Gov. Gretchen Whitmer filed under oath on Dec. 31, 2019 that she held $1,877,466.36 in a single investment in Cerity Partners Investment Account. She did nothing to disclose the investments that Cerity held for her. Therefore, she is hiding her beneficial financial holdings behind Cerity.
Corrupt politicians, judges and bureaucrats have resorted to hiding their true financial interests from the public behind mutual funds and investment accounts like Cerity. Federal judges started this trend on Mar. 14, 2001 at a Judicial Conference where they floated a “guideline” that would allow judicial employees to use a “concept” (not a rule, guideline or law) called “safe harbor” where judges could hold stock in, say AT&T, inside a, say Blackrock, mutual fund without having to disclose AT&T. Then, if AT&T came before them in a court case, they could play dumb. They then put for the “diminimus” concept that since AT&T’s stock in Blackrock was proportionally small as compared to the whole portfolio, they would not be benefiting enough to be a material amount.
On the other hand, the Canon of Judicial Conduct says “even one share” held in a company by one’s spouse is enough to recuse oneself from a matter coming before them, or to at least disclose it so that the parties could decide whether that conflict was acceptable or not.
In Gov. Whitmer’s case, her holdings in Cerity are massive conflicts in both the COVID scam and 2020 Election rigging… too many to list in detail.
CRISPR THERAPEUTICS AG,
Astrazeneca PLC (UK),
Johnson & Johnson,
In other words, Governor Whitmer’s beneficial interests in Cerity are major beneficiaries of both the COVID SCAMDEMIC, and the 2020 ELECTION RIGGING.