Paul Andrew Mitchell, Sui Juris

c/o Forwarding Agent at:

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In Propria Persona


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without Prejudice






District Court of the United States


Eastern Judicial District of California



Paul Andrew Mitchell,         )  No. CIV. S-01-1480 WBS DAD PS


          Plaintiff,          )  FIFTH SUPPLEMENT TO COMPLAINT

                              )  FOR DAMAGES AND COMPLAINT FOR

     v.                       )  BREACH OF CONTRACT:


AOL Time Warner, Inc. et al., )  18 U.S.C. 241, 242, 1512


          Defendants.         )


COMES NOW Paul Andrew Mitchell, Plaintiff in the above entitled case, Citizen of California, Private Attorney General and Federal Witness, to file this, His FIFTH SUPPLEMENT TO COMPLAINT FOR DAMAGES AND COMPLAINT FOR BREACH OF CONTRACT, and to provide formal Notice to all interested Party(s) of same.

Plaintiff hereby charges the following named individuals, with the corresponding criminal violations enumerated infra.  Plaintiff hereby formally charges:


Mr. Dan Schmidt with:

(1)           attempting to assault Plaintiff, and attempting to use physical force to threaten Plaintiff, with intent to hinder, delay, and prevent Plaintiff’s testimony and/or to cause and induce Plaintiff to withhold testimony from an official proceeding and/or to hinder, delay, or prevent the communication to a judge of the United States information relating to the possible commission of a federal offense, in violation of 18 U.S.C. 1512 (one count);

(2)           actively and intentionally depriving Plaintiff of His fundamental Right to equal pay for equal work, in violation of 18 U.S.C. 242 (one count);  and,

(3)           conspiring with one Lonnie G. Schmidt to deprive Plaintiff of His fundamental Right to equal pay for equal work, in violation of 18 U.S.C. 241 (one count).


Mr. Lonnie G. Schmidt with:

(1)           actively and intentionally depriving Plaintiff of His fundamental Right to equal pay for equal work, in violation of 18 U.S.C. 242 (one count);  and,

(2)           conspiring with one Dan Schmidt to deprive Plaintiff of His fundamental Right to equal pay for equal work, in violation of 18 U.S.C. 241 (one count).



In support of the criminal charges made above, Plaintiff now testifies as follows:

On or about July 1, 2001 A.D., Plaintiff was invited to visit the Constitutional Educational Research Foundation (“CERF”) at 11357A Pyrites Way, Suite 3, Gold River 95670, CALIFORNIA, USA.

During long meetings at CERF’s offices there, Plaintiff explained the instant case to Messrs. Lonnie G. Schmidt, Dan Schmidt, and Gerard Cote.  Gerard Cote was described as a “guest” of CERF.

Lonnie G. Schmidt made offers to Plaintiff to provide office space and all funding necessary to maintain normal administrative progress with the instant case.  Plaintiff accepted these offers.

Plaintiff had no money of his own, at that time, and was already under extreme duress due to all the criminal retaliation Plaintiff has endured.

When Plaintiff offered to repay CERF, on a contingency basis, with any proceeds obtained from the instant case, Lonnie G. Schmidt replied, “That’s okay, Paul.  You don’t have to pay us back.  We are happy to help.”

Plaintiff now remembers making this contingency offer to Lonnie G. Schmidt at least three (3) times and, each time, Lonnie G. Schmidt’s answer was always the same, “You don’t have to pay us back, Paul.  We are happy to help.”

With the help of Dan Schmidt and Gerard Cote, on July 7, 2001 A.D. Plaintiff moved His belongings into said offices of CERF.  Plaintiff was allowed to sleep in a motorhome parked in the warehouse attached to CERF’s business offices.  Plaintiff agreed to these sleeping quarters, expressly to reduce CERF’s overhead expenses.

Soon after discovering Plaintiff’s extensive legal experience, Lonnie G. Schmidt began to lay a growing load of case work upon Plaintiff, including, but not limited to, pleadings in cases before three (3) United States Courts of Appeal, for the Fourth, Fifth and Ninth Circuits;  one (1) United States District Court for the District of Columbia;  and the Arizona Supreme Court.

Plaintiff was expected to develop the overall legal strategy, do all necessary research, draft and edit all pleadings, print and collate finished copies, and stamp and address envelopes.  About the only thing that Plaintiff was not asked to do, was to take this legal mail to the Post Office.

After filing the instant case on August 1, 2001 A.D., Plaintiff retained Lonnie G. Schmidt to effect formal service of SUMMONSES and COMPLAINTS on all named Defendants who had declined to waive service of SUMMONS.  To this end, Lonnie G. Schmidt subcontracted this work to one Larry Smith.  Once again, Lonnie G. Schmidt agreed to pay the costs of this subcontract to Larry Smith.

Plaintiff now believes that Larry Smith is, or was at that time, under criminal indictment in federal court in Sacramento, California.

Plaintiff provided Larry Smith with forty-five (45) sets of SUMMONSES and COMPLAINTS, and supporting information about each Defendant named therein.

During a period exceeding four (4) weeks, Larry Smith failed to respond to any of Plaintiff’s numerous telephone messages, email messages, and fax transmissions requesting a status report.  After approximately five (5) weeks of this subcontract, Plaintiff learned that Larry Smith had served less than five (5) Defendants.

Plaintiff then began to suspect that Larry Smith may have been attempting to scuttle the instant case, with the help of Lonnie G. Schmidt and others unknown to Plaintiff.

During most of this four-week period, Lonnie G. Schmidt appeared to be preoccupied with management of an extensive home remodeling project in an affluent residential neighborhood near CERF’s offices.  Lonnie G. Schmidt gave Plaintiff no evidence of adequate management and oversight of Larry Smith’s subcontract.

Plaintiff then demanded Lonnie G. Schmidt and Larry Smith to return all unserved documents immediately, with all executed PROOFS OF SERVICE.  After much additional effort, Plaintiff succeeded in obtaining from Larry Smith’s agents the PROOF OF SERVICE of SUMMONS and COMPLAINT upon Defendants AOL Time Warner, Inc. and California Institute of Technology.  Plaintiff then filed copies of those completed PROOFS OF SERVICE with the Clerk of this Court.

The task of serving the remaining SUMMONSES and COMPLAINTS then fell back into Plaintiff’s lap, resulting in His great disappointment and frustration with Lonnie G. Schmidt’s evident breach of contract.

On or about the month of October 2001 A.D., Plaintiff began His own investigation of one Benjamin Franklin Cook III (“Ben Cook”), currently incarcerated in county jail in Phoenix, Arizona.  Using resources publicly available on the Internet, Plaintiff learned that Ben Cook had been arrested for running an elaborate Ponzi Scheme out of his offices in Arizona.

Plaintiff read reports on the Internet that Ben Cook’s Ponzi Scheme had donated $1.8 million to the Church of Scientology, which later conveyed that entire sum to court-appointed Receiver Lawrence Warfield.

Based on legal documents which Lonnie G. Schmidt shared with Plaintiff, it became obvious to Plaintiff that Dan Schmidt, Lonnie G. Schmidt, and legal clients of Lonnie G. Schmidt are now, or had at one time been, closely associated with Ben Cook’s “investment” programs.

Plaintiff specifically recalls reading one document, prepared by the Office of the Attorney General for the State of Arizona, which document identified Lonnie G. Schmidt and Elizabeth Danneker as eyewitnesses with personal knowledge of Ben Cook’s dispersal of funds acquired by said Ponzi Scheme.

Elizabeth Danneker is Ben Cook’s fourth wife.

During the last week in October and the first week of November, 2001 A.D., arguments erupted between Plaintiff, Gerard Cote, Dan Schmidt, and Lonnie G. Schmidt.

Plaintiff believes that one cause of said arguments was Plaintiff’s verbal insistence on equal pay for equal work.  Plaintiff has known, for many years, that equal pay for equal work is a fundamental Right guaranteed by the Universal Declaration of Human Rights, Article 23.  Said declaration is a treaty of the United States, rendered supreme Law by the Supremacy Clause in the Constitution for the United States of America, as lawfully amended.

Plaintiff believes that Lonnie G. Schmidt is a decorated combat veteran of the Vietnam War;  as such, Lonnie G. Schmidt was required to execute an oath to support that Constitution.

Plaintiff was never compensated with equal pay for equal work which Plaintiff performed on the five (5) cases described above on behalf of clients of CERF and of Lonnie G. Schmidt.  Plaintiff’s standard rate, since January 1, 2001 A.D., has been $150.00 per hour.  This rate is advertised at Plaintiff’s website, known as the Supreme Law Library.

Plaintiff believes that His legal work allowing Lonnie G. Schmidt to intervene in the case of USA et al. v. Microsoft Corporation was on a par with the counsel provided to Microsoft Corporation by the firm of Sullivan and Cromwell.

In the APPLICATION FOR INTERVENTION which Plaintiff researched and wrote for Lonnie G. Schmidt to intervene in Ben Cook’s Habeas Corpus Petition to the Arizona Supreme Court, Lonnie G. Schmidt attached true and correct copies of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights as an Exhibit.

Plaintiff believes that Lonnie G. Schmidt either knew, or should have known, that said treaty guarantees equal pay for equal work.

On November 6, 2001 A.D., Lonnie G. Schmidt entered Plaintiff’s office room at CERF and attempted to interrupt Plaintiff’s task of collating and preparing a pleading to be filed in the instant case.

Plaintiff resisted Lonnie G. Schmidt’s efforts to interrupt Plaintiff, and another argument ensued after Lonnie G. Schmidt stepped on some of Plaintiff’s papers being collated on the carpeted floor.

Under duress, Plaintiff was forced to meet with Lonnie G. Schmidt and Dan Schmidt in Lonnie G. Schmidt’s office, at a large conference table in that office.

Plaintiff demanded that office assistant Alan Wu be present, as a witness.

An intense argument ensued.  At one point, Lonnie G. Schmidt asked Alan Wu to leave the room.

Plaintiff directed the following statement to Dan Schmidt, “I don’t care how big your thumb is.  I am never going to fit under it.”

After a delay of about five (5) seconds, Dan Schmidt rapidly lurched out of his chair in Plaintiff’s direction, giving Plaintiff probable cause to believe that Dan Schmidt intended to assault Plaintiff.

Lonnie G. Schmidt (Dan’s father) physically restrained Dan Schmidt, preventing Dan Schmidt from coming close enough to touch Plaintiff.

Fearing probable injury to His Person, Plaintiff moved quickly to the other side of the large conference table, so as to keep that conference table between Dan Schmidt and Plaintiff, for safety reasons.  At that point, Dan Schmidt stopped moving in Plaintiff’s direction, as Lonnie G. Schmidt continued to restrain Dan Schmidt.

Plaintiff then dialed 911 and reported the attempted assault.

Sacramento County Sheriff D. Anderson responded to the 911 call quite promptly, within approximately 15 minutes.  Upon arriving at CERF’s offices, Sheriff Anderson advised Plaintiff to vacate the building as soon as possible, and witnessed the payment of one thousand dollars ($1,000.00) in cash to Plaintiff by Lonnie G. Schmidt.

With the help of office assistant Alan Wu, Plaintiff removed all of his belongings into a nearby hotel.

In summary, Plaintiff believes that Dan Schmidt did, in fact, attempt to assault Plaintiff after an intense argument during which Plaintiff complained about Ben Cook’s Ponzi Scheme and the evident involvement of Lonnie G. Schmidt, Dan Schmidt and the latters’ business associates in that Ponzi Scheme.

Plaintiff also believes that Lonnie G. Schmidt and Larry Smith did, in fact, breach Plaintiff’s contract with them to effect formal service of all outstanding SUMMONSES and COMPLAINTS in the instant case.

Plaintiff is now under extreme duress for having no means of support, and barely enough money to pay for three (3) more days of hotel and restaurant expenses.



I, Paul Andrew Mitchell, Sui Juris, Plaintiff in the above entitled action, hereby verify under penalty of perjury, under the laws of the United States of America, without the “United States” (federal government), that the above statement of facts and laws is true and correct, according to the best of My current information, knowledge, and belief, so help me God, pursuant to 28 U.S.C. 1746(1).


Dated:     November 9, 2001 A.D.



Signed:    /s/ Paul Andrew Mitchell


Printed:   Paul Andrew Mitchell, B.A., M.S., Sui Juris


I, Paul Andrew Mitchell, Sui Juris, hereby certify, under penalty of perjury, under the laws of the United States of America, without the “United States” (federal government), that I am at least 18 years of age, a Citizen of ONE OF the United States of America, and that I personally served the following document(s):




18 U.S.C. 241, 242, 1512


by placing one true and correct copy of said document(s) in first class United States Mail, with postage prepaid and properly addressed to the following:


Clerk of Court

District Court of the United States

501 “I” Street, Suite 4-200

Sacramento 95814-2322




Courtesy copies to:


Ropers, Majeski, Kohn & Bentley     DeForest & Koscelnik

(failed to exhibit oaths)          (failed to exhibit oath)

1001 Marshall Street                3000 Koppers Building

Redwood City 94063                  436 Seventh Avenue

CALIFORNIA, USA                     Pittsburgh 15219

                                    PENNSYLVANIA, USA


Murphy Austin Adams Schoenfeld LLP  Pillsbury Winthrop LLP

(failed to exhibit oaths)          (failed to exhibit oaths)

P.O. Box 1319                       400 Capitol Mall, Suite 1700

Sacramento 95814-1319               Sacramento 95814-4419



Steinhart & Falconer, LLP

(failed to exhibit oaths)

333 Market Street, 32nd Floor

San Francisco 94105-2150



Dated:   November 9, 2001 A.D.



Signed:  /s/ Paul Andrew Mitchell


Printed: Paul Andrew Mitchell, Plaintiff In Propria Persona