|Anthony Tuan Nguyen|
|Anthony Tuan Nguyen JD CPA Tuan Nguyen aka Anthony Nguyen aka Tony Nguyen Horrible Lawyer Zero Knowledge on Estate Planning Fraudster Internet |
|18th of Jun, 2011 by User335250 |
|I was referred to Tuan Anthony Nguyen aka Tony Nguyen for an estate planning matter. I should have known better. A lawyer who puts Esq. after his name and on his Ferrari license plate (which was paid for by his wife's family) is trouble. Anthony T Nguyen went to a third tier unaccredited law school and graduated about 5 or 6 years ago. But that does not matter since he never really practiced. I hope he is a better accountant than lawyer. Nguyen did absolutely no analysis of our estate plan. He recommended family limited partnerships and irrevocable insurance trusts, but his work product according to real attorneys that I had review his documents were the kind of stuff you get from Nolo press or legal zoom - horrible boilerplates. Nguyen could not admit that he did not know what he was doing, and instead of refunding the $5,000, he threatened to sue me and report me to the IRS and FBI, claiming that I had approached him to find ways to avoid taxes. Obviously, these were lies. This guy has no shame. When my lawyers looked him up, it was clear that he is a seriel litigant. Tuan Nguyen has been in at least 50 lawsuits in Orange County alone. He has also been written up in papers and it is not pretty. This guy is a bully and a fraudster in my view. If you come across him and are considering any business with this guy, do some thorough background, and you will find what I have uncovered. He also claims to be tied to congressmen and state politicians. Big deal - even if it is true.|
|The tone of this letter appears to come from someone who has a grudge against Mr. Nguyen, or was in a legal battle with him. I guess if I search all the lawsuits Mr. Nguyen was involved, and your name and your company's name repeatedly came up as one of the parties in the lawsuits, then you must be the guy writing this message. If you were dissatisfied with his services, go to the state bar or sue him for malpractice to recover your $5, 000. That was a lot of money. Many lawyers will recover that for 20% of that.|
If you know him and his family that well and if you know he went to a third/fourth tier law school, why went to him. I know people who went to top tier/ivy league law school and try so many times and are unable to pass the California bar. Kudo to someone who went to a low tier law school and passed the bar exam!
Beware! Tuan Nguyen is a very common Vietnamese names!
|This complaint is interesting!|
As suggested by the writers of this post, I went to the Orange County court website (occourts.org) and the internet to check and here are the findings:
I looked for Mr. Tony Tuan Nguyen, CPA and Esq. because there are so many Tuan Nguyen, Tony Nguyen and Anthony Nguyen (a common Vietnamese name) there was ONE lawsuit filed by Mr. Tony Tuan Nguyen, CPA, Esq. against Hiep Trinh, Tony Vanetik, Yuri Vanetik and Mitch Ngo for some sort of investment stock fraud (30-2008-00113558-CU-BC-CJC).
There were three lawsuits filed against Tony Tuan Nguyen, CPA, Esq., by Hiep Trinh (30-2010-00392585-CU-FR-CJC); by Yuri Vanetik (30-2009-00117093-CU-DF-CJC); by NRG Resources, Inc. (owned by Hiep Trinh, Tony Vanetik, Yuri Vanetik and others) (30-2010-00368722-CU-BT-CJC). These lawsuits were connected to the lawsuit filed by Mr. Tony Tuan Nguyen, CPA, Esq. against these individuals. These lawsuits appear to be retaliatory, bullying and intimidating lawsuits against Mr. Nguyen.
Far from being a serial litigant, there was only ONE lawsuit filed by Mr. Tony Tuan Nguyen, CPA, Esq. On the contrary, there are so many lawsuits connected to Hiep Trinh, Tony Vanetik and Yuri Vanetik. Who is the real serial litigant?
Interestingly, the State of California also sued Hiep Trinh, Tony Vanetik, Mitch Ngo, NRG Resources, Inc. and Turan Petroleum, Inc. for some sort of investment stock fraud connected to these cases. (30-2010-00389990-CU-SL-CJC). The Court even issued an injunction order against these people for violating California securities laws.
Talking about having ties to or being a friend of politicians, Mr. Nguyen is no where a friend of politicians as compared to Hiep Trinh, Yuri Vanetik and Tony Vanetik. A search of www.huffingtonpost.com and www.campaignmoney.com reveals hundreds of thousands of dollars donated by Hiep Trinh, Yuri Vanetik and Tony Vanetik to politicians. Their pictures with politicians are all over the places.
These days, there is no way to know if an internet complaint is genuine or just a place for people to express their personal vendetta.
What a shame!
|I agree with the comments by Conrad. The author of this complaint must have a personal grudge against Mr. Nguyen or is in a lawsuit with Mr. Nguyen. |
If you are not satisfied with your attorney’s services, you don’t write anonymously on the internet about his car license plate; his car was paid by his wife; he went to a fourth tier law school or he was tied to politicians. You write to the State Bar. This is so cheap and petty. The complaint seems so low.
You sue him to refund your fees. People hate attorneys when they don’t do a good job and charge you too much.
Attorneys are ethically prohibited from threatening to report clients to the IRS or FBI. The State Bar will discipline him. The author of the complaint claimed that his attorney threatened to sue him; sue him for what? If his attorney did not do a good job, what can he sue for? More money? This allegation seems so untrue.
The author of the complaint said his attorney threatened to report his tax avoidance to the IRS and the FBI. First of all, you don’t report tax avoidance to the FBI. They don’t care. That is not the FBI’s job. The FBI will investigate investment stock fraud, false promises to take companies public, IPO, Ponzi scheme or stuffs like that. They don’t do taxes.
The author of this complaint deliberately and dishonestly misled the readers by alleging that Tuan Nguyen was a serial litigant involving in 50 lawsuits. Tuan Nguyen is a very common Vietnamese name. A check of the court’s website (www.occourts.org) reveals that these Tuan Nguyens come from different professions, different cities, different ages and different backgrounds. The author dishonors the Vietnamese language by failing to understand that Tuan Nguyen is like John Smith in English. If the author of this complaint is Vietnamese, he really dishonors his parents, his family and his ancestors!
At the suggestion of the author of this complaint, I went out looking for 50 lawsuits that he said, was filed by Mr. Nguyen. So I checked the Orange County court’s website for lawsuits filed by Tony Tuan Nguyen, CPA, Esq., I found only one, but I found three lawsuits filed against Tony Tuan Nguyen, CPA, Esq.. All three lawsuits seem to involve the same parties, Hiep Trinh, Mitch Ngo, Tony Vanetik and Yuri Vanetik.
The author of the complaint said Tuan Nguyen was written up on the net. So I checked. I found two paid press releases, again by Hiep Trinh and NRG Resources regarding their lawsuit against Tuan Nguyen. The names of these people keep coming up. I found one complaint about Tony Nguyen’s tax services that sounded like it was written by the same author of this complaint. I decided to look up Hiep Trinh. Here what I found.
Hiep Trinh was sued for stealing $10, 000 from a disabled bank customer’s while working at a bank in Orange county. (Hank S. Rivera v. Hiep T. Trinh, Case No. 04CC02020. Orange County Superior Court),
Hiep Trinh was sued for investing customer’s funds in a fraud, Ponzi scheme orchestrated by Concord Capital Enterprises and Scott Yoshizuma. This man went to prison. Hiep Trinh was ordered to disgorge $656, 029.97 by the Security and Exchange Commission. He filed for bankcruptcy. (Joseph Aguilar v. Hiep Trinh, Case No. 02CC17493, Orange County Central Justice Center)
Hiep Trinh was banned by the United States Office of Thrift Supervision (OTS) from ever associating, working with any financial institutions for his wrongdoings (OTS order No. SF-01-008, September 7, 2001).
Hiep Trinh was banned by NASD (National Association of Securities Dealers) from associating with any NASD (now FINRA) members. It means he cannot take any company public. (NASD Regulation, Inc. No. C02010024, CRD#2458464)
|Dear clients, friends, colleagues:|
For the past many months someone posing as one of my clients posted fabricated complaints about me on the internet.
The facts, the fees, the works he described were all fabricated, false, and dishonest. I am a one person firm. I know who my clients are. No one fits the client he described. He is a phony and a fraud.
These complaints appear to be written by an angry person holding a grudge against me and/or is somehow related to one of the parties in my investment fraud lawsuit.
I challenge this person to come forward and meet me at the California Board of Accountancy with a tax return I signed. I challenge this person to meet me at the State Bar of California with a will and trust I prepared or a case I represented.
So far he has been hiding like a rat. He is a dishonest and hateful person.
He distorted the facts to retaliate against me. He claimed to have met me at a fund-raising and became my client. I invited two persons to one fund-raising and I know exactly who they were. I never got any clients from any fund-raising. These accusations were baseless, false, hateful and dishonest.
He distorted the truth to claim I was involved in more than 50 lawsuits because my Vietnamese name is Tuan Nguyen. Tuan Nguyen is name for tens of millions of Vietnamese.
If this person is Vietnamese, he has lost his Vietnamese heritage. He is a disgrace to his family, his parents, his ancestors and his Vietnamese race.
In October 2008, I filed a lawsuit against Mitch Ngo, Hiep Trinh, Tony Vanetik, and Yuri Vanetik for investment stock fraud involving my $200, 000 investment in oil fields in Kazakhstan. (30-2008-00113558-CU-BC-CJC). These people then filed lawsuits against me for defamation, slander and libel.
On July 23, 2010 Hiep Trinh sued Tuan Nguyen for more than $300, 000 (30-2010-00392585-CU-FR-CJC). He dismissed with prejudice his case in less than two months on September 17, 2010.
On January 9, 2009 Yuri Vanetik sued Tuan Nguyen (30-2009-00117093-CU-DF-CJC). He dismissed with prejudice his case in less than five months on May 28, 2009.
On April 30, 2010 NRG Resources, Inc. sued Tuan Nguyen (30-2010-00368722-CU-BT-CJC) for $5, 000, 000.00. I won most of the causes of actions. It appealed to the California Appellate Court and then dismissed with prejudice the appellate case and the Superior Court case on July 18, 2011.
There are close to 50 Vietnamese investors in Turan Petroleum, Inc. and NRG Resources, Inc.
At one time there were 43 shareholders/investors suing these people for fraud and other causes for their investment in Turan Petroleum and/or NRG Resources, Inc.
Twenty of these investors/plaintiffs are Vietnamese.
And Hiep Trinh, Yuri Vanetik and NRG Resources, Inc. alleged that I defamed them in Vietnamese newspapers and the Orange County Register.
Hiep Trinh through his attorney, John Dolkart, Jr. posted a paid-for press release about his lawsuit against me, with my picture that was cut off from a group picture with him (Hiep Trinh), Yuri Vanetik taken August 10, 2006. This same picture again appears in other internet complaints against me. Only the people in the picture would have access to this picture.
In August 2006, Yuri Vanetik, a Republican National Committee Eagle Club member, and Hiep Trinh asked me to go to an Eagle Club members’ event at President Bush’s ranch in Crawford, Texas. For a politically lowly person like me I was impressed with Yuri Vanetik’s connections and Hiep Trinh’s connections. I was impressed with the many powerful people they know. I was impressed with their aspirations for powerful political appointments and positions such as ambassadors and cabinet members.
Because of them, I had my picture taken with the president for the first time. This was also the first time I heard of the RNC Eagle Club.
As a Vietnamese in the Little Saigon area, I support any Vietnamese candidates for offices. I do not know any congressman. I have no aspirations for political positions.
I do fairly well for myself with my own labor both financially and professionally. I do not need to impress anybody with any alleged political ties.
Read all the complaints thoroughly. Google all the parties involved. Check all the lawsuits regarding all the parties involved at the court website (www.occourts.org). Check www.huffingtonpost.com and www.campaignmoney.com for all parties involved. Please judge for yourself.
|Does anyone have an update on the state of California lawsuit against Vanetik, trinh and turan petroleum?|
|This is an article appearing in the Orange County Register on August 3, 2012:|
Hiep The Trinh, 45, of Fullerton, faces as much as 20 years in prison and a $100, 000 fine on charges of racketeering, fraudulent sale of securities, false pretenses, violations of the Michigan Securities Act and sale of fraudulent stock.
Trinh was a former insider at Irvine-based PEMG and among those who first claimed wrongdoing at the company before its dramatic collapse in April 2009.
PEMG founder Danny Pang committed suicide in September 2009 while awaiting trial on federal charges of structuring cash transactions to avoid reporting requirements. Trinh told the Wall Street Journal in April 2009, shortly before PEMG’s collapse, that Pang was “a consummate liar.”
But by then Trinh was already in trouble with California authorities, facing civil charges that echo his current criminal problems in Michigan.
Michigan Attorney General Bill Schuette charged that Trinh targeted the Vietnamese community in Michigan, using longstanding ties there to sell stock in a high-tech company, NRG.
The pitch: Buy early, get in on “the ground floor” before the initial public offering.
The reality, according to the AG: The company didn’t exist. Trinh was pocketing investors’ money to support an extravagant lifestyle, including luxury cars, jewelry, a multimillion-dollar home and gambling junkets to Las Vegas where he would wine and dine potential victims.
Between November 2005 and October 2008, Schuette alleged, Trinh sold $750, 000 in fake stock to 11 victims.
Trinh was arrested June 11 by Fullerton police. He is free on $50, 000 bail. He will be arraigned Sept. 25 in Eaton County District Court.
In the California civil case, filed in April 2009, the state Department of Corporations charged Trinh and associates Tony Vanetik and Mitch Ngo with selling unregistered stock in NRG Resources Inc. and Turan Petroleum Inc.
Between June 2005 and December 2008 they sold $7 million in NRG stock and $2.6 million in Turan stock, much of it to Vietnamese-Americans in Orange County, all of it based on the false promise that the companies would soon go public.
According to the Department of Corporations complaint, Trinh failed to tell investors that in 2001 he had been permanently barred from associating with any National Association of Securities Dealers (now the Financial Industry Regulatory Authority) member for converting $10, 000 of a customer’s money to his own use. He also failed to disclose that the federal Office of Thrift Supervision had barred him from ever associating with certain banking institutions, based on similar findings.
Trinh settled with the state, consenting to an injunction barring him from violating California securities laws, in February 2011.
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