Marcus Wide

New Bank Ltd. v. Thierry Nano: Judgment

Judgment on Submissions in Marcus A. Wide, as Liquidator of New Bank Limited, v. Thierry Dorian Nano at the Saint Vincent and the Grenadines High Court.

Marcus Wide v. Matthew Richardson: Order

Order granting an application to replace retiring Grant Thornton partner Marcus Wide with Matthew Richardson as the Joint Liquidator and Joint Provisional Liquidator of certain companies incorporated in the British Virgin Islands, issued at the British Virgin Islands High Court.

Marcus Wide v. Matthew Richardson: Originating Application

Originating Application to replace retiring Grant Thornton partner Marcus Wide with Matthew Richardson as Joint Liquidator and Joint Provisional Liquidator of certain companies incorporated in the British Virgin Islands, filed at the British Virgin Islands High Court.

Onix Capital Inc.: Originating Application

Originating Application by Mark McDonald and Marcus Wide, in their capacity as Joint Liquidators of Onix Capital Inc. (in liquidation), at the British Virgin Islands High Court.

OAS Finance Ltd.: Chapter 15 Petition

Chapter 15 Petition for Recognition of a Foreign Main Proceeding in the British Virgin Islands by Marcus Wide, as the Foreign Representative of OAS Finance Limited, at the U. S. Bankruptcy Court for the Southern District of New York.

Stanford International Bank liquidators removed for misconduct

Following an application by creditor Alexander M. Fundora, who claims to have been swindled out of US$2.5 million by former offshore banker Allen Stanford, a Caribbean judge has removed Nigel Hamilton Smith and Peter Wastell as joint liquidators of Stanford

Insider Talking: May 18, 2009

The Royal Bahamas Police Force has launched a murder investigation following the death on May 8, 2009 of Bahamas based offshore provider Hywel Jones, who had been in a coma since he was shot in the head 16 days earlier

Bancafe International Bank Ltd.: Chapter 15 Petition

Chapter 15 Petition for Recognition of a Foreign Main Proceeding in Barbados by Marcus Wide, as the Foreign Representative of Bancafe International Bank Ltd., at the U. S. Bankruptcy Court for the Southern District of Florida.

Insider Talking: November 9, 2006

The cold reality of life behind bars has persuaded former offshore banker Paul Morgan Jones to start turning over his assets to the Receiver of Cash 4 Titles, which perpetrated one of the biggest Ponzi schemes in history, operating from

Insider Talking: August 3, 2005

Banc Caribe liquidator & National Bank of Dominica settle litigation with Cash 4 Titles receiver; former house painter Russell Cline enters into plea agreement in Oregon concerning fraud and money laundering charges; and US authorities continue with attempt to seize assets of former Ukraine Prime Minister Pavlo Lazarenko.

Mariner International Bank liquidator files US lawsuit

The liquidator of a fraudulently-operated offshore bank has taken steps to prevent a California-based CPA from obtaining a "preferred" recovery.Marcus Wide, liquidator of Mariner International Bank, of St. Vincent & the Grenadines, filed a petition against Sandy Magid, as successor Trustee of the Alta Trust dated June 30,1999; Challenge Financial Services LLC, f.k.a. VanCleave Enterprises LLC, and Challenge Realty Inc., which are both incorporated in Nevada and based in Winter Park, Florida, at the U. S. Bankruptcy Court for the Middle District of Florida on May 31, 2005.

Mariner International Bank Ltd.: Section 304 Petition

Section 304 Petition for Assistance in Insolvency Proceedings in St. Vincent and the Grenadines by Marcus Wide, as the Foreign Representative of Mariner International Bank Ltd., at the U. S. Bankruptcy Court for the Middle District of Florida.

Tradex Ltd.: Section 304 Petition

Section 304 Petition for Assistance in Insolvency Proceedings in Dominica by Marcus Wide, as the Foreign Representative of Tradex Ltd., at the U. S. Bankruptcy Court for the Central District of California.

Banc Caribe Ltd.: Section 304 Petition

Section 304 Petition for Assistance in Insolvency Proceedings in Dominica by Marcus Wide, as the Foreign Representative of Banc Caribe Ltd., at the U. S. Bankruptcy Court for the Southern District of Florida.

Imperial Consolidated’s assets frozen by US Bankruptcy Court

A U. S. Bankruptcy Court in New York has issued a preliminary injunction freezing the assets of the Imperial Consolidated Group in the United States. The injunction, issued in September, 2003, also prohibits "all persons and parties in interest" from

US court freezes assets of Dominica Gov’t-controlled bank

Nearly $5 million belonging to the government-controlled National Commercial Bank of Dominica has been frozen in the United States after an offshore bank client was found to be in contempt of court.The U. S. District Court for the Northern District of Illinois froze $4,793,472 at NCB's correspondent account at the Bank of America in Miami, Florida on July 9, 2003.

Fugitive offshore banker files criminal charges

A French magistrate has ordered a criminal investigation into several people accused of offenses against fugitive offshore banker Thierry Nano.Among those named in the complaint are two U. S. FBI Agents, an alleged FBI informant, the Prime Minister and chief offshore regulator of the Caribbean island of St. Vincent & The Grenadines, and a partner with PricewaterhouseCoopers.

Hunt for Imperial Consolidated assets moves to the United States

The former Managing Director of Imperial Consolidated's offshore bank tried to remove its $500,000 security deposit with MasterCard International four months AFTER the bank went into provisional liquidation. That is an allegation contained in a petition filed at the U. S. Bankruptcy Court for the Southern District of New York on February 7, 2003 by Marcus Wide, Provisional Liquidator of Imperium Bank.

Imperium Bank Ltd.: Section 304 Petition

Section 304 Petition for Assistance in Insolvency Proceedings in Grenada by Marcus Wide, as the Foreign Representative of Imperium Bank Ltd., at the U. S. Bankruptcy Court for the Southern District of New York.

Imperial Consolidated Ltd.: Section 304 Petition

Section 304 Petition for Assistance in Insolvency Proceedings in the United Kingdom by Philip Lyon and Alistair Wood, as the Foreign Representatives of Imperial Consolidated Ltd., a.k.a. Imperial Consolidated Group Plc and Imperial Consolidated Plc, at the U. S. Bankruptcy Court for the Southern District of New York.

Thierry Nano sues liquidator of his offshore banks

Thierry Nano, who is wanted in the United States on suspicion of money laundering, has filed a civil complaint in New York against the liquidator of his offshore banks.Defendants in the action are PricewaterhouseCoopers and Marcus A. Wide, a PWC

Salisbury Merchant Bank offices raided in share scam investigation

Yet another Grenada-licensed offshore bank has been taken over by regulators amid allegations of fraud and investigations by foreign police authorities.Salisbury Merchant Bank had accountant Marcus Wide, of PricewaterhouseCoopers, appointed as its controller on July 25 following an application to the Grenada High Court.

Imperial Consolidated administrator awaits results of geological survey in Argentina

The results of an independent geological survey of 4.5 million acres of land in Argentina to which the Imperial Consolidated Group has mining rights are expected to be known by the end of August. They will go a long way to determining the level of dividend creditors can reasonably expect, said a spokesman for Imperial's UK-based administrator, Mazars Neville Russell.

FIBG stripped of assets just before collapse, says liquidator

First International Bank of Grenada founder Van Brink stripped $4.5 million of assets out of the bank not long before it went bust, according to its liquidator.In his third report to creditors dated June 1, 2002, Marcus A. Wide, of PricewaterhouseCoopers, reported that details of the asset transfers were contained "unsigned minutes from FIBG's June 2000 Board of Directors meeting".

FIBG liquidator warns creditors to expect no dividend

In his Third Report dated June 1, 2002, the liquidator of the First International Bank of Grenada has again warned creditors that there may not be any dividend distribution.Marcus A. Wide, of PricewaterhouseCoopers, advised "there is a real and distinct possibility that there will be no distribution whatsoever made by the Liquidator to the FIBG depositors/creditors".

AvantGuard Bank goes into liquidation in Grenada

Grenada licensed AvantGuard Bank and Trust Ltd. has gone into voluntary liquidation following a review of its operations by accounting firm PricewaterhouseCoopers, acting on behalf of Grenada's Ministry of Finance. Pierre Gauthier, a spokesman for the bank, told OffshoreAlert on

Insider Talking: September 30, 2001

How concerned is the Financial Times newspaper about being used to facilitate fraud? Not enough to stop publishing bogus valuations for the Cayman Islands domiciled Aristocrat Endeavor Fund. The FT is continuing to accept and publish sham Net Asset Values

Aristocrat Endeavor Fund emerges as key component of First International Bank of Grenada fraud

A Cayman-registered mutual fund whose shares were once listed on the Bermuda Stock Exchange has emerged as a centerpiece of the massive fraud committed by the First International Bank of Grenada.Shares in the Aristocrat Endeavor Fund comprised $17.25 million of FIBG's bogus initial capital of $32.75 million in 1997, according to a new report by the bank's liquidator, Marcus Wide.

FIBG founder viewed porn while fleecing investors

First International Bank of Grenada founder Van Brink appears to have spent much of his time viewing pornography over the Internet while clients were being fleeced, according to investigators. An analysis of a hard-drive taken from a computer used by Brink in Grenada showed that "about 80 per cent" of the settings on his Internet browser were pointed at porn sites, OffshoreAlert was told.
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