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  • Submitted: Tue, January 13, 2009
  • Updated: Tue, August 03, 2010

  • Reported By:Woodland hills California
Runway Models
Adeleservices.com Woodland Hills, California U.S.A.

Runway Models - James CEO Biggest Crook in the world !!! Woodland Hills California

*UPDATE EX-employee responds: I was accused

*UPDATE Employee: I am an investor with Runway Magazine on the Event Complained About

*Author of original report: The Truth 101 - speaks again !!

*REBUTTAL Owner of company: James Buccelli is an honest business Man

*UPDATE Employee: Deborah Moore tells the TRUTH re James Buccelli and New yrs 2008

*UPDATE Employee: partial owner /investor/ runway magazine

*UPDATE EX-employee responds: james buccelli

*Author of original report: Runway Magazine James Buccelli - is a con artists

*Author of original report: James Buccelli - I want my money !!!

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Runway Models , CEO james is a crook and I warn all potential models and designers and promoters to work with this guy.

He throws parties, and can't pay his promoters or caterers, he makes up lies and says that money was stolen at the door where we all know that he's full of ****.

I catered his party and he has yet to pay, 500 people, 9 hours of labor, it's been 2 weeks and i have yet to get paid.

i warn all people not to do business with this crook, he thought i was playing games .

Not only will I become CEO of Runway Models, but I will take him to court and after fee and waivers he will be in debt to me 10,000 dollars.

He thought I was playing games, he screwed the wrong person.

Do not do business with this guy, he burns people and does not pay.

Again it's James CEO Runway Models Inc

The truth 101
Woodland hills, California
U.S.A.

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#1 UPDATE EX-employee responds

I was accused

AUTHOR: you know who I am - (United States of America)

She said that the money was stolen, but that's bs.  I was the girl at the bottom with the security guard.  I would take the money and then I gave the money to the security guard. With my own eyes I saw the security guard give the money to James. I was accused of stealing the money when James took the money and had a new car. I was sleeping with James and he even came to my place through the whole ordeal saying he was backing me up. I came out with nothing and James with a new car. I didn't even get paid for it. I was accused of stealing the money, but I have nothing to show of it. Everyone at the party was drugged up and especially drugs. I was sober because I was working.If he is such a good man why is he in prison?  Well I still haven't been paid. When I called about my money...Deborah was rude. There's something called Karma and they will all go down.

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#2 UPDATE Employee

I am an investor with Runway Magazine on the Event Complained About

AUTHOR: deborah moore - (United States of America)

Not All Tales Are True:

The complaint posted about Runway Magazine, Inc. and James Buccelli and myself, Deborah Moore are not accurate, they are not truthful.

A police report was filed by Mr. Buccelli and I and several other of the Party's organizers alleging grand theft (California Penal Code 487) and/or larceny (California Penal Code 530) with the County of Los Angeles, Sheriff's Department No. 409-00336-0986-330 (filed on Fri 1/16/2009) because the more than 50% of the gate proceeds were stolen. It is my understanding that the investigation is still on going.

I suspect that any complaint filed were by a vendor who did not get paid in full because of their suspected involvement in the theft and/or by an organizer who wrote bad checks representing their investment in the Party. It is suspected that several of the vendors were responsible for the theft, either directly and indirectly.

Various vendors either did not preform as required by contract or the vendor's employees who worked the Party were suspected as having stolen the gate proceeds directly. The vendors who failed to preform as contracted helped create the circumstances that allowed one or more of the vendors to make off with the gate proceeds.

Video surveillance tapes of the Party were viewed in January 2009 by several of the organizers and investors, and at that time it was believed that the video tapes incriminated at least one and possibly 2-more vendors of being responsible for the theft of the gate proceeds. Unfortunately, these surveillance tapes were and are in the possession of one of the vendors, which after allowing the tapes to be reviewed suddenly refused any further access and refused to turn the tapes over the to the organizers and investors as previously agreed. There are attorneys still working to get these tapes produced.

I am confident that any complaints filed were not by any of the investors and they should not have been filed by any of the organizers because all understand that the gate proceeds were stolen. We were rob!

If a complaint was filed by any of the organizers, I would suspect it was the one organizer who wrote bad checks for insufficient funds to front payment for the Party. All funds collected to fund the Party from organizers and investors and from ticket sales were deposited with a well and long time established, fully licensed, well respected Beverly Hills escrow company with a reputation beyond reproach.

Unfortunately, one of the organizers deposited several bad checks with the escrow company. This was only learned of after the party, and at which time it became apparent that this organizer had hoped that they would receive money from the Party that they could deposit before their checks were returned for insufficient funds. With the theft of the gate proceeds, there were no funds to distribute to any of the organizers and investors.

All the funds deposited and any gate proceeds collected and deposited with the escrow company went to pay bills and vendors, as best we could, and not a penny of those funds ever went to any organizer or investor. After the theft there was no money to distribute among the organizers and investors.

And, it was also discovered after the Party that the same organizer who wrote the bad checks sold tickets out-side of the established and agreed upon channels, and that organizer never deposited those funds with the escrow company as agreed to by contract.

There were at least 4-other organizers other than of Runway Magazine. Mr. Buccelli and I, Deborah Moore; all of whom were involved in planning and organizing the Party before any of us. Mr. Buccelli was asked to get involved by the other organizers and Mr. Buccelli ask me if I wanted to be an investor.

I invested in the Party with Mr. Buccelli because I had invested in other matters with him previously; but, both Mr. Buccelli and I remain out-of-pocket our entire capital put up for the Party of over $10,000.00. All the organizers and investors were required to deposit money into a licensed escrow company which was chosen by an attorney, not by either Mr. Buccelli or I.

I believe I was the largest singular investor in this New Year's Eve Party, and a repeat investor in several Runway Events and a repeat Invitee to numerous Runway events. This New Year's Eve Party was a huge success with a huge attendance with a large number of vendors who helped work and make the Party possible. These alleged complaints are from one or two individuals and entities and if there were any truth and/or accuracy to their claims, countless others involved would be chiming in and they are not.

What troubles me the most about these posts are how those making them are afraid to identify themselves because they fear legal action against them. Instead they hide. Sincerely, Deborah Moore Office #310-4325727

 

 

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#3 Author of original report

The Truth 101 - speaks again !!

AUTHOR: The truth 101 - (U.S.A.)

You messaged me 3 times on thanksgiving and you expect a response ?

Get a life !!!

I was going to delete this thread, since I was paid HALF but because you want make smart ass comments and tell me i'm hiding because I wont deal with your non-sense on thanksgiving ...LOL

Forget it, I'll leave this up here for a while.
We have nothing to talk about, maybe you should stop making excuses and start working on planning your next event !!

Don't worry I may be there !!!
So if you see me, and then you see my drink thrown in your face you'll know it's me !!

Let me guess, your thanksgiving was ruined because people stole your turkey maybe it was the door man !


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#4 REBUTTAL Owner of company

James Buccelli is an honest business Man

AUTHOR: deborah moore - (United States of America)

You made false reports about James Buccelli. .i KNOW as i was his silent partner in the promotion of the new years eve party 2008. "WE WERE RIPPED OFF for all the cash .. by the hired employees to collect cash payments at the door. " we hired a lawyer , and are still in the process of getting the video from the Cushman office bldg. On sunset where the security guards were stationed and collected our cash from guests and where they parked. They are making it impossible to get the video without a court order!!! This process can take years  .. to obtain the court order. And may cost James Buccelli and myself thousands in legal fees , as there are several  witness's in this party / event. We had 4 other partners in the throwing of and financing of the event! It takes time for the attorney to supeona all of them ! So your accusations are FALSE! Additionally you were owed only $500.00 and you were paid. You failed to post the truth and take back your posting against James Buccelli "ONCE YOU WERE PAID". He even paid you when we never got our proceeds form the party.


I have done many other investments with James Buccelli and Runway .. and they all went somoothly and are a huge success. !!! Perhaps you should learn YOUR FACTS and learn respect! thank you and send me your number ..stop hiding buddy ..i want to talk with you.. (i am a well known successful business woman here in LA ) Sincerely, Deborah Moore Office #310-4325727

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#5 UPDATE Employee

Deborah Moore tells the TRUTH re James Buccelli and New yrs 2008

AUTHOR: deborah moore - (United States of America)

To the truth101.

You are totally incorrect , WE were ripped off at the door! We did have 3 other partners including myself and James Buccelli. I am an investor in Runway magazine. We had hired security guys collecting CASH in the Cushman bldg aprking lot. ! We are attempting to obtain the video footage of the new yrs eve 2008 event , with the help of our lawyers. This may take years , as the bldg " is demanding a judges court  order' before we can prosecute "the men in the video " which we all looked at just days after the event ..in a group meeting at the parking lot. Perhaps you mr truth 101 should STOP accusing Mr Buccelli of FALSE things when you don't know all the facts !! we were ripped off . the party was a success. And you were apid from james Buccelli's private funds unrealted to the proceeds which were stolen at the party. James and i lost our investment to pay for the party .. DID YOU know this sir? ?? Please know all the facts before you post FALSE things about James Buccelli. I have done other huge events with James and they are all a giant sold out success. And you are priobably aware of this. We are pursuing through legal channels getting back the profits of the party. Any questions? call me Mr truth 101" Id seriously like to meet you face to face.. !! i am a well knwon business woman here in LA.. NOW THEN this is the TRUTH about James Buccelli.. !! So shut up please... Thank you, Sincerely Deborah A Moore 310-4325727

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#6 UPDATE Employee

partial owner /investor/ runway magazine

AUTHOR: deborah moore - (United States of America)

To the truth 101..

You made false reports about James Buccelli. .i KNOW as i was his silent partner in the promotion of the new years eve party 2008. "WE WERE RIPPED OFF for all the cash .. by the hired employees to collect cash payments at the door. " we hired a lawyer , and are still in the process of getting the video from the Cushman office bldg. On sunset where the security guards were stationed and collected our cash from guests and where they parked. They are making it impossible to get the video without a court order!!! This process can take years  .. to obtain the court order. And may cost James Buccelli and myself thousands in legal fees , as there are several  witness's in this party / event. We had 4 other partners in the throwing of and financing of the event! It takes time for the attorney to supeona all of them ! So your accusations are FALSE! Additionally you were owed only $500.00 and you were paid. You failed to post the truth and take back your posting against James Buccelli "ONCE YOU WERE PAID". He even paid you when we never got our proceeds form the party.

I have done many other investments with James Buccelli and Runway .. and they all went somoothly and are a huge success. !!! Perhaps you should learn YOUR FACTS and learn respect! thank you and send me your number ..stop hiding buddy ..i want to talk with you.. (i am a well known successful business woman here in LA ) Sincerely, Deborah Moore Office #310-4325727

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#7 UPDATE EX-employee responds

james buccelli

AUTHOR: Luunna24 - (USA)

I worked with him including more people who haven't been paid. I worked new years eve with another girl and we both didn't get paid. Also, he accused me of stealing money when he didn't even pay me.
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#8 Author of original report

Runway Magazine James Buccelli - is a con artists

AUTHOR: The truth 101 - (U.S.A.)

I want my money , with interests !!!

10,000 dollars cash !!!
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#9 Author of original report

James Buccelli - I want my money !!!

AUTHOR: The truth 101 - (U.S.A.)

James Buccelli I want my money.

CEO Runway models , Canoga ca

Runway Models, James Buccelli CEO is a crook remember that.
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