$1 Million Offered For Mitt Romney Information

September 12, 2012

Hustler men’s magazine publisher Larry Flynt has taken out full page ads in various newspapers worldwide — including Bermuda — offering a $1 million reward for information on Republican Presidential nominee’s Mitt Romney’s financial matters.

In addition to the full page ad appearing in today’s [Sept 12] Bermuda Sun newspaper, the Hustler publisher is also reported to have bought full-page ads in The Washington Post, USA Today and newspapers in Zurich and the Cayman Islands.

The ad offers a $1 million “cash reward” for information on Mr Romney’s “offshore assets, business bank accounts and business partnerships.” It asks they call his “hotline” at 1-800-251-2714 or email hustertipline@LFP.com. The Washington Post’s version of the ad can be viewed here.

“I don’t expect his attorneys or his accountants or his cronies to give him up,” Mr Flynt told the Daily Beast, “but some clerk will.”

This is not the first time the often-controversial Hustler publisher has offered a reward. Last year, he offered $1 million for information on Governor Rick Perry.

Recent news reports have focused on Mr Romney’s Bermuda corporation, with numerous Democrats attacking the former Massachusetts Governor — who is estimated to be worth over $250 million — for keeping money offshore.

Bermuda-based Sankaty High Yield Asset Investors Ltd is one of Romney’s holdings, and was transferred to his wife Ann’s name one day before he was sworn in as the Massachusetts Governor in 2003.

The Obama campaign has released an online video attacking Mr Romney for his Bermuda holdings. The video features Press Secretary Ben LaBolt where talking about the “millions of dollars Romney has in tax havens like Bermuda and Cayman.”

“Bermuda does not tax corporate income or capital gains. Convenient. But what taxes would Romney have paid if his money was invested here in America,” asked Mr Labolt.

The 2012 U.S presidential election will be held on November 6, 2012. Incumbent President Barack Obama is running for a second term against Mr Romney.

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  1. Thouroughbred says:

    Mitt Romney is a shady character,only interested in saving his wealth as if he made it all by himself!!I hope he nor any other greedy republican gets in, he has no clue of the peoples needs..He speaks only onbehalf of the wealthy!

    • Joey-Bag-O'doughnuts says:

      And how do you know this? What has Obama done in his three years other than throwing not only America’s but practically the world’s markets in a death spiral.

      How can someone look you in the eye and tell you that we only have fifty dollars in the bank but if we spend a thousand that we don’t have we can get out of this mess?

      • bermy$hotta says:

        $top bein a Obama hata….”ya he put de world’s markets in a death spiral.” HAHAH FOH!!

  2. debtee says:

    GOVERNMENT! TAKE THE OFFER!!!!! that’ll pay off 0.067% of our debt!


    and as always, you’ll pocket something for the help you give! “o heres barkeley: 1 mil for tax payerrr, 2 mil for EB. thaaaank u!”…”o a new hotel in st georges?!?! sure basarian! Ruin st. georrrgeeessss…as long as i get to go on TV for demolition, AND press the button. sure!”. “oh destroy a historic building? SURE! bring the cedar logs to my place!”

  3. Hmmmm this is pretty interesting. I know that Flynt enjoys the media spotlight, and that this is likely just a publicity stunt, but it nonetheless calls attention to Romney’s tax issues and casts our island in a somewhat negative light. I think the best course of action is for the Government to just ignore this.

  4. Bda sinkin ship says:

    he will get u out of a recession before Obama does! And wha has Obama did for they “people” paid them a visit! LMAO!

    • Tommy Chong says:

      The only people Romney will get out of recession is his wealthy friends while he sinks the rest of the middle class further in. His cousins the Bush byes were the ones who got America into this mess to begin with waging wars against a country that did nothing to them just so they could get their oil. Romney will do the same & probably do it to Iran & start WW3 then it’ll be curtains for the human race.

      All Romney’s about is kicking out all hispanics, building a massive wall/border to keep them out & make whole bunch of new laws to put minorities into prison. He’s a redneck with such limited intelligence he needs Paul Ryan to speak for him constantly so he doesn’t put his foot in his mouth AGAIN.

      • US Observer in Pink Sand says:

        Now that’s the truth Tommy…people need to wake up, read and get the facts not their intuition or feelings.

      • Who Done it says:

        I think it was Clinton who signed the papers that allowed the type of vegas stlye betting to take place with in the markets that gots this ball rolling and Clinton who decided to Bomb a school in the middle east to divert attention from his own legal problems. The retaliation for this came in the form of Sept 11. Amazing how people are easily mislead. Obama’s administration has dine and will do nothing for Bermuda. We are better to vote in Romney who will reduce the Govt spending, who’s administration will be more friendly to Bermuda and will do more to stimulate the economy than add to the spiralling debt which the US currently faces.

        • Tommy Chong says:

          So you’re gonna blame Clinton for big boys playing carelessly with their money? All that University & they still didn’t learn but wild bill gets the blame. Don’t get me wrong, I’ve never thought bill was the brightest match in the box but he did break the record for the longest uninterrupted economic expansion in U.S. history & introduced the Pell Grant which helped many low income people get an education. What did his next inline offer the low income to get an education? Recruitment into his daddy’s oil war but off course it was a righteous fight because the iraqi leader sent the 9/11 planes in retaliation for clintons bombing. Right? I’m so glad bush caught that bad man in the end who sent those planes.

          Now onto reality where the Obama administration is the ones who caught the real 9/11 attack leader. Obama administration is also the ones who helped save the American car manufacturers. So they won’t be invested illegitimate funds in Bermuda but thats because they need them in their country. At least this shows the loyalty he has to boosting their economy & as long as their economy stays steady & hopefully keeps rising it will help ours since its not like Obama is calling for the criminalization of American IBs in Bermuda.

  5. SuperMom says:

    I wonder how many bank/investment clerks have searched for information today…. hmmmmmm LOL

    • US Observer in Pink Sand says:

      No need to wonder…knowledge is power and could mean $1mil in your pocket and no one will ever know.

  6. Don Daffney SVP,Public Relations, LPF,Inc. says:

    Dear readers in Bermuda,

    We, at LPF Inc., have been made by made aware that the cash offer of $1 million for information about Mitt Romney’s offshore assets, bank accounts and business partnerships in Bermuda, is an insufficient reward to induce anyone to violate their fiduciary responsibilities in Bermuda. Given the high costs associated with purchasing real estate and becoming financially independent as result of losing your career and being “blackballed” for supplying the confidential information; we are prepared to increase the cash offer to TEN million dollars. This cash offer is conditioned upon the person(s) submitting the materials to Hustler having obtained the requested material lawfully. The amount and terms of payment shall also to subject to and conditioned upon actual publication of said materials by HUSTLER, and the mutual agreement of the parties prior to publication.

    Call our Hotline at 1-800-968-3665 or 1-800-YOU FOOL

  7. Joey-Bag-O'doughnuts says:

    How about this, I offer $10.00 for all the sealed documents that Obama has paid millions of dollars to stop from being made public like school documents, transcripts, grades, entrance applications etc.

    • Ryan Whiting says:

      Good one! … however, I think Bermuda should be hoping and praying for an Obama re-election, because *that* will certainly make drive companies out of the United States, fearful of his crazy, oncoming tax hikes. Sure, he’ll tank the US economy in under 16 months, but we should get a nice boost as a result.

      Anyone with interest in the stock market, though, should definitely side with Romney, though. It’s really as simple as that.