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Thursday, May 21, 2015

WALMART RESPONDS: "No Relationship" With David R. Damante, Products

As I speculated in yesterday's post about David R. Damante (AKA Robert Damante, Rob Diamanté) and his supposed new protein product, Walmart has never heard of him.

An email received just this morning by Miss Fortune from a Walmart Corporate Media Relations spokesperson officially denies Damante's claim that Walmart is "on a waiting list" and "making an offer" to expedite shipment of his likely non-existent product, Whey 2 Go Protein Powder.

A convicted fraudster, Damante appears to be residing in a Las Vegas halfway house associated with the federal Bureau of Prisons.

According to official court documents, Damante was sentenced to 41 months in federal prison after pleading guilty in 2012 on two counts of wire fraud.

Damante was initially arrested in Arizona on February 23, 2011, pursuant to a federa; warrant from the District of Nevada. Damante was charged with wire fraud and aiding and abetting. The indictment alleged that Damante "fraudulently obtained $1 million from one victim and $2 million from two other victims through false representations that the funds would be invested and that the victims would receive substantial profits on their investments."

The indictment alleged that Damante used the money for his personal benefit to purchase a Ferrari, Mercedes Benz, boat, and a trailer. 

On February 23, 2011, Damante made his initial appearance before the Hon. David K. Duncan and was temporarily detained pending a detention hearing set for February 25, 2011. Damante was subsequently released on a "personal recognizance bond". Following the release order, the government requested a stay and Damante remained detained until March 1, 2011.

The bond contained several conditions, chief among them the prohition that Damante not obtain any new financial accounts without prior notification and approval of Pretrial Services. 

In early October 2011, Pretrial Services for the District of Nevada was informed that Damante obtained two new financial obligations -- he attempted to purchase a car and was conditionally approved for a $3 million home loan -- without prior approval from Pretrial Services. 

An Arizona detective conducted research regarding the home loan. According to the detective, the alleged creator of the pre-approval letter for the home mortgage indicated that she had never met Mr. Damante, and upon reviewing the document, stated that it was a fraudulently created document.

Released after serving less than 12 months, Damante seems to be up to his old pre-incarceration tricks: conning and scamming.

Women in the fitness industry, especially models, should be wary of any email that comes from Damante's email address ("Investinginwealth@gmail.com") proposing a "sponsorship".

And if you get one, please let Miss Fortune know: tcmissfortune@yahoo.com

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