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Mind Capital et al: Cease and Desist Order

July 16, 2020 - Emergency Cease and Desist Order by the Texas State Securities Board against Mind Capital, a.k.a. Mind Capital OÜ, a.k.a. Mind Capital Tech SL; Gonzalo Garcia Pelayo, Oscar Garcia Pelayo, Rubén Arcas, Manuel Arniz, Cristina Kelly Lopez, Alejandro Mejía, all of Spain and Estonia, and Craig Knitzel, of Texas, regarding a suspected investment fraud involving a "crypto-fiat arbitrage trading program".

Georgia: Garik Revazian et al

April 13, 2020 - Application for the appointment of a Commissioner to collect evidence from Citibank NA, Equity Bank, and JPMorgan Chase Bank - pursuant to a request for judicial assistance from Georgia - for a criminal investigation into Garik Revazian and Oppenheimer Financial LLC for suspected fraud and money laundering involving corporate and individual alleged victims "in the United States, Latvia, United Kingdom, Russia, Poland, Estonia and Hong Kong".

11 class actions against 42 defendants in 16 countries alleging sale of unregistered cryptocurrencies

April 04, 2020 - The cryptocurrency industry had its own 'Red Wedding' at federal court in Manhattan yesterday when 11 class action complaints alleging the sale of unregistered securities were filed against 42 defendants in the BVI, Canada, Cayman Islands, China, Estonia, Hong Kong, Israel, Japan, Malta, Seychelles, Singapore, South Africa, Switzerland, Taiwan, USA, and Vietnam.

Alexander Clifford v. Bibox Group Holdings Ltd. et al: Class Action Complaint

April 03, 2020 - Class Action Complaint alleging the sale of unregistered securities involving an online exchange known as Bibox in Alexander Clifford v. Bibox Group Holdings Ltd., described as a British Virgin Islands-domiciled company based in New York; Bibox Technology Ltd., domiciled in Estonia; Bibox Technology Oü, domiciled in Estonia; Wanlin 'Aries' Wang, of Long Island, NY; Ji 'Kevin' Ma, of China, and Jeffrey Lei, of Singapore, at the U. S. District Court for the Southern District of New York.

Estonia: Aleksandr Rotko

November 19, 2019 - Complaint to extradite Aleksandr Rotko from the USA to Estonia to face allegations of embezzlement.

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.

Cayman asset manager Zimtra sued by fund managed by banned US broker Simon Librati

July 14, 2019 - Cayman Islands-based trading firm Zimtra Asset Management SEZC is being sued by an investment fund managed by a banned securities broker in the United States that claims to be owed $280,000.

Mundo Media Ltd. et al: Chapter 15 Petition

June 18, 2019 - Chapter 15 Petition for Recognition of a Foreign Main Proceeding in Canada by Ernst & Young, as the Foreign Representative of Mundo Media Ltd., 2538853 Ontario Ltd., M Zone Marketing Inc., and AppThis Holdings, Inc., at the U. S. Bankruptcy Court for the District of Delaware.

Florer Systems Group LLC v. World Trade Securities (Cayman) Ltd. et al: Complaint

June 13, 2019 - Complaint in Florer Systems Group LLC, of Estonia v. World Trade Securities (Cayman) Limited, a Cayman Islands firm with an address in Montreal, Canada, and Simon Librati, of Miami, at the Circuit Court of the 11th Judicial Circuit, in and for Miami-Dade County, Florida.

Hermitage Capital Management Ltd. v. Bank of America et al: Discovery Application

May 28, 2019 - Application by Hermitage Capital Management Limited to conduct discovery from Bank of America NA, Bank of China, Bank of New York Mellon, BNP Paribas USA, Citibank NA, Commerzbank AG, Credit Agricole CIB, Deutsche Bank Trust Co Americas, JPMorgan Chase Bank NA, Mashreqbank Psc., Standard Chartered Bank, UBS AG, and Wells Fargo Bank NA for use in criminal proceedings brought by Russia on December 11th, 2018 against Hermitage, its Founder & CEO, Bill Browder; Ivan Cherkasov, and others for alleged tax fraud, filing of a false bankruptcy, and embezzlement, filed at the U. S. District Court for the Southern District of New York.

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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.