Your editor Okke Ornstein is, if we are to believe Don Winner's Der Stürmer and Monte Friesner's fake sheriff website, on the run for the law, convicted to years in jail, wanted on murder conspiracy charges, hiding in Costa Rica and so on.
Well. I guess these Wanker-in-Wonderland stories serve a certain audience that lives in the same parallel universe where Winner, Friesner, Kenneth Rijock and Patrick Visser (Sustainable Capital Group) hang out. They just love to have their little own John McAfee case - even if they have to entirely make it up.
So what's really - in the existing world we can see and touch, that is - going on? Eric Jackson already did a good write-up of Ornstein who will file an appeal. Worst case scenario: yours truly Okke Ornstein has to pay a fine, in about a gazillion years, when there are no more courts left to visit:
"Ornstein says he's going to appeal, and assuming that he gets an appeal filed properly on time, the imposition of his penalty will be stayed until one year after he has definitively lost the case. These cases tend to take years to get through the Panamanian court system, and then one who loses in the Supreme Court can file for leave to appeal to the Inter-American Human Rights Court."
What I can add to Eric's story is that I went to the court, got notified of the resolution by judge such and so, announced the appeal and dropped off the papers for that at the lawyer. This is the Monte Friesner case about which I've written here before.
Also in the courthouse, I dropped by for a chat at the 15th court (the other one is the 14th). There, I browsed through a file that is practically identical to the case in which I just appealed. It alleges everything from extortion to slander (and of course Friesner's hilarious claim that I and an accomplice killed his poodle), with a myriad of defendants, including Friesner's ex-wife and his son. It seems that all that has since been reduced to just me saying things about Friesner, like, that he is a serial fraud artist who was convicted for fraud and money laundering and arson and assault.
Anyway, I signed some more papers and now there is a trial date, May 9 of this year. So that'll be more of the same; if I lose I appeal, and if I win that's it unless the prosecutor appeals, and so on, ad infinitum.
As you may have concluded from the above, I am not in Costa Rica or anywhere else on the run. In fact, there is nothing whatsoever to run from, other than the wishful dreaming of a bunch of sociopaths with Nazi fantasies.