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Blackbird Capital LLC v. SION Trading FZE et al: Plaintiff's Motion to File First Amended Complaint

July 06, 2021 - Plaintiff's Motion to File First Amended Complaint alleging a "widespread fraudulent scheme perpetrated by Defendants in which they conspired to induce would-be borrowers to transfer significant funds to them as deposits on purported large-scale commercial loans" in Blackbird Capital LLC, described as "a real estate development company based in Des Moines, Iowa" v. Worth Group Capital LLC, of Wyoming; Justin Ely, of Utah; Halls Law Office, of Idaho; Scotia International of Nevada, Inc., of Utah; SION Trading FZE, of Ral Al Khaimah, of the United Arab Emirates; Max Warren Barber, of Utah; NaPo Limited, described as "a company located and incorporated in Bridgetown, Barbados, and Saint Lucia"; Nikolas Korakianitis, described as a citizen of Canada; GT Foundation, described as "a private interest foundation founded in Panama City, Panama" that "may have an office in London, England and/or New York", and Kumar Singh, described as a resident of New York, at the U. S. District Court for the District of Utah.

USA v. Isac Schwarzbaum: Magistrate Judge's Recommendation

June 30, 2021 - U.S. Magistrate Judge's Report Recommending that the USA's Motion to Repatriate Foreign Assets be granted to satisfy a judgment in excess of $15 million for failure to disclose foreign accounts in Costa Rica and Switzerland in USA v. Isac Schwarzbaum, who was born in Germany and lives in Florida, at the U. S. District Court for the Southern District of Florida.

USA v. Federal Express et al: 'John Doe' Summonses Supplemental Information

June 25, 2021 - Supplemental Memorandum of Law and Declaration in support of a petition for Leave to Serve 'John Doe' Summonses as part of an IRS investigation into U.S. taxpayers who are suspected of tax evasion using the services of Panama Offshore Legal Services in USA v. Federal Express Corporation, a.k.a. FedEx Express; Fed Ex Ground Package System, Inc., a.k.a. FedEx Ground; DHL Express (USA), Inc., United Parcel Service, Inc., the Federal Reserve Bank of New York, The Clearing House Payments Company LLC, HSBC Bank USA, N.A., Citibank, N.A., Wells Fargo Bank, N.A., and Bank of America, N.A. at the U. S. District Court for the Southern District of New York.

Chase Williams et al v. Block.one et al: Motion to Approve $27.5M Settlement

June 11, 2021 - Motion to Approve $27.5 Million Class Action Settlement regarding the alleged sale of cryptocurrency tokens that were not registered with the U. S. Securities and Exchange Commission in Chase Williams, William Zhang, Crypto Assets Opportunity Fund LLC, and Johnny Hong v. Block.one, of the Cayman Islands; Brendan Blumer, Daniel Larimer, Ian Grigg, and Brock Pierce at the U. S. District Court for the Southern District of New York. Editor's Note: Research by OffshoreAlert in the Cayman Islands General Registry showed that the directors of Block.one are Andrew Christopher Bliss, Brendan Francis Blumer, and Kokuei Yuan.

Blackbird Capital LLC v. SION Trading FZE et al: Order Allowing Email Service

June 07, 2021 - Memorandum Decision and Order Granting Plaintiff's Motion for Leave to Serve SION Trading FZE by Email due to its owner, Max Warren Barber, "avoiding service" in Blackbird Capital LLC v. Worth Group Capital LLC, of Wyoming; Justin Ely, of Utah; Halls Law Office, of Idaho; Scotia International of Nevada, Inc., of Utah; Sion Trading FZE, of Ral Al Khaimah, of the United Arab Emirates; Max Warren Barber, of Utah; NaPo Limited, described as "a company located and incorporated in Bridgetown, Barbados, and Saint Lucia"; Nikolas Korakianitis, described as a citizen of Canada; GT Foundation, described as "a private interest foundation founded in Panama City, Panama" that "may have an office in London, England and/or New York", and Kumar Singh at the U. S. District Court for the District of Utah.

USA v. Isac Schwarzbaum: USA's Motion to Repatriate Foreign Assets

June 03, 2021 - Motion to Repatriate Foreign Assets to satisfy a judgment "in excess of $15 million" for failure to disclose foreign accounts in Costa Rica and Switzerland in USA v. Isac Schwarzbaum, who was born in Germany and lives in Florida, at the U. S. District Court for the Southern District of Florida.

Customs and Tax Consultancy LLC v. DR Congo: Judgment Registration

June 02, 2021 - Registration of a Judgment for $96 million in Customs and Tax Consultancy LLC, of Delaware v. Democratic Republic of Congo at the U. S. District Court for the District of Columbia.

Talal Al Zawawi: Chapter 15 Bankruptcy Appeal

May 24, 2021 - Notice of Appeal by Talal Qais Abdulmunem Al Zawawi, a citizen of Oman residing in the United Kingdom, against an order granting a Chapter 15 Petition for Recognition of a Foreign Main Proceeding in the United Kingdom, filed at the U. S. District Court for the Middle District of Florida.

SEC v. Carlos Irizarry Santiago: Application to Comply with Subpoena

May 19, 2021 - SEC's Application for an order to show cause and an order requiring compliance with a subpoena "in connection with its formal investigation into potential violations of the federal securities laws by Back to Green Mining, LLC, a Puerto Rico company purporting to be investing in mining operations in Colombia, and its principals, representatives, and affiliates" in U. S. Securities and Exchange Commission v. Carlos R. Irizarry Santiago, CPA, of Puerto Rico, at the U. S. District Court for the District of Columbia.

Lansdale Capital Ltd. v. Leslie Wulf et al: Motion to Quash Subpoena

May 18, 2021 - Motion to Quash Subpoena asking PricewaterhouseCoopers LLP "to produce the privileged and confidential documents of non-party movant Lansdale Capital Ltd., a BVI company" in Lansdale Capital Ltd., of the British Virgin Islands v. Leslie A. Wulf, Bruce A. Hall, John E. Rea, and James Rea at the U. S. District Court for the Southern District of New York.

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