Despite the constant bombardment of bad news about the state of the world, I was actually very zen through the last year and a half. Until today. Today someone I care about very much posted his family's story on Facebook and I got very, very angry. If y'all know me, you know that once I perceive an injustice I usually have to do something about it. So I'm posting Riz's story here, to help him get the word out about Atlas Air and what they did to his family. These are Riz's words, unedited. I must warn you, some of what you are about to read is very disturbing and somewhat graphic.
Monday, August 2, 2021
Wednesday, April 7, 2021
As you know, it's been a while since I blogged so I thought I would give you all an update on the child sex abuse lawsuits against St. Francis Prep. The pandemic brought the courts to a standstill in NY for over a year, but they opened up again for jury trials this week. The lawsuits against SFP will proceed now at a quicker pace.
This article was published on qns.com yesterday: https://qns.com/2021/04/st-francis-prep-leads-queens-brooklyn-in-child-sex-abuse-lawsuits-report/ It says that SFP has more Child Victims Act child sex abuse cases filed against it than any other Catholic school in the Brooklyn Diocese. Is anyone surprised?
According to the article, SFP has 21 cases filed against it as of December, 2020. Just an FYI, the statutory filing window for the Child Victims Act does not close until August 14, 2021. So if you are a victim and would like to make a claim, there is still plenty of time for you to do so. The attorney handling most of the cases against SFP is David Oddo of Oddo & Babat. Here is a link to the firm's website: https://www.oddobabat.com/ . David is a former prosecutor and Past President of the NYS Trial Lawyers Association. You can call for a free consultation at 646-828-1980.
I want to close by saying something about my book, Controlled Burn. The book is a blueprint for suing St. Francis Prep for child sex abuse. It connects a lot of dots, names a lot of people, and will generally help many plaintiffs with the criteria they need to meet to have a successful lawsuit against the school.
I'll be back with another blog when there's more to report. Until then, much love and good luck to you all.
Tuesday, September 24, 2019
David Oddo's law firm filed a ninth lawsuit against SFP. This was the third complaint alleging sexual abuse by former principal BR. MICHAEL MORAN. Also, several alumni have contacted David and offered to be witnesses in the various cases and/or provided him with important information. If you would like to share anything regarding the abuses, or the horrific cover-up spanning decades, please contact David or his Associate Attorney, Darren Seilback, at 212-642-0950.
Also, at a hearing last week, the plaintiffs were granted Jane/John Doe status so they can proceed to sue anonymously.
Thursday, September 5, 2019
UPDATED 9/10/2019: Today, a second lawsuit alleging sexual assault by former St. Francis Prep principal BR. MICHAEL MORAN was filed. A second lawsuit alleging sexual abuse by former teacher and assistant football coach ROBERT STENGER was also recently filed against SFP. This second suit regarding Stenger describes abuse by Stenger occurring in 1990's; the first describes abuse by Stenger occurring in the 1960's. So far attorney David Oddo's firm has filed 8 SFP child sexual abuse cases under the Child Victims Act. David is attempting to file all cases as Jane or John Doe so that plaintiffs can remain anonymous. If you were abused by Br. Michael Moran, Robert Stenger or any teacher or staff member at SFP please call David or his Associate, Darren Seilback, at 212-642-0950. David is a former ADA for Nassau County and the Immediate Past President of the NYS Trial Lawyers Association.
Friday, August 16, 2019
READ THE DAILY NEWS ARTICLE ABOUT THE LAWSUITS HERE:
SIX LAWSUITS SO FAR AGAINST SFP
Four lawsuits have been filed so far by attorneys Okun, Oddo, and Babat against Saint Francis Preparatory School under the NY Child Victims Act that went into effect this week. Four plaintiffs allege child sexual abuse by Br. Michael Moran, Br. Dominic Quigley, Br. Joe Mussa, and Br. DeSales Pergola.
The abuse by these Brothers spans four decades.
If you have been abused by an employee of St. Francis Prep please call attorney David Oddo at 212-642-0950.
More lawsuits are coming.
Saturday, June 1, 2019
So...I have been working closely with David Oddo, Esq., who is the President of the New York State Trial Lawyers Association. He's also a former Nassau County Assistant District Attorney. He has been an advocate for the Child Victims Act for years, and he is a good man.
If you are interested in pursuing a claim against St. Francis Prep or any other school, please reach out to him at 212-642-0950. He has already been retained by several former St. Francis Prep students.
Here's the link to his firm's website: https://ooblaw.com/about/david-oddo/
If you need me for any reason, please contact me at Elizabethsorvillo@gmail.com.
Good luck, everybody.
Saturday, May 14, 2016
We first blogged about shady real estate investor Jason Berlin of Venture Pursuit in the summer of 2015, before he was charged with rape: Jason Berlin: Real Estate Panther or Punk?
Well, he pled guilty and is going to state prison in CA for at least five to eight years and must register as a sex offender: Jason Berlin Guilty of Rape
In case you are interested, here is is original blog about the night he raped the woman who pressed charges against him: Jason Berlin's rape blog
What a disgusting, evil man. Thank God he is going to jail.
We get emails from all over the country from homeowners being contacted by Venture Pursuit. Usually, a man named Eddie Goss, who is Venture Pursuit's "Acquisition Specialist" will call a homeowner out of the blue and make an offer. What seems to be happening is that the homeowner will Google Venture Pursuit, and find our previous blog about Jason Berlin. The homeowner will then write to us and ask if they should even entertain the offer.
Given this man's track record, would you?
Jason Berlin's sentencing is in May. We will keep you posted.