Is Alan Keyes as Broke as Larry Klayman?

Is Alan Keyes as Broke as Larry Klayman? January 17, 2012

One of the things I couldn’t write about when I was still at AINN, because of his pending legal action against the group, was that Larry Klayman is flat broke. He was reprimanded by a court in Florida after taking $25,000 from a woman and then not doing anything for her as her attorney, and he pleaded poverty:

I have and have had very little funds, as my financial situation continues to be dire. I do not own any investments or retirement plans and just have a few pieces of jewelry and clothing, a television, a radio, a bed and clothing and shoes. I rent my apartment. The jewelry is a watch which is of negligible value, and consists of a watch and a ring valued currently under $200.00.

Which explains why he keeps filing frivolous lawsuits seeking millions in damages that have no prayer of leading to anything but dismissal — or being sanctioned by the courts again. But it appears that Alan Keyes may be broke too. He’s being sued by a printer who says his spiderweb of political organizations owes more than $70,000.

A printing company claims groups led by conservative activist Alan Keyes, including the Border Fence Project, In Jesus’ Name and the Minuteman Civil Defense Corps, owe it more than $71,000 for printing jobs.

MDI Imaging & Mail sued Declaration Alliance, which is composed of Keyes’ political action committees, in Loudoun County Court.

The Dulles, Va.-based printer claims the groups submitted several purchase orders through an agent, but have “made only minor payments.”

MDI claims the Declaration Alliance, aka The Declaration Foundation aka Border Fence Project aka In Jesus’ Name aka Alan Keyes for President aka Minuteman Civil Defense Corps aka Minuteman Political Action Committee owes it $71,600.02 for 15 printing jobs.

That’s a lot of “akas.” Too bad none of them pay their bills.

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  • D. C. Sessions

    Sometimes it’s necessary to make sacrifices in order to teach people the essential American virtue of personal responsibility.

    That’s why Klayman and Keyes’ creditors should feel honored to be called upon to support the cause.

  • MikeMa

    Two of my favorite looneys. They both have banners over at WND. Maybe Farah is withholding their click-checks. Farah only gripes about personal responsibility when its toward someone with whom he disagrees

  • Ben P

    That smacks of being a publicity hound to me, but maybe the Florida bar works differently and he was expected to provide a defense by letter.

    That an arbitrator also only ordered him to return $5000 seems to indicate he should have some substantive defense, but messing with client funds (such as retainers you haven’t earned) is one sure way to get disbarred.

  • I have and have had very little funds, as my financial situation continues to be dire. I do not own any investments or retirement plans and just have a few pieces of jewelry and clothing, a television, a radio, a bed and clothing and shoes. I rent my apartment. The jewelry is a watch which is of negligible value, and consists of a watch and a ring valued currently under $200.00.

    That reminds me of that scene near the end of “A Civil Action” when Kathy Bates, doing a cameo as a bankruptcy judge, is grilling John Travolta’s character about his lack of assets.

    As for Alan Keyes, I used to get stuff from him in the mail for a few years, and I noticed over time the quality of the paper his solicitations were printed on declined, which suggested to me that his financial situation was not so great.

  • I find it very difficult to believe that Keyes is broke — or can’t at least make enough money to maintain a reasonably comfortable lifestyle for him and his family.

    After all, love him or loathe him, he can be an electrifying speaker (even if what he speaks is nonsense) and I can’t imagine that he can’t find enough speaking engagements within the right-wing community to keep the money coming it. He’s even better than Gingrich at dishing out the red meat.

    I guess it’s possible that he may have gotten in over his head with too much debt in some way, but if he’s not too proud to declare bankruptcy (and he might — could be “unbiblical” I suppose) then I doubt he will have much difficultly getting back on his feet again.

    Maybe he should start his own SuperPac…

  • abb3w

    “Thou shalt not defraud thy neighbour, neither rob him: the wages of him that is hired shall not abide with thee all night until the morning.” – Leviticus 19:13

  • Doug Little

    Maybe they are in the wrong shell game, I’m sure the fundies could be separated from more of their cash if they threw their hat into the preach’n ring.