MRISG Talk – EU & Google

MRISG Talk Continued….

censoredSome time ago MRI-SG wrote an article about how MRI, Dominic Pickering and Darragh MacAnthony were using their own people, media companies, lawyers, Carter Ruck and Bains Cohen and On-line Reputation Companies to limit what people found on the internet using a search engine.  Burying bad news about MRI and their lamentable behaviour to their Victims they referred to by them as customers.  The list of Search Engine spoiling carried out was on an almost industrial scale to prevent you finding the truth.

However, more recently the European court appear to have let the flood open gates for individuals have their history wiped or at least remain unlisted in their search results.  This came about from a Spanish citizen who objected to the input of their name returning a newspaper article detailing their bankruptcy some years before.

Now the big question….  Will Darragh MacAnthony, Dominic Pickering and their band of questionable directors now flood Google with requests that their involvement in one of Europe’s largest scams be removed?

This article by Danny Sullivan of Search Engine Land suggests that the request may well be allowed but weather the removal of links from Google‘s search results may not be what they will get.  The MRISG have directed Google to our own article published in 2011, MRISG Talk, and to MRI owes me money pages to have them attempt to remove spurious entries deliberately created to have MacAnthony & Co.’s pasts buried in a list of useless and pointless links.

Google-Logo-300x125Google have responded stating that the articles, websites and videos mainly breach their code and are indeed preventing meaningful search results.  However, when they have time to implement the weeding of the spoilers is anyone’s guess.

Google guidance also means that if they reject someone’s claim to have their history wiped it is upto the EU court to rule and not them, although outside Europe they will not be removed.  They also point out that any requests have to be for an individual and not a company unless requested by a serving director.  As all the MRI companies are now in liquidation there are no directors to make the claim for the links to be removed so no links about the company MRI Overseas Properties etc.. should ever be removed by them.  Also the fact that the MRI Directors are or were listed is a matter of public record so will not be removed by Google because they could be sued should someone end up losing money because Google blocked or failed to list pertinent public records.

I can see the lawyers all rubbing their hands in anticipation of getting very rich over this ruling.  I wonder if MacAnthony and Co. have already made their submissions to Google‘s take down notices.

MRI Staff List 2007

Top Secret BoxesThe MRISG Needs Your Help.

The MRISG and Antonio Flores, the MRISG Lawyer in Spain, need your help to gather evidence about the workings of MacAnthony Realty International companies and individuals who worked for MacAnthony Realty International and Capital Financial Partners World Wide.   Search the lists below to find people and contact us with whatever information you may have about where you knew them from, what dealings you had with them, dates and any documentary evidence you may have retained.  If you were a victim of these companies but not yet a MRISG member please contact us too.

Those who do appear on the lists please consider contacting the MRISG too.  It is very important to the investigation that  you come forward and provide what evidence you can and make available any documentary evidence from the time you worked at MRI.  There is no suggestion that all persons listed here had any guilty knowledge of the magnitude of the scams run by MacAnthony Realty International or their other companies but some on the list knew a lot of what was going on at the time and could assist to bring those responsible to justice.


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MACANTHONY REALTY INTERNATIONAL STAFF LIST 2007  MRI Overseas International Ltd
Darragh MacAnthony Chairman
Rachel Mont PA to the Chairman
M. J. Liggan Group Chief Executive Officer
Dominic Pickering Chief Operating Officer
Steve Canueto Corporate Director
Kostas Tsitsias Chief Technology Officer
Rolf Christensen Sales Director, Germany, Cyprus, France, Spain, Cape Verde, Morocco
Michael Moodie Training Director & Sales Director Bulgaria, Romania, Turkey, UK, Portugal and Italy
Louise Carr Executive PA/Receptionist
Susan Bignal Director of Human Resources & Administration Services
Shaheena Malik Human Resources Manager
Nuria Diez Human Resources Coordinator
Maria Benson Human Resources Officer
Sarah El Madawi Recruitment & Training Manager
Karen Mulholland Recruitment & Training Administrator
Gayle Armitage Group Manager – Planning – Policy
Nicola Shaw Group Operations Manager
Alina Kostova Operations Administrator
Katja Cabello Marín Group Administration Manager
Kelly Moore International Administration Manager
Samantha Brown Facilities Team Leader
Cristiane Frare Sales Administration Supervisor
Rachael Biggs Central Sales Administration Team Leader
Michael Salter Aftersales Director
Meiko Van Brabant PA to Aftersales Director
Michael Costello Aftersales Manager
Dean Masters Aftersales Supervisor
Olivia Mullan International Rentals Manager
ADMINISTRATION
Tracey Gilchrist Aftersales Administration Team Leader
CONTRACTS / 1ST CALL
Wayne Brennan Contracts Team Leader
Gary Colville Contracts Executive
Lucy Hills Contracts Executive
David Betts Contracts Executive
Rick Parker Development Liaisons Officer
PAYMENT PENDING
Dawn Bibby Payment Pending Team Leader
GLOBAL HOME SERVICES  
Luke Cairns Manager – GREEN Team
Barrie Keeling Global Home Services Executive
Kay Thompson Global Home Services Executive
Donna Abela Global Home Services Executive
Kim McLuckie Global Home Services Executive
Louise Butroid Global Home Services Executive
Simone Deckx Global Home Services Executive
Jonathan May Supervisor – BLUE Team
Adrian Dennis Global Home Services Executive
Dannie Trude Global Home Services Executive
Victor Medeiros Global Home Services Executive
Lynne Carlton Global Home Services Executive
Susan Chambers Global Home Services Executive
Kelly Dennis Global Home Services Executive
REGIONAL CO ORDINATORS
Sally Hussey Supervisor – Portugal
Johanna Mooney Team Leader – Spain – Costa Almeria – CDS
Peter Macdonald-Howe Team Leader – Morocco – Turkey
Linda Mullarkey Regional Co ordinator – Bulgaria – Sunny Beach
Samantha Wilkinson Regional Co ordinator – Cape Verde – Germany – Romania
Simon Bennetts Regional Co ordinator – Bulgaria – Bansko
Alastair Calder Regional Co ordinator – France – Costa Blanca
Yvonne Warnes Regional Co ordinator – Costa Blanca – Cyprus
Sally Whiteley Regional Co ordinator – tba
David Miller Regional Co ordinator – Portugal
Emma Kavanagh Regional Co ordinator
Pauline Conroy Regional Co ordinator
CLIENT SOLUTIONS
Jonathon Adams Client Solutions Manager
Natalie Murphy Client Solutions
FINANCE, HR & EXHIBITIONS OFFICE
Sarah O´Callaghan Finance Director
Jenny Bridgens PA to the Finance Director
Minerva Cristobal Finance Manager
Rafael Gervilla Accountant
Stephen Bridgens Accountant
Adolfo Luque Gonzalez Payroll Supervisor
Fiona Ramsay Payroll
Estefania Cano Ríos Sales Ledger
Jayne Symes IF and Petty Cash Reconciliations Coordinator
Lisa Ward Payment Supervisor
Benjamin Lunet Finance Administrator
Craig Deacon Direct Debits and Intercompany Reconciliations
Eamon Flynn Accounts Payable
Antonio Sanchez-Jauregui Castillo Lawyer
EXHIBITIONS
Georgia Boyce Exhibitions Manager
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Court quiz for soccer boss in fraud probe

Reported in the Herald.ie by Gerard Couzens

Thursday April 26 2012

Darragh MacAnthony

FOOTBALL boss Darragh MacAnthony faced a court grilling over claims his company swindled holiday home owners out of hundreds of thousands of euros.

The Dublin-born entrepreneur was quizzed for nearly two hours by a Spanish judge about his property empire and a furniture sales sideline.

Mr MacAnthony, once estimated to be worth €180m, was chaffeur-driven to the court in upmarket Marbella to answer allegations of “misappropriation of funds and theft by swindle.”

Dozens of ex-customers sparked the probe after complaining nearly €500,000 worth of furniture, ordered more than five years ago from his company for apartments in Morocco, Bulgaria and Cape Verde, was never delivered.

The Peterborough United chairman declined to comment as he left after the hearing behind closed doors and was driven away to the luxury hotel where he is staying in a €2,650-a-night private villa.

Four other business associates linked to his property firm MacAnthony Realty International were also questioned.

Investigating judge Beatriz Gomez-Escolar is probing allegations MacAnthony and his business associates misappropriated around €550,000 from 56 customers and stripped MRI of its assets before a de facto closing as part of an elaborate fraud involving the use of an OAP frontman.

The investigation into MRI’s business practices launched in January after a group of 51 buyers ratified an earlier claim that €492,000 of furniture they ordered for holiday homes was never delivered.

Five more people have since come forward to claim they were victims as well.

MRI has consistently denied any allegations of wrongdoing.

Mr MacAnthony, who has not been charged with any crime, has said in the past: “There are no foundations behind these allegations. I certainly didn’t do anything wrong and neither did anyone with MRI when I was there.”

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– Gerard Couzens

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