Rani Jarkas

‘Remove content about Rani Jarkas,’ requests reputation manager

Email to OffshoreAlert from online reputation manager William K. Mabra requesting the removal of content about his client, Rani Jarkas, who operates Cayman Islands-domiciled Cedrus Investments and who was banned for life from the U.S. securities industry by FINRA in 2014.

The Michael Alberga problem: What’s Cayman going to do about him?

In an article published today entitled 'Cayman company manager produced sham share register to protect client with huge debts in U.S.', OffshoreAlert tells the sorry tale of Cayman Islands attorney Michael Alberga and his firm's breathtakingly brazen attempts to conceal

Cedrus Investments Ltd.: ‘Current Register of Members’: June 6, 2013

Incomplete Register of Members for Cedrus Investments Ltd. - Obtained From Registered Agent on June 6, 2013. You will notice that Michael Alberga's International Corporation Services Ltd. has started using the phrase "Current Register of Members" in an apparent attempt to justify withholding information about past members.

Insider Talking: June 24, 2011

Retired FBI Agent Jerry Forrester's fondness for fraudsters; Cayman Finance's former Head of Marketing Denise Gower gushes about how wonderful Cayman's financial service sector is and then leaves to join one of its most dubious participants, Cedrus Investments; US court issues forfeiture warrant for narcotics trafficking-related funds held at Butterfield Bank and Scotia Bank & Trust (Cayman).

Insider Talking: March 24, 2011

Alleged fraudster Michael Guard rises to the top at dubious Capital Conservator Group; The sordid tale of disbarred Bahamas attorney Jan Ward; Arnold Forbes claims he intends to sue Canadian broadcaster CTV for implicating him in an alleged investment fraud; Stanford University Professor Dr. Thomas Kenney accepts advisory role with dubious offshore investment firm Cedrus Investments; and Cayman Islands-domiciled Alacrity Capital Offshore Fund and related parties are sued in a dispute over administrative fees.

Insider Talking: January 4, 2011

Canadian fraudster George Georgiou learns the hard way about consecutive sentencing in the USA; We reveal the identities of insiders - past and present - at Georgiou's 401 Capital Partners Inc.; Cayman Finance shares office with fraudster-friendly law firm Thorp Alberga.

Insider Talking: October 29, 2010

Any lingering hope anyone had that details of the Bermuda Monetary Authority's investigation into Lines Overseas Management in 2004 2005 would ever become public knowledge faded when LOM settled a fraud complaint brought by the U. S. Securities and Exchange

Cedrus Investments Ltd.: Register of Members (Falsified): July 7, 2010

Purported Register of Members for Cedrus Investments Ltd. obtained from registered agent on July 7, 2010.  Note: Although this document was certified as a "True and Correct Copy" of the Register of Members by Michael Alberga, on behalf of Cedrus Investments' registered agent, International Corporation Services Ltd., it is not; specifically it is missing entries from its registration on January 30, 2009 to March 15, 2010, inclusive. Alberga, who was also a director of Cedrus Investments, refused repeated requests to provide the missing information, in contravention of Section 44 of Cayman's Companies Law, until OffshoreAlert eventually obtained it nearly three years later.

Scandal-plagued, debt-ridden U. S. securities broker moves business to Cayman

A securities broker with a long history of complaints for dishonesty from regulators, customers and former employees in the United States has moved his operations to the Cayman Islands, leaving behind substantial unpaid corporate and personal debt. Rani Tarek Jarkas, 38, closed down Delaware-domiciled, San Francisco-based Global Crown Capital LLC last year after nearly eight years in business and moved to Grand Cayman, where he now operates GC Research Ltd. and Cedrus Investments Ltd., which were formed in Cayman on October 31, 2008 and January 30, 2009, respectively.