The story is relatively imminent from the worst nightmare one could ever imagine. A young man, Carl Szantyr (35), born and raised in France has committed dozens of scams and has nonetheless cheated and stolen the French, Singaporean and Luxembourg governments but also several individual victims. Among those victims are elderly people (some past away, their relatives have launched lawsuits on their behalf), members of the Jewish community and Carl Szantyr’s former best friend of more than 20 years…
Carl Szantyr has hired a firm “LAUDANS” and threatened all the medias to have any articles to be deleted. His director Mr ANTOINE DE TOURNEMIRE has been hired by Carl Szantyr to help Szantyr get a new and clean reputation.C
Carl Szantyr has no limits in his yearning to steal and manipulate his victims. His LUXEMBOURG scam? He reaches out to potential victims by promising them high rates of interest and proposes them to have their savings in banks that are located in Luxembourg and Singapore. He often appeals them by doing a “Ponzi Scheme” (used by Bernie Madoff among others) where he gives them a large amount of dividends. The future victim is impressed and appealed by the gain and the natural alluring speech of Szantyr. The latter makes them sign “Bank Account Opening” documents where the future victim will naturally list himself as the “Beneficiary Owner”. Then instead of giving those documents to the bank (with the victim listed as “Beneficiary Owner”), Szantyr sends another copy of those documents where he lists himself as the “Beneficiary Owner”. He requests from the bank to receive a credit card attached to this newly opened account with the name of the victim. Once the account is opened, Szantyr returns to the victim with the credit card and tells him that the account is opened, and that they can transfer the funds so that he can deliver them even higher earnings. The victim having received the card and seeing that everything is in order decides to wire the funds. When the funds hit the account, within the very same day, Szantyr clears all the balance in cash! The victim becomes desperate, as he can’t claim his money back, since the account has for beneficiary owner Szantyr and not himself.
This French Madoff’s inspired is using beyond a Ponzi scheme but also uses the passport copy and photo ID of his victims (obtained from the Opening Bank Accounts’ required documents that Szantyr requested to supposedly send to the bank) to open instead, without their authorizations, bank accounts and offshore companies where Szantyr then transfers the money from other victims. You follow? Some victims have discovered that they had offshore accounts and companies listed under their names but had also funds transferred from others victims.
Now let’s talk about his SINGAPORE scam:
In 2012, in a desire to attract rich investors and to make Singapore as a new financial platform in Asia, the Singaporean government has been offering grants to any foreigners who wish to invest in Singapore. If you hire 3 employees minimum (minors conditions apply), the government reimburses you 60% of your investment. So what Szantyr did? He created through a local company called “Contact One” (www.contactone.com.sg) who opens Singaporean companies for a $600 package. Szantyr billed back this same package for $20,000 to his victims! Then, he found his local accomplice to do a “ménage à trois”, in others words a “Carousel fraud”: Szantyr’s company “Goldstone Capital Management” pays one local Singaporean company who has already 3 employees. Later this company refunds the money Szantyr paid, to another company (which belongs to Szantyr such “CFS ONE” or “RS Capital Asia” among others), who after sends it back to Szantyr! That way, Szantyr may go to the Singaporean government showing them the evidence that he hired employees and invested money in a Singaporean company and therefore can now claim 60% of the money he never invested. Ingenious? Yes. To our knowledge, Carl Szantyr managed to steal nearly 2 millions dollars from the Singaporean government through that scam. However, thanks to the alerts made by one victim, the Singaporean government and the national bank DBS (where Szantyr had his companies listed) have both acted responsibly and filled up for fraud against Szantyr. It is interesting to see that Felix Szantyr (Carl Szantyr’s father) had accounts in that bank. In others cases, Szantyr has appealed futures individuals victims by telling them that Singapore is the best way to have your money in, and to a certain point even mentioned the above scam. He created a company for his victims (through Contact One and his accountant named “Shanice”) and then operated as he did in Luxembourg by listing himself as the beneficiary owner and then stealing all the victim’s money.
The name of the companies, owned by Szantyr which he operates with, are called Goldstone (aka Goldstone Capital Asia), Ra.RDV Limited and General Investment Group (now closed by French authorities and under investigation for fraudulent activities) among others.
To our knowledge, Carl Szantyr who is living in Saint-Thibault des Vignes (20 miles from Paris) with his mother Brigitte Gineste, has stolen over few millions dollars from dozens of victims worldwide. To find his new victims, he visited the international high society but also synagogues in London (city where he was hiding in order to avoid French and Singaporean authorities) passing himself as a member of the Jewish community to disgracefully attract new victims.
Sadly to say, Szantyr started out as a promising financial advisor before falling into the scam business. In France, he has participated in the Carbon Tax scam and covered multiple taxes evasion and VAT scams activities along with orchestrating several Ponzi schemes.
It’s at that time that he has also developed a strong relationship with banks in Luxembourg and Switzerland and brought them others fraudsters such as himself who had money to launder, mostly coming from tax evasion and Carbon Tax (aka C02).
A Family business!
Carl Szayntyr’s mother Brigitte Gineste (aka Brigitte Dujus) has supposedly operated money-laundering activities on the behalf of her son. Szantyr was coming nearly twice a month from Singapore bringing her cash that she was presumably laundering for him. Carl Szantyr’s father Felix Szantyr has landed his name and probably benefited monies on his son’s behalf. Several transfers from Carl Szantyr’s victim’s accounts were sent to Felix Szantyr’s accounts. His newlywed wife Yulia Tomilina, a Russian citizen former employee of Giambattista Valli Showroom in Milan, has also financially benefited from the fraud and followed her husband in London, Singapore and Paris. To our recent knowledge, Szantyr is trying to change his name as Charlie Tomilina (using his wife’s name) in order to obtain the Russian citizenship and pass under the customs radars. On facebook and social medias, he’s hiding as Carl Charlie.
This scam scheme also brings the question of how a fraudster can operate with banks. How those banks worked (and still do) with someone who is opening bank accounts, and transferring money from a third party (the victims) and then clearing it in cash the very same day? How come the banks, which are supposed and imposed to follow strict regulations, don’t ask questions to their clients such as, where the money is from? Who is the person sending the money? How come they don’t come to the bank, knowing that even a credit card is issued under their names?
Remember that the financial laws obligates the banks to know their clients and report to their authorities any suspect activities in order to fight money laundering, which often benefits terrorism, drug business and crime. How a bank can allow someone to take in cash a 6 figures numbers the very same day of the transfer (from the victim) without asking questions? Try to do this in the US, and you’ll see the answer of the cashier!
This book written by one of the most important victim of this scam (who has thankfully alerted all his entourage, victims in the process and governments in order to prevent Szantyr of stealing them, and is actively collaborating with authorities) regroups the investigation of nearly 3 years of researches detailing all the flaws of international money laundering schemes.
This writer/victim has hired the most sought after lawyer specialized in financial crimes and white-collar crime in France, Luxembourg and United States to fight this fraud, and promise to bring Szantyr and all the banks that have collaborated with him in front of the French, Luxembourg and United States justice courts. At the time this article is written, the Federal Bureau of Investigation (F.B.I) has been tipped of Szantyr’s activities and the key roles of the banks in Luxembourg and Singapore. An investigation is opened.
This book promises to show all the Szantyr’s scams and the way Luxembourg and Singaporean banks are both collaborating, and closing their eyes for the sake of having money in. It also brings confidential documents showing how a bank in Luxembourg has even provided to Carl Szantyr the “all inclusive money laundering package” such as the full creation of a Panamanian company. No serious banks are supposed to propose this service. And yet, they did.
The investigation includes transcriptions from phone conversations recorded by the victim, full stories of betrayal, classified documents, bank statements, original documents, interviews by specialist of finance criminality from important law enforcement and all the names of the lead actors of this international fraud including the bank employees. I had the pleasure to read one of the final drafts and I can guarantee you that you won’t be disappointed. This book is ready to become a worldwide major success and probably one of the most important financial crime scandals (along with Madoff, Panama Papers and more) ever brought to the public.
The so far 324 pages book is being finalized and should be released by beginning of 2017. The documentary directed by an award-winning director (name is voluntarily kept secret along with the publishing and production companies for security reasons, since Szantyr’s “lawyers” have often threatened to sue if anyone would reveal Szantyr’s fraudulent activities) is actually in development and should be released by the end of 2017.
Written by Financial writing