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Die ACI Dubai Fond Pleite und Robin Lohmanns neue Firma mit Vermögen der ACI ?

Posted by 7starsdubai on September 20, 2010


In der Öffentlichkeit stellte sich der Familien-Klan gern als Opfer der
Wirtschaftskrise dar. Doch, nachdem der Verkaufsdeal für die Fonds II
bis V im Dezember 2008 an den arabischen Kohlen- und
Geschenkartikelhändler YAMA LLC geplatzt war und die ACI an 1.800
Anleger weder die versprochene Rendite von 60 Millionen Euro noch denVerkaufspreis von 124,5 Millionen Euro ausbezahlt hat, war Juniorchef Robin Lohmann nicht wirklich auf der Suche nach neuen Investoren,sondern gründete ein neue Firma aus dem Vermögen der Mutterfirma ACI.

Am 16. Juni 2010 wurde in der Berliner Straße 7 in Gütersloh, dem Sitz der
ACI, eine “Platin 567. GmbH, Frankfurt am Main” gegründet. Anderthalb
Monate stand der Firma eine Antje Borcherdt (42) als Geschäftsführerin
vor, dann übernahm Robin Lohmann den Job. Sein Wohnort wird mit
Emirates Hills/Dubai angegeben.

Aus dem Handelsregister gehthervor, dass die neue Firma “Teile des  Vermögens (DUBAI BRANCH) der Alternative Capital Invest GmbH & Co. KG mit Sitz in Gütersloh als Gesamtheit im Wege der Umwandlung durch Abspaltung übernommen” hat.

Gläubiger haben nun laut dem öffentlichen Registereintrag seit dem Stichtag 2.August 2010 sechs Monate Zeit, “ihren Anspruch nach Grund und Höhe
schriftlich” anzumelden. Ansonsten wird die Abspaltung des Vermögens an
Robins neue Firma rechtswirksam.

Handelsregisterveröffentlichung zur Platin 567. GmbH:

Platin 567. GmbH
Frankfurt am Main
GEGRÜNDET: 16. Juni 2010
ALTE ADDRESSE: Berliner Str. 7, Gütersloh, 33330
Geschäftsführer – Frau Antje Borcherdt (*27.08.1968) – ausgeschieden 30. Juli 2010Bestellt als Geschäftsführer: Lohmann, Robin, (*29.01.1975) – Emirates Hills/Dubai

Veränderungen 31.08.2010
Platin 567. GmbH, Frankfurt am Main, Berliner Str. 7, 33330 Gütersloh.
Die Gesellschaft hat nach Maßgabe des Spaltungs- und Übernahmevertrages
vom 02.08.2010 sowie der Zustimmungsbeschlüsse der beteiligten Rechtsträger  vom selben Tag Teile des Vermögens (DUBAI BRANCH) der Alternative Capital Invest GmbH & Co. KG mit Sitz in Gütersloh (Amtsgericht Gütersloh HRA 6289) als Gesamtheit im Wege der Umwandlung durch Abspaltung übernommen.

Die Abspaltung wird erst wirksam mit Eintragung im Register des Sitzes des
übertragenden Rechtsträgers. Als nicht eingetragen wird bekannt gemacht:
Den Gläubigern der an der Abspaltung beteiligten Rechtsträger ist, wenn sie
binnen sechs Monaten nach dem Tag, an dem die Eintragung der Abspaltung  in das Register des Sitzes desjenigen Rechtsträgers, dessen Gläubiger sie sind, nach §§ 125, 19 Absatz 3 UmwG als bekanntgemacht gilt, ihren Anspruch nach Grund und Höhe schriftlich anmelden, Sicherheit zu leisten, soweit sie nicht Befriedigung verlangen können. Dieses Recht steht den Gläubigern jedoch nur zu, wenn sie glaubhaft machen, dass durch die Abspaltung die Erfüllung ihrer Forderung gefährdet wird.
Dann – Abspaltung der Dubai Branch und Übertragung auf die Platin 567. GmbH:

Alternative Capital Invest IV. Beteiligungs GmbH
Die Gesellschaft hat nach Maßgabe des Spaltungs- und Übernahmevertrages
vom 08.07.2010 sowie der Zustimmungsbeschlüsse ihrer Gesellschafter-versammlung vom 08.07.2010 und der Gesellschafterversammlung des übertragenden Rechtsträgers vom 08.07.2010 Teile des Vermögens der Alternative Capital Invest GmbH & Co. KG mit Sitz in Gütersloh (AG Gütersloh HRA 6289) als Gesamtheit im Wege der Umwandlung
durch Abspaltung übernommen. Die Abspaltung wird erst wirksam mit Eintragung auf dem Registerblatt des übertragenden Rechtsträgers.
Als nicht eingetragen wird bekannt gemacht: Den Gläubigern der an der Abspaltung beteiligten Rechtsträger ist, wenn sie binnen sechs Monaten nach dem Tag, an dem die Eintragung der Abspaltung in das Register des Sitzes desjenigen Rechtsträgers, dessen Gläubiger sie sind, nach § 19 Absatz 3 UmwG als bekanntgemacht gilt, ihren Anspruch nach Grund und Höhe schriftlich anmelden, Sicherheit zu leisten, soweit sie nicht Befriedigung verlangen können. Dieses Recht steht den Gläubigern jedoch nur zu,
wenn sie glaubhaft machen, dass durch die Abspaltung die Erfüllung ihrer Forderung gefährdet wird.

Platin 567. GmbH
Die Gesellschaft hat nach Maßgabe des Spaltungs- und Übernahmevertrages
vom 02.08.2010 sowie der Zustimmungsbeschlüsse der beteiligten Rechtsträger vom selben Tag Teile des Vermögens (DUBAI BRANCH) der Alternative Capital Invest GmbH & Co. KG mit Sitz in Gütersloh (Amtsgericht Gütersloh HRA 6289) als Gesamtheit im Wege der Umwandlung durch Abspaltung übernommen. Die Abspaltung wird erst wirksam mit Eintragung im Register des Sitzes des übertragenden Rechtsträgers.
Als nicht eingetragen wird bekannt gemacht: Den Gläubigern der an der Abspaltung beteiligten Rechtsträger ist, wenn sie binnen sechs Monaten nach dem Tag, an dem die Eintragung der Abspaltung in das Register des Sitzes desjenigen Rechtsträgers, dessen Gläubiger sie sind, nach §§ 125, 19 Absatz 3 UmwG als bekanntgemacht gilt, ihren Anspruch nach Grund und Höhe schriftlich anmelden, Sicherheit zu leisten, soweit sie nicht Befriedigung verlangen können. Dieses Recht steht den Gläubigern jedoch nur zu, wenn sie glaubhaft machen, dass durch die Abspaltung die Erfüllung ihrer Forderung gefährdet wird.

source
http://www.gomopa.net/Pressemitteilungen.html?id=563&mel…

and

read also Reports in the UAE Press: The National
Arabian Business

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Human Rights Dubai – Details of a detention in UAE

Posted by 7starsdubai on September 19, 2010


source

Report from 2006

DUBAI, United Arab Emirates — Mohammed al-Roken is perhaps the most prominent human rights activist in Dubai. That distinction has cost him. He was arrested twice. The government forced him out of his job as a professor, canceled his public lectures and banned him from writing in newspapers. His passport was seized, barring him from traveling abroad.

Dr. Mohammed Al Roken was in the lobby of one of Dubai’s hotels on 27 July 2006 where he was with a German lady discussing the convening of an international conference on human rights. Suddenly they were surrounded by a group of security and intelligence men and they were both taken to the Dubai Police General Command – Security and Intelligence Department. Each of them was interrogated separately. The interrogation with Al Roken started with questions about his involvement in Islamic work and his connections with international legal and media organizations.

The questioning was accompanied by insults and degradation. When he started to hold back and remind them of his rights pointing out that he knows no reason for such a surprising and illegal arrest, security men started making fun of him and of the human rights he was talking about.

They threatened him that if he does not cooperate and provide information and stop his activities they will frame him by accusing him of an immoral act. They played a tape of a phone call where Dr. Al Roken was talking to a woman and told him that they were able of dubbing the tape in such a way to use it as evidence to damage his reputation and “expose him before the public”. At the same time the interrogators continued with their humiliating treatment of him. Extremely tired, Dr. Al Roken was forced to give some information about his activities in the fields of human rights and
reform and his affiliations inside the country and outside it without giving too many details.

Late at night, the security men brought him some food. After eating he felt so tired and fell asleep. When he woke up in the morning he felt that his clothes were wet. As he was checking his clothes, the security men took all his clothes off and gave him other clothes to wear. They told him that they will keep the clothes for evidence against him in the crime they are going to invent against him. He had feelings of depression and fear of damaged reputation. After heaps of insults, he was told to get ready as his family was coming to take him home. He was glad to hear that and got ready for going home.

He was taken to another room where a security officer was sitting behind a desk with a document in front of him. Dr. Al Roken was asked to sign the document, when he asked about the content of the document, he was told that it was a
statement admitting to having committed adultery with the German lady. He rejected this and insisted on his innocence, but he was threatened that he will be taken back to cells again where he will be subjected to extreme
psychological torture and will not see his family. At the time Dr. Al Roken had lost his balance and ability to argue, he signed the document telling the interrogator that he does not admit to anything in the statement and that he
signed it under duress. His priority was to get away from pressure and torture, he was asked not to tell anyone of what has happened to him.

Two interrogators took turns in interrogating Dr. Al Roken, one of them dealt the rough treatment and threats and the other dealt the more human treatment and urged Dr. Al Roken to cooperate and he would be
released in a few hours.

After signing the document, Dr. Al Roken was released and arrived home tired and in a very sorry state. He told his family what has happened to him.

Amongst the things he told his family is that the security men were displeased with the relations Dr. Al Roken has with
influential figures in UAE such as Sheikh Sultan Bin Kayed al-Qasemi and others.

He added that the security authorities were upset with his writings, interviews and participation in human rights activities worldwide and asked him to stop all these activities.

Immediately after his release, Dr. Al Roken traveled with his family abroad. On his return security men started contacting him and he refused meeting them for a while then he accepted a meeting with one of them at
the Bustan hotel in Dubai.
The agent asked him for information about the Islamic movement that he is affiliated with. Dr. Al Roken refused to cooperate asking the agent how did he expect him to cooperate while his department had already started, as threatened, damaging his reputation by spreading rumors that he has committed adultery which was not true. The agent denied that his department was spreading such rumors, but Dr. Al Roken told him that his brother and friends told him that such a rumor was being spread and the meeting ended without any results after two hours.

He was summoned again [to the interrogation centre] on Wednesday morning 23/8/2006, he tried not to attend but he was threatened with being arrested. He told his family and brothers before going to the centre where he had to wait till 5:00 pm when they brought him food and drink but he refused to eat or drink to avoid a repeat of what has happened to him the first time.

After that he was blindfolded and a tough interrogator, who was specialized in psychological torture, came into the room and started heaping insults on Dr. Al Roken describing him as an animal, someone without heart or humanity and ill-mannered and tried to get information out of him about the his various activities and names of people he meets in the country and abroad. He was threatened that if he does not admit they will bring members of his family and make them watch a video of him in a sexual act. Dr. Al Roken replied that they have already started to spread damaging rumors about him and that he was sure of his innocence and their threats do not frighten him the least.

The interrogation and psychological torture lasted until 7:10 pm, when he was allowed to pray. After the prayers, another interrogator interviewed Dr. Al Roken without the blindfolds this time. The interrogator started calming him down and apologizing for the rough treatment. Dr. Al Roken was left to spend the night in a cell.

On Thursday morning, the same rough interrogator came to see Dr. Al Roken and repeated the same insults and degrading treatment, but Dr. Al Roken did not cooperate, the session lasted for about three hours. He was then left till Friday afternoon when he was asked to phone his family and ask them to come and bring along his passport to take him home. Dr. Al Roken left his prison cell home extremely tired and in a state of shock as a resultof the psychological torture he was subjected .

The Security Department in Dubai applied for the prosecution of Dr. Al Roken on the accusation of committing adultery with the German lady. The Prosecution Services will decide on Sunday 10 September 2006 whether to go
ahead with the prosecution or not. The Security Department in Dubai threatened that the Prosecution
Services, the forensic laboratories and the Judiciary were all under their influence and that even if Dr. Al Roken was found to be innocent they would have achieved the goal of damaging his reputation.

According to lawyer and independent human rights activist Muhammad al-Roken, the government returned his passport in May 2007 but in 2008 the Ministry of Justice threatened to cancel his law license. Al-Roken received a three-month suspended sentence after being charged with sex out of wedlock in a politically motivated case in 2007.

Read also from The Washinghton Post A Bearth of Politics in Booming Dubai

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Dear Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid al Maktoum of Dubai

Posted by 7starsdubai on September 15, 2010


Sara Qurashi has written an Eid Letter to Sheikh Mohammed. The 11 year old Girl from Dubai is still waiting for an answer, an reaction or an gesture of his Highness.

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Comment of the Week – ACI Dubai and ACI Investment Funds

Posted by 7starsdubai on September 15, 2010


comment by MK

ACI – Abandoning Capital Innocent?

With view to the general reports in German and UAE (as well) media, the standard reader comes to the following result:

Anyone is responsible for ACI’s bankruptcy – except ACI itself or better said the Lohmann clan members:

A – DUBAI, because this “desert village” lured international capital with a too unrealistic metropolis vision!
Well, this seems to be viewed differentiated and seems to be depending from the professionalism of the developer – with a look to hundreds of successful real estate projects.
Following official ACI statements, Dubai should appear as pure biggest graveyard of abandoned construction plots. And if one out of 100 towers has reached completion there are no property tenants/users to move in. Well . . . staying here in Dubai draws a very different picture.

B – Again DUBAI, because Dubai legislation obliged ACI to withdraw 80% (!!!) of its asset values in one move as a law – and only this obligation caused the bankruptcy!
THIS IS NEITHER A JOKE, NOR A RUMOUR!!! THIS is ACI’s argumentation in their 2009 balance sheets as well as in their insolvency application!!! All shareholders are being told that the ACI management had no other choice than depreciating 80% of all asset values, forced by a rule existing in Dubai. Well, this is the first case of its kind where (definitely not existing) accounting regulation from Dubai has got legal influence on balance sheets under German legislation.

C – The FINACIAL CRISIS, of course!
Sure, ACI is and will never be the only “Ponzi”, misusing the global financial crisis as wildcard explanation for own incompetence.

D – “INTRIGUES” by competitors and UNFAVORABLE REPORTS in the media!
ACI and its dubious strategies have been at least since summer 2005 (!!!) topic in various German media and blogs. But of course, the reflex is typical, “who is not with us, is against us”. There has never been a kind of differentiation between serious critical questions and ACI’s own fears to get “disclosed”.

Summarizing: ACI and its unqualified family management clan belongs to the “unsung heroes” of the international development scene which they entered from operating a small garments shop in Guetersloh (!!!). And the disaster now is only result of crock investors, lawyers, journalists, bloggers etc.

comment by Martin

For the more involved ones, all ACI statements as well as activities during the last weeks are much more than a joke – they show very clear indicators for a bi-national multi-million-Euro-fraud. All usual ingredients are part of the game: directors resignation short before filing bankruptcy, secession of assets to installed shelf companies, round blaming of third parties as responsible etc. etc.

It’s a matter of fact that the ACI bankruptcy is NOT a standard entrepreneurial accident – it is a devious weave of fraud.

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ACI Dubai Funds filed bankruptcy in Germany

Posted by 7starsdubai on September 14, 2010


source nw-news

Gütersloh / Bielefeld, Germany (dpa).

Several companies from real estate funds in Dubai, under the umbrella of the Gütersloh investment company ACI have registered on Friday for bankruptcy.  In this act it is the companies of the Fund II to V and the ACI IV Beteiligungs GmbH, said the district court of Bielefeld. A temporary administrator will probably determined on Monday, it said.  File number has not yet been awarded.
The company had previously announced bankruptcy.  ACI-founder Uwe Lohmann had stressed that the reason is the falling price of real estate in Dubai.
continue  reading original text in german ….

Full report update source The National September 14, 2010

Berlin // German prosecutors have confirmed they are investigating
the management of Alternative Capital Invest (ACI), the biggest German
property investment fund in Dubai, amid allegations of fraud. The
company had declared bankruptcy on four of its investment funds.

An investigation has been launched against executives of the company ACI
for alleged capital investment fraud and breach of trust,” Heinrich
Rempe, a senior prosecutor in Bielefeld, western Germany, told The
National last night.

The company set up investment funds in Germany with the purpose of
entering into investments in Dubai. The investigation is focusing on
alleged false information given in the prospectus the company issued
for its funds.

Mr Rempe said ACI had a total of seven investment funds and that four of them, numbered II to V, had filed for insolvency. He said the investigation had been going on for several months.

“The probe is still at an early stage,” Mr Rempe added.

ACI declined to comment.

Accordingto Handelsblatt, a leading German business newspaper, ACI had collected about €210 million (Dh1 billion) from about 6,000 investors in its
various funds to invest in constructing high-rise developments in
Dubai.

Handelsblatt said Bielefeld prosecutors were investigating the founder of ACI, Hanns-Uwe Lohmann, and his son Robin, and that ACI’s headquarter in the western German town of Guetersloh had been searched in June.

Mr.Lohmann has denied the allegations. German media quoted him as saying the projects ACI had invested in were unfinished and the slump in Dubai property prices had forced the company to make “unavoidable balance sheet write-downs of the book values.

Mr Lohmann has resigned as the chief executive of ACI.
ACI is engaged in several development and property projects in Dubai and was best known for its concept of “tower branding”.

The fund company was planning towers named after celebrities such as
the Formula 1 drivers Michael Schumacher and Niki Lauda, and the tennis
champion Boris Becker. Huge advertisement campaigns ran throughout Dubai until 2008 before the property market reached its peak.ACI
told investors in a recent letter that while its Dubai Fonds II to V
had declared bankruptcy, the latest funds Dubai Fonds VI and VII had
not. Fonds I had been closed at an earlier date, and €13.5m had been
paid out to investors.Media reports said ACI had expected to realise projects worth more
than €600m in Dubai before the financial situation deteriorated.

ACI
developments include the Dubai Star tower in Jumeirah Lake Towers for
which a new contractor is being sought, according to a statement by ACI
Real Estate in Dubai.
The Q Sami tower and Victory Bay in Business Bay are also seeking new contractors. The PKS Residences and the Mayfield Gardens projects in Jumeirah Village have been put on hold, along with the Niki Lauda, Boris Becker and Michael Schumacher towers and the Wings of Arabia project in Dubailand.

Progress on the Ferretti and Pershing Beach Residences on Waterfront
have also ground to a halt, although they were slated for completion by
next year.

ACI claims that some of the projects have already been sold.
Earlier this year, ACI tried unsuccessfully to sell other assets as potential
buyers cancelled deals. Mr Lohmann blamed this on “intrigues” by
competitors and unfavourable reports in the media.

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Arabische Agenten in Deutschland verhaftet

Posted by 7starsdubai on September 7, 2010


Deutschland scheint sich immer mehr zum Tummelplatz arabischer Spione zu entwickeln. Ausgesandt von ihren Auftraggebern im Nahen Osten, schleichen sich die Agenten in die Bundesrepublik, bilden hier Zellen und gehen von dort aus ihrem dunklen Handwerk nach. Häufig bestehen ihre Aufträge im Ausspionieren und Zerschlagen oppositioneller Gruppen aus ihrer Heimat, die sich in Deutschland aufhalten. Jetzt ließ der Generalbundesanwalt einen Libyer verhaften, der im Auftrag Gaddafis unterwegs war.

Für Omar K. klickten die Handschellen des Bundeskriminalamtes in Halle an der Saale (Sachsen-Anhalt). Nach Angaben der Bundesanwaltschaft in Karlsruhe wird dem 45-Jährigen vorgeworfen, informeller Mitarbeiter des libyschen Geheimdienstes gewesen zu sein und in Deutschland lebende Gegner des Gaddafi-Regimes ausspioniert zu haben. Die bei solchen Einsätzen abgeschöpften Informationen leiten die Agenten anschließend an ihren Geheimdienst weiter, der dann u. U. die in der Heimat verbliebenen Familienangehörigen der Oppositionellen angeht. Omar K. soll in der Zeit von April bis Mai diesen Jahres zwei weitere Agenten aus Libyen in Deutschland unterstützt haben. Dabei soll es sich um Adel Ab. (42) und Adel Al. (46) handeln. Dem Generalbundesanwalt zufolge hat Adel Ab. Bereits seit 2007 in Deutschland als Führungsoffizier fungiert und soll von hier aus in ganz Europa unterwegs gewesen sein. Sein Namensvetter war für die Absicherung der Treffen zwischen Agenten und Informanten zuständig. Solche Treffen finden häufig in Autobahnraststätten, Flughafencafes oder Bahnhofsrestaurants statt. Ab.soll in seiner Rolle als Führungsoffizier zudem ein Netz informeller Mitarbeiter in ganz Westeuropa aufgebaut haben. Ad. und Al. sitzen inzwischen ebenfalls in U-Haft.

Source Kopp

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Dubai aircraft crash – UPS Statement on Incident

Posted by 7starsdubai on September 5, 2010


September 04, 2010

A UPS cargo plane has been involved in an accident in Dubai.

At the request of the families, UPS can now confirm that two of our
crewmembers, Captain Doug Lampe of Louisville, Kentucky, and First
Officer Matthew Bell of Sanford, Florida, lost their lives in the crash
of Flight 6 yesterday, Sept. 3, in Dubai, United Arab Emirates.

The two pilots were flying a 747-400 en route to Cologne, Germany,
when it crashed near Dubai International Airport shortly after takeoff.

“This is a terrible tragedy, and all of us at UPS extend our deepest
sympathies to the families and friends of both of these crewmembers,”
said UPS CEO Scott Davis. “Our thoughts and prayers will continue to be
with them during this difficult time.”

The UPS Family Assistance Team is working with the victims’ families to help them in their time of need.

Captain Lampe, 48, has been with UPS since 1995. First Officer Bell,
38, has been with UPS since 2006. Both crewmembers flew out of UPS’s
Anchorage, Alaska domicile, or pilot base.

The aircraft, tail number N571UP, was just three years old, entering
UPS service off the Boeing production line in September 2007. The
airframe had flown 9977 hours, completing 1764 takeoffs and landings. It
was up to date on all maintenance, having just completed a major
inspection in June 2010.

UPS owns 12 747-400s, eight of which are new, and four of which have
been purchased from other carriers and adapted for UPS use. The
aircraft, which has a payload capacity of nearly 258,600 pounds, is used
on long-range international routes, such as the regular Dubai-Cologne
routing.

The National Transportation Safety Board (NTSB) is dispatching an
aviation investigation team to assist the General Civil Aviation
Authority (GACC) of the United Arab Emirates in the crash investigation.
The GCAA will take the lead on the investigation and release all
information on the progress of the investigation.

NTSB Chairman Deborah Hersman has designated senior air safety
investigator Bill English as the U.S. accredited representative. His
team will include NTSB specialists in the areas of human performance,
fire, operations and systems. The team will also include technical
advisors from the FAA, Boeing, UPS, GE and the Independent Pilots
Association.

A UPS team has arrived in Dubai at this time and will cooperate with authorities in the investigation.

“We established an internal command center within minutes of learning
of this tragedy. It will be staffed around the clock with experts from
every part of our operation,” said UPS Airlines President Bob Lekites.
“Safe, secure operations are our top priorities for our employees, our
customers, and our public stakeholders.”

source UPS

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