Tuesday, May 23, 2006

Con Land


A few months back while I was admiring a large hoarding of 'The World' in Shekh Zayed Rd, the taxi driver driver turned to me and said "Do you know who is going live in these palms and islands?".
When I did not offer any answer he remarked with a straight face, "All the world's richest criminals and drug dealers".
"Yeah?".
"Well, can you think of a safer place for people like that to live where nobody (Interpol, FBI etc) can hunt them down?".
If there was no hint of surprise in my face, it would probably because Dubai had a bad reputation of being a safe haven for criminals; and really rich ones at that. But times have changed, and Dubai has more responsibility being in the spotlight for much better reasons. So I was quite surprised after seeing this article in ProperT.ae magazine.

It briefly talks about the Sales and Marketing Director of MED(Middle East Development), Mr. Nigel K Russell who apparently ' brought the concept of Apartment Residences in the UAE' and and was 'a pioneer in selling condos in the US during the 80's'. Pioneer he was, according to this website which states he is a wanted man for non-payment to his clients, deception, assault and other cases. There is even a Yahoo group set up by people who has been cheated by this pioneer. For all those who are planning to embrace MEDs concept of 'Apartment Residences', I wish you all the luck in the world; especially since he got fired from another reputed real-estate company in UAE an year back after they found out about his illustrious career.

UPDATE: Apparently Nigel has been fired from MED last week and has disappeared again. Probably to the UK.

27 Comments:

Anonymous Anonymous said...

YOU are all a bunch of idiots.. Nigel Russell is a amazing person and is a genuine person.. he has done things for the rich and the poor and putting things up on a website that are not relevant or even completely true is rediculous.. For all of the readers out there take advice.. i know the guy and he is not a stealer or a crook must of the information is a big lie

5:27 am  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

The above article is correct. Nigel is a professional con man. Watch out also for his supposed wife, Tracy Russell.

11:15 pm  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

WHY BLAME A PERSON WHEN YOU ARE STUPID ENOUGH TO BELEIVE HIM ?

LETS FACE IT GREED WAS YOUR DOWNFALL ?

HENCE IMPROVE YOUR INNER QUALIITES RATHER THAN TARGETING PEOPLE AROUND YOU.

THINK ABOUT IT

2:50 pm  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Nigel Russell is in the UK, the north west to be precise!!
He is still conning people and getting away with it!!!!
As for people saying he is a nice man they clearly haven't met him!!!
People do not deserve what they get but his time will come!!!

11:38 pm  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

he is still conning people and getting away with it

3:19 pm  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Nigel is certainly not a professional conman. When he left MED It was under a mutual agreement because he had failed to disclose his sentence in the US. The Sheik had to let him go in case of any bad press being associated with MED, however he still had strong contacts in Dubai and with the sheik personally, some of the posts on this site are ludacris.

3:27 pm  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

and he was sentenced in the US why?? Due to cons...Correct? yes. You are all too stupid to be typing. When your the one getting screwed trying to support a family, maybe you can relate. All rumors are tru. You all dont know sh!t! Maybe cause your all ignorant Brits! Go home. Shut up and go use that energy to make contracts with NIGEL you tards!

9:31 pm  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

AS FOR THE PERSON SAYING HE ISNT A GENUINE OR NICE GUY HE IS!!! PEOPLE LIKE YOU DONT REALISE THE DEVASTATION AND HURT YOUR COMMENTS CAUSE HIS FAMILY AND SHOULD REALLY THINK ABOUT SLAGGING PEOPLE OFF WITHOUT KNOWING THE DISTRUCTION IT WILL CAUSE!!

I KNOW HIM VERY WELL AND HAVE FOR 26 YEARS AND I AM BLESSED TO HAVE HIM IN MY LIFE!

SO PLEASE IF YOUR GOING TO START SLAGGING HIM OFF AND SAYING THINGS ON INTERNET WEB FOURUMS THINK TWICE ABOUT WHAT YOU WRITE AS ITS NOT HIM YOUR GETTING AT ITS HIS FAMILY!!

I AGREE WITH THE ABOVE COMMENT OF WHY BLAME A PERSON WHEN YOU ARE STUPID ENOUGH TO BELEIVE HIM ?

LETS FACE IT GREED WAS YOUR DOWNFALL ?

HENCE IMPROVE YOUR INNER QUALIITES RATHER THAN TARGETING PEOPLE AROUND YOU.

THINK ABOUT IT

THIS REALLY WINDS ME UP AND I MAY BE GOING ON BUT YOU REALLY DONT KNOW WHAT THIS HAS DONE TO HIM AND HIS FAMILY GET LIVES AND CONCENTRATE ON YOUR OWN!

PEOPLE IN GLASS HOUSES SHOULDNT THROW STONES!!

12:41 pm  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I know this has been down for quite some time. But is anyone able to tell me how Nigel Russell has conned them or what he has done? nobody appears to be able to give any specifics. I'm wondering as I have recently heard about him through some people in the North of England where he is very active, and wondering if my friends who have business with him should stay clear

3:39 pm  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I think Nigel`s record speaks for itself convicted in the US for fraud and other charges,this is a man without scrupples and not to be trusted. People who take money from other people with the intention to deceive should be classed as a common criminal. The impact on people he has stolen from is overwelming and he should be stopped.The Liverpool Echo ran an article on him and he currently lives in Tarporley in Cheshire

4:16 pm  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Still ripping people off, but in Liverpool now. Selling investments in Student accommodation.

Potential investors beware.

10:30 pm  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Nigel Russell of Penlake has duped many people to buy student premises with the guarantee of assured rent for the first year.He has stopped payments for six months now.Another company he runs "Middle England Developments" presumably could step in to pay his debts but it's doubtful.He is under investigation by Action Fraud, government based group who have urged any investors experiencing the same problem to call them on;0300 123 2040. He must be stopped before he does another runner, although there are few places who would accept him now.

8:10 pm  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

read the liverpool daily post 16th of may for latest on Nigel

5:52 pm  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Nigel and his company Penlake/Middle England are currently causing havoc in Liverpool England. Buildings unfinished, investors unpaid for 8 months, rental assurance ignored etc etc etc. An investors group is apparently appointing a new management company to take over. By all accounts the man is an arrogant, lying bully. For further info, google "Nigel Russell Liverpool Echo" and check editions 14.12.2011, 28.02.2013 and 16.05.2013

5:07 am  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Dear Oh Dear. He sounds a right charmer. Check articles on him in the Orlando Sentinel where he was known as "The Florida Shark". Don't think I shall be putting any of my money into any of his ventures.

5:23 am  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Nigel and his "wife" conned over 500 investors in student accommodations in Liverpool this year.
They paid no rental income to the owners since December 2012, and "rented" public areas in the buildings for their own profit

9:25 am  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Nigel K Russell is a disgrace, he ruins lives, one can only hope that karma works it's magic

PS. for anyone who is interested he lives in Tarporley, Cheshire

3:03 pm  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Nearly invested myself until I investigated who he was. Close shave !!!Check the Liverpool Daily Post website from 28/08/13 search Nigel Russell. The portrait of himself dressed-up as George 5th is both hilarious, tasteless and really really weird. You just gotta see this !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! Ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha

2:37 am  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

OMG. King Kev.

1:43 am  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

looks like the mf uses a vanity address of tarporley CW6 0HZ for his directorships registered address that seems to be much closer to tarvin in cheshire. Its nowhere near tarporley on the map

10:36 am  
Blogger CPC Worldwide Ltd said...

We are currently investigating Middle England Developments/ Penlake Limited and related companies.

Please visit http://middleenglanddevelopmentsdebt.wordpress.com

4:55 pm  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Nigel Russell is a crook, conmans and obnoxious, lying bully. Do not on any account have anything to do with him, He and his wife have ruined countless lives over decades over three continents.

2:21 am  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

YOU are all a bunch of idiots.. AS FOR THE PERSON SAYING HE ISNT A GENUINE OR NICE GUY - HE ISN'T!!! PEOPLE LIKE YOU DONT REALISE THE DEVASTATION AND HURT YOUR COMMENTS CAUSE HIS FAMILY AND SHOULD REALLY THINK ABOUT SLAGGING PEOPLE OFF WITHOUT KNOWING THE DISTRUCTION (I wish to god I could spell) IT WILL CAUSE!! Kev is a amazing person and is a genuine person.. he has done things for the rich, needy and the poor just like Robin Hood and putting things up on a website that are not relevant or even completely true is rediculous..(I wish to god I could spell). For all of the readers out there take some advise.. i know the guy and he is super. It just goes to show loadsa money cant buy you friends social skills good taste or competence. i love him and i want to have his babies. Gary :P

5:14 am  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

It is clear the Nigel has conned over 500 people in Liverpool, by selling them student accommodations, promising return of investment. However, some of the building are in such bad shape that they can not get license. Nigel is now trying to take over the buildings, by sabotaging water supply and claiming more money from the investors. His company went into receivership, but he still claim ownership of freeholds.
No doubt he has cheated many many people.

5:55 am  
Anonymous investor said...

Nigel and Tracy are crooks and need to be stopped!
They failed to pay the construction companies that performed work on the Liverpool housing. They then failed to pay guaranteed rental amounts to investors.
They then used the rent collected for themselves.
Currently he is claiming control of freeholds and further trying to embezzle funds from investors.
Hopefully he ends up in jail again.

12:15 am  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

ha ha I've conned you all out of money. I'm enjoying my money and carssa. See you in courtre
Nige dl

5:16 am  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

This con man has now moved to Marbella Spain. Any expats there beware.

4:59 pm  

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