It has been widely reported that lawyer Chris Cleverly is the key London player in PAI, the company that wishes to buy West Ham and that Cleverly, cousin of Tory high flier James, is colourful. As a diehard hammer I put this article outside paywalls so that supporters of the club, the Ferdinand Brothers who back PAI and the current owners are fully aware that Chris Cleverly is more than colourful, he is a serial fraudster and habitual liar. Everything he touches may see him prosper but everyone else gets screwed. I have exposed his frauds over many years, seen off his intimidation of me as an investigative journalist and ensured that his company was booted off London’s AIM Market.
When your cousin James is a Foreign Office minister and tipped as a future Prime Minister and you mix freely among the Westminster great and good you might think that you are above the law. That certainly seems to be the case for Chris Cleverly who has spent the past five years lying to investors and raising cash on the back of it. Now he has a new con which he is trying to float on the Standard List of the London Stock Exchange via a backdoor reverse takeover into an insolvent company, and he has now roped in a US listed company which is already lying to its investors. The FCA and SEC must act at once. Cleverly’s crime spree started at AIM listed African Potash (AFPO).
On 11 April Rose Petroleum (ROSE) announced that Mr Robert Bensh was buying £275,000 of shares in the company at 1.1p to take a 14% stake and would become chairman with immediate effect. Er….
In this bearcast I look at what a dismal failure AIM has become and examine the inherent conflicts of interest which make such failure ( for investors) inevitable. I reference Management Resource Solutions (MRS), Daniel Stewart (DAN), African Potash (AFPO), Arden Partners, Paul Shackleton, Naibu (NBU), Cantor Fitzgerald, Sefton Resources (SER), SP Angel, BlueJay Mining (JAY), Vialogy, Yourgene (YGEN), Quindell (QPP), Globo (GBO) and more. If you enjoyed this how about becoming a hero and donating to rogue bloggers for Woodlarks TODAY HERE
African Potash (AFPO) released 2 RNS statements about claimed deals in Southern Africa,. The shares raced ahead. Nomad Cantor Fitzgerald and its QE Mr Stuart Dick signed off on those RNS statements but cannot have bothered to check the original documentation about those deals. Because I got hold of that documentation & published it and that showed the RNS's were misleading. But they caused a share spike allowing a bailout placing to go ahead.
Half-year results from Rose Petroleum (ROSE) saw it concluding “the board is looking ahead with confidence and is excited about the group moving from being an oil explorer to an oil producer in the next quarter”. The shares responded higher, but at still little more than a £5 million market cap we see much more excitement to come…
I start this podcast by reflecting on my biggest investment mistakes of which selling some Optibiotix (OPTI) three years ago must be in the top ten. Stagging Argo Blockchain (ARB) hjas so far been a small mistake but I reflect on that too. Then I reflect on the bombshell by Nigel Somerville on BMR Group (BMR) which shows AIM Regulation not fit for purpose and opens up a mega scandal for WH Ireland (WHI). What happens next i ask, referring to good news on the claims against Cantor Fitzgerald re African Potash (AFPO)
Shares in Image Scan Holdings (IGE) reached approaching 13p last year and were 6p+ following half-year results in April before sliding in the last month, last closing at 5.5p. Now an “Acquisition and Proposed Placing” announcement…
In today's bearcast I celebrate six years of being a full time investigative writer not a crony capitalist. I take issue with Roger Lawson on the deadwood press and how the view me but agree partially with him on Inheritance Tax. I explain why there is a flood of Julie Meyer material and why it is justified. I look at Alfa Financial (ALFA) and its 1 year anniversary profits warning. I update on the African Potash (AFPO) class action against its Nomad Cantor Fitzgerald and how things are moving and why this could be my crowning achievement. Finally.. we are almost at £5,000. We are seeking to raise £20,000 for Woodlarks. that will be a game changer for a great charity. 95% of listeners have not donated. To those who have I say thank you. To the rest, I know you can afford a tenner. Please cough up now HERE
Green & Smart (GSH) a biogas company from Malaysia is the sort of dog with fleas that has helped to make the AIM Casino the world's most successful growth market. In second place is the Upper Volta bitcoin exchange. Announcements over the past few days are a scandal but, as ever, no heads will roll.
It does seem like this is dragging on but the class action group of shareholders in what was AIM listed African Potash (AFPO) seeking compensation from Nomad Cantor Fitzgerald for allowing untrue RNS statements to be issued, seem on the verge of actinn.
HaloSource (HALO) has announced that “its patented, best-in-class HaloPure disinfection technology is being utilised to power a line of purifying pitchers sold in retail outlets across South Africa by H20 International… Marks the first sale of HaloPure-powered devices on the African continent” - and the shares have currently responded more than 15% higher towards 2p. Ramptastic!...
Apparently broker Cantor Fitzgerald has strict instructions that this note is just for institutional investors and not for the great unwashed, filthy private investors. So I may get a pompous letter oiirdering me to take it down. But since we are loyal shareholders, pro tem.
We have been following closely the story of RedX Pharma plc (REDX) as it ran out of other people’s money and went into administration. Now, after just over five months on the suspended list, the company has been successfully restructured and it is all systems go. This is very good news for the company’s shareholders, but questions remain – not least of which is what happened to the Administrators’ Final Report. The company announced it had published the whole thing on its website but I can’t find it. And the relevant filings at Companies House are still missing. No doubt they will appear, but surely the return to trading on AIM should come AFTER the market has had a chance to digest it, not before. Black marks all round then.
Yesterday I pointed out that Andalas Energy (ADL) was almost insolvent and that house broker Beaufort was in denial. But now let us turn to something which Nomad Cantor Fitzgerald somehow thought it apppropriate to omit. Sarah Wharry at Caantor you should be ashamed and if/when Andalas goes tits up you may well get sued just as your firm is over its negligence at the African Potash (AFPO) fraud.
Last writing on HaloSource (HALO) last month I noted the shares then around 20% ahead on the day, heading towards 2p, on a water bottle agreement but that the company was soon set to again require bailout funding. There have since that date now been four further announcements…
Graphite play Directa Plus (DCTA) was not one of the better new issues of 2016. Nomad and broker Cantor Fitzerald earned a good few shekels raising it £12.8 million at 75p in May 2016. The shares roofed it to 200p but the crashed to 32p by early August this year. At that point Cantor's decided to earn its shekels as retained broker with analyst William Game (pictured below) upgrading his stance from corporate "hold" to "buy". Paid for rampers Proactive reports:
The whistelblower who assisted me in exposing the fraudulent statements made by lyin' Chris Cleverley and African Potash (AFPO) and signed off with no attempt to verify by Stewart Dickson at nomad Cantor Fitzgerald has now assisted those investors who want their money back. Praise be the Lord, Cantor is in the merde.
I am deeply troubled by events at AIM uber dog Andalas Energy (ADL) on Monday afternoon. This is a company that has form when it comes to breaking AIM Casino Rules but on this occasion it is the advisers at Cantor Fitzgerald, whose actions have alreday cost some folks 50% of their money, who should be hung, drawn and quartered. Sadly we have gone soft on crime but at least they should be clobbered by the FCA for market abuse and AIM Regulation for breaching AIM rules. I have sent a letter.
Andalas Energy (ADL) and its loathsome boss Dave "the rule breaker" Whitby represent all is worst about the AIM Casino. The company is worthless and its sole achievement has been an industrial scale transfer of wealth from the many to the few. Even by its own tawdry standards yesterday was a low point and it is a matter that I shall now be asking the authoriies to investigate as, blatant, market abuse. But first we must rewind to August 8.
Investors who have lost £900,000 on the Paragon Diamonds (PRG) fraud and bust are now lined up to sue the hapless Nomad ( Northland with QEs Gerry Beaney and David Hignell overseeing the shambles) as an update from class action litigation arranger Peter Petyt sent this morning, makes clear. However we need more folks who were conned to join the party URGENTLY and for two reasons:
I see a note about how this research is only meant for funds with $100 million under management but as it is house broker, so clearly not impartial, Cantor's job is to promote the stock so I am sure it will not mind me giving it a wider airing. As it happens, analyst Asa Bridle is no fool so I am not ignoring what he says completely. We own the shares and think they should be trading at 13p+. But 26p? Over to the expert...
The administrators to (suspended) AIM-listed RedX Pharma (RED) have published their proposals for the rescue of the group. The good news is that something will indeed be salvaged, but details of what went wrong look to raise serious questions of the company and its Nomad – none other than Cantor Fitzgerald. You might remember that name with reference to the African Potash (AFPO) fraud where it is to be sued for its negligence.
By now the newly appointed Nomad to Telit Communications (TCM) that is to say FinnCap will be very much aware of the confusion about its CEO Oozi Cats whose real name is Uzi Katz and his Mrs, Ruth Veronique, and a couple of fellow Israelis with the same names and birthdays who took flight/skipped bail to avoid facing trial for real estate fraud in Boston in 1991. Natch this is all a big coincidence.
Credit where credit is due. Andalas Energy (ADL) the AIM dog created to fund the lifestyle of Dave "Rule Breaker" Whitby has announced that it has signed a legally binding deal to develop the Jambi-1 30+MW independent gas-fired wellhead power facility in Jambi Province, Indonesia and to procure gas from Pertamina, the global fortune 500 national oil company. Andalas will have a 49% stake in the project and state owned construction outfit PT PP Energy will have 51%. So far so good but hang on Henry!
Did you lose money on the wipeout at AIM Casino Paragon Diamonds (PRG) run by Philip Manduca? If so there is, perhaps, a chance to get it back from Nomad and broker Northland which made a killing on fees from Paragon and signed off on all of its statements, the veracity of which has been questioned.
This has massive implications for the AIM Casino. We saw last week that the London Stock Exchange was washing its hands of tackling Nomads who sign off on frauds and so allow investors to lose all their cash to shysters. Now the private sector moves in. I can reveal today that Cantor Fitzgerald will be sued by investors who lost money on the African Potash (AFPO) fraud because it was negligent in signing off on fraudulent releases. If this case wins the floodgates are open...
I have in my hand a little piece of paper which means peace in our time said Andalas (ADL) boss Dave "the rule breaker" Whitby as he announced yet another great deal for his company. But like all the other pieces of paper that he has waved in front of his labotomised army of groupies led by cardboard box dwelling sheep shagger Justin the Clown, it is just a worthless piece of paper - just like an Andalas share certificate. Hat tip to Brokerman Dan for that joke.
To be thrown off one market because your adviser tired of signing off on lies is understandable, if you are a fucktard in AIM Regulation who does not care about fraud. But, to paraphrase my fellow Anglo Irishman Mr Wilde, to be thrown off two markets for that reason looks like carelessness. And that brings us to the fraud African Potash (AFPO).
Of course Cantor Fitzgerald is so large that it could afford to compensate all of the 70 or more investors working with Peter Petyt and this website to try to recover losses from the African Potash (AFPO) fraud. But the publicity of a case would be hugely embarrassing so sordid would be the revelations. Anyhow just 10 days more sweating for Cantor...there is an update from Petyt.
ShareSoc it is starting to serve up some opinions of worth. Its latest comment on the RBS scandal is bang on the money and shows why the UK Financial system is flawed and will screw we little people every time.
The case for suing Nomad Cantor Fitzgerald over the African Potash (AFPO) fraud builds. It may be that CEO Lyin Chris Cleverley is also sued by shareholders who lost out although it is suspected that he has little in the way of assets so it may be worth sticking with Cantor. The man running the case Peter Petyt has just sent the following update with intriguing new information:
With some great investigative journalism of which this website would have been proud, Brokerman Dan flushed it out a few weeks ago. The former bank robber - correctly - stated that Andalas (ADL) was looking to raise £1 million at 0.06p and the AIM listed crock of shit suspended its shares. Today they are unsuspended after the company raised £600,000 at 0.1p. It says this is at a premium to the suspension price. But it is a spoof, Andalas is still bust. It is insolvent as of today!
As you know I have been keen to ensure that all those who cost investors millions of pounds in facilitating the fraud that was African Potash (AFPO) face justice. Thus I have been pushing to assist those who did lose to get some of their cash back with a legal case against the Nomad Cantor Fitzgerald. The man in charge of that is Peter Petyt who has just sent an update to those who have contacted him. If you lost money and want to get on board it is NOT to late. Peter writes...
As I flagged up over the weekend, in a desperate attempt to keep the fraud from becoming insolvent, African Potash (AFPO) has proposed a RTO of a company called Onshore Energy Limited, OEL. Lyin' Chris Cleverley Potash's boss is also a director and shareholder on OEL. But it gets worse. Much worse.
Before I call it a day I want to see the victims of the African Potash (AFPO) fraud get some of their money back, even if some of those victims were fairly beastly to me as I exposed the fraud. Friday's bombshell from Potash shows the game is up but the big frauds happened before this worthless enterprise was booted off AIM. To that end I have been working to help put together a legal action. That action is now almost underway and Peter Petyt, the man running things, wrote to more than 50 victims who have come forward at the weekend. If you lost money and want to try to get it back it is not too late to contact Peter. His letter & contact details follow.
At the end of the Cloudtag (CTAG) session at UK Investor Show a man called Peter Petyt was introduced. He has been working with Tom Winnifrith to see if a case can be brought by those who have lost money on the fraud African Potash (AFPO). And it is now looking more than okay.
Shares in Beowulf Mining (BEM) plunged by 39.6% to 8.75p in morning trade prompting a suspension of the shares at just after 10 with the admission of quite disastrous news.
A shockingly disappointing statement from Autins Group (AUTG) this morning, a share that has only been on AIM for five months. It smells all wrong to me and raises serious questions for a few parties, particularly the CEO, Jim Griffin, or should I say, ex-CEO, as he resigned with immediate effect this morning too.
If you want to sell shares in the fraud African Potash (AFPO) now on the NEX lobster pot, you will now get 0.03p. So the shares are now more than 99% down from the peak. So what news on trying to sue the board or the advisers at Cantor Fitzgerald to get your cash back?
The fraud African Potash (AFPO) has been formally booted off AIM today as no Nomad is prepared to act for it. It is a day of shame for lyin Chris Cleverley the CEO and his senior NED Lord Peter Hain of sleaze. The shares are now only listed in the joke lobster pot that is NEX Markets, it is almost impossible to sell in any size and even harder to raise cash as a company. So Potash will soon go bust. At the weekend I explained the very odd timeline of seven days in September that lead up to the last Nomad, Cantor Fitzgerald, quitting. Now look at lyin' Chris's words since.
For what it is worth there was an announcement yesterday from FTSE stating that African Potash (AFPO) shares will be delisted from the start of trading on 11 January (next Wednesday). Potash has not confirmed this but it looks like it is game over. It cannot refinance while listed on NEX (ISDX) so it will go bust soon. Legal redress can follow but we can now start to piece together a few fascinating dates from three months ago.
ShareProphets AIM-China Filthy Forty purveyor of biblical plagues Asian Citrus Holdings (ACHL) has updated on the long saga of its audit investigation into allegations which suggest fraud. It seems there is little progress, if any, to report as the company hurtles towards the six month mark in suspension from trading, and execution under AIM Rules 41.
It has already been demonstrated here by the publication of leaked documents that African Potash (AFPO) lied to investors via RNS in November 2015 and January (6) 2016 in order to get a placing away. Now another document has fallen into my possession which shows how Potash misled mug punters into piling into the shares on August 4 2015 as it announced "Landmark Trading Agreement with COMESA". Sadly for CEO Lyin' Chris Cleverley I have the original MOU which we can now compare and contrast with the RNS. Oh dear. Kerboom!
African Potash stated in its annual report that on the ISDX (now called NEX) lobster pot it might be more difficult to raise money than on the AIM casino. I should cocoa. The last trade was on December 29. Liquidity is just nil and the 0.05p offer prize only applies if you want to sell peanuts amounts. If you invested in this fraud just accept that your shares are now worthless as it cannot get awaqy the £600,000 placing it dsays that it needs to survive. So Potash is going to go bust soon. But your cash might not be lost. There is a small chance.
We have been contacted by a number of shareholders in African Potash (AFPO), which is now on ISDX and will soon be booted off AIM Formally and will go bust within weeks, who have lost money and want to sue someone over this fraud. We will back any such action with a generous donation but the question is who to sue and on what grounds? But, sorry to break the bad news to certain folks on Christmas day, but wheels are in motion...certain folks may wish to call a lawyer PDQ
The fraud African Potash (AFPO) now sees its shares trade on the ISDX lobster pot as it is still yet to find a replacement Nomad to act for it on the AIM Casino following the resignation of Cantor Fitzgerald. Not even Cairn Financial - which pro tem acts for the serial liars at Cloudtag (CTAG) - will act for lyin' Chris Cleverley. So on January 7 the relegation to ISDX will become permanent. The pledges of CEO Cleverley that he was optimistic of finding a new Nomad will be shown to be...er... lies. Quelle surprise. But it gets worse and will get even more worse on Christmas Eve.
ShareProphets AIM-China Filthy Forty purveyor of biblical plagues, rotten oranges and failed property deals Asian Citrus Holdings Ltd (ACHL) has updated the market on how the investigations into the allegations of fraud are going. After two and a bit months (at least) of reinforced audit procedures, it seems that little progress has been made and the company has no idea when it will ever get its FY16 accounts out. This one is looking a nailed-on certainty for being given the heave-ho from the Casino in due course, with just the mechanics to be sorted.
Surprise, surprise. After three months of looking for a Nomad to replace Cantor Fitzgerald who did not want to sign off on any more lies, the FRAUD African Potash (AFPO) has found no-one to take on the gig. It says that it is still in talks but who is so desperate for cash that they would want to act for such a slam dunk fraud? If no-one signs up for reputational hari kiri by January 7 Potash will be slung off the AIM Casino for good. Right now its shares are merely suspended. But what about the ISDX listing?
Yesterday I pointed out that the FRAUD African Potash (AFPO) had applied to join the ISDX lobster pot as of December 8, the day its shares will be suspended on the AIM Casino if no Nomad is prepared to act for it, Cantor Fitzgerald having tired of signing off on its lies. I also pointed out that lyin' Chris Cleverley had failed to tell his shareholders. Today Potash fessed up..but it gets worse.
African Potash (AFPO) saw its Nomad Cantor Fitzgerald quit on September 7 and it is still yet to find a replacement who will sign off on its bogus and untruthful press releases. If no-one steps up to the plate by December 7 its shares are suspended and a month later they will be booted off AIM. African says it is confident it will find a replacement Nomad but just in case... the shysters have been busy.
The FRAUD African Potash (AFPO) has today snuck out notice of a General Meeting in an RNS which does not actually tell you what the meeting is for. It merely states that "a General Meeting ('GM') will be held at 12.00 p.m. on 20 December 2016 at Richmond House, St Julian's Avenue, St Peter Port, Guernsey GY1 1GZ.". I am sorely tempted to buy one or two shares in this company to attend and try to block the motion in hand. But I need to ask folks a question first.
On Monday Cantor Fitzgerald announced that as of December 7 it would no longer act as Nomad for the AIM fraud African Potash. So Potash needs a new Nomad to sign off on its lies to enable it to commit securities fraud. But who will act for it? We polled you yesterday and while many of you thought that cometh the day there was only on go to Nomad for a fraud, more of you thought that no-one, not even Roland "Fatty" Cornish, was that desperate. But that potential tax issue may prompt an urgent need for cash and that may yet sway Fatty! The results of who you thought would act for the fraud Potash are:
African Potash (AFPO) needs to find a new Nomad by December 7th or its shares will be suspended. Cantor Fitzgerald is tired of putting its name to outright lies published to facilitate Securities Fraud and has quit. Potash says its talking to a replacement but which Nomad would act for this proven fraud? You decide in the poll below. Voting deadline midnight tonight ( 22nd November).
Oh dear, oh dear, the problem with frauds is that eventually they run out of other people's money. And when they can't pay the bills, even morally bankrupt crony capitalist AIM advisers, decide that enough is enough and quit. And thus Cantor Fitzgerald has today said it is resigning as Nomad to the fraud African Potash (AFPO) - which is still not suing me for libel despite promising to do so on September 1st if I did not cease calling it a fraud and pay it £2,000. GOTCHA Potash: you are still a fucking FRAUD now where's that libel letter you bastards? I want to see you fraudster bitchez in Court so badly. So what's going on here. One broker summed it up brilliantly today:
Back on 29 September ShareProphets AIM-China Filthy Forty purveyor of Biblical plagues and rotten oranges Asian Citrus (ACHL) announced that its shares were being suspended pending an audit investigation of allegations which appeared to amount to potential fraud. This morning we had an update: it does not look good.
Following the example set by Paul Warwick the chairman of worthless penny stock Andalas (ADL) in starting a blog, Sir Ben Dover of AIM listed Global Mining Endeavours has decided to follow suit and like Paul promises to be candid in his approach. Blog number seventeen....
On 1st September AIM listed fraud African Potash (AFPO)demanded that I pay it money, withdraw all my articles about it and promise never to write again. It stated that if I did not comply by 4 PM on 2nd September it would be forced to take legal action against me. I told the bitchez at fascist lawyers Memery Crystal that I was 2 nil up against its fraudulent clients so far (Globo and Pirate Pete Landau), that I could not wait for disclosure that would bring me a hat-trick and that I'd see the bitchez in Court. So where are we now, a month later? Er....
On Monday we asked you to supply suitable captions for the picture below featuring Lyin' Chris Cleverley the CEO, and expenses guzzling socialist hypocrite NED Lord Peter Hain of FRAUD African Potash (AFPO). After four weeks, Potash has still not sued me for libel as its fascist lawyers Memery Crystal promised so I guess it accepts that it is a fraud then. Of course it is. Everyone knows that aprt from hapless Nomad Cantor Fitzgerald and the Oxymorons at AIM Regulation. Your suggested captions reflected that matter as you can see HERE. But the winner is:
Strike two. The September reporting season has just taken its second victim of the 17 remaining members of the ShareProphets AIM-China Filthy Forty. Asian Citrus (ACHL) has announced that it can’t get its numbers out by tomorrow’s deadline for the HK Stock Exchange in the wake of allegations over conflicting bank statements and books which have triggered further audit work so as to get to the bottom of it. Thus the shares are to remain suspended over here (having had the plug pulled yesterday lunch time, “pending an announcement”). Oh dear Mr Marcus Stuttard, the Sham Sheriff of AIM, surely this could not be yet another China FRAUD on the Filthy Forty coming to light, could it? But I thought there was no problem of fraud on AIM….
Following the example set by Paul Warwick the chairman of worthless penny stock Andalas (ADL) in starting a blog, Sir Benjamin Dover of AIM listed Global Mining Endeavours has decided to follow suit and like Paul promises to be candid in his approach. Blog number sixteen....
Following the example set by Paul Warwick the chairman of worthless penny stock Andalas (ADL) in starting a blog, Sir Benjamin Dover of AIM listed Global Mining Endeavours has decided to follow suit and like Paul promises to be candid in his approach. Blog number fifteen....
Well that didn’t take long: at 9.53 up goes our piece (HERE) pointing to the possibility that ShareProphets AIM-China Filthy Forty play MoneySwap (SWAP) could find itself suspended out of the blue with no warning (apart from HERE) and lo and behold the shares are suspended 37 minutes later (see HERE) because the company can’t get its accounts to March out on time. In view of this and in honour of the disappearance of QE Mr Stewart Dickson (formerly Dick) from Nomad Cantor Fitzgerald in the wake of the African Potash (AFPO) scandal (see HERE) I have changed my name to Mystic Meg.
Oh dear, the man who signed off on those ramptastic, but untrue, statements of December 1 2015 and January 6 2016 ahead of the bailout placing on January 12 by African Potash (AFPO) appears to have had a career "incident". Stewart Dickson was head of the team looking after the Potash fraudsters round at Nomad Cantor Fitzgerald, the man ensuring that all RNS's it issued were true. Which, of course, they were not.
I sensed that those close to the fraud African Potash (AFPO) were getting skittish and now I can reveal that the first adviser has indeed handed in its notice. And I am not surprised as to who it is that has shown that it puts morality ahead of money.
So far all the rats remain on board the stinking ship of fools and fraudsters that is African Potash (AFPO). But one rat is going to jump at some stage as either the authorities prepare to swoop or the company finally runs out of other people's money. We asked who would be first to go and you said:
Things are moving fast at the fraud African Potash (AFPO). So far it has not - as threatened - instigated legal proceedings against me but in light of specific information now in my possession which is enough to see folks bunking up as Rob Terry's roomie we say bring it on. See you in Court Bitchez! We sense that some of the rats in camp Afpo are getting skittish so the question is which one abandons this sinking ship of fools and fraudsters first? You decide, please vote in our African Potash rat poll below - deadline midnight Sunday.
Following the example set by Paul Warwick the chairman of worthless penny stock Andalas (ADL) in starting a blog, Sir Benjamin Dover of AIM listed Global Mining Endeavours has decided to follow suit and like Paul promises to be Candid in his approach. Blog number twelve....
So having pointed out that AIM-listed and under-the-Sheriff’s-spotlight African Potash (AFPO) was in slam dunk breach of AIM Rule 26 by naming the wrong brokerage as its joint broker (actually the one named closed down at the start of this year), and incorrectly naming its Auditor, the company has got around to getting things up to date. And so we can now see that it has one joint broker in the form of its Nomad, Cantor Fitzgerald. So what happened to the other joint broker, Cornhill? Has it resigned? I think (and AIM Rules dictate) that we should be told.
I read with alarm the deluge of shocking revelations regarding AIM-listed African Potash (AFPO) from the Sheriff of AIM, Tom Winnifrith. The most recent – and possibly most surreal – development was the lawyers’ letter from the twice-bitten-but-still-not-shy Memery Crystal on behalf of its client, Potash. Tom Winnifrith has already suggested that the letter makes a number of stunning admissions, but in my view the implications of the African Potash affair for Nomad Cantor Fitzgerald Europe need to be addressed urgently.
Oh dear. It seems that we have a slam-dunk breach of AIM Rules in the form of extremely honest Chris Cleverly’s AIM-listed African Potash AIM and its dealings with its Nomad Cantor Fitzgerald. It is Cantor and its lead QE Stewart Dickson who are in the spotlight today as we have at least 1 clear rule breach under its watch to report. We will start with a minor transgression and work upwards. Perhaps while Marcus Stuttard’s oxymorons at AIM Regulation consider the serious content of Tom Winnifrith’s recent missive (HERE) they might turn their attention to the quality of Nomad oversight demonstrated in what follows.
Following the example set by Paul Warwick the chairman of worthless penny stock Andalas (ADL) in starting a blog, Sir Benjamin Dover of AIM listed Global Mining Endeavours has decided to follow suit and like Paul promises to be Candid in his approach. Blog number nine....
I have today published the lawyers letter sent by Memery Crystal - lawyers to Globo - but which also acts for the fraudsters African Potash (AFPO) demanding money from me, trying to gag me but also admitting that its client has committed securities fraud. The letter also implies that Nomad Cantor Fitzgerald approved releases (and lack of releases) which meant investors in a placing on 12 January 2016 were utterly deceived as to the trading position at Potash. And that is a clear cut case of fraud. But will Marcus Stuttard, the head of AIM Regulation do anything about it or is fraud now acceptable on AIM? I have written to the man who basks in the title "The Sheriff of AIM" as you can see below.
Aha, let's tell the morons that we are going to take legal action against Tom Winnifrith for pointing out that we are lying bastards who commit fraud. That will allow us to get a rescue placing away but we don't want to go for libel because disclosure would destroy us. Telling spivs you are going to sue the Sheriff of AIM allowed the fraudsters at Sefton to issue more confetti several times and African Potash (AFPO) is using the same playbook. But death for this worthless POS is merely postponed by a few months.
I still await a letter from lawyers to lyin' Chris Cleverley and the fraud that is AIM Casino listed African Potash (AFPO) but since the disclosure process will destroy both lyin' Chris and his company I cannot wait. Meanwhile AIM Regulation has sent a standard response acknowledging anot noting my demand that it investigates Potash and its Nomad Cantor Fitzgerald over the misleading and untruthful RNS statements of December 1 2015 and January 6 2016. I have replied to AIM Regulation putting it on notice...
I have already requested that the FCA and AIM Regulation investigate the deliberate way that investors were misled by African Potash PLC (AFPO) ahead of the January 12 2016 bailout placing with an RNS on December 1 2015 as you can see here. Now evidence is emerging of an even bigger deception in an RNS on January 6 2016 just six days before a bailout placing. I have thus written to both the FCA and AIM Regulation asking both to widen their investigation into both Potash and also Nomad Cantor Fitzgerald and its lead QE, Mr Stewart Dickson. This is a clear case of Securities fraud.
I have already shown quite conclusively that African Potash (AFPO) misled investors in a material way with an RNS of December 1 2015 as you can see HERE. That should be enough to see the authorities slam both Potash and Stewart Dickson et al at Nomad Cantor Fitzgerald. But it gets worse. I now accuse Potash of lying in an RNS on January 6 2016 just 6 days before the bailout placing. It is lie after lie after lie from this company.
Stewart Dickson of Nomad Cantor Fitzgerald is today exposed for his role in the scandal at African Potash (AFPO) as the company misled investors ahead of a bailout placing, as it committed fraud. You can read about Dickson's role HERE as we launch the "Fire Stewart Dickson to clean up AIM campaign."
My man in London has provided me with a new email sent by African Potash (AFPO) CEO lyin' Chris Cleverley. This now allows me to publish the contract signed with Beryl Holdings, so demonstrating to you all how misleading the announcement by Potash was and also the bung involved in this deal. More critically I can now demonstrate the individuals at City firms who were aware how misleading the RNS was and - given that Potash was on the pathway to a placing - how fraudulent that is. Those City figures I name and shame should now all be placed on immediate workplace suspension ahead of a formal enquiry.
Yesterday's expose here of AIM listed African Potash (AFPO) demonstrated quite explicitly and without doubt that the company was guilty of fraud - that is to say raising money, with the assistance of Nomad and broker Cantor Fitzgerald - having materially misled investors. I have today passed on the supporting documentation to three different regulators asking all three to open investigations into African Potash. My open letter explaining why follows.
On December 1 2015 AIM listed African Potash (AFPO) announced what appeared an incredible marketing deal for its fertiliser with a company called Beryl - of course nothing has come of the deal and what African neglected to mention was a £600,000 bung. A source in London has sent me the signed contract. One month and 12 days ahead of a bailout placing investors were grossly mislead as to the nature of the Beryl deal. Potash shares need to be suspended at once and AIM Regulation and the FCA have to get involved.
Shareholders in African Potash (AFPO) should be on the warpath. Not with myself and Lucian who they have, to date, berated for pointing out what a piece of Turkish this company is. But with its management for issuing statements which are just not true - as explained HERE. Following my earlier article I have now asked AIM Regulation to launch a formal enquiry into both Potash and also its Nomad, Cantor Fitzgerald, which signed off on its RNS statements having somehow verified them as true. The letter reads:
I do not use the world liar lightly but today's statement from African Potash (AFPO) shows that the company are lying bastards and anyone holding the shares is quite simply delusional. How has the Nomad signed off on blatant lies? Why has it not quit? Is it acceptable to tell outright lies on AIM these days?
We should all marvel at the care and attention of the regulatory system afforded to investors who dabble in shares listed on the world's most successful growth market. We really should. And that brings me to an RNS released yesterday at 11.59am by AIM-listed RedX Pharma (REDX) entitled Result of General Meeting. Except it wasn't a result of general meeting announcement at all.
Of the many odd fish that swim in the murky waters of AIM, they don’t come a lot odder than Victoria PLC (VCP).
Having announced on 30th July that “recent trading has been in line with market expectations” before updating on 18th August that “underlying operating profit for 2015 will be below market expectations” and that “Leonard Seelig, the group Chairman, is leading an operational review of the business”, APC Technology Group (APC) has since announced the departure of CEO Mark Robinson…
AIM Casino listed Edenville Energy (EDL) has missed target after target as its management has simply failed to deliver. And now as it issues yet more confetti it is talking utter cock in its latest RNS out today. This stock is clearly not investment grade and now let’s turn to the “talking cock” RNS. Having investigated this I see that Edenville has “form”
I mentioned this in BearCast and it is just a bit of fun. Shares in Naibu remain suspended as the CEO of that fraud Mr Houyan Lin languishes in a China gaol cell. So which will the be the next China AIM stock to be suspended for whatever reason - natch fraud is the most likely reason, Vote now, results tomorrow
New Old Range Resources (RRL) just gets better and better. With each announcement it releases, there is less and less hope for the company’s long suffering shareholders. It looks more and more like the old guard at Range never really went away. The only question that remains after today’s latest, appalling RNS is why this wretched company doesn’t just drop the pretence and officially welcome back Peter Landau into the fold?
I do not wish to make this about Tertiary Minerals (TYM) on its own as that will prompt Malcolm Stacey and Comrade Wildrides to issue a fatwa against me. But it rather illustrates a point about just how the AIM Casino works.
Both companies have engaged in aggressive accounting with regard to accruals. One has already been shown to have overstated profits, managers have been fired, the forensic accountants are in and the Serious Fraud Office is now said to be looking into the matter. The other is Quindell (QPP).