CRESSKILL, N.J. — RD Legal Funding of Cresskill is being sued by the New York Attorney General and U.S. Consumer Financial Protection Bureau for allegedly cheating 9/11 first responders and injured professional football players out of millions of dollars.
Attorney General Eric T. Schneiderman and the bureau on Tuesday announced a lawsuit alleging the company and its owner, Roni Dersovitz, scammed heroes and NFL concussion victims out of money intended to cover medical costs, lost income, and other critical needs.
The company held a 9/11 First Responder Boat Cruise in October 2011, according to photos posted on the firm's Facebook page.
“The alleged actions by RD Legal, scamming 9/11 heroes and former NFL players struggling with severe injuries, are simply shameful," Schneiderman said.
"RD Legal used deceptive tactics to charge unlawfully high interest rates for advances on settlement and compensation funds, allowing them to profit off the backs of these unsuspecting individuals.
“My office will do all it can to end the fraudulent practices employed by RD Legal, recoup the illegal amounts charged by this company -- and make these victims whole again.”