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Citing ‘immunity’, rain forest organization ITTO refuses to pay Cayman damages award

An intergovernmental organization established by the United Nations to protect rain forests is refusing to satisfy a $97,000 damages award in the Cayman Islands for obstructing the liquidation of swindled Ardent Harmony Fund, in which it is the biggest investor. The Japan-based International Tropical Timber Organization is claiming 'government immunity'.

UN-sponsored ITTO faces $12M loss in Cayman ‘fraud’

The International Tropical Timber Organization, which was established by the United Nations to protect rain forests, is one of the biggest victims of an apparent fraudulent scheme involving hedge funds in the Cayman Islands, an investment manager in Barbados and factoring firms in New York.