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USA v. Yuriy Andrienko et al: Indictment

October 15, 2020 - Indictment against six "officers" of a Russian "military intelligence agency" alleging a computer hacking and fraudulent scheme "to undermine, retaliate against, or otherwise destabilize: (1) Ukraine; (2) the country of Georgia; (3) France's elections; ( 4) efforts to hold Russia accountable for its use of a weapons-grade nerve agent on foreign soil; and (5) the 2018 Winter Olympics after a Russian government-sponsored doping effort led to Russian athletes being unable to participate under the Russian flag" in USA v. Yuriy Sergeyevich Andrienko, Sergey Vladimirovich Detistov, Pavel Valeryevichfrolov, Anatoliy Sergeyevich Kovalev, Artem Valeryevich Ochichenko, and Petr Nikolayevich Pliskinat the U. S. District Court for the Western District of Pennsylvania.

Galina Trunina et al v. Peters International (Cayman) Ltd. et al: Writ of Summons

October 14, 2020 - Writ of Summons alleging "a dishonest scheme" in Galina Trunina and 114 other individuals v. Peters International (Cayman) Limited, of the Cayman Islands; Peters International Investment BV, of Curaçao; Promsvyaz Capital BV, of the Netherlands, and Dmitri Ananyev, of Cyprus, at the Grand Court of the Cayman Islands.

Vladimir Niyazov v. Maples and Calder et al: Appeal Judgment

October 12, 2020 - Judgment regarding a legal costs dispute in Vladimir Niyazov v. Maples and Calder and Agon Litigation, both law firms, at the British Virgin Islands Court of Appeal.

National Bank Trust v. Connecticut Shotgun Manufacturing Company et al: Discovery Application

October 08, 2020 - Application by National Bank Trust to take discovery from Connecticut Shotgun Manufacturing Company, Wells Fargo Bank, and Summit Investment Management Ltd. for use in legal proceedings in England alleging fraud against Ilya Yurov, Sergey Belyaev, Nikolay Fetisov, Nataliya Yurova, Irina Belyaeva, and Elena Pischulina and "in aid of enforcement of a judgment entered in the U.K. Action in the approximate amount of U.S. $900 million", filed at the U. S. District Court for the District of Connecticut.

UrtheCast Corp. et al: Chapter 15 Petition

October 06, 2020 - Chapter 15 Petition for Recognition of Foreign Main Proceedings in Canada by Sai Chu, of Ernst & Young, as the Foreign Representative of UrtheCast Corp., of Canada, "a technology company developing world-first technologies in data services, geo-analytics, machine learning and artificial intelligence" whose shares are listed on the Toronto Stock Exchange; Geosys-Int'l Inc., of Delaware; Geosys Australia Pty., of Australia; Geosys Europe SARL, of Switzerland; Geosys S.A.S., of France; Geosys do Brasil Sistemas de Informacao Agriocola Ltda, of Brazil, and Deimos Imaging S.L.U., of Spain, at the U. S. Bankruptcy Court for the District of Minnesota.

SEC sues John McAfee for '$23M ICO fraud' in New York

October 05, 2020 - Famous computer programmer John McAfee was today sued by the SEC in New York for allegedly swindling his Twitter followers by recommending they buy Initial Coin Offerings by entities in Belize, Nigeria, Romania, U.K. and U.S. without disclosing that he received $23 million in hidden compensation.

Saffron Landlord (Cayman) Ltd.: Restoration Application

September 30, 2020 - Originating Application in the matter of Saffron Landlord (Cayman) Limited at the Grand Court of the Cayman Islands.

Capital WW Investment Ltd. v. Tall Trade Ltd.: 'Set Aside' Application (September 2020)

September 25, 2020 - Originating Application in Capital WW Investment Limited v. Tall Trade Ltd. at the British Virgin Islands High Court.

Tatiana Akhmedova v. Google LLC: Discovery Application

September 16, 2020 - Application by Tatiana Akhmedova to take discovery from Google LLC for use in legal proceedings in England involving, inter alia, her husband, Farkhad Akhmedov, a Russian businessman; their son, Temur Akhmedov, and "Liechtenstein trustee entities Counselor Trust Reg and Sobaldo Establishment" regarding judgment collection and alleged "fraudulent evasion", filed at the U. S. District Court for the Northern District of California.

USA v. Danil Potekhin et al: Forfeiture Complaint

September 16, 2020 - Forfeiture Complaint in USA v. Cryptocurrency and Cash allegedly derived from "a large scale, sophisticated 'phishing' campaign" by Russian nationals Danil Potekhin and Dimitrii Karasavidi that targeted cryptocurrency exchanges, including Poloniex, based in San Francisco, domiciled in Delaware; Binance, based in Hong Kong, domiciled in the Cayman Islands, and Gemini Trust Company LLC, based in New York, at the U. S. District Court for the Northern District of California.

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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.