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Case examiner says Cred platform employed escaped prisoner as CFO

03/10/2021

Cred’s former Chief Monetary Officer, James Alexander, has been recognized by U.Okay. authorities as a jail escapee who was convicted for monetary crimes.

Bankrupt cryptocurrency lending platform Cred Inc is believed to have unwittingly appointed a jail escapee as its Chief Monetary Officer.

A report filed by examiner Robert Stark of Brown Rudnick LLP on March 8 asserts that former Cred CFO James Alexander has been recognized by U.Okay. authorities as a monetary fugitive who had been sentenced to greater than three years imprisonment in December 2007. Stark mentioned:

“On the time of his incarceration, there was a jail break at this facility. Mr. Alexander has been recognized by the UK authorities as a fugitive.” 

Stark was appointed by Decide John Dorsey in December to research allegations from Cred’s prospects that the agency had misplaced $66 million in lower than two years by way of fraud and incompetence.

The report discovered Cred’s accounting and compliance practices to be “un-systemic, chaotic and, in some situations, nonexistent,” noting a scarcity of standardized reporting and monitoring processes, along with blatant comingling of buyer and firm funds.

“By the point Cred filed for chapter, it had not carried out a complete monetary reconciliation of accounts in virtually a yr,” he mentioned, including:

“Cred, it appears, excelled at its advertising aims; however, its failures in essentially the most fundamental of enterprise features portended its eventual demise.” 

Alexander has been on the middle of Cred’s chapter proceedings since they had been filed in November, with the agency’s attorneys accusing him of in search of to take over its subsidiary, Cred Capital. They accuse Alexander of transferring $4.3 million of the agency’s crypto to accounts below his management, and dropping a further $11.5 million in digital property to a rip-off.

The accused filed to dismiss Cred Capital’s chapter submitting, claiming he was its director and the only particular person capable of authorize the submitting. The movement was dismissed earlier this month.

Final month, Alexander’s attorneys moved to withdraw from the case, asserting the defendant is badly holding crypto property they’ve repeatedly instructed him to show over to authorities.