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SEC v. Sheng-Wen Cheng: Complaint

April 20, 2021 - Complaint alleging "misappropriation of investor funds and material misrepresentations in connection with the offering of equity and digital asset securities to investors in Alchemy Finance, Inc., Alchemy Company, Ltd., and Alchemy Coin, Ltd.", which are domiciled in Delaware and Hong Kong, in U. S. Securities and Exchange Commission v. Sheng-Wen Cheng, of New York, USA, at the U. S. District Court for the Southern District of New York.

Performance Insurance Company SPC: Chapter 15 Petition

March 19, 2021 - Chapter 15 Petition for Recognition of a Foreign Main Proceeding in the Cayman Islands by Kenneth Krys and Neil Dempsey, of KRyS Global, as the Foreign Representatives of Performance Insurance Company SPC, described as a Special Portfolio Company that "operates in the captive insurance industry through 12 segregated portfolios" which were identified as Bottini Insurance LP, Gen 1 Insurance Company LP, Goldenstar Holdings Company SP, Greystone Insurance SP, Hudson York Insurance Company, Omega Insurance Company LP, Performance 5 SP, Prewett Insurance Company LP, Smart Insure LP, SSS Insurance LP, Sustainable Insurance Company SP, and Triangle RGK SP, and which has been accused of participating in a scheme involving "counterfeit insurance policies", filed at the U. S. Bankruptcy Court for the Southern District of Florida.

Huy Vietnam Group Ltd.: Chapter 15 Petition

February 24, 2021 - Chapter 15 Petition for Recognition of a Foreign Main Proceeding in the Cayman Islands by Cosimo Borrelli and Mitchell Mansfield, as the Foreign Representatives of Huy Vietnam Group Limited (in Official Liquidation), whose Founder, Nhat Huy, "may have misappropriated approximately $59 million", at the U. S. Bankruptcy Court for the Southern District of New York.

Sakab Saudi Holding Company et al v. Citibank et al: Discovery Application

February 11, 2021 - Application by Sakab Saudi Holding Company, Alpha Star Aviation Services Company, Enma Al Ared Real Estate Investment and Development Company, Kafa'at Business Solutions Company, Security Control Company, Armour Security Industrial Manufacturing Company, Saudi Technology & Security Comprehensive Control Company, Technology Control Company, New Dawn Contracting Company, and Sky Prime Investment Company, all of Saudi Arabia, to take discovery from Citibank NA, HSBC Bank USA NA, Cadwalader, Wickersham & Taft LLP, and Jonathan Wainwright for use in legal proceedings in Canada alleging "a massive fraudulent scheme perpetrated by a former high-ranking government official in the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia, Saad Khalid Al Jabri, which resulted in at least $3.5 billion (USD) being stolen from the Applicant companies and used for the personal benefit of one man, Al Jabri, and his family and associates", filed at the U. S. District Court for the Southern District of New York.

Oak Trust (Guernsey) Ltd. et al v. William Dewsall: Amended Complaint

February 10, 2021 - Amended Complaint alleging fraud involving Gable Holdings Inc., of the Cayman Islands, and Gable Insurance AG, of Liechtenstein, in Kevin Alcock, Corita Metelerkamp, both of Surrey, England; Oak Trust (Guernsey) Limited, of Guernsey; Baytree Group Holdings Limited, Morvale Company Limited, Aggaris Investments Limited, all of the British Virgin Islands; Christopher Lawrance, Roy Campbell, both of South Africa, and CriSeren Investments Limited, of Wales v. William Dewsall, of London, England, at the High Court for England and Wales.

Linda Fischer v. Jeffrey Slavet et al: Discovery Application

February 09, 2021 - Ex Parte Application by Linda Fischer, a citizen of Germany residing in the United Kingdom, to take discovery from Jeffrey Slavet, Lombardy 711 Inc., and 111 East 56th Street Inc. for use in legal proceedings in the British Virgin Islands involving allegations of fraud against her brother, Michael Fischer, filed at the U. S. District Court for the Southern District of Florida.

Linda Fischer v. XL Funding Inc. et al: Discovery Application

February 09, 2021 - Ex Parte Application by Linda Fischer, a citizen of Germany residing in the United Kingdom, to take discovery from the Estate of Michael D. Fischer, Svetlana Astafurova, XL Funding, Inc., and Blackstone Equities, LLC for use in legal proceedings in the British Virgin Islands involving allegations of fraud against her brother, Michael Fischer, filed at the U. S. District Court for the Southern District of Florida.

SEC v. Vuuzle Media Corp. et al: Complaint

January 27, 2021 - Complaint alleging fraud in U. S. Securities and Exchange Commission v. Vuuzle Media Corp., of New York, NY; Ronald Shane Flynn, a.k.a. Ronnie Shane, described as a U.S citizen residing in the Philippines and/or Dubai, and Richard Marchitto, of Rockaway, New Jersey, at the U. S. District Court for the District of New Jersey.

Germany: Sven Schoene

January 27, 2021 - Application for the appointment of a Commissioner to collect evidence from Bank of America - pursuant to a request for judicial assistance from Germany - for a criminal investigation into Sven Schoene for suspected embezzlement while serving as CEO of a U.S. subsidiary of a German company.

Xenfin Fund 1 Trading Ltd.: Chapter 15 Petition

January 26, 2021 - Chapter 15 Petition for Recognition of a Foreign Main Proceeding in Guernsey by Matthew Wright, Benjamin Rhodes, and James Toynton, as the Foreign Representatives of Xenfin Fund 1 Trading Limited (in Voluntary Liquidation), which "served as a special purpose vehicle to invest in real estate in the United States and around the world" and is "wholly owned by GFG Funds PCC Limited (in Voluntary Liquidation)", of Guernsey, at the U. S. Bankruptcy Court for the Southern District of New York.

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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.