Alot has changed since I last posted about Those Producers. This will be a huge update!Officially, The Producers Inc have been reduced to just one. As of the annual report in April, the only one remaining is Vernon "Butch" Decossas. To make things interesting, his name is intentionally miss-spelled as Decosas. Anyway, removed from the company listing are Michal Gardner, Sigmund Solares, Noah Lieske, Donald Simonton, and William Moore.In anticipation of his "promotion", Butch (or someone working for Butch obviously) has spammed his name across the internet in various blogs to water down his Google results. It's still quite easy to find information on him though. You can find out where he and his wife Lisa Decossas live, their previous jobs at Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Louisiana, etc.Butch also registered a few domain names:those-producers.comthose-producers.infothose-producers.netthoseproducers.comthoseproducers.infothoseproducers.netvernondecossas.comnoah-lieske.comsigsolares.comsig-solares.comsigmund-solares.combutch-decossas.comvernon-decossas.combutchdecossas.comthoseproducers.us which still has Vernons home address and personal email...Butch and Donny Simonton have also gotten together to start Keypath, LLC. More details to come on that one...Michael Gardner has been quiet but his wife Katie Gardner is reportedly pregnant. Congrats Katie and Michael! My suggestions for baby names: Melissa or Serge. Unfortunately no more teeny bikinis for you Katie! I also forgot to mention that Katie started another business last year (One Eight, LLC... check on sunbiz.org for details) and used it to buy a house just a few blocks away from their home in Belleair Beach. It's a big step down from the other house, which they still own ofcourse, and it's not on the water but it's close by and has a pool. It looks decent. It's probably bought for a family member like how Michael bought a place for his sister Alysons family. What a guy!Sigmund Solares has also been quiet except for some traveling, pool parties and buying a run-down place in Seffner. His sister, Vivian Solares got married though and now owns a restaurant with her new husband and Sig. Rajun Cajun Cafe & Catering in Metairie. Check it out. The gumbo is alright.I was surprised to see Sigmunds old Money Tree Loans, LLC business still active with Vernon Delossas running it now. Again with the bad spelling? Really? Anyway, a quick search brings up this old gem:"ALERT TO PROPERTY OWNERS!by digest, 6/22/06 23:12 ETIf you own property in New Orleans be aware of this scam. There is a ghost company, Money Tree Loans, LLc. listed at 650 Poydras street, suite 1150, who are taking advantage of the disaster and displaced residents. The company is not actually at the address another company called Intercosmos, is listed at this address and may be part of this scam. My neighbor, who has paid bills and taxes religiously recieved a notice in the mail, from a tenant. The notice looks like junk mail and is listed under Money Tree Loans which does not exist. My neighbor had never recieved any notice to the home address from the city nor this company. The letter is signed by an attorney Sigmund J. Solares and they claim to have purchased your property. My neighbor had one tax bill in 2001 for around $50 dollars, a bill they never recieved. The number listed on the letter is a recording 274-2189. The other attorney associated with this white collar crime is David W. Nance. The city claimed to no nothing about the company. The letter to property owners also list a fax which rarely works and an e-mail address which does not exist. It appears these carpet baggers are using the disaster to hopefully find properties and steal them from the families who own them and truly worked for them.The letter from Money Tree, Intercosmos, tells you nothing about information regarding the lien, nor does it tell the resident where to go to pay this off. The mistake my neigbor had was the fault of CITY HALL, in 2001!! The company has been reported to the Attorney General and the City, who knows what could happen. The finance department of the city WILL NOT CONTACT YOU BY PHONE AND WILL NOT TRY TO FIND YOU, YOU MAY LOOSE YOUR PROPERTY. If you stay in New Orleans or come back, which I highly do not recomend, go by the city finance department and get in writing your property taxes paid up to date for at least 10 years.Corruption will prevent the rebuilding of New Orleans. "What else do we have? We have Daniel Walter Bugmann! Apparently Daniel Walter Bugmann of Zurich looks after the Schaffhausen branch of directNIC Ltd. I'm sure directNIC is very popular in Schaffhausen to require it having it's own branch. Or it could have something to do with a couple companies called Snow Turtles Ltd. and Flying Stingrays, Ltd. Both are VERY interesting and worth some extra investigation. Snow Turtles has an insane amount of capital for a nothing company and look for Invention.com from Flying Stingrays.Also in looking back on my old posts, in particular the one on Domain Magic, LLC, I found that I forgot to mention an important detail... So to recap just the facts, we have a company named Domain Magic, LLC. The company was started by a Michael Barnett in Florida. Sigmund Solares has a friend since childhood named Michael Barnett... aka Buff, Ikilled007, Interdictor, Chatroomromeo, etc. After my intial post, Michael Barnett emailed me claiming his innocence. He said I was wrong - It wasn't him and that he hadn't worked with any of the Producers since 2003. What I forgot to mention was that I have the details on a court case - Chicago Architecture Foundation v. Domain Magic, LLC - where Domain Magic, LLC was represented by David A. Vinterella. Yes that David A. Vinterella... The in-house counsel of Intercosmos Media.Also in the news is this:"Local Technology Company Awards Members of The University of Tampa GraduatingClass of 2009 for Business LeadershipJohn H. Sykes College of Business Students Gain Key Business Skills DuringSemester Long CompetitionTAMPA, Fla., May 20 /PRNewswire/ -- The Producers, Inc., a technology companylocated in Tampa, today rewarded members of The University of Tampa'sJohn H.Sykes College of Business graduating class for their efforts on proposingsuccessful business plans for the domain name "Event.com." Two teamsconsisting of nine students won first and second place and learned importantbusiness lessons during a business management case competition developed byDr. Jody Tompson through The Naimoli Institute for Business Strategy.The contest began in January 2009 with 33 teams consisting of 150 seniorstudents participating in the capstone course. The graduating seniors wereasked to create a business idea using the domain name "Event.com." Noparameters were placed on the students. The competition culminated with thefour surviving teams competing for the top prize of a cash award. Faculty,students, friends, as well as the four-judge panel consisting of MichaelGardner, Sigmund Solares, Donny Simonton and Butch Decossas -- all executivesof The Producers, Inc. -- attended the finale and listened as each teampresented their Event.com business proposal. Despite the fact that all fourpresentations were exceptional, only one could earn the top prize. SeniorsAlex Amini-Rad, Eric Speeth, Mike Torrance, and Carlos Acedo won first placefor their business concept of developing Event.com into a local portal wherevisitors could learn about local events, purchase tickets to upcoming showsand provide maps to various hotspots. The winnings team's motto for Event.com-- Life Lived Eventfully -- also resonated with the judges."Supporting local university business programs is important for our company,"said Michael Gardner. "We were honored to be part of The University of Tampa'scase study competition and view the initiative as a great mechanism to preparegraduating business students for life after college. We congratulate thewinning team members for their hard work and all of the students whoparticipated."Second place was won by Kyle Burdine, Lydia Watling, Nathan Taubenberger,Raine Roberts and Maura Kafel for their business idea -- Get In The Loop:Event.com."The case study competition provides students with the opportunity to learnpractical business skills and utilize them in a real business environment,"stated Dr. Dean A. Koutroumanis, Assistant Professor of Management, John H.Sykes College of Business. "The lessons learned go beyond the competition andwill enable the students to be even more prepared for their careers postgraduation."About The Producers, Inc.The Producers, Inc. and related entities (TPI) is a leading, privately helddomain names registration service provider and portfolio holder, domainadvertising solutions provider, and web hosting company. TPI's customers rangefrom individual small business owners to Fortune 500 companies and consist ofover 500,000 domain name registrants worldwide with over 4,000,000 domainnames.About The University of Tampa -- http://www.ut.eduThe University of Tampa is a medium-sized, comprehensive, private universitylocated on approximately 100 acres of prime riverfront land in the heart ofdowntown Tampa. It is the school of choice for 5,800 students from 50 statesand U.S. territories and almost 100 countries. More than half ofundergraduates are from Florida. Approximately 70 percent of full-timestudents live on campus.The University offers more than 120 majors, minors and pre-professionalprograms through a strong core curriculum rooted in the liberal arts. AnEvening College presents degree programs to adults who want to study part-timeat night. Graduate degrees are offered for Master of Arts in Teaching, Masterof Education, Master of Business Administration, Master of Science inAccounting, Master of Science in Finance, Master of Science in Marketing,Master of Science in Nursing, Master of Science in Innovation Management andCertificate in Nonprofit Management.CONTACT:Michael WardDirector of MarketingThe Producers, Inc.email@example.com+1-919-760-7002"And finally, 838 Camp St. in New Orleans is up for sale! They want $880,000 for it. Google it for a lovely picture and details...Description: This 3-story townhouse with a 2-story service wing contains 5,514 SF and consists of first floor retail space and three apartments. One of the apartments is leased on a month-to-month basis. There is a common alley in rear of the building that provides access for off-street parking.This building is located between Julia and St. Joseph Streets
Monday, November 29, 2010
First, the old news
As I mentioned this is a post that was written last year some time. Some of it is out of date now but I'm posting it anyway.