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Czech Republic: Mohammed Amine Mimi Lahlou

August 27, 2020 - Application for the appointment of a Commissioner to collect evidence from alleged victims - pursuant to a request for judicial assistance from the Czech Republic - for a criminal investigation into Mohammed Amine Mimi Lahlou, described as a citizen of Morocco, for a suspected "romance fraud scheme to defraud victims throughout the world including 29 in the United States".

Czech Republic: Tomas Dusek et al

April 21, 2020 - Application for the appointment of a Commissioner to collect evidence from Wells Fargo Bank and others - pursuant to a request for judicial assistance from the Czech Republic - for a criminal investigation into Tomas Dusek, a.k.a. Thomas Sid, a.k.a. Tomas Sid, and Zuzana Safrankova for suspected embezzlement and fraud.

Czech Republic: Jaromir Prokop

April 03, 2020 - Complaint for the extradition of Jaromir Prokop, described as a leader of "an organized crime group", from the USA to the Czech Republic to face allegations of kidnapping and robbery, filed at the U. S. District Court for the Western District of Washington.

Eurasian Bank JSC v. Bank of New York Mellon et al: Discovery Application

February 05, 2020 - Ex Parte Application by Eurasian Bank JSC, of Kazakhstan, to take discovery from Bank of New York Mellon, Credit Suisse AG, New York Branch; Credit Suisse Holdings (USA) Inc., and Credit Suisse (USA) Inc. for use in legal proceedings in England alleging fraud against Khakim Islamovich Istamov, Irina Petrovna Skichko, Agusta Associates Limited, and Igor Riel, filed at the U. S. District Court for the Southern District of New York.

Azattyk Media Institution v. Deutsche Bank Trust Company Americas: Discovery Application

January 09, 2020 - Application by Azattyk Media Institution to take discovery from Deutsche Bank Trust Company Americas for use defending a libel action filed in Kyrgyzstan by Iskender Ismailovich Matraimov, Raimbek Ismailovich Matraimov, Minovar Shabyevna Jumaeva, Uulkan Sulaymanovna Turgunova, and Ismail Matraimov Foundation, all of Kyrgyzstan, against Ali Toktakunov, of the Czech Republic; Azattyk Media Institution, Kloop Media Public Foundation, and 24 kg Information Agency, all of Kyrgyzstan, filed at the U. S. District Court for the Southern District of New York.

Roland Kaehler: Director Cancellation

October 29, 2019 - Decision Notice by the Cayman Islands Monetary Authority announcing the cancellation of the director registration of Roland Frederick Kaehler, of Beverstone Fund Management, with an address in the Czech Republic, for not being "a fit and proper person"

SEC accuses offshore firms of $125M investment fraud

September 19, 2019 - The U. S. Securities and Exchange Commission has accused companies in the Bahamas, Cayman Islands, Cook Islands, New Zealand, Puerto Rico, Saint Vincent and the Grenadines, and the United States of participating in a $125 million investment fraud involving a group known as Mediatrix Capital.

SEC v. Mediatrix Capital Inc. et al: Complaint

September 12, 2019 - Complaint alleging fraud in U. S. Securities and Exchange Commission v. Mediatrix Capital Inc., initially of Belize and then the Bahamas; Blue Isle Markets Inc., domiciled in Saint Vincent and the Grenadines, based in the Bahamas; Blue Isle Markets Ltd., of New Zealand; Michael Stephen Young, of Denver, Colorado; Michael Shawn Stewart, of Scottsdale, Arizona, and Bryant Edwin Sewall, of Dallas, Texas, and the Bahamas, as Defendants, and Mediatrix Capital Fund Ltd., of the Bahamas; Island Technologies LLC, of Puerto Rico; Victoria M. Stewart, Maria C. Young, Hanna Ohonkova Sewall, of Kiev, Ukraine; Michael C. Baker, of Denver, Colorado; Walter C. Young III, of Seattle, Washington; Arual LP, of Utah; West Beach LLC, of Puerto Rico; Salve Regina Trust, of the Cook Islands; TF Alliance LLC, of Colorado; Casa Conejo LLC, of Puerto Rico; Hase Haus LLC, of Colorado; DCC Islands Foundation, of the Bahamas; Keystone Business Trust, of Massachusetts; Weinzel LLC, of Nevada; The 1989 Foundation, of the Bahamas; Mediatrix Capital PR LLC, of Puerto Rico; Mediatrix Capital LLC, of Colorado, and Blue Isle Markets Inc., of the Cayman Islands, as Relief Defendants, at the U. S. District Court for the District of Colorado.

USA v. Funds at AMRO Bank NV et al: Forfeiture Complaint

August 13, 2019 - Forfeiture Complaint regarding a criminal investigation into a classified advertising website known as Backpage in USA v. Funds at AMRO Bank NV and Plains Capital Bank associated with Ad Tech BV, Scheef & Stone, LLP, James Larkin, Michael Lacey, Scott Spear, and John Brunst at the U. S. District Court for the Central District of California.

BDO CRI (Cayman) Ltd. v. Manu Bay Global Long-Short: Winding Up Petition

July 31, 2019 - Winding Up Petition in Russell Smith and Declan Magennis, as Joint Voluntary Liquidators of BDO CRI (Cayman) Ltd. v. Manu Bay Global Long-Short at the Grand Court of the Cayman Islands.

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