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Georgia: Garik Revazian et al

April 13, 2020 - Application for the appointment of a Commissioner to collect evidence from Citibank NA, Equity Bank, and JPMorgan Chase Bank - pursuant to a request for judicial assistance from Georgia - for a criminal investigation into Garik Revazian and Oppenheimer Financial LLC for suspected fraud and money laundering involving corporate and individual alleged victims "in the United States, Latvia, United Kingdom, Russia, Poland, Estonia and Hong Kong".

JSC United Chemical Company Uralchem v. Citibank NA et al: Discovery Application

April 08, 2020 - Application by JSC United Chemical Company Uralchem, of Russia, in is capacity as a shareholder of Russian ammonia producer TogliattiAzot, to take discovery from Citibank NA, The Bank of New York Mellon, JPMorgan Chase Bank NA, Deutsche Bank Trust Company Americas, Bank of America NA, and Commerzbank AG US for use in legal proceedings in Russia regarding an allegedly fraudulent scheme involving, inter alia, Vladimir Makhlai, Sergei Makhlai, Nitrochem Distribution AG, of Switzerland; International Petrochemical Sales Limited, of the British Virgin Islands; Agrostate Holdings Limited, and Rancroti Ventures Limited, both of Cyprus, filed at the U. S. District Court for the Southern District of New York.

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.

Eurasian Bank JSC v. Bank of New York Mellon et al: Discovery Application

February 05, 2020 - Ex Parte Application by Eurasian Bank JSC, of Kazakhstan, to take discovery from Bank of New York Mellon, Credit Suisse AG, New York Branch; Credit Suisse Holdings (USA) Inc., and Credit Suisse (USA) Inc. for use in legal proceedings in England alleging fraud against Khakim Islamovich Istamov, Irina Petrovna Skichko, Agusta Associates Limited, and Igor Riel, filed at the U. S. District Court for the Southern District of New York.

Yuri Rozhkov et al v. Larisa Markus et al: Complaint

November 19, 2019 - Complaint regarding "a massive $2 billion fraud to embezzle monies from the Bank [Vneshprombank Ltd.] and then hide the funds in foreign countries" in Yuri Vladimirovich Rozhkov, a citizen and resident of Russia, and The State Corporation Deposit Insurance Agency, of Russia, as Trustee and Foreign Representative of Foreign Economic Industrial Bank Limited, a.k.a. Vneshprombank Ltd. v. LARMAR Foundation, of Panama; Ilya Bykov, BG Atlantic, Inc., LM Realty 31B, LLC, LM Realty 31C, LLC, LM Realty 27D, LLC, LM Realty 24C, LLC, LM Realty 20A, LLC, LM Realty 18 West, LLC, LM Realty 10C, LLC, LM Realty 23H, LLC, LM Property Management LLC, Innovative Construction Group, Inc., First integrated Construction, Inc., and Larisa Ivanovna Markus, a citizen and resident of Russia, at the U. S. Bankruptcy Court for the Southern District of New York.

Ansager Global Ltd.: Originating Application

September 30, 2019 - Originating Application by Russell Crumpler and Christopher Farmer, as Joint Liquidators of Ansager Global Limited (in Liquidation), at the British Virgin Islands High Court.

Cernousovs Vasilus v. BVI Registrar of Corporate Affairs: Restoration Application

July 29, 2019 - Fixed Date Claim Form regarding Stella Enterprises SA in Cernousovs Vasilus, of Latvia v. The Registrar of Corporate Affairs - Fixed Date Claim Form - BVI High Court - July 29, 2019

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.

ALROSA v. Bank of America et al: Discovery Application

April 10, 2019 - Application by ALROSA, a Russian diamond-mining company, to take discovery from Bank of America, Bank of New York Mellon, Capital One NA, Capital One Bank (USA) NA, Citibank NA, Commerzbank NA, Deutsche Bank, Deutsche Bank Trust Company Americas, HSBC Bank USA NA, JPMorgan Chase NA, Wells Fargo NA, PNC Bank NA, Standard Chartered Bank, Barclays Bank PLC, BNP Paribas SA, and UBS AG for use in contemplated legal proceedings in Angola or the United Kingdom against former or current executives of Catoca Ltd., a diamond-mining company in Angola, filed at the U. S. District Court for the Southern District of New York.

USA v. Mobile TeleSystems PJSC: Criminal Information

March 06, 2019 - Criminal Information under the Foreign Corrupt Practices Act in USA v. Mobile TeleSystems PJSC, of Russia, at the U. S. District Court for the Southern District of New York.

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