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XBT Corp Sarl: Findings & Sanctions (SEC)

October 31, 2019 - Order Instituting Proceedings, Making Findings and Imposing Sanctions for violating "the registration and exchange trading provisions of the Securities Act and the Exchange Act" against XBT Corp Sarl, d.b.a. First Global Credit, a cryptocurrency exchange firm domiciled in Switzerland, formerly d.b.a. First Global Credit Nevis, before the Securities and Exchange Commission.

Non-attorney Paul Bilzerian banned from representing sons at Saint Kitts High Court

October 28, 2019 - Paul Bilzerian - who moved to the Caribbean after being jailed and fined $62 million for securities fraud in the United States - has been barred from representing his sons - Dan and Paul Bilzerian - in civil proceedings at Saint Kitts and Nevis High Court.

Jirehouse Management Nevis Ltd.: Public Warning

October 20, 2019 - Public Warning by Nevis Financial Services Regulatory Commission regarding Jirehouse Management Nevis Limited, a corporate services provider managed by Collin Walwyn and part of a group operated by British tax lawyer Stephen David Jones, who was jailed for contempt of court in Britain on August 16th, 2019.

Paul Bilzerian: Judgment

October 14, 2019 - Judgment regarding the eligibility of Paul Bilzerian, a non-lawyer, to represent his sons, Dan Bilzerian and Adam Bilzerian, in lawsuits at Saints Kitts and Nevis High Court, where they or companies of which Paul Bilzerian is a director are involved in seven lawsuits where the parties are Dan Bilzerian, Adam Bilzerian, Terrence V. Byron, Byron & Byron, Kevin Horstwood, Keyapaha International Ltd., Laura Getz, Robert Getz, Zachary Getz, Victor Doche, Vistas Infinitas International LLC, Saint Christopher Club Condominiums, Saint Christopher Club Condominiums Homeowners Association, First Caribbean International Bank (Barbados) Limited, Caribbean Building Systems (St. Kitts) Limited, Stephen First, Corporate Capital (Asia) Limited, Gregory Gilpin-Payne, International Investments & Consulting Ltd., Gerald Lou Weiner, and Kathleen Ann Weiner at Saint Kitts and Nevis High Court.

Safeguard Management Ltd. v. XiO Cayman Ltd.: Writ of Summons

October 14, 2019 - Writ of Summons in Safeguard Management Limited, of the Cayman Islands v. XiO Cayman Limited, of Nevis, at the Grand Court of the Cayman Islands.

SEC v. Telegram Group Inc. et al: TRO Motion

October 11, 2019 - Emergency Motion for Temporary Restraining Order in U. S. Securities and Exchange Commission v. Telegram Group Inc., domiciled in the British Virgin Islands, based in Dubai, and TON Issuer Inc., of the British Virgin Islands, whose "principals and owners are citizens of Russia and St. Kitts and Nevis", at the U.S. District Court for the Southern District of New York.

SEC v. Telegram Group Inc. et al: Complaint

October 11, 2019 - Complaint to stop an "illegal offering of digital-asset securities" involving entities and parties in the British Virgin Islands, Cayman Islands, and Dubai in U. S. Securities and Exchange Commission v. Telegram Group Inc., described as a British Virgin Islands-domiciled, Dubai-based company owned by Pavel Durov, "a Russian and St. Kitts and Nevis citizen", and TON Issuer Inc., of the British Virgin Islands, at the U.S. District Court for the Southern District of New York.

Alexander Jackson et al v. Reade Griffith et al: Notice of Removal

August 07, 2019 - Notice of Removal, including a copy of the complaint regarding an "Incentive Fee Reimbursement Plan" for "the many foreign nationals who manage the assets of Tetragon Fund, a multibillion dollar publicly traded entity incorporated in Guernsey", in Alexander E. Jackson, of Riverside, Connecticut; Jackson Descendants' 2002 Trust, and AEJ Holdco Ltd., of the Cayman Islands. individually and derivatively on behalf of Polygon Credit Holdings Limited, of the Cayman Islands, and Polygon Credit Management Holdings LP, of Delaware v. Reade E. Griffith, described as "a national of the United Kingdom and St. Kitts and Nevis"; Patrick G.G. Dear, a.k.a. Paddy Dear, of England; Greville Ward, described as "a United Kingdom national resident in Mauritius"; REG Holdco II Ltd., of the Cayman Islands; Polygon Credit Holdings Limited, of the Cayman Islands; Tetragon Financial Management GP LLC, of Delaware; Tetragon Financial Management LP, of Delaware; Jeffrey Herlyn, of Connecticut; Michael Rosenberg, of New Jersey; David Wishnow, of New Jersey; Griffith Descrndants' 2002 Trust, and HRW Holdings LLC at the U. S. District Court for the Southern District of New York.

Swiss regulator warns about 'financial intermediary' based in Geneva and Dubai

August 05, 2019 - The Swiss Financial Market Supervisory Authority has issued a "Public Warning" against Swiss Global Investments Sàrl, a self-described "financial intermediary and advisory" that was or is controlled by Irishman Paul Kavanagh and Briton Stuart Hamon, whose sprawling offshore group includes firms in the British Virgin Islands, Dubai, England, Malta, Nevis, and Switzerland.

Maria Rigail Pons v. UBS AG et al: Discovery Application

August 02, 2019 - Application by Maria Fernanda Rigail Pons to take discovery from UBS Financial Services Inc., UBS AG, CA Indosuez Wealth, Amke Registered Agents LLC, and Philippe Larmier regarding individuals and legal entities in several jurisdictions, including the British Virgin Islands, Isle of Man, Nevis, and the United States, for use in legal proceedings in Ecuador against Carlos Alberto Avellán Areta, filed at the U. S. District Court for the Southern District of Florida.

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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.