JW RHODES JOSEPH WILLIAM RHODES CARDI B POST MALONE JOSEPH RHODES #BLACK OAKS LLC GREENVILLE DEVELOPMENT PARKSQUARE GROUP RIVERRUN GROUP #SOUTHERN STONE DISTRIBUTION LLC
JW RHODES report
JW induced people to enter into a business relationship with him claiming he would fund projects including music, film and real estate projects.
He solicited wire transfers to his “attorneys” account which never existed and instead the wires went to his girlfriend’s (Jennifer Arria or Jennifer Guido) Bank of America account NC. By soliciting wire transfers to his fake “attorney accounts” which went to his girlfriend he committed federal wire fraud.
JW claimed to be setting up a company to fund projects and asked for the company to be capitalized but instead the money went to his girlfirends account (Jennifer Arria or Jennifer Guido). JW claimed to own a private plane which he would assign to the business but he doesn’t own any property or a private plane. JW claimed he made his wealth from the sale of Seamless to Grubhub – he repeated this several times in various business meetings.
Regarding his website, he has no staff so everyone on his website (www.bgrholdings.com) the Team and Board - do not exist – they are stock photos of other people.
JW on his website claims to have worked with Post Malone, Cardi B and others as detailed on his website but he never has worked with them. His girlfriend Jenn Arria aka Jennifer Guido made the websites which were all false.
JW operated under several names including JW Rhodes, Joseph William Rhodes. JW claimed to have bought a PR company, a streaming platform, a verification for artists platform, etc but they don’t exist.
BELOW IS HIS OPEN CRIMINAL CASE WHICH NOW HAS A ARREST WARRANT OUT FOR HIM
IN THE CIRCUIT COURT FOR THE SIXTH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT OF FLORIDA IN AND FOR PINELLAS COUNTY
STATE OF FLORIDA
vs. FELONY INFORMATION
PIO 311603216 W/M;
CRIMINAL USE OF PERSONAL IDENTIFICATION INFORMATION, 2°F
IN THE NAME AND BY THE AUTHORITY FOR THE STATE OF FLORIDA:
Florida, in and Florida, in the
State Attorney for the Sixth Judicial Circuit of for Pinellas County, prosecuting for the State of said County, under oath, Information makesthat
in the County of Pinellas and State of Florida, on or between the 4th day of June and the 5th day of June, in the year of our Lord, two thousand nineteen, did willfully and without authorization fraudulently use, or possess with intent to use, personal identification information concerning an individual, Bikram Sharma, without first obtaining Bikram Sharma's consent, and the pecuniary benefit, the value of the services received, the payment sought to be avoided, or the amount of the injury or fraud perpetrated was $5,000 or more; contrary to Chapter 817.568(2)(b), Florida Statutes, and against the peace and dignity of the State of Florida./5
STATE OF FLORIDA PINELLAS COUNTY
Personally appeared before me, BRUCE BARTLETT, State Attorney for the Sixth Judicial Circuit of Florida, in and for Pinellas County, or his duly designated Assistant State Attorney, who being first duly sworn, says that the allegations as set forth in the foregoing information are based upon facts that have been sworn to as true, and which if true, would constitute the offensetherein charged; hence this information is filed in good faith in instituting this prosecution, and that he has received testimony under oath from the material witness or witnesses for the offense.
The foregoing/strument was acknowledged before me by me as physical presence or online
notarization this FEBUARY 9TH 2021
by DR ELLIS
is personally known to me and who did take an oath.
COUNTY COURT OR CIRCUIT COURT - CRIMINAL DIVISION PINELLAS COUNTY, FLORIDA
STATE OF FLORIDA
BEFORE ME, A NOTARY PUBLIC, personally appeared Jonathan Maser, who being duly sworn in:
Your Affiant is a duly sworn law enforcement officer with the Clearwater Police Department. Your Affiant was assigned to follow up with a Criminal Useof Personal Identification Information that occurred on or between June 4, 2019 and June 5, 2019, at 400 Mandalay Avenue, Clearwater, Pinellas County, Florida. In taking over the case, your Affiant reviewed all responding officer reports and supplementary reports, including witness statements. Your Afi1iant has also conducted follow-up investigation and determined the following:
Your Affiant was contacted by a Richard Clements, a representative ofthe Mike Alstott Family Foundation in regard to a fraudulent credit cardtransaction. Your Affiant learned that on May 30, 2019, there was a charity auction, at which time a person known to Richard Clements as JOSEPH RHODES was in attendance and purchased numerous iterns at the charity auction using a credit card. Your Affiant further learned that the credit card used was declined.
Your Affiant is aware, after speaking to Richard Clements, that contact was made with the subject known to Richard Clements as JOSEPH RHODES about the credit card number being declined. At that point, JOSEPH RHODES provided to Richard Clements a credit card number from an American Express credit card ending in 7001.
Your Affiant learned that the credit card was charged, and that transaction was completed, on June 5, 2019. Your Affiant is aware that Richard Clements had received the credit card number from JOSEPH RHODES on June 4, 2019. Your Affiant further learned from Richard Clements that on September 27, 2019, they received a transaction disputenotification indicating that there was_. going to be a chargeback in the amount of $22,800, which was the amount charged to the credit card on or between June 4th and Jun 5th, 2019.
Your Affiant obtained credit card records for the American Express cardending in 7001. Your Affiant learned that that credit card was recorded to be held by a Bikram Sharma. Your Affiant contacted Bikram Sharma and learned that he did know of a JOSEPH RHODES but did not give JOSEPH RHODES permission to use his credit card number at the charity auction. Your Affiant learned that BikramSharma had contested the charge on his card, saying that he did not give permission to use that credit card to JOSEPH RHODES. Your Affiant has beenunable to make contact with JOSEPH RHODES.
JOSEPH RHODES WHEREFORE, your Affiant respectfully requests this Honorable Court to issue a Capias so that JOSEPH RHODES may be made to answer for Information. the Criminal Use of Personal Identification
645 PlERCE ST. CLEARWATER, FL 33756
County Court or Circuit Court -
AFFIANT'S TELEPHONE NUMBER
Criminal Division, Pinellas County, Florida CW20-017615 K-DF/0120rc12
FINDING OF PROBABLE CAUSE
I, Susan St. John, Circuit Judge have reviewed this affidavit and do find there is probable cause to hold and bind over for trial thedefendant named in this affidavit.
Clerk of this Court is hereby directed to ISSUE CAPIAS for arrest of Defendant
Defendant is to be admitted to Bail in the sum of $ 30,000 including surcharge
Other conditions of release: -------
PERSONAL DATA INFORMATION SHEET
ALL INFORMATION MUST BE PROVIDED BY THE INVESTIGATING OFFICER I
*Note: Starred lines are required for computer warrant entries. *FCIC System (local) **NCIC System
* Defendant's Full Name:
JOSEPH WILLIAM RHODES
FL DL R320499843240
Last Known Address:
(((REDACTED))) APOLLO BEACH FL .
Place of Employment:
(company) N/A. (business address)
FINGERPRINTS AVAILABLE: YES o NO,
**HT: "' 6'0
**WT: 160 **HAIR: BR I EYES:
OTHER FEATURES: (BEARD, MARKS, SCARS, TATTOOS)
Per FL Cr Rule 3.121 attach photo - SOPICS preferred! OriginatingSource of PHOTO:
D SOPICS Docket #
}l FL DL #DAVID/Photo/ confirmed accurate by: 05 30 201
D Other State DL #
D Other Photo Source #
D NO PHOTO AVAILABLE - Explanation For No Photo:
OFFENSE NUMBER: CW20- 17615
*INVESTIGATING OFFICER: DETECTIVE J MASER