I have written about Leonard McQuown in the past regarding his Operation Walk America, Operation Walk, among his other VERY questionable charities he has devised over the past few years. In my short time of following this character, he has proven time and time again that his mission is not to help homeless veterans but to fill his pockets by using the plight of homeless veterans as a marketing platform.
Today, McQuown decided that it was time to run around his Florida neighborhood have people pay him for it, and he had the audacity to do so in honor of 9/11. This makes his fraud even more deprave if that’s even possible at this point. To use our homeless American servicemen and women as a way to prey on giving people is despicable. Not ONE PENNY has EVER been accounted for. McQuown has NEVER shown proof that ANY veterans organization has received donations. In fact, legitimate veterans’ organizations have stated publicly that he defrauded them out of money as with the Ravens Outreach issue over the summer. You can read about that here and the video where director of the veterans program states McQuown NEVER made a donation, but rescinded one in order to perpetrate his fraud when questioned by people about where the money had been donated – even going so far as stating he would provide receipts but then he forgot to keep them.
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Mac McQuown: Scammer and one who has stolen valor.
A few months ago I did a blog piece on Leonard Dale “Mac” McQuown, a man from Florida who had been walking across the United States claiming that his good deed was being done for the benefit of homeless veterans. In 2011 McQuown allegedly founded a charitable organization called Operation Walk America. McQuown used the “organization” as a ruse to solicit funds and convert them to personal use when no legally registered 501(c)(3) organization existed. During the course of his “walk” and not so charitable fundraiser he defrauded many, including being at the center of romance scams along the way.
McQuown has no boundaries where his fraud is concerned. If using the plight of homeless veterans is not bad enough, he has also played on the sympathies of individuals who he deceived into believing were donating an Apple iPad to a wounded veteran who was in a wheelchair and paraplegic. As it would turn out, the photograph that he used in which he claimed was that of a paraplegic woman from California, was actually one that he found on the web from 2005. He used the picture for the purpose of defrauding a wounded veterans program. McQuown claimed that the woman had been
Continue reading Public Warning: Scammer Mac McQuown At It Again
I wanted to post an update that McQuown has hung up his shoes and his nefarious walk for “homeless veterans” is over. GOOD! Had he been transparent as he vowed he would and proven that the donations received actually benefited homeless veterans this would have had a different ending.
This is also a reminder to people that when you feel compelled to donate to a charity or organization you should research it first to determine if it is legitimate or not.
Several months ago I was approached by a group of veterans who investigate and expose stolen valor. If you aren’t aware of what stolen valor is – to define it simply is – it is an individual who embellishes his military career or military accomplishments. For the past few years, this group has been trying to put a stop to a walk across America being done under the guise of assisting homeless veterans. Well, actually the mission of the walk has apparently changed over the course of the last 3 years to accommodate and stave off the “haters”. Haters is what McQuown and his “event coordinators” label anyone who speaks out against his alleged fraudulent activity. Generally the “haters” ends up being those kind folks who donated money to Mr. McQuown and later found out that they were duped and that not one dime of any donation received by him has been appropriated to any veterans issues; nor has one dime been financially accounted for when donors have demanded proof of where the funds have gone or were spent.
This post is going to be lengthy so please bear with me but it is important to see all of the evidence and how the puzzle fits together with all of the evidence that is out there. Mr. McQuown is a con-artist and his job is to defraud good people out of their money.
McQuown is a discharged US Marine. He has claimed to have been given a bad conduct discharge and an other than honorable discharge for being absent without leave for over 200 days. Most Marines will tell you that this length of time is considered desertion, but McQuown was never charged with desertion. General consensus is that he was such a shit bird that the Marine Corps just got rid of him on an other than honorable discharge — which is still REALLY bad. McQuown makes a big deal about how or why he wasn’t charged with desertion and that because he wasn’t charged he’s not a “deserter” Tomato, tomato. It’s semantics at this point, and even though he claims that he took his ID card with him and had planned on going back the bottom line is that he left his post unauthorized for over 200 days. He bailed on his duties as a Marine and never looked back until he was forced to deal with it.
Continue reading Leonard Mac McQuown: A Walking Dishonorable Sham
Tonight on Twitter a conversation was going on about missing children and specifically about Elizabeth Johnson, mother of missing 8-month old Gabriel who disappeared nearly three years ago. Some history on the case for those not familiar, but Elizabeth Johnson initially told the baby’s father that she killed Gabriel and dumped him in a trash bin. She later recanted and told police that she gave Gabriel to a couple at a San Antonio, TX park. She never provided the couple’s names and refused to do so during Friday’s hearing where she was sentenced and Gabriel’s body has never been found. It is unlikely that Elizabeth Johnson will ever tell the truth about what happened to her son, and another child joins the ranks of missing in a case that may never be solved.
The conversation turned to how specific groups online pick and choose which high profile case they adopt as their own and oftentimes these people go completely overboard in their “following” of said cases. I have written extensively about the mania within the true crime genre online and the lunatic fringe who “e-adopt” missing and murdered children and carry on as if they were their own child. It’s rather frightening to watch and no doubt there are DSM-IV descriptions for MANY of these people who insert themselves into these cases and go above and beyond batshit.
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I have not said a lot about the Trayvon Martin case because quite frankly, the media is using their giant spoon to stir up a pot of frenzy with their very unbalanced reporting of this news item. I am holding out for the FACTS based on EVIDENCE before forming a strong opinion one way or another. However, I will point out the irresponsible and socially repugnant behavior of one Spike Lee.
Spike Lee has been very vocal regarding where he stands on this case, and had been tweeting heavily. But on March 23rd, he got in over his head. He let his rage take control of his rationale and decided to retweet the home address of what he ASSumed was George Zimmerman’s home address.
The original tweet was sent out by Marcus D. Higgins, @MACCAPONE a 33-year-old Los Angeles man. Lee was one of the people Higgins tweeted to get the word out on March 23 to let millions of viewers in on the big find — George Zimmerman’s home address!! *maybe*.
Higgins began the online version of the lynch mob by tweeting: “@SpikeLee EVERYBODY REPOST THIS George W. Zimmerman, [address removed], Sanford, Florida 32773,” No one bothered to check if Zimmerman really lived there. They were too concerned with getting some peeps over there to do who knows what when they found him. As it turned out, George W. Zimmerman did not live there, but an elderly couple in their 70’s whose youngest son’s name is WILLIAM George Zimmerman. David and Elaine McClain were forced to flee to a hotel to avoid the attention misdirected at their home and in fear for their safety due to the online terrorism aimed at their family because of what amounts to IGNORANCE.
Continue reading Twitter TOS Violator & Harasser
I just read a tweet that I find dripping with irony and am I am truly appalled — first of all that these people are HARASSING an innocent person because his church may or may not have given refuge to the woman they are criminally stalking. Secondly, that church would not have to have chains and no trespassing signs if it were not for the mouth breathers who have the big O at the thought of stringing Casey up and burning her at the stake. What century are we living in, by the way?
Sickening! This case has brought out some of the most low-rent, undesirable shit bags on the internet and they should all be ashamed of themselves for the way they are acting.
For some time I have silently pondered the fact that Bring Kids Home is not all that they have presented themselves as – with all of their ongoing volunteer drama, the refusal to bring to light their financial affairs although they are a nonprofit and are to be fully transparent upon request. But, today…I am convinced that anyone else who gives these tards money deserves to have a hole burnt in their pocket! From their website:
Funds From Florida:
Sadly less then $3,500 was donated by the citizens and the local business community of Florida. The good news is that support is coming in from other states and countries; this demonstrates how Caylee touched the lives of people around the world. We are confident more businesses and organizations from Florida will join us as we work to raise the remaining $50,000. We are surprised that the Orlando Sentinel, Wesh News, Fox, Radio Stations and other media outlets have not donated; while generating big revenue from Caylee’s tragedy. On the bright side a few journalists employed by these companies have personally donated.
No, what this likely means is that the residents of the State of Florida are TIRED of it. Their state attorney’s office WASTED thousands of dollars in a failed prosecution and for years crazy fools have traveled to their state to faux-mourn a child they didn’t know. That is why they only received less than $3500.
Recent Clean Up At The Memorial Site:
Read this Article by Marina Dave outlines the condition of the property and why a major clean up was greatly needed. Unfortunately the bears had become bedding for many different animals and insects. He asks if people visit the property it might be better to leave Flowers; we support that idea. Bring Kids Home has preserved writings and notes for display at memorial events in the future and any items that were in good shape were transferred to other charities for children.
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I watched it today. I am not ashamed to admit i – unlike the shrieking shrews who have spat their vitriol on a million different Facebook pages since the announcement was made. I know damn well that the majority of them were watching the show…just like everyone else. I’m sure if I take a little jaunt over to FB I can find groups where they are all crying about the show, and woe is me…they made money (wrong) and they got Jeeps (wrong), Diarrhea of the keyboard.
The idiocy is truly maddening with these people. However, it is fodder for my amusement. There’s no reason to be that stupid, and I figure as long as they are spouting off about things they know nothing about, I can LMAO at them. The poor stupid dears.
So, about Dr. Phil. I truly feel sorry for the Anthony’s. I cannot imagine going through the trauma that they went through, and to have their personal lives exposed as they were. I know what this feels like. I was the victim of online stalking and harassment and know what people hiding behind the anonymity of their keyboards are capable of. All of these knuckle draggers are going on about how the Anthony’s should do this, and/or should have done that…well, my father used to remind us until you have walked a mile in a man’s moccasins, you really don’t know jack. How does one act when their granddaughter has been murdered? How do you act when your daughter is the main suspect and being accused of the murder? I don’t know and won’t opine on the proper behavior. I don’t think that the thousands of douchenozzles who are obsessed with this case have a clue about proper behavior either. Gee, that’s blatantly apparent by reading their Facebook posts. These people are STOOOOPID! Many of them are not only failures at life, but have some deep parenting issues themselves. There is no manual.
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