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Bitcoin Manipulation Abatement LLC v. FTX Trading Ltd. et al: Complaint

November 02, 2019 - Complaint alleging cryptocurrency market manipulation, RICO, and fraud in Bitcoin Manipulation Abatement LLC, of Puerto Rico v. FTX Trading Ltd., of Antigua and Barbuda; Alameda Research LLC, of Delaware; Alameda Research Ltd., of the British Virgin Islands; Samuel Bankman-Fried, of California; Gary Wang, of California; Andy Croghan, of California; Constance Wang, described as a citizen and resident of Hong Kong; Darren Wong, of California, and Caroline Ellison, of California, at the U. S. District Court for the Northern District of California.

Antigua & Barbuda Supervisory Authority v. Cresswell Overseas SA et al: Judgment (Oct. 2019)

October 30, 2019 - Judgment on Application for Leave to Appeal on a matter of "Great General or Public Importance" regarding the registration of a Brazilian freezing order known as "the Moro Order" in The Supervisory Authority v. Cresswell Overseas SA, of Panama, and Meinl Bank (Antigua) Ltd. regarding the Operation Car Wash investigation in Brazil, filed at the Antigua & Barbuda Court of Appeal.

Poland: Maksim Kaniushyk et al

October 22, 2019 - Application for the appointment of a Commissioner to collect evidence - pursuant to a request for judicial assistance from Poland - for a criminal investigation into Maksim Kaniushyk, Krystsina Mashchuk, and other unknown subject(s) "for their participation in an organized criminal group and money laundering".

Greenberg Traurig agrees $65M payment to settle Allen Stanford fraud litigation

October 18, 2019 - After seven years of defending litigation, law firm Greenberg Traurig has agreed to pay $65 million to settle a complaint that it helped fraudster Allen Stanford's offshore bank swindle thousands of investors out of $7 billion.

Mossack Fonseca & Co. et al v. Netflix Inc.: Amended Complaint

October 17, 2019 - Amended Complaint alleging defamation and trademark infringement regarding the movie 'The Laundromat' about the 'Panama Papers' investigation by the International Consortium of Investigative Journalists in Mossack Fonseca & Co. SA, Bufete MF & Co., Jürgen Mossack, and Ramón Fonseca, all of Panama v. Netflix Inc. at the U. S. District Court for the District of Connecticut.

Mossack Fonseca sues Netflix for defamation over Panama Papers-inspired movie 'The Laundromat'

October 15, 2019 - Defunct Panama law firm Mossack Fonseca and its founders - Jürgen Mossack and Ramón Fonseca - have filed a defamation complaint against Netflix in the US, alleging that the recently-released movie 'The Laundromat' portrays them as "ruthless uncaring lawyers who are involved in money laundering, tax evasion, bribery and/or other criminal conduct".

Mossack Fonseca & Co. et al v. Netflix Inc.: TRO Application

October 15, 2019 - Application for a Temporary Restraining Order regarding the movie 'The Laundromat' about the 'Panama Papers' investigation by the International Consortium of Investigative Journalists in Mossack Fonseca & Co. SA, Bufete MF & Co., Jürgen Mossack, and Ramón Fonseca, all of Panama v. Netflix Inc. at the U. S. District Court for the District of Connecticut.

Mossack Fonseca & Co. et al v. Netflix Inc.: Defamation Complaint

October 15, 2019 - Complaint alleging defamation and trademark infringement regarding the movie 'The Laundromat' about the 'Panama Papers' investigation by the International Consortium of Investigative Journalists in Mossack Fonseca & Co. SA, Bufete MF & Co., Jürgen Mossack, and Ramón Fonseca, all of Panama v. Netflix Inc. at the U. S. District Court for the District of Connecticut.

Rishi Gupta v. New Silk Route Advisors LP et al: Complaint

October 07, 2019 - Complaint alleging "Retaliation in Violation of the Dodd-Frank" in Rishi Gupta, of New York, NY, described as "a SEC Whistleblower" v. New Silk Route Advisors LP, of the Cayman Islands; New Silk Route Partners Ltd., of the Cayman Islands; Parag Saxena, of New York, NY; New Silk Route PE Associates LP, of the Cayman Islands; New Silk Route PE Asia Fund-A LP, of the Cayman Islands; New Silk Route Asia Fund LP, of the Cayman Islands; New Silk Route Holdings LLC, of Mauritius, as Defendants, and New Silk Route Mauritius Advisors LLC, of Mauritius; Arduino Holdings Limited, of Cyprus; InGain Traders LLC, of Mauritius; South Asia Gastronomy Enterprises LLC, of Mauritius; Orisen MedTech Limited, of Mauritius; A H Holdings (BVI) Limited, of the British Virgin Islands, and A H Holdings Sarl, of Luxembourg, as Relief Defendants, at the U. S. District Court for the Southern District of New York.

$1.4 Trillion class action against crypto exchange Bitfinex & cryptocurrency Tether for 'largest bubble in human history'

October 07, 2019 - A class action securities fraud complaint for damages that "likely surpasses $1.4 trillion" for creating "the largest bubble in human history" has been filed against cryptocurrency exchange Bitfinex and cryptocurrency Tether, with defendants from the BVI, Hong Kong, Italy, Netherlands, Panama, Switzerland, and the US.

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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.