Friday, September 16, 2016


Edward Woods
8190 Beechmont Avenue #101
Cincinnati, Ohio 45255-6117
September 12, 2016

Director, E.O. Examinations
Internal Revenue Service
1100 Commerce St. MC 4910 DAL
Dallas, Texas 75242-1198

Re: E.O. Violation
International Leonard Peltier Defense Committee (ILPDC)
P.O. Box 24, Hillsboro, OR 97123

Dear E.O. Director:

Please find attached IRS complaint form #13909 to bring to your attention—once again, that Leonard Peltier is engaging in deceptive practices and violating Exempt Organizations regulations involving fraudulent, allegedly “tax deductible” activities.

Please reference my many previous communications dating back to August 2000 (former reference number 4426 12-2009) regarding Leonard Peltier’s and the ILPDC’s efforts to circumvent IRS laws.

Leonard Peltier is serving consecutive life sentences for the brutal murder of two FBI agents in 1975, had undergone over a dozen appeals and his conviction and sentence has never been altered.

Prior complaints to your office have likely resulted in actions against Peltier’s fraudulent fund raising activities, because they have, several times, removed references to “tax- deductible donations,” however, Peltier has systematically reverted to repeated similar tactics, again, as in this instance.

The ILPDC states publicly:

 “Please make a tax deductible donation of $5.00 (or more) at (website[i]). If you prefer, send a check or money order made payable to the ILPDC to PO Box 24, Hillsboro, OR 97123.”

The below footnoted website states:

“Please make a tax-deductible donation. No amount is too small…The ILPDC is a project of the Indigenous Rights Center, a 501(c)(3) tax exempt organization.”

The ‘director’ information for the Indigenous Rights Center, 202 Harvard Dr., SE #5, Albuquerque, NM, 87114 reveals the following:

Delaney Bruce, Peter Clark, Kari A. Boushee and Chauncey Peltier. 
Bruce, Clark and Boushee are longtime Peltier supporters, and Chauncey Peltier is Leonard Peltier’s son.

Essentially the same people who operate the ILPDC are operating the Indigenous Rights Center under the guise of a “project,” when in fact it is a mechanism to raise money on behalf, and for the benefit of, a convicted felon by deceiving people into believing their donations are indeed, tax deductible.

The Indigenous Rights center displayed the following copyright, which clearly linked the two organizations and Leonard Peltier:

©2016 ILPDC/Indigenous Rights Center LLC, 202 Harvard SE, Albuquerque, NM 87106[ii]

IRS regulations are very clear concerning tax-deductible donations;

“A section 501(c)(3) must not be organized or operated for the benefit of private interests, such as the creator or the creator’s family, shareholders of the organization, other designated individuals, or persons controlled directly or indirectly by such private interests. No part of the net earnings of the section 501(c)(3) organization may inure to the benefit of any private shareholder or individual. A private shareholder or individual is a person having a personal and private interest in the activities of the organization.”

Clearly, the directors of the Indigenous Rights Center (IRC), that include a family member, Chauncey Peltier and Leonard Peltier himself, have a vested personal and private interest in raising money by any means necessary by burying the reality of their claims to unsuspecting donors through deceptive layering of their fund raising.

The unrepentant, convicted double-murderer, Leonard Peltier, is not a charity case and it is evident that the IRC, its directors, including a Peltier family member, are once again, circumventing the law.

Edw. Woods
Edward Woods

[ii] This copyright, however, has been removed since it was publically noted; please see the following for additional background:

Monday, September 12, 2016


Dear Supporters:

September 12, 2016: Leonard Peltier turns 72 today, but it’s a birthday without celebration considering 40 years of incarceration.

On January 12, 1975, Jack Coler, FBI Agent, former LAPD SWAT officer, husband, and father of two young sons, turned 28.

On July 30, 1975, Ron Williams, FBI Agent and Navy veteran had an upcoming birthday, but little did he know that a mere 34 days before his own 28th birthday both he and Jack would be cut down in their prime from a coward’s bullets.

At some point, Leonard Peltier will meet his Creator. There, no doubt, will be Jack Coler and Ron Williams who will watch and listen as Peltier finally makes his confession and admission for his crimes and their brutal and violent deaths. Leonard Peltier will then receive his final and permanent sentence.

Birthday wishes:

President Obama recognizes that a free Peltier will not atone in any way for the historical ill treatment of First Americans.

President Obama understands that a free Peltier would validate the murder and mayhem caused by the American Indian Movement and that AIM contributed nothing positive to Native American culture.

President Obama accepts that a free Peltier would be an affront to every dedicated law enforcement man and woman, past, present and future.

President Obama already knows that Leonard Peltier was lawfully extradited from Canada, had a fair trial, and through over a dozen appeals his conviction and sentence has been sustained and never altered.

And, President Obama can readily see that Leonard Peltier remains unrepentant for his heinous and unforgiveable crimes.

“In the Spirit of Coler and Williams”
Ed Woods

 (Context is everything)

Friday, September 9, 2016


Dear Supporters:

In 2014 President Obama announced a program to become more proactive with his singular Constitutional clemency authority to address non-violent and excessive drug related sentences that were subsequently reformed with the Fair Sentencing Act of 2010.[i]

Leonard Peltier could care less about receiving a Pardon, forgiving the offense and restoring all his civil rights (because he does not consider himself an American citizen[ii]), and that would never happen anyway. What he seeks is commutation, the suspension of the remainder of his consecutive life sentences for the murder of FBI Agents Coler and Williams in 1975, and the seven consecutive years for the armed escape from Lompoc Penitentiary in 1979.

On its website, the U.S. Department of Justice (USDOJ) maintains a list (The List) of those granted commutation.[iii] 

No doubt with mere weeks remaining until January 20, 2017, Peltier is praying that his name will also appear on The List.

A review of The List is telling in that it is confirming the President’s criteria and desire to reduce the sentences of minor drug offenses that would have been far less than those given during the war on drugs in the 80’s and 90’s.[iv]

It is with great interest that Peltier and the ILPDC[v] monitor this list, although in reality Peltier and his attorneys from the law firm of Dewy, Fleeceum and Howe[vi] would likely know before it’s publicized on the USDOJ website.

A review of the growing list is compelling and quite varied as to the range of the total amounts of controlled substances involved and the varying, mostly lengthy, sentences that were, or are, being commuted.  Some have been previously released as early as 2011, many still have time to serve and a number will receive early gifts and be out by Christmas. 

Reviewing The List begs the question; where does Peltier stand in all this?

Interestingly, The List contains more than a few convicted of possession or use of a firearm, although there is no indication in the underlying charges what the actual statutory definition of the term…use…means. Had the weapon actually been used, e.g., fired, in the commission of the drug offense it goes without saying that additional charges relating to murder or attempted murder, or homicide would have certainly been included. So in that regard, possession and use are synonymous, e.g., that a weapon was present during the commission of the underlying offense.

For example, Carolyn Yvonne Butler’s sentence of 48 years was commuted to 24 years for a 1992 conviction for three bank robberies and using a firearm during a crime of violence (e.g., armed bank robbery). Butler was granted clemency and released by the President on April 16, 2016. Certainly, had Ms. Butler shot at, or shot someone during any of those robberies, her name would not be on The List.

So that Peltier doesn’t get his hopes up too high, the only one who received commutation was one, Gerardo Hernandez, sentenced to life for a 2001 conviction not involving drugs but for fraud and national defense violations…and… conspiracy to commit murder.[vii] Part of a prisoner swap, Hernandez was released in 2014.

The operative word here for Peltier obviously being, conspiracy.

The conspiracy, to be clear, was Hernandez’s alleged knowledge of the shoot-down of two civilian planes by the Cuban Air Force.

Score one for Peltier. There is one political prisoner on The List.

Peltier has buffaloed (no pun intended) far too many into the sham of being a political prisoner. If there was a shred of reality to that specious claim then what happened on June 26, 1975, the deaths of Agents’ Coler and Williams, would have been an assassination instead of cold-blooded murder by Peltier and the other AIM cowards, including Joe Stuntz.[viii] But then Peltier has always tried to have it both ways—a living oxymoron as it were, a warrior/victim.

Fear not, Peltier’s unrepentant, self-incriminating that he’d, do it all over again because it was the right thing to do, and doesn’t regret any of this for a minute, public statements are well known to the Pardon Attorney, Attorney General and the President, along with the multiple supporting appeals that confirmed Peltier’s guilt well beyond a reasonable doubt. 

Back to, The List.

Leonard, notice what is not on The List?

Leonard, notice who will never be on The List?

That’s right, a cop killer.

“In the Spirit of Coler and Williams”
Ed Woods

[ii] Leonard Peltier, Prison Writings (New York: St. Martin’s Press, 1999) 63
[iv] Regretfully, we are losing or already have lost that war. Since 9/11 many limited resources have been directed toward anti-terrorism efforts at the expense of combating the importation of controlled substances so that the once substantial costs have plummeted increasing both abundant supplies and a growing market. Heroin use and overdoses, once the frequent and presumed venue in the larger inner cities, is now endemic in small cities and towns across America.  We have nearly become a drug-laden society. The early war on drugs, with the common idea of being tough on crime, resulted in extraordinary sentencing for even minor drug offenses that later resulted in a bipartisan effort to correct what was viewed as unjust sentencing for low-level drug crimes.
[v] (No reluctance here to direct anyone to the ILPDC so they can see the fabrications for themselves. Question: See if you can find any reference to Peltier’s only alibi, the decade’s long lie of Mr. X? Hint: Actually, it is there (sort of, but not as prominent as it used to be) in Redford’s bogus mocumentary, Incident at Oglala.
[vi] Martin Garbus, Cynthia K. Dunne, Carl S. Nadler who collectively and publically aired all of the myth, folklore, fabrications and lies by releasing Peltier’s clemency petition. Not a smart move at all. And, of course, Bruce “I’ll take the Fifth” Ellison. Question: Who was one of the last people to see Anna Mae Aquash alive at the Wounded Knee Legal Defense/Offense Committee office and later “took the fifth” when questioned about it? Hint: It was not to protect a client.
[vii] (Last accessed 9/6/16: Hernandez was part of a Cuban prisoner exchange. No irony that Peltier attorney, Martin Garbus was part of this exchange.)