28 Sep 2017

Facts About Mount Warning Eco Village Scam

By Gi Linda.

“Truthology” was the deceptive front used as a database by Mark Darwin and Adrian Brennock in 2014, when they first began calling for investors to buy land and form a “Village Community.”

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Mark Darwin aka "Dumass Boofhead"
Darwin and Brennock acquired $1.5 million to purchase the land, plus loans and superannuation, and established Bhula Bhula Village Community”  at 3222 Kyogle Rd, Mt Burrell, NSW, Australia.  

But the “Village Community.” was governed by an improperly executed Trust that enabled Darwin and Brennock to betray the trust of the supposed "unit holders".  

Potential investors were misled by false representations and the silent omission of known restrictions on potential land use.  Investors who paid for the land were then disenfranchised with only a beneficial interest in an empty Trust.

Online Truthology” marketing material was removed after the land-share scam was exposed in local newspapers in 2016.

Tweed Daily News: "Living in a Nightmare"

Many assurances were given to potential investors that development approval was in process, yet Darwin and Brennock never applied for the required permits, knowing that the land was protected as water catchment for a proposed future drinking water dam.

More than 21 investors who had purchased the communal property at Mt Burrell, were forcibly driven off the land during 2016-17, without return of their funds. 

Despite much pretense, investors have received no restitution as Darwin and Brennock attempt to take private control of the land through a deceptive “phoenix move.”

Adrian Brennock - scamster
Adrian Brennock aka "Jimmy the Maggot"

Darwin and Brennock, after fleecing the purchasers of the 640 acre property, are again rattling the can, asking credulous investors to believe their "new promises" and give them money, as they aspire to purchase 3,000 acres and form another “Village Community” on adjoining property, together with landowner Peter van Lieshout.

Landowner Peter van Lieshout
"Mount Warning Eco Village is again marketed by Darwin and Brennock with assurances that dwelling is permitted, and cabins are offered for sale. Yet the intended "Eco Village", like the failed "Bhula Bhula Village Community", is located on environmentally protected land. Again, there is NO DA in place for multiple occupancy on the land, and no application for development of a "Village Community" has been submitted to Tweed Shire Council, although Darwin and Brennock are, as before, loudly stating their "intention to extend existing permissions".

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Mt Warning Eco Village - baiting with "alternative lifestyle" lures
The continual soliciting by Darwin and Brennock, of "mezzanine finance," "loans, “advances," “ethical investments,” "superannuation funds"   and “pre-DA purchase of home-sites" on environmentally protected land without development approval has been ongoing since 2014. This is a SCAM that has already left investors with trust betrayed and shattered lives, defrauded of over $1.5 million.



Buyer Be Warned!

24 Sep 2017

Ripped Off


By Stuart Newman - A Defrauded Investor

Unfortunately everything on this Blog is true!

I say "unfortunately" because I am one of the members of this failed community. Very unfortunate for us. It has destroyed our lives. Now trapped in limbo, we are trying desperately to get our life savings back.

 My hope is in posting this that someone will read this before they fall victim to these scam artists. I say "scam artists" but I don't mean "artists" in any pretty way. The way they work is very ugly. Total con-men! Slick sales and the ability to lie directly to your face knowing all along that they plan to take your life savings and use it to buy themselves expensive toys and fund the expansion of their financial shit show.

Our community did not fail because of personality differences, it failed because it became obvious that the financials were being kept secret and that $600k was missing from our accounts. 

Records show it was taken by Mark Darwin and Adrian Brennock and the small team of dumb asses that have been suckered in to follow them.

It also became obvious that they had hidden a town planners report that showed we would never be allowed to build our community there due to water catchment restrictions that they knew about all along.

Now they have crashed us into liquidation 2 days before we were to vote a new trustee and try to rescue ourselves. They have added $550k of fake creditors to the company -- all made-up expenses from their friends and family and other companies they control.

No valid attempt was ever made by them to sort this community out. Their plan is purely to make lots of money off the backs of families who are wanting to build community. 

And now they are doing it to another group of poor unsuspecting folks. My heart goes out to those folks.

As for Mark Darwin, Adrian Brennock, Cherrie Stokes, Steve McSween, Richard Moate, Phillip Dixon: The words "Narcissistic Psychopaths" come to mind.





May justice prevail! May we find our way back to peace!
Please share this to anyone who maybe thinking of "community "
in the Mt Burrell, Uki, Nimbin area.

Save them from these sharks!




Justice is on its way!


12 Sep 2017

Recreating the Village

Marketing Videos

The videos linked below were part of the Darwin / Brennock marketing campaign in 2014-16, under the guise of "Truthology" and "Freedom Summits," and were used to raise purchase money for land. These videos were scrubbed from the net after the land-share scam was exposed in the Nimbin GoodTimes article, "The Truth About Bhula Bhula", but were archived by defrauded investors.
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Mark Darwin and Adrian Brennock Marketing Village Communities - Sydney, July 2015 
Part 1 (edited synopsis of 2 hr 15 min presentation)




Mark Darwin and Adrian Brennock Marketing Village Communities - Sydney, July 2015 
Part 2 - (edited synopsis of 2 hr 15 min presentation)


Bhula Bhula Legal Structure presented by Mark Darwin
Truthology Inquiry Video with Mark Darwin, 2014




Buyer Be Warned!

8 Sep 2017

The Truth about Truthology

Mark Darwin Truthology

Nimbin GoodTimes removed the article, "The Truth about Bhula Bhula" from their online archive, promised a retraction and offered free full-page ads for a year after legal action was initiated by Mark Darwin, claiming over $3 million damages.

Litigation by Darwin is ongoing in Sydney Supreme Court on the Defamation list - "Darwin v Norman". With additional plaintiffs Adrian Brennock (Mr X / AB), Phillip 
Dixon and Steven McSween, Darwin filed a Notice of Motion for an urgent interlocutory injunction demanding that the blogs of the "Association of Investors Defrauded by Darwin" be taken down by court order.

Darwin and Brennock withdrew their request on June 21, recognizing that their evidence was deficient.

Darwin & co  then filed another Notice of Motion to have our blogs taken down as an "injurious falsehood" claim, also linking Mount Warning Eco village Pty Ltd with a complaint that these blogs are causing them to fail to secure loans that would enable them to purchase the property where they are fraudulently advertising home lots for sale on on environmentally protected land without development approval.

Litigation by Darwin & co, is accompanied by threats and attempted intimidation of the author of the article, as well as threats to other blog authors and administrators. 

Judgement by Justice Lucy McCallum is deferred pending compliance by Mt Warning Eco Village Pty Ltd with requests for more information regarding the claims of potential loss to their commercial interests as a supposed consequence of our blogs. 



The contested article,"The Truth about Bhula Bhula", is archived below:

The Truth about Bhula Bhula 
By Gi Linda -- Nimbin GoodTimes  --  October 2016, p.4

"Buyer beware, before your investment takes a one-way trip into the back pocket of a stranger’s snakeskin pants!" 

Legal action is in process by disillusioned investors in a community at Mt Burrell, near Nimbin. The community was founded by Mark Darwin through his organisation, ‘Truthology’. Investors warn that ‘Truthology’ presents a matrix of lies, using misleading marketing to facilitate acquisition of multi-million-dollar properties. Litigating investors attempting to recover losses and damages totaling more than $1.5 million also filed a police fraud report, sought protection against harassment and are pressing charges of defamation.

 Investors paid up to $120,000 for fake shares in the 640 acre property and some also transferred their superannuation, falsely assured by Mark Darwin that development applications were in process. Tweed Council’s warnings that no community would be permitted on the property were kept hidden. Only an inner circle knew that the advertised lots were protected for water catchment to a proposed dam at Byrrill Creek. An independent town planning report advising that multiple occupancy would not be allowed was hidden from investors, who began building dream-homes with exotic mountain views.

When Mark Darwin contemptuously called Mt Burrell ‘Hicksville’ boasting he would build the ‘village’ in defiance of council regulations, locals began investigating his past activities. Finding a long trail of murky footprints, they opposed him with a ‘Hicksville Party’ and activated a ‘Committee to Stop Mark Darwin’ that complained to Tweed Council about the emerging shanty-town in an environmentally protected area.

Bhula-Bhula Community


Bhula Bhula CultThe community ‘Bhula-Bhula’ was advertised as an opportunity for ‘living in harmony,’ but soon after it began, the harmony was shattered by conflict. Those who sniffed a scam and called for accountability were menaced and driven out of the community. 

When an accidental fire in a camper almost set the forest ablaze, Tweed Council ordered everyone to leave. Investors were driven off the property without return of their funds and without share titles. Loans were not repaid. Despite calls for transparency, all books were hidden. The cattle were sold and abandoned paddocks overgrown with weeds.  A sign bolted to the broken front gate warned ‘ENTER AT YOUR OWN RISK!!!’

With Tweed Council and departing investors initiating litigation, Mark Darwin gifted free shares in the property to Aboriginal Sovereignty activist Gunham / Mark McMurtry, who moved his family into the abandoned homestead. Scorning ethics and government regulation as irrelevant, Mark Darwin’s clique continued marketing fake shares in property where no habitation is permitted. They cleared more forest, built new access roads and expanded their hot offer to include sale of unapproved lots with cabins on 3,000 acres of adjoining property in Nightcap Forest.

“Is the bubble about to burst?” The Truthology website provokes fears of immanent financial collapse as the community ‘village’ is promoted as an “ethical investment opportunity” at public meetings and ‘Freedom Summits’ in Brisbane, Sydney, Melbourne Perth, the Gold Coast and Byron Bay.

“What drives us is the opportunity to offer everyday Australians the option of investing their hard earned digits into ethical, eco-friendly, community driven projects. Many of our clients are also inspired by being able to vote with their superannuation by directing it into ethical, tangible and socially responsible areas.” 

Mark Darwin's Land-share Fraud

Mark Darwin, with four abandoned families, self-promotes as an expensive anti-establishment Sovereignty mentor.  Dark-circled eyes and sharp incisors give him a slightly vampiric look, as he hides under the skirts of an ever-changing clique of sycophants. He is mentor to Adrian Brennock who for a year, controlled the Mt Burrell property holding a single share of value $1 in Wollumbin Horizons Pty Ltd. This shell links to a web of other companies managed by Rainmaker Eco Investments.

In contrast to the losses of investors, the directors of Rainmaker Eco, did quite well last year. Living in beachfront luxury with holidays in Bali, Mark Darwin, Adrian Brennock and Philip Dixon bid on various million-dollar properties and successfully acquired the commercial precinct at Mt Burrell, including Sphinx Rock Cafe, shops, service station and caravan park.

Ignoring the debris of financial carnage, conflict and grief, Rainmaker Eco, with marketing manager Kelly McSween, brazenly continues advertising opportunities to invest in Mt Burrell ‘village,’ as Mark Darwin boldly calls for new cashed-up believers to finance his expanding dystopia: “This is a unique opportunity to buy into an entire village!!” 

Buyer beware, before your investment takes a one-way trip into the back pocket of a stranger’s snakeskin pants!



Mount Warning Eco Village Warning - Update

Buyer be warned! 
Mount Warning Eco Village is a fresh face and a different name 
for an old “bait-n-switch” toxic snake-oil game!

By Gi Linda

If you’re sick of the corporate rat-race, looking for a life-change and dreaming of happy families sharing, caring and growing veggies in harmonious community; if you are all cashed up and a bit credulous, then there are deep blue eyes spinning sweet honey lies with captivating cadence, eager to embrace your life savings in a notorious Mt Burrell property scam.

Attractive online façades with changing names and faces conceal a long line of defrauded creditors pressing for restitution. Headed by Mark Darwin and Adrian Brennock, the current lure, “Mt Warning Eco Village” at mountwarningecovillage.com.au is presented as an exciting opportunity to be part of an up-market “intentional community” dedicated to an alternative lifestyle. The sales pitch sounds smooth, but baited buyers are unaware that habitation is not permitted on the residential sites offered for sale. 

Once hooked and bled dry of funds, financiers soon wake up to the reality behind the trance-like delusion; a hidden history of hurt, harm and betrayal that has spat out many disillusioned investors.
 

Truthology - A Matrix of Lies

Beginning in 2014, followers of Mark Darwin were enticed to fund the scam through an anti-establishment online front, Truthology, linked with Create A Foundationapparently aiding abused girls. Freedom Summits and public presentations in major cities promoted Darwin’s subversive ideology of Sovereign Citizens. Flying under the radar of a dynamic, compassionate activist movement with a sagacious international following, the fraudsters spun a land-share scam offering residential sites in an unapproved community on environmentally protected property without development approval.

Potential investors were not told about existing restrictions on use of the land, and employment of a town planner enhanced a false appearance that permits were in process. Soon after the communal venture began, families who were camping and constructing dream homes were forced to leave when Tweed Shire Council took legal action to stop the building of an unapproved “village” on environmentally protected land.

 

Criminal Charges Expose Fraud and Larceny

I have brought criminal charges of fraud against Darwin, Brennock and Richard Moate, and charges of larceny against property manager Steven McSween for theft of my mobile home valued over $90,000, a caravan and personal belongings, that accompanied the malicious destruction of my Garden.


After driving investors off the Mt Burrell property without return of their money, Mark Darwin’s partner Adrian Brennock, holding a single share of value $1, remained as sole shareholder in the company Wollumbin Horizons Pty Ltd, and still asserts control as the illegitimate yet legal sole owner of the land asset.  They then appointed themselves co-directors of a new company, Rainmaker Eco Investments Pty Ltd, and together with Cherrie Stokes and Philip Dixon, bought the commercial precinct adjoining Bhula Bhula, including Sphinx Rock Cafe, shops, fuel servo and caravan park.

Mt Burrell Commercial, purchased by Darwin, Brennock & co in 2016
The Mt Burrell property scam was first exposed in October 2016 in my Nimbin GoodTimes article,The Truth About Bhula-Bhula by Gi Linda"

Legal action is in process by disillusioned investors in a community at Mt Burrell, near Nimbin. The community was founded by Mark Darwin through his organisation, ‘Truthology’. Investors warn that ‘Truthology’ presents a matrix of lies, using misleading marketing to facilitate acquisition of multi-million-dollar properties.  

  “Investors paid up to $120,000 for fake shares in the 640 acre property and some also transferred their superannuation, falsely assured by Mark Darwin and Adrian Brennock that development applications were in process and would be fast-tracked to approval."

Tweed Council strongly warned that no community would be permitted on  that property because parts of it are protected as rainwater catchment. Yet these warnings were kept hidden from investors by Darwin and Brennock. 

Sites for sale on protected land
Fraud occurred when the first and second plaintiffs deceptively offered consensual contractual terms that were later dismissed or switched, demonstrating prior intent to vary the conditions after “selected” investors had fully paid.

During their recorded sales presentation,
(min 40) the first plaintiff assures his audience that “sweeping legislation allows for habitation” on the Land and he demonstrates contempt for local authorities and neighbours:




"Recreating the Village" Promotional Presentation in Sydney

An archived video recorded at a sales pitch in Sydney in August 2015, “Recreating the Village” was posted online and is now removed. “Recreating the Village” demonstrates how the first and second plaintiffs set up an apparently impenetrable fire-wall protective structure using the services of Wroth Wall Lawyers, before deceiving potential investors with misleading information.

Mark Darwin: “We’ve already been contacted by Tweed Shire Council, 48 hours after settling... the locals have already contacted Santa Clause ... they’ve accused us of carrying out illegal works and all sorts of stuff. But we want to develop a relationship with them... Cough-cough.” 
  
Adrian Brennock: “Bullshit!... We’ve ruffled a few feathers.
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Mark Darwin: “And if you know AB and I, we don’t get bullied by authorities!”

Darwin admits that apart from their willingness to comply with construction safety standards for residences, they do not intend to seek any prior Development Approval, but intend to get “current approval status” extended.

Only an inner circle knew that the advertised lots were reserved for future water catchment to a proposed dam at Byrrill Creek. 

In December 2015, an independent town planning report advising that multiple occupancy would not be allowed was hidden from investors, who began building dream-homes with exotic mountain views.

“Those who sniffed a scam and called for accountability were menaced and forced out of the community. When an accidental fire in a camper almost set the forest ablaze, Tweed Council ordered everyone to leave. 

Investors were driven off the property without return of their funds and without share titles. Loans were not repaid. Despite calls for transparency, all books were hidden. The cattle were sold and abandoned paddocks overgrown with weeds.  

A sign bolted to the broken front gate warned ‘ENTER AT YOUR OWN RISK!!!’”

Following the Nimbin GoodTimes exposé, Mark Darwin’s front groups all disappeared. Truthology, Freedom Summits, Create A Foundation, the Bhula-Bhula websites, FaceBook pages and all marketing videos were scrubbed from the internet with apologies, while the ongoing abuse of truth just took on a new guise. 

Darwin whimpered empty promises that overdue loans would be repaid and reassured defrauded investors their money would happily be returned… except that “fines” must be imposed, leaving nothing to return.

Instead of ending the fraud and making restitution after being exposed, Darwin’s gang, with the  new front company, Rainmaker Eco Investments, went fishing for more investors, and the land-share scam resurfaced as they continued selling fake shares in the failed Bhula-Bhula Community.

Darwin and Brennock, together with Phillip Dixon, then presented a new façade, “Mt Warning Eco Village”, and extending the “Village Community” from Bhula-Bhula to a neighbouring property, "Nightcap Forest".

Peter van Lieshout  - Mt Warning Eco Village
In collaboration with landowner Peter van Lieshaupt, Darwin, Brennock and Dixon began advertising residential lots on the adjoining land in Nightcap Forest, in areas which, like the property used for the failed "Bhula Bhula Village Community" are also protected for rainwater catchment

As the visionary developers are well aware, both properties are part of an area protected for rainwater catchment to provide future drinking water to the Gold Coast with a proposed dam at Byrill Creek. 

Tweed Council confirms warnings received by the prospective developers that, as with the adjoining "Bhula Bhula" property, the area they are advertising as designated for residential lots in  "Mt Warning Eco Village" is reserved for future water-catchment — no habitation is permitted.

Despite the restrictions to potential use of the and and the failure to lodge development applications, the advertised Eco Village was promoted nationally and internationally, and loans are sought to facilitate purchase of the land by Darwin, Brennock & co in a prospective shareholder agreement with landowner Peter van Lieshaupt.

To silence opponents, Darwin, Brennock and their bully-boyz aggressively confronted and made defamatory ad hominem attacks on all who have exposed or opposed them.

To date, no development application has been approved for the establishment of a village on the protected land, and despite dishonest assurances by Darwin’s boyz that they do have green-lit DA approval, no Development Application has even been initiated.

Tyler Tolman celebrating the launch of "Mt Warning Eco Village" with Adrian Brennock
In 2016, with fake shares in the failed Bhula-Bhula Community still being sold, Mt Warning Eco Village was advertised as a unique opportunity to buy into an “entire town” on 3,500 pristine acres. Plans include a medical cannabis university and dispensary with a luxury spa hosted by international celebrity health coach Tyler Tolman, who runs an expensive Bali resort offering “Heal Thy Self” juice fasts. 

In August 2016 Mark Darwin posted online: “Now we've just bought the entire township of Mount Burrell, and are taking on investors who wish to join us... Tyler Tolman has secured space at our Intentional Community near Mt Warning.” Asked about his participation in the alleged fraud, Tyler Tolman confirms he is collaborating with the venture.

 

Mark Darwin and the Boyz

Mark Darwin, Caroline Coman
Mark Darwin, a master of chameleon disguise lurking in the background, assumes the identities Annonymous BB Wife” and “Dummass Boofhead” to menace those who attempt to expose his fraud

A snake-oil marketing master, Mark Darwin presents himself as a former high-flying finance-monger who had a glorious epiphany when he was healed of a brain tumor by Tyler’s celebrity father, Don Tolman. He tells how he was transmogrified from a scurrilous money-grubber into a humble "Sovereignty" guru, saving people from corporate enslavement - for a fee - by sharing "Freeman" tricks such as how to get off paying fines and how to abuse the legal system for commercial advantage. 

"Sovereign Citizens" promote their own mashup of common law that's held above government statute. They assume the right to trample truth, discard moral and ethical oversight and ignore legislation that constrains normal mortals from anarchy. 

So, regardless of expressed platitudes denying intent to hurt or harm others, "Sovereign Citizens" or "Freemen" feel they are specially empowered to deceive and defraud if it profits their supreme cause. Being a law unto themselves, able to perjure with impunity and with aggressive enforcers at their bidding, Darwin and the Bully-Bully Boyz boast that they will evade accountability, according to their supreme golden rule:

“The Law of the Brute” -- They score the loot and defrauded investors get the boot.

3 Sep 2017

Sovereignty Movement: The Organised Pseudolegal Commercial Arguments of "Freemen"







their private interests can be advanced





were driven off




Sovereign Citizens: The Real Terrorist Threat


"Sovereign citizens say they are not bound by statute law unless they contractually agree to be so bound. Government acts are optional and can only be used on individuals who agree to them. They argue that statutes are “maritime law”, never meant for dry land as they were laws made for ships that were outside jurisdiction on the high seas. They believe that they can declare themselves independent of the government and the rule of law, the only “true” law is their own interpretation of common law.

"If you’re a sovereign person, you make the laws for yourself.”

"In the infamous 1987 Canadian court case Meads v Meads, Alberta Queens Bench Associate Chief Justice John D Rooke described the techniques used by the ‘Freemen’ in court as “frivolous and vexatious”, coining the term ‘Organised Pseudolegal Commercial Arguments’ (OPCA).
 
The Attraction
"Sovereign Citizens is a movement that suits a variety of combustible outsiders; from men’s rights activists to groups like Truthology, who hold seminars on how to operate outside of the ATO.

Mark Darwin, who runs Truthology, explains how the “world monetary system impacts your daily life. Everything you thought you knew about money, taxes, fines is one of the greatest illusions ever perpetuated by mankind.”

"The Truthology website offers to free people from wage slavery so they can enjoy their lives by getting around fines of all kinds using the Sovereign Citizen tactics. The site makes it all sound quite palpable. Perhaps we all question why we slog to work every day, frustrated about how our lives are ruled by mortgages, wages and a plethora of rules. We wonder whether we are prisoners of system that is beyond our control, and long for a better and easier way to live in the world.

"But the problem with not paying your electricity bills is that sooner rather than later, the lights will be turned off."