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Dec 6, 2018

How Will Compensation be Determined in Paumen/Modiri Dispute?

Bradley Paumen

Bradley Paumen gained widespread media attention in February 2016, when it was discovered that a contract had been placed on Modiri’s life during a land dispute involving access to Paumen’s Dark Night Cave Tours.  Since then they, along with several others involved in the plot to kill the Israeli/American businessman, have been back and forth to court.  According to attorney Estevan Perrera, the claimant failed to follow specific procedures, including garnishing the property for auction, which would have ensured compensation.


Estevan Perrera

Estevan Perrera, Attorney for Bradley Paumen

“What transpired today now was that the court looked at our defense where admitted and agreed, and we too agreed, that since Mr. Paumen is not denying that he owns the shares that the court can make an order in respect to the fact that he owns the shares and so we proceeded on that basis.  Our position was that we didn’t have to be taken around the entire ring road to reach back to this point because that was our defense in the first place.  As a result, the court ordered that the, Mr. Modiri, the claimants, pay to us costs in this matter and so we were awarded costs of five hundred dollars in this matter because we need not, we were not required or we need not go into all this runaround that we are in.  So at this point we’re at the admission of Mr. Paumen that he, Mr. Ack, holds these shares on his behalf.  And that is simply where we’re at.”



“So then how will that assist Mr. Modiri in extracting the exemplary damages that he’s pursuing?”


Estevan Perrera

“Well again, as indicated previously in the first interview that I did, what Mr. Modiri and the claimant should have done was to make an application to garnish these shares and request that these shares be valued and then sold, and once sold, the proceeds go to pay off these damages that you speak about.  Our concern was that in the initial case, what the claimant had done they are now denying it to an extent, but what the claimants had done was that they had received a charging order against a single share and that single share in both of these companies was to be valued and then put out to auction and sold.  But instead, somehow, the claimants haven’t explained this, but somehow the claimants simply transferred that single share to himself, without valuing it and without selling it.  It remains a mystery, his counsel indicated that it remains a mystery as to how that share was transferred and we were saying that that should not have been transferred and cannot be transferred through that way that was utilized.”


On November sixteenth, businessman Jahan Abadi was sentenced to six years in prison in relation to the botched Modiri assignment.  He was convicted in a trial without jury of abetment to murder by solicitation.

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