Liberty Dollar founder avoids imprisonment in sentencing
Dear Friend of GATA and Gold:
We have it only through a reliable intermediary that Liberty Dollar founder Bernard von Not Haus, convicted rather strangely almost four years ago of counterfeiting for issuing silver coins worth more than the originals they were supposed to be imitating, received a lenient sentence today from Judge Richard Voorhees in U.S. District Court for the Western District of North Carolina -- six months of home confinement and three years of probation.
It's said that the judge observed that von Not Haus' motivation with the Liberty Dollar was philosophical rather than criminal. It's also said that the judge ordered the federal government to return to its owners the millions of dollars of metal held by Liberty Dollar for its clients.
A lawyer representing GATA appeared in court today to argue for leniency for von Not Haus.
More as it becomes available.
CHRIS POWELL, Secretary/Treasurer
Gold Anti-Trust Action Committee Inc.
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