November 10, 2015 - A few years ago, the then head of enforcement for the Bermuda Monetary Authority was rendered apoplectic on stage at an OffshoreAlert Conference after being asked to name a single individual or legal entity that the financial services regulator had ever penalized or disciplined since it was established in 1969. It's difficult to come up with names off the top of your head when they number so few. Financial regulators in the United States penalize more financial miscreants in a typical afternoon than the BMA has in its entire 46-year history. For promotional purposes, the BMA's message is 'We have one of the three biggest insurance markets in the world. Yes indeed, sniff, sniff, we're the world's risk capital'. For regulatory purposes, the message seems to be 'Insurance market? What insurance market?'.
October 05, 2015 - Criminal Complaint in USA v. John W. Ashe, Francis Lorenzo, Ng Lap Seng, a.k.a. David Ng; Jeff C. Yin, a.k.a. Yin Chuan; Shiwei Yan, a.k.a. Sheri Yan; and Heidi Hong Piao, a.k.a. Heidi Park at the U. S. District Court for the Southern District of New York.
September 26, 2015 - The United Kingdom property market, particularly in London, has become a notorious money laundering tool for Russian oligarchs and other wealthy individuals in recent years. As a result, real estate prices have been surging and an increasing number of properties are owned through offshore entities.
September 22, 2015 - Letter to the Editor from Rewetiekoemar S. Kanhai complaining about OffshoreAlert's publication of a request for judicial assistance in the USA by Aruba regarding a criminal investigation into suspected money laundering by Oro Cash NV.
September 08, 2015 - Application to Enforce Foreign Restraining Order in USA v. Funds in the name of Lambirds Academy, LLC at BB&T Bank at the U. S. District Court for the District of Columbia.
September 03, 2015 - Application for the appointment of a Commissioner to collect evidence - pursuant to a request for judicial assistance from Guatemala - for a criminal investigation into Adolfo Vivar Marroquin and Leonel Rodrigo Amado Molina for suspected corruption, fraud, money laundering and extortion.
August 27, 2015 - Complaint to Forfeit $1.8 m in a Sberbank of Russia Account at Deutsche Bank Trust Company Americas at the U. S. District Court for the District of New Jersey.
July 31, 2015 - Superseding Indictment in USA v. Robert Bandfield, Gregg Mulholland, Philip Kueber, Brian De Wit, Paula Psyllakis, Kelvin Leach, Rohn Knowles, Cem Can, Andrew Godfrey, IPC Management Services, LLC, IPC Corporate Services Inc., IPC Corporate Services LLC, Legacy Global Markets S.A., Titan International Securities Inc. and Unicorn International Securities LLC at the U. S. District Court for the Eastern District of New York.
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.
July 21, 2015 - Public Notice by the Mauritius Financial Services Commission announcing the suspension of the Investment Dealer (Broker) License andGlobal Business License of CityGate Securities Limited.