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« on: February 27, 2014, 05:35:34 PM »

GREEK AMERICAN PIMPS, Charity Corrupted By Politics, Lobbies & Criminal Enterprises

I am always a little suspect of muckraking books like this.  Assuming that the book is as well documented as some reviewers note, this is a serious indictment against Greek charities in the U.S.  It appears that some use the Orthodox Church itself as a cover for embezzling money, or other criminal activity. 

Has it reached a critical mass in the US?
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« Reply #1 on: February 28, 2014, 02:54:06 AM »

What is the background of the author?  Internet searches have listed him as a plaintiff in a number of libel/slander lawsuits.
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« Reply #2 on: February 28, 2014, 12:29:10 PM »

He grew up as a Greek Orthodox communicant who, over the years, saw corruption in the Greek community and wanted to expose it.

NFTU Radio Interview of Mitch Fatouros

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« Reply #3 on: May 18, 2014, 02:42:29 AM »

Greetings Brothers.

A couple of comments about what you wrote.  Just to clarify, the lawsuit you are speaking about was filed by me.  It was not about attacking my book, but about attacking me personally.

As for the research on the book, below are my sources, also noted at the end of the book.  As you may understand, being accused is a concern and that is why I have included my sources.  So far, nobody has taken me to task.

Otherwise, thank you for mentioning my book.

Mitch

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1 Caranica v. Nagle, 28 F. 2d 955 (9th Cir., 1928), Caranica v. Nagle, 23 F. 2d 545 (9th Cir., 1928); Caranica v. Nagle, 277 US 589 (1928)
2 Nuzhet Kandemir, Turkey-Greece Relations, Fordham International Law Journal, Vol. 19, Issue 5 1995
3 Under the Eagle's Claw: Exceptionalism in Postwar U.S.-Greek Relations, Jon V. Kofas, 2003
4 http://www.americanforeignrelations.com/O-W/
Special-Interest-Lobbies-Ethnic-lobbies.html
5 http://www.helleniccomserve.com/fyromlomis.html, FYROM Must Join Greece in Name Compromise: No Historical Basis for 'Republic of Macedonia' by Dr. Dean Lomis
6 http://www.athensnews.gr/issue/13458/46634
7 http://www.gossip-tv.gr/showbiz/story/4079/
prostimo-gia-katapatese-ston-tom-hanks
8 http://www.post-gazette.com/stories/local/state/
fumo-powerhouse-of-pa-dems-guilty-334158/
9 http://www.ag.ny.gov/press-release/attorney-general-cuomo-charges-pedro-espada-jr-and-19-executives-looting-his-bronx-not
10 Coliniatis v. Dimas, 965 F. Supp. 511 - Dist. Court, (SDNY 1997)
11 Regan v. Taxation with Representation of Wash., 461 U.S. 540 (1983)
12 Schedule D, page 3, AHI 990 Statement for 2010.
13 www.ahiworld.com/pdfs/larigakisbio.pdf
14 Schedule L of the Return, where Larigakis's name has been spelled as LARAGAKIS.
15 http://www.ahiworld.com/legislation/action-alerts/2011/
1486-hr2597-contact-your-representative-today.html
16 http://disclosures.house.gov/lc/lcxmlrelease/2008/MM/700058738.xml
17 http://www.saeusa.org/content/view/57/64/lang,en
18 http://images.nictusa.com/cgi-bin/fecimg/?_24038622198+0
19 http://www.ahiworld.com/press_releases/111204.html
20 http://images.nictusa.com/pdf/943/12330003943/12330003943.pdf#navpanes=0
21 (http://www.ahiworld.com/media-center/capital-report/2011/
1501-turkish-americans-screen-documentary-about-cyprus.html)
22 (http://www.ahiworld.org/affiliated-organizations.html)
23 The Pittsburgh Press, Reagan Aide Suspected of Lobbying for Greek Junta by Jack Anderson, October 25, 1980
24 www.huffingtonpost.com/2012/01/27/
intelligence-study-links-prejudice_n_1237796.html
25 http://www.foxnews.com/health/2011/09/18/
us-drug-related-deaths-outnumber-traffic-fatalities/
26 http://www.edwardjayepstein.com/agency/prologue.htm
27 http://www.edwardjayepstein.com/agency/chap3.htm and chap24.html
28 http://www.edwardjayepstein.com/agency/chap20.htm
29 Lakeland Ledger - May 4, 1972, Sanford J. Ungar "Hoover's Successor?"
30 Sarasota Journal - Dec 24, 1969, AP article, pg 2
31 http://www.nytimes.com/2012/05/06/opinion/sunday/
these-islands-arent-just-a-shelter-from-taxes.html
32 http://www.thenationalherald.com/blogs/post/1002
33 August 24, 2011, http://www.enet.gr/?i=news.el.article&id=304010
34 http://ahiworld.com/media-center/press-releases/2012/
1627-ahi-prepares-for-annual-trip-to-greece-cyprus-and-israel.html
35 http://www.express.gr/news/apeoz_%28lanthasmenaoz_arxeia%29/
608226oz_20120530608226.php3
36 http://www.athensnews.gr/old_issue/12741/1519
Andrew Allenes on solid ground, Kathryn Lukey-Coutsocostas, September 2, 2000
37 http://articles.chicagotribune.com/2010-09-29/news/
ct-met-quinn-appointments-donations-20100929_1_pat-quinn-campaign-donations-post-blagojevich-era
38 http://www.saeusa.org/images/stories/pdf/
News_from_SAE_USA_Region_03082009_En.pdf
39 http://news.pseka.net/index.php?module=article&id=10010
40 The National Herald Weekly, April 4, 2009, Evan C. Lambrou, AHEPA Steamed About White House GID. Published in the English version, weekly publication of the Greek-American daily with the same name.
41 http://www.ethnos.gr/article.asp?catid=22767&subid=2&pubid=2974774
42 New Trends in Turkish Foreign Affairs: Bridges and Boundaries, Salomon Ruysdael, iUniverse 2002, pg 303
43 http://panagiasoumela.org/about-us/
44 http://panagiasoumela.org/board-of-directors/
45 http://www.hermesexpo.com/
index.php?option=com_content&view=article&id=100&Itemid=133
46 http://www.greeknewsonline.com/?p=18330
47 http://news.kathimerini.gr/4dcgi/_w_articles_politics_1_13/06/2010_404417
48 http://parisis.files.wordpress.com/2010/06/
hanc-letter-to-elliniko-koinovoulio.pdf
49 http://www.hellenicnews.com/index.php/component/content/article/39-news/97-hanc-executive-board-meeting-at-crown-plaza-hotel-in-new-york-draws-the-attention-of-all-member-presidents-of-the-hellenic-federations
50 http://youtu.be/QL1P7UatSoM
51 http://www.nytimes.com/2011/06/07/education/07charter.html?pagewanted=all
52 http://www.hellenicrelief.org/en/about-us.html
53 Money problems roil Greek group, April 17, 2012 By Andy Grimm, Chicago Tribune http://articles.chicagotribune.com/2012-04-17/news/ct-met-greek-parade-intrigue-20120409_1_greek-group-greek-independence-day-parade-greektown
54 http://www.athena.agrino.org/research_studies/2003_2004/
MARIA_DOLOMA.pdf, http://www.athena.agrino.org/research_studies/
2003_2004/ANASTASIOS_BASILIOS_CHRISTAKOS.pdf
55 Pappas v. Greek Orthodox Archdiocese, 128 S.Ct. 86 (2007), cert. denied.
56 Minersville School District v. Gobitis, 310 U.S. 586 (1940)
57 West Virginia State Board of Education v. Barnette, 319 U.S. 624 (1943)
58 orthodoxhistory.org/tag/george-phillies/
59 www.holytrinitymission.org/books/english/
orthodox_church_america_fitzgerald.htm
60 St. Nicholas Cathedral v. Kreshik, 7 NY 2d 191 (1959)
61 Kedroff v. Saint Nicholas Cathedral of Russian Orthodox Church of North America, 344 US 94 (1952)
62 Kreshik v. Saint Nicholas Cathedral of Russian Orthodox Church of North America, 363 US 190 (1960)
63 Alexis Alexandris The historic context of Greek American relations 1923-1987, Athens 1988, page 131
64 Kedroff v. Saint Nicholas Cathedral of Russian Orthodox Church of North America, 344 US 94 (1952)
65 http://www.groca.org/?p=1493
66 New Trends in Turkish Foreign Affairs: Bridges and Boundaries, Salomon Ruysdael, iUniverse 2002, pg 303
67 http://hellenicleaders.com/blog/gregory-pappas-loyalty-another-reason-why-greece-matters/
68 http://www.greekamerica.org/about-us
69 The National Herald Weekly, April 4, 2009, Evan C. Lambrou, AHEPA Steamed About White House GID.
70 Chicago Tribune, July 3, 2009, Giannoulias aide put kid on clout list for priest, by Stacy St. Clair and Sara Olkon, http://www.chicagotribune.com/news/local/
chi-u-of-i-clout-04-jul03,0,3160889,full.story
71 http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Linda_P.B._Katehi
72 Patriarch Subpoenaed to Testify in Civil Suit Against the Archdiocese, The National Herald, November 25, 2000, Theodore Kalmoukos
73 Fmr. Archbishop Testifies Under Conditions, The National Herald, December 15, 2001, Theodore Kalmoulos
74 New York Daily News, Feud Over Big Bucks Tests Leader Of Greek Orthodox, Charles W. Bell, October 10, 1998
75 Bouras v. Corsell, 752 N.Y.S.2d 875 (1st Dpt., 2003)
76 New York Times, Story of the Weeping Icon Divides Greek Orthodoxy by Alessandra Stanley, January 01, 1992
77 New York Times, One Calendar or Another, Greek Orthodox Heal Rift, by David M. Halbfinger, May 4, 1998
78 Jersey Journal, Greek parish says $500,000 unaccounted for, By Ali Winston, November 30, 2006
79 Tampa Bay Times, Tampa police: Marine reservist attacked Greek priest he mistook for terrorist, by Alexandra Zayas and Demorris A. Lee, November 11, 2009
80 Vartelas v. Holder, 132 S.Ct. 1479 (2012)
81 Greek News, The Governance of Chrysovalantou in the Hands of the Exarchate, by Apostolos Zoupaniotis, November 7, 2010, http://www.greeknewsonline.com/
?p=13930
82 New York Post, November 16, 2010, Nun spurs $260,000 mystery, by Larry Celona, Matthew Nestel and Tim Perone
83 Vikentios's quotes and narration is constructed based on 4 sources: Vikentios's interview to the National Herald, published on December 17, 2010, 2 interviews on Angelo Angelatos's station and conversations I had with him.
84 National Herald, Nun Chrysovalantou Uncovers Paisios, Theodore Kalmoukos, January 07, 2011
85 National Herald, Sexual Scandal at the Theologic School, by Theodore Kalmoukos, June 8, 2012
86 National Herald, Parish Alleges Former Priest Took its Relics, by Theodore Kalmoukos, December 8, 2006
87 The Star-Ledger, Final gift from Roseland couple helps Greek Orthodox church finish construction, by Nic Corbett, October 19, 2010
88 New Haven Register, Hearing delayed for St. Barbara's scam suspect by James Tinley, December 19, 2009
89 Harry Markopolos's name should actually be written and pronounced as "Markopoulos" and not "Marco-Polos." As Markopolos wrote in "No One Would Listen" pages 250-251: "When I went to the desk at USAir to change my flight, the staff recognized me from TV. The desk clerk extended his hand. 'I just want to thank you for what you've done, Mr. Markopolos,' he said, actually pronouncing it correctly."
90 New Haven Register, Man pleads guilty to embezzling from Orange church, others, by Brian McCready, July 26, 2011
91 New Trends in Turkish Foreign Affairs: Bridges and Boundaries, Salomon Ruysdael, iUniverse 2002, pg 303
92 http://www.orthodoxytoday.org/articles7/MagisterBartholomew.php
93 The National Herald, Bishop Elias explains to "TNH" about the meeting at the Monastery, by Theodore Kalmoukos, January 24, 2011
94 http://stgeorgechurchlynnma.blogspot.com/
95 Crist et al. v. Turkey, 323 U.S.App.D.C. 289 (1997)
96 http://www.ahiworld.com/media-center/capital-report/2011/1501-turkish-americans-screen-documentary-about-cyprus.html.
97 Crist et al. v. Turkey, 995 F. Supp. 5 (Dist. Court, DC 1998)
98 22 U.S.C. § 1642
99 Dayton v. Czechoslovak Socialist Republic, 834 F. 2d 203 (Ct. of Appeals, DC 1987)
100 Prof. Emilianides is also an attorney in Cyprus and he has verified the contents of the interview.
101 Autocephalous Greek-Orthodox Church of Cyprus v. Goldberg & Feldman Fine Arts, Inc., 717 F.Supp. 1374 (SD Ind.1989), affirmed 917 F. 2d 278 (7th Cir., 1990)
102 http://www.ahiworld.com/media-center/announcements/2011/
1494-ahi-corrects-record-for-erroneous-statements-regarding-property-bill.html
103 New York Post, Feds nab five in HPD corruption scandal, By Mitchel Maddux, June 6, 2012
104 Greek News & Greek News Online, Christofias and Menendez in the Dodecanese, by Greek News, September 7, 2009
105 http://www.ahiworld.com/media-center/press-releases/2006/894-senators-olympia-j-snowe-r-me-and-robert-menendez-d-nj-introduce-senate-version-of-american-owned-property-in-occupied-cyprus-claims-act.html
106 http://www.cyprus-mail.com/opinions/
tales-coffeeshop-all-aboard-cyprob-gravy-train/20120610
107 New York Times, A Diner That Was the Special of Every Day, By Joseph Berger, December 3, 2010
108 MJ Madison’s Rights of Access and the Shape of the Internet, 44 Boston College Law Review 433, (2003)
109 Katherine Kaplan, Facemash Creator Survives Ad Board, The Harvard Crimson, November 19, 2003
110 Nico Hines, Serial sex offender Peter Chapman killed teenager groomed on Facebook, The Sunday Times, March 8, 2010; Sarah Platt, Teen accused of blackmailing students for sex on Facebook sentenced to 15 years, FOX6, February 24, 2010; and Staff Reporter, Cyber Bullies Harass Teen on Facebook Before, After Her Suicide, KTLA 5, March 25, 2010.
111 Internet Censorship in Turkey, By Alper Çelikel http://www.reflectionsturkey.com/?p=186
112 The ad had originally appeared at http://www.turkishforum.com.tr/en/content/
2009/06/11/analyst-user-operations-turkish-dublin. Presently it is posted at http://www.toplanguagejobs.com/job/347831/
Turkish-Speaking-Analyst-User-Operations-Facebook
113 New York Post, Antisocial network, by Dareh Gregorian, January 27, 2011
114 499 U.S. 585, 597 (1991)
115 407 U.S. 1 (1972)
116 Specht v. Netscape Communications Corp., 306 F.3d 17, 20 (2d Cir. 2002)
117 Young v. Facebook, Inc., 790 F. Supp. 2d 1110 (ND CA 2011)
118 Tampa Bay Times, Greek bombs are tradition, trouble for Tarpon Springs on Easter, by Jeff Klinkenberg, April 8, 2012
119 Church of Lukumi Babalu Aye, Inc. v. Hialeah, 508 US 520 (1993)

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« Reply #4 on: May 18, 2014, 01:59:09 PM »

Christ is Risen!

Welcome to the forum, GreekMitch.   Smiley
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« Reply #5 on: May 18, 2014, 02:51:24 PM »

Indeed the Lord Has Risen!



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