Tycoon accused of taking 300m from British investors faces freeze on assets after failing to build luxury homes

Tycoon accused of taking 300m from British investors faces freeze on assets after failing to build luxury homes Former bankrupt David Ames could be forced to stop trading this weekLegal papers will be lodged to freeze the assets of Harlequin PropertyCompany paid tennis star Pat Cash to appear in its promotional materialHarlequin Property failed to make interest payments to investors By Russell Myers and Sharon Churcher PUBLISHED: 22:00 GMT, 2 March 2013 | UPDATED: 02:01 GMT, 3 March 2013 David Ames is alleged to have collected millions of pounds for ambitious building projects in the Caribbean and Brazil A businessman accused of taking 300 million of British investors’ money – and failing to build thousands of luxury properties – could be forced to stop trading this week. Former bankrupt David Ames is alleged to have collected millions of pounds for ambitious building projects in the Caribbean and Brazil, but less than 300 properties have so far been built