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MAN Corp SA et al v. Innovate Mining Solutions LLC et al: Complaint

June 16, 2021 - Complaint alleging fraud in MAN Corp S.A., of Switzerland, and MAN International DWC-LLC, of Dubai, in the United Arab Emirates v. Innovate Mining Solutions LLC, of Florida; Innovate Solutions Ltda RUT, of Chile, and Fernando E. Duque Cardoze, described as a citizen of Panama, at the Circuit Court of the 17th Judicial Circuit, in and for Broward County, Florida.

USA v. Swiss Life: Forfeiture Complaint

June 10, 2021 - Forfeiture Complaint regarding $35 million associated with alleged tax evasion activity by "Swiss Life Holding AG, a Swiss insurance holding company, and three of its subsidiaries, Swiss Life (Liechtenstein) AG, Swiss Life (Singapore) Pte. Ltd., and Swiss Life (Luxembourg) S.A." in USA v. $35 Million at the U. S. District Court for the Southern District of New York.

Zuca Properties LLC: Chapter 11 Petition

June 07, 2021 - Chapter 11 Petition by Zuca Properties LLC, a Delaware company based in Geneva, Switzerland, that "was established to acquire property investments", at the U. S. Bankruptcy Court for the Southern District of New York. The seven largest unsecured creditors, with claims totaling more than $55 million, include those based in Brunei Darussalam, Jersey, in the Channel Islands; Luxembourg, Switzerland, and the United States.

Aldini AG v. Silvaco, Inc.: Discovery Application

June 02, 2021 - Application by Aldini AG, which is described as having offices in Switzerland, Liechtenstein, and the British Virgin Islands, to take discovery from Silvaco, Inc., described as a Delaware company based in Santa Clara, California, for use in civil and criminal proceedings in France alleging securities fraud, filed at the U. S. District Court for the Northern District of California.

Kumtor Gold Company CJSC et al: Chapter 11 Petition

May 31, 2021 - Chapter 11 Petition by Kumtor Gold Company CJSC and Kumtor Operating Company CSJC, both of the Kyrgyz Republic and owned by Centerra Gold Inc., of Toronto, Canada, at the U. S. Bankruptcy Court for the Southern District of New York. Creditors include companies in Belarus, Belgium, Canada, China, England, Finland, Gibraltar, Kazakhstan, Kyrgyz Republic, Netherlands, Russia, Scotland, and Switzerland.

Julius Baer bank admits laundering soccer bribery proceeds, enters into second DPA in 5 years

May 27, 2021 - Swiss bank Julius Baer has agreed to pay $79.6 million to settle a criminal complaint in New York in which it has admitted conspiring to launder the proceeds of a bribery scheme involving officials with FIFA and other soccer federations and entered into its second Deferred Prosecution Agreement in the last five years.

Diligence Global Business Intelligence v. Michael Holtzman: Order Denying Discovery Application

May 27, 2021 - Opinion and Order denying an application by Diligence Global Business Intelligence SA to take discovery from Michael Holtzman, described as "a New York resident and public relations professional", for use in legal proceedings in England and Switzerland involving DGBI's investigation into "allegations of corruption and money laundering in connection with the 2022 World Cup in Qatar" on the grounds that the discovery application "was brought in bad faith or unreasonably seeks irrelevant materials", filed at the U. S. District Court for the Southern District of New York.

USA v. Bank Julius Baer: Deferred Prosecution Agreement

May 27, 2021 - Deferred Prosecution Agreement regarding an alleged scheme to launder the proceeds of bribery involving soccer organizations FIFA, CONMEBOL, and others in USA v. Bank Julius Baer & Co. Ltd., of Switzerland, at the U. S. District Court for the Eastern District of New York.

USA v. Bank Julius Baer: Criminal Information

May 27, 2021 - Criminal Information alleging Bank Julius Baer conspired to launder bribes to soccer officials for the rights to the World Cup, Copa Libertadores, and Copa América soccer tournaments in a scheme allegedly involving individuals in or from Argentina, Bolivia, Brazil, Chile, Paraguay, and Uruguay in USA v. Bank Julius Baer & Co. Ltd., of Switzerland, at the U. S. District Court for the Eastern District of New York.

USA v. David Sinyavskiy: Complaint

May 17, 2021 - Complaint "to reduce to judgment and collect outstanding civil penalties" totaling $80,724 for "non-willful failure to timely report his financial interest in foreign bank accounts" involving an account at Rothschild Bank AG, in Zurich, Switzerland, in USA v. David Sinyavskiy, described as a former resident of Ukraine who became a United States citizen, at the U. S. District Court for the Eastern 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.