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Cops: Miami businessman with sketchy past planned murder of key witness
By D Ovalle  04/26/2015 5:13 PM
Adam Barnett worked hard to make an impression, a young Miami businessman who drove luxury cars and surrounded himself with beautiful young women.
He boasted a curious array of businesses and personal interests, owning dozens of properties, a beauty salon and an emerging oil company purportedly primed to tap a Texas gusher — not to mention a really impressive collection of Nike sneakers.
But that engaging and eclectic facade masked a dark side.
Barnett, 40, has never been convicted of a serious crime but police, former associates and court documents paint him as a penny-stock con artist who scammed millions of dollars, mercilessly stalked enemies and lured an underage teen into a tryst on South Beach — by posing on Facebook as a Hooters waitress offering big bucks and a Rolex to bed a rich guy.
That guy, Miami Beach police say, happened to be him. And, they say, he never paid up.
Police documents released last month allege that Barnett — jailed since 2012 after the duped teen reported him to police — even plotted to have his young accuser murdered while he was behind bars.
Authorities worked with a jail informant to unravel the murder plot. Now, Barnett and his assistant, a former college student and model named Maggy Caceres, 23, have been charged with conspiracy to commit murder.
“He’s pure evil,” said one Miramar businessman who was says he was stalked by Barnett, and also targeted in his jailhouse scheme. “He wreaks havoc everywhere he goes.”
Both Barnett and Caceres have pleaded not guilty and face trial.
Prosecutors charged Barnett and Caceres in November 2014. But records detailing the alleged plot remained sealed until late March as investigators ensured no one else was involved.
Caceres’ attorney said the former Florida International University student’s arrest came as a shock to her family and that the girl was manipulated.
“Maggy is a lovely young woman who was very naive and was taken advantage of and used by Barnett,” said defense attorney Jeffrey Weiner. “She realizes that and we’re working to favorably resolve the case on her behalf.”
Most of Barnett’s former associates were hesitant to talk. Several who spoke to the Herald did not want their identities revealed for fears of lawsuits — or for their own safety.
The first whiff of trouble came in the mid-2000s, when his company was targeted by law enforcement in a long-running scam to sell often-worthless “penny” stocks in nine companies that court documents say were nothing more than “hollow shells.”
Federal prosecutors say the group issued bogus press releases and Internet postings to create buzz for the sham companies. One of then, CMKM Diamonds, used “phony maps and fabricated videos” to convince investors it operated lucrative gold and gem mines in Africa, according to court documents.
Ten people were indicted in Las Vegas for securities fraud in a scheme believed to have bilked more than $70 million from investors. Several defendants are scheduled for federal trial this fall; Barnett, however, was not charged.
Barnett’s company, OMDA Oil and Gas, was part of the ring and billed itself as an emerging “serious player” in the energy business. Press releases touted the company’s improving financial fortunes, particularly with the “Concord Dome prospect,” a 167-acre field in Texas the company said was expected to produce more than one million barrels of oil.
OMDA managed to sell millions of shares of stock to unwitting investors who shelled out at least $1.9 million, according to a federal indictment.
John Young, an Ohio investor, said that many people were lured in by Barnett’s affable nature and frequent company updates on online message boards. But as the months dragged on, he said it became clear the company was a scam. Young said Barnett used the threat of lawsuits to keep investors quiet.
“He used a lawyer as a gun. He sued practically everybody he came into contact with,” said Young, who lost more than $200,000 in stock purchases.
Another victim was Keith Houser, the head of a legitimate Texas company called BioTech Medical, which was working to produce lasers to be used in the medical field.
Houser recalls meeting Barnett a luncheon in Las Vegas in late 2003, a pretty young woman draped on his arm, “Mr. Barnett was referred to us as a guru who would help us raise $5 million in investments,” Houser said.
But according to court filings Barnett and the others illegally sold millions of shares – worth nearly $10 million – and pocketed the money meant to go to BioTech.
Back in Florida, where he owned over two dozen properties in Florida and a Kendall beauty salon, business associates began to grow alarmed.
In 2008, Miami police arrested him on charges of stalking after a former stylist at the salon complained he had been sending threatening text messages, then vandalized her car at the Coconut Grove mall CocoWalk. “My mission in life now is to punish you,” he texted her, according to court documents.
Barnett was a restraining-order magnet. In November 2011, a woman sought to keep Barnett away from her, saying he demanded $50,000 of her inheritance from a dead business partner. She reported two of her cars were vandalized.
The same year, Barnett had a falling out with a Miramar man with whom he had worked. After their relationship soured, Barnett filed a lawsuit, then began sending strange e-mails using an alias.
The businessman, who asked his name not be used to protect his family, discovered someone has thrown a brick through a sliding glass door and spray painted a wall. “I love what you’ve done with the place,” one of the e-mails read.
A man resembling Barnett was also captured on video surveillance stealing mail from the man.
He was convicted on a misdemeanor stalking charge, records show, and put on probation. One former secretary also accused Barnett of sending threatening e-mails and taking photos of her house after their relationship soured. “He’s a sociopath,” the woman told a judge in 2012.
She testified that Barnett had “many girlfriends” despite his marriage in 2007 to a Polish-born woman he met on a business trip in New York. “He liked to target people with low income, young and girls that were in need of papers or the money,” the secretary testified.
It was the pursuit of another young woman that finally landed him behind bars.
Prosecutors say that in the fall of 2012, Barnett set up a fake Facebook page — purporting to be a Hooters waitress named Janet Rodriguez — with the aim of befriending a 17-year-old Broward County girl.
Through Facebook messages, “Janet” later arranged a sexual tryst with a “wealthy friend” who promised to pay the teen $10,000 and a Rolex watch, according to an arrest warrant. The teen agreed and wound up having sex with the man at the Richmond Hotel on Miami Beach.
Afterward, at the hotel elevator, Barnett gave the girl a key card and told her to retrieve her money from the hotel room safe, police said. But the key didn’t work and Barnett split. “She realized that she had been tricked,” Miami Beach Detective Sarah Szuster testified at one hearing.
He was charged with sex crimes and human trafficking. A judge ordered him held without bail.
Behind bars, Barnett continued working with his new assistant, Caceres, the aspiring model. Caceres sent him mail to the jail, for instance, including photos of adult film stars, a local news weather woman and “the girl from Beverly Hills Ninja.”
According to an arrest warrant, Barnett in the fall of 2013 approached a fellow inmate with plans to kill the teen victim — as well as one of his ex-lawyers.
He also wanted his former Miramar associate shot in the legs “so he could never run” marathons again, according to an arrest warrant. The informant claimed he had “people” on the outside that could complete the plans.
Using Caceres, Barnett began raising money by selling his beloved collection of Nike sneakers online, and brow-beating his mother into giving him thousands as “a way to get proper justice,” he said on a recorded jail call.
Caceres delivered the money to the informant’s associates, police said. But unbeknownst to Barnett, the informant was secretly working with authorities, who analyzed Barnett’s jail calls to help cement their case. In December 2013, the informant told Barnett that the girl was dead, the warrant said.
As proof, the informant had someone create altered images depicting the girl as dead. The informant also showed him a fake tombstone — photographed at a real cemetery — to prove the hit happened. The informant told police that Barnett “is sick but very serious about these things.”
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CBS4 Viewer Led Marshals To Adam Barnett Fugitive

November 28, 2012 Refresher on the former CEO of OOAG

Fugitive Adam Barnett was arrested by U.S. Marshals in an NYC hotel after CBS4 viewers recognized him and reported it to law enforcement.

NEW YORK, NY (CBS4) – The U.S. Marshals Fugitive Task Force used information from a CBS4 News viewer to track fugitive Adam Barnett to a hotel in Midtown Manhattan Wednesday morning.

The viewer saw the CBS4 profile on Barnett on Tuesday night’s 11 o’clock news and told Marshals they were sure Barnett was in New York City staying at a Midtown hotel.
barnett in custody CBS4 Viewer Tips Led Marshals To Alleged Facebook Impostor Fugitive In NYC

Acting on that tip, Marshals from New York and New Jersey tracked Barnett, 38, to the Pod Hotel on East 51 Street where he was registered under his own name.

Barnett has been on the run from South Florida for several weeks after a warrant was taken out for his arrest on sex crimes charges stemming from Miami Beach.

The Marshals say Barnett was wanted for having sex with a minor, human trafficking, and procuring an underage person for prostitution.

Miami Beach Detectives say Barnett created a fake profile on Facebook, claiming to be a 22-year old Hooter’s waitress, and used that profile to friend a 17 year old girl ,whom they allege he promised $10,000 for her to visit a South Beach hotel to engage in sex with an older wealthy man.

Marshals say the girl went to police after having sex with Barnett and not getting the money he had allegedly promised. Marshals say Barnett is also wanted on an outstanding warrant in Broward County.

In addition to the sex allegations, former business associates who called the CBS4 Newsroom Wednesday after seeing the story say Barnett stiffed them on several business deals.
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#22754   STUPID, SLANDEROUSE OVALLE ARTICLE ABOVE..... twostocks 09/21/16 04:07:27 PM
#22753   V-----Super Stupid Person With a Barnett Fetish-----V twostocks 09/21/16 11:29:45 AM
#22752   Innocent people don't stay in prison for (approaching) Ben Lurkin 09/20/16 06:58:52 PM
#22751   V-----Old, Boring, Reiterated News------V twostocks 09/19/16 02:00:11 PM
#22750   Looks like Adam kicked the can down the jimwalters 09/19/16 01:13:27 PM
#22749's.stock... It's all ben posted many twostocks 09/17/16 05:14:09 PM
#22748   Looks like Turrio handed Adam over to the Ben Lurkin 09/17/16 01:05:48 AM
#22747   The.OOAG.speculator.that.purchased.1.9million.shares.of.OOAG didn't seem to twostocks 09/16/16 09:03:20 PM
#22746   10 trial subpoenas sent out yesterday by the mretgnol 09/16/16 08:44:30 PM
#22745 trade? A.OOAG.trader.bought.1.9.million.shares twostocks 09/16/16 05:53:02 PM
#22744   Looks like the trial is finally going forward jimwalters 09/16/16 11:32:29 AM
#22743   OOAG speculator makes a good strategic stock purchase..... twostocks 09/08/16 04:20:07 PM
#22742   OOAG speculator strikes the stock spending over 1,200.00$ twostocks 09/08/16 03:18:30 PM
#22741   Barnett's not screwed, he'll walk, and who cares.... twostocks 08/30/16 07:17:06 PM
#22740   V----There are two..other POS's it could twostocks 08/30/16 10:38:34 AM
#22739   I guess the attempted murder charges carry a jimwalters 08/30/16 10:16:50 AM
#22738   V-----------Look Sarah's back-------------V twostocks 08/29/16 11:13:46 AM
#22737   Most of them are cops. They will appear. Ben Lurkin 08/29/16 09:03:34 AM
#22736   You're reply appears very flawed...... twostocks 08/26/16 06:30:04 PM
#22735   Reply to post twostocks 08/26/16 04:23:43 PM
#22734   You're theory appears very flawed. jimwalters 08/26/16 11:29:56 AM
#22733   Ovalle's crappy, slanderous, stupid Barnett article..... twostocks 08/24/16 10:58:31 PM
#22732   V---The stupid looser bobsee twins are back---V twostocks 08/24/16 08:23:25 PM
#22731   Knowing Adam, his offer was probably not to Ben Lurkin 08/24/16 01:56:15 PM
#22730   I wonder what the DA offered for a jimwalters 08/24/16 10:17:13 AM
#22729   V---------------Adam Barnett Fetish-------------V twostocks 08/23/16 09:04:15 PM
#22728   10 trial subpoenas sent out yesterday by the Ben Lurkin 08/23/16 07:10:30 PM
#22726   According to Ovalle's crappy article Barnett has..... twostocks 07/09/16 01:38:30 PM
#22725   A athlete kills his girlfriend and gets six years jimwalters 07/09/16 09:00:54 AM
#22724   Reply to post #22(666) I mean #22720... twostocks 07/08/16 10:40:29 PM
#22723   Reply to post #22719... twostocks 07/08/16 10:35:18 PM
#22721   V---The three maggots come out to play---V twostocks 07/08/16 10:02:52 PM
#22720   I have talked to Adam....He is a sociopath Ben Lurkin 07/08/16 01:37:52 PM
#22719   I agree about the plea deal in the jimwalters 07/08/16 01:15:36 PM
#22718   I think Barnett is going to take a LouisDesyjr 07/08/16 11:35:19 AM
#22716   Reply to pos post #22(666), curious..... twostocks 06/16/16 07:34:43 PM
#22715   I agree with you, Ovalle's article is..bad twostocks 06/11/16 01:20:03 PM
#22714   "Ovalle's crappy, slanderous article is so bad its fAtnhapy 06/08/16 08:22:32 AM
#22712   V-----Look, Sarah the scammer is back-----V twostocks 06/04/16 11:29:42 AM
#22711   Now that is going to upset Barnett's brother. Ben Lurkin 06/04/16 05:04:58 AM
#22709   What is the point of post#22708??? twostocks 06/03/16 02:58:24 AM
#22708   Looks like the plea hearing was moved to jimwalters 06/02/16 03:09:49 PM
#22707   This post does not understand human intellect.... twostocks 05/31/16 05:08:13 PM
#22706   No one forgets if someone tries to kill jimwalters 05/31/16 04:04:16 PM
#22705   Interesting. I think the girl is gone. twostocks 05/31/16 03:42:21 PM
#22704   You can follow the docket for free: jimwalters 05/31/16 02:29:03 PM
#22703   What courthouse???? twostocks 05/31/16 01:53:32 PM
#22702   9:30am in Miami. jimwalters 05/31/16 09:03:44 AM
#22701   What time and place is this plea hearing??? twostocks 05/31/16 08:48:19 AM
#22700   Then why is Barnett going for a Plea jimwalters 05/31/16 08:04:53 AM