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Peter Nygård's insolvent Canadian clothing group files for Chapter 15 recognition in NY

March 19, 2020 - The newly-appointed Receiver of former Bahamas resident Peter Nygård's Canada-based clothing group has applied for Chapter 15 recognition of the Canadian insolvency proceedings in New York.

Bernardo Jose Rosental Grinberg v. Morgan Stanley Smith Barney LLC: Discovery Application

March 10, 2020 - Application by Bernardo Jose Rosental Grinberg to take discovery from Morgan Stanley Smith Barney LLC, d.b.a. Morgan Stanley Wealth Management, for use in legal proceedings in the Bahamas against Judy Masri Diwan, Ariela Raquel Rosental Masri, both of Mexico; the Estate of Jonathan Rosental Masri, Arimouse Corp., and Judapest Corp., filed at the U. S. District Court for the Southern District of New York.

Bahamas Securities Commission: $850K Fraud

March 09, 2020 - Public Notice by the Securities Commission of the Bahamas that it was defrauded out of B$850,000 in January 2020 when a "fraudulent cheque" was deposited at, and cleared by, the regulator's bank.

Bernardo Jose Rosental Grinberg v. Israel Discount Bank of New York et al: Discovery Application

March 03, 2020 - Application by Bernardo Jose Rosental Grinberg to take discovery from Israel Discount Bank of New York, JPMorgan Chase Bank NA, and Bank Leumi USA for use in legal proceedings in the Bahamas against Judy Masri Diwan, Ariela Raquel Rosental Masri, both of Mexico; the Estate of Jonathan Rosental Masri, Arimouse Corp., and Judapest Corp., filed at the U. S. District Court for the Southern District of New York.

Henrique Rodriguez Guillen v. Bank of America: Discovery Application

February 18, 2020 - Application by Henrique Rodriguez Guillen to take discovery from Bank of America and The Northern Trust International Banking Corporation for use in "contemplated civil and criminal proceedings in the Dominican Republic and Barbados" involving HES (Caribbean) International Holdings, SRL, of Barbados, and allegations of "fraud and money laundering", filed at the U. S. District Court for the Southern District of New York.

Jane Does v. Peter Nygard et al: Class Action Complaint

February 13, 2020 - Class Action Complaint alleging "rape and sexual assault" of "young, impressionable, and often impoverished children and women" in the Bahamas, Canada, USA, and elsewhere in Jane Does Nos. 1-10, described as nine citizens of the Bahamas and one of the United States v. Peter J. Nygard, described as "a Finnish and Canadian citizen with permanent residences in the United States"; Nygard Inc., of Delaware; Nygard International Partnership, of Canada, and Nygard Holdings Limited, of the Bahamas, at the U. S. District Court for the Southern District of New York.

USA v. Kiam Knowles et al: Criminal Indictment

February 06, 2020 - Criminal Indictment for conspiracy to possess with intent to distribute controlled substances in USA v. Kiam Knowles, of the Bahamas, and Wayne Glinton at the U. S. District Court for the Southern District of Florida.

USA v. Kiam Knowles et al: Criminal Complaint

January 22, 2020 - Criminal Complaint for conspiracy to possess with intent to distribute controlled substances in USA v. Kiam Knowles, described as a Bahamian male who imported drugs "to South Florida via cruise ships arriving from the Bahamas", and Wayne Glinton at the U. S. District Court for the Southern District of Florida.

Joseph Ebanks v. iFinex Inc. et al: Class Action Complaint

January 16, 2020 - Class Action Complaint alleging fraud involving Bitcoin cryptocurrency in Joseph Ebanks, of Stow, Ohio v. iFinex Inc., BFXNA Inc., DigFinex Inc., Tether Holdings Limited, Tether Limited, and Tether Operations Limited, all of the British Virgin Islands; Jean-Louis van der Velde, of Hong Kong; Giancarlo Devasini, of France, and Philip Potter, of Ocean Beach, NY, at the U. S. District Court for the Southern District of New York.

FTC v. Grand Bahama Cruise Line, LLC et al: Complaint

January 10, 2020 - Complaint alleging an "illegal telemarketing operation" in Federal Trade Commission v. Grand Bahama Cruise Line, LLC, of Florida; Ultimate Vacation Group, LLC, d.b.a. Royal Bahamas Cruise Line, LLC, of Florida; Tropical Accommodations LLC, d.b.a. Grand Celebration Cruise Line; VSC, LLC, of Delaware; Cabb Group, LLC, of Florida; Florida V.S.C. Inc., of Florida; Jonathan Blake Curtis, Anthony DiGiacomo, Christopher A. Cotroneo, Christina R. Peterson, and Robert J. Peterson II at the U. S. District Court for the Middle District of Florida.

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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.