Board of LFP1 fired and faced with 41 million euro claim by shareholders

With a 96% versus 4% vote the shareholders of LFP1 yesterday dismissed the current board of directors, headed by David Mapley. Mapley got suspended by the Luxemburg regulator CSSF earlier this year for lying about his credentials when applying for his directorship at LFP1.

In a stormy EGM, shareholders cast their mistrust by dismissing David Mapley, Tudor Fedeles and Jacques Bossuyt as board members by an overwhelming majority.

The shareholders will nominate a new board shortly at a yet to be convened EGM. Furthermore, they filed a 41 million euro claim for damages against the former management.

Two years ago David Mapley who falsely claimed to be a fraud investigator at Intel Swiss took over the management of the fund after allegedly having discovered fraud. Later on, it turned out that Mapley had a fraudulent record himself and that his investigation firm “Intel Suisse” simply does not exist. It was further discovered how Mapley abused his mandate at LFP1 to extort one of the shareholders of the fund for over 2 million euros.

Events accelerated after Luxemburg commercial court, appointed last month a court administrator to convene an EGM at the request of shareholders to seek replacement of the board.

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Fraudulent Intel Suisse strikes again.

David Mapley uses his fraudulent research company Intel Suisse to extort Luxembourg investment fund.

We have previously reported the ghost company Intel Suisse used by David Mapley to pressure victims. However, this time one of his victims has captured everything on video. In the report below you can watch the shocking events and see how David Mapley and his right hand Tudor Fedeles work.

The victims have been reported to the authorities and have started an investigation into the criminal organization Intel Suisse. For your information, the maximum sentence for running a criminal organization in Luxembourg is 15 years.

To be continued…

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Luxemburg REPORTER on David Mapley

The banning by the CSSF of David Mapley in Luxemburg did not stay unnoticed by the Luxemburg press. The REPORTER published a comprehensive article on the matter. You can read it here. For those who don’t master the French language we have made a translation.

FINANCIAL REGULATOR: End of the road for a self-proclaimed vigilante

BY Véronique Poujol

May 28th 2020

David Mapley presented himself as a benefactor serving the victims of investment fraud. He has become their bane. The financial sector regulator has put a stop to its journey. Considered manipulative and uncontrollable, he lost his honor.

The Financial Sector Supervisory Commission (CSSF) struck hard on Monday 25 May when it declared David Mapley persona non grata for four years in the financial center. This administrative measure is exceptional, as is the story of this 60-year-old Briton who readily pretends to be a vigilante from the financial center who flew to the aid of investors in the specialized investment fund (FIS) LFP1, victim of a major fraud.

Columna Commodities, one of the sub-compartments of the FIS, was indeed at the heart of a fraud involving 50 million euros. The funds would have partly evaporated in the pocket of an African kleptocrat, according to a relative of the file who requested anonymity. Mapley’s mission was to recover the assets.

However, the “Robin Hood” of the fight against financial crime has not lived up to his task. Mapley lied on his curriculum vitae in September 2018 to obtain a director’s approval as head of LFP1. He had to get the investment fund back on track. His mission went wrong. “Mr. Mapley provided incomplete and false information to the CSSF in the context of a sworn statement submitted as part of the approval procedure,” said the press release of May 25

Fictitious company in Switzerland

David Mapley has an MBA from the University of Chicago where he was enrolled between 1984 and 1985. He assures directing Intel Swiss, a financial investigation company in Switzerland which does not exist. “It is an informal group of financial investigators and analysts who investigate financial crimes and recover assets,” he defends himself from REPORTER.

We wonder how the CSSF was able to admit such an individual without verifying his background, which is quite impressive ” A lawyer from the Geneva Bar

His professional career mentions a position as CEO of City Windmills, in liquidation since 2019. According to information from REPORTER, the shareholders of this company which sold wind turbines in the United Kingdom for individuals, brought a complaint against him before the Attorney General of Geneva for fraud and embezzlement. His detractors accuse him of dragging around thirty bankruptcies behind him, which he was careful not to declare to the CSSF. “We wonder how the CSSF could admit such an individual without verifying his background, which is quite impressive,” said REPORTER a Swiss lawyer who worked with Mapley in the City Windmills case.

A few months after his appointment, his muscular methods, his professional faults and his ignorance of financial regulations earned him the hostility of a majority of the shareholders of the FIS. They demand his resignation. But the man clings to his mandate. The shareholders rebel and go so far as to sue him. The CSSF is alerted.

REPORTER has taken cognizance of a summons before the Commercial Court in which investors are claiming 41.5 million euros, corresponding to their financial loss due to breaches, professional misconduct and lies attributed to David Mapley and to another administrator of LFP1. They are suspected of wanting to get their hands on the 23 million cash left in one of the fund’s compartments. The recording of a telephone conversation and text messages, presented during the summons, document shocking practices, bordering on the orthodoxy of the financial sector.

Instrumented press

Mapley does not hesitate to use the press to denigrate its opponents. In a very oriented article published in the Financial Times at the end of February , the president of LFP1 indicates having seized the European authority of the financial markets to denounce the propensity of the CSSF to put itself more at the service of the marketing of the financial center than to act. in favor of investor protection. 

The Briton stubbornly refuses to implement a resolution of the general meeting of shareholders for the transfer of one of the “healthy” compartments of LFP1 to another investment fund. On April 30, in a letter REPORTER obtained, a group of shareholders representing 60% of the capital demanded, within a month, the holding of an extraordinary general meeting to obtain the resignation of Mapley and the two other directors. of the fund.

REPORTER, Mapley claims to have submitted a summons request to the CSSF and is awaiting a response.

An FIS out of control

The CSSF’s May 25 decision should speed up the end of Mapley’s mandate. The fact that his name was mentioned in the administrative decision, an extremely rare practice, testifies both to the urgency of the regulator’s intervention and to the seriousness of the reproaches made against him.

David Mapley did not come to Luxembourg by chance ” 

A familiar with the matter

Out of control, the investment fund no longer has a depositary bank. In July 2019, the CSSF removed it from its official list of FIS funds and since that date, has acted as supervisory commissioner, which in principle reduces the scope of the fund to only protective acts. However, the board of directors is suspected of wanting to overcome these constraints. The FIS paralysis is total. Many shareholders feel trapped.

In fact, the withdrawal of his honorability by the CSSF should force Mapley to shed his mandate as chairman of the board of directors of this regulated fund. However, in a press release, the Briton deplores the “unilateral” character of the decision and announces, right in his boots, that he will appeal to the administrative court. He attacks the regulator whom he accuses of complacency in the protection of investors and the fight against financial crimes.

We must therefore expect a long legal battle and, at the same time, a great unpacking of dirty laundry. It will probably take time before such a controversial figure comes out of the radars of the financial center.

A folder that hides another

“David Mapley did not come to Luxembourg by chance”, indicates a relative of the file who requested anonymity. “Alter Domus presented its authorization request file as administrator of the fund to the CSSF”, specifies this source. The Alter Domus communications department considers this assertion to be inaccurate.

The Mapley case would only be the tip of the iceberg of a much larger affair which would originate in the chaotic sale in 2018 of Luxembourg Fund Partners (LFP), a fund management company, which had offered its first directors to LFP1.

The conditions for the arrival of the British leader at the helm of the fund are enigmatic. His arrival in spring 2018 corresponds to the sale to the financial service provider Alter Domus of LFP. But the negotiations between LFP and Alter Domus went wrong. The buyer has suspended the last installment of the payment to the seller after Mapley began to fire its first salvos against its predecessors on the board of directors of LFP1, accusing them of complicity in the fraud at 50 million euros on the Columna compartment Commodities. A fraud that the fund’s auditors had not detected and that the ex-administrators had themselves reported to the authorities. These former directors of LFP1 are also the sellers of the management company.

Mapley considers this to be the Luxembourg financial crime of the decade and compares it to the Madoff and Landsbanki cases.

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Factfinding in Switzerland

We spoke to a prominent Swiss fraud investigator who has a file about Mapley that weighs many kilos, based on archive and field research

In Switzerland, where he lived for several years, David Mapley no longer has any interest whatsoever. Six companies in which he had an interest or managed are closed or bankrupt. In England, seven of Mapley’s companies are “out of business”. In the US, there is also a list of companies to which Mapley was linked. Most are out of business and some still exist on paper but have not published figures for years. All this is supported in the extensive file with excerpts from the various trade registers, the status of Mapley’s fraud investigation office Intel Suisse is not mentioned either in Switzerland or in the UK.

That was was certainly surprising. The world of financial private eyes is not too big and none of our researchers had never heard of that company. David Mapley tells new relationships that there are dozens of people in the company and that it has more than 6 million dollars in assignments. The reason why we couldn’t find about Intel Suisse is simple: Intel – Suisse didn’t exist! It is/was not registered anywhere in Switzerland nor in the UK. The business address he gives turns out to be a shabby apartment that he also used as his home address. On a piece of paper, his name is written next to the letterbox. There is no mention of Intel – Suisse. “it is an empty shell that only exists for David Mapley”.
After having folded dozens of official documents from as many bankruptcies of Mapley, we browse through the file to the most important page, namely the conclusion of the renowned researcher.

We Quote:
Unreliable, misleading and misguided.
He puts himself down as a fraud investigator.
The revealed information provides a clear insight into David John Mapley’s personality as being highly unreliable, misleading and misguided.
He pretends to be a fraud investigator, but in reality, he’s the one who commits fraud and misconduct. He is not ashamed of blackmailing third parties, extorting them and ruining their reputation and business in order to achieve his fraudulent goals.
In addition, the revealed information shows that he has been involved in numerous bankruptcies and outlines his inability to conduct business reliably in accordance with the Code of Conduct for Corporate Business.

The file also contains a copy of the document of good conduct initialled by Mapley, which he had to complete for the Luxembourg financial watchdog, the Commission de Surveillance du Secteur Financier (CSSF), in order to be able to take on the directorship of the LFP1 investment fund. This is an umbrella fund with a number of sub-funds. For the experts: SICAV SIF (investment company with variable capital).
In his declaration of honour, David Mapley stated that he had never been involved in a bankruptcy as a director!!!

The coming weeks we will dig deeper into LPF1, no doubt we will discover another cesspool created by David Mapley. Stay tuned…

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Intel Suisse is a ghost company 2

Let’s take a closer look at the history of Intel Suisse. We have already mentioned that Intel Suisse is a ghost company, which is not registered anywhere in a trade register. But David Mapley pretends it exists, when it suits him.

According to David Mapley’s linked in page he founded it in January 2003. The strange thing is that he only registered the internet address 12 years later. Also we only see activity on the internet from that date. Probably David Mapley faked the age of Intel Suisse to give it authority. But the faking of Intel Suisse is taking on even greater proportions.

Last year, David Mapley gave a talk at the annual
Offshore alert Conference. The place where the underworld and legitimate business meet. During this presentation, the disciplines available to Intel Suisse were laid out.

Our team at Intel Suisse includes experienced investors, fund
managers, fund seeders (establishing funds and allocating first
capital), digital forensics experts, extensive financial markets
experience and experienced fraud researchers.

David Mapley at the London 2018 Offshore alert Conference

That’s a hell of a lot of people to have in a two-chamber apartment.

Conclusion: Intel Suisse is a company that exists only in the head of David Mapley and is used to report ‘so-called fraud’ to the press, when it suits David Mapley. Hopefully in the future there will be journalists investigating their sources before they lend themselves to David Mapley’s scams.

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The Ghost Intel Suisse

Let’s get in there right away. Intel Suisse (if the site in offline follow this link) is David Mapley’s investigative office that reveals ‘big fraud’ cases to the press. Now if we look at the site of Intel Suisse then already some alarm bells should go off. According to the metadata of the site, it was created on a free version of Microsoft Publisher from 2010 and full of dead links. Not exactly what you expect from a company that claims to have 34 employees and a turnover of 6.8 million dollars.

Apparently, others had already noticed this. The investigators in Switzerland just knocked on the door without prior notice. Surprise surprise. Intel Suisse is mainly a company that exists in the fantasy of David Mapley. The Paper on the letterbox does mention his name, but not Intel Suisse. But it gets even more interesting The company is not registered at all in Switzerland! Not possible either, because David Mapley is not registered in Switzerland at all.

Conclusion Intel Suisse is an empty shell, it exists only when it suits David Mapley. Copy of the investigation report

Update 1: Also a claim that Intel Suisse has an office in the US at Wilton, Connecticut, but again it seems only to exist in David Mapley’s mind. No records about the company in the State of Connecticut files.

Update 2: Also no mention of Intel Suisse on the UK goverment site Companies House.

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Help us to expose David Mapley!

Help us expose David Mapley. David Mapley has a trail of misery behind him with his ghost company Intel Suisse. So far we have received information about his scams in Japan, the United Kingdom, and Switzerland. We would like to get in touch with people who have experience with David Mapley’s scams. We would also like to know where in the world he is hiding right now. Finally, we are looking for information about any of his accomplices.

Use the contact form to send us information, or leave a comment below. Please provide as much evidence as possible.

Through this site, we will share the information found. Stay tuned…

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