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Anonymous
Posted: Saturday, August 13, 2011

Posted: 1/8/2010 7:39:49 AM

By: David Marchant

Re. "... Dominca shut down Bank Caribe which was recognized as the best bank in the "offshore environment ...".

FYI, Banc Caribe was forcibly closed down in 2003 due to concerns over how it was being operated. Much of its capital came from an investment fraud known as Cash 4 Titles.

One of Banc Caribe's beneficial shareholders, Charles Richard Homa, pleaded guilty to fraud and money laundering in New York and was sentenced to five years in prison. In a separate civil case in Illinois, arrest warrants for two other managers/shareholders of Banc Caribe, David Pollock and Paul Jones, were issued for contempt of court for failing to obey court orders regarding payment of a $7.2 million fine that had been imposed against them for using Banc Caribe to siphon off and launder funds from the C4T scam.

Another shareholder, Ferdinand Hoischen, was arrested in Germany in 2003 charges of perpetrating an $82 million fraud against approximately 7,000 investors.

Hardly criteria to support your statement that Banc Caribe was "recognized as the best bank in the offshore environment".

The bank had little to zero credibility.


Anonymous
Posted: Saturday, August 13, 2011

Posted: 1/6/2010 7:43:48 PM

By: tony

David,

Nice answer - I don't like you throwing old dirt in my face - so it is easier to bring up a bunch of old mistruths, and let new paying visitors think I am immortal. David, I was giving a compliment, you were the best. As you are fully aware - based upon your own knowledge - not one of the individuals you listed - including my father were every summoned, because no crime was commited. BTCB was set up by an FBI agent in Miami, that wanted to move monies through the bank. Okay, he was turned down and he got pissed - the US government promised "we are broke" dominica the worls. Hell Dominca shut down Bank Caribe which was recognized as the best bank in the "offshore enviroment" becuase the US promised millions in AID. NO MONIES CAME. The famous offshore report by the senator and Al Gore, as everyone within the offshore community knew, was the single dumbest thing every written. Two of the companies that were mentioned did not even exist at the time. He should have read the report and made his staff accountable - I guess that nothing has changed, politicians still don't read what the vote on today. I will grant you one point Mr. Cline, was found guilty - after the CFTC spent the vast majority of the clients money through their trustee on legal fees, of one count of mail fraud. Hello David, they went after him for millions of dollars and something like 36 counts of moneylaundering etc. at least that was what I read in the Portland newspaper. Anybody got a clue why Stanford has not come to trial? Smells the same to me... David, it is better to tell the truth then to believe what you read in the media. Do I need to send you the documentation - or will be honest enought to post it yourself. Keeping you fair and honest (fox news)

tony


Anonymous
Posted: Saturday, August 13, 2011

Posted: 1/6/2010 4:46:38 PM

By: David Marchant

Anyone who wants to read about Tony Betts and his involvement with the fraudulently-operated British Trade and Commerce Bank and forex fraudster Russell Cline can view articles in our 'Story Library'.

If you don't feel like shelling out any money, you can read about him and his father, George Betts, in the report entitled 'Corresp;ondent Banking: A Gateway to Money Laundering' that was published by the U. S. Senate Permanent Subcommittee on Investigations in 2001. A free copy of the report is available at http://hsgac.senate.gov/psi_finalreport.pdf.


Internal Administrator
Posted: Saturday, August 13, 2011
Joined: 10/12/2010
Posts: 5780


Posted: 1/5/2010 6:14:53 PM

By: tony betts

David,

I am beyond ashamed - a decade ago, when you had control of the message board and a pulse on the outside world - you were the "facebook"for the offshore community.

Now it is just another feed http://hosted.ap.org/dynamic/fronts/RAW?SITE=AP&SECTION=HOME

What happen, you use to harass, exploit, challenge those of us that worked hard in the offshore industries. Now your members report the same news that everyone sees - where is the ambition what is the challenge?

Nine years ago I wasted three days of time, replying to the non-factual BS of one of the wanna be professionals- and like a gentleman you took the postings away, because the truth makes a difference.

I know the offshore industry is dead, after the patriot act you predicted and we all knew we were dead - but why would you kill something that kept you in business - your current postings look like fox news.

So I make you a deal, all of us that you were forced to answer your queries are alive and well and have kept our liscenses current. As every American knows the SEC, IRS and CFTC are the finest in the world and have never missed an opportunity to promote themselves. Obama is going to convince every rich tax payer to pay what they owe. Which I doubt would lead to a uprising by payers and certainly not a regeneration of offshore accounts - people like paying for something they can't see. Hmmm sounds business might be gonna pick up - sadly though most of the jurisdications that you use to pick on- dominica, anguilla, nevis, antigua etc have finished with the false promises from the US and are relying on economic aid from Venezuela, China and Taiwan- and omg the US dollar is worthless against most major currencies - so keep a euro account.

What you think?

Should we go to bat again.

All my best and really david I do miss the battles- you were the best...

tony from dominica


Anonymous
Posted: Saturday, August 13, 2011

Posted: 1/24/2010 5:56:37 PM

By: tone

David,

Again you have simply stated what the US government has given you as facts -once again showing that not only are you not authority of anything, but quite frankly another stooge - in your case curly. how is the AP reporting?

BTCB was never involved in any scandal - it was BTCF - check with moe at the FBI - Mother of God, do you think the Dominican authorities could every get the FBI to sentence anyone in Dominica. Adolpho was screwed, convicted by the the FBI in Miami in a sting- BTCB told the MOE to shove his money up his ass (FBI term). MOe went after others, but pretty much everyone knew he was a "Miami vice" wannna be by then.

Orion: David you are not a genius, You tell me - who has the right to move money within an offshore account. Would it suprise that Russ Cline never had authority to move monies within the Orion accounts and that the chief CFTC witnesses Kristi, Todd, et all were the only ones that could transfer monies?

Does that scare you?

Want proof - I got a whole warehouse that would blow the CFTC. Offered to them - but as they told me - we have our case done.

David, start investigating again and stop being a stooge.

tony

PS - I love April from Orion - but she was not the smartest student in class - to quote from her would be like me saying david Marchant understands NASCAR


Anonymous
Posted: Saturday, August 13, 2011

Posted: 1/17/2010 6:00:57 AM

By: David Marchant

While I am not surprised that you are lying, I am somewhat surprised that you are making claims that can be definitively proven to be false.

It is also crystal clear to me from your comments that, apart from being dishonest, you are an imbecile.

These are the facts:

Rodolfo Requena, BTCB's CEO, pleaded guilty to money laundering at the U. S. District Court for the Southern District of Florida on May 9, 2002 and he was sentenced to 30 months in prison on July 17, 2002. Several articles about the criminal action against Requena can be found by searching Google for 'rodolfo requena money laundering'.

Far from being "wrong again", judgment in the amount of $10 million was indeed entered against BTCB in a civil action at the Circuit Court of the Eleventh Judicial Circuit for Miami-Dade County, Florida. Final judgment was entered on February 6, 2002, which anyone can see for free by searching the court records at http://www2.miami-dadeclerk.com/civil/Search.aspx. The plaintiff in the case is British Oil Refining Company Ltd., which was domiciled in the Bahamas.

Since Tony Betts seems to be incapable of doing any credible research himself, I have copied and pasted a copy of the docket sheet at the very end of this posting.

For the record, BTCB was a criminal enterprise from top to bottom. It had bogus capital and was heavily engaged in fraud and money laundering.

Re. "Orion was never incorporated in Dominica it was done in Nevis, Dubai, Samoa never dominica."

I never stated that Orion was incorporated in Dominica. Orion utilized several jurisdictions, apparently for no other reason than to make its fraudulent activities more difficult to investigate and to also make it more difficult for victims to recover their assets. For example, Orion's domain name was registered to 'Orion International' with an address of 'Level 2, Lotemau Centre, Apia, Western Samoa' and its web-site was hosted in Dubai's 'Internet City'. The company was managed from Oregon and partly administed in Dominica.

Orion was primarily in the USA but it was also partly administered in Dominica. In an affidavit from IRS Special Agent Amy Blaser on May 19, 2003 in support of a search and seizure warrant, she stated that the resume of one of Orion's managers, April Duffy, stated that Duffy worked as an "Administrative Assistant" from 1999 to 2002 for "Orion International, 1, Roseau, Dominica".

Shortly after Orion collapsed, Tony Betts and his business partner, Jeanne Varra, helped Cline set up a new forex scam in Dominica using names such as OffshoreFX Corp. and Roseau Holdings.

OffshoreAlert has reported extensively about the above and these articles can be found in our 'Story Library'.

Re. "OMG you are the A.P source - you do not even question the facts- you are not giving your readers the truth - most of us that were in the offshore field, a hundred years ago, felt that you were a stooge for the US government - and now you have shown that you not only are you a stooge but take it deep in the throat."

What on earth are you babbling about? The AP link that you provided goes to the AP's home page where the headlines for its latest articles are viewable. It was unclear to me then and it is unclear to me now why you posted this link and what you thought it was relevant to. To post a link to AP's home page and put this forward as evidence that I am "a stooge for the US government" is bizarre, to say the least.

* The docket for the Florida court action in which a $10 m judgment was entered against BTCB (even though Betts claims it was not) appears below.


BRITISH OIL REFINING CO LTD vs BRITISH TRADE & COMMERCE BANK LTD


Case Number (LOCAL): 2000-31475-CA-01 Dockets Retrieved: 82 Filing Date: 12/05/2000

Case Number (STATE): 13-2000-CA-031475-0000-01 Judicial Section: 30

Date Book/Page Docket Entry Comments
12/05/2003
NOTICE OF UNAVAILABILITY/ABSENCE
11/18/2003
NOTICE OF UNAVAILABILITY/ABSENCE DECEMBER 23, 2003 THRU JANUARY 5, 2004
08/12/2002
NOTICE OF HEARING- MOTIONS 08/28/2002 : 09M30 A
07/05/2002
MOTION FOR EXTENSION OF TIME
06/06/2002
NOTICE OF UNAVAILABILITY/ABSENCE JUNE 17-JUNE 21, 2002
06/03/2002
MOTION FOR EXTENSION OF TIME
05/31/2002 20419 / 3353
Pages: 2 COURT ORDER BK:20419 PG:3353 GRANTING MTN TO DISBURSE MONIES FROM TRUST ACCOUNT
05/06/2002
NOTICE OF HEARING- MOTIONS 05/30/2002 : 09M30 A
05/06/2002
TEXT MOTION TO DISMISS
04/29/2002
MOTION FOR EXTENSION OF TIME
04/22/2002
CANCELLATION NOTICE 04/30/2002 : 09M30 A
04/08/2002
CANCELLATION NOTICE 04/16/2002 : 09M30 A
04/08/2002
MOTION: TO DISBURSE FUNDS FROM TRUST ACCOUNT
04/05/2002
CANCELLATION NOTICE 04/16/2002 : 09M30 A
04/05/2002
MOTION: TO DISBURSE FUNDS FROM TRUST ACCOUNT
04/01/2002
MOTION FOR EXTENSION OF TIME
03/11/2002
MOTION FOR EXTENSION OF TIME
02/11/2002 20197 / 1596
Pages: 4 COURT ORDER BK:20197 PG:1596 APPROVING STIP. FOR ENTRY OF JUDGMENT AGREEMENT
02/06/2002 20186 / 2455
Pages: 2 COURT ORDER BK:20186 PG:2455 GRANTING MTN TRANSFER MONIES INTO TRUST ACC $5,815.41
02/06/2002 20186 / 2457
Pages: 2 FINAL JUDGMENT J $ 0.00 BK:20186 PG:2457 DN01 DN02 DN03 DN04
02/06/2002
MOTION TO TRANSFER
02/06/2002
ORDER: LIFTING STAY & GRANTING LEAVE TO FILE AMENDED COMPLAINT
02/05/2002
ORDER: GRANTED MOTION TO WITHDRAW
01/22/2002
MOTION: TO LIFT STAY
01/22/2002
NOTICE OF HEARING- MOTIONS 02/06/2002 AT 09:30 AM
01/18/2002
NOTICE OF HEARING- MOTIONS 02/06/2002 AT 09:30 AM
01/18/2002
TEXT FAX MOTION TO LIFT STAY
01/15/2002
NOTICE OF HEARING- MOTIONS 02/13/2002 AT 09:30 AM
01/15/2002
TEXT MOTION TO WITHDRAW
01/14/2002
NOTICE: OF APPEAANCE OF PRICEWATERHOUSECOOPERS (W.I.) INC.
01/14/2002
NOTICE: OF APPEARANCE-PRICEWATERHOUSECOOPERS INC.
07/13/2001
NOTICE: HEARING 7/31/01 @ 9:30 AM, MTN NOT HEARD
07/05/2001
NOTICE: OF HEARING - 07-18-01@9:30 - MTN NOT HEARD ON MTN CAL.
07/02/2001
SUBPOENA RETURNED
06/27/2001 19744 / 26
Pages: 1 COURT ORDER BK:19744 PG:0026 GRANTING MTN FOR CLARIFICATION OF DFT
06/21/2001
NOTICE OF HEARING- MOTIONS 07/03/2001 AT 09:30 AM
06/20/2001
MOTION FOR REHEARING
06/14/2001
NOTICE OF HEARING- MOTIONS 06/27/2001 AT 09:30 AM
06/14/2001
TEXT MOTION FOR CLARIFICATION OF DEFENDANT RODOLFO REQUENA
06/11/2001
OBJECTION: TO PRODUCTION
06/06/2001
ORDER ON MOTION TO COMPEL
06/01/2001
NOTICE: OF INTENT TO SERVE SUBPOENAS
05/30/2001
NOTICE: OF VACATION - 7-23-01 - 8-2-01
05/07/2001
NOTICE OF FILING: SENATE REPORT - BULKY DOC. FILED IN BASEMENT
05/07/2001
RESPONSE: IN OPPOSITION TO MOTION TO DISMISS
04/19/2001
MOTION TO DISMISS BRITISH TRADE & COMMERCE BANK, LTD.
04/18/2001
NOTICE OF FILING: DOC. OPPOSITING TO MTN TO DISMISS FIRST EQUITY HOLDINGS
04/18/2001
NOTICE OF FILING: DOC. OPPOSTING TO MTN TO DISMISS FIRST EQUITY OF FLA.
03/14/2001
ORDER GRANTING PROTECTIVE ORDER
03/12/2001
NOTICE OF UNAVAILABILITY/ABSENCE
02/26/2001
MEMORANDUM OF LAW
02/26/2001
MOTION TO DISMISS COMPLAINT
02/26/2001
MOTION: FOR ADMISSION
02/26/2001
NOTICE OF HEARING- MOTIONS 03/14/2001 AT 09:30 AM
02/26/2001
NOTICE OF HEARING- MOTIONS 03/14/2001 AT 09:30 AM
02/12/2001
MOTION FOR PROTECTIVE ORDER
02/12/2001
NOTICE OF HEARING- MOTIONS 02/22/2001 AT 09:30 AM
02/08/2001
NOTICE OF HRG SPECIAL APPT 04/24/2001 AT 03:25 PM
02/02/2001
NOTICE NOT TIMELY FILED 02/08/2001 AT 09:30 AM
01/31/2001
MOTION TO COMPEL
01/31/2001
MOTION TO DISMISS BRITISH TRADE & COMMERCE BANKD & RODOLFO REQUENA
01/30/2001
ORDER: FOR EXTENSION OF TIME
01/29/2001
NOTICE OF HEARING- MOTIONS 02/08/2001 AT 09:00 AM
01/24/2001
MOTION FOR EXTENSION OF TIME
01/22/2001
AFFIDAVIT OF: OF SERVCIE RTD ON FIRST EQUITY HOLDING CORP. 12-28-00
01/22/2001
AFFIDAVIT OF: OF SERVICE RTD ON BRITISH TRADE & COMMERCE - 01-12-01
01/22/2001
AFFIDAVIT OF: OF SERVICE RTD ON BRITISH TRADE & COMMERCE BANK 12-28-00
01/22/2001
AFFIDAVIT OF: OF SERVICE RTD ON FIRST EQUITY CORP. - 12-26-00
01/22/2001
AFFIDAVIT OF: OF SERVICE RTD ON RODOLFO REQUENA - 01-12-01
01/22/2001
NOTICE OF FILING: COPIES OF RETURN OF SERVICE FOR SUBPOENA FOR DEPO.
01/22/2001
NOTICE OF FILING: RTD OF SERVICE FOR SUMMONS AND VERIFIED COMPLAINT
01/18/2001
SERVICE RETURNED BADGE # 1071 P 01/12/2001 DN01
01/18/2001
SERVICE RETURNED BADGE # 1071 P 01/12/2001 DN04
01/18/2001
SERVICE RETURNED BADGE # 1071 P 12/28/2000 DN01
01/18/2001
SERVICE RETURNED BADGE # 1071 P 12/28/2000 DN02
01/18/2001
SERVICE RETURNED BADGE # 555555 P 12/26/2000 DN03
01/16/2001
NOTICE OF TAKING DEPOSITION
01/16/2001
SUBPOENA RETURNED
12/05/2000
CIVIL COVER
12/05/2000
COMPLAINT
12/05/2000
DEMAND FOR JURY TRIAL
12/05/2000
SUMMONS ISSUED DN01 DN02 DN03 DN04


Anonymous
Posted: Saturday, August 13, 2011

Posted: 1/16/2010 8:03:38 PM

By: tony

David,

OMG you are the A.P source - you do not even question the facts- you are not giving your readers the truth - most of us that were in the offshore field, a hundred years ago, felt that you were a stooge for the US government - and now you have shown that you not only are you a stooge but take it deep in the throat.

You wrote according to some headline that you saw:

"In 2002, Rodolfo Requena, the former Chairman/President of now-defunct British Trade and Commerce Bank, was sentenced to 30 months in prison at federal court in Miami after pleading guilty to money laundering."

Requena. a none english speaking individual was set up by an english only FBI agent through BTCF, a miami company, to launder funds through BTCB - BTCB, my father said no - FBI agent was pissed and went to Treasury

You wrote according to some headline:

"Also in 2002, a judgment for $10 million was entered against BTCB in a civil action at the Circuit Court of the Eleventh Judicial Circuit for Miami-Dade County, Florida."

Wrong again - BTCF

You wrote according to source "god knows

"Orion International collapsed in Dominica in 2002."

Orion was never incorporated in Dominica it was done in Nevis, Dubai, Samoa never dominica

You wrote "to make something more than it was":

In 2006, the operator of Orion International, Russell Cline (a former house painter turned offshore fund trader), was sentenced to 97 months in prison after pleading guilty to two counts of fraud and one count of money laundering at the U. S. District Court for the District of Oregon. Cline defrauded investors in Orion International out of more than $20 million.

Have no doubts about this statement - but Russ never had signatory authority on any bank account - only the CFTC witnesses had authority - If you have the balls I will give the names, transactions and beneficiaries signed of by the witnesses for CFTC. You cam make it right for the investors that lost because of the CFTC, but I doubt you would go against you "brother" - there was 2.5 million to give, but the Federal trustees took it all. Can be proven



"Your father, George Betts, himself a convicted criminal, was a senior officer and director of BTCB and you were involved with both BTCB and Russell Cline."

My father was convicted of a felony - when he had a plant in idaho that produced a glue type by product - he hired a "local" guy to take it to the dump - the guy did not and dumped on some guys land. My father has no clue who russ cline is - and I am thinking that you never spent the time to figure it out. Once again David, you give headline - not news you have lost your investigative abilities - but hey everyone is a stooge for OBama

tony



Anonymous
Posted: Saturday, August 13, 2011

Posted: 1/10/2010 8:05:36 AM

By: David Marchant

Re. "...can you admit you were wrong on what you said about BTCB ... or Orion ..."

Let's look at the facts.

In 2002, Rodolfo Requena, the former Chairman/President of now-defunct British Trade and Commerce Bank, was sentenced to 30 months in prison at federal court in Miami after pleading guilty to money laundering.

Also in 2002, a judgment for $10 million was entered against BTCB in a civil action at the Circuit Court of the Eleventh Judicial Circuit for Miami-Dade County, Florida.

Orion International collapsed in Dominica in 2002.

In 2006, the operator of Orion International, Russell Cline (a former house painter turned offshore fund trader), was sentenced to 97 months in prison after pleading guilty to two counts of fraud and one count of money laundering at the U. S. District Court for the District of Oregon. Cline defrauded investors in Orion International out of more than $20 million.

Your father, George Betts, himself a convicted criminal, was a senior officer and director of BTCB and you were involved with both BTCB and Russell Cline.


Anonymous
Posted: Saturday, August 13, 2011

Posted: 1/8/2010 6:59:57 PM

By: tony

David,

Again you are correct,

I read "cowboy boots" PWC statement www.pwc.com/en_CA/ca/car/tradex/assets/tradex-011_021105.pdf

and agree with your statement - when I was there PWC was trying to protect Bank Carib assets from the US governement and its "infamous" trustees. quote from Mr. Fish - though they were pretty proud that afte thier fees 80% of the monies would be returned to the investors.

Okay I am wrong, can you admit you were wrong on what you said about BTCB (I think you met BTCF) or Orion - or will you give me the opportunity to post the truth?

David if you dont want this on the message board - then I understand - just email and we can hash it out that way. I think we have a ton of background that your readers might not what to partcipate in. If you don't want me to post then just say it.

Never hide from the name that was given you ( especially on a message board)

tony


 

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