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Newbrook Shipping Corporation et al v. Global Marketing Systems Inc. et al: Discovery Application

March 24, 2020 - Application by Newbrook Shipping Corporation, of the Netherlands, and Falcon Confidence Shipping Ltd., of Liberia, to take discovery from Global Marketing Systems Inc. and Anil F. Sharma, both of Maryland, for use in legal proceedings in Nevis and South Africa, filed at the U. S. District Court for the Northern District of Maryland.

Fraud lawsuit filed over crypto scam group's 'Hands of Mandela gold casts'

February 27, 2020 - A complaint alleging fraud has been filed in New York regarding a deal to sell purported "gold casts of President Nelson Mandela's hands" to the Bermuda/Canada-domiciled Arbitrade Group, whose cryptocurrency scam was exposed by OffshoreAlert last year.

Malcolm Duncan v. Max Barber et al: Complaint

February 26, 2020 - Complaint alleging fraud regarding "gold casts of President Nelson Mandela's hands" and a Bermuda/Canada-based cryptocurrency group known as 'Arbitrade' in Malcolm Duncan, of Texas v. Max Barber, of Utah; SION Trading FZE, of Ras Al Khaimah, in the United Arab Emirates, and Barlan Enterprises Ltd., d.b.a. Guernsey's, of New York, at the Supreme Court of the State of New York, County of New York.

EXPOSED: Symtomax Group's fraudulent €12M Bond Offering

January 22, 2020 - A €12 million bond offering by British nationals Minette Coetzee, a.k.a. Minette Compson, and Paul Segal via their Symtomax Group for a purported medical cannabis production facility in Portugal is fraudulent, OffshoreAlert can reveal. The scheme involves entities and individuals in the BVI, Canada, Dubai, England, Gibraltar, Morocco, Netherlands, Panama, Portugal, Scotland, Spain, South Africa, and Switzerland.

August Carbera et al v. Black & Veatch Special Projects Corp. et al: Complaint

December 27, 2019 - Complaint alleging Violation of the Anti-Terrorism Act in August Carbera et al v. Black & Veatch Special Projects Corporation, described as a Delaware company based in Kansas; Centerra Group, LLC, described as a Delaware company based in Florida; DAI Global LLC, described as a Delaware company based in Maryland; Environmental Chemical Corporation, described as a Kentucky company based in California; G4S Holdings International (AG) Limited, described as a "wholly owned subsidiary of G4S Plc", of England; G4S Risk Management Limited, of England; Janus Global Operations LLC, described as a Delaware company based in Tennessee; Louis Berger Group, Inc., described as a Delaware company based in New Jersey; Louis Berger International, Inc., described as a Delaware company based in New Jersey; The Louis Berger Group, Inc./Black & Veatch Special Projects Corporation Joint Venture, based in Washington, DC; MTN Group Limited, described as "a South African telecommunications company whose stock trades publicly on the Johannesburg Stock Exchange"; MTN (Dubai) Limited, of Dubai, and MTN Afghanistan, of Afghanistan, at the U. S. District Court for the District of Columbia.

Oak Trust (Guernsey) Ltd. et al v. William Dewsall: Claimants' Amended Reply

December 11, 2019 - Claimants' Amended Reply to Defendant's Amended Defense regarding Gable Holdings Inc., of the Cayman Islands, and Gable Insurance AG, of Liechtenstein, in Kevin Alcock, of Surrey, England; Oak Trust (Guernsey) Limited, of Guernsey; Baytree Holdings Limited, Morevale Company Limited, and Aggaris Investments Limited, all of the British Virgin Islands; Christopher Lawrance, of South Africa; Corita Metelerkamp, of Surrey, England; Roy Campbell, of South Africa, and CriSeren Investments Limited, of Wales v. William Dewsall, of London, England, at the High Court for England and Wales.

Oak Trust (Guernsey) Ltd. et al v. William Dewsall: Amended Defense

November 18, 2019 - Amended Defense by William Dewsall in a dispute involving Gable Holdings Inc., of the Cayman Islands, and Gable Insurance AG, of Liechtenstein, in Kevin Robert Alcock, of Surrey, England; Oak Trust (Guernsey) Limited, of Guernsey; Baytree Holdings Limited, Morevale Company Limited, and Aggaris Investments Limited, all of the British Virgin Islands; Christopher Lister Lawrance, of South Africa; Corita Clare Metelerkamp, of Surrey, England; Roy Duncombe Campbell, of South Africa, and CriSeren Investments Limited, of Wales v. William Dewsall, of London, England, at the High Court for England and Wales.

Oak Trust (Guernsey) Ltd. et al v. William Dewsall: Claimants' Reply

September 19, 2019 - Claimants' Reply to Defendant's Defense regarding Gable Holdings Inc., of the Cayman Islands, and Gable Insurance AG, of Liechtenstein, in Kevin Alcock, of Surrey, England; Oak Trust (Guernsey) Limited, of Guernsey; Baytree Holdings Limited, Morevale Company Limited, and Aggaris Investments Limited, all of the British Virgin Islands; Christopher Lawrance, of South Africa; Corita Metelerkamp, of Surrey, England; Roy Campbell, of South Africa, and CriSeren Investments Limited, of Wales v. William Dewsall, of London, England, at the High Court for England and Wales.

Invictus Hyperion v. Gamedex Ltd. et al: Plaintiff's Corporate Disclosure

September 05, 2019 - Plaintiff's Corporate Disclosure disclosing New World Holdings, of the Cayman Islands, and The Waterkant Trust, of the Bahamas, as affliates in Invictus Hyperion v. Gamedex Ltd., Cameron Garvie, Chris Porter, and Henno Fourie at the U. S. District Court for the District of Maryland.

NY client sues offshore firms over failed Belvedere Management investments

August 30, 2019 - Thailand-based British financial adviser Paul Gambles and his MBMG Group, including firms in the BVI, Mauritius, Singapore, and Thailand, are being sued for $3.5M in Bermuda by a U.S. client whose cash was invested in funds managed by the Belvedere Management Group, whose fraudulent operations were exposed by OffshoreAlert in 2015.

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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.