Thursday, November 20, 2014

Kelley Lynch's Email To IRS Re: Streeter & Cohen's Farcical Attempts To Prove That An Employer Isn't Required To Provide An Employee With A Year End Tax Document & Cohen's Inane Perjury Over The Elicited Testimony

From: Kelley Lynch <>
Date: Thu, Nov 20, 2014 at 7:13 PM
Subject: Re:
To:  IRS, FBI, DOJ cc:  Multiple Parties


I suppose Streeter and Cohen are now attempting to prove that the employer does not have to provide the employee with a year end tax document which is a blatant lie about IRS reporting requirements but let's look at this testimony.

Who were Cohen's actual bookkeepers?  Well, from 1988 until approximately 1997 or 1998, Jean Ransick (who worked with Cohen's accountant) was his bookkeeper.  After Jean Ransick, Cohen hired his daughter's friend, Jen Brown, to handle his bookkeeping.  When Ken Cleveland, who was referred to Cohen by Lindsey, to handle the IRS audit that arose from the first Sony sale, commented that Jen Brown's handling of records was a nightmare, Cohen let her go and never replaced her.  This would be around 1999.  Therefore, while we did not handle his bookkeeping, my father (who was hired to oversee construction on Cohen's garage (being renovated as a recording studio and guest suite) and with respect to work being done at Lorca Cohen's store, would
write checks that Cohen signed.  Cohen's personal bank statements went to his home.  

Let's go through who Cohen's accountants were and who referred them:  When I met Cohen (prior to Marty Machat's death), he worked with Burt Goldstein's office.  He maintained the services of Burt Goldstein until approximately the time that Rich Feldstein audited the 1993 Wiltern concert and found no irregularities.
Cohen met with and hired Feldstein as his accountant and business manager.  At some point, Feldstein complained and Cohen fired him and wrote him a preposterous letter.  In or around 1999, Cleveland handled the IRS audit.  Cleveland handled that audit because it required a California accountant.  Cohen was delighted with the outcome and decided to hire him.  That's who Cohen hired as his accountants.

Cohen doesn't have a good feel for business?  Well, he has a background in business, law, commerce, and is a micro manager.  He was quoted in Goldmine bragging that he handled his own business affairs, including negotiations, and would never permit a lawyer to do that for him again.  So which version of Cohen's stories do you believe?  Is Leonard Cohen the world's biggest baby?  No, he is not.  He is a pathological liar and his motive here involves the allegations he committed criminal tax fraud.  As far as I can tell, his plan with me is to run the statutes and simply rely on rotten tactics.  The facts and evidence are not welcome at LA Superior Court.  Liars, con artists, gold diggers, perjury, fraud, and concealment are.  I have an excellent feel for their insanity.

All the best,

Streeter:  Who kept your books while Ms. Lynch was in your employ?  Cohen:  Her father I believe kept the books.  Ms. Lynch also chose an accountant that participated in the tax preparation.  Streeter:  Can you explain to the Court, the jury, and counsel and I what – when Ms. Lynch was in your employ as business manager, what role you had in taking care of the financial documents?  Cohen:  I had – Ms. Lynch was hired specifically to handle all the business affairs.  I don’t have a real good feel about these things.  And my own work requires a tremendous amount of concentration.  So Ms. Lynch was handling all financial affairs.  She would choose the accountants, the lawyers – everything that had to do with my business was in Ms. Lynch’s hands … RT 82-83

"[Ienner] said, 'Leonard, you know, we love you more than some groups that sell five million copies,'" he recalls. "I said, 'Please love me less, and sell five million copies.' He set himself up for that one. But he said, 'Your integrity and your artistry is something we cherish very highly.' I said, 'Look, I got that part covered. Just treat me like a commodity. That's what I'm interested in. Whether the stuff is any good or great or not, I wrestle over that material all the time. That's not what I'm here for.'
"I was representing myself at this point. [Cohen took over his own affairs after the death of his lawyer.] That was very refreshing and made them rather uneasy because usually the artists don't come in and negotiate the contract. I started undertaking that function. I found it very invigorating and refreshing. I'll never let a lawyer do that for me again. This is one of the bonuses of the whole enterprise, to actually sit with the guys and talk about how much you're worth."