by Structured Settlement Watchdog
Annuity Sold's Richart Ruddie may be facing criminal charges according to a report by Paul Alan Levy of the Public Citizen Law Group
Ruddie's rapidly unraveling scam on various judges around the country, involves dozens of suspicious court cases, with missing defendants, aiming at getting web pages taken down or deindexed as part of "reputation management". Levy, who together with UCLA Law Professor Eugene Volokh, has been investigating the matter further, intervened in a federal district court case that fit this pattern. (He is representing Myvesta, the company whose criticisms the lawsuit was aimed at deindexing from Google.)
Levy wrote in Public Citizen blog that "Last week, I appeared before Chief Judge William Smith, who, in addition to granting the blogger’s motion for leave to intervene, expressed outrage at having been duped into signing the “consent order” and raised the possibility that the filing of forged papers violated various criminal statutes; he indicated that he was going to ask the United States Attorney for the District of Rhode Island to investigate…."[ see November 16, 2016 transcript page 13 lines 1 to 16]
Levy goes on to say "The check [for the filing fee for the case] was from RIR1984 LLC, the very company with which Rescue One Financial had contracted for services to get Steve Rhode’s critical web pages removed from search engine indexes. The individual signer for RIR1984 on the contract is Richart Ruddie, who, as Eugene Volokh and I reported last month, is apparently responsible for dozens of fake lawsuits around the country. And the go-between was “Annuity Sold,” a company with which Richart Ruddie himself has self-identified…. [ Ruddie is involved with Annuity Sold, along with his Owings Mills high school chum Ryan Blank, a/k/a Ryan Einstein]
The operative question is if whether all of Ruddie's structured settlement business dealings need to be scrutinized? If you fake left, who says you aren't capable of faking right?
Sloppy cookie cutter document creation ties JRR Funding to Richart Ruddie's Rhode Island mess. The Reputation management contract signed by Richart Ruddie on behalf of RIR 1984 LLC refers to JRR in one spot. Source: Case 1:16-cv-00144-S-LDA Document 9 p 133 Filed 11/15/16