In an email to Liberty Dollar supporters, Bernard von Nothaus writes, “For the first time since being arrested for counterfeiting and conspiracy on June 4, 2009, I am off probation and free! Earlier today [Dec 9, 2015], Judge Richard Voorhees issued a Court Order for early termination of my three year sentence.”
The order from Judge Richard L. Vorhees states: “On December 2, 2014, Defendant Bernard von Nothaus was sentenced to a three-year term of probation, including six months home confinement. Defendant, now age 70, has successfully completed one year of probation and his six month period of home confinement. According to counsel for Defendant, the U.S. Attorney’s Office has been consulted and does not oppose the instant request. Likewise, the supervising U.S. Probation Officer in the Middle District of Florida does not oppose early termination of supervision. For these reasons, the Court, in its discretion, finds that additional supervision by the U.S. Probation Department is no longer warranted and good cause exists to authorize early termination of probation. Defendant’s motion will be granted.
IT IS HEREBY ORDERED that Defendant’s Motion for Early Termination of Probation is GRANTED.”
The email from von Nothaus added, “I[n] light of the fact that I was facing 22 years in federal prison, the three years of probation is the closest I or the Liberty Dollar will ever come to a vindication.
Meanwhile, the forfeiture case has been moving at light speed with 265 Petitions approved in record time and the balance have moved along very well…
And of course, one of the most unique turn of events, is that the actual Gold and Silver Liberty Dollars are being returned! In a time when seized property is rarely ever returned and if so, it is in the form of those dreaded non-Federal non-Reserve Notes… The Petitioners will receive actual Liberty Dollars!”
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