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Alejandro Toledo Manrique: Extradition Complaint

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.

BVI broker Worldwide Markets and NJ-based CEO swindled $400K from clients, claims SEC

June 25, 2019 - The US SEC has accused British Virgin Islands-domiciled broker-dealer Worldwide Markets Ltd. and its New Jersey-based principal, Thomas Plaut, of misappropriating at least $400,000 from clients, including residents of Costa Rica and Nigeria.

SEC v. Worldwide Markets Ltd. et al: Complaint

June 25, 2019 - Complaint alleging fraud in U. S. Securities and Exchange Commission v. Worldwide Markets Ltd., of the British Virgin Islands; TAB Networks Ltd., of New Jersey, and Thomas E. Plaut, of New Jersey, at the U. S. District Court for the District of New Jersey.

Costa Rica: Ana Zoila Gatgens Maykall

September 12, 2018 - Complaint to extradite Ana Zoila Gatgens Maykall, a.k.a. Ana Zoila Gattgens, a.k.a. Ana Zoila Hicks, from the USA to Costa Rica to face a charge of embezzlement.

Lifestyles Ventures Cayman: Petition

November 16, 2017 - Petition In the Matter of Lifestyles Ventures Cayman (in Provisional Liquidation) at the Grand Court of the Cayman Islands.

Banco Internacional de Costa Rica, SA v. Banana International Corporation et al: Writ of Summons

October 27, 2017 - Writ of Summons in Banco Internacional de Costa Rica, S.A. v. Banana International Corporation, Banacol de Costa Rica, S.A., and Banacol Corporation at the Grand Court of the Cayman Islands.

USA v. Philip Powers: USA's Opposition to Bail

August 19, 2017 - USA's opposition to bail in USA v. Philip Richard Powers at the U. S. District Court for the Central District of California.

Costa Rica: Philip Powers

June 16, 2017 - Complaint for the extradition of Philip Richard Powers from the USA to Costa Rica to face allegations of fraud, filed at the U. S. District Court for the Central District of California.

Silvia Juri et al v. Hope Funds SA et al: Liquidation Order

June 14, 2017 - Order in Silvia Juri, Masivos Sociedad Anonima, Maria Teresa Huerta, Ignacio Goncalvez, Andrea Setti, Hernan Costa Silva, Juan Manuel Eiras, Patricia Peterson, and Diego Sarquis v. Hope Funds SA, Marketsite Ltd., and Global Entertainment Enterprises Ltd. at the British Virgin Islands High Court.

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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.