James D. Sallah
Court Appointed Receiver

Jeffrey L. Cox, Esq.
Counsel for the Receiver

Sallah Astarita & Cox, LLC
Attorneys at Law
Telephone: (561) 989-9080

Latest News

April 3, 2017

On April 3, 2017, the Receiver filed a “Motion to Approve Claim Form, Manner of Notice of Claim Form, and Claims Bar Date” with the Court. The Motion and attached proposed Claim Form may be found under Court Documents.

March 31, 2017

On March 31, 2017 the Receiver filed two motions with the Court. One motion seeks to pool the assets of JCS, TBTI, JOLA, PSCS, and GeeBo into a single Receivership Estate for the purposes of a more efficient and cost effective Court approved claims process. The second motion seeks to transfer assets in “TBTI Defined Pension Plan” into the Receivership Estate for the purposes of the eventual distribution to approved claimants. Both motions may be found under Court Documents.

January, 11 2017

Receiver files Fifth Report with the Court, which is available here.

December, 7 2016

The Receiver is pleased to announce that he has obtained a declaratory judgment against Damon and Cathy Barnes providing him with an lien over assets worth approximately $400,000. As a result of this declaration, the Receiver has had the assets in those accounts transferred to the Receivership Estate without any tax penalties or withholding. A copy of the Declaratory Judgment can be found on this website under "Lawsuits Filed."

September, 19 2016

Receiver files Motion for Summary Judgement and for Declaratory Relief Against Joseph Signore

April 20, 2016

The Receiver is pleased to announce that he has contracted to sell two (2) pieces of real property formerly owned by Craig Hipp, which the Estate obtained during the course of the Receivership. The Receiver is actively seeking qualified overbids in accordance with both applicable law and the terms of the “as is” residential contracts for the sale and purchase of real estate, both of which are available for download here and here. Further, please be advised that the court-approved notices for the sale of these real properties can also be downloaded here and here. All sales are subject to the contract terms, applicable law, and court approval after a public hearing on June 1, 2016 at 1:15 p.m. EDT at the United States District Court located at 701 Clematis Street, Second Floor, Courtroom 7, West Palm Beach, Florida 33401.

March 25, 2016

The Court entered Final Judgments in favor of the Receiver against both Paul and Christine Schumack, joint and severally, in the amount of $5,129,806.94 plus post-judgment interest based on their consents.

January 14, 2016

The Receiver has filed lawsuits in federal court against over 20 profiteers, seeking a return of funds for the Receivership Estate. Those lawsuits may be found in the "Lawsuits Filed" section of this website.

Frequently Asked Questions (Taxes) is available here.

Lawsuits Filed by the Receiver

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  • Complaint, dated 4/13/2015 (download)
  • Complaint by Receiver Against Joseph Signore & Laura Signore. (download)
  • Receiver's Motion for Preliminary Injunction. (download)
  • Sallah v. Lascelles Davis, et al., Case No. 15-cv-81584-MIDDLEBROOKS/BRANNON (S.D. Fla. Nov. 19, 2015); (download)
  • Sallah v. Darren Paquette, et al., Case No. 15-cv-81716-BB (S.D. Fla. Dec. 16, 2015); (download)
  • Sallah v. Jon Drew Flansburg, et al., Case No. 16-80032-RLR (S.D. Fla. Jan. 7, 2016); and (download)
  • Sallah v. Insurance and Financial Health Services, Inc., et al., Case No. 16-80035-KAM (S.D. Fla. Jan. 7, 2016). (download)
  • Sallah vs. Ligia Tanney, et al., Case No. 16-cv-80399-WJZ (S.D. Fla March 14, 2016). (download)
  • Sallah vs. Paul L. Schumack, II, Case No. 16-cv-80303-XXXX (S.D. Fla March 2, 2016). (download)
  • Final Judgment Against Defendant Paul L. Schumack, II as to Count I of the Complaint. (download)
  • Final Judgment Against Defendant Christine Schumack as to Count I of the Complaint. (download)
  • Receiver's Mo' for Summary Judgement and Declaratory Relief. (download)
  • Receiver's Statement of Undisputed Facts in Support of Mo' for Summary Judgement. (download)
  • Exhibit 1 - Affidavit of James D. Sallah, Esq. (download)
  • Exhibit 2 - Excerpt of Transcript of Deposition of Joseph Signore dated July 19. (download)
  • Exhibit 3 - Requests for Admissions Propounded on Joseph Signore. (download)
  • Exhibit 4 - Affidavit of Melissa Davis. (download)
  • Declaratory Judgment (download)
  • Order Granting Motion for Summary Judgment, dated 11/18/2016 (download)
  • Final Judgment Against Defendants Joseph Signore And Laura Signore, dated 12/07/2016 (download)
  • DE1 Complaint 411, dated 5/08/2017 (download)
  • DE1 Complaint Carey Kriz, dated 5/22/2017 (download)
  • DE1 Complaint Searock, dated 5/24/2017 (download)
  • Order Granting Motion to Approve Amex Settlement Agreement, dated 6/26/2017 (download)