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Scandal-plagued Odebrecht Group applies for Chapter 15 recognition in New York

August 26, 2019 - Companies in the Bahamas, Cayman Islands and Brazil that belong to the insolvent conglomerate Odebrecht Group at the heart of a Brazilian bribery scandal have applied for Chapter 15 recognition at federal bankruptcy court in New York.

Odebrecht SA et al: Chapter 15 Petition

August 26, 2019 - Chapter 15 Petition for Recognition of a Foreign Main Proceeding in Brazil by Marcelo Rossini, as the Foreign Representative of Odebrecht S.A., of Brazil; Odebrecht Finance Limited, of the Cayman Islands; Odebrecht Participações e Investimentos S.A., of Brazil, and ODB International Corporation, of the Bahamas, at the U. S. Bankruptcy Court for the Southern District of New York.

Non-UCITS Fund Aktia Trade Finance v. IIG Global Trade Finance Fund Ltd.: Winding Up Petition

August 22, 2019 - Winding Up Petition in Non-UCITS Fund Aktia Trade Finance, of Finland v. IIG Global Trade Finance Fund Limited, of the Cayman Islands, at the Grand Court of the Cayman Islands.

Mario Mena Marqua v. Banco Santander International: Discovery Application

July 08, 2019 - Application by Mario Mena Marqua to take discovery from Banco Santander International for use in legal proceedings in Guatemala, filed at the U. S. District Court for the Southern District of Florida.

Guatemala: Roberto Eduardo Barreda de Leon

August 15, 2016 - Application for the appointment of a Commissioner to collect evidence - pursuant to a request for judicial assistance from Guatemala - for a criminal investigation into Roberto Eduardo Barreda de Leon for suspected murder of his wife.

Guatemala: Armando Jose Marcelo Soto Enriquez

February 05, 2016 - Application for the appointment of a Commissioner - pursuant to a request for judicial assistance by Guatemala - for a criminal investigation into Astrid Maria Zachrisson Gonzalez, Jose Manuel Bolanos Fortuny, Carlos Domingo Portillo Gracioso and Carlos Eddie Bolanos for alleged participation in the attempted murder of Armando Jose Marcelo Soto Enriquez.

Guatemala: Leonel Rodrigo Amado Molina

September 03, 2015 - Application for the appointment of a Commissioner to collect evidence - pursuant to a request for judicial assistance from Guatemala - for a criminal investigation into Adolfo Vivar Marroquin and Leonel Rodrigo Amado Molina for suspected corruption, fraud, money laundering and extortion.

Guatemala: Byron Rodolfo Sanchez Corzo

May 21, 2013 - Complaint to Extradite Byron Rodolfo Sanchez Corzo from the USA to Guatemala to face an allegation of corruption.

USA v. Roberto Mendez Hurtado et al: Indictment

July 18, 2011 - Indictment in USA v. Roberto Mendez Hurtado, Alvaro Ricardo Nino Bonilla, Roberto Harrigan, Samuel Javier, Jorge Ivan Riveros, Luis Fernando Velasquez Ramirez, Narciso Rondon Mejia, Severo Confessor, Earl Delville Hodge, Juan Figueroa Valdez, Carlston Beazer, Chad Skelton, and Humberto Gallego at the U. S. District Court for the Southern District of Florida.

Guatemala seeks information from TotalBank for corruption investigation

June 24, 2011 - Guatemala is seeking evidence in the USA for a criminal investigation into alleged corruption and money laundering by Ruben Darío Morales Veliz during his service as Chairman of the Board of Directors of the Guatemalan Congress.

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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.