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Complaint Review: National Audit Defense Network - NADN - Oryan Management - Chris Cotner -

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  • Submitted: Wed, June 02, 2004
  • Updated: Sat, February 20, 2010

  • Reported By:Burton Michigan
National Audit Defense Network - NADN - Oryan Management - Chris Cotner -
4330 S Valley View Blvd, Suite230 Nationwide U.S.A.

NNational Audit Defense Network - NADN - Oryan Management - Chris Cotner - Robert Bennington - Pete Kawolski - Mark Grubb - Marc Hatcher - Bold face LIARS, Told me 2003 Mall was all set, Started to pay 2004, Find that "03 not submitted Las Vegas Nevada

*UPDATE Employee: CEO/Owner Weston Coolidge pleaded the 5th on all questions and was reprimanded for not showing up to last months hearing

*UPDATE Employee: CEO/Owner Weston Coolidge pleaded the 5th on all questions and was reprimanded for not showing up to last months hearing

*UPDATE Employee: CEO/Owner Weston Coolidge pleaded the 5th on all questions and was reprimanded for not showing up to last months hearing

*UPDATE Employee: CEO/Owner Weston Coolidge pleaded the 5th on all questions and was reprimanded for not showing up to last months hearing

*UPDATE Employee: Class action suit for Fraud

*UPDATE EX-employee responds: Anthony (Tony) Flood is in Ventura, CA starting up a company just like this one.

*UPDATE EX-employee responds: Bennington talked to ? B 4 being murdered ..Follow the money: Not only Bennington, but now: Tony/Anthony, Lee, Joe, West...(Delaware Corp),

*Consumer Comment: Las Vegas Sun: Official verdict is suicide, not murder.

*UPDATE EX-employee responds: nadn robert bennington has been murdered before testifying

*Consumer Suggestion: Contact the US Department of Justice!

*Consumer Comment: I am another person that was taken by this organization.

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The way this company operates indeed is suspect. It does not matter what person you talk to, anything that gets said, either to them or from them, is pointless, these messages do not get thru to those in charge, I'm sure it's by design, This includes faxes, phone messages, messages taken by account reps & Emails.

It took me a Month and a Half to get thru to CHRIS COTNER, apparently this KNUCLE DRAGGING NEANDERTHAL is the one who can authorize a refund - but won't! His infamous statement - "Uh, we don't have that here", even though you can verify that you sent 10 faxes, and 155 emails & and a ton of phone calls, this does not matter - he will use the 72 hour contract rule as his basis for rejection, notwithstanding the fact that you will not get thru to those you need to get thru to, in 72 hours! This most certainly is not what the spirit of the rule is! There is only one thing and one thing only that these MEALY MOUTHED IDIOTS only care about---MONEY, MONEY, MONEY. I will paste the Fax I sent in
10 times with no response, not even an acknowledgement, text as follows:

To all at NADN Client Services & CHRIS COTNER,

I'm going to keep this short and quick. First I'm demanding my $1250.00 (partial payment) that was paid in March 2004, returned back to me. (It was very interesting that you folks were trying to sell me a 2004 Mall without taking care of 2003, and deceiving me and letting me believe that it was taken care of >>!!!).
Second, the $2495.00 that was paid in Nov/Dec 2003, be returned to me. After talking to Brian Ross @ Oryan, he informs me that he never received NADN documentation
for the 2003 Mall until April 2004, the reasons for this are irrelevant, you kept the 2003 money for over 4 months, with no action until I called and complained (starting in Feb 04).

There is no contract, this money is to be returned to me, and then needs to be sent to The US Treasury Dept (IRS), Due to NADN's direction on decreasing the W4 withholding, this money MUST go back. As far as the first 2 years go (Tax Years 2001 & 2002) I will wait and see what the outcome of the JUSTICE DEPARTMENT complaint is, and any other action that may be forthcoming.

THE MONEY TO BE RETURNED IMMEDIATELY:
$1250.00 (2004 paid with certified check)
+$2495.00 (2003 paid with certified check 2 payments)
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$3745.00 (Total)

I trust that this will be taken care of with the utmost urgency.
Thank You in Advance,


PS >>>See JUSTICE DEPT release below, I pasted the DOJ Complaint here.

It was of no concern to him (CHRIS COTNER)that they used my money for four (4) months -- I guess we have 72 hours, but NADN
can take however long it wants - or not at all - This is the kind of sculldugary that the state of NEVADA allows-interesting!!

There are many more dates and issues with this company, I'm only talking about the despicable and underhanded way that these BOZOS
unethically kept my money -- according to the gospel of COTNER
I now have a $1250.00 credit with NADN - well I most certainly have a warm fuzzy feeling about that ----- NOT! S60430

Mark
Burton, Michigan
U.S.A.

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#1 UPDATE Employee

CEO/Owner Weston Coolidge pleaded the 5th on all questions and was reprimanded for not showing up to last months hearing

AUTHOR: Jerome - (U.S.A.)

Well I was just in federal court again yesterday with these executive jerks and they are feeling the sting...its not pretty. On my side we are investigating ALL accounts USA, offshore banks, wire & cash transfers, hidden assets, etc... and we are finding new information on other companies owned. We look to file Oct time frame maybe Oct 6 which is the next NADN hearing date in federal court. Right now we are looking to file complaint for breach of contract, bad faith fair dealing, fraud (3 counts), bad business practice, misuse corporate funds, deception, criminal negligence, intentional infliction emotional distress.

Yesterday CEO/Owner Weston Coolidge pleaded the 5th on all questions and was reprimanded for not showing up to last months hearing. There will be a nominal fee $145 for admin costs for out-of-state updates, name filing ect...if you select to be added in suit.

By the way, anyone care for the officers home addresses...write them and tell them what you think of them??
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#2 UPDATE Employee

CEO/Owner Weston Coolidge pleaded the 5th on all questions and was reprimanded for not showing up to last months hearing

AUTHOR: Jerome - (U.S.A.)

Well I was just in federal court again yesterday with these executive jerks and they are feeling the sting...its not pretty. On my side we are investigating ALL accounts USA, offshore banks, wire & cash transfers, hidden assets, etc... and we are finding new information on other companies owned. We look to file Oct time frame maybe Oct 6 which is the next NADN hearing date in federal court. Right now we are looking to file complaint for breach of contract, bad faith fair dealing, fraud (3 counts), bad business practice, misuse corporate funds, deception, criminal negligence, intentional infliction emotional distress.

Yesterday CEO/Owner Weston Coolidge pleaded the 5th on all questions and was reprimanded for not showing up to last months hearing. There will be a nominal fee $145 for admin costs for out-of-state updates, name filing ect...if you select to be added in suit.

By the way, anyone care for the officers home addresses...write them and tell them what you think of them??
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#3 UPDATE Employee

CEO/Owner Weston Coolidge pleaded the 5th on all questions and was reprimanded for not showing up to last months hearing

AUTHOR: Jerome - (U.S.A.)

Well I was just in federal court again yesterday with these executive jerks and they are feeling the sting...its not pretty. On my side we are investigating ALL accounts USA, offshore banks, wire & cash transfers, hidden assets, etc... and we are finding new information on other companies owned. We look to file Oct time frame maybe Oct 6 which is the next NADN hearing date in federal court. Right now we are looking to file complaint for breach of contract, bad faith fair dealing, fraud (3 counts), bad business practice, misuse corporate funds, deception, criminal negligence, intentional infliction emotional distress.

Yesterday CEO/Owner Weston Coolidge pleaded the 5th on all questions and was reprimanded for not showing up to last months hearing. There will be a nominal fee $145 for admin costs for out-of-state updates, name filing ect...if you select to be added in suit.

By the way, anyone care for the officers home addresses...write them and tell them what you think of them??
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#4 UPDATE Employee

CEO/Owner Weston Coolidge pleaded the 5th on all questions and was reprimanded for not showing up to last months hearing

AUTHOR: Jerome - (U.S.A.)

Well I was just in federal court again yesterday with these executive jerks and they are feeling the sting...its not pretty. On my side we are investigating ALL accounts USA, offshore banks, wire & cash transfers, hidden assets, etc... and we are finding new information on other companies owned. We look to file Oct time frame maybe Oct 6 which is the next NADN hearing date in federal court. Right now we are looking to file complaint for breach of contract, bad faith fair dealing, fraud (3 counts), bad business practice, misuse corporate funds, deception, criminal negligence, intentional infliction emotional distress.

Yesterday CEO/Owner Weston Coolidge pleaded the 5th on all questions and was reprimanded for not showing up to last months hearing. There will be a nominal fee $145 for admin costs for out-of-state updates, name filing ect...if you select to be added in suit.

By the way, anyone care for the officers home addresses...write them and tell them what you think of them??
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#5 UPDATE Employee

Class action suit for Fraud

AUTHOR: Ex - (U.S.A.)

next week July 28, 4PM another haring will be held and Lloyd George Federal Court House, LV Nevada on NADN. Executives, CEO Weston Coolige and Al Rodreguez will once again center stage for quesioning. During the last hearing it became apparent that both men raided the NADA financially through a series of bogus corporations providing services...not rendered. The employees attending were not surprised. I gentleman by the name of Jerome Howell conveyed Robert Bennington had talked to him two days before to set a meeting Monday. Bennington, Howell said was in very good sprit. Howell inferred Bennington may have been murdered which shocked the room. Howell also ask why as CEO Coolidge did not come to NADN office the day US Trustee shut them down considering he was very much aware and informed. " Why couldn't you face the people that work so dilligently for you?" Coolidge wimpered inaudible words. Later Howell ask: was your Bentley brought with our wages as well? After court proceedings in early March Coolidge apparently brought a $180,000 Bentley and refurbished NADN's phone boiler room.

Should you want to be put of the CONSUMER LAW SUIT against NADN please leave your full name, address, phone, the service you brought from NADN, the initial cost, and submit it to [DELETED] @ yahoo.com We are going after personal effects of all officers, executive directors, managers and contractors of NADN and affilliates. If we as employees and consumers can prove FRAUD then their personal assests can be seized. Corporate law does not protect you if fraud was commited.

There will be a small fee for administrative and filing work that I discuss after hearing July 28. It is my intent to prove fraud and as employees we are in the best position to do that.

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#6 UPDATE EX-employee responds

Anthony (Tony) Flood is in Ventura, CA starting up a company just like this one.

AUTHOR: Dave - (U.S.A.)

Anthony (Tony) Flood is the one that is now answering the phone of Bennington. I have heard that he is in Ventura, CA starting up a company just like this one. I have not heard the name of the company but thought you would all like to know what I heard.
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#7 UPDATE EX-employee responds

Bennington talked to ? B 4 being murdered ..Follow the money: Not only Bennington, but now: Tony/Anthony, Lee, Joe, West...(Delaware Corp),

AUTHOR: Ex - (U.S.A.)

Why did not the News Papers here in Vegas pick up on the story? Why didn't the press, TV come when they know the shop was being shut down? Why didn't they cover death, funeral, family and still yet to be answered where is the money for employees payroll? Even the reporter that intially reported this story reframed from follow up. Guess why? This extends beyond just NADN executives. West Coolidge isn't the only crook. He brags of his city hall contacts. Start there and see why they were in business so long. When was the last time you seen a story like this and a reporter did not follow up here in Vegas? All the NADN employees are now at ??? go find them. Hello.

Follow the money: Not only Bennington, but now: Tony/Anthony, Lee, Joe, West...(Delaware Corp), operating under new business name(S) obtaining NADN clients. Bennington was executed to take the fall. He was a happy camper when we talked.
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#8 Consumer Comment

Las Vegas Sun: Official verdict is suicide, not murder.

AUTHOR: Robin - (U.S.A.)

From the Las Vegas Sun:

June 22, 2004

Tax audit firm founder found dead
By Kevin Rademacher

Robert Bennington, one of the founders of the now-defunct National Audit Defense Network, was found dead Sunday afternoon.

The Clark County Coroner's Office classified the death as a suicide and listed the cause of death as a self-inflicted gunshot wound.

Amid mounting legal pressure from state and federal investigators making allegations of fraud, the Las Vegas-based company closed its doors and moved to convert a 2003 bankruptcy filing to a liquidation and closed on May 26.

Bennington, 40, founded National Audit Defense Network in 1994 with Cort Christie.

"I don't know what I can say," said Weston Coolidge, NADN's former president. "I am devastated personally by the news of this event ... I am sad he felt this was something he had to do."

Since the company closed, attorneys for the Justice Department had been pursuing restraining orders that would prevent the company's former executives from conducting similar schemes. Coolidge, who has maintained that the tax services the company sold were not illegal, said the legal struggle had been a source of pressure for Bennington.

"I am sure that factor entered into his decision," Coolidge said. "He has been under relentless attack ... He was very despairing about his employment choices for the future."

Bennington was divorced and had two children.

In 2002 both the Federal Trade Commission and the Nevada Attorney General's Office sued NADN, alleging it failed to honor moneyback guarantees promised on its tax packages.

Last summer, NADN's troubles mounted when it filed for bankruptcy protection. The largest creditor in the filing was the Internal Revenue Service, which had a $1.3 million claim against the company. On April 14 the IRS filed for a temporary restraining order against the company.

The Justice Department on Monday also filed court documents claiming that former executives and employees of the company were illegally using NADN's customer list and database "and are continuing to scam customers through other entities."

The filing lists Elite Solutions USA Inc., Global Management, Allied Grantwriters of America Inc. as the alleged new companies carrying out scams, as well as possibly other unknown entities. The filing asks for injunctions against ALR Inc., Lee Panelli, Jeff Klingenberg and Ric Klingenberg.

The filing claims that the new entities are contacting customers who purchased products from NADN and offering to support those products.
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#9 UPDATE EX-employee responds

nadn robert bennington has been murdered before testifying

AUTHOR: Bob Crowder - (U.S.A.)

two weeks before he was set to testify robert bennington of nadn was found shot in the head friday june 18th
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#10 Consumer Suggestion

Contact the US Department of Justice!

AUTHOR: Robin - (U.S.A.)

The United States Department of Justice is pursuing National Audit Defense network and affiliates.

Here is the link to the original filing:

http://www.usdoj.gov/tax/NADNtromotionandmemo.pdf

The motion is seventy-seven pages long and requires Acrobat Reader to view.
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#11 Consumer Comment

I am another person that was taken by this organization.

AUTHOR: Joe - (U.S.A.)

I still have not filed my 2003 taxes yet because NADN has not sent them to me, nor will they. If you call their 800 number you will hear a message stating they went out of business as of May 28th. They shut their doors and I can not get any answers from anywhere. If anyone knows of a way, please let me know. I to want my money back for the thousands that I have sent them and not received the services.
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