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Bitcoin Manipulation Abatement LLC v. FTX Trading Ltd. et al: First Amended Complaint

November 08, 2019 - First Amended Complaint alleging cryptocurrency market manipulation, RICO, and fraud in Bitcoin Manipulation Abatement LLC, of Puerto Rico v. FTX Trading Ltd., of Antigua and Barbuda; Alameda Research LLC, of Delaware; Alameda Research Ltd., of the British Virgin Islands; Samuel Bankman-Fried, of California; Gary Wang, of California; Andy Croghan, of California; Constance Wang, described as a citizen and resident of Hong Kong; Darren Wong, of California, and Caroline Ellison, of California, at the U. S. District Court for the Northern District of California.

$150M lawsuit alleges crypto fraud by parties in Antigua, BVI, Hong Kong & US

November 04, 2019 - A complaint for damages of $150M for alleged cryptocurrency futures trading fraud and the operation of an unlicensed money transmitting business has been filed against individuals and companies in Antigua, British Virgin Islands, Hong Kong, and the United States, including Alameda Research and FTX Trading.

Bitcoin Manipulation Abatement LLC v. FTX Trading Ltd. et al: Complaint

November 02, 2019 - Complaint alleging cryptocurrency market manipulation, RICO, and fraud in Bitcoin Manipulation Abatement LLC, of Puerto Rico v. FTX Trading Ltd., of Antigua and Barbuda; Alameda Research LLC, of Delaware; Alameda Research Ltd., of the British Virgin Islands; Samuel Bankman-Fried, of California; Gary Wang, of California; Andy Croghan, of California; Constance Wang, described as a citizen and resident of Hong Kong; Darren Wong, of California, and Caroline Ellison, of California, at the U. S. District Court for the Northern District of California.

Antigua & Barbuda Supervisory Authority v. Cresswell Overseas SA et al: Judgment (Oct. 2019)

October 30, 2019 - Judgment on Application for Leave to Appeal on a matter of "Great General or Public Importance" regarding the registration of a Brazilian freezing order known as "the Moro Order" 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.

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.

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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.