Frank Rubino

    Insider Talking: August 7, 2007

    Former offshore services provider Marc Harris, who was sentenced to serve 17 years in prison on May 17, 2004 after being convicted by a jury of conspiracy to defraud the USA, money laundering and tax evasion, turned down a pre-trial offer from prosecutors that would have seen him receive just three years in prison in return for a guilty plea, according to a recently-filed court paper in Miami; New information about what is shaping up to be the latest big offshore hedge fund scandal recently became publicly available in filings at the U. S. District Court for the Northern District of Illinois, where the U. S. Commodity Futures Trading Commission is trying to close down Lake Shore Asset Management Limited, which is incorporated in Bermuda; and Former offshore specialist Nigel Scott Grant, who once participated in a Nevis-based investment scam while working as an attorney in California, is being sued in Florida for allegedly failing to pay legal fees of $16,125 to a Miami-based law firm, Levey, Airan, Shevin, Roen, Kelso, Corona & Herrera LLP.

    France seeks to extradite Manuel Noriega

    France has applied to extradite 71-year-old former Panama dictator Manuel Antonio Noriega from the United States, where he is due to be released from prison on September 9, 2007 after serving nearly 18 years of a 30-year prison sentence for drug-trafficking, racketeering, and money laundering.

    Marc Harris: No verdict until next week

    There will be no verdict in the Marc Harris money laundering tax evasion trial until Monday, November 24 at the earliest.The jury retired to consider its verdict at 12.35 p.m. today and the judge allowed jurors to deliberate until well

    Harris jury will consider verdict tomorrow

    A jury in Florida will retire tomorrow to determine the fate of offshore businessman Marc Harris.After five days of presenting several witnesses and mountains of documented evidence, the United States Government wrapped up its case against Harris at 3.48 pm

    Police called when irate client demanded funds, court hears

    Police were called to the office of Marc Harris in Panama when a client turned up demanding access to his funds, a jury in Florida heard today.Despite their presence, Joseph Vigna testified that he would not leave the premises but

    Marc Harris granted trial date extension

    A federal judge in Miami has granted a motion by Marc Harris to have his trial start date put back from August 11, 2003 so that he can review evidence against him.In an order dated August 20, 2003, Judge Donald L. Graham set a new two-week period from October 6, 2003 to October 17, 2003 to try the 13 counts of money laundering that have been brought against Harris.

    Harris assumed bogus role in sham firm, says client

    Offshore businessman Marc Harris and his employees associates in Panama assumed bogus officer roles in a sham offshore company and produced phony invoices, false bills of lading and backdated documents as part of an elaborate scheme to help a client

    Panama to investigate alleged corruption regarding Marc Harris

    Panama's government is to carry out an investigation into allegations of corruption involving its own officials and offshore crook Marc Harris, according to the local media. President Mireya Moscoso announced on August 6 that a Commission would be appointed to conduct the inquiry, reported La Prensa newspaper.

    Marc Harris hires Manuel Noriega’s criminal defense attorney

    Jailed offshore provider Marc Harris has hired former Panamanian leader Manuel Noriega's attorney to defend him against 13 counts of money laundering in Miami.Frank A. Rubino confirmed to OffshoreAlert that: "I am representing Mr. Harris in the U. S. District Court for the money laundering charges filed against him."