If you have never heard of Liberty Dollars, see here. I think that the degree to which the APD was party to this undercover investigation is directly relevant to our work as Citizens' Awareness Asheville. Were local law enforcement resources expended in this dubious assault on alternative currency?
The future of an Evansville-based company that produces a "private voluntary barter currency" known as the Liberty Dollar is in question after federal agents raided the facility this week, according to an e-mail sent by its founder... Von NotHaus developed the Liberty Dollar in 1998 as an "inflation-proof" alternative currency to the U.S. Dollar, which he has claimed has devalued since the Federal Reserve was established in 1913. The silver medallions are produced by a private mint in Idaho on behalf of Evansville-based Liberty Services, which also issues paper notes which the group says are backed by silver reserves. (courierpress)
For approximately six hours [FBI agents] took all the gold, all the silver, all the platinum and almost two tons of Ron Paul Dollars that where just delivered last Friday. They also took all the files, all the computers and froze [Liberty Dollar] bank accounts. (libertydollar.org)
As for the mysterious connection to the Western District of North Carolina, [the affidavit filed] names William Innes of Asheville as a Regional Currency Officer for Liberty Dollar and an executive committee member of the company. Undercover government agents made Asheville a focus of their investigation as a result, attending area meetings of Liberty Dollar prospective buyers and sellers. (reason) via
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