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USA v. Leroy King: Sentencing Minutes

February 24, 2021 - Sentencing Minutes regarding a 10-year prison term for involvement in a $7 billion investment fraud masterminded by Allen Stanford in USA v. Leroy King, a former CEO of the Financial Services Regulatory Commission, of Antigua and Barbuda, at the U. S. District Court for the Southern District of Texas.

Stanford International Bank v. Richard Closs et al: Discovery Application

December 23, 2020 - Application by Hugh Dickson and Mark McDonald, as Joint Liquidators of Stanford International Bank Limited, of Antigua and Barbuda, to take discovery from Richard Closs and John Ward, described as former and current, respectively, employees of Pershing LLC, both residing in New Jersey, for use in legal proceedings in Canada "against TD Bank for negligence, breach of contract, and knowing assistance" regarding a "Ponzi scheme orchestrated by Robert Allen Stanford and his affiliates", filed at the U. S. District Court for the District of New Jersey.

Stanford International Bank v. Michael Raffa: Discovery Application

December 22, 2020 - Application by Hugh Dickson and Mark McDonald, as Joint Liquidators of Stanford International Bank Limited, of Antigua and Barbuda, to take discovery from Michael Rafa, described as a former employee of Toronto-Dominion Bank, residing in Massachusetts, for use in legal proceedings in Canada "against TD Bank for negligence, breach of contract, and knowing assistance" regarding a "Ponzi scheme orchestrated by Robert Allen Stanford and his affiliates", filed at the U. S. District Court for the District of Massachusetts.

Stanford International Bank v. Joel Landis: Discovery Application

December 22, 2020 - Application by Hugh Dickson and Mark McDonald, as Joint Liquidators of Stanford International Bank Limited, of Antigua and Barbuda, to take discovery from Joel Landis, a former employee of JPMorgan Chase, residing in Houston, Texas, for use in legal proceedings in Canada "against TD Bank for negligence, breach of contract, and knowing assistance" regarding a "Ponzi scheme orchestrated by Robert Allen Stanford and his affiliates", filed at the U. S. District Court for the Southern District of Texas.

Jennifer Jones et al v. Bruce Bauer et al: Complaint

November 16, 2020 - Complaint in Jennifer Jones, as an individual, and David Bauer, individually and derivatively on behalf of Nominal Defendant Agile Courts Construction Company Inc., of Florida v. Bruce Bauer, described as a resident of Antigua; Nicholas Bauer, described as a resident of Miami, and Agile Courts International Ltd., of the British Virgin Islands, as Defendants, and Agile Courts Construction Company Inc., as Nominal Defendant, at the Circuit Court of the 11th Judicial Circuit, in and for Miami-Dade County, Florida

Trium Bank & Trust Ltd.: Chapter 15 Petition

September 02, 2020 - Chapter 15 Petition for Recognition of a Foreign Main Proceeding in Antigua & Barbuda by Robert Wilkinson, of Grant Thornton, as the Foreign Representative of Trium Bank & Trust Limited, which had operations in Antigua and Venezuela, filed at the U. S. Bankruptcy Court for the Southern District of Florida.

Eddy Grant et al v. Donald Trump et al: Complaint

September 01, 2020 - Complaint alleging copyright infringement regarding the song 'Electric Avenue' in Edmond Grant, professionally known as Eddy Grant, a musician and songwriter residing in Barbados; Greenheart Music Limited, of England, and Greenheart Music Limited, of Antigua and Barbuda v. Donald J. Trump and Donald J. Trump For President Inc. at the U. S. District Court for the Southern District of New York.

Reynaldo Alegria v. Hyde Shipping Corporation et al: Complaint

July 29, 2020 - Complaint in Reynaldo Flores Alegria, a citizen of Nicaragua v. Hyde Shipping Corporation, of Antigua and Barbuda; Bahia Shipping Ltd., Bay Islands Shipping Ltd., Caribe Shipping (Cayman) Ltd., and Caribe Merchant Shipping (Cayman) Ltd., all of the Cayman Islands, at the Circuit Court of the 11th Judicial Circuit, in and for Miami-Dade County, Florida.

1Globe Capital LLC et al: Penalties

May 13, 2020 - Order Imposing Penalties for securities violations on 1Globe Capital, LLC, described as a Delaware company based in Boston, MA, and Beijing, China that is "a family office that purchases stock listed on US exchanges", and Jiaqiang 'Chiang' Li, described as a resident of Boston and Beijing, regarding trading in Sinovac Biotech Ltd., described as an Antigua and Barbuda-domiciled firm based in China whose shares are listed on NASDAQ, before the U. S. Securities and Exchange Commission.

Antigua Ambassador Dario Item given bank license despite corporate ban

April 20, 2020 - Antigua and Barbuda's banking regulator appears to have fast-tracked a licensing application by one of the country's diplomats - London-based Swiss lawyer Dario Item - after his bank in Labuan ran into regulatory problems and he received a corporate ban, OffshoreAlert can reveal.

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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.