Humanitarian Drones, LLC

Daniel Herbert is not affiliated with Humanitarian Drones, LLC, nor HumanitarianDrones.org

This may seem like a rash headline.  However, what you are about to read is the reasoning.  To be clear.  As the owner of HumanitarianDrones, LLC and the domain HumanitarianDrones.org I had to separate myself from Daniel C. Herbert  I did offer to sell him the domain and LLC for less than it cost me.  However he has refused, and continues to do work as Humanitarian Drones (even though I have repeatedly request he ceases until he reimburses me). In the interest of full transparency, what you are about to see are actual documents, records, and emails.  Also, in the interest of protecting the privacy of the innocent certain names or personal information has been redacted.  We tried to be as conservative with our redactions as possible. It all started with:
"...I hope you enjoy F***ingmy husband.  You know he spent 11 years in prison and beats our child..."
This was a text sent to a female member of our group from Daniel's wife.  He explained it was her just being jealous and crazy.  However, when he proceeded to harass that same female member, I took it upon myself to do some research to check the veracity of this statement.  This is not an alleged harassment.  Charges were filed, and ultimately resolved through mediation. The allegation of "beating his child" turned out to have no paper trail, and I am willing to write this off as the rantings of a "lunatic" (the word Daniel used to describe his wife).  But...

Even a Broken Clock is Right Twice a Day...

Upon running several background checks on Daniel, here is what I found out:  

This mugshot was also texted to our female member, so it felt like a good place to start.  It can be found here: http://mugshots.com/US-Counties/Florida/Orange-County-FL/Daniel-C-Herbert.1975847.html

And Down the Rabbit Hole We Go...

Furthermore, we ran a "been verified" check on Daniel.  Here's that full report:

DH3_Redacted (FULL PDF REPORT)

Around page 10 is where it starts to become interesting.  If you question the veracity of this report, please feel free to run one yourself.  When Daniel was asked about the report, he claimed it was fiction.  So we went further...

Daniel Herbert Report_Redacted (FULL PDF REPORT)

Again, please feel free to run this same report yourself at CheckPeople.com

The bottom line is that Daniel's past is replete with Felonies which are focused around Forgery...

This time when confronted, Daniel stated that it was a long time ago, and he paid his penalty and he was just young and stupid.  We would be able to accept that... if it were true.  But we dug further...

Keep in mind also that when preparing for Hurricane Irma, each member was asked if they had any felony convictions to which Daniel answered very clearly, "no."

Insurance Fraud with Humanitarian Drones?

As the case is ongoing (the FBI is now involved), these can only be considered allegations.  Not actual convictions.  However we believe his past convictions combined with the evidence will allow you to form your own opinion.  Please note:  we did NOT report Daniel for this crime.  Costello Insurance did.

If he's a convicted felon... how did Daniel Herbert gain insurance from a reputable company like Costello?

This is the actual scan of Daniel's Costello insurance policy provided to Humanitarian Drones:     We emailed Costello to verify this policy... and here's what they said:   At this point, another pilot on the community contacted us, and ran a similar check with the same result.   Why?  He recieved an email stating that the female who filed harassment charges and myself were on a "campaign" to ruin him.  This was not the case. Next we know, we're getting contacted by the Arizona State Insurance Fraud investigator.

As you can see by the date on this email, we've known this for quite some time but had no interest in starting a war, nor damaging the drone community.  However, things have changed...

Not knowing any better, peers in the community have been attacking some of us in this group based on misinformation by Daniel Herbert.  It was never my goal to destroy his reputation.  However as he's embarked on (what appears to be) a slander campaign against me... I feel I must set the record straight. Our female member is also not the only one who has been harassed.  If you are a part of the drone community, and know Daniel, and are a part of the groups he manages... ask yourself... "where have all the females gone?"   As the owner of the domain and as the owner of the LLC, I am ashamed and embarrassed by Daniel's antics.  And as of this moment, I am officially SHUTTING DOWN HUMANITARIAN DRONES.  i WILL retain the LLC, and domain name so that it may not be used by anyone else.