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USA v. CompuCom Campus: Forfeiture Complaint

August 06, 2020 - Forfeiture Complaint regarding "assets that facilitated, were involved in, and are traceable to an international conspiracy to launder money embezzled and fraudulently obtained from PrivatBank", described as "a Ukrainian financial institution located in Ukraine, with a branch in Cyprus and an affiliated entity in Latvia, among other places" in USA v. "a roughly 19.5-acre office park comprising three buildings, parking areas, and undeveloped land known as the CompuCom Campus and located at 7505 and 7171 Forest Lane, Dallas, Texas 75230" at the U. S. District Court for the Southern District of Florida.

USA v. PNC Plaza: Forfeiture Complaint

August 06, 2020 - Forfeiture Complaint regarding "assets that facilitated, were involved in, and are traceable to an international conspiracy to launder money embezzled and fraudulently obtained from PrivatBank", described as "a Ukrainian financial institution located in Ukraine, with a branch in Cyprus and an affiliated entity in Latvia, among other places" in USA v. PNC Plaza at the U. S. District Court for the Southern District of Florida.

Petr Aven et al v. Orbis Business Intelligence Ltd.: Judgment

July 08, 2020 - Approved Judgment regarding "a claim for the correction of the record and other remedies" under the Data Protection Act 1998 "in relation to one component of the so-called 'Steele Dossier'" in Petr Aven, Mikhail Fridman, and German Khan, described as "three businessmen of Russian or Ukrainian origin" who are "among the ultimate beneficial owners of the Alfa Group Consortium" v. Orbis Business Intelligence Ltd. at the High Court of Justice, in England.

Valla PTC Ltd. v. HSBC et al: Discovery Application

June 04, 2020 - Application by Valla PTC Limited, of Bermuda, as Trustee of the Westline Trust, to take discovery from HSBC Bank USA, HSBC Private Bank (Suisse) SA, HSBC Holdings PLC, UBS AG, Bank of New York Mellon, JPMorgan Chase Bank, NA, Citibank NA, Deutsche Bank (and its affiliates Deutsche Bank Trust Company Americas and Bankers Trust Company), Wells Fargo Bank, NA, Barclays Bank PLC, Lloyd's Bank USA, Lloyd's Bank Commercial Banking, Commerzbank AG, and Bank of America, NA for use in legal proceedings in the United Kingdom against Jonathan Moss Faiman, described as a citizen of the United Kingdom residing in Monaco, over the alleged failure to repay $30 million in loans, filed at the U. S. District Court for the Southern District of New York.

USA v. Vitalii Antonenko: Criminal Indictment

May 26, 2020 - Criminal Indictment regarding "a website that offered for sale the personally identifiable information of hundreds of millions of consumers throughout the United States and around the world" in USA v. Vitalii Antonenko, described as a citizen of Ukraine residing in New York, at the U. S. District Court for the District of Massachusetts.

Liudmyla Kozlovska v. 'Stop Corruption': Discovery Application

January 29, 2020 - Ex Parte Application for Judicial Assistance on behalf of a Ukraine court to take discovery from Cloudflare, Inc. for use in legal proceedings in Ukraine "captioned Liudmyla Petrivna Kozlovska v. Public Organization 'Stop Corruption'", filed at the U. S. District Court for the Northern District of California.

SEC v. Avalon FA Ltd. et al: Motion For Judgment

December 20, 2019 - SEC's Motion for Judgment against Avalon, Fayyer, and Pustelnik in U. S. Securities and Exchange Commission v. Lek Securities Corporation, of New York; Samuel Lek, Vali Management Partners, d.b.a. Avalon FA Ltd., described as a Seychelles company based in Ukraine; Nathan Fayyer, described as being born in Moldova and "now a U.S. citizen", and Sergey Pustelnik, a.k.a. Serge Pustelnik, described as being born in Ukraine and "now a U.S. citizen", at the U. S. District Court for the Southern District of New York.

USA v. Microsoft Corporation: Records Application

December 20, 2019 - Ex Parte Application by the USA for an Order requiring Microsoft Corporation to provide records for a criminal investigation into "computer intrusions at several U.S. companies and the subsequent thefts and/or use of stolen customer credentials", filed at the U. S. District Court for the Northern District of California.

BVI operator of Bitfinex crypto exchange seeks discovery in 'hunt for missing $880M of client funds'

October 20, 2019 - The BVI operator of Bitfinex cryptocurrency exchange, which was sued 12 days earlier for allegedly perpetrating a multi-billion dollar fraud, has applied to take discovery in California for a purported attempt to recover $880 million of client funds that its Swiss payments processor has allegedly failed to remit.

SEC accuses offshore firms of $125M investment fraud

September 19, 2019 - The U. S. Securities and Exchange Commission has accused companies in the Bahamas, Cayman Islands, Cook Islands, New Zealand, Puerto Rico, Saint Vincent and the Grenadines, and the United States of participating in a $125 million investment fraud involving a group known as Mediatrix Capital.

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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.