ROBERT SCHMALOHR (Owner of Valentino's Nightclub) from Germany Arrested by Cambodian Authorities in Phnom Penh

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Re: ROBERT SCHMALOHR (Owner of Valentino's Nightclub) from Germany Arrested by Cambodian Authorities in Phnom Penh

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I think they will try and keep this quiet to save face
if he is in custody, maybe funds can be returned.
or maybe the whole thing is bullshit vendetta.
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Oh sorry. Thought you were only talking about local press.

It is strange Germany has not reported on this at all.
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Full list of businesses under the PEEG flag:

Great Papaya
Tropicana Caribbean Lounge & Restaurant
GameStation Social Lounge
Toolbox Bar
Unicorn Bar
Q Bar
Valentino's Pizzeria
Generations Sports Bar
Valentino's Club and Lounge
Valentino's Suites Hotel
Richly Boutique Hotel
The Happy Damrei
Pink Elephant Entertainment Music
Riverhouse Asian Bistro and Lounge
KPR - Kampuchea party Republic
Mr. Big Clothing
PEEM Records
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Re: ROBERT SCHMALOHR (Owner of Valentino's Nightclub) from Germany Arrested by Cambodian Authorities in Phnom Penh

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General Mackevili wrote: Mon Feb 19, 2018 4:10 pm Well this is just weird. A robot reviews Valentinos Nightclub:


That is one shitty marketing idea
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Re: ROBERT SCHMALOHR (Owner of Valentino's Nightclub) from Germany Arrested by Cambodian Authorities in Phnom Penh

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Full list of businesses under the PEEG flag:

Great Papaya
Tropicana Caribbean Lounge & Restaurant
GameStation Social Lounge
Toolbox Bar
Unicorn Bar
Q Bar
Valentino's Pizzeria
Generations Sports Bar
Valentino's Club and Lounge
Valentino's Suites Hotel
Richly Boutique Hotel
The Happy Damrei
Pink Elephant Entertainment Music
Riverhouse Asian Bistro and Lounge
KPR - Kampuchea party Republic
Mr. Big Clothing
PEEM Records
Hm, interesting list of businesses. Has Schmalohr bought up some of these? We know he bought Riverhouse, but also Kampuchea Party Republic was definitely not started by him, and I also doubt Happy Damrei was. As far as I know that was started by a Khmer a few years ago, way before 174 was turned into "Sabay Sabay Street". I feel for the founder of Happy Damrei if he's caught up in this mess. Well that is, IF there is a mess which is still not confirmed.
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Ashcroftie wrote: Mon Feb 19, 2018 6:07 pm
Full list of businesses under the PEEG flag:

Great Papaya
Tropicana Caribbean Lounge & Restaurant
GameStation Social Lounge
Toolbox Bar
Unicorn Bar
Q Bar
Valentino's Pizzeria
Generations Sports Bar
Valentino's Club and Lounge
Valentino's Suites Hotel
Richly Boutique Hotel
The Happy Damrei
Pink Elephant Entertainment Music
Riverhouse Asian Bistro and Lounge
KPR - Kampuchea party Republic
Mr. Big Clothing
PEEM Records
Hm, interesting list of businesses. Has Schmalohr bought up some of these? We know he bought Riverhouse, but also Kampuchea Party Republic was definitely not started by him, and I also doubt Happy Damrei was. As far as I know that was started by a Khmer a few years ago, way before 174 was turned into "Sabay Sabay Street". I feel for the founder of Happy Damrei if he's caught up in this mess. Well that is, IF there is a mess which is still not confirmed.
I heard he also had a big investment in the update of GSM
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Re: ROBERT SCHMALOHR (Owner of Valentino's Nightclub) from Germany Arrested by Cambodian Authorities in Phnom Penh

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The strange thing is nothing has been confirmed on this arrest and/or deportation.
Normally in these circumstances, friends or business partners or whoever related to Schmalohr, would come up here and add some comment.
But... nothing.

Also, there must be a few people seeing him around without any further direct relation to him, and then noticing he isn't seen anymore, or the contrary.
Which brings me to a point I've been thinking about since his arrest 'news' came out: does anyone know if Schmalohr was driving a dark grey (almost black) Hummer?
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Would seem to be him, but unnamed (perhaps because of connections)
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A German court has charged a man with fraud for allegedly siphoning more than $2 million from private bank accounts while living in Cambodia.

In a joint statement on Wednesday, a prosecutor in Stuttgart and the Baden-Württemberg State Office of Criminal Investigation said the suspect, a German national, was arrested last April while returning from Cambodia to Munich. According to the statement, he had been conducting the fraud since February 2016. Due to German privacy laws, the document does not identify the alleged perpetrator. It also does not clarify when charges were filed.

He was accused of calling banks in Southern Germany pretending to be an account holder, and managed to gain access to others' accounts. In all, authorities said he made more than 500 fraudulent transactions.

To "hide the origin of the money", he is then said to have transferred cash to other agents and to have bought expensive products that he then sold off.

In connection to the case, police searched the apartments of eight people suspected of being involved in six states in Germany. They are believed to belong to an international ring of money launderers, according to the statement.

Ulrich Heffner, a spokesman for the criminal investigation office, said none of the eight had been arrested and further investigation was needed to determine whether they were victims or complicit in the fraud.

“Did they intentionally trade with these products or were they subject to a scam? Sometimes you get emails promising to earn $2,000 quickly, so we need to see whether this was the case here,” he said.

Heffner said there was no cooperation between German and Cambodian authorities and that a German liaison officer based in the region had worked on the case. He declined to identify the banks that had been subject to fraud.
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Re: ROBERT SCHMALOHR (Owner of Valentino's Nightclub) from Germany Arrested by Cambodian Authorities in Phnom Penh

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angkorjohn wrote: Mon Feb 19, 2018 6:39 pm
Ashcroftie wrote: Mon Feb 19, 2018 6:07 pm
Full list of businesses under the PEEG flag:

Great Papaya
Tropicana Caribbean Lounge & Restaurant
GameStation Social Lounge
Toolbox Bar
Unicorn Bar
Q Bar
Valentino's Pizzeria
Generations Sports Bar
Valentino's Club and Lounge
Valentino's Suites Hotel
Richly Boutique Hotel
The Happy Damrei
Pink Elephant Entertainment Music
Riverhouse Asian Bistro and Lounge
KPR - Kampuchea party Republic
Mr. Big Clothing
PEEM Records
Hm, interesting list of businesses. Has Schmalohr bought up some of these? We know he bought Riverhouse, but also Kampuchea Party Republic was definitely not started by him, and I also doubt Happy Damrei was. As far as I know that was started by a Khmer a few years ago, way before 174 was turned into "Sabay Sabay Street". I feel for the founder of Happy Damrei if he's caught up in this mess. Well that is, IF there is a mess which is still not confirmed.
I heard he also had a big investment in the update of GSM

These are all owned/part-owned by PEEG. Whether he has exclusive ownership or part, I don't know, but they all come under the PEEG umbrella
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