I?ve collected a variety of links for you in quest of the Bentley
Rothchild Group. I also reviewed the information provided about this
company in the previous Google Answers question you referenced.
Very little about the public record on this company adds up. I will
give you the various leads I?ve found and my conclusions as well as
suggested avenues for further research that you might pursue.
160 PEARL STREET, NEW YORK
The physical address for Bentley Rothchild is consistently given as
Pearl street in the marketing materials you've cited and in various
other online references.
Bentley Rothchild Group, Inc.
160 Pearl Street
New York, NY 10005.
I checked a variety of white and yellow pages and directories and
found that the Bentley Rothchild Group is listed at this address but
it?s not shown in financial services. Rather, it?s listed under
Bottled Water and Filtering Materials and Supplies.
64 Listings for 'Water - Bottled & Bulk' near New York, NY
Bentley Rothchild Group
New York, NY - 0.6 miles
New York Filtering Materials & Supplies Retail
Bentley Rothchild Group
160 Pearl, New York, NY 10005
Categories: Liquid Filters
Phonebook results for 212-785- 9098
Bentley Rothchild Group, (212) 785-9098, 160 Pearl St Fl 5, New York, NY 10005
I also searched for Joshua Paled, the first person you mention in your
question, and Michael Barkley, who is named as ?president of sales? in
the earlier Google Answers question. I wasn?t able to find anything on
either of these names and I strongly suspect that they?re fictional.
I also conducted a comprehensive search for BRG Development VI but I
wasn?t able to come up with anything. The name seems to be a variation
on Bentley Rothchild Group, i.e., BRG.
2246 NATIONAL DRIVE BROOKLYN, NEW YORK
I also checked the New York Department of State, Division of
Corporations and confirmed that the information provided in the
earlier Google Answers question is correct. The record shows the
Bentley Rothchild Group, Inc.
2246 National Drive
Brooklyn, NY 11234
Department of State Division of Corporations
Search Our Corporation and Business Entity Database
Results -- BENTLEY ROTHCHILD GROUP INC.
NYS Department of State Division of Corporations
Selected Entity Name: BENTLEY ROTHCHILD GROUP INC.
Selected Entity Status Information
Current Entity Name: BENTLEY ROTHCHILD GROUP INC.
Initial DOS Filing Date: MARCH 29, 2002
Jurisdiction: NEW YORK
Entity Type: DOMESTIC BUSINESS CORPORATION
Current Entity Status: ACTIVE
Selected Entity Address Information
DOS Process (Address to which DOS will mail process if accepted on
behalf of the entity)
BENTLEY ROTHCHILD GROUP INC.
2246 NATIONAL DRIVE BROOKLYN, NEW YORK, 11234
Registered Agent NONE
Map ? 2246 National Drive, Brooklyn, NY
A search for the address shows that this address is in a residential
area. I conducted a reverse directory search to try to find a phone
number for the National Drive address. My search was successful and I
found a listing for Michelle Todd. The last name matches with Eugene
Todd, the person you say contacted you. It also matches the name in
the illegal currency trading case you mentioned.
2246 National Dr
Brooklyn, NY 11234-6801
Phonebook results for (718) 531-2174
2246 National Dr
Brooklyn, NY 11234
BENTLEY ROTHCHILD GROUP AND EUGENE TODD
Searching for < Bentley Rothchild Group > quickly identified the legal
case you said you read about. It names the Bentley Rotchild Group,
located at the Pearl Street address, and its Chairman and Chief
Executive Officer, Eugene Todd as dealing in fraudulent foreign
currency transactions. It states that Eugene Todd ?resides in
Brooklyn? so the National Drive address listed for Michelle Todd
matches with the information about Bentley Rothchild Group.
Further searching also brings up one mention of Bentley Rothchild
Group and Gene Todd as involved with the complaint with the Minnesota
Division of Securities in June, 2004.
December 3, 2004
Release: #5022-04 (CFTC Docket #05-04)
For Release: December 1, 2004
U.S. Commodity Futures Trading Commission Finds New Yorkers Eugene
Todd and Bentley Rothchild Group, Inc. Liable for Selling Illegal
Foreign Currency Contracts
GENE TODD Lic# UP20453835
Against: Unlicensed Person
BENTLEY ROTHCHILD GROUP INC. Lic# UC20453832
Against: Unlicensed Company
Action: Cease & Desist/Hearing Signed: 6/9/2004
File # SE 2401546 SGC
Allegation: Respondent sold at lease one unregistered security to a
Minnesota resident without licensure and failed to respond to
Further searching for Bentley Rothchild Group located a court case
filed by Bay Travelgear, Inc. in a contracts case for $840,000. This
filing shows the names and contact information for the attorneys for
both parties. You might contact one or both to see if they can help
you track down Bentley Rothchild and/or Eugene Todd.
U.S. District Court
Southern District of New York (Foley Square)
CIVIL DOCKET FOR CASE #: 1:04-cv-04578-MGC
Last Updated Feb 6 2005 4:19 PM CST
Date Filed: 6/17/2004
EUGENE/GENE TODD AND MICHELLE TODD OR BROOKLYN
Next, I conducted a search for Eugene/Gene Todd and Michelle Todd of
Brooklyn and I discovered a Eugene Todd who is a professional poker
player. I don?t know if this is your Eugene Todd or not since I
haven?t found anything that unequivocally links him to Bentley
Rothchild but it seems plausible that it?s the same person. Did you
ever meet with Eugene Todd? There are photos available for the poker
player Eugene Todd.
Name: Eugene Todd AKA "Mr Brooklyn"
Location: Brooklyn, NY, United States
Total Winnings: $491,931
ProRank 1 Position: 749 [ DETAILS ]
Marital Status: yes
Children: boy 9 eric /girl 6 gabriella
Started Playing Poker: 16 years ago
Favorite Poker Game: no limit holdem
Hobbies: hanginjg with kids/ just hanging at home
Favorite Movie: casino
Favorite Music: billy joel
Favorite Place: las vegas
Poker Players I Respect Most: ted forrest / gabe thaler/ antonio/
Gene Todd, Brooklyn, NY (includes photo)
World Poker Tour: Season 4 Premier
Seeking to hold up the hopes of poker part-timers are newcomers Eugene
Todd, a satellite qualifier from Brooklyn, NY, and Mark Ellerbe of
Player Eugene Todd
Location Brooklyn, NY
Lifetime Winnings $518,141
Saturday, March 11, 2006
World Poker Tour - Mirage Poker Showdown (Part I)
8:07pm - Eugene Todd, the other amateur at the table, gets involved in
a monster pot with Chris Bell, getting Bell to lay down the best hand
when he re-reraises his 8-8 preflop against Bell's A-Q and then raises
AGAIN after the flop comes with three overcards (10-Q-K).
8:12pm - Bell and Todd (who is from Brooklyn and looks the part with a
giant chain laying across his chest outside of his black shirt) get
involved again in a pot, this time with Todd holding 10-10 against
Bell's K-Q suited.
8:37pm - A camera (one of the new ones, perhaps??) focuses in on the
very concerned wife of goombah Todd from Coney Island, Brooklyn. Even
if you did not see the show, the picture in your head of what she
looks like is dead on correct.
BENTLEY FINANCIAL SERVICES INC
In the course of my search for information about the Bentley Rothchild
Group I also ran across a company with a similar name that was
involved with fraud charges from the SEC. Searching for Bentley
Financial Services, Robert L. Bentley and Entrust Group brings up lots
of information about the case. I have not been able to find anything
that links Bentley Rothchild Group to this case but I?m providing some
basic information in case you think that there is a connection.
VENTURE RESEARCH INSTITUTE OPEN FORUM
A - B - INDEX OF FIRMS VRI HAS INFO ON: Replies
BENTLEY FINANCIAL SERVICES INC. - Robert L. Bentley, Entrust Group,
Bentley Financial Services, Lynn S. Bentley
BENTLEY ROTHCHILD GROUP - Eugene Todd
Bentley Financial Services, Inc.
On October 24, 2001, the SEC obtained temporary restraining orders and
asset freezes against Robert L. Bentley, Bentley Financial Services,
Inc., and Entrust Group, in connection with a Ponzi scheme. The SEC
alleged that the defendants purported to sell bank-issued certificates
of deposits to investors. In fact, the defendants sold $370 million
worth of privately issued notes to approximately 250 investors,
including a large number of regulated financial institutions. For more
information about the SEC's action, you can read Litigation Release
Nos. 17201 (Oct. 23, 2001), 17206 (Oct. 25, 2001), 17228 (Nov. 13,
2001), and 17298 (Jan. 9, 2002).
The Court also appointed David H. Marion as Receiver to collect and
distribute assets. For the latest information on the Receivership,
please visit the Receiver's website.
David H. Marion, Receiver
On October 24, 2001, Judge Jay C. Waldman of the United States
District Court for the Eastern District of Pennsylvania appointed
David H. Marion as Receiver of Bentley Financial Services, Inc.,
Robert L. Bentley and The Entrust Group (collectively, the "Bentley
Receivership"). The Receiver has established this Web site to
provide all affected by SEC v. Robert L. Bentley, et al., Docket No.
01-CV-5366, with information from the Receiver?s office, including
selected Court filings, opinions and procedures, as well as links to
government Web sites that may also be useful.
SEC v ROBERT L. BENTLEY, et al
It seems that Bentley Rothchild Group and Eugene Todd do not want you
to be able to find them easily. I?ve provided some leads that might
make it possible for you to track them down. I wish you success in
making the connection.
~ czh ~