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Bruce McNaught: Prohibition Order

June 27, 2019 - Prohibition Order by the Guernsey Financial Services Commission regarding Bruce David McNaught.

Grant Thornton and law firms agree to settle Providence Financial lawsuit

June 20, 2019 - Accounting firm Grant Thornton and law firms Cadwalader, Wickersham & Taft, and Greene Espel have agreed to pay a combined $849,243 to settle claims that they aided and abetted a $150 million investment fraud perpetrated by the Providence Financial Group, which was based in Guernsey, Miami, and Brazil.

Vida Financial Services Ltd. et al: Variation of Prohibition Orders

June 18, 2019 - Public Statement by the Guernsey Financial Services Commission regarding a variation of Prohibition Orders against Vida Financial Services Limited and Jonathan James Wilson.

Louvre Trust (Guernsey) Ltd. et al: Financial Penalties

June 18, 2019 - Public Statement by the Guernsey Financial Services Commission regarding financial penalties against Louvre Trust (Guernsey) Ltd., Derek Paul Baudains, Jonathan Ross Bachelet, Haidee Louise Stephens, Julian Dai Lane, and Charles Peter Gervais Tracy.

FuturesOne Innovative Fund SPC Ltd. et al: Judgment

June 03, 2019 - Judgment in the Matters of FuturesOne Innovative Fund SPC Ltd. (in Liquidation), AnchorHedge Fund Ltd. (in Liquidation), and FuturesOne Diversified Fund Ltd. (in Liquidation) at the British Virgin Islands High Court.

Providence Financial Investments Inc. et al v. Grant Thornton et al: Motion to Approve Settlement

June 03, 2019 - Motion by Chapter 7 Trustee Maria Yip to approve settlement agreement and release, for entry of a bar order, and to approve payment of a contingency fee in Providence Financial Investments Inc. and Providence Fixed Income Fund LLC v. Cadwalader Wickersham & Taft LLP, of New York; Grant Thornton LLP, of Illinois; and Greene Espel PLLP, of Minnesota, at the U. S. Bankruptcy Court for the Southern District of Florida.

BSG Resources Ltd.: Chapter 15 Petition

June 03, 2019 - Chapter 15 Petition for Recognition of a Foreign Main Proceeding in Guernsey by William Callewaert and Malcolm Cohen, as the Foreign Representatives of BSG Resources Limited, at the U. S. Bankruptcy Court for the Southern District of New York.

Irish conman Mark Nichols and Almas Capital Management settle NFA action

May 30, 2019 - Irish conman Mark Nichols and his commodity trading advisor Almas Capital Management - who were exposed by OffshoreAlert 13 months ago - have settled a regulatory action brought against them by the National Futures Association in the United States.

National Futures Association v. Mark Nichols et al: Decision

May 29, 2019 - Decision in National Futures Association v. Almas Capital Management LLC and Mark G. Nichols by the National Futures Authority Hearing Panel.

Hermitage Capital Management Ltd. v. Bank of America et al: Discovery Application

May 28, 2019 - Application by Hermitage Capital Management Limited to conduct discovery from Bank of America NA, Bank of China, Bank of New York Mellon, BNP Paribas USA, Citibank NA, Commerzbank AG, Credit Agricole CIB, Deutsche Bank Trust Co Americas, JPMorgan Chase Bank NA, Mashreqbank Psc., Standard Chartered Bank, UBS AG, and Wells Fargo Bank NA for use in criminal proceedings brought by Russia on December 11th, 2018 against Hermitage, its Founder & CEO, Bill Browder; Ivan Cherkasov, and others for alleged tax fraud, filing of a false bankruptcy, and embezzlement, filed at the U. S. District Court for the Southern District of New York.

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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.