January 17, 2011 A. Fork prosecutor offers Andy plea bargain (NO jail and one year probation). Andy said no thank you. WHY? because Andres Esquivel is innocent!
Apparently he changed his mind:
This morning Andy Esquivel plead “No Contest” to Class B Misdemeanor Digital Harassment charges (case#101101231) in Utah District Court. Andy was ordered to pay a $250 fine ($50 per month for five months beginning April 1st) and to break no further state, local, or federal laws for a period of 12 months. A full case update can be found here [PDF].
WE ALL WILL PROVE EVERYTHING 02/17/2012 9:30AM AT AMERICAN FORK! Steve, Shar, Allen, Gene, Denise, Jake, John, Ron and more
Today Andy, Steve, Shar, Gene, Denise, Jake, Ron and the gang proved…NOTHING!!! It was a little anti-climactic to he honest. Andy sent me 50 threatening emails over the course of 18 months. He probably sent more actually, but I configured my email server to block all his messages so I have no idea. As a result of his threatening spam, Andy was ordered to pay the state of Utah $5 per email. That’s one expensive Gmail account!
Just uploaded details of the “plea in abeyance” which Andy’s attorney negotiated with the court on February 6th. It stipulates that the plea stands in abeyance for six months on the condition that Andy break no further laws in that period and pays a supervisory fee of $300 and all court costs. A link to the minutes of the hearing can be found here [PDF].
I know this will come as a SHOCK to some of you reading this blog, but Andy Esquivel recently posted a new YouTube video in which he claims that (get this) Xtagged wasn’t a scam after all!
Wow, what a relief! I had no idea. Damn, well I guess Andy can fire Michael Holje now and we can all go home…NOT!!!
As ‘proof’ for his assertion that Xtagged wasn’t a scam, Andy points to a password protected link on his Wiser Technology tombstone website which he says contains documents which PROVE that even though Xtagged never legally existed, it somehow legally existed – did you follow that? No? Ok, let’s try again…
In order for a company to legally exist, it must be registered with the Secretary of State of the state in which is chooses to do business. Oh, and it should probably have a business license to go with that registration. Xtagged, Inc. never had a business license, and was never registered in either Colorado or Utah. That means Xtagged Inc. never existed except in the imagination of Andy Esquivel.
Just to be clear for those of you who are still confused: just because Andy Esquivel pretends that a company exists, that doesn’t make it so. 😉
So, Andy has these fraudulent documents which he claims prove the impossible, but they’re hidden behind a password protected link that he’s only given to the multitudes of journalists, who couldn’t care less about him because none of them ever show up to any of his court hearings, and he expects those of us who aren’t out of our minds to believe him? …uh-huh, that’s what I said.
Anyway, in Andy’s video, he goes on and on about how he warned everybody that Xtagged wasn’t fake (as if that somehow makes the company real) and points to an email he sent in which he tells everybody this months ago. He even claims to have told the SEC (by which he means the Utah department of Securities). Gee, I wonder why the Davis County Prosecutor decided to go ahead with the case when Andy had sent out this email saying he wasn’t a scam after all? The Utah Department of Securities investigator must feel like a fool for missing Andy’s email telling him that the whole investigation was a waste of time. All Andy has to do is show that warning email to the Judge on the 21st and I’m sure it’ll all be over. Good luck with that Andy!
Esquivel even digs out an old email my mother wrote when she was still completely delusional and hanging on Andy’s every word. My mother later apologized for the email and admitted that everything in it was a lie, but that doesn’t deter Andy. Beckie even tried to make up for her part in Andy’s various scams by sending hundreds of pages of incriminating documents to be used against Andy in his pending fraud case (see Beckie Speaks for a sample), but again Andy is undeterred.
All-in-all it’s a pretty sad video. Andy is obviously out of steam and grabbing at straws to try to save his pride. I guess facing felony fraud charges and an eminent indictment can really weigh on a guys psyche. No matter, it’ll all be over soon. All Andy has to do is plead ‘guilty’ and he might be able to avoid spending the next several years in a Utah state prison.
…or he can just go into hiding for ten years like he did when he was charged with 2nd degree felony burglary of a dwelling in Weber county back in 1988 and just hope the whole thing blows over before he’s 50.
Logan Laws has just returned form his mission! He arrives just in time to testify against Andy Esquivel – if Andy’s lawyer isn’t able to negotiate a plea deal before the trial starts.
Logan bought .5% of the fictional company “Xtagged, Inc.” from Andy Esquivel for $2500 – which he borrowed from Ryion Butcher. Logan’s father was able to pressure Andy into returning the money by threatening to turn him over to the authorities press charges for fraud (ironic when you think about it). Andy was only able to come up with the cash by conning it out of a gullible dork named Shar Jenkins in Denver. Logan then returned the money to Ryion.
All of this is of course documented and the prosecutor has all the details. Logan has stated that he intends to tell his side of the story at trial. It should be interesting. How low can a con artist go, scamming money from a 19 year old kid? Andy deserves what’s coming to him.
Is anyone else still wondering why Xtagged.com still redirects to Bump.com in spite of the fact that the Bump people have made it clear numerous times that they have absolutely no affiliation with Xtagged.com, Andy Esquivel, Wiser Technology, Karma Cause, or any other scam Andy is running? I’m just curious what Andy thinks he’s accomplishing by linking to a company that doesn’t know or care that he exists and that he claims to be suing.
Seem retarded to anyone else?
Daryl,BUMP has NO affiliation and NEVER has had any affiliation with Xtag, BUMP is not being sued by xtag.—Best Regards,Andrew PhippsBUMP.com1295 Prospect St
La Jolla, CA 92037
Director of Business Intelligence
Andy’s attorney notified the court this week that he needed more time. A new preliminary hearing data has therefore been scheduled for March 21st @ 2:30pm. Here’s the latest case update [PDF]. Odds are Michael Holje will spend the next month negotiating such a plea bargain on Andy’s behalf and advising his client to take whatever he can get.
Just to illustrate how the Wiser con works, here’s an image of a pair of MYVU Solo EV video glasses (top image) and an image from the Wiser technology website of the Wiser Eyes HD video glasses Andy pretends to manufacture. Notice the uncanny resemblance between the to!
Only an idiot could look at these two images and take Andy Esquivel seriously. Aside from the obvious Photoshop work on Image #2, it is clearly the same photo. No wonder Andy is on trial for fraud!
Notice what a terrible job Andy did blocking the “MYVU SOLO PLUS EV” label from the black space above the glasses? You can still see the black box he drew to cover it up…pathetic!
Andy’s attorney successfully negotiated a plea deal with Bountiful City in case #091800357. Andy plead “Guilty” to one charge of “Disorderly Conduct” and the “Fail to Appear” charge was dropped. As noted earlier, Andy was ordered to pay a $300 fine on the disorderly and given three months to pay. The full case update with final disposition may be found here [PDF]. The fine in this case was the same one John Steer was forced to pay by Utah state “Gotcha check” when he filed his tax returns in 2010 [PDF]. John also plead “Guilty” to a single count of “Disorderly Conduct” in 2009 [PDF].
There is no record of Andy “suing” the city for “racism” or anything else which Andy has claimed over the years. In the end, all Andy’s stories about Bountiful city came to naught.
I’ve uploaded a scanned copy of the fraudulent documents Andy Esquivel used to scam Georgia Brady out of $50,000. The docs were drawn up by Georgia’s attorney and her son Gene Allen Brady helped facilitate the scam. The documents are notarized and would be fine except for one tiny detail which Georgia’s lazy attorney never bothered to check: the company listed on the documents “Xtagged, Inc.” never legally existed. These documents are evidence of fraud, however Georgia’s brainless son convinced her not to press charges against Andy so that he could continue to be Andy’s friend.
Here’s a link to the document [PDF].
…and here’s Georgia Brady’s response to the way Andy jerking her around after stealing her money:
April 9, 2010
To Whom It May Concern:
Last week, Andy set up a meeting with me, our lawyer and Steven K. McCormic for yesterday in Sandy, Utah at 11:00 a.m. As usual, he didn’t keep his commitment and is still jerking us around.
What is it going to take to get all of you to understand that Allen and I have the right as part owners of Xtagged to know who all the new owners are, the name and contact information of your lawyer so we can send the proper paper work to him that will show we legally own part of Xtagged? I know that Andy is blocking our every efforts so you don’t find out what a
liar he is. Like it or not, Andy has committed fraud and if you continue to protect him, you will be part of his fraud game and guilty by association according to the law.
Now, we can get this information peacefully and professionally or we can get it the hard way. Your choice. If I don’t get this information for my lawyer within the next 24 hours, Andy and Xtagged plus everyone associated with him will be turned over to the Federal Division of Securities for fraudulent activities Monday morning. Andy has done fraudulent business in 5 or 6 states, making it a Federal offense. Not only will they get our information for us but Andy will end up in prison again.
So, do we do this peacefully and professionally or the hard way? Your choice – 24 Hours!
Please email the information to Georgia. Thank you.
Today Andy Esquivel’s attorney reached a plea deal on his Bountiful disorderly conduct charge. Andy is being fined $300 (the same as John Steer) and must pay $100 per month beginning on March 1st. The final case disposition has not yet been filed, but here is the case status [PDF] as of this writing and the notice of the fine and payment arrangement details [PDF].
So Andy has to pay $300 for getting his butt kicked in Bountiful three years ago – good for him! It’s a shame he didn’t take care of this back in 2009 so he could have avoided having Allen pay $750 to keep him out of jail all this time. He might also have been able to avoid paying an attorney to negotiate on his behalf. $200/hour is a lot to pay someone to clean up after you.
We just added a “Beckie Speaks” tab to the blog where I intent to post as many of Rebecca Dunn’s anti-Xtagged documents as possible. Beckie was formerly the pretended CEO of Andy’s various scams. She eventually came to her senses and realized that Andy is a con man and Xtagged / Wiser are scams. She’s still a little delusional, but her documents add a lot of color to Andy’s operations and state of mind.