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CFTC v. Yukom Communications Ltd. et al: Complaint

August 12, 2019 - Complaint for "an illegal and fraudulent 'binary options' trading scheme" involving companies in Anguilla, Bulgaria, Cyprus, Gibraltar, Israel, Malta, Marshall Islands, Mauritius, Saint Vincent and the Grenadines, and the United Kingdom in Commodity Futures Trading Commission v. Yukom Communications Ltd., of Israel; Linkopia Mauritius Ltd., of Mauritius; Wirestech Limited, d.b.a. BigOption, of the Marshall Islands; WSB Investments Ltd., d.b.a. BinaryBrook, of Anguilla, Gibraltar, St. Vincent and the Grenadines, and the United Kingdom; Zolarex Ltd., d.b.a. BinaryOnline, of the Marshall Islands; Yakov Cohen, an Israeli residing in Israel and Mauritius; Yossi Herzog, of Israel; Lee Elbaz, of Israel, currently incarcerated in the USA, and Shalom Peretz, of Israel, at the U. S. District Court for the Northern District of Illinois.

Christine Grablis et al v. OneCoin Ltd. et al: First Amended Class Action Complaint

August 02, 2019 - First Amended Class Action Complaint regarding an alleged cryptocurrency fraud in which much of the proceeds were allegedly laundered in the Cayman Islands and Ireland in Donald Berdeaux, of Montana, and Christine Grablis, of Tennessee v. OneCoin Ltd., of Bulgaria; Ruja Ignatova, of Bulgaria; Konstantin Igantov, of Bulgaria; Sebastian Greenwood, of Sweden; Mark Scott, of Coral Gables, Florida; Irina Andreeva Dilinska, David Pike, of Coral Gables, Florida, and Nicole J. Huesmann, of Coral Gables, Florida, at the U. S. District Court for the Southern District of New York.

LIC Telecommunications Sarl et al v. Michael Tennenbaum et al: Discovery Application

July 30, 2019 - Application by LIC Telecommunications Sarl, of Luxembourg, and Empreno Ventures Limited, of the British Virgin Islands, which are both owned by Dmitry Kosarev, of Russia, to take take discovery from Michael Tennenbaum, Tennenbaum Capital Partners LLC, and Tennenbaum Opportunities Partners V LP for use in legal proceedings in the United Kingdom against VTB Capital Plc, of the United Kingdom; Spas Rusev, of Bulgaria; Delta Capital International AD, of Luxembourg; Maze Sarl, of Luxembourg; Milen Veltchev, a former Minister of Finance of Bulgaria; Viva Telecom (Luxembourg) SA, of Luxembourg; V Telecom Investment SCA, of Luxembourg, and V2 Investment Sarl, of Luxembourg, "for allegedly orchestrating a sham "auction" as a means to obtain ownership and control of the "Vivacom Group"", filed at the U. S. District Court for the Central District of California.

Bank of Valletta notifies Argentarius Group of 'fraud liability'

July 16, 2019 - The closure of the Malta operations of Argentarius Group, which now operates in the Cayman Islands as iMaps Capital, coincided with preliminary legal action against it by the Bank of Valletta regarding an alleged investment fraud that resulted in losses of at least €79 million, OffshoreAlert can reveal.

Mundo Media Ltd. et al: Chapter 15 Petition

June 18, 2019 - Chapter 15 Petition for Recognition of a Foreign Main Proceeding in Canada by Ernst & Young, as the Foreign Representative of Mundo Media Ltd., 2538853 Ontario Ltd., M Zone Marketing Inc., and AppThis Holdings, Inc., at the U. S. Bankruptcy Court for the District of Delaware.

Christine Grablis v. OneCoin Ltd. et al: Class Action Complaint

May 07, 2019 - Class Action Complaint regarding an alleged cryptocurrency fraud in which much of the proceeds were allegedly laundered in the Cayman Islands and Ireland in Christine Grablis v. OneCoin Ltd., Ruja Ignatova, of Bulgaria; Konstantin Ignatov, of Bulgaria; Sebastian Greenwood, of Sweden; and Mark Scott at the U. S. District Court for the Southern District of New York.

USA v. Konstantin Ignatov: Criminal Complaint

March 06, 2019 - Criminal Complaint in USA v. Konstantin Ignatov regarding an alleged fraud and money laundering scheme known as 'OneCoin' and involving financial institutions in the Cayman Islands, Georgia, Hong Kong, Ireland, Jersey, Singapore, and the USA, at the U. S. District Court for the Southern District of New York.

USA v. Jean Boustani et al: Indictment

December 19, 2018 - Indictment in USA v. Jean Boustani, a.k.a. Jean Boustany, a citizen of Lebanon; Najib Allam, a.k.a. Naji Allam, a citizen of Lebanon; Manuel Chang, a citizen of Mozambique and Mozambique's Minister of Finance; Antonio Do Rosario, a citizen of Mozambique and "an official in Mozambique's governmental state intelligence and security service, known as Servico de Informacoes e Seguranca do Estado; Teofilo Nhangumele, "a citizen of Mozambique acting in an official capacity for and on behalf of the Office of the President of Mozambique"; Andrew Pearse, a citizen of New Zealand; Surjan Singh, a citizen of the United Kingdom; and Detelina Subeva, a citizen of Bulgaria, at the U. S. District Court for the Eastern District of New York.

Rudersdal EOOD et al v. Philip Harris et al: Complaint

November 28, 2018 - Complaint in Rudersdal EOOD, of Denmark; All Seas Property 2 EOOD, Asset Management EAD, and Zahari Tomov, all of Bulgaria v. Philip Robert Harris, and Ayr Logistics Inc., both of Texas; Anthony Dennis Harriott, and Grant Capital Investments Ltd., both of New Jersey; First Investment Bank AD, Tseko Todorov Minev, Ivailo Dimitrov Mutafchev, Chavdar Angelov Angelov, Delyan Slavchev Peevski, NSN Investment EOOD, Bulgartabac Holding AD, Bulgarian National Bank, Stanislav Georgiev Lyutov, Elena Zdravkova Kostadinchev, Tabak Market AD, Cibole Services Incorporated Bulgaria EOOD, Asteria BG EOOD, a.k.a. Droslian Bulgaria EOOD; Vili Vist EAD, and Promishleno Stroitelstvo Holding EAD, all of Bulgaria; All Seas Management Ltd., and Blue Finance Limited, both of the Marshall Islands; The Bank of New York Mellon Corporation, and Eaton Vance Structured Emerging Markets Equity Fund LLC, both of New York; and The Bank for Foreign Trade of the Russian Federation, a.k.a. VTB Bank, at New York Supreme Court, County of New York.

Blensdale Ltd. et al: Fixed Date Claim Form

February 20, 2018 - Fixed Date Claim Form by Blensdale Limited, Birchstead Limited, and Wissington Limited at the British Virgin Islands High Court.

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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.