Fintech Pioneer Counterattack Against Seed Investor-Turned-Scammer
After four years, a worldwide saga of scamming, disloyalty, digital currency, and hidden identity may shortly come to an end in London and San José. Walter Gomez, co-founder of financial technology pioneer project, Börser S.A., officially declares his quest for legal action against Edward Roworth and Jaspal Singh Arri.
The motion pursues the return of $1 million declared by Gomez and his partners following an exchange that started in 2015 and was only partially contended. The first arrangement, portrayed in a legally binding contract signed by Gomez and Arri, who characterized himself as the head of a corporate alliance, tangled in the trading of Venezuelan bolivares and US dollars, at a preferential rate. Gomez and his associates for the exchange—Cesar Potenza, Natividad Rojas, Sofia Akly, and Jerome Kislingbury—provided the bolivares, which Arri consented to trade for $1M US.
The arrangement’s logic was sound enough. Gomez, being the creator of Börser S.A., one of the world’s most advanced fintech firms and involving three particular organizations: Mi Wall Street, which gives first class economic services to independent financial specialists; CrowdingFunds, a blockchain-based crowdfunding service; and X-Change, a low-priced service that eases the trade between Börser’s digital currency and cash. The organization’s showed knowledge in complex trade tools made it an alluring partner.
After some postponements, Arri issued a first part of $35k in late 2015. This portion originated from sources on India and was issued by a Dubai based bank. With some worry over the abruptly intricate nature of what ought to have been a simple currency exchange, Gomez recurrently tried to reach Arri, without any result. He would not get a response again.
In 2016, Gomez was reached by Richard Durrant, who proposed a trade of monetary standards like the one Arri had neglected to fulfil. After a few discussions and a personal gathering with Durrant’s delegate Edward Patrick Roworth in the border town of Cucuta, Colombia, Gomez followed through with the arrangement; however, Roworth also failed to bring the deal to completion.
Roworth introduced himself in 2017 as a potential venture capital investor in Gomez’s new fintech venture, Börser. Roworth never fulfilled on either the financing or the work force he guaranteed but instead, he sent a low quantity of seed capital in return for a portion of Börser’s tokens. In spite of this, he claimed he was owed the complete amount that was initially agreed-upon in Börser’s shares. Afterward, he organized a modest venture by an Australian father and son, again demanding shares in Börser for his part on said deal. Analogous one-sided and eventually unfulfilled negotiations went on for the following year and a half.
It became known in late 2018 that both Jaspal Singh Arri and Richard Durrant were partners of Roworth and associates on his organization Eco Worldwide Ltd. Additionally, Eco Worldwide was was found to be an organization only on paper, made by Roworth, without any workers, no income, and no business . Durrant, it appears, was sent by Roworth to use Gomez after Arri had severed his ties.
After once again promising to fulfil his duties regarding the 2015 scam submitted under his organization’s guise, Roworth didn’t deliver. Meanwhile, with Börser S.A. turning into a solid and successful company in the digital currency sector, Roworth intensified his requests for shares of the organization, maintaining at this point that he had been assured a controlling stake. When Gomez reacted by freshening Roworth memories on the legally approved contract they had signed—an agreement which not in the slightest concedes the chance of Roworth being issued a controlling share of Börser—Roworth took the road of last resort. He started a smear crusade against Gomez.
This assault was as exhaustive and meticulously coordinated as Roworth’s previous endeavors to swindle Gomez. Not content with defaming Gomez on the web, Roworth methodically reached Gomez’s business partners, throwing outlandish and unconfirmed slanders on his character and on Börser’s capability as an organization. Roworth recruited help, also: the Australian father and son whose purchase of Börser tokens was arranged by Roworth as a supposed gesture of good will and intent of investment in the organization, took an active role in the campaign to demolish Gomez’s good name.
Amid this assault, Roworth reached Gomez directly, threatening to falsify records, including transcripts of discussions and telephone messages, if Gomez did not surrender his controlling shares for Börser. When Gomez declined, Roworth relinquished all pretension of discussing a business arrangement and decided on overt extortion. His strategies at this stage turned out to be progressively desperate, blunt, and perilous. Roworth reached his lowest bottom when he endeavored to extract $50,000 USD from Gomez by threatening to sending a “South American collector” to visit him at his home.
After documenting the whole crusade against him, Gomez is currently going forward with legal actions in his country of origin, which will be later followed by an international legal action in London. These pending legal process aim for a full compensation of the $1 million settled upon by Arri, functioning as Roworth’s representative, and for damages corresponding of the defamation coordinated against him. To know the complete story behind this defamation, please contact Börser S.A’s. legal division.