After another round of blatant defiance to Court Orders by Andrew (Drew) W. Morrison, the King County Superior Court responded with a warrant for his arrest. KOMO 4 News broke the story on the same day the arrest warrant was issued. Bail was set at $20,000, cash. The Court is not taking any chances with The Fugitive.
The arrest warrant was issued as part of a debtor’s exam as a result of Mr. Morrison failing to appear as ordered by the Court. The trial court previously entered findings of fraud, conversion, misrepresentation, criminal profiteering, breach of contract and violation of the Washington State Consumer Protection Act against Drew Morrison along with a judgment for well over a million dollars.
Dog-Kisser charmed hundreds of thousands of dollars from trusting investors and charities. Notice the admiring onlooker.
Drew Morrison is not available for comment and his whereabouts are unknown. His abrupt disappearances during previous jams, have often left his investors, creditors and investigating government agencies speculating that his dodge tactics were for the purpose of evading their process servers with Court Summons. No doubt, such tactics are now being employed to avoid being taken into custody as Drew Morrison is sure to run the Court and Seattle’s Finest through their paces in trying to find him.
What, me worry? Best dressed man in Seattle often sports the best whiskey and suits that investors’ money can buy.”
From Arizona to Washington, Drew Morrison continues to leave a long trail of addresses, returned mail and un-paid landlords. His last known address is 3305 30th Ave. SW, Seattle, WA 98126; the same address he reported to the Court.
The property belongs to Alan R. Peper, Jr. a/k/a A.J. Peper. Peper may be one of the people whom Drew Morrison indicated in his last testimony who provide him with gifts and a place to “couch surf”. It is unknown if A.J. Peper was involved with, or assisted or advised, Drew Morrison with his operation of, Cityguru or his charity events.
Is A.J. Peper one of several people whom Drew Morrison claims to provide him with gifts and a place to couch surf?
Nor are his prior business associates or close friends providing leads on Drew Morrison’s whereabouts. According to Drew Morrison’s deposition testimony, Jeff Coon and Michael Elliott served as Directors in Morrison’s now defunct Seattle company, CityGuru. Jeff Coon refuses comment and Michael Elliott vehemently denies ever being an officer of Drew Morrison’s company. He offers no explanation why numerous payments were made to him according to CityGuru records. It is unknown if Elliott ever challenged Morrison on grounds of perjury for naming Elliott as a CityGuru Director while testifying under oath. Elliott contacted this website to complain about Drew Morrison’s statements under oath. Why he contacted this site, and not Drew Morrison, is an interesting question.
Jeff Coon, former advisor to Drew Morrison and his company, Cityguru, whom Morrison would later testify was one of two directors who served him at a time he was being questioned about the fate of his investors’ money.
Despite Drew Morrison’s testimony under oath, Michael Elliott (left) denies ever being a Director of Morrison’s company though records show he received several Cityguru payments.
The people providing Drew Morrison with support may be his parents, Leland E. and Sandra Morrison. Residing in Davenport, Iowa it seems plausible they may be providing him safe haven while he is on the run from the law, creditors and investors. As Superintendent of Schools for the Diocese of Davenport, Iowa, Leland Morrison should have the means and motive to support Drew Morrison.
Is Drew Morrison hiding in Davenport, Iowa in the home of his father, Leland “Lee” Morrison?
It is possible Drew Morrison remains in Seattle working under known aliases such as “Andrew Mora” or “Andrew Jang” while perhaps quietly operating a new “get rich quick” business venture revolving around food, fashion, entertainment—as well as charities and non-profits. While he maintains a Washington driver’s license, he is likely to be operating a borrowed vehicle. A note of the year, make and license plates will greatly assist the enforcement of his warrant of arrest.
If you know of Drew Morrison’s whereabouts or have information regarding his movements and activities, please contact:
|Civil Process Unit|
King County Courthouse, Seattle, WA 98104
REFERENCE: CAUSE NO. 13-2-03663-1 SEA
|You may also contact Jon Humbert at KOMO 4 NEWS Investigators: 206.404.4444|
Want to know more? Suggestion readings are:
- Drew Morrison working undercover
- Drew Morrison Missing In Action
- KOMO 4 News Drew Morrison/CityGuru Archives
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I have watched this tragedy unfold in the press and with Drew. I warned my friends that what Drew as selling was too good to be true. Guess I was right. A couple of my friends bought into his promises. My bet, Drew is hiding with the blessing of his dad, Leland Morrison, in Iowa. Far enough away and a safe spot away from Washington. I looked up Leland. He writes about the value of a Catholic education. I assume Drew received his education and moral lessons from this education and father. What a great selling point for a Catholic education considering what Drew has done so far. Leland has been silent as far as I can tell. People are hurt and yet Leland says nothing. Amazing “courage” on the part of Leland.
Wish I had some information on Drew. I have not seen him in a couple of his, and mine, favorite haunts. Last time I saw him he was glib and dismissive of anyone or anything about his failures. He blamed it on jealous investor and changed the topic. I wondered how one investor, who apparently was raped of hundreds of thousands of dollars by Drew, is responsible for all of Drew’s subsequent failures? Glad I did not take the bait to become “rich.”
Whoa! Is that an assault rifle that AJ Peper is holding? He looks crazy enough to use it to protect his buddy, Drew. I’d hate to be the one kicking in the door to arrest Drew!
I, too, have been following the Drew Morrison saga. There is always drama equal to any Hollywood production. “Robin Hood” comes to mind. Drew Morrison can star as Robin Hood, complete in pink tights and his band of Merry Men will star AJ Peper, Jeff Coon, Michael Elliott as they evade the King’s Men (Starring Seattle’s Finest) hiding in Sherwood Forest (filmed on location in Seattle, Washington). They will be assisted by their own holy man, Friar Tuck with Leland Morrison playing the role. The villagers (people of Seattle) will hide and feed Robin Hood and his band of Merry Men on the condition they steal only from the Nobles (the investors and charities) and not from them. Perhaps the Sheriff of Knottingham could be played by one of Drew’s investors whom he claims caused all of Morrison’s problems. What a Broadway hit!
We understand your humor—and irony—of comparing the Drew Morrison theatrics to Hollywood’s film, “Robin Hood, Prince of Thieves”. While you are certainly entitled to your opinion, we make this disclaimer to your suggestion that Peper, Coon, Elliott or Leland Morrison have banded together as the “Merry Men”. The findings of the Court did not mention or implicate these men in the allegations against Drew Morrison. While Drew Morrison himself has implicated each them, he implicated them by association only.
As for whom shall play the role the Sheriff of Nottingham—it will be the Sheriff of King County. He is a natural for the role since he is already leading the “King’s Men” in a search of Sherwood Forest for Robin Hood…a/k/a….Drew Morrison.
Oh, yes…about those Robin Hood tights…we suggest Morrison’s tailor fit him in the color of orange.
Gun, knife and crazy grin. Yep, that’s AJ. Those guys are tight with each other. AJ does not have the same social crowd taste as Drew, but they are good friends. Not sure what AJ would do to protect his buddy. If they look for Drew at AJs house I hope they do a little background on AJ. I think Wally is on to something about going after Drew. Because of the rash of shootings of police you can bet if AJ gets cute it will be a short lived cute. AJ might be a danger, but I don’t know and I hope the police take extra precautions around Drew and AJ. If I were AJ I would be puckering up thinking about how many ways he can go wrong the police and how it might end poorly for him considering his attempt to make himself into some type of Rambo or thug. I am amazed that Drew was not arrested a long time ago. Guess the wheels of justice are slow.
Funny, Drew has disappeared and all of the promises he made to my friends about paying them back went with him. It’s kinda funny. Drew owes a couple of my friends on their investment, or so he says. He told each one, when they were one on one on the phone, that he would pay and they would be paid first. Wonder how many other people he pulled this routine with? My guess, all.
It saddens me that the greatest city in the world, Seattle, is turning its back on one of its most promising business people. All he tried to do was to bring a little class; a touch of sophistication to Seattle making it a bit more worldly than before he came along.
He tried to give back to the community only to have the non-profits betray him. Because of these ugly lies, his investors lost everything. They could have been a part of one of Seattle’s most dynamic companies had they only trusted him longer! Your contributions to this blog are disgraceful and part of the reason why you got what you deserved!
Shame on you, Seattle, that you would drive away someone who could have made you an even better place to live and work!
Dear Loves Seattle,
Frankly, we are suspect of the identity of the author of this Comment. But, we will give you equal time—and even encourage further comments.
You are obviously passionate about the fate of Drew Morrison—and the impact it will have on Seattle. It is an understatement for us–those heavily invested in him—to say we agree fully with your sadness that it had to come to this. Common sense will tell you that no Seattle Charity or investor had anything to gain by Drew Morrison’s misfortune. Despite Drew Morrison’s continued claim that all his legal problems are the result of others only side-steps the fact that he is being held accountable for inflicting his own self-wounds; wounds that are impacting us all. Yes, we agree with you that Seattle lost something in this episode. She lost something when her citizens were subjected to fraud, misrepresentation and criminal profiteering.
We must ask about your comment that “they got what they deserved.” While it is true the Charities and investors trusted Drew Morrison, please explain why you believe they “got what they deserved”. More specifically—please offer your view why it was Drew Morrison’s duty to give them “what they deserved?”
Please feel free to add further comments. Better yet, we invite you to submit your own blog feature which we promise to print in its original, un-edited version…and you may continue to identify yourself only as “Loves Seattle”.
Dear Loves Seattle. In some respects you are right, except Drew was not promising, he only made promises. He tried to give back to the community? He took money donated for charity and did not turn over the money he raised. KOMO did a great job exposing his lies. How can the charity betray him? He took in the money and he should have turned it over the charity. It was not his money. In so many words you state because of this betrayal by the charities the investors lost everything. How could the investors lose everything when the charity money was not investor money? You got what you deserved? Sad you would say that, and ironic too. A common line used by the aggressor in domestic violence. Drew raised money for victims of domestic violence. (Of course, he never turned over any of the money. He used the victims to line his pockets.) And making Seattle a better place to live? How? By taking people’s money under false pretenses? Failing to account for money raised for charity? Violating Court Orders? Drew never successfully ran a business and yet somehow he was going to be Seattle’s shining star? Again, how? This is how Drew sold the trusting on his get rich schemes.
I know Drew and he thought he could bluff KOMO with lame excuses. Luckily the reporter did his homework and Drew proved the kind of man he was. (A business man with no records, no memory and no excuses for where the investor and charity money went.) If Drew has nothing to hide, he should turn himself into the Sheriff and face the Judge and some tough questions. Maybe Drew will shed some light on the question I have if his father, Leyland Morrison, gave him advice or assistance
I have been following the Drew story for some time, both inside and outside of his circle. I almost wet myself with laughter with the Loves Seattle comments. Must have been Drew writing the comment. What has Drew ever given back to the community? What, without Drew Seattle is a backwater of class and culture? Trusted him longer, for what? No business plan, no records, no shit! What was he going to bring and what was his business plan? Zip, nada, nothing. Take the money and run. Have not seen Drew in awhile. Last I heard he was in California for his next big deal.
In a lot of ways I feel sorry for Drew. This does not mean I excuse him. Drew has tried to be a “stud” but, well, he he relies on a financial image to make him a man with the ladies. Per two of my close friends, Drew, is anything but the best stud bachelor date. Not sure why he bothers, except for image which is weird in this day and age and he could come out it if he wanted. Of course, if you are hitting women up for money you want them to think you are the”one and only.”
Drew, miss you hanging, trend updates and other happening events. You always make me feel like the future is exciting and I am part of the future. You made me laugh. If what you say is true about your and the business, be a MAN and show up in Court.
It’s kind of sexy to think of Drew Morrison prancing about the forest in orange Robin Hood tights, frolicking with his Merry Men, and teasing the King’s Men! Bad Sheriff of Nottingham! Bad man! Boo! Hiss!
….REALLY??….Don’t you have someplace to be? Something to do???
While the large majority of people who seemed to know Drew have had a negative experience with him, I’m one of what sounds like a few who came out unscathed by him. I did a few jobs for Drew and CityGuru while the company was at its peak and never had a negative experience with Drew. I was also very lucky (so it seems) to have had 100% of my invoices paid in full and on-time by Drew.
With that being said, I still did my due diligence and did a quick Google search on Drew Morrison, even before I did a few quick jobs for him. The search results were already littered with negative press from his previous investment fraud scandal in Arizona, but no bad press in the Seattle area yet. Since my jobs with him were quick and small, I took a chance working with him and like I said, was always paid for the work I did. I ceased working with him once rumors of fraud in Seattle surfaced again.
My point though is this: how many investors bothered to do a Google search or any kind of reference check on Drew before handling them life savings or large sums of money? Seattle investors in particular could have done a quick online search and seen that he was implicated in previous scandals. This should have been a big hint to not invest with him from the start.
Just an observation…
Dear Short Term Acquiantance,
Your Comments ring out the message and intent of this entire website: DO YOUR DUE DILIGENCE before parting with your money or investing it!
Of the 6 years history we have collected on Drew Morrison, there are no known investors/charities known to ever have seen their money again; and only two known people who were paid for their services rendered. You are one, and the other was paid under dubious conditions. A higher power must be looking over you!
You make an excellent point that Due Diligence can be as simple as a Google Search. A search on “Drew Morrison/Seattle/CityGuru” will quickly reveal enough information to anyone who is contemplating the risk of doing business with Drew Morrison. We also highly recommend another website, The RipOff Report. Insert “Drew Morrison” or “CityGuru” for additional detail on his business style.
Fortunately, we also have available KOMO 4 News own website which seems to be keeping eyes on Drew Morrison and is often the first to break any news on his latest escapade.
Thank you for your comments and congratulations on escaping the fate of so many who have done business with him.
I briefly met Drew through an acquaintance back in January 2015, she was an anchor news presenter at Univision Seattle, and they were “dating”, it was a win-win situation since she had great reputation with charities around Seattle and she was quite attractive so she would get expensive presents from him (I suspect most of the Victoria’s secrets and Adult stores purchases he made were for her), and he would get to sleep with her and also being introduced to some charities by her and people trusted him since she had such a good reputation. When I met him it was at a birthday party that my acquaintance invited me. My acquaintance had started dating him a couple of months before I met him, she had told me great things about him; he was a great business man, very handsome, very good heart, etc. When I met him, it took me no more than 2 minutes to realize that he wasn’t any of that. Knowing that he is from Korea, I asked him how he felt about Kenneth Bae (The Korean born, Seattle resident that was detained in North Korea), his answer was that he didn’t give a sh… about him, then I asked him about the business model of City Guru, he said he was the business model, after those two questions it was clear to me that he was all lies and actually dangerous. While I was at that party I did a google search and found some negative press about him. Next day I told my acquaintance about this but she still went on to dating/sleeping with him for about 6 more months until she moved to Texas. I knew my acquaintance had introduced Drew to a large group of people and charities and I tried to warn most of them that he was a fraud and a liar. Most people I warned distanced from him. In the end it was really easy to know what was his true personality and intentions, I still don’t know why so many people fell for his promises, it was pretty clear who he was, I am even more surprised how many very attractive and professional women fell for his lies and dated him and sleep with him for quite some time, I got to know quite a few that for some time spoke great things about him until he cheated on them. My final message is: In business and in love a simple google search can save you a lot of money, trouble and several headaches. Please do your Due Diligence. And as for Drew I hope he gets arrested soon. I doubt he is with his father, as far as I know he wasn’t very close to him, he was adopted not really little. BTW, the Komo 4 news reporter should contact my acquaintance, since she worked for Univision in the same building than Komo, I doubt she was involved in all these fraudulent activity but she was/is very good friends with AJ and she may know the whereabouts of Drew.
I’m one of the vendors who was contracted to work the Ferraris and Fashion event and left in the lurch – thousands of dollars out of pocket and nothing but empty promises from Drew as to when and how he would “make it right.” The man is a liar and does not care a bit how many people he hurts; he only cares about himself. Perhaps he’s a protege of Donald Trump’s?
I’m one of the vendors who was contracted to work the Ferraris and Fashion event and got burned. At the end of the day, I was thousands of dollars out of pocket, with nothing to show for it but Drew’s promises to “make it right.” We all know how much those are worth.
The man is a liar and a cheat. He has no regard for others, does not honor contracts, and I’m glad that his despicable business practices are catching up with him.
Are there any updates?
A LOT has just been discovered. Please see the Post dated December 18, 2017 titled “Andrew Jang/Drew Morrison Playing the NBA Players”
There has been a new twist in Morrison’s little schemes, as he never stops. You will definitely want to stay tuned with what is coming out on this website in the next month.