Traffic Monsoon Receiver subpoenas top affiliates & lawyers
A day after subpoenas were issued on payment processors, the Receiver is now also seeking information from Traffic Monsoon’s top affiliates, a lawyer and two law firms.
A September 8th Notice of Subpoenas filing reveals the Receiver is seeking information from five parties.
In no particular order, the parties the Receiver is requesting information from are listed below;
Ernest Ganz (Ernie Ganz)
Ernest Ganz (right) is a top Traffic Monsoon affiliate. Through his offshore call-center, Ganz also provided tech support for Traffic Monsoon affiliates.
After the SEC shut down Traffic Monsoon Ganz began promoting Traffic Monsoon Plus, a 1:1 clone of Trafic Monsoon.
At the time Ganz claimed he wasn’t running Traffic Monsoon Plus. A few weeks later he launched Traffic Hurricane, another 1:1 clone of Traffic Monsoon.
The Receiver’s subpoena for Ganz requests information from himself as well as ‘any businesses and call centers‘ he owns, manages or controls.
David Barker is a top Traffic Monsoon affiliate.
On May 23, 2016, Barker appeared in a Traffic Monsoon promotional video with Payza Executive Vice President, Firoz Patel:
Dennis Burke is an attorney Charles Scoville approached when Paypal froze Traffic Monsoon account.
In a since-deleted post published on the official Traffic Monsoon Facebook page on August 16th, Charles Scoville claimed Burke found nothing wrong with the business model.
Not only did Dennis Burke find nothing wrong with the Traffic Monsoon business model, but he also found that Traffic Monsoon did not break a single term of service within the PayPal user agreement.
Scoville claims Burke is a “former US Attorney” who worked with the DOJ.
At one point Scoville engaged Burke to sue PayPal for freezing the Traffic Monsoon account.
Katten Muchin Rosenman LLP
According to their website, Katten Muchin Rosenman LLP is a ‘full-service law firm … with more than 600 attorneys in locations across the United States and in London and Shanghai.‘
The Law Offices of William I. Rothbard
The Law Offices of William I. Rothbard is a law firm run by Bill Rothbard.
With more than three decades of experience in the Advertising and Direct Response industries as an Attorney and former Senior Staff Official with the Federal Trade Commission, Bill Rothbard can expertly guide you through the maze of legal issues that have become an everyday reality in the Online and Direct Response advertising business.
To what extent Katten Muchin Rosenman LLP and The Law Offices of William I. Rothbard were engaged by Traffic Monsoon and/or Charles Scoville is unclear.
The subpoenas filed by the Traffic Monsoon Receiver request “all documents and other materials” pertaining to
- Charles Scoville
- Traffic Monsoon LLC
- Bux Secure
- Ultimate Power Boost
- Wealth EngineX
- U Launch Formula
- Allied Wallet
- SolidTrust Pay
- EVP International
- DNB Bank
- “any other online payment system or processor”
Note this is a complete list and not all of the individual subpoenas list all of the above entities.
Information requested via subpoena must be produced by the parties no later than October 5th, 2016.
i wonder if ernie ganz is still in the US? he was ‘effectively’ a partner of scoville in TM.
also, the nonchalance with which he has launched ‘traffic hurricane’ [registered in the philippines] suggests he may not be in the US anymore.
The address for Ganz on the Receiver’s subpoena is in the US.
Is Dennis Burke the same Dennis Burke who was force to resign from Department of Justice from the ” Fast and Furious” scandal? (@2011)
He was all over the news for a few months.
that may be his last ‘known’ address?
would ganz be stupid enough to launch a clone of TM ie ‘traffic hurricane’ right under the SEC’s nose? that too with a previous criminal record on drug charges!?
btw, this is the registration document of traffic hurricane in the philippines:
Not too sure what happens when a subpoena is issued on a non-current address (Hoss?).
But I imagine if Ganz is non-responsive the Receiver will press ahead with further litigation. Both Sann Rodrigues and Darryle Douglas have gone to jail for production non-compliance.
Unless Ganz doesn’t intend to ever return to the US the subpoena will remain hanging over his head.
Could be. The Wikipedia entry states he was appointed by Barack Obama, which matches what Scoville said.
it seems that dennis burke sent a demand letter to paypal on TM’s behalf, but did not actually file a lawsuit against paypal because he did not have the ‘jurisdiction’ to do so, and due to time scheduling problems.
if dennis burks did not issue a ‘written’ opinion declaring that TM was legally compliant, he cant be in much trouble except perhaps to return the fee he received [to send the ‘demand’ letter to paypal].
of course, his already bad reputation will take another knock.
this is a recent conversation on sharon james’ FB page:
would this mean that ganz is to the west of sharon james in the UK?
if he is to the west then he’s probably still in the US rather than in the philippines?
i’m bad with time zones, so somebody?
There’s a 6 hour time difference. The UK is 6 hours ahead of Florida.
Wanna bet this changes the plans of those from the UK who said they were attending the 9/23 hearing? They will be scared to death if they show up they might have a subpoena waiting for them.
Looking forward to the next round of subpoena’s to be issued. Some major players are sweating bullets right about now. I just hope that I.M> Bigg/Lloyd Dotson was on this list of people served, but if not, he will be on the next round.
Hopefully Frank Calabro will have a subpoena soon.
Speaking of Frank, he has made a support video for the 9/23 hearing, which I hope puts him on the list to receive a subpoena.
Please god make this happen.
Looks like Charles has got religion, the muslim religion, judging by the tone of a facebook post today.
meanwhile, scoville seems to have fallen apart or something.
yesterday he posted about his personal life on his FB page [about secret relationships and what not] and today he has posted a speech about what islam means.
after making repeated posts about TM participants not being ‘investors’ it seems he has run out of things to say, and is blabbering now.
scoville better be careful, if he shows signs of ‘losing it’ he will lose whatever little support he has.
I’ve been told that Rev-Share is legal or hasn’t been proved Illegal, yet I see a pattern with them.
Soon they all run out of money, say they got hacked, or they get shut down by the SEC. I was in a few of them for advertising, but really that part of it is a joke.
The affiliates there are not interested in “your” business but just the investment of ad packs. I’m done with this sh#T!
so, ernie ganz has thoroughly cleaned up his FB page and there is no mention of traffic monsoon or traffic hurricane anymore.
the ‘traffic hurricane plus’ FB page still mentions him as it’s CEO and co founder.
facebook is littered with posts about ernie ganz and TM and THp, so i don’t know what ganz is trying to achieve by cleaning up his FB page.
is he like stupid or what!
william bryant of atlanta, georgia, has booked his ticket to attend the TM hearing on the 23rd;
no way he’s saving TM, but he will surely put himself in the crosshairs of the SEC.
it seems charles scoville is indeed in the USA now, as on september 7, 2016, he posted on FB that he has moved in with his family:
if scoville has no funds now, how on earth is he going to fight this case through a trial?
TM top earners are barely supporting him financially. i read a comment on FB that sharon james, one of TM’s top affiliates, has contributed all of $100 to scoville’s legal defense fund.
apparently, things are so bad financially for the scoville family that shirley scoville [ scoville’s sister?sister in law?] is contemplating selling household stuff:
scoville may also be looking at criminal charges soon. how’s he going to fight that?
he has no choice but to settle with the SEC and plea bargain any criminal charges.
Procedures vary State to State, and there are perhaps a half dozen ways to perfect service, some of which provide more certainty to the court than others. Domestically, if a person is out of the State the court may allow service by delivery of certified mail to another address in the other State.
What international conventions and local procedures might come into play if Ganz is abroad are unknown to me.
If Ganz can not be served a subpoena or any other document the court can make various rulings to move things along but generally may not make a FINAL ruling as to Mr. Ganz until service is perfected.
In any event the court can not force him to comply with this subpoena duces tecum even it can find and serve him, although it can make him wish he had.
Where us his wife in all of this? Are they still together?
John asks where his wife is in all this? I’m sure the poor woman has endured years of hell at the hands of “Master Ponzi Pimp” and left financially ruined and emotionally devastated.
These pumps are all to often swindlers of their trusting wives good credit by manipulating them into signing credit cards either with them or alone and then after racking them up leaving them to hold the bag.
They also joint file taxes with them and left holding the debt. Plus if course the pimps usually stop filing taxes all together.
Often total Narcissists, abusers, emotionally, physically and financially. They are so good at what they do that the wife actually suffers from the “Stockholm Syndrome” actually relating to her abuser in a very controlled sense.
Look back at Ponzi Pimp and founder if “Virtual Money” after caught by the feds for the Ponzi scam, duped his wife and fled to another country! The wives are most often only yet another victim of these manipulator a yet in an even more sinister way.
Why do you think so many if these so called “MLM” aka “Ponzi Scammers” end up divorced? They are obsessed with their money and trample all to get it in dirty ways.
Frank Calabro needs checked out as well with his stacks of money and trucks and brags of wealth. Under the same umbrella? States his truck is his wife!
Interesting this page still exists. Someone else want to grab a few screenshots? adrianhibbert.com/traffic-monsoon/
shirley scoville, charles scoville’s mother posted this on FB about 5 hrs ago:
have to feel sorry for aging parents who are understandably blindsided and have to grapple with the misdeeds of their cheating lying scamming criminal children.
it seems that scoville’s parents may be struggling financially too, so shame on him for not only stealing from thousands of investors worldwide but also for punishing his parents in their old age.
Either that or they’re worried about paying back whatever Scoville might have sent their way.
adrian hibbert seems to be a serial ponzi participant. he made quite a killing in traffic monsoon, and got all upset after the paypal freeze and subsequent SEC action.
now he has moved on to other rev shares like 10adpays and futureadpro etc.
if he is so upset with traffic monsoon being illegal, why he is doing other similar rev shares?
and, adrian hibbert does not pay taxes in the UK where he resides. so not only can he be a defendant in any clawback action by the court receiver in traffic monsoon, he can also get in trouble with the tax authorities for not paying taxes on his illegal earnings:
according to a post on FB, these may be some of the top earning affiliates in traffic monsoon [who could soon be hearing from the receiver]:
immy aslam seems to have fallen off the radar, but according to a comment by sharon james on FB he is doing his bit for the TM ’cause’ behind the scenes.
I think the top affiliates are the ones that cashed out. Rob Fraser is one for sure.
Not sure about some of the guys on that list as I know a couple and know they did not cash out even enough to cover their cost of solo ads.
Not too mention I know your #2 guy was booted out Anjali and unable to withdraw funds for speaking out with PayPal froze funds.
sharon james has started a closed FB group where she will post updates about her upcoming trip to the US for the preliminary injunction hearing of SEC vs TM, in utah.
condition for being in this closed group? cough up money for TM’s legal fund:
why do TM affiliates have to pay to get access to information about the TM case? what about the net losers? why should they have to pay for info? they are already at a loss!
not everyone is taking james’ orders sitting down:
according to a conversation on FB on sept 14th, charles scoville is unaware that the receiver has sent out subpoenas!
is scoville even following his own case?
just a little while ago he admitted that people online knew of the postponement of his preliminary injunction hearing date before him!
Immy Aslam has been found.
Immy aslam has left the UK on 5th october and has moved to dubai