Federal Trade Commission; the People of the State of New York, by Letitia James, Attorney General of the State of New York; the Commonwealth of Virginia, ex rel. Mark R. Herring, Attorney General; State of Minnesota, by its Attorney General Keith Ellison; and Gurbir S. Grewal, Attorney General of the State of New Jersey, and Paul R. Rodriguez, Acting Director of the New Jersey Division of Consumer Affairs; Plaintiffs, v. Outreach Calling, Inc., a Nevada corporation, also dba Market Process Group; Outsource 3000, Inc., a New Jersey corporation, also dba Outreach Calling, Inc.; Production Consulting Corp., a Delaware corporation, also dba Outreach Calling, Inc. and 7 Production Consulting; Thomas Berkenbush, individually and as an officer of Outreach Calling, Inc.; William English, individually and as an officer of Outreach Calling, Inc.; Mark Gelvan, individually and as an owner and officer of Outreach Calling, Inc., Outsource 3000, Inc., and Production Consulting Corp.; and Damian Muziani, individually and as an officer of Outreach Calling, Inc.; Defendants.
A sprawling fundraising operation that allegedly scammed consumers out of millions of dollars will be permanently banned from charitable fundraising along with its owner and others involved in its operation as a result of a lawsuit brought by the Federal Trade Commission and Attorneys General of New York, Virginia, Minnesota, and New Jersey.
The operation is made up of multiple companies all under the control of owner Mark Gelvan, along with his associates Thomas Berkenbush, William English, and Damian Muziani. The complaint filed by the FTC and the states alleges that the defendants served as the primary fundraisers for a number of sham charities that were the subject of numerous law enforcement actions.