• Report: #1041351

Complaint Review: Eric Symons, Steve Leflar, STB Entertainment

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  • Submitted: Sun, April 07, 2013
  • Updated: Sat, June 08, 2013

  • Reported By: Robert — Elk Grove California
Eric Symons, Steve Leflar, STB Entertainment
Rohnert Park, California United States of America

Eric Symons, Steve Leflar, STB Entertainment Simply The Best Entertainment Theft, Fraud, Pirated Music, Swindlers Rohnert Park, California

*Consumer Comment: Actually Eric, it is a matter of public record. You lied again

*REBUTTAL Owner of company: This is Internet Stalking

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Steve Leflar, former owner of Star Sounds Productions, was found guilty of multiple lawsuits from ripping off various investors and vendors (musicians & DJs) in 2008. His employee, Eric Symons, would write the contracts, collect the money from the venues and book the work. The money was turned over to Leflar, who pocketed it, and didn't pay the musicians and DJs.  When they complained of non-payment, they were ingored by both Symons and Leflar, then ultimately taken to court. Although the musicians won the judgement, Leflar and Symons never paid the debt.

Instead, they changed the name of their company to 'Simply The Best Entertainment' and continued doing business. Since Leflar now had a criminal reputation to hide, he made Eric Symons the 'owner' on paper and removed his own name off all paperwork. Symons plays along and advertises that he is and has been the owner of Simply The Best Entertainment since 2010. [continued below]....
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In 2011, Steve Leflar was forced to testify under oath at a trial in Contra Costa County that he accepted a $75,000 investment from an investor in Star Sounds, and used the money (without the investor's knowledge) to open Simply The Best Entertainment -- in 2008. (Two years before Symons claims he started the company) Symons is a liar and is covering for Leflar. Symons really has no choice since Leflar still runs the company.

Ultimately, the investor was swindled out of his $75,000, as were several other investors and vendors to the tune of over $225,000.

A few of the music companies who provided vendors and were ripped off: Associated Entertainment Consultants of Burlingame, Allegra Events of San Francisco, Grapevine Music of Napa, Legendmakers Music of Concord, Sound Affair of Fairfield, Wine Country Entertainment of Napa, etc.

Steve Leflar and Eric Symons are dishonest and unethical people and I ask you to avoid them and Simply The Best Entertainment, and take your musical needs elsewhere.

Thank you,

This report was posted on Ripoff Report on 04/07/2013 12:40 AM and is a permanent record located here: http://www.ripoffreport.com/r/Eric-Symons-Steve-Leflar-STB-Entertainment/Rohnert-Park-California-/Eric-Symons-Steve-Leflar-STB-Entertainment-Simply-The-Best-Entertainment-Theft-Fraud-P-1041351. 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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#1 Consumer Comment

Actually Eric, it is a matter of public record. You lied again

AUTHOR: RI510 - ()

Take a look at this  It proves that you are an internet stalker and a liar. You clearly tried to mislead people by directing them to a child predator's website ( your partner's) and futhermore, it is clear from this court record that Thomas had nothing to do with you booking the band and then you and Steve stealing the money. You and Steve Leflar are internet stalkers and predators who prey on children and women. Nobody is fooled by your false accusations and constant lies.

Case CSC09-1100 - Actions 

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  12/19/2011  SET JUDGMENT STATUS 0002 PARTIALLY SATISFIED   Not Applicable   
  12/19/2011  RETURN WRIT OF EXECUTION ISSUED ON 08/03/10 TO SAN FRANCISCO COUNTY FILED. RETURNED PARTIALLY SATISFIED. IF PARTIAL, SUM OF $511.17   Not Applicable   
  08/03/2010  WRIT OF EXECUTION ISSUED TO SAN FRANCISCO COUNTY IN THE AMOUNT OF $3,625.00      
  08/03/2010  SMALL CLAIMS ABSTRACT OF JUDGMENT ISSUED  Not Applicable   
  02/08/2010  SMALL CLAIMS NOTICE OF ENTRY OF JUDGMENT MAILED TO ALL PARTIES  Not Applicable   
  02/08/2010  SMALL CLAIMS JUDGMENT ENTERED BY DEFAULT ON 02/08/10   Not Applicable   
  02/04/2010  SMALL CLAIMS REFERAL TO MEDIATION.     
  02/04/2010 DEPT. 54  SMALL CLAIMS COURT TRIAL   Completed   
  12/31/2009  SERVICE ON STEVEN LEFLAR IS QUESTIONABLE FOR THE FOLLOWING REASON: (1) DBA MISSING, (2) POSSIBLE EXCESSIVE FEE   Not Applicable   
  12/31/2009  PROOF OF SERVICE ON CLAIM OF PLAINTIFF FILED 12/01/2009 OF GIG XIFARAS AS TO DEFENDANT STEVEN LEFLAR FILED. DATE OF SERVICE 12/29/09. FEE FOR SERVICE $150.00   Not Applicable   
  12/01/2009  CASE ENTRY COMPLETED  Not Applicable   
  12/01/2009  COLOR OF FILE IS MANILA   Not Applicable   
  12/01/2009  CLAIM AND ORDER TO PLAINTIFF FOR PERSONAL SERVICE  Not Applicable   
  12/01/2009  PLAINTIFF'S CLAIM AND ORDER TO DEFENDANT FILED (CLAIM GREATER THAN $1,500.00, UP TO $5,000.00)  Not Applicable   
  12/01/2009  AMOUNT OF CLAIM - $3,400.00   Not Applicable   
  12/01/2009  SMALL CLAIMS COURT TRIAL WAS SET FOR 2/04/10 AT 13:00 IN DEPT. 54      
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#2 REBUTTAL Owner of company

This is Internet Stalking

AUTHOR: Eric Symons - ()

It is perfectly ridiculous to make a case that a former owner of Star Sounds owns my business. I know who the creep is who posted this. I have been in business as a sole owner for almost three years with a perfect record. This post shows no facts to support these outrageous claims!

I worked for the company that did rip-off musicians, and I was one of the musicians who lost money, $14k worth!

Go to www.northbaye.net . My company has no debt to artists at all!

And furthermore, the company did not even exist in 2008, and I started STB in 2010. It is all public record!

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