Tuesday, September 30, 2008


At 3 am, on 28 September 2008, Frank McGarahan, 45, was assaulted outside the Spearmint Rhino lap-dancing club, in Norwich in the UK, and later died. (Frank McGarahan, of Barclays Wealth dies after fight)

Frank McGarahan was the chief operating officer of Barclays Wealth.

He was in charge of assets worth £133 billion in 21 countries.

His bank last week acquired the private investment business of Lehmann Brothers

He was waiting for a taxi beside the Guildhall Hill rank in Norwich. Reportedly he saw someone being assaulted. He went to intervene and was himself badly beaten.

A comment on The Times website:

"no doubt all the police officers were sitting in the canteen at wymondham HQ(25 miles away).

"night shift is undermanned except thur,fri,sat when they are all down riverside or on the prince of wales road.

"only thing watching the streets is CCTV and 2 blokes watching x-factor instead of monitors"

simon, norwich.

Have-a-go millionaire Barclays boss was beaten to death just 200 yards from police station.
Killed Barclays banker had tried to help homeless Lithuanian
Brother pays tribute to City banker who intervened in brawl

Reportedly, John Gray, 45, runs the Spearmint Rhino table dancing empire.

Reportedly Gray has served a jail sentence for fraud. ('Spearmint Rhino' lap-dancing clubs boss is convicted fraudster ...)

Gray is originally from California.

Spearmint Rhino's club in London's Tottenham Court Road has nude girls who dance around poles or for clients at their tables. The club also has booths where customers can ask girls for a private dance.

Gray's aliases in the United States include Johnny Win, John Luciano and John Luciano Gianni.

Spearmint Rhino is very popular with businessmen and bankers. (Brokers and Boozing)

Gray has a mansion in Buckinghamshire, two planes and a 55-ft boat.

In 1995, Gray, the owner of a Spearmint Rhino topless bar near Los Angeles, was arrested after complaints that he had written cheques that bounced.

At the time of being sentenced, Gray was already in prison for making a false statement to win a contract from the US Navy.

Celebrity lap-dancing club `is used as a brothel' Independent.

According to Wikipedia: Spearmint Rhino is a chain of strip clubs that operates throughout the United States, United Kingdom, Central Europe, Russia and Australia.

"The company was started by Greg Wheeler and he still owns all properties 100%."

In April 2006, the Slough club made the headlines when Prince Harry visited the club for a party celebrating the end of his training at Sandhurst.[1]



"Bradford Keiller, a Las Vegas Strip club entrepreneur with a tastefully named string of strip clubs in London, Moscow, Las Vegas and Los Angeles, all called The Spearmint Rhino."

Brent Mudry, at CanadaStockWatch, (Deutsche Bank in major penny stock scandal) 14 November 2002, wrote:

"In one of the biggest fraud scandals to rock Bay Street in recent years, Deutsche Bank's Toronto branch and a recently terminated senior broker are the lead defendants in an unsealed $250-million suit claiming the Deutsche broker and two old friends, one of whom is a convicted felon, conspired with controversial international financier Adnan Khashoggi, a lawyer running a strip bar in Las Vegas, and unnamed others to rig Rafi Khan promotion GenesisIntermedia and several other stocks last year, causing the collapse of a small New Jersey brokerage and its Minnesota clearing brokerage...

"The named defendants in the Minnesota case are Deutsche Bank AG, Deutsche Bank Securities Inc., Deutsche Bank Securities Ltd., Mr. Breedon, RBF International Inc., Kenneth D'Angelo, Richard Evangelista, GenesisIntermedia, Ramy El-Batrawi, Mr. Khashoggi, his offshore Bermuda-based company Ultimate Holdings Ltd., Bradford Keiller...

According to US investigators, five of the 9 11 hijackers, including Mohammed Atta, visited Las Vegas at least six times between May and August 2001. (Atta, alcohol, strip clubs and drugs - 911myths)

The San Francisco Chronicle reported that in Las Vegas, they “engaged in some decidedly un-Islamic sampling of prohibited pleasures in America’s reputed capital of moral corrosion,” including visiting strip-clubs.

Atta and friends enjoyed the charms of lap dancer Samantha (Time.com and The Chronicle).


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