The British Columbia Securities Commission has scheduled a hearing for December 10 11, 2002 to consider applications to vary asset freeze orders relating to accounts at the Bank of Montreal in Vancouver that were frozen in 2000 as part of
Suisse Security Bank and Trust has failed to have the suspension and revocation of its license overturned on the grounds that the Central Bank of the Bahamas acted unconstitutionally.At issue was whether Section 14 (1)(f) of the Bank and Trust Companies Regulations Act 2000 contravened Article 27 of the Bahamas Constitution.
Bahamas-based Suisse Security Bank & Trust filed an application at the Bahamas Supreme Court on March 29, 2001 to reverse what it has called "a purported out-of-court appointed receivership". The Respondents in the lawsuit are Julian Francis, who is the Governor of the Central Bank of the Bahamas; the Attorney-General of the Bahamas and SSBT's Receiver, accountant Raymond Winder.
The next court hearing at Bahamas Supreme Court regarding an application for the reinstatement of the suspended banking license of Suisse Security Bank & Trust is due to take place later this week but a decision is not expected until later in the month at the earliest.
Letter to Bahamas Central Bank Governor Julian Francis from FBI Agent Gerard Forrester in support of fraudulently-operated Bahamas-based Suisse Security Bank & Trust Ltd., dated January 12, 2001 - two days before Forrester retired from the FBI.
Letter to Bahamas Central Bank Governor Julian Francis from FBI Agent Gerard Forrester in support of Mohamad Harajchi and Suisse Security Bank & Trust, dated February 11, 2000.