Wednesday, May 11, 2016

“The Wallaby of Wall Street”

Road Town, Tortola
The Road Town, Tortola, office of Mossack Fonseca, the Panama Papers law firm, served as the registered address for Globe Trade Services, a company set up via instructions from Hong Kong. All shares in Globe were owned by its sole "director," a company with a P.O. address in Belize.

The man behind the curtain? The Australian Wolf of Wall Street.

Jeffrey Revell-Reade specialized in "boiler rooms" selling worthless stocks. He worked his "industrial-strength fraud" via Madrid, routing funds conned from hapless British investors (something like $100 million in total) through Globe.

As investing goes global, so do the hazards. Happily, investors may get some of their money back as Revell-Reade is divested of his yacht, Wimbledon mansion and other assets.

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