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March 22nd, 2009 by Temple City Tribune
Marie Greco contacted this newspaper after reading about Mark Colasuonno, the Tax Doctor and his arrest. She related the story of how she and her husband had also become victims of this Mini Madoff.
“We knew Mark for 20 years,” Mrs. Greco related. “My husband and I had gone out to dinner with him and his wife. He has eaten in my home.”
She explained that Mark had worked with her husband John and that they trusted him. She said that even though they do not live locally, they had intentionally gone to Mark when he opened the Tax Doctor because of that trust. Mrs. Greco said that Mark had even helped her when she sold her business.
Along with preparing their taxes, Colasuonno also advised them on investing some of their retirement funds. He allegedly manipulated the funds so that they ended up without those moneys. “We had our retirement, but this was extra money that we hoped we would not have to touch, but would be there if we needed it,” she said. “Now it is gone.”
“I trusted this guy,” she said. “We can’t believe he did this to us.”
Michael Di Pietro is the new Tax Doctor. Di Pietro is not associated with Mark Colasuonno in any way. When he purchased the Tax Doctor from Colasuonno in early 2008 Di Pietro planned to retain Colasuonno’s services as a resultant for the first year to aid in the transition. Di Pietro fired Colasuonno when the irregularities began to appear.
Di Pietro had Brian Vosberg, the Certified Financial Planner of the New Tax Doctor, assist the Grecos in attempting to regain their lost funds. Mrs. Greco repeatedly praised Vosberg saying that he has been meticulously searching through all the files Colasuonno left for information which may help them in any way.
The Grecos have retained an attorney to file suit to regain their money.
BY SUSAN MOTANDER