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Hong Kong regulator investigates Buttonwood Legal Capital, raids offices

March 12, 2014 - Litigation funder Buttonwood Legal Capital, whose Ponzi scheme was exposed by OffshoreAlert three weeks ago, is being investigated for suspected securities offenses in Hong Kong, where regulators have raided the firm's recently-vacated offices and those of two service providers, Hong Kong Trust Company and Allied Pickfords.

SEC v. Banc de Binary Ltd. et al: Second Amended Complaint

March 11, 2014 - Second Amended Complaint in U. S. Securities and Exchange Commission v. Banc de Binary Ltd., Oren Shabat Laurent, ET Binary Options Ltd., BO Systems Ltd. Seychelles, and BDB Services Ltd. Seychelles at the U. S. District Court for the District of Nevada.

CISE de-lists litigation fund Argentum Capital after OffshoreAlert investigation

February 24, 2014 - After being suspended on Friday, the shares of London-based litigation fund Argentum Capital Ltd. were today de-listed from the Channel Islands Securities Exchange. The move follows last week's OffshoreAlert exposé of ACL as being part of a £90 million Ponzi scheme.

CISE suspends Argentum Capital after OffshoreAlert exposes Ponzi scheme

February 22, 2014 - The Channel Islands Securities Exchange yesterday suspended the listing of London-based Argentum Capital Ltd. - three days after OffshoreAlert exposed the litigation fund as part of a £90 m Ponzi scheme headed by Briton Brendan Terrill, who operates Cayman-domiciled Centaur Litigation and Hong Kong-domiciled Buttonwood Legal Capital.

Cayman-based fraudster Rani Jarkas banned from US securities industry

February 07, 2014 - Cayman Islands-based fraudster Rani Jarkas - whose dishonest conduct and that of his attorney, Michael Alberga, was previously exposed by OffshoreAlert - has been barred from the securities industry in the United States.

FINRA v. Rani T. Jarkas et al: Hearing Panel Decision

January 31, 2014 - Hearing Panel Decision in FINRA Department of Enforcement v. Rani T. Jarkas and William H.Carson.

SEC v. Revelation Capital Management Ltd. et al: Complaint

January 31, 2014 - Complaint in U. S. Securities and Exchange Commission v. Revelation Capital Management Ltd. and Christopher P. C. Kuchanny at the U. S. District Court for the Southern District of New York.

SEC v. Banc de Binary Ltd. et al: First Amended Complaint

January 16, 2014 - First Amended Complaint in U. S. Securities and Exchange Commission v. Banc de Binary Ltd. and Oren Shabat Laurent at the U. S. District Court for the District of Nevada.

Florida Bankers Association et al v. U. S. Treasury et al: Order and Opinion

January 13, 2014 - Order and Memorandum Opinion in Florida Bankers Association and Texas Bankers Association v. United States Department of Treasury, Internal Revenue Service, Jack Lew, and Steven T. Miller at the U. S. District Court for the District of Columbia. In this case, the plaintiffs challenged the legality of new IRS reporting requirements for U.S. banks to inform the IRS about certain accounts held by foreign account-holders.

US regulator accuses RBC of failing to produce key witness in fraud lawsuit

January 08, 2014 - Royal Bank of Canada has been accused by the United States Commodity Futures Trading Commission of failing to produce a key witness - senior officer Richard Chase - to an alleged fraud by the bank involving its operations in several jurisdictions, including the Bahamas and Cayman Islands.
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