Quote: Originally Posted by SLM
I'll ask Bear for the highlights, lol.
From what I can gather from the mangled time line and verbose ramblings is...
1, Callum gained power of attorney, over his fathers business interests, when his father had a stroke.
2, Callum, moved a lot of the money around, in some dealings that simply benefited Callum, and not his fathers interests, contrary to the terms of his power of attorney. He created three companies with monies siphoned from his fathers interests, Powell River Investments, Alco Enterprises LTD, and Cedar Grove Holdings.
3, The profits from these illegal transactions, were still taxable. But Callum never paid the taxes on said profits.
4, When Callum's actions came to light, action was taken to withdraw his power of attorney over his fathers interests.
5, Both Callum's family and the Minister of Finance launched action. The former to recoup the misappropriated funds, and the latter to dissolve the companies he created and pay the applicable owning taxes.
6, This of course was seriously hindered by Callum's being a diagnosed Paranoid Schizophrenic.
I have no doubt he firmly believes every word he has uttered.
I have experience with people with the same affliction. His blog is simply rife with textbook characteristics of someone suffering from Paranoid Schizophrenia.
There is no doubt in my mind that Callum is an extremely intelligent individual. His excellent grasp of the law is only paralleled by his inability to process parts of the facts that do not support his version of reality. It's quite sad really, and I don't mean that as an insult. His intelligence really is astounding, his writings are well prosed (Although fractured and out of sequence at times) emotionally charging and poignant.
I can honestly say I was riveted at times, as his rendition comes across like a script from a Canadian Civil Court version of Law and Order
. I found myself hoping that the next paragraph was going to be the one where the underdog (Callum) would make headway and win some concession.
Unfortunately, given that he truly appears to be guilty of all the allegations levied against him. That win would not be there.
I find myself hoping that he finds some peace one day, I wish him all the best, and suggest that he submits some of his writings to a publisher.