SELMA NAMAN of PORT WASHINGTON, MANHASSET, NY - CONVICTED FELON
Psychologist, PhD, Niece of Armet Ertegun - ALL LIES
Naman supposedly graduated with a B.S. from St. John’s University but
Naman takes the letters B.S. to their extreme alternate meaning.
Naman tells people that she is a psychologist. She wants people to
believe that the reason she left the field of psychology was because she
wanted to be a more hands-on mom. The truth is that Selma Naman does
not hold a Master’s Degree and much less a PhD from the California
Graduate Institute (CGI) (which in 2008 merged with the Chicago School
of Professional Psychology) as she claims. SELMA NAMAN DOES NOT HOLD A
PhD IN ANYTHING.
The irony of a person in need of
psychiatric treatment claiming to be a psychologist is not lost on
anyone who knows the real Selma Naman.
Another falsehood of Naman’s is her past association with the late Armet Ertegun, founder of Atlantic Records.
In the first post entitled "Selma Naman 1" accessed by the link below,
Selma Naman claims to be the great niece of Armet Ertegun, founder of
Atlantic Records in addition to a former CIA agent.
In this post Selma Naman claims to now be the great grand niece of
Armet Ertegun and to have attended an event with Puffy D. Selma Naman
is creative if nothing else.
We have traced the Ertegun family tree and SELMA NAMAN IS IN NO WAY RELATED TO ARMET ERTEGUN.
In the third (3rd) posting entitled "Selma Naman" and which begins with
the sentence "Selma Naman inspired by Armet Ertegun" accessed by the
link below, Naman claims that in the year 2000 she volunteered her
services overseas for the victims of the earthquake in Turkey. She aided
and translated for the Egyptian physicians in Adapazarri, Turkey. ALL
truth is that in the year 2000, Naman was captured in California and
carted off to face federal charges of bank fraud among other things.
Naman was arrested in January 2000 and was later convicted and sentenced
to sixteen (16) months incarceration in a federal prison followed by
five (5) years supervised release. Naman was ordered to pay restitution
and participate in a mental health program as directed by the probation
officer and take medication as appropriate. Naman was ordered by the
court to undergo a complete psychological examination as authorized
under 18 U.S.C. 3552(b) and 4244(b).
Selma Naman was released from federal prison on June 29, 2001 (http://www.bop.gov/inmateloc/).
Selma Naman’s (5) years of supervised release ended on October 18, 2006.
conveniently and selfishly used the misery of others and the
devastation that had taken place in Turkey as the justification for her
FEDERAL CASE #: 00-0062M-01.
FBI # 633631FB2
FEDERAL INMATE NUMBER 23256-016
(court documents are available from the U.S. District Court for the District of Columbia)
continued her life of crime even after serving prison time. She was
again arrested in 2006 and found guilty and convicted in February 2007
WHILE SHE WAS PREGNANT WITH HER FIRST CHILD (for more about Naman’s
crimes read our blog about her criminal history)
Selma Naman has recently been writing reviews for the music section of
Examiner.com. In Selma Naman’s bio on her page of the Examiner.com she
again claims to have known Armet Ertegun (apparently she is no longer
his niece by this point), to have a PhD in psychology and to have toured
with bands. About the only truth in her Examiner profile is that she
relocated to New York.
Naman currently works as a florist arranging flowers for various
delivery services such as 1-800 Flowers and FTD Florist and for herself
using the company name, Jou Jou. The reason is not because Naman wants
to be a more hands-on mom but because it is not easy for someone with
her criminal past to find gainful employment that will help her maintain
her façade. The job as florist allows her anonymity. Orders get
routed to Naman from various flower companies and she fills the orders
without being seen or heard by the customer. This works out well for a
convicted felon until customers begin to find out that they are
supplying their credit card information to someone with charges of
credit card fraud and having their flowers delivered to their doorstep
by someone with charges of mail fraud.
also has various blogs where she claims to be a former CIA/FBI operative
- ALL LIES. We have dedicated a blog exclusively to these claims and
ask that you refer to it to read more about how Naman tries to hide
behind these fake credentials.
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