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Open Letter to University of Alabama President Stuart R. Bell

Posted by Warm Southern Breeze on Sunday, July 2, 2017

Update: Saturday, 20 February 2021
NOTE: TO THE READER: As you read any story mentioning, involving or written by Donald V. Watkins, Sr., it must be borne in mind that he is now a Federal Convict, and along with his son, Donald V. Watkins, Jr., was found guilty of numerous charges. “Donald Watkins Sr. was convicted of seven counts of wire fraud, two counts of bank fraud and one count of conspiracy. Donald Watkins Jr. was convicted of one count of wire fraud and one count of conspiracy.” As of the date of this note, he is in Federal Custody at Oklahoma City Federal Transfer Center, an administrative security facility, having been relocated away from the minimum security Federal Prison Camp on Maxwell Air Force Base in Montgomery, Alabama.

DONALD V. WATKINS
Register Number: 36223-001
Age: 72
Race: Black
Sex: Male
Located at: Oklahoma City FTC
Release Date: 01/10/2024

Department of Justice, U.S. Attorney’s Office, Northern District of Alabama
FATHER AND SON SENTENCED TO PRISON IN MULTIMILLION-DOLLAR INVESTMENT FRAUD SCHEME
Tuesday, July 16, 2019
https://www.justice.gov/usao-ndal/pr/father-and-son-sentenced-prison-multimillion-dollar-investment-fraud-scheme

Here also is the SUPERSEDING INDICTMENT dated December 2018 entitled as:
IN THE UNITED STATES DISTRICT COURT FOR THE NORTHERN DISTRICT OF ALABAMA SOUTHERN DIVISION, UNITED STATES OF AMERICA v. DONALD V. WATKINS, SR. and DONALD V. WATKINS, JR. – 2:18-cr-166-KOB-TMP
https://www.justice.gov/opa/press-release/file/1116081/download

See also: Donald Watkins, Son Sentenced For Federal Fraud Convictions
Updated Jul 16, 2019; Posted Jul 16, 2019
https://www.al.com/news/2019/07/donald-watkins-son-to-be-sentenced-for-federal-fraud-convictions.html

See also: Donald Watkins’ $1.5 Billion Question: Was It Ever Real?
Updated Feb 23, 2019; Posted Feb 23, 2019
https://www.al.com/news/2019/02/donald-watkins-15-billion-question-was-it-ever-real.html


UPDATE: Monday, 18 January 2021 – Donald V. Watkins, Sr., and his son, Donald V. Watkins, Jr., were charged by the United States with various crimes involving dishonesty, conspiracy, theft, and wire fraud, among others. At trial, the two represented themselves. They were found guilty, and sentenced to Federal Prison. As a consequence of that, on September 3, 2019, KATHRYN E. HANEY, Assistant Vice President, FEDERAL RESERVE BANK of ATLANTA sent a letter to Donald V. Watkins, Jr. informing him in part that “Because you have been convicted of a crime involving dishonesty or breach of trust, you are automatically subject to the prohibitions set forth in Section 19 of the Federal Deposit Insurance Act, as amended (“Section 19”) (12 U.S.C. § 1829).” Watkins, Sr., was formerly an attorney, and is now disbarred. Watkins, Jr. was formerly an insurance and bank agent, and his professional licenses have also been revoked.

Donald V. Watkins, Sr. is a guest of the Federal Bureau of Prisons, at the United States Penitentiary, Atlanta, is scheduled to be released 1/10/2024, and is Register Number: 36223-001.
601 MCDONOUGH BLVD SE
ATLANTA, GA  30315

Donald V. Watkins, Jr. is a guest of the Federal Bureau of Prisons, at the RRM Montgomery, a Residential Reentry Management (RRM) field office, is scheduled for release 08/16/2021, and is Register Number: 36224-001.
MAXWELL AFB, BLDG 1209
820 WILLOW STREET
MONTGOMERY, AL  36112

See:
US Bank NA v. Donald Watkins, Jr., No. 15-2866 (3d Cir. 2016)
Opinion filed: March 11, 2016
https://law.justia.com/cases/federal/appellate-courts/ca3/15-2866/15-2866-2016-03-11.html

Court Grants Partial Summary Judgment in Fraudulent Offering Case Against Alabama Attorney
Litigation Release No. 24196 / July 12, 2018
Securities and Exchange Commission v. Donald V. Watkins, Sr., et al., No. 1:16-cv-3298-SCJ (N.D.Ga.) (filed September 1, 2016)
https://www.sec.gov/litigation/litreleases/2018/lr24196.htm

IN THE UNITED STATES DISTRICT COURT FOR THE NORTHERN DISTRICT OF ALABAMA SOUTHERN DIVISION
UNITED STATES OF AMERICA) )
v. )   2:18-cr-166-KOB-TMP )
DONALD V. WATKINS, SR. and) DONALD V. WATKINS, JR. )
SUPERSEDING INDICTMENT
December 2018
https://www.justice.gov/criminal-fraud/file/1184711/download
FATHER AND SON SENTENCED TO PRISON IN MULTIMILLION-DOLLAR INVESTMENT FRAUD SCHEME
Tuesday, July 16, 2019

Department of Justice
U.S. Attorney’s Office
Northern District of Alabama
https://www.justice.gov/usao-ndal/pr/father-and-son-sentenced-prison-multimillion-dollar-investment-fraud-scheme

U.S. SECURITIES AND EXCHANGE COMMISSION
Litigation Release No. 23634 / September 1, 2016
Securities and Exchange Commission v. Donald V. Watkins Sr., Esq., Watkins Pencor, LLC and Masada Resource Group, LLC, Civil Action No. 1-16-CV-03298-SCJ (N.D. GA.)
SEC Charges Alabama Attorney and His Companies in Purported Waste-To-Energy Ventures
https://www.sec.gov/litigation/litreleases/2016/lr23634.htm

See also: Businessman accused of duping pro athletes loses first round with SEC
Jan 26, 2017
https://www.ajc.com/blog/investigations/businessman-accused-duping-pro-athletes-loses-first-round-with-sec/SFECi3jhlQGLNQpYwJQN4L/

See also: https://www.federalreserve.gov/supervisionreg/files/20190903.pdf

See also: https://www.alreporter.com/2019/07/15/donald-watkins-sr-hit-with-millions-in-fines-in-sec-fraud-case/

US Bank NA v. Donald Watkins, Jr.” (2016). 2016 Decisions. 273. https://digitalcommons.law.villanova.edu/thirdcircuit_2016/273
SEC v. Donald Watkins Sr., Esq., Watkins Pencor, LLC, Masada Resource Group, LLC

SEC v. Donald Watkins Sr., Esq., Watkins Pencor, LLC, Masada Resource Group, LLC
Case Number: 16-cv-03298 (United States District Court for the Northern District of Georgia) 2019-136
Date Filed: September 1, 2016
Date of Qualifying Judgment/Order: July 11, 2019

https://www.sec.gov/whistleblower/award-claim/award-claim-2019-136

Donald Watkins Sr. found guilty on all counts; son guilty on two counts
By Birmingham Times –
March 8, 2019
https://www.birminghamtimes.com/2019/03/donald-watkins-sr-guilty-on-all-counts-son-guilty-on-two/


July 2, 2017

Open Letter to University of Alabama President Stuart R. Bell

Re: Megan Rondini

Dear Dr. Bell,

As you know, Megan Rondini was a former honors student at the University. On July 1, 2015, Megan was subjected to a traumatic sexual encounter with the son of Terry J. Bunn, a prominent Tuscaloosa businessman and power player on Alabama’s political scene. At the time, Megan was 20-years old and had a bright future ahead of her. That future was cut short when she committed suicide on February 26, 2017.

Dr. Stuart R. Bell, PhD, is the 29th president of The University of Alabama, in Tuscaloosa, AL.

I understand that Terry Bunn was, and may still be, a member of the University President’s Cabinet. This group’s power inside the University is quite impressive. For all practical purposes, it is an invitation-only oligarchy. Members of the President’s Cabinet can make good things happen for the University. They can also make bad situations go away.

Terry Bunn’s son, T.J. “Sweet T” Bunn, Jr., is a real problem for you and the University. Megan Rondini filed a rape report against Sweet T fourteen days before you took office. Sweet T was a 34-year old bar regular at Innesfree Iris Pub on University Boulevard in Tuscaloosa on the night in question.

As a result of the Bunn family’s status within the University and its “pillar of society” standing in the larger Tuscaloosa community, Megan got “home-cooked” in the Tuscaloosa County criminal justice system. Former district attorney Lyn Head, acting in concert with two Tuscaloosa County Sheriff’s Office investigators, cleaned up Sweet T’s messy situation for the Bunn family. Investigator Adam Jones transformed Megan from an alleged sexual assault victim into a criminal suspect solely because of Read the rest of this entry »

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Megan Rondini’s @UofAlabama Death: Attorney @DonaldVWatkins Is On The Job when #ALpolitics Is Off The Clock

Posted by Warm Southern Breeze on Tuesday, June 27, 2017

Update: Saturday, 20 February 2021
NOTE: TO THE READER: As you read any story mentioning, involving or written by Donald V. Watkins, Sr., it must be borne in mind that he is now a Federal Convict, and along with his son, Donald V. Watkins, Jr., was found guilty of numerous charges. “Donald Watkins Sr. was convicted of seven counts of wire fraud, two counts of bank fraud and one count of conspiracy. Donald Watkins Jr. was convicted of one count of wire fraud and one count of conspiracy.” As of the date of this note, he is in Federal Custody at Oklahoma City Federal Transfer Center, an administrative security facility, having been relocated away from the minimum security Federal Prison Camp on Maxwell Air Force Base in Montgomery, Alabama.

DONALD V. WATKINS
Register Number: 36223-001
Age: 72
Race: Black
Sex: Male
Located at: Oklahoma City FTC
Release Date: 01/10/2024

Department of Justice, U.S. Attorney’s Office, Northern District of Alabama
FATHER AND SON SENTENCED TO PRISON IN MULTIMILLION-DOLLAR INVESTMENT FRAUD SCHEME
Tuesday, July 16, 2019
https://www.justice.gov/usao-ndal/pr/father-and-son-sentenced-prison-multimillion-dollar-investment-fraud-scheme

Here also is the SUPERSEDING INDICTMENT dated December 2018 entitled as:
IN THE UNITED STATES DISTRICT COURT FOR THE NORTHERN DISTRICT OF ALABAMA SOUTHERN DIVISION, UNITED STATES OF AMERICA v. DONALD V. WATKINS, SR. and DONALD V. WATKINS, JR. – 2:18-cr-166-KOB-TMP
https://www.justice.gov/opa/press-release/file/1116081/download

See also: Donald Watkins, Son Sentenced For Federal Fraud Convictions
Updated Jul 16, 2019; Posted Jul 16, 2019
https://www.al.com/news/2019/07/donald-watkins-son-to-be-sentenced-for-federal-fraud-convictions.html

See also: Donald Watkins’ $1.5 Billion Question: Was It Ever Real?
Updated Feb 23, 2019; Posted Feb 23, 2019
https://www.al.com/news/2019/02/donald-watkins-15-billion-question-was-it-ever-real.html


June 27, 2017

Open Letter to T.J. “Sweet T” Bunn, Jr.
Tuscaloosa, Alabama

Dear Mr. Bunn,

My name is Donald V. Watkins. To my knowledge, we have never met. The unfortunate incident that happened to Megan Rondini at your home in Tuscaloosa, Alabama, on the night of July 1, 2015, has brought us together.

You got to know Megan in life, at least on that one night in July when you admitted to having sex with her. I have only gotten to know Megan in death.

I am a trial lawyer and investigative journalist. I usually work on the difficult cases most prosecutors are afraid to touch, or on exposing the cases where prosecutors have “fixed” the outcome for the benefit of rich and powerful people.

I am very familiar with how some law enforcement investigators and prosecutors “fix” cases for the oligarchy that runs Alabama. I have seen this type of prosecutorial misconduct occur throughout my 44-year legal career. I also understand how prosecutors sometimes use the grand jury system as cover for their unwillingness to prosecute rich and powerful people. Whether a case is indicted or not often depends upon the socio-economic status of the parties involved and how a prosecutor presents the evidence and applicable law to grand jurors.

I understand sexual assault cases in Alabama (and elsewhere). To me, a sexual assault is not just a sex crime; it is an act of violence against the victim. In many cases, the deck is already stacked against female victims of sexual assaults by the very nature of our male dominated world of law enforcement.

One version of the “truth” in Megan’s case resulted in her allegations of sexual assault against you going away. Former Tuscaloosa District Attorney Lyn Head reportedly presented Megan’s sexual assault case to a Tuscaloosa County grand jury several weeks after her February 26, 2016, death and that body took no action against you.

Today, Megan is dead and you are walking around free. The criminal justice system in Tuscaloosa worked well for you. The same system failed Megan miserably.

My job is to find and report the whole truth in Megan’s case. I have been doing this kind of work for a long time.

You may be familiar with some of my most recent work. In 2014, I discovered and reported the shocking truth about the wife-beating conduct and marital infidelity involving Read the rest of this entry »

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