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Anilkumar Raghavan Pattani: Disqualification

November 09, 2020 - Public Announcement by the Qatar Financial Centre that it has imposed a prohibition on Anilkumar Raghavan Pattani, who was described as "an Indian male".

USA v. Beam Suntory Inc.: Deferred Prosecution Agreement

October 23, 2020 - Deferred Prosecution Agreement regarding an alleged bribery scheme involving India in USA v. Beam Suntory Inc. at the U. S. District Court for the Northern District of Illinois.

USA v. Beam Suntory Inc.: Criminal Information

October 21, 2020 - Criminal Information under the Foreign Corrupt Practices Act involving India in USA v. Beam Suntory Inc. at the U. S. District Court for the Northern District of Illinois.

Emerging Markets Investment Fund IA: License Suspension

October 16, 2020 - Public Notice by the Mauritius Financial Services Commission that it has suspended the "Global Business Licence" and "authorisation to operate as a CIS and Expert Fund" of Emerging Markets Investment Fund IA. Editor's Note: Research by OffshoreAlert in the Corporate and Business Registration Department in Mauritius showed that Emerging Markets Investment Fund IA was incorporated on February 10th, 2015, its sole director is Sahjahan Ally Nauthoo, its sole shareholder is Emerging India Fund Management Ltd., and its "Management Company" and secretary is Trident Trust Company (Mauritius) Limited.

Emerging India Fund Management Ltd.: License Suspensions

October 16, 2020 - Public Notice by the Mauritius Financial Services Commission that it has suspended the "Global Business Licence" and "CIS Manager Licence" of Emerging India Fund Management Ltd. Editor's Note: Research by OffshoreAlert in the Corporate and Business Registration Department in Mauritius showed that Emerging India Fund Management Ltd. was incorporated on May 19th, 2008, its directors are Antish Bundhun and Ashis Teemulsingh Luchowa, and its secretary is Trident Trust Company (Mauritius) Limited.

USA v. Brian Cotter et al: Complaint

October 15, 2020 - Complaint alleging "a technical support fraud scheme utilizing call centers based in India" in USA v. Michael Brian Cotter, of Los Angeles County, California, individually and d.b.a. Tech Live Connect, Premium Techie Support, Global Digital Concierge Pte. Ltd., NE Labs Inc., Sensei Ventures Inc., Kevisoft UK Ltd., and Kevisoft LLC; Global Digital Concierge Pte. Ltd., of Singapore, d.b.a. Tech Live Connect and Saburi TLC Worldwide Services Pvt Ltd.; NE Labs Inc., of Nevada; Sensei Ventures Inc., of Nevada; Kevisoft UK Ltd., of the United Kingdom, and Kevisoft LLC, of New York,  at the U. S. District Court for the Southern District of Florida.

Daniel Snyder v. The Ardent Group LLC: Discovery Application

September 15, 2020 - Application by Daniel Snyder, described as "a businessman and philanthropist best known for his majority ownership of the Washington Football Team", to take discovery from The Ardent Group LLC for use in legal proceedings in India regarding "several articles falsely accusing Petitioner of sexual misconduct, including sex trafficking and affiliation with sexual predator Jeffrey Epstein", filed at the U. S. District Court for the Southern District of New York.

Forex Birds Ltd. et al: Emergency Cease and Desist Order

September 03, 2020 - Emergency Cease and Desist Order for alleged fraud and the sale of unregistered securities involving "cryptocurrency trading investment programs" in Texas State Securities Board v. Forex Birds Ltd., Kumar Babu Gondesi, a citizen of India; Eric Balusek, a.k.a. Darwin Eric Balusek, a.k.a. Bitcoin Pope, all of England and Saint Vincent and the Grenadines, and Pek Universe, of Australia.

Gupta Associates LLC v. New Silk Route PE-SPV LP et al: First Amended Complaint

August 31, 2020 - First Amended Complaint alleging "self-dealing and fraud" in Gupta Associates LLC, of Delaware, individually and in the right of New Silk Advisors LP, described as a Cayman Islands-domiciled "private equity firm that invested in growth industries in the Indian sub-continent and other emerging economies in Asia" v. Parag Saxena, described as a resident of Harrison, NY, and New Silk Route PE-SPV LP, of the Cayman Islands, at the Supreme Court of the State of New York, County of Westchester.

Sabena Puri v. USA: Petition to Quash IRS Summons (August 2020)

August 12, 2020 - Petition to Quash Third Party Summons Issued to Citibank NA by the IRS regarding "India Income Tax Liabilities" and an allegation of "political harassment against the current Indian administration's political opposition" in Sabena Puri v. USA at the U. S. District Court for the Central District of California.

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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.