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?)