Leo Ford

Leo Ford v. Bancroft Life & Casualty et al: Second Amended Complaint

Second Amended Complaint in Leo Ford v. KPMG LLP, KPMG BVI Limited, James Drury, Russell Crumpler, Belmont Insurance Management, Casey McDonald, Kris Beighton, Andrea Douglas, Greenberg Traurig, PA, Greenberg Traurig, LLP, Jerome Hesch, GFAN, ABG, Bancroft Property & Casualty, Ltd., a.k.a. Bancroft Life & Casualty, Ltd., and Bancroft Life & Casualty ICC, Ltd.; Bradley Barros, and Philip Sigel at the U. S. District Court for the Southern District of Florida.

Leo Ford v. Bancroft Life & Casualty et al: First Amended Complaint

First Amended Complaint in Leo Ford v. KPMG LLP, KPMG BVI Limited, KPMG Cayman, James Drury, Russell Crumpler, Belmont Insurance Management, Casey McDonald, Kris Beighton, Andrea Douglas, Greenberg Traurig, PA., Greenberg Traurig, LLP, Jerome Hesch, GFAN, ABG, Bancroft Property & Casualty, Ltd. (a.k.a. Bancroft Life & Casualty, Ltd. and Bancroft Life & Casualty ICC, Ltd.), Bradley Barros, and Philip Sigel at the U. S. District Court for the Southern District of Florida.

Boston Life and Annuity Company Ltd. et al v. Bancroft Life & Casualty ICC Ltd. et al: Complaint

Complaint in Leo Ford and Boston Life and Annuity Company Limited v. KPMG LLP, Belmont Insurance Management Ltd., Kris Beighton, Casey McDonald, Andrea Douglas, Bancroft Property & Casualty, Ltd., a.k.a. Bancroft Life & Casualty Ltd. and Bancroft Life & Casualty ICC, Ltd.; Greenberg Traurig, P.A., Greenberg Traurig, LLP, Jerome Hesch, Bradley Barros, Philip Sigel, Global Financial Advisors Network, LLC, and Association Benefits Group, Inc. at the U. S. District Court for the Southern District of Florida.

Insider Talking: November 10, 2008

Insureds of British Virgin Islands based Boston Life and Annuity Company Ltd. (in liquidation) have won an important legal victory in their attempt to recover $11 million they claim was defrauded from them in a scheme allegedly masterminded by US

Tax attorney Denis Kleinfeld drops Wikileaks-related lawsuit

Florida-based tax attorney Denis Kleinfeld has dropped a civil complaint against the unknown operators of the whistle-blower's web-site Wikileaks in which he alleged he was the victim of an extortion attempt.Kleinfeld's action against the "true owner and operator" of www.wikileaks.org and the similarly anonymous owners of two email addresses, Julius.baer99@yahoo.com and raymondbaer@yahoo.com, was dismissed without prejudice at the U. S. District Court for the Southern District of Florida on June 24, 2008 for failure to serve the defendants.

Insider Talking: February 11, 2008

A bitterly-fought civil action filed by Bermuda-domiciled IPOC International Growth Fund Limited against US-based intelligence-gathering and risk management firm Diligence LLC and one of Diligence's clients, the law firm of Barbour, Griffith and Rogers LLC, is over; In the British Virgin Islands, an order placing Boston Life and Annuity Company Limited into provisional liquidation was issued by the local High Court on December 21, 2007 following an application on December 5, 2007 by the insurer itself; and One of the most memorable moments of the 5th OffshoreAlert Financial Due Diligence Conference last April was when the Bermuda Monetary Authority's Director of Enforcement would not answer a question from OffshoreAlert's publisher asking him to name a single Bermudian or Bermuda-owned company that the regulator had ever penalized in its entire history, which spans 39 years.

Amber Cape Productions LLC et al v. Boston Life and Annuity Company Ltd. et al: First Amended Counterclaim

First Amended Counterclaim by Denis Kleinfeld and Rick May in Amber Cape Productions, LLC, AS Sawhney, Baldocchi & Sons, Inc., d.b.a. Pacific Nurseries; Barnes Yard, Inc., Beamus LP, William P. Wheeler Revocable Trust, Bradford Black, Brian S. Grossman, BRS Architects, Charles Brooks, Christopher Raggio, CLIA, Inc., Craig Frank, Ltd., Daniel Olsen, Daniel Buttafuoco, Darrell Daugherty, Douglas Spriggs, Dr. M. Burger, Dunbar Construction, Earth Works Recycling, Inc., Felix Sogade, Gerardo Aguirre, Gregory Smith, German Carstens, Howard Nerritt, Infinity Stairs, Inc., Kenneth Grabow, Law Practice Management Consultants, LLC, Lawrence Anderson, Lewis Grayson Smyer, Lyle Faber, Marek Stawiski, Marilyn Dahms, Mark Hinman, Marlin Collier, Marvin Triplett, Matthew Benetti, Maxa Beam Searchlights, Inc., Mimbres Internal Medicine PA, Morrow & Company CPAs, North County Oncology Medical Clinic, Inc., Pyra Cap Inc., RaDCon, PC, Richard W. Wilson, Rosalind D. Triplett, Stanley G. Hopp, Stephen C. Klasson, Stephen J. Kroll, Terry McVey, THECO, Inc., Tony Zakhem, and Warren Hutchings v. Boston Life and Annuity Company Ltd., Leo Ford, Rick May and Denis Kleinfeld at the Circuit Court of the 11th Judicial Circuit, Miami-Dade County, Florida.

BVI regulator orders Boston Life to stop writing new business

An offshore insurer accused of defrauding its clients of at least $11 million has been ordered to stop writing new business by its local regulator.Boston Life and Annuity Company Limited was issued with a cease and desist order by the British Virgin Islands Financial Services Commission on July 13, 2007.

Two BVI judges give opposite judgments in $11 m ‘Boston Life v. Insureds’ case

An offshore insurer that operated what may have been an investment scam dressed up as a U. S. tax avoidance scheme endured and enjoyed two contrasting judgments in the same case at the British Virgin Islands High Court over a three-day period in May. It was a tale of two judges for Boston Life and Annuity Company Ltd., which is involved in litigation with 57 of its U. S.-based insureds who claim they are victims of an $11 million fraud allegedly masterminded by U. S. nationals Leo Ford and Denis Kleinfeld and U. K. national Rick May.

Alleged offshore life insurance fraud victims seek evidence in Florida

Litigants in the British Virgin Islands who claim to have been defrauded of $11 million in an alleged offshore insurance scam masquerading as a U. S. tax avoidance scheme have turned their attentions to the United States in their search for evidence.Alleged victims recently obtained an order from the U. S. District Court for the Southern District of Florida compelling the appearance for deposition of, and production of documents by, Michael Rosenbaum, a former employee of The Kleinfeld Law Firm, of Miami, and they have just made a similar application concerning Jerome M. Hesch, who is a Miami-based attorney with Greenberg Traurig law firm.

Newt Utopia: Dominica’s financial services sector still a joke

DominicaThe financial services sector is still a farce. The International Financial Center building, built to offer high quality offices to the community, was completed just as the financial sector was gutted by regulations and scandals. When it opened, the only

56 policy-holders sue Denis Kleinfeld & others for $11 m, Kleinfeld denies any wrongdoing

Fifty-six beneficiaries of offshore insurance policies have accused well-known asset protection attorney Denis Kleinfeld and three alleged associates of defrauding them of $11 million in an offshore insurance scheme.They are seeking full compensatory damages, plus punitive damages, in a civil complaint that was filed at the Circuit Court of the 11th Judicial Circuit, Miami-Dade County, Florida on May 25, 2006. The causes of action are anticipatory breach of contract, unjust enrichment, fraud, negligent misrepresentation, conversion, and conspiracy.

56 policy-holders sue Denis Kleinfeld & others for $11 m

Fifty-six beneficiaries of offshore insurance policies have accused well-known asset protection attorney Denis Kleinfeld and three alleged associates of defrauding them of $11 million in an offshore insurance scheme.