IRS Intelligence Analyst John Fry Charged With Leaking Cohen Financial Records to Creepy Porn Lawyer…

You might remember back in May 2018 when sketchy porn lawyer Michael Avenetti was releasing U.S. Treasury notifications on Michael Cohen received from an unknown source within the Treasury Department [See Here].  You might also remember when New Yorker’s Ronan Farrow wrote a sympathetic article after talking to the leaking treasury official [See Here].

As a result the Treasury Inspector General began an investigation.

John C. Fry, 54, was an intelligence analyst with the IRS’s law enforcement arm in San Francisco.

According to the North California U.S. Attorney’s Office (full pdf below) after searching for IRS activity reports related to Michael Cohen, Mr. Fry shared the information with creepy porn lawyer Michael Avenatti and was also a source for Ronan Farrow.

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CTH NOTES – There’s more here than currently surfacing…. I’m not sure what it is, but if you review the left-wing granular reporting carefully, (CNN HERE), there’s a bigger story hiding under the umbrella of this one.

The IRS has an Obama-era history of being weaponized by political activists inside the organization in concert with the Eric Holder’s DOJ.  The location of this story; plus a reminder that Eric Holder was hired by the State of California as their legal counsel; plus the participant Mr. Fry failing to accept a plea deal; equals: there’s someone/something larger attached to this story.  It just doesn’t past the initial review ‘sniff test’.

VIA CNN – […] The bank transactions of Cohen became public last May when Avenatti posted a memo online outlining numerous payments to Cohen from a company linked to a Russian oligarch, pharmaceutical giant Novartis, AT&T, which owns CNN, and others.

Fry’s hearing date was pushed back several times as federal prosecutors were engaged with Fry’s attorney on plea negotiations, according to a person familiar with the talks. As of Thursday, Fry declined to plead to felony charges in exchange for probation.

As a result, prosecutors will seek an indictment of Fry on February 28, this person said, and are expected to seek two additional charges, including misuse of a Social Security number and misuse of a government computer. (link)

The professional leftist media is reporting on the story, but there’s just something missing.

Remember, Avenatti also received the tax records of the wrong Michael Cohen, a random guy in Canada was caught up in the original issue. The affidavit reveals that John C. Fry, placed several phone calls to Avenatti before and after he accessed Suspicious Activity Reports (SARs) filed by Cohen’s banks with the Treasury Department.

[Via Daily Caller] … Avenatti, the attorney of record for Stormy Daniels, had posted a dossier of Cohen’s financial reports on May 8, 2018. Those records showed that Cohen received payments from several companies, including Novartis and AT&T, as well as a company associated with Viktor Vekselberg, a Russian oligarch. (read more)

Mr. Fry is not the only Treasury Department employee who has previously engaged in leaking financial information relating to President Trump affiliates.

Back in October 2018 a U.S. Treasury employee named Natalie Mayflower Sours-Edwards was arrested and charged with leaking to numerous reporters multiple financial reports about suspicious financial transactions related to: Paul Manafort, Richard Gates, Maria Butina, and others.   [DOJ Notification HERE]

EDWARDS, 40, of Quinton, Virginia, is charged with one count of unauthorized disclosures of suspicious activity reports and one count of conspiracy to make unauthorized disclosures of suspicious activity reports, both of which carry a maximum sentence of five years in prison.

The statutory maximum penalties are prescribed by Congress and are provided here for informational purposes only, as any sentencings of the defendants would be determined by the judge.  (read more)

According to the 2018 DOJ release Ms. Mayflower Sours-Edwards “was in possession of a flash drive appearing to be the flash drive on which she saved the unlawfully disclosed Suspicious Activity Reports, and a cellphone containing numerous communications over an encrypted application in which she transmitted SARs and other sensitive government information to” journalists.

She was charged with unlawfully disclosing financial reports, and conspiracy to do the same. The 40-year-old resistance leaker will face criminal charges in New York.

Located within the indictment documents – there is also a Co-Conspirator.  It appears Ms. Sours-Edwards’ boss was also in on the plot to leak the information. [See Page #13 of the indictment]

(Source pdf)

Ms. Sours-Edwards boss, one of the Associate Directors, was also in contact with journalists and leaking financial information…. so that makes three.

The Treasury Department was a source for a myriad of resistance articles written by multiple journalists.  Some of the more transparently obvious examples come from Buzzfeed via Jason Leopold, in addition to Ronan Farrow:

♦ October 6th, 2017 –  The Treasury Department’s Office of Intelligence and Analysis has been illegally rifling through and filing away the private financial records of US citizens, Treasury employees alleged. “This is such an invasion of privacy,” said one official. (read more)

♦ October 29th, 2017 – BuzzFeed News has learned of a series of wire transfers, made by companies linked to Donald Trump’s former campaign chairman Paul Manafort, that federal officials deemed suspicious. Many of the wires went from offshore companies controlled by Manafort to American businesses. (read more)

♦ May 16th, 2018 – Ronan Farrow […] there has been much speculation about who leaked the confidential documents, and the Treasury Department’s inspector general has launched a probe to find the source. That source, a law-enforcement official, is speaking publicly for the first time, to The New Yorker, to explain the motivation. (read more)

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239 Responses to IRS Intelligence Analyst John Fry Charged With Leaking Cohen Financial Records to Creepy Porn Lawyer…

  1. mj_inOC says:

    Au contraire…
    Never Forget, then Senator Sessions was POTUS’ first loyal and articulate [in his lovely Southern drawl — read “The Southern Belle Handbook,” if you have not already: Elizabeth Taylor is an Honorary Southern Belle, Linda Baynes Johnson nor Ann Coulter would never be] US Senate advocate for Candidate DJT. Then he gave him and America, the immigration reform fact expert and articulate, MSM-defiant, loyal Lion, Stephen Miller.

    We will never know until Heaven what bad/biased DOJ advice AG Sessions was provided… Yes, it was disappointing, but I trust God for the ultimate outcome. He is still Sovereign.

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  2. Zorro says:

    Don’t forget that POTUS knows about the Cohen family’s Ukrainian funny business.

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  3. Ramiya says:

    we never forget dear.

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  4. mtk says:

    Suspicious Activity Reports (SARs).
    Correct me if I am wrong, are not SAR just a statutory filling report all banks are required to file for transactions over a certain amount.
    On that basis, having a SAR filed is not indicative of wrong doing. i.e. there are legitimate transactions that generate these reports all the time and therefore the Acronym is a misnomer through which the MSM has driven a Mack Truck through to the resistance’s delight.

    That aside, is there anyone here who believe for a moment, if the was any connect between these transactions and the President, that it would have been Exhibit A in an Congressional Impeachment Trial.
    Yah, me too.

    Second, with the degree of political bias in our Justice System, it is not entirely unrealistic for the Pretorian self interest at DoJ to have one set of lawyers walk into one court and argue the leak reports are the fruit of a poison tree or God forbid, “A Nation security issue, aka a means to unravel the ‘muh russia’ investigation.”
    Yet in the same breath have another set a lawyers walk into another court and argue that ruling prevents a true disclosure to other third parties seeking to resolve a major who done it.

    Oh, how convient, but simplistic at the heart, that is how works.
    Since if the SARs don’t show a Trump connection, ergo they show a swamp connection at worst, or a man’s failure in the face of enrichment
    Leaving Mr Cohen is left with the Gordian Knot of horse trading of allowing the public impropriety to stand for some proceived Mueller pro quid pro.

    And, that folks highlights the problem at the DoJ swamp, there are too many lawyers and too much bloody money in the system.

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    • mj_inOC says:

      Yes, you are correct, SARs are ‘suggested’ for ONLY cash transactions over ~ 3500$, when as a banker [with #1 bank in Mid-Atlantic 10+ years] you do not ‘know’ your customer, or they have recently made other cash deposits or withdrawals, perhaps totaling $10K or more… [some ppl make 3 deposits at 3 different branches in a day or week, def a red flag to at least look into]… a valid drivers license is recorded to identify customer on internal bank audit paperwork.

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    • California Joe says:

      You’re absolutely right. The SAR is a report the bank sends to the Treasury Department on large cash transactions typically over $10,000 in a day. It may be a perfectly legal transaction. You’re buying a car and the seller wants cash. Happens all the time with private sales.

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      • James Felter says:

        There are also forms filed by any business that takes in 10k or more cash from a single customer in a year. Penalties are severe for not filing them. Accounting has to watch for customers with multiple accounts to avoid falling afoul of this requirement.

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    • Cathy M. says:

      SAR(s) are to be filed only when the financial entity believes the transactions appear to be “Suspicious” but yes, there are occasions where a SAR appeared to be suspicious but was in fact legit.

      Ҥ 21.11 Suspicious Activity Report.
      (a)Purpose and scope. This section ensures that national banks file a Suspicious Activity Report when they detect a known or suspected violation of Federal law or a suspicious transaction related to a money laundering activity or a violation of the Bank Secrecy Act. This section applies to all national banks as well as any Federal branches and agencies of foreign banks licensed or chartered by the OCC”

      Re the $ amount involved that would trigger a SAR depending on the circumstances-

      It can be “any amount”
      An aggregate of $5,000 or
      An aggregate of $25,000
      https://www.law.cornell.edu/cfr/text/12/21.11
      ——————
      I believe you (&posters MJ & Joe) the are referring to the Currency Transaction Report (CTR) which requires financial institutions to keep records of cash deposits & withdrawals of negotiable instruments of over $10,000. A financial institution may note a lower dollar transactions if it appears that the person is person is structuring the deposits/withdrawals.

      Short explanation of CTRs in this link.
      https://www.fincen.gov/sites/default/files/shared/CTRPamphlet.pdf

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      • Lindenlee says:

        Banks will write an SAR at the drop of a hat, even if you are 95, crippled, blind, etc. They are petrified of missing some truly suspicious activity, and being named in a lawsuit.

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  5. Rhoda R says:

    Given all the leaks from the IRS and Treasury you’d think that if there was anything at all derogatory about out President, it would have been leaked by now.

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    • swissik says:

      I just recently mentioned this to someone who keeps harping on the president’s tax returns, namely that the IRS would leak it if there were anything fishy about them (even without Lois Lerner there).

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      • sat0422 says:

        Since Pelosi is 3rd in line for the Presidency, the office that she has in her sights, I think that her returns should also be released. I care more about her “deals” than I do those of President Trump.

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        • chipin8511 says:

          Her Children’s returns also.

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        • Charlotte Curry says:

          Absolutely. In fact, in my opinion, it is much more vital to oversee the tax and financial documents of the people in power for 20, 30, 40 and 50 years than for a President in office for a maximum of 8 years.

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        • Charlotte Curry says:

          Absolutely. In fact, in my opinion, it is much more vital to oversee the tax and financial documents of the people in power for 20, 30, 40 and 50 years than for a President in office for a maximum of 8 years.

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        • Charlotte Curry says:

          Absolutely. In fact, in my opinion, it is much more vital to oversee the tax and financial documents of the people in power for 20, 30, 40 and 50 years than for a President in office for a maximum of 8 years.

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        • Charlotte Curry says:

          Absolutely. In fact, in my opinion, it is much more vital to oversee the tax and financial documents of the people in power for 20, 30, 40 and 50 years than for a President in office for a maximum of 8 years.

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        • Charlotte Curry says:

          Absolutely. In fact, in my opinion, it is much more vital to oversee the tax and financial documents of the people in power for 20, 30, 40 and 50 years than for a President in office for a maximum of 8 years.

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    • Right to reply says:

      Exactly!

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  6. 1Veteran says:

    These criminals should face years in prison for abusing their power and trying to destroy others.

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  7. I concur—>”The IRS (Lois Lerner vs. ‘True the Vote’ President Catherine Engelbrecht Tea Party type 503(d) Organ.) has an Obama-era history of being weaponized by political activists inside the organization in concert with the Rep. Elijah Cummings (D-MD), Robert S. Mueller III FBI & Eric Holder’s DOJ.—The location of this story; plus a reminder that Eric Holder was hired by the State of California as their legal counsel; plus the participant Mr. Fry failing to accept a plea deal; equals: there’s someone/something larger attached to this story. It just doesn’t past the initial review ‘sniff test’.”

    https://townhall.com/tipsheet/katiepavlich/2014/04/09/new-emaisl-show-lois-lerner-fed-information-about-true-the-vote-to-democrat-elijah-cummings-n1822247

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  8. mary morse says:

    there’s a bigger story hiding under the umbrella of this one…

    I think it’s the Vekselberg payments to Cohen. Viktor has close ties to Leonard Blavatnik and Oleg Deripaska. He is connected to Skolkovo. He and Leonard, thru Renova Invest were in Russia as assets were being privatized, and were backers of the Harvard Institute for international Development contracts for USAID. Leonard is invested in Warner Bros., and it’s reported that he backed Lee Daniels’ The Butler. Lee Daniels’ sister Leah is the casting director for Empire.

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    • Pyrthroes says:

      This Vekselberg-Deripaska connection, with its multiple volutes, would seem worth pursuing. Could you enumerate the major themes?

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    • sat0422 says:

      Again, thanks to mary morse, we have evidence of Russia promoting a WAR without bullets in the USA. They fight with chaos. Yes, divide the people and see who can escape scrutiny. Obviously their latest “actor” has failed the test.

      The war, being fought with CHAOS, is changing our country. Don’t be taken in by “division politics.”

      Jussie Smollett was trained by Rob Reiner (anti-American) and brainwashed since he was a child. Now there is a link to Lee Daniel’s sister. He probably will use some kinds of defense that links him to childhood mental abuse. LOL

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  9. Bulldog84 says:

    I wonder if the plea negotiations failed because the government wanted Fry to implicate Avenatti in a conspiracy.

    Hopefully Fry has been fired.

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  10. covfefe999 says:

    I heard a Chicago news teaser this morning that Avenatti is going to be in Chicago to make some kind of announcement but I missed the follow-up and can’t find any online news about it. Is he representing Jussie Smollett now? 🙂

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    • covfefe999 says:

      Avenatti is representing a person who claims to he an R Kelly whistleblower. Avenatti says “the walls are closing in on” R Kelly. lol His Kavanaugh accuser didn’t work out so well, nor did Smarmy Daniels.

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