Thursday, May 16, 2013

Gods, Gangsters & Honor: Steven Machat On Leonard Cohen

From: Kelley Lynch <>
Date: Thu, May 16, 2013 at 3:56 PM
Subject: Steven Machat's Book
To: "*irs. commissioner" <*>, Washington Field <>, ASKDOJ <>, "Kelly.Sopko" <>, "Doug.Davis" <>, Dennis <>, rbyucaipa <>, Robert MacMillan <>, moseszzz <>, a <>, wennermedia <>, "Hoffman, Rand" <>, Mick Brown <>, woodwardb <>, "glenn.greenwald" <>, lrohter <>

Hello IRS Commissioner's Staff,

While Steven Machat has advised me that he will testify on my behalf (honestly) he advised me to use information from his book when I litigate issues with Cohen.  Steven is updating the U.S. edition to correct misinformation.  For instance, while Cohen offered me 50% community property (and there are witnesses - my lawyers and accountant were present and Dale Burgess, who was not fired - Cohen and Kory lied about that - advised me to call the Treasury agents to tell them he recalled this offer and my lawyers understood Cohen's tax fraud was criminal), I refused to enter into a settlement with him, particularly one where I would be forced to lie about certain advisers of his.  Neal Greenberg and Richard Westin did not defraud Leonard Cohen.  They worked with him, were wrapped in attorney/client privilege with him, and created these corporate structures, tax planning, and Greenberg handled and controlled the investments.
On page 243:  Cohen had filed suit against his personal manager Kelley Lynch. 

Cohen has repeatedly perjured himself over this issue and everyone knows I was his personal manager - including the NY Times, MacLean's, and everyone in the industry.  He just lies.

With respect to his first managers, who he falsely accused of ripping him off, Steven says this:  He [Cohen] signed an agreement, and when he wanted to get rid of the contract, he accused everyone of ripping him off.  You could say it became repeat behavior.

That's correct.  When Cohen wants to breach a contract or reneg on an agreement, he accuses people falsely and says they ripped him off.  Steven is correct. 

Steven goes on to say - re. Machat and Machat:  My father duly got rid of Burger and Martin, set up a new company called Stranger Music for Cohen and agreed to manage Leonard for 15 percent as well as 155 of Stranger.  The idea of the company was twofold:  one, to maintain ownershpi of the copyrights duly created; and two, to minimise Leonard's exposure to American tax ...

I have now sent Steven Machat the evidence I uncovered confirming his and his father's 15% ownership interest in Stranger Music, Inc.  Cohen and I had the same agreement - 15% for personal management and 15% IP ownership because I handled his publishing administration and everything else under the sun. 
Steven goes on:  I've no problem with people trying to avoid tax, but as the years have passed, I couldn't help but smile at the apparently contradiction between Leonard's public persona and his private business arrangements.  This was a supposedly devout Buddhist ...

Steven's clear - as am I:  These companies were created with his knowledge and consent.  As Steven said, Cohen uses corporations to evade paying taxes.  That's precisely what he does.

And, of course, Cohen didn't pay Marty or Machat & Machat the commissions he owed them.  Marty Machat was dying and then passed away.  Leonard Cohen - regardless of his slander scams and relentless gossip about people - is positively evil.  And, he stopped paying Machat & Machat on "When I Need you," the copyright infringement Steven settled while in law school. 

Steven's clear - Cohen had complete control Marty.  The same was true with me.  He is an absolute control freak and micro-manager.  Steven knows that Cohen paid Flemming Schmidt $100,000.  I know it also.  He paid it from the off-shore account at Loyens & Volkmaars.  Cohen told me Schmidt extorted this money as well and was absolutely incompetent in his dealings with Sony, etc. 

I can assure you that Steve Lindsey, Cohen, and I were not in a three-way relationship.  Someone must be hallucinating.  Anyway, Steven says he ran into Cohen who was uncomfortable because Cohen know - to quote Steven - "he had stolen from me."   Schmidt ended up screwing Steven.  It's a lovely crowd. 

Steven says to Cohen "I thought you were supposed to be a Buddhist?" The lunatic prosecutor tries to pretend that Cohen was a Jew when I knew him.  And then there's the Dallas FBI investigation into meth labs, a murder, the Cartel, Aryan Nation, etc.  You couldn't run into bigger lunatics if you tried. 
Here's Cohen's lie to Steven about money (and his money wasn't gone):  "When I got back from my pilgrimmage, I went to withdraw money from my bank and was told there was no money left in the account." Moses Znaimer knows he was in Montreal.  He just received $1 million for Dear Heather.  The man cannot stop lying. 

I didn't have an Amex bill like this.  Cohen's a liar.  I had a line of credit.  And, I had two businesses. 
Cohen told Steven I bought my house with his money.  Check out my tax return.  I closed my pension plan; used commissions I made from Adam Cohen as well when I helped negotiated huge deals for him; etc.  Leonard Cohen is a bald-faced liar with motive.  He told Ray's father I bought Yongzin Rinpoche's house for him.  Clea Surkhang, Yongzin Rinpoche wife, advised Phil Spector that Yongzin Rinpoche's patron bought the house for him. 

Steven is very clear about all of this and advised me to sue Cohen for theft, etc.  He also spoke to my pubilc defender and advised him that he would fly out to testify but had a scheduling conflict.  Now, people are lying about Steven publicly and he's also had Cohen's lunatic fans email him. 

Clearly, the palimony insanity that Cohen's lawyer raised with mine is bullshit.  Steven's got that right.  I knew Steven said they owned a share of Machat & Machat.  I have been clear - I didn't see the evidence until I reviewed documents after Cohen and I parted ways.  In any event, Steven knows and I have cleared up our misunderstandings and he now has the evidence and can do what he pleases with it.

Steven's also clear about this - Cohen and his lawyers want to heap the blame on Kelley's shoulders for more than just revenge. 

The bottom line is this and the prosecutor in my so-called trial was clear - I filed a complaint with the DA's Major Fraud Unit re. Leonard Cohen's theft, etc. and they elected not to prosecute him.  I want to know if there's a quid pro quo involving Phil Spector as Cohen took the stand in my trial (for reasons no one can understand) and testified about Phil Spector and a gun.  He now has three different versions of this gun story before LA Superior Court. 

I think Steven sums Leonard Cohen up perfectly:  Leonard has cast himself into a hell of his own making. 
All the best,