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SEC v. Verley Sembritzky, Jr. et al: Complaint

September 22, 2020 - Complaint alleging securities fraud in U. S. Securities and Exchange Commission v. Verley Lee Sembritzky, Jr., of Houston, Texas; Bounty of the Ocean Inc., of the Bahamas, and Ocean Harvest LLC, of Delaware, at the U. S. District Court for the Southern District of Texas.

SEC v. Andrew McAlpine et al: Complaint

September 21, 2020 - Complaint alleging the defendants "worked in concert to engage in numerous fraudulent schemes and other violations of the federal securities laws, involving at least 20 penny stock companies" in U. S. Securities and Exchange Commission v. Ongkaruck Sripetch, of Las Vegas, NV; Amanda Flores, of Las Vegas, NV; Brehnen Knight, of Escondido, CA; Andrew McAlpine, a citizen of Canada residing in the Cayman Islands; Ashmit Patel, a citizen of Canada residing in Ontario; Michael Wexler, a citizen of Canada residing in Ottawa; Dominic Williams, of Bonita, CA; Adtron Inc., a.k.a. Stockpalooza.com, of Nevada; ATG Inc., of Nevada; DOIT Ltd., domicile not specified; Doji Capital, Inc., of California; King Mutual Solutions Inc., of Nevada; Optimus Prime Financial Inc., of California; Orca Bridge, of Nevada; Redline International, of Nevis and California, and UAIM Corporation, of Belize, at the U. S. District Court for the Southern District of California.

Harinath Nampally v. Baidu Inc. et al: Class Action Complaint

September 21, 2020 - Class Action Complaint alleging securities fraud in Harinath Nampally v. Baidu Inc., a Cayman Islands company based in China; Robin Yanhong Li, Herman Cheng-Chun Yu, and Jennifer Xinzhe Li at the U. S. District Court for the Eastern District of New York.

Helen Hudson v. CCP III Cayman GP Ltd. et al: Class Action Complaint

September 21, 2020 - Class Action Complaint alleging Securities Act violations in Helen Hudson v. GoHealth Inc., described as an operator of "a health insurance marketplace" whose share are listed on NASDAQ; Clinton P. Jones, Brandon M. Cruz, Travis J. Matthiesen, NVX Holdings Inc., Centerbidge Partners LP, CCP III AIV VII Holdings LP, CB Blizzard Co-Invest Holdings LP, Blizzard Aggregator LLC, Centerbridge Associates III LP, CCP III Cayman GP Ltd., of the Cayman Islands; Goldman Sachs & Co. LLC, BofA Securities Inc., and Morgan Stanley & Co. LLC at the U. S. District Court for the Northern District of Illinois.

Chemical Specialty Group Inc. et al v. USA et al: Complaint

September 19, 2020 - Complaint regarding "Defendants' prosecution of an unprecedented, unbounded, and unlimited trade war impacting over $500 billion in imports from the People's Republic of China" in Chemical Specialty Group Inc., Chemical Specialty Group Inc., C7 Global LLC, Caribbean Commodity Trading LLC, CCMA, LLC, Cellular Masters Inc., d.b.a. FIFO Wireless; Charles Leonard National, Inc., Charles Leonard, Inc., CM International Industries Corp, Components on Demand, Inc., Conros Corporation , and Co-Operative Feed Dealers Inc. v. USA, Office of the United States Trade Representative, Robert E. Lighthizer, U.S. Trade Representative; U.S. Customs and Border Protection, and Mark A. Morgan, U.S. Customs and Border Protection Acting Commissioner, at the United States Court of International Trade.

USA v. Danil Potekhin et al: Forfeiture Complaint

September 16, 2020 - Forfeiture Complaint in USA v. Cryptocurrency and Cash allegedly derived from "a large scale, sophisticated 'phishing' campaign" by Russian nationals Danil Potekhin and Dimitrii Karasavidi that targeted cryptocurrency exchanges, including Poloniex, based in San Francisco, domiciled in Delaware; Binance, based in Hong Kong, domiciled in the Cayman Islands, and Gemini Trust Company LLC, based in New York, at the U. S. District Court for the Northern District of California.

USA v. 'PetroSaudi v. PDVSA' Arbitration Funds: Forfeiture Complaint

September 16, 2020 - Forfeiture Complaint regarding "assets involved in and traceable to an international conspiracy to, among other things, launder money misappropriated from 1Malaysia Development Berhad ("1MDB"), a strategic investment and development company wholly-owned by the government of Malaysia" in USA v. All Funds Held in Escrow by Clyde & Co. in the United Kingdom as Damages for Restitution in 'PetroSaudi Oil Services (Venezuela) Ltd. v. PDVSA Servicios S.A. et al' UNCITRAL Arbitration at the U. S. District Court for the Central District of California.

Pierre Fattouch et al v. The Republic of Lebanon et al: Complaint

September 15, 2020 - Complaint to recognize judgments totaling $556 million in Pierre Fattouch, Moussa Fattouch, and United Lebanese Quarries and Crushers Company S.A.L., all of the Lebanon v. The Republic of Lebanon and Marie-Claud Najim, as Minister of Justice, at the U. S. District Court for the District of Columbia.

State of Libya v. Strabag SE: Petition To Vacate Arbitral Award

September 15, 2020 - Petition To Vacate Arbitral Award of €82 million, £1.1 million, and $497,533 in State of Libya v. Strabag SE, of Austria, at the U. S. District Court for the District of Columbia.

Javelin Global Commodities (UK) Ltd. v James Booth: Complaint

September 15, 2020 - Complaint for $3.2 million alleging breach of contract in Javelin Global, of England v James H. Booth, of Kentucky, at the U. S. District Court for the Southern District of New York.

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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.