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Resort Cayman Holdings Ltd. v. Partnerships & Investments LLC et al: Complaint

February 21, 2020 - Complaint alleging "Defendants' blatant abuse of a company and its resources that they are no longer entitled to own" in Resort Cayman Holdings Ltd., of the Cayman Islands v. Partnerships & Investments LLC, of Puerto Rico, and Nicolas A. Kogan, as Defendants, and Americas Leading Finance LLC, of Puerto Rico, as Nominal Defendant, at the Supreme Court of the State of New York, County of New York.

Timothy Green v. MASA Holdings, Inc. et al: Petition

January 09, 2020 - Petition alleging breach of contract regarding the repayment of a $3.4 million Promissory Note in Timothy W. Green, a resident of Texas v. MASA Holdings, Inc., f.k.a. MASA Holdings, LLC, of Delaware; Medical Air Services Association, Inc., of Oklahoma; Medical Air Services Association of Florida, Inc., of Florida; Medical Air Services Association International, Inc., of the U.S. Virgin Islands; Medical Air Services Association of the Bahamas, Ltd., of the Bahamas; MASA de Puerto Rico, Inc., of Puerto Rico; Medical Air Service Association of the (BVI), Ltd., of the British Virgin Islands; MASA Assist Bermuda, Ltd., of Bermuda; MASA Marketing, Ltd., of the Bahamas; Medflight Company, Ltd., of Trinidad and Tobago; MASA Marketing St. Kitts, Ltd., of St. Kitts and Nevis; Medical Air Services Association of St. Lucia, Inc., of Saint Lucia; and Medical Air Services Association Jamaica Limited, of Jamaica, at the District Court for the 236th Judicial District, Tarrant County, Texas.

Bitcoin Manipulation Abatement LLC v. FTX Trading Ltd. et al: First Amended Complaint

November 08, 2019 - First Amended Complaint alleging cryptocurrency market manipulation, RICO, and fraud in Bitcoin Manipulation Abatement LLC, of Puerto Rico v. FTX Trading Ltd., of Antigua and Barbuda; Alameda Research LLC, of Delaware; Alameda Research Ltd., of the British Virgin Islands; Samuel Bankman-Fried, of California; Gary Wang, of California; Andy Croghan, of California; Constance Wang, described as a citizen and resident of Hong Kong; Darren Wong, of California, and Caroline Ellison, of California, at the U. S. District Court for the Northern District of California.

$150M lawsuit alleges crypto fraud by parties in Antigua, BVI, Hong Kong & US

November 04, 2019 - A complaint for damages of $150M for alleged cryptocurrency futures trading fraud and the operation of an unlicensed money transmitting business has been filed against individuals and companies in Antigua, British Virgin Islands, Hong Kong, and the United States, including Alameda Research and FTX Trading.

Bitcoin Manipulation Abatement LLC v. FTX Trading Ltd. et al: Complaint

November 02, 2019 - Complaint alleging cryptocurrency market manipulation, RICO, and fraud in Bitcoin Manipulation Abatement LLC, of Puerto Rico v. FTX Trading Ltd., of Antigua and Barbuda; Alameda Research LLC, of Delaware; Alameda Research Ltd., of the British Virgin Islands; Samuel Bankman-Fried, of California; Gary Wang, of California; Andy Croghan, of California; Constance Wang, described as a citizen and resident of Hong Kong; Darren Wong, of California, and Caroline Ellison, of California, at the U. S. District Court for the Northern District of California.

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.

Synapse Investment Ltd. et al v. World-Wide Investment Services Ltd.: Conversion Motion

September 13, 2019 - Petitioning Creditors' Motion to Convert Case From Chapter 7 to Chapter 15 in Synapse Investment Ltd., of Japan; Bioreplace Corporation, of Japan; Masayuki Yamakawa, of Japan, and Megumi Matsuzawa, of Utah v. World-Wide Investment Services Limited, New Century Properties Limited, and Heng Cheong Pacific Limited, all of the British Virgin Islands, at the U. S. Bankruptcy Court for the District of Puerto Rico.

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.

Ansbacher Bahamas sues Puerto Rico's Bancrédito for 'failure to remit $10M'

August 28, 2019 - For the third time in less than two years, Bancrédito International Bank has been sued for allegedly failing to remit funds to an offshore bank with which it had a correspondent bank relationship. The latest complaint - for $10M - filed yesterday by Bahamas-based Ansbacher and Lyford International Bank follows lawsuits for a combined $16.7M in 2017 and 2018 by Bahamas-based Capital Union Bank and Belize-based Choice Bank, respectively.

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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.