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RAYGOZA PLAINTIFFS GET ONE DEFAULT JUDGMENT

In the proposed class action against John Paul Raygoza and his companies (Douglas Mattern, et al. v. PushTraffic, et al.) the court has ordered an entry of default against corporate defendants: PUSHTRAFFIC, INCFORTUNE, DOT INTEL, LLC., SUCCESSRATE, INC., YOURAFFILIATESUCCESS, JUMPLAUNCH, and FUTUREENDEAVOR.COM, LLC.

However the Court also granted “defendant John Raygoza’s request for an extension of time to file a responsive pleading by no later than July 26, 2011.
Failure to timely file a responsive pleading shall result in the entry of default against defendant Raygoza.” As usual the actual document is reproduced at Push Traffic Swindle .

What should feel like at least a partial victory for the good guys doesn’t really. Raygoza has had more than enough time to transfer and hide assets, and with his upcoming criminal proceedings, and hopefully (on one level) incarceration, odds are not looking great for victim compensation in the civil matter.

The purpose for this blog originally was to spread the word about Raygoza and Molina’s scamming operations primarily to warn and prevent. I believe that, at least, was successful. There is some satisfaction on that front. I can only write about what I know to be fact or opinions based on my own experience. If anyone has suggestions for the blog’s future direction, please comment. Anything submitted respectfully is welcome.

Comments:

  • not important  On July 28, 2011 at 00:12

    You could look into products that actually work, and report on ones that do not. This is something you could use to continue reporting the bad guys too.

    • Ann  On July 28, 2011 at 08:05

      Thank you for the suggestion. Happily there is already an excellent site online that does exactly what you suggest. Joe at I’ve Tried That (so you don’t have to) .com is a great source of information online. He reviewss opps that people ask him to, but also has a pdf book I’d recommend about real and honest online ways to make money (not your fortune :) ). I’ve used a couple of the methods and they do work. He also has a scam section where we filed a report on the Raygoza scams.

      You can find the site at http://www.ivetriedthat.com/ and will find Joe (one of the good guys!) at his I’ve Tried That FB page as well.

  • chrisY  On July 22, 2011 at 03:10

    It is, indeed, cold comfort to the victims of Pushtraffic and those other scams that the firms are now in default on the legal front, unable to defend themselves against a summons, at the same time as they are now defunct, empty shells. This matters to the credibility of any further proceedings against the firm’s owners, and may also impact on the culpability of the notorious henchmen of Raygoza, who made his swindle work. That includes Raygoza’s dopey attorneys Fitzpatrick and Weitz. Hope those slimbeballs also go unpaid.

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RAYGOZA GRANTED 6 WEEKS TO GET A LAWYER

IN THE CLASS ACTION CASE

My information is that Raygoza appeared in civil court yesterday without a lawyer and was granted 6 more weeks to “get his act together”.  A bit like “if you don’t get this right, we’ll tell you to get it right again” in my opinion. I’m disappointed the creep  keeps slipping away with no consequences.

Maybe the authorities are giving him time to deal with the criminal charges for their own reasons – one can only guess why.

Edited to add:

The only information I have at the moment about the criminal court proceedings yesterday is just what anyone can find at the LASD Inmate Information Center – Booking Details site. Nothing has changed on Raygoza’s record (presumably because he is not presently incarcerated there), but new “next court date” entries of  July 15, 2011 show on Burleson and Molina’s records.

I will assume that date is valid for Raygoza’s next appearance on those charges as well.

PDFs of the current entries are at Push Traffic Swindle.

Comments

  • Maryann Borzillary On June 7, 2011 at 20:03

    Thank You for your post. He needs to give back all the money that he stole, hurting so many honest, innocent people. He is nothing but a sleazy con-artist, desperado jailbird.

  • Chris On June 17, 2011 at 15:48

    Raygoza is out on bail, and we can only hope they took away his passport. JPR ‘s bail, a third of a million, is only a fraction of the stash he and his close associates held before. The worry is that JPR could easily go underground – or abroad – if he is not under watch. My bet is he would head south, not north.

COUNTDOWN TO COURT DATES

I hope Raygoza is going through a hell that compares with what he put so many others through. I don’t expect him to be terribly worried about the class action at this point – he has no concept of the pain, emotional and even physical, that he visited on his victims by leaving them not only disheartened, but often loaded with debt they had no way of managing. Many lost homes and family over it.

If he’s having family troubles over his felony charges, he might have an inkling of the trouble he caused for others by his fraudulent charges. I find it really interesting that he’s on the street (I could only hope not just figuratively) while the other two charged wait in jail for their court date. Could he be not only slime and roach-like, but crafty as a rat too?

Hopefully the facts will be clearer after the Tuesday court session. Though having watched JR and his brother Ted (where’s he?) skirt the law and authoritities, and flout the success of their scams, I’m thinkin’ Raygoza will worm his way out of this mess too. It must be Burleson and his nephew’s doings, right?

PDFs of LASD Twin Towers most recent prisoner records for Raygoza, Molina and Burleson may be found at Push Traffic Swindle.

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  • Anon  On June 4, 2011 at 07:30

    You’ve got to hand it to JP Raygoza and Ted Molina, they are living the life of millionaires while Manny and Burleson are spending some quality time in the LA County lock up. I bet JP and Ted are smoking fine cigars, drinking cognac, and laughing about how Manny and Burleson are going to take a 10 years to Life kidnapping rap for them. Poor Manny, poor Burleson;  join the low blows and sucker punch club. Someone ought to drop them a line at the LA jail? I bet ole JP is promisng them even now that they will be free as birds any day now with big profits.

DEVELOPMENTS IN THE RAYGOZA CLASS ACTION MATTER

Court documents posted at PushTrafficSwindle give news of the latest developments in the class action suit filed against John Paul Raygoza and his online business ventures.

My understanding of events up to now:

  • Attorneys for the plaintiffs in the Douglas Mattern, et al v. Push Traffic, et al filed motions to amend the complaint (Docs 79 and 80) on January 30, 2011.
  • Raygoza’s lawyers, Neufeld, Marks, Gralnek and Maker (NMGM), filed for an extension of time to consider the amended suit.
  • David Sipes lawyers filed a motion to withdraw as his counsel (Doc 86-2) on February 28, 2011.
  • The judge gave the defendants  an extension of 21 days to file a “pleading responsive to the Second Amended Complaint” (Doc 94) on March 17, 2011.
  • In the meantime, criminal charges were filed against Raygoza on April 14, 2011. On April 27, 2011 Raygoza, Burleson and Molina were arrested and jailed on charges of kidnapping, torture, and a weapons related offence (PDFs of jail records and Raygoza “rap sheet” on PushTrafficSwindle site)
  • Raygoza has since been released on reduced bail; the other two remain in different LA jails. Court date for that case June 7, 2011.
  • Timothy L. Neufeld filed a motion (Docs 108 and 109) on May 2, 2011 to withdraw as counsel for Raygoza – that matter to be dealt with June 6, 2011.

The newest court documents to which I have access are Docs 113, 114 and 115 – PDFs at PushTrafficSwindle.com. My interpretation of the documents, (acknowledging my own inexperience with legalese) follows.

Doc 113, filed by Jonathan Levy (attorney for the plaintiffs in the Raygoza class action suit) on behalf of the plaintiffs, opposes the defendants’ application for even more time to “consider” and respond to the Second Amended Complaint.

The reasons being that while the plaintiffs’ attorneys have been dealing in good faith, the defendants and their attorneys have been less than forthcoming in their communication – attorneys even concealing, at one point, the lack of communication and cooperation with their own client.

Since Raygoza must appear in court June 7 to answer the criminal charges against him, the court date of June 6 in the matter of his attorney’s motion to withdraw their services in the class action matter means time is “of the essence”. Any more stalling tactics in the civil matter jeopardizes the plaintiffs’ right to a reasonable and timely conclusion to their action.

Doc 114, appears to me to be the judge’s notice to the defendants’ counsel (NMGM) that they must notify Raygoza et al that corporations and associations may not legally appear in court without a lawyer. If they choose to do so they risk sanctions including a possible default judgement against them in the class action.

The judge stipulated that NMGM must serve Raygoza with a copy of her “order” and “written notification that defendant John Raygoza must appear at the hearing on the Motion on June 6, 2011 at 9:30 a.m. if no substitution of attorney has been filed by that date….. Failure to comply with this Order shall result in the imposition of sanctions, including but not limited to the entry of default against Defendants.”

(Raygoza may appear by telephone if NMGM makes the required arrangements)

Doc 115 is the proof that NMGM served the required documents to Raygoza personally at his Beverly Hills (penthouse) address.

Where In the World is JP Raygoza???

Could JR be a guest of the Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department in the “twin towers”?

Seems he’s been a bit scarce, but nobody’s answering questions. It’s not like the egotistical little creep to shun the limelight.

After seeing a comment on the Salty Droid’s blog, I decided to do some checking to see if there could be anything interesting in what the comment was alluding to. The link on Salty’s blog was about a call to what was allegedly Raygoza’s  last known address – http://www.localcrimenews.com/lookup.php?jid=5954399 That address is apparently a penthouse apartment, which would fit with the profile picture on Raygoza’s wife’s FB page earlier this week. The reason listed for the call (April 12, 2011) in the link information was “F PC206 Torture” whatever that means.

I was encouraged by that to dig deeper, which  led further than I expected, and ultimately to the question opening this post. No one I asked would confirm for the record that Raygoza was in jail.

Googling the Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department I saw the jail there is called the “Twin Towers”. Obvious next question was “how do I find out if someone is incarcerated there?”

Then I noticed a link about sending money to an inmate… meaning I could likely find out if Raygoza was an inmate by trying to send him money there. If JR were in the “Twin Towers” he might be in need of spending money (in joke for Sandy).  I proceeded to try to “send money” to a prisoner named John Paul Raygoza – and yes  – there is a prisoner there named John Paul Raygoza!!

Carrying on, I found I could also see his arrest record, court dates and disposition etc. and (of course) opt to send money! Since I’ve already “donated” enough to his cause I didn’t.

I tried to post links here to the two arrest records which come up on the Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department site when you search for John Paul Raygoza, but because one must enter “kapchas” at a number of stages, direct links won’t work. If you go here and enter his names in the appropriate boxes, then follow through with kapchas, you’ll get to his (current) arrest records.

The 2nd entry shows he was arrested April 27, 2011, charged with a felony; bail set at $455,000; court date May 9, 2011. That information indicates Raygoza is presently incarcerated there.

Two screen caps showing that info are at: http://www.pushtrafficswindle.com/

Guess there’s little more I can add at this point. It seems the crook who hurt so many of us may be about to eat it, if there’s such a thing as karma. I’m sure new information will be coming to light in the next while – when I get it, I’ll publish it here. What I wouldn’t give to be in the courtroom Monday!!!

EDITED TO ADD: a PDF of the results of a query of Raygoza’s name in the online Los Angeles Superior Court Criminal Index – of Defendants in Criminal Cases (rap sheet) may also be found at http://www.pushtrafficswindle.com. If you don’t know (and want to) what the codes for the charges mean,  just google “California penal code” for a listing.


Comments:

  • Marc  On May 8, 2011 at 12:18

    Horrible Person, Horrible Scam!


Sandy Little  On May 8, 2011 at 22:10

This is so flipping exciting…boy do I wish I could send John Raygoza an email right now and oh….how I would love to see that man in handcuffs. Wouldn’t it be great to be there and be able to look that man in the eye, give him a slight smurk that says…don’t be bending over in the shower JR.

Now Raygoza’s Lawyers Withdraw …

WARNING: SARCASM AHEAD!!

Hard to believe that the man who robbed countless unfortunates by refusing to communicate or return what he stole,  has been treating his lawyers in the same cavalier fashion??

SARCASM OVER

Maybe not. When you realize that John Paul Raygoza’s background is basically that of a boxing club thug who figured out how he could “mug” people online for bigger  bucks than he could by purse-snatching on some street corner in downtown LA, the behaviour fits. Though he’s been living high, he can’t buy class.

I obtained today copies of 2 court documents which were filed by Raygoza’s lawyers, Timothy L. Neufeld and Eva Wong (of Neufeld, Marks, Gralnek & Maker), which are declarations IN SUPPORT OF MOTION FOR WITHDRAWAL AS COUNSEL.

In short, the reasons given (PDFs of the actual court docs are at  http://www.pushtrafficswindle.com/  ) are:

…the Clients have breached their agreement or obligation to pay fees and costs owed to NMGM

and

… have not been been able to communicate with the Clients as needed in order for NMGM to effectively represent the Clients in this matter.”

Raygoza and his cohorts continue to behave as though they have absolutely no responsibility for their actions, whether in regard to those they have stolen from, society in general or the law.

Hopefully, the courts will see this latest failure to meet his obligations as unarguable proof  of his sociopathic nature and behaviour.

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Comments:

  • Sandy Little  On May 4, 2011 at 08:47

    This is an interesting turn of events but not really a surprise. It was just a matter of time before, bone-head, John Raygoza would get caught trying to screw his lawyers too…he is a sick, sick man. Raygoza has the biggest ego I’ve ever come across…if I didn’t despise the man so much, I would feel sorry for him.

    I’m sure it takes a lot for a lawyer to walk away from a case…I can just imagine what they have found out about JR over and above what we already know. It would be very interesting.

    Ann, I also hope that the courts will see John Raygoza for the sociopath that he is.

    Sandy

  • anonymous  On May 4, 2011 at 10:30

LOL. Raygoza is probably planning on fleeing the country honestly. His bitchass already used his mother to help launder money, so it’s no surprise if he is planning on skipping out.

I’m glad that your website is on top of this. It’s entertaining to read.

-Anonymous

      • Ann  On May 4, 2011 at 11:06

        “honestly”???????? Don’t think the small man even knows the meaning of the word…
        Just a toss-up between Brazil and where ever the Raygozas came from – can’t remember which SA country.

Sipes’ Lawyers Withdrawing For Non-Payment?

2 New Documents posted on PushTrafficSwindle.com

The first is David Sipes’ lawyer’s “declaration…in support of  his motion to withdraw as Counsel of Record”.

Why?

Seems Sipes isn’t paying lawyers’ bills for himself or Finity Consulting!

Sipes’ glowing testimonial is still showing on Sales Mango’s site. About as impressive as the phony award claims still there.

The second (as I understand it) is the court’s granting of a 21 day “expansion” (extension?) of the time given to the defendants’ lawyers to respond to the amended complaint.

It is to be expected that there will be some stalling tactics, but giving your lawyer reason to stop representing you doesn’t seem like a wise move. However, that’s just my opinion.

 

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  • Chris On April 11, 2011 at 02:00

    Just took a look at SalesMango site. Its construction is strikingly similar to the ignominious, disused and mis-used Pushtraffic site.
    I clicked on “help center” tab and got a technical problem. It is obviously not set up properly. Typical.
    Reminds me of that defunct Pushtraffic support ticket system, where I left 2 critical questions never to be answered. More defunct customer service from a professionally defunct Customer Service Manager.