Complaint Review: Intelli-heart Services Inc - Los Angeles CA
Intelli-heart Services Inc Vanessa Parsons, Daniel Weisberg, pays employees and sales people late, bounces checks, and tells blatant falsehoods to Veteran Affair officials and endangers lives Los Angeles CA
The subjects run, manage, and/or ARE a heart monitoring company that services our vulnerable veterans (lord help them!) Two complaints were filed in state and federal courts regarding these scum bags as shown on the google links:
ON THE COMPLAINT FILED BY DEXTER DEVERA (starting at paragraph 17), it says:
17. In or about early August 2017, Mr. Cheung resigned his employment as the General Manager because, on information and belief, Intelli-heart Services Inc reneged on compensation agreements and refused to timely and correctly pay Mr. Cheung for all wages due. To reduce costs, Mr. Weisberg decided not to hire a new General Manager, opting instead to perform the position himself. As the General Manager, Danny Weisberg was responsible for supervising the clinical team even though Mr. Weisberg was not previously involved in direct supervision of employees. Shortly after Mr. Weisberg started supervising the clinical team, he began targeting Mr. DeVera, who was, at this time the only male employee on the clinical team during day shift. Without limitation, Mr. Weisberg began harassing, bulling, swearing, criticizing and humiliating Mr. DeVera in front of his female co-workers.
18. For example, it was IHS' practice to pay employees on regular paydays but instruct them to wait to deposit the checks until two or three days later or post-date the paychecks to make it appear that employees were paid timely. In these instances, regardless of when the employee deposited their check, the checks often bounced anyway. Mr. DeVera experienced at least one bounced paycheck at least one pay period per month. This caused a substantial financial hardship on Mr. DeVera (and other employees), such that he could not pay his bills timely, incurred substantial bank fees for returned deposits and overdrafts and his credit score plummeted. Mr. DeVera repeatedly complained to management about his paychecks bouncing to no avail. Ms. Parsons admitted that the checks bounced but told Mr. DeVera that "anything we did wrong; you will be taken care of." However, Mr. DeVera was never reimbursed for the bank fees or late fees he incurred because of IHS' fraud.
19. On one occasion, without limitation, Mr. Weisberg became angry at Mr. DeVera for cashing his paycheck the day he received it causing it to bounce and began yelling at Mr. DeVera in front of the entire staff. Mr. DeVera tried to explain to Mr. Weisberg that if the check bounced again his credit score would be affected because he wasn't able to timely pay his bills. Despite Ms. Parsons' promise to take care of the fees caused by IHS' errors, Mr. Weisberg denied any wrongdoing by IHS and told Mr. DeVera to pay his bank fees and late fees himself. Mr. DeVera was so upset that he went into the bathroom to compose himself. As a matter of privacy and human decency, most people would afford an employee time to themselves in the bathroom. Instead of waiting for Mr. DeVera to come out of the bathroom, Mr. Weisberg followed him and started making fun of him, and calling him a "baby" for complaining about his paychecks bouncing. Significantly, Mr. Weisberg did not treat similarly situated female employees to the same mistreatment.
20. On another occasion, Mr. DeVera happened to be in the bathroom at the same time as Mr. Weisberg. Instead of waiting until Mr. DeVera was out of the bathroom, Mr. Weisberg insisted on discussing Mr. DeVera's work performance with him in the urinal. Mr. DeVera was very uncomfortable and wanted to leave but he felt he had to wait until Mr. Weisberg was done talking in part because Mr. Weisberg was physically intimidating to Mr. DeVera, who is a slight Filipino man, compared to Mr. Weisberg, who is rugged in appearance and almost a foot taller than him. On other occasions he would yell profanities at him or cuss him out in front of his co-workers and managers.
27. Although Mr. DeVera was scared to report Mr. Weisberg's harassment for fear of retribution, it escalated to the point that Mr. DeVera became scared for his physical safety. Without limitation, on December 21, 2017 Mr. Weisberg became enraged because of what he perceived as a delay on patient troubleshooting, and yelled at Mr. DeVera threatening that he was "gonna f**kin' pay me back a week's worth of pay,... I want my money back!" Mr. DeVera did not know how to respond so he laughed nervously. In response, Mr. Weisberg yelled, "do you think that's fu*kin' funny? You're gonna pay me back my f* ckin' money!" and "F*ck you!" While he was yelling at Mr. DeVera, while directly in front of him, Mr. Weisberg made a fist with one hand and made a punching gesture by hitting his fist against his open hand and kicked the door which Mr. DeVera was leaning against. Mr. DeVera closed his eyes and flinched because he feared that Mr. Weisberg would hit him. A moment later, a co-worker, "Lisa," came into the hall where they were standing, and Mr. Weisberg ordered Mr. DeVera to come into his office and closed the door. He told Mr. DeVera he was "furious," and said, "that is 1/10th of what I could do to you, I could do a lot more!" Then Mr. Weisberg asked, "was this an honest mistake or do you just like f*cking me? Goddammit! Now I don't know what the f*ck to do with you!"
ON THE COMPLAINTS AND BRIEF FILED BY TERRANCE WALKER, IT SAYS:
On September 30, 2014, Intelli-Heart entered into an agreement with James
Winters. Pursuant to the terms of the agreement, Intelli-Heart
and Winters agreed that Winters would act as a regional sales distributor for
Intelli-Heart. In this position, Winters would market and support Intelli-Heart's
services through sales to various entities, including the Department of Veteran's
Affairs (‘VA’)". (Id.) Intelli-Heart agreed to pay Winters a commission of 10%
from the sales he made with the VA on behalf of Intelli-Heart.
“Shortly after Winters entered into this agreement, Winters entered into a separate
agreement with Walker. (ECF No. 4, ¶ 33; Ex. 1). Under the terms of this
agreement, Walker agreed to provide Winters with consulting services to assist
Winters in marketing medical supplies and services to the government. (Id., Ex.
1). According to the agreement, Walker would assist Winters in identifying
government solicitations, seeking bids for medical services and supplies, explain
issues related to the bidding process, and the like. (Id.) Winters agreed to pay
Walker 50% of his compensation from the "end supplies of medical
services/supplies." (Id.) Winters was required to pay Walker within ten (10) days
of receipt of his payment from the end medical supplier. (Id.) This contract was to
be in effect for five (5) years. (Id.)”
“Walker allegedly assisted Winters in securing various government contracts with
the VA related to the sale of Intelli-Heart's medical supplies and services.
However, only four (4) of those contracts are identified in the complaint and at
issue in this litigation.” (EFC 99, pg. 2, ll. 18-22); “Each VA Contract also
requires accelerated payments to subcontractors (See Exhibit 7, page 31,
referencing FAR part 52-232.40)”
“Intelli-Heart was routinely late in paying Winters his commission payments on
the VA contracts he helped Winters secure. As a result, Winters was late paying
Walker. (ECF No. 4, ¶ 39-53). By November 2017, the payments to Winters
were approximately 120 days late. (Id.) Due to the late payments, Walker
began contacting the VA and representatives of Intelli-Heart demanding payment
and alleging that Intelli-Heart was engaged in various types of nefarious conduct
and fraud. (Id.) Walker also threatened Intelli-Heart with litigation if his demands
were not met. (Id., Exs. 9-14)” (EFC 99, pg. 2, ll. 23-28)
The question to be resolved by the VA contracting officers was whether Walker
was a 2nd tier subcontractor under 52.232-40, if his payment was late, and if IHS
had ever been late to Winters (and, thus, Walker) in violation of FAR 52.232-40.
(SAC ¶ 29) It was revealed in a separate GAO matter (in which Defendants were
not a party) that Defendants communicated to four VA contracting officers: (1)
that IHS’ payments to Winters were always “timely” (SAC ¶ 72-73, Exhibit 23)
[even though Winters’ stub shows he ONLY was paid AFTER 120 DAYS!!] (2) that it
was not connected to Walker in “any way” and (3) that Walker was simply harassing them.
All of the statements were false.
Weisberg, “omitt[ed] knowing that Walker was a subcontractor of Winters -- a
fact in emails forwarded to him several times over the past few months (See e.g.
Exhibit 12, a Jan. 31, 2018 email clearly denoting Walker was a ‘2nd tier
subcontractor...under Winters’ ); a fact that made Walker a subcontractor of
Intelli-heart by definition FAR 44.101.”
On March 7, 2018 Patrice Bond stated in an email to Walker
“.....I have spoken to Intelli-Heart and confirmed its separation from Winters. Additionally, I
have confirmed that all payments due to Winters have been made by Intelli-Heart and that they
were made in a timely manner. “ (See Exhibit 23, attached and marked)
Intelli-heart made misrepresentations to the VA’s Patrice Bond that Walker and James
Winters were not subcontractors of theirs under contract VA69D17D0167, as certified by Patrice
Bond’s certified statement March 15, 2018. (See Exhibit 24, attached and marked)
Intelli-heart made misrepresentations to the VA’s Kevin Cochran that Terrance Walker and
James Winters were not subcontractors of theirs under contract VA24918C10329.
On March 16, 2018 Kevin Cochran forwarded (to Walker) the February 2018 emails of
Danny Weisburg (of Intelli-heart) exposing these misrepresentations. (See Exhibit 26, attached
and marked )
In one of the forwarded email, Weisburg admitted to knowing of Walker weeks earlier but
disavowed that Intelli-heart had a subcontract with Walker.
Weisburg omitting knowing that Walker was a subcontractor of Winters -- a fact in emails
forwarded to him several times over the past few months (See e.g. Exhibit 12, a Jan. 31, 2018
email clearly denoting Walker was a “2nd tier subcontractor...under Winters” ); a fact that made
Walker a subcontractor of Intelli-heart by definition FAR 44.101. Weisburg also told Mr. Cochran to ignore Walker in violation of the right of subcontractors to communicate with Contracting officers.
RESULTING EFFECTS UPON THE VETERANS WHO GET HEART MONITORING SERVICE FROM THE VA
Giving the shady dealings and apparent ponzi-scheme style of running its busy, it would be a miracle if a veteran has not died from such sloppy company management. Veterans lives are at stake and if the federal government is doing business with this company, it most definitely should reconsider. If you're thinking of working for or with this company, you should reconsider. It's a scam-company ran by con artist.
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