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John David Price v. Dropbox Inc.: Discovery Application

July 07, 2020 - Application by John David Price, a resident of Nova Scotia, Canada, to take discovery from Dropbox Inc. for use in legal proceedings in Canada, filed at the U. S. District Court for the Northern District of California.

Argentina: Jaime Moises Jacubovich et al

July 02, 2020 - Application for the appointment of a Commissioner to collect evidence from the Development Corporation of Israel - pursuant to a request for judicial assistance from Argentina - for a criminal investigation into Jaime Moises Jacubovich, Claudia Irene Jacubovich, and Patricio Sion Eduardo Emsanie for suspected fraud.

Evison Holdings Ltd. v. BrokerCreditService Cyprus Ltd. et al: Discovery Application

June 30, 2020 - Application by Evison Holdings Limited, of Cyprus, to take discovery from BrokerCreditService Cyprus Ltd., of Cyprus, and BrokerCreditService Americas Inc., of New York, for use in "an English arbitration... and in Criminal Proceedings in Russia" involving allegations of fraud, filed at the U.S. District Court for the Southern District of New York.

Sint Maarten: Edward O’Neal Arrindell

June 25, 2020 - Application for the appointment of a Commissioner to collect evidence from First Federal Bank - pursuant to a request for judicial assistance from Sint Maarten - for a criminal investigation into Edward O’Neal Arrindell and others for suspected bribery, forgery, money laundering, and tax fraud, including participation in "a criminal scheme to bribe a Member of the Sint Maarten Parliament".

Presidio Inc. v. Google LLC: Discovery Application

June 25, 2020 - Application by Presidio Inc. to take discovery from Google LLC "in connection with an anticipated lawsuit and criminal investigation in Japan against those who unlawfully uploaded YouTube videos", filed at the U. S. District Court for the Northern District of California.

iFinex Inc. v. Rhon Monroe: Discovery Application

June 25, 2020 - Application by iFinex Inc., of the British Virgin Islands, which "operates a leading global virtual currency platform operating under the brand and trade name of Bitfinex", to take discovery from Rondell 'Rhon' Clyde Monroe "for use in foreign proceedings both currently ongoing and contemplated in Poland, Portugal, and the United Kingdom" as part of an attempt "to recover approximately $880,000,000 of funds which it had entrusted to an entity named Global Trade Solutions AG, doing business as 'Crypto Capital'", filed at the U. S. District Court for the District of Nevada.

iFinex Inc. v. Enterprise Bank & Trust: Discovery Application

June 25, 2020 - Application by iFinex Inc., of the British Virgin Islands, which operates a cryptocurrency exchange known as Bitfinex, to take discovery from Enterprise Bank & Trust "for use in proceedings in foreign tribunals in Poland, Portugal, and the United Kingdom" involving alleged fraud, filed at the U. S. District Court for the Eastern District of Missouri.

Chang Myung Shipping Co. Ltd. v. HSBC et al: Discovery Application

June 24, 2020 - Application by Chang Myung Shipping Co. Ltd., of South Korea, to take discovery from HSBC Bank USA, N.A., JP Morgan Chase Bank, N.A., Deutsche Bank Trust Company Americas, Citibank, N.A., Bank of New York Mellon, Wells Fargo Bank N.A., BNP Paribas, Standard Chartered Bank, Royal Bank of Scotland, China Merchants Bank, Agricultural Bank of China, China Construction Bank, Bank of Communications, Industrial and Commercial Bank of China, and Bank of China "for use in a foreign proceeding filed by Hebei Ocean Shipping Company Ltd.", filed at the U. S. District Court for the Southern District of New York.

Ana Degens v. JPMorgan Chase Bank et al: Discovery Application

June 23, 2020 - Application by Ana Christina Degens, of São Paulo, Brazil, to take discovery from JPMorgan Chase Bank, NA, JPMorgan Securities LLC, Wells Fargo Bank, NA, HSBC Bank USA, NA, Safra National Bank of New York, Favil LLC, Tavil Group, Ltd., Arvil International Corp., Kavil Investments Limited, Vilvil Group Limited, Grant, Herman, Schwartz & Klinger LLP, and Loeb, Block & Partners LLP for divorce proceedings in Brazil between Ana Degens and Pedro Weil, filed at the U. S. District Court for the Southern District of New York.

Costa Rica: Dermis Hernandez

June 23, 2020 - Application for the appointment of a Commissioner to collect evidence - pursuant to a request for judicial assistance from Costa Rica - for a criminal investigation into Dermis Hernandez for suspected investment fraud and money laundering.

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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.