We perish because we know not… #TLENews
Guardian Liberty Voice, a Las Vegas-based online news and information platform, was exposed today in the release of private emails between management. In recent news, leaked emails brought on the resignation of Amy Pascal, co-chairman of Sony. In the Guardian Liberty Voice emails, both newly-appointed President Donna Martin and Vice President of Operations Carl Auer offered up letters of resignation amid questionable business practices. The news site, founded by DiMarko Chandler in 2012, claims to set itself apart from traditional news outlets with an editorial policy that rejects individual bias while offering up a wide variety of editorials spanning the political and philosophical spectrum. Guardian Liberty Voice provides its own “Writer’s Boot Camp” certifying aspiring citizen journalists and at the end of the course, a demanding final testing and evaluation is given.
In the leaked emails Martin sent to Chandler, she reveals that in a prior conversation, Auer stated that he would be quitting after the boot-campers graduate over increasing frustrations with company practices. She advised Auer to email her his resignation and than spent the day replaying the conversation in her head. After careful consideration, Martin decided to step down as well detailing case after case of questionable,and to the naked eye, possibly illegal business practices. Tired of being the company lightning rod any longer, Martin aired her grievances in the leaked correspondence. Promoted at the beginning of the year to president, Martin hoped to “propel this company to new heights” but inadvertently found that Chandler was “too busy coming up with one gimmick after another, such as the CASH System.”
Martin goes into further detail showing the faults with the current business structure and financial reporting system in place. When appointed president, Martin requested copies of all company records dating back to May 2014 as well as information as to how the company LLC was established. While acknowledging that she has been granted access to the online checking account, PayPal, and the “disaster you call the payroll program,” she has yet to receive three years of receipts, two years of bank transactions, all of the check registers, loan amounts, amortization schedules and much more. According to the emails, Chandler stated he would “box up” the receipts and ship to Martin but that has not occurred.
Martin further details how she is not given the check stock to track the company payables and alludes to the possibility of transactions being done behind her back. She stressed that the Internal Revenue Service could conduct a surprise audit and shut the doors on Guardian Liberty Voice and all its subsidiaries for failure to file yearly tax returns and issue 1099s in a timely manner. By Martin’s admission, the company has not filed a tax return since its inception February 2012 or mailed out 1099s to its writers and other sub-contractors.
Martin reveals, “While balancing totals for 1099s, I determined that Michael’s pay was grossly out of balance. While I calculated his pay from April 2014 forward, he was not paid the amount I submitted to Gricelda with the check totals. Instead, he was paid a substantial amount above the payroll total each month. When I questioned DiMarkco, he told me some of that money went to him and some of it went to Michael.
If DiMarkco wanted to take money out of the company, he should have written himself a check instead of hiding it under Michael’s name. I cannot issue a 1099 and expect Michael to pay taxes on money he did not earn or keep. Further, some of the checks issued to Michael had ones with a circle around them. I am sure this is code for something, but I do not know what that is, have not been told what it is and therefore, have no idea how to expense it properly. I have asked DiMarkco for verified totals of money paid to Michael, and while he assured me he would get the correct amount to me, I have not been given an accurate total.”
According to Martin, just as many personal transactions have gone through using the business account after review.
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