February 12, 2016 - Motion to Intervene by Sentinel Trust Services Ltd. in U. S. Securities and Exchange Commission v. Caledonian Bank Ltd. and Caledonian Securities Ltd. at the U. S. District Court for the Southern District of New York.
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.
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.
February 08, 2016 - Proposed Settlement in U. S. Securities and Exchange Commission v. Caledonian Bank Ltd. and Caledonian Securities Ltd. at the U. S. District Court for the Southern District of New York.
February 02, 2016 - The British Virgin Islands Financial Services Commission has applied to liquidate Crescent Corporate Services Limited "in the public interest".
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.
January 18, 2016 - Liquidation Application in the BVI Financial Services Commission v. Crescent Corporate Services Limited at the British Virgin Islands High Court.
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.
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.
January 12, 2016 - Notice of Liquidation of Verdmont Capital, S.A. in U. S. Securities and Exchange Commission v. Caledonian Bank Ltd., Caledonian Securities Ltd., Verdmont Capital, S.A., Clear Water Securities, Inc. and Legacy Global Markets S.A. at the U. S. District Court for the Southern District of New York.