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Costa Rica: LLC

March 18, 2021 - Application for the appointment of a Commissioner to collect evidence from LLC - pursuant to a request for judicial assistance from Costa Rica - for a criminal investigation into suspected fraud by someone using the name Mendez Esquivel Nelkin.

Rasel Ltd. et al v. Michael Gauss: Bankruptcy Petition

December 22, 2020 - Involuntary Chapter 7 Petition by alleged creditors with claims totaling $9.4 million in Rasel Ltd., of Beverly Hills, CA; Consul Group RE 2021, S.R.L., of Costa Rica; NEEW TNG, formerly known as RSW Investment Group, Ltd., of the British Virgin Islands; SWIG America Consulting LLC, of Lanham, MD; Arteam Consult, Ltd., of Lanham, MD; Genius of Wealth, LLC, of London, England, and SWIG International Ltd., of London, England v. Michael I. Gauss, a.k.a. Mikhail Gauss, a.k.a. Michael I. Syroejine, a.k.a. Mikhail Gass, a.k.a. Michael Ivan Syroejine, a.k.a. Mikhail Syrojeschin, a.k.a. Mikhail Syroetine, a.k.a. Michael Fuss, a.k.a. Michael Guss, a.k.a. Mikhail Syroejin, a.k.a. Michael Syrojeschin, of Santa Barbara, CA, at the U. S. Bankruptcy Petition for the Central District of California.

USA v. FCI Holdings Inc.: Forfeiture Complaint

October 23, 2020 - Forfeiture Complaint regarding proceeds derived from "a fraudulent telemarketing 'boiler room' in Costa Rica" operated by "Jeffrey Pearson and others" in USA v. An Account at Butterfield Bank (Bahamas) Limited in the name of FCI Holdings Limited at the U. S. District Court for the Southern District of Florida.

Costa Rica: Maria Marta Silva Meneses et al

October 19, 2020 - Application for the appointment of a Commissioner to collect evidence from Wells Fargo Bank - pursuant to a request for judicial assistance from Costa Rica - for a criminal investigation into "Maria Marta Silva Meneses and other unknown subjects" for suspected involvement in investment fraud.

Costa Rica: Dermis Hernandez

June 23, 2020 - Application for the appointment of a Commissioner to collect evidence - pursuant to a request for judicial assistance from Costa Rica - for a criminal investigation into Dermis Hernandez for suspected investment fraud and money laundering.

Avianca Holdings SA et al: Chapter 11 Petition

May 10, 2020 - Chapter 11 Petition by Avianca Holdings SA, Aero Transporte de Carga Unión, S.A. de C.V., Aeroinversiones de Honduras, S.A., Aerovías del Continente Americano S.A., Avianca Airlease Holdings One Ltd., America Central (Canada) Corp., America Central Corp., AV International Holdco S.A., AV International Holdings S.A., AV International Investments S.A., AV International Ventures S.A., AV Investments One Colombia S.A.S., AV Investments Two Colombia S.A.S., AV Taca International Holdco S.A., Avianca Costa Rica S.A., Avianca Holdings S.A., Avianca Leasing, LLC, Avianca, Inc., Avianca-Ecuador S.A., Aviaservicios, S.A., Aviateca, S.A., Avifreight Holding Mexico, S.A.P.I. de C.V., C.R. Int'l Enterprises, Inc., Grupo Taca Holdings Limited, International Trade Marks Agency Inc., Inversiones del Caribe, S.A., Isleña de Inversiones, S.A. de C.V., Latin Airways Corp., Latin Logistics, LLC, Nicaraguense de Aviación, Sociedad Anónima (Nica, S.A.), Regional Express Américas S.A.S., Ronair N.V., Servicio Terrestre, Aereo y Rampa S.A., Servicios Aeroportuarios Integrados SAI S.A.S., Taca de Honduras, S.A. de C.V., Taca de México, S.A., Taca International Airlines S.A., Taca S.A., Tampa Cargo S.A.S., Technical and Training Services, S.A. de C.V., collectively described as "the second-largest airline group in Latin America", filed at the U. S. Bankruptcy Court for the Southern District of New York.

VTB Bank PJSC v. Miccros Group Ltd. et al: Judgment

January 23, 2020 - Judgment in VTB Bank PJSC, of Russia v. Miccros Group Ltd. and Taurus Ltd. at the British Virgin Islands High Court.

Ileana Agudelo et al v. Horizon Crescent Wealth LLC et al: Judgment

October 02, 2019 - Judgment dismissing Claimants' application for summary judgments and for further disclosure by the Qatar Financial Centre Regulatory Authority in Ileana Agudelo and Eniluz Jhoana Gonzalez Aponte, both of Costa Rica, as Claimants v. Horizon Crescent Wealth LLC, of Qatar; Patrick Baeriswyl, of Switzerland, and Jean Marc Mantegani, of England, as Defendants, and Qatar Financial Centre Regulatory Authority, which suspects money laundering, an Interested Party, at the Civil and Commercial Court of the Qatar Financial Centre.

Peru: Alejandro Toledo Manrique

July 17, 2019 - Complaint to extradite Alejandro Toledo Manrique, a former president of Peru, from the USA to Peru to face allegations of soliciting and receiving a $20 million bribe from Constructora Norberto Odebrecht SA regarding the Peru-Brazil Southern lnteroceanic Highway Project and laundering it "through various companies and offshore accounts", including those in Costa Rica, England, Israel, and Switzerland, filed at the U. S. District Court for the Northern District of California.

Yarhi Foundation v. Laura Santana Chacon: Discovery Application

June 28, 2019 - Application by Yarhi Foundation, of Panama, to take discovery from Laura R. Santana Chacon for use in legal proceedings in Spain alleging fraud and forgery in a real estate transaction against Laura Santana Chacon, a citizen of the United States; Francisco Antonio Giro Camacho, of Marbella, Spain; Ignacio Rama Villar, of Gerona, Spain; Salvador Farres Ripoll, of Barcelona, Spain; Tamara Church, a citizen of the United Kingdom, possibly residing in Costa Rica; Ragol Inversiones SL, of Spain; Noraland SL, of Spain, and Paragon Costa del Sol SL, of Spain, filed at the U. S. District Court for the Northern District of Georgia.

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