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USA v. LLB Verwaltung (Switzerland) AG: Non-Prosecution Agreement

July 31, 2019 - Non-Prosecution Agreement between the USA and LLB Verwaltung (Switzerland) AG, formerly Liechtensteinische Landesbank (Schweiz) AG.

SKAT v. Solo Capital Partners LLP et al: Re-Amended Complaint

July 30, 2019 - Re-Amended Particulars of Claim alleging tax fraud involving entities in the British Virgin Islands, Cayman Islands, Dubai, Jersey, Luxembourg and other jurisdictions in Skatteforvaltningenen, a.k.a. SKAT, (the Danish Customs and Tax Administration) v. Solo Capital Partners LLP, Solo Capital Ltd., Agrius Capital Ltd., AESA Sarl, Anupe Dhorajiwala, Old Park Lane Capital Ltd., Telesto Markets LLP, Anthony Mark Patterson, Graham McKenzie Horn, Priyan Shah, Sanjay Shah, Gerard O'Callaghan, Elysium Global Ltd., Goal TaxBack Ltd., Koi Associates Ltd., Syntax GIS Ltd., Acupay System LLC, Global Equities GmbH, West Point Derivatives Ltd., North Channel Bank Gmbh, Salgado Capital, ED&F Man Capital Markets Ltd., Indigo Global Partners Ltd., Lindisfarne Partners LLP, Khajuraho Equity Trading Sarl, Treefrog Capital Ltd., Arche Cayman Ltd., Trillium Capital Sarl, Ganymede Cayman Ltd., VEM Holdings Sarl, Colbrook Ltd., Elysium Global (Dubai) Ltd., T&S Capital, Darren Lui, Hooloomooloo Holdings Ltd., Ampersand Capital Ltd., Usha Shah, Michael Stephen Murphy, James Edward Hoogewerf, Charles Joseph Knott, Polaris Capital Ltd., Polaris Capital (One) Ltd., Edo Barac, Robyn Llewellyn, North Channel Bank GmbH & Co. KG, Mankash Jain, Paul Preston, Daksha Bhudia, Jas Bains, Anne Christine Stratford, Europa LLP Executive Pension Scheme, Honey Jersey Ltd., Jonathan Godson, Daniel Fletcher, Alasdair Gavin Gonzalez Brown, Janice Allgrove, Godson Consulting LLC 401 Plan, Lawler Noble 401 K Plan, Watts Street Capital 401 K Plan, Roxy Ventures Solo 401 K Plan, Alba Gonzalez Brown, Fiveways Consulting FZE, Trixor Holdings One Ltd., FGC Elysium Holdings Ltd., IPIS UK (Battersea London 1) Ltd., Martin Smith, Guenthar Grant-Klar, West Point Derivatives Ltd., Bellview Financial Ltd., Rivera One Ltd., Astella Capital Ltd., PCM Ltd., Eris Investments Ltd., Silvercouk Ltd., Darren Wang Lip Yiu, Solo Group (Holdings) Ltd., Solo Group Services Ltd., Luna Capital Partners LLP, Copella Capital Ltd., Zuben Capital Ltd., Serafine Capital Ltd., Serafine Investments Ltd., Kenna Capital Ltd., Kenna Investments Ltd., Silver Fox Holdings Ltd, Ace City Holdings Ltd., Araya Holdings Ltd., Oberix International Corporation, Trillium Holdings (BVI) Ltd., Woodfields Holdings Capital Ltd., DoubleTwo Holdings Ltd., and Double Two Investments Ltd. at the High Court for England and Wales.

Bradley Birkenfeld v. Kevin Costner: Costner's Motion to Dismiss

July 29, 2019 - Kevin Costner's Motion to Dismiss in Bradley C. Birkenfeld, a UBS whistleblower residing in Malta v. Kevin M. Costner, a California-based actor, director, and producer, at the U. S. District Court for the Southern District of Florida.

Carter Backer Winter LLP v. Cranborne Enterprises Ltd.: Liquidation Application

July 11, 2019 - Originating Application for the appointment of liquidators based in Bermuda and the British Virgin Islands in Carter Backer Winter LLP, an accounting and business advisory firm based in the United Kingdom v. Cranborne Enterprises Limited at the British Virgin Islands High Court.

US lawyers & accountants sued over 'illegal and abusive' offshore tax scheme

July 04, 2019 - A class action complaint has been filed in the United States against professional advisers in Arizona, Florida, and New York, captive insurers in Saint Kitts and Nevis, and others for allegedly designing and promoting "illegal and abusive tax shelters" into which "premiums" totaling tens of millions of dollars were paid.

Benyamin Avrahim et al v. Clark & Gentry et al: Class Action Complaint

July 03, 2019 - Complaint alleging fraud regarding "illegal and abusive tax shelters" involving offshore captive insurers in the Caribbean in Feedback Insurance Company, Ltd., of Saint Kitts and Nevis; Benyamin Avrahami, Orna Avrahami, BYS Company, ACC, Chandler One, LLC, Junction Development, LLC, O & E Corporation, White Mountain Equities, LLC, and White Knight Investment, ACC, all of Arizona v. Celia Clark, of New York; Clark & Gentry, PLLC, of New York; John Garcia, of New York, as Personal Representative for the Estate of Craig McEntee; McEntee & Associates PC, of New York; Neil Hiller, of Arizona; Fennemore Craig, PC, of Arizona; Allen Rosenbach, of Florida; ACR Solutions Group, of Florida; RMS Solutions, Inc., of Illinois; Heritor Management, Ltd., of Saint Kitts and Nevis; and Pan American Reinsurance Company, Ltd., of Saint Kitts and Nevis, at the U. S. District Court for the District of Arizona.

Volaw Trust and Corporate Services Ltd. et al v. Jersey Attorney General et al: Judgment

June 17, 2019 - Judgment regarding a criminal investigation in Norway into tax evasion by Berge Gerdt Larsen involving entities in Abu Dhabi, Bahamas, British Virgin Islands, Dubai, England, Jersey, Liberia, Panama, Singapore, and Saint Kitts and Nevis in Volaw Trust and Corporate Services Ltd., of Jersey, in the Channel Islands; North East Oil Ltd., of the British Virgin Islands; Larsen Oil and Gas Drilling Ltd., of Jersey; Network Drilling Ltd., of the British Virgin Islands; Independent Oilfield Rentals IOR Ltd., of Jersey; Petrolia Drilling Ltd., of the British Virgin Islands; OPS Personnel Services Ltd., of the British Virgin Islands, et al v. The Office of the Comptroller of Taxes, The Attorney General for Jersey, in the Channel Islands, et al at the Privy Council, in the United Kingdom.

Spain: LH Commodities & Investments SL

June 13, 2019 - Application for the appointment of a Commissioner to collect evidence - pursuant to a request for judicial assistance from Spain - for a criminal investigation into LH Commodities & Investments S.L. for suspected tax fraud, money laundering, concealment of assets, and criminal organization.

Hermitage Capital Management Ltd. v. Bank of America et al: Discovery Application

May 28, 2019 - Application by Hermitage Capital Management Limited to conduct discovery from Bank of America NA, Bank of China, Bank of New York Mellon, BNP Paribas USA, Citibank NA, Commerzbank AG, Credit Agricole CIB, Deutsche Bank Trust Co Americas, JPMorgan Chase Bank NA, Mashreqbank Psc., Standard Chartered Bank, UBS AG, and Wells Fargo Bank NA for use in criminal proceedings brought by Russia on December 11th, 2018 against Hermitage, its Founder & CEO, Bill Browder; Ivan Cherkasov, and others for alleged tax fraud, filing of a false bankruptcy, and embezzlement, filed at the U. S. District Court for the Southern District of New York.

Bradley Birkenfeld v. Kevin Costner et al: Complaint

May 09, 2019 - Complaint in Bradley C. Birkenfeld, of Malta v. Leonard A. Lauder and Kevin M. Costner at the U. S. District Court for the Southern District of Florida.

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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.