Tuesday, December 12, 2017

Man accused of butchering villagers fights Canada's attempt to strip citizenship


Orantes in 2011
A man accused of slaughtering villagers in Guatemala using a grenade, gun and sledgehammer is fighting Canada's attempt to revoke his citizenship. Jorge Vinicio Sosa Orantes denies he concealed participation in a 1982 massacre by the Guatemalan military when he obtained Canadian citizenship a decade later.

He paints himself as an upstanding instructor at a military training school during the period in question, working with local communities in Guatemala to build good relations. Sosa Orantes, 59, is serving a 10-year sentence for immigration fraud in the United States, where he also held citizenship until it was revoked in 2014.
In the early 1980s, the Guatemalan military junta began a ruthless campaign against guerrilla groups that wiped out 440 villages, killing over 75,000 people. Canada says Sosa Orantes was a senior member of a military special forces group that led a mission to Las Dos Erres in December 1982. Military members killed at least 162 civilians, including 67 children. Women were raped and children were thrown into an 18-metre dry well.

"The members of the special forces group killed their victims by hitting them on the head with a sledgehammer, by hitting their heads on a tree, by shooting them, or by slitting their throats," the federal submission says.
Sosa Orantes is representing himself in the Federal Court case from a Phoenix, Arizona prison cell. "I was not in Las Dos Erres," he writes. Sosa Orantes says that in late 1982 and early 1983 he was busy travelling to several towns as part of a goodwill effort, handing out notebooks, pens, chalk, educational games and sports equipment for children.

Sosa Orantes married an American woman and attained U.S. citizenship in September 2008. In 2010, the U.S. discovered he had committed immigration fraud by concealing his past. He was arrested the following year in Canada. In ordering his extradition to the U.S. to face trial, the Alberta Court said the evidence establishes Sosa Orantes was one of the commanding officers who decided to murder the villagers and that he "actively participated in the killings with a sledgehammer, with a firearm and a grenade."

Thursday, December 7, 2017

Ex-South Carolina cop Michael Slager sentenced to 20 years

The former South Carolina police officer who shot and killed Walter Scott, an unarmed black man who was fleeing a traffic stop, was indicted by a federal grand jury that also charged him with a civil rights violation.

Scott was pulled over by Michael Slager in April 2015 for a non-functioning brake light. Slager shot Scott in the back when Scott tried to flee the scene; a video of the shooting surfaced later, which contradicted Slager's police report.

Walter Scott
Slager was one of 10 officers charged with a crime in connection to 990 fatal police shootings in 2015.

The Justice Department has declined over 96 percent of the more than 13,000 federal civil rights complaints brought against police officers since 1995.

Slager pleaded guilty in federal court to violating Scott’s civil rights. As part of the plea agreement reached in May, prosecutors dropped state murder charges. A year ago, a state judge declared a mistrial when jurors deadlocked.

Michael Slager

Sunday, December 3, 2017

HA James T. Costin guilty

SALEM — A man reputed to be the “sergeant at arms,” or enforcer, for the North Shore chapter of the Hells Angels motorcycle gang was sentenced to state prison after admitting to violent assaults on two men last December.

James T. “Jamie” Costin, 51, of Lynn, will serve 1 1/2 to 3 1/2 years in prison for the assaults outside the Fat Cacus, a restaurant and bar on Route 1 in Lynnfield.
One of the men was left with disfiguring facial injuries. The damage, which included severing the man’s lower lip and breaking two of the man’s teeth, appears to have been caused with a large metal ring Costin was wearing.

While police found three rings in a cigar box at Costin’s home that tested positive for human blood, the blood on those rings did not match that of either victim in the Fat Cactus incident.

Friday, December 1, 2017

Sheriff's officer admits stealing cocaine used for canine training

A lieutenant who was heading the Ocean County Sheriff's Department canine unit has pleaded guilty to misusing more than a kilogram of cocaine designated for canine training. Adams used the cocaine himself and falsely reported that it had been accidentally thrown away with other canine training supplies. He blamed other members of the canine unit for the cocaine's disappearance.

John C. Adams, 40, of Toms River is required to serve three years in prison with two years of parole ineligibility under a guilty plea to official misconduct and theft. Adams, who was a sheriff's officer for 16 years, also must give up his public employment and is ineligible for future government work in New Jersey.

Wednesday, November 22, 2017

John D. Briner - New Scameroo - Northwest Hop Farms

Latest and greatest from confirmed scam yer doodle John Briner is something called Northwest Hop Farms in Chilliwack.

So what suddenly makes our guy a mover and shaker in hops? Well, after being finally being drummed outta the practice of law in B.C. (only took fukkin years) he became a hops salesman. His next move was to (allegedly) steal his ex-employer's customer list and go into business for himself. Impossible to keep a scuzzybag down eh citizens? Apparently he still owes $ 280k in Illinois from his last scam.
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John D. Briner
Former Vancouver lawyer John Briner has pleaded guilty to criminal charges in the Provincial Court of British Columbia stemming from violations of a ban that the B.C. Securities Commission imposed in 2011. He entered the plea in an appearance on the afternoon of Tuesday, Feb. 9. The judge sentenced him to a $1,000 fine.

Prosecutors claimed that Mr. Briner, 38, violated a five-year ban that he received for aiding the pump-and-dump of an OTC Bulletin Board listing, Golden Apple Oil & Gas Inc. The BCSC had imposed that ban on April 5, 2011, barring him from trading, serving as an officer or director, carrying out investor relations work, and from acting in a management or consulting role in the securities market. The government said that he was never in compliance with the BCSC order, as he remained a director of a number of entities, including his own law firm. He also became involved in a shell scheme in the United States while subject to the ban.
http://www.stockwatch.com/News/Item.aspx?bid=Z-C:*BCSC-2345386&symbol=*BCSC®ion=C

Holy snapping arseholes. $ 1k for what this open terd got away with for well over a decade? Damn it very truly is. The B.C. Law Society didn't touch said terd as per their sickening usual and wowsers, that BCSC criminal penalty will surely serve as a warning to others eh? Unreal, very truly.
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John D. Briner
On March 17, 2015, prosecutors filed a nine-count information sheet against Briner in the Provincial Court of British Columbia, citing him for contraventions of the B.C. Securities Act. They claim that Briner, 37, violated a ban the B.C. Securities Commission imposed in 2011.

The charges cite Briner for nine violations of the B.C. Securities Act, with the offence dates ranging from April 6, 2011, to Nov. 19, 2013. Each count carries a maximum of three years in jail and a $3-million fine.
"On April 23, 2015 The Law Society of British Columbia found Briner guilty of professional misconduct. A hearing panel has determined that he misappropriated $50,439 in client money and failed to co-operate with a subsequent investigation the society pursued against him over that missing money. The society has not yet determined what Mr. Briner's penalty will be."

And THAT is a joke because Briner OUGHT to have been disbarred many years ago for any of a massive number of breaches of trust. He operated openly ... so openly it is a stinging indictment of the legal profession in British Columbia.

John D. Briner
On April 17 the CFTC lowered the boom for money laundering.

Washington, DC – The U.S. Commodity Futures Trading Commission (CFTC) today announced that it filed a civil enforcement action in federal court in Chicago against Matthew J. Marcus of California and his company, Tech Power, Inc. (Tech Power), a Nevada corporation located in California, and John D. Briner, an attorney residing in Vancouver, Canada, and his company, MetroWest Law Corporation (MetroWest), a Canadian law firm. The CFTC Complaint charges the four Defendants with engaging in fictitious single stock futures transactions on OneChicago LLC (OneChicago) and trading non-competitively.
The CFTC Complaint alleges that over seven consecutive trading days from January 28, 2014 to February 5, 2014, the Defendants engaged in 624 round-turn trades between an account carried in the name of MetroWest and an account carried in the name of Tech Power involving 1,248 perfectly matched pre-arranged, non-competitive transactions in single stock futures contracts listed on OneChicago. By structuring the transactions in this way, the Defendants allegedly were able to ensure that MetroWest would trade with Tech Power and that Tech Power would always profit from the transactions. According to the Complaint, through these transactions, the Defendants conducted a “money pass” between the two accounts and moved at least $390,000 from MetroWest to Tech Power.
"John Briner: Did somebody say sue? I am willing to represent you, and while you are at it, I have some penny stocks you may be interested in! "

John D. Briner
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2014-02-04The U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission has filed stop order proceedings against 20 purported mining companies for including false information in their registration statements. The SEC claims the companies each failed to disclose that they were controlled by John Briner, a Vancouver lawyer. Mr. Briner was the subject of previous fraud charges from the SEC and in 2010 received a five-year ban from practising as a lawyer before the SEC.

The proceedings are contained in 20 separate administrative orders the SEC filed on Monday, Feb. 3. In each of the orders, the SEC claims that the companies filed registration statements (mostly in 2013) in which they falsely claimed that their management consisted of one person. (The person varied by company. One said its sole officer was a transit operator from Alberta, while another listed a business consultant from Ontario.) The companies did not mention Mr. Briner, who the SEC says was an undisclosed control person.
http://www.stockwatch.com/News/Item.aspx?bid=Z-C%3a*SEC-2143719&symbol=*SEC&region=C
Further kudos for the SEC as they clean up ANOTHER career scuzzy bag that operates in the clear open under fully dopey BCSC nose. Wet noodle for said BCSC retards for blowing money on advertising ... when its obvious to a toadstool those fukkrs don't "do" anything to regulate securities notwithstanding a mountain of unresolved public complaints already.

Sunday, November 19, 2017

Ponzi-accused Centaur man Scott Williams - Duane McGaw, David Wotherspoon

Investigators reckon Australian fraudster Scott Williams made at least $28 million out of global Ponzi scheme called Centaur Litigation. Williams, a man of many, many names who has been convicted for running a boiler room scam in Thailand, is at the centre of a two-year chase for assets that’s circled the globe from the Cayman Islands to Thailand and has now reached its climax in a Sydney courtroom.

At stake is the chance of any recovery for investors who pumped £80 million ($128m) into the Centaur fraud. One of Centaur’s arms, Buttonwood, ran out of a Hong Kong office, while another, Orion Litigation, worked from Singapore. Williams lived for many years in Thailand. Two other key Centaur players, Briton Brendan Terrill, who ran the Hong Kong office, and Canadian Duane McGaw, have scattered across the globe. Terrill was sentenced to three years’ jail in Britain for child porn. McGaw is in Vancouver running a Japanese restaurant and investing millions in real estate.

Duane McGaw
Vancouver restaurant owner Duane McGaw has won an injunction in the Supreme Court of British Columbia against OffshoreAlert, the Florida publication that he says defamed him by calling him a con man. The injunction, handed down on January 19, 2016 orders the site to refrain from printing statements that link Mr. McGaw to his offshore investment fraud. It also orders the site's operator to pay damages in an amount that the court still must assess.

The order has zero effect however and OffshoreAlert entirely ignored the lawsuit. Its only response to the matter has been to put up a web page that it says will be a permanent entry detailing Mr. McGaw's crooked actions. The site's operator, David Marchant, has also made it clear that he will not comply with any of the demands from Mr. McGaw or his expert lawyer Mr. David Wotherspoon. "The information complained about will not be removed from our site and no apology will be forthcoming"

Defamation lawsuits in foreign countries are not enforceable in the US ... something lawyer David Wotherspoon is apparently ignorant of.


As an aside is this not yet ANOTHER stinging indictment of the dead crooked lawyertards ruling the Supreme Court in British Columbia? Take another bow useless as chit B.C. Law Society. I complained and got told to fuk right off, in the first week, as per usual.

There is ZERO doubt whatever that the OPEN criminal McGaw stole something around $ 10m (pounds), mostly from retirees, and saying this truth is defamatory in British Columbia and it will result in crooked scum using that stolen dough ALONG WITH TAXPAYER SUPPLIED FUNDS to sue.
I say again citizens. Its the B.C. taxpayer that pays the greatest freight for BCSC abuse. McGaw picked British Columbia to live for a reason. That reason is the province is chock full of crooks, most of them lawyers.

UNREAL is the size of the joke that is the administration of law in B.C.
http://www.stockwatch.com/News/Item.aspx?bid=Z-C:*CURRENT-2341084&symbol=*CURRENT&region=C

Duane McGaw
"Duane McGaw was a principal of the onshore/offshore-based Argentum Capital Group, whose litigation funding scheme was exposed as a fraud by OffshoreAlert on February 18th, 2014, quickly causing its collapse. Investors were offered double-digit annual "fixed returns" as high as 15%, with both returns and principal purportedly "protected" by insurance policies and other financial safety nets to ensure payment even if funded lawsuits were unsuccessful. They were shown charts indicating that all 20 asset classes issued from April, 2010 to July, 2013 had achieved substantial total returns, ranging from 27% in 27 months to 89% in two years. It was all lies"
The Centaur/Buttonwood Litigation Funding Ponzi Scheme involved:

Buttonwood Legal Capital
Centaur Litigation
Orion Litigation
Argentum Investment Management.
Total Fund Amount : 90 Million GBP
Launch date of Investment: 2010, scheme was uncovered by OffShoreAlert report: March 2014
Payment to investors since Ponzi exposure: $0
More than £27 million of the £90 million raised from investors by the Cayman Islands-domiciled Centaur Group may have been misappropriated by insiders, according to the Joint Provisional Liquidators.

Duane McGaw
The "key beneficiaries" of "irregular transactions" from August, 2011 to March, 2014 were Scott Williams, Duane McGaw, and Brendan Terrill

D McGaw (250)388-0502 125 Aldersmith Pl 109 Victoria BC V9A7M7
Founding Partner - Argentum Capital Limited
Chief Executive Officer Argentum Litigation Services
Chief Operating Officer Argentum Litigation Services
Board Member Argentum Capital Limited
http://www.zoominfo.com/p/Duane-McGaw/1747603489

Busted Child molester Brendan Terrill
http://hungerfordproperties.com/news/category/press-releases
"Vancouver, October 19, 2015 – Hungerford Properties has refurbished a historic warehouse in Mount Pleasant and next week, it will see the launch of Q Shi Q, an innovative 30-seat Japanese BBQ restaurant and sake bar.

Next door, another Hungerford building will soon be home to Double Negative (DNeg), one of the world’s major producers of visual effects for the film industry, with branches in London and Singapore."

George Hungerford and his two sons, Michael and Andrew.
(ghungerford@hungerfordproperties.com)
Hungerford Properties has an "impressive" management team. The three partners of George Hungerford and his two sons, Michael and Andrew.

"Hungerford Properties follows a core set of values as it develops and manages properties in numerous markets throughout Western Canada."

"We stand behind what we do. We’re a corporation that has a face and a conscience.” - Michael Hungerford

“Hungerford, the company and people, set high standards, which creates a thriving culture of excellence, making this an exciting place to be.” - George Hungerford
Lets say howdy do to Paul Silk.

He is the highly ethical "Director of Investor Relations" for Hungerford Properties. How did he land such an important position? Well, it likely had zero to do with actual merit (or ethics) because he married Janie Hungerford.

psilk@hungerfordproperties.com

janie@hungerfordinteriordesign.com
Hungerford Properties
Suite 1088 - 550 Burrard Street
Vancouver, British Columbia
V6C 2B5 Canada
Telephone: 604-736-8500
Fax: 604-736-8550

Hungerford Properties Partner Michael Hungerford


Politico Tom Siddon. Jane Hungerford, George Hungerford (ghungerford@hungerfordproperties.com)
info@hungerfordproperties.com
So Citizens. Would it surprise anybody that British Columbia LiarTard extraordinary Mr. David Wotherspoon, a self-proclaimed defamation 'expert' and protector of priceless McGaw reputation is tight as well paid pee pee up George Hungerford bumhole? Well, since it ain't surprising here it is ... http://www.fasken.com/sitesearch/SiteSearch.aspx?qu=hungerford&Items=30