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Holland & Knight has taken over all my corporations and assets.

In 1 on January 21, 2009 at 12:17 am
My name is Pat Kirkland, I am a 65 year old developer. I build apartments for senior citizens in Florida, Georgia and Texas. On February 16, 2006 I was arrested by Florida State law officials for selling Securities without a licence and at the same time served with a civil ,SEC law Suit in Federal Court saying that somehow the Senior Housing I was building and selling had turned into a Security (Like Stocks and Bonds). This of course, was all a sham. All my assets have been frozen and the attorney firm of Holland & Knight has taken over all my corporations and assets. The SEC and Federal Judge Antoon have not even allowed me any of my own money to hire an attorney for my own defense. My wife and I are defending a SEC ( the Government ) with no attorney (pro se). My Family are now without any money for food, gas or money to live on or hire an attorney to help in our defense. If you will HELP it would be deeply appreciated and an answer to prayers. If you would send $20.00, $50.00 or $100.00 it would Greatly Help our Family and our two dogs, Skipper and Sailor. My name is: Pat Kirkland, 6131 Louise Cove Drive, Windermere, Florida 34786 or e-mail me and I will give you wiring instructions or any other information you would like to know. God Bless You, Pat Kirkland
 

Crist Announces Arrests in Multi-Million Dollar Securities Fraud Case

March 2, 2008 – 2:02 am

Crist Announces Arrests in Multi-Million Dollar Securities Fraud Case

TALLAHASSEE – Attorney General Charlie Crist today announced the arrest of two Central Floridians for their involvement in a scheme that defrauded elderly investors out of more than $9.1 million. Patrick Kirkland and Laura Wade were arrested last night on charges of various securities fraud, organized fraud, grand theft and unlawful sale of unregistered securities charges. The case will be prosecuted by the Attorney General’s Office of Statewide Prosecution.

Authorities with the Florida Office of Financial Regulation began investigating Kirkland’s Orlando-based company, Tropical Village, Inc., in May 2004 regarding the sale of unregistered securities. Tropical Village is a development company that also does business under the names Clarity Development Corp. and Senior Adult Living Corp. Kirkland, 63, and Wade, 35, targeted more than 80 wealthy elderly investors, convincing them to invest their money in multiple triplex apartments in several Florida cities, as well as Houston, Texas and Marietta, Georgia. Although investors allegedly were promised significant returns, more than $8 million of their money was diverted to Kirkland’s personal use.

“These consumers thought they were going to receive huge returns on what appeared to be a legitimate investment,” said Crist. “Little did they know they were being scammed out of millions of dollars. This operation absolutely needed to be shut down so no more innocent investors would be turned into suffering victims.”

The U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission today filed an emergency civil action to freeze the assets of the company in order to preserve those assets for eventual restitution to investors.

Kirkland and Wade face multiple counts of various securities fraud, organized fraud, grand theft and unlawful sale of unregistered securities charges. If convicted of all charges, each defendant faces a possible sentence of up to 130 years in prison.

A copy of the arrest affidavit is available at: http://myfloridalegal.com/webfiles.nsf/WF/MRAY-6M3SQU/$file/Tropical+Affidavit.pdf#

  1. 4 Responses to “Crist Announces Arrests in Multi-Million Dollar Securities Fraud Case”

  2. My name is Pat Kirkland, I am a 65 year old developer. I build apartments for senior citizens in Florida, Georgia and Texas. On February 16, 2006 I was arrested by Florida State law officials for selling Securities without a licence and at the same time served with a civil ,SEC law Suit in Federal Court saying that somehow the Senior Housing I was building and selling had turned into a Security (Like Stocks and Bonds). This of course, was all a sham. All my assets have been frozen and the attorney firm of Holland & Knight has taken over all my corporations and assets. The SEC and Federal Judge Antoon have not even allowed me any of my own money to hire an attorney for my own defense. My wife and I are defending a SEC ( the Government ) with no attorney (pro se). My Family are now without any money for food, gas or money to live on or hire an attorney to help in our defense. If you will HELP it would be deeply appreciated and an answer to prayers. If you would send $20.00, $50.00 or $100.00 it would Greatly Help our Family and our two dogs, Skipper and Sailor. My name is: Pat Kirkland, 6131 Louise Cove Drive, Windermere, Florida 34786 or e-mail me and I will give you wiring instructions or any other information you would like to know. God Bless You, Pat Kirkland

    By Pat Kirkland on Mar 2, 2008

  3. Defendants/Respondents: Tropical Village, Inc., a Florida corporation; Clarity Development Corporation, a Florida corporation; Senior Adult Living, Inc., a Florida corporation; Patrick B. Kirkland; Ana Rodriguez; Laura M. Wade; Van Jacobs; and DOES 1-20, inclusive.

    http://www.corp.ca.gov/ENF/pdf/t/tropical_tro.pdf

    By admin on Mar 2, 2008

  4. Kirkland, et al., Civil Action No. 06-CV-183-ORL-28 KRS Antoon (M.D. Fla.)
    Final Judgment Entered Against Corporate Defendants, Dismissing Disgorgement, Prejudgment Interest and Civil Penalties and Dismissing Disgorgement and Prejudgment Interest Against All Relief Defendants
    The Securities and Exchange Commission announced that on January 17, 2008, the United States District Court for the Middle District of Florida entered a Final Judgment of Permanent Injunction against Defendants Tropical Village, Inc., Clarity Development Corporation and Senior Adult Living Corporation. Through its Court-appointed Receiver, Tropical, Clarity and Senior Adult consented to the entry of an injunction against future violations of Sections 5(a), 5(c) and 17(a) of the Securities Act of 1933 and Section 10(b) of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934 and Rule 10b-5 thereunder. The Final Judgment also provides for the dismissal of disgorgement, prejudgment interest and civil penalties against Defendants Tropical, Clarity and Senior Adult and dismissal of disgorgement and prejudgment interest against Relief Defendants Sunset Bay Club, Inc., Summerhill Ventures, Inc., Pelican Bay Club, Inc. and Isleworth Adult Community, Inc. All of the corporate Defendants and Relief Defendants are in receivership.

    By admin on Mar 2, 2008

  5. Having followed this case since day one, I find it difficult to understand how a man still living in a multi-million dollar home in Isleworth, who had a private jet, luxury cars, and who left a trail of investors who have lost retirement and life savings can ask anyone for even 10 dollars. Being a senior myself, and having been scammed by a developer in a condo conversion, who by the way, also lives the high life from scammed money, I don’t think any sympathy will be going to you or my ten dollars. I also looked up your court records and found the criminal case in the Orange County Clerk of Court records under Patrick Kirkland. I found that you have asked the court for the tax payers to pay for your private attorney. It appears that you are trying to scam the Orange County residence into paying your legal bills while you are living in your mansion in IsleWorth. A google search also revealed a RICO case against you in Atlanta Georgia with a very large judgement against you by the court. Shame on you Mr. Kirkland, instead of taking ownership or feeling remorse for what I truly believe you have done, you are trying to play on our willingness to help a neighbor. This case needs to be done with by the Attorney Generals office, you are sitting pretty in your expensive home, that should have been sold,(like Mr. Pearlman’s) using the money for the upkeep that should go back to the investors.

    By Linda June on May 14, 2008

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