Wednesday, June 24, 2015

Leonard Cohen's Tactics & The Coordinated Custody Matter

From: Kelley Lynch <>
Date: Wed, Jun 24, 2015 at 5:41 PM
To: "*irs. commissioner" <*>, Washington Field <>, ASKDOJ <>, ": Division, Criminal" <>, Dennis <>, MollyHale <>, nsapao <>, fsb <>, rbyucaipa <>, khuvane <>, blourd <>, Robert MacMillan <>, a <>, wennermedia <>, Mick Brown <>, "glenn.greenwald" <>, Harriet Ryan <>, "hailey.branson" <>, "stan.garnett" <>,, "mayor.garcetti" <>,, "Kelly.Sopko" <>
Cc: Dan Bergman <>, Michelle Rice <>

IRS, FBI, and DOJ,

Just checking my emails on this account.  I'll forward you the others privately.

I am reviewing the outrageous, retaliatory motion for sanctions.  I am attaching this, and other evidence, to my federal RICO suit.  This document mentions my plan for future litigation.  That is why they moved to seal these documents.  The evidence was already submitted to federal Tax Court and Judge Hess was clear that he has no jurisdiction over federal Tax Court.  That matter involves egregious fraud upon the Tax Court and the Chief Trial Counsel's office.  

I am going to attach the custody matter file to my federal lawsuit and ask the Court to seal it.  Every word in that matter is a lie.  This is going to be an example of the tactics used against me.  Other tactics are the fraud restraining orders (including the fraudulent registration of the Colorado order as domestic violence) and my 2012 trial.  One issue before federal court is going to be the ongoing legal conspiracy to cover up criminal tax fraud and conceal evidence.  As of 2002, Leonard Cohen didn't have the argument with Tax Court or the Chief Trial Counsel's office that he's having now with LA Superior Court.  He hadn't obtained the fraudulent default judgment in a matter where I wasn't served.  He nevertheless failed to advise IRS and Tax Court that the 2001 deal closed with Traditional Holdings, LLC.  By that time, he didn't have the argument re. fraud or rescission.  And, as of that time, Blue Mist Touring Company, Inc. owned the intellectual property and, according to Dale Burgess and Ken Cleveland, still does.  I've sent many of the custody matter documents to IRS.  I will now attach the entire file in Case No. SFO 000 150 and ask the judge to review that as a tactic.

All the best,

---------- Forwarded message ----------
From: Ann Diamond
Date: Wed, Jun 24, 2015 at 2:05 AM
To: Kelley Lynch <>

When Stephen Gianelli’s emails land in my inbox, mostly out of the blue and unsolicited, they are so overflowing with repetitive accusations, misinformation, threats, self-aggrandizing boasts, undiluted rage, and general nastiness that it's next to impossible to read to the end of one of them. My impulse is always to ignore them and tell him to stop sending them. That he seems to have unlimited energy  and endless time to go over all these details with someone he does not know in an attempt to win me over, while at the same time he constantly accuses me of having an ancient axe to grind with Cohen (i.e. I'm a hopeless case, as far as he's concerned, so he's barking furiously up the wrong tree), would under normal circumstances be a sign of mental imbalance.

To the detriment of any serious exchange, he always throws in plenty of insults, false statements and fanciful deductions. His tone is that of a pitbull straining at the leash and giv es me flashbacks of a courtroom where I’m being cross-examined by a vicious criminal lawyer whose whole strategy is to exhaust and terrorize the witness. Gianelli’s game is to complicate and obfuscate, mixing legal arguments with irrelevant nonsense. He seems to assume his opponent is stupid and weak and can be overwhelmed by a word-salad. I think some of this could be caused by his overuse of "copy and paste" --  he's in a hurry and not really writing "to me" or trying to make a persuasive argument. He doesnt reread his emails to see what kind of message they actuall convey: that the writer is standing on some soapbox in his mind, shouting at the world, like certain mental patients you see walking the streets who seem to be mad at the air, the cars, the sidewalk.

He's obviously not interested in holding a discussion, getting to the truth, or looking beyond the various documents he "downloaded at his own expense"  -- and as anyone with common sense knows, legal documents don't prove what really happened in 2004-5.  They convey some of the evidence, all of it coming from one side.

Gianelli's explanation as to why he's been out to get Kelley Lynch since 2008, does not make sense either. He claims she slandered him and called him names on the internet, and in revenge he has totally immersed himself in her legal case. To the point of contacting her relatives and friends, spreading false stories about her, making up quotes, “visiting her in jail”, posting photes of her residence and roommates on his blog – for the past seven years. Nobody in their right mind, let alone a 'successful trial lawyer' -- who has no material interest in this case, and is not a paid shill -- behaves like this. It's not just extremely unprofessional, it would land him on 'stress leave' or in serious trouble with his colleagues and peers if he were still practicing. Hiding behind the handle Blogonaut would not conceal his identity for long, especially not on the porous internet. His badly written and often illogical, emotional rants would embarrass and bring him close to  professional suicide.

But apparently since he's retired, and apparently well-off, and lives in a comfortable tax haven on Crete, he doesn't seem to care and just indulges his childish fantasies and catty remarks with his tiny circle of  cronies. It’s fairly obvious he uses alternate accounts and different IDs, e.g. “Mongochili,” to make it appear others read his blog and share his ‘obcession’ with Lynch. His sheer extremism indicates he is either a “rogue criminal lawyer” gone slightly postal, or a paid agent of Leonard Cohen and/or his legal team.  I think the latter.
I think his over-the-top campaign will have the opposite effect than the one intended: it can only make people suspicious of the case against Kelley Lynch. Otherwise, why not let justice take its course? Why subject her to endless attacks over the internet if she has already been declared guilty? This kind of harassment resembles 'gang stalking' -- except that Gianelli seems to be both the leader and most of the membership of his own gang.
Gianelli is like no other email correspondent I have ever had, in his aggressiveness and persistence. A single-paragraph response from my end always leads to a flood from him. Each exchange is like a trip down a rabbithole of misinformation and irrationality. However, sifting through them, I sometimes find he mixes in details and facts which might be worth discussing, if they weren’t drowned by silly invective. This could be a tactic he may have used in his career -- and if he really was ever a successful trial lawyer, it can only have been by being an insufferable bully. Or maybe most of his cases involved low-life criminals or people with little or no education. Going back and reading through parts of his recent emails, I do see some points that would be worth answering if they weren't also red herrings. E.g. when he explains how KVW got in touch with Robert Kory.
The issue of the signatures seems like a technical issue but as we know, cases are won on technicalities. 

That's one of the reasons, including the 10-year series of precedents, that I am not surprised the judge dismissed Kelley's motion. If Gianelli were truly a respectable lawyer, he would restrict his comments to these legal matters, and not engage in bizarre slander and speculation.
He frequently writes to me at length about my "past" - basing most of it on hearsay. He builds a whole psychological profile on misinformation. Because I’m no stranger to slander, I've written out my story on a public blog etc. where anyone can read what I have to say. Much of what I have written about Leonard Cohen was initially to defend myself against baseless gossip and rumours that were circulated (and believed) by some of his friends. My account is completely different, much more detailed and accurate and in my opinion quite revealing of the life of a pop idol in our celebrity-worshiping culture. There's no point in my arguing with people who base their opinions on ridiculous myths, like the 'restraining order' that never was.
I really don't care if Gianelli thinks I am a star-struck 'scorned woman' who never got over her passing encounter with Leonard Cohen. This man’s fixed opinions, based on trashy clichés say much more about him than they do about me or my writing, or why I became interested in what really happened to Kelley Lynch. I am by now firmly convinced Lynch is a patsy/victim of a weird consortium of Cohen associates, clueless supporters, and Cohen himself. If I hadn't lived next door to Leonard Cohen, and witnessed similar dynamics twenty years ago, I might believe differently. But the essence of what happened to Kelley also happened to me, two decades ago, on a lesser scale with lower stakes. It was relatively easy for me to walk away from it back then – my reputation was damaged but my life was not utterly destroyed by my association with Leonard Cohen, as Kelley's was.
I empathize with her situation, and see it as just one more story of the corruption that is sinking the whole world. I know Leonard Cohen would agree with that. He would only disagree with the idea that we all have an obligation to oppose injustice, instead of letting injustice be while profiting from it.
Ann D.