Ari Bass aka Michael Whiteacre's life before LA pornography

In 2005 Ari Bass became the head/president of a company based out of Mesa, AZ called Pop3 Media Corp : http://www.imdb.com/name/nm0003809/bio

Many have dubbed it a scam: https://groups.google.com/forum/#!msg/alt.fraud/Hx24OEQKxP0/GHlwLDm709sJ (another link calling it a scam: http://cyber.law.harvard.edu/stockspam/public/onemsg.php?symbol=CWTD&id=23975&msgonly=1&escape_html=1 )

Apparently someone was hired to spam forums and send mass emails to "pump" the stock up (the tactic is called pump and dump - a link to an explanation: http://cyber.law.harvard.edu/stockspam/public/onemsg.php?symbol=CWTD&id=23975&msgonly=1&escape_html=1 ).

A fraudulent press release was caught on a site called allstocks.com posted by someone named "Centurian" and he was banned from the forum. According to allstocks.com posters, it's a Federal Offence for a company to pump stock using false press releases.

There's no way to PROVE that it was actually Ari, but in the opinion of many, it was. user Limel_000 figures out Centurian is running a scam on the forum: http://www.allstocks.com/stockmessageboard/ubb/ultimatebb.php/ubb/get_topic/f/8/t/029619/p/1.html#000019

Below is a link of someone figuring out something is fraudulent with user Centurian: http://www.allstocks.com/stockmessageboard/ubb/ultimatebb.php/ubb/get_topic/f/8/t/029619/p/1.html#000031

The "relationship" between whoever Centurian is and Ari parallels Ari and Sean Tompkins (TRPWL). Ari seems to consistently use another alias or person so that he's 1 step removed from "dirty work". Keep in mind, being that he's a reverse merger shell company expert I'm thinking he had a hand in bringing Manwin to America - Manwin used to be called Mansef but Fabian Thylmann reportedly bought the assets and renamed it Manwin - there was a lot of controversy over the situation in regards to some filesharing sites - mikesouth.com covered it.

***Update: as of 12.23.2013 Whiteacre / Bass's involvement in the sex-trafficking organized crime run online prostitution operation HelpUBookHer was reported to authorities.