Uganda

USA v. Margaret Cole et al: Criminal Indictment

Criminal Indictment alleging violations of the Foreign Corrupt Practices Act involving "a criminal scheme to offer and pay bribes to Ugandan judges, Ugandan welfare officers, and other Ugandan officials to corruptly procure adoptions of Ugandan children" in USA v. Margaret Cole, of Ohio; Debra Parris, and Dorah Mirembe, of Uganda, at the U. S. District Court for the Northern District of Ohio.

Christine Grablis et al v. OneCoin Ltd. et al: First Amended Class Action Complaint

First Amended Class Action Complaint regarding an alleged cryptocurrency fraud in which much of the proceeds were allegedly laundered in the Cayman Islands and Ireland in Donald Berdeaux, of Montana, and Christine Grablis, of Tennessee v. OneCoin Ltd., of Bulgaria; Ruja Ignatova, of Bulgaria; Konstantin Igantov, of Bulgaria; Sebastian Greenwood, of Sweden; Mark Scott, of Coral Gables, Florida; Irina Andreeva Dilinska, David Pike, of Coral Gables, Florida, and Nicole J. Huesmann, of Coral Gables, Florida, at the U. S. District Court for the Southern District of New York.

USA v. Gilbert A. Ziegler et al: Third Superseding Indictment

Third Superseding Indictment in USA v. Gilbert A. Ziegler, a.k.a. Van A. Brink; Rita L. Regale, a.k.a. Rita Brunges; Douglas C. Ferguson, Robert J. Skirving, and Laurent E. Barnabe, a.k.a. Larry Barnabe, at the U. S. District Court for the District of Oregon.

FIBG fugitives arrested after shoot-out in Uganda

Two men who allegedly masterminded a $206 million offshore fraud and then fled to Uganda are back in the United States following a shoot-out that left a bodyguard dead.Former First International Bank of Grenada principals Van Arthur Brink, a.k.a. Gilbert Allen Ziegler, 53, and Douglas C. Ferguson, 71, were arrested by police at their residential complex in Kampala, Uganda on May 28.

Insider Talking: March 31, 2004

A company formed by British investment fraudsters Lincoln Fraser and Jared Brook to disrupt the administration liquidation of their failed Imperial Consolidated Group, including perpetrating an asset recovery fraud against Imperial's investors, is about to go the way of most,

USA v. Gilbert A. Ziegler et al: Second Superseding Indictment

Second Superseding Indictment in USA vs. Gilbert Allen Ziegler, a.k.a. Van Arthur Brink; Rita Regale, a.k.a. Rita Brunges; Douglas Ferguson, Robert Skirving and Laurent Barnabe, a.k.a. Larry Barnabe, at the U. S. District Court for the District of Oregon.

Insider Talking: September 30, 2002

The Imperial Consolidated fraud has taken a further turn for the bizarre with the distribution in September of several press releases, masquerading as news stories, by a newly incorporated British company called Matrix International (Management) Ltd., whose commercial address is

FIBG stripped of assets just before collapse, says liquidator

First International Bank of Grenada founder Van Brink stripped $4.5 million of assets out of the bank not long before it went bust, according to its liquidator.In his third report to creditors dated June 1, 2002, Marcus A. Wide, of PricewaterhouseCoopers, reported that details of the asset transfers were contained "unsigned minutes from FIBG's June 2000 Board of Directors meeting".

United Nations body acts against latest scam run by former FIBG group officer

A new scheme run by former First International Bank of Grenada group officer Doug Ferguson has been denounced as a fraud by a representative of an organization within the United Nations. Ferguson has distributed promotional brochures in an attempt to raise "donations" for a "Foundation" to purportedly fund the G77 Chamber of Commerce & Industry of Developing Countries.

Insider Talking: March 31, 2001

Former Bermuda insurance boss John McGarrity resurfaces in the Bahamas, Turks & Caicos Islands regulators issue warning about Petro Funds, Bahamas resident Yank Barry goes on trial in Texas, default judgment entered in U. S. against American International Bank (in receivership), Bahamas union boss negotiates for employees of Suisse Security Bank & Trust, a private letter from FIBG principal Van Brink hints at corrupt payments to influential individuals in Grenada.

FIBG put into liquidation, founder weds Ugandan woman half his age

A petition to wind-up the First International Bank of Grenada was filed by the Grenada government on January 12, with PricewaterhouseCoopers appointed as liquidator. In the petition, the government announced that US$206 million of clients' principal went into FIBG and that an additional US$266 million of interest is owed to creditors.

FIBG crook Van Brink marries young woman in Uganda

American conman Van A. Brink, the founding chairman and CEO of the First International Bank of Grenada, recently married a considerably younger local woman in Uganda, where he fled just before FIBG collapsed in 2000 with an estimated $150 million stolen from depositors.

Insider Talking: December 31, 2000

During the course of 2000, Offshore Alert received many telephone calls and e-mails from clients of The Harris Organization financial services group in Panama who claimed to have been defrauded of various amounts of money; After Tony Vigna was recently deported from Panama to face criminal charges in Miami, further details emerged of a fake British passport that was obtained for him by The Harris Organization when he fled the US before being indicted; Standard Hellier Bank and Allianz Trade Reinsurance web-sites become inactive after investigation by Offshore Alert; We have been told by the Grenada Supreme Court that between 10 and 15 civil lawsuits have now been filed against the First International Bank of Grenada group; The default judgment entered against the Bank of Bermuda in favor of the Receiver of the Cash 4 Titles alleged Ponzi scheme at a US federal court on November 20, 2000 was set aside ten days later; Clyde DHood, the small-town electrician in Illinois who persuaded thousands of suckers all over the world to mail him millions of dollars just by promising high returns, remains in jail after his bail application was turned down; Canadian crook Jordan Bionda seems to subscribe to the philosophy that 'the best form of defense is attack'; and Americans are regarded virtually all over the world as being parochial in that they tend not to travel abroad, generally know little about other countries or world affairs and, rather insultingly to the rest of the world's population, give themselves titles such as 'World Champions' when they win a national championship, be it in basketball, baseball, American football or whatever.

FIBG hooks up with Alexander’s World (Or could it be Wayne’s World)

Two more companies have listed on the sham Grenada-registered World Investors' Stock Exchange, bringing the total number of listed issuers to approximately 20. They are Bahamas-registered Alexander Development International Corporation and St. Vincent-registered Molecular Waste Technologies Inc.