Sorry, I forgot all about this one. But that's okay, I actually looked some of this up and I can mark this as "Explained".
I'll start off with the facts:
There are many other articles that purport similar stories, but I'm mainly going to focus on Danile Hopsicker from www.madcowprod.com
as he seems to be the source of it all.
MadCow 'Unlce Ruslan' aided terrorists from CIA official's home
This article from Madcow makes alot of leaps based on very little evidence. Hopsicker, claims that Tsarni incorporated the "Congress of Chechen International" Organizations" (CCIO) in Maryland, and that he was operating it from the home of an ex-CIA agent, but if you look at the screenshot, you'll see that Tsarni is listed as the "Resident Agent" and that the given address is listed as the "Principal Office" you go to the MD Dept of Taxation and Business Services website
, and you look up their glossary
you'll find the legal definitions for Resident Agent and Principal Office.
A person that a sheriff can walk up to and hand a summons to in order to get jurisdiction over the entity for court. It may or may not be one of the owners or officers. In some cases this can be a Maryland corporation. In all cases the address must be a physical address (no P.O. boxes).
So the "Resident Agent" is not the owner, operator, executive or even management. This is basically a legal contact, in which case it is not uncommon for a business to list their resident agent as a law firm or someone who practices law. Which is happens to be a part of Tsarni's background.
All Maryland entities require some Maryland address where certain records are to be kept or certain requests can be made on management. This may or may not be where the actual business endeavor is conducted. For foreign entities this is a mailing address that can be anywhere.
As stated, "The Principal Office" is just a place where records are kept which may or may not be the actual place of business. This in no way indicates the physical location of the business, and based on this you cannot know what Tsarni's specific role was in CCIO let alone claim that he incorporated the company.
I did a search for some places that I've been to in MD, and here's a business called "Pat's Pizza" which lists their resident agent and principal office at a personal residence
while their actual business is located elsewhere.
I also looked up a prominent MD business called Bethesda Softworks
, As Bethesda Softworks INC
, a law firm was listed as their resident agent
. As Bethesda Softworks LLC
, this same law firm was listed as their Principal Office
So based on this, the extent to which Tsarni was involved with CCIO is not known, and there isn't enough evidence to suggest that he founded, or operated the business from Fuller's home in Rockville.
Hopsicker claims that CCIO was sending aid to Islamic Terrorists in Chechnya based on this fax
. If you read the footer of this fax (which was conveniently cropped out on Hopsicker's article), you'll see that it's listed address is; 10030 15th ST Washington, D.C. 20005 which is obviously not in Maryland. Furthermore, this document was written to thank BIF for the 2500 pairs of shoes that were sent to Chechnya
(not CCIO) while requesting an additional 5000 pairs of shoes for Chechens. This does not prove that CCIO neither sent nor received funds, supplies to anyone. The only thing that can be surmised from this document is that CCIO was a proxy of some sort, because there is simply not enough information to determine what their purpose actually was.
Another important piece of relevant information that Hopsicker left out was the specific details of Benevolence International Foundation. While it is true that BIF funneled money to terrorist organizations, the issue here is how they did it.
BIF fraudulently solicited donations from people all over the world and here in the U.S. under the guise of humanitarian efforts. This document
details the specifcs of BIF's activites and even referrs to the CCIO fax about the shoes. While it is true that these 'shoes' were actually Anti-Mine boots, it is worth noting that these anti-mine boots were never delivered as BID shifted their efforts toward standard footwear and uniforms for soldiers in Chechnya. This indicates that BIF was responsible for both purchasing and fundraising
for Chechen soldiers. Given BIF's deceptive tactics and that so many people uknowingly supported terrorism by donating to them and associating with them in some way. Given the fact that BIF's real activities were not known at the time, how can you be sure that Tsarni, CCIO or anyone else at that time knew that their donations were not going to civillians? Their headquartes was located in Chicago so somebody obviously leased commercial property to them, thus unkowingly supported their cause.
And yet another important fact that Hopsicker left out was the fact that there was a war between Chechnya and the Russian Federation
taking place at the time CCIO requested aid for Chechens and of course this war affected civillians as well as the soldiers thus explaining the need for civillians to have anti mine boots.That being said, would it be expected that a Chechen man living here in the U.S. might be sympathetic to his people in Chechnya and might assist an origanization that is purporting to send aid to his people?
BIF Flyer said:
In a related flyer, BIF stated:
URGENT! REINFORCED WINTER SHOES URGENTLY NEEDED FOR CHECHNYA
* * * * *
Unfortunately, the mines don’t discriminate between innocent women, children, and the army and
continue to be a menace even after the war is over!
I have done a very extensive search for more information regarding the Congress of Chechen International Organizations and found nothing outside the 2 documents referenced in this page. If this had been an organization funneling large amounts of money or purchasing supplies for terrorists, I would expect that they would have left behind a much larger foot print. Not only that But Tsarni's name is only one one of these documents.
What was Tsarni's role in CCIO other than being a legal contact?
What was the purpose of CCIO?
Why is there a CCIO in MD, and another in DC?
Are they diffent branches of the same company?
Are they two different companies with the same name?
Did they know that BIF was in support of terrorism?
And again, there is not enough information to make that determination.