created by: Carol | Feb 1, 2008

Lexington, KY

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Was John Howard Meadows a Scam?

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ben - powell

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Jan 14, 2009
 

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"ARTAMUS" idk who wrote that but tyler didnt write it, cause you know how he is. lol Y would i waste my time with somthing i rly dont no much about

he's got some pretty good grammar, but he said in lunch, N me, you, and tyler were the only one's in lunch
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Indianapolis, IN

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Jan 14, 2009
 

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What i was told? please, everyone is just mad because he got rich off of stupid people giving him money for something he knew would never come through, his late brother, sterling started rumors about him being in prison instead of bosnia because sterling was jealous of him getting rich. I nor my grandfather have never heard of Pelham Humphries and the case is all about Texas there is nothing about TN or WV those are just the states where most of the people that worry about this are from.
You should be ashamed of yourself, and ashamed of your grandfather. What a twisted family.
life will go on

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You should be ashamed of yourself, and ashamed of your grandfather. What a twisted family.
Amen!!!
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Rutledge, TN

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Jan 15, 2009
 

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I know that Pelham Humphries receive the land from a Mexico land grant not from James Meadows. So, that not worth speaking of. I understand that you feel the need to defend a scammer. I understand that there are people who take and people who give. If your grandfather is proud of stealing Son, I would rethink where I wanted to be. We have no choose who is family but, We do have a choose in who we choose to spend time with , God BLess
he didnt ask for any money from anyone at all they gave it to him
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Sure, that is what he telling you. People always just start handing over money and cars all kinds of stuff. Sure, he must think your not to smart if that what he is telling you. Do some research and be the kind of man you can be proud of. God Bless
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Indianapolis, IN

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Jan 15, 2009
 

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he didnt ask for any money from anyone at all they gave it to him
He most certainly did. And if he didn't, why on earth would he accept it?
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Rutledge, TN

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He most certainly did. And if he didn't, why on earth would he accept it?
im assuming the people on here that hate him did at one time believe in this, that probably means they donated money too, that is why they are so mad at my grandfather
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Indianapolis, IN

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Jan 16, 2009
 

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im assuming the people on here that hate him did at one time believe in this, that probably means they donated money too, that is why they are so mad at my grandfather
I never donated money, nor do I hate him, but I do know that he's a crook, just like Jewell Robbins.
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Rutledge, TN

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I never donated money, nor do I hate him, but I do know that he's a crook, just like Jewell Robbins.
Jewell Robins is, that is true she broke the law, he did not, she asked him to post bail ,but he wouldn't. it's true he used to be immoral and things back 20 years ago but he is a changed man now, believe me. Im on here trying to clear his "bad" reputation
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Cornelia, GA

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If that is true. Why is not he not doing it for himself. I would not want my children defending me if I had scammed folks out of there hard earned money. Face the facts he the same as always. He is using you like he used others. Give it up, We are not buying this. Hope he gets what he deserves and J.R too. He already told you that people just gave him stuff. Do you really beleive that? I do not think you beleive him either. You love him and want to beleive that he would not do such a thing. Beleive me when I say he is not changed if he is not telling you the truth after all this time. Either learn to live with his lies , Or change your direction and stay away from someone who will only hurt you in the end. God Bless
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Indianapolis, IN

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Jan 19, 2009
 

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Jewell Robins is, that is true she broke the law, he did not, she asked him to post bail ,but he wouldn't. it's true he used to be immoral and things back 20 years ago but he is a changed man now, believe me. Im on here trying to clear his "bad" reputation
If he was a changed man, he would come out and admit his guilt to all of the people he took money from. He touted this pipe dream, exactly the way in which Jewell Robbins did. How do you consider him to be any more law abiding than her?
They operated the exact same scheme.
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Indianapolis, IN

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Jewell Robins is, that is true she broke the law, he did not, she asked him to post bail ,but he wouldn't. it's true he used to be immoral and things back 20 years ago but he is a changed man now, believe me. Im on here trying to clear his "bad" reputation
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Niles, MI

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This is interesting. I am going through old papers my mother (a Meadows) left after her death. I found affidavits and TONS of information on Meadows Family Genealogy. Among the papers are letters from John Howard Meadows requesting family information and wanting her to send for a video tape where his lawyer explains everything (Spindletop?). His address is in Winfield, Tennessee. She send a lot of information, but I'm not sure if she sent any money. I had heard of this quest years ago, but never knew how it played out.
live and learn

Demorest, GA

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Jan 25, 2009
 

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It was all a scam.
SRSF

Urbana, IN

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Feb 12, 2009
 

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her court date is open to public anyone can go shes got 2 on feb 13 2009

07-CI-06147 BLYTHEWOOD, CAROL VS. ROBBINS, JEWELL FAYETTE Scheduled Events
MOTION HOUR 2/13/2009 08:30 AM Unassigned

08-CR-01204 COMMONWEALTH VS. ROBBINS, JEWELL FAYETTE Scheduled Events
STATUS HEARING 2/13/2009 10:30 AM Unassigned
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jewell was working with JHM before she done it herself is what some meadows people said? is this true?
SRSF

Urbana, IN

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The final closure of Jewell's quest for the gold. It is officially doomed.

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FRANKFORT, KY (Feb. 13, 2009)– Jewell Robbins, 76, of Nicholasville, pleaded guilty in Fayette County Circuit Court today to violating Kentucky’s securities laws.

The charges are a result of an investigation by the U.S. Postal Inspection Service and the Kentucky Department of Financial Institutions (DFI). Fayette Commonwealth’s Attorney Ray Larson is prosecuting the case.

On Sept. 29, 2008, a Fayette County grand jury indicted Robbins on four felony counts that she illegally sold securities related to the 1901 Spindletop oil strike.

Today Robbins pleaded guilty to one count of violating Kentucky Revised Statute 292.330, which covers registration of broker-dealers, agents and investment advisers. The maximum possible penalty is five years in prison, and the commonwealth is recommending three years. Sentencing is set for April 10, 2009.

“I want to thank Ray Larson’s office for bringing Robbins to justice,” said DFI Commissioner Charles Vice.“For years, DFI has sought to halt her illegal activities. Prosecution on criminal charges demonstrates the extent to which Robbins has defied Kentucky’s securities law.”

Robbins, aka Jewell Burgin, recently served a 120-day jail sentence as a result of DFI’s civil court case regarding the specious offerings she has sold for many years. She was found in contempt of court because she continued to sell securities despite court orders in June 2006 and May 2007.

On June 16, 2006, Robbins signed a voluntary, permanent injunction order that bars her from selling any securities, including partial interest in litigation or judgments. Robbins sold shares in baseless lawsuits that attempt to claim inheritance related to the 1901 Spindletop oil strike in Texas. An order was entered May 10, 2007, finding Robbins in contempt of court because she continued to sell securities, despite the injunction. In 2007, the judge sentenced her to 120 days in jail, but suspended the sentence contingent on her complying with the court orders. Robbins was found in contempt again on July 16, 2008, and served 120 days in jail.
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Feb 16, 2009
 

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ok, if this is a scam why did john meadows call me tonight asking for relatives phone numbers and telling me he would be contacting me again soon. oh, and he has never asked me for anything money-wise!!
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pamsbullydogs wrote:
ok, if this is a scam why did john meadows call me tonight asking for relatives phone numbers and telling me he would be contacting me again soon. oh, and he has never asked me for anything money-wise!!
Because he's nuts !
i knew him too

Louisville, KY

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AACjhmsgrandson wrote:
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Jewell Robins is, that is true she broke the law, he did not, she asked him to post bail ,but he wouldn't. it's true he used to be immoral and things back 20 years ago but he is a changed man now, believe me. Im on here trying to clear his "bad" reputation
I don't know if he was a scammer or any of this is a wild goose chase or not. But I do know that my grandmother whose maiden name is Meadows and her sister spent a lot of time with him in the 80's and they believed in him. After my grandfather died, this "chase" gave my grandmother a purpose and adventure and she got to see many places that she otherwise wouldn't have seen. So for that, I am grateful. No matter how it turns out, she had a grand time and it made her happy.

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