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Jim and Anita Grace

Extortion and Threat to Cause Bodily Harm

Las Vegas, Nevada


Since its formation in 1984, the focus of Eden-Barn™ began with “the enhancement and facilitation of philanthropic ways to create a positive atmosphere where a common pool of solutions can be achieved to truly find inspired ways to overcome social, economic and logical inequality that affects the needy around the world.” The charitable non-profit Eden-Barn Foundation was formed in 1999 on the principal of assisting orphaned, destitute children and elderly people through a worldwide humanitarian project of constructing sustainable eco-villages. Eden-Barn Foundation’s Chairman, Mr. Frank Stempfer spoke about this concept in January 1999 to 50 United Nations Ambassadors and Delegates attending a “World Family Wellness” conference where Eden-Barn’s vision for eco-villages worldwide was widely embraced. Eden-Barn Association, a universal non-profit membership cooperative, was formed in 2007 to afford like-minded people the opportunity to participate as a member in support of Eden-Barn Foundation’s worldwide humanitarian outreach. In 2008, with the housing collapse in our own country, Mr. Stempfer stepped forward to arrange for capital contributions for those qualified Members who had formed a Family Limited Partnership (FLP) in the State of Nevada, with Eden-Barn Asset Management acting as the General Partner (GP). With the lengthy financial negotiations behind us, the GP’s ability to provide a capital contribution for those Members holding a FLP in good standing is imminent.
Eden-Barn™ refuses to be silent any longer when slanderous and defaming statements are made about this organization. Libel and Slander against Eden-Barn Foundation, Mr. Frank Stempfer and Senior Executive Members will be dealt with to the fullest extent of the law. The comments and threats made by the Graces are beyond reproach. Mr. Stempfer nor any person working for Eden-Barn ever stated that he was a self-made millionaire, nor insinuated that he has been a member or worked under any United States Administration or President Reagan Administration. Eden-Barn is the holder of many types of assets and high-tech technologies under written contract and a fully equipped manufacturing facility with substantial large signed contracts is in place for product delivery.

Hugh (Jim) and Anita Grace of 2413 Stadler Court, Las Vegas NV joined Eden-Barn Association and subsequently formed a Family Limited Partnership in the State of Nevada based on the Nevada Revised Statutes Chapter 88 (NRS#88), thus, accepting Eden-Barn Asset Management, Inc. as the General Partner at their own free will. Lately, Mr. Grace demanded a total refund for which the State of Nevada does not provide refunds. Mr. Grace was given the opportunity to take proper written steps to transfer the Family Limited Partnership Charter to another Limited Partner willing to purchase his Charter. He refused. His claim of a scam is not just invalid, but contradicting to what Eden-Barn had offered to accommodate his request. We can only surmise, the Graces planned to do harm to Eden-Barn and its Members.

Subsequently, Hugh and Anita Grace threatened to cause bodily harm to Sandy Rainey as well as Dave Thawley who represent Eden-Barn. This is based on documented and recorded phone calls and e-mails received from Jim and Anita Grace. These incidences were immediately reported to the County Sheriff’s Department in both Nevada and California.

TO DATE: Neither Jim nor Anita Grace have ever provided Eden-Barn Asset Management, Inc. with a letter of request to terminate their relationship as would be prudent under such a business relationship. Instead, they have used verbal threats and means of extortion against the whole body of Eden-Barn and its Association Members by creating emotional and physical harm to its very existence.
Eden-Barn Asset Management Inc. engages the services of Corporate Services of Nevada to assist Eden-Barn Association Members with the forming of a Family Limited Partnership as an Estate Planning tool designed to protect the asset of the qualified Limited Partner. Once an individual or family joins Eden-Barn Association with dues of $250.00 it provides a Member the opportunity to form a Family Limited Partnership (FLP) should they so desire at a cost of $1,750.00. The FLP may choose any qualified asset manager as their General Partner. Mr. Grace requested to expedite the formation of the Family Limited Partnership and therefore sent the extra $200.00 that the State of Nevada requests for expediting this service. (The $1,300 cost for forming and registering the Family Limited Partnership and $450.00 to Eden-Barn Asset Management, Inc. for services rendered = $1,750.00.) Monies outside of the formation of the LP are held in escrow by the General Partner on behalf of the Limited Partner until such time a financial contribution is provided by the General Partner.

Eden-Barn’s legal department has begun the process of diligence and will take aggressive steps to protect the interest of our company, employees, members and L.P’s. An investigation is under way to uncover all persons participating in slandering the company. Any and all available legal means will be used to protect this organization from all attempts to slander or libel, including seeking damages caused by any person or business’ actions. This is an assault on Eden-Barn, our Members and the Association as a whole.

Respectfully submitted and recorded.
Frank N. Stempfer
Eden-Barn™ Foundation
Chairman & CEO
Eden-Barn™ Association
Senior Executive Trustee


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Dear Frank and Sandy,

Thank you! In the face of such malicious threats, you have stayed the course. You have not been deterred, but held fast to your mission and beliefs. I am proud to be one of your Members and support your efforts to bring prosperity back to those who have been so harmed by the corruption of the Lending Industry. Many would have given up on this project, not because of these pitiful attacks, but because of the size of the obstacles that were in front of you. It takes dedication and determination to overcome what you have! Eden Barn owes it existence to you both. What that means to us as Members remains to be seen, but I have a sense it will be beyond my wildest dreams. Thank you from the bottom of my heart for dreaming this company into existence!!!!!
Sandy sent me this letter last night:

Dear Mr. Brent Wood,

This is Sandra Rainey, Vice President of Eden Barn. A copy of this note is going to Eden Barn Legal, Mr. Frank Stempfer and I am permitting our leaders to distribute this to all Members and Limited Partners in their regions, including Colorado.

You had a legal obligation to explore whether the inflammatory statements made about Eden Barn, Dave Thawley, John Alberts and myself were true and of any substance. Your choice to defame, slander and libel all of us was an egregious act of malice.

For your benefit, I have included in this email Brent, the definition of Libel. All of us have retained or are about to retain personal injury attorneys to pursue legal action against any and all persons and organizations who chose not to adhere to the law.

Had you done any exploring at all, or given Eden Barn the opportunity to provide you with details supporting our claim, here are things you would have learned.

You’d have found that Dave Thawley (a former Police Officer with the City of San Jose, CA) and I filed incident reports with Placer County (CA) Sheriff and Henderson Nevada Police Department. The Grace Family tried to extort money from Eden Barn and made death threats against me, my Husband and my 10 year old Son. (All saved on MP3).

You’d have found that in contacting my cell phone carrier for records of origination of threatening phone calls, it was discovered they were coming from the “exchange” in Las Vegas, NV.

Since the LP is not refundable (Statutory in NV) , you’d have found that an offer was made to purchase the Grace Family LP at a very reasonable rate minus the cost to change the name. The amount totaled $1750. The Grace Family would have had a small capital loss but in light of the fact that a new holder of the LP would have a charge of $585, it is fair.

You would have also found that I have a pending restraining order against Jim and Anita Grace, all relatives of the Grace Family and Extreme Digital Products, their advertising specialty company.

You would also have found that every inbound phone call and every presentation are recorded for the purpose of ensuring accuracy in statements and that there is no misrepresentation of information.

Definition of Libel:
The definition of libel depends upon whom is asked. It is clear that the definition of libel in U. S. law revolves around defamation of character in the written form. One definition of libel may not be enough to satisfy most, so we've put together the top 10 definitions of libel from various legal resources.
Definition of libel

1: Libel is the written act of defamation, vs. slander, the oral act of defamation.

2: use of print or pictures to harm someone's reputation. Until 1964, a person could prove that they had been libeled simply by showing that the statements in question were incorrect. In 1964, the Supreme Court decided that public officials had to prove that the statements in question were made with "actual malice"-for the purpose of harming the person's reputation. As a result of the Supreme Court case, Time, Inc. v. Firestone (1976); private individuals only have to prove negligence, rather than "actual malice," on the part of the press.
Definition of libel

3: Defamation of an individual or individuals in a published work, with malice aforethought. In litigation, the falsity of the libelous statements or representations, as well the intention of malice, has to be proved for there to be libel. In addition, financial damages to the parties so libeled must be incurred as a result of the material in question for there to be an assessment of the amount of damages to be awarded to a claimant. This is contrasted to slander, which is defamation through the spoken word.

Here is one more thing that you should know. The General Partner has the option to resign as the GP at any time and in doing so, would leave the LP with one of 2 options: Find a new General Partner or dissolve the partnership.

Brent, I have no reason to believe that you had any thing other than Libel in mind when you posted in writing your untrue and inaccurate statements about Eden Barn and the employees. You acted with the direct intent to cause irreparable damage to all of the Members of Eden Barn. I am going to demonstrate this tomorrow at a special invitation only event. It will be my greatest act to see that justice is received on behalf of all current and future members of Eden Barn.

What a shame that you acted at this time within a hair of the release of fund to you as an LP. Gosh, it was like running the race and stopping just short of the finish line.

Here let me give you a lesson in Nevada Jim Grace. You should know this since you live in Nevada, I am surprised since you claimed to be an astute business man in the email Sandy showed us:

In Nevada, there is not a statutory requirement to seek tax exempt status for non-profits. And, since Eden Barn Foundation not selling anything, they do not have to apply for Sales Tax Exemptions either.

As you can see from what is available on the Nevada Sec of State site, it clearly states NON-PROFIT Corporation.

Business Entity Information
Status: Active File Date: 6/16/1999
Type: Domestic Non-Profit Corporation Entity Number:
Qualifying State: NV
List of Officers Due: 6/30/2010
Managed By: Expiration Date:
NV Business ID: NV19991289142
Business License Exp:

Jim, you are a sick puppy.
Frank, you outlined your points superbly. The Grace's will in the future most likely will be very sorry for their actions. Sandy is an OUTSTAINDING person of fortitude. To have her family threatened, well, I know what I would do. I would be on the first plane to NV to give my what for to the Grace's. They act like spoiled little children who "waa waa" did not get their way. Then like teenager boys, result to violence. I cant wait to waive my Releas of Mortgage in their faces in a few years when I am paid in full and they are choking with debt. HA!
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Here is the status of the EDEN BARN CORPORATIONS

Has no non-profit status whatsoever. It is not a non-profit according to the IRS and is not tax exempt according to the Nevada Dept of Taxation. DONATIONS TO THE EDEN BARN FOUNDATION ARE NOT TAX DEDUCTABLE because of the EDEN BARN FOUNDATION’s failure to qualify with the IRS. Nevada is one of the few states that allows corporations to claim to be non-profit without qualifying with the IRS.
Also the EDEN BARN FOUNDATION is not treated with tax exempt status by the Nevada Department of Taxation and they are not registered with the Nevada Dept of Taxation as a Non Profit Foundation..

Is a shell corporation and a book on a shelf in a law firm office acting as resident agent.

They are able to claim 501 status as an association although not registered with the IRS. What this means is when they file their tax return there is criteria that must be met to qualify, such as the association members being members for the common good, etc… However they can not raise money and any monies raised would not be tax exempt for the contributor. Also the EDEN BARN ASSOCIATION is not treated with tax exempt status by the Nevada Department of Taxation and they are not registered with the Nevada Dept of Taxation as a non profit association.

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