Investors were aware that I received £600 from The Times last year, after Marcus Leroux breached my copyright. But unaware that I had made a second official press complaint against The Times regarding the stories they ran in 2015. I made that complaint for several reasons; 1/ To seek answers to unanswered questions on ‘Proposition 1’ & ‘Proposition 2’ 2/ To expose the lies and duplicity of the self confessed Drug Dealer the then editor of ShareProphets, Matthew Ben(t) Turney.You can read all about his Drug Dealing HERE 3/ Let The Times & Leroux know that regardless of whoever seeks to demonise me, it will never have any effect on my career, business OR shareholder activism. I am teflon.
Until now I couldn’t write about the complaint due to Independent Press Standards Organisation (IPSO) regulations on confidentiality. The publication of that complaint, READ HERE, now allows me to write this article and name names on the disgusting attempt by two cretinious individuals to extort cash from Sefton Resources, while running a Sefton Shareholder action group.
I am now free to expose the shocking truth behind the attempts by Turney, who was the ‘editor’ of ShareProphets at the time and to use that position, to extract thousands upon thousands of pounds of cash payments from Raylene Whitford, the now disgraced SER CFO. Yes that’s right Turney who got his 15 minutes of Andy Warhol fame with a by-line in a national newspaper was after Sefton shareholder cash! The then editor of ShareProphets, had teamed up with a chap named Gary Bullivant, a pompous, but nevertheless, distinguished retired army officer living in the lake district. Just quite how Gary ended up turning into a Walter Mitty character and a BBMoron I put down to the corrosive influence of Turney. Bullivants CV as a British Army Officer is second to none. Being a strong supporter of our lads/lasses in uniform, I ‘cut him some slack’ and will not demonise him or release any of his personal details. Rather let him reflect on how he became embroiled with a charlatan. Turney never thought for one minute that the damning evidence would ever see the light of day. He thought it was all destroyed and had got Raylene Whitford to do just that! Not so Mr Turney.
For the record I need to state that Tom Winnifrith and ShareProphets writers were unaware of the cash extortion attempts. (Just as they were unaware of his drug dealing history) Turney had concealed it. ShareProphets and all their writers are completely innocent. In fact when the schoolboy plot to extort cash was brought to the attention of Tom, certain pennies began to drop. Info from SP sources was finding its way into The Times. Turneys days were numbered. Winnifrith quietly eased him out. Back to the Bulletin Boards he went, which is where he came from. Apparently Winnie plucked him off the www.lse.co.uk asylum where he now festers, using a host of fake identities, howling into the madness that holds domain on that site. If you listen carefully you can hear it….. RRR, ADL, NEW, AFPO. But I digress. Back to the article!
Proposition 1 & Proposition 2.
Throughout the 1st half of 2015 Turney had been ‘grooming’ Raylene Whitford SER CFO, as one of his sources, Whitford eventually got suckered into releasing market sensitive and confidential information to Turney on an industrial scale. Folks will remember the volume of poisonous articles on ShareProphets.
When the new team eventually took control after the EGM fight, they found what can only be described as a destruction of company email records. Those records were recovered after they were deliberately deleted. Indeed Bullivant/Turney also implored Whitford to delete all their correspondence. There are literally dozens upon dozens of emails, texts and records of telephone calls between them. During the investigation, trying to track down where all the cash had gone, they came across an email mentioning a ‘Proposition 1’ this lead to further discoveries of Bullivant/Turney deleted emails and documents. On 1st July 2015 Turney/Bullivant had contacted Whitford with a formulated plan to extort cash from Sefton. That plan was titled “Proposition 1” In Proposition 1 (Dated 1 July 2015) Turney sought payments of thousands upon thousands of pounds for ‘Investigative Services’. The self confessed illegal highs drug dealer, stated that he was working with a ‘Private Investigator’, who later turned out to be Gary Bullivant (Walter Mitty).
The haranguing of Whitford to pay Turney cash continued into September 2015. The pressure must have been immense, remember she had taken the bait passing him inside market information over a considerable period of time. Turney knew this and continued for months trying to ‘charm’ Whitford to get his hands on SER cash. The threat of exposure, by Turney in a fit of pique, as his source must have weighed heavily on her mind.
In Proposition 2 (dated 15 September 2015) a financially watered down version of Proposition 1, Turney demanded £3,750 and a rate of £350 per day plus expenses. Turney/Bullivant also wanted “a letter of authority to act as a Company agent with regard to this enquiry is issued and that the right to use Company headed notepaper is granted. This use would be subject to all final documents being released to non-Company personnel by an authorised Company employee as determined by the Company. Access to the Company office in London, a desk, computer connection and telephone would be authorised for the investigator”. Looking back at it now it is truly insane, and reflects that of the mind of a nutter who found God while labouring on a building site at a Convent in Sweden. The boyos also promised a “scoping study” but never demanded a cuddly toy! Hilarious.
Fortunately the real power who was running Sefton Resources, and their solicitors, saw through the attempts and killed it off for a myriad of legal reasons. (One being that Turney had sought to corrupt regulated individuals by demanding confidential information from the Nomad).
It (My IPSO complaint) has been a pain in the arse for Marcus Leroux and The Times editor. But it is now extremely embarrassing for ShareProphets whose editor tried to basically pressure cash money out of a company they were demonising. The IPSO full committee hearing into their practices should serve as a warning shot across their bows. It always comes out in the end. The complaint itself was never going to be upheld. Most fall away and never get to a full committee hearing. Such is the way of press complaints even more so by ex armed robbers.
To get over the hurdles to a full committee hearing the complaint has to have merit. (The complaint I lodged got to full committee) By lodging the complaint and getting it to committee the extent of Turney/Bullivants nefarious activities was disclosed and can now be read by you, the retail investors. It is absolutely shocking! There is a question still unanswered. Just how many companies has Turney tried to extract money from in similar circumstances?
As a post-script it once again high-lights the duplicitous nature of the ‘Chuckle chuckle’ drug dealer come sacked ‘editor’, and self styled ‘investigative journalist, aim investigator, labourer, failed businessman and drug dealer’, It’s a dirty, dirty game this AIM!
Take a bow Inspector Clueless, Matthew Benjamin Turney.