Monday, April 7, 2014

John Infantino Blog Posts List & Links

As of April 7, 2014 - these are the blog posts I have published about John Infantino International Super Scammer:

John Infantino Master Forger

John Infantino's World Wide Scams

VetsUSA Website by John Infantino Is A Fraud

Sign the Petition to Stop Scammer John Infantino

Infantino's Federal Asset Management Website False List of Clients

John Infantino Federal Group International's Listed Community Partners

Infantino's Federal Design Group (FDG published) Affiliations

John Infantino's Main Offices Barely Exist

Infantino's New "Federal Group International" Website

John Infantino Federal Bulgaria Video

First Public Trust - An International Scam Artist's Virtual Creation

Stunning List Of Properties Used For Infantino's Scams

Ft. Bliss & Ft. Howard Projects & Infantino Scam

December 2013 Infantino International Scammer Info Email

John Infantino's Kafkaesque Trial

International Scam Artist Must Be Stopped

Sunday, April 6, 2014

John Infantino Master Forger

John Infantino is highly skilled at forging paperwork and web pages to use as false references shown to his business partners and others whom he is working to convince that he -  his Federal Development and other LLCs - possesses, or is securing, the necessary financial strength and business experience required for his contributions to numerous muti-muti-million dollar property development projects all around the globe.

John David Infantino also copies text, illustrations and photographs from the web pages, brochures and other paper published works of actual, honest, developers - from all around the world - and Infantino uses those pirated items when working his numerous scams.

John D. Infantino is (excruciatingly painful to others) successful in his international  scams. In that he borrows money from or is given large sums of money by people who have been duped into believing that Infantino is going to create and complete massive property/community improvement development projects in each of those peoples' home countries. International Super Scammer John Infantino: never actually begins work on any publicly proposed and announced project; he always disappears from the geographic areas/business partners/financial backers - when his scam has gone as far as he can run it; he often goes away from  those geographic areas/business partners/financial backers owing each of those geographic areas/business partners/financial backers lots of money. Money he uses to support his international lifestyle - one that mimics the life of a rich, successful business man. He most likely is rich, with moneys stashed all over the globe, but his only successful business ventures are scams he makes money from.

All you have to do is search on the World Wide Web for information on him - John Infantino + Federal - and all you will locate are: his published web pages about himself; numerous news articles about the development projects he has declared to be working on the beginnings of; and there are some web pages by a few former partners or employees of his who tell how John Infantino scammed them and screwed up their lives. What you will not see are any news articles about Infantino's projects being in construction phases or completed or doing the good things for millions of people whom he promises to lead into greater prosperity.

John Infantino + Federal maintains his scam victims all over the world. Our world needs those victims to stand up and count themselves in on ending those ever increasing scams and severely punishing John D. Infantino.

Saturday, April 5, 2014

John Infantino's World Wide Scams

John Infantino - CEO of multiple LLCs - creates fake development projects all over the globe. He has potentially lied to and cheated more people than anyone in history. Horrendously so. He's still at it - somewhere in the world.

Here is a list of global projects and/or project locations that I have located World Wide Web published information on - each project purported by John David Infantino to be going to generate  muti-million-dollars - hundreds of millions for most deals - to multi-billion-dollars in expenditures, incomes and improvements in each geographical area of development - which John D. Infantino told people he was working on, but that he never went past the planning stages on, along with attempts to gather financial support for, building what he never possesses the abilities to build. And most of the scams ran concurrent to each other:

2002 Chapel Hill, North Carolina

2004-2009 Ft. Howard Veterans Hospital property in Maryland.

2004, John Infantino was also working a "Super Block" development project in a Baltimore City scam. It was supposed to help revitalize Baltimore's ailing Westside.

2004 Rogers Avenue Transit-Oriented Development in Maryland near Washington DC..

New Carrollton Metro Station Prince Georges County, MD

unknown dates but in the 2000s Nicelli Airport, Venice, Italy

Government of Antigua-Barbuda

Svilluppo Lazio Port of Rome

Ukraine Housing (various locations throughout Ukraine)

Miramar Creek (Broward County, Florida)

2005 Ft. Monmouth, New Jersey

2006 San Diego Unified Port District

2006 El Paso, Texas

2008 Mexico

2008 Shanghai & Huangshan & Zhenjiang & Nanchang & Shenzen China

2008 Port of San Fransisco

2008 Bulgaria

2008 Del Rey Oaks Monterey, California

2008 China - 4 partnerships

2008 Korea

2009 Corpus Christi, Texas

2009 Merced County, California Castle Commerce Center & Castle Airport in Atwater, Calif..

2009 Liberty City (Juba, South Sudan) Africa

Below contains many excerpts from web published information on most of the projects listed above:

From February 2004 to August 2009, John D. Infantino, of Federal Development & other LLCs, was supposedly - according to him - working on beginning a mixed use (residential, medical, commercial, retail) public-private partnership development project at the Fort Howard Department of Veterans Affairs Medical Center, in Maryland. He named it "Bayside at Fort Howard." The Ft. Howard VA Hospital had been closed in 2002, and since then there is only a small medical clinic operating there providing outpatient services for vets. I have gone to doctor's appointments at the Ft. Howard VA Clinic, and I was well taken care of there and also for several months out of my life when I was receiving long term physical rehab care in the Ft. Howard Hospital. John Infantino was fired by the VA, he lost his lease on the VAMC property and that ended that development project there. He was fired due to lack of progress. Infantino never had any intention of making any progress there, nor on the shocking number of other fake projects he was simultaneously creating as scams - all over the globe.

Here is a link to the welcome brochure for the November 20, 2006 ground breaking ceremony for Bayside at Ft. Howard. You will see many important and powerful people in the photographs in the brochure:

Info on Infantino's Chapel Hill, North Carolina foiled scam:

1.b. Developer Personnel
Principal: John D. Infantino
Gregg Sandreuter, Hamilton Merritt Inc.
Philip Szostak, New Chapel Hill Associates
Project Manager: Gregg Sandreuter, Hamilton Merritt Inc.
1.c. Developer/Company Overview
Year established: NAV, SPPRE estimates a start date of 2002
Relationship to Parent Company: Subsidiary in Section 1, as an affiliate in Section 8.
Resources of Project Office: NAV
1.d. Financial Capacity
Source of Debt/At-Risk Cash Investment: Qualifications bundle examples of project financing among FD, Hamilton Merritt, and New Chapel Hill Associates
Project No.1 : FD: Durham Vetran Affairs (VA) Garage, $20 million, First Public Trust, Debt & Equity not specified
Project No.2 : FD: Del Ray Oaks, $450 million, Citigroup, First Public Trust, Rockefeller Group Development Corp. Debt & Equity not specified.
Project No.3 : Stanley Hall, $12 million, First Public Trust, Debt & Equity not specified
Project No.4 : FD: Fort Howard, $100 million, First Public Trust, Debt & Equity not specified
Project No.5 : FD: Nicelli Airport, Venice, Italy, £80 million- Barclay's Bank, Debt & Equity not specified
Concern: The Design Manager, New Chapel Hill Associates, is listed as a principal of the Development Team. Qualifications presented do not clearly illustrate their experience in this capacity. All Federal projects are in the predevelopment stage, none appear constructed.
1.e. Current Workload
Scope of Current Project(s): FD lists 13 "current public clients". Federal also states that as work is assumed and allocated there will be a full staff, from the entire development team, all the time. FD does not list current scope of projects.
Status of Current Project(s): FD does not list the status of any current projects.
Workload of Principal: D does not list the current workload of John Infantino. (See above 13 projects)
Workload of Project Manager: The current workload of the project manager is not indicated.

5 Public/Private Finance Concept "The FEDERAL Team will work collaboratively with the Town of Chapel Hill to identify the financing solutions that will benefit all stakeholders in the Chapel Hill Development project." A very broad description offered, almost non-responsive.
Subjective Criteria
1 General Tone of the Proposal Moderate-weak
2 Caliber of Presentation Disjointed, difficult to understand team and responsibilities of team members.
3 Level of Detail Provided Weak
4 Perceived Enthuiasm Moderate
Area(s) of Concern  Access to Equity and Debt Relationships are not adequately explained. What is the relationship between Rockefeller Group and Federal? Rockefeller seems misplaced in this package. No reference provided for Rockefeller Group contact.
Lack of reference to Town Planning Reports and SPPRE work to date
Very general approach to Public/Private Finance Plan.
Limited downtown infill development experience.
No professional references for any projects listed in project examples.
Summary of Qualifications Federal Development has assemebled a team with varying expertise and development experience. Public/Private development projects are provided with no description of the financing arrangement, the public partner's role, or the project status. Projectexamples provided were wide ranging, spanning from a converted 12,000sf educational facility to master-planned communities, to parking structures, little of which is applicable to Chapel Hill."

"Plan presented for west side's `super block'
Mix of apartments, shops boldest idea yet for area
March 02, 2004|By Scott Calvert | Scott Calvert,SUN STAFF

Two Washington developers want to revamp a large swath of downtown Baltimore's west side with 600 new apartments and a mix of national chain and local shops at street level.

Their $150 million plan for the 3.6-acre "super block" along the faded Lexington Street pedestrian mall appears to be the boldest idea for the area received by the city."

"The two Washington developers are Federal Development LLC and CSG Urban Partners.

The federal government recently signed a memorandum of understanding with Federal Development to turn the campus of the Fort Howard Veterans Affairs Medical Center in Baltimore County into a $100 million care facility for veterans, with apartments, waterfront homes, a marina and shops."
"Their joint Baltimore proposal would involve a mix of new construction and renovation of older buildings. John Infantino, Federal's chief executive, said it would respect a 2000 pact between preservationists and Mayor Martin O'Malley that derailed a development plan by the Harry and Jeanette Weinberg Foundation.

We see the opportunity to create a series of mini-villages or neighborhoods within the overall super block development," Infantino said. "There's a series of different buildings with different character and different heights that really talks about the scale of what Baltimore is all about.

The $150 million would come from a combination of banks, historic tax credits and city assistance such as property tax breaks, he said."

August 18, 2005 John Infantino Federal Development created and sent a letter to Secretary Anthony J. Principi - Chairman, BRAC 2005 Commission - BRAC Commission -2521 South Clark Street, Suite 600 - Arlington, Va. 22202 that was intended to convince the powers that be to award Infantino a huge development project on the US Army's Ft. Monmouth in New Jersey.  As a personal point why that angers me so is that in 1970 I graduated at the top of my class in an Army Photography School on Ft. Monmouth.

This letter is a bid by John Infantino to be the Master Developer for the Ft. Monmouth Enhanced Use Lease project. It states:

"Executive Correspondence - Letter from John Infantino, Chief Executive Manager, Federal Development, LLC to Chairman Principi and Commissioners dtd 18 Aug 05 regarding Fort Monmouth."

"Defense Base Closure and Realignment Commission"

"Federal Development has made a significant investment in pre-development efforts todate working specifficaly with the US Army Corps of Engineers and the Fort Monmouth Garrison Commander.  The proposed Fort Monmouth project includes palns for a research and development campus coupled with secure finacial records storage, related workforce and sufficiant parking to support the entire community. The project will directly and indirectly support Fort Monmouth's role in supporting our Armed Forces in Iraq and elseware around the country and world."

"Our commitment willbe to make and investment in the Monmouth community totaling $288 million in new development in addition to $54 million in instalation improvments as in-kind consideration."

In 2008, John D. Infantino – Federal Development was working with Monterey, California on a development project for Del Rey Oaks. Like all John D. Infantino's development  projects, it never actually got started. Here are recorded minutes from a public meeting in Monterey:

"M I N U T E S of the Regular Meeting
Monterey Regional Water Pollution Control Agency
Board of Directors
February 25, 2008
MRWPCA - Regular Meeting
February 25, 2008
Page 2
Keith Israel General Manager
Rob Wellington Legal Counsel
John Tiernan Director of Administrative Services
Karen Harris Community Relations Specialist
Mark Malanka Field Maintenance Manager
Garrett Haertel Compliance Engineer
Jim Crook Special Projects Engineer
Betty Nebb Executive Assistant
Carl Niizawa – City of Salinas
Les Turnbeaugh – City of Monterey
Tim O’Halloran – City of Seaside
John Infantino – Federal Development

Chair Russell acknowledged Mr. John Infantino of Federal Development who asked to address the Board regarding the written verification of water supply needed to continue the development project for Del Rey Oaks. Mr. Infantino described the project as a two million square foot development of 400 acres, a mixed-use concept, a resort-oriented development with hotels and golf course. It will have resort residences and will provide much-needed tourist occupancy tax revenue for the City of Del Rey Oaks. He indicated additional financing is required for the development to progress to the next milestone which is to complete the EIR process and provide civil engineering drawings and design over the next 12 months. The investment company also requires a written verification of water supply be completed by early April. Mr. Infantino expressed his appreciation to the agencies who are working on a solution that will result in providing water resources needed for the City’s development."

That Monterey project failed, as all John D. Infantino's supposed projects do. The following is excerpted from an article about law suits resulting from Infantino's Del Rey Oaks, Monterey, California scam.

"Civil trial to go on between Del Rey Oaks, developer
Both sides fail to settle over Ord land
Herald Staff Writer
Posted:   03/01/2013 06:27:54 PM PST | Updated:   about a year ago

A Monterey judge ordered that a civil trial between Del Rey Oaks and a would-be developer of the city's Fort Ord land remain on schedule to start in four weeks.

After the parties failed to settle the case Friday, Judge Kay Kingsley kept a March 25 trial date in the case pitting Del Rey Oaks against Federal Del Rey Associates. The development group is seeking to block the city from hiring another developer, accusing Del Rey Oaks of breach of contract.

 Del Rey Oaks and Federal, a Washington, D.C., company, entered into an agreement in July 2003 calling for two hotels, a golf course, homes and high-end features on the city's 360 acres of Fort Ord land.

But the project, called Resort at Del Rey Oaks, didn't get beyond the pretty-picture stage, and the city sued in August 2010 alleging Federal owed Del Rey Oaks more than $1.1 million in reimbursement and insurance costs.

The developers countersued, alleging the city broke its contract and was attempting to wrest away lucrative rights to develop a project they had poured $17 million into over a five-year period. Among other things, Federal said the city never came through with water needed for the golf course."

East Coast USA scams, West Coast USA scams, and across the Atlantic Ocean in Bulgaria, too. The following is from a published brochure on Infantino's Bulgaria rip-off:

"Bulgaria’s 2008 population estimate is 7,640,000 and consists mainly of ethnic Bulgarians, with two sizable minorities, Turks and Roma

An Ideal Partnership

Federal Development (FEDERAL), an international real estate development and asset management company, and Petrol Holding, a leading Bulgarian conglomerate, established a partnership to develop mixed-use real estate opportunities in Bulgaria.

The partnership companies, FEDERAL Bulgaria Management, the owner, investor and management entity, and FEDERAL Bulgaria Development, the developer for the projects, are headquartered in Sofia, the capital city of Bulgaria, with regional offices in key markets such as Varna, the country’s second largest city, and Burgas, the second largest city on the Bulgarian Black Sea coast. The partnership identifies public/private opportunities, forms and manages dynamic and experienced development teams, and creates financially sound programs to develop major urban complexes that further stimulate the Bulgarian economy.

This partnership allows us to jointly undertake all aspects of real estate development, from feasibility studies to planning, design and construction management, and ultimately ensure high quality mixed-use developments that will thrive in the Bulgarian community.”

"John Infantino, CEO of Federal Development

International Property Development Experience

Federal Development

Founded by John Infantino, Federal Development (FEDERAL) is a real estate development and asset management company with an international property development portfolio. Through strategic partnerships and ventures, FEDERAL employs innovative and resourceful approaches that maximize asset and property management performance for all partners. FEDERAL is emerging as a global leader in the development of vibrant communities that stimulate local economies and improve the quality of life.

A worldwide staff ensures vital market knowledge and presence for a portfolio of geographically diverse projects. With headquarters in Washington, DC, FEDERAL has an international staff with a diverse balanceof talent and expertise. FEDERAL has demonstrated remarkable agility in developing an array of projects from mixed-use developments that incorporate office, educational, housing and aviation facilities to environmental and historical renovations and hotel/resort development. FEDERAL has developed, or has under development, more than 12,000 master development acres, 400 building sites, 150 building management projects and 70 housing developments."

And on to words culled from Infantino's Federal Bulgaria website - copyrighted 2008 - which is still active on line:

"Federal Group International will invest $300 million in Bulgaria

"Between $300 and $500 million will be invested in their first projects in Bulgaria by the American company Federal Group International and Petrol Holding PLC, announced John Infantino, CEO of Federal Group International, in Sofia yesterday. "

Mixed-use projects have the biggest potential John Infantino is CEO of the American company Federal Group International, which specializes in real estate development and asset management with an international portfolio of $7 billion.  The company plans to invest more that $3 billion in Bulgaria over the next 10 years in mixed-use realk estate projects with Petrol Holding."

Also, John David Infantino was running a scam in San Diego:

"John Infantino, Federal Viejas, LLC. April 4, 2006
January 10, 2006 Page 16
Aaenda Item 28.
Government Code Section 54956.8
Property: B Street Pier, Lane Field, and 1220 Pacific Highway, San Diego
Negotiating Parties: John Infantino, Federal Viejas, LLC
Karen Weyman, SDUPD
Under Negotiation: Price and Terms
February 7, 2006 Page 24
Agenda Item 6.
Government Code Section 54956.8
Property: B Street Pier, Lane Field, and 1220 Pacific Highway, San Diego
Negotiating Parties: John Infantino, Federal Viejas, LLC
Karen Weyman, SDUPD
Under Negotiation: Price and Terms

March 7, 2006 Page 54
Property: B Street Pier, Lane Field, and 1220 Pacific Highway, San Diego
Negotiating Parties: John Infantino, Federal Viejas, LLC
Karen Weyman, SDUPD
Under Negotiation: Price and Terms

April 4, 2006
Page 82 Agenda Item 7.
Government Code Section 54956.8
Property: B Street Pier, Lane Field, and 1220 Pacific Highway, San Diego
Negotiating Parties: John Infantino, Federal Viejas, LLC
Karen Weyman, SDUPD
Under Negotiation: Price and Terms"

Fortunately, folks in San Fransisco who should know better then to make a deal with John Infantino Federal do know better and did not make any deal with him. And the Frisco Folks published a document that tells why they did not fall for Infantino's scam of them, and that document is in public archives. Part of it reads:

"Federal Development has pointed to development experience including large scale urban and waterfront projects the most relevant include the Port of San Diego's North Embarcadero 3 million square foot mixed use cruise terminal, Resort at Del Rey Oaks a 2.3 million commercial residential golf resort in Monterey County, and Castle Aviation Center a 800 acre 1 million square foot distribution center in Merced County. Federal's involvement in these projects represent experience only in the early stages of development; none of these projects represent completed or entitled projects. Though Port staff has not interviewed every public entity listed as a partner in Federal's submittal, Federal's role in the most relevant projects does not demonstrate the expertise needed to successfully implement development at SWL 337. It should be noted, Federal has not played any role in the North Embarcadero project since very early in the development process.

As noted above, Federal has embarked on implementation of complex development projects; however it has not reached significant milestones on these projects (completed CEQA or reached comprehensive disposition/purchase-sale agreements).

The team's development projects have not reached a stage to demonstrate architectural and urban design quality, and quality of their public amenities and historic preservation is unknown.

Federal's success in the long term operation and maintenance of properties and their financial success is unknown. The development qualifications and concept submittal clearly identities the principal as John Infantino and the project manager as Barry Freeland. Mr. Frceland's experience appears to be limited for the lead on a project of this scope and scale. The submittal and Federal's characterization of their concept in public meetings have been unclear especially in identifying the open space programming, land use (especially at pier 48) program, parking and other elements of their development concept. "

Infamous Infantino was also working his stinking voodoo on San Fransisco, using The  Port of San Fransisco Seawall development plans for his super scamming actions.

On February 14, 2008, John Infantino Federal Development created and published a 77 page brochure entitled: Statement of Qualifications and Proposal Submitted to The Port of San Fransisco for Seawall Lot 337 and Pier 48. That is a huge West Coast project, that Infantino was supposedly able to get going on as he was also working on the Ft. Howard development on the East Coast.


John Infantino's lies affected the lives of active duty Army personnel when he promised to develop a community for them in Texas.

"EL PASO -- A Washington, D.C., company is scheduled to begin work in June on a $200 million project that will transform a historic, but dilapidated 93 acres of Fort Bliss property near Beaumont Army Medical Center into a mixed-use development of apartments, offices and stores.

Federal Development, a privately held international real estate development company, plans to build 953 apartment units aimed at Fort Bliss soldiers but open to anyone, 150 apartments for retired military veterans, 404,000 square feet of office space and 114,600 square feet of retail space.

The project, named The Villages at Beaumont, is on land that begins at Dyer and Fred Wilson. It will be built in phases and will take five to 10 years to complete, said John Infantino, Federal Development CEO.

The company in 2003 decided to submit a proposal to the Army for the project because it foresaw expansion opportunities at Fort Bliss, Infantino said. About 50 contractors from around the country competed to develop the project.

In 2006, Federal Development signed a 50-year lease on the property with the Army, with options that could extend the lease an additional 30 years, Infantino said. Besides lease payments, the company will share revenues with the Army, he said."

And also a scam perpetrated by John Infantino across the border in Mexico:

"Last Updated: September 4, 2008 10:45am ET
Federal, Grupo Pair for $3B in Developments
 By Robert Carr | Latin America
MEXICO CITY-What started as a partnership on a $500-million resort development has blossomed into a $3-billion multi-project plan for Washington, DC-based Federal Development and Grupo del Blanco, a construction company based here. The two companies have formed Federal Development Mexico, which will serve as the master developer on various real estate development opportunities in the country.

John Infantino, CEO of Federal, tells that the venture started with the planning for the five-phase, $500-million golf and resort community in Real del Monte, just north of Mexico City. The project will consist of 1,464 single-story houses and 144 condos amidst a Troon Golf-managed course, as well as a 1,000-foot-long, 120-foot-wide ski slope and lift, two hotels and a full-service spa. “While we were doing our due diligence, we decided there really is additional opportunity in and around Mexico City, which has 23 million people, it really is a vibrant city,” Infantino says.

He says the resort’s first phase will be complete by early 2009. “Then we’re really going to get aggressive, and pursue other projects. By the time we’re done with the initial five years, I think this will be a $3-billion opportunity for both companies,” Infantino says.

Mexico’s market benefits from a baby boomer trend, and not much impact from the mortgage problems of other countries, he says. “There’s been some optimism, but it’s slowed, which is good because then it’s not a bubble like it is in other markets. There’s a relatively low crime rate in certain areas, and the market has many diverse areas, with beaches, cities and mountains. Also, we’re already on the border with projects in Corpus Christi and El Paso, TX, so it was just natural for us to step across the border,” Infantino says."

Now, on to John David Infantino's International Super Scamming actions across the Pacific Ocean - to the Far East - in Korea - September 2008.

"Feasibility Study of Korea Biocluster With Real Estate Perspectives
by Junghun Choi
B.S., Civil Engineering, 2005
Hanyang University
Submitted to the Department of Architecture in Partial Fulfillment of the Requirements for the Degree of
Master of Science in Real Estate Development at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology
September, 2008"

"Page 60
A. Overview
1. Project
Adjacent to Incheon International Airport, which is ranked number one in the world."

Federal Development LLC is a national real estate development firm specializing
public/private partnership development, based on Washington D.C. Its service includes all development procedure such as asset management, marketing, financing, development, and construction."

...indicated by the orange circle, the 81.6-acres project is located on Incheon Yeongjong Island, South Korea. It is shown here by the blue polygon. It is under IFEZA and its master developer is the Federal Development LLC who provided the project information."

"Page 86 - 86 -
This thesis is for those developers who need assistance in understanding the biotechnology industry and assistance in determining the global need and this opportunity that biotechnology offers.

From the case study of the Yeongjong Project, developed by the Federal Development LLC, the author conveys an understanding of the Korean biotech market and methods to find the right opportunity.

I also want to thank John Infantino, CEO of the Federal Development LLC, and
Minghuan Du who is charge of the firm’s Asian market. They provided real information and keen guidance to approach my thesis close to the real world." 

From an article in the Korea Times:

"Foreign Investors Eyeing Saemangeum

Jeonbuk is hoping to make use of the ministry's international networks in disseminating its traditional values as well as publicizing the merits of doing business in the reclaimed Saemanguem area, the biggest landfill project in the world.

We are on board with Jeonbuk's ambition to become the Dubai of Asia through the Saemanguem project. Through implementing the MOU, we hope to contribute to Jeonbuk's competitiveness,'' Second Vice Foreign Minister Shin Kak-soo said.

Ultimately, the Saemangeum project is geared toward establishing an industrial complex, tourism and leisure facilities and finally, research, education, and residential areas.

Foreign investment in the Saemangeum area has been gaining pace, as seen in the recent announcement by U.S. developer Federal Development to build a multi-tourism complex by 2015 in Jeonbuk's signature island of Gogunsan.

The U.S.-based international real estate development and asset management company is planning to invest over 920 billion won, or about $730 million."

And the Super Scammer John Infantino really put it to them in China, in 2008.

"Real Estate Forum
An incisivemedia publication
September 2008
Global Digest

Federal Development Unveils China Expansion

Federal Development LLC has entered into four partnerships to develop mixed-use real estate throughout China. The muti-pronged project marks the Washington, DC-based firm's initial foray into the Chinese Market.

"China is going to experience somewhere between 8% and 10% growth next year, probably the largest of any of the major economies throughout the world," says John Infantino, chief executive officer of Federal Development.

Federal has teamed with Sunjoy Enterprises, a quasi-private arm of the Chinese Department of Agriculture, to develop three mixed-use resorts, totaling roughly 2.000 acres, in Shanghai and Huangshan. Plans include hotel and residential components at all three sites and a proposed conference center in Huangshan. Construction will likely begin in two years, with an anticipated build-out of four years, Infantino says. he pegs the total investment at around $1.5 billion.

The Peoples' Government of Zhenjiang, Dantu District, has also partnered with Federal for a 500-acre development that will will include single family homes, a golf course, hotel, sports center and waterfront recreation park in Zhenjiang City. The estimated cost for the total development is approximately $1.6 billion.

Meanwhile, the developer is working with China Olympic Sports Industry LLC to create sports education and recreation facilities. The team will evaluate many of the sites of the summer games for redevelopment or conversion. Infantino anticipates between $100 million and upward of $1 billion in development opportunities.

In a joint venture with Hong Kong based logistics CDSR Development Group, Federal will also develop a roughly $100-million cargo distribution facility at the Nanchang Airport.

To facilitate its pipeline, Federal established an office in Shanghai in August6 and plans to open another in Shenzen by year's end, says Infantino. -- Danielle Douglas"

2009 in Corpus Christi, Texas - John D. Infantino was running a scam down there, too.

"Originally published 12:00 a.m., March 11, 2009
Updated 12:26 a.m., March 11, 2009

CORPUS CHRISTI — The Port of Corpus Christi has ended its contract with Federal Development, the firm hired in July to help redevelop property at Naval Station Ingleside. Officials with the Washington, D.C.-based company insist they still are working with the port.

John LaRue, the port’s executive director, said Tuesday the firm didn’t show enough progress securing tenants for the property.

“They’re not a large company, but they do a lot of international business, which was severely affected by the economy,” LaRue said. “There wasn’t enough follow-through on some of the leads we gave them and that was a major issue.”

LaRue said a letter ending the one-year contract was sent to Federal Development officials in January. The company had 30 days to appeal before the contract terminated. The last day to respond was Feb. 23, LaRue said.

Stephen Infantino, Federal’s development associate, said his company was in discussion and communication with the port.

“We have advised the port that given the economic conditions around the world, we’re best served assisting them with marketing the Ingleside site and finding new tenants rather than undertaking a master development program that might not seem as feasible in today’s tumultuous economic climate,” Infantino said.

Infantino said the project manager Federal had put in charge of the port’s project was no longer employed by the company and added he didn’t have any additional information.

LaRue said he has spoken about the possibility of working with Federal Development in the future, but said the exclusive contract with the company no longer exists. He wasn’t sure if the port would look for another master developer.

On Tuesday, port commissioners voted to accept $80,000 from the Office of Economic Adjustment, via the Ingleside Local Redevelopment Authority, to hire an industrial real estate consultant. The OEA is the federal agency tasked with assisting communities affected by base realignment and closure.

The Ingleside base will close by Sept. 30, 2010, and 912 acres of base property revert to the port when the Navy leaves. The dredge material placement area, about 336 acres, was no longer being used by the Navy and was returned to the port in October.

Federal Development was hired last summer to oversee the development of 483 upland acres of base property when the Navy left and 433 acres adjacent to the main base already owned by the port. The Ingleside redevelopment authority is responsible for redeveloping 155 surplus acres, known as the electromagnetic roll, or EMR, facility, which the Navy still owns.

Tom Moore, the port’s manager of Naval Station Ingleside redevelopment, said a consultant would have made prudent business sense even if Federal Development continued as the master developer.

“We’re looking for a consultant that will be able to offer us technical assistance and tell us what that property is worth,” Moore said. “The property has been appraised by the Navy, but it hasn’t had an independent appraisal since before the Navy took it over.”

Although the Ingleside authority requested the funds through a grant amendment, the consultant hired by the port will work exclusively for the port.

“But as I learn, I’ll share that information with the (redevelopment authority),” Moore said. “If there’s a project that doesn’t fit with the port property but will fit in the EMR property, I’ll send it their way.”

Contact Fanny S. Chirinos at 886-3759 or"

May 2009, John Infantino enters into a partnership with Merced County, California to asset manage, develop and revitalize Castle Commerce Center & Castle Airport in Atwater, Calif..

"Merced Government and Politics News
May 9, 2008
From: County of Merced
Federal Development, Sierra Academy And Merced County Announce Landmark Agreement With A Subsidiary Of The Boeing Company To Establish A Flight Training Center At Castle Commerce Center

Merced – Federal Development (FEDERAL), an international real estate development and asset management company, Sierra Academy of Aeronautics and Merced County announced today that Alteon Training, a wholly owned subsidiary of The Boeing Company (NYSE: BA), has entered into a partnership with Sierra Academy to establish a joint flight-training program at Castle Commerce Center & Castle Airport in Atwater, Calif., that will include Jet Bridge, Multi-Crew Pilot License and Aircraft Type Ratings courses. FEDERAL, the asset manager at Castle, in cooperation with its public partner, Merced County, will be responsible for all development management and property management services related to this agreement. “Boeing will be investing nearly $25 million into a state-of-the-art facility that is expected to train 200 students during the first year of operation,” John Infantino, Chief Executive Officer, FEDERAL explained. “With an estimated $8 million annual revenue, this new facility will clearly make a positive and significant impact on the Merced County economy.”

The revenue is expected to reach $10 million as additional simulators and training devices are added to the facility in coming years. Operating seven days a week, year-round, the facility will serve domestic and international students who are looking to improve their employment prospects or who need recurring training as stipulated by the Federal Aviation Administration and foreign aviation authority regulations.

“Castle Commerce Center & Castle Airport is proud to be the home for Boeing and Sierra’s new flight training program,” John Fowler, Director, Department of Commerce, Aviation and Economic Development, said. “It’s amazing to think that when airlines buy a new plane from Boeing, anywhere in the world, many of its pilots will have been trained right here in Merced County.”

With the sixth longest runway in California, an onsite former military simulator facility and an excellent geographic location in the heart of the state, Castle Commerce Center & Castle Airport was an ideal choice for the establishment of this program.

“This lease and partnership is an exciting and significant step in the reemergence of Castle Commerce Center as a thriving international business center and aviation hub,” Infantino said. “This partnership will not only put Merced County on the international aviation map, so to speak, but will also serve as a long-term investment in the local economy.”

In accordance with the program agreement, many pilots working for airlines that buy new Boeing aircraft will receive training at the Castle Commerce Center. Two transport category simulators, the Boeing 737 New Generation (NG) and the Airbus A-320, are expected to be operating in a 25,000 square foot center within the next two years. The partnership agreement also includes a cross-marketing component that will allow the three organizations to extend their international reach.

Federal Merced Associates Inc and Federal Management Inc are subsidiaries of the Washington D.C. based Federal Development LLC that are establishing a public/ private partnership with Merced County to revitalize the former Castle Air Force into a thriving commercial-industrial center and airport. As the master developer and property manager, Federal Merced Associates is transforming Castle Commerce Center in five phases, with new construction covering 7.15 million square feet on 500 acres. Land uses include office, retail, industrial, research and development, warehouse and distribution, scheduled airline service, aircraft maintenance, air cargo, and other aviation-related facilities. The site includes hundreds of acres of build-to-suit land as well as a wide variety of existing facilities. This unique location, in the heart of California, is within a Foreign Trade Zone (FTZ) and is designated as a Local Agency Military Base Recovery Area (LAMBRA), providing businesses an array of financial incentives.

About Alteon

Alteon is a wholly owned subsidiary of The Boeing Company within Boeing Commercial Airplanes’ Commercial Aviation Services Group. The training organization supports the world’s aviation community utilizing nearly 100 full flight simulators in over 20 locations on six continents.

About Sierra Academy of Aeronautics

Over the past 40 years, the Sierra Academy of Aeronautics has established a reputation for operating quality, aviation-training centers. Providing contract-training services for more than 50 airlines and major aviation organizations, Sierra has helped its students qualify for more than 50,000 FAA certifications and ratings.


Federal Development LLC (FEDERAL) is a real estate development and asset management company with an international property development portfolio and pipeline totaling nearly $7 billion. Specializing in publicprivate partnerships, FEDERAL is recognized for providing public partners with innovative and financially sound programs that maximize resources to develop vibrant communities that stimulate the local economy. With experience in the development of master developments and asset and property management services, FEDERAL represents a diverse roster of government, private and corporate clients.

For more information regarding Merced County, please visit our website at"

From a Sudanese website in Africa comes:

"After his company's unhappy experiences with an aborted projected in Iraq, John Infantino,  the CEO of Federal Africa Development, went to Juba at the beginning of 2010 to propose an ambitious plan to build housing. "

"US Company Launches Major Housing Project in Juba

16 February 2010 - (Juba) - An American-based housing company in conjunction with the Government of Central Equatoria state has announced the launch of a nine-hundred million USD housing project.

The Liberty City housing project is located at Durupi, south-west of Juba.

The Chief Executive Officer of Federal Africa Development, John Infantinos, spoke during the event.

[John Infantinos]:“Today’s ceremony marks start of construction of Liberty City, a project that will provide fifteen thousand new homes of affordable and market rate housing for southern Sudan families and individuals in Central Equatoria state, the Government of Southern Sudan, embassy and consulate employees as well as NGO staff. And with what will become a nine-hundred million dollar investment, on this ground, in the next ten years, we will create many local jobs in the construction sector, helping many African companies to supply housing materials, grow and prosper. And we will create many spin-off jobs through out the community as well.”

The ceremony was attended by the governor of Central Equatoria state, Clement Wani and a number of other state government officials.

Federal Africa Development

Federal Africa Development
1150 18th Street NW Ste 375
Washington, DC 20036

phone: (202) 386-9852"

Last heard from was he failed to secure a deal with Oakland in September 2013.

All that but without hardly ever any employees working for him. And very little actual office space leased, owned or occupied. Tax records can prove this to be so.

All anyone had or has to do is web search what John Infantino claims to do and has done or hasn't done. He is easily found to be a fraud - of massive, globe-trotting proportions.

He legally owes money to people all over the world.