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Montenegro: Dragomir Nilević

January 13, 2021 - Application for the appointment of a Commissioner to collect evidence from University First Federal Credit Union, Gibraltar Private Bank & Trust Co., SCE Federal Credit Union, Guardian Credit Union, JHA Payment Processing Solutions, Goldenwest Federal Credit Union, ESL Federal Credit Union, Avadian Credit UnionNavy Federal Credit Union, CORE Credit Union, BrightStar Credit Union, Grow Financial Federal Credit Union, Coastal Federal Credit Union, Fort Lee Federal Credit Union, Olean Area Federal Credit Union, JPMorgan Chase Bank N.A., EFCU Financial Federal Credit Union, Insight Credit Union, A+ Federal Credit Union, P & G Mehoopany Employees Federal Credit Union, Truliant Federal Credit Union, The Bank of Missouri, F & A Federal Credit Union, Southwest Airlines Federal Credit Union, Sunrise Banks, National Association, Schlumberger Employees Credit Union, Piedmont Advantage Credit Union, First Financial Bankshares, Inc., IBERIABANK, Travis Credit Union, Generations Community Federal Credit Union, United Heritage Credit Union, Merco Credit Union, El Dorado Savings Bank, F.S.B., Dexsta Federal Credit Union, Nusenda Federal Credit Union, First Florida Credit Union, Andrews Federal Credit Union, Knoxville TVA Employees Credit Union, Summit Credit Union, Dime Bank, Max Credit Union, Elements Financial Federal Credit Union, Las Colinas Federal Credit Union, Farmers Federal Credit Union, LESCO Federal Credit Union, Provident Credit Union, Firstlight Federal Credit Union, USF Federal Credit Union, Noble Federal Credit Union, CPM Federal Credit Union, Kinetic Credit Union, Five Star Credit Union, Golden Plains Credit Union, Bank of America, Arkansas Federal Credit Union, Gulf Coast Educators Federal Credit Union, Allied Federal Credit Union, American Eagle Financial Credit Union, CoastHills Credit Union, Resource One Credit Union, Envision Credit Union, True Sky Credit Union, Inova Federal Credit Union, APCO Employees Credit Union, Srp Federal Credit Union, Family Security Credit Union, Clark County Credit Union, S&T Bank, Corning Federal Credit Union, Affinity Federal Credit Union, Dort Federal Credit Union, Farmers Bank and Trust Company, Columbia Credit Union, The University National Bank of Lawrence, J.S.C. Federal Credit Union, Palmetto Citizens Federal Credit Union, Valley First Credit Union, Firefighters First Credit Union, NUCOR Employee's Credit Union, Jefferson Bank, Allegacy Federal Credit Union, American Airlines Federal Credit Union, Servisfirst Bank, Wells Fargo Bank, Anheuser-Busch Employees' Credit Union, Granite Federal Credit Union, 121 Financial Credit Union, Gulf Winds Credit Union, RTN Federal Credit Union, La Joya Area Federal Credit Union, Doco Credit Union, and Fairwinds Credit Union - pursuant to a request for judicial assistance from Montenegro - for use in a criminal investigation into Dragomir Nilevic for suspected "counterfeiting and misuse of credit and debit cards".

Lithuania: Darius Vitkus

November 19, 2020 - Complaint to extradite Darius Vitkus, described as "the sole owner and shareholder Gvidonas UAB", from the USA to Lithuania to face charges of fraud, forgery, misappropriation, tax evasion, and theft.

Poland: Witold Grzebicki et al

September 14, 2020 - Application for the appointment of a Commissioner to collect evidence - pursuant to a request for judicial assistance from Poland - for a criminal investigation into Witold Antoni Grzebicki and Marek Glogowski for suspected forgery and fraud.

Paul Deighton: Disqualified Director

August 11, 2020 - Notice by the Isle of Man Financial Services Authority that Paul Deighton has received a 12-year Disqualification. Editor's Note: In December, 2019, Deighton was sentenced to four years and nine months in prison after being convicted of swindling his clients out of nearly £700,000 in a fraudulent investment scheme via his company, Haven Administration Limited, according to a news article by the Isle of Man Examiner.

Poland: New York State Department of Health

August 03, 2020 - Application for the appointment of a Commissioner to collect evidence from the New York State Department of Health - pursuant to a request for judicial assistance from Poland - for a criminal investigation into an "unknown subject(s) for forgery".

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".

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