A dossier on the Tvind Teachers Group. Are Humana People-to-People, Planet Aid, the Gaia Movement and DAPP siphoning off cash through tax havens? Is it a cult?

A dossier on the Tvind Teachers Group. Are Humana People-to-People, Planet Aid, the Gaia Movement and DAPP siphoning off cash through tax havens? Is it a cult?

Fraud trials

Mexico a safe haven for Tvind guru Mogens Amdi Petersen

Petersen and four other top leaders of the Teachers Group are wanted by the Danish police through Interpol.  At least Petersen is known to be at the group’s luxurious headquarters, TG Pacifico, on Mexico’s Baja coast.

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Organised crime in Denmark – a checklist

The Danish Civil and Police Department in Copenhagen once published a report titled Organised Crime in Denmark in 2005, the English version of which is here. While the document does not mention the Tvind Teachers Group, it lists in an appendix the 11 characteristics... read more

Britta Junge’s story: “I was told to smuggle cash from Africa”

I was told to launder $30,000 a week in cash from Luanda, Angola, to Denmark.  I was the treasurer for ADPP Angola, and I just did what the Teachers Group said.

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Three TG members accused of Brazil money laundering

Three members of the Tvind Teachers Group have been accused of $12 million money laundering in Brazil.  Prosecutors described the TG as a ‘transnational criminal organisation’.

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A timeline: the police investigation and fraud trials

2000:   Police begin investigating the Teachers Group, after the Danish television channel TV2 airs a documentary based on interviews with former TG members.

Among the serious allegations made in the TV documentary are that large amounts of money had been systematically creamed off from DAPP foreign aid projects in Africa on the instructions of the Teachers Group leadership.

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The Five Teachers Group Accused

On Monday, 6 May 2013, five senior leaders of an alleged cult called the Teachers Group (TG) were summonsed to appear at the Western High Court at Aarhus, Denmark to answer charges of tax fraud and embezzlement of several million dollars, in connection with the... read more

News: Five TG leaders can now be sought in Mexico

Mogens Amdi Petersen, founder of Tvind and leader of its controlling body, the Teachers Group, can now be sought by the Mexican police.

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News: Court orders detention of Amdi and four others

AARHUS, Denmark, 29 August 2013 – The Western High Court today ordered that Tvind founder Mogens Amdi Petersen and four other Tvind leaders be remanded into custody “in absentia” meaning “without being present”. 

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‘At Home with Amdi’ in Mexico — Danish media report

Danish newspaper Jyllands-Posten reports that Teachers Group leader Amdi Petersen is secretly living in luxury at TG Pacifico, the Tvind headquarters in Mexico.  (At Home with Amdi, May 2013)

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Police: “IFAS was a fraud and the Humanitarian Fund a front”.

The Teachers Group (TG), the controlling body of the broader Tvind organisation, ran a front company called ‘Institute for Scientific Research and Applied Sciences’, (Danish acronym: IFAS), which was founded in March 1987. According to the late Hans La... read more

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