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USA v. Yang Ban: Criminal Information

August 28, 2020 - Criminal Information alleging conspiracy to launder the proceeds of bank fraud involving North Korea and Singapore-domiciled SINSM Pte. Ltd. in USA v. Yang Ban, described as a British Virgin Islands company that "sold and traded commodities to customers in North Korea", at the U. S. District Court for the District of Columbia.

USA v. Herbalife Nutrition Ltd.: Criminal Information

August 28, 2020 - Criminal Information alleging conspiracy to violate the Foreign Corrupt Practices Act involving China in USA v. Herbalife Nutrition Ltd., a Cayman Islands company whose shares are listed on the New York Stock Exchange, at the U. S. District Court for the Southern District of New York.

USA v. Roberto Heinert: Criminal Information

August 27, 2020 - Criminal Information alleging conspiracy to commit money laundering regarding an alleged bribery scheme involving Ecuador and violations of the Foreign Corrupt Practices Act in USA v. Roberto Heinert, a dual citizen of Ecuador and the USA, at the U. S. District Court for the Southern District of Florida.

USA v. Sepehr Sarshar: Criminal Complaint

August 25, 2020 - Criminal Complaint alleging securities fraud involving Auspex Pharmaceuticals Inc., of San Diego, California, and Teva Pharmaceutical Industries Ltd., of Israel, in USA v. Sepehr Sarshar at the U. S. District Court for the Southern District of California.

USA v. Aleksandr Spitsyn: Criminal Complaint

August 24, 2020 - Criminal Complaint alleging money laundering regarding "work-from-home fraud schemes" in USA v. Aleksandr Vladimirovich Spitsyn, a citizen of Russia, at the U. S. District Court for the Northern District of Georgia.

USA v. Egor Kriuchkov: Criminal Complaint

August 23, 2020 - Criminal Complaint alleging conspiracy to introduce malware into a Nevada company's computer network in USA v. Egor Igorevich Kriuchkov, a citizen of Russia, at the U. S. District Court for the District of Nevada.

USA v. Peter Debbins: Criminal Indictment

August 20, 2020 - Criminal Indictment alleging Conspiracy to Gather or Deliver Defense Information to Aid a Foreign Government (Russia) in USA v. Peter Rafael Dzibinski Debbins, a.k.a. Ikar Lesnikov, a former officer with the U.S. Army Special Forces, at the U. S. District Court for the Eastern District of Virginia.

USA v. The Bank of Nova Scotia: Criminal Information

August 19, 2020 - Criminal Information alleging fraud and attempted price manipulation in USA v. The Bank of Nova Scotia at the U. S. District Court for the District of New Jersey.

USA v. Pablo Rodriguez et al: First Superseding Indictment

August 18, 2020 - First Superseding Indictment regarding "an internationally coordinated fraud and money laundering ring involved in defrauding individuals through investments in AirBit Club ... a purported cryptocurrency mining and trading company that falsely promised to earn its victim investors guaranteed profits in exchange for cash investments in club" in USA v. Pablo Renato Rodriguez, Gutemberg dos Santos, Scott Hughes, Cecilia Millan, and Jackie Aguilar at the U. S. District Court for the Southern District of New York.

USA v. Nickie Mali Lum Davis: Criminal Information

August 17, 2020 - Criminal Information regarding the "lobbying of the President of the United States, his Administration and the United States Department of Justice to drop the investigation of Foreign National A for his role in the embezzlement of billions of dollars from 1Malaysia Development Berhad" in USA v. Nickie Mali Lum Davis at the U. S. District Court for the District of Hawaii.

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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.