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Dismatrix SPC et al v. Equiti Capital UK Ltd.: Complaint

October 29, 2020 - Complaint for $12.7 million alleging "Defendant is in receipt of funds as part of a fraudulent investment scheme at the expense of the Claimants" in Dismatrix SPC, Asyndeton, and Polysyndeton, all of the Cayman Islands v. Equiti Capital UK Limited, of England, at the High Court of Justice of England and Wales.

USA v. FCI Holdings Inc.: Forfeiture Complaint

October 23, 2020 - Forfeiture Complaint regarding proceeds derived from "a fraudulent telemarketing 'boiler room' in Costa Rica" operated by "Jeffrey Pearson and others" in USA v. An Account at Butterfield Bank (Bahamas) Limited in the name of FCI Holdings Limited at the U. S. District Court for the Southern District of Florida.

John McLaughlin v. RoyalStar Assurance Ltd. et al: Writ of Summons

October 20, 2020 - Writ of Summons in John McLaughlin v. RoyalStar Assurance Ltd., of the Bahamas; West Indies Chartered Loss Adjusters, Desi Ebanks, and Mack Glenroy Mclean at the Grand Court of the Cayman Islands.

Madison Asset LLC v. Deutsche Bank AG: Complaint (Redacted)

October 14, 2020 - Redacted Complaint "against Deutsche for its role in a fraudulent trading scheme orchestrated by Madison's former principals and principals of related entities between 2014 and 2017 that caused Madison to suffer more than $200 million in damages" in Martin Trott and Christopher Smith, of RHSW (Cayman) Limited, as Joint Official Liquidators of Madison Asset LLC (in Official Liquidation), described as "a Cayman investment fund that is now in official liquidation proceedings before the Grand Court of the Cayman Islands" v. Deutsche Bank AG at the U. S. Bankruptcy Court for the Southern District of New York.

Barclays Bank Plc et al v. Val Sklarov et al: Complaint

October 09, 2020 - Complaint alleging "false designation of origin, cybersquatting and trademark dilution" in Barclays Bank Plc, of England, and Barclays Capital Inc., of New York v. Vladimir 'Val' Sklarov, described as a "convicted felon" residing in Florida, and Osman Qureishi, described as a resident of Texas, each individually and d.b.a. 'Shearson Lehman Brothers', 'Shearson Lehman', 'Lehman Brothers', 'Shearson Lehman Brothers Investment Banking', and 'Shearson Lehman Investment Banking'; Black Rock Capital LLC, of the Bahamas; Newburgh Capital Ltd., Lincoln Capital Ltd., of Belize; Lincoln Capital Ltd., of Belize, and Jaitegh 'JT' Singh, described as an attorney based in New York, at the U. S. District Court for the Southern District of New York.

USA v. Sargeant Marine Inc.: Plea Agreement

September 23, 2020 - Plea Agreement regarding alleged violations of the Foreign Corrupt Practices Act involving, inter alia, Asphalt Trading, of the Bahamas; Petróleo Brasileiro S.A., a.k.a. Petrobras, of Brazil; Petroleos de Venezuela S.A., a.k.a. PDVSA, of Brazil; Empresa Publica de Hidrocarburos del Ecuador, of Ecuador, and Daniel Sargeant in USA v. Sargeant Marine Inc., described as "an asphalt company" based in Boca Raton, Florida, at the U. S. District Court for the Eastern District of New York.

USA v. Sargeant Marine Inc.: Criminal Information

September 23, 2020 - Criminal Information alleging violations of the Foreign Corrupt Practices Act involving, inter alia, Asphalt Trading, of the Bahamas; Petróleo Brasileiro S.A., a.k.a. Petrobras, of Brazil; Petroleos de Venezuela S.A., a.k.a. PDVSA, of Brazil; Empresa Publica de Hidrocarburos del Ecuador, of Ecuador, and Daniel Sargeant in USA v. Sargeant Marine Inc., described as "an asphalt company" based in Boca Raton, Florida, at the U. S. District Court for the Eastern District of New York.

SEC v. Verley Sembritzky, Jr. et al: Complaint

September 22, 2020 - Complaint alleging securities fraud in U. S. Securities and Exchange Commission v. Verley Lee Sembritzky, Jr., of Houston, Texas; Bounty of the Ocean Inc., of the Bahamas, and Ocean Harvest LLC, of Delaware, at the U. S. District Court for the Southern District of Texas.

Aviacorp Enterprises S.A.: Chapter 11 Petition

September 21, 2020 - Chapter 11 Petition by Aviacorp Enterprises S.A., of Panama, at the U. S. Bankruptcy Court for the Southern District of New York.

Alapaha View Ltd. et al v. Prodigy Network LLC et al: Complaint

September 15, 2020 - Complaint "to recover their monetary damages arising out of Defendants' breaches of investment agreements, fraudulent misrepresentations/omissions, and other business torts regarding Plaintiffs' substantial investments in a luxurious New York real estate investment and development project involving Defendants" in Alapaha View Ltd., of the Bahamas; Dalaman Management Corp., of the British Virgin Islands; Jailineli Ltd., of the British Virgin Islands; Ecen del Centro SA de CV, of Mexico; Colle Investments Ltd., of the Bahamas; International C18 Holdings Ltd., of the British Virgin Islands; Artesana SA, of Panama; Miguel Gonzalez-Teja Zachrisson, of Guatemala; Pablo Miguel Marantz, of Argentina; Gonzalo Jose Vidal Devoto, of Argentina; Maria Amancay Caparros, of Argentina; Maria Victoria Ruiz de Velasco Martinez de Ercilla, of Spain; Blanca Araceli Botran Santiago, of Guatemala; Ana Lucrecia Garcia Botran, of Guatemala; Manuel Pisa Muntane, of Spain; Christine Marie Pascual Par, of Spain; Ana Mabel Roa Barrera, of Colombia; Luz Marina Roa Barrera, of Colombia; Gloria Barrera Galvis, of Colombia; Alejandro Celentano, of Argentina; Juan Carlos Timeus Rodas, of Guatemala; Iñigo Diego Eugenio Maria Raphael Aspillaga Plenge, of Peru; Nelly Maria Beatriz de Paramo Parle, of Peru; Rita Nelly Maria de Paramo Parle, of Peru; Maria Paula Arnaldo, a citizen of Argentina residing in Spain; Cesar Humberto Medina Garcia, of Virginia; Ana Maria Mate Londono, of Virginia, and Felipe Cortes Font, of Mexico v. Prodigy Network LLC, Prodigy Shorewood Investment Management LLC, 84 William Street NewCo, Inc., 84 William Street Realty Associates LLC, 84 William Mezz NewCo, Inc., and Prodigy Shorewood Domestic Feeder Rep Fund, LLC, each described as a Delaware company based in New York, NY, and Prodigy Shorewood New York Rep Co., described as a Cayman Islands company based in New York, NY, at the U. S. District Court for the Southern District of New York.

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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.