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SEC v. Benjamin Alderson et al: Status Report - October 1, 2019

October 01, 2019 - Discovery Status Report regarding securities fraud allegations against former employees of deVere USA in U. S. Securities and Exchange Commission v. Benjamin Alderson, described in the complaint in 2018 as a citizen of the United Kingdom residing in the Bahamas, and Bradley Hamilton, described in the complaint as a citizen and resident of the United Kingdom, at the U. S. District Court for the Southern District of New York.

Perenco Ecuador Ltd. v. Republic of Ecuador: Petition to Enforce Arbitral Award

October 01, 2019 - Petition to Enforce Arbitral Award in the amount of $411 million in Perenco Ecuador Ltd., of the Bahamas v. The Republic of Ecuador at the U. S. District Court for the District of Columbia.

Amicorp BVI sued over alleged $20M investment fraud by clients

September 25, 2019 - British Virgin Islands-based corporate services provider Amicorp is being sued in the United States for damages of up to $20 million arising from a suspected fraud against residents of Ecuador who invested in a scheme by the 'Vanguardia Group' that involved individuals and legal entities in the Bahamas, Bermuda, BVI, Cayman Islands, and USA.

Insight Securities Inc. v. Amicorp (BVI) Trustees Ltd.: Complaint

September 24, 2019 - Complaint alleging negligence and fraud regarding the Vanguardia Trust and the SBH Assets Trust, both of the Cayman Islands, in Insight Securities Inc., of Delaware v. Amicorp (BVI) Trustees Ltd., of the British Virgin Islands, at the U. S. District Court for the Northern District of Illinois.

Swiss America Securities Ltd.: License Suspension

September 19, 2019 - Public Notice by the Securities Commission of the Bahamas announcing the Temporary Suspension of the registration of Swiss America Securities Ltd., which is operated by Guy Gentile, a citizen of the United States.

SEC accuses offshore firms of $125M investment fraud

September 19, 2019 - The U. S. Securities and Exchange Commission has accused companies in the Bahamas, Cayman Islands, Cook Islands, New Zealand, Puerto Rico, Saint Vincent and the Grenadines, and the United States of participating in a $125 million investment fraud involving a group known as Mediatrix Capital.

RBC Royal Bank (Cayman) Ltd. v. Michael Munnings: Writ of Summons

September 12, 2019 - Writ of Summons in RBC Royal Bank (Cayman) Limited v. Michael Munnings, a resident of the Bahamas, described as a former employee of the plaintiff, at the Grand Court of the Cayman Islands.

SEC v. Mediatrix Capital Inc. et al: Freezing Motion

September 12, 2019 - Emergency Motion for an Ex Parte Asset Freeze and Temporary Restraining Order in U. S. Securities and Exchange Commission v. Mediatrix Capital Inc., initially of Belize and then the Bahamas; Blue Isle Markets Inc., domiciled in Saint Vincent and the Grenadines, based in the Bahamas; Blue Isle Markets Ltd., of New Zealand; Michael Stephen Young, of Denver, Colorado; Michael Shawn Stewart, of Scottsdale, Arizona, and Bryant Edwin Sewall, of Dallas, Texas, and the Bahamas, as Defendants, and Mediatrix Capital Fund Ltd., of the Bahamas; Island Technologies LLC, of Puerto Rico; Victoria M. Stewart, Maria C. Young, Hanna Ohonkova Sewall, of Kiev, Ukraine; Michael C. Baker, of Denver, Colorado; Walter C. Young III, of Seattle, Washington; Arual LP, of Utah; West Beach LLC, of Puerto Rico; Salve Regina Trust, of the Cook Islands; TF Alliance LLC, of Colorado; Casa Conejo LLC, of Puerto Rico; Hase Haus LLC, of Colorado; DCC Islands Foundation, of the Bahamas; Keystone Business Trust, of Massachusetts; Weinzel LLC, of Nevada; The 1989 Foundation, of the Bahamas; Mediatrix Capital PR LLC, of Puerto Rico; Mediatrix Capital LLC, of Colorado, and Blue Isle Markets Inc., of the Cayman Islands, as Relief Defendants, at the U. S. District Court for the District of Colorado.

Imperial Cleaning Corp. v. General Funding Corporation of the Bahamas: Complaint

September 06, 2019 - Complaint in Imperial Cleaning Corp., d.b.a. Global Services, of Florida v. General Funding Corporation of the Bahamas at the Circuit Court of the 17th Judicial Circuit, in and for Broward County, Florida.

SEC v. Benjamin Alderson et al: Status Report - September 3, 2019

September 03, 2019 - Discovery Status Report regarding securities fraud allegations against former employees of deVere USA in U. S. Securities and Exchange Commission v. Benjamin Alderson, described in the complaint in 2018 as a citizen of the United Kingdom residing in the Bahamas, and Bradley Hamilton, described in the complaint as a citizen and resident of the United Kingdom, at the U. S. District Court for the Southern District of New York.

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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.