Who is Ian Mitchell?
A neighbor to Ian Mitchell who lives on the 40th floor said he has been meeting him in the elevator going to his residence.
The neighbor one Bahman, 63, said: “He lives on the 31st [floor]. I live on the 40th.”. He continued that: “I see him sometimes in the elevator going up and down. I’ve never spoken to him. I just see him coming and going.”
“He was alone all the time”. He added that Mitchell is always well-dressed.
Mitchell 63 year old neighbor added that he is shaken by events on the skyscraper.
He said he is “Of course, I’m shaken. I didn’t know I live next to a criminal,” adding that: “I saw him on Sunday. He looked relaxed … going up and down … nothing out of the ordinary.”
Ian Mitchell caused a stir on Wednesday morning when he broke his window in a Manhattan skyscraper.
He broke the window of his apartment which is in the 72 story structure. This happened around 8.40am in the morning and drawing the city Mayor to the melee which occurred around rush hour.
Why is Ian Mitchell being issued with a search warrant?
Mitchell is said to be the one who “allegedly once posed as the scion of a wealthy Jamaican family”.
He did this back in 2015. He had posed as one “Ian Matalon” who was a relative of a rich Jamaican businessman.
The name of this rich Jamaican businessman whose relative was used in this scandal was Joseph Matalon.
He also said that he is an investment banker. Mitchell told his victims at the time that they could have ownership interest in a new bar which was at the Hudson Hotel located on West 58th street.
He said his victims will have that ownership rights if they invest $33,000 in a liquor license.
It was not known to his victims that Mitchell had no connection in what so ever in the bars at the hotel.
Ian Mitchell used the money collected from his three victims on personal expenses and this information is according to the Manhattan prosecutors.
One of Mitchell victim was an Air Force veteran and he said he gave out $15,000 which was a major part of his life savings to Mitchell.
One of Mitchell victim who was his target in that con investment was Humberto Romero. Romero is a bussinessman who is of the ” Yellowstone Medical Management Inc.”
Reports say Mitchell was able to milked as much as $158,000 from him and this began in 2016.
how did he convince Humberto Romero to sink that matter?
He told him that he(Mitchell) runs a multi-million dollar hedge fund. He called his fund the INC Capital and promised the businessman a huge returns should he invest in it.
Romero who was 45 at the time said in his affidavit as cited by the New York Post that:“Ian discussed many times when we were together that he had clients that invested in the millions.” He added that Mitchell was able to dupe him because “He was very persuasive.”
It was later that Romero learnt about him and wanted to take back his money. Romero did a background checks on Romero and realized that the said fund never existed in the first place.
He could produced the money and Romero called for his arrest. He is said to have used the money collected from Romero for “student loans, credit cards, gym fees as well as car leases.”
Here are the pictures of the melee Ian Mitchell created when the law enforcement officers came to his residence.
He came out through his window around 8.40am and only went in after 1pm.
See the pictures below. The pictures were sourced from the New York Post.