Some of the most important reporting in recent years is that of Daphne Galizia. So important and groundbreaking was her reporting on money laundering, bank secrecy etc. that she was assassinated as a result. Lambert Worldwide in the US along with the Thomson Atkins firm in the UK both worked to get articles pulled. Little is available about Lambert Worldwide… for now, but any law firm that makes a habit of intimidating reporters obviously makes me list.
As for the Anirban Haldar reporting on the Houston story, not only will it not be pulled but since Lambert complained about a “lack of context” a document dump will ensue this month. I’ve only released a small percentage of the info I’ve gathered since 2019 on this gang of alleged and accused fraudsters, but something about being pushed around makes me want to move up the date of that activity. Read the original story that caused the controversy here (and don’t forget to share far and wide, the fact that they are burning money on lawyers to shut me up means I am on to something, so like a dog with a bone, won’t be letting go any time soon).
I have tried to no avail to get statements from the alleged conspirators in fraud in the story that Lambert Worldwide has asked me to remove. I will not refuse said story without proof that my sources (named and unnamed) are all lying and that the pages and pages of documents I have are somehow falsified despite being obtained through public, often government sources and platforms like PACER. It is unfortunate perhaps to the parties involved that their name is associated with their past acts, but I am but the messenger and as the old saying goes: don’t shoot the messenger.
I am more than willing to speak with anyone from Lambert or any other agent of Anirban, Lucky and the rest of the alleged co-conspirators. I have much more evidence that is yet to be revealed and a fraud inspector is working on an analysis of the highly irregular activity involving the group’s connection to a verified check-kiting scheme and Plains Capital Bank. Lambert Worldwide assured me there is more context to the story, I am sure of that. This is why I attempted multiple times to contact Lucky, Gwen, Anirban, Alvar and others involved. None wanted to share their side of the story, and I still have hours of on the record testimony yet to be published regarding this whole affair.
Please do respond to my email in regards to your request to pull my reporting. I am very proud of this story and stand by the facts presented within. I am aware of Lambert’s history of SLAPP suits related to various news outlets in Malta, so I am aware you have experience attempting to exercise a chilling effect on the media but I do not think this will turn out exactly as you had planned. I would also hereby like a comment from anyone at Lambert, Ben Lambert or any of his subsidiaries, 50% of whom would recommend working there according to GlassDoor, regarding the allegations of SLAPP suits against Maltese reporters in defense of powerful interests.
Hope you enjoy the Tom Petty cover!
Now for everyone who isn’t an alleged ponzi ring member or law firm supporting such:
You guys like the song, “Don’t back down?” Well, if you can get through the few minutes of me explaining how silly it is that this law firm that has threatened multiple Maltese outlets with SLAPP suits to intimidate reporters is trying to intimidate me you can hear my rendition. It’s, of course dedicated to Lambert Worldwide. They said I don’t have enough context in my story. I offered to speak with them further but they want it off the record, told them I couldn’t promise that. I will however start publishing some public domain documents in the interim that support my reporting since they feel that more context is needed. to read the story a Houston ponzi ring and their law firm don’t want you to see, click the link. Please share far and wide, don’t let them keep the truth hid so they can continue to potentially accrue more victims. We found that they were still recruiting marks as recently as 2020 and I’ve heard since then that the hunt for new rubes to feed the ponzi scheme continue to this day. https://philfairbanks.com/2021/04/20/a-houston-racketeering-ring-of-mini-madoffs-has-been-extorting-victims-out-of-their-life-savings-for-decades-the-syndicate-is-also-linked-to-a-tragic-2016-murder-suicide-involving-t/