ARS NATIONAL SERVICES-VIOLATION OF FAIR DEBT COLLECTION PRACTICES ACT-INVESTIGATION

Our Law Firm is currently investigating violations of the Fair Debt Collection Practices Act by ARS National Services in Escondido, California.  Specifically, calls made by ARS to family members and third parties attempting to reach the alleged debtor without proper disclosures and in violation of the provisions of FDCPA.

If you are a victim of such acts by ARS, please contact Ms. Lerman at clerman@lermanfirm.com to discuss participating as a class representative for a potential class action suit against ARS.  Our firm already has one class representative but we are seeking other representatives for subclasses.  Thank you.

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EPHREN TAYLOR VICTIM OVERCOMES EVIL WITH GOOD

Darrilyn Bryant-Hudson is a survivor-and a fighter for good!  Ms. Hudson, a client of the Lerman Law Firm, is one of hundreds of victims of the Ephren Taylor Ponzi Schemes that targeted Christian African-Americans and resulted in many of his victims, like Hudson, losing their life savings. But Ms. Hudson has never let adversity define her. This Christmas season, as she has many others,  Hudson and her family collected money, purchased toiletries and other goods for the homeless in Miami and passed them out at
Christmas time. 

The LERMAN LAW  FIRM HONORS MS. DARRILYN BRYANT- HUDSON FOR HER NEVER ENDING SELFLESSNESS, COMPASSION AND LEADERSHIP IN HELPING THE HOMELESS IN  OUR COMMUNITY DESPITE HER OWN MISFORTUNES.  

THE EPHREN TAYLOR VICTIMS HAVE NEVER LET TAYLOR’S EVIL DEEDS CHANGE THEIR PERSPECTIVE ON LIFE-INCLUDING HELPING OTHERS.   “DO NOT BE OVERCOME BY EVIL, BUT OVERCOME EVIL WITH GOOD.”  ROMANS 12:21; THAT HAS ALWAYS  BEEN OUR MANTRA AND DARRILYN LIVES THAT MANTRA EVERY DAY. 

MAY GOD BLESS DARRILYN AND ALL OF THE EPHREN TAYLOR VICTIMS RICHLY IN THIS NEW YEAR! 

DARRILYN, THANK YOU FOR PERMITTING ME TO SHARE THIS WITH THE WORLD, I AM PROUD TO CALL YOU MY CLIENT AND MY FRIEND.  LOVE, CATHY

 

 

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ATTENTION BAE VICTIMS-JUST IN-TERRANCE BROWN WAS CAPTURED AND ARRESTED BY SANTA CLARA DA’S OFFICE

Thanks to all of you for providing us with tips, information and getting the word out about Brown.  He was found and arrested yesterday by the Santa Clara DA Investigator’s Office! Another criminal off the street!!!   Congratulations to Invesitgator Santiago Trejo, You are my hero!  Thank you!!!!

 

Have a wonderful Thanksgiving!  Cathy

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ATTENTION VICTIMS OF KABAJOUZIAN AND BROWN-BAY AREA EQUITY

Just wanted to provide an update. Many, many people have contacted me.  Victims, witnesses and others who just want to help.  We have been able to provide a lot of new information to the Santa Clara DA’s office to assist in their criminal investigation.

To All of the Victims-YOU ARE NOT ALONE.  THERE ARE MANY, MANY PEOPLE TRYING TO ASSIST BOTH THE SANTA CLARA DISTRICT ATTORNEY AND OUR LEGAL TEAM IN PURSUING JUSTICE ON YOUR BEHALF.  PLEASE KEEP THE FAITH!

 

WE ARE ALL WORKING TOGETHER TO MAKE SURE THAT KABAJOUZIAN AND BROWN PAY FOR THEIR CRIMES  (AND ANYONE WHO ASSISTED THEM) AND THAT YOU OBTAIN REDRESS FOR YOUR DAMAGES   I WILL BE PROVIDING UPDATES AS WE PROCEED.   REGARDS, CATHY

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ATTENTION BAY AREA EQUITY GROUP INVESTORS-VICTIMS OF ANTO KABAJOUZIAN AND TERRANCE BROWN

FIRST OF ALL, A BIG, BIG THANK YOU TO SANTA CLARA CRIMINAL INVESTIGATOR SANTIAGO TREJO AND DEPUTY DISTRICT ATTORNEY KATHARINA WELLS ON THE INDICTMENT OF KABAJOUZIAN AND BROWN!  ON BEHALF OF THEIR VICTIMS, WE THANK YOU!

ATTENTION VICTIMS OF KABAJOUZIAN AND BROWN AND THOSE WHO HAVE INFORMATION THAT WILL HELP IN THEIR PROSECUTION;  PLEASE CALL  THE SANTA CLARA DISTRICT ATTORNEY HOTLINE THAT HAS BEEN SPECIALLY SET UP FOR THESE CRIMES AT  855-350-7232.

IF YOU ARE A VICTIM OF BAE, KABAJOUZIAN OR BROWN, PLEASE READ BELOW:

http://www.pleasanton.com/story/Two-Men-Charged-With-Bilking-3.5M-From-Clients-In-Real-Estate-Scam/1990583.

 

Two Men Charged With Bilking $3.5M From Clients In Real Estate Scam

SAN JOSE (BCN)The Santa Clara County District Attorney’s Office has charged two people with running a real estate scam in Campbell and two alleged victims have filed a $100 million federal civil racketeering suit against them.Terrance Brown and Antranik Kabajouzian are charged with grand theft and securities fraud in an alleged scheme that bilked 25 victims out of $3.5 million, Deputy District Attorney Katharina Wells.Kabajouzian, 35, was arrested on Oct. 22 and held on $3.5 million bail, but Brown, 48, is still at large and prosecutors have issued a warrant, also for $3.5 million, for his arrest, Wells said.The two were co-founders of the Bay Area Equity Group, located in the Pruneyard Tower high rise in Campbell, Wells said.They used the firm to induce people to buy real estate outside of California, mostly dilapidated homes in Detroit, using their clients’ money, Wells said.The homes were then to be rented with their clients guaranteed a 15 percent return on their investment but many of the homes were empty, dilapidated, uninhabitable and never rented, Wells said.The titles to some of the homes sold to investors were not transferred and Brown and Kabajouzian allegedly sold some of the homes simultaneously to various investors, according to Wells.

On July 17, two of the victims in the alleged scam who contacted prosecutors, Lawrence Brooks and Darlene Leong, filed a $100 million lawsuit in U.S. District Court in San Jose against Brown, Kabajouzian and three other people under the 1961 civil Racketeering (RICO) Act, according to the suit.

The other defendants include Lisa Nava, Adrienne Roche and Derek Schneider, according to the suit.

Brooks alleged that he first met with Schneider during a presentation about the equity group at a business luncheon at the Buca Di Beppo restaurant in Campbell on March 16, 2011.

He later met personally with Schneider who allegedly told him that the group offered “turn-key investments in rental properties with guaranteed rents,” according to the suit.

In April 2011, Brooks said in the suit that he and Leong met with Kabajouzian, who told them the company had “fully refurbished” rental properties in Detroit and that had been “thoroughly researched, refurbished, and currently had rent-paying tenants.”

Kabajouzian also claimed that Brooks and Leong, if they invested and bought the homes, would receive a return of at least 15 percent and that the firm’s rental protection plan covered the rent if a tenant failed to pay it.

The equity group’s website also advertised “guaranteed rents” and promised to reimburse unpaid rents, according to the suit.

Based on the representations, Brooks and Leong claimed they bought three Detroit homes for $27,995, $25,995 and $23,995 while Kabajouzian and the company assured them the homes were refurbished and had tenants paying rent.

Kabajouzian then convinced Brooks to transfer about $220,000 from a traditional individual retirement account to a self-directed IRA that would make it easier for them to buy other homes from the equity group.

Brooks transferred the money on January 24, 2012, and that day bought four other homes for a total of $210,000, but by February 2012, the equity group had failed to make the rent payments, the suit alleged.

More than a year later in May 2013, after the plaintiffs learned that some of the homes had been vandalized and some property taxes had not been paid, Brown told Brooks he was “sorry” and would make sure the taxes were paid up, but never did, Brooks alleged.

Later that month, the group sent a letter to Brooks terminating him and Leong as clients, ending their agreements and referring them to a different property management company, according to the suit.

“Plaintiffs allege that defendants are involved in a ponzi scheme wherein investors are guaranteed unusually high returns and the fraudsters use the investors’ own money to repay them or they use other investors’ money to pay other investors whose returns are due,” according to the suit.

But Kabajouzian’s San Mateo-based civil attorney Rod Tanner claimed that it was Brown, who he said was once a prominent local certified public accountant and a former accounting professor at De Anza College, not his client, who cheated the investors.

“Brown used my client’s company as an instrument for defrauding these people,” Tanner said.

At most, Kabajouzian might be liable for breach of contract and owes four clients, including Brooks and Leong, less than $100,000 which he has been trying to repay, Tanner said.

I am confident that I can defeat all of the civil claims,” Tanner said.

Kabajouzian is being held at the Elmwood Correctional Complex in Milpitas and has been told by his criminal lawyer that the district attorney’s case against him is “nonsense” and that he would beat it, Tanner said.

 

ATTENTION BAE VICTIMS-IF YOU ARE A VICTIM OF BAY AREA EQUITY GROUP, KABAJOUZIAN OR BROWN AND YOU ARE IN CIVIL LITIGATION WITH THEM, THE LERMAN LAW FIRM WILL BE HAPPY TO PROVIDE YOUR ATTORNEY WITH ANY INFORMATION WE HAVE FROM OUR INVESTIGATION OF THESE DEFENDANTS THAT WILL ASSIST IN THE PURSUIT OF YOUR CIVIL CASE AGAINST BAE, KABAJOUZIAN OR BROWN.

JUST HAVE YOUR ATTORNEY CONTACT CATHY LERMAN AT CLERMAN@LERMANFIRM.COM OR 954-332-1143.  AND GOOD LUCK TO ALL OF YOU, I AM CONFIDENT MR. TANNER IS BLUFFING. LET’S CALL HIS BLUFF.  REGARDS, CATHY

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IF YOU INVESTED WITH BAY AREA EQUITY GROUP OR THROUGH BAY AREA SELF DIRECT PLEASE READ THIS

ANTRANIK KABAJOUZIAN HAS BEEN ARRESTED.  IF YOU PURCHASED PROPERTY FROM ANY OF HIS  COMPANIES PLEASE CONTACT CATHY LERMAN VIA EMAIL AT CLERMAN@LERMANFIRM.COM OR AT THE OFFICE AT 954-332-1143 FOR MORE INFORMATION ON A CLASS ACTION SUIT AGAINST HIM AND OTHERS WHO ASSISTED HIM IN THIS PONZI SCHEME ARISING FROM THESE FRAUDULENT REAL ESTATE SALES..

 

IF YOU ARE A WITNESS AND HAVE INFORMATION ON THE BAE PONZI SCHEMES, ALSO CONTACT MS. LERMAN VIA EMAIL OR PHONE.  THANK YOU.

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ATLANTA JOURNAL CONSTITUTION REPORTS CRIMINAL INVESTIGATION ON EPHREN TAYLOR

http://www.ajc.com/news/news/breaking-news/prosecutors-launch-criminal-investigation-into-sus/nbZLX/

 

This is the link to the story.  Let’s hope Ephren finds a lot of the “peace” he is seeking in a jail cell for the next 20 years.  Regards, Cathy

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OUR PRAYERS HAVE BEEN ANSWERED-EPHREN TAYLOR UNDER CRIMINAL INVESTIGATION

John Horn of the U.S. Attorney’s Office in Atlanta has announced that prosecutors are “actively pursuing” a criminal investigation against Ephren Taylor.  We can only hope that Meshelle is also included in that investigation since she participated in Ephren’s schemes. 

TO ALL OF MY CLIENTS WHO ARE VICTIMS OF EPHREN TAYLOR:

I know you have suffered tremendously over the last several years at the hands of this con artist.  Many of you have suffered health crises, divorces, foreclosures and a myriad of other problems as a result of the theft of your life savings. Many of you are senior citizens and this devastating loss has ruined your golden years

A lot of you have questioned your faith, your church and your God because of Ephren’s evil that targeted  people of faith.  I hope and pray that you have not and will not let this destroy your faith.  There are many, many people out there who have been and still are trying to help you.  There are many more that will come forward now.  When we started this journey, we looked to the word of God for strength and comfort.  It is so appropriate that on a Sunday morning, the Lord’s Day, we would receive this news.

So as we now start this journey towards Ephren’s indictment, prosecution and trial, I remind you of our mantra:

DO NOT BE OVERCOME WITH EVIL BUT OVERCOME  EVIL WITH GOOD!  ROMANS 12:21

I will be posting updates as this progresses so check my Blog for information. Please pray for the investigators and prosecutors who are leading this investigation.  We owe them a debt of gratitude for taking this on.  But know this, our prayers have been answered.  Ephren will finally be criminally investigated for what he has done to all of you.  I am confident he will be indicted and convicted.  The evidence of his evil deeds is overwhelming. 

KEEP THE FAITH!  LOVE TO ALL, CATHY

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EPHREN TAYLOR VICTIMS and WHISTLEBLOWERS-PLEASE READ AND FORWARD INFO TO OTHER VICTIMS

On Monday, there will be an announcement concerning Ephren Taylor.  Please check my Blog as I will post it as soon as it becomes available.  If you have information on Taylor’s Ponzi scheme or anyone who helped him with the scheme, please contact me at 954-332-1143 or clerman@lermanfirm.com.  Our law firm along with the rest of the legal team will be suing those entities, such as Equity Trust Company, that facilitated Taylor’s fraudulent investment schemes. If you have information that would assist us in these cases, please contact us immediately.

A Big Thank You to everyone who has come forward and provided us with information on Taylor and Equity Trust Company.

PLEASE NOTE THAT WE HAVE INFORMATION THAT EPHREN AND MESHELLE TAYLOR HAVE INITIATED OTHER SCHEMES POSSIBLY INVOLVING IDENTITY THEFT AND CREDIT CARD FRAUD IN NEW YORK AND KANSAS. IF YOU HAVE INFORMATION ON THESE CURRENT SCHEMES THAT THE TAYLORS ARE INVOLVED IN, PLEASE REPORT THIS TO THE FBI IMMEDIATELY OR YOU MAY PROVIDE THIS INFORMATION TO MY OFFICE AND I WILL MAKE SURE THAT IT IS REPORTED TO LAW ENFORCEMENT.

May God Bless All of the Taylors’ Victims, Both New and Old ! 

And May God Put An End To This Decade Long Trail of Evil!              Love to all, Cathy

 

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Jesse Jackson, Sr. -The Victims of Ephren Taylor Need Your Help

 

 

JESSE JACKSON, SR.-Do you remember when?

City Capital CEO Ephren W. Taylor II Featured Panelist For 2007 Wall Street Economic Summit

City Capital Corporation CEO Ephren W. Taylor II served as guest panelist for the 10th Annual Wall Street Project Economic Summit.  Over 4000 registrants and attendees were estimated to be in attendance including dozens of national business and political leaders.

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New York, NY (PRWEB) January 12, 2007

(OTCBB: CCCN) — City Capital Corporation CEO Ephren W. Taylor II served as guest panelist for the 10th Annual Wall Street Project Economic Summit.  Over 4000 registrants and attendees were estimated to be present at this year’s event, the largest of its kind.  The event spanned four days of presentations, roundtables and strategy sessions featuring dozens of national business and political leaders.

Mr. Taylor was asked specifically to discuss what individuals and community leaders can do to economically empower individuals to succeed in America’s urban communities.  Mr. Taylor commented, “Our entire company is focused on empowering local communities as a business model. We have proven it is possible to build for-profit businesses that are economically-sound and socially-conscious — that give back to local communities.  Instead of looking outside our communities for assistance, we need to tap the incredible talent, resources and money within our urban communities and make positive changes ourselves.”

City Capital recently signed a $50,000,000 equity line agreement with Rochester-based Lucien Group, to accelerate its community investment programs, and create affordable homes for working-class families. City Capital is engaged in leveraging investments, holdings and other assets to build value for investors and shareholders, while creating positive change in communities nationwide.

Jessie Jackson, Sr., President and Founder of Rainbow PUSH, challenged the panel and Summit attendees to specifically address strategic connectivity and entrepreneurship for economic growth.  Other panelists included Ryan Scott, Co-Founder and Director, Economic Development for IMPACT; Jeff Johnson, 33, CEO, Truth is Power and BET Host & Producer; and New York Times Best-Selling Author & CEO Omar Tyree, 37.  Angela Rye, Co-Founder & Director, Strategic Partnerships IMPACT, Moderated.

 

MR. JACKSON-HUNDREDS OF AFRICAN AMERICANS HAVE LOST THEIR LIFE SAVINGS BECAUSE OF EPHREN TAYLOR’s PONZI SCHEMES. EVEN THOUGH TAYLOR WAS EXPOSED OVER 3 YEARS AGO NOT ONE SINGLE FEDERAL OR STATE AGENCY HAS INDICTED HIM OR BROUGHT CRIMINAL CHARGES  AGAINST HIM YET HE TOOK TENS OF MILLIONS OF DOLLARS FROM CHRISTIAN AFRICAN AMERICANS WHO FELL FOR HIS STORY-JUST LIKE YOU, MR. JESSE JACKSON, SR. 

JESSE JACKSON, SR.-YOU TOO WERE DUPED BY EPRHEN TAYLOR.  NOW- WILL YOU HELP THOSE WHO WERE NOT ONLY DUPED BUT LOST THEIR LIFE SAVINGS??????????? DON’T YOU THINK IT IS THE LEAST YOU CAN DO? 

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