James Collins

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

Insider Talking: August 31, 2004

No mention of SEC's securities fraud investigation in publicly-listed Lines Overseas Management's half-monthly letter to shareholders; Fraudster Maurice Lewis Mills loses a civil lawsuit that was filed against him by the Commodity Futures Trading Commission; Former offshore provider David Hampton Tedder indicted again; Former banker Mohamad Harajchi claims to have contributed $10 million to the Progressive Liberal Party to fund its successful general election campaign in the Bahamas in 2002; US Gov't tries to kick-start its stalled criminal action against Yank Barry and James Collins; Leadenhall Bank & Trust says its viability has not been affected by the loss of its MasterCard license and its legal dispute with former card administrator Axxess International over the return of millions of dollars of deposits to card-holders; and Axxess International appears to have gone out of business.

Prosecutors push for sentencing in bizarre case involving Yank Barry

The U. S. Government has filed a motion asking a federal judge to sentence Yank Barry, an offshore promoter, and James Collins, a former Executive Director of the Texas Department of Criminal Justice. More than 28 months after they were both convicted of conspiracy, bribery and money laundering at federal court in Houston, Texas on August 20, 2001, Barry and Collins have still not been sentenced.

Yank Barry criminal case takes a further bizarre turn

One of the most unusual criminal cases ever - involving Bahamas-based offshore promoter Yank Barry - has taken another bizarre twist. Barry's sentencing at the U. S. District Court for the Southern District of Texas has been delayed yet again because the court transcripts of the nine-day trial - which took eight months to produce - have been found to be inaccurate.

Offshore promoter Yank Barry convicted of bribery and money laundering

Not even the courtroom presence of boxing legend Muhammad Ali could save offshore investment promoter Yank Barry from being convicted of bribery, conspiracy and money laundering in Texas. Barry, 53, who resides in the Bahamas and also spends time in Grenada, faces up to 70 years in prison and a fine of $2 million when he is sentenced, which is scheduled for November 19, 2001.

Jerry Nims and his 3D technology claim another victim

The curse of American businessman Jerry Nims and his 3-D camera technology, whose many failures over two decades have cost Bermuda-based investors millions of dollars, has claimed another victim. NimsTec North America Inc. filed for voluntary bankruptcy at the United States Bankruptcy Court for the District of Georgia on November 6, 2000.

Insider Talking: March 31, 2001

Former Bermuda insurance boss John McGarrity resurfaces in the Bahamas, Turks & Caicos Islands regulators issue warning about Petro Funds, Bahamas resident Yank Barry goes on trial in Texas, default judgment entered in U. S. against American International Bank (in receivership), Bahamas union boss negotiates for employees of Suisse Security Bank & Trust, a private letter from FIBG principal Van Brink hints at corrupt payments to influential individuals in Grenada.

NimsTec seeks listing on NASDAQ under the name ‘i3Dx.com’

A company linked with former Bermuda Premier Sir David Gibbons is involved with a fresh attempt to raise capital for a product that has lost investors tens of millions of dollars over two decades of failure. Nevada-registered i3Dx.com, which is a front for Bermuda-based NimsTec Limited, registered 100 million shares with the SEC on November 12, 1999.