June 29, 2006
Revised July 06, 2006 with new information highlighted in “RED”
By Terry Richards
Copyright 2006 by Terry Richards. All Rights Reserved.
FOUNDER OF THE VETERANS PARTY OF AMERICA
ANNOUNCES HE’S “CONNECTED” TO ORGANIZED CRIME
According to Robert Thompson former Florida Chair and Gilbert Heroux
former Treasurer of the Florida Veterans Party of America a/k/a www.VeteransParty.US who attended the Party’s first National Convention held in Tampa, Florida in November 2005, PHILLIP G. MESKIN a/k/a P.G. MESKIN, Founder and National Executive Committee Chairman of Veterans Party of America who resides at 1441 Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Street South, St. Petersburg, FL 33705-2424, Telephone (727) 822-8387, advised them and other Officers and Members of the Party attending the Convention that he is currently and actively “CONNECTED” to Organized Crime and that he became “CONNECTED” many years ago through the late MEYER LANSKY, the well-known “Financial-Wizard” of Organized Crime from the 1930’s to the 1960’s and a supposed relative of Meskin either by “blood” or by “marriage.”
Of course, Meskin might just be “PUFFING” about his ties to “Organized Crime” since it has been my experience has been that:
“THOSE WHO KNOW DON’T TELL, AND THOSE WHO TELL DON’T KNOW.
However, if it is true, I thought this information might be of value to the Florida Secretary of State and the Federal Elections Commission since Meskin is the Founder of the Veterans Party of America, as well as holds Office in the Party at the National, State and County levels, since having “OPENLY DECLARED” his ties to Organized Crime among other things, DISQUALIFIES and BARS MESKIN from holding Office or otherwise being “connected” in any way with the Veterans Party of America or any other Political Party. I have sent them copy of the list of all those who attended the Party Convention in the event they want to question or depose them to see who else might have heard Meskin announce that he was “CONNECTED”?
Additionally, I also sent them a list of Meskin’s National Executive Committee’s current and former Vice-Chair, Secretary, Treasurer, and Parliamentarian in the event they might want to question or depose them concerning this matter and whether they are also “CONNECTED” to Organized Crime?
Also according Thompson and Heroux, Meskin advised all the Conventioneers whom purchased Party promotional items and had to pay fees for attending the Convention, to make out their Checks to the Veterans Post Newspaper rather than to the Veterans Party of America. And Thompson who paid for his purchases and fees by credit card said that when he received his monthly statement from the bank it revealed that his credit card charges had been paid to the Veterans Post Newspaper rather than the Veterans Party of America.
Meskin also advised everyone at the Convention that the Veterans Post Newspaper “Owns” the Veterans Party of America and that the Veterans Party of America owes the Newspaper $30,000 for expenses the Newspaper advanced the Party but NO PROOF of this DEBT was revealed by Meskin.
Meskin also advised Conventioneers that this “$30,000 DEBT” would have to be “REPAID” before any money received from political contributions or commissions or profits from the sale of party merchandise would be deposited into the Party’s bank accounts.
Therefore, regardless of whether it’s true or not that Meskin is “CONNECTED” to Organized Crime or NOT, reasonable minds would conclude that one of the reasons Meskin announced he was “CONNECTED” to Organized Crime was to “INTIMIDATE” and “COERCE” Officers and Members of the Party that THIS $ “30,000 DEBT” WOULD HAVE TO BE “REPAID” WITHOUT QUESTION.
Among other things, the aforementioned “INTIMIDATION” and “COERCION” meets the criteria for “RACKETEERING ACTIVITY.”
Additionally, Phillip G. Meskin also perpetrated conduct defined as “racketeering activity” under 18 U.S.C. s. 1961(1), and F.S. 895 et seq., - OFFENSES CONCERNING RACKETEERING AND ILLEGAL DEBTS by attempting and conspiring to commit Crimes and by attempting and conspiring to Collect an “Unlawful Debt” of $30,000 (Thirty Thousand Dollars) and that is “LEGALLY UNENFORCEABLE” under Federal or State of Florida Statutes in whole or in part because the debt was incurred or contracted relating to interest or usury pursuant to F.S. 687; Violated F.S. 815, relating to computer-related crimes; Violated F.S. 817, relating to fraudulent practices, false pretenses, fraud generally, and credit card crimes; Violated F.S. 837, relating to perjury; Violated F.S. 843, relating to obstruction of justice; Violated F.S. 896, relating to offenses related to financial transactions; conduct defined as "racketeering activity" under 18 U.S.C. s. 1961(1).
Additional Violations of Florida Statutes may include F.S. 825, relating to abuse, neglect, or exploitation of an elderly person or disabled adult.