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    P2P..Nicholas Smirnow arrested....

    Searched for a thread on this but couldn't find one.....I just had to come back and share this...wooohhhoooo!!

    Baysville husband, wife arrested at airport
    Couple fled charges related to Ponzi scheme, fraud in 2010


    Huntsville Forester
    By Roland Cilliers
    TORONTO – A Lake of Bays couple accused of bilking investors of millions of dollars are now in police custody.

    The husband and wife, 44-year-old Dianna Rose Smirnow and 56-year-old Nicholas Smirnow, were arrested at Pearson International Airport on Friday.

    The Muskoka Crime Unit along with the Huntsville Ontario Provincial Police made the arrests, the culmination of an investigation that kicked off in 2008.

    Police accused Dianna Smirnow of defrauding the Ministry of Communications and Social Services over the course of a year but could never make an arrest, as she left the country years ago.

    A warrant was issued for her arrest when she left the country in 2010.

    Nicholas Smirnow had a number of outstanding warrants stemming from a structured money scheme that garnered national attention. The OPP Anti Rackets Branch worked with the Muskoka Crime Unit to gather information for the charges.

    In 2010 it was reported that Nicholas Smirnow, who was also a resident of Florida, was facing a total of 10 fraud and conspiracy charges in the United States.

    The United States Attorney General’s office alleges the accused, through the online company Pathway-2-Prosperity, also known as the P2P Network, promised annual rates of return in some cases as high as 17,000 per cent with little risk.
    While some people made money, most investors lost everything, according to a press release. The alleged value of the Ponzi scheme was $70 million.
    In 2010, police said they believed the pair had fled to the Phillipines. At the time, then Ontario Provincial Police spokesperson Insp. David Ross said the charges would remain in place until the couple returned.


    “They stay forever until you are either apprehended or you are deceased,” Ross said roughly four years ago.
    On Friday, Dec. 12, police learned the couple was returning to the country and met them at the airport.

    Dianna Smirnow will now face charges in relation to social service fraud over $5,000 and making a false statement in writing. Nicholas Smirnow faces two counts of fraud over $5,000 and possession of property obtained by crime.

    Dianna Smirnow will appear in Bracebridge court on Dec. 22. Nicholas Smirnow will appear in the same courthouse on Jan. 5.
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    We wish you a Merry Christmas,

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    Oh, and before I forget,

    it's great to see you around again, Okosh.

    Hope all is well with you and yours.
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    hehe, News like that made okosh surface from the underground.
    Great to see you back buddy.

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    Thanks guys...got this via google alert so thought I'd pop in for a visit....Nice to see you all too...))
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    That is the best news that I have read in a long time "okosh." You are certainly missed round here.

    I wonder if Chris 007 is so pleased to get the news. He offerd me a £200 loan to join P2P on a public forum and could have made the same offer to others in private.
    My response which was "Knickers to Nickers" did not go down well with Chris and his followers who considered it extremely generous.

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    Thanks for catching this news report and posting it here, and good to hear from you. Hope all is well with you and the family.
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    And let's not forget Vinman and Gary-PVR who were major insiders in this along with the female admin who went to Matt Nunn's site and became an admin there for a brief spell. I can't remember her username, but she was also heavily involved. Chris said he was at Nick's house and saw the investments that Nick was making that was paying the returns Nick was promising. Talk about stepping in it big-time.

    They had better hope that Nick doesn't start naming names, or they too could have a knock on the door. Now wouldn't that be great news too.
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    Muskano News Watch is today reporting:



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    Let's not forget, this is Canada, they can screw the case up multiple times as they did before. And the worse he will face there is couple years.
    Let's hope U.S. demands extradition and it will be granted.

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    Got to wonder why he returned to Canada when he was virtually untouchable in the Philippines??...

    IMHO reason was cos the money ran out...not cheap to hide when so many are after him....will be interesting to see what kind of legal representation he gets as this may tell if I am right...

    I also fully expect him to do a deal to reduce his jail time if he gets extradited to the USA....Chris-007 or whatever his user name was may be in for a knock at the door...(fingers and toes crossed).....
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    It was said that Gary-PVR fled the country fearing he would be charged as well. No-one confirmed nor denied the story. Wasn't one of the mods silvershells or something like that? Been a long time and Matt's forum is a ghost and no links to the P2P thread, which was one of his highest visited thread on his forum until he started banning people for telling the truth.
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    This is the best news that I have heard in a long time. I hope they get chris 007 and prv and lock them up and throw away the key! The goes for St. Nick also. I got to wonder if he has rented out his coconut tree yet????

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    Quote Originally Posted by EagleOne View Post
    It was said that Gary-PVR fled the country fearing he would be charged as well. No-one confirmed nor denied the story. Wasn't one of the mods silvershells or something like that? Been a long time and Matt's forum is a ghost and no links to the P2P thread, which was one of his highest visited thread on his forum until he started banning people for telling the truth.
    I am fairly certain that the mod to whom you were referring was not "silveshells" who was a mod or Krimm supporter then becames extremely opposed to his activities. Nickers had a female mod from Holland whose name evades me for the present and he had a male mod from UK known as "honeynotvinegar."

    Chris involved his mother in the Smirnow scam and they both lived in some sort of caravan. I think his mother's name was "honeydreams."

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    I though that Matthew Nunn had closed his "mycashforums."

    However there is something with the same name hosted in The Virgin Islands called WWWsnoop It was updated recently so Mutt could still be about spewing his get rich mantra.

    "QUOTE from "mycashforums" with Mutt's mugshot.

    "This is a free and comprehensive report about mycashforums.com. The domain mycashforums.com is currently hosted on a server located in Road Town British Virgin Islands (general), Virgin Islands, British with the IP address 204.11.56.45. The local currency for Road Town British Virgin Islands (general), Virgin Islands, British is USD ($). The website mycashforums.com is expected to be earning an estimated $1 USD per day. If mycashforums.com was to be sold it would possibly be worth $451 USD (based on the daily revenue potential of the website over a 12 month period). According to our google pagerank analysis, the url mycashforums.com currently has a pagerank of 1/10. mycashforums.com possibly receives an estimated 366 unique visitors every day - a decent amount of traffic! "

    Mutt has still got a Linkdin profile where he describes himself as the owner of mycashforums.

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    Matthew Nunns' matthew-nunn profile page on LinkedIn

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    I had to shake out the cobwebs, but from my recollection I believe these were the mods for P2P: Chris007, Gary-PVR, Martin, Liz, Donny, Jerry and Kent.

    Some of the biggest early promoters were: LoveJoy and Tappin, and then the big promoters were Sanctuary, Wasylbrytan, and Vinman. Then we had about 10-15 minor promoters with my2sense leading the way. Of course my2sense never met a Ponzi that she didn't think wasn't the real deal and the admin was honest as the day is long.

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    Matt needs to update his LinkedIn Profile as he lives in Florida now. It seems he got out of Kentucky in the dead of night and moved to Florida. A lot of speculation as to why, but nothing ever really came to light why the sudden move.
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    Quote Originally Posted by path2prosperity View Post

    Chris involved his mother in the Smirnow scam and they both lived in some sort of caravan. I think his mother's name was "honeydreams."
    Trailer park trash....No great shock there...LMAO....
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    Quote Originally Posted by EagleOne View Post
    Matt needs to update his LinkedIn Profile as he lives in Florida now.
    I think he needs a knock at the door from 2 suits holding an arrest warrant....
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    Quote Originally Posted by EagleOne View Post
    I had to shake out the cobwebs, but from my recollection I believe these were the mods for P2P: Chris007, Gary-PVR, Martin, Liz, Donny, Jerry and Kent.

    Some of the biggest early promoters were: LoveJoy and Tappin, and then the big promoters were Sanctuary, Wasylbrytan, and Vinman. Then we had about 10-15 minor promoters with my2sense leading the way. Of course my2sense never met a Ponzi that she didn't think wasn't the real deal and the admin was honest as the day is long.

    I wish that I could remember the name of that Mod from Holland. It may come to me when I stop trying to remember but if anybody else can dig it out, great

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    Quote Originally Posted by EagleOne View Post
    Matt needs to update his LinkedIn Profile as he lives in Florida now. It seems he got out of Kentucky in the dead of night and moved to Florida. A lot of speculation as to why, but nothing ever really came to light why the sudden move.
    I guess it was because he had pimped so much. I remember challenging him on the Bob Krimm issues and he described himself as a very good friend of Bob Krimm. With friends like Nickers Smirnow and Bob Krimm he must be running scared. A "gofor" those two can not be a very safe job.

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    Man the names are flooding back. How could I forget WiseOwl, Buck and Adrian? I remember having a good back and forth with LOA at ASA when it was thriving. Was Brookie a mod of P2P? I don't think so, but she was definitely one of the promoters. Wasn't taplyn a mod? Does anyone remember Gary's last name?
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    Quote Originally Posted by EagleOne View Post
    Man the names are flooding back. How could I forget WiseOwl, Buck and Adrian? I remember having a good back and forth with LOA at ASA when it was thriving. Was Brookie a mod of P2P? I don't think so, but she was definitely one of the promoters. Wasn't taplyn a mod? Does anyone remember Gary's last name?
    Never heard Gary's last name,Chris was Balsdon. Tappin was taplyn. Oh yeah, Adrian the 'bee' persona, a Brit used car salesman I believe. Let's not forget Layton, from TX, he made hundreds of thousands before he got in a big blowup with them. The aftermath on MCFs when the apologists were still trying to drag the carcass along was pathetic. It also appears that mycashforums.com is parked and up for sale, so the Mutt has bailed.
    It seems like in this "industry" common sense is not all that common!

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