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Fraud charges brought against three Axiom Legal Financing Fund insiders

Three UK nationals - Timothy Schools, Richard Emmett, and David Kennedy - have been criminally charged with fraud over their involvement with Cayman Islands-domiciled Axiom Legal Financing Fund, whose £100 million litigation funding-based investment scam collapsed after being exposed by OffshoreAlert eight years ago.

Barry Dickinson et al v. Quilter International Isle of Man Ltd.: Amended Complaint

Amended Claim Form and Particulars of Claim for damages in excess of £50 million for alleged negligence and misrepresentation regarding the sale of failed investment products, including New Earth Fund, Axiom Legal Financing Fund, LM Group of Funds, Eco Resources Fund, and Kijani Commodity Fund in Barry Dickinson, of Thailand, and other investors v. Quilter International Isle of Man imited, f.k.a. Old Mutual International Isle of Man Limited, f.k.a. Nel Britannia International Assurance Limited, f.k.a. Royal Skandia Life Assurance Limited, of the Isle of Man, at the Isle of Man High Court.

Peter Kells et al v. Friends Provident International Ltd.: Amended Complaint

Amended Claim Form and Particulars of Claim for damages in excess of £50 million for alleged negligence and misrepresentation regarding the sale of failed investment products, including New Earth Fund, Axiom Legal Financing Fund, LM Group of Funds, Eco Resources Fund, and Kijani Commodity Fund in Peter Kells, of Thailand, and other investors v. Friends Provident International Ltd., of the Isle of Man, at the Isle of Man High Court.

Steven Goodman v. DMS Governance Ltd.: Appeal Judgment

Judgment regarding an appeal against a lower court's dismissal of a claim against a Cayman Islands-based corporate services provider regarding Axiom Legal Financing Fund, described as having committed "a very substantial fraud in which over US$ 120 million ... was misappropriated by Tim Schools", in Steven Goodman, a lawyer specializing in litigation funding v. DMS Governance Limited at the Court of Appeal of the Cayman Islands.

Briton David Rae pleads guilty to money laundering in US

U.K. national David Rae, who was exposed by OffshoreAlert in 2012 for his role in a £100 million investment fraud by Cayman Islands-domiciled Axiom Legal Financing Fund, has pleaded guilty to money laundering in New Jersey regarding unrelated health care fraud schemes.

Axiom Legal Financing Fund v. Royal Bank of Scotland International Ltd.: Judgment on Summary Judgment Application

Judgment dismissing defendant's applications for summary judgment and strike out of Amended Particulars of Claim regarding a fraud committed by Cayman Islands-domiciled Axiom Legal Financing Fund in JP SPC 1 and JP SPC 4, both of the Cayman Islands, on behalf of Axiom Legal Financing Fund v. Royal Bank of Scotland International Limited at the High Court of Justice of the Isle of Man.

British lawyer George Lonsdale struck off for dishonesty

Yet another British lawyer - George Lonsdale - who was involved with the fraudulent Cayman Islands-domiciled Axiom Legal Financing Fund has been struck off for dishonesty, this time for stealing from an elderly client in an unrelated incident.

Axiom Legal Financing Fund fraudster David Rae arrested in US for ‘money laundering’

U.K. national David Rae, who in 2012 was exposed by OffshoreAlert as one of the main perpetrators of a £100 million investment fraud by Cayman Islands-domiciled Axiom Legal Financing Fund, is in custody in New Jersey after being indicted for money laundering twice in two days in separate US jurisdictions regarding alleged healthcare fraud schemes.

Eighth British attorney struck off over Axiom Legal Financing Fund fraud

Andrew Lindsay has become at least the eighth British attorney to be struck off due to involvement in the Cayman Islands-based Axiom Legal Financing Fund, which defrauded investors of more than £100 million before collapsing in 2012 after being exposed by OffshoreAlert. Another solicitor, Marina Frankel, was suspended indefinitely.

Investment Schemes + Conflicts of Interest = Loss of Capital

One of the quickest ways of detecting whether an investment opportunity is legitimate is to skip to the 'conflicts of interest' page of an offering memorandum. If it's not blank, don't invest.Conflicts are a clear sign that a scheme exists

Offshore insurer Gable Insurance ordered to stop writing new business

Liechtenstein insurer Gable Insurance, whose Cayman Islands parent is listed on the London Stock Exchange's AIM and which has provided apparently sham insurance for at least three investment schemes that swindled investors out of more than £200 million, has been ordered to stop writing new business by its local regulator.

British attorney Mark Lorrell suspended for misconduct

A British attorney - Mark Lorrell - has been suspended for misconduct while representing clients who, inter alia, were previously involved in a failed take-over of the fraudulently-operated Cayman Islands-domiciled Axiom Legal Financing Fund.

Tangerine Investment Management Ltd.: Assignment Order

Order authorizing the liquidators of Tangerine Management Limited (in Official Liquidation) to assign various causes of action against Timothy Schools, Dawn Cummings and DMS Offshore Investment Services Limited to Steven Jeremy Goodman at the Grand Court of the Cayman Islands.

JP SPC 1 and JP SPC 4: Order Approving Litigation Settlement

Order Approving Settlement with Timothy Schools, Dale Stephenson, Noble Finance Limited, Sadira Limited, Loret Investments Limited, Claire Schools, Solis International Foundation, Sophie Schools, Kellie Schools, Lisa Schools, Sara Stephenson, Kompali AG, Sarin International Foundation, Midus Assets LLC and Monty Holdings Limited In the Matter of JP SPC 1 and JP SPC 4, doing business as Axiom Legal Financing Fund, at the Grand Court of the Cayman Islands.

Portland Financial Management Group directors accused of ‘hampering’ liquidation

Secretive Delaware firm Treadstone Corporate Services LLC and two British nationals - Anthony Smith and Timothy Eddolls - who helped swindle investors in Cayman Islands-domiciled Axiom Legal Financing Fund have been accused of 'hampering' the liquidation of three investment firms in England that, like Axiom itself, appear to have been operated fraudulently.