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  • Submitted: Mon, October 01, 2012
  • Updated: Thu, January 09, 2014

  • Reported By: Fraud Investigator — United States of America
DON BOLIN
4314 Marina City Dr Ste 720 Marina del Rey, California United States of America

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EDitor’s UPDATE: Positive rating and recognition has been given to Don and Arline Bolin for their commitment to excellence in customer service.

Ripoff Report’s discussions with Don and Arline Bolin have uncovered an ongoing commitment by the company to total client satisfaction. This means that clients can expect that the company will work towards finding a mutually satisfactory resolution to any complaints or concerns. Don and Arline Bolin listen carefully to client concerns and see them as an opportunity to become more efficient as a company in the services offered and the support for those services.

Don Bolin and Arline Bolin / Bolin Development have informed us that their personal philosophy is that their clients are a precious resource. [continued below]....
..... As successful business people, Don Bolin and Arline Bolin feel it is critical to listen to their clients and respond properly. By always putting their customers first, Don and Arline Bolin hope to maintain a successful enterprise both now and for many years to come.

The information provided in the report below is based on comments made by developer/builder Donald Bolin during an onsite inspection held by a third party verification company with no biases toward Bolin Development.
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Bolin Development designs and builds residential homes. They aim to buy properties at a good value, which they maintain should never exceed more than 25% of the total sales price of the home, and to not take on too many projects at one time.

When working with Bolin Development, the buyer should expect their experience to be very good. If they experience any problems with a home after they move in, they are advised to make a “punch list” and a crew will be sent out to fix the problems free of charge, even if it is an issue that their company is not responsible for.

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What sets Bolin Development apart from other companies in the Real Estate Development Industry

Bolin Development believes that they build better floor plans, better designs, and a more sellable product. They also maintain that they hire the best subcontractors, which results in very few call backs about problems.

As the developer/builder for Bolin Development, Donald Bolin takes on the responsibility of designing and building a quality home. His goal is to design something the market desires, and stand behind the product he creates.

When asked what sort of policies his company has in place to safeguard the financial stability of properties that Bolin Development manages, Mr. Bolin explained, “One, I do not build for property owners, I only build my own projects. I am the owner and builder of all projects that we manage. Two, I really only deal with the customer when the house is done, then I sell it to them. Then I follow up with any miscellaneous problems with the property. I always maintain an open line of communication with the people that purchase my homes.”

Customer Care .. “doing whatever it takes”

The most common complaints their company receives normally has to do with a house settling, which sometimes results in doors sticking, or superficial cracks. Bolin Development takes care of these issues at their own expense and that is usually the extent of the complaints.

When dealing with buyers complaints, Mr. Bolin believes that he has always been able to satisfy the homebuyers. He will send in a crew to fix any problems, and this will normally take place within the first 30 days. After that, the issue is usually resolved and he rarely hears anything else from the homebuyer.

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During the onsite interview Mr. Bolin was asked how he advises his employees to “do whatever it takes” to make a buyer happy: “I don’t have clients when I build a home. The contractors work for me and me alone. I hire the best guys that go above and beyond so we don’t have problems later.”

Bolin Development is pleased to be a part of Ripoff Reports Corporate Advocacy Business Remediation and Customer Satisfaction Program. Mr. Bolin thinks that Ripoff Report serves a purpose for people who get taken by companies who misrepresent themselves and that it is a good source for exposing disreputable business people.

About the owners Don Bolin and Arline Bolin

"Under the management of Don Bolin, Bolin Development is one of the finest real estate development firms in Southern California. His unique skills in solving complex problems relating to estate design and construction management are unmatched. He is a true professional. Behind Bolin Development's sustained growth and success is Don's skill as a deeply experienced builder with expertise in construction, finance, land use, design and marketing. Don's experienced development team has the problem-solving skills and determination to overcome physical, geographic challenges unique to each development project. His expertise and creative solutions have earned a strong reputation of integrity among his peers, business associates and the communities he serves. Working in concert with local communities, he delivers high quality end-products in both a cost and time efficient manner.

Arline Bolin is a top producing agent in Bel Air and Beverly Hills. She has worked in the communities of custom homes since 1990. Because of her experience and specialties with estate properties, she has become a boutique agent. The broker community knows her dealings with new construction and they can attest to the fact that she has always managed to get what they perceive as above market value. Buying a house is a stressful process regardless of whether you're a first time buyer or a seasoned veteran. With her nearly three decades of experience, she is well connected in the Bel Air community (and beyond) and she uses these relationships to help problem solve many a situation. She is a smart negotiator, an attribute that has been refined through the number of transactions she has been a part of on both the buying and selling end. Clients consider her advice during the negotiating phase invaluable. She is an agent who personally conducts her own showings, open houses and public relations. She never takes a listing unless she can personally be available from the moment an appointment is scheduled to all aspects of the offer, escrow and closing. She takes great pride in fulfilling the commitment she makes to each seller and buyer.”

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Don Bolin and Arline Bolin / Statements from the owners.

"Our personal business philosophy is based on the premise that strives to add value in its services as they understand that a successful business model is based on value-added services, and client care. Our goal is to provide our clients the best quality, value and professional excellence in the industry.” ~ Don and Arline Bolin

One of the other things Ripoff Report learned in the course of its review is that Don and Arline Bolin truly communicate all aspects of the job in a timely and effective manner. We are very pleased with the responsiveness that they show us. They are serious about meeting commitments, and deliver on all their promises.

In summary, after our review, which included discussions with Don and Arline Bolin, Ripoff Report is convinced that they are committed to quality delivery of services resulting in total client satisfaction.

Read more about why consumers should feel confident when doing business with a member of Ripoff Report's Corporate Advocacy Business Remediation & Customer Satisfaction Program. Yes, it’s a long name for a program that does a lot for both consumers and businesses alike.

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As a matter of policy, when a business becomes a member of the Corporate Advocacy Program they agree to allow Ripoff Report to contact every client who filed a complaint so they can make things right with them. In order to confirm that the complaints were resolved, Ripoff Report is copied on all responses so we can insure that the member business did right by their customer.

NOW TO THE ORIGINAL REPORT THAT WAS FILED

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DON BOLIN Donald T. Bolin, Don T. Bolin BEWARE OF THIS CRIMINAL AND FRAUD DON BOLIN! Sneaky scammer! SCAM!!! Marina del Rey California

BEWARE OF THIS CRIMINAL AND FRAUD DON BOLIN AND HIS COMPANIES BEVRIDGE, LLC, BOLIN 
DEVELOPMENT, BOLIN ESTATES, SOUTHCOAST FINANCIAL, LLC, 2123 RAVENSFIELD, LLC etc

Don Bolin is a very dangerous fraud! He lives in Marina del Rey, Los Angeles County, California. This con artist seems very simple and stupid up front however he is a VERY sneaky scammer. He has a criminal past and very bad karma. This con artist scammed his poor victims out of millions of dollars including his partner LEONARD ROSE

(Ref. Los Angeles County Superior Court, Case No: BC 425691, Laila Rose vs Donald T.  Bolin, FRAUD, ELDER ABUSE, CONCEALMENT, NEGLIGENT MISREPRESENTATION, CONSTRUCTIVE TRUST ACCOUNTING, SLANDER AND NUMEROUS OTHER CHARGES) a retired man who was deceived by Bolin! The old man was not able to survive Bolins betrayal and he passed away dying of a broken heart over one year ago from the stress of his family losing millions of dollars that he worked hard for all his life for! Bolins betrayal killed him because the old man looked upon Bolin as his own son and trusted him. This fraud has numerous of victims
who suffered not only tremendous stress, have lost millions of dollars, loss of health, loss of properties, his actions forcing people into bankruptcy, illegally taking their homes, his victims suffering from depression, with thoughts of suicide over the stress and loss of their loved ones. He has no mercy or respect to people. He will do anything to defraud people.

Bolin has had and has numerous lawsuits against him and many people have suffered from his fraudulent schemes! He works as a team with his sister Arline Bolin

(Ref. Los Angeles County Superior Court, Case No: BC 235418, Mark Friedman vs Don Bolin and Arline Bolin, FRAUD, NEGLIGENT MISREPRESENTATION AND NUMEROUS OTHER CHARGES)

(Ref. Los Angeles County Superior Court, Case No: SC 105696, Barbara Tardif vs Arline Bolin, CONTRACTUAL FRAUD) and his brothers.

Bolin owns many shady companies and he represents himself as an investor/builder. Bolin treats his workers like slaves. He scams poor hard working individuals out of money that he owes them for services rendered and doesn't pay them after a project is finished. Or he will pay them a very small deposit and then when he sells the project, making a large profit, he won't pay the sub-contractors or individuals owed hoping that they will not have enough money to file a lawsuit.

But if they do file a lawsuit, then Bolin will settle with them for pennies on the dollar and the poor construction workers have to agree upon a smaller sum in order to have money to feed their children and pay their own expenses having already invested all of their own money into Bolins project!

This scammer will do anything to get money. He will even sell his own mother or his soul to the devil that's how devious he is! He does not care if the person is a hard working individual, who is only trying to work hard to survive in this life, he will use anyone at his disposal alike a slave and pay them nothing or almost next nothing in hopes that the person will just go away and leave him alone.

This scammer is very greedy and cheap. He uses the cheapest and worst quality of materials in his construction projects and then sells the property as high end luxury estates. He uses the cheapest materials which are potentially hazardous and very often dangerous for the environment. This scammers construction techniques are even more dangerous whereas he will dig out the side of a hill, split a Lot and then bury the real facts in his building plans that he submits for building permits, leaving out pertinent facts such as not reinforcing the side of hill properly with illegally constructed retainer walls!

(Ref. Los Angeles County Superior Court, Case No: SC 102902, Island Shore Services LLC vs Don Bolin and Bevridge, LLC, FRAUD, NEGLIGENT MISREPRESENTATION AND NUMEROUS OTHER CHARGES)

Bolin does not care that his deceitful cost cutting tactics in constructing his homes may potentially KILL somebody! Just as long as he gets his money that's all he cares about. Bolin has a team of attorneys working for him and they fight like dogs for him, they are a team together.
 
Bolin is also married to a Latino wife and he knows that if bad comes to worst for him legally, he can always cut and run, jumping the border and leaving the USA!

That's why he does not care who he hurts and or who his victims are. He will first just scam them, then he will fight them in court, and then he will try to settle for pennies on the dollar. If that does not work and he sees a real danger for himself with the possibility of a jail sentence, then he will just cut and run! 
 

his fraud and shark cares less about all of his illegal dealings and he enjoys his life, spending millions of dollars that he stole from people with one of his victims already dead, who could not protect himself in being too old to do so and dying of a broken heart! This beautiful old man had such a pure heart and he
really believed this scammer not knowing what awaited him in the long run.

Bolin, who this old man treated like a son, stabbed this old man in the back, Bolins fraud and deceit killing the old man with a broken heart. Bolin mislead this old man and even forged his signature on partnership documents in order to take control over the old mans money as the investor in their partnership. This con artist stole over 8 million dollars from this man alone not including numerous other victims that have suffered from his scams. This poor man thought that they were partners and friends but he did not realize what a deceitful sneak and liar that this Bolin was until it was too late! Bolin can pretend and act very well. "Hollywood is crying out for him". THIS MAN IS A VERY DANGEROUS FRAUD!
 
This poor old man that passed away who died because of Bolin, has relatives and this man's widow filed a wrongful death lawsuit against Bolin, seeking financial damages because of Bolins fraud. Bolin fought the poor old mans widow in court, she already suffering so badly from the loss of her husband and her only
true love. But Bolin did not care he only wanted to destroy this woman emotionally and physically with the help of his attorneys. He wanted to emotionally exhaust her, torturing her further in trying to get her to drop the case. They harassed this poor woman to no end, so badly that she even had a heart attack
too and almost died but gladly she survived with the help of good doctors. Bolin repeatedly called this poor woman and threatened her. His attorney deposed her so many times holding her from the early morning into the evening, harassing her emotionally with his questions. Bolins attorney even sent some legal server to her home at 4:00 AM in the morning, to serve a summons on the woman and she was too afraid to open the door, the server yelled at her jumping a fence and scarring her. Then finally before the trial after the widow had surgery Bolin offered to settle the case with her, when he realized that his scam was not going to work and that all would be exposed against him in court! Bolin was so concerned and scared of the possibility of going to jail for fraud, that he finally offered her a little over a one million dollars to settle the case prior to trial. Despite Bolin having stolen over eight million dollars from the old man and his wife, the widow was so exhausted after everything and from all that had happened, that she reluctantly agreed to settle and accept this paltry sum of money, rather than risking the loss of her entire health being emotionally and physically too tired to fight any longer. She was basically forced to concede and accept this small settlement for pennies on the dollar. 
 
This scammer is a lousy "person". He is afraid of his own shadow because he knows exactly how many people he has hurt! He is only brave against the elderly who he knows cannot defend themselves! He is only courageous when it comes to scamming old people and stealing their investments, he is nothing more than a simple coward and thief. 

Bolin does not pay his employees and he treats people like slaves. He is ugly inside and out. He will promise the world and never deliver! He will steal every penny that he can in the end! He has scammed many people with numerous investigations is still on going.

There are numerous lawsuits still pending against him and he does not care who he defrauds! Rich or poor, does not matter, Bolin will do whatever he has to do in order to defraud all those involved in his latest scheme! Anyone, either it being a poor sub-contractor or builder working hard, needing to feed his family, and or an old man who having worked hard all of his life, trusting Bolin and treating him like a son, then being scammed by Bolin and losing everything and more importantly losing the trust in people and passing away in the end from the stress and anxiety of all. Does not matter whether it being a poor widow who is still suffering from the loss of her husband of many years, or hard working people in the real estate business, who Bolin and his sister regularly go behind their backs and never pay due or shared commissions. He does not care!

 He has been scamming poor victims for years! So now please don't be Bolins next victim. He has already stolen enough money enabling him to "retire" now, so he may stop his construction scam "business" that he had because he is probably too afraid to get caught again however be very careful with this con artist!
He is very creative in his fraud and may come up with some new idea and scam soon!
 
Bolin is also a loan shark and running a "financial scam business". After successfully stealing millions of dollars he got even greedier and makes even more money by being a loan shark preying upon other people's misery and despair. He charges 50% interest and has his victims sign their lives away to him leaving his victims with nothing but despair and deep in debt. This fraud is also well known for taking people's properties illegally and then protecting himself with the help of his attorneys, expecting that his victims will not be able to afford the services of an attorney to fight him in court. Very often he uses his wife Gabriela Sequiera Bolin, a female 20 years his junior as a trustee or other, she is a gold digger and well known as a scammer in Latin America where she illegally came from and married Bolin. They are living a life of luxury and travel to high end places, never needing to work, living off of the spoils of the money that they have stolen from their poor victims, including the money from the innocent old man that died of a broken heart. A man that worked hard all his life who's money has now been stolen by this fraud!

Be extremely careful of this scammer. There are plenty of facts evidencing his crimes. We have all copies of the legal complaints against Bolin however this web site does not allow posting of all, since there are too many attachments however you can contact us and we will forward all information to any interested party. We are publishing whatever we can fit inside this page. Do not believe a word he says and avoid him at all costs! There are plenty of honest people in California who you can trust and that are safe to do business with. You have been warned! Beware of this SCAMMER AND TRUE FRAUD DON BOLIN!!!


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Ridiculous Claims and Flat out Lies

AUTHOR: ELECTRICAL CONTRACTOR - (United States of America)

The above posting originated from a man who defaulted on a Note and Deed of Trust encumbering his home and was foreclosed upon.  Thereafter, proceedings were necessary to evict him.  The result is his bombast against the entity who foreclosed upon him and evicted him.  The individual who authored this mad rant has two Judgments outstanding against him, totaling in excess of $5 million and has been evicted several times.  He would be sued for libel for all of these accusations if it werent because as stated above, he already has many Judgments that are worthless because he doesnt have any assets.  To put plainly the above was
posted by a guy out for revenge because he was evicted.

The two listed lawsuits Re: Tardiff and Re: Friedman were both thrown out of the court as frivolous. 

i) Don and his sister are "criminals."

Neither Don nor his sister have ever been accused of any crime at any time.  Don is a contractor and has never been the subject of any complaints to the Contractor's State Licensing Board or the Better Business Bureau. 
His sister is a realtor and has never been the subject of any complaints to the California Department of Real Estate. 
Actually, Don loves to play paddle tennis, go roller blading, and take his three year old to the park, not
much criminal activity going on here folks!

ii)  Don's partner was an "old man" who died of a "broken heart."

The facts are that Leonard had suffered colon cancer, died of heart failure following a fall at the age of 85.  Don and Leonard remained good friends until the time of Leonard's death.  This was confirmed in sworn deposition testimony from Leonard's loan broker, banker, best friend, and others.  Its all public record folks.

iii)  Leonard was the widow's "only true love."

Concerning Leonard's widow, the rant states that  Leonard was his widow's "only love."  The facts are that Leonard married Laila when he was 80 years old and she was 46 years old.  She was a native of Thailand and did not speak English.  Leonard Rose did not speak Thai.  Leonard was Laila's third husband (and prior to marrying Leonard, she lived for several years with her former boss).  On Leonard's death, Laila and her family inherited over $70 million and shes bringing in over $250,000.00 per month in rents. 

iv) Leonards "widow filed a wrongful death lawsuit...."

Just plain lies!  Laila never filed a "wrongful death lawsuit" against Don.

v)  Leonard's widow was "deposed so many times holding her from early morning into the evening."

The facts are that Laila  was deposed on two separate occasions, with each deposition beginning at 10 a.m. and terminating before 5 p.m.  She never suffered from a heart attack or heart problems at any time.  Shes in perfect health.  Don's attorneys never served her personally with any papers at any time.

vi) Don "does not pay his employees and he treats people like slaves."

Don has never received a claim at any time in 25 years as a builder from any employees claiming to be mistreated.  Actually all of the people that work for him think hes great.  I have never heard anything bad said about him. 

vii)      "There are numerous lawsuits still pending against him" (Don).

There is one lawsuit against him brought by the author of the above rant.  This is also a frivolous lawsuit that will soon be thrown out too.

viii)  "He charges 50% interest on his loans."

The facts are, that Don has never made a loan where the interest rate exceeded the usury laws and he doesnt even do loans anymore.

ix)  Don's wife is a "well known scammer in Latin America."

This would be quite an accomplishment since Don's wife left her country legally at the age of 6 and has lived ever since in the United States where she is a mom, wife and vegan yoga instructor.

I know these facts to be true since I am an electrician who has worked with Don for over 25 years.  I
obtained certain information set forth above from Don's lawyers who confirmed these facts to me.

I have worked with Don for 25 years as an electrician. 

He is a contractor, a friend and an employer well liked by his employees.  Don has built over 65 custom estates and has never had a complaint against him that ever amounted to anything.   Thats a lot of exposure in a very litigious town. 
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DON BOLIN IS A FRAUD AND A SNEAKY SCAMMER. THIS ALL IS NOT MALICIOUS B.S. AND ALL IS SUPPORTED BY FACTS!!! BOLIN IS A CRIMINAL WITH A CRIMINAL PAST!!! BEWARE!!!

AUTHOR: Fraud Investigator - (United States of America)

DON  BOLIN IS A FRAUD AND A SNEAKY SCAMMER. THIS ALL IS NOT MALICIOUS B.S. AND ALL IS SUPPORTED BY FACTS!!! BOLIN IS A CRIMINAL WITH A CRIMINAL PAST!!! BEWARE!!! THIS ELDERLY ABUSER SETTLED WITH THE WIDOW OF ONE OF HIS VICTIMS FOR OVER $1 M IN ORDER NOT TO BE EXPOSED!

This reply was definitely posted by Bolin or his relatives because unless you are a defendant you would not feel such a need to post such false stories as a response because you are supposedly some electrician who works for Bolin.

Doesnt some hard working electrician have nothing better to do than only seating around and Google Bolin's name online? Why would any supposed electrician of Bolin's feel the need to write such a detailed reply full of lies and or even regarding Bolin's lawsuits and the people that Bolin has defrauded ? If it was in fact this was a true reply then all he would need
to say is that I know Bolin and he paid me for my work and that's it. Unless you are a defendant yourself, defendant's relative, investigator or attorney which would be attorney client privilege in any event, you would not know such details
and would not want to get involved and that's why it is not even laughable but sad how badly Bolin tries to justify his fraudulent actions pretending to be an "employee" and hiding behind some pretend person that he calls an electrician.

I know Bolin has a lot of victims and enemies. I am a private investigator and was hired by another victim of this fraud. I am obligated to tell the truth so everything written here is all factual. Bolin is a fraud and I guess he has confused me with one of his victims . How can people be frauds as Bolin wrote if he is the one who got his victims money and now lives a life of luxury with their money?

He did not lose anything, his victims have lost millions of dollars and they are wrong? How is this possible? Because Bolin has no other defense except to blame his own victims and make himself look good. It is actually himself who answered this post or his relatives on his behalf .

I had been investigating this fraud for over a year now, the investigation is still on going and it has become important to me to warn people because this fraud does not care who he goes after. He has no boundaries to his criminal behavior. Old, poor, rich, the disabled, hard working or single mothers! HE DOES NOT CARE!!! His priority in life is MONEY! But not money honestly earned by hard work! He does not know what it is because all he has done for years is to SCAM!!! It is easy for him to do because there are many truthful and honest individuals out there who still generally believe in people and think that all other people are honest too. If the world truly worked like that then we would have no crime and criminals alike Bolin would not exist. Unfortunately, the world is full of frauds who take advantage of other people and one of these individuals is BOLIN! My priority is to warn people because this fraud Bolin is not your typical fraud. He does not only scam rich, knowledgeable people, he goes after everyone especially people who are older or simple hard working who do not have extra money for expensive litigation! He does not care that he scammed this elderly man and his family, or a single mother who is trying to survive in this economy working in real estate business that he scammed together with his selfish sister Arline Bolin.

A woman who does not even have children but has no problem scamming a single mother with children out of her commissions from a real estate transaction. Who is fine living a life of luxury with the money that she and her fraud brother
Don Bolin defrauded from their victims. If you look at the court documents Don Bolin was in the middle of it and helped his sister with everything and that's why this woman filed a lawsuit in court, fought for many years and then the case was dismissed on a technicality because unlike Bolin this woman trusted people and did not think that they could set her up like that, stabbing her in the back. By the way, this case is still pending an appeal and is not over yet as Bolin has misrepresented here. This was one of their recent scams. Bolin scammed another widow as well who lost her husband and parents who is a single mother who invested with him and lost everything. He usually goes after weak women, single mothers, elderly people and that's why I am so disgusted with this fraud!

He has numerous victims, this page is not enough to write about all of them and I am only writing about his recent victims. I have files dating back 17 years with people who have lost millions because of this fraud.

As I mentioned earlier Bolin is a team with his sister Arline Bolin and his brothers who are actually helping him with his "construction" fraud business. His sister and brother live in Woodland Hills where this article is posted from.

This false reply was made by Bolin himself or his sister or one of his brothers not some man claiming to work for him as an electrician. He does not pay his employees and settles with them for pennies on the dollar afterwards if he sees that they will sue him or take legal action against him. Most of the time people don't have the money for expensive litigation and or can afford the expense of years of litigation to fight him in court. That's what Bolin hopes for. With the help of his attorneys he makes his victims give up and go away where they run out of money and don't have the resources for expensive litigation or he settles with them out of court for pennies on the dollar. He gets his victims to sign a special waver or document where they cannot file any complaints because he has paid them some pennies on the dollar. And people have to agree or not all. A few people with the possibility of a good attorney do go after him and then he fights them but if he sees that he is losing, then he offers a small settlement in hopes that nothing will be revealed against him at the trial.

Why would some electrician want to get involved or protect some fraud where it is clear that he has defrauded numerous people including an innocent man that is already deceased? I am an investigator and have become very close to Bolins
victims and feel that it is my obligation to warn people. Bolin would never share any information about himself with anyone expect his family or attorneys.

Too much exposure is not good for his scam business! Too much exposure ruins his plans and creates serious problems
for Bolin alike this posting because it will be hard now for him to scam more victims out of their money so he needs to write this reply full of lies and needs to make it look like "his worker" wrote it but this is not a surprise because Bolin's motto in life is to lie, scam, and get rich! Bad karma.

In this reply he writes that he foreclosed on people although he lied and misrepresented the information. And it confirms my earlier posting where I said that he uses this procedure very often in order to take advantage of desperate situations in taking other people's homes. He has numerous people as he has foreclosed on in the past and who he has defrauded. He also evicts people from their homes. This is true too! Numerous lawsuits have been filed and he has settled a few where he illegally foreclosed and evicted his victims from their homes illegally because he played as a "private investor" then he did what he
wanted and hoped that the people would not take him to court and many of them did not have the money for expensive litigation. Bolin tries to exhaust his victims first for years before he offers some small settlement for pennies on the dollar. Very often he taken deposits from people and then when they complete an inspection on the property and are not happy with the results, wanting their deposit back, Bolin never refunds a deposit but rather he claims that he has paid fees etc... People do not want to buy his illegal homes because they realize that he is the illegal scammer that he is, where he was obligated to
refund a deposit he uses an excuse not return their money and the people do not want to spend more of their hard earned money to fight him in court and just walk away. Stay away from this fraud.

The lawsuit regarding Tardif vs Bolin is still pending and Friedman vs Don Bolin, Bolin development, together with his sister and brothers that were involved as defendants was settled out of court by defendants.

Bolin has had numerous complaints filed against him and he is a confirmed fraud. Numerous civil engineers have confirmed numerous structural illegalities that have cost millions of dollars in damages involving properties that he built. He only uses an architect to design a home but never uses a civil engineer specializing in construction of his projects where and when it would be required to do so! He is cheap and does not want to pay extra money out of his pocket for anything except for himself. There are many building complaints filed against Bolin for constructional defects! He just settles out of court and fixes any constructional defect after the fact.

Arline Bolin is a fraud too! She has been fired from numerous real estate firms for fraud. The firms never want to become involved in litigation at the risk of bad publicity, so they just fire her and she finds another firm, one after the other
in order to carry out her next fraudulent scheme. She used to work for Remax. In any event, Arline Bolin does not have a large cliental of her own and all she does is selling her brother's fraudulent constructions most the time.

It is irrelevant that Bolin likes to play tennis or goes roller blading or for walks with his child to the park. It does not make him look more innocent. I already know that he likes to enjoy his life with millions of dollars that he has stolen from his victims which one of them has already died and cannot enjoy the life anymore. Many criminals enjoy sports. It certainly does not make him a good person and not a fraud.

Regarding Leonard Rose this is all a lie. What Bolin wrote about him and his widow is one big lie! That is the strategy that Bolin wanted to use against the old man's widow in court. Making her look bad, and trying to make himself look clean and
nice but then why did Bolin settle with the widow one day before the trial for over $1 M if he was so innocent? He paid over $1 M, actually $1.8 M to be correct almost $2M but only after the widow having to pay her own attorney fees for litigation that took over 2 years then she only got a little over $1 M in total, he settled with her because he knows that he is guilty of fraud! What Bolin was afraid of? The TRUTH! He was afraid that the truth would come out at the trial. He was afraid that he would lose over $8M that he stole from the family and possibly go to jail for fraud in taking advantage of elderly. Bolin
claimed in his declaration to the court that the old man gave him all this money, over $8 M. Why would the old man do that? He was a businessman. He had a family, wife, children, and relatives. He was right in his mind. Bolin forged documents and
made Leonard sign his life away so Bolin could be in control. Bolin lied to the man and used his weakness and elderly status putting documents in front of him to sign while old mans wife and children were outside, Bolin hated Leonard's wife which he basically admits in his answer which is full of lies, he hated Leonard's wife and children because they tried to help and protect the old man, their husband and father which is normal and healthy, they did not want some lousy scammer to take advantage of Leonard, they tried to protect him but when Bolin was alone with Leonard he was successful in taking advantage and scamming the old man anyway! Waiting for the right time and place to be alone with Leonard and forcing him to sign! When Leonard asked him what it was that he was signing Bolin would just say that it was just something irrelevant, so that the old man would believe him and sign all anyway.

After Leonard found out what Bolin did to him, Leonard became depressed and hopeless. Leonard was in fine health for his age, nothing dangerous. Leonard did not remain friends with Bolin, he wanted Bolin to reverse his fraud and return his
money and Bolin refused. Leonard was devastated not only from losing millions of dollars to Bolin, but from being scammed by Bolin, betrayed and dying from a broken heart! Knowing that he had lost his lifes savings to Bolin and all of his familys money! Shortly after he died of a heart condition caused by stress that is what the doctors confirmed. With his health prior, he could have easily lived another 7-13 years but he was not able to survive all of the stress and disappointment.

If all of these lies as Bolin claims as truth are legitimate then why didnt Bolin fight all in court with the widow to the end of the trial and protect his name? Instead Bolin settled with the widow. Why didn't he fight the widow and want to go to trial proving that she was wrong and that she was the liar?! Bolin could have collected money from her for his attorney fees and for the litigation costs? Why??? Because it is not true and he knows it!!! He paid almost $2 M to settle and the widow only received a little over $1M after attorney fees. This fraud Bolin had a lot to hide. He did not want all to come out during the trial. He did not want to be exposed because frauds like Bolin are usually afraid of exposure! They have everything to hide and even more.

It is not for Bolin to decide if Leonard's wife was his true love or not or vice versa . For Leonard she was everything and even more and vice versa . He loved the woman, he cared for her and she loved her husband and cared for him. This scammer has no right to badmouth this woman. He already stole all of Leonards money from the family that he lives off of right now!!! Leonard loved his wife otherwise he would never have married her. Bolin is a liar. Leonard and his wife met each other years ago and she was not 46. These are all fabricated lies made by Bolin to discredit the woman so that she looked bad in court. She speaks fine English but with accent and it does not matter who she loved before Leonard, it is irrelevant. She did not
inherit $70 M, this too is a lie. She inherited together with his family and children some money but no close to $70 M and even if it were true, it still does not justify Bolins fraud against this family! Even if Leonards family inherited billions of dollars that is does not justify Bolins fraud against this family. Bolin is saying then that it is ok to steal $8M from a family who has $70 M? Leonards wife, family and his trust deserve this money not a con artist and thief like Bolin!

What person in their right mind would pay almost a $2 M settlement for a frivolous lawsuit? Especially in this economy, especially knowing Bolin and how greedy he is, he is afraid of losing a dime but he paid almost $2 M just so Mrs. Rose
would not talk and so that nothing would go forward against him.

Why would anyone pay almost a $2 M settlement only one day before the trial? Bolin fought Mrs. Rose for over two years and then all of a sudden when everything is completed, expensive fees paid, everything prepared for trial he pays $2 M?

Under no circumstances would anyone accused of such action and not guilty pay such a settlement. If it was frivolous then a normal reaction would be to just fight all in court, prepare the evidence and prove the other side wrong. Bolin did fight the widow but just to exhaust her and then he settles when all evidence prepared against him and the trial is scheduled the very next day, witnesses are ready to testify etc... If you are not guilty then just go prove the other side wrong and collect the attorney fees. Bolin did not do that! I wonder why? Because he has EVERYTHING to hide and he did not want ANYTHING real
to be revealed at the end because all hell would break loose around him because he is guilty of FRAUD, elderly abuse, forgery, perjury to the court and outside of court and many more counts.

There are all lies and fabricated stores made by Bolin to make himself look good but even his own stories have no defense and that's why he makes all these lies up. Mrs. Rose is actually considering to re file a lawsuit based on these new scam allegations and lies of Bolin. She and Leonard's family are the victims! They lost a father and a husband, and all of
their familys money to Bolin. Bolin is setting here and trying to act the victim. It is beyond insane. There is no way
to justify what Bolin did. He is a fraud and a criminal and that's how he has made his money by preying on other peoples despair, misery, weakness, honesty, etc... Laila Rose did file a wrongful death lawsuit against Bolin but he settled
out of court in order not to be exposed. The widow had to agree on a small settlement because she could not take the stress and abuse of Bolin any more, she was exhausted, weakened and developed numerous health problems as a result
of Bolin's harassments.

How would Bolin know about Mrs. Roses health problems? What a fraud! How? She did not have a chance to testify at trial because Bolin settled out of court and she was afraid to be hospitalized again during the trial and agreed to take what she
could. She did suffer from a heart attack and as a result has to go to a cardiologist now. All was prepared for the trial to testify and Bolin was afraid that he would lose and that's why Bolin settled. Facts don't lie. Mrs. Rose is not in perfect health and there is no way for Bolin to know what the status of her health is anyway! She would never disclose to Bolin this kind of personal information anyway. She has suffered tremendously over the past few years because of this FRAUD Bolin. She was deposed for hours and asked numerous questions and even harassed. I never said that Bolin's attorney served her personally. Usually an attorney will utilize a legal server to deliver and present formal documents. Mrs. Rose was scared by one of these servers that Bolins attorney sent to her private residence and who came during the night.

Bolin uses people like salves and then settles with them for pennies on the dollar. The only few workers he may pay well are his sister and his brothers. Other people he screws under, terrorizes and treats like garbage. These are all proved facts.

There is not only one lawsuit still pending against Bolin but presently more than 3 and 4 different individuals are considering taking legal action against Bolin at this time plus two people are looking for other lawsuits and outcome against him in another case in order to gather evidence to sue him for damages, they are just waiting until it is the right time. At the moment they are searching for affordable and reasonable attorneys to file these actions. The lawsuits are not frivolous otherwise all would have already been thrown out long ago and would not have carried on for over 3 years and having
already in one case experienced a successful Appeal against Bolin for fraud!

This one lawsuit is almost four years old now and was filed in 2009 for millions of dollars in damages against Bolin and his company, the case is still pending and is going to the trial soon. This story repeats just like the case against Bolin with the widow Rose. This fraud practicing the same fraudulent scam tactics as he does with all his victims and in the end nothing works!

Bolin also committed tax fraud and files false tax returns in order not to pay huge taxes that he actually owes to the government. People are actually watching him right now and preparing a complaint to IRS against him. He sold multi million
dollar estates and only reported a small part of the profits to the IRS, it is also common for him to fill the properties with cheap furniture and claim that the furniture cost him millions of dollars when it only cost him around $65,000 because he buys it all from wholesale, bankrupted furniture stores around the country. Then Bolin claims on his tax returns as a writeoff having spent crazy moneyon this furniture when actually he only paid a fraction of this amount.  This way he
pays less taxes not listing the real costs and cheating the government out of hundreds of thousands of dollars in unreported profits.

The IRS will be looking after you Bolin and auditing you soon so you will not be able to escape. So better pay uncle Sam
now what you really owe him! We ALL know that you have a lot of "greenbacks" in your bank and assets unlike your victims
that you took from your victims by defrauding them for years. Many unfortunate souls have lost everything due to your fraudulent actions!

This case that is going against Bolin since 2009 will not be thrown out because discovery is already finished and the Judge has already scheduled all for trial. Bolin has attempted to get rid of this one lawsuit for years and has been totally unsuccessfully, he has even lost an appeal on one motion and was ordered by the court to pay the Plaintiffs attorney fees. He even tried to buy the lawsuit for $50,000 in a bankruptcy court so he could dismiss the case against himself when one of the plaintiffs had to file for bankruptcy protection but of course Bolin was unsuccessful in doing that as well!

That's how disparate he is! His attorneys have filed countless motions to dismiss the case but no Judge in any court will agree neither in the civil court, or the bankruptcy court and or the Appeals court. He did everything possible in order to try and discredit the Plaintiffs and bad mouth them, where they too lost their money to this FRAUD Bolin, and of course whatever Bolin has tried has NEVER WORKED! Bolin has stolen millions, of course nothing Bolin tries against the Plaintiffs works.

Bolin is a loan shark and he has now stopped making loans as he said. He does not do loans anymore because he was
prohibited from doing such loans. He is liable for usury charges and that's why he stopped, being too afraid of being convicted, plus he has already stolen enough of his victims money as is necessary for him to live a life of luxury

Bolin's wife is also a scammer too and she went to Latin America before marrying Bolin where she collected fees from people who had no jobs and who gave her their savings in hopes of moving to the USA for work promised by her. Then she would
say that there were no jobs available for them. But that she was still looking and then the individual would never hear back from her again. She also used to be a paralegal and made all fraudulent documents for her husband Don Bolin and
now she is a yoga instructor. No surprise...

Just because she is a vegetarian or yoga instructor does not make her a good person. She should go to church and pray for all the people that they have destroyed and beg for forgiveness from God, instead of practicing yoga and taking care of herself by using the millions that her usband has stolen from his victims. All these people do is just enjoy life, play sports and live life off of the money that they stole from their victims.

Why would you care Bolin how much Leonard's family inherited from him? Even though it is all a lie about this $70M but why would you care? Why are you so jealous of what was left as a little inheritance from their loved one? Are you angry
that you were not able to put your hands on all of their inheritance and steal whatever was left? Even if Mrs. Rose were 20 years old although she is not and a little younger than he was, does it justify what you have done to the family, family trust and herself? IT WAS HIS FAMILY NOT YOURS! They are in entitled to everything whatever was left by their husband, father, relative, brother NOT to you lousy scammer! You were harassing the old man to death. You harassed his widow and accused her of all kinds of things. You were running around town and badmouthing Rose's widow, calling her all kinds of names, trying to conspire and involve others to testify against her. You also were hoping that the case would be thrown out but it was not and neither any other cases that are still pending against you or coming your way. Don't make some lame false excuses for yourself.

You are guilty of the unthinkable, abusing the elderly! This is one of the worst crimes anyone can do. There is no imaginable excuse for this kind of crime!

Bolin's sister Arline Bolin is a shark just like her brother Don Bolin. She has hurt too many people and she knows it. She
is a good student of her brother but of course he is the "brains" behind all of their scams. She makes all kinds of fraud with her brother and numerous people can confirm that. She does all dirty work for her brother because this is the only way she can make money. Bolin gives her the opportunity to make huge amounts of dishonest money. His relatives like his wife, sister and brothers are the best team of scammers you will ever experience. They seem all so simple and stupid up front but wait until you get involved! They will do everything to take advantage of people, these frauds are liars, thieves, they will perjure, forge documents, make up documents, misrepresent themselves in court, even analyze the scam. Scammer Arline is now too afraid of even running into some of the realtors in town because she is guilty of going around them to their clients and cutting
them off or trying to steal their commissions and misrepresenting the facts. LIAR!

Bolin has not built 65 homes. This FRAUD has only helpped in building maybe 10 homes thus far and each one of these homes having constructional defects with problems requiring millions of dollars in correctional construction costs in
bringing all homes up to code! Bolin has never invested a dime of his own money but only uses other people as a front and their money. Be careful of this FRAUD and CROOK! Do not believe his lies! He has numerous complaints and lawsuits. Stay
away from this scammer and his scamming family or you will be sorry in the end!

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AUTHOR: ELECTRICAL CONTRACTOR - (United States of America)

DON IS NEITHER DANGEROUS NOR FRAUDULENT, NOR DOES HE HAVE A CRIMINAL PAST.  THIS WHOLE THIS IS JUST A BUNCH OF MALICIOUS B.S.  IN FACT, WEVE ALL HAD A GOOD LAUGH.

The above posting originated from a man who defaulted on a Note and Deed of Trust encumbering his home and was foreclosed upon by Don.  Thereafter, proceedings were necessary to evict him.  The result is his bombast against Don who foreclosed upon him and evicted him.  The individual who authored this mad rant has two Judgments outstanding against him, totaling in excess of $5 million and has been evicted several times.  He would be sued for libel for all of these accusations if it werent because as stated above, he already has many Judgments that are worthless because he doesnt have any assets.  To put plainly the above was posted by a guy out for revenge because he was evicted.

The two listed lawsuits Re: Tardiff and Re: Friedman were both thrown out of the court as frivolous. 

i) Don and his sister are "criminals."

Neither Don nor his sister have ever been accused of any crime at any time.  Don is a contractor and has never been the subject of any complaints to the Contractor's State Licensing Board or the Better Business Bureau . His sister is a realtor and has never been the subject of any complaints to the California Department of Real Estate. Actually, Don loves to play paddle tennis, go roller blading, and take his three year old to the park, not much criminal activity going on here folks!

ii) Don's partner was an "old man" who died of a "broken heart."

 The facts are that Leonard had suffered colon cancer, died of heart failure following a fall at the age of 85.  Don and Leonard remained good friends until the time of Leonard's death.  This was confirmed in sworn deposition testimony from Leonard's loan broker, banker, best friend, and others.  In fact, Leonard was happy he got out of partnership with Don right before the market crashed and the home prices went plummeting.  Its all public record folks.

iii)      Leonard was the widow's "only true love."

Concerning Leonard's widow, the rant states that  Leonard was his widow's "only love."  The facts are that Leonard married Laila when he was 80 years old and she was 46 years old.  She was a native of Thailand and did not speak much English.  Leonard Rose did not speak Thai.  Leonard was Laila's third husband (and prior to marrying Leonard, she lived for several years with her former boss).  On Leonard's death, Laila and her family inherited over $70 million and shes bringing in over $250,000.00 per month in rents. 

iv) Leonards "widow filed a wrongful death lawsuit...."

Just plain lies!  Laila never filed a "wrongful death lawsuit" against Don.

v) Leonard's widow was "deposed so many times holding her from early morning into the evening."

The facts are that Laila  was deposed on two separate occasions, with each deposition beginning at 10 a.m. and terminating before 5 p.m.  She never suffered from a heart attack or heart problems at any time.  Shes in perfect health.  Don's attorneys never served her personally with any papers at any time.

vi)  Don "does not pay his employees and he treats people like slaves."

Don has never received a claim at any time in 25 years as a builder from any employees claiming to be mistreated.  Actually all of the people that work for him think hes great.  I have never heard anything bad said about him. 

vii) "There are numerous lawsuits still pending against him" (Don).

There is one lawsuit against him brought by the author of the above rant.  This is also a frivolous lawsuit that will soon be thrown out too.

viii)  "He charges 50% interest on his loans."

 The facts are, that Don has never made a loan where the interest rate exceeded the usury laws and he doesnt even do loans anymore.

ix)  Don's wife is a "well known scammer in Latin America."

 This would be quite an accomplishment since Don's wife left Nicaragua at the age of 8 and has lived ever since in the United States where she is a mom, wife and vegan yoga instructor.

I know these facts to be true since I am an electrician who has worked with Don for over 25 years.  I obtained certain information set forth above from Don's lawyers who confirmed these facts to me.  If you want further information concerning any of the foregoing, please contact the undersigned."

I have worked with Don for 25 years as an electrician. 

He is a contractor, a friend and an employer well liked by his employees.  Don has built over 65 custom estates and has never had a complaint against him that ever amounted to anything.   Thats a lot of exposure in a very litigious town.

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