Garrett Sotolongo Investigation: 4/21/13
Joe

Fort Wayne, IN

#21 Nov 25, 2013
troy wrote:
The newly appointed special investigator Jon Kaney is going to get to the bottom of the campaign scandal.
I wish we had someone like him handling the federal case against the Sotolongo mortgage fraud ring.
It would appear that way. However Doug Daniels was reported to have a dispute with Josh Wagner over an internal investigation Daniels was quoted that it's a wasted of tax dollars for a government to conduct an internal investigation [ Josh Wagner is highly suspect!} Of course it's wrong. Daniels reportedly changed his tune after Kaney's name was mentioned. This shows Daniels good intentions, but it's a hidden agenda. Kaney was a defense attorney regarding lawsuits [for] the city of Daytona when he was employed by the firm Cobb Cole. The lawsuits pursue the insurance companies which will not only cost the taxpayers money =lawsuits raise taxes. It was a matter of settling the dispute and misleading the public with the idea that Wager has a right to conduct his own investigation. False dictation of Florida Sunshine Laws- Kaney was mentioned as being an expert in Florida Sunshine law. There is no internal investigation- it's a hidden agenda to waste tax dollars. Or a false report.
troy

Orlando, FL

#22 Nov 26, 2013
I know Larrizza is corrupt, but how do you make the link between him and Waverly?
troy

Orlando, FL

#23 Nov 26, 2013
Actually it's Wagner who fought like a mad dog to prevent an independent investigation. Wagner and Jimmy Sotolongo might as well be brothers.

Daniels wanted an independent investigator early on. He knows that this goes deeper than a few bus benches.
Joe

Fort Wayne, IN

#24 Nov 26, 2013
troy wrote:
I know Larrizza is corrupt, but how do you make the link between him and Waverly?
The reasons that Larizza refuses to cooperate with the federal government are that he is unable to produce documents. The documents that have been shredded most likely include social security numbers used by a straw buyer in mortgage fraud [Coton] There may or may not be a social security card, with transposed numbers that identified Coton as the straw buyer. That's just a possibility. Garrett who was unable to get approved raised the property value using Coton to obtain the loan that was laundered thru bus bench advertising to become illegal campaign contributions which would allow Garrett to conduct business without having a listing on the property. The legal problems come from Larizza not being able to produce information. Excuses are handed down thru the court system.
Joe

Fort Wayne, IN

#25 Nov 26, 2013
troy wrote:
Actually it's Wagner who fought like a mad dog to prevent an independent investigation. Wagner and Jimmy Sotolongo might as well be brothers.
Daniels wanted an independent investigator early on. He knows that this goes deeper than a few bus benches.
Daniels name was used as an opposing opinion in the news paper. Daniels is just as aware of the idea that Cobb Cole is used to drain money from insurance companies by settling out of court with big expense to the taxpayers. Another name can used to identify the insurance company however the lawsuits many of which are frivolous can be connected to Brown & Brown due to the large numbers. It's just a matter of misleading the public with the idea that Daniels believed Kaney is conducting an outside investigation. It makes the issue disappear.
Joe

Fort Wayne, IN

#26 Jan 10, 2014
3131 Ridgewood L.L.C. has been tied to the federal investigation. The previous attempt [2011] failed to connect Ramara Garrett to the property of Riverboat Condominiums. Garrett allegedly bought the bulk of the units with serious code violations under the company name of 3131 Ridgewood. paying off former South Daytona Beach Mayor Ron Clifton & Special Magistrate [code enforcement officer] Jerry Mitchell that would lead to Clifton/Mitchell serving a 2 and 3 year prison term.
Joe

Fort Wayne, IN

#27 Jan 10, 2014
troy wrote:
Actually it's Wagner who fought like a mad dog to prevent an independent investigation. Wagner and Jimmy Sotolongo might as well be brothers.
Daniels wanted an independent investigator early on. He knows that this goes deeper than a few bus benches.
It won't be about an internal investigation. That's only being set up as a defense mechanism. The court will prove that Sunshine Law as it was written & has been practiced by local governments is an extreme violation of constitutional rights. During the trial it will be determined and disputed that Josh Wagner knowingly took part in the sale and distribution of Oxycontin. after giving legal advise to 17 year old [without parental authority] to seek help from the Wagner Clinic. Former chiropractor Joseph Wagner { his father] was arrested at the Daytona Beach airport and is serving 15 years for writing and distributing various illegal prescription.
troyy

Orlando, FL

#28 Jan 15, 2014
Chris Mencis, one of the primary members of the Sotolongo mortgage fraud ring, has agreed to a plea deal.
Joe

Fort Wayne, IN

#29 Jan 15, 2014
troyy wrote:
Chris Mencis, one of the primary members of the Sotolongo mortgage fraud ring, has agreed to a plea deal.
A plea agreement is private discussion between the defense and prosecuting attorney' in the best interest of the client. The plea agreement is a sealed confidential document presented to the judge the final decision of which can only be made based on evidence not on jury selection or opinion. The plea agreement can be overturned at any point during a trial. Media speculation is inadmissible in a court room by federal orders. Conjecture or determination of innocence or guilt beyond a courtroom is a violation of the constitution. The plea agreement beyond confidentiality is the constitutional right to a fair and speedy trial.
Joe

Fort Wayne, IN

#30 Jan 22, 2014
The Garrett Sotolongo trial is expected to begin on February 3. Defense attorney's have reached a point of demanding evidence with specifics about the question of guilt after causing delay's for almost a year claiming that too much information needs to be evaluated. Turning over evidence in the case,[full disclosure] appears to be unnecessary involving a federal investigation [at this point] as it does not involve the rights of the defendant more than the concern for a regional community. It remains unclear if in fact federal officers are obligated at any time to release full disclosure[opinion] The real estate in Volusia County consists mainly of beach front property. This could also include government involvement misusing the rights of eminent domain [empty beach lots or purchased property on the beachside] with ideas of not being allowed to build. It's unclear if Stephanie Musselwhite will be sentenced on February 3. This is a sentence hearing for Garrett Sotolongo Mencis & Coton.
Joe

Fort Wayne, IN

#31 Jan 24, 2014
troy wrote:
Actually it's Wagner who fought like a mad dog to prevent an independent investigation. Wagner and Jimmy Sotolongo might as well be brothers.
Daniels wanted an independent investigator early on. He knows that this goes deeper than a few bus benches.
the truth is that Wagner was quoted for not wanting an investigation. Wagner spends too much time telling people what he isn't going to do. He's had Kaney in his back pocket for years. There is a close association between the city & Kaney's former law firm Cobb Cole. It was Cobb Cole who would be the member of a recent charter review that questions the ethics of the city commission. The documents are not federal. It is information given to the defense [by Kaney] in order to build a defense.
Dragonfly Hummingbird

Oviedo, FL

#32 Jan 26, 2014
It's interesting that the FBI said they cannot fine the 50 million dollars stolen from the banks. How does that happen? Lazy/corrupt people working for the government? Not enough years in prison potential to give up the cash? The State Attorney can't get a case together because they don't know how. They need to hire an expert in mortgage fraud to explain it all to them. Banking is required to report the fraud, it is the SA's job and duty to prosecute and recover the cash. The paper trail is there, but no one is looking at that. There is a law that requires the defendant to show how he is paying his lawyer. Why have they not motioned for that?
Joe

Fort Wayne, IN

#33 Jan 27, 2014
Try not thinking about this in terms of money. Think about it in terms of 70 east Volusia county properties.
Troy

Orlando, FL

#34 Jan 28, 2014
The money was laundered through condos in the Bahamas. Sotolongos old partner from his drug running days, Leon Blaiwiess, is handling the operation in the islands. It's the perfect venue for laundering large amounts of cash, and has become the go to method for drug runners.It works just as well for a fraud ring.

A drug ring represented by Richard Klugh, Sotolongos lawyer, is using condos to launder money in huge amounts right now.
Troy

Orlando, FL

#35 Jan 28, 2014
You are so right about the sentences not being enough to scare these people too. They destroyed a lot of lives, and did tremendous damage to the community. All the while, living like kings. I wish the prosecutor would take this seriously. To them, it;s just something to clear off of their dockett.
Joe

Fort Wayne, IN

#36 Jan 28, 2014
Troy wrote:
The money was laundered through condos in the Bahamas. Sotolongos old partner from his drug running days, Leon Blaiwiess, is handling the operation in the islands. It's the perfect venue for laundering large amounts of cash, and has become the go to method for drug runners.It works just as well for a fraud ring.
A drug ring represented by Richard Klugh, Sotolongos lawyer, is using condos to launder money in huge amounts right now.
Confirm as a fact that county government -isn't using a %9 bed tax during 4 special events & allowing for tax exempt- tax relief property's for special interest groups under the chairmanship of Ted Doran. Confirm as a fact that fire department union contracts didn't insure R.J. Larizza's appointment to State Attorney Process of illumination- not news reports. You can not confirm your information if you could you would be speaking to the F.B.I. and not permitted to discuss any facts before the case goes to trial.
Troy

Orlando, FL

#37 Jan 28, 2014
Huh!
Joe

Fort Wayne, IN

#38 Jan 28, 2014
Joe wrote:
3131 Ridgewood L.L.C. has been tied to the federal investigation. The previous attempt [2011] failed to connect Ramara Garrett to the property of Riverboat Condominiums. Garrett allegedly bought the bulk of the units with serious code violations under the company name of 3131 Ridgewood. paying off former South Daytona Beach Mayor Ron Clifton & Special Magistrate [code enforcement officer] Jerry Mitchell that would lead to Clifton/Mitchell serving a 2 and 3 year prison term.
Waverly/3131 Ridgewood L.L.C has been connected to 70 east Volusia County properties. Garrett's connection to Josh Wagner has been established. The tax codes & property lines are illegal in Ormond Beach Holly Hill Daytona Beach South Daytona & Port Orange. Address numbers nearest to Main Street and Peninsula Avenue are transposed indicating the end of a taxing district. The defense can claim to have 50.000. This is 26.4 miles of tax fraud.
Joe

Fort Wayne, IN

#39 Jan 28, 2014
Troy wrote:
Huh!
This case will not involve money laundering until the trial reaches the point of connecting Josh Wagner. That will happen.
Dragonfly Hummingbird

Oviedo, FL

#40 Jan 30, 2014
Troy wrote:
The money was laundered through condos in the Bahamas. Sotolongos old partner from his drug running days, Leon Blaiwiess, is handling the operation in the islands. It's the perfect venue for laundering large amounts of cash, and has become the go to method for drug runners.It works just as well for a fraud ring.
A drug ring represented by Richard Klugh, Sotolongos lawyer, is using condos to launder money in huge amounts right now.
Thanks. That pretty much raps it up. The FBI won't be able to touch the money in the Bahamas. If the FBI worked a case for 3 1/2 years with hardly any recovery, the investigators have failed. It'll cost even more with them in jail. Might as well let they move to the Bahamas. They still have not explained how they are paying Klugh, which they should be asking in court.

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