Sunday, November 7, 2010

Unicredit coerces people through initimidation. Fake courtrooms, fake judges.

Why is this story not getting massive mainstream coverage?
Local coverage, sure. But, the mainstream media should love this one. And yet, nothing.

Look at the fraudulent actions the company known as Unicredit America is going to!

A debt collector in Erie, Pennsylvania, is accused of running a fake courtroom, complete with fake court documents and people dressed up like judges, to intimidate consumers into paying debts, according to the Erie Times-News.


What a scam this is-

The scam allegedly involved people impersonating sheriff’s deputies appearing at consumers’ doors to issue fake subpoenas, ordering people to appear immediately. The company, Unicredit America Inc., allegedly turned its offices into a courtroom, complete with a raised bench for the “judge,” a fake witness stand, a gallery for spectators and law books on bookshelves.

“This is an unconscionable attempt to use fake court proceedings to deceive, mislead or frighten consumers into making payments or surrendering valuables to Unicredit without following lawful procedures for debt collection,” Tom Corbett, Pennsylvania’s attorney general, said in a press release.

The attorney general’s office will appear in common pleas court today to request an order from a real judge to shut the company down and freeze its assets. The lawsuit also seeks civil fines of up to $3,000 for each person affected, and restitution for all the victims.

The scam affected at least 370 people, according to reporting by the Erie Times News. Michael Covatto, president of Unicredit, told the paper on Friday that he was unaware of the lawsuit.

In this news article Michael Covatto fails to return phonecalls.

A local lawyer was used by Unicredit to prepare legal papers and "subpeonas"

Unicredit engaged a lawyer near its office to help in the bogus collection process, according to the lawsuit. Attorney Lawrence D'Ambrosio allegedly prepared legal letters and "subpoenas" for Unicredit to use in the scheme.

D'Ambrosio, who was not sued in this case, could not be reached.

If you would like to read a bit more on this abuse of people, ordinary people, by a truly unscrupulous company. One of so many unscrupulous companies....

Company used fake courtroom, Pa. AG says

Unicredit violated the state's Consumer Protection Law and the Fair Debt Collection Practices Act.

12 comments:

  1. and as if it's even necessary when the REAL courtrooms will be happy to abuse people on behalf of corporations....

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  2. I wonder if the fake courts can put a person in jail forever for contempt? I have read that most of the real courts time is related to new and better ways to allow corporations to collect debt legal or fake also. I wonder if they could just sent the fake collections bills to the fake court? Fake courts would be a good place to put our elected officials after they are voted out of office.

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  3. This was just a test to see how a privatized court system would work.

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  4. Why is this story not getting massive mainstream coverage?

    seriously, you have to ask this question? Welcome to the battle. We need all the warm bodies we can get.

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  5. No coverage in MSM because MSM censors endlessly for corporations. This is all about limiting Free Speech. After all, censorship is everywhere. The gov’t (and their big business cronies) censor free speech, shut down dissent and ban the book “America Deceived II”. Free speech for all.
    Last link (before Google Books bans it also]:
    http://www.iuniverse.com/Bookstore/BookDetail.aspx?BookId=SKU-000190526

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  6. For God sake, American people "DON'T GIVE UP YOUR GUNS!!!"

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  7. Only slightly more fake than the real justice system.

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  8. Mr. Covatto, owns "unicredit" aka "creditron" and a telemarketing outfit called Telatron. From what I understand Mr. Covatto is a convicted felon who spent time in a Pennsylvania penetentiary for embezzling at a bank he worked for as a bank officer. In an ironice twist - the Covatto's own the plaza the operations that are based out of Erie and rent office space to District Magisterial Court Judge Dominick DiPalo! DiPalos wife was busted by the FBI for selling counterfeit handbags out of her home.
    Covatto is a renowned slime in Erie. Many of the sales people at Telatron are due years worth of commissions! Don't ask me why they stay-probably because of the health insurance! I worked there at one time consolidating student loans but left after they failed to pay commissions as agreed. I knew these pricks were trouble when I found out the HR director was a female prison guard who guarded Covatto when he was in state prison! Within the last 18 months Creditron/Telatron went BANKRUPT! Imagine that-a collection agency who stiffed its creditors through bankruptcy badgering people for unpaid medical bills! Covatto in my opinion should return to state prison and his lawyer, Larry DAmbrosio should be disbarred and sent to prison too. Thes eguys violated every aspect of the FDCPA - Fair Debt Collection Practices Act and should be made to pay in every way.

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  9. I have a good idea. Firebomb the fake courts. Seriously. It's possible they wouldn't even call the fire brigade. Hell, you'd probably have to firebomb them and call the cops yourself. As for getting caught, there's only 370 possible people (times by however many family members there are) as suspects. Pretty good odds.

    Otherwise if we were in the real world the charge of impersonating the judiciary would be the kind of thing that would get you locked up with the key thrown away. It's a good thing for the banks and credit corporations they don't live in the real world eh?

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  10. forget mainstream media; why are you behaving as if there's material difference between their "fake" courts and the "real" courts?

    that's the story ignored by nearly all.

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  11. AP:
    agreed the real courtrooms are quite happy to abuse people.
    perhaps they were so congested doing just that Unicredit had to resort to setting up there own.

    anonymous #1: "most of the real courts time is related to new and better ways to allow corporations to collect debt legal or fake"

    that is what they are doing (collecting debt, legal or fake), in an overtime fashion, thanks to banks fraudulent mortgage flipping & repacking.

    Garrick: that's an interesting thought

    Anonymous # 2: I ask that question rhetorically, Constantly.

    Because I want everyone who reads here to ask that question.
    Why does the mainstream media give us infotainment? And not the news that is relevant to us, to our lives. Why does the msm frame news in certain ways? Why do they omit relevant points? etc... that is what this blog is largely about.

    Anonymous #3:"No coverage in MSM because MSM censors endlessly for corporations"

    for corporations, for certain governments, etc., etc., follow the money.........

    Anonymous # 4:

    "For God sake, American people "DON'T GIVE UP YOUR GUNS!!!"

    your gonna need 'em...

    Anonymous # 5:
    "Only slightly more fake than the real justice system"

    Just lacking the "official"/state sanctioned courthouses. I mean, the case featured scumbag lawyers, and of course the usual corporate abusers...

    Injustice everywhere is a very good website, thanks for mentioning it pregame consensus.
    I would suggest others check it out.

    Warrior: thanks for that intersting bit of info!!!!

    Hey Nobody: what a story!

    "if we were in the real world the charge of impersonating the judiciary would be the kind of thing that would get you locked up with the key thrown away. It's a good thing for the banks and credit corporations they don't live in the real world"

    two sets of laws, two sets of laws.

    Salty pig: understand where your coming from. I simply cannot cover everything. You do make a very good point.

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