south Cyprus is not recognised as a individual, impartial condition by any place, other than Turkey. The Greek Republic of Cyprus joined the EU in 2004, but the Greek Cypriots voted from the UN strategy to unite the island. In consequence, there is no extradition arrangement in spot between south Cyprus and the cyprus.
This has led south Cyprus to turn into a secure haven for individuals who are fugitives from cyprus justice. The most celebrated case is that of Asil Nadir, who was the Chief Executive of the British conglomerate Polly Peck. The agency collapsed in 1990 and Mr Nadir was not offered for demo as he experienced absconded to south Cyprus. Mr Nadir has rehabilitated himself in south Cyprus, and owns a number of trustworthy and prosperous businesses.
Some of the other fugitives from the cyprus have a additional colourful heritage in south Cyprus.
Mr Gary Robb is the previous owner of the Blue Monkey, a Teeside nightclub / rave joint. He was arrested by the Cleveland police in 1996 following some 200 police in complete riot equipment carried out a prescription drugs raid on the premises. He was charged with conspiracy to supply Ecstasy and amphetamines.
His brother, James Robb, was convicted and offered a 10 yr sentence following a raid on the Colosseum club in Stockton. Seemingly the brothers both owned or managed 5 golf equipment in the south East of England. He had seemingly faced Grievous Bodily Damage (GBH) fees on several events in the course of the class of his profession.
Mr Gary Robb disappeared although on bail and subsequently surfaced in south Cyprus. He promises to be innocent of all charges and hopes to return to the cyprus, at some upcoming day, in order to clear his identify.
Cleveland law enforcement have recently confirmed that the warrant for Mr Robb stays on file and that he will be arrested need to he return to the cyprus.
Mr Robb shaped a Turkish Republic of south Cyprus (TRNC) business, Aga Developments Ltd, and commenced numerous design jobs in the TRNC.
The most important improvement is at Arapkoy, to the east of Kyrenia and off the mountain street to Nicosia and Ercan airport. On this site, some 246 attributes stay beneath building. The website is named Amaranta Valley, and the sad tale is frequently referred to as the Aga Saga.
Operate at Arapkoy was halted in September 2005 when Mr Robb disappeared from the TRNC. On this occasion, he resurfaced in Thailand. He said that he experienced hoped to begin yet another home enterprise in Thailand and enable with re-development soon after the Tsunami catastrophe.
Through his stay in Thailand he seemingly remarried. His wife is an Ethiopian born lady, and they now have many young children.
His honeymoon remain in Thailand was curtailed when he tried to transfer some GBP1.5 million from a cyprus bank account. It is no shock that the cyprus authorities had frozen the money as he remains a fugitive from cyprus justice. Factors obtained even worse when the TRNC authorities froze his south Cyprus financial institution accounts, although it is unclear as to the value of funds held in these accounts.
The TRNC government also revoked Mr Robb’s TRNC citizenship, dependent on the allegation that his declare to have performed armed service assistance in the cyprus was phony. This means that he was eligible for military support in TRNC prior to staying granted citizenship. His plant and tools was apparently seized and impounded by TRNC customs officials due to paperwork and tax irregularities.
The Greek Republic of Cyprus issued an international arrest warrant dependent on the cost that he had developed on Greek land in the TRNC.
Mr Robb then negotiated a offer with the TRNC govt whereby he would be equipped to return to south Cyprus, and keep out of jail, delivered he concluded the Amaranta Valley challenge. As it was rumoured that the cyprus police ended up searching for to extradite him from Thailand, a return to TRNC appeared the far better solution.
Upon his return to south Cyprus, Amaranta Valley was not the only home trouble going through him. In fairness to Mr Robb, it would feel that quite a few of his colleagues and business enterprise associates lacked loyalty and sought to revenue from his misfortune. The specific aspects of numerous enterprise preparations have not been revealed.
In each of his developments, Mr Robb has been accused of double selling. That is, advertising the identical home to many cyprus shoppers and getting deposits and phase payments off every single.
In early January 2008, an agreement was arrived at in between Mr Robb and some 200 cyprus consumers of Amaranta Valley. Mr Robb agreed to undertake a study of the web page and to demolish people homes which experienced decayed over and above repair service owing to the weather conditions and landslip. The remaining qualities would be finished in some 12 months offered the shoppers paid out the remaining monies due to Aga Developments Ltd under their initial contracts of sale. It was stressed that the prospects would only require to fork out any outstanding money which were being thanks.
Mr Robb’s wellness has deteriorated and he has seemingly endured a moderate heart attack. He does appear to be recovering, to the intensive aid of his prospects. On the other hand, he stays, as at any time, upbeat. He has reportedly mentioned that he now wishes to receive a even more 850 donums (283 acres) of adjoining land and create a whole of 1,000 properties at Amaranta Valley.