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USA v. 53 Virtual Currency Accounts et al: Forfeiture Complaint

August 13, 2020 - Forfeiture Complaint involving "an investigation by the Internal Revenue Service – Criminal Investigation's Cyber Crimes Unit, Homeland Security Investigations, and Federal Bureau of Investigation into online fundraising activities conducted by Hamas's military wing, the al-Qassam Brigades" in USA v. 53 Virtual Currency Accounts, 127 Virtual Currency Properties, Five Accounts Heal at Financial Institution 1, The AlQassam.ps Domain, and The Qassam.ps Domain at the U. S. District Court for the District of Columbia.

Sabena Puri v. USA: Petition to Quash IRS Summons (August 2020)

August 12, 2020 - Petition to Quash Third Party Summons Issued to Citibank NA by the IRS regarding "India Income Tax Liabilities" and an allegation of "political harassment against the current Indian administration's political opposition" in Sabena Puri v. USA at the U. S. District Court for the Central District of California.

Tatiana Akhmedova v. Humaid Abdulla Mohammed al Masaood al Muhairbi: Discovery Application

August 11, 2020 - Application by Tatiana Akhmedova to take discovery from Humaid Abdulla Mohammed al Masaood al Muhairbi for use in "two pending foreign adjudicative proceedings" in Dubai involving the applicant and her "ex-husband" Farkhad Akhmedov, a Russian businessman, filed at the U. S. District Court for the Middle District of Florida.

Asia Cube Energy Holdings Ltd. v. Inno Energy Tech Co. Ltd. et al: Petition

August 07, 2020 - Petition for Preliminary Injunction "mandating Respondent Hans Chia to return the Petitioner's official company seals in China" in Asia Cube Energy Holdings Ltd., as surviving entity of ISQ District Energy Asia Ltd., of the Cayman Islands v. Inno Energy Tech Co. Ltd., of Samoa, and Hans Chia at the U. S. District Court for the Southern District of New York.

Andrew Kornecki v. Airbus SE et al: Class Action Complaint

August 06, 2020 - Class Action Complaint involving allegations of fraud, bribery, and corruption in Andrew J. Kornecki v. Airbus SE, described as a Netherlands-based "multinational aerospace corportion, operating through its Commercial Aircraft, Defense and Space, and Helicopters divisions"; Guillaume M.J.D. Faury, Tom Enders, Dominik Asam, and Harald Wilhelm at the U. S. District Court for the District of New Jersey.

BlueBay Asset Management LLP et al v. Etihad Airways PJSC: Discovery Application

August 06, 2020 - Application by BlueBay Asset Management LLP, GML Capital LLP, IVO Capital LLP, RAI Investments PTE LTD., Sancta Capital Partners LP, Sandglass Opportunity Fund, LP, Sandglass Petrus Opportunity Fund, LP, and VR Global Partners, L.P. to take discovery from Etihad Airways PJSC, of Abu Dhabi, in the United Arab Emirates, for use in "an administrative (restructuring) proceeding currently pending before a foreign tribunal in the Republic of Italy", filed at the U. S. District Court for the Southern District of New York.

USA v. $38M Associated With Novartis Pharmaceuticals Corporation: Forfeiture Complaint

August 06, 2020 - Forfeiture Complaint regarding "property constituting and derived from proceeds of violations of the federal Anti-Kickback Statute" in USA v. $38M Associated With Novartis Pharmaceuticals Corporation, part of a global healthcare group based in Switzerland, at the U. S. District Court for the Southern District of New York.

Saad Aljabri v. Mohammed bin Salman bin Abdulaziz al Saud et al: Complaint

August 06, 2020 - Complaint in Dr. Saad Aljabri, described as "a dual citizen of Malta and the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia" residing in Canada and "a 39-year veteran of the government of Saudi Arabia with expertise in national security and counterterrorism" who was allegedly the target of an "attempted extrajudicial killing" v. Mohammed bin Salman bin Abdulaziz al Saud, Prince Mohammed bin Salman Abdulaziz Foundation, d.b.a. MiSK Foundation; Bader Alasaker, Saud Alqahtani, Ahmed Alassiri, Khalid Ibrahim Algasem, Mishal Fahad Alsayed, Bandar Saeed Alhaqbani, Ibrahim Hamad Abdulrahman Alhomid, Saud Abdulaziz Alsaleh, Mohammed Alhamed, Bijad Alharbi, all of Saudi Arabia; Layla Abduljadayel, and Youssef Alrajhi, both of the United States, at the U. S. District Court for the District of Columbia.

USA v. CompuCom Campus: Forfeiture Complaint

August 06, 2020 - Forfeiture Complaint regarding "assets that facilitated, were involved in, and are traceable to an international conspiracy to launder money embezzled and fraudulently obtained from PrivatBank", described as "a Ukrainian financial institution located in Ukraine, with a branch in Cyprus and an affiliated entity in Latvia, among other places" in USA v. "a roughly 19.5-acre office park comprising three buildings, parking areas, and undeveloped land known as the CompuCom Campus and located at 7505 and 7171 Forest Lane, Dallas, Texas 75230" at the U. S. District Court for the Southern District of Florida.

USA v. PNC Plaza: Forfeiture Complaint

August 06, 2020 - Forfeiture Complaint regarding "assets that facilitated, were involved in, and are traceable to an international conspiracy to launder money embezzled and fraudulently obtained from PrivatBank", described as "a Ukrainian financial institution located in Ukraine, with a branch in Cyprus and an affiliated entity in Latvia, among other places" in USA v. PNC Plaza at the U. S. District Court for the Southern District of Florida.

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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.