Mike Brady

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Mike Brady (right) and brother
Mike Brady (rear) and Adolf Schneider

Michael James Brady (probably born 1949; also Mike Brady) is a South African businessman. Brady became known through his business activities, marketing allegedly working "magnet motors" through his company Perendev-Group (Perendev Power Developments Pty Ltd.).[1] This was supported by Adolf Schneider, publisher of [[NET-Journal][2] as well as by cheering articles in esoteric journal Raum & Zeit, and on websites dedicated to "incredible things" of one Klaus Kasper, Johnsonville/Wellington in New Zealand. Sterling Allan, founder of Pure Energy Systems Network Inc. (PESN), was also among Brady's supporters; he organized a trip to the USA for Brady to advertise his non-functional Perendev Generators, was webmaster of "perendev.co.za" and domain holder of "perendev.com".

Brady worked for a secret police unit in South Africa for 17 years before he presented himself as an inventor and founded a company in Johannesburg with branches in Russia, Germany, Switzerland, and the Netherlands. A lawyer by the name of Hans Badenhorst is mentioned in connection with the company Perendev Power in Munich. According to information provided on the homepage of Perendev Power, Brady invented a waterjet propulsion system, a positioning system for stolen cars, and a battery charging system, but was duped by a competitor. Eventually he invented a magnet motor which used gravity to produce energy.

In 2004 Brady moved to Munich, to the exclusive residential area of Grünwald. In 2007 he relocated to Switzerland, to the noble town of Wollerau at Lake Zurich[3], where he attracted attention in the neighbourhood of tennis professional Roger Federer due to an excessive lifestyle which included a Maserati and several Range Rovers.

Accusations of fraud and arrest

Article in "Blick" April 14, 2010
Scam product "EMM-Motor" and uncritical description in NET-Journal[4]
Cheerful article in NET-Journal[4]

Norwegian citizen Torbjørn Homelien, of Aqua GEN AS, ordered a "free energy generator" from Perendev which was said to be able to produce an output of 6 kilowatts for an indefinite period of time. He transferred the amount of 6,000 US-Dollars and was advised the generator was going to be delivered two months later. Delivery did not materialize and no explanation was offered. Mr. Homelien managed to contact Mike Brady by phone, only to be put off several times. One excuse mentioned were alleged improvements currently implemented. Eventually, the client attempted to sue Perendev. He also reported to have received threatening phone-calls from Brady.[5]

There are also several persons in Germany who think that they were scammed by Brady/Perendev. A usergroup of Perendev victims can be found at Yahoo, where they share their experiences.[6][7] According to German newspaper "Münchner Abendblatt", a total of 41 persons were cheated out of an overall amount of one million Euro by effecting payments to Perendev Power without receiving „free energy“ generators in return.[8] According to TZ-Munich 61 persons were scammed.[9]

The Munich Perendev Group subsidiary is not available by phone any longer. Brady defected to Wollerau, Switzerland (canton Schwyz) where he was arrested in his home on March 29, 2010 due to a warrant issued by Munich public prosecution (Munich I) for continued fraud, and extradited to Germany. He was convicted to 5 years and 9 months for fraud in 36 cases and attempted fraud in 19 cases in November 2010.[10]
Brady was released from prison in 2014.

Patents

Brady tried to patent his magnet-motor and got a temporary patent number for a "Permanent Magnet Machine". No patent was granted since the patent application had several flaws and the functional principle was considered to be perpetual motion. According to the patent application, repelling forces of magnets should power the motor.[11][12]

Mindful readers of the "patent" noticed a striking resemblance to a patent of an undisclosed South American inventor, which was registered in 1990 and employed "ceramic magnets". The inventor did not follow up the matter later on, since losses due to degaussing were said to have incurred. This inventor also reported phone-calls of an interested party from South Africa.

Despite the patent not having been granted, Brady offered it to investors for 500,000 US-Dollar, so that they could market the alleged applications in USA.

Articles in Newspapers

  • Reinhard Keck: Abgezockt mit "Wundermaschinen": Betrüger geschnappt. Artikel in Münchner Abendzeitung vom 20. April 2010 [2]
  • Dorita Plange: Artikel Vom feinen Zürichsee direkt nach Stadelheim - Hokuspokus-Betrüger festgenommen!, TZ-München, 20. April 2010 [3]
  • Joel Bedetti: Erfinden und betrügen - Der Magneto-Mann. Artikel aus "20 Minuten ch". 21. April 2010 [4]
  • Deutscher Betrüger in Wollerau verhaftet. Er verkaufte Schweizern einen Wundermotor, der allein durch die Erdrotation läuft., Artikel in "Blick" (CH) 20. April 2010
  • T. Gautier: Der Gauner aus Grünwald. Artikel in "Hallo München" vom 22. April 2010 [5]
  • Bernd Kastner: Prozess um das Perpetuum Mobile - Die perfekte Profit-Maschine, Artikel in "Süddeutsche Zeitung" (München) vom 10.9.2010 Volltext

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  1. The proposal (German):
    Sehr geehrter Interessent, wir bieten Ihnen an wie folgt:
    300 kW Elektro-Magnet-Motor zu einem Preis von 45.800,00 Euro zzgl. MwSt und Transport
    Technische Daten
    Maße 1.6m lang; 1.2m breit; 1.4m hoch
    Gewicht 1350 kg + Abhängigkeit von Konfiguration und Leistung max. 290 kWh permanent 2 x 1
    Anschlusseinfassung 3 x 240 Volt ; 1 x 400 Volt
    Geräuschpegel 30 dBa
    Temperatur 30 °C im Leerlauf
    Strahlung nein, durch das Gehäuse wird jede mögliche Strahlung nach Außen abgeschirmt
    Generatoren AEG, Bosch oder Hitachi (je nach Modell oder Verwendungsart)
    Wechselstromerzeuger 1500 U/min für 50 Hz ; 1800 U/min für 60 Hz
    Allg. Geschäftsbedingungen zu Anschaffung und Nutzung
    •Zahlung: 1.) Bei Bestellung 50% Anzahlung, zahlbar innerhalb 14 Tagen, rein Zahlung netto
    2.) Bei Lieferung 50% sofort fällig, rein netto
    •Die Lieferzeit beträgt 9 – 12 Monate nach Zahlungseingang
    •Der Kunde erwirbt zu keiner Zeit das Eigentum an dem Gerät, sondern ein Nutzungsrecht ab Aufstellung. Hierzu wird ein Leasingvertrag bei Aufstellung geschlossen.
    •Vor Bestellung hat der Interessent kein Anrecht ein Gerät in laufendem Betrieb anzuschauen
    •Bei Stornierung des Auftrages werden 7% vom Nettobetrag der Anzahlung, zzgl. verursachter Bankkosten einbehalten
    •Die gesetzliche Garantie beträgt 5 Jahre, die Lebensdauer 25 Jahre
    Die Auftragsannahme erfolgt per Mail: admin@perendev-power.com
    Bei weiteren Fragen stehen wir Ihnen gerne zur Verfügung.
    Mit freundlichem Gruß
    Perendev Power Holding AG
    Michael J. Brady
    Und hier gehts zu den Infos:

    www.perendev-power.com
  2. Artikel: Perendev-Magnetmotor startet in den Markt! Sensationelle Technologie im Leasing und Contracting, von Adolf und Inge Schneider, NET-Journal Heft 3/4 März/April 2007
  3. Roosstrasse 23, Office 203 Roospark, CH-8832 Wollerau
  4. 4.0 4.1 Article: Perendev-Magnetmotor startet in den Markt! Sensationelle Technologie im Leasing und Contracting, von Adolf und Inge Schneider, NET-Journal Heft 3/4 März/April 2007
  5. http://www.phact.org/e/z/perendev.htm
  6. http://tech.groups.yahoo.com/group/PerendevJustice/
  7. PerendevJustice-owner {at} yahoogroups.com
  8. Reinhard Keck: Abgezockt mit "Wundermaschinen": Betrüger geschnappt. Artikel in Münchner Abendzeitung vom 20. April 2010 [1]
  9. Dorita Plange: Artikel Vom feinen Zürichsee direkt nach Stadelheim - Hokuspokus-Betrüger festgenommen!, TZ-München, 20. April 2010
  10. Merkur Online: Patent vorgetäuscht: Tüftler muss ins Gefängnis
  11. http://peswiki.com/index.php/Directory:Perendev_Permanent_Magnet_Patent_Application
  12. WO 002006045333 A1: Permanent Magnet Machine. Applicant and Inventor: Brady Mike, DE. Date: 27.10.2004