Jewish Journal

Webcast: Attorney Youssefyeh speaks out year after Namvar scandal

by Karmel Melamed

February 18, 2010 | 11:58 pm

I had the unique challenge these past several weeks of researching and writing the cover story for this week’s Journal concerning the alleged business fraud scandals that are currently shaking Southern California’s Iranian Jewish community to its core. Since late 2008 many in the community have known of the financial devastation created by these scandals to seniors, young couples and low to middle-income families. In my own opinion, a very select few group of individuals in the community have had the real courage to speak out against the injustice these victims of the alleged frauds have encountered. A. David Youssefyeh, a Century-city based Iranian Jewish attorney was one of those brave voices.

Youssefyeh has stood up from the begin of these scandals and sought to find justice for the victims. He faced verbal attacks from community members questioning his judgment when he suggested the victims of these alleged frauds take legal action to regain their lost money. Today nearly two years later, members of the local Iranian Jewish community realize the importance of his legal advice.

I sat down with Yossefyeh recently to discuss the current status of the bankrupcty case in the Namvar case for this webcast interview:

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Karmel Melamed is an internationally-published freelance journalist based in Southern California.

Since 2000, Melamed has specialized in covering the growing influential...

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