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Offshore bankers told to pay-up or go to prison

Two former offshore bankers have been ordered to appear before a United States federal court in Illinois on August 31, 2006 to explain how they intend to pay a financial penalty of $7.2 million.If David Pollock and Paul Jones fail to show up, warrants for their arrest will be issued for contempt of court, stated U. S. District Judge Ronald A. Guzman in a judgment on August 3. Both are U. S. citizens, with Pollock currently residing in St. Lucia and Jones, a former bank examiner for the state of Ohio, living in Cape Coral, Florida, according to court records.

Banc Caribe Ltd.: Section 304 Petition

Section 304 Petition for Assistance in Insolvency Proceedings in Dominica by Marcus Wide, as the Foreign Representative of Banc Caribe Ltd., at the U. S. Bankruptcy Court for the Southern District of Florida.

Cayman authorities seek testimony of Cash 4 Titles criminals

The United States authorities have been asked to temporarily release four white-collar criminals from federal prisons so they can travel to the Cayman Islands to testify at a money laundering trial.They are Charles Richard Homa, 57; Michael Gause, 47; William Henry Black, 47; and James Albert Franklin, 36, who were all convicted of offenses involving a Ponzi scheme known as Cash 4 Titles.

Cayman Islands: Lewis Rowe et al

Application for the appointment of a Commissioner to collect evidence for a criminal investigation in the Cayman Islands into alleged money laundering by Lewis Rowe and Patrick Tibbetts regarding the Cash 4 Titles Ponzi scheme.

US court freezes assets of Dominica Gov’t-controlled bank

Nearly $5 million belonging to the government-controlled National Commercial Bank of Dominica has been frozen in the United States after an offshore bank client was found to be in contempt of court.The U. S. District Court for the Northern District of Illinois froze $4,793,472 at NCB's correspondent account at the Bank of America in Miami, Florida on July 9, 2003.

New Cash 4 Titles lawsuits filed against Bahamas firms

The Receiver of the Cash 4 Titles Ponzi scheme, which is estimated to have caused losses to investors of more than $300 million, has filed a lawsuit in the United States against three Bahamas-based firms. Leadenhall Bank and Trust Ltd., Axxess International Ltd. and Axxess International (Bahamas) Ltd. are defendants in an action filed at the U. S. District Court for the Northern District of Illinois on November 27, 2002.

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."

Insider Talking: October 31, 2002

In the wake of action taken by Swiss authorities against the Zurich based Sovereign Finance Group, which is being investigated for money laundering involving Russia and the Caribbean, regulators in St. Vincent & the Grenadines are taking action against Sovereign

Five years in prison for Cash 4 Titles boss Richard Homa

Another of the masterminds behind a massive investment fraud that cost the Bank of Bermuda tens of millions of dollars has been sentenced to five years in prison. Charles Richard Homa was also ordered to pay restitution of $157 million

Cash 4 Titles settlement opt-outs sue Bank of Bermuda

A new lawsuit has been filed against the Bank of Bermuda by victims of the Cash 4 Titles Ponzi scheme who have opted out of a $67.5 million settlement agreement with the bank. More than 40 plaintiffs filed an action under the Racketeering Influenced and Corrupt Organizations Act at the U.S. District Court for the Southern District of Florida on February 11, 2002.

Bank of Bermuda targeted in class action lawsuit

The Bank of Bermuda (Cayman) Limited is a defendant in a class action civil lawsuit filed in the United States on behalf of over 1,000 victims of an alleged $300 million Ponzi scheme known as Cash 4 Titles. The bank appears to be the 'deep pocket' of the eight named defendants in the complaint, which has been filed in Miami, Florida, under the Racketeering Influenced and Corrupt Organizations Act.

Cayman-based Ponzi scheme raised at least $45 million

At least $45 million from more than 500 investors went into a Cayman/US-based Ponzi scheme that is currently being liquidated, according to a report submitted to a US court as part of an SEC investigation. The net insolvency of the scheme, which revolved around a car title loan business called Cash 4 Titles, has not yet been determined since assets and liabilities are still being assessed.

Insider Talking: November 30, 1999

Cayman Islands Immigration Board approves Ann Nealon's work permit for Walkers law firm by a vote of two to one; Banc Caribe potential target for Cash 4 Titles victims; Antigua assures USA that William Cooper will be extradited; Scott Oliver leaves Lines Overseas Management; and Hundreds of Caribbean immigrants living in the US and residents of Dominica lose $1.2 million in investment scam.

Bank accounts frozen after Cash 4 Titles businessman arrested

Two weeks after an article in the September 30th edition of OffshoreAlert about a Bahamas-based mutual fund - Olympia Fund - that invests in a business known as Cash 4 Titles, C4T's funds were frozen following criminal and civil action in the United States.The problems came with the arrest in Fort Lauderdale on October 15 of Michael E. Gause, who helps to run the underlying business in which the fund invests.