John M Carr (see photo links below) is President and Director of B.B.S. Land & Property Develpment Inc. (Tax ID 17424831992) which was incorporated in Texas on 11 December 1987 and is currently “in good standing not for dissolution or withdrawal through May 17, 2010”. The registered agent of this active domestic for profit corporation is recorded on the Texas Comptroller of Public Accounts (CPA) Records as Christina De Russo who gives her address as 22588 Scenic Loop Rd, San Antonio TX 78255. However, this is the very same address given by Mr John Malcolm Carr in his role as co-director with President Angelika G. Carr of B.B.S. Charities, Inc. (Tax ID 30114169250: Employer ID 74-257-9109), a tax exempt entity of which he is treasurer, secretary and registered agent (see www.bbscharities.org and refs below).
Photo 1: http://www.carr.co.nz/images/jmc.jpg
Photo 2: http://www.bankler.com/AboutUs/JohnMCarr/tabid/130/Default.aspx
Photo 3: https://www.linkedin.com/in/johnmalcolmcarr
22588 Scenic Loop Rd, San Antonio is recorded by John M Carr as his address in his role as registered agent, President and Director of Better Business Services, Inc. (Tax ID 17422888796; File No. 0067876000) which he incorporated in Texas on 7 November 1983 and which is “in good standing not for dissolution or withdrawal through May 17, 2010”. He uses the same address in identical official roles he holds for the Florida based subsidiary of the same corporation that has operated in Florida under Charter P03291 since 6 September 1984.
So who is Christina De Russo who currently shares the very same address as John M Carr and his gaggle (see below) of corporations? She was Principal and Director of the Florida ‘subsidiary’ of B.B.S. Land of Property Development Inc. (Tax ID 742483199) up until 13 August 1993 when this “foreign for profit” corporation became “inactive”. She incorporated the entity on 6 July 1988 and back then, according to the CPA records, resided at 11660 Hubner Rd #1602 San Antonio TX. The corporation’s mailing address and principal address at that time was given as “11107 Wurzbach, PO Box 780637 TX 78278-7637”. Richard Peper Jr, a business associate of John M Carr, was the registered agent at the time its last Annual Return was filed, prior to it being classified “inactive”.
Do Christina De Russo and John M Carr actually share the same Scenic Loop Rd, San Antonio address in their respectice roles as registered agents for different corporations?
Mr John M Carr lists it as his address as registered agent for Better Business Services, Inc. (Tax ID 17422888796) of which he is also President and Director. He gives it as his address as registered agent for Carr Business Services Inc (Tax ID 17424474637) which is “not in good standing” with the Texas CPA due to his failures to submit requisite franchise tax records. He gives it as his his address as Director for the Florida registered Carr Business Services Inc. (Tax ID 742447463; Doc. No. J57795) that is “active”. It is the same address he uses as Principal for Carr Consulting P.A. (Tax ID 593113361; File No. V24055) which he registered in Florida and which owns four New Zealand registered companies. He is also the P.A.’s registered agent and provides a Florida office address to cover this our-of-state role. For a few days in December 2009 he even had the Scenic Loop Rd address listed on the New Zealand Companies website (www.companies.govt.nz) as the office address of shareholder Carr Consulting P.A., before switching it to 14/31 Greenlane Rd East, Remuera, Auckland.
The 22588 Scenic Loop Rd address in San Antonio is also the same address provided by John M Carr as Principal, Director of Payroll Solution Services, Inc. (Doc. No. L42315. Tax ID 742650806) which he incorporated in Florida and which remains “active”. He is also its registered agent and provides a Florida address to cover this role.
Carr also provides the Scenic Loop Rd residential address in his role as President, Director and registered agent of B.B.S. Finance, Inc. (Tax ID 30010900303; File No. 010692500) which was incorporated in Texas on 1 March 1988 and is currently “active”.
If Christina De Russo does actually share he aforementioned address in a capacitym as registered agent, it is surprising that she finds room to squeeze into this Scenic Loop wonderland along with such a huge gaggle of corporate stakeholders and other hangers-on.
Interestingly, Mr John M Carr is the registered agent, Principal and Director of Triton Energy Corporation Inc., (Tax ID 205395254; Doc. No. P06000104633) which was incorporated in the Florida on 10th August 2008. CPA Records have no office address recorded for Mr John M Carr, only a P.O. Box number, the same one provided by Christina De Russo for B.B.S. Land & Property Development Inc. – namely, P.O. Box 780881 San Antonio TX 78276-0881.
Perhaps John M Carr and Christina De Russo are one and the same person. Who knows?
However, there is another person, besides Carr and De Russo, who uses the Scenic Loop Rd address as a claimed registered office – a Mr James A. Francesco who co-directs B.B.S. Charities Inc. with John M Carr and Angelika G. Carr. Mr Francesco co-directs Internet Excellence Inc. with John M Carr and they both give this office address for Internet Excellence Inc. (Tax No. 742684057; Doc. No. P93000069983) which was incorporated in Florida on 4 October 1993 and is currently “active”.
It is truly amazing that so many biologically unrelated corporation officials within in the same scenic business loop could operate from the same scenic office ocation – Scenic Loop Rd.
Perhaps James, Christina and John are the same person. One wonders what the Texas CPA thinks about this cosy arrangement. Maybe the Texas CPA should engage in a forensic examination into this registered office cooperative co-dependency.
According to the TBOC §5.201, each filing entity and each foreign filing entity must continuously maintain, in Texas, a registered agent and a registered office.
The registered office “must be located at a street address where process may be personally served on the entity’s registered agent.” The registered office “is not required to be a place of business of the filing entity.” The registered office “may not be solely a mailbox service or a telephone answering service.”
The registered agent “must maintain a business office at the same address as the entity’s registered office.”
Although the TBOC does not define “business office,” a section of vacant roadside wasteland is not a “business office.”
If one tries to serve process on the registered agent at the registered office and is unable to do so, and if one provides proof (returned certified mail; a process server’s affidavit) that one was unable to serve process on the entity’s registered agent at the entity’s registered office, then the Texas CPA will take steps to administratively dissolve the entity’s existence. This is a slow process (4 months), and we must give the entity a chance to correct the error.
Attorney, Business & Public Filings Division, Office of the Secretary of State (Correspondence).