Ralph Janvey, as Receiver for the Stanford Receivership Estate; The Official Stanford Investors Committee, Sandra Dorrell, Samuel Troice, and Michoacan Trust v. Greenberg Traurig, LLP, Hunton & Williams, LLP, and Yolanda Suarez at the U. S. District Court for the Northern District of Texas.
A Florida based stock promoter with a checkered past has been served with a subpoena on behalf of the liquidators of collapsed Cayman Islands based stock broker SEGOES Services Ltd. Howard Gostfrand, of Miami Beach, and his Florida incorporated stock
Three former senior officers of The Harris Organization, which defrauded clients out of tens of millions of dollars before collapsing in 2002, are back in business in Panama. Lawrence George Gandolfi, 65, a.k.a. Larry Gandolfi Christopher Glover Davy, 60, and
A British firm previously exposed by OffshoreAlert for fraudulently seeking to profit from the 9/11 terrorist attacks is now involved in a controversy involving the United States Department of Homeland Security. Global Objectives Ltd., doing business as World-Check, launched a public relations campaign in December claiming that U. S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement, which is Homeland Security's largest investigative arm, is actively using its know your customer database to ferret out financial criminals.
Investors who were defrauded in the Cash 4 Titles Ponzi scheme can expect to receive a dividend of approximately one-third of their recognized losses, according to Philip Stenger, the SEC Receiver responsible for administering claims; Four offshore companies and their registered agents have been trying to prevent their local regulator in the Turks & Caicos Islands from having access to their records; Also at the TCI Supreme Court, John E. Rutley Jr. has filed a lawsuit against Timothy Prudhoe, Christian Papachristou, Melbourne Wilson and Stephen Wilson, sued as and on behalf of the partners of McLeans law firm, formerly McLean McNally; Financial criminals operating in six offshore centers in the Bermuda-Caribbean region can breathe more easily next year with news that the Miami, Florida-based White-Collar Crime Investigation Team, is being disbanded on March 31, 2004 due to the withdrawal of funding by the United Kingdom government; The capacity of sales people for UK-based due diligence information provider World-Check to tell outrageous lies to potential customers in an attempt to secure a sale appears to know no bounds. FirstRand, the South African parent of Ansbacher (Cayman) Ltd., has agreed to pay 25 per cent of the amount being sought by the Irish government to cover the costs of an offshore tax investigation carried out by a panel known as the McCracken Tribunal, reported the Irish Examiner newspaper on December 19, 2003; and The Australian Securities & Investments Commission has obtained an interim order appointing a receiver over Queensland-based Comcash Australasia Pty Ltd., which it claims was operating an unregistered investment scheme in conjunction with SMC Corporation, of Dominica.
Claims in news articles that a British provider of Know Your Customer information to financial institutions had the names of 15 of the 19 September 11 hijackers in its due diligence database BEFORE the attacks are false, OffshoreAlert can reveal.Global