Thursday, July 2, 2015

Arcadia City Councilman John "McMansion" Wuo and the GemCoin Ponzi Scheme?


Sometimes news comes your way that is just so out there and bizarre that you can't help but want to celebrate life in exuberant ways. Like by laughing out loud. That and thank the powers above that you are fortunate to be a blogger and have Arcadia's very own John Wuo to write home about. It just gets no better. This from The Arcadia Weekly (link):

"Backed by amber."
A company with ties to an Arcadia city councilman recently launched a digital currency that displays a wide range of Internet marketing material containing what the official claims is his falsely attributed endorsement of the financial investment product.

Council Member John Wuo’s image is highly visible on multiple websites in a wide range of languages that urge consumers worldwide to invest in Gemcoin, a digital or “cryptocurrency” that has emerged amid the trend that began with Bitcoin’s introduction in 2009. Gemcoin’s numerous websites also contain endorsements of the investment product that are attributed to Wuo, who is prominently billed as the mayor of Arcadia. Several Gemcoin webpages include hyperlinks to his biography on the city’s website.

“The Mayor of Arcadia, John Wuo, confirmed the positive influence of Gem Coin on international virtual currency and the stability of the value of the ‘Gem Coin,'” according to several Gemcoin websites and a statement recounting a press conference last September in which Gemcoin founder Steve Chen unveiled the digital currency to the global investment market.

Wuo was first elected to the council in 2002 and completed his most recent stint as mayor in April.

In another Gemcoin marketing event, this time in March when the digital currency’s Arcadia-based parent company hosted investors from Singapore, a Gemcoin brochure posted online summarized the then-mayor’s remarks to the Singaporean group: “We help resident[s] to solve problems. USA is like other countries, with relationship it is easier to get things through. I can help you.”


Wuo, who has been in China for the last two weeks, denied making those flattering remarks about Gemcoin and said he intends to demand that the cryptocurrency’s marketing department excise his image and statements from the numerous promotional websites.

You may recall that we had the distinct pleasure of writing about three time Arcadia Mayor John Wuo several weeks back. The article was titled "Arcadia Councilmember John Wuo Plays The Race Card" (link), and featured the following citation, which we also lifted from The Arcadia Weekly, proud sister paper of the Sierra Madre Weekly.

Residents in Arcadia received a newsletter from ‘Save the Arcadia Highlands’ group earlier this week attacking some of the city councilmembers’ votes on certain issues with particular regard to the large homes being built in Arcadia. The newsletter’s tone was highly critical of several councilmembers and the financial controversy over a cancelled trip to China & Taiwan.

We contacted councilmembers for comment as well as City Manager, Dominic Lazzaretto. John Wuo was deeply concerned and said this via email:

“I am extremely upset, because it is all lies. For instance, we did not receive any money, so how can we return money back to them (China Trip)? Also accusing us (3 councils) breaking the law, in fact they are the one not following our City’s building and zoning code. Each project went through city’s appeal process, planning commission voted 5-0 and council voted 4-1 and 3-2 to approval these 2 projects.

"The whole articles are racist, and I am shocked and surprised that these are Arcadia’s residents.” Councilmember John Wuo.

You do know that anyone who opposes McMansion building in the Arcadia Highlands area must be racist because, well, John Wuo and the rather posh gents that hold his puppet strings say so. And who could be more victimized and oppressed over behind the Peacock Veil than multi-millionaire foreign real estate investors who wish to build 8,500 square foot mausoleums for the living with dunce cap minarets and enough bathrooms to service a baseball stadium filled with Miller Lite devotees?

But here is where things get even more excellent.


The rest of this article, which comes to us from BehindMLM.com, can be easily accessed by clicking here. They have also published an article titled "Digging deeper into the USFIA GemCoin Ponzi scam," which you will want to read by clicking here. It will deepen your knowledge of Doozie Wuo-zie and his GemCoin woes.

There are a number of informed reader comments to be found on the BehindMLM.com site, but none more straight to the point than this one:


If you enjoy videos, you might want to check this out (click). Apparently John Wuo, who claims that he knows nothing about GemCoins, played a prominent role in this overblown GemCoin event. No news if Arcadia's new West Covina based public relations people were in on this one.

We will be more than pleased to follow up on John Wuo's excellent GemCoin adventures just as soon as more news comes our way.

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57 comments:

  1. This, it is off subject or maybe not just received my Fourth of July parade lineup for the city of Sierra Madre, the question I have is why do we have 11 politicians riding in this parade? Why do we have the mayor of arcadia who is so much in favor of mac mansiontion? Why do we have arcadia city council in who also voted against The Highlands? And gor gods sakes why do we have the city clerk and historian of arcadia on a float? it's bad enough we have the bums that represent this city.

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    1. Judging by stories like this, Arcadia's 4th of July parade is also going to be a perp walk.

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    2. because the parade when Matt Bossypants Joe Mosca's partner was running the event turned it into a 2 mph Nascar event - the parade is not about SM or the 4th of July - it's about marketing and real estate branding

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    3. The current mayor is Gary Kovacic, one of the 2 who voted for the existing residents.

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    4. Right, 7:56.
      It's important to keep clear about who is corrupt and who isn't.
      Kovacic has integrity and has worked hard for the city - that's why he's in the minority on the current council.

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    5. Kovacic has been in the Sierra Madre parade a few times.

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    6. I agree with all the posts - Kovacic is a good guy. Maybe we should make signs to hold up along the route, "Work harder to Save the Highlands." Or something like that. If you don't believe you are lucky to be living in Sierra Madre rather than Arcadia, drive east on Orange Grove from Baldwin. There is new construction on both sides of the street - Arcadia side is a 10,000 sq ft horror, on the Sierra Madre side is a large home, but nowhere near 10,000 sq ft, one story and looks like it will fit into the neighborhood. Thank you Sierra Madre City Council members - except for Gene Goss, who said he didn't know the difference between 6000 and 8000 sq ft!

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  2. Can we pay the SMPD with GemCoins?

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    1. Maybe City Hall can take care of its financial shortfall by issuing its own coins. They could be called Golden Gosses.

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    2. What will they be backed with? BS?

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    3. Unless you invest in Golden Gosses the library will close.

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    4. and 911 calls will go unanswered.

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  3. It is going to get a lot worse. You haven't seen corruption yet like what will unfold in Arcadia.

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    1. Can't wait!

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    2. it's spilling over into SM but our corruption is incompetence and pandering to the real estate crowd

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    3. Thank goodness it's coming out in the open.

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    4. Corruption is greater in Sierra Madre! We are too small of a town or village to investigate. The same corrupt officials that represent Arcadia, represent Sierra Madre. The corrupt officials call it the Council of Governments & the League of Cities. The City Managers of both cities hold hand in corruption. It is all about the money, pensions and benefits.

      The American Revolution started because of taxes!
      History will repeat itself.
      Just because the corrupt officials over pay the police to keep the masses in check, does not mean that "We the People" will put up with it.
      The water is boiling. The ten percent that vote have there righteous heads in the sand.
      Please remember what Independence Day is really all about.
      FREEDOM!
      CONSTITUTIONAL RIGHTS!!
      THE RULE OF LAW!!!

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  4. Wait, wasn't the Soul Stealer supposed to make all the bad press about Arcadia go away? Looks like $70k went down the toilet.

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    1. They should return the money and go back to peddling Birkenstocks and vitamin water.

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    2. Since Wuo obviously has no soul, maybe the deal was that he was going to borrow one?

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    3. Wuo is a crook pure and simple. But its up to the good citizens of Arcadia to come to that conclusion and get rid of him.

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    4. Wuo needs to be investigated by the DA's office. Where there's smoke, there's fire.

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  5. please return the 4th of July parade back to the days when it wasn't some long drawn out promotional fest and it would be appropriate to charge out of town entries a $ 1,000 entry fee and then bunch them all together so bathroom breaks could be planned without missing anything real and of substance

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    1. The days of a resident gluing statues of critters to a volkswagon bug for a float are gone.

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    2. maybe they'll bring the fan dancers from that video.

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    3. Those day are long gone! Welcome to the era of Elaine Agu lair! Where all fee have gone though the roof, up 1000 percent since her arrival. Our not qualified, lack of education, incompetent and corrupt, City Manager should have been fired the day she was hired.
      Ask yourself this: Is the City of Sierra Madre a better place today than it was before the arrival of the City Manager?

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    4. All Elaine is doing is setting up her people for a nice retirement. Of course this is a small town, so you are going to have to dig deep. And then dig deeper.

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    5. Actually, 8:27, Elaine is better than Tammy Gates. ms. gates is the one responsible for changing the city employees to the current pension plan that s going to bankrupt the city, no matter how high the UUT goes.

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    6. Tammy Gates & Elaine are from the same cloth!
      We need an individual that comes from Sierra Madre!
      Any ideas who?
      Time to replace, Fire and hire someone new that is qualified!

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    7. The City of Sierra Madre doesn't hire people from Sierra Madre.

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    8. oh yeah there was no corruption going on when Michelle Keith ran parks and recreation that's why people went to jail andshe split for Bradbury and now the after school program is run by the Pasadena YMCA ya no corruption there

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    9. To be hired in Sierra Madre, one must be Hispanic and / or a relative of the City Manager!

      The hiring practices of the city should be investigated!

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  6. It is plain and simple. Have Arcadia politicos participate in your Home Town parade (we have no hometown so it's just you, folks) and their minions will follow and sit on Sierra Madre sidewalks and think gee, this is cool why don't we do this? Well, why don't we? Arcadia, has given up! Do you remember a short while back when Arcadia and surrounding areas were clamping down on the foot spas and massage parlors. Too many, too soon and not really so innocent after all. Acradia was "malled" (long before the current influx of Hong Kong transferring to mainland started a stampeed) and the few square blocks of "downtown" (at First and Huntington) dried up. Don't forget the fiasco when the Arcadia City council budged $35,000 to hire a traper when there was a coyote problem for neighborhoods east and west of Big Santa Anita settling basins. 18 coyote dead (and not humanly euthanized as per your veterinarian) the experts at the 200+ attendees at the Arbortum information session, said all they did was make it easier for 18 new coyote to show up. Sometime later when there was again concern about coyote it was pointed out that they hung around some 60 homes that were vacant waiting for demolition and new "started castles." Push back Sierra Madre, it is up to you.

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  7. I didn't know that the 4th of July is supposed to be a celebration of the real estate industry. Did George Washington really have a real estate license?

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    1. General Washington was a surveyor when he was young, so there's that.

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    2. But can he cross the Peacock Veil in a boat?

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    3. Rumor has it that Ol' George through a silver dollar across Little Santa Anita Creek.

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  8. Now we see why it was so necessary to hire 789 for PR....Wuo is going to be doing some fine spinning.

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    1. Spiders spin webs ... I don't like spiders and understand they're a necessary evil .
      My concern is about the exported non-Indiginous spiders from Arcadia I hear they're like a cross between a parasite and an invasive species .
      I've also hear that our city council believes in some pop culture myth about these spiders bringing good fortune and wealth ...Wink...Wink.

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  9. I saw the list for the parade, and I, too, wondered why all The Arcadia politicos. Is the parade one of Arcadia's takeovers? Actually disgusts me. Arcadia needs to stay out of Sierra Madre. While I'm at it, didn't city council send a letter to Arcadia regarding their overuse of water? Did we ever get an answer? Did the city manager let us know? Did she follow up on the results? I was at the Arcadia CC meeting in support of the Highlands. I heard Mr. Wuo play the race card. What a crook. Hope he gets booed at the parade.

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    1. The Arcadia politicians have had a spot in the parade for at least a couple of decades. It's not new.

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    2. Sat during the parade is a great time to TELL them what SM thinks of Arcadia and its politicos. Water houses, dirty money. It's you CALL.

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    3. Arcadia should be put right behind the Stogie Men truck.

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  10. 7 + 8 + 9 = 24.
    4 = death.

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    1. Nice try, but 24 = 2+4=6

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    1. 3
      9
      Numerology is "read" by adding numbers together until you get a single digit.

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  12. Hey Tattler, this article is already number one on the most read posts?!

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    1. No. That is a different article. Plus I put up the top ten for last month this morning. I usually do that at the beginning of every month as a kind of review.

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    2. Nothing like a John Wuo article to bring the excitement.

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  13. I wonder if the Tattler is worth more than 3.5 million in Gemcoins
    Mr Wuo, at this point in his political career, would love to pay at least that much to silence Sir Eric Mallory

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  14. First Senator Yee, Next Mayor Woo.

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  15. Anyone that can't figure out that something called "gemcoins" -- magic money that drips off your computer keyboard -- is fake, deserves to be duped. LIkewise, the ill-informed voters of Arcadia deserve Wuo as their elected representative. But the karma is all of this is the hiring of 789 PR. Talk about getting gypped. hahahahaha. That ship of fools, soul stealers and charlatans is probably in Vegas this weekend sipping mai tais pool side and doubling down on dough Arcadia's already handed over. Have you seen the results of their effort? No of course not. Seriously, someone needs to find out exactly what sort of work this group has done. They are no better than the king's clothier who provided the invisible thread. Taxpayers be damned. The Revolution of 1776 is long forgotten in Arcadia this weekend.

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  16. On the Fourth of July can we present Chairman Wou with a six pack of Samuel Adams along with a brief summary explaining how and why the Constitution came about ?
    I'll buy the beer if someone else does the presenting ?

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  17. How many Shitzu's would it take to pull a float filled with dignitaries from the People's Republic of Arcadia ?

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  18. There's plenty to dislike about Arcadia. However, the parade line up has Kovacic and Beck who are not anti-Highlands and not pro-McMansion. They're not realtors or developers. So cheer for them. Gene Glasco represents the city historical society - we need his perspective of the good old days. However, if Roger Chandler, Sho Tay or John Wuo show up, let 'em have it with loud boos and the contempt they have earned. They are Sierra Madre's worst nightmare, and Arcadia's ruinous reality.

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