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There are 24 comments on the Newsday story from Apr 8, 2008, titled Fla. construction suit tied to LI duo goes to trial -- Major Le.... In it, Newsday reports that:

About four years ago, two Suffolk real estate agents went to Florida to build homes.

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Tough Luck

Jacksonville, FL

#1 Apr 8, 2008
These two should've signed with reputable housing developers, of which there are hundreds doing business down here (and you don't draw a cent/salary off deposits whose expectations haven't come to fruition either - GREED it is)! If you can obtain available, build-worthy acreage - careful of swampland/sinkholes, more money can be made scoffing up the land and then selling it back to the developers instead of getting involved with the actual residential or commercial construction, as per my observation in the metro JAX/Saint Augustine area - still a GOLDMINE of opportunity for the cunning, savy, purchaser.
umm

United States

#2 Apr 8, 2008
Just like us Americians GREEDY what hapenned to ethics and morals? remember what God said "those high places I'll bring them down" Those people may be living it up now but what about their families? and future generations?...God still has His hands in this....give Him time.....
Simon Barsinister

Sarasota, FL

#3 Apr 8, 2008
In interviews, Parisi, 56, and Kelly said checks they signed were reimbursements for purchases of home lots and their pay as shareholders.

Something is no right with this statement. Shareholders do not get salaries. They receive dividends, and then only if declared by the corporation, ie. the corporation is profitable.
hmmmmmm

Bronx, NY

#4 Apr 8, 2008
Phillips has no money to fix problems in the 2-year-old house: "I cried. I was so disappointed that I didn't want to move in."

Don't worry honey, the government will knock 15% off the value of your mortgage and guarantee that to the banks.
Pity Party

Fort Myers, FL

#5 Apr 8, 2008
I bought my first house from Richard Parisi - and all I could say is that he was a liar & cheat back then and I guess he hasn't changed - just moved up - well, all I can say is BAD CARMA!
concerned citizen

AOL

#6 Apr 8, 2008
Ellen, For a reporter you reallt should be getting your facts STRAIGHT! Who gave you SONIA PHILIPS name & number....Let me guess...,...Kevin Kelly ...
Sonia Philipa ia a sicko....she signed her contract in 2004 w/Tuscany Bay Homes. The Island Shore Home model was not even built/finsihed when her home went in to contract. HMMMMMM Sounds like a "KEVIN KELLY" was in on this one under contract. She as much of a liar as Kevin Kelly.....maybe even a FAN. DO YOUR RESEARCH GIRL!!!!!
Joe Wellington FL

Woodcliff Lake, NJ

#7 Apr 8, 2008
Parisi us a crrok and a cheat he should be in jail, with the rest of them. Whatever kills you should be slow and painful.
JOHN PSL FL

AOL

#8 Apr 9, 2008
Something is wrong with Parisi's & Kelly"s statement.... "Reimbursing themselves" BEFORE paying the creditors and subcontractors? know wonder things are a mess.
What is wrong with them?
GREED - NO MORALS NO ETHICS
IN THE REAL WORLD SHAREHOLDERS DO NOT REIMBURSE THEMSELVES -- ONLY IF THE CORPORATION DEEMS PROFITABLE ARE THEY TO RECEIVE DIDIDENDS.
PARISI & KELLY KNEW THAT! WHAT THEY HAD DONE WASN'T WORKING SO THEY TOOK WHAT THEY COULD AND RAN BACK TO NEW YORK
THEY HURT AND DAMAGED ALOT OF PEOPLE THEN RETURNED TO NY AND PROCEEDED TO ACT LIKE THEY DID NOTHING WRONG AND WHERE WEALTHY BUSINESSMEN WHO MADE THEIR FORTUNE IN FLORIDA REAL ESTATE.
HOW DO THEY SLEEP AT NIGHT... I WONDER WHAT THEY SEE WHEN THEY LOOK IN THE MIRROR
Commie Stooge

Teaneck, NJ

#9 Apr 9, 2008
This is history repeating itself.
Karl Marx said that history repeats itself, first as farce, then as tragedy.
In the 1920s there was the great Florida land boom, where suckers bought swampland, sight unseen. Then the 1928 Hurricane ended the boom, satirized by the Marx Brothers "The Cocoanuts."
The 1980s S&L crisis left Florida with thousands of unfinsihed condos & homes; all built without buyers.
Now Florida is again the site of another housing boom, with thousands of foreclosed; and uncompleted homes on the market.
Any one who "invested" in Florida Real Estate is a sucker, IMHO.
Next time, read some history first.
Any one who tells you that housing can't go down in price, or that you can't lose monet in real estate, should be shot at dawn.
Michael Patton

Atlanta, GA

#10 Apr 9, 2008
As a former client of Kevin J Kelly and Island Shore Homes, I can attest to the fact that this company was a fraud. Kelly was siphoning funds and refused to pay the subcontractors and thus my house went into foreclosure. Kelly made about $20,000 off of me alone. These men should be put in jail with a large group of thugs who will teach them a lesson.
Michael Patton

Atlanta, GA

#11 Apr 9, 2008
Please see www.islandshorehomes.net for the real truth about Kevin J Kelly.
fritz katz

AOL

#12 Apr 9, 2008
The safest thing for Florida folks (or anyone else) to do is stay the hell away form anyone from Long Island or NY City ESPECIALLY where money is concerned. Not speaking ethnically - just geographically. They are, far more than any other segment of this country other than perhaps metro New Jersey, self-serving, greedy, corrupt, corrupting, arrogant, obnoxious, unethical scum accustomed to lying on a daily basis while flourishing amid bribery, larceny, and chaos. Their teachers care only which district has highest salaries. Their leaders are hypocrites. Their bishops live in mansions and ride in limos. Their politicans starch their sleeves to make it easier to hold their hands out. They have made the fleecing of rubes into an art form. Wall that place off and let them consume themselves. They have nearly destroyed all that is good and clean in Florida and forced us to lock our doors and no longer trust.
X EMPLOYEE PORT ST LUCIE

AOL

#13 Apr 9, 2008
Century 21 Parisi Realty
owners: Richard & Sherene Parisi
700 Sunrise Highway
West babylon, NY
Kevin & Cheryl Kelly
First Liberty Real Estate
820 Deer Park Avenue North Babylon New York
Island Shore Homes LLC, Island Shore Homes Inc., Homes America RP
THERE ARE PROBABLY OTHER BUSINESSES THAT THEY ARE INVOLVED WITH
STAY AWAY FROM THESE BUSINESSES AND INDIVIDUALS!
THEY ARE DIHONEST AND YOU WILL REGRET EVERY DEALING WITH THEM!!!!
I should know I worked with them and regret every day that I was involved with them and I am praying that they get what they deserve.
GlenHeadFred

Wallkill, NY

#14 Apr 9, 2008
I'm surprised the morons who waited 3 years for a house. Last I was in FLA, the market was in the dumper and defaults were rampant. These people could easily have saved over $100K on these houses. You can take the scumbag out of LI, but you can't top an LI scumbag.
GlenHeadFred

Wallkill, NY

#15 Apr 9, 2008
concerned citizen wrote:
Ellen, For a reporter you reallt should be getting your facts STRAIGHT! Who gave you SONIA PHILIPS name & number....Let me guess...,...Kevin Kelly ...
Sonia Philipa ia a sicko....she signed her contract in 2004 w/Tuscany Bay Homes. The Island Shore Home model was not even built/finsihed when her home went in to contract. HMMMMMM Sounds like a "KEVIN KELLY" was in on this one under contract. She as much of a liar as Kevin Kelly.....maybe even a FAN. DO YOUR RESEARCH GIRL!!!!!
Hey, Parisi - Don't hide yourself as "Concerned". The only thing you are concerned about is ripping off the dopes who rushed into the RE boom in FLA and LI. People, don't trust these goombaas.
Boston Babylon NY

AOL

#16 Apr 10, 2008
Kevin Kelly is a liar & theif.

HE wil get what he deserves in the end.
Richard Parisi has finally met his maker.
What a shit head Sherene too
We will all be there in court to see you.

Scumbags do come from Long Island epecially the West Babylon, Smithtown. Hey Kev did Sonia Phillips save the day for you?
florida

Spartanburg, SC

#17 Apr 11, 2008
Jury is out- in favor of Miranda not Parisi and Kelly!!
One of the Subcontractors

Key West, FL

#18 Apr 18, 2008
The article didn't say that Miranda started this business, built the model, and sold all the homes. The two crooks from NY supplied funds for start up after running an ad in the newspaper offering cash. Miranda ran the work, was on the jobs everyday, and we all got paid. After he was fired, everything stopped. Kevin Kelly was caught in lies by my office manager and ran out of our office like the little bitch he is. We still are trying to get paid. Oh, by the way, I would not hesitate to work for Miranda again.
micheal

United States

#19 Apr 23, 2008
I am not surprized I know both of them they were both creepy low class people 16 yrs ago always looking to scheme something for nothing and its still true today he lied straight to my face one day even though i had the facts and she mainpulated people by her looks
sad case both of them
West Babylon

AOL

#20 Apr 30, 2008
micheal wrote:
I am not surprized I know both of them they were both creepy low class people 16 yrs ago always looking to scheme something for nothing and its still true today he lied straight to my face one day even though i had the facts and she mainpulated people by her looks
sad case both of them
you knew them and what they were about and did nothing? no wonder they are still at it. criminal charges should be brought against them. is there a criminal investigation going on? "manipulate"? i can not undertsnad why people let themselves become victims to these kind. they prey on the weak.

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