Isis Preservation, Irena Hauser, Ventura County Planning Commissin

Isis Preservation, Irena Hauser, Ventura County Planning Commissin
Isis Preservation, Irena Hauser, Ziyka, Ventura County Planning Commission

Monday, June 9, 2014

Carlos Siderman article from Save Our Oak Trees Foundation

We were emailed the below last night from Save Our Oak Trees Foundation. Here is the original link.

Carlos Siderman, Property ID illegally bulldozed protected creek, oak trees, coastal zone
by Save Our Oak Trees
Sunday Jun 8th, 2014 6:46 PM

Carlos Siderman President of Property ID and Deer Creek Ranch Malibu was reported by multiple individuals to government agencies for illegally bulldozing a protected creek and oak trees in the Coastal Zone in Malibu, California. Carlos Siderman is currently under investigation by Ventura County planning, zoning and the coastal commission.

Through the results of State Information Act Requests it was revealed that multiple individuals have reported Carlos Siderman to authorities for bulldozing a protected creek and oak trees. Carlos Siderman was reported December 2013, March 2014 and on other dates. Carlos Siderman was also reported for running an illegal business on the same residential property. In order to run a business in a residential zone he would need a conditional use permit which he does not have.

The December 2013 complaint CV13-0505 states Carlos Siderman "Brush or vegetation removal (oak trees)and grading without required planned development permits." (pdf )

March 2014 another complaint was made for "illegal removal of oak trees, bulldozing a running creek on protected coastal zone, running a business in a residential zone without a conditional use permit and illegal signs." (5 MB pdf )

Carlos Siderman currently runs Deer Creek Ranch Malibu from a residence located at 10995 Pacific View Drive, Malibu California 90265. Deer Creek Ranch breeds, sells, boards, horses, goats and ducks besides offering horse rides off trail in the Santa Monica mountains to prospective horse buyers. ( )

Neighbors believe that Carlos Siderman bulldozed the creek so he could ride his horses across his neighbor's property and into the protected Santa Monica mountains. Carlos Siderman and his wife Lisa Siderman have been seen riding on this illegally created horse trail into the protected Santa Monica mountains off trail.

Earlier this year Carlos Siderman and his wife Lisa Siderman paid a lobbyist to try to harass their neighbor into moving. It seems Carlos Siderman has eyed his neighbor's property for many years so he can go across it to access the Santa Monica mountains on his horses. He also wants to have prospective horse buyers ride on these same off trail areas.

While investigating this land situation the true history Carlos Siderman has come to light. He and his business Property ID were sued by the Department of Justice, Department of Housing Urban Development and class action plaintiffs for violations of Real Estate Settlement Procedures Act of 1974 ("RESPA"). Carlos Siderman was found guilty of giving illegal kick backs in real estate transactions. HUD forced Carlos Siderman to pay a $7.5M fine which is disgorgement of ill gotten gains.

"WHEREAS, RESPA § 2607(a) prohibits the giving or accepting of any fee,
kickback, or thing of value pursuant to any agreement or understanding, oral or
otherwise, that business incident to or part of a real estate settlement service
involving a federally related mortgage loan shall be referred to any person, and
§ 2607(b) prohibits the giving or accepting of any portion, split, or percentage of
any charge made or received for the rendering of a real estate settlement service
involving a federally related mortgage loan other than for services actually

"WHEREAS, Property I.D. has agreed to pay $7,500,000, which will be
allocated among the three Berger settlement classes described above and which
will be available to pay Property I.D.’s NHDS report customers (hereinafter the
"Class Settlement")."

Full settlement agreement is below. Carlos Siderman, Property ID were sued in a class action by people who had bought their hazard information. ( )

Because the illegal kickbacks, false advertising, unfair trade practices came to light his son left Property ID and started his own company. His son Sergio Siderman was then forced to sue his father Carlos Siderman for unfair and unlawful competition, defamation per se, trade libel, misappropriation of trade secrets, malicious prosecution, conversion, tortious interference with prospective economic advantage and false advertising. (pdf ) ( )

In that lawsuit Carlos Siderman's ex wife Mirta and his son Sergio made sworn declarations against Carlos Siderman. Mirta stated that Carlos Siderman lied when he said he started Property ID in 1974. Carlos did not even arrive in the United States until 1976. He started Property ID in 1994 twenty years later. (pdf )

Carlos Siderman's son Sergio also made a statement. Sergio Siderman states he worked at Property ID with his father Carlos Siderman from 1993 to 2007. I believe he meant 1995. Carlos Siderman fired his son when his son questioned certain business transactions and policies. After Carlos fired his son he defamed him. Sergio started his new business and Carlos tried to destroy it by defaming Sergio. Carlos went so far and so low as to send a defamatory flyer about Sergio's business to his clients. Sergio claims that Property ID made no profits in 2006 and 2007.

Sergio Siderman stated that Carlos Siderman lied when he said he is a lawyer. In actuality Carlos Siderman does not have a college or law degree. He most certainly never passed the bar. Sergio Siderman states that Carlos Siderman forged a law degree and hung it on his office wall. Carlos Siderman for many years at many public business events held himself out to be an attorney but he is not. (pdf )

While researching further it was uncovered that Carlos Siderman's business partner in 1995 was none other than Horatio Vignali whom the LAPD and DEA suspected of being a major drug lord for over 20 years. ) Horatio Vignali's son Carlos Vignali was a convited drug dealer who was ultimately pardoned by Clinton in what is now known as "pardongate." ( )

Please, contact Ventura County Planning, the Coastal Commission, County of Ventura Compliance Division, Santa Monica Mountain Conservancy to express your displeasure at the bulldozing of a protected creek and protected oak trees in our sensitive coastal zone.

More information about this situation can be found here. Author is not related to this blog but found the materials in this blog. Author is only interested in the illegal destruction of protected creek and oak trees. 

Isis Preservation website
Tiger Sanctuary Malibu YouTube channel
Tiger Sanctuary Malibu blog
Tiger Sanctuary Malibu Twitter

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