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Jon Lampel
22nd of Jun, 2011 by steel007
I was introduced to Jonathan Lampel (Leasequip Inc) by my client 4 months ago. Mr. Lampel convinced my client he would provide an equipment lease for 5M.

Mr. Lampel required a $10,000.00 deposit and guaranteed to send an appraiser to the project within 3 weeks. After 4 months of phone calls, e-mails, and weekly updates he never produced an appraiser or any contact information.

He refuses to return the deposit and upon further investigation we have found criminal charges filed against him and probation information filed in LA.

Mr. Lampel is nothing more than another fee scammer. Hopefully this post will provide future potential clients of Leasequip and Jonathan Lampel with enough information to avoid his deceptive trade practices and move on to more credible sources.

Any questions regarding this post can be sent to
[email protected]

by HudsonCapital September 10, 2010 10:41 AM


Up front fees in a lease? The only time those are collected is when docs are signed. What was the collateral? What was the fee for?
by Rabalicious September 10, 2010 12:28 PM


The fees we supposed to be for hiring an appraiser and money for Leasequip to complete their so called due diligence. I did find additional information on Jonathan Lampel and Leasequip for the LA District Attorneys office.

In People v. Jonathon Lynn Lampel (Case No. LAC BA116043), Jonathon Lampel owned a company called LeasEquip, Incorporated, that would find investors willing to put up the purchase price of equipment needed for a small business to get started.

Lampel would collect the lease payments of the
equipment for the small businesses and pass them on to the investor. Investors would secure their loans by obtaining an assignment of the lease from Lampel.

The problem was that many of the lease agreements, shown to the investors to get them to invest, were not real or had been assigned to someone else. Lampel was using money from new investors to keep older investors from finding out their leases were never made. Current losses are approximately $240,000.

by HudsonCapital September 10, 2010 12:37 PM


Any up front fees for equipment leasing is a scam. Usually for new equipment, the leasing company uses the invoice from the provider as value.
by psc September 10, 2010 12:52 PM


This was existing RDO fuel plant equipment worth around 10-15M. Jonathan Lampel was contracted to provide a 5M lease for that equipment. We signed contracts with him June 4 2010.

He was to provide an appraiser on location for the evaluation of the equipment. No appraiser was ever provided and he refuses to give us the appraisers contact information. Fortunately we kept every communication with Lampel and Leasequip and are currently seeking legal remedies for securing funds under false pretenses.

by HudsonCapital September 10, 2010 1:12 PM


Appraiser??? If you mean a condition report and a couple of photos. The sales rep for the leasing company should be taking care of that. Sorry man. Sounds like you were getting scammed.
by Rabalicious September 10, 2010 4:35 PM


Just found out the Jonathan Lampel lives in a local hotel in LA. He is around 65 years old, has no office, no car, doesnt drive, uses taxis to get around and his primary MO is getting money from women.

He received 25K from a local lady and is now trying to convince her to put up more capital. He has many complaints listed with the local DAs office and has no idea of local plans to re-incarcerate him.

This guy is a thief and will tell you anything you need to hear to fund his continued existence. Hopefully the state will be paying for his continued room and board for his second conviction and 25 years.

by HudsonCapital September 14, 2010 3:09 PM


Hudson-If he's reading your posting I guess he knows now that the LA district attorney is investigating him. Nice job Sherlock
by trustdeedinvestor September 14, 2010 4:20 PM


Hey Trustdeedinvestor. We know he is reading these post. We get conformation of this every day from others contacting us. This isnt new information for Lampel.

Jonathan Lampel shows his office address as 9911 West Pico Blvd in LA on documents he provided for signature by our clients. After several communications with the building owners Mr. Lampel never had an office in this building.

The building manager reports that she was questioned by investigators two years ago about Mr. Lampel and that he was reporting this building as his office location at that time. We are supplying documents to the building owners as well as others that are continuing to contact us about Mr. Lampel.

We are now receiving e-mails and phone calls daily about Mr. Lampel and his history of financial deception with other clients and companies while building additional evidence and documents. We appreciate Mortgage Grapevine for their ability to make these continuing post public to all internet search engines.

This in itself is a useful tool in eradicating these bottom feeders from our profession which has suffered long enough from fee scammers and criminals posing as brokers and financial gurus.

I will continue to make all information public as we confirm the incoming claims, documents, and evidence.

As far as Lampel is concerned, I think he skinned his last cat.

Thank you to everyone who is reporting additional information in a combined effort to shut Lampel down for good.

[email protected]

by HudsonCapital September 14, 2010 8:53 PM


Whe have found another client through these posting that was also scammed by Lampel. We will call him Client X.

Client X gave Lampel $50,000 a year ago and have the very same report we have. No loan, no documents, and a never ending string of cancelled appointments and closings.

Additionally Lampel was using a lady in LA as his secretary to make client X believe Lampel has an office. Client X has contacted her on several occasions and he was told by Lampel this was his office number when in fact this is her home.

She refuses to do anything else for Lampel as she now knows of his ability to scam clients and she wants no part of it. I have spoken with her on several occasions and she is nothing more than an honest person caught up in more Lampel schemes. She also gets the run around every time she asks Lampel for his suite number to his claimed business address.

If anyone speaks with Lampel ask him for his suite number for his 9911 West Pico Blvd address. He doesnt have one but if he provides a suite number let us know what it is. I am sure you will get yet another excuse as to why he cant provide it.

Client X checked on Lampels background a year ago. He flew Lampel to his business and Lampel claimed his convictions were nothing more than a product of a dispute with his X-wife.

I found the Deputy District Attorney that prosecuted Lampel and received several convictions. If anyone has additional information you can give it to:

Bill Clark
Deputy District Attorney
LA County
[email protected]

It would appear we have enough evidence now to take this to the next step and involve the FBI. Because Lampel is receiving money over state lines we can invoke the Rico Act. This now makes it a federal case and makes it much easier to prove Lampels intent.

Since he is providing false information to clients to gain access to money and never providing what he is contracted for (especially with previous convictions with the same MO) it should be a simple matter to get him off the streets.

by HudsonCapital September 16, 2010 12:59 PM


I'm shocked that Lampel is still out there stealing money.

My father was scammed by Lampel many years ago and was "taken" for approximately $300,000 on supposed equipment leases. My father is the first one to have taken it to Bill Clark (DA)and had Lampel arrested and jailed (unfortunately for too short a time). Lampel has since stopped paying on a judgement awarded my father.

If you want to try and run him down...he has a daughter named ZOE who went to Brentwood School in West Los Angeles and graduated back in approximately 2000. I do not know if she has any contact with the guy. Otherwise...the guy is very slippery.

Mitchell Hersch
by mhersch January 19, 2011 1:43 PM


Hello everyone,
I am here to converse and relay more information on these posts. I am a hire Information Technology Guru for someone that has to remain anonymous because of corporate reasons that Jonathan Lampel at Leasequip RIPPED OFF, STOLE MONEY via BOGUS SERVICES. I am asked to post this info. Anyone that wishes to contact me may do so via this web site.
The links at the bottom will help this web page resolve higher in in search engines and the SEO is what I plan to do along with about 50 other sites I will add the posting to. Have a nice day Jon! You next client may be me or one of my assistants as a set up.

Leasequip Incorporated

Leasequip Incorporated was a corporation registered in the state of California.

It was a domestic corporation, meaning it was formed, as well as registered, in California. Its articles of incorporation were filed on November 30, 1981.

All of Leasequip Incorporated's powers, rights and privileges in the State of California have been suspended. This could have happened because they failed to file a return and/or pay taxes to the California Franchise Tax Board, or because they failed to make certain informational filings with the California Secretary of State. The specific reason for this suspension can be found by ordering a status report from the Secretary of State.

Leasequip Incorporated was a for-profit entity.
Jonathan Lampel
Po Box 67475
Los Angels CA 90067

Registered Agent
Jonathan Lampel
9911 West Pico Boulevard
Los Angeles CA 90035

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by Client X CIO June 20, 2011 9:27 PM

3498 days ago by Steel007
I found the Deputy District Attorney that prosecuted Lampel and received several convictions. If anyone has additional information you can give it to:

Bill Clark
Deputy District Attorney
LA County
[email protected]

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