The story so far.......
Mr Darmudas has failed to engage with his trustee to conclude his bankruptcy.
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As part of an extensive investigation in to the activities of a UK registered company,
Equity Trading Systems Limited (formerly known as Larn Limited, and a company that
was placed into administration in May 2012, and subsequently into liquidation),
and its sole director, Luis Nobre,
many individuals and corporate entities have been investigated, interviewed by the
Liquidator of the company, interviewed by the Metropolitan Police in respect of
money laundering offences, proceeds of crime and corporate fraud (and subsequently
arrested and charged), pursued by the Liquidator to recover the funds.
In November 2011, one of these individuals, Clair Marc Darmudas
received a significant sum from Equity/Larn, a company that does not appear to have
traded, allegedly in exchange for providing professional services and promising
to provide future consultancy advice and act in an advisory capacity to the company.
The Liquidator challenged the payment to Clair Marc Darmudas and
sought to obtain an explanation as to why such a payment was made.
In the absence of satisfactory responses, from Clair Marc Darmudas,
the Liquidator instigated legal proceedings. Those proceedings sought to claim back
the money wrongfully paid to Clair Marc Darmudas, for the benefit
of Equity/Larn's creditors. The application and supporting witness statement are
attached and demonstrate why the claim was made. The trial was set to take place
on 11 December 2014, 17 months after proceedings were issued.
On 11th December 2014, rather than face the process of trial, Clair Marc
Darmudas reached agreement with the liquidator in court and a form of
consent order was reached, pursuant to which Clair Marc Darmudas was ordered to
pay a significant sum to Equity/Larn.
Subsequent to the hearing there was an exchange of emails regarding the transfer
of the funds and the defendants solicitors provided assurances that the funds were
in transit and that their client had informed them that the funds had been remitted
to the liquidator's solicitors. Clair Marc Darmudas represented
that the funds were in the banking system. This was untrue. The funds were never
A High Court judgment was obtained on 8 January 2015 for the full amount of the
debt together with interest and associated costs. The judgement was formally served
upon Clair Marc Darmudas.
UPDATE: Despite repeated assurances and proclamations, as of October 2016,
Darmudas has yet to pay up.
In the early part of 2015 it was reported that Clair Marc Darmudas’s wife had started
to knock down and re-build her business “Club La Palma” (See the Links Downloads
section). As the following pictures show construction has stalled and as of April
2016 appears to be on permanent hold.
Larger versions of the images are in the Rogues Gallery