Charleston’s Emanuel African Methodist Episcopal Church-DO NOT BE DECEIVED-GOD IS NOT MOCKED

The faith and grace of the victims’ families and the community in Charleston in light of this horrific act are inspiring. I spoke to the minister of a large church in Miami today and he reminded me that this is what the faithful do. They let God take control.  And He has.  My heart goes out to the families of the victims, to the community, to the heartbreak of a city that is based upon faith, love and brotherhood. But that heartbreak has not caused riots and strife-it has brought together persons of all faiths and ethnic races as one to join in unison as a voice for God, for peace and for unity. Praise God!

I commend those who fought for removal of the Confederate Flag at the capitol.  We are one race-the human race.  That is it.  To my brothers and sisters in Christ in Charleston and throughout the U.S.-pray that our country will take the lesson that a group of God’s angels in Charleston has taught us. Their suffering has given us hope that our country can heal.  What a Blessing! God Bless You All!  Cathy

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ATTENTION FLORIDA GREENSKY TRADE CREDIT CUSTOMERS

IF YOU ARE A GREENSKY CUSTOMER AND NEED TO FILE A CONSUMER COMPLAINT AGAINST THEM PLEASE GO TO THE FLORIDA OFFICE OF FINANCIAL REGULATION FOR THE COMPLAINT FORM:

https://real.flofr.com/Complaints/Login.aspx  

You can file the complaint electronically.

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LERMAN LAW FIRM REQUESTS ASSISTANCE FROM WHISTLEBLOWERS WITH EVIDENCE OF SELF-DIRECTED IRA CUSTODIANS FACILITATING PONZI SCHEMES

 

REQUEST FOR ASSISTANCE FOR VICTIMS OF PONZI SCHEMES FACILITATED THROUGH SELF-DIRECTED IRAs

The SEC has launched an investigation into the activities of purported Self-Directed IRA Custodian Equity Trust. However, the issue of Self-Directed IRA Custodians facilitating fraudulent investment schemes and Ponzi schemes is an industry issue not limited to Equity Trust.  The Lerman Law Firm is requesting that all whistleblowers and witnesses with direct knowledge and information concerning Self-Directed IRA Custodians facilitating, aiding, abetting, advertising, soliciting for, and promoting fraudulent investment schemes contact Cathy Lerman at 954-332-1143.  All information provided will remain confidential.

We know there are many former employees of Self-Directed IRA Custodians who are aware of their wrongful conduct and the devastating losses incurred by their customers through fraudulent investments funded through Self-Directed IRAs.  It is time to help these thousands of people by supplying the information necessary to bring all of the Self-Directed IRA Custodians, who helped fraudsters swindle their own customers, to justice.

Please contact Cathy Lerman at 954-332-1143 to provide assistance to these victims and aid in prosecution of these Self-Directed IRA Custodians.

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LERMAN LAW FIRM IS PLEASED TO ANNOUNCE SEC INVESTIGATION OF EQUITY TRUST COMPANY

THE SEC HAS ANNOUNCED AN INVESTIGATION OF EQUITY TRUST COMPANY, A PURPORTED SELF-DIRECTED IRA CUSTODIAN. HERE IS A LINK TO THE ANNOUNCEMENT BY THE SEC: http://www.crainscleveland.com/article/20150616/NEWS/150619845/u-s-securities-and-exchange-commission-pursues-charges-against

The Lerman Law Firm is co-counsel in a class action suit involving hundreds of Equity Trust customers who were the victims of multi-million dollar Ponzi schemes, including that of now-convicted felon Ephren Taylor.  The Lerman Law Firm applauds the SEC’s actions and looks forward to the responsible persons within Equity Trust being brought to justice for aiding and abetting Ponzi schemes and fraudulent investment schemes.  This is a great day for our victims.

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LERMAN LAW FIRM ANNOUNCES NATIONWIDE CONSUMER ALERT AND INVESTIGATION OF GREENSKY TRADE CREDIT, LLC AND AQUA FINANCE, INC.

Consumers who have financed home improvement contracts through installment loan/credit programs by Greensky Trade Credit, LLC or Aqua Finance, Inc. are advised that they may have been the victim of:
1. violation of the Fair Credit Reporting Act (FCRA), 15 U.S.C. §1681, et al. seq.
2. violation of state laws governing aiding and abetting organized schemes to defraud involving construction contractors;
3. unfair and deceptive trade practices pursuant to state law;
4. the filing of fraudulent UCC financing statements and/or mechanics liens on the residence of customers;
5. violation of the Truth-In-Lending Act (“TILA”), 15 U.S.C. §1601 et seq., which requires full disclosures at the time the application is provided to the consumer of all financing information;
6. violation of state law limiting the finance rate that may be charged on a home improvement loan thus rendering the finance rate illegal and unconscionable;
7. violation of state and federal law requiring Greensky Trade Credit, LLC and Aqua Finance, Inc. to disclose the terms of the financing contract, the consumer’s right to cancel, the rates, conditions, and the required legal disclosures;
8. violation of federal laws prohibiting the use of a consumer credit report for purposes other than that for which it was originally authorized;
9. that Greensky Trade Credit, LLC and Aqua Finance, LLC may have acted as principals for its brokers and agents who are construction contractors who procured financing agreements on behalf of Greensky Trade Credit, LLC and Aqua Finance, LLC and as such may be liable for any damages sustained by consumers as the result of illegal contractor activity, schemes to defraud, Ponzi schemes or organized crime; Consumers should consult legal counsel within their jurisdition to determine their legal remedies.

ALERT!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!Consumers who have home improvement loans through Greensky Trade Credit, LLC and Aqua Finance, LLC should verify with Greensky Trade Credit, LLC or Aqua Finance, Inc., by requesting a copy of their complete file, that any and all documents in the possession of Greensky Trade Credit, LLC or Aqua Finance, Inc. contain the consumer’s actual signature and not a forgery on any and all financing documents in the possession of Greensky Trade Credit, LLC or Aqua Finance, Inc.

Consumers who believe they have been the victim of one or more violations of law as stated above should file complaints with the Economic Crimes Division or Consumer Protection Division of their State Attorney General’s office as well as the Federal Trade Commission at www.ftc.gov under the “Take Action” tab, File A Consumer Complaint.

Consumers, victims, witnesses, whistleblowers or others with information on the activities under investigation as stated above in reference to Greensky Trade Credit, LLC or Aqua Finance, Inc. are asked to contact Attorney Cathy Lerman at 954-332-1143.

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TOYA GRAHAM IS A BALTIMORE HERO

Seeing her son participating in riots in Baltimore caused Toya Graham to come out swinging.  Literally.  Furious that her son was involved in riots against Baltimore police, Graham went and got her son and gave him a valuable lesson in right and wrong. Let all parents in this country take a lesson from Graham. IT IS NOT THE PLACE OF PRIVATE PERSONS TO JUDGE THE ACTIONS OF LAW ENFORCEMENT WITHOUT A COMPLETE INVESTIGATION OF ALL OF THE EVIDENCE.  THERE IS AN ASSUMPTION THAT EVERY TIME A SUSPECT IS INJURED IN AN ARREST THE POLICE ARE AT FAULT.  THAT IS SIMPLY NOT TRUE.

Particularly when all of the information about the incident has not been discovered or disclosed, a private person does not have the ability or information to determine whether the actions of law enforcement are right or wrong.  A majority of clients of this law firm are minorities.  But everyone deserves the right to defend themselves. Regardless of whether they are a private citizen or a police officer.

This firm represents hundreds of minorities all over the c0untry.  We are calling on you to educate your family, friends and community to stop the violence.  No one wins when stores, homes and businesses are burned down in the name of “justice.”  In fact, that is counter intuitive.

WE DON’T KNOW WHAT REALLY HAPPENED IN BALTIMORE. BUT BURNING DOWN THE CITY WILL NOT ACHIEVE ANYTHING POSITIVE.  THAT IS ALL YOU NEED TO KNOW.  OUR LAW FIRM REMAINS AVAILABLE AT NO COST TO ASSIST IN RESOLVING THESE ISSUES. PLEASE CONTACT OUR FIRM IF WE CAN ASSIST IN RESOLUTION OF THESE ISSUES.  AND STOP THE VIOLENCE. GOD BLESS YOU ALL!  CATHY

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RENUEN (RENU) ANNOUNCES END OF ENERGY SOLUTIONS BUSINESS

In a press release, Renuen Corporation (RENU) announced that they had ceased operations for their Energy Solutions Business or whatever they are calling it today.  The article can be found at:

http://finance.yahoo.com/news/renuen-corporation-discontinues-energy-solutions-201500493.html?soc_src=mediacontentstory&soc_trk=ma

According to Jeff Nemes (CEO) and Alexander Kim (Chief Legal Officer), the cause of the failure of the business was an online smear campaign against the company orchestrated by persons including yours truly.  While I would love to take credit for taking down another fraudster, sadly that is not the case here.

You see Nemes, Kim, and their cohorts are simply using the delusional “smear campaign” as an excuse to hide the failure of Renuen because of their own mismanagement (terminating the dealer program which is the only money making program they ever had)  and looting of company assets. Shareholders of Renuen need to request an SEC investigation and audit of Renuen assets because I believe a whole lot of cash went out the back door and into the pockets of the officers, directors and silent partners of Renuen which caused its failure. Perhaps the IRS should also be notified.

All Renuen shareholders should review Renuen’s September 2014 10-Q, in which Renuen stated that it had sold 13% “of its future receivables to an unrelated third party allowing the company to continue operations” on September 11, 2014. The same 10-Q also stated that on September 29, 2014, Renuen had sold “6.53% of its future receivables to an unrelated third party allowing the company to continue operations.”   According to their own publicly filed documents, Renuen was insolvent beginning in September of 2014, just 6 weeks after terminating its dealer program.  Enough Said.

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LERMAN LAW FIRM ISSUES PRESS RELEASE CONGRATULATING DEPARTMENT OF JUSTICE ON EPHREN TAYLOR SENTENCE OF 20 YEARS

YOU CAN READ OUR PRESS RELEASE AT: http://www.prweb.com/releases/ephren-taylor/lerman-law-firm/prweb12596158.htm

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OUR PRAYERS ARE ANSWERED-EPHREN TAYLOR RECEIVES ALMOST 20 YEAR PRISON SENTENCE

For his hundreds of victims who lost their life savings, justice does not bring back the tens of millions of dollars that Ephren Taylor took from them in his prolific affinity fraud Ponzi scheme that targeted mainly African-American Christians.  The son of a preacher utilized his religious upbringing and training to con hundreds of the faithful by using their own religion to swindle them.

Since July of 2011, I have worked with hundreds of victims, law enforcement, the Secret Service, the FBI, the SEC, the Department of Justice, the IRS and state and local law enforcement to bring Taylor to justice.  The fine men and women in these agencies deserve the deepest gratitude of Taylor’s victims for their tireless efforts on behalf of his victims.  It has been my privilege to be a part of this.  It has also been a blessing to get to know and become close friends with many of his victims.  These are wonderful Christian people whose lives were devastated by Taylor’s evil deeds.

And now my dear friends, God has answered our prayers.  This chapter of our lives closes but there is still much work to be done.  There are thousands of Ephren Taylor wannabees all over the country who are bilking innocent victims right now.

But as we press on after those who facilitated Ephren’s crimes, let us not forget our mantra:

“DO NOT BE OVERCOME BY EVIL, BUT OVERCOME EVIL WITH GOOD.” ROMANS 12:21.   AND THE PEOPLE SAID, “AMEN!”

God Bless You All!  Cathy

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EPHREN TAYLOR SENTENCING ON TUESDAY, MARCH 17TH IN ATLANTA

Victims of Taylor’s Ponzi schemes will be permitted to speak.  Please contact me via email at clerman@lermanfirm.com if you wish to attend the hearing and speak at the sentencing. We have waited a long time for this but the time has finally arrived for Taylor and Wendy Connor to answer for their crimes.  God Bless All of You!  Cathy

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