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...

Scam Alert: ExecMagic

Warning! Warning! Warning! ExecMagic is another company, much like AdvisoryCloud, which use to be ExecRanks, prays on people's desire to sit on boards (see AdvisoryCloud post here). It seems like AdvisoryCloud/ExecRanks, ExecMagic monetizes executives hopes and dreams of becoming a board member without much success of that exec obtaining a board seat. A couple of weeks ago, this cockwaffle, Tom Cook from ExecMagic Thomas A Cook II ( Tom) from ExecMagic - Best practices Tuesday, April 16⋅5:00 – 6:00 pm email: cooktom411@gmail.com Description: Attendee: Thomas A Cook II ( Tom) Subject: Best practices‌ Phone: 530 693 4155 Information entered by the customer: I am looking for some coaching on how to do my job better and more efficient. A little research later and I determined this guy was doing the old bait and switch. He wasn't looking for a coach or a sample coaching session. He wanted to sell me his bullshit product, ExecMagic. I am sure my regular readers won't find this remarkably difficult to believe, sometimes I have an immature childish streak and my humor reveals this. For instance, often when I'm driving on long road trips and I get a spam phone call, I will take the call and when the caller wants to sell me insurance or credit card or it's the spam...

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...

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...

Anchorage Capital Committed Fiduciary Malfeasance

A private equity company called Anchorage Capital is suing Trustify. They think they were cheated. To my eye, it appears that Anchorage CEO, Lance Ulrich, and junior, master of the universe wannabe, Adam Besvinick cheated Anchorage's limited partners. Anchorage Capital Committed Fiduciary Malfeasance when they invested in a steaming turd called Trustify. If you are a limited partner invested in Anchorage Capital, this tale might just give you pause. In May 2017, Anchorage Capital invested slightly over $4.7 million in the A-round of a little DC-based company called Trustify. Trustify raised just under $7 million in their prior two seed rounds, $1.9 million on October 30, 2015, and $5 million in a second seed round on October 30, 2015. The terms of the A-round bogle the mind. Sources say that a rookie VC, Adam Besnivick, shepherded the deal for Anchorage. Rookie-hood can be the only excuse for the unforced errors of that investment. Let us take stock of all the mistakes made by Anchorage and all the red flags they ignored. Lead Investor Malfeasance - At $4.7 million of a $7 million round. You would think that anyone making such a relative sizeable investment in the first institutional round of a company would...

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...

Another Trustify Lawsuit – Anchorage Capital VS Trustify and Danny Boice

Another Trustify Lawsuit and big trouble for Danny Boice and Jen Mellon as this suit alleges fraud and embezzlement among other charges. Some highlights: 2. Anchorage has sound reason to believe that its substantial investment in Trustify is being squandered and its rights as a stockholder are being materially, irrevocably, and adversely affected through Trustify's abandoning of its business and through the fraudulent and negligent actions of Trustify's Chief Executive Officer, Daniel K. Boice ("Boice"), and its other officers (Cranky Not: Jen Mellon, you are an other officer a VP, a "Co-founder" and a board member). 3. In May 2017, Anchorage purchased 2,408,599 shares of Trustify's Series A Preferred Stock at a price of $1.9721 per share, for an aggregate investment of $4,749,998.09. 5. Moreover, a number of Trustify's board members have suddenly resigned and one has even retained separate counsel, Trustify's corporate headquarters have been shuttered and abandoned, and Anchorage has uncovered malfeasance, mismanagement, breaches of fiduciary duty, and fraud relating to the funds received by Trustify as part of its stock offerings into which Anchorage has invested. 13. The majority of Trustify's board members also resigned during this same time, including Boice's co-founder and wife, Jennifer Mellon. While Trustify's investors were able to communicate with the...