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US taxpayers challenge Cayman's decision to cooperate with IRS tax fraud investigation

August 30, 2015 - Cayman Islands residents Norwin Lee Aronfeld and his wife, Sheila Aronfeld - who are both U. S. taxpayers - are challenging the legality of a decision by the Cayman Islands Tax Information Authority to provide evidence to the U. S. Internal Revenue Service for a criminal investigation into them for suspected tax evasion.

SEC & Caledonian Bank agree to 'settlement in principle'

August 26, 2015 - An "agreement in principle" has been reached to settle litigation at federal court in Manhattan between the U. S. Securities and Exchange Commission and Cayman Islands-domiciled Caledonian Bank Ltd. and affiliate Caledonian Securities Ltd.

Swedish crime agency seeks Bermuda evidence for investigation into fund manager

August 07, 2015 - The Swedish Economic Crime Authority has requested evidence in Bermuda for an investigation into financial trader Jon Malmsater, whose recent past includes operating a failed Cayman Islands-domiciled investment group known as 'ThreeAM'.

Crithfield and Donaldson admit fraud involving offshore tax scheme

August 05, 2015 - Part-time Bahamas residents Duane Crithfield and Stephen Donaldson, Sr. each face up to three years in prison and a fine of $250,000 after pleading guilty to one count of tax fraud at federal court in Tampa regarding an offshore tax scheme.

Mauritius regulator acts against another Belvedere Management company

July 24, 2015 - Offshore stockbroker CityGate Securities Limited, which is part of the fraudulently-operated Belvedere Management Group, has had its license suspended by the Mauritius Financial Services Commission.

Belvedere Fund had €67 m of doubtful assets, says auditor BDO

July 08, 2015 - More than one-third of the nearly €200 million of assets reported by one of Belvedere Management Group's offshore fund vehicles in 2013 was doubtful, according to auditor BDO (Mauritius).

Sexual assault case against CWM fraudster Anthony Constantinou adjourned for 2 weeks

July 07, 2015 - A criminal action for sexual assault against London-based investment fraudster Anthony Constantinou has been adjourned until July 20th, a source has told OffshoreAlert. It is unclear whether he has been officially charged or not.

More red flags concerning Bermuda's ADG Absolute Diversified Growth Fund

July 06, 2015 - How could a private equity fund negotiate and sign a multi-million dollar contract with a 'company' that didn't even legally exist? That's the latest unanswered question that raises further doubts about the credibility of Bermuda-based ADG Absolute Diversified Growth Fund Ltd.

British firm Etaireia Investments admits OffshoreAlert's exposé was true

July 04, 2015 - Three days after being exposed by OffshoreAlert, publicly-listed British firm Etaireia Investments Plc has admitted it falsely announced last year that it had received planning permission for a substantial residential development on land it owns in Scotland. The company is blaming the fraud on a former director, Stuart Black.

Trading in shares of Etaireia Investments suspended after OffshoreAlert exposé

July 03, 2015 - Trading in shares of British firm Etaireia Investments Plc were suspended on the London-based ICAP Securities & Derivatives Exchange yesterday - two days after OffshoreAlert exposed the company's fraudulent activity.
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