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Nigeria seeks US bank records for investigation into '$10B fraud by BVI shell entity'

March 26, 2020 - Nigeria is seeking records from ten banks in the United States for a criminal investigation into an alleged $10 billion bribery and fraud scheme committed by a "shell entity" in the British Virgin Islands that was set up and operated by citizens of Ireland and the United Kingdom.

Nigeria v. Citibank et al: Discovery Application

March 25, 2020 - Application by the Republic of Nigeria to take discovery from Citibank, N.A., Allied Irish Banks, HSBC Bank USA, Standard New York, Inc., Deutsche Bank Trust Company Americas, J.P. Morgan Chase, United Bank for Africa, Bank of Cyprus, Fortis Private Banking Singapore Limited., and Standard Chartered International (USA) Ltd. for use in "criminal investigations" in Nigeria regarding "a fraudulent scheme to defraud FRN of almost $10 billion ... carried out by Process & Industrial Developments Limited, a British Virgin Islands shell entity with no technical capabilities, virtually no employees, and no demonstrable financial resources", filed at the U. S. District Court for the Southern District of New York.

SEC v. Denis Sotnikov et al: Complaint

March 13, 2020 - Complaint regarding alleging investment fraud involving, inter alia, a bank account in Hong Kong and a domain name registered in Cyprus in U. S. Securities and Exchange Commission v. Denis Georgiyevich Sotnikov, a citizen of Russia residing in Florida; Adaptive Technology LLC, AGQ Business Group LLC, ATL Business Group LLC, BO&SA Corporation, DN Industrial LLC, and Expert Digital LLC, as Defendants, and Natalia Aleksandrovna Mazitova, a citizen of Russia; Great Imperial LLC, HRC Clearing House LLC, and Inteko Cargo LLC, as Relief Defendants, at the U. S. District Court for the District of New Jersey.

Jane Does 1-9 v. Collins Murphy et al: Complaint

March 04, 2020 - Complaint regarding "Collins Murphy's intentional act of placing hidden spy cameras in the women’s locker room" in Jane Does 1-9 v. Collins Murphy, of Maryland; Limestone College, MindGeek Holding SARL, a.k.a. MindGeek USA Inc., d.b.a. PornHub.com, described as "a Canadian company with headquarters" in California but, according to research by OffshoreAlert, is actually a Luxembourg company headquartered in Canada, and Hammy Media Ltd., d.b.a. xHamster.com, of Cyprus, at the U. S. District Court for the District of South Carolina.

SEC v. Tomer Feingold et al: Complaint

March 03, 2020 - Complaint alleging "an international insider trading scheme" involving individuals and companies in the British Virgin Islands, Cayman Islands, Cyprus, England, France, Hong Kong, Switzerland, and Thailand in U. S. Securities and Exchange Commission v. Tomer Feingold, and Dov Malnik, both described as citizens of Israel residing in Switzerland, as Defendants, and Adamas Healthcare Fund, of the Cayman Islands; Amiservice Development Limited, Ample Vantage Trading Limited, Bravo Business Limited, Kuray Investments Limited, Mignon Group Limited, and Upbeat Worldwide Investments Limited, all of the British Virgin Islands, as Relief Defendants, at the U. S. District Court for the Southern District of New York.

Poland: Jan Putkowski et al

February 04, 2020 - Application for the appointment of a Commissioner to collect evidence from Citibank regarding an account at ABC Banking Corporation Ltd., of Mauritius - pursuant to a request for judicial assistance from Poland - for a criminal investigation into Jan Putkowski and others for suspected money laundering.

Capital WW Investment Ltd. v. Tall Trade Ltd.: Liquidation Application

December 27, 2019 - Originating Application in Capital WW Investment Limited v. Tall Trade Ltd., whose "agent" was identified as Roland Yakovlevich Isaev, at the British Virgin Islands High Court.

ARIDA LLC et al v. Daniel Mishin et al: Discovery Application

November 13, 2019 - Application by ARIDA LLC, of Russia; Earl Management Ltd., formerly Fairway Investments Overseas Limited, of Cyprus; Finenergoinvest LLC, of Russia, and Alexey Grachev, a citizen of Russia, to take discovery from Daniel Mishin, a.k.a. Daniil Mishin; Vladislav Mishin, Boris Korol, June Homes US, Inc., Rezidenz, Inc., June NY, LLC, Residenz, LLC, June NY 1, LLC, Residenz 1, LLC, Bank of America, Chase Bank, Citibank, TD Bank and Bank of New York Mellon for use in legal proceedings in Russia regarding an alleged "multimillion-dollar Ponzi scheme perpetrated by Vladislav Mishin through Russian financial companies Brio Invest and Microcredit Company Brio Finance, LLC" at the U. S. District Court for the Southern District of New York.

Alpha Group Corp., LLC v. Amercom Holdings Switzerland AG et al: Complaint

November 01, 2019 - Complaint in Alpha Group Corp., LLC v. Amercom Holdings Switzerland AG, of Zug, Switzerland; Neyda Holding Limited, of Cyprus, and Przemyslaw Aleksander Wos, of Poland, at the Supreme Court of the State of New York, County of New York.

Sinnalba Group Ltd. et al v. Timothy Harper: Writ of Summons

November 01, 2019 - Writ of Summons in Sinnalba Group Limited and Dinosco Group Limited v. Timothy Harper, of Cononley, England, at the Grand Court of the Cayman Islands.

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