News story re: Doris Nelson. How many involved are Witnesses?

by LogCon 35 Replies latest social current

  • LogCon

    There are a number of defendants being sued by the Trustee. Two are JW's from Vancouver lower mainland. This b--ch started the business in Vancouver and then took it to Washington.

    Here is the list of defendants.

    LLS America LLC, Debtor
    0720787 BC Ltd, Defendant
    Connon Campbell, Defendant
    Cheryl Clarke, Defendant
    Diane Cooper, Defendant
    Paul Cooper, Defendant
    David Dill, Defendant
    Kevin Dill, Defendant
    Lillian Dill, Defendant
    Robert Dill Jr, Defendant
    Robert Dill Sr, Defendant
    Tracey Dill, Defendant
    Sheldon Frank, Defendant
    Barbara Green, Defendant
    Joseph Green, Defendant
    Julia Harmon, Defendant
    Ginger Kirkpatrick, Defendant
    Jim Kirkpatrick, Defendant
    Lilrob Ltd, Defendant
    Christine Mangnus, Defendant
    Margaret Miller, Defendant
    Alex Mirrow, Defendant
    Angela Mirrow, Defendant
    Don Nachtegaele, Defendant
    Norma Nachtegaele, Defendant
    Danielle Padgham, Defendant -- From British Columbia
    Gary Padgham, Defendant -- From British Columbia
    Penny Pakosh, Defendant
    Rod Pakosh, Defendant
    Nancy Rogers, Defendant
    Randall Rogers, Defendant
    Save It LLC, Defendant

    November 17, 2011

    Jesse Tinsley photo

    When confronted by a reporter, Doris “Dee” Nelson, right, breaks down crying while her husband Dennis, left, looks on at their rural home in north of Colbert Thursday, Sept. 22, 2011. Federal prosecutors filed a 110-count felony indictment Thursday, Nov. 17, against Dee Nelson, architect of an alleged international Ponzi scheme that netted $126 million to prop up payday lender Little Loan Shoppe.

    The following is the newspaper report: [ report states ' Many were members of the Jehovah’s Witness denomination'. ]

    "Federal prosecutors filed a 110-count felony indictment Thursday against Doris “Dee” Nelson, architect of an alleged international Ponzi scheme that netted $126 million to prop up payday lender Little Loan Shoppe.

    Nelson asked for a federal public defender during an initial appearance in U.S. District Court on Thursday afternoon. U.S. Magistrate Judge Cynthia Imbrogno wanted to review financial disclosures before giving Nelson a taxpayer-funded defense attorney.

    Nelson will remain in custody until a Monday bail hearing.

    Criminal defense attorney Carl Oreskovich, who has been working on behalf of Nelson and sat in the audience section of the courtroom, declined to comment on the charges.

    Nelson faces 71 counts of wire fraud, 21 counts of mail fraud, and 16 counts of international money laundering.

    Agents with the Federal Bureau of Investigation and the Internal Revenue Service arrested Nelson Thursday morning — an action widely anticipated in the wake of a complicated business bankruptcy, a court-ordered financial examination that uncovered fraud, and a broad civil action brought against Nelson and others last September by the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission.

    Nelson on Wednesday asserted her Fifth Amendment rights against self incrimination in the separate SEC case.

    The grand jury indictment unsealed Thursday accuses Nelson of building a network of 800 investors, many of whom bought promissory notes assuring them a 40 percent to 60 percent annual return.

    While most of the money went into the business, Nelson is accused of using millions to fund home improvements, gambling jaunts to Las Vegas, shopping sprees, luxury sport cars and high salaries.

    To meet the interest payment promises made to early investors, Nelson borrowed new money.

    Nelson and her husband denied running a Ponzi scheme in a brief and tearful interview with The Spokesman-Review two months ago outside their home in Colbert, north of Spokane.

    Nelson opened her first payday loan business 14 years ago near Vancouver, British Columbia. She moved to Spokane in 2001 as the business grew.

    Prosecutors allege she lived an extravagant lifestyle with the money from the business.

    Details in the indictment allege that Nelson paid herself millions of dollars and put personal expenses of $374,000 on company credit cards within two years.

    She bought a $127,000 motor home, paid $61,000 for Chevy Corvette and $112,000 for a Mercedes Benz S550.

    During a five-year run she spent $220,000 with clothier St. John Knits, and another $217,000 at Nordstrom. Nelson also gambled away investor funds, including $400,000 at Las Vegas casinos including the Mirage, New York New York, Monte Carlo, Luxor, and the Bellagio.

    Tens of thousands more were spent on luxury vacations and artwork.

    Federal agents already seized an extensive jewelry collection 18 months ago.

    Many of her investors, meanwhile, lost everything.

    “Their stories are just terrible. Heartbreaking,” said Sandpoint attorney Ford Elsaesser, who represents more than 360 investors. “Some of these folks lost everything and their hardship is real.”

    The investors are from across the United States and Canada. Nelson also solicited money from investors in Mexico and Spain.

    Many were members of the Jehovah’s Witness denomination.

    As Nelson defends herself against lawsuits and criminal charges, investors must pin their hopes for any financial recovery on the bankruptcy process.

    A trustee is unraveling the finances of Little Loan Shoppe and has even filed claw-back lawsuits against investors – essentially suing them to return payments from Little Loan Shoppe in an effort to make an equitable disbursement.

    It may be the best chance at any recovery since the business and its remaining assets are worth little."

    If this has already been a thread - Sorry.

  • blondie

    So is she a jw? Why did she have so much access to jws and why did they trust her?

  • LogCon


    I only know of the two I indicated. This is going through the civil courts now. Some of the defendants, the Dill's especially, have judgement's against them of over $ 1,600,000.00 in one case and over $ 2,000,000.00 in another. The Dill's must have been heavily involved. Someone made a LOT OF MONEY. Most of it probably went into the pockets of the Defendants on the above list.

  • LogCon
  • LogCon

    Blondie asked ' ...why did they trust her?'

    All she had to do was convince one Witness. Then is spreads like the ebola virus.

  • smiddy

    Many were members of the Jehovah’s Witness denomination.

    So , were they looking for a quick buck in this system of things ? or were they seeking first the kingdom .

    In my 33 years as a witness I saw many who jumped on the bandwagon of quick get rich schemes that originated from KH`s .

    I have no sympathy for them , they got what they deserve .


  • joe134cd

    I agree with you Smiddy.

  • Gustv Cintrn
    Gustv Cintrn


    These involved JWs are like sooooooo many that go the KH just to fill a chair instead of listening and putting innto practice what's being taught.

    And now..... It's time to pay the piper!

    Whatever punishment for stupidity, well deserved.

    I just love it when shit catches up to people.


  • Emmanuel042

    well so many people out there are very mean so mind how u transact

  • smiddy


    Welcome to the board , introduce yourself .


Share this