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Argentina: Jaime Moises Jacubovich et al

July 02, 2020 - Application for the appointment of a Commissioner to collect evidence from the Development Corporation of Israel - pursuant to a request for judicial assistance from Argentina - for a criminal investigation into Jaime Moises Jacubovich, Claudia Irene Jacubovich, and Patricio Sion Eduardo Emsanie for suspected fraud.

USA v. Luis Martinelli et al: Criminal Complaint

June 27, 2020 - Criminal Complaint against the sons of former Panama President Ricardo Martinelli alleging participation in a bribery and money laundering scheme involving Brazil's Odebrecht SA and other companies, including those in the Bahamas, British Virgin Islands, and Switzerland, in USA v. Luis Enrique Martinelli Linares and Ricardo Alberto Martinelli Linares, described as citizens of Italy and Panama, at the U. S. District Court for the Eastern District of New York.

iFinex Inc. v. Enterprise Bank & Trust: Discovery Application

June 25, 2020 - Application by iFinex Inc., of the British Virgin Islands, which operates a cryptocurrency exchange known as Bitfinex, to take discovery from Enterprise Bank & Trust "for use in proceedings in foreign tribunals in Poland, Portugal, and the United Kingdom" involving alleged fraud, filed at the U. S. District Court for the Eastern District of Missouri.

Bittrex & Poloniex crypto exchanges added as defendants to 'multi-billion dollar fraud' lawsuit

June 04, 2020 - Two major U.S.-based cryptocurrency exchanges - Bittrex and Poloniex - have been added as defendants to a class action complaint that alleges crypto buyers around the world were collectively swindled out of billions of dollars in an unprecedented "criminal" price manipulation scheme.

Matthew Script et al v. iFinex Inc. et al: Amended Class Action Complaint

June 03, 2020 - Consolidated Class Action Amended Complaint alleging "a sophisticated scheme to fraudulently inflate the price of cryptocurrencies ..., causing the price of these cryptocommodities to spike far above their legitimate value in the largest bubble in human history, and ultimately resulting in billions of dollars of damage to innocent cryptocommodity purchasers" in Matthew Script, Benjamin Leibowitz, Jason Leibowitz, Aaron Leibowitz, and Pinchas Goldshtein v. iFinex Inc., a.k.a. Bitfinex; BFXNA Inc., BFXWW Inc., Tether Holdings Limited, Tether Operations Limited, Tether International Limited, DigFinex Inc., all of the British Virgin Islands; Tether Limited, of Hong Kong; Philip G. Potter, of New York; Giancarlo Devasini, described as a citizen of Italy; Ludovicus Jan van der Velde, described as a citizen of the Netherlands; Reginald Fowler, of Arizona; Crypto Capital Corp., of Panama; Bittrex, Inc., described as a Delaware company based in Seattle, Washington, and Poloniex, LLC, described as a Delaware company based in Boston, Massachusetts, at the U. S. District Court for the Southern District of New York.

Royal Yuyo Shipping SA v. Productos Agropecuarios de Tehuacan et al: Petition

June 01, 2020 - Petition in Royal Yuyo Shipping SA, of Panama v. Productos Agropecuarios de Tehuacan, Productos Avicolas el Cavario, and Socorro Romero Sanchez SA de CV, all of Mexico, at the U. S. District Court for the Southern District of New York.

Lilly Perry et al v. Lopag Trust Reg. et al: Judgment

May 27, 2020 - Judgment in Lea Lilly Perry and Tamar Perry v. Lopag Trust Reg., of Liechtenstein; Private Equity Services (Curaçao) NV, of Curaçao; Fiduciana Verwaltungsanstalt, of Liechtenstein; Gal Greenspoon, Yael Perry, Dan Greenspoon, Ron Greensoon, Ron Greenspoon, Mia Greenspoon, by Hagai Greenspoon, her guardian ad litem, and Admintrust Verwaltungs Anstalt at the Grand Court of the Cayman Islands.

Service Lamp Corporation Profit Sharing Plan v. Carnival Corporation et al: Class Action Complaint

May 27, 2020 - Class Action Complaint alleging securities fraud in Service Lamp Corporation Profit Sharing Plan v. Carnival Corporation, described as "the world's largest leisure travel company and the largest cruise company" that is domiciled in Panama, based in Miami and whose shares are listed on the New York Stock Exchange; Arnold W. Donald, and David Bernstein at the U. S. District Court for the Southern District of Florida.

FTC v. First Data Merchant Services LLC et al: Complaint

May 19, 2020 - Complaint alleging telemarketing and consumer fraud that caused "tens of millions of dollars" of losses and involving a call center apparently based in Panama in Federal Trade Commission v. First Data Merchant Services LLC, of Florida, and Chi W. Ko, a.k.a. Vincent Ko, at the U. S. District Court for the Southern District of New York.

Digicel Group One Ltd.: Chapter 15 Petition

May 15, 2020 - Chapter 15 Petition for Recognition of a Foreign Main Proceeding in Bermuda by Mike Morrison, Charles Thresh, and James Bennett, as the Foreign Representatives of Digicel Group One Limited, at the U. S. Bankruptcy Court for the Southern District of New York.

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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.