Wednesday, January 21, 2009

Allow me to introduce …

As is well known, Heidi Diaz, founder and owner of the fraudulent business known as Kimkins, filed a petition for bankruptcy a mere two days before she was required to appear in court for a hearing on the motion to certify the class in the civil case pending against her. Those of us who have been closely following this case, as well as the lead council for the plaintiffs, John Tiedt, fully believe this action taken by Heidi Diaz is a blatant attempt on her part to manipulate the court system in her latest attempt to side-step the civil action being taken.

John has promised us that he will diligently fight any attempts on the part of Ms. Diaz to expand her fraud into the bankruptcy courts. One of the trademarks of a true expert is they recognize their areas of expertise and when they encounter a need beyond their own scope of practice they eagerly seek out wise counsel. John Tiedt is truly an expert. In this case, John has secured the services of one of THE top lawyers in the field of bankruptcy law in the State of California. This gentleman served as the Chair of the Los Angeles County Bar Association’s Bankruptcy Committee from 2005-2007. Currently he is vice chair of the Executive Committee of the Commercial Law and Bankruptcy Section of the Los Angeles County Bar Association. Among his many other affiliations he is a former Local Bankruptcy Rules Committee Chair for the Los Angeles County Bar Association Bankruptcy Law Committee. In other words, he is incredibly qualified to deal with this matter.

Friends – and Heidi – please meet Mr. Scott C. Clarkson, of Clarkson, Gore and Marsella.

Mr. Clarkson, thank you so very much for catching the vision that John shares with so many of us – the vision of holding Heidi Kimberly Diaz accountable for the devious actions that have brought harm to so many people.

Once again, Heidi … Game On.

No Gifts?

This question is asked on the bankruptcy documents that Heidi filed:

Q: List all gifts or charitable contributions made within one year immediately preceding the commencement of this case except ordinary and usual gifts to family members aggregating less than $200 in value per individual family member and charitable contributions aggregating less than $100 per recipient.

A: None

You mean to tell me that on the heels of a year of making almost two MILLION dollars (that you reported) that you didn't buy your children gifts? During the year you made over $100,000 - in which you had NO house payment - you didn't buy gifts for your children? Your grandchild? You claim both Dennis and Brandon as dependents on your bankruptcy, but you didn't gift either one of them? No car? No bed? No clothes? Oh. Maybe you consider all those things just like maintenance. You know, expenses. But you didn't list those things as expenses. I mean, $25 a month for clothing won't clothe 3 adults. If you DID ever buy Brandon a bed (I would certainly hope you did) it couldn't have been much of one, as your entire household goods is only valued at $1500 (are you sure you didn't leave at least one zero off that number?). Short of buying a used mattress (you can't sell used mattresses around here) you surely spent more than $200 on a bed. Maybe you just bought him an air mattress. Maybe you didn't include it in your household goods because it is, after all, HIS bed. Oh, but then you would have gifted it to him, wouldn't you?

I'm not buying it. And I bet the court won't, either.