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US acts against Swiss crypto exchange First Global Credit, now operating as PanXora

November 01, 2019 - Law enforcement and regulators in the US have taken action against Swiss cryptocurrency exchange First Global Credit, which is controlled by Britons Gavin Smith and Marcie Terman and now operates as PanXora, which claims to have affiliates in the Bahamas, Cayman Islands, Gibraltar, Singapore, and UK.

Manchester United Football Club Ltd. v. Select Management Resources LLC et al: Complaint

September 20, 2019 - Complaint regarding a sponsorship agreement with Addison Global Limited, of Gibraltar, in Manchester United Football Club Limited, of England v. Select Management Resources LLC and Roderick Aycox, both of Alpharetta, Georgia, USA, at the U. S. District Court for the Northern District of Georgia. OffshoreAlert Note: In its most recent annual return for the period ended December 22nd, 2018, Addison Global Limited's directors were identified as Juergen Reutter, CEO, a citizen of Germany, and Nyreen Llamas, a citizen of the United Kingdom and a lawyer, both residing in Gibraltar, and its sole shareholder as Addison Global Holdings Limited, a Gibraltar company whose annual return for the period ended September 29th, 2018 identified its directors as Reutter and Llamas and its shareholder as Line Holdings Limited, a Gibraltar corporate services provider.

British fraud firm Etaireia Investments goes into administration

August 29, 2019 - British firm Etaireia Investments Plc has gone into administration - four years after being exposed by OffshoreAlert for perpetrating a property-based investment fraud involving firms and individuals in the BVI, England, Gibraltar, Isle of Man, Scotland, Seychelles, and Spain.

Privilege Wealth Plc: Administrators' Progress Report - September 7, 2019

August 16, 2019 - Administrators' Progress Report by insolvency practitioners Stephen Katz and John Kelmanson regarding Privilege Wealth Plc, a British firm that collapsed after being exposed as the perpetrator of an investment fraud by OffshoreAlert in 2016.

CFTC v. Yukom Communications Ltd. et al: Complaint

August 12, 2019 - Complaint for "an illegal and fraudulent 'binary options' trading scheme" involving companies in Anguilla, Bulgaria, Cyprus, Gibraltar, Israel, Malta, Marshall Islands, Mauritius, Saint Vincent and the Grenadines, and the United Kingdom in Commodity Futures Trading Commission v. Yukom Communications Ltd., of Israel; Linkopia Mauritius Ltd., of Mauritius; Wirestech Limited, d.b.a. BigOption, of the Marshall Islands; WSB Investments Ltd., d.b.a. BinaryBrook, of Anguilla, Gibraltar, St. Vincent and the Grenadines, and the United Kingdom; Zolarex Ltd., d.b.a. BinaryOnline, of the Marshall Islands; Yakov Cohen, an Israeli residing in Israel and Mauritius; Yossi Herzog, of Israel; Lee Elbaz, of Israel, currently incarcerated in the USA, and Shalom Peretz, of Israel, at the U. S. District Court for the Northern District of Illinois.

Towerbridge Group Ltd. v. Duane Morris: Complaint

August 02, 2019 - Claim Form and Particulars of Claim alleging breach of fiduciary duty resulting in losses in excess of £1.3 million in Towerbridge Group Limited, domiciled in the British Virgin Islands, based in Cyprus v. Duane Morris, a London-based law firm, at the High Court of Justice for England and Wales.

Andrew Green v. Betfred Gibraltar Ltd.: Plaintiff's Reply

July 22, 2019 - Plaintiff's Reply in Andrew Green v. Petfre (Gibraltar) Ltd., d.b.a. Betfred, at the High Court of Justice for England and Wales.

Scandal-plagued Argentarius Group closes in Malta, moves to Cayman

July 12, 2019 - Amid legal and regulatory issues, Argentarius Group - which provides low-cost, regulation-free investment funds to asset managers, particularly fraudsters - has closed down in Malta, having moved its headquarters to the Cayman Islands, where it operates as iMaps Capital.

Kijani Gibraltar liquidators to sue NatWest Bank for 'dishonest assistance' to $82M fraud

July 01, 2019 - The liquidators of Gibraltar-domiciled Kijani Resources Ltd. and Ratio Ltd. intend to sue NatWest Bank for "dishonest assistance" to an $82 million fraudulent scheme headed by Irishman Richard Fagan that collapsed in 2015 after being exposed by OffshoreAlert.

To 'protect investors', Gibraltar Stock Exchange delists bonds by UK's European Investment Grade Properties Plc

June 25, 2019 - Two years after suspending unsecured bonds issued by British firm European Investment Grade Properties Plc "to protect investors", the Gibraltar Stock Exchange has delisted them. Research by OffshoreAlert showed that the firm's chairman, Bodo Laux, is now involved with a cryptocurrency exchange in Dubai.

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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.