The Harris Organization financial services group has been evicted from its offices in Panama City for non-payment of rent; The revocation of the banking license of Baltic Bank Ltd. earlier this year by the Offshore Finance Authority of St. Vincent and the Grenadines has been stayed by Justice Brian Alleyne, sitting in the local High Court, according to a source familiar with the action; The battle for control of $6.5 million of frozen assets of a now-defunct, Dominica-based Ponzi scheme known as Stock Generation is dragging on through the United States District Court for the District of Massachusetts; Grenada Prime Minister Keith Mitchell and several other members of his Cabinet have received an award of $200,000, plus legal costs of $10,000, after winning a libel action brought against local journalist Stanley Charles, businessman and radio talk show producer Eddie Frederick and Grenada Broadcasting Network; The Central Bank of Belize has issued warnings about two entities that may be incorrectly holding themselves out to be licensed financial institutions: Trinity Savings Bank and Goldman & Stein; A Bermuda resident has accused the island's biggest law firm, Conyers, Dill & Pearman, of charging exorbitant fees for taking two trustees off her will, reported The Royal Gazette newspaper; A new date of July 15, 2002 has been set for the resumed hearing in the Bahamas of the appeal brought by the directors of Suisse Security Bank & Trust Ltd. against the decision of the Central Bank revoking SSBT's licence; and The lack of concern shown by the operators of the Financial Times web-site for the financial well-being of its visitors continues.
An appeals court ruling in the United States has allowed the SEC to proceed with a civil fraud action against the owners of a Dominica-based virtual stock market 'game' known as Stock Generation. On September 13, 2001, the United States Court of Appeal for the First Circuit overturned a lower court's decision to throw out the SEC's action against SG Ltd.
An appeals court has overturned a US District Court judge's decision to unfreeze millions of dollars of frozen assets of a Dominica-based Internet gaming firm known as Stock Generation.In a decision on February 5, 2001, the Court of Appeals ordered that a preliminary injunction and asset freeze against the Stock Generation group will remain in effect until further order.
The SEC has frozen the assets of Dominica-registered Stock Generation, which Offshore Alert exposed nine months ago as operating a Ponzi scheme masquerading as an Internet investment game.In doing so, the SEC has acknowledged the co-operation of the Economic Crime Division of the Central Criminal Police of Estonia, a country where Stock Generation maintained bank accounts.
It appears that Dominica-registered Stock Generation, which operates a Ponzi scheme dressed up as an investment game that is played over the Internet, may be about to collapse. The company, whose dubious game was featured in the September edition of Offshore Alert, has, by its own admission, stopped paying out participants.
OffshoreAlert takes a comprehensive look at the Internet-gaming pheneomenon called Stock Generation, that is growing at a rapid pace even though it appears to be a Ponzi scheme.