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“WE WILL NOT TAKE ACTION”: ASIC too lazy to go after fallen queer Evo Media magnate & dentist harasser, Mark Christopher Anthony

EXCLUSIVE: The nation’s financial and corporate regulator, the Australian Securities and Investments Commission (ASIC), is seemingly too lazy to go after disgraced queer media magnate and former Evo Media owner, Mark Christopher Anthony, despite pleas from other business owners still being harassed by the now officially declared dodgy businessman and evidence piling in against him. [READ MORE]

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BE AFRAID, HE MIGHT SUE! Disgraced queer media tycoon Mark Anthony back with threats to gay businesses as prison beckons for dodgy bosses

EXCLUSIVE: He’s back! Fallen queer magazine tycoon, Mark Christopher Anthony, is back to his alleged shady best. He’s once again flouting the law and doing what he loves most: sending lousy legal letters in a bid to shake down suburban businesses on behalf of a media empire that no longer exists and one from which he is banned from associating with in any case.

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BALD FACED CON! Convicted fraudster tossed out of Sydney pub owing tens of thousands to bands after ripping off punks & bar staff

EXCLUSIVE INVESTIGATION: A convicted fraudster who once faked his CV so he could unlawfully obtain almost $6 million from high-profile victims and banks is at the centre of a police investigation after being tossed out from running a trendy Sydney pub for failing to pay rent and allegedly stealing tens of thousands of dollars owed to bands from ticket sales to live music events.

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WHAT A GRUB! Elite Sydney lawyer Victor Berger finally struck off for pilfering money from dying women with dementia despite attempts by powerful friends to save him

An elite Sydney lawyer who parasitically preyed on the vulnerable, elderly and dying has finally been struck off the local legal register despite a Federal MP, two rabbis, a Senior Counsel, businessmen, a company chairman, a chairman of a public company, a solicitor and a retired Supreme Court Judge all providing “character references” and supporting the disgraced solicitor who engaged in widespread fraud and dishonest practices.

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“DISQUALIFIED”! SameSame & SX Magazine owner Mark Anthony banned by ASIC as queer media implodes with crimes & cover-ups

EXCLUSIVE INVESTIGATION – PART SIX: His nationwide media company is in ruins. Broken into pieces much like the so-called “antique vase” apparently belonging to his mother that was smashed upon his front door by a poverty-stricken and fed-up employee. Likewise, his reputation is shattered. His media group forcibly placed into administration and liquidation, with employees, suppliers, creditors, and the Tax Office thought to be owed more than $1 million. His glossy magazines full of display ads and once-popular websites too, all gone. Kaput. Nada. Can no longer be read, can no longer be seen.

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NAME & SHAME! Meet the people behind the company accused of scamming the elderly out of their life savings

They are the people who run one of Australia’s largest retirement village businesses which this week has been accused of long-running scams against their elderly clients. But amongst the cabal of financiers, property developers, traders, lawyers and accountants who infest the corridors of AVEO, there is not one person on its board or leadership team who seemingly has any sort of real-world experience or knowledge of the aged-care sector.

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OPINION: How gay media got into this mess

The current troubles of Evo Media – publishers of SX Magazine, SameSame and Gay News Network – as first revealed by True Crime News Weekly reflect a bigger trend faced not just by gay and lesbian media, but all traditional media around the world, writes journalist, author and queer media watcher, Bill Calder.

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IN THEIR OWN WORDS! Evo Media owners admit they spent almost $500k with rorted employees hoping company “burns in hell”

EXCLUSIVE INVESTIGATION – PART FOUR: It’s the sensational and quite frankly horrifying media and community corruption scandal that simply won’t go away and has now led to death threats being made against True Crime News Weekly by a former senior employee of the AIDS Council of NSW (ACON) which also implicates the organisation’s CEO.

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UPDATE! Evo Media director sends late-night threats to employees as more “shonky” rorts in queer media surface

EXCLUSIVE INVESTIGATION – UPDATE: More people have come forward alleging “shonky” rorts taking place across queer media outlets, with Evo Media now in damage control as its banned company director sends intimidatory late-night legal threats to employees who spoke out to True Crime News Weekly. Our editor, Serkan Ozturk, digs deeper into the growing scandal.

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SPECIAL REPORT: Scams, frauds & crimes? Employees lift lid on Evo Media and queer power games

EXCLUSIVE INVESTIGATION: Australia’s largest LGBTIQ publishing house Evo Media has been labelled a “sham company” allegedly engaging in widespread “fraud” against employees and advertisers while being criminally operated by a banned company director. That’s according to current and recent senior staff members who are owed hundreds of thousands of dollars in superannuation and entitlements and feel let down by corporate regulators like the ATO and ASIC.

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Fraud & cyber crime are what you need to be afraid of: UK stats

Ever fell in love with a Nigerian prince who promised you the world only to discover it was all a sham and you’re now spending 20 years in the Bangkok Hilton over drugs smuggling charges? Well, you may not be the only one with the latest statistics from the UK showing that online fraud is the most common crime in the country, with almost one in ten people becoming a victim to fraudsters.