BENEDICT MORELLI Was Caught in Multi-Million Dollar Loan Fraud Against City National Bank, Duped 3 Banks, FBI Investigates
BENEDICT MORELLI, the notorious 4 foot tall, ambulance chaser midget lawyer that never graduated law school, who also allegedly duped actor Tracy Morgan was caught with committing massive, multimillion dollar bank fraud against City National Bank by simultaneously pledging the same assets with at least four lenders, Manhattan lawsuit charges. City National Bank calls the tiny Morelli Ratner law firm “wearing many badges of fraud“, the lawsuit charges.
“In October 2015, under heavy regulatory scrutiny and severe financial distress, the tiny, notorious Morelli Alters Ratner law firm went out of business…”
The shady Morelli law practice, now run by Benedict Morelli, started a new shop called “Morelli Law Firm” – one of its more than a dozen name changes in the recent memory. The Benedict Morelli fraud has continued till this day…
Benedict Morelli, Morelli Law Firm, dba “Morelli Alters Ratner”, a tiny outfit, big fraud
Morelli Alters Ratner is an obscure outfit headed by three scandal ridden lawyers with colorful backgrounds mixed with a “garden variety of fraudsters” like some bad salads: BENEDICT MORELLI is a loud-mouthed law school drop out that makes a living extorting people; DAVID RATNER, the Benedict Morelli sidekick is the “slave” of the law firm that keeps its books and accounting; JEREMY ALTERS, the aloof partner is based in Miami and is facing disbarment from Florida Bar for embezzling millions of dollars in client trust money, as reported in the Florida Daily Business Review.
“The FBI investigates Morelli Ratner bank fraud, David Ratner, Benedict Morelli Implicated in Criminal Probe.”
“FBI agents in New York and Miami have been investigating serious bank fraud charges against Morelli Alters Ratner, Morelli Law Firm and David Ratner, Benedict Morelli”, an official with City National Bank has confirmed the rumors of possible indictments against the Benedict Morelli gang.
“Benedict Morelli, David Ratner and Morelli Alters Ratner have committed bank fraud, and it is clear from the evidence presented to the court in our fraud charges against these fraudsters,” says a bank official in response to media inquiry. “We are very grateful that the FBI has stepped in to protect our bank depositors and hopefully they will put Benedict Morelli, David Ratner, Martha McBrayer, Morelli Alters Ratner behind bars,” a senior loan officer from City National Bank testified in court against Benedict Morelli.
BENEDICT MORELLI, DAVID RATNER, MORELLI ALTERS RATNER, FBI INVESTIGATION, BANK FRAUD
Morelli Alters Ratner, Fraud, Extortion Exposed
The embattled 4-foot tall ambulance chaser lawyer Benedict Morelli never gets bored getting himself buried in the mud. The latest prosecution against Benedict Morelli, David Ratner for bank fraud charges has joined more than a dozen lawsuits against the tiny law firm and its lawyers Benedict Morelli, David Ratner and Martha McBrayer. Evidence has revealed the shoddy law practices of the obscure Morelli Alters Ranter law firm, a tiny “garage” packed with lies and extortion.
Benedict Morelli, Looming Bankruptcy, Charges of Massive Bank Fraud Defrauding 3 banks
Charges of massive bank fraud, coupled with a long history of filing frivolous lawsuits as seen in Morelli Alters Ratner massive bank fraud, frivolous lawsuit, court sanctions, evidence discovered may just put the 65 year old Benedict Morelli over the edge of bankrupty.
Charges of massive bank fraud against Benedict Morelli, Morelli Alters Ratner, David Ratner, Martha McBrayer are launched by a major national bank. The Morelli “love birds” and their obscure Morelli Alters Ratner law firm are the latest defendants accused of pulling off massive multi-million-dollar bank fraud against the New York Stock Exchange listed City National Bank (NYSE: CYN).
The FBI Investigates Benedict Morelli, David Ratner, Morelli Alters Ratner Bank Fraud
According to the lawsuit, at least 3 banks were duped by Benedict Morelli as the con men Benedict Morelli and David Ratner pledged the same “assets” concurrently with 3 banks, as revealed in testimony from City National Bank officials. Lawyers for City National Bank confirmed the bank is the first lien holder on Morelli’s assets, including a heavily mortgaged house in the Hamptons and a heavily indebted apartment in Florida. In another word, Benedict Morelli, Arlene Morelli siphoned money from City National Bank and moved assets overseas.
Gibson, Dunn & Crutcher, a highly reputed national law firm with more than 1,000 lawyers, filed bank fraud charges again Benedict Morelli, Arlene Morelli, co-conspirators Martha McBrayer, David Ratner and their scandal-riddled Morelli Alters Ratner law firm, claiming millions of dollars in damages to the bank. City National Bank charges the Morelli “gang members” with orchestrating a multi-year money laundering scheme and massive loan frauds. The lawsuit is titled City National Bank AGAINST Morelli Alters Ratner, Benedict Morelli, Arlene Morelli etc. in the Supreme Court of the State of New York.
FBI: Is Morelli Alters Ratner Another Massive Lawyer Fraud?
The bank fraud allegations against Benedict Morelli closely resemble the Ponzi scheme crimes committed by New York lawyer Marc Dreier, a convicted felon in a $200 million bank fraud. FBI agents arrested Dreier and he was criminally charged. Dreier is now in federal prison serving a 20-year sentence.
The bank lawsuit against the Morellis is publicly available in City National Bank sues Morelli Alters Ratner, Benedict Morelli for bank frauds. The bank also provided sworn affidavits from senior bank loan officials, slamming Morelli Alters Ratner and the law firm’s crony lawyers with fraud charges in City National Bank officials testified against Morelli Alters Ratner, Benedict Morelli in bank fraud case.
“The Doomsday” for Morelli Alters Ratner
The serious fraud allegations against Morelli Alters Ratner and its shoddy lawyers may be the beginning of the end, the “doomsday” for the scandal-ridden law firm.
This month, Texas-based Lapolla Industries also sued Morelli Alters Ratner, David Ratner and Benedict Morelli for fabricating court evidence in a two year ordeal that had cost the Dallas company more than $1 million in legal fees defending a fraudulent product liability lawsuit from Morelli. Lapolla seeks to recover its losses and demands court sanctions against Morelli Alters Ratner, Martha McBrayer, Benedict Morelli and David Ratner. The case is active in New York’s Eastern District Federal Court: Lapolla_Industries_Inc_Vs Morelli Alters Ratner – frivolous lawsuit and LAPOLLA INDUSTRIES, INC. Vs Morelli Alters Ratner – Court Sanctions Against David Ratner, Benedict Morelli.
The Fed Investigates: Criminal Implications for Morelli Alters Ratner, Benedict Morelli?
City National Bank officials have notified several state and federal authorities of the massive frauds allegedly committed by Benedict Morelli, David Ratner and the ambulance chaser Morelli Alters Ratner law firm, sources say. Sources say the FBI and Manhattan District Attorney’s office have also been notified of the alleged Morelli frauds.
“We are aware of these types of cases. We do not normally comment on ongoing investigations…” said a spokesman with the Manhattan District Attorney’s office, when reached by telephone seeking comment.
A spokesperson for the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) declined to comment on Benedict Morelli’s bank fraud charges, citing ongoing investigations against Benedict Morelli and the Morelli Alters Ratner law firm.
Benedict Morelli, David Ratner and Arlene Morelli have all declined to go on the record discussing the bank fraud charges against them. There may be signs that possible criminal implications in the bank lawsuit against the Morelli Alters Ratner lawyers could doom the scandal ridden, tiny law firm covered with a lengthy history of fraud.
It’s unclear to what extent Benedict Morelli, Arlene Morelli or the Morelli Alters Ratner law firm have broken criminal laws or if the bank fraud allegations against the Morellis may lead to criminal prosecution. It’s also unclear if or when any member of the law firm may be criminally charged or taken to the Rikers Island prison.
David Ratner, Co-Conspirator, Implicated in the Benedict Morelli Bank Fraud
Morelli Alters Ratner is a small personal injury law firm with only half a dozen lawyers in New York. The obscure outfit is managed by a David Ratner, an equally “dwarf lawyer” standing at 5-foot-2. According to the firm’s website, Ratner is a self-proclaimed “Managing Partner” of the scandal-riddled Morelli Alters Ratner law firm that has a long record of filing frivolous lawsuits, fabricating court evidence and receiving court sanctions. Ratner obviously knows the ins and outs of Morelli Alters Ratner’s shady finances. Ratner, the named partner in the Morelli Alters Ratner law firm, couldn’t be reached to comment on the bank’s fraud allegations and his roles played in the bank fraud.
Martha McBrayer is another Morelli staff implicated in the many troubles of the Morelli Alters Ratner law firm. McBrayer, a lesbian lawyer who was recently caught repeatedly lying to federal court Judge Paul Gardephe in several instances, court transcripts show. The sole member and self-proclaimed head of human resources at Morelli Alters Ratner, McBrayer was named to the position after Benedict Morelli and David Ratner had been sued for sexual harassment by a former paralegal, a poor African-American woman.
MORELLI RATNER PC – NEW YORK DISCRIMINATION ATTORNEY, DAVID RATNER, TOTAL FRAUD
Morelli Alters Ratner — A Pattern of Filing Frivolous Lawsuits, Court Sanctions, Investigation Shows
The latest revelation of alleged bank frauds against Benedict Morelli and the obscure Morelli Alters Ratner law firm follows extensive media exposure about the law firm, resulting in a research article on Morelli Alters Ratner, titled, a lengthy history of frivolous claims and contentions at the Morelli Alters Ratner law firm.
The tiny law firm was founded by tiny “legal giant” Benedict Morelli, a typical ambulance chaser “personal injury” lawyer that makes a living by threatening and extorting people out of money. He is perhaps among some of the shadiest lawyers in America, and he and his Morelli Alters Ratner law firm have a checked regulatory history of filing frivolous lawsuits and fabricating court evidence in courts across the country. The firm is also a target of multiple sanctions by various courts, investigative research reveals.
City National Bank is suing the Morellis to recover several million dollars in defaulted loans and highlights fraudulent conveyances by the Morellis personally, in addition to Morelli Ratner’s fraudulent activity in transferring assets (cases) to Morelli Alters Ratner Law Firm without any consideration paid to Morelli Ratner, P.C. This was allegedly done so that Morelli Ratner, P.C. would evade its creditors.
ZOE BARTHOLOMAY, a paralegal at the scandal ridden Morelli Alters Ratner declined to comment on her affiliation with the fraudulent Morelli Alters Ratner lawyers.
Zoe Bartholomay, DAVID RATNER, Morelli Alters Ratner Fraud Exposed, RED BULL SETTLEMENT
Benedict Morelli, “Lawyer” Never Graduated Law School, Duped Comedian Tracy Morgan
A law school dropout, “lawyer” Benedict Morelli never graduated law school and never earned a law degree from anywhere on earth.
TRACY MOREGAN IS DUPED. LEGAL MORASS, FRAUD CHARGES CLOUD THE TINY MORELLI ALTERS RATNER LAW FIRM
Tracy Morgan may not be aware. The serious bank fraud charges against Benedict Morelli, David Ratner, Martha McBrayer and the obscure Morelli Alters Ratner law firm are on top of a long list many other legal claims against Morelli Alters Ratner and its shameless lawyers that range from them not paying office equipment vendors and office landlords as well as outright lies and fabrication of court evidence, as seen in multiple lawsuits against Benedict Morelli and his crooked lawyers in massive court evidence: Canon Sues Morelli Alter Ratner, Benedict Morelli, David Ratner for not paying office machines ; CIT equipment financing sues Morelli Alters Ratner, Benedict Morelli, David Ratner, Marth McBrayer for not paying leasing equipment bills ; LEAF EQUIPMENT FINANCING SUES DAVID RATNER, MARTHA MCBRAYER, BENEDICT MORELLI, MORELLI ALTERS RATNER FOR DEFAULT ON OFFICE EQUIPMENT PAYMENT ; De Lage OFFICE EQUIPMENT LEASING SUES Morelli Alters Ratner, DAVID RATNER, MARTHA MCBRAYER FOR STEALING OFFICE MACHINES ; 950 Third Avenue Landlord Sues Benedict Morelli, David Ratner, Martha McBrayer, Morelli Alters Ratner for not paying office rent , and DAVID RATNER, BENEDICT MORELLI, MARTHA MCBRAYER, MORELLI ALTERS RATNER SUED FOR SEXUAL HARASSMENT by one of Morelli Alters Ratner’s own paralegals…
Benedict Morelli & David Ratner involved in massive fraud, Morelli Alters Ratner, Shady Finances, Bank Fraud
Just recently, a lawsuit was filed against Morelli Alters Ratner by its landlord accusing the firm of not paying about $100,000 in owed office rent. This is on top of two other lawsuits filed in the New York Supreme Court against the law firm and Benedict Morelli for alleged frauds. Such odd and unethical behavior by these lawyers often indicate deep troubles about a firm gasping for survival, which may often lead to deeper financial troubles and neglect of clients.
Benedict Morelli and the Morelli Alters Ratner law firm may have defrauded the lender City National Bank out of desperation to keep from drowning.
ZOE BARTHOLOMAY, an obscure paralegal at Morelli Alters Ratner, was also implicated in the bank fraud committed by the ambulance chasers of Morelli Alters Ratner.
ZOE BARTHOLOMAY, DAVID RATNER, MARTHA MCBRAYER, Morelli Alters Ratner Fraud LAWYERS Exposed, RED BULL
EXTORTIONIST DAVID RATNER, “Unique” Business Model, “Extortion and Shakedown, a Number’s Game for Ransom”
As typical with ambulance chaser plaintiff’s lawyers, Benedict Morelli’s business model is an act of shakedown and extortion.
Here is how it works: Morelli Alters Ratner law firm allegedly keeps track of a network of tabloid writers who are constantly looking for sensational stories to report. After Morelli Alters Ratner identifies a target with money — ideally a wealthy individual or a reputation-minded company, the law firm then threatens to serve a lawsuit on the rich target hoping people would give in to extortion and write big checks as payoffs.
If the target wouldn’t settle or wouldn’t pay the satisfied amount, the yellow journalists come in and subsequently publish hit articles on the targets to coerce them into settlement. Most people are concerned about “bad publicity” and the costs of litigation. They often pay the ransom to let the matter “go away” — a desired outcome for Morelli. Collusion between tabloid writers and ambulance chaser lawyers is about as old as the existence of the mob.
Morelli Alters Ratner: “Wheels of Extortion Clogged”
Morelli Alters Ratner’s wheels of “threat and extortion” could get seriously “clogged” if the accused refuses to be intimidated. The law firm would have to tap into scarce reserves to litigate a case, which could go for years without any money coming in to the law firm. A failed bet on a case could bankrupt a law firm. Over time, it’s staying power that wins in the end — a battle of minds and financial resources between the ambulance chasers and the wrongfully accused.
It’s reported that Morelli Alters Ratner lost millions of dollars in a failed extortion scheme against pharmaceutical giant Merck. Under pressure to stay afloat, the failed Merck product liability case may have triggered Morelli’s allegedly fraudulent conduct on City National Bank.
In June, Morelli Alters Ratner sued Wal-Mart on behalf of actor Tracy Morgan. Wal-Mart refused to pay a settlement, and the media blew up the story and exposed the fact that Benedict Morelli may have duped Morgan into filing the suit. It turned out Morgan was not told that Benedict Morelli never graduated law school. As Wal-Mart waits patiently for Morgan to recover from the trucking accident, the actor’s prospect of squeezing money out of the retail giant gets dimmer by the day. Morelli used Tracy Moran as free advertising — a common practice among sensational lawyers putting on lousy “Broadway” shows.
DAVID RATNER, MARTHA MCBRAYER, MORELLI ALTERS RATNER, MIDGET LAWYERS, VERY SHORT on the law
Benedict Morelli, David Ratner, Martha McBrayer and the Morelli Alters Ratner law firm were recently exposed by the media as fitting the description of “5 signs of identifying some of the worse lawyers in America.”
The drum beat is on Morelli Alters Ratners … Investigations continue.
Anne-Sofie Naslund, a Swedish tabloid reporter has declined to comment on this story. Anne-Sofie Naslund’s cocaine use history has also been documented.