ED Magedson – Founder
Mike Erwin, J. Max Kirishima, Rand Chortkoff, Steve Canino dba Blue Hill Avenue aka Cahoots750 E. California Street Jacksonville, Oregon USA
Mike Erwin, J. Max Kirishima, Rand Chortkoff, Steve Canino dba Blue Hill Avenue aka Cahoots; Sam Braslau Partial Justice - Indictments in Movie Scam - Rand Chortkoff & Sam Braslau Jacksonville Oregon
Recently, CBS News aired a segment on CBS This Morning featuring the subject of movie scams in which I was interviewed as a scammed investor. Due in part to the in-depth investigation by their special investigative team, six indictments were handed down relative to fleecing investors out of their money through telemarketing operations attempting to sell interest in movies. The individuals indicted whom I had contact with in the past were Rand Chortkoff and Sam Braslau.
My quest has not been abandoned to see the other individuals indicted who were responsible for the theft of my investment money in Blue Hill Avenue and Cahoots - namely, Mike Erwin and J. Max Kirishima. I continue to cooperate with entities to see justice done on my behalf.
As a brief summary, Mike Erwin and J. Max Kirishima,"producers" of several movies supposedly to be made, with a telemarketing team headed by Rand Chortkoff and including members such as Steve Canino, raised millions of dollars towards the production of Cahoots, Blue Hill Avenue, Anacardium and Whirlybirds. Approximately 5 million was raised for Blue Hill Avenue alone. Blue Hill Avenue cost approximately 1 million to make. Cahoots and Blue Hill Avenue were actually made, and I invested in both of them. Anacardium and Whirlybirds were never produced.
Erwin and Kirishima misled the investors (100+) into believing they were actively trying to promote and sell Cahoots and Blue Hill Avenue. Their actual motive was to declare the movies a "flop" and keep the money after paying the telemarketing team exorbitant commissions.
I also know for a fact that Blue Hill Avenue was sold overseas through a company called Atmosphere and that the $150,000 raised was pocketed by Mike Erwin. The investors were never notified regarding this profit. I have direct knowledge and information that Mike Erwin is still peddling his production services.
You can find other earlier entries on Rip-Off-Report regarding my investment nightmare also by typing in Blue Hill Avenue, Mike Erwin, J. Max Kirishima and Rand Chortkoff.
Here are some links to the CBS This Morning segment aired on 2/18/14 as wellas independent articles relative to the indictments mentioned above:
SEC Complaint against Chortkoff and Braslau:http://tinyurl.com/m5z5ruy
CBS Feature Story On Movie Scams w/Videos: http://tiny.cc/dosybx
CBS Press Express: http://tinyurl.com/kcqe6q4
The Independent: http://tinyurl.com/lqlajjo
The Daily Beast: http://tinyurl.com/nna7vvf
The Verge: http://tinyurl.com/kuchfom
Any information which might assist me in the recovery of my investment money from Mike Erwin, J. Max Kirishima and/or Rand Chortkoff would be welcomed.
This report was posted on Ripoff Report on 02/28/2014 03:13 PM and is a permanent record located here: http://www.ripoffreport.com/r/Mike-Erwin-J-Max-Kirishima-Rand-Chortkoff-Steve-Canino-dba-Blue-Hill-Avenue-aka-Cahoots/Jacksonville-Oregon-97530/Mike-Erwin-J-Max-Kirishima-Rand-Chortkoff-Steve-Canino-dba-Blue-Hill-Avenue-aka-Cahoo-1127386. 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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