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Ribisi's ex-wife Mariah O'Brien released of Ponzi charges

Post by Don Carlo » Mon Jun 11, 2012 7:09 am

The facts:
Giovanni Ribisi's ex-wife is Mariah O'Brien, an interior designer popular with LA Scientologists. The only Mariah O'Brien in LA in Ancestry.com of the right age is Mariah W. O'Brien, born 1971.
The IAS Impact 114 , 2006 list of donors to the International Association of Scientologists has "Mariah O'Brien Carlson and Trae Carlson."
Trae took Scientology courses in 2001 as Trae, http://www.truthaboutscientology.com/st ... rlson.html , and as Anthony Carlson, http://www.truthaboutscientology.com/st ... rlson.html
Mariah took Scientology courses under the name O'Brien, http://www.truthaboutscientology.com/st ... brien.html and under the name Ribisi, http://www.truthaboutscientology.com/st ... ibisi.html
Mariah and Trae were selling a house in Los Feliz, Los Angeles in 2007 for $3.75 million, photos at http://realestalker.blogspot.com/2007/0 ... feliz.html
Mariah was previously an actress, http://www.imdb.com/name/nm0639686/
Anthony "Trae" Carlson was arrested on October 21 and has been charged with 40 fraud-related felonies with bail set at a whopping $2.5 million...
The 42-year-old former musician was married to (Carol) Burnett's daughter, Erin Hamilton, and the couple had a son named Zachary together but were divorced in 1998.
Carlson is now married to Mariah Waterfall O’Brien, who was arrested along with her husband and mother, Arvina Joyce Carlson, 68, for the alleged fraud.
“This family conspired to rip off honest investors,” Insurance Commissioner Dave Jones said in a statement following the arrests. “Thankfully, they were apprehended before defrauding additional victims.”
from http://www.radaronline.com/exclusives/2 ... nzi-scheme
Mariah's age in 2011, when the arrest occurred, was 40, which matches that of the ex-wife of Giovanni Ribisi.

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Re: Was Ribisi's wife Mariah O'Brien arrested for Ponzi sche

Post by triumph » Mon Jun 11, 2012 10:20 am

Mariah Waterfall O’Brien
some more clues
http://webcache.googleusercontent.com/s ... =firefox-a
The daughter of hippie musicians - her middle name is Waterfall, after the Jimi Hendrix song - O'Brien was born 24 years ago on an Ohio farm with no electricity or running water. The family later moved to L.A., where Mariah appeared in local theaters. But it wasn't until she married Saving Private Ryan star Giovanni Ribisi (the couple now have a 2-year-old daughter, Lucia) that she began to take acting seriously. Her role as the pot-smoking prostitute Tiffany in Diamonds is her first major movie appearance but certainly won't be her last.
same person you nailed it...

Mariah O Brian Ribisi - Scientology Service Completions
http://www.truthaboutscientology.com/st ... ibisi.html

also possibly her
Mariah OBrien Scientology Service Completions
http://www.truthaboutscientology.com/st ... brien.html

also caught up in Slatkins scam

Loads of Clammy friends and links on Facebook
shes managed to stay cult friendly to say the least.


Anthony trae Carson Service completions
http://www.truthaboutscientology.com/st ... rlson.html
Anthony Carlson
http://www.truthaboutscientology.com/st ... rlson.html

check out her clients list ..woah seriously clammy

the pair of Scammers also had a phony record label promoting Scientology acts..

Juliet Simms (recent contestant on the TV show the VOICE) and Holly Palmer
and a couple of Scientology Bands

state of California Dox Cease and desist MERCY RECORDS
O’Brien would solicit investors by guaranteeing annual cash returns of 16.5% for their investment in Mercy. After investors agreed to purchase membership interests in Mercy, they would sign an operating agreement with Mercy that was always executed by ATC on behalf of Mercy. Several investments were made out to “Anthony Trae Carlson and Mariah O’Brien” and on at least one investment, O’Brien was the individual who endorsed the check.
ATC =Anthony Trae Carlson
In connection with the offer and sale of these securities, SBC, Mercy, AJC, ATC, and O’Brien made, or caused to be made, misrepresentations of material fact or omitted to state material facts necessary in order to make the statements made, in the light of the circumstances under which they were made, not misleading. These misrepresentations and omissions included, but are not limited to the following:
The state of California shut Mariah and her Anthony Mercy Records down...

they got caught making phony promises of huge unrealistic returns on investments... so they could Promote marginally talented Scientology Acts

Photo of Mariah with her now ex-husband Giovanni Ribisi, who is not named in this scheme.
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Re: Was Ribisi's wife Mariah O'Brien arrested for Ponzi sche

Post by Don Carlo » Mon Jun 11, 2012 3:31 pm

Wow, Good work, triumph. The celebrity rags missed the Scientology connection in 2010; they only noted the Carol Burnett ex-son-in-law connection. It's possible many CoS members never knew this new scandal. You remarked on her client list from her website; here it is in case she closes it, at http://mariahobrieninteriors.com/ .
1. Patricia Arquette - doesn't have course completions on Kristi Wachter sites, but articles talk about her and Scientology, for example http://scientologist.blogspot.com/2006_ ... chive.html
2. David O'Donnell and Jennifer Aspen both active Scientologist actors.
3. Erin and Nick Banks - Both are 2nd generation CoS members; they are now in Sea Org; both work in public relations at Celeb Centre. Nick's father is wealthy.
4. Robin Baum - can't find link to Scientology. Partner in Slate PR firm, representing actors "such clients as Tom Ford, Jude Law and Ang Lee" http://www.hollywoodreporter.com/news/p ... 621?page=5
5. Adam Beason and Catherine Bell - now divorced, Catherine Bell is a TV actress and CoS member
6. Amy Brooks - can't find link to Scientology
7. Cathey Cadieux - can't find link to Scientology. Calls herself Christian and Jewish-inspired. http://www.forhisnamessake.net/
8. Sofia Coloma - sister of Nick Banks, stylist for major red carpet award shows, has CoS course completions.
9. David and Alana Epstein - Can't find link to Scientology.
10. Steven Greener - Can't find link to Scientology.
11. Marissa and Beck Hansen - Giovanni Ribisi's sister, and the famous musician Beck, both Scientologists
12. Marisol Nichols and Taron Lexton - she's an actress; he makes Way to Happiness. commercials for Scientology. Both have course completions.
13. Anne and Randy Hermann - Can't find link to Scientology.
14. Hillview Apartments
15. Joanna Sims and Tony Hoffer - Tony is a music producer, worked with Beck, http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Tony_Hoffer . Both Joanna and Tony have Scientology completions, http://www.truthaboutscientology.com/st ... -sims.html and http://www.truthaboutscientology.com/st ... offer.html .
16. Jason Lee - My Name is Earl star, CoS member
17. Marshall Lewy and Heather Fowler - can't find link to Scientology
18. Corinne Heinzman and Justin Meldal -Johnsen - Justin is musician with Beck, http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Justin_Meldal-Johnsen . Justin has CoS course completions, http://www.truthaboutscientology.com/st ... hnsen.html . Corinne is Justin's wife or ex-wife.
19. Los Feliz Mission Actor and CoS member Patrick Renna is Mission Holder of Los Feliz, http://www.forum.exscn.net/showthread.p ... Graduation
20. Corey and Lisa Pavin - can't find link to Scientology
21. Giovanni Ribisi - former husband of Mariah O'Brien and father of their child
22. Beth Riesgraf - actress, had a child with Jason Lee
23. Danny Masterson and Bijou Philips - now married, both CoS and actors
24. The Confederacy - fashion store run by Danny Masterson and Ilaria Urbinati
25. Flea and Frankie Rayder - can't find link to Scientology

Photo of Mariah and Trae at http://www.patrickmcmullan.com/site/sea ... ae+Carlson

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Re: Was Ribisi's wife Mariah O'Brien arrested for Ponzi sche

Post by triumph » Mon Jun 11, 2012 3:42 pm

theres a few more things here..
http://www.divided-by-zero.com/showthre ... nzi-scheme

a few extra pieces of the Puzzle

She has Lots of Scientology Celebutard Friends on Facebook..that are clueless about her arrest

Her Phony Record Company Scam....that was another Ponzi Scam in the making...
the State of California shut them down hard...with a cease and desist order

they might have shaken down a few Scientologist with that scam...

its easy when they have their Scientology Heads buried up deep in their Scientology asses...

Miriah and Geovanni got scammed by Mr Scientology Ponzi Reed Slatkin himself ....you'd think they know its a crime...
Yet she and her new clammy Man end up doing the same thing...more than once.

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Re: Was Ribisi's wife Mariah O'Brien arrested for Ponzi sche

Post by brownjedi » Mon Jun 11, 2012 4:22 pm

NOw that is a picturebook definition of a happy scientology couple. They sure were masters of the way to happiness!

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Re: Was Ribisi's wife Mariah O'Brien arrested for Ponzi sche

Post by triumph » Mon Jun 11, 2012 5:20 pm

Victims of the Indiana/California Bond Ponzi Scam
a pair of Scientologist got roped in ...

Garrison Leigh - Scientology Service Completions (resides in California)
http://www.truthaboutscientology.com/st ... leigh.html
Patrice Leigh (wife of Garrison)
http://www.truthaboutscientology.com/st ... leigh.html

Garrison and His wife may have thought they were going to Get rich quick....
didn't go so well....

Sophia Coloma with the unlucky couple in the pix
http://www.truthaboutscientology.com/st ... oloma.html
its for a Marissa Ribisi a fashion line launched, called Whitley Kros, with partner Sophia Banks. ..
Mariah O'Brien at the 2009 Whitley Kros event
http://www.zimbio.com/pictures/dN1uZuWj ... +O%27Brien

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Re: Ribisi's ex-wife Mariah O'Brien arrested for Ponzi schem

Post by Don Carlo » Mon Jun 11, 2012 5:41 pm

Official report in 2011:
Insurance Commissioner Dave Jones Announces Arrests Of Southern California Husband, Wife And Indiana Mother
Ponzi scheme allegedly bilked investors out of $2.5 million dollars
Insurance Commissioner Dave Jones announced today that Anthony Trae Carlson, 42, Mariah Waterfall O'Brien, 40, and Arvina Joyce Carlson, 68, were recently arrested and have been charged with violating multiple sections of the Penal Code and Corporations Code.

"This family conspired to rip off honest investors," said Insurance Commissioner Dave Jones. "Thankfully, they were apprehended before defrauding additional victims."

Anthony Carlson was charged with 40 felony counts, his wife Mariah O'Brien and mother Arvina Carlson were each charged with 23 felony counts...

Bail for Anthony Carlson has been set at $2.5 million dollars. Bail for both Mariah O'Brien and Arvina Carlson has been set at $1.9 million dollars. If convicted on all counts, Anthony Carlson faces a maximum sentence of 27 years, 8 months in state prison while both Arvina Joyce Carlson and Mariah O'Brien face a maximum sentence of 21 years in state prison.

According to California Department of Insurance (CDI) Investigators, between February 2005 and December 2008, all three suspects participated in an elaborate Ponzi scheme to defraud victims out of their investments. Each suspect represented to the victims that they either owned or had invested in an insurance company involved in the bail industry which they called State Bonding California. The investigation revealed that the suspects made several misrepresentations or omissions that the company conducted business in over 44 states and produced over one billion dollars in annual revenue.

At least one suspect used fraudulent multimillion dollar State Bonding California dividend checks to persuade victims to invest in the bogus company. Investments were offered to victims in the form of the sale of "membership interests" in State Bonding California. The investments were supposedly guaranteed with returns ranging between 19 to 21 percent. The suspects collected at least $2,514,650 from three different couples and one individual.

State Bonding California was never licensed to sell insurance by CDI nor was it licensed to offer securities by the California Department of Corporations. The investigation revealed that the only address associated with the company was a post office box located in Hollywood. In addition, none of the defendants were licensed to offer securities in the State of California. Investigators later determined that some of the monies collected from the victims were used to fund a lavish Hollywood lifestyle being lived by Carlson and his wife, O'Brien in the hills of Los Feliz, CA.

This case was investigated by the California Department of Insurance - Investigation Division's Los Angeles Regional Office and is being prosecuted by the Los Angeles County District Attorney's Office - Major Fraud Unit.
http://www.insurance.ca.gov/0400-news/0 ... 149-11.cfm

Trae's mother extradited from Indiana to California in March 2012, http://www.insurance.ca.gov/0400-news/0 ... 027-12.cfm

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Re: Ribisi's ex-wife Mariah O'Brien arrested for Ponzi schem

Post by triumph » Mon Jun 11, 2012 6:00 pm

Dated May 2 2012
California Department of Corporations-Desist and Refrain Order

Drags the Clammy Mercy Records into the fracas kicking and screaming..

Mariah gets to some of her involvement in the ponzi scam mentioned

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Post by Don Carlo » Mon Jun 11, 2012 6:26 pm

This crime was found during a search for new spouses on the whole Impact 114 list (donors for International Association of Scientologists), in research for my Scientology Celebrity Spiderweb, viewtopic.php?f=9&t=69963&p=455304
I saw Mariah and Trae as donors and thought, "Mariah has a second husband. Let's Google "Trae Carlson" and get his birth year and Internet articles to see if he's connected elsewhere in Scientology." And then Presto! Ponzi scheme.

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Post by triumph » Mon Jun 11, 2012 7:19 pm

I have had a few of those threads myself
pull one string 100 follow

Mariah Facebook Page has ALOT of what can be described as typical LA Celebrity Center Celubtards,Hangers on and Wannabes

it still looks as if She Is still well connected to the Ribisi Clan on her facebook page,(Must have not got the memo)

its replete with Pseudo Celebrity Sellouts like Jim Meskimen who would be the first to put the hammer down with a Disconnect order...handed down

Bhodi Elfman who has nothing better to do.. does he actually work?

then theres the stock Ronbot actors Jennifer Aspen,Michelle Stafford and Cathrine Bell

then theres people like Michael Doven and Sarah Ehrlich who aren't celeb's.. but rub elbows... who live for teh scam...

then theres All those people that ride Scientology Celebrity Center "Short Bus"
the Hundreds of wannabes who dabble... all with glossy head-shots claiming they are somebody...
with fairly unrecognizable names

all with 1000 yard stare and the obligatory fake smile etched across their faces

Mariah and Trae were applying Scientology...just like Old Ronnie would like...

the gaggle of fickle Scientologist literally haven't got their orders to Disconnect for the Suppressive Criminal Hurting Scientology

...and All are hopelessly oblivious to her plight. until the word comes down for teh.. Poobah and his flunkies

stuck on the delusion of Keepin up with the Cruses..The Tech it works for Tommy!

Uber-Scientology Man, proof it works! Hur Dur

then there Is this guy..Chris Holmes with the most awesome Scientology friend facebook photo! evar!

Lets not spoil his delusion whatever it its....

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Re: Ribisi's ex-wife Mariah O'Brien arrested for Ponzi schem

Post by triumph » Tue Jun 12, 2012 12:18 am

Anthony Trae Carsons Bail was a whopping $2.5 Million
Mariah Waterfall O' Brien was set at $1.9 Million

whats a Bail Bondsmen IN California charge these days 10%-20%?

if they had to come up with ten percent thats $340,000 big ones...yikes..

Arrested on the 11th October 2011
both were tweeting away on the 13th of October...as if nothing happened...
a short stay ...in the pokie

I guess when you have Celebrity friends and family they fork over that kind of serious money ....like its chump change...

the Mother in Laws Bail was also $1.9 Million..I doubt her children Let the 68 yr old woman rot in Jail

at 10% $190,000 ..to bail the old bag of bones out of the Bridwell

$530,000 for the trio of crooks to sit in the comfort of their own home while awaiting their day in court..

86 felony counts the trio racked up...

27 years for Anthony
the two women can be sentenced 21 years each max

69 years behind bars for the trio-if convicted.with Max sentencing.

with the evidence they have, they might be convinced on alot of those charges.. yea-ow
I'd hate to be sitting in their shoes...
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Re: Ribisi's ex-wife Mariah O'Brien arrested for Ponzi schem

Post by Demented LRH » Tue Jun 12, 2012 12:55 am

“The investments were supposedly guaranteed with returns ranging between 19 to 21 percent.”

One must be incredibly stupid to fall for a Ponzi scheme promising such high returns. What these “investors” were thinking? There is a dead cat on the line if someone promises you return higher that 10%.
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Post by Don Carlo » Tue Jun 12, 2012 2:34 am

I hope we see the return of the helpful folks who created the slatkin-investigating website http://www.slatkinfraud.com . They followed the trial and researched the list of investors, for example

Slatkin was convicted, and now the next generation of con artists comes to light. One purpose of The Scientology Celebrity Spiderweb, viewtopic.php?f=9&t=69963 , was to show the relationships between Danny Masterson and his Scientology friends in acting, the arts, and fashion. Mariah O'Brien was deep inside that large influential group, doing interior design for many of them. Did she scam her own buddies? Did each of the scammed lambs think he or she was the only one having trouble getting the money back, and Scientology auditors were telling them not to talk to others, and to use seekrit Scientology "justice?" I wouldn't be surprised.

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Post by triumph » Tue Jun 12, 2012 2:26 pm

Posted to WWP
Anthony Trae Carlson Charged with a felony. Next court date 7/18/2012 in Los Angeles. Bail was set at $2.5 million.

His mother, Arvina Carlson, was booked in LA county jail on 3/15/2012 on felony charges, bail is $1.9 million. She is currently at Century Regional Detention Facility in Lynwood,CA. Her next court date is 7/18/2012 in Los Angeles.

From the LA County Sheriff records:

Booking No.: 2920288 Last Name: CARLSON First Name: ANTHONY Middle Name: TRAE

Sex: M Race: W Date Of Birth: 02/19/1969 Age: 42 Hair: BLK Eyes: BRO Height: 600 Weight: 150

Charge Level: F (Felony)

Arrest Date: 10/21/2011 Arrest Time: 1100 Arrest Agency: 7059 Agency Description: LA COMMUNITY COLLEGE DISTRICT

Date Booked: 10/21/2011 Time Booked: 1318 Booking Location: 4273 Location Description: LAPD - JAIL DIVISION

BAIL (see below)


Housing Location: NCCF

Permanent Housing Assigned Date: 05/09/2012 Assigned Time: 1435 Visitor Status: 0
Address: 29340 THE OLD ROAD City: CASTAIC
Next Court Code: M30 Next Court Date: 07/18/2012 Next Court Time: 0700 Next Court Case: BA38909801

Court Name: LOS ANGELES MUNI CT DIV 30 Court Address: 210 W. TEMPLE STREET Court City: LOS ANGELESUPT RELEASE No Information On Release Date.


Case No. Court Name Court Address Court City Bail Amt. Fine Amt. Court Date Sent. Date Sent. Day(s) Disp Code

BA38909801 Bail 2,514,650.00 .00 07/18/2012 0
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Re: Ribisi's ex-wife Mariah O'Brien arrested for Ponzi schem

Post by Don Carlo » Tue Jun 12, 2012 5:03 pm

Thanks, Triumph. July 18 should be interesting.
Google-Image for
Giovanni Ribisi Mariah O'Brien
gives photos of the two looking glum. For example,
Some Google-images showing Giovanni with a much shorter blonde woman are mis-labelled. Mariah is taller than Giovanni with sharp-edged features and straight hair.

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