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Former Ataris bassist charged with $27 million Craigslist scam

Thu, 01/18/2018 - 20:52
Over a seven-year period, a Santa Barbara-based telemarketing business the pair ran allegedly scammed people out of $27 million by convincing them to pay a small fee in return for access to exclusive real estate listings. According to the indictment, Davenport and Rawlinson's telemarketing company, ...

Home Bay Technologies Expands to Georgia, Giving Home Sellers and Buyers Massive Savings ...

Thu, 01/18/2018 - 18:37
The company is delivering better results than traditional real estate agents, even for luxury homes. Last month, Carl Westcott of Santa Barbara, switched from a traditional agent to Home Bay and sold his $20M+ home in 45 days and ultimately saved $649,000 in fees. On average, homes listed with Home ...

A son's search for his mother after the Montecito mudslides

Thu, 01/18/2018 - 18:26
His mother taught him gratitude – first and foremost for where they lived, said Riskin. "We both just felt so grateful for our lives. Santa Barbara and Montecito is just paradise," he said. He intends to now fulfill his mother's wish of taking over the real estate firm she founded. "I'll be back working in that same ...

Jeff Farrell Survives Near-Death Experience as Mudslide Hits His House

Thu, 01/18/2018 - 06:48
Today, he lives in Montecito, CA and sells real estate in the Santa Barbara area. A gofundme page has been set up to help the Farrell family repair their destroyed home. The link can be found here. Alternatively, you can send a check to Jeff's temporary address: 232 W. Arrellaga Street, Santa Barbara ...

Punk rock musician arrested for alleged $27M <b>real estate</b> scam

Thu, 01/18/2018 - 05:38
Michael Davenport, former bassist for rock band The Ataris, has been indicted for scamming 100,000 people out of $27 million over the course of seven years. He and his accomplice, Cynthia Rawlinson, have been charged with conspiracy to commit mail and wire fraud, five counts of wire fraud, and one ...

Andy Alexander: Paradise&#39;s True Colors Come Through in Face of Disaster

Thu, 01/18/2018 - 05:30
4, scorching 281,893 acres to the present-day Montecito mudslides that have destroyed property and ultimately taken the lives of many members of our ... Andy Alexander is a licensed real estate broker with Santa Barbara Brokers and the 2018 president of the Santa Barbara Association of Realtors.

Rocker Faces 30 Years in Prison on Fraud Charges

Thu, 01/18/2018 - 05:00
The Santa Barbara Independent reports a pop-punk bassist is facing fraud charges and more than 30 years in prison over an alleged real estate scam. Prosecutors say Michael Davenport of The Ataris defrauded approximately 100,000 people in all 50 states and Washington DC out of $27 million ...

Rocker Faces 30 Years in Prison on Fraud Charges

Thu, 01/18/2018 - 04:56
From hundreds of thousands of fans to 100,000 victims. The Santa Barbara Independent reports a pop-punk bassist is facing fraud charges and more than 30 years in prison over an alleged real estate scam. Prosecutors say Michael Davenport of The Ataris defrauded approximately 100,000 people in ...

The Ataris&#39; Ex-Bassist Got Indicted for Scamming a Shitload of People

Thu, 01/18/2018 - 04:11
Prosecutors allege that after victims paid the $199 fee, they would learn the houses on American Standard's list were either not for sale, or no homes existed at the addresses provided. Victims of the scheme had filed complaints against American Standard for years, and the FBI and Santa Barbara police ...

Former Ataris Bassist Arrested in Alleged $27 Million <b>Real Estate</b> Scam

Thu, 01/18/2018 - 03:26
Davenport and his partner Cynthia Rawlinson were arrested on charges of conspiracy to commit mail and wire fraud, five counts of wire fraud and one count of mail fraud, the Santa Barbara Independent reports. If convicted, Davenport faces 30 years in prison. The grand jury charges – filed at the United ...

Couple Narrowly Escaped the Mudslides, But Lost a Friend

Thu, 01/18/2018 - 02:51
Landi, 38, is a real estate agent who sells homes in Montecito. Gray, 39, has a company that tests new products for shoe manufacturers. They moved to Montecito from Santa Barbara two years ago. Residents return to their home to retrieve belongings after a massive mudflow in Montecito, California.

<b>Santa Barbara</b> Asset Management Has Increased Apple (AAPL) Holding By $340956; Barnwell ...

Thu, 01/18/2018 - 02:07
Santa Barbara Asset Management Llc increased Apple Inc (AAPL) stake by 0.13% reported in 2017Q3 SEC filing. Santa Barbara Asset Management .... The firm operates through four divisions: Oil and Natural Gas, Land Investment, Contract Drilling, and Residential Real Estate. It has a 16.22 P/E ratio.

Northeast Investment Management Has Upped By $1.01 Million Its Accenture Plc Cl A (ACN ...

Thu, 01/18/2018 - 01:45
The RFG segment franchises its real estate brokerage franchise systems under the Century 21, Coldwell Banker, Coldwell Banker Commercial, ERA, SothebyÂ's International ... Santa Barbara Asset Mgmt Limited Liability Com holds 2.67% of its portfolio in Accenture plc (NYSE:ACN) for 1.24M shares.

Pop-Punk Bassist Accused Of $27 Million Fraud Scheme

Thu, 01/18/2018 - 01:00
... in Santa Barbara, Calif. American Standard would advertise housing for sale at far below market value, primarily through Craigslist. Once contacted by potential customers, American Standard would then sell those interested in purchasing a property its "listing of houses," according to the indictment, ...

Former Ataris Bassist Indicted for Running Multimillion-Dollar <b>Real Estate</b> Scam

Thu, 01/18/2018 - 00:26
Michael Davenport, the bassist best known for his tenure in the Ataris, has been indicted on federal conspiracy and fraud charges for his role in a telemarketing real estate scam that authorities say swindled roughly $27 million out of more than 100,000 people over a seven-year span. The Santa Barbara ...

Former Ataris bassist charged with running $27M <b>real estate</b> scam

Thu, 01/18/2018 - 00:26
The indictment against Davenport, 49, and a woman named Cynthia Rawlinson, 51, which was obtained by Page Six, stems from their involvement in a Santa Barbara-based telemarketing business that scammed people out of $27 million over a seven-year period. If convicted, both Davenport and ...

Ataris Bassist Busted in St. Louis for $27M Telemarketing Scam

Thu, 01/18/2018 - 00:15
Michael Davenport, the bassist for pop-punk group the Ataris from 1995 to 2004, has been indicted in a real estate / telemarketing scam that is said to ... apparently — investigators allege that Davenport and his accomplice operated a Santa Barbara-based telemarketing business that went by various ...

Daffodils over depression, a flowery cure for seasonal affective disorder

Wed, 01/17/2018 - 23:30
Destruction and sudden death … like the post-mudslide discovery of the body of Rebecca Riskin, “the first lady of luxury real estate” in Santa Barbara. Why did her death upset us so much more than that of the 19 or more others who died in the slide? Rebecca was the wife of our grandson's boss, who ...

Dedeaux <b>Properties</b>, LLC Adopts Yardi Commercial Suite Solutions

Wed, 01/17/2018 - 23:07
NewswireToday - /newswire/ - Santa Barbara, CA, United States, 2018/01/17 - Property developer will streamline daily tasks with its new real estate software platform - /

The Great Urban Housing Solution That Has No Good Name

Wed, 01/17/2018 - 22:22
I don't think tiny houses on wheels will soon become a widespread form of housing, because they aren't yet permittable. ... San Francisco, Oakland, Santa Barbara, and numerous other California cities have also experienced a significant uptick, though not as extreme as L.A.; Portland and Austin, Texas, ...