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Caledonian Bank owners seek to block SEC settlement & force regulator to pay damages

February 12, 2016 - Cayman Islands-domiciled Sentinel Trust Services - claiming to be the owner of Caledonian Bank - is seeking to block the bank's proposed securities fraud settlement agreement with the SEC and force the regulator to pay damages for causing the bank's collapse.

Caledonian Bank officers 'complicit' in $38 m securities fraud, says SEC

February 08, 2016 - Records provided to the U. S. SEC by the liquidators of Cayman Islands-domiciled Caledonian Bank show that "high-level employees" of the bank were "complicit" in a pump-and-dump securities fraud by clients that netted a $38 million profit, says the regulator. Caledonian has agreed to pay $25 m in "disgorgement" but the SEC has agreed to "forgo payment" due to the bank's insolvency.

BVI regulator applies to liquidate Crescent Corporate Services

February 02, 2016 - The British Virgin Islands Financial Services Commission has applied to liquidate Crescent Corporate Services Limited "in the public interest".

AMS Insurance warned for 'obstructing' BVI regulatory investigation

January 23, 2016 - BVI-based AMS Insurance Management Services has been warned by the BVI Financial Services Commission for "obstructing" an investigation into one of its foreign clients, one of ten enforcement actions by the regulator during November - making it one of its busiest ever months.

WalwynLaw license revocation latest in flurry of Nevis regulatory activity

January 18, 2016 - Nevis-based WalwynLaw has had its license to act as a registered agent revoked - ten days after the law firm's principal, Leonora Walwyn, was arrested and criminally charged with forgery and fraud. It's the latest in a slew of regulatory and criminal actions over the last 17 months against attorneys and other professional service providers operating in Nevis, whose population is just 12,000.

Panama broker Verdmont Capital goes into liquidation

January 13, 2016 - Panama-based broker-dealer Verdmont Capital has become the latest offshore defendant in a securities fraud lawsuit filed by the U. S. Securities and Exchange Commission to go into liquidation.

Butterfield Bank (Cayman) sued for $900,000 by swindled client

December 27, 2015 - After a similar action against it was dismissed in Texas on jurisdictional grounds, Butterfield Bank is being sued for alleged negligence in the Cayman Islands by one of its account-holders - a captive insurer which claims to be out-of-pocket by more than US$900,000 due to a fraud perpetrated by Cayman-based insurance manager David Self.

Caledonian Bank to pay 'nothing' in SEC settlement

December 18, 2015 - The SEC's fraud lawsuit against Cayman Islands-based Caledonian Bank has gone from bad to worse for the U. S. regulator, with two of the agency's main attorneys on the case leaving following criticism from a federal judge and an agreed settlement between the parties requiring the bank to make "no monetary payment".

Fraudster Rani Jarkas' Cedrus Investments sues Indonesian clients for $2.1 m

December 10, 2015 - Cayman Islands-domiciled Cedrus Investments Ltd., which is controlled by securities fraudster Rani Jarkas, is suing two Indonesian clients - Harun Abidin and Tata Artha Group - for the return of $2.1 million in alleged unpaid margin loans.

Antigua-based attorney arrested in Miami on securities fraud charge

December 04, 2015 - Jehu Hand, a California-licensed attorney who resides in Antigua, has been arrested in the United States after being criminally charged with conspiracy to commit securities fraud.
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