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Gilbane Federal v. United Infrastructure Projects FZCO: Chapter 7 Petition

July 27, 2021 - Involuntary Chapter 7 Bankruptcy Petition regarding an alleged debt of $8.8 million in Gilbane Federal, formerly ITSI Gilbane Company v. United Infrastructure Projects FZCO, of Dubai, UAE, at the U. S. Bankruptcy Court for the Northern District of California.

Qasimi Law Partners v. Tanya Chuck Habib: Discovery Application

July 21, 2021 - Application by the Law Office of Shaikh Fahim Al Qasimi, a.k.a. Qasimi Law Partners, of Abu Dhabi, to take discovery from Tanya Chuck Habib, of Croton-on-Hudson, New York, "for use in a proceeding in the United Arab Emirates" to enforce a judgment for AED7.2 million "against John Lawrence Habib and M.E.N.A. Bridge Advisors FZE", of Abu Dhabi, for alleged "financial misappropriations and defalcation", filed at the U. S. District Court for the Southern District of New York.

Makhpal Karibzhanova v. Mubadala Fund et al: Discovery Application

July 14, 2021 - Application by Makhpal Karibzhanova, described as "a citizen of Kazakhstan and is the former wife of a wealthy and politically-connected Kazakh businessman, Aidan Karibzhanov" whose "wealth is held in offshore structures and through nominee ownership around the world, making it necessary to gather evidence from a number of countries, including the United States, the United Kingdom, Switzerland, the United Arab Emirates, and Singapore, as well as Kazakhstan and a number of offshore jurisdictions", including the British Virgin Islands, Cayman Islands, Hong Kong, and Singapore, to take discovery from Mubadala Fund, Extell Developrnent, Edward Mermelstein, One and Only Realty, Eduard Ogai, Credit Suisse, American Express and others for use in legal proceedings in Kazakhstan, filed at the U. S. District Court for the Eastern District of New York.

Emirates NBD Bank PJSC v. Fal Oil Company Ltd. et al: Motion for Default Judgment

July 12, 2021 - Notice of Motion for Default Judgment regarding a complaint for AED 282 million in Emirates NBD Bank PJSC, of Dubai, in the United Arab Emirates v. Fal Oil Company Ltd., Fal Energy Company Ltd., Fal Shipping Company Ltd., Fal Marine Services Company LLC, Investment Group Private Ltd., Abdulla Juma Al Sari, Mohamed Abdulla Al Sari, and Majid Abdulla Al Sari, all of Dubai, in the United Arab Emirates, at the Supreme Court of the State of New York, County of New York.

'Victim' of alleged fraud involving UAE's SION Trading complains to FBI

July 09, 2021 - A would-be borrower that claims to have lost $5 million in an advance fee fraud involving companies and individuals in or from Barbados, Canada, Panama, Saint Lucia, UAE, and the USA, including SION Trading, says it has complained to law enforcement and regulators about the alleged scheme.

Retired soccer player Mikaël Silvestre teams up with fraudsters Richard Fagan & Stuart Coles

July 07, 2021 - Former France and Manchester United professional soccer player Mikaël Silvestre has gone into business with British fraudsters Richard Fagan and Stuart Coles, OffshoreAlert can reveal.

Blackbird Capital LLC v. SION Trading FZE et al: Plaintiff's Motion to File First Amended Complaint

July 06, 2021 - Plaintiff's Motion to File First Amended Complaint alleging a "widespread fraudulent scheme perpetrated by Defendants in which they conspired to induce would-be borrowers to transfer significant funds to them as deposits on purported large-scale commercial loans" in Blackbird Capital LLC, described as "a real estate development company based in Des Moines, Iowa" v. Worth Group Capital LLC, of Wyoming; Justin Ely, of Utah; Halls Law Office, of Idaho; Scotia International of Nevada, Inc., of Utah; SION Trading FZE, of Ral Al Khaimah, of the United Arab Emirates; Max Warren Barber, of Utah; NaPo Limited, described as "a company located and incorporated in Bridgetown, Barbados, and Saint Lucia"; Nikolas Korakianitis, described as a citizen of Canada; GT Foundation, described as "a private interest foundation founded in Panama City, Panama" that "may have an office in London, England and/or New York", and Kumar Singh, described as a resident of New York, at the U. S. District Court for the District of Utah.

James Barbee v. Amira Nature Foods Ltd. et al: Complaint

June 24, 2021 - Complaint alleging securities fraud in James K. Barbee v. Amira Nature Foods Ltd., described as a seller of "Basmati Indian specialty rice" that is domiciled in the British Virgin Islands and based in Dubai, United Arab Emirates; Karan A. Channa, described as a resident of Dubai, UAE; Bruce C. Wacha, described as a resident of Norwalk, Connecticut; Varun Sethi, described as a resident of Dubai, UAE, and Brian M. Speck, described as a resident of Somerville, New Jersey, at the U. S. District Court for the District of New Jersey.

Oceanroad Global Services Ltd.: Chapter 15 Petition

June 24, 2021 - Chapter 15 Petition for Recognition of a Foreign Man Proceeding in England by Nicholas Wood, Colin Diss, and Michael Leeds, as the Foreign Representatives of Oceanroad Global Services Limited, which allegedly "took part in laundering the proceeds of a significant, complex, and multinational fraud believed to have been committed against SCB [Standard Chartered Bank] (and other banks) originating with one of its customers, Winsome Diamonds and Jewellery Limited" and, inter alia, involved activity in England, India, United Arab Emirates, and USA, filed at the U. S. Bankruptcy Court for the Southern District of Florida.

Holdwave Trading Ltd.: Chapter 15 Petition

June 24, 2021 - Chapter 15 Petition for Recognition of a Foreign Man Proceeding in England by Nicholas Wood, Colin Diss, and Michael Leeds, as the Foreign Representatives of Holdwave Trading Limited, which allegedly "took part in laundering the proceeds of a significant, complex, and multinational fraud believed to have been committed against SCB [Standard Chartered Bank] (and other banks) originating with one of its customers, Winsome Diamonds and Jewellery Limited" and, inter alia, involved activity in England, India, United Arab Emirates, and USA,, filed at the U. S. Bankruptcy Court for the Southern District of Florida.

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