Saturday, 13 February 2010

No racketeering law in the UK

I observe that 'Amway's' masked, Internet Lord Haw Haw, Mr. 'IBOFB' Steadson,' has returned to your Blog.
Mr. Steadson and his fellow travellers know full-well that the billionaire bosses of the 'Amway' mob, after maliciously obstructing all form of investigation in the UK for more than 30 years, succeeded in keeping the only enquiry (to date) into their UK activities limited to civil regulators (who are prohibited by the UK Companies Act from making criminal enquiries).
As part of an overall pattern of racketeering activity, two cult advice associations (registered as charities) in the UK, 'Catalyst' and the 'Cult Information Centre', have been co-opted by the 'Amway' mob. Since the early 1990s, the unqualified directors of these two organizations, Graham Baldwin and Ian Howarth, have been paid to act as 'consultants on cultism' by 'Amway UK Ltd.' This has comprised them persuading anyone complaining to their organizations, that 'Amway' is not a cult and that they should take any dispute with 'Amway' back to the organization for 'Internal Arbitration' rather than to law enforcement agents, jounalists, legislators, etc.
In 2007, after truck loads of damning company records were seized which proved 'Amway UK Ltd.' to be the perpetually-insolvent corporate-front for a mathematically-impossible money circulation scheme disguised as a 'business opportunity', which itself was merely the entrance to an extremely-profitable advanced fee fraud, the reluctant decision was taken by senior officials in the Company Investigation Branch of the UK Dept. of Trade and Industry (now the Ministry for Business Enterprise and Regulatory Reform), under the advice of the Treasury Solicitor, to attempt to have 'Amway UK Ltd.' closed down merely for being in breach of civil laws concerning trading schemes and lotteries. Off the record, at least one senior official at CIB described 'Amway' as a grotesque fraud and compared the organization to the 'Ku Klux Klan' in the 1920s. At the time, the best the UK government could do to protect UK citizens, was to file a civil bankruptcy petition on the premise that 'Amway UK Ltd.' should be made liable for decades of unlawful registration payments, thus, forcing the company into automatic closure, because it could not pay its multi-million pound debts. It was assumed that, after closure, a full criminal investigation of what lurked behind 'Amway' would ensue.
However, 'Amway' escaped closure in the UK by employing Eversheds LLP, including Peter Kiernen (former Deputy Director of the UK Serious Fraud Office). These slick attorneys first tried to persuade CIB officials to drop the bankruptcy petition against 'Amway' by pretending affinity. To this end, all manner of attractive promises were made to the UK government, including the full-declaration of 'Amway's' derisory average annual earnings (or rather lack of earnings) amongst its agents, the dropping of registration fees, the dropping of the term 'Independent Business Owner', the prohibition of the sale of publications, recordings and tickets to meetings, the lowering of prices, the expulsion of 'Diamond Distributors' Jerry Scriven and Patrick Gregory (who had been running the 'Tool scam' in the UK on behalf of Dexter Yager in the USA), the temporary suspension of 'Amway's' recruitment activities in the UK, etc.
For obvious reasons, CIB officials refused to drop their bankruptcy petition, and the civil case went to trial where again the same attractive promises were made to the Judge. Although UK government lawyers described insolvent 'Amway' adherents as deluded, at no stage, was any evidence shown to the Judge or, subsequently, to three Appeal Court Judges, that 'Amway UK Ltd.' is, in fact, just one, expendable corporate structure out of countless others which comprise a vast organized crime group. In isolation, 'Amway UK Ltd.', appeared to these Judges to be more absurd than dangerous, as it has never declared an annual trading profit - apparently losing many millions of pounds during the last 30+ years. Consequently, in total ignorance of the wider picture, the UK High Court, and Appeal court, took the blinkered view that 'Amway UK Ltd.' should be allowed to continue, because the undertakings its attorneys had made to the court (if maintained) would bring its activities within UK civil law. Amazingly, after more than 30 years flouting the law, no punishment was handed out and no independent mechanism was created to verify that 'Amway UK's' undertakings would be maintained. I presume that the UK Judges assumed that once 'Amway's laughable average earnings were declared, the organization would simply vanish for lack of recruits; and this (despite what Lord Haw Haw Steadson pretends) appears to have happened.
To add insult to injury, a company officer of 'Amway UK Ltd.' and one from the so-called 'UK Direct Selling Association' were allowed to get away with comitting perjury. They gave false declarations to the UK High Court in which they steadfastly pretended their respective organizations to have been completely unaware that any problems had existed with 'Amway UK Ltd.' Yet, more than 10 years previously, when I tried to draw the attention of the officers of both these corporate structures to very same problems which they subsequently pretended to be completely unaware of, the attorneys of 'Amway UK Ltd. ' maliciously attempted to discredit me in the eyes of UK government officials and threatened to take legal steps to silence my complaints. These acts, designed to obstruct justice so that US citizens can continue to commit fraud, were in breach of US federal anti-racketeering legislation.
UK law enforcement agents (at the Serious Fraud Office) have been informed of all these acts, but (mysteriously) no criminal investigation has been pursued. However, there is no anti-racketeering law in the UK.
David Brear

1 comment:

Tex said...

Do you have a link for this statement? "However, there is no anti-racketeering law in the UK."