OffshoreAlert
Daily news, documents and intelligence about Offshore Financial Centers and those who conduct business in them that you will not find anywhere else.

CAYMAN ISLANDS

eMail Alerts  

Sign-Up for eMail Alerts

RSS Feed  

Subscribe to feed

US founders used insolvent Cayman insurer as 'piggy bank', claims regulator

September 23, 2020 - Florida residents Jorge Falcon and Leonardo Cornide used insolvent Cayman Islands-domiciled Premier Assurance Group SPC as their own "piggy bank", Cayman's financial regulator has claimed.

Premier Assurance Group SPC Ltd.: Public Notice

September 23, 2020 - Public Notice by the Cayman Islands Monetary Authority announcing it has appointed Jeffrey Stower and Jason Robinson, of KPMG, to assume control of Premier Assurance Group SPC Ltd. and "found Jorge Eduardo Falcon and Leonardo Cornide, two of Premier's directors, not fit and proper to hold the position of director of a licensee".

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.

Premier Assurance Group SPC Ltd.: Chapter 15 Petition

September 22, 2020 - Chapter 15 Petition for Recognition of a Foreign Main Proceeding in the Cayman Islands by Jeffrey Stower and Jason Robinson, as the Foreign Representatives of Premier Assurance Group SPC Ltd. (in Controllership), at the U. S. Bankruptcy Court for the Southern District of Florida. Editor's Note: The "Foreign Main Proceeding" in this matter, which includes allegations of fraud, was filed under seal at the Grand Court of the Cayman Islands on September 17th, 2020 and remains sealed as of today, with the entry in the Court's public register reading "Confidential Matter". It is often only when Cayman insolvency practitioners seek recognition in the United States that the mere existence of cases becomes publicly-known.

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.

Harinath Nampally v. Baidu Inc. et al: Class Action Complaint

September 21, 2020 - Class Action Complaint alleging securities fraud in Harinath Nampally v. Baidu Inc., a Cayman Islands company based in China; Robin Yanhong Li, Herman Cheng-Chun Yu, and Jennifer Xinzhe Li at the U. S. District Court for the Eastern District of New York.

Helen Hudson v. CCP III Cayman GP Ltd. et al: Class Action Complaint

September 21, 2020 - Class Action Complaint alleging Securities Act violations in Helen Hudson v. GoHealth Inc., described as an operator of "a health insurance marketplace" whose share are listed on NASDAQ; Clinton P. Jones, Brandon M. Cruz, Travis J. Matthiesen, NVX Holdings Inc., Centerbidge Partners LP, CCP III AIV VII Holdings LP, CB Blizzard Co-Invest Holdings LP, Blizzard Aggregator LLC, Centerbridge Associates III LP, CCP III Cayman GP Ltd., of the Cayman Islands; Goldman Sachs & Co. LLC, BofA Securities Inc., and Morgan Stanley & Co. LLC at the U. S. District Court for the Northern District of Illinois.

Northern Trust Global Fund Services Cayman Ltd. et al: $167K Penalties

September 18, 2020 - Administrative Order imposing financial penalties totaling $167,629 on Northern Trust Hedge Fund Services LLC and Northern Trust Global Fund Services Cayman Limited, of the Cayman Islands, "as the fund administrators for the LR Global Frontier Master Fund, Ltd. and two feeder funds, the LR Global Frontier Fund, Ltd. (offshore) and the LR Global Frontier Fund LP (onshore)", for regulatory breaches regarding an alleged fraud by Donald S. LaGuardia, Jr.

USA v. Danil Potekhin et al: Forfeiture Complaint

September 16, 2020 - Forfeiture Complaint in USA v. Cryptocurrency and Cash allegedly derived from "a large scale, sophisticated 'phishing' campaign" by Russian nationals Danil Potekhin and Dimitrii Karasavidi that targeted cryptocurrency exchanges, including Poloniex, based in San Francisco, domiciled in Delaware; Binance, based in Hong Kong, domiciled in the Cayman Islands, and Gemini Trust Company LLC, based in New York, at the U. S. District Court for the Northern District of California.

We hunt for red flags in high-value, cross-border finance by monitoring offshore and onshore courts, regulatory actions, offering documents, and other sources - and email you the results.

View Recent Digests

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.