January 6, 2011, - 5:12 pm
As you may have heard, the HAMAS front group and unindicted terrorism co-conspirator in the Holy Land Foundation case, the CAIR Action Network, is suing me over my registration–on behalf of a client–of the name CAIR-Michigan, Inc., CAIR-Michigan, Inc., and several assumed names. I won’t say much more for legal reasons.
However, CAIR-Michigan has not been a registered entity for several years in Michigan, until I, at the request of a client, registered it in April of 2010. The name was abandoned, despite several notices from the State of Michigan. Since that time, the people who once used the name, CAIR-Michigan, actively abandoned the name by refusing to file the required annual corporate reports and by filing a name change with the State of Michigan. At that time, they also filed at least five years of apparently phony annual reports, several of them dated and signed by Dawud Walid a/k/a Delano Anthony Willis, Jr., in August 2010, even though he was not an official for the non-existent organization for most of the dates for which the reports had been filed. In fact, when I registered the name, CAIR-Michigan, Inc., the people fraudulently using that name had not filed an annual report since 2001, nine years earlier.
These people might have some serious problems with the Michigan Attorney General, which requires all non-profit organizations raising money in the State of Michigan to file as non-profits with the Michigan Attorney General’s office and certify as a corporation in good standing. But for more than five years, there was no CAIR-Michigan, and it appears the group may have filed false information with that office and fraudulently raised money in the State of Michigan or may not have filed that information at all.
While I used this site to announce the formation of CAIR-Michigan, Inc., I’ve made clear that I was only reporting the news and that CAIR-Michigan, Inc. is a separate organization. As an attorney, my law office filed for the name on behalf of a client.
However, since the CAIR Action Network is suing me personally, my law firm, and this website, it is clear that this is all about–and ONLY about–silencing me and my First Amendment speech rights and harming my law practice, and I will have to fight this on my own behalf. This is clearly a SLAPP–a Strategic Lawsuit Against Public Participation. I look forward to defending myself and fighting this in court. If you would like to support my work and legal defense, please donate using the button on the upper left hand of this site. I want to make clear that this money is for me and my own defense, specifically, and NOT for CAIR-Michigan, Inc., since CAIR is making false allegations against me, claiming otherwise.
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