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Scams Gamblingforums.com Owner is Michael Emilio Rodriguez (criminal + confirmed liar)

#1
If you are looking for Michael Emilio Rodriguez, you aren't alone. He has numerous people looking for him including an ex-girlfriend he left alone with his child. Michael has fled to SPAIN and has been living there for some time.

Here are older photos of him:
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The owner of gamblingforums.com is Michael Emilio Rodriguez. He is a bankrupted and failed businessman, with a criminal record and long history of deceptive business practice, who lies to his forum members. He censors anyone that reveals the truth while claiming to run an uncensored and independent forum.

We hired a private investigator who confirmed our suspicions. We will publish the information soon. The proof includes government records, and other verifiable information from impartial sources that confirm Michael owns gamblingforums.com. There is much more to come, but here’s some brief information.

Michael was born 2nd September 1982 (parents are Olivia and Emilio Rodriguez). He is originally from Florida.

He has long history of failed businesses and deceptive business promotion. He was sued three times, for a total of $23,697.88. Unable to even afford a payment plan, and without anyone’s assistance, he was forced to declare bankruptcy.

He has numerous criminal records including malicious damage to property, failing to appear in court, resisting arrest and more. He is also a registered fugitive. We will provide case numbers and full details.

We have detailed information about his businesses, finances and criminal records. Most of Michael’s employment has been in real estate although he has a very broad range of failed businesses.

His known associates, at least one of which he lived with, has an even more extensive criminal record. A few years ago, Michael lived with his mother in Florida (and with the other criminal), but now lives in Spain.

Some of the information that links Michael to the gamblingforums.com includes the domain registration address near Michael’s (and his mother’s) Florida address. Although he now hides the address with a domain privacy service, historical domain data reveals it. There’s a lot more. He tried, and failed, to hide. Further validation is possible with subpoenas for multiple recipients, although the evidence is already conclusive. We are aware he falsified some information, but billing and other records are more revealing.
 
#2
As anticipated, we posted the above at GF and got banned and censored. Michael accused me of being SteveH, then merged my account with SteveH who he has labelled a compulsive liar. SteveH was actually telling the truth. It's part of what will be disclosed but is unimportant for now. Of course we knew he would censor us. This is what I tried to post there but was blocked:

We knew this would happen here. I am using a proxy and Michael does not know if I am or are not SteveH. Michael is just using the bad reputation of SteveH to defend himself. It doesn't matter. Everything will be posted on several other forums. Soon he will move it to an area that search engines will ignore. That's one of the ways he censors proof he's a liar.
What we really wanted at GF is for one more time for him to lie. And here it is:

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#3
As previously mentioned, the disclosure will be be in stages. We are still waiting on even more information, but there is already enough proof for anyone. We can understand why a shady businessman would want to hide his identity.

Let's start with something simple.
 
#4
Michael's registered USA address is:

Sw 150th Terrace, Miami, FL 33186.

This is provided in many places such as criminal records and bankruptcy reports.

The WhoIs records for GAMBLINGFORUMS.COM is hidden with a domain privacy service, and is:

Domain Administrator
PrivacyGuardian.org
1928 E. Highland Ave. Ste F104 PMB# 255
Phoenix, AZ


It's a fake address. Michael wanted to hide is real address. The domain privacy service has records of the address he supplied them, but it is kept private.

When he purchased the domain, the address he gave the domain privacy service was visible for a short time. Unfortunately for him, many online services log every change. The real address Michael provided is a myups.com address (use domaintools.com to confirm).

Here are the two points marked on a map.

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Not a coincidence.
 
#5
Michael previously owned BACCARATFORUMS.COM but it shut down around the same time GAMBLINGFORUMS.COM popped up. The choice of domains (“forums.com”) and the timing are not a coincidence.

Why would he shut down a successful forum, especially when so many of his sites failed? (we'll get to that later). To make a bigger and better forum.

Site Activity Comparison & Timing
When one shuts down, the other takes over.

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Not A Coincidence
 
#6
Understand Michael has text-book Narcissistic Personality Disorder. See http://www.mayoclinic.org/diseases-...onality-disorder/basics/symptoms/con-20025568 where it gives the criteria:

* Having an exaggerated sense of self-importance
* Expecting to be recognized as superior even without achievements that warrant it
* Exaggerating your achievements and talents
* Being preoccupied with fantasies about success, power, brilliance, beauty or the perfect mate
* Believing that you are superior and can only be understood by or associate with equally special people
* Requiring constant admiration
* Having a sense of entitlement
* Expecting special favors and unquestioning compliance with your expectations
* Taking advantage of others to get what you want
* Having an inability or unwillingness to recognize the needs and feelings of others
* Being envious of others and believing others envy you
* Behaving in an arrogant or haughty manner

Fits perfectly?
Uncanny actually.

Its not wasting time to serve justice. I don't believe in divine justice.
 
#7
Michael's press release states:

The Administration and Moderation team behind GamblingForums.com are highly-experienced and have run several forums in different industries including the Travel, Dating, Mobile, and now Gambling industries.
He doesn't specify the web address of these sites because it would reveal his identity. Clearly the sites weren't successful as he claims, and many of them now host different content. We'll start with his dating sites.

The Dating Sites

The main one is buscounamor.com which since closed down, but here's a historical screenshot:

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Confirm Michael at least once owned BuscoUnAmor.com with domaintools.com
 
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#8
We will come back to michael's links to GAMBLINGFORUMS.COM soon, but first here are some details about his criminal history.

Michael has a history of deceptive, malicious and criminal behavior. Here are some of the criminal records. The conviction date is August 1, 2001. The record includes Malicious description of property, Resisting arrest and Obstruction of justice. He is also on the police fugitive file. There is a lot of further material available including court transcripts and detailed police reports.


Case Number M01020305B

Michael Emilio Rodriguez

Sex
Male

Age
36

Date of Birth
September 2, 1980

Address
12896 Sw 150th Ter, Miami, FL 33186-6396

Case Filing Date
April 6, 2001

Location/County
Florida Miami-dade

Charge/Offense
Resist/Obstr/Po/Ff
Resisting arrest
Obstruction of justice
Fugitive file

County
Miami-Dade

State
FL

Charges Filed
April 6, 2001

Arresting Agency
024

Court & Sentencing Details
Resist/obstr/po/ff

Court Conviction Place
FL



Case Number 20305M01020305BRODMIC

Michael Emilio Rodriguez

Sex
Male

Age
36

Date of Birth
September 2, 1980

Address
12896 Sw 150th Ter, Miami, FL 33186-6396

Case Filing Date
April 6, 2001

Location/County
FL Miami Dade County And Circuit Courts

Charge/Offense
Prop/Malicious Destr
Malicious destruction of property

Source
FL Miami
Dade County And Circuit Courts

Offense Description
Prop/Malicious Destr
Malicious destruction of property

Charge Category
Criminal

Court Description
Regjb - Justice Building



Case Number 13M01020305B

Michael Emilio Rodriguez

Sex
Male

Age
36

Date of Birth
September 2, 1980

Address
12896 Sw 150th Ter, Miami, FL 33186-6396

Offense Date
March 29, 2001

Location/County
Dept Of Corrections

Charge/Offense
County Violation

Source
Dept Of Corrections

State
FL

County
Miami-Dade

Offense Date
March 29, 2001

Offense Description
Prop/Malicious Destr
Malicious destruction of property

Charge Category
Criminal

Plea
Not Guilty/deny

Conviction Date
August 1, 2001

Court & Sentencing Details

Court Description
County Violation

Court Conviction Place
FL

Court Conviction Date
August 1, 2001


Case Number 13-2001-CO-020305-B000-XX

Michael Emilio Rodriguez

Sex
Male

Age
36

Date of Birth
September 2, 1980

Address
12896 Sw 150th Ter, Miami, FL 33186-6396

Case Filing Date
April 6, 2001

Location/County
Florida Dade County Web

Charge/Offense
Prop/Malicious Destr
Malicious destruction of property

Source
Florida Dade County

County
Miami-Dade

State
FL

Offense Details
Offense Description
Prop/Malicious Destr
Malicious destruction of property

Case Type
County Ordinance Violation

Counts
1

Classification
County Ordinance

Charges Filed Date
April 6, 2001

Court Description
Prop/malicious Destr
Malicious destruction of property

Court Conviction Place
FL
 
#9
In 2008, Michael was sued three times, for a total of $23,697.88.



Judgment recorded on May 23, 2008

Name
Michael E Rodriguez

Address
12896 Sw 150th Ter, Miami, FL 33186-6396

Plaintiff
Capital One Bank

Court Case Number
07-30197-CC-23-03

Filing Location
12086

Abstract Issued Date
April 17, 2008

Total Judgment Amount
$7,467.03

Interest Rate
11.00%

Deed Category Type
Placement

Damar Document Type
Judgment

Recording Number
426473

Recording Book Number
26394

Recording Page Number
3403

Recording Date
May 23, 2008



Judgment recorded on April 24, 2008

Name
Michael E Rodriguez

Address
12896 Sw 150th Ter, Miami, FL 33186-6396

Plaintiff
Discover Bank

Court Case Number
07-35531CC231

Filing Location
12086

Abstract Issued Date
February 20, 2008

Total Judgment Amount
$10,701.85

Interest Rate
11.00%

Deed Category Type
Placement

Damar Document Type
Judgment

Recording Number
336224

Recording Book Number
26342

Recording Page Number
3034

Recording Date
April 24, 2008



Judgment filed on April 17, 2008

Name
Michael E Rodriguez

Address
12896 Sw 150th Ter, Miami, FL 33186-6396

Plaintiff
Capital One Bank

Court ID
FLDADC1

Court Name
Dade County Circuit Court

Court Address
22 Nw 1st Street, Miami, FL 33128

Court Phone
(305) 275-7511

Court Case Number
0730197CC23

Filing Type
Civil Judgment

Filing Location
12086

Total Judgment Amount
$5,529

Recording Book Number
26393

Recording Page Number
3230
 
#10
Here is the official certificate of Michael's bankruptcy. He was broke and lived with his mother. His annual income in 2008 was just $6000. He had $2565 in assets to his name, which were all transferred to the banks.

He was unable to get a home loan. His credit rating was destroyed.

Now we are getting into reasons why he left the USA for another country.

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#14
Michael remained in the USA for a while yet. But as he soon learned, he couldn't get a loan. He couldn't buy a house. His life was a mess. A convicted criminal, a bad businessman, and bankrupt. Also as we learned later, he had people chasing him over other matters (we'll get to that later).

His best option was to leave the country and start a new life. We now know he moved to Spain, and we'll provide information about that later.

Our private investigator revealed his Amazon wishlist. A wishlist includes items of interest to Michael, and they give insight to his frame of mind. He had two Amazon accounts. His Amazon wishlist is displayed at https://www.amazon.com/gp/registry/wishlist/3V6TXGSOEQECD and below:

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There's more but you don't need to see it all.
 
#15
Michael's wishlist provides insight into his frame of mind. It confirmed much of what we already knew. In summary, he had an interest in:

  • Getting rich
  • Health and fitness (specifically body-building)
  • Business and technology
  • Language and travel
  • Hiding assets and knowing "how to be invisible"
Especially the last two points were of interest. After losing everything, it made sense he want to avoid being sued. Also considering others were trying to find his whereabouts, it made sense he was trying to hide.

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It's also interesting to note his interest in the book about getting rich, even if it means being "ruthless".

Given his history with business, we don't think he choice in books were good. Nevertheless, even his ex-employer recognized Michael was a very aggressive marketer as a real estate agent. We'll explain more about what they said another time. There's nothing wrong with being aggressive. But unethical and dishonest is another matter.
 
#16
Eventually we got in contact with people who knew Michael when he lived in the USA. Some actually contacted us after reading the material we published. There is also verification of where he lives now. But everything is being revealed in stages. We still also receive additional information about him from various sources. So there's a lot more to come.
 
#17
This is what we were sent from a person who calls herself MAYGIRL:

I’m not sure how I even found this forum. I’m in shock. I knew Michael & had the misfortune of dating him. He is a narcissist. He is manipulative. But I need to clarify that this offense- obstruction resisting and destruction of property are not what they seem. I was there. We worked on campus @ FIU. We were leaving campus when he saw a flyer on a bulletin board & to make me laugh he drew a unibrow on a girls face. A rookie campus cop with too much time yelled at him. Michael didn’t walk away as he should’ve & instead confronted the cop & said it was public property. Cop said that flyer isn’t yours yada yada. Michael tore off bulletin board and said, now it is. Cop grabbed him by the arm and Michael pulled it back (resisting arrest) and was slammed against a wall. His shirt was torn and he was thrown to the ground. I tried lifting him up and cop took that as obstruction of justice. At least this event is not what it seems. We did community service. Paid fine. We were kids. Dumb kids in college. I’m thankful I left him. I’m not surprised he’s got a child. He got many girlfriends pregnant but they had abortions. I know because he remained friends with them while we dated. His mother was poor and his half brother is a drug addict. That might’ve been how he inquired so much debt. I don’t know what he did to the members of forums that has caused all of his private information to be put on blast, but what a sad turn out.
 
#18
Often seemingly small clues stand out. Note the circled phrase on gamblingforums:

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And see one of Michael's old websites:

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Michael's $5000 cash giveaway on gamblingforums.com is likely also fraudulent. He is unlikely to have the money.
 
#19
In the words Michael's ex-colleague, "He just disappeared off the face of the Earth." But we now know he is in Spain. And we know he is running the gamblingforums.com website.

To date, we have been contacted by TWO ex-girlfriends of his. One is raising a child alone, because Michael is the type of person who isn't man enough to take care of his son, and the mother of his child. This woman openly asked the gamblingforums.com owner if he was Michael, and Michael boldly lied to her. It is no surprise. He doesn't want to be found. He abandoned his parents, his family and friends (including James Scotti, arrested for drugs) in the USA. He even abandoned his own son.

Another ex-girlfriend was just looking him up, and found this website. She confirmed Michael in fact got other girls pregnant, but they had abortions.

We have also been contacted by someone who confirmed Michael is indeed living in SPAIN. More to come...
 
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