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    • Weistec Engineering and their legal action against Steve Atneyel, Murad Shuqom, and Dime Consulting

      Many of you have been hearing various rumors about Weistec Engineering and it is simply time to address the topic. Some of you know that Steve Atneyel and Murad Shuqom were previously involved with Weistec Engineering and that Weistec is going through the proper legal channels to address a multitude of issues.


      What you need to know right now is the following:

      1. Steve Atneyel is no longer with Weistec Engineering.
      2. Murad Shuqom/Rod Shegem is not involved with Weistec Engineering.
      3. Steve Atneyel is a convicted felon.
      4. The two individuals named above are involved with Dime Consulting.
      5. Dime Consulting has contacted various BenzBoost vendors and attempted to sell products (likely Weistec products) and get money through backchannels.
      6. Steve Atneyel and Murad Shuqom allegedly funneled large sums of money from Weistec.
      7. Parts were ordered outside the normal Weistec accounting channels.
      8. The full complaint against these individuals and Dime Consulting is outlined below.

      There is much to this ordeal and we will keep it brief and simple as the legal wheels churn. It is necessary to set some things straight and inform the user base as well as vendors to be cautious at this time as those cited in the complaint continue in various nefarious ways to attempt to source funds.

      This situation began roughly when Steve Atneyel was arrested by federal agents. Yes, it is true that he illegally attempted to sell an AK47 to an undercover federal agent. Supposedly the ATF was tipped off by Andrew Cluck of MHP infamy. You can not make this stuff up.






      BenzBoost learned the reasons behind why some members were complaining of not receiving Weistec parts they stated they ordered and why rumors were swirling. Well, if someone takes an order and pockets the cash without delivering the product that certainly will create problems. Weistec and their accounting department were unaware of these backdoor deals taking place.

      Unfortunately, this type of criminal act happens more often than you think in this industry. HPF (Horsepower Freaks) and Undercover Tuning both had employees who did similar things but eventually the law caught up to them. It will be no different here.

      The way Weistec dealt with the missing orders was to simply eat the cost and give the customers what they stated they paid for despite Weistec never actually receiving the money which was essentially stolen. This is the right way to handle it and BenzBoost was pleasantly surprised to hear this as many companies would not step up to the plate to resolve theft out of their own pockets.

      Please read the full complaint for further details which should clarify things for those wondering how this will be resolved. There are others affected as well and that is why pages such as http://rbsroyaltymotorsportscase.blo...od-shuqom.html exist that attempt to warn people and inform them:

      Were you ripped off by Rod Shuqom of RBS Royalty Motorsports?

      http://www.rbsroyaltymotorsports.com/

      You're not alone if you are.

      We were searching the web, and found these web pages of people who were also ripped off by Rod Shuqom.

      Racer 21 of West Palm Beach, Florida, lost $77,000 dealing with RBS Royalty Motorsports, Inc., and Murad "Rod" Shuqom.

      http://www.ripoffreport.com/r/RBS-Ro...on-Sal-1161503

      Hilary C of Halifax Nova Scotia lost approximately $60,000 dealing with RBS and Rod.

      http://www.ripoffreport.com/r/rbs-ro...compet-1162690

      And we found this site by an unknown person that plainly claims "RBS Royalty Motorsports Sucks!"

      http://www.rbsroyaltymotorsportssucks.com/

      We also just learned that he was sued last week (mid-July 2014) for $170,000 for also collecting money, but not delivering his goods.

      We've also talked to his employee (K.F.), and he has three Lexus' stuck with Rod. That's another $200,000 or so in people getting ripped off.

      Only through the people we know, he's already stolen or ripped off approximately $700,000.

      That's a lot of money he is swindling.

      BenzBoost would love to delve into this topic further and when the legal action is resolved we will do that. Quite frankly, the full details could fill a novel.

      Weistec wishes to put this issue behind the company as quickly as possible and it has not affected and will not affect their product lineup or development which moves forward unimpeded. Enthusiasts can look forward to continued quality products and customer service.

      The formal complaint is below for those who would like to read it.






























































      This article was originally published in forum thread: Weistec Engineering, the missing millions, and their legal action against Steve Atneyel, Murad Shuqom, and Dime Consulting started by Sticky View original post
      Comments 19 Comments
      1. gzim335's Avatar
        gzim335 -
        Where does that leave dime racing?is it safe to order from them?
      1. Sticky's Avatar
        Sticky -
        Click here to enlarge Originally Posted by gzim335 Click here to enlarge
        Where does that leave dime racing?is it safe to order from them?
        Um did you not read the article? It tells you all you need to know about dealing with Dime.

        To make it even more clear, Rod Shuqom who is involved with Dime is involved with litigation from multiple parties and accused of stealing millions.

        That doesn't sound safe to me.
      1. BlackJetE90OC's Avatar
        BlackJetE90OC -
        In general the auto aftermarket industry has always been so shady.

        Some real slime balls in the business.
      1. Sticky's Avatar
        Sticky -
        Click here to enlarge Originally Posted by BlackJetE90OC Click here to enlarge
        In general the auto aftermarket industry has always been so shady.

        Some real slime balls in the business.
        So many incredible stories but what is truly mind blowing is how the slimeballs manage to stay out of jail and just keep on doing what they are doing.

        The end here isn't going to pretty for the thieves especially considering one is a felon on probation and house arrest and the other allegedly stole millions of dollars from various parties who have the money to go after him.

        It sucks for Weistec that they got dragged through the mud but fortunately the majority of this is behind them and they resolved order issues.

        Just have to wait for the legal action to be wrapped up and I wonder how severe the sentencing will be. No doubt they will appeal and stall as long as possible.
      1. stangorang's Avatar
        stangorang -
        Fraud seems like a prerequisite for the aftermarket industry.

        You should do a top 10 list of the most trusted, reliable, and proven aftermarket suppliers. Dinan? Roush?
      1. fairbird's Avatar
        fairbird -
        what about the other side of the medal ... we seeing 1 side
      1. Sticky's Avatar
        Sticky -
        Click here to enlarge Originally Posted by fairbird Click here to enlarge
        what about the other side of the medal ... we seeing 1 side
        What other side? Only one side has a convicted felon on house arrest after being raided by the feds for an illegal arms sale. Only one side has a party facing litigation for theft from multiple parties. Weistec is just one of many parties going after Murad Shuqom/Rod Shuqom or whatever he is calling himself now.

        If you want to see just how much evidence there is, enjoy: https://drive.google.com/folderview?...p=sharing#list
      1. Sticky's Avatar
        Sticky -
        Click here to enlarge Originally Posted by stangorang Click here to enlarge
        Fraud seems like a prerequisite for the aftermarket industry.

        You should do a top 10 list of the most trusted, reliable, and proven aftermarket suppliers. Dinan? Roush?
        I'd include Weistec in that list. It's so unfair and so unfortunate these two individuals managed to do so much damage but as stated Weistec repaired what they did at their own cost and is going after them in court.
      1. 0-60Motorsports's Avatar
        0-60Motorsports -
        thanks for posting this up.
      1. Sticky's Avatar
        Sticky -
        Click here to enlarge Originally Posted by 0-60Motorsports Click here to enlarge
        thanks for posting this up.
        Someone has to stand up and do it.
      1. johnnyblaze's Avatar
        johnnyblaze -
        Click here to enlarge Originally Posted by Sticky Click here to enlarge
        What other side? Only one side has a convicted felon on house arrest after being raided by the feds for an illegal arms sale. Only one side has a party facing litigation for theft from multiple parties. Weistec is just one of many parties going after Murad Shuqom/Rod Shuqom or whatever he is calling himself now.

        If you want to see just how much evidence there is, enjoy: https://drive.google.com/folderview?...p=sharing#list

        Read through some of these documents. I would advise the owner of the drive to remove the documents that has credit history and SSN's.
      1. RNS-11Z's Avatar
        RNS-11Z -
        Just read through everything and wow!!
        How much of an influence was Steve on the r&d side? Who was the engineer behind product development? From an outsiders perspective, according to the lodged documents Steve was very shady and he is also the brains behind the company. I really hope something good comes out of this. Sad to see such a great company end up in turmoil.
      1. Sticky's Avatar
        Sticky -
        Click here to enlarge Originally Posted by RNS-11Z Click here to enlarge
        How much of an influence was Steve on the r&d side?
        I'll clarify this as some people are trying to make it seem like Steve was the only one there doing software work.

        On the M177/M178 specifically he was part of a team of people. Once he 'left' that team continued to work. I know the calibrations are lightyears apart from when he was there to where they are now. That alone tells you how many people are responsible for development and if he had the role some people claim the software would not have advanced the way it has.

        Click here to enlarge Originally Posted by RNS-11Z Click here to enlarge
        according to the lodged documents Steve was very shady and he is also the brains behind the company.
        Well, he isn't. I wish I could say everything but he was not the one with the engineering degrees and if anyone wants to delve into it he was actually attending night/side classes (I know because he took them at the same college I attended) to try to get a degree while he was at Weistec.
      1. Ctoland's Avatar
        Ctoland -
        Click here to enlarge Originally Posted by Sticky Click here to enlarge
        Someone has to stand up and do it.
        Thanks for all this information. Would it be possible to email you to discuss this topic, Sticky?
      1. Sticky's Avatar
        Sticky -
        Click here to enlarge Originally Posted by Ctoland Click here to enlarge
        Thanks for all this information. Would it be possible to email you to discuss this topic, Sticky?
        Of course.

        admin@boostaddict.com
      1. Hatake's Avatar
        Hatake -
        What you say about this company Dime.

        Rod Shegem is their director today. What do you think about it ?
      1. Sticky's Avatar
        Sticky -
        Click here to enlarge Originally Posted by Hatake Click here to enlarge
        What you say about this company Dime.

        Rod Shegem is their director today. What do you think about it ?
        So you read... nothing?

        Rod Shegem you say? Hmm: http://rod-shegem.com/
      1. 0-60Motorsports's Avatar
        0-60Motorsports -
        @Sticky Are Dime racing and Dime consulting the same company?

        Any updates to this case?
      1. Sticky's Avatar
        Sticky -
        Click here to enlarge Originally Posted by 0-60Motorsports Click here to enlarge
        @Sticky Are Dime racing and Dime consulting the same company?

        Any updates to this case?
        Same company.

        I have no updates for now.