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US lawyers & accountants sued over 'illegal and abusive' offshore tax scheme

July 04, 2019 - A class action complaint has been filed in the United States against professional advisers in Arizona, Florida, and New York, captive insurers in Saint Kitts and Nevis, and others for allegedly designing and promoting "illegal and abusive tax shelters" into which "premiums" totaling tens of millions of dollars were paid.

Benyamin Avrahim et al v. Clark & Gentry et al: Class Action Complaint

July 03, 2019 - Complaint alleging fraud regarding "illegal and abusive tax shelters" involving offshore captive insurers in the Caribbean in Feedback Insurance Company, Ltd., of Saint Kitts and Nevis; Benyamin Avrahami, Orna Avrahami, BYS Company, ACC, Chandler One, LLC, Junction Development, LLC, O & E Corporation, White Mountain Equities, LLC, and White Knight Investment, ACC, all of Arizona v. Celia Clark, of New York; Clark & Gentry, PLLC, of New York; John Garcia, of New York, as Personal Representative for the Estate of Craig McEntee; McEntee & Associates PC, of New York; Neil Hiller, of Arizona; Fennemore Craig, PC, of Arizona; Allen Rosenbach, of Florida; ACR Solutions Group, of Florida; RMS Solutions, Inc., of Illinois; Heritor Management, Ltd., of Saint Kitts and Nevis; and Pan American Reinsurance Company, Ltd., of Saint Kitts and Nevis, at the U. S. District Court for the District of Arizona.

Grant Thornton and law firms agree to settle Providence Financial lawsuit

June 20, 2019 - Accounting firm Grant Thornton and law firms Cadwalader, Wickersham & Taft, and Greene Espel have agreed to pay a combined $849,243 to settle claims that they aided and abetted a $150 million investment fraud perpetrated by the Providence Financial Group, which was based in Guernsey, Miami, and Brazil.

KPMG Bermuda & MD fined by US auditor regulator

April 15, 2019 - KPMG Bermuda and its Managing Director, Damion Henderson, have been fined and censured by the U.S. Public Company Accounting Oversight Board, which regulates auditors of public-traded companies.

PCAOB v. KPMG Bermuda et al: Sanctions Order

April 09, 2019 - Order of Findings and Imposing Sanctions in Public Company Accounting Oversight Board v. KPMG Audit Limited and Damion J. Henderson, both of Bermuda.

USA v. Bank Julius Baer (Guernsey): Motion to Quash

April 04, 2019 - Motion to Quash Subpoena Issued to accounting firm Goldberg Gluck & Brusilovsky LLP by Lessia Shatalin and Katerina Duncan in USA v. All Assets Held at Bank Julius Baer & Company Ltd., Guernsey Branch, in the name of Pavlo Lazarenko at the U. S. District Court for the Northern District of California.

RS Investments Ltd. et al v. RSM Cayman Ltd. et al: Opinion

February 28, 2019 - Opinion in RS Investments Ltd., Corrado Investments Limited, Eden Rock Finance Master Limited, Eden Rock Asset Based Lending Master Limited, Eden Rock Unleveraged Finance Master Limited, and Solid Rock Special Situations 2 Limited v. RSM US, LLP, RSM Cayman Ltd., and Simon Lesser at the Appellate Court of Illinois, First Judicial District.

Firefighters' Retirement System et al v. Buddy Fletcher et al: Default Judgment Ruling

February 22, 2019 - Ruling on Motion for Default Judgment Against Alphonse 'Buddy' Fletcher, Jr. and Fletcher Asset Management Inc. in Firefighters' Retirement System, Municipal Employees' Retirement System of Louisiana, and New Orleans Firefighters' Pension & Relief Fund v. Alphonse 'Buddy' Fletcher, Jr., Fletcher Asset Management, Inc., Citco Group Limited, Citco Fund Services (Cayman Islands) Limited, Citco Fund Services (Bermuda) Limited, Citco Fund Services (Suisse) S.A., Citco Fund Services (Europe) B.V., Citco Global Custody N.V., Citco (Canada) Inc., Citco Bank Nederland N.V. Dublin Branch, Citco Banking Corporation N.V., Citco Curacao N.V., Citco (USA) Holdings Inc., Citco Fund Services (SA) Inc., Citco Technology Management, Inc., Denis Kiely, Duhallow Financial Services, LLC, Lisa Alexander, Peter M. Zayfert, Consulting Group Services, LLC, Joe Meals, Grant Thornton International Ltd., and Skadden, Arps, Meagher & Flom, LLP at the U. S. District Court for the Middle District of Louisiana.

Reliant Group & Casualty ICC Ltd. v. CBIZ MHM LLC: Notice of Removal

February 15, 2019 - Notice of Removal, including copy of the complaint, in Reliant Group & Casualty ICC Ltd., formerly known as Bancroft Life & Casualty ICC Ltd. v. CBIZ MHM LLC at the U. S. District Court for the Southern District of Florida.

Reliant Group & Casualty ICC Ltd. v. CBIZ MHM LLC: Complaint

January 11, 2019 - Complaint in Reliant Group & Casualty ICC Ltd., formerly known as Bancroft Life & Casualty ICC Ltd., of Saint Lucia v. CBIZ MHM LLC at the Circuit Court of the 11th Judicial Court, in and for Miami-Dade County, Florida.

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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.