Adam Kokesh Commits Fraud on Camera, Emails

Below are the last email exchanges I had with Adam Kokesh. Things in {brackets} have been removed for privacy. It is clear from this exchange that 1) he owes me $450 in bitcoin (31.6 BTC) as of January 11th, and 2) he came up with the number $450 himself.

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From: Derrick J AVTM <derrick@adamvstheman.com>

Date: Fri, Jan 11, 2013 at 1:38 PM

Subject: Re: Compensation

To: Adam Kokesh <adam.kokesh@gmail.com>

Oh and please let me know which method you choose so that I know to check for it. Thanks again. Peace.

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On Jan 11, 2013, at 1:18 PM, Derrick J AVTM <derrick@adamvstheman.com> wrote:

Thank you 🙂  Payment method is your choice. My preference is Bitcoin.

My current mailing address is:

Mr. Derrick J Freeman

{Mailing address removed}

Of course, promoting alternatives to the Federal Reserve with each transaction is awesome, so Bitcoin is my preferred method of payment, but I accept all.

My BTC address is: 1LWbam6HqFWzo2sYHzhbJwiMTkk6Win17d

 

Yours in liberty,

Derrick J. Freeman

202.489.9284

PS: Do you use PGP encryption? If so, here’s my public PGP Key for my derrickjfreeman@gmail.com address, in case you ever want to communicate more privately in the future.

{PGP key removed}

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On Jan 11, 2013, at 1:10 PM, Adam Kokesh <adam.kokesh@gmail.com> wrote:

I think you’re worth a lot more than that, but I failed to capitalize it fully while you were here! Address? Or would you like the $450 converted to bitcoins?

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On Fri, Jan 11, 2013 at 7:23 AM, Derrick J AVTM <derrick@adamvstheman.com> wrote:

I proposed $950 because I think I’m worth it.

If $450 is your max, I’ll take it.

 

Yours in liberty,

Derrick J. Freeman

202.489.9284

derrick@adamvstheman.com

ADAM VS THE MAN Newscast Producer

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On Jan 11, 2013, at 12:58 AM, Adam Kokesh <adam.kokesh@gmail.com> wrote:

Based on your actual commission numbers, $450 is already high. But I might have a legit salaried position available for you involved with the podcast if you can commit to 8 mos and tolerate being tied to Herndon again!

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On Thu, Jan 10, 2013 at 7:22 PM, Derrick J AVTM <derrick@adamvstheman.com> wrote:

$450 is a nice offer, but it seems a little low. Can you do $950?

Derrick J. Freeman

202.489.9284

 

On Jan 10, 2013, at 5:13 PM, Adam Kokesh <adam.kokesh@gmail.com> wrote:

So somewhere between $210 and $1340? We never mentioned an hourly rate. I meant an estimate of the value of 2 bitcoins, plus your projected commissions, simple as that! How about I send you a check for $450 and we call it even?

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On Thu, Jan 10, 2013 at 10:27 AM, Derrick J AVTM <derrick@adamvstheman.com> wrote:

Hey Adam,

Thanks for getting back to me on my emails from last week.

In your email, you say you are “happy to go by an estimate from prior times and round up.” If what you meant by “propose your accounting for what would close out our agreement,” was, “Provide for me (Adam) an estimate of the total value of your work for which you have not yet been paid,” then I would estimate that figure to be $1,340. (Calculations are below.)

Bitcoin is my highly preferred method of payment. It’s instant, secure, and private. If you don’t have bitcoin, PayPal is next preferred because at least it’s (relatively) instant (3 business days to turn into cash). A personal check would be acceptable as payment, but I would like some extra compensation for the inconvenience of the waiting period, since my compensation will be a week late as of tomorrow, and with the mail and banks processing periods, I won’t see the money for another week at least.

I have made these calculations as clear as possible. I prefer Option #1. I am being rather generous in estimating my value at the minimum wage level and at estimating the room rental at $600 a month. I also worked for more than 12 hours on some days, even verging on 18-hour days on occasion. Because of my tireless efforts, quality work, and consistently positive attitude, payment based on Option #2 would be deeply insulting, to be open and honest with you. If I have made any errors, please let me know.

Yours in liberty,

Derrick J. Freeman

202.489.9284

PS: As of my writing of this email Thursday morning (Jan 10th), I have not yet received the 2 bitcoin payment for cohosting / producing the evenings of December 17th and 18th. Of course, these should be added to the total.

 

Maths:

 

COMPENSATION CALCULATION #1 – Calculating earnings hourly at minimum wage and set rent at $600 / mo

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* Generously calling that one-room rental a $600/mo rental.  (based on recent craigslist ad for something comparable: http://washingtondc.craigslist.org/nva/roo/3535677262.html)

* Putting pay at minimum wage of $8/hr

 

Nov 4 – Dec 4 : Working 12-hour days (8:30am to 8:30pm) on weekdays and 0 hours on weekends yields 240 hours worked in a month

(240 hours) * (8 dollars)  =  $1,920 gross pay for month (Nov 4 – Dec 4) of work.

$1,920 minus $600 (room rental for one month)   =   $1,320 net pay

Dec 5 – Dec 18: Working 4-hour days on weekdays and 0 hours on weekends yields 40 hours worked in 2 weeks.

(40 hours) * (8 dollars) =  $320 gross pay for last 2 weeks (Dec 5 – Dec 18) of work.

$320 minus $300 (room rental for 2 weeks) =  $20 net for 2 weeks of work

$1,320 plus $20 = $1,340

Total owed to me = $1,340, or 96.3 bitcoins

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OR

 

COMPENSATION CALCULATION #2 – Calculating this month’s earnings based on growth from last month’s (Oct 4 – Nov 4) payment of $80 and leave rent variable.

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* Making rent a variable cost.

* Assumes a payment growth of 150% from last month

* Paid $80 for last month of work

 

150% * $80 = $120 for month of work (Nov 4 – Dec 4)

Nov 4 – Dec 4 : Working 12-hour days (8:30am to 8:30pm) on weekdays and 0 hours on weekends yields 240 hours worked in a month

The hourly rate for this pay equals $0.50 an hour.

Assuming that the money I am not paid went toward rent, that means rent costs $1,800 a month, or 1600% of my take-home pay.

150% * ($120) = $180

$180 / 2 (only 2 weeks of work, not a month) = $90

$120 + $90 = $210

 

Total owed to me = $210, or 15 bitcoins

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On Jan 10, 2013, at 4:48 AM, Adam Kokesh <adam.kokesh@gmail.com> wrote:

Sorry for the delayed response. My bad about the last two coins. Thought you got those. I’m happy to go by an estimate from prior times and round up, but I don’t have the bitcoin and would have to mail a check. Would that be ok? We can talk this weekend if necessary, but if you want to propose your accounting for what would close out our agreement, please provide a slightly more detailed breakdown, and I’ll get a check in the mail ASAP.

In liberty,

Adam

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On Sun, Jan 6, 2013 at 11:14 AM, Derrick J AVTM <derrick@adamvstheman.com> wrote:

Hey Adam,

I hope you are having a terrific weekend.

This is just a friendly reminder that payment for services rendered is important to me. If you aren’t able to pay me right away, can you please respond to one of these emails so that I know your received them?

Thanks,

Derrick J. Freeman

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On Jan 5, 2013, at 10:04 AM, Derrick J Freeman <derrickjfreeman@gmail.com> wrote:

Hey Adam,

January 4th came and went. I hope all is well for you. This is just a friendly reminder that I am looking for a response to my email from Thursday (and payment). Thank you.

Yours in liberty,

Derrick J Freeman

DerrickJFreeman@gmail.com

DerrickJFreeman.com

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On Jan 3, 2013, at 12:02 PM, Derrick J Freeman <derrickjfreeman@gmail.com> wrote:

Hey Adam!

I hope you had a wonderful Christmas/New Year’s break. I know I got a lot of much-needed rest and am looking forward to another productive year.

2 things regarding $:

1) I just checked my Bitcoin wallet and found that I have not yet received the last 2 BTC as payment. (for cohosting / mixing boards). My bitcoin address is at the bottom of this email.

2) Tomorrow is the 4th of the month. (Month #2 revenue is due). I wrote for approximately 3 months of the show. My payment is calculated after each episode had aired for at least one month. January 4th would be the “maturity date” of episodes between Nov 4 – Dec 4. I accept Paypal, but Bitcoin is preferred. (This leaves Dec. 4-Dec 25th as the last payment which has not yet been delivered. It’s okay with me if you want to combine these.)

I don’t have the official calculations in front of me, but based on last month’s payment, I’m estimating that the total remaining amount which I am owed from AVTM is approximately 15 bitcoins. Maybe you can confirm if this is accurate or not, and then send me payment.

Thanks! It was fun working with you! Let me know if this is all good!

PayPal address: DerrickJFreeman@gmail.com

Bitcoin address:  1LWbam6HqFWzo2sYHzhbJwiMTkk6Win17d

Yours in liberty,

Derrick J Freeman

DerrickJFreeman@gmail.com

DerrickJFreeman.com

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