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Greenberg Traurig agrees $65M payment to settle Allen Stanford fraud litigation

October 18, 2019 - After seven years of defending litigation, law firm Greenberg Traurig has agreed to pay $65 million to settle a complaint that it helped fraudster Allen Stanford's offshore bank swindle thousands of investors out of $7 billion.

Allen Stanford Receiver v. Greenberg Traurig LLP: Motion to Approve Settlement

October 17, 2019 - Motion to Approve Settlement regarding allegations of involvement in a multi-billion dollar Ponzi scheme by convicted fraudster Allen Stanford and his now defunct, Antigua & Barbuda-domiciled Stanford International Bank in Ralph Janvey, as Receiver for the Stanford Receivership Estate; The Official Stanford Investors Committee, Sandra Dorrell, Samuel Troice, and Michoacan Trust v. Greenberg Traurig, LLP and Greenberg Traurig P.A. at the U. S. District Court for the Northern District of Texas.

BOI Bank Corporation: Public Notice

September 19, 2019 - Public Notice by the Antigua & Barbuda Financial Services Regulatory Commission regarding BOI Bank Corporation.

USA v. Pietro Vinci: Forfeiture Complaint

August 23, 2019 - Forfeiture Complaint regarding tax fraud involving Mosquetero SP, of Scotland; Stanford International Bank, of Antigua and Barbuda, and Citi Private Trust, of Switzerland, in USA v. Pietro Vinci, an Italy-born former resident of Venezuela now residing in Maryland, at the U. S. District Court for the District of Maryland.

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.

Estate of Leonard John Nike v. Baywatch Caribbean Ltd.: Restoration & Receivership Application

May 31, 2019 - Fixed Date Claim Form in Christopher Nike and Kathryn Vickers, of England, as Executors of the Estate of Leonard John Nike v. Baywatch Caribbean Ltd. at the British Virgin Islands High Court.

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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.