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SEC v. Ongkaruck Sripetch et al: TRO Motion

September 22, 2020 - SEC's Ex Parte Application for Temporary Restraining Order Freezing Assets and Granting Other Relief against Ongkaruck Sripetch, Brehnen Knight, Amanda Flores, and Ashmit Patel in U. S. Securities and Exchange Commission v. Ongkaruck Sripetch, of Las Vegas, NV; Amanda Flores, of Las Vegas, NV; Brehnen Knight, of Escondido, CA; Andrew McAlpine, a citizen of Canada residing in the Cayman Islands; Ashmit Patel, a citizen of Canada residing in Ontario; Michael Wexler, a citizen of Canada residing in Ottawa; Dominic Williams, of Bonita, CA; Adtron Inc., a.k.a. Stockpalooza.com, of Nevada; ATG Inc., of Nevada; DOIT Ltd., domicile not specified; Doji Capital, Inc., of California; King Mutual Solutions Inc., of Nevada; Optimus Prime Financial Inc., of California; Orca Bridge, of Nevada; Redline International, of Nevis and California, and UAIM Corporation, of Belize, at the U. S. District Court for the Southern District of California.

Cayman penny stock broker Andy McAlpine arrested in US for alleged fraud

September 22, 2020 - Penny stock broker Andrew McAlpine, a Canadian living in the Cayman Islands, is in custody in the U.S. after being criminally indicted for securities fraud. He's also one of 16 individual and corporate defendants accused of a $6M fraud "involving at least 20 penny stock companies" in a related SEC civil complaint.

SEC v. Andrew McAlpine et al: Complaint

September 21, 2020 - Complaint alleging the defendants "worked in concert to engage in numerous fraudulent schemes and other violations of the federal securities laws, involving at least 20 penny stock companies" in U. S. Securities and Exchange Commission v. Ongkaruck Sripetch, of Las Vegas, NV; Amanda Flores, of Las Vegas, NV; Brehnen Knight, of Escondido, CA; Andrew McAlpine, a citizen of Canada residing in the Cayman Islands; Ashmit Patel, a citizen of Canada residing in Ontario; Michael Wexler, a citizen of Canada residing in Ottawa; Dominic Williams, of Bonita, CA; Adtron Inc., a.k.a. Stockpalooza.com, of Nevada; ATG Inc., of Nevada; DOIT Ltd., domicile not specified; Doji Capital, Inc., of California; King Mutual Solutions Inc., of Nevada; Optimus Prime Financial Inc., of California; Orca Bridge, of Nevada; Redline International, of Nevis and California, and UAIM Corporation, of Belize, at the U. S. District Court for the Southern District of California.

CFTC v. David Cartu et al: Complaint

September 02, 2020 - Complaint alleging "a massive fraudulent 'binary options' trading scheme" amounting to $165 million and involving individuals and companies in or from Belize, the British Virgin Islands, Canada, Israel, Seychelles, United Kingdom, and USA in Commodity Futures Trading Commission v. David Cartu, Jonathan Cartu, and Joshua Cartu, described as brothers who are all citizens of Canada; Ryan Masten, of Austin, Texas; Leeav Peretz, a.k.a. Lee Cole, and Nati Peretz, both described as being "from Windsor, Ontario, Canada" and currently residing in Israel; All Out Marketing Limited, of the British Virgin Islands; BareIt Media LLC, d.b.a. SignalPush, of Texas; Blue Moon Investments Ltd., of the Seychelles, and Orlando Union Inc., of Belize, at the U. S. District Court for the Western District of Texas.

SEC v. Minish Hede et al: Complaint

August 21, 2020 - Complaint "for acting as unregistered brokers" regarding the "offering and selling securities in the form of promissory notes issued by Belize Infrastructure Fund I, LLC" in U. S. Securities and Exchange Commission v. Minish 'Joe' Hede, of Rumson, New Jersey, and Kevin Graetz, of New Canaan, Connecticut, at the U. S. District Court for the Southern District of New York.

Milan Vasich v. National Bank of Ukraine: Complaint

August 17, 2020 - Complaint "for compensatory and punitive damages related to the conversion and breach of contract in connection with funds in the amount of $367,341,817.00" in Milan Vasich, of Florida v. National Bank of Ukraine, of Ukraine, at the U. S. District Court for the Southern District of Florida.

Arnage Holdings Ltd. et al v. Walkers: Ruling on Leave to Appeal & Security For Costs

August 08, 2020 - Ruling on the Defendant's Applications for Leave to Appeal and Security for Costs in Arnage Holdings Limited, Brooklands Holdings Limited, East Farthing Holdings Limited, Katia Rabello, and Fernando Toledo v. Walkers, a Cayman Islands law firm, at the Grand Court of the Cayman Islands.

Prime Capital (Bermuda) Ltd. v. Innovative Securities Ltd. et al: Writ of Summons

May 27, 2020 - Generally Endorsed Writ of Summons in Prime Capital (Bermuda) Limited v. Innovative Securities Ltd., of Belize, and Cowen International Limited, of England, at Bermuda Supreme Court.

CFTC v. Casper Mikkelsen: Complaint

May 18, 2020 - Complaint alleging fraud in Commodity Futures Trading Commission v. Casper Mikkelsen, a.k.a. Carsten Nielsen, a.k.a. Brian Thomson, a.k.a. Thomas Jensen, a.k.a. Casper Muller, of Denmark, at the U. S. District Court for the Southern District of New York.

SEC v. Dropil Inc. et al: Complaint

April 23, 2020 - Complaint alleging a "fraudulent and unregistered offering of securities" in the form of an Initial Coin Offering in the U. S. Securities and Exchange Commission v. Dropil Inc., of Belize; Jeremy McAlpine, Zachary Matar, and Patrick O'Hara at the U. S. District Court for the Central District of California.

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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.