$230-Billion Offshore Bank Hughes Vault?
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Between 1997 to 2000, an independent offshore bank located in the West Indies on the Caribbean island of Grenada laid claims to having managed what amounted to an approximate total of nearly $230-billion in assets. Not a bad track record for any bank, however no bank as ever done what FIRST INTERNATIONAL BANK OF GRENADA, LTD. (FIBG, Ltd.) claimed in just 3-years.
At first, the United States government claimed in a federal indictment filed in Portland, Oregon, USA that it was just a "sham bank" with worthless documents that never existed as anything more than a scheme to defraud thousands of people worldwide into believing that the bank was legitimate. Hence, five (5) people were arrested in 2004 and are awaiting trial.
While the U.S. government has labeled FIBG as nothing more than a criminal Ponzi scheme, advertising through its representations its $230-million in assets, the practice of such advertising is not unlike many other banks throughout the United States who do not have their bank officials thrown into federal prisons for the same. The difference in the case of FIBG is that the 'large asset instrument' documents disappeared giving it the appearance the bank was no more than a fraud.
The story is old, but there is an entirely new revelation that is now serving to prove that there really were billions of assets attached to FIBG, but secretly removed.
In January 2004, a private investigator who had working the FIBG case for 3-years, amassing intelligence data from around the world, was commissioned to locate 'official proof' that the missing documents were real.
On September 9, 2004 an amazing breakthrough occurred when the investigator not only located the source of where the documents had been hiding, but also received copies of those documents, which prove that the billions in assets were actually quite real.
Additionally, names of those who knew of and were involved in the removal, transference, and conversion of the FIBG bank 'large asset instrument' document portfolio packages have surfaced and are now being pursued through an international investigation and manhunt.
To hear the chief investigator tell his story the secret riddle that has kept many international law enforcement agencies perplexed for nearly 10-years when an international task force named, OPERATION RISKY BUSINESS, began being led by American and Canadian government agents there seems that the assets themselves created a U.S. national security alert that sprang government spooks into the picture because, at least one (1) and perhaps now two (2) of other foreign government agents went 'rogue' on them who were directly responsible and involved with the secret removal of those FIBG bank documents.
Here's what the investigator, who asked to be held anonymous if we ever wrote this story, told us:
"I've been trying to untangle this mystery for almost 3-years now, however others who spent almost twice as much time on this case, reached a different conclusion.
FIBG bank was 'not' just another offshore bank scam. Oddly, no one seemed willing or able to try and solve the financial puzzle as to where the 'large asset instrument' document portfolio packages disappeared to. This case was left in such disarray that it was looking at a murder scene with the perpetrator standing at the scene of the crime with the body laying dead of multiple gunshot wounds, but no weapon was ever found. It didn't matter to the U.S. Department of Justice though because, they just rounded up all the paperwork and personal property of those they suspected, but never found the smoking gun.
I chose to go after the gun, instead, to see who fired it. And, I now have fingerprints and the names of everyone whose hands were on the weapon that killed thousands of depositors and it was 'not' any of those who are being threatened with what is tantamount to life sentences of between 14-years to as much as 1,230-years or more in a Portland, Oregon, USA U.S. District Court case number "CR-01-321-KI" entitled, "United States Of America verses Gilbert Allen Ziegler (aka) Van A. Brink", et al.
It's too easy to mimic other news reporter's stories these days, but after I received a tip from a U.S. intelligence agent in May 2002, in excess of 4,000 e-mails, and now discovered the missing evidence, the culprits behind it, and most of the story it becomes quite clear 'who' should be looking at federal prison sentences that the court may decide.
I'm not so quick to agree with popular world press news theories. I've worked hard putting in well over 18,000-hours to find 'proof' so, I guess that some could perhaps look at me as an expert witness or bumbler who spent too much time trying to solve a criminal case that is first scheduled to begin a trial, which will likely begin much later than April 2005.
None of the federal investigators are either willing to fess up to knowing anything more than what is chattered in the federal criminal indictment. And, now I know 'why'.
This case has "National Security" stamped all over it by so many governments that it is extremely difficult to see the forest for the trees and to be able to sort out fact from fiction.
The claimed asset amounts are astronomical and that alone provides something to fabulous to be considered credible so, it automatically takes on the appearance as being one big fraud.
When one begins to learn more about 'who' worked in the background and 'why' those particular bank assets were removed, transferred, and converted into indistinguishable other monetary instruments and cash involving third world governments and huge banks that many have never even heard of before much less know what power they wield a new dawn arises where the proverbial light bulb goes on in the cobweb attic of a brain to see that something else is actually going on and that this prosecution is nothing more than a diversionary process to keep people focused on foreign policy lines designed to quash independent offshore banking around the world, which it has been quite successful in doing from 1993 through 2003.
A decade fought to scare people into keeping their money in domestic economies rather than placing it outside. How much money had gone into offshore banks? Trillions!
If I hadn't seen the documents with my own two eyes I probably wouldn't have believed it myself.
After learning of the dangers that these restricted documents provide for anyone who attempts to use them, I decided to story my copies in secretly named files and folders in cyberspace so if anything happens to me, there are others who can pull their copies of what I have and share them with others. Getting rid of me will do no one any good so, all I have to say is, "Good luck!"
There are hard copy black and white, and color 'documentary proof' and 'official evidence histories' that go contrary to every single government news report written in the press about FIDELITY INTERNATIONAL BANK, INC. (FIB, Inc.) and FIRST INTERNATIONAL BANK OF GRENADA, LTD. (FIBG, Ltd.) never having held the assets they claimed to have.
Having witnessed and held on to what I have, I sometimes wonder 'how' during my 30s I could have ever trusted or believed what I read in newspapers, magazines, heard on radio, and saw on television news reports produced by so many prominent media sources that decided to carry the same story lines about FIB, Inc. and FIBG, Ltd. banks being nothing more than frauds.
According to PriceWaterhouseCoopers representative named, Marcus A. Wide, appointed by the Grenada government as Liquidator over the bank, the documents went missing and thereby provided every appearance of fraud based on 'no evidence of tangible assets' to cover its claims and from what all the hoop-la was all about in its literature.
Here's what I know . . .
The FIB, Inc. and FIBG, Ltd. 'large asset instrument' document portfolio packages that went missing, did so before the government of Grenada appointed at least three (3) Statutory Interim Administrators (i.e. Errol Thomas, Garvey Louison, and Lawrence Jones) and one Liquidator (i.e. Marcus A. Wide of PriceWaterhouseCoopers), all who claimed there was "no evidence" of any "large assets" claimed by FIBG bank when at least one (1) of them, the famous London (UK) barrister, Lawrence Jones, knew where and what had happened to some of them that were valued in the billions of U.S. dollars.
Everyone from London to Miami cried "FRAUD", and even though I understood well what 'they saw' as being quite clear and convincing to them, I was told there was much more involved. And, there was, and there still is.
According to what I've found to-date, only 'one individual', was actually involved in removing the 'large asset instruments', which was performed by the then current FIBG bank Chief Executive Officer (CEO) named, Mark Kennedy, a Canadian citizen operating under instructions from a foreign government agent named, Gabriel F. MacEnroe, a citizen of Switzerland, England, and the Republic of Ireland.
According to a few legal professionals who have now reviewed the documents and information, the 'paperwork processing' was quite legal, however both 'securing the original paperwork' and 'using it' in the 'paperwork processing' was highly illegal because, it involved acts of espionage, theft, fraud by deception, and obstruction of justice.
The person in-charge over the 'large asset instruments' was a man named, Mr. William R. ("Bill") Davis, Trustee and Attorney-In-Fact with authorized signatory over all the FIBG bank 'large asset instrument' document portfolio packages designated by the first CEO of FIBG bank named, Gilbert A. Ziegler (aka) Van A. Brink, sometime between October 15, 1997 and December of 1997 who both also saw a Bahamas registered international business company (IBC) named, DAVIS HOLDINGS LTD., added to the FIBG bank portfolio.
According to my information Davis originally brought 33,333 shares of AUTOMATED TELECOMMUNICATIONS, INC. stock to FIBG bank, which later on became PRESTO TELECOMMUNICATIONS, INC. stock for $100-K (USD).
Within 1-day Bill Davis saw to the beginning of a sales transaction of the stock FIBG bank had received upon a call from a 72-year old couple named, Lester S. Gifford and Virginia L. Gifford, of Montrose, Colorado who had held for them a Nevada company named RESUBEKA VALLEY, LLC that wanted to buy 10,000 shares of stock in AUTOMATED TELECOMMUNICATIONS, INC. for the magical price of? That's right! $100-K (USD). The bank sold about 1/3rd of its purchased stock.
According to a San Diego Union-Tribune newspaper financial columnist named, Don Bauder, FIBG bank had amassed a grand total of 351,459 shares of stock in PRESTO TELECOMMUNICATIONS, INC. that Davis had first introduced to the Grenada FIBG bank portfolio.
Brink resigned on October 1, 1999 amidst a news wave of controversy alleged by Marxist rebels that had first sought the overthrow of the previous Grenada government in 1993 alleging bribery and corruption through favoritisms FIBG bank may have received through the Office of the Prime Minister of Grenada named, Dr. Keith C. Mitchell.
FIBG bank CEO Brink turned over every last file to his successor CEO named, Mark Kennedy, including information on just what FIBG bank had placed for assets in investments that were the support base basis to provide huge interest rate returns to FIBG bank depositors on their Certificates of Deposits (CDs) and more.
Kennedy wasted no time in taking over the bank as a foreign agent. He began putting on the poor mouth by complaining the bank had been previously mismanaged. What few realized though was that Kennedy had cut a deal with an international trader and financial risk-management consultant who was another foreign agent named, Gabriel F. MacEnroe, who used Kennedy and Davis in 2000 to spirit out and away from FIBG bank 'specific' large asset instruments from the FIBG bank portfolio.
One (1) of the large assets of FIBG bank were tied to $4.2-billion in gold CDs issued by the UNION BANK OF SWITZERLAND that were tied to the Indonesia Soekarno Family and the Pringgodigdo Estate through its Holder named, Prasetya Hadi (aka) Prasetya Purwanto.
MacEnroe and Davis along with his friend named, Mr. Trotta, flew to Jakarta, Indonesia to sign over large asset instruments including those of FIBG bank what had been removed by CEO Kennedy at the behest of MacEnroe in February 2000.
In addition to 'many corresponding documents' contained in that "large asset instrument" package of the bank, was one (1) FAX I received (transcribed below) listing on line item three ("3.") the $4.2-billion tied to FIBG, Ltd. "large asset instrument" of April of 2000 outlined in many more documents transferred out of the FIBG, Ltd. portfolio files under former CEO Mark Kennedy's administration of the bank under the signatory power of William R. Davis.
FROM: PELANGI HOTEL PHONE NO.: 0778 455122 P03
IRREVOCABLE DEED OF ASSIGNMENT
FOR THE UNRESTRICTED MANAGEMENT OF ASSETS
Pages 1 of 2
THE UNDERSIGNED, Prasetya Hadi a.k.a. Prasetya Purwanto, principal Signatory of the Pringgodigdo Estate, acting on behalf of the Soekarno Estate, operating in Yojyakarta, Indonesia, am the legal Signatory, Holder and/or Owner recognized by the principal banks holding the following assets:
1. Certificate of Obligation, BFT 00034005 Parade Platz 6 Zurich Switzerland No 627418 ; ISMA 1870211098; date August 3, 1963, as much as 11,850,000 Kgs. Bank Guarantee No. DD 27098 T.S. Holder Mr. Pringgodigdo.
2. Bullion Certificate CD 6740 - Suisse M.S.L.0987098 as much as 3,595,000 Kgs. dated March 10, 1960, Holder Mr. Pringgodigdo.
3. Bullion Certificate CD 6740 - Suisse; 096.T. 009672; as much as 1,225,000 Kgs. dated August 2, 1966 UBS, Holder Mr. Pringgodigdo.
4. Certificate of Obligation, No DD27908; Certificate Of Deposit No 487902; Bank Guarantee 67118; August 6, 1960 as much as 675,000 Kgs. Holder Mr. Pringgodigdo.
5. Bullion Certificate CD6740 - Suisse No 786886 as much as 395,000 Kgs.; dated August 3, 1966; Holder Mr. Pringgodigdo.
6. Certificate Of Obligation No. 7871180 Certificate Deposit No 74118609; date March 02, 1966 as much as 600 Metric Tons, AU Gold. Mr. Pringgodigdo.
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Prasetya Hadi a.k.a. Prasetya Purwanto, Signatory The Pringgodigdo Estate
Date: April 5, 2000
Rudolf Bosboon Notary Seal, by: Jan Steven de Graaf (signature witness)
[Notary Seal][Witness Stamp]
Seen for legalization the signature of Prasetya Purwanto, by me, Mr. Jan Steven de Graaf, substitude for the office of Mr. Rudolf Bosboon, notary-public, practising at Monnickendam, the Netherlands, on this 5th April 2000.
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Alexander Gilbert Baraona, CEO Burl Howard Securities Corp.
Date: April 7, 2000
C.S. Barrameda Notary Seal, by: Richard L. Canino Date
Commission # 1218404
Santa Clara County
My Comm. Expires May 6, 2003
Who 'else' knew about missing large asset instruments of FIBG bank?
Well, according to an e-mail I received from the former FIBG bank CEO Mark Kennedy, his successor CEO named, Lawrence Jones knew!
Lawrence Jones was also the Grenada government appointed Statutory Interim Administrator for FIBG bank.
Who 'else' knew about missing large asset instruments of FIBG bank?
Well, according to an e-mail I received from the former FIBG bank CEO Mark Kennedy, foreign agent Gabriel F. MacEnroe knew!
Who 'else' knew about missing large asset instruments of FIBG bank?
Well, according to an e-mail I received from the former FIBG bank CEO Mark Kennedy the Grenada Prime Minister Dr. Keith C. Mitchell knew!
How could the Grenada Prime Minister have possibly known?
Well, according to an e-mail I received from the former FIBG bank CEO Mark Kennedy, Lawrence Jones, Gabriel F. MacEnroe, and a man named John Taylor (Japanese Prime Minister Ryutaro Hasimoto daughter's friend) had meetings with the Prime Minister who was kept apprised of FIBG bank and the coordinated private re-organization plan they all knew about, which received the approval of the Grenada Prime Minister once he was informed that both Jones and Taylor had flown to Tokyo, Japan to verify two (2) DIA-ICHI KANGYO BANK CO. cheques holding a value of $3.8-billion U.S. dollars.
As soon as that personal report was delivered to the Grenada Prime Minister, he saw issued another Grenada new independent offshore bank with a similar name to the FIBG bank named, FIRST INTERNATIONAL BANK OF GRENADA 2000 LTD. (FIBG 2000, Ltd.).
Subsequently, however the Grenada government appointed liquidator named, Marcus A. Wide (PriceWaterhouseCoopers) was 'not' informed or did not mention the $3.8-billion in two (2) DIA-ICHI KANGYO BANK CO. cheques in any of his Interim Reports for public viewing at the Canada based PriceWaterhouseCoopers website.
Why was FIBG bank claimed by at least four (4) officials, several governments, and numerous global press reports to not have assets to pay all FIBG bank depositors, business vendors, and PriceWaterhouseCoopers audit, accounting, and recovery fees?
What about the two (2) DIA-ICHI KANGYO BANK CO. cheques valued at $3.8-billion as "large asset instruments" that were reported as false?
If anyone is to believe the word of the famous London barrister, Lawrence Jones who lives in the lifestyle of the 'rich and famous' in Monaco, what happened to $3.8-billion of 'those' FIBG bank assets?
Jones returned to Grenada and informed Prime Minister Mitchell that the assets he had personally verified with Taylor were 'real'.
So, what happened to the 'rest' of the FIBG bank 'large asset instruments'?
What about that infamous $15 to $20-million "ruby statue" ("Boy On A Water Buffalo" or "Cowboy Riding A Water Buffalo") and the $17-million in ARISTOCRAT ENDEAVOR FUNDS traded in a program on the Bahamas stock exchange that were also FIBG bank 'large asset instrument' document portfolio packages?
These assets were brought to FIBG bank by a Mormon (Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints; LDS) man named, Daniel Charles Rodius, who had lived for over 30-years as a pillar of virtue in his family's community of Henderson, Nevada, USA. Well, as the story goes in the local newspapers there, his own son shot Mr. Rodius to death. So, we all know that dead men tell no tales, but what about his 'wife'? What about the Executor of the Rodius Estate?
For most news reporters it has become easier to simply agree with whatever they are fed as news by their governments. Why bother to work as an investigative reporter if you can have your news food handed to you a silver platter by government agents and rumor mill mongers skirting online bulletin board services (BBS)?
Perhaps it is easier for most investigative reporters to simply agree with whatever the U.S. Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) told them that the original owner of the $15-million dollar ruby said.
Funny how a very religious Mormon man would bring phony assets like a $15-million dollar asset to FIBG bank isn't it?
Could there possibly be the faintest hint or scintilla of suspicion that the owner of the ruby may have skirted the truth just a little for reasons that only the "FBI Tax Division" would only know about in an effort of the owner of the ruby when faced with exposure of having evaded tax responsibilities as to where exactly his ruby went into an offshore bank asset that was being used for debentures and trading programs to make him some quick 'hidden cash' returns?
Of course to support the FBI contention that the owner of the ruby is telling the truth, we would then have to believe the U.S. government theory for the prosecution that somehow a 30-year resident of the city of Henderson, Nevada who was portrayed as a God fearing Mormon family man somehow was spurred into fraudulently placing the owner's $15-million dollar ruby statue into FIBG bank offshore?
Reporters went along with the FBI stories without investigating Daniel C. Rodius for the ruby and the $17-million in ARISTOCRAT ENDEAVOR FUNDS in a Bermuda stock exchange program, which according to them, just all of a sudden weren't. Why should these so-called investigative reporters even bother to investigate when they are thrown news bones to gnaw on? Why not just call it a day, boys? Collect your weekly paychecks, and play ball by listening to those good ole government agents, eh?
Well? I just 'had' to find out for myself. Maybe someday a slightly 'different' version will emerge from my discoveries. Who knows?
What about $100-billion+ in "large asset instruments" claimed by the bank? Nearly $100-billion in FIBG bank assets cleverly manipulated by a lawyer named, William E. Siegfried, of Indio, California, USA from out of his office in Palm Springs, California, USA.
I know, "Never heard of him!" Well? Neither had I until I bothered to investigate him and his business partner named, Walter R. Wellman, of Alpine and Midvale, Utah, USA who supposedly had Montana Gold reserves valued at that much.
Wellman, is an interesting man who holds a high position in the Mormon Church man who hides behind lawyers, which U.S. government agents reported was the same schizophrenic behavior that it saw the late Mr. Howard Hughes demonstrate when he thought the whole world was out to get him too, which they were. Hughes kept a Mormon man named, Robert Maheu, close by.
Wellman also has another attorney named, Gregory R. Bennett located in Missoula, Montana that he used for his WELLMAN MINING CORPORATION and his firm today named, ARBOR SENIOR CARE, INC. out of Salt lake City, Utah.
Attorney Siegfried also saw another man many of us are familiar with named, Dr. William M. McKnight of Plano, Texas bring $40-billion to the table.
Dr. McKnight was involved with settling tribal disputes amongst Mexican communal land property owners during post-Ejido Law days.
McKnight also worked with a man named, Ellis L. Deyon, who if you really dig deep enough under the funny business of his claiming to be a CIA agent you will find that he really was an employee for the CIA according to 'other' court recorded documents of which their are loads!
Basically, the McKnight-Ellis plan was simple. Snag land away from poor Mexican landholders and then deed the property over to a Canadian gold mining company now in Mexico thanks to that, which happens to still be doing rather well ever since.
Wellman and McKnight used Siegfried to convert their land claims valued in a total amount of approximately $100-billion into special Certificates of Deposit that Siegfried designed himself and then placed into FIB, Inc. (Nauru, Belize, Barbados, etc.) and FIBG, Ltd. (Grenada) on behalf of his clients, but something went wrong. Siegfried died on May 31, 1998 in Palm Desert, California. Oh-oh!!!
But, before his death, FIBG, Ltd. had seen a grand total of Wellman CDs totaling $60-billion in "large asset instruments" fed the first $20-billion placed under management into FIB, Inc. (Nauru), another $20-billion placed into IDIC (a reinsurance entity (Nevis and Grenada), and another $60-billion placed into a Bahamas-registered entity named, SHERWOOD INVESTMENTS, LTD.
The details of the Dr. McKnight placed "large asset instruments" with the bank still remains shrouded in smoke and mirror mystery to me, but I am confident that Robert Earl Palm in Canada (aka) Robertowi Palmovi in Moscow (aka) and Roberta Palma in China could straighten all this out if he still has his living room roll-away tea cart filing cabinet, which he used to wield around like a mad man with an axe.
Siegfried's Estate Executor a man named, Bryant C. MacDonald, 2048 Orange Tree Lane, Suite 220, Redlands, CA 92374; (909) 793-7995 sent another man were all familiar with named, Armstrong M. Mertyl (a Haitian-American formerly in Hillside, New Jersey) was told to collect-up all those "large asset instruments" placed with the bank and return them to the Siegfried Estate, which Brink saw done.
The almost whimsical part of this story is that William R. ("Bill") Davis worked for the Howard Hughes foundation as one of its Trustees and some of the FIBG bank 'large asset instrument' document portfolio packages were kept in a Howard Hughes storage vault in Nevada under the control of Davis, according to Richard W. Downes, who was Acting Chief Executive Officer (CEO) of FIBG bank when CEO Mark Kennedy left FIBG bank.
Downes became the Chairman of the Board for FIBG bank when Lawrence Jones (the British barrister from London) became the Chief Executive Officer (CEO) of FIBG bank.
Downes also became the Chief Executive Officer (CEO) for FIBG 2000, Ltd. bank when Lawrence Jones became the Chairman of the Board for FIBG 2000, Ltd.
Downes was never forgotten about either for he held the key to the Howard Hughes storage vault under the control of Davis, which contained an additional $1.255-billion in FIBG bank 'large asset instrument' document portfolio packages too!
Now, first FIBG bank CEO, Ziegler, met in 1997 with Wellman and Seigfried in Palm Springs and made a deal, which over the course of about 2-years enjoined another name named, Dr. William M. McKnight, of Plano, Texas, USA that eventually totaled about $100-billion in assigned and later deeded assets under the control of both FIB, Inc. bank (Nauru) and FIBG bank (Grenada).
I had never heard of any of these billionaires . . . I did hear of Palm Springs, California and another person named, David Frank Rowe, who had a home in Palm Springs, California where FIBG bank CEO Mark Kennedy lived after he fled Grenada after he removed all the FIBG bank assets. Rowe knew CEO Kennedy because they had worked together for a Canadian firm. Rowe was named as a Director of FIBG bank, and introduced by Robert W. Downes.
FIBG bank CEO Van A. Brink left that bank on October 1, 1999.
Kennedy took over FIBG bank as CEO. Then came Downes who took over FIBG bank as Acting CEO and Chairman of the Board. Then along comes Jones who took over FIBG bank as CEO, and started his own bank, FIBG 2000, Ltd. and brought Downes into it as CEO.
Is any of this becoming a little interesting yet? Well hang on . . .
Kennedy and Rowe worked with a man named, Gerard Burns, in Canada.
Both Canadian RCMP and American FBI agents linked Burns business transactions to the reputed New York Colombo Mafia Crime Family and a reputed Russian Red Mafia man in Brooklyn, New York. A story that all came together in the following article, which only includes a few excerpts here (below):
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BCSC Target Pacific International In New Mafia Indictment
by Brent Mudry
February 6, 2003
In the latest case of U.S. authorities chasing Mafia-linked clients of Canadian brokerages, an associate of New York's Colombo organized crime family and nine others have been charged with securities fraud and money laundering in four penny stock pump-and-dump promotions through greased brokers. Eight targets were arrested in predawn raids Thursday by the agents of the FBI and the U.S. Postal Inspection Service in New York and Miami, while one was already in custody and another is at large.
The United States Department of Justice claims the ring rigged four Nasdaq promotions: Healthwatch Inc., Scottsdale Cigar Co. Inc., Clinical Aesthetics Centre Inc. and Metro Global Media Inc.
In a superseding indictment unsealed Thursday in United States District Court for the Eastern District of New York, authorities claim the alleged fraudsters, several of whom are well known to Canadian regulators, used offshore accounts at Mark Valentine's now defunct Bay Street brokerage Thomson Kernaghan and Pacific International Securities, a controversial Howe Street brokerage now in the midst of a landmark Canadian regulatory prosecution. Pacific International spokesman and compliance director, Richard Thomas, who was unaware of the Rizzo indictment until provided it by Stockwatch, declined immediate comment, citing the current BCSC proceeding.
This latest indictment traces out the alleged co-conspirators of Francesco (Frank) Rizzo, detained without bail since his Dec. 16 arrest on a criminal complaint identifying him as an associate of the Colombo La Cosa Nostra, or LCN, family. Mr. Rizzo, 43, of Glen Cove, N.Y., was arraigned on Jan. 31 on an earlier securities fraud indictment in this case.
The nine new defendants include repeat securities violators Angel Luis Lorie, 60, of Miami, and Gerard Burns, 54, of Scottsdale, Ariz., previously identified by the British Columbia Securities Commission as star bad-boy clients of Pacific International, Russian national Eugene Slusker, Glen Vincent Benussi, and five brokers at Centex Securities, a now-defunct U.S. brokerage fond of Vancouver deals: Douglas Alfieri, Louis Caesar Ceparano, David Brian Miller, Frank Matthew Savasta and Peter Jason Worrell.
In the arrest operation, Messrs. Burns, Alfieri, 38, of East Rockaway, N.Y., Ceparano, 38, of Melville, N.Y., Miller, 30, of New York, and Worrell, 30, of Syosset, N.Y., were arrested in New York and set for arraignment Thursday afternoon by U.S. District Court Judge Joanna Seybert at the federal courthouse in Central Islip, N.Y. Mr. Lorie, Mr. Benussi, 39, of Wellington, Fla., and Mr. Savasta, 33, of Lantana, Fla., were arrested at their homes in Florida, and set for initial arraignment in U.S. District Court for the Southern District of Florida before being shipped off to New York. FBI agents are seeking Mr. Slusker, alias Gene Shuskar, 36, a Russian national last known to be in Brooklyn, N.Y..."
The rest of this article, is at:
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What I find most interesting besides Mormons, Howard Hughes, and the CIA being linked into this case with incredible mysticism is that the Grenada government decided to license a new bank named FIBG 2000, Ltd. and like FIBG, Ltd. bank then saw all its records vanish just 'after' the large asset instrument of $3.8-billion in DIA-ICHI cheques were verified, they vanished too! What did the Grenada government 'do' with 'that' bank and its assets?
No one is talking, especially the CIA Caribbean Station Chief, who briefed with a man named, Winston Whyte, in Grenada.
What about the $500-million Letter Of Credit (LOC) drawn on the BANK OF TOKYO-MITSUBISHI, LTD. held by FIBG bank?
Former FIBG bank director Richard W. Downes claims he turned that asset over to the Assistant U.S. Attorney named, Claire Fay, who is the lead prosecuting attorney in the federal fraud case against Van A. Brink and four (4) others.
So, where is 'that' "large asset instrument" and the 'other' $755-million worth of "large asset instruments" that total $1.255-billion that Downes turned over to the U.S. government out of the Howard Hughes storage vault in Nevada?
According to Downes he's not sure whether 'originals' or 'copies' remain of them all that are being held at the Howard Hughes storage vault in Nevada under Bill Davis' control.
Downes states that his former criminal defense attorney holds the key to the vault inside his files, at:
MARK SUSSMAN, P.C.
1906 S.W. Madison Street
Portland, Oregon 97205
TEL: (866) 230-1906
TEL: (503) 221-0502
FAX: (503) 221-1908
In a July 31, 2003 article written by financial columnist Don Bauder of the San Diego, California Union-Tribune he references two (2) controversial firms:
FIRST INTERNATIONAL BANK OF GRENADA, LTD. and
PRESTO TELECOMMUNICATIONS, INC.
PRESTO's website, according to its Receivership, was taken down, however another website still is found carrying remnants of what once was PRESTO's website, which clearly names its spokesperson as "Bill Davis", at:
Now, according to Bauder's column at the Union-Tribune, in "December 1997" [William R.] "Bill Davis" was named as "attorney-in-fact for Ziegler's banks" [i.e. FIRST INTERNATIONAL BANK OF GRENADA, LTD. (FIBG, Ltd.) and FIDELITY INTERNATIONAL BANK, INC. (FIB, Inc.)].
And, more here:
On September 20, 2000 FIBG, Ltd. bank founder Van A. Brink directed a reply letter to the second (2nd) Grenada government-appointed Statutory Interim Administrator named, Garvey Louison.
Amongst many Brink replies in that letter, only one (1) entity stood out in the bank portfolio. An international business company (IBC) named, DAVIS HOLDINGS, LTD. that Brink saw registered in the Bahamas for William R. Davis and which Rita L. Regale logged Davis' wire transfers and Western Union Money Transfers to in the bank-held files.
Louison's line item number four ("4."), was:
"4. Davis Holdings Ltd
(((As with Bailey Investment, Davis was/is an investment/service company the bank performed duties for and also utilized under contract. Again, you have those records as to any destinations of funds transmissions; I do not (although I will add that in my memory the transmitted sum was relatively minor, if I recall - like $50,000, which was managed by Davis Holdings to buy and sell publicly traded stocks. Davis made some poor calls and finally returned $11-13,000, I believe). I believe during the period in which Davis was managing stock purchases/sales for the bank I served as an on-site nominee signatory (at the client's request so that I would be sure to look over their shoulders at how the funds were being managed for the buy/sell transactions, and not diverted to the personal account of the trader. I am not aware of any interest that was paid to Davis Holdings - but if Davis was paid interest for a deposit at the bank, it would have been according to the rate sheet. I believe the bank may have also acquired some corporate debentures issued by Davis Holdings, but traded these (along with cash) as part of the consideration in the acquisition of some of the larger assets.)))"
Well perhaps 'part' of that was true, but what was Brink doing answering something that CEO Kennedy had removed from the bank files for anyway? Kennedy had the files so, where was Kennedy?
Well, at the time CEO Lawrence Jones was Acting CEO of FIBG, Ltd. and had an INTERPOL warrant sworn-out on Kennedy who was caught in the Bahamas by the FBI, but for some unknown reason, Kennedy was only questioned and then released. Could it have been because, he was operating under instructions from Gabriel F. MacEnroe to do all this?
MacEnroe became a U.S. international fugitive on July 20, 2003 so where is 'his' credibility in all this now if the rumor is true that he worked as a contract agent for the government through a firm named, CIC INTERNATIONAL, LTD. out of Hoboken, New Jersey, USA and sometimes out of Ford, West Sussex, UK?
Where are Kennedy's files right now? Well, I know, which perhaps the AUSA Claire Fay in Portland, Oregon may not! In those files are all of his agreements and correspondence FAXs between MacEnroe and himself of which I have one of those FAXs, which outlines $4.2-billion in gold CDs issued by the UNION BANK OF SWITZERLAND as assets owned by the Indonesian family of Soekarno (i.e. heir Lady President Megawati Soekarnoputri) as was held by the Pringgodigdo Estate, which was then transferred and converted to the Krisimodo Family by the manipulations of the following individuals, Mssrs.:
William R. Davis
Gabriel F. MacEnroe
F. Paimo Danarasa (aka) Dana Rasa
Husein (a Muslim Cleric)
Tubagus Suprianto Sanukri
Muhamad Burhan (ABN/Amro Bank; Eindhoven, Netherlands)
Kho Hian Sui
Prebon Marshall Yamane
All the Indonesian Estates are under the Control of one (1) Committee and the mentioned families are Members of the Collective Leader Board.
The complexities of the aforementioned make Chinese arithmetic seem like child's play.
Bank agreement Nr: 821007654 / Suisse /F/BT/1963 Legalized by UBS No. 70954782 / Suisse / T/ SS/ Feb/ 1963 establishes one set of the assets, is all, but there are many more.
FIDELITY INTERNATIONAL BANK, INC. was a registered international business company (IBC) located in several jurisdictions (e.g. Nauru, Belize, Barbados, etc.).
In December 1997, FIDELITY INTERNATIONAL BANK, INC. saw a man named, William R. ("Bill") Davis, Trustee and Attorney-In-Fact authorized with signatory powers to direct at least one of the FIRST INTERNATIONAL BANK OF GRENADA, LTD. portfolio 'large asset instruments', to wit:
$4.2-billion in UBS gold CD assets of the Soekarno Family of Indonesia (Megawati Soekarnoputri, President of Indonesia) presented by Prasetya Hadi (aka) Prasetya Purwanto, the principal signatory of the Pringgodigdo Estate acting on behalf of the Soekarno Estate - operating in Jakarta, Indonesia - as legal signatory, holder and/or owner recognized by the principal banks holding assets as set forth in a "IRREVOCABLE DEED OF ASSIGNMENT FOR THE UNRESTRICTED MANAGEMENT OF ASSETS". See, e.g. http://www.kycnews.com/message_board_detail.asp?id=13682&page=1
William R. ("Bill") Davis, Trustee and spokesperson for PRESTO TELECOMMUNICATIONS, INC. saw 33,333 shares of AUTOMATED TELECOMMUNICATIONS placed into a Bahamas-registered IBC named, DAVIS HOLDINGS, LTD. managed by FIRST INTERNATIONAL BANK OF GRENADA, LTD. purchasing those shares for $100-K (USD). Within one (1) day the Trustee (i.e. William R. "Bill" Davis) of Lester S. Gifford and Virginia L. Gifford of Montrose, Colorado contacted FIRST INTERNATIONAL BANK OF GRENADA, LTD. an eventually bought 10,000 shares of AUTOMATED TELECOMMUNICATIONS stock for $100-K (USD) from FIRST INTERNATIONAL BANK OF GRENADA, LTD.
It was reported that AUTOMATED TELECOMMUNICATIONS later became PRESTO TELECOMMUNICATIONS, INC. that it is believed resulted in 351,459 shares of PRESTO TELECOMMUNICATIONS stock being held within the DAVIS HOLDINGS, LTD. portfolio of FIRST INTERNATIONAL BANK OF GRENADA, LTD.
It was reported that under the direction of the Grenada government appointed liquidator Marcus A. Wide the shares of stock were sold and/or transferred in an estimated value amount of $2-million U.S. dollars, explicit details of which as previously outlined as aforementioned were never found in any of the Interim Reports published by PriceWaterhouseCoopers at their website for FIRST INTERNATIONAL BANK OF GRENADA, LTD. depositor viewing benefits.
On October 1, 1999 Van A. Brink resigned as CEO of FIRST INTERNATIONAL BANK OF GRENADA, LTD. naming its replacement Chief Executive Officer (CEO) as Mark Kennedy.
In early-2000 CEO Mark Kennedy was contacted by William R. ("Bill") Davis and established a meeting with a man named, Gabriel MacEnroe, in Grenada.
CEO Kennedy contacted Van A. Brink a consultant for FIRST INTERNATIONAL BANK OF GRENADA, LTD. located in Luzira, Uganda and requested his presence during that meeting.
Brink was interrupted by a telephone call from Davis who warned Brink vociferously that MacEnroe did 'not' have the best interests of the bank in mind. Subsequently and in a consultancy role, Brink advised CEO Kennedy to not do any business with MacEnroe.
CEO Kennedy, disregarding Brink's consultancy advice, removed all original portfolio 'large asset instruments' of FIRST INTERNATIONAL BANK OF GRENADA, LTD. and traveled to meet Gabriel MacEnroe who he turned those original files over to around February 4, 2000.
CEO Kennedy, flew to Switzerland arriving at the HOTEL MOZART in Rorschach, Switzerland where he received a FAX dated February 28, 2000 from Gabriel MacEnroe directing to meet him in St. Gallen, Switzerland on the following Tuesday morning between 11:00 a.m. and 11:30 a.m. to discuss, amongst other things, FIRST INTERNATIONAL BANK OF GRENADA, LTD. portfolio 'large asset instruments' pertaining to Indonesia and Japan.
MacEnroe to Kennedy FAX (excerpt):
Date: February 28, 2000
From: Gabriel MacEnroe (COMMERCIAL CAPITAL ESTABLISHMENT, business principal)
To: Mark Kennedy (HOTEL MOZART, guest)
FAX: +41 71 841 06 35
"...I return to St. Gallen on the first plane Tuesday morning and should be in my office by 11:00 - 11:30 and will devote most of my day to you. We can continue into the evening if necessary. I will determine between to-day and to-morrow the status on the assets as per the files you gave. The Indonesian one will be easy, the Japanese may be less easy..."
Within 30-days and specifically in April 2000 FIRST INTERNATIONAL BANK OF GRENADA, LTD. CEO Mark Kennedy saw "William R. ("Bill") Davis, Trustee" begin the process of transferring a 'large asset instrument' that CEO Kennedy had earlier removed as part of a FIDELITY INTERNATIONAL BANK, INC. portfolio being managed by FIRST INTERNATIONAL BANK OF GRENADA, LTD., to wit:
$4.2-billion in UBS gold CD assets of the Soekarno Family of Indonesia (Megawati Soekarnoputri, President of Indonesia) presented by Prasetya Hadi (aka) Prasetya Purwanto, the principal signatory of the Pringgodigdo Estate acting on behalf of the Soekarno Estate - operating in Jakarta, Indonesia - as legal signatory, holder and/or owner recognized by the principal banks holding assets. "IRREVOCABLE DEED OF ASSIGNMENT FOR THE UNRESTRICTED MANAGEMENT OF ASSETS". See, e.g. http://www.kycnews.com/message_board_detail.asp?id=13682&page=1
On June 2, 2000 Mark Kennedy resigned as CEO of FIRST INTERNATIONAL BANK OF GRENADA, LTD. and left Richard W. Downes as its "Acting CEO" until June 8, 2000 when London barrister Lawrence Jones became the official CEO of FIRST INTERNATIONAL BANK OF GRENADA, LTD.
Lawrence Jones, as CEO of FIRST INTERNATIONAL BANK OF GRENADA, LTD. saw Richard W. Downes as Chairman of the Board of FIRST INTERNATIONAL BANK OF GRENADA, LTD.
Miami-based financial business online publication, OffshoreAlert claimed possession of several documents, which put Lawrence Jones at the center of much of the activity involving the FIRST INTERNATIONAL BANK OF GRENADA, LTD.
In June 2000, Lawrence Jones reportedly claimed responsibility for halting FIRST INTERNATIONAL BANK OF GRENADA, LTD. deposits and that he was only trying to sort out the debacle of the bank.
OffshoreAlert discovered Lawrence Jones discussing a matter in a letter that surrounded setting up of structures outside Grenada to accept bank funds. Perhaps, an awkward legal situation for a London barrister to face in lieu of millions of dollars in depositor funds that just disappeared.
Monaco residents may currently feel quite comfortable with Lawrence Jones as their neighbor, however if he's called to answer difficult questions in the United States or is deposed elsewhere, they may begin to think differently about why he may soon choose to keep more to himself as the British court has already levied their opinion of him and his activities with the Grenada government.
Lawrence Jones needs to be caught to answer questions about what actually transpired before, during, and after 2000 when he a man named John Taylor (believed to be close to former Prime Minster of Ryutaro Hasimoto of Japan's daughter) flew to Tokyo, Japan as it is believed for the sole purpose of 'personally verifying' the legitimacy of two (2) DAI-ICHI KANGYO BANK CO. cheques valued at $3.8-billion tied to 'large asset instruments' held in a FIRST INTERNATIONAL BANK OF GRENADA, LTD. portfolio, to wit:
$3.8-billion DAI-ICHI KANGYO BANK CO. Cheques (2)
1. Investment & Humanitarian Projects Agreement with Transaction Code #KBUZU-OKA-27398-B3.8$
- Agreement between Kazutoshi Okazaki & John (Hans) Zuecher and Sherwood Investments (Bahamas) Ltd.
- B/W Copy of Cheque # 871 (AI 57602) and # 872 (AI 57602) front and back.
- B/W Copy of Zurcher's Passport front, back and inside.
- B/W Copy of Okazaki's Passport.
2. Schedule "A" Deed of Assignment with transaction code #KBUZU-OKA-27398-B3.8$
- Deed of Assignment Mr. Kazutoshi Okazaki Present Owner & Attorney-In-Fact, Mr. John (Hans) Zuecher for the benefit of Sherwood Investments (Bahamas) Ltd and / or Sherwood Investments (Bahamas) Ltd.'s duly appointed administrator, Mutual Assets Limited.
- Official Certification B No. 2087/2088 (Certifying signatures of Hans Zurcher and Kazutoshi Okazaki).
3. Deed of Assignment (made November 18th, 1998)
- Deed of Assignment from Sherwood Investment (Bahamas) Ltd. and First International Bank of Grenada, Limited of the two Dai-Ichi Kangyo Bank Co., Ltd. Cheques No. 871 (AI 57602) and 872 (AI 57602).
4. Joint Venture Agreement (made November 18, 1998) Transaction code No. SHER-FI-JV-181198
- JV between Sherwood Investments (Bahamas) Ltd. and First International Bank of Grenada, Limited under transaction code No. SHER-FI-JV-181198.
- Amendment to the Agreement under transaction code No. SHER-FI-JV-181198 made July 20th, 1999 adding Genesis Holding Corp. to the Joint Venture.
5. General Power of Attorney
- Showing the authority of Mr. Kazutoshi Okazaki specifically for the two (2) Dai-Itchi Kangyo Cheques.
- Showing the authority of Mr. Kazutoshi Okazaki on a total of four (4) different cheques.
6. Letter of Intent
- Signed by Mr. Takeharu Okitsu, Mr. Tetsuro Saito, and Mr. Kazutoshi Okazaki.
- Declaration of Ownership by Mr. Kazutoshi Okazaki.
- Certifies Mr. Kazutoshi Okazaki to have authority over the two (2) cheques signed by two (2) at The Finance Ministry of Japan.
9. B/W Copy of Cheque # 871 (AI 57602) and 872 (AI 57602)
- Front and back
10. Confirmation Documentation
- Issued to Barclays Bank PLC Confirming Authenticity, Signatory Bank Officers who signed the Cheques, ECT. Signed by Ryutaro Hasimoto, The Prime Minister of Japan.
- Issued to Mr. Karel Timmermans (Confidential) confirming authenticity of the Cheques on behalf of the Japanese Government singed by Ryutaro Hasimoto, The Prime Minister of Japan.
- Issued to Whom It May Concern Confirming authenticity of the Cheques on behalf of the Japanese Finance Department singed by Mr. Sadakazut Tanigaki.
To hear Van A. Brink tell about what was going on in the background and how Lawrence Jones fit precisely into the picture of the missing 'large asset instruments' is even more revealing.
"...When I met Bob [Robert J.] Skirving in London (July 13 - August 13, 2000 or thereabouts), it was for the purpose of mobilizing some of FIRST INTERNATIONAL BANK OF GRENADA, LTD. assets to effect a cash rescue of the bank.
We reviewed with Lawrence Jones the assets we were seeking to work with, including the $3.8-billion worth of DIA-ICHI cheques, which we verified as authentic and workable through an inquiry made by a sometimes consultant with Bank of Scotland, John Taylor.
When we reported Taylor's confirmation to Lawrence Jones, he had us stick Taylor on a plane for Grenada and took him to meet the Minister of Finance.
Shortly after that meeting Lawrence Jones and Taylor took off for Tokyo, I assume to get the door open on moving the $3.8-billion DIA-ICHI cheques via Taylor's personal connection to the daughter of the Japanese Emperor.
At about what would have been shortly after the time of Lawrence Jones and Taylor's return to Grenada, the Minister of Finance announced the licensing of FIRST INTERNATIONAL BANK 2000, LTD.
The names of the shareholders and directors were never announced publicly, but it was commonly understood in Grenada that Lawrence Jones and his side-kick...were the administration of the bank..."
Now the Grenada government had seen Lawrence Jones appointed as its Statutory Interim Administrator over FIRST INTERNATIONAL BANK OF GRENADA, LTD.
In late-August 2000 CEO Mark Kennedy was informed that upon Lawrence Jones return from Tokyo, Japan to Grenada that he had reported to Grenada Prime Minister Dr. Keith Mitchell that the 'large asset instruments' in the portfolio of FIRST INTERNATIONAL BANK OF GRENADA, LTD. pertaining to two (2) DIA-ICHI KANGYO BANK CO. $3.8-billion cheque "assets were real alright".
Subsequently, the Grenada government approved an offshore bank license for an IBC named, FIRST INTERNATIONAL BANK 2000, LTD. It is believed that Lawrence Jones was appointed as its Chairman of the Board (COB) with Richard W. Downes as its Chief Executive Officer (CEO). Others were involved. Lew Waugh, Barclay Butler, and Dennis Broska of RENAISSANCE BANK provided the initial required capital.
Then a mysterious turn of events took place publicly. After the Grenada government issued FIRST INTERNATIONAL BANK 2000, LTD. its license along with the earmarked 'large asset instruments' that were once held in the portfolio of FIRST INTERNATIONAL BANK OF GRENADA, LTD. for transference and conversion to those who were bringing new assets into FIRST INTERNATIONAL BANK 2000, LTD. the Government simply closed it and the files seemed to disappear.
Something else that came to naught was the separate rescue package that Richard W. Downes negotiated with a party in the Philippines (Bank of the South Pacific, initials BOSPI) concerning some FIRST INTERNATIONAL BANK OF GRENADA, LTD. guarantees issued in 1999 that had been insurance wrapped.
The initial Grenada government appointed Statutory Interim Administrator named, Errol Thomas, refused to confirm the authenticity of those guarantees until after the offer had expired, on two (2) occasions, in November 2000 and January 2001. Those guarantees it is believed were based on the two (2) DIA-ICHI KANGYO BANK CO. cheques.
If those were the assets which had been transferred and/or hijacked for the purposes of seeing FIRST INTERNATIONAL BANK 2000, LTD. capitalized then confirming those guarantees would technically have been an act of fraud. Some speculate that this might have something to do with some of the bizarre behavior coming from Errol Thomas refusing to act on those FIRST INTERNATIONAL BANK OF GRENADA, LTD. guarantees.
Based upon a full review of my file information, FIRST INTERNATIONAL BANK OF GRENADA, LTD. previously held portfolio 'large asset instruments' was laundered-out right from under the nose of the Grenada government appointed Liquidator, Marcus A. Wide, long 'after' Van A. Brink resigned from FIRST INTERNATIONAL BANK OF GRENADA, LTD. on October 1, 1999 and turned the bank over to his successor CEO Mark Kennedy.
There is 'no' denying that CEO Mark Kennedy, Ms. Marion Suite, Gabriel MacEnroe, L. Trotta, William R. ("Bill") Davis, Lawrence Jones, Adrian Ball, Barclay Butler, and a huge list of names held in my files either not come forward with and/or may have concealed information pertaining to FIRST INTERNATIONAL BANK OF GRENADA, LTD. portfolio 'large asset instruments' that were concealed, removed, transferred, and then converted into other forms of monetary instruments that were disbursed through a network of several others. The details of which along with names I hold in my files.
At the current time none of the above named individuals have been charged with any criminal offense or held to answer on any of the following proposed criminal charges:
- Obstruction of Justice
- Fraud by Deception
"...The formality was needed to protect company assets and equipment in the country, said Presto spokesman Bill Davis..."
Source: SAN DIEGO UNION-TRIBUNE, December 18, 1998 [ http://www.electriciti.com/presto/Articles.html ]
"On October 15, 1997, Vassallo wrote a testimonial letter to Ziegler. Vassallo was pleased with 'excellent service and professional handling of our account by FIDELITY INTERNATIONAL BANK' of Nauru, Ziegler's bank..."
"...Later that month, William R. Davis, treasurer of some Vassallo enterprises, including AUTOMATED/PRESTO, wrote a letter heaping praise on Ziegler's Nauru bank, pledging to shift trust funds there.
In December of 1997, Davis was named attorney-in-fact for Ziegler's bank, in addition to his duties for Vassallo. This is when Ziegler's bank began acquiring shares of AUTOMATED/PRESTO, documents reveal.
The documents also show that Davis continued to deal with Ziegler after he moved his scam machine to Grenada..."
"...Where would Davis come up with the money? 'He had no clue how the real world works,' says major Presto investor Kenneth Scott Cousens, who knew both Davis and Ziegler -- in fact, introduced Ziegler to Davis and Vassallo..."
"...Davis continued his offshore hustling for Vassallo. Ziegler's banks provided extensive services to AUTOMATED/PRESTO. Vassallo and Davis used another tax haven, the Isle of Man, for other schemes."
Source: SanDiegoReader.Com, CITY LIGHTS, July 31, 2003, PRESTO CHANG-O, YOU'VE BEEN DUPED, by Don Bauder [ http://www.sdreader.com/php/cityshow.php?id=C073103 ]
"...Lo and behold, when it collapsed, the bank had 351,459 shares of Presto..."
Source: SanDiegoReader.Com, CITY LIGHTS, July 17, 2003, Opera Buff Hornswoggle, by Don Bauder [ http://www.sdreader.com/php/cityshow.php?id=C071703 ]
From: Van A Brink
Date: Tue, 17 Dec 2002 14:02:36 +0000 (UTC)
Subject: RD, MK, RR, BD and MacEnroe
CC: (no CC recipients)
"...MK [Mark Kennedy] told me that Gabriel MacEnroe read all of my Hotmail and MSN Messenger chat messages, that he knew everything the two of us ever discussed via e-mail or chat before he ever spoke with Mark in any of their meetings. I was in my internet infancy then..."
"...I remember that Bill [William R. ("Bill") Davis] was completely excited about being introduced to Gabriel MacEnroe, hence his initial glowing reports and recommendations to me.
"Bill did have a "partner" - although I never met him - who was an accountant and who was also hoping to help Bill get back into the financial big time. Bill told me the accountant's name, Mr. Trotta. When we met - and I believe through the whole time I knew him - Bill lived in the Riverside, California area.
Mark and Bill didn't really get along that well (Bill being one of the ones who urged me not to resign, might have been a factor in that, I don't know - Mark was always polite and even-tempered with everyone yet perceived Bill to be non-productive to the bank - and so did Rita [Rita L. Regale (aka) Rita L. Brunges]). Mark had enough interactions with Bill that he probably would have known where Bill lived in California. With the exception of RR (Rita Regale), who sent all wires and Western Union money transfers to BD [William R. ("Bill") Davis], I don't think anyone else at FB [FIB, Inc./FIBG, Ltd.] would have been even remotely interested in where BD called home."
It would not surprise me at all if Bill pitched MacEnroe on several of Bill's FB-unrelated projects (and would surprise me if he didn't).
For instance, Bill was personal friends with Bobby Vasallo (sp), the principal in AUTOMATED TELECOMMUNICATIONS (that became PRESTO TELECOMMUNICATIONS) that had headquarters offices in San Diego. Bill had talked me into purchasing $100,000 worth of Automated stock back in the Fidelity days. He later sold 1/3 of that for the bank for $100,000.
The stock continued to grow in value and split a few times. The bank never purchased more, but as of 1999 the bank's AUTOMATED stocks were worth over a million. Then BD gave the bank some of his AUTOMATED/PRESTO stock to repay the amounts we had advanced him at various times to go about his business, including looking for deals for the bank. That put the bank's AUTOMATED/PRESTO stock holdings worth above $2-million, in that Bill awarded the stock to the bank at original issue price, not current market value (an honest, noble man he was who really did try to look after my best interests in what he did - and was most appreciative of the support I fed him survival funds when he was down and out and trying to get started again).
Like I said, he was also a personal friend of Bobby V's and no doubt would have approached MacEnroe about injecting several million into that operation so that they could develop the long distance carrier license income potential that AUTOMATED/PRESTO had in Mexico. I had been approached on that, but didn't see the certainty of monthly dividend returns to feed the interest rates we were obligated to pay depositors and, therefore, declined further involvement financially..."
"...In the days of Fidelity [FIDELITY INTERNATIONAL BANK, INC.] we used a Pittsburgh attorney, Joe Nagel, of Nagel & Goldstein (or Goldsmith, Gold-something). They recommended we open a management company in Belize. We paid them to do so and financed Nagel's trip there to get it done. Nagel left the incorporation papers with a Belize attorney's wife who forgot to give them to her husband (or so the story goes) and we went live in advertising FIDELITY MANAGEMENT COMPANY as managers of FIDELITY INTERNATIONAL BANK and got us thrown out of Belize, so we dropped Nagel and turned to a Boston-area legal beagle named Ralph Sherman, who first thought to solve our problems by employing a Barbados secretarial firm to receive mail for FIDELITY INTERNATIONAL BANK.
We got slammed hard on that by Barbados and it took us a year to get our mail from the central bank there that had seized it. Sherman then led us to AMERICAN INTERNATIONAL BANK, Antigua - and they had things continually screwed up, which finally put us in the mood to get a Class I banking license (instead of Class II), and Sherman lined us up with a Grenada attorney, Anselym [Anselm] Clouden, who then botched the incorporation papers and later tried to bill First Bank [FIRST INTERNATIONAL BANK OF GRENADA, LTD.] $500,000 to correct his own mistake with a one-paragraph amendment filed with the court. Lawyers. Can't live with them. Against the law to shoot them..."
Source: 2002 files of the Offshore Informant. E-Mail: [email protected]
excerpt from Van Brink . . .
"Timeo", you want to hear Mark's [Kennedy's] "side"? Fine. The last e-mail address I have for him is [email protected] When he was with the bank his address was [email protected]
Last I heard, he was living in the Palm Springs, California home of David Rowe and loving it (he went to work for Rowe a few months back).
I choose to believe Mark was simply duped into doing what he did (and into not doing what he promised to do when I turned over all of my offices, titles and authority to him). I liked Mark then and thought he was genuine and that I could trust him. I still like Mark to this day (although I have learned the hard way that I was foolish to trust him with all that I had). Like I said, I choose to believe he was duped and, therefore, still genuine.
Mark came to believe (at the insistence of his new mentor who made the promises of income that never showed up) that the asset documentation First Bank had was faulty. I think Mark continues to believe such to this very day. Sad. I am absolutely, positively, conclusively, certifiably convinced that, the present plight of depositors is a direct result of Mark having been duped in this regard (based on what I proved could be accomplished in a mere 30 days in London last summer). Mark was the dupee. The dupor's name is Gabriel MacEnroe, i.e. the one who told Mark that I was "going down" one way or another and that Mark could "go down" with me, if he didn't fully cooperate, but that if he did cooperate, First Bank would become a project bank for the IMF [International Monetary Fund] and that Mark would be its president.
When Mark was my COO [Chief Operations Officer] (he became such in the spring of 1999), I turned over the follow-through on the assets to him. He promised to complete it when I resigned (October 1, 1999). He wrote to me last spring that he couldn't complete it because of its faults. I told him he was wrong. What I proved with 30-days of concentration in London after he resigned was that there were, indeed, billions worth of those assets that was not only easily proven valid (and independently confirmed to be such), but that highly profitable (to the bank) deals could readily be negotiated on those assets as well.
When Mark resigned and refused to turn over the asset documentation to any bank officer or director (although he promised to turn such over to Richard Downes (Director of F.I.B.G., Ltd.), if Richard would fly to Grenada personally -- which Richard did do, only to be refused to the face by Mark), Lawrence Jones put out an Interpol notice on Mark for his detainment (subsequent to his visit with Richard, Mark left Grenada for the Bahamas). Mark was confronted in the Bahamas, interviewed for several hours by the F.B.I. and set loose. Subsequently, Mark (although Canadian) appeared before the Portland, Oregon [U.S.A.] Grand Jury to "give evidence" against me (and, most likely, others).
Mark retained Michael Gabriel, one of the banking-business-distant associates I had after my resignation. Michael bought Mark's mentor's line (Gabriel MacEnroe's line) of First Bank having faulty asset documentation and he wrote a lengthily letter to the Board upon Mark's resignation, saying and posturing (in 28 single-spaced pages or less) how I relied on faulty economic theory in my basic philosophy and approach to banking and that he could put it all back together with Gabriel MacEnroe (although I can't remember if he mentioned MacEnroe's name). That Michael co-authored an economic paper with me and agreed to every word in that paper prior to publication, he does not admit. That I used that paper to approach the Government of Grenada on how it could gain more economic advantage, he does not admit. That I used that paper as part of the core of the presentation concerning the Union Reserve System (and the African Union Reserve System) he does not admit. Nor does he recant even one of the conclusions that paper made. The paper was titled, "Inverting The Paradigm". It was sub-titled (at Michael's suggestion) "A Quantum Leap In Caribbean Economics". The paper was based, in part, on the writings of other celebrated economists.
Source: 2002 files of the Offshore Informant. E-Mail: [email protected]
Offshore Informant Interview With Van A. Brink.
"...Did your friend Bill Davis ever have any meetings or business ever (that you may recall) with A. L. 'Bobby' Vasallo, Jr. on the 'Texplo-Geo' operation near Trona, California at the 'quiet' China Lake U.S. Naval Weapons Station?..."
[[...A Bobby Vasallo (sp) was the Chairman/President/CEO of Automated Telecommunications (that became Presto Telecommunications). I've not known of any "Texplo-Geo" nor of any connection to the Navy that Vasallo may have had...]]
Source: 2002 files of the Offshore Informant. E-Mail: [email protected]
Miscellaneous, In RE: AUTOMATED TELECOMMUNICATIONS and PRESTO TELECOMMUNICATIONS.
Source: PRESTO TELECOMMUNICATIONS, INC. U.S. Government appointed Receiver and Trustee [ http://www.tflinc.com/cases_presto.html ]
In trying to 'follow the money' in this case assets were there, documents disappeared, and then I began finding documents, names, and information to begin putting this together.
This investigation has been extremely difficult and at times quite dangerous because, anytime and anywhere you have a mix of individuals working in their own greedy self-interests, government agents, and gold someone is bound to turn up dead, which has happened many times in this case and will probably continue to happen in the future.
Much of the case was covered-up by intimidation, extortion, ladder climbing businessmen and politicians, and some rather prominent named individuals; all who appear to have gotten away with hiding thousands of depositor's offshore placed monies by claiming that FIBG bank was just a scam and a Ponzi scheme perpetrated by those who are facing anywhere from between 140-years to1,230-years or more, each.
Only the scoundrels in this case got away with fraud and deception and are waltzing around right this very moment just as free as jaybirds, 'not' having been charged with any crime. The sad part about all this is that they all may very well get away with it too.
Van Brink, according to reporters, was not known as being the sharpest knife in the drawer. Those who got away with it we're very sharp.
As to guilt or innocence of anyone I've mentioned above? Not my call. I collect, sort, and analyze information is all.
Anyone care to fill in some of the blanks for me, be my guest. I welcome your e-mails, at: