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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.

USA v. Roland Mathys: Forfeiture Complaint

January 21, 2020 - Forfeiture Complaint in USA v. CHF 2.3 million in accounts in the name of Roland Mathys, a citizen of Switzerland, at Credit Suisse (Switzerland) AG that are allegedly the proceeds of fraud, filed at the U. S. District Court for the Southern District of New York.

USA v. HSBC Private Bank (Suisse) SA: Arrest Warrant for $71.85M

January 08, 2020 - Arrest Warrant for $71.85 million in USA v. HSBC Private Bank (Suisse) SA, of Switzerland, at the U. S. District Court for the Southern District of Florida.

USA v. HSBC Private Bank (Suisse) SA: $71.85M Forfeiture Complaint

January 08, 2020 - Forfeiture Complaint for $71.85 million that "represents property constituting and derived from proceeds of wire fraud" in USA v. HSBC Private Bank (Suisse) SA, of Switzerland, at the U. S. District Court for the Southern District of Florida.

USA v. Ulrik Debo: Superseding Indictment

January 02, 2020 - Superseding Indictment alleging securities fraud in USA v. Ulrik Debo, a.k.a. Molgaard Debo, a.k.a. Ulrik Molgaard, described as "a Danish citizen ... employed by a Cayman Islands-based financial services firm", at the U. S. District Court for the Southern District of New York.

USA v. Kenneth Ciapala et al: Superseding Indictment

January 02, 2020 - Superseding Indictment alleging securities fraud and money laundering in USA v. Kenneth Ciapala, described as "a citizen of the United Kingdom and of Switzerland", and BlackLight, SA, of Switzerland, at the U. S. District Court for the Southern District of New York. Editor's Note: Research by OffshoreAlert shows that the Swiss Commercial Register identifies the management of BlackLight SA as Kenneth Ciapala and Anthony Killarney, of the United Kingdom.

Union Bancaire Privée: US DoJ News Release

January 02, 2020 - News Release by the U. S. Department of Justice announcing an "Addendum to Swiss Bank Program Category 2 Non-Prosecution Agreement with Union Bancaire Privée, UBP SA".

Union Bancaire Privée: Non-Prosecution Agreement Addendum

January 02, 2020 - Addendum to Non-Prosecution Agreement under the U. S. Department of Justice's 'Swiss Bank Program' in USA v. Union Bancaire Privée.

SEC v. Kenneth Ciapala et al: Complaint

January 02, 2020 - Complaint alleging securities fraud regarding EMS Find, Inc. in U. S. Securities and Exchange Commission v. Kenneth Ciapala, described as "a resident of Meyrin, Switzerland", and BlackLight SA, of Switzerland, at the U. S. District Court for the Southern District of New York.

SEC v. Steve Bajic et al: Complaint

January 02, 2020 - Complaint alleging securities fraud in U. S. Securities and Exchange Commission v. Steve M. Bajic, described as a dual citizen of Canada and Croatia; Rajesh Taneja, described as a citizen of Canada residing in Vietnam; Norfolk Heights Ltd., described as "a Seychelles company owned by a dual Mexican and Canadian citizen"; Fountain Drive Ltd., Island Fortune Global Ltd., Crystalmount Ltd., and Wisdom Chain Ltd., each described as "a Seychelles corporation with a registered address in Hong Kong"; SSID Ltd., of Hong Kong; Sure Mighty Ltd., described as "a Seychelles corporation owned by a Japanese citizen"; Tamarind Investments Inc., described as "an Anguillan corporation with registered addresses in Hong Kong and Thailand"; Kenneth Ciapala, described as "a citizen of Switzerland and the United Kingdom"; Anthony Killarney, described as "a citizen of the United Kingdom, a resident of Switzerland"; Blacklight SA, of Switzerland; Christopher Lee McKnight, of Canada, and Aaron Dale Wise, of Florida, at the U. S. District Court for the Southern District of New York.

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