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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.

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.

Kijani Resources Ltd. et al v. The Royal Bank of Scotland International Ltd.: Pre-Action Disclosure Ruling

June 06, 2019 - Ruling on Application for an Order for Pre-Action Disclosure in Edgar Lavarello and Simon Conway, as Joint Liquidators of Kijani Resources Ltd. and Ratio Ltd., v. The Royal Bank of Scotland International Limited at Gibraltar Supreme Court.

LAMP Insurance Company Ltd.: Liquidator Appointment

May 31, 2019 - Statement by the Gibraltar Financial Services Commission announcing the appointment of a liquidator for LAMP Insurance Company Limited.

LAMP Insurance Company Ltd.: Liquidation Application

May 20, 2019 - Statement by the Gibraltar Financial Services Commission announcing the liquidation of LAMP Insurance Company Limited.

Anatolie Stati et al v. State Street Corporation: Motion to Compel

May 17, 2019 - Petitioners' Motion to Compel Production of Documents in Anatolie Stati, of Moldova; Gabriel Stati, of Moldova; Ascom Group SA, of Romania, and Terra Raf Trans Traiding Ltd., of Gibraltar v. State Street Corporation at the U. S. District Court for the District of Massachusetts.

Helix Investment Management LP v. Privilege Direct Corp. et al: Melody Cuff Transcript

April 22, 2019 - Filing of Deposition Transcript of Melody Cuff in Helix Investment Management LP v. Privilege Direct Corp., Oliphant Financial Group LLC, Oliphant Financial Corporation, and Robert A. Morris at the U. S. District Court for the Middle District of Florida.

Helix Investment Management LP v. Privilege Direct Corp. et al: Robert Morris Transcript

April 22, 2019 - Filing of Deposition Transcript of Robert Morris in Helix Investment Management LP v. Privilege Direct Corp., Oliphant Financial Group LLC, Oliphant Financial Corporation, and Robert A. Morris at the U. S. District Court for the Middle District of Florida.

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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.