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Scientific Games Corp. et al v. Sylebra HK Company Ltd. et al: Notice of Removal

July 11, 2019 - Notice of Removal, including a copy of a complaint alleging "inquiries or investigations into Sylebra" by gaming regulators in Canada, Alderney in the Channel Islands, Malta, the United Kingdom, and the United States, in Scientific Games Corporation and Bally Gaming Inc., both of Nevada v. Sylebra HK Company Ltd., of Hong Kong; Sylebra Capital Management Limited, Sylebra Capital Partners Master Fund Limited, Sylebra Capital Partners (Offshore) Limited, and Sylebra Capital Partners (Onshore) Limited, all of the Cayman Islands, at the U. S. District Court for the District of Nevada.

USA v. Full Tilt Poker et al: Motion For Leave to File First Amended Complaint

September 20, 2011 - USA's Motion For Leave to File First Amended Complaint in a civil complaint filed by the USA against PokerStars, Full Tilt Poker, Absolute Poker, Ultimate Bet, Oldford Group Ltd., Rational Entertainment Enterprises Ltd., PYR Software Ltd., Stelekram Ltd., Sphene International Ltd., Tiltware LLC, Kolyma Corporation AVV, Pocket Kings Ltd., Pocket Kings Consulting Ltd., Filco Ltd., Vantage Ltd., Ranston Ltd., Mail Media Ltd., Full Tilt Poker Ltd., SGS Systems Inc., Trust Services Ltd., Fiducia Exchange Ltd., Blue Water Services Ltd., Absolute Entertainment SA, Blanca Games Inc. of Antigua, Raymond Bitar, Howard Lederer, Christopher Ferguson, a.k.a. Jesus Ferguson; and Rafael Furst at the U. S. District Court for the Southern District of New York.

Steve Segal et al v. Raymond Bitar et al: Class Action Complaint

June 30, 2011 - Class Action Complaint filed by Steve Segal, Nick Hammer, Robin Hougdahl, and Todd Terry against Raymond Bitar, Nelson Burtnick, Full Tilt Poker Ltd., Tiltware LLC, Vantage Ltd., Filco Ltd., Kolyma Corp. AVV, Pocket Kings Ltd., Pocket Kings Consulting Ltd., Ranston Ltd., Mail Media Ltd., Howard Lederer, Phil Ivey, Christopher 'Jesus' Ferguson, John Juanda, Jennifer Harman-Traniello, Phillip Gordon, Erick Lindgren, Erik Seidel, Andrew Bloch, Mike Matusow, Gus Hansen, Allen Cunningham, and Patrik Antonius at the U. S. District Court for the Southern District of New York.

PayPal records targeted by IRS in offshore tax evasion investigation

October 26, 2005 - The IRS has asked a U. S. federal court for permission to serve a “John Doe” summons on Internet money transfer firm PayPal Inc. as part of a clampdown on tax evasion using offshore credit and debit cards.“The records requested in the summons will identify the holders of bank accounts at, or payment cards issued by banks in, the listed jurisdictions, information which is not otherwise readily available to the Internal Revenue Service,” stated the IRS in its petition.

Another credit card processor subpoenaed by the IRS as part of investigation into offshore tax evasion

September 09, 2004 - Total Systems Services Inc. has become the latest third party credit card processor to be ordered to turn over client records to the IRS as part of its offshore tax evasion investigation. An order allowing the IRS to serve a

US court approves application to serve summonses on VISA International for tax evasion investigation

March 31, 2002 - A California court has approved a request by the Internal Revenue Service for leave to file "John Doe" summonses on VISA International as part of an investigation into tax evasion using offshore credit cards. The order, issued on March 28, 2002, allows the IRS to examine the records of VISA credit or debit cards issued "by, through, or on behalf of banks or other financial institutions" in 31 offshore jurisdictions.

FATCA: The Institutional and Individual Client Impact of Compliance

September 11, 2011 - Two US tax attorneys will explain the impact of the Foreign Account Tax Compliance Act on foreign financial institutions and their individual customers. 

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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.