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Scandal-plagued Odebrecht Group applies for Chapter 15 recognition in New York

August 26, 2019 - Companies in the Bahamas, Cayman Islands and Brazil that belong to the insolvent conglomerate Odebrecht Group at the heart of a Brazilian bribery scandal have applied for Chapter 15 recognition at federal bankruptcy court in New York.

Odebrecht SA et al: Chapter 15 Petition

August 26, 2019 - Chapter 15 Petition for Recognition of a Foreign Main Proceeding in Brazil by Marcelo Rossini, as the Foreign Representative of Odebrecht S.A., of Brazil; Odebrecht Finance Limited, of the Cayman Islands; Odebrecht Participações e Investimentos S.A., of Brazil, and ODB International Corporation, of the Bahamas, at the U. S. Bankruptcy Court for the Southern District of New York.

Christine Grablis et al v. OneCoin Ltd. et al: First Amended Class Action Complaint

August 02, 2019 - First Amended Class Action Complaint regarding an alleged cryptocurrency fraud in which much of the proceeds were allegedly laundered in the Cayman Islands and Ireland in Donald Berdeaux, of Montana, and Christine Grablis, of Tennessee v. OneCoin Ltd., of Bulgaria; Ruja Ignatova, of Bulgaria; Konstantin Igantov, of Bulgaria; Sebastian Greenwood, of Sweden; Mark Scott, of Coral Gables, Florida; Irina Andreeva Dilinska, David Pike, of Coral Gables, Florida, and Nicole J. Huesmann, of Coral Gables, Florida, at the U. S. District Court for the Southern District of New York.

Access Advantage Master Ltd. v. Alpha Prime Fund Ltd.: Complaint

July 31, 2019 - Complaint regarding $30 million invested in a fraudulent scheme by Bernard Madoff in Access Advantage Master Ltd., domiciled in the British Virgin Islands, based in Corte Madera, California v. Alpha Prime Fund Ltd., of Bermuda, at the Supreme Court of the State of New York, County of New York.

Schahin Holdings SA et al: Chapter 15 Petition

July 26, 2019 - Chapter 15 Petition for Recognition of a Foreign Main Proceeding in Brazil by Osana Mendonça, as the Foreign Representative of Schahin Holdings SA, Base Engenharia e Serviços de Petróleo e Gás SA, a.k.a. Schahin Engenharia SA; Schahin Empreendimentos Imobiliarios Ltda, Schahin Securitizadora de Créditos Financeiros SA, Schahin Desenvolimento Imobiliários SA, Companhia Schahin de Ativos, MTS Participações SA, Satasch Participações Ltda, and Deep Black Drilling LLP, at the U. S. Bankruptcy Court for the Southern District of Florida. It is alleged in the petition that the Schahin Group was involved in a bribery scheme involving companies in several jurisdictions, including Austria, Bermuda, the British Virgin Islands, Panama, Uruguay, and the USA.

Jeffrey Epstein: Liquid Funding Ltd. - Selected Filings

July 24, 2019 - Selected filings with Bermuda's Registrar of Companies by Liquid Funding Ltd., which was dissolved on November 25th, 2015 after going into Members' Voluntary Liquidation and whose chairman and director was Jeffrey Epstein, a USA-based financier who was criminally indicted on two counts of sex trafficking at federal court in Manhattan on July 2nd, 2019. These records, comprising 357 pages, were obtained by OffshoreAlert from Bermuda's Registrar of Companies on July 24th, 2019 and, inter alia, include a Private Placement Memorandum, the registration of mortgage charges, an agreement for derivatives trading, and liquidation notice.

Bank of Valletta notifies Argentarius Group of 'fraud liability'

July 16, 2019 - The closure of the Malta operations of Argentarius Group, which now operates in the Cayman Islands as iMaps Capital, coincided with preliminary legal action against it by the Bank of Valletta regarding an alleged investment fraud that resulted in losses of at least €79 million, OffshoreAlert can reveal.

Scandal-plagued Argentarius Group closes in Malta, moves to Cayman

July 12, 2019 - Amid legal and regulatory issues, Argentarius Group - which provides low-cost, regulation-free investment funds to asset managers, particularly fraudsters - has closed down in Malta, having moved its headquarters to the Cayman Islands, where it operates as iMaps Capital.

Antaros AG: Public Warning

May 02, 2019 - Public Warning by the Swiss Financial Market Supervisory Authority regarding Antaros AG.

CFTC v. 1Pool Ltd. et al: Consent Order

March 04, 2019 - Consent Order in Commodity Futures Trading Commission v. 1Pool Ltd., of the Marshall Islands, and Patrick Brunner, of Austria, at the U. S. District Court for the District of Columbia.

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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.