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Cayman discount broker OneTRADEx taken over by financial regulator

July 21, 2019 - Cayman Islands-based online discount broker OneTRADEx Ltd., which is operated by Colin Wilson and Rich Ellison, has been put into Controllership by the Cayman Islands Monetary Authority, with insolvency practitioners Kenneth Krys and Angela Barkhouse, of KRyS Global, appointed to manage the firm's affairs and assess its financial condition.

Irving Picard v. Kingate Global Fund Ltd.: Motion to Approve Settlement

July 17, 2019 - Motion for an Order Approving Settlement Agreement in Irving Picard, as Trustee for the Liquidation of Bernard L. Madoff Investment Securities LLC v. Kingate Global Fund Ltd. and Kingate Euro Fund Ltd., both of the British Virgin Islands, at the U. S. Bankruptcy Court for the Southern District of New York.

Principal Growth Strategies LLC et al v. AGH Parent LLC et al: Notice of Removal

July 16, 2019 - Notice of Removal, including a copy of the complaint, in Principal Growth Strategies LLC, of Delaware; Platinum Partners Value Arbitrage Fund LP (in Official Liquidation), of the Cayman Islands, and Martin Trott and Christopher Smith, as Joint Official Liquidators of Platinum Partners Value Arbitrage Fund LP v. AGH Parent LLC, of Delaware; Senior Health Insurance Company of Pennsylvania, of Pennsylvania; Fuzion Analytics Inc., of Delaware; Bankers Conseco Life Insurance Company, of New York; Washington National Insurance Company, of Indiana; CNO Financial Group Inc., of Delaware; 40/86 Advisors Inc., of Delaware; Private Bankers Life Annuity LTC 2, a Delaware reinsurance trust, as successor in interest to BBIL ULICO 2014 Trust; Washington National LTC 2, a Delaware reinsurance trust, as successor in interest to BRe WNIC 2013 LTC Primary; BHLN-Agera Corp., of Delaware; BOLN-Agera Corp., of Delaware; Beechwood Re Investments LLC, of Delaware; Kevin Cassidy, and Starfish Capital Inc., of New York, as Defendants, and Platinum Management (NY) LLC, of Delaware; Mark Nordlicht, David Levy, Murray Huberfeld, and David Bodner, as Nominal Defendants, at the U. S. District Court for the District of Delaware.

REDS Caribbean Ltd.: Discovery Application (Robert Holloway et al)

July 12, 2019 - Ex Parte Application by Mark McDonald and David Holukoff, as the Joint Official Liquidators of REDS Caribbean Ltd., of Trinidad and Tobago, to take discovery from Robert Holloway, REDS Americas Inc., Lavelle Holdings Inc., BBVA Compass, and Frost Bank regarding REDS Caribbean Ltd., REDS Caribbean (BVI) Ltd., Reds Americas Inc., Michael Robert Charbonne, Tricia Charbonne-Downes, Randall Harford, Dayne Harford, Ryan Harford, Daynco Ltd., Robert Holloway, JUKES Group, Raymond Mark McMillan, Global Insurance Services Ltd., Goliath Offshore Services Ltd., Goliath Offshore Holdings Pte Ltd., Goliath Offshore Pte Ltd., Avant Garde Insurance Services Ltd., Penelope Belmontes, a.k.a. Penelope Rahim; Lavelle Holdings Inc., Sherron Harford, and Hayden Borrell for an investigation into suspected fraud involving companies in the British Virgin Islands, Singapore, Trinidad and Tobago, United Kingdom, and USA, filed at the U. S. District Court for the Southern District of Texas.

Scandal-plagued Argentarius Group closes in Malta, moves to Cayman

July 12, 2019 - Amid legal and regulatory issues, Argentarius Group - which provides low-cost, regulation-free investment funds to asset managers, particularly fraudsters - has closed down in Malta, having moved its headquarters to the Cayman Islands, where it operates as iMaps Capital.

NN2 Newco Ltd.: Chapter 15 Petition

July 09, 2019 - Chapter 15 Petition for Recognition of a Foreign Main Proceeding in England and Wales by Jane Moriarty, as the Foreign Representative of NN2 Newco Limited, an indirect subsidiary of Nyrstar N.V., of Belgium and Switzerland, at the U. S. Bankruptcy Court for the Southern District of New York.

UK businessman with sprawling offshore group wanted for fraud in Bermuda

July 08, 2019 - An Interpol Red Notice has been issued against U.K. national Ramesh Dusoruth, who evidently fled Bermuda after being criminally charged with swindling "several million dollars" from investors in his offshore finance group, which includes firms in Bermuda, Cayman Islands, Channel Islands, Cyprus, England, Malta, Netherlands, and possibly the BVI.

Energy Innovation Group, Ltd.: Chapter 15 Petition

July 02, 2019 - Chapter 15 Petition for Recognition of a Foreign Main Proceeding in South Korea by Min Hee Jeong, as the Foreign Representative of Energy Innovation Group, Ltd., at the U. S. Bankruptcy Court for the Northern District of California.

Porcão Licenciamentos e Participacões SA et al: Chapter 15 Petition

July 02, 2019 - Chapter 15 Petition for Recognition of a Foreign Main Proceeding in Brazil by Renan Miguel Saad, as the Foreign Representative of Porcão Licenciamentos e Participacões SA and Brasil Foodservice Manager SA, at the U. S. Bankruptcy Court for the Southern District of New York.

Kijani Gibraltar liquidators to sue NatWest Bank for 'dishonest assistance' to $82M fraud

July 01, 2019 - The liquidators of Gibraltar-domiciled Kijani Resources Ltd. and Ratio Ltd. intend to sue NatWest Bank for "dishonest assistance" to an $82 million fraudulent scheme headed by Irishman Richard Fagan that collapsed in 2015 after being exposed by OffshoreAlert.

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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.