This website is dedicated to making the public aware of Michael Todd Osborn aka Michael Osborn Ison. In the past, Osborn has performed cons under the guise of Commissum Universes, LP; Principal Capital Group, Inc., Legacy Capital Group, Inc,,,,,, and Currently, he runs his confidence schemes under Commify Technology Corp. Here, you will enter the world of this confidence man and gain insight into his scams. Hopefully, some of Osborn's future targets will benefit from the experience of others.

Harold Gregg, Virgil Williams, Corey Engelen, Jehu Hand, Aniko Kaye, Anthony Hruska, Michael Porter, Christopher Laursen, Clinton Greyling, Thomas Parilla, Alexandre Scheer

SCAMS MICHAEL HAS PARTICIPATED IN:, Fortitude Group, Inc. (FRTD), ThePumpTracker Fund, Victory Capital Holdings Corporation, Principal Capital Group, Inc., Virtual Gaming Enterprises, Commissum Universes, LP, Las Vegas Airlines

MICHAEL'S CURRENT SCAMS : Commify Technology Corp., Genesis Gives, VW Win Century, Inc. (OTC Pink: VWIN), Star Alliance International Corp. (OTC Pink: STAL), Inbit Corp. (OTC Pink: INBT)

KNOWN ALIASES: Jerry Lambert, Michael Lamont, Tom Furlong

Tuesday, July 17, 2012

The Twins Team Up to Rip Off A Home Remodeler

Well Mike Osborn and Aniko Kaye, co-publishers of, which they have already admitted was purely designed to try and get even with me, have done it again.  Together with their faithful dog "Spot" aka Shanney Gallegos-Osborn aka Shenae Osborn (Mike's wife), these modern day Bonnie and Clyde knock-offs have ripped off Planet Home Remodeling Corp., a trusted Los Angeles area business for over 20 years, for $16,800 in services.

A criminal complaint has been filed with the Los Angeles Police Department and we expect the cops to com-a-callin' on the Osborns and Kaye at any time.

Here's the lowdown on the scheme:

"I'm going to get you my pretty
 and your dog Toto too."
On December 1, 2011, Mike contacts Planet Home and informs them that he wants "his" house repainted inside and out.  The house he was referring to was then owned by Aniko, who is no novice when it comes to swindling people, and located at 4219 Benedict Canyon Rod, Sherman Oaks, CA, but foreclosed on this past February.  Incidentally, the bank that foreclosed has reported that the Osborns performed enough shenanigans to continue living there to this day, but they are expected to vacate within a couple of weeks.  Why these clowns decided to get the house painted, when they knew that foreclosure was imminent, is beyond me.  Apparently, they get a kick out of ripping off service providers.

Incidentally, hey Mike, don't forget that you are required by the court to provide me with your new home address.

"I can turn your money into
a small fortune,  provided
that you give me a large
fortune to start with."
So Planet Home goes over to the house and visits with Mike and Shanney and they claim that not only do they own that house, but the one next door as well.  They also tell the Planet Home representatives that Mike is a major stock trader with millions of dollars worth of accounts all located with New York brokerage firms. They also claim to own millions of dollars in properties in New York.  Here's the best part: Mike claimed to be working with Cuba Beverage Company, a company that those who follow my escapades, know has a history with me.

Mike and Shanney sign a contract with Planet Home who foolishly buy into Mike's story that he doesn't use checks, but that he will have the money wired to them (sound familiar anyone?).  Of course that money never comes and still hasn't to this day.  What does come is the day to day excuses that those who have suffered the Osborn experience can recite from memory.

The Osborns also inform Planet Home that they wish to convert the guest house into a rec room for the kids. Planet Home discovers that the guest house was illegally built, without building permits, something that Aniko is famous for doing.

"Invest your money
with Mike so he can
buy my love with all
kinds of  presents.
Tee hee!"
Several days into the project, Planet Home still hasn't received their deposit money, so a representative stops by the house, where Mike gives his famous song and dance to the tune of "the bank and lawyers must have screwed up".  He acts out a phone call in front of the Planet Home representative in order to provide some comfort and then changes the subject by dangling a carrot.  Mike and Shanney inform the rep that they plan on buying the home for sale up the street and they would like Planet Home to do the remodeling.  They also send the company on wild goose chases to check out several homes in Sherman Oaks and Beverly Hills. Later, the Osborn tell the Planet Home reps that they no longer have an interest in the home up the street because the sellers are asking too much. Now they want Planet Home to draw up blue prints for a new home on vacate land in Sherman Oaks that they will buy.  Unfortunately, Planet Home falls for the Osborn's convincing shtick hook line and sinker.

To the credit of the Planet Home rep, he did have his antennae up enough to realize that he needed to turn down the offer to invest his money with Mike.

Interestingly, the Osborns also wanted a Panic Room included in their new home as they "fear for their safety". Yeah, no shit.  I wonder how many times Mike has ripped off the wrong guy.

With the project at 4219 Benedict Canyon well completed and with no money having been paid to Planet Home, the representative showed up at the front door looking for payment.  Mike yelled at the representative and reportedly appeared physically threatening.  I find this surprising, since Mike doesn't look like he could pull the wings off a fly.  The representative reported that Michael has at one time or another appeared to be hyped up or high, something I also reported when I saw Mike at his first court appearance after being released from prison. Perhaps Mike has found a drug that gives him some guts.  Too bad he hasn't found something that turns him into a man.  Anyway, Mike had the temerity to threaten litigation against Planet Home for having the nerve to show up at his front door to demand payment for services rendered.

This is not the first time we've seen Mike send out hopeful service providers on wild goose chases built on the presentation of Mike as a world beater.  Back in 2009, I reported on one attempt Mike and Shanney made to swindle a house out of a Beverly Hills real estate broker.  About the same time, they retained Vize Property Group and sent them on a wild goose chase on a $10 million dollar Manhattan condo.

Mike's real problem is that with his criminal past, a new charge of fraud is not going to serve him well come sentencing time.

And then there's the ongoing federal investigation into his dealings with fellow con man Corey Engelen among others.  More about that later, but in the meantime, does anybody know how to spell "grand jury"?

Side note:  Shame on the few of you who believe the crap this crook says about me. Always consider your source.

Monday, July 9, 2012

A Crime He Didn't Commit? Apparently Michael Is The Only One Who Thinks So.

Woe is Michael.  Nobody is prepared to believe in the innocence he desperately proclaims, most recently on his Linked in profile.

Well apparently, the California Court of Appeals believes that Michael did in fact commit the crime he so callously dismisses. In a recent, unanimous opinion, the court makes it clear that it considers Michael to be a crook.

The hutzpah Michael displays by filing his appeal is typical of a common sociopath. I guess he must have "forgot" to include within his appeal, his public claims that I tampered with the jury and intimidated the District Attorney's office.  Here are some of the highlights from the court's opinion:
  • On July 3, 2009, Michael told the CarMax sales representative that he wanted to buy a $47,485.15 Mercedes Benz. He sought to purchase the vehicle with $15,000 down, the rest to be financed.
  • Michael told that Car Max representative that he earned $78,753 per month. (I'll give you all a moment to stop laughing.  Of course whatever he "earned" he actually stole.)
  • Michael told the Car Max representative that he lived in Fullerton.
    • Michael wrote Car Max a $15,000 check drawn on the business account of Principal Capital Group and postdated to July 7, 2009.
    • On July 7, 2009, Michael contacted the Car Max representative and told her that he wanted to purchase a second vehicle, a BMW. Defendant gave Chavez a check for the $5,000 down payment and requested that Chavez hold the check until the following day.
    • As a surprise to no one who knows Michael and as per the usual course, both checks bounced.
    • On August 5, 2009 (almost a month after the checks bounced), a CarMax representative reported the matter to the Buena Park Police Department, and stolen vehicle reports were prepared. The police advised CarMax to have the tracking devices on the cars activated. That day, the police recovered the cars at a residence in San Diego. (Car Max told me that they waited to report the cars as stolen in order to give Michael every chance to make good on the checks.  They were unable to reach him and he did not contact them even though he had to know that the checks bounced.)
      • Michael appeared shocked when the police showed up (translation: he thought he got away with it). He told them that he was unemployed, had no money, and had been living at the San Diego residence for the preceding six months (but he told Car Max that he was living in Fullerton).  This is further proof that a good liar needs a good memory (are you paying attention Aniko Kaye?)
      • Then Michael changed his story. He acknowledged not having the money in the checking account to cover the deposit checks at the time he wrote them. He stated that he had intended to wire sufficient funds to cover the checks, but never got around to it. (Never got around to it????  That makes you a crook Michael! You stole two cars!)
      • As the police were transporting Michael to Orange County, he repeatedly asked how they found him. The police explained that the cars had tracking systems. Defendant displayed surprise. (This means that he couldn't believe that he didn't get away with the crime)
      • In March 2009, a business acquaintance, loaned Michael $12,000. He promised to repay the loan $12,000 in principal and $3,000 in interest and ended up writing two checks in the amounts of $12,000 and $3,000 and dated April 1, 2009.  When the checks bounced (Surprise!) Michael didn't make them good until the day before his trial, a year after they bounced. (This makes you a crook Michael!)
      Michael's attorney used a series of interpretations of case law to try and show why the evidence presented in the trial (including other bounced checks) prejudiced Michael's defense and that he should not have been found guilty.  Fortunately, the Court of Appeal wasn't buying any of it.  Legal maneuvers aside, the evidence, as highlighted above, clearly shows Michael's intent and he is lucky that the thousands of other bounced checks that Michael has presented over the years were not presented as evidence and that he was not prosecuted for them.  There are dozens of his victims who have had millions of dollars stolen from them by Michael and his cohorts who would say that he got off cheap by serving on 13 months.  Instead of recognizing that the punishment could have been much worse, he then goes on the attack with false accusations against me, the jury that convicted him, the District Attorney's office, the Judge and the attorney that defended him.  Remember the numerous times in his blog where Michael sheds crocodile tears and claims to take responsibility for his actions?  Does this appeal sound like he is taking responsibility for his actions? Instead of being a man, Michael tried to use a legal loophole to distance himself from a crime he obviously committed. And of course, Michael continues the con games and I continue to get "thank yous" from his potential and past victims.

      I believe that this Court of Appeal opinion is the reason behind Michael's attempt to get me to agree to mutually take down this blog concurrent with the blog that he and fellow fraud artist Aniko Kaye publish. Michael figured that I would eventually get around to publicizing the court's decision and that more would realize that his cries of innocence would amount to nothing more than additional screams at the night. Well it is now more evident than ever that I publish the truth and that Michael produces nothing but lies in an attempt to lift himself and get even with me.  I have truth on my side and I will never take down this blog.

      This whole thing kind of makes me wonder how Michael will handle himself when a grand jury is presented a case for indictment against him and fraud partner Corey Engelen, later this year or early next year. (Oops! Did I let that slip?)

      Wednesday, April 25, 2012

      Is The Leopard Changing His Spots? Not Bloody Likely.

      Within his blog posts and responses to my posts here, Mike claims he has learned his lessons and is now an advocate of producing the truth.  He also claims to be making retribution to his victims.  In short, he claims to be a changed man.  I say, not!

      Last week I received the following email from Jeremiah Gedda, Greg Gedda's son.  Greg is one of Mike's bigger victims, having been conned to the tune of at least $1.4 million. 
      "Hi, my name is Jeremiah Gedda, I am the son of Gregory E Gedda from Michigan. I have been watching this situation unfold for the last 2-3 yrs. I knew right from the get go that this was a scam but my father is a stand up guy and he naively believes everybody else is this way too. I have seen my fathers mental capacity slip in the last couple years. I have seen michael osborne continually prey on my father. Is Michael Osborne on probation or parole? Because he is still contacting my father and my dad wont listen to reason. I want to find out who I can contact in California(what state or county government agency) to get a restraining order or something,etc..Any suggestions or thoughts is very much appreciated. thank you and enjoy your day  Jeremiah H Gedda"
      Of course, there is nothing that Jeremiah can do to prevent Michael's continued preying on Greg.  Only Greg can come to the conclusion/realization that he has been the victim of the predator Michael Osborn.  Con artists like Michael Osborn prey on weak suckers like Greg and once they have the victim in their grasp, they make it very hard for the prey to escape.

      It was Michael who convinced Greg to underwrite my judgment against Osborn, in the similar fashion in which he convinced Greg to bail him out of jail on the two occasions I had him put there, before Mike was finally incarcerated for a year.  Greg was an easy subject for Mike who plays the "good Christian" card against true believers like Greg.  Even after writing me checks for over $300K, Greg apparently continues to listen to Michael's song and dance and Jeremiah and Greg's nephew who commented on an earlier blog post, need to intervene directly to Greg.  If they truly believe that Greg has become mentally incapacitated, then there are ways of dealing with that too.  They need to contact a lawyer before Mike drains Greg dry.

      Wednesday, April 11, 2012

      Just the actual facts!

      OK, so I got it wrong.  The tattoo on Mike's arm does not have hands forming a triangle around the eye.  It's just a triangle.  But you have to realize that I hadn't seen Mike's bare arm in a while. He was in jail for 13 months, you know.  He did get to show it to his buddies in the white supremacist gang he joined, though.

      I'm glad that the slight change in insignia didn't fool the couple of people who wrote in though.  Mike can stutter and create evidence and post on the message boards as half a dozen different posters and doctor documents all he wants.  Those who know him, are not fooled and that's all that matters.  Just the facts, Mike?  Here they are:  I stated from the git go that you were and you denied it.  Then all of a sudden abuseoflaw announces that you have been "hired".  Uh, huh.  The general gist of the insignia that was on the abuseoflaw website (supposedly owned by the non-existent Illumination Fraud Foundation) and now on just coincidentally happens to appear on your arm.  Oh and btw, I received an email overnight from someone who claims that you are also, but I haven't confirmed that yet.  They sure seem to be the same website though.

      Speaking of and, isn't it just funny how they both claim you could have made a fortune following their picks for the last year, and yet one was registered in February and the other one was registered less than 4 weeks ago.  WOW!  That is standard Mike deception.

      And isn't it funny how I predicted that you would look in the mirror and talk to yourself and suddenly find yourself talking to pretend people about how horrible a person I am.  Heart wrenching stories Mike?  How about the million dollars you stole from Carol Perez, who then couldn't afford breast cancer treatments.  How about the $ 1.5 million that Greg Gedda flushed down the toilet to your schemes.  How about your single handed destruction of WiFi Med (WIFM)?  Or the money your ripped off from the families of the employees of Principal Capital Group whom you then stiffed for paychecks?  Or how about your children whom you abandoned and didn't feed?  Sohail Djarin, Robert Kramarz, David Gregg (Harold's brother), Rob Seechrist, Frank Webber, George Key, Thomas Quinn, Steve Eckert, untold number of hotels, car rental agencies and restaurants where you played "dine and dash" with Shanney and your kids.  Are those stories heart wrenching enough?  These are just the ones off the top of my head.  And please don't shed anymore crocodile tears with your claims about how you are working towards making restitution.  You don't care about your victims and you will never pay back a dime unless you are forced to.

      Great lie on your posting yesterday, though. "Recently, we have made it a point to sit on the sidelines...".  Actually, you were busy trying to conduct your cons and when your latest attempt failed, you decided to take another crack at me.  Here's an email I received a couple of nights ago.
      "Mr. Sharp,

      I want to thank you for probably saving me and my company a lot of money.  I was close to making a deal with Mr. Osborn when during the course of my due diligince [sic] I came across your website.  I shudder when I think of how close I came to exposing everyone around me to this person.  Thank you for all you do.

      A grateful friend"
      So the fact of the matter is that Mike was pissed that this blog ruined another shot at his ability to abscond with someone's money. And he returned to his own blog to "get even".

      Remember the confrontation between Mike and my attorney at the courthouse, which I recounted in yesterday's post, where Mike stated that, "that if 'his buddy' (meaning me) didn't come up with a settlement number and agree to a mutual take down of blogs (this one and, that things were "going to get worse"  This is why Mike tried to make a deal with David.  So that he could continue with his cons.  And now, his latest posting/fabrication is his idea of things "getting worse".  OK.

      Btw, did you notice how Mike didn't deny that that conversation took place?  Game, set, match!

      Here's a promise!  This blog will never come down. will.  Very soon.  GOOGLE has already taken away Mike's right to advertise on it.  Yes Mike, I noticed.

      Tuesday, April 10, 2012

      Looks Like Mike Has Been Talking to Himself Again As He Enters The Pump & Dump Game

      Apparently, everyone's favorite convicted felon/petty thief/confidence man/car jacker/deadbeat Dad/stock fraud artist is at it again, soliciting input on his website with respect to activities he imagines that I am involved in.  I'm really not surprised.  He warned my Attorney at his most recent Judgment Debtor exam (he owes me half a million bucks in judgments, you know), that if "his buddy" (meaning me) didn't come up with a settlement number and agree to a mutual take down of blogs (this one and, that things were "going to get worse".  David's correct response was, "If you expect George to take down his blog on you, that is never going to happen".

      As I said, the exchange happened after Mike once again did not comply with a court order to produce his tax returns.  You see, Mike continues to think that he is above the law.  Well he is compelled to appear again next month and I'll look forward to hearing what his excuse will be this time.

      Anyway, now he is seeking input regarding something or other someone unrelated to me wrote on a website and of course, after looking in the mirror and having a conversation with himself, he will concoct some story about how one, two or thirty people stepped forward and gave their accounts of what a horrible person I am.  Been there, done that.

      In the meantime, while Michael points his finger at Leslie Howard's activities, he has entered into the stock promotion business himself with the website,  Yeah, that's what you want to buy: a stock promoted by a convicted con man with an FBI file a mile long.  It appears that Mike is impressed with Mr. Howard's activities, as he himself now wants to push "pre-promotion" alerts.  I guess he is hoping to get the competition out of the way.

      Now Michael is going to deny all day long that this is his website, or claim that he is just affiliated with it (much like he does with, which is 100% owned and operated by Mike), but his fingerprints are all over that website.  The most obvious evidence is the logo which appears under the website's header.  The eye surrounded by hands was at one time's logo and is tattooed on Michael's arm.  Really, Michael, did you think nobody was going to figure that out?  Want to see something amusing?  The registration of the website at provides the address, Playa Hornos 39 Matamoros, Tamaulipas 87470 Mexico.  Click here to get a GOOGLE view of that address.

      Needless to say, that I will personally see to it, that anybody who has their stock promoted by Michael is going to find out the background of the person that is representing their company.

      Saturday, February 25, 2012

      The Wizard Of Cons Is Back!
      Part 5: Mike and The Crime "He Didn't Commit"

      How does one go onto the internet and profess to everybody that one is a changed man, who has taken responsibility for all past actions, when one can’t even acknowledge the crimes committed?

      How does one try and implicate a man whom one obviously has it in for and at that same time attempt to destroy the reputations of others who have nothing to do with that man?

      How does one solve a problem like Michael Osborn?

      For months now, Michael has been posting that I have had him convicted of a crime he did not commit.  Within those posts, he’s claimed that I was involved with jury tampering, but he has not offered a shred of proof to neither his readers, the court, the DA or the State Attorney general.

      Tuesday, February 21, 2012

      The Wizard Of Cons Is Back!
      Part 4: Mike and The Bus He Throws People Under

      Mike is your best friend when he needs you or you are giving him money.  After he no longer finds you useful, watch out!

      I’ll get to his financial conquests, at the destruction of others, later. For now, I want to focus on his more recent ruination of people’s lives.  In spite of Mike’s personal attacks on me, please do not count me amongst those people who have suffered at Mike’s hands.  Mike’s schemes over the years, have gained me financial benefits (and still do today) and credibility I probably would otherwise have never have received. Hundreds of grateful emails, phone calls and tear stained letters have been my reward.  Relationships with government law and regulatory authorities have blossomed because of my work on bringing Mike and Harold to justice.  Best of all, Mike is terrified of me and to what or whom it is he will have to answer for next.  It shows in his writing.

      Monday, February 20, 2012

      The Wizard Of Cons Is Back!
      Part 3: What Mike Says About Me

      There were many Judgment Debtor Examinations scheduled for Mike with respect to the $405,000 judgment I have against him and Harold.  Thumbing his nose at the authority of the courts, he usually didn’t show up for these dates, which then resulted in arrest warrants being issued.  At one of the preliminary hearings on his criminal trial, Mike was arrested on one of these warrants and put in handcuffs by the bailiff right in the middle of the courtroom.  On one of those occasions that he actually did show up for an exam, I remember him saying what a bright sunny day it was.  I look at my lawyer and I said, “It must be cloudy and rainy out”.  That’s Mike in a nutshell.  If he says that he sky is blue, you can bet that it is red.

      Mike is obsessed with his goal of validating himself by making me look like the bad guy.  His blog is full of claims of wrongdoing without any specifics or proof as to what it is that I or my alleged pseudo personalities are doing wrong.  He just says it over and over again in an attempt to brainwash the reader into believing that his statements are fact.  For example, not once has he told his two or three readers why my lawsuits are illegal, as he claims.  All he offers are opinions.  He may have complained to various authorities, as there are plenty of online forums to do that, but they must have brushed him aside like a pesky gnat because I have not received a single inquiry from any authority.  This in spite of the fact that Mike, through his blog, claims to have been reporting me to the SEC, the FBI, the DOJ and probably the NFL, looking for somebody, anybody to listen to his screams into the night.

      The Wizard Of Cons Is Back!
      Part 2: Actually Getting To Know Mike Osborn

      On February 16, 2012, in a continuing attempt to humanize himself, towards the goal of going back into the con business, Mike published an article entitled, “Getting to know Michael Osborn”.  I’m going to dissect it for you bit by bit.

      “To say I have made my share of mistakes would be an understatement. At the ripe age of 41, I can say that I am finally at a place in my life where I am learning to live in peace.”

      Made his share of mistakes?  Millions of dollars in bum checks, embezzlement of millions more, destroying the lives of retirees, stealing not one but two cars, lying under oath, taking advantage of relationship, being a dead-best Dad, etc., etc. are “mistakes”?   Mistakes are the results of poor judgment.  Your actions were not derived from poor judgment but from pre-mediated, deliberate and executed criminal activity.  Man up to it Mike and just call it what it is.

      The Wizard Of Cons Is Back!
      Part 1: Mike’s Motivation

      Hopefully, this several part series is the last time I post on this blog, although I may add to some parts of it as things occur to me.  There really is no sense to it anymore because everybody should be quite clear on who Michael is and what he does.  Harping on it does not make him any more of a criminal than he already is, was and always will be.  I have admittedly and proudly made Mike’s life a living hell by exposing his schemes over the years, that he designed, and successfully executed, to embezzle millions of dollars.  This blog has reportedly saved many more from being added to Mike’s victims list and will hopefully continue to protect many more.

      It was my intent to avoid engaging him and his blog which freely admits that it is designed to be an attack on me.  Until now, I had always thought it was his way of “getting even” with me for my part in putting him in prison, where he served 13 months out of a 32 month sentence, for automobile theft, bank fraud and intent to defraud.   Except for illegally posting wrongfully obtained and doctored emails, credit reports, and other private information, I wasn’t particularly worried about his blog for two reasons: 1) because very few read it and 2) it is obvious to anyone capable of thinking on his/her own that it is the work of a paranoid, sociopathic crook.

      Sunday, February 19, 2012

      I Get Emails: Here's My Favorite

      I have received literally hundreds of emails over the years since I first published this blog, each with fascinating tales of Mike's progression as a con man.  Below is one of my favorites.  Click here, for a larger selection of a few of the classics.

      -----Original Message-----
      From: Mark Murphy []
      Sent: Monday, January 11, 2010 11:56 AM
      Subject: Mike

      I went to High School with Mike and was in a band with him in the late 80s and early 90s. He was one of my best friends but his behavior even back then got him into trouble with me and several others. Although he never actually stole anything of substance from me, he did one time steal a book of checks from a closed account of mine and write his first/last and deposit on it. I had to answer for that but I was easily off the hook.

      Last year I went to his step dad's memorial. I say step dad but Paul Ison raised him. Mike didn't have the decency to show up there either but I suspect it is becasue he ripped off more than one of his dad's friends. Knowing they would be there, he could not possibly show hisface. One of those people told me his story that day and let me tell you, the amount owed was substantial.

      The reason I found your blog is because I saw Mike's ex and daughter last night (we are still friends) and they told me about your efforts. Good luck to you. Mike needs to pay a price for what he has done to people and it looks like judgement may be near.

      P.S. I do not mind if you use any of this information on your blog or elsewhere not that any of it is of legal consequence but it is certainly more crap about MIke.