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Pauline Stonehill v. FBI: Complaint

June 01, 2020 - Complaint under the Freedom of Information Act regarding "the Government's role in the investigation and wiretapping" of Harry S. Stonehill, deceased, "the subsequent illegal raids on his businesses in the Philippines in 1962 and the use of Stonehill's lawyer as a government informant" in Pauline Dale Stonehill, of Malaga, Spain, widow of Harry Stonehill v. Federal Bureau of Investigation at the U. S. District Court for the District of Columbia.

Atvos Agroindustrial Investimentos SA v. BBVA et al: Discovery Application

May 20, 2020 - Application by Atvos Agroindustrial Investimentos SA, described as "an indirect subsidiary of the Odebrecht Group", to take discovery from Banco Bilbao Vizcaya Argentaria SA, Intesa Sanpaolo SpA, New York Branch; Lone Star Global Acquisitions Ltd., Lone Star Global Acquisitions LLC, Lone Star North America Acquisitions LP, Lone Star Global Acquisitions (NY) LLC, Lone Star North America Acquisitions LLC, LSF10 Brazil U.S. Holdings LLC, MUFG Bank Ltd., Natixis S.A., New York Branch, and Sumitomo Mitsui Banking Corporation for use in legal proceedings in São Paulo, Brazil, regarding "an illegal hostile takeover attempt in Brazil of Applicant's subsidiary Atvos Agroindustrial S.A. – Em Recuperação Judicial", filed at the U. S. District Court for the Southern District of New York.

Antigua Ambassador Dario Item given bank license despite corporate ban

April 20, 2020 - Antigua and Barbuda's banking regulator appears to have fast-tracked a licensing application by one of the country's diplomats - London-based Swiss lawyer Dario Item - after his bank in Labuan ran into regulatory problems and he received a corporate ban, OffshoreAlert can reveal.

Spain: SunTrust Bank

April 13, 2020 - Application for the appointment of a Commissioner to collect evidence from SunTrust Bank - pursuant to a request for judicial assistance from Spain - for a criminal investigation into "unknown subjects for fraud".

Unión Fenosa Gas SA v. The Depository Trust Company: Discovery Application

April 08, 2020 - Application by Unión Fenosa Gas SA, of Spain, to take discovery from The Depository Trust Company, of New York, for use in legal proceedings in England "through which UFG seeks to enforce" a $2 billion arbitral award against Egypt regarding its sovereign bonds, filed at the U. S. District Court for the Southern District of New York.

Unión Fegosa Gas SA v. The Bank of New York Mellon: Discovery Application

March 26, 2020 - Application by Unión Fegosa Gas SA, of Spain, to take discovery from The Bank of New York Mellon, a Delaware company based in New York, for use in legal proceedings in England to enforce a $2 billion arbitral award against Egypt, filed at the U. S. District Court for the Southern District of New York.

InfraRed Environmental Infrastructure GP Ltd. et al v. Spain: Complaint

March 25, 2020 - Complaint to register an arbitral award in InfraRed Environmental Infrastructure GP Limited, European Investments (Morón) 1 Limited, European Investments (Morón) 2 Limited, European Investments (Olivenza) 1 Limited, and European Investments (Olivenza) 2 Limited, all of England v. Kingdom of Spain at the U. S. District Court for the District of Columbia.

USA v. Jack Warner et al: Third Superseding Indictment

March 18, 2020 - Third Superseding Indictment adding four new defendants, including former executives of 21st Century Fox, Inc., of the United States, and Imagina Media Audiovisual SL, of Spain, alleging racketeering, money laundering, wire fraud, tax fraud, and unlawful procurement of naturalization regarding alleged bribery and corruption involving FIFA and other soccer organizations in USA v. Hugo Jinkis, a citizen of Argentina; Mariano Jinkis, a citizen of Argentina; Full Play Group SA, of Uruguay; Hernan Lopez, a citizen of the U.S. and Argentina; Carlos Martinez, a citizen of the U.S. and Mexico; Gerard Romy, a citizen of Spain; Ariel Alvarado, a citizen of Panama; Manuel Burga, a citizen of Peru; Luis Chiriboga, a citizen of Ecuador; Marco Polo Del Nero, a citizen of Brazil; Eduardo Deluca, a citizen of Argentina; Eugenio Figueredo, a citizen of the U.S. and Uruguay; José Luís Meiszner, a citizen of Argentina; Romer Osuna, a citizen of Bolivia; Ricardo Teixeira, a citizen of Brazil; Reynaldo Vasquez, a citizen of El Salvador, and Jack Warner, a citizen of Trinidad and Tobago,  at the U. S. District Court for the Eastern District of New York.

Coöperatieve Rabobank UA et al v. The Clearing House Payments Company LLC et al: Discovery Application

February 14, 2020 - Application by Coöperatieve Rabobank UA, of Argentina; Credit Agricole Corporate and Investment Bank, of New York; ING Bank NV, of Brazil; the International Finance Corporation, of Washington, DC; Natixis, New York Branch, and Nederlandse Financierings-Maatschappij Voor Ontwikkelingslanden NV, of the Netherlands, to take discovery from The Clearing House Payments Company LLC, of New York; Banco Bilbao Vizcaya Argentina SA, of Spain; Banco do Brasil SA, of Brazil; Bank Leumi US, of New York; Bank of America, NA, of North Carolina; Barclays Bank PLC, of England; Citibank, NA, of New York; Deutsche Bank AG, of Germany; Deutsche Bank Trust Co Americas, of New York; HSBC Bank USA, of New York; Itau Unibanco SA - New York Branch, of Brazil; JPMorgan Chase Bank, NA, of New York; Mizuho Bank, Ltd., of Japan; MUFG Bank, Ltd., of Japan; MUFG Union Bank, NA, of New York; Sumitomo Mitsui Banking Corporation, of Japan; The Bank of New York Mellon, of New York; UBS AG, of Switzerland; Wells Fargo Bank NY INTL, of New York, and Wells Fargo Bank, of California, for use in legal proceedings in Argentina regarding suspected "major international financial impropriety" involving Vincentin SAIC, filed at the U. S. District Court for the Southern District of New York.

The McClatchy Company et al: Chapter 11 Bankruptcy Petition

February 13, 2020 - Chapter 11 Petition by The McClatchy Company, Cypress Media, Inc., Aboard Publishing, Inc., Bellingham Herald Publishing, LLC, Belton Publishing Company, Inc., Biscayne Bay Publishing, Inc., Cass County Publishing Company, Columbus-Ledger Enquirer, Inc., Cypress Media, LLC, East Coast Newspapers, Inc., El Dorado Newspapers, Gulf Publishing Company, Inc., Herald Custom Publishing of Mexico, S. de R.L. de C.V., HLB Newspapers, Inc., Idaho Statesman Publishing, LLC, Keltatim Publishing Company, Inc., Keynoter Publishing Company, Inc., Lee's Summit Journal, Incorporated, Lexington H-L Services, Inc., Macon Telegraph Publishing Company, Mail Advertising Corporation, McClatchy Big Valley, Inc., McClatchy Interactive LLC, McClatchy Interactive West, McClatchy International Inc., McClatchy Investment Company, McClatchy Management Services, Inc., McClatchy Newspapers, Inc, McClatchy News Services, Inc., McClatchy Property, Inc., McClatchy Resources, Inc, McClatchy Shared Services, Inc., McClatchy U.S.A., Inc., Miami Herald Media Company, N & O Holdings, Inc., Newsprint Ventures, Inc., Nittany Printing and Publishing Company, Nor-Tex Publishing, Inc., Olympian Publishing, LLC, Olympic-Cascade Publishing, Inc., Pacific Northwest Publishing Company, Inc., Quad County Publishing, Inc., Quad County Publishing, Inc., San Luis Obispo Tribune, LLC, Star-Telegram, Inc., Tacoma News, Inc., The Bradenton Herald, Inc., The Charlotte Observer Publishing Company, The News and Observer Publishing Company, The State Media Company, The Sun Publishing Company, Inc., Tribune Newsprint Company, Tru Measure, LLC, Wichita Eagle and Beacon Publishing Company, Inc., and Wingate Paper Company at the U. S. Bankruptcy Court for the Southern District of New York.

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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.