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?

Police & Trials

Tvind Alert is an investigation into cult leader Amdi Petersen

Five leaders of the Teachers Group (TG) are wanted by Interpol and Danish police

They are:

Mogens Amdi Petersen – TG founder and leader 

Kirsten Ambrosius Larsen – joint leader

Sten Byrner – former head of ‘TG Economy’

Marlene Gust – former head of ‘TG Economy’

Christie Pipps (aka Kirsten Fuglsbjerg) – senior TG member

A sixth senior TG member, Poul Jørgensen, was convicted in 2009 of fraud and tax evasion and sentenced to 30 months imprisonment in Denmark.  According to prosecutors, Jørgensen diverted millions of dollars earmarked for charitable use into TG-owned private businesses.

Jørgensen is thought to have served only about half of his sentence.

Fraud Trials

  • Mexico a safe haven for Tvind guru Mogens Amdi Petersen

    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.
  • Organised crime in Denmark – a checklist

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

    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.
  • Three TG members accused of Brazil money laundering

    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'.
  • A timeline: the police investigation and fraud trials

    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 …

Where’s Amdi?

  • Tvind’s fugitive kingpin filmed while shopping in Mexico

    Tvind’s fugitive kingpin filmed while shopping in Mexico

    WHAT A SAVINGS!  the Danish newspaper, BT, has published a video of Interpol-listed fugitive and Tvind leader, Amdi Petersen, and two of his top aides shopping at a Costco supermarket in Ensenada, on Mexico’s Baja …
  • Amdi applies for ‘humanitarian residence’ in Mexico

    Amdi applies for ‘humanitarian residence’ in Mexico

    Is the legal noose tightening?  Danish media report that Tvind guru Amdi Petersen has applied for 'humanitarian residence' in Mexico to avoid extradition to Denmark. 
  • Where’s Amdi? Let’s ask Janice Bostic of USAgain

    Where’s Amdi? Let’s ask Janice Bostic of USAgain

    Janice Marie Bostic (b.1958, USA) Has connections to fugitives Mogens Amdi Petersen, Christie Pipps, and Sten Byrner. Current position in Tvind’s Teachers Group: CEO of USAgain Janice Bostic is an American Teachers Group (TG) member …
  • Where’s Amdi? Let’s ask Mikael Norling of Planet Aid

    Where’s Amdi? Let’s ask Mikael Norling of Planet Aid

    Mikael Norling has been a supporter of the Tvind Teachers Group for more than 35 years.  He is the most senior member of the organisation in the USA. He was in at the start, one of …
  • News:  Court orders detention of Amdi and four others

    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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