Javier Cordajo Urbina, Manager, Great Wall MotorsJavier Cordajo Urbina, Manager, Great Wall Motors & Steven Allen Bucelato Assisted a psychopathic stalker in the THEFT OF MY CAR by withholding it when I dropped it off for maintenence. La Uruca, San Jose California
On July 27, 2007 I was a victim of a violent attack against me by a man that had been stalking, harassing and menacing me. On this day, he forcibly pulled me into his home, beat me, strangled me and placed a knife to my throat stating he would kill me and my children if I refused to have a relationship with him.
His name, Steven Allen Bucelato, March 14, 1949. Resident of Esterillos Oeste, a small beach town between Jaco & Parrita, Costa Rica.
The result of the attack was head trauma, skull fracture, fractured and broken ribs, torn breast tissue, spinal injury and a psychological trauma which continues to this day.
This man was an ex business partner who had advised me of attorneys, and the ways things work in Costa Rica before the attack, therefore he had access to all of my information and subsequently used it to steal from me and defraud me.
I believe I was a mark to this man who subsequently also stole my lot and my house, cleaned out my bank account and had me deported. His plan is if he cannot kill me physically, he will (and has) killed off anything and everything which I held which resembled my life.
On August 7, I believe my new vehicle had been tampered with, as the power steering was not functioning properly. Coincidentally, this man worked works on cars and has mechanical skills.
On August 8, I took the vehicle to GREAT WALL MOTORS in LA URUCA to see what was wrong. I was told that I should return to collect the car the following day.
On AUgust 9, I returned to collect the car and was told they needed a part to fix it and it would be a couple of days.
On AUgust 13, I call Great Wall Motors and hear the familiar it is not ready, we need a few more days...
The week of August 13 to August 17, I pass by Great Wall motors and they will not allow me to access my vehicle, to speak to anyone in charge, always stating he is not here, he is unavailable etc.
On AUgust 22, I go with two witnesses to Great Wall Motors and refuse to leave. I threaten to call the police if I cannot speak to Javier, the Manager. He arrives and proceeds to go upstairs to his office. I am asked to wait approx. 15 minutes before he calls me into his office. In his office are he and his attorney. I tell him he knows it is my car, it is absurd that a new car under warranty would have such a problem, that parts are readily available, and that I believe - that I KNOW that his friendship with my attacker is the reason my vehicle is not being released to me.
He calls my attacker and I can hear yelling through the phone do not give her the car, no matter what you do, do not give her the car. I say outloud that I can hear that and that I am calling the police. At this point in time, Javier says into the telephone Look man, she knows the car has been ready for over 12 days, I cannot help you this way, I do not want any trouble... this is between you and her. When he hangs up the telephone he tells me that even though he knows the car is mine, he will not release it without the proper documentation.
I explain that 1. I do not have a car to travel to my house, a 3 hour drive away to get the documents and 2. I have a restraining order against the attacker, and am terrified to drive the isolated 30 mile stretch of highwy to get home even if I did have a car.
I ask for the head mechanic, who has always seem me drop off and pick up the car, and who knows it is MY vehicle. He states that YES, this car belongs to this woman. He asks his boss to not be involved and release my car to me. Javier says no - but he can do this... I promise you that I will not release the car to the attacker. But I MUST have something that shows you are the owner of the vehicle to release it back to you. His attorney agrees that is the best way.
I spend the next few days trying to get copies of my paperwork to San Jose so I can collect my vehicle.
On August 29, I finally have my documentation and I call that I am coming in for my car. I am told that my car was released several days ago to the owner. I ask to speak to the head mechanic. I am told he no longer works here. I ask where he works, how I can reach him. I am told We do not have that information, sorry and they hang up.
When I attempt to call back, I am repeatedly disconnected.
My attorney looks into this and discovers that my vehicle was aquired on September 09, 2007 by the man that attacked me, and placed into HIS name. The cause of acquisition is listed as onerous.
Two days later I am picked up by immigration and held for 59 days because I refuse to sign a deportation order. I contact the Embassy and tell them that this stalker has done all of these actions against me.
During the time I am held, he steals approx. $1,750,000 in my cash and assets. He writes letters to defame and slander me, to ruin and kill my character and my reputation. He continues to stalk my husband, and later my mother who struggle to maintain physical possession of our home.
I discover in April 2008, that the vehicle is now being driven and in the possession of the Chief of the Immigration Police, who accepted it as a bribe to detain me, and subsequently deport me, preventing me to take any actions against these people.
I would VERY MUCH like to be contacted by any legal team, or similar case victims of Costa Rica to shine a light on the situation, how with a little chorizo (bribe, payoff) and saavy criminal minded Gringo, can use the system and the people there to assist in what they know are crimes.
It has been almost one year since my ordeal, and because I am prohibited from being in the country, I cannot take any strong action.... yet I, my three children, my husband and extended family who has been helping us since we lost everything continue to suffer the burden wach and every day.
I know that Steven Allen Bucealto has spent 20+ years in Costa Rica, dealing in old vehicles and in real estate. I am aware of several people he attempted to defraud and rip-off. I believe he fled to Costa Rica because of crimes committed in the USA, and found it easier to get away with his illegal activities there, because in basic language - he just buys anything he wants.
This man is a dangerous criminal who used, manipulated and corrupted many people along the way in his sick and obsessive pursuit of me and my family.
I am posting here because I am looking for assistance in how I may put a stop to all he has done against us, and continues to do.
Victim of Costa Rican Chorizo Payoff
San JoseCosta Rica