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Corrupt Antiguan ex-regulator Leroy King admits receiving bribes of $500K from fraudster Allen Stanford

February 10, 2020 - Corrupt ex-Antigua financial regulator Leroy King, 74, faces up to five years in prison in the US after admitting receiving over $500,000 in cash and tickets to two Super Bowls from $7 billion fraudster Allen Stanford in return for turning a blind eye to his activities and obstructing an investigation by the SEC

Sint Maarten: Michael Dijkhoffz et al

February 04, 2020 - Application for the appointment of a Commissioner to collect evidence from Bank of America regarding Cyprus Enterprises LLC, Global Hardware Resellers LLC, and US Caribbean Export LLC - pursuant to a request for judicial assistance from Sint Maarten - for a criminal investigation into Michael Dijkhoffz and others for suspected "money laundering and abuse of power by a civil servant".

Serious Fraud Office v. Airbus SE: Judgment

January 31, 2020 - Judgment approving a Deferred Prosecution Agreement and imposing a "total financial sanction" of €990,963,712 for suspected bribery in Director of the Serious Fraud Office v. Airbus SE at the Crown Court, in Southwark, England.

Kuwait Ports Authority v. Citibank et al: Discovery Application

January 27, 2020 - Ex Parte Application by Kuwait Ports Authority to take discovery from Citibank and E-Trade Financial Corporation for use in "impending litigation" in the Cayman Islands regarding "fraud and other wrongdoing related to KPA's investments in and business dealings with: (1) KGL Investment Company KSCC; and (2) the private equity fund, The Port Fund L.P." estimated at "hundreds of millions of dollars", filed at the U. S. District Court for the Southern District of New York.

USA v. Leroy King: Plea Agreement

January 20, 2020 - Plea Agreement in which the defendant admits receiving $500,000 in bribes and tickets to two Super Bowls to obstruct an SEC investigation into $7 billion investment fraudster Allen Stanford in USA v. Leroy King, a former CEO of the Financial Services Regulatory Commission, of Antigua and Barbuda, at the U. S. District Court for the Southern District of Texas.

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.

Eli Sabag v. Marion County Community Corrections et al: Discovery Application

December 31, 2019 - Application by Israeli national Eli Sabag to take discovery from Marion County Community Corrections and John Deiter for use in "an intended criminal complaint" in the United Kingdom against German national Lars Windhorst for suspected fraud and bribery regarding the sale of Israel's GPS Global Tracking & Surveillance System Ltd. to Track Group Inc., of Illinois, filed at the U. S. District Court for the Southern District of Indiana. Editor's Note: This application was filed under seal on December 31st, 2019 and unsealed on February 11th, 2020.

Mauricio Mota v. Colorado Investment Holdings LLC: Discovery Application

December 27, 2019 - Application by Mauricio Mota to take discovery from Colorado Investment Holdings LLC, formerly known as Blessed Holdings LLC, for use in legal proceedings in Brazil styled as 'Maurício Jorge Pereira de Mota v. Joesley Mendonça Batista, et al' regarding "a massive and widely-reported corruption and bribery scandal", filed at the U. S. District Court for the District of Delaware.

Briton David Rae pleads guilty to money laundering in US

December 27, 2019 - U.K. national David Rae, who was exposed by OffshoreAlert in 2012 for his role in a £100 million investment fraud by Cayman Islands-domiciled Axiom Legal Financing Fund, has pleaded guilty to money laundering in New Jersey regarding unrelated health care fraud schemes.

USA v. David Rae: Forfeiture Judgment

December 19, 2019 - Consent Judgment of Forfeiture and Preliminary Order of Forfeiture regarding, but not limited to, funds at ANZ Bank, in New Zealand, in the name of Sympatic Global Solutions LP and at Hong Kong & Shanghai Bank, in Hong Kong, in the name of Cargill Consulting Ltd. in USA v. David Rae, a citizen of the United Kingdom, at the U. S. District Court for the District of New Jersey.

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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.