Stephen Peter Crow was listed today, 28 May, 2010, on the New Zealand Companies Office Website as a Banned Director and Manager of Companies, effective from 16 April 2010 and ending on 16 April 2014, due to his offences committed under section 385 of the Companies Act 1993. His residential address is listed as are the companies he has directed which were central to his offending. Two are still in liquidation and two have recently been struck off the register following the completion of liquidation proceedings. The disqualification number assigned to Mr Crow is No. 0010025. In clear breach of the banning order he remains sole director of three other companies HWGA Company Ltd, Vixen Publications Ltd and Sidefx Ltd.
On 20 April 2010 John Malcolm Carr CPA (see photo links below) whose residential address is listed as 14/31 Greenlane Road, Remuera, Auckland on the NZ Companies website) – registered his purchase of all the shares for each of the four NZ-registered companies he directs that were formerly all 100% owned by Carr Consulting P.A. (a Florida registered privately-owned corporation of which he is CEO and Chief Compliance Officer).
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
These four companies he is sole director of and which he now owns personally, are (1) Velocity Partners Ltd, (2) First Virtual Deposit and Nominee Company Ltd, (3) Shelf Company No. 10 Ltd, and (4) PJ Digital Ltd. The first company owns a 39% stake in CVC Group Ltd which owns hard core porn companies Eden Digital Ltd, co-directed by John Carr and Steve Crow, Sidefx Ltd and Vixen Publications Ltd – both directed by Steve Crow. A company Steve Crow directs, HWGA Co. Ltd owns a 40% stake in CVC Group Ltd and Electronic Publishing Ltd directed by John Carr owns 9%. CVC Group also owns two other porn companies that were directed by Steve Crow that are in liquidation. Two other porn companies directed by Crow have recently been struck off the register of companies by the Registrar following the completion of liquidation proceedings. Prior to the recent share transfers – John Malcolm Carr stated that Carr Consulting P.A. has a revenue of $1 – 10 M, that he is its CEO and Chief Compliance Officer and that the company has 25-100 employees.
The registrar of the New Zealand Companies Office’s National Enforcement Unit (NEU) is considering a number of charges against a company director after initially finding that an “incorrect residential address” had been provided on “the director consent form” signed by the director. The director is liable for a $5,000 fine if convicted of providing a false statement. [Read more…]
Yesterday the Registrar of Companies struck Strike Bowl Queenstown Ltd (Co. No. 1384447) off the New Zealand Register of Companies. The IRD had lodged an objection within the 20-working day time limit following the public notification of his intention to remove it on 18 October 2007. It appears that the IRD has either succeeded in sorting out the matters of tax owed by Mr Carr’s company, or, as we suspect is more likely, has just given up pursuing the debt as the company director cannot be contacted by the National Enforcement Unit of the Companies Office at any known New Zealand address, including his so-called “residential address” 14/31 Greenlane Road, Remuera, Auckland” and the company’s “registered office” – a “virtual office” at “Unit 13, 33-35 Apollo Drive, Mairangi Bay, Auckland”. Strike Bowl Queenstown Ltd was incorporated by John Malcolm Carr on 28 Aug. 2003 and the last Annual Return he filed was dated 31 July 2006. The Society believes that the integrity of the Register and the Companies Office’s enforcement agency – the National Enforcement Unit – is open to question when false, out-of-date and misleading information is allowed to go unchecked.
Potentially dangerous gaps in New Zealand’s company registration system have been revealed as an investigation continues by the Society into the operations of a number of NZ registered companies owned by a US-registered corporation, as well as the activities of its Principal and registered agent who directs the NZ companies. A NZ-based co-director of one of his other companies is also under investigation.