Back in July of 2007, the Mile High Browncoats estimated having raised approximately $1,900 for Equality Now, after accounting for expenses. As reported here last week, that money never found its way to that charity.
Before proceeding further, it is very important to reiterate that the events in Denver in 2007 were not the result of the actions of the person who organized the Can’t Stop the Serenity event in that city in 2008. While that organizer was involved in 2007, they were not that event’s de facto accountant. There is no reason for there to be concern about this year’s Denver event.
In my post last week, I deliberately failed to identify the organizer in question by name. That now changes, as necessitated by the public documents and information upon which this post is based.
We’re talking about the person or persons known as Jeremy Vinding. And here’s the curious chain of events from which I invite you to draw your own conclusions, presented with no further comment.
On July 31, 2006, a judgment was entered against one Jeremy J. Vinding in Jefferson County, Colorado, pertaining to a debt owed to one Cach, LLC in the amount of $1,954.34. The record available (.tif) on the Jefferson County website has a filing number of 2006099923 and a date of August 15, 2006.
On June 23, 2007, the Mile High Browncoats screened the movie Serenity to raise money for Equality Now, part of the global Can’t Stop the Serenity event. Within days, they reported having raised approximately $1,900 after accounting for expenses.
On July 19, 2007, one Jeremy J. Vinding satisfied the July 31, 2006, judgment against him in the amount of $1,954.34. The record available (.tif) on the Jefferson County website has a filing number of 2007086508 and a date of July 25, 2007.
In early 2008, Equality Now reported never having received the estimated $1,900 in funds raised by the Mile High Browncoats at its Can’t Stop the Serenity event in 2007.