Lucy Komisar

Lance Ranger v. Charles Pycraft: Judgment

Judgment in Lance Dorian Ranger, described as "a practising solicitor in England & Wales, and the owner and Managing Director of Attendus Trust Company AG, a global fiduciary company providing professional trust, legal and business services, based in Switzerland" v. Charles Pycraft, described as "a former photo-journalist", at the High of Justice, in London, England.

Lance Ranger v. Charles Pycraft: Claim Form

Claim Form and Particulars of Claim in Lance Dorian Ranger, of Switzerland, described as "a qualified and practising solicitor in England & Wales and the owner and Managing Director of Attendus Trust Company AG" and "founder in 2007 of the Ranger Foundation Trust, a registered Mauritian charity" v. Charles Pycraft, of London, England, at the County Court at Clerkenwell and Shoreditch, England.

Bill Browder: Hero or Villain?

London-based financier Bill Browder has positioned himself as an anti-corruption crusader who will stop at nothing to avenge the death of his former tax accountant, Sergei Magnitsky, who died in a Russian prison in 2009. Browder claims Magnitsky was tortured and murdered by corrupt Russian prison guards because he blew the whistle on a $230 million tax fraud committed against the state using companies that were stolen from Browder. He has been the driving force behind new laws in the USA and other countries that are aimed at Russians and others who are involved in corrupt activity. Critics of Browder, however, have accused him of being a fantasist, pointing out what they claim are inconsistencies and inaccuracies in his Magnitsky story, his tax fraud conviction in Russia, and his pre-Magnitsky history of business dealings they claim are questionable. In this session, we will attempt to determine fact vs. fiction.

The Sergei Magnitsky Case: Fact vs. Fiction

  Speakers Andrei Nekrasov, Film & TV Director & Writer, Independent Jamison Firestone, Managing Partner, Firestone Duncan (Russia & UK) Lucy Komisar, Investigative Journalist
David Leppan

Homeland Security refutes claims concerning British KYC database provider

A British firm previously exposed by OffshoreAlert for fraudulently seeking to profit from the 9/11 terrorist attacks is now involved in a controversy involving the United States Department of Homeland Security. Global Objectives Ltd., doing business as World-Check, launched a public relations campaign in December claiming that U. S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement, which is Homeland Security's largest investigative arm, is actively using its know your customer database to ferret out financial criminals.