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USA v. Yang Ban: Forfeiture Consent Order

August 31, 2020 - Consent Order of Forfeiture in the amount of $561,428 regarding an alleged conspiracy to launder the proceeds of bank fraud involving North Korea and Singapore-domiciled SINSM Pte. Ltd. in USA v. Yang Ban, described as a British Virgin Islands company that "sold and traded commodities to customers in North Korea", at the U. S. District Court for the District of Columbia.

USA v. Yang Ban: Statement of Offense

August 31, 2020 - Statement of Offense regarding an alleged conspiracy to launder the proceeds of bank fraud involving North Korea and Singapore-domiciled SINSM Pte. Ltd. in USA v. Yang Ban, described as a British Virgin Islands company that "sold and traded commodities to customers in North Korea", at the U. S. District Court for the District of Columbia.

USA v. Yang Ban: Plea Agreement

August 31, 2020 - Plea Agreement regarding an alleged conspiracy to launder the proceeds of bank fraud involving North Korea and Singapore-domiciled SINSM Pte. Ltd. in USA v. Yang Ban, described as a British Virgin Islands company that "sold and traded commodities to customers in North Korea", at the U. S. District Court for the District of Columbia.

BVI firm charged with money laundering in 'scheme to help North Korea bypass US sanctions'

August 31, 2020 - British Virgin Islands-domiciled commodities trader Yang Ban has been criminally charged with money laundering in the U.S. regarding an alleged scheme to bypass sanctions with North Korea.

USA v. Yang Ban: USA's Sentencing Memorandum

August 28, 2020 - Criminal Information regarding an alleged conspiracy to launder the proceeds of bank fraud involving North Korea and Singapore-domiciled SINSM Pte. Ltd. in USA v. Yang Ban, described as a British Virgin Islands company that "sold and traded commodities to customers in North Korea", at the U. S. District Court for the District of Columbia.

USA v. Yang Ban: Criminal Information

August 28, 2020 - Criminal Information alleging conspiracy to launder the proceeds of bank fraud involving North Korea and Singapore-domiciled SINSM Pte. Ltd. in USA v. Yang Ban, described as a British Virgin Islands company that "sold and traded commodities to customers in North Korea", at the U. S. District Court for the District of Columbia.

JTrust Asia Pte. Ltd. v. Mitsuji Konoshita et al: Judgment

August 19, 2020 - Judgment regarding an application to discharge a freezing order and receivership order in a matter that also involves proceedings in Singapore and Thailand in JTrust Asia Pte. Ltd. v. Mitsuji Konoshita and A.P.F. Group Co. Ltd. at the British Virgin Islands High Court.

Valaris Plc et al: Chapter 11 Petition

August 19, 2020 - Chapter 11 Petition by companies in Australia, Bermuda, Brazil, British Virgin Islands, Cayman Islands, England, France, Gibraltar, Hong Kong, Marshall Islands, Mexico, Singapore, Spain, Switzerland, Thailand, and the United States, namely Valaris Plc, described as "a leading provider of offshore contract drilling services to the international oil and gas industry"; Alpha Achiever Company, Alpha Admiral Company, Alpha Archer Company, Alpha Offshore Drilling Services Company, Alpha Orca Company, Atlantic Maritime Services LLC, Atwood Australian Waters Drilling Pty Ltd., Atwood Deep Seas Ltd., Atwood Oceanics Australia Pty. Limited, Atwood Oceanics LLC, Atwood Oceanics Pacific Limited, Atwood Offshore Drilling Limited, Atwood Offshore Worldwide Limited, ENSCO (Thailand) Limited, ENSCO Asia Pacific Pte. Limited, ENSCO Associates Company, ENSCO Australia Pty. Limited, ENSCO Capital Limited, ENSCO Corporate Resources LLC, ENSCO Development Limited, ENSCO do Brasil Petróleo e Gás Ltda., ENSCO Drilling I Ltd., ENSCO Drilling Mexico LLC, ENSCO Endeavors Limited, ENSCO Global GmbH, ENSCO Global Investments LP, ENSCO Global IV Ltd., ENSCO Global Resources Limited, ENSCO Holding Company, ENSCO Holdings I Ltd., ENSCO Holland BV, ENSCO Incorporated, ENSCO Intercontinental GmbH, ENSCO International Incorporated, ENSCO International Ltd., ENSCO Investments LLC, ENSCO Jersey Finance Limited, ENSCO Limited, ENSCO Management Corp., ENSCO Maritime Limited, ENSCO Mexico Services, S. de RL de CV, ENSCO Ocean 2 Company, ENSCO Oceanics Company LLC, ENSCO Oceanics International Company, ENSCO Offshore Company, ENSCO Offshore International Company, ENSCO Offshore International Holdings Limited, ENSCO Offshore International Inc., ENSCO Offshore U.K. Limited, ENSCO Overseas Limited, ENSCO Transcontinental II LP, ENSCO Transnational I Ltd., ENSCO UK Drilling Limited, ENSCO United Incorporated, ENSCO Universal Limited, ENSCO Vistas Limited, ENSCO Worldwide GmbH, Great White Shark Limited, Green Turtle Limited, Offshore Drilling Services LLC, Pride Foramer SAS, Pride Forasol SAS, Pride Global II Ltd., Pride International LLC, Pride International Management Company LP, Ralph Coffman Limited, Ralph Coffman Luxembourg SA RL, RCI International Inc., RD International Services Pte. Ltd., RDC Arabia Drilling Inc., RDC Holdings Luxembourg SA RL, Rocal Cayman Limited, Rowan Companies Limited, Rowan Companies LLC, Rowan Drilling (Trinidad) Limited, Rowan Drilling (U.K.) Limited, Rowan Drilling, S. de RL de CV; Rowan International Rig Holdings Sarl, Rowan Marine Services LLC, Rowan N-Class (Gibraltar) Limited, Rowan No. 1 Limited, Rowan Norway Limited, Rowan Offshore (Gibraltar) Limited, Rowan Offshore Luxembourg Sarl, Rowan Rex Limited, Rowan Rigs Sarl, Rowan Services LLC, Rowan, S. de RL de CV, and Rowandrill LLC, at the U. S. Bankruptcy Court for the Southern District of Texas.

VB Investco Pty Ltd. et al: Chapter 15 Petition

August 13, 2020 - Chapter 15 Petition for Recognition of a Foreign Main Proceeding in Australia by Vaughan Strawbridge, Richard Hughes, John Greig and Salvatore Algeri, as the Foreign Representatives of VB Investco Pty Ltd. and VAH Newco No. 2 Pty Ltd., which are both owned by Virgin Australia Airline Holdings Pty Ltd., at the U. S. Bankruptcy Court for the Southern District of New York.

Released from prison, British fraudster now operates under new name (Sencer Orhan)

August 04, 2020 - Notorious British fraudster Sencer Sevket has changed his name after being released from prison and seemingly gone into business with a member of the ruling family in Abu Dhabi, OffshoreAlert can reveal.

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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.