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    Latin America Round-Up: December 8, 2008

    COLOMBIA Convictions for FARC supporters Monzer Al Kassar, alias El Taous, and his associate, Luis Felipe Moreno Godoy, were convicted following a three week trial in a Manhattan federal court. The defendants were found guilty of conspiracy to murder US

    Insider Talking: June 10, 2007

    OffshoreAlert has previously reported about the incomplete and materially inaccurate disclosures of River Capital Group Inc., a Delaware corporation operated from Bermuda with a Barbados insurer as its principal subsidiary, in its filings with the SEC in the United States, where its shares are listed on the OTC BB; Marty Steinberg, the Receiver for the fraudulently-operated Lancer group of hedge funds, recently filed two more civil complaints at the U. S. District Court for the Southern District of Florida in an attempt to recover a total of $106,000 that he claims was illegally transferred out of Lancer to third-parties in 2003; An offshore reinsurer has taken action in the United States to enforce a judgment for US$347,576 it obtained against a U. S. firm at the Grand Court of the Cayman Islands; and Syrian-born arms dealer Monzer al-Kassar, an ex-business partner of the now-defunct, fraudulently-operated Imperial Consolidated Group, was arrested in Spain — where he lives — on June 7, 2007 after being indicted in the United States.

    Arms dealer obtains asset freeze order against Imperial Consolidated Group

    A Spanish court has issued an order that allows an international arms dealer and a related firm to freeze $8.5 million of assets belonging to the Imperial Consolidated Group. The order was issued on March 8, 2002 by the Court of the First Instance, in Marbella against Imperial Consolidated Inc., of Delaware; Imperium Bank, of Grenada; and Consolidated Mining Corporation Inc., of the Bahamas.

    Latin America Round-Up: November 30, 2001

    Investigator finds links among different cases of corruption in Argentina The head of an anti money laundering commission in Argentina, Legislator Elisa Carrió, has linked apparently unconnected cases of corruption that have occurred during the past 15 years in a

    Insider Talking: November 30, 2001

    Imperial Consolidated founders Lincoln Fraser and Jared Brook have been given additional time to wind up their business affairs before their four year disqualification as company directors in England and Wales becomes effective. A judge sitting at Blackpool County Court

    Imperial Consolidated lays off workers

    Imperial Consolidated PLC, which is funded by offshore mutual funds, has laid off a majority of its workforce at its main site in the village of Binbrook, England.All 150 200 workers at Binbrook received letters on August 31 advising them

    Imperial Consolidated threatens to sue OBNR

    A Miami-based attorney representing the British-based Imperial Consolidated financial services group sent a letter to Offshore Business News & Research on February 7, 2001 stating that a lawsuit will be filed against OBNR and its principal, David Marchant, on Thursday, February 15, 2001 unless we retract "a plethora of libelous and slanderous statements" allegedly made against the group.

    Spanish newspaper reveals Imperial Consolidated’s relationship with arms dealer

    The Spanish newspaper El Mundo published several articles yesterday and today about a business relationship (turned sour) between the Imperial Consolidated Group, which has offices in the UK, the Bahamas, Grenada and other countries, and Monzer al-Kassar, a Syrian national who has been described in various media articles over the years as one of the world's largest arms dealers and whose clients, according to El Mundo, include suspected terrorist Osama Bin Laden, whom the US believes was involved with the World Trade Center bombing.