If you want to understand a story you have to start at the beginning. Why was Eric Noveshen issued a federal indictment in 2010? How did Eric Noveshen get in a position to loan Automatic Slims over $1-million dollars in 2006? How did Noveshen get so tight with Arthur Robbins? How did Noveshen get in a position to pay Cosi $400,000 for the franchise rights to open shops in South Florida? – Medgen.
We love Investorshub.com – its essential if you want to learn about penny land. In particular these screen names share a wealth of knowledge -Janice Shell, cyberbullymouse, nodummy and renee are just some who post essential information.
We can’t forget pdgood, who once said his info might be early, but it’s never off topic. We should have looked into his advice regarding the Eric Noveshen scam story long ago.
Here’s how Noveshen ended up with all that money. Noveshen was a PIPE deal finder for a New York hedge fund called NIR – that was sued and shut down by the SEC for many securities violations in 2011. Noveshen found small or struggling companies that needed funding. The white knight would offer funding from NIR, with a catch. The company had to pay large fees for PR, to a PR company chosen by NIR.
Here’s where it gets twisted. Boca Raton based company Medgen supposedly was “establised to manufacture, sell and license healthcare products” according to a company report below. But they didn’t make money doing that so “management started a Financial Consulting service.” – The PR service NIR required companies they funded to use.
The consulting fees show up in the financial reports that PD said to drill into. He was point on, 100% correct.
In the end of 2007, Medgen reported a 191% increase in YTD revenue. What? Sounds like those impossible Madoff numbers. But it wasn’t from their BS snoring solution it was from consulting fees laundered through an alternative health product company.
In one quarter there were near $800,000 in consulting fees buried in the report. Noveshen had to kicks some of that back to Daryl Dworkin who was Noveshen’s insider at NIR. In 2010 Dworkin pleaded guilty to taking kickback money from two PIPE deal finders, Eric Noveshen was one of them.
Did no one think it odd that a company that produced natural health care products suddenly added “consulting” and “PR services” and revenues suddenly shot up 191%?
Our information might be early, it might be late, but it is never off topic. When Noveshen tells you this site is full of hogwash “drill” into the documents for yourselves folks. Wish we had long ago. If we can save one person from being defrauded by Eric Noveshen then we can sleep at night without Snorez!
We wonder, the federal indictment that Noveshen got sealed by rolling on NIR’s Daryl Dworkin in 2010, was Noveshen exonerated of all the money laundering through Medgen too or was he just let off the hook for paying kickbacks to Dworkin? Pocketing a nice cut of $800,000 a quarter for a year isn’t chump change.
As pd said, “THE OCTOPUS HAS MANY TENTICLES” – Noveshen’s financial scams are still going on, this very day in June 2016. Don’t get played by this financial playa!
The SEC, in a page designed to help those interested in investing in Microcap stocks advises people to check out the people running the company. What happens when that information is concealed? Investors often feel the rub.
Microcap companies – What’s So Important About Public Information?
In the microcap world, consultants or people who lend money to micro companies who then can’t pay the debts back then have to pay in large blocks of stock, which they usually sell off fast and drive the price of the stock to nothing. Often, the same consultants and lenders go from company to company repeating the same frauds. Investors have a right to know the history of an individual in control of their money. If an individual has any ties to past scam companies, this information is either totally concealed or hard to find.
“Of potentially greater concern is that the lack of reliable, readily available information about some microcap companies can open the door to fraud. It’s easier for fraudsters to manipulate a stock when there’s little or no information available about the company.”
“Publicly-available information about microcap stocks, including penny stocks often is scarce. This makes it easier for fraudsters to spread false information. In addition, it is often easier for fraudsters to manipulate the price of microcap stocks because microcap stocks historically have been less liquid than the stock of larger companies.”
Before investing in a microcap, the SEC advises:
Read carefully the most recent reports the company has filed with the SEC and pay attention to the company’s financial statements, particularly if they are not audited or not certified by an accountant.
Check out the people running the company with your state securities regulator, and find out if they’ve ever made money for investors before. Also ask whether the people running the company have had run-ins with the regulators or other investors.
Who pulling the strings inside a company is a significant information that investors in all types of publicly traded companies should have the right to. But often if you read the fine print of a financial report you will find a statement like these: (pulled from real reports)
“On September 4, 2015, the Company entered into a consulting agreement, effective October 1, 2015, for an initial term of three months”
“the Company entered into consulting agreements with four sons of its President, for their respective consulting services at a rate of $29,000, respectively.”
With Who? Or the consulting agreement will be with a company, you have no idea who the actual people are you’re giving your money to. If you look up the company it can be some ambiguous company registered to another company.
Information is investors best weapon against fraud. Fraudsters don’t want their information public.
This is why we support reporters like Teri Buhl, be thank ful for her trademark “Smashmouth Investigative Journalism” probing and asking the questions and reporting stories fraudsters don’t want told. She dug deep into the NIR debocal that caused investors to lose millions that the government could never recover. All this is relevant to this site because of NIRs storied PIPE deal finder Eric Noveshen – knowing the players is important when thousands of people have their money on the line.http://www.teribuhl.com/2011/11/23/pwc-says-nir-group-doesnt-have-access-to-dealer-market/
Some of the comments posted on her reports:
December 9, 2011 at 1:06 pm
Can you please look into the NIR payment arrangement with the Itronics settlement.
I think you’ll be startled at what you uncover. In a nutshell, Itronics has been committing fraud on multiple levels. They agreed to settle with NIR for $8M+ payable in shares or cash. The company has zero cash yet they only added about $600k worth of shares to their outstanding share count since the May 4, 2011 payout commencement date. This means NIR is being paid in something other than just shares. It’s widely speculated that ITRO is grossly understating revenues and selling silver off the books to pay this settlement or some other nefarious scheme. Perhaps they have a deal with silver? Nobody knows for sure but I’d bet my bottom dollar that NIR is receiving dirty money from ITRO and may very well be complicit in the scheme.
Curt Kramer? Connect the dots again…Noveshen worked with Kramer in a pump and dump of a Florida based company, SMEV that resulted in a federal lawsuit in 2012, Allen Licht v. Ajene Watson et. al (Noveshen was a defendant). Bet Allen Licht wish he knew this information prior to signing a deal with him.
A recent blog sited a 2011 SEC complaint against the NIR Group and Corey Ribotsky. Part of the complaint stated Ribotsky “entered into a multi-million dollar transaction with the Purchaser and his entities that was clearly not in the best interest of the AJW Funds.” The complaint further states, “Prior to entering into the debenture transactions in November and December 2008, Ribotsky knew and in fact told others the Purchaser’s character and reputation for honesty were suspect.”
There was much speculation on several investment boards that “the Purchaser” was Eric Noveshen. Ribotsky commissioned an investigation into the Purchaser’s financial condition, part of the report summary:
From Investors Hub, investorshub.com
Description of the “Purchaser” in the 2011 SEC Complaint:
We wondered why would Ribotsky enter into a multi-million-dollar transaction for AJW Funds with a “Purchaser” he clearly knew was not financially sound enough to pay his own credit cards?
The SEC summed it up simply, the transaction, that was sure to fail, allowed Ribotsky to report “a “realized” gain at a critical time without his funds actually receiving any money.” In other words it allowed him to defraud AJW investors longer. We don’t know if “the Purchaser” was compensated for assisting in this act of fraud.
Speculation that the “Purchaser” was Eric Noveshen was not limited to the timing of his Edooorways deal with NIR. The SEC complaint says the Purchaser had many debts. Court records show many lawsuits were filed against Novehsen, his companies and straw buyers, for failure to pay credit cards and other obligations in 2008 and 2009, below are just a few.
American Express vs. Cheryl Wilson and Eric Noveshen filed June 2008.
KRGCrec vs. Eric Noveshen filed May 2009, Cypress Creek vs. Envision Cypress (Eric Noveshen’s company) filed November 2008, Citibank vs. Estelle Hartman, “interested party” and card holder Eric Noveshen filed Sept. 2009
Wakefield Quinn Barristers & Attorneys vs. Envision Capital, Bridgewater Capital LTD(Eric Noveshen’s companies) filed in 2008
The home he resided in went into foreclosure in 2008 as well. And his Former Wife found document’s apparently showing “clear wrong doing in the nature of mortgage fraud” likely occurred in Noveshen’s obtaining the use of that property.
Jpmorgan Chase Bank vs. Estelle Hartman (straw buyer for resident Eric Noveshen) Real Property Foreclosure filed July 2008
Aurora Loan Services vs. Cheryl Wilson (straw buyer for resident Eric Noveshen). Real Property Foreclosure filed April 2008