Who is James Jett?

Who is James Jett?

There are 76 comments on the WOOD-TV Grand Rapids and Michigan story from Sep 3, 2008, titled Who is James Jett?. In it, WOOD-TV Grand Rapids and Michigan reports that:

Federal agents busted James C. Jett, 29, of Byron Center and Michael Vorce, 31, of Alpine Township in August for allegedly stealing the identity of a Milwaukee attorney to obtain a loan for a $391,000 boat.

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Wondering

Lillington, NC

#44 Sep 4, 2008
Keep wondering....

You crack me up...I have a much more personal relationship with Jett then you do. Trust me I am not bragging..in fact I am a little disappointed. But I am sure he was a great boyfriend..bought you lots of nice things?! that's what hes been doing the last few years buying lots of nice things for people...too bad it wasn't his hard earned money it might have been worth more.
rod

Grand Rapids, MI

#45 Sep 4, 2008
Wondering wrote:
Keep wondering....
You crack me up...I have a much more personal relationship with Jett then you do. Trust me I am not bragging..in fact I am a little disappointed. But I am sure he was a great boyfriend..bought you lots of nice things?! that's what hes been doing the last few years buying lots of nice things for people...too bad it wasn't his hard earned money it might have been worth more.
I personaly know James. He used to be a good guy. I think when his wife divorced him, for another woman, it really crushed him. I personally know that he did in fact ripoff a home owner who contracted him to build her house. He didnt finish the job and stoled $300.000 from her. The feds have only scratched the surface with Vorce and Jetts crimnal affairs, you trust me on this !
rod

Grand Rapids, MI

#46 Sep 4, 2008
James is a lost soul. He felt that if he had alot of money and nice stuff, that maybe he could find a woman that would ( really love him )I think he has lost his way and now he will pay for it. He has tarnished his Family name. I think his last girlfriend ( Stacy ) was a good person, but she claims she didnt know about any of his business dealings. James put everything he supposibly owned in her name. I wonder why. James screwed up and got caught, now he must pay the price.
Motherofthree

Charlotte, MI

#47 Sep 4, 2008
Wondering wrote:
Keep wondering....
You crack me up...I have a much more personal relationship with Jett then you do. Trust me I am not bragging..in fact I am a little disappointed. But I am sure he was a great boyfriend..bought you lots of nice things?! that's what hes been doing the last few years buying lots of nice things for people...too bad it wasn't his hard earned money it might have been worth more.
Actually, this was quite a while ago, and he was in high school and college...lol So, buying things was not exactly what we had money for. I just think any of these charges should be looked at lightly and fairly. I would not want people to judge me for who I hang out with or business partners. I certainly can not stand by and let people slam him without the proper documents and legal knowledge of what he exactly did, that's all. I can only hope for the best and hope he repays any of the construction debt he accured.
Wondering

Lillington, NC

#50 Sep 4, 2008
aaa wrote:
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shes awsome and didnt know **** about this
Oh come on!! She didn't know?! EVERYTHING was/is in HER name...how would she not know?! maybe she was choosing to turn the other cheek while wearing her Tiffany bracelets and living in a new condo.
LULU

Erie, CO

#51 Sep 4, 2008
to wondering."MEOW" jealousy does not look good on you. Go ahead and say what you want about michael vorce and james jett, but you should know what your talking about when it comes to Stacy. I've known her for along time and you really don't know what your talking about. She hasn't gone with jett for awhile, he has another girl friend.As for her condo that's really none of your business. Sounds like you live in outer space. Maybe it's time you got your head out of Uranus.
aaa

Comstock Park, MI

#52 Sep 5, 2008
Wondering wrote:
<quoted text>
Oh come on!! She didn't know?! EVERYTHING was/is in HER name...how would she not know?! maybe she was choosing to turn the other cheek while wearing her Tiffany bracelets and living in a new condo.
if u did your homework, her and her room mate pay for that thing every month! all he did was find the place, they covered everything else! so eat it bitch
LULU

Erie, CO

#53 Sep 5, 2008
Hey rachel, i'm "WONDERING" what your goig to say next.
Rachelmm

United States

#54 Sep 5, 2008
Are you kidding me? I shouldnt be getting phone calls of people telling me my name is being dropped off in the middle of this shitstorm of a blog! I don't hide who I am! My problems with James are between us! Keep me out of your immature cat fight! I am friends with Stacy. I wouldnt take part of ANY conversation involving her in this! Her feelings are the reason I keep my mouth shut! Keep her out of it! Keep her child and her home out of it and keep me the out of it!!
rod

Grand Rapids, MI

#55 Sep 5, 2008
I must apologize if I spoke incorrectly about Stacy ( yes the one with the daughter ) She is a nice person and I think she really didnt know who James was. I did hear that at one point they were in Detroit together and there was a misunderstanding, and he just left her there. She had to take a cab back to G.R. cost her $300.00. I just think that when they were together and he was buying her nice things from Tiffenies in Chicago, and all the other stuff, where did she think the money was coming from, a hair solon that has never made money, or the building business, ( you need to build and then sell the homes to make any money ) which he hasnt done in a long time, and there wouldnt be that much profit to live the way he is, also just learned that he was in the process of buying Vorces Alpine TWP house, which was ready to go into forecloser, heard James gave Vorce over $100.000 which Vorce gave to LaSalle bank to stop the forecloser and Jett was getting ready to finalize the purchase, but they got arrested. Where did James get the $100.000 + he gave to Vorce. You are all stupid when it comes to Jett. He wined and dined you and threw some cash around and you all thought he was the greatest. You are all fake and Stupid. James is going the get what he has coming and he will be gone for a long time.Once he's gone will see how many of his so called friends stick by him. I will be there because we share the same blood. Stupid, stupid people, and Lynne, shame on you for always thinking he was the most wonder kid in the world and never thinking he could any wrong because you brought him up so well. Take a long look in the mirror sister, you can take some of the blame too.

Since: Sep 08

Arvada, CO

#56 Sep 6, 2008
Who Is James Jett?

I am not here to condone or make excuses. I am also not going to spend the time clarifying any of the incorrect information that has been reported, or banter back and forth with those who feel the need to challenge my statements. I am simply here to share with you the side of Jett that the media has forgotten to acknowledge.

I have known Jett for over 10 years. I can’t speak to the details of how Jett has spent the last two years of his life. But, I feel I can honestly speak to the seven plus years that I spent with him - as his girlfriend, wife, ex-wife, and business partner.

Jett has been described by others as a “lost soul.” I believe Jett very much is a lost soul, perhaps now more than ever. But, Jett wanted to make a difference. It was NEVER about money, expensive toys, or lavish lifestyles. It was never about attention or recognition. What it WAS about was an ambitious person dedicating a lot of hard work, time, effort, and money into building a construction company as a licensed builder in the State of Michigan (a legitimate company established by our lawyer).

Jett is a loving, patient, and genuine person who has always sacrificed his own happiness for the happiness of others. Jett is a good person who seems to have selected a precarious path to travel and has unfortunately hurt a lot of people along the way. He has made mistakes – haven’t we all? If he has done wrong, Jett will see to it that he eventually makes things right.

I have spoken to Jett’s family and girlfriend and feel I can speak for us all when I say that this is not the same Jett that we have all known and loved for so many years. The Jett we know is an honest and loyal son, husband, boyfriend, and businessman.

The question we ask isn’t Who Is James Jett? The question we sit with is Who Is THIS James Jett?

Since: Sep 08

Arvada, CO

#57 Sep 6, 2008
First, you must carry a lot of anger inside you. I imagine that is really exhausting. That can be a really hard place to be. And, I am not saying that to be critical. Just an observation.

Second, there really is no need to bring innocent children into this mess....Is it too much to ask that these discussions remain about the adults involved and not the children who have absolutely nothing to do with any of this? Just put yourself in Stacey's shoes, just for a moment....Seriously, what purpose does it serve to bring in her child?

Third, Lynne is an amazing mother and has stood by Jett through thick and thin. Was she Saint Mother through all of Jett's 29 years of life? Of course not...you show me a mother that has no flaws. But, I can tell you this...Lynne loves and supports her son, no matter what. There really is no need to go trashing her. Jett is an adult who made his own decisions. Lynne is not to blame.
rod wrote:
I must apologize if I spoke incorrectly about Stacy ( yes the one with the daughter ) She is a nice person and I think she really didnt know who James was. I did hear that at one point they were in Detroit together and there was a misunderstanding, and he just left her there. She had to take a cab back to G.R. cost her $300.00. I just think that when they were together and he was buying her nice things from Tiffenies in Chicago, and all the other stuff, where did she think the money was coming from, a hair solon that has never made money, or the building business,( you need to build and then sell the homes to make any money ) which he hasnt done in a long time, and there wouldnt be that much profit to live the way he is, also just learned that he was in the process of buying Vorces Alpine TWP house, which was ready to go into forecloser, heard James gave Vorce over $100.000 which Vorce gave to LaSalle bank to stop the forecloser and Jett was getting ready to finalize the purchase, but they got arrested. Where did James get the $100.000 + he gave to Vorce. You are all stupid when it comes to Jett. He wined and dined you and threw some cash around and you all thought he was the greatest. You are all fake and Stupid. James is going the get what he has coming and he will be gone for a long time.Once he's gone will see how many of his so called friends stick by him. I will be there because we share the same blood. Stupid, stupid people, and Lynne, shame on you for always thinking he was the most wonder kid in the world and never thinking he could any wrong because you brought him up so well. Take a long look in the mirror sister, you can take some of the blame too.
Contradictory

Flushing, MI

#58 Sep 6, 2008
If Jett is so great then why did you divorce him?
0 Score Cards

Battle Creek, MI

#59 Sep 6, 2008
God has a plan, God has a way. Don't sit here and judge anyone especailly this one, James Jett, NON OF YOU ARE GOD, so stop pointing fingers...with your score cards. This is petty, bull-****, and franky all of us are sick of it. Be ashamed of your punishing words, prayer is in need for everyone involved. This is an unfortuniate event and I wouldn't wish it upon anyone. Hopefully all this will end here...K Jett thank you for your kind words Who is THIS James Jett, is completely right on, I'm sure he's been trying to figure this out for while now too, he got on the wrong path, and I pray he finds his way back to the right one. Non of you are GOD so stop acting like you are!!!!!!!!!!
Contradictory

Flushing, MI

#60 Sep 7, 2008
Here is all you need to know about James Jett:

The June loan application detailed in the Milwaukee case used the identity of Michael Berzowski, a Milwaukee lawyer, along with a bogus e-mail address and fake tax returns, authorities said.
Fraud officials from Bank of the West discovered the alleged fraud when they contacted the accountant listed on the tax returns. The accountant said he did not prepare such returns for Berzowski.
The bank also found an appraisal on the boat Vorce was supposedly trying to buy to be fake after contacting the appraiser, authorities said.
FBI agents tracked Vorce to a courier service company where Vorce had arranged to pick up Bank of the West's loan documents.
Jett, who was driving a BMW with its license plates removed and Vorce in the passenger seat, picked up the package, authorities said. As he pulled away from the courier service, agents stopped the BMW and ordered Jett and Vorce out of the vehicle.
When Vorce got out, a pre-paid phone that had been used to make arrangements to pick up the package fell to the ground, according to an FBI statement.
An apparently faked voicemail message that greets those who call the phone says callers have reached Berzowski.
Berzowski told the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel he didn't know how his name came to be used in the alleged fraud.
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I think that tells us all we need to know about him.

“I'm just sayin”

Since: Sep 08

Ionia County

#61 Sep 7, 2008
GR Teacher wrote:
Crap, my guess was wrong. I thought he was Joan Jett's kid.
LOL Joan Jett was the first thing that popped into my head too! Ahhhh we're children of the 80's, what can we say?:)
ScooterClub

Golden, CO

#62 Sep 7, 2008
Michael Voces and Lenny Westdale's a_ssplay buddy.
lying

Grand Rapids, MI

#63 Sep 7, 2008
aaa wrote:
<quoted text>
if u did your homework, her and her room mate pay for that thing every month! all he did was find the place, they covered everything else! so eat it ****
for one you know nothing with what is going on with jett meybe stacey but not jett so you should eat it ok and why is evrything in her name?
lying

Grand Rapids, MI

#64 Sep 7, 2008
K Jett wrote:
First, you must carry a lot of anger inside you. I imagine that is really exhausting. That can be a really hard place to be. And, I am not saying that to be critical. Just an observation.
Second, there really is no need to bring innocent children into this mess....Is it too much to ask that these discussions remain about the adults involved and not the children who have absolutely nothing to do with any of this? Just put yourself in Stacey's shoes, just for a moment....Seriously, what purpose does it serve to bring in her child?
Third, Lynne is an amazing mother and has stood by Jett through thick and thin. Was she Saint Mother through all of Jett's 29 years of life? Of course not...you show me a mother that has no flaws. But, I can tell you this...Lynne loves and supports her son, no matter what. There really is no need to go trashing her. Jett is an adult who made his own decisions. Lynne is not to blame.
<quoted text>
you know the reason jett got into this mess and i will not mention why but i know and you do to
0 Score Cards

Battle Creek, MI

#65 Sep 7, 2008
Like I said before....stop keeping the score cards. Ripping in others lives is terrible and the sad thing is that's what our City of Grand Rapids is doing right now. Shame on you!!! Maybe you'll grow up enventually... Thers's many other things we should be worrying about. Hope your financially stable, hope your paying your bills on time unlike ones with no jobs, hope your health in fine unlike those dealing with illness, hope you sleep fine, unlike the people who stay up all night wondering how there going to put food on the table for their children or wonder how their going to keep their children safe....do you even have children??? But those in GR or any where else, hope at the end of the day you're feeling just great ripping into someones elses life, when you should be concentrating on your own....it's amazing the maturity level of comments on this man. God bless those who understand all of this, for those who don't just pray tomorrow you're not on the front page and your life isn't being ripped open for others to talk about how would you feel....Karma is a B****!!!!!!

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