Monday, 28 May 2012
Posted by GuyJ at 21:20
Plastered all over the nextgenus.co.uk and fibrestream.co.uk websites is a curious claim about the Nextgenus Cumbria CIC network, located in Cumbria obviously, to the effect that these assets have been bought by “a local investor”
Of course, these domains are both owned by companies not actually in administration and have been illegally hijacked by self-confessed criminal Craig James Brass, but hey when did legal niceties have any bearing in the digital wild west that is UK broadband, especially when Community Interest Company law gets in the way of a tidy asset-stripping profit for some?
The fantasy-football-esque report to creditors by joint administrators John Butler
and Fran Devine of 27th April 2012 advises that this mystery buyer is the Lonsdale Settled Estates, a company managed by John Robson of H&H Land on behalf of Hugh “Laalordy” Lowther.
Coincidentally, Robson was formerly in negotiations regarding wayleaves from the various Trusts concerned for NextGenUs Cumbria CIC, with then NextGenUs Limited director Steve Dixon, solicitor and partner at Metis Law LLP
The only problem with this seemingly simple arrangement is that NextGenUs Cumbria CIC is not and never has been in administration therefore if as they say the joint administrators have indeed sold these assets to Lonsdale Settled Estates then the former are guilty of fraudulent dealing and the latter has paid good money only to receive stolen property.
In other developments, self-confessed thief and fraudster Craig James Brass also surfaces in Buckminster, busy tweeting about his jolly japes at network building.
Buckminster water tower node installed yesterday. 2 sub-nodes to do today. BT arriving at 9 to install the fibre feed too :)
Another productive day in Buckminster. Fibre ducting in ready for blowing next week. A wireless node to install on a water tower tomorrow...
Productive Fibre / Wireless installation day in Buckminster. All subduct in bar ~600m in. Just waiting on BT installing the trunk link now..
In Buckminster near Grantham for the week installing a high speed fibre and wireless broadband network.
Amazing what you do when without a phone, etc for a few hours. Is it wrong I was enjoying reading Cheryl Cole's autobiography...?
Readers may recall the name Buckminster from earlier posts regarding the dismissal for gross misconduct of former NextGenUs Group employee and director Simon John Davison by lying to the board regarding Buckminster, causing several months direct delay to project delivery
which ultimately resulted in NextGenUs UK CIC having to exit the contract and take a total earnings loss amounting to many millions of pounds over the course of the next 99 years!
Whilst this exit by NextGenUs UK CIC did indeed provide the customer’s company Wymondham Farms Limited with this massive windfall benefit there is no suggestion of any evidence that the customer, Richard Tollemache, is involved in any way personally with Davison or Brass criminal actions, simply that the coincidence of Brass now building the same network in Buckminster might reasonably look rather “Small World” to any outside observer.
Perhaps Buckminster Broadband Limited is now somehow connected as a merely innocent party entirely unaware of what Brass has been up to?
A further reason for Simon John Davison’s dismissal was that he and Craig James Brass, by their own admission, conspired to misappropriate company stock (which may or may not have ever been delivered in whole or in part by the happy chappies Geoff Jones and Ian Bushrod at MSDist Limited) to the value of £14,000 for personal gain and in order to cause deliberate cashflow pressure on the NextGenUs businesses which both Davison and Brass were then serving directors of.
It has also come to the notice of the joint administrators and others via some sterling investigative work by the company accountant Antony Rookes that there is over £10,000 of cash missing and unaccounted for by Simon John Davison and Mark Dunn during their employment by the NextGenUs Group.
Both of these individuals are now employees of Connexin Limited, the for-profit beneficiaries of Simon John Davison’s agent and joint NextGenUs UK CIC administrator, Fran Devine.
Small World indeed and all that’s needed to complete the dream team is that champion chomper himself Lincolnshire County Councillor Eran “pieman” Bauer, who as well as holding a Category 5 UK firearms licence is also a senior figure in the Knight's Templar to which interestingly Norwegian extremist Anders Breivik also claims allegiance
Wednesday, 2 May 2012
There follows an open letter to John Butler, joint administrator of NextGenus UK CIC and Fibrestream Limited:
I can confirm that DC XXXX of Humberside Police returned all my computer equipment last Friday afternoon and I understand that all enquiries have been ceased which is good news in terms of not wasting further police time and also a relief to myself and my family to have this matter satisfactorily concluded and I hope that those who actually hacked the Hull network are brought to account - see http://nextgenus.blogspot.co.
During the course of this weekend I have identified any obviously helpful information from my computer and attached documents that may be relevant for the information you have previously requested, please advise by return as regards any other outstanding items from you previous emails that you are seeking still.
Onto more serious matters.
Your note to creditors which you also posted me printed copies (and for which again I request that you kindly provide electronic copies so that the complete and accurate picture may most expeditiously be provided) on Friday last contains several factual inaccuracies and serious omissions.
The respective roles of Simon John Davison and Craig James Brass in actively undermining both Fibrestream Limited and NextGenUs UK CIC when both individuals were directors of NextGenUs Group companies has been deliberately ignored in your note and must be corrected for the record.
Similarly missing is the background that Davison was dismissed from employment by the NextGenUs Group as a prelude to his removal as both director (which he pre-empted by offering his resignation in February 2012) and compulsory sale of his shares, according to the shareholders agreement then in place, an agreement now repudiated by Davison's serial, ongoing and irreperable breaches.
The reasons for Davison's dismissal from employment for gross misconduct are material and central as to why both Fibrestream Limited and NextGenus UK CIC were forced into administration due to loss of contracts caused by Davison deliberately lying to the Board about the status of key projects (Buckminster in particular had a direct loss to NextGenUs UK CIC of some £45,000 and consequential, reputational and goodwill losses into the several hundreds of thousands of pounds short term range).
Davison's actions along with Craig James Brass of (allegedly, as there is no evidence beyond shipping weights from the supposed supplier MSDist Ltd than any equipment was actually dispatched and it is most strange to note that Davison subsequently purchased this supposed debt from the supplier in question to then become a creditor himself and thereby enable the pre-packed deal created by his agent F Devine) ordering then misappropriating some £14k of equipment were clear efforts to drive under both businesses of which you are joint administrator in order to provide direct commercial gain for both Simon John Davison and Craig James Brass, which the note that you provided to creditors last Friday confirms to be the case.
You have been party to the disposal of assets that were not within your remit as joint administrator to so do as regards Cumbria and this is a most serious matter indeed which may open you to charges of fraudulent dealing, which I do not believe is your intention and hence why I am giving you every opportunity to remedy matters in your professional capacity, even at this late stage.
The very existence of this hereforeto hidden pre-packed agreement created by your joint administrator F Devine (and of which I have yet to see a complete copy and am therefore still unable to ascertain exactly the extent of what you have sold and equally what is excluded!) served to fatally undermine negotiations during the course of March 2012 with what was otherwise a serious potential investor in the Cumbria business specifically and by extension the business as a whole.
Again, I must request that you cease prevaricating as regards internet domain names and therefore all related email addresses owned by Neoeon Limited and NextGenus Limited that have been usurped without authorisation by Craig James Brass on or after the 13 April 2012 and request, in addition to instructing Mr Brass to return control of said domains to their proper prior ownership as you have been previously and again here advised, that you advise to the best of your knowledge who provided Mr Brass with the access codes and passwords to be able to make these false changes to the ownership of these following domains:
The result of the unauthorised changes to internet domain ownerships as described above includes and is not limited to direct damages to NextGenUs Limited and its subsidiaries (Neoeon Limited and NextGenUs Cumbria CIC) by way of preventing access to emails to and from customers, current and prospective, and suppliers etc in the normal course of business plus opens up the very real prospect of such legitimately attempted communications being intercepted by unauthorised parties who I understand have not bought any NextGenUs Group businesses as a going concern in any event.
John, whilst I understand that it was your joint administrator and Simon John Davison's de-facto agent F Devine who was responsible for the execution of this pre-packed deal, I am genuinely surprised that you wish to be associated with what appears to be fraud, against both for-profit and community interest companies, beyond any reasonable doubt and I am giving you the opportunity here and now to set the record straight and protect your own good name.
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