Today is Anti corruption day ,we know that because the email just arrived in our in box this is the on line version
the associated web site is http://www.anticorruptionday.org the day is 9 December 2014 so that we look at it again it was yesterday because we are a day ahead.
What is of special significance is that Yesterday Grace Haden and Transparency New Zealand limited appeared in the Auckland High court on a defamation claim for having published the identity of the persons who were the ultimate owners of a chain of companies . The identities were not a secret and they were obtained through tracing companies through the companies register as I will show below.
So on the one hand we have transparency International demanding openness and on the other we have persons who connect the dots through the public registers sued for defamation by showing that a company such as Falcona systems limited which was connected to 150 million dollars worth of fraud and for showing that one person is ultimately responsible for the ownership of some 1500 companies
We simply traced Falcona systems limited share holder INTERHOLD LIMITED to its shareholder GENHOLD LIMITED to its shareholder TRUST (NZ) HOLDINGS LIMITED to its shareholder who we cant mention because that would according to that person and their lawyers be defamation.
Ironically the lawyers who are taking this action are being less than transparent themselves and have gone out of their way to seek to gag us .
The information is however available on the internet and you have to know how to find it, let us help you .
The directors form for Trust NZ Holdings shows Stephen James Green as the director the company on behalf of the shareholder . This form was completed by equity trust a trading name for one of several possible companies being TRUST (NZ) HOLDINGS LIMITED or EQUITY TRUST INTERNATIONAL LIMITED both exist at the same address and Stephen Green is director of both
a “Who is” check on this registrant can be found here
It claims that the company is supported by a team of lawyers and has a certified accountant.. (doesn’t say that he she is a chartered accountant though ) and claims to be a member of the Asia Offshore Association however a search of the membership list with that association fails to locate Equity trust International on it .
It is of particular significance that The legal action which is being leveled against Transparency and Grace is being taken through Stewart and associates equity law ,what is alleged to be a “branch” of a law firm which has allegedly ” merged ” with Equity law barristers
If you do a search in the law society roll you will note that there are two firms shown
Stewart and associates Lawyers limited is a company see the company records here
Equity law barristers Limited is a company see the company records here the history of shareholdings and directorship are worth looking at and comparing these two companies to Equity trust International limited
138 Weymouth Road, Manurewa, Auckland, 2102 , New Zealand
Unit 5, 27 Fache Street, Clyde, Clyde, 9330 , New Zealand
the latter of course being the lawyer of Stewart and associates Lawyers limited who brought the defamation proceedings and associated action
The plot then thickens with the shareholders residence Flat 8a, 4 Short Street, Auckland Central, Auckland, 1010 , New Zealand just having been sold to a company LSE Limited owned and directed by George Bogiatto
The significance in these names is that they all appear together on the intituling of court proceedings being leveled against us in an attempt to provide what Transparency International and the UN say should be disclosed.
The real issue which I see for New Zealand is that transparency is being blocked through lawyers using the the courts to thoroughly beat people up for disclosing that which is on public record any way and a people have a right to know . Equity trust International limited has registered many companies some of which have found themselves noted by the press for a raft of reasons.
Then they have the audacity to take this action through a very non transparent medium and hide behind psuedonyms and false identities .
If you look at Stewart and associates Lawyers web site http://www.stewartlaw.co.nz you will note that their logo is
so not too unexpectedly we find that the letter head and signature block used by Ms Leenoh is
and we are asked to believe that it is branch of of Stewart and associates, well if it is then it is also a branch of Equity Law barristers Limited a former law firm,since that is the address the so called ” branch ” is operating from and whose telephone numbers and Po box are used see this for the address
Ms Leenoh comes with her own issues , the name she obtained her degree in is Lee she claims to have a conjoint degree from the university of Auckland and a search on Leenoh reveals no graduates by that name But a search on Joo Yeon Lee reveals that there are several persons by this name and a LLb and B com for one.
We support the call for transparency in transaction both companies and in the law register .
We have a right to at all times know who we are dealing with in a manner which takes speculation out of the picture.
The court is not a place for deception and any one engaging in deceptive practices should be held accountable to the law and the person who exposes the deceptive practices should not have to expect to end up in court.
Thank You Curtis Gregorash
This morning when I woke up I had never heard your name, I read my Herald and you have restored my faith in humanity.
In my experience we are riddled with corruption .It is concealed by those who work for it, intentionally, through ignorance and others for self preservation.
At last there is some one who not only has the values to resign but also the guts to speak out .We need more like you Curtis , there is actually strength in numbers and wouldn’t that just make such a difference on the integrity of New Zealand.
Corruption is like cancer. You can deny you have it but in the end the symptoms will be too bad and it will either become obvious or you simply pop your clogs.
I Stood as an Independent Candidate for Epsom to highlight the corruption issue. I think I have contributed to the exposure of it but only in a minor way as what I have had to say has as usual been well concealed, yes the media play their part in the concealment too .
I happen to think that if the improper swearing in of police officers is a significant issue then a fraudulent application for Law enforcement powers and as a result having this granted to a fictitious organization would also be of significance. The Animal welfare Institute of New Zealand (AWINZ )enforced the animal welfare act for some 10 years despite having any identifiable legal persons revealed behind this trading name. Ultimately four people, who together have no evidence of having run the ” organisation ” and who MPI have no record of being the applicant , sought to have the law enforcement status revoked
Both National and Labour are involved in this corruption, and it is not as if it has not been raised with Government departments the office of the auditor general, Ombudsmen , SFO, MPI , Solicitor General , office of the prime minister etc did not know, they all knew and all played their part.
We have preciously highlighted the reason for that , it is because they all support Transparency International New Zealand . And What does Transparency International – New Zealand Know about corruption ? apparently not much , they know how to deny that corruption exists just look who supports them in their quest to portray that New Zealand is the least corrupt country . In the end Transparency New Zealand is a business and needs to be paid . Rule 1. never bite the hand that feeds.
Come to think of it Transparency International New Zealand has been surprisingly quite during the election campaign .
Then the other item which was of news this week was that There are reports that Chinese communist party anti-corruption officials are looking to investigate suspects in New Zealand.
Mr Peter Goodfellow got involved in the matter as mentioned in the article but we have found connections with him and Oravida see Nationals multiple connections with Oravida – is it all about scampi ?
Then there is the issue of the Crarfar farms and he manner in which New Zealand farm land is being bought up in a most non transparent way and here again we have a connection with Oravida through their former director who resigned from Orvida one day and set up with those involved in making an application for the farms the next day and then doing so deceptively in my opinion through a British Virgin Islands Company Is there an obligation to comply with directions of the Overseas investment office ?
New Zealand is all about big business we are happy to facilitate anything from International money laundering to selling off our land to unknown persons all the while we have this pretense of being squeaky clean
Three years later and another election later nothing much has changed in the mean time brand NZ has been damaged by having our companies registered here through our slack company registration processes being used in international money laundering and fraud.
We dont learn from our mistakes , we allow the real criminals to use our justice system to conceal corruption and beat up whistle blowers.
The Government and its employees all stand on the side line and are complicit. I takes a very special person to make a stand . I have heard far too may say, “I am just a few years off retirement I dont want to rock the boat. ‘ Those who remember the old TV program Gliding On.. Well Its alive and well .
I am preparing my submissions for the commission against corruption petition which was presented in June , let us hope that people vote wisely and that we will see the C word ( corruption ) Used a lot more and also see actions to combat it.
Not too long ago we posted an article with regards to Milk New Zealand Holding , this is the company which is purportedly owned by Shangai Pengxin
The office of overseas investment OIO Assessment at page four stated
The Applicant is Milk New Zealand Holding Limited (“the Applicant”), a Hong Kong incorporated company which is an
overseas person under the Act.
The Applicant will register as an overseas company under the New Zealand Companies Act 1993 prior to acquiring the Investment.
It transpired that the applicant did not comply with this direction instead another company named Milk New Zealand Holding was registered as a New Zealand company with a share holder initially unidentified but later revealed to be Milk New Zealand Investment a company registered in the British Virgin islands .
I requested information from the companies office through FYI and a response has been received .
MILK NEW ZEALAND INVESTMENT LIMITED is indeed registered in the British Virgin islands , but the companies register there does not disclose who the share holders are .
The British Virgin Islands company was registered on 24 May 2012 , the company which registers off shore incorporation has provided a certificate of incumbency which presumably is only accurate as at the date it was issued.
Additionally the final paragraph it states that the register may be kept elsewhere and their records may not be up to date .. so fat lot of use that certificate is .
But going back to the instructions of the OIO it states The Applicant will register as an overseas company under the New Zealand Companies Act 1993 prior to acquiring the Investment.
The agreement therefore between the applicant and the government has not been complied with and the Purchaser has no obligations to fulfill the conditions as the purchaser is not the applicant , it is a grand son who has the same name .
It is the company in between the applicant and purchaser which is of concern as this is the weakest and a very non transparent link in the chain .
I wonder if any one will do anything about it ? I have sent the open letter below to the ministers .
Sent: Wednesday, 10 September 2014 10:01 a.m.
To: ‘email@example.com'; ‘firstname.lastname@example.org'; ‘email@example.com’
Open letter to the Ministers of finance, land information and economic development and OIA request
I wish to draw your attention to the fact that the purchaser of the Crafar farms was not the company which applied to and was approved by the OIO
The directions of the OIO appear to have been ignored , these were that “The Applicant will register as an overseas company under the New Zealand Companies Act 1993 prior to acquiring the Investment.”
The resulting group of companies went on to purchase more farms and a deception/error occurred which caused the OIO to state at point 16 of the application for the purchase of the Synlait farms
“In 2012, Milk NZ was granted consent to acquire 16 dairy farms known as the Crafar Farms (“Crafar Farms”). Consent was granted subject to extensive conditions, including annual reporting. The Overseas Investment Office has recently received Milk NZ’s first annual report and is satisfied that Milk NZ is not in breach of any conditions of consent.”
But the report which was produced was not from the applicant in the Crafar application but from a company which has the same name and purports to descend from the applicant.
The statement on the OIO web site states “Milk New Zealand Holding Limited (Milk NZ), the company that purchased the 16 former Crafar Farms last year, has submitted its first annual report to the Overseas Investment Office (OIO).” This statement is true however it was not the company which was approved to purchase the farms , it was in effect a name sake with questionable genealogy.
The annual report furnished further complicates matter s by referring to the purchaser of the farms as being Pengxin New Zealand Farm Group, which is a subsidiary of Milk new Zealand Holding (NZ) as opposed to a direct subsidiary of Milk New Zealand Holding, (HK) the applicant . As a fraud investigator I am aware that through the use of names assumptions can be made which divert those who accept the assumption away from the truth.
In between the company ,which was the applicant Milk NZ holding ( HK) and milk New Zealand Holding ( NZ) is a non-transparent and unscreened ,unapproved entity called Milk New Zealand investments .This has a certificate of incumbency dated 5 december 2013, which by its own disclaimer may or may not be accurate.
Milk New Zealand holding the applicant is not the purchaser or the direct owner of the purchaser and this may bring about issues of its own as the purchaser is not a party to any of the conditions agreed to with the OIO .
There appears to be a disconnect between the OIO and the MED . No one has verified that the applicant has been properly registered as directed as an overseas company under the New Zealand Companies Act 1993.
It would appear that the provisions of the act specified under the heading Overseas companies has not been complied with .
As per section 15 of the companies act, each company is a separate legal entity , therefore the applicant considered by the OIO and the purchaser are two separate legal persons.
By way of OIA please provide copies of any documents in which any of the ministers or ministries have considered the fact that the applicant in the Crafar farms deal was not the purchaser . And please provide copies of any consents which have allowed the purchaser to be different from the applicant .
I ask this under urgency due to the Lochinvar station being negotiated and if falsehoods exist then this should be addressed prior to the sale going through.
What would happen if the silent majority was not silent ?
Imagine if every one who is eligible to vote voted .
The undecided would become the deciders and we may all be better off because of them .
Instead of not voting if all non voters voted for nothing but ” other minority parties ” which received .48% of the vote in the last elections their vote take woudl be increased to 34.63% which would be 3.47% more than National got in the last elections .
Now wouldn’t that be a left field game changer ?
These minority parties would be in a position to form a government with any one . They could actually form a Government with every one except national and Labour .
They could throw out consultants, advisers and just runt eh country on good old common sense .
It would be any ones guess who would be prime minister but I certainly do hope that the first thing this parliament would address is corruption .
I have no doubts that those in the Grey are those who can help us beat the 1% .. are you in ????
What is the point of having laws if there is no accountability to it?
We have screeds of legislation which applies to lawyers but just about every time a complaint made to the law society comes back with the words that the lawyer concerned does not meet the threshold for that rule or offence or it is written off in some other lame manner without real consideration of the rule has been breached or not .
We appear to have allowed a Grey area creep into law a decision which says technically they have broken the rules or ignored them but we dont think that it has done serious damage. Should we perhaps re write our laws so that the law can be broken by 5% , 10% or even totally ignored or sat theft is not a theft is the sum is less than , or too bad he stole your TV but because it was old it doesn’t matter. Or simply apply the law selectively to people who you think has good reputation which will be tarnished by a conviction regardless of the facts.
I think I may have hit the problem on the head there as our legal system is built on the 12 the century legal concept in Britain.There were four inns of court Grays Inn, Lincoln’s Inn, Inner Temple, Middle temple , the links will take you on a fascinating voyage of discovery .
It is perhaps not very surprising that the words Bar, standing and Inns are all associated with the law .That is why only those standing can be at the bar, I can only guess that the others were under the table or dead in a corner .
Through the involvement of the Knights Templar and the inns, religion was a tool used control those both in the Inns and those on whom the law was practiced. The Fear that some harm would befall them would get any one to confess except those who secretly knew that you could tell lies and get away with it.
But fast forward to 2014, knights in shining amour are out, religion has been shown not to deliver the thunder bolts and lighting to those who do not speak the truth or act honourably . So what do we do we say to the lawyers go and form an organization and control yourselves. New Zealand Law Society
As a safe guard we set up the LCRO to which you can appeal if you dont like what the law society does but we make certain that the people on the LCRO are appointed in consultation with the law society and also funded by them.
Because of the lack of funds the LCRO is desperately under resourced and there appears to be a wait of some 2 years before the matter is determined by the LCRO , evidence of this is shown in the dates of the determinations .
To expedite matters and to make it appear that most of the lawyers are good guys the law society ” writes the complaint off ” in their early resolution process, this has the effect that people just done bother making complaints as it is simply a waste of their time. Their actions with lawyers are more akin to that of a mother of a very spoiled only child , rather than a mother of 10 who in years gone by would have given the culprit a good reason to remember why he has to stick to the rules.
I have only ever had one successful complaint to the law society and that took 3 years to complete . I was to get $30,000 after false invoices had been issued .
As a former police officer I find it appalling that a person with the full weight and responsibility of upholding the law and being an officer of the court can commit acts which when I was a police officer were crimes .I have seen people locked up for stealing a packet of tobacco yet here I have been deprived of a massive sum through false accounting and the offender is now suing me for bankruptcy.
Bankruptcy and liquidation are two processes used to ” take some one out ” which liquidation of a company is the equivalent of killing off an opponent, bankruptcy is as close as you can legally get to bopping off a person who gets in your way and if they resit they will son find that another $3,000 is added to the bill.
This week a Lawyer was jailed for stealing from clients this brings about the question, what is the threshold for theft? In my day a theft was a theft but it appears that now thefts are acceptable up to a certain limit.
I have also become aware that the law society has a process which takes time and does not allow for intervention . Since filing my complaint with regards to my former lawyer in February 2011, he has taken me to court no less than five times and my matter has still not been resolved.
He is currently trying to bankrupt me over $3,000 and sue me for $500,000 . All these court processes have strict time frames and is taking my time. It has occurred to me that if he bankrupts me for $3,000 all my issues will go away and when your broke there is no point in coming after you for more dosh cause your bankrupt.. It must be the best place to be. Perhaps my former lawyer is trying to make me an example after all he is in the business of setting up trusts so that people can hide their money overseas . I know I wont get a cent from him as he , despite his business connections does not hold assets in his own name.
A very good example of how the process is abused is that my former lawyer who was struck off as a lawyer but has had a reprieve and can practice again if the was to get a practicing certificate , is apparently running his practice through a Proxy, a very junior junior who is working under the supervision of a lawyer in Alexandra and claiming to be a branch of that law firm and having incorporated both law firms names into the trading name for the branch.
The very junior lawyer operates from the premises of the former law firm and any one not knowing would think that it is business as usual at the former law firm . I rather suspect that she is being given Practice experience by suing me, all it can do is cost me money because if I hired a lawyer and was going to get a cost payment in favour of me, my former lawyer would simply skip the country .
Now I consider taking court action without any evidence as an abuse of process , it is akin to beating some one up with a piece of 4 x2 and saying sorry wrong person , didn’t mean to hurt you .
But the law society will no doubt look at this and say no harm done and leave the door wide open to the next lawyer to make the same mistake.
In the mean time the person who has had the court action filed agaisnt them has how many sleepless nights?
This ” mistake ‘ is actually a breach of the rules and the law society has a duty to keep lawyers accountable to the rules , but the reality is that it works well for lawyers not to be hard on this kind of thing as it gives them something to put pressure on people with .
This is not the only mistake there have been many .
It is for such incidents , that I believe that the law society should not be the both the body which disciplines lawyers and holds them accountable . I have drawn up a petition to segregate the functions of the law society being 65 Regulatory functions and 66 Representative functions. And to ask the government to set up one organization which is dependent of Lawyers and only has the regulatory functions so as to hold lawyers truly accountable to the law.
A matter follows from complaint to law society , to LCRO to tribunal and even after that there is appeal
I am 4 years in on my matter and we have not hit the LCRO yet , the LCRO will need at least 6 months to make a decision then there can be an appeal to the tribunal . Bankruptcy is just a few months so it is a lot easier for the lawyer to beat up his complainant than it is for the complainant to get justice .
We need a process which work as fast as a bankruptcy application does, a process during which administrators can intervene and assess all court action between the parties and ensure that only matters are filed which have followed the rules, proper negotiation and for which there is evidence.
No more soft touch for lawyers. They need to be held accountable to the law to a Higher degree than the people who they proceed against . You can help by singing the petition
The petition is down loadable here Petition for an independent lawyers authority
I have been a victim of such a person he uses what I consider to be dirty tactics such as filing multiple actions so that you are over loaded and with a bit of luck something might slip past.
The whole idea is that I should feel bullied and intimidated and pull my neck in. But this Russian bully is not going to do this to me . I will expose him for what he is .
He really should not be doing anything at all which causes me to look at his practice. The reality is that he would get away with his activities if he simply did not pick on some one who knows how to investigate. You see in New Zealand we run a system which is based on parking a hearse the bottom of a cliff , we do Little or no prevention work and the facilities which we do have are under resourced and over burdened.
The upshot is that New Zealand which is deemed to be the least corrupt is actually very good at creating a false impression. this works to help make New Zealand scam artists very rich. Most New Zealanders have a very relaxed out look and they simply dont concern themselves with things that dont affect them. so it is a perfect back drop for New Zealand to become an international money laundering center. There are those who are very willing to use this apathy and the very unsound company structures we have .
I Believe that we should be able to warn people of impeding danger and indeed we do have freedom of speech last time I looked. and that includes freedom of opinion . Not only is what i say beleow my honest opinion it is based on research and personal experience it is published so that others dont have to go through what I have had to endure.
The equity group international is in reality the premises of Equity law barristers limited . the most prominent activity there now is through Equity trust International limited.
He was struck off as a lawyer in 2013 but now appears to be practicing through a proxy lawyer Julia Leenoh who was admitted to the bar in March and obtained her practicing certificate in June.
Since then he has used her services under the guise of Stewart and associates equity law branch . Julia however is apparently not being supervised by any one in proximity.
Equity law barristers limited is owned and directed by a man who in court papers claims that he is unemployed.
the web site for Equity law has been taken down but documents sourced through the archive show that one of the persons who gave it a glowing testimonial is Steven Green.
Trust and company formation
Green just happens to be a director of Equity trust International along with Greg Stewart who operates an alleged branch of his law firm in Auckland.
It then does not come as any surprise that the majority of the promotion of the company is done through some one else , the directors are pretty much invisible apart from showing on the companies register and Steven green putting through many of the company registrations for companies associated in the press with international money laundering.
|Equity Trust International Limited|
|Phone:||+649 303 3001
Fax: + 649 303 2018
|Address:||Level 4 44 Khyber Pass Rd,
|Mail Address:||PO Box 8333, Grafton, Auckland.|
Fake insurance brokers
We have now also located the fact that a scam insurance company ran from the same premise level 4 44 Khyber pass , care of Equity trust International. reference can be seen on the FMA web site .
C/- Equity Trust International Limited
Level 4, 44 Khyber Pass Road
PO Box 8333
0064 09 303 3001
Gold and Silver sales
the 50% share holder in a company called Silvermoney its web site silvermoney.co.nz is registered to equity law and again we find it advertised in Russian and promoted on a web site on behalf of Equity trust
Приобретайте золотые или серебряные слитки прямо сейчас! Звоните: +649303-3001 Equity Trust International
- Auckland, New Zealand 1023
- Phone:+64 9 303-3001
- FAX:+64 9 303-2018
Land investment/ realtors
Greg Stewart and his wife are involved in real estate and so the new banner for the Equity law firm under the guise of Stewart and associates also now promotes real estate sales.
This is also reflected in articles as Land bank loans
Steven Green set up the bank Breder Suasso which is two floors below equity’s office , it is the international HQ for a bank which shows a photo shopped picture of a front office rather than revealing the reality . if you are thinking of dealing with this bank please head the warning given by the reserve bank with regards to unlisted banks and off shore finance companies.
Director for this company is Oleg KHMELEV who has all the hall marks of being a proxy director.
International tax agents
Equity international tax agents also operate from the premises.
From personal experience I can say that I was given false invoices By equity law. Invoices which did no have invoice numbers, I was told to rip up invoices I had already paid and when I asked for time sheets I was double billed .
I took the complaint to the law society and four years later I have had not had one cent back .
Instead I was sued multiple times.
Black list debt recovery. owned and operated by Alexander BUSHUEV and an associate.
HEDGE MARKET Inc. is an award winning, fully regulated and licensed online forex and commodities broker.
it is directed by Daniel Duncan GLYNN of Greenhithe and a Chin-mei HO of Taiwan who isalso the share holder
Level4,Outsource IT Tower,44Khyber Pass Road,Grafton,Auckland 1150,New Zealand
TEL +64(9)889 1758 +64(7)808 0889 +64(9)951 8707 (Chinese Line)
this company is a financial service provider
Dragon Forex limited
http://dragonforexltd.com is registered to the united states, the web site claims that the company exists in Swanson street Auckland but he plaque for the company is outside the dor of the equity chambers.
the directors are Colin Craig GARDNER 707/145 Symonds Street, Eden Terrace, and mr Seung Hwa OH of Korea , both directors are shareholders along with a Seychelles company. APM Capital Limited
this company is a financial service provider
Excelsior Makerts Limited.
Listed on the companies register as Excelsior Markets Limited set up in November 2013 Steven James GREEN is the director by proxy for EXCELSIOR INTERNATIONAL LTD 31291,, Ras A Khaimah, United Arab Emirates , U.A.E.
this company is a financial service provider
WTM Markets Limited
director and shareholder Ejaz SARWAR of Coventry UK .
the company was orignally set up by Daniel Duncan GLYNN and was probably sold on as an off the shelf company for a foreign person to establish a new Zealand entity.
mr Ejaz SARWAR comes complete with a linked in profile and claims to be in Auckland
this company is a financial service provider
Uppoint Group Limited
Again a company directed by proxy director Steven Green for Brian Alfred EYLER ,514 Orchard Road, Mifflintown, Pa, 17059 , U.S.A.
It would appear that again this was an off the self company , simple switch of the share holder and because no information is required he could be any one.
this company is a financial service provider
Capital Market Investments Limited
Director Daniel Duncan GLYNN proxy director for shareholer and director Abdul RASHEED of Singapore , again a company set up by Mr Glynn ready to be flicked on
again this company is a financial service provider
Affidavits when sworn and filed can be used for any purpose, this is my sworn statement of truth .
The response has been sworn this is an unworn copy with live links
I am making it publicly available to show how our justice system is being used to attack those who show that our companies are being used internationally in fraud and crime.
There are many organizations like mentioned who facilitate this .
The World Bank said last year that New Zealand is “the easiest place in the world to set up a business”. Sources say the country’s company registration process has been used over the past few years to run a series of massive money-laundering schemes reaching into eastern Europe.
I am not the only one to link this law firm to fraud, this is another quote “The Auckland law firm whose address is on the registration has been accused previously of being linked to international fraud scams.” this comment was made with regards to a fraudulent insurance company. ” A New Zealand-based general insurer that was banned last week by the UK Financial Conduct Authority (FCA) has been linked to activities including international fraud scams and money-laundering.” ”
The statement is in relation to Pacific Blu http://www.business.govt.nz/companies/app/ui/pages/companies/otherSearch
It is timely with Nicky Hager‘s publication of Dirty politics that we examine the corruption behind the dirt.
I am in the process of putting together my submissions for the select committee to substantiate my petition for an Independent commission agaisnt corruption .
I have already done an informal post Why I initiated a Petition for a commission against corruption.
On that post we covered off several headings our concerns with regards to the rather nontransparent system which appears to be operating in parliament. All the issues can be attributed to one single underlying problem . There is no code of conduct for members of parliament .
Labour MP Ross Robertson has for the past 13 years been battling to get Parliament to accept a code of conduct for MPs. see story
There is a cabinet manual which touches on Code of conduct and holds ministers accountable to the Prime Minister for their behaviour. This however does not extend to members of parliament who are not ministers they are responsible to their party leaders.
The returns are found at this link . Again as with so many registers in New Zealand there is nothing which compels the truth and no consequences for deliberate omissions. The integrity of the register is therefor solely dependent on the integrity of those who provide the information.
In Australia we see a different scene and a magnificent summary which also looks at New Zealand and notes that
The parliamentary practice states that :
As occasion requires, ministerial guidelines may be issued by the Cabinet or the Prime Minister to deal with particular circumstances that have arisen (such as the conduct to be observed by Ministers involved in mayoral election campaigns). However, these ministerial codes of conduct are political guidelines adopted by Governments to guide their own conduct. They have no statutory origin and are not regarded as being legally enforceable. Their significance depends upon the sense of commitment to public office held by Ministers and on their political responsibility to Parliament and public opinion.
New Zealand Parliamentary Practice notes that:
Except in the case of financial interests, the House has not adopted any detailed ethical guidelines for its members, taking the view that advice about appropriate behaviour is primarily a matter for induction training and internal party discipline.
And so it is that the system which operates in Our government today revolves around the prim ministers top drawer.
Conduct which should be independently investigated is retained until a suitable ” spat arises” party Politics are never far away and we are constantly reminded that the governance is a war between left and right.
While it is the conduct of the house which should be considered we find that the protects its members as do the other parties.
Being the prime minister allows better access than any one to the dirt and you simply hold on to it to trade off and save the neck of one of your own.
it is of note that the code of conduct and ethics is linked to ICAC particularly involving Lobbying. It appears that elections may be time for open slather of those wishing favours in the forth coming terms to help provide a leg up for the party who is to deliver the goods. see this link .
The open door to the Westminster style of parliament is that it places the prim minister in total control of the conduct of the ministers and the Prime minister does not even require formal parliamentary authorization to alter amend or interpret anything he likes as he likes.
It is therefore a matter of playing the game and while we frown upon bullying in the playground, the same tactics are essential for political survival. Its all count getting your bum on the hot seat so that you can steer your country for what could well be private financial gains. why not? we dont have any law agaisnt it!
New Zealand is renowned for its ease of settling up a company. A company is a new legal person and separate legal entity. Each company generally has the same rights and privileges in law afforded to a real or natural person .( the type that breathes )
There appears to be two sets of standards though one afforded to natural people the other to legal persons ( corporates )
A real person takes 9 months to develop in utero and 18 years after their birth attains legal age where he/she can own property , make independent decisions , sign contracts etc. there are no short cuts and you cannot cheat . Claiming a false age , false parenthood, nationality , identity are generally considered serious offences.
Then there is the second type of person the corporate.. body of persons or company. – the legal person
The legal person can be created by any one in the world , all it takes is an online trip to the NZ companies office. You will need a NZ address but no one will check if you actually live there. if you dont live there they will ask yo to update the records.
It has been made slightly trickier now due to the requirement for a log in but dont fret there is noting that a few $$ wont overcome, there are plenty agencies willing to help
You dont even need to be truthful about the ownership of the company and this can be disguised behind trusts and behind other persons called nominees. Not only will you for the princely sum of $160 get a New Zealand company you will also have a NZ identity.
To avoid displaying the overseas ownership of your new company you can use an address in New Zealand you could use a friends address and perhaps use the motel that you stayed in the last time you visited.
We have seen directors and share holders who are one and the same using different name and different signatures. the system is open to such abuse that it is limitless…..no one checks.
As director you can use your middle name and mothers surname or what every you feel like being known as this week you should be a real person but as we will show in our example imaginary people can be directors and liquidators. .The good news is we no longer have a national Enforcement unit we have an integrity unit who simply ask you to correct the details. No penalties for Bullshit here.
So imagine if a foreigner wants to purchase real estate in NZ but cant get authority, they can set up a company , use it to set up a second company and buy a house. They can then on sell the company and the assets without any need for conveyancing. and the house will transfer as part of the assets of the company.
In short the company registration is totally unsafe and only the records of honest people have integrity .
The Transparency International Integrity report recognized that
the ease of company registration has been exploited for fraudulent purposes by international actors and New Zealanders.
This is compounded by the lack of due diligence employed by our companies office and lack of enforcement.
New Zealand companies are an invitation to international money laundering.
There is no doubt that there are laws in place to deal with fraudulent application to the companies office but these are no longer enforced.
The last published conviction is for DR Gerald WATERS, who was running a company for scamster Jonathan Mann Waikato doctor fights convictions and also see Jonathon Mann seeks to silence victims and http://bewarefraudmann.wordpress.com/
Several years ago I was also involved on the periphery of a case with a fictional director and liquidator
Fresh Prepared Limited owed a lawyer $64,000. the company was directed by Lynne PRYOR Unit 1, 135 Grey St, Onehunga, Auckland she directed it on behalf of her boss Terry Hay , (Business partner of David Nathan )Instead of paying the lawyers Hay on sold the company to Sanjay PATEL 01 Nov 2006 who on 30 Jan 2007 appointed Liquidator Babubhai Patel of Papakura. It transpired that both ” men” were fictional Babubhai even shifted to Mumbai and his affidavits witnessed by a solicitor in Shanghai .Fortunately in those days there was such a thing as National enforcement unit in the companies office , one which actually prosecuted. Lynne PRYOR and Terry Hay were both charged with some 22 fraud offences . see news items Charges over alleged fake liquidator and Boss invents accountant to escape $60k debt . Hay took off to Honolulu his home turf and stayed low until Pryor had been dealt with in the courts , she was able to bargain away 21 charges as Hay was the prime offender. Lynne Pryor was disqualified from being a director but she remains at the premises which have now become a new company doing the same as before , business as usual , her brother Graham Pryor is supposedly her supervisor . this company is now called Salad foods . Salad foods share holding is hidden in a solicitors trust, but it used to be Terry Hay whose financial interests were in this company.
The transition of Fresh prepared into salad Foods was not simple for a bit there there was another company in the mix SALAD FOODS (1992) LIMITED directed and allegedly owned by Gui Li , Hays girlfriend at the time who used her parents Shanghai address.
But sadly it appears that these falsehoods are now condoned. I have always noted that when ther is no consequence to an action the abuse will increase.
This brings me back to this weeks Chinese company care of the British Virgin Island .
Milk New Zealand Investment was allegedly the share holder but had no real identifiable existence.
Yesterday the entry was changed on the companies register. the company is now shown as
Milk New Zealand Investment Limited Offshore Incorporations Centre, Road Town, Tortola , British Virgin Is.
All changed with the flick of a pen effectively having the effect of transferring the beneficial ownership of massive blocks of New Zealand pasture and all done apparently without a shred of evidence. I have requested the proof. will keep you posted
Invariably the ones who agree with every word I say are the ones who have been exposed to corruption and found that it is wave that washed over you and consumes assets on the way .
The only people who do not see corruption are the ones in denial who desperately want to believe the rhetoric because of the financial advantage it holds for them.
Amateur sleuths can have a field day with uncovering corruption in New Zealand but most are foiled by the presumption that ” things will have been done properly.” The reality is that we do not have proper systems or safe guards in place and our company registration is easily foiled
Trading names are commonly used and it is not unusual to find that companies swap names or trade in the name of another company. so it is always important o know who you are actually dealing with.
You can buy a house in the name of a company and then on sell the company , there by changing the directors and share holders of the company and the assets transfer to new owners without need for conveyancing as the ownership of the property has not changed, just change in ownership of the company.
Like any magic trick you dont believe it can be done until you see how it is done, then you will notice that it is happening more than you ever thought. its like buying a purple car, once you have one you see them every where. The reality is that nothing has changed only that you now have an awareness.
Looking at the companies involved in the Milk New Zealand group of companies , it is noted that the company Milk New Zealand Investment Limited does not appear on the New Zealand register but it appears on the company genealogy .
Rumour has it that the company is registers in the British virgin Island, but even if it does there is no evidence to show that this is he company which is the share holder of the multi million dollar chain of companies.
We have already seen that the Chinese company Hunan Roland animal husbandry Co., Ltd. is selling off shares in our land.
Our company registration is so unsafe that it is a possibility that this company which has never been considered as a potential purchaser is the actual owner of our land .
we can only wait and see. time will tell .