Complaint / review text:
Jean Himmelsteins friend and business partner Lewis Kaplan, and the company "Lobster Bouys" was the hub of an Enterprise which defrauded various investors. Himmelstein and Kaplan told the plaintiffs (and other investors including Robert Freedman, Steve Gilfenbein and Dean Biassucci) that they had, with the help of their associates, procured a very profitable contract to sell Maine lobster to a Las Vegas Casino operator, the Boyd Group. They told investors that their venture needed short-term financing to finance the purchase of the lobster product from a supplier located in Portland, Maine. Himmelstein and Kaplan informed plaintiffs that they would be paid after the Boyd Group paid them for the product. This scheme was run out of Jean Himmelsteins home office in Century City, California, from where she typed correspondence to the victims and to where the bank statements of her business were sent. Lobster Buoys LLC was a Nevada Limited Liability corporation. Because Lobster Buoys had failed to pay its corporate taxes it was a suspended corporation, never authorized to do business in Nevada or California.
Lewis Kaplan is now dead. However, before his death, he confessed that Lobster Buoys was a total sham, and that he never bought or sold one Lobster.
The case Case No. BC 314 621. If you wish a copy, please email me at (((REDACTED)))@live.com.
In case # BC296839, Jean Himmelstein committed more evil and treachery. Her partner Lewis Kaplan contracted to buy a house from a young 30's something couple, Scott and Linda Webb. The House was at 5690 White Cloud Circle, Thousand Oaks, California. Kaplan was the shill for Jean Himmelstein because Kaplan could not own anything in his own name, and everything he did own was owned by Himmelstein. Therefore, as per their modus operandi, Kaplan assigned the escrow to Jean Himmelstein. The escrow called for Jean Himmelstein to pay the young couple $775, 097.80.
Jean Himmelstein took control of the escrow, agreed to pay off the promissory notes, and proceeded to persuade the young couple to NOT secure the balance owed with a Deed of Trust, but only with a Promissory note for $775, 000.00, which was everything the couple owned. The note was secured by Lobster receivables...As the previous case proved, there were NO Lobster "receivables".
Although the Title Company strongly advised the young couple to NOT close without a secured instrument, (2nd Deed of Trust), the Webbs were persuaded by Jean Himmelstein and allowed the escrow to close, and transfer title. Subsequently, Jean Himmelstein SOLD the house...and NEVER paid the note which was due and owing to the Webb's...Jean Himmelstein made a nice score, and then refused to pay off Scott and Linda Webb.
The Webbs were young and nave and were mortified that they were swindled, by this "nice person"...Therefore the enclosed suit was filed...Case # BC296839. Jean Himmelstein and Lewis Kaplan were sued for breach of contract and unjust enrichment.
After years of litigation, the young couple were broke...and forced to settle with Jean for a paltry $150, 000....bottom line they were screwed out of their $775, 000 nest egg.
SCOTT WEBB was so distraught...he committed suicide....leaving his young wife and 3 daughters We spoke to Linda Webb, the victim in this case, who is raising her 3 daughters alone as a single Mom...she, to this day, is suffering due to the fraud and deceit of Jean Himmelstein and Lewis Kaplan.
IF Anyone else has been ripped off by Jean Himmelstein, please email us.
We found all of her assets.
She has the resources to pay what she owes.
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