My side is the truth
I have read what Donald Kaufman has had to say about me, all of which is false. The only thing he knew is that Nicolasa had a judgment against me, which she got by my failure to appear in court. I do admit that was my biggest mistake, but I have not committed any crimes. As for the accusations of me being a predator, I can’t think of any predator that pays employees’ rent (which I did for Nicolasa on July of 2003, check 745), nor a predator gets proof of work visas and a Social Security number (which Nicolasa also provided for me on June 16, 2003, the day she started working for me at Busy Bee Cleaning). I can provide proof of that, and that she was paid weekly for her work, and for work she didn’t perform. I find it odd Kaufman claims I didn’t pay Nicolasa for three months when she only worked for me for 52 days, (June 16-Aug. 29, 2003). The only money I didn’t pay Nicolasa was her last two weeks’ pay, which she did not turn in to me on Sept. 2. That was the date we agreed to meet my client, whom she had been billing for numerous hours during the 46 days she had dishonestly worked at that house. Nicolasa didn’t show up for our meeting. Instead, she let me know through another employee on Aug. 30 that she had quit. Although those words didn’t come directly from Nicolasa, I knew it was true when Nicolasa did not show up for work on Sept. 2. I got a threatening message on my answering machine from Rigo about 3 p.m. on Sept. 2. He was or may still be an employee for Catholic Charities. It didn’t sound like any kind of mediation to me. Due to Nicolasa’s dishonest work, I lost a client I worked for 11 years. That is how serious Nicolasa’s theft was to this client. I canceled her last paychecks in the total amount of $1,518, to cover Nicolasa’s theft from four clients. One of these clients followed Nicolasa at 3:45 p.m. on Aug. 8, 2003, to the RFTA bus station, after she reported on her time card she finished work at that home at 5 p.m. for the third week in a row. Nicolasa’s theft exceeded $1518. I canceled those two checks on Aug. 30, 2003, so my client, Nicolasa and myself could figure out what was owed to whom after reviewing in/out reports from security records taken for the 46 days that she fraudulently billed. But Nicolasa didn’t show up for our meeting. If I had been given the chance to show the courts this information, Nicolasa wouldn’t have had any kind of judgment to take to Kaufman. I’m sure he wouldn’t have done anything pro bono for her.There was never an active warrant for me on Sept. 23, 2004, nor did I have to pay a $1,000 fine on Sept. 29, 2004. I have never, ever filed for any kind of bankruptcy in any court in any state. Look it up – it is public record, along with this case. What Kaufman has said about me is slander and defamation of character – which I intend to pursue in a civil lawsuit against all those involved of printing untrue statements about me.
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