PLAYING THE BIG MAN (WITH VICTIMS’ MONEY): This video, taken on March 19th, 2011, shows British lawyer and former policeman Timothy Schools entertaining his family, friends, and associates to champagne and fine-dining at a luxury ski hotel in the French Alps that he co-owned – all bought and paid for with some of the tens of millions of dollars that he swindled from investors in Axiom Legal Financing Fund, a litigation funding-based investment scam he started two years earlier. The occasion was Schools’ 50th birthday and his marriage to Claire Schools, who was also involved with Axiom. Several other participants in the scam were in attendance, including Richard Emmett, Dale Stephenson, and Alan Hutson.
Timothy & Claire Schools: Wedding Video
David Marchant is the founder, owner, and editor of OffshoreAlert. He is a career journalist who has lived and worked in Wales, England, Bermuda, and the USA. Since launching OffshoreAlert in 1997, he has exposed more than 175 investment fraud and money laundering schemes and helped law enforcement, regulators, and asset recovery specialists imprison, discipline, and seize the assets of those responsible. Fraudsters have sued for defamation in Canada, Cayman Islands, England, Grenada, Panama, and the United States, with several plaintiffs subsequently going to prison, including one for 17 years. He has appeared in TV shows and documentaries, including The Daily Show with Jon Stewart, American Greed, We're Not Broke, and The Price We Pay and been quoted or referenced in countless news articles, books, and reports.