Tuesday, December 31, 2013

Thank You to All our Readers!

Happy New Year and THANK YOU to all our readers!

Without you and your informed comments, we couldn't have achieved the stated mission of this website.

"This blog is dedicated to; telling the Truth about Kelly Gordon Rogers (A Frisco, TX Attorney), exercising my First Amendment rights to Free Speech, and acting in a matter of "public concern" for the sole purpose of protecting individuals from getting involved in his financial schemes."

Over four years ago (September 1st, 2009) we began our effort to make sure the investing public was fully informed of the various scams brought forward by Kelly G Rogers. From his MLM deals to the Level Par Ponzi scheme, from his Oil and Gas shell games to his Medicare scam, people all over the Frisco area fell victim to these "Deals of a lifetime".

So keep those comments coming because we can't do it without you. Keep your eyes and ears open. You can email any important information to burnedbyrogers@gmail.com. Your identity will be held in strict confidentiality, never to see the light of day.

Happy New Year to everyone and only 47 more days until his first judgment day!

Wednesday, December 18, 2013

KELLY G ROGERS ATTEMPTS TO FLEE TO MEXICO

It's now become clear why Kelly G Rogers was jailed for nine days in November. He was trying to FLEE to MEXICO! A business trip?

According to the States Response to Defendants Motion to Release Defendant and set Reasonable Bond;

Section VI: "Further, the State has learned that the surety who was previously discharged by the Court (Act Now Bail Bonds) was previously requested by the defendant to permit him to obtain an expedited passport to travel to Mexico, presumably on business. Were defendant allowed to do so, he would be beyond the jurisdiction of this Honorable Court and beyond the ability of the surety to surrender the defendant for violation of his surety agreement with the bonding company".

Well, thank God someone found out about this little "Business Trip"!

So once Act Now Bail Bonds was granted the discharge, Rogers had to be jailed until he posted a new bond. Possibly being short of cash, Mitchell R. Nolte (Attorney for the Scammer) filed a Motion to lower the bond from the current $50,000 per felony to $10,000. It was denied.

In the State's response, Dale R. Barron, Special Assistant Criminal District Attorney for Collin Count,  reminded the Court;

"The defendant is charged with seven first degree felony offenses, including the charge from 2009, which all carry a penalty range of from 5 to 99 years or life confinement in the Texas Department of Criminal Justice Institutional division, and as such should require a significant and sufficient bond to insure the appearance of the defendant at trial which is scheduled for February 17, 2013, in this Honorable Court. The State believes that the current bonds set for the six causes of action at issue in this matter are reasonable and necessary due to the severity of the charges the defendant is charged with".

The Court ordered to keep the bond at $50,0000 per occurrence, required the defendant to surrender any US Passport but denied the State request that Rogers be fitted with a GPS tracking devise.

Additionally, the court ordered Tom Bensen d/b/a Act Now Bail Bonds to refund the full amount of fees paid for the execution of the bond by the Defendant as follows;

  1. $20,000 to Fred Sewell (Defendant's Father-in-Law).
  2. $  4,025 to Carrie Sewell Rogers (Defendant's wife).
  3. Any other fees personally paid by the defendant ($5,975).
Fred Sewell is a fine man and sits on the Board of Directors of Comstock. Back in 2004-2006, Kelly Rogers was raising money for his Oil and Gas shell games with Rick Weyand, and would OFTEN dropped Mr. Sewell's name as an investor in his deals. He was quick to point out that he wasn't supposed to disclose that information but it sounded good, making the appeal of the opportunity seem that much better to the investors.

Each variation of the Oil and Gas investments would ultimately go bankrupt and those investors who believed his line of B.S. lost their total investment. Par for the course.

When Rogers was arrested on May 4th, 2012, his neighbor was M. Jay Allison, CEO of Comstock. Five days later, Comstock announced the appointment of Fredrick Sewell to the board.

How embarrassing.

Friday, December 13, 2013

Early Christmas Gifts From the State vs. Kelly Rogers

The State of Texas has sent out early Christmas Gifts to all those little elf's who will contribute to the cause of sending Kelly Rogers away...for a very long time.

Like a brightly wrapped gift, neatly situated under the Christmas Tree, we are overjoyed with love and gratitude in knowing that our nightmare is about to conclude with justice being served.

And Kelly G Rogers' nightmare is about to begin. (click on the image to enlarge)

Thursday, November 7, 2013

Kelly Rogers Readers Share the Love--Comments


Anonymous said...

Doc's Bail Bonds posted our local miscreant's 50,000.00 bonds. Jerry Wynne Dillard is the agent for Doc's. What collateral could Roger's possibly have that is worth 350,000.00? Is he putting Carrie to work? Thanks Doc's for bailing lil' Madoff out. Whatever the Rogers' clan produced, rest assured it's fake! 

November 9, 2013 at 10:51                                                


                                                      Anonymous said...
"So it looks like our favorite deadbeat con man, has once again magically been able to post $350,000 in surety bonds. Amazing how a bankrupt person seems to keep coming up with large amounts of money?! So Rogers gets out for a few more months and continues his path of fraud upon society. At the end of the day, does it really make any difference? The pursuit of greed and lust for material possessions is worth being known as the local scofflaw? What a disgrace Rogers is as a father, husband, lawyer and human being.

Yes, he still is licensed to practice law in Texas. Kelly, you bonded out of jail temporarily but you can't bond out or delay the fact that you are a worthless piece of trash that took advantage of his friends, clients, fellow Christians Wow, you are so clever! Prison won't be as easy as your stay in the Collin County Detention Facility, you have a few months to prepare for it, unless the State or someone files a Motion to keep you in jail, or your Federal Indictment comes sooner. The Feds usually wait until after the State case is resolved to take their pound of flesh. It is coming, maybe you and Carrie will be together after all, as joint inmates in State and Federal Correctional Institutions. Nice Couple".


November 7, 2013 at 10:52 PM


                                     Anonymous said...
 

"I am one of those mentioned in this blog from "out of state". My relationship with Kelly Rogers prior to 2005 cost me at least $420,000, as well as my successful career. More importantly many of my family members who I love and some of those I worked with were damaged as well. If and when the time becomes appropriate, I look forward to sharing further documentation of how the relationship with Mr. Rogers caused an onslaught of the civil and arbitration cases and the devastation it caused. I only have one thing to say to Kelly Rogers at this point. You are absolutely pathetic".


November 7, 2013 at 6:30 PM
                                        
        Anonymous said...

"This story will be like the hundreds of other "ponzi" schemes in American History. While Rogers delayed his Collin County trial(s) for over four years, he was continuing to perpetuate his fraud (s) upon society.

The rumor is that Rogers is being investigated for Bankruptcy Fraud ( not sure what the investigation would be, since how many people go bankrupt and live in a two million dollar home that isn't their own). However, more victims from out of state or other areas will emerge and if Rogers had been locked up, he couldn't have done it.

So the Court finds that Act Now didn't follow the proper procedures in discharging Rogers Bond? It will be funny to see how this plays out! Rogers trying to get his 35 k back from Act Now Bail Bonds? Hopefully they delay and make him work for it, like he made everybody else! What bonding company would post this miscreant's bond? How would either Carrie or Kelly have 350k in assets? Thought they were bankrupt. Grab some popcorn, enjoy the show"!

 November 6, 2013 at 8:00 PM

                                              Anonymous said...

"Rogers has a bond reduction hearing set for November the 6th. He is once again trying to manipulate the system. His attorney filed a motion to set a "reasonable" bail.

I think 50k per first degree felony is more than fair. I would encourage all that are victims to attend the hearing and voice their protests. Rogers will be brought over from the jail in a belly chain and shackles for viewing purposes".

November 4, 2013 at 11:34 AM
 
 
                                            Anonymous said...

"Very good points on your article. How nice it is to see that Act Now finally got the picture! Yes, what you are saying in theory is true, however, I would doubt that any bonding company in Collin County would take this risk, unless Rogers came up with at least 50k in principal for the bonds. He is charged with 1st degree felony cases, certainly a flight risk.

Even if he could make bond, I suspect the State would then come back with a Motion to Increase Bond. Judge Rusch would grant it and Rogers would have to come up with more money. Act now felt as though Rogers was going to flee or had ( shocking) lied about his true assets. If he can't bond he is at the mercy of the State, defending complex financial cases from jail, is nearly impossible.

November 2, 2013 at 12:15 PM

                                    Anonymous said...

The jail has I-care packages you can send through the jail commissary. Maybe we can all send an " I don't effing care" package!

Rogers is totally screwed, he rejected the plea offers, he may get more time than the amount of yards the Detroit Lions put up on the Cowboys last week. The wheels of justice churned slow, however, for Rogers this is the worst scenario, ever.  I love it "!!

November 2, 2013


 
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Wednesday, October 30, 2013

Kelly Rogers Arrested October 29th


*****Day 9: November 7th; Rogers Bonds out of jail.
*****Day 9: November 7th, Rogers still in jail.
*****Bond Reduction Hearing: 9:00 am November 6th.
*****November 4th: Rogers moved, 1C Cell 12 Bunk 1.
*****November 1st: Still in the slammer.
*****October 31st: police surround the GEORGE SHIPP 
          house, property encircled with Yellow "Crime Scene"
          tape and Police leave the home with several boxes
          of evidence.
 
It's the gift that keeps on giving. Naturally, we're talking about the arrest record of Kelly Gordon Rogers.  

Yesterday, Kelly G Rogers was arrested, processed and is now in the Collin County Jail. He was arrested by the McKinney Police Department. This is the FIFTH time Kelly Rogers has been arrested. He currently occupies 3A Cell 11 Bunk 1. 

   
It appears a hearing took place on 10/29/2013. My guess is that Bondsman Tom Benson relieved himself of his undertaking by asking the court to surrender the accused into the custody. Looks like the motion was granted and a new warrant was issued for the arrest of Kelly Rogers. 

It'll be interesting to see what happens. Does Rogers' have a stash of assets to secure a new bond? If he does, he'll bond out in no time. If he doesn't, he could sit in jail until his February trail. But that's Doubtful.  

Warrant Type: Affidavit of CCP 17.16 - Discharge of Surety

 


TEX CR. CODE ANN. § 17.16 : Texas Statutes - Article 17.16: DISCHARGE OF LIABILITY; SURRENDER OR INCARCERATION OF PRINCIPAL BEFORE FORFEITURE. According to the Collin County Website; On 10/30/2013 a hearing took place and the bondsman forfeited

 (a) A surety may before forfeiture relieve himself of his undertaking by:

(1) surrendering the accused into the custody of the sheriff of the county where the prosecution is pending; or

(2) delivering to the sheriff of the county where the prosecution is pending an affidavit stating that the accused is incarcerated in federal custody, in the custody of any state, or in any county of this state.(b) For the purposes of Subsection (a)(2) of this article, the bond is discharged and the surety is absolved of liability on the bond on the sheriff's verification of the incarceration of the accused.
 
October 31st: police surround the GEORGE SHIPP house, property encircled with Yellow "Crime Scene" tape and Police leave the home with several boxes of new evidence.
 
Crime scene: 18 Stonebriar Way, Frisco, TX 75034
 
 

 

Monday, October 14, 2013

Don't fret--justice is coming to Kelly Rogers!

A Reader Comments about Kelly G Rogers: 

Kelly G Rogers Report"Hello KELLY! Maybe in your free time of plotting your scams, you should look at what Dale Barron and The Collin County District Attorney's Office did to KAREN BOWIE.. She just received um.... 80 YEARS ON ONE CASE! Kudos to Dale Barron and the District Attorney's Office. The wheels may move slow, however they are proving to be thorough. The worst thing for Rogers' is he has judge who isn't going to put up with his manipulation and shenanigans, I don't think any attorney wants Rogers' case..... The day of reckoning approaches.... 80 YEARS! 

State of Texas nails Karen Bowie

Karen P. Bowie from the Kelly G Rogers Report
If I were Rogers, I'd be crapping my pants after reading the sentence brought to Karen P. Bowie.  Titan Wealth Management, LLC was shut down by the Securities and Exchange Commission in 2009 because it was a Ponzi Scheme. The team of Dale Barron and the Collin County DA's Office nailed this group of financial terrorists. This is the same team who's prosecuting Kelly G Rogers.

Karen P. Bowie of Dallas was indicted June 9, 2011 in Collin County for her alleged role in the fraud perpetrated by Titan Wealth Management LLC of Plano. Titan Wealth principal Thomas Lester Irby II is serving a 24-year state prison sentence after being convicted of money laundering. Irby's fraud involved the sale of fictitious high-yielding "European Mid-Term Notes," supposedly issued by European banks. 

According to the indictment, Bowie unlawfully appropriated at least $4.7 million from investors in Titan Wealth. (Texas State Securities Board-2011 Civil and Criminal Actions).

Karen P. Bowie from the Kelly G Rogers ReportState of Texas vs. Karen Bowie. On January 3rd, 2013, Jury released to deliberate at 10:19 a.m. Verdict reached at 11:35 a.m. Defendant found guilty as charged in indictment. Verdict accepted by the Court.
On February 1st, 2013:  Jury charged and released to deliberate at 12:20 p.m. Jury returned verdict at 2:30 p.m. Jury's verdict is 80 years confinement in TDCJ and a fine of $10,000.00. Verdict accepted by the court. Defendant sentenced to 80 years confinement in TDCJ and fined $10,000.00. Back time credit of 603 days.

John J.Kim a Maryland resident who was part of a Texas-based scam to sell supposedly high-yielding European notes, pleaded guilty Feb. 21, 2011 in Collin County state District Court to engaging in organized criminal activity. Kim was sentenced to 10 years in state prison. Kim was part of a scheme organized by Thomas Lester Irby, a Frisco money manager who convinced about 30 investors to put $3.1 million into fictitious "European Mid-Term Notes" issued by European banks. The notes supposedly paid short-term returns of between 10% and 50%. Most of the money from investors was diverted to pay Irby's personal expenses and to pay early investors in what turned out to be a Ponzi scheme. Irby was sentenced to 24 years in state prison on Dec. 20. (Texas State Securities Board-2011 Civil and Criminal Actions).

Karen P. Bowie from the Kelly G Rogers Report
Thomas Lester Irby II of Frisco, TX was sentenced to 24 years in state prison on a money laundering charge in connection with his sale of purported high-yield investments from European banks. Irby was also sentenced to 10 years deferred adjudication on charges of theft and securities fraud and was ordered to pay $700,000 in restitution to two of his victims. Irby pleaded guilty to the charges on Dec. 12, 2010. Irby operated Titan Wealth Management LLC in Plano. He promised investors they could earn short-term returns of 10% to 50% on notes issued by European banks. According to court documents, no investor funds were used to buy such investments. Irby used investors' money to pay for some of his personal expenses and to pay earlier investors.

Kelly G Rogers gives Samuel "Mouli" Cohen a run for his money as King of the Fraudsters

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Move over Samuel "Mouli" Cohen, here comes Kelly G Rogers!  

San Francisco entrepreneur Samuel "Mouli" Cohen starts an internet music company and fraudulently takes in $31 million from celebrities, investors, and a charity dedicated to help the poor.

He claims they will make a fortune when his company is sold to Microsoft. But there is no deal.

The millions go to fund his opulent mansion, a private jet, and a priceless art collection.

When his scam is revealed investors find out the mansion and jet are rented and the artwork is fake. They were all part of his lies.

Sounds very familiar. Rogers had a plan. Rogers rents a big house. Rogers had the art work. Rogers was a diamond in the Amway. Rogers  business and a big shot.

"In court, the judge says it straight out; in more than 40 years in the criminal justice system, he's never seen a con man like Mouli Cohen". 

Just wait until October 21st. Kelly G Rogers could give Mouli Cohen a run for his reputation.

Friday, September 27, 2013

Kelly Rogers Trial rescheduled to February 17th

Judge Mark Rusch granted a continuance for the trial of Kelly Rogers until February 17th, 2014.

So, what else is new?

Meanwhile, in other news;

A federal grand jury indicted Ray Nagin on 21 counts of corruption on January 18th, 2013 and he will stand trial on October 28th, 2013. Efficiency.

JUDGE DENIES REQUEST TO DELAY NAGIN'S TRIAL

 NEW ORLEANS —Though she acknowledged what she describes as "juvenile" misconduct by prosecutors, a federal judge on Friday afternoon rejected a defense request to indefinitely delay the trial of former New Orleans mayor Ray Nagin.

Judge Ginger Berrigan ruled: "The Court acknowledges the utterly juvenile postings by various prosecutors and how much they demeaned their high offices in doing so. But an indictment, as the jury will be told, is not evidence of guilt. The jury, and only the jury, will decide whether the defendant is proven guilty beyond a reasonable doubt."
 
The order clears the way for the trial to begin, scheduled on Oct. 28.
 
Nagin is accused of corruption in a 21-count indictment. An Oct. 9 hearing remains scheduled and will address a variety of matters in advance of the trial.
 
Nagin is expected to attend that hearing.
 
His attorney, Robert Jenkins, argued in the motion for a trial delay that misconduct by prosecutors, including online posts about his client, provided ample cause for a continuance.

Monday, September 23, 2013

Motion for Continuance filed in Kelly Rogers case

A motion for a continuance was filed on September 18th, 2013 in the case of Kelly Rogers.

At this point, we're not sure who filed it and why it was filed.

With the Master of Deception scheduled to go on trial on October 21st, this has the appearance of another stall tactic by the defense.

If anyone has any details surrounding this countenance, please comment and we will keep those comments anonymous.

UPDATE #1
 
In case #380-81033-2012, STATE of TEXAS Vs. Kelly Gordon Rogers, a hearing is scheduled for 9/27/2013 at 9:00 am to consider a Motion for Continuance. You can go to the Collin County site, click on "Court Calendar", chose "Judicial Officer" and scroll down to "Rusch, Mark", adjust date range to cover from today to October of this day. You'll see all the indictments and the court dates.
 

Friday, August 16, 2013

IRS seizes bank account of company associated to Kelly G Rogers

The "Man" makes a move.

Does Kelly G Rogers owe the IRS money? We're not really sure but now that Jessie Jackson Jr. and his money grubbing wife are safely sentenced to jail, the "Man" began to move on entities formerly related to Rogers.

This week, the IRS froze the bank account of an entity that Rogers previously owned. Was this seizure part of a bigger move that is attempting to provide relief to other plaintiffs?

Not sure but this bank account had in excess of $100,000 in cash. If anyone has an details, please post your comments and they will remain anonymous.

Monday, July 22, 2013

Countdown to Justice for Kelly & Carrie Rogers

We're now less than 60 days until the trial of Kelly and Carrie Rogers in case #429-00485-2010; Bradley Dean v. Land and Mineral Corporation, Carrie Rogers, et.

This is the civil case that opened the door to 6 criminal indictments including; money laundering, theft of stolen property and securities fraud.

The criminal trial on these felony charges against Kelly G Rogers begins in 90 days. Rogers was indicted in 2009 for misappropriation of corporate funds resulting from the partnerships with Richard Weyand and the 32 entities they created.

Level Par was one of these entities. Rogers would eventually be named in an action filed by the SEC. He would sign an agreed settlement in April of 2007. The SEC's involvement would split up this partnership when it became apparent that corporate funds had been misappropriated by Rogers. An indictment followed in 2009 by the District Attorney of Collin County, TX.

But this didn't deter Rogers.

It was just a learning opportunity to enable him to launch his Oil and Gas shell game which Bradley Dean invested. As a result, Rogers was indicted 6 more times on felony charges as the Dean team performed the investigation and unearthed Rogers sins.

Having consolidated all 7 indictments, that trial will begin on October 21st, 2013.

Thursday, July 4, 2013

Napoleon Hill provides truth to Kelly G Rogers

Universal truth.

It's been around for a very long time. It doesn't need to be explained because once written, its instantly recognizable. It hits you upside the head like a barn door...provides those "Ah-ha" moment.

On this Independence day, July 4th, 2013, Napoleon Hill provides some universal truth to Kelly Gordon Rogers. 

Penned in 1937 and contained in his inspirational classic "Think and Grow Rich", he illustrates a universal truth missed by the master of deceit, causing him to spiraling into the pile of crap he now finds himself.

Could he have avoided the trouble? You decide.

"I fully realize that no wealth or position can long endure, unless built upon truth and justice; therefore, I will engage in no transactions which does not benefit ALL whom it affects. I will succeed by attracting to myself the forces I wish to use, and the cooperation of other people. I will induce others to serve me, because of my willingness to serve others. I will eliminate hatred, envy, jealousy, selfishness, and cynicism, by developing love for all humanity, because I know that a negative attitude towards others can never bring me success. I will cause others to believe in me, because I will believe in them, and in myself. I will  sign my name to this formula, commit it to memory, and repeat it aloud once a day, with full faith that it will gradually influence my thoughts and actions so that I will become a self-reliant, and successful person."  

Napoleon Hill 1937

Thursday, June 27, 2013

Kelly Gordon Rogers and Charles Ponzi

Ponzi schemes are named after Charles Ponzi (pictured), the flamboyant con man whose scam followed a particularly spectacular course.

Mr. Ponzi began telling New York investors in December 1919 that investments in foreign postage coupons could yield 50 percent returns in 45 days. By redeeming coupons bought cheaply overseas for much higher amounts in the United States, he could double their money in three months, he claimed.

Mr. Ponzi was a fast-talking immigrant and college dropout, and his scheme — according to Mitchell Zuckoff, Mr. Ponzi’s biographer — rested on the eagerness of ordinary working people to benefit from the wealth they saw being generated around them as the economy recovered from World War I.

Mr. Ponzi was convicted of mail fraud in 1920 and served time in federal and state prisons before he was deported to Italy in 1934, never having become a citizen. He died penniless in Rio de Janeiro in 1949 and was buried in a pauper’s cemetery there.

Two Schemers....One Goal


In a Ponzi scheme, potential investors are wooed with promises of unusually large returns, usually attributed to the investment manager’s savvy, skill or some other secret sauce. Its a get rich scheme primarily for the organizers, whether it be Kelly G Rogers or Charles Ponzi.

The returns are repaid, at least for a time, out of new investors’ principal, not from profits. This can continue as long as new investors line up with cash, and old investors don’t try to withdraw too much of their money at once.

Ponzi schemes are also known as pyramid schemes, from the shape of any chart that reflects their basic premise — that ever-growing layers of new recruits are needed to provide gains to the smaller, earlier cohorts. A gigantic pyramid scheme virtually bankrupted Albania after the fall of Communism.

The $65 billion fraud that Bernard L. Madoff perpetrated has been called the largest Ponzi scheme in history. Though the magnitude, scale and details are different, Mr. Ponzi’s scheme and Mr. Madoff’s fraud each reflect their respective, super-heated financial eras.

Mr. Rogers trial date is scheduled for October 21st, 2013. Rumors of a plea bargain are swirling around Frisco like one of Kelly's Oil and Gas deals. Stay tune.


Friday, May 31, 2013

Sneak Peak of Prison Life for Kelly G Rogers













@AaronSmithCNN May 16, 2013: 6:10 PM ET

Bernard Madoff Kelly G Rogers once had billions millions of dollars, but now he makes $40 a month doing prison labor.

"I used to work as a clerk in the commissary, and now they have me taking care of the telephone and the computer systems," said Madoff, speaking by phone from a federal prison in North Carolina. His prison phone account didn't have any money in it, so he had to call CNNMoney collect.

As far as the computers and phones go, Madoff said he has to "make sure they're working and they're kept clean," but he emphasizes that this requires no technical skill whatsoever.

It's a far cry from his former life. Once head of his own finance firm, Madoff is now identified as inmate #61727-054 at Butner Federal Correctional Complex. He's serving a 150-year sentence after pleading guilty, in 2009, to siphoning $17.5 billion from thousands of investors, wiping them out in a long-running, pyramid-style deception.

He said he only works "a few hours" a day, which leaves him plenty of time to ponder his undoing.
"I'm usually up at 4:30 in the morning because I can t sleep," said Madoff, 75, who is scheduled to be released in 2139.

Certainly his surroundings in a medium-security prison are a lot less comfortable. When his massive Ponzi scheme unraveled in 2008, Madoff had to give up his $7 million Manhattan penthouse, a beach house in Montauk, N.Y, his homes in Florida, and France, as well as a yacht named "The Bull."

Madoff took great pains to insulate his family from his financial wrongdoings, but it didn't work.
He's especially haunted by the 2010 suicide of his oldest son, Mark, who hanged himself on the second anniversary of his father's arrest.

"I was responsible for my son Mark's death and that's very, very difficult," he said. "I live with that. I live with the remorse, the pain I caused everybody, certainly my family, and the victims."

His younger brother Peter, 67, is serving a 10-year sentence at a medium-security federal prison in South Carolina, after pleading guilty to covering up the financial wrong-doing.

"Obviously, the main concern that I have is being away from my family," he said. "Married for 50 years, I had a very close family."

Madoff said that his deception began after the Black Monday crash of 1987, a massive stock market sell-off from which he never truly recovered. He said that's when he turned his investors into victims, but he insists that his crime was never supposed to go on for so long.

"It was certainly never my intention for this to happen," said Madoff. "I thought I could work myself out of a temporary situation but it kept getting worse and worse and I didn't have the courage to admit what I had done. It created a major problem."

Many victims of Madoff's "problem" had hoped he would suffer in prison. But Mike De Vita, a Madoff victim who co-authored "The Club that No One Wanted to Join," observed that "life for him is kind of good in some ways."

De Vita doesn't believe that Madoff feels any true remorse for the damage he caused to others, even to his own family. He dismissed Madoff's remorse as "words, and words alone."

"How could a father bring his own two sons into a business that he knows is nothing more than a massive criminal enterprise?" De Vita asked. "If he has that little consideration for his own family, how much consideration do you think he has for us?"

********Comments***********

On 6/3/2013, Anonymous said;

"Actually Rogers will fair a lot worse in TDCJ. If Rogers was in the federal system, he would be treated in a far more humane and have much better conditions. A lengthy sentence will send him to a very harsh TDCJ Prison. Upon sentencing he will await transfer for roughly 60 days in the Collin County Jail. Then he will be sent to TDCJ where the realization of his crimes will begin to set in. I don't think Rogers has any clue at all what awaits him. His day of judgment and reckoning approaches."

Tuesday, May 28, 2013

The Gift that Keeps on Giving....267,000 times!

It's the gift that keeps on giving! Hub Pages.

This blog was published in 2009 has been viewed over 267,000 times. The goal of this blog is to create awareness of Kelly G Rogers financial schemes in order to protect the public, this story has definitely helped the cause.


Monday, May 6, 2013

Trial Date Set for Skeemer Kelly G Rogers


According to the Collin County Website, a trial date of October 21st has been set for disgraced Attorney, Kelly G Rogers of Frisco, TX.

Kelly Gordon Rogers was first indicted on July 30th, 2009 for misappropriation of corporate funds. This action was related to the now-defunct Lion Heart Oil and Gas company, one of Fifteen corporations created by the team of Rogers and Richard Weyand.

Rogers and Weyand parted company after the SEC disclosed to company principles that Level Par was a Ponzi Scheme. Rogers continues operating Level Par for months after receiving this information from the SEC.

Eventually, Rogers would be sued by the SEC and signs an agreed settlement concerning his involvement. This would come back to bite him after Rogers begins selling securities in the State of Texas without following Security disclosure laws.

One such entity was Land and Minerals Corporation. As a result of one investor's pursuit of the truth, Bradley Dean now sues Rogers over his investment in Land and Minerals Corporation.

Rogers is arrested again on May 1st, 2012 and charged with another FIVE felony charges for Money Laundering, Theft of property and Securities Fraud.

Finally on June 20th of 2012, he is arrested again and charged with Money Laundering. His seventh criminal indictment.

Since his initial arrest in 2009, Rogers has been delaying and dodging the inevitable. In checking the definition of a "Skeemer" in the Urban Dictionary, it seems to fit.

Thursday, April 18, 2013

State Files More Evidence Against Kelly G Rogers

The Collin County District Attorney continues it's relentless pursuit of piling on more and more evidence against Kelly G Rogers.

On April 11th, the State filed evidence from Pan American Operating, Inc featuring information from Geary Trigleth.

Most recently on April 16th; business records from Comerica Bank provided by Cornelia Allen, R.P Wilson, Inc from Tracey Wilson, and finally McDonald & Johnson Resources, LLC from Jay B. Johnson.

It's an amazing amount of information that will give a jury the snap shot into the wheeling and dealing of this world class Ponzi schemer.


Affidavit--of Business Records Custodian-PanAmerican Operating Inc / Geary Trigleth     
 
04/11/2013  Announcement  (9:00 AM) (Judicial Officer Rusch, Mark)
04/16/2013  State's
Notice of Filing of Business Records Pursuant to Rule 902(10) Texas Rules of Evidence
04/16/2013  Business Records
Comerica Bank/Cornelia Allen
04/16/2013  Business Records
R.P. Wilson, Inc./Tracey Wilson
04/16/2013  Business Records
McDonald & Johnson Resources, LLC./Jay B. Johnson (1) Flash Drive
05/06/2013  Announcement Last Pass  (9:00 AM) (Judicial Officer Rusch, Mark)

Thursday, April 11, 2013

Judge Rouch issues his "last pass" to Kelly G Rogers

Is time running out on Kelly G Rogers?

On Thursday, Judge Rouch issued his "Last Pass" and rescheduled the announcement of a trial date to May 6th at 9:00 am.

Will we just see another delay come May 6th? No chance.

In other news; after taking a closer look at the Collin County Website, we noticed a subtle, yet significant change in the status of his 2009 indictment.

If you look in the upper left-hand corner of the 2009 indictment, it now lists ALL the indictments as "Related".

This means the DA's motion to consolidate the indictments has been approved.

This is significant because if Rogers is found guilty, it's Judge Rouch who will determine if the sentence is served "Consecutively" or "Concurrency".

Think about that. If found guilty on all seven counts and gets 5 years per count, "Consecutively" would be 35 year while "Concurrently" is five.

That is all. Sleep tight knowing the end in near.

Monday, April 8, 2013

Court Date scheduled for April 11th for Kelly G Rogers

Hamilton & Associates provide a nice recap of Kelly G Rogers.....

Texas Attorney Kelly G Rogers indicted for Role 
in Oil & Gas Scam 

Lawyers Gone Wild Series

In May 2012, Kelly G. Rogers, a Texas attorney specializing in oil and gas, was indicted by the state for stealing $2.8 million from people he persuaded to invest in a company called Falcon Energy.  He was charged with money laundering, theft of property, and securities fraud.

Read the remainder of the story

 

Thursday, March 28, 2013

Jury Trial Scheduled in Bradley Dean v. Land And Mineral Corporation

According to the Collin County website, a jury trial date has been set for September 16th, 2013 at 9:00 am. 

This is the case #366-00485-2010; Bradley Dean v. Land And Mineral Corporation, Carrie Rogers, Kelly G Rogers, Series C, L.P., LMC Financing, L.L.C., Kelly G Rogers, Carrie Rogers.

The Bradley Dean case is stereo-typical of a Kelly G Rogers deal. 

You initially meet and get to know Kelly Rogers from church, the local community or a friend of a friend. You think he's sharp. Impressive. One day he reaches out, contacts you with this fantastic opportunity. He's devised a scheme. He comes out and pitches it, it really sounds good...so you invest.

However, as time goes on you begin to notice that NOTHING he promised is working out. You begin to ask questions and eventually it hits you "up side the head". Is this deal is a scam? 


You scramble to get your money---only to find that it's long gone. Transfered to another person who was owed money form a different entity that had no relation what-so-ever to your deal. 

You were just the tool.  

You file a lawsuit, hire expense lawyers but eventually everyone runs out of money pursuing justice. 


In the meantime, Kelly G Rogers represents himself or Carrie S. Rogers (his wife) at no cost. He simply drags out the process until you give up or run out of money. Cunning. Calculated. 

But wait.......NOT THIS TIME! Enter Bradley Dean.


In his case against Kelly G Rogers, Bradley Dean retained James Skinner and Michael F. Pezzulli of Pezzulli Barnes, L.L.P. This "Team" has lead to the involvement of the Texas State Security Commission working in conjunction with the Collin County DA's office, resulting in SIX indictments for money laundering, theft of property and securities fraud. 

Each Felony charge carries a minimum of 5 year and maximum of 99 years. Do the math.

And so it goes.....a jury trial scheduled for September. Can't wait. Fill out your "September madness" trial brackets at your office!

Friday, March 8, 2013

Court Date scheduled for April 11th, State moves to consolidate indictments for trial of Lawyer Kelly Gordon Rogers

An April 11th court appearance has been scheduled for 9:00 am in the case of State vs. Lawyer Kelly Gordon Rogers.

Will Kelly agree to a plea bargain? Doubtful as one reader commented; 

Anonymous said...March 8, 2013 at 10:23 AM

"I would be doubtful of a plea bargain, the State filed a motion to consolidate, which means they are preparing to go full force, as reflected by the other recent filings, They re set for Rogers--an April appearance."

 In other developments, the STATE filed a Motion on March 7th to "Consolidate Indictments For Trial".

This means Rogers would stand trial on ALL counts, not just this 2009 indictment.

The State has spend a fortune chasing this guy around and it would be appropriate to consolidate into one trial. After all, the "people" are paying for these needless delays.

The charges and Jail time record. 

Lawyer Kelly Gordon Rogers

Thursday, March 7, 2013

State submits new evidence against Kelly G Rogers

The judge wasn't in court today. However, the bailiff said there was only an "announcement" today, which probably means the opposing lawyers are meeting by themselves, possibly discussing a plea bargain.

But according to the Collin County website, the State did submit a "Notice Of Filing Of Business Records Pursuant To Rule 902(10) Texas Rules Of Evidence". 

Business records from Mary L. Hixson from Stillwater National Bank and Jose Aguilar from JPMorgan Chase Bank, N.A.

No doubt more evidence that contradict information put forth by Kelly G Rogers of Frisco, TX. Keep an eye on the Collin County website for additional details. 

As always, we encourage our readers to utilize the comment tool to provide further details or any additional information that comes available through public sources OR any first hand knowledge you'd like to pass along. 

I'll leave you with a link to one of my favorite articles on Kelly G Rogers of Frisco, TX from the Investors watchdog blog.  


Anonymous said...March 8, 2013 at 10:23 AM

I would be doubtful of a plea bargain, the State filed a motion to consolidate, which means they are preparing to go full force, as reflected by the other recent filings, They re-set Rogers for an April appearance.

Wednesday, March 6, 2013

Next Court Date Scheduled for March 7th, 2013


According to the Collin County website, the next court appearance for Kelly G Rogers of Frisco, TX is scheduled for March 7th, 2013 at 9:00 am.

The site also indicates that Rogers has retained an attorney by the name of Mitchell R Nolte. 

Will Judge Rusch announce the trial date at the next appearance?

Time will tell. Until next time.


Sunday, March 3, 2013

New Rules for Texas State Bar Association could affect Kelly G Rogers?

Anonymous said...March 3, 2013 at 10:21 AM

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"I would like to point out to all Parties that have been or potentially may be "victims" of Kelly G Rogers. 

The State Bar of Texas implemented new rules of Professional Conduct in 2011. I would like to bring to the attention of the readers, 

PART XIV INTERIM SUSPENSION, 14.01 IRREPARABLE HARM TO CLIENTS: which states in pertinent part "should the Chief Disciplinary Counsel reasonably believe based upon investigation of a Complaint that an attorney poses a substantial threat of irreparable harm to clients or prospective clients and be authorized to do so by the Commission, the Chief Disciplinary Counsel shall seek the IMMEDIATE interim suspension of the attorney. 

If complaints have been made to the State Bar of Texas by reader's of this blog, it seems that 7 1st Degree Felony Indictments would more than qualify for this action, since it would be reasonable to assume that any funds Rogers' raises or may steal would be in connection with his status of good standing with The State Bar of Texas.

I don't know if the complainants were aware of this, but it seems to me a good vehicle to prevent further fraud by Rogers.

Gene Lunt
Chief Disciplinary Counsel
Texas State Bar Association
Phone: 972-383-2900
Fax:     (972) 383-2935

(We had previously talked with Gene Lunt who said that all someone has to do is fill out a complaint form and send it into him. Apparently, no one has)

Wednesday, February 20, 2013

"Felony Unassigned" in STATE of TEXAS Vs. Kelly Gordon Rogers: case 380-81034-2012

In STATE of TEXAS vs. Kelly Gordon Rogers (Case 380-81034-2012), Rogers is indicted on FRAUD SELL SECURITIES >=$100K. 

Why is the Felony listed as "UNASSIGNED"? Can anyone provide an explanation of what this means and a degree 4092 means?



Anonymous said...February 20th, 2013

"The case appears to be linked with the other indictments in the 380th. Rogers' has so many indictments and the cases have languished so long the Clerk probably hasn't updated it. 

They did update Mitchell Nolte as his lawyer on that case as well. I think that they are putting all of the information on the initial '09 indictment, almost 4 years this has gone on. 

Unbelievable, if they set it for trial it will be another 6 months to a year if it gets reached. 

There is another crook doing the same thing, PAUL LESLIE DEPEW, he has been arrested about 27 times, was found guilty on a probation revocation, given a State Jail sentence, then filed appeal bonds, got indicted on another case and has stretched that out for almost three years. 

I am surprised the DA's Office never moved to hold Rogers' Bond's Insufficient, there is no way he can prove what he has alleged. 

Anyways, I hope that clears it up!"



Anonymous said...February 22, 2013 at 2:41 PM

"I do have one observation....the mugshots of our favorite criminals, (Rogers, Depew, Bowie, Lester, etc) give us a "picture" of con-people.  

However, I have to say that these are some of the most unattractive people I have ever seen! Depew looks like he has been water boarded tortured for years, Bowie looks she has lived her life outside on a ship for a century, Rogers looks like my favorite homeless guy with the "disabled vet" sign.

Are these the faces of white collar crime? 

Finally, I would love to know the identity of the person who Rogers' is "working on deals with"? Is this man or person from Earth??? 

I do give credit to the authorities in Collin County. It was their hard work and dedication that took a horrible and disgusting person out of our community. KIM PEREIRA is currently in the Oklahoma Department of Corrections awaiting to serve his Federal Sentence.  It was Collin County who gave him 20 years as well. 

It is nice to see these types of disgusting people are being weeded out of our community and society. 

Just my thoughts."

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Sunday, February 3, 2013

A reader asks; How much money did Kelly Rogers give to LEGACY CHRISTIAN ACADEMY

A recent comment opens the door to a very interesting subject:

"Has anyone looked into the Football Stadium that Legacy Christian built around 5 years ago when Rogers' was active and serving on the Board? There are rumor's money was funneled possibly to the construction of the stadium as Legacy was very small at that time and Kelly Rogers" was apparently its biggest donor."

Legacy Christian Academy is an awesome organization. We admire and appreciate them for doing God's work. We need a ton more God in America and by no means is this story meant to demean Legacy.

However, the transactions which resulted in the May 2012 indictments for fraud, theft of property and money laundering, all took place between August 22nd of 2007 and October 28th of 2011. This is right in the middle of when Rogers was serving on the board at Legacy.

So the reader is asking an obvious question; who's money was it that Kelly G Rogers donated to Legacy Christian Academy? Was it yours? Further, was he a "HERITAGE" level investor of $250,000 or more? 

So we're suggesting that someone follows to money.

The Facts Seem Clear

Clearly, Kelly Rogers was serving on the board at the time same time he was wheeling and dealing. 

The graphic to the left shows an auction held on November 3rd, 2007 and the graphic below, pulled from the same PDF, lists Kelly Rogers as a board member in 2007 and 2008. According to the indictment, this is the exact time when the allegedly  fraudulent transactions were being completed.

And what if he serviced on the board from 2005 through 2009? That would open up the possibility that ANY money donated during this time-frame could have come from the Level Par Ponzi Scheme, the Falcon Energy project, the Buck Hamilton Series or other "Deals" offered by Rogers.

Do you know how much of "Other Peoples Money" was lost during that time-frame? It was well over $6.3 Million. And this number doesn't include the $6.4 owned to creditors at the time of his bankruptcy filing on July 27th, 2009.

If it can be proven that Rogers stole, laundered, then donated this funny money to Legacy, what's the legal status of those donations? Can the authorities take legal action against Legacy, naming Legacy as a relief defendant and recover the stolen funds?

If we review Kelly G Rogers money raising history, it starts in late 2004 and seems to peak in 2009 . Specifically, he rolls out of the Travis-Correll Ponzi Scheme and starts Level Par where, according to the SEC, page 11, item 47: "Rogers raised $4.7 million from approximately 35 investors".

Then look a the indictments issued by the Collin County DA's office, Theft PC 31.03 F1 , Rogers is accused of stealing $1,589,000 and they list 29 specific entities affected. Combined, that's $6.3 Million. 

How hard would it be to peel off $250,000, give it to Legacy and even write off the donation on his taxes!

So this reader is correct in wondering if any donations were laundered funds taken from unsuspecting investors. The entire list of investors is in the indictment? click here.

Our thanks to this reader for bringing up this issue. I'm sure the Texas State Securities Commission or the Collin County DA's office has enough subpoenaed information to answers these questions.