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Bitseller Expert Ltd. et al v. Verisign Inc.: Complaint

September 04, 2019 - Complaint in Bitseller Expert Ltd., of Cyprus, and Accuracy Consulting Ltd., of the British Virgin Islands v. Verisign Inc., of Delaware, at the U. S. District Court for the Eastern District of Virginia.

Mazlin Trading Corp. et al v. WJ Holding Ltd. et al: Petition to Enforce Arbitration Awards

August 15, 2019 - Petition to Recognize and Enforce Foreign Arbitration Awards in Mazlin Trading Corp., of the British Virgin Islands, and Shireen Maritime Ltd., of Liberia v. WJ Holding Ltd., of Cyprus; Stubrick Limited, of Cyprus, and Yuri Drukker, described as a citizen of the USA, at the U. S. District Court for the Southern District of New York.

Banc De Binary Ltd.: Settlement

August 14, 2019 - Announcement by the Cyprus Securities and Exchange Commission of a settlement with Banc De Binary Ltd.

CFTC v. Yukom Communications Ltd. et al: Complaint

August 12, 2019 - Complaint for "an illegal and fraudulent 'binary options' trading scheme" involving companies in Anguilla, Bulgaria, Cyprus, Gibraltar, Israel, Malta, Marshall Islands, Mauritius, Saint Vincent and the Grenadines, and the United Kingdom in Commodity Futures Trading Commission v. Yukom Communications Ltd., of Israel; Linkopia Mauritius Ltd., of Mauritius; Wirestech Limited, d.b.a. BigOption, of the Marshall Islands; WSB Investments Ltd., d.b.a. BinaryBrook, of Anguilla, Gibraltar, St. Vincent and the Grenadines, and the United Kingdom; Zolarex Ltd., d.b.a. BinaryOnline, of the Marshall Islands; Yakov Cohen, an Israeli residing in Israel and Mauritius; Yossi Herzog, of Israel; Lee Elbaz, of Israel, currently incarcerated in the USA, and Shalom Peretz, of Israel, at the U. S. District Court for the Northern District of Illinois.

WJ Holding Ltd. et al v. Shireen Maritime Ltd. et al: Notice of Removal

August 08, 2019 - Notice of Removal, including a copy of the complaint, in WJ Holding Limited and Stubrick Limited, both of Cyprus and both owned by Yuri Drukker v. Shireen Maritime Ltd., of Liberia; Mazlin Trading Corp., of the British Virgin Islands; AMM Consulting and Management Group LLC, of Florida, and Alexander Spiegel, of Florida, at the U. S. District Court for the Southern District of New York.

Towerbridge Group Ltd. v. Duane Morris: Complaint

August 02, 2019 - Claim Form and Particulars of Claim alleging breach of fiduciary duty resulting in losses in excess of £1.3 million in Towerbridge Group Limited, domiciled in the British Virgin Islands, based in Cyprus v. Duane Morris, a London-based law firm, at the High Court of Justice for England and Wales.

Curtis Dalton: Sanctions

July 29, 2019 - Findings and Sanctions by the U. S. Commodity Futures Trading Commission regarding Curtis Dalton, of Massachusetts, d.b.a. Binary International, a binary options trader who "did business pursuant to an agreement with a British Virgin Islands company located in Cyprus".

USA v. Alexander Vinnik et al: Complaint

July 25, 2019 - Complaint alleging violation of the Bank Secrecy Act regarding an alleged cryptocurrency-based money laundering scheme in USA v. BTC-e, a.k.a. Canton Business Corp., domiciled in "either Cyprus and/or the Seychelles Islands" and operating "in Bulgaria, the Seychelles Islands and other jurisdictions", and Alexander Vinnik, "a Russian national who is currently incarcerated in Greece", at the U. S. District Court for the Northern District of California.

Gazprombank OJSC v. Estabol Ltd. et al: Transfer Order

July 17, 2019 - Order transferring case from the Civil Court to the Commercial Court in Gazprombank OJSC v. Vladimir Denisenko, Estabol Limited, and The Registrar of Corporate Affairs at the British Virgin Islands High Court.

Bank of Valletta notifies Argentarius Group of 'fraud liability'

July 16, 2019 - The closure of the Malta operations of Argentarius Group, which now operates in the Cayman Islands as iMaps Capital, coincided with preliminary legal action against it by the Bank of Valletta regarding an alleged investment fraud that resulted in losses of at least €79 million, OffshoreAlert can reveal.

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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.