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Leo Wanta Update (12-12-06): Who is Michael C. Cottrell?

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Post by Ssmith Sun Feb 04, 2018 5:22 am


Leo Wanta Update: Who is Michael C. Cottrell, MS?

In my last post on the strange story of Leo Wanta, I mentioned one of his co-conspirators, a man named Michael C. Cottrell, who is represented as some sort of financial expert, who is treasurer of Wanta's corporation AmeriTrade Group. Apparently, in search of a $4.5 trillion fortune, Wanta decided to gather the best finance minds in the world to aid him, but rather than obtaining investment bankers from New York, London, or San Francisco, he went to the fianance Mecca of Erie, Pennsylvania, where Cottrell runs a small investment firm named Pennsylvania Investments. His resume is available online here. I looked it up on Hoover's, and apparently it is a real firm, run out of his house, with a total of 3 employees and $300,000 a year in sales. Which would make him a rather low paid investment banker.

After listening to an interview with Cottrell on Greg Szymanski's radio show I finally figured the connection out. Cottrell claims that he found out about Wanta's money while writing his master's thesis in Administration of Justice at Mercyhurst College, a small university in Erie. Cottrell is quite proud of his thesis, titled "Elite Power & Capital Markets", and mentions it often. The letters "MS" also follow his name on just about every mention on-line, like some type of professional designation. One of the conspiracy websites even gives this hilarious endorsement:

That Bush Sr. was 'out of the loop' in respect of Wanta's operations has been specifically reconfirmed by Michael C. Cottrell, M.S., the Executive Vice President and Treasurer of AmeriTrust Groupe, Inc. on page 74 of his classic study 'Elite Power and Capital Markets',13th February 2002, Administration of Justice Department, Mercyhurst College, citing Peter Kornbluh and Malcolm Byrne, 'The Iran-Contra Scandal: The Declassified History', The New Press, New York, 1993, page 410.

I am not sure how a master's thesis written four years ago at an obscure university quite counts as "classic"...

Anyway, now Cottrell is the treasurer of AmeriTrade Group, which according to the Virginia State Corporation Commission was actually incorporated for a filing fee of $50 on May 20th, 2004 with 5,000 shares. Their office is given as that of Stephen D. Goodwin, also listed as a Vice President, who is a lawyer in Richmond. I think they need to do a better job of maintaining the corporation, as they owe $110 in fees and penalties, which as far as I can tell was for being 3 months late filing their annual report.

In the Szymanski interview Cottrell seems to be rather taken by Wanta, and honestly believes he has all this money. He is rather on the paranoid side though. He believes the NSA is intercepting his e-mails and used that to steal a $300 billion deal he had going with DeutscheBank. How a $300,000 a year firm gets that kind of deal, is beyond me.

A similiar story popped up on-line.

US intelligence operatives admitted on 6th December that the National Security Agency (NSA) has been systematically attacking and shutting down the computers of Ambassador Leo Wanta and Michael C. Cottrell, M.S.. In fact the Editor is aware that the NSA has been attacking Mr Cottrell’s computers non-stop since April, this year, if not much earlier. The way this is done, and the use of NSA computer-targeting ops to steal business, are described in the recently published double issue of International Currency Review, which has exposed a great deal of the illegal activity which is now on its last legs. It’s too bad these criminals didn’t clean up their act sooner.

Cottrell, although he does actually appear to have an investment background of some type, still seems to have little idea of what he is talking about. When asked by Szymanski how Wanta's money was able to go from a few billion to $70 trillion in a little over a decade, Cottrell replied that "Interest rates were high in the late 70s and 80s, as much as 14%." Interest rates were in fact, not that high anytime after the mid-80s, and even if he had managed to get this rate, anyone with the most basic understanding of finance would realize it does not compound this quickly. For instance if he started in 1991, even at the extremely high compounding rate of 14%, in order to have $70 trillion in 2006 he still would have had to start with the ridiculous sum of $9.8 trillion, which in 1991 was far more than the US GDP.

I still am not sure what type of scam they are up to, but I will keep my eyes open.


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Post by Ssmith Sun Feb 04, 2018 5:49 am

"Re: Wanta vs. Cottrell" by Brigantine

Anyone who has been in this and paying attention since 2000 or earlier will remember Christopher Story.

Christopher Story wrote a weekly epistle regarding the ongoing struggles between the white hats and the cabal. For a long time, Story was a big proponent of Wanta. Even bailing him out of jail on one occasion. Later, Story turned on Wanta, indicating that Wanta had sold out to the cabal.

Story, who was a Brit, was purportedly murdered while on a visit to NYC. Hard to say, since Story was actually a pseudonym. But, his writings had been preserved by a "good friend" and remained online for some time. They may still be. If nothing else, they are likely still available on the way back machine. His writings from 2004-2006 would be particularly pertinent. Be advised, his prose is difficult. It is work to discern WTF he's actually talking about...

Wanta disappeared for a few years after that. He has since reappeared in the last few years. Self promoter that he is, pimping his book and story in "Eagle One to Wanta."

Me, I believe Al Hodges, who represents Cottrell. Why do I believe Hodges over Wanta? Because Hodges was an associate of Bob Maheu for more than 20 yrs. And like my dad, Maheu believed "Life is just too short to associate with cabbageheads." Maheu was a do business on a handshake kind of guy. And by association, so would Al Hodges be. And that is good enough for me.


"Re: Leo Wanta Update (12-12-06)" by Grateful Gal

From the Late Great Christopher E. H. Story, FRSA:



Recently, I found that some of Christopher Story's Global Intelligence News Reports have been restored to the internet at the link above. His untimely death was shocking to all of us who were loyal fans. Even though these news reports were for the financial world, they were circulated thru the Alternative news communities due to the emerging interest in NESARA at that time. The sudden absence of his genius level scope of knowledge paired with his ascerbic wit left countless readers in grief and shock.

We will never forget you, Christopher. Thank you for tireless dedication to uncovering the truth. I hope you have a front row seat to the ongoing drama and will be delighted to see The Good Guys finally celebrate Victory.

With Eternal Gratitude

Grateful Gal

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(from Grateful Gal)
In other words, Wanta is an interloper.


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Post by Ponee Tue Feb 06, 2018 5:01 am

Man, I sure do miss the good old days.  I would take the old Okie Lies over this stuff.   What is all this craziness ?


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