The U.S. District Court of the Southern District of New York revealed that Howard Lederer and Rafe Furst invoked Rule G(5)(a) of the Supplemental Rules for Admiralty and Maritime Claims to lay their claim on various seized bank accounts. Both Ray Bitar and Chris Ferguson recently filed like claims invoking the rule and claiming certain seized bank accounts.
Furst filed his verified claim on Monday, the 28th, asserting title and interest in Telamonian Ajax Trust with the following in the claim: “accordingly has a legal, equitable and/or beneficial ownership interest in property owned by the Trust, including but not limited to bank accounts and the funds therein.”
Bank account CH87 0875 5057 0684 0010 0 held at Pictet & Co Bankers, Switzerland, is listed in the claim although the amount is not revealed. Filed on November 23rd, the claim was was signed by Furst and notarized in Los Angeles County.
Lederer was on the same page as Furst as he invoked the same laws and laid claim to two bank accounts and following the same standard, amounts were not listed:
- 7655741861 held at Wells Fargo Bank, N.A., in the name of HH Lederer Consulting LLC
- GB56LOYD30166314010402 held at Llyods TSB International, Isle of Mann
Lederer's signed claim states that he is the "lawful owner and the party that held legal title to the bank accounts referenced” and that he “has right, title, or interest in any other account seized by the government pursuant to the above captioned forfeiture in rem action that contains properties subject to Lederer’s legal and equitable ownership.”
Keep up with the Full Tilt Legal drama at PokerWorks; we'll bring you the news as it happens.