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Germany: Ferdinand Hoischen et al

Application for the appointment of a Commissioner to collect evidence for a criminal investigation in Germany into Ferdinand Hoischen and Jonny Franke for suspected fraud and money laundering.

Offshore bank owner Ferdinand Hoischen arrested in Germany

An offshore banker and an associate have been arrested in Germany on charges of perpetrating an $82 million fraud against approximately 7,000 investors, most of whom are believed to be German nationals.Ferdinand Hoischen, 53, of Vetlanda, Sweden, and Jonny Franke, 49, of Pirna, Germany, were arrested on Monday, March 31, 2003, according to a source who is familiar with the investigation.

Banc Caribe owner criticizes regulators

A part owner of the latest offshore bank to be closed down in Dominica has accused regulators of acting on incorrect information supplied by disgruntled management who had been fired only days before. "The government has made a dirty deal with the old management," said Ferdinand Hoischen, a German lawyer who beneficially owns Banc Caribe with Jonas Persson, of Sweden. "This is very political."