SENTENCING MEMORANDUM OF THE UNITED STATES

Below is the US Attorney’s office filing to the Court regarding Weinland’s sentencing.  There’s a bit of legalese at the beginning, but stay with it.  It gets more interesting:

COMES now the United States of America, by and through counsel, and moves this Court to sentence Ronald E. Weinland, the Defendant herein, to 60 months imprisonment for the reasons set forth below.

A sentencing court is required to “consider the Guidelines ‘sentencing range established for . . . the applicable category of offense committed by the applicable category of defendant,’ the pertinent Sentencing Commission policy statements, the need to avoid unwarranted sentencing disparities, and the need to provide restitution to victims.” United States v. Booker, 543 U.S. 220, 260-64 (2005) (internal citations omitted). A defendant’s Guidelines range provides a sentencing court a benchmark or point of reference when considering the proper sentence to impose. Gall v. United States, 552 U.S. 38, 49 (2007); see also United States v. Simmons, 587 F.3d 348, 392 (6th Cir. 2009)(stating Guidelines are the starting point in determining a sentence). In addition to the Guidelines, a sentencing court must consider the factors set forth in 18 U.S.C. § 3553(a).

The Sixth Circuit has instructed sentencing courts to engage in a three-step sentencing process. See United States v. Bolds, 511 F.3d 568, 579-80 (6th Cir. 2007). First, a sentencing court must determine the applicable Guidelines range, which should be the “starting point” of its sentencing analysis. Id. at 579 (internal quotations omitted). Second, a sentencing court must give both parties the opportunity to argue for whatever sentence they deem appropriate, and then the Court must consider all of the § 3553(a) factors to determine whether they support the sentence requested by each party. Id. at 579-80. Finally, a sentencing court must adequately explain the sentence it renders. Id. at 580. In following this three-step process, the District Court is required to consider the properly calculated Guidelines and the factors set forth in 18 U.S.C. § 3533(a) to fashion as sentence not greater than necessary to accomplish the ends of 18 U.S.C. § 3553(a)(2).

A. Guidelines calculations.

It is by now well-settled the Guidelines are advisory in nature. The Guidelines are important to determining a defendant’s sentence. United States v. Booker, 543 U.S. 220, 252 (2005); see also United States v. Davidson, 409 F.3d 304, 310 (6th Cir. 2005)(sentencing procedure set out in Booker requires proper calculation of the Guidelines). The Presentence Investigation Report (PSR), as revised on October 19, 2012, in response to the objections of the parties, sets out the applicable Guidelines calculations.

The PSR Guidelines calculation sets the base offense level at 18 pursuant to U.S.S.G. §§ 2T1.1 and 2T4.1(G) because the tax loss is approximately $245,000 for the tax years at issue. Pursuant to U.S.S.G. § 2T1.1(b)(2), the base offense is enhanced two levels for sophisticated means.1 Also, there is a two level increase in the offense level under U.S.S.G. § 3B1.1(c) for Weinland’s leadership role with respect to his spouse. Finally, there is a two level increase in the offense level for obstruction of justice under U.S.S.G. § 3C1.1, based on Weinland’s materially false trial testimony. The resulting offense level is 24. Based on his criminal history category of I and an offense level of 24, Weinland’s corresponding Guidelines indicate a term of imprisonment ranging from 51 to 63 months, a fine of $10,000 to $100,000, up to three years supervised release, restitution, and the costs of prosecution.

B. Factors under 18 U.S.C. § 3553(a).

In determining Weinland’s sentence, the Court must consider the factors set forth in 18 U.S.C. § 3553(a). The government addresses some, but not all of those factors below.

1. The nature and circumstances of the offense.

The nature and circumstances of the offense of conviction require
Weinland serve a significant term of imprisonment. Weinland exploited his position as minister of the Church of God, Preparing for the Kingdom of God (PKG), gaining legal, organizational, and theological control over the church and its money. He then used the instrumentalities of PKG to fund an affluent life-style and evade the payment of income taxes.

Weinland had complete legal authority over PKG. He established PKG in the Toledo, Ohio area. Before relocating to Northern Kentucky, Weinland created the current corporate structure of PKG in response to a challenge to his authority in an earlier iteration of the church. Under PKG’s corporate structure, Weinland was the only officer. There was no board of trustee or directors. He was required to produce no financial reports, and he provided none. Only Weinland had the authority to spend PKG funds, hire and fire employees, set salaries, and contract services.

Weinland set up PKG’s as a religious non-profit organization, in part, to shield his activities. As a religious non-profit, PKG had no reporting obligation to the government – not even the minimal reporting the government requires of non-religious non-profit organizations, which includes naming the officers, their salaries, major sources of income, and major expenses. PKG reported nothing to the government, except W-2s and 1099s. In essence, Weinland and his salary were virtually invisible to the Internal Revenue Service (IRS), except for the false W-2s Weinland created and filed.

Weinland’s legal authority allowed him to control PKG funds. He controlled the bank accounts and the methods by which PKG paid its bills. He used PKG funds to paid his utilities, mortgage, home addition, cars, insurance, clothing, vacations, and similar expenses of his adult children. He alone decided where he would travel, the mode of travel, the length of the travel and who accompany him at PKG’s expense. With no board of directors and no elders with any real authority, Weinland answered to no one in PKG for his extravagant spending. His control of the organization at the legal and operational level was complete.

Weinland exploited the religious beliefs of PKG’s members to further his tax avoidance scheme. The members of PKG believed Weinland is one of the two prophets foretold in the Book of Revelation who herald end-time, and that Weinland speaks on behalf of God. As Weinland testified at trial, PKG’s spiritual hierarchy is a follows: God is the head of the church, Jesus Christ is after God, and Weinland is third after Jesus Christ. According to Weinland and others who testified at trial, Weinland is the head of PKG and no other member of PKG had authority over him. Weinland used this “head of the church” status to insulate himself from accountability with the members of PKG. He was accountable only to God, Jesus Christ and himself. Under this construct, no member of PKG could question the Prophet, or his family.

Members of PKG tithe regularly as part of their belief system. Weinland preached tithing was the member’s obligation. The tithes were paid to PKG, deposited in PKG accounts, and then used, in part, to pay Weinland family expenses directly and on credit cards, at Weinland’s direction. The members’ tithes were PKG’s, and ultimately Weinland’s, only source of income. Interestingly, Weinland preached to PKG members they should “pay unto Caesar what is his,” meaning they should pay their fair share of taxes – something Weinland chose not to do.

Weinland knew there was little chance he would be questioned about PKG tithes. Weinland preached the tithing obligation was complete when the money was given to the church. PKG members believed that once they tithed, their obligation to God was satisfied. PKG members testified they had no interest in how the tithed funds were used. What PKG or Weinland did with the tithe was not the member’s problem or concern. This belief reinforced Weinland’s complete control over PKG funds, and ensured PKG’s members would not hold him accountable for how he used those funds.

The evidence at trial overwhelmingly demonstrated Weinland used his legal, organizational and spiritual control over PKG to implement and advance his tax evasion scheme. Operating with no scrutiny, Weinland utilized multiple bank accounts for PKG and for himself. He comingled funds among the PKG accounts and his personal accounts. He used funds from PKG accounts to directly pay many of his expenses or to pay off credit cards that carried personal expenses. He hired only family members to handle the finances – first himself, then his wife, and later his daughter, Audra. He transferred funds to accounts in Switzerland. He issued his own W-2s, grossly understating his taxable income, and filed false returns (or no return in one year) with the IRS. All of these activities served to obscure his true income of approximately $4.4 million that flowed through PKG into his hands in the tax years 2004 through 2007.

Weinland claims he was prosecuted for his religious beliefs. His assertion is
baseless. It was Weinland, at trial, who invoked his religious beliefs as justification for his actions. His false claim of religious bias is, however, consistent with his practice of hiding his misconduct under the cloak of religion. Several PKG members testified at trial. Their testimony demonstrated that they genuinely held their religious views, and believed in Weinland. The United States never questioned the validity of their views.

The United States called most of the testifying church members on direct for the purpose of establishing PKG’s organizational structure, function, and the events routine to its members. It was these individuals who testified about Weinland’s status in the church and his authority in all things related to the legal, operational and community aspects of PKG. Weinland exploited PKG members’ devotion to him as the Prophet; he abused PKG members’ trust placed in him as their minister; he used the tenets of their faith to encourage tithing so he could continue to spend extravagantly; and he exploited his stewardship of the financial instrumentalities of PKG to conceal his taxable income, all to further his scheme to avoid paying income taxes. Weinland’s scheme, lasting many years, perverted his role as a religious leader serving his church to a minister who used his church for financial gain and to escape his tax liabilities.

2. The history and characteristics of the Defendant.

The United States does not dispute that Weinland was a minister for most of his adult life. There is also no dispute that some members of PKG found spiritual leadership and satisfaction in Weinland’s teachings, services and ministry. Additionally, Weinland has no prior criminal convictions. These facts mitigate in Weinland’s favor. They are, however, outweighed by other facts.

Weinland used family members as part of his scheme. Laura Weinland lived the grand lifestyle with her husband. When PKG started, it was Laura who collected the tithes, handled the PKG accounts and the Weinlands’ personal accounts, and paid Weinland’s bills and expenses from the PKG accounts. Later, Laura Weinland transferred many of the book keeping duties of PKG to her daughter, who Weinland hired for the church. Laura continued to travel throughout the United States and Europe with Weinland and she spent money on personal expenses. Yet she signed each tax return Weinland prepared and filed, knowing the income claimed thereon was grossly understated.

Audra Weinland was a beneficiary of Weinland’s largess with PKG funds. As the book keeper, she was issued a W-2 for her modest salary. Her mortgage, utilities, insurance, and car payments were all made from PKG accounts. Likewise, Weinland used PKG funds to pay for his son’s, Jeremy’s, luxury car, education and wedding in Germany. Weinland used his family members to perpetrate his tax evasion scheme. Weinland rewarded his family members at the expense of their church. These facts aggravate Weinland’s criminal conduct.

3. Promote respect for the law.

The facts of this case demonstrate Weinland has no respect for the law. Weinland was revered as the leader of his church and as the Prophet. Church members testified that it did not matter to them what Weinland spent or what he was paid. Weinland could have paid himself and his family members virtually any salary, and the members of PKG neither would have been concerned nor known. Yet, Weinland chose to comingle funds and expenses, file false W-2s, and file false returns (or no return), all in an attempt to evade paying taxes. To date, Weinland has neither admitted culpability nor accepted responsibility for his criminal conduct.

Income taxes are a duty required by federal law. The federal income tax system is based on voluntary taxpayer participation. For it to function, taxpayers must respect the law and follow it. Weinland cannot be allowed to fail to pay $245,000 in taxes on approximately $4.4 million dollars under these circumstances merely because he is a religious leader. No one is above the law. A significant term of imprisonment in this case will promote respect for the law.

4. Specific and general deterrence.

A significant term of imprisonment will deter Weinland from such future conduct. Weinland claims there is no deterrent value in imprisonment because he will not commit this crime again. The facts indicate otherwise.

Weinland’s scheme remains largely intact. He continues to hold the legal, organizational and spiritual reigns of PKG. PKG continues to receive tithes from congregations world-wide. Audra is still the book keeper, and Laura Weinland is now considered a Prophet. PKG continues to pay Weinland’s expenses, such as car insurance, and Weinland is still an employee of the church. Moreover, the members of PKG do not seem to be requiring changes in the church’s structure to prevent Weinland from recidivism. Rather, some members of PKG remain devoted to Weinland. Only a significant term of imprisonment will deter Weinland from repeating his tax evasion scheme.

Weinland’s tax evasion scheme would not be novel if he were running a business. However, there are many persons running non-profit organizations which are shielded from reporting to the IRS. Many such organizations are closely-held and have lofty objectives and/or are religious in nature. Individuals who run such organizations stand in a place of authority, much like Weinland in this case. A sentence of 60 months imprisonment will send a strong message to those persons that an organization’s non-profit status or its religious function does not shield them from paying federal income taxes.

C. Conclusion.

The Court must fashion a sentence not greater than necessary to achieve the sentencing objectives set forth in 18 U.S.C. § 3553(a). A sentence of 60 months incarceration is a significant sentence in middle of the Guidelines range for imprisonment. Such a sentence accounts for the aggravated nature and circumstances of the offense, and the history and inherent characteristics of Weinland. Sixty months imprisonment will provide just punishment, promote respect for the law, and deter Weinland and others similarly situated from attempting to evade income taxes. Moreover, there is no meaningful alternative sentence available in this case. Nothing less than a sentence of 60 months of incarceration will accomplish the objectives of 18 U.S.C. § 3553(a)(2).

WHEREFORE, the United States respectfully submits the Defendant should be sentenced to 60 months incarceration and other such punishment as the Court deems appropriate.

 

67 Comments

  • Avalokiteshvara says:

    “A term of imprisonment ranging from 51 to 63 months, a fine of $10,000 to $100,000, up to three years supervised release, restitution, and the costs of prosecution.”

    God Bless the US Attorney’s office.

    MESSAGE TO RONALD WEINLAND: How does it feel, Ron? To know that for all the “theology” you engaged in that the US Attorney’s office is more righteous and just than you are?

  • Debbie says:

    Great to see that the all – knowing Ronnie cannot worm his way out of this one – great to see his arrogance is noted and the court recognizes that Ronnie believes he is above the laws of the government of US. Great to see that the US government intends to subject Ronnie to the full extent of the law.

    Will Laura & Audra pay for their roles in the tax evasion cover-up & abuse of PKG’s finances? After Ronnie gets through liquidating his assets to pay for his penalties and legal bills etc., hopefully the PKG coffers will be scraping bottom and Laura & Audra will have to take jobs where they actually have to work and be accountable.

  • Anon says:

    Now I wonder why God would have chosen not to back his True Prophet (TM) of the Only Church (R) where God is Working (TM). Oh wait, that’s right, it was ALL A SCAM.

    Again, the President of Uruguay, and former US President Hoover, have more “sackcloth” and qualifications to serve the Kingdom of God than any COG I have seen so far. These are people who are REAL, not ARISTOCRATIC.

    http://news.yahoo.com/blogs/lookout/poorest-president-donates-90-salary-205125869.html

  • Anon says:

    Here are the fruits of the Uruguay President’s attitudes and lifestyle … “the country has become known for being one of the least corrupt on the continent.”

    Just for contrast. By their fruits you will know them.

  • Rterlecki says:

    You lier , false prophet, thief and crook your end time is near oh and did I say asshole!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  • FedUp says:

    That filing was a wonderfully lucid and logical statement of Weinland’s behavior. Clearly delineated between the sheeples’ blind beliefs and Weinland’s crimes. For those wishing to claim religious persecution of their prophet, this filing blows that argument out of the water. Well done.

  • Avalokiteshvara says:

    “Weinland used PKG funds to pay for his son’s, Jeremy’s, luxury car, education and wedding in Germany. Weinland used his family members to perpetrate his tax evasion scheme. Weinland rewarded his family members at the expense of their church. These facts aggravate Weinland’s criminal conduct.”

    No religious persecution at all. The statement/conviction/sentence are clear, non-religious, and JUST.

    You reap what you sow, Ron…

  • Atrocious says:

    Wow! What a way to start the day; a read that says it all! What can I say?! Well done!

  • Avalokiteshvara says:

    “Weinland set up PKG’s as a religious non-profit organization…”

    AND THEN he bought luxury cars….LOL! What a criminal!

  • Charlie says:

    We can start putting the champagne on ice but keep the cork in the bottle until the judge actually hands down the sentence and we can get an idea as to how long he will actually spend in prison. I hope he gets the full 60 months. Let’s hope the federal prisons are better the the LA County Jail…where over-rated over-indulgers like Lohan spend less than an hour in prison before being let go.

  • Budgie Smugglers says:

    Well, if ya ask me , just an Aussie, from over the pond, If Ron actually spent time march’in around Jericho, instead of march’in to jewellery stores and banks, maybe he would’nt be in this mess ?
    I’ll be eager to see what the Judge hands out to our “awesome, truly incredible”, false Prophet and tyrant extraodinaire , I “truly will ! in a powerful way” 😀 LoL, LoL , mockity mock, mock !
    It remains to be seen, if Laura could live off the proceeds from a fire-sale of assets ? And if Ron gets the full 5 years, well that oughta be enough time to “punch-out” another couple ‘o books ?
    Wonder what or how he’s gonna incorporate that sorta time in his future timeline ? End of an age ? Sure is Bubble-head ! LoL

  • J says:

    “Weinland claims he was prosecuted for his religious beliefs. His assertion is baseless. It was Weinland, at trial, who invoked his religious beliefs as justification for his actions. His false claim of religious bias is, however, consistent with his practice of hiding his misconduct under the cloak of religion.”

    We see it. The District Attorney see it. PKG members don’t see it though. I trust the Judge sees it too.

  • Whisper01 says:

    So the US Governmnet wants 60 months, $10-100K penalty, restitution AND the back taxes.
    wRONg’s legal staff wants 0 months, $0 peanlty, zero resititution and only payment of back taxes, of which they want to reduce the amount significantly.

    Sounds rather polar to me, I do wonder where the judge sits on this issue? He had a front row seat to the whole trial and is, as expected of his office, well versed in the penalties of criminal acts. But does he think it was a criminal act or one of simple error? In any case how strongly does he believe in criminal act vs. error? 5 years in prison, up to$100,000 in penalties, $240,000 in back taxes, restitution in paying for the case against him, and the cost of his own lawyers defence of him. Sounds like a lot of money, but obviously wRONg has the money to the tune of $300,000 transfered back from Europe, his own money and the tithes that have been building up for the last several months because wRONg can’t spend it so easily on himself & family now. But does wRONg have 5 years to spend?
    I think not.
    Can the scam keep up the plot-line for the sheeples if the main actor is removed from center stage and taken away? In the short run sure, but in the long run like, oh say 1 year+, now will the old scam look then? How about in 2 years? 3? Thats a lot of time for a play to go on without its main actor.
    Lets hope that it can’t. Were then will Laura get her bling and life style?

  • J says:

    Don’t feel let down if Weinland gets a smaller sentence. After all, isn’t the house arrest considered “time served”? Won’t that knock four months off?

    Either way, Ron still needs to file returns for 2009, 2010, 2011, and 2012, which is a brand new can of worms. His indulgent spending increased as it went along, so just imagine how much income he will be forced to report. And the IRS will be sure to scrutinize every line item.

    All those legal fees? The prosecution was very clear that they were prosecuting Weinland, not PKG. Ron would not be able to argue that his legal fees fall under the tax shelter of PKG. It’s his personal defense, so any money he paid to attorneys will have to be from his own income. So not only is he paying his high-priced attorneys for a failed defense out of his own pocket, he has to pay tax on top of it. How much would have had needed to pay in total….100,000? 200,000?

    When he finally gets around to filing those returns, the bottom line may wipe him out.

  • Anon says:

    “PKG members don’t see it though.”

    Yes some do. I have already left but others still in are having problems with this situation and are on the fence. AnonPKG posted concerns for instance, and for every one posting, there are probably several too chicken to post here at all, even anonymously. (don’t hold that against people though, for some there are a lot of issues at play when leaving such a group).

    “Weinland claims he was prosecuted for his religious beliefs. His assertion is baseless. It was Weinland, at trial, who invoked his religious beliefs as justification for his actions. His false claim of religious bias is, however, consistent with his practice of hiding his misconduct under the cloak of religion.”

    This guy must be an atheist to think that he can live aristocratically while mocking government and God and throwing around wild claims about himself, and then play the US government for a fool. If he really did think he was God’s prophet then how can he have the audacity to stumble his church like that, by covering up a wrong with another and another? He could at any time have been transparent and cooperative which would have shown good qualities at work and would have boosted his credibility – not about the prophesies, those failed, but about being a legitimate pastor at least. Instead he says if you fell behind on your tithes he’s coming after you soon? Bollocks to that. This is an ugly cult of bullies, and if they didn’t want people searching for God to think that, they should not have behaved as such. The whole time I was in the church I felt something weird about it but hung on for a while because of genuinely wanting to please God. But come on this cannot be healthy.

  • Avalokiteshvara says:

    Anon said: “Instead he says if you fell behind on your tithes he’s coming after you soon?”

    Did Ron actually say that in a sermon, or to someone privately? It totally sounds like something he would say…considering his lust for money, as evidenced by his lying about his taxes and expensive trips/cars/panties for Laura…

  • J says:

    “Yes some do. I have already left but others still in are having problems with this situation and are on the fence.”

    Some do, yes. I’m happy for you that you are one not blinded by pride. Not enough have left to affect Ron’s bottom line, unfortunately. Eventually, enough people will quit, the tithes will stop coming in, and it will all crumble in on itself.

    Perhaps I’m being overly optimistic, but with Weinland in prison, and another failed date coming and going, how can this church possibly continue?

  • Doubt It says:

    In light of this trial, would it be possible for exiting PKG members to put together a class action lawsuit for misuse of their tithes?

    At the very least could individual members take him to small claims court for recent years tithes? I would think that they could argue that they thought they were donating to fund church expenses and NOT to pay for Jeremy’s tuition or Audra’s garbage collection?

    Finally, why no criminal trial for STEALING from the non-‘prophet’ church organization? I understand that Ron could have set his salary at any amount he desired, but fact is he set is low and spent high. Is this not theft in the eyes of the government? Seems they do not care about theft as long as taxes are paid on it?!

  • Anon says:

    Avalo – yes that was said in a sermon a few weeks ago. I don’t remember the exact date. I can only listen a short while before I have to turn it off. I just want to hear announcements and a little bit of the sermon because loved ones are still in. Presumably he is talking about disfellowshipping those who have stopped tithing.

  • Mike (DDTFA) says:

    The following from the trial transcript, as Weinland’s attorney Cline cross examines the IRS special agent:

    BY MR. CLINE:
    Q Did you find in the course of your investigation who it was who set Mr. Weinland’s salary?
    A I’m sorry, what, now?
    Q Sorry, I switched topics a little bit there. Based on your investigation, who established Mr. Weinland’s salary?
    A Mr. Weinland.
    Q All right. If he had wanted to raise his salary, he could have, is that fair, based on your investigation?
    A Yes, and then he would have had to have paid higher tax on the salary.
    Q Sure. He could have raised it — was there any limit that you’re aware of, based on any investigation that you did, on where he could have set his salary?
    A No.

  • Doubt It says:

    Right. He set his salary and this number is the one reported on his W2. All remaining money is that of the church. Since he spent more than his salary (out of church funds), he stole from the church.

    Why is he not accused of such? Is the lacking variable a someone to make the accusation? Someone to care?

  • Mike (DDTFA) says:

    Since the money belonged to the church, and since Ron is the only legal officer, it may not technically be theft. Except from Caesar, of course.

  • Doubt It says:

    I suppose.

    Any thoughts on a class action lawsuit or small claims court case?

    know of any precedent for such a case?

    I suspect religion may be the universal shield against such approaches.

  • Rterlecki says:

    They got to put Laura in the streets homeless going threw dumpster like on of a pkg members I know does

  • Kirrily XPKG says:

    2 members on the Gold Coast were disfellowshipped for NOT tithing. Um, yes, I dobbed them in to Deputy Wayne.

    Please universe / karma (whatever) – let him get 40 months !!!!

  • Kirrily XPKG says:

    The fees/fines etc must be adding up Ronnie – you are not going to come out of this OK, you are too old to get a real job. Then again you may want to pimp out your bitch. Shame she is so ugly, but you never know, she may get you some money in. Better yet, there is always your little lying bitch of a daughter, you could always hire her out. You know the lot of you are sluts for money. They’ll probably gladly do it. You filthy evil SOB, I hope you and your entire family suffer for the rest of your miserable days. That goes for all your elders and evangelists too. You dirty bastard Wayne, you and YOUR bitch can rot as well. Some ‘love’ you have, you disgusting pathetic excuse for a human being. *spit*

    Rant over.

  • Mike (DDTFA) says:

    I understand that US prisons offer vocational training. It’s been decades since Ron has done any manual labor, time he got used to it. I have a feeling that he withdrew from the Social Security system on becoming a minister. Maybe his brother in Colorado will give him a job making porta-potties or hauling trash.

  • Rterlecki says:

    Hope mike can post his prison no. And mug shot it will make a good dart board or target

  • Kirrily XPKG says:

    Oh YES!!! A mug shot!!! Yes please!!! 😀

  • Mike (DDTFA) says:

    Unfortunately, the US Bureau of Prisons does not post mug shots. Most they will give out is the which institution is hosting their guest.

  • Kirrily XPKG says:

    I think that most PKG members will stick with Ron – UNTIL yet another failure when Jesus is yet again a no show Pentecost 2013. I really can’t see anyone sticking around after that. Well, I know some will….. But I really think that will be the last nail in the PKG coffin.

    Do you agree Anon?

  • Mike (DDTFA) says:

    I expect that this age’s prophetess will be making weekly visits to Ron’s resort, who will pass along the latest Present Truth. Also expect that there will be a new Present Truth before next Pentecost.

  • Kirrily XPKG says:

    Good point Mike. I wonder how far she will have to travel to wherever he ends up going. Hope she has to sell that Beamer and drive, say, a 30 year old Toyota 🙂

  • Rterlecki says:

    Kirrily
    I don’t think mom will never leave she talks to the bitch Laura 2or3 times a week!!

  • Kirrily XPKG says:

    That sad Randy – I guess some people will never CHOOSE to see the truth, as it’s easier to continue believing a lie. I feel for you 🙁

  • Rterlecki says:

    Thanks my friend kirrily

  • Jan says:

    Has anything more been said about Laura’s health condition?

  • Kirrily XPKG says:

    Ive been wondering too Jan.

  • Mike (DDTFA) says:

    Just had a bit of input regarding Judge Reeves. Has a reputation for being harsh on defendants. Particularly those who do not accept responsibility, like Weinland. Ron may be in for a long vacation.

  • Rterlecki says:

    Great!!!!!!!!

  • Rterlecki says:

    Mike I hope he reads this blog and see how real people feel

  • gullible says:

    “Instead he says if you fell behind on your tithes he’s coming after you soon?”
    -Yeah, he threatens every now and then that he will come and get you, you won’t last long, get disfellowshipped, etc. It was obvious to me that he and his cohorts tracks everyones money and knows them intimately (well, at least on a financial level). I remember a particularly strong threat probably towards end of 2008 or in 2009. ron may have seen his income dropped somewhat due to failed prophecies in 2008.

    “We see it. The District Attorney see it. PKG members don’t see it though.”
    -One problem is that ron likes to keep calling it out – i.e. warning them that people will leave him even till the very end. PKGer’s are scared of leaving as that would fulfill this prophecy enforcing what they already believe strongly of ron being a prophet. It’s seems to be successful strategy. ron is very good at taking both sides of the bet – a win-win for him. If PKGers don’t leave, he will commend them and if they leave he will use it as a warning to those remaining telling them indirectly, “see, I told you – do you not know that I’m a prophet and have seen this in advance”

  • gullible says:

    “wRONg’s legal staff wants 0 months, $0 peanlty, zero resititution and only payment of back taxes, of which they want to reduce the amount significantly.”
    -If I was the judge, and ron’s legal staff negotiated for those amounts, I would be angry at their total lack of integrity and stripped them off their legal professional status. In addition, I would double everything – 120 months, $20-200K penalty, double the restitution AND the back taxes, for such insult.

  • gullible says:

    Seems like Jeremy is in a good place far, far away in Germany – safe and sound. Coincidence or not?

  • Velvet says:

    I’m with gullible; all this talk of the missus leading the PKG (can’t wait to hear those sermons—OH WAIT) and the heir apparent is out of the picture entirely? That has to be too good to be true….

    “Weinland claims he was prosecuted for his religious beliefs. His assertion is baseless. It was Weinland, at trial, who invoked his religious beliefs as justification for his actions. His false claim of religious bias is, however, consistent with his practice of hiding his misconduct under the cloak of religion.”

    Can’t get any clearer than that!

  • Budgie Smugglers says:

    gullible says:

    “wRONg’s legal staff wants 0 months, $0 peanlty, zero resititution and only payment of back taxes, of which they want to reduce the amount significantly.”

    WoW, seems to me , the Defense team are intent on really hindering ‘ol Bubble-head, worse than the Prosecution :
    1 ) They put a bunch of folks on the stand, for Ron, who would have infuriated the judge
    2 ) They made a single argument, for Ron, which would have been dismissed by a bunch of 5 year olds
    3 ) Did not fully take the opportunity to, or work hard enough for their misunderstood client
    4 ) Source irritating and provocative letters, from some who admit to past ( illegal ) substance abuse ( after the trial ?)

    What an amateurish attempt , maybe he should of hired some law students ? Now their going to irritate the Judge further by asking for penalties to be waived ? they must be nuttier than Ron is ?

  • Budgie Smugglers says:

    Oops !, and left the main-fate-sealing one off :

    5 ) They allowed Ron on the stand, to look down on the court process, and possibly give the Judge the impression,
    that he ( the Judge ) was’nt of high-enough in authority, to hold such a hearing, against ‘ol Bubble-head ?
    I’m surprised the Judge did not throw his Gavel at him ? ( would not blame him if he did ) 😀

  • bags juror #199 says:

    Hopefully, some of you may get some resolve and move on. Crooks never come out on top and accomplices usually land right next to the rest of the shit. Being a criminal has nothing religious about it nor does religion justify being a greedy bastard. May the chips fall hard, just, and swiftly! Mike, I have a lot of respect for you. Keep fighting the Good Fight.

  • Helen says:

    Hey Cuz.. You can start celebrating your Birthday a day ahead this year. Infact, you can celebrate it on the 14th and 15th.. I didn’t forget!!:) At least I hope the sentence will be going the right way… I think you are right Mike. No judge like when cons don’t take responsibility or think they did anything wrong. At least they don’t on Law and Order TV. 🙂

  • martin says:

    36 hours until proven false prophet gets his conviction handed to him on a silver platter.

  • Avalokiteshvara says:

    Ronald Weinland the Liar-Scumbag is going to be sentenced in a couple of days…Hooray!

  • Mike (DDTFA) says:

    By noon Eastern time on Wed. 36 hours and 13 minutes from now.

  • Avalokiteshvara says:

    As Ron’s website says: “Ronald Weinland, who is the pastor of God’s Church on earth, has also been appointed by the God of Abraham as His end-time prophet to foretell the final events leading up to Christ’s return.”

    He didn’t foretell his conviction for THEFT…which is certainly an event leading up to Christ’s (non) Return! Must not be from God…THUS…false prophet…

    …I am REALLY curious no to see exactly who says what when May 2013 rolls around and NOTHING happens…and/or if Laura changes the EXACT, FOR SURE “prophecy”!! 🙂

  • Avalokiteshvara says:

    BTW: It has been one week now and still no word from Zerubabbel the Blue Tasseled Bearded Ballerina after the great Day fo God’s wrath completely failed to be poured out as EXACTLY prophesied…will be interesting to see what lie he invents next to explain his SECOND failed prophecy about Y’H’W’H!

  • jack635 says:

    I think it would be fun to be outside the courthouse while Ron walks up the steps and into the court. We could picket with signs that say “THE END IS NEAR “.

    What do you think Avalo? We could fly out of Buttonville at 7am Wednesday morning.

  • Kirrily XPKG says:

    Oh I would SO be there if I could!

  • Budgie Smugglers says:

    jack635 says:
    November 12, 2012 at 23:44

    What do you think Avalo? We could fly out of Buttonville at 7am Wednesday morning.

    Oh , I’d just luv to be there ………….. see folks, there must be a God, ya just not supposed to make a fuss, and bother him ? ( and make-up B.S. stories, to make money ) 😀

  • jack635 says:

    I’m hoping he gets three years at least. I’d love to see him get five years. He must be feeling the urge to flee by now.

  • jack635 says:

    I would SO love you to be there Kirrily. Just so Ron could see you looking at him while they put the cuffs on him. You wouldn’t have to say a word, just look him in the eye.

  • Budgie Smugglers says:

    Avalokiteshvara says:

    BTW: It has been one week now and still no word from Zerubabbel the Blue Tasseled Bearded Ballerina after the great Day fo God’s wrath completely failed to be poured out as EXACTLY prophesied…will be interesting to see what lie he invents next to explain his SECOND failed prophecy about Y’H’W’H!

    Awwww ! I would’nt be surprised if ‘ol Zerudabel-babble, got chased through the woods by a 12 foot Grizzly ? and has decided to hang-up his sandals, and call it a day ?
    Maybe we’ve seen the last of him , also ? …….. He was gett’in a little tongue-tired , and stuttery, ( after all ) , which is a sign of lacking confidence in himself and his beliefs ? ( poor deluded SOB )

  • jack635 says:

    I thought the bedsheet wearing prophet was in Greece. Anyhow, since he was a disciple of Ron he will just come up with another date…….again. There’s just one difference between zeru and Ron : Zerubabble believes the nutstorm between his ears, while Ron is just in it for the money and does not believe in God. One is a nut and one is a con artist.

  • Avalokiteshvara says:

    Zerubabbel’s wife came here one time to tell us all off, and explain how Zerubabbel was indeed God’s True Whatever. yes, amazingly enough,Z has a WIFE…and daughter whom he has dragged through all this. I wonder if they are still around with him, or got really wise and ran away from him as fast as possible. The guy gets kicked out of both Greece and Israel, and wears a bedsheet on his head, and thinks we must wear blue tassels to follow God properly, and told everyone not to take their shoes off (!!) a few days before Christ was supposed to return last July 19th.

    And now the REAL, TRUE Day of Wrath that Zerubabbel has EXACTLY prophesied last week (November 9th) where God wipes out 97% of the planet didn’t happen.

    Run, daughter, run!! Daddy is losing it…

  • Kevin says:

    Doesn’t life have a real sense of irony? For years RW has been giving it to his church up the arse and now prison will give others the oppurtunity in the shower room to return the favour………being over powered by the beast will take on a new dimension for him.

  • Kirrily XPKG says:

    Lmao Kevin! Too true!! 😀

  • gullible says:

    “By noon Eastern time on Wed. 36 hours and 13 minutes from now.”

    Mike, you’ve got more insight then ron by not bothering to put a countdown for his sentencing on your website, given that it was postponed twice. If only ron had done the same instead of insisting on a countdown for his prophecies, he wouldn’t have to keep making changes.

  • Budgie Smugglers says:

    Avalokiteshvara says:

    BTW: It has been one week now and still no word from Zerubabbel the Blue Tasseled Bearded Ballerina after the great Day fo God’s wrath completely failed to be poured out as EXACTLY prophesied…will be interesting to see what lie he invents next to explain his SECOND failed prophecy about Y’H’W’H!

    It Appears that ‘ol Zerubawobble , has just released a new vid….. where he now says that Nov. 09 , was actually the start of a new 42 day period, or 6 lots of 7 days, in the timeline where his father is progressively going to reveal to us , what no one could talk about, or reveal to us before ? He has a shot at everone for not getting dressed up in bedsheets, and overland , desert-track sandals ?
    We also did not harken to the words he has spoken, ya know the words that no one knows about, and they will be progressively revealed to us, but no one can talk about them , or reveal them to us , unless the father revels them to us in 6 lots of 7 days …….. interestingly, he talks about not one bear, but two bears, who came out of the woods, to tear-up 42 children, but they were not really children, they were the 42 days ? HuH ?
    Now he’s either had an accident, and hit his head, or he’s crazier than a s&it-house rat ! …… ( my money’s on the rat ! ) 😀

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