December 30, 2011: The Receiver today filed a motion with the federal court, asking the court to “re-appoint” him as Receiver. This is necessary in order to allow the Receiver to file notices of the receivership in another six federal districts. With these notices, the Receiver will be able to file suit against targets residing in those districts. The Receiver filed a motion, a brief in support, and a declaration signed by the Receiver.
December 29, 2011: The Receiver today filed his Fourth status Report to the Court, summarizing the Receiver’s activities from September 16 to December 15, 2011. The report discusses lawsuits filed, settlements reached, and plans of the Receiver going forward.
December 29, 2011: The Criminal Division of the U.S. Department of Justice is sending electronic letters to possible victims related to criminal charges the government recently filed against Robert Andres and Robert Holloway. The letters include an explanatory letter and a victim impact statement. The Department of Justice also has created specific Web pages that provide updates on the status of the criminal cases. The page for Andres can be accessed at www.justice.gov/criminal/vns/caseup/andresr.html and the page for Holloway at www.justice.gov/criminal/vns/caseup/hollowayr.html.The victim impact statement is designed to help the Department of Justice gather information for its criminal prosecution. This is different from information the Commodity Futures Trading Commission or the Receiver might need for their work. We apologize that there may be duplication, but all of us have separate roles and will need different variations of the information for different purposes.The Receiver encourages all investors to assist the Department of Justice by providing the information being requested. Please retain a copy of your victim impact statement and any documents you send to the Department of Justice. At this point, send copies only to the Department of Justice. If the CFTC or the Receiver needs this information later, you will be contacted.While the Department of Justice letter does not list a deadline for submitting information, the Receiver encourages you to respond by the end of January. The information should be sent to Pamela Washington at the address listed in the letter.
December 23, 2011: The Receiver filed a motion asking the Court to permit him to review files on a Winsome computer that Robert Andres claimed were privileged. The legal memorandum accompanying the motion explains why the Receiver believes the computer files are records of Winsome and should be available to the Receiver.December 13 and 14, 2011: The Receiver filed an additional five lawsuits against people and companies that received funds from Winsome or US Ventures. The lawsuits seek recovery of monies from Lisa T. Pham, Nancy I. Howe and Leo Renaud, Halo TV and Film, William Cornelius and the Cornelius and Salhab law firm, and James Crouse.