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Portugal: 1&1 Ionos Inc. ('David Peterson')

March 27, 2020 - Application for the appointment of a Commissioner to collect evidence from 1&1 Ionos Inc. - pursuant to a request for judicial assistance from Portugal - for a criminal investigation into "unknown suspect(s) going by the name David Peterson" for suspected fraud.

Hungary: JPMorgan Chase Bank

March 27, 2020 - Application for the appointment of a Commissioner to collect evidence from JPMorgan Chase Bank - pursuant to a request for judicial assistance from Hungary - for a criminal investigation into "unknown subjects for fraud" committed against companies in China and Hungary.

Nigeria v. Citibank et al: Discovery Application

March 25, 2020 - Application by the Republic of Nigeria to take discovery from Citibank, N.A., Allied Irish Banks, HSBC Bank USA, Standard New York, Inc., Deutsche Bank Trust Company Americas, J.P. Morgan Chase, United Bank for Africa, Bank of Cyprus, Fortis Private Banking Singapore Limited., and Standard Chartered International (USA) Ltd. for use in "criminal investigations" in Nigeria regarding "a fraudulent scheme to defraud FRN of almost $10 billion ... carried out by Process & Industrial Developments Limited, a British Virgin Islands shell entity with no technical capabilities, virtually no employees, and no demonstrable financial resources", filed at the U. S. District Court for the Southern District of New York.

Portugal: 1&1 Ionos Inc. (€17,298 Fraud)

March 24, 2020 - Application for the appointment of a Commissioner to collect evidence from 1&1 Ionos Inc. - pursuant to a request for judicial assistance from Portugal - for use in a criminal investigation into "unknown suspect(s) for fraud".

Newbrook Shipping Corporation et al v. Global Marketing Systems Inc. et al: Discovery Application

March 24, 2020 - Application by Newbrook Shipping Corporation, of the Netherlands, and Falcon Confidence Shipping Ltd., of Liberia, to take discovery from Global Marketing Systems Inc. and Anil F. Sharma, both of Maryland, for use in legal proceedings in Nevis and South Africa, filed at the U. S. District Court for the Northern District of Maryland.

Ecuador: Marcelo Espin Cunha et al

March 24, 2020 - Application for the appointment of a Commissioner to collect evidence from Wells Fargo Bank - pursuant to a request for judicial assistance from Ecuador - for a criminal investigation into Marcelo Antonio Espin Cunha, Maria Sol Larrea Sanchez, and Carlos Ricardo Espin Cunha for suspected money laundering.

Kosovo: Marijan Komani et al

March 20, 2020 - Application for the appointment of a Commissioner to collect evidence from Security Pacific National Bank and American Express - pursuant to a request for judicial assistance from Kosovo - for a criminal investigation into "Marijan Komani, Velizar Marusic, Atnan Qovanaj, and others, for participation in an organized criminal group, issuing false checks, computer intrusion, and money laundering".

Turkey: Bank of America

March 19, 2020 - Application for the appointment of a Commissioner to collect evidence from Bank of America - pursuant to a request for judicial assistance from Turkey - for a criminal investigation into "unknown subject(s) for Quantified Theft by Deception".

Germany: Trimed Technology AG

March 19, 2020 - Application for the appointment of a Commissioner to collect evidence from City National Bank - pursuant to a request for judicial assistance from Germany - for a criminal investigation into "unknown subjects for fraud" regarding the sale of shares in Trimed Technology AG, of Switzerland. Editor's Note: Research by OffshoreAlert showed that, in the Swiss Commercial Registry, the company currently has no managers and that previous managers have included Manuel Bernert, a citizen of Germany; Anastasia Anderson, a citizen of Russia, and Anton Josef Niederberger.

Belarus: First Interstate Bank in Montana

March 19, 2020 - Application for the appointment of a Commissioner to collect evidence from First Interstate Bank in Montana - pursuant to a request for judicial assistance from Belarus - for a criminal investigation into "unknown subjects" for suspected theft.

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