On March 10, the authorities hauled 25 moving boxes out of six areas for the benefit of the Hanover public examiner: organization workers, information transporters and PDAs. In a few business premises in Hanover and the encompassing region just as in Dresden, yet in addition at Charles Smethurst’s home, the authorities searched for proof for the continuous examination concerning venture extortion. However, this time they weren’t searching for archives from the German Property Group (GPG), yet rather for another organization complex that was additionally established by Smethurst: the Red Rock Group. As per reports accessible to Business Insider, Charles Smethurst was additionally behind the Red Rock organization.
The recorded Red Rock from Hanover maintained a practically indistinguishable plan of action as GPG: It publicized financial backers with different monetary instruments, for example, promissory note advances, which should get alluring gets back from land projects in Germany.
A few thousand private financial backers, including from Great Britain, Ireland and Korea, put resources into the organizations of GPG and Red Rock until they found in 2019 that the organization could presently don’t reimburse their ventures. Up until this point, the harm is assessed at one billion euros. As indicated by the indebtedness chairman, the properties possessed by GPG are just worth around 200 million euros.
Around 2,000 bothered financial backers from Great Britain and others from Singapore documented criminal accusations against Charles Smethurst and a few other overseeing chiefs and workers of GPG and Red Rock in the mid year of 2020 with the public investigator. They blame Smethurst and his staff for having set up a fraudulent business model in which the underlying eliminate financial backers were paid from the assets of the later financial backers.
Smethurst conceded to the public examiner’s office in December 2020 that he had purposely misdirected financial backers and that the agents of the speculations likewise thought about the deplorable monetary circumstance. In February 2021, the public investigator got a third accommodation from Smethurst. According to the perspective of the examiners, Smethurst is helpful, they saw no explanation behind a capture warrant.