'Ex-Gay' Group, 'Jews Offering New Alternatives for Healing', also known as JONAH, Could Pay Big Damages in N.J. Suit

  • metta

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    Jun 07, 2014 5:54 AM GMT
    'Ex-Gay' Group Could Pay Big Damages in N.J. Suit


    http://www.advocate.com/ex-gay-therapy/2014/06/06/ex-gay-group-could-pay-big-damages-nj-suit
  • metta

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    Jun 10, 2014 7:32 AM GMT
    New Jersey Judge: Ex-Gay Therapists May Be Liable For Damages To Former Clients

    "A preliminary ruling in a New Jersey court suggests that an organization that provides supposed ex-gay therapy may have to pay out damages to clients who were harmed by the conversion therapy."

    http://thinkprogress.org/lgbt/2014/06/09/3446578/ex-gay-consumer-fraud-damages/
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    Jun 10, 2014 9:19 AM GMT
    I hope Texas is following this.
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    Jun 10, 2014 10:52 AM GMT
    They (JONAH) want to take money from self loathing fags or homophobic parents. Never mind the damage they may incur to the individuals in trying to do so.

    Hit them in their wallets, all they want is money anyway, and these frauds will be a thing of the past. I'm surprised no one thought of this earlier! If this sets a precedent it'll be a good thing! State by state but Texas will take a few years unfortunately.
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    Jun 10, 2014 1:59 PM GMT
    Jonah founder Arthur Goldberg is nothing but a God-damned con artist. Fuck him:

    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Arthur_A._Goldberg

    Business activities and conviction for fraud[edit]

    As Executive Vice President and a major stockholder of Matthews & Wright Inc., a Wall Street investment bank,[7] he orchestrated a massive fraud from 1984 to 1986 in which the firm sold over $2 billion of fraudulent municipal bonds to several cities. The victims were mostly impoverished communities with large minority populations—such as the territory of Guam; East St. Louis, Illinois; East Chicago Heights, Illinois; Chester, Pennsylvania and Sac and Fox Reservation in Oklahoma. Goldberg and his associate, Frederick Mann, netted $11 million in unlawful profits from the scheme.[4][8][9]

    The Philadelphia Inquirer exposed the scam in a series of articles in 1987. In December 1987, a federal grand jury in Guam indicted Goldberg and Mann on 52 counts of bribery, conspiracy and fraud. Soon afterward, federal authorities were forced to transfer the case to the United States District Court for the Central District of California; so many of Guam's residents had been defrauded that it would have been impossible to empanel a jury. He was indicted on separate charges in Illinois soon afterward.[4][10]

    Facing the prospect of spending the rest of his life in prison, in July 1989 Goldberg pleaded guilty in a Los Angeles federal court to three counts of mail fraud. Later that month, he pleaded guilty in an East St. Louis federal court to one count of conspiracy to defraud. In October 1989, Goldberg was sentenced to 18 months in federal prison and five years' probation. He was also fined $400,000 (later reduced to $100,000 on appeal). In a separate action, the Securities and Exchange Commission banned Goldberg from the securities industry for life and ordered Matthews & Wright to permanently close its doors

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    Jun 10, 2014 3:16 PM GMT
    Judge Rules Conversion Therapists Can Be Sued For Consumer Fraud

    http://thenewcivilrightsmovement.com/judge-rules-conversion-therapists-can-be-sued-for-consumer-fraud/news/2014/06/10/88935