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Updates: More proof that sociopaths just don’t quit

True Lovefraud Stories, on Lovefraud.com, is a series of case studies illustrating how con artists and people who would probably be diagnosed as sociopaths ply their trade. Months, and sometimes years, have passed since these individuals were profiled. But according to updates we’ve heard, they’re still pulling their scams.

If you are still trying to believe that the predator you were involved with will see the light and change his or her behavior, read these stories. You’ll see that it’s not going to happen. Once a sociopath becomes an adult, he or she does not change.

Dennis SanSeverino

Since February, Trish Rynn, who lost her home and inheritance to Dennis SanSeverino, has been trying to hold him accountable. Back in 2006, SanSeverino pled guilty to theft by illegal retention, and was sentenced to five years probation. He was ordered to pay Rynn restitution of $275,000.

Well, he hasn’t been doing it, and Rynn has been trying to get SanSeverino prosecuted for violating his probation. The prosecutor’s office in Cape May County, New Jersey, wasn’t exactly interested in pursuing the case, but Rynn was persistent, and Judge Raymond Batten finally found him guilty of violating his probation. SanSeverino’s sentencing hearing was scheduled for September 26, 2008. He never showed up.

That day, SanSeverino’s latest girlfriend called the court and said SanSeverino was in the hospital. The judge didn’t buy it and issued a warrant for his arrest. But the con artist has apparently left the state, and authorities don’t seem to consider this case worth the time and expense of extradition.

Brian Ellington

Lovefraud has been hearing from all kinds of people about Brian Ellington. Apparently he’s been making the rounds of North Carolina golf courses, pretending to be a pro and betting $1,000 a hole. When he wins, he makes out. When he loses, he doesn’t pay. He also runs up bar tabs and leaves, forcing whoever had the misfortune of being the evening’s drinking buddy to foot the bill.

Then we got phone calls from someone with official connections saying that Elllington had been arrested in New York. He had a court appearance for a petit larceny charge scheduled for September 22, 2008, in the Bronx, but did not show up. A warrant was issued for his arrest. Ellington was also supposed to be in Manhattan court in August for a disorderly conduct charge, and we doubt showed up for that one either.

Phil Haberman

Lovefraud has written extensively about Phil Haberman, first profiled by the Dallas Observer as “G.I. Jerk.” Haberman married a woman before shipping off to Iraq so he could collect separation benefits from the military. When he got to Iraq he claimed special forces training, diving skills, medic training—yeah, right. The army shipped him back after 24 days.

Eventually, he received an Other Than Honorable discharge—his second one. Since then, however, he repeatedly tried to enlist in National Guard units that are shipping out to Iraq. His most recent attempt was last week in North Fort Hood, Texas—the largest active duty armored post in the United States. Commanders became suspicious of Haberman’s stories, and the man they asked to check Haberman out was already intimately familiar with the con artist’s scams. According to posts on ProfessionalSoldiers.com, Haberman was “shown the front gate of North Fort Hood and told to never come back.”

So what did Haberman do? He went to the Dallas JAG office and filed a complaint against the commander for kicking him out.

By the way, Haberman posted a video of himself during parachute training on YouTube.

Lance Larabee

Lance Larabee, who has conned women into buying him houses, boats and planes, has declared bankruptcy in an effort to avoid paying the judgments against him won by one of his victims, Debbie White. When White contested the bankruptcy, Larabee filed a claim against her for invasion of privacy. Apparently Larabee didn’t like what was written about him in Lovefraud and other places. Hearings are coming soon.

James Montgomery

I was contacted recently by a woman in Australia—my ex-husband, James Montgomery, is on About My Age in Australia, “The online community for over 50s.” Montgomery claims to be a “retired academic and screenwriter.” Yeah, right. This woman got suspicious about his Ph.D., Googled him, found Lovefraud and dumped him.

I checked out my ex-husband’s listing on AboutMyAge.com. He’s posted a photo that was taken in 1997, when he was married to me and was a guest on a local radio station, which is reproduced below.

James Montgomery in 1997

When I first met Montgomery he lied to me about his age, claiming he was “a genuine baby boomer”—49 years old—when he was really 55. I wonder what he’s claiming now. Here is a current photo, taken in March, 2008. It is not posted on AboutMyAge.com.

James Montgomery in 2008


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  1. ErinBrockovich says:

    Henry, the later was more appripot……

    And you left him there too!
    🙂



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  2. updates says:

    See “Ellington arrested in New York City” blog comments for all other ellington court case updates.

    2006 Harrassment and subsequent Bail jumping cases have been finalized, per New York online webcrims court website – Ellington pled guilty and was sentenced to 45 days imprisonment with fines also, however in the appareance section by “pled guilty” it says RoR which is “Release on Recognicance”:

    Case #:
    2006QN064460

    Defendant: Ellington, James B
    Defendant Name: Ellington, James B
    Birth Year:1974
    NYSID:935186R
    Incident and Arrest
    Incident Date:October 8, 2006
    Summons/Ticket #: CJTN:58559225P
    Arrest Date & Time:November 16, 2006 12:30
    Arrest #:Q06662484
    Officer Agency:NYPD Command:108

    Attorney InformationDefense Attorney
    Type:Legal Aid
    Court Date:May 22, 2009 Court Part:AP1
    Address:120-46 Queens Boulevard, Kew Gardens, NY 11415
    Phone:718-286-2000 Assistant District Attorney Assigned:June 11, 2009

    Next AppearanceDate:November 29, 2010
    Court:Queens Criminal Court Part:CASHIER

    Docket Sentence Description:
    CVA Fee Imposed $25
    Imprisonment for 45 Days
    Final Order of Protection 3 Years
    Surcharge Imposed $175

    Case Details – Charges
    Case Information

    Court:
    Queens Criminal Court

    Case #:
    2006QN064460

    Defendant:
    Ellington, James B Charge Detail Disposition/Sentence
    PL 240.30 1A A Misdemeanor, 1 count, Not an arrest charge, Arraignment charge
    Description:
    Aggravated Harassment-2nd Deg
    PL 240.30 02 A Misdemeanor, 1 count, Not an arrest charge, Arraignment charge
    Description:
    Agg Har-2nd:telephone
    PL 240.30 1B
    **TOP CHARGE** A Misdemeanor, 1 count, Not an arrest charge, Arraignment charge
    Description:
    Ag Harass-2:caus Comm To Alarm
    PL 215.55 00 A Misdemeanor, 1 count, Not an arrest charge, Not an arraignment charge
    Description:
    Bail Jumping 3rd Degree
    Date Added:
    09/29/2010 Pled Guilty, Imprisonment For 45 Days, Final Order Of Protection For 3 Years
    PL 240.26 01 Violation, 1 count, Not an arrest charge, Arraignment charge
    Description: Harassment 2nd- Phy Contact

    Case Information
    Court:
    Queens Criminal Court
    Case #:
    2006QN064460

    Defendant:
    Ellington, James B Date/
    Part Judge Calendar
    Section Arraignment/
    Hearing Type Court
    Reporter Outcome/
    Release Status
    11/29/2010
    CASHIER TO PAY SURCHARGE No Type

    09/29/2010
    JP1 Zaro, S JURY TRIAL No Type Wise, M
    Pled Guilty & Sentence Imposed
    RoR Continued

    09/13/2010
    JP1 Lopez, G PENDING No Type Nason,
    Case Continued (adjourned)
    RoR Continued

    07/13/2010
    JP1 Margulis, I PENDING No Type Apicella,
    Case Continued (adjourned) – Temporary Order Of Protection Issued
    RoR Continued

    06/21/2010
    JP1 Melendez, S PENDING No Type Carroll,
    Case Continued (adjourned) – Temporary Order Of Protection Issued
    RoR Continued

    04/28/2010
    AP1 Margulis, I PENDING No Type Apicella,
    Case Continued (adjourned) – Temporary Order Of Protection Issued
    RoR Continued

    03/03/2010
    AP1 Gerald, L PENDING No Type Nevins,
    Case Continued (adjourned) – Temporary Order Of Protection Issued
    RoR Continued

    01/21/2010
    AP1 O’donoghue, M PENDING No Type Driver,
    Case Continued (adjourned) – Temporary Order Of Protection Issued
    RoR Continued

    12/14/2009
    AP1 Margulis, I PENDING No Type Nason,
    Case Continued (adjourned) – Temporary Order Of Protection Issued
    RoR Continued

    10/26/2009
    AP1 Koenderman, E PENDING No Type Nevin,
    Case Continued (adjourned) – Temporary Order Of Protection Issued
    RoR Continued

    09/08/2009
    AP1 Koenderman, E PENDING No Type Stewart,
    Case Continued (adjourned) – Temporary Order Of Protection Issued
    RoR Continued

    07/08/2009
    AP1 Serita, T PENDING No Type Apicella,
    Case Continued (adjourned) – Temporary Order Of Protection Issued
    Released on Recognizance

    06/11/2009
    AP1 O’donoghue, M PENDING No Type Silberger,
    Case Continued (adjourned) – Temporary Order Of Protection Issued
    Bond $1 (Not Posted)

    05/22/2009
    AP1 Serita, T PENDING No Type Nason,
    Case Continued (adjourned) – Temporary Order Of Protection Issued
    Bond $1 (Not Posted)

    05/18/2009
    AP1 Raciti, R PENDING No Type Nason,
    Case Continued (adjourned), Returned On Warrant – Temporary Order Of Protection Issued
    Bond $1 (Not Posted)

    07/24/2008
    AP1 Margulis, I PENDING No Type O Connor,
    Arrest Warrant Ordered – Temporary Order Of Protection Issued

    06/04/2008
    AP1 Margulis, I PENDING Desk Appearance Ticket Driver,
    Case Continued (adjourned), Returned On Warrant – Temporary Order Of Protection Issued
    Released on Recognizance

    12/11/2006
    AR2A Zigman, A PENDING Not Arraigned Cavanagh,
    Arrest Warrant Ordered – Temporary Order Of Protection Issued



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