FRANCOIS INVESTIGATION: REGULATORS APPEAL FOR VICTIMS TO CONTACT THEM

first_imgTHE BRITISH investigators who brought crooked criminal Francois de Dietrich to justice are appealing for conned victims to come forward.The Financial Services Authority in the UK has issued a public statement requesting investors to come forward. Donegaldaily understands that this is now the only way people who did give him cash will get their money back.In the statement, the FSA said: “We would like investors who had dealings with Francois de Dietrich or ETIC Solutions Ltd to contact us to provide details of their transactions.“This comes after we obtained a court order freezing their assets and requiring de Dietrich to provide certain information, which he has failed to comply with.“We obtained an order from the High Court in Northern Ireland against de Dietrich and ETIC Solutions Ltd (ETIC) on 27 October 2010, restraining any potential unauthorised activity and freezing ETIC’s and de Dietrich’s assets up to the value of £20.2m. “On 28 January 2011, de Dietrich was sentenced to 18 months imprisonment for contempt of court after he failed to disclose the whereabouts of his overseas assets as required by the terms of the High Court order, or respond to our requests for further information.”The statement went on: “Both de Dietrich and ETIC are believed to have been behind an unauthorised investment scheme.“The court order was taken out to preserve the funds and other assets held by de Dietrich and/or ETIC until the court decides whether he has broken the law. The court will also decide how much money, if any, should be returned to investors and other creditors.“Meanwhile, we are continuing our investigation into the activities of de Dietrich and ETIC.”The FSA also provided some answers to investors on whether or not they will get their money backOn this issue, the organisation said: “With the court orders in place, de Dietrich and ETIC may not accept money from, or pay money to, any person as part of the ETIC business. This includes a restriction on paying out funds to investors. “If you paid money to de Dietrich and/or ETIC and they did not have our authorisation to offer financial services, you will not be able to take a complaint to the Financial Ombudsman Service or have access to the Financial Services Compensation Scheme.”The statement went on: “We need to identify all investors, so if you have not had contact with us about this matter you should call our Contact Centre on 00 44 845 606 1234 or email [email protected] It will help us with this case if you provide your full name, a phone number, postal and email addresses.“Be aware that we are subject to strict statutory obligations of confidentiality, which mean we can only provide certain information to third parties. However, we will provide further updates on this case as soon as possible.”De Dietrich ran a dodgy get-rich-quick scheme – taking millions of euro from 200 investors in Donegal. The scheme was a fraud, designed to con people out of their cash.The Ballybofey businessman has fled Ireland and is now on-the-run from cops throughout Europe.He is believed to be in hiding in Estonia.FRANCOIS INVESTIGATION: REGULATORS APPEAL FOR VICTIMS TO CONTACT THEM was last modified: March 2nd, 2011 by gregShare this:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Reddit (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pocket (Opens in new window)Click to share on Telegram (Opens in new window)Click to share on WhatsApp (Opens in new window)Click to share on Skype (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window)last_img read more

Simi Valley & Moorpark By The Numbers

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SIMI VALLEY & MOORPARK ALMANAC POPULATION Simi Valley: 111,351 Moorpark: 31,415 ETHNIC BREAKDOWN Simi Valley: White/non-Hispanic: 72.7% African-American: 1.3% Asian/Pacific Islander: 6.5% American Indian: 0.7% Hispanic: 7.8% Other: 6.5% WEATHER Average annual rainfall: 13.6 inches Average high temperature: Upper 70s Average low temperature: Lower 50s LOCAL GOVERNMENT Simi Valley: a general law city with a council/manager form of government City Hall: Simi Valley, 2929 Tapo Canyon Road, (805) 583-6700; Moorpark, 799 Moorpark Ave., (805) 517-6200 City’s Web sites Simi Valley: www.ci.simi-valley.ca.us Moorpark: www.ci.moorpark.ca.us Local officials, Simi Valley: Mayor Paul Miller, Mayor Pro Tem Glen Becerra; Council members Barbra Williamson, Michelle Foster, Steven T. Sojka. Call (805) 583-6703 Local officials, Moorpark: Mayor Patrick Hunter, Mayor Pro Tem Roseann Mikos; Council members Clint D. Harper, Keith F. Milhouse, Janice Parvin. Call (805) 517-6222 Ventura County Board of Supervisors: Steve Bennett, (805) 654-2703; John Flynn, (805) 487-6331; Kathy Long, (805) 654-2276; Judy Mikels, (805) 582-8010; Linda Parks, (805) 373-2564 COURTHOUSES East County Division, Superior Court, 3855-F Alamo St., Simi Valley, (805) 654-2963. Ventura County Hall of Justice, 800 S. Victoria Ave., Ventura, (805) 654-2963 TRANSIT General information: Ventura County Transportation Commission, (800) 438-1112 Bus service: Simi Valley Transit, (805) 583-6456 Moorpark City Transit, (805) 517-6257 Moorpark Beach bus, (805) 517-6257 Greyhound, (800) 231-2222 Senior/disabled services: Simi Valley Dial-A-Ride, (805) 583-6464 Moorpark City Dial-A-Ride for ADA service, (805) 517-6257. For reservations, (805) 375-5467 Rail service: Metrolink, (800) 371-LINK; Amtrak, (800) 872-7245 UTILITIES Water Simi Valley: Southern California Water Co., (800) 999-4033; Ventura County Waterworks District No. 8, (805) 583-6736 Moorpark: Ventura County Waterworks District No. 1, (805) 584-4829 Power Simi Valley, Moorpark: Southern California Edison, (800) 655-4555, (800) 684-8123; repairs and outages, (800) 611-1911 Gas Simi Valley, Moorpark: Southern California Gas, (800) 427-2200 Telephone Simi Valley, Moorpark: SBC Global, (800) 310-2355 Cable TV Simi Valley, Moorpark: Adelphia Communications, (888) 683-1000 TRASH/RECYCLING: Simi Valley: G.I. Rubbish, (805) 522-9400; Anderson Rubbish, (805) 526-1919. Moorpark: G.I. Rubbish, (805) 522-9400; Moorpark Disposal/(Anderson Rubbish), (805) 526-1919 LAW ENFORCEMENT: Simi Valley Police Department, 3901 Alamo St., (805) 583-6950 Moorpark police station of the Ventura County Sheriff’s Department, 610 Spring Road, (805) 532-2700 Emergency: 911 Fire: Simi Valley and Moorpark: Ventura County Fire Department operates Stations 40-46 in the area, including the Mountain Meadows Station, Church Street Station, Moorpark Station, Susana Knolls Station, Wood Ranch Station, Pacific Street Station and Tapo Street Station Ambulance: American Medical Response provides ambulance services throughout Ventura County. Call (818) 808-2100 LICENSES Animal licenses Simi Valley: Dog licenses are required within 30 days of moving into the area. Moorpark: Dog licenses are required within 30 days of moving into the area. In Moorpark, cat licenses are also required Licenses available at county shelter and City Hall, and some private veterinarians and retail pet shops. Ventura County shelter, 600 Aviation Drive, Camarillo. Call (888) 223-7387 Business licenses Simi Valley: City Hall, Customer Services, (805) 583-6736 Moorpark: City Hall business registration, (805) 517-6233 DRIVER’S LICENSES: Department of Motor Vehicles, 3855-D Alamo St., Simi Valley, (800) 777-0133; Department of Motor Vehicles, 1810 E. Avenida de Los Arboles, Thousand Oaks, (800) 777-0133 OTHER SERVICES & INFORMATION: Libraries Simi Valley Library, 2969 Tapo Canyon Road, (805) 584-4834 Moorpark Library, 699 Moorpark Ave., (805) 529-0440 Historical societies Simi Valley Simi Valley Historical Society and Museum, P.0. Box 940461, Simi Valley, CA 93094. Strathearn Historical Park and Museum, 137 Strathearn Place, Simi Valley, CA 93065; (805) 526-6453 Santa Susana Railroad Historical Society, 6503 Katherine Road, Simi Valley, CA 93063, (805) 581-3462, santasusanadepot.org Moorpark Moorpark Historical Society, P.O. Box 662 Moorpark, CA 93020; (805) 529-1373. Hospitals Simi Valley Hospital and Health Care Services, 2975 N. Sycamore Drive, Simi Valley, (805) 955-6000 Los Robles Regional Medical Center, 215 W. Janss Road, Thousand Oaks, (805) 497-2727 Postal service Simi Valley: Main office, 2551 Galena Ave., (805) 526-9819; Mount McCoy, 225 Simi Village Drive, (805) 584-0278 Moorpark: Main office, 215 W. Los Angeles Ave., (805) 529-3596 For additional postal services, call (800) 275-8777 Voter registration Simi Valley, Moorpark city halls Ventura County Clerk/Recorder, (805) 654-2295 Social Security offices Simi Valley: Social Security office representatives at City Hall from 9 a.m. to noon, the first and third Thursdays. Call (805) 583-6700 Birth, death and marriage records In person or write to Ventura County Recorder’s Office, Philip J. Schmit, County Recorder, 800 S. Victoria Ave., Location 1260, Ventura, CA 93009, or call (805) 654-2295 Major shopping malls Simi Valley: Simi Valley Towne Center, Civic Center Plaza, Sycamore Plaza, Simi at the Plaza Moorpark: Mission Bell Plaza, Moorpark Town Center, Gateway Plaza, Moorpark Plaza, Mountain Meadows, Varsity Park Plaza, High Street, L.A. Spring, Moorpark Marketplace ANIMAL SHELTERS: Simi Valley and Moorpark: For lost animals, 670 W. Los Angeles Ave., Simi Valley. Call (805) 388-4341. For adoptions, other services, Ventura County animal shelter, 600 Aviation Drive, Camarillo. Call (888) 223-7387. TV stations (local) Simi Valley: City Council meetings broadcast live on Channel 10 Moorpark: City government, Channel 10last_img read more

FAMILY OF TRAGIC CHURCHILL FARMER LOSE RIGHTS TO FARM

first_imgBreaking News: The son and daughters of a man who died in suspicious circumstances have lost their claim to keep his farm.The late Seamus Doherty.Seamus Doherty, 67, who was well-known across the county for dealing in animals, was found dead at Drumacanoo, Churchill on June 17th, 2012. His death is still the subject of a Garda investigation and a financial reward has been made for information on his death.He died at his home having suffered head wounds.Mr Doherty’s son and daughters claim he solely farmed his mother’s land, an 11.6 acre farm at Prucklish, Churchill, since she died in 1998.No will was ever made and the late Mr Doherty’s seven brothers and sisters claim the farm, valued at one stage at €171,380, should be divided equally in eight different ways.However Seamus Doherty’s family claimed he farmed the lands exclusively since the death of his mother Annie.The Doherty family first decided to take an action seeking to have the lands divided after a son of Seamus Doherty began to cut down trees on the farm.Since then a bitter dispute has erupted between both sides including the late Mr Doherty’s children and their aunts and uncles Veronica, Bernadette, Philomena, Francis, Billy, Vincent and Eamon.The brothers claimed that they maintained the land including cutting hedges and clearing drains.The case was heard at a civil siting of Letterkenny Circuit Court.Mr Doherty’s siblings claim they gave him a farm of land nearby which was 28 acres in size as part of a gentleman’s agreement that the farm at Prucklish would be divided in eight different portions.However they now claim that his siblings are trying to claim the family farm for themselves.Vincent Doherty, 53, a brother of Seamus, claims he lived with his mother until she died.He claims that although he never worked the lands extensively, he kept two goats and two ponies.Billy Doherty, 57, another brother, said his mother would be disappointed if she saw what was happening in the court pitting family against family and neighbour against neighbourJudge John O’Hagan said it would be lucky after costs if there was any money left to be divided.The late Mr Doherty’s son, Brian Edward Doherty, said he had farmed the land all his life with dad.He claimed that his late uncle Patrick Doherty had told him that he was going to leave the land to his father Seamus and would, in turn, be passed on to him.Catriona Doherty, 26, a daughter of Seamus Doherty, said she remembers as a child going to marts and working on the land with her father.She said none of the other brothers or sisters ever worked the landShe also denied that her uncle Vincent ever kept goats or ponies at the house.Ms Doherty, a barrister, said there is no question that her father worked the land.“My father had problems and he took a drink but that doesn’t mean he didn’t farm.“He went farming every day. He would have put us on the bus for school as my mother worked from early morning and he would have went to the land,” she said.Barrister for the plantiffs, Peter Nolan, said nothing was made by Seamus Doherty or his family when a letter about the land was sent to him in 2006.This letter was asking all the siblings to allow Eamon Doherty to be the administrator of the late Patrick Doherty’s estate.However, Mr Nolan said Mr Doherty or his family never said they were claiming ownership of the land but merely objected to Eamon Doherty being administrator.A number of neighbours gave evidence on behalf of the late Seamus Doherty’s family saying they never saw anyone else working the lands at Prucklish apart from the late Mr Doherty.They also told Judge O’Hagan that they always thought the late Mr Seamus Doherty owned the land.Barrister for the late Mr Doherty’s family, Desmond Murphy, said it was a pity that Seamus Doherty died in tragic circumstances and could not give evidence.“The evidence says he was in possession of the land. The Dohertys were not there by their own admission and so that gives him exclusive access,” he said.Judge John O’Hagan described the case as a very tragic one and said whatever decision was made would affect grandchildren for generations to come.However, he said he was satisfied that the appropriate length of time had not passed to allow adverse possession by Seamus Doherty and his family.He said he appreciated that Brian Edward Doherty was still working the land and had animals on it and gave him three months to vacate the lands.He also ordered that both sides in the case pay %50 of the costs.FAMILY OF TRAGIC CHURCHILL FARMER LOSE RIGHTS TO FARM was last modified: July 31st, 2013 by StephenShare this:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Reddit (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pocket (Opens in new window)Click to share on Telegram (Opens in new window)Click to share on WhatsApp (Opens in new window)Click to share on Skype (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window) Tags:ChurchillfarmhorsesSeamus DohertyThe Rocklast_img read more