Friday, May 17, 2013

Leonard Cohen's Tax, Residence, & Immigration Problems; Fortunately, For Him, LA County Government Has His Back (Legally Speaking, I Suppose)

From: Kelley Lynch <>
Date: Fri, May 17, 2013 at 12:41 PM
Subject: Re: Leonard Cohen's Perjury
To: "*irs. commissioner" <*>, ASKDOJ <>, Washington Field <>, "Kelly.Sopko" <>, "Doug.Davis" <>, Dennis <>, rbyucaipa <>, Robert MacMillan <>, moseszzz <>, a <>, wennermedia <>, "Hoffman, Rand" <>, Mick Brown <>, woodwardb <>, "glenn.greenwald" <>, lrohter <>

To the DOJ,
I'm continuing to review the evidence and this is evidence that the DOJ would clearly have access to.  Let me see if I can follow this:  1)  Leonard Cohen has a green card with a date of entry of January 17, 1970; 2) Leonard Cohen abandons this green card in 1989 (after Marty Machat's death); 3) Leonard Cohen files an Immigrant Visa Petition dated September 26, 1991; 4) the Department of Labor writes a letter re. Leonard Cohen's application for Alien Employment Certificate date October 28, 1991; 5) Leonard Cohen's Petition for Alien 1140 is approved on January 1, 1992; 6) Leonard Cohen has an appointment with Immigration and Naturalization re. Adjustment of Status Section 245 on June 19, 1992; 7) Leonard Cohen receives a letter from the Department of Labor re. denial of labor certification dated December 16, 1992 (filed by Leonard Cohen Stranger Music on behalf of Leonard Cohen as a composer of exceptional ability); 8) Leonard Cohen files an Abandonment of Lawful Permanent Resident Status form on January 5, 1993; 9) Copy of LC green card (date of entry January 17, 1970) is surrendered to INS around January 1993); and, 8) Leonard Cohen files an application for Permanent Residence with the U.S. Department of Justice on June 1, 1992.
Leonard Cohen obtains Lawful Permanent Residence Status in the U.S. - stamp in passport valid to July 4, 1993. 

My question is this:  what does the DOJ think is going on here?  Why would Leonard Cohen abandon his green card in 1989 and begin applying for a new one in 1991?  Well, what he told me was this:  Canada Revenue asks where you your taxes the prior year but IRS does not.  I am sitting here with a letter form my former attorney/brother-in-law addressing Leonard Cohen's concerns (in 1988) regarding his residence/tax issues in Canada. 

While Leonard Cohen was abandoning his green card and reapplying (almost immediately) for a new one, where was he paying taxes?   That would be the period, I assume, from 1989 through 1993. 

Leonard Cohen seems to have some very serious tax and immigration problems in the U.S. and tax and residence issues in Canada.  I guess the 1977 tax memo wasn't really that thorough.  What does Steven Machat say about this in his book?  Let's take a look:  "All Leonard had to do to avoid US taxes was tear up his green card and stop living in and using the us as his base." It is interesting that the 14th Sheepdog is lying about Steven Machat.  I've spoken to him numerous times.  I communicate with him by email.  He's not lying.  He spoke to my public defender and offered to fly in and testify for me and ultimately ended up with a scheduling conflict.  Anyway, the man can continue harass me and lie about this issue - causing me (and others) to view him as a criminal who should be arrested for stalking, witness intimidation, witness tampering, etc.  This lunatic stranger actually thinks he knows my family?  There's a frightening revelation?  What was Susanne Walsh''s psychotic email this morning?  She has been in touch with Cohen's lawyers (per her communications) and only recently copied in Michelle Rice - as have others - so I don't believe that Rice or Kory or Cohen really want this to cease and desist.  They probably have a cover-your-ass-letter in the file.  However, I'm being targeted over Leonard Cohen so his legal exposure for this - as does LA County because of the actions of LA Superior Court, the LA City Attorney, and the LA District Attorney.  I don't think you have legal immunity when you're not doing your job. 

Anyway, the investigator I spoke to last night at length cannot figure out how a civil harassment order was falsely registered as a domestic violence order.  His expertise nationally?  Restraining orders.  And, he was clear - I had to be served or notified.  So it raises very serious questions about Judge Robert Vanderet in my mind.  LA Superior Court does not have jurisdiction over me re. the fraud restraining order or Leonard Cohen's lawsuit and yet I am being targeted over this - and so are members of my family, etc.  In any event, the Writ was filed.  The judge accepted it.  I don't care what they do.  It will be appealed to a higher court.  LA County obviously has to defer to LA County.  They have the same employers so there's a very serious conflict of interest.

Evidently also, at LA Superior Court - you can tell one story about Phil Spector and a gun [in one courtroom] and in another tell a different version.  In one courtroom, you can lie about a trust document and your ownership interest in various corporations, tax fraud, etc. and in another one, perjure yourself with help from the City Attorney.  What's going on with the LA County government and Leonard Cohen?  That's what I intend to find out.  Right now, they are all lying. 

All the best,

Immigrant Visa Petition for Prospective Immigrant Employee dated September 26, 1991
Re:  Leonard Cohen begins to re-apply for a green card after abandoning his in 1988.

Department of Labor letter re. Application for Alien Employment Certification dated October 28, 1991

Immigration Petition for Alien 1140 - Petition approved - January 1, 1992

Immigration & Naturalization Appointment - Adjustment of Status Section 245 dated June 19, 1992

Letter from Department of Labor re. denial labor certification
Filed by Leonard Cohen Stranger Music on behalf of Leonard Cohen as a composer of exceptional ability

Abandonment of Lawful Permanent Resident Status form - Leonard Cohen - dated January 5, 1993.  
Date of Abandonment of Status as Lawful Permanent Resident:  1989.

Copy of LC Green Card
Date of Entry:  January 17, 1970
Surrendered to INS around January 1993

Application for Permanent Residence
U.s. Department of Justice
for Leonard Cohen
Dated June 1, 1992

Letter to LC from KL re. Green Card Status.
Advised - Herschel had a concern because of the questions asked re. tax purposes and the problem with your residence.  So he was extremely cautious on that.”

NOTE:  Herschel Weinberg was Cohen’s lawyer and referred by his  sister after Marty Machat’s death.

In order to convict under Section 7201 of the Code, the basic elements that must be proven are (1) the existence of a tax deficiency, (2) an affirmative act constituting an evasion or attempted evasion of the tax, and (3) willfulness.