Pownetwork - Illegal Activities of Pownetwork

Posted on Saturday, December 18th, 2010 at 1:45pm CST by 64cb68a2

Product: Pownetwork

Company: Pownetwork

Location: P.O.Box 68
Skidmore, MO, 64487-0068, US

URL: http://www.pownetwork.org/

Category: Other

Vigilantism is Against the Law - http://law.jrank.org/pages/11129/Vigilantism.html Pownetwork of Skidmore, Missouri attempts to convince patriotic Americans that this country is threatened by an avalanche of veterans or supposed veterans who are cheating on retirement and health benefits from the military. Beware, these people are not law enforcement officers. Pownetwork has created a niche business to solicit donations to fund their illegal activities.

Exactly what are these people doing and not doing. The vigilantes in question come from the Pow network (or POWnetwork), which use the letters POW or Prisoner of War as buzzwords to attract attention. The group was started in 1989, when there were still some American POWs alive, still left behind in concentration camps in Southeast Asia. Did Pownetwork strive to lobby or personally organize efforts to gain the release of these prisoners? No they did not.

If not to help save the lives of American prisoners of wars, what then does Pownetwork do. They supposedly ferret out people - actually, men only - whom they suspect were either never in the military, or who claim to be more highly decorated than they legally deserve. For this, Pow people call these supposed miscreants, wannabes. The Pow aim is to discredit their suspects through articles and videos on the internet and on their Pow website. Note, they are referred to, here, as Pow and not POW, in an effort not to sully the reputation of Prisoners of War, from any war.

The Pownetwork is not affiliated with any branch of the United States Military, or any Federally franchised law enforcement organization. The Pow network group is self-appointed, and committed to activities which define them as vigilantes, organized for unlawful purposes which make their group a menace to the citizenry of this country. How does this menace present itself.

Pownetwork vigilantes, Mary and Chuck Schantag, Steve Robinson, and Larry Bailey, to include several volunteers, choose their intended victims from various sources. One is from newspaper obituary lists. If the obituary of the deceased mentions he had been a member of the military (and especially if awards and medals were described), the Powpeople investigate his military records. If the man does not show up on Pownetwork accessed data bases, they print their accusations on their website, pownetwork.org. and give the information to the military. Powpeople hope the embarrassed family will donate to their group, believing the miscreant name will be removed. What the family does not realize is that Pownetwork never removes a name, even if Pow is proven to be incorrect which is frequently the case.

Pownetwork claims that they are saving the government much money in undeserved health and retirement benefits. It has been suggested these illegal vigilantes receive compensation from the government as rewards for tips similar to information given to the IRS as finders fees.

These investigative activities might remind one of the East German Communist secret police, the Stasi, who during the Cold War encouraged neighbors to spy upon their own friends and family, a most insidious activity. See the movie, Lives of Others, http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0405094/

Powpeople find their victims everywhere. Pow member, Steve Robinson tells of meeting a man on the highway who was having car trouble. After the man mentioned he had been in the military, Mr. Robinson investigated him.

Do these Pow people have anything else of interest going on in their lives; are they so bored with life, or so malicious, that they need to seek out or invent trouble. The names on the Pow lists number into the thousands so this is not merely a part-time hobby. They have created a niche business for themselves; this is the way the Schantag couple supports themselves, whereas, Robinson and Bailey are retired. It is a good thing to be self-employed, and develop a niche, but it is not a good thing when their group chosen activity infringes upon the constitutional rights of other citizens.

If a wife or girlfriend has suspicions about their mate and have relationship problems, they report him to the Powpeople, so these White knights can go into action. Larry Bailey is an avowed member of Free Republic, a white supremacist organization that advocates the overthrow of the US government. http://www.sourcewatch.org/index.php?title=Larry_Bailey Also, Bailey is the original Swift Boater, so he is much experienced as an activist and mauler.

One of the things these vigilantes enjoy most is going out in mass (usually a group of 5 to 8 men for the purpose of intimidating their supposed victim. They set up a surveillance for an intervention, waiting for the right moment to accost their suspect (as was witnessed on one of their group videos). Members expressed pride in this altercation, when actually, it was embarrassing to watch - one wonders,where are the police when you need them for protection.

The usual intention of the Powpeople is to convince their suspects to confess that they are not as they represent themselves to be. Did their suspect lie about, or embellish accounts of his military service. Whether he did or did not, his name will forever remain on the Pow list of fallen miscreants. For Pows, is this the thrill of the chase for old men.

In another case, Powpeople incited their associates and followers to stalk an individual on the phone and on the internet by threatening to bring my buddies down to assault the victim in some alley. The individual, Peter Sumaruck, has hardcopies of these written threats. Fortunately he can defend himself. The following quote is from Larry Bailey to Mr. Sumaruck on Sept. 17, 2009 - I will track you to the ends of the Earth to ensure that you do not continue to perpetrate your scams, whether they are military or otherwise, per Mr. Bailey.

Sumaruck was a civilian contract combatant (taught by Navy SEALs) - in combat for nine and a half years, in the 1970s and 1980s. One of his friends gave him a SEAL Trident (emblem pin); Pete put it on a baseball cap and wore it proudly. That drove the Powpeople crazy - they just hate him - even though Pete never received any benefits from the Navy. The Navy did however ask Pete several times if he would like benefits; he always declined because he was outside of the regular Navy, and because he is independent by nature.

Pete Sumaruck is the only person who has ever verbally fought the Powpeople vigorously. For that infraction, Powpeople have given him a special position on their website for his audacity to refuse to stand down. For additional punishment, the Powpeople sent one of their enforcers to the Sumaruck home town. Finally the stalker made his move, but a knuckle to the forehead easily took this menace down.

This is what inevitably happens to all vigilantes; either the law gets them or a peaceful civilian defends himself. The vigilante insists upon using force until someone has the courage to take the bully down. Interestingly, the Navy knows where Mr. Sumaruck is; they could arrest him if they thought he was doing anything to harm the reputation of the military, but the Navy is fine with him.

These interventions by the Powpeople amount to stalking, intimidation and physical harassment; those are illegal activities.

All Americans are guaranteed certain rights: the right to a speedy trial by their accused and/or peers, by a legally appointed or elected judge, and/or jury. This is not happening for those attacked by Pownetwork, no day in court. This is a serious hazard; all members of the military, past or present could be potential victims of harassment by Pow, who are vigilantes by any definition.

Pow people go after others but they are the ones who are actually engaged in illegal activities.


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fee05bb5, 2011-01-09, 08:38AM CST

I too have been attacked by pownetwork. They posted information concerning me and jeopardized the safety of myself and my family. All the information that is posted on pownetwork about me is false. I do not know where or how Chuck & Mary Schantag picked me out. I do know that they wanted a donation to remove the posting. (EXTORTION)... pownetwork is made of all small town, rural, uneducated people.

I will consider a federal action to appear on pownetwork concerning their activities.(IRS) pownetwork has no value, the owners have no money, and they are involved in several litigation's at this moment. I feel sorry for them and wish them to cease their activities. Friends, associates and family members all questioned my service and validity because of pownetwork. I can only say that my service with the U.S. Military was secret and covert. Yet - pownetwork found me and is still trying to extort me. If you too have been subjected to pownetwork - leave a comment and somehow we will all have an opportunity to speak.

a263ab42, 2011-02-14, 01:18AM CST

POWNET DECEPTION

The reality is even a blind cat will catch a mouse once in awhile. I am sure this started as a good idea that was corrupted by $$$...

I know firsthand how pownetwork.org is profiting themselves off of me through their deception, that includes their being selective in their fact finding and steering people to sources that were exposed in court case of libel and slander as unreliable with regards to me. Guilty of fabricating their evidence.

I know of one situation where the pownetwork.org was trying to intimidate a PI to not look into one of their contributors and staff. The pownetwork.org deception includes the lie the PI had apologized to them for misrepresenting himself as US Marine Elite Force Recon, with 226 confirmed kills. And that he rretracted his apology so that is why his name is ??re-listed?? on their bogus website.

However, no apology was ever made by him. It is why written apologies appear for others but in his case doesn??t appear anywhere, except in their own words. The inference is made clear to him enough, he stop his investigation into bullshito.net that is an incestuous website of pownetwork.org and its past relationship with Bujinkan/his business competitors trade libel practices and the defamation of D'Antonio stops with it.

Common sense tells us in order to determine whether or not an allegation is valid it requires validating the sources and the evidence being cited.

A good example of this in my own situation is how the Los Angeles Times and Soldier of Fortune magazine seemed credible but the reporter had motive to lie and when you are acquainted with all the facts, the whole truth (go to: www.frankwdux.com) you see right off what they claimed is credible evidence I exposed in a court of law is evidence that is FABRICATED, my claims are supported by reliable sources whereas theirs were removed for lying on the stand to the extent that their star witness falsely identified themselves to conceal he is a felon who tried to steal my vintage car. You recognize the opposite is true.

It is for this very reason pownetworks.org??s sources are not identified but are only inferred to through the links provided on the page of David D??Antonio. The POWNETS http: link are strategically placed up on the page so that someone skimming the page will automatically assume pownetwork.org claims are being substantiated online but they are not. DECEPTION.

The first of four links is Yahoo Geocities, a search engine. There is no data that appears there supporting their allegations. The second inferred source is iripoffreport.com where no statement supports their claim that he represented himself to be US Marine Corps Elite Force Recon, with 226 confirmed kills. The third http: link is to martialtalk.com. Here, bullshito.net??s infamous bloggers M.C. Busman and the Don Roley AKA Don of Nagoya Japan can be viewed making derogatory remarks between them. No one here provides any remark or evidence supporting the allegation of pownetwork.org. The fourth link belongs to a porn/photo website where anyone can post messages for others to find. The links in red Military Service and Apology link are nonexistent.

These people belong in jail for facilitating trade libel and inflicting emotional distress for profit. A criminal wrapping them self up in a flag is still a criminal. Fraud busters committing FRAUD!

Anyone contact me

han[email protected]

a263ab42, 2011-02-14, 01:34AM CST

POWNET DECEPTION

The reality is even a blind cat will catch a mouse once in awhile. I am sure this started as a good idea that was corrupted by $$$...

I know firsthand how pownetwork.org is profiting themselves off of me through their deception. It begins with their being selective in their fact finding and steering people to sources that were exposed in court case of libel and slander as unreliable, with regards to me. The evidence they base their allegation on is determined fraudulent.

I know of one situation where the pownetwork.org was trying to intimidate a PI to not look into one of their contributors and staff. The pownetwork.org deception includes the lie the PI had apologized to them for misrepresenting himself as US Marine Elite Force Recon, with 226 confirmed kills. And that he retracted his apology so that is why his name is listed on their bogus website.

However, no apology was ever made by him. It is why written apologies appear for others but in his case doesn't appear anywhere, except in their own words. The inference is made clear to him enough, he stop his investigation into bullshito.net that is an incestuous website of pownetwork.org and its past relationship with Bujinkan/his business competitors trade libel practices and the defamation of D'Antonio stops with it.

Common sense tells us in order to determine whether or not an allegation is valid it requires validating the sources and the evidence being cited.

A good example of this in my own situation is how the Los Angeles Times and Soldier of Fortune magazine seemed credible already but the reporters for both had motive to lie (one libel defendant is POWNET's Larry Bailey) and when you are acquainted with all the facts, the whole truth (go to: www.frankwdux.com) you see right off what they claimed is credible evidence I exposed in a court of law is on its face FABRICATED! My claims are supported by reliable sources whereas theirs were removed for lying on the stand to the extent that their star witness falsely identified themselves to conceal he is a felon who tried to steal my vintage car. You now recognize the opposite is true in considering the sources they direct others to are credible. They make one mention of the lawsuit in fine print.

It is for this very reason pownetworks.org sources are not identified but are only inferred to through the links provided on the page of David DAntonio. The POWNETS http: link are strategically placed up on their page to fool others. So that someone skimming the page will automatically assume pownetwork.org claims are being substantiated online but they are not. Exposing their DECEPTION.

The first of four links is Yahoo Geocities, a search engine. There is no data that appears there supporting their allegations. The second inferred source is iripoffreport.com where no statement supports their claim that he represented himself to be US Marine Corps Elite Force Recon, with 226 confirmed kills. The third http: link is to martialtalk.com. Here, bullshito.nets infamous bloggers M.C. Busman and the Don Roley AKA Don of Nagoya Japan can be viewed making derogatory remarks between them. No one here provides any remark or evidence supporting the allegation of pownetwork.org. The fourth link belongs to a porn/photo website where anyone can post messages for others to find. The links in red Military Service and Apology link are nonexistent.

These people belong in jail for facilitating trade libel and inflicting emotional distress for profit. A criminal wrapping them self up in a flag is still a criminal. Fraud busters committing FRAUD!

Anyone who wants to talk about it feel free to contact me I am out in the open only armed with the truth to the slings and arrows of their deception.

Respectfully

Frank Dux

[email protected]

28cf83f8, 2011-03-15, 08:16PM CDT

The POWNETWORK has consulted with me many times on cases and has never wanted more from me than to help stop imposters who pretend to be something they are not. All they have ever asked from me are the facts, the truth and evidence to prove a case. The FBI works closely with them and has no problem with what they are doing, which is not something I can say about the person bringing this phony complaint.

da25544b, 2011-07-15, 05:53AM CDT

POWnet apparently gains access to military records that are not part of the releasable records through the Freedom of Information Act. They apparently have access through an inside source. I am aware of false statements as well as other miss-information posted by POWnet that it failed to verify and then intentionally falsified the information to instigate hatred toward their target. POWnet is connected to extremeSEALexperience which sensationalizes POWnet and publicizes false information about his targets through the internet. He too is living off his retirement from the US Government and continues to exploit his inside knowledge he falsely asserts that he can train candidates in advance to join the SEAL or other Special Forces etc. Although no service endorses him etc. These lowlifes need to be put out of business, a class action civil suit could result in the obtaining of all POWnets records and such as well as all of their assets. I suspect that most of these guys have a military disability pension that is exempt from civil litigation, however, they would still have to fund a defense. POWnets actions include criminal acts which even in Missouri is actionable. I bet someone close to this group works in St Louis at the Military Records facilty.

47d2ab3b, 2011-10-30, 02:35PM CDT

The FBI has NOTHING whatsoever to do with the POWNetwork and neither does the military. I've spoken with both the FBI and the Board for the Correction of Naval Records and they both deny emphatically that they either work with, consort with or even use the information put out by the POWNetwork. This is a true scam, EXTORTION, operation and their activities are illegal and they need to be stopped right now. And for those who support them, get a real job! You are just as bad as they are because you simply believe what you hear and read. No investigation, nothing to support their or your accusations. Get a life!

af9c80a0, 2012-06-23, 02:05PM CDT

I believe all these posts are by the same individual, who for the most part has been"stacking" his ribbon rack from day 1, the world knows him as "Dallas", and he was outted sometime back for falsely claiming to be an Airborne Ranger and Infantry Soldier, when in fact he was a radio operator during his brief time in Vietnam. The one thing I have noticed about posers, is they try any avenue to gain support for their lies, as for being bias or unbias , some time ago I use to defend Dallas against others, that was until I had a few conversations with former soldiers in his unit, now I am convinced he is a guy who loves to embellish his record for financial gain.....

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