• Report: #903782
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Brian Dean Lewis

  • Submitted: Wed, June 27, 2012
  • Updated: Sun, April 20, 2014

  • Reported By: Consider Yourself Lucky... — Chicago Illinois United States of America
Brian Dean Lewis
Cook County Jail - Jail ID# 2010-1013076 Chicago, Illinois United States of America

Brian Dean Lewis - Brian Lewis Diagnosed Sociopath, BiPolar & Compulsive Liar...HE WILL TAKE EVERYTHING HE CAN AND MOVE ON!! Chicago, Illinois

*REBUTTAL Individual responds: The Problem with The Internet and a Woman Scorned

*UPDATE EX-employee responds: Another one

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Consider yourself lucky if this was the extent of your loss... Brian Lewis has been in jail since 7/13/10. He plead guilty to felony theft and deceptive practice in excess of $24K in DuPage county, IL in 2010.

He remained in DuPage county jail until 10/13/10 when he was transferred to Cook County Jail, where Brian Lewis remains today, continuously trying to delay the inevitable - sentencing for 4-6 additional felonies. The majority of cases reside in the Skokie district, but the $65K embezzlement case resides in the Maybrook district.  The civil suits are throughout the city of Chicago.  In addition, there was a police report filed in Area 5, when he successfully had someone steal a friends drugs from a Walgreens, -WHILE HE WAS IN JAIL!

Brian Lewis has been charged with felony theft and deceptive practice/embezzlement by his former employer (Flat Top Grill) in an amount exceeding $65K. He has been charged by the Illinois Secretary of State Police with Insurance Fraud for reporting a car stolen, when in fact he sold it, and collected both the money from the sale of the car as well as the insurance company. He has been charged with felony forgery, violation of supervision for a previously plead down car theft, as well as violation of parole since some of the later charges occurred after his sentencing in DuPage.

Brian Lewis has pretended to have cancer, presented fake letters with forged signatures of Transplant surgeons from various UNOS regions to the courts, and escaped identity theft charges solely due to technicalities. These are just the criminal charges (the ones reported so far, there are more to come...) There is also a laundry list of civil claims filed against him, look them up and you will see you are not alone, however most people are out a significantly greater amount of money than you. Myself included... he wiped me out completely.

In addition, the majority of the information you were provided to write his resume was completely fictitious. TBK Management (Flat Top Grill) is the company he embezzled $65K from and is still awaiting formal sentencing. Brian never received his MBA, as he was never enrolled in Graduate school. It would only have harmed your reputation had his website (including your resume, which I have a copy of) remained out there longer than the three months he pre-paid for the website hosting. 

The DA's office was going to use the PieceMeal website to track information and demonstrate to the court that Brian was a complete fraud, but the site was already down... not because he knew the police were on to him, but because he was already in jail!

Please file a police report, as this can only help speak to his character (or lack there of...) in the court system, hopefully resulting in Brian receiving the longest possible prison sentences.

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#1 REBUTTAL Individual responds

The Problem with The Internet and a Woman Scorned

AUTHOR: TheREALVictim - ()

While I encourage those that are true victims to a crime or a scam to use all of the available resources to right their wrongs, it frustrates me greatly that these same resources allow for individuals that feel emotionally scarred to further damage the reputation of an individual with false allegations and heavily slanderous remarks.  This being said, if the alleged "victims" are able to say anything that they wish, why should I not be able to do the same in response?

In the previous post, written by Robyn Berman, herself a very troubled individual, she makes several outlandish claims.  While it is 100% true that I was convicted of fraud and forgery in Cook County, IL, the circumstances by which this occured are far different than what was suggested by Ms. Berman. 

I will respond to each of the allegations listed in her posting.  I was in the Cook County Jail from October, 2010 - September, 2012, fighting a total of 3 felonies.  2 in the Skokie District, and 1 in the Maybrook District.  There are no current pending civil lawsuits against me, and if there were, the easiest place to serve an individual in a civil suit is IN JAIL!.  This of course did not happen.  All telephone calls from the jail are recorded, and monitored for criminal activity.  If I was to have commited some sort of drug deal from jail involving Walgreens, I would have been charged with such a thing.  There is absolutely nothing to support this RIDICULOUS claim, so I can only tell those curious about its accuracy to investigate further.

FlatTop Grill, or The Happy Valley Corp., based in Chicago, and NOT TBK Management out of Austin, TX, was one of the complainants in a Skokie case.  While they alleged that $65K was embezzeled from them during the time of my employment, that portion of the case was thrown out by the judge as being frivolous and unfounded.  They were attempting to recoup on losses from a failed product launch in their restaurants, for which I was primarily responsible.  This had nothing to do with illegal actions.

In mid-2010, prior to my incarceration, I had several malignant polyps removed from my colon, which the doctors later suggested were likely caused by all of the pain medications and anti-depressants I had been ingesting, following the passing of my mother, and suffering from a TIA, or mini-stroke.  It is true that I attempted to gain sympathy from the court from this, in hopes of obtaining a lesser sentence, or a term of probation for my actions.  However, presenting forged documents from members of the medical community, in this case UNOS surgeons as alleged, is a federal crime.  This is also a silly, and unfounded accusation.

For Ms. Berman to suggest that I "wiped her out completely", is also false.  During the course of our "relationship", which was in no way physical, any money that she spent was of her own doing.  I never asked for money, nor did I ever TAKE any money from her.  She alleges that I am now responsible for paying for things such as her hotel stays and other incidentals that she incurred during visits to a hospital in the Boston area.  I was of course IN the hospital, and her decision to travel along, was hers alone.

I cannot sit here as I write this, and suggest that I am 100% innocent of any wrong doing, because I am not.  I was convicted in a court of law, and sentenced to a total of 5 years in prison.  I have served my time, and I am now attempting to rebuild my life.  I made many mistakes for which I am still paying, and deservedly so.  I do not feel however, that I should be forced to endure the backlash from the rantings of a misinformed, and scorned, former friend.  I fully support the first amendment, and believe we should be able to speak freely, but the first amendment does not provide carte blanche to individuals to say as they wish, without potential repercussion.  If you wish to detail the wrong doings of an individual, by all means, do so, but do it with class, and supported facts, not as Ms. Berman has done here.

As for the individual that claims a $1000 civil suit from 2005, I am well aware of who posted this, and I am not going to dignify this posting with a response.  She knows what she did, and if this somehow made her feel better, than I suppose I will leave it alone.

Lastly, as for the resume writer that I did not pay, because I was incarcerated before I could make due on my commitment, I have attempted to contact her, but have been unsuccessful in my attempts.  Hopefully, if she reads this, she will reach out to me, as I have every intention of paying for the service that was provided, and plan to do so as soon as I can locate her.

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AUTHOR: typewriter32 - (United States of America)

There are many victims of this sociopath- I'm one of them. I have a civil suit filed from 2005- I was fortunate that I only was taken for $1,000. I'd be curious to hear your story about how you were taken for everything. Did you find out he was a psycho before he was arrested? Did you ever know about all of the other women? There is nothing that makes me happier to find out that he is finally in jail after all of the terrible things he has done and I hope they find a way to keep him there for a long time.
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