On 31 August 2021, Charles Wayne Humble, the man behind the Computer Voice Stress Analyzer (CVSA), a quack device marketed to law enforcement agencies, filed for Chapter 7 bankruptcy on behalf of his company, NITV, LLC.
NITV has admitted in court that “the CVSA is not capable of lie detection”.
After NITV lost a demation lawsuit brought by competitor Elwood Gary Baker, Humble began running substantially the same business under the rubric of “NITV Federal Services, LLC.”
NITV, LLC never paid its judgment debt to Baker, and litigation by Baker in an attempt to collect on that debt is pending. Humble’s bankruptcy filing appears to be a naked attempt to stiff his creditors.
Humble lists $761,443.09 in unsecured claims against NITV, LLC. Apart from the quarter million dollar judgment debt to Baker, Humble also reports owing $329,076.19 in attorney fees to Brinkley Morgan of Fort Lauderdale and $139,266.90 in attorney fees to Seiden, Alder, et al. of Boca Raton. Humble also reports a $43,100 debt to himself for money loaned to NITV, LLC to pay attorney fees.
Despite these unpaid debts, NITV Federal Services, which took over NITV’s operations, reported $1,704,098 in revenue for 2018.
In his bankruptcy filing, Humble lists as his address a 5-bedroom, 8-bathroom West Palm Beach, Florida home that according to real estate website Zillow was purchased for $1,640,000 on 17 November 2020.