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...

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...