HODGES AND ASSOCIATES
A PROFESSIONAL LAW CORPORATION
A. CLIFTON HODGES 4 EAST HOLLY STREET
JAMES S. KOSTAS SUITE 202
DONALD W. RICKETTS* PASADENA, CA. 91103
TEL (626) 564-9797
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April 28, 2010
For the urgent attention of the Chief of Staff:
His Royal Highness the Duke of Edinburgh
London SW1A 1AA
I write with respect on behalf of my clients Michael C. Cottrell, B.A., M.S., of Erie, Pennsylvania, USA, and his corporations: Pennsylvania Investments, Inc., registered in the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania, and Cottrell Securities Limited, registered in England and Wales.
I have been repeatedly advised by William H. Bonney that the Basel List contains a Line Item providing for a loan for on-the-books trading purposes in the sum of $6.2 Trillion Dollars in the aggregate, for use to finance the long-since approved Dollar Refunding Program requested of the G-7 financial powers by her Majesty the Queen ‘for the sake of the whole of humanity’. These sources have repeatedly confirmed to me, as Mr. Cottrell’s Attorney, that the Line Item funding is to be deployed for this purpose by Mr. Cottrell’s firm Pennsylvania Investments, Inc. The matter has likewise been confirmed on several occasions directly to Mr. Cottrell, prior to my appointment as his Attorney.
The Dollar Refunding Program must ORIGINATE in the private sector, so that no corresponding PUBLIC DEBT is created on the other side of the balance sheet. Unfortunately, the US authorities have resisted this sound financing concept (the ONLY solution on the table) and seek to conduct the Dollar Refunding Program (on which the whole world depends) themselves, via the US Treasury, et. al., thereby generating a vast, open-ended further overhang of completely unnecessary official/public debt on the other side of the balance sheet. Obviously, since the debt accumulated will be 100%, whereas any tax raised from such trades will not exceed, say, 35%, this severely exacerbates the US official debt overhang.
Such a course will therefore most certainly lead to US and global financial and economic disaster by rapidly accelerating the degradation of the US dollar and thereby inducing a Weimar-style hyperinflation.
On the well-known principle that ‘good money’ replaces ‘bad money’, and long since recognizing that the US authorities were unwilling to follow the sound path recommended by Her Majesty, Mr. Cottrell arranged for the formation of Cottrell Securities Limited, based in London, to handle the necessary fully taxable on-balance sheet trades.
A schematic plan (Figure 5A, Private Funding USD Refunding Loan) showing how the taxable trades will operate, is enclosed as the second sheet with the papers submitted herewith. The tax payable to the British authorities will be remitted along with any tax payable to the US authorities, directly to the British Treasury. Under the Bretton Woods Agreements, tax accrued abroad can be remitted by the ‘foreign’ country’s Treasury to its counterpart in the receiving country.
The enclosed documents are itemized in the list presented as the first sheet with these papers. Documents dated 6th September 2008, 29th December 2008 and 3rd March 2009, sent via an intermediary, may not have arrived as intended; so on 16th June 2009, Mr. Christopher Story resubmitted the papers, and also reported the possible diversion of previously submitted documents to Thames Valley Police.
With this package, I have arranged for everything that we believe to be pertinent to this matter to be provided all together. Unfortunately it has been necessary, due to the resistance mentioned above, to itemize details of what has been happening behind the scenes. We would prefer not to have had to do this, but were left with little choice in the matter.
The purpose of this letter, apart from providing you with these materials, is to seek confirmation that the advice repeatedly proffered to me and to Mr. Cottrell by William H. Bonney will now be acted upon. In this connection you will of course be well aware that international financial affairs are now in almost permanent turmoil, and that further delay, due to the aforementioned resistance, in implementing the sole sound formula risks the integrity of our financial and real economies and most regrettably of the supreme British authority itself.
I would therefore be most grateful for a positive response at your earliest convenience, so that matters can start to be brought under control by the means originally recommended by Her Majesty.
A. CLIFTON HODGES