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Herr Eisenheim said:I am guessing- closet full of old lady clothes ;)
I found a paper where Rodrigues tells "A sad story":
One of the thing that caught my attention was this on page 7:
14. On 10/14/2007 I sent the following message to Mr. Santilli:
1) At Myron Evans’ blog (http://www.atomicprecision.com/blog/),we can read a message (see below) from Francesco Fucilla, president of the Santilli-Galilei Academy of Sciences saying that you, Jeremy Duuning- Davies and himself will be more than happy to give to Evans the position of deputy chairman of the academy.
2) I hope that Fucilla is mistaken and that you do not endorse his statement. But in the case you really endorse Mr. Fucilla’s statement, I am obligated by coherence to end our collaboration, resigning to my position of member of the editorial board of AGG, for I cannot be in association with anyone that supports Evans scientifically. I already told to you that his theories are simply a pot pourri of absolutely nonsense Mathematics and Physics. Simply garbage. My statement may be experimentally checked by anyone that has competently studied differential geometry at any reasonable good university.
3) I know very well, and indeed appreciate your efforts for freedom of thinking. However, freedom of thinking is useful only when used by a competent man dedicate to search the truth. When used by a crackpot and liar, as is the case of Evans this freedom may result in evil. Indeed, to see that I am right, it is only necessary to recall that Evans website received millions of hits in the last few years. This means that certainly, many simple minded people and even some others that studied science, now thinks that he is a genius and succeeded in constructing a unified field theory.
4) So, if you do not support Evans, please, let Mr. F. Fucilla and Mr. J. Dunning-Davies (who should read my attached papers7 and change urgently, for his own credibility, his opinion about Mr. Evans) know that as soon as possible, and find an elegant way (if possible)to withdraw the invitation to Mr. Evans.
5) I would like to end this message by emphasizing that any association of your name with Evans will produce damage to your reputation.
He sounds pretty determined. But surprise, Rodrigues is still in the same organization as Myron Evans. What's going on...?
FSA Enforcement and Financial Crime Division
The Financial Services Authority (the "FSA") of 25 The North Colonnade, Canary Wharf, London E14 5HS gives Ascension Securities Limited (“Ascension”), final notice about a decision to cancel the permission granted to Ascension to carry on regulated activities
2. REASONS FOR ACTION
2.1 On the basis of the facts and matters and conclusions described in its Warning Notice dated 31 August 2010 (the "Warning Notice"), and in the Decision Notice, it appears to the FSA that Ascension is failing to satisfy the threshold conditions set out in Schedule 6 of the Act (the "Threshold Conditions").
2.2 Specifically, Ascension’s resources are not adequate in relation to the regulated activities it has permission to carry on. Specifically, Ascension is unable to meet its liabilities as they have fallen due.
2.3 These failings are significant and material in relation to the regulated activities for which Ascension has permission, and Ascension therefore fails to satisfy Threshold Condition 4 (Adequate resources).
On 26 May 2009, ASL wrote to clients advising that as of noon on 22 May 2009, ASL voluntarily temporarily ceased carrying out regulated business whilst undertaking a full business review with the intention of providing a better and more efficient service.
This wasn’t strictly true. On 6 August 2009, the FSA confirmed in writing to ASL’s clients that ASL’s decision to cease regulated business was following a visit by the FSA and subsequent to discussions held between the firm and the FSA. This was due to the FSA identifying potential breaches of the rules and principles that govern regulated firms such as ASL.
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I.This is the third time this matter has come before me. The claimants, Ascension
Securities Limited, frommy recollection,althoughthe papers are not any longerwith the
court, is a relatively recently-fonned brokeragefIrm authorized by the FSA. They first
came before me represcnted by the father of one of the directors asking for an injunction
to restrain or require the removaJof some postings on a website TUn by the defendants
Motley Fool Limited. ] The gist of the postings was that in some way Ascension
Securities was a reincarnation or connected with another company called Pacific
Continental which was said to have been involved in fraudulent transactions.
2. I was concerned by the fact that although I was told that Ascension Securities
Limited had a compliance officer or in-house lawyer and also that it had solicitors. I
think at that time identified as Onnerods, nevertheless the application was being made
not by the company itself or by its solicitorsand counsel or even by its in~houselawyer
but by the father of one of the directors. Accordingly,I said that the application ought to
be rnade by professionals and properly served on the proposed defendants so that the
court could consider whether there was anything in the application. It also emerged at, I
think, the first of those hearings that Mr. Fucilla, a director of the claimants, had in fact
previously been employed by this company, Pacific Continental, which only emerged on
my questioning. [...]
Pacific Continental: The scandal to date
By This Is Money
UPDATED: 11:55 GMT, 17 November 2009
In November, thousands of consumers were given the go-ahead to make compensation claims against Pacific Continental. The disgraced broker tricked investors into buying millions of pounds-worth of shares which later turned out to be worthless or near-worthless.
Pacific Continental was forced to shut its doors in June 2007 after the City watchdog, the Financial Services Authority (FSA) banned it from taking on any new business.
The claims bill could potentially reach a record breaking £300m.
The City firm, led by managing director Steven Griggs, had more than 8,000 clients on its books but authorities believe only about 4,000 claims will be submitted.
Under the Financial Services Compensation Scheme, the maximum payout per individual will be £48,000.
The payout will arrive following a long investigation by Financial Mail and a series of reports exposing the high-pressure sales techniques used by Pacific Continental.
Evidence provided by Financial Mail to investigators proved that the firm lied to its clients. When Financial Mail first warned investors to avoid the broker, it hired a leading law firm to take action through the Press Complaints Commission. After a battle lasting several months, Pacific lost.
Many of the shares it sold were in small, high-risk American companies whose shares cannot be sold to the US public, but can be marketed overseas.
If you believe you have a claim against Pacific Continental Securities, which you wish to pursue, go to the Financial Services Compensation Scheme special page for further information.
Below, This is Money, rounds up the main stories covering the Pacific Continental scandal and the carnage that it caused...
• UPDATE: On 28 January, Pacific Continental, directors Steven Griggs and Charles Weston were banned from working in the industry and fined £80,000 and £95,000 respectively by the Financial Services Authority.
Punters will be paid compensation by the Financial Services Compensation Scheme up to a maximum of £48,000.
- Pacific Continental - Hetherington Update
- Pacific Continental duo who lost £70m are banned
• In November thousands of victims of Pacific Continental Securities got the go-ahead for a £300m record compensation claim.
- Payouts over Pacific could reach £300m
• In August, at least 10 'recovery firms' were found to be targeting a scam at investors who bought shares through Pacific Continental Securities.
- FSA warns investors off 'recovery firms'
• In January victims of the collapsed stockbroker were told that the company is to be put into liquidation.
- Hope for broker's victims
• In September, Financial Mail's ace investigator Tony Hetherington finds that that one individual was conned by Pacific Continental Securities into investing an inheritance.
- Boiler room network exposed
• In June Pacific Continental is banned from taking on any new business.
- Watchdog slaps ban on Pacific
• In October Financial Mail's reader champion Tony Hetherington calls for a crackdown on Pacific Continental Securities.
- 'Broker 'out of control'
• In September, Financial Mail's Tony Hetherington highlights one of the worst cases involved in the Pacific Continental scandal where one individual is left suicidal.
- Suicidal over £100,000 of Pacific Continental's tips
In July Tony Hetherington looks at another dodgy deal done via Pacific Continental Securities Steven Griggs.
- £5,000 shares lost in US vanishing trick
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Tony Hetherington mentions Ascension this week in Midas-Extra, here are some snippets:
Tony Hetherington's mid-week investigations
Another one bites the dust. Last week I reported on the welcome demise of White Square Investments. Before that, shady share dealers Mansion House Securities, Square Mile Securities, Saint Pauls Capital, Bishopsgate Capital Stockbrokers and the grand-daddy of them all, Pacific Continental Securities, all passed on to the great dealing room in the sky.
Now Ascension Securities has joined them, collapsing into liquidation only weeks after its directors stated reassuringly: 'While the general economic uncertainties have had an impact on the business, the directors are confident that with new security broking opportunities and growth in Contracts for Differences business supported by tight cost controls, the company is well placed to benefit from any potential upturn in market conditions.'
... the Financial Services Authority told Ascension that during a spot check of its records, its officials had found evidence of serious rule breaches.
According to a private and confidential letter from the FSA: 'The initial findings of the review indicate that a high proportion of customers may have been provided with unsuitable or potentially unsuitable advice to invest in higher risk securities.'
Well before the FSA took any notice of Ascension or its recruits, the firm was already attracting critical attention on the Motley Fool website's message boards - attention that led to a High Court case brought by Ascension to get some of the messages removed.
10-20-2005, 10:36 PM
Ascension Securities - New Scam for Old?
Was called by Ascension Securities, apparently an FSA registered firm. When I looked on FSA site, it turns out they are registered, but loads of the people registered are from Pacific Continental:
Pheonix rising from the ashes? Any info would be great
£5,000 shares lost in US vanishing trick
By Tony Hetherington and This Is Money
UPDATED: 00:00 GMT, 7 November 2004
D.D. writes: My wife bought 1,615 shares in Senior Care Industries, a USA company, for $7,721 (about £5,000) in 2000. The purchase was made through Steven Griggs of brokers Pacific Continental Securities in London.
I contacted the broker recently for a valuation. The situation I found is both disastrous and peculiar.
It seems that in 2001, there was a 'reverse split'. The result was that every 30 shares became just one share, reducing my wife's holding to 54 shares. Then in 2002 the company changed its name to US West Homes, and in 2003 there was a further reverse split, so every 100 shares became one share.
Finally, the company has changed its name again, to Investco Corporation, but now, since we had fewer than 100 shares before the last reverse split, we are told we have nothing at all.
ANYONE with an ounce of common sense would regard this as legalised robbery.
Taken to a logical conclusion, the company could consolidate repeatedly until just one shareholder remained, owning the entire business at other people's expense.
The consolidating started in September 2001, just after the property company named a new chief executive, a California real estate broker named Mervyn Phelan Snr.
Phelan's record included owning the Camino Real Savings Bank, which was seized by regulators and closed down in 1989 as it teetered on the brink of collapse. He also ran into trouble at Senior Care Industries, allegedly falsely claiming that it owned properties in Mexico worth about £40 million. A company claiming to be the true owner complained to the US Securities & Exchange Commission.
The SEC already knew Phelan. It began legal action against him and others in 2002 for alleged securities fraud involving shares in Freedom Surf, a wetsuit manufacturer.
According to the SEC, 'Phelan Snr originated the scheme to manipulate Freedom Surf stock and enlisted Allen Wolfson to carry it out.' Wolfson is a notorious fraudster with convictions going back to 1977. He is serving a sentence in a New York prison for a share fraud linked to the Colombo Mafia family.
Your wife's company, Senior Care Industries (SCI), is also linked to Wolfson.
In a share swap, SCI took three million shares in a scam company called Stem Genetics Inc, set up by Wolfson to rip off British investors. Its shares were sold through an infamous telemarketing boiler-room called the Sukumo Group, which left so many victims that they have their own self-help website, boilerrooms.co.uk.
What can you do about all this? Your wife's money is probably lost, but given that the SEC is interested in Phelan, it is always possible that some cash might be seized. It would do no harm to contact the SEC headquarters at 450 Fifth Street NW, Washington DC, 20549-0213, USA.
By now, readers with a sharp memory might wonder why your wife's broker, Pacific Continental Securities, rings a bell?
The answer is that this firm, which is fully licensed by the Financial Services Authority, cropped up last week in my warning about offshore boiler-rooms that were selling shares in a high-risk company called Atlantic Wine Agencies.
It sells these shares too, and managing director Steven Griggs admitted to me that his firm has a business relationship with Jeffrey Reade, a shadowy offshore financier named by investigators in New Zealand as the money-man behind a boiler-room stock scam there.
Griggs told me his firm's then head office in New York did make inquiries before recommending SCI shares, and that 28 customers in Britain invested over $133,000 (about £87,000).
With some frankness, Griggs also admitted that his head office 'may have received remuneration in addition to the 0.5% commission charged to clients for funds raised from the sale of Senior Care shares'.
In other words, Pacific Continental may have been paid to sell the shares to your wife.
This would be no surprise. In another complaint I received, a Financial Mail reader notched up huge losses on high-risk shares, only to have Pacific Continental admit, when asked point-blank, that it received a commission of 12.5% from the companies for marketing their shares.
Financial Mail has offered to hand over the results of its investigations involving both Pacific Continental and Atlantic Wine Agencies to the Financial Services Authority. The phone has yet to ring.
It's your mistake, so you lose
Mrs A.M. writes: My husband and I visited World Duty Free at Heathrow, intending to buy Chivas Regal for friends in Spain, but staff said there was a special offer on Glenmorangie. We were not told the price, or that it was vintage.
We would not have bought it had we known it was £85 a bottle. One might say the buyer should check the credit card slip before signing, but we were in a rush and I thought the price on the cashier's screen was for the four bottles we bought, not the price for each one.
We were shocked at our Barclaycard bill for £300 and wrote to World Duty Free asking for a refund of the cost above that of a normal non-vintage bottle. It offered a full refund if we returned the bottles unopened.
This was ridiculous, considering we took them as gifts for our friends in Mallorca.
I MIGHT risk losing a couple of readers here, but frankly, I think World Duty Free has done more than enough to be fair.
The receipt you sent me clearly shows that you bought four bottles of vintage Glenmorangie whisky at £85 each, a total of £340.
The whisky was on offer at £10 off the normal price, and your receipt shows a deduction of £40, leaving a net cost of £300.
Separately, your credit card slip shows that you signed to pay the amount of £300. World Duty Free could simply have told you that the responsibility is yours. Instead, the company diplomatically accepted you might have misunderstood, and it offered to take back the whisky and refund your money. It even offered to pay the postage.
The fact that by then you had given the whisky to your friends is not the shop's problem.
It sold the goods at the correct price. You were given a receipt showing the correct price. You signed a credit card slip with the correct price.
You now have to accept that if there was a misunderstanding, it was yours, if there was a mistake it was yours - and so the responsibility is yours too.
Broker returns fee after loan protest
Mrs C.H. writes: After a marital split in 2000, I decided to move house, but despite applying to various lenders, I was unable to secure a mortgage.
However, a man from David Graham & Co, a mortgage broker in Southport, Merseyside, told me that if I sent £550, he would arrange a mortgage through a friend at Abbey National. But the loan offer never arrived and I was forced to withdraw from the purchase of my new house.
My partner phoned the broker and - unbelievably - he was told we would not get a refund and that he must be mistaken since a mortgage offer would not be made until we had agreed to a further £1,820 in fees.
SOMETHING appears to have gone badly wrong at David Graham & Co, which is a properly licensed firm of mortgage brokers.
You have told me you sent many letters of complaint, but managing director Graham McCarthy says: 'If we receive a complaint, which is exceptionally rare, I would always like to deal with it as a matter of urgency.'
The firm says it no longer has records of your transaction, but nonetheless, McCarthy told me: 'This is not typical of the way we conduct our business.'
By the time you read this, you will have received an apology and his cheque for your £550, plus a further £50, making £600 in all.
Naming failed IFAs clears way for compensation
By This Is Money
UPDATED: 09:37 EST, 26 April 2010
Investors are clear to claim compensation of up to £50,000 if they dealt with any one of 37 firms that have been officially declared in 'default.'
The Financial Services Compensation Scheme (FSCS) has published the names in its series of regular announcments of independent financial advisers or investment providers that have failed. That then clears the way for claims to be made for those who were given bad advice.
The FSCS covers investments, deposits, insurance, home finance advice and general insurance.
Ascension Securities Limited SOUTH UNIT, 120 FENCHURCH STREET, LONDON EC3 5BP
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What to make out of this confession ?Francesco Fucilla said:You are dealing with a mind far greater than your ckicken thieving one !!
You need to remove all of the nonsense lies and criminal innuendoes designed to descredit and cause criminal damages to
all at Telesio Galilei academy of science and especially Francesco Fucilla BUSINESS !!
Your lies and criminal slanders are already being seen by financial partners and business parteners showing severe cxoncern and it will result criminal damages inevitably !!
Our board of Directors are an example to the city and the world business !! We have set the standard for the future in which businessman serve the people not themsewlves !! our shareholders are proud to invest with us for the unique level of dignity humanity honesty UNSEEN IN THE HISTORY OF OUR WORLD !!
remove every item you put on cassiopaea ASAP or take the consequences !!
San Francesco Fucilla !!
a : deceit, trickery; specifically : intentional perversion of truth in order to induce another to part with something of value or to surrender a legal right
b : an act of deceiving or misrepresenting : trick
a : a person who is not what he or she pretends to be : impostor; also : one who defrauds : cheat
b : one that is not what it seems or is represented to be
The Sokal affair, also known as the Sokal hoax, was a publishing hoax perpetrated by Alan Sokal, a physics professor at New York University. In 1996, Sokal submitted an article to Social Text, an academic journal of postmodern cultural studies. The submission was an experiment to test the publication's intellectual rigor and, specifically, to investigate whether such a journal would "publish an article liberally salted with nonsense if it (a) sounded good and (b) flattered the editors' ideological preconceptions."
The article "Transgressing the Boundaries: Towards a Transformative Hermeneutics of Quantum Gravity", published in the Social Text Spring/Summer 1996 "Science Wars" issue, proposed that quantum gravity is a social and linguistic construct. At that time, the journal did not practice academic peer review and did not submit the article for outside expert review by a physicist. On its date of publication (May 1996), Sokal revealed in Lingua Franca that the article was a hoax, identifying it as "a pastiche of Left-wing cant, fawning references, grandiose quotations, and outright nonsense . . . structured around the silliest quotations [by postmodernist academics] he could find about mathematics and physics".
The resultant academic and public quarrels concerned the scholarly merit, or lack thereof, of humanistic commentary about the physical sciences; the influence of postmodern philosophy on social disciplines in general; academic ethics, including whether Sokal was right or wrong to deceive the editors and readers of Social Text; and whether the journal had exercised the appropriate intellectual rigor before publishing the pseudoscientific article. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Sokal_affair
The Schön scandal concerns German physicist Jan Hendrik Schön (born 1970 in Verden) who briefly rose to prominence after a series of apparent breakthroughs with semiconductors that were later discovered to be fraudulent. Before he was exposed, Schön had received the Otto-Klung-Weberbank Prize for Physics in 2001, the Braunschweig Prize in 2001 and the Outstanding Young Investigator Award of the Materials Research Society in 2002, which was later rescinded. ....
As recounted by Dan Agin in his book Junk Science, soon after Schön published his work on single-molecule semiconductors, others in the physics community alleged that his data contained anomalies. Professor Lydia Sohn, then of Princeton University, noticed that two experiments carried out at very different temperatures had identical noise. When the editors of Nature pointed this out to Schön, he claimed to have accidentally submitted the same graph twice. Professor Paul McEuen of Cornell University then found the same noise in a paper describing a third experiment. More research by McEuen, Sohn and other physicists, uncovered a number of examples of duplicate data in Schön's work. This triggered a series of reactions that quickly led Lucent Technologies (which ran Bell Labs) to start a formal investigation.
In May 2002, Bell Labs set up a committee to investigate with Professor Malcolm Beasley of Stanford University as chair. The committee obtained information from all of Schön's coauthors, and interviewed the three principal ones (Zhenan Bao, Bertram Batlogg and Christian Kloc). It examined electronic drafts of the disputed papers which included processed numeric data. The committee requested copies of the raw data but found that Schön had kept no laboratory notebooks. His raw-data files had been erased from his computer. According to Schön the files were erased because his computer had limited hard drive space. In addition, all of his experimental samples had been discarded, or damaged beyond repair.
On September 25, 2002, the committee publicly released its report. The report contained details of 24 allegations of misconduct. They found evidence of Schön's scientific misconduct in at least 16 of them. They found that whole data sets had been reused in a number of different experiments. They also found that some of his graphs, which purportedly had been plotted from experimental data, had instead been produced using mathematical functions.
The report found that all of the misdeeds had been performed by Schön alone. All of the coauthors (including Bertram Batlogg who was the head of the team) were exonerated of scientific misconduct. This sparked widespread debate in the scientific community on how the blame for misconduct should be shared among co-authors, particularly when they share significant part of the credit. ...
Schön returned to Germany and took a job at an engineering firm. In June 2004 the University of Konstanz issued a press release stating that Schön's doctoral degree had been revoked due to "dishonourable conduct". Department of Physics spokesman Wolfgang Dieterich called the affair the "biggest fraud in physics in the last 50 years" and said that the "credibility of science had been brought into disrepute". Schön appealed the ruling, but on October 28, 2009 it was upheld by the University. In response, Schön sued the University, and appeared in court to testify on September 23, 2010. The court overturned the University's decision on September 27, 2010 meaning that Schön can keep his doctoral degree. In November 2010 the University moved to appeal the court's ruling. The state court ruled in September 2011 that the university was correct in revoking his doctorate, and since no appeal is possible, the doctorate remains revoked.
In October 2004, the Deutsche Forschungsgemeinschaft (DFG, the German Research Foundation) Joint Committee announced sanctions against him. The former DFG post-doctorate fellow was deprived of his active right to vote in DFG elections or serve on DFG committees for an eight-year period. During that period, Schön will also be unable to serve as a peer reviewer or apply for DFG funds.http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Sch%C3%B6n_scandal
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