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Mutual Legal Assistance Treaty requests for Judicial Assistance in the USA for Foreign Criminal Investigations.

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Portugal: Bank of America (2021)

July 14, 2021 - Application for the appointment of a Commissioner to collect evidence from Bank of America - pursuant to a request for judicial assistance from Portugal - for use in a criminal investigation into "unknown subjects for fraud, illegal access, and forgery".

Costa Rica: Oscar Stib Porras Centeno

June 22, 2021 - Application for the appointment of a Commissioner to collect evidence from Amazon - pursuant to a request for judicial assistance from Costa Rica - for a criminal investigation into Oscar Stib Porras Centeno for suspected fraud.

Turkey: Wells Fargo Bank

June 08, 2021 - Application for the appointment of a Commissioner to collect evidence from Wells Fargo Bank - pursuant to a request for judicial assistance from Turkey - for a criminal investigation into "unknown subject(s) for benefiting through the misuse of bank or credit cards".

Portugal: PNC Bank et al

June 01, 2021 - Application for the appointment of a Commissioner to collect evidence from PNC Bank, N.A. and First Tennessee Bank, N.A. - pursuant to a request for judicial assistance from Portugal - for a criminal investigation into fraud and money laundering.

Czech Republic: Jana Amba Cervena

May 24, 2021 - Application for the appointment of a Commissioner to collect evidence from Cannon Federal Credit Union - pursuant to a request for judicial assistance from the Czech Republic - for a criminal investigation into Jana Amba Cervena for suspected money laundering.

Switzerland: Fifth Third Bank

May 12, 2021 - Application for the appointment of a Commissioner to collect evidence from Fifth Third Bank - pursuant to a request for judicial assistance from Switzerland - for a criminal investigation into "unknown subject(s) for fraud, computer fraud, unauthorized obtaining of data, and damage to data".

Liechtenstein: Manfred Fent et al

May 11, 2021 - Application for the appointment of a Commissioner to collect evidence from JPMorgan Chase Bank - pursuant to a request for judicial assistance from Liechtenstein - for a criminal investigation into Manfred Fent, Franco Seren Gay, Gerald Hoop, Robert Seaman III, Monument Group AG and Monument Foundation for "serious fraud, money laundering, and related offenses".

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.

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