A "Professor" from Trump University, who described himself as one of his "top men", poses as a superhero for selfies with tourists, as DailyMailTV can reveal.
James A. Harris was already a serious criminal when he was at Trump University's "faculty" claiming to offer expert classes in real estate.
Now DailyMailTV has found him in Playa del Carmen, where he dresses up as Superman and the Carribean Naked Cowboy, and claims that he cannot return to the United States because he would be arrested.
But he also asks for $ 35,000 in donations to tell his "incredible life story" and to get rich quickly, thanks to his time at Trump University.
Harris has several names like "James Spencer lives in paradise" and "Jim Fox", where he describes himself as "Social Digital Marketer", "Sales Funnel Expert", "Super Online Coach", "Speaker", "Author".
He uses a number of social media accounts and posts that he is willing to give "anyone who tunes in" a "very high percentage of all book sales and film / TV rights".
But given the story of Harris, it looks more like another scam.
James A. Harris is a former faculty member at Trump University, which no longer exists, and currently lives in Playa del Carmen, Mexico, where he dresses up a Superman and poses for tips with tourists
Harris, a convicted criminal, also dresses up as a Caribbean nude cowboy to pose with tourists for tips to make ends meet when he's stranded in Mexico
Locals tell DailyMailTV that Harris has a "terrible reputation" in the city and that he spends his days on the beaches and offers his "expert" advice at a price. This photo he posted shows him shaved with a watch and suit as if he were a successful businessman
Harris has set up a GoFundMe to pay his attorney fees during a bitter divorce from his wife.
It's another bizarre twist in the life of a man who was one of Trump University's best "professors" – who wasn't a real university and was accused of misleading students that buying and selling real estate could make them rich.
Harris often posts online and encourages people to shop into his fast-paced program, as the locals say he walks the beaches and offers cash advice on cash
Some older victims paid up to $ 35,000 in tuition fees – the same amount he now has on his GoFundMe site – and died before getting their money back.
Trump University was closed in 2010 and resulted in a $ 25 million settlement for the victims after Donald Trump had a headache shortly after his election.
At the time, New York Attorney General Eric Schneiderman, who had personally sued the president, called it a "sham university."
When Harris was hired by Trump University in 2008, he had already been convicted of grievous bodily harm.
According to court records, he threatened to kill his ex-wife and was so unstable that one day he went to school when he picked up his children.
But he was hired by Trump University after "falling through the cracks" in a background check, and referred to by other faculty members as "number one instructor."
Donald Trump himself said in an affidavit that he had never met the trainers and knew none of them, even though his marketing material described them as "the best of the best".
Harris’s name was one of those he was told during the dismissal when he was charged with allegations that Trump University was a fraudster trying to get "students" to make money on fast-growing programs . Trump opted for $ 25 million in 2017 without admitting the allegations, saying he could have won the case "easily."
Trump's presidency, however, was not so good for his former "top instructor".
Harris writes that he left the United States for a business trip to Singapore in March 2017 and has not returned since then because of an arrest warrant for not paying lawyer fees.
Harris essentially admits that he is a refugee from the law and writes, "This is where history really goes crazy because …
“I haven't been to the US since then (today is October 27, 2019). I'm currently stuck in Mexico without a PASS! & # 39;
Harris asks a $ 35,000 donation on a GoFundMe page to tell his "incredible life story" and help him return from Mexico to the United States to pay the legal fees for his divorce
Harris explains on his GoFundMe page that he doesn't have a passport and is stranded in Mexico
Harris claims that he studied at Harvard University and appears to be related to a Peruvian named Ana Gabriela, with whom he is often depicted
He says he works on the street as Superman to "TIP to survive because no one will hire me without ID or work papers", followed by a sad emoji.
THE FAULTY HISTORY OF TRUMP UNIVERSITY
Trump University, which is owned and operated by the Trump Organization, was founded in 2005 and closed for five years due to growing legal problems.
It was a nonprofit educational company that ran a real estate training program and was not a recognized university.
Former students beat up the university as a scam that stole them up to $ 35,000 each for useless property classes.
They say they were lured by false promises, that Trump "handpicked" tutors for real estate courses, and that damage seminars were more like infomercials, and that they never had access to the businessman and his industry secrets as promised.
Trump himself previously said that his university was full of "great people" and that he had hand-picked what he called "great minds" to run the institution.
In 2017, a judge approved an agreement for President Donald Trump to pay $ 25 million to settle litigation over the now-defunct university.
The ruling settles two class action lawsuits and a civil suit brought by New York Attorney General Eric Schneiderman.
Schneiderman had previously described Trump University as "fraud from start to finish".
Trump closed the lawsuit shortly after taking up the presidency, but insisted that he could easily have won it.
Harris claims the $ 35,000 will be used to pay his legal bills and fly home to help his mother and father as they "grow old and need my help".
He writes: "I am also looking for means to publish my life story that I know sell millions of copies and will be set up for a FILM or reality show that is GUARANTEED!
"I like to pay a very high percentage of all book sales and film / TV rights to investors who help me finance myself :)"
Locals in Playa del Carmen told DailyMailTV that they were skeptical and already fed up with Harris.
They said that he had a "terrible reputation" in the spa town and that he had spent his days on the beaches offering his "expert" advice at a price.
Harris has set up a number of social media accounts to make it look like he's having a dream life in paradise.
In photos and videos, he wears sunglasses, sits on the beach, works on his laptop by the pool, and dives in for a swim.
Harris claims to have studied at Harvard University and appears to be related to a Peruvian named Ana Gabriela, who is posing in a bright pink bikini.
In a photo Harris, 50, writes "I really love my son" and a little boy appears in a number of Instagram posts.
But there is also an opportunity to get rich quickly, and he claims to be able to help people earn $ 300-3,000 a day.
His various aliases and websites include New Wealth Generator and My Super Coach Online.
In a YouTube video, he claims: "I have traveled the world and met with all the (financial) gurus and spent tens of thousands of pounds to find out."
His Twitter account, Perfect Paradise Solutions, says, "Hey, this is Super Coach James if you want to learn how to make over $ 1000 a day online. Just send me a message and I will show you my system 🙂 "
A post on Instagram shows him with a watch and a suit shaved as if he were a successful businessman.
The text reads: & # 39; Facebook wants you to post THOUSANDS OF DAILY on FACEBOOK … YES REALLY !!! IF YOU'RE NOT EARNING $ 10,000 a month on FACEBOOK … LISTEN … How would you like to learn how to make BIG MONEY in your free time?
The three steps to prosperity are "watching my secret system video training, betting on a live strategy, and making money," Harris says.
Harris claims online that his plans can help people make $ 300-3,000 a day while posting pictures of him celebrating in Mexico
He has set up a number of social media accounts to make it look like he is having a dream life in paradise and he writes frequently with this woman, Ana Gabriela
Harris writes: “TRUST AND BELIEVE IN ME that you can earn BIG MONEY in your free time! Just COPY my brand new secret system created by online millionaires and make money in a day.
Sometimes Harris seems to admit he's a scam, and under a post that says people can "copy my money making in 22 minutes," he writes, "I can show you how I cheat people." Say F *** and I'll show you.
There are scarcely any mention of Trump, but Harris has posted a photo of the President on Instagram with Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau.
Trudeau sits with legs close together while Trumps are separated.
The heading reads: "What prevents a man's knees from touching when he is sitting? Balls
Harris grew up in Pompton Plains, New Jersey and lived in Georgia during his marriage.
After Trump University, he continued to boast about it during the 2016 presidential campaign.
At one event, he said: "I used to work for Donald Trump, I was his number one coach in the country. Now he has built up a network of lenders who can lend you money to turn real estate around. & # 39;
Harris rarely refers to President Trump, but has released this president's meme on Instagram with Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau
Among Harris’s critics is an Instagram page called James_Harris_con_man, detailing his alleged victims ’attempts to get their money back.
The lawsuit also revealed shocking emails from Harris to a colleague at Trump University.
One was, "I just spoke to Austin and Irene, the retired elderly couple who had to draw the $ 30,000 GOLD credit, and said it was done and should be there by Monday, so B had another 35,000 Dollars … We'll easily have another $ 100,000 hit by Friday. Yahoo! & # 39;
His colleague wrote: “We have always been a dangerous team, brother man !! These looks don't stand a chance against us 🙂 & # 39;
When Trump settled the lawsuit of Trump University victims, the President insisted that he could easily have won them.
As late as the 2000s, Trump said that Trump University was full of "great people" and that he had hand-picked what he called "great minds" to run the institution.
Reached through WhatsApp, Harris told DailyMailTV, "We can make a call," but didn't follow his offer.
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