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Northern Trust Global Fund Services Cayman Ltd. et al: $167K Penalties

September 18, 2020 - Administrative Order imposing financial penalties totaling $167,629 on Northern Trust Hedge Fund Services LLC and Northern Trust Global Fund Services Cayman Limited, of the Cayman Islands, "as the fund administrators for the LR Global Frontier Master Fund, Ltd. and two feeder funds, the LR Global Frontier Fund, Ltd. (offshore) and the LR Global Frontier Fund LP (onshore)", for regulatory breaches regarding an alleged fraud by Donald S. LaGuardia, Jr.

Abdulhameed Dhia Jafar v. ABRAAJ Holdings et al: Complaint

September 13, 2020 - Writ of Summons and Statement of Claim for at least $267 million alleging "systematic fraud" in Abdulhameed Dhia Jafar, of Sharjah, in the United Arab Emirates v. ABRAAJ Holdings (in Official Liquidation), GHF General Partner Limited, as General Partner of GHF Fund LP, formerly Abraaj Growth Markets Health Fund LP, and GHF Fund (B) LP, formerly Abraaj Growth Markets Health Fund (B) LP; The GHF Group Limited, formerly The Abraaj Healthcare Group Limited, and Abraaj General Partner VIII Limited, as General Partner of Neoma Private Equity Fund IV LP, formerly Abraaj Private Equity Fund IV LP, all of the Cayman Islands, at the Grand Court of the Cayman Islands.

Switzerland: Henry Ukshini

September 04, 2020 - Application for the appointment of a Commissioner to collect evidence from JPMorgan Chase Bank - pursuant to a request for judicial assistance from Switzerland - for a criminal investigation into Henry Ukshini for suspected embezzlement.

Gupta Associates LLC v. New Silk Route PE-SPV LP et al: First Amended Complaint

August 31, 2020 - First Amended Complaint alleging "self-dealing and fraud" in Gupta Associates LLC, of Delaware, individually and in the right of New Silk Advisors LP, described as a Cayman Islands-domiciled "private equity firm that invested in growth industries in the Indian sub-continent and other emerging economies in Asia" v. Parag Saxena, described as a resident of Harrison, NY, and New Silk Route PE-SPV LP, of the Cayman Islands, at the Supreme Court of the State of New York, County of Westchester.

National Bank Trust et al v. Vadim Belyaev: Complaint

August 28, 2020 - Complaint "seeking to recover hundreds of millions of dollars in assets that were misappropriated through a large-scale fraud and misconduct scheme that took place prior to the collapse of one of Russia's largest privately-owned commercial banks" involving, inter alia, entities in the British Virgin Islands and Cyprus in National Bank Trust and PJSC Bank Otkritie Financial Corporation, both of Russia v. Vadim Belyaev, a.k.a. Vadim Wolfson, described as a citizen of Russia and Cyprus residing in New York, at the Supreme Court of the State of New York, County of New York.

JTrust Asia Pte. Ltd. v. Mitsuji Konoshita et al: Judgment

August 19, 2020 - Judgment regarding an application to discharge a freezing order and receivership order in a matter that also involves proceedings in Singapore and Thailand in JTrust Asia Pte. Ltd. v. Mitsuji Konoshita and A.P.F. Group Co. Ltd. at the British Virgin Islands High Court.

SEC v. David Coggins et al: TRO Motion

August 19, 2020 - SEC's Motion for Temporary Restraining Order in U. S. Securities and Exchange Commission v. David C. Coggins and Coral Gables Asset Management LLC, as Defendants, and Coral Gables Asset Holdings LP and Coral Gables Capital LP, as Relief Defendants, at the U. S. District Court for the Southern District of Florida.

SEC v. David Coggins et al: Complaint

August 19, 2020 - Complaint alleging "fraud and misappropriation of investor assets" in U. S. Securities and Exchange Commission v. David C. Coggins and Coral Gables Asset Management LLC, as Defendants, and Coral Gables Asset Holdings LP and Coral Gables Capital LP, as Relief Defendants, at the U. S. District Court for the Southern District of Florida.

New York AG v. National Rifle Association of America Inc. et al: Complaint

August 06, 2020 - Complaint seeking the dissolution of a charity alleging "Directors or members in control of the NRA have looted or wasted the corporate assets, have perpetuated the corporation solely for their personal benefit, or have otherwise acted in an illegal, oppressive or fraudulent manner" in People of the State of New York v. The National Rifle Association of America Inc., Wayne LaPierre, Wilson 'Woody' Phillips, John Frazer, and Joshua Powell at the Supreme Court of the State of New York, County of New York.

USA v. CompuCom Campus: Forfeiture Complaint

August 06, 2020 - Forfeiture Complaint regarding "assets that facilitated, were involved in, and are traceable to an international conspiracy to launder money embezzled and fraudulently obtained from PrivatBank", described as "a Ukrainian financial institution located in Ukraine, with a branch in Cyprus and an affiliated entity in Latvia, among other places" in USA v. "a roughly 19.5-acre office park comprising three buildings, parking areas, and undeveloped land known as the CompuCom Campus and located at 7505 and 7171 Forest Lane, Dallas, Texas 75230" at the U. S. District Court for the Southern District of Florida.

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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.