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'Aggregating bullshit without clearance can be costly,' warns Gary Baiton

September 20, 2019 - Letter from Gary Baiton, who is described as an "IT Influencer" and "Blockchain Expert" in his LinkedIn profile, threatening legal action against OffshoreAlert if we don't remove references to him in connection with cryptocurrency firm ICOBox, which he claims "I'm not a part of".

'I never filed judicial review application,' writes Bermuda's David Bhagwan

September 11, 2019 - Letter from David Bhagwan, of Bermuda, in which he writes that an application for Leave to Apply for Judicial Review that OffshoreAlert obtained from Bermuda Supreme Court was not filed by him, is a forgery, and amounts to "identity theft".

'Remove MLAT or we report you to 'black servers' for blocking,' writes Colombian reputation manager

September 10, 2019 - Letter to the Editor from Angélica Coava Lopera, on behalf of Juan Carlos Escruceria Gutierrez, requesting the removal from OffshoreAlert's website of an application for judicial assistance to collect evidence for a criminal investigation in Spain into suspected narcotics trafficking and money laundering.

'Remove content about Rani Jarkas,' requests reputation manager

August 28, 2019 - Email to OffshoreAlert from online reputation manager William K. Mabra requesting the removal of content about his client, Rani Jarkas, who operates Cayman Islands-domiciled Cedrus Investments and who was banned for life from the U.S. securities industry by FINRA in 2014.

'Remove content about Ritz-Carlton, Grand Cayman litigation,' requests reputation manager

August 22, 2019 - Letter to the Editor from Mike Fedor, of Kurosawa Consulting, requesting the removal of six articles and documents regarding litigation involving The Ritz-Carlton, Grand Cayman hotel and residences development in the Cayman Islands and Canadian property developer Michael Ryan.

'Remove details of Dario Item's disqualification', writes reputation manager

June 05, 2019 - Letter from Ealixir, which claims to be "world leaders in the removal of undesirable web content and links", requesting the removal from OffshoreAlert's website of an enforcement action by the Labuan Financial Services Authority against its client, Dario Item, who, according to his promotional material, is an attorney in Switzerland and, inter alia, the Ambassador for Antigua & Barbuda to Spain, Monaco, and Liechtenstein.

'You've lost your humanity', claims 'victim and scapegoat' Trudie Ottolini

March 23, 2019 - Letter to the Editor from Bermuda-based Trudie Ottolini attacking OffshoreAlert for not removing a copy of a writ of summons against her and a related article after the case was settled.

'Remove article & writ or we sue for defamation,' writes Trudie Ottolini's Bermuda lawyer

February 11, 2019 - Letter from Bermuda-based lawyer Richard Horseman, of Wakefield Quin, demanding the removal of an article and writ of summons at Bermuda Supreme Court regarding his client, Trudie Ottolini, "within 7 days" or we will "commence proceedings against Offshore Alert".

'Remove BVI liquidation petition against Spartan Capital or we sue for $2M,' writes 'reputation manager'

February 06, 2019 - Second letter from reputation management firm Business Image Lift demanding the removal of a liquidation petition filed at the British Virgin Islands High Court against its client, Spartan Capital Ltd. The author, Francis Michael Santa, turned to reputation management after being released from prison in 2017 after serving an 88-month sentence for bank fraud.

'Remove reference to my client Dmitri Sepa,' asks Estonian attorney

December 05, 2018 - Letter from attorney Tatjana Dobolina requesting that OffshoreAlert remove a reference to her client, Dmitri Sepa, in an article by OffshoreAlert in 2008 that was based on a request for judicial assistance that was made in the USA by Estonia concerning an investigation into suspected import/export fraud and which was filed at federal court in Delaware.

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Cayman crypto firm ICOBox sued by US regulator for 'unregistered' activity
Cayman Islands cryptocurrency "incubator" ICOBox and its founder, Nikolay Evdokimov, have been sued by the U.S. SEC for alleged illegal involvement in digital token offerings that raised $665 million. In a separate lawsuit last year, a former CEO of an ICOBox subsidiary claimed the group's "main shareholders" were "all funded by Russian money laundered through bitcoins and other cryptocurrencies".
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