When I read Purplebricks (PURP) CEO Vic Darvey prattling on about a solid platform to achieve longer term targets my mind immediately switches to thoughts of Cheryl Cole. I feel that I too offer an increasingly solid platform (boom boom) and I have my targets too. Whatever … today Vic served up a ghastly profits warning and shares in Purplebricks (PURP) are in freefall. You cannot say that this site has not warned you all often enough. So what’s the story morning glory?
Remember Drive Software? This was, according to Julie” lingerie on expenses” Meyer, going to be Tesla meets Fitbit. More like British Leyland meets Enron. Accounts for the year to March 31 2021 are out and are a car crash.
The subject of an FCA Criminal enquiry into alleged misuse of client funds, owing millions in unpaid taxes to the HMRC and IRS and now facing jail for contempt of court over yet another unpaid legal bill, Julie “Lingerie on Expenses” Meyer MBE has given her thoughts on the great issue of our time: the need to get more folks like her on boards. With no comment from me she opines:
Thanks to Winnileaks I have a dynamite letter from the FCA to one of Julie Meyer’s 32 unpaid, and thus ex, lawyers confirming what is an ongoing criminal investigation. But first, how did she get her MBE? Answer: she had political friends including the late Paddy Pantsdown and Liam Fox MP. Someone high up nominated her. Then, as her UK flagship Ariadne Capital collapsed into administration, she fled to Malta where she also had political pals. That was until the criminal charges were filed and she ran out of other folks’ cash. Then it was Switzerland and Greece where again leading politicians have fallen for her charms. But do they know about the UK criminal investigation?
Lost money with Julie in Britain at Ariadne Capital? Lost money with her at Ariadne in Malta? Well how about you go for a hat-trick as Ms Lingerie on expenses MBE has a new Greek wheeze but do not tell Barclays, the IRS or the HMRC. Ooops I already have!
I am off to my late father’s at Shipston in a few minutes so no more from me today. I compare now and 2000 with looks at KR1 (KR1), the bonkers new associate of Richard Poulden, Neil Woodford’s WPCT, David Lenigas and his new pot play with Afriag (AFRI), nonsense elsewhere in that sector and then the odd Coro Energy (CORO) transaction which I feel obliged, as a good citizen, to ask the HMRC to have a butcher’s at.
An industry source says that Purplebricks (PURP) has lost but is appealing an employment tribunal from one of its former Local Property Experts (LPEs), the implication of which is a tax bill that could wipe out the majority of its, already rapidly dwindling, cash balance.
A 5:05pm “Proposed Cancellation of Dividend / COVID-19 Update” from value footwear retailer Shoe Zone (SHOE) – this with the shares down from approaching 190p in February but up from recent lows towards 60p, at 75p…
In a just world Dev Clever (DEV) boss Chris Jeffries would be in jail for selling shares while sitting on undisclosed adverse financial news. But while he still enjoys his liiberty he has announced the purchase of a crap company from some tax dodgers. Will he inform HMRC of the deal so ensuring the matter is dealt with? he is clearly an honourable man....
AIM-listed Tern plc (TERN) was one of my two tips of the year – as a sell – at 9.25p (mid). The shares are now just 7.25p - down by 22% so I’m off to a very good start. But I want to ask a question of Tern regarding its ongoing loans and payments to jewel-in-the-crown investee Device Authority.
How different it was eighteen months ago when Investec raised £62.5 million at 160p to IPO Theworks.co.uk (WRKS). Just think about how much coke and how many hookers you could snaffle from crony capitalist Investec’s fees on that deal! Hmmmmmm. You bring the hookers, I’ll bring the Charlie, the lads at Investec are ‘avin’ a party. Today, after just avoiding yet another profits warning, the CEO has been resigned with immediate effect and the shares are just 33.9p. Ouch.
Not surprisingly, our recent articles on AppBox Media have prompted a number of investors in the company to contact both me and also the company. From this I learn two things, neither of which change my view that this is all part of a massive boiler room scheme.
News last week that digital marketing company, Mporium Group (MPM), had gone into administration shouldn’t have come as a complete surprise as it has been on a steep downwards trajectory for a number of years, but things did come to an end far more suddenly than anyone could have predicted.
As the recently published ( just days before deadline) Strand Hanson accounts for the year ended 31 December 2018 show, life was tough in 2018 for AIM Casino Nomads and brokers. But it could get much worse as the annual report, below, makes clear...
At tonight’s crony capitalist black tie AIM awards dinner paid for by you, long suffering AIM investors, I suggest there should be a special award honouring the rapacious greed of the man who floats and represents the bulk of the shittiest companies on the AIM Casino, Mr Roland “Fatty” Cornish. The annual report for calendar 2018 for his company Beaumont Cornish, has just been posted on companies house having been submitted three days before the nine month deadline (like client, like advisor) and is shocking as you can see below.
I wrote on recruitment and training group Staffline (STAF) last month with the shares at around 400p; “Trading Update” dire… but worse to come? (what about the debt?!). They commenced today at 239p and are now further lower on the back of a “Notice of Results & Group Update”…
An intra-day (11:09am) “Response re: Winding up petition” announcement from Paragon Entertainment (PEL). Uh oh…
Goals Soccer Centres (GOAL) has updated including “trading since 26 March 2019 has continued to be strong in both the UK and US, over the comparable period in 2018”. However…
Ariadne Capital, the flagship vehicle of Julie Meyer may now be in administration but with the Insolvency Service and the FCA (as well as the IRS, HMRC and others) formally investigating Ms Lingerie on Expenses, whistleblowers should surely be cherished and protected? Er…
Oh dear, oh dear, Julie “lingerie on expenses” Meyer really has lost the plot now sending out a letter to business contacts in which she declares she is innocent of everything and then tears into her critics including me. Thanks to Winnileaks I have that letter.
I previously wrote on Goals Soccer Centres (GOAL) earlier this month; now a hat-trick of own goals; accounting error warning, results delay & banking covenant breach!, concluding ‘the company may have “a view to agreeing re-negotiated facilities” but what about the bank? – and, even if it does also, what will it demand in consideration? Unsurprisingly, the shares have slumped lower – to a current circa 40p in response. But with the current financial performance and balance sheet uncertainty, for me this is presently uninvestable’. Today a “Trading Update”… and AIM suspension from trading…
It is nothing to do with sticking lingerie on expenses while staff and creditors go unpaid, with the criminal charges in Malta, with the millions of pounds of other folks money she has blown, with the MSFA, FCA, SFO, HMRC, IRS and ActionFraud investigations, with the unsettled CCJs, the only reason anyone ever says anything bad about Julie Meyer is because they are men, she is a woman and thus a victim. Whatever...
The letter below from Barclays Bank to Julie "lingerie on expenses" Meyer is self explanatory. But it begs an enormous question of the woman who also put the cost of a sex toy and batteries on her expenses from the now defunct Ariadne Capital.
Can Julie "Lingerie on Expenses" Meyer MBE sink any lower? Pursued by the Maltese Police on criminal charges, under FCA and SFO investigation, owing vast sums to the IRS, HMRC and numerous other creditors can she sink lower ? er yes as we show below.
With any company where there has been fraudulent activity you have to consider whether there are more skeletons in the cupboard which could cause a further freefall in the share price when they emerge.
Whatever you say darling. But the register of CCJ's suggests something very different. Julie Meyer MBE is now on a hat-trick. Of course she also owes the HMRC, IRS, Barclays Bank and others vast amounts of cash but now it seems that another person, owed, £10,585 has been forced to seek a County Court Judgement against her as you can see below.
To give her credit, Ms Lingerie on Expenses is still fighting and has published a new post on the Ariadne website “the facts”. Even in the post fact era she is ‘avin’ a Turkish. It is, as you can see below, laughable.
I have today written to the HMRC as it appears that Julie “Lingerie on expenses” Meyer MBE may owe it around £200,000 in unpaid tax. I say “may”, I hope – given the parlous state of the UK’s finances – that it checks this out to see if it indeed this is money owing. It is all to do with her apartment in London.
Amit Ben Haim does not like to be at the helm when one of his enterprises goes belly up. He always quits and leaves a gent called Massimo Ventimiglia to pick up the pieces. And hence we come to Cloudtag (CTAG) subsidiary CT Technology Services.
As you may remember the lyin’, tax evading fraudster Julie “lingerie on expenses” Meyer MBE, currently avoiding the Police in Malta where she faces criminal charges, has tried to rebrand by dropping references to Ariadne ( her main ponzi empire) and promoting the name of Viva Capital LLP. Uh Oh – a new problemo has emerged. Oh dear Julie…it never rains…..
Facing a raft of criminal charges for not paying her employees, Julie “lingerie on expenses” Meyer MBE has now refused to attend five court hearings and indeed has fled the island for good to avoid the Police who are now charged by the Courts with locating her. I can reveal that it is about to get a lot worse for Vince Cable’s favourite lying fraudster as new criminal charges are brought.
When you are wanted by the rozzers in Malta on criminal charges,, being pursued by a range of banks and others over unpaid debts, being investigated by the FCA, MFSA, SFO, Action Fraud, IRS, HMRC and others, does theft of property from an administrator really matter? Well, clearly not for Julie “lingerie on expenses” Meyer MBE.
I note that Julie Meyer is still keen to tout herself as a guest speaker as you can see below. But she now appears keen to distance herself from the Ariadne name, something she has been pushing for a decade and a half. Does she think Ariadne has toxic associations? She now links herself to her private company Viva Capital - the one that has not filed accounts for 2016, 17 and 18 and whose last accounts were clearly bogus but showed cash of nil. Whatever...
Wanted by the police in Malta on criminal charges, under investigation by the HMRC, FCA, MSFA, SFO, IRS and the UK Police you would have thought Julie "lingerie on expenses" Meyer MBE would stop telling blatant lies in order to somehow part folks from their wealth. But now, another piece of GDPR non compliant spam arrives twice in my inbox this weekend and, as you can see below it is utterly lie packed.
In his time as General Counsel to the Ariadne Group run by Julie “Lingerie on Expenses” Meyer , Mr Peter Bradley had occasion to send me three lawyers letters on behalf of his boss who is now being investigated by the FCA, the MFSA, the SFO, Action Fraud, the IRS, HMRC and is wanted on criminal charges by the Maltese Police. I had thought that Bradley had parted company with the charlatan, liar and fraudster Meyer in April but the Ariadne website, as you can see below, suggests otherwise.
The Maltese FSA suspended the regulatory permissions of Julie “lingerie on expenses” Meyer's Maltese operations almost a month ago but the FCA – for some reason – authorised the old charlatan to continue conducting financial services operations via EU passporting. That was until very late last week. Now the FCA has acted and Meyer’s operations ( as you can see below) can no longer operate in this country either. So just how is she being allowed to continue to try and raise money for her fraudulent fund? This is not the end of the story.
I am only asking because a new document has arrived at Winnileaks showing the bank balances of Ariadne Capital Partners in the Cayman Islands. Who owns this? Julie "lingerie on expenses" Meyer - as with some Ariadne companies or Julie + mug punters as with others? Has cash or assets been transferred offshore since early 2017 since the rest of Meyer's empire started to implode? I am only asking but am sure that those to whom Meyer owes money and has pleaded poverty such as the IRS, HMRC, three banks and numerous creditors would like to know.
As we know Julie "lingerie on expenses" Meyer reckons she is "freaking cleverer than God" and proves this almost daily by sending out wholly non GDPR spam which is so complex that folks like me just don't understand a word of it. Taking time off from evading the Maltese Police, who seek her on criminal charges, and the IRS and HMRC to whom she owes money and has lied to, as well as numerous banks and other creditors, Meyer has sent another missive. Can anyone explain any of the gibberish below:
Oh dear, oh dear. She owes money to the IRS, HMRC and two banks, she has made a personal guarantee to a third bank for £173,000 and the rent on her apartment has not been paid for months, could the financial woes of Julie "lingerie on expenses" Meyer get any worse? Er...yes. Here are details below from the public register of County Court Judgements, CCJs, for unpaid bills. Who I wonder will be the first creditor to send in balliffs or to seek a bankruptcy order against the devout Christian.
As each day goes by we discover yet another institution to whom Julie Meyer MBE owes money. Already we have identified the IRS,HMRC and two banks. Thanks to Winnileaks here, below, is a third, HSBC. One wonder if any of her creditors know about all the others and if that is going to make one especially jumpy and demand immediate repayment rather than accepting a payment plan? that could be awkward. Meanwhile are her various creditors happy that she has retained uber expensive lawyer Julian Pike of Farrer & Co to act for her in a personal as well as a corporate capacity?
Julie Meyer MBE has always conveyed the impression of being stinking rich. Those expensive dresses ( charged to expenses), the uber expensive haircuts and lingerie (both charged to expenses) and her luxury London flat (where her employer also paid the rent) it was all part of a carefully manicured image. But as the IRS and HMRC pursue her for vast amounts of unpaid tax she is pleading poverty. Don't laugh - might Julie be telling the truth. Okay we don't know where the cash from her undeclared ( to the IRS) Swiss gig goes but she has told the IRS that she has only £500 in her bank account. There are however more accounts as Winnileaks helps me reveal below...
Oh dear, oh dear, another day and another set of documents arrives at Winnileaks. Yesterday we showed how devout Christian Julie "more lingerie on expenses" Meyer MBE was in deep merde with the US taxman, the IRS and had also committed a criminal offence in lying to the IRS by not declaring a source of income. Today we expose Ms Meyer's equally worrying problems with the British taxman. She may have a letter from the Queen and an MBE but she has been depriving Her Majesty's Revenue and Customs of money that is rightfully its. Naughty, naughty.
Oh dear. Two grovelling letters from tax evading Julie Meyer have come to me via Winnileaks. It seems that her US assets ( 2 flats) are now under lien to the taxman (the IRS) as Julie forgot to pay any Capital Gains Tax on the sale of First Tuesday in 2000. She is now begging for a payment plan.
Another day, and another set of expenses claimed by Julie Meyer MBE as being "on company business" from Ariadne Capital Limited, now in administration. Staff who were paid late or not at all, investors who have lost everything and the HMRC who will surely see these as more benefits in kind on which Julie should have paid tax, will be horrified. Natch this document has gone to the HMRC. This is October 2014 and is a retail special. Although the Co-op entry, 11 October, is a total hoot.
On Christmas Eve 2014 while many of us prepared for Midnight Mass and to celebrate the birth of the good Lord Jesus, devout Christian Julie Meyer MBE had other things to do - her second visit in four days to the Ann Summers sex shop. There is nothing wrong in this except that Julie then put the bill (£48) on her Ariadne Capital expenses insisting that the purchase was "on company business". Cripes I guess Ariadne did more than I had imagined. The Winnileaks service means I have three months of Julie's expenses which I publish below and which will shock all stakeholders and all readers at ever level.
There was I hoping for one of those hand waving videos filmed inside the rented flat where Julie Meyer lives with her sex toys and books praising Jesus and Tony Blair. Perhaps Julie would care to explain why she did not shoot a video this week to put all those nasty rumours to bed. Over to you sister... But as you can see below she has spammed her wholly non GDPR compliant mailing list with a letter which is quite simply bonkers and also defamatory.
Some days ago the Winnileaks service demonstrated how the cash crisis at Julie Meyer's Entrepreneur Country had forced it to attempt to sell on an R&D tax credit claim - effectively borrowing at an 163% annualised rate - just to pay its bills, HERE. It gets more interesting with a new bombshell disclosure which, I gather, was passed to the HMRC, FCA, ActionFraud and the Metropolitan Police two weeks ago with a request to investigate.
Oh dear, oh dear, a bad week for devout Christian Julie Meyer is about to get worse. It is not that the communion wine was off today but the Winnileaks service has just come up trumps again. Having suffered regulatory suspension in Malta (see HERE) and facing criminal charges in the same country (see HERE) as well as an HMRC probe in the UK (see HERE) and a lawsuit from Henry Gewanter (see HERE) with more lawsuits from those to whom she owes cash to follow, now we have a devestating email sent by her Entrepreneur Country operation less than seven weeks ago which has arrived with Winnileaks. Ouch.
Oh dear. Oh dear. Losing her Maltese regulatory license yesterday was bad enough for Julie Meyer MBE. Having the HMRC open an investigation on Thursday was also bad. And having Maltese magistrates blast her on Wednesday about her fleeing criminal charges was really bad. Now it gets worse as an email from the devout Christian has emerged (see below) which begs the question as to whether Julie Meyer attempted to defraud investors in 2017. Did she commit fraud? Judge for yourself...
I am not claiming that more than £600,000 paid to Julie Meyer's sans revenue Entrepreneur Country Global by the HMRC was paid in error but I have today explained to the taxman why it should investigate the possibility and provided it with the numbers. And it has now said that it will look into the matter. Oh dear.. first Malta demands she returns to face criminal charges and now this.. a bad day for the devout Christian but at least if the worst happens and the cash has to be returned, Ms Meyer can take comfort from the words of Acts 20:30 (King James Version Natch)
The dossier is now submitted. More on that later if Joshua has a nap. Pro tem I look at Pantheon Resources (PANR), Mirriad Advertising (MIRI), Ascent (AST), Vela (VELA) and why capitalism sometimes stinks - and at Greggs (GRG)
After recent events if Conviviality (CVR) boss Diana Hunter told me that 2 + 2 =4 I would ask her to provide credible third party verification before accepting her at her word. So today, with the shares suspended pending clarification following the "discovery" that £30 million of tax was due by month end, MS Hunter has updated poor investors and it seems everyone loves the company. What bollocks. Here are Ms Hunter's words with a ShareProphets translation service in bold.
I have been sent the first report on Ariadne Capital Limited prepared by the Administrator Leonard Curtis and sent to creditors yesterday. They will be whistling and will not get a cent back. There is no cash, no sales pipeline and only one debt of £36,000 which the Administrator hopes to collect. A company that claimed net assets of £3,858,688 as at 31 December 2016 is set to report a deficiency of £6,762,604 according to Leonard Curtis. Actually it will be worse.
Following a July profit warning hitting the shares from above 60p and an August HMRC assessment from above 50p, there has now been an “HMRC update” announcement from waste management company Augean (AUG)…
Nilesh Jagatia the former FD at now delisted AIM bad boy Teathers Financial (TEA) is now enmeshed in controvery not only over Teather's serial ability to file accounts on time but over how shareholder's cash was used not only on entertainment involving semi clad young ladies but also for apparently personal spending by Nilesh. One hopes that by now the Old Bill and HMRC have been asked to have a butcher's. Amazingly Mr Jagatia remains as FD at two other AIM Companies both, as it happens, run by John Gunn: Inspirit (INSP) and Octagonal (OCT). I have now written to John Gunn.
I wrote earlier today that Flip Flop Ben Turney who now finds himself running failed ex AIM investment vehicle Teathers really MUST go to the Old Bill demanding a full investigation into the ATM withdrawals by ex FD Nilesh Jagatia. A reader points out that Flip Flop has another civic duty to perform on this matter, he must go to the taxman. Ever keen to help...
If you have to do a tax return today is the last day to submit if you want to avoid a £100 fine. Last year I goofed. This year the admirable Mrs Evil Knievil of the fine firm of Cawkwells has worked wonders and the form has just gone in. I owe HMRC £2 which I am delighted to say has already been paid by Mrs C so we are all square! The Mrs went one better.
Well this is all terribly exciting! I've just had an email through to say that I've got a tax refund of £475.34 which couldn't be paid due to an invalid account record. Fantastic - let's see, what should I spend the money on?
As I have highlighted in other reports, the AIM market is shrinking in terms of the number of AIM listed companies and number of new IPOs. Unsurprisingly this is having a dramatic impact on the profitability of some of the City players. For instance Strand Hanson which acts as NOMAD to 36 AIM companies commented in its Strategic Report for the year ended 31 December 2015, submitted on 13 September 2016, as follows:
Alistair Osborne lashed out at Nomad Roland "Fatty" Cornish in the Times on Saturday listing his long list of AIM failures. A central point made is that Fatty banks huge fees for doing an IPO only to quit before the shit hits the fan or before the fat lady sings. In other words he earns megabucks and then scuttles off to hide in his favourite restaurant whilst others suffer the financial damage. Osborne starts his article on New World Oil & Gas (NEW).
For once I am ahead of the game with my tax return. Thanks to the fine firm of Cawkwells - that is to say the long suffering Mrs Evil Knievil, my forms are agreed and being submitted today. But the deadline is looming...
Just before Christmas I thought Santa Claus had arrived early. There was a bulletin published by HMRC with updates on the rules that determine how the investment allowances on supplementary corporation tax would be calculated.
My first meeting with my barrister as I seek to have the Aiden Earley injunction lifted is on Monday afternoon and will cost £1000 +VAT. My lawyers’ fees are already in excess of that. The hearing at the High Court on Wednesday will cost several thousand pounds and so I ask for your URGENT help in getting this injunction lifted so we can expose more stock market crime.
Did you know that Aiden Earley claims to be a devout Christian who prays for ninety minutes a day? Reading his emails one could be forgiven for doubting that but whatever. The injunction has arrived. I have been served. A nice man - pictured below - just knocked on my door and it is here.
Yesterday Worthington (WRN) shadow director Aiden Earley obtained an interim injunction against me and I expect it to be served today and that will, until March 11, stop me using any emails or documents attached to emails. It does not stop me using other sourced material and thus we now turn to how Aiden Earley’s sister appeared to be earning so much from this fraud.
Al Capone was never prosecuted for his real crimes, it was the tax man who got him. I shall be making dam sure that for his lies and fraud Rob Terry of Quindell (QPP) does not get off so lightly. However I am equally concerned that all directors of the AIM Companies who have done deals with Equity First Holdings LLC do not try to avoid Capital gains Tax on the shares they have sold. A formal note on all of them will go to HMRC in due course but pleasure before business, let’s start with Robert Simon Terry of Quindell. This article will be sent to HMRC.