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Grand Bayman Belize Ltd. v. Wells Fargo & Company: Notice of Removal

September 05, 2019 - Notice of Removal regarding an alleged 'spoofing' fraud in Grand Bayman Belize Ltd., domiciled in the Seychelles, based in Belize v. Wells Fargo & Company at the U. S. District Court for the Central District of California.

British fraud firm Etaireia Investments goes into administration

August 29, 2019 - British firm Etaireia Investments Plc has gone into administration - four years after being exposed by OffshoreAlert for perpetrating a property-based investment fraud involving firms and individuals in the BVI, England, Gibraltar, Isle of Man, Scotland, Seychelles, and Spain.

USA v. Alexander Vinnik et al: Complaint

July 25, 2019 - Complaint alleging violation of the Bank Secrecy Act regarding an alleged cryptocurrency-based money laundering scheme in USA v. BTC-e, a.k.a. Canton Business Corp., domiciled in "either Cyprus and/or the Seychelles Islands" and operating "in Bulgaria, the Seychelles Islands and other jurisdictions", and Alexander Vinnik, "a Russian national who is currently incarcerated in Greece", at the U. S. District Court for the Northern District of California.

Alpha Giant Ltd.: Liquidation Application

June 24, 2019 - Originating Application to appoint liquidators in the British Virgin Islands and Hong Kong regarding a debt owed to Catchy Fame Limited, of the Seychelles, in the matter of Alpha Giant Limited, of the British Virgin Islands, at the British Virgin Islands High Court.

Mundo Media Ltd. et al: Chapter 15 Petition

June 18, 2019 - Chapter 15 Petition for Recognition of a Foreign Main Proceeding in Canada by Ernst & Young, as the Foreign Representative of Mundo Media Ltd., 2538853 Ontario Ltd., M Zone Marketing Inc., and AppThis Holdings, Inc., at the U. S. Bankruptcy Court for the District of Delaware.

Great Western Insurance Company v. Gregory Tolaram: Motion to Dismiss

May 17, 2019 - Gregory Tolaram's Motion to Dismiss in Great Western Insurance Company v. Gregory Tolaram, of Bermuda, at the U. S. District Court for the Southern District of New York.

ALROSA v. Bank of America et al: Discovery Application

April 10, 2019 - Application by ALROSA, a Russian diamond-mining company, to take discovery from Bank of America, Bank of New York Mellon, Capital One NA, Capital One Bank (USA) NA, Citibank NA, Commerzbank NA, Deutsche Bank, Deutsche Bank Trust Company Americas, HSBC Bank USA NA, JPMorgan Chase NA, Wells Fargo NA, PNC Bank NA, Standard Chartered Bank, Barclays Bank PLC, BNP Paribas SA, and UBS AG for use in contemplated legal proceedings in Angola or the United Kingdom against former or current executives of Catoca Ltd., a diamond-mining company in Angola, filed at the U. S. District Court for the Southern District of New York.

BTA Bank JSC et al v. Felix Sater et al: Complaint

March 25, 2019 - Complaint in City of Almaty, Kazakhstan and BTA Bank JSC v. Felix Sater, Daniel Ridloff, Bayrock Group Inc., Global Habitat Solutions, Inc., RRMI-DR LLC, Ferrari Holdings LLC, and MeM Energy Partners LLC at the U. S. District Court for the Southern District of New York.

Silisten Trading Ltd.: Chapter 15 Petition

March 22, 2019 - Chapter 15 Petition for Recognition of a Foreign Main Proceeding in the British Virgin Islands by Mark McDonald and Nicholas Wood, as the Foreign Representatives of Silisten Trading Limited, at the U. S. Bankruptcy Court for the Southern District of Florida.

Creswell Investments Ltd. v. Brazil+QI Ltd. et al: Complaint

February 14, 2019 - Complaint in Creswell Investments Ltd., of the Seychelles v. Brazil+QI Limited, of the Cayman Islands; Tom Cauchouis, and Peter Laudano at U. S. District Court for the Southern District of New York.

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