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Coöperatieve Rabobank UA et al v. The Clearing House Payments Company LLC et al: Discovery Application

February 14, 2020 - Application by Coöperatieve Rabobank UA, of Argentina; Credit Agricole Corporate and Investment Bank, of New York; ING Bank NV, of Brazil; the International Finance Corporation, of Washington, DC; Natixis, New York Branch, and Nederlandse Financierings-Maatschappij Voor Ontwikkelingslanden NV, of the Netherlands, to take discovery from The Clearing House Payments Company LLC, of New York; Banco Bilbao Vizcaya Argentina SA, of Spain; Banco do Brasil SA, of Brazil; Bank Leumi US, of New York; Bank of America, NA, of North Carolina; Barclays Bank PLC, of England; Citibank, NA, of New York; Deutsche Bank AG, of Germany; Deutsche Bank Trust Co Americas, of New York; HSBC Bank USA, of New York; Itau Unibanco SA - New York Branch, of Brazil; JPMorgan Chase Bank, NA, of New York; Mizuho Bank, Ltd., of Japan; MUFG Bank, Ltd., of Japan; MUFG Union Bank, NA, of New York; Sumitomo Mitsui Banking Corporation, of Japan; The Bank of New York Mellon, of New York; UBS AG, of Switzerland; Wells Fargo Bank NY INTL, of New York, and Wells Fargo Bank, of California, for use in legal proceedings in Argentina regarding suspected "major international financial impropriety" involving Vincentin SAIC, filed at the U. S. District Court for the Southern District of New York.

Poland: J.A. Gonsalves & Son Construction, Inc. et al

February 13, 2020 - Application for the appointment of a Commissioner to collect evidence from Bank of Marin and J.A. Gonsalves & Son Construction, Inc. - pursuant to a request for judicial assistance from Poland - for a criminal investigation into suspected fraud and forgery.

Liechtenstein: Matthias Krull

February 10, 2020 - Application for the appointment of a Commissioner to collect evidence from Bank of New York and JPMorgan Chase Bank regarding accounts in the names of Portmann Capital Management Limited and Solar Cargo CA - pursuant to a request for judicial assistance from Liechtenstein - for a criminal investigation into Matthias Krull for suspected money laundering involving Petroleos de Venezuela SA, a.k.a. PDVSA.

Maria Ines Barra v. JPMorgan Chase Bank NA: Discovery Application

February 07, 2020 - Application by Maria Ines Barra to take discovery from JPMorgan Chase Bank NA "for use in divorce proceedings pending in Argentina that were filed by Ms. Barra's former husband, Ariel Semenov", filed at the U. S. District Court for the Southern District of Florida.

Portugal: PDR Solutions (US) LLC

February 06, 2020 - Application for the appointment of a Commissioner to collect evidence from P.D.R. Solutions (U.S.) LLC - pursuant to a request for judicial assistance from Portugal - for a criminal investigation into "an unknown suspect(s) for fraud offenses".

Bulgaria: Wells Fargo Bank

February 05, 2020 - Application for the appointment of a Commissioner to collect evidence from Wells Fargo Bank - pursuant to a request for judicial assistance from Bulgaria - for a criminal investigation into "unknown subjects" for suspected fraud.

Eurasian Bank JSC v. Bank of New York Mellon et al: Discovery Application

February 05, 2020 - Ex Parte Application by Eurasian Bank JSC, of Kazakhstan, to take discovery from Bank of New York Mellon, Credit Suisse AG, New York Branch; Credit Suisse Holdings (USA) Inc., and Credit Suisse (USA) Inc. for use in legal proceedings in England alleging fraud against Khakim Islamovich Istamov, Irina Petrovna Skichko, Agusta Associates Limited, and Igor Riel, filed at the U. S. District Court for the Southern District of New York.

Sint Maarten: Michael Dijkhoffz et al

February 04, 2020 - Application for the appointment of a Commissioner to collect evidence from Bank of America regarding Cyprus Enterprises LLC, Global Hardware Resellers LLC, and US Caribbean Export LLC - pursuant to a request for judicial assistance from Sint Maarten - for a criminal investigation into Michael Dijkhoffz and others for suspected "money laundering and abuse of power by a civil servant".

Poland: Jan Putkowski et al

February 04, 2020 - Application for the appointment of a Commissioner to collect evidence from Citibank regarding an account at ABC Banking Corporation Ltd., of Mauritius - pursuant to a request for judicial assistance from Poland - for a criminal investigation into Jan Putkowski and others for suspected money laundering.

PJSC Uralkali v. Lawrence Stroll: Discovery Application

January 30, 2020 - Application by PJSC Uralkali to take discovery from Lawrence Stroll, a citizen of Canada apparently residing in Switzerland, for use in legal proceedings in England against Geoffrey Rowley and Jason Baker, "as administrators of Force India Formula One Team Limited", filed at the U. S. District Court for the Southern District of New York.

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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.