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Complaint Review: ATA Arizona LLC. Air Travel Awards

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  • Submitted: Sun, November 04, 2012
  • Updated: Sun, November 04, 2012

  • Reported By: Tracy — Lexington Kentucky United States of America
ATA Arizona LLC. Air Travel Awards
23623 N Scottsdale Rd #D3-218 Scottsdale, Arizona United States of America

ATA Arizona LLC. Air Travel Awards Brent Marshall Oesterblad Travel Rewards Scottsdale, Arizona

*General Comment: Bruce R Goldberg

*General Comment: Travelawardadvisor.com

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ATA Arizona llc. or airtravelawards.com is owned and operated by Brent Marshall Oesterblad and Sarah Shea. Brent has already been convicted of conspiracy, mail fraud and wire fraud involving Pan Am airlines and the dishonest methods or schemes designed to wrong one in his property rights concerning frequent flyer miles and rewards of unknowing customers but he is out of federal prison and now owns a company "Air Travel Awards" or "ATA" that specializes in the very same things that he was found guilty of misusing to begin with. If you have any dealings with airtravelrewards.com be warned that you are dealing with a person who has already shown that he will defraud customers of their hard earned rewards.

http://law.justia.com/cases/federal/appellate-courts/F3/12/1110/527997/

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#1 General Comment

Bruce R Goldberg

AUTHOR: Chang Zang - ()

Bruce R Goldberg is part of this frequest flyer scam as well as Miles Above and Flight Hunter.

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Travelawardadvisor.com

AUTHOR: Travel - ()

Looks like they are at it again. Found this online

 

SCAM ALERT!!

Below you will find the most recent frequent flyer mileage travel scam.

TravelAwardAdvisor.com Formerly AirTravelAwards.com

 

Many complaints are coming in of money being sent with no product being delivered and tickets getting pulled at the airport.  Owner and operator Brent Oesterblad using alias Jeff Vandyne Brent Marshal Theric Kon Todd Shaw and many other alias names to dupe unsuspecting overseas customers into purchasing discounted First/Business Class airfare. Brent Oesterblad primarily creates multiple blackhat Craigslist and Backpage ads to lure in his victims. The information below is the most recent physical address for Brent/Jeff.

OESTERBLADBrent Oesterblad 6534 Calle De Los Estrella
Cave Creek, AZ 85331

Known email: addresses  airtraveawards@gmail.com   brent.oesterblad@gmail.com Info@AirTravelAdvisor.com travelawardadvisor@gmail.com Civicsentry@gmail.com

Brent has numerous other fake emails he uses to place ads and troll for his victims.

Research shows Brent Oesterblad was convicted and placed in federal prison for similar travel scams in the past. google also shows he has OTHER current issues and possibly wanted by the IRS for Felony TAX and other issues . Click Here

Convicted For Fraud Conspiracy, Mail Fraud and Wire Fraud

Below is from one of the many Ripoff Reports filed

Brent changes his business name as well as his personal name often as soon as things heat up. The previous name he ran his scams under was ATA Arizona llc  ATA Arizona llc. or Airtravelawards.com which is owned and operated by Brent Marshall Oesterblad and hides bank accounts and some entities under “family members” due to criminal IRS issues. Brent has in many lawsuits and has been convicted of conspiracy, mail fraud and wire fraud involving  airlines and the dishonest methods or schemes designed to wrong one in his property rights concerning frequent flyer miles and rewards of unknowing customers but he is out of federal prison and now owns a company “Air Travel Awards” or “ATA” that specializes in the very same things that he was found guilty of misusing to begin with. He recently changed the name to TravelAwardAdvisor.com If you have any dealings with Airtravelrewards.com or Traveladvisors.com be warned that you are dealing with a person who has already shown that he will defraud customers of their hard earned rewards and their money without any remorse or guilt. Even when it comes to family members there have been at least one report of oesterblad him bilking tens of thousands of dollars from his close family members and simply walking away.

Any information or contact with Brent Oesterblad are encouraged to notify authorities in your area. Please place this alert wherever possible to alert others.

 

 

Recent Ad Activity TravelAwardAdvisor.com

 

Fly First and/or Business Class Worldwide. Discounted Tickets — WINTER SPECIALS to Most International Destinations — All Major Cities in Europe — Asia — Africa — Middle East — India – Australia. At Travel Award Advisor we specialize in the Buying and Selling of All Travel Vouchers, Air Awards and Frequent Flyer Mileage. Award Travel Awards offer Substantial Discounts off Regular Published Airfares. This is especially true for FIRST and BUSINESS Class Travel to International Destinations — Savings of 60-75%. Business Class Starting at $2200 — First Class Starting at $3000. Please call, email or visit our website for a listing of current pricing options: Info @TravelAwardAdvisor.com
http:// www.TravelAwardAdvisor.com Most Major International Carriers: Aeroflot, Air Berlin, Air Canada, Air China, Air France, Air New Zealand, Alitalia, All Nippon, American, Asiana, Austrian, British Airways, Brussels, Cathay Pacific, China Airlines, China Eastern, China Southern, Delta, Egypt Air, El Al, Emirates, Etihad, Finn Air, Iberia, Japan Airlines, Jet Airways, KLM, Korean Air, LAN, LOT Polish, Lufthansa, Qantas, Qatar, Royal Jordanian, SAS, Saudi Airlines, South African Airways, Swiss, TAM, TAP Portugal, Thai Airways, Turkish Air, United, US Airways, Virgin Atlantic

 

 

 

Recent SCAM Craigslist /Backpage Ads:

 

20-Jan-2014 • Myrtle Beach, SC ~13 mi. > Tickets for Sale
855-447-3555 … FLY INTERNATIONAL DESTINATIONS FIRST & BUSINESS CLASS AT 70% DISCOUNTS TravelAwardAdvisor.com / Email: Info @travelawardadvisor.com / Phone: (855) 447-3555 Travel options are available for one-way, round trip or open jaw tickets. Please visit the website, email or call for current pricing. Prices below are the general range found for roundtrip tickets: TO/FROM Between North Ame…
9-Jan-2014 • Myrtle Beach, SC ~13 mi. > Tickets for Sale
855-447-3555 … FLY INTERNATIONAL DESTINATIONS FIRST & BUSINESS CLASS AT 70% DISCOUNTS TravelAwardAdvisor.com / Email: Info @travelawardadvisor.com / Phone: (855) 447-3555 Travel options are available for one-way, round trip or open jaw tickets. Please visit the website, email or call for current pricing. Prices below are the general range found for roundtrip tickets: TO/FROM Between North Ame…

myrtlebeach.backpage.com/ticketsforsale/2200-internationa…

 

FLY INTERNATIONAL DESTINATIONS FIRST & BUSINESS CLASS AT 70% DISCOUNTS

 

TravelAwardAdvisor.com / Email: Info @travelawardadvisor.com / Phone: (855) 447-3555

 

Travel options are available for one-way, round trip or open jaw tickets. Please visit the website, email or call for current pricing. Prices below are the general range found for roundtrip tickets:

 

TO/FROM Between North America & Europe: First Class $3000 – $3250 – Business Class $2200 – $2500
TO/FROM Between North America & Asia: First Class $2800 – $3500 – Business Class $2200 – $2750
TO/FROM Between North America & Middle East/India: First Class $3000 – $3600 – Business Class $2700 – $3000
TO/FROM Between Asia & Europe: First Class $3000 – $3400 – Business Class $2200 – $2500

 

MOST MAJOR INTERNATIONAL CARRIERS: Aeroflot, Air Berlin, Air Canada, Air France, Air New Zealand, Alitalia, All Nippon, American, Asiana, Austrian, British Airways, Brussels, Cathay Pacific, China Airlines, China Eastern, China Southern, Delta, Egypt Air, El Al, Emirates, Etihad, EVA, Finn Air, Iberia, Japan Airlines, Jet Airways, KLM, Korean Air, LAN, LOT Polish, Lufthansa, Qantas, Qatar, Royal Jordanian, SAS, Saudi Airlines, South African, Swiss, TAM, TAP Portugal, Thai Airways, Turkish Air, United, Virgin Atlantic and Virgin Australia

 

 

TravelAwardAdvisor.com / Email: Info @travelawardadvisor.com / Phone: (855) 447-3555. Travel options are available for one-way, round trip 

 

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12 F.3d 1110: United States of America, Plaintiff-appellee, v. Brent M. Oesterblad, Defendant-appellant.united States of America, Plaintiff-appellee, v. David Oesterblad, Defendant-appellant

United States Court of Appeals, Ninth Circuit. – 12 F.3d 1110

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Brent and David Oesterblad appeal the denial of their motions to dismiss the indictment, which charged them with conspiracy, mail fraud and wire fraud in violation of 18 U.S.C. Secs. 371, 1341, 1343. Brent Oesterblad also appeals his sentence.

 

3* Appellants contend that the conduct alleged in the indictment does not constitute a scheme or artifice with the specific intent to defraud Pan American World Airways, Incorporated (Pan Am) of property. The indictment alleged that the air travel awards were “unearned and fraudulently accrued,” obtained by means of “false and fraudulent pretenses, representations and promises” that ticketed Pan Am customers “were legally being sponsored by current Pan Am WorldPass Members, according to Pan Am eligibility requirements[;] [t]hat they truly resided at the addresses controlled by the defendants[; and] that their sponsors should earn 2,500 miles bonus credit for each sponsorship being reported by them.” The indictment also alleged that to conceal their scheme, “the defendants utilized mail receiving services as the purported addresses of individual enrollees.”

 

4Dishonest methods or schemes designed ” ‘to wrong[ ] one in his property rights,’ ” or ” ‘the deprivation of something of value by trick, deceit, chicane or overreaching’ ” will fulfill the “scheme to defraud” element. McNally v. United States, 483 U.S. 350, 358 (1987) (quoting Hammerschmidt v. United States, 265 U.S. 182, 188 (1924)). “The requirement of specific intent … is satisfied by ‘the existence of a scheme which was reasonably calculated to deceive persons of ordinary prudence and comprehension, and this intention is shown by examining the scheme itself.’ ” Schreiber Distrib. Co. v. Serv-Well Furniture Co., 806 F.2d 1393, 1400 (9th Cir.1986) (quoting United States v. Green, 745 F.2d 1205, 1207 (9th Cir.1984), cert. denied, 474 U.S. 925 (1985) (internal quotations omitted)). The alleged activities easily constitute a scheme to defraud, the method of operation suggests that Appellants exercised the requisite intent to defraud Pan Am, and the “bonus miles” that Appellants fraudulently obtained from Pan Am satisfy the property element of the charged offenses. United States v. Mullins, 992 F.2d 1472, 1475 (9th Cir.1993) (mileage credits convertible to free airline tickets are a “thing of value” and hence property for purposes of the mail and wire fraud statutes), cert. denied, 113 S.Ct. 2997 (1993), and petition for cert. filed, (U.S. July 6, 1993) (No. 93-5096).1 The district court properly denied Appellants’ motions to dismiss the indictment.

 

5II

 

6We also conclude that the omission of the word “property” from the conspiracy count constitutes an insignificant variance, causing no prejudice to Appellants, rather than an amendment that broadens the indictment. See United States v. Olson, 925 F.2d 1170, 1175 (9th Cir.1991). The indictment’s detailed description of the means and overt acts of the conspiracy and its substantive charges of wire and mail fraud by scheme to obtain money or property adequately disclosed the government’s theory. The omission of “property” in the conspiracy count did not alter the charging terms of the indictment. Id.

 

7III

 

8As to Brent’s sentence, we find that his plea agreement contains a waiver of his right to raise this issue on appeal. We acknowledge that a waiver will not prevent an appeal “where the sentence imposed is not in accordance with the negotiated agreement.” United States v. Navarro-Botello, 912 F.2d 318, 321 (9th Cir.1990), cert. denied, 112 S.Ct. 1488 (1992). The facts here do not present such a circumstance, however.

 

9Paragraph 3(a) of the plea agreement twice recognizes a distinction between information regarding the subject of the indictment and information about other criminal activity. First, paragraph 3(a) describes Brent’s disclosure obligation as extending to “criminal activities of the defendant which have been the subject of [this indictment].” Two sentences later the agreement precludes determination of a guideline range based on information “involving criminal activity for which he has not been or will not be charged pursuant to this agreement.” Together, the two sentences clearly require the disclosure of Brent’s criminal activities in the charged offenses without protecting him from the adverse consequences of such disclosure.2 The district court’s reliance on information regarding Brent’s involvement in the criminal activity for which he entered a plea of guilty was wholly consistent with the plea agreement.

 

10Nor do we find that the district court’s assessment of Brent’s role in the offense should have been constrained by the facts set forth in the agreement. Those facts merely “represent the defendant’s readily provable offense conduct and specific offense characteristics.” We conclude that the sentence imposed is not contrary to the plea agreement and accordingly find that Brent’s waiver precludes our review of his sentence.

 

11IV

 

12For these reasons, the judgment of the district court is AFFIRMED.

 

1Because we conclude that the indictment sufficiently charged Appellants with a conspiracy to defraud Pan Am of property, we do not address the argument that Appellants did not cause Pan Am any monetary loss
2This language distinguishes the present case from those cited by Brent in his supplemental letter brief
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