What Happened to ABC Legal and Did They Take My Money?

“Dear Steve,

What can be done with THE ABC LEGAL GROUP?

The Wesbsite is down… Am I screwed…I am a widow with 3 children.. MY husband passed away back in 2009. I have done some research… and found the following information NEW OWNER FOR ESQUIRE LITIGATION…. I have spoken to a woman named Shirley. She has no idea what she is talking about. Have I lost my money? please help me.”

The ABC Legal I believe you are referring to is August Belmont & Company out of Florida. This company has been the target of an action by the Florida Attorney General and their assets have been seized.

According to the September 26, 2012 press release issued by the Florida Attorney General said:

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Attorney General Pam Bondi’s office has obtained a temporary injunction and asset freeze against a company that allegedly preyed on distressed homeowners, defrauding them out of thousands of dollars in a mortgage relief scam. According to the complaint filed by the Attorney General’s Office, Edward Cherry, Lawrence Diodato, Paul Gellenbeck, Shane Frankovic, Anthony C. Pintsopoulos and their businesses charged homeowners $3,500 in up-front fees and, in return, falsely guaranteed that the defendants would “void” the homeowner’s “upside-down mortgage.” The Broward County Circuit Court today ordered the defendants to immediately cease operations and freeze their assets. – Source

I’m not sure what service they were providing for you but I think it is doubtful the service will be delivered.

I would suggest you immediately file a complaint with the Florida Attorney General office. You can do it online here.

You should make sure to reference this might be in conjunction with the case the Attorney General’s office filed against August Belmont & Company 12-26987.

As of right now, the website for theabclegal.com is down and the only message is “website is currently unavailable.”

What service were you paying them for? Maybe I can help you find a solution for what they were supposed to help you with.

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