CPA Got Stiffed by Joe Biden- Truth! But Resolved!
Summary of eRumor:
An angry email from a CPA claiming Joe Biden failed to pay for his 1988 Presidential campaign finance disclosure agreement and air time. The email called Biden a liar and a cheat, racking up thousands of dollars in unpaid debts.
This email is authentic, but the author told TruthOrFiction.com that the matter has been resolved between him and Joe Biden and that part of the bill has been paid.
The eRumor began circulating in August, 2008.
Bruce Riddle is a Certified Public Accountant whose was hired by Biden’s 1988 presidential campaign to prepare required financial disclosures. Riddle said he never got paid $15,000 that was owed.
Riddle is also affiliated with a jet charter company that he said Biden used in a presidential campaign but after the campaign ended, Biden failed to pay $150,000 in costs for chartering jet flights.
Riddle told TruthOrFiction.com that since the time he sent out the email, Biden has paid the bill for the jet flights and Riddle decided to write-off the other bill because it was from so long ago.
This was another occasion of what we describe as someone becoming an unintentional internet celebrity. Riddle sent this email to a handful of family members. He never intended for it to go public. But it got forwarded and has circulated all over the English speaking world.
Riddle said he’d been getting hundreds of phone calls and emails each day from people asking about the eRumor and was having a tough time getting his work done!
His plea is that people stop forwarding it.
HIS REPORT BY A CPA SHOULD BE CHECKED. IF TRUE, IT IS DYNAMITE.
Family, I feel an obligation to honesty and truth to share with you some facts. My Father and Mother instilled in me the values and morals of
treating people fairly and always being honest. If you purchase something, you pay for it. If you borrow something, you give it back.
I have been “stiffed” three times in my 30 year professional career by someone who I rendered services to, gave a finished product to, but who
refused to pay for those services even though they acknowledged the services and products were correct, were what they asked for, and were
never challenged for not being correct. I am lucky in having only three, but those three hurt badly.
Joe Biden was one of those people. I worked on his 1988 Presidential campaign financial disclosure engagement. I busted it for him and got
everything right. He stiffed me for over $15,000 worth of work. He refused to pay once he dropped out of the race. I did similar Capitol
Hill campaign financial disclosure work for Bob Dole, Pat Buchanan, and a Democratic candidate for Ambassador to New Zealand. All of those folks paid even though they lost the election or did not get the appointment. That type of work is very demanding and very tedious because your
efforts are scrutinized by Congress. Biden did not care.
I am on the Board of Directors of a company that owns a majority position in a private jet management company in Northern Virginia. They manage
jets for businesses and rich folks. They also charter planes to the public. This past winter John Thompson chartered over $250,000 worth of air time. He paid every penny.
Joe Biden, in his latest unsuccessful run for President, chartered over $150,000 worth of air time. He PAID ZERO. He continues to refuse to pay stating his race is over and he is out of money. He never once complained about his flights. Joe Biden is a rich man. He could pay.
Joe Biden is a liar and a cheat. I know it first hand. Character is what life is all about. Joe Biden is a man of bad character and sets a bad example for America.
I feel compelled to share this dark side of a man who asks for your vote and trust.
Best Regards, Bruce D. Riddle, CPA, CFP
BDR Associates, LLC
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