Sunday, April 13, 2014


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From: Anglen, Robert  
Date: Sun, Sep 28, 2014 at 9:40 AM
Subject: Story on camelback consign
To: Glenn Michaels 

Story is in today's paper. Your blog is mentioned prominently in the story. Thanks for all of your help. Here is a link:


Quoted on the front page of the Arizona Republic - today - April 13, 2014:

"...And let me remind you that moderation in the pursuit of justice is no virtue."

Arizona Senator Barry Goldwater

Want to give an accused the "benefit of the doubt" to protect the innocent? OK by me. Want to ignore the plight of good citizens - true innocents in the jungle of AZ law & enforcement policy -  because the victim count hasn't piled high enough to justify these officials'  time and attention?What about the fact that said officials won't report how many complaints they've received about a given accused to begin with? NOT OK. Shame on us for tolerating it. 

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From: Glenn Michaels <>
Date: Sun, Apr 13, 2014 at 2:14 PM
Subject: Advice and help, if possible re Office of the Attorney General

Attention Office of the Ombudsman

I submitted a complaint (CIC 13-13018, attached) to the office of the AG on 102713, re a business predator, Camelback Consign & Design, LLC., along with a significant amount of supporting documentation.

I received an initial response on 11/12/13. Having head nothing further, I followed up in February, my letter attached. 

The response came on 3/20/14. It was a duplicate of the initial response.

I wrote a very angry follow-up, attached, 3/25/14, it went to the AG, himself, his Chief of Staff, and Ms. Heather Pellegrino, Section Chief / Civil & Criminal Litigation. Admittedly, I could have been a little less provocative. But humility hadn't gotten me much by way of a meaningful response.

The AG's response to that letter came on 4/2/14, also attached. 

In it, Nikki Harvey, the Consumer Information and Complaints Manager, apologizes for having sent me a letter in February that was a duplicate of the first letter I received from the AG's office, in November 2013.  Aside, however, from the apology and the possibly personal signature on the bottom, it, too, was a duplicate of the earlier letters.

Just like the form letters that preceded it, Nikki's version noted that the Consumer Protection and Advocacy Section of our office "has reviewed your complaint is attempting to make contact with the business. The complaint process can sometimes be very lengthy."  

The AG's office has a talent for understatement. 

So, by my count, after five months of concerted effort, the AG's office has yet to make contact with a business located less than six miles from its own front door. Is it any wonder that the complaint process can be lengthy!?  

I'm upset that:
The AG's office is misrepresenting its efforts by omission, assuming it has done anything at all. I can reach the predator in person, by phone or email, myself, in minutes. Why can't the AG?

The predator's failure to respond to the AG, if a letter went out, has obviously worked to the predator's advantage. The AG hasn't done a thing about it.

The predator is still hard at work, victimizing folks. I know that because I've been contacted by a few through my outreach efforts At this point, the blog probably contains more information than you really want to review. But there are several posts that pertain to the AG and that document everything I've written here.

I also know it because I'm tracking complaints on the BBB website and Yelp, among other locations.

I'm damned angry that a crook is getting a free ride at good citizens' great expense, due to the apparent disinterest and inaction of the entity I've been told is charged with protecting us.

I've contacted state legislators, also by email, but they're busy with more important matters. My ability to influence the AG's office directly is nil. The media seem largely disinterested.

 I've talked with a staff member for Congresswoman Sinema, who passed on information to the AG's office and promised to get back with me. I then contacted Gerald Richard, assistant to the Chief of Police for Phoenix, who also promised to let me know what he found out.  I spoke with the former about  eight days ago and with the latter four or five days ago. 

Neither has reported anything back to date. Perhaps I'm a tad impatient. But, you know, there are most likely folks at Camelback Consign & Design right now, buying stolen items or delivering items that will shortly be stolen. 

Equally infuriating is the thought that there are likely many more such predators out there  having the time of their lives because they know they can get away with it. 

Anything you can do?

Glenn Scott Michaels
Published 4/13/14

For all of the juicy details the BBB has to offer, use this link.

Mike Burns wasn't born yesterday. He wasn't born on the Fourth of July, either. NOPE. Mike Burns was born on 9/11 in 1952. He was destined. 

I don't know if the truth will set you free. But fuss loud enough with a big 'nough bunch a friends and I swear folks 'll do near anything to get you to shut up. Fast as they can. 

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