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[Resolved]  Royal Indian Raj — Court Cases - Fraud & Embezzlement

Royal Indian Raj International Corporation – Court cases – Fraud and Embezzlement, Manoj C Benjamin, Collins Benjamin, Ravi Benjamin. Past history shows that usually the Benjamins have long disappeared with the money by the time anyone becomes aware that they have been scammed.

The Benjamins know from past scams that only a small fraction of victims file claims, so it is profitable to pay off that small fraction and walk away with the rest of the money. The only difference with the Royal Indian Raj Internatioanl Corporation scam is that the Benjamins got caught red handed with their pants down and their hands in the cookie jar. Had the permissions already come in long ago the Benjamins would have been long gone with the money and the land.

Now the Benjamins are desperately scrambling with more deception and lies and trying to redirect blame and distract everyone long enough so they can figure out an escape strategy. They do not answer any questions focused around the fraud, the false marketing, the misrepresentations, the false claims, the embezzlement and where $16 Million of shareholder, investor and customer funds disappeared. Their goal was to delay people from requesting refunds and filing claims until after permissions when it will be too late to file claims as they will simply close down the companies as failed ventures while they walk away with the money (like they have in the past). Their goal was to keep the number of refunds and claims to a minimum of the expected small fraction (learned from past scams) which they would pay and the rest would lose because they waited too long to file a claim.

However, now having been discovered before they expected – red handed with their pants down and their hands in the cookie jar – the Benjamin's are desperately scrambling. They have no place to hide as everyone already knows. They can not close the companies as failed ventures as it is premature to their plan and they would have to explain where the $16 Million disappeared or refund monies. The Benjamins know that they are now under ongoing investigation by authorities so they can not close the companies like they have done in the past. The Benjamins can only attempt to redirect blame and continue their deception and lying in order to distract shareholders, investors and customers while they figure out an escape. However cracks are starting to surface as the Royal Indian Raj International Corporation is unable to pay its bills. The Benjamins have claimed only a few customers and shareholders have requested refunds but this contrary to Royal Indian Raj International Corporation court documents that state customers have requested refund of deposits of almost $10 Million, that is almost all the customers.

Ongoing investigations can take some time - for example: Tarsem Gill, an associate of Manoj Benjamin, was arrested and charged after several years of investigation on August 2008 for the largest real estate fraud in British Columbia $40 Million. In the end, Royal Indian Raj International Corporation, the Benjamins and the staff will all be charged and prosecuted. However, even though ongoing investigations are in process, individuals are also starting to file individual lawsuits against Royal Indian Raj International Corporation, the Benjamin's and the staff in order to secure their priority for payment. If we are not returned our monies immediately as per our lawyers’ demands, we plan to, as well.

In the present fraud scam by Royal Indian Raj International Corporation and the Benjamins, our lawyers and the police advised me of three certainties.

Firstly, a fraud artist is a fraud artist is a fraud artist. A fraud artist always is and always will be a fraud artist even after serving prison time. The allure of easy money is just too great for a fraud artist. Even when scams go wrong a fraud artist doesn’t admit fault and look for honest work he just exits by redirecting blame and finds another scam. Sound familiar? I agree, the Benjamins are fraud artists.

Secondly, rather than any words or promises from a fraud artist, the past actions are the best barometer of the truth and future actions. Once a criminal always a criminal!

Thirdly, a fraud artist never never tells the truth. Even when caught a fraud artist continues to lie, if not lie more, and continues to proclaim his innocence and tries to redirect blame to others. The obvious reason is to escape prosecution or exit with the greatest amount of money and find another scam. But speak to any fraud artist sentenced to prison for his crimes and you will find they all continue to claim they are innocent and that someone else is to blame. And so the lies and fraud continues even after being caught. Just look at any major fraud in the recent past and the claim is always the same: Conrad Black, Martha Stewart, Bernard Madoff, Enron, and the list goes on. All continue to claim innocence and try to redirect blame (like the Benjamins and Royal Indian Raj) but all were convicted. It took time and did not happen overnight but all were convicted. Sound familiar??

Past actions are the best barometer of the truth and future actions so let us look below at some of the past legal actions and the start of a new stream of legal actions against the Benjamins, Royal Indian Raj International Corporation and the staff. Please note these are only some of the legal actions as the Benjamins operate their scams under numerous companies in a variety of areas. These are some of the recent cases in Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada. You will obviously find more cases: from the past in Nova Scotia, Canada; from the past in New Brunswick, Canada; from the past in Prince Edward Island, Canada; from the United States; from India or under other company names. When looking at the past cases remember that for each and every case that was filed there are probably nine to ten victims that did not file because it was too late to file as the Benjamins had already closed the companies and disappeared before anyone realized what was going on.

What is different about the Royal Indian Raj International Corporation scam is that the Benjamins are unexpectedly caught red handed and they have no place to hide so all the victims have the opportunity to file claims. All the shareholders, investors and customers should consider themselves extremely lucky in discovery of this scam now because a little while longer the companies would have been shut done as failed ventures and the Benjamins disappeared. In the present situation, the Benjamin's are forced to answer to their fraud, repay monies and show where the $16 Million disappeared.

1. Lets us look at the recent criminal activity of Manoj C Benjamin. Manoj Benjamin likes to spend shareholder, investor and customer funds to pay for his lavish lifestyle of expensive nightlife and expensive cars – Rolls Royce, Ferrari, Jaguar, etc. One of the fallouts of this endless supply of money is that Manoj Benjamin has an alcohol drinking problem and is frequently arrested for drinking and driving. Manoj Benjamin is also infamous for throwing drunken tirades in restaurants or other establishments. Apparently, approximately two years ago, Manoj Benjamin was also arrested for assault of his girlfriend Rani Gill. Apparently, Manoj Benjamin stripped his girlfriend Rani Gill down to her undergarments and beat her and then dragged her out of his penthouse by her hair. He then kicked her out his apartment building and onto the street half-naked and battered and bruised. Manoj Benjamin likes to portray himself a class act which is obviously far from the truth…….what a disgusting animal, what a scumbag, what a low life!!! He should try that with some of the investors, the outcome is certain to be much different. Wonder how much he had to pay of our money to make that assault go away? Some of his recent criminal appearances are connected to his drinking and driving. If you follow the link below you find he is next due in court on March 9th, 2008 and March 24th, 2008. However, Manoj Benjamin pays little regard to the law and continues to drive while drunk or while prohibited. If your see Manoj Benjamin in a restaurant or other nightlife establishments just call the Police as he will probably drive away drunk or while he is prohibited. If you see Manoj Benjamin driving on the street call the Police as he is probably driving drunk or while prohibited. If you see Manoj Benjamin throwing a drunken tirade in a restaurant or nightlife establishment just call the Police as he is probably going to drive drunk or while he is prohibited. This low life character Manoj Benjamin has absolutely no regard for the law much less his shareholders, investors, and customers. And let us not forget beating on women, like Rani Gill. At present, the home service address of Manoj Benjamin is: PH[protected] West Georgia Street, Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada, V6G 2T8
Follow the link and then do search under “individual” for “partial” name and enter “Benjamin” under last name and “manoj” under first name.
https://eservice.ag.gov.bc.ca/cso/esearch/criminal/partySearch.do;jsessionid=8e2...

2. Lets look at some of the past cases for past scams by the Benjamins prior to Royal Indian Raj International Corporation. Most of these cases were against Collins Benjamin as Manoj Benjamin was a bankrupt who could not hold any corporate position. It is estimated that there were hundreds and hundreds of victims but only a fraction were able to file cases as Collins Benjamin fled to India. At present, Collins Benjamin's home service address is Villa No. 11, Prestige Dorchester, Behind Jakkur Flying Club, Jakkur Village, Bangalore -560 065 Here are 35 cases. Follow the link and then do search under “individual” for “partial” name and enter “Benjamin” under last name and “collins” under first name
https://eservice.ag.gov.bc.ca/cso/esearch/civil/searchPartyResult.do?serviceId=2...

3. Lets look at some of the past cases associated with past companies used by the Benjamins in past scams. A lot of these cases involve Carriage Lane Fine Homes Ltd. which the Benjamins operated prior to Royal Indian Raj. It is estimated that there were hundreds and hundreds of victims but only a fraction were able to file cases as the company closed its doors before others realized. Here are 61 cases. Follow the link and then do search under “organization” for “partial” name and enter “carriage lane fine ” under organization name.
https://eservice.ag.gov.bc.ca/cso/esearch/civil/searchPartyResult.do?serviceId=2...

4. Ravi Benjamin, Anjula Benjamin, Maya Benjamin and Sherri (Benjamin) Vaters have always been used as conduits to move money out of companies involved in the Benjamins’ scams. However, past and present victims are learning and starting to file claims against these individuals also. Below you will see cases filed against Ravi Benjamin from 10 years ago as well as just recently for illegal sale of shares. From our research with his friends and neighbors at his last residence it appears Ravi Benjamin may also have a drug habit which he may feed with our money or by facilitating the sale of illegal drugs. We are told that if anyone sees Ravi, alone or with companions, appearing and acting as if he is under the influence of drugs while driving or in restaurants or bars we should call the Police as he may have illegal drugs on his possession. At present, as noted in the court cases below, Ravi Benjamin’s home document service address is 2704 Graveley Street, Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada, V5K 3J8
Follow the link and then do search under “individual” for “partial” name and enter “benjamin” under last name and “ravi” under first name
https://eservice.ag.gov.bc.ca/cso/esearch/civil/searchPartyResult.do?serviceId=2...

5. Sherri (Benjamin) Vaters – wife of Ravi Benjamin, Anjula Benjamin, Maya Benjamin and Ravi Benjamin have always been used conduits to move money out of companies which the Benjamins are using for their scams. However, present victims are learning and starting to file claims against these individuals also. Below you will see cases filed against Sherri Benjamin just recently for illegal sale of shares. At present, Sherri (Benjamin) Vaters’ home service address is 2704 Graveley Street, Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada, V5K 3J8
Follow the link and then do search under “individual” for “partial” name and enter “vaters” under last name and “sherri” under first name
https://eservice.ag.gov.bc.ca/cso/esearch/civil/searchPartyResult.do?serviceId=2...

6. Beyond the ongoing investigations of Royal Indian Raj International Corporation, let us look at the start of individuals also filing individual cases against Royal Indian Raj International Corporation. The service address for Royal Indian Raj International Corporation is: 112 North Curry Street, Carson City, Nevada, USA,[protected]
Follow the link and then do search under “organization” for “partial” name and enter “royal indian raj” under organization name.
https://eservice.ag.gov.bc.ca/cso/esearch/civil/searchPartyResult.do?serviceId=2...

7. Beyond the ongoing investigations of Royal Indian Raj International Corporation, let us look at the start of individuals also filing individual cases against Royal Garden Villas Resort Corp. (RG Villas). The service address for Royal Garden Villas Resort Corp. is: 820-1112 West Pender Street, Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada, V6E 2R9
Follow the link and then do search under “organization” for “partial” name and enter “royal garden villas” under organization name.
https://eservice.ag.gov.bc.ca/cso/esearch/civil/searchPartyResult.do?serviceId=2...

8. The staffs of Royal Indian Raj International Corporation are not innocent bystanders and victims are learning and starting to file cases against staff as well. Below you will see the start of such cases filed against Kenneth Corey – Vice President Marketing and Operations. At present, the home service address of Kenneth Corey is: 577 Boundary Bay Road, Delta, British Columbia, Canada, V4L 1N3
Follow the link and then do search under “individual” for “partial” name and enter “corey” under last name and “kenneth” under first name
https://eservice.ag.gov.bc.ca/cso/esearch/civil/searchPartyResult.do?serviceId=2...

9. If you find any other cases under other companies please advise us. Everyone thanks you.
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Royal Indian Raj — Fraud & Deception - news article 4, Promises much Delivers little

www.canada.com/vancouversun/news/business/story.html?id=11ace6a[protected]d074d0...

Company promises much, delivers little

David Baines, Vancouver Sun
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Published: Saturday, April 05, 2008


The grandly named Royal Indian Raj International Corp. occupies luxurious offices on the sixth floor of The Landing in Gastown, overlooking Vancouver harbour.

The reception area is furnished with gilded Italian furniture. On a feature wall, softly washed in light, is the company's crest, along with the names of four cities where the company ostensibly operates: "New York, London, Vancouver, Bangalore."

Also adorning the walls are framed copies of articles about the company and its chairman and CEO, Manoj Benjamin: "Vancouver Tycoon to Build Asian City, " says the headline on one of the stories, written by the Asian Pacific Post.

Published in October 2004, the article reported that Royal Indian Raj was set to build a $3-billion "smart city" near the Bangalore airport.

The project, to commence in early 2005, would include 35, 000 residential units, a central business district, an industrial district, an entertainment district, parks, restaurants, shopping, educational facilities and civic amenities, with a combined retail value of more than $9 billion US when completed in 2015.

"Our goal is to develop the New India, modernizing housing and businesses and realizing a self-sustaining city of the future for this country and its inhabitants, " Benjamin told the newspaper.

The company's reception area also contains a prominently displayed poster celebrating the first component of that city, the Royal Garden Villas & Resort: "Vijay Amritraj and Jack Nicklaus welcome you to India's most exclusive resort community, " the poster states, referring to India's most famous tennis player and one of America's most famous golfers.

All told, Royal Indian Raj's office is the picture of affluence. But so far, that's all it is -- a picture.

There are no offices in New York and London, at least none that are listed. If they do exist, the receptionist in Vancouver refuses to provide their addresses or telephone numbers: "We don't give out any information. Absolutely not, " she says.

Although more than three years have passed since the scheduled ground-breaking, nothing has been built. Investors, which include a string of Major League Baseball players, are getting restless. Two have filed lawsuits in B.C. Supreme Court.

Also, Vijay Amritraj is not quite as welcoming as the poster would suggest. More than a year ago, after making several appearances on behalf of Royal Indian Raj, he disassociated himself from the company.

"I want to go on record as saying I have no connection with this group, " he told the Times of India in July 2007. "Since January [2007], I have communicated my decision several times, but they [Royal Indian Raj officials] still continue to feature me on their website. I find it tough to face questions on the progress of the project from committed customers whom I meet at airports and restaurants. This has put me in a bad light."

More than a year later, the company is still using Amritraj's visage to promote its Royal Garden project. Benjamin's son, Ravi -- an employee of the company -- tries to argue that this is not a promotional poster. It's laughable, like arguing that the dead parrot in the Monty Python skit is not really dead.

As portrayed on the company's website, Manoj Benjamin looks as regal and affluent as a Royal Indian Raj. But this is also deceiving. He is a former bankrupt with extravagant spending habits, and has been struggling to keep up appearances. The company, too, has been living a hand-to-mouth existence ever since it was incorporated in Nevada in March 1999.

I have made numerous requests to interview Benjamin, but his staff tell me he's too busy. I'm skeptical. I think it's more likely Benjamin realizes he won't want to frame this story and put it on the wall.

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In May 2005, an equally skeptical National Post reporter, Brian Hutchinson, travelled to Bangalore and met with Benjamin.

Benjamin, now 46, told Hutchinson that he emigrated to Halifax with his parents when he was just seven years old. By his early 20s, he was making good money buying and selling homes.

"Mr. Benjamin claims to have amassed a $6-million fortune by the time he turned 24, " Hutchinson reported. "Life was good in the Maritimes. But in 1993, the Benjamins decided to move west, to Vancouver."

The story then skips to Vancouver, missing a key event. In August 1993 -- just before he left Nova Scotia -- Benjamin declared bankruptcy, declaring zero assets and $670, 326 in liabilities.

Normally, it takes a first-time bankrupt just nine months to obtain an absolute discharge. In Benjamin's case, he was not discharged until December 1999 -- more than six years later. Exactly why it took so long is not clear.

In any event, this burp in Benjamin's otherwise champagne life is not mentioned in Hutchinson's story. Instead, it jumps to Vancouver where Benjamin and his father, Collins, build a few modest residential projects, the biggest a 17-unit apartment project in East Vancouver.

In March 1999, while Benjamin was still an undischarged bankrupt, he and his father incorporated Royal Indian Raj in Nevada, and then unveiled what they billed as the largest private real estate development in modern India: A high-tech city on 200 hectares, comprising 11.4 million square metres of floor space (15 times the size of London's famed Canary Wharf).

To finance the project, Benjamin began selling shares, first at $1 each and then at $5 each. According to audited statements, the company raised more than $3 million by May 2001. One of the biggest investors was Terry Mulholland, then a pitcher with the Atlanta Braves. By that date, he had invested $750, 000 US.

According to other investors, Mulholland's investment now exceeds $2 million, but he refused to confirm that. "It's a private matter for me and I'd like to keep it private, " he said during a telephone call on Thursday.

Other baseball players who bought shares or promissory notes include Braves pitchers Mike Remlinger and Greg Maddux, Braves outfielder Gary Sheffield, and Braves manager Bobby Cox. At least a half dozen other players also invested.

By March 2004, Royal Indian Raj had raised $3.5 million US from 80 Canadian and 120 U.S. investors, nearly all of which had been consumed by management fees, office expenses, investors relations, and a host of other operating costs.

Hundreds of internal e-mails -- which I obtained from a confidential source -- show that financial tensions have run high in the office, with family members often accusing each other of dishonesty and incompetence. E-mails are often laced with profanities and insults. The overall picture is one of an extremely dysfunctional family.

In early 2004, the company announced it had signed an agreement to sell an equity stake in the company to New York investment bank Global Emerging Markets for $547 million. Before it can access the money, Royal Indian Raj must obtain a listing on a European stock exchange.

The company promised to obtain the listing in 2005, but hasn't so far. Why is not known, but a confidential legal analysis done by Vancouver lawyer Herb Ono in August 2004 may provide a clue: Ono noted that some of the shares sold to investors may have not been exempt from prospectus requirements, which could cause a problem with securities regulators, and require the company to offer refunds to shareholders. It is not clear whether this matter was ever formally addressed.

Unable to tap into its financing sources, the company remained under heavy financial pressure. To raise more money, the company offered increasingly higher returns.

In June 2007, investor Dula Gettu filed a lawsuit claiming that she loaned $100, 000 US to the company. She said the company promised to repay all her principal plus 50 per cent interest within four months, plus 10, 000 shares. She alleged that when the note matured, the company repaid the principal but not the interest or the shares.

In a statement of defence, the company admitted it had borrowed the money, but argued that since the interest rate exceeded 60 per cent per annum, the interest rate was criminally usurious and the note unenforceable. This defence, while tactically clever, strikes me as morally questionable. In any event, the lawsuit was eventually settled on terms that were never disclosed.

Another investor, Bill Zack, who worked briefly for the company, invested at least $299, 000, according to internal records.

In September 2007, he filed a lawsuit claiming he had agreed to buy $113, 097 worth of shares in September 2005. He said the company agreed to repay the principal within 24 months, but failed to do so. The company has not filed a statement of defence and the matter remains unresolved.

Some of the baseball investors are also getting worried. An agent for one of the players told me he didn't think Royal Indian Raj would ever build anything.

"At every point where people started to doubt, they would come up with some new story that was more mesmerizing than the one before: They were going to get money from some bank in England, they were going to get money from a hedge fund or a private equity fund, they had some star from India."

To date, the company has raised an estimated $8 million from investors. Also, for the past two years, it has been pre-selling what it advertises as the first phase of its project -- a residential project involving more than 200 apartments and villas. It claims to have pre-sold 85 per cent of the units, but construction has not started. I assume this money is being placed in trust, but since Benjamin refused to speak with me, I was unable to confirm this.

The big selling point is an 18-hole golf course designed by Jack Nicklaus. To help develop and promote the project, the company has hired former Vancouver golf pro and marketing consultant Brad Ewart.

Ewart is clearly a believer. He said he is travelling to India on April 12 and will meet Jack Nicklaus there on April 18. "We will begin construction within 90 days, " he said. "A lot of things that have taken a long time to happen are now happening."

In his May 2005 story, Hutchinson noted that it's "not precisely clear" how much of the proposed development site actually belongs to the company.

The company almost certainly owns 17 acres, but this is far less than the more than 100 acres required for a golf course. Ewart insists the company owns the proposed site clear title, but when I pressed him, he admitted he has not seen documentary proof, rather he is relying on Benjamin's word.

Royal Indian Raj International Corporation — Court Cases - Fraud & Embezzlement

Royal Indian Raj International Corporation – Court cases – Fraud and Embezzlement, Manoj C Benjamin, Collins Benjamin, Ravi Benjamin. Past history shows that usually the Benjamins have long disappeared with the money by the time anyone becomes aware that they have been scammed.

The Benjamins know from past scams that only a small fraction of victims file claims, so it is profitable to pay off that small fraction and walk away with the rest of the money. The only difference with the Royal Indian Raj Internatioanl Corporation scam is that the Benjamins got caught red handed with their pants down and their hands in the cookie jar. Had the permissions already come in long ago the Benjamins would have been long gone with the money and the land.

Now the Benjamins are desperately scrambling with more deception and lies and trying to redirect blame and distract everyone long enough so they can figure out an escape strategy. They do not answer any questions focused around the fraud, the false marketing, the misrepresentations, the false claims, the embezzlement and where $16 Million of shareholder, investor and customer funds disappeared. Their goal was to delay people from requesting refunds and filing claims until after permissions when it will be too late to file claims as they will simply close down the companies as failed ventures while they walk away with the money (like they have in the past). Their goal was to keep the number of refunds and claims to a minimum of the expected small fraction (learned from past scams) which they would pay and the rest would lose because they waited too long to file a claim.

However, now having been discovered before they expected – red handed with their pants down and their hands in the cookie jar – the Benjamin's are desperately scrambling. They have no place to hide as everyone already knows. They can not close the companies as failed ventures as it is premature to their plan and they would have to explain where the $16 Million disappeared or refund monies. The Benjamins know that they are now under ongoing investigation by authorities so they can not close the companies like they have done in the past. The Benjamins can only attempt to redirect blame and continue their deception and lying in order to distract shareholders, investors and customers while they figure out an escape. However cracks are starting to surface as the Royal Indian Raj International Corporation is unable to pay its bills. The Benjamins have claimed only a few customers and shareholders have requested refunds but this contrary to Royal Indian Raj International Corporation court documents that state customers have requested refund of deposits of almost $10 Million, that is almost all the customers.

Ongoing investigations can take some time - for example: Tarsem Gill, an associate of Manoj Benjamin, was arrested and charged after several years of investigation on August 2008 for the largest real estate fraud in British Columbia $40 Million. In the end, Royal Indian Raj International Corporation, the Benjamins and the staff will all be charged and prosecuted. However, even though ongoing investigations are in process, individuals are also starting to file individual lawsuits against Royal Indian Raj International Corporation, the Benjamin's and the staff in order to secure their priority for payment. If we are not returned our monies immediately as per our lawyers’ demands, we plan to, as well.

In the present fraud scam by Royal Indian Raj International Corporation and the Benjamins, our lawyers and the police advised me of three certainties.

Firstly, a fraud artist is a fraud artist is a fraud artist. A fraud artist always is and always will be a fraud artist even after serving prison time. The allure of easy money is just too great for a fraud artist. Even when scams go wrong a fraud artist doesn’t admit fault and look for honest work he just exits by redirecting blame and finds another scam. Sound familiar? I agree, the Benjamins are fraud artists.

Secondly, rather than any words or promises from a fraud artist, the past actions are the best barometer of the truth and future actions. Once a criminal always a criminal!

Thirdly, a fraud artist never never tells the truth. Even when caught a fraud artist continues to lie, if not lie more, and continues to proclaim his innocence and tries to redirect blame to others. The obvious reason is to escape prosecution or exit with the greatest amount of money and find another scam. But speak to any fraud artist sentenced to prison for his crimes and you will find they all continue to claim they are innocent and that someone else is to blame. And so the lies and fraud continues even after being caught. Just look at any major fraud in the recent past and the claim is always the same: Conrad Black, Martha Stewart, Bernard Madoff, Enron, and the list goes on. All continue to claim innocence and try to redirect blame (like the Benjamins and Royal Indian Raj) but all were convicted. It took time and did not happen overnight but all were convicted. Sound familiar??

Past actions are the best barometer of the truth and future actions so let us look below at some of the past legal actions and the start of a new stream of legal actions against the Benjamins, Royal Indian Raj International Corporation and the staff. Please note these are only some of the legal actions as the Benjamins operate their scams under numerous companies in a variety of areas. These are some of the recent cases in Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada. You will obviously find more cases: from the past in Nova Scotia, Canada; from the past in New Brunswick, Canada; from the past in Prince Edward Island, Canada; from the United States; from India or under other company names. When looking at the past cases remember that for each and every case that was filed there are probably nine to ten victims that did not file because it was too late to file as the Benjamins had already closed the companies and disappeared before anyone realized what was going on.

What is different about the Royal Indian Raj International Corporation scam is that the Benjamins are unexpectedly caught red handed and they have no place to hide so all the victims have the opportunity to file claims. All the shareholders, investors and customers should consider themselves extremely lucky in discovery of this scam now because a little while longer the companies would have been shut done as failed ventures and the Benjamins disappeared. In the present situation, the Benjamin's are forced to answer to their fraud, repay monies and show where the $16 Million disappeared.

1. Lets us look at the recent criminal activity of Manoj C Benjamin. Manoj Benjamin likes to spend shareholder, investor and customer funds to pay for his lavish lifestyle of expensive nightlife and expensive cars – Rolls Royce, Ferrari, Jaguar, etc. One of the fallouts of this endless supply of money is that Manoj Benjamin has an alcohol drinking problem and is frequently arrested for drinking and driving. Manoj Benjamin is also infamous for throwing drunken tirades in restaurants or other establishments. Apparently, approximately two years ago, Manoj Benjamin was also arrested for assault of his girlfriend Rani Gill. Apparently, Manoj Benjamin stripped his girlfriend Rani Gill down to her undergarments and beat her and then dragged her out of his penthouse by her hair. He then kicked her out his apartment building and onto the street half-naked and battered and bruised. Manoj Benjamin likes to portray himself a class act which is obviously far from the truth…….what a disgusting animal, what a scumbag, what a low life!!! He should try that with some of the investors, the outcome is certain to be much different. Wonder how much he had to pay of our money to make that assault go away? Some of his recent criminal appearances are connected to his drinking and driving. If you follow the link below you find he is next due in court on March 9th, 2008 and March 24th, 2008. However, Manoj Benjamin pays little regard to the law and continues to drive while drunk or while prohibited. If your see Manoj Benjamin in a restaurant or other nightlife establishments just call the Police as he will probably drive away drunk or while he is prohibited. If you see Manoj Benjamin driving on the street call the Police as he is probably driving drunk or while prohibited. If you see Manoj Benjamin throwing a drunken tirade in a restaurant or nightlife establishment just call the Police as he is probably going to drive drunk or while he is prohibited. This low life character Manoj Benjamin has absolutely no regard for the law much less his shareholders, investors, and customers. And let us not forget beating on women, like Rani Gill. At present, the home service address of Manoj Benjamin is: PH[protected] West Georgia Street, Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada, V6G 2T8
Follow the link and then do search under “individual” for “partial” name and enter “Benjamin” under last name and “manoj” under first name.
https://eservice.ag.gov.bc.ca/cso/esearch/criminal/partySearch.do;jsessionid=8e2...

2. Lets look at some of the past cases for past scams by the Benjamins prior to Royal Indian Raj International Corporation. Most of these cases were against Collins Benjamin as Manoj Benjamin was a bankrupt who could not hold any corporate position. It is estimated that there were hundreds and hundreds of victims but only a fraction were able to file cases as Collins Benjamin fled to India. At present, Collins Benjamin's home service address is Villa No. 11, Prestige Dorchester, Behind Jakkur Flying Club, Jakkur Village, Bangalore -560 065 Here are 35 cases. Follow the link and then do search under “individual” for “partial” name and enter “Benjamin” under last name and “collins” under first name
https://eservice.ag.gov.bc.ca/cso/esearch/civil/searchPartyResult.do?serviceId=2...

3. Lets look at some of the past cases associated with past companies used by the Benjamins in past scams. A lot of these cases involve Carriage Lane Fine Homes Ltd. which the Benjamins operated prior to Royal Indian Raj. It is estimated that there were hundreds and hundreds of victims but only a fraction were able to file cases as the company closed its doors before others realized. Here are 60 cases. Follow the link and then do search under “organization” for “partial” name and enter “carriage lane fine homes” under organization name.
https://eservice.ag.gov.bc.ca/cso/esearch/civil/searchPartyResult.do?serviceId=2...

4. Ravi Benjamin, Anjula Benjamin, Maya Benjamin and Sherri (Benjamin) Vaters have always been used as conduits to move money out of companies involved in the Benjamins’ scams. However, past and present victims are learning and starting to file claims against these individuals also. Below you will see cases filed against Ravi Benjamin from 10 years ago as well as just recently for illegal sale of shares. From our research with his friends and neighbors at his last residence it appears Ravi Benjamin may also have a drug habit which he may feed with our money or by facilitating the sale of illegal drugs. We are told that if anyone sees Ravi, alone or with companions, appearing and acting as if he is under the influence of drugs while driving or in restaurants or bars we should call the Police as he may have illegal drugs on his possession. At present, as noted in the court cases below, Ravi Benjamin’s home document service address is 2704 Graveley Street, Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada, V5K 3J8
Follow the link and then do search under “individual” for “partial” name and enter “benjamin” under last name and “ravi” under first name
https://eservice.ag.gov.bc.ca/cso/esearch/civil/searchPartyResult.do?serviceId=2...

5. Sherri (Benjamin) Vaters – wife of Ravi Benjamin, Anjula Benjamin, Maya Benjamin and Ravi Benjamin have always been used conduits to move money out of companies which the Benjamins are using for their scams. However, present victims are learning and starting to file claims against these individuals also. Below you will see cases filed against Sherri Benjamin just recently for illegal sale of shares. At present, Sherri (Benjamin) Vaters’ home service address is 2704 Graveley Street, Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada, V5K 3J8
Follow the link and then do search under “individual” for “partial” name and enter “vaters” under last name and “sherri” under first name
https://eservice.ag.gov.bc.ca/cso/esearch/civil/searchPartyResult.do?serviceId=2...

6. Beyond the ongoing investigations of Royal Indian Raj International Corporation, let us look at the start of individuals also filing individual cases against Royal Indian Raj International Corporation. The service address for Royal Indian Raj International Corporation is: 112 North Curry Street, Carson City, Nevada, USA,[protected]
Follow the link and then do search under “organization” for “partial” name and enter “royal indian raj” under organization name.
https://eservice.ag.gov.bc.ca/cso/esearch/civil/searchPartyResult.do?serviceId=2...

7. Beyond the ongoing investigations of Royal Indian Raj International Corporation, let us look at the start of individuals also filing individual cases against Royal Garden Villas Resort Corp. (RG Villas). The service address for Royal Garden Villas Resort Corp. is: 820-1112 West Pender Street, Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada, V6E 2R9
Follow the link and then do search under “organization” for “partial” name and enter “royal garden villas” under organization name.
https://eservice.ag.gov.bc.ca/cso/esearch/civil/searchPartyResult.do?serviceId=2...

8. The staffs of Royal Indian Raj International Corporation are not innocent bystanders and victims are learning and starting to file cases against staff as well. Below you will see the start of such cases filed against Kenneth Corey – Vice President Marketing and Operations. At present, the home service address of Kenneth Corey is: 577 Boundary Bay Road, Delta, British Columbia, Canada, V4L 1N3
Follow the link and then do search under “individual” for “partial” name and enter “corey” under last name and “kenneth” under first name
https://eservice.ag.gov.bc.ca/cso/esearch/civil/searchPartyResult.do?serviceId=2...

9. If you find any other cases under other companies please advise us. Everyone thanks you.
First OFF : There are ZERO lawsuits for Royal Garden Villas or Royal Indian Raj. No investigations...nothing.

There are lawsuits against Ravi, Manoj and Ken Correy by Sierra Pacific enterprises (Sharon Dobson "FIRED EMPLOYEE") Small claims cases..involving a former Employee who is the lesbian Partner of a Dear Family Friend.

WOW...this is quite a bunch of Accusations. Sounds rather personal to me. When i look at the court claims that S.Patel...( AKA : Sharon Dobson Former "Fired" employee of Royal Indian Raj ) claims...All of them include small claims court cases filed by Sharon against RIRIC... Shame on you Sharon for your vile behavior...All of your court cases are ludicrous and hold no grounds for ...well anything.

How come you are not using your real name? How come there are no lawsuits against raj for anything?

I ask the author of this to reveal herself..(though I know who it is already..)

Hello Sharon..Some advice to you...Go find new employment... Stop doing Drugs... Go see a therapist. Leave my mother and sister and wife out of it...you wierdo.
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I went to all of the court searches for all the company and names. Nothing turns up ??

Royal Indian Raj : No Lawsuits

RG Villas : No Lawsuits

Manoj Benjamin : 4 Lawsuits...3 from over 10 years ago... 1 recently From Sierra Pacific Enterprises. AKA Sharon Dobson. Fired employee From RIRIC.

Ravi Benjamin : 3 Lawsuits...2 from 10 years ago...1 recently From Sierra Pacific Enterprises.AKA Sharon Dobson. Fired emloyee From RIRIC.

Ken Correy : No Lawsuits ... 1 Recently from Sierra Pacific Enterprises. AKA Sharon Dobson. Fired employee from RIRIC.

Sharon Dobson has issues and has been found to have a past of mental unstability.
I would like to address the Author of this article, as you have seen fit to mention me by name without ever having talked to me in person to verify any of the claims you
are making in regards to an assault on my person by Manoj Benjamin. Firstly when you use the word "apparently" it translates to "Gossip" and in so doing also takes away all
credability from everything else you have written about Manoj Benjamin. Secondly when you write without factual proof of any particular incident, it is called FICTION...
And thirdly just so you can get your facts straight, Manoj Benjamin has never paid me any money what so ever to make an assault charge go away, and for you to insinuate such
a thing is highly offensive to me...
However you may be interested to know that last year Manoj Benjamin did very kindly donate $1000.00 to a school in India where I went to do volunteer work for a month,
the money was used to buy much needed supplies for a free school opened up for poor children who had survived the Tsunami in Tamil Nadu India, this is well documented by
many photos taken at the school of the supplies purchased with that money, which also show very clearly the children sending a thank you to Manoj Benjamin and RIRIC.
I am sure if you call the office they will be happy to show you those photos.
My advice to you is in the future if you wish to voice your opinion on any matter in a public forum such as the internet and expect people to take you seriously, then you should show some integrity yourself and sign your name to what you write.

Rani Gill.
I'm in agreement with Rani regarding the use of pseudonyms. Posting under fictitious names reverberates with cowardice. Although there may be truth in many posts, the presentation of truth is diminished when people hide behind false names. It would certainly be refreshing and much more productive if people could stick to posting documented facts and not let the board degenerate into a mud-slinging match.

I also agree with Rani that claims should not be made unless one is prepared to offer evidence of that claim. Without evidence, the claims are libelous and slanderous. Ravi demonstrates this when he falsely claims that I am "S. Patel" and then goes on to make other false, libelous and slanderous comments about me. His post strikes me as a weak and transparent effort to discredit me because I have opted to exercise my legal rights to seek justice through the court systems.

The only evidence that Ravi has presented in his post is evidence of his true nature.

There is no need to comment on Ravi's claims that there are no lawsuits against "Royal Garden Villas", as clearly the database referenced in the "S. Patel" post shows the evidence. Likewise on the database evidence showing court cases against "Royal Indian Raj". Note that in regard to recent cases, neither I nor Sierra Pacific Enterprises are legally conjoined with Sulehka US LLC or Dula Gettu or R. Dobson Family Holdings Ltd. or any other companies or individuals listed. And certainly Bill Zack's countersuit in NY state is independent of any legal actions being brought by either me or Sierra Pacific Enterprises.

As for Ravi's claim that there are no investigations involving Royal Indian Raj. I don't believe for one moment that he believes this.

There most certainly is an investigation underway by the British Columbia Securities Commission, which has been ongoing since 2005 -- a fact revealed to me in December 2008.

Here is documented evidence:

http://www.sierrapacific.ca/bcsc.html

Although the following link doesn't offer "evidence", it certainly is good "food for thought" for any potential investor to ponder:

http://www.investright.org/alerts.aspx?id=169

The irony is that when Ravi posted his false comments about me, I had no posts on either the India or US complaints board, (a fact which can be proven via logged IP data on existing posts). But now here I am bringing documented evidence.

Sharon Dobson
I'm further perplexed how Ravi Benjamin can claim "No investigations...nothing." in reference to rg villas and royal indian raj international corporation.

It logically follows that since Ravi Benjamin has been the primary salesman who has sold, by far, the most units out of any salesperson operating out of the riric Vancouver BC office for royal garden villas and resort rgvillas.com -- now inexplicably renamed royalvillasandresort.com -- he would have surely been informed of the following:

"Last week, FICOM issued a cease-and-desist order under the B.C. Real Estate Development Marketing Act against Royal Indian Raj, Benjamin, and several related companies."

The above is an excerpt from a David Baines article dated today -- March 11th, 2009. Since the cease-and-desist order was issued last week, it therefore must have been issued no later than Friday March 6th, 2009 at the absolute latest. As Ravi made his claim of "no investigations" on March 9th, 2009, something here just isn't adding up. How could an investigative body issue an order if no investigation were underway? And since it is the policy of FICOM to contact the party under investigation to question them, doesn't it seem extraordinarily unlikely that Ravi Benjamin -- the lead salesman -- had no idea that an investigation was underway?

Note: FICOM stands for Financial Institutions Commission: http://www.fic.gov.bc.ca/

Below is the link to the David Baines article, which also points out the fact that "So far, the B.C. Securities Commission has done nothing relating to the sale of shares". Now why would Baines make such a statement if the BCSC weren't conducting an investigation?

http://www.vancouversun.com/business/Neither+here+Ayre+Bodog+founder+posh+condo+... -- scroll down to the 3rd update story beginning with the paragraph:

" Readers may recall that I have been ragging on a pileup-in-progress called Royal Indian Raj International Corp., which purports to be developing multi-billion-dollar "smart cities" in India. "

Sharon Dobson
If you do encounter a problem in conducting a search for the cases above, just page back <= to the search page and re-issue the search. It should work the second time or use the liniks below:

for searches of recent criminal cases against Manoj Benjamin use
https://eservice.ag.gov.bc.ca/cso/esearch/criminal/partySearch.do

for all other searches use
https://eservice.ag.gov.bc.ca/cso/esearch/civil/partySearch.do

Remember to choose the "Individual" TAB for searches on individuals and the "Organization" TAB for searches on companies.

Remember to check "partial" rather "exact" for your searches as this will produce the best result.
As a "partial" name you ONLY need to enter the following partial names:
last name "benjamin" and first name "manoj"
last name "benjamin" and first name "collins" - (35 Cases)
organization name "carriage lane fine" - (61 Cases)
last name "benjamin" and first name "ravi"
last name "vaters" and first name "sherri"
organization name "royal indian raj"
organization name "royal garden villas"
last name "corey" and first name "kenneth"


You should also follow the following links related to some ongoing investigations:

1. Cease and Desist Order for Marketing Real Estate (March 11, 2008)
(follow the link and scroll down to the third update article on Royal Indian Raj)
http://www.vancouversun.com/business/Neither+here+Ayre+Bodog+founder+posh+condo+...


2. Ongoing British Columbia Securities Commission Investigation (BCSC) since 2005
Here is a copy of a letter that was attached to a summons for Sharon Dobson dated December 2008. We thank Sharon Dobson as it is confirms that investigations do not happen overnight.
http://www.sierrapacific.ca/bcsc.html

During the course of this ongoing investigation BCSC issued the following warning to people approached about investing in real estate in India. Read it and tell me if it sounds familiar?
http://www.investright.org/alerts.aspx?id=169
If you do encounter a problem in conducting a search for the cases above, just page back <= to the search page and re-issue the search. It should work the second time or use the liniks below:

for searches of recent criminal cases against Manoj Benjamin use
https://eservice.ag.gov.bc.ca/cso/esearch/criminal/partySearch.do

for all other searches use
https://eservice.ag.gov.bc.ca/cso/esearch/civil/partySearch.do

Remember to choose the "Individual" TAB for searches on individuals and the "Organization" TAB for searches on companies.

Remember to check "partial" rather "exact" for your searches as this will produce the best result.
As a "partial" name you ONLY need to enter the following partial names:
last name "benjamin" and first name "manoj"
last name "benjamin" and first name "collins" - (35 Cases)
organization name "carriage lane fine" - (61 Cases)
last name "benjamin" and first name "ravi"
last name "vaters" and first name "sherri"
organization name "royal indian raj"
organization name "royal garden villas"
last name "corey" and first name "kenneth"


I would like to thank Sharon Dobson for highlighting that even though all the evidence is there in plain black and white, Ravi Benjamin continues to blantantly lie, deceeive and redirect blame.

You should also follow the following links related to some ongoing investigations:

1. Cease and Desist Order for Marketing Real Estate (March 11, 2008)
(follow the link and scroll down to the third update article on Royal Indian Raj)
http://www.vancouversun.com/business/Neither+here+Ayre+Bodog+founder+posh+condo+...


2. Ongoing British Columbia Securities Commission Investigation (BCSC) since 2005
Here is a copy of a letter that was attached to a summons for Sharon Dobson dated December 2008. We thank Sharon Dobson as it is confirms that investigations do not happen overnight.
http://www.sierrapacific.ca/bcsc.html

During the course of this ongoing investigation BCSC issued the following warning to people approached about investing in real estate in India. Read it and tell me if it sounds familiar?
http://www.investright.org/alerts.aspx?id=169


In regards to Rani Gill's comments I offer the following:

The assault inicident is a matter of public information and common knowledge. If anyone seeks further information a good lawyer or investigator can readily uncover the details. It is not fiction and you will notice that Ms. Gill does not dispute the incident as it happened and it is Ms. Gill who initially leveled the accusation.

However, Ms. Gill raises issue with the use of the word "apparently" twice in the post. The first use of the word was a typo, sorry. The sentence should actually read: "Approximately two years ago, Manoj Benjamin was also arrested for the assault of his girlfriend Rani Gill". The second instance of the word "apparently" is not in reference to whether the assault occurred. but rather in reference to the accuracy of the details provided by Ms. Gill in her initial accusation.

As well, the following question from the post is exactly that, a question. It is not a statement or even a rhetorical question or even an insinuation. "Wonder how much he had to pay of our money to make that assault go away?". When a victim originally makes an accusation but later drops the accusation, it raises a few possibilities including: that the victim may have originally lied; or that the matter was settled monetarily; or the possibility of abused victim syndrome.

As we do not believe Ms. Gill initially lied and with Ms. Gill denying receiving any money, it raises the possible question of abused victim syndrom. However, to properly evaluate such a possibility it would require greater examination of Ms. Gill's background and past realtionships. But we digress, as this matter is not about Ms. Gill and nor is it intended as a slight in any regard against Ms. Gill as she is obviously a victim. But rather, this matter is about those reprehensible actions by Manoj Benjamin and his blantant disregard for other people including his shareholders, investors and custiomers.

I hope this clarifies matters.

We thank Ms. Gill for acknowledging the $1000.00 donation and ask each and every shareholder and investor to take a bow because in reality that is who the money came from.

We commend Ms. Gill in her volunteer work and thank her for delivering our donation to a good cause. However, we cannot help but wish she had delivered the $16 Million to the same cause. At least, we would know the money went to a good cause rather than it seemingly having vanished.
Just one minor correction to the above post by S. Patel:

What I posted at http://www.sierrapacific.ca/bcsc.html isn't a letter attached to a summons, it is the summons itself.

Now on that note, Ravi Benjamin wrote in an email last night:

"Sharon filed a complaint with the BCSC…she was not “summoned by them” to testify"

Again, this is a false statement. In order to file a complaint one must put a complaint in writing. No such document exists. I did not file the complaint. This should be obvious from the date on the summons showing that the date of the order to investigate was October 5th 2005. So obviously the complaint came in previous to this date. Since I did not meet any employee of RIRIC or any member of the Benjamin family until May 2006, how could I have possibly filed a complaint with BCSC prior to Oct. 5th, 2005?
I also did not purchase any shares until May 2007. Why would I file a complaint before I purchased shares? And why would I purchase shares if I had already filed a complaint?

For Ravi Benjamin to state that I wasn't summoned speaks to the lunacy of the comment itself. I was summonsed as the title of the document is clearly stated as: "Summons To Attend Before an Investigator"

What false accusation is next? "Sharon Dobson sunk the Titanic." ?

Sharon Dobson
I have had the lovely pleasure of meeting this character, he is as full of it as they come.

I have been out with his circle many a time and it ends up the same ! He thinks he is an intellect however that is far from the truth.

He insults his friends and family in public mainly his (brother) Ravi...

It amazes me how anyone would give this retard money - its the same pitch !

If you would like to find this guy try Italian Kitchen on alberni street you will usually find him drunk...

He will be the over dressed ! you cant miss him.
Thanks for sharing. I am searching for more details..
Geez, STILL no one answering the phone. Maybe it has something to do with this:

Royal garden City Enterprises Ltd. Bangalore India - Public Warning Issued involving Collins Benjamin and Royal garden City Enterprises Ltd.

Public Notice Issued October 2009 Warning that “any person entering into any kind of transactions in respect of the schedule properties with Mr. Collins Benjamin and Royal garden City Enterprises Ltd would be doing at there own cost and risk.”

http://www.publicnotice.in/show_notice_details.php?id=8328



Collins Benjamin of Royal garden City Enterprises Ltd. Bangalore India has criminal charged brought by local Police after UK based doctor claims he was cheated out of Rs 4.40 crore ($1.04 Million USD)

A UK based doctor convinced the State of Karnataka to bring criminal charges against Collins Benjamin of Royal Garden City Enterprises Private Ltd.

http://www.bangaloremirror.com/index.aspx?page=article§id=10&contentid=...



High Court of Karnataka Rules Against Collins Benjamin of Royal garden City Enterprises Ltd. Bangalore India:

Petition to Quash Criminal Charges against Collins Benjamin Rejected by Judge

After having a petition fail in Karnataka High Court, Collins Benjamin of Royal Garden City Enterprises Private Ltd. will face legal prosecution for criminal activity brought against him by The State of Karnataka JC Nagar Police, for “Breach of Trust” and “Cheating” under sections 420 and 406 IPC :

High Court of Karnataka:

http://164.100.80.145:8080/dspace/handle/[protected]/139354

View Judgment:
Judgement against Collins Benjamin:

http://164.100.80.145:8080/dspace/bitstream/[protected]/139354/1/CRLP[protected]...
The "overdressed " as you call him isn't getting away with a thing. He is running from those hunting him, but he won't get far. Every way he turns he runs right into the hands of those will soon take him down. Same for the whole family. Dumber than a sack of baseball bats to think they are for one moment "safe" at the plate. Batter up!
Many customers are now seeing truth and proceeding with legal actions against Royal Indian Raj International Corporation, Royal Garden City Enterprises Private Ltd in Bangalore and the Collins Benjamin family members Manoj Benjamin and Ravi Benjamin. If it is that you are requiring service address for Manoj Benjamin. The comings and goings of Manoj Benjamin have been monitored by private investigators at the following location in March, 2011 and is confirmed as his address Manoj Benjamin, Suite 1402, 1335 Quayside Drive, New Westminster British Columbia, Canada V3M6J4
Royal Indian Raj International Corporation cleared by British Columbia Securities Commission after employee internet liable campaign VANCOUVER, April 15.




British Columbia Securities Commission (BCSC) enforcement staff have closed their investigation file on Royal Indian Raj International Corp.


In October 2005, the B.C. Securities Commission commenced an investigation, but despite diligent and exhaustive work 2005- April, 2010 by lead investigator David Martin, the case was never approved for prosecution.

"At the end of that process we concluded that there was insufficient evidence to sustain allegations". I hasten to add that there was much internal debate on this point and that in no way were decisions made in a hasty or cavalier manner.

 BCSC investigations manager Bob Abrams April 20, 2010.
Please be advised that Bill Zack was awarded a $120, 000 USD judgment in U.S. Federal Court against Royal Indian Raj International Corporation and Chairman Manoj Benjamin. The judgment remains unpaid and it is Mr. Zack's intention to inform Indian and other media of this unpaid judgment in the interest of fully informing individuals considering investing with Royal Indian Raj International Corporation. Anyone wishing to read the judgment against RIRIC and Manoj Benjamin may contact Mr. Zack at [protected]@aol.com. For more information concerning Mr. Benjamin's activities, please see David Baines' Sept. 21, 2011 column in the Vancouver Sun.

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