List of Law Enforcement Actions

Operation New ID -- Bad IDea:

Case Name Office Type of action Where filed Contact

Federal Trade Commission and Dep't of Justice Cases

Mehmet Akca (a/k/a Matt Akca), also d/b/a AKCA, FTC Action for injunction and restitution; CROA/FTCA §5 U.S. District Court, Denver, CO Claudia Bourne-Farrell, (202) 326-2180; Staff Contact: Janice Charter, (303) 844-2272
Cliff Cross, individually and d/b/a Build-it-Fast FTC Action for injunction and restitution; CROA/FTCA §5 U.S. District Court, Midland, TX Claudia Bourne-Farrell, (202) 326-2180; Staff Contact: C. Steven Baker or Russell W. Damtoft, (312) 960-5634
LSQ International, Inc., and Erica Sheffield FTC Action for injunction and restitution; CROA/FTCA §5 U.S. District Court, Miami, FL
Frank Muniz FTC Action for injunction and restitution; CROA/FTCA §5 U.S. District Court, Tallahassee, FL
All About Communications USA, Inc., Michael Cilone, and Rachel Cilone, FTC Action for injunction and restitution; CROA/FTCA §5 U.S. District Court, Ft. Lauderdale, FL Claudia Bourne-Farrell, (202) 326-2180; Staff Contact: Andrea L. Foster, (404) 656-1390
David E. Dunn, d/b/a Pro Se Publications FTC Action for injunction and restitution; CROA/FTCA §5 U.S. District Court, Wichita Falls, TX Claudia Bourne-Farrell, (202) 326-2180; Staff Contact: Thomas B. Carter, (214) 979-9350
Kevin Drake, d/b/a/ New Credit 98 FTC Action for injunction and restitution; CROA/FTCA §5 U.S. District Court, Dallas, TX
Steve Neizianya, a/k/a Stephen Nezianya, a/k/a Steve Nezle, d/b/a Standard Business Services and

E.M.C. Financial Services

FTC Action for injunction and restitution; CROA/FTCA §5 U.S. District Court, Dallas, TX
Edward Lane, d/b/a Edward Lane & Associates FTC Action for injunction and restitution; CROA/FTCA §5 U.S. District Court, Spokane, WA Claudia Bourne-Farrell, (202) 326-2180; Staff Contact: Robert Schroeder, (206) 220-4477
Ralph Lewis Mitchell, Jr., a/k/a Ralph Lewiss Mitchell, Jr., d/b/a

Mitchell Enterprises, Millennium Group, Diamante Marketing Group, and DMG

FTC Action for injunction and restitution; CROA/FTCA §5 U.S. District Court, Los Angeles, CA Claudia Bourne-Farrell, (202) 326-2180; Staff Contact: Jeffrey Klurfeld, (415) 356-5270
Ross Sanford Leiss, d/b/a Rleiss & Associates FTC Action for injunction and restitution; CROA/FTCA §5 U.S. District Court, Alexandria, VA Claudia Bourne-Farrell, (202) 326-2180; Staff Contact: Betsy Broder, (202) 326-2968
Philip D. Miller d/b/a New Start FTC Action for injunction and restitution; CROA/FTCA §5 U.S. District Court, Baltimore, MD
Michael Lyons, d/b/a Lyons Publishing, FTC Action for injunction and restitution; CROA/FTCA §5 U.S. District Court, Rochester, NY Claudia Bourne-Farrell, (202) 326-2180; Staff Contact: Michael Joel Bloom, (212) 264-8290
Patrick R. Kelly, d/b/a Patrick R. Kelly Enterprises and P. R. K. Enterprises FTC Action for injunction and restitution; CROA/FTCA §5 U.S. District Court, Brooklyn, NY
Robert Carye, a/k/a Robert Carey, and Linda Carye, d/b/a Financial Publishers of America U.S. Department of Justice Action for civil penalties & injunction; CROA & FTCA § 5 U.S. District Court, Minneapolis, MN FTC contact: Claudia Bourne-Farrell, (202) 326-2180; Staff contact: C. Steven Baker or Russell W. Damtoft, (312) 960-5634. 

Department of Justice contact: Main Press Office: (202) 616-2777

Express Financial Planning, Inc., National Credit Services Ass'n, Inc., and Thomas P. Eichas U.S. Department of Justice Action for civil penalties & injunction; CROA & FTCA § 5 U.S. District Court, Ft. Lauderdale, FL
A. James Black, d/b/a AJB Publishing U.S. Department of Justice Action for civil penalties & injunction; CROA & FTCA § 5 U.S. District Court, Orlando, FL

State Cases

Christopher E. Capper, Jane Doe Capper, d/b/a Consumer Credit, Consumers National Credit Arizona Attorney General Entry of default judgment, state law Arizona Superior Court, Pima Co., Tucson, AZ Patty Urias, (602) 542-8017
Mid-Atlantic Credit Counseling Services, Inc., Jose A. Dancel, and Leslie Dancel Delaware Attorney General Criminal plea agreement Superior Court of Delaware, Dover, DE Olha Rybakoff, (302) 577-8513
New Beginnings Credit Consultants, Nicholas T. Ruiz,

And Michael Caruso

California Attorney General Action for injunction, restitution and civil penalties; state law California Superior Court, San Diego, CA Hilary McLean, (916) 324-5500
American Financial Services Network, Inc., Amer. Finan. Svc. Inc., Amer. Finan. Opportunities, Inc., Joseph W. Castillo, Steve Young California Attorney General Action for injunction, restitution and civil penalties; state law California Superior Court, San Diego, CA
American Financial Services Oregon Attorney General Served notice of action for injunction, restitution and civil penalties; state law To be filed in Circuit Court of Oregon; Marion Co., Salem, OR Jan Margosian, (503) 378-4732
Tim Lettelier d/b/a Strategic Data Resources Connecticut Attorney General Action for injunction, restitution; CROA Connecticut Superior Court, Hartford, CT Lisa Marie Pane, (860) 808-5324
Fred Mitchell, d/b/a Infotext Incorporated Connecticut Attorney General Action for injunction, restitution; CROA Connecticut Superior Court, Hartford, CT
Oklahoma Attorney General Action for injunction, restitution; CROA, state law Oklahoma District Court, Oklahoma Co. Gerald Adams or Charlie Price, (405) 521-3921
JKA Enterprises Oklahoma Attorney General Action for injunction, restitution; CROA, state law Oklahoma District Court, Oklahoma Co.
Missouri Attorney General Action for injunction, restitution; state law Jackson Co. Circuit Court, Kansas City, MO Scott Holste, (573) 751-8844
John Wilczynski, a/k/a John Wilson, d/b/a Jody Co Publishers Illinois Attorney General Action for injunction, redress, and civil penalties, CROA and state law U.S. District Court, Chicago, IL Lori Corral, (312) 814-2532
Scott Markowitz, a/k/a Scott Marks, d/b/a Creative Technologies Illinois Attorney General Action for injunction, redress, and civil penalties, CROA and state law U.S. District Court, Chicago, IL
Jamie Andrews, d/b/a Front Line Enterprises Illinois Attorney General Action for injunction, redress, and civil penalties, CROA and state law U.S. District Court, Chicago, IL
Chris Fischer, Antz Wettig, Jon Wettig, Albert Wettig, Josh Wettig, and Jeffro Goulder, d/b/a Gittew 13 and NCS Consulting Services Kentucky Attorney General Action for injunction and restitution; CROA and state law Kentucky Circuit Court, Jefferson Circuit, Louisville, KY Corey Bellamy, (502) 696-5642
Scott Franklin, d/b/a Checkered Flag Consulting Kentucky Attorney General Assurance of Voluntary Compliance, state law Kentucky Circuit Court, Franklin Circuit, Frankfort, KY
Lori McGowan, d/b/a Midwest Financial; Clean Slate Credit Minnesota Attorney General Action for injunction and restitution; CROA and state law Minnesota District Court, Ramsey Co., St. Paul, MN Leslie Sandberg, (651) 296-2069
E-Z Technologies, LLC, and David Walter Hulet, Jr. Nevada Attorney General Action for injunction, restitution, and civil penalties, CROA and state law U.S. District Court, Las Vegas, NV Tracy J. Brierly, (702) 486-3128
Aretta Coffelt, d/b/a C&A Adventures Nevada Attorney General Action for injunction, restitution, and civil penalties, CROA and state law U.S. District Court, Las Vegas, NV
Ronnie Talent, d/b/a/ Rock Star Marketing North Carolina Attorney General Action for injunction and restitution; CROA and state law Wake County Superior Court, Raleigh, NC Cari Hepp, (919) 716-6413
Leuhrman E. Saulsberry and Mary E. Saulsberry, d/b/a G-WI$$ & 4th Limited Ohio Attorney General Action for injunction, restitution, and civil penalties; state law Franklin County Common Pleas Court, Columbus, OH Jennifer Detwiler, (614) 466-3840
Joseph Wilson, d/b/a Eastside Consultant Pennsylvania Attorney General Action for injunction, restitution, and civil penalties; state law and CROA Commonwealth Court of Pennsylvania, Harrisburg, PA Barbara Petito, (717) 787-5211