Any DOJ investigation into the alleged "Fraud on the Court" scheme by Maryland Judges Thomas Groton, Theodore Eschenburg, Charles Richard Longo Sr., Gilbert Sapperstein & others to sell technology invented by Donald Stone to Goodyear Tire & Rubber.

Don Stone filed this request with the Department of Justice, Office of Legal Counsel of the United States of America.
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From: Don Stone

To Whom It May Concern:

Pursuant to the Freedom of Information Act, I hereby request the following records:

Any DOJ investigation or documents into the alleged "Fraud on the Court" schemes by Maryland Judges, T. Groton, T. Eschenburg, Charles Richard Longo Sr., Gilbert Sapperstein & others to sell and/or license technology invented by Donald Stone to Goodyear Tire & Rubber (See Attachment 1 EXHIBITS A,B,C) * Red annotaions and hi-lites in Attachment are those of the requester.

At the time Goodyear Tire & Rubber Co. was the 40th largest U.S. corporation, a Fortune 100 company.

It is unknown to Stone exactly how this alleged scheme unfolded as to the what, when, and where, but bits & pieces were gleaned from comparing a letter Octt./Nov. 1994 Stone had written to Goodyear Tire & Rubber Company President Stanley Gault, warning Gault about Longo's background (See Attachment 1 EXHIBIT A).

Then in June 1995 Longo testified under oath about certain of his business dealings with Goodyear Tire & Rubber,given Longo's well documented history of fraud and chicaneryit's difficult to tell how much of his testimony was truthful.(See Attachment 1 EXHIBIT B)

Sometime between approx. the Fall of 1993 to maybe early 1995 and continuing thru 1996/97 there were alleged "Fraud on the Court" scheme(s) by two Maryland State judges, Thomas Groton and Theodore Eschenburg allegedly acting in concert with a Charles Richard Longo Sr. (deceased 2011), Gilbert Sapperstein (deceased 2016) and others to sell and/or license technology invented by Donald Stone to Goodyear Tire & Rubber Co. in Akron, Ohio.

Another piece of evidence surfaced when Stone subpoenaed the bank records of Donald Stone Industries Inc.(DSII) that was under the exclusive control of Longo, Sapperstein and others beginning on Oct. 15, 1993.

In these bank records was a cancelled DSII check made out to a Chiefton Investors, dated 8/3/94 for $700 and on the memo line "Airfare Procter-Longo (Goodyear). Chiefton Investors owned a twin engine aircraft that was alleged to have flown Longo and his associate to meeting(s) with Goodyear in Akron, Ohio. (See Attachment 1 EXHIBIT C).

Allegedly, (but possibly earlier) in mid to late 1994 Longo was the alleged target of a DOJ/FBI investigation/prosecution up until early 1995 when it is alleged that the DOJ/FBI investigation into Longo mysteriously disappeared.

Simultaneously in the early 1990's Longo's associate in certain of these particular schemes, Gilbert Sapperstein was in the early stages of stealing and laundering an approx. $3.5 million from the Baltimore School Board early 1990's to 2003 when this long running theft and money laundering scheme was discovered.

The requested documents will be made available to the general public, and this request is being made for commercial purposes.

In the event that there are fees, I would be grateful if you would inform me of the total charges in advance of fulfilling my request. I would prefer the request filled electronically, by e-mail attachment if available or CD-ROM if not.

Thank you in advance for your anticipated cooperation in this matter. I look forward to receiving your response to this request within 20 business days, as the statute requires.


Don Stone

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From: Department of Justice, Office of Legal Counsel

Dear Mr. Stone:

Attached, please find the response letter to your FOIA request to OLC that was assigned tracking number FY18-089.

Melissa Golden, Esq.
Lead Paralegal and FOIA Specialist
Office of Legal Counsel
Department of Justice