Alfredo Garcia, Undocumented Serial Plaintiff, Caught in Another Lie

Marc Brown, ABC Los Angeles, March 15, 2013

He’s filed more than 600 ADA lawsuits against small business owners in Southern California, but now, the serial plaintiff, illegal immigrant and convicted felon may be out of business himself. He has stopped filing news ADA lawsuits, but not before he was caught in another lie.

Alfredo Garcia has been ordered back to Mexico. Garcia was arrested on immigration violations in February 2011. But while his case–and now his appeal–work through the courts, Garcia remains free. He is monitored but not incarcerated.

“This guy doesn’t work. He’s been here for past how many years? And making money off American citizens,” said the owner of Trimana.

He wants to fight Garcia’s $4,000 lawsuit in court.

“I talked to the lawyer, and he said it will cost probably more money to fight it, but we’re trying to fight it,” the business owner said.

According to court documents, Garcia has filed at least 615 lawsuits involving the Americans with Disabilities Act, and taxpayers are paying for them.

In each of the hundreds of cases Eyewitness News has reviewed, Garcia requested and was granted a fee waiver from the court. That’s about $300 per case and a grand total of more than $193,000. {snip}

The hearings themselves are closed to the public, but transcripts obtained by Eyewitness News suggest Garcia perjured himself in court. Garcia claimed under oath that he made $16,500 in lawsuit settlements in 2008. But Eyewitness News sorted through hundreds of cases and court documents to learn Garcia really made $125,000 in lawsuit settlements that year.

“He’s making a lot of money, and he’s making a lot of money that he’s not reporting to the courts and probably to the IRS,” said Pasadena attorney Jim Link.

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Link calculates that if Garcia continues to collect from these lawsuits at the same rate as he has in the past, he would make $1 million when he resolves all of his 615 cases.

Garcia testified in a case that he typically collects about $2,000 per case, and that’s after his attorney takes half. Morse Mehrban, Garcia’s longtime attorney, estimates that 75 percent of his law practice is based on ADA lawsuits.

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Court records show Mehrban’s law firm has filed about 30 percent of all ADA lawsuits filed in L.A. County since 2010.

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Mehrban has filed every one of Garcia’s more than 600 ADA lawsuits, and his firm assists in the filing of Garcia’s fee waiver applications. But Mehrban seems to blame the court for not knowing that Garcia is making too much money to qualify for fee waivers.

“I don’t know what I’m supposed to do about that,” Mehrban said. “The court is fully aware of what he’s been making. The court knows he’s filed 600-something cases.”

Transcripts from Garcia’s fee waiver hearing in December 2011 show Garcia told the commissioner, “It’s not much money. It’s a struggle trying to make it.”

Mehrban prepared one court document detailing settlements and judgments paid out to Garcia in 2007 and 2008. It adds up to $169,500. When asked if he knew that Garcia made too much to qualify for a fee waiver, Mehrban responded, “I don’t keep track of every client and how much they’re making. When there’s a settlement, of course, I learn what the settlement is.”

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Garcia said Friday that he has stopped filing new lawsuits, but according to court records, he still has about a dozen pending lawsuits. He has also collected at least 31 settlements in the past year.

The judge ordered Garcia to start paying half of his court fees.

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  • MekongDelta69

    [Illegal alien] Garcia told the commissioner, “It’s not much money. It’s a struggle trying to make it.”

    I feel for ya dude. It’s a tough life shaking down decent American citizens when you’ve snuck into this country illegally.

    But why bother struggling Alfredo? All you have to do is apply to be in NoBama’s cabinet. You’d fit in perfectly with all the rest of the lunatic czars and Napoleans. The pay is great; the bennies are fantastic; you don’t have to do anything except order other people what to do. What are you waiting for? Get that application in TODAY, boy.

  • Oil Can Harry

    An illegal alien milking the system with the help of a slimy trial lawyer?

    Bring Me The Head Of Alfredo Garcia!

    • Unperson

      While you’re at it, also bring me the head of Jerry Garcia.

      • mobilebay

        My choice is Rep. Luis Gutierrez.

        • nexus

          Mine is Gill Cedillo

      • Moe

        And don’t foget the head of Jerry Springer!

  • Tim

    Peckinpah said it before and better than I could…. “Bring Me The Head Of Alfredo Garcia”… Don`t you wish you still had to go to the movies instead of look next door to see this guff?!?

  • Biff_Maliboo
  • The__Bobster

    I’m sure Obongo will want to send this Dreamer to law school so that he can sue YT for the smallest racial slights.

  • http://twitter.com/seedymedia r j p

    “It’s not much money. It’s a struggle trying to make it.”

    Make it? Or shake it? … As in shakedown.

    ADA – it’s the Americans with Disabilities Act.

  • refocus

    Here in the USA, in the year 1820, the owners of the government entitled the lawyers to feed on the population with a supreme court ruling that goes like this: *A wrongfully sued defendant has no recourse upon the plaintiff because to allow such would tend to deny a poor man his day in court.*

    So lets try to answer the question: What is a lawsuit?

    A lawsuit is a premeditated multiple felony crime committed by two lawyers and a judge against an honest working man. It is the textbook definition of RICO. The lies of the plaintiff carry the weight of concrete facts in the operation of the law. The actions of the court, the lawyers and the judge, and are backed up by the full police and military power of the state.

    Naïve people have been conditioned by TV to believe that the lawyers and judge are looking for the truth. In reality they are looking for money.

    Since the honest working man has done nothing wrong, that is nothing that is actionable, the intention of the crime partners is to cause the targeted individual such a conundrum that he commits suicide. The crime partners bet that the grieving wife will throw the contested assets on the floor and walk away brokenhearted. The lawyers will then divide up the spoils.

    The lawyer became a lawyer and the judge became a judge to make money for themselves. They could not possibly care any less about you. In fact, deep analysis would show that they hate your guts.

    The lawyers joke goes like this: You are the one with the money. And you are being raped, lay back and enjoy it. Ha ha ha its so funny.

    The jury? All, each and every one on it, is selected on the basis of: lack of income, lack of business experience, lack of property ownership, whether or not they are being proscribed psychotropic drugs which is preferred, and the miserable condition of their abode.

    The plaintiff’s lawyer’s closing statement to the jury is over the top. Nothing like it has ever been shown on TV or in any movie. Probably no person reading this has seen it. And no person reading this can believe it is as I describe it… the plaintiff’s lawyer actually channels Satan.

    He starts off with innuendo telling the jury all about the defendant’s short comings. And builds until he is jumping up and down screaming at the top of his lungs. He curses you in front of the jury, compares you to murderers and robbers for one hour. If it is a probate case the last thing he tells the jury is that you grabbed your poor old mother by the hair and stuck a loaded gun into her mouth and down into her throat and threatened to kill her in order to force her to sign the deed. His eyes are bugged out and his face a contortion of extreme hatred, his saliva flies about… his body is shaking with anger and rage.

    Then with a great flourish he recovers and coolly remarks that *you have all seen those criminals on Americas Most Wanted and wished that you could do something about it*. Now channeling Satan again, *There he is ! There he is! This is your chance ! Do the right thing and take it away take it away.*

    And the jury of morons does what they are told and strips you of everything you own and worked for all your life.

    The Plaintiff’s lawyer makes a closing statement the likes of which has never been shown on TV or dramatized in the movies. It is so shocking that there is no way to actually describe it. And no one who has not seen it can believe it.

    It takes corrupt judges, court reporters, and the very process of jury selection to make it all work, but work it does.

    Does anyone remember the Korean dry cleaner family and the judges $60 MILLION pair of pants? The Korean’s legal bill was $300 THOUSAND.

    Power corrupts and absolute power corrupts absolutely, and thus the situation is absolutely hopeless.

    • Nathanwartooth

      Whenever I hear opposition to plaintiffs being held responsible if their law suit fails it’s always the same. “But then no one will sue because they will be too scared to lose! And those evil corporations will get away with whatever they want!”.

      But if you have a REAL law suit with REAL grievances you have nothing to worry about.

  • bigone4u

    If Alfredo Garcia’s scam is legal, then this country is (bleeped). This guy should be in criminal court, charged with perjury and fraud. He should be made to pay restitution too. After his release from prison, then back to Mexico. What the hell is wrong with the USA?

  • tavon markukin

    you chit, you cockaroack, coloumbians…..

  • Seek

    Back in 1974, the late Sam Peckinpah came out with a movie called, “Bring Me the Head of Alfredo Garcia.” It may be time for the real-life version.

  • IKantunderstand

    This is exactly why, third world countries, are, well, third world. The smartest of citizens apply their brains to ripping off hard working, honest people. And, somehow, all the White countries of the world , don’t understand this. Well, gosharooney, those Nigerians are so hardworking! Uh, huh, working hard at getting your money, illegally. Not , you know, actually inventing anything that is worthwhile. And, while I’m thinking about it, did you ever notice that it’s Whites who volunteer for everything? Where the hell are the Black and Hispanic volunteers? What? They don’t get any diseases? They don’t need to clean up the neighborhoods they trashed? These are the same people who think the United States of America will be better off when Whites are either in a minority, or gone all together. Well, at the very least, we should stop volunteering for anything. Also, no more marathon running for a cause. No more participation in this country. Once we bow out, there will really be no “country”. It’s not ours anyway, why are we prolonging the artifice?

    • White Mom in WDC

      Rock on! Secession now for whites! Stop feeding the third world turds!

  • ViktorNN

    A sleazy Jewish lawyer and an illegal Mexican in a wheelchair go into a bar…

  • mobilebay

    Anyone remember the practice of wrongdoers being tarred and feathered and then run out of town? This person sounds like a prime candidate.

  • http://www.facebook.com/nokwan.noway No Kwan Noway

    You don’t argue with a cockroach. You step on it.

  • [Guest]

    If this country were in its right mind, this crazy case alone would bring down the entire system.

    If this country were in its right mind, though, this case wouldn’t have been possible in the first place.

    • White Mom in WDC

      We are not a country. We are a third world cluster f$&k of multicultural fiefdom. Secession for middle class and working class and professional class whites now! Stop feeding the third world turds! Have more kids whites!

  • Michael_C_Scott

    Reason number 362315298798715 why I refuse to work a steady job.

    There’s no point to it anymore. Honest workers are supposed to carry the weight of criminal invading alien malingerers like this Garcia punk? No thanks.