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Roderick Caruana: €61K Fine

Public Notice by the Malta Financial Intelligence Analysis Unit that it has imposed a fine of €61,573 on Dr. Roderick Caruana for regulatory breaches.

USA v. Stefan Qin: USA’s Sentencing Submission

USA's Sentencing Submission regarding a cryptocurrency-based investment fraud involving Cayman Islands-domiciled, New York-based investment funds in USA v. Stefan He Qin, a citizen of Australia residing in New York, at the U. S. District Court for the Southern District of New York.

USA v. Stefan Qin: Criminal Judgment

Criminal Judgment imposing a prison-term of seven-and-a-half years for a cryptocurrency-based securities fraud involving two Cayman Islands-domiciled, New York-based investment funds, Virgil Sigma Fund and VQR Multistrategy Fund, in USA v. Stefan He Qin, a citizen of Australia residing in New York, at the U. S. District Court for the Southern District of New York.

Terra Invest LLC v. Vladislav Doronin: Discovery Application

Application by Terra Invest LLC to take discovery from Vladislav Doronin "for use in foreign civil and criminal proceedings pending and under investigation in Russia" involving "a fraudulent scheme that forced Terra Invest out of a lucrative residential real estate project located in Moscow", filed at the U. S. District Court for the Southern District of Florida.

SEC v. Simon Thurlow et al: Complaint

Complaint alleging fraud in U. S. Securities and Exchange Commission v. Simon Piers Thurlow, described as a citizen of the United Kingdom residing in New York; Roger Leon Fidler, Richard Oravec, Bradley Fidler, Bryce Emory Boucher, Joseph D. Jordan, and Western Bankers Capital Inc. at the U. S. District Court for the Southern District of New York.

Ewart Brown v. Director of Public Prosecutions et al: Recusal Ruling

Ruling on Ewart Brown's application for the recusal of the judge in Ewart Frederick Winslow Brown, a former Premier of Bermuda who was criminally indicted for alleged corruption in March 2021 v. The Director of Public Prosecutions, Attorney General, and Deputy Governor at Bermuda Supreme Court.

4 New Square Ltd. et al v. Person or Persons Unknown: Injunction Order

Injunction Order regarding "a cyber-attack on the Applicants on or about 12 June 2021 and/or who has threatened to disclose the information thereby obtained" in 4 New Square Limited, a law firm based in London, and The Members of 4 New Square v. Person or Persons Unknown at the High Court of Justice for England and Wales.

Ryan Cox v. Binance et al: Class Action Complaint

Class Action Complaint in Ryan Cox v. CoinMarketCap OpCo LLC, described as Delaware company that operates "a coin ranking site"; Binance Capital Management Co. Ltd., d.b.a. Binance and Binance.com, described as the operator of "a cryptocurrency exchange"; BAM Trading Services Inc., d.b.a. Binance.us; Changpeng Zhao, apparently a citizen of Canada and China; Catherine Coley, Yi He, and Ted Lin at the U. S. District Court for the District of Arizona.

Poland: JPMorgan Chase Bank

Application for the appointment of a Commissioner to collect evidence from JPMorgan Chase Bank - pursuant to a request for judicial assistance from Poland - for a criminal investigation into an "unknown subject(s) for fraud".

Poland: Capital One Bank

Application for the appointment of a Commissioner to collect evidence from Capital One Bank - pursuant to a request for judicial assistance from Poland - for a criminal investigation into "an unknown subject using the name James Boguslawski" for suspected fraud.

CFTC v. Rudy Avila et al: Complaint

Complaint alleging a $5.35 million investment fraud in Commodity Futures Trading Commission v. Rudy Avila, a.k.a. Jose Rodolfo Avila Gutierrez, described as a resident of Texas; The L.I.F.T Group LLC, of Texas; CIG Internacional SA, a.k.a. Commodity Investment Group, a.k.a. CIG Internacional, a.k.a. CIG International, of Costa Rica; Trading Technologies Group SA, of Costa Rica; Trading Ventures Group LLC, described as a Texas company that claimed to have offices in Texas and London, England; Capital Ventures Group LLC, of Texas, and Ventures Group LLC, of Texas, at the U. S. District Court for the Northern District of Texas.

Germany: EastWest Bank et al

Application for the appointment of a Commissioner to collect evidence from EastWest Bank, US Bank, and SunTrust Bank - pursuant to a request for judicial assistance from Germany - for a criminal investigation into "multiple subjects for fraud".

Austria: Bank of America

Application for the appointment of a Commissioner to collect evidence from the Bank of America - pursuant to a request for judicial assistance from Austria - for a criminal investigation into attempted fraud.

Sustainable Opportunities Acquisition Corp. v. Ethos Fund I LP et al: Complaint

Complaint in Sustainable Opportunities Acquisition Corp., now known as The metals company Inc., described as a Texas-based "special purpose acquisition company" that was formed in the Cayman Islands before re-domiciling to Canada v. Ethos Fund I LP, Ethos GP LLC, and Ethos DeepGreen PIPE LLC at the U. S. District Court for the Southern District. ofNew York.

Aspect Properties Japan Godo Kaisha v. Jonathan Cheng et al: Writ of Summons

Writ of Summons seeking "damages for conspiracy" in Aspect Properties Japan Godo Kaisha v. Jonathan Cheng, of Australia; Yicheng Chen, of Hong Kong; LC Capital Limited, of Hong Kong; Infinity Capital Group Limited, of the Cayman Islands; LC Capital Limited, of the Cayman Islands, and ICG I, of the Cayman Islands, at the Grand Court of the Cayman Islands.

Banakor Swisse: ‘Not Licensed’

Public Notice by the Central Bank of the Bahamas that Banakor Swisse "is not licensed in The Bahamas to carry on banking or trust business".

VUZ-Bank JSC v. Ashley Bahceci: Discovery Application

Application by VUZ-Bank JSC, described as "a commercial bank in Russia and 100% subsidiary of Ural Bank for Reconstruction and Development CB PJSC, to take discovery from Ashley Anderson Bahceci for use in "reasonably contemplated criminal proceedings in Dubai, United Arab Emirates" regarding "a fraud perpetrated on VUZ Bank by a number of parties, including, but not limited to, Rus-AgroExport LLC, Hakan Holdings Limited, and Hakan Agro DMCC", filed at the U. S. District Court for the Northern District of Georgia.

D&V Pegasus Real Estate AIF VCIC Plc: License Revocation

Public Notice by the Cyprus Securities and Exchange Commission that it has revoked the license of D&V Pegasus Real Estate AIF VCIC Plc. Editor's Note: Research by OffshoreAlert at the Cyprus Registrar of Companies showed that the directors of D&V Pegasus Real Estate AIF VCIC Plc were identified as Gunther Glatzel, Gunter Jurgen Vorbauer, and Andreas Dimitriou, while the company's website at pegasusfm.com identified its "Board of Directors" as "Gunter J Vorbauer - Chairman; Andreas Demetriou - Vice Chairman; Christos Vakis - Member; Dr. Gunther Glatzel - Member", "External Manager" as MFO Asset Management Ltd., "Depositary" as Eurobank Cyprus Ltd., "External Auditors" as KPMG Ltd., "Legal Advisor" as Clerides Anastassiou Neophytou LLC, and "Investment Advisors" as Planet Properties (London) Ltd. and PPM Valuations LLC.

Belight Capital Group Ltd.: License Revocation

Public Announcement by the Cyprus Securities and Exchange Commission that it has revoked the license of Belight Capital Group Ltd. for regulatory breaches. Editor's Note: Research by OffshoreAlert at the Cyprus Registrar of Companies showed that the sole director of Belight Capital Group Ltd. was identified as Robert Ryan Porter.

GIC Private Ltd. v. Celgene Corporation et al: Complaint

Complaint alleging securities fraud in GIC Private Limited, which is "wholly-owned by the Government of Singapore" v. Celgene Corporation, Scott A. Smith, Terrie Curran, and Philippe Martin at the U. S. District Court for the District of New Jersey.

Best Meridian Insurance Company et al v. Lake Cecile Resort Inc. et al: Complaint

Complaint in Best Meridian Insurance Company and Best Meridian International Insurance Company SPC, of the Cayman Islands v. Lake Cecile Resort Inc., CCH FL 2 LLC, Citrus Capital Holdings LLC, Florida Department of Revenue, Keys Funding LLC – 1019, Keys Tax Funding LLC – 19, Kissimmee Utility Authority, Osceola County, a political subdivision of the State of Florida; Bruce Vickers, Osceola County Tax Collector, Premier Elevator Company Inc., Sunbelt Rentals, Inc., TLGFY, LLC, J.T. Shaw, Inc., and Tohopekaliga Water Authority at the U. S. Bankruptcy Court for the Middle District of Florida.

VUZ-Bank JSC v. Agropex International Inc. et al: Discovery Application

Application by VUZ-Bank JSC, of Russia, to take discovery from Agropex International Inc. and Hakan Holdings Limited for use in "reasonably contemplated criminal proceedings in Dubai, United Arab Emirates" regarding "a fraud perpetrated on VUZ Bank by a number of parties, including, but not limited to, Rus-AgroExport LLC, Hakan Holdings Limited, and Hakan Agro DMCC", filed at the U. S. District Court for the Western District of Virginia.

Monica Niedbalski v. HSBC et al: Discovery Application

Application by Monika Niedbalski, a citizen of Canada, to take discovery from HSBC Bank USA N.A., JPMorgan Chase Bank N.A., Bank of America N.A., City National Bank, Barclays Bank Plc, Deutsche Bank Trust Co. Americas, Wells Fargo Bank N.A., UBS AG, Standard Chartered Bank, Commerzbank AG, New York Branch, and The Clearing House Payments Company LLC for use in "a filed Canadian Civil Proceeding against Walton International Group Inc. et al", filed at the U. S. District Court for the Southern District of New York.

Jingjing Zhou v. Youbi Capital (Cayman) GP et al: Complaint

Complaint alleging breach of fiduciary duty and breach of contract in Jingjing Zhou, of Connecticut v. Youbi Capital (Cayman) GP, of the Cayman Islands; Yaofei Chen, of New Jersey; Hyejin Lee, of New Jersey, and Chen Li, of New York, at the U. S. District Court for the Southern District of New York.

Income Collecting 1-3 Months T-Bills Mutual Fund: Chapter 15 Petition

Chapter 15 Petition for Recognition of a Foreign Main Proceeding in the Cayman Islands by Russell Homer and Karen Scott, as the Joint Voluntary Liquidators of Income Collecting 1-3 Months T-Bills Mutual Fund, of the Cayman Islands, filed at the U. S. Bankruptcy Court for the Southern District of New York.
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Three indicted in NY for ‘$155M Biscayne Capital fraud’

Three men have been indicted in New York for allegedly perpetrating a $155 million fraud and money laundering scheme involving entities in or from Argentina, Bahamas, Belgium, Bermuda, British Virgin Islands, Cayman Islands, Ecuador, Germany, Switzerland, Uruguay, and the United States.

USA v. Roberto Cortes et al: Criminal Indictment

Criminal Indictment alleging conspiracy to commit wire fraud, bank fraud and money laundering involving entities in or from Argentina, Bahamas, Belgium, Bermuda, British Virgin Islands, Cayman Islands, Ecuador, Germany, Switzerland, Uruguay, and the United States in USA v. Roberto Gustavo Cortes Ripalda, described as a citizen of Ecuador and the U.S.; Fernando Haberer Bergson, described as a citizen of Germany and Uruguay and a resident of Argentina, and Ernesto Heraclito Weisson Pazmino, described as a citizen of Ecuador and the U.S., at the U. S. District Court for the Eastern District of New York.

Dillian Whyte v. World Boxing Council Inc.: Discovery Application

Application by Dillian Whyte, described as "a highly ranked professional boxer, and the World Boxing Council, Inc.'s Interim Champion in the heavyweight division" v. World Boxing Council Inc. "for use in an arbitration proceeding currently pending before the Court of Arbitration for Sport in Lausanne, Switzerland concerning a contract between Mr. Whyte and the WBC that the WBC has breached as well as in potential future proceedings between the parties which are pending at a preliminary stage but may end with a CAS arbitration", filed at the U. S. District Court for the Southern District of Florida.

AJ Ruiz Consultoria Empresarial SA et al v. BBVA et al: Complaint

Complaint "for unjust enrichment on behalf of thousands of creditors of the Schahin Group - a Brazilian oil and gas conglomerate with subsidiaries around the world, including in the United States - to recover more than $465 million that Defendants unlawfully obtained at those creditors' expense" in AJ Ruiz Consultoria Empresarial S.A., solely as Judicial Administrator and foreign representative of Schahin Holding S/A; Agropecuária Alto do Turiassú Ltda; Agropecuária Maranhense S/A; Âmbar Empreendimentos e Participações S/C Ltda; Aquática Comunicações Ltda; Base Engenharia e Serviços De Petróleo e Gás S/A; Base Petróleo e Gas S/A; Companhia Ms De Participações; Companhia Schahin de Ativos; Companhia Schahin Securitizadora de Créditos Financeiros S/S Ltda; Construtora Mogno Ltda; Deep Black Drilling LLP; Foxborough Participações Ltda; Habitécnica Participações S/A; Habitécnica S/A Empreendimentos Imobiliários, Administração E Planejamento; HBF Participações Ltda; HHS Participações S/A; Intelis Automação e Controle Ltda; MTS Participações Ltda; S&S Holding Elétrica S/A; S2 Participações Ltda; Satasch Participações Ltda; SCH 14 Sondas de Produções Marítimas S/A; SCH07 Participações Ltda; SCH08 Participações Ltda; SCH13 Participações Ltda; SCH15 Participações Ltda; Schahin Administração e Informática Ltda; Schahin Ativos Companhia Schahin Securitizadora de Créditos Financeiros S/A; Schahin Capital SPE 1 S/A; Schahin Capital SPE 2 S/A; Schahin Desenolvimento Imobiliário S/A; Schahin Empreendimentos Imobiliários Ltda; Schahin Energia S/A; Schahin Participações Ltda; Schahin Securitizadora De Créditos Financeiros S/A; and SM Participações S/A v. Banco Bilbao Vizcaya Argentaria, S.A.; Banco Bilbao Vizcaya Argentaria, S.A., Grand Cayman Branch; Caterpillar Financial Services Corporation; Crédit Industriel et Commercial; Deutsche Bank AG, London Branch; Deutsche Bank Trust Company Americas; Hamburg Commercial Bank AG; Intesa Sanpaolo, S.p.A., New York Branch; Itau BBA International Plc; Mitsubishi Corporation; Mitsubishi UFJ Lease & Finance (U.S.A.) Inc.; Mizuho Bank, Ltd.; MS Drillship I S.A.; Nomura Corporate Funding Americas, LLC; Shinhan Bank; Standard Chartered Bank; and UniCredit Bank AG at the U. S. District Court for the Southern District of New York.

Banco Nacional SA: Chapter 15 Petition

Chapter 15 Petition for Recognition of a Foreign Main Proceeding in Brazil by Reginaldo Brandt Silva, as the Foreign Representative of Banco Nacional SA, which has been accused of fraud, filed at the U. S. Bankruptcy Court for the Southern District of New York.

Fundo de Liquidação Financeira v. Bradesco Bank et al: Discovery Application

Application by Fundo de Liquidação Financeira - Fundo de Investimento em Direitos Creditórios Não Padronizado, described as "an investment fund managed by Jive Asset Gestão de Recursos Ltda", to take discovery from Bradesco Bank, Spiegel & Utrera PA, and George Zaczac, Jr. for use in a "summary collection proceeding" in Brazil "against K.G. Serviços e Participações Eireli, Alvaro Maluf a/k/a Maluf Jabur Alvaro, and Paulo Maluf a/ka Maluf Jabur Paulo", filed at the U. S. District Court for the Southern District of Florida.

USA v. Luis Berkman: Criminal Information

Criminal Information alleging conspiracy to commit money laundering regarding a bribery scheme involving Bolivia in USA v. Luis Berkman at the U. S. District Court for the Southern District of Florida.

Varda Burstein v. AutoLotto Inc. et al: Complaint

Complaint for $3 million alleging "an outrageous and blatant fraud" in Varda Burstein, a resident of Israel v. AutoLotto Inc., described as an Austin, Texas-based "online lottery company that generated revenue through state-sanctioned lotteries and charitable raffles", and Tony DiMatteo, of Texas, at the U. S. District Court for the Western District of Texas.

Fundo de Liquidação Financeira v. Marriott Ownership Resorts Inc.: Discovery Application

Application by Fundo de Liquidação Financeira - Fundo de Investimento em Direitos Creditórios Não Padronizado, described as an investment fund managed by Jive Asset Gestão de Recursos Ltda., to take discovery from Marriott Ownership Resorts, Inc. for use in a "summary collection proceeding" in São Paulo, Brazil against K.G. Serviços e Participações Eireli, Alvaro Maluf, and Paulo Maluf, filed at the U. S. District Court for the Middle District of Florida.

Rivetz Intl. SEZC: Directors

Director Details for Rivetz Intl. SEZC, obtained from the Cayman Islands General Registry on September 8th, 2021.