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Taysun Corporate Services Ltd.: License Revocation

July 29, 2021 - Public Notice by the Mauritius Financial Services Commission that it has revoked "the Management License and the Approval to act as Captive Insurance Agent" of Taysun Corporate Services Ltd. for regulatory breaches. Editor's Note: Research by OffshoreAlert at the Mauritius Corporate and Business Registration Department showed that Taysun Corporate Services Ltd. was incorporated in Mauritius on February 11th, 2010, its sole director is Sundara Rajen Sooben and its sole shareholder is Álvaro de Oliveira Madaleno Sobrinho, of Angola.

IDT Financial Services Ltd.: £298K Settlement

July 22, 2021 - Public Notice by the Gibraltar Financial Services Commission that IDT Financial Services Limited has agreed to pay £298,387 to settle a regulatory investigation. Editor's Note: Research by OffshoreAlert at Gibraltar's Companies House showed that the directors of IDT Financial Services Limited, as disclosed in its 2021 annual return, were Timothy Streatfeild-James, a citizen of the United Kingdom residing in Gibraltar; James Robert Raanan, a citizen and resident of Israel; Marcelo Fischer, a citizen and resident of the United States; Damian Asquez, a citizen of the United Kingdom residing in Gibraltar, and Gareth Meredith Williams, a citizen of the United Kingdom residing in Gibraltar.

Alkis Aloneftis: €1K Fine

July 20, 2021 - Public Notice by the Cyprus Securities and Exchange Commission that it has imposed a fine of €1,000 on Alkis Aloneftis for a regulatory breach.

SEC v. Outdoor Capital Partners LLC et al: Complaint

July 19, 2021 - Complaint alleging securities fraud involving "three Italian cycling companies" in U. S. Securities and Exchange Commission v. Outdoor Capital Partners, LLC and Samuel J. Mancini, as Defendants, and OCP Italia Fund LLC, OCPITALUS LLC, and Diana L. Mancini, as Relief Defendants, at the U. S. District Court for the District of New Jersey.

Coinschedule Ltd.: $201K Penalties

July 14, 2021 - Administrative Order by the U. S. Securities and Exchange Commission imposing penalties totaling $201,688 on Blotics Ltd., formerly doing business as Coinschedule Ltd., described as a United Kingdom-domiciled company that "owned and operated a once-popular website platform, www.coinschedule.com, that publicized current and upcoming offerings for different digital tokens and was accessible in the United States from 2016 to August 2019", for promoting a security without disclosing that it received compensation for doing so.

Parallel Nominees Cyprus Ltd.: €70K Settlement

July 13, 2021 - Public Notice by the Cyprus Securities and Exchange Commission that Parallel Nominees Cyprus Limited has paid €70,000 to settle a regulatory investigation. Editor's Note: Research by OffshoreAlert at the Cyprus Registrar of Companies showed that Parallel Nominees Cyprus Limited was incorporated in Cyprus on February 19th, 2013 and its directors are Anastasia Evripidou and Katina Papanikolaou.

Portugal's cannabis regulator set to give license to British investment fraudsters

July 13, 2021 - British serial investment fraudsters Paul Segal and Minette Coetzee who have been raising funds for their latest scheme, known as Symtomax, by pretending it has a license in Portugal to cultivate, sell, and export cannabis are about to be given a real one by the country's regulator, INFARMED.

Momentus Inc. et al: $8M Penalties

July 13, 2021 - Administrative Order by the U. S. Securities and Exchange Commission imposing penalties of $8 million on Momentus Inc., Stable Road Acquisition Corp., SRC-NI Holdings LLC, and Brian Kabot for alleged securities fraud involving, inter alia, Mikhail Kokorich, described as "a Russian citizen residing in Switzerland".

SEC v. Mikhail Kokorich: Complaint

July 13, 2021 - Complaint alleging fraud in U. S. Securities and Exchange Commission v. Mikhail Kokorich, described as a citizen of Russia residing in Switzerland who "since 2018 has faced repeated adverse determinations from U.S. government agencies for national security reasons", at the U. S. District Court for the District of Columbia.

Nicholas Cruz & Gibraltar FSC: Joint Statement on Defamation Claim

July 13, 2021 - Joint Statement by the Gibraltar Financial Services Commission and Nicholas Cruz regarding a defamation claim by Cruz against the GFSC regarding the regulator's news release on October 26th, 2016 regarding Enterprise Insurance Company Plc, of which Cruz was a non-executive director.

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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.