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Cayman firms owned by US accused fraudsters go into liquidation

October 31, 2018 - Seven Cayman Islands firms whose beneficial owners appear to be accused fraudsters in the United States have gone into liquidation, joining affiliates in the British Virgin Islands and the Bahamas.

US construction group dck in $2.5M tax dispute with IRS over offshore operations

October 18, 2018 - Pennsylvania-based global construction firm dck worldwide has taken legal action against the IRS concerning a $2.5 million payroll tax dispute involving offshore companies in the Bahamas, Belize, Bermuda, Jamaica, Nevis, Palau, St. Lucia, St. Maarten, and the Turks and Caicos Islands.

dck Bermuda Ltd. et al v. USA: Complaint

October 16, 2018 - Complaint in dck International, LLC, dck worldwide holdings, Inc., dck worldwide, LLC, dck international SKN, Limited, dck Bermuda, Ltd., dck Dominica, Inc., dck St. Maarten N.V., dck Jamaica, LLC, dck Bahamas, Inc., dck TCI, Ltd., dck Palau Limited, LLC, dck caribbean holding Ltd., DCK Building Solutions Jamaica Limited, dck Belize, Limited, dck Building Solutions SL, Ltd., dck Staffing Services, LLC, dck development north america, LLC, Connecticut Studios, LLC, CTS Energy, LLC, dck development, LLC, dck Capital Solutions, LLC, Oakview dck LLC, dck California Construction, Inc., Zenith Equipment, LLC, Main Street Cranberry Management, LLC, Main Street Cranberry, LP, dck pacific region, LLC, dck global development, LLC, dck pacific construction, LLC, pacific guam, LLC, DCK Pacific, LLC, Terrace Pacific Insurance, Ltd., Terrace Guam, Ltd., and dck California Building, LLC v. USA at the U. S. District Court for the Southern District of Florida.

Boss Investments, Ltd. v. Margaritaville of Bahamas, LLC et al: Complaint

October 12, 2018 - Complaint in Boss Investments, Ltd. v. Margaritaville of Bahamas, LLC, Margaritaville Enterprises, LLC, and Margaritaville Holdings, LLC at the U. S. District Court for the Southern District of Florida.

Great Western Insurance Company v. Alpha Re Ltd. et al: First Amended Complaint

October 05, 2018 - First Amended Complaint in Great Western Insurance Company v. Mark Graham, Donald Solow, Blue Capital Management, Inc., Blue Alternative Asset Management LLC, Wilmington Savings Fund Society, FSB, Christiana Trust, Regatta Holdings LLC, Cygnet 001 Master Trust, Cygnet 001 Master Trust Series, Cygnet 001 Master Trust, Cygnet 001 Master Trust Series 2011-A, Cygnet 001 Master Trust Series 2011-C, Cygnet 001 Master Trust Series 2013-A, Alpha Re Limited, Alpha Re Holdings (Cayman) Limited, Atlantic Specialty Finance, Blue Elite Fund Ltd., Blue Elite Fund LP, Blue II Ltd., Sancus Capital Blue Credit Opportunities Fund Ltd., Ability Insurance Company, John Drake, Edward Brennan Lynch, and Gregory Tolaram at the U. S. District Court for the Southern District of New York.

OL Group Ltd. et al v. Assured Fund: Winding Up Petition

September 28, 2018 - Winding Up Petition in OL Group Limited and Citco Bank and Trust Company (Bahamas) Limited, on behalf of EnTrustPermal Select Opportunities Ltd., EnTrustPermal Select Opportunities II Ltd., EnTrustPermal Hedge Fund Opportunities Ltd., and EnTrustPermal Hedge Fund Opportunities II Ltd., all of the British Virgin Islands v. Assured Fund at the Grand Court of the Cayman Islands.

ProSight Syndicate 1110 at Lloyd's et al v. Steven Marks et al: Complaint

September 18, 2018 - Complaint in ProSight Syndicate 1110 at Lloyd's and Ironshore Specialty Insurance Company v. Steven Marks, Podhurst Orseck, PA, Jeffrey Soffer, Daniel Riordan, Paula Riordan, Alex Krys, North American Elite Insurance Company, as underwriter for Swiss Re; Southwest Transport Services Ltd., Beecham Limited, Pioneer Caribbean Logistics Limited, Jason Sweeney, David Pearce, Frank Valdez, Pleasant Hill Entertainment Limited, and Daria Pastoukhova Gogoleva, individually and as the natural parent and legal guardian of the minor children A.P.V., N.M.P.V., and L.P.V., and as the Personal Representative of the Estate of Lance Valdez, at the U. S. District Court for the Southern District of Florida.

Bahamas broker Seton Securities International fined in Canada for unlicensed operations

September 10, 2018 - Bahamas-based broker/dealer Seton Securities International Ltd., which is operated by Canadian Jay Gotlieb, has agreed to pay C$35,000 to the Alberta Securities Commission for operating without a license.

Seton Securities International Ltd.: Settlement Agreement & Undertaking

September 07, 2018 - Settlement Agreement and Undertaking in Alberta Securities Commission v. Seton Securities International Ltd.

Swiss America Securities Ltd.: Settlement Agreement

August 30, 2018 - Settlement Agreement in Securities Commission of the Bahamas v. Swiss America Securities Ltd.

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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.