At FTC’s Request, Court Finalizes Orders and Monetary Judgments against Ringleaders of the Sanctuary Belize Real Estate Investment Scheme

Andris Pukke, Peter Baker Ordered to Pay $120.2 Million A federal district court entered final orders against the three primary individual defendants—Andris Pukke, Peter Baker, and Luke Chadwick, and related corporations—in the Federal Trade Commission’s case involving the allegedly deceptive sale of real estate properties in Belize to U.S. consumers. The orders announced today finalize … Read more

Ameridebt Debt Rises While Pukke, Baker, and Chadwick are Broken

It appears the trial involving the actions of Andris Pukke, Peter Baker, and Luke Chadwick with their Sanctuary Belize scheme has come to a predicted painful end. In a flurry of court documents, the Judge has trounced the participants in the foreign land sales scheme that has roots in the non-profit debt management group Ameridebt. … Read more

Outraged Sanctuary Belize Consumers Can Find All Answers in These Two Words

Consumers and lot owners who are disgusted by the Federal Trade Commission taking over the development only need to spend some time reading the latest FTC document to understand how all the issues extend back to 1994 and start and end with these two words – Andris Pukke. In a recent court filing, the Federal … Read more

Sanctuary Belize Case Update – Grab a Beverage and Put Your Feet Up

The case involving Andris Pukke and Peter Baker that started with Ameridebt is still grinding on regarding Sanctuary Belize. The FTC summary of the case reads like a movie script. It involves international intrigue, deception, Orange County companies, prison jumpsuits, and back-stabery. Buckle up. This is going to be a long wild ride. FTC Update … Read more

FTC Fed Up With Andris Pukke, Peter Baker, and John Usher in Sanctuary Belize Case

The Federal Trade Commission (FTC) has just filed a motion to hold Andris Pukke, Peter Baker, and John Usher in contempt in the case involving Sanctuary Belize. The court document submitted seems like it could have been shortened down to one sentence, “The named dudes can’t be trusted, lie, and defraud people.” The response would … Read more

Will AmeriDebt Never Go Away? Sanctuary Belize Receivership Tries to Find Way .

I still can’t believe the credit counseling failure known as AmeriDebt is still an issue we have to deal with all these many years later. In 2003 the Federal Trade Commission went after AmeriDebt for what was labeled as a fraud within the nonprofit credit counseling industry. The FTC is still chasing the company to … Read more

FTC Says Andris Pukke “Crocodile Tears” Are No Reason to Block Court Report

Yesterday I reported on Receiver Report On Sanctuary Belize And Andris Pukke Should Make You Want To Puke. The Receiver submitted his report on the development Sanctuary Belize, and other parties, that the FTC had sued. Pukke objected to a number of items in the Receiver’s report. My initial personal impression was he was objecting … Read more

Andris Pukke of Sanctuary Belize Fame Has Peter Baker Back Bus Over Him

Let’s see if I can summarize this for everyone not up to speed. Andris Pukke is a long known figure in the debt relief industry. His appearance in the courts goes way back into the 1990s. The biggest explosion he was behind was a non-profit credit counseling company, Ameridebt. Sanctuary Belize was a real estate … Read more

Sanctuary Belize and Andris Pukke Downfall Appear to Go Way Back to Ameridebt

More documents are starting to trickle out in the FTC case against Ecological Fox which includes a vast number of parties. See this for more details on all. But in a previously sealed filing by the Federal Trade Commission (FTC) it appears one reason the FTC is going for the gold on this one has … Read more

Ameridebt Scam and Sanctuary Belize Takes Years to Bring Down Andris Pukke But the FTC Just Dropped a Thor Hammer on the Gang

At the Federal Trade Commission’s request, a federal district court in Maryland issued an order temporarily shutting down the largest overseas real estate investment scam the FTC has ever targeted. According to the FTC, the scam was established by Andris Pukke, a recidivist scammer currently living in California, and he perpetuated it even while serving … Read more

Apparently Tim McCallan is in Jail Writing Letters

A routine check on what was going on with former debt relief bigwig Tim McCallan with his bankruptcy case seems to have discovered him in jail. McCallan has been either directly involved in or tangentially involved in a lot of debt relief company iterations that have been shuttered or closed by failure or regulatory action. … Read more

Andris Pukke and Sanctuary Belize Update from Insiders

In the past I’d written about Andris Pukke from AmeriDebt fame. Pukke went on to become affiliated with a real estate development in Belize named Sanctuary Belize. I just received the following user supplied content on events at the development. It appears there is some similar information on this site. Sanctuary Belize Submitted Update “I … Read more

Whatever Happened With My Money From Allegro Law, Americorp, and Tim McCallan?

Question: Dear Steve, I was a victim of Allegro Law and have received my partial distribution. Why has Allegro Law now not permitting us to ask questions? Why have they not updated their site with information in over two years? And finally, will their be a final distribution and when? Thank you. Wayne Answer: Dear … Read more

Andris Pukke From Ameridebt Still Dealing With Courts

Andris Pukke

A tipster (send in your tips here) mentioned something about Andris Pukke still dealing with his criminal case filed by the United States in 2010. Pukke, as you may remember, was charged with crimes related to his debt relief activities and wound up eventually serving jail time. You can see the back history if you … Read more

Still Dealing With Andris Pukke, DebtWorks, and AmeriDebt

Not much shocks me in the debt world but this announcement from the Federal Trade Commission, did. The FTC just announced, “FTC Sends More Than $1.79 Million in Refunds to Consumers Defrauded by AmeriDebt Scam.” The AmeriDebt case goes all the way back to November 19, 2003 and the FTC is still dealing with recovering … Read more