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Hollingsworth International Financial Services Ltd. et al: Penalties

February 18, 2020 - Announcement by the Malta Financial Services Authority regarding penalties against Hollingsworth International Financial Services Limited and Mark Hollingsworth. Editor's Note: Research by OffshoreAlert showed that, in the Malta Business Registry, the sole shareholder of Hollingsworth International Financial Services Limited was identified as Dominion Fiduciary Trust Limited, of Jersey, in the Channel Islands, on behalf of the Ultimate Beneficial Owner, Mark Hollingsworth, 51, a citizen of the United Kingdom.

SEC v. Jon Aronson et al: Complaint

February 14, 2020 - Complaint alleging securities fraud regarding Validus Holdings Ltd., of Bermuda, in U. S. Securities and Exchange Commission v. Jon L. Aronson and Elliet N. Aronson, both of Massachusetts. at the U. S. District Court for the Southern District of New York.

PES Holdings LLC et al v. Allianz Global Risks US Insurance Co. et al: Complaint

February 12, 2020 - Complaint to recover insurance "arising out of a catastrophic incident" whose losses "will likely exceed" $1.25 billion in PES Holdings LLC, North Yard GP, LLC, North Yard Logistics LP, PES Administrative Services, LLC, PES Energy Inc., PES Intermediate, LLC, PES Ultimate Holdings, LLC, and Philadelphia Energy Solutions Refining and Marketing LLC v. Allianz Global Risks US Insurance Company, of Illinois; AXA Corporate Solutions Assurance, of France; Lloyd's of London Underwriters, of England; General Security Indemnity Company of Arizona, Great Lakes Insurance SE, of Germany; HDI Global Insurance Company, of Illinois; HDI Global Specialty SE, of Germany; Helvetia Swiss Insurance Company in Liechtenstein Ltd., of Liechtenstein; Lancashire Insurance Company (UK) Limited, of England; Liberty Mutual Insurance Company, of Massachusetts; Mapfre Re Compania de Reaseguros, SA, of Spain; PartnerRe Ireland Insurance DAC, of Ireland; Starr Technical Risks Agency, Inc., of New York; Westport Insurance Corporation, of Missouri; XL Insurance America, Inc., of Connecticut, and Zurich American Insurance Company, of New York, at the U. S. Bankruptcy Court for the District of Delaware.

Wellforce Indemnity Company Ltd. v. Starline USA LLC: Complaint

January 29, 2020 - Complaint in Wellforce Indemnity Company Ltd., formerly known as Tufts Medical Center Indemnity Company Ltd., a Cayman Islands captive insurer v. Starline USA LLC at the U. S. District Court for the District of Massachusetts.

Fidelity National Title Insurance Company v. Trott & Duncan Ltd.: Ruling (January 17, 2020)

January 17, 2020 - Ruling regarding Defendant's application for a Stay of Proceedings in Fidelity National Title Insurance Company v. Trott & Duncan Limited at Bermuda Supreme Court.

Kestrel Insurance Services Ltd.: Civil Penalty

January 17, 2020 - Public Statement announcing the imposition of a civil penalty against insurance broker Kestrel Insurance Services Limited, whose directors during the relevant period were identified as Alan Burrows, Kate Burrows, and Paul Coniglio-Burrows. Research by OffshoreAlert showed that, in its 2019 annual return with the Isle of Man Government, the company's shareholders were identified as Beacon Holdings Ltd., of the Isle of Man; Mark Burrows, of the Isle of Man; Alan Burrows, and Paul Coniglio-Burrows.

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.

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.

California Capital Insurance Company et al v. Maiden Reinsurance et al: Complaint

December 23, 2019 - Complaint alleging breach of contract in California Capital Insurance Company, of California; Eagle West Insurance Company, of California; Monterey Insurance Company, of California, and Nevada Capital Insurance Company, of Nevada v. Maiden Reinsurance North America, Inc., of Missouri, and Enstar Insurance Group, of Bermuda, at the Superior Court of the State of California, County of Los Angeles, California.

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.

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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.