I met Bragg on a blind date in Australia in 1994. He wanted me to believe he was financially successful and swept me off my feet in what turned out to be the worst financial con game I could ever imagine. An Architect, I returned to New York where I was a successful Development and Construction Director of a Manhattan Non Profit Agency climbing the corporate ladder.
Bragg traveled to America 4 times in one year and we married in less than a year. He never disclosed his true financial information. He led me to believe he owned real estate in Sydney. HE DID NOT.
I quit my career position, sold my New York home, and I paid in full for the expensive relocation costs of moving to Australia. Soon after our marriage I got glimpses of what was to be a 14 year odyssey comprised of dishonesty and betrayal. I later learned this was just the beginning of the huge amounts of money I would lose during my marriage to Peter Bragg. Bragg had NOTHING but mountains of debt and couldn’t get credit and Bragg was fired from Freedom Furniture within 2 months of my arrival to Australia.
During my first 6 months in Australia I became pregnant with our child discovered that Bragg had over $100,000.00 of outstanding debt and we could not get a mortgage for a home. Two years after my arrival in Australia I purchased the first marital real estate property in Mosman, NSW. This property was paid for exclusively with my personal assets from the sale of my New York home and liquidation of my retirement stock portfolio. This act of trust was a HUGE error on my part as I later discovered I had used my PRE MARRIAGE ASSESTS to bank roll Bragg’s lifestyle. During seven years in Australia, 1995 -2002 I can only imagine how many bank accounts Bragg hid while I was paying for his lifestyle.
BRAGG WOULD NOT MAKE RESTITUTION FOR THE CONTRIBUTIONS OF MY PRE MARRIAGE ASSETS before the marital property distribution.
THE LIST OF BRAGG EMPLOYMENT:
FREEDOM FURNITURE FIRED
CANON AUSTRALIA FIRED
PONGRASS FIRED (BRAGG NEVER REPORTED TAXES TO THE GOVERNMENT)
OZ DESIGN FIRED
CORT FURNITURE FIRED
HOMELIVING INC PERSONAL ASSETS LOST $800,000.00 + IN YEAR 1 OF OPERATION
KING FURNITURE FIRED
During 1995-2001 the prestigious Dunhill Agency represented Bragg in most of his career placement positions. Bragg’s resume stated he graduated from New South Wales University in 1987 with a Commerce Degree. HE DID NOT GRADUATE THE UNIVERSITY AND DOES NOT HAVE ANY DEGREE.
This was validated in court proceedings as during his interview with the Vocation Evaluator he provided an amended resume stating he does not have a degree.
Bragg conned the Vocation Evaluator by researching the Evaluator’s interests and aligning his interests to establish common ground. Once again he was able to quickly DISARM a person – this time the Evaluator – who then befriended him. Bragg won over the Evaluator with his glib persona resulting in reports falsely prepared with nonfactual information provided directly by Bragg.
These falsifications of information enabled Bragg to advantageously position himself, drastically reduce his obligation for child support and to defraud the Courts. The Evaluator became his partner in this fraud as he did not check the facts, research factual exchange rates or analyze tax returns presented by Bragg. The biases of the Evaluator proved ultimately to be a death sentence in another elaborate con game.
The report detailing that Bragg has been a store manager as opposed to his actual positions of General Manager/Marketing Director positions that paid up to $150,000.00 a year. In court the biased reporting resulted in the court awarding support based on income of $60,000.00 for store manager.
The Evaluator and the Judge DID NOT FACT CHECK AND DO THEIR FIDUCIARY JOB.
The court, duped by Bragg, assigned $1,125.00 month or $13,500.00 year support based on the bogus $60,000.00 salary submitted by the Evaluator. The Support award for 2006-2014 should have been $288,000.00. BRAGG NETTED $220,500.00 WHICH HE DID NOT HAVE TO PAY FOR HIS CHILD’S CARE.
BRAGG’S FLIGHT RESULTED IN CHILD SUPPORT PAYMENT ARREARS OF $37,754.70 AS OF AUGUST 1, 2012; PLUS LIFE INSURANCE PREMIUMS; AND A $10,000.00 JUDGMENT.
Bragg CANCELED the court ordered life insurance policies for his child and ex-wife, about the time he disappeared from the U.S. courts on October 9, 2009. The amounts for his child and his ex-wife stipulated by the Divorce Decree state $200,000.00 for each person until the child is emancipated and for life until the death of either Bragg or the ex-wife. THERE IS NO LIFE INSURANCE IN PLACE – A VIOLATION OF THE DIVORCE DECREE.
|2006 – 2009||ALLEGES TO THE DIVORCE COURT HE IS UNEMPLOYED – CAN NOT
GET A JOB AT WALMART EVEN THOUGH BANK ACCOUNTS WERE
DISCOVERED THAT PROVED HE WAS HIDING LARGE SUMS OF MONEY
|OCT 2009||BRAGG DISAPPEARS FROM AMERICA; BECOMES A FUGITIVE FOR
WILLFUL AND INTENTIONALLY NON COMPLIANCE OF COURT ORDERS
BRAGG THE FLIGHT RISK
(VIOLATION OF THE DIVORCE DECREE)
February 2010 Cars owned by Bragg and Jacob were sold quickly at Carmax to flee the United States.
Personal and sentimental property, obtained before the marriage, was stolen from the San Clemente Residence. Bragg, under oath at January 2007 deposition, stated he did not have the items worth $25,000.00.
Dee Ann Jacobs is an adulteress who met Bragg at Cort Furniture and with whom he had an extra marital affair. She was sent a letter listing personal items including a Dinosaur Bone, Tizo Lamp, Round Stain glass art, (4) Aboriginal Prints given by N. Weiss to child, Antique Red Metal Lamp, antique dresser, Blue Striped Dining Room Chairs/ Round Table and matching Bench. Jacob was informed, requested to acknowledge and return the items. Jacob ignored the letter’s requests making her a party to the theft of personal property.
A JUDGMENT in the amount of $10,000.00 for the custodial parent’s attorney fees, a small portion of the $100,000.00 paid for attorneys to fight for child support for the minor child has never been paid. Bragg ignored the Judgment demand of September 23, 2009 for $10,000.00.
Bragg disappeared from the Courts, became a flight risk, did not pay child support payments, discontinued Life Insurance and Medical Insurance for his child, and hid multiple bank accounts (nine found) throughout the United States during the court proceedings.
I trusted Bragg with our assets, accumulated as a result my Architectural Degree and unrelenting physical work. I had spent 30 years restoring my New York home and marital homes in Mosman, New South Wales and finally San Clemente, California. I had restored all homes to historic preservation status.
The cumulative equity in these real estate transactions was the money used to open and support an 11, 000 square foot retail importing furniture store in San Diego, California in 2005 – 2006 after Bragg was fired by Cort Furniture. This equity was achieved solely by my professional degree as an Architect. The store’s business plan was solely Bragg’s, and the store ran at an operating loss in excess of $800,000.00 in the first year of operation.
Bragg’s pattern of trading in his current woman for a newer model, one with good income potential, was proving to be a pattern. Bragg financially wiped out and destroyed his family’s finances then fled to Australia.
He demonstrated by his cowardly behavior, dishonesty and duplicitous acts that he is incapable without the remote ability to empathize with the inordinate amount of pain and suffering his minor daughter and discarded family endured.
Bragg moved to Australia in 2010 with Jacobs, an American, settling in Lugarno, New South Wales. Currently they both reside and are in hiding in Canberra. Jacobs is possibly Bragg’s fourth wife.
These life altering experiences have impassioned the custodial parent to learn U.S.A. laws. She is currently working with national elected officials to alter and improve the U.S.A. Family Law Court processes to secure justice for her minor child and all children.
California/ Arizona Family Law Courts, Australian Officials and the following Agencies have been notified and presented with evidence of Peter Bragg’s duplicitous behavior and alerted to his current living and employment conditions.
LIST OF GOVERNMENT BODIES CONTACTED TO DATE:
United States Consulate in Australia
United States Passport Authority
Australian Tax Revenue Department
Prime Minister Hon Julia Gillard
Australian Minister Hon Kim Carr
Honorable Judge Francisco Firmat
Presiding Judge Michael J. Naughton
Presiding Judge Kim G. Dunning
State of California - Commission on Judicial Review
Elkins Family Law Task Force
Former Governor Schwarzenegger
Former First Lady Marie Shriver Schwarzenegger
US Attorney General Kamalia D Harris
National Woman’s Law Center, Washington DC
Institute for Advancement of American Legal System
California Victim Compensation & Government Claims Board
United States Taxation Department
Gloria Aldred, Attorney
Erin Brockovich, Attorney