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Florida Seeks to Shutter ‘Incorporation’ Biz

WEST PALM BEACH (CN) - The Florida attorney general says in court that she has received 110 complaints that Form-A-Corp and a slew of affiliates defrauded consumers by taking as much as $30,000 to file incorporation documents and provide "services which were not and would not be performed."

Florida sued Form-A-Corp, "a fictitious company owned by FAC International," plus four affiliates and two people: KJR Elite Management Group, Asset Management International, Form-A-Corp Holdings, and FAC International's officers/directors Adrian Brion and Kevin Rubel, in Palm Beach County Court.

"(D)efendants advertise that they prepare and obtain corporate document filings and provide registered agent services for consumers throughout the United States," the attorney general says in the complaint.

"Consumers paid defendants from approximately $375.00 to $5,000.00 and up to $30,000.00 for services which were not and would not be performed or rendered. "The plaintiff has received approximately 110 complaints regarding defendants' businesses. The complaints relate to activities including, but not limited to, a failure to provide contracted-for services and unresponsive customer service. To wit ... Patricia Walcher paid Form-A-Corp $429.00 to incorporate her Limited Liability Company in Wisconsin, which Form-A-Corp never did. Ms. Walcher attempted to contact Form-A-Corp numerous times to check the status of her incorporation services. After many months and without completion of the incorporation, Ms. Walcher requested a refund from Form-A-Corp, which she never received.

"As a result of the defendants' aforesaid practices, defendants have enriched themselves from the funds of consumers without the rendering of the represented services."

The state wants all the defendant companies dissolved, restitution and penalties for deceptive and unfair trade practices.

The Attorney General's Office did not respond to a request for comment.

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