Lawyers suing Daniel Kinahan over a boxing dispute in which they accused him of murder, drug trafficking and money laundering have increased the pressure on the mob boss in his Dubai asshole.
ubai-based lawyers acting on behalf of lawyer and former us marine eric montalvo have issued a subpoena for the cartel ringleader on the same page of a dubai newspaper containing a subpoena issued by the ministry of Justice of the United Arab Emirates (UAE).
The details of this brazen decision can be revealed today after law firm Khairallah Advocates & Legal Consultants filed proof of service with the United States District Court for the District of California.
Along with a letter confirming service of the summons, attorney Abdultaiyab Bahrainwala filed the newspaper clipping.
This is the second time California attorney Eric Montalvo, who accused Kinahan of racketeering and using MTK Boxing to launder drug cartel money, has issued a summons for Kinahan in a United Arab Emirates newspaper.
Mr. Montalvo represents Heredia Boxing Management which is suing Kinahan and MTK Global Sports Management for the alleged poaching of boxer JoJo Diaz.
This is the first time that a summons for Kinahan has been issued alongside an official Justice Department summons.
“It’s about as visible as it gets,” a source told The Sunday World.
“Publishing the summons in this manner not only ensures that Kinahan will read it, but also that senior officials in the UAE Ministry of Justice will see it.
“The activities of foreigners in Dubai are closely monitored by the government, which will infuriate them. The authorities have tolerated Kinahan’s presence in the emirate so far, but such things can only increase the pressure that he undergoes.”
Mobster Kinahan is notoriously protective of his reputation in the UAE and has previously threatened legal action against an online publication in Dubai after posting an article describing him as a ‘notorious Dublin mobster’.
In November 2018, Lovin’ Dubai apologized for calling him an international drug lord in an article titled “Notorious Irish gangster marries Burj Al Arab today”.
The article detailed Kinahan’s marriage to the slain trafficker’s widow, Micka ‘the Panda’ Kelly in Dubai.
The website’s decision to apologize to the man repeatedly named in court as an international drug trafficker is believed to have been due to the emirate’s punitive defamation laws.
Libel and slander are criminal rather than civil offenses in Dubai, punishable by up to two years in prison and a fine of more than €4,700.
However, issuing the subpoena, which makes far more serious and detailed allegations against Kinahan, carries no such risks.
Although anyone who has seen it can use the case number to link to the RICO money laundering and drug trafficking allegations in California civil courts, the advertisement itself is authorized by US law and that of the United Arab Emirates.
It is understood that the decision to issue the summons in Dubai was made by former military lawyer Eric Montalvo, who is leading a damages action against Kinahan and MTK after efforts to personally deliver the summons to the mob boss were frustrated.
Under California law, where a person does not make themselves available for a subpoena, a writ may be legally enforced by publication in a widely read newspaper in the jurisdiction where the party to be summoned resides.
The subpoena, which has now been certified in the UAE and California as served on Kinahan, gave him 21 days to respond to the charges against him, or face a default judgment that could see the damages ordered against him amount to millions of dollars.
It is understood that Mr. Montalvo’s clients are seeking damages of a minimum of US$2 million and could seek the seizure of assets belonging to Kinahan if he fails to comply with the summons and fails to respond. to the allegations.
MTK has submitted its response to the allegations against it in the US lawsuit.
He denied that Kinahan was a notorious member of the notorious Kinahan Cartel or that he oversees the company’s operations.
The filing went on to say that MTK Global USA “lacked sufficient knowledge or information” to admit or deny Heredia’s claims that the Kinahan Cartel was responsible for multiple murders, drug trafficking and money laundering, and that Daniel Kinahan had fled Ireland after the Regency attack and was now living in Dubai.
MTK Global US said that based on this lack of knowledge, it denies each allegation. The company also denied allegations that it had engaged in racketeering and denied ever having transacted or held funds derived directly or indirectly from racketeering activities.
MTK admitted to having entered into a “business advisory agreement” with Mr. Diaz and that he did not provide the agreement to Heredia or its lawyers.