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Cayman lawyer David Marshall leaves Maples Group after arrest for alleged domestic assault

October 14, 2019 - Following his arrest for allegedly violently assaulting his wife at a Miami Beach hotel, British investment funds lawyer David Marshall is no longer employed by Cayman Islands-based Maples Group, of which he was a partner.

'Domestic assault allegations against me are false,' states Cayman attorney David Marshall

October 10, 2019 - Response from Cayman Islands-based, British attorney David Marshall to questions from OffshoreAlert regarding his arrest in Miami Beach, Florida and a criminal charge for domestic assault. Attached to the response is a "Press Release", purportedly from his wife, Jennifer Marshall, claiming, among other things, that "The allegations made by the City of Miami Beach Police Department against David are false" and that "My injuries were not the result of any battery or violent acts that David committed against me."

'Stop distributing misinformation about Cryptotrustconsulting,' writes Marc Bendrat

October 09, 2019 - Letter to OffshoreAlert from Marc Bendrat, a citizen of Germany residing in Austria, requesting that we "cease to distribute misinformation" about his British firm, Cryptotrustconsulting Ltd., which was the target of an "Investor Warning" by the Austrian Financial Market Authority.

David Marshall: Booking Photo & Court Docket

October 08, 2019 - Booking Photo & Court Docket for David Marshall, a British attorney who is a partner with Maples and Calder law firm in the Cayman Islands, following his arrest on suspicion of domestic assault in Miami Beach, Florida, on October 5th, 2019.

Cayman lawyer David Marshall arrested in Miami Beach for domestic assault

October 08, 2019 - British attorney David Marshall, a partner with Cayman Islands law firm Maples and Calder, has been arrested and criminally charged with felony aggravated batter causing "great bodily harm" in Miami Beach after allegedly violently assaulting his 15-year wife and mother of his three children in their hotel room on his birthday while drunk.

Bermuda crypto firm Arbitrade's '$14B gold bullion provider' sued again

October 08, 2019 - Ras Al Khaimah-domiciled SION Trading FZE and Utah-domiciled Scotia International of Nevada Inc., which participated in an apparent pump-and-dump cryptocurrency fraud by Bermuda-domiciled Arbitrade Ltd., are being sued in the US for allegedly failing to pay for gold and silver that underpinned the scheme.

Austrian regulator issues 'investor warning' against British firm Cryptotrustconsulting Ltd.

October 07, 2019 - The Austrian Financial Market Authority has issued an "Investor Warning" against British cryptocurrency management firm Cryptotrustconsulting Ltd., which is owned and operated by Marc Bendrat, a citizen of Germany residing in Austria.

David Leibowitz et al v. iFinex Inc. et al: Class Action Complaint

October 06, 2019 - Class Action Complaint alleging cryptocurrency-based fraud, market manipulation, and RICO in David Leibowitz, of West Palm Beach, Florida; Benjamin Leibowitz, of New York, NY; Jason Leibowitz, of New York, NY; Aaron Leibowitz, of Westchester, NY, and Pinchas Goldshtein, of Miami, Florida v. iFinex Inc., of the British Virgin Islands; BFXNA Inc., of the British Virgin Islands; BFXWW Inc., of the British Virgin Islands; Tether Holdings Limited, of the British Virgin Islands; Tether Operations Limited, of the British Virgin Islands; Tether Limited, of Hong Kong; Tether International Limited, of the British Virgin Islands; DigFinex Inc., of the British Virgin Islands; Philip G. Potter, a resident of New York; Giancarlo Devasini, a citizen of Italy; Ludovicus Jan van der Velde, a citizen of the Netherlands; Reginald Fowler, a citizen of the United States; Crypto Capital Corp., of Panama, and Global Trade Solutions AG, of Switzerland, at the U. S. District Court for the Southern District of New York.

State of Florida v. David Marshall: Complaint/Arrest Affidavit

October 05, 2019 - Complaint/Arrest Affidavit for Felony Aggravated Battery With Great Bodily Harm in The State of Florida v. David Marshall, a British attorney practising in the Cayman Islands, where he is a partner with Maples and Calder law firm, in Miami-Dade County, Florida.

Cryptotrustconsulting Ltd.: Investor Warning

October 04, 2019 - Investor Warning by the Austrian Financial Market Authority regarding Cryptotrustconsulting Ltd., a British company owned and operated by Marc Bendrat, 34, a citizen of Germany residing in Austria.

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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.