DOB: Ironclad Investments et al - CD-NOIF

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IN THE MATTER OF:

CHRISTIAN MEISSENN
a/k/a CHRISTIAN NIGOHOSSIAN
a/k/a CHRISTIAN MASON
a/k/a CHRISTOPHER MASON
a/k/a CHRISTIAN LEVON NIGOHOSSIAN
(CRD No. 2212929)

GABRIEL ABENSUR

JOHN MORGAN

SPEED OF THOUGHT
TRADING CORPORATION

RESCON TECHNOLOGY
CORPORATION

NORTHEAST DEVELOPMENT
CORPORATION

THE AFRICAN DIAMOND
COMPANY, INC.
n/k/a COAL CORPORATION

HYBRID AUTOMOTIVE
TECHNOLOGIES, INC.

IRONCLAD INVESTMENTS, LLC

DAMIAN SETH DELGADO
(CRD No. 2678371)

    (Collectively "Respondents")

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ORDER TO CEASE AND DESIST

NOTICE OF INTENT TO FINE

AND

NOTICE OF RIGHT TO HEARING

DOCKET NO. CF-13-7839-S








I. PRELIMINARY STATEMENT

1. The Banking Commissioner (“Commissioner”) is charged with the administration of Chapter 672a of the General Statutes of Connecticut, the Connecticut Uniform Securities Act (“Act”), and Sections 36b-31-2 to 36b-31-33, inclusive, of the Regulations of Connecticut State Agencies (“Regulations”) promulgated under the Act.
2. Pursuant to Section 36b-26(a) of the Act, the Commissioner, through the Securities and Business Investments Division (“Division”) of the Department of Banking, has conducted an investigation into the activities of Respondents to determine if Respondents have violated, are violating or are about to violate  provisions of the Act or Regulations (“Investigation”).
3.
As a result of the Investigation, the Commissioner has reason to believe that Respondents have violated certain provisions of the Act.
4. As a result of the Investigation, the Commissioner has the authority to issue a cease and desist order against Respondents pursuant to Section 36b-27(a) of the Act.
5.
As a result of the Investigation, the Commissioner has the authority to impose a fine upon Respondents pursuant to Section 36b-27(d) of the Act.

II.  RESPONDENTS

6.
Christian Meissenn a/k/a Christian Nigohossian a/k/a Christian Mason a/k/a Christopher Mason a/k/a Christian Levon Nigohossian (“Meissenn”) is an individual whose address last known to the Commissioner is 2618 Corbyton Court, Orlando, Florida 32828.  At various times during the relevant time period, Meissenn resided at 453 North Main Street, Suffield, Connecticut 06078.  Meissenn was last registered as a broker-dealer agent in Connecticut from October 17, 2001 to March 13, 2003.  Meissenn was a control person and the president of GIT Securities Corporation (“GIT”) (CRD No. 103735) located at 25 Fairchild Avenue, Suite 500, Plainview, New York 11803.  GIT, which primarily traded low-priced speculative securities, was registered as a broker-dealer in Connecticut from October 17, 2001 through March 13, 2003.  GIT’s parent company was Rescon Technology Corporation (“Rescon”).  On March 25, 2003, Meissenn and GIT were both directed to pay restitution in a National Association of Securities Dealers (“NASD”, now the Financial Industry Regulatory Authority, Inc.) case alleging misuse of customer funds (Case No. C11030010).  The NASD also expelled GIT from membership and barred Meissenn from association with any NASD member in any capacity for violation of NASD Conduct Rules 2110 and 2330.  At various times during the relevant time period, Meissenn resided at 453 North Main Street, Suffield, Connecticut 06078 and conducted business activities from various locations in Connecticut including 195 West Newberry Road, Bloomfield, Connecticut 06002 and 68 G. Kingspring Street, Windsor Locks, Connecticut 06095.
7. Gabriel Abensur (“Abensur”) is an individual with an address last known to the Commissioner of 17/6 Bell Lane, Gibraltar GX111AA.  Abensur is not and has not been registered in any capacity under the Act.
8. John Morgan (“Morgan”) is an individual with an address last known to the Commissioner of 183 Madison Avenue, Suite 1719, New York, New York 10016.  Morgan is not and has not been registered in any capacity under the Act.
9. Speed of Thought Trading Corporation (“Speed of Thought”) was a New York corporation whose predecessor was Emperor Penguin, Inc., a shell company formed to enable foreign and domestic entities to become reporting companies and trade in the secondary market.  Speed of Thought’s address last known to the Commissioner is 1500 Market Street, 12th Floor, East Tower, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania 19102.  Meissenn was the President of Speed of Thought and its predecessor.  Neither Speed of Thought nor its securities have been registered at any time under the Act.
10. Rescon is a Nevada corporation whose address last known to the Commissioner is 1500 Market Street, 12th Floor, East Tower, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania 19102.  At various times relevant hereto, Meissenn was the President of Rescon.  Neither Rescon nor its securities have been registered at any time under the Act.  Rescon had an ownership interest in GIT.
11. Northeast Development Corporation (“Northeast”) is a Nevada corporation whose address last known to the Commissioner is 1500 Market Street #12, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania 19102 and whose president was Meissenn.  For all times relevant hereto, Northeast also had a business address of 68 G. Kingspring Street, Windsor Locks, Connecticut 06095.  Neither Northeast nor its securities have been registered at any time under the Act.
12. The African Diamond Company, Inc. (“African Diamond”), now known as Coal Corporation and formerly known as Redhand International, Inc., is a Nevada corporation whose address last known to the Commissioner is 2325 Dulles Corner Boulevard, Suite 500, Herndon, Virginia 20171.  At all times relevant hereto, African Diamond held itself out as having a business address at 1028 Boulevard, Suite 242, West Hartford, Connecticut 06110, which was in actuality a mail drop established by Abensur at a UPS Store.  On August 31, 2009, a Securities and Exchange Commission (“SEC”) Administrative Law Judge, acting pursuant to Section 12(j) of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934 (the “Exchange Act”), issued an Order Making Findings and Revoking Registrations against several respondents including African Diamond for failing to file periodic reports while African Diamond’s securities were registered under the Exchange Act (SEC Release No. 60588, August 31, 2009).  At various times relevant hereto, Abensur was the President of African Diamond.  Neither African Diamond nor its securities have been registered at any time under the Act.
13. Hybrid Automotive Technologies, Inc. (“Hybrid”) is a Nevada corporation, formed by Meissenn on January 15, 2009.  Hybrid’s address last known to the Commissioner is 14 Cranbrook Boulevard, Enfield, Connecticut 06082.  Neither Hybrid nor its securities have been registered at any time under the Act.
14. Ironclad Investments, LLC (“Ironclad”) is a Connecticut limited liability company with a principal place of business at 195 West Newberry Road, Bloomfield, Connecticut 06002.  Meissenn and Damian Seth Delgado were the co-managers of Ironclad.  Ironclad was formed for the purpose of developing an automated foreign currency software trading platform.  Abensur and/or companies Abensur owned invested approximately $750,000 to $800,000 in Ironclad for software development.  Ironclad advertised itself on the web as “a high-performance, arbitraged FOREX fund” open to the “individual investor or an institutional investor, small or large” which treated all investors the same “since all funds are pooled.”  Neither Ironclad nor its securities have been registered at any time under the Act.
15. Damian Seth Delgado (“Delgado”) is an individual with an address last known to the Commissioner at 2609 Dover Glen Circle, Orlando, Florida 32828.  At various times during the relevant time period, Delgado resided at 453 North Main Street, Suffield, Connecticut 06078.  On February 27, 2004, the United States District Court for the Southern District of Florida entered a judgment of permanent injunction (“Judgment”) against Delgado arising out of a complaint involving a scheme to defraud investors brought against Delgado and two others by the SEC.  SEC v. James Mulhearn, Damian Delgado, and Adrian Balboa, Case No. 03-61747 (S.D.Fla.) (LR-18769).  The Judgment enjoined Delgado from violations of Sections 5(a), 5(c) and 17(a) of the Securities Act of 1933 and Sections 10(b) and 15(a)(1) of the Exchange Act and Rule 10b-5 thereunder and permanently barred Delgado from participating in an offering of penny stock.  On October 20, 2004, in a related criminal action, the United States District Court for the District of New Jersey sentenced Delgado to a term of imprisonment of 15 months followed by a one year term of supervised release and an order to pay restitution to investors in the amount of $100,000.  USA v. Delgado, Case No. 03-00649 (D.N.J. Oct. 21, 2004).  Delgado co-owned Ironclad with Meissenn and was involved in Ironclad’s daily operations.  Delgado is not and has not been registered in any capacity under the Act.

III.  STATEMENT OF FACTS

Offers and Sales of Unregistered Securities

16. From approximately June 2001 to approximately September 2009, Respondents, with the exception of Delgado, offered and/or sold securities of Speed of Thought, Rescon, Northeast, African Diamond, Ironclad and/or Hybrid, respectively, in and/or from Connecticut to at least one investor, which securities were not registered in Connecticut under Section 36b-16 of the Act, nor were they exempt from registration under Section 36b-21 of the Act, nor were they the subject of a filed exemption claim or claim of covered security status.

Fraud in Connection With the Offer, Sale or Purchase of Securities

17. From approximately June 2001 to approximately September 2009, Meissenn and Abensur were business associates who engaged in a scheme to defraud the investing public by offering and selling unregistered, poorly performing low-priced securities to investors and later offering those investors the opportunity to exchange their holdings at a premium for different unregistered, poorly performing low-priced securities.  All the securities offered and sold by Meissenn and/or Abensur were issued by  companies in which Meissenn and/or Abensur held a financial interest or served as an officer or director.  Meissenn and Abensur hired Morgan to solicit investors to purchase securities issued by Northeast, African Diamond and Hybrid.
18. The securities issued by Speed of Thought, Rescon, Northeast, African Diamond, Ironclad and Hybrid – entities in which Meissenn and/or Abensur had a financial interest or served as an officer or director (the “Meissenn/Abensur Entities”) - were low priced, thinly traded securities (penny stocks).
19. The Meissenn/Abensur Entities, more often than not, were characterized by no significant operating history, limited assets and no significant source of revenue.
20. Meissenn and Abensur engaged in a pattern of inducing investors who previously purchased securities issued by one or more of the Meissenn/Abensur Entities to exchange those low-priced securities at a premium for a different low priced security issued by another Meissenn/Abensur Entity, thus creating a closed loop of fraud.  Specifically, Meissenn and/or Abensur cold-called the affected investor and represented to the investor that each subsequent investment would be a successful venture, all the while failing to disclose critical information on the financial risks involved, the entity’s financial picture, the involvement of Meissenn and/or Abensur in the entity’s operations and the impact of shareholder dilution.  For example:

      (a)   In approximately June 2001, Investor A, a Connecticut investor, purchased unregistered shares of Speed of Thought in the amount of $5,000;
 
     (b)    In mid-November 2003, Meissenn cold-called Investor A to inform Investor A that Speed of Thought was no longer a viable entity, and that Investor A’s shares of Speed of Thought would be exchanged for shares of Rescon.  Relying on Meissenn’s representations, Investor A paid an additional $2,000 for the Rescon shares in November 2003.  In addition, in late 2003 and early 2004, Investor A invested $5,000 in a Rescon promissory note through Meissenn;
  
      (c)    In early 2004, Meissenn and/or Morgan contacted Investor A to inform Investor A that his shares of Rescon shares were being exchanged for shares of a new company called Northeast.  Investor A then wired an additional $3,000 to cover the investment;
  
      (d)    In approximately 2006 Investor A had unsuccessfully tried to sell the Northeast shares.  In 2007, Meissenn, Abensur and/or Morgan informed Investor A that Investor A’s shares of Northeast were being replaced with securities issued by African Diamond.  In approximately November 2007, Abensur sent Investor A a $2,500 promissory note issued by African Diamond to replace Investor A’s Northeast shares.  In late 2008, Investor A invested $20,000 in African Diamond securities based on representations by Morgan that this additional investment in African Diamond would be profitable;
  
      (e)    In approximately February 2009, Morgan solicited Investor A to purchase $1,000 of unregistered Hybrid Automotive Technologies shares; and
   
      (f)    In June, 2009, Investor A purchased an additional 500,000 shares of African Diamond through Meissenn for $5,000. 
  
21. In connection with the offer and sale of securities of the Meissenn/Abensur Entities, Meissenn and/or Abensur failed to disclose to investors, inter alia, material  information about the Meissenn/Abensur Entities, including, without limitation, their lack of assets and operating history, the registration status of their securities, the control or financial relationship between Meissenn and/or Abensur and the Meissenn/Abensur Entities and the basis for charging a premium to exchange or replace the securities.
22. From approximately June 2001 to approximately September 2009, Morgan, acting at the direction of Meissenn and/or Abensur, transacted business as an agent of issuer of Northeast, African Diamond and Hybrid in this state absent registration by effecting or attempting to effect purchases or sales of shares of Northeast, African Diamond and/or Hybrid.
23. In connection with the Division’s Investigation into Meissenn’s activities, the Division obtained on-the-record, sworn testimony from Meissenn, wherein Meissenn misrepresented that he did not have any relationship with African Diamond.

Scheme to Defraud Investors of Terra Energy Resources, Ltd.

24. From approximately 2007 through approximately 2009, Abensur formed the following entities:  Sunrise Group Investments Corp. (“Sunrise”), Bull Investments Limited (“Bull”), Monrosa Investments Limited (“Monrosa”), Romestar International Inc. (“Romestar”) and Raven Investments PLC (“Raven”) (singly and collectively the “Abensur Companies”).  Abensur was the President and/or control person of the Abensur Companies.  Abensur incorporated Raven and Monrosa in the Republic of Seychelles and incorporated Bull, Romestar and Sunrise in the British territory of Gibraltar.
25. Abensur opened brokerage accounts in the United States for the Abensur Companies at various non-respondent broker-dealers and listed the Abensur Companies’ mailing address on the customer account agreements as 2842 Main Street, Suite 185, Glastonbury, Connecticut 06033.
26. From approximately January 2009 through approximately November 2010, Abensur, through the Abensur Companies, bought and sold shares of Terra Energy Resources, Ltd. (“Terra”), a Delaware corporation, in the over-the-counter securities market.  Terra is quoted on OTC Link LLC, an alternative trading system, under the symbol “TRRE,” and was also traded on the OTC Bulletin Board until June 18, 2013.
27. Abensur engaged in a scheme to defraud investors by buying and selling Terra securities multiple times on the same day in the Abensur Companies’ different brokerage accounts, which created the false appearance of inflated and exaggerated trading activity in shares of Terra.  Abensur and/or Meissenn further perpetuated a scheme to defraud investors by circulating misleading literature regarding Terra to investors in Connecticut and other states in an effort to create interest in the company.  Abensur and/or Meissenn sent misleading literature regarding Terra from 2842 Main Street, Suite 185, Glastonbury, Connecticut 06033, which is the mailing address of the Abensur Companies.
28. Abensur deposited the proceeds of some of the Abensur Companies’ Terra securities sales into Ironclad’s bank account, which was controlled by Meissenn.  Although Abensur was not an owner of Ironclad, Abensur directed Meissenn and Delgado to write checks out of Ironclad’s bank account from the proceeds of the Terra securities sales for miscellaneous expenses which were unrelated to Ironclad’s business.  These checks included payments, inter alia, to the then-President of Terra, Catherine Balloqui, at 17/6 Bell Lane, Gibraltar, as well as payments for personal expenses.

IV.  STATUTORY BASIS FOR ORDER TO CEASE AND DESIST
AND ORDER IMPOSING FINE

a.  Violation of Section 36b-16 of the Act -
Offer and/or Sale of Unregistered Securities by
Meissenn, Abensur, the Meissenn/Abensur Entities and Morgan

29. Paragraphs 1 through 28, inclusive, are incorporated and made a part hereof as if more fully set forth herein.
30.
Respondents Meissenn and Abensur, alone and through the Meissenn/Abensur Entities, and Respondent Morgan, offered and/or sold securities in or from Connecticut, as more fully described in paragraphs 16 and 17, which securities were not registered in Connecticut under the Act, as more fully described in paragraph 16.  The offer and sale of such securities absent registration constitutes a violation of Section 36b-16 of the Act, which forms a basis for an order to cease and desist to be issued against Respondents Meissenn, Abensur, the Meissenn/Abensur Entities and Morgan under Section 36b-27(a) of the Act, and for the imposition of a fine upon Respondents Meissenn, Abensur, the Meissenn/Abensur Entities and Morgan under Section 36b-27(d) of the Act.

b.  Violation of Section 36b-6 of the Act –
Unregistered Agent Activity

31. Paragraphs 1 through 30, inclusive, are incorporated and made a part hereof as if more fully set forth herein.
32.
Morgan transacted business as an agent of issuer in this state absent registration, as more fully described in paragraphs 16 and 17.  Such conduct constitutes a violation of Section 36b-6(a) of the Act, which forms a basis for an order to cease and desist to be issued against Morgan under Section 36b-27(a) of the Act, and for the imposition of a fine upon Morgan under Section 36b-27(d) of the Act.
33. Northeast, African Diamond and Hybrid employed Morgan as an unregistered agent of issuer in this state, as more fully described in paragraph 17.  Such conduct constitutes a violation of Section 36b-6(b) of the Act, which forms a basis for an order to cease and desist to be issued against Northeast, African Diamond and Hybrid under Section 36b-27(a) of the Act, and for the imposition of a fine upon Northeast, African Diamond and Hybrid under Section 36b-27(d) of the Act.

c.  Violation of Section 36b-4(a) of the Act –
Fraud in Connection with the Offer and Sale of any Security
by Meissenn and Abensur

34. Paragraphs 1 through 33, inclusive, are incorporated and made a part hereof as if more fully set forth herein.
35.
The conduct of Meissenn and Abensur, as more fully described in paragraphs 16 through 28, inclusive, alone and through the Meissenn/Abensur Entities, constitutes, in connection with the offer, sale or purchase of any security, directly or indirectly employing a device, scheme or artifice to defraud, making an untrue statement of a material fact or omitting to state a material fact necessary in order to make the statements made, in the light of the circumstances under which they are made, not misleading, or engaging in an act, practice or course of business which operates as a fraud or deceit upon any person.  Such conduct constitutes a violation of Section 36b-4(a) of the Act, which forms a basis for an order to cease and desist to be issued against Meissenn and Abensur under Section 36b-27(a) of the Act, and for the imposition of a fine upon Meissenn and Abensur under Section 36b-27(d) of the Act.

d.  Violation of Section 36b-23 of the Act by Meissenn –
Making a Statement in an Investigation that is
False or Misleading in a Material Respect

36. Paragraphs 1 through 35, inclusive, are incorporated and made a part hereof as if more fully set forth herein.
37.
Meissenn’s statement to the Division, as more fully described in paragraph 23, was, at the time and in light of the circumstances under which it was made, false or misleading in a material respect, which constitutes a wilful violation of Section 36b-23 of the Act.  Such violation forms a basis for an order to cease and desist to be issued against Meissenn under Section 36b-27(a) of the Act, and the imposition of a fine upon Meissenn under Section 36b-27(d) of the Act. 

e.  Material Assistance by Delgado in
Violation of Section 36b-4(a) of the Act

38. Paragraphs 1 through 37, inclusive, are incorporated and made a part hereof as if more fully set forth herein.
39.
The conduct of Delgado, as more fully described in paragraphs 15 and 24 through 28, inclusive, is conduct that materially aided Meissenn and Abensur’s violation of Section 36b-4(a) of the Act and therefore forms a basis for an order to cease and desist to be issued against Delgado under Section 36b-27(a) of the Act, and for the imposition of a fine upon Delgado under Section 36b-27(d) of the Act.

V.  ORDER TO CEASE AND DESIST, NOTICE OF INTENT TO FINE
AND NOTICE OF RIGHT TO HEARING

WHEREAS, as a result of the Investigation, the Commissioner finds that, with respect to the activity described herein, Meissenn has committed at least one violation of Section 36b-16 of the Act, at least one violation of Section 36b-4(a) of the Act, and at least one violation of Section 36b-23 of the Act;

WHEREAS, as a result of the Investigation, the Commissioner finds that, with respect to the activity described herein, Abensur has committed at least one violation of Section 36b-16 of the Act and at least one violation of Section 36b-4(a) of the Act;

WHEREAS, as a result of the Investigation, the Commissioner finds that, with respect to the activity described herein, Morgan has committed at least one violation of Section 36b-(6)(a) [sic] of the Act and at least one violation of Section 36b-16 of the Act;

WHEREAS, as a result of the Investigation, the Commissioner finds that, with respect to the activity described herein, Speed of Thought has committed at least one violation of Section 36b-16 of the Act;

WHEREAS, as a result of the Investigation, the Commissioner finds that, with respect to the activity described herein, Rescon has committed at least one violation of Section 36b-16 of the Act;

WHEREAS, as a result of the Investigation, the Commissioner finds that, with respect to the activity described herein, Northeast has committed at least one violation of Section 36b-16 of the Act and at least one violation of Section 36b-(6)(b) [sic] of the Act;

WHEREAS, as a result of the Investigation, the Commissioner finds that, with respect to the activity described herein, African Diamond has committed at least one violation of Section 36b-16 of the Act and at least one violation of Section 36b-(6)(b) [sic] of the Act;

WHEREAS, as a result of the Investigation, the Commissioner finds that, with respect to the activity described herein, Hybrid has committed at least one violation of Section 36b-16 of the Act and at least one violation of Section 36b-(6)(b) [sic] of the Act;

WHEREAS, as a result of the Investigation, the Commissioner finds that, with respect to the activity described herein, Ironclad has committed at least one violation of Section 36b-16 of the Act;

WHEREAS, as a result of the Investigation, the Commissioner finds that, with respect to the activity described herein, Delgado has materially aided in at least one violation of Section 36b-4(a) of the Act;

WHEREAS, the Commissioner further finds that the issuance of an Order to Cease and Desist and the imposition of a fine upon Respondents is necessary or appropriate in the public interest or for the protection of investors and consistent with the purposes fairly intended by the policies and provisions of the Act;

WHEREAS, notice is hereby given to Respondents that the Commissioner intends to impose a maximum fine not to exceed one hundred thousand dollars ($100,000) per violation upon Respondents;

WHEREAS, the Commissioner ORDERS that CHRISTIAN MEISSENN CEASE AND DESIST from directly or indirectly violating the provisions of the Act and Regulations, including without limitation, offering and selling unregistered securities in or from Connecticut, in connection with the offer, sale or purchase of any security, directly or indirectly employing a device, scheme or artifice to defraud, making an untrue statement of a material fact or omitting to state a material fact necessary in order to make the statements made, in the light of the circumstances under which they are made, not misleading, or engaging in an act, practice or course of business which operates as a fraud or deceit upon any person, and making a statement to the commissioner that is, at the time and in the light of the circumstances under which it is made, false or misleading in any material respect;

WHEREAS, the Commissioner ORDERS that GABRIEL ABENSUR CEASE AND DESIST from directly or indirectly violating the provisions of the Act and Regulations, including without limitation, offering and selling unregistered securities in or from Connecticut and in connection with the offer, sale or purchase of any security, directly or indirectly employing a device, scheme or artifice to defraud, making an untrue statement of a material fact or omitting to state a material fact necessary in order to make the statements made, in the light of the circumstances under which they are made, not misleading, or engaging in an act, practice or course of business which operates as a fraud or deceit upon any person;

WHEREAS, the Commissioner ORDERS that JOHN MORGAN CEASE AND DESIST from directly or indirectly violating the provisions of the Act and Regulations, including without limitation, offering and selling unregistered securities in or from Connecticut and acting as an unregistered agent of issuer in or from this state;

WHEREAS, the Commissioner ORDERS that SPEED OF THOUGHT TRADING CORPORATION CEASE AND DESIST from directly or indirectly violating the provisions of the Act and Regulations, including without limitation, offering and selling unregistered securities in or from Connecticut;

WHEREAS, the Commissioner ORDERS that RESCON TECHNOLOGY CORPORATION CEASE AND DESIST from directly or indirectly violating the provisions of the Act and Regulations, including without limitation, offering and selling unregistered securities in or from Connecticut;

WHEREAS, the Commissioner ORDERS that NORTHEAST DEVELOPMENT CORPORATION CEASE AND DESIST from directly or indirectly violating the provisions of the Act and Regulations, including without limitation, offering and selling unregistered securities in or from Connecticut and employing an unregistered agent of issuer;

WHEREAS, the Commissioner ORDERS that THE AFRICAN DIAMOND COMPANY, INC. n/k/a COAL CORPORATION CEASE AND DESIST from directly or indirectly violating the provisions of the Act and Regulations, including without limitation, offering and selling unregistered securities in or from Connecticut and employing an unregistered agent of issuer;

WHEREAS, the Commissioner ORDERS that HYBRID AUTOMOTIVE TECHNOLOGIES, INC. CEASE AND DESIST from directly or indirectly violating the provisions of the Act and Regulations, including without limitation, offering and selling unregistered securities in or from Connecticut and employing an unregistered agent of issuer;

WHEREAS, the Commissioner ORDERS that IRONCLAD INVESTMENTS, LLC CEASE AND DESIST from directly or indirectly violating the provisions of the Act and Regulations, including without limitation, offering and selling unregistered securities in or from Connecticut;

WHEREAS, the Commissioner ORDERS that DAMIAN SETH DELGADO CEASE AND DESIST from directly or indirectly materially aiding in the violation of the provisions of the Act and Regulations, including without limitation, materially aiding any person in connection with the offer, sale or purchase of any security, directly or indirectly employing a device, scheme or artifice to defraud, making an untrue statement of a material fact or omitting to state a material fact necessary in order to make the statements made, in the light of the circumstances under which they are made, not misleading, or engaging in an act, practice or course of business which operates as a fraud or deceit upon any person;

THE COMMISSIONER FURTHER ORDERS THAT, pursuant Section 36b-27 of the Act, each Respondent will be afforded an opportunity for a hearing on the allegations set forth above if a written request for a hearing is received by the Department of Banking, Securities and Business Investments Division, 260 Constitution Plaza, Hartford, Connecticut 06103-1800 within fourteen (14) days following each Respondent’s receipt of this Order.  The enclosed Appearance and Request for Hearing Form must be completed and mailed to the above address.  If any Respondent will not be represented by an attorney at the hearing, please complete the Appearance and Request for Hearing Form as “pro se”.  Once a written request for a hearing is received, the Commissioner may issue a notification of hearing and designation of hearing officer that acknowledges receipt of a request for a hearing, designates a presiding officer and sets the date of the hearing in accordance with Section 4-177 of the General Statutes of Connecticut and Section 36a-1-21 of the Regulations of Connecticut State Agencies.  If a hearing is requested, the hearing will be held on November 7, 2013 at 10 a.m., at the Department of Banking, 260 Constitution Plaza, Hartford, Connecticut.

The hearing will be held in accordance with the provisions of Chapter 54 of the General Statutes of Connecticut.  At such hearing, each Respondent will have the right to appear and present evidence, rebuttal evidence and argument on all issues of fact and law to be considered by the Commissioner.

This Order to Cease and Desist shall remain in effect and become permanent against any Respondent that fails to request a hearing within the prescribed time period or fails to appear at any such hearing.

The Commissioner may order that the maximum fine be imposed upon any Respondent that fails to request a hearing within the prescribed time period or fails to appear at any such hearing.

Dated at Hartford, Connecticut,       ______/s/________ 
this 16th day of September 2013.   Howard F. Pitkin 
    Banking Commissioner 


CERTIFICATION

I hereby certify that on this 16th day of September 2013, the foregoing Order to Cease and Desist, Notice of Intent to Fine and Notice of Right to Hearing was sent by certified mail, return receipt requested, to Christian Meissenn a/k/a Christian Nigohossian a/k/a Christian Mason a/k/a Christopher Mason a/k/a Christian Levon Nigohossian, 2618 Corbyton Court, Orlando, Florida 32828, certified mail no. 7012 3050 0002 1692 6170; Christian Meissenn, c/o Richard Brown, Esq., Brown, Paindiris & Scott, L.L.P., 100 Pearl Street, Hartford, Connecticut 06103, certified mail no. 7012 3050 0002 1692 7306; Gabriel Abensur, 17/6 Bell Lane, Gibraltar GX111AA, registered mail no. RB 028 021 310 US; John Morgan, 183 Madison Avenue, Suite 1719, New York, New York 10016, certified mail no. 7012 3050 0002 1692 7313; Speed of Thought Trading Corporation, 1500 Market Street, 12th Floor, East Tower, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania 19102, certified mail no. 7012 3050 0002 1692 7320; Rescon Technology Corporation, 1500 Market Street, 12th Floor, East Tower, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania 19102, certified mail no. 7012 3050 0002 1692 7337; Northeast Development Corporation, 1500 Market Street #12, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania 19102, certified mail no. 7012 3050 0002 1692 7344; Coal Corporation, f/k/a The African Diamond Company, Inc., 2325 Dulles Corner Boulevard, Suite 500, Herndon, Virginia 20171, certified mail no. 7012 3050 0002 1692 7351; Hybrid Automotive Technologies, Inc., 14 Cranbrook Boulevard, Enfield, Connecticut 06082, certified mail no. 7012 3050 0002 1692 7368; Ironclad Investments, LLC, 195 West Newberry Road, Bloomfield, Connecticut 06002, certified mail no. 7012 3050 0002 1692 7375; and Damian Seth Delgado, 2609 Dover Glen Circle, Orlando, Florida 32828, certified mail no. 7012 3050 0002 1692 7382. 
    

______/s/__________ 
Elena Zweifler
Prosecuting Attorney


                                                 


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