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USA v. Seyed Zangakani et al: Complaint

March 19, 2021 - Complaint alleging money laundering involving $157 million of "prohibited correspondent banking transactions" via "front and shell companies" in Canada, Hong Kong, the United Arab Emirates, and the United States to evade U.S. economic sanctions against Iran in USA v. Seyed Ziaeddin Taheri Zangakani, Saeed Torab Abtahi, Abbas Amin, Issa Shayegh, Mojtaba Dehghani, Sara Sabri, Reza Karimi, Shantia Chupra, Salim Henareh, and Khalil Henareh at the U. S. District Court for the Central District of California.

VoIP Guardian Partners I LLC v. VoIP Guardian LLC et al: Complaint

March 10, 2021 - Complaint for damages of at least $172 million alleging fraudulent transfers, breach of fiduciary duty, and unjust enrichment in VoIP Guardian Partners I LLC, described as "a telecom factoring company" v. VoIP Guardian LLC, of Delaware; Rodney Omanoff, of California; Omanoff America LLC, of Delaware; Omanoff America Telecom LLC, of Delaware; Contacts & Contracts Inc., of Delaware; Mudmonth LLC, of Nevada; Philipson International LLC, of Delaware; Richard Omanoff, Owl America Inc., of Delaware; Mark Proto, of California; Joseph Rahman, of New Jersey; Youssef Rahman, Zoom Telecom Inc., of Nevada; John O. Philipson, of California; DealDefenders LLC, of Delaware; Ikarim Business Services Ltd., of the United Kingdom; I Karim Business Services LLC, of Delaware; IKB Services Ltd., of the United Kingdom; IKBS LLC, of Delaware; Mohammed Shakeel Mughal, of England; Najd Technologies Limited, of Dubai; Indigo11 Services Limited, of the United Kingdom; Indigo 11 Services LLC, of Delaware; Nazmul Hoque, of England; Telacme Limited, of Hong Kong; Balaji Mahadevan, of India; Colin Bernard Eccles, of Ireland; LtdTel SL, of Spain; Inter-Switch Ltd., of Hong Kong; Vineet Singh Notwal, of Hong Kong; Shirley Sabia Therese van Kerkhove, of Hong Kong; Arco Telecom Limited, of Gibraltar; Tee Telecommunications Inc., of New Jersey; 2365 Azure LLC, of Florida, and Tarek Katis, of New Jersey, at the U. S. District Court for the Central District of California.

Commercial Bank of Dubai v. Bavaguthu Shetty: Complaint

March 08, 2021 - Complaint in Commercial Bank of Dubai PSC, of Dubai v. Bavaguthu Raghuram Shetty, whom it was claimed in the complaint was described as "India's richest billionaire" by Forbes magazine "a little over a year ago" but whose "empire has collapsed in accounting frauds of astonishing scope" since then, at the Supreme Court of the State of New York, County of New York.

Providence Financial Investments Inc. et al: Trustee's Renewed Motion for Substantive Consolidation

March 02, 2021 - Trustee's Renewed Ex-Parte Motion for Substantive Consolidation of Debtors Only in re: Providence Financial Investments Inc. and Providence Fixed Income Fund LLC at the U. S. Bankruptcy Court for the Southern District of Florida.

Stream TV Networks Inc.: Chapter 11 Petition

February 25, 2021 - Chapter 11 Petition by Stream TV Networks Inc., which "was founded in 2009 as a "new media" company to pursue new technologies that enhance user entertainment and communications experiences", at the U. S. Bankruptcy Court for the District of Delaware. Creditors include those from Bermuda, Dubai, England, France, Germany, Guernsey, India, Ireland, Jersey, in the Channel Islands; Italy, Kuwait, Liechtenstein, Switzerland, and Taiwan.

Richard Fagan's British polo fraudsters set up fake 'Swiss bank' & attempt Cayman fund take-over

February 18, 2021 - Middle East-based British polo players led by Richard Fagan who fund their lavish lifestyles through investment fraud have set up a fake 'Swiss bank' and are trying to take over a Cayman Islands fund, OffshoreAlert can reveal.

Food Delivery Holding 12 Sarl v. Barnes & Thornburg LLP: Discovery Application

February 12, 2021 - Application by Food Delivery Holding 12 Sarl, of Luxembourg, to take discovery from Barnes & Thornburg LLP "for use in an international arbitration brought by Mr. Ebrahim Al-Jassim against FDH (and two other respondents) pursuant to the arbitration rules of the Dubai International Finance Centre-London Court of International Arbitration", filed at the U. S. District Court for the Central District of California.

Al Faisaliah Group Capital v. Rasmala Holdings Ltd.: Stop Notice

February 08, 2021 - Stop Notice in Al Faisaliah Group Capital, which appears to be based in Saudi Arabia v. Rasmala Holdings Limited, which appears to be based in Dubai and London, England, at the British Virgin Islands High Court.

Polarcus DMCC v. Polarcus Ltd.: Winding Up Petition

February 03, 2021 - Winding Up Petition alleging a debt of $31 million and seeking the appointment of liquidators in the Cayman Islands and England in Polarcus DMCC, of Dubai v. Polarcus Limited, described as being "part of a group of 23 entities incorporated in various jurisdictions, including but not limited to Norway, Cayman Islands, United Arab Emirates, England, Brazil, Egypt, Cyprus, Nigeria, France, Singapore and United States of America", at the Grand Court of the Cayman Islands.

Stuart Coles: LinkedIn Profile

January 30, 2021 - LinkedIn Profile of Dubai-based British national Stuart Coles, part of a group of companies in Britain and the Middle East doing business as 'Coworth Investments' and 'Novus', on January 30th, 2021 in which he, inter alia, described himself as "Co-Founder & Chief Executive Officer" of "Novus Bank", of "Zug, Switzerland", which, in reality, does not exist. Coles deleted the profile on February 11th, 2021 - two hours after OffshoreAlert started asking him questions about his business interests.

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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.