by Structured Settlement Watchdog®
According to the public filings in State of Florida vs Jose Manuel Camacho Jr. (Broward 15-3747CF10A), the following companies used Miami based former lawyer Jose Manuel Camacho, Jr of Camacho Law Group to handle structured settlement transfers during the relevant time period that Camacho allegedly forged 104 transfer orders and filed them with the Broward County Court clerk. They relied on Camacho's legal work and alleged expertise.
- Liberty Settlement Funding [ LSS LLC, Liberty Settlement Solutions]
- Novation Funding
- CBC Settlement Funding
- Annuity Transfers Ltd.
Most of the companies that used Jose Manuel Camacho Jr., during the time frame relevant to Camacho's arrest affidavit, are members of the National Association of Settlement Purchasers(NASP). Several other NASP members have used Camacho according to Broward County records but not in the time frames set forth in Camacho's arrest affidavit.
Last week CBC Settlement Funding moved to re-open cases affecting its clients with new counsel and aim have a number of structured settlement transfers (that contained alleged Jose Camacho forgeries) ratified. Others are apparently seeking a judge to hear the cases in the most efficient way.
Attached are copies of affidavits from three Broward County Circuit Court judges whose orders were allegedly forged by Jose Manuel Camacho Jr.
[ Source: CBC Settlement Funding Motion exhibits retrieved from Broward County public records January 17, 2016]
In addition to the above named judges, the signatures of the following Broward County Judges were allegedly forged on structured settlement transfer orders submitted by former attorney Jose Manuel Camacho, Jr. to the Broward County Court Clerk:
- Judge Marina Garcia-Wood
- Judge John Bowman
- Judge Mily Rodriguez Powell
- Judge Carlos Rodriguez
Jose Manuel Camacho Jr was arrested in October 2015 but bail was posted, according to public records. Until being charged with multiple 3rd degree felonies related to the alleged forgeries Camacho appears to have had an unremarkable record, according to the Florida State Bar and in Broward County he just had a few speeding tickets and an auto negligence case . Camacho's motivation for career suicide is as puzzling as the silence in the South Florida press. His October 4, 2013 divorce filing may offer a partial clue. The above linked affidavits of the Judges O'Cononr, Luzzo and Lynch substantiate that a large number the alleged acts of forgery by Camacho occurred in the months leading up to and around the filing of of his divorce from Nabilah "Naby" Baig and the final order in that case in 2014. Adding to the intrigue is that Jose Camacho's ex-wife works in the Broward County sheriff's office.
On November 16, 2015, the Circuit Court for Broward County recused itself from the case and sought to have the case against Camacho assigned to a Circuit Judge outside of Broward County.
Despite allegedly admitting to the forgeries in a video taped interview and sworn statement [according to the affidavit submitted at the time of Camacho's arrest], Jose Camacho Jr entered a "not guilty" plea at his arraignment.