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Rationale Asset Management Plc et al: 'Winding Up' Announcement

January 21, 2021 - Press Release by the Insolvency Service, in the United Kingdom, announcing that Rationale Asset Management Plc, Value Asset Management Plc, and Merydion Corporation Limited, which were involved in "property investments", have been "wound up in the public interest".

UAE 'gold supplier' SION Trading sued for '$5M fraud'

January 21, 2021 - UAE-domiciled purported gold supplier SION Trading FZE, which has been implicated in several fraudulent schemes, including a cryptocurrency scam involving Bermuda-based Arbitrade, is being sued in Utah along with individuals and companies in or from Barbados, Canada, England, Panama, St. Lucia, and the USA for allegedly perpetrating a $5 million 'advance fee' scam.

Blackbird Capital LLC v. SION Trading FZE et al: Complaint

January 20, 2021 - Complaint alleging fraud in Blackbird Capital LLC, of Iowa v. Worth Group Capital LLC, of Wyoming; Justin Ely, of Utah; Halls Law Office, of Idaho; Scotia International of Nevada, Inc., of Utah; Sion Trading FZE, of Ras Al Khaimah, in the United Arab Emirates; Max Warren Barber, of Utah; NaPo Limited, described as "a company located and incorporated in Bridgetown, Barbados, and Saint Lucia"; Nikolas Korakianitis, described as a citizen of Canada; GT Foundation, described as "a private interest foundation founded in Panama City, Panama" that "may have an office in London, England and/or New York", and Kumar Singh at the U. S. District Court for the District of Utah.

VTB Bank PJSC v. Mikhail Babel: $43M Judgment

January 20, 2021 - Judgment for $43 million in VTB Bank PJSC, of Russia v. Mikhail Aleksandrovich Babel, a.k.a. Michael Babel, described as a citizen of Russia, at the Supreme Court of the State of New York, County of Kings.

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.

Universal-Investment-Luxembourg SA: €45K Fine

January 18, 2021 - Public Notice by the Luxembourg CSSF that it has imposed a fine of €45,000 on Universal-Investment-Luxembourg S.A., described as an "investment fund manager", for regulatory breaches. Editor's Note: Research by OffshoreAlert showed that, in the Luxembourg Business Registry, Universal-Investment-Luxembourg S.A.'s principals are identified as Frank Eggloff, Markus Neubauer, Michael Reinhard, Matthias Muller, and Sean O'Driscoll, and on the website of Universal-Investment-Luxembourg S.A. at https://www.universal-investment.com/, it is stated that the company is "a wholly owned subsidiary of Universal-Investment-Gesellschaft mbH, Frankfurt am Main" and that the "Management Board of Universal-Investment Group" comprises Michael Reinhard, "Chief Executive Officer"; Stephan Scholl, "Chief Operational Officer"; Ian Lees, "Chief Financial Officer"; Frank Eggloff, "Chief Regulatory Officer", and Katja Müller, "Chief Customer Officer".

Eagle Hospitality Trust, Singapore et al: Chapter 11 Petition

January 18, 2021 - Chapter 11 Petition by ASAP Cayman Atlanta Hotel LLC, of the Cayman Islands; ASAP Cayman Denver Tech LLC, of the Cayman Islands; ASAP Cayman Salt Lake City Hotel LLC, of the Cayman Islands; ASAP Salt Lake City Hotel, LLC, of Singapore; Atlanta Hotel Holdings, LLC, of Singapore; CI Hospitality Investment, LLC, of the Cayman Islands; Eagle Hospitality Trust S1 Pte. Ltd., of Singapore; Eagle Hospitality Trust S2 Pte. Ltd., of Singapore; EHT Cayman Corp Ltd., of the Cayman Islands; EHT US1, Inc., of Delaware; 5151 Wiley Post Way, Salt Lake City, LLC, of Salt Lake City, Utah; Sky Harbor Atlanta Northeast, LLC, of Atlanta, Georgia; Sky Harbor Denver Holdco, LLC, of Singapore; Sky Harbor Denver Tech Center, LLC, of Greenwood Village, Colorado; UCCONT1, LLC, of Orlando, Florida; UCF 1, LLC, of Anaheim, California; UCHIDH, LLC, of Denver, Colorado; UCRDH, LLC, of Denver, Colorado; Urban Commons 4th Street A, LLC, of San Jose, California; Urban Commons Anaheim HI, LLC, of Anaheim, California; Urban Commons Bayshore A, LLC, of San Mateo, California; Urban Commons Cordova A, LLC, of Pasadena, California; Urban Commons Danbury A, LLC, of Danbury, Connecticut; Urban Commons Highway 111 A, LLC, of Palm Desert, California; Urban Commons Queensway, LLC, of Long Beach, California; Urban Commons Riverside Blvd., A, LLC, of Sacramento, California, and USHIL Holdco Member, LLC, of Singapore, at the U. S. Bankruptcy Court for the District of Delaware.

Xavier Rault: Disqualification

January 18, 2021 - Public Notice by the Mauritius Financial Services Commission that it has disqualified Xavier Rault for regulatory breaches.

Delphine Evelyne Marcelle Brouard Rault: Disqualification

January 18, 2021 - Public Notice by the Mauritius Financial Services Commission that it has disqualified Delphine Evelyne Marcelle Brouard Rault for regulatory breaches.

Capricorn Finance: License Revocation

January 18, 2021 - Public Notice by the Mauritius Financial Services Commission that it has revoked the "Investment Adviser (Restricted) Licence" of Capricorn Finance for regulatory breaches,

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UAE 'gold supplier' SION Trading sued for '$5M fraud'
UAE-domiciled purported gold supplier SION Trading FZE, which has been implicated in several fraudulent schemes, including a cryptocurrency scam involving Bermuda-based Arbitrade, is being sued in Utah along with individuals and companies in or from Barbados, Canada, England, Panama, St. Lucia, and the USA for allegedly perpetrating a $5 million 'advance fee' scam.
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