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NY client sues offshore firms over failed Belvedere Management investments

August 30, 2019 - Thailand-based British financial adviser Paul Gambles and his MBMG Group, including firms in the BVI, Mauritius, Singapore, and Thailand, are being sued for $3.5M in Bermuda by a U.S. client whose cash was invested in funds managed by the Belvedere Management Group, whose fraudulent operations were exposed by OffshoreAlert in 2015.

FamilyMart China Holding Co. Ltd. v. Yin-Heng Wei et al: Writ of Summons

August 28, 2019 - Writ of Summons in FamilyMart China Holding Co. Ltd., of Japan v. Yin-Heng Wei, Shih-Chieh Wei, Ying-Chiao We, Ying-Chun Wei, Nexus (Cayman Islands) Holding Corp., Shanghai Nexus Information Technology Co., Ltd., Good Choice (Cayman Islands) Holding Corp., Good Choice (Hong Kong) Holding Co. Ltd., Shanghai Zhenhuixuan Electronic Commerce Ltd., and China CVS Cayman Islands Holding Corp. at the Grand Court of the Cayman Islands.

C.P. Lotus Corporation: Petition

August 07, 2019 - Petition for the Court's Sanction for two proposed schemes of arrangement in the matter of C.P. Lotus Corporation, domiciled in the Cayman Islands, based in Hong Kong, at the Grand Court of the Cayman Islands.

Christine Grablis et al v. OneCoin Ltd. et al: First Amended Class Action Complaint

August 02, 2019 - First Amended Class Action Complaint regarding an alleged cryptocurrency fraud in which much of the proceeds were allegedly laundered in the Cayman Islands and Ireland in Donald Berdeaux, of Montana, and Christine Grablis, of Tennessee v. OneCoin Ltd., of Bulgaria; Ruja Ignatova, of Bulgaria; Konstantin Igantov, of Bulgaria; Sebastian Greenwood, of Sweden; Mark Scott, of Coral Gables, Florida; Irina Andreeva Dilinska, David Pike, of Coral Gables, Florida, and Nicole J. Huesmann, of Coral Gables, Florida, at the U. S. District Court for the Southern District of New York.

Orasasintavee Co. Ltd. v. K-Swiss International Ltd. et al: Complaint

July 26, 2019 - Complaint in Orasasintavee Co. Ltd., of Thailand v. K-Swiss International Ltd., domiciled in Bermuda, based in Taiwan, and K-Swiss Inc., domiciled in Delaware, based in California, at the Superior Court of the State of California, County of Los Angeles.

Poland: Enom LLC

July 24, 2019 - Application for the appointment of a Commissioner to collect evidence from Enom LLC - pursuant to a request for judicial assistance from Poland - for a criminal investigation into an unknown suspect for fraud.

Thomas Doctoroff v. Crown Global Life Insurance Ltd. et al: Writ of Summons

July 23, 2019 - Specially Endorsed Writ of Summons in Thomas Doctoroff, of New York, NY v. Crown Global Life Insurance Ltd., of Bermuda; Paul Gambles, a citizen of the United Kingdom residing in Thailand; MBMG Investment Advisory Company Ltd., of Thailand; MBMG Group Singapore Pte., of Singapore; MBMG International Custodians Ltd., of the British Virgin Islands; MBMG Asset Management Limited, of Mauritius, and Garmor Asset Management Ltd., of Mauritius, at Bermuda Supreme Court.

Dinosaur Merchant Bank Ltd. v. Bancservices International LLC: Complaint

May 23, 2019 - Complaint in Dinosaur Merchant Bank Limited, of the United Kingdom v. Bancservices International LLC at the U. S. District Court for the Eastern District of Missouri.

Limora Investments Ltd.: Chapter 15 Petition

May 23, 2019 - Chapter 15 Petition for Recognition of a Foreign Main Proceeding in the British Virgin Islands by Alexander Lawson and Paul Pretlove, as the Foreign Representatives of Limora Investments Limited, at the U. S. Bankruptcy Court for the Southern District of New York.

USA v. Eastern Metal Securities et al: Criminal Complaint

March 04, 2019 - Criminal Complaint for cryptocurrency-related securities fraud, wire fraud, and money laundering in USA v. Eastern Metal Securities, purportedly based in Singapore, Thailand and Laos, and Rodger Nils-Jonas Karlsson, a citizen of Sweden residing in Thailand, at the U. S. District Court for the Northern District of California.

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