Former offshore services provider Marc Harris, who was sentenced to serve 17 years in prison on May 17, 2004 after being convicted by a jury of conspiracy to defraud the USA, money laundering and tax evasion, turned down a pre-trial offer from prosecutors that would have seen him receive just three years in prison in return for a guilty plea, according to a recently-filed court paper in Miami; New information about what is shaping up to be the latest big offshore hedge fund scandal recently became publicly available in filings at the U. S. District Court for the Northern District of Illinois, where the U. S. Commodity Futures Trading Commission is trying to close down Lake Shore Asset Management Limited, which is incorporated in Bermuda; and Former offshore specialist Nigel Scott Grant, who once participated in a Nevis-based investment scam while working as an attorney in California, is being sued in Florida for allegedly failing to pay legal fees of $16,125 to a Miami-based law firm, Levey, Airan, Shevin, Roen, Kelso, Corona & Herrera LLP.
Former offshore financial services provider Marc Harris was sentenced today to 17 years in prison in the United States.Harris, 39, was also fined $20.32 million, and ordered to pay restitution of $6.58 million by Judge James Cohn, sitting at the
An attempt by offshore provider Marc Harris to overturn his conviction for money laundering and tax evasion has failed because of an apparent blunder by his attorneys. On January 23, 2004, U. S. District Judge James Cohn threw out Harris' motion for a Judgment of Acquittal because it was filed after the statutory deadline for post trial motions had expired.
A jury in Florida will retire tomorrow to determine the fate of offshore businessman Marc Harris.After five days of presenting several witnesses and mountains of documented evidence, the United States Government wrapped up its case against Harris at 3.48 pm
It was Panama based offshore services provider Peter Robin Baily, not Marc Harris, who set up and maintained a scheme for Florida businessman Moises Kriger to evade United States taxes, a jury heard today.That was the scenario put to Kriger
Despite late efforts to have charges against him thrown out, offshore businessman Marc Harris will go on trial for 30 counts of money laundering and tax evasion in Miami, Florida on November 10.Harris will be defended by Frank Rubino, a
Legal proceedings at the U. S. District Court for the Southern District of Florida involving a $170 million claim by Cayman Islands licensed Bank Espirito Santo International Ltd. against United States based receivables factoring firm E. S. Bankest LC et
Offshore asset protection businessman Marc Harris has filed motions to dismiss a 13 count money laundering indictment brought against him in Florida. Among the grounds put forward by Harris' attorney, Joaquin Fernandez, are "statute of limitations" bars and "pre indictment
A federal judge in Miami has granted a motion by Marc Harris to have his trial start date put back from August 11, 2003 so that he can review evidence against him.In an order dated August 20, 2003, Judge Donald L. Graham set a new two-week period from October 6, 2003 to October 17, 2003 to try the 13 counts of money laundering that have been brought against Harris.
Offshore businessman Marc Harris and his employees associates in Panama assumed bogus officer roles in a sham offshore company and produced phony invoices, false bills of lading and backdated documents as part of an elaborate scheme to help a client
Jailed offshore provider Marc Harris has hired former Panamanian leader Manuel Noriega's attorney to defend him against 13 counts of money laundering in Miami.Frank A. Rubino confirmed to OffshoreAlert that: "I am representing Mr. Harris in the U. S. District Court for the money laundering charges filed against him."