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Ex-SEGOES director James Fontanetta settles with liquidators

A former director of a fraudulently operated, offshore stock broker has agreed to pay US$74,000 - purportedly 75% of his total assets - to settle a civil complaint brought by the firm's liquidators.As part of his settlement agreement, James Fontanetta

SEGOES liquidators run up $1.49 m deficit in first 8 months

The liquidators of fraudulently-operated offshore stock-broker SEGOES Services Ltd. ran up a $1.49 million deficit during their first eight months in charge of the company.That was the figure that leapt out of the Third Interim Report to Customers and Creditors, dated January 27, 2006, by liquidators Kenneth Krys and Christopher Stride.

Insider Talking: October 4, 2005

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

Troubled offshore broker claims to have been bought by mystery firm

Crisis-hit SEGOES Securities Ltd., which is believed to control $70 million of client assets, claims to have been acquired by a mystery buyer.However, the timing of the 'deal' - coming just days after SEGOES was shut out of Cayman's financial services industry - and secrecy concerning the 'purchaser' raise questions about whether it is bona fide.

Regulators in Cayman, BVI and US act against John Kaweske and SEGOES

Regulators in three countries have taken action recently against Cayman Islands-based financial services group known as SEGOES or its CEO, United States national John David Kaweske. The flurry of activity began on March 25, 2004 when the Cayman Islands Stock Exchange suspended the membership of SEGOES Securities Ltd.

Clients complain about RK Grace & Co. and John Kaweske

A complaint against Florida-based RK Grace and Co. and its principal, John D. Kaweske, has been made to the National Association of Securities Dealers by clients of its now-defunct Panama arm. OffshoreAlert understands that at least two separate clients of the Panamanian operation claim they cannot redeem investments totaling in excess of $250,000.