Reliance Leasing – John Mahony and Mahony Law was the agent of this company for the withdrawal of caveat owing a fiduciary obligation. Reliance has subsequently subsequently assigned its former debt related to the caveat to DCP Litigation Holdings. DCP Litigation has sought (and intends to bring once its loss is realised) a cross-claim (or claim) against John Mahony and Lawcover. A copy of the Notice of Motion seeking to cross claim against John Mahony & Lawcover (and explaining in detail the nature of the alleged breach of duty owed and other matters can be viewed by clicking this link – click here.
Regrettably, we recently learnt the following finding were made against John Mahony by his peers:
Substance of Conduct Matter:
1. Falsely witnessed the signature of his fellow director 2. Attempted to mislead the Law Society of NSW 3. Failed to pay Counsel’s fees
Decision: (1) The respondent is guilty of professional misconduct; (2) That the respondent be reprimanded; (3) That the respondent must pay a fine of $4,000.00 within two months of the date of these orders; and (4) That the respondent pays the costs of the applicant as agreed or assessed
revised in part on 15 and 16 December 2020 by Mark Smith
Below are the personal opinions (unless stated otherwise) of Mark Smith.
Dural’s director is Ralph Ignatius Paligaru. Ralph purports to have connections to people in extremely high public offices in Fiji – Cabinet Ministers some having, he claims, attended a Marist College as a Schoolboy in Fiji where he has said that he formed relationships with persons later coming to occupy, as I mentioned, high public offices in Fiji. It is believed that some of these connections include to persons within the Reserve Bank of Fiji, Fiji Hardwood Corporation and a number of Government Departments and elsewhere. It is believed some of the below may be of public interest to those trading with persons and dealing with government officials, in some instances, in Fiji as well as interest to foreign persons providing aid or other support to Fiji or otherwise. It may also be of interest to Australians & Chinese – Australia contributes a substantial sum of aid to Fiji (China is also reported to provide aid to Fiji), so naturally have an interest in the good governance of the Country of Fiji – one of Australia’s regional neighbours together with an interest in efficient and proper utilisation of the Aid provided by our nation to Fiji. Regrettably, Fiji, it is reported, has corruption problems as do other countries within the region. The below may also be in the public interest of persons from or interested in India. The public interest of Australia may also be involved – Ralph and his employer (discussed throughout this blog, a man named Mohan Kumar) lobbied and received Visa’s and had other legitimate dealings with officials and public office holders in Australia. The solvency of corporations in Australia, their proper or improper registration of companies or otherwise, to provision of finance guaranteed by “mums and dads”, the rates of interest charged (in this case compounding at 6% PER MONTH IN DEFAULT, e.g. >72% per annum) and other factors are also believed to be of public interest.
But this still does not explain why Ralph and Amreeta mortgaged their house and provided $540,000 to Craig or for the benefit of Craig? The precise benefit (if any) that Ralph and Amreeta thought they would receive is unknown? The writer supposes that the email from Ralph to myself dated 8 June 2017 may provide clues where it states the following:
In around April 2020, Ralph sold 88 Perfection Ave, Stanhope Gardens to satisfy some of the mortgages or charges however a 3rd charge to my company was not discharged and the caveat protecting that charge was withdrawn.
In or about February 2020, Pacific8 (the holder of an AFSL) loaned money under a 1st mortgage to Ralph and Amreeta. Pacific8 (is the holder of an AFSL). Pacific8 also loaned money to Craig’s company Bargo through a series of controlled companies, e.g. N&M and Kesinda. These loans to both Craig and Ralph are most likely just a coincidence, the writer does not suggest any wrongdoing by Adam Tilley’sPacific8 (the holder of an AFSL)?