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Complaint Review: John Brewington, John F Brewington, Paladin PI is an Arizona-based private investigator who brags about his knowledge of the Internet and his ability to help anti-free speech plaintiffs win their lawsuits. - Chandler Arizona

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  • John Brewington, John F Brewington, Paladin PI is an Arizona-based private investigator who brags about his knowledge of the Internet and his ability to help anti-free speech plaintiffs win their lawsuits. Chandler Blvd. Chandler, Arizona USA

John Brewington, Paladin PI is an Arizona-based private investigator who brags about his knowledge of the Internet and his ability to help anti-free speech plaintiffs win their lawsuits. In fact, Mr. Brewington has a long history of his own legal problems, a criminal record and it appears he may be hiding from his creditors including the IRS. Chandler Arizona

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NOTE: Since about 2007, John F Brewington, Paladin Investigations has apparently been obsessed with regularly posting his negative opinions and allegations about Ripoff Report. Over the past 7 years, Ripoff Report has posted maybe 3 or 4 times about John F Brewington, Paladin PI. It all started when John Brewington tried to mislead Ed Magedson to believe Brewington was a Federal Agent to get information from Ripoff Report. That story for another day.. Read below ... 

Attempting to evade payment of income taxes is not only irresponsible and un-American, it is also a federal crime -- a felony punishable by up to five years in prison per 26 U.S.C. § 7201.  According to documents filed with the Maricopa County Recorder's Office, Mr. Brewington failed to pay nearly $34,000 in income takes in 2006, 2007, and 2008, which resulted in the IRS filing a lien against his assets.  

Link: http://www.ripoffreport.com/assets/pdfs/John-Brewington-Unpaid-34-000-Tax-Lien.pdf

As of late 2012, there is no indication that this debt has been paid. Could Mr. Brewington may be potentially facing serious federal criminal charges?  It gets even worse -- John Brewington is already a convicted felon, so depending on the number of separate charges, another conviction could be his second, third, or fourth strike.

Mr. Brewington's financial problems are not limited to just the IRS.  Rather, Brewington was also recently sued for failing to pay his Citibank credit card bill of nearly $14,000.   Brewington failed to appear in court resulting in a default judgment against him for close to $15,000 -- and this amount carries interest of at least 10% per year.

John Brewington Default Judgment

Link:  http://www.ripoffreport.com/assets/pdfs/John-Brewington-14-780-05-Default-Judgment.pdf

What is particularly disturbing is that according to the lawsuit, more than half of the money taken by Brewington was in the form of cash advances.  So, this was not simply a case alleging that someone ran up a large bill and then couldn’t pay due to hard times.  The allegation is that Mr. Brewington withdrew as much money from his card as possible and then simply walked away. 

Deliberate financial fraud would likely be non-dischargeable in bankruptcy and depending on other factors, it could also qualify as a criminal offense of grand theft. 

Link: http://www.ripoffreport.com/assets/pdfs/John-Brewington-SUED-for-failing-to-pay-14k-credit-card-bill.pdf

But wait!  There's more...Mr. Brewington hasn't just bilked the IRS and Citibank out of nearly $50,000 -- he even ignored his HOA dues, resulting in yet another lien being filed against him.  Again, as of late 2012, there is no sign that this debt has been paid. 

Link:  http://www.ripoffreport.com/assets/pdfs/John-Brewington-Failure-to-Pay-HOA-Dues.pdf

Brewington also appears to have lost his home in a trustee's sale: 

Link: http://www.ripoffreport.com/assets/pdfs/John-Brewington-Notice-of-Trustee-s-Sale.pdf

See this video I, ED Magedson had created, to re-butt the video Brewington had created. This is where Brewington does an interview  with a felon, the tow truck driver (who was arrested about 4 times for filing false police Reports) of putt-putt auto that was located in Apache Junction, Arizona, now closed down – many Ripoff Reports about it.
I had to create a video to rebut the lies that Mr. Brewington tries to sell about me, ED Magedson and Ripoff Report.  FACT: Ripoff Report has been sued more than 90 times (never losing a case) – John Brewington Paladin PI is trying to say I would take $500 to remove Reports in that video. That is absurd, I would never do that!  http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZA-irBinDtg  … Also, John Brewington Paladin Investigations did get YouTube to remove the video under false pretenses, temporarily. He will likely try again.  Don’t worry, I have it all back up! 

With such a long history of serious financial misconduct, maybe Brewington is in Mexico to avoid his creditors . . . He now claims to be some kind of specialist in Mexico Investigations.

What we don’t know is this: when Mr. Brewington offers to “help” people go after Ripoff Report – does he ask for money in advance? Tell us, we would like to know. 


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