Sunday, December 14, 2014

Oz Conman Rocco Mark Calabrese reeled in for stealing prawns

Over a criminal career spanning decades, Rocco Calabrese has demonstrated a willingness to pinch almost anything, from gold bricks to tonnes of prawns and luxury cars. With slick charm and a knack for hiding in plain sight, the prolific conman has swindled a small fortune from businesses, the wealthy and even associates of underworld identities.

But Calabrese, also known as Rocco De Gonza and a host of other aliases, is now facing more than 70 fraud and deception charges allegedly racked up during a crime spree that dates back at least seven years."The guy is more slippery than an eel swimming in olive oil."
Calabrese's penchant for bling and designer clothes is part of an image he created to look successful and "connected". When caught out in scam, he would often claim to be a close mate of Mick Gatto.

"I don't know the guy. My name gets thrown around like confetti and people who do that deserve a good belting," Mr Gatto told The Sunday Age.
Calabrese, who had amassed at least three dozen criminal convictions by 2010, came to the attention of Victorian authorities again in late 2011, just months after being released from jail on a "good behaviour" bond. Police arrested Calabrese after a stolen Maserati he was driving ran out of petrol in the middle of the city.

Investigations revealed Calabrese had been using fake cheques and bank transfers to scam everything from seafood to luxury cars. The bankrupt had set up a shell company, Gourmet Produce Pantry, as a front to steal 5500 kilograms of prawns worth more than $82,000.

Calabrese has pleaded guilty to five charges in the County Court stemming from these scams and will be sentenced next year. A medical expert has claimed he suffers from "encapsulated psychotic disorder", a diagnosis that is under review.
Calabrese's name also appeared in a major Australian Tax Office gold trading scheme. ATO has estimated the elaborate scam cost taxpayers more than $65 million, but industry sources have put the final cost at potentially more than $200 million in faked and misappropriated GST payments."Kukulka also bought from other sources, including spending $1.5 million in just six days with Melbourne fraudster-turned-bullion dealer Rocco Calabrese, Mr Kukulka’s bank records show."

Calabrese, aka Rocco De Gonza, had been bankrupt twice, jailed for three dozen deception offences in 2002, and convicted again in 2010 for running corporations while disqualified."

Thursday, December 11, 2014

Brother of "Many Names" Shemesian in the Oz news

Richard Shemesian
In 2013 it was reported that efforts by the brother of elusive Perth mining figure Mick ''Many Names'' Shemesian to nab a $5.8 million fee from a company he was advising in a $240 million takeover battle have been stymied by a judge.

While mystery man Mick spends his time between Dubai and Europe doing deals involving the likes of day trader Leo ''The Gun'' Khouri, his brother Richard Shemesian is a Sydney-based corporate adviser.
Richard's company, Carlow Castle, trades as Greenhill Capital Partners, but seems unrelated to the Greenhill & Co business run by Simon Mordant, Graeme Samuel and friends. In the early 2000s, Shemesian was advising Perth mining company Aztec Resources, for which he received a modest $10,000 a month. But in 2005, the company brought in the big boys at Macquarie, and by February 2006 the relationship with Shemesian was over.
The deed laying out the divorce settlement included a provision that Shemesian would get a success fee of 2 per cent of the value of any takeover bid that was approved by the Aztec board before mid-2007. The Aztec board folded, recommending shareholders accept the offer. Shemesian sent Aztec his invoice the same day, and Macquarie asked for its $4.3 million fee the day after.

Aztec never paid Shemesian. Six years later, he sued. And lost.
Work continues on the many, many activities of Mick Many Names. The official count of misspellings in ASIC documents stands at 13.

Nov 08, 2009 (The Australian - ABIX via COMTEX) -- Michael Mihran Shemesian has been linked to a number of Australian companies, although the spelling of his name has often changed. Shemesian is listed as the sole director of Clara Resources under the name "Mihran Chammassian" and was listed under the name "Mick Shmazian" after the sale of his Cape Lambert Iron Ore stake in 2008. He also faced drugs charges under the name "Mihran Shemessian" in the 1990s and was listed in court documents as "Mr Shamazian".

Michael Mihran Shemesian
Publication Date: 9 November 2009 -
Actus Minerals Corp. AAC.v Announces Board Changes Jan 14 2014.

"Most notably, shareholders approved the appointment of Mr. Michael (Mick) Shmazian to its board of directors, to fill the positions of Mr. John deHart and Mr. Daniel Coch, both of whom did not stand for re-election. Mr. Shmazian has over 25 years in the mineral exploration industry and is the Founder and Chairman of Exchange Minerals Limited, a private, Belgium based, equity investment company established in 2005."
There has been a name change with the new and improved Venture moniker being Arak Resources Ltd. And of course Mr. Shemesian has misspelled his name yet again ...

Principal Holders of Voting Shares
To the knowledge of the directors and senior officers of the Company, as of November 28, 2014, the following persons or corporations beneficially own, directly or indirectly, or exercise control or direction over, common shares carrying more than 10% of the voting rights attached to all outstanding common shares of the Company:
Name of Shareholder
Number of Shares
Percentage of Issued and Outstanding
Exchange Minerals Ltd.(1)
Note:(1) A company of which Michael Shmazian, a director of the Company, is principal;

(3) Mr. Shmazian was elected to the board of directors December 2013. He is compensated at a rate of $3,500 per month which commenced January 2014.

So we can state with 1000% certainty that the Sedar filings of Arak Resources are fraudulent and this management know very well they have and are "doing" securities crime.

Sunday, December 7, 2014

Severe RetardBoy John Maguire says ...

ISIS has released a video featuring an Ottawa man calling on his fellow Muslim countrymen to carry out lone-wolf attacks on Canadian targets.

John Maguire, who was already reportedly under investigation by the RCMP after travelling to Syria to join ISIS as a foreign fighter in January 2013, appears in the slickly produced six-minute, 13-second video. The 23-year-old is identified in the video as Abu Anwar al-Canadi and speaks in English.
Canadian intelligence officials estimated earlier this year that 130 Canadians have joined the conflicts in either Syria or Iraq. Many, but not all, are joining ISIS.
Freakin nutbars occur in all manner of packages and for our money if this pure 100% nutbar hates Canada this much he should stick with his new terrorists friends forevermore and NEVER return because any REAL Canadian would knock this wicked evil coksukr MFer little biatch out in .013 seconds.

Wednesday, December 3, 2014

No Crime in Eric Garner death - "Black lives matter"

(Reuters) - A New York City grand jury has decided not to charge a police officer who killed an unarmed black man with a chokehold while trying to arrest him for illegally selling cigarettes, the local district attorney said on Wednesday.

The deadly encounter in July on Staten Island, New York City's smallest borough, was captured on video, which quickly spread over the Internet and fueled debate about how U.S. police use force, particularly against minorities. Staten Island resident Eric Garner, a 43-year-old father of six, died on July 17 after police officers tackled him and put him in a chokehold. The city's medical examiner ruled the death a homicide.
Garner family attorney Jonathon Moore says he's "astonished by the decision." Shortly after the grand jury decision became public, a law enforcement source confirmed to NPR's Carrie Johnson that the U.S. Justice Department has opened a federal probe into Garner's death.

"It's a very painful day for so many New Yorkers," Mayor Bill de Blasio said Wednesday.

Die-in at Grand Central as NYC protests begin after Eric Garner grand jury decision

Mr. De Blasio's wife is black. He is white. They are symbols of the diversity that De Blasio says is the strength of the city.
Citing "centuries of racism that have brought us to this day," New York Mayor Bill de Blasio says that the fact that protesters have rallied around the statement "Black lives matter" reflects a sad situation, in which such an idea needs to be both stated and repeated.

"It's a phrase that should never have to be said," the mayor said. "It should be self-evident."

This space has great difficulty with this outcome when the events leading up to an innocent man's death are recorded in full detail.

Sunday, November 30, 2014

Burnaby mayor slams NEB and Kinder Morgan

Mayor Derek Corrigan said people have lost faith in the NEB’s ability to protect Canadian interests.
His comments come after days of anti-pipeline protests on Burnaby Mountain.

“I think there’s a lot of people who have lost faith in the National Energy Board, in its impartiality, its subjectivity in considering these (pipeline projects),” said Corrigan. “The appointments are made from the oil industry. It appears that their allegiance is to the oil industry.”
Corrigan said the protesters are joining the city in its nearly two-year opposition to the pipeline expansion. He said that after an evaluation of Kinder Morgan’s proposal, the city came to the conclusion that the expansion is not in the best interests of Burnaby. The mayor cited a major spill in 2007 along the current route as one of the city’s reasons for opposing the pipeline. Some 50 homes were damaged and residents were evacuated as a result of the spill. He said Kinder Morgan handled the leak poorly.
The emergency preparedness of Kinder Morgan was far below what we would have expected.
In fact, in that case, they turned off the wrong end of the pipeline, and ended up causing more damage than should have been caused as a result of the what should have been a simple spill."

Corrigan also expressed concern about the proposed increase of storage facilities in a residential area, and docking capacity port in Burrard Inlet, as well as the near tripling of pipeline’s current capacity -- from 300,000 to 890,000 barrels per day.

NEB Chairman and CEO Peter Watson
The NEB hearings for Kinder Morgan’s proposal will begin in July 2015. The board is set to make a decision on the project by October 2015.

In the meantime, the City of Burnaby is fighting a series of legal battles against Kinder Morgan to halt the expansion project. The case has now made its way through the B.C. Supreme Court and B.C. Court of Appeal to the Federal Court of Appeal.
Kinder Morgan started leaving Burnaby Mountain Saturday, ahead of a Sunday night deadline to wrap up survey work. Trans Mountain spokesperson Lisa Clement said early research shows the mountain appears stable enough to handle the pipeline.
I would bet a body COULD HAVE stuck their finger into Burnaby Mountain and came to the exact same conclusion as this paid corporate chitface ditzbag. Best part is the taxpayer would have saved MAJOR.

Friday, November 28, 2014

Contempt charges against anti-Kinder Morgan protesters thrown out

A judge threw out civil contempt charges Thursday against activists who have been arrested while demonstrating against a pipeline project on a mountain near Vancouver.
The ruling came a week after the RCMP began rounding up protesters on Burnaby Mountain, where Kinder Morgan is conducting drilling work related to its proposed Trans Mountain pipeline expansion.

More than 100 people were arrested, nearly all of whom faced civil contempt proceedings for violating a court injunction ordering them to keep away from two drilling sites. The company admitted it provided incorrect GPS co-ordinates when it sought the court order.
At one location, the co-ordinates were so inaccurate that the actual work site was entirely outside the area covered by the injunction.

An application by Kinder Morgan to extend an injunction keeping protesters away from two drilling sites on Burnaby Mountain was rejected by the B.C. Supreme Court. It has been estimated policing costs alone have exceeded $ 150,000 per day.
Not too often this space is reduced to speechlessness but damn.

Thursday, November 27, 2014

Comanchero Bikers charged in brutal Perth Beat Down

Two leading members of the Comanchero bike gang are among seven men charged over a brutal bashing at a Muay Thai fight in Perth’s north.

Police will allege a 38-year-old man was confronted by several Comanchero members as he was attempting to leave the venue. He was then punched and kicked until he fell to the ground. Police executed search warrants as far south as Warnbro and as far north as Clarkson, where the seven men were arrested. All seven have been charged with acts or omissions causing bodily harm or danger.
Police say those charged include the Comancheros state commander, the club’s sergeant at arms, patched members and nominees.

Police said in a statement today: “This attack highlights the extreme violence criminal motorcycle gangs such as the Comancheros use to intimidate the community.”

Australia confronting threat from homegrown Islamist radicals

SYDNEY: Australia is confronting what authorities say is a growing threat from homegrown Islamist radicals and fears a new danger is about to rumble over the horizon – would-be militants hooking up with biker gangs.

Over 800 police were involved in counterterrorism raids in Sydney and Brisbane in September, which authorities said thwarted a plot by militants linked to ISIS to behead a random member of the public. Convicted murderer and Brothers 4 Life gang boss Bassam Hamzy adopted the mantle of radical Islam behind bars while ordering his gang to join forces with the Bandidos Motorcycle Club in a bloody drug war, media said.
The new link between radical Islam and bikers is partly a consequence of Australia’s changing demographics.
More than a quarter century ago, when Mark “Ferret” Moroney joined the Finks Outlaw Motorcycle Club, members were like him: tough, covered in tattoos and, like much of Australia at the time, white.

In the 1990s, crime groups run by the children of Lebanese immigrants took control of Sydney’s notorious Kings Cross neighborhood and alliances were forged with bikers, who police say are heavily involved in narcotics and extortion.
In 2005, police thwarted a plot to blow up a nuclear power plant in New South Wales with rockets allegedly stolen by an army major, who sold them to a biker gang, which sold them to a Lebanese organized crime group, which sold them to radical Islamists.

“For me, that was a classic example of the profit driven criminality and the religiously or jihadi motivated sort of violence working together,” he said.