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USA v. $2.4M Associated With 'North Korea Money Laundering Scheme': Forfeiture Complaint

July 23, 2020 - Forfeiture Complaint regarding "an investigation by the Federal Bureau of Investigation of a scheme by North Korean banks sanctioned by the U.S. Department of the Treasury to launder U.S. dollars through the United States on behalf of sanctioned entities in the Democratic People's Republic of Korea" in USA v. $2.4 million of funds associated with three companies, filed at the U. S. District Court for the District of Columbia.

Rubicon Vantage International Pte Ltd. v. KrisEnergy (Gulf of Thailand) Ltd.: Winding Up Petition

June 12, 2020 - Winding Up Petition in Rubicon Vantage International Pte Limited, of Singapore v. KrisEnergy (Gulf of Thailand) Limited at the Grand Court of the Cayman Islands.

SEC v. Tomer Feingold et al: Complaint

March 03, 2020 - Complaint alleging "an international insider trading scheme" involving individuals and companies in the British Virgin Islands, Cayman Islands, Cyprus, England, France, Hong Kong, Switzerland, and Thailand in U. S. Securities and Exchange Commission v. Tomer Feingold, and Dov Malnik, both described as citizens of Israel residing in Switzerland, as Defendants, and Adamas Healthcare Fund, of the Cayman Islands; Amiservice Development Limited, Ample Vantage Trading Limited, Bravo Business Limited, Kuray Investments Limited, Mignon Group Limited, and Upbeat Worldwide Investments Limited, all of the British Virgin Islands, as Relief Defendants, at the U. S. District Court for the Southern District of New York.

Mega Fortune International Ltd.: Restoration Application

February 28, 2020 - Originating Application in the matter of Mega Fortune International Limited at the Grand Court of the Cayman Islands.

KrisEnergy (Gulf of Thailand) Ltd. v. Rubicon Vantage International Pte Ltd.: Originating Summons

February 21, 2020 - Originating Summons regarding a statutory demand for $2.8 million in principal and interest in KrisEnergy (Gulf of Thailand) Ltd., a Cayman Islands company based in Bangkok v. Rubicon Vantage International Pte Ltd., of Singapore, at the Grand Court of the Cayman Islands.

Dooga Ltd.: Chapter 15 Petition

February 14, 2020 - Chapter 15 Petition for Recognition of a Foreign Main Proceeding in England by Steven Parker and Trevor Binyon, of Opus Restructuring, as the Foreign Representatives of Dooga Ltd., a Maltese-owned British firm whose "Cubits" cryptocurrency exchange closed down in 2018 following an alleged €27 million fraud involving "payment processor" Pay Secure Online Limited, d.b.a. Paysec, and "three Chinese nationals called Lui Caifeng, Liu Lin, and Yajuan She", at the U. S. Bankruptcy Court for the Northern District of California. Editor's Note: Research by OffshoreAlert showed that, in the Malta Business Registry, the owner of Pay Secure Online Limited is identified as David Murphy, a British national with an address in Thailand, while directors have included Richard John Barry, a British national residing in Dubai, and Dimitar Stefanov Georgiev, a citizen and resident of Bulgaria, who both resigned on March 2nd, 2018, and the auditor is Antoine Borg, of Malta. On May 15th, 2019, the Malta Financial Services Authority issued a "warning" that Paysec "is NOT licenced NOR authorised by the MFSA to provide any investment or other financial services which are required to be licenced or otherwise authorised under Maltese law".

SEC v. Steve Bajic et al: Motion To Freeze Assets

January 06, 2020 - SEC's Motion for an Order Freezing and Repatriating Assets in the U. S. Securities and Exchange Commission v. Steve M. Bajic, Rajesh Taneja, Norfolk Heights Ltd., Fountain Drive Ltd., Island Fortune Global Ltd., Crystalmount Ltd., Wisdom Chain Ltd., SSID Ltd., Sure Mighty Ltd., Tamarind Investments Inc., Kenneth Ciapala, Anthony Killarney, BlackLight SA, Christopher Lee McKnight, and Aaron Dale Wise 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.

WSD Holdings Ltd. v. Grand Decade Finance Ltd. et al: Claim Form

November 19, 2019 - Claim Form in WSD Holdings Ltd. v. Grand Decade Finance Limited and Thrive Century Limited at the British Virgin Islands High Court.

Austria: PNC Bank

November 15, 2019 - Application for the appointment of a Commissioner to collect evidence from PNC Bank - pursuant to a request for judicial assistance from Austria - for a criminal investigation into "unknown subjects" for aggravated fraud.

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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.