Fraud

Adeel Ashraf v. MINISO Group Holding Ltd. et al: Class Action Complaint

Class Action Complaint in Adeel Ashraf v. MINISO Group Holding Limited, described as a Cayman Islands-domiciled, China-based company that "purports to be a fast-growing global value retailer which serves consumers primarily through its large network of MINISO stores"; Guofe Ye, Saiyin Zhang, Minxin Li, Donald J. Puglisi, Goldman Sachs (Asia) LLC, BOFA Securities Inc., and Puglisi & Associates at the U.S. District Court for the Central District of California.

Christopher Freeman v. Stake.com et al: Complaint (‘Crypto Gaming Fraud’)

Complaint alleging fraud in Christopher Freeman v. Stake.com, described as a Curaçao-domiciled virtual casino; Primedice, described as a New York-domiciled operator of "an online cryptocurrency-funded dice game that allows global users to gamble via bitcoins, or percentages thereof, on a game of chance"; Edward Craven, a.k.a. Edward Miroslav, described as a resident of Australia, and Bijan Tehrani, described as a resident of Australia, at the U.S. District Court for the Southern District of New York.

Arcadia Crypto Ventures LLC et al v. Matthew Kirincic: Petition to Enforce Arbitration Subpoena (‘Crypto Fraud Arbitration’)

Petition to Enforce Arbitration Subpoena for an arbitration action "against Nithin Eapen and Madhu Kutty" alleging "massive fraud in the handling and investment of Petitioners' crypto assets" in Arcadia Crypto Ventures LLC, Richard Rofe, and Jennifer Rofe v. Matthew Kirincic, described as "a former employee of Arcadia Crypto", at the U.S. District Court for the Southern District of New York.

MW Gestion v. 1Globe Capital LLC et al: Class Action Complaint

Class Action Complaint alleging fraud regarding a "battle for control" of Sinovac Biotech Ltd., described as "Sinovac, a biopharmaceutical company that focuses on the research, development, manufacturing, and commercialization of vaccines", in MW Gestion, described as "an institutional asset manager based in France" v. 1Globe Capital LLC, of Delaware; Jiaqiang Li, described as a citizen of China residing in Boston, MA; Chiang Li Family, Jeff Li, and Linda Li at the U.S. District Court for the District of Massachusetts.

George Kattula v. Coinbase Global Inc. et al: Class Action Complaint

Class Action Complaint "on behalf of all Coinbase "wallet" and account holders who have had their accounts breached and incurred losses arising from the unauthorized transfer of assets – including the unauthorized transfer of "crypto" securities listed on Coinbase’s platform without a registration statement, without Coinbase having registered as a broker or dealer, and without Coinbase having registered as a securities exchange" in George Kattula v. Coinbase Global Inc. and Coinbase Inc., described as the operators of "the largest cryptocurrency exchange in the United States", at the U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Georgia.

SEC sues 18 entities for alleged $1.3M ‘hacking and securities fraud scheme’

The U.S. SEC has filed a complaint against 18 individuals and entities in or from Canada, Cayman Islands, Dominican Republic, Nevis, United Kingdom, and United States for their alleged participation in a 'hacking and securities fraud scheme', with some of the conduct allegedly concealed through offshore accounts in the Bahamas, Belize, Switzerland, and U.K.

SEC v. Rahim Mohamed et al: Complaint (‘Hacking & Securities Fraud’)

Complaint alleging hacking and securities fraud in the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission v. Rahim Mohamed, described as a citizen of Canada residing in Canada and the Cayman Islands; Davies Wong, described as a citizen and resident of Canada; Glenn B. Laken, described as a resident of Chicago, Illinois; Richard C. S. Tang, described as a citizen and resident of Canada; Zoltan Nagy, described as a citizen and resident of Canada; Jeffrey D. Cox, a citizen and resident of Canada; Phillip G. Sewell, described as a citizen of the United Kingdom residing in Canada; Breanne M. Wong, described as a citizen and resident of Canada; Christophe Merani, described as a resident of Illinois, USA; Anna Tang, described as a citizen and resident of Canada; Robert W. Seeley, described as a citizen of the United Kingdom residing in the Dominican Republic; Richard B. Smith, described as a citizen of the United Kingdom residing in the Dominican Republic; Christopher R. Smith, described as a citizen of the United Kingdom residing in the Dominican Republic; H.E. Capital SA, described as a Nevis-domiciled company based in the Dominican Republic; Pop Holdings Ltd., described as a Nevis-domiciled company based in the Dominican Republic; Maximum Ventures Holdings LLC, Harmony Ridge Corp., and Avatele Group LLC, as Defendants, and 9224-3708 Quebec Inc., a.k.a. Distributions Bano, and Jason Black, as Relief Defendants, at the U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Georgia.

Alyeska Master Fund LP et al v. Alta Mesa Resources Inc. et al: Petition

Petition alleging fraud in Alyeska Master Fund LP, Alyeska Master Fund 2 LP, and Alyeska Master Fund 3 LP, all of the Cayman Islands v. Alta Mesa Resources, Inc., James T. Hackett, Thomas J. Walker, William Gutermuth, Jeffrey H. Tepper, Diana J. Walters, Stephen Coats, Harlan H. Chappelle, Michael E. Ellis, Ronald Smith, David M. Leuschen, Pierre F. Lapeyre, Jr., William W. McMullen, Don Dimitrievich, Donald Sinclair, Riverstone Holdings LLC, Bayou City Energy Management, LLC, HPS Investment Partners, LLC, and ARM Energy Holdings LLC at the District Court for Harris County, Texas.

Pierce Robertson et al v. Mark Cuban et al: Class Action Complaint (‘Voyager Digital Crypto Fraud’)

Class Action Complaint alleging fraud involving crypto broker Voyager Digital in Pierce Robertson, Rachel Gold, Sanford Gold, Rahil Sayed, Christopher Ehrentraut, Todd Manganiello, Dan Newsom, William Ayer, Anthony Dorn, Dameco Gates, Marshall Peters, and Edwin Garrison v. Mark Cuban, Dallas Basketball Limited, d.b.a. Dallas Mavericks, and Stephen Ehrlich at the U.S. District Court for the Southern District of Florida.

Manny Alicandro v. Coinbase Global Inc. et al: Class Action Complaint (‘Crypto Fraud’)

Class Action Complaint alleging securities fraud in A. Manny Alicandro v. Coinbase Global Inc., which operates a cryptocurrency platform; Brian Armstrong, Alesia J. Haas, Jennifer N. Jones, Marc L. Andreesen, Frederick Ernest Ehrsam III, Kathryn Haun, Kelly Kramer, Gokul Rajaram, Fred Wilson, Emilie Choi, Surojit Chatterjee, AH Capital Management LLC, Paradigm Fund LP, Ribbit Management Company LLC, Tiger Global Management LLC, Union Square Ventures LLC, and Viserion Investment Pte Ltd., of Singapore, at the U.S. District Court for the Southern District of New York.

Golden Sphinx Ltd.: Chapter 15 Petition (Jersey)

Chapter 15 Petition for Recognition of a Foreign Main Proceeding in Jersey, in the Channel Islands, by Andrew Wood, as the Foreign Representative of Golden Sphinx Limited, described as a "passive investment-holding" vehicle whose ultimate beneficiaries are Alexander Sabadash, "formerly an elected Senator in Russia", his wife, Larisa Sabadash, and their two adult children and whose "principal assets" are a $45 million residence in Beverly Hills, California, and "certain debts from various parties", including Garry Itkin, described as a former director of the debtor who "engaged in fraudulent and unauthorized self-dealing actions", filed at the U.S. Bankruptcy Court for the Central District of California.

Donald Kocher v. Coinbase Inc. et al: Shareholder Derivative Complaint (‘Crypto Fraud’)

Shareholder Derivative Complaint "for the benefit of Nominal Defendant Coinbase Global, Inc. against certain of the Company’s current and former executive officers and members of the Board of Directors (the “Board”) aiming to rectify the Defendants’ violations of the Securities Act and breaches of fiduciary duties for issuing false and misleading statements and/or omitting material information in the Company’s public filings" in Donald Kocher v. Brian Armstrong, Alesia J. Haas, Jennifer N. Jones, Marc L. Andreessen, Frederick Ernest Ehrsam III, Kathryn Haun, Kelly Kramer, Gokul Rajaram, and Fred Wilson, as Defendants, and Coinbase Inc., as Nominal Defendant, at the U.S. District Court for the District of Delaware.

Vijay Patel v. Coinbase Global Inc. et al: Class Action Complaint (‘Crypto Fraud’)

Class Action Complaint alleging fraud in Vijay Patel v. Coinbase Global Inc., described as a provider of "financial infrastructure and technology products and services for the cryptocurrency economy (or "cryptoeconomy") in the U.S. and internationally.Brian Armstrong, and Alesia J. Haas", at the U.S. District Court for the District of New Jersey.

Orbis Global Equity LE Fund et al v. Alta Mesa Resources Inc. et al: Complaint

Complaint alleging securities fraud in Orbis Global Equity LE Fund, of Australia; Orbis Global Equity Fund, of Australia; Orbis Global Balanced Fund, of Australia; Orbis SICAV, of Luxembourg; Orbis Institutional Global Equity L.P., of Delaware; Orbis Global Equity Fund Limited, of Bermuda; Orbis Institutional Funds Limited, of Bermuda; Allan Gray Australia Balanced Fund, of Australia; Orbis OEIC, of England and Wales, and Orbis Institutional U.S. Equity L.P., of Delaware v. Alta Mesa Resources, Inc., James T. Hackett, Thomas J. Walker, William Gutermuth, Jeffrey H. Tepper, Diana J. Walters, Stephen Coats, Harlan H. Chappelle, Michael E. Ellis, Ronald Smith, David M. Leuschen, Pierre F. Lapeyre, Jr., William W. McMullen, Don Dimitrievich, Donald Sinclair, Riverstone Holdings LLC, Bayou City Energy Management, LLC, HPS Investment Partners, LLC, and ARM Energy Holdings LLC at the U.S. District Court for the Southern District of Texas.

USA v. Dmitry Ukrainskiy: Criminal Indictment

Criminal Indictment alleging the defendant was "a member of a criminal conspiracy that used malicious software and other mechanisms to take control of bank accounts of unsuspecting victims and misappropriate funds from those accounts" in USA v. Dmitry Ukrainskiy, described as "a Russian national residing in Thailand", at the U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of New York.

USA v. 73,586.17 USDT: Forfeiture Complaint (‘Crypto Fraud’)

Forfeiture Complaint in USA v. 73,586.17 USDT (Tether) that are "proceeds of a cryptocurrency fraud scheme" and were seized from an account at Binance cryptocurrency exchange, filed at the U.S. District Court for the District of Massachusetts.

CoVenture – Burt Credit Opportunities GP LLC v. Joshua Coleman et al: Notice of Dismissal of Sterling Resources Entities

Notice of Dismissal of The Sterling Resources Insurance Agency Inc. and Sterling Resources International of Bermuda Ltd. in CoVenture – Burt Credit Opportunities GP, LLC v. Joshua William Coleman, Sterling Risk Holdings, LLC, Burtonvic Capital, LLC, Burtonvic Capital, LLC- ViiMed Series, Burtonvic Capital, LLC- Vesta Series, Griffin Aviation, LLC, KCG Crypto Holdings, LLC, The Sterling Resources Insurance Agency, Inc., Sterling Resources International of Bermuda Ltd., of Bermuda; Strata Energy Holdings LLC, Strata Holdings, LLC, Vesta Biomass, LLC, Vesta Biomass Supply LLC, Vesta Holdings, LLC, Vesta O&G Holdings, LLC, Vesta Renewables, LLC, the Jenna K. Coleman Dynasty Trust, the Jenna K. Coleman Revocable Trust, SEK Holding Co LLC, and the Povedano Trust at the Superior Court for the State of Delaware, for New Castle County.

USA v. Zachary Friedman: Criminal Information (‘Tax Evasion’)

Criminal Information alleging tax evasion in USA v. Zachary Friedman, described as "a United States citizen whose permanent residence was in New York, New York, or Dubai, United Arab Emirates", at the U.S. District Court for the District of Columbia.

Laos v. John Baldwin et al: Petition to Enforce Arbitral Awards ($5M)

Petition to Enforce Foreign Arbitral Awards totaling $5 million in The Government of the Lao People's Democratic Republic, a.k.a. Laos v. John K. Baldwin, who "claims his residence" is in the Northern Mariana Islands; Bridge Capital LLC, described as being domiciled in the Northern Mariana Islands; Lao Holdings NV, described as being domiciled in Aruba, in the Netherlands Antilles, and Sanum Investments Ltd., described as being domiciled in Macau, at the U.S. District Court for the Northern Mariana Islands.

Lithuania: BMO Harris Bank (‘Tax Evasion Investigation’)

Application for the appointment of a Commissioner to collect evidence from BMO Harris Bank - pursuant to a request for judicial assistance from Lithuania - for a criminal investigation into an unidentified company for fraud, appropriation of property, incorrect reporting of income, profits, and assets; fraudulent accounting, and forgery of documents.

Brent Jay v. Brock Pierce et al: Complaint (‘Crypto Fraud’)

Complaint alleging a cryptocurrency fraud involving "Ethereum, Everpedia IQ Token, and Wax Tokens" in Brent Jay v. Scott Walker, Distributed Network Advisors LLC, Brian Sands, April Sands, Brock Pierce, and James Glasscock at the U.S. District Court for the District of Nevada.

Portugal: Wells Fargo Bank (‘Malicious Software Fraud’)

Application for the appointment of a Commissioner to collect evidence from Wells Fargo Bank - pursuant to a request for judicial assistance from Portugal - for a criminal investigation into an "unknown subject" for suspected fraud.

SEC v. Vladimir Okhotnikov et al: Complaint (‘$300M Crypto Fraud’)

Complaint alleging a $300 million crypto-based investment fraud involving an "unincorporated entity" in Russia called Forsage in U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission v. Vladimir Okhotnikov, described as a citizen of Russia residing in Tbilisi, Georgia; Jane Doe, a.k.a. Lola Ferrari, who "is believed to be a Russian national residing in Bali, Indonesia"; Mikhail Sergeev, who "is believed to reside in Moscow, Russia; Sergey Maslakov, who "is believed to reside in Gelendzhik or Moscow, Russia"; Samuel D. Ellis, of Kentucky; Mark F. Hamlin, of Virginia; Sarah L. Theissen, of Wisconsin; Carlos L. Martinez, of Chicago, Illinois; Ronald R. Deering, of Idaho; Cheri Beth Bowen, of Mississippi, and Alisha R. Shepperd, of Florida, at the U.S. District Court for the northern District of Illinois.

CoVenture – Burt Credit Opportunities GP LLC v. Joshua Coleman et al: Complaint ($57M)

Complaint alleging breach of financing agreement against all defendants and fraud against Joshua Coleman, Sterling Risk Holdings LLC and Burtonvic Capital LLC in CoVenture – Burt Credit Opportunities GP, LLC v. Joshua William Coleman, Sterling Risk Holdings, LLC, Burtonvic Capital, LLC, Burtonvic Capital, LLC- ViiMed Series, Burtonvic Capital, LLC- Vesta Series, Griffin Aviation, LLC, KCG Crypto Holdings, LLC, The Sterling Resources Insurance Agency, Inc., Sterling Resources International of Bermuda Ltd., of Bermuda; Strata Energy Holdings LLC, Strata Holdings, LLC, Vesta Biomass, LLC, Vesta Biomass Supply LLC, Vesta Holdings, LLC, Vesta O&G Holdings, LLC, Vesta Renewables, LLC, the Jenna K. Coleman Dynasty Trust, the Jenna K. Coleman Revocable Trust, SEK Holding Co LLC, and the Povedano Trust at the Superior Court for the State of Delaware, for New Castle County.

Tether and Bitfinex Crypto Asset Litigation: Letter Motion (‘Discovery Disputes’)

Letter Motion by plaintiffs regarding a discovery dispute in a case styled as ‘Tether and Bitfinex Crypto Asset Litigation’ in David Leibowitz et al v. iFinex Inc., a.k.a. Bitfinex; DigFinex Inc., BFXNA Inc., BFXWW Inc., Tether International Limited, Tether Operations Limited, Tether Holdings Limited, all of the British Virgin Islands; Tether Limited, of Hong Kong; Ludovicus Jan van der Velde, a citizen of the Netherlands, and Giancarlo Devasini, a citizen of Italy, at the U. S. District Court for the Southern District of New York.

Polymath Holdings v. All.Health Inc. et al: Complaint

Complaint alleging "a classic 'fake-it-until-you-make' tale of fraud - without the 'making it'" in Polymath Holdings, described as a Cayman Islands company based in Dubai, in the United Arab Emirates v. All.Health Inc., Hosain Rahman, Michael Luna, Talos Digital LLC, Talos LLC, and Perficient Inc. at the Superior Court of the State of California, for the County of San Francisco.

Radical Investments Ltd. v. Good Vibrations Entertainment LLC et al: Motion to File Second Amended Complaint (‘$12M COVID Vaccine Scam’)

Plaintiff's Motion for Leave to File Second Amended Complaint alleging the plaintiff "was deceptively lured into an elaborate scam to advance the sum of 12.2 million U.S. dollars for one million nonexistent doses of AstraZeneca vaccine" for COVID-19 and to add James L. Scott, a lawyer in Michigan, and Warner Norcross + Judd LLP, a law firm in Michigan, as defendants for alleged malpractice in Radical Investments Ltd., a St. Lucia company based in Barbados v. Good Vibrations Entertainment LLC, of Florida; Alex Lee Moore, a.k.a. Flex Moore; Prestige Pegasus LLC, of Colorado; Moniladae Coley, a.k.a. Moniladai Coley; Charles Stein, a.k.a. Charlie Stein, a lawyer in California, and Davidovich Stein Law Group LLC, a law firm California, at the U. S. District Court for the Central District of California.

Xiongjian Chen v. Peter Wang et al: Complaint

Complaint alleging breach of contract and fraud in Xiongjian Chen, of Shanghai, China v. Peter Zuguang Wang, Cenntro Automotive Group Limited, of the Cayman Islands; Cenntro Enterprise Limited, of Hong Kong, and Cenntro Electric Group Limited, f.k.a. Naked Brand Group Limited, of Australia, at the U.S. District Court for the District of New Jersey.

Phoenix Trading FZCO et al v. Dennis Corporation et al: Notice of Removal (‘Crypto Mining Dispute’)

Notice of Removal, including a copy of the complaint, in Phoenix Trading FZCO, of the United Arab Emirates; Block One Technology Inc., of Canada; Phoenix World Electronics Trading, LLC, of the United Arab Emirates; Phoenix Technology Consultants, Phoenix World Electronics, LLC, Absolute Power Solutions, Inc., and Block Zero HS, Inc. v. Dennis Corporation, Sabre56 Corporation, of Canada; Sabre56 FZCO, of the United Arab Emirates; Crypto Can Man Ltd., of Canada; Multi Service Company, Johnny Eason, individually and as an agent of CCM; Tyler MacPhearson, described as a citizen of Canada, and Phil Harvey, described as a citizen of the United Kingdom, at the U.S. District Court for the District of South Carolina.

Lindzy Lemmons v. MaxLend et al: Class Action Complaint

Class Action Complaint alleging fraud involving the "collection of unlawful debts" in Lindzy Lemmons, who allegedly received a loan "via the Internet in the amount of $900 at a disclosed annual percentage rate of 637.29%" v. Makes Cents Inc., d.b.a. MaxLend; Uetsa Tsakits, Inc., David Johnson, Kirk Michael Chewning, Cane Bay Partners VI LLLP, Dimension Credit (Cayman) LP, of the Cayman Islands; Strategic Link Consulting LP, Esoteric Ventures LLC, InfoTel International Ltd., of Belize; M. Mark High Ltd., of Belize; Kim Anderson, and Jay Clark at the U.S. District Court for the Southern District of Indiana.

SEC v. Ishan Wahi et al: Complaint (‘Crypto Insider Trading’)

Complaint alleging "insider trading in certain crypto asset securities that Coinbase Global, Inc. announced would be “listed,” or made available to trade, on its crypto asset trading platform" in U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission v. Ishan Wahi, described as a citizen of India residing in Seattle, Washington; Nikhil Wahi, described as a citizen of India residing in Seattle, Washingtnon, and Sameer Ramani, described as a former resident of Houston, Texas currently residing in India, at the U.S. District Court for the Western District of Washington.

Shoreline Venture Partners III LP et al v. DBM Cloud Systems Inc. et al: Complaint

Complaint in Shoreline Venture Partners III LP, SVP III LP Co-Investment Fund LP, Albany Trading Corporation, of the Bahamas; Synapse Venture Capital Inc., of the British Virgin Islands; Sugarille Investment Fund Ltd., of the Bahamas; William Jude McGrath, Graham Seaton, and Gerard Byrne v. DBM Cloud Systems Inc., Nasuni Corporation, and Dixon Doll, Jr. at the Superior Court of the State of California, County of San Mateo.

Peter Nygard v. Andrew Law et al: Complaint

Complaint alleging fraud involving ownership of a motor vessel known as "Yacht Mirage" that provides "a small glimpse into the Kafkaesque world of trust management" in Peter Nygard, a Canadian-Finnish fashion executive v. Andrew Law, described as "a financial advice and asset-protection firm based in the Bahamas"; IPG Family Office Ltd., of the Bahamas; YS Ltd., and Derecktor Florida, Inc., as "bailee (in possession) of the Yacht Mirage", at the Circuit Court of the 17th Judicial Circuit, in and for Broward County, Florida.

Benjamin Bin Chow v. Canyon Bridge Capital Partners LLC et al: Notice of Removal

Notice of Removal, including a copy of the complaint, in Benjamin Bin Chow v. Canyon Bridge Capital Partners LLC, of the Cayman Islands; Canypn Bridge Capital Management LLC, of Delaware; Canyon Bridge Fund I LP, of the Cayman Islands; Hong John Kao, Heber Raymond Bingham, and Peter Chin Kuo at the U.S. District Court for the District of Delaware.

Mo Pow 3 LLC et al v. Crypto Infiniti LLC: Complaint (‘Crypto Mining Hosting Dispute’)

Complaint alleging fraud and "a breach of contract case where the Defendant used the false promise of purchasing large amounts of digital currency hosting services related to currency mining to induce the Plaintiffs to incur substantial financial expense and risk" in Mo Pow 3 LLC and Mo Pow 4 LLC, described as being "part of a consortium of companies providing hosting services for companies that mine for digital currency" v. Crypto Infiniti LLC at the U.S. District Court for the District of Wyoming.

USA v. 0.51071532 Bitcoin: Forfeiture Complaint (‘Crypto Fraud’)

Forfeiture Complaint alleging "an 87-year-old man living in Tyler, Texas, fell prey to a cleverly designed international fraud scheme when he initiated transfer of 0.51071532 Bitcoin (then-worth approximately $15,000 USD) via a Bitcoin ATM to Vineet Singh Banga", an individual located in India" in USA v. 0.51071532 Bitcoin seized from Paxful at the U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Texas.

Banoka Sàrl et al v. Alvarez & Marsal Inc. et al: Discovery Application (England Proceedings)

Application by Banoka Sàrl, of Luxembourg; Renato Picciotto, Jacques Champy, and Jean Bissonnet to take discovery from Alvarez & Marsal Inc., Alvarez & Marsal Transaction Advisory Group, LLC, Alvarez & Marsal Holdings, LLC, Elliott Management Corporation, Elliott Investment Management L.P., Elliott Associates, L.P., and Elliott International L.P. for use in "a contemplated foreign proceeding against non-party Westmont International Development, Inc. to be commenced in the English High Court of Justice" alleging "a multi-million dollar fraud that Westmont perpetrated against Petitioners in connection with Westmont's failed acquisition of Petitioners' shares in Clichy Victor Hugo, a French limited liability company that operated a Holiday Inn branded hotel in Paris, France", filed at the U.S. District Court for the Southern District of New York.

Robert Piña v. Coinbase Inc.: Complaint (‘$100K Crypto Fraud’)

Petition alleging "unauthorized debits" totaling $100,000 in Robert Piña v. Coinbase Inc., described as "an online platform that offers consumers all over the world the ability to purchase, invest in, send, and receive Bitcoin, Ethereum, Shiba, and other cryptocurrencies" at the District Court for Harris County, Texas.