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JOHN HARTLEY FACES MULTI-MILLION JUDGMENT IN MIAMI

published in Sun TCI
By Hayden Boyce, Editor-in-Chief
• Mon, Sep 17, 2012

Local businessman and economist John Hartley will have to pay out close to $15million after a Florida court handed down a judgment against him on Wednesday September 12th, 2012.

The judgment, which was handed down in the United States District Court Southern District of Florida by judge James Cohn, was brought by multi-millionaire Edward Burger as trustee of the 2009 Hubbard Family and some other investors, as a result of Hartley’s involvement in a scam in which he and some of his friends were sued for selling elite shares in an electric-car company that they didn’t actually own.

The businessman and investors sued Hartley under Section 10(b) of the Securities and Exchange Act to recover substantial damages from Hartley related to $4.525 million which they invested to acquire shares in a company called Praetorian and/or G. Power, based on false representations that such interests would provide indirect ownership of Series A Preferred shares in Fisker Automotive Inc.

After making the investment, the businessmen never received the closing documents reflecting their shares in Praetorian. According to a copy of the court judgment which was obtained by The SUN, the complaint alleges that Mr. Hartley was a founding partner and member of Praetorian Fund, and that along with other defendants
Mattera, van Siclen, G. Power, and Praetorian Fund, “caused various documents to be prepared to promote the sale of shares in the LLC entity which would own the Fisker shares.”

The investors allege that a Private Placement Memorandum and subscription documents provided to them prior to their investments “represented that G. Power already owned $20 million in shares of Fisker.” They contend that as a director of Defendant Praetorian Fund, Mr.Hartley made misrepresentations contained in these documents and he participated in the scheme to deceive them.

Furthermore, the Amended Complaint contends that in early January 2011, Mr. Hartley and van Siclen met with a trustee of the Plaintiff 2009 Hubbard Family Trust, and discussed the investment, representing what a great investment it was. The investors allege that Mr. Hartley continued to cover up the fact that G. Power did not own any shares in Fisker.

Mr. Hartley opposed the Motion for Summary Judgment and has cross-moved to dismiss the Amended Complaint. However, the judge stressed that the undisputed facts before the Court establish that Mr. Hartley, in conjunction with Mattera and van Siclen, conspired to solicit investors to invest in various G. Power entities to capitalize The Praetorian Global Fund.

The judge said: “The uncontroverted testimony of van Siclen is that Mr. Hartley participated in the drafting of the Private Placement Memorandum and subscription documents that were provided to the Plaintiffs which contained the false statements regarding the Fisker shares. Mr. Hartley, along with van Siclen, personally met with a representative of the Plaintiff 2009 Hubbard Family Trust in January 2011, a meeting wherein Mr. Hartley affirmed his partnership with van Siclen and Mattera, promoted
what a great investment it was, and represented that the closing had yet to take place.

Mr. Hartley also responded to email inquiries from the Plaintiffs regarding the status of the closings. Thus, the Court finds that Plaintiffs have established the existence of a conspiracy amongst the Defendants and that Mr. Hartley may be held jointly and severally liable for the actions of the Defendants.”

The judge said he agrees with the investors that they have established Mr. Hartley’s liability for his own fraudulent misrepresentations, adding that the undisputed record before the Court reflects that Mr. Hartley participated in drafting the Private Placement Memorandum and other subscription documents which misrepresented that G. Power II already owned $20 million Fisker Shares, when it did not in fact own any shares.

The judge continued: “In his Motion to Dismiss, Mr. Hartley ignores that Plaintiffs, in part, base their fraud claims on his own conduct. In an attempt to minimize his own actions, Mr. Hartley argues that he cannot be held liable based on the January 2011 dinner because “it took place, at its highest, in a social context, and at its lowest, in a haze of alcohol.”

The judge also noted that even if the allegations of the Amended Complaint are insufficient to establish that Mr. Hartley himself operated a business or himself caused tortious conduct within Florida, the Court still has personal jurisdiction over him based on Plaintiffs’ well-plead allegations that he participated in a conspiracy with other defendants who did commit tortious acts within Florida.

“Even if the Court does not have personal jurisdiction over Mr. Hartley via the Florida Long Arm Statute, the Court still has personal jurisdiction by virtue of Federal Rule of Civil Procedure 4(k)(2). Mr. Hartley is also alleged to have been a founding partner and director of Defendant Praetorian Fund. Id. After at least one Plaintiff wired funds to the escrow agent, located in Florida, Mr. Hartley, along with van Siclen, is alleged to have met with a co-trustee of the 2009 Hubbard Family Trust wherein he emphasized what a wonderful investment it was. Mr. Hartley is also alleged to have made repeated representations to the Plaintiffs that the
Fisker shares were owned by G. Power. Id. These specific allegations coupled with the allegations of conspiracy regarding Mr. Hartley and the other Defendants is sufficient for the Court to conclude that Mr. Hartley has sufficient minimum contacts with the United States as a whole to justify personal jurisdiction.
Accordingly, the Court rejects any assertion by Mr. Hartley that the Court is without jurisdiction over him. Accordingly, the court finds that Mr. Hartley has failed to demonstrate good cause to have the admissions withdrawn or amended pursuant to Federal Rule of Civil Procedure.”

Ironically, Hartley is one of the directors of the Conch Farm who are trying to sue the Turks and Caicos Islands Government for US$50million. His wife Monique Allen, is the lawyer who filed the case against TCIG.

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The Torch-John Hartley

A torch is a fire source,usually a https://www.golfsbeststores.com/ rod-shaped piece of wood with a rag soaked in pitch and/or some other flammable material wrapped around one end.

The torch is a common emblem of both enlightenment and hope.

“Our torch” is not filling the definitions from above.

Our torch is Misterrr John Hartley,the husband of  famous lawyer Misss Monique Allen,in Turks and Caicos Islands,which earned a lot of money through Dellis Cay  companies in the recent years.It is a big question,how many interest of conflicts Slot Gacor Maxwin she had through all these times?She is representing the Trinidad institution ,lender of Dellis Cay.Dellis Cay  construction is stacked now more as two years because of political issues in Turks and Caicos Islands.

The sources in Turks and Caicos are telling that John Hartley,as husband of Miss Monique Allen,wrote letters as Torch to Trinidad institution before receivership of Dellis Cay and pushed the end of Dellis Cay with wrong  background information’s throughne her wife!And the institution believed them.

The same John Hartley is reporting to London as well are telling the sources in Turks.

Nobody knows their real goals?

But only  Miami Herald and The SUN reported in October 2011 about him in the below article.

Please protect yourself from their actions and read carefully the below article.

John Hartley named in million dollar lawsuit in Florida Local businessman and economist John Hartley has been named as a defendant in a $4million lawsuit that was filed last month in the United States District Court for the Southern District of Florida.
The law suit is being brought by American multi-millionaire R.D Hubbard, who is also a Turks and Caicos Islands Belonger and a major investor and property owner here. It stems from a deal in which investors were convinced to come up with $4.5 million for shares in an electric car company, but they apparently got nothing for their money.
Court documents obtained by The SUN showed that Hubbard, through Edward Burger who is acting as trustee for the Hubbard Family Trust, is suing Hartley along with, John Mattera, Bradford Van Siclen, John Ray Arnold, and Praetorian Fund Limited (www.praetorianfund.com), of which Hartley is a director.
The story was even published in the Miami Herald on Friday.
According to Miami Herald, The Fisker Karma — a sleek, plug-in hybrid sports sedan — made its long-awaited debut earlier this year, and to heaping praise.
Car and Driver called the sports car, which fetches upwards to $100,000, “striking, luxurious, and easy on big-car guilt.” Popular Mechanic added: “The Fisker Karma is a standout luxury and performance vehicle, period.”
According to the court documents, Hubbard is seeking to to recover substantial damages caused by Defendants Praetorian, G. Power, Mattera, Hartley, van Siclen, Arnold and Fund blatant and fraudulent misrepresentations in soliciting Plaintiffs to invest $4.525 million to acquire shares in Praetorian and/or G. Power, based on false representations that such interests would provide indirect ownership of Series A Preferred shares in Fisker Automotive Inc. (“Fisker”).
It is alleged that Praetorian, G. Power, Mattera, Hartley and van Siclen, at various times, represented Plaintiffs these shares were owned by Mattera, Praetorian or G. Power. However, after they made their investment, Plaintiffs never received the shares reflecting their membership interest in Praetorian. Plaintiffs then discovered that  Mattera, Praetorian and G. Power did not own the Fisker Series A Preferred shares.
It is also alleged that Arnold and First American rtp slot terbaru participated in these securities violations by violating their duties as escrow agents to the Investors who trusted them to hold their moneys pending a proper closing of this transaction.
The court document said there is also an action for breach of fiduciary duty against the escrow agents for this transaction and an action for breach of contract against Praetorian, because Praetorian took Investors’ money but did not issue them shares representing a corresponding interest in Fisker shares and insofar as Praetorian and G. Power do not own the Series A Preferred shares in Fisker.
It is also alleged that Praetorian, G. Power, Mattera, Hartley, van Siclen and Fund fraudulently induced Plaintiffs to purchase membership interests by telling Plaintiffs that G. Power owned $20 million Series A Preferred shares in Fisker, and that through their investment, they would be purchasing an indirect ownership interest in Series A Preferred Fisker shares to the extent of their purchase.
According to the Miami Herald article, Mattera acknowledges he never owned Fisker Series A-1 preferred stock, which the investors were told they were buying. He did have a substantial holding of similar Series B stock, which he said he tasked Situs Slot Online associates Bradford van Siclen and John Hartley with selling. Mattera said van Siclen, the New Jersey-based private equity broker who is a defendant in the lawsuit along with Hartley, was responsible for misrepresenting the offer. A message left for van Siclen at his business, The Praetorian Fund, went unanswered this week.
The SUN was unable to reach Hartley for comment up to press time.
Published October 18th, 2011 in the SUN ,Turks and Caicos Islands.

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