Monday, June 11, 2007

Duane LeGate Part 4.2 Sucked Dry

He fled the country.. he is in AUSTRALIA mooching off 2 “fans” a soon to be husband and wife that agreed to give him room and food. So the coward leaves... And he leaves Galina with a whopping 300 dollars in the checking account, her credit shot, possible criminal and civil violations, over 30K in debt.. and the COWARD LEAVES…

These are the “juicy – things are crazy “ type things the Publisher wants to string out to buy the book. Throw the wife under the bus… but sell a book…

Okay, so Galina has 300 in cash to her name, prudently, she uses the money to write checks to start paying off all the enormous debt Snowflake has piled up. Except, Casey took out all the remaining money through his ATM card. She bounced checks… You get that… HE LEAVES and SUCKS OUT THE REMAINING MONEY…

[insert previous communication excerpt]

He got his airfare paid for by “an adoring fan” Mocha?

He gave Galina no notice, he spent the night at his parents for a couple of days, then called her to say he was leaving and she could come pick up the car.

When I met with Casey and Galina, they were going to sell the blog. I told them I would help them sell it or buy it. If I bought it, I would strip every single piece of content and rebuild. I offered Casey 15K, he wanted 24K.. I told him I want dying to have it, that if he was selling, I had an interest. But its not like I have to have it, or even want it… Its kinda like finding a good deal on a TV… you don’t need one.. but since its there…. I told him I would want a non-compete that basically said that he couldn’t start a foreclosure assistance site. He was worried it would interfere with the book. I told him my goal was not to stop him from earning money, in fact I encouraged it, as long as it went for bill payments. Galina wanted to sell.. Casey didn’t. Casey thinks the book will solve all his problems. He left Galina with 300 dollars in the checking account to pay bills. He is not planning on supporting her. In fact, he took out all remaining money after he got to Australia and now Galina is going to bounce a check to one of the credit card company’s she is trying to pay.

Here is what she told me..

On Saturday after SF we had a family dinner, with his parents and mine. The next three days we were beginning to compromise with our deep disagreements and he was kind and loving. On Monday, Marty the book marketer began threatening to sue us both for breaking his contract by closing IAFF (only Casey signed but at the time I was still supporting him, I think it was signed in April). I still wanted to get rid of the domain by selling it to you but Casey did not like the "non-compete" part. So we kept debating.

On Tuesday night Casey went to his parents' house for dinner and ended up staying the night there. On Wednesday morning I got a call from him. He said he has decided to take some time off. He had to be at the airport within an hour. I was confused. He gave me two options. He was either going to the airport from his parents' house and I would have to pick up the car later..or..he can stop by home and say goodbye and explain where, how long, with whom, etc., but I had to promise to not stop him or put up a fight. I wanted to hear the whole explanation so I agreed to not protest and have a chance to say good bye. I was really confused, I thought things were looking up between us. I'm heartbroken.

Basically, he said he's taking time off to focus and to work on his book. He said he'd be bringing back IAFF to keep his contract with Marty. He did not give a time frame, it was a one-way ticket to Australia. He told the VISA issuer that he's planning to be there for about two months.

Someone from the blog offered to let Casey come and stay at his (a 27yr old guy with his fiancé) house with free rent and food. Some other fan bought him the plane ticket.

I was in a bit of a shock but still asked him not to go and told him that this is wrong. He said he knows that I'm against it and that it hurts me but said that he loved me and hopes it will be worth it. He didn't want to miss this opportunity and adventure.



[end excerpt]

Casey, the guy that stated that he loves his wife, burys her in debt, then goes to Australia to mooch off 2 people, total strangers, so he can “live his life”.

I know I’m repeating myself, but what kind of person flees the country and sticks his wife with his problems..

I have more to say… this is only the beginning…

Marty… you think your trolls will have an effect??? You don’t want exposure.. or people calling your office?? But you induce a break up of a marriage?? OHHHHHHHH……… heaven help you
----

Ditto from the dawg.

80 comments:

aaron said...

first

Anonymous said...

First! NOw I gotta read!

aaron said...

woohoo first on 4.2

schnitzeljagd said...

Murst is the wurst.

Lou Minatti said...

I am taking a lunch break and wish I had some popcorn. I can't wait to see how this movie ends.

aaron said...

jeez. Even through all this Galina still loves him even...after he does all of this. goes to Australia. Maybe the 2 adoring fans are something else??? His murse is stolen and he's left high and dry. that would be the best thing that could happen.

Northern Renter said...

This is just unbelievable. If anyone does put together a site to contribute $ to Galina, I'll put in some. She needs some humanity after putting up with Shitflake.

NR

Mouse And Pencil said...

Okay.

Before we move forward...has the word "divorce" been used by either?

Or does Casey think she'll be waiting for him when his "adventure" is done with? (and he comes home broke).

Or am i jumping ahead?

Akubi said...

This is stranger than fiction.

quiggling said...

The real book deal is about a ragtag team of eccentric internet vigilantes running down an easy mark.

baa said...

could you even make this stuff up? everytime i think the story is played out snowflake shows he doesn't have two brain cells to rub together.

btw, is galina going to divorce him?

Carolina Blonde said...

Where is the proof of all this?

Mouse And Pencil said...

Ever hear about a book called 'The Cuckoo's Egg"?

It's about a sys admin (a total deadhead type, too) in Berkeley who was irked that someone was breaking into his network at UC Berkeley, and he helped nail two East German spies in the ned, but he had to fight tooth and nail to get the Feds involved and doing anything.

This story is getting VERY similar.

Great book. Clifford Stoll, i think is the author's name. He has a very amusing way of writing, it's a fascinating story.

Anonymous said...

I got the impression that Casey has been looking for an excuse to drop Galina for a long while now.

If his idiot fans are the ones who funded this idiot trip, how is it the idiot "publisher's" fault other than giving him the excuse he's been looking for? Is there something I am missing that goes beyond Casey's usual douchebaggery?

Also, thanks for posting this instead of another teaser.

Bemused Guy said...

What a nice "couple" offering to help out the tard.

Will Galina finally divorce him when the gay porn videos featuring CS in the Aussie outback surface on the internet?

Yes, I called that one months ago just assumed it would be closer to home with some amateur Boys of Sacramento and Salt Lake series, not a foreign porn studio.

rokit88 said...

Well, obviously Casey couldn't seel to Duane with the non-compete, look at all the juicy ideas that the publishers has on IAFF for a whole line of courses, pamphlets and good chimpCasey branded information.

I can't believe there are people who would let him in their house, I guess they just want to have their own bit of internet fame by making it into his flickr?

Anonymous said...

@rockitt
It ain''t his flickr they'll be on

Casey Enablers said...

I am sorry, but I smell BULLSHIT in grand scale here.

Anonymous said...

This Casey cocksucker represents everything wrong and evil. He will learn the hard way that all debts are repaid one way or another. He'll live the rest of his days miserable and probably end up commiting suicide. I hear Mocha is HIV positive btw.

ratlab said...

Just sent an email to Declan, even though I'm sure others have already.

segfault said...

That was Wednesday... What's happened since then?

flailing forward said...

So who is Marty? And was the Mocha reference just speculation? That seems too much to be believable.

1000 a weak said...

Ten bucks says that the couple in Oz start having Snowflake "work" for the room and board. Entourage fans know what I'm talking about.

Galina- maybe you'll read this, maybe you won't. Casey doesn't love you. He might have, once, but he doesn't now. One of the great things about marriage is that "taking some time off" usually means spending that time off with your partner, not away from your partner. You are hurting right now, there's no doubt, but if you don't take action the hurt is just going to get dragged along indefinitely.

segfault said...

BTW, I've read The Cuckoo's Egg. Great book.

Kirk said...

@mouse and pencil 11:38am:

Not only have I read Cuckoo's Egg, I'm in the book. Under my real name of-course (not Kirk). Cliff's a friend of mine and I was at LBL during that time. Cliff did a great job.

all of you are marks! said...

You're all suckerz! I can't believe any of you think Galina is innocent and you 'tards are thinking about giving her money. If she was a little less attractive or fatter none of you would care about her. This is another con! DO NOT GIVE THEM ANY MONEY!

KC said...

This sounds fishy. I have a hard time believing this.

Rob Dawg said...

Well, obviously Casey couldn't seel to Duane with the non-compete, look at all the juicy ideas that the publishers has on IAFF for a whole line of courses, pamphlets and good chimpCasey branded information.

Seeing as EN owns caseyserin.info that "branding" could prove either very expensive to a publisher to be named very soon or very valuable to the EN community.

GC said...

Duane, et al...

How do you know your not being played? It is Casey, after all, so I guess nothing should surprise me, but that kinda works both ways (I'd buy that he's in Australia, but I guess I wouldn't be shocked if this wasn't just another troll move on his part. I'm sure he can send email in Galina's name, for instance).

Any confirming details would be appreciated...

ratlab said...

Any ideas on what went on during Sunday 6/3? That was the last time the Snapdragon location was checked and the V-Dubs was nowhere to be seen.

Rob Dawg said...

So who is Marty?

Marty? Marty McFly? Just a fictional character.

Endgame said...

Can't wait for the publisher to be outed.

Assume Declan will be writing a nice story fairly soon.

Hoping that EN, and Declan with info from EN, can 'scoop' the publisher.

KC just added greatly to his 'scumbag' numbers - the spousal manipulation, debt, abandonment won't play well with the real world book audience.

Mocha - you're gonna have to buy a whole bunch of stuff so that Casey can turn a profit!

(Ex) Urban Nation said...

@The doubters: This is all coming from Duane, who so far has been correct in every aspect. It has a little too much detail--and a little too many Casey-esque aspects to it (very similar to the L Tahoe incident)--to be a big con.

By the way, this is the first direct quote we've had from Galina, if it's really her--she does sound moderately intelligent, but very much under Casey's influence.

@BeyondTheCrowd (from the last post): Didn't realize it, but you're right, if she heads to divorce court now for abandonment, with the right lawyer she could get most of the debt written off, most of the old contracts ripped up, and take the one asset Casey has left, the rights to his story, as it's also her story.

Of course, there's still the question of if she'll consider divorce. But two months out of the Casey Reality Distortion Field(tm) and in the close care of her sister, parents, and pastor, and it could happen. I'm sure her pastor will be pointing her to 1 Timothy 5:8 . . .

"If anyone does not provide for his relatives, and especially for his immediate family, he has denied the faith and is worse than an unbeliever."

Looks like grounds for divorce to me.

king friday the 13th said...

Hmmm... someone else must be moderating the posts over at IAFF, cause the post count keeps going up.

Stephanie J. said...

As skeptical as I am about this whole Australia thing; I find it *extremely* intriguing that Casey's simpering supporters and the most peurile of the trolls are coming out of the woodwork all at once now that this information has been shared.

chris said...

I hope Galina saw this coming and stole everything she could from him. He basically ruined her life...

Mouse And Pencil said...

@Kirk

Tell Cliff I'm a fan - loved the book, and the Snakeoil book as well. He did a job that was so far and above the call of duty, he's amazing.

What's he up to now?

lurker said...

I still think Casey fleeing to Australia was a good thing for G. She is apparently still operating under the delusion that Casey is honoring his marriage to her rather than to his blog. $300 and a couple of bounced checks are very cheap if it gets it through her head that she is being used.

As far as all of the debt, G has been screwed for a long time. Casey was psychologically unable/unwilling to pay it back. G now has the opportunity to start working on it.

It would not suprise me if his parents told him they were disowning him and that if he was ever seen in town again, some "uncles" would discuss things with him. Parents also probably gave him the money for a one way ticket on the condition he doesn't return.

Haterezz said...

KC is beyond sick, no doubt about that. The question i have is - what do we do now? What can law enforcement do? Is anyone working on that? We can't let this guy get away - what can we do to bring him back here to justice?

Endgame said...

Wow - hearing G's side for the first time!

Duane, since you've met G in person, and from your comments about her, it sounds like her statement below is geniuine. Correct as far as you know?

I was really confused, I thought things were looking up between us. I'm heartbroken.

Northern Renter said...

I liked Cuckoo's Egg, too, many years ago. Favourite bit is where Cliff decides to slack off one evening because catching a Dead concert was more important than tracking down the Internet crackers. Man had/has a sense of priorities.

NR

007 said...

Call me cynical again, but I've always got my guard up when it comes to Snowflake (and anyone intimately involved with him). I don't doubt Duane, Rob and other information gatherers. I doubt where they got the information.

If I'm Galina, I don't take the $300 in the checking account and pay creditors (that's Casey's mess), I go to a divorce lawyer pronto. I see how I can absolve myself from his misdeeds, and find out what types of recourse I have with respect to half ownership to his blog and any profit he makes from it, alimony and restraining orders.

Still after all this, she

"asked him not to go"

Say what???

This dutiful loving wife bit is getting laid on a little too thick for me. This is NOT someone isolated and alone without any sounding board. Hell the two families met right before fliptard boogied for Oz. Does anyone in either of those two families have more than a room temperature IQ?

Nikolai Soltys said...

I'm calling BS on all of this. Thanks for the entertainment but the wronged wife meme ain't working for me. I think you folks are all pulling each other's legs and hope that no-one is hurt other than lost productivity or being made to feel foolish for their quasi emotional investment in this extended prank. Kostya is an obvious fraud but all these subsidiary character are getting ridiculous both in number and "motivation". Perhaps Kostya et al really is another lonelygirl15. Remember: Never give money to strangers!

Mouse And Pencil said...

The book was my introduction to the Berkeley way of life, how he described his life with his girlfriend and daily activities. I lived there for a few years and saw it in person, made the book that much more real to me.

I also like how chocolate chip cookies were in his arsenal. And he gives the recipe. :) Like I said, his style of writing alone is worth the read!

(Ex) Train Wreck Watcher said...

Oops, meant to sign above under this sig, although (Ex) Urban Nation is a nice play on Rob's site name, and fits my situation :) .

One additional note, Casey is probably very unhappy that he's been "scooped" so badly. I'm sure he was waiting for a big traffic-moving revelation on his main site--"G'day from Down Under! I'm in Australia on a business trip, blah blah blah" . . . Instead, the "haters" get the info first and steal all that sweet traffic >;) .

Duane LeGate said...

To all.. the "Mocha?" just speculation to a few guys I had emailed.. she probably doesnt have the money to donate..

but a fan donated the flight money..

To all who is wondering about independent confirmation...

You just got one in Galina (only a small tidbit).. We have many more... it aint gettin out unless we want it to.

R-Boy said...

LossMitPro has also met Galina in person and had similiar things to say.

To All,

First, kudos to Rob and Duane and an unnamed individual for bringing this story out there. I wish we had absolute concrete proof of all of this, but we don't...yet. I'd say we're 90% of the way there, because

Hey Guys. The fluff piece HAD A VERY BIG HINT

parallels to serin... said...

So Dawg,is caseyserin.info exempt from cybersqautting laws because of the .info domain?

Legion said...

So Casey gets a promise to get free room and board from some 'admirers' in Australia. Sounds like all those lonely heart women that moved states to be with their knight in shining armor that they met on the internet. They played him just right...a man and his 'fiancee', what could me more innocuous than a couple?
I suspect that sooner or later we are going to be reading about Casey Serin being found in a barrel, his legs wrapped around his neck. If we ever hear about him again that is.

Anonymous said...

Casey emailed Nigel to say he did buy the stock and yes, he is in Oz. Just posted on donthatecasey.

(Ex) Train Wreck Watcher said...

@Nikolai Soltys: I'm always suspicious, very much so, any time anybody asks for money. But so far it's only Casey who has asked for money--Duane has not asked for anything, Galina has not asked for anything, a few of the posters have called for donations to get her a divorce lawyer, but they have no connection with her. Rob has the Tip Jar, but that's all it is, and as stated, has made no effort to "monetize" when he very easily could have, and has the numbers to do so.

Follow the money, by all means--and it's Casey who will do anything he has to, even abandon his family, for it.

Anonymous said...

Nigel's latest post:

Unbelievable!!!
No photo needed for this post. The content needs no additional drama. Casey just emailed me back and confirmed the salient facts posted at EN. He did buy the penny stock. He is in Australia.

His email was quite detailed, but I'll let Casey do the explaining in public. I will share my response though:

I'm stunned Casey, stunned. It does appear it's Galina who is talking. You are in a load of trouble right now. My best advice to you is to get back home as quickly as possible.

I understand you wanting to leave your wife for a while, but that has to be a mutual agreement, not onesided with no notice. After all the mess you dragged her into? You'd better make this situation right, pronto! You will lose any remaining support after this comes out if you don't come back. Me included.

I am going to to confirm on DHC you're gone. I won't share any further details. I'll leave the explaining for you to do.

Nigel

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Anonymous said...

Casey is in no way unhappy at being scooped. Have you not understood just how much extra publicity this blog provides to Casey for free.

Paris Hilton and Casey love all of the free publicity.

Use your heads, you are being played..

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Alan Smithee/gt said...

Ah, pondering over lunch I thought about the hint...could it be?

Interesting if it is what I think.

Remember the Gene Wilder quote from the original Willy Wonka movie...

"the suspense is terrible...I hope it lasts!"

A classic.

Rob Dawg said...

parallels to serin... said...
So Dawg,is caseyserin.info exempt from cybersqautting laws because of the .info domain?


Nope. En owns the name, somebody tries to brad the name AFTER it is owned and being used has an uphill fight is all. 'Scourse "cybersquatting laws" are a bit of a red herring as you probably know the word "Olympics" being the near singular exception. Oh, and use a better IP anonymizer in the future.

Mouse And Pencil said...

"Oh, and use a better IP anonymizer in the future."

PWNED

Anonymous said...

Guys,

Have you considered the possibility that this is a marketing stunt by the "publisher" in complicity with KC? Think about it. How many crappy people would lined up to buy a book with all this juice!!!

I smell rat here. KC and the publisher together on this. No fans down under, giving him free room and board, or an adoring fan giving him an airplane ticket.

Just a stunt.

Rob Dawg said...

Mouse,
Isn't amazing how all the sh!t people try to throw my way ends up in their dawg food instead? It must be a corallary to "you cannot cheat an honest man."

Crockoshit dundee said...

This story does not make sense.

Why is the credit bandit in OZ?

If I were a broke dick credit bandit, the LAST thing I would do is put my well being in the hands of persons unknown ("fans") half way across the world, with a one way ticket no less.

I could care less about Galina, God helps those who help themselves.

Anonymous said...

I call troll, I went to OZ a few yeas ago on a tourist visa. They make sure you have a ticket to leave before they let you in. They can also ask you to prove you can afford to be there.

Anonymous said...

@At 12:28 PM, Anonymous said...

i agree. this ordeal smells like a troll.

GC said...

(please forgive if this is a dupe)

Ok, I'll bite on the hint:

"Marty Stewart" is the publisher and/or host.

Warm? Cold?
A quick search locates a couple of Aussies and a couple of Vegas SEO clowns, so it smells of Casey, but I do not want to bad-mouth the Marty Stewarts of the world....

Hint, please....feed the jones.

Rob Dawg said...

Have you considered the possibility that this is a marketing stunt by the "publisher" in complicity with KC? Think about it. How many crappy people would lined up to buy a book with all this juice!!!
I smell rat here. KC and the publisher together on this. No fans down under, giving him free room and board, or an adoring fan giving him an airplane ticket.
Just a stunt.


Yes. Of course. Now ask yourself what happens when fluffy the wonder mouse skitters back from his Aussie adventure. There is only one thing waiting for him; marshalls. I bet right now he's googling "right of return" for Uzebeks or whateverinthehell he thinks he might qualify for.

Stunt of no he's burned all the bridges and no, he won't see a penny. Don't even try to say "there are ways" and all that. We know EVERYTHING. THe publisher cannot collect, the stupid "mark" who brokered the deal, Casy, cannot keep any of the dirty pennies.

Rob said...

I dunno why she puts up with this shit.

Galina, there are tons of guys who'd treat you better and provide you a better life than the one you picked..

Everyone makes mistakes.. End this one and divorce turnip head.

Anonymous said...

I have to agree: The whole Serin family sounds like a bunch of spineless wackjobs with a shoe size IQ!

See what happens when you allow a bunch of gypsies into America?

Rob Dawg said...

Wow, the mutual anon society has decided to declare the mutual anon society the mutual anon societiy as sole winner of their nationally recognized award winnng blog judge's position.

Anonymous said...

Marty from BttF?
And Stuart Little?

http://www.wrightprinting.com/marty.htm ???

sure doesn't seem like it though??

OK, I'll stop speculating and get back to my W-2

Mouse And Pencil said...

Marshalls? That trigger has been pulled?

Very good. Very, very good.... (Mr. Burns evil laugh)

Anonymous said...

So the metrosexual turnip head sat in front of both families, broke bread with them, lied to their faces and then left his wife and everything he had!!!

The Aussie couple have to be morons too for letting this imbecile in their house in the first place..so f@ck them!

I'd say anyone who supports Casey at this point needs his azz kicked..including his family and Galina!!

Anonymous said...

Is Galina offering herself up to the highest bidder yet? For that would be interesting, and profitable to her.

Murses said...

Mocha did not buy Casey's ticket to Oz. She admittedly can't afford her own bills, let alone Casey's trip. Although her nose is still stuck up his azz, even after learning of his new adventure to another country after leaving his wife.


I'm amazed Koi-Boi is even still in the Casey loop.

Galinas Future Lover said...

There's a lot of idiots out there like the "fans" paying Caseys way. I don't doubt it at all. I'm sure it's not going to play out anywhere near where Casey would like to go.

R. Redford said...

Anon @ 1:17 - I offered KC $1 Meeleyon for a night with G, but he never responded....

Anonymous said...

It's MARSHALS...1 "L" as in U.S. Marshals.

Anonymous said...

If Annie used her windshield money, got drunk and gave her money to Casey I'll believe ANYTHING.

Torcie said...

Something certainly smells. Australian immigration doesn't let anyone into the country on a one-way ticket unless they are a resident of the country. You can enter the country on a 3 month tourist visa without problem, but you MUST have an onward ticket to a country you are entitled to enter.

Compulsive said...

It's not necessarily true that you can't get into Australia without an onward ticket. I just rang the Dept of Immigration (I obviously have *way* too much free time!), and the nice lady there confirmed that it is indeed possible to enter the country on a visitor visa or ETA (electronic travel authority) with no onward ticket.

Anonymous said...

He's actually there. There was a pic of him in a white car earlier on his blog, sipping Starbucks in front of a Holden dealership. My husband, who's been to Oz, verified both that the steering wheel of the car was on the right, and that the car dealership was Holden. Even stranger was that he was online, posting the only comment to the blog after I wrote a nasty comment about what a scumbag he was. My post, apparently, didn't pass "moderation..."

Now iamfacingforclosure is down again. Hmmm.