Report: #1378033

Complaint Review: Donato Vignola

  • Submitted: Fri, June 09, 2017
  • Updated: Fri, June 09, 2017
  • Reported By: E.S. Oharriz — North Miami Florida USA
  • Donato Vignola
    27 rue Chabrey, 1202
    Geneva, other

Donato Vignola, Burtendon Investments, and others in Group (refer to Information Reference File) Mr. Vignola and Group, introduced and invoiced me for over $700K for HSBC & Barclays financial instruments to be used in a Trade Program through Goldman-Rothschild. Geneva Switzerland

*Author of original report: Response to Rebuttal by Mr. Donato Vignola

*REBUTTAL Individual responds: All what you tell Mrs Elizabeth Serrano Oharriz is not the reality

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In pursuit of an investment opportunity, to advance our business plans and ventures, enveloped with a Group of Investors, I followed an opportunity for Trade with financial instrument(s), offered by Burtendon Investments (London) directed by Mr. Donato Vignola, as he would partner through the services of Goldman-Rothschild - Mr. David McCooke.  For over a year, with multitudes of documentation/messages and continued financial commitments on my part, no Trade transaction has come to bare.  And after the continual unsubstantiated messaging from the parties to be said directing the investment project(s), only a total silence and lack of response has insued.  Moreover, it may seem that all of the asset(s) invoiced and paid for, are not substantiated; as well as, the investment offer and contract for Trade. 

In an effort to secure restitution and bring forward this intentional act of "Fraud", I have reached out and communicated with various International and Authoritative Agencies; providing each with extensive detail and informative reference material regarding this matter.  Being that resolution and restitution is of primordial importance, I am reaching out for your expertise and assistance.

An extensive File Folder(s), of over +100 pages, has been compiled showing and detailing the complete factor on my behalf.

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#1 Author of original report

Response to Rebuttal by Mr. Donato Vignola

AUTHOR: Elizabeth - (United States)

At first glance as to the audacity of Mr. Donato Vignola in composing a rebuttal to my Claim as to an intentional act of “Fraud” by him, Burtendon Investments, and their group of associates, a sense of anger overwhelmed me.  And I immediately shared the detail in the rebuttal with all of the Authorities and Agencies to which an extensive file has been addressed.  As conversations and correspondence was exchanged, it became apparent that the sense of anger, should actual be of one of being grateful.  Because in the detail of Mr. Vignola’s rebuttal it gave continual credence to all of the facts stated in my Claim; and some of the detail went even further to confirm Mr. Vignola’s actions.

In reviewing the points of detail and assertations made by Mr. Vignola in his rebuttal, I note the following:

Mr. Vignola’s reference to that of a Mr. Ralph Cohen, has no bearing on the Claim as to the intentional act of “Fraud” I have placed against Mr. Donato Vignola/Burtendon Investments.  It almost seems as though Mr. Vignola is attempting to steer attention away from his actions.  It might be said that Mr. Vignola should concentrate his thoughts, words, and efforts in bringing restitution to the matter at hand; and not be concerned with someone else’s business and problems.

In the matter of Mr. Vignola’s rebuttal, his statements and detail stand as further confirmation of the transaction claimed to have taken place, and to my rendering of payment to him for the services of issuing a financial instrument through HSBC (specifically that of a Safe Keeping Report – SKR).  Mr. Vignola acknowledges the payment I rendered, although he states the amount as 490K Euros.

Mr. Vignola states that after my payment (again acknowledging the same), I was to detail to him and Burtendon the Bank to where the SKR would be sent via MT760.  In the case of the SKR, supposedly issued by HSBC, Mr. Vignola was to provide the guidance as to a Trading Platform through the coordinating services of his contact, Mr. Gerard Gauthier.  Therefore, the Bank to which the supposedly issued HSBC SKR was to be sent, would be determined by the Trading Platform.

Continuing into the detail of Mr. Vignola’s rebuttal, it states that the obligations of Burtendon Investments were fulfilled, and stop at the stage of completing the issuance of a leased SKR issued by HSBC.  This statement is clear confirmation the involvement of Mr. Vignola/Burtendon Investments in the Claim at hand.  And I state “the Claim at hand” for there is an additional Claim, as to the issuance of a financial instrument supposedly issued by Barclays; but that is a separate matter, and being addressed as a separate Claim.

Being guided by Mr. Vignola, my husband and I traveled twice to London, with the goal of meeting with Mr. Vignola’s contact, Mr. Gauthier.  My husband and I met multiple times with Mr. Vignola and Mr. Gauthier, all with the intent of meeting with HSBC Banker(s) regarding the SKR, which had supposedly been issued.  To the extent that my husband and I had to prolong our stay in London, because as per Mr. Vignola and Mr. Gauthier, the Banker(s) schedule were not accommodating our plans to meet.  There is where my husband and I began to have recurring doubts about the transaction’s validity.

Mr. Vignola claims to have introduced me to Mr. Gauthier, and that the following arrangements as to the Trading opportunity would be worked through the services of Mr. Gauthier.  However, any and all continuing information and documentation was carried forward having the inclusion of, or having been initiated by Mr. Vignola.  All such documentation, correspondence, email, and text messaging is included within the Claim File of over (100) pages, currently in the hands of the Authorities.

The contact name(s) of Mr. David James McCooke – Goldman-Rothchild and Mr. Camie Bhuie, were brought to us through Mr. Vignola and Mr. Gauthier.  In our unending attempts to have contact with Mr. McCooke, we continue to be unsuccessful.  Furthermore, when we reached out to Mr. Bhuie, his response was one of complete denial of any such transaction or Trade Contract; and stated that with the documentation we provided to him, he would also contact the proper Authorities.

Mr. Vignola, in an attempt to corroborate his allegations, provide what he claims are quotes directly from Mr. Gauthier; which further adds to the fact that Mr. Vignola and Mr. Gauthier maintain current contact.  Within these said direct quotes, Mr. Gauthier states that in common agreement with me, he sent my files to Mr. McCooke and Mr. Bhuie, and that Mr. Vignola has never met Mr. McCooke and Mr. Bhuie.  What does Mr. Vignola having ever met Mr. McCooke or Mr. Bhuie have to do with the Claim at hand?  The fact of the existence of the transaction has already been verified by Mr. Vignola’s statement.  It almost seems again, that attention is trying to be diverted away from the Claim at hand.

In Mr. Gauthier’s direct quotes, it also states that I had agreed to pay for the MT760 for the SKR-Bank Guarantee supposedly issued by HSBC, but that I never did.  And that Mr. Gauthier and Mr. Vignola have knowledge of my receiving of such monies from my Clients to pay such fees, but that I never sent the payment for such MT760 fees to either the bank nor to any of Mr. Gauthier’s or Mr. Vignola’s entities. 

How fortunate was that I did not send forward additional monies?  To begin with how could there have been transmission fees for an MT760 for and SKR-Bank Guarantee from HSBC, which HSBC has denied ever issuing?  From Bank Officials to the Credit Managers at HSBC, the response has been the same, that of outright denial as to the validity of such a financial instrument.  HSBC has stated that “non-operative” is not a term applicable for this transaction, as the substance and documentation to the same is NOT valid; therefore, cannot be considered “non-operative”.

To add insult-to-injury, on Wednesday, November 1, 2017, Mr. Vignola makes several attempts to reach out to me.  At first, I would not even give thought to answering his calls via Skype; and then I thought that it might be prudent if I did answer his call.  And we spoke.  During the conversation Mr. Vignola expressed his apology, and said that he wanted to work out a plan in which he could payback the funds owed to me.  Mr. Vignola did not state an amount and did not give a timeline, but did say that he would call me again on Tuesday, November 7, 2017.  In this upcoming call, Mr. Vignola said he would be able to offer me a timeline in which monies would be payed back to me, and by doing so, it was his intention to make matters “whole”.  As has been the course, the call on Wednesday, November 7th, never came; and this most recent action, continues to illustrate the stalling for time and the game playing being carried out by Mr. Vignola.

I will continue with my efforts to secure restitution and my Claim(s) against the actions of Mr. Vignola, Burtendon Investments, and all of their counterparts.

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#2 REBUTTAL Individual responds

All what you tell Mrs Elizabeth Serrano Oharriz is not the reality

AUTHOR: Gene - (Switzerland)

The Allegations and information contented in the article, Reference - 1378033 of Mrs. Serrano Oharriz are totally erroneous and defamatory.

Find the reality of the facts

1) Based on the information of Mrs. Serrano Oharriz, a certain Mister who is calling himself Ralph Cohen, (name that has been usurped) the real name of this usurper, is not known at the moment because the picture on the passport represent Mr. Aldrovandi. The website « » shows a falsified passport with the name of Ralph Cohen but with a picture of Mr. Aldrovandi. Under the instruction of Mr. Cohen, Mrs Serrano Oharriz has given a payment of 100K (100’000), payment made to a Miami based corporation in the name of «Camiones Especiales».

In July 2016 we have send her the true passport of Mr. Aldrovandi (attachement). The guaranties delivered by them, after control came out to be false and inoperative according to them. Even after those information Mrs Serrano Oharriz has continue to maintain contact with M. Ralph Cohen and Carlos Humberto Tieri Cechet living in Uruguay.

Based on her declarations:

2) Mrs Serrano Oharriz has taken contact with the company Burtendon Investment Ltd who gave her the real way step by step to close this deal. This with reel guaranties issued by HSBC.

The step by step is:

A) Payment for the emission of the instruments from HSBC, of 490K (490’000) and not 700K (700’000) as she is pretending. Out of the 490K, 25K, has been paid back to her.

B) She had to indicate to the Company Burtendon, after her payment, the name of the bank where the guaranties will be delivered and she has to take at her charges the cost of the transmission of the MT 760 and the renting of the lease from HSBC’s guarantee this to be paid directly to the bank as stipulated in her contract that she has signed.

C) As stipulated in the contract the company Burtendon is only responsible to get the leasing instruments that will be transmitted in the first place via the DTCC procedure.

D) HSBC after receipt of payment for the bank expenses, of the MT 760 and of the leasing expenses, will transfer the instruments to the bank indicated by Mrs Serrano Oharriz.

E) The obligations of the company Burtendon as indicated in the contract signed by Mrs Serrano, stops at that stage as all obligations have been fulfilled. Mrs Serrano Oharriz has never paid the required expenses of the MT 760 and also not the expenses to the bank of the lease instrument. So HSBC, as usual, has declared the guarantee as “none operative”.

Mrs Serrano Oharriz has continued in her research and has asked Mr. Vignola, to find for her a platform which will accept other guarantees, and who will pay at her place for the MT 760 and the leasing instrument.

Mr. Vignola and not Burtendon Investment Ltd., has put Mrs Serrano Oharriz in relation with Mr. Gerard Gauthier who maybe could find for Mrs Serrano Oharriz the connection to a platform that can do this kind of transaction. These arrangements have been concluded between Mr. Gauthier and Mrs Serrano Oharriz, Mrs Serrano Oharriz accompanied by her husband came to London and encounter Mr. Gauthier.

Several meetings took place with the bank and Mr. Gauthier. The file has been transmitted to Mr. Mc Cooke and to Mr. Camie Buhie. And a trading contract was signed by her. (see attachment).

This information came from Mr Gauthier.


« I confirm that Mr Vignola in January 2015 present me Mrs Elisabeth Serrano Oharriz and in common agreement with her we send her files to David James mc Cooke and Camie Buhie. Mr Vignola has never met Mc Cooke nor Bhuie, he does not know them.

Mrs Serrano Oharriz had agreed to pay the swift MT 760 of confirmation of the Bank Guarantee, but never did it.

We have known that she got from her customer the amount to pay the fees for the issue of the swift MT 760, but never send the cost to the bank or any of our entities.

This is why there had been no follow-up

G. Gauthier»


After these explanations, of very clear facts, Mrs Serrano Oharriz made a total mix between the files. We have at that moment, based on the non-respect of the engagements and the non-respect of the non-disclosure, informed by letter her lawyer Mr. Jay Kanetkar, Esq. Guaranteed Investigations Inc. 1 Chatham Court South Brunswick, NJ 08902 and Mrs Serrano Oharriz that the contract of Burtendon Investment Ltd has nothing to do with the chain of persons that she is using in her different mails.

Mrs Serrano Ohariz can take her dispositions to start actions against the persons who have put her in difficulties, but not against Mr. Vignola and the company Burtendon Investment Ltd. as all the terms of the signed contract have been fulfilled. Mr. Vignola and Burtendon have continued to help her despite of the fact that Mrs Serrano Oharriz has continued to criticize in defamatory arguments the two parties. So she was always informed on the in and out of Mr. Gauthier.

In conclusion Burtendon and Mr. Vignola have fulfilled the contract with Mrs Serrano. Mrs. Serrano on her side has not paid the expenses for the MT 760 and so the file could not be concluded.

It is important to clarify this mater correctly and not mix the files, we have all proof from the bank, and from the various groups that Mrs Serrano Oharriz has disclose all information and contract she had signed. The file will be transmitted to our lawyer for further legal actions.

see attached documents

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