Friday, March 24, 2017

confessions of a facebook scammer

every day and night I am bombarded with texts from scammers and fraudsters coming from facebook. I do engage them and I post my exchanges on kindle.

If you want to read my exchanges with these shady characters, go makes a fascinating read....
Confessions of a Facebook Scammer by [David, Earl]

Wednesday, March 22, 2017

Long Island Man guilty of defrauding South Korean School

According to the feds..".Joon H. Kim, the Acting United States Attorney for the Southern District of New York, announced that WILLIAM COSME, a/k/a “William Cosmo,” was found guilty today in Manhattan federal court in connection with a scheme to defraud a Christian missionary school in South Korea of $5.5 million dollars. The jury convicted COSME on both counts with which he was charged following a one-week trial before U.S. District Judge Loretta A. Preska.

Acting Manhattan U.S. Attorney Joon H. Kim said: “As a unanimous jury swiftly concluded after trial, William Cosme duped and defrauded a South Korean international school out of $5.5 million, money the school needed to carry out its mission of educating children. Cosme then took this stolen money and spent it lavishly on himself, including on a Lamborghini, a Ferrari, and a Cadillac Escalade, not to mention a 110-day gambling spree in Las Vegas. Cosme now faces time in a federal prison for his brazen crimes.”

According to the Indictment, other filings in Manhattan federal court, and evidence admitted at trial:

COSME purported to operate a “Privately Held, Global, Private Equity family practice with a concentration on it’s [sic] own Family’s Private Wealth Management, Commercial [real estate], physical gold trade and Business Consulting.” COSME further claimed that the entity through which he did business “manage[d] family assets with a Net Asset Value in excess of USD $11b on a global basis” and that his clientele included royalty and the families of royalty. None of those claims was true.

In about January 2011, COSME, acting through his company Cosmo Dabi International Trading Group Inc. (“Cosmo Dabi”), entered into an agreement with a Christian missionary school located in South Korea (the “International School”) whereby Cosmo Dabi would lend the International School approximately $55 million and the International School would make a deposit of approximately $5.5 million (the “Equity Deposit”), which COSME would invest in order to generate funds to loan the International School. The International School sought to use the proceeds of the loan to expand its operations in South Korea.

In January 2011, the International School sent by wire transfer approximately $5.5 million to an account maintained by COSME at a bank.

Thereafter, COSME transferred the funds that the International School had entrusted to him into other accounts, including accounts in his own name rather than that of his company. From the other accounts, COSME began a run of unauthorized personal spending, including purchasing a Lamborghini costing nearly $314,000 (which itself was meant to secure COSME a preferred spot on a waiting list to purchase an even more expensive Lamborghini); a Ferrari costing nearly $287,000; a Cadillac Escalade; a sport utility vehicle for a family member of COSME’s; a 110-day gambling trip to Las Vegas; gaming losses while on that trip in excess of $200,000; paying for his girlfriend’s rent; and otherwise funding a lavish lifestyle. All the while, COSME failed to invest the $5.5 million as he had promised, and made a series of misrepresentations to the leadership of the International School as to why they had not been issued their promised loan payments. COSME also devised and executed a sham audit process in order to convince the International School that they were in default of their agreement and that COSME could keep the school’s deposit for himself. In connection with his fraud on the International School, COSME also used, without authorization, the identities of two individuals by falsely representing to the International School that these individuals were officers of Cosmo Dabi.

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COSME, 51, resides in Jericho, New York. He faces a minimum sentence of two years in prison for his conviction for aggravated identity theft, and a maximum sentence of 20 years in prison for his wire fraud conviction. COSME also faces a maximum term of three years of supervised release and a fine of the greatest of $250,000, or twice the gross pecuniary gain derived from the offense or twice the gross pecuniary loss to the victim. COSME’s sentencing is set for June 21, 2017, before the Honorable Loretta A. Preska.

The maximum potential sentences are prescribed by Congress and are provided here for informational purposes only, as any sentencing of the defendant will be determined by the judge.

Mr. Kim praised the outstanding efforts of Federal Bureau of Investigation in the investigation."

This guy lived the life of riley till he got caught and he would not stop till the feds came knocking on his door. Now he faces the music as he was found guilty after going to trial. He faces serious time. I would estimate between 5 and ten years. What can he expect in federal prison? Go here....

PRISON: what to expect in Federal Bureau of Prisons (Prison series Book 1) by [Langner, David, David, Earl]

Lithuanian Man Arrested in 100 million dollar scam

According to the feds,"Joon H. Kim, the Acting United States Attorney for the Southern District of New York, and William F. Sweeney Jr., the Assistant Director-in-Charge of the New York Office of the Federal Bureau of Investigation (“FBI”), announced criminal charges against EVALDAS RIMASAUSKAS for orchestrating a fraudulent business email compromise scheme that induced two U.S.-based internet companies (the “Victim Companies”) to wire a total of over $100 million to bank accounts controlled by RIMASAUSKAS. RIMASAUSKAS was arrested late last week by authorities in Lithuania on the basis of a provisional arrest warrant.  The case has been assigned to U.S. District George B. Daniels. 
Acting U.S. Attorney Joon H. Kim said:  “From half a world away, Evaldas Rimasauskas allegedly targeted multinational internet companies and tricked their agents and employees into wiring over $100 million to overseas bank accounts under his control. This case should serve as a wake-up call to all companies – even the most sophisticated – that they too can be victims of phishing attacks by cyber criminals. And this arrest should serve as a warning to all cyber criminals that we will work to track them down, wherever they are, to hold them accountable. The charges and arrest in this case were made possible thanks to the terrific work of the FBI and the cooperation of the victim companies and their financial institutions. We thank the companies and their banks for acting quickly, coming forward promptly, and cooperating with law enforcement; it led not only to the charges announced today, but also the recovery of much of the stolen funds.
FBI Assistant Director William F. Sweeney Jr. said:  “As alleged, Evaldas Rimasauskas carried out a business email compromise scheme creatively targeting two very specific victim companies. He was initially successful, acquiring over $100 million in proceeds that he wired to various bank accounts worldwide. But his footprint would eventually lead investigators to the truth, and today we expose his lies. Criminals continue to commit a wide variety of crimes online, and significant cyber data breaches have had a negative impact across a variety of industries. The FBI will continue to work with our domestic and international partners to pursue criminals who engage in this type of activity, wherever they may be hiding.”
According to the allegations contained in the Indictment unsealed today[1]:
From at least in or around 2013 through in or about 2015, RIMASAUSKAS orchestrated a fraudulent scheme designed to deceive the Victim Companies, including a multinational technology company and a multinational online social media company, into wiring funds to bank accounts controlled by RIMASAUSKAS.  Specifically, RIMASAUSKAS registered and incorporated a company in Latvia (“Company-2”) which bore the same name as an Asian-based computer hardware manufacturer (“Company-1”), and opened, maintained, and controlled various accounts at banks located in Latvia and Cyprus in the name of Company-2.  Thereafter, fraudulent phishing emails were sent to employees and agents of the Victim Companies, which regularly conducted multimillion-dollar transactions with Company-1, directing that money the Victim Companies owed Company-1 for legitimate goods and services be sent to Company-2’s bank accounts in Latvia and Cyprus, which were controlled by RIMASAUSKAS.  These emails purported to be from employees and agents of Company-1, and were sent from email accounts that were designed to create the false appearance that they were sent by employees and agents of Company-1, but in truth and in fact, were neither sent nor authorized by Company-1.  This scheme succeeded in deceiving the Victim Companies into complying with the fraudulent wiring instructions.
After the Victim Companies wired funds intended for Company-1 to Company-2’s bank accounts in Latvia and Cyprus, RIMASAUSKAS caused the stolen funds to be quickly wired into different bank accounts in various locations throughout the world, including Latvia, Cyprus, Slovakia, Lithuania, Hungary, and Hong Kong.  RIMASAUSKAS also caused forged invoices, contracts, and letters that falsely appeared to have been executed and signed by executives and agents of the Victim Companies, and which bore false corporate stamps embossed with the Victim Companies’ names, to be submitted to banks in support of the large volume of funds that were fraudulently transmitted via wire transfer. 
Through these false and deceptive representations over the course of the scheme, RIMASAUSKAS, the defendant, caused the Victim Companies to transfer a total of over $100,000,000 in U.S. currency from the Victim Companies’ bank accounts to Company-2’s bank accounts.
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RIMASAUSKAS, 48, of Vilnius, Lithuania, is charged with one count of wire fraud and three counts of money laundering, each of which carries a maximum sentence of 20 years in prison, and one count of aggravated identity theft, which carries a mandatory minimum sentence of two years in prison. 
The maximum potential sentences are prescribed by Congress and are provided here for informational purposes only, as any sentencing of the defendant will be determined by the judge. 
Mr. Kim praised the outstanding investigative work of the FBI, and thanked the Prosecutor General’s Office of the Republic of Lithuania, the Lithuanian Criminal Police Bureau, the Vilnius District Prosecutor’s Office and the Economic Crime Investigation Board of Vilnius County Police Headquarters for their assistance in the investigation and arrests, as well as the Department of Justice’s Office of International Affairs.
The case is being prosecuted by the Office’s Complex Frauds and Cybercrime Unit.  Assistant U.S. Attorney Eun Young Choi is in charge of the prosecution.  Assistant U.S. Attorney Edward Diskant is handling the forfeiture aspects of the prosecution. 
The charges contained in the Indictment are merely accusations, and the defendant is presumed innocent unless and until proven guilty."
What a brazen and cunning thief. Now all the money he stole will not help in prison. What was he thinking that he would never get caught? Wheels of Justice turn slowly but they do catch up and when they do, it is like a ton of bricks on your heart.

PRISON: what to expect in Federal Bureau of Prisons (Prison series Book 1) by [Langner, David, David, Earl]

Tuesday, March 21, 2017

former Shomrim leader gets 32 months prison sentence

Aex Lichtenstein

According to the feds..."Joon H. Kim, the Acting United States Attorney for the Southern District of New York, announced that ALEX LICHTENSTEIN, a/k/a “Shaya,” was sentenced in Manhattan federal court today to 32 months in prison for bribery and conspiracy to commit bribery in connection with his payment of tens of thousands of dollars in cash bribes to New York City Police Department (“NYPD”) officers in exchange for the officers’ approval and expediting of gun licenses for LICHTENSTEIN’s paying clients. LICHTENSTEIN, who previously pled guilty, was sentenced today by the United States District Judge Sidney H. Stein.

Acting Manhattan U.S. Attorney Joon H. Kim said: “By engaging in an egregious scheme to trade cash for gun licenses, Alex Lichtenstein and his co-defendants in the New York City Police Department corrupted the sensitive process of evaluating gun license applications in New York City. Today’s sentence shows that individuals who so brazenly abuse the public’s trust in law enforcement – whether they are the officers receiving bribes or the citizens paying them – will be held to account for their crimes.”

As alleged in the Superseding Indictment against LICHTENSTEIN and established in connection with LICHTENSTEIN’s sentencing proceedings:

LICHTENSTEIN, who previously served as a leader in the Shomrim, a neighborhood patrol in Borough Park, Brooklyn, started a business in 2013 expediting gun license applications for clients. In return for a fee ranging from $10,000 to $16,000 per application, LICHTENSTEIN purportedly assisted his clients in navigating the gun licensing process within the NYPD. However, rather than provide legitimate services for his exorbitant fees, LICHTENSTEIN instead bribed two officers in the NYPD’s Licensing Division to ensure success for nearly all of his clients’ applications. In particular, LICHTENSTEIN paid co-defendant Sergeant David Villanueva of the Licensing Division between hundreds of dollars and $1,000 per application, and Villanueva in turn provided some of the bribe money to co-defendant Richard Ochetal, another NYPD officer in the Licensing Division who participated in the approval of applications submitted by LICHTENSTEIN’s clients. In exchange for this cash, as well as other perks such as liquor and limousine rides, Villanueva and Ochetal approved the gun license applications sought by LICHTENSTEIN’s clients without conducting the requisite diligence on his clients. As a result, Villanueva and Ochetal approved gun licenses for individuals with criminal histories, including at least one with a previous felony conviction, histories of domestic violence, and other factors that would otherwise have resulted in rejections by the Police Department. Villanueva and Ochetal also approved licenses for individuals to carry concealed guns for business-related reasons, when in fact such individuals had no legitimate basis on which to claim the need for such licenses. In total, LICHTENSTEIN made at least between $150,000 and $250,000 from his clients, a portion of which he remitted to Villanueva and Ochetal as bribes.

In April 2016, after having been banned by the Licensing Division due to rumors regarding his significant fees, LICHTENSTEIN attempted to bribe another police officer to help him get his clients’ applications reviewed by the Licensing Division and approved. In a recorded conversation, LICHTENSTEIN offered the NYPD officer $6,000 per application in exchange for the officer’s assistance with the Licensing Division. Rather than accept LICHTENSTEIN’s proposal, the officer reported this contact to the Police Department, ultimately leading to LICHTENSTEIN’s arrest.

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In addition to the prison term, LICHTENSTEIN, 45, of Pomona, New York, was sentenced to three years of supervised release and was ordered to forfeit $230,000."

Lichtenstein thought he would never get caught. The money got to his head but now he is crushed with his arrest and sentencing.  He probably felt like an ant before the judge. He should be thankful he only got 32 months . I hope he goes to Otisville since he is a religious Jew and he can observe Sabbaths in a nice atmosphere....If he is lucky, he would have to serve about 19 months and get 9 months halfway house. With good time,he can get 4 months off. If he got into RDAP drug program, you can shave another year off his time.

To see what he can expect in federal prison, go here....

PRISON: what to expect in Federal Bureau of Prisons (Prison series Book 1) by [Langner, David, David, Earl]


What do the first three verses in the Torah teach us? That there is life after death. First one alludes to child birth, second one is darkness of death and the third is the light of the resurrection.

To read more about Bible codes, go here....
Code of the Heart: Gematria as a Bible Decoder (Bible Code Series Book 3) by [David, Earl, Langner, David] 

Sunday, March 19, 2017

is there paradise after death?

Har Menuchos cemetery, Jerusalem,Israel

In the Jewish faith, we believe that after we die, we go to either paradise, gan eden , or hell, gehinom. Is there mathematical proof for this? Based on my studies of numerology - Gematria, the answer is yes.

There is a phrase,  Hashem Elokim Emes, or God is true. This equals 553, by adding up all of the letters that comprise this phrase. When you find another phrase with the same number , there is a meaningful connection. Other two phrases are umedinah shel gehinnom, or, and the place of hell, and Le'asid levo, or in the future time, (a phrase for the next world). Hence we see God associates truth with those two phrases.

Yesterday, I was reading a dvar Torah by Rabbi Mordechai Kriger, called Chasdei Hashem, and he mentions that the phrase in Genesis at 3:19, where it says, v'el afar tashuv, and to earth you shall return, is really an allusion to paradise. I said to myself, how can this be? Is this guy crazy?  Man is just cursed and now he is going to paradise? The Rabbi points out that the phrase should have said tickach, take back. By saying tashuv, it is really referring to repentance and atonement. We know that death is an atonement. What really shocked me was what the phrase added up to and that was 1095. I looked up my notes and I found the phrase that chilled me, and that was b'gan eden tehei menuchasum , or in Paradise shall be their rest. This phrase is found in the Yizkor prayer. This teaches us that yes, there is life after death, and not only that, it is eternal paradise.

To read more of my findings, please read, Code of the Heart, and as always, thanks for stopping by,,,,


Thursday, March 16, 2017

Baseball Agent crossed the white line and gets convicted

According to the feds...."Yesterday afternoon a federal jury convicted two South Florida men for their participation in an alien smuggling ring that moved Cuban-born baseball players and their families to third countries and then the United States, without official authorization from the U.S. Government.
Benjamin G. Greenberg, Acting United States Attorney for the Southern District of Florida, George L. Piro, Special Agent in Charge, Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI), Miami Field Office, and Mark Selby, Special Agent in Charge, U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement’s Homeland Security Investigations (ICE-HSI), made the announcement.
Bartolo Hernandez, of Weston, and Julio Estrada, of Miami, were convicted at trial of conspiring to commit an offense against the United States, in violation of Title 18, United States Code, Section 371, and bringing an alien who has not received official authorization to the United States, in violation of Title 8, United States Code, Section 1324(a)(2)(B)(ii). Hernandez faces a mandatory minimum term of 3 years and a maximum term of 15 years’ imprisonment. Estrada faces a mandatory minimum term of 5 years and a maximum term of 35 years’ imprisonment. The defendants are scheduled to be sentenced by U.S. District Judge Kathleen M. Williams on July 11, 2017 at 10 a.m.
According to the court record, including evidence introduced during the six-week trial, Hernandez and Estrada conspired with a criminal organization involving boat captains, document forgers and illicit transporters to smuggle Cuban baseball players and those players’ family members out of Cuba into other countries, including Mexico, the Dominican Republic and Haiti, before then transporting them to the United States. To expedite obtaining permanent residency in these third countries, Hernandez and Estrada procured residency documents by falsifying employment information and bribing foreign officials. After obtaining the fraudulent foreign residency documents, Hernandez and Estrada submitted those documents to the United States Department of Treasury’s Office of Foreign Assets Control (OFAC). Those same fraudulent foreign residency documents were also provided to the United States Department of State, when the Cuban-born baseball players applied for visas to play baseball in the United States.
In some instances, Hernandez and Estrada refused to wait for licenses and visas and instead brought Cuban-born baseball players directly to the United States, without prior official authorization.
Hernandez conspired with alien smugglers to bring Cuban baseball player Leonys Martin Tapanes illegally into the United States across the Texas-Mexico border. Estrada brought Cuban baseball players Omar Luis and Alejandro Piloto into the United States from Haiti, through other countries, into Mexico and then met them after they unlawfully crossed into the United States. Estrada also illegally brought Cuban baseball players Dalier Hinojosa and Jose Abreu into the United States. Hinojosa and Abreu were provided fake passports with fraudulent visas to board flights from Port-au-Prince, Haiti to Miami International Airport by a conspirator of the defendants and were instructed to destroy evidence of those fake passports before arriving in the United States.
Mr. Greenberg commended the investigative efforts of the FBI and ICE-HSI. Mr. Greenberg also thanked the United States State Department and OFAC for their assistance. This case is being prosecuted by Assistant United States Attorneys Patrick Sullivan and H. Ron Davidson."

Obviously, somewhere he crossed the line and did not stop till the feds shut him down. One consolation is they do play baseball in prison, especially at Fort Dix. I am sure he will make a good coach but he will have to do it for free. To see what else he can expect, go here...

Sunday, March 12, 2017

Preet Bharara was fired from US Attorneys Office

Preet Bharara, former US Attorney, SDNY

I could not believe this story, especially when I heard it on Purim, the Jewish holiday when miracles happen upon us. This man jailed me, separated a father from his child for 3 and half years. How many thousands of families did he destroy in the name of justice?

Well anyways, time to move on....

I wrote a story about my time in federal prison, called, Prison What to Expect...please read it and support my family....

Wednesday, March 8, 2017

Long Island Business man gets 18 months prison sentence

According to the feds...."Preet Bharara, the United States Attorney for the Southern District of New York, announced that JOSEPH CICCARELLA was sentenced last Friday to 18 months in prison for evading taxes on over $1.6 million that he siphoned from construction-related companies he owned to use for personal purposes. Through the scheme, CICCARELLA evaded over $280,000 in personal income taxes owed to the Internal Revenue Service (“IRS”). CICCARELLA pled guilty on November 3, 2016, before United States District Judge Alvin K. Hellerstein, who imposed today’s sentence.

Manhattan U.S. Attorney Preet Bharara said: “Joseph Ciccarella used his companies and third party vendors as a means to funnel over $1.6 million for his own use without paying his proper share of taxes on that money. Ciccarella would issue checks from his companies claiming they were corporate expenses when in fact they were sham checks that would simply be cashed and be returned to him for his use. For his tax fraud scheme, Ciccrealla will now face 18 months in federal prison. We thank the IRS Criminal Investigation for the terrific work on this case.”

According to the allegations in the Information to which CICCARELLA pled guilty, other documents filed in Manhattan federal court, and statements made in court proceedings:

CICCARELLA was the owner of two New York companies involved in the heating, ventilation, and air conditioning business – BSI Consulting (“BSI”) and KMS Mechanical (“KMS”). During the period 2009-2012, CICCARELLA drew numerous checks on the bank accounts of BSI and KMS and made them payable to third party corporate entities, even though those third party companies performed no services for, and provided no goods to, CICCARELLA’s companies. Instead, CICCARELLA had entered into a corrupt arrangement with the owners of the payee companies that the checks he drew on the accounts of BSI and KMS would be cashed at check cashers in the New York metropolitan area and the cash returned to CICCARELLA, less a fee CICCARELLA paid to the third parties for cashing the checks.

Between 2009 and 2012, CICCARELLA siphoned over $1.6 million from BSI and KMS in this fashion, which monies he caused to be falsely listed on the books and tax returns of those companies as “cost of goods sold.” CICCARELLA did not pay taxes on the funds he siphoned from his companies even though he used those funds for personal purposes, such as to provide funding for a separate set of companies he owned, as well as to pay for personal expenses."

I assume money and greed got to Mr. Ciccarella'shis head, an Italian American. He must have felt like he was hit with  a ton of bricks when he got arrested but in the end of the day, 18 months of prison is a big break compared to what he could have potentially got, which is a lot more for the amount of taxes he evaded. 

He will probably end up in a camp, as long as his security level is low and that he has no record of violence.
To see what he can expect in Federal prison, go here....   

PRISON: what to expect in Federal Bureau of Prisons (Prison series Book 1) by [Langner, David, David, Earl]

Tuesday, March 7, 2017

Gotterup gets 15 years in the slammer for Fraud

David Gotterup
According to the feds," BROOKLYN, NY – Earlier today, David Gotterup was sentenced at the federal courthouse in Brooklyn, New York, to 15 years in prison for leading a loan modification scheme that defrauded distressed homeowners. Gotterup pleaded guilty on June 16, 2016, to conspiring to commit wire, mail and bank fraud. In addition, as part of the sentence, the Court ordered Gotterup to pay $2,500,050 in forfeiture.[1]
The sentence was announced by Robert L. Capers, United States Attorney for the Eastern District of New York; William F. Sweeney, Jr., Assistant Director-in-Charge, Federal Bureau of Investigation, New York Field Office (FBI); David Montoya, Inspector General, U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD); and Christy Goldsmith Romero, Special Inspector General for the Troubled Asset Relief Program (SIGTARP).
According to public filings, from 2008 to 2012, Gotterup and his co-conspirators made a series of false promises to convince more than a thousand distressed homeowners seeking relief through government mortgage modification programs to pay thousands of dollars each in advance fees to numerous companies owned or controlled by Gotterup, including Express Modifications, Express Home Solutions, True Credit Empire, LLC, Green Group Today, Inc., The Green Law Group, Inc., and JG Group. Among other things, Gotterup directed telemarketers and salespeople to lie to distressed homeowner victims by telling them that they were “preapproved” for loan modifications and that they were retaining a “law firm” and an “attorney” who would complete their mortgage relief applications and negotiate with the banks to modify the terms of their mortgages. Contrary to these representations, Gotterup and his co-conspirators did little or no work in connection with these fraudulently induced advanced fees. Gotterup was arrested in October 2015 and has been incarcerated since then.

In announcing the sentence, Mr. Capers extended his appreciation to the agencies that led the government’s investigation and thanked the U.S. Small Business Administration and the Staten Island District Attorney’s Office for its assistance in the case."

I think the sentence was harsh for the amount he stole. I figured he would get 5 to 10 years and especially, based on what happened to him with all of the mental trauma as a youth when his father was killed  in a gangland murder, according to news sources.. Sometimes Judges are lacking mercy. He is right now in the warehouse known as MDC Brooklyn. He will be transferred now that he is sentenced. 

To see what he can expect in federal prison, go here.... 

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PRISON: what to expect in Federal Bureau of Prisons (Prison series Book 1) by [Langner, David, David, Earl]

Monday, March 6, 2017

Rehab Clinic owner gets 63 months in the Clink....

According to the feds...."The operator of rehabilitation clinic in Walnut was sentenced today to 63 months in prison for his role in a $3.4 million Medicare fraud scheme that involved billing for occupational therapy services that were not medically necessary and not provided.
          Simon Hong, 55, of Brea, was sentenced by U.S. District Judge George H. Wu, who also ordered the defendant to pay $2,407,857 in restitution. Hong pleaded guilty on December 15 to one count of conspiracy to commit health care fraud.
          Acting Assistant Attorney General Kenneth A. Blanco of the Justice Department’s Criminal Division, United States Attorney Eileen M. Decker and Special Agent in Charge Christian J. Schrank of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services’ Office of Inspector General’s (HHS-OIG) Los Angeles Regional Office made the announcement.
          “This defendant has now been convicted and sentenced to federal prison in two separate schemes that cost taxpayers millions of dollars,” said United States Attorney Decker. “This type of fraudulent conduct is a burden on the entire health care system, drives up costs for patients and compromises the delivery of services to people who legitimately need care.”
          In addition to today’s sentence, Hong was sentenced in January to over 10 years in prison in a separate case. The 63-month sentence imposed today by Judge Wu will run concurrently to the sentence imposed by Judge Carter.
          As part of the guilty plea that led to today’s sentencing, Hong admitted that he owned JH Physical Therapy Inc., an occupational therapy clinic in Walnut, but hid his ownership in the name of a “straw”or nominee owner in an effort to execute and conceal the fraudulent scheme. Hong admitted that as part of the scheme, he billed Medicare for occupational therapy services when no such services were provided to the Medicare beneficiaries. Instead, the Medicare beneficiaries received acupuncture and massage services, which were not reimbursable by Medicare. Hong further admitted that he directed co-conspirator therapists to falsify medical records to make it appear as if the services billed had been actually provided and funneled 87 percent of the proceeds from Medicare to himself.
          Through this scheme, Hong admitted that he and his co-conspirators billed Medicare approximately $3,454,485 from October 2009 until December 2012 in false claims and received approximately $2,407,857.
          Hong was charged by indictment on June 16, 2016, along with Grace Hong, 51, of Brea, and Keith Canlapan, 38, of West Covina. Canlapan pleaded guilty to one count of conspiring to commit health care fraud, and Grace Hong is scheduled for trial March 21. An indictment is merely an allegation and all defendants are presumed innocent unless and until proven guilty beyond a reasonable doubt in a court of law. "

Its dangerous when you make the federal government your piggy bank, it comes back to bite you.
I met an Armenian guy in prison who got 120 months for fake billing. Nice guy though.
To see what is doing in federal prison , go here,...

Illinois Lawyer Pleads guilty in Sham lawsuits

former Lawyer John Steele, 

According to the feds...."An Illinois attorney pleaded guilty today for his role in a multi-million dollar scheme to fraudulently obtain payments to settle sham copyright infringement lawsuits by lying to state and federal courts throughout the country.  
Acting Assistant Attorney General Kenneth A. Blanco of the Department of Justice’s Criminal Division, U.S. Attorney Andrew M. Luger of the District of Minnesota, Chief Richard Weber of the Internal Revenue Service-Criminal Investigation (IRS-CI) and Special Agent in Charge Richard T. Thornton of the FBI’s Minneapolis Division made the announcement.
John L. Steele, 45, currently residing in Pennsylvania, pleaded guilty to conspiracy to commit mail fraud and wire fraud and conspiracy to commit money laundering before U.S. District Judge Joan N. Ericksen of the District of Minnesota.  Sentencing has not yet been scheduled. 
According to Steele’s admissions in the plea, between 2011 and 2014, Steele and co-defendant Paul Hansmeier, both practicing lawyers, executed a scheme to fraudulently obtain more than $6 million by threatening copyright lawsuits against individuals who supposedly downloaded pornographic movies from file-sharing websites.  Steele admitted that he and Hansmeier created a series of sham entities to obtain copyrights to pornographic movies – some of which they filmed themselves – and then uploaded those movies to file-sharing websites like “The Pirate Bay” in order to lure people to download the movies.  Steele and Hansmeier then filed bogus copyright infringement lawsuits that concealed their role in distributing the movies, as well as their personal stake in the outcome of the litigation.  After fraudulently inducing courts into giving him and co-defendants the power to subpoena Internet service providers and thereby identify the subscriber who controlled the IP address used to download the movie, Steele and Hansmeier used extortionate tactics such as letters and phone calls to threaten victims with enormous financial penalties and public embarrassment unless they agreed to pay a $3,000 settlement fee.
To distance themselves from the specious lawsuits and any potential fallout, Steele admitted that he and co-defendants created and used Prenda Law, among other firms, to pursue their claims.  
According to the plea, after various courts began to restrict the defendant’s ability to sue multiple individuals in the same copyright lawsuit, the defendant changed his tactics and began filing lawsuits falsely alleging that computer systems belonging to their sham clients had been hacked.  To facilitate their phony “hacking” lawsuits, Steele and Hansmeier recruited “ruse defendants,” who had been caught downloading pornography from a file-sharing website, to be sued in exchange for Steele and Hansmeier waiving their settlement fees while pursuing claims against their supposed “co-conspirators.”
According to the plea agreement, as courts began to uncover the defendant’s unscrupulous litigation tactics, judges began denying the defendant’s requests to subpoena ISPs, dismissing lawsuits, accusing Steele and co-defendants of deceptive and fraudulent behavior and imposing sanctions against the Steele and his associates.  For example, on May 6, 2013, the U.S. District Court for the Central District of California issued an order imposing sanctions against the defendant.  In total, the Steele and co-defendants obtained approximately $6 million from the fraudulent copyright lawsuits.
Paul R. Hansmeier, of St. Paul, Minnesota, was charged as a co-defendant in an indictment filed on Dec. 16, 2016.  The charges contained in the indictment against him are merely accusations, and he is presumed innocent unless and until proven guilty."
What was the lawyer thinking, that he would never get caught? Obviously , his money he unlawfully obtained made him bolder and bolder until he got arrested and it hit him like a ton of bricks. To see what he can expect in Federal Prison, if he ends up in federal prison,  go here....
PRISON: what to expect in Federal Bureau of Prisons (Prison series Book 1) by [Langner, David, David, Earl]

Sunday, March 5, 2017

Perfect Match, find your soulmate through numerology

Perfect Match: find your soulmate through numerology (Gematria) by [Langner, David]

In this essay, I write about combination of names and it how it affects the relationship.

If  you are a good match or bad match....Try it and see for yourself. I give each one personal attention they deserve.

Saturday, March 4, 2017

A connection between the resurrection of the dead and Psalm 92

The Rabbis say there will be resurrection of the dead, in fact, we say it every day, in the 18 blessing prayer of the Amidah, or silent prayer. It says, umekayeim emunaso lisheinei afar, and is faithful to those who sleep in the dust. This phrase equals 1449. another phrase with same number can be found in Psalm 92:3, where it says, lehagid baboker chasdeicha, ve'emunascha baleilos, or to talk about your kindness in the morning and your faith in the nights. Artscroll says it refers to redemption, but I say it refers to resurrection of the dead based on my finding.

To read more about my insights into the resurrection, go here and thanks for stopping by....

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Real Estate Agent gets 27 months for mortgage fraud

According to the feds..".U.S. District Judge James K. Bredar sentenced Michael Gerard Camphor, age 60, of Baltimore, to 27 months in prison, followed by three years of supervised release on charges arising from the fraudulent purchase of four properties in Baltimore, using fraudulent loan documentation and straw purchasers, resulting in losses of over $735,000. At the sentencing on February 28, 2016, Judge Bredar also ordered Camphor to pay restitution of $735,363.47 and to forfeit $962,274.95.

The sentence was announced by United States Attorney for the District of Maryland Rod J. Rosenstein; Special Agent in Charge Gordon B. Johnson of the Federal Bureau of Investigation, Baltimore Field Office; Special Agent in Charge Bertrand Nelson of the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development Office of Inspector General; and Special Agent in Charge Brian Murphy of the United States Secret Service - Baltimore Field Office.

According to Camphor’s plea agreement and other court documents, since 2002, co-conspirator Andreas Tamaris purchased, renovated, and then resold distressed row houses in Baltimore City, primarily in the Highlandtown neighborhood. Camphor had worked as a real estate agent for a company and also operated a real estate consulting business called Ron Gerard LLC, a/k/a Ron Gerard & Associates.

From approximately February 2008 to July 2009, Camphor and his co-conspirators, including Cecil Chester, found buyers for Tamaris’ properties and for other property owners. They sought potential buyers who were inexperienced with residential real estate transactions. Camphor and his co-conspirators advised these “straw purchasers,” who lacked the funds needed to pay the down payment and closing costs, that they didn’t need to contribute these funds to buy the properties. Because the straw purchasers also lacked the earnings to keep up the mortgage payments, the conspirators typically promised that they would place tenants in the properties whose rent payments would cover the monthly mortgage payments after the transactions closed. The conspirators promised to collect the rent and make the mortgage payments.

The government contended at sentencing that Camphor and his co-conspirators set the purchase price for the properties to exceed their actual fair market value, thereby generating excess proceeds from the transactions from which they could profit. The conspirators provided false information about the straw purchasers’ employment, income and financial assets to the mortgage loan brokers to enable the straw purchasers to qualify for home mortgage loans. The conspirators falsely indicated to the mortgage loan brokers that the straw purchasers each intended to use the property as their primary residence following the purchase. Tamaris and other individuals supplied the funds needed for the down payment and closing costs on each of the transactions, and were in turn reimbursed from the loan proceeds at settlement.

One of the conspirators brought the straw purchaser to the closing and then caused the straw purchaser to falsely sign certifications in the closing documents affirming that the property was to be used as the primary residence, and that no portion of the down payment and closing costs were borrowed. Following the settlement on each transaction in which they participated, Camphor and his co-conspirators received substantial payments drawn from the proceeds of the loan. Few, if any, payments were made towards the mortgages.

Camphor was integrally involved in the fraud scheme by which four of the properties handled by the conspirators were sold and financed: 126 S. Curley Street; 1720 W. Pratt Street; 322 S. Robinson Street; and 8020 Gough Street, all located in Baltimore. All four properties went into foreclosure, resulting in a loss of at least $735,000.

Camphor has agreed to forfeit property retained or obtained as a result of the fraudulent conspiracy, including 1619 W. Baltimore Street; 2040 Linden Avenue, Unit A, and 1610 N. Smallwood Street, all located in Baltimore.

Cecil Sylvester Chester, age 70, of Mitchellville, Maryland previously pleaded guilty to the same charges and was sentenced to two years in prison and was ordered to pay restitution of at least $1.483 million.

In related proceedings, Andreas E. Tamaris, age 46, of Bel Air, Maryland, Christopher A. Kwegan, age 59, of Randallstown, Maryland, and Alexander Sivels, II, age 32, of Baltimore, previously pleaded guilty to their roles in this, or related mortgage fraud schemes. Tamaris was sentenced to 15 months in prison and was ordered to pay $1,229,206.28 in restitution. Sivels and Kwegan were each sentenced to 27 months in prison. Judge Bredar ordered Sivels to pay restitution of $1,317,314.35, and ordered Kwegan to pay restitution of $530,641.27."

What was this person thinking , that he would never get caught? Obviously not. To see what he can expect go here and thanks for stopping by...

Bonding with God connects to the Moon

We say that the Shechinah is represented by the moon. Gematria confirms this statement, It says at
1 Samuel Chapter 25, verse 29, tserurah betsror hachayim, es Hashem Elokeicha, or bound with the bond of life, Hashem your God. The Gematria of this verse is 1565. Another verse with the same number can be found at the song Keil Adon, where it says, ra'ah vehiskin tsuras halevana, or he saw and formed the shape of the moon.  

This teaches us the connection between the moon and the Shecihnah, or God's dwelling,

To read more about my findings based on Gematria, read Code of the Heart....

Thursday, March 2, 2017

Letter I emailed to State Senator Valesky

Greetings Senator Valesky:

I read online about a bill that you and others proposed about cameras on the outside of school buses. However, there needs to be cameras inside buses that transport autistic children. 

Why am I asking for this? Because my five year old son is autistic and he travels every day to Shema Koleinu school on a bus, operated by LM bus company and for some unknown reason, he recently started fighting not to go on the bus.

My son is an extremely sensitive boy. Something triggered his reaction to protest going on the bus. 

I cannot say what happened on the bus since my son does not speak. Did the attendant and or bus driver physically or mentally abuse my son? We will never have the answer since he does not speak.

I am outraged that there are no cameras on those buses.  I do plan to take legal action. 

Can you please pass a law, for the safety and security of our most vulnerable children, that cameras be installed inside school buses.


Earl S. David

Wednesday, March 1, 2017

This is what goes on in the White House,

Lee Robert Moore
The White House became the sexting house in this story 

I always wondered about life in the White House and how serious and important the job is. Well, after reading the story in the NY Daily News, life is not so rosy in the White House, but downright sickening...See story here...

A former secret service agent was fired for sexting minors while working in the White House during the Obama Administration. The story says he is facing life in prison. I think that is a little too harsh as we are all human and make mistakes.

To see what he can expect in federal prison , go here...

Glaring safety issued for Autistic Youth in New York Sate

I am sure you are not aware , but there is a glaring safety and security issue for autistic children in New York State .

How come there are no cameras on buses carrying our most vulnerable citizens ?

For a year my son had no issues with lm bus company , now for some unknown reason , he fights not to go on the bus .

I already filed a complaint with the city transportation dept but please do the right , moral and honorable legislation to make sure there are cameras on buses that take autistic children . I do not want to hear my son was abused but I will never know the truth because cameras , a basic security tool, is not on the bus . The school he attends, shema koleinu , has cameras in every room , there is no reason why there are no cameras on the school bus . This is outrageous .

Corrections officer, inmates and others busted on contraband smuggling

According to the feds..."SAN DIEGO – Eleven people, including a former Corrections Officer at Richard J. Donovan (“RJD”) Correctional Facility, are charged in federal court as members of a network that smuggled methamphetamine, heroin, marijuana and cellular telephones into the prison.

The key defendant, Anibal Navarro, the former Corrections Officer at RJD, was arrested by FBI Agents and officials from the California Department of Corrections and Rehabilitations-Office of Internal Affairs on June 26, 2016 as he attempted to smuggle heroin, methamphetamine and cellular telephones into the prison.

Ten additional individuals, including inmates and their associates on the outside, were indicted by a federal grand jury on charges that they conspired with Navarro to smuggle drugs and cellular telephones into the prison. Navarro was released on bond.

Four defendants were arrested today in Los Angeles; six are already in custody in California state prisons.

According to the indictment, Martin Gomez, while an inmate at RJD in 2014, recruited Navarro to smuggle contraband into the prison. After Gomez was moved to another California state prison, he continued to coordinate and supervise the operation by conducting conference calls with Sylvia Gonzales, Gomez’s associate outside the prison, Navarro and others. During these calls, the conspirators arranged for narcotics, cellular telephones and cash to be delivered to Navarro at various locations in Southern California.

In addition to Gonzales, the smuggling operation was also aided by others outside the prison, including Everaldo Santana, Norma Alvardo-Medina and Vanessa Jackson, according to allegations in the indictment. These individuals provided Navarro with the narcotics and cellular telephones to smuggle into the prison. return, Navarro was paid between $1,000 and $2,000 each time he smuggled contraband into the prison. According to the dictment, this smuggling operation began in April 2014 and lasted nearly two years until it was dismantled in June 2016 with Navarro’s arrest.

The indictment alleges that after the contraband was smuggled into the prison, RJD inmates Agustin Aceves, Juan Gutierrez, John Price, Jeremy Gaither and Hugo Alvarado received and distributed the narcotics and cellular telephones to other inmates. The phones were used to coordinate criminal activity both inside and outside the facility.

Deputy United States Attorney Mark Conover said, “Corrections officers play a critical role in protecting the public from some of the most dangerous criminals. By placing greed above his duty, former Officer Navarro compromised the security of the public and enabled violent felons to continue committing crimes within the prison walls. We will continue to aggressively investigate and prosecute every individual involved in these criminal activities.”

FBI Special Agent Eric S. Birnbaum said, “The FBI is responsible for investigating corruption involving government officials and their entire criminal networks. Today’s arrests are an example of how our investigators work with our law enforcement and corrections partners to reveal the individuals fulfilling each role of the criminal network that affect the safety and security of our correctional facilities.”

If you think this is a random and rare occurrence, you are clearly wrong. Smuggling is the nature of all prisons and no corrections officer is immune from the temptation of money. All must be on guard. I witnessed contraband in every single institution I was in.

To read my story, go here....

PRISON: what to expect in Federal Bureau of Prisons (Prison series Book 1) by [Langner, David, David, Earl]