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Joel Deutsch v. Status Research & Development GmbH et al: Alternative Service Motion

August 03, 2020 - Notice of Motion for Leave for Alternative Service alleging that the individual defendants "have leveraged their online-only operations to avoid public tracing and, by extension, service" and are attempting to "skirt liability by vanishing into the fog of internet obscurity" in Joel Deutsch v. Status Research & Development GmbH, of Switzerland; Jarrad Hope, and Carl Bennetts at the U. S. District Court for the Southern District of New York.

SEC v. Nelson Gomes et al: TRO Motion

June 09, 2020 - Emergency Ex Parte Motion for a Temporary Restraining Order regarding accounts in Canada, the Cayman Islands, Hong Kong, Isle of Man, Malta, and the USA in U. S. Securities and Exchange Commission v. Nelson Gomes, described as a citizen of Canada who "resides at various times in the Bahamas and Hong Kong"; Michael Luckhoo-Bouche, a citizen of Canada residing in Mississauga, Ontario; Shane Schmidt, a citizen of Canada residing in Vancouver, British Columbia; Douglas Roe, a citizen of Canada residing in Vancouver, British Columbia; Kelly Warawa, a citizen of Canada residing in Vancouver, British Columbia; FFS Capital Limited, of Hong Kong; Paifang Trading Limited, of Hong Kong; Atlantean Management Corporation, of Canada; Meadow Asia Limited, of Hong Kong, and Thyme International Limited, of Hong Kong, at the U. S. District Court for the District of Massachusetts.

SEC v. TCA Fund Management Group Corp. et al: Motion for Receiver

May 11, 2020 - SEC's Expedited Motion for the Appointment of a Receiver in U. S. Securities and Exchange Commission v. TCA Fund Management Group Corp., of Florida, and TCA Global Credit Fund GP Ltd., of the Cayman Islands, as Defendants, and TCA Global Credit Fund LP, TCA Global Credit Fund Ltd., and TCA Global Credit Master Fund LP, all of the Cayman Islands, as Relief Defendants, at the U. S. District Court for the Southern District of Florida.

SEC v. Daniel Putnam et al: Motion for Freezing Order

May 07, 2020 - Ex Parte Motion for Freezing Order regarding a "fraudulent offering of digital asset-related securities" in U. S. Securities and Exchange Commission v. Daniel F. Putnam, of Utah; Jean Paul Ramirez Rico, of Colombia; Angel A. Rodriguez, of Utah; MMT Distribution LLC, of Utah, and R&D Global LLC, d.b.a. Modern Money Team, d.b.a. Eyeline Trading, d.b.a. WealthBoss, as Defendants, and Richard T. Putnam, as Relief Defendant, at the U. S. District Court for the District of Utah.

CFTC v. Daniel Fingerhut et al: Motion To File Combined Memorandum

May 06, 2020 - Plaintiff's Expedited Motion for Leave to File Combined Memorandum regarding allegations of fraud involving binary options and cryptocurrencies in Commodity Futures Trading Commission v. Daniel Fingerhut, of Miami Beach, Florida; Digital Platinum Inc., of Florida; Digital Platinum Ltd., of Israel; Huf Mediya Ltd., a.k.a. Hoof Media Ltd., of Bulgaria; Tal Valariola, of Israel, and Itay Barak, of Israel, as Defendants, and Aicel Carbonero, of Miami Beach, Florida, as Relief Defendant, at the U. S. District Court for the Southern District of Florida.

CFTC v. Daniel Fingerhut et al: Preliminary Injunction Motion

May 06, 2020 - Plaintiff's Motion for Preliminary Injunction in Commodity Futures Trading Commission v. Daniel Fingerhut, of Miami Beach, Florida; Digital Platinum Inc., of Florida; Digital Platinum Ltd., of Israel; Huf Mediya Ltd., a.k.a. Hoof Media Ltd., of Bulgaria; Tal Valariola, of Israel, and Itay Barak, of Israel, as Defendants, and Aicel Carbonero, of Miami Beach, Florida, as Relief Defendant, at the U. S. District Court for the Southern District of Florida.

SKAT v. John van Merkensteijn et al: BVI Judicial Assistance

April 27, 2020 - Motion for Issuance of a Request for International Judicial Assistance to Obtain Evidence in the British Virgin Islands from Harneys Corporate Services Limited, Intershore Consult (BVI) Ltd., Intertrust Corporate Services (BVI) Limited, MMG Trust (BVI) Corp., Mossack Fonseca & Co. (BVI) Limited, by its liquidator, Deloitte Ltd. (BVI); Overseas Management Company Trust (BVI) Ltd., Sentinel International Management SA, and Vistra (BVI) Limited regarding an allegedly fraudulent 12.7 billion Danish Kroner tax refund fraud scheme whose "principal organizer" was identified as Dubai-based British national Sanjay Shah in Skatteforvaltningen, a.k.a. SKAT, Denmark's tax collection agency v. John van Merkensteijn, Richard Markowitz, Bernina Pension Plan Trust, RJM Capital Pension Plan Trust, 2321 Capital Pension Plan, Bowline Management Pension Plan, California Catalog Company Pension Plan, Clove Pension Plan, Davin Investments Pension Plan, Delvian LLC Pension Plan, DFL Investments Pension Plan, Laegeler Asset Management Pension Plan, Lion Advisory Inc. Pension Plan, Mill River Capital Management Pension Plan, Next Level Pension Plan, Rajan Investments LLC Pension Plan, Spirit on the Water Pension Plan, and Traden Investments Pension Plan at the U. S. District Court for the Southern District of New York.

SKAT v. John van Merkensteijn et al: Cayman Islands Judicial Assistance

April 27, 2020 - Motion for Issuance of a Request for International Judicial Assistance to Obtain Evidence in the Cayman Islands from Bell Rock Corporate Services, Campbell Corporate Services Limited, CO Services Cayman Limited, DMS Corporate Services Ltd., Forbes Hare Trust Company Limited, Genesis Trust & Corporate Services Ltd., Harneys Services (Cayman) Limited, Intertrust Corporate Services (C.I.) Limited, Ocorian (Cayman) Limited, Sterling Trust (Cayman) Limited, Trident Trust Company (Cayman) Limited, Vistra (Cayman) Limited, and Walkers Corporate Limited regarding an allegedly fraudulent 12.7 billion Danish Kroner tax refund fraud scheme whose "principal organizer" was identified as Dubai-based British national Sanjay Shah in Skatteforvaltningen, a.k.a. SKAT, Denmark's tax collection agency v. John van Merkensteijn, Richard Markowitz, Bernina Pension Plan Trust, RJM Capital Pension Plan Trust, 2321 Capital Pension Plan, Bowline Management Pension Plan, California Catalog Company Pension Plan, Clove Pension Plan, Davin Investments Pension Plan, Delvian LLC Pension Plan, DFL Investments Pension Plan, Laegeler Asset Management Pension Plan, Lion Advisory Inc. Pension Plan, Mill River Capital Management Pension Plan, Next Level Pension Plan, Rajan Investments LLC Pension Plan, Spirit on the Water Pension Plan, and Traden Investments Pension Plan at the U. S. District Court for the Southern District of New York.

SEC v. ICObox et al: SEC's Motion for Default Judgment

January 09, 2020 - SEC's Motion for Default Judgment regarding an unregistered offering of cryptocurrencies in U. S. Securities and Exchange Commission v. ICObox, which "is no longer registered as a corporation with the Cayman Islands and its registered agent for service of process has resigned with no replacement", and Nikolay Evdokimov at the U. S. District Court for the Central District Court of California.

Joseph Greco v. Scotia International of Nevada Inc. et al: Motion to Compel Discovery

January 08, 2020 - Plaintiff's Motion to Compel Discovery regarding a complaint alleging fraud in Joseph Greco, as the substituted party for The Evolant Blind Trust v. Scotia International of Nevada Inc., of Utah; Max Warren Barber, of Utah; SubGallagher Investment Trust, of Wyoming; Patricia Moore, of Wyoming, individually and as Trustee of SubGallagher Investment Trust, and Michael A. Casey, of Texas, at the U. S. District Court for the Eastern District of Pennsylvania.

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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.