EXCLUSIVE: Attorney general candidate leaves trail of debt, feuds with ex-clients, lenders


A stolen house. Misplaced cash. A failed scheme to lure investors into flipping a million-dollar home. 

These are among the allegations against Wellington-based attorney Jeffrey Siskind — allegations that have led to at least one Florida Bar complaint and potential ethics violations.

Among his critics are a man serving time in federal prison for running one of the largest pill mill operations in U.S. history, a former strip club owner, a “rogue paralegal” and others who say Siskind bilked them out of millions.

And amid it all, Siskind is running for Florida attorney general.

The man whose wife is a Wellington councilwoman has survived personal and corporate bankruptcies, run up bills when records show he has no money in his checking account and withstood ferocious denunciations from former clients and employees. His family home is in foreclosure.

Yet he views himself as above the fray.

He denies all allegations against him and sees no reason why voters won’t view him as a perfectly acceptable choice to be the state’s top legal officer.

“Believe me, there are solid defenses to every one of their baseless claims,” Siskind told The Palm Beach Post, declining to comment further citing pending lawsuits.

The oxy kingpin’s house

The two-story, 4,400-square-foot home has six bedrooms and six-and-a-half bathrooms on a quarter acre in a gated community.

In January 2009, pill-mill kingpin Chris George paid $500,000 for the home at 3485 Lago De Talavera east of State Road 7 and north of Lake Worth Road, just outside Wellington.

There he lived with his wife, Dianna, until Chris and twin brother Jeff George were arrested in 2010 and sent to federal prison in what prosecutors called the nation’s largest pill-mill operation. They had a half-dozen storefronts selling highly addictive oxycodone for cash.

Chris George got 14 years. Dianna was convicted of conspiracy to commit wire fraud and served about 18 months before her release on probation.

Four years after their arrests, the Georges say, Jeffrey Siskind stole the house from them, putting it under a company owned by his father, William, and letting his father live there.

Here’s how he did it, according to interviews with the Georges and court and property records:

Initially, Chris George paid cash for the house. But in June 2012, he took out a $200,000 mortgage to pay off court costs, Dianna George said.

He borrowed the money from the girlfriend of real estate investor and onetime strip club owner David Fiore, who once had worked with Jeff George. Siskind also knew Jeff George through a real estate deal.

Chris George, in a phone interview with The Post from federal prison in Miami, said he reached out from prison to hire Siskind. The attorney’s charisma won him over as he tried to set up his wife and young son for a long stretch without him.

George said he took Siskind’s advice and transferred the home into a trust in April 2013.

Nine months later, he said, he paid off the $200,000 loan. The official lender, Fiore’s girlfriend Michelle Watson, went to Siskind’s Trump Plaza office in West Palm Beach to sign papers saying the money had been repaid.

But the Georges say Watson didn’t sign the document she expected to sign, a Satisfaction of Mortgage that would indicate the loan had been repaid.

Instead, Watson signed a form transferring the mortgage from her to Sovereign Gaming & Entertainment LLC, a company with one officer: William Siskind, Jeffrey’s father.

Around that time, Dianna George said she planned to move because the home was too large for her and her son. Siskind sent her paperwork saying the home was being sold. So, still viewing him as a trusted attorney, she moved out.

Later, she concluded there was no buyer, and she said it was a ruse to get her out of the house so Siskind’s father, William, could move in.

After she moved out, Siskind foreclosed in November 2014 on behalf of Sovereign Gaming, saying the mortgage remained unpaid.

The Georges said they had paid. Fiore, who spoke to The Post on Watson’s behalf, confirmed the payment.

Siskind argued that Chris George violated a provision of the mortgage by transferring the home to the trust, controlled by Chris George’s stepfather. Siskind had prepared the trust transfer document.

KEY PLAYERS


Jeffrey Siskind: Wellington-based attorney and candidate for Florida attorney general facing numerous lawsuits and allegations of legal malpractice and fraud.

Tanya Siskind: Wellington councilwoman, married to Jeffrey Siskind.

William Siskind: Jeffrey Siskind’s father, who died Aug. 4. Business interests often intertwined with those of his son.

Chris George: Former pill-mill kingpin serving about 14 years in federal prison. Claims Jeffrey Siskind stole his house using legal maneuvers.

Dianna George: Ex-wife of Chris George who says Jeffrey Siskind tricked her into moving out of her home.

David Fiore: Former strip club owner whose girlfriend loaned $200,000 to the Georges and then allegedly inadvertently signed that mortgage over to a company operated by William Siskind.

Robert Gibson: Jeffrey Siskind’s former paralegal. Siskind claims Gibson stole records from him.

Frederick Volkwein: West Palm Beach businessman who says Siskind took about $1.2 million from him.

Frank Zokaites: Longtime business associate and friend of Jeffrey and William Siskind.


Siskind served as the lawyer foreclosing on the Georges’ trust even though he had represented the Georges earlier.

Siskind never served the trust with foreclosure papers, Dianna George said. “We didn’t know any of this was happening,” she added. Four years later, she expressed surprise when a Post reporter told her a foreclosure lawsuit had been filed.

Court records from May 2015 backed up her story, showing that the trust had not been served with the foreclosure suit. A week after the court ordered Sovereign Gaming to serve the trust with the lawsuit, Sovereign Gaming dismissed the foreclosure.

Siskind obtained a second key document by trickery, she said. Michael Haggerty, the stepfather who controlled the trust, in January 2015 signed a deed to Sovereign Gaming unwittingly, she said. “He (Siskind) had tossed that into another stack of things for Michael to sign,” she said.

So the document trail shows clean transfers to Siskind’s ownership, all now disputed by the Georges.

In court documents, Siskind attempts to discredit the Georges because of their criminal convictions.

 

Chris George said he knows he isn’t the most sympathetic character, but said he feels Siskind should face consequences for taking their home. Inmate No. 95700-004, about six years into his 14-year sentence, said Siskind, too, should be locked up.

Shortly after taking control of the house, Siskind’s father, under Sovereign Gaming, took out a $300,000 mortgage.

About nine months later, lenders foreclosed. Sovereign had made no payments, they said.

A man Siskind described in one court hearing as a friend for 25 years, Frank Zokaites, took over the loan through his company, Zokaites Properties. He let the foreclosure languish, resulting in a mistrial and the foreclosure’s dismissal, allowing Siskind’s father to stay in the home. Zokaites Properties recently filed to reopen the foreclosure, citing more than $400,000 owed as of July 31.

William Siskind, who used a wheelchair, lived in the house with his wife until Aug. 4, when he died there at age 94. The death is under investigation by the Palm Beach County Sheriff’s Office, which responded to the house on a drowning call but would not release its report because the case remains active.

$2 million missing

In addition to losing their home, the Georges said Siskind misappropriated some of the $2 million they gave him to pay court costs, handle estate planning and set up a trust for Dianna and their son.

Dianna George said she transferred the money to a Siskind trust account in December 2013 after it was released by the IRS following Chris George’s incarceration. While Dianna concedes that some of the money was paid to her, she said the majority is gone.

Chris and Dianna George divorced in December 2015. They weren’t speaking to each other so Siskind played middleman in financial negotiations. “That was his golden opportunity,” Dianna said.

In court documents, Siskind called the $2 million a loan and produced two promissory notes to prove it. The notes were not recorded in Palm Beach County official records.

 

The notes were made through one company, Sovereign Gaming, while the money went somewhere else — the Siskind law firm’s trust account. One note, for $1.8 million, was dated about two weeks after Dianna George wired the money.

A bankruptcy court attorney has called Siskind’s “admitted … commingling” of attorney trust account assets “troubling” in court filings.

Siskind disputed the notion of commingling accounts but conceded he does treat his trust account as a transfer account. For instance, he said, money from one investor in a project went through a corporate account while others went through the trust account.

Frustrated by Siskind’s inability to produce financial reports, the trustee in a bankruptcy of one of Siskind’s companies in August subpoenaed the trust account’s bank records, a move Siskind is fighting.

 

Commingling trust accounts is prohibited by the Florida Bar to protect clients’ money from being used by attorneys for unintended purposes. The Bar also requires attorneys to keep meticulous trust account records.

Several people, including Fiore and Dianna George, told The Post they filed formal complaints against Siskind with the Bar. Bar spokeswoman Karen Kirksey confirmed the organization is investigating Siskind for “funds/trust accounting violations,” but cited confidentiality in saying she could not reveal when the complaint was made, who made it or how many complaints were filed.

The Bar website lists Siskind as an attorney in good standing.

Looks like Dick Cheney

Siskind, 63, grew up in homes in Florida and Maryland. His father was an attorney who owned a construction company that built condos on Breakers Row in Palm Beach in the 1970s, along with other multimillion-dollar projects in South Florida, Maryland and Washington, D.C.

Siskind is tall, with a sweep of receding gray hair and a smile several of his accusers call disarming. He’s been compared in appearance to former Vice President Dick Cheney.

He attended the exclusive Graham-Eckes Palm Beach Academy boarding school before receiving his bachelor’s and master’s degrees from Harvard University in the early ’80s. He worked for his father for several years before pursuing his law degree at Southwestern Law School in California, graduating in 1996.

Siskind opened his law practice, Siskind Legal, in 1997. For years he operated from a shared office with his father on Palm Beach before buying an office-condo in Trump Plaza, just across the Intracoastal Waterway in West Palm Beach. While working on Palm Beach, he served on the board of the Ambassador Hotel & Spa.

He moved to Wellington in June 2001, paying $707,000 for a massive home in the Southfields neighborhood, just steps from polo pitches. There he and his wife of 28 years, Wellington Councilwoman Tanya Siskind, are raising their three children.

Siskind has a penchant for things that fly. A licensed pilot, he maintains a helipad behind his home. Public photos on his personal Facebook page show him commuting to and from downtown Fort Lauderdale in his helicopter with his law firm’s website address printed on the side and “Lawyer Up” on the rotor mast. According to the Federal Aviation Administration, a 1993 Robinson R22 Beta is registered to Siskind’s law practice, Siskind Legal Services LLC.

Siskind declared personal Chapter 11 bankruptcy in 2013. He listed two reasons for filing: A drop in business and an unresolved dispute over his shares in a Dominican Republic casino part-owned by his father. He declared $8 million in liabilities and $2.6 million in assets, nearly all of it for the still-unresolved casino claim.

On June 20, about a week after his personal bankruptcy case closed, Siskind filed his papers to run for attorney general with no party affiliation. He is opposing Republican Ashley Moody and Democrat Sean Shaw.

He continues to operate his law firm even though it has been listed as inactive in Florida corporate records since September 2017.

CannaMED Pharmaceuticals

Some of the Georges’ $2 million, Siskind said in court papers, went to a Maryland medical marijuana growing operation Siskind started called CannaMED Pharmaceuticals. Siskind and his investors sunk millions into the company without ever getting a license to grow marijuana.

Siskind made his first foray into medical marijuana in California in 2009. Within two years, the company had failed. His second effort, also unsuccessful, came in Delaware in 2013.

Siskind tried again in Maryland in 2015 with CannaMED, with most of the investment cash flowing through Chance & Anthem LLC, a Florida-based company with one registered agent and officer: Siskind.

In March 2016, an investor paid $950,000 for a building for CannaMED along a busy road in Hebron, Maryland, records show. Siskind said in bankruptcy proceedings that CannaMED paid $7,300 a month in rent for the site, with an option to buy out the investor.

Over the next few months, Siskind and CannaMED President and CEO Angeline Nanni told local media they were confident they would obtain a grower’s license. But competition was stiff, with one Maryland TV station reporting that 146 companies were in the running for one of 15 coveted licenses.

In August 2016, Maryland announced the winners and CannaMED didn’t make the cut. It and dozens of other organizations protested the state’s decision-making process, with some calling it unfair and discriminatory. CannaMED took its case to court, where a judge ruled against the company. That decision is under appeal in Maryland.

In November 2017, CannaMED got evicted

‘Project house’

One of the major investors in CannaMED, Chance & Anthem, paid $1.25 million in August 2015 for a foreclosed house next door to Siskind’s Wellington home.

The seven-bedroom, six-and-a-half-bath house at 3445 Santa Barbara Drive, which Siskind called “the project house” in court documents, needed major repairs.

Siskind pitched its potential to be flipped to a few longtime business partners. Instead, it ended up in foreclosure and was sold at auction. Now those business partners say Siskind made off with their cash, along with more than $1 million from other lenders.

Two investors, Fiore and Carl Stone, allege in filings in multiple court cases that they jointly invested $800,000 with Siskind for work on the house. Fiore told The Post the plan was to flip the house, which sat empty for several years, and sell it for a profit.

“I’ve flipped hundreds of homes,” Fiore said, adding that the investment was supposed to be secured in Palm Beach County’s official records by a mortgage and promissory note — neither of which happened.

Fiore said he brought potential buyers to Siskind in 2016 with the hope of selling the property, but Siskind declined, saying he had a more lucrative offer, which Fiore said never materialized.

Another investor, Richard Neff, said in court filings he gave Siskind $500,000 toward the property in October 2015. In return, Neff said Siskind pledged to give him a promissory note and a return on his investment. He didn’t.

In November 2015, after Neff, Stone and Fiore say they invested in the home, county records show Chance & Anthem took out a mortgage for $812,500 from New Wave Loans Residential LLC, a real estate lender.

The property records also show Chance & Anthem in March 2016 opened a line of credit for up to $500,000 from ABK South Properties LLC. It tapped at least $160,000 and as much as $250,000, court records show. 

Chance & Anthem took out another mortgage on the project house in August 2016 for $100,000 from 3GEN VC LLC.

Neff said in court filings that Siskind came back to him between receiving the second and third mortgages to ask for another $25,000 for work on the house, which Neff provided.

In total, Siskind’s company collected at least $2.4 million on a house that cost $1.25 million, records show.

Hands-off claim disproved

New Wave foreclosed, saying Chance & Anthem owed it more than $1 million.

When the house sold for $1 million at auction in June 2017, the winning bidder was Wellington 3445 LP, a Florida company led by Zokaites, Siskind’s longtime friend.

The foreclosure spurred two lawsuits: One from Neff seeking to recoup his money, and one from Fiore and Stone, who sought reimbursement but also accused Siskind of fraud.

Both lawsuits were put on hold when Chance & Anthem declared bankruptcy in January 2018

Even though his friend ended up with the house, Siskind told U.S. bankruptcy trustee Robert Furr in a July hearing that he and Chance & Anthem have had “no official agreement” with Zokaites since the foreclosure.

But village records obtained by The Post show he has been heavily involved in work on the house:

• When Wellington inspectors determined the structure to be unsafe earlier this year, Siskind worked with building officials to disconnect power to the main structure, village emails show.

• Zokaites has included Siskind and wife, Tanya — at her town council account — on emails to the building department regarding permits.

• Jeffrey Siskind’s name appears as the property owner on a building permit application submitted by Cardinal Electric in April. The phone number and email address listed on the application are Siskind’s. The official owner in Palm Beach County property records remains Wellington 3445 LP.

Siskind has attended six meetings regarding the property since losing it in foreclosure, Wellington building official Jacek Tomasik said.

“He has dealt with us on this project from the beginning,” Tomasik said. Siskind also has been involved in obtaining permits and negotiating fees for work on the house, which “needs significant repairs,” Tomasik said.

‘Bad faith litigation tactic’

Initially, Siskind filed Chance & Anthem’s bankruptcy in Maryland, an action contested by several Florida creditors. They argued the case should be moved to the Sunshine State, where Chance & Anthem was incorporated and where most of the company’s creditors are based.

The attorney representing the creditors, Steven Newburgh, accused Siskind of using the bankruptcy filing to keep investors from getting their money back. He represented not only lenders on the project house but the Georges as well.

“So what he has done effectively was to file this up in Maryland to obtain a stay of the proceedings down here, and to inconvenience everyone,” Newburgh said in a March 16 hearing in Siskind’s personal bankruptcy case.

 

In arguing to keep the case in Maryland, Siskind said the Georges and Fiore are not “valid creditors.” He argued the bankruptcy needed to be heard in Maryland, where CannaMED was located.

U.S. Bankruptcy Judge Thomas J. Catliota disagreed and on May 24 ordered the case moved to Florida.

“The court questions whether the filing of this case in Maryland was a bad faith litigation tactic by the debtor,” Catliota said.

Debts pile up

In various filings, Siskind put Chance & Anthem’s assets at $28 million, $14 million and, initially, $1,200, including a computer, screen and printer.

Creditors claimed Chance & Anthem owed more than $6.3 million, including an estimated $2 million to Sovereign Gaming, owned by Siskind’s father. Among other possible claims listed by Siskind:

• An estimated $2.8 million for David Fiore, Stone and the George family.

• $526,000 to Neff.

• A $50,000 shortfall to Wellington 3445 LP, the new owners of the project house.

• $600 for pool service at the project house.

• A $500,000 claim from Frederick Volkwein, a longtime client of Siskind’s.

• $29,044 in rent for the Hebron, Maryland, property formerly occupied by CannaMED.

• About $2,000 to pay an outstanding electric bill on the Hebron property.

SISKIND COMPANIES


CannaMED Pharmaceuticals LLC: Formed by Jeffrey Siskind in Maryland to pursue a medical marijuana grower’s license. Decision to grant the license to others is under appeal.

Chance & Anthem LLC: Florida-based organization with one officer, Siskind. Used primarily to invest in CannaMED Pharmaceuticals LLC and the project house. Now in Chapter 7 bankruptcy proceedings.

Siskind Legal Services: Company through which Siskind practices law. Florida business records show it has been inactive since last year.

Sovereign Gaming: Siskind’s father, William, is the sole officer of the company that owns the house that once belonged to pill-mill kingpin Chris George.


Missing or stolen files?

One reason for the wildly fluctuating calculations: Siskind said all his files had been stolen.

His critics say he never kept some records, particularly those for Chance & Anthem.

In Chance & Anthem’s July 9 creditors meeting in West Palm Beach, Siskind — representing the company — said he made the schedule of how much it owed based on memory. His files, he claimed, were taken by Robert Gibson, a private investigator who previously did paralegal work for Siskind’s law office.

Siskind told bankruptcy trustee Furr that when Siskind was moving from his former Trump Plaza office in late 2017, Gibson was told to move any “live files,” those involving pending litigation, to the project house. Siskind said he told Gibson he could take and keep or destroy any “dead files.” 

Siskind claimed Gibson instead made off with all the files, although he didn’t report the matter to police. Gibson disputes the allegations and a filing from the bankruptcy trustee’s outside counsel seems to cast doubt on Siskind’s claim.

“Mr. Siskind claimed not to posses (sic) any records of the debtor, despite being its former counsel and sole control person,” the attorney, Jesus Suarez, wrote in a court filing. “… Mr. Siskind also claimed that all of his records and trust account ledgers had been stolen by a rogue paralegal and that no backups were available.”

 

Gibson said the reason there may not be any files is simple: Siskind likely didn’t keep any. “I don’t think there’s ever been any records or books on Chance & Anthem,” Gibson told The Post.

Gibson, who worked for Siskind’s legal practice for about seven years, sued Siskind for legal malpractice in May, four years after Siskind represented Gibson in a civil matter. It revolved around Gibson’s 2009 arrest in West Palm Beach on a disorderly conduct charge after a woman said he exposed himself outside a restroom. The charges later were dismissed by prosecutors but Gibson, represented by Siskind, sued the city’s police department in federal court, claiming false arrest.

Gibson’s false arrest lawsuit was dismissed in 2014. Gibson kept working for Siskind but, four years later, he sued Siskind, saying his longtime employer did not respond in a timely manner to a 2014 court order.

Gibson, who is among Siskind’s most vocal critics, said he held off on filing suit until Siskind’s personal bankruptcy closed.

‘It was zeroed out!’

Among files Siskind said were taken: A ledger where he accounted for money spent for investor Frederick Volkwein.

Volkwein is another onetime ally who now says the man who wants to be Florida’s chief legal officer misappropriated his money.

In a January affidavit, Volkwein detailed the outstanding loans and investments he made to Siskind from 2007 to 2017.

The total: about $1.2 million.

 

Volkwein said he began to suspect something was amiss in December 2014, when Siskind suggested he invest in Chance & Anthem’s project house. At the time, Volkwein believed he had about $750,000 in Siskind’s escrow account remaining from a $1.3 million property sale five months earlier. Volkwein made no promise as to how much he would invest in the project house, he said in the affidavit.

After asking several times for an accounting, Volkwein said Siskind gave him an undated handwritten “recap” in April 2017. While Siskind properly accounted for $490,000 of the $1.3 million, he couldn’t correctly account for the rest, and even asked Volkwein if he knew what those charges could be for, Volkwein wrote.

Volkwein particularly objected to Siskind’s accounting that said he invested $500,000 in the project house and loaned $25,000 to CannaMED.

“I never consented to either transaction,” Volkwein wrote. “I was shocked and angry that according to Siskind’s recap, there was no money left in the attorney escrow account. It was zeroed out!

Ocean Reef Club

In March 2017, while embroiled in bankruptcy court, Siskind enjoyed a week with his family at the Ocean Reef Club in Key Largo, running up a tab that included $363 at the Beach Grille, $438 at a Lilly Pulitzer shop and $240 at a Sandpiper clothing boutique. For the five days, their room cost $1,774.

That nearly $6,000 bill is included in a lawsuit filed by the resort, which claimed the Siskinds failed to pay for their lavish vacation near the conclusion of his five-year Chapter 11 bankruptcy ordeal. On the financial disclosure form he filed to run for attorney general, Siskind listed a liability of $6,705 to the Ocean Reef Club.

Bankruptcy court filings show that Siskind began March 2017 with a negative balance in his checking account. Just before heading on vacation on March 19, Siskind bounced a check for more than $20,000 to a mortgage servicer, bankruptcy records show.

The March 2017 trip was not the Siskinds’ first to the Ocean Reef Club. Monroe County property records show Jeffrey Siskind until 2016 was part-owner of a plot of land on Carysfort Road in the Ocean Reef Club, which sold for $1.32 million during his bankruptcy proceedings. Jeffrey Siskind’s public Facebook posts show his family has vacationed there for several years.

Celebrities including Kathie Lee Gifford have been known to vacation and host events at the resort. In March 2014, President Barack Obama, first lady Michelle Obama and their two daughters spent a weekend at the club.

Family home foreclosed

While Siskind has faced numerous foreclosures over the years, he now faces the loss of his own home.

Siskind paid $707,000 for the house at 3465 Santa Barbara Drive in June 2001.

He and his wife used the home as collateral to borrow $2.16 million in 2007.

The Siskinds missed their $61,522 balloon payment in October 2016 and have failed to make any payments since, U.S. Bank said in its December 2017 foreclosure suit.

The couple owed nearly $3 million, the bank said.

 

Siskind declared a net worth of $2.1 million in June when he filed his financial disclosure form to run for attorney general.

However, he listed only $200,000 in liabilities, a fraction of what he owed. In a note on the form he said the liabilities represented just 6 percent of his pending claims.

The state requires candidates to describe all their liabilities. In 2014, his bankruptcy plan of repayment listed liabilities of about $8 million.

Another discrepancy on Siskind’s campaign finance form: He lists an initial $5,500 personal loan to his campaign, but state records show that loan was for $5,250. He made another $1,360 loan to his campaign about a month later.

As of Sept. 5, his campaign has received one outside contribution: $1,000 from Slim-Fast founder S. Daniel Abraham.

Why run now?

With the weight of their allegations against him, some of Siskind’s detractors said they don’t know why he would run for attorney general.

Asked why he wouldn’t wait for litigation to resolve, Siskind issued this statement: “Pending litigation matters are largely nuisance lawsuits related (to) Chance & Anthem’s business transactions, and will not affect this candidate’s ability to fulfill the requirements of office. … All of these cases should be resolved by mid-December, well before newly elected officials take office.”

Dianna George said she met the news of his campaign with disbelief. “When I saw it (The Palm Beach Post article) I couldn’t stop laughing,” she said.

“It’s complete insanity,” Fiore said.

Speaking from a federal prison in Miami from which he could be released in 2022, Chris George said he can understand how someone could think Siskind would be a good candidate.

“He’s really good …” he said. “He’s very convincing and he’s believable even though he’s lying.

“It took everybody a while to realize it.”


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