The following are references to some claims of ADA abuse and possible fraudulent claims. The information is from other publications and is informational only. We make no claims regarding the truth or falsity of any reported information.
99-questionable ADA cases are dismissed as fraudulent as reported.
New Mexico judge dismisses 99 ADA lawsuits as fraudulent. As reported, one of the attorneys behind the hundreds of disability lawsuits sweeping the southwest U.S., including Colorado, gave up her law license over allegations of professional misconduct. Sharon Pomeranz filed 99 cases on behalf of Alyssa Carton who uses a wheelchair. A federal judge in New Mexico dismissed all of them after they were deemed frivolous. In a court hearing in Albuquerque in May, Carton admitted under oath that the cases were frivolous. She also admitted that she did not fully understand how the lawsuit-filing model worked. Pomeranz repeatedly lied under oath about the existence of the contracts, only to later admit they existed. The Disciplinary Board of the Supreme Court in New Mexico levied charges against Pomeranz earlier this week. In all, she faces seven counts related to professional misconduct. Among the charges, she’s accused of knowingly making false statements in court; engaging in conduct involving dishonesty, fraud, deceit or misrepresentation; and failing to abide by her client’s decisions and keeping her client informed. For more details on the charges click here:
Rodolfo De Hoyos was arrested for ADA scam.
An article on the news concerns a man in Tustin County who allegedly has attempted to obtain money from property owners and businesses based on alleged violations of the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA). It is alleged that he has been charged with various crimes. The allegations may or may not be true. Here is what is reported by City News Service:
A 55-year-old Wildomar man allegedly posed as an advocate for the disabled community while demanding payments up to $10,000 from small businesses he accused of violating the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA). He, Rodolfo De Hoyos (DeHoyos), was arrested on April 30, 2015, by Tustin police. It is claimed that DeHoyos ran a scam on more than 50 businesses, police said, netting himself over $140,000.
It is alleged DeHoyos identified himself as the owner of ADA Advocates and Consulting, DeHoyos is alleged to have claimed violations of the ADA and asked for settlements. It is alleged that DeHoyos was never denied access. He was initially charged with 10 counts of extortion (related to ADA claims) by letter and 10 counts of second-degree burglary. Later 68 counts of extortion (related to ADA claims) by letter, one count of grand theft and one count of money laundering were added.