Court Appointed Receiver
James D. Sallah, Esq.
Patrick J. Rengstl, P.A.
Jeffrey L. Cox, Esq.
Counsel for the Receiver
Sallah Astarita & Cox, LLC
3010 North Military Trail, Ste. 210
Boca Raton, Florida 33431
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As background, on October 2, 2017, the Federal Trade Commission (“FTC”), filed a Complaint for Permanent Injunction and Other Equitable Relief alleging that Student Debt Doctor LLC and Gary Brent White, Jr. (collectively, “Defendants”) were violating Section 5(a) of the FTC Act, 15 U.S.C. § 45(a) and the FTC’s Telemarketing Sales Rule, 16 C.F.R. Part 310, in connection with Defendants’ deceptive marketing and sale of student loan debt relief services. As part of the action, the FTC sought an ex parte Temporary Restraining Order with Asset Freeze, Appointment of a Receiver, and Other Equitable Relief, and an Order to Show Cause Why a Preliminary Injunction Should Not Issue against the Defendants. Certain of the FTC’s court filings may be found under the “Court Documents” tab on this web site.
On the following day, the Honorable William P. Dimitrouleas, United States District Judge, Southern District of Florida, granted the relief sought by the FTC. As a result of the FTC’s efforts, on October 13, 2017, the Court entered a Stipulated Preliminary Injunction that appointed Robert Carey as Receiver over Student Debt Doctor LLC (“SDD”) “as well as any other entity that the Receiver determines is controlled or owned by SDD and/or Gary Brent White, Jr. and (1) conducted any business related to Defendants’ marketing of debt relief services, (2) commingled or pooled assets with any Defendant, or (3) otherwise participated in the transfer or receipt of assets stemming from any business activity that is the subject of the” FTC’s Complaint (collectively, “Receivership Entities”). In part, this means that the Court ordered Mr. Carey, in his capacity as the Receiver, to assume full control of the Receivership Entities and to conserve, hold, manage, and prevent the loss of all the Receivership Entities’ assets. A copy of the Stipulated Preliminary Injunction appointing Mr. Carey as Receiver may be found under the “Court Documents” tab on this site.
Since his initial appointment on October 3, 2017, Mr. Carey and his engaged professionals, including accountants, lawyers, and investigators, have been working to identify and secure assets for the benefit of the Receivership Estate. This web site was created to provide information to the public regarding Mr. Carey’s efforts to discover, marshal, and preserve assets. As this web site will be updated frequently with selected court filings, correspondence, and other materials, Mr. Carey encourages all consumers and interested persons to visit frequently. While certain court filings can be found on this site, any interested person may review all of the publicly-available court filings for the instant matter by creating an account and accessing the federal court system’s “Public Access to Court Electronic Records,” or “PACER,” which is located at https://www.pacer.gov. In the event that any investor or individual concern is not addressed within this website, please contact the Receiver.