Letters & Documents
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To Steve Simanonok, EPA
5 31 06
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To Storey County Treasurer
10 27 05
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To Storey County Sheriff
10 24 05
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To Alan Coyner & 
Doug Driesner
5 19 04
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To Idaho Salvage
5 06 04
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To John Unverzagt
4 26 04
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Complaint to Storey County
Sheriff & District Attorney
4 26 02
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Order to Show Cause
3 25 02
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Motion to Show Cause
3 19  02
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Affidavit of Alan Coyner
3 17 02
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To Alan Coyner &
Doug Driesner
9 24 01
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To Attorney General 
DelPapa
8 23 01

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To Alan Coyner, 
Leo Drozdoff & Janet Hess
3 26 01
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To Doug Driesner
2 19 01
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Judgment
5 04 00
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Offer of Judgment
4 10 00
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Offer of Judgment
3 06 00
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To Andy Boles & Joe Boles
6 12 00

Letter not yet online 2

From Cameron Adams
5 25 95
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To Richard Fiorini &
Denny Sestanovich
12 08 94
Letter not yet online 1

 

 
Selected Excerpts From Letters & Documents
With Limited Commentary

December 8, 1994

To: Richard Fiorini, CEO & 
       Denny Sestanovich, US Manager
       Asamera Minerals

Thank you, Denny, for your recent calls regarding the status of the Reclamation Bond. To date, Pallas has compiled five reports, the last of which BLM accepted, concurred by NDEP, establishing a total of $269,195 in estimated reclamation costs.

Based on information we provided, the Gooseberry was verbally accepted for bonding by the Nevada Bonding Pool on July 13, 1994, when Messrs. Russell Fields and Doug Driesner of the Nevada Department of Minerals made personal inspections of the Gooseberry facilities along with myself. However, they wanted $400,000 in on-site Gooseberry collateral to back their bonding.

During our discussion prior to purchase, we were informed that "all" of Asamera's data ... was on the table for review, so our company could make an intelligent evaluation for potential profits from mining.

At our contract signing, [no Asamera representative present] could think of anything else that might negatively affect the continuation of profitable operations at the Gooseberry Mine.

... I repeatedly asked all of Asamera's representatives several questions:

1. "Is there anything else that should be disclosed?" The answer was "No."

2. "Assuming good operations, is there anything that I should be aware of that would prevent us from being successful at continuing mining operations at the Gooseberry Mine?" Everybody answered "No, not that we can think of."  

3. "Is there any more information that should be included in our review that you can think of?" The answer, again, was "No. You've got it all."

4. "Can you think of anything else?" "No."

5. "Has full disclosure been made?" "Yes."

6. "Do you know of anything that would prevent the successful operation of the mine by a good operator?" "No."

William T. Jordan, President
Pallas Resource Corporation

SOURCE (Not yet online) 1

Webmaster comment: Asamera Minerals committed fraud when selling the Gooseberry Mine property to Pallas.  Asamera represented that substantial quantities of valuable ore remained in the mine; this was a lie.


May 25, 1995

From: Cameron Adams
             Consultant 

In reply to your request we are pleased to offer the enclosed appraisal of selected plant equipment located at your Gooseberry Mine.

Total Estimated Value Plant Equipment -
$500,600

Cameron Adams
Consultant

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March 6, 2000

To: First Judicial District Court, Nevada

... Pallas Resource Corp., by and through undersigned counsel, hereby offers to allow judgment to be entered in this action in favor of the Plaintiff. The offer provides that in exchange for a full release, Defendant offers to provide clean title to all of the "tagged equipment" which is listed on attached Exhibit A ...

James Andre Boles, Esq.
Attorney for Defendants

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Webmaster comment: Boles was not authorized by Pallas to submit the above. Boles' Retainer Agreement states the following: "Attorney agrees that he shall make no settlement in this matter without the consent and authorization of the Client." Bolles was fired in June, 2000.


April 10, 2000

To: First Judicial District Court, Nevada

Defendants, and each of them, offer to liquidate the personal property and other assets at the Gooseberry Mine, the proceeds of such liquidation to be used to indemnify and exonerate the Reclamation Performance Bond Pool, the surety under the Reclamation Performance Bond, given by Pallas Resource Corp. To the Nevada Division of Environmental Protection ...

James Andre Boles, Esq.
Attorney for Defendants

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Webmaster comment: Boles was not authorized by Pallas to submit the above. Boles' Retainer Agreement states the following: "Attorney agrees that he shall make no settlement in this matter without the consent and authorization of the Client." Bolles was fired in June, 2000.


May 4, 2000

From: First Judicial District Court, Nevada

All of defendants' personal property and other assets at the Gooseberry Mine, Storey County, Nevada, shall be sold and the proceeds used to indemnify and exonerate the Reclamation Performance Bond Pool, the surety under the Reclamation Performance Bond, given by Pallas Resources Corp. to the Nevada Division of Protection on August 1, 1995.

Alan Glover, Clerk

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June 12, 2000

To: Andy Boles & Joe Boles

Tom Clark reports from his meeting with you and Joe on Thursday, June 8, 2000, that $44,000 [of Pallas' money] exists in the bank at this time. We want ALL of that money ... immediately.

Storey County has not been paid. (Richard Nesbitt, Pallas Trustee) will handle future disbursements and provide the company with timely reports from his accounting capabilities.

Make no further charges to our account until we've had the opportunity to review all of our records and with the State.

All future checks from equipment sales will be made out to John Unverzagt & Associates including the current $6,550.

At least $15,000 should be free and clear in the 3 categories of equipment sales which are: 1) tagged, 2) untagged, and 3) miscellaneous.

William T. Jordan, President
Pallas Resource Corporation

SOURCE (Not yet online) 2


February 19, 2001

To: Doug Driesner
        Nevada Division of Minerals

Pursuant to our recent discussions regarding the Gooseberry Mine, it came as a relief that you were thinking of having Asamera Minerals pay for the Reclamation at our Gooseberry Mine rather than Pallas Resource Corporation. You had said earlier that you didn't think Asamera was totally off the hook, and that there were cases in which previous owners were required to pay for cleanup.

Thomas J. Clark
On behalf of Pallas

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March 26, 2001

To: Alan Coyner, Leo Drozdoff & Janet Hess

The current, stressed financial standing of Pallas Resource Corporation is the direct and unquestionable result of fraud perpetrated by the seller when Pallas purchased the Gooseberry property. The seller misrepresented significant factual information about this property to the profound detriment of Pallas. If the seller had honestly reported the true financial profile of the property, Pallas would most definitely not have purchased the Gooseberry Mine for mining purposes.

William T. Jordan, President
Pallas Resource Corporation

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August 23, 2001

To: Attorney General Frankie Sue  Del Papa

Mr. [Hector] Campbell was told by the Storey County officials that they had orders from the Attorney General's office that they were not to accept any monies for the payment of taxes on behalf of Pallas. They further stated that taxes were now $42,876 rather than the $28,000 when Pallas began its campaign to get its taxes paid through its then attorney, Andy Boles, beginning in early 2000. Two contact names given were those of George Taylor, Deputy Attorney General, and a David Gaskins. Gaskins is apparently "an" author of the increase of Pallas' bond by the incredible amount of $287,000 without justification, to a new total of $556,556. This compares with $0 for Asamera over the years - who did all the mining.

This astounding revelation coming from Storey County was the first time Pallas was informed from "an official source" that the Attorney General's offices were indeed laying the groundwork for perpetrating a surreptitious "taking" of Pallas' properties ...

To date, all of the State's representatives have refused to look at the underlying fraud perpetrated by Asamera Minerals as it mis characterized the Gooseberry Property and, as it turns out, to both Pallas and the State, as well.

As a Democrat, it is interesting to note the close ties between the Clinton White House and the Nevada State delegation of Democrats. Clinton allowed the Scientology "church" cult to write off back taxes of over $1,000,000,000 (as in billion), and gave it tax exempt status; this despite court rulings to the contrary.

When you learned that the criminal Scientology "church"/cult, whose president is currently on trial in Spain for fraud, was involved in my cases that date back to 1987, you should have immediately called for an investigation for possible racketeering and defrauding of our shareholders.

William T. Jordan, President
Pallas Resource Corporation

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September 24, 2001

To: Alan Coyner & Doug Driesner
       Nevada Division of Minerals

Reading over your prepared statement presented to the U.S. House of Representatives' Committee on Resources, Subcommittee on Energy & Mineral Resources, March 28, 2000, and comparing it to what you told Judge Fondi in an Affidavit dated July 9, 1999, clearly shows the ability to shift positions as the occasion dictates.

Driesner had always been welcomed to the Gooseberry before, and at no time were you ever denied access as you claimed. The "incident" with an armed guard that you cited to the Judge appears to be a manufactured ruse.

William T. Jordan, President
Pallas Resource Corporation

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March 17, 2002

Affidavit of Alan Coyner

I am the Administrator of the Nevada Division of Minerals ... which administers the ... Nevada Reclamation Bond Pool ...

No mining has taken place at the Gooseberry Mine since the prior owner, Asamera Inc., sold the property to Pallas in 1993. Further mining including recovery of gold or other minerals at the site is not currently economically feasible. Closure of the mine and its reclamation is now the next step.

Pallas' first lawyer, the one that appeared in the Judgment and whose trust account was named in the Judgment, was eventually fired by Pallas.

Alan Coyner
Nevada Division of Minerals

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March 19, 2002

From: First Judicial District Court, Nevada

The State of Nevada ... moves the Court for an Order to Show Cause why (Pallas) should not be held in civil contempt of court for deliberately disobeying and continuing to disobey a valid judgment from this Court entered on May 4, 2000.

The Defendants defaulted under the terms of an indemnity agreement with the Bond Pool and were terminated from participation in the Bond Pool.

George H. Taylor
Deputy Attorney General

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March 25, 2002

From: First Judicial District Court, Nevada

... it appears that Defendants have failed to observe and obey the lawful Judgment of this Court ... specifically that Defendants are withholding or obstructing a lawful distribution of money due to the Reclamation Performance Bond Pool from the sale of personal equipment at the Gooseberry Mine in Storey County, Nevada.

SOURCE

William C. Maddox, Judge
First Judicial District Court, Nevada


April 26, 2002

To: Storey County Sheriff

3rd criminal complaint:

This complaint is lodged this date against George Hodge and Arthur White for continued criminal vandalism, theft, trespassing, and many other wrongful acts that continue to occur at the Gooseberry Mine Property ...

Our review during this week involved photographing additional VANDALISM and damages to electrical wires and equipment, to name a few.

Person(s) have been in our offices recently and files have come up missing. 

New occurrence on April 23, 2002:

On Tuesday morning, Art White, George Hodge, and some guy from Texas were observed breaking and entering into our locked offices.

New occurrence on April 25, 2002:

... an undetermined quantity of additional boxes of information, legal files, books, furniture, and many other items were taken that appear to require at least the capacity of a pickup truck ...

Background:

James Andre Boles, an attorney retained by Pallas Resource Corporation ... was given specific and limited duties.

... Boles had no assets to assign or [authority to] give the State and its associates any equipment.

(He) was not authorized to make an agreement with the State of Nevada on any properties ...

... Boles did a bait and switch regarding his services and refused to sue Asamera Minerals ...

(Pallas') 1st criminal complaint [had to do with] pipeline destruction.

(Pallas') 2nd criminal complaint [had to do with] criminal vandalism, theft, breach of agreement, trespassing, and many other wrongful acts that occurred at the Gooseberry Mine Property ...

Had the District Attorney, Janet Hess, and others in positions of responsibility issued warrants for the arrests of (George Hodge and Arthur White) ... we believe that these and other damages and thefts would not have occurred.

William T. Jordan, President
Pallas Resource Corporation

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April 26, 2004

To: John Unverzagt

... you have deliberately used your position for self- serving purposes. You have worked with criminal elements to acquire Pallas' properties without consideration. 

You have participated in preventing Pallas from handling and directing its own monies, paying its Storey County taxes, and have had an active role in the continued financial mishandling and obstruction. The result has been that Pallas' monies in the form of cash, checks, barter, labor and exchange of favors, have been moved about among several parties including yourself, where you acted as "kingpin" for the operation.

You were "brought out of retirement" by the State who needed a "middleman" to illicitly sell "untagged" and other of Pallas' personal properties not listed as Collateral. For a commission and presumably other considerations, you have been and continue to be willing to oblige the State, BLM, and Storey County despite obvious conflicts of interest and aid them in their destruction of our properties in any way you can.

William T. Jordan, President
Pallas Resource Corporation

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May 6, 2004

To: Mr. Byrd Golay
       Idaho Salvage & Restoration

Your name has come up as being a potential buyer of equipment and various properties from our Gooseberry Mine location. Apparently, John Unverzagt has been in touch with you about our properties, and perhaps others.

... any and all personal properties and any other assets of the company other than the 34 pieces earmarked and accepted as collateral on August 1, 1995, may not be sold or otherwise removed without specific authorization by the company and signed off by its directors. Any such removal will be construed as theft, duly reported, and action taken.

William T. Jordan, President
Pallas Resource Corporation

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May 19, 2004

To: Alan Coyner & Doug Driesner
       Nevada Division of Minerals

A letter dated April 26, 2004, was sent to John Unverzagt demanding that he remit monies due to Pallas immediately. It anticipated that Unverzagt, a private contractor to the State, and a major conflict of interest, was either holding or had submitted Pallas' monies to the Bond Pool. Pallas is unsure where its monies are being held since no legitimate trust has ever been set up as prescribed by Nevada State Law.

Worse yet is the fact that no accounting has ever been provided to Pallas. That situation continues to date notwithstanding a court order to provide this accounting issued on May 2, 2002.

William T. Jordan, President
Pallas Resource Corporation

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October 24, 2005

To: Storey County Sheriff

Re: 1) Threat, eviction notice, and personal  
            safety issues!
        2) Retraction in writing demanded.
        3) An immediate personal call by you or your 
             representative to our attorney!

This correspondence is URGENT and requires your immediate response to the three preceding issues referenced. A summary of your deputies' statements are in a letter faxed to Kathy Weeks, Storey County Assessor, also addressed to you and your deputies, dated October 19, 2005 ...

The deputies ... named herein brought our company's approved caretaker residents, John Randall Burke and his son, Roland Burke, numerous ominous warnings and made many mis-statements! In threatening our people, you did the same to me, official representative of our shareholders and investors.

I'd like to address a few of the forceful threats and statements attributed to your deputies ...

William T. Jordan, President
Pallas Resource Corporation

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October 27, 2005

To: Story County Sheriff

This office represents Pallas Resource Corporation, which filed a voluntary petition under Chapter 11 of the Bankruptcy Code in the District of Nevada on August 18, 2005. The filing of a bankruptcy creates an 
automatic stay upon all collection efforts that could have been begun before the petition was filed.

Our client recently advises that an official effort was recently made by Storey County to evict Pallas from the Gooseberry Mine property which the corporation owns. Any effort to enforce a debt is a violation of the automatic stay. Please confirm to this office that no further collection efforts will be undertaken against Pallas.

Nancy L. Allf
Parsons, Behle & Latimer

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November 1, 2005

To:  Storey County Sheriff

Re: Pipeline damages. GRAND THEFT. Water
        transport damages. Millions in damages.

Storey County (including its commissioners) refused to investigate this theft and destruction of our pipeline, because its officials were allegedly in on it.

Our company has never been paid for this pipe ...

William T. Jordan, President
Pallas Resource Corporation

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May 31, 2006

To: Steve Simanonok
       Environmental Protection Agency

Upon receiving information from you regarding the Brownfields grant application and the Cooperative Agreement by the Nevada Division of Environmental Protection (NDEP) and Storey County, Nevada (applicants), we note many significant misstatements, nondisclosures, and an overall coverup pertaining to our company's Gooseberry properties for which the $350,000 Brownfields assessment grant was issued.

A detailed review of the grant information filed by the Applicants shows that this is a very serious attempt to take over our properties without compensation, as these applicants have been attempting to do employing various unworkable schemes since 1998.

Their submittals are so much propaganda extolling the virtues of their intentions and leave no doubt as to their partialities. There are so many false statement and illusions as they dress up their takeover presentation that it is impractical to answer them all in this Letter of Complaint.

However, a few notable misrepresentations are:

1. The property is abandoned. This is false as our people have lived there since 1999.

2. The statements in the Brownfields 2005 Grant Fact Sheet are a mischaracterization of our Gooseberry Mine properties ...

[For instance,] ... tax delinquent - Pallas' unpaid taxes were caused by the applicants, as they conspired to obstruct these payments in order to gain the property for nothing and then gift over to the developers and their political cronies at a deeply discounted price.

William T. Jordan, President
Pallas Resource Corporation

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