“Dirty” Judge Removed in Madrid, Case Finally Moving Forward, Greater Chance for UK Investors To Recover Money

punta perlaFinally some good news to the defrauded investors in Punta Perla!!! After the “dirty” judge in Madrid was removed, then new judge called and heard both Ricardo Miranda and OVP in the court last month. He will call more people and seems to take the fraud case against Miranda, who never build as much as a sand castle in his whole life, very serious!

At the same time Dominican Watchdog has been contacted by defrauded investors who have won civil suits against Miranda and OVP. They have asked me to publish possible help for UK and Northern Ireland investors to recover parts of their lost investments through The Government Controlled Financial Services Compensation Scheme in UK

Possible Option for some to try to retrieve some of their deposits:

There may be another route that many of you based in UK and Ireland who bought in Punta Perla may be interested in , especially if you borrowed against your home i.e. remortgaged or used pension funds, etc to fund your deposits in the UK or Ireland.

Recently a guy from N.Ireland who bought in Punta perla and couldn’t afford to join any of the ongoing legal cases, as he couldn’t afford to shell out any more money, contacted Ollie and a few others with news of another option which over 40 investors in our group are pursuing at the minute in parallel with our case in Madrid.
He had a UK based Mortgage claims firm look into his case and it turned out that this firm had already represented a lady in a case against her introducers. This lady won a test case against the indemnity insurance of her introducers and because of this victory a precedent has been set for any future claims. Ie any of us who wants to make a claim

Here is part of the email sent from the firm explaining the case to us –

– Simon Green formerly of CAG Europe and now heading our legal action partner, Fountain Templar, has referred us to you and fellow investment victims.
We are now working with Simon to help victims of Ocean View Properties achieve some redress for their Spanish property investment losses.
We can do this now because of a major decision in the High Court where a final appeal was heard and the decision made in favour of the claimant. It involved a couple who were advised to obtain equity release from their home to invest in off plan Spanish property which went into liquidation leaving them with the debt and no way of repaying it. The 3 High Court appeal judges said that it was the improper advice and not its use which transgressed the law. That made in this case, the broker, his brokerage, their professional indemnity insurer and finally, as these parties no longer existed, the Financial Services Compensation Scheme liable to make good some or all of the losses. Unfortunately, the FSCS has a limit to pay compensation of £48,000.
We are now using this precedence to make claims in the UK for offshore investment losses where the funds were obtained through UK brokers and lenders making such borrowing subject to UK financial services laws.
There will be no up-front charge or direct costs to you as we and our legal partners are taking all cases of this kind on a no win no fee basis. That means the least you will get is 70% (with our success fee being 25% plus 5% VAT) of what we achieve in full and final settlement. We do not expect to get all your money back because there are statutory limits however, depending on whether it is the broker, the lender, the FSCS or the FoS deciding against the lender, we should help get a considerable amount back for you.
Please advise if this is of interest and if so how we can contact you by phone and in writing, especially your current address so that we can write to you with claims documentation.
Simon, my colleagues and I are available to talk about this at any time convenient to you.
Thanks and all the best
Kind Regards

Ben Parslow

The Mortgage Claims Bureau
> Direct Line: 01903 868251
> Phone: 0800 068 8402
> Email: ben@theclaimsbureau.co.uk

Just last week they sent a group of 5 representatives over to Ireland to meet over 40 of our group, over a three day period, to let everyone know about this other possible way to try and retrieve some of our money. The 40 plus investors who met them were very impressed by their plans and the whole process seems pretty straight forward.

The main thing for everyone was there are no up front fees , it is a completely no win ,no fee claim. They will only make money from the fee they charge at the end ie 25% plus 5% vat. Seems a big fee on their behalf but if any of us thought we could get 70% of our money back soon without having to pay anything out initially , we’d take their arm and all.
The main guy was called Micheal Coyne who basically said that anyone who was introduced by a broker / brokerage etc and was encouraged to take extra finance to cover their deposit would simply have to send them the details of who introduced them and where they got their finance from either mortgage, pension fund etc. and from this info they would proceed with the claim. Unlike our ongoing cases the claims would be settled between 6 months to a year at most.

This option is also available to any Uk investors in Punta Perla or any other development and it doesn’t matter who the introducer was ie doesn’t have to be OVP.

It was explained to our group that this claim in no way effects our current cases in Madrid and DR.

Micheal Coyne is aware that there is a large group of UK based investors who are Punta Perla investors and has already taken on a number of cases . He basically said that his firm could arrange to meet groups anywhere in the UK if they wanted to hear their plans He emailed us some background info to share with others who might be interested – see below

From the meetings it seems that these guys were fairly confident of success for many people.

Hopefully this option might help some people retrieve something back .

The best thing for anyone who feels they might have a claim is to contact these guys yourselves and then you ll be in a better position to know whether you might have a case.

Good luck

Contact details for Micheal Coyne are – or Ben Pardslow above

Michael Coyne
The Mortgage Claims Bureau Ltd

Direct Line 0203 2901 2747
Mobile 0780 1343627
Email: Michael@TheClaimsBureau.co.uk

Background Information

Can people claim themselves?
The potential loss for some of the brokers and networks is huge, and none of them will be queuing up to give that money back. We already have 8 claims on file where people have tried to do it themselves and failed. Worse still, most of them have negated their own claims by what they have said or written.

So, yes people can do it themselves. But putting in a claim against the wrong company could be the difference between a £50,000 payout and a £150,000 payout.

Most of these (big) companies treat any complaint from the general public with disregard. As a claims management company they realise they have to respond to us. A law firm has even more sway.

The FSCS were ordered in the High Court to pay out on the landmark case and they are not best pleased. It’s essential that FSCS applications have to be accurate and legally correct.

However, some people will want to claim themselves regardless of what anyone tells them.

Eligibility
The key legislation from the recent case was that the woman, whose case started it all – Charmaine Emptage- started with a small repayment mortgage that was switched to a large interest only mortgage for the express reason of investing in an off-plan Spanish Property. The closer we can get to that scenario the better.

Timings
Once we have all the paperwork in we request documents from the lender regarding the sale of the mortgage. The lender has a statutory 40 days to respond. But we can’t go back again unless they fail to deliver the specific documents we have asked for.

It takes about a week to 10 days to compile the claim – longer if we consult a barrister for the more complicated cases.

The company has to send us a final decision on the claim within 8 weeks.

If we have to go to FoS this can take a further 6 months.
The FSCS ‘seek’ to complete their investigations within 6 months. This is the way it used to be with PPI claims, but now they are down to 2 months.

Numbers:
The Financial Services Compensation Scheme was set up as a safety net for individuals claiming against regulated companies in the financial world who have gone bust. They have a big pot of money (far bigger than we could use up) collected from the Government and the banking/insurance industry.

They pay out a maximum of £50,000 per person per firm claimed against. So, up to £100,000 for a couple can be awarded.

We have already come across a couple who joined forces with a friend to buy a Punta Perla property. They arranged their mortgage and he arranged his. Each of them could get a maximum of £50,000 back.

The Financial Ombudsman Service can be asked to adjudicate when a claim is turned down by a company still trading. They have the power to order a company to pay up to £150,000 in compensation. Many OVP claims will be in excess of this so firms may opt to turn down the claim and wait for FoS to order them to pay the lesser amount.

Read More: Dominican Republic like to hide the fact, that foreign investors defrauded for more than a Billion dollars in Punta Cana area real estate

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Prince Albert of Monaco never endorsed Punta Perla, according to a letter from his lawyer

Prince Albert of Monaco claims not to know the man he is talking to in this picture!

Prince Albert of Monaco claims not to know the developer Ricardo Miranda, despite he is talking to him at the ground breaking of Punta Perla.... So why was he there with an axe picking the ground and allowing the media to take pictures of him?

Dominican Watchdog is pleased to see that things are falling into perspective and the truth is getting out. From the day we started to write about Punta Perla and Ricardo Miranda they have tried everything to discredit our work and Pittbull-editor Jan Vistisen.

Prince Albert of Monaco was not acting very intelligent when he joined President Leonel Fernandez and Ricardo Miranda at the Punta Perla axe picking event, because his name and picture was later used on previous Punta Perla websites and on Ben Potter’s forum to establish as fact, that Prince Albert of Monaco had given his endorsement to the development.

Originally there was even articles in the local news claiming the Prince was an investor. These articles was removed when Dominican Watchdog first broke our story, but a copy of the text of the original article from DominicanToday can be found here

Now with the lawsuit filed by Ollie Reel and his investor group in Madrid the skeletons are starting to fall out of the closet, and that was about time one can say as Miranda has not dared to meet any of his investors the last 2 years!!

A few days ago Prince Albert of Monaco have through his lawyer in Paris sent a letter to Antonio Flores(the lawyer who filed the lawsuit in Madrid against Ricardo Miranda on behalf of 80 angry investors from Estapona Beach Club and Punta Perla, DR) which states that the “Honorable Prince” never endorsed the Punta Perla development and that the “Honorable Prince” has no connections whats or ever with Ricardo Miranda Miret. With this statement Prince Albert try with the speed of light to distance himself from the hell that are about to break lose in regards to Ricardo Miranda and his never build developments.

You can find a copy of the ORIGINAL letter here

Dominican Watchdog wrote to HRH Prince Albert two years ago to get clarification to this important matter. As the Prince has not come forward earlier with a statement to protect investors, we feel that Albert indeed is partly responsible for the loses of those who have invested in Punta Perla. Prince Albert of Monaco has had two years to make it clear, so why do we first now receive an official letter from his lawyer? That’s not the way a European monarch is supposed to act. It leaves us with a feeling that the Prince was paid to attend the event as earlier proclaimed by people very close to his friends.

The fact that President Leonel Fernandez was attending the ground breaking event doesn’t mean anything. The Dominican President has endorsed projects financed by drug money and called them a “model for investing in his native country”!!!!!!  more about that

Dominican Watchdog is currently investigation how a small lawyer from the Bronx in New York became President of the Dominican Republic and subsequently made a personal fortune which some estimates is over 100 Million Dollars today. Not bad after only 10 years with a salary of USD 300,000 per year…… You can soon follow Dominican Watchdog’s special second year anniversary story about President Leonel here

DOMINICAN SCAM: A FEW QUESTIONS FOR PRINCE ALBERT OF MONACO

Prince Albert II of Monaco has yet to explain why he traveled to the Dominican Republic to actively promote and appear publicly for the Punta Perla development (aside from escaping Monaco).

Investors in the Punta Perla fraud were swindled out of $60 million.

Punta Perla was a private real estate project that sought to entice middle-class Europeans to deposit hard-earned savings for as-yet-to-be-built Caribbean vacation homes.

Albert is a head-of-state. One can understand Monaco’s Sovereign promoting private interests if it involves trade, commerce or tourism for Monaco, such as helping promote a new resort by SBM or Monaco QD.

But a head-of-state allowing himself to be used as a celebrity endorser to help line the pockets of non-Monegasque con-men in a far away land?

Shameful.

What’s next, Albert doing TV ads for Viagra?

A huge question remains unanswered:

What did Albert stand to gain from his involvement in the fleecing of $60 million from hundreds of small investors?

The Punta Perla development was relatively small for the billionaire prince, especially when he has the government of Qatar writing blank checks to spend on much larger projects through his Monaco QD entity.

So what (or who) induced Albert to get involved with Punta Perla’s main organizer, scam artist Ricard Miranda MIRET, whose previous property projects were failures?

It is clear that something corrupt transpired to get the Prince to the Dominican Republic.

Monegasques and Dominicans, as well as victims whose money was stolen, deserve to know the answers to these questions:

Why did Albert get involved in Punta Perla?

How much money was Albert and/or members of his entourage paid?

Will Albert give up his fee to help pay restitution to the victimized investors?

What does Albert know about the whereabouts of money stolen from investors?

What does Albert know about Ricard Miranda MIRET and his current whereabouts?

Does MIRET have a bank account in Monaco?

We wish success to the victims of Punta Perla and their skilled attorneys at Law Bird as they seek justice, and we hope that Ricard Miranda MIRET and Prince Albert are held to account for their misdeeds.

Source: eringer33.com

MUST SEE!!!! Watch this broadcast where spymaster Robert Eringer calls Ricardo Miranda a con man for defrauding investors for USD 60 million – CLICK HERE!!!