• Report: #74381
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Michael Joel Zwebner's UNIVERSAL COMMUNICATION SYSTEMS, INC. - Carmel Cafiero

  • Submitted: Mon, December 08, 2003
  • Updated: Thu, August 23, 2007

  • Reported By:orlando Florida
Michael Joel Zwebner's UNIVERSAL COMMUNICATION SYSTEMS, INC. - Carmel Cafiero
407 LINCOLN ROAD #6K Miami Beach, Florida U.S.A.

Michael Joel Zwebner's UNIVERSAL COMMUNICATION SYSTEMS, INC. Securities rip-off USCY's promoter IRVING FRIEBERG Arrested & Arraigned and Wilhelmina - Trans Continental - Options Talent Connections - WSVN Miami Carmel on the Case liar Journalist for sale Miami Beach Florida

*UPDATE Employee: Michael Zwebner, CEO of Universal Communications System, cheats investors, launders money for DEA and the mafia, and hires male prostitutes for gay sex and blackmails others gays like Steve Cunningham, Federated Financial's Steve Miller dupes WSVN TV News

*UPDATE Employee: Michael J. Zwebner is amoral and has no loyalty to anyone but himself, including the Colombos, his employer

*Consumer Comment: Miller's McFarland threatens me with lawsuit if I don't sue Magedson Zwebner's Cooper tries to flim-flam me with a bogus subpoena and I discover WSVN's lies by Carmel Cafiero - WSVN Miami Carmel on the Case liar Journalist for sale

*Consumer Comment: Miller's McFarland threatens me with lawsuit if I don't sue Magedson Zwebner's Cooper tries to flim-flam me with a bogus subpoena and I discover WSVN's lies by Carmel Cafiero - WSVN Miami Carmel on the Case liar Journalist for sale

*Consumer Comment: Miller's McFarland threatens me with lawsuit if I don't sue Magedson Zwebner's Cooper tries to flim-flam me with a bogus subpoena and I discover WSVN's lies by Carmel Cafiero - WSVN Miami Carmel on the Case liar Journalist for sale

*Consumer Comment: Miller's McFarland threatens me with lawsuit if I don't sue Magedson Zwebner's Cooper tries to flim-flam me with a bogus subpoena and I discover WSVN's lies by Carmel Cafiero - WSVN Miami Carmel on the Case liar Journalist for sale

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Just before Thanksgiving (how appropriate) MICHAEL JOEL ZWEBNER'S promoter IRVING FRIEBERG was arrested and arraigned on several charges (SEE CHARGE SHEET BELOW) but of particular interest is the FIRST charge; CONSPIRACY to commit Securities Fraud. In order to commit conspiracy there must be other people. I smell the future of the end of the Lou Pearlman, Cort Randell, John Daly, Alex Walker and Mikey Zwebner "empire." Michael Joel Zwebner - ZOCE Boss Furthermore, I will bet that one or more of these rats will turn on each other to save themselves, (which is the definition of "to rat"). I read somewhere on this Website that Alex Walker may already be cutting a deal. It also should not be too long before others also get arrested, in my prediction. Former Felons like David Elliott and Ayman El-Difrawi, who are already covered quite well on the Internet, should be going back to jail, if we can have any faith in our legal system. Here are the data for UCSY:

UNIVERSAL COMMUNICATION SYSTEMS, INC. FEI Number: 860-88-7822 Registered Agent: Michael Joel Zwebner 407 LINCOLN ROAD #6K MIAMI BEACH FL 33139 Date Filed: 03/27/2002 OFFICERS EXCLUDING ZWEBNER: ALEXANDER WALKER, JR. 50 W. LIBERTY ST, STE 880 RENO NV 89501 RAMSEY SWEISS 31896 CRISTINA DRIVE ROSEVILLE MI 48066 CURTIS ORGIL 1885 S. ARLINGTON AVE RENO NV 89501

+++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++ U.S. District Court Southern District of Florida (W.Palm Beach) CRIMINAL DOCKET FOR CASE #: 03-M -5394-ALL
USA v. Freiberg Filed: 11/24/03 Dkt# in other court: None --------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- Case Assigned to: Magistrate Judge James M. Hopkins -------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- IRVING FREIBERG (1) , DOB: Richard G. Lubin 4/12/57; PRISONER #72408-004; [term 11/28/03] LANGUAGE: ENGLISH FTS 655-2182 defendant 561-655-2040 [term 11/28/03] [COR LD NTC ret] Lubin Volker & Olea 1217 S Flagler Drive, 2nd Floor West Palm Beach, FL 33401-6706 561-655-2040 Pending Counts: NONE Terminated Counts: NONE Complaints Disposition 18:371 CONSPIRACY TO COMMIT SECURITIES FRAUD, MAIL FRAUD, & WIRE FRAUD (1); 15:78j( & 78ff SECURITIES FAIR (2); and 18:1956(h) CONSPIRACY TO COMMIT MONEY LAUNDERING U. S. Attorneys: Kerry S. Baron, AUSA FTS 820-8777 561-659-4772 Suite 100 [COR LD NTC] United States Attorney's Office 500 South Australian Avenue Suite 400 West Palm Beach, FL 33401 561-820-8711 PTS Officer 561-803-3460 [COR LD NTC] Pretrial Services Office 701 Clematis Street Room 221 West Palm Beach, FL 33401 561-803-3460 Probation Officer FTS 655-1049 561-804-6894 [COR LD NTC] United States Probation Office 501 S Flagler Drive, Suite 400 West Palm Beach, FL 33401-5912 561-804-6894 ----------------------------------------------------------------- DOCKET PROCEEDINGS ----------------------------------------------------------------- DATE # DOCKET ENTRY 11/24/03 -- ARREST of Irving Freiberg (ck) [Entry date 11/25/03] 11/24/03 1 Copy of indictment received from the District of New Jersey; Case # 03-800-WGB as to Irving Freiberg (ck) [Entry date 11/25/03] 11/24/03 2 NOTICE of Temporary Appearance for Irving Freiberg by Attorney Richard G. Lubin (ck) [Entry date 11/25/03] 11/24/03 3 ORDER on Initial Appearance as to Irving Freiberg; Removal & Detention hearings set for 10:00 am on 11/26/03 for Irving Freiberg before the Duty Magistrate, , (Signed by Magistrate Judge James M. Hopkins on 11/2403) Tape #JMH-03-4-495 CCAP (ck) [Entry date 11/25/03] 11/24/03 4 Minutes of Initial Hearing held on 11/24/03 before Magistrate Judge James M. Hopkins as to Irving Freiberg; Removal & Detention Hearings are set for 11/26/03 @ 10:00 am before the duty magistrate judge Court Reporter Name or Tape #: JMH-03-4-495 (ck) [Entry date 11/25/03] 11/25/03 5 REPORT Commencing Criminal Action as to Irving Freiberg DOB: 4/12/57 Prisoner # 72408-004 (ck) [Entry date 11/26/03] 11/26/03 6 Minutes of Removal & Bond hearings held on 11/26/03 before Magistrate Judge James M. Hopkins as to Irving Freiberg; dft entered a waiver of removal; $1,000,000 PSB granted; order of removal entered; Tape #: JMH-03-8-930 (ck) [Entry date 11/26/03] 11/26/03 -- Bond hearing as to Irving Freiberg held before Magistrate Judge James M. Hopkins; $1,000,000 PSB with special conditions; see bond for conditions (ck) [Entry date 11/26/03] 11/26/03 7 WAIVER of Rule 40 Hearings by Irving Freiberg (ck) [Entry date 11/26/03] 11/26/03 8 PSB BOND entered by Irving Freiberg in Amount $1,000,000, co-signed by wife & mother; setting Special Conditions: Surrender travel documents & do not re-apply; Report to PTS as directed; Maintain full-time employment; not related to stocks or the internet until further order of the Court; Refrain from possessing firearm; May not encumber or dissipate any of dft or dft wife's assets; Home confinement program to include electronic monitoring at the expense of the dft. All conditions of electronic monitoring to be set by Pretrial Services; Comply additional conditions: dft may withdraw $5,000 from his checking account to maintain living expenses through close of business on Monday, 12/1/03 Approved by Magistrate Judge James M. Hopkins. (ck) [Entry date 11/26/03] 11/26/03 9 ORDER of removal as to Irving Freiberg (Signed by Magistrate Judge James M. Hopkins on 11/26/03) [EOD Date: 11/28/03] Tape # JMH-03-8-930 CCAP (ck) [Entry date 11/28/03] 11/28/03 10 Transmittal Letter sent to District of New Jersey in case as to Irving Freiberg. Documents Sent: Certified file pursuant to Rule 40 (ck) [Entry date 11/28/03] 12/4/03 11 AGREED MOTION by Irving Freiberg to amend [8-1]special conditions of bond to restrict dft's travel to the State of Florida, while allowing travel to New York & New Jersey for legal purposes, under the direction of Pretrial Services, with proposed order. (ck) [Entry date 12/04/03] [Edit date 12/04/03] 12/4/03 12 ORDER as to Irving Freiberg granting [11-1] motion to amend [8-1] special conditions of bond to restrict dft's travel to the State of Florida, while allowing travel to New York & New Jersey for legal purposes, under the direction of Pretrial Services as to Irving Freiberg (1) (Signed by Magistrate Judge James M. Hopkins on 12/4/03) [EOD Date: 12/5/03] CCAP (ck) [Entry date 12/05/03]

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I know for a fact (although I can't tell you how I know because it would give away my identity) that Michael Zwebner hires male prostitutes for gay sex for him self. The funny part is that he pretends to be a very religious man. Goes to synagogue wears religious yamalka and the such.



I am sure Zwebner's Rabbi would die if he learned that he was not only gay, but also hires gay prostitutes. He is also so diabolical that he sets up his friends (who are also gay) for blackmail. But I guess that sort of thinking goes along with working for the mafia and then also turning them in to the Feds so they will think he is legit.



Recently, Zwebner hired Big Black Buck to seduce Steve Cunningham so that Zwebner could use that to make Cunningham keep quiet about what he knows. Stevie obeys mostly so that his wife, Little Billy M. would not find out about his exotic romps without him. I have the proof and I am faxing it to Rip-off Report. Hopefully they will post it with this report.













For many months I was dispatched for employment to the home of Michael J. Zwebner located at 635 Collins ave #303, Miami Florida, 33139. I am not ashamed that I am a male prostitute. I pride myself on being an honest person. In the past I have turned drug dealers & methamphetamine manufacturers over to the police. Recently I also identified a theft ring stealing from south Florida homes. As a prostitute I get to see and hear it all.



Also, about a week ago I had seen Michael Joel Zwebner on WSVN TV News Miami interview with Carmel Cafiero - on the case, an investigative reporter. What a joke that was. They should have mentioned how Zwebner mistreats, uses and abuses male prostitutes, the same Michael Joel Zwebner who owns that featured water filtration business and cheats the publicly traded companies he runs on the Wall Street, also launders money for the DEA and the Mafia. Ms. Cafiero made it sound like a big f-ing joke, but a Mr. Hoffman got her to do it for him as a favor. She said she was taking a risk and she needed something for it, Joel and his partner, Steve Miller, who was also featured in the story had to schmooze her to do the story.



This TV News Reporter who I respected and enjoyed watching over the years as a kid shocks me. I thought she had integrity, but I guess she has her price also. I could not believe what I was seeing and hearing. I was at Mr. Zwebner's home the evening before his interview and he was promising his mafia contact that all was handled on diverting attention from their connection. He also said that Carmel Cafiero did not care if he was embellishing, stating she was doing a favor for someone else and needed to do this expos' on Rip-off Report. Evidently, that was in reference to the deal I heard earlier with Steve Miller and it made me sick to hear Zwebner lie about this honorable reporter.



On several occasions I heard other conversations between Michael Joel Zwebner (he has me call him Joel) and his relatives, evidently here and in Israel. They have some deal they are working for the mafia to launder money through Israel. The scary part is that he also launders money for the DEA and the FBI and he brags about that all the time. He sets up traps to catch the very people he is working for. He said he had to spend extra money so that the Gumbas would not figure out he was the one betraying him.



The last time I saw Joel, he used that as the excuse for not giving me my usual tip. He is such a back stabber, it would not surprise me if he were not setting up the DEA and FBI to get caught laundering money in Israel so that he and his mafia buddies could melt away while the media focuses on that scandal.



I will be back with more information when my proof gets posted. If Zwebner were not such a weasel and a liar, I would not bother about the fact he cheated me. Immediately upon seeing the expos' on WSVN I went to this website and then after reading all these reports I felt compelled to do the right thing so others will know what I know. Stay away!
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Michael J. Zwebner is amoral and has no loyalty to anyone but himself, including the Colombos, his employer

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

Not only does Zwebner launder money for drug dealers, but also manages to play both sides of the fence by turning over the drug dealers to the Feds. This is not out of any sense of patriotism, even for Israel, his country of residence (he recently has changed it, probably to aid a quick get away --- to Israel).



Ironically, the very thing that the US Government paid Michael Zwebner to do (launder money), they are now trying to prosecute him for because he is now laundering money for his own purposes, including his purportedly religious fundraising uncle, Uzi Zwebner.



Zwebner also dated Sonny Franzese's daughter, Gia, then betrayed the Colombos and provided information about the drug operations he was aiding to the DEA.



So far, he has escaped suspicion by using the sympathy ploy. He even brags about falling out of his wheelchair on purpose, just to make discussions go his way.



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I am not sure how I got hauled into this mess, but I have done some of my own investigation because of the high-handed actions of the pieces of human garbage, Robert H. Cooper and Chris McFarland, who even give snakes a bad name.



I have just received a subpoena from Michael Zwebner's attorney, Robert H. Cooper on June 28, 2005.

[Please place a copy of the subpoena here that I received.]



The cover letter demands that I release information and emails about people I know nothing about. The only thing I can think of that may have triggered this behavior is that Chris McFarland the inhouse attorney for Steven Miller's Federated Financial Services contacted me because my company was mentioned on this website. He tried to get me to joining 50-60 people, that Mr. McFarland said had joined them "to sue Mr. Ed Magedson out of existence." I have also just learned that the subpoena that Zwebner's is illegally floating the old version of the subpoena around because it was to have been revised. The

[Please post the Lycos Stay of the Default Injunction here]



If anyone has received a copy of a subpoena from Robert Cooper, Attorney for Michael Zwebner (who obviously can craft a decent legal document with decent, much less acceptable English) and would like to protest their actions, which are contemptuous of the court's order, should post their information to this report. I have asked ripoffreport.com to gather their names and contact for me. If your subpoena/injunction contains the following wording, you should report it because it should not be included:



"Anyone, or any entity, with notice of this judgment which republishes any past Internet posting made by Defendants or any of the Defendant's alias [sic] (or any other alias of Defendant's [sic] known to said persons or entities) which identifies Plaintiffs or Michael Zwebner and/or which aids and/or assists other Defendant in violation of this order is also in violation and could be held in criminal and/or civil contempt."



This was the culminating event which provoked me to file this report. As I stated, several months ago, Mr. McFarland called me to join their consortium of concerned businessmen over the growing power this website's voice was getting on the Internet. I turned him down cold and told him that I would rather find out how I could improve my business relationship with my customer base rather than shoot the messenger, with the message that I had disgruntled customers.



Granted, some people are very difficult to please, but at the same time the obvious tactic of this group of people, led by Steve Miller and his hack McFarland, using intimidation, assault and threats of lawsuit on those who do not cooperate, is hypocritical given their nominal charges on Mr. Magedson. Even if what they say is true about ripoffreport.com, which I have determined is definitely not the case, wanes by comparison to the debasing behavior of Miller and his maulers.



After I received the call from McFarland, I began to examine my own investigation of what was going on. McFarland directed my attention to a video of a report by Carmel Cafiero, which was edited to make it look like a negative piece on Ripoff Report. I went and saw the whole video and it really says absolutely nothing. I can't believe that Miller would even tout this for any purpose. I am from South Florida so I am familiar with Carmel Cafiero's puff pieces generally at WSVN, and have not really been impressed. I have noted in the past that ripoffreport.com was mentioned in some of their reports last fall, which I confirmed with WSVN.



Then I called ripoffreport.com to gather some information. ED Magedson told me that he had cooperated with WSVN in several of their stories last year; providing names of complainants and background information of a general nature. I asked if he did all that himself and he said that he has a number of people who volunteer their time to analyze the information which appears on the site, pointing out that he barely graduated from high school. (In talking to one of his volunteers, Frank Torelli, he told me that ED understands the big picture, which is most valuable and finds people who can handle the detail work... that is a real talent.)



Let me tell you what I learned about Miller's tactics (which include some of the very behaviors he accuses this website of using, (and which are UNPROVEN);

His websites have been taken down because he registered them using bogus information.

On his websites he has placed stolen information, violated the rights of others and even failed to obtain permission for things that are not of his own creation.



Next, I wanted to investigate the claims made in the story by Carmel Cafiero, which was sent to me by Federated Financial. I called WSVN but they declined to respond. One of the questions I would really like for them to answer is why WSVN covered ripoffreport.com so favorably throughout the latter half of 2004 and then try to do such an attempted blast of this website. There were several claims made in the report I wanted to check out so I spoke with Ed Magedson. Right off, Ed told me that Carmel lied about not being able to reach Ed because he spoke with her for over an hour on this story alone. She called under the guise of talking about Federated Financial but was uninterested about talking about all the complaints and getting contact information for the complainants on this site. Instead she wanted to talk about the 30-year old marijuana charge and a bogus warrant.



Next, Carmel Cafiero's unethical journalism reached a new low by not telling the whole story about the Corporate Advocacy Program reported in the piece. She repeated the Miller claim that it was extortionate but completely ignored the rest of the document which made demands of the company. I checked into it, because I also have been reported on this site. I know that the company is not allowed to sue customers who report them on this site and are required to make restitution. I suppose that this is the part that these litigious corporations object to. Miller and Zwebner are involved in more lawsuits than any other companies that I know of. I know that would be enough to scare away my business. This information was available to Ms. Cafiero but she just wasn't interested in the facts.



For this next part, Ed had me speak to Frank Torelli. It was Frank who was the investigative reporter mentioned in the Cafiero creation of fantasy. In this yarn, Mr. Zwebner said that Rip-off Report tried to get him to do a positive piece about his company but it would cost him $1,500 and that he would have to pay for the airline ticket. Frank told me that Zwebner is a pathological liar. The said thing is that he may actually believe these lies. Furthermore, Zwebner told the story exactly backwards. Zwebner offered to pay Frank to do a positive piece and fly him to Florida to look over the operation there. Additionally, Frank recorded this conversation with Zwebner. It only took me asking and he played it for me. Frank said that Carmel never talked to him and he would have told her the same thing and played the tape for her, but obviously she wasn't interested in the truth.



[I ask Frank to put his recording here so everyone can hear the amazing truth I heard. It will indict Zwebner for the liar that he is.]



My question is: Ripoffreport.com is not a business in the sense that they sell a commodity. Federated Financial and Universal Communication Systems are businesses and they do sell a commodity. They lie and they sue and protect themselves without regard for the customer relations. One must ask themselves if they want the hassle of entanglement with these scamming swindlers? ...Especially if they are not interested in honest discourse about the facts and escalate with hyperbole.



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I am not sure how I got hauled into this mess, but I have done some of my own investigation because of the high-handed actions of the pieces of human garbage, Robert H. Cooper and Chris McFarland, who even give snakes a bad name.



I have just received a subpoena from Michael Zwebner's attorney, Robert H. Cooper on June 28, 2005.

[Please place a copy of the subpoena here that I received.]



The cover letter demands that I release information and emails about people I know nothing about. The only thing I can think of that may have triggered this behavior is that Chris McFarland the inhouse attorney for Steven Miller's Federated Financial Services contacted me because my company was mentioned on this website. He tried to get me to joining 50-60 people, that Mr. McFarland said had joined them "to sue Mr. Ed Magedson out of existence." I have also just learned that the subpoena that Zwebner's is illegally floating the old version of the subpoena around because it was to have been revised. The

[Please post the Lycos Stay of the Default Injunction here]



If anyone has received a copy of a subpoena from Robert Cooper, Attorney for Michael Zwebner (who obviously can craft a decent legal document with decent, much less acceptable English) and would like to protest their actions, which are contemptuous of the court's order, should post their information to this report. I have asked ripoffreport.com to gather their names and contact for me. If your subpoena/injunction contains the following wording, you should report it because it should not be included:



"Anyone, or any entity, with notice of this judgment which republishes any past Internet posting made by Defendants or any of the Defendant's alias [sic] (or any other alias of Defendant's [sic] known to said persons or entities) which identifies Plaintiffs or Michael Zwebner and/or which aids and/or assists other Defendant in violation of this order is also in violation and could be held in criminal and/or civil contempt."



This was the culminating event which provoked me to file this report. As I stated, several months ago, Mr. McFarland called me to join their consortium of concerned businessmen over the growing power this website's voice was getting on the Internet. I turned him down cold and told him that I would rather find out how I could improve my business relationship with my customer base rather than shoot the messenger, with the message that I had disgruntled customers.



Granted, some people are very difficult to please, but at the same time the obvious tactic of this group of people, led by Steve Miller and his hack McFarland, using intimidation, assault and threats of lawsuit on those who do not cooperate, is hypocritical given their nominal charges on Mr. Magedson. Even if what they say is true about ripoffreport.com, which I have determined is definitely not the case, wanes by comparison to the debasing behavior of Miller and his maulers.



After I received the call from McFarland, I began to examine my own investigation of what was going on. McFarland directed my attention to a video of a report by Carmel Cafiero, which was edited to make it look like a negative piece on Ripoff Report. I went and saw the whole video and it really says absolutely nothing. I can't believe that Miller would even tout this for any purpose. I am from South Florida so I am familiar with Carmel Cafiero's puff pieces generally at WSVN, and have not really been impressed. I have noted in the past that ripoffreport.com was mentioned in some of their reports last fall, which I confirmed with WSVN.



Then I called ripoffreport.com to gather some information. ED Magedson told me that he had cooperated with WSVN in several of their stories last year; providing names of complainants and background information of a general nature. I asked if he did all that himself and he said that he has a number of people who volunteer their time to analyze the information which appears on the site, pointing out that he barely graduated from high school. (In talking to one of his volunteers, Frank Torelli, he told me that ED understands the big picture, which is most valuable and finds people who can handle the detail work... that is a real talent.)



Let me tell you what I learned about Miller's tactics (which include some of the very behaviors he accuses this website of using, (and which are UNPROVEN);

His websites have been taken down because he registered them using bogus information.

On his websites he has placed stolen information, violated the rights of others and even failed to obtain permission for things that are not of his own creation.



Next, I wanted to investigate the claims made in the story by Carmel Cafiero, which was sent to me by Federated Financial. I called WSVN but they declined to respond. One of the questions I would really like for them to answer is why WSVN covered ripoffreport.com so favorably throughout the latter half of 2004 and then try to do such an attempted blast of this website. There were several claims made in the report I wanted to check out so I spoke with Ed Magedson. Right off, Ed told me that Carmel lied about not being able to reach Ed because he spoke with her for over an hour on this story alone. She called under the guise of talking about Federated Financial but was uninterested about talking about all the complaints and getting contact information for the complainants on this site. Instead she wanted to talk about the 30-year old marijuana charge and a bogus warrant.



Next, Carmel Cafiero's unethical journalism reached a new low by not telling the whole story about the Corporate Advocacy Program reported in the piece. She repeated the Miller claim that it was extortionate but completely ignored the rest of the document which made demands of the company. I checked into it, because I also have been reported on this site. I know that the company is not allowed to sue customers who report them on this site and are required to make restitution. I suppose that this is the part that these litigious corporations object to. Miller and Zwebner are involved in more lawsuits than any other companies that I know of. I know that would be enough to scare away my business. This information was available to Ms. Cafiero but she just wasn't interested in the facts.



For this next part, Ed had me speak to Frank Torelli. It was Frank who was the investigative reporter mentioned in the Cafiero creation of fantasy. In this yarn, Mr. Zwebner said that Rip-off Report tried to get him to do a positive piece about his company but it would cost him $1,500 and that he would have to pay for the airline ticket. Frank told me that Zwebner is a pathological liar. The said thing is that he may actually believe these lies. Furthermore, Zwebner told the story exactly backwards. Zwebner offered to pay Frank to do a positive piece and fly him to Florida to look over the operation there. Additionally, Frank recorded this conversation with Zwebner. It only took me asking and he played it for me. Frank said that Carmel never talked to him and he would have told her the same thing and played the tape for her, but obviously she wasn't interested in the truth.



[I ask Frank to put his recording here so everyone can hear the amazing truth I heard. It will indict Zwebner for the liar that he is.]



My question is: Ripoffreport.com is not a business in the sense that they sell a commodity. Federated Financial and Universal Communication Systems are businesses and they do sell a commodity. They lie and they sue and protect themselves without regard for the customer relations. One must ask themselves if they want the hassle of entanglement with these scamming swindlers? ...Especially if they are not interested in honest discourse about the facts and escalate with hyperbole.



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I am not sure how I got hauled into this mess, but I have done some of my own investigation because of the high-handed actions of the pieces of human garbage, Robert H. Cooper and Chris McFarland, who even give snakes a bad name.



I have just received a subpoena from Michael Zwebner's attorney, Robert H. Cooper on June 28, 2005.

[Please place a copy of the subpoena here that I received.]



The cover letter demands that I release information and emails about people I know nothing about. The only thing I can think of that may have triggered this behavior is that Chris McFarland the inhouse attorney for Steven Miller's Federated Financial Services contacted me because my company was mentioned on this website. He tried to get me to joining 50-60 people, that Mr. McFarland said had joined them "to sue Mr. Ed Magedson out of existence." I have also just learned that the subpoena that Zwebner's is illegally floating the old version of the subpoena around because it was to have been revised. The

[Please post the Lycos Stay of the Default Injunction here]



If anyone has received a copy of a subpoena from Robert Cooper, Attorney for Michael Zwebner (who obviously can craft a decent legal document with decent, much less acceptable English) and would like to protest their actions, which are contemptuous of the court's order, should post their information to this report. I have asked ripoffreport.com to gather their names and contact for me. If your subpoena/injunction contains the following wording, you should report it because it should not be included:



"Anyone, or any entity, with notice of this judgment which republishes any past Internet posting made by Defendants or any of the Defendant's alias [sic] (or any other alias of Defendant's [sic] known to said persons or entities) which identifies Plaintiffs or Michael Zwebner and/or which aids and/or assists other Defendant in violation of this order is also in violation and could be held in criminal and/or civil contempt."



This was the culminating event which provoked me to file this report. As I stated, several months ago, Mr. McFarland called me to join their consortium of concerned businessmen over the growing power this website's voice was getting on the Internet. I turned him down cold and told him that I would rather find out how I could improve my business relationship with my customer base rather than shoot the messenger, with the message that I had disgruntled customers.



Granted, some people are very difficult to please, but at the same time the obvious tactic of this group of people, led by Steve Miller and his hack McFarland, using intimidation, assault and threats of lawsuit on those who do not cooperate, is hypocritical given their nominal charges on Mr. Magedson. Even if what they say is true about ripoffreport.com, which I have determined is definitely not the case, wanes by comparison to the debasing behavior of Miller and his maulers.



After I received the call from McFarland, I began to examine my own investigation of what was going on. McFarland directed my attention to a video of a report by Carmel Cafiero, which was edited to make it look like a negative piece on Ripoff Report. I went and saw the whole video and it really says absolutely nothing. I can't believe that Miller would even tout this for any purpose. I am from South Florida so I am familiar with Carmel Cafiero's puff pieces generally at WSVN, and have not really been impressed. I have noted in the past that ripoffreport.com was mentioned in some of their reports last fall, which I confirmed with WSVN.



Then I called ripoffreport.com to gather some information. ED Magedson told me that he had cooperated with WSVN in several of their stories last year; providing names of complainants and background information of a general nature. I asked if he did all that himself and he said that he has a number of people who volunteer their time to analyze the information which appears on the site, pointing out that he barely graduated from high school. (In talking to one of his volunteers, Frank Torelli, he told me that ED understands the big picture, which is most valuable and finds people who can handle the detail work... that is a real talent.)



Let me tell you what I learned about Miller's tactics (which include some of the very behaviors he accuses this website of using, (and which are UNPROVEN);

His websites have been taken down because he registered them using bogus information.

On his websites he has placed stolen information, violated the rights of others and even failed to obtain permission for things that are not of his own creation.



Next, I wanted to investigate the claims made in the story by Carmel Cafiero, which was sent to me by Federated Financial. I called WSVN but they declined to respond. One of the questions I would really like for them to answer is why WSVN covered ripoffreport.com so favorably throughout the latter half of 2004 and then try to do such an attempted blast of this website. There were several claims made in the report I wanted to check out so I spoke with Ed Magedson. Right off, Ed told me that Carmel lied about not being able to reach Ed because he spoke with her for over an hour on this story alone. She called under the guise of talking about Federated Financial but was uninterested about talking about all the complaints and getting contact information for the complainants on this site. Instead she wanted to talk about the 30-year old marijuana charge and a bogus warrant.



Next, Carmel Cafiero's unethical journalism reached a new low by not telling the whole story about the Corporate Advocacy Program reported in the piece. She repeated the Miller claim that it was extortionate but completely ignored the rest of the document which made demands of the company. I checked into it, because I also have been reported on this site. I know that the company is not allowed to sue customers who report them on this site and are required to make restitution. I suppose that this is the part that these litigious corporations object to. Miller and Zwebner are involved in more lawsuits than any other companies that I know of. I know that would be enough to scare away my business. This information was available to Ms. Cafiero but she just wasn't interested in the facts.



For this next part, Ed had me speak to Frank Torelli. It was Frank who was the investigative reporter mentioned in the Cafiero creation of fantasy. In this yarn, Mr. Zwebner said that Rip-off Report tried to get him to do a positive piece about his company but it would cost him $1,500 and that he would have to pay for the airline ticket. Frank told me that Zwebner is a pathological liar. The said thing is that he may actually believe these lies. Furthermore, Zwebner told the story exactly backwards. Zwebner offered to pay Frank to do a positive piece and fly him to Florida to look over the operation there. Additionally, Frank recorded this conversation with Zwebner. It only took me asking and he played it for me. Frank said that Carmel never talked to him and he would have told her the same thing and played the tape for her, but obviously she wasn't interested in the truth.



[I ask Frank to put his recording here so everyone can hear the amazing truth I heard. It will indict Zwebner for the liar that he is.]



My question is: Ripoffreport.com is not a business in the sense that they sell a commodity. Federated Financial and Universal Communication Systems are businesses and they do sell a commodity. They lie and they sue and protect themselves without regard for the customer relations. One must ask themselves if they want the hassle of entanglement with these scamming swindlers? ...Especially if they are not interested in honest discourse about the facts and escalate with hyperbole.



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I am not sure how I got hauled into this mess, but I have done some of my own investigation because of the high-handed actions of the pieces of human garbage, Robert H. Cooper and Chris McFarland, who even give snakes a bad name.



I have just received a subpoena from Michael Zwebner's attorney, Robert H. Cooper on June 28, 2005.

[Please place a copy of the subpoena here that I received.]



The cover letter demands that I release information and emails about people I know nothing about. The only thing I can think of that may have triggered this behavior is that Chris McFarland the inhouse attorney for Steven Miller's Federated Financial Services contacted me because my company was mentioned on this website. He tried to get me to joining 50-60 people, that Mr. McFarland said had joined them "to sue Mr. Ed Magedson out of existence." I have also just learned that the subpoena that Zwebner's is illegally floating the old version of the subpoena around because it was to have been revised. The

[Please post the Lycos Stay of the Default Injunction here]



If anyone has received a copy of a subpoena from Robert Cooper, Attorney for Michael Zwebner (who obviously can craft a decent legal document with decent, much less acceptable English) and would like to protest their actions, which are contemptuous of the court's order, should post their information to this report. I have asked ripoffreport.com to gather their names and contact for me. If your subpoena/injunction contains the following wording, you should report it because it should not be included:



"Anyone, or any entity, with notice of this judgment which republishes any past Internet posting made by Defendants or any of the Defendant's alias [sic] (or any other alias of Defendant's [sic] known to said persons or entities) which identifies Plaintiffs or Michael Zwebner and/or which aids and/or assists other Defendant in violation of this order is also in violation and could be held in criminal and/or civil contempt."



This was the culminating event which provoked me to file this report. As I stated, several months ago, Mr. McFarland called me to join their consortium of concerned businessmen over the growing power this website's voice was getting on the Internet. I turned him down cold and told him that I would rather find out how I could improve my business relationship with my customer base rather than shoot the messenger, with the message that I had disgruntled customers.



Granted, some people are very difficult to please, but at the same time the obvious tactic of this group of people, led by Steve Miller and his hack McFarland, using intimidation, assault and threats of lawsuit on those who do not cooperate, is hypocritical given their nominal charges on Mr. Magedson. Even if what they say is true about ripoffreport.com, which I have determined is definitely not the case, wanes by comparison to the debasing behavior of Miller and his maulers.



After I received the call from McFarland, I began to examine my own investigation of what was going on. McFarland directed my attention to a video of a report by Carmel Cafiero, which was edited to make it look like a negative piece on Ripoff Report. I went and saw the whole video and it really says absolutely nothing. I can't believe that Miller would even tout this for any purpose. I am from South Florida so I am familiar with Carmel Cafiero's puff pieces generally at WSVN, and have not really been impressed. I have noted in the past that ripoffreport.com was mentioned in some of their reports last fall, which I confirmed with WSVN.



Then I called ripoffreport.com to gather some information. ED Magedson told me that he had cooperated with WSVN in several of their stories last year; providing names of complainants and background information of a general nature. I asked if he did all that himself and he said that he has a number of people who volunteer their time to analyze the information which appears on the site, pointing out that he barely graduated from high school. (In talking to one of his volunteers, Frank Torelli, he told me that ED understands the big picture, which is most valuable and finds people who can handle the detail work... that is a real talent.)



Let me tell you what I learned about Miller's tactics (which include some of the very behaviors he accuses this website of using, (and which are UNPROVEN);

His websites have been taken down because he registered them using bogus information.

On his websites he has placed stolen information, violated the rights of others and even failed to obtain permission for things that are not of his own creation.



Next, I wanted to investigate the claims made in the story by Carmel Cafiero, which was sent to me by Federated Financial. I called WSVN but they declined to respond. One of the questions I would really like for them to answer is why WSVN covered ripoffreport.com so favorably throughout the latter half of 2004 and then try to do such an attempted blast of this website. There were several claims made in the report I wanted to check out so I spoke with Ed Magedson. Right off, Ed told me that Carmel lied about not being able to reach Ed because he spoke with her for over an hour on this story alone. She called under the guise of talking about Federated Financial but was uninterested about talking about all the complaints and getting contact information for the complainants on this site. Instead she wanted to talk about the 30-year old marijuana charge and a bogus warrant.



Next, Carmel Cafiero's unethical journalism reached a new low by not telling the whole story about the Corporate Advocacy Program reported in the piece. She repeated the Miller claim that it was extortionate but completely ignored the rest of the document which made demands of the company. I checked into it, because I also have been reported on this site. I know that the company is not allowed to sue customers who report them on this site and are required to make restitution. I suppose that this is the part that these litigious corporations object to. Miller and Zwebner are involved in more lawsuits than any other companies that I know of. I know that would be enough to scare away my business. This information was available to Ms. Cafiero but she just wasn't interested in the facts.



For this next part, Ed had me speak to Frank Torelli. It was Frank who was the investigative reporter mentioned in the Cafiero creation of fantasy. In this yarn, Mr. Zwebner said that Rip-off Report tried to get him to do a positive piece about his company but it would cost him $1,500 and that he would have to pay for the airline ticket. Frank told me that Zwebner is a pathological liar. The said thing is that he may actually believe these lies. Furthermore, Zwebner told the story exactly backwards. Zwebner offered to pay Frank to do a positive piece and fly him to Florida to look over the operation there. Additionally, Frank recorded this conversation with Zwebner. It only took me asking and he played it for me. Frank said that Carmel never talked to him and he would have told her the same thing and played the tape for her, but obviously she wasn't interested in the truth.



[I ask Frank to put his recording here so everyone can hear the amazing truth I heard. It will indict Zwebner for the liar that he is.]



My question is: Ripoffreport.com is not a business in the sense that they sell a commodity. Federated Financial and Universal Communication Systems are businesses and they do sell a commodity. They lie and they sue and protect themselves without regard for the customer relations. One must ask themselves if they want the hassle of entanglement with these scamming swindlers? ...Especially if they are not interested in honest discourse about the facts and escalate with hyperbole.



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HOW TO PROPERLY FILE A COMPLAINT AGAINST FEDERATED FINANCIAL SERVICES

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

HOW TO PROPERLY FILE A COMPLAINT AGAINST FEDERATED FINANCIAL SERVICES.......Your Financial Bridge to the Ocean.



Which FFS employee lied to you?

Was your credit destroyed?

Did you have to make payments for more than 4 years?



Did you have any late fees and/or late payments on the credit despite timely payments?

Were any of your accounts sold to collections even though you were still making timely payments?



Was the Federated Financial Privacy Policy & Gramm-Leach-Bliley Act violated when they posted your personal information on the internet?? by which employee of FFS?



Were you threatened and/or intimidated by an employee of FFS or by Steve Miller?



Sample Letters

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NEED TO FILE A COMPLAINT: www.eatoncounty.org/prosecutor/proslist.htm



(BBB) Better Business Bureau

www.bbb.org



(IFCC) Internet Fraud Complaint Center

www.ifccfbi.gov/



(f*g)Florida Attorney General Public Inquiry Unit

www.markcarey.com/web/florida-attorney-general/



(EPA) Environmental Protection Agency (Spilling of Hazardous Materials Down Drains)

www.epa.gov/



(FTC) Federal Trade Commission

www.ftc.gov/



(EEOC) Equal Employment Opportunity Commision

www.eeoc.gov/
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