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Interesting ties between CMKX Diamonds and Richard Astrom.
Capital Solutions I Inc (CSON) - Richard Astrom and Christopher Astrom along with Braulio Gutierrrez and his wife, Patricia Gutierrez, purchased this Issuer from Peter Porath and Michael Schumacher for $350,000 on August 27, 2001. NevWest Securities Corp received a small payment in shares for their part in arranging the acquisition. NevWest Securities Corp was a Las Vegas based brokerage firm that shut down in 2008 after multiple violations/disciplinary actions against the firm most notable the Firm was named in SEC litigation as part of the CMKM Diamond scam. According to the SEC the firm recklessly defrauded thousands of investors out of $53 million. At the time of the acquisition, the Issuer was called Vacation Ownership Marketing Inc (VAOM) and was incorporated in Delaware. Potash and Schumacher had owned the publicly traded company since 1969. Just prior to the acquisition a reverse split was done to wipe out the older shareholders. Two days after acquiring Vacation Ownership Marketing Inc, on August 29, 2001, Astrom did an acquisition/merger agreement with another entity that was owned by Christopher Astrom and Braulio Gutierrez called Encore Builders, Inc. Encore Builders Inc was merged into Vacation Ownership Marketing Inc in exchange for a $465,450 Promissory Note. In September 0f 2001, Astrom establishes VAOM as a Florida business entity. VAOM also acquired some Real Estate from Astrom linked publicly traded National Residential Properties (NRES) around this time. From 2001 - 2004 debt was converted into stock using a New York business entity Sroya Holdings Company Inc as the escrow agent. The same thing was done with another Astrom ticker at the same time - Genesis Capital Group of Nevada which also acquired Real Estate from National Residential Properties (NRES) around this same time. In 2004, VAOM did a reverse split and an merger agreement with its wholly owned subsidiary it recently created called Capital Solutions I Inc effecting a name/symbol change for the Issuer to Capital Solutions I Inc (CSIN/CSON). Through the merger Richard Astrom was issued 150,000,000 new post-split shares and Christopher Astrom was issued 100,000,000 new post-split shares. Around this same time Astrom hired Edward Hayter's company, Turner Hughes Corporation for Investors Relation services. Turner Hughes Corp/Edward Hayter was issued 23 million post-split shares for the services. CSON also did an equity financing agreement with Cornell Capital Partners LLP (Mark Angelo) around this time. In May of 2005, CSON acquired Bedrock Holdings Inc from Scott Crane and Robert Siegel for 300,000,000 shares. Crane and Siegel got 67,500,000 shares. Another 67,500,000 shares were pretty evenly divided between 6 different (mostly foreign) for services provided as seen in Schedule 1.1 at the bottom here. Damian Guthrie was the owner of 4 of those entities receiving 67,500,000 shares in total. The other 125,000,000 shares went to Serac Holdings Inc which was a publicly traded company using the ticker symbol SRCI. SRCI was previously known as Pinnacle Business Management (PBCM). PBCM was run by Jeffrey Turino. PBCM and Turino were named in several SEC litigation Orders and both also showed up in the Indictment against John Edwards, Urban Casavant, Melissa Spooner, Jeffrey Mitchell and others involved in a major share selling scam that included CMKM Diamonds Inc, PCBM, and several other tickers. Both PBCM and Astrom's NRMG which is also listed in this report had several things in common including consulting agreements with Brian A. Lebrecht, M Richard Cutler, Vi Bui, James Stubler, and Samuel Eisenberg. As part of the Bedrock Holdings Inc acquisition agreement CSON did an S-8 filing to register 50,000,000 shares as part of a new employee equity incentive plan. Laura Anthony provided the Legal Opinion for the S-8 filing on April 28, 2005. On September 1, 2005, Capital Solutions I Inc was registered as a business entity in Florida and Laura Anthony was used as the resident agent. During the 12 months between May 2004 and May 2005, CSON issued 44,000,000 shares for legal services according to the SEC filings. In October of 2005 the Bedrock Holdings Inc acquisition was rescinded but only 30,000,000 of the 300,000,000 shares issued had to be returned. In January 2006 CSON did another very large reverse split bringing the O/S back down to just around 96,000 shares. In 2007 the shell was sold to a group of Chinese investors and was renamed Fuda Faucet Works (FUFW). The Issuer was revoked by the SEC in 2012 along with a bunch of other Chinese tickers that were delinquent in their reporting requirements.
Nymet Holdings Inc (NYMH) - This Laura Anthony Richard Astrom ticker originally went public as Bonanza Gold Corp then it changed its name to GoldEye USA Inc in 1998. During this time it was a Nevada business entity. From the NV SOS page we can see that the Issuer was abandoned in 2000 and revoked in 2002. In January 2004 somebody came along and hijacked it. At the exact same time (January 25, 2004) Joe Overcash filed a Form D with the SEC as the president of the shell. Peter Tuovi, an attorney from Ontario, was listed as the contact person in the Form D filing. Tuovi has a history in several public Issuers mostly around this time. Some of those tickers had some really shady names like Kenneth Eade and Joseph Emas. One promoter was busted by the DOJ in an Indictment that included a former Astrom shell, SMCE and a former Michael Anthony shell, EWPI. EWPI was also part of the Donna Levy and David Levy Indictment. The name was briefly changed from GoldEye USA Inc to Sierra Diamond International Inc from February 2004 until April 2004 then it became ITOS Inc in April 2004 and Raymond J McNamee showed up as the new CEO. McNamee later got busted in July of 2005 along with Richard Astrom's buddy Michael Spadaccini that was helping set up Pennsylvania entities for Astrom to use for his stock sales in some of his tickers. McNamee didn't stay around long. In August 2004, ITOS Inc acquired Satellite Phone Source. McNamee resigned replaced by Stan F Wilson Jr. The shell was renamed Satellite Phone Source Inc the same month (August 2004). In March of 2005 a Delaware entity was set up by the same name and according to the last entry in the NV SOS, Mark Astrom merged the NV entity into the DE entity re-domiciling the ticker to Delaware. By April 2005, the ticker was renamed Vision Works Media Group Inc (VWKM/VSWM) and Astrom was running the show (though I suspect the Astroms were involved in the shell starting in 2004 when Raymond J McNamee showed up if not sooner). Mark Astrom filed a Form D to issue stock for a debt conversion in April of 2005 as the CEO. The Astroms did their normal early small forward split in May of 2005 followed by a bunch of dilution killing the share price. By July 2005 the ticker had to be reverse split. It looks like Astrom sold the shell to John Beebe in late 2006 because the ticker started doing OTC filings in 2007 and it had new officers and new business operations and a new name - Perihelion Global Inc (PHGI). Almost certainly the Astroms sold the shell in exchange for a Promissory Note as was their normal way of doing it. The message boards were full of posters complaining about Astrom diluting and killing the share price in 2007 selling into the news. Perihelion Global Inc was re-domiciled back to Nevada in April of 2008. Eventually in April 2009 it became Nymet Holdings Inc (NYMH) with Mark Klok as the CEO. Klok was another one with some history with Astrom. He also signed an acquisition agreement with Astrom in Genesis Capital Corp in July 2009 that would end up being terminated 2 months later. We don't get the first financial statement from the shell until 2008 and we see there is a big fat $904,000 debt Note on the balance sheet probably belonging to Astrom. That debt led to tons more dilution and 3 more reverse splits in 2008, 2009, and 2010. NYMH went dark in 2010 and and is now a revoked NV entity that is stuck on no bid.
ICBS Limited (ICBT) - Edward Hayter has some tie to this shell. Through his IHUB alias, Hayter posted on this forum often starting in 2006 when Garth McIntosh took over as the CEO, and one of Hayter's employees at BIH Corp, Kimi Royer, was very much involved in both ICBS Limited (ICBT) and USG1, Inc/Cannawealth Minerals Corp (another Garth McIntosh linked Issuer).
IAHL Corp (IAHL) - this ticker was formerly IBAC Corp (ICAN/IBCX) an Edward Hayter ticker that had Richard Astrom and Christopher Astrom as key insiders from 2004 - 2007. The company went public on the pink sheets in October of 2004 with its early assets including The Sanibel Restaurant Group Inc (which hired Abraham Rosenman who Hayter later used as a nominee CEO in FGFC) and The Royal Arkansas Hotel & Suites (both belonging to Edward Hayter). The Astrom's provided financing for the company and received and sold shares in the company. Some of the financing came from Prime Rate Investors Inc (PRRM). Laura Anthony was legal counsel for the ticker starting in 2004. The ticker sold its assets to another Hayter/Astrom/Anthony ticker - Prime Restaurants Inc (later renamed BIH Corp). IBAC Corp became Three Sixty, Inc (TSXT) for a brief stretch in 2007 but still had Edward Hayter as the president and Wayne Burmaster as the CEO. Burmaster was charged with Hayter and Chris Astrom in the BIH Corp scam. TSXT did a deal with Rockford-Montgomery Labs, Inc becoming IAHL Corp (IAHL) in 2007 (Burmaster signed the name change amendment at the DE SOS in September of 2007), but that deal was later rescinded after many pump&dump style press releases in 2007 and 2008. This is an interesting article for reference (including the comments). IAHL which still trades today but now as some fake looking Colombian green project company has never done a single filing in its history.
BIH Corp (BIHC) - This was an Edward Hayter ticker that used a nominee CEO named Chris Galo. Richard Astrom, Christopher Astrom, and Damian Guthrie (Richard's son-in-law) were key shareholders/insiders involved in the ticker. Laura Anthony was legal counsel for the ticker. It is uncertain when Hayter and Astrom gained control of this shell. It had a long history going back to 1968 and had previously traded as Home Financing Centers Inc then Worldwide Indoor Karts Inc then Online Photography Resources Corp then Prime Restaurants Inc. The ticker used assets that were passed to it in 2007 from an older Hayter/Astrom/Anthony ticker named IBAC Corp (ICAN). BIHC got suspended by the SEC on February 6, 2009. The SEC opened a formal investigation on the ticker and named Richard Astrom as a person of interest, but later on September 17, 2010 when the SEC brought charges Richard Astrom wasn't included as a Defendant. The charges went against Edward Hayter, Wayne Burmaster Jr, Christopher Astrom, Damian Guthrie, and several entities controlled by Richard Astrom, Christopher Astrom, and Damian Guthrie alleging illegal share sales. As a result of the litigation, Christopher Astrom was permanently barred from participating in penny stocks on October 25, 2010.
Multicorp International Inc (MCIC) - This shell used to be called Rocky Mountain Ginseng Inc (RMGS) and a was publicly traded Colorado business entity run by a group out of Vancouver (Paul B Winstanley, Douglas J Bullock, Robert L Bell, and Fay Matsukage). RMGS was a non-SEC reporting company so no public filings exist for the ticker. RMGS was some China based drug company and by 1999 Brian A Hodge had become the CEO. He remained the CEO at least through 2001. In 2002 Carlos A Fernandez became the new CEO. In April 2002, Rocky Mountain Ginseng Inc was re-domiciled to Nevada and in June 2006 the name/symbol of the entity was changed to Prime Rate Investors Inc (PRRM). Richard Astrom and Christopher Astrom were linked to Carlos A Fernandez and a part of Prime Rate Investors Inc as early as May 2002 as this Form D filing for Prime Rate Investors Inc from 2002 shows. In December 2003 PRRM did a big reverse split and by 2004 PRRM had moved from Nevada to Delaware Richard Astrom was the CEO and Daniel Burgess had became involved. During the summer of 2004 PRRM saw some really bad dilution with the price falling from $.025 to $.0009 in a one month span the dilution was done during a slew of press releases put out by Richard Astrom. This June 16, 2004 press release says PRRM was investing $1,000,000 in Royal Arkansas Hotel and Suites Inc which was owned by Edward Hayter. Royal Arkansas Hotel and Suites Inc would get acquired by IBAC Corp (Edward Hayter ticker) a few months later in February of 2005 with the help of Laura Anthony. In April of 2004, PRRM started a wholly owned subsidiary called Tampa Bay Mortgage Services Inc which it later sold in August of 2004 to National Hospitality Group Inc (NHGP) which was another Richard Astrom ticker that used his son-in-law, Damian Guthrie as the CEO. Damian Guthrie remained the new CEO of NHGP after it acquired Tampa Bay Mortgage Services Inc and PRRM shareholders got a dividend of 1 share of NHGP for every 100 shares of PRRM they owned. National Hospitality Group Inc became Corporate Mortgage Solutions Inc (CMSI) a few months later. At the same time as all of these Astrom business swaps, Daniel Burgess became the new CEO of PRRM and Ian Lamphere the new Vice President. Astrom was very much still running the show. In February 2006 the name/symbol was changed to Summus Works Inc (SMMW). SMMW signed a marketing contract with publicly traded Atlantis Holding Corp (AHDG) even offering a stock dividend to SMMW shareholders in 2006. Atlantis Holding Corp (AHDG) was run by Robert Thompson and Charles Prebay - two close associates with Roger Pawson. AHDG was closely linked to Cal-Bay International Inc (CBYI) starting in 2005. Both CBYI and AHDG which now trades as SUFF on the grey market were long running Roger Pawson scam ticker. Today PRRM/SMMW trades as Multicorp International Inc (MCIC). Ian Lampere was busted by the SEC in 2011 for illegal stock sales through his company Gendarme Capital Corp. Gerdarme has purchased billions of discounted unregistered shares from several penny stocks between 2008 - 2010 then resold them into the market illegally by having bogus opinion letters from attorney Cassandra Armento (also a Defendant in the case). Two of the tickers, MCDA and ZDMN were Anthony Mellone tickers mentioned in this Astrom research report many others had links to Global Sentry, Christopher Wheeler, and Karen Willoughby. Lamphere passed away from a skiing accident in 2013.
Fusion Restaurant Group, Inc (FUSR) - Michael Anthony incorporated this entity as The Candle Vandal Inc in Delaware on June 9, 2004. Michael Anthony immediately authorized 20,000,000,000 shares at the time of incorporation so it is obvious that intent was for it to be passed to Astrom right from day one. Michael Anthony received 10,000,000 shares as the founder. Anthony then changed the name of the entity to National Hospitality Group Inc and passed it on to Richard Astrom. Astrom took National Hospitality Group Inc (NHGP) public on the pink sheets in 2004 with Edward Hayter as the CEO. Later in February of 2005 when it filed this 15c211 filing Richard Astrom's son-in-law, Damian Guthrie was listed as the CEO. After going public, National Hospitality Group Inc acquired Tampa Bay Mortgage Solutions, a Florida business entity set-up by Richard Astrom and Damian Guthrie in February of 2004. In February 2005, National Hospital Group Inc changed its name to Corporate Mortgage Solutions Inc (CMSI) and acquired Big Apple Wallcovering Inc a few weeks later in April 2005. Big Apple Wallcovering was a Florida business entity set up by the Big Apple Consulting crew [Neal Jablon, Marc Jablon (Management Solutions International Inc), Matthew Maguire, and John Neff] in January of 2004. After the acquisition of Big Apple Wallcovering Inc, Neal Jablon became the CEO, Marc Jablon became the Chairman of the Board, and Big Apple Consulting became the Investors Relation firm. As part of the acquisition agreement Christopher Astrom received 290,000,000 free trading shares of stock through an entity he set up in Pennsylvania named Bonn Capital Group LLC and Curt Kramer got 2,000,000 free trading shares through his entity, XXR Consulting. I suspect it may have been Laura Anthony that provided the opinion letter to make the 290,000,000 Bonn Capital (Astrom) shares free trading and the 2,000,000 XXR Group (Kramer) shares free trading. We also find Mike Bongiovanni receiving shares in 2005 through his company A to Z Consulting. The ticker was renamed Big Apple Worldwide Inc (BPWW) in November 2005 (later BPWI) which it stayed until February 2011. Under Big Apple's control the Issuer suffered through tons of dilution and two huge reverse splits. After the Big Apple Crew was busted by the SEC in 2011 the ticker became Fusion Restaurant Group Inc and currently trades on the grey market.
Carefree Group Inc (CRFU) - originally named Synesi Inc (SYNS). like National Hospitality Group Inc, Synesi Inc was incorporated for Richard Astrom by Michael Anthony and Laura Anthony. The Anthonys incorporated it in Delaware in April of 2004. A couple months after it was incorporated, in June 2004, Synesi Inc merged with Port City Coffee Roasters to give it the business operations to go public on the pink sheets. Port City Coffee Roasters was a Daniel Burgess and Derek LaBorie company with Ian Lamphere running investor relations through his company NBS Productions LLC. After the merger, Ian Lamphere became the CEO of SYNS and Dan Burgess and Derek LaBorie became directors. Around this same time Burgess and Lamphere also became the CEO and VP of another Astrom ticker - Prime Rate Investors Inc (PRRM). As part of the merger deal with Port City Coffee Roasters, the Astroms were awarded 100,000,000 free trading shares (via warrants) through a Pennsylvania business entity set-up for Christopher Astrom and Richard Astrom named Oslo Capital Group LLC by attorney Michael Spadaccini using Edward Hayter as the managing member. Providing the opinion letter for the free trading stock was Laura Anthony. Spadaccini was indicted in North Carolina in 2009 for his role in an illegal money laundering/share selling scheme involving 3 public tickers Twister Networks (TWTN), Ornate Holdings/Absolute Health and Fitness (AHFI), and MBC Food Corp/Concorde America (CNCD). Spadaccini was also busted by the SEC in 2005 along with Raymond J McNamee for his role in an illegal share selling scheme using US Wind Farms Inc. Investor Relation services for SYNS were handled by Stuart T Smith and Kelly Black. Kelly Black was later busted in a kick back sting operation in 2011. Iam Lamphere was busted by the SEC in 2011 for illegal stock sales through his company Gendarme Capital Corp. Gerdarme purchased billions of discounted unregistered shares from several penny stocks between 2008 - 2010 then resold them into the market illegally by having bogus opinion letters from attorney Cassandra Armento (also a Defendant in the case). Two of the tickers, MCDA and ZDMN were Anthony Mellone tickers mentioned in this Astrom research report many others had links to Global Sentry, Christopher Wheeler, and Karen Willoughby. Lamphere passed away from a skiing accident in 2013. In December 2014, Port City Roasters and Derek LaBorie re-emerged with Verde Media Group Inc (VMGI). VMGI was formerly Hidalgo Mining International Inc (HMIT) which in 2009 briefly merged part of its business operations into Astrom's Genesis Capital Corp (GCNV) but the merger was terminated a month later. Synesi Inc was passed off in 2007 after it was done being abused by the Astrom (which included 2 reverse splits in 2004 and 2005). It became Carefree Group Inc (CRFU) and currently trades on the grey sheets.
Eyes on the Go Inc (AXCG) - hijacked by Richard Astrom through Miami-Dade County on January 2, 2007 when it was named Mutual Exchange International Inc (MEIX) using Brian Goldenberg, attorney Alan Kipnis, and Minnesota business entity Astrom controlled called Coogee Bay Capital Inc. The shell was moved to Delaware and renamed Avenue Exchange Corp. Mark Rentschler was assigned as the new CEO with Mark Astrom used as the controlling shareholder. Laura Anthony became legal counsel of the shell. In 2011, Avenue Exchange Corp did a merger agreement with Eyes Enterprises Inc becoming Eyes on the Go (AXCG). As part of the merger agreement a private placement was done with associates of Richard Astrom including Richard's daughter, Rebecca Guthrie. Those associates received 92,500,000 shares in exchange for $152,991 which was in turn used as an initial payment to Mark Astrom for the $473,933.65 owed to him for the acquisition of the shell. An S-1 was filed with the help of Barry Miller to make those 92,500,000 shares free trading. After the S-1 was made effective in March 2012 the price fell from $.02/share to the triple zeroes in less than a year. Continued dilution caused by the Promissory Note owed to Astrom for the acquisition of the shell eventually pushed the share price to no bid.
Metrospaces Inc (MSPC) - hijacked through Miami-Dade County on June 14, 2007 when it was named Cyberroad.com Corporation (FUNN) by Richard Astrom using Brian Goldenberg and a business entity Richard Astrom and Christopher Astrom set-up and controlled in Minnesota called Pelican Cove Investments Inc. After hijacking the shell, Astrom immediately re-domiciled the shell in Delaware and changed the name to Strata Capital Corp (STRP). Mark Rentschler was used early on as the CEO and Richard Astrom was the controlling shareholder. Laura Anthony became legal counsel for the shell. MSPC did an asset purchase agreement with Macada Holding Inc (MCDA) in April of 2010. That same year key MCDA insiders including Anthony Mellone were Indicted as part of a wide spared FBI kickback sting that they participated in from 2008 - 2009.
In 2013 STRP did a merger agreement with Urban Spaces (Oscar Brito). As part of the merger agreement 335,200,000 shares were issued in exchange for $40,000 received from Richard Astrom and friends and nominees of Richard Astrom including Richard's daughter, Rebecca Guthrie and Richard's wife, Pamela Astrom. The $40,000 was in turn paid back to Richard Astrom as an initial payment towards the $300,000 owed to Richard Astrom for the acquisition of the shell by Urban Spaces. An S-1 was filed with the help of Barry Miller to make those 335,200,000 shares free trading. After the S-1 was made effective the price fell from $.08/share down to the triple zeroes because of the dilution. Continued dilution because of the Promissory Note owed to Astrom for the acquisition of the shell eventually pushed the share price to no bid.
EV Charging USA Inc (EVUS) - acquired by Richard Astrom and his son, Christopher Astrom in 2001 when it was known as Genesis Capital Corp of Nevada (GNCP/GCNV) for $315,000 from Hudson Consulting Group (Allen Wolfson and Richard Surber), and Global Universal Inc (Ronald Welborn). In 2000, Allen Wolfson had been named a Defendant as part of the FBI's Mob on Wallstreet busts then in 2002 he was named in separate litigation by the SEC for the manipulation of Freedom Surf Inc stock. Early on right after Astrom acquired the shell, Genesis Capital Corp did an acquisition agreement with another Astrom linked ticker, National Residential Properties (NRES) for some Real Estate properties that were later dropped. Laura Antony became involved in the ticker as early as September 1, 2005. Christopher Astrom was originally used as the controlled shareholder but in 2010 he dropped out of the picture and Richard Astrom became the controlling shareholder. Laura Anthony was used for more attorney services in 2009 - 2010. Genesis Capital Corp (GCNV) was later renamed Milwaukee Iron Arena Football Inc (MWKI) but that merger agreement was unwound. Prior to becoming MWKI, Genesis also did a failed asset purchase agreement with did an asset purchase agreement with Macada Holding Inc (MCDA) in October 2009. That asset purchase agreement was cancelled in January 2010 and instead Astrom did the same asset purchase agreement with another one of his shells - STRP/MSPC in April 2010. That same year key MCDA insiders including Anthony Mellone were Indicted as part of a wide spared FBI kickback sting that they participated in from 2008 - 2009. In August 2014, MWKI did a merger agreement with EV Charging USA Inc. As part of the merger agreement 700,000,000 shares were issued in exchange for $25,000 received from Richard Astrom. The $25,000 was in turn used as an initial payment back to Richard Astrom towards the $400,000 due to him for the purchase of the shell by EV Charging USA Inc. The 700,000,000 shares were split up among 4 different entities controlled by Richard Astrom, his wife, Pamela Astrom, and a couple of nominees. An S-1 was filed with the help of Barry Miller to make those 700,000,000 shares free trading. After the S-1 was made effective the price fell from $.20/share to well below $.01/share. Brian Howe of EV Charging USA Inc would later sue Richard Astrom alleging fraud, breach of contract, and unfair enrichment among other things. Despite Brian Howe's name showing up as the signatory on several SEC filings including the S-1 registration statement, Howe seems to suggest in the law suit that it was Astrom that caused EVUS to file the registration statement and that the transfer of ownership of the Series D preferred shares to the four entities by Richard Astrom was done without his knowledge or approval. Basically, to me, it sounds like Howe knew next to nothing about public securities and was taken advantage of my Richard Astrom. After the value of his company was diluted down significantly, Howe realized what a bad deal he made with Astrom and then sued him. As of the end of 2015, EV Charging USA Inc had not made any further payments towards the $375,000 debt Note owed to Astrom for the sale of the shell. EVUS hasn't filed its last two required 10Q statements and the company failed to make its last annual report filing with the state of Nevada SOS. It appears that Brian Howe has abandoned the ticker. Richard Astrom and his nominees still own at least 690,000,000 more free trading common shares so it will be interesting to see what happens with the lawsuit and what if anything happens with the ticker in the future.
Darwin Resources Inc (DRWN) - hijacked through Miami-Dade County by Richard Astrom on October 26, 2006 when it was named Vitech America Inc (VTCHQ) using Brian Goldenberg ,attorney Jose D Sosa, and a business entity Richard Astrom and Christopher Astrom set-up and controlled in Minnesota called Pelican Cove Investments Inc. After it was hijacked Richard Astrom immediately moved the shell to Delaware and renamed Darwin Resources Inc (DRWN). Mark Rentschler was assigned as the new CEO and the controlling shareholder of the ticker. Later Richard Astrom replaced Mark Rentschler as the controlling shareholder of the shell. Laura Anthony became legal counsel of the shell. In 2010 DRWN did a merger agreement with Vigilant Document Services, LLC leading to the ticker being renamed A Clean Slate Inc (DRWN). As part of the merger agreement a 1:1000 reverse split was executed and 80,000,000 post-split shares were issued as part of a private placement for $100,000 received from a bunch of Richard Astrom associates including his daughter, Rebecca Guthrie. Another 1,000,000 post-split shares were issued to Laura Anthony for legal services. The $100,000 was used as an initial payment back to Richard Astrom towards the $500,000 due for the sale of the shell. An S-1 was filed with the help of Laura Anthony to make those 81,000,000 shares free trading. DRWN was trading at $1.06/share on June 1, 2011 when the S-1 was made effective. By June of 2012 the ticker was trading in the triple zeroes. In December 2011 the Vigilant Document Services LLC people returned the damaged shell back to Richard Astrom and gave him back all of the shares they received in the merger. The Promissory Note owed to Richard Astrom remained on the books and the ticker continued to get diluted down to no bid. Barry Miller was hired around this time as legal counsel for the ticker.
Arem Pacific Corp (ARPC) - hijacked by Richard Astrom through Broward County, Florida in May of 2007 when it was Oxford Educational Services Inc (OXED) using Brian Goldenberg , attorney Alan Kipnis, and a Minnesota business entity Astrom set-up and controlled called Coogee Bay Capital Inc. Michael Anthony also tried to hijack the shell, but Astrom beat him to it. After hijacking the shell, Astrom immediately moved it to Delaware and renamed it Aspen Global Corp then renamed again to Diversified Mortgage Workout Corp (DMWK) a few short weeks later. Mark Rentschler was assigned the role of CEO and controlling shareholder, but was soon replaced as CEO and controlling shareholder by Richard Astrom. Laura Anthony was hired as legal counsel. Mark Astrom also became a large shareholder and lots of 504 offerings were done to create free trading stock sold to some unnamed investors in Texas at $.001/share during 2008 and 2009. In early 2013 the shell was sold to a group out of Australia but this time without all the Richard Astrom self enrichment games. No details of the acquisition are available in the filings, but I'll assume it was an all cash acquisition. The new owners of the shell changed the name to Arem Pacific Corp (ARPC) and effected a large reverse split.
Acology Inc (ACOL) - hijacked through Hillsborough County, Florida on October 23, 2008 when it was called Pinecrest Investment Group Inc (PNCR) by Richard Astrom using Brian Goldenberg and a Minnesota business entity Astrom and Damian Guthrie set-up called Riverview Capital Inc. Mark Rentschler was assigned as the CEO and Richard Astrom became the controlling shareholder. In 2009 Rentschler was replaced by Mark Astrom as the CEO. Later in 2012, Richard Astrom became the CEO. In February 2014, Pinecrest Investment Group Inc (PNCR) was renamed Acology Inc (ACOL). In March 2014, ACOL did a merger agreement with D&C Distributors LLC. After a 1:1000 reverse split, 3,846,000,000 shares of common stock was issued to Curtis Fairbrother and Douglas Heldoorn, the owners of D&C. Another 700,000,000 shares were issued to Richard Astrom (200,000,000 shares), Richard's wife, Pamela Astrom (200,000,000 shares), and a Richard Astrom nominee named Rajbir Singh Husson (300,000,000 shares) in exchange for $40,000 received in a private placement. That $40,000 was used to make an initial payment back to Richard Astrom towards the $400,000 owed to him for the purchase of the ACOL shell by the D&C people. An S-1 was filed with the help of Barry Miller to make those 700,000,000 shares free trading. When the S-1 was made effective on August 7, 2014, ACOL was trading at $1.25/share. By July of 2015 the dumping of all that stock into the market pushed the price down to $.0002/share.
Macau Capital Investments Inc (MCIM) - hijacked through Sacramento County, California when it was named Silicon Valley Research Inc (SVRG) in December 2006 by Michael Anthony and Laura Anthony using Seth Hanson then passed to Richard Astrom. No filings were ever done for the ticker and no merger candidates ever found. Richard Astrom remains listed as the CEO on the OTC Markets website and Barry Miller is listed as the legal counsel.
Scandia Inc (SDNI) - hijacked through Palm Beach County, Florida in June 2007 by Richard Astrom using Brian Goldenberg when the shell was named Nurses Network.com Inc (NURS). Michael Anthony and Joseph Meuse also made attempts to hijack this shell but Astrom beat them to it. After hijacking the shell Richard Astrom immediately moved it to Delaware and renamed it Scandia Inc (SDNI). Mark Rentschler was used as the CEO, Mark Astrom as used as the controlling shareholder, and Laura Anthony was hired as the legal counsel. Only one OTC filing was ever done for the ticker in 2009. It looks like no merger candidate was ever found and the shell rarely traded ever. Barry Miller is currently listed as its legal counsel.
National Realty & Mortgage Inc (NRMG) - This stock started out as Mister Las Vegas, a publicly traded Nevada business entity that looks like it was abandoned in 1992. The entity was revoked in 1993 then reinstated the next year on December 5, 1994. Two weeks later on December 15, 1994 the Nevada entity was merged with a Florida entity that Richard Astrom had set up in 1993 with the help of Richard Greene called National Rehab Properties Inc (later renamed National Realty & Mortgage Inc in 1995). In 1999, Richard Astrom and his son Christopher Astrom did an SB-2 form with the help of Richard Greene to stock and become a fully reporting SEC flier. Richard Greene would become one of 58 defendants Indicted in Operation Bermuda Short in 2002 as part of an undercover FBI kickback sting operation. He was convicted in 2003 and disbarred for 5 years. After his 5 years was up he didn't bother to file for reinstatement instead he remained comfortable providing other services to penny stock cams and operating behind the scenes using other attorneys as a front out of his office. Later in 2012 he got busted again. This time he was sentenced to 18 months in prison and permanently banned by the SEC. Richard Astrom signed a consulting agreement with Brian A. Lebrecht, M Richard Cutler, Vi Bui, James Stubler, and Samuel Eisenberg which led to free trading stock being issued through this S-8 filed in 2000. This same exact group (Brian A. Lebrecht, M Richard Cutler, Vi Bui, James Stubler, and Samuel Eisenberg) also signed a consulting agreement with Pinnacle Business Management (PCBM) and Jeffrey Turino in March of 2000. The two consulting agreements appear to stem from both NRMG and PCBM acquiring one of a group of blank check companies numbered I to XX (MAS Acquisition I Corp - MAS Acquisition XX corp). PCBM also shared the same accountant that Astrom used with most of his tickers (Bagwell, Josephs, Levine, Firestone & Co LLC). Jeffrey Turino and PCBM were later named in litigation along with John Edwards, Urban Casavant, Nickolaj Vissokovsky, and Melissa Spooner for selling billions of unregistered shares in several public entities - PBCM, CMKM, SGGM, UCAD, BMCS, GBDX, EQBM, OOAG, and GMSC. Lebrecht also links to E Rex Inc with Big Apple, Carl Dilley, Marc Harris, Donald Mitchell, Jeffrey Harvey, Kyle Kennedy.
The ticker was renamed National Residential Properties Inc of Nevada NV Inc (NRES) in 2001. NRES helped with other Astrom tickers Genesis Capital Group of Nevada (GNCP/GNCV) and Vacation Ownership Marketing Inc (VAOM) by passing each of those tickers some Real Estate properties in 2001. Astroms remained in control of NRMG/NRES often gifting shares to relatives to dump into the market until it was sold to a group out of China for $675,000 in 2007. The ticker was renamed Sunway Global Inc (SUWG) until it went private in March of 2016.
Kleangas Energy Technologies Inc (KGET) - Richard Astrom hijacked this shell on June 21, 2007 through Miami-Dade County when it was named Redmond Capital Corp (REDM) in 2007 using Brian Goldenberg, attorney Jose D Sosa, and a business entity Richard Astrom and Christopher Astrom set-up/control in Minnesota called Grand Forks Real Estate Inc. The hijacked shell was redomiciled in Delaware, a 1:2000 reverse split was executed, and the name/symbol changed to Windsor Resource Corp (WNDS). Mark Rentschler was temporarily installed as the CEO after the hijacking, but a Florida business entity set-up and controlled by Richard Astrom and Mark Astrom named Williams Capital Corp owned all of the control preferred shares. Damian Guthrie was the owner of most of the common shares which he was issued for services rendered through an entity he set up in Florida called Double Bay Funding Inc. By 2009, Damian Guthrie had replaced Mark Rentschler as the CEO and by In 2012, Richard Astrom signed a merger agreement with a Florida business entity named Kleangas Energy Technologies Inc (William B. Wylie and Dennis J. Klein) that called for the cancellation of all of the controlled preferred stock owned by Richard Astrom and old debt owed to Richard Astrom but required Kleangas Energy Technologies Inc to make a payment of $300,000 for the acquisition of the shell. Kleangas Energy Technologies Inc was to pay $25,000 upfront and the other $275,000 would come in the form of a Promissory Note owed to Richard Astrom. In true Astrom fashion (same type of self enriching merger arrangement we see repeating over and over again in these Astrom shell), Richard Astrom gave Kleangas Energy Technologies Inc the $25,000 they needed for the initial payment in exchange for 316,500,000 common shares which would be registered to become free trading in an S-1 filing. The S-1 was filed in December 2015 using Barry J Miller as the attorney. In that S-1 we see the 316,500,000 shares split up between 9 different entities mostly controlled by Richard Astrom's family members and Richard Astrom nominees. Some of the shares appear to have been gifted out for services including 2,500,000 shares which went to Roger Pawson. Astrom had previously had dealing with Pawson through Astrom's Summus Works Inc (SMMW). The S-1 was made Effective in May 2013. When the ticker began to actively trade starting in July 2013 the price quickly fell from $.10/share to triple zeros by October 2013 on heavy volume as those 316,500,000 shares issued for a mere $25,000 were dumped into the market - a pattern we see repeated over and over in Astrom tickers. Eventually Roger Pawson's good buddy, Bo Linton, took over as the CEO and the ticker continued to be used as an ugly dilution scam eventually getting stuck on $.0001/share including recycling the GDT Tek (GDTK) business operations (a former Albert Reda scam ticker that used Bo Linton as the CEO starting right before Albert Reda's arrest).
SMC Entertainment Inc (SMCE) - Richard Astrom attempted to hijack this shell through Clark County, Nevada on July 26, 2006 when it was called Zoolink Corp using attorney Aviva Y Gordon and his a Minnesota business entity Astrom and Damian Guthrie set-up and controlled called Riverview Capital Inc. David Clark (brother of Bryan Clark) beat Astrom to the receivership, but Astrom still got a bunch of shares in the ticker in December 2007 according to TA records. David Clark did a Form 15 filing filed in October 2006. Between 2006 and 2009 we have no filings for the ticker to help us understand its history. All we know for sure is that in 2009 it came under control of some group out of Vancouver and briefly did a name change to Action Energy Corp then when it started doing OTC filings in late 2009 it was named SMC Recordings Inc (SMCE) with a new CEO, Ralph Tashjian, and a strong David Price presence. In 2011 the Issuer became SMC Entertainment Inc (SMCE). SMCE became part of a DOJ pump&dump bust involving promoters. Other tickers in the Indictment were SIRG and EWPI which was a Donna Levy and David Levy ticker. I believe you mentioned to me in an email once that Donna Levy and David Levy had a presence in the SMCE shell at one time reference some shareholder list used as evidence in their trail?
Dixie Lee International Industries Inc (DLII) - Richard Astrom hijacked this shell through Clark County, Nevada in August 2006 when it was called Wood Products Inc (WPRO). He used attorney Aliva L Gordon and a Minnesota business entity Richard Astrom and Christopher Astrom set-up and controlled called Pelican Cove Investments Inc. Michael Anthony also attempted to hijack the shell using Bryan Clark but Astrom beat him to it. By May 2007, all of the control stock were in two Delaware business entities - Milagrosa Vista Corp and First Financial Consultants LLC. In June 2007 the shell was sold to Dixie Lee Food Systems (USA), Inc (Joseph Murano and David Silvester) and a 1:1000 reverse split and a name/symbol change to Dixie Lee International Industries Inc (DLII) was done to the shell in June 2007. DLII still trades today.
New Dover Capital Corp (NDVR) - Astrom hijacked this shell through Clark County, Nevada on September 28, 2006 when it was called Ultra Motorcycle Company Inc (UMCC) using attorney Aviva L Gordon and a Minnesota business entity Astrom and Damian Guthrie set-up and controlled called Riverview Capital Inc. After the hijacking Mark Rentschler was placed as the CEO and the name of the shell was changed to New Dover Capital Corp (NDVR). The big issue here is that Ultra Motorcycle Company Inc was a California entity with its jurisdiction in California not Nevada so the Astroms stole the wrong entity. The SEC makes this clear in this October 2007 revocation Order. Mark Rentschler responded to the Order as the control person and legal representative of the Ultra Motorcycle Company Inc shell but the SEC told him no you can't be because Nevada isn't the right jurisdiction. The SEC revoked Ultra Motorcycle Company Inc in October of 2007, but by that time it was too late because the Astroms already moved the NV entity to Delaware on July 2, 2007, changed the name to New Dover Capital Corp, got the TA to go along with them taking over the public Issuer, and got FINRA to issue a new symbol, NDVR, in August of 2007 ahead of the SEC revocation Order. No buyer was ever found for the NDVR shell and in 2014 the SEC suspended the stock moving it to the grey market where it still trades today. The SEC didn't even realize that NDVR was an Issuer they had already revoked 7 years earlier. Mark Rentschler is still listed as the CEO on the OTC markets site.
Security Asset Capital Corp (SCYA) - Astrom hijacked this shell through Clark County, Nevada in November 2006 using attorney Ariel E Stern and a Minnesota business entity Astrom and Damian Guthrie set-up and controlled called Riverview Capital Inc. SCYA was named in SEC litigation in 2004 and that probably hurt the ability to sell the shell. Astrom never found a buyer and in 2012 the SEC suspended the ticker. It currently still trades on the grey market.
LMWW Holdings Inc (LMWW) - Richard Astrom hijacked this shell through Miami Dade County when it was called Shadow Ridge Holdings Inc (SOWR) on October 27, 2006 using Brian Goldenberg, attorneys Alan Kipnis and Jose D Sosa, and a Minnesota business entity Astrom and Damian Guthrie set-up and controlled called Riverview Capital Inc. It appears the the Receiveship Order was later vacated by the Courts. Then in 2007 Gary Lipson and Thomas Straub showed up in control of the shell. The new owners changed the name of the ticker to LMWW Holdings Inc (LMWW) in 2007. LMWW never did any SEC or OTC filings but still publicly trades.
SSGI Inc (SSGI) - Richard Astrom hijacked this shell through Broward county when it was called Phage Therapeutics International Inc (PTXX) in 2007 using Brian Goldenberg, attorney Alan Kipnis, and a Minnesota business entity Astrom and Damian Guthrie set-up and controlled called Riverview Capital Inc. A few months after Brian Goldenberg reinstated it a new owner showed up (Ryan Seddon). Seddon changed the name of he entity to SSGI Inc. When Seddon did an S-1 for the shell in July 2009 Astrom's presence was no where to be found neither was any mention of the custodianship filing.
International Cosmetics Marketing Co (SASN) - Richard Astrom hijacked this shell through Broward county in 2007 using Brian Goldenberg, attorney Alan Kipnis, and a Minnesota business entity Astrom and Damian Guthrie set-up and controlled called Riverview Capital Inc. The group never found a buyer for the shell and it got revoked by the SEC in 2010.
Industrial Rubber Innovations Inc (IRBB) - Richard Astrom hijacked this shell through Broward county in 2007 using Brian Goldenberg, attorney Alan Kipnis, and a Minnesota business entity Richard Astrom and Christopher Astrom set-up and controlled called Pelican Cove Investments Inc. The ticker got revoked by the SEC in 2007 before Astrom could do anything with the shell.
Alchemy Creative Inc (ALMY) - Richard Astrom hijacked this shell through Broward county in June 2007 when it was called Method Products Corp (MHTD) using Brian Goldenberg, attorney Charles Leslie Jaffee, and a Minnesota business entity Astrom set-up and controlled called Coogee Bay Capital Inc. In August 2007 Astrom had a Form 15 filed for the ticker. By October 2007 the Issuer had a new owner in Willard G McAndrew III. McAndrew did a reverse split and changed the name/symbol of the ticker to Alchemy Creative Inc (ALMY) in November of 2007. When he filed a 15c211 disclosure form with the OTC markets in December 2007 there was no mention of the ticker's previous history as Method Products Corp or any receivership for the shell nor any sign of a lingering Astrom presence. Alchemy Creative Inc (ALMY) got suspended in 2014 and currently trades on the grey market.
Mellin Industries Inc (MELL) - Richard Astrom hijacked this shell through Palm Beach County in 2007 using Brian Goldenberg, but he never found a buyer for the shell and it eventually got suspended in 2012 and revoked in 2014 as a delinquent flier.
Genetic Vectors Inc (GVEC) - Richard Astrom hijacked this shell through Miami Dade County in February 2008 using Brian Goldenberg, attorney Jose Sosa, and a Minnesota business entity Astrom and his son-in-law, Damian Guthrie set up and controlled called Riverview Capital Inc. Michael Anthony and Joseph Meuse both also made an attempt to hijack the shell, but Richard Astrom beat them to it. Mark Rentschler was planted as the CEO and the ticker was merged into a new Delaware entity called Frontier Resource Corp as a way to re-domicile the ticker and hide the trail. Astrom never found a buyer for the shell and GVEC was suspended then revoked 2013.
Southcorp Capital Inc (STHC) - Richard Astrom hijacked this shell when it was an abandoned Nevada business entity called Pharmaceutical Labs, Inc (PHLB) in July of 2005. He then changed the name of the entity to Annapolis Capital Corp and re-domiciled it in Delaware. Astrom then heard that James McGinley was looking for a public entity to buy and approached McGinlyy to sell shell him the Annapolis Capital Corp shell. Through his entity Wahoo Funding Inc, Astrom sold the shell to James McGinley for a $200,000 debt Note that was due to be paid off some time in early 2007. Laura Anthony was used as the escrow agent. She would hold the control stock until payment was made in full then it would be transferred to James McGinley. After the sale the shell was renamed again to Podium Ventures Group (PDVP). Controversy erupted in 2007 when Astrom sued to have the escrow shares returned back to him after non-payment. McGinley counter sued. The McGinley lawsuit makes it sound like McGinley was basically a puppet CEO running the company through directions he received via numerous emails from Richard Astrom and Edward Hayter. McGinley was issuing stock to Wahoo Funding (Astrom) and to other Astrom associates/nominees to be sold into the market and putting out press releases based on instructions he was receiving from Astrom and Hayter in the numerous email exchanges. McGinley claims that he was under the belief that the money Astrom was pocketing while dumping stock into the market was supposed to be deducted from the $200,000 he owed Astrom for the acquisition of the shell. That the stock sales were all part of the acquisition agreement. Those stock sales caused the PDVP share price to drop as low as $.0001/share by the spring of 2007. Astrom ultimately won out taking back control of the PDVP shell in July of 2007. Astrom did a reverse split in early 2008 and the shell was briefly re-named to Capital Oil & Gas Inc for 3 months at the end of 2008. In 2009 the shell became Southcorp Capital Inc (STHC) and was once again involved in Real Estate. It is unclear at what point Astrom stopped being involved in STHC since no filings were done between 1999 - 2014. When it started filing again in 2014 Astrom was no longer a presence in the filings. What is clear is that Astrom got bad mouthed a lot on the message boards for the performance of the stock while it was PDVP and it is clear that by 2007 Astrom was gaining a lot of haters because so many of his stocks were used as nothing but dilution scams with only great losses suffered by retail shareholders (no real profit opportunities). His name was quickly becoming a red flag for investors by this time.
Kona Gold Solutions Inc (KGKG) - formerly Union Equity Inc (UNQT). It is common knowledge on the message boards that even though Michael Anthony was the CEO of UNQT starting in 2004, both Edward Hayter and Richard Astrom were very much involved in the ticker probably controlling much of the free trading stock after being involved in a public offering from November 16, 2004 that was done through Pennsylvania only. Laura Anthony became the legal counsel for the ticker after Michael Anthony got involved. Control of the UNQT shell was acquired in 2004 when it was named Phasertek Medical Inc, Nevada entity. Phasertek Medical Inc (PTMI) was a publicly traded non-SEC reporting pink sheet company. The name of the Nevada entity was changed to Union Equity Inc on November 12, 2004 and the entity was re-domiciled in Delaware on December 3, 2004 by merging it with a new Delaware business entity by the same name (Union Equity Inc) that was created on November 15, 2004 by Michael Anthony. The new business operations for Union Equity Inc involved Real Estate. UNQT did a steady stream of press releases through most of 2005 with a ton of volume hitting starting in April of 2005 through August 2005 taking the price down from a high of $.015/share on April 25, 2005 to $.0001/share by July 11, 2005. It was probably during this time that Hayter and Astrom were selling their 504 shares they received in 2004. By August 2005 UNQT was basically stuck on $.0001 and the scheme was over. UNQT didn't do much from 2006 to 2010. Then in 2010 Michael Anthony resigned with the O/S at over 7 billion and float at 4,873,241,300 shares. Charles Lance took over control of the ticker. All of the old business operations were spun out of the shell. The ticker did a big 1:10,000 reverse split and Big Apple Consulting became involved in the shell. UNQT saw a revolving door of CEOs between 2010 and 2015. UNQT saw a big sell off in March 2012 then got a lot of on again off again pumping as a triple zero stock after that. Charles Lance and Big Apple Consulting eventually both ran into lots of separate legal troubles and the shell was passed to new ownership again doing a 1:1500 reverse split in 2015 and becoming Kona Gold Solutions Inc (KGKG).
Hannover House Inc (HHSE) - This Issuer was hijacked by Michael Anthony through Clark County Nevada when it was known as Mindset Interactive Corp (MSIA) in June of 2005 using his entity Century Capital Partners LLC and Bryan Clark as the attorney. Some information on the message boards suggest that Richard Astrom and Edward Hayter became involved in this ticker through Michael Anthony. After Anthony hijacked the ticker he filed a Form 15 with the SEC. On November 29, 2005 the name of then entity was changed to DeGreko Inc (DGKO) and the CEO changed to Fotis Georgiadis. The ticker was re-domiciled to Delaware on December 19, 2005. The company did an early stock dividend leading to some early positive price action in March of 2006. In June 2006 the company changed its name/symbol to VOIP5000 Inc. (VPFI). In October 2006 the ticker did a 1:50 reverse split. Things got ugly after the reverse split. A promised buyback before the split never happened. Revenues didn't match what was promised. Lots of new stock was issued right after the split killing retail shareholder value. In April 2007 the name/symbol was changed to Target Development Group Inc (TGTD/TGTI). The ticker became involved in Real Estate acquiring some undeveloped property in Connecticut. Maybe the Real Estate is what led some to claim Astrom and Hayter was involved in the shell. I was unable to find any proof of their involvement. In January 2009, Timothy Boyd Smith created a new Target Development Group Inc in Wyoming and the DE entity was merged into the Wyoming entity in February of 2009 re-domiciling the ticker to Wyoming to go with a change of control of the shell. In December of 2009 Target Development Group Inc merged with Truman Press Inc (Eric Parkinson and Don Frederick Shefte) becoming Hannover House Inc (HHSE). Just prior to the merger Fotis Georgiadis was issued 200,000,000 shares through his entity Bedrock Ventures Inc for the forgiveness of $300,000 in debt owed to Bedrock Ventures Inc by Target Development Group Inc (TGDI). In later filings from 2013, HHSE claims they were unable to locate any record of Fortis Georgiadis/Bedrock Ventures giving $300,000 to the company as Fotis and his attorney William Aul claimed. The undeveloped property in Connecticut was also dropped and 49,000,000 shares issued for the property was returned to the treasury. In 2011, Fotis Georgiadis appears to have still been involved in TGDI despite selling the shell 2 years earlier because when a filing came out claiming TGDI was looking into purchasing assets from Bankrupted Block Buster Video setting off a huge pump&dump it was Georgiadis' associate Keith Rosenbaum that was the author of the filing. On November 5, 2012, Bedrock Ventures Inc won a court ordered judgment in the Central District of California against Truman Press Inc and HHSE for $572,819.17 in damages, prejudgment interest, and attorney fees. This might be related to money Bedrock may have lent HHSE for the making of the film "Twelve". Filings reveal few details. Bedrock Ventures Inc continued to receive payments in shares and cash (gained by doing new debt agreements with toxic lenders like JSJ and TCA Global) throughout 2013 and at least into 2014 but the HHSE filings are vague about the details. In 2013 Fotis Georgiadis was Indicted and added to the Criminal Complaint involving others like David Levy and Donna Levy for the Cardiac Networks (CNWI) pump&dump scam. CNWI was another shell that was hijacked by Michael Anthony. On March 27, 2015 Fotis Georgiadis was sentenced to Time Served.
U.S. National Telecom Inc (USNL) - This Issuer was hijacked by Richard Astrom using Brian Goldenberg in April of 2007 when it was Yi Wan Group Inc (YIWA). I could not find any custodianship records for the hijacking in Miami-Dade County where the shell last existed. After the hijacking Mark Rentschler temporarily became the CEO and control person on paper for the ticker. Laura Anthony became the legal counsel for the shell. US National Telecom Inc was set-up as a new Delaware entity for Astrom by Robert Clark to use to help re-domicile one of his hijacked shells. Originally a merger filing was filed with the FL SOS in June of 2007 to merge US National Telecom Inc with Mutual Exchange International Inc which Astrom had hijacked earlier that same year, but that merger was cancelled. Instead Robert Clark was placed as the CEO of the Yi Wan Group Inc hijacked shell and in September of 2007 that as renamed US National Telecom Inc (USNL). Robert Clark didn't keep his name as the CEO long. By early 2008, Gregory Giagnovaco became the new CEO. In January of 2008, 17,000,000 shares were issued to some unnamed investors from Texas and 100,000,000 shares were issued to Charette Corporation Inc (a Florida business entity controlled on paper by Mark Astrom) in exchange for financing. In March of 2008 USNL did its normal small forward split that most of the Richard Astrom tickers did ahead of the share selling (in this case a 3:1 split). That gave the Texas investors 51,000,000 shares and Charette Corp (Astrom) 300,000,000. Lots of shares were dumped into the market in the spring/summer of 2008 helped with a slew of press releases taking the price down and leading to a 1:10,000 reverse split in October of 2008. Around this time Damian Guthrie took over as the new CEO of the ticker. In January of 2009, Astrom got a bunch more stock through Wahoo Funding Inc. In November of 2009 the ticker did its first OTC filing. After another large reverse split in 2010, Rebecca Guthrie took over as the new CEO. During the next year the O/S grew from 2.3 million to over 3 billion by the end of 2011. Most of that dilution was caused because of convertible preferred stock issued in a private placement in May of 2010. The filings don't disclose who got the shares but knowing what we know about Astrom I'd bet it was Richard Astrom and associates and nominees of Richard Astrom. By the end of 2012 the USNL share price was stuck on no bid from the dilution and the ticker was basically abandoned. Laura Anthony remained the attorney for the ticker until the end. USNL still trades today.
Savenergy Holdings Inc (ADCC) - Richard Astrom hijacked this shell through Broward County in August of 2006 using Brian Goldenberg, attorney Alan Kipnis, and a Minnesota business entity Richard Astrom and Christopher Astrom set-up and controlled called Grand Fork Real Estate Inc when it was Worldcast Interactive Inc. After hijacking the shell, Mark Rentschler was temporarily placed as the CEO and control person then the shell was moved to Delaware and renamed Andorra Capital Corp (ADCC). Astrom also did a 1:10 reverse split around this time. The ticker didn't really get any action then in 2010 control of the ticker was sold a a group of South Korean investors who changed the name to Savenenergy Holdings Inc and did a 1:1000 reverse split. The ticker has remained very quiet and hasn't seen any shares traded in years despite still being an active ticker.
JNS Holdings Inc (JNSH) - This ticker originally traded as Millennium Direct Inc back in 2000, a company run by George S Balis (aka George Steven Balis) a crooked attorney from New York. In 2001 Millenium Direct Inc acquired all of the shares of Blue Capital Associates Inc (another publicly traded company) resulting in two separate CIK numbers for Millennium Director Inc. The main entity went on to be run as a pump&dump scam by George S Balis until in 2003 when Balis was busted by uncover FBI agents in a sting. Balis was convicted in August of 2005 receiving a 24 month prison sentence. After his arrest in 2003, the Millennium Direct Inc shell looks like it might have been abandoned. Suddenly in 2005, Edward Hayter shows up as the new control person for the ticker changing the name of the ticker to Viyon Corporation (VYNC) and filing a Form 15 to stop being an SEC flier. During this time VYNC shared the same address as Hayter and Astrom's IBAC Corp (ICAN). A short time later in July of 2005, Viyon Corporation (VYNC) became First Guardian Financial Corporation (FGFC), a Commercial Real Estate company operating largely out of Canada with Abraham Rosenman as the new CEO. In 2006 the company did the common forward split followed by share selling and a reverse split a few months later seen often in Astrom tickers, but because there was no filings done between 2005 and 2010 it is impossible to figure out who may have received and sold shares during that time. Reacting to criticism received from investors due to the stocks poor performance, Rosenman put out a press release in September 2006 swearing that Hayter was no longer involved in the company after selling him the shell. According to a law suit filed by Mal Duszak against FGFC and its CEO, Abraham Rosenman, in January of 2007, Abraham Rosenman was a restaurant manager working for Edward Hayter over at IBAC Corp (ICAN) acting as a nominee CEO for Edward Hayter to use the FGFC shell for a pump & dump scheme which included several paid promotional campaigns and questionable share issuances to entities controlled by Edward Hayter like Windsor Capital. Later Daniel Burgess (Astrom/Hayter associate from PRRM and SYNS) was added as a Defendant because he conducted business for FGFC including acquiring the domain name for the company. Astrom wasn't named in the lawsuit or in any press releases but with so many New York business entities and Edward Hayter involved in FGFC it is hard to imagine that Astrom didn't have his paws in there at least a little bit. The case was settled out of court in September of 2007 and dismissed. In May of 2007 FGFC briefly became New Capital Funding Corp (NCFC) then in October of 2007 it was changed again to Ulysses Holding Corp (UHCR). In 2008 the shell became Ulysses Diversified Holding Corp (UDHR). In 2012 UDHR became JNS Holdings Corporation (JNSH) and the CEO was Brian Howe. Brian Howe was from Illinois just like the Brian Howe that had bought the MWKI shell from Richard Astrom in August of 2014 causing it to become EVAS later leading to Howe filing a lawsuit against Astrom alleging fraud, breach of contract, and unfair enrichment among other things. Obviously it is the same Brian Howe especially since JNSH got involved in the EV charging industry which probably means that Astrom was involved in the JNSH shell with Hayter as recently as 2012 selling the shell to Howe. JNSH has seen some dilution in 2014 and 2015 but it hasn't been out of control. Financial statements look clean of any current Astrom presence but it's hard to be sure. The ticker still trades today with Brian Howe as the CEO. The other CIK number for Millennium Capital Inc was revoked by the SEC on June 7, 2016.
James Monroe Capital Corp (JMON) - this ticker was hijacked by Michael Anthony in Nevada on March 21, 2005 when it was known as Argus Resources Inc. It was Micheal Anthony's first ever hijacking and it was done for Richard Astrom illegally without going through the Nevada court system using a custodianship petition. After hijacking the shell Michael Anthony immediately moved it to Delaware by merging it with an entity named 1st Global Petroleum Group Inc which was set-up by Astrom associate Carlos Fernandez of the PRRM shell. The name of the public ticker was changed to 1st Global Petroleum Group Inc. By July 11, 2005, Richard Astrom had his son-in-low Damian Guthrie planted as the CEO and the name of the ticker was changed again to Commonwealth American Financial Group, Inc (CWMF). Astrom wasted no time in doing a Form D filing to register stock to Pennsylvania entities to be dumped into the market. We've seen Edward Hayter and Richard Astrom use Form D filings in other tickers to issue stock to Pennsylvania entities to be dumped into the market with the help of Laura Anthony and Michael Spadaccini. By November of 2005, Astrom associate Kristen Mary Ryals had become the CEO. By May of 2006 the name/ticker was changed again to James Monroe Capital Corp (JMCP) with the Issuer becoming an Illinois based Real Estate investment company under new management on paper. Another Form D filing was done in May of 2006 to issue more stock most likely to Hayter/Astrom controlled entities and a slew of press releases were done in May of 2006 and for the next two years Chris McGovern, Taylor Moffitt, and Frank Love put out scammy press release full of lies that never came true while the stock was diluted to no bid including a big 1:10,000 reverse split in February 2008 to help start the dumping over again. This 2012 OTC filing showed that the shell still owed $91,000 to the former shareholders from 2006 (Astrom and crew) convertible into 16,143,178,986 shares. JMCP/JMON, Moffitt, and McGovern were well linked to Originally New York Inc (ONYI) which was well linked to John Rivera (Rivera served as the Chairman of the Board starting in 2007). ONYI still trades today as GRCO with Laura Anthony as its current legal counsel. At some point the stock symbol for James Monroe Capital Corp was changed from JMCP to JMON and the ticker still trades today.
ICBS Limited (ICBT) - Edward Hayter has some tie to this shell I just haven't been able to sort it out because of lack of public information. Through his IHUB alias, Hayter posted on this forum often starting in 2006 when Garth McIntosh took over as the CEO, and one of Hayter's employees at BIH Corp, Kimi Royer, was very much involved in both ICBS Limited (ICBT) and USG1, Inc/Cannawealth Minerals Corp (another Garth McIntosh linked Issuer).