DMH Media Network, David Maurice Hill, Noble Drakoln, Alex Fraser Securities Fraud, Scam Artists, and outright Crooks Beverly Hills, California Internet
Do not invest or give this man, David Maurice Hill, any money. I was invited to meet him because I was interested in writing for magazines as I was transitioning careers from being an educator of 12 years to becoming a writer and journalist for magazines. The person who introduced me to him was the Editor-in-Chief of FGM Magazine (now former EIC after she has also discovered the lies he told). He looked me and the EIC both in the eye and told me that he would use the 5K i had invested to print the Winter issue of FGM Magazine. I came on as both an investor and as an employee with the position of being a Music editor for FGM Magazine.
He told me he would take my $5k to print the magazine in exchange for shares in his company. This was in October of 2013. He told me I would start seeing ROI in two months. We signed contracts and for the next two months, i was working over 50 hours a week putting together the issue in the capacity of writer, producer, interviewer, copy-writer, managing editor and the issue was all laid out and done by December 2013. I had utilized my network of friends, and found good people through CL and Internmatch because he told me that he would be hiring for new personnel pretty soon, and I wrote a good chunk of material for FGM Issue 20.
Come January 2014, no response. He kept telling me and the Editor-in-Chief of FGM Magazine that the printers were lagging while we were all anticipating when the print would come out. I had already promised our writers that they would be getting a copy since that was what I was told. Turns out he never sent the order in. Next, he kept delaying on my ROI. At this point, lots of fishy things started happening: The writers who I had hired on DMH Media Network's behalf told me that they never received their payments, even after they had filed their W2s. I had calculated around $320 of how much my friends and the people who I had hired on DMH's behalf were owed. To help out the DMH reputation, I had a serious talk with David and told him how important a company's reputation is to the health of a business, and he acted like he understood, so I had given DMH Media Network $320 to pay the writers. At first I had wired the money and he said he never received it. Then I had given him a personal check of another $320 thinking to replace the wire transfer. A week later, I find not only that the writers weren't paid, but also that he had initially lied about not recieving the first wire payment because at the end of the month I got the statement that I had actually given him $640. By this time, I knew this guy was a bonafide hustler.
Though he had given me the title of Magazine Director around January, 2014, I wasn't getting paid or receiving any ROI. Of course, he had promised that the money was coming. He would send me emails stating that he's going to give me the entire lump sum of what he owes me plus more, so I hung around in February, but at this time, i was already one foot out the door. He would thank me for being patient with him, so it was encouraging enough to hook me for that month. I finally quit end of February because at that point, I knew that this man was a compulsive liar. He may mean well, and I believe that when he tells you something, that at that moment, he really believes it's the truth (i.e. he personally knows Paris Hilton, he's on a first name basis with RiRi aka Rihanna, he's partied with Chris Brown, he's going to give me the one lump sum of money after it's been overdue for a month). The problem is, he blends in truths with lies like he drinks water--it just comes really naturally to him and he may even believe in the lies. In this way, he exhibits borderline sociopathic tendencies. Another observation is that he means well when he says it at the time, but he just has no follow through. I really believe he believes in his own lies as if he were telling the truth, just to get him by another day.
He would give me the go-around and said that Noble, his partner, has all his money. Suddenly, I was out of the picture. I realized at this point how silly I was to trust him for his word. He was stringing me all along with promises of actively growing the company with him. Even by June, he was promising me my investor money from his contracts with Weed TV, yet all talk and no action.
We signed two contracts--the first contract was the investor money for preferred stock shares and the second was the labor investment contract stating that as a writer and Magazine Director I would be given preferred stock shares--both contracts were notorized. Yet to this day, the only money I had received from him was a $100 Alpha XY payment that is only half paid. The agreement was $200--$100 up front payment and then the rest after I had sent him the rough draft. I had never saw the second half even after it was published.
If I am guilty of anything, it would be of my inexperience in the industry and my inexperience dealing with crooks who promise and write contracts to entice me to fork over money, time and energy (I've invested over 1,000 hours+ of labor including interviewing, producing, setting up contracts, hiring, creating pitch decks, writing, filming, and video editing). As an English teacher and educator for the past 12 years, I've been a bit lucky being surrounded by folks who are generally trustworthy, so it was easy for me believe in what people say and write down in this process of transition for me. People like me who are looking for experience and a new career are easy targets for someone like David.
DMH Media Network and the board members of the company will be liable as this is indeed securities fraud. In addition to the case I've already won on the investor money I had given him, I will be seeking prosecution to the fullest extent enforceable by law for securities fraud and labor law violations.
Mingjie, Los Angeles, CA