Official Communication: Impersonation case

Regarding to the Official Communication of October 15 th, 2019, there is an illegal use of corporate image and institutional name in operation where the the Private Council of His Highness Mahmoud Salah Al Din Assaf name and the the name of His Highness Mahmoud Salah Al Din Assaf, as well as the registered coat of arms are being used without consent in an apparent “Business Club” webpage called “Kitty Mason Business Club”. Making the correspondent investigation, was discovered that the person who started developing this situation is a former member of the Private Council called Marcel van Vleuten.

Nowadays was discovered a second impersonation case. Marcel van Vleuten is working in some other scamming campaigns with a polish individual called Kamil Grund in some networks and pages using the name of our institution as well as the name of His Highness Mahmoud Salah Al Din Assaf with fraud intentions. This second person offered many times  the Private Council to participate in his projects but the institution always rejected it due to incompatibility of characters with our quality and philosophy.

According  to this circumstances and because the scammers are avoiding communications and they are continuing with their criminal activities, His Highness Mahmoud Salah Al Din Assaf personally have approved to start the proceeding of criminal case for impersonation in the United States to Kamil Grund and Marcel Van Vleuten because of the unauthorized use of the name of the institution, the name of His Highness, the corporative image as well as the name of some of the members who are included in the Advisory board of our institution as well as in partner institutions like Al-Khalifa Business School.

Talking in legal concepts for prevention, whoever falsely assumes or pretends to be a public personality acting under the authority of the United States, Institution, Agency or Public Interest Organization registered in the United States and similars thereof, and acts as such, or in such pretended character demands or obtains any money paper, document, or thing of value, shall be fined under this title or imprisoned not more than three years, or both.

In case of foreigner citizens with extradition agreement with the United States, the United States can request the origin country of the demanded to assist the legal procedure and to fulfill the complete condemn in the correspondent correctional of the United States.

Previous judgements for reference (June 25, 1948, ch. 645, 62 Stat. 742; Pub. L. 103–322, title XXXIII, § 330016(1)(H), Sept. 13, 1994, 108 Stat. 2147.)