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US lawyers & accountants sued over 'illegal and abusive' offshore tax scheme

July 04, 2019 - A class action complaint has been filed in the United States against professional advisers in Arizona, Florida, and New York, captive insurers in Saint Kitts and Nevis, and others for allegedly designing and promoting "illegal and abusive tax shelters" into which "premiums" totaling tens of millions of dollars were paid.

Benyamin Avrahim et al v. Clark & Gentry et al: Class Action Complaint

July 03, 2019 - Complaint alleging fraud regarding "illegal and abusive tax shelters" involving offshore captive insurers in the Caribbean in Feedback Insurance Company, Ltd., of Saint Kitts and Nevis; Benyamin Avrahami, Orna Avrahami, BYS Company, ACC, Chandler One, LLC, Junction Development, LLC, O & E Corporation, White Mountain Equities, LLC, and White Knight Investment, ACC, all of Arizona v. Celia Clark, of New York; Clark & Gentry, PLLC, of New York; John Garcia, of New York, as Personal Representative for the Estate of Craig McEntee; McEntee & Associates PC, of New York; Neil Hiller, of Arizona; Fennemore Craig, PC, of Arizona; Allen Rosenbach, of Florida; ACR Solutions Group, of Florida; RMS Solutions, Inc., of Illinois; Heritor Management, Ltd., of Saint Kitts and Nevis; and Pan American Reinsurance Company, Ltd., of Saint Kitts and Nevis, at the U. S. District Court for the District of Arizona.

USA v. Milenyum Energy SA et al: Forfeiture Complaint

June 27, 2019 - Forfeiture Complaint in USA v. Funds in the names of Milenyum Energy SA, domiciled in Panama, based in Turkey, and Blue Energy Trade Ltd. Company, domiciled in St. Kitts and Nevis, based in Turkey, regarding a suspected scheme to launder via U.S. correspondent banks to evade U.S. sanctions concerning Syria, at the U. S.District Court for the District of Columbia.

Keithley Lake et al v. Richard Vento et al: Appeal Judgment

June 20, 2019 - Judgment in Keithley Lake, Fidelity Insurance Co. Ltd., Alliance Royalties Inc., and Westminster Hope & Turnberry Ltd. v. Richard Vento, Lana Vento, Gail Vento, Renee Vento, Nicole Mollison, and First Nevis Trust Company Limited, as Trustee of Much Love International Dynasty Trust, Vita International Dynasty Trust, Loki International Dynasty Trust, and Founders International Dynasty Trust, at the Court of Appeal for Anguilla.

Volaw Trust and Corporate Services Ltd. et al v. Jersey Attorney General et al: Judgment

June 17, 2019 - Judgment regarding a criminal investigation in Norway into tax evasion by Berge Gerdt Larsen involving entities in Abu Dhabi, Bahamas, British Virgin Islands, Dubai, England, Jersey, Liberia, Panama, Singapore, and Saint Kitts and Nevis in Volaw Trust and Corporate Services Ltd., of Jersey, in the Channel Islands; North East Oil Ltd., of the British Virgin Islands; Larsen Oil and Gas Drilling Ltd., of Jersey; Network Drilling Ltd., of the British Virgin Islands; Independent Oilfield Rentals IOR Ltd., of Jersey; Petrolia Drilling Ltd., of the British Virgin Islands; OPS Personnel Services Ltd., of the British Virgin Islands, et al v. The Office of the Comptroller of Taxes, The Attorney General for Jersey, in the Channel Islands, et al at the Privy Council, in the United Kingdom.

FTI Consulting (Cayman) Ltd. v. Richard Vento et al: Writ of Summons

April 15, 2019 - Writ of Summons in FTI Consulting (Cayman) Ltd. v. Richard Vento, Lana Vento, Gail Vento, Renee Vento, Nicole Mollison, First Nevis Trust Company Ltd., as Trustee of Much Love International Dynasty Trust; Vita International Dynasty Trust, Loki International Dynasty Trust, Founders International DV Dynasty Trust, RVLP LLC, NVLP LLC, GVLP LLC, DVLP LLC, Total Trust Services LLC, and Founders Nevis LLC at the Grand Court of the Cayman Islands.

Standard Nominees Ltd. v. BVI Registrar of Corporate Affairs et al: Restoration Application

April 11, 2019 - Fixed Date Claim Form regarding Karibu II Ltd. in Standard Nominees Limited, of Nevis, v. The Registrar of Corporate Affairs and The Financial Services Commission at the British Virgin Islands High Court.

Alfredo Pott v. BB&T et al: Discovery Application

March 25, 2019 - Application by Alfredo Carlos Pott, of Argentina, to take discovery from Branch Bank and Trust Company and IberiaBank for use in legal proceedings in the British Virgin Islands, filed at the U. S. District Court for the Southern District of Florida.

USA v. Mizrahi-Tefahot Bank Ltd. et al: Deferred Prosecution Agreement

March 12, 2019 - Deferred Prosecution Agreement in USA v. Mizrahi-Tefahot Bank Ltd., of Israel; United Mizrahi Bank (Switzerland) Ltd., of Switzerland; and Mizrahi Tefahot Trust Company Ltd., of Israel, at the U. S. District Court for the Central District of California.

Alfredo Pott v. Steel Bridge Capital Inc. et al: Freezing Order

February 15, 2019 - Order in Alfredo Carlos Pott v. Steel Bridge Capital Inc., Oropesa Inc., and World Capital Properties Ltd. at the British Virgin Islands High Court.

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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.