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U.S. Judge sanctions RBC for breaching order to provide documents for fraud investigation

April 23, 2014 - Royal Bank of Canada has suffered the ignominy of having sanctions awarded against it by a U. S. judge who ruled the bank had "improperly withheld" documents from the U. S. Commodity Futures Trading Commission in a lawsuit regarding an alleged "massive" fraud involving RBC's operations in several jurisdictions, including the Bahamas and Cayman Islands.

Michael Ashcroft's Belize Bank seeks to enforce US$18 m award against Belize Government

April 21, 2014 - The Belize Bank Limited, which is controlled by British businessman and political activist Michael Ashcroft, has filed a petition at federal court in Washington, D.C. to enforce an arbitration award totaling approximately US$18 million against the Government of Belize.

Cayman court authorizes claw-back lawsuits against investors in Weavering Fund

April 18, 2014 - The liquidators of Weavering Macro Fixed Income Fund have received permission from the Grand Court of the Cayman Islands to bring claw-back actions against certain investors.

TCI attorney and Cayman asset managers indicted for money laundering in U.S.

March 19, 2014 - Turks and Caicos Islands-based attorney Patrick Poulin and Cayman Islands-based asset managers Eric St-Cyr and Joshua VanDyk have been arrested in Miami after being indicted for money laundering in the United States.

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.

CMZ Group accuses former principal Dave Clark of $7 m fraud

March 04, 2014 - Cayman Islands-based CMZ Group, whose operations include pawn shops throughout the Caribbean, has accused its former managing director and 50% owner, Dave Clark, of swindling it out of approximately $7.5 million.

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.

Argentum Capital litigation fund financed by £90 m Ponzi scheme

February 18, 2014 - London-based litigation fund Argentum Capital, whose shares are listed on the Channel Islands Securities Exchange and whose chairman is retired British judge David Keene, is being financed by what appears to be a £90 m Ponzi scheme headed by Briton Brendan Terrill and involving the BVI, Cayman Islands, Hong Kong, Jersey, Singapore, Thailand and other jurisdictions, OffshoreAlert can reveal.

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.
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