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    SEC sues 18 entities for alleged $1.3M ‘hacking and securities fraud scheme’

    The U.S. SEC has filed a complaint against 18 individuals and entities in or from Canada, Cayman Islands, Dominican Republic, Nevis, United Kingdom, and United States for their alleged participation in a 'hacking and securities fraud scheme', with some of the conduct allegedly concealed through offshore accounts in the Bahamas, Belize, Switzerland, and U.K.

    SEC v. Rahim Mohamed et al: Complaint (‘Hacking & Securities Fraud’)

    Complaint alleging hacking and securities fraud in the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission v. Rahim Mohamed, described as a citizen of Canada residing in Canada and the Cayman Islands; Davies Wong, described as a citizen and resident of Canada; Glenn B. Laken, described as a resident of Chicago, Illinois; Richard C. S. Tang, described as a citizen and resident of Canada; Zoltan Nagy, described as a citizen and resident of Canada; Jeffrey D. Cox, a citizen and resident of Canada; Phillip G. Sewell, described as a citizen of the United Kingdom residing in Canada; Breanne M. Wong, described as a citizen and resident of Canada; Christophe Merani, described as a resident of Illinois, USA; Anna Tang, described as a citizen and resident of Canada; Robert W. Seeley, described as a citizen of the United Kingdom residing in the Dominican Republic; Richard B. Smith, described as a citizen of the United Kingdom residing in the Dominican Republic; Christopher R. Smith, described as a citizen of the United Kingdom residing in the Dominican Republic; H.E. Capital SA, described as a Nevis-domiciled company based in the Dominican Republic; Pop Holdings Ltd., described as a Nevis-domiciled company based in the Dominican Republic; Maximum Ventures Holdings LLC, Harmony Ridge Corp., and Avatele Group LLC, as Defendants, and 9224-3708 Quebec Inc., a.k.a. Distributions Bano, and Jason Black, as Relief Defendants, at the U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Georgia.

    Alpine Consult Ltd. et al: Carbon Credit Network Liquidations

    Press Release by the United Kingdom's Insolvency Service announcing that "19 companies involved in a giant boiler room scam to sell carbon credits to the public for investment have been ordered into liquidation in the public interest, following petitions presented by the Secretary of State for Business, Innovation & Skills", namely Alpine Consult Limited, Environmental Acquisitions Limited, Blue Horizons Trading Ltd., Burlington Energy Markets Ltd., Charles Stratton Limited, Claremont James Ltd., CNI (UK) Limited, Clear View Partnership Ltd., Eden Brown Group S.L., Enviro Associates Limited, Global Carbon Exchange Limited, Harman Royce Limited, Karlsson Chase Limited, Liberty Alternative Investments Limited, New Frontier Partnership Ltd., Oswald Bradshaw Limited, Pure Carbon Ltd., Seasaw Limited, and Strategic Carbon Solutions Ltd.,

    BUSTED: British & Irish expats who help Belvedere Group swindle investors

    One day after new directors were appointed to 'ensure' that Cayman-domiciled Brighton SPC would be operated legally, the Fund illegally acquired a Gibraltar firm with bogus assets of $125 million, OffshoreAlert can reveal. The transfer allowed Belvedere and its accomplices in Britain, Dubai, Gibraltar, Spain and elsewhere to continue securities frauds involving firms listed on stock exchanges in Denmark, England and Germany.

    SEC v. Verdmont Capital S.A.: Verdmont’s Opposition to Asset Freeze

    Verdmont Capital's opposition to SEC's asset freeze application in U. S. Securities and Exchange Commission v. Caledonian Bank Ltd., Caledonian Securities Ltd., Clear Water Securities, Inc., Legacy Global Markets S.A. and Verdmont Capital S.A. at the U. S. District Court for the Southern District of New York.

    Insider Talking: April 30, 2004

    Ian Renert and his unlicensed Bahamas-based investment fund group receive $1.5 m in penalties in securities fraud action, London-based barristrer Lawrence Jones in messy legal battle with former fiancée, Keith King and the Dominican Republic's Central Bank, AT&T Corp. sues the Bahamas Tourist Office for an allegedly unpaid bill of $104,361, Royal Bank of Scotland refused to explain massive exposure to the Cayman Islands, civil complaints filed in the Turks and Caicos Islands against Professional Capital Ltd. and Intalco Management Ltd., US Government obtains order allowing it to seize $2.6 m of narcotics trafficking proceeds held at Barclays Bank (Bahamas), US Government applies to seize 55-feet catamaran passenger ferry called 'The Preference' moored in St. Vincent and the Grenadines, and Netherlands Antilles-domiciled Overseas World Marketing NV sues Motivational Marketing Inc. in Florida.

    First Nevisian group opens up in the Dominican Republic

    The First Nevisian stockbroking and corporate services group, which is now known as The FN Group, has opened an office in the Dominican Republic, where it plans to relocate much of its business from Nevis.And the official line is still that Keith King "retired" from the group two years ago, even though he is listed as the administrative contact for its new Internet domain name of 'thefngroup.com', which was only created 12 months ago on June 20, 2000.

    Insider Talking: October 31, 2000

    Midasco Gold Corp's dubious offshore private placement participants, Turks & Caicos Islands regulator issues warning against Orion Bank & Trust, Canadian lawsuit filed against Bermuda-based investment firm GulfStream Financial Ltd., prospectus for Bermuda Money Funds identifies long-deceased Bermudian attorney as its chairman, Better Business Bureau in Costa Rica angered by Harris Organization's false claim to be a member, New Utopia scam keeps going and going, superseding indictment brought against Nevis-based offshore provider Robin Cotterell.

    Arrest warrant out for First Nevisian principal Keith King

    Readers who are considering doing business with the First Nevisian stock-broking and corporate services group in Nevis might like to know there is a warrant out in South Africa for the arrest of its key principal, Keith Leslie King. They may also be interested to learn that he set up a firm in Nevis after being kicked out of the Isle of Man, where his company, City & International Securities, also recently lost a £45,000 ($72,000) lawsuit brought by a former client. A second lawsuit against City & International Securities and King personally is due to be tried soon in the Isle of Man.