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  • Submitted: Sat, February 19, 2011
  • Updated: Thu, June 07, 2012

  • Reported By: making you accountable and seeking justice from james walton/ameri-first B.S. — brooklyn New York USA
James Walton
Ft. Lauderdale, Florida United States of America

James Walton Amerifirst Enterprises Investment Fraud! SCAM! CON ARTIST! BEWARE! Ft. Lauderdale, Florida

*REBUTTAL Owner of company: James C. Walton, James Roberson, Jerry Crook o/b/o Medici Group Holdings Trust

*UPDATE EX-employee responds: Wow!!! get some facts straight.

*Consumer Comment: He is trying to buy a bank

*Author of original report: Clarification

*Consumer Comment: More Info

*Consumer Comment: More Info

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James Walton and Ameri-First Enterprises is an absolute scam. James Walton, sometimes goes by James C. Walton (no affiliation with Walmart) presents to be a high rolling international finance investment guru with access to billions of dollars of funding in off shore accounts to invest through trades and trading instruments. James Walton is an older, African American Man. He is originally from Georgia. He states he has two grown daughters and is divorced. I will post a picture soon. He presents that he has significant wealth and access to additional monies through non US banks.

He also states he is buying a bank...ALL LIES. He has quite an extensive knowledge about the international banking and trading world and so that sometimes is convincing for people. The guy cant write, spell or speak (he has a distinctive stutter) to save himself, however as mentioned, he has quite a bit of knowledge and some contacts in the investment/ int'l banking arena. He does not actually hold any instruments (although he will tell you otherwise). He states that he owns private aircraft, this is not true. It is doubtful that he even has reliable transportation.

James Walton has worked with Jerry Crook (CEO), as well as a woman named Robyn and a goffer named Jose (whos role is unknown). The company is supposed to be located in Ft. Lauderdale, Fl. The address they provide is not their office. They do not have office space. James Walton presents that he will set up several organizations under the umbrella of Ameri-First Enterprises (he has a number of shell orgs). He lies like people breathe air. He says he is a Godly man and references scriptures etc... He tries to make you believe he is an amazing humanitarian with a generous heart. He is the opposite and is cold as ice, like the DEVIL.

He has deceived many people, including talented professionals that he recruited to run his so called businesses. The intention of the staff was to run a well organized business only to find out that James Walton is a con artist. He has never made good on the contracts of past employees. He owes staff millions of dollars in back pay and reimbursements. He does this all without any remorse, a true con artist. The truth is, James Walton is destitute, he lives in a cheap hotel. Usually, a cheap extended stay motel setting in the Ft.Lauderdale area. He cannot even afford to pay his basic bills, for his hotel stay and has borrowed or stole thousands of dollars in personal funds from his staff (who thought they had viable employment), that was never repaid. He talks a big line of absolute and constant B.S. His impoverished reality is he has nothing, he may have shady contacts in the financial int'l banking world but he’s a nobody with a bad record who has been black balled because of his pattern of deceitful practices, unpaid bills and LIES.

James Walton does in fact know Walter Taulelei well and significantly defrauded Mr. Taulelei through this process. Medici is one of James Walton's shell companies. He made significant promises to Walter Taulelei and hung him (W.T.) out to dry in a very bad deal. James Walton is a liar, he steals, he is not honest at all and tows the biggest line of crap that is sometimes very convincing. He tells people the money is just around the corner, about to be wired etc.... in order to use other people’s resources. In reality, like I stated.. he has nothing. His sidekicks: Jerry/ Sandra Crook (FL) and Robyn..we will reveal more names in full soon) are very much part of this shady and dark operation.

James Walton is being investigated and we hope that he (along with his conspirators) will be held accountable to the fullest extent of the law.

This report was posted on Ripoff Report on 02/19/2011 11:26 AM and is a permanent record located here: http://www.ripoffreport.com/r/James-Walton/Ft-Lauderdale-Florida-/James-Walton-Amerifirst-Enterprises-Investment-Fraud-SCAM-CON-ARTIST-BEWARE-Ft-Lau-697450. 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 REBUTTAL Owner of company

James C. Walton, James Roberson, Jerry Crook o/b/o Medici Group Holdings Trust

AUTHOR: wesman - ()

We've suffered loss as a result of recent communications and business dealings with James C. Walton, as Trustee for the Medici Group Holdings Trust located at 2906 Pembridge Street, Kissimmee, Florida 34747.  Also involved was the Medici Trusts attorney/CPA, James O. Roberson who offices in Washington, DC and who Walton advised us acts as General Counsel for the Medici Trust.  They first contacted us as the owners of the producing properties and made written offers to purchase the owners' interests in these producing oil & gas properties for sale.   I had direct and numerous conversations with Walton, Roberson (and their other conspirators listed below) along with several third party professionals Walton & Roberson hired to conduct due diligence in support of their purchase of the oil & gas sale properties.  Documented Closing Date(s) were not not honored (even after extended) for the same reasons described in other reports offered in Rip-Off Reports.  Basically, same tune, just a different sheet of music. These two persons lied to us and then disappeared when it was time to proceed to closing(s) and present payment for the agreed sale funds without any further action or explanation received from Walton, Roberson or their hired professionals.  I've been in the oil & gas gas business for many years and have never had the displeasure of dealing with persons as dishonest and ignorant as Walton and Roberson.  They have no business experience, they falsely represent their available funds for agreed business transactions/purchases.  They stiffed us for all our time involved for the sale with closing documents timely submitted to them.  We were also told they stiffed their own hired professionals for their time and fees in the ours and two other concurrent purchase transactions.  These two men and the Medici Group Holdings Trust are glorified con artists.  I'm not a former (disgruntled) employee or a person with an axe to grind, but an owner who was contacted by Walton, Roberson on behalf of the Medici Trust to purchase our properties up for sale.  Would advise all other persons to avoid the two "gentlemen" unless you wish to waste your time in nothing more than an absolute scam!

Additional research indicates that Medici Attorney/CPA Roberson has been disbarred in at least one state and has been barred by IRS Publication from representing clients before the IRS.  I could not find where Roberson's law license has been renewed to date.   Other parties represented to be tied in with the Medici Trust were Jerry Crook (Florida) and Mark Breedlove (Texas) and are very much a part of this shady and dark operation.  I'm willing to add additional support for any formal investigation(s) of Walton, Roberson, Crook, Medici Trust or Breedlove with additional details and documentation.  The above details are factual and can be supported by emails, documentation and by third parties that were involved in the subject scam purchase.  All offer a good line of B.S. but don't have any business experience or funds to buy assets or oil & gas properties.  We too hope that Walton and his conspirators) will be held accountable to the fullest extent of the law.
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#2 UPDATE EX-employee responds

Wow!!! get some facts straight.

AUTHOR: ##*## - (United States of America)

First I did some business with Mr. Walton and I believe that I came out on top of the situation. First and for most I would like to state that there is not even so much as a law suit on file against this man, and if he owes you all of this money why have you not gone the legal route to claim it. As far a federal and state that is also false. All the information that you have put out does not have any facts to make it relevant.
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#3 Consumer Comment

He is trying to buy a bank

AUTHOR: mitz - (United States of America)

In orlando, he is trying to buy a bank, How may i contact you? I may have information that may help, as well as my own questions and concerns after reading this about doing buisness with him, The man we are meeting with is about 61, 6 foot 2, black with white hair and white beard. He has furnished a letter head with medici group holdings and trust on it, as well as an address the reports back to a house in kissimmee florida. contact me at mitzelplick(at)hotmail(dot)com.
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#4 Author of original report

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AUTHOR: conned by amerifirst/james walton florida - (USA)

Amerifirst.com is not the correct web address for Ameri-First Enterprises Inc.  There is no affiliation.  My intention is not to dafame anyone, rather state the experience of myself and others I have known to work with Ameri-First Enterprises and James Walton based on factual information. My experiences with James Walton caused significant hardship to myself professional, financially and put serious emotional duress on me, others that worked with him as well as our families.  I do not what others to suffer personal and professional losses as my family and I have.

James Walton "borrowed" personal funds from staff who he had contracted with.  He never repaid them as promised.  He used staff personal credit card information to pay for
basic living expenses such as his stay in an  economy-extended stay type motel, where he lived (primary residence).  This was reported to the credit card company and procecced as a fraud claim.  I am referring to thousands of dollars.  I never understood why he would need to borrow personal funds when he stated to have billions of dollars.

Staff and so called partners were never paid or compensated for their time, expenses and other reinbursements as promised.  James Walton has lied to me on numerous occations.  He has done this to others I know.   He promised that monies were to be wired to me, sent etc.... and given me a timeline, only to discover that there were no funds being sent.  His practices have caused serious financial/emotional strain and persoanl sacrifice to individuals and their families that I have mentioned further.  There were other lies stated many times also relative to the day to day operations of the organization. 

When I was in contact with him, he would insist that the people working with him didnt communicate with eacher other.  This was almost stated with a level of paranoia,which didnt make sense considering the operation that was supposed to me happening.  The work he did and what he was doing was alwasy shrouded in secrecy.  His promises were very convincing and to this day, I am upset that I was conned.  The others that were in the same situation as me are also known as experts in their respective professions, bright individuals.  He "hired" great people which made the operation look that much more credible.  These so called staff were hung out to dry in the end as I have mentioned.

James Walton never delivered what was promised to those working closest with him.  If he is who he states he is then why couldn't he pay for his own basic living expenses?  Why would he need to borrow personal funds from people he was working with in the first place.  This happened at least four times. 

There was always a story..."money is about to be wired, we had a delay, its going to be in your account tomorrow"  were some of the things I have been told.  I have also known this to be stated to others. 

James Walton defaulted on multiple contracts without any attempt to make them right or follow through on their obligations. 

There are multiple grievances against James Walton and Ameri-First Enterprises. Several federal and state agencies are involved, that is all I will mention at this point.
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AUTHOR: inquery - (Canada)

I find it odd that you would go out of your way to defame the man's reputation but won't substantiate your claims.  Our dealings with Mr. Walton to date have been nothing but upstanding and would give us no indication that this man has ill intentions.  Right now you appear to be a disgruntled individual looking to ruin a man's reputation.
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AUTHOR: inquery - (Canada)

I am looking to do business with Mr. Walton and your post caught my eye for obvious reasons.  Could you provide details as to how Mr. Walton wronged you specifically.   I give a lot of info about him being a bs'er but never really explain why specifically he is a fraudster.

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