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Joseph Ebanks v. iFinex Inc. et al: Class Action Complaint

January 16, 2020 - Class Action Complaint alleging fraud involving Bitcoin cryptocurrency in Joseph Ebanks, of Stow, Ohio v. iFinex Inc., BFXNA Inc., DigFinex Inc., Tether Holdings Limited, Tether Limited, and Tether Operations Limited, all of the British Virgin Islands; Jean-Louis van der Velde, of Hong Kong; Giancarlo Devasini, of France, and Philip Potter, of Ocean Beach, NY, at the U. S. District Court for the Southern District of New York.

Chapter 4 Corp. v. Gibson Brands Inc.: Discovery Application

December 23, 2019 - Application by Chapter 4 Corp., d.b.a. Supreme, to take discovery from Gibson Brands Inc. for use in "international trademark proceedings in France and the European Union Intellectual Property Office against a Swiss company that is engaged in counterfeiting and trademark infringement, Supreme Italfigo SAGL", filed at the U. S. District Court for the Middle District of Tennessee.

CFTC v. Christophe Rivoire: Complaint

December 20, 2019 - Complaint alleging "a deceptive scheme to manipulate the prices of U.S. dollar interest rate basis swaps published on screens displaying prices from an interdealer broker firm" in Commodity Futures Trading Commission v. Christophe Rivoire, a citizen of France and a former senior officer with HSBC Global Banking and Markets, at the U. S. District Court for the Southern District of New York.

Lecta Paper UK Ltd.: Chapter 15 Petition

December 19, 2019 - Chapter 15 Petition for Recognition of a Foreign Main Proceeding in England and Wales by Andrea Minguzzi, of Barcelona, Spain, as the Foreign Representative of Lecta Paper UK Limited, at the U. S. Bankruptcy Court for the Southern District of New York.

Muddy Waters Capital LLC v. Bank of America Corp. et al: Motion to Compel Discovery

December 10, 2019 - Motion to Compel Discovery from non-parties Bank of America Corporation and Merrill Lynch Professional Clearing Corporation in an attempt to identify alleged insider traders in "corporate bonds issued by French retail conglomerate Casino Guichard-Perrachon, S.A." for use in Muddy Waters Capital LLC v. John Does at the U. S. District Court for the Southern District of New York.

Yuri Rozhkov et al v. Larisa Markus et al: Complaint

November 19, 2019 - Complaint regarding "a massive $2 billion fraud to embezzle monies from the Bank [Vneshprombank Ltd.] and then hide the funds in foreign countries" in Yuri Vladimirovich Rozhkov, a citizen and resident of Russia, and The State Corporation Deposit Insurance Agency, of Russia, as Trustee and Foreign Representative of Foreign Economic Industrial Bank Limited, a.k.a. Vneshprombank Ltd. v. LARMAR Foundation, of Panama; Ilya Bykov, BG Atlantic, Inc., LM Realty 31B, LLC, LM Realty 31C, LLC, LM Realty 27D, LLC, LM Realty 24C, LLC, LM Realty 20A, LLC, LM Realty 18 West, LLC, LM Realty 10C, LLC, LM Realty 23H, LLC, LM Property Management LLC, Innovative Construction Group, Inc., First integrated Construction, Inc., and Larisa Ivanovna Markus, a citizen and resident of Russia, at the U. S. Bankruptcy Court for the Southern District of New York.

Cecile Bouskila v. USA: Complaint

November 18, 2019 - Complaint regarding tax liabilities in Cecile Bouskila, a participant in the IRS' 'Offshore Voluntary Disclosure Program' v. USA at the U. S. District Court for the Eastern District of New York. Editor's Note: Bouskila was a shareholder in British Virgin Islands-domiciled, Switzerland-based Dorchester Gallery Limited, according to the International Consortium of Investigative Journalists, per its 'Panama Papers' leaked data.

SEC v. Benjamin Taylor et al: Complaint

October 22, 2019 - Complaint regarding allegations that "investment bankers in London, England ... participated in an international insider trading scheme that netted its participants tens of millions of dollars in illicit profits from trading in the securities of U.S. companies" in U. S. Securities and Exchange Commission v. Benjamin Taylor, a resident of France; Darina Windsor, a citizen of Thailand, and Joseph Abdul Noor El-Khouri, described as a citizen of Lebanon residing in Monaco and England, at the U. S. District Court for the Southern District of New York.

'Mahmoud El Chahal abused our trust in funding scam,' writes 'victim'

October 17, 2019 - Letter to OffshoreAlert from Abdelrahim Mahamat Badaoui, of Sociétè Complexe Industriel Rahma, complaining and warning about Lebanese national Mahmoud El Chahal, of Qatar Finance House, an advance fee fraudster whom we have previously exposed.

EuropaCorp Films USA, Inc.: Chapter 15 Petition

October 17, 2019 - Chapter 15 Petition for Recognition of a Foreign Main Proceeding in France by Kevin Tatum McDonald, as the Foreign Representative of EuropaCorp Films USA Inc., at the U. S. Bankruptcy 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.