David C. Farmer, Successor-Trustee vs. Harmon
(Formerly Woo vs. Harmon & Nicholson vs. Harmon)
CV05-00030 DAE KSC
U.S. District Court For the District of Hawaii
Judges: David A. Ezra; Kevin S. Chang
Hawaiian Island Homes, Ltd.
931 University Ave, Ste 305
Honolulu, HI 96826
This witness is a real estate developer with extensive business relationships with Kamehameha Schools and its subsidiaries. Peter Savio was also a named witness, along with Defendant, in EQ2048.
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NEW DISCOVERY (04-11-08): Trustee James B. Nicholson was the court-appointed bankruptcy trustee for Defendant’s witness, Peter Savio:
Hawaii’s Top 250 Companies:
New To The List: Whoa, Savio!
Hawaiian Island Homes' debut is marked by acrimony
By Kelli Abe Trifonovitch, Hawaii Business Magazine
Any interview that focuses on Peter Savio's new company, Hawaiian Island Homes Ltd., will soon focus on another Top 250 company, Central Pacific Bank. Says Savio: "They're malicious. They're vicious. I am going to become a stockholder in Central Pacific Bank. I am going to reform that institution. Their mistake was they stomped me. They didn't kill me. I'm coming back. I'm going to have fun with them."
Go back to the year 2001. Savio Inc., a holding company for eight real estate sales and development companies, was No. 56 on the Top 250, with $134.6 million in 2000 gross sales. But in 2001, Savio Inc. filed for Chapter 7 liquidation, and Peter Savio and his wife filed for personal bankruptcy protection. Savio says he was forced into the bankruptcies because CPB gave him just five days to move from his second-floor offices at 931 University Ave. Savio says he had been in a workout plan with a number of lenders after he started experiencing cash-flow problems in the mid-1990s. But CPB forced his hand.
"The only way to stop them was, I had to file for personal bankruptcy. So to save my employees and everything else, I filed for personal bankruptcy - one of the most difficult decisions I've ever had to make. But I was really pissed at Central Pacific Bank for doing that," he says.
"It was tough," he adds. "Basically I lost everything. Lost my house. Lost everything. Had to basically come back from nothing."
Today, Savio is more than back. His real estate company, Hawaiian Island Homes Ltd., lists 2002 gross sales of $177 million. Its office is downstairs in the same building that Savio Inc.'s once was. And the company is No. 27, ahead of CPB Inc. (No. 49), something Savio will rejoice to read. Savio says, "I've decided that my goal is to beat them in the Top 250. … just so we can say, 'Nannynannybooboo!'"
That's not all. "My short-term and my long-term goal is to reform Central Pacific Bank," Savio says. "I think I'm going to buy the bank."
Ann Takiguchi, Central Pacific Financial's communications officer, says, "We made every effort to work with Mr. Savio, and it is unfortunate that he is blaming us for his situation. Out of respect for our customers' privacy, we have no further comment. As a matter of bank policy, we don't comment on the affairs of our customers."
Bankruptcy court filings show that Central Pacific Bank claimed that Savio Inc. owed it about $1.5 million when Savio filed for bankruptcy in 2001. The Internal Revenue Service and Pitney Bowes Credit Corp. also listed claims of about $2,000 each.
The court-appointed trustee for Savio Inc.'s bankruptcy case, attorney Jim Nicholson, says the only unencumbered asset of the estate, a unit in the Diamond Head Beach apartment building, was sold for $375,000 in June 2003.
Gross sales for Savio's other new company, Hawaiian Island Development, were not reported for this year's Top 250, so one thing is for sure: Next year, he'll be back. Says Savio: "We're going to set up a new holding company called, 'I Hate CPB.' No, my attorney said I couldn't do that. I have a warped sense of humor, OK? But anyway, the new holding company is going to be Ohia Holdings."
Knowing Savio, there is marked symbolism in that choice. After all, the Ohia tree can be found growing in the middle of old lava flows.
Hawaii Business, August, 2003
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October 11, 2006
The Real Deal Behind Granholm's "U. P. Big Deal"
By C. J. Williams, www.MichNews.com
On January 6, 2005 the Yooper grapevine was abuzz with news of another State of Michigan/Nature Conservancy land grab scheme involving 271,000 acres in eight counties, an amount equivalent to 502 square miles. The parcel had been carved from 390,000 forestland acres situated in ten of the Upper Peninsula’s fifteen counties.
Described by the Conservancy as an ecological treasure trove of nature’s precious jewels and pristine landscapes, the 390,000 acres, once owned by the Bishop Estate Trust (a.k.a. Kamehameha Schools Trust), includes more than 300 lakes and 526 miles of rivers and streams. However, as Paul Harvey would say, it’s time to tell the rest of the story about story about Governor Granholm’s “U. P. Big Deal”, also known as the Nature Conservancy’s “Northern Great Lakes Forest Project”.
Bernice Pauahi Bishop was the great-granddaughter and last direct descendent of Hawaiian King Kamehameha I. Born to high priests, Bernice was raised by a prime minister and educated by Protestant missionaries. While in her teens, she married Charles Bishop, a 28-year old New Yorker.
After her death in 1884, Charles helped establish the Kamehameha Schools and subsequent Bishop Trust according to Bernice’s last will and testament. To do so he used her substantial land holdings and his considerable wealth.
The Bishop Trust, Hawaii’s largest private landowner once estimated to be worth $10 billion or more, still operates schools and educational programs throughout the islands. Over the past several decades, the scandal-ridden Trust has been raided through convoluted schemes that almost defy unraveling.
So how did it come to pass that a Hawaiian trust fund once owned so much of Michigan’s beautiful Upper Peninsula? The answer lies in a purported friendship between Ben Benson and Mark McConaghy, a PricewaterhouseCoopers tax expert hired by the Bishop Estate trustees to keep the IRS off their greedy backs. But, I get ahead of myself.
Some of the 271,000 acres, now lauded as Granholm’s “U.P. Big Deal”, once belonged to the Calumet and Hecla Mining Company. By the late 1960’s, however, C & H could no longer afford to mine copper while meeting all the new environmental standards being put in place. Having to compete with China and other countries, which produce ore with cheap labor while ignoring environmental issues, and facing demands of better pay from its own striking miners in 1968, C & H closed its mines and sold its land holdings to Universal Oil Products.
A similar fate met miners who rode buses for up to an hour or more to the Copper Range mine near White Pine in Ontonagon County. An environmental lawsuit filed in 1995 by the National Wildlife Federation, the Michigan United Conservation Clubs, and others, plus a successful effort to agitate a band of Native Americans over environmental issues, helped end copper’s glory days there, too. But the world’s greatest source of native copper, uranium, gas, oil, and other valuable underground resources still lie waiting in the U.P. and the State of Michigan, the Conservancy, and global mining conglomerates know it.
Ben Benson, a very young New Englander, amassed some of the former C & H property in the late 1980’s, combined it with 292,000 acres purchased in 1990 from Cliff’s Forest Products (Cleveland-Cliffs), added a little bit more from here and there, and set about developing a high-tech, satellite-enhanced timbering operation, or so the tale is told.
According to Maura Singleton’s August 1999 article, “Sea Hawk”, published in the Virginia Business Magazine, 40-year-old Benson had been a dyslexic and indifferent student who dropped out of school in the ninth grade. At age 15, he stole the family car, drove from Cape Cod to Maine, and used a newly obtained credit card to buy 100 acres of rocky wilderness, which he subdivided and sold in 5-acre vacation plots.
Singleton wrote that, at age 17, Benson joined the Navy submarine corps and worked with sonar on a nuclear fast-attack sub, but his plan for a Navy career went by the wayside four years later due to allergies.
By the early 1980’s, Benson, who claimed never to have done anything for more than four years, had already run an oil company and a New Hampshire real estate development company.
He then focused attention on the state of Virginia, marrying the granddaughter of an East Shore developer, an area where the Nature Conservancy (TNC) controlled and mismanaged a great deal of land. It was here that Benson again took up work in real estate, developing exclusive coastline property.
In 1991, Benson, with title to about half-a-million U.P. acres, became involved in a partnership of sorts with the Bishop Estate Trustees through his pal, Mark McConoghy. But, in 1994 at age 35, after surviving two heart attacks within an 8-month period, he sold his U.P. land holdings to the Trust for a few million dollars and bought a 65-foot Hatteras, which he christened “Sea Hawk”.
The partnership may have dissolved, but it later caused Benson’s name to come up in Bobby Harmon’s RICO lawsuit - Civil No. 99-00304 DAE: Harmon v Federal Insurance Company, P & C Insurance Co., Inc., Marsh & McLennan, Inc., Trustees of Kamehameha Schools/Bishop Estate, PricewaterhouseCoopers, et al, filed in the U.S. District Court for the District of Hawaii.
Harmon is still immersed in litigation regarding his claims of fraud, tax evasion, racketeering and other wrongful acts involving the Bishop Land Trust. His lengthy witness list, which he adds to almost daily, includes newly appointed U.S. Treasury Secretary Henry Paulson who is a former Goldman Sachs CEO. Paulson was also a Board member of the Nature Conservancy and served as co-chairman of its Asia Pacific Council. At one time, the scandal-ridden Bishop Trust owned a great deal of Goldman Sachs stock.
When Benson was featured in the “Sea Hawk” article, he was searching for millions of dollars worth of lost treasure off Virginia’s coast and dueling with Spain for the right to do so. He’s since sold that venture, Sea Hawk, Inc., to wheeler and dealer Peter Knollenberg.
Considering that Benson had been a dyslexic, fifteen-year-old credit card-owning high school dropout and run-away, his estimated fortune, said to be around $110 million several years ago, isn’t too shabby.
After Benson sold his U.P. holdings to the Bishop Trust, Benson Forest Products became known as Munising based Shelter Bay Forests, which managed the trust’s U.P. land holdings with “gentle timbering” technology until the forestland was put up for bids in the fall of 2002.
Although Governor Engler, the Conservancy, and an “undisclosed timber company” formed a “private-public” partnership to bid on the Bishop Trust land, they lost out to Forestland Group LLC, which closed on their deal during the summer of 2003.
Founded in 1995, Forestland Group is a North Carolina based forest investment management organization (TIMO) that purchases property through its various Heartwood Forestland Funds. As of April 2005, Forestland Group owned 560,000 Upper Peninsula acres; 78,110 acres in Houghton and Keweenaw Counties bought from Mead in 1998, 91,117 acres in Iron, Ontonagon, Houghton and Baraga Counties bought from Ned Lake Timber and Land Company in 2001, and the remainder being the former Bishop Trust holdings of 389,202 acres bought in the summer of 2003.
Within a few months of closing on the Bishop Trust deal, Forestland Group offered its prize to the State of Michigan, and by January 2004 the Michigan Chapter of the Nature Conservancy had already secured at least one grant toward the purchase. That’s not surprising, however, considering that a January ‘05 news article written by George Gallagher for the Council of Michigan Foundations lauds several foundations that had taken an active role to help TNC’s Michigan chapter in their then four-year public/private partnership initiative to get their biscuit hooks on the Upper Peninsula Bishop Trust timberland.
Upon learning in 2002 that the public/private partnership lost the bid, Phil Powers, then chairman of the MI-Nature Conservancy, said Forestland Group could fit in with the Conservancy’s goals. “Our sense is they’ve got a first-class track record of putting in place solutions like the ones we’re working on. We in the Nature Conservancy are looking forward to working out a partnership with them,” said Powers.
Tina Hall, the U.P. director of the MI-Nature Conservancy, said the idea of securing recreational access easements to portions of the property was not dead. “…We know the Forestland Group so well, we feel we can work with them,” said Hall.
As the story behind the “U.P. Big Deal” unfolded, it was claimed that key players met at Governor Granholm’s office in November 2003. And, though she had to put the parties in separate rooms when negotiations broke down and shuffle back and forth with offers and counter-offers until she got them to make a deal, an agreement was finally made between the two who’ve been bed partners for years - the State of Michigan and the Nature Conservancy - in tandem with Forestland Group LLC, whose President and CEO is none other than Thomas Massengale, a former Nature Conservancy senior executive and founder of it’s North Carolina Chapter.
Of the 390,000 Bishop Trust acres for which Forestland Group outbid the State, the Nature Conservancy, and their “unnamed” timber company partner, the Conservancy, with multi-billion dollars in tax-exempt assets, will own fee interest (includes mineral rights) in 23,338 acres in the Big Two Hearted River watershed and will manage the State’s conservation easement on 248,000 acres still owned by Forestland Group.
A campaign to fund Granholm’s “U.P. Big Deal” land grab for the Conservancy’s $57.9 million “Northern Great Lakes Forest Project” got underway without anyone asking state citizens if they approved of her Big Deal or not.
Pretty slick, eh!
Copyright by C. J. Williams
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January 7, 1999
Nature Conservancy looks to buy coral atoll
With federal help, Palmyra may become a national refuge
By Lori Tighe, Star-Bulletin
The U.S. government's $8 million appropriation to buy Palmyra Atoll, "a postcard paradise," has pleased its owners, but didn't bring a sale any closer.
The $8 million is the largest allocation for a federal refuge in the western United States, said U.S. Sen. Dan Inouye yesterday.
The asking price is roughly $35 million, but private funds from the Nature Conservancy are intended to help pay for it.
The Nature Conservancy, which is negotiating the deal, made its second offer in December to buy Palmyra Atoll, 1,000 miles south of Hawaii, from the Fullard-Leo family. They have owned Palmyra since the 1920s and bought it for $22,000.
"The appropriation is positive, but there's still no agreement on price," said Peter Savio, agent representing the family, and owner of Palmyra Development and Savio Realty....
"We're thrilled about the $8 million," said Barbara Maxfield, Fish and Wildlife spokeswoman. "We're hopeful the Nature Conservancy can work out a deal with the landowners."
If the Nature Conservancy buys Palmyra, the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service will run it as a national refuge with limited public use....
Palmyra Atoll, which has 600 land acres and 15,000 acres of coral reefs, remains the world's only undeveloped wet atoll, Maragos said.
Read the complete story at...
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May 4, 2000
Nature Conservancy to buy ‘tropical Garden of Eden’
Palmyra Atoll offers coral reefs, seabirds, endangered
marine life — and black rats
By Lori Tighe, Star-Bulletin
Palmyra Atoll has been called a "dense, tropical Garden of Eden," a "jewel of America's Pacific coral reefs" and the nation's "last true marine wilderness."
But what people may not know about the recently bought Palmyra, haunted by murder and pirate treasure, 1,000 miles south of Hawaii -- is its black rat problem. Even during the day rats unchecked by predators can be seen scuttling into the underbrush.
Blissfully to conservationists, the rats remain Palmyra's biggest problem now that the 52 islets have been saved from human destruction.
It took the Nature Conservancy three years of negotiations with Oahu's Fullard-Leo family to buy the islands for an estimated $30 million. The deal was to be announced to the public today.
Interior Secretary Bruce Babbitt, who described Palmyra as the "jewel of America's Pacific coral reefs," said the atoll "should be protected from exploitation" and preserved for future generations.
Although privately owned, the atoll is considered a U.S. territory under the jurisdiction of the Interior Department. The Nature Conservancy hopes the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service will eventually manage two-thirds of the atoll as a nature refuge and an ecotourism destination.
"This is a splendidly wonderful thing for wildlife," said Beth Flint, a U.S. Fish and Wildlife biologist in Honolulu. "Oh yes, we're celebrating."
Palmyra is so important, Flint said, that last year the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service ranked it first in the nation to buy and save.
"It represents habitat not well represented in the United States and protected land systems."
Palmyra is the most important unprotected marine wilderness left in the U.S. tropics, according to the Nature Conservancy. It offers one of the world's most diverse coral reefs, likened to the rain forests of the ocean. An abundant array of seabirds and marine life, including numerous endangered species, make their home at Palmyra.
"The family is excited about the sale and sad at the same time," said Peter Savio, who represented Fullard-Leo family in the sale. "They've always wanted to protect the island."
Ellen and Leslie Fullard-Leo bought Palmyra in 1948 for $100,000. The U.S. Navy took over the island and used it as a naval air base during World War II. Then the Fullard-Leos fought for the return of Palmyra all the way to the U.S. Supreme Court and won in 1947.
Over the years, Palmyra brushed with fates to become a nuclear waste dump, a casino and a senior citizen retreat. But the Fullard-Leos wanted to preserve it as they knew it: untouched, pristine and wild.
"I'm grateful to the Fullard-Leo family," said Robert Smith, Pacific manager for U.S. Fish and Wildlife. "I know how difficult it is for them to give up their family heritage."
Smith, who once described Palmyra as a "dense, tropical Garden of Eden," recalls first scuba-diving Palmyra in 1997 with Nature Conservancy's head, Chuck Cook.
They dived a vertical coral wall section when a pod of bottlenose dolphins, including a calf, approached them closely.
"When we surfaced, Cook, who had dived in Palau, the seventh wonder of the diving world, said he had never seen that," Smith said....
People will soon be able to visit Palmyra and witness its wonders once Congress appropriates between $8 million and $10 million for it as planned. This will allow the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service to help manage it.
Nature Conservancy Honolulu spokesman Grady Timmons said: "It's a big purchase for us, one of the biggest conservation purchases we've made. We still have to raise more money for it."
The sale ensuring Palmyra's survival into the millennium could be a happy ending to what some old salts have described as a mariner's curse. A Spanish pirate ship, full of Inca treasure, wrecked on the Palmyra reefs in 1816, and its crew buried the loot under a palm tree, according to legend. But the sailors died before it could be found.
A San Diego couple was murdered aboard their luxury yacht by another couple they had befriended. Their bodies were dumped in waters near Palmyra in 1974.
The woman's bones were found six years later after they washed ashore. The double murder later became a best-selling book, "And the Sea Will Tell," and a TV movie.
But only Palmyra's animal inhabitants, including the rats, know the truth about the curse.
The rats, who jumped ship for Palmyra sometime unknown in the past, pose a threat to the ground-nesting seabirds, said Flint.
"The rats could be removed. That's probably one of the first things we would do if we manage Palmyra."
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Date Posted: 23:57:26 02/17/06 Fri
Author: The Royal Hawaiian Catbird
Subject: Connecting the dots in the Pacific....
Check out the Pacific Islands, including the Marianna Islands and Hawaiian private atoll, Palmyra Island, a reported $36,000,000 to $46,000,000 "purchase" from Hawaii interests to Federal interests, via the nonprofit Nature Conservancy - Suzanne Case, to the Dept. of Interior, under Gale Norton, an associate to Washington D.C. lobbyist, Norm Brownstein, linked to the Colorado Silverado Savings and Loan Fraud ($1.6 Billion dollars) with Neil Bush on the Board of Directors. This was a fraction of the cost for the manipulated American Tax Payers with a total figure hovering in the $700 BILLION to an estimated TRILLION DOLLAR loss with interests in the United States. The Greatest undetected Public Bank Robbery in U.S. history as reported in the media.
This South Pacific "vacation" and capitalist venture spot during this time frame in the Marianna Islands, has been documented with convicted Washington D.C. lobbyist, Jack Abramoff, from Florida, and Congressional Speaker of the House, Tom Delay, from Texas, being in the Marianna Islands. Bankrupt protected and Corrupt Hawaii Realtor/Developer/Investor/and Con Artist, Peter Savio, (Hawaiian Island Homes Ltd), associated to the defrauded Kamemeha Schools / Bishop Estate Trust and owner of the Leasehold Palmyra Island (1990 to 2065) in the Marianna Islands helps "broker" a secret deal between Native Hawaiians and Private family interests with the nonprofit Nature Conservancy (Case Family) for the vested interests for the U.S. Dept. of Interior. The private Hawaii island atoll, Palymra Island, was lost in the Supreme Court decision, by the U.S. Milititary to the private Hawaii family back in 1947 after the end of Japanese hostilities in the South Pacific and the end for World War 11 (Fullard-Leo vs. United States Government).
The Hawaii Governor recently returns immediately from the Philippines, back to Hawaii in January 2006, leaving the rest of the Hawaii promotional delegation behind, and is implicated in the initial Abramoff investigations to return her $4,000 illicit gaming proceeds back to the source in Washington D.C. The two Hawaii delegates to Congress (U.S. Senator Daniel Inouye - $6,000 and U.S. House of Rep. Neil Abercromibe - $2,000) refuse to give their Abramoff PAC donations back after also being implicated with the investigation committee in Washington D.C.
Native American Indian, Tom Cole (R - Okl) is given ILLICIT Hawaii PAC proceeds to help lobby and influence the GOP Congressional delegates in Congress for the urgent passage for the stealth intents for the ambiguous, revised Native Hawaiian Akaka bill, deceptively changing names to the Native Hawaiian Recognition bill, stalled in Congress since 2000. Why?
E PLURIBUS UNUM......?
RHC - a nonprofit - no profit organization in the Republic of Hawaii
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Date Posted: 07:46:31 08/19/05 Fri
Author: jc and ann shannon
Subject: Hawaiian Public forgery, Hawaiian political constructive Fraud, and Hawaiian special entitlements
Ref: State of Hawaii DLNR Executive Order 3117, silently executed on January 29, 1982, and the Hawaiian special entitlements using the "PUNA CONNECTION", lobbying Native Hawaiian Rights and National political platforms in Congress.
Sequence of dates for Native Hawaiian CONSTRUCTIVE FRAUD and special racial entitlements, seeking more vested governmental powers, to defraud the unsuspecting public in the Aloha State of Hawaii.
For reasons which the catbird can review, the time frame is very important to understand our documented allegations, involving Hawaii and the Big Island's political and economic agenda. The decline of the Hawaiian agriculture industry and the loss of important sugarcane revenues on the Big Island of Hawaii, as well as the anticipated government knowledge for the closing of the giant Puna Sugar Plantation, starting in 1982, leaving vacant and useless speculative subdivisions and real estate investments, became the driving factor for Executive Order 3117, being implemented in a secluded Public State Park entrance, in Puna, Hawaii.
The rise of the Native Hawaiian Sovereignty Movement, the Nationalistic emerging of the Hawaiian heritage and culture agendas, and the political influence of the Big Island Hawaiians and silent underground political agenda for the Royal Order of Kamehameha members: Akaka, Waihee, and Mehau, became the political powerhouse brokerage firm for Native Hawaiian Rights and Native Hawaiian Constructive Fraud and the Big Island "PUNA CONNECTION" in Hawaii. While holding state and local offices, the speculative Big Island, using Hawaiian huis (group investors)to acquire large tracts of cheap Hawaiian lands, after statehood, became the land boom area in the Hawaiian Islands.
1970 to 1974 - Ariyoshi runs for statewide office as the Lt. Gov. to John Burns last Administration. Controversial Hawaiian, Larry Mehau, a former political associate and cop, is the Hawaiian connection and political fund raiser/organizer. Mehau is appointed to the powerful DLNR board.
1974 to 1978 - Ariyoshi is elected Governor with the Big Island Lt. Gov. Nelson Doi. Mehau is the self appointed Hawaiian political organzer and fund raiser. The Sunshine Laws for open and transparent government is omitted from the one party Hawaii Legislature to control Hawaii's political agenda. Mehau is appointed to another term with the DLNR. Nelson Doi and Ariyoshi differ and clash on political philosphies.
1978 to 1982 - The woman movement is in full peak and Doi is dumped in favor of Jean S. King. Doi is appointed to a Federal judges position to help establish the government for the Marshall Islands. Ariyoshi and King differ on growth and development for Hawaii....Ariyoshi being pro development and business more than King. Mehau is the Hawaiian political organizer and fund raiser but is left off the BLNR appointment, while establishing his Hawaii Protective Security Agency.
1982 to 1986 - Ariyoshi defeats King in the DNC primaries and becomes Governor with his young (34 yrs old) and new Big Island Native Hawaiian Lt. Gov., lawyer, and real estate investor, John Waihee, opening the doors for the Hawaiian Sovereignty Movement activist.
With this brief Hawaii political background, the Native Hawaiian Constructive Fraud, during this time frame, in the Puna diversified agriculture district, on the secluded Big Island of Hawaii continues:
June 15, 1981 - a private "outside" family has their unsuspecting official state DLNR legal access documents suppressed in the Hilo DLNR land division office. (Taguchi)
October 27, 1981 - a deceptive official state survey, in a secluded Public State Park entrance, in lower Puna, encroaching upon a Hawaiian Developer's private road entrance, is silently completed by the DLNR officials.
January 29, 1982 - Executive Order 3117, attaching the DLNR State survey map, is executed and deceptively implemented and assigned to the remote Public State Park, in lower Puna, manipulating the Public's important legal public records with the DLNR Bureau of Conveyance, to secretly regulate, manipulate, control, and protect, exclusive Hawaiian land locked roadway entrances to the public's private fee simple properties to secretly scrutinize and defraud future invested private assets and proceeds.
Executive Order 3117 could also secretly regulate, manipulate, protect, and control, the manipulated public's legal access, as well as scrutinizing and protecting lucrative and clandestine diversified agriculture cultivations, distributions, and illicit revenues.
The powerful DLNR controlled under it's jurisdiction: all small boat harbors (Pohoiki and Honoipu Landing); small airfields (Upolu Airport - behind King Kamehameha's birthplace); all Public and State Parks and Forestry Lands; and all DOT road entrances on the Big Island of Hawaii.
November of 1982 - shortly after the re-election of Ariyoshi and Waihee, Hurricane Iwa slams into the Hawaiian Islands, requiring multimillions of FEMA Funds to address the destruction and damage.
January 3, 1983 - within a few months after the election, the sudden eruption and destruction of Kilauea Volcano, in the Puna District on the Big Island of Hawaii, now requries more Federal and State FEMA funds, being authorized and inter-mixed with DLNR public revenues being deceptively generated by Executive Order 3117 in the economically depressed Puna District and a Public State Park. The vested powers of E.O. 3117 and attached annotations, HRS 171-011, authorizes DLNR Treasury funds to be allocated to the Kalapana victims (Waihee's constitutents) and Royal Garden Estate Subdivision (Ariyoshi's development).
Replacement Hawaiian Home lands at low interest rates were to be allocated for Kikala-Keokea Subdivision, outside of Kalapana and beneath the same hazardous volcano vent, was being paid to the Hawaiian Developer Estate to deceptively create a fictious subdivision while manipulated FEMA funds were being channeled, diverted, and manipulated, to finally stop the development "due to lack of funds" after investing and bulldozing the lava fields and water fire-hydrant installations giving the illusion of creating a subdivision for the manipulated natural disaster victims.
May of 1990 - the private "outside" family (Hawaiian Airline pilot) living next door to the Hawaiian Developer Estate, who had his official legal access documents suppressed back on June 15, 1981, filed for Federal Bankrutpcy (case no: 90-00227) after failing to sell his unknown land locked property for many years. He loses about $350,000 dollars. On his testimonial, he offered bribery fees and paid extorted legal access fees to the Hawaiian Developers former subdivison association, which was a fraudulent and illegal access right of ways.
The Hawaiian Developers Estate, in collusion with the DLNR official (Taguchi) were responsible for his families demise. The DLNR land agent, Taguchi, has since been promoted to the State Public Parks division to protect and suppress the fraud in lower Puna.
The Federal Trustee, from Las Vegas, Nevada, was elderly, ill, and an "outsider". His young "assistant" political front, was a attractive young hoale, married to a "inside" local, named Mary Lou WOO, from Honolulu, Hawaii.
The legal access documents and manipulation were to be updated and corrected to offer the public a free and clear title in a Federal Public Auction. The suppressed fraud continued with the suppression of the official legal access documents with the silent existence for Executive Order 3117, nullifying and voiding the historic Executive Order 1750, in the Public State Park.
The government SNAFU now includes the manipulation, defrauding, and tampering with all CONSTITUTIONAL: Federal Bankruptcy Courts, Federal Bankruptcy Judges, Federal Trustees, Federal Public Auctions, Federal Truth in Lending Laws, Federal Title, Insurance, and Mortgages disclosures, Federal FEMA funds, Federal Agriculture Regulations, and all Federal Inter-Commerce Trading acts, in the Aloha State of Hawaii.
Sept. 1990 - an "outsider" San Francisco developer, at the last minute during the
Federal Public Auction, outbids the Hawaiian huis for the fraudulent Hawaiian
property, near the public state park. He invested another $150,000 to remodel the
beautiful plantation home and macadamia nut property, but after many years and
being harassed and intimidated by the Hawaiian developer and huis, he fails to
sell the property and is almost in bankruptcy.
1994 - a mysterious, eccentric, elderly multimillionaire owner, purchases the Hawaiian Developers property, adjacent to the public state park, using a hidden Revocable Trust Title deed as a "front" for the Hawaiian Developers Estate.
1996 - Peter Savio real estate agents, "purchases" the deceptive property from the two "fronts"....the multimillionaire and the Hawaiian Developer. They all planned to convert, develop, and profit from the mini subdivision of Five one acre parcels, to be called Lava Tree Estates. After several months of initial investments, by Savio, et al, for surveying, and designing, the subdivision is stopped by the Hawaii County Planning Dept, after repeated documented request for the legal access problem, due to the unknown Executive Order 3117, the unknown suppressed DLNR legal access documents, and the land locking of private fee simple property in lower Puna. This becomes documented "inside" government racketeering, knowing in advance, to the fraud and corruption between the State DLNR land agent, the Hawaiian Developer, and the Hawaii County officials.
October 1999 - Our family, after several years of researching the Puna and Hilo area, purchases the unknown and fraudulent Hawaiian property to establish a small Eco-Tourism B&B business, with the Hawaiian Developer's approval and acceptance to consider his long tenure in the area. Upon selling our properties on the mainland, we returned to Hawaii to discover some unusual and noticeable problems, that were non-existent when we purchased the property: user unfriendly signs appeared such as Kapu, Keep Out, Private Road, Private Property; packs of vicious half wolf/half malmut dogs were patrolling the front parcel property and front entrance to the adjacent public state park.
After several months of establishing the B&B business, the new emergence of noisy fight game cock roosters were being planted on our property to create noise for the peaceful B&B and to attack our egg laying hens, peacocks, and bantam little roosters pets.
After a short period of time, we managed to shoot or chase off the fighting game cock roosters. In the early part of January of 2000, we were alerted by the Hawaiian Developer's Estate to the mysterious discovery of a small, noisy, and pesky creature with a loud 90 dcb noise level, that was being distributed on our property by empty mayonnaise jars with cut slits and tiny dead frogs found on our property while mowing.
The peaceful nights were now being compromised by the noisy frogs but were soon disappearing due to several factors: the open sunlight macadamia nut orchard; the natural predators of the roaming peacocks and chickens, and the natural habititat of the surrounding triple canopy jungle that is the natural home for what is now known as the Cogui Frog invasion in the Hawaiian Islands.
The serene and peaceful Public State Park and the Forest Reserve lands became infested with the tiny creatures migrating from our property. We notified the State DLNR and the Agriculture departments in Hilo, Hawaii, (documented) and the problem wasn't addressed until almost two and half years later, due to the unknown chemicals that required Federal Government approval to combat the invasive frogs, now spreading rapidly throughout the Hawaiian Islands affecting: the ironic Real Estate industry, the Hawaiian agriculture and nursery industry, the pristine Forest Reserve lands and Public State Parks; the quality of life for the manipulated public residents, and the important ecological balance of nature in the Hawaiian Islands.
This casual frog invasion, in deceptive Hawaii, is now costing the Federal
Government Tens of Millions of dollars to confront this deliberately planted
problem, with no end in sight. This is now costing and affecting the private sector
and public to spend their own resources, research, and funding, to protect their
livelihood and respective industries in Hawaii.
December 24, 2001 - We apply for a required Hawaii County Planning Department approval to obtain a required B&B license application and special permit to use the public state Park conservation lands for our business. We soon discover the state and local government bribery, extortion, and blackmail, to exchange and obtain our families important B&B license, for helping the State and County officials execute and record the suppressed June 15, 1981 DLNR legal access documents, being maliciously and deceptively hidden in the Hilo DLNR office files, for over two decades in the Aloha State of Hawaii.
We were advised by the State and County officials to obtain an attorney, which turns out to be a Political DNC party member in Hilo, Hawaii. We were selling our property prior to this discovery of hidden legal documents, that was now being suppressed by the state and local government officials. U.S. Senator Daniel Akaka, from the Big Island, and Governor Cayetano, were notified and became involved after we requested assistance to the blatant fraud, with misleading public information.
Senator Akaka and the Attorney General, Earl Anzai, (who’s wife is an associate with the Bishop Estate political appointees) denies any State DLNR involment, suppresseing Mr. Mehau's involvement with the DLNR land agent and Park protector, Mr. Glenn Taguchi, already implicated by the Hawaiian airline family. The political appointed attorney, immediately helps execute and correct the slight problem but later fails in his judiciary duties to record the DLNR legal documents, due to the existence and presence of Executive Order 3117, still pending in the public state park, land locking all the private properties to this very day!
In summary, the Native Hawaiian CONSTRUCTIVE POLITICAL FRAUD, using and benefitting from Executive Order 3117 and the Hawaiian Developers Estate (related to John Waihee) in collusion with the PUNA CONNECTION to the political front parcel "ownership" adjacent to the public state park is none other than the eccentric, political multimillionaire owner, Sim Wenner, heir to Similac Baby Formula fortunes, and the elderly mother to the equally eccentric and wealthy multimillionaire, Jann Wenner, owner and founder of Rolling Stone Magazine. The National publication, based in New York, has perpetual promoted many local and National political and enviromental platforms and was lobbying the Clinton Administration(s) with Waihee, Akaka, Inouye, (with Mehau in the background), for:
The 1990 Native American Burial Reparation Act, which has since allowed illicit vested Hawaiian governmental powers to the Native Hawaiian Burial Council and the Hawaiian Legal Corporation, to manipulate, discriminate, extort, steal, and stop, any smart community development and infrastructure growth in Hawaii (i.e. - Hokulia on the Big Island).
The 1993 Federal Apology Resolution to Hawaii, under the manipulated Clinton Administration, being deceptively lobbied by Waihee, Akaka, Inouye, and their political fund raiser and Hawaiian activist, Larry Mehau, setting the foundation and base for the pending and racial divisive Akaka Bill in the shadows of Congess.
If ever acknowledged by any State or Federal Government officials, now requiring Federal Registry 13372, dated February 18, 2005, by President George Bush, to protect the Federal Constitution, the defrauded Federal Government, and the Public's manipulated Constitutional Civil Rights and Liberities, Executive Order 3117 would document: THE GRANDEST AND BIGGEST ILLICIT PUBLIC HOAX, PUBLIC FORGERY, PUBLIC FRAUD, PUBLIC DISCRIMINATION, AND PUBLIC MANIPULATION IN HAWAIIAN AND U.S. LEGISLATURE HISTORY! This public CONSTITUTIONAL FRAUD AND WASTE will join the Native Hawaiian Bishop Estate, aka, Kamehameha Schools Trustees fraud, as the biggest PRIVATE trust scandal in U.S. history! (Sixty Minutes CBS).
This Native Hawaiian exclusive Fraud will join the Native Hawaiian Opium Trading, flourishing under the Hawaiian Monarchy government and into U.S. Territorial Hawaii, creating the foundation for the present government Racketeering Laws in the United States. The laundered funds and lucrative proceeds, from Executive Order 3117 and the PUNA CONNECTION: (MULTI-BILLIONS OF DOLLARS, TAX FREE, FOR TWO REGULATED AND PROTECTED DECADES) can now be traced to the Pacific Rim Nations and the Republic of the Marshall Islands, which was annexed in 1986, after being established by the Hawaii Government officials for political constructive fraud over three decades in Hawaii. The luxury multimillion dollar Hawaiian fishing fleets, using Big Island boat names, under more deceptive fronts, is Mr. Mehau's and their Hawaiian Huis favorite fishing grounds. After our families discovery of the existence for Executive Order 3117 and suppressed public record documents, the following sequence of events suddenly expose:
The Bank of Hawaii suddenly closes all of it's Pacific Nation Rim banks, including the Marshall Islands starting in 2002; John Waihee's Honolulu political lobbying law firm suddenly closes it's doors and moves back to Washington in 2002; Ariyoshi is soon dumped off of the East-West Board by the new Lingle Administration in 2003; Ariyoshi soon resigns his Chairmanship with the Prince Hotel Chains and the Japanese investors immediately markets the Hotel chain in recent months. Waihee soon resigns from his RightStar Management Company, files for bankruptcy with his company and is placed under "investigation" by the state attorney general's office for missing proceeds from his bankrupted company.
Jean Ariyoshi, in 2004, writes a tribute to her husband, George Ariyoshi, and his
political legacy and acknowledges their political relationship with Mr. Larry
Mehau, with only one picture shown of him, which is against his wishes for
exposure, in her very naive book, "Washington Place, A First Lady's Story."
The irony to this story? The former bankrupted Hawaiian Airline pilot, now confronted with cancer, reveals more important information, being blackmailed, suppressed, and manipulated, for the past two decades, by state and local government officials and the Hawaiian Developers Estate. Executive Order 3117, illustrates and documents the blatant and incompetent Hawaiian political faud and corruption, by documenting the Hawaiian Airline pilot as to donating the Public State Park in Puna, to the State DLNR, of 17.099 acres more or less, of UNTITLED AND UNDEEDED, public lands, in the name of the Hawaiian Airline pilot (Libr 17941, pg. 345 in the public record books).
The "Commercial fisherman" and another multimillionaire, in secluded Puna, now marrying a Japanese National, to transfer his assests and proceeds to Japan, under his wife's name, is ignored by state and local officials in Hawaii. The Savio Realtor takes a sudden break in Thailand and Bali. The other Savio Agent changes companies and names, and soon expires from cancer. The Hawaiian Developer passes away on Sept. 20, 2004. The Hawaii Island Board of Realtors fires the Executive Officer and her staff in 2005.
Peter Savio in 2001, files for bankruptcy protection, on three occasions, and soon opens for business, without any public disclosures, under the Hawaiian Island Homes realty firm. He is soon thriving with State and local government officials, exchanging political favoritism and dirty government work for evictions of former plantation workers and elderly retirees, living on prime Hawaiian State lands for future developments.
Savio doesn't want to make a big profit but just help people, such as himself, to make a simple living in Hawaii.....god bless Peter Savio?
How does any person go bankrupted on three occasions in one year and is thriving in business now threatening Central Pacific Bank (Inouye's alumina bank) to buy in the future? Is this guy a political con artist and front, using Native Hawaiian Rights, to his maximum advantage?
Like the old rule of thumb states: "....if you hear a rat you've got dozens, if you smell one dead you've got scores alive, if you catch one you've got hundreds!
Big Island political members: Peter Savio (Realtor), John Waihee (former Hawaiian Governor), George Ariyoshi (former Governor); Daniel Akaka (U.S. Senator), Daniel Inouye (U.S. Senator), Dante Carpenter (former Big Island Mayor and Bishop Estate Trustee); Aruthur Hoke (former terminated Puna Police Capt); Spencer Schutte (former cop and Waimea councilman); Dr. William Bergin (Waimea Vet and Univ of Hawaii Regent); Glenn Taguchi (DLNR Park Supervisor and protector); and Mr. Larry Mehau, (former BLNR Board member, political Hawaiian activist, lobbiest, security, fund raiser, organizer, and conduit to the stars (Rolling Stone Magazine owners with special entitlements in Puna) have one thing in common: MOST ARE FROM THE BIG ISLAND OF HAWAII; ALL BELONG TO ONE HAWAIIAN POLITICAL PARTY AFFILIATION; AND MOST BELONG TO THE SECRETIVE ROYAL ORDER OF KAMEHAMEHA, PROMOTING OPPRESSED HAWAIIAN SOCIAL EQUALITY AND DISTORTED HAWAIIAN REVISIONISM, FOR MORE SPECIAL ENTITLEMENTS AND POLITICAL JUSTICE IN WASHINGTON D.C.
IS EXECUTIVE ORDER 3117 DENIABLE FACTS OR EVASIVE FICTION, WHILE HOLDING THE MANIPULATED AND DEFRAUDED PUBLIC TO COMPLY TO ALL FEDERAL, STATE, AND LOCAL REGULATIONS, IN THE ALOHA STATE OF HAWAII?
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U.S. Department of Justice
Executive Office for United States Trustees
Office of Research and Planning
For Immediate Release
October 30, 2001
U.S. TRUSTEE PROGRAM LAUNCHES
BANKRUPTCY CIVIL ENFORCEMENT INITIATIVE
WASHINGTON, D.C.--The United States Trustee Program has launched an initiative to more aggressively use existing civil enforcement methods to curb abuse of the bankruptcy system, Martha Davis, Acting Director of the Executive Office for United States Trustees, announced today.
"Effective case administration is vital to ensure the American public that the bankruptcy system provides relief for honest but unfortunate debtors overcome by serious financial difficulties," Davis stated. "The Civil Enforcement Initiative emanates from the U.S. Trustee Program's long-standing commitment to enforce the Nation's bankruptcy laws and explore other meaningful strategies to bolster public confidence in the integrity and effectiveness of the bankruptcy system."
"The priorities of the initiative will require a concerted effort nationwide to use existing tools in a way that best accomplishes tangible results and improvements for case administration," Davis continued. "Many of our offices use such strategies today and we hope to build upon their experience. By focusing our resources on these priorities, we also seek to address some of the concerns that have been at the forefront of debate in recent years both before Congress and in other public venues. In the end, this is very much a community effort that will require communication and cooperation with private bankruptcy trustees and with the bankruptcy bench and bar."
These are the priorities of the Civil Enforcement Initiative:
Ensuring that Chapter 7 is not abused and that Chapter 7 debtors are held accountable.
Chapter 7 debtors who do not comply with the law will have their cases converted or dismissed, or their bankruptcy discharges denied or revoked. Enforcement measures include motions to dismiss Chapter 7 cases under 11 U.S.C. §§ 707(a) and 707(b), and complaints to bar or defer discharge under 11 U.S.C. § 727.
Protecting consumer debtors, creditors, and others who are victimized by those who mislead or misinform debtors, make false representations in connection with a bankruptcy case, or otherwise abuse the bankruptcy process.
Attorneys and bankruptcy petition preparers (non-attorneys who prepare bankruptcy documents for a fee) must engage in full disclosure, be free of conflicts of interest, and engage in ethical practices. Enforcement measures include motions for sanctions, contempt of court, and disgorgement under 11 U.S.C. § 329 for misconduct by attorneys, and complaints and motions under 11 U.S.C. § 110 for misconduct by bankruptcy petition preparers....
Fighting fraud and abuse by making criminal referrals and assisting United States Attorneys in criminal prosecutions.
The U.S. Trustee Program is a component of the Justice Department that oversees the administration of bankruptcy cases and intervenes in court to enforce the bankruptcy laws. There are 21 regions in the Program, each headed by a U.S. Trustee appointed by the Attorney General.
The Civil Enforcement Initiative took effect Oct. 1, 2001, with the start of the federal government's 2002 fiscal year. Previous U.S. Trustee Program initiatives have focused on issues such as enhancing the supervision of private trustees who administer Chapter 7 bankruptcy cases, increasing the efficiency and speed of Chapter 7 case administration....
Jane Limprecht, Public Information Officer
Executive Office for U.S. Trustees
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Peter Savio is expected to testify as to his business, professional and personal relationships with other parties in interest in this case, in particular, Kamehameha Schools/Bishop Estate and its subsidiaries, including Kamehameha Investment Corporation, Kamehameha Activities Association and Keahou Kona Resort Company; Colbert Matsumoto; Robert J. Faris; Bob Lindsey; Mary Lou Woo, Joanne Mucha; Judith Neustadter Fuqua; Maui Planning Commission; Hawaii County Planning Department; Hawaii Land Use Commission; Ben Benson; Mark McConaghy; Guy Lam; Keahou-Kona Construction Corp.; Nathan Aipa; Colleen Wong; Louanne Kam; Paul Cathcart; Guido Giacometti; Susan Tius; Parker Ranch; Robert Kihune; Gil Tam; Micah Kane, Department of Hawaiian Homelands; Francis Keala; Ronald Libkuman; Constance Lau; American Savings Bank; Diane Plotts; Christopher Hemmeter; Hawaii Island Homes; Judith Flanders; Campbell Estate; Jack Abramoff; Henry Paulson, Jr.; The Nature Conservancy; Anders Frank Lyons; Faye Kurren; Jean E. Rolles; Outrigger Hotels; The Ocean Conservancy; Kimo Kaloi; Fullard-Leo family; Jeffrey Watanabe; Suzanne Case; Ed Case; Jeffrey Case; Aon Insurance; Walter Dods, First Hawaiian Bank; Bank of Hawaii; James J.C. Haynes, II, The University of Hawaii; The Hawaii Community Foundation; Hawaiian Electric Co.; Steve Case; Grove Farm; Trinity Investment Trust; Azabu USA; Jon Miho; George Ruff; Apollo Advisors; Leon Black; VMS Realty; Otaka, Inc.; Henry Peters; Yukio Takemoto; Earl Anzai; Lyn Flannigan Anzai; Rockne Freitas; Robert Herkes; Island Insurance Company; CB Richard Ellis; Marsh & McLennan Companies; Chubb Group (Federal Insurance Company); XL Insurance Company; John Mullen & Company; AIG Insurance; C. Brewer & Co.; Constance Lau; American Savings Bank; Bank of Hawaii; Hawaii National Bank; Warren K.K. Luke; Brewer Environmental Services; Robert Katz; Torkildson Katz Fonseca Moore & Hetherington; Mark Hastert, Queen Emma Foundation; John Marshall; Kenneth Hipp, Marr Hipp Jones & Pepper; PricewaterhouseCoopers LLP; Rush Moore Sutton Morry & Beh; Kessner Duca Umebayashi Bain & Matsunaga; Edward Y.C. Chun, Chun, Kerr, Dodd, Beaman & Wong; David Louie, Roeca, Louie & Hiraoka, LLP; Rudy Savio, CPCU; Sue Savio, President, Insurance Associates, Inc.; Stanford Carr, Stanford Carr Development; Henry Peters; Jeff Stone; Richard Wong; Ko Olina Fairways; Mitsui Trust & Banking; Glenn Taguchi; Bert Kobayashi, Jr.; Sports Shinko Co.; McCorriston Miller Mukai & MacKinnon; Judge Kevin Chang, Goldman Sachs, Henry Paulson, The Nature Conservancy, Carol Muranaka, James B. Nicholson, Curtis Ching, Gayle Lau. David Farmer, and others to be named upon discovery.
THE PEREGRINE GALLERY
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FAYE KURREN - NANCY JOHNSON - PETER SAVIO
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LINDA LINGLE - JAMES NICHOLSON
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