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Swiss lawyer & Antigua Ambassador Dario Item fights Labuan regulatory ban, obtains Google removal

July 09, 2019 - London-based Swiss attorney Dario Item, who serves as Antigua and Barbuda's Ambassador to Spain, Monaco, and Liechtenstein, has legally challenged director and officer disqualifications against him in Labuan and persuaded Google to remove an OffshoreAlert article from its European search engine results.

Labuan FSA Enforcement Actions: July 8, 2019

July 08, 2019 - Notification by the Labuan Financial Services Authority of legal action by Dario Item, a London-based Swiss lawyer who serves as Antigua and Barbuda's Ambassador to Spain, Monaco, and Liechtenstein; Andrea Mezzi, a citizen of Italy; Mauro Giacomo Silva, a citizen of Italy; Blue Investment Bank Inc., and Blue Wealth Management Ltd., both of Labuan, challenging regulatory action against them.

Syed Pasha v. Pearns Point Property Development et al: Removal

June 28, 2019 - Notice of Removal, including a copy of the complaint alleging securities fraud regarding a project known as 'Pearns Point Property Development' in Antigua and Barbuda, in Syed Habeeb Pasha v. Thomas Viscosi, Shelly Berensen, Atlantic Capital Limited, of Antigua and Barbuda; Pearns Point Property Development, Last Mile Solutions, LLC, Orange Limited, of Antigua and Barbuda; and Orange International Limited Development, of Antigua and Barbuda, at the U. S. District Court for the Central District of California.

Antigua's Ambassador to Spain banned as director & officer in Labuan

June 06, 2019 - London-based Swiss attorney Dario Item, who serves as Antigua and Barbuda's Ambassador to Spain, Monaco, and Liechtenstein, has been disqualified and removed from acting as a director and officer of Blue Investment Bank and Blue Wealth Management in Labuan.

'Remove details of Dario Item's disqualification', writes reputation manager

June 05, 2019 - Letter from Ealixir, which claims to be "world leaders in the removal of undesirable web content and links", requesting the removal from OffshoreAlert's website of an enforcement action by the Labuan Financial Services Authority against its client, Dario Item, who, according to his promotional material, is an attorney in Switzerland and, inter alia, the Ambassador for Antigua & Barbuda to Spain, Monaco, and Liechtenstein.

Antigua & Barbuda Supervisory Authority v. Cresswell Overseas SA et al: Judgment

April 10, 2019 - Judgment in The Supervisory Authority v. Cresswell Overseas SA, of Panama, and Meinl Bank (Antigua) Ltd. regarding the Operation Car Wash investigation in Brazil, filed at the Antigua & Barbuda Court of Appeal.

USA v. Bank Julius Baer (Guernsey): Motion to Quash

April 04, 2019 - Motion to Quash Subpoena Issued to accounting firm Goldberg Gluck & Brusilovsky LLP by Lessia Shatalin and Katerina Duncan in USA v. All Assets Held at Bank Julius Baer & Company Ltd., Guernsey Branch, in the name of Pavlo Lazarenko at the U. S. District Court for the Northern District of California.

Western Alliance Tubulars Ltd. v. M/V BBC Ontario: Complaint

February 20, 2019 - Complaint in Western Alliance Tubulars Ltd., of Canada v. M/V BBC Ontario, sailing under the flag of Antigua & Barbuda; BBC Chartering Carriers GmbH, of Germany; Krey Schiffarhrts, GmbH & Co., KG, of Germany; and Graf Edzard KG, of Germany, at the U. S. District Court for the Southern District of Alabama.

USA v. Alexandre Cazes et al: Forfeiture Complaint

February 13, 2019 - Forfeiture Complaint in USA v. Assets held at Loyal Bank Limited, of Saint Vincent and the Grenadines, and Siam Commercial Bank, of Thailand, in the names of ACE Guide Holdings Limited and/or Alexandre Cazes, a.k.a. Alexander Cazes, a Canadian who allegedly operated an "illegal marketplace" known as AlphaBay, filed at the U. S. District Court for the Eastern District of California.

Allen Stanford Receiver v. Greenberg Traurig LLP et al: Second Amended Complaint

November 19, 2018 - Second Amended Complaint in Ralph S. Janvey, as court-appointed receiver for the Stanford receivership estate; Sandra Dorrell, Samuel Troice, and Michoacan Trust, individually and on behalf of a class of all others similarly situated, v. Greenberg Traurig LLP, Greenberg Traurig PA,  and Yolanda Suarez at the U. S. District Court for the Northern District of Texas.

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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.