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YS GM Marfin II LLC et al v. The Clearing House Payments Company LLC et al: Discovery Application

April 03, 2020 - Application by YS GM Marfin II LLC, YS GM MF VII LLC, YS GM MF VIII LLC, YS GM MF IX LLC, and YS GM MF X LLC to take discovery from The Clearing House Payments Company LLC, Bank of America, Bank of China, The Bank of New York Mellon, BNP Paribas USA, Citibank, Commerzbank AG, Deutsche Bank Trust Company Americas, HSBC Bank USA, JPMorgan Chase Bank, Societe Generale, Standard Chartered Bank, UBS AG, and Wells Fargo Bank for use in "pending and contemplated proceedings" in England, Malaysia and other countries regarding "a brazen $89.2 million multinational maritime fraud" allegedly by Muhammad Tahir Lakhani, and his two sons, Muhammad Ali Lakhani and Muhammad Hasan Lakhani, who are described as "British and Pakistani dual nationals ordinarily resident in England, Pakistan and//or the United Arab Emirates", and involving several jurisdictions, including Nevis, Marshall Islands, Palau, and Panama, filed at the U. S. District Court for the Southern District of Florida.

Manet Trust et al v. Bank of China et al: Discovery Application

March 28, 2019 - Application by Opus Trustees Limited, of Guernsey, in its capacity as trustee of The Manet Trust and Renoir Investments Limited, of Guernsey, to take discovery from Bank of China, The Bank of New York Mellon, BNP Paribas, Citibank NA, CommerzbankAG, Deutsche Bank Trust Company Americas, HSBC Bank, JPMorgan Chase Bank NA, Societe Generale, Standard Chartered Bank, and UBS AG for contemplated legal proceedings in Guernsey regarding a fraud believed to involve Société Bancaire et Fiduciarie Privée, Credit Foncier Comoros, Credit Foncier International s.r.o., Federico Cappuzzo, Daria Chekhova, Laura Meier, Credit Foncier Dubai UAE, and Kataryna Ryzovska, filed at the U. S. District Court for the Southern District of New York.

Newt Utopia: Around the offshore world

April 30, 2004 - A look at the Comoros Islands, specifically the Anjouan Offshore Finance Authority; Bermuda, Nevis, Dominica, and Nauru.

Offshore criminal activity continues unabated in Grenada

November 30, 2000 - Regulators in Grenada are continuing to allow banks belonging to the First International Bank of Grenada group to operate on the island despite FIBG's massive insolvency, we can reveal. The National Commercial Bank of St. Vincent, which is government-owned, is also continuing to provide banking services despite having its UK assets frozen recently over the FIBG fiasco.

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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.