fronted in its Sunday paper an article on Brian Marchant-Calsyn
, a Town & Country resident, who's been accused in numerous lawsuits and Attorney General complaints of operating a scam. The Associated Press has now picked up on the Post-Dispatch story
, helping to ensure that it reaches a national audience.
That's a good thing, too. Investors looking to spend tens of thousands of dollars investing in one Marchant-Calsyn's business opportunities (which purport to teach people how to recruit doctors and nurses for hospitals and medical offices) need to know what they're getting into. I know that several potential investors have picked up on items I've written on Marchant-Calsyn in the past and thought twice about getting involved.
That's right, Riverfront Times
has been writing about Marchant-Calsyn for years, even if it never got the attention of the AP.
In 2008, Marchant-Calsyn's criminal conviction for drug trafficking and allegations of business fraud featured prominently in an RFT
profile on then Town & Country aldermen John Hoffmann, who began investigating Marchant-Calsyn after he angered neighbors by building a security fence around his $1.7 million mansion.
In 2009, I wrote about a scheduled trial
in which a New Jersey man claimed he'd never have invested $26,900 in Marchant-Calsyn's Health Career Agents Inc. if he knew that Marchant-Calsyn had been convicted of dealing LSD in the 1990s. The case was later dismissed
after the judge ruled that other complaints made against Marchant-Calsyn to the Attorney General's office would be barred from trial.
Marchant-Calsyn would never agree to an RFT
interview, though he did defend himself in the comment section
to the articles I wrote about him. Curiously, a woman claiming to be his mother also commented
on one of my articles about Marchant-Calsyn. Let's just say that she didn't have many kind things to say.
added to the story yesterday, reporting that Marchant-Calsyn has now started another company called Zeal Sales that also promises to teach people how to recruit health care professionals. He's also been ordered to pay $300,000 in judgments awarded to former investors, and can't pay the property tax on his $1.7 million compound.