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USA v. Carlos Kepke: Criminal Indictment

April 15, 2021 - Criminal Indictment alleging tax fraud conspiracy involving accounts or companies in Belize, British Virgin Islands, Cayman Islands, Nevis, and Switzerland in USA v. Carlos E. Kepke, who was described as "an attorney specializing in creating and maintaining foreign trusts and companies for his clients", at the U. S. District Court for the Northern District of California.

USA v. Circle Internet Financial Inc.: 'John Doe' Summons

March 30, 2021 - USA's Ex Parte Petition for Leave to Serve an IRS 'John Doe' Summons on "Circle Internet Financial Inc., or its predecessors, subsidiaries, divisions, affiliates, including Poloniex LLC" as part of an investigation into suspected cryptocurrency-related tax fraud, filed at the U. S. District Court for the District of Massachusetts.

USA v. Kraken: 'John Doe' Summons

March 30, 2021 - USA's Ex Parte Petition for Leave to Serve IRS 'John Doe' Summons on Payward Ventures Inc. and subsidiaries, d.b.a. Kraken or Kraken.com, as part of "an investigation to determine the correct federal income tax liabilities for taxable years 2016-2020 of United States taxpayers who have conducted transactions in cryptocurrency", filed at the U. S. District Court for the Northern District of California.

USA v. Rahn+Bodmer Co.: $9.7M Forfeiture Complaint

March 30, 2021 - Forfeiture Complaint regarding a "fraud conspiracy" involving U.S. taxpayers in USA v. Rahn+Bodmer Co., of Switzerland, at the U. S. District Court for the Southern District of New York.

USA v. Rahn+Bodmer Co.: Deferred Prosecution Agreement

March 11, 2021 - Deferred Prosecution Agreement regarding an alleged conspiracy to help U.S. taxpayers commit tax evasion in USA v. Rahn+Bodmer Co., a Swiss private bank, at the U. S. District Court for the Southern District of New York.

USA v. Rahn+Bodmer Co.: Criminal Information

March 11, 2021 - Criminal Information alleging conspiracy to help U.S. taxpayers commit tax evasion in USA v. Rahn+Bodmer Co., a Swiss private bank, at the U. S. District Court for the Southern District of New York.

Ambitions Ltd.: Revocation

February 17, 2021 - Public Statement by the Isle of Man Financial Services Authority that it has revoked the registration of Ambitions Limited after its director Richard Ian Kissack "pleaded guilty to eight counts of VAT fraud and one count of VAT evasion".

Finchpay Ltd.: Revocation

February 17, 2021 - Public Statement by the Isle of Man Financial Services Authority that it has revoked the registration of Finchpay Limited after its director Richard Ian Kissack "pleaded guilty to eight counts of VAT fraud and one count of VAT evasion".

SKAT v. Paul Oakley et al: Amended Defense

February 09, 2021 - Amended Defense involving allegations of tax fraud in Skatteforvaltningnen, a.k.a. SKAT, (the Danish Customs and Tax Administration) v. Paul Oakley, Owen Mitchell, and Orca Investments Limited at the High Court of Justice, in London, England.

SKAT v. Alba Gonzalez Brown: Amended Defense

February 01, 2021 - Amended Defense involving allegations of tax fraud in Skatteforvaltningnen, a.k.a. SKAT, (the Danish Customs and Tax Administration) v. Alba Gonzalez Brown at the High Court of Justice, in London, England.

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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.