Unity12 Task Force Wholly Funded by 1 Man: Investment Executive and Takeover Artist Peter Ackerman
The Unity12 Task Force is a Section 527 IRS-registered corporation, formed shortly after lawyers for the old Unity08 won a lawsuit against the FEC. That victory in court granted this new Unity12 corporation the power to take loans and donations of an unlimited size.
Unity12?s self-declared goal is the same as Unity08’s, to shepherd the election of its very own President and Vice President of the United States:
The goal of the Unity12 Task Force is to set the stage for an effort to nominate a Unity Ticket for President and Vice-President of the United States in 2012. This ticket will be headed by a woman and or man from each major party or by an independent who presents a Unity Team from both parties. We also aim to effect major change and reform in the 2012 national elections by influencing the major parties to adopt the core features of our national agenda.
Unity12 wants to stick its fingers into the selection process for the most powerful position on Earth. This makes the Unity 12 Task Force’s business our business.
Speaking of business, the Unity12 Task Force submitted its first quarterly report of donations and expenditures just yesterday, covering the 2nd quarter of 2010, from the day the Unity12 Task Force incorporated (April 6, 2010) up to June 30, 2010.
According to that report, in its first three months, the Unity12 Task Force has raised $400,000 — an impressive dollar amount. The entirety of that $400,000 in seed money has been donated to Unity12 by just one man, Peter Ackerman. Ackerman worked as an investment banker arranging leveraged buy outs of struggling corporations at Drexel Burnham Lambert before becoming the managing director of Rockport Capital. Currently, Robert Ackerman is managing director of the Crown Capital Group, a self-described “boutique investment firm” specializing in leveraged buyouts and takeover efforts at corporations such as the marketing giant Emak, over which Ackerman’s Crown Emak LLP ownership group fixed its control just last month. In this effort, Ackerman displayed his interest in maintaining control:
EMAK’s own lawyer testified: “What Mr. Ackerman said to us, directly, which I conveyed to the board members afterwards was, I am not prepared to stand still. I will, in fact, exercise my will on this corporation.” Even Holbrook testified that Ackerman once told him that “he doesn’t take haircuts, he gives them.”
Peter Ackerman’s investment interests extend themselves into politics. Ackerman has worked with the Cato Institute in its effort to privatize Social Security and turn management of Social Security funds over to Wall Street investment firm managers, indicating an interest in pursuing policy advantage for investment executives such as himself.
Peter Ackerman made his donations of $200,000 on April 16 and another $200,000 on May 17 shortly after being named Chairman of the new Unity12 Task Force corporation. The mailing address of Unity12 — 1775 Pennsylvania Avenue Suite 1212, Washington DC — is conveniently just down the hall from the mailing address of Ackerman’s Crown Emak LLC — 1775 Pennsylvania Avenue Suite 1200, Washington DC. Ackerman has a history of using these 1200-level suites as home addresses for other ventures, including the old and dying Unity08.
Peter Ackerman is a major player in the Unity12 corporation’s leadership and its sole source of funding. Ackerman is an investor and takeover artist. What does Peter Ackerman want? I don’t know the answer, but it has something to do with the Oval Office.