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'Remove MLAT or we report you to 'black servers' for blocking,' writes Colombian reputation manager

September 10, 2019 - Letter to the Editor from Angélica Coava Lopera, on behalf of Juan Carlos Escruceria Gutierrez, requesting the removal from OffshoreAlert's website of an application for judicial assistance to collect evidence for a criminal investigation in Spain into suspected narcotics trafficking and money laundering.

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.

Scandal-plagued Odebrecht Group applies for Chapter 15 recognition in New York

August 26, 2019 - Companies in the Bahamas, Cayman Islands and Brazil that belong to the insolvent conglomerate Odebrecht Group at the heart of a Brazilian bribery scandal have applied for Chapter 15 recognition at federal bankruptcy court in New York.

Odebrecht SA et al: Chapter 15 Petition

August 26, 2019 - Chapter 15 Petition for Recognition of a Foreign Main Proceeding in Brazil by Marcelo Rossini, as the Foreign Representative of Odebrecht S.A., of Brazil; Odebrecht Finance Limited, of the Cayman Islands; Odebrecht Participações e Investimentos S.A., of Brazil, and ODB International Corporation, of the Bahamas, at the U. S. Bankruptcy Court for the Southern District of New York.

Privilege Wealth Plc: Administrators' Progress Report - September 7, 2019

August 16, 2019 - Administrators' Progress Report by insolvency practitioners Stephen Katz and John Kelmanson regarding Privilege Wealth Plc, a British firm that collapsed after being exposed as the perpetrator of an investment fraud by OffshoreAlert in 2016.

Briton Jeremy Leach sued for fraud by Cayman liquidators of Traded Life Policies Fund

July 29, 2019 - British asset manager Jeremy Leach, whom OffshoreAlert has previously exposed for operating what appear to be Ponzi schemes, is being sued for fraud in the Cayman Islands by the liquidators of Traded Life Policies Fund, which is allegedly insolvent by at least $21 million.

Traded Life Policies Fund v. Jeremy Leach et al: Writ of Summons

July 25, 2019 - Writ of Summons and Statement of Claim alleging fraud in Traded Life Policies Fund (in Official Liquidation) and Michael Penner (as Joint Official Liquidator of Traded Life Policies Fund) v. Jeremy Leach, of Arundel, West Sussex, England; William McClintock, of Romsey, England; Managing Partners Limited, Praesidium Investment Fund, Sovereign High Security Fund SPC, Corinthian Growth Fund, and Traded Policies Fund, all of the Cayman Islands; Taurus Administration Services SL, of Spain, and MPL Asset Management SA, of Switzerland, at the Grand Court of the Cayman Islands.

Swiss lawyer & Antigua Ambassador Dario Item fights Labuan regulatory ban, obtains Google removal

July 09, 2019 - London-based Swiss attorney Dario Item, who serves as Antigua and Barbuda's Ambassador to Spain, Monaco, and Liechtenstein, has legally challenged director and officer disqualifications against him in Labuan and persuaded Google to remove an OffshoreAlert article from its European search engine results.

Kijani Gibraltar liquidators to sue NatWest Bank for 'dishonest assistance' to $82M fraud

July 01, 2019 - The liquidators of Gibraltar-domiciled Kijani Resources Ltd. and Ratio Ltd. intend to sue NatWest Bank for "dishonest assistance" to an $82 million fraudulent scheme headed by Irishman Richard Fagan that collapsed in 2015 after being exposed by OffshoreAlert.

Yarhi Foundation v. Laura Santana Chacon: Discovery Application

June 28, 2019 - Application by Yarhi Foundation, of Panama, to take discovery from Laura R. Santana Chacon for use in legal proceedings in Spain alleging fraud and forgery in a real estate transaction against Laura Santana Chacon, a citizen of the United States; Francisco Antonio Giro Camacho, of Marbella, Spain; Ignacio Rama Villar, of Gerona, Spain; Salvador Farres Ripoll, of Barcelona, Spain; Tamara Church, a citizen of the United Kingdom, possibly residing in Costa Rica; Ragol Inversiones SL, of Spain; Noraland SL, of Spain, and Paragon Costa del Sol SL, of Spain, filed at the U. S. District Court for the Northern District of Georgia.

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Cayman crypto firm ICOBox sued by US regulator for 'unregistered' activity
Cayman Islands cryptocurrency "incubator" ICOBox and its founder, Nikolay Evdokimov, have been sued by the U.S. SEC for alleged illegal involvement in digital token offerings that raised $665 million. In a separate lawsuit last year, a former CEO of an ICOBox subsidiary claimed the group's "main shareholders" were "all funded by Russian money laundered through bitcoins and other cryptocurrencies".
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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.