IRS Agents and White Collar Crime – What’s Up? Former Revenue Agent George Tannous Charged With Securities Fraud!

Let me help you states a former IRS agent. Problems with the IRS – I’m there for you!

George Tannous was the man, so thought hundreds of people from around the country. Apparently so did the government, as George Tannous, 51, of Tujunga, was charged in a two-count information that accuses him of conspiracy to commit securities fraud and subscribing to a false tax return. In a plea agreement Tannous agreed to plead guilty to the two felony counts

A former revenue agent with the Internal Revenue Service was charged in relation to a securities fraud scheme that took more than $10 million from hundreds of victims across the country. According to the news release from the US Attorney’s office:

Tannous and three co-conspirators solicited victims to purchase unregistered stock in Bidbay.com, Inc. (also known as Auctiondiner.com, Inc.) and several related shell companies. Tannous was the president of Bidbay. The information alleges that victims were lured by false statements that Bidbay.com and/or the shell companies would soon be acquired by Ebay, Inc. for $20 per share. Ebay never had any intention of acquiring Bidbay.com and, in fact, had filed a trademark infringement lawsuit against Bidbay.com over the use of “bay” in its name.

In an article in auction bytes Ina Steiner reported the following:

BidBay decided to settle with eBay after eBay filed a trademark infringement lawsuit against the smaller auction site last summer. The lawsuit had charged BidBay with copying eBay’s look and feel in the design of its logo and for using the letters “bay” in the BidBay name. Ironically, BidBay owner George Tannous had purchased the domain name “BidBay.com” from an eBay auction. Last month, BidBay redesigned its logo, but apparently that was not enough.

“We can’t fight eBay – it would cost us half a million dollars,” George Tannous, BidBay’s CEO, told AuctionBytes. Tannous said his company has already spent thousands of dollars in legal fees relating to the suit.

Tannous failed to disclose that Bidbay.com and the related shell companies paid sales commissions of more than 50 percent to telemarketers who solicited investors, according to court papers. In 2001, Tannous personally received nearly $3 million in investor funds that he failed to disclose to the IRS, which resulted in more than $800,000 in unpaid taxes.

Wow… George Tannous, former IRS agent who clearly knew better, decided to play with fire and not report income. Now he had to know that would get him in trouble. Big trouble.

According to the information, Tannous failed to disclose to investors that one of his co-conspirators was a convicted felon awaiting sentencing on unrelated fraud charges. That co-conspirator, De Elroy Beeler Jr., was indicted last December by a grand jury (see: http://www.usdoj.gov/usao/cac/pressroom/pr2007/157.html), and he is scheduled to go on trial on May 20.

Every choice has a consequence. Tannous choices will result in a prison sentence. Fortunately for him, he elected to work out a plea agreement which usually results in a shorter prison sentence. Having spent time in federal prison (not something I am proud of), many who cooperate with the government find that an early guilty plea and cooperation will substantially reduce their time behind bars. Today, I speak nationwide on (1) fraud in business, (2) how to avoid fraud in your company and (3) how business ethics can improve your financial performance.

One thing is for sure – You do reap what you sow! Tannous and others will come to learn that soon.

If you know George Tannous and have any comments feel free to jump in! Your comments are welcome!

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22 Responses to IRS Agents and White Collar Crime – What’s Up? Former Revenue Agent George Tannous Charged With Securities Fraud!

  1. sam says:

    This is still; just the tip of the iceberg for this thief!

  2. sam wider says:

    huh, wasn’t this brought to light earlier?

    The complaint herein is not based on the fact that appellant made complaints about Bidbay’s service and pointed out alleged glitches in its program. It is based on completely unrelated allegations that defamatory statements were made charging sale of child pornography and income tax fraud. For purposes of a Section 425.16 motion to strike, we are bound to ignore the possibility of improper motivation or intent due to the Supreme Court’s explicit holdings in Equilon and Cotati.

  3. sam wider says:

    Meanwhile, across the country, US Attorney’s Office for the Middle District of California released a press release stating another former IRS Agent, George Tannous, was charged for a securities fraud scheme which took at least $10 million from hundreds of victims across the country. In a blog posting titled, “Former IRS Agent Pleads,” the author notes that there is a plea agreement which calls for a guilty plea, which Tannous accepted. Tannous plead guilty to two-counts of conspiracy to commit securities fraud and subscribing to a false tax return. Tannous solicited individuals to purchase stock in “Bidbay.com, Inc.” (also known as Auctiondiner.com, Inc.) and several related shell companies. The press release states victims were lured by false statements that Bidbay.com would soon be acquired by EBay, Inc. for $20 per share. EBay never had any intention of acquiring Bidbay.com and, in fact, had filed a trademark infringement lawsuit against Bidbay.com over the use of “bay” in its name. Tannous also personally received nearly $3 million in investor funds which he failed to disclose to the IRS, which resulted in more than $800,000 in unpaid taxes.

  4. Margaret Melton says:

    Maybe George could be on Obama’s cabinet. He would fit right in.

  5. steve says:

    I bought stock from George Tannous in his some online income tax service. They then sold me bidbay stock and now auctiondiner stock. I too was told that ebay was buying bidbay and even something about timewarner taking over. I wonder what the latest news is

    • Robin says:

      Hi. My mother passed away a few years ago and while going through her papers I also found a stock certificate for Auctiondiner.com. So does this mean there is nothing I can do with it? Of if anyone knows what I need to do with it, please let me know.

  6. benito says:

    George Tannous sold me stocks of bidbay and aution-diner.com. Mike Berman was the CEO and won’t let me sell my shares. They took me for more than 30K, my whole life’s savings.
    Where can find this fraudster so I can join another claim against both of them..thank you

  7. wider sam says:

    try this: the man makes private local loans and uses locals as enforcers and collectors. Stole ove 15 million all together or more. still advises tax law. loloao

  8. sam wider says:

    UNITED STATES OF AMERICA
    Before the
    SECURITIES AND EXCHANGE COMMISSION
    SECURITIES EXCHANGE ACT OF 1934 Release No. 53291 / February 15, 2006
    ADMINISTRATIVE PROCEEDING File No. 3-12183
    In the Matter of AuctionDiner.Com, Inc., Respondent.
    ORDER INSTITUTING PROCEEDINGS, MAKING FINDINGS, AND REVOKING REGISTRATION OF SECURITIES PURSUANT TO SECTION 12(j) OF THE SECURITIES EXCHANGE ACT OF 1934
    I.
    The Securities and Exchange Commission (“Commission”) deems it necessary and appropriate for the protection of investors that proceedings be, and hereby are, instituted pursuant to Section 12(j) of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934 (“Exchange Act”), against AuctionDiner.Com, Inc., f/k/a BidBay.Com, Inc., (“Auction Diner” or “Respondent”).
    II.
    In anticipation of the institution of these proceedings, Respondent has submitted an Offer of Settlement (the “Offer”) which the Commission has determined to accept. Solely for the purpose of these proceedings and any other proceedings brought by or on behalf of the Commission, or to which the Commission is a party and without admitting or denying the findings herein, except as to the Commission’s jurisdiction over it and the subject matter of these proceedings, Respondent consents to the entry of this Order Instituting Proceedings, Making Findings, and Revoking Registration of Securities Pursuant to Section 12(j) of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934 (“Order”), as set forth below.
    III.
    On the basis of this Order and Respondent’s Offer, the Commission finds that:
    1. AuctionDiner (CIK No. 1126021) is a Nevada corporation based in Glendale, California. At all times relevant to this proceeding, the common stock of AuctionDiner has been registered with the Commission under Exchange Act
    Section 12(g). As of September 15, 2005, there was no public trading market for
    AuctionDiner’s securities.
    2. AuctionDiner has failed to comply with Exchange Act Section 13(a) and Rules 13a-1 and 13a-13 thereunder while its securities were registered with the Commission in that it has not filed any periodic reports since the period ending June 30, 2002.
    IV.
    Section 12(j) of the Exchange Act provides as follows:
    The Commission is authorized, by order, as it deems necessary or appropriate for the protection of investors to deny, to suspend the effective date of, to suspend for a period not exceeding twelve months, or to revoke the registration of a security, if the Commission finds, on the record after notice and opportunity for hearing, that the issuer of such security has failed to comply with any provision of this title or the rules and regulations thereunder. No member of a national securities exchange, broker, or dealer shall make use of the mails or any means or instrumentality of interstate commerce to effect any transaction in, or to induce the purchase or sale of, any security the registration of which has been and is suspended or revoked pursuant to the preceding sentence.
    In view of the foregoing, the Commission finds that it is necessary and
    appropriate for the protection of investors to impose the sanction specified in
    Respondent’s Offer.
    Accordingly, it is hereby ORDERED, pursuant to Section 12(j) of the Exchange
    Act, that registration of each class of Respondent’s securities registered pursuant to
    Section 12 of the Exchange Act be, and hereby is, revoked.
    By the Commission.
    Nancy M. Morris

  9. Jack Steinberg says:

    We’ve had a number of clients contact us who were ripped off by this fraudster. Often times he used different company names that were similar to auction diner and bidbay – basically same story just another company name that supposedly owned auctiondiner or bidbay. The story was they were in negotiations with eBay because of their technology for local search and would be worth 20-30X current investment. Obviously nothing happened – “restricted shares” companies did not really exist yada yada yada… meanwhile people are out a tens of thousands of dollars.

    The sooner they lock him up the better.

  10. Response to Jack Above says:

    Changing Venues – Washington State Bar Association
    Jack Steinberg of Seattle passed away January 16, 2000. He practiced law for 61 years, 29 of those in partnership with his son Quentin Steinberg. …

  11. lisa says:

    I found 5 shares common stock for bidbay.com that I forgot about back in 2000….is it worth anything? Did anyone launch class action suit???

  12. anon says:

    United States Attorney’s Office
    Central District of California

    Thom Mrozek
    Public Affairs Officer

    (213) 894-6947
    thom.mrozek@usdoj.gov

    ——————————————————————————–

    Return to the 2008 Press Release Index
    Release No. 08-042

    April 15,2008

    FORMER IRS REVENUE AGENT CHARGED IN INVESTMENT SCAM
    THAT SOLD UNREGISTERED SECURITIES IN INTERNET COMPANIES

    Scam Bilked Investors across the Country out of more than $10 Million

    A former revenue agent with the Internal Revenue Service was charged today in relation to a securities fraud scheme that took more than $10 million from hundreds of victims across the country.

    George Tannous, 51, of Tujunga, was charged in a two-count information that accuses him of conspiracy to commit securities fraud and subscribing to a false tax return. In a plea agreement also filed today in United States District Court in Los Angeles, Tannous agreed to plead guilty to the two felony counts.

    The information outlines a scheme in which Tannous and three co-conspirators solicited victims to purchase unregistered stock in Bidbay.com, Inc. (also known as Auctiondiner.com, Inc.) and several related shell companies. Tannous was the president of Bidbay. The information alleges that victims were lured by false statements that Bidbay.com and/or the shell companies would soon be acquired by Ebay, Inc. for $20 per share. Ebay never had any intention of acquiring Bidbay.com and, in fact, had filed a trademark infringement lawsuit against Bidbay.com over the use of “bay” in its name.

    Tannous failed to disclose that Bidbay.com and the related shell companies paid sales commissions of more than 50 percent to telemarketers who solicited investors, according to court papers. In 2001, Tannous personally received nearly $3 million in investor funds that he failed to disclose to the IRS, which resulted in more than $800,000 in unpaid taxes.

    According to the information, Tannous failed to disclose to investors that one of his co-conspirators was a convicted felon awaiting sentencing on unrelated fraud charges. That co-conspirator, De Elroy Beeler Jr., was indicted last December by a grand jury (see: http://www.usdoj.gov/usao/cac/pressroom/pr2007/157.html), and he is scheduled to go on trial on May 20.

    Tannous is expected to make his first court appearance in the coming weeks.

    The cases against Tannous and Beeler are part of an ongoing investigation by the Federal Bureau of Investigation and IRS-Criminal Investigation.

    #####

    Release No. 08-042
    Return to the 2008 Press Release Index

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  13. someoneelsedidit says:

    BidBay Founder Sentenced to Prison
    By Ina Steiner
    EcommerceBytes.com
    March 26, 2012

    inShare2

    ——————————————————————————–

    The founder of BidBay.com, an auction site that competed with eBay from 2000 – 2001, was sentenced to nearly three years in federal prison after pleading guilty to charges related to an investment scheme involving the company, according to reports. “George Tannous pleaded guilty in 2008 to charges of conspiracy and filing a false tax return for his role in a scheme that defrauded hundreds of investors in Bidbay.com, which was developing an online auction website,” wrote the LA Times.

    According to the Associated Press, a jury in 2005 found George Tannous and his partner, former Rep. Wes Cooley, had lied in 2000 when they said online-auction giant eBay.com was about to buy their BidBay.com. The two were ordered to pay $2.2 million to 11 St. Louis-area investors.

    In fact, eBay forced BidBay to change its name by suing it for trademark infringement. BidBay became AuctionDiner, then Bidway.com, and launched another service called Multi Level Auctions (MLA).

    Cnet recounted the tale of BidBay in this 2006 report.

    According to Businessweek, Tannous had received nearly $3 million in investor funds in 2001 but didn’t report the proceeds to the IRS, according to authorities

  14. sam widerer says:

    United States of America v. George Constantine Tannous

    United States District Court Central District of California

    Official citation and/or docket number and footnotes (if any) for this case available with purchase.

    March 19, 2012

    UNITED STATES OF AMERICA
    v.
    GEORGE CONSTANTINE TANNOUS
    GEORGE TANNOUS

    Social Security No. 0 1 2 2

    (Last 4 digits)

    JUDGMENT AND PROBATION/COMMITMENT ORDER

    MONTH DAY YEAR

    In the presence of the attorney for the government, the defendant appeared in person March 19 2012

    Jim Spertus, retained.

    (Name of Counsel)

    X GUILTY, and the court being satisfied that there is a factual basis for the plea.

    NOLO CONTENDERE NOT GUILTY

    There being a finding/verdict of GUILTY, defendant has been convicted as charged of the offense(s) of:

    Count 1: Conspiracy (18 U.S.C. §371); Count 2: Subscribing to a False Tax Return (26 U.S.C. § 7206(1)) as charged in the 2 Count Information.

    The Court asked whether there was any reason why judgment should not be pronounced. Because no sufficient cause to the contrary was shown, or appeared to the Court, the Court adjudged the defendant guilty as charged and convicted and ordered that: Pursuant to the Sentencing Reform Act of 1984, it is the judgment of the Court that the defendant is hereby committed to the custody of the Bureau of Prisons to be imprisoned for a term of:

    Pursuant to the Sentencing Reform Act of 1984, it is the judgment of the Court that the defendant, George Tannous, is hereby committed on the Information to the custody of the Bureau of Prisons to be imprisoned for a term of 33 months. This term consists of 33 months on Count 1, and 10 months on Count 2, to be served concurrently.

    Upon release from imprisonment, the defendant shall be placed on supervised release for a term of 3 years. This term consists of 3 years on Count 1 and 1 year on Count 2, all such terms to run concurrently and under the following terms and conditions:

    The defendant shall comply with General Order No. 01-05;

    The defendant shall comply with the rules and regulations of the

    U. S. Probation Office and General Order 318;

    The defendant shall refrain from any unlawful use of a controlled substance. The defendant shall submit to one drug test within 15 days of release from imprisonment and at least two periodic drug tests thereafter, not to exceed eight tests per month, as directed by the Probation Officer;

    The defendant shall participate in an outpatient substance abuse treatment and counseling program that includes urinalysis, breath, and/or sweat patch testing, as directed by the Probation Officer. The defendant shall abstain from using illicit drugs and alcohol, and abusing prescription medications during the period of supervision;

    During the course of supervision, the Probation Officer, with the agreement of the defendant and defense counsel, may place the defendant in a residential drug treatment program approved by the United States Probation Office for treatment of narcotic addiction or drug dependency, which may include counseling and testing, to determine if the defendant has reverted to the use of drugs, and the defendant shall reside in the treatment program until discharged by the Program Director and Probation Officer;

    As directed by the Probation Officer, the defendant shall pay all or part of the costs of treating the defendant’s alcohol dependency to the aftercare contractor during the period of community supervision, pursuant to 18 U.S.C. § 3672. The defendant shall provide payment and proof of payment as directed by the Probation Officer;

    The Court authorizes the Probation Office to disclose the Presentence Report to the substance abuse treatment provider to facilitate the defendant’s treatment for narcotic addiction or drug dependency. Further redisclosure of the Presentence Report by the treatment provider is prohibited without the consent of the sentencing judge;

    During the period of community supervision the defendant shall pay the special assessment and restitution in accordance with this judgment’s orders pertaining to such payment;

    The defendant shall truthfully and timely file and pay taxes owed for the years of conviction; and shall truthfully and timely file and pay taxes during the period of community supervision. Further, the defendant shall show proof to the Probation Officer of compliance with this order;

    The defendant shall not engage, as whole or partial owner, employee or otherwise, in any business involving loan programs, telemarketing activities, investment programs or any other business involving the solicitation of funds or cold-calls to customers without the express approval of the Probation Officer prior to engagement in such employment. Further, the defendant shall provide the Probation Officer with access to any and all business records, client lists and other records pertaining to the operation of any business owned, in whole or in part, by the defendant, as directed by the Probation Officer;

    The defendant shall cooperate in the collection of a DNA sample from the defendant;

    The defendant shall apply monies in excess of $500 received from income tax refunds to the outstanding court-ordered financial obligation. In addition, the defendant shall apply all monies received from lottery winnings, inheritance, judgments and any anticipated or unexpected financial gains to the outstanding court-ordered financial obligation.

    It is further ordered that the defendant surrender himself to the institution designated by the Bureau of Prisons on or before 12 noon, on May 18, 2012 . In the absence of such designation, the defendant shall report on or before the same date and time, to the United States Marshal located at:

    Roybal Federal Building 255 East Temple Street Los Angeles, California 90012

    It is ordered that the defendant shall pay restitution pursuant to 18 U.S.C. § 3663 (A). Defendant shall pay restitution in the total amount of $8,797,201 to victims as set forth in a separate victim list prepared by the probation office which this Court adopts and which reflects the Court’s determination of the amount of restitution due to each victim. The victim list, which shall be forwarded to the fiscal section of the clerk’s office, shall remain confidential to protect the privacy interests of the victims.

    All fines are waived as it is found that such sanction would place an undue burden on the defendant’s dependents.

    SPECIAL ASSESSMENT: It is ordered that the defendant shall pay to the United States a special assessment of $200, which is due immediately.

    SENTENCING FACTORS: The sentence is based upon the factors set forth in 18 U.S.C. § 3553, including the applicable sentencing range set forth in the guidelines.

    The Court’s first priority is a STRONG RECOMMENDATION that the defendant participates in the 500-hour drug program, if the defendant qualifies. The Court’s second priority is a RECOMMENDATION for a BOP facility as close to the Southern California vicinity assuming this request does not conflict with the recommendation for the 500-hour drug treatment program.

    In addition to the special conditions of supervision imposed above, it is hereby ordered that the Standard Conditions of Probation and Supervised Release within this judgment be imposed. The Court may change the conditions of supervision, reduce or extend the period of supervision, and at any time during the supervision period or within the maximum period permitted by law, may issue a warrant and revoke supervision for a violation occurring during the supervision period.

    United States District Judge

    It is ordered that the Clerk deliver a copy of this Judgment and Probation/Commitment Order to the U.S. Marshal or other qualified officer.

    Clerk, U.S. District Court

    March 19, 2012 By

    John A. Chambers

    Filed Date Deputy Clerk

    The defendant shall comply with the standard conditions that have been adopted by this court (set forth below).

    STANDARD CONDITIONS OF PROBATION AND SUPERVISED RELEASE

    While the defendant is on probation or supervised release pursuant to this judgment: The defendant shall not commit another Federal, state or local crime; the defendant shall not leave the judicial district without the written permission of the court or probation officer; the defendant shall report to the probation officer as directed by the court or probation officer and shall submit a truthful and complete written report within the first five days of each month; the defendant shall answer truthfully all inquiries by the probation officer and follow the instructions of the probation officer; the defendant shall support his or her dependents and meet other family responsibilities; the defendant shall work regularly at a lawful occupation unless excused by the probation officer for schooling, training, or other acceptable reasons; the defendant shall notify the probation officer at least 10 days prior to any change in residence or employment; the defendant shall refrain from excessive use of alcohol and shall not purchase, possess, use, distribute, or administer any narcotic or other controlled substance, or any paraphernalia related to such substances, except as prescribed by a physician; the defendant shall not frequent places where controlled substances are illegally sold, used, distributed or administered;

    10. the defendant shall not associate with any persons engaged in criminal activity, and shall not associate with any person convicted of a felony unless granted permission to do so by the probation officer;

    11. the defendant shall permit a probation officer to visit him or her at any time at home or elsewhere and shall permit confiscation of any contraband observed in plain view by the probation officer;

    12. the defendant shall notify the probation officer within 72 hours of being arrested or questioned by a law enforcement officer;

    13. the defendant shall not enter into any agreement to act as an informer or a special agent of a law enforcement agency without the permission of the court;

    14. as directed by the probation officer, the defendant shall notify third parties of risks that may be occasioned by the defendant’s criminal record or personal history or characteristics, and shall permit the probation officer to make such notifications and to conform the defendant’s compliance with such notification requirement;

    15. the defendant shall, upon release from any period of custody, report to the probation officer within 72 hours;

    16. and, for felony cases only: not possess a firearm, destructive device, or any other dangerous weapon.

    The defendant will also comply with the following special conditions pursuant to General Order 01-05 (set forth below).

    STATUTORY PROVISIONS PERTAINING TO PAYMENT AND COLLECTION OF FINANCIAL SANCTIONS

    The defendant shall pay interest on a fine or restitution of more than $2,500, unless the court waives interest or unless the fine or restitution is paid in full before the fifteenth (15th) day after the date of the judgment pursuant to 18 U.S.C. §3612(f)(1). Payments may be subject to penalties for default and delinquency pursuant to 18 U.S.C. §3612(g). Interest and penalties pertaining to restitution , however, are not applicable for offenses completed prior to April 24, 1996.

    If all or any portion of a fine or restitution ordered remains unpaid after the termination of supervision, the defendant shall pay the balance as directed by the United States Attorney’s Office. 18 U.S.C. §3613.

    The defendant shall notify the United States Attorney within thirty (30) days of any change in the defendant’s mailing address or residence until all fines, restitution, costs, and special assessments are paid in full. 18 U.S.C. §3612(b)(1)(F).

    The defendant shall notify the Court through the Probation Office, and notify the United States Attorney of any material change in the defendant’s economic circumstances that might affect the defendant’s ability to pay a fine or restitution, as required by 18 U.S.C. §3664(k). The Court may also accept such notification from the government or the victim, and may, on its own motion or that of a party or the victim, adjust the manner of payment of a fine or restitution-pursuant to 18 U.S.C. §3664(k). See also 18 U.S.C. §3572(d)(3) and for probation 18 U.S.C.

    Payments shall be applied in the following order:

    1. Special assessments pursuant to 18 U.S.C. §3013;

    2. Restitution, in this sequence: Private victims (individual and corporate), Providers of compensation to private victims, The United States as victim;

    3. Fine;

    4. Community restitution, pursuant to 18 U.S.C. §3663(c); and

    5. Other penalties and costs.

    SPECIAL CONDITIONS FOR PROBATION AND SUPERVISED RELEASE

    As directed by the Probation Officer, the defendant shall provide to the Probation Officer: (1) a signed release authorizing credit report inquiries; (2) federal and state income tax returns or a signed release authorizing their disclosure and (3) an accurate financial statement, with supporting documentation as to all assets, income and expenses of the defendant. In addition, the defendant shall not apply for any loan or open any line of credit without prior approval of the Probation Officer.

    The defendant shall maintain one personal checking account. All of defendant’s income, “monetary gains,” or other pecuniary proceeds shall be deposited into this account, which shall be used for payment of all personal expenses. Records of all other bank accounts, including any business accounts, shall be disclosed to the Probation Officer upon request.

    The defendant shall not transfer, sell, give away, or otherwise convey any asset with a fair market value in excess of $500 without approval of the Probation Officer until all financial obligations imposed by the Court have been satisfied in full.

    These conditions are in addition to any other conditions imposed by this judgment.

    RETURN

    I have executed the within Judgment and Commitment as follows:

    to

    Defendant noted on appeal on

    Defendant’s appeal determined on

    to

    the institution designated by the Bureau of Prisons, with a certified copy of the within Judgment and Commitment.

    United States Marshal

    By

    Date Deputy Marshal

    CERTIFICATE

    I hereby attest and certify this date that the foregoing document is a full, true and correct copy of the original on file in my office, and in my

    Clerk, U.S. District Court

    By

    Filed Date Deputy Clerk

    FOR U.S. PROBATION OFFICE USE ONLY

    Upon a finding of violation of probation or supervised release, I understand that the court may (1) revoke supervision, (2) extend the term of supervision, and/or (3) modify the conditions of supervision.

    These conditions have been read to me. I fully understand the conditions and have been provided a copy of them.

    Defendant Date

    U. S. Probation Officer/Designated Witness Date

    20120319

    © 1992-2012 VersusLaw Inc.

  15. Dennis Zekoff says:

    Does anyone know about a court-ordered seizure of belonged assets of 1.7 million, for investors of Bidway/AuctionDiners?
    Jeffrey Lee & John Roberts said they would mail out dispersements.
    They never returned my phone calls?

    • jack says:

      Jeffrey Lee gave me the same story. Trying to get more money out of me. Would like to here what they told you. if you would like to talk let me know,

  16. Wantingjustice says:

    Whatever anyone believes regarding whether or not George Tannous owns any businesses maybe they should check his daughter out. He put everything in his daughter Rachel’s name and what isn’t in her name is in his new wife’s name. This man and his daughter run a dog grooming school located at 8459 Foothill Blvd. Sunland, Ca 91040. They have told people they are under new ownership of course referring to Rachel but George Tannous is still there most of the time. This business is the worst place i have ever had the misfortune of using. We took our dogs there and came home with fleas then when they said they would remedy they didn’t do anything. They had my dogs all day and did nothing but apply a flea application which did nothing. These people are liars and they have no problem being that way. I hope that if people are looking for their money they can eventually recover and I hope by knowing he is involved with this business which was his but now is in his daughter’s name that maybe someone will actually do something and close this dump down. George Tannous is a criminal and if his daughter is covering so people can’t get recourse well here ya go. Find them get them and make them pay. He ripped people off for millions. Don’t let him get away with must moving his businesses owners names.

  17. AntsInMyEyesJohnson says:

    Known him many years – he’s always been a scammer and a cheat. The man was born without a conscience. Cost him a lot of friendships and relationships. Wouldn’t be surprised to find his email address in the Ashley Madison dump. Anyone out there know his email address?

  18. Alex says:

    I encountered Mike S. Berman in these replies. This POS was running the same scam under Discount Gold Brokers, Inc. Charged by the District Attn’s Office for stealing over $4M and got from a corrupt judge just 4.4 years. And that was only for the victims listed by the DA. There are many many more all over the country – they advertised via Fox Business and got a lot of people on the hook. Only $400.00 found on the account. Probably going on parole rite now. Will did up the buried Gold & Silver and prosper happily ever after.

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