Beware of BINT – Review

LaShonda Moore and Marlon Moore, the proprietors of Blessings In No Time, have requested protection from FTC depositions.

A deposition, for those who are not familiar with the phrase, is a step in the case’s discovery process.

An out-of-court deposition is where a witness gives sworn testimony. Transcripts of depositions and recordings of depositions may be used in the lawsuit at a later time.

Blessings In No Time (BINT), according to the FTC’s June 2021 lawsuit, was a gift-giving operation conducted by the Moores (right).

The Moores are the only officers of BINT, and the FTC is requesting their deposition.

The Moores have requested the court’s protection from self-incrimination because they say they are unable to pay for the services of a third-party business representative.

The Moore Defendants hired a criminal defense attorney at the outset of this case.

The Moore Defendants started claiming their Fifth Amendment protections from being forced to testify against themselves.

In a companion declaration, LaShonda Moore details the Moores’ allegedly precarious financial condition;

BINT’s assets as of the filing date of the FTC’s complaint (i.e., June 16, 2021) were cash on hand or kept in banking institutions totaling around $175.00, items (hats, t-shirts, etc.), and various intangible assets with little to no market value.

Currently, the only assets owned by BINT are about $175 in cash on hand or in banking institutions.

The liabilities of BINT, however, are around $90,000.

In addition, there is around $45,000 in debt to the Internal Revenue Service and $45,000 to credit card firms.

Marlon DeAndre Moore and I were married. As individuals, we are both bankrupt.

Our combined assets amount to, at most, less than $25,000.00.

We don’t have a house. Even the equity on our cars is gone.

We asked about the trade-in value of one of our cars a little more than a month ago, but we were “upside down” by almost $8,000.00.

We currently have two dependent small children.

My husband and I currently owe more than $540,000 to several lenders, including lines of credit.

I am currently unemployed as of this date, but I am actively looking for work and am certain that I will find it.

According to the Moores’ attorney, BINT was a $29 million gifting scam,

There were not tens of millions of dollars awarded to the Moore Defendants. In almost all cases, the participants voluntarily transmitted these funds.

The Moore Defendants received remuneration of a different sort, according to discovery so far, and more importantly for this Motion, it was either spent or utilized to reduce the Moore Defendants’ substantial debt.

On September 14th, a motion was submitted by the Moores. The Court has not yet made a judgment as of the time of publishing.

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