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Xenfin Fund 1 Trading Ltd.: Chapter 15 Petition

January 26, 2021 - Chapter 15 Petition for Recognition of a Foreign Main Proceeding in Guernsey by Matthew Wright, Benjamin Rhodes, and James Toynton, as the Foreign Representatives of Xenfin Fund 1 Trading Limited (in Voluntary Liquidation), which "served as a special purpose vehicle to invest in real estate in the United States and around the world" and is "wholly owned by GFG Funds PCC Limited (in Voluntary Liquidation)", of Guernsey, at the U. S. Bankruptcy Court for the Southern District of New York.

Germany: Hamdi Kocoktepe et al

January 26, 2021 - Application for the appointment of a Commissioner to collect evidence from First Citizens Bank and Trust Co. - pursuant to a request for judicial assistance from Germany - for a criminal investigation into Hamdi Kocoktepe, described as a "German attorney"; Afnan Qovanaj, and Wincash AG for suspected money laundering.

Poland: Eugeniusz Karczewski

January 19, 2021 - Application for the appointment of a Commissioner to collect evidence from the Bank of America - pursuant to a request for judicial assistance from Poland - for a criminal investigation into Eugeniusz Karczewski for suspected fraud.

CommScope Holding Company Inc. et al v. Siemens Canada Ltd.: Discovery Application

January 15, 2021 - Application by CommScope Holding Company, Inc., CommScope Inc., ARRIS US Holdings Inc., Ruckus Wireless Inc., Hewlett Packard Enterprise Company, Aruba Networks LLC, and NETGEAR Inc. to take discovery from Siemens Canada Limited for use in proceedings before the U.S. International Trade Commission involving Q3 Networking LLC, filed at the U. S. District Court for the District of Columbia.

Daniel Snyder v. Verizon Communications Inc.: Discovery Application

January 15, 2021 - Application by Daniel Snyder, described as "a businessman and philanthropist best known for his majority ownership of the Washington Football Team", to take discovery from Verizon Communications Inc. regarding "customer" John A. Moag, Jr., described as "the principal of Moag & Co. LLC, a boutique sports investment banking firm that was engaged by the minority owners of the Washington Football Team", for use in legal proceedings in India in which Snyder has alleged defamation for "a series of false and defamatory “news” articles ... accusing Petitioner of sexual misconduct, such as involvement in sex trafficking, and a purported affiliation with sexual predator Jeffrey Epstein", filed at the U. S. District Court for the District of New Jersey.

Montenegro: Dragomir Nilević

January 13, 2021 - Application for the appointment of a Commissioner to collect evidence from University First Federal Credit Union, Gibraltar Private Bank & Trust Co., SCE Federal Credit Union, Guardian Credit Union, JHA Payment Processing Solutions, Goldenwest Federal Credit Union, ESL Federal Credit Union, Avadian Credit UnionNavy Federal Credit Union, CORE Credit Union, BrightStar Credit Union, Grow Financial Federal Credit Union, Coastal Federal Credit Union, Fort Lee Federal Credit Union, Olean Area Federal Credit Union, JPMorgan Chase Bank N.A., EFCU Financial Federal Credit Union, Insight Credit Union, A+ Federal Credit Union, P & G Mehoopany Employees Federal Credit Union, Truliant Federal Credit Union, The Bank of Missouri, F & A Federal Credit Union, Southwest Airlines Federal Credit Union, Sunrise Banks, National Association, Schlumberger Employees Credit Union, Piedmont Advantage Credit Union, First Financial Bankshares, Inc., IBERIABANK, Travis Credit Union, Generations Community Federal Credit Union, United Heritage Credit Union, Merco Credit Union, El Dorado Savings Bank, F.S.B., Dexsta Federal Credit Union, Nusenda Federal Credit Union, First Florida Credit Union, Andrews Federal Credit Union, Knoxville TVA Employees Credit Union, Summit Credit Union, Dime Bank, Max Credit Union, Elements Financial Federal Credit Union, Las Colinas Federal Credit Union, Farmers Federal Credit Union, LESCO Federal Credit Union, Provident Credit Union, Firstlight Federal Credit Union, USF Federal Credit Union, Noble Federal Credit Union, CPM Federal Credit Union, Kinetic Credit Union, Five Star Credit Union, Golden Plains Credit Union, Bank of America, Arkansas Federal Credit Union, Gulf Coast Educators Federal Credit Union, Allied Federal Credit Union, American Eagle Financial Credit Union, CoastHills Credit Union, Resource One Credit Union, Envision Credit Union, True Sky Credit Union, Inova Federal Credit Union, APCO Employees Credit Union, Srp Federal Credit Union, Family Security Credit Union, Clark County Credit Union, S&T Bank, Corning Federal Credit Union, Affinity Federal Credit Union, Dort Federal Credit Union, Farmers Bank and Trust Company, Columbia Credit Union, The University National Bank of Lawrence, J.S.C. Federal Credit Union, Palmetto Citizens Federal Credit Union, Valley First Credit Union, Firefighters First Credit Union, NUCOR Employee's Credit Union, Jefferson Bank, Allegacy Federal Credit Union, American Airlines Federal Credit Union, Servisfirst Bank, Wells Fargo Bank, Anheuser-Busch Employees' Credit Union, Granite Federal Credit Union, 121 Financial Credit Union, Gulf Winds Credit Union, RTN Federal Credit Union, La Joya Area Federal Credit Union, Doco Credit Union, and Fairwinds Credit Union - pursuant to a request for judicial assistance from Montenegro - for use in a criminal investigation into Dragomir Nilevic for suspected "counterfeiting and misuse of credit and debit cards".

Union Bank of India (UK) Ltd. v. Wells Fargo Bank NA: Discovery Application

January 07, 2021 - Application by Union Bank of India (UK) Ltd., of England, to take discovery from Wells Fargo Bank N.A. for use in legal proceedings in England and Wales against Badrinarayanan Kothandaraman, a.k.a. Badri Kasturi, described as a citizen of India, and Satyan Katsuri, described as "an Australian citizen and an Overseas Citizen of India", for "fraud and liability under personal guarantees" totaling $6 million involving EnviroMax Pellets Inc., of Delaware, filed at the U. S. District Court for the Southern District of New York.

Food Delivery Holding 12 Sarl v. DeWitty and Associates CHTD: Discovery Application

January 06, 2021 - Application by Food Delivery Holding 12 Sarl, of Luxembourg, to take discovery from DeWitty and Associates CHTD "for use in an international arbitration brought by Mr. Ebrahim Al-Jassim against FDH (and two other respondents) pursuant to the arbitration rules of the Dubai International Finance Centre-London Court of International Arbitration", filed at the U. S. District Court for the District of Columbia.

Zim Integrated Shipping Services Ltd. v. M/V Seroja Lima: Amended Discovery Application

January 04, 2021 - Amended Ex Parte Emergency Application by Zim Integrated Shipping Services Ltd. to take discovery from the Master of the M/V Seroja Lima, described as being flagged in Panama and owned by "Leo Ocean/Tokei Kaiun which were and are business entities organized and existing under the laws of Panama and Japan respectively", for use in "foreign and international legal proceedings soon to be commenced against and also by Zim", filed at the U. S. District Court for the Southern District of Florida.

Evenstar Master Fund SPC et al v. Jing Cao Mo: Discovery Application

December 24, 2020 - Application by Evenstar Master Fund SPC and Evenstar Special Situations Limited, both of the Cayman Islands, to take discovery from Jing Cao Mo for use in legal proceedings in the Cayman Islands alleging "self-dealing" by her husband, Vincent Mo, filed at the U. S. District Court for the District of Nevada.

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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.