The Arraignment of Andy Powers Communicliqe

It's a warm muggy August morning, 10:37 AM in Alexandria VA as I enter the US 4th District Court House, sans phone, or any electronics (which is why I had to do the extremely competent, near-professional, artistic collage and rendering of the back of Powers' head as he faced the judge), show my ID, go through the scanner and up the escalator. In the courthouse second floor lobby, I am surprised to see Eugene Gorokhov of Burnham & Gorokhov, Andy Powers' former attorney assigned as a public defender. Former because Gorokhov represented Andy up until two weeks ago when Powers dismissed him. Andy who couldn't afford an attorney and was therefore assigned a public defender all of a sudden found the money to afford private counsel. Two weeks ago, this scum-sucking pig told the court he was firing Gorokhov, who was hired as a public defender in favor of a newly hired although still not yet hired, unnamed private attorney thus delaying the arraignment two weeks. That's why we're all here today (see more here). If you are not familiar, with the Powers case. In 2006, Andy Powers started Communiclique (aka Clique API). In summer 2018, a Commonwealth of Virginia Court found...

Andy Powers Arraignment Hearing

As of now it appears that Andy Powers, the CEO of Communiclique will appear in the before Judge Alston for Arraignment at the Alexandria Federal Court House, Room 601. I hope you can make it for the arraignment in the case, United States v. Defendant(s) Andrew B. Powers, Case Number 2018R02532 and Court Docket Number 19-CR-00213. The arraignment is scheduled before Judge Rossie Alston on August 16, 2019, 11:00 AM at Alexandria Courtroom 601, Federal Courthouse, 401 Courthouse Sq, Alexandria VA for the case which involves defendant Andrew B. Powers. The main purpose of this hearing is for the defendant to enter a plea to the charges filed in this case. Powers is charged with the following: Wire fraud, February 17, 2016 – $1,000,0011 Wire fraud, August 8, 2016 – $115,200 Wire fraud, September 6, 2017 – $100,005 Wire fraud, September 1, 2017 – $440,000  Mail fraud, April 4, 2017 Inducing interstate travel to defraud, November 29, 2016 Unlawful Monetary Transaction, September 21, 2015 – $75,308 to purchase a 2015 GMC Yukon Unlawful Monetary Transaction, September 25, 2015 – $157,050 to purchase a 2015 BMW i8      ...

Ram Reddy Wants The World To Know He’s An Innocent Victim

If you are a follower of my blog and interested in the Communiclique story you might be familiar with Dr. Parvathareddy Balarami Reddy, commonly known as Ram Reddy. According to Ram's own words, his LinkedIn profile before it was recently altered and his Business Card (an image of which can be found below). Ram Reddy was Chairman of the Board of Communiclique starting in 2007. But today, he wants people to believe he had nothing to do with the company except to have been an innocent victimized investor, who like so many other investors was duped by Andy Powers...

DCTech Executive and Mindshare Member Dede Haskins Succumbs to Brain Cancer

Dede Haskins, a fixture in the DC Tech community passed on August 8th at the Capital Caring Adler Center in Aldie, VA. Dede, succumbed to a four year battle with brain cancer. For over a decade Dede Haskins worked tirelessly to help build the technology ecosystem and concentrating her efforts on promoting women in technology. Dede was a member of the Mindshare Class of 2008. Mindshare is a DC Area organization of over 1,000 local tech CEOs.  Dede was the 2004 President of Women in Technology. Haskins served five years as the president of STEM for Her. She was a Director of the local chapter of The Founder Institute. Dede was a kind, thoughtful woman who was generous with her time. I will miss her counsel and she will be missed by the DC Tech community. She is survived by twin daughters, Morgan, and Shannon.  Ladies, please know that many of us loved your mother and mourn your loss. Jeff Payne who worked with Dede Haskins at Cigital, a company he founded posted, Words cannot describe the sadness I feel. Dede worked with me at Cigital for many years and we've been friends ever since. She had the unique ability to be a no nonsense...

Scammer Danny Boice Scammed by AdvisoryCloud

There's nothing more fitting than when a scammer is scammed. Let me set the Stage. Danny Boice is a well-documented perpetrator of fraud and embezzlement. He recently spent time in orange and white striped prison garb and leg shackles to explain to a judge why a guy who owned a $1.5 million home, a Tesla, had a chauffeur, maid, nanny, the groundskeeper was $50K in arrears on child support. Boice has allegedly scammed people of over $30 million dollars while embezzling the cash for personal use. So it's only fitting that this clown is now paying AdvisoryCloud to find paid advisory positions and AdvsoryCloud will work as hard for Danny's benefit as Danny worked for the benefit of his employees, vendors, customers, and investors when he was at Trustify. In other words, they're going to keep his money and laugh at him! Who is AdvisoryCloud? AdvisoryCloud is the F-rated Better Business Bueruea, 1-star Tust Pilot ranked, scam company that charges people who are too niave to be advisors as evidenced by the fact that they are not smart enough to check internet reviews before paying AdvisoryCloud to not get them an advisory position for which they are obviously not qualified. Here's how Danny Boice describes himself...

Clique CEO Andy Powers indicted on 8 criminal counts

Clique  CEO Andy Powers indicted on 8 criminal counts in the United States District Court for the Eastern District of Virginia, Alexandria Division on July 24, 2019. Clique's (AKA Communiclique) Andy Powers faces 4 counts of wire fraud, 1 count of mail fraud, 1 count of inducing interstate travel to defraud, and 2 counts of unlawful monetary transactions. Add these charges to a $10 million judgment against Powers in a Virginia Court just a year ago. Wire fraud, February 17, 2016 - $1,000,0011 Wire fraud, August 8, 2016 - $115,200 Wire fraud, September 6, 2017 - $100,005 Wire fraud, September 1, 2017 - $440,000  Mail fraud, April 4, 2017 Inducing interstate travel to defraud, November 29, 2016 Unlawful Monetary Transaction, September 21, 2015 - $75,308 to purchase a 2015 GMC Yukon Unlawful Monetary Transaction, September 25, 2015 - $157,050 to purchase a 2015 BMW i8 The indictment also mentions the bonehead move by Powers when he admitted in a posted he defrauded investors (he called it a little mistake) on his website. If this imbecile had consulted an attorney, he would have been advised to not address the case in a public forum. These words came back to bite him. "On or about October...

Andy Powers Communiclique Court Delay

It appears that Andy Powers is still negotiating his plea bargain. It appears that the courts are not pursuing charges against the company's former CFO Tim Lee and Chairman of the Board Ram Reddy.  That's a head-scratcher, how could the Chairman of the Board and CFO not know their company barely had any revenues? How could they not know that the company was hemorrhaging cash?  Communiclique(aka Clique or Clique API) clearly appears to be a $50  - $70 million Ponzi scheme. I don't know if Tim Lee or Ram Reddy are guilty of any crime. Based on paragraph 26 of the criminal complaint (see below), someone with the initials PR, likely Ram Ready whose legal name is, Parvathareddy Balarami Reddy claimed he just passed on information. He didn't verify the accuracy? 26. P.R. was interviewed by the FBI and advised that all of the information he passed along to investors came directly from POWERS. It appears PR asserted he passed on information that came directly from Powers and it infers that PR didn't know the information he passed on to investors included bold-faced lies. An attorney, John P. Rowley III of  SCHERTLER & ONORATO, LLP, who claims to represent Ram Reddy in which R. Rowley asserts in a letter to...

Matt De Leon Attempts To Save His Career by Rewriting History

Matt De Leon is either a complete imbecile or a coconspirator in the Ponzi Scheme that was Trustify.  My money is on both. Everything I've been told and observed leads me to believe he's both a moron and a crook. By way of background, who is Matt De Leon? According to Matt's LinkedIn profile (which I have to view under an alias because for some unfathomable reason Matthew De Leon blocks me on social media. Insert sad face here.) he joined a company called Trustify in May 2016. As the story of Trustify unfolded over the years it is apparent the company defrauded investors who thought they were investing in a company, only to find out they invested in a facade of a company which in reality was just a personal bank account for its founders and officers. Investors watched as $18 million dollars evaporated funding a lavish luxurious lifestyle for the companies executives. After scores of interviews with former Trustify employees, vendors, investigators, and investors and scouring a multitude of lawsuits against the company it is apparent that Trustify's revenues were greatly exaggerated and that fraud was committed (see this investor lawsuit). Matt De Leon is trying to claim he was...

Andy Powers Communiclique (CliqueAPI) Criminal and Bankruptcy Court Update

According to Andy Medici of the Washington Business Journal, federal prosecutors are working with Andy Powers, CEO of Communiclique, AKA Clique API on a plea deal. The article which is behind a paywall states: “The parties in this case are exploring a pre-indictment guilty plea,” the joint motion reads. "The parties are working diligently, however, the investigation in this case covers a period of several years and the financial evidence is voluminous." The government is represented in the case by Federal Prosecutor, Jack Handy. Powers' requested a public defender, which is usually only supplied to indigent defendants. Powers is represented by Eugene Gorokhov of the white-collar criminal defense firm Burnham & Gorokhov. It is not clear if they Gorokhov was assigned the case as a public defender or if Powers is footing the bill (For more information about the case see this post). Whoever is footing the bill appears to be getting their money's worth as Powers has ceased many of his bonehead actions.  Powers has clammed up. He did not respond to Andy Medici's request for comment and he got rid of moronic blog posts in which he admitted his guilt. For instance, back in May of 2019, Andy Powers wrote a post, admitting...