Today the Registrar of Companies Mr Neville Harris has announced his intention to remove two companies formerly directed by banned director Steve Crow, from the Register under section 318(1)(b) of the Companies Act 1993 (see Company removal notices www.companies.govt.nz). They were both involved in the hardcore pornography industry and are owned by CVC Group Ltd which is directed by a San Antonio Texas based certified public accountant (CPA), Mr John Malcolm Carr.Mr Carr records his residential address on the NZ Companies Register, as 14/31 Greenland East, Remuera, Auckland 1050.
CVC Group Ltd is 39% owned by Velocity Partners Ltd that is owned and directed by the same American businessman. CVC Group is also 10% owned by Electronic Publishing Ltd which is also directed by John M Carr.
Mr John Malcolm Carr, who up until recently co-directed CVC Group and its daughter company Eden Digital Ltd with Steve Crow, is scheduled to face eight criminal charges in the Auckland District Court on Tuesday 28 September 2010. These have been brought against him by the Ministry of Economic Development (MED) for alleged breaches of the Financial Reporting Act 1993 relating to Velocity Partners Ltd, PJ Digital Ltd, Shelf Company No 10 and First Virtual Deposit & Nominee Company Ltd – all companies owned and directed by John Malcolm Carr.
With respect to Vixen Publications and Sidefx, the Registrar’s notice states:
“I am satisfied that these companies have ceased to carry on business and there is no other reason for these companies to continue in existence or that no liquidator is acting.
“Unless, under section 321 of the Companies Act 1993, written objection to removal of any of the above-named companies is delivered to the Registrar by 30 September 2010, being not less than 20 working days from the date of this notice, the Registrar is required to remove the companies from the Register.”
Steve Crow was banned as a director for four years from 16 April 2010 to 16 April 2014 and the Notice of the banning order was served on him by the MED on Friday 14 May 2010. He resigned from all companies he directed on 15 May and these include: HWGA Company Ltd, Sidefx Ltd, Vixen Publications Ltd, and Eden Digital Ltd. Before doing so his brother David Bruce Crow of Inglewood and his sister Leanne Marie Osborn of Fitzroy, New Plymouth, were appointed directors of HWGA Company Ltd. John Malcolm Carr remains as sole director of the hardcore porn companies Eden Digital Ltd and CVC Group Ltd.