Lucas Smith’s affidavit, filed on January 20, 2010 in Rivernider v. US Bank, differs in some detail from the one he filed last October in the California Birther case, Barnett v. Obama, which had contained lurid revelations of an extramarital affair between Dr. Orly Taitz, Esq. and Charles Lincoln III. Taitz has never specifically confirmed or denied an affair, to my knowledge, though Lincoln has confirmed it, frequently, and he has again, more than once, in papers filed in a forgery Show Cause matter related to the Florida real estate redemption case.
Lincoln’s argument, as outlined in his affidavit, also filed January 20, as part of a Memorandum of Law, is that his work on her Birther cases, from June, 2009 to early November, was part of a work trade agreement with Taitz for her legal services in his real estate redemption litigation. Their sexual relationship, according to Lincoln, lasted from July to early November. Smith’s revelations on October 12, became widely enough known that Taitz’s husband learned of them sometime in mid-October. He demanded his wife end the Taitz, Lincoln personal and professional association, at that point.
Alas, just when Orly was poised to repay Lincoln in real estate redemption litigation services for his already accomplished work as her legal assistant in the Birther cases.
Lincoln lists in the Memorandum of Law:
* Dr. Orly Taitz, Esquire was fully aware of the October 30, 2009 filing of her Motion to Substitute Counsel for the Pro Se Plaintiffs; to appear Pro Hac Vice; and for an Enlargement of Time;
* Lincoln did not forge Dr. Taitz’s signature on Dr. Taitz’s Motion filed with this Court October 30, 2009 as Lincoln signed Dr. Taitz’s name to her motion with full authorization from Dr. Taitz’s and at the instruction of Dr. Taitz;
* Dr. Orly Taitz, Esquire perjured herself when she testified she did not authorize Lincoln to sign her name on the October 30, 2009 filing;
* Dr. Orly Taitz, Esquire perjured herself when she testified she never authorized anyone to sign her name; and
* Dr. Orly Taitz, Esquire should be Sanctioned and Ordered to reimburse Plaintiff, Charles Edward Lincoln Twelve Thousand Seven Hundred [$12,700] Dollars to cover the cost of his legal fees; airfare for himself and all witnesses; and hotel/boarding expenses for himself and his witnesses for the January 12, 2010 Hearing before this Court.
Lincoln is the sole source for stories of domestic abuse in the Taitz household, which he says he heard all about from Orly, and he has said many times he begged her to leave the marriage. According to Orly Taitz’s reported testimony, Lincoln threatened to sue her husband. The Taitzes are said to be worth some $25 million. They recently purchased a $100,000 automobile, so there is certainly big money there, whatever their true worth. California as a community property state, if Orly left her husband for Lincoln, the husband would take a significant hit.
So, the situation at hand in the Florida court is that Lincoln admitted to signing Taitz’s name to a First Amended Motion of October 30 in Rivernider v. US Bank, an action Taitz denies authorizing. Lincoln claims he routinely signed for her in the Birther cases, when necessary, and she knew it, and the practice carried over some to real estate redemption cases. Also, there was dispute over at least one other filing concerning legal representation by Taitz of the Riverniders and Lincoln.
The October 30 filing, as amended from one filed October 23, which Taitz signed herself, brings Taitz into a time frame when she was supposed to have already ended the relationship, after her husband found out about the affair, but by Lincoln’s account, when it was still ongoing. Lincoln claims this is the reason she is going after him in such a bare-knuckled way in Rivernider v. US Bank.
According to Taitz’s reported testimony—except she never admits to any affair—she did not anticipate anyone hearing about the affair, even after Smith’s explosive affidavit, (I know, she is insane). According to Lincoln, their sexual relationship continued until November 3, and their professional relationship until November 4, when she broke off both. Within a week, Taitz filed with the Florida court that she had no knowledge of who signed the October 30 court document with her name, later accusing Lincoln specifically of forgery and asking that criminal charges be brought against him.
Lucas Smith’s role as a witness in Rivernider, (where Taitz has, frankly, until this Memorandum of Law, been kicking Lincoln’s ass), is to undermine Taitz’s credibility and shore up Lincoln’s. Smith was a guest in Lincoln’s house when he was prepping to appear as Taitz’s witness in the Birther case, Barnett v. Obama, during a time Lincoln’s house was allegedly used as a trysting place for lovebirds Orly and Charles. This house in Rancho Santa Margarita, California was obtained by Lincoln through real estate redemption methods, (the house is the subject of another lawsuit in the Taitz, Lincoln real estate redemption series), the same way he holds title to the Riverniders’ house in Florida.
Lincoln has reportedly testified he owns something like 36 houses across the country, all obtained by a process called “quieting” title. Once property rights are signed over to Lincoln, he then uses his ownership of title to move against lenders who are foreclosing on the properties in order to forestall resolution. Meanwhile, the properties can remain occupied by the original owner, be rented out to paying tenants or used by Lincoln personally, as was the Rancho Santa Margarita house. The original owner isn’t out anything and there is always a very slight chance one of these cases could succeed and the property be returned. I don’t know that this outcome has ever happened, however.
On September 16, 2009, after he refused her demands that he perjure himself in Barnett v. Obama, Lucas Smith swears, he witnessed Orly telling Lincoln, unless he threw Lucas Smith out of the house “that very minute,” she would quit acting as Lincoln’s attorney in an eviction proceeding that had started in California court.
There has been some confusion, even among Birthers, regarding the two Fake Kenyan Birth Certificates, both of which Taitz has filed as evidence in various jurisdictions, so I would like to clarify:
1-The one Taitz filed in court on August 2, 2009, a color photograph of what was revealed to be a political-prank forgery, based on an Australian birth certificate from 1964, known as the “Bomford” certificate. Smith refers to this as the “1964″ birth certificate.
2-The one Lucas Smith revealed in a video on August 1, 2009, and had tried to sell on eBay, which he claims he retrieved from a hospital in Kenya that February. Taitz began filing copies of this one in court in September, along with the Bomford certificate.
In this new affidavit, Smith goes into detail about the Bomford fake and Orly Taitz. While he had previously mentioned his understanding from her that the Bomford certificate was obtained through Israeli intelligence, here he ties it more forcefully to Yusef Taitz.
According to Smith, Orly pressured him to say in court that he had obtained the Bomford or “1964″ certificate himself in Africa. He says she wanted him to swear to a false involvement by him with certain African characters somehow associated with the Bomford certificate. Smith also says Taitz had taken steps along the way that could later reinforce this disinformation, like planting various statements as to the provider of the Bomford certificate “fearing for his life” and subsequent references, including in court hearings, to Smith personally “fearing for his life.” Smith says she even wanted him to attribute a near-miss accident outside the US Attorney’s office in Los Angeles to a murder attempt by “Obama operatives.”
Smith insists in the affidavit, as he has all along, that he had nothing whatever to do with the Bomford certificate. The Internet prankster who produced the Bomford fake publicized its manner of production, but only after Orly fell for it and filed it in court, and has never been identified. The Bomford fake is a thing of beauty, sophisticated and elegant, studded with clever allusions meant to trip up excited Birthers; while the Smith certificate is coarser and certified by a chief hospital administrator who wasn’t in that job in February, introduced in a video purporting to be shot in Africa, the background for which bears a remarkable resemblance to the Dominican Republic, where Smith once lived.
The Bomford prank was first exposed by a Politijab poster, after Orly Taitz posted it publicly, who uncovered the genuine 1964 Bomford birth certificate on Google images, as confirmed by the Australian Mr. Bomford himself; the digital image of which was used as a template for the forgery.
Once that happened, the prankster went public, showing the steps taken in producing the fake, then destroying it, but remaining an anonymous Internet prankster to this day.
Lucas Smith, by the looks of his hefty criminal record for forgery, is a guy who gets caught. It defies belief, anyhow, that Smith would have produced two fakes, when he was trying to sell one fake, passing it off as genuine, and the existence of a second would surely devalue the first.
Based on an email forwarded to him by Charles Lincoln on January 18, which is attached to Smith’s new affidavit, Smith, who had earlier been told by Orly about the Mossad origin of the Bomford certificate, now believes either that Yusef Taitz received the color photograph of the Bomford certificate (an image which Smith says has properties denoting creation on August 1, 2009) from Mossad and passed it along to his wife, who sent it to Lincoln; or, rather than Mossad, Yusef Taitz himself created the Bomford certificate. Why he would do such a thing even remotely makes sense only if you can believe, as Smith seems to believe, that Yusef Taitz is connected to Israeli intelligence, as Orly told him the Bomford certificate came from Mossad.
The notion that Orly Taitz (and/or her husband) is an Israeli (or Russian) agent has been around the Internet conspiracy circuit a while, with no evidence I’ve ever seen that causes me to believe or even entertain it. But what strikes me about its emergence into these court cases is that it is so typical of Birther conspiracist progression, in that one conspiracy theory shades into another conspiracy theory into another conspiracy theory into another conspiracy theory, in an unending stream of conspiracy theories.
Perhaps significantly, Charles Lincoln, while he passed the Yusef Taitz email to Smith, who used it in his affidavit, does not use it in his own. If Orly Taitz really told Smith such an amazing thing, Lincoln probably knows it. Why pass the email on to Smith if not to signal something to Orly or Yusef? And wouldn’t Orly have told Lincoln that, too, and possibly much more. Lincoln was working for her at the time the Bomford certificate turned up and he continued filing the color photograph of it for her in court after court, throughout their season of Birther litigating and pillow talk.
Maybe Lincoln has some other kind of goods on Orly and Yusef Taitz?
Oh, shoot me now, I’m doing it, too.