DCTech Startup Crime Update

It's that time again for the DCTech Startup Crime Update. Lots of little movement with the Crooks and Criminals of DCTech but not enough to warrant a single subject blog and therefore I'm going to provide a general DCTech Startup Crime Update on multiple happenings around DCTech. DCTech Startup Crime Update -Existing Projects Andy Powers and Communiclique (Clique, CliqueAPI) - Every month that Andy doesn't live rent-free on the federally funded 3 hots and a cot program, costs his investors a ton of evaporating capital including the $35 thousand per month rent on his home (see home and court details).  On Monday 4/29, Andy Power's lawyer showed up just prior to the 4 PM deadline with the data to prove that the company was a legitimate business. The invoices submitted were obviously fraudulent...

Andy Powers Communiclique Fraudulent Response

Updated May 6, 2019, with new evidence: On April 29th, Andy Power's attorney submitted a Communiclique fraudulent response to the Involuntary Bankruptcy Petition (see this post for Bankruptcy Petition). After reading this Communiclique fraudulent response, I am confident that Andy Powers can add, Bankruptcy Fraud to a long list of crimes he and other board members and officers of Communiclique (aka Clique and CliqueAPI) perpetrated including, Security Fraud, Bank Fraud, Wire Fraud, Tax Fraud, Forgery, and Embezzlement. The response features, what appears to be doctored, invoices and payment receipts to company vendors intended to prove the company is a legitimate business running a legitimate operation. It attempts to document that the company is solvent and responsibly dispatching its financial obligations (See Communiclique Fraudulent Response Here). Communiclique Fraudelent Response by Glen Hellman on Scribd Updated: See the latest filing telling the judge that the invoices were doctored here (Communiclique Fraud Allegation): The new filing states: Alleged Debtors have defrauded investors, lenders, and vendors alike. Unfortunately, they have now defrauded this Court.  Concerned by known fraudulent conduct of the Alleged Debtors (and the known and potential negative repercussions thereof on their estates), the Petitioning Creditors opposed the Alleged Debtors attempt to extend the deadline to file answers to the Petitions. Ultimately, the Court...

New Fraud Allegations Against Danny Boice, CEO Trustify

Anchorage Capital is suing Danny Boice, Jennifer Mellon and Trustify for fraud and embezzlement in this filing. New fraud allegations against Danny Boice, CEO Trustify. According to the original filing, 5. Trustify's CEO, Daniel K. Boice ("Boice"), solicited Anchorage to participate in the Series B round. Unlike the Series A round, Boice wanted to raise at least $15 million (with a maximum of $20 million) during the Series B round before the round would close and the Series B Preferred Stock would be issued. 6. Boice told Anchorage that the Series B round had a lead investor Nfluence Partners ("Nfluence"), a well-established boutique investment bank for technology, media, and telecom transactions. Nevertheless, Boice and other Trustify officers simultaneously voiced uncertainty as to whether the Series B round would reach its $15 million target minimum raise, and thus actually close and issue Series B Preferred Stock. 7. Due to this uncertainty, Anchorage told Boice that it would only wire funds as pa1i of the Series B round after Nfluence had done the same. Boice and Anchorage also agreed that any funds Anchorage wired to Trustify would be kept in a specific Series B-related bank account with Square 1 Bank in New York and that such funds would be returned directly to Anchorage if the Series...

Andy Powers, CliqueAPI The $50 Million Ponzi Scheme

Hello Kids! It's that time again where we check in with our old pal Andy Powers, CliqueAPI (AKA Communiclique). Just in case you've been living in a hefty bag, let me catch up. Communiclique (sometimes called Clique, other times called CliqueAPI because it's harder to hit a moving target) raised anywhere from $50-70 million dollars. In 2016 a court in the Commonwealth of Virginia ordered the company to stop raising money...

Attention Law Enforcement – Matthew Pugsley Chalant Health

Attention law enforcement, be warned that Matthew Pugsley, Chalant Health, CEO is on the prowl. There was a time where he took an actual job. It appears that he lost that job and is back raising money for his company that is a total scam (see this post). Matt's been evicted again and is seeking a new place to rent. Landlords be careful, this guy has been evicted for non-payment of rent about a dozen times (see post). By the end of this week, Matthew Pugsley, Chalant Health CEO, may get free rent. He is likely to get 3 hots and a cot for being seriously in arrears on child support. Meanwhile, while not paying child support this scofflaw is a big spender when he goes out on the town (see this post). Here's a warning to landlords and prospective employees who are thinking about working for Matthew Pugsley, Chalant Health CEO, think twice. Here's a recent message I received from someone claiming to be a former employee. I just your articles about the con-man Matthew Pugsley. He is a horrible person who conned young naive sonographers fresh out of school into jobs, came up with a million and one excuses on why he...

Buckley Law wins Legal Judgement Against Trustify

Another legal judgment against Trustify is added to the pile. The once high-flying, never high-achieving, always unethical DC area startup has crumbled under the weight of hubris and debt. Buckley's award is just another loss in court. This latest judgment is for $245,945 awarded to Trustify's former law firm Buckley LLP.  It sucks for Danny Boice, Jennifer Mellon, and Trustify because no one with the possible exception of El Chapo needs a lawyer more than these crooks and yet most good attornies like to get paid. Legal Judgment Against Trustif 1. $245,945 - Buckley LLP: Trustify's former law firm was awarded a legal judgment against Trustify for 2 years of legal bills. How the hell do you let a shady client rack up $250 thousand in fees and keep servicing them? In someway I want lawyers this stupid that they don't care if you pay them a quarter of million dollars or not and in other ways when I need an attorney, I'd rather hire one with common sense. 2. $263,478 - JBG Smith: Trustify's former landlord awarded a legal judgment against Trustify for back rent 3. $34,708 - Eight Former Employees:  Eight employees sued and won back wages. Here's hoping they can find...

Danny Boice and Jennifer Mellon Real Estate Shenanigans

Attention Police! Attention Authorities! Attention Anchorage Capital, other dopey Trustify Investors, and Trustify Creditors.  Be aware of the latest Danny Boice and Jen Mellon shenanigans. To catch up the readers new to this continuing saga, Danny Boice and Jennifer Mellon started their life of crime, fraud, and embezzlement together by bamboozling investors into dumping $18 million in their company called Trustify. Danny Boice and Jennifer Mellon then used that money as their personal piggy bank. Among other things, they used investor money to purchase this lovely house for $1.625 million in Alexandria, Virginia. Which according to Redfin is now for sale for $1.675 million. The house has been for sale since January 2019 and the price has dropped $100 thousand. Then Jen Mellon and Danny Boice took investor money and purchased a beach house in Sea Isle, NJ. This sweet little vacation home with 5 bedrooms, 5 full baths, and one 1/2 bath located at 14 73rd West, Sea Isle City, NJ – Built in 2017, this house features a private elevator, landscaped backyard, One master suite, and two junior master suites. The two middle bedrooms are separated by a shared full bathroom. And then wonder of wonders, another group of shady transactions show up. Jennifer...

Bullshit – Jason Calacanis Angel University

It's difficult to make money in Angel Investing. Most Angels lose money. For people who want to spend money to learn how to lose money, there is Jason Calacanis Angel University. Because if you're willing to flush cash down a toilet, why not flush some of that cash down the Jason Calacanis Angel University toilet. Wait just one cotton-picking minute Glenbo, you Cranky old fart...

When You Block Me…

Devin Nunes, a congressman is suing Twitter and two twitter characters named @DevinNuneMom (suspended) and @DevinCow for defamation and seeking $250 million in damages. Is that what you call a snowflake (help out Deven's Cow and donate)? I talked to my attorney last night. The lawsuit can be expensive, but I’m determined to fight it. Devin should not be allowed to stop free speech. Can you please help me? Thank you 💗🐮 https://t.co/I9Ko944Ptr — Devin Nunes’ cow (@DevinCow) March 28, 2019 Why doesn't he just block them? I don't block people on Twitter...

Jennifer Mellon FERC

Jennifer Mellon FERC. Federal Energy Regulatory Commissioner, Neil Chatterjee, hired Jen Mellon, a woman absent any positive business accomplishments of note, with no educational qualifications, and no real-world experience. It boggles the mind to think that Mellon, who in her two last roles, ran two organizations into bankruptcy is somehow qualified to be the commissioner's confidential assistant. I don't blame you, Neil Baby, I'd keep it confidential too, if I had hired my wife's friend and that friend was eminently unqualified for the job, I'd want that to be confidential too. Check out her resume. Jennifer Mellon FERC, has absolutely no background nor education in energy.  Jennifer's only successful experience to date was separating investors and charitable donors from their cash.  Over the years Jen Mellon has been living large spending other peoples money. She's stolen money from charitable donors, investors, and now she' has the opportunity to steal from taxpayers. Jennifer Mellon FERC, last two jobs ended in disaster. Mellon graduated from Bucknell University with a B.A. degree in international relations and Chinese in 2004. After graduating, Jen Mellon joined the Joint Council on International Children's Services, an organization that was founded in the 1970s and succeeded to continuously operate until Jennifer Mellon took the helm as executive...