Monday, July 13, 2015

Scam alert?

Is there a scam going on down in Hattiesburg, the Coast, and Florida?  Facebook is alight with messages alleging former Democrat operative Richard Buckman has engaged in some dealings that some claim are not exactly ethical.  Dane Maxwell posted these messages on his Facebook page and gave permission to JJ to publish them.  Mr. Maxwell is the President of CMV Investigations and was once a MDOT enforcement officer as well as a Chief of Staff for a Public Service Commissioner.

This is apparently an email someone posted.  The signature is interesting. 

Mr. Buckman signs off as being an employee of Capital Resources.  One must wonder if he is playing off the name of Capitol Resources Group in Jackson.  The company is considered the top lobbying firm in Mississippi.  It is owned by Henry Barbour and Clare Hester.  The company uses an "o" instead of an "a" in "Capitol".  Interesting that Mr. Buckman would use a name that only differs by one letter from the top lobbying firm in the state.  Someone also apparently created a website dedicated to him.    It appears he was indeed convicted for tax evasion and served several months in federal prison.   The U.S. Attorney for the Southern District of Mississippi issued this press release in 2009:

Gulfport, Miss - U.S. Attorney Dunn Lampton, and Michael J. DePalma, Special Agent in Charge of the Internal Revenue Service-Criminal Investigation, New Orleans Field Office, announced that RICHARD K. BUCKMAN, age 40, of Gulfport, was sentenced today by U.S. District Judge Sul Ozerden to serve 8 months in federal prison for willfully failing to file federal income tax returns for 2002 and 2003. Buckman was also ordered to pay restitution in the amount of $187,714.81 and to perform 80 hours of community service.

Buckman was indicted by a federal grand jury on September 12, 2007 on charges of willfully failing to file federal income tax returns for 2000, 2001, 2002, and 2003, in violation of Title 26, United States Code, Section 7203. According to the indictment, Buckman received gross income of almost one million dollars during the four tax years covered by the indictment, and failed to file in any of those years even though he was required by law to do so. On February 27, 2008, Buckman pled guilty to two counts of willfully failing to file federal income tax returns.

"Today's sentence proves that the legal system works. People who intentionally fail to file required federal tax returns subject themselves to severe civil and criminal penalties. Our tax system treats this offense seriously, since willful non-compliance increases the tax burden for the vast majority of our citizens who fully meet their tax obligations. IRS Criminal Investigation will continue to work to uphold the public's trust in our nation's system of voluntary compliance,” stated IRS CI Special Agent in Charge Michael J. DePalma.

U.S. Attorney Lampton commended the investigative efforts of the Special Agents of the Internal Revenue Service, Criminal Investigation. The case was prosecuted by Assistant United States Attorney Mike Hurst.

JJ posted two columns by Mr. Buckman last year.  They were The Fall of the House of Bennie
and Channeling Art Bell.


Anonymous said...

On social media you are a scam victim just waiting for the scam.

Anonymous said...

Anyone who knows this guy can't be surprised.

Anonymous said...

I thought Q Dawg ran the top lobbying firm in Mississippi. This story says Henry and Clare are #1. Kingfish, you must be mistaken?!?

Anonymous said...

1:43, is that you, Chip?

Anonymous said...

Buckman ran Ronnie Shows' campaign when he ran for Congress! Sleezebag!

Middle Man Speaks said...

Kingfish: I think you should give the man the benefit of the doubt. In what you posted, he says it's all in his past and he really wants to go out with you. Please reconsider.

Anonymous said...

Is the the same Richard K Buckman that wrote the article about Benny Thompson and posted on Jackson Jambalaya in May of 2014?

Anonymous said...

4:34 now that is funny

Kingfish said...

Why don't you read the post and find out?

Following Along said...

At whom is the question at 5:58 directed.

Lavigne said...

I am the guy who started

I haven't had time to update it recently but he resurfaced out of nowhere over the summer promising to pay back the tens of thousands of dollars he owes me and my friends here in Austin, Texas. Luckily the site seems to have prevented him from getting too far down the road with the folks in Florida.

He was claiming to have gotten an advance on a book he's writing. he sent me a dozen or so chapters of it. I'll post them all to the website when i get a chance.

my contact info is there if you want to send me more info on his scams. i'll get around to posting them over the holidays probably.

Anonymous said...

Can someone please tell me more information about this guy? I have a friend who is dating him! Clearly she has no idea!

Lavigne said...

Feel free to reach me via the www website.your friend's finances are at great risk.

Anonymous said...

I know where he lives if anyone of yall need to know to get ur money back.

Anonymous said...

YES!!! Please post his address! Thank you so much!

Lavigne said...

His newest scam is called resolute strategies

Anonymous said...

I need his address.

Anonymous said...

He supposedly lives in Nazhville and is CEO of SandCastle Entertainmemt. He friended me years ago and I didn't know him. He was a car salesman on the coast but he apparently found me through all our mutual "political" friends. I noticed he had these kept bragging about the grandeur things- writing books, pics of stars and saying he was their "friend/buddy", his experience as a political operative to all these politicians, etc. he then started commenting on these "friends" in politics on news websites. I asked some of our mutual friends that he was commenting about and they said they never heard of him. His 2nd "fiancé" in 6 months must have found him out and dumped him and he was off social media for a while and reamerged as the CEO of SandCastle and "lives" in Nashville. I don't believe any of it. His Sandcastle FB page only has one review and no singers signed. He's up to something again. I don't think he's in Naxhville either.
He's been arrested more times than the article

Anonymous said...

He's currently in Austin TX.

Anonymous said...
Now goes by Richard Keith. Says he has a private jet as well.

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