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'Remove defamatory articles about Mark Nichols,' demands attorney

November 01, 2019 - Letter to OffshoreAlert from W. David Mannheim, of Nelson Mullins law firm, in North Carolina, demanding the removal of "defamatory articles" about his client, Mark Nichols.

'Mahmoud El Chahal abused our trust in funding scam,' writes 'victim'

October 17, 2019 - Letter to OffshoreAlert from Abdelrahim Mahamat Badaoui, of Sociétè Complexe Industriel Rahma, complaining and warning about Lebanese national Mahmoud El Chahal, of Qatar Finance House, an advance fee fraudster whom we have previously exposed.

'Stop distributing misinformation about Cryptotrustconsulting,' writes Marc Bendrat

October 09, 2019 - Letter to OffshoreAlert from Marc Bendrat, a citizen of Germany residing in Austria, requesting that we "cease to distribute misinformation" about his British firm, Cryptotrustconsulting Ltd., which was the target of an "Investor Warning" by the Austrian Financial Market Authority.

'You're a cyber criminal,' claims fraudster Jean-Philippe Grange

September 22, 2019 - Letter to OffshoreAlert from Jean-Philippe Grange, of France, requesting the removal of content regarding Grange, Sam Zumbe, of England, and Newport Enterprises Group LLC, of Delaware, the latter of which was held out as a bank licensed by "the Pentagon" in the United States.

'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.

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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.