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ICOA – Crunch Gyms Dispatch
November 14, 2020
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Crunch Gyms media coverage
&

On a lighter note (considering the times?)

A few ‘dispatches’ from our people/staff &
their current experiences with Crunch Gyms Members ….  !

Crunch Gyms soldiers on in the face of another shut down. 
This newscast depicts the situation as it is viewed from our front line people.
The very fact that their position is deemed ‘newsworthy’ is notable.
Small business is being decimated and those that are left (as in the case of our Crunch Gyms) in dealing with rulings that inflict further challenges, respond with optimism and enlightened ingenuity.
The particular ‘slant’ this media story seemed to imply is that, with all this, there is absolutely no helpful language (let alone action) from those who hand down the rulings – in support of these people and their business(s 
Well – news coverage is a start! 
If media finds our particular case interesting enough then it may be that we could begin to receive some recognition and perhaps even consideration of the kind of support that is available elsewhere?
We are not looking for a handout. Rather, we would just appreciate a hand!

To view the news cast  – please click on the button below?
Crunch Gyms media coverage Nov 13th

Investors:  

Jeff Clark wanted to share with you a little bit of the flavor we have been dealing with at the in-club level.  This is intended to be a somewhat light-hearted look at some incidents at our clubs over the past few weeks, rather than a serious update on the clubs.  But the incidents do show the attitudes and odd behaviors we have been dealing with as we try to get through this mess.

When the clubs were recently allowed to re-open for the second time, members were required to wear masks while working out.  This was a departure from the first re-opening, when members only had to wear masks when going in and out of the gym.  We have had several clubs where members call the police because another member wasn’t wearing a mask inside.  Of course, we have also had several members call the police because members were forced to wear a mask stating a violation of their constitutional rights.

We had a member ask another member to wear his mask, and upon seeing him again without a mask, the first member grabbed a cleaning spray bottle and squirted the other guy in the face with it.

We are required by the state to do symptom-screening and take member temperatures upon entry.  We use a very fast thermometer that doesn’t even have to touch skin.  We had a member call the police on us because our front desk staff took his temperature.  Another member claimed that the thermometer too closely resembled a gun and could cause him PTSD.

At one of our clubs, we received a written six page letter from a member demanding that we stop all COVID precautions but also demanding that we indemnify him if he gets infected.  This member now emails our club manager every day.

We have had members break into our pool while it was roped off, and once while we were shut down, we had a naked man take a swim in our outdoor pool before he was caught by security.

We had a member call one of our club general managers “a part of the Nazi regime with her hand on the button killing millions of Jews” for reminding him to wear his mask indoors.  

We had a member call one of our staffers a racist because he reminded the member to wear his mask.  We have heard “I hate you” and “F— off!”  from members in response to these reminders. 

We had a member call the police because one of the personal trainers had his make pulled down below his nose in the gym.  The police arrived at our club, and everyone (except the member who called) knew and acknowledged that it was a total waste of time, energy, and resources. This is just a little flavor of what our folks “on the ground” have seen on a regular basis this year.  We appreciate your ongoing support, and know that we are fighting the good fight here.  One of our clubs will be featured again tomorrow on KUSI news at kusi.com to showcase what our Crunch gyms are going through and to promote the opening of our outdoor facility on site.

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The Las Vegas Golden Knights
November 13, 2020
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The Las Vegas Golden Knights Players are a wonderful addition to the Las Vegas Community.  They are great ambassadors. 

Bill Foley on the other hand is a disgrace.  He misleads local hockey fans when he needed their support and then moves to “screw” local season ticket holders.  

Foley shows his true character of who he really is in this video.

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Lathigee vs British Columbia Securities Commission/Well Fargo apology etc
November 3, 2020
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Friends and Family,

Please see the attached lawsuit (filed on Friday) vs the British Columbia Securities Commission (BCSC).   

This lawsuit explains the illegal seizure, including the theft of 56 one ounce gold coins (not accounted for by the BCSC in their documentation of the seizure). 

In addition, despite perpetuating the lie for years, there has been zero evidence I have had any personal benefit when my company collapsed (in Canada) as a result of the ‘subprime mortgage’ crisis of 2008/9. 

The fact is – I was wiped out and lost more than anyone else within my investment group.

The complaint shows that proper protocols were not followed by the BCSC during the seizure.

It also outlines deliberate malice perpetrated by the BCSC in conducting the seizure, which occurred on the same day of my mother’s funeral – when I was due to deliver the eulogy.  

Not only was opposing counsel notified of my mothers condition (through proper channels) that I was in Canada in the days before her death (in Canada because I had to produce documents per a BCSC demand subpoena) but I had also notified them that I was working on it ‘under difficult circumstances’ in the face of her obvious & impending death.

The BCSC, then fully aware of my mother’s illness and subsequent death, and regardless of it, proceeded with the seizure.

One would have hoped for some small modicum of decency to prevail, even if for only one day, yet the BCSC proceeded with its agenda.

Then, in taking my cell phone during the seizure, BCSC’s legal counsel, Matt Pruitt, refused to return the phone, wilfully denying me the ability to, (not only be in contact with my family during that day but also) deliver the eulogy which my family expected – albeit by phone (which, given the pressures I was under, they understood). 

My family, aware of the unending and unlawful tactics resorted to by the BCSC were left further distressed on a day of our mutual grief as to what must be going on to have resulted in my “no show”. 

Subsequent to the seizure “contrived” news articles caused banks to shut down accounts belonging to my wife and myself. 

In fact some time ago Wells Fargo sent an apology letter stating there was no fraud in my wife’s account and sent her a check for $150 in compensation.  

I also received 2 similar letters and checks for $150 each and Wells Fargo followed up a few times to ensure the checks were cashed.  I assume this is because, if we cashed the checks, it is an acceptance of settlement.  My wife and I will not cash these checks.  I want to leave the legal door open to hold the banks accountable when I am through this.

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Dear Family and Friends,
October 19, 2020
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With the election only a few weeks away there are definitely some trades that will make money.   Attached in the webinar below are a  few of my ideas.    I am confident some of them will pay off.   Good trading!!

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Mike tackles the BLM Movement
September 9, 2020
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In this video Mike does not hold back.
Referring to a grouping (first identified by a former President – but now with a new ‘spin’) he talks about The Silent Majority.  
He discusses what this group of Americans either refuse or are afraid to state.   
He continues to tackle his concerns with the Black Lives Matter Movement, affirmative action programs and why the 2nd Amendment must be preserved in order to keep an overzealous government in check.   
He finishes by discussing the fact that the Democratic Party has had a long history of the support of slavery and that the efforts of the BLM really should be directed at changing the name of that party. 
As ever, he offers not only these challenges but also shares a vision of the options we could avail ourselves of – towards a more equitable America for everyone.

Members,
Please see the intro to Mike’s newest presentation.  

This talk was sent to a conservative think tank group and already has over 1000 views and many thumbs up.   We think this is an important message to communicate and if you agree please share this video with others and post on your social media.  

It is time for the ‘silent majority’ to be heard!

Click here to view the original video with over 1k views youtube.

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ICOA – Meeting  – August 26 at Ahern Hotel / Video / Mike Lathigee on Gold & Silver
September 3, 2020
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The ICOA meeting  – August 26
at the Ahern Hotel.


Below is a link to the video of the Mike Lathigee UPDATE
on Gold and Silver

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Mike Lathigee updates members on Gold and Silver positioning

Mike provides an understanding or what to do right now in order to position oneself in these turbulent times.

From physical possession to ETF’s to more aggressive strategies he details specific ‘plays’.

He also advises on what to watch for, stay away from
& how to maximize on market fluctuations.

To view this video please click on the button below

ICOA Meeting August 26 at Ahern Hotel / Mike Lathigee on Gold and Silver

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Mike Lathigee on BCSC and Recent Press | Michael Lathigee $16 Million Judgment
August 18, 2020
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Mike Lathigee has a strong following of club members across America. Recently the British Columbia Securities Commission domiciled a judgment against Mr Lathigee for $16 million. In this video Mr Lathigee fully discloses what happened in Canada and updates members on what is happening in the case. In addition, you will learn all the details of Mr Lathigee projects in Nevada and the track record to date. Michael “Mike” Lathigee fully transparent on BCSC ruling, recent coverage on the Review Journal and his participation in the Investment Club of America.

Please see attached youtube link with over 6000 views
CLICK HERE TO VIEW IT ON YOUTUBE

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ICOA – A message from the desk of Mike Lathigee
August 9, 2020
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Members,

The last week I have received more than the regular number of communications (from members) on what to do with respect to the huge run up in gold and silver prices. 

As members are well aware “I have been screaming at the top of my lungs” for the last year and especially in January when I provided guidance for members – to hold at least 10% of your total net worth in gold and silver – and consider bringing that up to 20% of your total net worth. I have gone into great detail, at many club meetings regarding the fundamentals of gold and silver and why there were compelling reasons for investors to ‘get positioned’.   Based on the communications I am getting – many of you listened – and congratulations!

Many of you are invested in gold and silver stocks and ETFs – which have doubled or tripled your money since January.   So, the common question is what do I do now?

It is never bad to take some profit.   The gold and silver market has moved up very quickly and this will be a trend that continues for the foreseeable future.   However, at this stage consider taking out your original capital and let “the house money ride”.  

We will see a consolidation period and then – buying again on the sell off is prudent.    

So my quick feedback to members is IT IS OK TO TAKE PROFITS NOW – AND YOU SHOULD TAKE PROFITS.  If you have doubled this position in your portfolio then sell half and sit in cash and wait for a consolidation period. 

CONGRATULATIONS TO ALL MEMBERS WHO FOLLOWED CLUB GUIDANCE AND TOOK ACTION STEPS!

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July 14 meeting Video 4 Guest Speaker Mark Skousen / Hosted by Mike Lathigee and ICOA
August 5, 2020
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Economist Mark Skousen. Guest Speaker

Mark Skousen, Ph. D., editor of Forecasts & Strategies, is a nationally known investment expert, economist, university professor and author of more than 25 books. In July 2018 Dr Skousen was awarded the inaugural Triple Crown in Economics for his work in economic theory, history and education, and has been identified as one of the 20 most influential living economists.  

Read the Full article here!

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July 14 meeting / Guest Speaker Jo Ann Skousen / Hosted by Mike Lathigee and ICOA
August 1, 2020
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Jo Ann Skousen – Guest Speaker
Founding Director
Anthem Film Festival
Jo Ann Skousen is the co-producer of FreedomFest and the founding director of the Anthem Libertarian Film Festival. She also serves as the entertainment editor and chief reviewer of Liberty magazine (www.libertyunbound.com) and teaches English literature and composition at Chapman University and Sing Sing Correctional Facility, where she has encountered some of the finest students of her teaching career. She is featured in the HBO documentary Zero Percent, about Sing Sing’s college program (www.zeropercentfilm.com). Jo Ann has a master’s degree in English literature from University of Florida, and has taught English at Rollins College in Florida, Mercy College in New York, and Chapman University in California. Jo Ann is also the author of Matriarchs of the Messiah: Valiant Women in the Lineage of Jesus Christ, which offers a bold new perspective on women in the Bible as intelligent, courageous problem-solvers who used their agency to make wise and often clever choices. 

Joanne does a great job of addressing the current civil rights movement and her thoughts on the Black Lives Movement.   Joanne is a huge advocate for making a positive difference but what is so amazing is that her well meaning intentions can be misperceived as racist.  Things have become crazy!

Joanne is an advocate for making a better world and in her scholarly manner she addresses what is happening with today’s civil rights movement and many of the dangers in this current movement.   Joanne discusses similar historic civil rights movements and then points out the limitations of the BLM movement, that the BLM movement is ‘political’ and while she agrees with the BLM as she describes it in “small letters” she takes the stand that the BLM in “Capital Letters” is an organization that every American must be concerned about.

There are old customs that are under siege as we are in lock down. We are missing out on many events that are key to maintaining our culture. Habits are being replaced with overeating, drinking too much which is leading to depression.   Freedom of Speech and Freedom of Assembly are no longer American Rights.   Even hateful speech must be allowed in this environment and now many forms of speech as now being attacked as Hate Speech. She points out that – In the same way as someone can write an opinion that involves hate we have the right to disagree and express our own opinion as to why we do not agree.  But we cannot take away the Right of Free Speech.
The mask is a sign of executive power going too far.  We are losing our personal liberties, which is what America is founded upon.  The laws are changing daily, and she describes it as psychological torture.  It is causing confusion and depression. Lockdowns are meant to force people into compliance. It is time to reclaim our Freedom.
Joanne does an incredible job on outlining that Americans must realize we are losing our Freedom and that power-hungry Governors are repressing citizen freedoms.   This meeting was a strong voice that we must not comply, and Liberty and Freedom must be protected and fought for by all Americans.
“Persuade Americans and don’t force us” was her message.
After Joanne speaks Mike Lathigee asks – how is it that a person like Joanne, who deeply cares for humanity and is on the front lines helping people, can be called a racist? Then Mike discusses the insincerity of corporate and high-profile individuals who support BLM due to compliance to pressure rather than what they really believe.
Mike does express one positive aspect of the BLM moment which is – much needed changes to the judicial system. Those charged with Federal Crimes are bullied into taking a pleas bargain deal -even if they are innocent.  Judges will rule routinely in favor of their ‘employer’ (the government) as they do not want to “rock the boat”. Overzealous prosecutors have been known to withhold information that can vindicate a defendant.   Mike uses Lori Laughlin as a great example of the governments bully tactics.

ICOA July 14 meeting video 3 Jo Ann Skousen
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A message from the desk of Mike Lathigee.
July 28, 2020
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Members,

As you are all aware – for the last year, and especially since January, I have been telling members to increase your gold/silver holdings to at least 10% of your total net worth. 

I then encouraged members (based on the ‘fundamentals’ as well as what is happening globally) to increase that position to 20% of your net worth.  This guidance is documented in many club meetings and writings that have been sent to members.  Historic articles and videos can be found at mikelathigee.com and the club website. 

So the question now is – What do I do right now to make money?   Well I have stated on numerous occasions that silver moves very violently up and down.   Since March, it has skyrocketed from $14 to today over $24 an ounce.   Many of the silver and gold mining stocks have doubled or tripled during this same time.    For those who still do not have exposure to gold or silver I would suggest to take a position. The main reason is – I see continued weak US economic performance, which is very bullish for gold and silver – due to a weakening US dollar.    I also believe a position in an ETF that focuses on gold and silver mining companies has much more upside potential than an ETF that simply focuses on the spot price of silver.  

Platinum is the next precious metal that I see having an opportunity to move (it is ‘lagging’ for now).   At some point, I believe platinum will catch up to gold.  I will keep you posted. 

One of the main reasons I remain so focused on gold and silver is because of the non stop printing of money by the Feds while corporations have leveraged their balance sheets from 3 trillion in 2005 to $71 trillion today.  In that same period US companies have spent over $6 trillion on share buy backs  instead of investing in the business and share buy backs create no economic benefit except inflate share prices and make executives rich. 

Precious metals will continue to move up due to the the following factors – ongoing financial crisis, negative US Treasury yields, a flood of ‘quantitative easing’ by central banks, fiat currency debasement, zero to negative official interest rates, out of control government spending, huge global debt, a weakening US dollar & the risks of hyperinflation. Not in the last several decades have all these factors happened all at the same time making gold and silver so attractive. 

I know my message has been the same for a long time and those who listened are seeing massive gains through taking past action but it is not too late. 

I believe silver will continue to move up much faster than gold – with wild consolidation periods.  Industrial demand for silver remains strong. More than 100 silver mines around the world are closed due this ‘covid’ phenomenon and now there is unprecedented strong demand for silver coins.  In addition, when I was looking at historical data, silver peaks before gold and it does ‘moves’ that are significantly more dramatic both upward and then downward.   As I watch CNBC today, (July 28) the main story all day has been the bullish run on gold and silver – as the masses take some profits along the way and enjoy the ride.  We were a year ahead of the masses in our conversations about gold and silver. 

For those of you holding now – a large position in gold and silver – I believe we will continue to see the move upward but expect consolidation periods along the way which will open up for new buying opportunities.    Silver is always of particular concern when investors hold it because it moves up and down faster than any other commodity I have seen.  It is for that reason that – for those holding a silver position – it is good to take profits along the way.  I believe silver has much more room to run however. Taking some profit in your silver mining companies, silver ETFs etc. makes sense at above $23.5 an ounce.   I suggest take about 10% profits on your silver holdings now and stay long the rest of the position.  For more conservative investors you might take more profits at this time.  

Despite the uncertainty in the markets, the ‘LVIC Fund’ continues to perform and 350k of 2 million was allocated into the stock market.  In less than 60 days that 350k has increased to over 450k.   In addition, a few of the private placements that manager / member Praveen has overseen are now engaged in additional financings at higher prices than those when we became involved. 

In the oil project – Mark and Paul are in an incredibly strong cash position and that bodes well for all involved.   Their prudent management style of sound negotiation and buying at a massive discount will pay off in volumes to all those involved.  At the moment the team is deep into negotiation on an acquisition target.

Our largest project led by Jeff Clark is being masterfully managed.  You all received an update that he is now leading the industry by moving his gyms outside.   We are already seeing a influx of new gym members who  were unable to work out anywhere else; however, he is juggling regulations and with only one outdoor gym opened so far he is working on the others to try to get results and generate income.  I have said it many times in the past and will say it again – Jeff will ensure we see our way through this difficult time and I am confident we will prosper and have several new opportunities because of the many other gyms going out of business.  This is a testament to Jeff’s capability as many other entities are either gone or will not make it. 

I took some “heat’ after our last club meeting from “Big Brother” for having an event that was in excess of 50 people and no face masks.   Big brother is watching and I am doing my best to keep up communications and balance it with regulations.      

What I see in the coming months is tremendous opportunities in the stock market and the beaten up commodities sector as a result of a weak US dollar because commodities are priced in US dollars.   I am looking at specific sectors that I believe will be beneficiaries.  In the early 2000s, I oversaw a $1 million investment in uranium stocks at under $8 a pound that skyrocketed to over $120 a pound and many investors made huge sums of money by investing in the portfolio and investing on their own following my teachings.    I believe there is potential again and I will update members as I see opportunities.  

In addition, many parts of the commercial real estate industry are in a shambles.   In about a year I believe we, as club members, will be looking at “bottom feeding” at cap rates that will be better than we saw in the residential real estate in 2010. These are just my quick thoughts on this week and as we prepare for the upcoming opportunities. With a solid track record of success – please share this narrative with friends and associates and post on your social media.   By growing our membership base, it will allow us to look at larger deals with less competition. It will be several months – but it is prudent we start to grow our membership base and all members will benefit with extra buying power. 

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Lathigee expresses concerns about Black Lives Matter Movement
July 26, 2020
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I wanted to follow up a little more on my handle on BLM after our interaction yesterday and why I take issue with BLM and communicating at the same time I support racial equality but not by bully means of BLM.

With regard to Black Lives Matter, one thing that I will say for them is that they were brilliant in naming their group, because this means that, if you disagree with them, they can say that you do not believe that black lives matter, simply because that is the name of their group. It would be like if I created a group and called it “The Sky Is Blue.” It could stand for all sorts of nonsense, but, simply because of its name, if you disagree with it, I could then say that you do not believe that the sky is blue. While this sounds crazy, I have seen it over and over again; whenever people denounce the Black Lives Matter group, those people are then condemned as racist for supposedly believing that black lives do not, in fact, matter (again, just because that happens to be the name of the group).

Furthermore, the Black Lives Matter group has little to do with the protection of black lives (even putting aside all other lives, which deserve just as much protection, one would think). The Black Lives Matter group certainly has not been protecting black business owners from violent rioters. They do not seem to care about black victims of gangs and violent crime, since defunding the police will mean more such victims. (Maybe they would be more honest if they called themselves CERTAIN Black Lives Matter, but I suppose that it does not have the same ring to it.)

Instead, the Black Lives Matter group seems to stand for anarchy, violence, and the total destruction of the freest society in history. In addition, they have even taken several stances against Israel, the only free country in the Middle East, one where minority rights are enshrined in the law and protected by the police — in fact, the Israel Police just swore in its newest cops, which included both an Orthodox Jewish man and a religiously observant Muslim woman; there is no other country in the Middle East where that has happened. I suppose that this is consistent with the Black Lives Matter group’s goal of destroying free societies.

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Lathigee expresses concerns about Black Lives Matter Movement
July 24, 2020
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In the video below (beginning at 31 minutes) Mike address ‘head on’ his concerns with the
Black Lives Matter Movement.  

He does not hold back with his support of
“All Lives Matter”
and articulates the short comings of the BLM movement – with no clear message or leadership  

When Mike said to people prior to the meeting that one of his topics would be “All Lives Matter” people said
“are you crazy Mike?”.    

Mike has stated – he will not be bullied by the BML movement and goes on to convey his position that so many politicians, business leaders and celebrities are cowards – unwilling or unable to stand up and be counted.

It is sickening that people can be called racists for saying
“All Lives Matter”.  
Mike goes on to state that he believes we are being bullied by the BLM Moment and when he asked if the BLM movement uses bully tactics and if people were concerned with this approach every hand in the room was raised.. 
It is the silent majority that is afraid to speak up – but Mike did not hold back.  


In addition, Mike gives guidance on how to best “play” the current investing environment.
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Economic Outlook and Challenges with the Black Lives Movement
July 15, 2020
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­­Members,

In approximately a dozen articles (that I have written since January) I have guided members to increase their position in gold and silver to at least 10% of your net worth.  For those who listened gold hit a 9 year high last week and silver is showing strength and is in a break out pattern to go higher.

I want to remind members that during the January club meeting ‘Economic Outlook for 2020’ I discussed (for 90 minutes – which is on video) that, although not likely, a Recession was possible and one of the 3 major reasons I discussed was a possible pandemic – long before it was being reported in the news.

In addition, in April I told members when the oil futures market went ‘negative’ to load up on oil ETFs and then sell when it hit $40 a barrel. 

For those who listened and followed (and some of you did it) – is very likely you saw a doubling in value of your investments.

Read the full article below.

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British Columbia Securities Expert Witness Admits Mike Lathigee Had No Personal Gain When His Company Collapsed During Subprime Mortgage Crisis!
July 14, 2020
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For more than a decade it has been falsely reported in the media that — in a ruling by the British Columbia Securities Commission (BCSC) against Mike Lathigee — he had amassed personal gains as a result of the collapse of his company.

‘That is not the case, I owned more shares and options than any other investor and when my company collapsed, I lost more than anyone else, I was quite simply — wiped out’, said Lathigee.



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