Three attorneys accused to running criminal enterprise charged in Genesee County | News
A trio of lawyers are now dealing with several felony charges on allegations of running a criminal business to take advantage of a few of the most susceptible populations.
The Genesee County district attorney is charging the lawyers out of Oakland County stating they would serve individuals as financial obligation collectors and utilize the courts to garnish salaries from victims who were uninformed of what was occurring. The variety of victims might be over 1,000.
“This case involves father-son duo Mark and Ryan Fishman of Fishman Group, a professional debt collection law firm out of Oakland County, along with a third party, Alexandra Ichim,” Genesee County district attorney David Leyton stated.
The 3 legal representatives supposedly established plans for several years, damaging the lives of countless victims, amounting to well over countless dollars.
“These lawyers fraudulently took a short cut and they would forge certificates of service showing that the defendants were served when we know they were not,” Leyton stated. “Then they would proceed to obtain defaults from the court, default judgments from the court and they would garnish wages, garnish bank accounts, obtain assets that they weren’t legally entitled to obtain.”
Genesee County Constable Chris Swanson stated the plan is over. The trio have actually been charged with an overall of 32 felonies consisting of racketeering, forgery and blockage of justice.
“They have been arrested, all three of them. They were transported to the Genesee County Jail and they’ve been arraigned on the charges,” Swanson stated.
The dad in this case, Mark Fishman, was arraigned on a $40,000 money bond. His kid Ryan and Alexandra Ichim were both arraigned on $160,000 money bond.
Swanson is asking anybody else who might have been victims to check out their documents and step forward with anything wicked.
“We will fight for every penny stolen from you,” he stated.
Even prior to the charges were revealed, some individuals spoke up through the companies Google examines consisting of the following:
“Only giving one star because I can’t give any lower. By far the rudest unprofessional people I’ve ever dealt with. They’ve filed court papers never informing myself or even sending a letter to where I live they sent it to a house I was at 15 years prior.”
Another evaluation left by an individual who didn’t wish to go on cam, called the company less than professional and states it wrongfully included their business in a financial obligation collection.
“After I posted that I probably have had maybe 10 to 20 people liking what I wrote on that so I kept thinking there must be something more going on with this,” the guy informed TV5.
Several evaluations declare the law office has actually followed them for cash they don’t owe and won’t return their calls.
“Well I’m glad that they’re doing something about this, I mean this is just egregious,” the guy stated.
TV5 has actually connected to the Fishman Group and hasn’t heard back.
Jobber Wiki author Frank Long contributed to this report.