Even though I thought Ed was shady and was watching him closely before he was shown the door, I never really saw anything that firmly should place him on the list.
Do I think he knew what he was doing when he sent a Dominican H Uphman instead of a Cuban? ............ YES!
Can I prove he did? .............. NO!
Several other concerns, lack of follow through, but no hard evidence that would warrant him being added unless someone was to come forward with something solid.
John hit it right on. I did not like the way it went down with the Anejo/Opus buy, not at all. I'm the one that called it out, got Moki involved, and after finding the guy on the scumbag list, made the call to Ed telling him he/we were sold fakes. Upon explaining what I do for a living and that it would probably be wise to let me get directly involved with getting the money back, he refused. From that point, there was VERY little communication and what email was received was vague. I have to question if I were not pushing Ed every week, every month to pay us back, would he have?
Another huge problem I had with it was Ed posting on another forum still dealing in cigars and such. Of course, there's no hard proof such as receipts or anyone stating he did, however do I believe he was still buying and selling behind the scenes? I do. Something just didn't sit right with the whole thing IMO. But, there's no proof of anything I speculate and although it did take over six months, I did get my money back.