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Briton David Rae pleads guilty to money laundering in US

December 27, 2019 - U.K. national David Rae, who was exposed by OffshoreAlert in 2012 for his role in a £100 million investment fraud by Cayman Islands-domiciled Axiom Legal Financing Fund, has pleaded guilty to money laundering in New Jersey regarding unrelated health care fraud schemes.

USA v. David Rae: Forfeiture Judgment

December 19, 2019 - Consent Judgment of Forfeiture and Preliminary Order of Forfeiture regarding, but not limited to, funds at ANZ Bank, in New Zealand, in the name of Sympatic Global Solutions LP and at Hong Kong & Shanghai Bank, in Hong Kong, in the name of Cargill Consulting Ltd. in USA v. David Rae, a citizen of the United Kingdom, at the U. S. District Court for the District of New Jersey.

USA v. David Rae: Plea Agreement

December 19, 2019 - Change of Plea Minutes and Plea Agreement for money laundering regarding a health care fraud scheme in USA v. David Rae, a citizen of the United Kingdom, at the U. S. District Court for the District of New Jersey.

Jiazhou Chen v. Yunji Inc. et al: Class Action Complaint

November 12, 2019 - Complaint in Jiazhou Chen v. Yunji Inc., described as a Cayman Islands firm based in China; Shanglue Xiao, of China; Chen Chen, of China; Huan Hao, of China; Qingrong Kong, of China; Yanhua Sun, of China; Wei Ying, of China; Morgan Stanley & Co., of New York, NY; Credit Suisse Securities (USA) LLC, of New york, NY; JPMorgan Securities LLC, of New York, NY; China International Capital Corporation Hong Kong Securities Limited, of Hong Kong, and Top Capital Partners Limited, of New Zealand, at the U. S. District Court for the Eastern District of New York.

BVI operator of Bitfinex crypto exchange seeks discovery in 'hunt for missing $880M of client funds'

October 20, 2019 - The BVI operator of Bitfinex cryptocurrency exchange, which was sued 12 days earlier for allegedly perpetrating a multi-billion dollar fraud, has applied to take discovery in California for a purported attempt to recover $880 million of client funds that its Swiss payments processor has allegedly failed to remit.

SEC accuses offshore firms of $125M investment fraud

September 19, 2019 - The U. S. Securities and Exchange Commission has accused companies in the Bahamas, Cayman Islands, Cook Islands, New Zealand, Puerto Rico, Saint Vincent and the Grenadines, and the United States of participating in a $125 million investment fraud involving a group known as Mediatrix Capital.

USA v. Aaron Williamsky: Plea Agreement

September 18, 2019 - Plea Agreement in USA v. Neil John Aaron Williamsky at the U. S. District Court for the District of New Jersey.

SEC v. Mediatrix Capital Inc. et al: Freezing Motion

September 12, 2019 - Emergency Motion for an Ex Parte Asset Freeze and Temporary Restraining Order in U. S. Securities and Exchange Commission v. Mediatrix Capital Inc., initially of Belize and then the Bahamas; Blue Isle Markets Inc., domiciled in Saint Vincent and the Grenadines, based in the Bahamas; Blue Isle Markets Ltd., of New Zealand; Michael Stephen Young, of Denver, Colorado; Michael Shawn Stewart, of Scottsdale, Arizona, and Bryant Edwin Sewall, of Dallas, Texas, and the Bahamas, as Defendants, and Mediatrix Capital Fund Ltd., of the Bahamas; Island Technologies LLC, of Puerto Rico; Victoria M. Stewart, Maria C. Young, Hanna Ohonkova Sewall, of Kiev, Ukraine; Michael C. Baker, of Denver, Colorado; Walter C. Young III, of Seattle, Washington; Arual LP, of Utah; West Beach LLC, of Puerto Rico; Salve Regina Trust, of the Cook Islands; TF Alliance LLC, of Colorado; Casa Conejo LLC, of Puerto Rico; Hase Haus LLC, of Colorado; DCC Islands Foundation, of the Bahamas; Keystone Business Trust, of Massachusetts; Weinzel LLC, of Nevada; The 1989 Foundation, of the Bahamas; Mediatrix Capital PR LLC, of Puerto Rico; Mediatrix Capital LLC, of Colorado, and Blue Isle Markets Inc., of the Cayman Islands, as Relief Defendants, at the U. S. District Court for the District of Colorado.

SEC v. Mediatrix Capital Inc. et al: Complaint

September 12, 2019 - Complaint alleging fraud in U. S. Securities and Exchange Commission v. Mediatrix Capital Inc., initially of Belize and then the Bahamas; Blue Isle Markets Inc., domiciled in Saint Vincent and the Grenadines, based in the Bahamas; Blue Isle Markets Ltd., of New Zealand; Michael Stephen Young, of Denver, Colorado; Michael Shawn Stewart, of Scottsdale, Arizona, and Bryant Edwin Sewall, of Dallas, Texas, and the Bahamas, as Defendants, and Mediatrix Capital Fund Ltd., of the Bahamas; Island Technologies LLC, of Puerto Rico; Victoria M. Stewart, Maria C. Young, Hanna Ohonkova Sewall, of Kiev, Ukraine; Michael C. Baker, of Denver, Colorado; Walter C. Young III, of Seattle, Washington; Arual LP, of Utah; West Beach LLC, of Puerto Rico; Salve Regina Trust, of the Cook Islands; TF Alliance LLC, of Colorado; Casa Conejo LLC, of Puerto Rico; Hase Haus LLC, of Colorado; DCC Islands Foundation, of the Bahamas; Keystone Business Trust, of Massachusetts; Weinzel LLC, of Nevada; The 1989 Foundation, of the Bahamas; Mediatrix Capital PR LLC, of Puerto Rico; Mediatrix Capital LLC, of Colorado, and Blue Isle Markets Inc., of the Cayman Islands, as Relief Defendants, at the U. S. District Court for the District of Colorado.

USA v. Edward Gong: Application to Enforce Foreign Restraining Order

July 31, 2019 - Application to Enforce and Register Foreign Restraining Order regarding a $200 million fraud scheme by individuals in Canada, China, and New Zealand in USA v. Xiao Hua Gong, a.k.a. Edward Gong, a citizen of Canada, at the U. S. District Court for the District of Columbia.

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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.