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

I Get Emails

-----Original Message----- 
From: Mark Murphy [mailto:redacted]
Sent: Tuesday, July 19, 2011 10:46 PM
Subject: MIchael Ison

I tried to contact you at your blog through the contact me button but i kept saying that I entered the wtong code. So below is what I wrote there...good luck in your future endeavors.
I wrote you a couple of years ago after I discovered your blog. I have known Michael since we were in high school and was in his "christian" rock band referenced in one of the comments on your page.
I think I told you back in my first email but I will tell you again that he wrote a bad check on a closed account for his first apartment. That check was stolen from me.
I know that you have had contact with Courtney and I have talked to her about that. She and my daughter are the same age.
I also may have told you but I went to his dad's (step-dad's but the only dad he ever knew) memorial service and he didn't even show up there. I found out why when I learned that he had scammed at least one of his dad's friends out of a quarter of a million dollars or so.
Anyway, good job!

-----Original Message-----
From: Gary Drucker [mailto:redacted]
Sent: Tuesday, May 03, 2011 1:01 PM
Subject: Regarding Osborn and Gregg

[Note: I tried to send this email via your blog, but I don't think it went through, so here it is, perhaps again.  If so, sorry for the repetition.]

Mr. Sharpe,

I just came upon your blog.  Since it is fairly extensive, I've not had the opportunity to read everything, but I will say that what you've done chasing down these two con men and bringing them to some degree of justice is nothing short of heroic.

My own experience with Osborn and Gregg (although I spent quite a few hours with Gregg as he was setting up his affinity con) was tangential, but fortunately I was able to realize what they were doing and therefore warned away those innocents who were being inveigled to participate.  The total loss these people, who included a much-respected religious leader, suffered was a few thousand dollars and a lot of wasted time, but could have been much worse had I not become involved to stop the whole thing.

While one certainly must have some "need" in order to be exploited by guys like this, and this COULD mean that one is also not exactly honest, the experience I witnessed had Osborn and Gregg exploiting three relative innocents who had the need, and this is the key, to find something new in their lives.  This doesn't mean that they were dishonest, just hopeful.

As for me, even if from a distance, I learned a certain amount from this experience about what it takes to con people.  Before this, my only previous exposure to a con was in reading the famous author Jim Thompson who wrote about cons in the 1940s and 50s.  But those were fictional cons and Osborn and Gregg were real.

And as I told my son, who had the need to be successful and so was easily snookered, despite the fact that they owe you your back wages for their latest scheme, given that you've now landed on your feet, working for a real company with significant financial responsibility, don't feel like these guys owe you, instead feel like you should pay them for the incredible lesson you learned in dealing with them.

Again, as an honest citizen, I want to thank you for your pursuit of justice.  Like my son, you must have known you would never get paid, yet you persisted and as a result many folks who would have been conned avoided having a con done to them.  Ironically, those folks will never even know how you saved them, Mr. Sharpe, because those cons never happened.

Best Regards,
Gary Drucker

-----Original Message-----
From: Lindsay Mcavoy-Osborn [mailto:redacted]
Sent: Wednesday, November 10, 2010 2:03 PM
Subject: Kontactr :

Sender's name : Lindsay Mcavoy-Osborn
Sender's Email : redacted

Hello my name is Lindsay Mcavoy-Osborn and i am contacing you with hopes that you can provide me with as much info as possible on this man I regret to call my brother. Please let me explain my story to you.

To make a very long story short My father Robert Osborn had Michael wile he lived in California, Michael decided not to have contact with my father over his lifetime. My father moved to New York and had me with my mother in 1991 when i was 12 i talked to michael for the first and only time, im am his only sister, so he promised to keep in touch and come visit... i never heard from him again. Ive searched and searched for my brother over the years and finally i come across this page. I guess i found what i was looking for, but this wasnt exactly the way I thought id meet my brother. Im ashmed, but since I can not talk to him id like it if you could provide me and my father with as much information as you know on this man. If you have any contact information that would be most appreciated. Thank you so very much for your time and thank you for the little piece of closure this page has givin me


-----Original Message-----
From: Marsha Carden [mailto:redacted]
Sent: Tuesday, October 26, 2010 2:42 AM
Subject: old docs & misc paperwork
Hi george,
i am a former employee of ascot investments, inc & michael osborn. i spoke to you a few years back after he used my name to open a bank account and after he scammed me out of several thousand dollars in payroll and bonuses.
i check up on your progress now & then by "googling" the words "douche+bag+con+artist". isn't it funny that michael osborn and harold gregg always pop up! lol

anyway...i have a lot of old documents from ascot investment, notepads with michael's misc notes, emails, pictures, bank info, payroll docs and some info from the big wedding that michael was planning when he and shanney first met at the peninsula hotel.
i held onto these things bc i thought they might come in handy oneday but nothing ever came of any of complaints i filed and i'm exhausted. i am ready to move on with my life and thought you might like to have the "box of stuff". it might be useless to you but you never know.
please email or call me if you want any or all of it. also...if i can EVER be of any help to you in the future, thru statements etc, please keep my number and/or email info. i would be MORE than willing to help!!

marsha carden

-----Original Message-----
From: [mailto:redacted]
Sent: Thursday, September 30, 2010 11:50 AM
Subject: Michael Osborn Ison

Dear Mr. Sharp,

First let me apologize for calling you this morning and interrupting you during a sad time. 
I thought it might be best to send you a quick email to let you know my reason for calling you.
As I mentioned on the phone this morning, my wife and I own a judgment in the amount of $10.8 Million against a Norman Michael Miller and his wife who live in the Dallas, Texas area, more specifically, Frisco or Cross Roads.  It is a very long story leading up to us getting the judgment.  To give you the Readers Digest version of our almost 10 year saga with Mr. Miller I will begin by saying Miller scammed me and some investors out of over $3 Million.  During our investigation we ran across the name of Michael Ison and Miller admitted to knowing Ison and working with him on some "investments".

At that time (early 2002) according to telephone records Ison had a business known as Corporate Network and World Investment Network, Inc. both located at 2223 Avenida De La Playa, La Jolla, CA  Phone #858-551-2540 or 619-551-2540 and another business Corporate Network, 6994 El Camino Real, Carlsbad, CA #760-438-7779.  The firm name that appeared on the documents that Miller showed me was, World Investments, Inc., 4490 Fanuel, Pacific Beach, CA  #858-274-5682.

We are fairly certain that this was all part of a scam also.  
Miller has done everything he can to get out of the judgment.  He appealed the bankruptcy judge's ruling twice and finally on December 23, 2008 the Fifth Circuit Court of Appeals made their ruling in our favor.  So Miller is out of appeals and is fighting us hard on everything.

Our goal is to find a person who might be able to lead us to bank accounts of Miller's or property he may have in California.  I wanted to run some names by you to see if any of them were familiar to you, and if so, maybe you could tell me where we might be able to locate some of these people.
I understand from your blog that Ison and his so-called attorney Harold Gregg are both in prison.  The information we found on Gregg was an address at the same location as Corporate Network in Carlsbad, with the same phone number.

Some names that we found that were involved with Miller/Ison were: F. Dale Miller of MFI Of Georgia, Inc., R. Law from Little River, South Carolina.  Miller used the business names of LeMans, Ltd. and M-Corp, International. 

I don't know if you will be able to assist me or not, but I would appreciate the opportunity to discuss this with you.  I will give you a call on Friday morning.

Thanks for your time, I look forward to speaking with you.

Neil Lewis

-----Original Message-----
From: Mary Nigam [mailto:redacted]
Sent: Friday, July 23, 2010 6:54 PM
Subject: 32 months

I must commend you on your perseverence.  I was a member of this jury and I had a suspision at the time that this was just the tip of the iceberg.  I was amazed to find out just how deep it actually went.  Enjoy your well deserved trip!

-----Original Message-----
From: D . [mailto:redacted]
Sent: Monday, July 12, 2010 3:05 AM

Hello Sir

Well let you tell my my story.  In 1999 I opened an account at the Chase Manhattan Bank NY as did a friend of mine.  We both transferred $1,000,000 USD and the account was only was for my signature and the same with this friend of mine.  The long and the short was Ison/OSborn transfered the  funds out and spent them, getting married, flying his new wife around the world on private jets and blowing it who knows where.  I have maintained contact with him over 11 years and as you would know nothing has been paid back.  I always threatened the FBI as this is fraud there is no stature of limitations to worry about.

I offered him last year a settlemnet for $900,000 for both ($2,000,000) deibts but as usual he never came up with even a dollar.  I am sure I have enough to get him another 20-40 years what do you think.  William Welsom was involved some how and of course Gregg.

Get in touch with me as I also hold some bounced cheeks that I have held on too for $10K and one for $40K.    Please do not publish any of these details at this time as I would love to have an air tight case mounted ready to go so hos sentance grows and he nevers gets to spend the time ripping people again.

I have copies of alot of documents all on michael and his last wife.


-----Original Message-----
From: Jones, Renee []
Sent: Thursday, July 08, 2010 11:14 AM
To: 'George Sharp'
Subject: RE: Michael Osborn

Mr. Sharp,

In preparation for sentencing, the probation department is preparing a sentencing report, wherein they are requesting written comments from interested parties to the case.  The court will read and consider the written probation report, in determining an appropriate sentence.  Please forward any information you would like to be considered to the assigned probation officer, Kristen Blunt, at the following address:

Orange County Probation Department
P.O. Box 10260
Santa Ana, CA  92711

-----Original Message-----
From: Dan Leimel Jr. [mailto:redacted]
Sent: Thursday, May 06, 2010 3:23 PM
To: George Sharp
Subject: RE:

Rob Sechrist works for me. I believe you and he speak occasionally.
Anyhow, Mike took my money and ran. I had occasionally followed your blog for a while and was just curious what if anything has happened recently.       

Dan Leimel Jr, CEO
Alliance Financial Inc.

-----Original Message-----
From: Victor D [mailto:redacted]
Sent: Sunday, February 28, 2010 2:32 PM
To: Sharp Blog
Subject: Re: The Rise and Fall of Michael Osborn

  My dealings with Mike O. Ison Began in late 1997 I was president and owner of a pulp and paper trading company that did business all over the globe.  One day a man named David Chemientti Called my office inquiring about possible employment.  I met with David who I determined had a good handle on the genre of business I was conducting and found him to be very articulate and professional individual.
  Once I hired Mr. Chemientti different people began calling my office and I was slowly introduced to a whole cast of characters from around the world and across the country.  I had casual business conversations with these individuals but I was also busy conducting my normal affairs which were to Broker pulp and paper products both on a regular basis as well as spot orders to certain customers.  About 6 months into David Chemienttis employment with me  I was concerned that he was not bringing any new business to my organisation but when I confronted him he assured me that the deals he was working on were just about to get done and the profits were going to be amazing. Right at that time I was closing a deal in Italy for a shipment of pulp worth about $2 million this was letter of credit business at 120 days and I discounted the L/C in order to pay my shipping cost $200000 leaving 1.8 million to pay my supplier and take my 2 % broker fee.  
     I would have trader meetings in my company every Monday morning to find ways to increase profit and go through our week of activities.  David knew about the deal I had just done and that the company had that 1.8 million THIS IS WHERE THE MIKE ISON NIGHT MARE BEGINS FOR ME>

Chonological order

  1. DAVID Chemientti Introduces me to Mr Dale Miller and a Guy Named Paul Savoy
  2. Dale Miller Tells me he is involved with a trader in California who deals in foreign dept using us capital from high net worth individuals as collateral for buying and selling dept.
  3. I am told by Paul, Dale, and David that I am not allowed to speak to the trader because it is a government project but 100% secure and FDIC Insured.  
  4. Dale tells me that the investment pays a minimum of 40% per month return with any investment of over 1 million dollars.
  5. I am given a contract that re-affirms all of this and that no one can touch my funds unless I sign for them it is all packaged up as a "HIGH YIELD INVESTMENT PROGRAM"  
  6. I sign the contract I wire the funds through the channels that were specified and the next morning the money is gone David is not in the office and I feel very strange.  
  7. A week passes and still no sign of David although I am getting reports every day showing my money growing at about 8% per day so I call to find out where my bank card and account information is. NO ANSWER
  8.  I decide to get on a plane and fly out to san diego to find out who this mystery trader is and BEHOLD "MIKE ISON" and his ATTORNEY Harold Gregg and they are the mastermind investment foreign trade guru top secret agent men who are going to turn my 1.8 million dollars into 3.5 million.  They work from "Executive Offices" 2 blocks from the beach these guys are money men they know everything about trading and they know how to do what no one else can do.
  9 As they try and convince me that my money is safe they take me to Richmark Captial trading company and introduce me to the president Bill Welsome he assures me what a great guy Mike is and that my money is safe. I say I do not give a fuck if my money is safe I want my money back in my account.
  10. I stayed in La Jolla for a week listening to how my money is safe and that it is being wired back to me.  BUT NO MONEY EVER COMES. MIKE and Harlod make excuse after excuse Dale miller turns on them and washes his hands of the whole deal says its no longer his affair Paul savoy says "Gee Nick I do Not know what to say"  Mike says he is trying to wire me the money he is on his way into the bank his daughter got sick he can not do it today he says so many things that prevent him from sending me my funds. " The Transfer is to large -red flags went up at the clearing house-  The feds stopped the money getting through. Every possible Bullshit line you can imagine.  I felt like dog chasing his tail in a circle around and around.

Well needless to say in the mean time I had no money to pay bills collectors for my principles were waiting at my office door back in Vermont. My wife could not pay our home bills and My business partners thought I was the scammer. I lost my house I lost my business I lost my wife and I was flat broke.  Thank you MIKE ISON HAROLD GREGG AND ALL YOUR FRIENDS,  BILL WeLSOME, JOHN MANGINI DALE MILLER , PAUL SAVOY, DAVID CHEMIENTTI, and many others.     

The Money Was Gone.
Nick Unander

-----Original Message-----
From: David Aubuchon [mailto:redacted]
Sent: Tuesday, January 19, 2010 5:36 PM
Subject: Osborne & Gregg

Mr. Sharp,

I just discovered your blog. I am stunned that Osborne and Gregg are still around, and are still pulling the same crap they did at my last hotel (The Tower Beverly Hills).

Good luck with your endeavors.


David R. Aubuchon

-----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.

-----Original Message-----
From: redacted
Sent: Thursday, September 17, 2009 1:02 PM
To:; George Sharp; George Sharp
Subject: Osborn, Michael
Dear Det. Minn,

Let me introduce myself, I was involved with Michael Osborn several years ago and had two children (Kendra & Gavin Osborn) with him.  I left him 4+ years ago and have had no contact with him ever since.  He owes us $7,000 in child support, filed with the Los Angeles County Child Support Svc.  I'm surprised that doesn't come up each time he is arrested or appears in court (or fails to appear!)???  It was my understanding that "Dead-Beat Dad" charges aren't taken lightly in California and was a jailable offense!!

Let it be known that I have requested to be kept informed of Michael Osborn's antics by Mr. George Sharp.  I have found his Blog to be very informative.  There has been no solicitation by Mr. Sharp, in fact his efforts are quite honorable.  The fact that Osborn is still walking the streets amazes me and countless others.  He is an embarrassment to mankind.

If there is anything I may be of assistance with, please do not hesitate to contact me.


-----Original Message----- 
From: Courtney Ison [mailto:redacted]
Sent: Wednesday, August 19, 2009 9:16 PM
Subject: This is Mike's daughter.

Hello, I'm Courtney Ison, Mike's 16 year old daughter. I wasn't at all surprised to find this out. I have known for years my father isn't the most honest of men. It's amazing how much you know about my dad. Honestly I embarrassed to know that someone I have to call my father has done all of these things. Now when it comes to Shanney I have no sympathy for her at all if she goes to the big house. She and I have never gotten along, well we did until she tried to convince me to leave my own mother so they could get custody of me and i could come live with them, after that it went down hill. I look at the website as often as I can because your the only way I know what's going on with my dad. Since he won't talk to me. Thank you for giving me a way to contact you.

Courtney Ison
-----Original Message-----
From: Rosario DeVito []
Sent: Thursday, May 21, 2009 2:30 PM
Subject: Michael Osborn

Dear Mr. Sharp:

I am an attorney in New York representing a company who entered into a Structuring Fee Agreement with Principal Capital Group, Inc. and Michael Osborn. Needless to say, PCGI did not deliver on the terms of the agreement and kept the company’s $8,000.00 retainer. As a result, the company defaulted on a lot promises and lost a lot of business and is in a financial bind as a result. Our correspondence to Mr. Osborne and PCGI has gone unreturned. I came across your website in my search into Mr. Osborn and noticed his sentencing hearing on June 2, 2009. I have not yet discussed this with my client, but the company may be willing to submit an affidavit detailing their experience with Michael Osborn. Please let me know if this would be helpful.

Regards and best of luck,

Rosario DeVito, Esq.
Law Offices of Paul J. Giacomo, Jr.
The Chrysler Building
405 Lexington Avenue, 37th Floor
New York, New York 10174
T: (212) 486-0200
F: (212) 867-5570

-----Original Message-----
From: Suzy Fox [mailto:redacted]
Sent: Sunday, February 15, 2009 5:20 PM
To: George Sharp
Subject: RE: Mike Osborn and Harold Gregg

Hi George,

First of all, my problems with Mike and Harold were miniscule compared to yours and I am  so very sorry you lost so much. We should probably talk and I will try to pull some more information together for you.... I need to make sure that these debts that he had were not settled ,so in the next few days I will get back to you.  What I will most likely do is to contact these people or forward your e mail  to them and have them contact you. I know of one person in particular who was so enraged  with them that he couldn't see straight.

I am a Concierge, and  was the concierge in the hotel in Beverly Hills that Mike, Harold and Shanney were living in for quite a while. I observed alot and assisted them  ALOT while they set up shop  there. I do know  that when I left the hotel ,there were debts that were not settled.I think that might have also been the case at the hotel they were  living  in previous to mine. I did rent them a car for several months( I actually think it happened twice with two different car  vendors ) and those vendors were not paid.Therefore, I did not get my commission  and it would have been a  substantial one for me. I would like to know where they are and if Shanney is still married to Mike... Does she  know what is going on? I saw Harold at the post office a year ago...he didn't see me and I chose to not make a scene.

-----Original Message-----
From: carol perez []
Sent: Friday, February 06, 2009 11:31 AM
Subject: Michael Ison aka Michael Osborn and Harold Gregg, Esq. - Ohio Bar

I googled Mike Osborn to see who he was scamming now and came up with your email.  Please contact me by email with you phone number and I will call and tell you my tale of woe as well as the 10 or 12 other people he and Harold Gregg have scammed.  If you do your homework, the women you mentioned, Shanney is not his wife.  He never divorced his first wife but has several common law wifes and at least four children.
I am looking forward to hearing from you.