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CFTC v. John McAfee et al: Complaint

March 05, 2021 - Complaint alleging fraud involving cryptocurrencies in Commodity Futures Trading Commission v. John David McAfee and Jimmy Gale Watson, Jr. at the U. S. District Court for the Southern District of New York.

Black River Trust Company Ltd.: Liquidation

March 04, 2021 - Public Notice by the Mauritius Financial Services Commission that "the Official Receiver, Mr. Vasoodayven Virasami, has been appointed as the liquidator of Black River Trust Company Ltd.". Editor's Note: Research by OffshoreAlert in the Mauritius Corporate and Business Registration Department showed that Black River Trust Company Ltd. was incorporated in Mauritius on October 10th, 2005 and its directors are Michael Robert Charlton, David Perry Gaskell, and Luc Allan Penny Hack.

Hipaaline Ltd.: Chapter 15 Petition

March 04, 2021 - Chapter 15 Petition for Recognition of a Foreign Main Proceeding in England and Wales by Nicholas Charles Simmonds and Chris Newell, of Quantuma Advisory Limited, as the Foreign Representatives of Hipaaline Ltd., at the U. S. Bankruptcy Court for the Northern District of Illinois.

Fraudster Simon Hooper receives non-custodial sentence in England

March 03, 2021 - British serial fraudster Simon Hooper, 46, has received a non-custodial sentence in England for a scam involving British firm Rationale Investments Limited.

USA v. John McAfee et al: Indictment

March 02, 2021 - Criminal Indictment alleging fraud and money laundering involving cryptocurrencies in USA v. John David McAfee and Jimmy Gale Watson, Jr. at the U. S. District Court for the Southern District of New York.

Providence Financial Investments Inc. et al: Trustee's Renewed Motion for Substantive Consolidation

March 02, 2021 - Trustee's Renewed Ex-Parte Motion for Substantive Consolidation of Debtors Only in re: Providence Financial Investments Inc. and Providence Fixed Income Fund LLC at the U. S. Bankruptcy Court for the Southern District of Florida.

Robert Ellison et al v. Steve McField: Complaint

March 02, 2021 - Complaint alleging unpaid rent in Robert Ellison and Sally Ellison v. Steve McField, a lawyer, trading as A. Steve McField & Associates, at the Summary Court of the Cayman Islands.

USA v. Brandon Beckstrom et al: 'Capitol Riot' Search/Seizure Warrant Application

March 02, 2021 - Application for a Warrant regarding an account with the username @BrndnBckstrm for a criminal investigation into Brandon Beckstrom, of Queens, New York, and others for suspected involvement in "a riot and related offenses that occurred at the United States Capitol Building" on January 6th, 2021 in USA v. Twitter Inc. at the U. S. District Court for the District of Columbia.

Prestige Trust Company Ltd.: 'Unlicensed'

March 02, 2021 - Public Notice by the Nevis Financial Services Regulatory Commission that Prestige Trust Company Limited "is no longer licensed to conduct registered agent business". Editor's Note: Research by OffshoreAlert showed that, on its website at, Prestige Trust Company's representatives are identified as: "Resident Personnel" - Stevyn L. Bartlette, Managing Director; Vernel Powell, Director, and Herman Liburd, Legal Consultant; "International Affiliates" - "Trininty [sic] International Holdings Ltd., Mr. Nigel Nonkovic - UK", which appears to be a reference to British firm Trinity Holdings International Limited, and "Offshore Affiliate of New York, Mrs. Shana Midgette - New York".

SEC v. Airborne Wireless Network et al: Complaint

March 02, 2021 - Complaint alleging fraud involving, inter alia, "Cayman Islands bank accounts" in U. S. Securities and Exchange Commission v. Airborne Wireless Network, of Nevada; Kalistratos Kabilafkas, a.k.a. Kelly Kabilafkas, a.k.a. Mark McKinney, of California; Timoleon Kabilafkas, a.k.a. Tim Kabilafkas, of California; Chrysilios Chrysiliou, of California; Panagiotis Bolovis, pf Greece; Jack Edward Daniels, of California; Eric Scheffrey, described as a resident of Colorado and Switzerland, and Moshe Rabin, of Florida, as Defendants, and Timoleon Kabilafkas, in his capacity as trustee of the Tim Kabilafkas Revocable Trust Dated July 24, 2001, and Magdaline Kabilafkas, in her capacity as trustee of the Magdaline Kabilafkas 1989 Trust Dated May 27, 1989, a.k.a. the Magdaline Kabilafkas Revocable Trust, at the U. S. District Court for the Southern District of New York.

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Cayman Court Secrecy: A Huge Red Flag for Foreign Investors & Clients
David Marchant
As any fule kno, the biggest enemy of fraud, corruption, money laundering, and other forms of financial crime is transparency, while their best friend is secrecy. That's why the unprecedented mass sealing of cases that's taking place at the Financial Services Division of the Grand Court of the Cayman Islands is repugnant to anyone with a genuine concern for financial crime.