EXCLUSIVE: Shareholder Arrested After Remarks About Gates and Epstein Files SEC Complaint Against Buffett’s Berkshire Hathaway

by Fred Lucas at  dailysignal.com

A government and corporate watchdog group filed a complaint Tuesday with the Securities and Exchange Commission against Berkshire Hathaway in connection with the arrest of the group’s chairman at a shareholder meeting for raising issues linking the names of Warren Buffett, Bill Gates, and Jeffrey Epstein.

National Legal and Policy Center Chairman Peter Flaherty spoke at a shareholder meeting in May in support of a resolution requiring Berkshire Hathaway to have two different people hold the jobs of CEO and chairman of the board. Buffett currently holds both positions. 

When Flaherty brought up Buffett’s financial support of the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation, he noted that Gates, the billionaire founder of Microsoft, had traveled with Epstein, a convicted sex offender. 

At that point, Buffett called for Flaherty’s ouster from the meeting, and Flaherty was arrested and charged with criminal trespass by police in Omaha, Nebraska, even though his name was on the list of attendees for the Berkshire Hathaway shareholder meeting. 

Berkshire Hathaway, a multinational conglomerate holding company, is based in Omaha.

Police detained Flaherty for about three hours. He waited, not in a cell, but on a bench with others who had been arrested. He paid a bond of $2,500 to be released. Nebraska prosecutors dropped the charges shortly after the arrest. 

“The almost instantaneous silencing of Mr. Flaherty at the very mention of Epstein obviously struck a nerve with the public that transcends political ideology, underscoring the widely held belief that the rich and powerful play by a different set of rules than ordinary citizens,” says the SEC complaint filed by NLPC counsel Paul Kamenar.