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SC Global Vision Fund SPC v. Oasis Buono Ltd.: Stop Notice

January 20, 2020 - Stop Notice by SC Global Vision Fund SPC, of the Cayman Islands, regarding shares in Oasis Buono Limited, of the Cayman Islands, owned by Aurora Grand Limited, of the British Virgin Islands, filed at the Grand Court of the Cayman Islands.

GSR Markets Ltd. et al v. FR8 Network Inc. et al: Complaint

January 16, 2020 - Complaint alleging securities fraud involving an Initial Coin Offering in GSR Markets Ltd., of Hong Kong, described as "a global cryptocurrency market-maker", and Paul Rogers, of Singapore v. FR8 Network Inc., of Delaware; Maximalist Media LLC, d.b.a. Maximalist Ventures, of New York; Jonathan Fox, of New York, and Sloane Brakeville, of California, at the U. S. District Court for the Southern District of New York.

Joseph Ebanks v. iFinex Inc. et al: Class Action Complaint

January 16, 2020 - Class Action Complaint alleging fraud involving Bitcoin cryptocurrency in Joseph Ebanks, of Stow, Ohio v. iFinex Inc., BFXNA Inc., DigFinex Inc., Tether Holdings Limited, Tether Limited, and Tether Operations Limited, all of the British Virgin Islands; Jean-Louis van der Velde, of Hong Kong; Giancarlo Devasini, of France, and Philip Potter, of Ocean Beach, NY, at the U. S. District Court for the Southern District of New York.

XiO Fund LLP v. Silicon Valley Bank: Discovery Application

January 14, 2020 - Application by Gwynn Hopkins, of Perun Consultants Limited, in Hong Kong, and Gordon MacRae, of Kalo (Cayman) Limited, of the Cayman Islands, as Joint and Several Interim Receivers of XiO Fund LLP, of the Cayman Islands, to take discovery from Silicon Valley Bank for use in legal proceedings in the Cayman Islands, filed at the U. S. District Court for the Northern District of California. Editor's Note: This discovery application includes, as an exhibit, a copy of the underlying complaint alleging fraud involving hundreds of millions of dollars that was filed under seal at the Grand Court of the Cayman Islands on May 8th, 2019 and, eight months later, remains sealed as part of the Cayman Court's secretly-imposed mass-sealing policy - implemented by Chief Justice Anthony Smellie - that conceals from public view even the existence of many cases involving allegations of impropriety and insolvency against the jurisdiction's hedge funds.

Bryan Faubus v. iFinex, Inc. et al: Complaint

January 09, 2020 - Class Action Complaint alleging fraud involving Bitcoin cryptocurrency in Bryan Faubus, of New York v. iFinex Inc., BFXNA Inc., and BFXWW Inc., each described as a British Virgin Islands company based in Hong Kong; DigFinex Inc., of the BVI; Tether Holdings Limited, described as a BVI company based in Taiwan; Tether Limited, described as a Hong Kong company based in Taiwan; Tether Operations Limited, of Hong Kong, and Tether International Limited, of Hong Kong, at the U. S. District Court for the Southern District of New York.

Eric Young et al v. iFinex Inc. et al: Class Action Complaint (New York)

January 08, 2020 - Class Action Complaint alleging fraud involving Bitcoin cryptocurrency in Eric Young, of Pennsylvania; Adam Kurtz, of New York, and David Crystal, of Florida v. iFinex Inc., BFXNA Inc., and BFXWW Inc., each described as a British Virgin Islands company based in Hong Kong; DigFinex Inc., of the BVI; Tether Holdings Limited, described as a BVI company based in Taiwan; Tether Limited, described as a Hong Kong company based in Taiwan; Tether Operations Limited, of Hong Kong, and Tether International Limited, of Hong Kong, at the U. S. District Court for the Southern District of New York. Editor's Note: This is a re-filing of a class action complaint that was first filed at federal court in Seattle, Washington on November 22nd, 2019 and voluntarily dismissed on January 7th, 2020.

Willis Electric Co., Ltd. v. Polygroup Ltd. et al: The Michaels Companies' Motion to Quash Subpoenas

January 03, 2020 - Motion by Non-Party The Michaels Companies, Inc. to Quash Subpoenas and for Protection in Willis Electric Co., Ltd., of Taiwan v. Polygroup Ltd., of Macau; Polygroup Macau Limited, of the British Virgin Islands, and Polytree (HK) Co., Ltd., of Hong Kong, at the U. S. District Court for the Northern District of Texas.

SEC v. Steve Bajic et al: Complaint

January 02, 2020 - Complaint alleging securities fraud in U. S. Securities and Exchange Commission v. Steve M. Bajic, described as a dual citizen of Canada and Croatia; Rajesh Taneja, described as a citizen of Canada residing in Vietnam; Norfolk Heights Ltd., described as "a Seychelles company owned by a dual Mexican and Canadian citizen"; Fountain Drive Ltd., Island Fortune Global Ltd., Crystalmount Ltd., and Wisdom Chain Ltd., each described as "a Seychelles corporation with a registered address in Hong Kong"; SSID Ltd., of Hong Kong; Sure Mighty Ltd., described as "a Seychelles corporation owned by a Japanese citizen"; Tamarind Investments Inc., described as "an Anguillan corporation with registered addresses in Hong Kong and Thailand"; Kenneth Ciapala, described as "a citizen of Switzerland and the United Kingdom"; Anthony Killarney, described as "a citizen of the United Kingdom, a resident of Switzerland"; Blacklight SA, of Switzerland; Christopher Lee McKnight, of Canada, and Aaron Dale Wise, of Florida, at the U. S. District Court for the Southern District of New York.

China Life Trustees Ltd. v. XiO Diamond LP: Winding Up Petition

December 27, 2019 - Winding Up Petition in China Life Trustees Limited, of Hong Kong v. XiO Diamond LP at the Grand Court of the Cayman Islands.

Briton David Rae pleads guilty to money laundering in US

December 27, 2019 - U.K. national David Rae, who was exposed by OffshoreAlert in 2012 for his role in a £100 million investment fraud by Cayman Islands-domiciled Axiom Legal Financing Fund, has pleaded guilty to money laundering in New Jersey regarding unrelated health care fraud schemes.

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