HOUSTON – Quanell X doesn't bite his tongue, instead he says he's a voice for the voiceless.
But if you ask Veronica Cooper, he's no more than a swindler.
"Quanell has been stealing money from me and a lot of other people," Cooper said. "He's just another con man."
They are tough words coming from Cooper and a group of about a half dozen others accusing Quanell X of being a textbook example of greed and mistrust.
"He's like, 'You see me on TV. I'm always doing something. I'm always here. I'm here for the people.' What people?" Lesley Bradley said.
Bradley said she paid Quanell X $3,500 to help get media attention for her husband, who she said was wrongly convicted.
It's the same story from Charles Carter, whose daughter is behind bars on an aggravated robbery charge.
What happens next is unclear. Some have promised to sue Quanell X.
Others want their money back.
"I'd like for them to get reimbursed for the money that was spent," Cooper said.