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Insider Talking: September 30, 2002

The Imperial Consolidated fraud has taken a further turn for the bizarre with the distribution in September of several press releases, masquerading as news stories, by a newly incorporated British company called Matrix International (Management) Ltd., whose commercial address is

Former client sues John Mathewson for turning him in to the IRS

A businessman who has been criminally indicted for alleged tax fraud in the United States is suing former Cayman banker John Mathewson for turning him in to the IRS.It is believed to be the first time that a client of the now defunct Cayman-based Guardian Bank and Trust has sought damages against Mathewson for handing over the bank's records to the US authorities.Leon Denning, who was indicted on eight counts of tax fraud at the US District Court for the Northern District of Illinois on March 29, 2001, filed a civil suit against Mathewson at the same court on August 9.

John Mathewson let off with probation after turning in his bank’s clients

Former Cayman banker John Mathewson has kept his freedom as a reward for turning in his clients to the US authorities. Mathewson, 71, was sentenced to five years of probation, 500 hours of community service and a $30,000 fine at the U. S. District Court for the District of New Jersey on August 2 after previously pleading guilty to money laundering, and tax evasion charges brought not only in New Jersey but also at the U. S. District Court for the Southern District of Florida and the U. S. District Court for the Eastern District of New York.