Editor note – Repeats information from 01-31-2014 and 2-10-2014. Adds information.
Washington D.C. February 17, 2014 (NEWSTRACK). On January 31, 2014 and February 10, 2014, NewsTrack reported on continuing legal issues surrounding GDR Privee, Inc. and Charles Gregoire de Rothschid (AKA Aaron Berdah) due to a press release issued relating to a “Settlement” with Rothschild Continuation Holdings, Rothschild North America, and other associated Rothschild family owned enterprises http://www.prweb.com/releases/2013/11/prweb11315416.htm). NewsTrack has continued to investigate the validity of this press release as well as he international background of the man at the center of this situation, including the entity he controls - GDR Privee, Inc., and has found additional information surrounding this story. According to the State of Delaware, GDR Privee Inc. was a Void Company from 2008 through most of 2012, adding further intrigue to the Berdah/Rothschild saga. (Full versions of previous stories can be found at: http://newstrack.newsvine.com/)
NewsTrack had previously been provided the legal and criminal case history of Charles Gregoire de Rothschild from the French Government. On February 5, 2005, the 31st Criminal Chamber of the Court of First Instance of Paris found Arron Berdah alias Charles Gregoire Rothschild guilty of counterfeit, illegal reproduction of a Trademark (Rothschild name) without authorization, in both France and Switzerland. In the Judge’s ruling, it was stated that Aaron Berdah aka Charles Gregoire de Rothschild, “..has used this name for commercial purposes in the field of financial and real estate investments, seeking to benefit from the reputation attached to the name ‘Rothschild’ and to take advantage of the confusion in the public mind.”
The Rothschild Family and Companies, who initiated this criminal action against Berdah, specifically stated that Berdah is not a member of the Rothschild Family in their court briefs.
On August 31, 2011, Charles Gregoire de Rothschild AKA Aaron Berdah was sued by Philippe Cahn; Summit Capital Holdings SA and Continental Finance Group SA under the New York Statute of Frauds (NYS Supreme Court Case Index Number: 652417/2011, CAHEN, PHILIPPE vs. DE ROTHSCHILD, CHARLES). On November 27, 2012, Rothschild/Berdah was deposed, under oath, and under a standing Contempt of Court issue resulting from Berdah’s non-responsiveness to the Court and Plaintiffs’ counsel stemming from the case.
Within this heated deposition, Rothschild/Berdah admitted that he changed his name from Aaron Joab Berdah to Charles Gregoire Rothschild, and that he was not a member of the Rothschild family. During the depositions, a number of questions and statements arose regarding the ownership as well as the validity of GDR Privee, Inc. as an entity, and if it was currently in good standing as a corporation registered in the states of Delaware and New York.
NewsTrack has contacted both Delaware and New York about GDR Privee, Inc., and its status. According to the State of Delaware, GDR Privee, Inc. was incorporated on March 2, 2007. However, From 2008 through most of 2012, this entity held Void status with the Delaware Division of Corporations for a “variety of reasons”. GDR Privee, Inc. was also registered as a Foreign Corporation in New York State. On January 25, 2012, New York State shuttered GDR Privee, Inc. via a Dissolution by Proclamation/Annulment of Authority issued by the Secretary of State of New York.
In essence, according to the State of Delaware, GDR Privee, Inc. was not authorized to conduct any business from late 2008 through most of 2012. Delaware officials notified the State of New York about this situation. According to officials in both states, any legal agreements or business situations entered into by GDR Privee, Inc. during that period would not be valid, and may constitute fraud as the GDR entity itself was not legally registered, was not in good standing, and was not authorized to legally operate by either state. “Any contracts or agreements signed by the GDR Privee, Inc. entity during this period should be considered null and void, GDR Privee, Inc., as a company, was not in good standing with us.” Stated a Delaware Department of Corporations official to NewsTrack via e-mail.
Through additional research, NewsTrack has found that Aaron Berdah AKA Charles Gregoire de Rothschild, and his company, GDR Privee Inc., has never received any operating or regulatory license to offer any financial services or consultative financial services in the United States via any regulatory body such as the SEC, FINRA, or other Federal / State oversight entities.
A source involved in one of the continuing US investigations (see article 2-10-14), speaking under the condition of anonymity, stated, “This is a very serious issue, and we urge anyone who may have conducted business with this company, GDR Privee, Inc., or this individual from 2008 through 2012, to carefully review their records, particularly for any firm that is publically traded.”
Additional information may be appended to this report on an as needed basis.
Filed – NewsTrack – 2-17-2014