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Caledonian Bank liquidators paint bleak picture for creditors

April 10, 2015 - Cayman Islands-based Caledonian Bank has millions of dollars of related-party transactions that typically "can be difficult to recover full value" and is exposed to "a single large loan" of $93.7 million, representing more than half of all loans receivable. The grim news for creditors came in the first report of liquidators Keiran Hutchison and Claire Loebell.

Rural International Bank Ltd. v. Dallas Trading Corp.: Originating Application

April 02, 2015 - Originating Application in Rural International Bank Limited v. Dallas Trading Corp. at the British Virgin Islands High Court.

RBC (Bahamas) facing criminal charges in France for alleged tax fraud and money laundering

February 28, 2015 - The Public Prosecutor in France has recommended that Royal Bank of Canada Trust Company (Bahamas) Limited be criminally prosecutors for alleged tax fraud and money laundering concerning a trust for which the company serves as trustee.

FinCEN v. Oppenheimer & Co. Inc.: Press Release

January 27, 2015 - Press Release entitled 'FinCEN Fines Oppenheimer & Co. Inc. $20 Million for Continued Anti-Money Laundering Shortfalls' regarding its relationship with Bahamas-based Gibraltar Global Securities in FinCEN v. Oppenheimer & Co.

SEC v. Oppenheimer & Co. Inc.: Order Instituting Administrative and Cease-and-Desist Proceedings

January 27, 2015 - Order Instituting Administrative and Cease-and-Desist Proceedings in U. S. Securities and Exchange Commission v. Oppenheimer & Co. Inc.

NY firm fined $20 m for helping Bahamas broker operate 'illegally' in US

January 27, 2015 - New York-based broker-dealer Oppenheimer & Co. has agreed to be fined $20 million by federal regulators for violating securities and anti-money laundering laws while servicing Bahamas-based broker-dealer Gibraltar Global Securities, Inc. and another client.

A&F Bahamas, LLC v. World Venture Group, Inc. et al: Complaint

January 05, 2015 - Complaint in A&F Bahamas, LLC v. World Venture Group, Inc., World Venture Capital, Inc., Icon Commercial Lending, Inc., D. Geno Brunton, Desmond Brunton, Amy Roy-Haeger, and Randall Farr at the U. S. District Court for the Southern District of Florida.

Royal Bank of Canada fined $35 m for illegal scheme involving Bahamas, Cayman & other branches

December 18, 2014 - Royal Bank of Canada has agreed to pay a $35 million fine to settle a regulatory lawsuit in the United States in which it was accused of perpetrating a "multi-hundred million dollar" fraud through its operations in the Bahamas, Cayman Islands, London, Luxembourg, New York and Toronto.

CFTC v. Royal Bank of Canada: Consent Order

December 18, 2014 - Consent Order in U. S. Commodity Futures Trading Commission v. Royal Bank of Canada at the U. S. District Court for the Southern District of New York.

XL Specialty Insurance Company v. Diplomat Aviation (Bahamas) Limited, LLC: Complaint

December 11, 2014 - Complaint in XL Specialty Insurance Company v. Diplomat Aviation (Bahamas) Limited, LLC at the U. S. District Court for the District of South Carolina.
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Cayman attorney Michael Wingrave & client Jazeb Jones demonstrate how not to deal with the media
David Marchant
After my blog last year entitled "A Message to Greg Fairley, Ashley Hurst & Anyone Else Thinking of Threatening Me', I didn't think any lawyer client duo would be stupid enough to repeat the mistake of issuing an idle threat