Bermuda resident Eric Collins seemingly rues the day he agreed to serve as a director of Consensus Investments Ltd., which the SEC alleges was used to conceal insider trading in penny stock SHEP Technologies by Lines Overseas Management, Scott Lines,
Forty-seven individuals and companies in Bermuda, Canada, and the United Kingdom are being asked to provide evidence for a securities fraud civil action brought by the U. S. Securities and Exchange Commission against the Bermuda, Bahamas and Cayman operations of Lines Overseas Management, the group's President, Scott Lines, and its former President, Brian Lines.The witnesses include a stock analyst, newsletter writers, people who allegedly held shares in a nominee capacity for the Lines brothers, former employees of LOM, and officers and directors of two OTC BB-listed companies whose shares LOM allegedly manipulated, namely Sedona Software Solutions, Inc. and SHEP Technologies, Inc.
Insiders and privileged clients of investment firm Lines Overseas Management stood to profit from the alleged manipulation of a penny stock by LOM principals Scott and Brian Lines, according to a court filing by the SEC.These included directors such as Graham Collis and Susan Wilson, senior employees like CFO Malcolm Moseley; relatives of the Lines brothers, including two minors, and the manager of a local restaurant, Constanzo Di Meglio.
Two weeks after our story on River Capital Group Inc. last month, the firm notified the SEC that Richard King "the Chairman of the Board of Directors, resigned from all of his positions with the registrant". No reason for King's decision was given in the filing, which was signed by RCGI's "President", Howard Taylor. An odd aspect of the September 21, 2004 filing was its description of King as the chairman, while the firm's previous SEC filing on August 23, 2004, stated that this position was held by Taylor, who was also President and CEO.
A court hearing in the United States concerning Bermuda based investment firm Lines Overseas Management and its Managing Director, Scott Lines, has been put back by ten days.Following a joint request by all parties, LOM and Lines must now appear
For the second time in seven years, a proposed reinsurer headed by former AON (Bermuda) boss Robin Spencer-Arscott has been turned down for an insurance license.The failed application to the Bermuda Monetary Authority was on behalf of River Reinsurance Ltd., which is owned by Bermuda-based River Capital Ltd.
Bermuda-based investment firm Lines Overseas Management Ltd. and its Managing Director, Scott Lines, have been ordered to appear before a United States court as part of a securities fraud investigation.The U. S. District Court for the District of Columbia issued an order on August 17, 2004 that they must attend a hearing that is scheduled to start at 9.45 a.m. on October 4.
Bermuda-based investment firm Lines Overseas Management Ltd. and its principal officers, Scott and Brian Lines, are being investigated for alleged securities fraud in the United States. It has been alleged that the Lines brothers and LOM customers profited by more than $6.4 million from fraud and market manipulation and that the firm caused false statements to be filed with the SEC and altered its internal records to impede an investigation.