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Latest Update - April 18, 2017

For those following these Updates, I am afraid to announce more bad news: On April 4, 2017, the Michigan Supreme Court denied the Motion for Reconsideration of its Order denying my Application for Leave to Appeal from the Court of Appeals' opinion affirming the dismissal of the Okrie class-action lawsuit.  That means that the only available option is to file a Petition for a Writ of Certiorari with the U.S. Supreme Court by July 3, 2017, seeking review by the highest court in the land.   This will require funding from you and anybody else that believes that a great injustice has been done in this matter.  Otherwise, the case will end here.  As before, I reproduce Mr. Thomas R. Okrie's message appealing for funding my efforts to bring this case to the U.S. Supreme Court.  It is called FUND A BUCK.  Here is Tom's message to everyone:

ATTENTION ALL RETIREES AND ALL PERSONS SEEKING SECURE RETIREMENT

FUND A BUCK

SAVING YOUR VESTED RIGHTS EARNED FOR YOUR YEARS OF GOVERNMENTAL SERVICE AT THE TIME OF YOUR EMPLOYMENT TERMINATION AGREEMENT WITH THE STATE OF MICHIGAN

Dear Fellow Professionals Working Toward a Secure Retirement,

My name is Thomas R. Okrie. I am 70 years old and a retired teacher from Troy, Michigan. I have spent the last four years of my life as the primary litigant in a legal action against Governor Snyder's repeal of the pension tax exemption (2001 PA 38, and the related legislation). The attorney on the case is Gary P. Supanich, who has done a brilliant job without adequate compensation. On January 5, 2017, the Michigan Supreme Court decided to deny our Application Leave to Appeal. A motion for reconsideration filed on January 24, 2017 is pending before the Court. The State's position is simple: you have no contract to any benefits other than your pension allocation upon retirement. Isn't that a clever enticement fraud and a dereliction of responsible stewardship by our Government officials who wrote us blatant misrepresentations to work for them (dangling a carrot without substance or true intention to pay for our services)? This cannot stand!

Gary and I, however, need funding to bring this important class-action case before the U.S. Supreme Court on a Petition for a Writ of Certiorari. We are seeking $1.00 contributions from 25,000 people. Hence, FUND A BUCK. If you want to preserve and protect retirement benefits, this may be the best dollar you ever spent and certainly the least costly contribution you can possibly make to stop legislative backtracking on vested rights earned for years of governmental service. Don't delay! The Government doesn't want to pay us what we earned! This is repugnantly wrong and fraudulently unjust! Together, we shall prevail! Please send your contributions to the following:

FUND A BUCK

c/o Thomas R. Okrie

Empty Wallet Homestead

3267 Sand Road

Port Austin, Michigan 48467

Thank you.

Thomas R. Okrie



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