Keith King

In 1998, OffshoreAlert revealed there was an outstanding arrest warrant in South Africa for suspected fraud and forgery against Keith King, a British national who at the time was operating the First Nevisian stockbroking and corporate services group on the Caribbean island of Nevis.
Timeline
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March

1998

Arrest warrant out for First Nevisian principal Keith King

Readers who are considering doing business with the First Nevisian stock-broking and corporate services group in Nevis might like to know there is a warrant out in South Africa for the arrest of its key principal, Keith Leslie King. They may also be interested to learn that he set up a firm in Nevis after being kicked out of the Isle of Man, where his company, City & International Securities, also recently lost a £45,000 ($72,000) lawsuit brought by a former client. A second lawsuit against City & International Securities and King personally is due to be tried soon in the Isle of Man.
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April

1998

Nevis government supports First Nevisian boss despite arrest warrant

The Nevis government has thrown its support behind the First Nevisian stockbroking and corporate services group after Offshore Alert revealed last month that there is a current arrest warrant in South Africa for its main principal, Keith Leslie King, in relation to fraud and forgery charges and that he was kicked out of the Isle of Man by regulators. We have not heard from King or the Nevis government since we ran our article last month.
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May

1998

First Nevisian defends itself in erroneous press release

A press release claiming it is the victims of a 'smear campaign' briefly appeared on the web-site (www.firstnev.com) of the First Nevisian stockbroking and corporate services group recently before quickly being taken off. The release was in response to our article of March 31 that revealed the existence of an arrest warrant for First Nevisian's boss, Keith King, in South Africa, where he is wanted for questioning in relation to fraud and forgery offences, that his Isle of Man company had lost a recent lawsuit brought by a former client and that King had been declared to be ‘not a fit and proper' person to run a company in the Isle of Man.
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January

1999

Insider Talking: January 29, 1999

Cayman Islands Government award members huge salary increases, McKeeva Bush offers $200,000 to settle $1 million liability, according to First Cayman Bank liquidators; Antigua journalist Tim Hector continues to publish despite printing presses being destroyed in an arson attack, the dubious past of New Utopia conman Prince Lazarus Long, a.k.a. Howard Turney; First Nevisian Group forms Life Offshore Group of Companies, Barron's magazine rips into Agora's The Oxford Club.
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March

1999

Details of allegations against Keith King in South Africa

Further information came OffshoreAlert's way recently about the nature of the allegations that led to the South African authorities issuing an arrest warrant against Keith Leslie King, the senior principal of First Nevisian, a Nevis-based stockbroking/corporate services group.We have obtained a document that originated from the Director of the Office for Serious Economic Offences in Pretoria dated May 15, 1996 that states: "This office is presently conducting an investigation into alleged fraudulent transactions in South African gilts (government and municipal stocks). The alleged falsification of stock certificates is an important element of the investigation.
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August

1999

Keith King in legal setback in the Isle of Man

Keith King, the head of the Nevis-based First Nevisian corporate services/stockbroking group, has suffered a setback in his latest court battle in the Isle of Man with a former client, Virginia Anne Callow. King's inactive Isle of Man company, City & International Securities, is suing Callow for US$39,717 and £13,409 (approx. US$21,695), claiming the amounts are debit balances on personal trading accounts.
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January

2000

Insider Talking: January 31, 2000

Liquidators of First Cayman Bank reach settlement with former Cayman government minister McKeeva Bush, First Nevisian's Keith Leslie King testifies at civil trial in the Isle of Man, Jordan Bionda denies he is a fraudster, conman Keem Kalfon promotes his Global Heritage Asset Protection 'fund', attorney Julian Hall is declared bankrupt in Bermuda, Bermuda's international business sector voices concern over Government plans to introduce tougher new work permit rules for foreign workers, offshore crook Marc Harris compares himself to Albert Einstein, Florida judge orders Harris Organization to pay costs after losing a libel action against OffshoreAlert's publisher.
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February

2000

Insider Talking: February 29, 2000

Keith King and the Transglobal Investment Fund, Antigua PM Lester Bird seeks to have financial advisory lifted, Viktor Kozeny sued in the Bahamas, U. S. and Bermuda discuss new treaty, Quantum Trading offers suspiciously high returns, Mezzanine Capital in middle of pump and dump, and Michael Creft: From Manitoba Department of Highways employee to Grenada's chief offshore regulator
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May

2000

Resumption of Isle of Man trial involving Keith King company

A civil trial in the Isle of Man involving a company controlled by Keith King, the founding boss of the First Nevisian group in Nevis, was due to resume on May 30.The trial, which was adjourned earlier in the year, concerns a claim for GBP200,000 (approximately US$300,000) made against King's firm City & International Securities by former clients Virginia Anne Callow and Dr. Herbert Batliner, as Trustees of The Mannin Foundation.
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July

2000

The Mannin Foundation vs. City & International Securities Ltd.: Plaintiff’s Closing Submissions

The Mannin Foundation vs. City & International Securities Limited - Plaintiff's Closing Submissions - Isle of Man High Court of Justice - July 13, 2000
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August

2000

Keith King panned in Isle of Man judgment

A now defunct Isle of Man stockbroking company controlled by offshore businessman Keith King has lost a second civil lawsuit brought by a former client. Defendant City & International Securities was found to have illegally transferred GBP200,000 out of the account of The Mannin Foundation, of Liechtenstein, to fund a new stockbroking firm that collapsed within 12 months and was compulsorily wound up by the Isle of Man High Court.
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October

2000

Insider Talking: October 31, 2000

Midasco Gold Corp's dubious offshore private placement participants, Turks & Caicos Islands regulator issues warning against Orion Bank & Trust, Canadian lawsuit filed against Bermuda-based investment firm GulfStream Financial Ltd., prospectus for Bermuda Money Funds identifies long-deceased Bermudian attorney as its chairman, Better Business Bureau in Costa Rica angered by Harris Organization's false claim to be a member, New Utopia scam keeps going and going, superseding indictment brought against Nevis-based offshore provider Robin Cotterell.
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July

2001

First Nevisian group opens up in the Dominican Republic

The First Nevisian stockbroking and corporate services group, which is now known as The FN Group, has opened an office in the Dominican Republic, where it plans to relocate much of its business from Nevis.And the official line is still that Keith King "retired" from the group two years ago, even though he is listed as the administrative contact for its new Internet domain name of 'thefngroup.com', which was only created 12 months ago on June 20, 2000.
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October

2001

Insider Talking: October 31, 2001

More has become known about the re branding of the First Nevisian Group, which is now known as The FN Group, and the partial move from Nevis to the Dominican Republic, where its "strategic partner" is H. E. Partners, which
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July

2002

FN Group’s Redmond Capital files action against Canadian firm

Florida-registered Redmond Capital Corp., which is controlled by The FN Group (formerly First Nevisian), of Nevis, has filed a civil lawsuit in Canada in which it is seeking $150,000.The action was filed on July 15, 2002 at the British Columbia Supreme Court against Vancouver-based 584956 B.C. Ltd., which is controlled by Byron Loewen, Gary Mazzei and Gerry Caul.
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April

2004

Insider Talking: April 30, 2004

Ian Renert and his unlicensed Bahamas-based investment fund group receive $1.5 m in penalties in securities fraud action, London-based barristrer Lawrence Jones in messy legal battle with former fiancée, Keith King and the Dominican Republic's Central Bank, AT&T Corp. sues the Bahamas Tourist Office for an allegedly unpaid bill of $104,361, Royal Bank of Scotland refused to explain massive exposure to the Cayman Islands, civil complaints filed in the Turks and Caicos Islands against Professional Capital Ltd. and Intalco Management Ltd., US Government obtains order allowing it to seize $2.6 m of narcotics trafficking proceeds held at Barclays Bank (Bahamas), US Government applies to seize 55-feet catamaran passenger ferry called 'The Preference' moored in St. Vincent and the Grenadines, and Netherlands Antilles-domiciled Overseas World Marketing NV sues Motivational Marketing Inc. in Florida.
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August

2006

Bank of Bermuda asked ‘few questions’ in dubious offshore scheme, claim US Senate investigators

The Bank of Bermuda was a “key financial institution” in a scheme that allowed the billionaire founders of Bermuda-based life reinsurer Scottish Re Group Ltd. to avoid tens of millions of dollars in taxes and possibly break securities and anti-money laundering laws in the United States, it has been claimed.
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August

2006

US investigators hammer offshore providers

An offshore insurer whose directors include former Chairman of the Cayman Islands Monetary Authority Michael Austin may have been used to help an American family worth billions of dollars break U. S. tax, securities and money laundering laws.The allegations were made in a report entitled “Tax Haven Abuses: The Enablers, The Tools and Secrecy” that was published by the U. S. Senate Permanent Subcommittee on Investigations on August 1, 2006.