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?

NEWEST RAYGOZA SCHEME TO BEWARE OF!

Raygoza’s Work From Home Site

Guess he has to raise bail money somehow!

Information received this from one of our group:

Beware the latest scam by Raygoza just out of jail:

http://workfromhome-iso.com/

WHOIS information for workfromhome-iso.com :

[Querying whois.verisign-grs.com]
[Redirected to whois.tucows.com]
[Querying whois.tucows.com]
[whois.tucows.com]
Registrant:
workfromhome-iso.com
700 S. Flower St
Suite #1410
los angeles, CA 90017
US

Domain name: WORKFROMHOME-ISO.COM

Administrative Contact:
Raygoza, John hostmaster@jumplaunch.com
700 S. Flower St
Suite #1410
los angeles, CA 90017
US

+1.8773115867

Technical Contact:
Manager, Domain hostmaster@jumplaunch.com
700 S. Flower St
Suite #1410
LOS ANGELES, CA 90017
US

Also beware of calls from Joel Merchant, alias Joel Lansky, who I understand is still associated with Raygoza.

Comments:

  • Charlie  On May 12, 2011 at 20:51

    Coming soon: work-from-prison.com by jailbird John Paul.

RAYGOZA SCHEDULED FOR RELEASE TODAY?

LOWERED BAIL AMOUNT AND A COURT DATE OF JUNE 7, 2011 SET YESTERDAY

John Paul Raygoza had a court date yesterday. The only thing I’ve been able to find out so far is that he has a new court date and his bail amount has been reduced. Since bail amounts are tied to charges, I’m assuming a charge or charges have been dropped?

This morning there are jail records for 3  individuals named in Case number BHSA077302. Next court date for all three is June 7, 2011. I’m guessing there’s at least a fourth since the case number sequence indicates number “2” is missing from the list. I’ll forego giving my opinion about who that might be at this point.

John Paul Raygoza – Case No: BHSA077302-01, bail now $350,000

Michael Lee Burleson – Case No: BHSA077302-03; bail $455,000

Manuel Eduardo Molina – Case No: BHSA077302-04; bail $200.000

The screencaps of the jail information are at PushTrafficSwindle.com

There is a great service for victims of crime who want to be notified of the impending release of a prisoner. Link to that site is:

https://www.vinelink.com/vinelink/siteInfoAction.do?siteId=5010

You input the inmate’s ID (found at the top of the jail record as “Booking number”), the inmate’s names and your preferred method of notification.

I was notified by email this morning that Raygoza was scheduled for release today. It appears that may have happened.

One can confirm information through telephone numbers on that site, and of course it will show up in jail records once enough time has passed for data updates.

19:07 Edited to add:

Raygoza has been released from LASD Twin Towers as of late today.

Raygoza Was Able to Post Bail of Almost a Half Million

Doesn’t Anyone Question Where a Thug Like Him Gets the Money?

 One of John Paul Raygoza’s “victims” found that LAPD’s Detective John Barragan’s email address – given to us for reporting our experiences with Raygoza, is no longer valid. There was supposedly an LAPD computer crime task force investigating Raygoza.

Recently the LA County Sheriff’s Department actually arrested Raygoza on charges of “torture”, “kidnapping”, “robbery” and a weapons infraction, among others, and jailed him. A court appearance was scheduled for this morning.

 My question is:

Does any law agency care enough to question where little thugs like Raygoza and his brother, Ted Molina, get the kind of money that they can afford bail of over $450,000? We KNOW where he got it – from us.

If the LAPD no longer care, perhaps we could get the LA County Sheriff’s Department to look at our complaints, since they’re having direct dealings with Raygoza now.

 Please write the LA County District Attorney and let him know your concerns and frustrations with Mr. Raygoza and the source of his money

Contact information is at”

http://da.co.la.ca.us/feedback.htm#usps

 or here”

There are three ways to contact them. 

1.       E-Mail us directly at webmail@da.lacounty.gov.

2.       Go to our Contact Form and submit it if your email program doesn’t work.

3.       US mail to:

District Attorney’s Office
County of Los Angeles
210 West Temple Street, Suite 18000
Los Angeles, CA 90012-3210

Telephone (213) 974-3512
Fax (213) 974-1484

TTY (800) 457-7778
(8:30am – 5:00pm M-F)

I know everyone is tired of trying to get law enforcement agencies to pay attention, but this creep will only be stopped, and pay for his crimes, if those he hurt hang in with the fight to see justice.

Please give it one more go, and write, email, fax or phone!

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.