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John Memoli570 Jacaranda Court Internet United States of America
I moved to Gwinnett County,Georgia in 1980,when I was Honorably Discharged from the U.S. Army. I helped in the construction of Gwinnett Place Mall and many of the other developments around Gwinnett and North Georgia.
I began selling off my music gear investment when I became underemployed and eventually disabled by a repetitive stress injury from my occupation. I did very well for a few months. I was able to pay my bills.
Then the problem started with abusive and derogatory postings that were intended to embarrass, threaten and humiliate me.They were directed at "RickinBuford" .The language and grammar were the same in all the posts,and they were all done at the same time of day,so it was obvious the same individual was doing it.In one it was suggested that someone come to Buford ,Georgia and break my hands so that I couldn't post anything else to sell. [continued below]....
I searched John Memoli's name and it took me to his LinkedIn page and his Facebook page.
I searched my email box and a February 2009 email from John Memoli came up.
He had been stalking me previously when I had a Craigslist account under another phone number and email address.If I had known he was my Craigslist Stalker, I never would have replied to that email. He came to me pretending he wanted to buy music gear .Apparently it was a trick to get my phone number again. I've sold alot of gear, so I felt I could trust this person because he approached me as a responsible trustworthy individual.
I confronted John Memoli by email on September 14 2010,asking him if he intended to continue his online activities.I did not receive a reply. I went to the Alpharetta Police Department to report Mr.Memoli,but they told me to report the issue to the Gwinnett County Police Department.The Detective at the Alpharetta Police Department suggested that I get a Stalking Temporary Protective Order. He said that if it was violated,the Stalker would be charged with Aggravated Stalking,a felony. Mr.Memoli was reported to the Gwinnett County Police Department for Stalking,a criminal charge. The Gwinnett County Police Department suggested that I get a Temporary Protective Order Against Stalking as well.
I went to the Fulton County Courthouse and after 2 judges reviewed my case and looked at my evidence,I received one on October 6 2010 and another on October 22 2010.Someone claiming to be John Memoli's attorney (he refused to give his name) called to say they were stuck in traffic and would be late. He called twice. John Memoli and his attorney failed to appear to defend himself.
WSB-TV Channel 2 Action News Reported Tony Thomas showed an interest in the story.It was shown on the air starting October 31 2010 and ran for 3 days. http://www.wsbtv.com/video/25586862/index.html ..I wanted others to know what has happened to me so that it doesn't happen to them.
After receiving the TPO I felt a great deal of relief and began posting ads again.I didn't have any problems until December 6 2010,when another derogatory post appeared with my items for sale,my prices,my name and location appeared.It was the same grammar and wording as all the previous derogatory and threatening posts. It scared me very badly.I reported the post to Craigslist staff and requested poster identification.
This was the issue I got the TPO for,so I reported the issue to the Gwinnett County Police Department as well. I gave a copy of my TPO to them and they told me that the information would be forwarded to Detectives.I also reported the incident to the Fulton County Superior Court Family Violence Division. I was told by Fulton County Family Violence to seek legal advice.Or call the Police.
I posted the Georgia Law in regard to Aggravated Stalking,a felony. I hope this issue and any more violations of the TPO will be dealt with when I request a Permanent Protective Order in October of this year.If the "Craigslist Stalker" doesn't kill me first.
On January 10 2011,I mailed a certified letter out to Craigslist. In the letter I included the TPO,Gwinnett County Police Report,WSB-TV Channel 2 Action NewsStory. Also in the Craigslist letter I included the December 6 2010 offending post and again requested poster information. The Fulton County Superior Court Clerk told me it would take two years to get a court date if I wanted to sue.
So, on January 22 2011, I began complaining to various websites and posting links to my story.I had never mentioned John Memoli by name at any time up until this point. I began complaining naming John Memoli at this time.I complained to the BBB,three complaint
sites,Craigslist,the Mortgage Bankers Association of Georgia .I was seeking help and advice.The BBB suggested that I contact the Georgia Department of Banking and Finance.I want as many people as possible to know that there is a criminal issue with this
individual, including threats of violence.
February 11,2011 I received an email from Craigslist,identifying the December 6 2010 TPO violation and the poster. I spend every moment of every day in fear of retribution. I couldn't post an ad without it immediately getting flagged off.I would always do my posting
at the same time of day( because of library operating hours),so it was always known where I was online and what I was doing there.
This ordeal has cost me psychologically.It has cost me my homelife and left me in constant fear for my life. Being CyberStalked is like having someone come right into your home or workplace to harm you.I've been afraid to leave my home for any period of time for months.And no one with any Police Department offered to do anything to help me.
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