To: Sydney Radford
Vitator (Pty) Ltd
Cell.074 060 1670
26 May 2015
I Louw Booysen from Hoedspruit Limpopo Province South
Africa, hereby declare that I have been defrauded by Sydney Radford and his
team of accomplishes. I am aware of the severity of the allegation and make
this statement on my own free will without any interference or any other person
pressuring me into doing so. My claim is that I was defrauded of R 3,500,000.00
and I am also aware of various other people caught up in the same situation.
Towards the end of 2012 I was informed about an investment
opportunity and that it was only available for the select few. I was introduced
to two gentleman by name of Sydney Radford and Henry Mouton. Sydney Radford and
Henry Mouton proceeded to convince us of the legitimacy of the investment and
even showed us documentation confirming their claims. I am well aware that the
contract was on the letterhead of another company however they assured us that
they are authorised to negotiate with us and that they personally has benefited
through investing with this company. Later on I learned that this was all lies
and fraudulent documents made up to get us to invest. It also became apparent
that Sydney Radford took a substantial amount of my original investment for
himself and did not invest all of the money this proofed that he had a hidden
agenda and that was to personally benefit immediately from my investment. This
act alone is not only unethical but is fraudulent to its core as Sydney Radford
is not registered with the financial regulatory board and has taken money under
As an Entrepreneur seeking financing for several projects
that I plan to develop, I signed a contract with them, Henry Mouton was
introduced to me as a referring agent and he would receive R 1.00 to every R
7.00 that I receive. The total amount as per contract that I was supposed to
receive Euro 100 Million as a return on my investment that I would be able to
use to proceed with my projects.
From the time that the contract was agreed on and signed in
February 2013 I ended up with difficulties to deliver my investment due to a
number of unforeseen problems arising on my side. Needless to say I was not
able to deliver the money “in time’ as a result I was threatened by Sydney
Radford and I told me that he has never worked with someone as unprofessional
as myself. He also proceeded to threaten and harass a friend and colleague of
me that introduce them to me. His threats was that he would have his company
Blacklisted. Needless to say he proceeded with abuse that I was certain that it
was intended to make me feel like a criminal.
I manage to get a mortgage on a property to enable me to
meet the requirements of the commitment I made.
On the 14th March 2013 at 08:42 I informed Sydney that I was able to
deliver on my commitment and proof of the payment was delivered on the very
same day. At this stage Sydney was delighted. He made various promises related
as to how he can fund my various projects.
know of at least 10 other people that have invested money through Sydney
Radford and the amount involved is several Million rand.
April 2013 2:29 PM I received a payment schedule from Sydney Radford showing
three different payments however it never materialized.
The mortgage was for R 500,000.00 on a property with an
estimated value based on estate agents valuation of R 3, 5 M this property have
subsequently been foreclosed on as a result of me not able to return the
mortgage and I want to ad that the provider of the mortgage have granted me
extension upon extension based on promises made by Sydney Radford. When I
confronted Sydney with this problem he very arrogantly informed me that I am an
Architect of my own demise as I should not have loaned money to do the
investment with them.
In one of the letters
from Sydney it is true that he did offer me my initial investment back however
I had already committed to the investment and had to set certain structures in
motion that I had to finance out of the mortgage of R 500,000.00 to enable me
to receive the return of my investment. To receive only my original investment back
would have meant an immediate inability to repay the mortgage and I was by then
already held hostage by Sydney Radford. It also became apparent that this offer
of refunding me was all just smoke and mirrors as there were no longer any
money to pay back. I know that some of it was spent on apparently well-deserved
elaborate holidays for him and his wife in some mountain resort.
On the 27 May 2013 at 09:18 I received a letter from Sydney where he claimed
that at long last they have resolved everything. The
agreements have been adjusted to their banks satisfaction. The credit line is now completely active. The trade has been confirmed and due to the swift
coming from Barclays to SIF Bank and then from them to DB so as the bank felt
the recover was going to be a lengthy one they agreed on a 60% LTV for the
first swift. They will
issue ICBPO’s to the main parties.
I received an e-mail from Sydney Radford on the 30 May 2013 13:36 to all investors that he have been informed
that the payment that he mentioned to us that was to be paid by Friday this week
will still be made but only on Tuesday next week. The funds are only being
released tomorrow and the transfer will take two days. This went on and on day
after day week after week and month after month and now already for two years.
On the 7th August 2013 I thanked Sydney for a
payment of R 21,000.00 that I received from them and I asked if it was a return
on my investment and he replied that it was not and it was a goodwill gesture.
Up until this time I noticed 9 email addresses when we were sent updates on our
investments. After I received the R 21,000.00 I noticed that there are 11 email
addresses leaving me to believe that they have signed up more investors and
used the money to pay out the original investors to try and prevent the
pressure to deliver on our investment.
The excuses remains the same throughout the whole time from
Monday we are promised payment on Wednesday and when Wednesday arrive we are
promised payment by Friday. When Friday comes there would be some sad story
given to us as a reason why the payment didn’t happen with a promise that we
would receive the payment early the following week.
When I demand answers I would be threatened with them
cutting me out of the deal and I would be accused of giving out sensitive
information and as a result the deal is about to fall through. I have also
received threatening letters of legal action and high court interdicts from
their Attorney Chris van der Merwe. I
have been accused that all the other investors are happy and it is just me that
are creating all the trouble. I had at a stage one of the other investors also threatening
me with legal action because I would apparently be the reason for them not
getting their investment back. This was an attempt from Sydney to gain
desperate support from the investors that are still being held captive by his
Certain information was brought to my attention and that was
the people that Sydney work with. His contact to the trade investment goes by
the name Michael Wild from Switzerland this very same person has a British
passport and has convictions of fraud against him in the United States he fled
the US and was found guilty in absentia. There are also a Michael Wild wanted
for fraud in the UK. Sydney Radford claims that these other Michael Wilds is
not the same as his Michael Wild however when we looked at their Passports it
turn out to be the very same person. Michael Wild was recently arrested for not
paying his hotel bill in Switzerland and I was informed that Henry Mouton paid
his bill on several occasions. Michael Wild seem to be on the run and early
indications point to Italy as his possible new hideout. Then they claim that
they are working with a lawyer by the name of Valerio Astolfi however this individual
is also blacklisted. They claimed that they are able to create these huge
returns as a result of their contact within the Rothschild foundation. There
apparent contact have only worked for the Rothschild foundation for
approximately 18 months and that was twenty years ago.
I made certain that Sydney are aware of the content of this
letter before I made it public knowledge and I gave him countless opportunities
to deliver proof of his claims however all I get in return is more threats of
Sydney Radford and his associates has defrauded many people
and has to be stopped.