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Financial Planning Association Votes Unanimously to Remove Whistle-Blower

There are 56 comments on the story from Mar 2, 2010, titled Financial Planning Association Votes Unanimously to Remove Whistle-Blower . In it, reports that:

It has been a little over a year since the Bernie Madoff investment debacle toppled Wall Street indices and consumer confidence in what was once considered a solid financial industry. Back in December 2008, Madoff’s two sons called authorities after he confessed to them of operating a massive Ponzi scheme that defrauded thousands of investors of billions of dollars. Back in the 1980’s and early 1990’s, the Savings & Loan crisis occurred when 747 savings & loan association failed: The ultimate cost of the crisis totaled around an estimated $160.1 billion. In both cases, early warning flags were systematically ignored by industry leaders, management and government officials resulting in the eventual failure of the financial sector to exercise ethical stewardship of people’s funds.

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Kay Tam

Arlington, VA

#55 Apr 16, 2010
After reading through these postings, a few thoughts....

If any of you hope to convince the public that there does NOT appear to be illegal lobbying activity, funny accounting, and or general shoddy operational issues on the part of the Financial Planning Association "board", please use facts and or logic.

The poster Christine Parker: aka "Tokes Magotes" said that "While we firmly believe his allegations are unfounded, we are using this matter as an opportunity to conduct a thorough review of our financial policies, practices, internal controls and auditing to look for ways to further strengthen the transparency, accountability and governance of the Chapter to serve the best interest of our stakeholders."

If there was nothing improper going on then why the need to review the policies of the board? This statement leads me to believe that something WAS going on at the FPA.

Whistleblowers frequently face reprisal - sometimes at the hands of the organization or group which they have accused and sometimes from related organizations.

They are frequently attacked personally, because there is no other valid argument to make about the allegations. Stop with the ad hominem.
Former Client wrote:
This is hilarious! If anyone knew Mr. Fernandez and the quality of his advice and service, you would immediately discredit his claim and allegations. He is very simply not a good advisor and should not be in the business of giving advice.
Diogenes of Sinope

Silver Spring, MD

#56 Apr 19, 2010
To: Former Client

I suggest that you move your accounts to Bernard L. Madoff Investment Securities LLC, Stanford Financial Group, or since you live in Mclean VA – "Gordan" the Sea Food Scientology Financial Mis-planner For You. Better yet, move your accounts to "Tokes Magotes" and watch your money go up in smoke. Regardless, any of these four will take a big bite out of your money, and the only financial planning you will need is to find the nearest welfare office, sign up for food stamps, and Obomacare. Just kiss your money Sainara, baby.
Moby-Dick

Fairfax, VA

#57 Apr 20, 2010
To Diogenes of Sinope:

What's wrong with you; can't you spell!? Don't you mean Gordon not "Gordan." I suggest you start reading the New York Times.... Please look up the article by Clark Hoyt, "So Many Names, So Many Corrections." Hopefully you will get it right next time you post.
Homer Simpson

Washington, DC

#58 Apr 20, 2010
I agree with Moby-Dick of Falls Church VA [post #57], it should have been "Gordon" the Sea Food Scientology Financial Mis-planner For You [GSFSFMFY} and I think that GSFSFMFY is the worlds greatest financial planner -- just ask him. GSFSFMFY has promised me that "after years of trying to get rich with get-rich-quick schemes, I know I'm going to get rich with this scheme ... and quick!" -- Homer Simpson.
Homer Simpson

Washington, DC

#59 Apr 22, 2010
President Barack Obama went to New York today to deliver a speech aimed at bolstering support for regulatory-reform legislation being considered by the Senate. "Financial reform is something that is born out of an economic collapse that started on Wall Street and spread to Main Street America," White House press secretary Robert Gibbs said. Obama and congressional Democrats hope to pass legislation by Memorial Day.

Mr. Fernandez's removal from the Board of Directors and the chairmanship of the Government Affairs Committee was simply a move to divert attention away from what appears to be illegal lobbying activities by the National office and the local chapters. There appears to be major violations of House and Senate Ethics rules which may be criminal in nature. Such violations are even more important given the administration's regulatory-reform legislation being proposed and considered by both houses.

It would also be interesting to see the level of political contributions made by the financial planning community including "Gordon" the Sea Food Scientology Financial Mis-planner For You [GSFSFMFY}.
Big Macaca

Silver Spring, MD

#60 Apr 23, 2010
I would like to personally thank "Gordon" the Sea Food Scientology Financial Mis-planner For You [GSFSFMFY} for his political contributions totaling 7,000 macacas made by him on behalf of his clients and himself to my campaign and my gang in order to buy political influence and access to me.

"Gordon" the Sea Food Scientology Financial Mis-planner For You Wealth Management brings a unique combination of professional incompetence, a passion for helping individuals and families underachieve their financial dreams and a dedication to the highest possible unethical values. As they say, money talks and b.s. walks. If do not have the dough then just go - I have no use for you. Otherwise, keep the money rolling in by continuing to do business with GSFSFMFY. He is really a fishy deal.
Diogenes of Sinope

Silver Spring, MD

#61 Apr 27, 2010
To: Former Client McLean, VA

I would like to recommend Mary A. Mad Lesbian Witch
located in Bethesda, Maryland because use of the word "hilarious!" reveals that it may be time for you to come out of closet. Mary A. Mad Lesbian Witch is a favorite of the GLBT community.

Mary A. Mad Lesbian Witch is the founder and President of The Screw the Family Firm, Inc.(formerly Mad Lesbian Witch F*cker Inc.). Ms. Mad Lesbian Witch is responsible for the firm's overall investment and financial planning policies and is a member of every client's mis-advisory team. Ms. Mad Lesbian Witch has set herself apart in her profession as a staunch advocate for always overcharging the suckers [I mean clients] throughout the financial planning experience. The firm is also known for strange and unusual employment practices, tremendous employee turnover and discrimination lawsuits.

Mary A. Mad Lesbian Witch is a practitioner of a nature-based, nature-revering or “folk” belief system. Mary A. Mad Lesbian Witch believes that our planet should be revered, and respected, as the manifestation of Deity. Mary A. Mad Lesbian Witch practices what is often referred to as the "Old Religion". This system is rooted in beliefs, which pre-date the monotheistic belief systems, and it follows the agricultural seasonal cycles. The Earth is a living thing and therefore a gift, for us, from the God and Goddess. Mary A. Mad Lesbian Witch believes in a polytheistic deity structure usually based upon the gods and goddesses of Bethesda, MD origin. Mary A. Mad Lesbian Witch feels that a monotheistic belief structure is only half of the whole. If based upon only one all-powerful male God, and often presided over by only male clergy, it is unbalanced and only half-effective. Worship, for Witches, is centered on both the male and female personifications of Deity. Mary A. Mad Lesbian Witch is a member of the Wicca sect and refers to herself as a “Wiccan”. Remember all Wiccans are Witches, but not all Witches are Wiccan.

Please give Mary A. Mad Lesbian Witch a try and enjoy her very special magic in mishandling your financial affairs.
Homer Simpson

Washington, DC

#63 May 3, 2010
TO: Christine Marie Parker
Newport News, VA

What is the policy of the Financial Planning Association regarding disclosure of a planner's arrest record regarding possession of a controlled substance(s) and the paraphenalia used to smoke or inject the controlled substance? Does the planner's criminal history come into play when seeking membership in the Financial Planning Association? Is there a requirement for you to disclose your past or current criminial history with your clients? Should the president of a chapter of the Financial Planning Association disclose to her board members her criminal history?
Diogenes of Sinope

Silver Spring, MD

#65 May 7, 2010
TO: Homer Simpson

It appears to me that the Financial Planning Association of the National Capital Area is really a local chapter of Narcotics Anonymous. NA is a nonprofit fellowship or society of men and women
for whom drugs had become a major problem. They meet regularly to help each other stay clean.
They are not interested in what or how much you used, but only in what you want to do about your problem and how they can help.

Their area is located in Northern Virginia and holds about 20 meetings per week in Chantilly, Leesburg, Reston, Round Hill and Sterling.

Regional Help Line:(800) 543-4670
Les

Oklahoma City, OK

#66 May 7, 2010
IP test
Diogenes of Sinope

Silver Spring, MD

#67 May 11, 2010
TO: LES

Are you also a member of Narcotics Anonymous?
Malleus Maleficarum

Fairfax, VA

#68 Jun 1, 2010
DIOGENES OF SINOPE:

Please provide me with the phone number for Mary A. Mad Lesbian Witch whom is located in Bethesda, MD. My investment portfolio is in desperate need of some witchcraft which I believe can only be done through her magic. It could be that Mary A. Mad Lesbian Witch's never-ending thirst for carnal lust may add the magic my portfolio needs.
Diogenes of Sinope

Silver Spring, MD

#69 Jun 2, 2010
Mary A. Mad Lesbian Witch is posing as the president of The Kill the Family Firm, Inc. located in Bethesda, Maryland, The Kill the Family Firm provides personal financial advisory services to formerly high net worth individuals and families in the Washington DC Metropolitan Area who are on their way to going broke or already on food stamps and Section 8 housing. Mary A. Mad Lesbian Witch can be reached at [email protected] or via www.killthefamilyfirm.com or telephone:(301) MKM-DXXX. Just ask for Mary and you will be on your way to financial insolvency! Mary A. Mad Lesbian Witch will ensure that you outlive your financial resources and those of your family just before you commit "financial suicide".

Mary A. Mad Lesbian Witch really has supernatural powers and you can see her on her broom on a full moon at midnight and glare at her former headless clients that she already sucked dry roaming the grave yard after sunset. Look out Dr. Jack Kevorkian - you have strong competition from Mary A. Mad Lesbian Witch who is approaching your career achievement of over 130 suicides for financial reasons.
Werner Erhard

Fairfax, VA

#70 Jun 3, 2010
Dear "Big Macaca"

It appears that "Gordon" the Sea Food Scientology Financial Mis-Planner For You [GSFSFMFY] may be one my students and therefore I have a desire to connect with him. It seems he is running a racket and needs a major break through. I shall help him achieve it!! Do you have his contact information? Please post it on this board if you do.

Thanks!
William

Arlington, VA

#71 Nov 26, 2010
Very interesting.
Lyla Burns

Salt Lake City, UT

#72 Mar 30, 2012
Wow, what a case. I am a certified legal document preparer, and it's always hard to prepare documents for cases like this. http://www.livingtrustsamerica.com/ I wonder how much they gave back in returns. Thanks for the information.

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