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Kazakhstan v. King & Spalding LLP: Discovery Application

March 19, 2020 - Application by the Republic of Kazakhstan to take discovery from King & Spalding LLP for use in criminal proceedings in Kazakhstan regarding suspected fraud, tax evasion, and money laundering involving Anatolie Stati and Gabriel Stati and "their group of affiliated companies which they have owned or controlled", including Ascom Group SA, of Moldova; Terra Raf Trans Traiding Ltd., of Gibraltar, and Hayden Intervest Limited, of the British Virgin Islands, filed at the U. S. District Court for the Southern District of New York.

Rybovich Boat Company LLC v. M/Y Blue Star et al: Complaint

January 29, 2020 - Complaint in Rybovich Boat Company LLC, of Palm Beach County, Florida v. M/Y Blue Star, a motor yacht registered in the Cayman Islands; Vladimir Gusinsky, a.k.a. Vladimir Gusinski, described as "a citizen of Russia and Israel, and Shakra Holdings Limited, of Gibraltar, at the U. S. District Court for the Southern District of Florida.

EXPOSED: Symtomax Group's fraudulent €12M Bond Offering

January 22, 2020 - A €12 million bond offering by British nationals Minette Coetzee, a.k.a. Minette Compson, and Paul Segal via their Symtomax Group for a purported medical cannabis production facility in Portugal is fraudulent, OffshoreAlert can reveal. The scheme involves entities and individuals in the BVI, Canada, Dubai, England, Gibraltar, Morocco, Netherlands, Panama, Portugal, Scotland, Spain, South Africa, and Switzerland.

Privilege Wealth Plc: Winding Up Order

January 15, 2020 - Winding Up Order in the matter of Privilege Wealth Plc at the High Court of Justice of England and Wales.

Petition to wind up British £40M fraud firm Privilege Wealth Plc

January 07, 2020 - Nearly two years after their appointment and having run out of cash, the Joint Administrators of Britain's Privilege Wealth Plc have applied to wind up the company, which collapsed after its £40 million-plus investment fraud was exposed by OffshoreAlert.

Elliot Broidy et al v. Global Risk Advisors LLC et al: Complaint

December 27, 2019 - Complaint alleging "In an effort to retaliate against and silence Mr. Broidy, Qatar hired its go-to firm for underhanded cyber-operations, Defendant GRA, to unlawfully hack into Mr. Broidy’s emails and into his company's servers to steal private communications, business documents, and other material" in Elliot Broidy, of Beverly Hills, California, and Broidy Capital Management LLC, of Los Angeles, California v. Global Risk Advisors LLC, of Delaware; GRA Maven LLC, described as "a military consulting firm" based in North Carolina; GRA Quantum LLC, described as "a full-service cybcersecurity company" based in New York, NY; Global Risk Advisors EMEA Limited, described as a Gibraltar company based in Qatar, and Kevin Chalker, described as "a former CIA officer" who is based in New York, at the U. S. District Court for the Southern District of New York.

Estate of Platon Elenin v. Mainstay Ltd.: Judgment

December 11, 2019 - Judgment in Michael Thomas Leeds, Nicholas Stewart Wood, and Kevin John Hellard, as Joint Trustees of the insolvent Estate of Platon Elenin, a citizen of Russia formerly known as Boris Berezovsky (deceased) v. Mainstay Trust Limited, as Defendant, and Church Lane Trustees Limited and Sugarbay Ventures Limited, of the British Virgin Islands, as Applicants, at Gibraltar Supreme Court.

Elite Insurance Company Ltd.: Administration

December 11, 2019 - Public Statement by the Gibraltar Financial Services Commission announcing that Elite Insurance Company Limited has been found to be "insolvent" and was "placed into Administration on 11 December 2019".

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.

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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.