On August 31, 2013, Anton Ewing lost his CPA license. According to Patti Bowers, executive officer for the California Board of Accountancy, Ewing was disciplined because he had pleaded guilty to a charge of conspiracy to conduct enterprise affairs through a pattern of racketeering activity, and in an unrelated case, had been sentenced to two years in prison for stalking.
The racketeering conviction was for his role in a highly publicized mortgage fraud ring. The stalking conviction involved a dispute in which Ewing admitted that he "repeatedly contacted and harassed [the] victim in an attempt to collect a debt with intent to place [the] person in fear." Ewing appealed the stalking charge on the ground that he was exercising free speech. He lost.
Now Ewing is taking to the court against telemarketers. On August 19 in federal court, he filed a suit against 29 Prime Inc., a Nevada corporation based in Orange County, along with two individuals and several other enterprises. He is charging them with violations of California's Invasion of Privacy Act, robo spam calling, trespass, and unfair business practice.
There is another charge: racketeering. "Defendant 29 Prime is clearly a racketeering enterprise and needs to be enjoined by this Honorable Court," says the suit, which complains of solicitation calls to his cell phone, among other sins. Ewing is representing himself in the suit.
Ewing states in the suit that he "is no angel himself but fortunately California and federal laws apply to everyone equally." I called him for clarification on some items, and after asking me why I was interested in the matter, he hung up.
Ewing's website states services that include "bookkeeping" and "tax preparation" but not accounting. Though his website depicts a high-rise building on a "Contact Us" tab, his office is located at 3077-B Clairemont Drive, suite 372.
(revised 8/24, 2:45 p.m.)