Friday, October 16, 2015

Duane Crawford McGaw - Update V - David Wotherspoon, LSBC

We have received a letter from a Gurprit Copeland at the LSBC informing us that we are fully ignorant about what "evidence" is and our complaint is summarily rejected.

Apparently I have provided NO FACTS that this woman is able to recognize as such. Sound like a pure insulting whitewash to you citizen? We said Wotherspoon was a LSBC poster child, didn't we? Here is my response.
"This will acknowledge receipt.

Please advise exactly what constitutes "evidence" in the little minds at the LSBC.

The material I have comes from Internationally recognized liquidators of this obvious scam, which is attempting to locate assets to this very day, some of which went into the pockets of Mr. Wotherspoon and his law firm for "services" in preparing very obviously abusive litigation.

Thanking You in Advance,

"•About 84% of complaints received are quickly concluded, usually because they have no legal merit, are outside the Law Society's jurisdiction, require no further action or are resolved."

"We ensure the public is well served by legal professionals who are honourable and competent."

Front row: Alan Treleaven and Jeanette McPhee Back row, L-R: Timothy E. McGee, QC, Susan Forbes, QC, Jeffrey Hoskins, QC, Deborah Armour and Adam Whitcombe
We have learned Mr. David Wotherspoon is on the LSBC (Law Society of B.C.) list of lawyers available to help other lawyers in ethics difficulties. Is the irony lost on anybody? Geeezeus. Here is our response to a LSBC letter, basically telling us to fork off ...

"After a better appreciation of your letter allow me to clarify. I am not presuming to make a call on the merits of any lawsuit of any conman. Mr. Wotherspoon is very openly lying in his pleadings in BCSC. Specifically saying something is false when it is true and further saying it is defamatory when it is not.

This coming from a LSBC poster boy for ethics, and/or the self-professed defamation 'expert' in B.C. ought to be ringing alarm bells, somewhere. There have been dozens, yes dozens, of Venture scum marching to BCSC on the stakeholder dime over the past several years alone... making the BCSC a bloody, damn laughing stock across Canada and Internationally. If this is the LSBC goal, congratulations, your work speaks for itself.

"The statements refered to above entitle Mr. McGaw to sue you and your company for damages." David Wotherspoon

Chris Keats

Brendan Terrill
"Most of the documents were removed from the 'Document Centre' late last year - shortly after we made Terrill aware that is where we obtained them.

He threatened a defamation lawsuit if OffshoreAlert published anything that would "have a detrimental effect on our company or any of its Offers and, most importantly, its ongoing ability to raise funds".

a Clown
A strategic lawsuit against public participation (SLAPP) is a lawsuit that is intended to censor, intimidate, and silence critics by burdening them with the cost of a legal defense until they abandon their criticism or opposition.
The typical SLAPP plaintiff does not normally expect to win the lawsuit. The plaintiff's goals are accomplished if the defendant succumbs to fear, intimidation, mounting legal costs or simple exhaustion and abandons the criticism. SLAPPs take various forms. The most common used to be a civil suit for defamation, which in the English common law tradition was a tort. The common law of libel dates to the early 17th century and (unusual in English law) is reverse onus, meaning, once someone alleges a statement is libelous, the burden was on the defendant to prove that it is not.

This space abhors the fact that a law firm that bills itself as the largest in Canada is quite openly lying to the high court to further SLAPP lawsuits. Specifically the claim that calling Mr. Duane Crawford McGaw a fraud artist is malicious. There is nothing malicious in stating a very easy to prove fact ... a conclusion we are willing to test in the high court.

We follow the truth, no matter where it leads.

David Wotherspoon
More than £27 million of the £80 million raised from investors by the Cayman Islands-domiciled Centaur Group may have been misappropriated by insiders, according to the Joint Provisional Liquidators.

The "key beneficiaries" of "irregular transactions" from August, 2011 to March, 2014 appear to be Scott Williams, nationality unknown, who is believed to have "at least one previous criminal conviction for unlicensed securities trading"; "his associate" Duane McGaw, a citizen of Canada; and, "to a lesser extent", Brendan Terrill, a United Kingdom national, all of whom "have not accepted the opportunity to present themselves and provide an explanation" to the JPLs.

Duane Crawford McGaw

Duane Crawford McGaw
"Duane McGaw was a principal of the onshore/offshore-based Argentum Capital Group, whose litigation funding scheme was exposed as a fraud by OffshoreAlert on February 18th, 2014, quickly causing its collapse.

Investors were offered double-digit annual "fixed returns" as high as 15%, with both returns and principal purportedly "protected" by insurance policies and other financial safety nets to ensure payment even if funded lawsuits were unsuccessful. They were shown charts indicating that all 20 asset classes issued from April, 2010 to July, 2013 had achieved substantial total returns, ranging from 27% in 27 months to 89% in two years. It was all lies"

McGaw publicly resurfaced on July 6th, 2015, when a Vancouver-based food and culture magazine published an article about a new Japanese restaurant called 'Q Shi Q' that McGaw, as owner, was planning to open. OffshoreAlert blogged about this development on July 14th, 2015 and also tipped off liquidators that there was a potentially valuable asset just waiting to be seized on behalf of McGaw's many victims.

... McGaw showed how easy it is to spend other people's money when he filed a meaningless defamation lawsuit against OffshoreAlert and its owner, David Marchant, at the Supreme Court of British Columbia on August 13th, 2015, alleging that claims he is a fraudster are 'false and malicious'"

159 West 4th Avenue, Vancouver, BC 604.428.Qshi (7744)

David Wotherspoon
"As a result of the publication of the Defamatory Statements, Mr. McGaw has suffered and will continue to suffer serious damage to his reputation and business prospects," stated McGaw's attorney, David Wotherspoon, in the complaint. Let's hope so. That's sort of the point

As we told Wotherspoon: "If your client is embarrassed by visitors to OffshoreAlert's web-site knowing that he received millions of dollars by helping to swindle the elderly and others in a crude investment fraud, then he shouldn't have participated in it. Clearly, the truth hurts."

David Marchant

Full Name: Duane Crawford McGaw
Nationality: Canadian
Location: Vancouver
Date of Birth: August 7th, 1971
Name of Fraud: Argentum Capital Group
Size of Fraud: £98 million
Time Period: 2010 to 2014 _______________________________

Duane Crawford McGaw
OffshoreAlert exposed the fraud, quickly leading to its collapse around the world. The Channel Islands Securities Exchange de-listed one of the group’s investment funds, and, within three weeks, the Securities and Futures Commission of Hong Kong had raided the offices of both the group and its independent administrator, The Hong Kong Trust Company.

By June 2014, three of the group’s investment funds in the Cayman Islands had applied for liquidation.

"Accordingly, the JPL's have conducted directorship and personal asset searches on key management personnel associated with the Group including:
− Mr Terrill;
− Mr Williams; and
− Mr McGaw.
If any investor or creditor has any further information or details in respect of the above three individuals which they believe would be of relevance to the JPL’s investigations, please contact Lisa Gibb or Danielle Franjic of the JPL’s office on: