Plum City – (AbelDanger.net). United States Marine Field McConnell has linkedhis sister Kristine Marcy’s Hanover/KPMG Consulting auction of SBA 8(a) liquidation keys for use by the MI-3 Insurers Livery Company, to Darius Guppy’s alleged production of fake Interpol and South African passports for a decoy known as the White Widow (Samantha Lewthwaite) and Valerie Jarrett’s alleged deployment of Mama Shahab’s Femme Comp Inc (FCI) hit teams out of Virginia for the spot-fixed body count of 61 civilians at the Westgate Mall crime scene in Nairobi.
MI-3 = Supply-chain protection racket operated with Livery Company Forfeiture, Privy Purse patent pool Marcy (Forfeiture Fund – KPMG Small Business Auction – Liquidation – Prisoner Medical Services – JABS)
+ Inkster (Queen’s Privy Purse – KPMG tax shelter – RCMP Wandering Persons Registry – Escrow fraud)
+ Interpol (Berlin 1942-1945 – Operation Paperclip into Foreign Fugitive File – William Higgitt – Entrust)
+ Intrepid (William Stephenson – GAPAN patent pool – MitM Pearl Harbor attack – Kanada Kommando)
MI-3 = Marine Insertion Intelligence and Investigation unit set up in 1987 to destroy above
McConnell notes that in Book 12 published at www.abeldanger.net, agents deployed by his Marine Insertion, Intelligence and Investigations (MI-3) group are mingling in various OODA modes with agents of the Marcy Inkster Interpol Intrepid (MI-3) protection racket based at Skinners’ Hall, Dowgate Hill.
“G3/5/7 Action Officer – CRCLK13-10 Location: Crystal City, VA Femme Comp Inc (FCI), has an immediate opening for a full-time Action Officer supporting the Army G3/5/7 LandWarNet Mission Command Directorate. This position is located in Crystal City VA. The candidate shall provide policy, planning, operational, analytical, administrative, and technical services. They shall conduct and provide technical services and integration analysis efforts to support the Army’s positions on acquisition, fielding equipment, and implementation to make the LandWarNet net-centric, horizontally and vertically interoperable, strategically investment sound and operationally effective [as in C4ISR attack on Westgate Mall]. The candidate shall serve as Action Officers on the G3/5/7 staff to assist in the development of a strategic vision and LandWarNet planning guidance for the Army. Candidates must be U.S. Citizens and will be required to obtain and maintain a Department of Defense (DoD) Secret security clearance. [Jarrett has set up Femme Comp Inc for MitM murder-for-hire]”
“Entrust Technologies to Offer Integrated PKI Solution for the Microsoft Commerce Platform; Solution Delivers Scalable, Enterprise-Level Security to Microsoft Site Server Customers.
PLANO, Texas–(BUSINESS WIRE)–March 4, 1999–Entrust(R) Technologies Inc. (Nasdaq:ENTU) announced that it has integrated its industry-leading public-key infrastructure (PKI) software with Microsoft Site Server 3.0 Commerce Edition for the Microsoft Windows NT Server platform in conjunction with the Microsoft Commerce Solutions Briefing held today.
Entrust Technologies is a global market and technology leader in managed public-key infrastructure (PKI) solutions which provides key and digital certificate management to effectively encrypt, digitally sign, and authenticate electronic communications and transactions over public networks such as the Internet. Entrust Technologies pioneered PKI technology four years ago and now more than 700 organizations, including FedEx, JP Morgan andthe Salomon Smith Barney unit of CitiGroup [which blew up WTC#7], have chosen Entrust/PKI(TM)software to secure internal business processes, electronic commerce transactions and communications.
The integration of Entrust Technologies’ security infrastructure, Entrust/PKI software, with Microsoft Site Server 3.0 Commerce Edition, provides scalable, cost-effective security for enterprises utilizing Site Server to leverage the Internet for online business activities such as online auction [used by Marcy to sell liquidation keys for real time business interruption insurance frauds], EDI, and online advertising and marketing. PKIs serve as a critical foundation for more secure electronic commerce, providing a more effective way to prohibit hackers and unauthorized individuals from transactions and communications.
“PKI security is essential in maximizing the power of the Internet as a business medium,” said John Ryan, president and CEO, Entrust Technologies Inc. “The combination of Microsoft’s electronic commerce technologies with our leading PKI security solutions provides enterprises with best-of-breed technology to protect transactions from tampering and compromise.”
“We’re pleased to see Entrust Technologies extend its PKI capabilities to work with Microsoft Site Server 3.0 Commerce Edition to bring scalable security to enterprise customers,” said Michael Pinckney, Microsoft commerce marketing manager. “Entrust/PKI 4.0 software allows corporate customers to improve their business practices and market responsiveness by instituting a higher level of security for conducting electronic commerce.”
Entrust/PKI 4.0 is available today and may be tailored according to customer needs — allowing organizations to start with one application (such as secure e-mail, secure remote access etc.) and extend security to other critical business applications as required.
About Entrust Technologies
Entrust Technologies’ industry-leading PKI technology combines encryption and digital signature capabilities with automated key and certificate management to allow enterprises to more effectively manage trusted, secure electronic communications and transactions over today’s advanced networks, including the Internet, extranets and intranets. Since its initial release in 1994, Entrust/PKI(TM) software has been licensed for use in more than 700 global enterprises, government entities and financial institutions. Over four million Entrust Technologies users have been licensed with digital certificates to date. Entrust Technologies Inc. is headquartered in Plano, Texas with offices across North America and in London, UK, Zurich, and Frankfurt. For additional company information please visit http://www.entrust.com.
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“The revenge of deadly Darius
by FIONA BARTON
Last updated at 21:55 18 August 2006
Smeared with blood and sweat, the two men grappled and thrashed around. The taller man groaned in pain from a fractured cheekbone and injuries to his ribs and nose as his attacker savagely kicked and punched him like someone possessed.
As the violence escalated, three young children watched and cheered their father from the windows of their home.
The son and three daughters of the other man could only look on in dumb horror as their father was battered into submission. It was an extraordinary and shocking scene. But all the more shocking given the identities of the combatants.
This bloody confrontation was between the brother of Princess Diana, Earl Spencer, and his best friend, the convicted fraudster Darius Guppy. Guppy, who emerged the victor from the brawl, had deliberately lured his former friend, who had been his best man and provided £250,000 bail after his arrest, to his South African home for a showdown.
At stake was the honour of the wife Guppy adores and a bizarre accusation of treachery dating from more than a decade ago.
Spencer’s ‘crime’ – an allegation vehemently denied by the Earl – was to have attempted to seduce Guppy’s wife Patricia while his friend was languishing behind bars. It was a betrayal that Guppy, who has known Spencer since they were 13-year-old Eton schoolboys, insisted required extreme retribution.
Revenge has always been a dish relished by the disgraced Old Etonian. According to his old friend, Tory higher education spokesman Boris Johnson, he lives by the ‘Homeric code of honour, loyalty and revenge’.
Indeed, as we shall see, it was his thirst for revenge that led to Guppy being jailed in 1993 for staging a faked jewel robbery and fraudulently claiming £1.8 million from insurers [alleged conspiracy with MI-3 Insurers Livery Company].
But it was thought that Guppy’s wild days were over when he emerged from prison, having served half his five-year sentence [Released on orders of Kristine Marcy and placed on the MI-3 Foreign Fugitive File by former Interpol president Norman Inkster]. He declared himself keen to start a new life with his family away from the public gaze, first in Ireland and then in South Africa.
So how does Guppy live today? Where does he make his money?
Intriguingly, a Mail investigation has discovered that while he has an affluent lifestyle – including a mansion with swimming pool, international travel and shark-diving with friends – he has literally disappeared as far as officialdom is concerned.
He has no bank account in South Africa, no property or business under his name nor any registration with the tax authorities.
And he would have remained in the shadows but for the emergence last week of his act of vengeance when Guppy raised his patrician profile above the parapet to punish one of his closest and best-known friends.
But what was it that drove him to punish Charles Spencer?
Patricia Guppy, a pretty, delicate blonde from Sunderland, who once ran an escort agency, is understood to have kept the alleged incident that sparked Guppy’s fury secret for more than a decade because she did not wish to upset her husband.
At the time, with her husband just starting his jail sentence, she was living on Spencer’s Althorp estate in Northamptonshire.
Having turned down his sister Diana’s request for permission to reside in the Garden House at Althorp, the Earl instead offered the house to Patricia and her toddler daughter, who was born shortly after Guppy’s incarceration.
Friends of Guppy claim that while she was there – and later when she for a face-to-face meeting came a month later when Spencer was due to visit Cape Town for his birthday on May 20. Guppy, who had returned from a European business trip specifically to confront his friend, called Spencer on his mobile phone and said he believed his story, but wanted to hear it from him in person.
A wary Spencer, who had married his second wife Caroline ‘Pidge’ Freud in 2001, agreed to meet Darius in a public place, but his friend convinced him it would be better to keep it private and assured him he would be safe at his house.
Patricia Guppy was away at a spa for the weekend when the Earl arrived at the house at lunchtime on May 21.
According to friends of Guppy, Darius asked his friend for an explanation and the Earl insisted he had never made advances on Patricia. Guppy accused him of lying and began punching and kicking him on the lawn in front of his children, who are said to have been ‘cheering from the window’.
The attack left Spencer with cuts to his nose, a black eye, concussion and a fractured cheek bone.
It ended only when the new husband of Spencer’s ex-wife Victoria – who also lives in the area – climbed over the gates to the Guppy house after hearing the fight.
Called Jonathan Aitken, though no relation of the disgraced former Tory MP, he was accompanied by Spencer’s four children from his first marriage who were appalled at what they witnessed. Aitken pulled Guppy off and took a battered Spencer home.
Two days later Darius is understood to have written to Spencer accusing him again of sexually harassing his wife. To make sure he added insult to injury, ‘friends’ of Guppy let Earl Spencer’s humiliation become public by briefing journalists and offering to show them Guppy’s letter to Spencer.
The Earl has made no comment about the allegations or the attack. But the dramatic rupture of his friendship with Guppy has astonished those who know them.
The two were inseparable at Oxford during their wildest excesses, they were each other’s best man and Spencer housed Guppy and his family when he was released from prison.
But Guppy’s acts of retribution are legendary. At university, he famously engaged in a feud with a landlord during which he made a six-hour abusive phone call and pushed fireworks through his target’s letterboxes.
Then, in 1990, there was the tabloid journalist who Guppy wanted to have beaten up (with the reluctant assistance of the bumbling Boris Johnson, who agreed to help discover the writer’s address) for probing into his background.
But perhaps his most famous vendetta – until this week – was against Lloyd’s of London. Guppy, who was named after the Persian king Darius by his Iranian folk-singer mother, risked his place in top-drawer society by faking a jewel robbery in a New York hotel.
He and fellow Oxford graduate Ben Marsh hired a stooge to tie them up and shoot a pillow so they could claim £1.8 million insurance to avenge Guppy’s father, who had lost all his money as a Lloyd’s name.
It was Charles Spencer who congratulated Guppy on his wedding day for fulfilling his prediction that he would be a millionaire or in Wormwood Scrubs by the age of 30.
And it was Charles Spencer who was rewarded with thanks for his ‘steadfast loyalty’ in Guppy’s lurid autobiography, Roll The Dice. But the bond between the two men has been shattered irrevocably by the violent scenes in the quiet Cape Town enclave of Constantia. The confrontation has also raised fresh questions about the mercurial Darius Guppy.
Since his release from Ford Open Prison in February 1996, he has kept a low profile (apart from painting a Georgian mansion he bought in County Tipperary an interesting shade of lilac) and sought to escape his notoriety. It is perhaps inevitable that he ended up in South Africa, a popular refuge for a number of former villains over the years.
The fraudster, his wife – a former factory worker turned model – their daughter and sons are now firmly ensconced in their new home, bought under his wife’s name for £433,000 in October 2004.
The sprawling bungalow sits at the top of a steep drive and is obscured from view by trees and bushes in the landscaped gardens.
Compared with the fake chateaux and huge Spanish-style villas that surround them, the house is modest, but it has all the accoutrements of a luxury expat life with its tennis courts and large swimming pool. Discretion is guaranteed in the oldest and most prestigious of Cape Town’s southern suburbs. The place exudes the easy ambience of old money. Guppy’s neighbours include diplomats, rich businessmen and Cape Town’s settler aristocracy; families who have owned land in the area for generations.
Locals speak of him as a rather menacing, egotistical man with an interest in martial arts and extreme pastimes such as diving with sharks. But he remains something of an enigma to them. And Guppy, 42, would like to keep it that way.
He and Patricia prefer to socialise with a small and close circle of British expatriates including Charles Spencer’s ex-wife, Victoria, a reformed drug addict, and her new husband Jonathan, a former Dior male model. Until recently, Earl Spencer, who spends part of the year in Cape Town, was part of their close-knit group.
The aristocrat has a grand mansion set in formal gardens with a stunning glass atrium just 200 yards from the Guppys and close to the impressive house sold by Mark Thatcher for £1.5 million last year after his conviction for attempting to help finance a coup in Equatorial Guinea.
The views from the Guppys’ house, across the mature woodland and pastures of Bel Ombre Meadow on the other side of the road to the wooded slopes of Table Mountain beyond, are spectacular.
At weekends, the Meadow is thick with joggers – including Patricia – and locals walking their dogs.
It is Patricia, who celebrated her 40th birthday last week, in particular who appears to have settled best into Constantia life.
A model ‘yummy mummy’, she is a familiar figure at the village shopping centre, with its Cape Dutch-style limewash buildings packed with restaurants, designer boutiques and coffee shops.
She is a regular at the Carlton Skin Care Centre, where Constantia housewives go for their facials, and at the local Virgin Active gym and Constantia tennis club, where her sixyearold twin sons have lessons.
The children are privately educated at schools where fees are a fraction of their British equivalents.
Annual fees at the all-boys prep school attended by the Guppy boys are between £1,000 and £2,500 for day pupils, rising to just under £4,000 for boarders – a sixth of the £25,000 a year charged by Darius’s alma mater, Eton College.
So life is good for the Guppys. But, one has to ask, how are they paying for all this?
Guppy left prison apparently penniless. He and his co-conspirator Ben Marsh were estimated to have made around £4 million from crime (there was a spot of gold smuggling as well as the insurance scam) and both were ordered to pay a £533,000 fine at the time of their conviction.
Marsh paid up the full amount, but Guppy claimed his share of the money had been spent or given to a mysterious businessman who had vanished. His fine was reduced to £227,000 on appeal and turned into a criminal compensation order payable to Lloyd’s.
In 1994, he declared himself bankrupt in order to avoid paying the cash, but the judge, Mr Justice Holland, was unimpressed and ordered Guppy to stay in prison until he came up with the money.
Eventually, a deal was done and the fraudster paid £165,000 (borrowed from a benefactor) to get out of jail.
Guppy made an estimated £100,000 from the serialisation of his life story in a newspaper and set up a couple of import and export companies in Ireland, although neither seemed to do much business.
He also marketed himself on the after-dinner-speech circuit with Marsh offering, as his promotional literature says, ‘incredible stories of a “James-Bond lifestyle including Uzi sub machineguns and crooks singing like canaries to the NYPD!”‘
But, according to documents in his new country of residence, he is now a property investor.
It is true that he appears to have made a nice profit from his Irish house, which cost £250,000 and was sold five years later, after significant refurbishment, for £800,000. But no money from that project seems to have been invested in the Guppys’ Constantia property.
It was bought from Jemplan Ltd, a company registered in the Isle of Man, with a mortgage for just under £500,000 – more than the total value of the house – from one of the largest banks in South Africa.
The house – and a blue Nissan Almera car – are registered in Patricia Guppy’s name.
Her husband is not listed as a director of any company in South Africa, nor, despite his job title, does he own any property in the country, and is unknown to the main players in the property industry.
Guppy’s ‘business’ certainly involves travel. ‘He’s never there,’ says one neighbour. ‘He’s away two weeks in every month. It’s always Patricia holding the fort.’
The tall, handsome Guppy is a familiar figure to regulars on the overnight flight from Johannesburg to Paris and has also been seen in London and Amsterdam.
His European sojourns mean that he pays no income tax in South Africa – residents who spend more than 183 days out of the country are exempt from tax on income earned abroad. But it means long absences from his family.
Patricia Guppy insists their marriage is as strong as ever – the couple recently celebrated their 15th wedding anniversary with a threeweek holiday in Istanbul. ‘We’re very happy,’ she said last week at their home.
However, friends are concerned about the fallout of the confrontation with Earl Spencer. One said: ‘Patricia is freaked out by exposure. Her big concern is the kids.’
She may be hoping that this is the last outing for Darius Guppy’s violent alter ego.
Interestingly, he used a quotation from a famous Sir Francis Bacon essay to start his autobiography: ‘Revenge is a kind of wild justice, which the more man’s nature runs to it, the more ought law to weed it out.’
The elusive Guppy appears to have learned nothing from his 17thcentury hero, who goes on to issue this dire warning: ‘Nay rather, vindictive persons live the life of witches; who, as they are mischievous, so end they infortunate.’”
“(CNSNews.com) – In the final presidential debate, President Obama dismissed reports about an agreement to hold one-on-one talks with Iranian officials after the election, but now, two weeks later, fresh claims have emerged on the eve of Tuesday’s election, this time tying senior Obama adviser Valerie Jarrett to alleged secret talks with representatives of supreme leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei.
Israel’s mass-circulation Yediot Ahronot newspaper cited unidentified Israeli officials as saying the talks had been led by the Iranian-born Jarrett, were held in Bahrain, and had taken place over “several months.”
“Worshipful Company of Insurers … The Master – Richard Hudson
Rick Hudson BSc (Econ), MBA, FCII, unlike the previous three Junior Wardens, is not an accountant. Rick joined the Royal in 1974 when no one, including Rick, expected him to stay long with the employer. 31 years later he left as Group Risk Director. During his time at Royal he worked mainly in London but spent several years abroad in South Africa, Spain and the USA.
He was very fortunate and proud to be the President of the CII in 2003/4 and remains a great advocate of our Professional Body.
Since retiring from the RSA, Rick has filled his time with a portfolio of Chairmanships, Directorships and Trustee positions. He enjoys the diversity of being involved in Life Assurance, Company P&C, Lloyds, Captives, Pension Funds and Charities and is looking forward to focusing more on our Company over the next years.
Rick married Anne, the girl he met at University, and they have three grown up children. He supports Arsenal and shares season tickets with Company member Bob Beckett. He has a keen interest in “wine”, enjoys social bridge and many different sports although now, unfortunately, purely as a spectator.
He lives in Hertfordshire and also has homes in Sunderland and Cape Town [allegedly the base for a fake passport production factory set up with Darius Guppy]; he enjoys all three locations immensely but for different reasons and at different times of year!”
“David Greenfield Non Executive Director David Greenfield joined the Board of Chaucer Syndicates in July, following the acquisition of Chaucer Holdings by The Hanover Insurance Group. David has served as Executive Vice President – Chief Financial Officer and Principal Accounting Officer at The Hanover Group since March 2011. Prior to that, from December 2010 to March 2011, he served as Executive Vice President –Senior Finance Officer. Prior to joining the Company, David served as the Chief Financial Officer of Axis Capital Holdings Limited from 2006 until 2010. From 1984 to 2006, David worked for KPMG LLP, where he advanced to partnership serving as KPMG’s Global Sector Chair for Insurance and a member of KPMG’s Global Financial Services Leadership Team.”
“In February 2002 R&SA set aside £384 million to double its reserves available for asbestos claims which, combined with claims of £215 million arising from the 11 September attacks, wiped out its 2001 profits. R&SA put up seven of its subsidiaries for sale in an attempt to raise a further £800 million to cover liabilities for asbestos insurance claims in the United States.Friends Ivory & Sime subsequently acquired R&SA’s UK asset management subsidiary in May 2002 for £240 million. The situation was further compounded by R&SA having to reserve £1.2 billion against liabilities for guaranteed annuities, the product which caused the collapse of Equitable Life, and was also facing a fine from the Financial Services Authority for failure to meet the deadline in the pension mis-selling review. Two months later Friends Provident acquired R&SA’s offshore life unit International Financial Services Limited, based on the Isle of Man, for £133 million. In July 2002 R&SA sold its group risk business to Canada Life for £60 million.R&SA was forced to close its life business, with the loss of 1,200 jobs, in August 2002.”
“David Mead Chief Operating Officer T: +44 (0)20 7397 9700 David Mead, Chief Operating Officer has been a director at Chaucer since September 2010. He is responsible for leading further development and implementation of Chaucer’s operations and service strategy, with a focus on building first class operations and processes. David has over 30 years experience in operations management and performance improvement. He joined Chaucer from Willis, where he was Managing Director of Group Operations. David has also held previous positions as COO of Aon Ltd, and with First Direct Bank.”