Jerry Seales

Three offshore bankers admit fraud conspiracy

Three ex-offshore bankers who were criminally indicted in 'Operation Bermuda Short' in 2002 have each pleaded guilty to one count of conspiracy to commit wire fraud.They are Sheldon Mickelson, 44, a former plumber of West Palm Beach, Florida; Mario Turcotte, 49, of Canada; and Richard Carson, of Westmount, Quebec, Canada, who helped to operate Meridian Investment Bank Ltd., a now-defunct bank once licensed in the crime-ridden Caribbean island of Grenada.

Another dubious Grenada bank run by an American dentist

OffshoreAlert has come across another dubious Grenada-registered offshore bank that is operated by an American dentist. Lincoln Investment Bank Ltd., which is run by Dr. Thomas E. Miller, of North Platte, Nebraska, has been offering depositors annual interest of up to 144 per cent.