Off-the-Wall Street, NY - (Boiler Room Ponzi Scam Mess): A suspened top government law chief at the UK's Judicial Committee of the Privy Council has been linked to today's NYC FBI bust of six Sky Capital fraudsters involved in a multi-million-dollar scamming of New Zealand investors.
High flying solicitor Mary MacDonald - registrar of the Judicial Committee of the Privy Council - was suspended three months ago after a police probe into her officiating over an appeal by a New Zealander against 1995 convictions for murder.
That successful appeal led police across the Atlantic to an FBI probe involving the defrauding of around 300-500 New Zealand investors of around $226 million by the Sky Capital gang.
Indicted today are Ross Mandell, 52, chief executive officer of Sky Capital units, Stephen Shea, 37, Adam Harrington, 39, Robert Grabowski, 41, Michael Passaro, 46, and Arn Wilson, 52.
The FBI has charged them with the criminal acqwuisition of more than $61 million in a classic boiler room scam.
Coincidentally solicitor Mary MacDonald's Privy Council Downing Street offices share the same plumbing and central heating system as Prime Monster Gorgon Brown's office at Number 10.
The boiler that fuels the system is maintained by a UK mechanic who is a cousin of one of the six indicted Manhattan-based Sky Capital brokers.
Bernard Madoff is serving a 150 year sentence for his own Ponzi scam.