Thursday, April 12, 2007

Leon Land (a.k.a. Dr. Leon Foreman)

Finally, the mystery has been solved. I want to thank the anonymous person who sent the link to me. For months the speculation had been RAMPANT that Leon had murdered someone. Just last month rumors spread like wildfire that Leon was sentenced to 50 years in prison.

Now, the truth can be told. Leon Land (a.k.a. Leon Foreman) has pleaded guilty before U.S. District Judge Robert B. Kugler to one count each of wire fraud and money laundering. He will be sentenced on April 26, 2007. He faces up to 30 years in prison, along with a $500,000 fine.

As I stated before, I would not write or comment on Leon until I could get some definitive information. Well, now we have it.

You can read the entire press release for yourself from the United States Dept. of Justice, U.S. Attorney, District of New Jersey. Click here for the press release.

36 comments:

Anonymous said...

He could have set up a very nice life in DR, lived an unassuming lifestyle and no one would have known anything. Never understood why he brought so much attention to himself. Oh well.

Is his old club still open? If so who's running it now?

What do you know about the new hotel discovery? are folks staying there?

How's Felipe's hotel working out?

Anonymous said...

Anthony, I knew you would find out the real deal. I didn't know Leon well, but he always treated me nicely. I know people will disagree with me, but I feel sorry for him.

Anonymous said...

Thanks Anthony! I just looked at BOP page today and still no info.

As far as Bar Friends I was just there last weekend and its running off of a generator thats located on the roof, its very hot even the beer is hot I give that place 2 months.
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Hotel Discovery is nice I saw the rooms but very small for the price, about the local guest they are shady very shady indeed.

Thanks Anthony for the (Fantastic 4) also I just got my Ticket for Memorial day weekend

Santo Domingo Direct presents its First Annual "Salute & Holla" Memorial Day weekend events.
Santo Domingo Direct

Anonymous said...

Wow. At least Leon had since enough to take a plea. God be with him.

Now about the Memorial Day "Salute & Holla"...what is that about. What kind of events will be taking place. I went last year to Island Heat 2 will it be like that? Info please.

Anonymous said...

And let me tell you, I knew that shady bitch was a crook!!!! But you know, I'm free and loving life and Leon LAND is in jail, locked up eating bread and water. I wonder if they let him carry his manbag when he wears his headrag? So you have to feel sorry for him, because as humans, we even feel sorry for a rabbid dog when we see them in the street foaming at the mouth. Let us hope that Leon's time in the pen will rehabilitate him and hopefully by the time he gets out the dominican governement will have lost all records of his deportation and he can sneak back in, but after serving a 30 year stent, he would be 72 years old and too old to hopefully reak havoc on an unsuspecting population of dominicans. I love the fact that we can comment on this. I've missed it so much.

Anonymous said...

I can see the haters are back, Leon was always nice to me and I did not complain when he invited me out to his fabu house for free drinks and pool party. Little did I know that I was partaking in illegal booty.

Anonymous said...

Well I guess the Dr. got everything he deserved. What a phony! Even his name was false. I guess he won't need to pay bugarrons in the DR anymore. I am sure he will find plenty of men to service in prison!

Nena Nuyorican said...

Thanks for the email. I was able to read the whole article after someone else sent me it...!

OH well!

I won't be going to DR for memorial weekend, as I will be in PRico/Condado for 5nites. Maybe see everyone in the summer.

Anonymous said...

OH my! what a sad sad sad state of affairs. I knew something was not right when I met it. He had a headrag and a manbag driving Mercedes (current) and a nice house oops well it wasn't his. Where is my wallet let check my credit I may have a loan somewhere in the DR because I stayed at his villa one weekend again it wasn't his. I wonder do smoke if so what kind. That will teach him not to spit on anyone else that triggered it all.
....That's All....

Anonymous said...

Headline:

The DR Dr. has LANDed in jail!

Anonymous said...

Haters? Is that what it is? Maybe some facts should be listed...
1. he attacked the ex pats
2. he turned friends against friends in the D R
3. he helped to destroy legitimate business (those who experienced it could explain best)
4. yes, he was nice to some tourist but padded many drink tabs, changed for food etc
5. yes he was nice to some locals but called the locals lowlives, spit in faces of locals
6. But he is a FELON NOW AND ALWAYS WAS!
AND they call those who experienced his madness as HATERS...he'll be getting his fix from the local CONS....hopefully his friends down south will send him some money for his cigs, candy and vasoline, LOL LOL LOL!
whose laughing now???? laugh loud EXPATS!!!!! LAUGH LAUGH AND HAVE A DRINK!

Anonymous said...

It ain't hating when people who have been wronged, robbed, deceived, attacked, hurt, etc. are happy to see justice carried out against the perpetrator.

Anonymous said...

NAPPY-HEADED-HO

Anonymous said...

Sad to say, but i'm going to miss him. No one could keep shit going like him. Just look at the responses on the blog.

Anthony i'm one of those people that asked about Leon whenever i saw you. Now we know.

One more thing. Can you please blog more.

Anonymous said...

Poor Leon! Its sad to say, but the writing was on the wall when she sat by the stairway to collect coins to enter upstairs. With all that stolen money you would have thought she would have had that bathroom a little more presentable. Maybe he can sit in the pen and think about all the Dominicans he manipulated. If he had been a modern day Robin Hood to so many under priveledge Dominicans God would have spared him some mercy. See where greed and evil gets you? The only thing i can say is "YOU CAN RUN, BUT YOU CANT HIDE".

Anonymous said...

Ding Dong the witch is dead, OH....wait, I mean Leon Land is in jail. But really, where is that witch of a woman who used to do Leon Land's evil bidding. You know her name, Angelica the ugly german woman, who had no passport and was trapped here on the island. At last report, I heard she was up at Bar Friends, begging for hand outs, telling people that she was in such hard times. Seems I remember her sending out a letter to everyone right after Leon Land go arrested and deported that threatened anyone with a law suit, that dared to talk against Dr. Leon. Well, sue me bitch, cause Dr. Leon is a fake and fraud and a faggot. I don't feel sorry for him, may he be burried in the Federal prison system until he is 80 years old. Then maybe he won't have any more opportunties to hurt anymore people. Enough said. I gues you know how I feel.

Anonymous said...

Maybe them queens in the institution will do something constructive with that mat on the top of that head, while shes making automobile tags.

frequent traveler said...

I knew something was wrong, he always sweated so bad, the law was on his trail. He gave us all a bad reputation by trying to swindle so many dominican.

Anonymous said...

Let's send him a copy of this BLOG IN THE PEN AND let him stew over it...........i'm sure he will have stories to tell anyone who will listen to his dingle berries ass, LOL.
poor leon, poor angie(angie you can make some money on the HO's stroll-just get a dark tan, dye your hair roots evenly and walk the streets hahahahahahaha. He who laughs last laughs best.
laughingggg laughinggggg laughingggggggggggg laughingggggggggggggggg LOL LOL LOL

Anonymous said...

sorry but the "hating" comment was to a blogster that said, I see the haters are back and definitely not to those who were wronged, deceived by dr. leon oooooooops I mean, leon land the great pretender and now FELON.

Anonymous said...

I'm so glad I did not send my credit card number via Enchanting Encounters website to stay at his place. He always tried to under cut the business by lowering the prices I took that gamble and stayed at Monaga which I had no problems with my Credit Cards. (This is no way a boast for Monaga) just my experience, Thanks Anthony, you were so sweet and nice. But that Nappy Headed Queen I can't say the same. Where is he? I'm going to visit. Question:.... Where did the Doctor come in? why use Doctor he could have used a "Loan Officer" thats what he's good at.

Anonymous said...

Leon the man that most of us LOVE to HATE. There has not been this much interaction on this site since the last story about him. Yes Leon was / is crazy as hell, very shady, some what stupid and way off the wall.But we must admit that his personality was / is very colorful and his imagination was fit for Hollywood. When sitting around with a cocktail he or one of his stupid behaviors always gave us something to talk about. Good, bad or indifferent.How could we ever forget some of the stories that often changed drastically as they circulated.Come on now you know the one's that I'm talking about. Spitting in someone's face, charging for what you though would be a free party, some gun incident at JD's, owning a hotel, giving a trip to Cuba. If you're reading this then more than likely you can add to the list.

Nena Nuyorican said...

diagnosis: "delussions of grandeur" equal the use of "doctor"

Anonymous said...

Thanks Nena

Anonymous said...

I must have asked every ex-pat in the country what kind of Doctor he was and no one had any idea. That was my first clue that something didn't smell right. I also heard that he was a trust fund baby from a very prominent and wealthy Baltimore famaily. Any chance that was true? Naaahhhhh...I don't think so!

CLOAKED said...

He's a Credit Doctor

Anonymous said...

Our intrepid reporter has done it again! Thanks, Anthony, for getting to the bottom of this intrigue.

In reading about Leon, and remembering him, I can't help but think of a couple of quotes by Grahame Greene, who was unsurpassed at characterizing rogues:

"He entered the territory of lies without a passport for return."

and

"His hilarity was like a scream from a crevasse."

Like some of the other posters, I too didn't find Leon all that repulsive, but then I never had to deal with him except to say "Hello" in his bar. And, from my perspective, his bar wasn't all that bad, but then again I don't think I was ever gouged. For a short period, they did serve some fabulous fried chicken if you got there early enough.

Maybe now that the truth is out, people can enjoy going to the bar again. Santo Domingo can certainly use a bar of its type.

But whatever happens, I do hope that Robinson lands on his feet. He definitely is one of the Good Guys.

Thanks, again, Anthony.....George in SF

Anonymous said...

Wow. Is is that serious? Come on now, did this child wrong that many of ya'll? I think many are just jumping on the band wagon to dog this man. No use in being ignorant! Yes, the man committed a crime and it appears that justice is being served. I never had a problem with Leon. I didn't go to see the DR to see him, talk to him or hang out with him. I went to his club to see the boys! Whether you admit or not, ya'll did the same thing. If it wasn't for the boys 99.9% of us would not visit. Just keeping it real. I know that some went to his house and got served with a receipt and he had some run ins with Anthony and Jerry. If you got got after that then that's on you! I saw and talked to Leon on twice. Never had a problem. Nobody has seen or heard from Leon in ions. If you ain't over him by now I suggest you get it together! I knew that man was wrong on sight! I know a man that sits high and looks low -- I pray that Leon comes out of this situation with the lightest sentence possible. So many have murdered, hated, raped, destroyed lives/families and never served a day. So many shout "God hates fags" and ya'll are concentrating on this man. I was going to the DR before Leon and will continue to go after Leon. I like Bar Friends, Jay Dees, CHA and I'm grateful for Anthony. I go for my enjoyment, my life, my thrills! Like ya'll -- FOR THE BOYS! Go ahead and count your pesos and get ready for the next trip!

Do you talk about your brother or do you pray for him? I thank God everyday for his mercy! I may not be a felon but he knows and I know there have been many times I have slipped up. Thank you Jesus that I am still HIV negative! Thank you that my parents are alive. Thank you that I am not in Iraq.

Life is good.

Anonymous said...

A blog is a blog, church is church, traveling is traveling and gossip is gossip, nothing more nothing less. It's anthony's blog and if he chooses to post comments then let it be. We have a choice, not to read it, not to comment but like america's most wanted is still on television this was just another AMW. It's only serious to those ex-pats he wronged in the DR for the rest of us.........IT'S ENTERTAINMENT!

Great to be thankful for so much in one's life but this was a soap opera/entertainment/sweet revenge for those who left it in someone else's hands.... that finally had an ending.
so Sat, April 14,10:39pm enjoy your blessings and use condoms and you will remain HIV negative while be selective who you sleep with here or on vacations, keep traveling for your enjoyment and it's nice to see a soap opera come to an end with a show stopper ending!

Anonymous said...

Won't end until we hear what sentence he got!

Anonymous said...

i just pity leon land-foreman or whatever his real name is or names are. it's awful that one of the few black americans down in dominican had to represent so badly and then ended up being an arch criminal got the doj us attorney after you! damn leon! good that anthony and jerry a few other black americans are down there representing and not showing us all to be monsters and whores who prey on dominicans. claro, leon land-foreman probably wished maybe he settled in cuba or someplace which wouldnt have extradited him so easily.

Nena Nuyorican said...

What I find interesting is how many knew either by guessing or intuition that he was money laundering since August 2005. Now if those individuals send me 6 numbers so I can play the lotto here, I promise to give that person a prize if I win smile~~!

Anonymous said...

Hi Nena...
Haven't you heard for gaydar? All of us gays have it and can tell a phony in a NY second. Things just did not add up with all the stories this guy spoke about.

Anonymous said...

Not to be vindictive, but victims who were wronged by him should let the judge know so that he considers those factors when imposing the sentence.

CLOAKED said...

The Federal Sentencing Guidelines is like a criminal credit report. The Guidelines determine sentences based primarily on two factors: (1) the conduct associated with the offense (the offense conduct, which produces the "offense level"), and (2) the defendant's criminal history (the "criminal history category"). The Sentencing Table http://www.ussc.gov/2005guid/5a.htm in the Guidelines Manual shows the relationship between these two factors; for each pairing of offense level and criminal history category, the Table specifies a sentencing range, in months, within which the court may sentence a defendant. For example, for a defendant convicted on an offense with a total offense level of 22 and a criminal history category of I, the Guidelines recommend a sentence of 41-51 months, considering the year of the offense to be the same as the year of the guidelines. If, however, a person with an extensive criminal history committed the same offense in the same manner in the same modern time line and not during the older guideline periods, the Guidelines would recommend a sentence of 84-105 months.

Only Leon, his lawyer, and the Federal Gov. knows what his past criminal history is.

Nena Nuyorican said...

Morning,
I never had long one on one encounters with him just heard many many stories while in the DR and reading the blog since August 2005.The two personal encounters I had with him were short and sweet (one at his bar and one at a pool hall) I'm still open for those 6 lotto numbers (smile)~~~!