“What Fraud?” MacAnthony Asks!

Many on the MRISG Forum ask the question and make allegations against Darragh MacAnthony and his former Directors and Sales Staff?  However, Dominic Pickering and Darragh MacAnthony appear to insist that the fraudsters are the MRISG members.   One part of the MacAnthony Scam will be heard in a Spanish court on January 25th 2012 members wonder what he will say about that.

In the UK the legislation about Fraud is very clear covered by the Fraud Act 2006.  However, other countries have their own legislation…. which normally amounts to the same but under differing legislation and wording.

FraudConsider the facts and Judge for yourself:

MacAnthony Realty International web of companies were set up in Spain then the UK, Ireland, Bulgaria, Cyprus,  USA etc.. This would suggest a well established and expanding international company with branches all over the world all being in turn controlled by a central company in Luxembourg.  This would not be at all unusual for a large and expanding corporation but at the end of the trail you would expect to find a responsible management company run by independent professional directors and shareholders who take responsibility and control of those other subsidiaries and not the very same directors of those subsidiaries….  With MRI unfortunately the trail goes cold at this point and it then appears, with 20:20 hind sight, that the whole set-up was to filter cash away from the other, apparently legitimate companies, to another country and directly into the pockets of the directors and shareholder/s side stepping the tax authorities in each country.

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In what has been described by MRISG Members as the largest property scam uncovered in years, they have found is that the very network of companies, dubious deals, false advertising, boiler room sales teams and sales team lies and miss-representations has protected Darragh MacAnthony  from prosecution by authorities in every country.  Weather by design or by accident it worked well by the deceptions taking place in one country, the contracts are with companies in another and the money is transferred to a third company in yet another country.  The last and possibly the best twist to the scam is MRI employed, apparently legitimate, Lawyers like Martinez-Echevarria and Emily Lemoniati to act for their Victims/Clients (some would insist they were just victims).  The evidence has later emerged that these lawyers did not act in the best interests of their clients and would appear to have been simply an intricate and complicit part of the whole MacAnthony Scam from the beginning.  Although they can all post their views below if they think this not to be the case.

Serious Fraud Office LondonThe Serious Fraud Office in the UK have, despite Darragh MacAnthony’s and Dominic Pickering’s protestations, investigated their web of companies and found that the very jurisdictional advantages used by international fraudsters had been exploited to the full by MRI to avoid prosecution:  No single country has the specific jurisdiction for any specific fraud because different parts of the scam were carried out in different countries and monies ‘laundered‘ through other countries.

 

Adam Tudor - Carter-Ruck Solicitors London

The lawyers Carter-Ruck and in particular Adam Tudor and Isabel Hudson were also very effectively used to, quite legally, threaten and frighten anyone who dared to publicly speak out about the scam thereby keeping the majority of the public ignorant of the wider scam of the MacAnthony group of companies from as early as 2007 or 2008.  As a result numerous websites were attacked by Carter-Ruck who used the ludicrous UK Libel Laws to either shut them down or force them to remove negative, but probably truthful, allegations against their clients, MacAnthony Realty International.   However, you read this now due to the efforts of a US based team of IT experts who consider this sort of censorship as aberrant and a breach of every person’s right to freedom of speech.

What is more frightening is that all the law firms involved in this scam continue to operate as, apparently legitimate and trustworthy outfits.  Every one of them has a responsibly to the law in their own country but failed due to greed, stupidity or intentional criminality to allow MacAnthony and his directors to pull off his scams.  Those lawyers need to look closely at the moral arguments, issues and not just fall back on their very fat wallets.  Will we see any of them struck off…. Don’t hold your breath they are above the law in virtually every country because they consider themselves to be the law and anyone saying otherwise will be censured.

Leave a CommentIt would be nice to see some comments in defence of MacAnthony, Carter-Ruck and others but the MRISG doubt that any would be forthcoming.  If you have any reasonable explanation for the web of companies set up and controlled by Darragh MacAnthony please speak up because our Lawyers and Law Enforcement Officers have no other explanation.

 

MacAnthony Victims To Give Evidence in Marbella Criminal

Reported in the Olive Press:

51 expats summoned to give evidence in MacAnthony probe in Spain

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Darragh MacAnthony

A STAGGERING 51 expats have been summoned to court to give evidence against property millionaire Darragh MacAnthony.

The British and Irish victims will tell a judge at Marbella court how MacAnthony’s company MRI failed to deliver over half a million euros of furniture to them.

Judge Juan Carlos Palma Diaz is investigating whether the Peterborough Chairman should face charges of ‘fraud’.

“The claimants have been ordered to come to Spain as the judge wants to depose them, together,” explained lawyer Antonio Flores, who is representing the claimants.

“It is an exceptional request and a special room to fit them all is going to have to be arranged.

“This is bad news for MacAnthony,” explained the boss of company Lawbird.

“The next step is to see if he wishes to settle.”

The alleged victims – who filed a claim in Madrid in June – accuse MacAnthony, 35, of keeping 600,000 euros which they paid for furniture packages for homes in Bulgaria, Turkey and Morocco.

MacAnthony faces legal action alongside his former chief executives Michael Liggan and Dominic Pickering for ‘theft by swindle and misappropriation of funds’.

All three have consistently denied any wrongdoing.

The hearing is set to take place in January 2012.

Original Story on the Olive Press.

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MRISG Forum Members,
The MRISG Members Only Forum has recently been upgraded and had a firewall added. The new look is cosmetic and all messages and previous functionality remains.
However, members trying to connect to the forum through a Proxy will encounter difficulties.  This has been necessary because you will be aware there have been many attempts to hack the forum by person/s unnamed, so in an attempt to capture the true IP address of those using the Members Only Forum Admin have installed this extra level of security. Most genuine members will not notice any change but those using Proxy Servers will notice a slowing down of use or for serious breaches of protocol a 403 Error will be displayed informing them they have no permission on the forum. Since installing there have been 4 users identified as using Proxy IP addresses and their true IP is logged with the Admin. Those users have been added to a Suspect List and their activity closely monitored.
If you are blocked because you use a corporate network to connect contact MRISG by e-mail – Contact Form for advice on how to remove the problem.

The MRISG Forum Admin work tirelessly to keep your forum safe for genuine users and hope that this upgrade and extra level of security will continue to allow genuine forum members to continue their campaign for justice, un-hindered or harassed by others. Remember that conversation on the forum is private so can not be stifled by fear of being spied on or sited in a court of law. Especially, at this crucial time when certain people are attempting anything to frustrate and prevent this group functioning and trying to disrupt legal action against MacAnthony and his Directors and associates in Spain.

All members and specificity those who are not genuine members are advised to read the Terms and Conditions again and seriously consider if you can afford to be caught out identified and prosecuted for a blatant breach of those very plain Terms and Conditions, copyright breaches and/or Computer Hacking.

Blog Admin have also asked members to also look at all the recent work conducted there for your benefit – www.mri-sg.org. They also ask for any members who have experience in writing media articles suitable for the blog to submit prepared material directly to the MRISG – Contact Page. This will be reviewed and may be published.

All the Web, Blog and Forum Administrators have worked hard for two and a half years to keep your specific plight high on the web and succeeded despite attempts by others, so make the best of the facilities provided free of charge to you the victim and do not let Darragh MacAnthony or his associates get to you because now in the closing stages of his fame and fortune they will try anything to silence you and keep you from seeking justice. Keep Fighting.

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The MRISG Members Only Forum Team.

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