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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.

USA v. Mobile TeleSystems PJSC: Deferred Prosecution Agreement

February 22, 2019 - Deferred Prosecution Agreement in USA v. Mobile TeleSystems PJSC, of Russia, at the U. S. District Court for the Southern District of New York.

SEC v. Roger Knox et al: TRO Motion

October 02, 2018 - SEC's Motion for a Temporary Restraining Order in U. S. Securities and Exchange Commission v. Roger Knox, Wintercap SA, Michael T. Gastauer, WB21 US Inc., Silverton SA Inc., WB21 NA Inc., C Capital Corp., Wintercap SA Inc., and B2 Cap Inc., as defendants, and Raimund Gastauer, Simone Gastauer Foehr, and B21 Ltd., as relief defendants, at the U. S. District Court for the District of Massachusetts.

USA v. Diyora Ashirova et al: Indictment

July 19, 2018 - Indictment in USA v. Diyora Ashirova, Elvin Baghir-Pur, Kirill Dedusev, Roman Eliozashvili, Sarkhan Imamverdiyev, Mikheil Inadze, Aziza Jalolova, Elvin Javadzade, Igor Kalinitchev, a.k.a. Irvin Kalinitchev; Tengiz Khukhiashvili, Yelena Kudaibergenova, Mishel Levinski, Stanislav Lisitskiy, a.k.a. Giedrius Girnius; Aleksei Livadnyi, Durra Mehdiyeva, Mikhail Morozov, Ielyzaveta Nazina, Gocha Paposhvili, Matiss Puke, Ketevan Sepiashvili, Aleksandr Starikov, Igor Stasovskiy, Nikolay Tupikin, Karlis Vitols, and Melvut Yazici at the U. S. District Court for the Southern District of New York.

Ex-Malta Finance Minister banned for not protecting allegedly swindled investors

October 04, 2017 - Former Malta Finance Minister Tonio Fenech has been banned from accepting any new appointments with regulated entities by the Malta Financial Services Authority for failing to adequately supervise a company of which he is a director and whose investors were allegedly swindled out of up to €247 million. Fellow Malta nationals Ian Zammit and Joseph Xuereb were similarly penalized.

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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.