EXCLUSIVE: SHOCK CHRISTMAS MESSAGE FROM INVESTMENT SWINDLER – YOU’RE A BUNCH OF TURKEYS!

first_imgEXCLUSIVE: A CON ARTIST who tricked dozens of Donegal investors out of their cash has referred to them as ‘turkeys’ and boasted: “They’ll never see a cent.”The brazen foreign national crook has bagged millions of euro in a get-rich-quick scam which is being investigated by the Garda Bureau of Fraud Investigation.Detectives have already raided rented premises in a number of towns in Donegal as part of extensive international investigations into the swindler. Donegaldaily.com has been talking to a number of sources about how the fraudster operated his scam.He told cash investors they could get returns of up to 40% in a matter of months – and that he bought liquidated stock and companies and re-sold them at huge profit.The fact is that he just kept the cash. And now he is telling investors that if they want their money back, they should sue him.And he is also boasting: “They should have read the small print – the investment can go down as well as up.” But it is his brass-necked boasts – details of which have been passed to us – which will infuriate up to 90 out-of-pocket investors right across the county this morning.We are told that when he was asked if people would get their money back, he said: “There are no guarantees in this life. If they (the investors) think they can have their money back, then they are a bunch of turkeys.”One source told us: “He is wrapping himself up in legals. He is basically saying the investments didn’t work and that’s the end of it. If people want to sue him, they can go ahead. He doesn’t care.”Detectives however believe the balding roly-poly swindler has tried to pull off the ‘perfect crime’ – persuading people with hidden cash to invest and hoping they won’t report it to the authorities for fear of being investigated by the Revenue Commissioners.One investor who has lost a huge six figure sum told us last night: “My money was legitimate and all declared. In fact I took it out of the bank to give to that fat bastard. “If he thinks he can come here and pull the wool over my eyes, he had better think again. I can’t begin to tell you how angry people are.”We have been told that four cars loaded with investors has been looking for both the swindler and his sales people in recent days.The crook ran a so-called Ponzi scheme, similar to the one run in the USA by conman Bernard Madoff. He is serving 150 years behind bars for conning investors out of billions of dollars.The Donegal con is believed to have involved up to €10M. The crook is currently winding up all his business concerns both here and in Belfast.More to follow later….EXCLUSIVE: SHOCK CHRISTMAS MESSAGE FROM INVESTMENT SWINDLER – YOU’RE A BUNCH OF TURKEYS! was last modified: December 20th, 2010 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

Read more

ARDARA CRISIS: GALLAGHER’S BAKERY BOSSES RAKE IN €980MILLION IN JUST THREE MONTHS

first_imgTHEY SPECIALISE in making bread, but the owners of Ardara bakery Gallagher’s certainly know how to make the dough!The pocketed a whopping €980 MILLION in just three months last year!The eye-watering profits are being set against the bid to fire 140 staff at the company’s Donegal bakery. Gallagher’s is now part of Swiss food company Aryzta, and has links with Cuisine de France.In the 13 weeks up to October 2010 alone Arytza had a revenue of 970.8 Million! Their income increased by 33% in the same period.“These massive corporations believe that they have the right to destroy communities and walk all over workers,” complained the Socialist Workers Party who revealed the figures.Liam White on behalf of the workers sent socialist worker the following statement: “After a meeting of the rank and file workers in Gallagher’s Bakery it was decided that a democratically elected workers committee should be formed to represent the workers interest and to fight to maintain what are after all valid jobs in a profitable company. “We have agreed that it is an absolute disgrace that a faceless beuraucrat in some office is going to rip the heart out of a local community for a few extra euro.“This company does not care about people’s lives and we are going to fight with all our strength and energy to make sure we get what we deserve.”ARDARA CRISIS: GALLAGHER’S BAKERY BOSSES RAKE IN €980MILLION IN JUST THREE MONTHS was last modified: February 1st, 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

Read more

FRANCOIS INVESTIGATION: MILLIONS OF EURO ‘ARE MISSING’

first_imgTHE FRENCH crook who swindled 200 Donegal people out of their cash is being hunted throughout Europe today amid fears he has cleared off with millions of Euro.Sources have told donegaldaily.com that convicted criminal Francois de Dietrich is on the run with a swag bag that would ‘fund a small nation’.So far investigators in the North have managed to trace €23Million, but just €1.7M has so far been declared here in the Republic. However sources on both sides of the Border believe there could be a shocking TWENY MILLION EUROS missing.And in a shock development, we have learned that police throughout Estonia have been issued with pictures and personal details about fraudster Francois in a bid to bring him to justice.A Europe-wide warrant for his arrest has been processed by the European police force INTERPOL – and they are concentrating their efforts on Estonia.We understand police in the capital Tallinn and the south-western Baltic Sea town of Parnu are investigating sightings of de Dietrich. A source close to the investigation into the investors’ cash told us last night: “We believe that there are still large amounts of cash out there that have not as yet been accounted for.“There could be up to €20M still missing and it is going to take months to unravel.“It is a very complex investigation and getting to de Dietrich will help us move closer.”The cigar-smoking French crook was a ‘massive bluffer’ – but investigators believe they are close to nailing him.Yesterday a former employee told us: “He was all bluff, a massive bluffer. Everything was done for show. “When he held a bash at his Bastille Bistro in Letterkenny last July to mark the French national holiday of Bastille Day, he was handing out glasses of bubbly, telling everyone it was the finest French champagne.“It was in fact cheap Spanish cava which he picked up for £4 a bottle in Derry.”COPYRIGHT: 2011: DONEGALDAILY.COMFRANCOIS INVESTIGATION: MILLIONS OF EURO ‘ARE MISSING’ was last modified: February 15th, 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

Read more

OPERATION TRANSFORMATION (WITH A DIFFERENCE) COMES TO BALLYSHANNON

first_img“Operation Transformation” is coming to Ballyshannon but it’s not about shedding pounds – it’s a concerted exercise in improving the town!As part of the successful Backing Ballyshannon initiative which was initiated some months ago ‘Operation Ballyshannon’ will be held on Saturday, 12th March in conjunction with the on-going work of the Ballyshannon Regeneration Group.Ballyshannon Town Clerk Mary Daly revealed: “This one-day spring clean blitz will focus in on some problem areas and improve the physical appearance of the town. “Everything from painting, power-washing, weeding, strimming, planting flowers and litter collection will be organised on the day.“We are asking local builders, painters, carpenters, labourers, sporting and community groups, business people, local schools and the general public to come out and give this one day to our town and instil some civic pride in the community.”And in a message to the people of the town, she went on: “This is your chance, your town needs you, so please give it this one day – taking part will really make a difference.”Work will commence at 10am and anybody wishing to take part should contact Ballyshannon Town Council on 071 9858270 to register. The Meeting Point on Saturday morning at 9.30am. will be Ballyshannon Town Council Offices, Abbeyview. The town clerk added: “Gloves, bags, high visibility jackets etc. will be supplied and volunteers are asked to bring along your own tools if possible. Refreshments will be served to everybody afterwards.”OPERATION TRANSFORMATION (WITH A DIFFERENCE) COMES TO BALLYSHANNON was last modified: March 4th, 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

Read more