American STEPHEN GREATSINGER (Khmer440 Member 'BSCW') Arrested in Cambodia After US Embassy Threats

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nemo wrote: Fri Oct 30, 2020 2:16 pm Didn't he pretend to be black?
haha that was me that started that rumour after the first time i met him lol
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Thanks for correcting the erroneous statements above regarding the taxation of US citizens' earnings abroad, by citing the actual US law (i.e., the foreign income exclusion thresholds). Gheez, watch out who you're getting your tax advice from around here.
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November 4, 2020
American dilemma: US citizen awaits deportation for threats to Ambassador
Harrison White and Ben Sokhean / Khmer Times
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Stephen Sidney Greatsinger is in detention pending deportation to the United States. KT/Harrison White

An American citizen is awaiting deportation after he was detained for threatening US Embassy staff and Ambassador Patrick Murphy.

Stephen Sidney Greatsinger, 56, has been held in a Cambodian detention centre for three months pending deportation after the embassy in Phnom Penh complained to local authorities that they had received threatening emails from him.

According to Lieutenant General Kem Sarin, Chief of Investigation and Legal Proceeding Department of the General Department of Immigration, who is in charge the case, Greatsinger was arrested based on a report from the US Embassy.

“He was accused of endangering national security as he sent threatening messages against the safety of the US ambassador and embassy staff,” he said. “The US Embassy reported these threats to us [immigration] and we have enough evidence in the e-mail message he sent to detain him.”

Lt Gen Sarin said Greatsinger has been detained under Article 36 of the Law on Immigration, which states that the Minister of Interior shall have the power to order the expulsion from the Kingdom of an alien (foreigner) whose behaviour or activity is “dangerous to the national security”.

Greatsinger had been living in Cambodia since 2014 when he was detained at his home in central Phnom Penh by immigration police on August 4, for what he was told was due to an “electronic crime against the US Embassy”.

Greatsinger is notorious for posting extensive obscene and abusive content on a popular online Cambodian forum under a pseudonym until he was eventually blocked by the site’s administrators.

... According to publicly available records in the US, Greatsinger has been arrested several times in the US throughout the 1990s for crimes ranging from drug possession, destroying property and theft of a motor vehicle.

It appears these previous felony charges caused an issue in allowing the embassy to renew his passport in 2017, which then led to a dispute over a scheduled appointment to pick up his renewed passport which turned physical between him, embassy staff and his partner.

Greatsinger has admitted to attempting to scale the embassy fence during the incident and was threatened with being shot by an armed guard. He has held an apparent vengeance against the embassy ever since.
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good olde batshit hahaha
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what a shit storm he created.
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Why is it a dilemma?
He’s got no choice.
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Wilhelm wrote: Tue Nov 03, 2020 1:46 pm Thanks for correcting the erroneous statements above regarding the taxation of US citizens' earnings abroad, by citing the actual US law (i.e., the foreign income exclusion thresholds). Gheez, watch out who you're getting your tax advice from around here.
Welcome new sock. I’ll assume that’s directed at me. I’m not a tax accountant. I have spent a fair amount of time overseas. Iirc, you are allowed less than one month in the u.s. in a calendar year before you are obliged to pay u.s. taxes( hi mom). Feel free to check it yourself. Also note that all foreign bank accounts that you are signatories to must be declared and may be taxed. Enjoy
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Greatsinger has admitted to attempting to scale the embassy fence during the incident and was threatened with being shot by an armed guard.
That's insane. There are a few embassies you could probably get away with jumping into for at least a few minutes (Cuban/ German/ Pakistani). The Chinese, French and especially US ones are not advisable! The French Embassy has probably got the nicest forested grounds in the city, they have open days. Otherwise the Legionnaires guarding it might not be much fun to encounter. As far as I know the US embassy is guarded by Marines.
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