A nationwide shopper referral web site has eliminated the Florida accounting and authorized providers agency began by a convicted felon, following a report that labeled him a “serial con man.”
Inclusion of the Jacksonville firm on the referral website Thumbtack, a web-based listing which permits customers to browse and charge service suppliers, advised that Michael Nelson had handed a prison background examine, in response to an investigation by News 6 Orlando.
Actually, Nelson, 51, spent greater than 17 of the previous 25 years in federal jail after convictions in three states for crimes similar to wire fraud, pc fraud and id theft.
Nelson registered an internet site area for his firm, known as Bicalho-Nelson, in October. His biography on that site, which was lately eliminated, known as him a “associate” on the firm and touted he had “over 30 years” of government administration and complicated mediation expertise.
It additionally claimed he earned a grasp certificates in psychology and social work in 2009 from the correspondence college Stratford Profession Institute.
Nevertheless, he was incarcerated or in federal custody throughout a lot of the time it said he gained this work expertise and schooling.
The enterprise website now says that the corporate is “consolidating our focus areas and repair choices” to “model administration, facilitating gross sales negotiations, and mediation” as of Dec. 1.
“Our expertise has taught us the worth in pulling again and figuring out what to deal with, and the implications this had on individuals, course of, development, and the consumer expertise,” the announcement says.