Platinum Television Group of Coral Springs and three other companies – New Line Media Solutions, U.S. Media Television and FR media, all of which were formed by Paul Scott – were named by the Florida Attorney General’s Office in a complaint recently. The Attorney general alleges that their media productions were deceptive.
The businesses are purported to have taken money to produce content for cable shows on behalf of local commercial and municipal entities. The shows were given titles such as “The Economic Report” and “Today in America.” According to the complaint, the shows produced were sold under the guise of feature programming, but what was actually produced were infomercials.
Two other South Florida men in addition to Paul Scott were also implicated in the filing – Robert Posner, and Anthony DiMeglio. Scott, and his companies New Line and Platinum were already under observation but the Attorney General’s Office for making such false representations to clients. The current complaint says that Scott failed to observe an agreement made in 2007 to cease such activities. The complaint also states that Robert Posner misrepresented himself as a journalist, a doctor, and others in order to convince clients to by their products.
Clients of the media groups and individuals listed on the complaint continued to be under the impression that they were paying for the production of programming that would be showcased on reputable news and education based programs. They were told that they had to pay a fee if their program aired, but were kept unaware that it was paid programming.
Legal representation for Scott and the three companies he oversees say that the complaint is a fabrication brought upon by an unhappy employee of Scott’s.
Allegations of fraud are serious, and the services of a criminal lawyer can help you defend your business and character.
Coral Springs company misled customers with infomercials, complaint says, South Florida Business Journal, Nina Lincoff, 19 May 2015