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Wednesday, August 17, 2016

AND HITLER LOVED HIS DOG: Record-Eagle Publishes Insane "Ingersoll Isn't All Bad" Twaddle As "Letter To Editor"; Piece Ostensibly Written By Ingersoll Neighbor, Steven Ingersoll Pulls The Strings! "Drug Houses" Comments Appeared In Formerly-Secret Ingersoll/Harger Emails!

Put on your tin foil hats, Miss Fortune has another conspiracy!

Convicted felon and notorious charter cheater Steven Ingersoll appears to have been the "ghost writer" behind a well-timed "letter to the editor".



The weak-kneed Record-Eagle, lacking the pugilistic punch of its former Executive Editor Mike Tyree, today published the letter titled “Ingersoll isn’t all bad”.

Yeah, and Hitler loved his dog!

With Ingersoll's case on summer hiatus (no, that's not a dirty word!), I supposed the remaining few in charge at the TC fish wrapper collectively decided a little advertorial might spice up the waning days of summer. 

I mean, they'll have to wait until next summer to write about the two-headed goat exhibition at the Northwestern Michigan Fair.

Here's the letter, as published in both the online and print versions of the Record-Eagle's August 17, 2016 edition, along with my references to the manipulative hands of Steven Ingersoll (who clearly dictated the components of this letter just like he did to Mark Noss, Brad Habermehl and Bruce Harger when the three dutifully wrote letters to the Michigan Board of Optometry):

Oppression doesn’t happen only to the poor — and Steven Ingersoll is a prime example. 

What is Ingersoll’s offense that has made him so viciously pursued by the IRS? 

Based on his insights into sight and reading, Ingersoll: 

■ founded Grand Traverse Academy catering to learning disabled students 
■ grew this school from elementary to K-12
■ assigned classes based on developmental skills 
■ attempted to repeat GTA success with a duplicate charter school in Bay City 
■ expanded his vision by purchasing drug houses to improve the city center — to be rehabbed by students mentored by non-union tradesmen. 

Yet Ingersoll is a stereotypical visionary — so devoted to his goals that when his accountant died, he unwittingly neglected essential bookkeeping documentation. 

Normally this situation would have brought auditors and fines, but instead a witch hunt was unleashed that subjected him to public humiliation and financial destruction. 

There are logical conclusions about organizations that benefit from Ingersoll being taken down, but the issue at hand is about releasing the oppressed from a false narrative. 

I for one say, “Hang in there Dr. Ingersoll. I support your vision to make our communities better educated. I grieve over this unjust IRS assault and await a reasonable decision by Judge Ludington.” 

Ack, ack! Pffft!

A witch hunt? 

It's been a few years since I first read Arthur Miller's play, The Crucible, and having witnessed much of the trial I can't remember anyone wearing a black, pointy hat! (Well, maybe one person.)

And although the letter is credited to Ingersoll's neighbor, Susan Bonner, it's crystal clear that Steven Ingersoll had an outsized influence on its content.

False narrative? 

It depends on who's doing the "narrating"! 
Let's break this crazy thing down, point by point. 

Oppression doesn’t happen only to the poor — and Steven Ingersoll is a prime example.

Lord Pretentious
Yeah, Ingersoll's just-below-the-skin persecution complex, on display back on March 17, 2014 just two days before Lord Pretentious ceded control of his criminal enterprise to crony/toady Mark Noss, rears its ugly head again when Ingersoll gallingly compares himself to the poor, while shrewdly sliding in a humblebrag about his supposed wealth. 

After all, until he and his wife Deborah stiffed criminal law firm Clark Hill out of $360,371.81, the duo had forked over roughly $154,000 in legal fee payments between October 2013 and early March 2015.

Yeah, he's rich, bitch!

I don't know many so-called oppressed people who can afford a team of lawyers, (at least) two homes and have $1,717 available in the sofa cushions to file a bankruptcy petition for the Webster House B&B in a move to halt Clark Hill's fee non-payment lawsuit! 

In a stall tactic that can only be termed a desperation move, Steven Ingersoll filed a corporation Chapter 11 bankruptcy petition on behalf of his Webster House B&B, LLC on January 6, 2016, seeking to keep Martin Crandall and law firm Clark Hill PLC at bay. Claiming estimated assets of less than $500,000, Ingersoll's bankruptcy form stated his Webster House B&B had liabilities between $500,000 and a cool $1,000,000. 

However, Ingersoll's Webster House bankruptcy petition was dismissed on January 25, 2016 for "failure to file documents" including the B&B's cash flow statement and his income tax return -- you know, little stuff like that! 

What is Ingersoll’s offense that has made him so viciously pursued by the IRS?

Wait, is that a joke or a rhetorical question?

Ingersoll, an unindicted co-conspirator in the Roy Bradley asbestos case, first hired a defense attorney in July 2012! He was indicted in April 2014.

Vicious? 

Nah! Plodding is more like it.

Based on his insights into sight and reading, Ingersoll: 
■ founded Grand Traverse Academy catering to learning disabled students 
■ grew this school from elementary to K-12 
■ assigned classes based on developmental skills 
■ attempted to repeat GTA success with a duplicate charter school in Bay City 
■ expanded his vision by purchasing drug houses to improve the city center — to be rehabbed by students mentored by non-union tradesmen.

I suppose the writer is channeling her muse, Steven Ingersoll, in this list of solo accomplishments I like to call the "I did it my way" section. 

Let me call your attention to an August 2, 2010 story that appeared in the Bay City Times. 

In it, Ingersoll lets his mask slip: “I don’t believe in the stock market nearly as much as I believe in Bay City’s architecture,” he said. “Bay City needs to reposition its architecture and if they do that, they will benefit greatly, financially.” Ingersoll envisions the next generation of workers coming to the area for alternative energy jobs settling in Bay City — and he hopes to have the homes and activities ready for them. “What are they going to choose? Midland is relatively sterile and Saginaw is dead,” he said.

The story goes on to feature another convicted felon, Ingersoll's favorite hack builder, Roy C. Bradley, Sr.:
THE BCA 'HOOD', drug houses in red
Working with Bay City builder Roy Bradley, volunteers are helping to fix up homes and other buildings on the East Side to help renovate neighborhoods. Currently, the group is re-roofing, painting and building a pavilion at Mount Herman Church on Monroe Avenue, as well as painting and building a porch on a home near Birney Park. “We’re going to try to help him however we can,” said Bradley, whose company, Lasting Impressions, also renovates the homes Ingersoll has purchased. “He’s doing what needs to be done, especially cleaning that neighborhood up.” 

And I'd be remiss if I didn't call your attention to those students mentored by "non-union tradesmen", revealed during the trial as exploited, off-the-books cash workers recruited primarily from local homeless shelters. 

Hard to keep an employee when you work him 60 hours a week for $250.

However, one of those workers was handsomely rewarded by Ingersoll after successfully ducking a federal subpoena with the sneaky assistance of Roy Bradley.

Regular readers of this blog will likely remember Kyle "Peanut" Andrezjewski. For those new to the circus, an affidavit filed March 31, 2015 by an IRS agent in Steven Ingersoll's federal fraud case revealed that a quit claim deed was filed on March 26, 2015 with the Bay County Register of Deeds transferring 111 N. Monroe in Bay City from Steven Ingersoll’s Arts District LLC to Kyle Andrezjewski—for the consideration of one dollar! 

Bay County court records show three bench warrants were filed against Andrezjewski in early April for several traffic-related offenses. In the interim, Andrezjewski has reportedly been seen at Roy Bradley's Thunder Cycle shop on Columbus Avenue in Bay City.

Yet Ingersoll is a stereotypical visionary — so devoted to his goals that when his accountant died, he unwittingly neglected essential bookkeeping documentation. Normally this situation would have brought auditors and fines, but instead a witch hunt was unleashed that subjected him to public humiliation and financial destruction.

This hyper-capable guy who, in the words of former Grand Traverse Academy board president Brad Habermehl, "single handedly built Grand Traverse Academy Charter School", was so bewildered by bookkeeping that he lost his shit and couldn't handle basic business documentation?

I gotta call bullshit on this one.

So tell me, why then did the Grand Traverse Academy pay Ingersoll a $1,098,537 management fee in FYE June 2011, one year after Kundinger's untimely August 20, 2010 death? 

Bewildered by bookkeeping, but still able to pay himself nearly 13% of the Grand Traverse Academy's annual revenue!


Anybody? 

There's more!

Yet Ingersoll is a stereotypical visionary — so devoted to his goals that when his accountant died, he unwittingly neglected essential bookkeeping documentation. Normally this situation would have brought auditors and fines, but instead a witch hunt was unleashed that subjected him to public humiliation and financial destruction.

Oh, baby...more of the same crap Ingersoll tried back in 2014!

Court documents filed on September 12, 2014 included the following bizarre assertion: 
"Dr. Steven Ingersoll has made powerful and determined political enemies with his vision for reforming Michigan’s failing public school system through establishment of innovative, privately run charter schools. These political enemies have strong financial and political interests in undermining the charter schools established by Dr. Ingersoll, and stand to benefit from discrediting all of Dr. Ingersoll’s work."

Of course, this conspiracy theory never advanced beyond the court filing!

But you have to love the neo-Jungian typology: Ingersoll portrayed as a stereotypical visionary. 

Swiss psychologist Carl Gustav Jung used the concept of archetype in his theory of the human psyche. He believed that universal, mythic characters—archetypes—reside within the collective unconscious of people the world over. Archetypes represent fundamental human motifs of our experience as we evolved; consequentially, they evoke deep emotions.

And there's one that fits Ingersoll to a "t": the Ruler. 

Check it out:

Motto: Power isn't everything, it's the only thing. 
Core desire: control 
Goal: create a prosperous, successful family or community Strategy: exercise power 
Greatest fear: chaos, being overthrown 
Weakness: being authoritarian, unable to delegate 
Talent: responsibility, leadership 
The Ruler is also known as: The boss, leader, aristocrat, king, queen, politician, role model, manager or administrator. 

And finally, this gem: 
There are logical conclusions about organizations that benefit from Ingersoll being taken down, but the issue at hand is about releasing the oppressed from a false narrative. I for one say, “Hang in there Dr. Ingersoll. I support your vision to make our communities better educated. I grieve over this unjust IRS assault and await a reasonable decision by Judge Ludington.”

Taken down? Releasing the oppressed from a false narrative?

The only thing I've ever seen "taken down" is one of Ingersoll's vaunted "renovated" homes after it was torched in early 2014.

Four-alarm bullshit? 

Sure looks like it to me!

Oily rags were allegedly used to torch Ingersoll's 616 N. Grant Street dream house, which was finally torn down (using federal blight-buster funds) in June 2016.

All that's left is a hole in the ground — smoke gets in your...eyes, or wherever.


616 N. Grant Street, 2010


616 N. Grant Street, June 2016

24 comments:

  1. Absolutely ridiculous, trying to make it look like he is a good guy, smoozimg his neighbors and having them sign a letter that he himself most likely wrote about himself. Are there no dirty tricks this man won't commit.

    He has been convicted and is waiting to go to jail where he belongs. What rubbish the Traverse City Record Eagle has published. I wonder if he paid someone off at the Record Eagle to print it, he has paid many people off before. At his age he is not going to change his ways. Crooked bastard! Lock him up! He is just pulling the wool over the eyes of the people of TC, he is trying to establish some credibility here in Traverse so he can start up another one of his crooked schemes to filter tax payers money into his pockets. I surely hope the people of Traverse City don't fall for this bullshit!

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    1. Hope all the people that Ingersoll screwed in any business dealings spread the word about his true nature. Sooner or later anyone he's dealt with gets scammed. Let the truth be known to help prevent any further innocent people from being shafted.

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    2. You just wonder how long the honeymoon with Mark Noss, Brad Habermehl and Bruce Harger will continue? Sooner or later, hopefully some more financial irregularities will hit the proverbial fan and it makes you wonder how long they'll keep covering for each other?

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  2. I heard his boys torched that house.

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  3. Give the guy enough time outta jail and he will scam everyone with his bullshit lies. He thinks he us smarter than everyone else but really he is just a conman.

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  4. This woman obviously is drinking his kool-aid. He is Hannibal Lecter cunning, evil and destroying everything he touches. The reality is he cares nothing about children and education, he just wants your money so he can steal more money from the government. And oh by the way, he has deep pockets and has distributed his money into hidden accounts. Get real lady stop drinking what he is serving you.

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    1. Deep pockets...and short arms!

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    2. Hope Ingersoll drinks his own "IVL" koolaid. He may need it when he finally goes to federal prison.

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  5. I pity the guy he will share a cell with. Get him in jail where he belongs but in solitary confinement, so he can't spread his rhetoric.

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  6. But but ... he's a PHILANTHROPIST!

    How dare we unwashed hoi polloi drag him down to our level. He's a Maslow poster child of self-actualization, trying to help "you people" rise up out of your drug house-infested ghetto.

    Rich white people are so misunderstood. I'm sure her effort to clear Ingersoll's good name will be the balm his bitten fingers need.

    After reading this, I need a drink ...

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    1. Oh, yeah: philanthropist or thief? I'm voting Team Thief.

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    2. The books for the new accountant were difficult to put together because you can't add up "fraud" and try to make it look legit! No ethical accountants/CPAs would want to touch that and get involved with a crook.

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    3. Thief with all capital letters: THEIF!

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  7. Team thief for sure, but this emotional (ghost) written letter wants everyone to believe the big bad Gummint is picking on poor old innocent good-hearted Steve. He just wanted to help people. And by help people he means help himself and his people to as much other people's money as possible.

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  8. The judge needs to get his ass in jail soon! This crap has gone on long enough. He is a self-centered, egotistical, white collar, money grubbing thief who has done nothing good for education, educators or the cities he chooses to pollute with his bullshit rhetoric.

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  9. As I read this pile of shit letter, I was nothing more than reinforced in my belief that this ass whipe needs to just go to jail. Noss and Lynch shouldn't get too comfortable because their greed will land them in the grey bar hotel soon enough. Once a con man, always a con man.

    Ingersoll, Noss, and Lynch don't give a rats ass about the people they hurt with their IVL lies. It's also confirmed that Pat Cleland is still with BCA as well. Now that's just great isn't it?

    One thing I absolutely love about Lynch is somehow he thinks it's completely good business management to live in a mansion in traverse city while BCA rots. Correct me if I'm wrong, but a 200 mile journey to get to work seems a bit unrealistic. I think he should reside in Bay City instead of making orders from his throne while he pays staff 2 cents above the poverty line. What a guy.

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    1. And speaking of the Bay City Academy, if you look up Bay City Academy and North Central Academy in Mancelona, the search says "This page cannot be displayed." Looks like the beginning of the doors being shut for good! The only contact number seems to be a direct one to Brian Lynch's home or office up north?

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    2. I'm not getting that message; each site shows up in a Google search.

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  10. The organizations that will benefit when Ingersoll is finally taken down are the honest, hard-working taxpayers and the students and families that fell under his non-proven IVL spell. The communities that will be better educated are those that use common sense and put on their thinking caps to see through the Ingersoll/Noss/Harger/Lynch/etc.
    charade of education. They think the general public will swallow the IVL bull crap and how they are trying to 'educate' people with their propaganda. Wake up people, smell the coffee and don't fall under the cult-like financial spell/empire of the above crooks. That's all they really care about - themselves and the money, nothing else.

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  11. When is the new sentencing date?

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  12. There are still no further sentencing hearing dates, and thus no sentencing date set yet. And here it is Labor Day weekend.

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