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Dundee Pikco Ltd.: Chapter 15 Petition

January 20, 2020 - Chapter 15 Petition for Recognition of a Foreign Main Proceeding in England and Wales by Michael Thomas, of THM Partners, as the Foreign Representatives of Dundee Pikco Ltd., whose subsidiaries include those in the Cayman Islands and Dubai, at the U. S. Bankruptcy Court for the District of Delaware.

Equity Power Fund: Shareholder Letter (January 17, 2020)

January 17, 2020 - Shareholder Letter by the Board of Directors of LFP I SICAV SIF S.A., of Luxembourg, providing an update into an investigation into Equity Power Fund for suspected fraud.

Kestrel Insurance Services Ltd.: Civil Penalty

January 17, 2020 - Public Statement announcing the imposition of a civil penalty against insurance broker Kestrel Insurance Services Limited, whose directors during the relevant period were identified as Alan Burrows, Kate Burrows, and Paul Coniglio-Burrows. Research by OffshoreAlert showed that, in its 2019 annual return with the Isle of Man Government, the company's shareholders were identified as Beacon Holdings Ltd., of the Isle of Man; Mark Burrows, of the Isle of Man; Alan Burrows, and Paul Coniglio-Burrows.

IIG Global Trade Finance Fund Ltd.: Chapter 15 Petition

January 17, 2020 - Chapter 15 Petition for Recognition of a Foreign Main Proceeding in the Cayman Islands by Alexander Lawson and Christopher Kennedy, of Alvarez and Marsal Cayman Islands Ltd., as the Foreign Representatives of IIG Global Trade Finance Fund Ltd. (in Official Liquidation), at the U. S. Bankruptcy Court for the Southern District of New York.

Fraud charges filed over Cayman firm's $30M ICO

January 17, 2020 - Criminal and regulatory charges alleging fraud have been brought in New Jersey against Canadian Boaz Manor and Israeli attorney Edith Pardo regarding a $30 million Initial Coin Offering by BCT Inc. SEZC, of the Cayman Islands.

USA v. Boaz Manor et al: Criminal Indictment

January 17, 2020 - Criminal Indictment alleging fraud involving an Initial Coin Offering in USA v. Boaz Manor, of Canada, and Edith Pardo, a.k.a. Edith Pardo Mehler, a.k.a. Edith Mehler, at the U. S. District Court for the District of New Jersey.

SEC v. Boaz Manor et al: Complaint

January 17, 2020 - Complaint alleging fraud involving a $30 million Initial Coin Offering in U. S. Securities and Exchange Commission v. Boaz Manor, a.k.a. Shaun MacDonald, of Toronto, Canada; Edith Pardo, a.k.a. Edith Pardo Mehler, a.k.a. Edith Mehler, of Bloomfield, New Jersey; CG Blockchain, Inc., of New York, NY, and BCT Inc. SECZ, formerly known as BCT Inc., of the Cayman Islands, at the U. S. District Court for the District of New Jersey.

USA v. Tomas Services: Forfeiture Complaint

January 16, 2020 - Forfeiture Complaint regarding funds in an account in the name of Tomas Services at HSBC Bank Plc, in Ilford, England, that are believed to be the proceeds of fraud regarding the sale of a helicopter over the Internet in USA v. £36,201 at the U. S. District Court for the Eastern District of Pennsylvania.

Jeffrey Cooley: Sentencing Announcement

January 16, 2020 - News Release by the United States Department of Justice announcing the sentencing for filing a false tax return of Jeffrey Cooley, described as an owner of Southpac Trust (BVI) Limited.

USA v. Donville Inniss: Finding of Guilt

January 16, 2020 - News Release from the United States Department of Justice announcing that Donville Inniss, described as a "Former Member of Barbados Parliament and Minister of Industry", has been "found guilty" for his role in a bribery scheme that, as previously reported by OffshoreAlert, involved insurers Insurance Corporation of Barbados Ltd., of Barbados, and BF&M Ltd., of Bermuda, which was the majority shareholder of ICBL.

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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.