US Chess Discussion

Welcome! This blog has no connection with the USCF. It's a blog where I provide chess fans with general information about US Chess as well as the USCF. It's also a site where everyone can productively discuss or ask questions about various USCF issues! Your contributions and comments are welcome! PLEASE KEEP IT CIVIL & RESPECT OTHERS! Enjoy! All posts that do not meet this guideline will be deleted -- WIN WITH GRACE, LOSE WITH DIGNITY!(TM) --- 2006 Susan Polgar©

Friday, May 15, 2009

Bribery charges against USCF President Bill Goichberg


L to R: Al Losoff, Fred Gruenberg, and Bill Snead

Bill,

I just got my subpoena to produce documents for your case against Susan and Paul.
Not a problem - I have absolutely nothing to hide.

But I am appalled at who is requesting this information.
IT IS CONTINENTAL CHESS!!!!!!

Not the USCF. Not Sam Sloan. Nope, it's you, Bill Goichberg.

Why the vendetta? When I found out that you and Jerry Hanken arranged, by paying for rooms and free entries, to have Jessica and her husband Hero, vote to expel Susan and Paul from the board and your lawyer accusing them of doing things that are still in question - I decided I really don't want to associate with an organization run like this.

After your failed attempt Jerry Hanken sent me a " drop dead - get lost" email.

Hanken and you are the reasons I am getting out of chess.

And now you are personally pursuing this. You should be ashamed!!

Fred Gruenberg

(There are a total 9 emails between USCF President Bill Goichberg, USCF EB Secretary Randy Hough, Journalist of America President Jerry Hanken and the individual who was bribed. These two individuals were certified as delegates from Southern California delegate and NY Downstate by Bill Goichberg. These emails are now part of the evidence.)

Posted by Picasa

Labels: , , , , ,

12 Comments:

  • At Friday, May 15, 2009 12:13:00 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said…

    Bill Goichberg, Jim Berry, Bill Hall, Randy Hough and Randy Bauer should all resign immediately. They're a bunch of disgrace.

     
  • At Friday, May 15, 2009 2:14:00 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said…

    They should be prosecuted criminally.

     
  • At Friday, May 15, 2009 2:15:00 PM, Anonymous Chewy said…

    I want to see this posted on the USCF Forums. I bet you get sanctioned for posting the truth. The USCF is totally corrupted. If any member votes for any of the other candidates they will deserve what they get.

    You bet I am angry. I am tired of the corruption. The members must rise up and demand a say in how the USCF is run. This coming up vote is our only opportunity. Please I beg everyone. Vote for sure. Vote for the right people. Not one vote for Goichberg and his 3 buddies. The remaining 3 are leading the destruction on the USCF on a daily basis with their support of more and more lawsuits.

    Sam announces he is going to sue everyone in California as soon as he gets out to California.

    There are 4 really good people running. All the others are very poor choices. If you look carefully you will figure out the correct 4. I have them listed below.

     
  • At Friday, May 15, 2009 2:16:00 PM, Anonymous Masty said…

    I dare Goichberg, Hough and Hanken to deny these charges under oath. I dare them to deny under oath that they weren't involved.

    Everyone knows this won't ever happen. They know that they're 100% guilty. Where's people like Donna Alarie, Hal Bogner and Harry Payne? How come they're not screaming and demanding for Goichberg and Hough to resign?

    Instead of taking the $1 deal to save the USCF, Goichberg will bankrupt the USCF before he would ever apologize.

    Where's Mark Nibbelin? Will you call for their resignation or are you still faulting Polgar?

    Where's Lafferty? How come he's not reporting Goichberg, Hough and Hanken to law enforcement?

    I dare any of them to stand up and hold these corrupt individuals accountable for their illegal conduct.

     
  • At Friday, May 15, 2009 2:44:00 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said…

    Ruth Haring, Mike Atkins, Brian Mottershead, Sam Sloan and Brian Lafferty all ignored the illegal conduct by the USCF President and his buddies.

    IMO, the USCF will go under if this group is elected. The corruption won't ever end with these guys in charge. Goichberg will continue to abuse his authority and use members' money for his political agenda.

    Goichberg used USCF money to launch an investigation against 5-time US Champion GM Larry Evans. GM Lev Alburt faced similar experience. Now it's GM Polgar. Goichberg and his people will chase everyone out to keep their power.

    Eric Hecht, Blas Lugo, Mikhail Korenman and Mike Nietman won't allow this type of corruption to go on. I think they're the best chance this federation has.

     
  • At Friday, May 15, 2009 3:07:00 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said…

    Note that the legal fees for Continental Chess is paid for by the USCF instead of Bill Goichberg personally while Goichberg and the USCF denied Polgar and Truong of indemnification.

    Also note that Fred Gruenberg is at least the 4th person who has corroborated with the bribery charges against Goichberg, Hough and Hanken.

    How come the USCF attorneys are not investigating this issue? How come the USCF attorney are not reporting this illegal conduct to the authority as they have done with others, especially when the proof is in black and white? How come the members are not informed of this illegal conduct instead of the BS that is being put in Chess Life and CLO by Bill Hall?

    How come honest Randy Bauer and Jim Berry are not talking out about this? How come honest Bauer and Jim Berry are not demanding an investigation?

    How come Goichberg's candidates Ruth Haring, Mike Atkins and people who are on his camp like Brian Mottershead and Brian Lafferty are not demanding for Goichberg and Hough be removed from the Executive Board for their illegal conduct?

    How come all these guys are not demanding to have Jerry Hanken removed as President of Chess Journalist of America? And these are pretending to demand for transparency and honesty?

     
  • At Friday, May 15, 2009 3:24:00 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said…

    Come one, be real. What do you want them to do? Prosecuting Goichberg, Jim Berry, Hough and Hanken isn't on their agenda. This was never about the welfare of the USCF or finding out the truth. This was always about Goichberg trying to knock off people who opposed him, his friends, and his political agenda. This is what he has done for 30-40 years. Why would it be different now? The only difference is all others walked away while Polgar fought back on behalf of the members. She said that's what she would do and she kept her word. That's the one thing they didn't expect. They clearly expect Polgar and Truong to walk away. Now we can clearly see this Goichberg and Jim Berry scheme to be reelected and keep their power for another 4 years. I hope Polgar won't ever back down. She's the only one who can fight the USCF Mafia.

     
  • At Friday, May 15, 2009 4:25:00 PM, Anonymous Patrick Henry said…

    Susan Polgar will save US Chess!

    Down with dirty chess politics!

    We need liberty!

    We need it now!

     
  • At Monday, May 25, 2009 10:04:00 AM, Anonymous Chiakkos said…

    small examples. Go do your own research for the rest:

    Example 1: (Hanken to Goichberg)

    Come on Bill, I will go half on the airfare. There are so many good reasons to do this. Give it some thought. Just think what going half means to me and what it means to you. If we lose a critical vote, you will think of this. All the money you have given the USFCF will be in the toilet if we ultimately lose this fight.
    Jerry

    Example 2: (Hanken to the person who they bribed)

    If Bill says "yes", you wouldn't owe anything to him. I asked for a sponsorship gift, not a loan. At the Open, you could still spend lots of time with ... Also you may have some pay for the blog you will do for Jennifer.

    ...Notice that I am willing to provide some food for you and .... I will have a fridge which will help. As to changeing, aren't you on Southwest? They .don't charge to change or cancel a trip.

    Example 3: (Hanken to the persons who they bribed)

    Dear .... and ....,
    If .... is willing to serve as a Delegate, it is important that you go on line today (when it is still July) and purchase a six month membership in USCF. It is $25 and I will personally reimburse you this money. I hope to talk with you later today, ....
    Jerry

    Note that both persons were certified by S. CA and NY (by Goichbrg himself), states of Hough, Hanken, and Goichberg!!! And look up when one person became a USCF member, days before the vote. There are plenty more. It can also be backed up with phone records among all parties. You can do your own research for the rest.

    Bribery is illegal. This one involved the USCF President Bill Goichberg, USCF Secretary Randy Hough and Chess Journalist of America President Jerry Hanken. USCF VP of Finance Randy Bauer, USCF VP Jim Berry and USCF ED Bill Hall are hiding this very serious illegal conduct from ALL USCF members. When will honest Randy Bauer, Jim Berry and Bill Hall launch an investigation against Goichberg, Hough and Hanken? Hmmm? When will you demand for Goichberg, Hough, Bauer, Hall and Berry to resign? How come I don't hear the bogus moral outrage scream from Harry Payne, Ruth Haring, Mike Atkins, Brian Lafferty, Brian Mottershead, and the rest of the gang? Where's the phone call from Lafferty to the authority to report this illegal conduct? How pathetic!

     
  • At Monday, May 25, 2009 11:11:00 AM, Anonymous Anonymous said…

    It's pathetic that the USCF and the board majority (Randy Bauer and Jim Berry) chose to cover up corruption and illegal conduct by the USCF President Bill Goichberg and others.

    Now it's clear why Goichber are so anxious to go after Polgar. He doesn't want anyone who can expose his long time pattern of despicable behavior on the board. Bauer is screaming about fiduciary duty all the time and yet he and Jim Berry chose to do NOTHING! What a hypocrite!

     
  • At Tuesday, May 26, 2009 5:54:00 PM, Anonymous JB Flores said…

    http://uscf.fiorechess.org/

    Pages 14 and 15 of Susan's Amended Complaint reads as follows:

    42. Defendants Hanken, Hough and Goichberg wanted so badly to see Truong removed from the Board that they even went as far as bribing a USCF member, Jessica Lauser, and her husband, Hero Smith, with free hotel accommodations, airline tickets, tournament entry fees, meals and future writing opportunities in exchange for them to come to Dallas for the Delegates Meeting and vote to remove Truong. Lauser was never a Delegate, and Smith was not even a member of the USCF until days before the USCF Delegates’ Meeting, when Hanken, Hough and Goichberg paid Smith's membership fees. Hough and Goichberg then certified both Lauser and Smith as Delegates so they could vote against Truong in the motions to remove Truong from the Executive Board. After the "USCF trial" against Truong, Lauser and Smith voted against removing Truong from the Executive Board. Despite attending the meeting with the purpose of voting for Truong’s removal, they changed their votes after hearing facts Truong presented in his defense and which facts were suppressed by
    Defendants Kronenberger, Goichberg, Hall, Hough, Hanken, and Berry.

    I am sick and tired of seeing Chess Life and the USCF website being used to portray a one-sided and inaccurate account of the lawsuits. Accordingly, I am dedicating space on my server to enlighten the members of all the facts - you may view it at USCF Legal Issues.

     
  • At Sunday, July 08, 2012 5:33:00 PM, Blogger jjs. said…

    PLEASE BE AWARE THAT JESSICA TEAL LAUSER, AND HER HUSBAND HERO B. SMITH ARE LIVING IN ANCHORAGE,ALASKA - AND STILL SCAMMING THE GOVERNMENT;SOCIAL SECURITY, CREATING LAWSUITS, MAKING FALSE ILLEGAL ADS ON CRAIGSLIST COMPROMISING THE OWNER, AND THE MANAGER OF THE BUILDING HERO SMITH, AND JESSICA LAUSER USE TO LIVE AT ILLEGALLY, (AS THEIR FINAL DIVORCE STATED NO CONTACT).IT'S ALL ABOUT THE MONEY THAT WAS TAKEN AWAY FROM THEM BECAUSE OF BEING MARRIED! BECAUSE OF HERO SMITHS ATTACK OF DOMESTIC VIOLENCE ON THE OWNERS' MAINTENANCE MAN; HERO SMITH WAS COURT ORDERED TO LEAVE THE PROPERTY IMMEDIATELY. JESSICA LAUSER THEN CREATED, AND FILED A LAWSUIT AGAINST THE OWNER OF THE BUILDING TO GET A LARGE SUM OF MONEY FOR DIFFERENT THINGS THAT HAPPENED TO HER IN THE PAST. UP TO, AND INCLUDING WHILE DRINKING IN THE APARTMENT WITH HER BOSS, AND HUSBAND HERO SMITH, JESSICAS' BOSS PUTTING HER IN A CHOKE HOLD TO RESTRAIN HER, AND SHE THEN SAID I'M GOING TO LOSE TIME AT WORK NOW. JESSICA TOOK IT UPON HERSELF TO GO TO A DOCTOR FOR PAIN IN HER NECK,BACK, AND LEGS, & GET A MRI,MEDICATIONS, & 3 DAYS PAID MEDICAL LEAVE FROM WORK. IN HER LAWSUIT TO THE OWNER, ON THE SAME DATES, BLAMED HIM FOR CONDITIONS THAT DIDN'T EXHIST FOR THE SAME DATES BOSS INCIDENT! SO, IS HER BOSS INVOLVED ALSO? HOW MANY MORE SCAMS, AND LAWSUITS IS JESSICA LAUSER, AND HERO SMITH GOING TO BE INVOLVED IN HURTING OTHER INNOCENT PEOPLE, AND BUSINESSES?? IF ANYONE WOULD LIKE MORE INFORMATION ON THESE TWO PEOPLE;; OR HAVE ADDITIONAL INFO ON THEIR SCAMS, CONS, AND LAWSUITS --- PLS. CONTACT ME AT: enughist@yahoo.com (OR) CELL: 907-727-2032. (OR) LANDLINE: 907-891-0034.
    OH YES, AND BY THE WAY, BOTH OF THEM LET THE OWNER, AND I KNOW, AND EVERYONE ELSE THAT THEIR PARENTS ARE ATTORNEYS, AND THEY SMELL A LAWSUIT. BOTH VERBALLY, AND TEXTING. WHY HAVE THEY BEEN IN SO MANY STATES? WHAT ARE THEY DOING IN ALASKA?

     

Post a Comment

Links to this post:

Create a Link

<< Home