United States v. Gunter, et al. Claims Administration
WELCOME TO THE United States v. Gunter, et al. Claims Administration Website
Notice of Decision
GCG will mail a Notice of Decision on April 28, 2017 to all who have filed a Remission for Petition Form. The Notice of Decision will provide information on whether each petitioner’s purchases will be granted or denied, and a timeframe for requesting reconsideration for any denied purchases. Distributions will be made to petitioners on a pro rata basis based on the amount of available forfeited funds after all appeals are resolved.
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Please note that some victims have received a letter on United States Department of the Treasury letterhead claiming that a government program was created to help investors recover their losses from fraudulent transactions, asking for documents relating to those transactions. Some victims have also received calls from the signatory of the letter, Robert O’Malley. The Department of Justice has confirmed that this letter is a fraud and that this individual should not be provided with any information. A copy of the fraudulent letter can be found here.
This is the official website for the Gunter Claims Administration, as authorized by the United States Department of Justice. This administration is the result of the United States initiating a Remission process to facilitate the return of forfeited assets to victims of fraud in connection with United States v. Gunter, et al., Case No. 8:08-cr-00172-T-35EAJ, in the United States District Court for the Middle District of Florida. Garden City Group, LLC ("GCG") was retained by the United States Department of Justice to serve as the Remission Administrator of the forfeited funds.
In February 2013, the United States initiated the Remission process to facilitate the return of forfeited money to eligible victims of frauds perpetrated by defendant Paul Gunter and others (the “Defendants”). Remission occurs when forfeited assets are returned to the victims of the crime underlying the forfeiture. Authority to grant Remission rests with the United States Attorney General, as delegated to the Asset Forfeiture and Money Laundering Section of the United States Department of Justice.
The Defendants were charged with violations of United States federal law involving Rocky Mountain Gold Mining, Inc., Mobilestream, Inc. (also known as (“a/k/a”) Mobilestream Oil), Nanoforce, Inc., RegalTech, Inc. (a/k/a Asante Networks), and FOREX (foreign exchange investment a/k/a Continental Clearing). Evidence presented at trial also established that the Defendants were involved in relevant uncharged fraudulent activity involving the following entities: IQ Webquest (a/k/a SpeechLink Communications), Turquoise Development, and Transglobal Oil (a/k/a Transglobal). The Remission process is limited to individuals who invested in one or more of the eight bolded entities listed above (collectively, the “Eligible Entities”). Investments in other entities are not eligible in this administration.
Eligibility to File a Notice and Petition for Remission Form
You are potentially eligible to receive a distribution if you purchased or acquired stock in one or more of the Eligible Entities during the period July 1, 2004 and March 31, 2008. PLEASE NOTE THAT THE DEADLINE TO EMAIL OR POSTMARK A PETITION FOR REMISSION FORM (“PETITION”) WAS MARCH 29, 2016.
Deficiency Letter Mailing
On May 19, 2016, GCG mailed a Notice of Deficiency to all Petitioners with ineligible Petitions that are “curable.” The Notice provided that the deficiency must be corrected within 30 days of the mailing date of the Notice of Deficiency, or June 18, 2016.
GCG has completed its initial review and recommendation for all petitions received, and has forwarded the information to the Department of Justice for evaluation. At this time, no additional petitions will be accepted.
Updated April 25, 2017