Exclusive: Fraud, Lies, and Deceit Exposed in Las Vegas Charity

Lou Colagiovanni
December 23, 2015

(ANTIMEDIAThere is something truly rotten and rancid in Las Vegas, and it has decayed in the form of theft, tax evasion, and fraud. The tale of depravity is long and complicated, and it must start at the beginning — so please indulge me.

Serving Hope is a Las Vegas-based volunteer organization whose stated mission is to serve the homeless. The organization was founded by an individual named Rick ‘Siloh’ Moses, who has enjoyed much praise, adulation, and hero worship from members of the community. He has enjoyed coverage on radio, newspaper, magazine, and television outlets. Is Mr. Moses worthy of such attention? You, gentle reader, will be left to draw that conclusion yourself.

I became aware of Serving Hope in June 2015, and I reached out to Mr. Moses to offer my assistance in furthering the cause of helping the disadvantaged in Las Vegas. After our initial communication, I continued to follow Serving Hope, and I was impressed with the organization’s dedication to helping the poor. However, as with all things placed under a microscope, fractures began to show beneath the surface of a seemingly perfect veneer.

After a thorough investigation of Serving Hope and Rick ‘Siloh’ Moses spanning several months, the findings are not flattering for Mr. Moses, nor for certain prominent members of the Las Vegas community who wished this information would never be disseminated to the public.

The investigation began innocuously one morning, when I read a Facebook post stating the official Serving Hope Facebook group had been hijacked by a rogue administrator. Out of concern, I went to the group to learn about the theft, and I found much more information than I was originally seeking. There were dozens of posts by disaffected former volunteers of Serving Hope who were levying a variety of charges — including personal, ethical, and legal transgressions — against Moses. One allegation specifically — that Moses had been soliciting donations for himself using a donation receipt from a legitimate 501c3 Las Vegas-based charitable organization — was of particular interest, as it is a very serious charge involving potential federal felonies. For no other reason than being inquisitive, I took it upon myself to contact these individuals. In the past, I had heard nothing but glowing reviews of Rick ‘Siloh’ Moses.

After I conducted these individual interviews, the former volunteers organized a face-to-face meeting and invited me to be their guest. I attended the meeting, as did a self-dubbed ‘community organizer’ and Las Vegas business owner, Angie Morelli, who happens to be friends with Mr. Moses. Morelli stated matter-of-factly to me that Rick ‘Siloh’ Moses had been a guest in her home and that she introduced her very own lawyer to him assist with “legal problems surrounding Serving Hope.

The meeting itself resulted in no extra information beyond what I had previously learned. However, at Morelli’s suggestion, the group crafted a series of 20 questions for Mr. Moses to answer. Morelli then sent the questions to Moses, and the answers were quite telling — though I am sure that was not his intent.

The question was asked:

Why did you give volunteers and donors a copy of an in kind donation letter that didn’t belong to you?

[An in-kind donation is qualified by the IRS as a donation that is not cash and is transferred to a 501c3.]

Moses replied:

I received copies upon copies of Hero School’s donation letter from both Tiger Todd and Kymm Buckner when they agreed to allow us to operate under them and use Hero School as a conduit to receive donations. People do not gift us items because they’re looking for a donation letter. They give to us because they believe in what we do. There is a difference. Our demographics, the people that give to us, give because they don’t have much, not because they have too much and are looking for a tax break. We used their letter all but three times in the past year we’ve been giving back, one of those to which was given to Loss Angeles Clothing. We were never told to NOT use their letters ever until or up to 9/18/2015 when I finally received a letter from Kymm Buckner saying not use their non-profit letters. This was via email. We barely used them in the beginning; and from 9/18 on, like I said in my email back to Kymm Buckner, we will never use them again. Remind you, Win/Win Entertainment, by Vivian, said that SHLV could use Win/Win Entertainment as a conduit too, for donations just two months ago at our meeting at Starbucks, when I told her that we might be parting association, due to the lack of communication over the past several prior months with Hero School and that we were looking for a new non-profit to fly our banner under. She offered up Win/Win Entertainment to be our new non-profit to fly our banner under.

Moses’ answer, on its face, appeared to be in earnest — had it been true. I find it curious that Moses says individuals do not donate for tax purposes, but that they do so because they believe in Serving Hope. That point is debatable, but individuals who donate under the impression they can write the donation off on their taxes — only to find out they were defrauded — is an entirely different matter.

Kymm Buckner Responds

I set out to get to the bottom of these allegations, contacting Kymm Buckner, who is in charge of Hero School, a registered 501c3 organization. We spoke on the telephone for over an hour about Serving Hope and Rick ‘Siloh’ Moses, and she answered my questions fully. Buckner was not happy with Moses, and she did not attempt to give any other impression than that. I informed Buckner of the existence of the Q&A involving Moses, and I flatly asked her:

The question was asked,’ Why did you give volunteers and donors copy of an in kind donation letter that didn’t belong to you?’ And this is what Mr. Moses said in his answer: ‘I received copies upon copies of Hero School’s donation letter from both Tiger Todd and Kymm Buckner when they agreed to allow us to operate under them and use Hero School as a conduit to receive donations.’ Now Ms. Buckner, is that true or is it not true?

Buckner immediately replied, “I’ve never given him a donation receipt at all whatsoever. Never. He’s never had my permission to do ANYTHING with Hero School ever!” I asked her, “So you were aware that Moses has been spreading your official charitable receipt around the area to solicit donations?” Buckner replied, “I don’t have any way of knowing where our receipt went. What I know is that his former volunteers contacted me and told me he gave them copies of our receipt letter, and he had them going to yard sales, and anything that wasn’t being sold there, they were to go back and collect it and give the people the receipt. But I have no way of knowing who all had the receipt. What I know is, whatever monies he’s collected, whatever donations he’s collected, I don’t know anything because I haven’t received anything at all whatsoever. I don’t know what he’s doing or what he is doing it with. What I know is we haven’t received anything.” She went on to say, “I know he has collected thousands of dollars — and it isn’t going to Hero School.”

The conversation continued, and Buckner elaborated that Hero School was looking into starting a formal relationship with Moses, but to do so required a variety of legal steps and paperwork that needed to be completed. Moses failed to complete them. “Everything I told him not to do is the very thing he did, and now it is coming back to bite him in the butt,” Buckner said.

This constitutes an ostensible lie on the record. But it gets much worse.

Tiger Todd Goes on the Record About Moses 

I then spoke with Tiger Todd, the Founder of Hero Schools. I began by asking:

Mr. Todd, sir, Mr. Moses appears to be a legitimate individual. However I have found many contradictions in his statements. There was a community meeting where I met his former disgruntled volunteers who told me a whole slew of things, some which I found to be credible, some of which I did not. The end result of that meeting was a series of questions which were presented to Mr. Moses through a conduit of his, and he replied back. Your name came up in some of his answers. I want to give you an opportunity to respond to his statements. Mr. Moses, in his defense, said your organization gave him permission to use your charitable designation to solicit donations from members of the community. As you can see from the answer, he said, ‘I received copies of the letter from Tiger Todd and Kymm Buckner.’ Now, I spoke with Kymm and she denied this. Can you clarify the statement by Mr. Moses that he had permission from you to use the tax receipt from Hero Schools?

Tiger Todd replied: “We had a relationship with Albertson’s. Our goal was to get the homeless off the streets into our education program and so we were allowing him to pick up the donations we had arranged with Albertson’s that we were using for the homeless at Hero Schools. We expanded the amount of food we were obtaining from Albertson’s and then we allowed him to use it for his outreaches. We later learned it was not his outreach, but an outreach that was established a long time ago, for which he is taking credit.

“Mr. Moses was collecting food for Monday nights. In order for him to pick up the donations meant for Hero Schools, which we would then donate to him, he was indeed given a donation receipt for him to pick up FOOD.” Mr. Todd heavily emphasized the word food. He was clearly annoyed with what had transpired, but he was polite in his answers.

I asked, “Food only, sir, from Albertson’s?”

Mr. Todd once again quickly and forcefully emphasized, “Yes, FOOD!

He continued:

So that is why I gave two or three copies of the donation receipt to him. Now, each time they picked up a donation, they were supposed to text a photo of whatever they picked up to Kymm so that we could attribute that to our outreach to fulfill what our tax requirements are. That process was not done. I accidentally found this out when I walked into an Albertson’s one day to see that this process was not being followed. So I intervened and I sent a message to Serving Hope that said, ‘Stop. Please meet with Kymm to make sure you are doing everything appropriately before you pick up any more food using our name.’ I remember that moment, that day, because no one ever did what I asked. It’s like they had a conversation between themselves and they never contacted me, Kym, or anyone else.

We then found out that they were having fundraisers and they were doing all of these other activities. And of course those things, if you raise money on behalf of our charity, that money has to go to our charity. And you have to follow protocols and he continually missed meetings with Kymm to straighten out this matter. He was non-fulfilling of what he said he would do.

I then moved on and asked, “Now Mr. Todd, your name comes up again in a question which asks, ‘Why didn’t Hero School get 10% of the money you made at the car wash?’ As you can see, Mr. Moses replied that he sent your organization a payment”:

To be honest, I can’t remember if we did or if we didn’t,” reads Moses’ response. “This was a very busy time for us and still is. I remember our family member [volunteer] Sara sending Tiger Todd a check in the mail but, I can’t remember what it was for? But, I know for sure we sent him something.”

I asked Mr. Todd if he could confirm any of Moses’ statement.

I remember seeing they were having a charity carwash on Facebook, and that is separate from the check or donation,” Todd said.

He continued:

“I received a message from one of his volunteers, Sara, who said her husband was a manager at PT’s (PT’s is a chain of bars with over 15 locations in Las Vegas). They had given money to Serving Hope, and then she sent 10% of whatever that money was to Hero School Initiatives. And we received a check in the mail that was a $150 donation, of which PT’s received a tax deduction, which they can’t do. He can’t receive a full deduction for $1,500 because our organization only received $150 of that money. The remaining $1,350 is not legally able to be deducted. So yes, two things. I saw they had a carwash on Facebook, but I was not privy to the details. In terms of did they raise money at this carwash? I have no idea of what amount there was, or where it went.

I continued to question him. “Mr. Todd your name comes up again when it says, ‘What happened with Tiger Todd and Hero School?’ Do you have anything to say regarding the statement of Mr. Moses, who basically says you cut off communication with him and he doesn’t know why?

This is the full answer from Moses: “A question best answered by Tiger Todd. I’ve never had any issues with him or Hero School and I never knew why he stopped returning my texts and emails. I even looked up to him as a mentor. I’ve attended well over a handful of his open houses in the learning village for Hero School. We’ve picked up, in the beginning from his local food distributors, I’ve been (even though I showed up late) to their offices on Desert Inn for a clothing sort party and I’ve even been to his house. So I have no idea what happened with Tiger Todd.  We used to talk daily and now we don’t talk at all. We’ve never spoken about it and he’s never cared to share why me? Again; best answered by Tiger Todd.”

I asked Todd for clarification on Moses’ statement.

In my world,” Todd offered, “people get access to me when they keep their word. So if I cut off communication, I move on to people who keep their word. Plus, I don’t recall getting any calls or communications from him. You know, it’s tragic, because, I think, Siloh was so good at building a tribe of volunteers. I just think, unfortunately, that he is trying to take the credit for all of it. Perhaps that is the biggest disappointment; instead of using that as a gift to get more and more people involved in the community, it is almost like he wants to own all of the credit for it.

With that, we said our goodbyes and wished each other well.

What have we learned? Rick ‘Siloh’ Moses evidently lied about Kymm Buckner giving him any form, permission, or access to tax receipts from Hero School. Moses severely exaggerated by stating he received “copies upon copies” from Tiger Todd, who admits to giving Moses a few receipts to pick up food in the name of Hero Schools. We also know Serving Hope solicited donations from PT’s, likely using the tax receipt from Hero Schools. In spite of that, he only sent Hero Schools 10% of the proceeds when Hero Schools should have received the entire donation. PT’s will now file a tax deduction against this donation, which will not be honored by the IRS. I will detail the consequences of filing a false donation claim later on in the article.

Win-Win Entertainment’s Involvement

Let’s go back to Moses’ answer where he said, “Remind you, Win/Win Entertainment, by Vivian, said that SHLV could use Win/Win Entertainment as a conduit, too, for donations just two months ago at our meeting at Starbucks, when I told her that we might be parting association due to the lack of communication over the past several prior months with Hero School — and that we were looking for a new non-profit to fly our banner under. She offered up Win/Win Entertainment to be our new non-profit to fly our banner under.”

The person Moses mentions is Vivian Wright, the Executive Director of Win-Win Entertainment. Win-Win’s purpose, according to the group’s website, is to “match professional entertainers willing to donate time and talent with eligible, approved charities nationwide.”

I spoke with Vivian Wright, and in her own words, she was “livid” after learning about what Moses said in his answer. Wright said, “Lou, I have to tell you I am so livid, I don’t even know where to start. I really have no words for what I read in the Q&A. Unequivocally, at no point in time, did I ever give Siloh Moses of Serving Hope, or whatever he is calling himself this week, permission, at all, to whatever he said — ‘fly his banner’ under Win-Win. I also never met with him at Starbucks. I don’t even know what to tell you. I am so livid. I am very angry.”

It was at this point that Vivian Wright asked for her comments to be off the record, so the remainder of her words will not be printed. Suffice to say, she had nothing kind to say about Mr. Moses. She said that in the future, Win-Win’s legal team would be responding to me. As it happened, all future attempts to contact Wright, Win-Win, or their legal team were futile. Win-Win Entertainment, apparently, wanted to distance themselves as far as possible from the situation. I can’t say I blame them.

Moses Lies During the Official Interview

The lies told by Rick ‘Siloh’ Moses are so numerous they are difficult to keep track of. For another mistruth, direct your attention to an interview Moses granted to Tiffany Masters of Waking up in Vegas on Sept. 5, 2015. During a 45-minute interview, Masters innocently asked Moses at 33:57, “Were you able to form a 501c3 with this?” Moses, without hesitation, replied, “Yes!” Masters, a joyful personality, said, “Oh that’s wonderful!” and Moses continued, “Yeah, I forgot about that.

What a gas. Moses forgot about the tedious steps one must follow to be granted a 501c3 designation, and that is to say nothing of the thousands of dollars one must spend in filing costs. Here’s the reality: Rick ‘Siloh’ Moses lied. Serving Hope is not a 501c3 organization. If it were, Moses would not have been asking other legitimate 501c3 organizations to use their charitable designation receipt. In fact a question was posed to Moses, “Are you a non-profit?” Moses replied:

We are an incorporated business filed as a benefit corporation. We are not a non-profit, but it’s only because we didn’t have to become one. We were flying our banner under an already existing non-profit.

Let’s recap. Moses lied about having permission from Kymm Buckner. Moses lied about having a deal with Win-Win entertainment. Moses lied about meeting with Vivian Wright. Moses lied during a public interview about his organization being a legitimate 501c3 organization. Moses heavily exaggerated his dealings with Tiger Todd, though Todd did admit he gave Moses “two or three” copies of the donation receipt.

A Breakdown of the Crimes

The debacle is now becoming more complicated.

Moses claims to have “barely” used the receipt, which is curious, considering I interviewed a former high level Serving Hope member who told me they were given dozens of copies of Hero School’s donation receipt — and that they were directed by Moses to share the receipt with any person or entity interested in donating. In fact, this individual admitted to me they had successfully solicited “at least 25” donations using the receipt from Hero School. They further stated there were numerous other volunteers who had also taken the same action.

Hero School Tax Receipt
Hero School tax receipt.

I obtained a picture of the receipts Moses claimed to “barely use” that are in possession of the former volunteer. There are 21 tax receipts in that pile. If Tiger Todd only gave Moses “two or three” copies, how did this worker acquire such a large stack? Obviously, Moses made copies and gave them to his workers.

Here’s the problem: using a 501c3 tax receipt that one does not have permission to use is terribly, horribly, and utterly illegal — on both a state and federal level.

Nevada law NRS 598.1305 (2) clearly states:

“2. A person, in planning, conducting or executing a solicitation for or on behalf of a charitable organization or nonprofit corporation, shall not:

“(a) Make any claim or representation concerning a contribution which directly, or by implication, has the capacity, tendency or effect of deceiving or misleading a person acting reasonably under the circumstances; or

“(b) Omit any material fact deemed to be equivalent to a false, misleading or deceptive claim or representation if the omission, when considering what has been said or implied, has or would have the capacity, tendency or effect of deceiving or misleading a person acting reasonably under the circumstances.”

Individuals who are found to have engaged in deceptive business practices, which Rick ‘Siloh’ Moses and his accomplices undoubtedly have, triggers an investigation by the Nevada Attorney General.

Nevada law NRS 598.096 clearly states:

“When the Commissioner, Director or Attorney General has cause to believe any person has engaged or is engaging in any deceptive trade practice, he or she may:

“1. Request the person to file a statement or report in writing under oath or otherwise, on such forms as may be prescribed by the Commissioner, Director or Attorney General, as to all facts and circumstances concerning the sale or advertisement of property by the person, and such other data and information as the Commissioner, Director or Attorney General may deem necessary.

“2. Examine under oath any person in connection with the sale or advertisement of any property.

“3. Examine any property or sample thereof, record, book, document, account or paper as he or she may deem necessary.”

It is important to pay special attention to Section 2, which states any individual possibly connected to the fraud of Rick ‘Siloh’ Moses will also be investigated, and forced to give testimony, under oath, under penalty of perjury. The court may seize and hold any property deemed to be material evidence for the entirety of the investigation, as well as any property believed to have been obtained due to the fraud. Charity fraud is held to the most severe standard, and it is not looked upon lightly. That means any person who solicited donations using the unlawful tax receipt may be a possible material witness subpoenaed to appear.

Under Nevada law NRS 199.145, those who dare to commit perjury risk being convicted of a Class D felony, which comes with a four-year prison sentence. Under Nevada law NRS 199.150, any individual who might solicit an individual to commit perjury risks being convicted of a gross misdemeanor, which comes with a 364 day jail sentence. That means if any person connected to Moses talks to another person about lying for Moses, they will sit in a jail cell for a year.

After such testimony is given, and Moses and his accomplices are found to have engaged in deceptive business practices, he will be ordered under Nevada law NRS 598.0971 to:

(a) Cease and desist from engaging in the practice or other activity constituting the violation;

“(b) Pay the costs of conducting the investigation, costs of conducting the hearing, costs of reporting services, fees for experts and other witnesses, charges for the rental of a hearing room if such a room is not available to the Commissioner free of charge, charges for providing an independent hearing officer, if any, and charges incurred for any service of process, if the violator is adjudicated to have committed a violation of NRS 598.0903 to 598.0999, inclusive; and

“(c) Provide restitution for any money or property improperly received or obtained as a result of the violation.”

All money or goods that were illegally solicited will have to be paid back. Any legal fees or damages incurred by any parties caught in Serving Hope’s illegal net will also have to be recompensed. However, I will elaborate more on that later.

Beyond civil penalties, Nevada’s Attorney General may also begin criminal proceedings pursuant to NRS 598.0963:

“The Attorney General may institute criminal proceedings to enforce the provisions of NRS 598.0903 to 598.0999, inclusive. The Attorney General is not required to obtain leave of the court before instituting criminal proceedings pursuant to this subsection.”

Deceptive trade practices fall squarely within the parameters of 598.0903 to 598.0999, and are therefore eligible to be tried criminally, although under different charges — along the lines of fraud or grand theft.

Aside from civil penalties, federal tax law regarding general fraud also applies. In regard to Title 26 USC § 7201 — those who “attempted to evade or defeat tax” — the penalty for being found guilty is a felony punishable by five years in prison and a $25,000 fine. Further, Title 26 USC § 7206(2) states that any individual who aided or assisted in tax fraud is also guilty of a felony punishable by three years in prison. Those who gave out these receipts may be in more legal trouble than Moses himself — unless they seek to cut themselves a deal by pleading ignorance to the court.

A long string of dominoes has been put into motion. The people or entities who gave to Serving Hope under false pretenses are going to turn in their tax deduction — which they believe to be legal — to the IRS. The IRS will take their deduction and match it against what Hero School reported they actually took, and there will be serious discrepancies. Each individual who falsely files, unwittingly or not, may then find themselves under IRS investigation, battling charges of tax fraud. Even if these individuals are not successfully prosecuted, they may still end up in court — thanks to the irresponsible action of Rick ‘Siloh’ Moses. As outlined previously, pursuant to NRS 598.0971(c), Moses will be liable for all damages incurred by the untold number of individuals who received this tax receipt. We’re talking about hundreds of thousands — if not millions — of dollars. Tax attorneys are not cheap.

Now, gentle reader, that is the totality of what I can prove to be cold hard facts against Rick ‘Siloh’ Moses.

Where is the Money From the Golf Equipment?

However, there is another matter to which I would like to draw to your attention. On September 5, 2015, Moses gloriously posted in Serving Hope’s official Facebook group that he received a donation of name brand golf bags, clothing items — and other items from a defunct golf-pro business — worth $28,500. These items were donated by Jay Penton, the owner of Las Vegas Golf Magazine. I spoke at length with Mr. Penton, who informed me he donated the items without seeking a tax receipt and that he assisted Moses in selling the goods at The Las Vegas Golf Show. Ever so coincidentally, it was also held on September 5th.

Those who follow the social media presence of Rick ‘Siloh’ Moses know he is a demonstrated braggart who constantly boasts of his accomplishments. Previously in this article, Hero School’s founder Tiger Todd mentioned Moses’ egotistical personality trait, as well. So, let me ask you: Why, after the sales were completed — when Jay Penton told me on the record that Moses was able to sell nearly everything that was donated — was there not a single mention on any social media post by Moses about the amount of money he raised? A man who brags about everything apparently remained silent when he raised an untold amount in the realm of tens of thousands of dollars. Did he have nothing to say? In fact, the only comment Moses ever made about this subject ever again was small and innocuous. On September 10th, Moses, when asked about the proceeds, said, “the golf bags have been sold and 100% of the proceeds went back to #ServingHopeLV.

COMMENT

The proceeds went back to Serving Hope? How much? This anti-hero wants the entire world to know about everything he does, yet he didn’t provide a picture of the check he received from The Las Vegas Golf Show? He didn’t post an image of the goods he purchased with the proceeds from The Las Vegas Golf Show? Why? Where are the receipts? How was this money spent? The fact that there have been absolutely zero mentions after the initial publishing in early September should give one pause to wonder why.

Does this fall into the category of deceptive business practices? I’m not the Attorney General of Nevada, but I do believe so — and I implore that Rick ‘Siloh’ Moses be investigated. I also implore that he be shamed into producing the documents requested so they can be inspected by professional document examiners. At this point, simple screenshots will not suffice.

Las Vegas Activist Attempts to Cover Up the Story 

Regardless, prepare yourselves for the final twist, for it is a doozy. In the sixth paragraph of this tome, I mentioned the name of Las Vegas businesswoman Angie Morelli, who happens to be a former Marine. She is also a self-described “super activist,” and in her own words, a “powerful woman” who has “more support in this community” than I “ever will.”

I originally made contact with Morelli due to her leadership role in an unofficial grassroots campaign for Bernie Sanders’ presidential campaign. At this investigation’s inception, I was working in partnership with Angie Morelli to discover the truth behind allegations made by former disgruntled volunteers of Rick ‘Siloh’ Moses. However, it became clear that Morelli and I sought different outcomes. I wanted the unfettered truth of Moses to be known, while Morelli wished for the story to be brushed under the rug.

During a telephone conversation with Morelli, she stated, “People are asking questions about Serving Hope. So I went to Siloh and I said, ‘Dude, what’s going on?’ and he said that he was having legal trouble and asked for my attorney’s phone number, so I gave him my attorney’s phone number.” Morelli also admitted to donating, in her words, “a shit ton” of free shirts, banners, and other items from her Las Vegas store, Customistic.

I relayed to Morelli: “I think Moses is doing good stuff, but he is also twisting it to his own personal ends and that is just not something I can agree with or abide by.” Morelli responded, “I don’t know what type of influence you can use in this situation, but I think it would be good for us to try to take care of this in the community without press.” She went on to say, “I really don’t like stories getting out about activists doing things that are wrong. I don’t want to blast this guy because I feel like that demotivates people from wanting to stand up and do things.”

I told Morelli that unless Moses resigned his position immediately, keeping the situation quiet would be impossible. She said, “I don’t think that is the best thing because he is associated with this, and it has become very popular. It’s going to be a lot harder for us to get what we want if Siloh is forced to resign.” I told Morelli, “To your point about wanting to maintain Moses as a figurehead, in my view, he has already proven himself to be untrustworthy. He’s already proven himself to be someone who will manipulate a situation to his own personal ends. I understand what you are saying about not wanting to dissuade people from participating because it is so difficult to get people off of their asses to do anything anyway, but he is committing federal fraud, and protecting the hypothetical interest of potential volunteers is not even close to a good enough reason to do what you’re suggesting.” Angie Morelli was undeterred by this, snapping back at me, “I really don’t think this is going to be a service to the community if we just tear this down. I would like to do this as quietly as possible.”

Now, I can understand Morelli’s position without respecting it. What “we want,” as she put it, are two wildly different things. I do not have a business, customers, employees, or a local reputation as a “super activist” to protect. She does. Morelli is heavily invested in Serving Hope — and Rick ‘Siloh’ Moses. They have shared dinners together. Moses has been a guest in her home. During our conversation, she indicated to me she had used her store, Customistic, to solicit donations for him — and that if the story were to become public, it would hurt her professionally and embarrass her to her employees and customers. Therefore, she wanted the story buried and was willing to go to great lengths to accomplish that goal.

Morelli then indicated to me that during our conversation, her romantic interest, Scotty Daniels, a Las Vegas television reporter for Channel 8, was aware of our conversation. She said, “I was sitting with Scotty” and he “is already interested in the story.” However, Morelli threatened me by saying, “I am going to tell Scotty that I don’t want this to go out. I am going to make him promise me not to put this out.

After this exchange, my professional relationship with Angie Morelli began to go south, as I do not respect individuals who turn a blind eye to corruption. In the future, we would exchange terse Facebook and email messages until I indicated to her I would not be silent about Rick ‘Siloh’ Moses — that I believed she was now complicit in attempting to cover up federal crimes, and that I would be taking action against her for such villainy.

The Bernie Sanders Campaign Connection 

Because of this falling out, my capacity as a political consultant for the unofficial Bernie Sanders campaign was disavowed, and I was banned from all further participation.

Morelli’s boss at the unofficial Bernie Sanders group, Electra McGrath-Skrzydlewski, went on to become Outreach Coordinator for the official Bernie Sanders campaign headquarters in Nevada. McGrath-Skrzydlewski was intimately aware that Morelli had unilaterally revoked my ability to participate, and it is reasonable to believe they privately had a conversation as to why.

McGrath-Skrzydlewski and Morelli are very good friends, and they often socialize together. All of my attempts to contact McGrath-Skrzydlewski to discuss her possible culpability in covering up the crimes of Rick ‘Siloh’ Moses were completely stonewalled. It is my belief that McGrath-Skrzydlewski and Morelli should both be barred from participating in any type of political campaign, as they are both toxic and their presence will likely drag down the candidate.

In conclusion, this entire series of events would not have transpired if it had not been for the actions of Rick ‘Siloh’ Moses. The fraud committed by Moses could have easily been resolved. Moses could have gone to Hero School and told them he had made an error and accidentally used their receipt. Who believes an organization that exists to help the disadvantaged would not have bent over backwards to help Moses correct his mistakes? Instead, Moses sought the advice of lawyers. He took every opportunity to attempt to cover up his wrongdoings, assuming the public would be too ignorant to figure out his scam.

The evolving discussion about truth and justice brings with it elements like Rick ‘Siloh’ Moses, who show us why the world may forever be dirty and tainted. He has infected a pure system with his treachery and betrayed the trust of all of Las Vegas, all in an effort to seek fame and glory in his faux ivory suit of armor.

All of the good work that has been accomplished — and all of the accolades — are now tainted. The evidence, in my view, is clear and damning. Rick ‘Siloh’ Moses has offered so many false and erroneous statements to different members of the media, corporate executives, and members of the public that it leaves little room for one to speculate about whether or not he is a pathological liar and criminal.

If any individuals have further information regarding this investigation please contact Lou Colagiovanni at lcolagiovanni@consultant.com


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