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Brazil: Carlos Antonio Lemos da Fonseca et al

May 07, 2021 - Application for the appointment of a Commissioner to collect evidence from Ocean Bank - pursuant to a request for judicial assistance from Brazil - for a criminal investigation into "Carlos Antonio Lemos da Fonseca, Brasita Cigarros Industria e Comercio Ltda., and other individuals for six offenses, specifically, tax fraud, false statement, falsification of public seal or sign, criminal organization, unauthorized exchange operation, and money laundering".

Poland: BBVA Compass et al

May 06, 2021 - Application for the appointment of a Commissioner to collect evidence from BBVA Compass Bank and Wells Fargo Bank - pursuant to a request for judicial assistance from Poland - for a criminal investigation into "unknown subject(s) for fraud".

Lithuania: ESmotorsport

April 26, 2021 - Application for the appointment of a Commissioner to collect evidence from IAA, Inc., described as an "online auction business" - pursuant to a request for judicial assistance from Lithuania - for a criminal investigation into ESmotorsport, of Lithuania, for suspected fraud and tax evasion.

Argentina: Pandora Jewelry LLC

April 09, 2021 - Application for the appointment of a Commissioner to collect evidence from Pandora Jewelry LLC - pursuant to a request for judicial assistance from Argentina - for use in a criminal investigation into "unknown subjects for aggravated smuggling".

Portugal: Wilson Freitas de Barros et al

April 09, 2021 - Application for the appointment of a Commissioner to collect evidence from Citibank and Bank of America - pursuant to a request for judicial assistance from Portugal - for use in a criminal investigation into Wilson Freitas de Barros and "other unknown subjects" for suspected fraud and money laundering.

Poland: Wells Fargo Bank et al

April 01, 2021 - Application for the appointment of a Commissioner to collect evidence from Wells Fargo Bank and Capital One Bank - pursuant to a request for judicial assistance from Poland - for a criminal investigation into "unknown subject(s) for fraud".

Costa Rica: Amazon.com LLC

March 18, 2021 - Application for the appointment of a Commissioner to collect evidence from Amazon.com LLC - pursuant to a request for judicial assistance from Costa Rica - for a criminal investigation into suspected fraud by someone using the name Mendez Esquivel Nelkin.

Poland: Damian Gajos et al

February 05, 2021 - Application for the appointment of a Commissioner to collect evidence regarding "Bitcoin wallets" from Bittrex Inc. - pursuant to a request for judicial assistance from Poland - for a criminal investigation into Damian Gajos, Adrian Wiecek, Dariusz Myslak, and Kazimierz Pustelnik "for money laundering and endangering the lives and health of many people" involving "designer drugs".

Bulgaria: Wells Fargo Bank (2021)

February 04, 2021 - 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 fraud".

Germany: Toki Hall

January 27, 2021 - Application for the appointment of a Commissioner to collect evidence from Wells Fargo Bank - pursuant to a request for judicial assistance from Germany - for a criminal investigation into "unknown subjects for fraud", one or more of whom used the name "Toki S. Hall".

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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.