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USA v. Natalino D'Amato: Indictment

November 25, 2020 - Criminal Indictment alleging money laundering regarding Petróleos de Venezuela SA, a.k.a. PDVSA, "the state-owned and state-controlled oil company of Venezuela" in USA v. Natalino D'Amato, described by the U.S. Department of Justice as a dual citizen of Venezuela and Italy who, inter alia, "owned and controlled a Nevis-based corporation called Kronos Enterprises Corp.", at the U. S. District Court for the Southern District of Florida.

USA v. Chin Hua Huang et al: Criminal Complaint

November 10, 2020 - Criminal Complaint accusing the defendants of "knowingly and willfully conspiring to cause goods that originated in the United States to be exported and shipped to Iran without a U.S. government license" in USA v. Chin Hua Huang, a.k.a. Jinee Huang, of Taiwan; DES International Co. Ltd., of Taiwan, and Soltech Industry Co. Ltd., of Brunei, at the U. S. District Court for the District of Columbia.

USA v. Joseph SanFilippo: Criminal Information

October 23, 2020 - Criminal Information alleging investment fraud involving "a purported company named 'Cayman Shipping and Distributions, LLC'" that allegedly never existed in USA v. Joseph A. SanFilippo at the U. S. District Court for the Southern District of Florida.

USA v. Goldman Sachs (Malaysia) Sdn. Bhd.: Criminal Information

October 22, 2020 - Criminal Information alleging conspiracy to violate the Foreign Corrupt Practices Act involving 1Malaysia Development Berhad, a.k.a. 1MDB, in USA v. Goldman Sachs (Malaysia) Sdn. Bhd. at the U. S. District Court for the Eastern District of New York.

USA v. Goldman Sachs Group Inc.: Criminal Information

October 22, 2020 - Criminal Information alleging conspiracy to violate the Foreign Corrupt Practices Act involving Malaysia Development Berhad in USA v. The Goldman Sachs Group Inc. at the U. S. District Court for the Eastern District of New York.

USA v. Beam Suntory Inc.: Criminal Information

October 21, 2020 - Criminal Information under the Foreign Corrupt Practices Act involving India in USA v. Beam Suntory Inc. at the U. S. District Court for the Northern District of Illinois.

USA v. Yuriy Andrienko et al: Indictment

October 15, 2020 - Indictment against six "officers" of a Russian "military intelligence agency" alleging a computer hacking and fraudulent scheme "to undermine, retaliate against, or otherwise destabilize: (1) Ukraine; (2) the country of Georgia; (3) France's elections; ( 4) efforts to hold Russia accountable for its use of a weapons-grade nerve agent on foreign soil; and (5) the 2018 Winter Olympics after a Russian government-sponsored doping effort led to Russian athletes being unable to participate under the Russian flag" in USA v. Yuriy Sergeyevich Andrienko, Sergey Vladimirovich Detistov, Pavel Valeryevichfrolov, Anatoliy Sergeyevich Kovalev, Artem Valeryevich Ochichenko, and Petr Nikolayevich Pliskinat the U. S. District Court for the Western District of Pennsylvania.

USA v. J&F Investimentos SA: Criminal Information

October 13, 2020 - Criminal Information under the Foreign Corrupt Practices Act alleging bribery in USA v. J&F Investimentos SA, of São Paulo, Brazil, at the U. S. District Court for the Eastern District of New York.

USA v. Elliott Broidy: Criminal Information

October 06, 2020 - Criminal Information alleging conspiracy to violate the Foreign Agents Registration Act regarding lobbying the U.S. Government "to drop or otherwise favorably resolve its matters against Foreign National A for his role in the embezzlement of billions of dollars from 1 Malaysia Development Berhad" and, separately, "to arrange for the removal and return of People's Republic of China National A - a citizen of the PRC living in the United States - all on behalf of Foreign National A" in USA v. Elliott Broidy at the U. S. District Court for the District of Columbia.

USA v. Robert Brockman: Criminal Indictment

October 01, 2020 - Criminal Indictment alleging conspiracy to defraud the USA, tax evasion, wire fraud, FBAR violations, money laundering, evidence tampering, and destruction of evidence regarding an alleged scheme to conceal approximately $2 billion of capital gains income and involving entities and accounts in Bermuda, British Virgin Islands, Cayman Islands, Nevis, and Switzerland, in USA v. Robert T. Brockman, of Houston, Texas, at the U. S. District Court for the Northern District of California.

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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.