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BMA LLC v. BitMEX et al: Amended Complaint

May 18, 2020 - Amended Complaint alleging fraud, racketeering, and money laundering involving the "cryptocurrency derivatives exchange platform BitMEX" in BMA LLC, of Puerto Rico v. HDR Global Trading Limited, a.k.a. BitMEX, of the Seychelles; ABS Global Trading Limited, described as being based in San Francisco, California; Arthur Hayes, described as a citizen of the United States based in Hong Kong; Ben Delo, described as a citizen of the United Kingdom based in Hong Kong; and Samuel Reed, described as a citizen of the United States based in Hong Kong, at the U. S. District Court for the Northern District of California.

BMA LLC v. BitMEX et al: Complaint

May 16, 2020 - Complaint alleging fraud, racketeering, and money laundering involving the "cryptocurrency derivatives exchange platform BitMEX" in BMA LLC, of Puerto Rico v. HDR Global Trading Limited, a.k.a. BitMEX, of the Seychelles; ABS Global Trading Limited, described as being based in San Francisco, California; Arthur Hayes, described as a citizen of the United States based in Hong Kong; Ben Delo, described as a citizen of the United Kingdom based in Hong Kong; and Samuel Reed, described as a citizen of the United States based in Hong Kong, at the U. S. District Court for the Northern District of California.

Michael Terpin v. Ellis Pinsky: Complaint

May 07, 2020 - Complaint alleging the loss of "nearly $24 million worth of cryptocurrency as a result of a hack" by "a then 15-year-old high school student in coordination with and with the active participation of other individuals, including several other minors" in Michael Terpin, of Los Angeles County, California v. Ellis Pinsky at the U. S. District Court for the Southern District of New York.

USA v. MMT International Holdings Ltd.: Forfeiture Complaint

May 01, 2020 - Forfeiture Complaint regarding the proceeds of an alleged tax fraud and money laundering scheme by Wayne Franklyn Chinn and involving accounts and entities in Hong Kong, Liechtenstein, Panama, Singapore, and Switzerland in USA v. Funds in the name of MMT International Holdings Ltd. at Oversea-Chinese Banking Corporation and DBS Bank, both of Singapore, at the U. S. District Court for the Southern District of New York.

USA v. Amir Abdolaziz Dianat et al: Arrest Warrant Affidavit

April 30, 2020 - Affidavit in support of application for arrest warrant alleging "knowingly and willfully conspiring with each other and persons in Iran to use the U.S. financial system to procure a petroleum tanker named Nautic, and later renamed to the Gulf Sky, in violation of the Iranian Transactions and Sanctions Regulations" in USA v. Amir Abdolaziz Dianat, a.k.a. Ameer Abdulaazeez Jaafar, and Kamran Ali Lajmiry, a.k.a. Kamran Ali Lajmiri, at the U. S. District Curt for the District of Columbia.

USA v. Bank Hapoalim BM et al: Deferred Prosecution Agreement

April 30, 2020 - Deferred Prosecution Agreement regarding a scheme to launder the proceeds of bribery and corruption involving soccer's global governing body FIFA in USA v. Bank Hapoalim B.M., of Israel, and Hapoalim (Switzerland) Ltd., of Switzerland, at the U. S. District Court for the Southern District of New York.

USA v. Industrial Bank of Korea: Criminal Information

April 27, 2020 - Criminal Information for "Willful Failure to Maintain an Adequate Anti-Money Laundering Program in Violation of the Bank Secrecy Act" in USA v. Industrial Bank of Korea at the U. S. District Court for the Southern District of New York.

Industrial Bank of Korea et al: Consent Order

April 20, 2020 - Consent Order between the New York State Department of Financial Services, Industrial Bank of Korea, and Industrial Bank of Korea, New York Branch pursuant to which the banks agreed to pay fines totaling $35 million for violations of New York Bank Secrecy Act and Anti-Money Laundering laws.

USA v. Industrial Bank of Korea: $51M Forfeiture Complaint

April 20, 2020 - Forfeiture Complaint under a Deferred Prosecution Agreement for violations of the Bank Secrecy Act regarding "a scheme to violate U.S. economic sanctions relating to Iran" by "Kenneth Zong and others" in USA v. $51 Million at Industrial Bank of Korea at the U. S. District Court for the Southern District of New York.

1MDB: $300M Repatriation

April 14, 2020 - News Release by the U. S. Department of Justice announcing that "U.S. Repatriates $300 Million to Malaysia in Proceeds of Funds Misappropriated from 1Malaysia Development Berhad".

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