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There are 924 comments on the WIVB Buffalo story from May 15, 2008, titled WIVB-TV News4 Buffalo, NY |Federal agents raid financial firm i.... In it, WIVB Buffalo reports that:

The company's under investigation for ripping off the elderly. Federal authorities raided this Sweet Home Road investment business Thursday after a three-year-long investigation.

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Nothing To Gane

Lancaster, NY

#213 Jul 29, 2008
David,

Yep, you are a "real" employee....Sure...Just call the office and they never heard of you....that's if someone answers the phone...I don't really think anyone works there anymore...
Perry Mason

Ontario, NY

#214 Jul 31, 2008
Mark -P wrote:
David,
Thank you for your honesty, and talking with me on the phone today. I am so relieved that everything is in order.
Mark
Mark, sorry to give you the bad news: you're being lied to. Go out to the office on Sweethome Road. There used to be LOTS of cars in the lot everyday, now there are almost none !! There's nobody there anymore !! Call up the SEC office in Buffalo and ask them if the "investors" got their $5,000,000 (or any part) of it back. They haven't and they're not going to, either. You're being spoonfed more of the same bull.... that separated all the "investors" from their money in the first place. Don't believe it?? Call the SEC or check with Al Vaughters at Channel 4. Or call up Guy and ask him why the house he lives in now, is going up for auction !! Still think anyone's getting their money back ???
Capital Gane

Alden, NY

#215 Aug 14, 2008
Ganes son Geoffry tried to get me to invest , last month in the "Covenant Network" at the office on Sweet Home Rd. STAY AWAY! Obvious scam, promises 10 percent return. WATERMARK M1 IS TOTAL BULLSHIT!
No Fair for Me

United States

#216 Aug 14, 2008
I hope this investigation and prosecution goes well, and I hope the SEC and FBI take on the Church of Scientology next, with their money shuffles and book sales, abusing the staff there as well.
real Debbie Himmelsbach

Buffalo, NY

#217 Sep 4, 2008
NO, I AM DEBBIE HIMMELSBACH AND THE PERSON WHO WROTE ANYTHING UNDER MY NAME HAS A POLICE REPORT FILE ON THIS AND WAS TOLD BY THE POLICE AND MY ATTORNEY TO STOP. HE HAS NOW OPENED AN ACCOUNT AND TRIED TO HURT ME ON EBAY. THE PERSON WHO IS DOING THIS IS A FRIED OF MR. GANES AND IS NOT ON HIS PAYROLL AS POSTED. I WILL NOT USE HIS NAME BUT I WILL BE TURNING THIS INFO OVER TO THE POLICE TODAY AS WE DID AFTER HIS ACTIONS ON EBAY. I DON'T THINK HE KNOWS HE HAS JUST SEALED HIS DOOM. I RAN ACROSS THIS INFO BY GOOGLING THE PERSONS NAME TO FIND POSTING IN MY NAME AND IN OTHER PEOPLES NAMES. THIS IS IDENTITY THEFT AND IT IS A CRIME.
Tongue in Cheek wrote:
I am Debbie Himmelsbach, and I am a sorry for the comments I have posted
Churches Beware

Chicago, IL

#219 Sep 9, 2008
Guy Gane is among you.

There's a web site called Covenant Network ( www.cnpromise.com ). This is a Guy Gane/Watermark/M-One Financial core business.

Look for yourself, google "Guy Gane Watermark M-One Covenant" and you will find a link to www.m-onefinancial.com (which is under construction). Here's the secret, go back to the google page and click on "cached" (you will find this on the last line next to the URL www.m-onefinancial.com ). You will find the Watermark/M-One web site preserved. It clearly states that cnpromise.com is a core business of Watermark/M-One so there's no doubt Guy Gane is involved.

cnpromise.com states that Dr. Gary Kellner is the founder of Covenant Network. A quick google of Dr. Kellner reveals he is prominent in the church community.

Those of you who follow the Watermark/M-One story will notice that the address and phone number for cnpromise.com is the same as the address and phone number that was used for Watermark/M-One.

Here's a bit of irony, cnpromise.com offers background checks. Hiding in plain sight is one thing, hiding in the church is another.

You won't find Guy Gane's name on cnpromise.com but the cached Watermark/M-One web site clearly links Guy Gane to cnpromise.com .

I hope you find this informative. I hope you will pass this information along; call TV stations, call newspapers, call the "real" Covenant Network (a broad-based church organization), ask your church if they are part of the "real" Covenant Network, ask them to look into this, blog about it, tell everyone you know.
Operation Recovery

Olean, NY

#220 Sep 10, 2008
There is a meeting of Operation Recovery for all the victims of M-One, Watermark Financial, M-One Watermark...Guy Gane Jr, Lorenzo Altadonna, Thomas Brick, Debbie Gallas.

Olympia Restaurant
Niagara Falls Boulevard
North Tonawanda NY

September 20th 2008
@ 10:30am
Watching in Amherst

Buffalo, NY

#222 Sep 10, 2008
Anyone wondering about whether Covenant is related to Watermark and M-One only need go back and watch the videos on the WIVB site of the original siezure. One of the videos has a tight shot of the front door listing all the corporate entities.

Covenant is one of them.
Operation Recovery

United States

#223 Sep 11, 2008
Who is running this effort?

Be sure that there are no old Watermark/M-1 people involved. If you see the name Ian Gent you are dealing with the guy who pulled the strings behind the scenes for Watermark/M-1 during the last days.

If you are contacted by a lawyer named James Lagona be very careful. He was the Watermark in-house counsel. Check his credentials, a google search will let you know that he barely escaped being prosecuted for Section 8 housing authority irregularities when he was with the city. His associate was not as lucky, he got jail time.
Another Victim

AOL

#225 Sep 22, 2008
Operation Recovery wrote:
There is a meeting of Operation Recovery for all the victims of M-One, Watermark Financial, M-One Watermark...Guy Gane Jr, Lorenzo Altadonna, Thomas Brick, Debbie Gallas.
Olympia Restaurant
Niagara Falls Boulevard
North Tonawanda NY
September 20th 2008
@ 10:30am
What is this meeting supposed to be about?? I am just now reading about it??
James Tetrault Jailed

Des Moines, IA

#226 Sep 24, 2008
www.buffalonews.com/cityregion/story/446913.h...
James Tetrault, arrested by the FBI and pleading guilty to mail fraud in April 2007, was recently sentenced to 3 years and 10 months and ordered to pay $5.3 million to investors he bilked through an investment scheme he ran. He was brought into Watermark and M-1 along with Chris Dillon by Ian Gent and Guy Gane. Yet another example of the quality of people Guy surrounded himself with. While Watermark and M-1 investors have lost everything Guy Gane goes on to announce his engagement, drive his high priced Cadillac around town and act like it's business as usual.
seka

United States

#227 Oct 14, 2008
James Lagona is nothing but a criminal and should be jailed. He and his wife Maria just had the 43 rental properties foreclosed upon,looting banks out of hundreds of thousands of dollars. He was collecting rents from his tenants on all his properties without paying any of the mortgages. All his tenants were kicked out of their homes when the properties were foreclosed and they could not get their security deposits back from this scum. He should be shot in the back of the head as far as I'm concerned. Burn in hell James and Maria.
Suzanne

Johnson City, NY

#229 Nov 28, 2008
Eddie wrote:
This is a hardworking family that did nothing wrong. The system investigating this does not mean they are automatically guilty of wrongdoing. Someone out there rated on them because theyre jealous. Real men dont rat on others!
As my 8th grade students in an inner city school clearly understand...the "no rat" rule protects only those who are guilty of wrong doing. How ironic that you proclaim the innocence yet apply this rule.
Jamie

Rochester, NY

#230 Dec 10, 2008
Whatever wrote:
oh, to answer the question about "how many people actually know Guy (or are just jealous of him) that are posting here". I'd have to guess it would be about 90 people. And a majority of them being elderly.
GUY IS A TRUE DIRT BAG "THIS I KNOW"
I SEE YOU

Rochester, NY

#231 Dec 10, 2008
Guy Gane III wrote:
This "investigation" will prove that what the news has reported is false. I would never attempt to defraud anyone. Those who know me, know this.
You and your family are all scum who lived a false life using stolen money.....And whats the deal with the Altadonas their life hasnt seemed to skip a heartbeat. Still living large and buying new clothes and cars. WHAT THE HELL
I SEE U

Rochester, NY

#232 Dec 12, 2008
David Astrica wrote:
<quoted text>\
I work for them, and I know where the money is. The federal government seized a bank account with almost 60 million dollars in it. The funds were being actively transfered to another holding, Meaning, that they were waiting to be placed back in investors IRA, RET funds ect. No money has been stolen, and Watermark has already had their bank accounts released back to them, computers and files have been returned, and assets have been released. 3 year investigation or not, the person responsible for slandering the Gane's and the business, has been arrested for filing false reports, forgery, fraud, and is being charged as such. The News is so quick to report negative actions against someone, but when something positive happens, they do not report it. Truly guilty until proven innocent.
David Astrica,
Asst VP
Watermark M-1
I think your slightly retarded!
Psycho

Buffalo, NY

#233 Dec 12, 2008
real Debbie Himmelsbach wrote:
NO, I AM DEBBIE HIMMELSBACH AND THE PERSON WHO WROTE ANYTHING UNDER MY NAME HAS A POLICE REPORT FILE ON THIS AND WAS TOLD BY THE POLICE AND MY ATTORNEY TO STOP. HE HAS NOW OPENED AN ACCOUNT AND TRIED TO HURT ME ON EBAY. THE PERSON WHO IS DOING THIS IS A FRIED OF MR. GANES AND IS NOT ON HIS PAYROLL AS POSTED. I WILL NOT USE HIS NAME BUT I WILL BE TURNING THIS INFO OVER TO THE POLICE TODAY AS WE DID AFTER HIS ACTIONS ON EBAY. I DON'T THINK HE KNOWS HE HAS JUST SEALED HIS DOOM. I RAN ACROSS THIS INFO BY GOOGLING THE PERSONS NAME TO FIND POSTING IN MY NAME AND IN OTHER PEOPLES NAMES. THIS IS IDENTITY THEFT AND IT IS A CRIME.<quoted text>
*** Debbie stop waking up the Buffalo Police they have second jobs to go to&&&&&
Charlie Aiello

Hornell, NY

#234 Dec 16, 2008
Operation Recovery wrote:
There is a meeting of Operation Recovery for all the victims of M-One, Watermark Financial, M-One Watermark...Guy Gane Jr, Lorenzo Altadonna, Thomas Brick, Debbie Gallas.
Olympia Restaurant
Niagara Falls Boulevard
North Tonawanda NY
September 20th 2008
@ 10:30am
Please let me know about the meeting I also was scammed by Altadonna all my life savings are gone my site www.aiellosrestaurant.com we must unite so we can legally take them down.
Maria Aiello

Hornell, NY

#235 Dec 16, 2008
I agree you are retarted
charlie

Spencerport, NY

#236 Dec 17, 2008
way to promote your resturant...thumbs up

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