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A REMINDER….

THAT THE NEXT SCHEDULED COURT DATE FOR RAYGOZA AND HIS COHORTS ON CRIMINAL CHARGES WAS, LAST I HEARD, JULY 15, 2011

Am I surprised that Raygoza is involved (defendant) in criminal proceedings? No.

It’s just further proof of the drastic lack of integrity in the character of John Paul Raygoza. But we who are involved in the proposed class action suit against him already know about that.

Wonder if anyone in LA who attends the proceedings will see fit to fill me in on tomorrow’s outcome?

Meanwhile, when I googled one of the search terms used to find this blog I found a reference to the review site mentioned earlier here (about results on the Raygoza hosting site, JumpLaunch –  https://onlinelowblowsandsuckerpunches.wordpress.com/2010/08/26/jumplaunch-stats-and-review-more-proof/ ).

This referenced a review of a hosting/service company called StartLogic.com. Though it certainly has higher customer numbers than JumpLaunch, it also has 5 positive & 41 negative reviews. The numbers on clients hosted show the same kind of bleeding as JumpLaunch’s. StartLogic was listed starting in 2005, and in the blurb about it guess who is quoted as Genera Manager? None other than John Raygoza!

I have no way of telling when that quote was written, and to be fair to StartLogic, Raygoza may no longer be associated with them. If that’s the case it might serve them well to remove the reference to him. If he is, it could explain the negative reviews – last one in December 2010.

The link is: http://www.web-hosting-top.com/companies/startlogic.com

Comments (copied here for immediate visibility):

  • Maryann  On July 14, 2011 at 19:05

    I will never ever host with jumplaunch or startlogic again since john raygoza had a part of them both. The slime dog that he is. I hope he rots in hell for putting me in the poor house.

  • ex-startlogic employee  On July 14, 2011 at 16:50

    Raygoza was just a manager there. Startlogic is a brand of iPower (now Endurance). I used too work with him there in Phoenix. And yes, he was a dick back then too.

    His narcissism was unbearable too :D He loves playing the role of someone important, but doesn’t like having reality pointed out to him. Following your blog posts with interest!

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.

Comments: (Copied here to be immediately visible)

  • 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.

BURLESON and MOLINA STILL IN JAIL

THINGS I THINK I KNOW AND THINGS I DON’T YET KNOW…

John Paul Raygoza, Michael Lee Burleson and Manuel Eduardo Molina were all arrested and jailed when criminal charges were laid in late April.

Two of them are still in jail; Raygoza posted bail (reduced from $450,000 to $350,000) and was released. I wonder why his bail was reduced and he alone released.

I think I know the connection between Raygoza and Molina – Manuel is John’s nephew? Interesting that he’s still sitting in jail.

The connection between Burleson and Raygoza is a little harder to track – Burleson is “founder and CEO” of LeadFlowDirect. Is their connection something as simple as membership at the same gym, or have they both been involved in the sort of scams for which Raygoza is known?

Lead Flow Direct appears to be an above-board international company. Was Raygoza ever involved there?  Was Burleson involved in any of the Push Traffic group of companies?

In the end, I guess I don’t really care whether Burleson and Raygoza are connected in business or not – the main thrust of this blog is publicizing JP Raygoza’s business operations in the hope of sparing new marketers the disappointment and heartbreak of having credit card and bank accounts raped by Raygoza’s scams.

Searches for other domains owned (and unprotected) by Raygoza – using a number of search terms including addresses, phone numbers and similar names yielded a few more results:

Lead Source Academy at two web addresses, but same physical address in Calabasa, CA, as well as same phone and fax numbers:

http://jumpdash.com and http://www.leadsourceacademy.com/ – both of which appear to be clones of:

Live Lead Pros at http://liveleadpros.com – different numbers and a physical address in Fort Lauderdale, FLA.

And a site which had nothing on it last I checked but is registered to Raygoza is ComplianceCalls.com – again at the Calabasas, CA address.

Interesting aside – it appears Raygoza is using hosting services other than his own hosting company,  jumplaunch, these days – perhaps hoping to distance himself from the messes he’s made?

The “Beware Of”  post on this site will be updated to show these website names.

And unless I come across new information, I’ll be waiting to see what transpires when Raygoza, Molina and Burleson make their next court appearance on the “torture” charge!

Comments:

  • Chris On May 28, 2011 at 17:17

    I check this well-managed website every week, as it is now the leading news room for the increasingly fraught developments surrounding the Raygoza Gang.

    My motive, like all others who once trusted Raygoza, is really to recover the moneys that Raygoza stole from me.

    The weakness and ineffectiveness of consumer protection regulations in the USA continues to appall me.

    It is irritating to discover that everything the Raygoza Gang’s members (JR, Molina, Sipes, etc.) are now doing amounts to legal chicanery, obfuscation, delaying and avoiding responsibilities. It is irritating because the Californian (maybe Federal US) legal system allows so many avenues for crooks to thwart the law. Worse, still, these crooks have been materially aided by complacent credit card institutions and banks – the very life-blood of the various scams.

    2 years ago, the Gang retained its legal squad so as to keep their ill-gotten gains, plundered from trusting clients (like me). Now, some of the same bent lawyers are engaged to keep the crooks from going to jail.

    BTW: who is Burleson and what role did he play in the Gang?

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.

Raygoza’s Roaches On the Move Again (Still)!

Using Japanese Earthquake/Tsunami Disaster in Classic Scam

A plaintiff in the class action against John Paul Raygoza, David Sipes and Ted Molina – meaning an individual already scammed by these thugs – reports a new attempt!

Long story, short -the call received from a woman representing Inc Fortune – classic “you are owed money… send us the tax, and we’ll send your money” scam – was a followup to their illegal use of a domain belonging to the plaintiff.

Their stupidity is absolutely mind boggling.

A direct quote from the person they made the mistake of calling:

“I received the most interesting phone call on Saturday. Caller ID
showed “Private Caller”. I have a client who uses that so I answered.

The lady identified herself as Rachel and said she was calling from
Inc Fortune. I didn’t say anything. She asked, “You know who that is
right?” I said yes.

She proceeded to tell me that she had a check for me in the amount
of $4,xxx.xx ( I wasn’t really paying attention to the number), that the
money was from sales I had made in Japan and that the office over
there had to close due to the earthquake so they were dispersing the
funds. There was only one problem, taxes had to be paid on the money.
The taxes due are $136.00 and I needed to send that money to her
before they could send me my check. Then she said, “So can you send
us a check right away?”

I said, “No.” She seemed truly shocked and said, “No?” I told her that
I’d like some more information. I asked her, “How did I make money in
Japan?” She replied, “From your website. You do have a website don’t
you?” I said, “Yes but I have 2 or 3. I’d like to know which one made
sales.” She said she didn’t have that information but could transfer me to the people who did. I told her no, that I’d like to know how to contact her and started asking for her phone number when she hung up.

Now I know the one website I had was canceled because I didn’t renew
the domain name. And they had told me they weren’t going to use the
second one because it was a WFH (work from home) and Google was
getting too expensive to compete there. (Yeah, right!) They were
supposed to give me one (a site) for weight loss but I can’t imagine many
Japanese people needing weight loss info.

So I got on the internet and typed in my domain name that they all
really liked: http://www.XXXXXXXXXXXX.com.

Lo and behold here’s what I saw:

Scam

Screenshot of Ripped-off Domain

At the bottom it says:
Copyright & copy; 2010 www.affiliatesuccessreview.com

All Rights Reserved.  

So then I went to my hosting company and saw that the name servers
had been changed and were not mine.

Then I went to GoDaddy where the domain is registered and it is still
there under my name. And then I went to the verification site and yes,
it’s still my name there too.”

Research by another plaintiff  in WhoIs records shows that they “appear to have been changed 3 times since she purchased the domain name, despite the fact that she has never activated a website on it. Sounds… like they have done this without her permission for their own gain.”

All of this information is being sent to the California Attorney General, and provides yet more damning proof of Raygoza’s thievery and fraud for the class action suit in progress.

Has desperation set in in LALALand? That Raygoza’s compadres would use what is a well advertised scam method to try to make money in a carelessly executed (phoning a previously scammed contact!!) ripoff is totally amazing.

Hmmmm – unless you remember that these guys figured out a “foolproof” scam, but had no common sense when it came to building and preserving credibility.

They are indeed like roaches – soulless creatures who scuttle in the filth of the criminal world.  No real intelligence – just the basest survival instincts. Make my skin crawl.

Reminders:

  • Give no one online your telephone number unless you want calls from unknown persons
  • Never trust that anyone who phones from an online contact is who they say they are without checking
  • Trust no one who won’t give you their own contact info and provably good references
  • Give no one online banking or credit card info outside of a secured payment site
  • Never believe you must pay to receive a payment