“Uncle Jurg and Auntie Em?”
FLAGARANT PHONIES STEAL $2 MILLION FROM “DIAMOND MINE” INVESTORS:
A bunch of people would like to know where-abouts’ of the man and woman who would be Dannielynn’s Aunt and Uncle. Yes, there are more. The world is full of these phony prince & princesses von Anhalts. Prince Jurgen von Anhalt and divorced (so they say) princes Emilia von Anhalt have been convicted of ninety-two (92) counts of fraud under the Ontario Canada Securities (Commission) Act. This would be the equivalent of the Securities & Exchange Commission (SEC) in the United States. Neither were present in court when the verdict was read and sentence passed March 19. Among other penalties, Jurgen got fifteen (15) months and Emilia two (2) years. Jurg was last sighted in Florida, and Em supposedly suns in Monaco. Considering they are otherwise occupied and were no-shows for the trial, don’t take any fool’s gold bets they will be back in Ontario to serve time. Extradition, while legally possible thanks to treaties in cooperating Countries, is doubtful. My guess is that as long as the pair stays clear of Canada, the matter will be relegated to the back burner. The rest of their bizzare doings follows.
(THESE PHOTOS WERE USED TO “EXTRACT” $ MILLIONS FROM “MINERS.” THE ANNOTATIONS ARE, OF COURSE, COURTESY OF OuteasY, BUT, TERMS REFERRING TO THE ‘SENSOR’ AND ‘SOIL ANALYSIS’ ARE ~ ALL THEIRS).
BAVARIAN BOUNDERS ~ CANADIAN CONS:
Jurgen and Emilia von Anhalt who insist on being called “prince” and “princess” are the way colourful co-founders of Lydia Diamond Exploration of Canada Ltd. (so named for their daughter). They were convicted of improperly selling shares to investors in contravention of a 2002 Ontario Securities Commission ruling that in addition to their jail sentences, prohibits them from trading securities for 12 years or acting as a director or officer of a public company for 15 years. Mr. Justice John Moore found Ms. von Anhalt guilty on 65 counts, while Mr. von Anhalt was found guilty on 27 counts of contravening the Ontario Securities Act.
Ms. von Anhalt, who lives in Monaco, was sentenced to two years less a day, while Mr. von Anhalt, who lives in Florida, drew a 15-month sentence. The couple divorced in 2004.
The pair were “repeat and flagrant offenders” who took more than $2-million from investors, Judge Moore said.
“The potential for abuse in the investment industry is high, and those involved have to be assured that those found to be in breach of the law will be dealt with severely,” he said.
After the hearing, OSC prosecutor Matthew Britton would not comment on whether the commission will seek extradition. “We’ll just review the sentence and consider our options,” he said.
Canada has extradition treaties with both the United States and Monaco. Chris Girouard, a spokesman for the federal Department of Justice, which administers all of Canada’s extradition requests, said there is nothing preventing extradition for matters prosecuted under the Ontario Securities Act. But he said many conditions must be in place before the treaties can be used. Critically, the violations must be also be considered parallel crimes by the other country, and there must be similar sentencing standards.
Ms. von Anhalt did not attend the trial or have a lawyer present. Her former husband also did not attend, but was represented by lawyer David Milosevic.
After the sentencing, Mr. Milosevic said he could not comment on whether Mr. von Anhalt will return to jail in Canada, noting he first intends to appeal. “We’re going to have to wait for the appeal,” the lawyer said. “We do believe there are good grounds for appeal.”
Mr. Milosevic said his client hopes “to get a better shake on sentencing” and maintains that his involvement in the crimes “was completely different” than that of his ex-wife, who orchestrated the efforts to raise money from investors.
Mr. Milosevic said Mr. von Anhalt did not attend the trial because he is applying for U.S. residency status and cannot leave the country while his case is under consideration.
Mr. von Anhalt is working as a holistic healer and as an artist. He specializes in what he calls “jet art” in which paint is splattered onto a canvas by an airplane engine.
At a sentencing hearing in February, Mr. Milosevic asked the court to impose a fine on his client, rather than a jail sentence, but said it would have to be a modest amount because Mr. von Anhalt is struggling to make ends meet.
Judge Moore yesterday rejected the fine option, saying it would be seen as nothing more than a “licensing fee” for those dealing improperly with investors.
The judge said it is important to note that most of the $2-million raised from investors is unaccounted for, and said there is no evidence the von Anhalts had any other source of income to explain their lavish lifestyle.
“The evidence supports the conclusion that the opulent lifestyle indulged in by the von Anhalts was financed by the investors,” he said.
The von Anhalts first appeared before the OSC in 2002, accused of raising $1.8-million from hundreds of investors in contravention of securities rules allowing no more than 50 investors in a private company. As many as 350 have come forward.
It emerged at that time that the duo had hired a psychic to help them sell shares. On one occasion, the psychic, Ms. Fran Harvie, also convicted, attempted to use her powers to help find diamonds she saw on a map at the site near Peterborough in Canada. Investors were told that contrary to modern thought, diamonds can be found all over the world, including Canada, but not Europe or Antarctica. (European eyebrows have long been raised about this “wing” of the Anhalt’s, and who wants to live in Antarctica anyway?)
In the current case, the OSC alleged that the duo ignored the trading ban imposed on them in 2002, and continued to entice numerous new investors to the company, which has no active operations.
Victims testified that they were misled about the company’s operations and its prospects for becoming listed on a stock exchange. One victim testified that the von Anhalts made a “plethora of pledges” about future fortunes, including claims that Austrian crystal maker D. Swarovksi & Co. was about to inject $6-million in capital into the company. No word on whether Zsa Zsa and Frederic were in on this.
A member of the genuine Royal von Anhalt family in Germany says the infamous duo who founded Lydia Diamond Exploration of Canada Ltd. has no connection to her family.
Jurgen and Emilia von Anhalt, have long used the titles “prince” and “princess” because Jurgen claims ancestry to the royal house of the former German principality of Saxony.
But Princess Corinna von Anhalt of Saxony insists Mr. von Anhalt is not a blood member of her clan.
In a recent e-mail exchange, she said her family cannot do anything about people who take the family’s titles because German law no longer protects family names from being used by other people.
“Obviously we are not at all amused about 50 people worldwide using our name to pretend they are members of an old German noble family,” she said.
She noted understanding that Jurgen von Anhalt’s name was originally Jurgen Richter.
An even more famous von Anhalt is Zsa Zsa Gabor’s husband, Prince Frederic von Anhalt, who reportedly bought his title as an adult in 1980 by paying a member of the von Anhalt family to adopt him. He was previously named Hans Robert Lichtenberg.
THE ‘JET’-SET ‘ART’ SCENE, THE MASTER RETURNS:
Jurg got into this ‘super-sonic’ scam when things got a bit ‘globally-warmed’ North of the border. You have to love the contextual aspect of this article, how Jurgen is now treating the world to his renaissance as an artist after abstaining from the medium for years. Read, “people got tired of the Easter Egg Hunt in Ontario and Dudley Do-Right is on my tail in the Canadian Rockies.” Oh, and check out the pumps Jurg is wearing standing on the “artist’s platform.” Looks like Emilia forgot to pack her Espadrilles prior to jetting off to Monaco.
Salvador only knows where Jurg picked up the idea for this wacky scam, but we’re giving him the Anemi Golden Moon Award. I think it’s great, much more creative than; “I am the Father of Anna Nicole’s baby.” Anybody can have a baby, with or without DNA. Also, I love the quote from the PR firm that handled this event in Pompano Beach, FL:
“Today, rapid change has opened up the door to boundless opportunity. In this mercurial climate, fifteen (15) minutes in the spotlight may be easily achieved, but at the (…), we move our clients to the front page and keep them there – for months, years and even decades.”
We can only hope the Warden doesn’t find and take away our beloved German gifts before the US Gatekeeper of the Green Cards sells one to, “His & Her’n royal Highness’s, prince Jurgen and the former Mrs. princess Emilia von Anhalt.” Thank you, Saxony.
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PICKIN’ PALM BEACH PLUMS:
Millennium Jet Art’ Worldwide Tour Lifts Off From Pompano Beach
International Renowned Expressionist Jurgen Prince Von Anhalt Creates Original Pieces of ‘Jet-Art’ By Using a Bombardier Challenger Jet Plane
POMPANO BEACH, Fla., June 26 /PRNewswire/ — The first leg of the “Millennium Jet Art” Worldwide Tour will take off promptly at 5:30 p.m. on July 15th, 2006, at Anthony Aviation air strip, at the Pompano Beach Air Park. To celebrate the occasion, 300 VIP guests have been invited to share the experience of the actual creation of several original pieces of art by world renowned expressionist Jurgen Prince von Anhalt.
This occasion also trumpets the professional renaissance of Jurgen, who had been abstaining from his creative medium for more than a decade. In the ensuing months, the Prince and his art entourage will tour several US cities including, Los Angeles, New York, Las Vegas, and Nashville, as well as international destinations including Dubai, Marbella, London, Paris, Rome, Berlin, Beirut, Japan and China.
Instead of relying on traditional methods of applying paint on the canvas, Jurgen utilizes the most unconventional paintbrush imaginable — a jet engine. For this world launch, the artist will use a Bombardier Challenger for the first time. The Aero Toy Store in Ft. Lauderdale is sponsoring usage of the jet. The artist will be strapped to a hydraulic platform, approximately 50 feet from the engaged engine, to adequately protect him from the hurricane force winds. As the engine is turned on, he will direct paint at a large reinforced canvas. The heat and velocity of the engine will disperse, blend and weld the paint onto the canvas.
“At each production I have a specific vision to combine color and texture,” explains Jurgen. “I choose colors indigenous to the pulse of the people and their cities in which I create, so the art is contextual within its surroundings.”
The first creation will be donated to The Ray G. Anthony Scholarship Fund, whose namesake is co-hosting the day’s event. Italian delicacies will be served, courtesy of Gino De Poli, general manager of Bice, Palm Beach. Strong supporters of Jet Art, Ree and Dennis Cole and their partner Peter Leon of Celebrity Realty, Inc. in Ft. Lauderdale have already pre-purchased one of a limited number of Jet Art paintings, which will be created at the event.
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