Non-Profit Homes for Our Troops Gave Home to “Permanently Paralyzed” Vet Army Specialist Justin Perez-Gorda … Now Must Weigh Options as it Appears to Have been a Fraud
VALOR HOME … Was this a con from the outset by this couple to get a new home bought and paid for?
Homes for Our Troops, a non-profit organization, provided military veteran Army Specialist Justin Perez-Gorda a home free of charge to account for his handicap and paralysis; however, something fishy appears to be going on … within weeks after Justin Perez-Gorda and his wife moved into the home, he was walking. Miracle or fraud? I will opt for the latter. When confronted by the media of his miraculous recovery, Justin Perez-Gorda told the reporter to get off his property. The non-profit, Homes for Our Troops said the organization is thinking about its next steps and has to weigh their options. One of them might be trying to take back the home.
The man suffered a brain injury in Afghanistan in 2011, but for years he and his wife claimed that he was paralyzed form the waist down.
“He has permanent loss of use of both lower extremities. He’s paralyzed from the belly button down,” Josephine Perez-Gorda said in a Homes for Our Troops promotional video.
But, soon after the couple moved into the house specially designed for a handicapped individual, neighbors noticed something odd: Perez-Gorda could walk. Those who spoke to WTSP said the couple became angry when asked about his condition.
Army Specialist Justin Perez-Gorda suffered a traumatic brain injury while serving in Afghanistan in January 2011.
For years, he and his wife claimed publicly he was paralyzed from the belly button down.
“He has permanent loss of use of both lower extremities. He’s paralyzed from the belly button down,” Josephine Perez-Gorda said during a taped video segment later used by Homes for Our Troops for fundraising efforts.
Homes for Our Troops (HFOT) is a privately funded 501(c) (3) nonprofit organization building specially adapted, mortgage-free homes nationwide for the most severely injured Veterans from Iraq and Afghanistan.
If this is a fraud, which it really appears to be, it is disgusting. With so many soldiers returning from war in Iraq and Afghanistan that are truly needing of such homes, for one of their own to perpetrate such a con is just unconscionable. There is no doubt that Army Specialist Justin Perez-Gorda suffered some type of injury, but it was nothing like what was embellished. Watch the promotional VIDEO below from Homes for Our Troops and you can plainly hear Justin’s wife, Josephine Perez-Gorda, say at the 1:35 minute mark that he has permanent loss of the use of both lower extremities and that he was paralyzed from the belly-button down. Hmm, that is a far cry from the VIDEO above where Justin can be seen walking and carrying wood.
Army SPC Justin Perez-Gorda was on his first deployment when he became a paraplegic and suffered a traumatic brain injury, as the result of an IED explosion in Memlah, Afghanistan on January 5, 2011.
SPC Justin Perez-Gorda – Homes For our Troops, Published on Oct 24, 2012
City of New York Orders Al Sharpton’s Daughter (Dominique Sharpton) to Save Incriminating Hiking Pics & Not to Delete Instagram Bali Hiking Photos
RUT-ROH, Some one is in trouble …
As reported at the NY Post, NYC attorney have warned Dominique Sharpton, the daughter of Rev. Al Sharpton, not to destroy or delete any pics on her Instagram account, like the ones that show her hiking in Bali. The 28 year old Sharpton is suing NYC for $5 million claiming she fell in the street and sprained her ankle that supposedly left her “severely injured, bruised and wounded”. Dominique’s lawsuit states she “still suffers and will continue to suffer for some time physical pain and bodily injuries;” however, she stupidly posted hiking pics on her Instagram account showing her hiking in atop an Indonesian mountain and making comments regarding how tough the hikes were. CAN YOU SAY BUSTED!!!
City lawyers warned Dominique Sharpton not to delete Instagram photos like this one atop an Indonesian mountain — where she trekked while claiming in a lawsuit that she has “permanent” injuries.
The city Law Department sent Rev. Al’s daughter a letter telling her to preserve all of the damning evidence that she posted on her social-media accounts.
The warning comes after The Post revealed that Dominique Sharpton has been globe-trotting despite her May 7 suit that says she will never fully recover from a sprained ankle she suffered on an uneven Soho street.
CAN YOU SAY FRAUD!!!
Cleveland Police Officer Michael Brelo Found Not Guilty of Voluntary Manslaughter in Shooting Deaths of Timothy Russell and Malissa Williams (VIDEO)
NOT GUILTY …
Cuyahoga County Judge John P. O’Donnell has reached the following verdict … 31 year old police officer Michael Brelo has been found not guilty of voluntary manslaughter and a lesser charge of felonious assault in the shooting deaths of two unarmed passengers, Timothy Russell and Malissa Williams. The shooting took place following the November 29, 2012 police chase. The not guilty verdict may have ramifications as one again we are presented with a volatile situation as a white police officer killed two black individuals. Hopefully calm will be kept following the verdict.
A Cleveland police officer has been found not guilty of voluntary manslaughter in the killing of two unarmed passengers whose car hood he mounted, firing multiple shots into their windshield.
Michael Brelo, 31, who is white, was charged with killing Timothy Russell and Malissa Williams — both of whom were black — after a car chase in November 2012. He rubbed his face and nodded his head as the judge read the verdict.
“Brelo reasonably perceived a threat,” Cuyahoga County Common Pleas Court Judge John O’Donnell said.
O’Donnell said while he found beyond a reasonable doubt that Brelo caused at least one fatal wound to Williams’ chest, he couldn’t determine that the other fatal shots came from his gun.
“One or two other officers inflicted” the others, O’Donnell said, and therefore, he couldn’t find Brelo guilty of Williams’ death.
UPDATE I: Not Guilty on all charges …
The trial was also notable in that it was a bench trial in which the Judge John. P. O’Connell acted as the finder of fact.
Even more unusually, at the close of the trial the judge spent over an hour, prior to announcing the verdict, stepping through his rationale for coming to his conclusion.
The result is Judge O’Connell ruled that:
- The two counts of voluntary manslaughter had not been proven beyond a reasonable doubt;
- The two counts of felonious assault had been proven beyond a reasonable doubt; but
- Brelo escapes legal liability for those assault charges because he proved justification by a preponderance of the evidence.
Cuyahoga County Executive Armond Budish announced sheriff’s deputies will join police to keep streets safe following the verdict in Cleveland police officer Michael Brelo’s trial.
At the end of the trial, O’Donnell said he was aware of unrest related to police use of force in other cities, including Baltimore. Mayor Frank Jackson said during a community meeting that the city is tapping residents, activists and even protesters to help make sure demonstrations don’t become violent.
“I firmly believe that the First Amendment gives every citizen a rightful path to speak out and protest against that which they do not like. However, the path to free speech ends at the door to violence.
15 year old Christa “Shay” Hermanet is missing since Tuesday, May 19, 2015 from her group home in Auburn, New York. Detective Bryant Bergenstock said in a news release, the missing teen could be headed to Ontario County, because she has no known contacts in the Auburn area. The authorities stated, they were unsure of the girl’s means of travel and what she was last seen wearing.
Christa “Shay” Hermanet, 15, has been missing from Cayuga Centers at 101 Hamilton Ave. since Tuesday. It is believed she may be headed to Ontario County. She has no known contacts in Auburn.
Hermanet is a white female, approximately 5’4″ and 137 pounds with brown hair and brown eyes.
If anyone has any information regarding the missing teen, please contact the Auburn police at (315) 253-3231.
16 year old Gabrielle Capodicasa, a teen with a troubled past, is missing in Buffalo, NY. According to reports, she is known to frequent Lackawanna and west Buffalo. Gabrielle is described as approximately 5′ 7″ tall, 150 lbs., with brown, shoulder-length hair. Distinct black eyebrows. She was last seen wearing a green army jacket and black leggings, carrying a large saddle color purse. According to authorities, Gabrielle Capodicasa has an active Erie County Family Court PINS warrant.
Missing – Gabrielle Capodicasa
Police say 16-year-old Gabrielle Capodicasa is missing, but frequents Lackawanna and west Buffalo. She was last seen wearing a green army jacket, black leggings and carrying a saddle colored purse.
Capodicasa has an active warrant as a person who is in need of assistance, and police say her family is concerned for her well-being.
Crimestoppers is offering a cash reward of up to $1,000 for information which leads to finding her. Any information can be called in to (716) 867-6161.
15 year old Abigail “Abby” Huston has been missing since Thursday, May 21, 2015 from Bloomfield Hills, Michigan. According to her family, Abby left a note behind Thursday morning. Also, Abby had left other notes that were found that indicated that she and a friend, 15 year old Veronica Manson, may have headed for Boystown on Chicago’s North Side. Abby is described as 5’7″, 135 lbs., with blue eyes. The missing teen may have been spotted at a Detroit Greyhound bus station.
Missing – Abigail “Abby” Huston
A teenager who went missing from her bedroom in Bloomfield Hills, Mich., may be in Chicago, according to her family.
Abigail “Abby” Huston went missing Thursday morning and left a note behind. Her parents say other notes they found indicated she and a friend, Veronica Manson, also 15, may have headed for Boystown on Chicago’s North Side.
Her parents say they believe she has been motivated by a need to connect with the gay and transgender community and that Abby and her friend may have been inspired by the story of Bruce Jenner and other news to pursue changes in their lifestyles.
Robin Ficker, Fomer Defense Attorney for Quadruple Murder Suspect Daron Dylon Wint Says DC Police Have Wrong Guy … “I Knew Him to be a Very Nice, Gentle Person” (VIDEO)
WHY WE HAVE A VERY STRONG DISLIKE FOR DEFENSE ATTORNEYS … I guess this is what defense attorneys say to make them be able to live with themselves.
GO FIGURE, ANOTHER GENTLE GIANT … Thursday night, Daron Dylon Wint, the suspect in the brutal murders of three members of a prominent Washington, D.C. family and their housekeeper, was arrested Northeast Washington, DC. According to reports, Wint’s DNA was on the pizza crust of a Dominoes pizza that was ordered at the same time the Savopoulos family was being tortured and killed. The suspect??s former attorney, Robin Ficker, who represented Wint in six minor cases, appeared with Nancy Grace and said, the DC police “have ??the wrong guy” and this was a “rush to judgement”.. Ficker then went on to astonishingly say, ?”I knew him to be a very nice, gentle person”
UNBELIEVABLE … BUT WHAT WOULD YOU EXPECT FROM A DEFENSE ATTORNEY WHO HAS GOT A CRIMINAL OFF ON LESSER CHARGES ONLY TO TORTURE AND KILL 4 PEOPLE.
17 year old Lara Diesh has been missing since Thursday, May 21, 2015 in Boulder, Colorado. Diesh was last seen near New Vista High School walking eastbound on Baseline Road from 700 20th Street about 8:45 a.m. Thursday. She has not been seen or heard from since. The Boulder police are asking the public to help find this at-risk teenager.
Missing – Lara Diesh
Diesh was last seen near New Vista High School walking eastbound on Baseline from 20th Street about 8:45 a.m. Thursday. No one has heard from her since.
Diesh is described as a white female, 5-foot-7, 127 pounds, with brown hair and brown eyes. She was last seen wearing white pants and carrying a brown and blue backpack.
If anyone has any information about Lara Diesh’s whereabouts is asked to contact Boulder police at 303-441-3333.
Court Documents Say that Daron Dylon Wint, the Man Charged in the Quadruple Murder of Washington, DC family, Did Not Act Alone
NBC News is reporting that Daron Dylon Wint, the individual charged with the quadruple murder of a DC family and their housekeeper, did not act alone. Detective Jeffrey Owens of the Metropolitan Police wrote in a statement, “The crimes described in this affidavit required the presence and assistance of more than one person,” in support of a first-degree murder charge while armed that were filed against Darron Wint. However, neither the court papers nor law enforcement officials would name one or more accomplices, or say if they were among the people arrested with Daron Dylon Wint. He was arrested Thursday night in Northeast Washington, DC.
Police investigating the murder of a wealthy Washington, D.C., family and their housekeeper suspect that the alleged killer, Darron Wint, had help from accomplices, according to court documents released Friday.
In an affidavit seeking an arrest warrant for Wint, a city detective said he believed that others helped Wint hold the three adults and a child captive before killing them and torching the family’s home.
Wint, 34, was captured Thursday in Maryland, a week after Savvas Savopoulos, 46, his wife, Amy, 47, their 10-year-old son, Philip, and their housekeeper, Veralicia “Vera” Figueroa, 57, were found by firefighters in the mansion’s second floor. Wint was arraigned Friday on charges of first-degree murder.
Two other men and three women also were taken into custody at the time of Wint’s arrest. They were questioned and released; no one other than Wint has been charged.
Kashif Parvaiz Sentenced to Life in Prison for Wife’s 2011 Murder in Boonton, NJ … Claimed Family had Been Targeted in Anti-Muslim Attack
Muslim Kashif Parvaiz sentenced to life in prison for 2011 shooting death of his wife.
30 year old Kashif Parvaiz has been sentenced to life in prison for the 2011 murder of his wife, Nazish Noorani. The judge deemed Parvaiz ‘cold-blooded’ and ‘beyond redemption. Parvaiz was previously convicted by a jury on February 26, 2015 of first degree murder, conspiracy to commit murder in the first degree and other counts in the shooting death of his wife. Initially following the shooting, Kashif Parvaiz claimed that he and his family were the victims of an anti-Muslim attack. Kashif Parvaiz, from New York City, was on a walk with his wife, Nazish Noorani, 27, and their two-year-old son in Boonton, New Jersey, in August 2011 when Noorani was fatally shot in the chest. However, his story unraveled when his mistress, Antoinette Stephen, admitted to her role in set-up and testified against Parvaiz.
From left: Kashif Parvaiz and Antoinette Stephen (Morris County Prosecutor’s Office)
Morris County Prosecutor Fredric M. Knapp has announced that Kashif Parvaiz, 30, has been sentenced to life in prison in connection with the 2011 murder of his wife, Nazish Noorani.
On Feb. 26, 2015, Parvaiz was convicted when a jury returned a verdict of guilty against him on counts of first degree murder, conspiracy to commit murder in the first degree; two counts of the second degree of possession of a weapon for an unlawful purpose; two counts of unlawful possession of a weapon, crimes of the second degree; prohibited weapons and devices in the fourth degree; second degree endangering the welfare of a child; and third degree hindering one’s apprehension.
This prosecution stemmed from the Parvaiz’s arrest for his role in the shooting death of his wife, Nazish Noorani, on Cedar Street in Boonton on the night of Aug. 16, 2011.