Arpaio's Obama-Hunting Cold Case Posse in Trouble With State for Filing Bogus Address

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Sheriff Joe Arpaio, Brian Reilly and Mike Zullo in happier times.
The ultimate Obama birthers, the members of the county's Cold Case Posse, listed a bogus address in filings with the state and now may have their corporation dissolved.

Arizona Corporation Commission online records show the Cold Case Posse corporation, a nonprofit, is in "delinquent" status.

It has 60 days to fix the problem. But since the problem is that the posse was trying to hide its real address from the public, it seems unlikely it will be fixed in a way that reveals an honest street address, as state law requires.

See also:
-Unmarked Posse Cars to Ditch Government Plates After Birther's Tell-All Article

A complaint about the bogus address of the unusual posse, which is affliated with the Maricopa County Sheriff's Office, was made in April by Brian Reilly, one of its former members. Though Reilly was the one who spurred Sheriff Joe Arpaio to use the posse to investigate President Obama's birth certificate in 2011, he's turned into a whistle-blower since resigning.

Published complaints by Reilly in March about the posse's apparent lack of insurance coverage were followed by a warning from the Sheriff's Office to the posses to comply with a 2012 order to buy their own insurance. And, as you'll recall, a crisis erupted when the posses, including the large Sun City and Sun City West posses, parked their vehicles and stopped going on patrol, worried they had no insurance coverage. The county later agreed to subsidize the posses by covering them under county insurance -- but made them remove the government plates from their vehicles.

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Bad cop -- no doughnut: Lieutenant Mike Zullo listed the address for this Phoenix post office in corporate filings, instead of a real address for the Cold Case Posse.
About the same time, Reilly was complaining to the Arizona Corporation Commission about the Cold Case Posse's failure to comply with state law on its corporate filings. As an April blog post on obamaconspiracy.org shows, the address listed for the Cold Case Posse in corporate filings, 44047 North 43rd Avenue in Phoenix, is actually the address of a post office.

The latest annual report and disclosure statement from the Cold Case Posse, filed with the state on Monday, lists the bad address. As in other corporate filings, the posse's statutory agent, Birther-in-Chief Mike Zullo, lists his own address as the 19th-floor former headquarters of the Sheriff's Office at 100 West Washington Street, which apparently isn't valid, either. (The MCSO's new address is 550 West Jackson Street.)

On Wednesday, the Corporation Commission made the decision to put the Cold Case Posse in delinquent status and give it 60 days to cough up the correct info.

Arpaio's office wasn't aware of the pending dissolution status and had no comment on Wednesday. Zullo didn't return a voicemail left for him at the Sheriff's Office.

As the April "conspiracy" blog post shows, nonprofit-corporation paperwork had the addresses of all the Cold Case Posse's primary contact and managers blacked out.

This is one posse that doesn't want to be found. But unless it complies with the law, it may soon be a posse no more.

UPDATE: Click here to find out what the Arizona Corporation Commission said on Thursday...

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johnsmith123
johnsmith123

Isn't his  mommies house up for sale? Look at that snickering face.  Time to get lost,all of you.

SeedyWard
SeedyWard

Posse? I could have sworn it was "pussy."

Benjamin Meyer
Benjamin Meyer

Is anyone else finding this ironic? Problems filling out paperwork...problems listing accurate addresses....problems with verification relating to said addresses..... Isn't that what they're fighting about as a travesty of justice in the first place?? Crazy

Roger Morris
Roger Morris

I thought their registered statutory agent was ALEC located in the office of Kris Kobach Secretary of State Kansas on the SB1060 floor down the hall from Russell Pearce Kansas SB1060 too racist to fail Fiesta Bowl lobbyist offices.

jtmunkus
jtmunkus

There never was a Cold Case Posse investigation of the president's birth certificate. 


Since their scam's inception in 2011, the posse (Mike Zullo) has had a couple of faux press conferences (both in 2012) to rehash his "case", which is that every single wacky and incongruous already debunked right-wing conspiracy theory about the president's birth is true, send money.


The Cold Case Posse exists for one reason: it's a cog in the Arpaio fundraising machine, to bring in cash from the national wingnut fringe, for shameless Joe and his party boy Mikie Zullo.

WhoKnows
WhoKnows topcommenter

Shouldn't Zullo's address be the men's room at a used car dealership?

eric.nelson745
eric.nelson745 topcommenter

Somebody who can prove standing should file a civil lawsuit against Joe so that there is a complete accounting for all posse expenditures and force him to reimburse the county for Zullo's expenses (salary, overtime, travel, meals, everything) for his Hawaii junket.

raicha98
raicha98

The bigger problem is the Posse has never accounted for its income and expenses to the public.  As an "affiliate of a governmental unit", they claim that they do not have to file an annual information return with the IRS.  Yet those tax rules are based on the idea that an "affiliate" will report all financial activity to the "governmental unit", in this case, the Sheriff's department.  But when the department was asked (repeatedly) to disclose those records, the office replied that the Posse was a separate organization and that the Sheriff does not keep those records.  Meanwhile, Zullo took a trip to Hawaii on taxpayer money and kept the proceeds of sale of a "book" about the "investigation".  He claims he gave that money to his church, but it was never his to give away.  It belonged to the Cold Case Posse.  Arizonans should demand a financial accounting for this boondoggle.

Flyer9753
Flyer9753

HAHAHA!!!!!


This is like watching a game of dominos... falling one at a time... one after the other...


HAHAHA


And yet Republicans, who make up this 'posse', claim to be the upfront and trustworthy people... 


It's Obama lying, we don't lie.. except of course when we feel we need to... 


Republican hypocrisy.. more of a universal standard than gravity or the speed of light...

danzigsdaddy
danzigsdaddy topcommenter

it goes beyond that...........but still..........good observation

Posseofone
Posseofone

@jtmunkus Your 15 minutes of fame are up, Brian Reilly.

eric.nelson745
eric.nelson745 topcommenter

@raicha98 Is Zullo's church the one in Tempe where the preach want to see Obama assassinated? Hehe.

Posseofone
Posseofone

Zullo is the sole member of the cold case posse..

valleynative
valleynative topcommenter

@Flyer9753 


There's good reason to ridicule this posse, but your path from the members of this posse to Republicans in general is a perfect textbook example of logical fallacy.

all posse members are hypocrits

all posse members are Republicans

therefore all Republicans are hypocrites.

Take a class in logic or critical thinking.

You're embarrassing yourself.

jtmunkus
jtmunkus

@Posseofone You're almost as pathetic a detective as Klown Kar Kaptain Mike Zullo.

TFBob
TFBob

@Posseofone 

Also: Zullo is not a lieutenant.

SeedyWard
SeedyWard

@valleynative @Flyer9753 The logical construct is no good. The individual statements taken by themselves make a lot of sense, though.

"all posse members are hypocrites [fixed your spelling]

all posse members are Republicans

[...] all Republicans are hypocrites."

shadeaux
shadeaux

@valleynative

Name one...............ONE ........Artizona Republican currently in office who the word hypocrite doesn't apply perfectly. 

Hint.........Since the platform they all ran on was chock full of hypocrisy

And they were elected promising voters they stood for the platform the party created.

Therefore..............?

Flyer9753
Flyer9753

@valleynative @Flyer9753 ROFLMFAO!!!!!!!


I'm embarrassing myself??? This according to the grand master of assumptive idiocy..... 


ROFLMFAO!!!!!!!


Thanks for falling for the bait, sucker....

Posseofone
Posseofone

I was never a member of the cold case posse...you were.

jtmunkus
jtmunkus

@TFBob You're such a realist.

danzigsdaddy
danzigsdaddy topcommenter

@shadeaux just my personal opinion, but...................i cant name a single Rep or Dem period that i dont think to be a hypocrite or criminal in some manner. not trying to take away from your argument, just trying to add to the scope of the problem (as i see it)



like i said though..........just my opinion

dlee23
dlee23

meh, when you resort to logical fallacies and dont just admit it when it is pointed out, you will look like a moron.

The posse are hypocrites for supposedly supporting the rule of law and arpaio simultaneously. The majority are probably republican, otherwise they probably wouldnt support arpaio. So while this can be presented as logical fallacy, which it was, there are logical avenues to prove these points... too bad flyer did not do so.

valleynative
valleynative topcommenter

@Flyer9753 


Are you seriously trying to pretend that your "logic" was bait?   Do you think anybody is going to believe that you "caught me", pointing out your mistake?


I'm embarrassed for you.


jtmunkus
jtmunkus

@Posseofone Brian Reilly is a reasonable man who lives in the realm of reality. One of the rare few birthers who has come to his senses and has allowed facts to steer his conclusions.


But he's not me.


So best of luck with that detective career.

Flyer9753
Flyer9753

@dlee23 I've done it in so many other posts on so many other articles.


I really was baiting, to see what response I would get with my true statements, knowing that not explaining them and giving depth to those avenues you mention, would bring certain people out of the woodwork and to make assumptions rather than ask for clarification.


I'm in an ornery mood today and after having dealt with VN in posts on another article a few minutes (literally) earlier, this presented itself as an opportunity to cast a lure and see what I could catch...


and I landed a big fat sucker named ValleyNative, which tells me I baited the hook exactly right.

fishingblues
fishingblues topcommenter

@valleynative @Flyer9753


It is impossible for the fly to embarrass itself.  He/she/it is simply being true to it's nature. 


It is analogous to saying the fly is acting stupid, when it is axiomatic that the fly IS stupid.  

dlee23
dlee23

your statements were not true, they were logically fallacious at best and moronically arrogant for expecting anyone to buy your backpedaling at worst.

having been on the net since '89, and participated in more of these kinds of flame fest exchanges than you could ever hope to, i have observed exactly the same lack of self-objectivity you are exhibiting here with your post-hoc rationalizations and personal biases which are as transparent as all hell.

it is amazing at times how some people are so bad at logical debate and manipulation via text and in so much denial about that fact.

good luck with that.

dlee23
dlee23

hardly, you spout unsubstantiated logical fallacies and stated that that was equal to the truth... which again just makes you look like a moron. you should be embarrassed, hopefully the universe will grant you some subjectivity because you suffer from an extreme lack of it.

you make illogical statements of fact that to anyone with any grasp of logical fallacy is just a laugh riot gut buster.

Flyer9753
Flyer9753

@dlee23 '89??? lol - got you beat by many years there so stop patting yourself on the back, I don't want you to hurt yourself

dlee23
dlee23

many years huh? who was your Unix shell provider in 1987? What programs did you use to access the Internet?

in 1988, I had weekly download and upload access via a local bbs..... which bbs' s were the publics computer networking prior to the popularity of the internet, esp the WWW. if you were a early internet user you would have also had to be into bbs' s.... which bbs' s did you frequent? an easy question for anyone using the internet since at least 1988.

considering the internet really broke out in 1989 with 1000s of isps. who was your Isp prior to '89? what posts have you made to usenet that are still archived that could prove your presence on the net back at that time?

this should be fun watching you make more shit up... really your tactics are transparent, hackneyed and just plain moronic. your game of up one upping anything anyone posts just makes you appear like a luddite dolt with zero self objectivity.

your game as been played by a million others before you which just makes your statement that you were on the net many years prior to myself laughable.

your so called bait is a delusion, your history is obviously a lie, if you are over fifty, you have to be suffering some mental illness to believe any person of intelligence would believe a word you say.

keep on keepin' on with your bad deluded self, it is a riot to watch.

Flyer9753
Flyer9753

@dlee23 HAHAHAHAH!!!!!!


Unix Shell Provider... ROFLMFAO!! I WAS MY OWN.


See I owned the FIRST internet service provider in a text, BBS OR Graphical Interface


I was on the net before it was the net you little twit, when it was something called Darpa net and before that ARPA net


I was there BEFORE BBS's you idiot, I helped code with the original writers or RBBS, PCBoard and several others. 


I hosted my own Usenet servers, unix servers and port servers. I had a leased university line running at 'high speed' for then before you even had dialup


Thanks for showing just how clueless you are, thinking you are all that... everything you named and referenced is 15+ years past when I started... 


You have no clue and no hope of ever getting one.


Posseofone
Posseofone

@dlee23 He won't be back to respond. You have sufficiently spanked his bare ass...and for that I applaud you.

dlee23
dlee23

I just read this again... and I almost died laughing... of all the people on the Internet I challenge, I stumble upon the guy that owned the first Internet service provider

"Unix Shell Provider... ROFLMFAO!! I WAS MY OWN."

you state previously that you were on the net a few years

before me which I stated I was first on in 1989... Remember this as I move on....

"See I owned the FIRST internet service provider in a text, BBS OR Graphical Interface"

oh, you owned the first isp,... didnt all internet providers only offer text in the beginning,... soon we will find out what a huge load of crap this guy is and how his word is pure shite from hereonout.

"I was on the net before it was the net you little twit, when it was something called Darpa net and before that ARPA net"

now you are just nicking shit from wikipedia.

"I was there BEFORE BBS's you idiot, I helped code with the original writers or RBBS, PCBoard and several others. 

I hosted my own Usenet servers, unix servers and port servers. I had a leased university line running at 'high speed' for then before you even had dialup"

is that a fact.... just like you were the first isp pre 1989.... read on, this will kill you all....

"Thanks for showing just how clueless you are, thinking you are all that... everything you named and referenced is 15+ years past when I started... 

You have no clue and no hope of ever getting one."

meh, I have already one up'ed you when I pointed out what a moron you were being in regards to logical fallacies, debate and facts.

I am not all that, just obviously less of a liar and poseur than yourself.

so on to the final act... you were the first isp and it was pre 1989...

according to numerous sources on the net...

"The world' was the first internet service provider, headquartered in Brookline, Massachusetts. It has been offering dial-up access to the general public since 1989. The world was operated by Software Tool and Die and used the domainworld.std.com, though currently it uses TheWorld.com."

The worlds first isp started in 1989, the first year I was online... so you are full of shit as expected.

Posseofone
Posseofone

@flyer. You are Al Gore?!?

Who knew?!?

Fabulous! An internet icon among us!

dlee23
dlee23

ok ol' boy... provide the evidence.

Flyer9753
Flyer9753

@dlee23 ROFLMFAO!!!!! You are so easy.... 


The Internet has been around a lot longer than dialup or ISP's.


Clearly you have no clue the history of the internet


Anyways.. it's been fun but I'm done wasting my time on someone who clearly has no clue about even the history they are looking up on google

dlee23
dlee23

Or can show evidence of being a part owner/major shareholder/integral employee of theworld.com.

Flyer9753
Flyer9753

@Posseofone : You are an idiot asshole?!?


Who knew?!?


Everyone who reads your comments....

Flyer9753
Flyer9753

@dlee23 Prove your claims.


What software were you using? Who was your unix shell provider? What was your dialup? What BBS's were you on???


You put that out there, so you first, put your money where YOUR mouth is.

fishingblues
fishingblues topcommenter

@Flyer9753 @dlee23


Damn fly, you are getting your flabby ass kicked all over the board.  

What a smug, arrogant, shit-stained little twit you are.

dlee23
dlee23

No shit, I made no claim otherwise. You are waffling.

Chickenshit exit... as I said you would dance for me and you did. I dont know how a pos like you lives with yourself... so fucking full of denial.

You asked me to put up first, impling you would reciprocate. .. as I said your word is shite. You haven't refuted a single damned thing I have posted and even if you managed to, me being human and all, you would still be sitting in the negative.

Good luck with your sad, quittin', no balls, life you apparently live. damn, trolls like you these days are wimps and cant take a few lashes without giving up.

Posseofone
Posseofone

Ummm, you look more stupid than normal flyer.

My dad always said, "when you realize you are digging yourself a hole, stop digging." You can't seem to unclutch that proverbial shovel, ever.

When you say, "done wasting my time" it translates to, "I just got my ass kicked."

Walter Mitty...that is classic.

Thanks for the entertainment, dlee23. Thanks for stopping by.

dlee23
dlee23

You have supposedly been around the net since pre 1989, intimated as many years of flame war experience and this is the best you can do.... fucking sad... you shame trolls everywhere. I had better come backs in 3rd grade.

dlee23
dlee23

i will give you a few tid bits... lets see how much better you can do.... if you are actually doing anything other than searching shit up on google and deluding yourself that it is real life. you're a damn walter mitty, anyone with two brain cells can see it.

but onto putting up...

elm

pine

gopher

netcom.com

Eagle's Nest

Magic Central BBS!

taboo topics bbs

collector's international

among many others

d**gg@netcom.com

full address available to a neutral party for verification.

hell, I could call lemmons right now and he would know exactly who I am... and more than likely vouch for what i have stated. he probably been responsible for a bunch of the press we have recd.

so your turn...

now that you have been baited, your move...

c'mon numb nuts what are you waiting for, what can you post that leads credence to any of the crap you are spewing here.

can anyone of note even verify who you are?

post again... dance some more for me puppet boy

dlee23
dlee23

you are most welcome, happy to oblige.

but damn, I havent roasted someone this badly in years.

I learned early on that when posting to the Internet, do not ever lie, fib or exaggerate and if you do and are caught admit It immediately so as to at least save some honor. thankfully since I have mostly followed the former, I have not had to deal with the latter too often... and if anyone didnt fuckup in this manner at least some point in their lives, they are most likely lying.... just better to get it over with earlier in life than later like flyerboy.

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