More than a half-dozen websites on the Internet choose to put out false reports about me, Jim Bellino, in an effort to ruin my name and reputation, so I am here to set the record straight. I have made this format easy to follow and title the reports, “False Reports #1-6.”
These are made up stories about me, Jim Bellino, that suggest I am a man of questionable moral and ethical character. The format I chose to refute their claims comes complete with screenshots of the ﬁction that’s been created versus factual documents and reports I’ve decided to show you to make it very easy to follow. And, in case you cannot tell, this has taken hours and hours to create and publish, but it has certainly been well worth all the effort.
(Click on image to enlarge) Before I get into detailed accounts of false statements, for those of you who want to know if I have a criminal record, above is a public record for my name in the state of California—the only state I have ever lived in, with the exception of Dallas, TX from 1982-1984 for seminary. This should put to rest any fictional accounts of my being a convict, criminal, or having any other charges of any kind.
False Report #1 | False allegation the FBI raided my family home: Out of literally nowhere, a rumor was fabricated in the fall of 2013 that the FBI had raided my home. Not only is this a lie, it is so far from anything that has ever happened that it cannot even be paralleled to any actual event that has ever occurred. My wife was quick to put this to rest with E! Online with a report you can read by clicking here. Below is a screenshot of some of what Alexis had to say about this preposterous claim:
Everyone is entitled to their own opinion, but no one is entitled to reinvent the truth. It just goes to show you that the media and anyone who has access to the internet has a blank checkbook to destroy your integrity—don’t think it can’t happen to you. Lets see if these same websites choose to disclose these factual documents and/or delete their false reports. I respectfully request all of these websites, after reviewing these facts, to delete their false reports.
False Report #2 | Accusations of name change: A story that I changed my last name to “sound Italian” or hide my past began circulating during 2010. Here’s the fiction from a website written by a “SUPER FAN” of all the franchises who appears to have a great deal of time on their hands:
I HAVE NEVER MADE A COMMENT REGARDING MY NAME AND I AM PROUD OF MY HERITAGE. SEE MY BIRTH CERTIFICATE BELOW.
Here’s the FACT:
(Click on image to enlarge) As you can see, since the date of my birth, my name has been James Carlos Bellino.
False Report #3 | Forensic Document Services: Someone decided to “look into my past” and invent a story based around my time as the owner of Forensic Document Services. In so doing, they got nearly every detail wrong. Here’s an accusation:
Here’s the real story:
If you ever read the official report, there is never any mention of me forging any item, let alone Mother Teresa’s name–this is a flat out lie.
In the 1990s, I started a memorabilia company called the Sports Gallery. Realizing that there was a need for authentication in such a tainted industry, I searched for the most qualified document examiner in the country and started Forensic Document Services.
My goal was to seek out the most qualified document examiner in the country. So, I hired a long time professional forensic document examiner that actually worked for the Department of Justice for the state of California and his name was Robert Proudy. Proudy’s reputation preceded him–he was well known from being the Chief Forensic Document Examiner in both the Patricia Hearst and Zodiac Killer cases.
Forensic Document Examiner Proudy’s job was to examine items that came to FDS. Proudy would examine the item, and write a report authenticating or denying authenticity based on his findings.
The FBI set up a sting operation with 60 different memorabilia and authentication companies, including FDS. After their investigation and examination of thousands of autographs, we reached an agreement that there was ONE autograph that could not be authenticated within the thousands of autographs within the FDS inventory. All other items were returned.
As proof that I was never included in any indictments or further investigations, please see full story by clicking on the OFFICIAL FBI REPORT OF OPERATION BULLPEN HERE.
False Report #4 | Foreclosure on our home in Newport Beach: OUR PROPERTY WAS NEVER FORECLOSED ON, NOR DID WE EVER GO THROUGH WITH A BANKRUPTCY. I will admit the purchase of this home was an emotional decision made during the time my wife was pregnant with our twins. I don’t think I’m the only one who has made the emotional decision to purchase a home. It was a poor investment choice, which is why we later sold it in a short sale. This story ought to be quite familiar to millions of other Americans. There’s nothing special or remarkable about it, and certainly nothing illegal in how we chose to handle getting out from under the financial burden on a property that was losing value like most other property in the current economic climate.
False Report #5 | The Billiards Company: This is a classic case of people lying without finding out the facts. Here’s the accusation:
I owned Wholesale Billiards until 2005, when I sold it to Rectivity, which assumed my lease and maintained the same address. They were an entity in which I had no bearing or holdings. THREE YEARS AFTER BUYING WHOLESALE BILLIARDS, RECTIVITY WENT BANKRUPT. This bankruptcy was theirs, and in fact, there was still $800,000 due on the balance of the sale which was a note to my company Wholesale Billiards. Those are the FACTS.
College Degree: Lastly, I wanted to include my degree in theology. This hasn’t been called into question yet, but before it is, I’m adding this to the page of real evidence about me because everything else about me has been called into question, so I feel it’s only a matter of time for this one.
I am happy to address any real questions about these stories, accusations, and the facts and documentation I have provided. I will do so by responding to your comments below. One last time for clarity: The above materials and evidence I have notated represent the FACTUAL TRUTH, screenshots from other sources contain falsehoods and accusations that are inaccurate and NOT factual.
IT WILL BE INTERESTING TO SEE IF I AM CONTACTED BY ANY MEDIA SOURCE TO DO A FOLLOW UP REPORT ON THE TRUTH… I DOUBT IT. THEY RARELY REPORT GOOD NEWS. I LEAVE YOU WITH THIS QUESTION: WHY DOES OUR SOCIETY THRIVE ON BAD NEWS AND GOSSIP?
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