The Auckland District Court has confirmed today that at 10am on Tuesday 31 August 2010 a prominent American citizen and Company Director, John Malcolm Carr (see photo links below), will face eight charges in Courtroon 2 in the Auckland District Court brought against him by the Ministry of Economic Development (MED). Neither he nor his lawyer Alan Bevan McKay of Checketts McKay Law (Cromwell) turned up to a Court fixture set down for 12 August 2010. Mr McKay sent an email to the Court that day seeking an adjournment of the hearing until 31 August, which was granted.
Photo 1: http://www.carr.co.nz/images/jmc.jpg
Photo 2: http://www.bankler.com/AboutUs/JohnMCarr/tabid/130/Default.aspx
Photo 3: https://www.linkedin.com/in/johnmalcolmcarr
The National Enforcement Unit of the MED has served Mr Carr (via his Cromwell-based representative – attorney Alan Bevan McKay), on eight charges under the Financial Reporting Act 1993 that relate to New Zealand registered companies he directs. The MED has sought advice from the Crown Solicitor, Dr David Collins QC, on whether the laying of the eight charges is warranted based on the quality of evidence it presented him with and also whether it was in the public interest to proceed with the prosecution. Dr Collins QC advised the MED that the offences warranted prosecution through the Court. John M Carr’s attorney is a Partner in Checketts McKay Law, Central Otago.
According to AmCham News (May 2010) M Carr is a CPA based in San Antonio Texas. State Government records show that he is President, Director and registered agent of Better Business Services Inc, PO Box 780637 San Antonio, TX 78278, located at 22588 Scenic Loop Road, San Antonio, Texas 78255.
References: See AmCham News (American Chamber of Commerce in New Zealand) Vol. 8, Iss. 9, Sept. 2009, p. 9. Article entitled “Foreign Bank Account Filing Requirements” by John M Carr MBA CPA CFP CVA CFE EA and Gina Wallace, Chartered Accountant based in Auckland, New Zealand. Also AmCham News May 2010. www.amcham.co.nz