March 02, 2015 - Investors who have already been swindled out of £98 million in a litigation funding scam by Buttonwood Legal Capital are being asked to invest a further £14.63 million to finance a Cayman Islands-domiciled 'rescue fund' set up by Simon Franklin, Stuart Hackett, and Klaus Selinger, who were all involved with the Buttonwood scheme before its collapse.
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.
February 27, 2015 - British Virgin Islands-domiciled Integrated Whale Media Investment, which appears to have been the vehicle through which Asian investors bought a majority stake in the Delaware firm that owns iconic U.S.-based publication Forbes magazine last year, has been threatened with liquidation by a creditor.
February 26, 2015 - Research by OffshoreAlert indicates that insolvent Caledonian Bank is controlled by Canadian hedge fund boss and United States citizenship-renouncer Terry Duffy, not Curacao-based hedge fund services provider Gordon Casey, as claimed by the Cayman Islands Monetary Authority in its petition to wind up the bank.
February 16, 2015 - At 3.45 p.m. EST today, a federal bankruptcy judge in Manhattan temporarily stayed an asset freeze in the United States against the assets of Cayman Islands-based Caledonian Bank after an application by its Cayman-based controllers, who have asked for their controllership to be recognized in the U. S.
February 14, 2015 - The liquidator of the investment manager of Axiom Legal Financing Fund is preparing to sue Cayman-based hedge fund firm DMS Offshore Investment Services, one of its officers, Dawn Cummings, and the architect of the scam, Tim Schools. Ironically, Tangerine Investment Management's liquidator wants a litigation funding firm to finance it.
February 13, 2015 - Caledonian Bank received requests for withdrawals of more than $68 million in the few days after being sued by the SEC in the United States last Friday, it has been disclosed.
February 12, 2015 - The Court of Appeal of the Cayman Islands has thrown out a landmark US$111 million judgment against fraudulently-operated hedge fund Weavering Capital's two 'independent' directors, Stefan Peterson and Hans Ekstrom.
February 12, 2015 - A resolution by shareholders of Caledonian Bank and Caledonian Securities to put the companies into voluntary liquidation in an apparent attempt to stymie regulatory action locally has been rejected by the Chief Justice of the Cayman Islands.
February 11, 2015 - After regulatory action in the U.S. and Cayman Islands, including having its assets frozen by a U.S. judge, the shareholders of Cayman-based Caledonian Bank Ltd. have voted to put the bank into voluntary liquidation, the bank's attorney has disclosed in a court filing at federal court in New York.