1. “Win or Lose” collected over $27,000 two weeks before the legal documents were filed. The money was provided by a Texas company. Monetary idiocy or a fix, it seemed to guarantee that the newly formed “Win or Lose” would not fail.

2. Comments to me from the Long family, spoken and written, conveyed that “Win or Lose” was still viable and lucrative in 1994. The contact refused to do anything “that would hurt the family..” Information was squelched.

3. An attorney who formerly worked for the Mineral Board of Louisiana said, in the presence of two witnesses, “This explains the many checks of $50,000 and more going across my desk each month to the Long family of Louisiana.” He deduced this by pouring over the charter of “Win or Lose” and related documents.
Why would a public agency send pubic funds regularly to private individuals? The attorney called the Louisiana Secretary of State and asked for a copy of the “Win or Lose” charter. He was informed that the charter did not exist. Two weeks previously I’d received a copy of this charter from a Senator at the same Secretary of State offices. Why the coverup?

4. A nationally known CPA related that “Win or Lose” had roots of astounding proportions and ties to many influential people. The proof of this is evident in the names of owners or descendents of those who signed the old charter, listed in the shareholders area of

5. In 1994 three seperate sources within Louisiana government relayed that vast funds came to the Treasury, but some of large proportion disappeared from their computers in about ninety days – funds were received and strangely transferred out.

6. In 2004 an attorney in Houston, TX asked, “Win or Lose is in some way tied to the Wilson Strickland Oilfield in Texas.. Do you know anything about this company?” The only way this could occur, in my opinion, would be through a secret 1/6 contract the Long family procured on this field in 1932. This enormous oilfield, of which the Long family are partial heirs, has a long history of piracy. More of the story is revealed in “LOSS OF TRUST”, a documentary featuring A. G. Walker that examines the origins of ExxonMobil.

There’s no paper trail connecting the Strickland Survey with “Win or Lose”, not at this time.

However, the old contract between Julius T. Long and the Strickland Survey was bought by Humble Oil (ExxonMobil) in 1934, and the obligations assumed gave Long 1/6 of the royalties as an override. There is no record of this contract being cancelled.
Long acquired eight parcels of land in Louisiana, some of them oil and gas producing, after 1934. Could this be a connection of royalties paid to Louisiana through the Mineral Board, forwarded to the Long family by virtue of the old 1/6 contract?

In time the link between the Strickland Survey (more info here from Mr. John F. Wise) and “Win or Lose” will be proven. Multiple violations must be addressed, including illegal transfer of money across state lines and a more daunting situation involving secret deals with ExxonMobil, who paid off some legal heirs and denied others in what has become a patented method of exploiting mineral resources.

Win or Lose

The statements herein have been verified through newsprint, courthouse records, and legal documents. This continuing site will give as much information out for public knowledge as has been accumulated over a fifteen year period.

An old charter called “Win or Lose” was devised by Huey Pierce Long Jr., Senator from Louisiana. He met with allies in New Orleans on November 20, 1934 and put together one of the smoothest, slyest legal documents ever contrived – at an alarmingly high level of government. This charter was formed to legally steal one half of the oil and gas revenues from the State of Louisiana through the Mineral Board, believe it or not!

This old charter has survived to the present day through a barrage of name changes, to keep it hidden from legal attacks. It’s never been sued by the government or private individuals. It’s a legal two-headed monster classified as a free enterprising private charter. Its master stroke – the assigned lessor is none other than the Governor of Louisiana. The charter runs for ninety nine years, from its inception to 2033. The shareholders have passed their considerable wealth on to blood relatives and others, 193 total by 1995. There could be more now, don’t know.

The Long family was “pea patch poor” in the 1930’s (conveyed to me by a Long family member, corroborated by Huey Pierce Long Sr., who lived out his life on a small one-man farm near Winnfield, LA). The ascendance of this family’s wealth occurred in the 1940’s, and it happened very quickly. How did this occur? Could it be the old “Win or Lose” charter, whose existence is denied by the governing body of Louisiana? Even the Secretary of State denies its existence!

Find out for yourself:


Browse through the corporation database. Search for “Win or Lose” or the many aliases listed. Follow the organizers names, especially David Melman of Lafayette. His name always shows up on all the new charters. The old “Win or Lose” is still alive and well in 2004 and will continue until someone makes the changes necessary to assure the State of Louisiana the rightful 25% of oil and gas revenues from oil company operations.

The “Win or Lose” gang receives half of the 25%, the State of Louisiana gets the other… No wonder the fourth richest state in the continental fourty eight ranks so low in revenues, always stressing taxes.