AN OPEN LETTER AND DISCIPLINARY COMPLAINT TO THE ATTENTION OF
THE NEW JERSEY SUPREME COURT
RE: MICHAEL S. ACKERMAN, ESQ.
April 10, 2017
The Honorable Stuart Rabner,
The Supreme Court of New Jersey
Richard J. Hughes Justice Complex
25 Market Street P.O. Box 023
Trenton, New Jersey 08625-0023
Priority Confirmation # 2312 0200 0000 3664 6368
Dear Chief Justice Rabner:
This letter is to lodge an embezzlement Complaint against Michael S. Ackerman, Esq., an Attorney licensed to practice law in New Jersey. I encourage this Court to proceed in an expedited process because there are indications that Mr. Ackerman is in the midst of selling “the fatted calf”, and may have plans to relocate outside this Court’s jurisdiction.
[References are to documents associated with In Re Zucker Goldberg & Ackerman
Docket # 15-24585-CMG US Bankruptcy Court, District of New Jersey.]
In his capacity as Managing Attorney for Zucker Goldberg, Mr. Ackerman took self-dealing to a whole new level. Judge Donald Steckroth’s Examiner’s Report (Doc 688), established that Mr. Ackerman engaged in co-mingling of assets, pre-petition.
Zucker Goldberg Commingled Finances With Software Company, Examiner’s Report Says
By David Gialanella, New Jersey Law Journal November 10, 2016
All available assets of the bankrupt Estate should be utilized to wind-down the operation while conserving as much as possible for the creditors. Not on Mr. Ackerman’s watch, not while that fox guarded the chicken coop. Starting with his August 3, 2015 bankruptcy filing on behalf of Zucker Goldberg, Mr. Ackerman threw all caution to the wind. He embarked on a free-wheeling embezzling and pilfering spree. On the very day of the filing, he paid “someone’s” Infiniti car note. Not only that, on three separate times within the month of August 2015 he funded “someone’s” Fidelity Investment account to the tune of nearly $150,000 in total. That amount would cover ALL of Zucker Goldberg’s laid off employees’ unpaid vacation time, etc. As if that is not enough, his payments on his American Express bills over the next several months are shameful. In total, Mr. Ackerman made at least $1,000,000 in disallowed/questionable expenditures.
You can’t make this stuff up ! (See the attached analysis which was included with Docs 792 and 797.)
Wherefore, I urge this Court to investigate and determine the response adequate to address Mr. Ackerman’s egregious level of fraud. By way of copy, I encourage other officials to do likewise.
Thanks in advance for your thorough investigation into this situation. I will be happy to appear and answer questions related to this Complaint.
Carolyn Bailey, Whistleblower and Concerned Citizen