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USA v. 'PetroSaudi v. PDVSA' Arbitration Funds: Forfeiture Complaint

September 16, 2020 - Forfeiture Complaint regarding "assets involved in and traceable to an international conspiracy to, among other things, launder money misappropriated from 1Malaysia Development Berhad ("1MDB"), a strategic investment and development company wholly-owned by the government of Malaysia" in USA v. All Funds Held in Escrow by Clyde & Co. in the United Kingdom as Damages for Restitution in 'PetroSaudi Oil Services (Venezuela) Ltd. v. PDVSA Servicios S.A. et al' UNCITRAL Arbitration at the U. S. District Court for the Central District of California.

USA v. Nickie Mali Lum Davis: Plea Agreement

August 31, 2020 - Plea Agreement regarding the defendant's "work on behalf of a foreign national and a foreign minister for the purpose of lobbying the Administration of the President of the United States and the United States Department of Justice to drop an investigation into the foreign national and arrange for the removal and return of a separate foreign national to a foreign nation" in USA v. Nickie Mali Lum Davis at the U. S. District Court for the District of Hawaii.

USA v. Herbalife Nutrition Ltd.: Criminal Information

August 28, 2020 - Criminal Information alleging conspiracy to violate the Foreign Corrupt Practices Act involving China in USA v. Herbalife Nutrition Ltd., a Cayman Islands company whose shares are listed on the New York Stock Exchange, at the U. S. District Court for the Southern District of New York.

Herbalife Nutrition Ltd.: $67.3M Penalties

August 28, 2020 - Administrative Order imposing penalties totaling $67.3 million on Herbalife Nutrition Ltd., described as "a direct selling company incorporated in the Cayman Islands with headquarters in the United States" whose shares are listed on the New York Stock Exchange, for violations of the Foreign Corrupt Practices Act involving Herbalife China, before the U. S. Securities and Exchange Commission.

USA v. Roberto Heinert: Criminal Information

August 27, 2020 - Criminal Information alleging conspiracy to commit money laundering regarding an alleged bribery scheme involving Ecuador and violations of the Foreign Corrupt Practices Act in USA v. Roberto Heinert, a dual citizen of Ecuador and the USA, at the U. S. District Court for the Southern District of Florida.

Br-Island Responsible Development Ltd. v. Michael Wiener: Discovery Application

August 25, 2020 - Application by Br-Island Responsible Development, Ltd., of the Bahamas, to take discovery from Michael Wiener, described as a resident of Los Angeles County, California, regarding suspected "malfeasance or corruption" for use in a contemplated legal proceeding in the Bahamas involving 4M Harbour Island Ltd., filed at the U. S. District Court for the Central District of California.

USA v. Herbalife Nutrition Ltd.: Deferred Prosecution Agreement

August 24, 2020 - Deferred Prosecution Agreement regarding "a scheme to falsify books and records and provide corrupt payments and benefits to Chinese government officials" in USA v. Herbalife Nutrition Ltd., of the Cayman Islands, at the U. S. District Court for the Southern District of New York.

USA v. Nickie Mali Lum Davis: Criminal Information

August 17, 2020 - Criminal Information regarding the "lobbying of the President of the United States, his Administration and the United States Department of Justice to drop the investigation of Foreign National A for his role in the embezzlement of billions of dollars from 1Malaysia Development Berhad" in USA v. Nickie Mali Lum Davis at the U. S. District Court for the District of Hawaii.

USA v. Margaret Cole et al: Criminal Indictment

August 13, 2020 - Criminal Indictment alleging violations of the Foreign Corrupt Practices Act involving "a criminal scheme to offer and pay bribes to Ugandan judges, Ugandan welfare officers, and other Ugandan officials to corruptly procure adoptions of Ugandan children" in USA v. Margaret Cole, of Ohio; Debra Parris, and Dorah Mirembe, of Uganda, at the U. S. District Court for the Northern District of Ohio.

USA v. Jose Morely Chocron et al: Criminal Indictment

August 06, 2020 - Criminal Indictment alleging money laundering conspiracy involving "the purported proceeds of bribes paid to Brazilian public officials" in USA v. Jose Morely Chocron, Isaac Schachtel, and Alfredo Lichoa at the U. S. District Court for the Southern District of New York.

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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.