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USA v. Steve Pursley: Jury Verdict

September 06, 2019 - Jury Verdict in USA v. Jack Stephen Pursley, a.k.a. Steve Pursley, an attorney based in Houston, Texas, regarding an offshore tax evasion scheme involving, inter alia, companies in Australia and the Isle of Man and a nominee in Brazil, filed at the U. S. District Court for the Southern District of Texas.

British lawyer George Lonsdale struck off for dishonesty

September 06, 2019 - Yet another British lawyer - George Lonsdale - who was involved with the fraudulent Cayman Islands-domiciled Axiom Legal Financing Fund has been struck off for dishonesty, this time for stealing from an elderly client in an unrelated incident.

SEC v. Morrie Tobin et al: First Amended Complaint

August 29, 2019 - First Amended Complaint alleging securities fraud regarding Environmental Packaging Technologies Holdings, Inc. and CURE Pharmaceutical Holding Corp. in U. S. Securities and Exchange Commission v. Morrie Tobin, a resident of Los Angeles, California; Milan Patel, a resident of Miami, Florida; Matthew Ledvina, an attorney residing in Switzerland; Daniel Lacher, a resident of Switzerland; Brian Quinn, a resident of Newport Beach, California, and David Skriloff, a resident of New York, at the U. S. District Court for the District of Massachusetts.

Stephen Merz v. Burford Capital Ltd. et al: Class Action Complaint

August 21, 2019 - Class Action Complaint for alleged securities fraud in Stephen Merz v. Burford Capital Limited, a litigation funding company domiciled in Guernsey, based in England; Peter Middleton, Burford's Chairman during the Class Period; Christopher Bogart, Burford's CEO; Jonathan Molot, Burford's Chief Investment Officer, and Charles Parkinson, a Burford Director,  at the U. S. District Court for the Eastern District of New York.

Daniel Hall et al v. Harry Sargeant III: Plaintiffs' Motion for Partial Summary Judgment

August 20, 2019 - Plaintiffs' Motion for Partial Summary Judgment in Daniel Hall, of England; Burford Capital LLC, of Delaware, and Dundrod Investments Ltd., of Guernsey v. Harry Sargeant III at the U. S. District Court for the Southern District of Florida.

Daniel Hall et al v. Harry Sargeant III: Defendant's Motion for Summary Judgment

August 19, 2019 - Defendant's Motion for Summary Judgment in Daniel Hall, of England; Burford Capital LLC, of Delaware, and Dundrod Investments Ltd., of Guernsey v. Harry Sargeant III at the U. S. District Court for the Southern District of Florida.

Privilege Wealth's US law firm withdraws due to administration's 'lack of funds'

August 19, 2019 - New Jersey law firm Cole Schotz has withdrawn from representing the United Kingdom-based administrators of Privilege Wealth Plc due to there being insufficient funds to pay legal fees.

Trident Trust Company (BVI) Ltd. v. Frederick Woodbridge, Jr., PA: Complaint

August 16, 2019 - Complaint in Trident Trust Company (BVI) Ltd., of the British Virgin Islands v. Frederick Woodbridge, Jr., PA, a law firm based in Miami, Florida, at the Circuit Court for the Eleventh Judicial Circuit, in and for Miami-Dade County, Florida

Solicitors Regulation Authority v. George Lonsdale: Judgment

August 15, 2019 - Judgment on an Agreed Outcome in Solicitors Regulation Authority v. George Lonsdale at the Solicitors Disciplinary Tribunal.

Cayman Secrecy: 1/3 of business court cases in 2019 sealed from public view

August 11, 2019 - In what appears to be an ongoing effort to conceal allegations of insolvency against hedge funds and other firms from foreign investors and creditors, one-third of all cases filed at the financial services court in the Cayman Islands for the first seven months of 2019 are sealed from public view, OffshoreAlert can reveal.

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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.