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Lack of Reliable Evidence Prompts The Leslie Brodie Report to Not Publish Article Accusing Abelson & Herron’s Lisa Von Eschen of RICO Activities

On June 24, 2012, The Leslie Brodie Report published the following article:

“It now appears that RICO defendants Alan Rothenberg and Eric George (owners of Los Angeles-based 1st Century Bank) will be represented by the law-firm of Abelson & Herron in litigation filed against them and others in Orange County Superior Court.

Abelson & Herron sells itself as “a small firm with big firm attorneys.” Hence, one would expect a minimal level of professionalism and competency from Abelson & Herron and more specifically from “of counsel” Lisa Von Eschen. Not so.

Information obtained by The Leslie Brodie Report points to the following:

Eric George missed his deadline to file an answer to the suit, and only did so after a request for entry of default was submitted.

Additionally, rather then filing a verified answer to the verified complaint, Abelson & Herron filed a general denial alleging, among others, that the plaintiff is actually at fault since he had breached a residential contract with Eric George.

Later — and despite the fact that Eric George appeared in the action by virtue of filing a general denial relating to an imaginary real estate contract between himself and the plaintiff — Lisa Von Eschen still maintained that Eric George would not appear for an upcoming scheduled videotaped deposition because he had not been served with the complaint.

Eric George (son of Ronald George) and Alan Rothenberg, both of whom have strong ties to Bet Tzedek Legal Services of Los Angeles, stand accused (along with Holly Fujie) of masterminding a scheme by which some of the funds obtained from the California Bar Foundation and the State Bar of California totaling hundreds of thousands of dollars were embezzled.

As previously mentioned, serving along with Holly Fujie on the State Bar of California Legal Services Trust Fund Commission are Bet Tzedek board member David Lash of O’Melveny & Myers and, shockingly, Bonnie Rubin — vice president of 1st Century Bank who sources maintain are also likely to be named as defendants in the suit.”

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Consistent with our principles, the above article was published based on facts which were independently verified based on a standard similar to probable cause / sufficiency of the evidence.

A few weeks ago, the plaintiff, Dan Dydzak, filed a whole new RICO suit in Washington DC naming again almost all of the Orange County defendants. He also named as defendants various other actors who dared oppose his Orange County suit.

Almost all of the defendants (those he originally named in the Orange County suit, and those he managed to pick on his way to Washington DC) are accused of either “conspiring to engage in pattern of racketeering” or “accuring an interest in a criminal enterprise.”

As to the Orange County defendants, ample probable cause exist for The Leslie Brodie Report to offer coverage consistent with our principles.  However, as to some of new lucky defendants, we are either unfamiliar with the fact pattern. Or, were unable to extrapolate from the complaint sufficient facts to comfortably support an article accusing an entity or a person of criminal conduct.

One such entity is the law offices of Abelson & Herron and one such person is Lisa Von Eschen, cry of RICO nothwithstanding.

 

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One thought on “Lack of Reliable Evidence Prompts The Leslie Brodie Report to Not Publish Article Accusing Abelson & Herron’s Lisa Von Eschen of RICO Activities

  1. Hi Leslie,

    I’m a former Loan Modification attorney who would like to add to your already comprehensive overview of our Legal System…some information would make EXCELLENT reading for your followers. plesae email me at lucas.paul.jeffery@gmail.com and go from there.

    Posted by Paul Jeffery Lucas | 2012/10/22, 6:17

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