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USA v. Ihor Kolomoisky et al: Forfeiture Complaint

December 30, 2020 - Forfeiture Complaint in USA v. Real Property Located at 55 Public Square, Cleveland, Ohio which is "traceable to an international conspiracy to launder money embezzled and fraudulently obtained from PrivatBank", described as "a Ukrainian financial institution", whose beneficial owners were identified as Ihor Kolomoisky and Gennadiy Boholiubov, filed at the U. S. District Court for the Southern District of Florida.

Olegs Fils v. Specialized Helicopters Inc. et al: Discovery Application

October 05, 2020 - Application by Olegs Fils to take discovery from Specialized Helicopters Inc., Hyatt Corporation, Hyatt Carmel Highlands, a.k.a. Highlands Inn; Burst+Bloom, Sommpicks LLC, Benchmark Wine Group Inc., and Belmont Wine Exchange LLC for use in legal proceedings in Latvia, filed at the U. S. District Court for the Northern District of California.

USA v. Nika Nazarovi et al: Indictment

September 29, 2020 - Criminal Indictment against "citizens of multiple countries, including Georgia, Latvia, Romania, Bulgaria, and Belgium" who were described as being "members of a transnational organized crime network known as 'QQAAZZ'" that "provided money laundering services to significant cybercriminal organizations that stole money from unwitting victims in the United States and abroad" involving accounts at financial institutions in Belgium, Germany, Portugal, Spain, the Netherlands, Turkey, and the United Kingdom in USA v. Nika Nazarovi, a.k.a. Nika Utiashvili, a.k.a. Mihail Atansov, a.k.a. Stefan Trifonov Zhelyazkov; Martins Ignatjevs, a.k.a. Yordan Angelov Stoyanov, a.k.a. Aleksander Tihomirov, a.k.a. Svetlin Iliyanov Asenov; Aleksandre Kobiashvili, a.k.a. Antonios Nastas, a.k.a. Ognyan Krasimirov Trifonov; Dmitrijs Kuzminovs, a.k.a. Parush Gospodinov Genchev; Valentins Sevecs, a.k.a. Marek Jaswilko, a.k.a. Rafal Szczytko; Dmitrijs Slapins, Armens Vecels, Artiom Capacli, Ion Cebanu, Tomass Trescinkas, Ruslans Sarapovs, Silvestrs Tamenieks, Andelhak Hamdaoui, and Petar Iliev at the U. S. District Court for the Western District of Pennsylvania.

UAB E energija v. The Republic of Latvia: Petition to Confirm Arbitration Award

August 31, 2020 - Petition to Confirm Arbitration Award and Enter Judgment in UAB E energija, of Lithuania v. The Republic of Latvia at the U. S. District Court for the District of Columbia.

USA v. CompuCom Campus: Forfeiture Complaint

August 06, 2020 - Forfeiture Complaint regarding "assets that facilitated, were involved in, and are traceable to an international conspiracy to launder money embezzled and fraudulently obtained from PrivatBank", described as "a Ukrainian financial institution located in Ukraine, with a branch in Cyprus and an affiliated entity in Latvia, among other places" in USA v. "a roughly 19.5-acre office park comprising three buildings, parking areas, and undeveloped land known as the CompuCom Campus and located at 7505 and 7171 Forest Lane, Dallas, Texas 75230" at the U. S. District Court for the Southern District of Florida.

USA v. PNC Plaza: Forfeiture Complaint

August 06, 2020 - Forfeiture Complaint regarding "assets that facilitated, were involved in, and are traceable to an international conspiracy to launder money embezzled and fraudulently obtained from PrivatBank", described as "a Ukrainian financial institution located in Ukraine, with a branch in Cyprus and an affiliated entity in Latvia, among other places" in USA v. PNC Plaza at the U. S. District Court for the Southern District of Florida.

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.

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