I have been swindled and lost over $500,000 to a shady lawyer and his wife. I have been able to track down other people who have also been defrauded by this lawyer. What amazes me is that he is STILL a lawyer in Colorado. He lost his lawyer status for a brief period but was able to get it back; he has lost his realtor's license. His name is Steven Jude Mascarenas and his wife is Cathy Oliver Mascarenas. If you do a Google search on them, you see countless stories of fraud from them. They are currently under indictment by the FBI for mortgage and wire fraud. However, with me, they defrauded me of my money when I went to purchase a Subway franchise from them. Amazingly, they are still a LEGAL Subway franchise owner and are reaping profits from the Standley Lake Westminster Subway which they still own. They changed the locks on the store and said I breached a contract and stole the Subway back. I have tried to use lawyers since September, but the scamsters are hiding and have only been able to be remotely served. I want to expose Subway Corporation since they have allowed these scoundrels to continue to operate knowing that they have defrauded people in the past. They had a Mr. Patel pay the $30,000 cash when he was interested in the Subway before me, and then they did the same thing to him and took the store back. This guy and his wife should not even be allowed to sell lemonade in the State of Colorado, but they continue to do so. I have contacted the head of the Ethics Commission for the State of Colorado's Supreme Court, and still they have not disbarred this guy and told me they would not take my case. I feel that this shady lawyer knows the system, and is screwing a lot of common people. I have a lot of information, people, contacts, phone numbers and addresses which I have accrued since September in trying to obtain justice. I have gotten an arbitration settlement for about $650,000, but getting a settlement and actually getting the money from these scoundrels are 2 different things altogether. My question is: how can Subway continue to let these people operate a Subway franchise and continue to defraud people when they know the past dealings of them.
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