Friday, October 28, 2005

David Malmo Levine cheats lies steals defrauds

Norm Caoutte was very persistent in his efforts to get me to have a "relationship" with him and in getting me to have sex with him. Okay, I was stupid on many levels, but he told me he was certified infertile and then I got pregnant. Norm claimed he was thrilled. We were now "a couple." I began to believe that he really did care about me and my kids. There is something about saving someones life and nursing someone back to health that sort of bonds you to a person. I thought I could trust him since I had done so much for him. So I decided to invest in this medical marijuana grow. I am low income but for the first time in my life had some $20,000 through a private loan. I must admit that I gave Norm some money before meeting David Malmo Levine. David Malmo Levine called my place frequently to speak to Norm. At some point Norm introduced in person to David Malmo Levine who presented himself as the inspector for or to the Vancouver Compassion Club. This was the clincher for me.

David attempted to "educate" me about the evil US government, the multinational corporations, the big pharmaceutical companies, and the value of organic (it had to be organic) medical marijuana, etc. David's presence as the inspector for or to the Club convinced me that Norm's project was legitimate. So, several months down the road, Norm had taken I'd say about $15,000 dollars of my money for this dream project. He moved into a warehouse and started the infamous grow. And guess what? About that same time, I started to see very, very little of Norm. He had taken about $15,000 of my money. He claimed that he had to work hard down at the warehouse. That was okay with me, for awhile. I must add here that I never expected Norm to be in a traditional relationship with me as the father of his soon to be child. I did, however, expect a fair deal and some support. I was getting "more" pregnant. We were coming up to the $20,000 mark now. He didn't want me down at the warehouse because he said it was under renovation and it would be too uncomfortable for a pregnant woman. When I insisted on the phone that I visit the warehouse he got nasty. And overtime he got nastier. To my horror he began to swear and yell at me over the phone. He'd call me names like "****ing dummy" and "You stupid *****" - and other words that let me know he wasn't someone I wanted to be around in person to hear it. I felt he might smack me around.

I was now anxious to get some money back from the investment so I did not cut off communication. I tried to negotiate with him. At times Norm Caouette would tell me how much he loved me and my children. I was trapped, waiting for a return on my investment, trying to manage his hostile and unpredictable behavior. What kept me hanging on was David Malmo Levine's assurance that despite Norm's temper, all was legitimate. When I asked Norm Caouette (always on the phone) what was happening with the grow, he yelled at me, swore, screamed or said that he had to focus entirely on his work. He yelled that I was stressing him out. He would tell me that I just didn't understand the sensitive nature of his work, the danger that the brave pot activists faced everyday, the security risks, and the hard labor of taking care of the plants. When harvest time came Norm told me that the first crop died of mold, then the second crop died of mold too, then the third crop died of guessed it.. mold. David assured me it has all died of mold too. So he didn't have any money to give me in return for the thousands I'd given him. Norm fully acknowledged that I had saved his life by pulling him out of the homeless camp and funding his dream project. He said he would be able to pay me back soon.

To be continued .............

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Norm was on his third cell phone charged in my name. He never made one single payment on the cell phone bills. I started to get calls from creditors because I couldn't pay the bills. I started to worry that there would be no money to buy items for when the baby was born. If I brought this up to Norm he would tell me that money was coming soon. I now know that during this time Norm was conning people out of money - thousands of dollars - it's estimated that in the years 2003 -2004 NORMAN EDWARD CAOUETTE conned disabled people worldwide out of thousands of dollars. In fact, he was getting thousands of dollars from his grow as well as LARGE AMOUNTS from conning other disabled people out of their money in this phony investment scam!!!! My children and I saw none of it. I did not know Norm and David were running a scam. When I had the baby Norm left me at the hospital without even a car seat to bring the baby home. For those of you that don't know, you can't leave hospital without a vehicle for transportation, and you can't take the baby home without a car seat. Norm didn't care. But that scummy behavior was not the worst of it, this guy is so ****ing disgusting it defies imagination. .

I would call David Malmo Levine and ask what to do because it seemed I had lost any control or ability to even visit or receive any pay back for the help I had given these men. At some point David Malmo Levine's story changed. I was told that they now had permission from Hilary to run a second outlet for the Vancouver Compassion Club. I asked David, "David, is it true that Hilary gave Norm permission to run an afterhours club for the Compassion Club?" David said, "Yes." He was always short and curt with me, now I know it is because he wanted to get off the phone because it was a scam and troublesome for him to offer many details.

It all blew apart for them when my mother emailed the Compassion Club. My mother was angry that her grandchildren had been, in her perception, robbed by Norm. She couldn't stand it anymore and sent an angry email to the Compassion Club. We quickly learned from the club that Norm was not allowed within a 100,000 feet of the Compassion Club. As well, David Malmo Levine was not the inspector of the club, as we'd been led to believe by Norm and David. We learned that David did not have a neutral role - he was Norm's business partner! Whether he intended it or not, (he claims not) David lent credibility that Norm would not otherwise have and enabled Norm to get people to invest. David met with all the investors that Norm brought to the scam. The people who were conned were predominantly women with disabilities.

The most horrifying part is that this year my by now nine year old daughter began to have an anxiety disorder. She has now disclosed that Norman Edward Caouette molested her while he was in my home. We have contacted the RCMP and we are going forward with a complaint. It is awful - but we are attempting to stay healthy minded for the sake of my daughter who needs our love and support.

During the time I still believed that David Malmo Levine was the inspector for the Compassion Club I would call David for help. As I say, he was always irritated by my calls. If I complained he would put the responsibility on me for being abused. He told me that obviously I must have some sort of personal boundary problem to be involved with a brute like Norm. Yet, at the same time he would convince me that the project was real. I now know it was all a scam.

To be continued .........

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After Hilary informed me that it was a scam I started to go through the cell phone bills that Norm had charged in my name. I found disabled people as far away as Saskatchewan, Florida and Alabama who had come to Vancouver and invested in the scam. I learned that Norm had committed a sexual assault in Saskatchewan while traveling there to (mis)represent the Vancouver Compassion Club to investors. A well respected activist there had warned David Malmo Levine about Norm Caouette's behavior while in Saskatchewan, never once suspecting that David was in on the scam too. Of course David never related any of this information to the disabled women who he met with Norm to scam money from in the coming months. Also, I learned that all the old-timers in the Cannabis movement were well aware that Norm Caouette was a scam artist. Norman Caouette is a "known" in the community and anyone with any knowledge of the industry knows to stay away from him. He had helped David to set up David's club years before and that club was robbed several times and finally busted as a result of Norm and David's rip offs.

It also seems that David and Norm were informing on people. I spoke to a man in the US who told me that he came to Vancouver to invest in the scam. Like all the other investors he met Norm and David. Soon after he went to return to the US he had washed, cleaned his car, washed again, and showered several times before crossing the border. Mysteriously, the border guards stopped him and told him that they knew he had been dealing pot in Vancouver. The border guards could find no evidence but claimed that they could tell he had been smoking pot with his toe nail clippers. The man assures me this was never the case. The poor guy was transported 100 kilometers or so and jailed. He has a restriction from returning to Canada now. He thinks that Norman Caouette and David Malmo Levine informed on him. As well, growers and helpers were busted throughout the project. One guy got busted soon after police visited Norm Caouette. By this time there were about ten people trying to get the grow op busted. The police did not take down Norm's grow such as it was(and it was a pathetic grow despite all the money being invested) and quietly left him alone, but soon after the police busted a very tight security bigger grow belonging to one of the people who had helped Norm. So you do the math on that kind of activity. It is clear to me that someone was informing to save their own pathetic disgusting ass. I now know that Norm Caouette has a reputation of doing that very thing. He lives in the shadows because there are so many irate people after him. That is in fact why he was living in a homeless camp, he was hiding out.

We have since learned that Norman Caouette molested my eight year old daughter while he was in my home. The police investigation has so far revealed multiple victims of his abuse. To this day David Malmo Levine offers no explanations, no apologies, and describes Norman Caouette as the sole perpetrator and a "mixed blessing" to the movement. In contrast, Marc Emery has stated to me in his own words, "There is no doubt that David enabled Norm to mislead you, I just can't figure out why."

I have some thoughts on why David would help Norm to scam people. Either he did it for profit or because he is an undercover narc. There are simply no other explanations.

Oh, and there is one other reason why David is a scam artist. In case you had not heard, since so many of us do not read legal transcripts, prohibition was over on Terry Parker Day 2003. The courts may continue to act as if prohibition is still the law, but they are not the only scammers behaving as though prohibition was still the law. They get a lot of help from the profiteers.

I do believe there are good people out there working to support the cause with accountability to family and community. This post is meant for all those people. FREEDOM HAS NOTHING TO FEAR FROM THE TRUTH.