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Leon Brown v. Opera Ltd. et al: Class Action Complaint

January 24, 2020 - Class Action Complaint alleging securities fraud in Leon M. Brown v. Opera Limited, a Cayman Islands-domiciled, Norway-based software company whose shares are listed on NASDAQ; Frode Jacobsen, of Norway; Yahui Zhou, Hongyi Zhou, and Han Fang, all of China, at the U. S. District Court for the Southern District Court of New York.

Phil Mimmo v. Central European Media Enterprises Ltd. et al: Complaint

January 22, 2020 - Complaint in Phil Mimmo v. Central European Media Enterprises Ltd., of Bermuda; John K. Billock, Alfred W. Langer, Parm Sandhu, Kelli Turner, Peter Knag, and Trey Turner at the U. S. District Court for the Southern District of New York.

Eric Sabatini v. Central European Media Enterprises Ltd. et al: Class Action Complaint

January 21, 2020 - Class Action Complaint in Eric Sabatini v. Central European Media Enterprises Ltd., of Bermuda; John K. Billock, Alfred W. Langer, Parm Sandhu, Kelli Turner, Peter Knag, and Trey Turner at the U. S. District Court for the District of Delaware.

SEC v. Gregory Drake et al: Complaint

January 15, 2020 - Complaint alleging fraud in U. S. Securities and Exchange Commission v. Gregory Lamont Drake, Stephen Kenneth Grossman, Stephen Scott Moleski, Jason David St. Amour, and David Alan Wolfson, who allegedly "operated call centers and/or worked in call centers that were engaged in soliciting investors to purchase the securities of numerous microcap companies whose shares traded on the over-the-counter market", at the U. S. District Court for the Central District of California.

USA v. Ulrik Debo: Superseding Indictment

January 02, 2020 - Superseding Indictment alleging securities fraud in USA v. Ulrik Debo, a.k.a. Molgaard Debo, a.k.a. Ulrik Molgaard, described as "a Danish citizen ... employed by a Cayman Islands-based financial services firm", at the U. S. District Court for the Southern District of New York.

USA v. Kenneth Ciapala et al: Superseding Indictment

January 02, 2020 - Superseding Indictment alleging securities fraud and money laundering in USA v. Kenneth Ciapala, described as "a citizen of the United Kingdom and of Switzerland", and BlackLight, SA, of Switzerland, at the U. S. District Court for the Southern District of New York. Editor's Note: Research by OffshoreAlert shows that the Swiss Commercial Register identifies the management of BlackLight SA as Kenneth Ciapala and Anthony Killarney, of the United Kingdom.

SEC v. Kenneth Ciapala et al: Complaint

January 02, 2020 - Complaint alleging securities fraud regarding EMS Find, Inc. in U. S. Securities and Exchange Commission v. Kenneth Ciapala, described as "a resident of Meyrin, Switzerland", and BlackLight SA, of Switzerland, at the U. S. District Court for the Southern District of New York.

SEC v. Steve Bajic et al: Complaint

January 02, 2020 - Complaint alleging securities fraud in U. S. Securities and Exchange Commission v. Steve M. Bajic, described as a dual citizen of Canada and Croatia; Rajesh Taneja, described as a citizen of Canada residing in Vietnam; Norfolk Heights Ltd., described as "a Seychelles company owned by a dual Mexican and Canadian citizen"; Fountain Drive Ltd., Island Fortune Global Ltd., Crystalmount Ltd., and Wisdom Chain Ltd., each described as "a Seychelles corporation with a registered address in Hong Kong"; SSID Ltd., of Hong Kong; Sure Mighty Ltd., described as "a Seychelles corporation owned by a Japanese citizen"; Tamarind Investments Inc., described as "an Anguillan corporation with registered addresses in Hong Kong and Thailand"; Kenneth Ciapala, described as "a citizen of Switzerland and the United Kingdom"; Anthony Killarney, described as "a citizen of the United Kingdom, a resident of Switzerland"; Blacklight SA, of Switzerland; Christopher Lee McKnight, of Canada, and Aaron Dale Wise, of Florida, at the U. S. District Court for the Southern District of New York.

SEC v. Ulrik Debo: Complaint

January 02, 2020 - Complaint alleging fraud regarding "a microcap shell company" called Herbatech Life Inc. in U. S. Securities and Exchange Commission v. Ulrik Debo, a citizen of Denmark residing in Monaco, at the U. S. District Court for the Southern District of New York.

August Carbera et al v. Black & Veatch Special Projects Corp. et al: Complaint

December 27, 2019 - Complaint alleging Violation of the Anti-Terrorism Act in August Carbera et al v. Black & Veatch Special Projects Corporation, described as a Delaware company based in Kansas; Centerra Group, LLC, described as a Delaware company based in Florida; DAI Global LLC, described as a Delaware company based in Maryland; Environmental Chemical Corporation, described as a Kentucky company based in California; G4S Holdings International (AG) Limited, described as a "wholly owned subsidiary of G4S Plc", of England; G4S Risk Management Limited, of England; Janus Global Operations LLC, described as a Delaware company based in Tennessee; Louis Berger Group, Inc., described as a Delaware company based in New Jersey; Louis Berger International, Inc., described as a Delaware company based in New Jersey; The Louis Berger Group, Inc./Black & Veatch Special Projects Corporation Joint Venture, based in Washington, DC; MTN Group Limited, described as "a South African telecommunications company whose stock trades publicly on the Johannesburg Stock Exchange"; MTN (Dubai) Limited, of Dubai, and MTN Afghanistan, of Afghanistan, at the U. S. District Court for the District of Columbia.

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