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USA moves to bar trial evidence that 'bribes are a custom' in Barbados

August 12, 2019 - Former Barbados Government Minister Donville Inniss should be precluded from introducing evidence at his upcoming money laundering trial in New York that "bribes are a custom or practice in Barbados", the United States has argued. The alleged scheme involved insurers BF&M, of Bermuda, and Insurance Corporation of Barbados.

Bruce Blake et al: Press Release - Criminal Charges

August 08, 2019 - Press Release by the Cayman Islands Anti-Corruption Commission regarding criminal charges of corruption, false accounting, and money laundering against Bruce Blake and Canover Watson, both former senior officials with the Cayman Islands Football Association.

Freestream Aircraft (Bermuda) Ltd. et al v. Husch Blackwell LLP et al: Complaint

August 02, 2019 - Complaint alleging fraud regarding a Cayman Islands-registered Airbus A319-115 aircraft and involving "a group of entities registered in the British Virgin Islands whose principal resides in Burkina Faso" in Brinley Holdings Inc., of Panama, and Freestream Aircraft (Bermuda) Ltd., of Bermuda v. Husch Blackwell LLP, a law firm domiciled in Delaware, based in Missouri, and Michael A. Cosby, of Missouri, at the U. S. District Court for the Northern District of Illinois.

USA v. Donville Inniss et al: Second Superseding Indictment

August 01, 2019 - Second Superseding Indictment for money laundering regarding an alleged bribery scheme that, inter alia, involved Insurance Corporation of Barbados Ltd., of Barbados, and BF&M Ltd., of Bermuda, in USA v. Donville Inniss, described as a former Member of Parliament and Minister of Industry, International Business, Commerce and Small Business Development in Barbados; Ingrid Innes, described as a citizen of Canada and resident of Barbados, and Alex Tasker, described as a citizen and resident of Barbados, at the U. S. District Court for the Eastern District of New York.

Schahin Holdings SA et al: Chapter 15 Petition

July 26, 2019 - Chapter 15 Petition for Recognition of a Foreign Main Proceeding in Brazil by Osana Mendonça, as the Foreign Representative of Schahin Holdings SA, Base Engenharia e Serviços de Petróleo e Gás SA, a.k.a. Schahin Engenharia SA; Schahin Empreendimentos Imobiliarios Ltda, Schahin Securitizadora de Créditos Financeiros SA, Schahin Desenvolimento Imobiliários SA, Companhia Schahin de Ativos, MTS Participações SA, Satasch Participações Ltda, and Deep Black Drilling LLP, at the U. S. Bankruptcy Court for the Southern District of Florida. It is alleged in the petition that the Schahin Group was involved in a bribery scheme involving companies in several jurisdictions, including Austria, Bermuda, the British Virgin Islands, Panama, Uruguay, and the USA.

Laura Zuniga Caceres et al v. Hancock Whitney Bank: Discovery Application

July 17, 2019 - Ex Parte Application by Laura Zuniga Caceres, Bertha Zuniga Caceres, and Salvador Zuniga Caceres to take discovery from Hancock Whitney Bank for use in criminal proceedings in Honduras against Roberto David Castillo Mejia for suspected murder, filed at the U. S. District Court for the Southern District of Mississippi.

Alejandro Toledo Manrique: Extradition Complaint

July 17, 2019 - Complaint to extradite Alejandro Toledo Manrique, a former president of Peru, from the USA to Peru to face allegations of soliciting and receiving a $20 million bribe from Constructora Norberto Odebrecht SA regarding the Peru-Brazil Southern lnteroceanic Highway Project and laundering it "through various companies and offshore accounts", including those in Costa Rica, England, Israel, and Switzerland, filed at the U. S. District Court for the Northern District of California.

$79M judgment against former soccer executive Jack Warner

July 10, 2019 - A judgment for $79 million was entered yesterday at federal court in New York against Trinidad and Tobago-based Jack Warner, a former Vice President of FIFA, which governs world soccer.

CONCACAF v. Jack Warner: Judgment Order

July 09, 2019 - Judgment in the amount of $79 million in The Confederation of North, Central American and Caribbean Association Football, a.k.a. CONCACAF v. Austin Jack Warner, of Trinidad and Tobago, a former Vice President of FIFA, at the U. S. District Court for the Eastern District of New York.

Tim Leissner: Life Ban

July 03, 2019 - News Release by the Hong Kong Securities and Futures Commission regarding a life ban against Tim Leissner, described as "a former responsible officer of Goldman Sachs (Asia) LLC", for his involvement with 1Malaysia Development Berhad, a.k.a. 1MDB.

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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.