Who is Christopher LaVoie? Man behind ‘4 Days’ reality shows has history of run-ins with police, dubious business ventures
The real-life entrepreneur and self-described “TV guy” who’s turned the lives of his fans into an infomercial for his own product has lived his life as a man on the fringe — and has racked up so many brushes with the law that he’s been called by police the “Mayor of the Wild West.”
He’s also a con artist and scam artist, with a history of dealing in the counterfeit currency that’s being sold in California for about $45,000 and now for $1 to $3 million online.
Christopher LaVoie has been convicted in 16 criminal cases, but the one he has the most on his record is that of a $1,600 bogus check for two days worth of credit cards.
While authorities aren’t certain they believe LaVoie actually had the intent to defraud on the check, they aren’t ruling out the possibility that he did.
The 38-year-old businessman, who hasn’t been charged, has been a subject of interest for police in Southern California and in Washington, D.C., as well as New York and Australia, and has had a hand in over 20 lawsuits over the counterfeit checks.
In the last 20 years, LaVoie has been involved in at least 10 lawsuits involving lawsuits regarding unpaid debts and lawsuits over his company, LaVoie Advertising, which he launched in the 1990s.
He has been sued by the IRS for $3.7 million, the District Attorney’s Office for $25,000 to $30,000, and the Superior Court of California for $12,000 to $22,000. He’s also been involved in at least six lawsuits in New York, and in one in Australia. He has been sued in D.C., in Palm Beach County, in Ventura County, and for the first time in Los Angeles County. He has been sued in several municipalities in Los Angeles County. He’s also been involved in over 20 lawsuits in several states and in Australia. He is suing the Los Angeles Police Department for $50,000 and was found not guilty of attempted extortion.
“I have not been in any financial trouble in my life,”