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Tatiana Akhmedova v. Farkhad Akhmedov et al: Judgment

April 21, 2021 - Judgment for hundreds of millions of dollars in favor of a "wife" who "has been the victim of a series of schemes designed to put every penny of the Husband's wealth beyond her reach" involving individuals, companies, and structures in Bermuda, Cyprus, Dubai, England, France, Isle of Man, Liechtenstein, Luxembourg, Panama, Russia, and Switzerland in Tatiana Akhmedova v. Farkhad Teimur Ogly Akhmedov, a citizen of Russia; Woodblade Limited, of Cyprus; Cotor Investment SA, of Panama; Qubo 1 Establishment, of Liechtenstein; Qubo 2 Establishment, of Liechtenstein; Straight Establishment, of Liechtenstein; Avenger Assets Corporation, of Panama; Counselor Trust Reg, of Liechtenstein, as Trustee of certain Trusts; Sobaldo Establishment, of Liechtenstein, as Trustee of certain Trusts; Temur Akhmedov, described as "a British citizen who lives in London", and Borderedge Limited, of Cyprus, at the High Court of Justice, for England and Wales.

Portugal: Wilson Freitas de Barros et al

April 09, 2021 - Application for the appointment of a Commissioner to collect evidence from Citibank and Bank of America - pursuant to a request for judicial assistance from Portugal - for use in a criminal investigation into Wilson Freitas de Barros and "other unknown subjects" for suspected fraud and money laundering.

Four charged with fraud in England, including Simon Hooper (again)

April 06, 2021 - British law enforcement investigating pension and investment fraud have criminally charged four people, including Simon Hooper and Martin Kelly, who were both previously exposed by OffshoreAlert.

Malta v. Lorraine Falzon et al: Criminal Complaint

March 20, 2021 - Criminal Complaint alleging money laundering in Republic of Malta v. Lorraine Falzon, Matthew Pace, and Zenith Finance Limited, of Malta, at Malta Magistrates Court.

Malta v. Keith Schembri et al: Criminal Complaint

March 20, 2021 - Criminal Complaint alleging corruption, fraud, and money laundering in Republic of Malta v. Alfio Schembri, Malcolm Scerri, Keith Schembri, who is a former chief of staff of former Malta Prime Minister Joseph Muscat; Robert Zammit, Kasco Holdings Limited, of Malta; Kasco Limited, of Malta; Kasco Engineering Company Limited, of Malta; GSV Co Limited, of Malta; Holdforth Limited, of Cyprus; Malmos Limited, of Gibraltar; It’s Good Limited, of Malta; Colson Services Limited, of the British Virgin Islands; Selson Holding Corporation, of the British Virgin Islands; Tekhne Industrial Limited, of Malta; Berner Malta Limited, of Malta, and Thoughtzone Limited, of Malta, at Malta Magistrates Court.

USA v. Seyed Zangakani et al: Complaint

March 19, 2021 - Complaint alleging money laundering involving $157 million of "prohibited correspondent banking transactions" via "front and shell companies" in Canada, Hong Kong, the United Arab Emirates, and the United States to evade U.S. economic sanctions against Iran in USA v. Seyed Ziaeddin Taheri Zangakani, Saeed Torab Abtahi, Abbas Amin, Issa Shayegh, Mojtaba Dehghani, Sara Sabri, Reza Karimi, Shantia Chupra, Salim Henareh, and Khalil Henareh at the U. S. District Court for the Central District of California.

USA v. Arthur Hayes: 'Surrender & Bail' Letter

March 16, 2021 - Letter on behalf of Arthur Hayes regarding his surrender and bail in USA v. Arthur Hayes, described as a citizen of the USA residing in Singapore, at the U. S. District Court for the Southern District of New York, where he was indicted for alleged violations of the Bank Secrecy Act regarding a "cryptocurrency derivatives trading platform" known as BitMEX.

NatWest Plc: Criminal Proceedings

March 16, 2021 - Press Release by the United Kingdom's Financial Conduct Authority that it has "commenced criminal proceedings against National Westminster Bank Plc" for suspected involvement in money laundering.

USA v. Benjamin Delo: 'Surrender & Bail' Letter

March 11, 2021 - Letter on behalf of Benjamin Delo regarding his surrender and bail in USA v. Benjamin Delo, described as a citizen of the United Kingdom and Grenada residing in Hong Kong, at the U. S. District Court for the Southern District of New York, where he was indicted for alleged violations of the Bank Secrecy Act regarding a "cryptocurrency derivatives trading platform" known as BitMEX.

Accused fraudster applies to wind up Circumference Group parent, alleges 'misconduct'

March 10, 2021 - A year after Cayman Islands-based Circumference Group accused him of defrauding clients of his Luxembourg firm Coficom Trust, Nicholas Martin has applied to wind up Circumference's holding company, alleging it is involved in "misconduct".

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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.