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The FBI is collecting records on an Elkhart real estate deal and an Indianapolis drug case, both involving Marion County Prosecutor Carl Brizzi and defense attorney Paul Page.

Page in 2008 arranged for Brizzi to own 50 percent of an office building leased by the Department of Child Services without Brizzi putting up cash or credit. A year later, Brizzi offered a lenient plea deal and returned $10,000 in seized cash to accused drug dealer Joseph Mobareki, a Page client.

The FBI has picked up files on the Mobareki case and Elkhart real estate deal and has begun asking questions of those with knowledge of the deals, multiple sources said. An FBI spokesman would neither confirm nor deny the agency is investigating.

The moves follow an IBJ investigation that has raised questions about Brizzi’s business dealings while in office and whether those deals influenced his actions as prosecutor. Law enforcement officials see his intervention in the Mobareki case as troubling considering his no-cost real estate deal with Page in Elkhart.

A review of dozens of pages of records connected to the Elkhart deal has revealed new details:

- The property has two mortgages: A $1.2 million first mortgage with Huntington Bank and a second mortgage for an unspecified amount with a company called BAB Equity LLC, which lists a post office box real estate broker John Bales has used for his companies and political contributions.

Bales and his firm, Venture Cos., orchestrated the $2.5 million, 10-year deal that put the state’s Department of Child Services into the building a few months after L & BAB LLC acquired the one-story building at 1659 Mishawaka St. in February 2008.

A spokesman for the Indiana Department of Administration said the second mortgage does not appear to violate Bales’ state leasing contract, which bans him from any direct or indirect ownership interest in properties the state leases.

Bales said in an e-mail that he does not control BAB Equity but refused to say who does. He did not respond to follow-up questions including why the company uses his post office box.

- The Elkhart building had a market value of about $700,000 before the state lease and $1.2 million after the lease, according to an April 2008 appraisal prepared for Huntington Bank. The appraisal says the building would be difficult to market to traditional office users because it is surrounded by industrial properties and has no street frontage.

The 1986 building had been vacant for several months and badly in need of repairs when L & BAB put the property under contract. The appraisal noted the 15,200-square-foot building had interior mold, three broken AC units and deferred maintenance on windows, exterior bricks and parking-lot pavement.

L & BAB had planned to spend $422,500 to renovate the building and prepare most of it, about 13,000 square feet, for the arrival of DCS. The company eventually paid $825,000 for the property, and got a $15,000 allowance from the seller to remedy an animal infestation.

- Venture arranged to list the building for sale with an asking price of $1.8 million in late 2008, immediately after the DCS executed its lease deal. The property did not sell.

Financial documents included in the offering show the building owner, building seller, DCS and an insurance company split more than $577,000 of expenses to renovate and outfit the building. The owner’s portion was about $315,000, while DCS paid about $200,000 for upgrades including new restrooms.

The records show Page invested $321,835 in the building and financed $993,750. That includes a commission of $88,400, and a development fee of $45,600, both going to Venture.

- Records suggest Brizzi was added as a co-owner of the building late in the process. Financial documents provided to potential buyers in 2008 list Bruce Zeller of Carmel-based Zeller Construction Co. as co-investing with Page. Zeller did not return a phone message.

Page, an attorney with locally based Baker Pittman & Page and principal in condo developer Page Development, told IBJ in March that Brizzi—whom he called an “equal partner” in the deal—did not contribute cash and isn’t named on the loan the pair used to buy the building.

He said Brizzi earned his stake in the Elkhart building by bringing him an attractive investment opportunity. He said Brizzi and Bales, a Brizzi partner on previous deals, approached him about the Elkhart building.

Brizzi has said in disclosure documents that his equity interest in the property is worth $50,000 to $100,000.

The records offered no suggestion of how the building owners arrived at the name L & BAB.

Putting the Elkhart deal together was a challenge since banks weren’t lending and few property investors showed interest in fixing up an office building in financially depressed Elkhart, said Jeff Lozer, the general counsel for DCS.

Lozer said he didn't know Brizzi was involved with the deal until he read about his investment in IBJ.

“We were really pressing Venture to get the deal done, to bring it home,” Lozer said. “We had the building picked out but needed someone to finance the build out. The issue for us was finding a suitable place to put our folks. We don’t care who the landlord is.”

Brizzi has declined repeated interview requests but said in a statement Thursday that he could not comment on the FBI's inquiries because he is "unaware of this alleged action."

Brizzi, a Republican whose second term ends in December, is not seeking re-election.

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  • Hey Mr Illiterate
    Where does it mention David Page? Why don't you learn how to read before you spout off propaganda and conjecture...Sound like an I D 10 T error to me...
  • Online Petition for Brizzi's Resignation...
    Let's put Corrupt Carl out of business...

    http://www.ipetitions.com/petition/brizzimustgo/


  • What happened to the comments
    What just happened to the comments. Sounds like someone is worried....
  • What happened to the comments
    What just happened to the comments. Sounds like someone is worried....
  • re
    Instead of dropping hints just call Cory Schouten now...his # is at the top...and tell him what you have. The CID (criminal) division of the IRS here in Indy is 317-581-5711, ask for the supervisor handling the Tim Durham matter and you'll get who you need because he is handling the entire group of hangers on.

    Also, do you know who else was told to buy Cellstar/CLST? Let's bust them all. Same with any other properties you know were handed off on inside information. The time to speak is NOW.
  • Really???
    While this discussion started off interestingly, I think the cospiracy nuts have taken the train off the rails here. Our prosecuter is intentionally putting kids in abusive homes? Really? Does anyone really believe that Clarion, Riley, and other hospitals reporting parents for seeking second opinions, oh and intentionally giving them overdoses? If you want to talk about the facts as the pertain to the real estate deal, and reality, that's fine. But accusing the local and state government, entire hospitals, and anyone else you happen not to like, of some vast conspiracy to destroy families and harm childen, get a grip people. Next you morons are going to tell use that Bush and Cheney and Haliburton are behind it all. I believe Mr. Brizzi to be a good man, and if he broke the law I expect him to face judgement, in the mean timekeep your fiction to yourselves.
    PS. Maybe if those in law enforcement were treated with the kind of respect they deserve, by thevpeople and our President, the wack jobs out there wouldn't be able to convince others to buy into their fiction. Maybe if we paid our law enforcement professionals even a fraction of what we pay the worthless trash that pass for "professional" athletes we wouldn't have these kinds of issues!
  • re
    Having your money stolen is not the same as having a 50% drop in Lilly stock and you know that, Scott, or is it Ben, and if it is Ben let us know if the L stands for your wife Leslie. I doubt you are a saint these days.

    Trading on insider information IS a crime. Carl Brizzi has not disclosed how many shares of either Cellstar (now CLST) OR Red Rock he holds, or has held, or has moved in and out of, now has he? In fact his diclosure now simply shows the name of the stock, unlike his previous disclosures that identified the two stock positions he held, OI and ESS, and the number of shares of each, 300 and 400 (about $12,000.)

    I'd like to see his brokerage account records--all of them--and how he got the money to buy what I believe was several hundred thousand shares of Cellstar just before Brightpoint bought out their assets....or, alternative, perhaps Carl "bought them and held them" in Tim Durham's name.....kind of like Tim is now claiming Dan Laikin did for Brightpoint, his brother's company--

    http://fairfinanceinvestors.com/Brightpoint_Share_Transfer_to_Durham_-_S.pdf
  • Educated Response
    Re: Response. Not sure as to what "Tribe" to which you refer, but I am a member of the Republican Party and continue to be a bit annoyed by lazy journalism that targets people due to jealousy or personal vendetta. Mr. Brizzi has shown everything about his personal finances that area required by law and from what I see there is nothing that could not be obtained by an educated person with his salary for the past 7-1/2 years.
    And I'm sorry, I guess it was only the investors in Fair Finance that lost money in '08-'09 since the economy was going so well during that time. If there is something out there charge them both if it is there it's not hard to find, otherwise let it go. So far conjecture has chased away one of the biggest donors (both charity and otherwise) and taxpayers in Indiana and ruined the political career (and now working on the professional) of the most successful Prosecutor Marion Co. has ever had.
    • Response
      Probably so, especially since you are a member of the tribe, aren't you?

      Just think: If TD had left a certain woman alone instead of continuing to punish her for reporting him for allegations of insider trading in both Brightpoint and Cellstar, none of his crimes ever would have come out, he'd be sitting fat and happy in both LA and Indy--instead of hiding out in that rental funded by the life savings of Fair Finance investors--and the walls wouldn't have come tumbling down around the cronies who supported him and mooched off his funding source.

      God works in mysterious ways. Before you post again make sure you let Carl know the IRS would like to know how he has afforded his lifestyle. Since he won't tell the public perhaps he can tell them, somehow I think an audit is on its way.
      • Conjecture
        So, I am the only one who thinks it odd that the IBJ only takes-off after Mr. Brizzi after the questions about his friend Tim Durham arise? And is it a coincidence that there were issues between the Chairman of this very publication and Mr. Durham (note: the same Chairman whose bank financed some of Mr. Durhams "empire")? I suppose that if you do all your reporting from a phone and a computer, this is what you will find. I see a great deal of perception and symbolism and very little substance. I wouldn't save a spot for the Pulitzer gang.
        • conjecture
          ben, this is like watching a spider weave her web....the prey has been identified and will be trapped...and there's no way out
          • Bring Proof of Wrongdoing or Let it Go!
            Though some may find it interesting that the IBJ continues to list items in Mr. Brizzi's personal investment portfolio, where is this going? If you have some proof of wrongdoing, bring it. Let me provide some help: before you write another article go to google and type: "define: conjecture". Then suggest you go back to reporting on real "Business" stories, like your name professes.
            • PS
              Will be delighted when the details of the allegedly disastrous Page developments in southest Florida's gulf side come out...who's in that partnership that defaulted or is about to default to Huntington, Carlito? You know the answers, don't you, because isn't one of those principles you? That's what I think, but maybe I am wrong, you know....just open up your checking and brokerage account statements for the period 2004 to present and let us all peak at how you, as a prosecutor, have been able to come up with $$$ to timely buy hundreds of thousands of shares of Cellstar right before Brightpoint did that big purchase of their assets....and how you got the $$$ to invest in condos and the sort because I sure didn't see lots of $$$ listed in your divorce filing.....

              If Mark Massa really wants to prove he is an objective, independent candidate for prosecutor, he should demand that Todd Rokita examine the trading records of three local brokerage offices--to see which other politically connected local yokos traded in Cellstar/CLST....

              Going forward public servants in critical positions like Carl Brizzi currently has should be required to disclose ALL their financials, so that scenarios like the one that currently is unfolding do not happen.
            • re
              Ben is registered agent also for the W Henry dump that Brizzi/Bales tried to cram down Metro Drug Task Force's throats....and registered agent for certain properties in Florida....and registered agent for the Venture Fund that was never legally registered with the SEC, which would have been required since it was an interstate offering AND offered on the internet, that had among its principles Bales and Brizzi....and was online until a few weeks ago when Ben Pecar allegedly was called by someone upset that the internet site was updated and up and running and was about to be outted by the media....

              but, hey, nothing happens to any of these guys except their shenanigans sell a lot of newspapers, right? The feds are more worried about low hanging fruit like Lincoln Plowman and Roy Houchins, who is now conveniently dead.....

              tact Us - Venture Value Fund I
              www.venturevaluefund.com ... mtuttle@venturevaluefund.com 602 N. Capitol Ave, Suite 200. Indianapolis, IN 46204 ... John Bales. Carl Brizzi. Bryan Chandler ...
              www.venturevaluefund.com/venture_value_fund.aspx - Cached
              #
              Venture Value Fund I
              Venture Value Fund is a private equity fund formed to take advantage of real estate opportunities throughout the United States.
              www.venturevaluefund.com/Default.aspx
            • Con Men
              Chris good blog... I would bet Zeller got the construction contract as his Registered Agent is Ben Pecar (same Registered Agent for L&BABS, Babs Equity and all of Bales Companies)... Lets see isn't DCS also funded with Federal $$$.... Perhaps the Honest Services Act will catch these crooks...

              HONEST SERVICES- The term `honest services' includes the right to conscientious, loyal, faithful, disinterested, and unbiased service, to be performed free of deceit, undue influence, conflict of interest, self-enrichment, self-dealing, concealment, bribery, fraud, and corruption
            • hahahahahahah
              Here's a mess Carl can't get out of.

              Perhaps he can explain to the DOJ why it is he gobbled up hundreds of thousands of shares of a Las Vegas boiler room, Red Rock Pictures shortly before Dan Laikin was arrested for pumping Lampoon and Red Rock PIctures.

              Carl now claims he " can't remember if he sold it." Oops, he has a problem because Red Rock's registration was REVOKED over a year ago. In fact, it was revoked right after Laikin was arrested and Carl still owened the stock. And why would Carl have ths stock in the first place? The only legitimate reason would be if he expected a pump and to make millions of dollars on it

              For you readers, here it is (type in RED ROCK:)

              http://www.nvsos.gov/sosentitysearch/CorpDetails.aspx?lx8nvq=ga8fUy5C9z8OtAG17vWIxg%253d%253d

              Brizzi, we are not going away and neither is the SEC. You may be delusional but your papertrail shows what you did.
            • Page is game if it lines his pockets
              Did he use investor money for his downstroke from his failed real estate deals?
            • Brizzi ---> Pawn
              November 2007 Indianapolis Star - "Marion County Prosecutor Carl Brizzi expessed deep concern about DCS's handeling of the case (Tajanay Baileys Death) and promised a complete and full investigation."

              I guess once you get a 2.5 Million Dollar Lease from DCS and buy a building for them some 2 1/2 months after announcing your going to investigate DCS ..... you just drop the investigation of DCS altogether....

              Is that how that works?

              Carl .... Save Yourself - You need to talk.
              Bales ... Save Yourself - You need to talk.
              Page... did you know what this was all about?

              • Couldn't have said it better myself
                Governor Daniels Complicit in Shady Brizzi Real Estate Deal Or Just Hiding Egg on Face?


                Dirty.

                I don't care whether it's "technically" legal, even if it is, which is a huge if. But the Indianapolis Business Journal's Cory Schouten all but proves what I've believed all along.

                Let's put together the pieces.

                David Page says that Carl Brizzi brought an Elkhart property to his attention, so they bought it.

                Really, David? I hadn't heard you dabbled in commercial. I thought you were a residential guy. But, hey, diversification is good. Just one question. What made you think this was a good deal?

                Really, Carl? That's how you spend your free time? Trolling Elkhart, Indiana for hot commercial properties?

                Did I mention that only a few months after Brizzi and Page bought the building, its value shot up $500,000 based on a 10-year lease with the Indiana Department of Child Services at a rate that, if all proceeds were applied to the mortgages, would have had the owners owning free and clear a building worth at least $700,000 on the low end in about five years.

                I bet if somebody knew that the Indiana Department of Child Services was looking for 13,000 square feet in Elkhart (in other words, a property exactly like the one Brizzi bought), that would be very valuable intelligence, wouldn't it?

                But you'd have to know somebody with that kind of information, and I'm sure Brizzi didn't.....what's that? John Bales? You mean Brizzi's business partner? Wait. Isn't he the same guy who represents the state in about every county brokering deals for state agency office space?

                But wait! We get confirmation from Page himself.

                From Schouten:

                [Page] said Brizzi earned his stake in the Elkhart building by bringing him an attractive investment opportunity. He said Brizzi and Bales, a Brizzi partner on previous deals, approached him about the Elkhart building.



                It gets worse.

                Schouten provides these details on the Elkhart deal. Read closely. You need to hear it all - the good, the bad, and the ugly about this property.

                1. The property has two mortgages: A $1.2 million first mortgage with Huntington Bank and a second mortgage for an unspecified amount with a company called BAB Equity LLC, which lists a post office box real estate broker John Bales has used for his companies and political contributions.

                2. A spokesman for the Indiana Department of Administration said the second mortgage does not appear to violate Bales� state leasing contract, which bans him from any direct or indirect ownership interest in properties the state leases.

                3. Bales said in an e-mail that he does not control BAB Equity but refused to say who does. He did not respond to follow-up questions including why the company uses his post office box.

                4. Bales and his firm, Venture Cos., orchestrated the $2.5 million, 10-year deal that put the state�s Department of Child Services into the building a few months after L & BAB LLC acquired the one-story building at 1659 Mishawaka St. in February 2008.

                Interesting. Does DCS know who runs BAB Equity? If not, how can its legal counsel offer any comment on whether Bales has an ownership interest? BAB. What could that possibly stand for? Brizzi AND....hmmm. I need a "B" name.

                I wouldn't tell who owns it either, if I were Bales, if I knew the follow-up question would be, "Who financed the 2nd mortgage?" As a perhaps related question, does anybody think it's weird the second mortgage wasn't recorded until the day before the FBI raided Tim Durham's office?

                Some other choice tidbits:

                - Venture (Bales' company) arranged to list the building for sale with an asking price of $1.8 million in late 2008, immediately after the DCS executed its lease deal. The property did not sell.

                - The Elkhart building had a market value of about $700,000 before the state lease and $1.2 million after the lease, according to an April 2008 appraisal prepared for Huntington Bank. The appraisal says the building would be difficult to market to traditional office users because it is surrounded by industrial properties and has no street frontage.

                - The 1986 building had been vacant for several months and badly in need of repairs when L & BAB put the property under contract. The appraisal noted the 15,200-square-foot building had interior mold, three broken AC units and deferred maintenance on windows, exterior bricks and parking-lot pavement.

                - L & BAB had planned to spend $422,500 to renovate the building and prepare most of it, about 13,000 square feet, for the arrival of DCS. The company eventually paid $825,000 for the property, and got a $15,000 allowance from the seller to remedy an animal infestation.

                - Financial documents included in the offering show the building owner, building seller, DCS and an insurance company split more than $577,000 of expenses to renovate and outfit the building. The owner�s portion was about $315,000, while DCS paid about $200,000 for upgrades including new restrooms.

                The records show Page invested $321,835 in the building and financed $993,750. That includes a commission of $88,400, and a development fee of $45,600, both going to Venture (Bales' company).

                - Records suggest Brizzi was added as a co-owner of the building late in the process. Financial documents provided to potential buyers in 2008 list Bruce Zeller of Carmel-based Zeller Construction Co. as co-investing with Page. Zeller did not return a phone message.

                What does this all mean? Carl Brizzi got "inside" information from a guy who works for Governor Daniels. Because the Governor hates government owning things, we got fleeced. The State could have bought that building and saved a bundle. Instead, the guy Daneils entrusted to find it deals (and the one who advised and negotiates rates, right?), handed valuable intelligence to a business partner crony, and on top of that, the State even paid $200,000 to make the building better. Wow.

                I asked a colleague of mine who is in commercial real estate how he thought this might have gone down, and here's his hypothesis:

                (Bales) knows he has a 15,000 SF requirement in Elkhart. He identifies several possibilities, one of which is the building in question ("Building A"). He tips off Brizzi and Page. Brizzi and Page put the building under contract (or get an option with the owner) for 60 day "due diligence period" w/no penalty for not moving forward with deal - it's called a "free look" in the industry. This contract allows Brizzi/Page to purchase Building A at a fair market price (or a bit higher to sweeten the deal for the owner), but for a vacant property. So relatively cheap.

                Bales decides w/state signoff that Building A is the best location for the state. Brizzi/Page exercise their option or otherwise move forward on their contract and close on the property. The contract might even have a clause that makes closing contingent on landing a deal. Regardless, state lease on Building A signed at closing or shortly thereafter. This has immediate impact on value of Building A, taking it from a vacant property to a fully leased (10-years), $17 per square foot (e.g., rich) property. Building A also becomes (theoretically) immediately marketable for its income stream to an investor, so it should be easy to flip.

                Payoff for Brizzi/Page - at least $500k-$1million each, for almost no risk. Bales without doubt gets something something (like 50%) under the table from Brizzi/Page (without technically violating the self-dealing clause in his state contract).

                Not bad for a days work. This scenario is comparable to Gordon Gekko, trading on inside information that the market does not possess. If Building A were a stock/security, there would be a good case for securities violations under federal law... Bales surely violated his ethical duties as a licensed broker, but I'm sure there is no paper trail! So good luck proving it.



                All we know for certain is that Bales got $120,000 in commissions. What we don't know is if there were any other buildings in play. What if there weren't? At some point, isn't there a conflict when a broker helps a third party become an owner to consummate a deal that's already on the table? What we also know is that Bales has previously pitched crappy space to government decision makers. Remember when Bales tried to move the Metro Drug Task Force to a rat-den?

                You know what I want to see now? Every contract with John Bales' name associated with it. How many friends has he enriched or gotten better deals than the market would have born, but for his intercession and trading on information only available to him? How much did he cost the taxpayers with Governor Daniels' blessing?

                Were I the Governor or the Mayor of Indianapolis, I'd end any and all Bales' contracts right now pending a formal investigation.

                Will you, Governor? Will you Mr. Mayor?
              • How many
                Great story Cory/IBJ; keep going. I still would like to see all the players and their connections diagrammed. Maybe this could be painted on the west wall of the IBJ building, overlooking the parking lot. Do you think that wall is large enough?
              • Trustee detailed including juicy emails of how Durham looted Fair during time Brizzi was on Fair board
                http://www.kccllc.net/documents/1050494/1050494100513000000000003.pdf
              • re
                OEI probably is Obsidian, but if you look at the $21.6M writeoff as well as the near $100M moved out in some bullarky transfer my guess/hunch is among those monies are monies lent/given/invested/ or the 11/23 mortgage for BAB Equity wouldn't have been filed, I mean that is the day before the raid, not even 24 hours before beaccording to the file stamp. And using Bales PO Box? Give me a break, this stinks big time and I hope all these guys are charged.

                Who is the L?

                Lincoln Plowman?

                Or.....what if it is Larry M and we all know which Larry I mean.
              • OEI & BAB
                Don't you think a better guess at OEI might be Obsidian Enterprises, Inc? And if BAB is Bales and Brizzi, who is the L in L&BAB? But keep guessing, it's fun reading the theories.
                • pretty obvious
                  BAB sounds like Bales and Brizzi

                  wake up, self-dealing is supposed to be a violation of the no bid contract Bales had

                  pull Bale's tax records, by the way, you'll find the brokerage 1099s interesting for 2007, guess what's on there?
                • Kudos to IBJ
                  Kudos to the IBJ for their continued spectacular reporting on Indy's "Elite."

                  The "Elite Squad of Crime," it appears, headed by none other than Carlitto "it was perfectly legal!" Brizzi.

                  In addition to the Elkhart records the FBI seized I understand the SEC if finished combing through the trades of certain Indianapolis-area brokers and one who fancies herself a "money manager," and their various "elite" clients, with specific attention to Cellstar/CLST Holdings and Brightpoint. I wonder if that is possibly why Brightpoint stock, despite "beating earnings" remains flat in this miraculous stock market bounceup, I would certainly not want to libel anyone but the tinely purchases in Cellstar right before the massive Brightpoint purchase is still within the statute of limitations to prosecute, and if the SEC chooses to do that, it will be interesting to say the least.
                • OEI--Office Elkhart, Indiana?
                  woowoo, looky here, is OEI Office Elkhart, Indiana?

                  http://www.fairfinanceinvestors.com/DC_Investments_Loan_Receivables_Investments_-_S.pdf
                  • re
                    it is obvious to me Durham was probably involved, which would explain where the $$$ came from for the improvements, which would explain the rush to Goshen on 11/23, less than 24 hours before the FBI raided Durham....we all know he was tipped off, does anyone really believe he was hanging XMAS lights! This is actually funny at this point, i mean, how do you arrest an entire business community.
                  • re
                    Fabulous timing, not even 24 hours before the FBI raid someone ran up to Goshen, Indiana--the home of the Elkhart County Recorder's office--and recorded this purported mortgage (registered to John Bale's p.o. box) to BAB Equity.

                    Now Carlito and Johnny, tell us all when you are going to tell the truth. PS, The FBI have been monitoring all the mail in your p.o. box, you idiots. How do you think Cory found out! HAHAHAHAHAHAH!!!!!

                    click on accept, then in search type in BAB and wallah!

                    http://www.elkhartcountyindiana.com/departments/recorder/LandRecords.htm
                  • Children die, state crime
                    Brizzi helped James Payne's staff to put our family through torment, defamation, and loss of our retirement, savings, and in debt for loans taken to protect a child, that was handed to suffer brain trauma, willingly condoned by James Payne. Though James Payne was involved, face to face conversation of the crimes of his staff and the danger the infant was in, he condoned. Perjury by both IAG & James Payne has been committed to this federal case, stating James Payne had no involvement of the case spoke of 1:07-cv-1643- lJM-DML.
                    (One of many statements of perjury)

                    James Payne in fact was extensively involved.

                    State of Indiana has tendency of committing perjury & mockery of our judicial system.

                    Below is James Payne notification that he in fact had EXTENSIVE INVOLVEMENT OF THE CASE.

                    From: Payne, James W
                    Your communication to Senator Bayh has been referred to this office for a response. As you know, I have had extensive discussions with you, I have followed this case closely, and at this point I continue to affirm the actions of the Department in this matter....
                    Having reviewed everything and been involved with this almost from the beginning, I concur with the agencyâ??s action in this matter.

                    cc: The Honorable Evan Bayh


                    James W. Payne
                    Director
                    Indiana Department of Child Services
                    402 W. Washington Street
                    Room W392
                    Indianapolis, IN 46204
                    But IAG Greg Zoeller, David Arthur, and James Payne tell federal judge, Larry J. McKinney, Payne was not involved. So why do children die in Indiana. Why are the deaths of children not on the statistics of Indiana Prevention of Child Abuse? The secrets of profitable human trafficking, the ability for DCS to commit perjury, falsification of court documents, & ability for Brizzi to allow infant to be beaten, woman to be laughed at on 911 while being beaten, and IMPD who refuse to listen to the cries of a child. The lies of Indiana. Lisa Borges, Linda Majors, IMPD Capt. Randy Taylor, & others helped. Juvenile court 1 Beth Jansen allowed infant beating, never asked questions and refused 4 motions to be hear to expose the lies of DCS. Paternity court refused own court order, ignores GAL, hands child to danger, with a wink. Children in Indiana are tokens, our elected officials do nothing but cater to Payne, rights of parents are ignored.
                  • Officials have no laws
                    Remember Governor Daniels receiving that Ann Casey award for good of children, the very year more children died under state care in the last several years? Deception. Why doesn't the Governor or IAG, Greg Zoeller do something about the unlawful actions of Brizzi and his mofia friends? Because they are involved. When the IAG can help DCS James Payne to commit perjury to a federal judge, then the federal judge refuse the victims the right to cross examine, it is easy to see, pockets are deep and so are payoffs. If the truth about what is happening to our children at the hand of the state, or how many children are dying under state that is swept under the rug, or children abused by fosters to be handed back for more abuse, it would make one vomit. The lies and deceptions of some of our political leaders in Indiana is deeper than one can imagine. Follow the money.
                  • Black Holes
                    Wow look at these...RPB Properties, LLC Page relatives?...Short Sales? Look up the owner of RPB Properties, LLC at Indiana SOS... Also they better correct the current Deed it says Hendricks County, IN... I do not think that is in FLorida... Wonder if 5th 3rd was paid in full? Looks like JPM Chase may not be and Wachovia Bank... on the other links... Wonder if that is why a 2nd Mortgage recorded on L&BAB's, LLC a little asset shifting to Carlito or whomever owns BABS EQUITY???

                    http://ccor.co.charlotte.fl.us/or/showdetails.aspx?id=5574422&rn=4&pi=0&ref=search

                    http://ccor.co.charlotte.fl.us/or/showdetails.aspx?id=5596554&rn=5&pi=0&ref=search
                  • any kinship?
                    Interesting that when the picture of Mobareki was shown on TV, he looked so much like David Wyser. Any relation?
                  • $322,000 Makes you go Hmmmm....
                    Wow Paul Page just had $322,000 laying around to put into the L&BAB, LLC as equity.

                    Hmmmmm........

                    http://ccor.co.charlotte.fl.us/or/showdetails.aspx?id=5567653&rn=0&pi=0&ref=search

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                    • DCS Investigation
                      Can you imagine what an investigation by Carl Brizzi into the DCS handling of Tajanay Baily might have done to derail the control of money and power that was about to be granted to DCS? â?¦â?¦â?¦ We all know that Chief Justice Shepard carried the water on this one, praising HB 1001 as â??better for children as a result of judicial involvement.â??
                      Brizziâ??s Announcement of his Investigation of DCS in November of 2007 presumably might have posed a significant risk to the advancement of DCS under the new tax relief bill HB1001 that was expected to pass March of 2008.
                      Under the new legislation, DCS, and not the court, would decide what services are best for delinquent children and children in need of services (CHINS). The basis for this change according to Payne was that the state would be responsible for more child welfare expenses; they need to monitor the money. At the time Payne pointed out that they only got 50% of the dollars they could have for CHINS kids and only 10% of the delinquent kids for two reasons:
                      (1) current judicial orders that did not include the appropriate language to qualify for federal reimbursement; and
                      (2) placement of children in programs that are not eligible for the cost-sharing.

                      The Bill represented an appropriation of 240 Million Dollars and called on Counties to Maximize Federal Reimbursements.

                      They must have wanted Carl and his Investigation into DCS to go far, far away.
                      ....... and by golly it did.

                    • Who' liar?
                      All involved with Brizzi and Payne are liars. Payne allows his staff to remove children from safe homes without probable cause to be placed into danger with fosters. Then when the fosters abuse, rape, and kill the children, then DCS does not call the police, autopies are covered up with no cause, and the children abused are returned back to the abusers, without any crimes being reported. Brizzi protects DCS workers to prevent accountability or prosecution. There is a big scam going on with several governmental officials and businesses. Behavioral health institutions and I believe Clarian Health work to help scam tax funds from the state. Riley & Methodist hospital call DCS to give children to state when parents ask for second opinion, then overdose highly not recommended toxic medications for the additional funds. Both win, child suffers, parents rights to protect their child is violated. But try to stop the web of corruption of child human trafficking in Indiana, just try. When IAG will help commit perjury for governmental agencies to federal judges, many Indiana officials are corrupt, just not caught.
                    • Corruption
                      Carl Brizzi helps James Payne to abuse children and allow women to be victimized. Then Lisa Borges, then Chief of staff for Brizzi, knew of the beating of infant, abuse of woman, and crimes of perjury, falsification of court documents, police reports filed when police off duty, then prosecutor filed false charges to cause harm, then dropped them when jury was asked for. We suffered great loss due to the corruption between Brizzi, Payne, Borges, and others who are involved. Now, IAG Greg Zoeller and David Arthur aids James Payne, to enter perjury to federal judge Larry J. McKinney. Then IMPD ignoring the cries of a little girl, who is being touched with fingers in area not to be and abused? Indiana government is full of corruption, Brizzi allows crime, thinks women are nothing, James payne sees children as tokens to profit, if they suffer and die, it makes him happy, and Lisa Borges, well, she is a judge for her participation.
                    • Lozer means BRING A HOME RUN HOME TO BRIZZI AND PAGE
                      "We dont care who the landlord is" per Lozer quote...

                      Thats why you paid triple the market rate. What qualifications do you have to be "Selling this Fraud" on the Citizens of Indiana.

                      Try sticking to legal work if you are any good at it. You suck doing PR work. COVER UP COVER UP... Makes the State Look dirty now.
                    • BANK LENDING 101 Get a State Tenant for your borrower
                      I cannot beleive the people involved in the cover up I excerpted below from the article from Lozer... He should change his name to Loser... This deal was not a challenging deal the borrower only presented it to 1 (ONE)Bank - Huntington Bank. It simple deal with a AAA rated tenant that would have provided any LENDER the necessary credit support. Lozer is a liar any bank would be looking to do a real estate deal secured by a State Tenant.

                      "Putting the Elkhart deal together was a challenge since banks werenâ??t lending and few property investors showed interest in fixing up an office building in financially depressed Elkhart, said Jeff Lozer, the general counsel for DCS."
                      â??We were really pressing Venture to get the deal done, to bring it home,â?? Lozer said. â??We had the building picked out but needed someone to finance the build out. The issue for us was finding a suitable place to put our folks. We donâ??t care who the landlord is.â??




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                        The only solution is the F.B.I. given the history, long history, in this state starting with Sherperd going down - no justice and zero ethics. Clear them out, clean it up and start over is perfect justice.
                      • Not difficult to see
                        It is impossible that Brizzi initiated the Lease Deal.
                        In November 2007 the Star outlines Brizzi's interest in investigating the Tajanay Bailey Death. It was all over the news.
                        Star reported - "Marion County Prosecutor Carl Brizzi expessed deep concern about DCS's handeling of the case and promised a complete and full investigation." Brizzi's intent was clear.
                        Febuary 2008 L&BAB,LLC buys a building in Elkart several months after a DCS Lease is signed.
                        Oddly in this article DCS council identifies clearly that the building purchased was exactly the building that DCS wanted. Yet the Lease for the new buyers did not come along for several months.
                        Ironically..... we never heard another word about the prosecutors promise to investigate DCS activities.

                        Quid pro quo?

                      • What we should do about Carl Brizzi
                        The FBI is almost certainly still deep in the details of the Brizzi investigation because of the Durham ties, yes, but remember, the FBI also independently pursues investigations of public corruption when they raise their ugly heads. A U.S. Attorney may become involved in the Brizzi case if it appears the State of Indiana won't prosecute under state laws. Its a terrible indictment of our state's legal profession that our Supreme Court has remained impotent and silent, relying on federal authorities to prosecute this case. Where is the indignation from lawyers in the State? There is so much evidence that Brizzi's been bribed that we're simply choking on it. The public doesn't need some drawn out invesigation. We'd like swift action and an assurance that he's not going to make it to his "retirement" vesting date.

                        I think we should speak plainly on this matter. The good people of this State and county do not like finding out that one of our highest elected officials, the prosecutor of the largest county in this State, is a charlatan and a criminal. Carl Brizzi must step down immediately. Chief Justice Randall Shepherd should not hide behind his disciplinary commission. He should step up and speak plainly about criminal conduct being inconsistent with Mr. Brizzi's qualifications to even appear before the bench. As Chief Justice this is Randall Shepherd's bar. His inaction is tepid and fey. Other States would yank Brizzi's right to appear in Court straight away. The Marion County Bar Assoc., despite purporting to represent the views of Indianapolis' legal community, apparently doesn't have an opinion. Surprise. Are they all just waiting to see what Barnes & Thornburg wants? Not another prosecution should take place with Brizzi in this office.
                        • this is ridiculous
                          Seriously people leave it alone nothing but conspiracy theories
                        • Thank God
                          First kudos go to IBJ and I'm delighted the FBI is involved. This whole mess smells to high heaven and I'm looking forward to this getting off the radar before the fall elections. This is smearing the Governor, AG and, to a large extent, the whole Republican party in the eye of Hoosier voters. Pleae move to remove Brizzi long before his December retirement. He can work out the details of his retirment with the FBI and can use his crony Attorney Page who who has long had a reputation for wiggling on the cutting edge of the law for his personal gains.
                        • HOW LONG?
                          Wow, How long is this story going to continue before someone of authority steps up and convinces Carl that the taxpayers has lost confidence in his ethics and we do not want to pay him anymore. In the private sector he would have been fired for unethical behavior. I am mad as hell and do not want to take it anymore, as they say! His interest in stayin gthe whole term is for a pension or something? Wrongly motivated; again, self interest!
                        • Follow up
                          Where has the money been this whole time? That is the question. Gotta follow the money. Wouldn't exactly say the hands are all in the till (probably questionable choice of words, Jim?), but the thought may be a good one in terms of performance. And I didn't mean to say the term fat, in this day and age, unless it's deserved. It's only a random expression. Ahhh...the importance of communication! Should talk to friend Scott T. about this, too.
                        • Birds of a Feather Flock Together
                          The reason why the governor, AG and the mayor all have not acted upon this is that it is the GOP. Talk of ethics and family values, but the bottom line their hands are all in the till. This is Indiana, and the GOP thinks Hoosiers are dumb enough to allow them to do anything, after all, they keep telling everyone this is a red state safe and secure. The STATUS QUO
                          • Interesting
                            Hey, ya gotta trust the FBI. And sometimes it's better to have a court case or settle when things are alleged. That being said, it doesn't look or smell good for Brizzi, and HE hasn't exactly been defiant in his defense, but sometimes court is the only way to separate fact from fiction. Some people who have no knowledge of situations open up their fat, unknowing pieholes sometimes.
                          • HE KNOWS TOO MUCH
                            I'm telling you he knows too much on everyone. But now with the FBI involved, I bet those he knows too much about are shaking in their boots. It might just come out after all. Most all are probably corrupt to some point. That's why they are keeping as quiet as a mouse "rat".
                          • It's About Freaking Time
                            You know I have been waiting on someone to offer to give me 50% ownership in a commercial building for absolutely nothing in return. We should all be so lucky. Why hasn't the Indiana Attorney General's office gotten involved?? Does Carl, John and Paul think we are all that stupid to believe that story. Brizzi has made a mockery of his position and the Governor, Attorney General and the Mayor must all think what he is done is okay since they have been so silent about this matter. Thank God for the FBI.

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