Extortion

USA v. Tetiana Lukianiuk: Forfeiture Complaint

Forfeiture Complaint in USA v. "All Funds Previously Seized From Binance Holdings Limited", a cryptocurrency exchange domiciled in the Cayman Islands, in an account that "is registered to a 20-year-old Ukrainian national named Tetiana Lukianiuk" and is associated with an alleged extortion scheme against three unidentified U.S.-based companies involving ransomware known as NetWalker, filed at the U. S. District Court for the Middle District of Florida.

Brazil: Bitcoin Accounts

Application for the appointment of a Commissioner to collect evidence regarding Bitcoin accounts - pursuant to a request for judicial assistance from Brazil - for a criminal investigation into an "unknown subject" for suspected extortion concerning "Ashley Madison, a Canadian-based online dating and social networking service marketed to people who are married or in relationships".

Guatemala: Leonel Rodrigo Amado Molina

Application for the appointment of a Commissioner to collect evidence - pursuant to a request for judicial assistance from Guatemala - for a criminal investigation into Adolfo Vivar Marroquin and Leonel Rodrigo Amado Molina for suspected corruption, fraud, money laundering and extortion.

‘Remove defamatory text’, demands convicted criminal Ali Yawar

Letter from Ali A. Yawar, a citizen of Afghanistan, resident of Spain and operator of Dunya Marbella Investments who pleaded guilty to extortion at federal court in California in 2007, demanding the removal of "defamatory text" from OffshoreAlert's web-site.

Czech Republic: Ivo Knotek

Complaint to extradite Ivo Knotek from the USA to the Czech Republic to serve a prison sentence for extortion, filed at the U. S. District Court for the Central District of California.

Unsealed documents detail corruption allegations against ex-Antigua PM Lester Bird & associates

Documents that were unsealed recently at federal court in Miami provide specifics of a long-running criminal investigation into alleged fraud, corruption, extortion, and money laundering by former Antigua and Barbuda Prime Minister Lester Bird and his associates, including Asot Michael, Josette Michael, John E. St. Luce, Robin Yearwood, Bruce Rappaport, and Sir Ronald Sanders.

Jussi K. Kivisto: Discovery Application

Application by Jussi K. Kivisto to conduct discovery for use in foreign proceedings, specifically requiring Michael David Soifer to appear for a deposition, filed at the U. S. District Court for the Southern District of Florida.

3M Company v. Harvey Boulter et al: Complaint (State Court)

Complaint alleging "wrongful efforts to extort millions of dollars" in 3M Company, of Delaware v. Harvey Boulter, described as a resident of Dubai and the United Kingdom; Porton Capital Technology Funds, described as a Cayman Islands company "which does business in the UK, Dubai, and other jurisdictions internationally", and Porton Capital Inc., also described as a Cayman Islands company, at the Supreme Court of the State of New York, County of New York.

Brian Wight: Second Witness Statement

Second Witness Statement of Brian Francis Wight to the Royal Cayman Islands Police for an investigation into alleged corruption by McKeeva Bush.

Brian Wight: First Witness Statement

First Witness Statement of Brian Francis Wight to the Royal Cayman Islands Police regarding an investigation into alleged corruption by McKeeva Bush.

Peru: Francis James Allison Oyague et al

Application for the appointment of a Commissioner to collect evidence - pursuant to a request for judicial assistance from Peru - for a criminal investigation into Francis James Allison Oyague, Carla Robbiano Montes de Allison, and Juan Alberto Abusabal Villegas for suspected extortion, embezzlement and money laundering.

Czech Republic: Wu Zheng

Complaint for the extradition of Wu Zheng from the USA to the Czech Republic to face a charge that he, Tun Guo Zhao, Zhan Xi Ma, Sheng Chen and Jing Yuan Qin abducted Yuxiang Du in order to obtain US$200,000 from Yuxiang Du's father, Zhongcheng Du.

Netherlands seeks to find and freeze assets of Jan-Dirk Paarlberg

The Netherlands has requested information in the United States as part of an effort to locate, freeze and seize the assets of a businessman suspected of laundering funds for one of the country's most notorious gangsters. Details are contained in

Portugal: Allan Sharif et al

Application for the appointment of a Commissioner to collect evidence for a criminal investigation in Portugal into Allan Guedes Sharif, Jose Abreu Guede, Carla Patricia Simoes Guedes, Carlos Manuel Pais Oliveira, Nuno Jose Simoes Guedes, Claudia Simoes Guedes, Marisa Alexandra Simoes Guedes and Horacio de Lima e Sousa for alleged extortion, fraud and money laundering.

Netherlands: Willem Holleeder et al

Application for the appointment of a Commissioner for a criminal investigation in the Netherlands into Willem Holleeder and Jan-Dirk Take Paarlberg for possible involvement in the murder of Willem Endstra.

Guatemala: Iracema de Jesus Hernandez Lemus

Application for the appointment of a Commissioner to collect evidence for a criminal investigation in Guatemala into unknown persons who allegedly attempt to extort funds from Iracema de Jesus Hernandez Lemus.

Antigua & Barbuda: Lester Bird et al – Supplemental Request (2009)

Supplemental Request for Judicial Assistance from Antigua & Barbuda regarding a criminal investigation into Lester Bryant Bird, Asot A. Michael, John E. St. Luce, Robin Yearwood, and Bruce Rappaport for alleged conspiracy to defraud the Government of Antigua & Barbuda.

France seeks IP address information for blackmail investigation

France has requested information about an IP address as part of a criminal investigation into alleged fraud and blackmail.Details are contained in an application for the appointment of a Commissioner to collect evidence - pursuant to a request for judicial

Tax attorney Denis Kleinfeld drops Wikileaks-related lawsuit

Florida-based tax attorney Denis Kleinfeld has dropped a civil complaint against the unknown operators of the whistle-blower's web-site Wikileaks in which he alleged he was the victim of an extortion attempt.Kleinfeld's action against the "true owner and operator" of www.wikileaks.org and the similarly anonymous owners of two email addresses, Julius.baer99@yahoo.com and raymondbaer@yahoo.com, was dismissed without prejudice at the U. S. District Court for the Southern District of Florida on June 24, 2008 for failure to serve the defendants.

Netherlands seeks evidence from Wisconsin resident for assault-extortion investigation

Article based on an application to collect evidence for a criminal investigation into alleged extortion, assault and threatening behavior - pursuant to a request for judicial assistance from the Netherlands - that was filed at federal court on USA on May 29, 2008. Individuals mentioned in the request for assistance include Anthony Alberto Pinas and Thomas Richard Feroah.

Antigua & Barbuda: Lester Bird et al – Supplemental Request (2008)

Motion for Modification of Court Order and to Supplement Commissioner Appointment regarding a request from Antigua & Barbuda for judicial assistance for a criminal investigation into Lester Bird, Asot Michael, Josette Michael, Bruce Rappaport, Sir Ronald Sanders and others for suspected involvement in fraud, corruption, and money laundering.

Netherlands: Anthony Alberto Pinas

Application for the appointment of a Commissioner to collect evidence for a criminal investigation in the Netherlands into Anthony Alberto Pinas for extortion and making death threats.

Antigua & Barbuda: Lester Bird et al

Application for the appointment of a Commissioner to collect evidence - pursuant to a request for judicial assistance from Antigua & Barbuda - for a criminal investigation into Lester Bryant Bird, Asot A. Michael, John E. St. Luce, Robin Yearwood, and Bruce Rappaport for suspected corruption and fraud.

Turkey seeks evidence from New York-based extortion suspect

Article based on an application to collect evidence for a criminal investigation into alleged extortion - pursuant to a request for judicial assistance from Turkey - that was filed at federal court in the USA on July 8, 2004. Individuals mentioned in the request for assistance include Osman Duygu and Celal Unsuloy.

Turkey: Osman Duygu et al

Application for the appointment of a Commissioner to collect evidence for a criminal investigation in Turkey into Osman Duygu and others for allegedly threatening Celal Unlusoy.

Israel: Vladislav Pavlov

Application for the appointment of a Commissioner to collect evidence for a criminal investigation in Israel into Vladislav Pavlov for allegedly hacking into web-sites and demanding money to have them restored and accessing companies' databases and obtaining credit card and other personal and identifying information.

USA v. Funds on Deposit at Bank Julius Baer & Co. et al: Complaint

Complaint in USA v. All Funds on Deposit at Bank Julius Baer & Company, Ltd., Credit Suisse (Guernsey) Limited, and Eurofed Bank Limited in the names of Pavlo Lazarenko, Pavel Lazarenko, Samante Limited, and Alexander Milchenko at the U. S. District Court for the District of Columbia.

Netherlands seeks web logs in Florida for extortion investigation

Article based on an application to collect evidence for a criminal investigation into Frans Petrus Johannes Van Laarhoven for extortion and attempted murder - pursuant to a request for judicial assistance from the Netherlands - that was filed at federal court in the USA on October 20, 2003.

Italy seeks evidence in Illinois for investigation into organized crime

Article based on an application to collect evidence for a criminal investigation into organized crime - pursuant to a request for judicial assistance by Italy - that was filed at federal court in the USA on January 8, 2004. Individuals and businesses mentioned in the request for assistance include Luigi Bartolini, Spartaco Belotti, Alfredo Maini, Carlo Mancini, Lino Mancini, Enrico Nicoletti, Antonio Nicoletti, Massimo Nicoletti, Enrico Terribile, Stefano Taccini, Rodolfo Graffi, Rocco D'Agostino, Gianni Micalusi, Attilio Adorni, Vittorio Casamonica, Pietro Consalvi, Patrizia D'Agostino, Ruggero Di Clemente, Piero Lancianese, Lino Mancini, Alessio Monselles, Antonio Raponi, Eda Corsagni, Fabrizio Montali, Ermenegildo Scarapicchia, Fabrizio Spadoni, Vinicio Spinelli, Darlo Maria Vizzotto, Salvatore Mule, and Bernardina Tulli.

Italy: Luigi Bartolini et al

Application for the appointment of a Commissioner to collect evidence for a criminal investigation in Italy into Luigi Bartolini, Spartaco Belotti, Alfredo Maini, Carlo Mancini and Lino Mancini for allegedly laundering the proceeds of crime committed by an alleged criminal organization headed by Enrico Nicoletti and allegedly including Massimo Nicoletti, Antonio Nicoletti, Enrico Terribile, Stefano Taccini, Rodolfo Graffi, Spartaco Belotti, Rocco D'Agostino, Gianni Micalusi, Attilio Adorni, Vittorio Casamonica, Pietro Consalvi, Patrizia D'Agostino, Ruggero Di Clemente, Piero Lancianese, Lino Mancini, Alessio Monselles, Antonio Raponi and others.    

Liechtenstein: Unknown Persons

Application for the appointment of a Commissioner to collect evidence for a criminal investigation in Liechtenstein into an alleged attempt to extort funds from Liechtenstein-based attorney Dr. Andreas Schurti.

Netherlands: Frans Petrus Johannes Van Laarhoven

Application for the appointment of a Commissioner to collect evidence for a criminal investigation in the Netherlands into Frans Petrus Johannes Van Laarhoven for alleged attempted murder and extortion by way of product contamination.

Switzerland: Magstore.ch

Application for the appointment of a Commissioner to collect evidence for a criminal investigation into alleged computer hacking of a web-site at www.magstore.ch.

Liechtenstein police investigate alleged extortion attempt

Article based on an application to collect evidence for a criminal investigation into alleged threats to kill - pursuant to a request for judicial assistance by Liechtenstein - that was granted by federal court in the USA on May 28, 2003. Individuals and businesses mentioned in the request for assistance include James Vincent Sullivan, Dr. Andreas Schurti, Thomas McGovern, and Sullivan Import-Export Holding Ltd.

Botswana: Imraan Sardar

Application for the appointment of a Commissioner to collect evidence for a criminal investigation in Botswana into the alleged abduction and extortion of Imraan Sardar in Garbone, Botswana.

Colombia: Fernando Camargo

Application for the appointment of a Commissioner to collect evidence for a criminal investigation in Colombia into Fernando Camargo Garcia who is suspected of committing fraud and extortion against Edgar Alfonso Camargo.
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