Archive for June 2014

Plaintiff To TelexFree Crew: You’re All Crooks And Racketeers — And Carlos Costa Is The ‘Mastermind’

Plaintiff To TelexFree Crew: You're All Crooks And Racketeers -- And Carlos Costa Is The 'Mastermind'

UPDATED 10:48 P.M. EDT U.S.A. A plaintiff bringing a prospective class-action lawsuit in Massachusetts federal court has accused 10 TelexFree figures of committing crimes and — as a group — committing racketeering violations through an “association-in-fact enterprise.” Unlike other prospective TelexFree-related class-actions, this one names neither attorneys nor banks nor TelexFree itself defendants. Rather, it […]

URGENT >> BULLETIN >> MOVING: Zeek Receiver Sues MLM Attorney Kevin Grimes For Sum In Excess Of $100 Million

URGENT >> BULLETIN >> MOVING: Zeek Receiver Sues MLM Attorney Kevin Grimes For Sum In Excess Of $100 Million

URGENT >> BULLETIN >> MOVING: (11th Update 9:43 p.m. EDT U.S.A.) The court-appointed receiver in the Zeek Rewards Ponzi- and pyramid case has sued MLM attorney Kevin Grimes and the Grimes & Reese law firm, alleging malpractice, negligence and breach of fiduciary duty. In the Grimes action, the receiver is seeking “an amount in excess […]

MLM Attorney Gerald Nehra Now Lawyered Up In TelexFree Bankruptcy Case

MLM Attorney Gerald Nehra Now Lawyered Up In TelexFree Bankruptcy Case

MLM attorney Gerald Nehra, his law partner Richard Waak and their law firm are now lawyered up in the TelexFree bankruptcy case. Groups of TelexFree members have sued them in bankruptcy court, alleging violations of the federal racketeering (RICO) statute and violations of federal securities laws. TelexFree filed for Chapter 11 bankruptcy protection on a […]

BULLETIN: $30 Million Claim Filed By Zeek Affiliate Who Appears To Have Invested Only $10, Receiver Says

BULLETIN: $30 Million Claim Filed By Zeek Affiliate Who Appears To Have Invested Only $10, Receiver Says

BULLETIN: (5th Update 9:20 p.m. EDT U.S.A.) How absurd and abusive is HYIP Ponzi Land? The court-appointed receiver in the Zeek Rewards Ponzi- and pyramid case says a Zeek affiliate who appears to have invested only $10 has filed a claim seeking $30 million. Receiver Kenneth D. Bell asserted in a court filing today that […]

Quatloos Mod, RealScam.com, PP Blog Targeted In Bizarre Hectoring Campaign

Quatloos Mod, RealScam.com, PP Blog Targeted In Bizarre Hectoring Campaign

(3RD UPDATE 2:43 P.M. EDT U.S.A.) wserra, an attorney, Quatloos moderator and occasional poster on the PPBlog and RealScam.com, appears recently to have been targeted by a crackpot who desires to hector wserra with complaints to the bar association. Among other things, Quatloos publishes information on the bizarre undertakings of “sovereign citizens” in the United […]

UPDATE: Purported ‘Sovereign Citizen’ Convicted In Bizarre ‘Liens’ Caper Targeting Judges, Law Enforcement

UPDATE: Purported 'Sovereign Citizen' Convicted In Bizarre 'Liens' Caper Targeting Judges, Law Enforcement

We first wrote about Cherron Marie Phillips in November 2012, after she was arrested on charges that she had filed bogus liens against a chief U.S. District Judge, a U.S. District Judge, two U.S. Magistrate Judges, a former U.S. Attorney, an assistant U.S. Attorney, a federal court clerk, four federal Task Force officers and a […]

BULLETIN: Judge Frees TelexFree Figure James Merrill On Bail, But Imposes Tight Restrictions

BULLETIN: Judge Frees TelexFree Figure James Merrill On Bail, But Imposes Tight Restrictions

BULLETIN: (3rd Update 5:56 p.m. EDT U.S.A.) A federal judge in Massachusetts has permitted TelexFree figure James Merrill to be freed on bail, but has imposed tight restrictions. In granting Merrill bail, U.S. District Judge Timothy S. Hillman overruled U.S. Magistrate Judge David Hennessy, who agreed with federal prosecutors and ruled last month that Merrill […]

MONTANA: Former Zeek Pitchman Who Also Pushed TelexFree Now Required To Give State Notice Of MLM Activities

MONTANA: Former Zeek Pitchman Who Also Pushed TelexFree Now Required To Give State Notice Of MLM Activities

A former pitchman for the Zeek Rewards MLM Ponzi- and pyramid scheme also acknowledged he participated in TelexFree, the state of Montana said in a consent agreement and final order. James D. Helgeson was fined $5,000 by the office of Monica Lindeen, Montana‚Äôs Commissioner of Securities and Insurance (CSI) and state auditor. The case demonstrates […]

** CAUTION: Report Of Bogus TelexFree Site **

** CAUTION: Report Of Bogus TelexFree Site **

There is a report on social media this morning of a bogus TelexFree site that mirrors an old TelexFree site that existed when the company was actively soliciting business. The site creates the impression TelexFree has reopened. TelexFree has not reopened. It is Sunday. Federal prosecutors handing the TelexFree criminal case involving alleged fraudsters James […]

BULLETIN: SEC Accuses Faith Sloan Of Violating Asset Freeze In TelexFree Case By Sending Thousands To ‘Changes Worldwide LLC,’ Company That Lists Zeek Figure Robert Craddock As Copyright Enforcer

BULLETIN: SEC Accuses Faith Sloan Of Violating Asset Freeze In TelexFree Case By Sending Thousands To 'Changes Worldwide LLC,' Company That Lists Zeek Figure Robert Craddock As Copyright Enforcer

BULLETIN: (4th Update 10:01 a.m. EDT June 13 U.S.A.) The SEC has accused Faith Sloan of violating the asset freeze imposed against her in the TelexFree pyramid- and Ponzi case by sending nearly $15,000 to Changes Worldwide LLC for the purchase of “business promo packs.” On its website, Changes Worldwide identifies Robert Craddock as its […]

Solavei, An MLM Telecom Company In Space TelexFree Wants To Occupy, Declares Bankruptcy Less Than 2 Years After Debut; Competing Affiliates Try To Poach Recruits

Solavei, An MLM Telecom Company In Space TelexFree Wants To Occupy, Declares Bankruptcy Less Than 2 Years After Debut; Competing Affiliates Try To Poach Recruits

UPDATED 6:07 P.M. EDT U.S.A. In yet another bizarre development in the world of MLM, a company that competes in a space TelexFree said it wants to occupy has declared bankruptcy less than two years after its formal launch. As though on Stepfordland cue, competing MLMers started trawling the Internet for the carcasses of potentially […]