Caribbean Cruise Line: two controversial owners

March 12, 2014

The two wealthy businessmen behind the scheme of the “free” cruise with a history of dishonest business practices . They refused our repeated requests for an interview.

Daniel Lambert

Owner of Caribbean Cruise Line.

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Son of James Lambert , founder of the company condo timeshare Berkeley Group, which owns Vacation Village. This is the company that organizes the meeting pressure sales for cruise passengers .

Holds significant financial interests in Vacation Village : he and James Verrillo also receive 25% of proceeds from sales of condos for customers they send there , according to a contract filed in court.

Has the Ramada Plaza where passengers are directed before and after the cruise.

Convicted of insider trading in 1999 with Verrillo .

In 2000 , settled for $ 1.5 million simultaneous action against him and Verrillo in 17 states for breach of trust in connection with packages ” free vacation .”

In 2002 , founded American Top Team, a mixed martial arts club with two brothers who had just been arrested for a vast conspiracy to import ecstasy .

In 2004, he and his wife have built one of the most expensive homes in Florida , estimated at 22 million , with 3 boat docks , 31 rooms and 13 bathrooms. His wife got home during the separation of property during their recent divorce.

James Verrillo

Owner of Caribbean Cruise Line.

Convicted of insider trading in 1999.

A settled for $ 1.5 million simultaneous action against him and Daniel Lambert in 17 states for breach of trust in connection with packages ” free holiday ” in 2000.

Lives in a luxury residence close to the estimated 2.5 million sea .

Holds significant interests in the construction and real estate in Florida.

He and Daniel Lambert receive 25 % of the fruit of condo sales to customers that they have sent to Vacation Village.

Blamed by the Attorney General of Florida in 2008 because one of his former cruise companies had hidden charges fuel surcharge to its passengers.

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