Fund raising site: http://www.gofundme.com/jaynevgoliath
Fund launched to help Jayne Powell ‘Champagne Jayne’ to fight Champagne authorities
From the site:
‘Champagne Jayne has spent many years of her life promoting and supporting the Champagne industry by educating and entertaining people from all parts of the world about Champagne. Despite her passionate efforts and support of the Champagne industry she is now being sued by the Comité Interprofessionnel du vin de Champagne (the CIVC) for deceiving and misleading conduct.
As a result of this disgraceful bullying by the CIVC, Champagne Jayne is being forced into bankruptcy. Champagne Jayne is an independent, creative professional being driven out of business by a powerful, global organisation, which has an abundance of funding and an expensive team of lawyers.
Champagne Jayne’s supporters have rallied together to create a fundraising campaign that will specifically raise enough funds to get a top gun negotiator for mediation and for closing, a QC or very assertive litigation lawyer to fight this Jayne vs Goliath battle against this disgusting behaviour of the CIVC.
Please help Champagne Jayne fight this outrageous battle by pressing the ‘Donate Now’ button and then share this campaign on social media. As a precedent not only will you be helping Champagne Jayne but also other businesses facing the same fate as a result of the bullying tactics of the CIVC.
In advance, we thank you deeply from the bottom of our hearts.
Coverage of court case on Jim’s Loire:
Day 3 (with links to Days 1 and 2): http://jimsloire.blogspot.co.uk/2014/12/fizzical-battle-day-three-round-3-civc.html
Scam maestro Kenneth Gundlach banned for 15 years
31-year-old Kenneth Jean Pierre Gundlach, director of Bordeaux Fine Wines Ltd and number of other companies, has been banned from being a UK director for the 15-year maximum period.
Gundlach’s wine investment company Bordeaux Fine Wines Ltd failed to buy at least 1,750 cases of fine wine sold to its clients as an investment. Investors handed over at least £9.3 million for wine that was never bought.
Instead Gundlach plundered the company’s funds receiving dividends of at least £10.3 million. Gundlach used this money to fund his lifestyle, which included a £2.7 million house in Surrey, expensive cars, racehorses, including the Bunbury Cup winner Field of Dream and the appropriately andhesontherun, private jet hire, and designer clothing and jewellery.
Bordeaux Fine Wines Ltd was formed in September 2008 with Gundlach as the sole director and sole shareholder – £1 of share capital. Gundlach operated a boiler room in central Croydon. In 2012 the firm’s turnover was £19.3 million.
The company was wound up in the public interest on 26 February 2014.
Commenting on the ban Paul Titherington, Official Receiver in the Public Interest Unit, said.
“It was Mr Gundlach and his salesmen who benefited from this company rather than its honest investors. He continued to sell wine when he knew he had failed to fulfil earlier sales. Anyone showing such blatant disregard for commercial morality should expect to be banned from running any limited company for a lengthy period time.”
Gundlach was also a director of Invest in Storage Ltd (dissolved February 2014), Capital Wealth Venture Ltd, Sales Recruit Ltd, formerly Dmlg Ltd providing investor leads, Driving Made Simple Ltd (dissolved November 2014) and Hunter & Reynolds Ltd (dissolved February 2014).
Hunter & Reynolds Ltd was registered at the Croydon boiler room address.
The company claimed to be ‘an independent investment brokerage, which specialises in fully managed, high yielding, asset-backed investments’. Although the company was not authorised to give financial advice. anyone interested in a SIPP (Self-Invested Personal Pension) was invited to phone the sales team.
Will the Fraud Squad shortly be fingering Mr Gundlach’s collar?
Talking a having your collar fingered by the authorities, it would seem that French law is finally catching up with poor Emeric (known as Emetic to his many friends) Sauty de Chalon, as the Paris Bourse authorities have slapped a 350,000 € fine on him. Couldn’t have happened to a nicer chap!!
‘Les ennuis de Sauty continuent
Le gendarme de la Bourse a requis au total 350.000 euros d’amendes mercredi contre la société de vente de vins en ligne 1855 et son ex-dirigeant Emeric Sauty de Chalon épinglé pour ses publications financières entre 2010 et 2012.’
‘Pour sa défense, M. Sauty de Chalon a estimé que l’AMF a procédé à une « très très belle réécriture de l’histoire », insistant sur le fait que la situation du groupe n’était pas la même il y a cinq ou six ans, notamment avant le retrait des actionnaires majoritaires.
Il a indiqué qu’il s’est battu pour faire vivre cette société qui a vendu pour 150 millions d’euros de vins en 20 ans et qu’il n’a jamais tiré profit de la situation.
Philippe Blanchetier, l’avocat de la société et de M. Sauty de Chalon, a quant à lui invité la Commission des sanctions de l’AMF, qui doit désormais délibérer et rendre sa décision dans les prochaines semaines, à dispenser M. Sauty de Chalon de toute sanction, du fait notamment de sa difficile situation financière.’