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Jamal Hammoud v. Société Générale de Banque au Liban: Notice of Removal

January 06, 2020 - Notice of Removal, including a copy of the complaint seeking damages of $457,224 alleging failure to execute wire transfer requests in Jamal Hammoud, described as "the majority owner and principal of Milestones Capital, LLC" v. Société Générale de Banque au Liban, of Lebanon, at the U. S. District Court for the Southern District of New York.

SEC v. Benjamin Taylor et al: Complaint

October 22, 2019 - Complaint regarding allegations that "investment bankers in London, England ... participated in an international insider trading scheme that netted its participants tens of millions of dollars in illicit profits from trading in the securities of U.S. companies" in U. S. Securities and Exchange Commission v. Benjamin Taylor, a resident of France; Darina Windsor, a citizen of Thailand, and Joseph Abdul Noor El-Khouri, described as a citizen of Lebanon residing in Monaco and England, at the U. S. District Court for the Southern District of New York.

'Mahmoud El Chahal abused our trust in funding scam,' writes 'victim'

October 17, 2019 - Letter to OffshoreAlert from Abdelrahim Mahamat Badaoui, of Sociétè Complexe Industriel Rahma, complaining and warning about Lebanese national Mahmoud El Chahal, of Qatar Finance House, an advance fee fraudster whom we have previously exposed.

SEC v. Carlos Ghosn: Final Judgment

September 23, 2019 - Final Judgment imposing a $1 million fine in U. S. Securities and Exchange Commission v. Carlos Ghosn, a citizen of Brazil, France, and Lebanon, at the U. S. District Court for the Southern District of New York.

SEC v. Carlos Ghosn et al: Complaint

September 23, 2019 - Complaint alleging securities fraud regarding Japanese automobile manufacturer Nissan Motor Co. Ltd. in U. S. Securities and Exchange Commission v. Carlos Ghosn, a citizen of Brazil, France, and Lebanon, and Gregory L. Kelly, a resident of Brentwood, Tennessee, at the U. S. District Court for the Southern District of New York.

BVI court freezes yacht linked with fired Nissan boss Carlos Ghosn

August 23, 2019 - Japanese auto manufacturer Nissan Motor Co. Ltd. has obtained an order in the British Virgin Islands to preserve a yacht called 'Twig' that is linked with its former Chairman and CEO Carlos Ghosn, who is a citizen of Brazil, France, and Lebanon.

Nissan Motor Co. Ltd. v. Carlos Ghosn et al: Preservation Order

August 21, 2019 - Order in Nissan Motor Co. Ltd., of Japan v. Carlos Ghosn, a citizen of Brazil, France and Lebanon and a former chairman and CEO of Nissan; his wife, Carole Nahas Ghosn, and Beauty Yachts Pty Ltd., of the British Virgin Islands, as Respondents, and Virgin Islands Shipping Registry, and Hauteville Trust (BVI) Limited, as Third Parties, at the British Virgin Islands High Court.

USA v. Jean Boustani et al: Indictment

December 19, 2018 - Indictment in USA v. Jean Boustani, a.k.a. Jean Boustany, a citizen of Lebanon; Najib Allam, a.k.a. Naji Allam, a citizen of Lebanon; Manuel Chang, a citizen of Mozambique and Mozambique's Minister of Finance; Antonio Do Rosario, a citizen of Mozambique and "an official in Mozambique's governmental state intelligence and security service, known as Servico de Informacoes e Seguranca do Estado; Teofilo Nhangumele, "a citizen of Mozambique acting in an official capacity for and on behalf of the Office of the President of Mozambique"; Andrew Pearse, a citizen of New Zealand; Surjan Singh, a citizen of the United Kingdom; and Detelina Subeva, a citizen of Bulgaria, at the U. S. District Court for the Eastern District of New York.

Iraq Telecom Ltd. v. Citibank NA et al: Discovery Application

October 05, 2018 - Ex Parte Application by Iraq Telecom Limited to conduct discovery from HSBC Bank (USA) NA, Standard Chartered International (USD) Ltd., The Bank of New York Mellon NA, and Wells Fargo Bank NA at the U. S. District Court for the Southern District of New York.

Hungary: Csilla Ildiko Fekete

February 05, 2018 - Application for the appointment of a Commissioner to collect evidence - pursuant to a request for judicial assistance from Hungary - for a criminal investigation into Csilla Ildiko Fekete, Sacramento Packing Inc. and others for suspected money laundering.
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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.