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CFTC v. John McAfee et al: Complaint

March 05, 2021 - Complaint alleging fraud involving cryptocurrencies in Commodity Futures Trading Commission v. John David McAfee and Jimmy Gale Watson, Jr. at the U. S. District Court for the Southern District of New York.

Fraudster Simon Hooper receives non-custodial sentence in England

March 03, 2021 - British serial fraudster Simon Hooper, 46, has received a non-custodial sentence in England for a scam involving British firm Rationale Investments Limited.

Providence Financial Investments Inc. et al: Trustee's Renewed Motion for Substantive Consolidation

March 02, 2021 - Trustee's Renewed Ex-Parte Motion for Substantive Consolidation of Debtors Only in re: Providence Financial Investments Inc. and Providence Fixed Income Fund LLC at the U. S. Bankruptcy Court for the Southern District of Florida.

Bernardo Rosental v. UBS Financial Services Inc. et al: Discovery Application

March 01, 2021 - Application by Bernardo Jose Rosental Grinberg, a citizen of Mexico, to take discovery from UBS Financial Services Inc., Morgan Stanley Smith Barney, LLC, d.b.a. Morgan Stanley Wealth Management, and Milade Kaik for use in legal proceedings in the Bahamas involving his "estranged wife", Judy Masri Diwan; his daughter, Ariéla Raquel Rosental Masri; the Estate of Jonathan Rosental Masri (deceased), Arimouse Corp., and Judapest Corp., filed at the U. S. District Court for the Southern District of Florida.

'I'm not a fraudster,' writes convicted fraudster Sencer Sevket

March 01, 2021 - Letter to the Editor from Sencer Sevket, a.k.a. Sendjer Shefket, a.k.a. Sencer Orhan - a convicted advance fee fraudster in England - demanding the removal of content from OffshoreAlert's website that he claims "falsely alleges me as a conman, fraudster, trickster" and threatening to sue us if we do not comply with his demand.

Rakesh Khatri v. Gain Bitcoin et al: Complaint

February 26, 2021 - Complaint alleging fraud involving cryptocurrencies in Rakesh Khatri, a citizen of the United States, individually and as assignee of Reshma Khatri, Abishek Raja, Amit Kushwaha, Anchit Singh, Arvind Singh Bajetha, Ashish Lal, Ashitosh Sampat Raje, Ashok Kumar, Bhagyesh Hanumante, Chakresh Jain, Dharmender Shera, Gagan Deep Joshi, Gaurav Chhabra, Girija Raman, Karthik Raman, Lalit Kumar, Lokesh Sharma, Mohamed Haneefa Kottayil, Mohit Malhotra, Mukesh Gupta, Navneet Bhalla, Nikhil Jadhav, Pritpal Singh, Raghavendra R. Athani, Sachin Chavhan, Sanchit Malik, Saurab Wadhera, Shyam Singh, Siddhant Jain, Vikash Bhagat, Yash Jain, Ismail Nadukkandyil, Aarjav Jain, Siddharth Jain, Sanjay Jain, Mayank Jain, Vivek Tiwari, Malthesha P, Shubham Gupta, Sandeep Grewal, Nitin Koshti, Abishek Chauhan, Amar Singh Chandel, Priyavardhini Venkatram, Ajay Singh, Rajbir, Moumita Das, Rajesh Mehra, P.C. Mahajan, Pooja Ahirwar, Albert Ahirwar, Rani Singh, Shyam Lal, Anjan Roy, Arvinder Pal Singh, Vipin Sahney, Arpit Jain, Mukul Gupta, Aman Singhal, Brijesh Soni, Mahesh Vittal Yadav, Aman Paharia, Sandeep Bhalla, Sanjay Ahlawat, Atul Bhalla, Deepak Kumar, Balkrishna Baburao Raje, Girija Silver, Gaurav Gupta, Skalyan, and Deepak Shukla, all citizens of India v. VariableTech Private Limited, d.b.a. Gain Bitcoin, of Singapore; Amaze Mining and Blockchain Research Ltd., of Hong Kong; GBMiners, Mineral Mining Limited Company, described as "a company located in the United Arab Emirates"; Sun & Sand Mining & Minerals Resource (UK) Limited, described as "a company located in England"; Coin Bank-Safe Bitcoin Wallet, ZebPay Exchange, a.k.a. Zebay, a.k.a. Zeb Pay, described as "a cryptocurrency exchange, virtual wallet, and/or wallet provider headquartered in Singapore with a registered office in Australia"; Amit Bhardwaj, Ajay Bhardwaj, and Hemant Bhope at the U. S. District Court for the Northern District of Indiana.

Sandra Parziale v. Patrick Nelson et al: Class Action Complaint

February 25, 2021 - Class Action Complaint alleging fraud in Sandra Parziale v. Patrick Nelson, of Orange County, California; Nelson Partners, LLC, of Utah; NP Skyloft ST, LLC, of Delaware; NP Skyloft JV, LLC, of Delaware; ACO Skyloft Manager, LLC, of Delaware; Axonic Credit Opportunities Master Fund, LP, of the Cayman Islands; AxSPV LLC Series NB CRE Lender, of Delaware; AxSPV LLC Series SBL CRE Lender, of Delaware; AxSPV LLC Series ACO CRE Lender, of Delaware; Axonic Capital, LLC, of Delaware, and Clayton DeGiancinto at the U. S. District Court for the Central District of California.

Jing Zhang et al v. Xueyuan Han et al: First Amended Complaint

February 25, 2021 - First Amended Complaint alleging fraud in Jing Zhang, Wei Fan, Minglian Zhang, and Jun Zhou, all of China v. Xueyuan Han, a.k.a. Hank Han, described as a citizen of China with an address in New York; Hanfor Holdings Co., Ltd., of the British Virgin Islands; HF Holdings Limited, of the British Virgin Islands; Hanfor Capital Management Co., Ltd., of China; Nuoyuan Capital Management Company Ltd., of China; George Xu, of New York; Junjun Feng, described as a citizen of China with an address in New York; Wennan Ao, described as a citizen of China with an address in New York; BZ Industrial (China), BZ Industrial (BVI), BZ Industrial (Cayman Islands), Hanfor (Cayman) Limited, of the Cayman Islands; HFRE LLC, of New York; HF Capital Management Cay Inc., of the Cayman Islands; HF Cosmopolitan Beta L.P., of the Cayman Islands, and Hengtai Securities Co., Ltd., described as "a Chinese company publicly traded in Hong Kong", at the U. S. District Court for the Southern District of New York.

Oak Trust et al v. Patrick Parham: Discovery Application

February 25, 2021 - Application by Oak Trust, Acorn Trust, Eagle Trust, Duffy Trust, Robert J. Parfet Living Trust, Geluk Global Fund Limited SAC, of the Bahamas; Migration Investments, LLC, of Colorado; Boustrophedon International Ltd., of Hong Kong; Michael R. Shea, Erin Shea, Angela Ling, Fuhua Ling, Philip Bullock, Lifang Liu, Justin Payne, Michael Dietzen, Kimberly J. Dietzen, Brian Sly, David K. Sly, Gregory Sly, Karen Sly, Nelson Sly, Helen S. Sly, Sly Family Trust, and Tamara A. Sly Separate Property Trust to take discovery from Patrick Parham, of Garland, Texas, for use in an "anticipated proceeding" in England regarding allegations of "a fraudulent Forex trading scheme" involving Equiti Capital UK Limited, Mediatrix Capital Inc., Blue Isle Markets Inc., and Blue Isle Markets Ltd. and several jurisdictions, including the Bahamas, Belize, Cayman Islands, New Zealand, Saint Vincent and the Grenadines, and the United Kingdom, filed at the U. S. District Court for the Northern District of Texas.

Bitfinex & Tether to pay $18.5M to settle criminal investigation

February 25, 2021 - Seven cryptocurrency firms, six of which are domiciled in the British Virgin Islands, including Bitfinex and Tether, have agreed to pay $18.5 million to settle a criminal investigation by the New York State Attorney General, Letitia James.

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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.