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USA v. Donville Inniss: Finding of Guilt

January 16, 2020 - News Release from the United States Department of Justice announcing that Donville Inniss, described as a "Former Member of Barbados Parliament and Minister of Industry", has been "found guilty" for his role in a bribery scheme that, as previously reported by OffshoreAlert, involved insurers Insurance Corporation of Barbados Ltd., of Barbados, and BF&M Ltd., of Bermuda, which was the majority shareholder of ICBL.

USA v. Kenneth Ciapala et al: Superseding Indictment

January 02, 2020 - Superseding Indictment alleging securities fraud and money laundering in USA v. Kenneth Ciapala, described as "a citizen of the United Kingdom and of Switzerland", and BlackLight, SA, of Switzerland, at the U. S. District Court for the Southern District of New York. Editor's Note: Research by OffshoreAlert shows that the Swiss Commercial Register identifies the management of BlackLight SA as Kenneth Ciapala and Anthony Killarney, of the United Kingdom.

Briton David Rae pleads guilty to money laundering in US

December 27, 2019 - U.K. national David Rae, who was exposed by OffshoreAlert in 2012 for his role in a £100 million investment fraud by Cayman Islands-domiciled Axiom Legal Financing Fund, has pleaded guilty to money laundering in New Jersey regarding unrelated health care fraud schemes.

Standard Chartered Bank sued for 'retaliating' against 'Iran money laundering whistleblowers'

December 24, 2019 - Two "whistleblowers" in India and England are suing the British, Dubai and New York operations of their former employer, Standard Chartered Bank, for allegedly retaliating against them for exposing "a highly sophisticated money laundering scheme on behalf of Iran".

Anshuman Chandra et al v. Standard Chartered Bank et al: Complaint

December 23, 2019 - Complaint alleging "unlawful retaliation" against alleged whistleblowers for exposing a "highly sophisticated money laundering scheme on behalf of Iran" in Anshuman Chandra, of India, and Julian M. Knight, of the United Kingdom v. Standard Chartered Bank, of England; Standard Chartered Bank, of Dubai, and Standard Chartered Bank, of New York, at the U. S. District Court for the Southern District of New York.

USA v. David Rae: Forfeiture Judgment

December 19, 2019 - Consent Judgment of Forfeiture and Preliminary Order of Forfeiture regarding, but not limited to, funds at ANZ Bank, in New Zealand, in the name of Sympatic Global Solutions LP and at Hong Kong & Shanghai Bank, in Hong Kong, in the name of Cargill Consulting Ltd. in USA v. David Rae, a citizen of the United Kingdom, at the U. S. District Court for the District of New Jersey.

USA v. David Rae: Plea Agreement

December 19, 2019 - Change of Plea Minutes and Plea Agreement for money laundering regarding a health care fraud scheme in USA v. David Rae, a citizen of the United Kingdom, at the U. S. District Court for the District of New Jersey.

Brazil: Robert Nahas Naji

December 12, 2019 - Application for the appointment of a Commissioner to collect evidence from Audi Bank - pursuant to a request for judicial assistance from Brazil - for a criminal investigation into Robert Nahas Naji for suspected money laundering and corruption regarding Brazil's National Telecommunications Agency (ANATEL), its Anti-Trust Agency (CADE), Italian telecommunications provider Telecom Italia Public, and Brasil Telecom.

Durant International Corp. et al: Chapter 15 Petition

December 11, 2019 - Chapter 15 Petition for Recognition of a Foreign Main Proceeding in the British Virgin Islands by Matthew Richardson and Kevin Hellard, of Grant Thornton, as the Foreign Representatives of Durant International Corp., Kildare Finance Ltd., and McDoel Investment Limited, which were "controlled and beneficially owned by Paulo Salim Malif", described as a former mayor os São Paulo, Brazil, at the U. S. Bankruptcy Court for the Southern District of Florida.

USA v. Kenneth Ciapala et al: Indictment

December 05, 2019 - Indictment alleging securities fraud and money laundering in USA v. Kenneth Ciapala, described as "a citizen of the United Kingdom and of Switzerland"; Ulrik Debo, a.k.a. Molgaard Debo, a.k.a. Ulrik Molgaard, described as "a Danish citizen ... employed by a Cayman Islands-based financial services firm", and BlackLight, SA, of Switzerland, at the U. S. District Court for the Southern District of New York.

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