Videos: ARCA Space CEO Claims Abuse of Power and Civil Rights Violations

There’s also a long press release that accompanies these videos.

Video 2 Timestamp
(also available on YouTube in the video description)

0:00:00 – Introduction and overview
0:01:40 – Listed as “Fugitive from Justice” while returning to U.S.
0:03:49 – Warrantless arrest

Part 1: Main Witness – Popescu’s Former Wife

0:03:59 – Involvement of my second former wife (not Simona)
0:05:08 – False testimony from my former wife
0:06:56 – “The ArcaBoard doesn’t fly as depicted”
0:08:18 – Never saw it with her own eyes, only the edited videos
0:08:43 – False transcription in investigation report: “unedited videos”
0:09:55 – This is all state evidence, so draw your own conclusions
0:10:38 – “The Defiant drone doesn’t fly as depicted”
0:12:53 – Doesn’t know the difference between AirStrato and Defiant
0:14:27 – Unedited video ArcaBoard flying
0:15:50 – Unedited video of Defiant drone flying
0:17:17 – Testimony of work colleagues ignored
0:23:28 – “He escaped from Romania” “I read on Internet”
0:24:25 – “Take the money and run”
0:25:32 – I traveled to Europe constantly without getting stopped
0:26:54 – If I was wanted in Romania, I would’ve been extradited
0:27:54 – “I think he’s planning to escape May 1st”
0:30:02 – Why I didn’t leave in May: “He wants all the possible money”
0:31:07 – “I plan to divorce him” Yet I had already filed for divorce
0:33:32 – “Experts from Internet”
0:36:44 – “He took $50,000 from German company and didn’t deliver”
0:38:27 – Audio from German company: no dispute with ARCA.
0:40:25 – False transcription: I spent German money on honeymoon
0:41:50 – Reference to Michael Persico of Anova Technologies
0:44:33 – Clarification on the purpose of this video

Part 2: Main Witness – Michael Persico

0:45:31– Involvement of Michael Persico of Anova Technologies
0:48:13 – Charged with fraud of $215,000 despite Persico’s statement
0:49:42 – Persico: “AirStrato program would take 2 years / $5 million”
0:52:04 – Persico informed of ArcaBoard program and more investors
0:52:38 – Persico refuses investors
0:53:12 – Persico claims he never approved the ArcaBoard
0:55:06 – Persico claims I never provided financials or business plan
0:56:54 – Persico proposes lien on all ARCA assets for $100,000
0:58:18 – Persico refuses investors again
1:00:26 – Persico: “This stopped being my responsibility”
1:01:25 – Persico tells me to fire my attorney
1:02:19 – Persico claims he didn’t know about ArcaBoard video
1:04:58 – “Anova will own 20% of ARCA and control the board”
1:05:51 – Insufficient offer of $34,567 to fund operations
1:08:45 – Persico requests ARCA’s login data for QuickBooks
1:09:21 – Considering bankruptcy, Persico thought we were bluffing
1:11:19 – Persico claims he never got to vote at board meeting
1:12:47 – Persico resigns from board, admits conflict of interest
1:14:29 – Persico claims I owed $30,000 to landlord
1:14:46 – Persico claims he wasn’t advised of ARCA’s public offering
1:16:30 – Persico claims AirStrato UAVs are in pieces “of no value”
1:17:46 – Comparison of claims that I escaped Romania/Europe
1:19:02 – Comparison of concerns for me leaving the U.S.

Part 3: NMSD and DHS Agents

1:20:51 – Introduction: Questionable judgement and practices
1:22:29 – NMSD Agent undercover with cane and sunglasses
1:23:07 – False transcription of signed contracts for ArcaBoard
1:24:29 – Agents’ and Persico’s amusement at NMSD Agent’s “disguise”
1:27:06 – NMSD Agent says they planned to question me directly, but never did
1:28:29 – NMSD Agent doesn’t know if they have enough proof to convict me
1:30:31 – NMSD Agent charges my contract with Air Force as false statement
1:31:33 – “He’s Romanian” doesn’t know government branches
1:32:45 – Agent DHS Agent: “You’re mine, you don’t exist”
1:34:46 – DHS Agent tells my ex-wife she can give away my property
1:36:34 – DHS Agent doesn’t seem concerned with best interest of U.S.
1:38:55 – Collusion between special agents and Persico
1:40:26 – “If he gets a bond, then we take him back into custody”
1:41:55 – “We’re going to try to get him deported” after some jail time
1:43:37 – I plan to appear before a grand jury, despite statistics
1:45:08 – Offered to drop charges if I pay restitution of $1 million
1:45:53 – After exculpatory evidence, offered to drop 13 of 18 charges
1:46:32 – No deal, I will not plead guilty to any of these charges
1:47:39 – More collusion: NMSD Agent asks Persico what to charge me with
1:49:54 – NMSD Agent asks my ex-wife for my property without warrant
1:51:15 – DHS Agent: “They sound like gypsies” (my mother and I)
1:53:27 – My mother detained at airport for 16 hours
1:54:17 – Straight to charges and arrest without confirmation
1:54:48 – False charges after no money was found
1:56:24 – FBI dropped my investigation, NMSD continued anyway
1:56:52 – NMSD Agent’s explanation for continuing the case
1:59:00 – Conclusion and civil rights complaints I have filed