the truth about klaus burlakow/timoth...
DOESNT SOUND GOOD

Winnipeg, Canada

#21 Jan 28, 2009
This guy doesn't sound to good. He actually sounds like a real monster. If, what that Richard guy has said is true ..then Klaus/Timothy/Tim is garbage. Those people need to charge this guy.
I'm gonna check into this.
Klown

Winnipeg, Canada

#22 Feb 18, 2009
I read the links...that's some serious stuff! Which mob was he running for? Just because he got caught doesn't mean that he's paid his debt to the mob. I bet he's still working for them. My Dad contacted the Winnipeg Fress Press about him. Klaus writes for them also.
He's bad news. I wonder what the mob would do if they knew he was doing all this stuff? They probably wouldn't care, they're like two-bit thieves as well.
Cathy Taylor

Manchester, WA

#23 Mar 7, 2009
Does anyone know where he is? Last I heard he had a publisher for his book. Also, divorced and sold his house. Also, buying a bar in Victoria with son Stephan. Anyone know any truth to this.
I KNOW

Winnipeg, Canada

#24 Mar 25, 2009
Cathy Taylor wrote:
Does anyone know where He is? Last I heard he had a publisher for his book. Also, divorced and sold his house. Also, buying a bar in Victoria with son Stephan. Anyone know any truth to this.
KLAUS/TIMOTHY IS IN WINNIPEG.HE'S STILL WITH HIS WIFE. I DON'T THINK HE REALLY EVER MENT TO DIVORCE HER. HE WORKS FOR MCC [MENNONITE CENTRAL COMMITEE]. HE'S HELPING SET UP SAM'S PLACE.
HE'S NOT TO BE TRUSTED! EVENTUALLY SOMEONE WILL WISE UP AND GET RID OF HIM.
IF I WERE YOU I WOULD STAY AWAY FROM HIM. HE'S NO GOOD!
Amazing

Winnipeg, Canada

#25 May 5, 2009
I can't believe that this guy really is a monster! Can anyone be that evil?
LOOKWHATIJUSTFOU ND

Winnipeg, Canada

#26 May 20, 2009
Con artist sent back to prison
Former city bureaucrat turned bank robber violated his parole
By: Bruce Owen and Mike McIntyre
20/05/2009 1:00 AM | Comments: 2
WINNIPEG – The con artist formerly known as Klaus Burlakow is back behind bars.
The former city bureaucrat who went on a wild bank robbery spree in Winnipeg and Vancouver -- supposedly to pay off underworld henchman after he lost their money -- is in Stony Mountain Institution on a parole violation following a new series of questionable financial transactions, sources say.
The Winnipegger -- who legally changed his name to Timothy Collins -- was returned to the federal pen last week after a series of court decisions left him on the hook for more than $12,000, according to court documents.
Collins lost three recent civil court cases after failing to show up in court and being found in default. He was having his wages garnished while employed as a fundraising manager and consultant for the Mennonite Central Committee of Manitoba.
The two biggest judgments involve $9,500 promissory notes given to Collins by a woman named Rosie Neufeld in early 2008. She filed an affidavit last summer, saying Collins had refused numerous attempts to repay the money with interest. The total money owed by Collins was set by the court at $10,830.
Collins was also liable for $949.45 to CDC Installation Systems after writing them a cheque for work done on his home windows -- only to have it bounce because of insufficient funds, according to documents.
The court filings also reveal Collins was fired from his job with the MCC on April 9. Board member Russell Loewen provided no further details in a letter filed with the court but asked to have all future garnishment orders diverted from his organization.
Collins has not been charged with any new crimes, but under National Parole Board rules an offender's release can be revoked if there is a pattern of behaviour not in keeping with the terms of his release.
Collins was unavailable for comment Tuesday, while his lawyer, Michael Wasylin, declined to comment.
His return to prison comes as a woman from Kentucky claims Collins made contact with her online, proposed marriage and suggested they buy a house together in Atlanta.
With a criminal record and parole conditions, he was not allowed to travel across the border to the United States.
The 50-year-old woman said Collins flew her to Canada to meet him several times in Toronto, twice in Ottawa and once in Halifax.
It's unclear if he had advised his parole officer he would be travelling.
The woman met Collins online in August 2007 when he chatted with her on a popular social networking site, she said. In subsequent telephone conversations, Collins spoke with an Irish accent -- similar to what he did almost seven years ago when he contacted a Seattle woman online and later, in person, at that time using the name Patrick.
The woman from Kentucky, who has not seen Collins in several months, even went so far as to pay for a home inspection on a house they were supposed to purchase in Atlanta.
"I am feeling broken-hearted, stupid and very much taken advantage of," she said. "I am struggling with the feeling I have for a man that apparently didn't exist in the first place.
The woman contacted the Free Press because she was concerned about Collins' whereabouts and his safety after he halted communication with her.
AMAZING

Carman, Canada

#29 May 22, 2009
How could this guy be so stupid?! Have fun sitting in jail you piece of garbage.
Press is in

Winnipeg, Canada

#30 May 25, 2009
Wow. So this guy is really back in the slammer? Good for you Klaus! What a senior bag of crap....that's what happens when all you want to do is screw people over.
Richard Deane Broad

Brooklyn, NY

#31 May 31, 2009
I still don't know why people are so surprised by Klaus' recidivism. Anybody who has had any sort of interaction with Klaus on either a personal or professional level (and I use the latter term incredibly loosely) know what a complete and utter manipulative piece of pond scum he is.
Thereatruthoutth ere

Selkirk, Canada

#32 May 31, 2009
Richard Deane Broad wrote:
I still don't know why people are so surprised by Klaus' recidivism. Anybody who has had any sort of interaction with Klaus on either a personal or professional level (and I use the latter term incredibly loosely) know what a complete and utter manipulative piece of pond scum he is.
What you need to do is come forward and press charges against Klaus Burlakow. I don't think the statute of limitations is up.
Things need to be wrapped up. More charges will enable him to stay behind bars.
LOOKWHATIJUSTFOU ND

Carman, Canada

#33 Jun 16, 2009
http://www.canadianmennonite.org
A SECOND CHANCE AT REDEMPTION?
MCC Manitoba caught unawares when former Sam’s Place manager returned to prison for parole violations, but sticks by him anyway
By Ross W. Muir
Managing Editor
Before his return to prison for parole violations, Sam’s Place manager Tim Collins, left, was pictured in the kitchen with baker and chef Jon McPhail. The café, used book store and performing arts venue in Winnipeg was set up with Collins’ assistance to raise funds for Mennonite Central Committee Manitoba.
What began as a good news story on the front page of the April 13 issue of Canadian Mennonite (“What’s cookin’ at Sam’s Place?”) about a “redeemed” ex-con quickly ran off the rails late last month when the Winnipeg Free Press newspaper revealed that manager Tim Collins was back in prison for violating the terms of his parole.
The original story—that also appeared on the front page of the Mennonite Weekly Review on April 6—reported on the good work Collins had done on behalf of Mennonite Central Committee (MCC) Manitoba, to create Sam’s Place, a café, book store and performance space in downtown Winnipeg, as a local gathering spot and fundraising entity for MCC. Collins had been befriended in prison by the late Addison Klassen, a member of MCC’s prison visitation and community integration program known as Open Circle. In that article, Collins said,“I believe in second chances, not only for myself, but for everyone. If you have a sincere desire to live a good life, you should be given the opportunity to do that. Everyone deserves a chance for redemption.”
But in the May 20 Free Press story, journalists Bruce Owen and Mike McIntyre stated that Collins, formerly known as Klaus Burlakow and described as a “con artist” and bank robber, was “returned to the federal pen [Stony Mountain Institution]... after a series of court decisions left him on the hook for more than $12,000, according to court documents.
“Collins lost three recent civil court cases after failing to show up in court and being found in default,” the story continued.
A later story written by Owen and published on May 22 elaborated on the details. That article indicated that a woman by the name of Paulette Wiebe “started looking into Collins’ background after she met him through a friend, Rosie Neufeld, and tried to find him a job a short time after he was released on parole.
“When [Wiebe] found out Collins had borrowed $9,500 from Neufeld and had not paid it back despite selling his house, that’s when she became more concerned,” the article states.“When Neufeld went to court and won a judgment against Collins for the money and he still refused to pay it back, that’s when Wiebe went to the parole board....[Collins’] excuses for borrowing the money and then not paying it back just didn’t add up, she said.”
LOOKWHATIJUSTFOU ND

Carman, Canada

#34 Jun 16, 2009
continuation of article
A SECOND CHANCE AT REDEMPTION?
Questions to be answered
Canadian Mennonite first became aware of the Free Press stories beginning on May 20, when a concerned subscriber phoned from Manitoba, suggesting that maybe the magazine had been “had” by publishing the original “What’s cookin’...” article.
This led Canadian Mennonite to question MCC Manitoba on a number of issues.
First of all, why—when Collins and Sam’s Place parted company on April 9, only two weeks after the original press release was distributed—didn’t MCC Manitoba simply let its media sources know this? That way those that had printed the story could have simply printed an acknowledgement that they had gone their separate ways since publishing the MCC Manitoba story, and those that hadn’t could consider the story “old news” and maybe not run it at all.
MCC Manitoba executive director Peter Rempel responded in a letter dated May 22, that Collins’“departure of itself was not a newsworthy development in our opinion....” But after Collins was arrested and returned to prison, Rempel stated that MCC was “contemplating sending an update to the Mennonite media.” But before that happened, his “re-arrest was unexpectedly reported in the local Winnipeg media and much attention was drawn to MCC’s relationship with Tim Collins.” For that, Rempel acknowledged,“[w]e regret this lapse in communication on our part.”
In this letter (printed in its entirety in the boxed sidebar below) and one sent to the Free Press, Rempel stated that money to pay back Neufeld was never garnished from Collins’ paycheques for his work for MCC Manitoba. However, a search of the Manitoba Courts’ public database by Canadian Mennonite found that a listing of a “notice of garnishment” for $3,630 was filed under the name “Mennonite Central Committee” on Oct. 30, 2008; the listing was under Collins’ former name: Klaus Burlakow.
On the same website, a “notice of garnishment” for $3,710 was filed under the name “Sam’s Place Board” on April 6, 2009, and 22 days later a further notice was filed with the court indicating that Collins’ employment had been “termi-nated” on April 9.
In a May 28 response, Rempel said the notices were never acted upon.“After consulting with our lawyer, and on the basis that [Collins] was not an employee of MCC Manitoba, we responded to those notices by indicating that MCC Manitoba did not have a debt owing to Tim Collins, but that MCC Manitoba did have a relationship to him that we would explain to the court upon request. We received no response or subsequent query or order from the court.”
Russell Loewen, the chair of the Sam’s Place board, stated in a May 21 release from MCC Manitoba (the first after the Free Press broke the story of Collins’ arrest) that Collins was not fired from his job—as the Free Press had reported—but “through mutual agreement he moved on to something else.”
Rempel later elaborated that Collins’ departure from Sam’s Place was also “in response to developments subsequent to the [March 24] news release,” but he did not elaborate on what they were.
As to the garnishment issue, Rempel said,“Whether this was evasion of [Collins’] legal responsibilities was not something we or Sam’s Place could determine.”
No conflict of interest: MCC Manitoba
Canadian Mennonite also questioned whether or not there was a conflict of interest in the relationship between MCC Manitoba, the Sam’s Place board and Collins from the beginning. According to the May 21 release,“MCC had invited Collins to serve on the advisory committee that developed a business plan for this project, and that Collins’ company, Blackrose Solutions, was the successful applicant to fill the position of project manager.”
LOOKWHATIJUSTFOU ND

Carman, Canada

#35 Jun 16, 2009
CONTINUATION OF ARTICLE
A SECOND CHANCE AT REDEMPTION?

The one constant theme through all of these stories, letters and e-mails is MCC’s steadfast support of Tim Collins despite his recent incarceration, and that a second chance at “redemption” is still possible when he gets out.
The May 21 press release praised Collins for his “strong organizational skills” that “helped move this new venture from an idea to success....”
Ken Reddig, an Open Circle volunteer, said in the same release,“I feel very badly for Tim Collins and his family over his recent return to Stony Mountain. Tim is a very good friend and a person I admire for his many abilities to creatively develop and expertly manage new projects.”
Rempel, in his May 22 letter, confirmed the long-time MCC Manitoba ethos of reaching out to offenders and victims alike “on the basis of our belief that God can and does help people who have committed se-rious crimes (or survived them) re-orient their lives to the better.”
“We grieve that violation of his parole has forfeited his opportunity to resume a constructive role in our community.
... That the fall came so suddenly and unexpectedly for someone we trusted makes our anguish more acute, but does not diminish our commitment to find and support how God might be working in the lives of our neighbours.”

A date for a hearing for Collins to appear before the National Parole Board to answer for his parole violations—and determine how much longer, if any, he will have to spend behind bars—was pending at press time. Attempts to reach both Collins and his lawyer, Michael Wasylin, were unsuccessful.
LOOKWHATIJUSTFOU ND

Carman, Canada

#36 Jun 16, 2009
CONITUATION OF THE ARTICLE
A SECOND CHANCE AT REDEMPTION? BY ROSS MUIR

The one constant theme through all of these stories, letters and e-mails is MCC’s steadfast support of Tim Collins despite his recent incarceration, and that a second chance at “redemption” is still possible when he gets out.
The May 21 press release praised Collins for his “strong organizational skills” that “helped move this new venture from an idea to success....”
Ken Reddig, an Open Circle volunteer, said in the same release,“I feel very badly for Tim Collins and his family over his recent return to Stony Mountain. Tim is a very good friend and a person I admire for his many abilities to creatively develop and expertly manage new projects.”
Rempel, in his May 22 letter, confirmed the long-time MCC Manitoba ethos of reaching out to offenders and victims alike “on the basis of our belief that God can and does help people who have committed se-rious crimes (or survived them) re-orient their lives to the better.”
“We grieve that violation of his parole has forfeited his opportunity to resume a constructive role in our community.
... That the fall came so suddenly and unexpectedly for someone we trusted makes our anguish more acute, but does not diminish our commitment to find and support how God might be working in the lives of our neighbours.”
A date for a hearing for Collins to appear before the National Parole Board to answer for his parole violations—and determine how much longer, if any, he will have to spend behind bars—was pending at press time. Attempts to reach both Collins and his lawyer, Michael Wasylin, were unsuccessful.
ASHAMED MONNONITE

Carman, Canada

#37 Jun 16, 2009
How can MCC be so stupid? What else has to happen before they wash their hands of this Klaus Burlakow?
For this article to state that it's members (Some)don't have a problem with all this is misleading and a huge lie!
For them to say they had no previous knowledge of what was going on is also a huge lie. We may be a big community but word does get around!
I'm ashamed that after all of this everything this community has worked for could be in great jeapordy because of conniving, self centered Kimono Dragon like Klaus Burlakow or Tim Collins as they have so affectionately called him.
The truth has to come out.
Truththisisnt

Winnipeg, Canada

#38 Jul 10, 2009
Parole revocation ludicrous: ex-robber
Jailed Collins says civil dispute led to decision
By: Bruce Owen
10/07/2009 1:00 AM |

STONY MOUNTAIN INSTITUTION -- His head drooped in his large hands and weeping, the former city official and convicted bank robber Tim Collins said he's back in prison not because of anything he did, but because media-shy parole officials bent to public pressure to suspend his release.

Collins, formerly known as Klaus Burlakow, said if he's guilty of anything it's showing poor judgment in hooking up with a woman and her husband when he was first paroled in late 2006 to help them build an equestrian centre at the former Canada Packers site in St. Boniface.

That relationship led to a plan to organize a rodeo at the MTS Centre when Canada's country music awards were held in the city a year ago, to raise money for the equestrian centre. He said that idea failed when it deteriorated into a spurious campaign to have him locked up.

And he said Correctional Services of Canada (CSC) parole officials buckled under that pressure.

"My post-suspension report is ludicrous," Collins said in an interview. "They took the position for fear of press coverage and then rallied everything they could in the report to try to justify what they had done."

CSC spokesperson Cathy Stocki could not comment specifically on Collins' case, but said in general parole officials base decisions to suspend parole on information about an offender they've verified.

"Parole services doesn't just get a phone call and react on it," she said. "There has to be follow-up. They would be negligent if they didn't check out all information that came in on an offender."

Collins has been back in Stony Mountain since May 4 and will appear before an independent panel of the National Parole Board in a bid to regain his freedom. He declined to speak about his personal life and his relationship with a Kentucky woman he met online.

He said he landed back in Stony because he put his faith in the couple and a local woman working with them. Ironically, he said he first met the wife in prison before he was paroled.

But after months of meetings, Collins said, it appeared to him the equestrian centre was nothing but a pipe dream without private or public support.
Truththisisnt

Winnipeg, Canada

#40 Jul 10, 2009
what a load of CRAP! oNCE AGAIN IT'S EVERYONES FAULT BUT THE CONVICT'S.
PAROLEBOARDIDIOT S

Winnipeg, Canada

#41 Jul 28, 2009
Richard Deane Broad wrote:
I still don't know why people are so surprised by Klaus' recidivism. Anybody who has had any sort of interaction with Klaus on either a personal or professional level (and I use the latter term incredibly loosely) know what a complete and utter manipulative piece of pond scum he is.
It appears that not everyone can see through this man...otherwise he would still be behind bars. Strange the way things happen! If you're god at lying then the world is your oyster???? I guess all those people who tried to make a difference need to not loose heart... and those out there who want to do something but haven't, will have to.
Thought

Winnipeg, Canada

#42 Aug 25, 2009
Klaus Burlakow or Timothy Collins or Tim Collins or Patrick Collins......whatever this low life is calling himself; is exactly that.....LOW LIFE. This F#$% Fat ^&*%(&*^$,^&%$@@#$ will do it again... and this time wham.
Hey fat boy how did you like being someone's b&%^h? You'll be back.....
Ron

Brandon, Canada

#43 Aug 25, 2009
Who are you really? Most Mennonites would be able to spell their religion correctly!

Mennonites believe in community service and assistance to all kinds of people. It is not stupid, crazy, irresponsible or any of guesswhatIjustfoundouts comments.

I am not Mennonite but they have done wonderful things and if people want to be mad be mad at Collins. For the time he was occupied doing work at Sam's he was leaving someone else alone.
ASHAMED MONNONITE wrote:
How can MCC be so stupid? What else has to happen before they wash their hands of this Klaus Burlakow?
For this article to state that it's members (Some)don't have a problem with all this is misleading and a huge lie!
For them to say they had no previous knowledge of what was going on is also a huge lie. We may be a big community but word does get around!
I'm ashamed that after all of this everything this community has worked for could be in great jeapordy because of conniving, self centered Kimono Dragon like Klaus Burlakow or Tim Collins as they have so affectionately called him.
The truth has to come out.

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