Avi Sivan (also known as Moshe Rahimi) is a criminal, a liar and a thief. He, and his partner - Prem Ramchandani used to open infomercial companies under other people names, collect backorders and never fulfill them. All they really were doing is making companies public, so they could sell the stock and get away with the money, announcing bankruptcy.. and, by the way, all of their public companies were based in one office and shared insider information about each other, which is strictly illegal, so if this gets to SEC Avi and Prem will be in a big trouble.
Avi Sivan hires people and never pays them. All his businesses and properties are under other people names, so there's no use to sue him. Even Tactica International, Inc., his largest company, was under his wifes name - Regina Sivan, so if Avi gets caught, Regina will be responsible for her husbands crimes. But Avi doesn't care. He'll let her do the time, while getting a tan somewhere in South Africa..
Anyway, Avi Sivan managed to get rid of Tactica International in 2008, without filing a bankruptcy, eventhough the company owes tonns of money to investors and ex employees. Looks like Avi Sivan cheated on the buyer. He worked a lot on the search engines in 2008, he wanted all of the bad stuff about him and his company to go off the first pages of google, yahoo and other magor search engines. That's how Avi Sivan remains clean and walks away with the money. Now he decides to become an "infomercial guru", so he sells a book about how to make infomercials. He decided to make a living out of it, because in the business world he can't find anyone to fund his ideas. Everyone already knows about Avi Sivans business ethics. For example, the printing company Avi Sivan used to print his book never got payed. Avi Sivan just stole the money. Here's what an insider says on IGAI message board on hotstocked.com:
"Avi Sivan is a very underhanded businessman who apparently hires people for their services and then refuses to pay them. This kind of behavior seems to be Mr. Sivan's MO. Unfortunately I found out too late. His new book design is unpaid for and he also refuses to pay the printer claiming bad contracts and that the font was wrong even though he signed off on the proof. Sivan will get away with whatever he thinks he can. If you think a criminal is worth admiring then go right ahead..."
Concerning myself, I'm only one of ex-employees, who hasn't been payed his salary. I know a lot of people who worked for Avi and haven't been payed, but non of them wealthy enough to hire a good lawyer and finally punish Avi. But I'm sure that one day all these people will get together and fight for their rights. I'd like this report to be the first step.
The accumulative amount of money he owes to his ex-employees, investors and customers he cheated on, is pretty impressive. This would be enough to make Avi sell his properties in Hamptons, Great Neck, even his condos in NYC, to pay off his debts. Avi stole millions. He has to pay back.
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