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SEC v. Spot Tech House Ltd. et al: Complaint

April 16, 2021 - Complaint alleging "a multi-million dollar fraudulent scheme involving unregistered offers and sales of security-based "binary options" to retail investors in the United States from at least April 2012 through August 2017" in U. S. Securities and Exchange Commission v. Spot Tech House Ltd., formerly Spot Option Ltd.; Malhaz Pinhas Patarkazishvili, a.k.a. Pini Peter, a.k.a. Pinhas Peter, and Ran Amiran, all of Israel, at the U. S. District Court for the District of Nevada.

MC Trustees (Malta) Ltd.: €160K Fine

April 16, 2021 - Public Notice by the Malta Financial Services Authority that it has imposed a fine of €160,000 on MC Trustees (Malta) Limited for regulatory breaches. Editor's Note: Research by OffshoreAlert in the Malta Business Registry showed that MC Trustees (Malta) Limited was incorporated in Malta on December 11th, 2009, its directors are Noel Buttigieg Scicluna, of Malta; William Daniel Dane, a citizen of the United Kingdom residing in Portugal, and Edward Thorpe, a citizen of the United Kingdom residing in Malta; its former directors include Martin Cadman, a citizen of the United Kingdom who resigned effective December 24th, 2019, and its shareholders are Christine Rhoda Grace Dane, a citizen of the United Kingdom residing in Portugal; William Dane, and MC Holdings (Malta) Limited, a Maltese company incorporated on March 14th, 2011 whose sole director is Martin Cadman and whose shareholders are Martin Cadman and Basi & Basi Financial Planning Limited, a British firm whose sole director is Michael Sudagar Basi, a citizen of the United Kingdom, and whose "persons with significant control" are Basi and Brite Advisory Group Limited, of Hong Kong.

Guernsey regulator suspends investment fund Remus Horizons

April 15, 2021 - The registration of investment fund Remus Horizons PCC Limited, which is part of a group that includes individuals and companies in or from Australia, England, Guernsey, Hong Kong, India, Ireland, Italy, Texas, and the United Arab Emirates, has been suspended by the Guernsey Financial Services Commission less than five months after it was granted.

Remus Horizons PCC Ltd.: Registration Suspension

April 15, 2021 - Public Notice by the Guernsey Financial Services Commission that it has suspended the registration of Remus Horizons PCC Limited, which was described as "closed ended collective investment scheme".

Meridian Gaming Ltd.: €89K Fine

April 13, 2021 - Public Notice by Malta's Financial Intelligence Analysis Unit that it has imposed a fine of €88,937 fine on Meridian Gaming Limited for regulatory breaches. Editor's Note: Research by OffshoreAlert in the Malta Business Registry showed that Meridian Gaming Limited was incorporated in Malta on May 9th, 2007, its sole director is Zoran Milosevic, of Serbia, previous directors include Anthony Axisa, who resigned effective September 15th, 2020, and Andjelina Rajacic, who resigned effective March 13th, 2019, and its shareholders are Aleksandr Milovanovic, of Serbia, and Meridian Gaming Holdings Ltd., the latter of which was incorporated in Malta on May 16th, 2016 and whose directors are Zoran Milosevic and Snezana Bozovic, of Serbia, and shareholders are Meridian Tech d.o.o., of Serbia; Zoran Milosevic, Snezana Bozovic, and Aleksandr Milovanovic.

SEC v. Martin Silver: Complaint

April 13, 2021 - Complaint alleging fraud involving Interntional Investment Group LLC in U. S. Securities and Exchange Commission v. Martin Silver, of Long Branch, New Jersey, at the U. S. District Court for the Southern District of New York.

Roger Parry: News Release

April 09, 2021 - News Release by the Guernsey Financial Services Commission announcing penalties against Ian Roger Parry.

Roger Parry: Disqualification

April 09, 2021 - Prohibition Order by the Guernsey Financial Services Commission against Ian Roger Parry, of St Saviour, Guernsey.

OANDA Corp.: $200K Settlement

April 01, 2021 - Decision by the National Futures Association that OANDA Corporation, described as a "forex dealer member, futures commission merchant, retail foreign exchange dealer and forex firm headquartered in Toronto, Canada", has "agreed to pay a fine of $200,000" to settle a regulatory investigation.

Locke Capital Investments (BVI) Ltd. et al: Orders

April 01, 2021 - Public Notice by the Securities Commission Malaysia that "the Kuala Lumpur High Court declared in favour of the SC" against RBTR Asset Management Berhad, of Malaysia; Locke Guaranty Trust Limited, of New Zealand; Locke Capital Investments (BVI) Ltd., of the British Virgin Islands; Isaac Paul Ratnam, Nicholas Chan Weng Sung and Joseph Lee Chee Hock.

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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.