A surprise raid on the offices of a coin dealer resulted in the seizure of thousands of coins--literally tons of them--including thousands of newly-minted Ron Paul dollars.
The following letters was quickly sent out to clients of the firm.
From Bernard von NotHaus, Monetary Architect at Liberty Coins:
Dear Liberty Dollar Supporters:
I sincerely regret to inform you that about 8:00 this morning a dozen FBI and Secret Service agents raided the Liberty Dollar office in Evansville.
For approximately six hours they took all the gold, all the silver, all the platinum and almost two tons of Ron Paul Dollars that where just delivered last Friday. They also took all the files, all the computers and froze our bank accounts.
We have no money. We have no products. We have no records to even know what was ordered or what you are owed. We have nothing but the will to push forward and overcome this massive assault on our liberty and our right to have real money as defined by the US Constitution. We should not to be defrauded by the fake government money.
No word yet as to why the FBI and Secret Service raided the Liberty Coin Company.
But to make matters worse, all the gold and silver that backs up the paper certificates and digital currency held in the vault at Sunshine Mint has also been confiscated. Even the dies for mint the Gold and Silver Libertys have been taken.
Thanks again for your support at this darkest time as the damn government and their dollar sinks to a new low.
Bernard von NotHaus
No further word at this time on many of the questions that naturally beg to be asked.
Is the Ron Paul campaign have a connection in some way?
Is Bernard von NotHaus connected to the campaign in any way?
What was so important or criminal to prompt a surprise raid by the FBI, no less?
This news will no doubt fuel speculation in the blogosphere, among the anti-Paulians.
We'll reserve comments for later when more is known, except to say that anytime law enforcement swoops down and carts off the assets of a business, we'd hope it involved serious, serious crime.
We will be following this one quite closely.
No word on whether other presidential candidate coins were seized.
[UPDATE: 2:11 11-15-07] FBI Surprise Raid Seizes 2 Tons of Ron Paul Dollars - UPDATE
Wonder if Franklin Mint is next?
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