Well, first of all how many consumers are actually complaining? That's the number one concern.
Monte Kline interviewed you back in September, 2004, (you were running for the position of Washington State Attorney General at the time).
The two of you talked about potential Consumer Protection cases and how you’d evaluate violation claims.
Important to Mr. Kline (who, as you know, was under what the courts would later rule a bogus Consumer Protection Act violation claim himself) were your thoughts about bringing such an action.
your words matter to me, Rob
I have the transcript from the Pacific Health Center website of that interview and what follows is your response to Mr. Kline’s question:
“What would be your thoughts as to the criteria of what should constitute a legitimate consumer protection action by the Attorney General?”
“Well, first of all how many consumers are actually complaining? Is this actually coming from the public from consumers or is it an investigation driven by an agenda or by politics? That’s the number one concern.
Ugh, Rob, do you see the problem?
I did something like 300 transactions over a seven year period, investing in the most litigious arena an investor can enter, foreclosure real estate. And all the while we operated Fiscal Dynamics, Inc., your office received no complaints about us.
Your website suggests sellers in foreclosure check with the Better Business Bureau to learn more about potential investors. Any who inquired about me or my business discovered no complaints filed with the BBB, either.
How many consumers are actually complaining?
And your “number one concern,” Rob, is what, again?
Well, first of all how many consumers are actually complaining? Is this actually coming from the public from consumers or is it an investigation driven by an agenda or by politics?
That’s the number one concern.— Robert M. McKenna
Rob, were this a game of chess, here’s where I’d say, “check mate.” That is, of course, if your word means anything. I’m suggesting it does and expect that as a man of your word, this thing ends here and now.
But I don’t play chess.
I save people from foreclosure and have to deal with the nonsense that occasionally goes with it.
And, you’d better believe, I consider this investigation and the subsequent Consumer Protection Act violation lawsuit a part of that nonsense.
driven by an agenda
You also mentioned other criteria, and rightly so.
I’m sure, from your perspective, there could be nothing uglier than your office pursuing a bogus Consumer Protection Act case instigated behind closed doors and fueled by something other than consumer complaints.
Imagine the position your office is in when it is shown that a purported CPA claim was intentionally fabricated out of nothing but thin air and done so to appease county officials incensed we’d stumbled onto their turf.
This is nothing more than a turf war and we all know it. It has NOTHING to do with consumer protection and EVERYTHING to do with the money we made that counties didn’t.
I’ve waited more than a year to tell that story. I’m about done waiting.
do the right thing
Rob, I’m calling on you, as a man of your word, to do the right thing and end this nonsense (and end it now).
The responsibility is 100% yours, and should this charade continue, know that I hold you personally responsible.