily proven so. Tellingly, all the judges in the case held massive amounts of stock in Facebook interests. They were also chummy with Facebook's attorneys. The Code of Conduct for U.S. Judges requires judges in such circumstances to disqualify themselves from the case. These judges hammered down anyway, very evidently to protect their Facebook holdings in the coming IPO.

AFI investigations into the Leader v. Facebook judicial corruption were the first to identify the Cartel and its tangle of Byzantine relationships. We have observed in these relationships the old adage: “You can fool most of the people most of the time. But, you cannot fool all the people all the time.”

The Facebook Cartel—Taken Down by a Marching Band?

Thanks to the mistreatment of Jon Waters and the Ohio State University Marching Band, we have discovered the Facebook’s Cartel’s likely demise—Jeffrey Wadsworth and Battelle Memorial Institute.

We’ll stop here. You can read the briefing for yourself below.

Let us hope the Cartel’s overreach and abuse of The Ohio State University Marching Band will be their undoing. That would be poetic justice, to have the mighty Facebook Cartel taken down by a dedicated band of musicians.

Go Buckeye Nation!

U.S. Government agents colluded with Battelle Memorial Institute to steal the social networking invention of Leader Technologies, Briefing for Jim Jordan (4th Ohio), House Oversight Committee on Government Reform, Oct. 9, 2014

Fig. 2—"U.S. Government agents colluded with Battelle Memorial Institute to steal the social networking invention of Leader Technologies," Briefing for Jim Jordan (4th Ohio), House Oversight Committee on Government Reform, Oct. 9, 2014. Click here to download PDF. Source: U.S. House of Representatives.

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Ohio State TBDBITL
Tradition. Excellence. Innovation.

Fig. 3—The Ohio State University Marching Band 2014 Trailer. This video shows the Waters-conceived animated T-Rex dinosaur (eating a Michigan Wolverine) marching innovation that was included in the Apple iPad commercial that netted the University $30 million, according to ABC News. TBDBITL = "The Best Damn Band In The Land." Source: The Ohio State University; YouTubehttp://youtu.be/1NJDV_BmXb8.

Read more about the storied history and tradition of the OSU Marching Band on Wikipedia.

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