Barry Allen
CAUTION!  This man could be toxic to your city!
He is currently known as
(Not to be confused with Barry Allen the musician, or Barry Allen, civilian identity of The Flash)
He has used many aliases, probably to conceal the fact that he is a
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Barry Allen


Barry Allen is a self-appointed "gadfly" and local government watchdog, who watches the City of Glendale, California -- even though he is a resident of Pasadena.  His Vanguardians, Inc. 501(c)(3) publishes the Vanguard Weekly newsletter which is supposed to support accountability and transparency in local government.  Vanguard Weekly is archived here and here Things presented therein as fact may actually be fiction, and many, if not most, of the letters published in Vanguard Weekly are written and signed by Barry himself, and not by the attributed author.
On March 22, 1985, Allen B. Silvarman, age 45,  of Farmington Hills MI was arrested by agents of the United States Secret Service, and charged with possession of and passing of counterfeit currency. When he was arrested he had an airline ticket to Aruba, and a passport in his possession.  In July of 1985, Allen B. Silvarman was sentenced after pleading guilty.  He served one year in Federal custody, and was released on July 25, 1986.  Full details on the Prison and Newspapers pages.

Barry Allen is also known as:
  • Allen Barry Ira Silvarman
  • Allen Barry Israel Silvarman
  • Allen B. I. Silvarman
  • Allen B. Silvarman
  • Allen Silvarman
  • Allen Jozwiak Silvarman
  • Allen Jozwiak-Silvarman
  • Allen J. Silvarman
He has also been known to use Allan or Alan instead of Allen, and Silverman instead of Silvarman.  He was born Jan. 21, 1940, in Detroit MI, according to his Facebook page.
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