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Posted: Friday, August 12, 2011

Posted: 11/2/2005 3:50:19 PM

By: littlejeff

Jerry Doron was the loader at Hanover.Al Funt has a long history of fraud.He ran a boiler room with his mistress Mary Anne in Belgium.


June 1998
Page 41

Q&A Tony Hetherington

A man with a past As a modest contribution to your files, I am sending you a clipping from the Neue Zurcher Zeitung, which mentions three
finance companies closed recently by the Swiss Banking Commission. They were all apparently controlled by two men, Max Noser and Arno Arndt. Let's hope that no readers of The International gave them money to invest!
H.H., Switzerland

Many thanks for the Zurich newspaper report. It is always useful to have these things to squirrel away in case the same people pop up again - and in this case, there is an instant connection to a company I wrote about last December. The firms closed by the Swiss authorities include Paramount Securities & Trust, in Freiburg, which is a sister company to Paramount Portugal, the boiler room broking operation raided and closed down by police in Lisbon.

The Portuguese firm has apparently pleaded that it did not realise it had to register and abide by local laws because it cleared its share deals through Switzerland, so it is good to see that both ends of the scam have now been terminated.

Despite the existence of the nominal parent company in Freiburg, Paramount was very much a Lisbon based business, and the ringleader has now been named as a Briton, David Lowry, who was born in Liverpool and lived on the Isle of Man for some time.

Mr Lowry is a very odd character. He claims to have been an academic high flyer in the 1970s, eventually becoming a law professor in Florida. But he is already in my files for something completely different.

Several years ago, investors were fleeced by an Amsterdam company called Hanover Asset Management, which used the usual glossy brochures and high pressure telephone calls to persuade people to invest in gemstones. Hanover's particular sales pitch - all lies was that Tamil rebels had blown up Sri Lanka's sapphire mines and there would soon be a world shortage!

According to the Amsterdam Chamber of Commerce, Hanover was controlled by a Manx company called Kirkfield Administrators, and Kirkfield itself was run by David Lowry. In fact, the links between Hanover and Paramount are even stronger. Mr Lowry's assistant at Paramount, who left the country after being granted bail, was a Dutch woman named Marianne van der Zwaan. And his right hand man at Paramount was a veteran Canadian share swindler, Al Funt. Both Ms van der Zwaan and Mr Funt were at Hanover in Amsterdam.

On April 22, Portuguese police charged David Lowry with fraud and other offences, including falsifying share certificates. He is now awaiting trial. There is no news of any developments which might help investors in the two penny stocks peddled by Mr Lowry, DW Filers and Global Connect Direct. Both are headed by the same man, an associate of David Lowry in Florida. DW Filters has collapsed now that Paramount is no longer around to promote the shares, and the outlook for Global Connect Direct can best be described as uncertain.

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Posted: 11/2/2005 3:25:31 PM

By: marianne van der zwaan

any info, would be great...

Posted: Friday, August 12, 2011

Posted: 11/4/2005 2:01:35 AM

By: lorne funt

Does Lorne still deal drugs?I know he was working with dear Dad at momentas fraud.

Posted: Friday, August 12, 2011

Posted: 11/3/2005 10:33:19 PM

By: phone guy

Still waiting for my last pay....Al!!!!!

Posted: Friday, August 12, 2011

Posted: 11/3/2005 5:42:50 PM

By: arno

I was running Dutch Diamond Dealers at the time ,and Jerry Doron and Al Funt were running Hanover with always wet Sue.Jerry is an old time rounder who doesn't like these 30 something hustler guys that think he's a looser.

Posted: Friday, August 12, 2011

Posted: 11/3/2005 4:13:08 PM

By: enoch bilinsky

Are these people operating from Spain ?

Posted: Friday, August 12, 2011

Posted: 11/3/2005 8:23:10 AM

By: steffan

What about mister Doron, and Mr Rash ??

Posted: Friday, August 12, 2011

Posted: 11/2/2005 4:47:55 PM

By: Helpful links (Al Funt / Arndt)

Link to thread mentions Al Fund

Link to thread Arndt, Paramount, Trans-National, Omnicorp, Swiss Equity Trust, and others.


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