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MetLife, Inc.: $10M Fine

December 18, 2019 - Order Instituting Proceedings, Making Findings & Imposing Sanctions, including a $10 million fine, against MetLife, Inc., domiciled in Delaware, based in New York, NY, regarding, inter alia, an "error related to accounting for variable annuity guarantees assumed by a MetLife subsidiary, MetLife Reinsurance Company of Bermuda, from a former operating joint venture in Japan", before the U. S. Securities and Exchange Commission.

Tim Leissner: Findings & Sanctions

December 16, 2019 - Order Making Findings and Imposing Sanctions, including disgorgement of $43.7 million, against Tim Leissner, a former senior officer with Goldman Sachs, regarding alleged "bribes and kickbacks to government officials in Malaysia and the Emirate of Abu Dhabi', before the U. S. Securities and Exchange Commission.

David Bandimere: Findings & Sanctions

November 22, 2019 - Order Making Findings and Imposing Remedial Sanctions against David F. Bandimere regarding "two Ponzi schemes" - Nevis-domiciled IV Capital Ltd. and New Mexico-domiciled Universal Consulting Resources LLC - before the U. S. Securities and Exchange Commission.

XBT Corp Sarl: Findings & Sanctions (SEC)

October 31, 2019 - Order Instituting Proceedings, Making Findings and Imposing Sanctions for violating "the registration and exchange trading provisions of the Securities Act and the Exchange Act" against XBT Corp Sarl, d.b.a. First Global Credit, a cryptocurrency exchange firm domiciled in Switzerland, formerly d.b.a. First Global Credit Nevis, before the Securities and Exchange Commission.

Block.one: $24M Fine

September 30, 2019 - Order Instituting Administrative Proceedings, Making Findings and Imposing a $24 million penalty for conducting an unregistered Initial Coin Offering "worth several billion dollars" against Block.one, described as a Cayman Islands-domiciled "technology company" with "offices in Hong Kong and Blacksburg, Virginia", before the U. S. Securities and Exchange Commission. Editor's Note: On its website at www.block.one, Block.one's "Executive Team" is identified as Brendan Blumer, Daniel Larimer, Andrew Bliss, Steve Ellis, Alex Erasmus, Abby Blumer, James Mendes, Eddie Schwartz, Michael Alexander, Kokuei (Guo) Yuan, and Rob Jesudason. News reports have stated that Block.one's ICO raised $4 billion.

Herbalife Nutrition Ltd.: $20M Penalty

September 27, 2019 - Order Instituting Proceedings, Making Findings and Imposing a $20 million penalty against Herbalife Nutrition Ltd., a Cayman Islands-domiciled, Los Angeles-based multi-level marketing firm whose shares are listed on the New York Stock Exchange, regarding "false and misleading public statements in numerous U.S. regulatory filings regarding its China business model", before the U. S. Securities and Exchange Commission.

Marvell Technology Group, Ltd.: $5.5M Penalty

September 16, 2019 - Order Instituting Cease-and-Desist Proceedings, Making Findings and Imposting a Civil Penalty against Marvell Technology Group, Ltd., domiciled in Bermuda, based in Santa Clara, California, before the U. S. Securities and Exchange Commission.

Sridhar Thiruvengadam: Findings

September 13, 2019 - Order Instituting Administrative Proceedings and Making Findings regarding evidence that "an Indian government official had made a $2 million bribe demand" against Sridhar Thiruvengadam, a citizen of India, before the U. S. Securities and Exchange Commission.

Daniloff Capital Management LLC et al: Sanctions

September 13, 2019 - Order Instituting Administrative Proceedings and Imposing Remedial Sanctions regarding Synergy Hybrid Fund Ltd. and Synergy Hybrid Feeder Fund Ltd., both domiciled in the Cayman Islands, against ED Capital Management LLC, d.b.a. Daniloff Capital Management LLC, domiciled in Delaware, based in New York, and Elliott Daniloff, a.k.a. Ilya Olegovich Danilov, a citizen of Russia and the USA, before the U. S. Securities and Exchange Commission.

RSM US LLP: Findings & Sanctions

August 27, 2019 - Order Instituting Public Administrative and Cease-and-Desist Proceedings, Making Findings and Imposing Remedial Sanctions in the matter of RSM US LLP, formerly McGladrey LLP, before the U. S. Securities and Exchange Commission.
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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.