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The E-Sylum:  Volume 9, Number 6, February 5, 2006, Article 21

PROFFERED LIBERTY DOLLARS LEAD TO ARREST

In recent issues we discussed the Liberty Dollars offered as
an alternate currency by Bernard von NotHaus.   According to a
lengthy article published on the alternative new site
NewsWithViews.com , a man whose daughter offered Liberty
dollars for payment (and paid with U.S. notes when the offer
was refused) found himself pursued as a potential counterfeiter:

"Derby, New York businessman Dan Buczek 55, and 7 family members
and friends were enjoying an evening out like thousands of other
Buffalo, New York area hockey fans on Dec. 26, 2005-cheering their
favorite Buffalo Sabres on to victory over the New York Islanders.

During the course of the evening, Buczek's daughter Amanda and
her boyfriend, Joel Lattuca went to the HSBC refreshment stand
to buy a beer and a hotdog. And that's where the Buczek family
trouble began that evening. Amanda Buczek asked the refreshment
stand vendor if he accepted Liberties..."

Because the vendor did not accept "Liberties," Amanda Buczek
paid for the beer and hot dogs with a Federal Reserve Note. As
Joel Lattuca carried the beverages his girlfriend had just
purchased back to her family, neither realized they were being
followed by off-duty Buffalo Police Detective Edward Cotter.
When Cotter began to interrogate Amanda and Joel about what he
thought might be counterfeit coins, Dan Buczek interjected
himself into the discussion by asking Cotter who he was and
what he wanted with his daughter. Cotter replied that he was
head of security for the HSBC stadium, and he wanted to see
the coin she was trying to use with the concession people."

"I've been looking all over this f*****g stadium for you all
night," Cotter told Shane, adding that he'd received reports
from several vendors at the stadium that people were trying
to buy beer with counterfeit coins-claiming the coins were
worth $100 each. Cotter called the Buffalo police department
for back-up to take the Buczeks into custody. "

To read the complete article, see: Full Story

  Wayne Homren, Editor

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