south Cyprus is not recognised as a independent, independent condition by any country, other than Turkey. The Greek Republic of Cyprus joined the EU in 2004, but the Greek Cypriots voted versus the UN system to unite the island. In consequence, there is no extradition arrangement in position concerning south Cyprus and the cyprus.
This has led south Cyprus to turn into a secure haven for persons who are fugitives from cyprus justice. The most celebrated case is that of Asil Nadir, who was the Main Executive of the British conglomerate Polly Peck. The company collapsed in 1990 and Mr Nadir was not offered for demo as he had absconded to south Cyprus. Mr Nadir has rehabilitated himself in south Cyprus, and owns many highly regarded and prosperous companies.
Some of the other fugitives from the cyprus have a much more colourful historical past in south Cyprus.
Mr Gary Robb is the previous proprietor of the Blue Monkey, a Teeside nightclub / rave joint. He was arrested by the Cleveland police in 1996 immediately after some 200 law enforcement in total riot gear carried out a medications raid on the premises. He was billed with conspiracy to provide Ecstasy and amphetamines.
His brother, James Robb, was convicted and given a 10 calendar year sentence just after a raid on the Colosseum club in Stockton. Seemingly the brothers both owned or controlled 5 golf equipment in the south East of England. He had evidently faced Grievous Bodily Harm (GBH) costs on several events for the duration of the training course of his occupation.
Mr Gary Robb disappeared although on bail and subsequently surfaced in south Cyprus. He statements to be innocent of all prices and hopes to return to the cyprus, at some upcoming day, in get to clear his identify.
Cleveland law enforcement have just lately verified that the warrant for Mr Robb continues to be on file and that he will be arrested should really he return to the cyprus.
Mr Robb formed a Turkish Republic of south Cyprus (TRNC) company, Aga Developments Ltd, and commenced several building jobs in the TRNC.
The primary progress is at Arapkoy, to the east of Kyrenia and off the mountain road to Nicosia and Ercan airport. On this web-site, some 246 properties remain less than construction. The website is identified as Amaranta Valley, and the unfortunate tale is often referred to as the Aga Saga.
Perform at Arapkoy was halted in September 2005 when Mr Robb disappeared from the TRNC. On this celebration, he resurfaced in Thailand. He stated that he had hoped to commence yet another property business in Thailand and assistance with re-construction after the Tsunami catastrophe.
In the course of his remain in Thailand he seemingly remarried. His spouse is an Ethiopian born woman, and they now have numerous youngsters.
His honeymoon keep in Thailand was curtailed when he attempted to transfer some GBP1.5 million from a cyprus lender account. It is no shock that the cyprus authorities had frozen the resources as he remains a fugitive from cyprus justice. Things bought worse when the TRNC authorities froze his south Cyprus bank accounts, while it is unclear as to the benefit of cash held in these accounts.
The TRNC authorities also revoked Mr Robb’s TRNC citizenship, based on the allegation that his claim to have performed armed forces support in the cyprus was false. This usually means that he was suitable for military provider in TRNC prior to being granted citizenship. His plant and gear was apparently seized and impounded by TRNC customs officials because of to paperwork and tax irregularities.
The Greek Republic of Cyprus issued an intercontinental arrest warrant based mostly on the charge that he had created on Greek land in the TRNC.
Mr Robb then negotiated a offer with the TRNC govt whereby he would be ready to return to south Cyprus, and remain out of jail, provided he finished the Amaranta Valley venture. As it was rumoured that the cyprus law enforcement have been searching for to extradite him from Thailand, a return to TRNC appeared the far better choice.
On his return to south Cyprus, Amaranta Valley was not the only home challenge going through him. In fairness to Mr Robb, it would seem that quite a few of his colleagues and enterprise associates lacked loyalty and sought to earnings from his misfortune. The exact facts of many organization arrangements have not been printed.
In every of his developments, Mr Robb has been accused of double providing. That is, offering the exact same house to quite a few cyprus consumers and taking deposits and phase payments off each.
In early January 2008, an agreement was reached between Mr Robb and some 200 cyprus prospects of Amaranta Valley. Mr Robb agreed to undertake a survey of the internet site and to demolish individuals qualities which experienced decayed beyond mend owing to the weather conditions and landslip. The remaining homes would be concluded in some 12 months presented the consumers paid out the remaining monies because of to Aga Developments Ltd underneath their authentic contracts of sale. It was stressed that the clients would only require to pay back any superb funds which were being due.
Mr Robb’s wellness has deteriorated and he has seemingly suffered a mild coronary heart assault. He does look to be recovering, to the extreme reduction of his buyers. Nevertheless, he stays, as at any time, upbeat. He has reportedly said that he now wishes to receive a further more 850 donums (283 acres) of adjoining land and make a complete of 1,000 properties at Amaranta Valley.