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...

Jennifer Mellon Generously Donates Stolen Money

Jennifer Mellon, the co-founder, former President and Board Member of Trustify, a company that was an elaborate Ponzi Scheme that bilked investors out of $18 million dollars. Investors in Trustify accuse Danny Boice and Jen Mellon of embezzling and defrauding investors out of millions of dollars. While the company had very little revenue, Jennifer Mellon and Danny Boice paid themselves $200K per year each. It is alleged that Mellon and Boice transferred $750 thousand from Trustify into another account. The couple allegedly used investor money to buy a $1.6 million home in Alexandria, Virginia and a million dollar vacation home in NJ. They traveled the world in a private NetJet, taking elaborate vacations with company money. Had a company paid, maid, nanny, groundskeepers, and chauffeur. Millions of investor cash evaporated into thin air thanks to Jen Mellon and Danny Boice. Jennifer generously donated investor money to charities like the Campagna Center. She leveraged those investments to develop a relationship with an active member of the Compagna team, Rebbeca Chatterjee. Then Jennifer Mellon leveraged that relationship to land a job with Ms. Chatterjee's husband, Neil Chatterjee, the commissioner of FERC. Mellon was generous with the money she stole from investors and she used...

LinkedIn Marketing Fail or Push versus Pull

Every day, three or four or so LinkedIn spammers reach out to me on LinkedIn in order to enable me to exercise my delete finger. They treat me like I'm some kind of catawampus. They degrade me by implying I'm so stupid that I don't have a clue about my own needs. That just pisses me off...

Clique’s Andy Powers Securities Fraud Victim Letter

This week, victims of the Clique, Securities Fraud case were sent the following letter regarding the case and their status. If you are a victim of this fraud known as Communiclique (AKA Clique API) and didn't receive this email, you might want to get in touch with the Justice Department. I don't understand what happened to Ram Reddy, Clique API (AKA Communiclique) Chairman of the Board and Tim Lee the company's CFO. For instance, according to the lawsuit below Ram passed on fraudulent data in order to motivate others into purchasing shares of Communiclique. I'm not an attorney, but I was under the impression that gross lies about the revenue, client wins and valuation of a company in order to sell stock in a company was the definition of security fraud. It's hard to fathom that the CFO and Chairman of the Board for over a decade, had no visibility into the companies books. That's difficult to fathom but it's possible. Maybe he was just negligent or stupid. Ram Reddy categorically denies the allegations. According to John Rowley, Reddy's attorney, "Dr. Reddy lost a substantial sum of money as a result of Powers' deceit and he is one of the main victims of Powers' fraud...

The LinkedIn Swamp

I remember when LinkedIn was extremely useful.  I remember it before it became the online equivalent of the red light district in Amsterdam. I remember it before it felt like walking down a Tijuana backstreet past every guy who wanted to introduce you to his sister. Today it is filled with the Neville Oyitis of this world: Hi Glen! I noticed we share mutual connections, and Driven Forward LLC really left an amazing impression on me - I'd love to have you in my network! Neville Neville Oyiti Helping Professionals Leverage Linkedin To Book 20+ Sales Opportunities Every Month Using My RBM Formula. 💰 Greater New York City Area Really Neville? Driven Forward LLC left an amazing impression on you? What specifically impressed you? Did you even try. "Left an amazing impression on you?" I bet you say that to all the girls. Is generic brand X let's connect term, "amazing impression on you," the millennial equivalent to, "haven't I seen you somewhere before" or "do you come here often?" And how about my old friend, Russel Scheider? We go all the way back to when he sent me this very personalized spam message: Hi Glen, I’m currently building a strong network of Business Professionals on LinkedIn, and it would be...

Chapter 7 Hearing Schedule for Andy Powers Clique Bankruptcy

For those interested Creditors in the Andy Powers, Clique Bankruptcy Hearing, here are the highlights. If you're new to the story, in last month, a bankruptcy court in Deleware found Communiclique (AKA Clique API) bankrupt and the judge found that Andy Powers had attempted to defraud the court and forwarded a complaint to the US Attorney's office. Since that Time Andy Powers (Andrew Brent Powers) was arrested by the FBI and last week Andy Powers was arraigned in the Eastern District Court of Virginia for fraud and embezzlement. Powers claimed he was indigent and was granted a public defender. The public defender will face US Attorney, Jack Hanly. For you creditors in the Andy Powers Communiclqiue $50 million Ponzi Scheme, here is next week's court schedule. 11:00 AM, Friday, June 21, 2019 - Presiding Judge, Honorable Kevin Gross 19-10573-KG CommuniClique, Inc. Chapter 7 - Motion to Approve Motion of Alfred T. Giuliano, Chapter 7 Trustee for Order (1) Extending Time for the Debtors to File Schedules and Statement of Financial Affairs, and (2) Upon the Debtors Failure to File within the Extension Period Authorizing But Not Requiring Chapter 7 Trustee to Prepare and File Debtors Schedules and Statement of Financial Affairs, and Approving Trustees Reimbursement...

Meet Gordon Mckenzie

Meet Gordon McKenzie, the Bulgarian architect on Twitter!   Gordon has a striking resemblance to Robert Florida, a guy who reviewed Jazzie Deals Who has an uncanny resemblance to Carlos a reviewer of Mast And how about my buddy, James P who loves Zero Odor...

A Kinder Gentler Daddier Mr. Cranky

The problem with being the only dedicated white collar crime blogger in DC is that it forces me to wade in the shallow swamp full of sleazy, scummy, douchenozzles. Spending too much time inspecting the slugs under rocks can make a man, cynical and cranky. So today, on this fathers day, I'm going to pledge myself to the task of obtaining a streak of positive blog posts. Yes, folks, I promise that starting with this post, I will achieve the world record of one positive blog post in a row! After all, I have a lot going for me. Both my sons are here to visit me for Father's day. There can be no higher calling than raising one's progeny and coaching them into mature, self-sufficient, productive members of society. There is no greater, startup achievement than I can be proud of than these two young men. What's better than a $360 million IPO of Progress software? Seeing my oldest, who was one year old when we went public graduate with honors from Harvard Law. Do you know what's better than a $92 million dollar cash acquisition of Call Technologies by 3Com? Seeing my youngest, who was 6 years old when we...