King Of Thieves Mark Stopa Has A New Equity Skimming Scam. Stopa May Have Defrauded Hundreds Of Florida Real Estate Investors
We have new and disturbing news about King of Thieves Mark Stopa.
Stopa who was disbarred in 2019 seems to still be a fixture in the courts throughout Florida.
It’s all because Mark Stopa is involved in a new equity skimming scam. The scam also appears to have affected hundreds of Florida real estate investors.
Most honest Floridians have been trying to rebuild their lives after the Covid-19 pandemic. Yet, it seems Mark Stopa has spent the time devising new ways to defraud honest real estate investors.
An anonymous person is circulating a new “Mark Stopa Dossier 2.0” (see below) throughout the courts in Florida.
The dossier details a new Mark Stopa equity skimming scam involving foreclosure auctions. The dossier details how Stopa has created a crime family of “proxy” attorneys. Most of these attorneys all appear to be operating out of the highly suspect Segal & Schuh Law Firm.
The dossier states the firm is apparently taking their direction from their in-house “paralegal” Mark Stopa. Rumors have been circulating that Stopa is committing unlicensed practice of law out of the Segal & Shuh law firm since being disbarred in 2019.
Whistleblower Sends Anonymous Letter To 6th Circuit Chief Judge Anthony Rondolino
A unnamed whistleblower sent the anonymous letter to Chief Judge Anthony Rondolino of the Sixth Judicial Circuit. The court has since dubbed the letter, “Dossier 2.0.”
Dossier 1.0 exposed a previous equity skimming scheme by Mark Stopa and his wife Adrienne Federico. Stopa later admitted in his book People v. Money that the dossier is what led to him being disbarred.
The letter dated August 1, 2022 alerted Judge Rondolino of Mark Stopa’s “widespread and organized fraudulent scheme.” The whistleblower also alleges Stopa is using a gang of proxy attorneys to execute his allege scheme.
The letter initiated a internal investigation by the court administrator. The whistleblower alleges Stopa and his morally bankrupt attorney friends are knowingly abusing the court foreclosure system for their own personal gain.
The letter names the law firms involved. Namely, Segal & Schuh where Stopa allegedly works as a “paralegal” since being disbarred in 2019. The dossier also names Deitsch & Deitsch Law Firm and several prominent Tampa Bay area attorneys as being part of the scam:
The attorneys listed are:
- Lee Segal
- Jill Schuh
- Stephen Deitsch
- Kerri Wright Deitsch
- Ashley Drew
- Christopher Hixson
- Gregory Mausser
- Randall Reder
- Carla Turner-Hahn
- Jake C. Blanchard
The Letter sent to Judge Anthony Rondolini. If you can’t open it, go here)
Mark Stopa – Letter To Chief Judge Anthony Rondolino 1aug2022 by Mark Stopa Victims on Scribd
Dossier 2.0 Implicates King Of Thieves Mark Stopa In New Scam
The letter references 16 “fabricated and fraudulent” equitable lien foreclosures committed by Stopa owned entities filed in various courts across Florida. Documents show Stopa filed these fraudulent foreclosures through his cabal of proxy attorneys located in the Tampa Bay area.
The letter also details Mark Stopa’s ownership in all of the properties. It appears homes were once owned by Stopa’s own foreclosure clients prior to his 2019 disbarment.
The letter details how Mark Stopa collected rent on these properties most of which belonged to his clients. He milked the rent as long as possible while the foreclosure litigation was still pending. Stopa collected rent until Segal & Schuh could no longer delay the mortgage lenders from foreclosing.
Two years ago, Stopa began losing foreclosure cases to the properties he acquired through his clients. Therefore, he needed to figure out how to quickly monetize the properties before they were lost.
As a result, Mark Stopa concocted a scheme to sue himself to create a fake foreclosure judgments. The scheme was designed to trap unsuspecting auction buyers into overbidding on the judgment. As a result, this created a surplus. Then, Stopa would manipulate the county clerk into collecting and sending the funds to his crime family coffers.
You can also read Dossier 2.0 in full here.
Are You A Victim Of King Of Thieves Mark Stopa?
MarkStopaVictims.com has reviewed multiple court filings and it is quite comical. It appears Stopa and his cadre of lawyers all follow the same fact pattern.
Stopa uses one of his shell companies as a Plaintiff who sues another Stopa shell company. Stopa Entity A alleges an unpaid debt by Stopa Entity B and tries to collect. So why would Stopa sue himself?
Attorneys representing Stopa Entity A and Stopa Entity B conspired to quickly stipulate to a foreclosure judgment to beat the senior lender’s foreclosure sale.
This allows the property to go to foreclosure sale before the mortgage lender forecloses with an extremely higher payoff figure.
The letter alleges that Stopa and unscrupulous lawyers keep the phony fabricated debt under $30,000. Stopa intentionally set the scheme up this way to avoid scrutiny by the court.
This way they can easily fool the court.
It appears the Stopa crime cabal has collected upwards of $1 Million in bogus surplus fees.
Did King Of Thieves Mark Stopa And His Band Of Shyster Lawyers Scam Real Estate Investor Christopher Dennison?
It appears Stopa duped novice auction bidder Christopher Dennison into bidding over $200,000 on one of his properties with this scheme.
The property located at 10420 Tecoma Dr., New Port Richey, FL 34655 had a foreclosure sale scheduled or $856,000 on October 13, 2022 (see below)
However, that all changed when presiding Judge Dustin Anderson got wind of the scam. He refused to disburse the illicit surplus funds to the Stopa crime family cabal coffers.
Segal & Schuh (where Stopa allegedly practices law without a license) sent in Christopher Hixson to a file a motion to disqualify Judge Anderson (a common Stopa courtroom strategy).
Consequently, Judge Anderson promptly entered an order granting the motion to remove himself from the corrupt case.
The big question is, where is the FDLE and Florida Attorney General? FDLE has subpoenaed nearly 200 Mark Stopa victims in the past 3 years.
Victims have told us that FDLE has an open investigation centered on Mark Stopa. However, the question is when are they going to stop financial terrorist Mark Stopa.
Christopher Dennison would still have his $200,000 if the Florida Attorney General would have locked up Stopa years ago.
How Mark Stopa scammed Christopher Dennison (if you can’t open it, click here):
Mark Stopa Equity Fraud -Pasco County by Mark Stopa Victims on Scribd
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