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Eric Sabatini v. Central European Media Enterprises Ltd. et al: Class Action Complaint

January 21, 2020 - Class Action Complaint in Eric Sabatini v. Central European Media Enterprises Ltd., of Bermuda; John K. Billock, Alfred W. Langer, Par, Sandhu, Kelli turner, Peter Knag, and Trey Turner at the U. S. District Court for the District of Delaware.

Hydro Marine Services, Inc.: Chapter 11 Petition

January 21, 2020 - Chapter 11 Petition by Hydro Marine Services, Inc., of Dubai, at the U. S. Bankruptcy Court for the Southern District of Texas.

USA v. Roland Mathys: Forfeiture Complaint

January 21, 2020 - Forfeiture Complaint in USA v. CHF 2.3 million in accounts in the name of Roland Mathys, a citizen of Switzerland, at Credit Suisse (Switzerland) AG that are allegedly the proceeds of fraud, filed at the U. S. District Court for the Southern District of New York.

SEC v. Sergey Grybniak et al: Complaint

January 21, 2020 - Complaint alleging "a fraudulent and unregistered initial coin offering of digital asset securities" in U. S. Securities and Exchange Commission v. Sergii 'Sergey' Grybniak, of Brooklyn, NY, and Opporty International Inc., of Delaware, as Defendants, and Clever Solution Inc., of Delaware, as Relief Defendant, at the U. S. District Court for the Eastern District of New York.

Dundee Pikco Ltd.: Chapter 15 Petition

January 20, 2020 - Chapter 15 Petition for Recognition of a Foreign Main Proceeding in England and Wales by Michael Thomas, of THM Partners, as the Foreign Representatives of Dundee Pikco Ltd., whose subsidiaries include those in the Cayman Islands and Dubai, at the U. S. Bankruptcy Court for the District of Delaware.

Motu Novu LLC v. Joye Percival et al: Discovery Application

January 17, 2020 - Ex Parte Application for Judicial Assistance by Motu Novu LLC, of Delaware, to take discovery from Joye Percival, described as the "ex-wife of John K. Percival", Synovus Financial Corporation, of Atlanta, GA, and Elizabeth Mabry, of Fayetteville, GA, for use in legal proceedings in England regarding "Motu Novu's ability to collect on a €3,266,900 judgment it holds against John Kenneth Percival" who allegedly "has gone to great lengths to avoid paying", filed at the U. S. District Court for the Northern District of Georgia.

State of Qatar v. First Abu Dhabi Bank PJSC et al: First Amended Complaint

January 17, 2020 - First Amended Complaint alleging fraud regarding "brazen schemes to manipulate the markets of Qatari currency. bonds, and other financial instruments" that "arise out of an illicit blockade of Qatar by the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia, the United Arab Emirates, and the Kingdom of Bahrain, which seeks to isolate Qatar by land, air, and sea" in State of Qatar v. First Abu Dhabi Bank PJSC, of Abu Dhabi, and Samba Financial Group SJSC at the Supreme Court of the State of New York, County of New York.

Equity Power Fund: Shareholder Letter (January 17, 2020)

January 17, 2020 - Shareholder Letter by the Board of Directors of LFP I SICAV SIF S.A., of Luxembourg, providing an update into an investigation into Equity Power Fund for suspected fraud.

Kestrel Insurance Services Ltd.: Civil Penalty

January 17, 2020 - Public Statement announcing the imposition of a civil penalty against insurance broker Kestrel Insurance Services Limited, whose directors during the relevant period were identified as Alan Burrows, Kate Burrows, and Paul Coniglio-Burrows. Research by OffshoreAlert showed that, in its 2019 annual return with the Isle of Man Government, the company's shareholders were identified as Beacon Holdings Ltd., of the Isle of Man; Mark Burrows, of the Isle of Man; Alan Burrows, and Paul Coniglio-Burrows.

IIG Global Trade Finance Fund Ltd.: Chapter 15 Petition

January 17, 2020 - Chapter 15 Petition for Recognition of a Foreign Main Proceeding in the Cayman Islands by Alexander Lawson and Christopher Kennedy, of Alvarez and Marsal Cayman Islands Ltd., as the Foreign Representatives of IIG Global Trade Finance Fund Ltd. (in Official Liquidation), at the U. S. Bankruptcy Court for the Southern District of New York.

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