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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.

Wansdown Properties Corporation NV: Chapter 11 Petition

October 08, 2019 - Chapter 11 Petition in Wansdown Properties Corporation N.V., of the Netherlands, at the U. S. Bankruptcy Court for the Southern District of New York.

SEC v. Carlos Ghosn: Final Judgment

September 23, 2019 - Final Judgment imposing a $1 million fine in U. S. Securities and Exchange Commission v. Carlos Ghosn, a citizen of Brazil, France, and Lebanon, at the U. S. District Court for the Southern District of New York.

SEC v. Carlos Ghosn et al: Complaint

September 23, 2019 - Complaint alleging securities fraud regarding Japanese automobile manufacturer Nissan Motor Co. Ltd. in U. S. Securities and Exchange Commission v. Carlos Ghosn, a citizen of Brazil, France, and Lebanon, and Gregory L. Kelly, a resident of Brentwood, Tennessee, at the U. S. District Court for the Southern District of New York.

'You're a cyber criminal,' claims fraudster Jean-Philippe Grange

September 22, 2019 - Letter to OffshoreAlert from Jean-Philippe Grange, of France, requesting the removal of content regarding Grange, Sam Zumbe, of England, and Newport Enterprises Group LLC, of Delaware, the latter of which was held out as a bank licensed by "the Pentagon" in the United States.

USA v. Margareta Tonisson: FBAR Complaint

September 17, 2019 - Complaint alleging failure to file with the IRS a Report of Foreign Bank and Financial Accounts regarding accounts at BNP Paribas, France; Swed Bank, Sweden; SEB, Sweden; Nordea, Denmark, and Handelsbank, Sweden in USA v. Margareta B. Tonisson, a resident of Oregon who, according to the complaint, opted in, then out of, the Offshore Voluntary Disclosure Initiative, at the U. S. District Court for the District of Oregon.

CAT SA v. Priosma Ltd.: Judgment

September 03, 2019 - Judgment in CAT SA v. Priosma Limited at Bermuda Supreme Court.

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