In a post on Thursday, I documented an investigation into a large number of real estate transactions centering around Terry Jones and Dove World Outreach Center in Gainesville, Florida. More information has now emerged in my study of publicly available information. In this post, I will show that a large mortgage taken out on the Dove World Outreach property in 2006 was mis-represented in the Form 990 that was filed with the IRS for that reporting period. The executed mortgage agreement on file with the Alachua County Clerk of Court website indicates that the mortgage was for $285,000, while a mortgage with the same agreement date and from the same bank was reported on the Form 990 as being only for $113,885.
|By: Jim White Monday September 13, 2010 9:45 am|
|By: Jim White Thursday September 9, 2010 2:25 pm|
An article in Thursday’s Gainesville Sun states that Terry Jones (who just cancelled his planned burning of the Quran) owns a number of properties in the Gainesville area, but the article did not have financing information on the properties. I have searched the public records in Alachua County and found mortgage records that are a close match to the information the Sun produced on purchase records. In addition, I found mortgage records on the Dove World Outreach church property itself that show a large mortgage being taken out on the church property just 27 days before the first residential property was mortgaged in Jones’ name. These records create the impression that Jones used the mortgage of church property to fuel the purchase of a large amount of residential property in his own name.
|By: Jim White Wednesday September 8, 2010 9:05 am|
President Barack Obama faces pressure from a number of different directions as September 11 and the planned burning of the Quran at Dove World Outreach Center draw closer. It can be assured that no matter what response he chooses, that response will face strong opposition. Because many of his previous actions can be interpreted in terms of which fear controlled the response, it is informative to look at the pressures he will be facing in this situation and how fear when facing those same pressures has controlled his past behavior.