Yesterday, prepping and uploading files for the Docket page, I was concerned I’d develop RSI. I am still annotating the docket and it will probably not be finished today. I need to stop periodically to wash the slime off my face. The deposition of Henry Johnson is particularly fascinating for a glimpse into this side of Planet Rossi. Put that together with the corporate deposition of JMP represented by Andrea Rossi, and everything else: there was only Rossi and Rossi Says, there was no independent customer, JMP was a corporate sock puppet, and …
lying liars lie.
I’ve been overwhelmed. There is so much, I’m almost speechless. But not quite. There is a small problem. It develops that Leonardo Corporation (Florida) is not owned by Rossi, but by a trust, possibly formed in Grand Cayman. Johnson, the President of Leonardo, did not know if he was a trustee or not. (deposition page 25)
This could create a bit of a technical conflict with the disclosure of interested parties.
There was no “English entity” as owner of JMP, the trust which allegedly owns it is American, with Johnson as trustee, but all actual control in the hands of a certain Italian inventor and entrepreneur, you can guess his name.
Lucky guess. Lying liars lie.
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4 thoughts on “Slogging through the muck”
I wish that AR did not use “God Bless” in emails so often. I will have to assume that he is Catholic. But this is a assumption. As such (disclaimer, I am one also) I can not lie per se, but I can misdirect, I prefer the word “deflect”. But as soon as I stammer a bit, my wife (a.k.a. Perry Mason) puts down the imaginary Camels , and well then commercial break provided by the ‘AlainCo rporation’ https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XJ2B-0KO1ec…… So maybe during this brief TV timeout 😉 looking at this in a MOST convoluted way, Henry gets confirmed and in this process “they” get to pick a confirmation name. Maybe the good Doctor picked this up and (raises pinkie) say’s Mama Mia – Henry you should get confirmed! I like then name Henry “Johnson Matthey” Johnson. $$ exchanges hands (it always does in misdirection) JMP was born (hmm.. created) then gets filed away with the other LLC stack of papers.
Before Rossi (puts down his raised pinkie) he thinks, “Henry we should keep this confirmation confidential. And…(Rossi puts down handfuls of Topo Gigio’s) say’s can you help me carry this pipe? I’ma gonna, needa allota of it, one MW worth”. You just have to think outside the box. He is creating a ‘masterpiece’ after all. Today the forum is losing it’s collective sense of humor, teeth are being shown. AlainCo’s commercial video is very appros. After all has anyone heard of’ Johnson and Johnson’?
I wish that AR did not use “God Bless” so often. I will have to assume that he is Catholic. But this is a assumption. As such (as I am also) I can not lie per se, but I can misdirect, I prefer the word “deflect”. But as soon as I stammer a bit, my wife (Perry Mason) puts down the imaginary Camels , and well then commercial break…… So maybe during this brief TV timeout 😉 looking at this in a MOST convoluted way, Henry gets confirmed and in this process “they” get to pick a confirmation name. Maybe Rossi picked this up and (raises pinkie)say’s Mama Mia – Henry you should get confirmed! I like then name Henry “Johnson Matthey” Johnson. $$ exchanges hands (it always does in misdirection) JMP was born (hmm.. created) then gets filed away with the LLC.
Before Rossi (puts down his raised pinkie), Henry we should keep this confirmation confidential. And… can you help me carry this pipe? I’ma gonna, needa allota of it, one MW worth. Another commercial break .. AlainCo has a great video of Canal+
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XJ2B-0KO1ec . You just have to think outside the box. He is creating a ‘masterpiece’ after all.
Lying Liars Lie but I hope the
truth comes out in the Courts
one way or the other.
The Court process is working. Someone may cook up a scheme, and may preserve it for some observers against heavy criticism, but when sitting in the hot seat under oath, knowing that if he lies, he can go to jail — whereas deceiving fans can seem cost-free — it’s quite different. Deceiving investors, very Bad Idea, Darden knows that. Rossi did not understand this, apparently. I did not detail the lies, only the admissions of truth. However, some in brief: the supposedly independent customer — Rossi argued strenuously how important this was, and it was actually a convincing argument — it would have been convincing! — was a sock puppet for Rossi, there was no independent business, the owner was not Johnson Matthey, and all the Rossi fancy footing around that is contrary to ample evidence that, indeed, Rossi represented Johnson Matthey as the real party in interest, it gets very obvious when Darden suggests he could visit them in England. The owner of JMP was not, as Johnson claimed, a “U.K. Entity,” it was a trust in his file cabinet in Florida, a U.S. entity, and I could go on and on. This was fraudulent representation, end of story. I have not read all the evidence yet, but it is crystal clear and might be summary judgement worthy. And then all the JONP claims about what the customer required was Rossi playing sock theater in everyone’s imagination. JMP was, defact, entirely Andrea Rossi, excepting a few pieces of paper. Johnson, for his part, shows that his concept of a corporation is a piece of paper by which one conceals the truth. When they had problems renting to JM Chemicals, because landlords might be reasonably concerned, the problem was fixed by two measures: Rossi rented the warehouse and they changed the name to JM Products. JMP then subleased from Rossi. Problem fixed! (By concealing truth through a name change. Or was it truth?) Johnson essentially did whatever Rossi suggested. The Johnson Matthey trope was all Rossi suggestions. And then, of course, when asked on JONP if JM Products was the customer, he told the truth: Johnson Matthey was not the customer. But he had claimed that to IH, apparently many times, or, what Rossi often does, presented language that would lead a normal person to conclude X, and then, when the jig is up and it isn’t X, one might go back and find that, well, he didn’t exactly say that! However, we can see in his mails that he clearly allowed the assumption. See Rossi’s email when Darden offers to meet the customer in London.
Bass apparently believed that Johnson Matthey was the real customer. Bass is culpable because of terminal negligence, he knew he didn’t know, but was used by Rossi to present an appearance. Bass is apparently pissed in his deposition, but hasn’t figured out where the problem is.
In spite of the Term Sheet requiring the customer to measure power, Rossi wrote the “invoices,” including the first one with “Johnson Matthew” in the head, so the idea of an “independent customer” was total BS. In spite of the term sheet allowing access at any time, Rossi denied access. Johnson was passive, but clearly allowed his reputation as an attorney to influence IH. Surely an attorney would not lie to them! But he did.
This applies to many, many Rossi claims.