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Belgium v. Levi Dewaegenaere et al: Criminal Judgment

June 30, 2020 - Judgment in Belgium v. Levi Emmerik Adelin Dewaegenaere and Wouter Adrianus van Loon at the Criminal Court of Appeal, Antwerp, Belgium.

Sint Maarten: Edward O’Neal Arrindell

June 25, 2020 - Application for the appointment of a Commissioner to collect evidence from First Federal Bank - pursuant to a request for judicial assistance from Sint Maarten - for a criminal investigation into Edward O’Neal Arrindell and others for suspected bribery, forgery, money laundering, and tax fraud, including participation in "a criminal scheme to bribe a Member of the Sint Maarten Parliament".

Novartis AG: $112M Penalties

June 25, 2020 - Administrative Order imposing penalties against Novartis AG, described as a Switzerland-based "global provider of pharmaceutical and healthcare products", for "improper activities", including "improper payments", "forged contracts", and "false books and records", involving its subsidiaries and affiliates in Greece, Singapore, South Korea, and Vietnam, before the U. S. Securities and Exchange Commission.

Poland: J.A. Gonsalves & Son Construction, Inc. et al

February 13, 2020 - Application for the appointment of a Commissioner to collect evidence from Bank of Marin and J.A. Gonsalves & Son Construction, Inc. - pursuant to a request for judicial assistance from Poland - for a criminal investigation into suspected fraud and forgery.

Romania: Gigi-Vadik Zavera et al

January 13, 2020 - Application for the appointment of a Commissioner to collect evidence from Bank of America, Citibank, and First Federal Savings Bank - pursuant to a request for judicial assistance from Romania - for a criminal investigation into Gigi-Vadik Zavera, Cornel Pana, and Gabriel Soreav for suspected "setting up an organized crime group, computer intrusion, performance of fraudulent financial operations, illegal operations with information devices or software, counterfeiting bonds or payment instruments, circulation of counterfeited securities, and possession of tools used for the counterfeit of securities".

Chapter 4 Corp. v. Gibson Brands Inc.: Discovery Application

December 23, 2019 - Application by Chapter 4 Corp., d.b.a. Supreme, to take discovery from Gibson Brands Inc. for use in "international trademark proceedings in France and the European Union Intellectual Property Office against a Swiss company that is engaged in counterfeiting and trademark infringement, Supreme Italfigo SAGL", filed at the U. S. District Court for the Middle District of Tennessee.

Phillip Sean McCarthy: Disqualified Director

December 20, 2019 - Notice by the Isle of Man Financial Services Authority regarding the Director Disqualification of Phillip Sean McCarthy.

Poland: Robert Mega et al

December 11, 2019 - Application for the appointment of a Commissioner to collect evidence - pursuant to a request for judicial assistance from Poland - for a criminal investigation into Robert Gabriel Mega and Stefan Andrei Mega for suspected forgery and fraud.

Isle of Man FSA v. Phillip Sean McCarthy: Judgment

November 28, 2019 - Judgment imposing a Disqualification in Isle of Man Financial Services Authority v. Phillip Sean McCarthy at the Isle of Man High Court.

Shervin Pishevar v. Marcus Baram: Discovery Application

October 31, 2019 - Application by Shervin Pishevar, described as the "co-founder of Sherpa Capital, a leading venture capital firm", which is based in San Francisco, CA, to take discovery from Marcus Baram, described as "a Senior News Editor at Fast Company in New York", for use in "contemplated criminal and civil proceedings" in the United Kingdom against the unknown alleged "Forger" of a British police report, filed 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.