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Joseph Zernik, PhD PO Box 31440, Jerusalem ; 123456xyz@gmail.com;

13-01-14 Correspondence with the US Consulate in Jerusalem, in re: Fraud in administration of Oath of Renunciation of US Citizenship
Consul Kirk G Smith engaged in false and deliberately misleading administration of the Oath of Renunciation of US Citizenship, and issued false and deliberately misleading consular papers, for which the Consulate collected full fees.

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Record 1 13-01-13 Correspondence with the US Consulate in "Jerusalem,
Jerusalem", in re: Fraud in administration of Oath of Renunciation of US Citizenship

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COMMUNICATIONS WITH THE US CONSULATE, JERUSALEM, IN RE: FALSE ADMINISTRATION OF OATH OF RENUNCIATION OF US CITIZENSHIP, ISSUANCE OF FALSE, INVALID RELATED RECORDS. In reverse chronological order 1) January 15, 2013: Chief Consul Michael Ratney to Joseph Zernik

Delivered-To: 123456xyz@gmail.com X-Received: by 10.229.176.80 with SMTP id bd16mr17992127qcb.133.1358264266309; Tue, 15 Jan 2013 07:37:46 -0800 (PST) Authentication-Results: mx.google.com; spf=pass (google.com: best guess record for domain of RatneyMA@state.gov designates 169.253.194.10 as permitted sender) smtp.mail=RatneyMA@state.gov Subject: Read: Re: URGENT: Response within 1 business days is kindly requested; RE: Invalidity of January 14, 2013, procedures, records, related to administration of oath of renunciation of US citizenship Date: Tue, 15 Jan 2013 17:37:16 +0200 X-MS-Has-Attach: X-MS-TNEF-Correlator: Thread-Topic: FW: URGENT: Response within 1 business days is kindly requested; RE: Invalidity of January 14, 2013, procedures, records, related to administration of oath of renunciation of US citizenship Thread-Index: Ac3zNSwbHuGFopQrShOHv12zVzTW6gAAQY+x From: "Ratney, Michael A" <RatneyMA@state.gov> To: joseph zernik <123456xyz@gmail.com> X-OriginalArrivalTime: 15 Jan 2013 15:37:16.0610 (UTC) FILETIME=[32963220:01CDF336] X-FEAS-SYSTEM-WL: 10.47.98.101 Your message To: Jerusalem, ACS; Smith, Kirk G; Ratney, Michael A Subject: Re: FW: URGENT: Response within 1 business days is kindly requested; RE: Invalidity of January 14, 2013, procedures, records, related to administration of oath of renunciation of US citizenship Sent: Tue, 15 Jan 2013 17:11:01 +0200 was read on Tue, 15 Jan 2013 17:37:16 +0200 Final-Recipient: RFC822; RatneyMA@state.gov Disposition: automatic-action/MDN-sent-automatically; displayed X-MSExch-Correlation-Key: FZYr2RD780awbMSNSP9Lfg== Original-Message-ID: <50f5718d.0781980a.354d.607d@mx.google.com>
2) January 15, 2013: Zernik to US Consulate

Date: Tue, 15 Jan 2013 17:11:01 +0200 To: "Jerusalem, ACS" <JerusalemACS@state.gov>, SmithKG@state.gov,

RatneyMA@state.gov From: joseph zernik <123456xyz@gmail.com> Subject: Re: FW: URGENT: Response within 1 business days is kindly requested; RE: Invalidity of January 14, 2013, procedures, records, related to administration of oath of renunciation of US citizenship Consulate of the United States Jerusalem, Jerusalem URGENT: Response within 1 business days is kindly requested; RE: Invalidity of January 14, 2013, procedures, records, related to administration of oath of renunciation of US citizenship Dear Consul Ratney and Consul Smith: Thank you for your quick response. However, your response below fails to respond on two central questions: a) Is the US Consulate in Jerusalem, Jerusalem, in general, and you in particular, credentialed by any nation? Are you a consul at large? Are you appointed by the State Department to the Jerusalem, Jerusalem Consulate? b) The validity, or invalidity of the procedures employed by Consul Kirk G Smith for the administration of the oath of renunciation and the validity, or invalidity of the records that were issued by Consul Kirk G Smith, which on their face appear as honest services fraud, a federal offence. I would be grateful if Consul Ratney, or Consul Kirk answer directly on these two questions. In case the US Consulate, Jerusalem, Jerusalem, is not willing to state that the procedure of renunciation, which I was subjected to on January 14, 2013, and the records, which were issued on the same date are valid records, in compliance with the law of the United States, I request immediate refund of fees, which I paid for services, which were never honestly delivered. Truly, Joseph Zernik, PhD
3) January 15, 2013: US Consulate to Zernik

At 02:44 PM 1/15/2013, you wrote:

Dear Mr. Zernik, Thank you for your correspondence of January 14, 2013 regarding your potential renunciation of your U.S. citizenship. I can assure you that I take your concerns very seriously indeed. To answer your question regarding my appointment at the Consulate General, I am the Chief of the American Citizen Services Unit. I am an officer of the U.S. Department of State, and I hold the diplomatic title of Consul. As to your concerns regarding the form of your renunciation, I believe that the form and content of the documents are correct. However, as I explained to you at both our first and second meeting, only the Department of State in Washington, DC can make the final determination. To that end, your Oath of Renunciation, which you executed before me on Monday January 14, 2013 at the U.S. Consulate Generals Consular Office, has been forwarded to the Department for review. If the Department determines that the Oath is acceptable, they will so notify me, and I will in turn notify you. Again, as I explained when we met, this review may take some time, perhaps even a few months, to complete. Your renunciation would then be effective as of January 14, 2013, the date you executed the Oath. If the Department determines that there was a procedural error, I will be notified of that fact as well, and we will take corrective action at that time. The fees that you paid in connection with your renunciation are established by the Code of Federal Regulation, and they are posted in our office in public view. The collected fees have been properly recorded, receipted, and deposited. The Consulate Generals normal business hours are from 8:00 AM until 4:00 PM, and we did schedule your visit to our office at 2:00 PM which is during our hours of operation. I do appreciate your concern, and I hope that this message addresses your questions. Very sincerely, Kirk G. Smith Consul U.S. Consulate General Jerusalem In accordance with the provisions of E.O. 12958, this e-mail is unclassified.

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4) January 14, 2013: From Zernik to US Consulate

From: Joseph Zernik, PhD [mailto:123456xyz@gmail.com] Sent: Monday, January 14, 2013 8:23 PM To: Smith, Kirk G Subject: Fwd: URGENT: Response within 2 business days is kindly requested; Request for confirmation of the assignment of Mr Kirk G Smith Dear Mr Smith: Your help in this additional matter would also be appreciated. Truly, Joseph Zernik
5) January 14, 2013: From Zernik to US Consulate

Date: Mon, 14 Jan 2013 20:14:03 +0200 To: RatneyMA@state.gov From: "Joseph Zernik, PhD" <123456xyz@gmail.com> Subject: URGENT: Response within 2 business days is kindly requested; Request for confirmation of the assignment of Mr Kirk G Smith Michael Alan Ratney Consul General of the United States Jerusalem URGENT: Response within 2 business days is kindly requested. RE: Request for confirmation of the nature of the assignment of Mr Kirk G Smith Dear Mr Ratney: Following my experience today at the Jerusalem Consulate of the United States, and the communication below, I tried to ascertain the nature of Mr Kirk G Smith appointment at the Consulate General of the United States in Jerusalem, if any.

I would be grateful if you could assist me in this regard. Truly, Joseph Zernik
6) January 14, 2013: From Zernik to US Consulate

Date: Mon, 14 Jan 2013 19:11:36 +0200 To: SmithKG@state.gov From: "Joseph Zernik, PhD" <123456xyz@gmail.com> Subject: URGENT: Response within 2 business days is kindly requested. RE: January 14, 2013 Renunciation of Citizenship - request for correction of records, alternatively - refund for inadequate services. Cc: "Jerusalem, ACS" <JerusalemACS@state.gov> Kirk G Smith Consul Chief of American Citizenship Services US Department of States URGENT: Response within 2 business days is kindly requested. RE: January 14, 2013 Renunciation of Citizenship - request for correction of records, alternatively - refund for inadequate services. Dear Consult Smith: Upon return home, I inspected the records, which I received today from you at the Jerusalem Consulate. The records, which I have been provided, appear defective on their faces, as outlined below. Therefore, I request that you schedule another appointment for correction of the documents, alternatively, for refund of money that was paid for services that were not adequately provided. Truly, Joseph Zernik SEQUENCE OF EVENTS

JANUARY 14, 2013, SCHEDULED APPEARANCE BEFORE KIRK G SMITH, CONSUL OF THE UNITED STATES OF AMERICA, JERUSALEM, JERUSALEM, FOR RENUNCIATION OF CITIZENSHIP: 1) As was the case last week, Kirk Smith, Consul of the United States, scheduled to see me at 2:00pm, outside of normal operations hours. [possibly off the consular calendar] 2) I came with all papers prepared, as I found online, since the consular staff would not answer on my requests for information. 3) Consul Kirk G Smith administered the oath, I signed it, and he signed it with a stamp of the consulate. However, the administration of the oath was NOT in the presence of two witnesses, and NO attestation was provided, even after I alerted the Consul to the issues. As indicated below, seals were no embossed in any of the designated spaces. a) I paid the fee of $450.00 for the Renunciation of Citizenship, for which I hold a receipt, and then had the following forms signed: i) Oath of Affirmation of Renunciation of Nationality of the United States. Signed under oath by Joseph Zernik, subscribed and sworn/affirmed before Kirk G Smith, Consul of the United States of America, and certified on the back by Kirk G Smith, Consul of the United States of America, with the Seal of the Consulate of the United States of America in Jerusalem, Jerusalem. However, NO Seal was embossed in the designated space on the face of the document. ii) Statement of Understanding, signed by Joseph Zernik, attested by Kirk G Smith, Consul of the United States of America, and certified on the back by Kirk G Smith, Consul of the United States of America, with the Seal of the Consulate of the United States of America in Jerusalem, Jerusalem. However, NO Seal was embossed in the designated space on the face of the document. iii) Request for Determination of Possible Loss of United States Citizenship, subscribed and sworn by Joseph Zernik, co-signed by Kirk G Smith, Consul of the United States. However, NO Seal was embossed in the designated space on the face of the document. In Part II of the same form: Statement of Voluntary Relinquishment of US Citizenship, subscribed and sworn by Joseph Zernik, co-signed by Kirk G Smith, Consul of the United States. However, NO Seal was embossed in the designated space on the face of the document. b) The following forms, the Consul refused to have signed: i) Witnesses' Attestation Renunciation/Relinquishment of Citizenship ii) Certificate of Loss of Nationality of the United States [This form is prescribed by the secretary of state pursuant to Section 501 of the Act of October 14, 1940 (54 Stat. 1171) and Section 358 of the Act of June 27, 1952 (65 Stat 272) ]

4) My United States passport was taken by the consulate staff. 5) I then explicitly asked that the documents be certified by the appropriate member of the consulate personnel, such as clerk, or custodian of records. However, Chief Consul Kirk Smith, who signed the documents with no witnesses, was also the one who certified them as "True Copy of the Original". The sum of $150.00 was collected for the certification service, for which I hold a receipt.