Archive for August 2013

Man Who Allegedly Threatened To Decapitate Member Of U.S. Congress Arrested; Aniruddha Sherbow Sent Email With Subject Line Of ‘Cutting Off Tulsi Gabbard’s Head,’ Capitol Police Say

Man Who Allegedly Threatened To Decapitate Member Of U.S. Congress Arrested; Aniruddha Sherbow Sent Email With Subject Line Of 'Cutting Off Tulsi Gabbard's Head,' Capitol Police Say

UPDATED 1:57 P.M. EDT (U.S.A.) A U.S. Congresswoman representing a district in Hawaii was repeatedly menaced by a man who threatened to cut off her head, U.S. Capitol Police said in an affidavit. Aniruddha Sherbow now has been arrested in Mexico and turned over to U.S. authorities in California for later return to the District […]

Zeekers Targeted In New Scheme With Ties To Piccolo Organization

Zeekers Targeted In New Scheme With Ties To Piccolo Organization

BULLETIN: Zeek Rewards members are being targeted in a new scheme with ties to the Phil Piccolo organization and are being solicited for sums ranging from $600 to $60,000 “in return for ” . . .  “guaranteed 50 percent interest” from a purported “unique and legal loan system” over an unspecified time period, the PP […]

The Cannons Pointed At The PP Blog

The Cannons Pointed At The PP Blog

EDITOR’S NOTE: The screen shot above is from the PP Blog during a spam wave. It was taken yesterday and shows that 13 of 18 “readers” at the Blog between 10:11 a.m. and 10:18 a.m. were using IPs that resolve to China.  Many of you have heard the website of the New York Times was […]

URGENT >> BULLETIN >> MOVING: SEC: Ponzi Money Collateralized Credit Line Used To Fund ‘Bridal Store, A Bounty Hunter Reality Television Show, And A Soul Food Restaurant’

URGENT >> BULLETIN >> MOVING: SEC: Ponzi Money Collateralized Credit Line Used To Fund 'Bridal Store, A Bounty Hunter Reality Television Show, And A Soul Food Restaurant'

“Marcum’s scheme began to unravel in mid-2013, when certain of his investors began demanding distributions. Marcum could not comply, because virtually all of his investors’ money is gone. However, Marcum has attempted to reassure his investors that their investment is secure by producing fabricated documents showing that he has purported net worth of nearly $300 […]

BULLETIN: George Theodule, HYIP Ponzi Huckster Identified In 2008 By SEC, Arrested On Criminal Charges

BULLETIN: George Theodule, HYIP Ponzi Huckster Identified In 2008 By SEC, Arrested On Criminal Charges

George Louis Theodule, identified by the SEC in a 2008 civil case as a multimillion-dollar Ponzi huckster and affinity fraudster largely targeting the Haitian community through so-called “investment clubs,” now has been arrested on criminal charges, federal prosecutors in the Southern District of Florida said. Investors were duped into believing Theodule’s HYIP “program” through entities […]

NEW YORK TIMES: Jailed Filers Of False Liens Against Minnesota Sheriff Listened To ‘Sovereign Citizen’ Guru Strategy Of ‘Death By A Thousand Paper Cuts’

NEW YORK TIMES: Jailed Filers Of False Liens Against Minnesota Sheriff Listened To 'Sovereign Citizen' Guru Strategy Of 'Death By A Thousand Paper Cuts'

UPDATED 2:31 P.M. EDT (U.S.A.) A story on bogus liens filed against a Minnesota sheriff and others received prominent treatment in the New York Times today, appearing on Page A1 (the cover page) — and above the fold in the New York edition. The story touches on the cases of Thomas and Lisa Eilertson, both […]

LAS VEGAS METROPOLITAN PD: 2 Purported ‘Sovereign Citizens’ Arrested In Alleged Plot To Kidnap And Kill Police Officer

This is a video of Lt. Jim Seebok Seebock (updated Aug. 23, 2013) of the Las Vegas Metropolitan Police Department announcing the arrests of David Allen Brutsche, 42, and Devon Campbell Newman, 67. They are accused of hatching a plot to kidnap and kill at least one police officer in Nevada. Also see Aug. 22 […]

Only 2 Weeks Left To File Zeek Claim; Deadline Is Sept. 5, 2013

Only 2 Weeks Left To File Zeek Claim; Deadline Is Sept. 5, 2013

As of today, there are only two weeks left to file a claim in the Zeek Rewards Ponzi scheme case. The deadline to file is 11:59 p.m. (prevailing Eastern time) on Sept. 5, 2013. Kenneth D. Bell is the court-appointed receiver in the Zeek case. The Zeek receivership website is here. The claims portal is […]

HEADLINES: 24 Hours Of Sick . . . Sicker . . . Sickest

Sick: A mute swan owned by Queen Elizabeth II was discovered “killed, cut up and cooked on a river bank close to Windsor Castle in Berkshire,” MailOnline (The Daily Mail)  is reporting. Sicker: Georgia shooting suspect Michael Brandon Hill, accused of holding two school employees captive and firing an assault rifle at police, had nearly […]

4 Californians Indicted In ‘False Liens’ And Conspiracy Case; Prosecutors Say 2 Of The Scammers Hired Collection Agency To Pursue Government Official Over Nonexistent Debt And That False Tax Returns Seeking $60 Million Were Filed In 26 States

4 Californians Indicted In 'False Liens' And Conspiracy Case; Prosecutors Say 2 Of The Scammers Hired Collection Agency To Pursue Government Official Over Nonexistent Debt And That False Tax Returns Seeking $60 Million Were Filed In 26 States

Three residents of Placerville, Calif. — Teresa Marie Marty, Charles Tingler and Victoria Tingler — have been charged in a superseding indictment with filing false liens against government officials performing their duties. In what may be an emerging form of menacing aimed at government officials, one government worker was targeted with a fabricated $500,000 lien […]

REPORTS: Ice Cream Flavor Named After TelexFree, An Alleged Pyramid Scheme; Separately, TelexFree Affiliates May Be Crossing National Borders To Keep The Money Flowing — Even As Purported Opportunity Turns To New Payment Method

REPORTS: Ice Cream Flavor Named After TelexFree, An Alleged Pyramid Scheme; Separately, TelexFree Affiliates May Be Crossing National Borders To Keep The Money Flowing -- Even As Purported Opportunity Turns To New Payment Method

The HYIP world is known for promoters’ bids to change the storyline, but this one may take the cake — or at least be a sweet complement. There are reports in Brazilian media that a promoter of the TelexFree MLM scheme — alleged to be a massive pyramid — has named an ice cream after […]