Michael Alexander and Marc Tow, Newport Beach Investment Partners, Outed as Con Men

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Michael Alexander
Newport Beach investor Mike Alexander was portrayed as hero a few years back for acquiring and planning to rehabilitate hundreds of foreclosed residences in Detroit. Now that many similar deals have turned to merde in Cleveland, he is being portrayed as a scam artist who once went by another name and faked his own death. Google the name of Alexander's partner, Marc Tow, and up pops blogs and websites from victims exposing the Western State University-trained lawyer--and leasee of many Birch Street offices in Newport Beach--as another con man.

Attention is back on the pair thanks to an ongoing Cleveland television news investigation into EZ Access Funding, Tow and Alexander's Newport Beach-based business that pulled off a scam involving 129 foreclosed properties in the Forest City.

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Marc Tow
When the heat came down, Tow told investors, the California Bar Association and others that he moved to Kansas. But reporters from Cleveland's ABC affiliate found him in Newport Beach, where he claimed he just happened to be visiting relatives. On camera, Tow admitted that he and Alexander scammed Cleveland.

In a follow-up, Chief Investigator Ron Regan traveled to North Carolina, where in 1987 Alexander, then working as a used-car lot owner and going by Michael Pedwell, disappeared. When he did not show up to pick up his wife and another couple for a cruise on his ski boat, she called authorities. Search and rescue teams spent two days in the waters off Wrightsville Beach, where debris from the capsized boat was found, but no body was located.

Pedwell/Alexander was about to be declared dead by drowning, but then authorities discovered something right out of the Coen Brothers' Fargo: strange transactions regarding a Ferrari and Mercedes-Benz Pedwell had reported stolen and filed insurance claims on. He was later pulled over in Ohio driving with another woman, having shaved off his beard and mustache and dyed his black hair blond. He was later sentenced to five years probation for insurance fraud, and in her divorce filing his wife accused him of draining $237,000 from their joint accounts and stealing her valuable jewelry, luggage and other personal items.

Alexander has found himself in hot water here in California. In 2004, while he listed a Solana Beach address, he admitted to the Securities and Exchange Commission that he had engaged in mortgage fraud. He was ordered to surrender $1.29 million and pay a $500,000 fine. In 2006, the California Department of Corporations ordered Alexander and others to stop selling EWorldPartners.com franchises.

Warrants for Tow's arrest were issued by Cleveland's housing court in August 2010. That same month, a vacant home on West 83rd Street in that city exploded. EZ Access had acquired the foreclosed property two years before.

Alexander was propped up as a hero for the underclass that same year in a CNN Money report from Detroit, where EZ Access had acquired 250 foreclosed or distressed residences. According to the Cleveland TV reporters, he's now sunning himself back in our neck of the woods. One wonders what name he'll choose next.

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guest123
guest123

Please email me at carminefreda@yahoo.com and i can share with you the theft by the employees and contractors of Tow He is not an angel but not a criminal. My expert thinks he is the victim

guest99
guest99

The facts are the facts. I have seen hundreds of forged check.How can all these people live so large and Tow be the crook. Mejia 300k in cars and thousands in the ban she recently forged deeds in Detroit and go her best friend to forge notary.. Alexander 750 BMW and hundreds thousands in cash ask Rosa Flores she will tell you.Why have all these people lived life large Tow signatures are and where forged and the police know who did it

Tow is guilty of trusting people and treating them like family and being stupid about it but not a master crook

Ha
Ha

Ha.  So Tow is whining and complaining that some people stole the money that he stole.  TOo funny. "Im a victim, they stole the money I stole'

Lee
Lee

Royecooper and Olliegoff are one and the same- the crooked mastermind criminal Marc Tow pretending to be other than he is all over the internet to try to defend himself which he cannot because the fact is, Marc Tow, you are a con, a crook and a criminal with no conscience. 

Becky
Becky

Marc R Tow WAS NOT A VICTIM.  Marc R. Tow is CROOK MASTER.  MICHAEL ALEXANDER IS A VICTIM.  Michael just free labor for Marc R. Tow company of EZ Access Funding.  Marc has reputation taking advantage of a lot of people and use them as pion for his devil mind for taking their money.   Royecooper is Marc itself or people who Marc hired to lie on this site.  People who work with you never stole anything from you except Marc Tow.

Royecooper
Royecooper

Marc Tow didn't scam anyone. He was a pawn and lost everything. The scammers stole everything Tow owned and his good work. the scammers where and are the team the Alexander brought in to do things and forge documents. Tow was the victim of forgery and embezzlement

Long
Long

If Marc Tow is not lin Kansas, and he is in Newport Beach, then he must still be operating his scams.  For if the California State Bar disbarred him, why is his law website still in operation, and he is actively marketing himself all over the internet as a lawyer?  His website: http://www.towlawbankruptcy.co... is still operating.  He is all over the internet offering his legal services.    This must be this be brought to the State bar's attention, or citizens of Orange County should file in court a Cease and Desist order from a judge to have Marc Tow take down his website as well as refrain from advertising and marketing himself as still a lawyer..

Royecooper
Royecooper

Marc R Tow was a victim. He is the victim of Michael Aexander as others, he lost his career, his money more than others, He lost his health. He lost his business Marc R Tow is cupable and his got enrolled in the same trap the love Michael Alexander trap. Michael Alexander is living life large and he uses others to take the fall for him. I have seen records and it appears the documents purported to be signed b Marc R Tow are a forgery and the investors who bought homes all had personal relationships with Michael Alexander and Michael Alexander sold them on the dream and him alone Michael Alexander is the bad guy and as in the past he uses others to take his fall and responsibility. He hire con men like David Brownstone to get him leverage I find no evidence that Tow knew about AlexanderMarc R Tow is guilty of giving others a second chance and a fresh start. He is a kind guy who cares  about others. Michael Alexander and his crew took advantage.

Erin Baldwin
Erin Baldwin

Erin Baldwin tried to warn people about Marc Tow and EZ Access Funding back in 2009 but the State Bar and CA Dept. of Real Estate was making too much money off it so shut down her blog instead.  See more details:  "Marc Tow Victims – EZ Access Funding – Blame the CA State Bar and CA Dept. of Real Estate":http://cacorruptionwatch.wordp...

guest99
guest99

call me at my tustin office to talk i am a real guy and have ral advice and knowledge lee

guest99
guest99

you are soo wrong. Tow if he is a mastermind he would be rich and he has nothing but the staff and scavengers are very rich hundreds of thousands of dollars. How does a secretary with an unemployed husband pay for a 300 person sweet 16 party , stealing form Tow. How does Lockwood live large and pay 180k for her kids education stealing from Tow

guest99
guest99

call darian shew and he will show you forged checks for millions and other record

guest99
guest99

wrong Becky Tow was the front man for of forgery and bad deeds and was asleep and trusted people. Every Friday Maritza Mejia would go get cash and share it with the staff thousands of dollars she forged his name in April on deeds. She is a forger andfa future felon

Novaton2005
Novaton2005

you can read his disbarment case on the CA Bar site.  He's a scumbag along with Alexander

olliver
olliver

 go ask Tow to represent you if you find him he will tell you is is not an attorney and doesn't practice law

Olliegoff
Olliegoff

i know Marc Tow. He had a bad very bad staff and they ran him ragged and gave him  the run around and i wouldn't be supprised if they stole from him everyday these employees where not nice people

guest99
guest99

Erin talk to Tow you can find him

guest99
guest99

Tow disbarment was about 2 clients and these clients got their money. the truth is Lockwood admitted that she misdirected the money,. I was at the lunch and i heard her say that she did it and was in tears. This was the beginning of Lockwood and her group being uncovered I got the booty from Lockwood. If i shut up about her, she shut up about me and my theft

Royecooper
Royecooper

Tow is a victim. The posts here and others are by contractors and consultants who forged and stole money. If you want to recover sue Nancy Lockwood, Ashish Patel, Maritza Mejia, Lisa Usseman, Laila Laine Michael Alexander, Al Cohen and Janice Young. They are all living large trips bars parties new cars new homes. They embezzled from all the deals Tow did. tow is guilty  of being a sap for trusting them. Tow is naive but not a criminal. I have checks with fingerprint you can get them the fingerprints match the staff

Lai
Lai

Olliegoff - eerr - Marc Tow, you are the one who took advantage of your unsuspecting employees and used them to hide your crimes using their names to front your businesses.  You used your staff to get what you wanted and you used their names as a front, while you were the mastermind. First hand knowledge.

guest99
guest99

matt talk to Tow and ask him question great screen play you can find him on State Bar

Ollie
Ollie

 The person responding is Laila Laine the cousin of Vanessa Bryant Kobies wife. I have checks she signed in the name of others for cash and to herself. You stole money from my business and stole my form people to drink and party. I  bought Tows records from storage and have records that you filed unemployment while getting a paycheck she forged. she did this with Martiza Mejia, Nancy Lockwood,Devin Rockefeller, Ashish Patel and Lisa Usseman. You are a forger and you area criminal come visit me  and i will show you the truth.

guest
guest

The staff of Marc R Tow forged checks and stole money from Marc R Tow. They forged signatures and partied hard for their own benefit, Nancy Lockwood stole 3,000,000 and Maritza Mejia stole 2,000,000 Michael Alexander stole all the Ez Acess money Tow is broke and alone

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