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Novasigma Limited: Unlicensed Activity

February 25, 2021 - Public Warning by the Gibraltar Financial Services Commission that Novasigma Limited "appears to be purporting to offer company management services in Gibraltar" without a license. Editor's Note: Research by OffshoreAlert at Companies House Gibraltar showed that Novasigma Limited was incorporated in Gibraltar on May 21st, 2015 and, in its most recent annual return dated May 4th, 2018, the company's sole director was identified as Jussi Olavi Hallikas, described as a Finnish "tax advisor" residing in Tbilisi, Georgia, and its sole shareholder as Novasigma Limited, of the Seychelles. The company's website at www.novasigma.com is no longer operational. In his LinkedIn profile, Hallikas is currently described as "Managing Director" of "Fidelcrest", a company purportedly domiciled in Hungary that offers "forex trading" products and services at www.fidelcrest.com.

Zaza Mamulaishvili v. Steve Nicandros et al: Petition

January 21, 2021 - Petition alleging breach of fiduciary duty involving "self-dealing, fraudulent conduct and mismanagement" in Zaza Mamulaishvili, a citizen and resident of Georgia who was "a minority shareholder and a creditor of" Frontera Resources Corporation, described as a Cayman Islands-domiciled, Texas-based "international oil and gas exploration company" that Mamulaishvili "co-founded" v. Steve Nicandros, Luis Giusti, and Tyler Nelson, as Defendants, and Frontera Resources Corporation, as Nominal Defendant, at the District Court of Harris County, Texas.

Frontera Resources Georgia Corporation: 'Court Supervision' Petition

December 18, 2020 - Petition for Court Supervision of a Voluntary Liquidation in the matter of Frontera Resources Georgia Corporation (in Voluntary Liquidation) at the Grand Court of the Cayman Islands.

USA v. Yuriy Andrienko et al: Indictment

October 15, 2020 - Indictment against six "officers" of a Russian "military intelligence agency" alleging a computer hacking and fraudulent scheme "to undermine, retaliate against, or otherwise destabilize: (1) Ukraine; (2) the country of Georgia; (3) France's elections; ( 4) efforts to hold Russia accountable for its use of a weapons-grade nerve agent on foreign soil; and (5) the 2018 Winter Olympics after a Russian government-sponsored doping effort led to Russian athletes being unable to participate under the Russian flag" in USA v. Yuriy Sergeyevich Andrienko, Sergey Vladimirovich Detistov, Pavel Valeryevichfrolov, Anatoliy Sergeyevich Kovalev, Artem Valeryevich Ochichenko, and Petr Nikolayevich Pliskinat the U. S. District Court for the Western District of Pennsylvania.

USA v. Nika Nazarovi et al: Indictment

September 29, 2020 - Criminal Indictment against "citizens of multiple countries, including Georgia, Latvia, Romania, Bulgaria, and Belgium" who were described as being "members of a transnational organized crime network known as 'QQAAZZ'" that "provided money laundering services to significant cybercriminal organizations that stole money from unwitting victims in the United States and abroad" involving accounts at financial institutions in Belgium, Germany, Portugal, Spain, the Netherlands, Turkey, and the United Kingdom in USA v. Nika Nazarovi, a.k.a. Nika Utiashvili, a.k.a. Mihail Atansov, a.k.a. Stefan Trifonov Zhelyazkov; Martins Ignatjevs, a.k.a. Yordan Angelov Stoyanov, a.k.a. Aleksander Tihomirov, a.k.a. Svetlin Iliyanov Asenov; Aleksandre Kobiashvili, a.k.a. Antonios Nastas, a.k.a. Ognyan Krasimirov Trifonov; Dmitrijs Kuzminovs, a.k.a. Parush Gospodinov Genchev; Valentins Sevecs, a.k.a. Marek Jaswilko, a.k.a. Rafal Szczytko; Dmitrijs Slapins, Armens Vecels, Artiom Capacli, Ion Cebanu, Tomass Trescinkas, Ruslans Sarapovs, Silvestrs Tamenieks, Andelhak Hamdaoui, and Petar Iliev at the U. S. District Court for the Western District of Pennsylvania.

Ekaterine Khvedelidze v. BVI Registrar of Corporate Affairs: Restoration Application

September 03, 2020 - Fixed Date Claim Form regarding Monica Sound Limited in Ekaterine Khvedelidze, of Tbilisi, Georgia v. The Registrar of Corporate Affairs at the British Virgin Islands High Court.

Mourant Ozannes v. Steve Nicandros et al: Cayman Islands Judgment Registration

July 10, 2020 - Notice of Foreign Country Judgment in the amount of $924,922 in Mourant Ozannes, a law firm in the Cayman Islands v. Steve Nicandros, of Houston, Texas, and Zaza Mamulaishvili, of Tbilisi, Georgia, at the District Court, Harris County, Texas.

USA v. Funds Held by RAKIA: Forfeiture Complaint

June 03, 2020 - Forfeiture Complaint regarding "an international conspiracy to launder funds traceable to violations of the International Emergency Economic Powers Act ... and a scheme to defraud financial institutions in the Republic of Korea" in USA v. AED 73 million in the custody of Ras Al Khaimah Investment Authority and "All Claims Filed And Asserted" by VI2 Partners GmbH, of Austria, against Ras Al Khaimah Investment Authority Georgia LLC in the Republic of Georgia at the U. S. District Court for the District of Alaska.

Ras Al Khaimah Investment Authority v. Farhad Azima: Judgment

May 22, 2020 - Approved Judgment regarding allegations of fraud in Ras Al Khaimah Investment Authority v. Farhad Azima, described as "a US businessman based in Kansas City, Missouri who has been involved in the aviation industry for many years", at the High Court of Justice, Business and Property Courts of England and Wales.

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".
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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.