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SEFE - Justin Ackerman
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Sunday, April 15, 2012 2:50:48 PM
SEFE - Justin Ackerman
Before I dive down the rabbit hole that starts with Justin Ackerman, I first want to point out that
, who was one of the main subjects of
my last SEFE post
, was recently named in an SEC Subpeona against Ecotatlity Inc (ECTY)
Harold Sciotto was formerly Ecotality's treasurer, secretary, and director. He and nephew David Sciotto are both listed in the Subpoena.
Now down the Rabbit Hole we go
Justin Ackerman - Primary Capital Inc
The fax number from
's email reply to the curious SEFE investor in my last post led me to a company based in Irvine, CA called
Primary Capital Inc
The President of Primary Capital is Justin Ackerman
No active business entity exists in California by that name
But a little further research about Primary Capital led me to this very very interesting Ripoff Report:
Complaint Review: Primary Capital Irvine, Kevin Kane
* Submitted: Monday, June 13, 2011
* Last Posting: Monday, July 18, 2011
* Reported By: Neil Smith — Coto de Casa California United States of America
Primary Capital Irvine, Kevin Kane
15625 Alton Parkway Suite 450 Internet United States of America
* Phone: 949-271-6565
* Web: www.sefelectric.com
* Category: Investment Brokers
Primary Capital Irvine,
, Kevin Kane,
of San Pedro, Ron Channels, Costa Mesa FRAUDULENT COMPANY FRAUDULENT NAMES BANNED BY SEC INDIVIDUALS Internet
*UPDATE Employee: False Report!
This is again a total fraud. I invested over $100,000 with these crooks before I found out who they are. The offices are rented by a Justin Ackerman using the name Jeremy who formed a company named Prime Capital. www.Primary-Capital.com does not exist, but the REAL Primary Capital is a major investment broker who has no knowledge that these criminals Ackerman and Kafarski are using their company name with a dash in between. Kevin Kane's real name is Konrad Kafarski, who is banned from the industry by a court order by the Securities and Exchange Commission for fruadulently stealing investors money when selling worthless Kensington stocks in 2008. He now hides behind the false name Kevin Kane. I have contacted the federal prosecutor David Vandermaat who prosecuted Kafarski last year in Los Angeles. I also spoke to the Orange County Register who is doing another story on Kafarski and his fraud partners, and the Irvine Police department to have this gangster arrested at he apartment building where he lives. Kafarski works for this man JR Munoz in San Pedro, who creates these scams and then uses the accountant Ron Channels of Costa Mesa to launder the stolen funds. NO ONE has ever made a dime of any investments these guys ever came up with. These are internet thieves. Their bank account is in Arizona under SEFE, Inc., again a similar name to confuse unsuspecting investors, which has nothing to do with SEF Electric. Those funds sent there go straight to JR Munoz, who then pays Kafarski a 50% commission, all teh while sitting in teh background, collecting the money and letting stupid Kafarski taking the heat. when the whole thing blows up, Munoz then provides Kafarski and his other cronies with his lawyer Einhorn to cop a plea, waits a little while and then starts all over again under a different name and company. My investigators are cooperating with the FBI and the Secret Service to shut this whole operation down once and for all. The whole thing is nothing but another scam, like the ones they did in the past, like with "Intrigue Liquor", "Card Of America", "Kensington" and now this one. STAY AWAY from these gangsters. Don't become a scam victim!
#1 Consumer Comment
GreenEarth Partners With These Guys
AUTHOR: Pissed123 - Tampa (United States of America)
SUBMITTED: Wednesday, July 06, 2011
POSTED: Wednesday, July 06, 2011
Ive had interaction with these guys, they are in Partnership with
Green Earth Partners
Not sure about what is stated here but you may want to check out this story for more, real juicy info.
Your Trading Room
Sophie Lupu Trying to steal money from me IRVINE & Internet, California
4th of Jul, 2011 by User280136
After reading the ripoff report about Primary Capital and Kevin Kane aka Konrad Kafarski, I called them and spoke to a person called Sophie Lupu, who was all concerned about my call and confided in me that this was probably not a good investment and that she was about to quit, she felt duped and told me about $30,000 commission checks these crooks were collecting. I was outraged that these crooks are still operating. So I called my son-in-law who is with the US Secret Service and told him about this. He called me back and let me know that they are already on that case, and that Kafarski and his clan have now set up a new operation under the name "Your Trading Room" at 8041 Research Dr Suite 100, Irvine, CA 92618 and Kafarski is now using the name "Robert" to steal money from unsuspecting investors. Federal law inforcements from SEC to FBI and USSS are all over this case and they expect to make arrests. This whole issue is sickening.
I'm not sure how true the connection between "Your Trading Room" and Kafarski ended up being (probably not at all), but "Your Trading Room" subsequently ran into some issues of their own.
As of February 2012 YourTradingRoom has ceased operations and stole members profits and investments. A Bernie Madoff Ponzi scheme SCAM.
"Les "Ray" Freeman who is the REAL scam artist behind YTR. For a true account of what happened check out the latest articles written by respected journalist Anthony Klan in The Australian newspaper. His latest is called "Investors Burnt as Forex Scheme Teeters" published April 2, 2012."
Their website is now suspended:
Here is some background on Konrad Kafarski (aka Kevin Kane according to the Ripoff Report author)
SEC shuts down orange county california penny stock boiler room operation
Here are links to the SEC litigation against Konrad Kafarski
On the basis of this Order and Respondent’s Offer, the Commission finds that:
1. Kafarski, age 40, resides in Trabuco Canyon, California. Kafarski was a senior vice president of business development at Kensington Resources, Inc. (“Kensington”) and was a member of its sales staff. Kafarski has never been registered with the Commission in any capacity.
2. On September 17, 2010, a judgment was entered by consent against Kafarski, permanently enjoining him from future violations of Sections 5(a), 5(c), and 17(a) of the Securities Act of 1933, and Sections 10(b) and 15(a) of the Exchange Act and Rule 10b-5 thereunder, in the civil action entitled Securities and Exchange Commission v. Joseph R. Porche et al., Civil Action Number SACV 10-01165 DOC (RNBx), in the United States District Court for the Central District of California.
3. The Commission’s complaint alleged that Kafarski, a sales agent for Kensington, participated in a fraudulent offering of unregistered shares of American Environmental Energy, Inc. (“AEEI”) stock, in which Kensington raised over $11 million from approximately 200 investors nationwide. The complaint also alleged that when selling shares of AEEI, Kensington’s sales staff, including Kafarski, repeatedly made misrepresentations concerning the payment of sales commissions and the use of proceeds. Specifically, the complaint alleged that Kafarski and the other sales agents falsely told investors that commissions were limited to 10% of the funds raised and that 80% of the funds would be used by AEEI to conduct its green energy business. The complaint further alleged that in reality, Kensington paid its sales staff 25% in commissions and only sent AEEI $315,000 of the $11 million raised.
In view of the foregoing, the Commission deems it appropriate and in the public interest to impose the sanctions agreed to in Respondent Kafarski’s Offer.
Accordingly, it is hereby ORDERED:
Pursuant to Section 15(b)(6) of the Exchange Act, that Respondent Kafarski be, and hereby is barred from association with any broker or dealer;
Any reapplication for association by the Respondent will be subject to the applicable laws and regulations governing the reentry process, and reentry may be conditioned upon a number of factors, including, but not limited to, the satisfaction of any or all of the following: (a) any disgorgement ordered against the Respondent, whether or not the Commission has fully or partially waived payment of such disgorgement; (b) any arbitration award related to the conduct that served as the basis for the Commission order; (c) any self-regulatory organization arbitration award to a customer, whether or not related to the conduct that served as the basis for the Commission order and (d) any restitution order by a self-regulatory organization, whether or not related to the conduct that served as the basis for the Commission order.
For the Commission, by its Secretary, pursuant to delegated authority.
Elizabeth M. Murphy Secretary
Scorpex Inc (SRPX) - Kafarski
Now I'm not sure how accurate the claims are that Konrad Kafarski is Kevin Kane, but I did find Konrad Kafarski's name in an old post of mine about STDF (now known as SRPX)
Despite the previous sanctions against him by the SEC,
can be linked to a Form D filing for STDF/SRPX
A Sales Compensation recipient of the public offering is
Green Earth Strategies Inc.
24331 Muirlands Blvd.
Lake Forest CA
Konrad Kafarski previously held all of the officer positions for Green Earth Strategies Inc at the time of the original Form D filing by STDF/SRPX
On June 30, 2010, Kafarski resigned from all of his officer positions and
Green Earth Strategies Inc shares the same address as Special K Enterprises Inc
Scorpex Inc (SRPX) - Munoz
The other Sales Compensation recipient for the STDF/SRPX public offering was Franco Inc
continues to act as the IR firm for SPRX
recent SPRX press releases
Franco Inc =
J.R. Munoz (aka John R Munoz)
J.R. Munoz showed up in our ripoff report earlier in this post
"NO ONE has ever made a dime of any investments these guys ever came up with. These are internet thieves. Their bank account is in Arizona under SEFE, Inc., again a similar name to confuse unsuspecting investors, which has nothing to do with SEF Electric. Those funds sent there go straight to JR Munoz, who then pays Kafarski a 50% commission, all teh while sitting in teh background, collecting the money and letting stupid Kafarski taking the heat."
Here is an old email response from May of 2011 from J.R. Munoz
More J.R. Munoz
Other companies that can be linked to the same contact information as Franco Inc includes South Bay Holdings and
Green Medica Holding Corp
24328 Vermont Ave #300
Harbor City, Ca. 90710
The common link may be attorney,
Thomas Kent Emmitt
Address: Thomas K. Emmitt, Esq.
24328 Vermont Ave Ste 300
Harbor City, CA 90710
Phone Number: (310) 891-1959
Fax Number: (310) 997-1484
Domain Name.......... greenmedica.com
Creation Date........ 2006-05-18
Registration Date.... 2006-05-18
Expiry Date.......... 2012-05-18
Organisation Name.... BRIAN VOGEL
Organisation Address. 204 palos verdes blvd d
Organisation Address. 204 palos verdes blvd d
Organisation Address. Redondo Beach
Organisation Address. 90277
Organisation Address. CA
Organisation Address. UNITED STATES
Green Medica Holding Corp and John R. Munoz received a cease and desist letter from the California Department of Corporations for the illegal offering and sale of securities in the form convertible notes securities and stock:
"Beginning in or about November 2008 through July 2010, the Corporation, the LLC, Pardo, Munoz, and Vogel offered and sold securities in the form of convertible notes and stock in the Corporation in and from the State of California to at least 12 persons.
The Department of Corporations has not issued a permit or other form of qualification authorizing any person to offer and sell these securities in this state.
Based upon the foregoing findings, the California Corporations Commissioner is of the opinion that the convertible notes and stock offered and sold by Green Medica Holding Corp., Green Medica, LLC, Jose L. Pardo aka Joe Pardo, John R. Munoz aka J. R. Munoz, and Brian V. Vogel are securities subject to qualification under the California Corporate Securities Law of 1968 and are being or have been offered and sold without being qualified in violation of Corporations Code section 25110.
Pursuant to section 25532 of the Corporate Securities Law of 1968, Green Medica Holding Corp., Green Medica, LLC, Jose L. Pardo aka Joe Pardo, John R. Munoz aka J. R. Munoz, and Brian V. Vogel, and any associates, partners, or affiliate companies, are hereby ordered to desist and refrain from the further offer or sale in the State of California of securities, including but not limited to convertible notes and stock, unless and until qualification has been made under the law or unless exempt.
This Order is necessary, in the public interest, for the protection of investors and consistent with the purposes, policies, and provisions of the Corporate Securities Law of 1968."
Interesting that J.R. Munoz's partner,
, showed up as a beneficial owner of Anoteros Inc (ANOS)
and that Jose Pardo's company 3 JP's Inc was involved in a public offering for Cascade Technologies (CSDT)
3 JP's Inc recently filed to do its own public offering:
Further research finds that John R. Munoz was also named in FTC litigation against Automated Systems and Concepts International, Inc and Creative Marketing Concepts Inc back in 1998
Defendant John R. Munoz ("J.R. Munoz") is the President, Secretary, Treasurer and Director of ASCI. Defendant J.R. Munoz is the Secretary, Treasurer, and a member of the Board of Directors of Creative Marketing. Defendant J.R. Munoz also describes himself as the Interim Managing Partner of NABP. Individually or in concert with others, defendant J.R. Munoz directs, controls, formulates, or participates in the acts and practices of the ASCI Enterprise. He resides and transacts or has transacted business in the Central District of California.
Not sure any of that sheds and real light on SEFE inc (SEFE), but it is always interesting to do some dot connecting to see what you might find.
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