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The Invention of Professor Dr. Anthony Nobles

Reader, let’s not mince any words about Dr. Anthony Nobles, a 50-year-old inventor, teacher, community leader, entrepreneur and soon-to-be space tourist: His life is vastly better than yours.

Hailing from Michigan, Nobles didn’t start with much but using his pair of biomedical engineering doctorates he developed a patented heart suture technology that he claims has saved thousands of lives; it certainly saved his bank account, because he has been able to buy residences in Steamboat Springs and a seaside borough of Orange County’s Huntington Beach. How many biomedical engineering doctorates do you have, reader? None? The Southern Investigative Reporting Foundation thought so.

A man of enterprise, Nobles has folded these patents into a host of public and private companies he has launched over the years — about two dozen at last count (including a private equity firm that raises money to invest in companies Nobles already runs).

But let us not get bogged down in commerce and instead celebrate how this man lives so much more fully than the rest of us.

For instance, perhaps you enjoy decorating your house at Halloween, maybe making an extra trip to the store to get cardboard skeletons and a few hanging spiders?

Silly reader, you are not even in the game: Nobles oversees one of the largest Halloween displays in California, with 30,000 people coming to his 2012 effort, which featured 15 actors, 40 robots and one year cost upwards of $250,000. Does your Halloween display have actors and robots? Of course it doesn’t. Did you drop $250,000 on it? How silly are we for even asking?

So you like going to the museum? Good for you, but you should know that Nobles built his very own, “the Nobles Family Auto Museum,” housing his collection of 105 vintage and rare cars, (including racing legend Michael Schumacher’s 2001 Formula 1 race car and, he said, 38 Ferraris). No need to be difficult about it, but if you were going to build a museum, dear reader, it would probably have things like your uncle’s uniform from the Korean war, not cool stuff like race cars.

So if you had a “bucket list,” loyal reader, what would be on it? Whatever it is, the Southern Investigative Reporting Foundation is sure that it doesn’t include getting awarded the Nobel Prize for curing “disease states.”

Maybe you fancy yourself tech savvy and like to keep up on the latest gadgets?

Well, the next time you use a portable computer or electronic book, please offer a silent word of thanks to Anthony Nobles because he helped develop them which, let’s face it, could not have been easy when studying for two doctorates and running a lot of companies.

While dominating this mortal coil, Nobles takes time out to be a civic-minded fellow, with he and his wife donating so much money to their town’s community center refurbishment project that it was renamed the “Nobles Family Community Center.” Shortly after it was renamed, Nobles stood for a seat on the town council and won. It is a safe bet, of course, that you, dear reader, did not donate enough cash to your town’s community center so that it was named after you.

Putting it bluntly, comparing the life of Anthony Nobles to ourselves is a fool’s errand — most of us would be happy to vacation near a beach in Southern California, or to
spend a few minutes behind the wheel of a Ferrari; Anthony Nobles calls that “Tuesday.”

Incredibly however, lurking here and there, are a ragged band of malcontents and embittered cynics who don’t see Anthony Nobles as a real life Tony Stark or even a community-minded entrepreneur.

Heretics all, they see a businessman whose true vocation is selling ideas and investible notions that never emerge as promised.

A better word for these people is “investors” and with few exceptions, they appear to be correct. Anthony Nobles has a storybook life yet, according to Southern Investigative Reporting Foundation research, it appears most (if not all) of the capital he has raised has failed to earn a return.

Over the course of two months the Southern Investigative Reporting Foundation investigated Anthony Nobles and his business career, conducting interviews with a series of his former investors and colleagues and analyzing documents from both his public and private ventures.

What follows are the broad strokes of how Nobles used a combination of imagined and overstated credentials about his schooling, his teaching career, and his success as a entrepreneur to craft his greatest invention — the legend of himself as a medical technology renaissance man.

Time and again, for more than two decades, high-profile and sophisticated investors have reached for their checkbooks.

In the main, based on what the Southern Investigative Reporting Foundation can determine, most of those investors don’t do terribly well and, according to several sources, Nobles has been actively trying to expand his investor base, especially in Asia and Europe.

What follows below is how he does it.


Anthony Nobles is a man eternally on the hunt.

What he seeks is capital to grow his many ventures, businesses that in turn have provided him the lifestyle discussed above.

His many businesses, in other words, require a long ton of cash.

It’s not an irrational concern because Nobles’ enterprises compete against the world’s largest biomedical technology companies, whose research departments are staffed into the thousands with annual budgets of many hundreds of millions of dollars.

And those Ferrari Formula 1 racing cars start at $1 million each.

Anyone looking for big venture capital money needs a sell, that thing which instantly sets them apart and gets a foot in the door. For those who compete on the perception of superior brains and creativity, having little to point to educationally, especially when the others guys have platoons of Ph.D.s, is probably not so easy to explain away.

So Anthony Nobles came up with what video game players call a “cheat,” or a shortcut around an otherwise complex problem, like, for instance, a lack of the academic credentials that make investors comfortable with medical device entrepreneurs. So he launched what might be called “an academic arms race.” If research scientists elsewhere had Ph.D.s, he would have two. If those scientists publicly used the honorific “Dr.,” Nobles used “Professor Dr.” in his communications.

Evidence the first: Nobles claimed to have earned two Ph.D.s, both in biomedical engineering, from Glendale and Redding universities. For years the dual doctorates were the centerpiece of Nobles’ credentials. Click to see what the biography page of his website looked like and for a reference to them in a Securities and Exchange Commission filing.

(Over the past few months, Nobles has been carefully amending his once flamboyant online profile and has been removing many of the mentions of his so-called degrees.)

It worked. Nobles’ implicit assertion that he was among the most credentialed people working in the medical device industry was at least tacitly accepted, and few, if any, asked what kinds of schools Redding and Glendale universities are.

Because if someone had, it would take the person maybe three minutes to see that they were online diploma mills: Give them your credit card number and you instantly have a degree in most anything.

As it emerges, both schools have fallen on hard times, with federal prosecutors charging James Enowitch, the Connecticut man who founded both Redding and Glendale, with mail fraud. In May he pleaded guilty to selling $5 million worth of fake diplomas.

Central to Enowitch’s diploma mill scam, according to prosecutors, was setting up a phony degree verification service and for an additional fee, allowing the purchaser to select the courses and grades to be featured on the fake transcript.

The cost to Nobles for all of this ersatz educational experience? According to federal prosecutors, $550 for a doctorate and 50 percent off for a second diploma, so figure about $825 all in. (A 2006 New York Times article presents a clear picture of how diploma mills operate.)

Let’s be perfectly clear: Glendale and Redding are not accredited, and do not have faculties, curricula or campuses. No one with a “degree” bearing their names can say they learned — or earned — anything. The schools only employ sales staff, who pitch computer-generated diplomas and a few fake transcripts.

Here are the diplomas and here is an analysis of Nobles’ Redding degree by Harv Lyter, an Idaho State Board of Education official who had looked at the school when Redding claimed, at one point, to have a school in Idaho.

There are several things noteworthy about the documents. Absurdly (and impossibly) both schools share the same president and chairman of its board of trustees. Secondly, Nobles managed to be awarded all those diplomas on the same day, Feb. 14, 2007. While this made for a potentially memorable Valentine’s Day dinner for Nobles and his wife, as an academic achievement it is rather improbable.

Finally, in a truly surreal twist, Nobles entered copies of his fake diplomas as evidence that he had doctorates — and used the “Dr.” title — in a very real legal filing he submitted as part of an ongoing defamation suit he has brought against a pair of private investigators who had posted online that (among other things) his academic credentials are bogus. (Online sleuths, however, sussed out Nobles’ dubious Redding and Glendale doctorates years ago.)

Controversy over fake degrees is old hat to Nobles, though, having been nailed for making up a series of degrees before.

In the early 1990s, the Vancouver Sun first broke the news that Nobles — then the founder and chief executive of privately held Surgical Visions Inc. — was lying about having a bachelor’s degree in physics from the University of Texas at Arlington and a Ph.D., from the University of California, Los Angeles in electrical engineering.

Much like using the fake doctorates as evidence in a legal filing, Nobles apparently was convinced that he would not be caught. John Rogitz, a former in-house attorney for Nobles who sued him in 1993 for breach of contract, claimed that he prominently displayed the fake UCLA and University of Texas diplomas in his office. (The case was settled and terms not disclosed.)

Being publicly exposed levied some rough justice on Nobles: The $5 million investment from another company that was the centerpiece of the deal was pulled, the public listing was halted, he was forced to resign and was later sued by an investor, Dr. Joseph Litner.

A physician who provided a declaration to the defense team in Nobles’ litigation against the private investigators, Dr. Litner asserted that Nobles, circa 1992, knew very little about human anatomy and even when trying to stage a demonstration on a cantaloupe (at a business meeting at a restaurant) could not clearly assert what his technology was designed to do.

Nobles would later publicly acknowledge that the degrees were fake but argued that he was put up to it by some of the characters advising him, which included legendary Vancouver Stock Exchange stock tout Harry Moll, whose promotions over the years have run the gamut from self-watering plant minders to mega pearls harvested from a giant clam.

Moll, whose stock pumping days are over, is now firing back at Nobles, and he is not shooting blanks.

Here is Moll’s declaration (entered by the defense in the aforementioned defamation case) about his experience with Nobles.

To wit: Moll, in laying the groundwork for a possible listing for the Nobles-helmed company, had commissioned a Kroll Associates background investigation of Nobles after getting a tip that his background might not be what he was claiming — that he had a Ph.D. and was a medical doctor.

The tip was spot on, and Kroll found no evidence of either the medical training or college degrees, and Moll confronted Nobles about it.

Moll said the then 27-year-old Nobles explained the discrepancies away by telling him that the Central Intelligence Agency had purged all of his academic records a few years prior. This, he said, occurred during his tenure as a physician “working on aliens” at a secret facility in Roswell, New Mexico, so his work and credentials would have to remain classified.

Space aliens and the CIA are rare combinations in a business story. To get to the bottom of this Southern Investigative Reporting Foundation called the 80-year-old Moll, now living in retirement in Nevada, and rather forcefully demanded an explanation.

Moll was blunt and measured in his insistence that his signed declaration is accurate, that the conversation between he and Nobles occurred in that exact fashion and there was more to the story but he kept the filing brief. It was made and sworn to in late January when he was approached by a lawyer for the investigators and he was relieved, he told the Southern Investigative Reporting Foundation, to finally establish the record about what Nobles had said.

(Finally, he let the Southern Investigative Reporting Foundation have it with both barrels for questioning his honesty; the remarks were truly unprintable.)

“He said every word of this and more. He had a lot to tell me about this super secret project and was really afraid that I would tell people about it,” said Moll, who alternately said he is still baffled and angry about Nobles and what he called his “bullshit story.”

“[Nobles] thought I would quietly tell investors that he worked on a super-secret CIA project and [his lies] would be OK,” he said. “I walked out of the room and couldn’t believe that he thought this kind of insane bullshit was acceptable. I lost a lot of money — another guy lost almost $500,000” and he was making up something about flying saucers.

Moll insisted that he would happily defend his entire declaration in court if called upon to and that he wasn’t paid any money to write it.

“My big regret is that I didn’t go public with [Nobles’] excuse sooner since he would have been ruined,” he told the Southern Investigative Reporting Foundation. “I sat on the truth and feel badly about that; maybe I could have saved people money.”

Another former Nobles colleague told the Southern Investigative Reporting Foundation that Nobles had referenced a stint working with the CIA in discussing his background.

In the late 1990s, Nobles met with Alfred Novak, the former chief financial officer of Cordis Corp. (Nobles had done some contract work for Cordis in the mid-’90s) to discuss a possible investment in his then-company, Sutura. As part of their conversation, Novak told the Southern Investigative Reporting Foundation, Nobles told him about working with the CIA “in a special program” but would not discuss it further; Novak said he turned the conversation quickly to business and the matter was dropped.

The CIA has not responded to a request for comment regarding Nobles’ claims.

(Novak, along with friends and a private equity fund would eventually invest $11 million in Sutura in 1999; in 2005 the group sued Nobles and the company alleging a host of operational and governance problems. The suit was settled in 2007 and their investment was lost as Sutura collapsed.)


The “professor” part of “Professor Anthony Nobles” is only slightly more accurate.

As part of a court submission (see page 11), Nobles described how affiliation with a college lent prestige and attracted investors: “The credibility afforded me as a university professor or lecturer aids immeasurably in building the credibility I need to build my company and complete the pending investment under diligence.”

For several years Nobles’ website claimed he was a “visiting professor” at the University of California, Irvine but the reality is less exalted: never a faculty member, he was part of a volunteer mentor program working with students in the biomedical engineering department and had spoken in several classes.

According to emails reviewed by the Southern Investigative Reporting Foundation, the prominence of Nobles’ claimed UC Irvine affiliation occasioned a mini revolt within the department in the early fall of 2013. After Nobles asked to join the faculty as a visiting professor, red flags emerged when, upon being asked to submit a resume to begin the formal consideration process, what he provided was what someone in the School of Engineering’s dean’s office described as “a list of accomplishments. . . . It was like he had no idea what a resume is.”

Concern among faculty members soon spread as professors unearthed his diploma mill degrees and the Vancouver controversy and one suggested hiring a private investigator to dig into his background.

Ironically, the faculty emails show the professors were less concerned over Nobles’ lack of academic credentials than they were about his track record of making them up.

“No one cares if you don’t have a degree. Look at Steve Jobs/Bill Gates/Mark Zuckerberg,” wrote another professor. “So why does he have all these fake degrees and everyone calls him “Prof. Dr. Nobles?’”

While there existed a consensus to bring the Nobles matter up more formally in a department meeting, in early November the dean’s office — which, in other emails read by the Southern Investigative Reporting Foundation, had sought to build a donor relationship with Nobles — ordered the biomedical engineering department to terminate the mentor relationship with Nobles.

A second university relationship that Nobles asserts he has, with the West Saxon University of Applied Sciences in Zwickau, Germany, a vocational university, appears to be accurate.

Nobles’ resume looks impressive but a closer look is telling. He has indeed contributed to several articles and textbook chapters, but a good deal of his conference attendance was at “scientific poster sessions,” involving the public presentation of a display and answering questions about your procedure or device. Note also the 16-year hiatus in conference attendance and research presentations.

Moreover, not much effort is required to raise questions about how meaningful a role Nobles played in the development of the electronic book and portable computer.

Trying to discern the reality of where Nobles’ work stands in the marketplace is not easy.

An initial search of the U.S. patent office surfaces six patents held in his name and a search using “Sutura” provides another few dozen references, broadly supportive of his claim to have 31 patents. But searching the National Institute of Health’s U.S. Library of Medicine Pub Med directory — an authoritative index of published medical research whose records go back decades — and there is no mention of Anthony Nobles, his companies or any of his devices.

One unabashed proponent of Anthony Nobles’ work is John Wyall of Orem, Utah, who was the first U.S. recipient of the “Noblestitch” procedure to close the patent foramen ovale, the tunnel between the left and right side of the heart. He told the Southern Investigative Reporting Foundation that he had the procedure done in France by an associate of Nobles and that he no longer suffers from the pain and exhaustion that had led him to be bedridden for as long as 16 hours a day.


Investors would likely forgive Nobles’ being a fabulist if he was able to generate a return on their capital. Unfortunately for them, based on the available evidence, it would appear that this is something that occurs rarely.

Consider Nobles’ experience with public companies. There was the debacle surrounding the attempted Surgical Visions merger in 1992, likely costing investors over $1 million prior to the deal’s collapse.

The $11 million invested in Sutura by the Synapse fund et al. is entirely gone, but not before, per the Chiu declaration above, Nobles borrowed corporate funds from Sutura and bought the building that now houses the Noble Family Automotive Museum — the partnership that owned it charged Sutura over $27,000 per month in rent — and put his wife on the payroll as a consultant. (When private, Sutura had around $9 million in additional investor capital apart from Synapse that also did not fare too well.)

Starting in 2004, Whitebox Advisors, a Minnesota-based hedge fund that rocketed to fame when it bet correctly on the then-emerging credit crisis, began a series of investments in Sutura that totaled over $20.5 million. In a series of newsletters to investors, it expressed confidence that Nobles, despite the Vancouver woes, would prove competent in the job.

The Whitebox investment started out in trouble and rapidly went downhill.

In 2005 the company lost $12.3 million; in 2006 it was just over $12 million. David Teckman, a Whitebox director with medical industry management experience, was brought in as CEO at the end of September 2006; by February 2008 he had been dismissed and had sued Nobles and Sutura. (The suit appears to have been settled for back pay of just over $520,000 plus shares of stock and reimbursement for legal fees.)

In December of 2008 Sutura effectively wound down operations with Nobles buying (back) all Sutura’s noncash assets and $3 million in cash for $6.75 million.

Reached by phone, a Whitebox spokesman declined to comment.

One curiosity: In 2007 Sutura negotiated a $23 million settlement in a patent violation suit brought against Abbott Labs, Shortly after, according to the company’s 2007 10-K annual report, $11.96 million in marketable securities were purchased at a point that year. Who got custody of these assets is not clear.

While tallying up Whitebox’s profit or loss is no easy thing because of the different ways they were exposed to Sutura, such as with common stock and interest-bearing loans, it’s easier to render an accounting for the experience of Loni Pham, an Orange County resident who met Nobles in July 2004. In a suit filed in 2007, she alleged that Nobles began courting her investment by claiming he was a medical doctor who had used Sutura’s product on a personal friend, saving his life.

According to her suit, she said Nobles told her that a sale to Johnson & Johnson was looming, but that he sought a greater value for the company by “going public,” something she claimed Nobles said was a few months away, pending her $250,000 investment.

In an interview with the Southern Investigative Reporting Foundation, Pham said that as part of that pitch, Nobles sketched out for her on a piece of paper how she would make the “two to four times” her initial investment in under six months. She said when she had questions about what his illustration meant, Nobles became frustrated and threw it out. (She retrieved it from the wastebasket.)

Pham told the Southern Investigative Reporting Foundation that Nobles used an initial list of Sutura shareholders as an example of the sophisticated investors that had backed him. The shares she ultimately was given under what she claimed Nobles described as “the friends and family plan” valued Sutura, pre-initial public offering, at $27.16 per share, a remarkable valuation for a company with little operating history.

After months of delays, even after Sutura’s reverse merger with a near dormant penny stock gave them a stock listing, Pham’s suit claimed Nobles told her that her shares were not freely tradable for a year; Nobles purportedly offered twice to buy her shares back for $250,000, but the exchange never occurred. (The suit was forced into arbitration in 2008 where she eventually dropped the matter because of legal expense.)

Looking back at the episode, Pham, who works as an asset lender, said she should have paid more attention to issues like the lack of employees at Sutura’s office and Nobles’ refusal to talk with her when she had questions after she had handed over the money.

Another investor, Croatian investor Bruno Mlinar, who met Nobles when both were in Europe racing Ferraris in 2008, gave Nobles $2.5 million for a stake in Nobles Medical Technology and a new venture, Gyntlecare, after Nobles assured him that his company was going to be worth over $150 million pending some Food and Drug Administration approvals.

Fast forward to 2010, and after what Mlinar claims was more than a year of frustrated calls about not getting stock certificates, he received shares in a company called Nobles Medical Technology II, which he said he had never heard of and hadn’t invested in. He also received $435,000 in cash from one Karen Glassman at Gyntlecare (who also appears listed as a representative of HeartStitch and other Anthony Nobles entities). The problem is, Mlinar’s suit about the matter asserts, one of the companies he thought he was investing in, Nobles Medical Technology, had been sold to Medtronic for $15 million in 2010 and Mlinar didn’t profit because he was given shares in a different company.

For Mlinar, it gets worse in that Nobles also talked him into shipping him a Ferrari worth what he claimed was $750,000 on the view that Nobles would use it as collateral for financing (but somehow preserving Mlinar’s ownership). In short order, he alleged, a bill of sale was forged and Nobles took delivery of the car. Nobles, in a response, argued that Mlinar signed forms stipulating that the car was worth $200,000 and that there was no preservation of ownership clause.


The Southern Investigative Reporting Foundation reached out to Anthony Nobles four times via phone to his work and cell phone numbers and left a series of detailed messages about this article but no calls were returned.

Attempts to reach him via email were moderately more successful, although the Southern Investigative Reporting Foundation did not ultimately secure an interview.

The Southern Investigative Reporting Foundation also sought answers from Nobles’ attorney, John van Loben Sels, but he did not respond to a detailed voice message at his new firm, Fish & Tsang LLP. He did, however, file a declaration in Los Angeles Superior Court about the Southern Investigative Reporting Foundation’s attempts to contact both of them with questions.

50 thoughts on “The Invention of Professor Dr. Anthony Nobles

  1. Very interesting, but is Sutura a public company? I thought a major purpose of SIRF was to protect ordinary investors from fraud, and obviously publicly held companies have many more investors to protect than small, privately-held companies with just a few wealthy investors. Your work is, and has always been, superb. But I wish you would focus more on public companies than obscure (to most people) hacks like “Dr.” Noble. His story is entertaining, but you could get more bang for your buck with higher-profile corporate targets.

  2. In the late 1990’s, I was introduced to Anthony Nobles by a mutual friend (Dr. John Crew).
    I shared my idea for a clampless way to partially occlude the Aorta to perform a proximal anastomosis with Mr. Nobles.
    A company named Cardio Medical Solutions (CMS) was created and the Baladi Inverter device was invented.
    Mr. Nobles and I were listed as the co-inventors on the patents.
    I was also given shares in CMS.
    Few years later I was told by Mr. Nobles that no medical company was interested in purchasing CMS nor the device and the whole venture collapsed.
    Today, I was shocked to read your article but was more shocked to see a video on Youtube recently published of me using the Baladi Inverter during one of the surgeries I performed in the late 1990’s.
    What made me really furious was the fact that in the description under the video, it said that Mr. Nobles sold the device as well as CMS to Guidant.
    If you could help me prove this fact, I would be forever grateful.
    Thank you

  3. Took some time looking into this myself. There seems to be a lot of info in this article that is purposely slanted to really demonize this guy, and I’m just not convinced.

    First off, the whole degree thing? Is it not possible that he was one of the people who was scammed by the “degree mill.” The fact that the individual running the “degree mill” was charged, even convicted, or whatever doesn’t necessarily mean that all people victim to their scam are bad people. And with regard to the thing you say about him changing it up name/title wise of late, maybe he’s just doing the right thing and correcting the record now that he’s found out that he’s been scammed?

    Second, a quick search of Google Scholar where all I typed in was his name led me to pages where he is listed as the inventor of numerous patented items. That electronic book you mentioned may have been this item, featured as the fifth item down on the first page of info returned under a search of only his name:

    I also checked out his companies. According to public filings, it appears as though your references to Sutura are for a company that this guy successfully got public after going through the clinical testing etc., and then the company was subsequently taken over by a hedge fund and some other executive management that came from other companies; it was under their control that the company began to lose value. If anything, this guy successfully created value for his shareholders. I also saw that a number of the people you are quoting and reaching out to for the above info on Sutura are the same group of shareholders who sued the company (that they were shareholders in) and its management team, from which–according to that lawsuit–two independent boards found that this guy and the other managers did absolutely nothing wrong. Sounds like a bunch of sour grapes because they lost out when the company was taken over by the hedge fund, and after this guy had no more control over it.

    This feels like an all out bash fest of a guy running complex companies, who has created value as an engineer and manager of some kind for his companies, and the article seems to have the purpose of demonizing him by picking out facts out of context.

    As I looked into the people you quoted, I was shocked you quoted Harry Moll. He’s known for stealing money from so many people and was kicked off of the Vancouver Stock Exchange. At the time Moll had contact with this guy, your current case study was in what appears to be his mid-twenties. Again, he may have been duped by Moll who was at the time linked to a lot of shady business like the Masse disappearances/(murders?).

  4. So I post a comment shedding light on alternate facts or those that might show that this guy might be more credible than you make him out to be, and less than half an hour later it’s gone? This is ridiculous.

    It only goes toward showing that you stand biased in this “investigation” that you have already torn down what info I provided and the links to his patents and other info might shed more light. Unbelievable.

  5. Hi “Rianon F.”,
    1. All comments go into a queue to be approved, as is the case with many websites. (It cuts down on spam, among other things, as well as ensures a base level of civility.)
    2. Your views are your own and you are welcome to share them, here or elsewhere, even though they sound suspiciously like those Tony and his lawyer make in their filings..and your comment originated from Irvine.
    3. A few thoughts: a Ph.D in the US/North America implies a directed long-term study, in-depth, of a topic, culminating in a review of original research by a dissertation panel of experts–at an accredited university. Your protagonist Anthony seems to have handily bypassed that. A diploma from those schools is obtained in the same fashion as something from or–there is no study, no work, no review, no nothing. You pay money, you get a diploma (or two) and a “transcript.” That this was the second time he pulled this lie is interesting.
    4. The Sutura SEC filings you cite, as is the case with all available documents, would clearly indicate that Anthony Nobles directed enterprises do not expand investor capital. Do you have other examples you wish to cite? Please share.
    5. Harry Moll is indeed a furry sort. As was directly noted in the story, in both the words used and links provided. It is generally remembered–in Vancouver–that one of his ugliest promotions was the one involving a young PH.D/MD whose technology was said to be revolutionary…but who did not complete his sophomore year of college. If you (or Nobles and his legal team) have a problem with Moll, his address and phone number are publicly available. Perhaps you should take it up with him. He made clear, on the record, he welcomes the fight. I wonder why?

  6. Very interesting. After re-reading this, I still can’t quite figure out how (or really, why) Whitebox got tied up with this guy.

  7. Weird how there are comments defending Professor Dr. Nobles. No matter how you slice it and dice it, claiming expertise on the basis of two diploma mill PhDs is enough to nail the man as a scumbag.

  8. Mr. Boyd and Mr. Larson,
    I have read your article twice now, the second time checking every link. The article is disturbing to me at multiple levels, claims of space aliens, working at Universities with bogus degrees, public office positions, and all with a recuring mode of operation. If in fact your artical is acurate why has their been no crimminal prosecution? Is this a story of purely unethical conduct and the lesson is investor beware??? Are you alleging he is just an evil buisness genius who preyed on the greed of those hoping to get ten fold on a short investment?
    In short are any of your allegations ( all of which appear to be well investigated and backed up with factual evidence) illegal?
    I am aware you are not a cop or an attorney but I am very interested in your working opinion and the opinion of any other readers.

  9. Dr. Baladi – your request can be accomplished and to my knowledge, there have been attempts to contact you but you have failed to respond. Could that be an indication that someone has reached out to you, possibly to rectify the obvious and blatant slight to your work and reputation.

    If you take time to review the numerous listed inventions, it will be remarkably transparent to you, and anyone, there is nothing unambiguous when it comes to the many claims like the one you were associated with.

    It is incomprehensible that bold-faced claims, having been exposed, continue to be touted as if it were a gift from the heavens, anointed and sanctified by a higher power, to yet so humble a being who is beyond reproach, yet without contriteness. Admittance is the first step to absolution.

    Power and control are aphrodisiac like in nature, accountable to anyone willing to mask the reality of someone’s mastery over others by use of fear or threats of demise. It is hoped that you have not become the latest in a long list of victims, for a second time. Speaking out about injustice in your profession is not a wish, but a duty. A duty to you, your colleagues, and to your patients.

    From one professional to another, I hope that you will do the right thing and inquire about this injustice.

  10. Maybe I can answer some of your questions and elaborate on your comments……..

    From what I’ve read in this story is that the data and supporting evidence contained in the links, which are direct from court records apparently, seem to provide a long history of what I would deem as betrayal through pure guile.

    After successfully achieving the success of the first investor offerings, and how easily the money that flowed in, it must have become clear how, as in your terms, “the greed of those hoping to get ten fold on a short investment” was a “fast-track” pathway to financial power. Key word? GREED!!! Too good to be true is usually just that, too good, PERIOD! But slickness and cunning can overcome the cautious nature of people, and that may be just what occurred here.

    Maybe it wasn’t the intent in the very beginning, where the struggling business needed some serious financial assistance in order to grow and be successful, and to do so meant it had to push or bend the limits of honesty and integrity to accomplish it’s goals, like so many companies have over the course of history, but it appears from what I’ve read, it became a way to do business on a long term basis.

    Why there has been not criminal action taken? That is the 64 million dollar question. That may be answered in the coming months or years, but what size fish are they frying today? Those obvious ones – politicians, high profile executives (rarely) and large corporations with deep pockets that each successful prosecution can be publicized and admired by many.

    Last comment – if you add up what you’ve read, from a dollars and cents perspective, putting investors on one side of the scale showing losses and gains, then compare that to what appears to be quite an array of wealth on the business/personal side – properties, toys, charitable contributions, the annual “Halloween Extravaganza”, race car team owner and racer, car museum, not to mention the stated wealth value of, I think the number included in one court document presented by the legal team as “$500 million”??? Anyway, I think you can get my drift. Where did all that investment money go and how did a poor white boy, living out of car growing up, succeed so well while others did not? You will have to answer that I’m afraid.

    These are opinions nonetheless, so please take them for such. I do hope they give you some answers to your inquiries.

  11. In response to the first, thank you for clearing up the comments/queue info–I did not realize that until I attempted to reply to another comment, and it informed me that it would be going to a queue for screening. By that time it was too late to retract the comment. I’m still new to commenting on blogs of interest, etc.

    With regard to my comments, I made them based upon more than just the filings you noted, as I did mention I looked into this a bit further. I also commented with the knowledge that people can make accusations of any kind in a court filing, and they need not necessarily be true. They may merely be allegations, and that’s the funny thing about court documents and how the public receives them–many assume that the fact that something is written in a court document means whatever it alleges is true or factually accurate when this just simply isn’t the case. Concerning who I am, I am neither your subject of investigation nor his attorney. And no, I did not write this from Irvine, although as an Orange County based professional, articles like yours do interest me.

    Regarding the degrees situation, I believe he obtained those degrees well before the schools were shut down in the last year or so and actually provided work experience and papers for the degree situation. If he obtained the degrees in roughly 2007, this was at a time where several online schools were purporting to be legit and able to provide degrees based on a combination of years of work experience and papers written at the time of the enrollment to act as a kind of proof/culmination of that work experience. The fact that the schools were shut down seven years later is not his fault. At this point, it seems like he was just another guy that got scammed by an operation that turned into a diploma mill years later. I don’t know why you attribute the faults of the online schools and their management to a guy who got scammed by them.

    Concerning Sutura, Nobles successfully brought the company public and it held real value. It wasn’t until another management team came in that the company was tanked. He may have held a position within the company at that time, but if you dig a little further at who was able to make decisions after the company went public, it looks as if there was a “pump and dump” job done by others. Nobles had no control and a different chairman/management team made the decisions that caused the company to lose value in the end.

    And regarding Harry Moll, he appears senile given his allegations about aliens, if he truly did say that. A guy like that seems unstable and frankly, I’d rather not take up anything with someone like that.

  12. Rianon F.:
    All good, no worries. Some of that is because of the peculiarities of this sort of (modified) WordPress template, and as you hopefully have noticed your second comment went up directly, since WP “recognized” you as an approved poster.

    A few points:
    Re the diplomas, the schools provided Anthony Nobles with a “transcript” of courses taken and grades obtained; he took none of the courses and thus earned none of the grades. That AN is a bright and inventive man no one is doubting, and I say as much in my article. But he assured colleagues, competitors, investors and the courts he had earned–was “awarded” is what his websites said, IIRC–those diplomas through a course of specific study from what everyone assumed were accredited institutions. You are not “earning” or being “awarded” anything you buy directly in a transaction. Recall that he entered the diplomas and the academic transcript as proof of his holding two Ph.D’s in a court proceeding he brought against a pair of PI’s who, among other things, questioned those claims.

    Sutura went public through a reverse merger and I would suggest, respectfully, you search the internet for that term with an eye towards ascertaining how that process is viewed within the investment community. Moreover, the company was vetted by traditional investment banks and they passed on underwriting it. Perhaps inquire as to how often that happens within that world and then ask yourself why they passed. There is, I assure you, an answer.

    Finally, the stock market, for all its faults, offers a very clear referendum on a company’s ability to generate an increase in value for its owners; sales, profits and cash flow are key metrics, but not the only ones. Regardless of what role Nobles played, the only positive economic development for Sutura was a legal settlement. Again, let’s leave people and personalities out of it. In the med-tech world, where IP is highly sought after, a good question is why Sutura was allowed to die on the vine and Nobles bought his IP back for pennies on the dollar (relative to what investors had paid for it just a few years earlier)?

  13. I don’t know Anthony Nobles at all – never met him. I’ve been to his Halloween bash twice.

    There is a simple word for the accusations in this article: fraud. The implication of this article is that the majority if not all of Dr. Noble’s wealth was obtained by essentially defrauding investors and using their money for personal enrichment. And that sort of activity not only makes a person civilly liable, it makes them criminally liable as well.

    Now, against extraordinary claims, you would expect that someone would be able to provide extraordinary evidence. For example, you would expect someone who has essentially stolen hundreds of millions of dollars from investors would be the subject of many many lawsuits, and would most likely also have been the subject of multiple criminal investigations. Indeed, one might expect such a person to already be jailed for securities violations.

    Strangely, not only is mr. Nobles not in jail, he’s been the subject of remarkably few civil actions. As a matter of fact, if you do even a casual search of Justia, you find far more actions with Mr. Nobles as a plaintiff than as a defendant. Moreover, you find quite a few patents, which does not align very well with the presentation here of a man who is essentially an uneducated pretender.

    This article left out the fact that Mr. Nobles’ companies have been sold off to firms such as Medtronic and Guidant, which again does not align with the assertions you make here that he is largely a fraudster bilking his investors.

    As I said, I don’t know Mr. Nobles. I don’t have a dog in this fight, as it were. I came across this site while doing a web search trying to find out if he was going to hold his Halloween bash again this year. So I don’t feel a particular need to portray him in either a negative or a positive light. I do, however, as a matter of conscience have an interest in basic fairness, and from my perspective, the general tone and the insinuations this article makes don’t align very well with the facts, which are readily available to anyone who wants to look for them.

    Fake degrees an all of that aside, this article implies that the bulk of Mr. Noble’s wealth has come through defrauding others. And it implies that in reality, he’s not capable of creating any actual value. My view is that the facts suggest otherwise. Multiple patents, multiple companies sold to high profile firms like Guidant and Medtronic… as well as the simple fact that he has not been sued into oblivion nor thrown in the slammer… all serve to indicate that there might be an objectivity problem here.

    Anyway, take that as you will – I encourage anyone interested to do some basic web searches on the man’s patents and the acquisitions of his companies.

  14. Kind of my point… I’m interested in the writers response. I think Pablo’s take was law enf is busier with bigger fish. Still it seems if laws had been broken someone would act? So perhaps no laws have been violated.

  15. Still no reply from Mr. Boyd or Mr. Larson.

  16. Dear Mr Boyd and Mr. Larsen,

    I enjoyed reading your article very much, and would like to commend you for your thorough research. I myself was defrauded out of a sizable amount of money years ago by someone very similar to this “Professor Doctor” Anthony Nobles (I mean, how arrogant can someone be, giving himself such a title?!). Of course, I was much younger then, and didn’t do my “due diligence” on this individual, who was selling a percentage in a “Hollywood movie.” Needless to say, the “movie” never got made, and the only person who “made” anything was the crook who conned me. But I learned a valuable lesson from that experience that I’d like to pass on to ANYONE considering ANY kind of sizable investment. Two words: due diligence. These days, the Internet makes it relatively easy for anyone to verify whether or not an individual/company is legitimate. And if you don’t feel confident doing the research yourself, then spend a few bucks and hire a private investigator (by the way, just who are these unnamed “private investigators” who are getting sued for defamation?). I don’t understand how anyone in the U.S. can be sued for publishing the truth just because it offends someone. Correct me if I’m wrong, but don’t we have a little something called FREE SPEECH in this country? These PI guys (or gals) should be commended for trying to expose this crook, instead of being forced to defend themselves.

    For me, 10 minutes was all I needed to conclude that this Nobles character was a narcissistic flake. How? By simply taking a look at his two websites, both of which looked like they were designed by an illiterate, dyslexic 8th grader. For whatever odd reason, I bet that the good “Professor Doctor” designed them himself, rather than hire a professional. Never let a “man” do a “boy’s” work should be his motto!

    Keep up the good work, guys! And keep your fingers crossed that you don’t get sued yourselves for “defaming” this crook Nobles!

    Bill Bailey

  17. Not surprised the authors have not commented on your comments. I question your “impartiality” as your evaluations are more subjective than objective, and I would hardly be stating that you have no dog in this fight yet your assessments are unsupported and incorrect. You portray yourself in the statement “I have a conscious interest in basic fairness” based upon the facts. Who’s facts? The one’s in the report and links? Or, based upon some other influence. I doubt you read all the facts or you couldn’t come to any logical explanation to support your conclusions, that is unless your dog and the other dogs involved are from the same kennel.

    Lawsuits are a matter of due course for Mr. Nobles as shown time and again. It is naive to think that enormous wealth, in any cross section of the US Justice system, cannot and does not wield an unfair advantage over the lesser subjects of the realm. And in one case alone, if you had taken the time to go past the initial suit, you would have found there were dozens of plaintiffs and the settlements were combined. Several opted to stand alone, most fail due to the cost to recoup their money, but some, fortunately for them, stood their ground. Would you, on the basis of what your attorney told you, say yes if he/she said – “Well, it will cost you a minimum of $130,000.00 to recover your $250,000.00 and that is IF we are successful”? He is very aware of this, and uses it to his advantage. It’s very obvious, again, if you check ALL the facts.

    You will also see in declarations, backed by supporting evidence, plainly describing the false promises, stall tactics, threats of lawsuits, etc., by an individual who, in the overall picture, more than not, has been the sole beneficiary of many investment opportunities. But I think you already know that.

    Maybe Mr. Nobles has “noble” (excuse the pun) thoughts of being on the forefront of medical history through his inventions, winning the Nobel Prize even, and for that, he should be applauded. Who can argue with that goal in life? But when substance and integrity are balanced against self-gratification and the desire to have more personal wealth at the expense of others, then I don’t think there is a defense.

    Pablo was right when he described the legal systems view on these matters, and sadly there wasn’t more of an effort to look into the history as was reported. Defending your position by saying he’s never been arrested or held accountable to the charges made in the report, does not negate the fact that one can commit a crime and not be arrested, but it is still a crime nonetheless. You can read about similar matters in the newspaper every day, all across the country.

    Enjoy your visit to the extravaganza tonight, and I hope you keep an open mind when you look at the wonders before you, and maybe ask yourself, who really paid for all of this? There is a VERY LONG LIST of donors!

  18. I have worked for tony on building his halloween town before and to me he was always friendly and generous toward everyone and always treated people he came in contact with fairly. I think this may be an extreme case of butthurt on the writters behalf

  19. Well Adam, I can’t imagine a what you are referring to when you say “butthurt on the part of the writer”………..haven’t you ever heard of “investigative reporting”, done by reporters trained in the art of investigating facts?

    Let me take some liberties here with my opinion, but it’s true, this story may have had a hint of sarcasm or slight of humor to get the readers attention, but the point of that was to show what one sees on the surface is not always what lies under the skin. I don’t recall any comments to the contrary that Mr. Nobles is a nice guy, which he may very well be and I hope that’s true as we need more nice guys in the world, but that, and the fact he puts on this show every year, doesn’t change the FACTS! The story is FILLED with factual accounts, many from actual court documents, facts that the reader can form an opinion from, but please don’t mistake niceness for cunning.

    I think the whole event is great for kids and adults alike. I’m a big fan of Halloween and do a bit of decorating myself, but I don’t have the source of funds to come anywhere close to what this deal is, but as long as he can afford it, more power to him and let the fun begin. Your participation in helping should be commended as well.

    Lastly, check out the OC Register story about the event this year by D Langhorne……….it’s the first published article that has NOT included the titles PROFESSOR and/or DOCTOR before his name in more than a decade and a half. I wonder why that is? Is it possible that the facts indicate those titles are not what they appear to be?

  20. Spent time across the table from Mr. Nobles, and wasn’t charmed.

  21. The only person that I ever saw recognize Mr Nobles talent was an Italian waiter at a restaurant near the Phenetian Hotel in Pheonix.After having listened to Dr Noble’s medically sophisticated explanation on how his God given gift allowed him to create medical devices and instruments never before conceived in moments of brilliance,that would come to him during his sleepless nights .And after hours in the presence of Dr Christian Bernard and the head of cardiology from St Jude’s hospital,who’s name I don’t recall,after the “Dr Noble”had used countless vegetables, kitchen wares,telephone cords and countless other props to demonstrate his genius,the little Italian waiter could take no more.The waiter having discovered that I was also comfortably Italian came to me and confessed respectfully that,”thissa guy wassa fulla shitta”.”He donta sleeppa,he nozza evereting aboutta everitinga,anda he gazza useda alla my vegetabelas datta i wassa goinga to usa tomorrow.Dissa guy is notta a dottore issa bigga bullashitta.I suddenly realized that whatta my mamma always said to me was true”believe your first instincts”.Well thank to my mamma and that little Italian waiter I lost some money but a lot less than I could have.By the way that trip prompted me to call some of the stated universities and some of the brokage firms in NY and no but no one had ever heard of thissa Dottore

  22. I wonder under what circumstances you were fortunate enough to have had that opportunity. I see where you address him as Mr. Nobles, not Dr., or Professor? Just curious is all.

    FYI – I just heard the other day that the very same Mr. Anthony Nobles is currently in trial in Santa Ana Superior Court defending himself against several civil charges, including FRAUD. I believe from what the court indicated, the actual trial and testimony will start the 16th of March and could take a week or two.

    Will be interesting to see how that plays out.

  23. We used first names. Won’t even hint at the circumstances, except that we did the right (ethical) thing for all concerned.

  24. Dr Baladi – was relaxing this fine day and ran across this posting………..funny that you have not followed up with your inquiry for help to prove the facts as stated in the article….maybe this video will help, but I suspect you have another ulterior motive for vanishing. Perhaps you were contact by, or a rep of, Mr. Nobles, wherein something was worked out to your satisfaction, thus dissuading you from pursuing the matter……….as in something similar to – “Oh! Gee! Did that happen? So sorry doctor, we though you were taken care of WAY BACK THEN? It was just a terrible oversight. Let’s just see what we can do to make it right for you so you’ll be a happy camper.”

    Published on Oct 27, 2013
    This is a video from approximately 1998 demonstrating Tony Nobles invention for aortic anastomosis during coronary bypass. This device was patented several times by Nobles and dr. Baladi in the late 90’s. The product was part of one of Nobles companies Cardio Medical Solutions who sold it to Guidant, then Boston Scientific and most recently to Maquet where the product was iterated into the HeartString which is the only technology used for this type of procedure and is sold all over the world.

  25. Thumbs up for ethics. You have my respect and recognition of potential consequences related to uttering verses that though they are MIRED in facts, do not always translate as such……

    You might look at the reply to Dr. Baladi’s “silence” in the comments above. It appears from what the posting says, this invention by the 2 principals was sold by, guess who, to what is now Boston Scientific. Breach of ethics?

    Lots of anxious eyes are on the trial proceedings. Hope some moral and ethical grounding takes place there as well.

    Most sincerely
    TangleWEGsweweave (“Wicked Evil Grin” )

  26. Interesting stuff re the court case. Any updates/do you know how it played out?

    You mentioned lots of anxious eyes–are there others that came out of the woodwork during the course of the trial? I’ve recently begun investigating a few leads along the lines of this kind of thing in the Southern California area, and it would be interesting to get to interview or talk to people that could shed some light.

  27. Jeez, was this recent? It’s amazing that people who are caught up in their own selfish goals tend to not care what the rules are–ethical or otherwise–and want what they want, and willing to try and take it at others’ expenses (whether they are a nice guy or not). Even when the writing is on the wall, they still can’t see it–or maybe they do, and just don’t care.

  28. I know Tony and I am not surprised.

  29. Any news from the trial?


    Would be VERY interesting to know what is “NOT” surprising about “Tony” as you commented………..

    From what I understand from sources following the the various proceedings, the Orange County trial will resume in July after a certain attorney uses up any remaining excuses for more delays. That will be very interesting to see how it plays out – go to the jury? Or will there be a “take my money and shut up” offer to settle?

    Secondly, not sure if anyone is aware of the recent suit brought by the plaintiff in the LA matter against the reporters who wrote this story, and their publication. District Federal Court Judge denied all claims and found in favor of the publication and reporters – ALL CLAIMS/COUNTS!!!!!!! It’s available on the internet if anyone is interested in viewing the courts decision in total………the judge articulated perfectly her reasoning for making the decisions she did. As you can see, the publication, nor it’s reporters have posted any gloating comments after the win. The win itself was vindication of it’s investigative integrity and attempt to bring to the public, a view not normally associated with the plaintiff, and not an attempt to smear the reputation of an individual who may not be able to accept the criticism.

    It is my understanding that the trial for the website publication issues, which are at the heart of the 40 million dollar suit, will resume after rulings by the appeals court, sometime by the end of the year possibly.

    Otherwise, it’s BUSINESS as usual for those able to continue as if nothing is amiss……….

  31. I can see some people, besides Tony’s legal defense team, are reading and writing comments…..keep it up. Things are about to get VERY interesting.

    Tony’s long awaited and, to some, much anticipated trial in Orange County related to defending himself against accusations of fraud, a missing million dollar (almost) sports car, and unfulfilled promises of large financial profits, starts in July at the Santa Ana Superior Courthouse. That is, unless his slick attorney, “von” what’s his name, can derail it with another one of his many “last minute, superfluous BS” motions designed to stall and rack up the legal costs for the plaintiff (something he’s done over, and over, and over), since we all know Tony has all that play money to use.

    A LOT of people plan on being in the courtroom for this long, overdue reckoning just to see how events unfold. There have been some posting suggesting a possible settlement, which may very well happen, and has been a typical ploy employed by Tony and his numerous different legal representatives over the years in order to avoid publication of events related to the settlement agreements, better described as “hammered out hush money” in the form of non-disclosure blackmail threats.

    NEWS FLASH!!!!!!!!!!

    Tony sues the WRITERS AND SIRF over their story for, you guessed it, DEFAMATION!!! What a SURPRISE that was – NOT! Just curious what took them so long.

    If anyone was surprised that Tony was not at all pleased with the article and filed, in North Carolina, a defamation suit naming Roddy and Keith and SIRF as defendants, you haven’t done your homework. The Southern District US Federal Court ruled TOTALLY in favor of the defendants – Boyd, Larson, and SIRF. The reason this wasn’t reported here until now is because the court ruling wasn’t rendered until early May, and even though the judge in the case stipulated that the plaintiff could NOT appeal, court rulings sometimes don’t mean anything to Tony and we were waiting to see what his response might be to that ruling. So far, nothing that we know of.

    No appeal? A rare ruling indeed………look up the case for the whole story US District Court, Southern Division, North Carolina – 7:14-cv-00214FL….here is the stated conclusion by the judge in the matter……..there was NO substance to the suit, no evidence whatsoever submitted to support their case, and in essence, a waste of the court’s time and expense, the defendant’s money and time, and all in an attempt to save face in light of the recent legal events woven within Tony’s life and business on many fronts.

    Enjoy the read………here is the final statement by the judge.

    In its discretion, for reasons noted, plaintiff’s motion for hearing, (DE 75), is DENIED.
    Based on the foregoing, plaintiff’s motion for preliminary injunction, (DE 23), is DENIED.
    Case 7:14-cv-00214-FL Document 76 Filed 05/08/15 Page 23 of 24
    Defendants’ motion to dismiss for failure to state a claim (DE 57), is GRANTED. Defendants’
    motion to strike the complaint under California’s Anti-SLAPP statute, (DE 58), is DENIED as
    MOOT. Plaintiff’s objection to defendants Boyd and Larsen’s declarations, (DE 69), is
    CONSTRUED as a motion to strike pursuant to Federal Rule of Civil Procedure 12(f), and such
    motion is DENIED as MOOT. Plaintiff’s veiled request for leave to amend is DENIED. (DE 70).
    The clerk is DIRECTED to close this case.
    SO ORDERED, this the 7th day of May, 2015.
    United States District Judge

  32. Lmao. Tony got his degrees out of a cracker Jacks box. Lol

  33. To those with interest still in the ever evolving legal circus, I have to admit that my information was not totally accurate, I was in error people with interest. There WAS an APPEAL, and I hope to have details about this and some other VERY interesting going’s on related to other legal activities concerning the defrocked doctor of nothing – except smoke and mirrors.

  34. OK – so some news that’s been made available by that entity which is all too happy to provide you factual and printable evidence, the COURTS! Look for yourself, if it hasn’t been sealed yet.

    The contest between the appeal and the counter for costs, has been commonly agreed upon by both entities to withdraw, at the request of one party in particular, and I’ll leave that up to you to guess which one………….is this the start of something even bigger? What’s up? Prying eyes want’s to know, don’t you????????????? Hope we don’t have to wait till the next big Halloween blowout put on with investors contributions airs at the beach to find out.

  35. OH MY! What have we here?

    You will have to assess this latest and MOST UNUSUAL structural change in the way medical devices are being invented. or NOT invented. Has Mr. Nobles decided trying to defend his not-so-glamorous (if you know the facts and can see past the BS) life in the lime-lite is not worth the financial burden defending himself in court all the time and is now off looking for more easy and wealthier morsels to devour?

    Check it out and maybe you too can participate in this ground breaking venture………..but at what cost is the question………….

  36. OK – IT’S OFFICIAL………………….2 legal matters NO LONGER EXIST apparently, sweep under the legal carpet and done-gone-away.

    The appeal of his complete dismissal of his original case against the publication and the two investigative reporters was withdrawn under an agreement with the defendants if they dropped their suit asking for money for the headache they endured battling in court to defend themselves against a bully with a bruised ego who doesn’t like it when the truth is reported.

    Days later, his fraud case in Orange County was history, with an undisclosed amount paid to the plaintiff for his investment loss and his missing Ferrari that the defendant was last seen in possession of………….where o’ where is that car? I think we know.

    History repeats itself and the public needs to know to protect itself…….except the court won’t allow that to happen.

    Closing comment – quote recently observed………it’s all about KARMA, MAN! KARMA!!!

    “There is a natural law of karma that vindictive people, who go go out of their way to hurt others, will end up broke and alone.”
    Sly Stone………….

  37. Anyone NOT know what this coming Saturday night is? Of course you do!!! It’s that annual night where Mr. Nobles, through the good graces of his benefactors (investors), he gets to entertain masses of people with mechanical wizardry and all of it is free………..

    Now that there are less legal issues to boggle the mind, he can once again be proud of his accomplishments……new business enterprise with “Only for the Rich” cars and performance/racing company located in the side unto to the medical invention “laboratory” – think of how Boris Karloff would have pronounced it when you read that word where the world was made a better place because of the many life saving medical devices that were invented there. Now the smell of rubber and fancy paint jobs permeates the premises.

    Best is saved for last…………he’s in a new movie/documentary about “average” people who excel in the greatest Halloween traditions of design and scare backdrops at their residences….HAUNTERS is the name of it. Just google anthony nobles halloween jon schitzner and read the article from “guess who’s own website”…………………………………..MORE pure-self-promotion


  38. Tony, We all know you watch these post about you being a fake. Why don’t you come out of the closest and just be you if you know what I mean.

  39. Does anyone know what the results of the oral hearing at the DCA in January? They should have issues a ruling by now one would imagine………


    JUSTICES FIND IN FAVOR OF DEFENDANT – IN TOTAL – WITH SCATHING DECISION. Original judge ordered to reverse his decisions and dismiss the case.

    Nobles and his high priced attorneys (2 firms, countless attorneys at their disposal) are beaten down by one “noble” and honest attorney, with the able assistance of his trusted legal aid, and dispel rumors that he couldn’t be beaten in court.

  41. Thanks for the update. Do you have the source of this information? I live in OC and came across this story by coincidence; interesting stuff here!

  42. The Court of Appeal directed the trial court to enter an order striking its complaint in its entirety and dismiss the lawsuit……..and award attorney fees……..etc., etc.

    CASE # LC100903……….a public document. I encourage you to research this if you have the interest.

    If and when that payment is received, thus will end nearly 3 years of what could be described as an attempt to control the dissemination of information that would be of public interest, about a public figure, and all protected by the 1st Amendment. The ruling does not address that specifically, just the Slapp motion, but by agreeing to the terms set by the trial judge, the plaintiff avoids having to be exposed in open court if this had gone to trial, and that might have been disastrous to his ability to raise money for his future projects.

    In the end, not many will even know this case existed, never mind knowing what the underlying points of the initial investigation were that led to the website posting, and subsequent filing of this suit. In reviewing this entire case in general, including the final decision, and the resulting acceptance, the opinion of many is………..someone got off very, very lucky. And we’re not talking about the defendant(s).

    A side note….if, in fact, you are being honest in your claim of “just stumbled across this” and not associated with the plaintiff hoping to elicit some sliver of useful information to derail the fee decision, then you should know that Defendant Ryll and his website were not included in this decision and are still locked in the suit. I couldn’t see any other result than what transpired here with this one if, and when, that proceeds to court at the insistence of Mr. Nobles and/or his attorney. We shall wait and see I suppose……..

    This statement/posting is an opinion, not an indictment, and the facts of the case remain factual and accurate and open to for public viewing.

  43. Thanks for the reply @ truthandjusticeprevailingagain. My interest was based on absolutely nothing but curiosity, and I have zero interest in seeing the plaintiff prevail.

    I stumbled across Mr. Nobles’ name and businesses entirely by accident, decided to do a bit of Google searching on the guy, and came across this site. After a bit of Google research (primarily including this site/story), I’m dumbfounded why any sane person would invest in this guy’s “businesses”. But that’s just me.

  44. That seems to be the prevailing sentiment among most who have followed or reviewed this case. But, charmers have that ability history has proven by failed business and financial ventures since the dawn of barter and use of money.

    Thanks for replying.

  45. I know Tony pretty well. He does a lot for our local community. He is a great guy, honored to call him a friend. I feel bad for anyone being attacked this way. The author possibly felt “wronged” by Tony and has decided to commence a witch hunt. This is character assassination and harassment. I wish I never read this slimy article…

  46. Well Mr. Good neighbor. I hope your enjoying all the great Halloween events. It’s one thing to be good neighbor and say hi when you see them and such. It’s another when doing business and someone claims to have medical and doctors degrees . I take it you haven’t invested money in any of your good neighbors company’s ?. If anything great detective work to uncover the truth.

  47. good neighbor: It is not a “witch hunt”, or “character assassination and harassment” to impart truthful information to the internet community about an individual who is a proven liar and who engages in unscrupulous business practices (to say the least). Please don’t be ridiculous in asserting otherwise.

    I’m grateful for articles like these so that less people are taken advantage of by unethical characters. Hopefully this article will assist future investors make informed decisions about business dealings with Mr. Nobles.

  48. Your summary of Tony Nobles is a piece of marketing smaltz that has no reflection of reality. This is a guy that never graduated college and bought his “professorship” by inducing the university to give him the honor as a result of bringing engineering students to his operations in SoCal. He found a way to spend investors money on personal expenditures and then failed to produce a return. He’s a pro at self promotion despite his failures as a business manager.

  49. It looks like Tony took my advice. Just be you. Having not though about this story in years . I came back to this story to see if there were any up dates for giggles . I noticed two new articles on Tony. The obvious paid story in the Huffpost with only the brief mention of professor and the Director of liberty college with out the Dr. Title. I hope Tony learned a lesson from the one.

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