Apart from Northbridge Security Services, who have very falsely claimed to be the “reborn Executive Outcomes”, there are some more frauds out there claiming to be “closely” associated with and/or linked to me/Executive Outcomes, despite the fact that I had never even heard of them – until now. Like Northbridge, they seem to no longer know where their lie started or how it will end.
I have in no way been associated/involved with Saracen International since 1997 or indeed even had contact with the company since then. Perhaps the two South African journalists who perpetuated the recent claim (De Wet Potgieter and Ivor Powel) - or regurgitated it - would like to tell me why they chose to lie for a living. Better still, maybe they would like to ensure that I get paid by Saracen. I will give them a recovery fee for that, something that ought not to be too difficult for them as they apparently “know” that I am part of Saracen. If they represent the best in South African journalism, that trade is in big trouble.
It appears as though some foreign journalists are now following the Potgieter/Powel example by exposing history. Perhaps the next big story they work on will be disastrous charge of the Light Brigade at Balaclava.
A crowd that has recently fallen out of the woodwork is Strategic Stability International (SSI), a few of its associated companies and some of the people associated with it. This includes:
1. Strategic Stability International
2. Provident Stability International
3. Consular Operations International
4. Recruiting Strategies
5. Cela Consult (Not to be confused with Cela Consulting)
6. CV Jobs Co
7. Mr Jonathan Constable
8. Mr Steven Mohadi
9. Mr Andrew Cohen
10. Mr Jean Oberholzer
11. Mr Lionel Britz
12. Mr Theo Mahlangu
13. Mr Lawrence Heron
It appears that the above companies and people were claiming to have contracts in a Middle Eastern and a Central American country and that I was involved in some manner or form “behind the scenes”. Apart from this blatant lie, there were apparently no contracts in either the Middle East or Central America.
Taking this apparent deception a step further, every person who applied for a position on these contracts, had to pay a fee of SA Rands 250, 00 (approx US$ 35) to have their applications processed. By their own admission – in writing - SSI and its associates “recruited” 1 200 men – making a tidy sum out of their efforts.
When these non-existent contracts started going pear-shaped, the blame was subsequently placed on my shoulders with implications that I was sabotaging their efforts, something I found amusing as I had no knowledge of these clowns or of their non-existent contracts. It was also explained that I had “gone into hiding” as “they were after me”. Dream on you Plonkers!
I am told that there is currently an investigation into SSI and its merry associates – and their strange business dealings.
This story does have a happy ending: Apparently Mr Jonathan Constable was recently arrested for human trafficking. Unfortunately, those who were conned into paying their fees will in all probability never see their money again.
Furthermore, I am in no manner or form associated with the many companies that have adopted the name or pose as Executive Outcomes. These include:
1. The Australian Executive Outcomes (www.executiveoutcomes.com.au)
2. The US-based Executive Outcomes (http://www.execoutcomes.com/)
3. The FaceBook crowd (http://www.facebook.com/pages/Executive-Outcomes/106052689424998)
4. The New Zealand crowd http://www.linkedin.com/companies/executive-outcomes-ltd
5. Executive Outcomes – Professional Adult Business Consulting - maybe Thor at firstname.lastname@example.org could enlighten us?...and the numerous other name-stealers and wannabees.
To say I am sick of these people would be an understatement of gigantic proportions.
The reality is that none of the above posers would be able to walk half-a-mile in the shoes of the men who served in the real Executive Outcomes.
I still have more information coming in on other companies claiming to represent me or posing as Executive Outcomes. This I shall post in due course.
Added on 24 January 2011: Another company forming part of this conglomerate is “International Intelligence Risk Management” – also run by Jonathan Constable. Constable also goes by the alias of “Derek Davies” – maybe his undercover name?
Added on 27 January 2011: Here is a link to the site of someone who has apparently suffered at the hands of this con: http://spiderman0000000.blog.com/. I hope they see justice served.