EarthQuest's Don Holbrook Sued by Ohio City for Alleged Fraud

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The vast conspiracy against genius economic consultant Don Holbrook now stretches to Ohio!
Don Holbrook, one of the masterminds behind the perpetually stalled New Caney clusterfuck known as EarthQuest, has been sued by the city of Huber Heights, Ohio, for allegedly performing a substandard economic analysis for the city.

The city, located just northeast of Dayton, entered into a $66,000 contract with Holbrook, who was to "create an economic development business case" and conduct a SWOT (strengths, weaknesses, opportunities and threat) analysis "from a regional economic development perspective."

The city forked over $53,800 before Holbrook submitted his report, which "wholly failed to conform to the terms [of the contract] and wholly failed to conform to industry standards," according to the suit. The city withheld its final payment and demanded a refund, which Holbrook refused, the suit states. (Specifically, the city accuses Holbrook of fraudulent inducement, negligent misrepresentation and unjust enrichment.)

We called Mike Bly, one of the lawyers suing on behalf of the city, but haven't heard back. We'll update if and when we learn more about these allegations.

During the reporting and writing of the feature on EarthQuest, Holbrook eventually cut off contact with the Houston Press, opting instead to post comments after the article was published. He wrote that the story was "purposely inaccurate and misleading and full of very crappy and not factual reporting," although he did not provide specific examples. He also accused the Press and its "alleged cronies" of spawning a "conspiracy theory" in order to discredit him.

He also suggested the reporter just "admit you seem to be trying to peddle a screenplay script. Maybe Mel Gibson will option it and make you rich, that must be your intent with such fictional writing because investigative reporting is not your calling in life."

Apparently, the folks in Huber Heights are part of this massive conspiracy against Don Holbrook. Just like his previous employers in Indiana and Minnesota. That's some JFK-level shit, yo.


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hdobrott
hdobrott

Don Holbrook had his hand in every EarthQuest pie.  That Fantasy Land is heading for its date with destiny.  Only 5 weeks remain for Contour to repurchase the property lost in bankruptcy.  Stern Brothers & Co. are not commenting on the progress of the funding.  Did Contour quit paying them, did they withdraw from the project or is there some big announcement coming?  With millions already spent and the taxpayers on the hook for $21,000,000.00 it is high time for some real answers!

hdobrott
hdobrott

The judge dismissed the remaining third-party defendants in Don Allen Holbrook LLC's frivolous, harassment suit.  That means his bid to silence the John and Jane Does (taxpayers commenting on matters of public concern - Earthquest) has ended in Ohio.   What kind of boob files a case that is a sure loser like this dud was???   I hope the taxpayers will be outraged enough to demand that this guy never works in our great state of Texas again!!! 

hdobrott
hdobrott

http://www.ourtribune.com/article.php?id=14113Don Allen Holbrook should have some fascinating stories to share with the judge in Ohio.  His fine consulting has contributed to the FBI and other agencies investigating the East Montgomery County Improvement District.  Isn't that some coinkydink!!!

hdobrott
hdobrott

Don Allen Holbrook LLC has dropped his frivolous, harassment suit against this fine paper and its top notch reporter Craig Malisow.  The paper had an agreed stipulation that gave them until August 30 to file a reply.  So, before the HP could even respond, Don Holbrook's attorney dismissed the suit.  Holbrook made all sorts of threats on here and tooted his horn.  Now, we see his case is such a disaster that he is dismissing parties that haven't even filed an answer.  Hilarious!!!!

Heather Dawne Clarke Dobrott
Heather Dawne Clarke Dobrott

Don Allen Holbrook LLC's frivolous, harassment suit against half of the planet may be ending very soon: http://www.realscam.com/f11/don-allen-holbrook-iedc-international-economic-development-council-rogue-member-1240/index20.html#post24529 http://www.realscam.com/f11/don-allen-holbrook-iedc-international-economic-development-council-rogue-member-1240/index23.html#post25006    As the filings show, Holbrook is going to find it very difficult to keep this fine paper and all of the rest of his named co-defendants in this dispute between him and the city of Huber Heights.  Sanctions???

Heather Dawne Clarke Dobrott
Heather Dawne Clarke Dobrott

I believe this will be the last nail in the Earthquest coffin.   We have that complete buffoon Frank McCrady to blame for this ridiculous debacle.  I assume to board will send him packing and never pay Don Holbrook another dime after this outrage! PLAINTIFF CITY OF HUBER HEIGHTS OHIO 6131 TAYLORSVILLE ROAD HUBER HEIGHTS OH 45424 ATTORNEY(S) L. MICHAEL BLY 2700 KETTERING TOWER DAYTON OH 45423 DEFENDANT DON ALLEN HOLBROOK LLC 9200 DALMAHOY PLACE LAS VEGAS NV 89145 ATTORNEY(S) SUE SEEBERGER 5975 KENTSHIRE DRIVE, SUITE D DAYTON OH 45440-4264 3RD PARTY PLAINTIFF DON ALLEN HOLBROOK LLC ATTORNEY(S) SUE SEEBERGER 5975 KENTSHIRE DRIVE, SUITE D DAYTON OH 45440-4264 3RD PARTY DEFENDANT HEATHER DOBROTT AKA:     SOAPBOX MOM 2518 SUNCREST DRIVE GARLAND TX 75044-7032 ATTORNEY(S) NO ATTORNEY ON FILE 3RD PARTY DEFENDANT FRANK MAURIZIO 581 CHINA STREET PAHRUMP NV 89048-0782 ATTORNEY(S) NO ATTORNEY ON FILE 3RD PARTY DEFENDANT CRAIG MALISOW IN CARE OF THE HOUSTON PRESS 1621 MILAM STREET SUITE 100 HOUSTON TX 77002 ATTORNEY(S) NO ATTORNEY ON FILE 3RD PARTY DEFENDANT HOUSTON PRESS DBA:     HOUSTON PRESS LP DBA:     VILLAGE VOICE MEDIA HOLDINGS LLC DBA:     BACKPAGE.COM LLC REGISTERED AGENT NATIONAL REGISTERED AGENTS INC 300 W CLARENDON AVE SUITE 230 PHEONIX AZ 85013 1201 E. JEFFERSON STREET PHOENIZ AZ 85034 ATTORNEY(S) NO ATTORNEY ON FILE 3RD PARTY DEFENDANT PAHRUMP VALLEY TIMES DBA:     STEPHENS MEDIA LLC DBA:     STEPHENS MEDIA GROUP P O BOX 70 LAS VEGAS NV 89125-0192 2160 E CALVADA BLVD PAHRUMP NV 89125 ATTORNEY(S) NO ATTORNEY ON FILE 3RD PARTY DEFENDANT CYNTHIA CALVERT INDIVIDUAL 1036 FIRST ST SUITE C HUMBLE TX 77338 ATTORNEY(S) NO ATTORNEY ON FILE 3RD PARTY DEFENDANT CYNTHIA CALVERT EDITOR PUBLISHER CHEIF EXEC OFFICER OF THE TRIBUNE AKA OURTRIBUNE.COM 1036 FIRST ST SUITE C HUMBLE TX 77338 ATTORNEY(S) NO ATTORNEY ON FILE 3RD PARTY DEFENDANT TRIBUNE AKA:     OUR.TRIBUNE.COM 1036 FIRST ST SUITE C HUMBLE TX 77338 ATTORNEY(S) NO ATTORNEY ON FILE 3RD PARTY DEFENDANT JOHN AND OR JANE DOES ATTORNEY(S) NO ATTORNEY ON FILE 3RD PARTY DEFENDANT DOE INC AND OR DOE LLC ATTORNEY(S) NO ATTORNEY ON FILE 

Ron Jones
Ron Jones

I bet the only people that are going to have to cough up any money in court are the The Houston Press, The Our Observer and Soapboxmom. Hope your kids enjoying cleaning toilets at EarthQuest when they grow up. Their college funds will be in Holbrook's bank account after their dim-witted parents got someone to connect them to the internet but forgot to warn them about defamation laws.

This is really starting to get very sad. EarthQuest is no longer even the focus of this story. I'm convinced that Heather Dobrott is having some kind of mental breakdown. That scam website she runs sounds like the sad rantings of a very disturbed soul. Every day is a fight and a constant battle. Ugly world she lives in. Every few minutes you see entries by her going on and on and on about Don Holbrook. It's really sick. I bet she ends up in a psycho ward. I can't imagine fixating and obsessing over anything Holbrook did when there are some really dangerous people out there causing real harm to people. The worst thing Holbrook did is not be able to land investors for a theme park project during the worst recession during the great depression. That is NOT a crime. Deliberately ruining someones business is. Soapboxmom, I don't know where you went to law school, but you sound like a real amateur.

Speaking of causing REAL harm to people, the Houston Press is a very sleezy publication. Pimps, ho's, porn theaters and personal 'massage' therapists must make a great living from the revenue generated by the advertising they do in the Houston Press. This is where wannabee 'journalists' end up when they can't get a real job with a respected news agency. Keep printing sensationalized stories and don't forget to add some real juicy innuendo. Suggestions that get simple minded people all worked up will help too. The sex trade industry in Houston is depending on the Houston Press to get people to pick up that rag to increase their business. Opinions and freedom of speech is wonderful, but Heather did you ever think about how much misery you spread by giving support to a publication that enables the sex trade industry?

Don Holbrook
Don Holbrook

Dear Readers of this blog, as stated, this is a serious legal issue. Please note that I am brining litigation against Ms. Soapboxmom (Heather Dobrott et al) she received a letter from my attorney which very carefully stated she has until May 11th to substantiate with valid facts and evidence of her Libel comments. Ms. Dobrott is digging herself a very deep legal hole and her malicious attacks on my business and my professional reputation are purposeful and with willful intent to harm my livelihood. She has made very poor decisions in business and ignorance of the law will not excuse her nor any of you who choose to continue in this libel from the liabilities that are piling on yourselves.  By spreading libel and then encouraging others unwittingly to participate on this page is just bringing other previously innocent people into her web of fictional conspiracy. I would encourage anyone on this web page to take note in the recent $13M Texas award of damages to those folks using and promoting anonymous libel about innocent people.  I saw Ms. Dobrott's false sense of pompous legal acumen, but the first amendment and even the TX law she cites, does not protect anyone from Libel, Slander, and Defamation of Character all federally protected civil rights, neither do they protect anyone from tortiously interfering with another person's livelihood with malicious and purposeful intent.  Anyone who wishes to challenge my legal right to protect my professional reputation from Libel and other unlawful activities, needs to get advice from a real attorney.  This is a very serious matter.

At the appropriate time we will know every computer ID that has made comments on any web site that aids in this process and those that make such comments must be prepared to deal with the litigation that is coming this month. If you continue to wrongfully and falsely comment on me, my business, and further ruin my professional reputation and/or harm my livelihood and/or personal affairs for libel, slander, defamation or other malicious intent you do so at your own risk. For some the damages have been done and avoiding litigation is impossible in my opinion, but for those of you bright enough to discontinue your libel comments you may still avoid litigation. Be smart and do not be baited into legal liabilities by a person such as Heather Dobrott. She obviously has too much time on her hands and her mind goes to conspiracy theories as her own form of sick entertainment. That is her own affair until it harms others with such malicious intent that it wrecks their business for spreading virally false information and doing so for her own self-gratification reasons and whatever other twisted reasons that she has somehow justified to herself naively.   

Just to reinforce this portrayed sense of obligation that the media and Ms. Dobrott and others continue to cite with regard to questioning why I will not post my completed, pending or other professional work on some website such as this?  Anyone with half an ounce of intellect would know that given the nature of these people doing these attacks they would harass and bombard my former clients and others and use their cyber bullying to instigate further economic and professional reputation harm to me.  No businessman would subject their clients to these folks relentless badgering.  Secondary to that is that in many cases business consultants such as myself always sign non-disclosure agreements and would not violate those terms at the request of their clients.  Lastly, I have seen the tactics of these media folks and bloggers first hand and will never give them another platform to attack not only myself but my clients for projects completed in some cases over 20 years ago.  I have no trust in their ability to conduct themselves professionally.  In my opinion, these poorly written articles by investigate reporters such as Malisow, and bloggers such as Dobrott and Frank Maurizio try to justify all their malicious and harmful behavior as they allege that they are seeking the truth and trying to expose things that are not illegal nor unethical at all, by twisting the truth, misinterpreting and misrepresenting or in some cases not seeking to find actual valid facts, and sensationalizing fictional theories in order to cause harm to innocent people and businesses, such as myself.  

Heather Dawne Clarke Dobrott
Heather Dawne Clarke Dobrott

I sent in a formal complaint to the DOJ related to Holbrook's bankruptcy:http://www.realscam.com/f11/ie...

I would love to hear how Holbrook was able to report only $90,000.00 in income for 2009 on his bankruptcy when he was paid a whopping $773,000.00 in bond money and $144,000.00 by the now defunct Earthquest institute.  And, how does a guy that only made $90,000.00 in 2009 afford an extensive European vacation that year???   I love fancy math!

Don Holbrook
Don Holbrook

Mr. Malisow;

I have not responded to your requests for interviews because of your inaccurate misrepresentation of facts and your lack of impartial, unbiased news reporting.  Those are the reasons for my lack of confidence in your own ability to report fairly on such issues that have such negative economic impact on my livelihood.  I have done my job as contracted by the various developers, EQI and EMCID as I was contracted to do.  My fees have been paid as they were pre-agreed upon nothing else.  There is no impropriety in my conduct or unethical performance on my part.  Your contacting my other clients and then creating this fabrication have harmed my economic livelihood without any factual basis.  I know you or someone from your organization contacted my client in Huber Heights, OH.  Our contract there was breached and our intellectual property stolen without final payment because I believe they bought into this fictional conspiracy theory you and Soap box Mom are perpetuating.  Prior to your contaxt and up until we delivered our report, we had zero complaints from our client in Huber Heights.  In fact, your commentary in this article and those of your attached bloggers is cyber bullying.  Their comments and specifically targeted to harm my professional career and economic livelihood. In fact some of your bloggers are citing your work and that of Cynthia Calvert has factual evidence of some alleged wrong doing on my part.  Those allegations are baseless and completely 100% false.

With regard to my accomplishments, in the business world we do not broadcast our client list for bloggers and reporters to contact as you have shown a propensity to do, and as  I know your malicious blogger using your site Soapbox Mom has done.  Her blatant disregard for factual and professional commentary is well documented on the enormous blog profiles.  

Furthermore, it is very clear that your organization is perpetuating the economic harm by their continuous support of this type of unprofessional commentary.  The malicious attacks by SoapBox Mom (Ms. Heather Dobrott) are purposefully aimed at destroying my professional career and my economic livelihood.  These attacks on my professional reputation will not be tolerated any longer.  The first amendment protects all of us from restriction of speech, but no defamation, slander and libel.  Those are protected areas and they are not lawful even under the first amendment.

Jk
Jk

Are you an idiot? Someone is pretending to be Holbrook and posting under his name. The person did it on my site, too. It's called trolling - welcome to the Internet.

Heather Dawne Clarke Dobrott
Heather Dawne Clarke Dobrott

I love it!!!!!!  Who is going to play the reporters and cronies?  Perhaps Julia Roberts or Sally Field could play me!

Heather Dawne Clarke Dobrott
Heather Dawne Clarke Dobrott

 Blah. blah, blah....

Post the false statements and I am sure those will be handled appropriately.  I don't cater to threats. 

Don Lessem came of so wonderfully in the article about Fantasy Land.  He was brilliant to share his side of the story.  It was especially entertaining to read what he said about Holbrook.

'"His profession is about professional bullshitting," Lessem says.  I think says it all.  When Holbrook is done with the BS and has some false statements of fact (not hyperbole or opinion) that he can refute with proper documentation, then we will have something to talk about.

I will fight to preserve the right of freedom of speech about matters of public concern to the death.  I will not be silenced by a threatening goon.  I will do everything possible to get as much publicity as possible for this.  I will not sit back while Holbrook tries to silence the American public!!!!

Heather Dawne Clarke Dobrott
Heather Dawne Clarke Dobrott

 http://www.citmedialaw.org/leg...

Check the SLAPP law in Texas, Holbrook.  Earthquest is a project by a governmental body and you are being paid with government funds.  Tax dollars = public scrutiny!  There will be much more investigation.  Obviously, you are desperate to stifle healthy public debate.  I will do everything possible to get more media attention to this! 

The conspiracy talk makes you sound just a little far out there.  Your intellectual property was stolen???  This is worse then the episode of Star Trek when Spock's brain was stolen.  The movie should be award winning! 

Craig Malisow
Craig Malisow

Hi Jk -- I'd address you by your actual name, but you didn't include it. Holbrook has taken to the internets in the past whenever folks have been critical; he did this same thing after the brouhaha in Indiana years ago. Now, I don't know anything about your site, so I have no idea what was posted there, or who posted it. But the comments on the HP site, and others, are authentic. If you have any evidence to support your allegation, please send it my way. Or, you could just stick to anonymously calling people idiots -- whatever floats your boat. 

Heather Dawne Clarke Dobrott
Heather Dawne Clarke Dobrott

 Jk, I think the posts here are by the real Don Holbrook.  I have corresponded with him and have been reading his blog.  His verbosity and self-promotion is something to behold. These comments do mirror comments by him posted all around the web.  The Pahrump paper has quite a selection.  With an ego that size I don't know how the man gets his head through a door.  After I requested the docs for the Earthquest charity, which he is still withholding despite IRS rules and state law, he wrote my site to tell the owner I was vile and disgusting.  What a swell guy!

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