Wednesday, May 30, 2018

It Is Way Past Time For The VA To Cancel Tim Munshell's Lease To Ft. Howard VA Property but Not Take The Property From Veterans' Use


From a conversation I had with an employee of the VA public info office, I learned that if the current lease holder of Ft. Howard fails (he is failing) to produce development of the property, it goes to the General Services Administration. Then it will be given to a different entity than the VA. The government policy is, 'two strikes and you're out.'

This is not fair, because the VA signed leases with two separate individuals who never intended to do the work. Those two used, and are still using, their VA leases to con investors out of large sums of money. The VA did not sign leases with legitimate developers, therefore it is not right that we American veterans loose our use of our very valuable property.

Three-and-a-half weeks ago, I was driven to the entrance of the Fort Howard Veterans Affairs property. No security guards for the property were seen. The gate appeared to have a cheap lock on it. I was sickened by the sight of the old VA Hospital grounds rotting away - about a decade-and-a-half after the promised development of a veterans focused residential community was supposed to have begun. 

The person driving the car had been on the VA grounds about a week before that. The driver (we'll call them Sam) deeply desires to be a volunteer at the Ft. Howard VA helping veterans. On the VA property, Sam encountered a man who was staying there as security. A ridiculous excuse for the 24/7 security that Tim Munshell - who has the lease to the property - is legally bound to provide.

As Sam had walked onto the property, they heard a dog barking. Sam thought the dog may be stuck in one of the old empty buildings there, so they went looking to help it. It was a pit bull tied to the front of a small brick building, where the developer's office is. I had done photography work at numerous events in Ft. Howard Park, which splits and shares the North Point Peninsula with the VA. Most events held in the park are allowed to use the VA grounds for parking. Numerous times, this facilitated me seeing a little red light lit on a box on the brick building's front, which is to signal to people that a burglar alarm is on. Sam said the security identified themselves as an off duty police officer living there. Security said his name is Officer (?) Fink (?).

Before Fink knew Sam was there, Sam had calmed the noisy dog down and was rubbing its belly. When Fink came out to the scene, he became very angry; not only for Sam's trespassing, but also for petting his watch dog. Security has the authority to have trespassers arrested, and I know of nearly 60 arrests for trespassing that had occurred a year or more before Fink became security. Sam was not arrested, but Fink verbally tore into them. Then let Sam leave.

Having only one guard there is nearly no security at all.

Sam and I rode along the VA property's fence line. I looked into the VA where we could see through the massive overgrowth of trees and bushes. I saw enough to know that no construction work is being done on the VA property.

Everyone who has been on that property, in the past decade or so, sees that every building, but the one with a burglar alarm, has been severely vandalized. The worst being complete destruction by arson of three large, 1900-era, grand old houses that had stupendous views of the Chesapeake Bay. Munshell is responsible to restore those houses to their original form. 

Firefighters who extinguished those three fires - plus four other fires there - found that fire hydrants on the property did not work. Baltimore County hit Munshell with a $43,800.00 fine for that and not maintaining a 24/7 fire watch. The fine probably remains unpaid. Munshell was also court ordered to repair the fire hydrant system, but I doubt he has.

I have proven that both Munshell and the first fake developer who held the lease to Ft Howard - International Super Scammer John David Infantino - would never begin construction on the project. Proven by my investigative research, writings and photography, which is well over a thousand hours of hard work.

A VA official once emailed me saying that I "have it all wrong," concerning the fiasco of the Ft Howard development project. I am the only one in the world who has it all right. My published writings and photography prove that.

Do a blog search on here for Fort Howard to access the bulk of my writings about it. The search box is up in the left corner.


Photography by David Robert Crews
{a.k.a. ursusdave}


Friday, December 22, 2017

Ft. Howard VA Development Scams Not Only a Federal Issue

I realize Fort Howard VAMC property development is mostly a federal issue, but the two individual con men - John David Infantino - Timothy Stewart Munshell - cheated and lied to many people on many levels. Some of their debt to investors whom they ripped off is in the state records. These are just the amounts owed by Ft Howard 'developers' to the few who have taken them to court in Maryland:

$100,000.00
$357,370.43
$746,895.86
$604,497.40

Equals= $1,808,793.69 in losses by Maryland companies who mistook the Ft. Howard scammers to be actual developers. This is only what we can find on the Maryland court case website, there must be debts not registered in Maryland courts and then it is the same for at least 30-40 other jurisdictions world wide. 

Then there are unpaid fines against them, which I do not know how to locate the records of.  

Here are 4 settlements owed to some who thought Ft Howard development was worth investing in:

Case Number: 03C15005904
Judgment Entered Date: 02/03/2017
Status Date: 11/08/2017
Status: ASSIGNED
Amount: $100,000.00
Book Page:
For:
Far Hydrant L L C
Client Services L L C
Against:
Ft Howard Development L L C
Judgment Comments: subject to the terms of the parties agreement as read into the records Case 

Case Number: 03C15012025
Judgment Entered Date: 03/17/2017
Status Date: 11/08/2017
Status: ASSIGNED
Amount: $357,370.43
Book Page:
For:
Far Hydrant L L C
Smith Gildea & Schmidt L L C
Against:
Ft Howard Development L L C
Judgment Comments: Plus interest and cost

Case Number: 03C12006447
County: BALTIMORE COUNTY
Judgment Entered Date: 11/15/2013
Amount: $68,950.00
Book Page:
For:
B & R Construction Services L L C
Against:
Ft Howard Management Services L L C
Judgment Comments: plus costs and post-Judgment interest at the legal rate

Case Number: 24C09005473
County: BALTIMORE CITY
Judgment Entered Date: 12/15/2011
Amount: $746,895.86
Book Page:
For:
Kann And Associates Inc
Against:
Federal Developement LLC
Fort Howard Senior Housing Associates, LLC
Federal El Paso Associates LLC
Judgment Comments: jointly and severally

Case Number: 24C09007222
County: BALTIMORE CITY
Judgment Entered Date: 11/16/2009
Amount: $604,497.40
Book Page:
For:
STV Incorporated
Against:
Federal Development, LLC
Judgment Comments: plus any pre-judgment interest, post-judgment interest, court costs, attorneys' fees to the extent not already included.

John Infantino International Conman Must Be Stopped & Punished

John Infantino held the lease to Ft. Howard VAMC property - sacred grounds he had promised to develop into a veterans community. He never possesses what is required to do that work. His only intentions and actions towards completing the project were to use its lease as leverage to pry loose 'investment' monies from where ever he could. Had John done what he said he would, there'd be a nice little veterans based community thriving on Fort Howard VA grounds. 

Infantino has scammed many people in many places - all around the world. He continues to do so with his humongous Grande Invest scam. Nothing on those extensive & expertly created web pages is real. Except where to deliver multi-millions-of-dollars of 'investment' capital into his control, which the investors will never see a penny of again.

I have over a thousand hours of research, investigation, writing and publishing online laying out the facts of John Infantino being an International Super Scammer. As I shared the facts online, I have repeatedly contacted the Department of Veterans Affairs, federal, state & local elected officials, media all over the globe - in places where Infantino runs scams, I have contacted two foreign embassies and went to the Chinese Embassy in D.C. - Infantino's Grande Org is based out of China, but none do anything about him. He knows full well that China publicly executes certain criminals, and Infantino's cheating some Chinese on such multi-million dollar fake projects - as John uses in his scams - might be enough to get him shot by a firing squad.

I do not know what I am going to do next about this, but I am not giving up until everyone concerned admits that Infantino has conned many - anyone can be conned - and John David Infantino is punished with penitentiary time for as long as he can be held in every community he has ever screwed up - by his scams.


$1,000.00 to anyone who proves me wrong.

See some of my proof is on this blog at:

http://davidrobertcrews.blogspot.com/search?q=infantino
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Ft. Howard VAMC Development Not Going to Happen

Ft. Howard VAMC property development is not going to happen - while Tim Munshell holds the lease. Department of Veterans Affairs must admit they have been conned by Tim Munshell's proposed development of the Fort Howard VA. Munshell never possesses what is required to do the work. He just uses his lease on the property to try leveraging 'investment' monies from where he might - but he never has secured any real funding and is currently hiding out someplace without any substantial working funds to his name.

$1,000.00 to anyone who proves me wrong.

See some of my proof on this blog: http://davidrobertcrews.blogspot.com/search?q=munshell
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Saturday, December 16, 2017

Could Have Easily Draft Dodged Over Into Canada

My official notice to go take pre-induction tests for the Army came during the summer of 1969. I knew that some American men were avoiding the draft by going to Canada. I do not hold it against them for going, considering how our society was all screwed up over the Vietnam War. Since then, some men who got us into the war have said it was not right. I do, though, object to the draft dodgers having been allowed back into our country. I was 19-yrs-old in '69, and Canada was 35 miles from where I was working as a Bear Hunting Guide, in the Patten, Maine area - at my Korean War Vet Uncle's Katahdin Lodge. My Uncle Finley Kenneth Clarke won a Silver Star and a Bronze Star for his actions in combat.
Every Friday, I drove one of the Lodge's trucks to the end of I 95 North, and as I drove onto the last exit in the USA, I could see the border crossing station a short distance away. My task was to pick up bear bait - 55 gallon drums full of slaughterhouse leftovers - at a meat processing plant there on the edge of Houlton, Me.. I could have parked the truck there and walked to Canada in 5 minutes. Anytime I drove out of the Lodge's driveway by myself, I could have been to the border in an easy 40 minutes. 
I chose not to do that, because I could not leave my family & friends, deeply wounding some and angering most, and to leave my country. I thought of all those guys in my age group who were in and going to be in the US Military - many drafted against their will. The thousands of other guys at the Baltimore Civic Center Rolling Stones Shows and other Rock concerts I attended, how much great fun we had, the other teens on the boardwalk of Ocean City, all the guys and girls from all the high schools I'd shared laughs and great times with. I could not turn my back on all those whom I cared so deeply for by going to Canada. I stand by that - thoroughly thought out in 1969 - decision today.
I would have had an easy time getting work in Canada, back then. I was good & honest at - and enjoyed the challenges and accomplishments of - working well with shovels, rakes, brooms, lawnmowers, weed trimmers, firearm safety & uses, people of many types, showing out of towners good times where I lived & worked, I was good at handling a farm tractor - learning to handle it first when I moved snow off the Lodge's driveway for over 36-hrs out in a blizzard (only a few 15-min breaks), I was way above average at driving trucks and cars on every kind of paved or unpaved road - especially in rough weather, all done with a solid dose of humor, rarely over the edge of safe living. And I was wanting to learn more and experience more in life 
 I split a lot of wood and loved it. 

My Uncle Finley is looking at the camera, I am facing away from it. The other 2 men are from the Lodge's paying guests (bear hunters) who are enjoying being out of their city and volunteering to help clean up after I split and stacked 19 cord of wood during the previous 2 weeks. 
In the background, that is my favorite vehicle to drive of all times. A '68 Chevy truck with a straight six, 290 cu in motor, 4 speed shifter on the floor with a granny gear (1st gear is very slow and high torque for heavy loads), and all around all season snow/mud tires on heavy duty rims. 
Gary Glidden (top notch Maine Guide), Finley and I did the bear tracking, then skinned what we retrieved from the North Maine Woods. That Bear Season of 1969, our Katahdin Lodge hunters killed over 50% of the bears taken in Maine. I was the youngest and by far the least experienced of the Lodge's 3 guides, but I was key to the highly successful season - including how much fun everyone had at the Lodge. The backwoods/out in the country farmland humor endemic amongst the Mainers was flyin', flipin', wonderful. 
My Aunt Marty had local Maine women working with her in the Lodge's kitchen and on housekeeping. It was all good by them. Marty is on the left, can't recall the next gal's name, then there is Gary's wife Cathy - making funny faces - they did not believe my camera was taking photos because I wasn't using a flash - that is Chuck the local Air Base stationed Airman friend of Fin & Marty's, and I think that other woman was Chuck's fiancee. We all had great times at that table with many other peoples - eating, drinking, talking, laughing, playing Cribbage and other card games but no gambling, Yatzee was popular, etc.. 

 I was a suburban raised boy who got right into snowshoeing out in the woods.

Five of us caught those trout. did not get to fish much in Maine and wanted to do it a lot more and eat the fish, too. At the Lodge, we ate those fish, and all winter we ate a lot of venison, but not when paying guests were there because it was against the law to use wild game meat for commercial cooking.



I was good at snowmobile riding, too.

 At a Patten, Me. birthday party. That's me second from the left, and right in with them country women I love so much.


My family from Maryland visiting us at the Lodge. Left to rt - my mother, me, dad, sister Jeanmarie, Uncle Finley's wife Aunt Martha.



That is me on the left, next to my work partner Gary Glidden (top notch Maine Guide), with bears our paying hunters had harvested. There are a lot of hunting lodges in Canada, but I would not have tried for employment at any. The type of Americans who went hunting there were the kind of people who were against war protesters and draft dodgers, and completely supportive of - and sometimes veterans of - American Military Personnel. 

Besides, I have always wanted to guide groups of people who include ladies my age - on outdoors adventures based upon camping, canoeing, swimming, wading - (as a teen, I had completed 5 levels of Red Cross Swimming and Safety Courses), hiking, photography (I was trained in and worked as a photographer in the Army), snowmobiling, dirt biking, 4-wheel driving, etc., out in the wonderful woodlands where the air is clean and clear night skies are infinitely deep with bright stars & glowing planets.

Monday, June 19, 2017

Infantino's GrandeInvest website's About Page is Garbage

On - International Super Scammer - John David Infantino's GrandeInvest website's About page, down near the bottom and under the title "About GrandeInvest & The Grande Organization," is a very well written, promotional pile of garbage. You have to see it to understand how adeptly Infantino lies.

Below that are the terms of use, the small print, where John D. Infantino is way ahead of his Grande investors/scam victims. Whom Infantino will never pay back any money to. He lays it out that none of their international investments are protected by The Securities and Exchange Commission or any rules or laws at all, and the investors should be able to withstand the loss of their Grande investments and remain being wealthy.

At the very bottom of the page, you will see that Infantino has 27 names for all the (fake) development projects Grande has going. Not a one does he actually have going. It is all lies and deceit.

  https://grandeinvest.com/about
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Photos of John David Infantino on Grande Scam Websites

On John David Infantino's Grande websites, there are many photographs, but I only found two photos there that have him in them. I point these out to help prove that he is the person working those Grande scams. Infantino does not have his last name on any of those websites, but does have it as "Vice Chairman John David" in at least one place. 

He does not use his last name due to the fact that, for years, online, I have posted many times that all you have to do is web search "John Infantino" to see that what I post about him is true. Though it would require a massive organization to handle all those properties - all around the world - that the Grande Organization web pages claim to be working on, and Infantino talks about his team on the Grande pages, John D. Infantino is the only man in that org.

Then there is a brownish-blonde haired woman identified as Alexia Budko, who is listed as "Vice President Global Investments" for Grande, and is seen in 5 of the 6 photos on the web page linked to on here. Alexia's body language tells a lot about her, with her looking less like a business executive and more like a trade show product display hostess who hands out brochures. I believe: she is Infantino's manipulated pawn for scams; the young lady is only doing her best to survive; is very, very much afraid of what might happen to her if punished for the crimes she is committing with Infantino; and Alexia's facial features, clothing style and name appears to be Russian/East European.

Below is a link to one of the Grande web pages with Infantino seen in photos. He is the one on the right in the top photo, and the one on the left in the bottom photo on the linked to page.

http://news.grandeinvest.com/the-grande-organization-targets-high-net-worth-individuals-at-invitation-only-exclusive-real-estate-show-lps-beijing-2016/
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Wednesday, March 29, 2017

Fort Howard Timothy Munshell Court Info Update - He Owes A Lot

Tim Munshell still holds the lease to the Department of Veterans Affairs Medical Center property in Ft. Howard, Baltimore County, Maryland. He has recently lost two lawsuits, plus a lost case from 11/15/2013, along with one from 2014. That is four - known - unpaid debts pertaining to Ft. Howard and resulting from Munshell not having what it takes to do the development project promised & legally agreed to for the property. Court records indicate he has not satisfied any of these debts, and has been ordered to pay:

$68,950.00 to B & R Construction Services L L C
$100,000.00 to Client Services L L C
$357,370.43 to Smith Gildea & Schmidt L L C

Then there is a Munshell lost lawsuit of $3,725 to Clark & Anderson, PA - but on December 24, 2014 Munshell legally declared himself unable to pay his debts.

From the Maryland Judiciary Judgments and Liens Search website:


Original Judgment
Case Number: 03C15012025
County: BALTIMORE COUNTY
Judgment Entered Date: 03/17/2017
Amount: $357,370.43
For: Smith Gildea & Schmidt L L C
Against:  Ft Howard Development L L C (Ft Howard Development L L C is Timothy S. Munshell)
Judgment Comments: Plus interest and cost

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Original Judgment
Case Number: 03C15005904
County: BALTIMORE COUNTY
Judgment Entered Date: 02/03/2017
Amount: $100,000.00
For: Client Services L L C
Against:  Ft Howard Development L L C

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Original Judgment
Case Number: 03C12006447
County: BALTIMORE COUNTY
Judgment Entered Date: 11/15/2013
Amount: $68,950.00
For: B & R Construction Services L L C
Against:  Ft Howard Management Services L L C (Ft Howard Management Services L L C is Timothy Stewart Munshell)
Judgment Comments: plus costs and post-Judgment interest at the legal rate

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That sure is a lot to owe by a person who on 12/24/2014 declared to the court to be penniless - "no funds held." From the Maryland Judiciary Case Search website:

Court System: DISTRICT COURT FOR MONTGOMERY COUNTY - CIVIL SYSTEM
Case Number: 060200001432014 Claim Type: CONTRACT
District/Location Codes: 06 / 02 Filing Date: 01/14/2014 Case Status: ACTIVE

Complaint No: 001(CLARK & ADNERSON, PA) Vs: (FT HOWARD DEVELOPMENT, LLC )
Type: REGULAR CLAIM
Complaint Status: JUDGMENT IN FAVOR OF PLAINTIFF ENTERED
Status Date: 07/31/2014  Filing Date: 01/14/2014
Amount $3,725  Last Activity Date: 12/30/2014

Type: NOTICE SENT Complaint No.:001
Date: 12/08/2014 Comment: NOTICE OF WRIT OF PROPERTY GARNISHMENT (RSA)-U2

Type: CONFESSION OF ASSETS RECEIVED Complaint No.:001
Date: 12/24/2014 Comment: CONFESSION OF ASSETS RECEIVED FROM R/P NUM: 001

Type: COMMENT Complaint No.:001
Date: 12/24/2014 Comment: NO FUNDS HELD

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On top of all that, the following lawsuit against Munshell is still ongoing.

From the Maryland Judiciary Case Search website:

Court System: Circuit Court for Baltimore County - Civil System
Case Number: 03C15009165
Title: Thoericht, et al vs Ft Howard Development L L C, et al
Case Type: Other Tort Filing Date:08/25/2015
Case Status: Open/Active

Court Scheduling Information: (This reveals that the case has been put forward several times.)

Event Type: Civil Mediation Notice Date:
Event Date: 04/29/2016 Event Time:09:30 AM
Result: Cancelled/Vacated Result Date:12/27/2016

Event Type: Settlement Conference Notice Date:
Event Date: 05/17/2016 Event Time:01:30 PM
Result: Postponed Result Date:05/09/2016

Event Type: Settlement Conference Notice Date:
Event Date: 01/04/2017 Event Time:10:30 AM
Result: Postponed Result Date: 12/28/2016

Event Type: Settlement Conference Notice Date:01/17/2017
Event Date: 02/09/2017 Event Time:10:30 AM
Result: Cancelled/Vacated Result Date: 02/09/2017

Event Type: Civil Non-Jury Trial Notice Date: 02/09/2017

Event Date: 04/07/2017  Event Time: 09:30 AM
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Sunday, February 26, 2017

May 2016 Drone Video of Ft Howard VAMC & County Park

Excellent, drone video of what we - who love Ft. Howard - are working and fighting to preserve for American Military Veterans. The May 2016 video shows most of the Fort Howard, Maryland, United States Department of Veterans Affairs Medical Center Property, along with Baltimore County Fort Howard Park next to it. The VA property's abandoned appearance shows on the buildings. You can see most of the horrifying arson damages. A few healthy Osprey, too. The park's, concrete, former U.S. Army Coastal Artillery fortifications are featured, also. 

You will see: straight down the Chesapeake Bay to the Bay Bridge; out onto the Patapsco River; Anne Arundel County shoreline; briefly, the Key Bridge; the Ft. Howard civilian neighborhood; and a horizon view of Sparrows Point - where the steel mills were and Tradepoint Atlantic is redeveloping the area. The video being shot in springtime, trees are full of life.

Watch it in HD. The Youtube video is named "Return to Fort Howard" by Dirty Bird.