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Legal Helpers Debt Resolution, Jeffrey Hyslip, and Mark Mancino Accused of Sexual Harassment

By on September 26, 2011
Legal Helpers Debt Resolution, Jeffrey Hyslip, and Mark Mancino Accused of Sexual Harassment

Sara Mobley v. Legal Helpers Debt Resolution

In this case which was moved to Federal Court on September 23, 2011, Mobley files suit against Legal Helpers Debt Resolution, Macy, Aleman, Hyslip & Searns and Jeffry Hyslip.

This is not the typical LHDR case. Here we have an case involving allegations of sexual harassment and sexual assault. Mobley was an LHDR employee.

The complaint states Sara Mobley began working for Legal Helpers Debt Resolution and Macey, Aleman, Hyslip & Searns in December 2009. Mobley adequately performed her job and “in August 2010 Ms. Mobley was sexually harassed by Defendant Jeffrey Hyslip” and states that she was “subsequently sexually harassed and sexually assaulted by Mark Mancino, and LHDR affiliate.

Mobley allegedly complained to supervisors and “she was told she was “a big girl” and should handle the situation herself.

“In addition, Ms. Mobley expressed concerns regarding the criminal activities of some LHDR partners and affiliates, resulting in further retaliation.”

When Mobley was hired she was told she would earn approximately $30,000 a month. So I’m assuming use must have been a sales representative.

In August 2010, Mobley traveled to Chicago to attend a debt settlement conference at the direction of LHDR. It is at that conference, or more specifically at the hotel bar, where Sara says Jeffrey Hyslip “made aggressive sexual advances” towards her. Mobley states Hyslip “asked her what he could get for $500 or $1,000.

The complaint says “Defendant Hyslip advised Ms. Mobley that she should “add some worth to the firm” and then grabbed her upper thigh, causing a bruise, and tol her that he wanted to “fuck her” ever since he had seen her that morning.”

Later the same evening, Mark Mancino allegedly “informed her that she was “dangerous” and that “business and pleasure should not mix” but that because they were going to work together for a long time, they were definitely going to mix pleasure into their business relationship.”

The complaint states:

Mr. Mancino stated that he was going to “bend [Ms. Mobley] over and fuck [her]” right there. When Ms. Mobley rejected those advances, Mr. Mancino dragged her across the bar by the upper arm to the entrance of an “employees only” closet. Mr. Mancino’s sexual assault of Ms. Mobley was interrupted by a hotel employee who saw what was happening and intervened. Mr. Mancino’s tight grip on Ms. Mobley’s upper arm while he dragged her across the room caused a large bruise around her arm. When Ms. Mobley returned to her office, she reported both of these incidents of unwanted sexual advances to Jason Searns, LHDR’s General Counsel and Senior Partner.”

Mobley states she email Searns and explained Mr. Hyslip’s sexual harassment and assault and Mr. Mancino’s sexual harassment and sexual assault. Mr. Searns responded by email the same day and stated, “I realize Mancino is a hound when he drinks, but you are a big girl. You either play it like one of the boys and ignore then, or tell them what they say or attempt to do is inappropriate.”

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The complaint says Mobley subsequently emailed Searns photos of the bruises and received an email that said, “[a]s a woman, you always have the power to decide what is acceptable. Even if Jeffrey [Hyslip] or Mancino were intoxicated, as I’m sure they were, you should contact them privately regarding their behavior and let them know what will happen if the behavior is repeated EVER.”

During Ms. Mobley’s employment at LHDR and MAHS, she became aware of the criminal associations of some of the people closely associated with, if not employed by, LHDR and MAHS, namely their prior mortgage fraud convictions and ties with organized crime families. – Source

Mark Mancino is also named in another Legal Helpers Debt Resolution suit I wrote about recently. In this case Mancino and John Lembo were part of an alleged conspiracy to take income away from another LHDR affiliate, Safeguard, and direct that income to their own company, Nationwide Referral Services aka National Legal Referral Service. You can read more about Mark Mancino here.

As the result of that article, additional information was sent to me by tipster (send in your tips here)s. Allegedly Mancino is a convicted felon. The following official information is available as a result of the securities fraud:

Dft to be imprisoned for 18 months. The court recommends that the dft be designated to an institution in the Miami, Florida Region. Dft is continued in the custody of the U.S. Marsal. Dft shall surrender for service of sentence at the institution des ignated by the bureau of prisons before 2:00 on 12/4/00. Upon release from imprisonment, dft shall be on supervised release for 3 years. The court recommends substance abuse and mental health treatment, at dft’s expense. Dft shall pay restitutio n to the victims of the offense of conviction in the amount of $800,000. Dft shall make by 11/27/00 the lump sum of $25,000 payable to the clerk of the court, EDNY. Restitution payment to begin 30 days after release from custody at a rate to be determined by the court and not less than 10% of gross earnings. The rate to be adjusted from time to time by the court in consulation with the probation dept, following full financial disclosure, as required. Dft to pay a special assessmen t of $50.00 to be paid in full immediately. AMENDED JUDGMENT – Dft to be imprisoned for 18 months. The court recommends to the bureau of prisons that dft be designated to a facility in the Miami, Florida region, and invites consideration of a camp assignment. Dft is continued in the custody of the U.S. Marshal. Dft shall surrender for service of sentence at the institution designated by the bureau of prisons by 3:00 p.m. on 1/8/01. Upon release from imprisonment, dft shall be on supervised release for 3 years. The court recommends substance abuse and mental health treatment, at dft’s expense. Dft shall pay a special assessment of $50.00 to be paid in full immediately. Dft shall pay restitution in the amount of $800,000. $25,000 restitution due within 30 days payable to the clerk of court, EDNY. Restitution payment to begin 30 days after release from custody at a rate to be determinated by the court and no less than 10% of gross earnings. The rate to be adj usted from time to time by the court in consultation with the probation dept, following full financial disclosure as required.

Update

A tipster (send in your tips here) sent me in the link to this other case mentioning Mancino, click here. And that John Lembo and Mark Mancinio had been involved in Bottom Line Leads. – Source

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15 Comments

  1. RUBB

    November 18, 2011 at 3:50 pm

    Mark Mancino owned Investors Associates, Boca Raton, FL – Pushed worthless penny stocks and robbed investors of millions.  Another wanna be gangster.  Nothing good about this guy at all.  

    • RUBB

      November 18, 2011 at 3:51 pm

      fyi….RUBB was the name of a worthless company he took public 

      • AlCapone

        November 18, 2011 at 9:36 pm

        Rub: to move (two things) with pressure and friction over or backand forth over each other
        EX- “If you work for Mancino, he will probably try to “rub” upon you.”

      • AlCapone

        November 18, 2011 at 9:36 pm

        Rub: to move (two things) with pressure and friction over or backand forth over each other
        EX- “If you work for Mancino, he will probably try to “rub” upon you.”

  2. Noway

    November 18, 2011 at 3:28 pm

    Mark Mancino , now living in holmdel nj , now braggs about the larg sum of money he just made for his sale of his latest company. He and John are both bad guys with eveil pasts and they continue to walk the streets. They walk around Red bank smoking cigars and act like they are above the law. mark especially often braggs about him being retired. He is now a volunteer fireman ( oviously a front) … who would want him to try to save someone when he cannot save himself. He is putting his own family at risk of embarrasement and danger. These kind of guys need to be taken off the streets, i know as i live here and see what goes on!!!!

    • Belmont138

      March 3, 2012 at 9:17 pm

      How did he pass the background check when he applied for membership to his fire company. I’ sure they don’ t want convicted felons and sexual batterers entering people’s homes.

  3. Noway

    November 18, 2011 at 3:28 pm

    Mark Mancino , now living in holmdel nj , now braggs about the larg sum of money he just made for his sale of his latest company. He and John are both bad guys with eveil pasts and they continue to walk the streets. They walk around Red bank smoking cigars and act like they are above the law. mark especially often braggs about him being retired. He is now a volunteer fireman ( oviously a front) … who would want him to try to save someone when he cannot save himself. He is putting his own family at risk of embarrasement and danger. These kind of guys need to be taken off the streets, i know as i live here and see what goes on!!!!

  4. William Koehler

    October 5, 2011 at 12:37 am

    Funny thing about this article is how Steve Rhode is using it to bash an industry he himself is trying to capitalize on….. Let’s be serious now, these people are crooks, but this is like the Con-Artist judging moral characteristics of a Murderer.   Google Steve Rhodes Scam….

  5. Guest

    October 1, 2011 at 7:16 pm

    Steve, I have a stupid question.  Why does “Allegedly” have to be used .  Clearly if they are the same person he IS A CONVICTED FELON.

    Again regulators…wake up.  Why are criminals who have been INCARCERATED FOR FELONIES allowed to be in this business.

    I am sure there is a good answer as to why.  Felons make excellent debtmeisters.  Maybe this guy settled everyone debts inside the pokey.

  6. Guest

    September 29, 2011 at 2:21 pm

    Steve, how does the federal government or state governments allow this?  If these guys are career scammers and criminals how can they end up in the debt business?

    Is there really no regulation?  Men who sexually assault or physically assault women are absolute pigs and often have no self esteem.  I hope the FBI/IRS/FTC or someone shuts these guys down.  It reminds me of Goodfellas.

    • Steve Rhode

      September 29, 2011 at 2:38 pm

      There is no national registration of debt relief companies.

  7. Very Punny

    September 27, 2011 at 4:42 pm

    Spell Check: An authors best friend

  8. Guest

    September 27, 2011 at 12:44 pm

    Mark Mancino was previously arrested and charged for a form of sexual battery in Atlantic City NJ (in 2009) and plead out a deal for similar allegations in that he was accused of grabbing the hostess of a steakhouse in Atlantic City and grabbing her sexually. His present business partners were all aware of this and still allow him to be in a position of management. In addition, his partner John Lembo is also a convicted felon from stock fraud and spent nearly 3 years in federal prison. Again, the law firm/debt relief firm they work at was aware of this. You should also check and see that all money they take from their businesses is in the name of their wives and family members so that they avoid paying back the federal government huge amounts of money they owe in restitution. Check out the multi-million dollar estates they live in titled in their wives and mom’s names in new jersey and florida. These guys go from scam to scam. Firs t in jail for stock fraud, then they opened a debt settlement firm in arizona with attorney hass who got in huge trouble. If you get a list of their employees from nationwide during 2008 and 2009 you will find out that many woman have left them for harassment besides their criminal records and many prior accusations of sexually improper behavior.

    • William Koehler

      October 4, 2011 at 8:20 pm

      I am not taking anythign away from any sort of sexual harassment that these gentlemen did, which may I add is disgusting.   With that said, you should know what your talking about before write personal information like that.  I too worked at a firm associated with these gentlemen, and know them very well.  I can say clearly, you were either misinformed, naive to most of their situations, or you did a fine google search.  Either way, regarding their personal lives, I am not saying they are doing the right thing, but what I can say is you are false.

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