Ken hollowell of the Profran capital group and CEO of Sun mobility holdings Inc along with his partner the CFO Mr derek malam sold us a franchise renting and selling mobility scooters to the disabled. We were informed that they had the sole rights to operate out of the Simon group malls. After closing on the 02/01/2012 we expected to take charge of our chosen mall in St petersburg Florida, a week passed and we heard nothing from them. Then we received a email informing us that another company was operating the same business out of our mall.
Our obvious question was how can this be when you informed us that you had the sole rights? their reply was they had no idea that another company was in said mall?
Malam stated that the company renewed their lease 2 days before we signed the closing documents, we said you must have known when you told Simon malls that you had a franchisee interested in the said area?
We also had multiple documents from both the Simon group, the business broker, Rockrose realty and Derek malam stating that on completion of our change of status from a B1 tourist visa to a E2 investor visa as we are both from the UK we had to apply to the USCIS for approval. Our Attorney believes the documents are fraudulent?
We requested the return of our investment as they broke the contract, they refused to return our money and offered us a mall 80 miles from our chosen location which would have been impossible to run from a location 2 hours away. Furthermore the mall was inferior and businesses were pulling out of the area.
We contacted a Attorney who has now filed a law suit against all parties concerned the case number is 12CA01471 and is filed at the Manatee county circuit court.
Malam is a ex British Police officer and Hollowell has had judgements against him in the state of California, also he has been featured on Rip off report before.
Hollowell claims to be a expert in the field of business franchising and raising capital for investors i would not trust him with the time of day and Malam with the date.
Susan Barnes the business broker is also involved in this fraud.
All this has left my Wife and I land locked in the USA as if we return to the UK we will be refused re entry and break our status, we have had no help from USCIS as to our position, we have earned no money since December 2011.
Furthermore we are living on our savings and handouts from our family in order to fight this law suit, we will not give up and will see this out to the end to prevent other victims from being conned by these crooks.
We will have the funds to get these crooks into court and get judgement against them also we will endeavour to close them down wherever they trade.