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Complaint Review: Claude Robert Grespinet
Claude Robert Grespinet15332 Antioch St Apt 185 Pacific Palisades, California United States of America
Claude Robert Grespinet Claude Francois Robert Grespinet, Claude Francois Grespinet, Robert Grespinet, Rob Grespi Deceitful and Abusive Scam Artist with bonus traits of Dishonesty, Violent Behavior, Emotional Instability, Cheater, Fraudulent Polygamist Pacific Palisades, California
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Much to his chagrin, his new wife found out that he was still married to his old wife in France, and his old wife found out that he had married a new wife in the U.S. This is just the beginning of a sad story about a sad man who desperately wishes he was some character out of a hollywood movie - and lies and deceives and fabricates story after story to make his life seem something other than the tremendous failure that it is.
"Rob" tells grand tales of when he was a "hotshot broker" for a Wall Street firm in the 1990's. He talks about graduating from college with a degree in business, and earning his "first million" in a stock trade at a brokerage on Wall Street. [continued below]....
In truth: Rob was never a Wall Street Trader. Rob was a "pump and dump" scammer who wrote up fraudulent news releases about penny stocks, then dumped his holding through offshore brokers to cover his tracks. He even managed to boggle this scheme - leading him to declare bankruptcy in the late 90s when his scammer operation went belly up. Rob was never a professional forex trader. Formerly associated with King Forex Signals, Rob told lie and lie about how his brother Frank Grespi was a Hedge Fund Manager at a major European Bank. He told a room full of traders, all paying him $200-300/month that he was getting "insider trade secrets" from his brother, at this bank. This was all a total fabrication - in truth his brother Frank, who lives in France, is a blue collar employee of a house painting company - a far cry from hot shot hedge fund exec.
Rob will tell you heart wrenching tales about his wife and kids in France going through foreclosure, getting kicked out "into the street". He will use every means possible - including intimidation and threats of violence - to get you to send him money. I lost over $50,000 to this bloodsucking routine he pulled.
Rob may possibly be legitimately senile. He is known to have wild mood swings, including deep depression, threats of suicide, etc. He tells grandiose stories about his days as a "Mafia Hit Man" - including a detailed explanation - straight out of a movie script, I'm sure, of a time he shot a "mob target" 4 times in a diner before escaping through the bathroom window. His overactive imagination will dream up stories about how he is still a spy for the French Secret Service - or some variation thereof. If true, they must not pay well, as for all his fraudulent activities - this man remains flat broke.
I strongly recommend you avoid any and all contact and association with this man. He will poison your business deals at every turn - suck capital from you at key times, and generally ensure the failure of anything you attempt to do with him. Thanks to his antics, I have lost a lucrative business contract, am out of pocket tens of thousands of dollars in losses, and now owe my friends money that he borrowed and promised to repay. They only loaned him funds because I foolishly vouched for him - and now I am forced to make right on his epic failures.
Now that I'm getting harassing, threatening voice mails from him, I played the voice mail message for the desk officer at the local PD. It was found to be a legitimate basis for a criminal complaint of harassment, and possibly even for "Making Terroristic Threats". I have been advised to file a restraining order against him.
Avoid this man at all costs.
This report was posted on Ripoff Report on 08/31/2012 12:15 PM and is a permanent record located here: http://www.ripoffreport.com/r/Claude-Robert-Grespinet/Pacific-Palisades-California-90272/Claude-Robert-Grespinet-Claude-Francois-Robert-Grespinet-Claude-Francois-Grespinet-Rober-935395. The posting time indicated is Arizona local time. Arizona does not observe daylight savings so the post time may be Mountain or Pacific depending on the time of year.
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