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Win a pair of Bose QC15 headphones courtesy of OffshoreAlert Conference sponsor O'Neal Webster

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As an international businessperson you probably spend more time than you would like on a cramped plane flying from one jurisdiction to another. OffshoreAlert, in conjunction with O'Neal Webster, would like to make your next trip that much more pleasant by giving away a set of Bose QuietComfort 15 Acoustic Noise Cancelling Headphones, which is considered to be the Cadillac of headphones and is a favorite of frequent flyers.  

  

Enter using the form below through May 4 for your chance to win. Good luck!    

 

Promotion begins April 28, 2014 at 12:00 PM EST and ends May 4, 2014 at 11:59 PM EST, when all entries must be received. No purchase necessary.    

 

  

 

O'Neal Webster 
O’Neal Webster was founded in 1989 and has grown to become one of the leading commercial and litigation law firms in the British Virgin Islands. The firm provides legal advice and solutions of the highest quality to a broad client base, with particular emphasis on corporate & finance, trusts, funds, commercial litigation, corporate restructuring and insolvency. Our dedicated lawyers are consistently highlighted for their skill and experience within prominent industry and trade publications.  

Has 'Wolf of Wall Street' Jordan Belfort reformed? You be the judge

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Has 'Wolf of Wall Street' Jordan Belfort reformed? You be the judge
There's compelling evidence that Jordan Belfort - the self-styled 'Wolf of Wall Street' - is as slippery now as he was when he was swindling pensioners and others out of their life savings in a securities fraud committed more than 20 years ago.

Recently-filed documents filed at federal court in the United States suggest that he has voluntarily paid little to satisfy a $110 million judgment against him in 2003, despite his public claims that he would contribute 100% of his revenues from his books and the Martin Scorsese movie.

Instead, prosecutors have accused him of being "delinquent in his payments" and of using an array of companies to avoid paying restitution to his victims, while Belfort is trying to wriggle out of the judgment by claiming that his obligation to pay restitution ended when his period of supervised release finished in 2009.

Meanwhile, last month, a producer with the news magazine program 'Inside Edition' filed a request at federal court in New York for a list of the victims of Belfort's fraudulently-operated firm Stratton Oakmont.

In his letter to the judge, Larry Posner wrote that "… Mr. Belfort seems to minimize the damage he's caused his victims. He's been quoted in the press saying, "We were calling very wealthy people, and you weren't losing people's life savings." I have personally spoken to victims who are still paying the price of Mr. Belfort's crimes and are in no way considered wealthy. Many victims are upset how the recent movie The Wolf of Wall Street glamorized Mr. Belfort life without focusing on the hardships his crimes causes to the victims of Stratton Oakmont.

"In this light, I would like to request a copy of the victim's names and corresponding individual damages that Mr. Belfort owes in restitution as a result of his crimes. I would like to report the stories of the many victims who have received little attention and have suffered greatly. I would contact individuals and get their permission to be included in the report. I make this request in the public interest as a journalist."

At next month's OffshoreAlert Conference, the FBI Agent who investigated Belfort in the 1990s, Gregory Coleman, and the former Assistant U. S. Attorney who prosecuted him, Joel Cohen, will provide first-hand accounts of what really took place in the Belfort/Stratton Oakmont case, as opposed to what Belfort and move director Martin Scorsese want you to believe.

The 12th Annual OffshoreAlert Conference will take place at The Ritz-Carlton, South Beach in Miami Beach, Florida on May 4-6.

The conference will show participants in international finance how to identify, analyze, and exploit opportunities, how to avoid legal and risk pitfalls, and remedies that are available if your once-promising deal turns sour. You will also make great contacts by mingling with the crème de la crème in the private and public sectors of numerous onshore and offshore jurisdictions.

Our Miami Beach event attracts attendees from more than 25 countries in different continents. Our event is for everyone who is involved in international finance – in any capacity. High Net Worth Individuals. Officers & Directors. Auditors. Bankers. Company Administrators. Attorneys. Tax Advisers. Compliance Officers. Money Managers. Investors. Investigators. Regulators. Law Enforcement.

Download the full agenda here. Register online here.

Learn How to Leverage Social Media Monitoring & Analytics to Detect Fraud

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Learn How to Leverage Social Media Monitoring and Analytics to Detect FraudSocial media monitoring, the active monitoring of social media channels for information about an individual, organization or brand, is becoming common in the private sector as companies listen to gauge brand sentiment and competition.

At next month’s OffshoreAlert Conference (May 4-6, Miami Beach), fraud experts will demonstrate how organizations can leverage the concepts and techniques of social media monitoring and apply specialized analytics to add a valuable dimension to investigations involving fraud. Mining social media for commercial applications including predicting risk, due diligence, investigations, and security related incidents provides timely, relevant details to enhance such inquiries.

"Leveraging social media monitoring and analytics to detect fraud" is one of 22 sessions about international finance that will comprise The 12th Annual OffshoreAlert Conference, which will take place at The Ritz-Carlton, South Beach in Miami Beach, Florida on May 4-6.

As in previous years, the conference program showcases high-profile speakers and our industry's most topical sessions for those in the highest end of international finance.

Tickets for this event or the video webcast for those that can not attend are available for purchase here. Download the full agenda here

Cayman's 'Operation Tempura' to be analyzed at next month's OffshoreAlert Conference

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One of the most controversial criminal investigations in the history of the Cayman Islands - known as 'Operation Tempura' - will be scrutinized at next month's OffshoreAlert Conference.

What began as an investigation into suspected corruption between a police officer and a local newspaper quickly spiraled out of control as the Police Commissioner was suspended and fired, a judge arrested and then awarded substantial damages for wrongful arrest, an attorney disbarred and then re-instated, and many millions of dollars of public funds spent.

Martin Bridger, the former Senior Investigator of Operation Tempura, will discuss the investigation during a conference session that will also include former Cayman Auditor General Dan Duguay and former covert participating informant John Evans. The session will be moderated by journalist Brent Fuller, of Cayman Free Press.

"Inside the Cayman Islands: The 'Operation Tempura' Affair" is one of 22 sessions about international finance that will comprise The 12th Annual OffshoreAlert Conference, which will take place at The Ritz-Carlton, South Beach in Miami Beach, Florida on May 4-6.

As in previous years, the conference program showcases high-profile speakers and our industry's most topical sessions and is the premier event for those in the highest end of international finance, attracting 250+ offshore stakeholders from Europe, UK, USA, Canada and key offshore jurisdictions.

Download the latest agenda here. Register here.

 

Inside One of the World's Largest Civil Asset Recovery Programs

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In 2009, the Government of the Turks and Caicos Islands engaged British law firm Edwards Wildman to recover thousands of acres of land, including prime ocean-front property, and other valuable assets that had been misappropriated by politicians and their foreign, private-sector accomplices. It was part of a wider attempt to turn around the economy and reputation of the TCI.

In the ensuing four years, more than 3,000 acres and over $20 million in cash has been recovered for the Government.

TCI MapAt next month's OffshoreAlert Conference in Miami Beach, Florida, Edwards Wildman partner James Maton will take attendees behind-the-scenes of one of the largest civil asset recovery programs in the world, explain the intricacies and difficulties of recovering misappropriated assets, and discuss whether the same techniques can be applied in similar jurisdictions.

"Many claims have involved Court proceedings and trials in the Turks & Caicos Islands Supreme Court, both at first instance and the Court of Appeal, and the team has dealt with three appeals to the Privy Council so far," according to Edwards Wildman.

The session will form part of The 12th Annual OffshoreAlert Conference, which will be held at The Ritz-Carlton, South Beach in Miami Beach, Florida on May 4-6, 2014.

The conference will show participants in international finance how to identify and exploit financial opportunities, how to avoid legal and risk pitfalls, and how to recover assets if your once-promising business deal turns sour. You will also make great contacts by mingling with the crème de la crème in the private and public sectors of numerous onshore and offshore jurisdictions.

Our Miami Beach conference attracts attendees from more than 25 countries in different continents and is aimed at anyone who is involved in the highest-levels of international finance. These include: High Net Worth Individuals. Officers & Directors. Auditors. Bankers. Attorneys. Tax Advisers. Compliance Officers. Money Managers. Investors. Investigators. Regulators. Law Enforcement.

If you're in high finance, you should be in South Beach next month.

Tickets to this event may be purchased here.    
 

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