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Jen Zhang et al v. USA: Petition to Quash IRS Summons

June 16, 2021 - Petition to Quash Third-Party Summons Issued to Wells Fargo Bank N.A. by the IRS in Jen (Hwa Yu) Zhang and Charles (Zhi Yu) Zhang, Canadian citizens who are "targets of a criminal investigation in Canada" that alleges "violations of the Customs Act, the Criminal Code, the Excise Tax Act, and the Special Import Measures Act" v. USA at the U. S. District Court for the Northern District of California.

Roman Spiridonov v. JPMorgan Chase Bank et al: Discovery Application

June 15, 2021 - Application by Roman Vladimirovich Spiridonov to take discovery from JPMorgan Chase Bank and Citibank N.A. for use in "a pending Russian Bankruptcy Proceeding concerning Igor Vladislavovich Soglaev", filed at the U. S. District Court for the Southern District of New York.

BNP Paribas SA: €235K Fine

June 15, 2021 - Public Notice by the Austrian Financial Market Authority that it has imposed a fine of €235,000 on BNP Paribas SA for "breach of the requirements for honest, clear and non-misleading information with regard to its market presence".

Turkey: Wells Fargo Bank

June 08, 2021 - Application for the appointment of a Commissioner to collect evidence from Wells Fargo Bank - pursuant to a request for judicial assistance from Turkey - for a criminal investigation into "unknown subject(s) for benefiting through the misuse of bank or credit cards".

Wells Fargo Bank v. Margate Funding I Ltd. et al: Interpleader Complaint

June 03, 2021 - Interpleader Complaint regarding $20 million in Wells Fargo Bank, as Trustee v. Margate Funding I Ltd., of the Cayman Islands; Margate Funding I Corp., of Delaware; Macquarie Investment Management Advisers, of Delaware; Angelo Gordon Management LLC, of Delaware; Bracebridge Capital LLC, of Delaware; Serengeti Asset Management LP, Citibank, Bank of America, of Delaware, and Cede & Co., of North Carolina, at the U. S. District Court for the Southern District of New York.

Portugal: PNC Bank et al

June 01, 2021 - Application for the appointment of a Commissioner to collect evidence from PNC Bank, N.A. and First Tennessee Bank, N.A. - pursuant to a request for judicial assistance from Portugal - for a criminal investigation into fraud and money laundering.

Jonathan Christenbury v. Keithley Lake et al: Judgment

June 01, 2021 - Judgment in Jonathan David Christenbury v. Keithley F.T. Lake and First Fidelity Trust Limited at the High Court of Justice of Saint Christopher and Nevis.

Bank Leumi USA v. Trade Finance Trust et al: Interpleader Complaint

June 01, 2021 - Complaint for Interpleader in Bank Leumi USA v. Trade Finance Trust, of Delaware; IIG Trade Finance, LLC, as the administrator of Trade Finance Trust; IIG Bank (Malta) Ltd., of Malta; Girobank International N.V., of Curaçao; Girobank N.V., of Curaçao; Valerie P. Maria, of Curaçao, as the foreign representative of IIG Trade Opportunities Fund Ltd.; Christopher Kennedy and Alexander Lawson, both of the Cayman Islands, as Joint Liquidators of IIG Global Trade Finance Fund Ltd. and IIG Structured Trade Finance Fund Ltd.; TriLinc Global Impact Fund LLC, of Delaware, and TriLinc Global Impact Fund – Trade Finance Ltd., of the Cayman Islands, at the U. S. District Court for the Southern District of New York.

Julius Baer bank admits laundering soccer bribery proceeds, enters into second DPA in 5 years

May 27, 2021 - Swiss bank Julius Baer has agreed to pay $79.6 million to settle a criminal complaint in New York in which it has admitted conspiring to launder the proceeds of a bribery scheme involving officials with FIFA and other soccer federations and entered into its second Deferred Prosecution Agreement in the last five years.

USA v. Bank Julius Baer: Deferred Prosecution Agreement

May 27, 2021 - Deferred Prosecution Agreement regarding an alleged scheme to launder the proceeds of bribery involving soccer organizations FIFA, CONMEBOL, and others in USA v. Bank Julius Baer & Co. Ltd., of Switzerland, at the U. S. District Court for the Eastern District of New York.

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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.