Fraud

Prince Salman bin Sultan bin Salman bin Abdulaziz Al Saud v. Cave Cay LP et al: Complaint (‘Bahamas Island Acquisition & Development’)

Complaint "to enjoin a discriminatory capital call that will risk irreparably harming Plaintiff beginning on January 27, 2023" regarding the acquisition of "a 220-acre island located in the Exumas archipelago, the Bahamas, that includes Big Cave Cay, Little Cave Cay and 3,383 acres connecting Little Cave Cay to Big Cave Cay" in Prince Salman bin Sultan bin Salman bin Abdulaziz Al Saud, of Saudi Arabia v. Cave Cay LP, of Delaware; Cave Cay General Partner Ltd., of the British Virgin Islands, and Yntegra Capital LLC, of Florida, at the Court of Chancery of the State of Delaware.

The Hextall Family Living Trust et al v. Christopher Kirchner et al: Petition (‘$245K Investment Fraud To Buy Derby County FC’)

Petition alleging fraud regarding an investment of $245,340 in Christopher Kirchner's "bid to purchase" Derby County FC, a professional soccer club in England, in The Hextall Family Living Trust and Stephen Dawkins, described as "lifelong fans and supporters of the Derby County Football Club" v. Christopher Kirchner, KFIM LLC, and 9CK Sports Ventures DCFC LLC at the District Court, for Tarrant County, Texas.

USA v. Andrew McAlpine: USA’s Sentencing Memorandum (‘Six Months’ Home Confinement’)

USA's Sentencing Memorandum recommending a sentence of six months' home confinement and three years of supervised release after pleading guilty to "conspiracy to commit securities fraud and manipulative trading" in USA v. Andrew McAlpine, a citizen of Canada residing in the Cayman Islands, at the U.S. District Court for the Southern District of California.

BCC Trade Credit Pty Ltd. v. Bluestone Resources Inc. et al: Discovery Application (Australia, ‘Greensill Capital Insurance Coverage’)

Application by BCC Trade Credit Pty Ltd. to take discovery from Bluestone Resources Inc. and Bluestone Coal Sales Corporation for use in legal proceedings in Australia "against Insurance Australia Limited" seeking indemnities under policies whose insureds are Greensill Capital (UK) Limited, Greensill Bank AG and Greensill Capital Pty Limited, filed at the U.S. District Court for the District of Delaware.

SEC v. Avraham Eisenberg: Complaint (‘$116M Crypto Fraud’)

Complaint alleging the defendant "drained approximately $116 million from a crypto asset trading platform known as Mango Markets after manipulating the trading price and volume of the “MNGO token,” a so-called “governance token” of Mango Markets that was purchased and sold as a crypto asset security" in U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission v. Avraham Eisenberg at the U.S. District Court for the Southern District of New York.

International Union of Operating Engineers v. Silvergate Capital Corporation et al: Class Action Complaint (‘Crypto Securities Fraud’)

Class Action Complaint alleging securities fraud in International Union of Operating Engineers, Local No. 793, Members Pension Benefit Trust of Ontario, of Canada v. Silvergate Capital Corporation, Alan J. Lane, Antonio Martino, Kathleen M. Fraher, Benjamin C. Reynolds, Dennis S. Frank, Michael Lempres, Karen F. Brassfield, Robert C. Campbell, Paul D. Colucci, Thomas C. Dircks, Scott Reed, Colleen Sullivan, Aanchal Gupta, Goldman Sachs & Co. LLC, Keefe Bruyette & Woods Inc., Canaccord Genuity LLC, Compass Point Research & Trading LLC, Craig-Hallum Capital Group LLC, JPMorgan Securities LLC, and Wedbush Securities LLC at the U.S. District Court for the Southern District of California.

SEC v. Stephen Braverman: Braverman’s Motion to Dismiss (‘$37M Crypto Fraud’)

Defendant Stephen Braverman's Motion to Dismiss in U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission v. Arbitrade Ltd., of Bermuda; Cryptobontix Inc., of Canada; Troy R.J. Hogg, of Canada; James L. Goldberg, Stephen L. Braverman, and Max W. Barber, as Defendants, and SION Trading FZE, of the United Arab Emirates, as Relief Defendant, at the U.S. District Court for the Southern District of Florida.

SEC v. James Goldberg: Goldberg’s Motion to Dismiss (‘$37M Crypto Fraud’)

Defendant James Goldberg's Motion to Dismiss in U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission v. Arbitrade Ltd., of Bermuda; Cryptobontix Inc., of Canada; Troy R.J. Hogg, of Canada; James L. Goldberg, Stephen L. Braverman, and Max W. Barber, as Defendants, and SION Trading FZE, of the United Arab Emirates, as Relief Defendant, at the U.S. District Court for the Southern District of Florida.

SEC v. Terrance Reagan et al: Complaint

Complaint alleging securities fraud involving broker-dealers in the United Kingdom and USA in U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission v. Terrance Reagan and Nathaniel Clay at the U.S. District Court for the Southern District of New York.

Patrick Boismenu v. Ironworks BVI Ltd.: Complaint (‘$1.5M Crypto Fraud’)

Complaint in Patrick Boismenu, described as a citizen of Canada residing in Egypt who is "an expert in cryptography and crypto currencies with decades of experience in these fields" v. Ironworks BVI Ltd., a.k.a. Ironworks Trading, d.b.a. Ferrum Network, described as a British Virgin Islands company that "advertises itself as a leader in blockchain interoperability", at the U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of New York.

National Bank Trust PJSC v. Deutsche Bank Trust Company Americas et al: Discovery Application (British Virgin Islands)

Application by National Bank Trust PJSC, of Russia, to take discovery from Deutsche Bank Trust Company Americas, Bank of New York Mellon, Standard Chartered Bank, UBS AG, Societe Generale USA, JPMorgan Chase Bank NA, and Citibank NA for use in legal proceedings in the British Virgin Islands alleging fraud "perpetrated by the Russian bank B&N Bank, the Russian businessman Mikail Shishkhanov, and a number of businesses affiliated with Mr. Shishkhanov, with the apparent connivance of a number of commodity brokers and traders", filed at the U.S. District Court for the Southern District of New York.

Charles Freeman et al v. 3Commas Technologies OÜ: Class Action Complaint (‘Crypto Fraud’)

Class Action Complaint in Charles Freeman, Tigran Melkonyan, Ari Shofet, Shawn Mall, Benjamin Ferris, Bryan Chapman, Nandan Arora, Shafiq Rajani, Vijay Christopher, Marc Ashby, Vincent van Buskirk, Lawrence Manickam, and Edmundo Pena v. 3Commas Technologies OÜ, of Estonia, described as "a provider of automatic Crypto trading software", at the U.S. District Court for the Northern District of California.

USA v. Avraham Eisenberg: Criminal Indictment (‘$110M Crypto Fraud’)

Criminal Indictment alleging "a scheme to fraudulently obtain approximately $110 million worth of cryptocurrency from a cryptocurrency exchange called Mango Markets and its investors" in USA v. Avraham Eisenberg at the U.S. District Court for the Southern District of New York.

Andrawes Husary et al v. Silvergate Bank et al: Class Action Complaint (‘FTX Crypto Fraud’)

Class Action Complaint "for aiding and abetting a multibillion-dollar fraudulent scheme orchestrated by Sam Bankman-Fried through two of his entities, the cryptocurrency exchange FTX and the cryptocurrency hedge fund Alameda Research LLC" in Andrawes Husary, Francisco de Tomaso, described as a citizen and resident of Argentina; Soham Bhatia, and Michael Hawwa v. Silvergate Bank, Silvergate Capital Corporation, and Alan J. Lane at the U.S. District Court for the Southern District of California.

CFTC v. Avraham Eisenberg: Complaint (‘$100M Crypto Fraud’)

Complaint alleging "a manipulative and deceptive scheme to artificially inflate the price of swaps offered by Mango Markets, a decentralized digital asset exchange, culminating in the misappropriation of over $100 million from the platform" in Commodity Futures Trading Commission v. Avraham Eisenberg at the U.S. District Court for the Southern District of New York.

SEC v. Andrew DeFrancesco et al: Complaint (‘Securities Fraud’)

Complaint alleging securities fraud involving entities in several jurisdictions, including the Bahamas, Canada, and USA, in U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission v. Andrew DeFrancesco, Marlio Mauricio Dioaz Cardona, Carlos Felipe Rezk, Nikola Faukovic, and Catherine DeFrancesco, described as "resident of Miami Beach, Toronto, and Gstaad, Switzerland", at the U.S. District Court for the Southern District of New York.

USA v. Francisley da Silva et al: Superseding Indictment (‘Crypto-Based Investment Fraud’)

Superseding Indictment alleging fraud and money laundering regarding "a purported cryptocurrency mining and trading company that promised to earn its victim-investors profits in exchange for their purchase of cryptocurrency-related investment products" in USA v. Francisley da Silva, a citizen of Brazil; Juan Tacuri, Antonia Perez Hernandez, and Ramon Perez at the U.S. District Court for the Southern District of New York.

New York AG v. Alex Mashinsky: Complaint (‘Celsius Network Crypto Fraud’)

Complaint alleging "a scheme to defraud hundreds of thousands of investors, including more than 26,000 New Yorkers, by using false and misleading representations to induce them to deposit billions of dollars in digital assets with his cryptocurrency lending company Celsius Network LLC" in The People of the State of New York, by Letitia James, as the Attorney General of the State of New York v. Alex Mashinsky at the Supreme Court of the State of New York, County of New York.

PB Life and Annuity Co. Ltd. et al v. Greg Lindberg et al: Complaint ($735M)

Complaint for $735 million in John Johnston and Rachelle Frisby, as Joint Provisional Liquidators of PB Life and Annuity Co. Ltd. (in Provisional Liquidation), Northstar Financial Services (Bermuda) Ltd. (in Liquidation), Omnia Ltd. (in Liquidation), and PB Investment Holdings Ltd. (in Liquidation), PB Life and Annuity Co. Ltd., Northstar Financial Services (Bermuda) Ltd., Omnia Ltd., and PB Investment Holdings Ltd., all of Bermuda v. Greg Evan Lindberg, Christa M. Miller, Christopher E. Herwig, Devin E. Solow, Eric D. Bostic, Bankers Life Insurance Company, Colorado Bankers Life Insurance Company, Southland National Insurance Corporation, and Southland National Reinsurance Corporation at the U.S. Bankruptcy Court for the Southern District of New York.

SEC v. Cooper Morgenthau: Complaint & Proposed Judgment (‘$5M Fraud Against Cayman Entities’)

Complaint (and Proposed Judgment) alleging the defendant "stole more than $5 million" from his employer, African Gold Acquisition Corp., and from investors in Strategic Metals Acquisition Corp. I and Strategic Metals Acquisition Corp. II, all of the Cayman Islands, in U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission v. Cooper J. Morgenthau at the U.S. District Court for the Southern District of New York.

Jennifer Marchese v. Trigram Education Partners LLC et al: Class Action Complaint

Class Action Complaint in Jennifer Marchese v. Trigram Education Partners LLC, d.b.a. Trigram Education Partners; Minerva Inflection Strategies, Ample Luck International Capital Group Limited, of the British Virgin Islands; Stanford Silverman, and Ying Ma, a.k.a. Annie Ma, at the U.S. District Court for the District of Maine.

USA v. $310,276 Seized From Accounts at Bank of Saipan: Forfeiture Complaint (‘Fraud & Money Laundering’)

Forfeiture Complaint regarding funds associated with "a suspected conspiracy by foreign entities and entities and individuals in the Commonwealth of the Northern Mariana Islands to commit wire fraud and money laundering" involving entities, inter alia, in Bermuda and the British Virgin Islands in USA v. $271,088 and $39,188 seized from accounts at the Bank of Saipan in the name of a company referred to as "MCS", filed at the U.S. District Court for the Northern Mariana Islands.

Envestio SI Oü: Chapter 15 Petition (Estonia)

Chapter 15 Petition for Recognition of a Foreign Main Proceeding in Estonia by Andres Hermet, as the Foreign Representative of Envestio SI Oü, described as an allegedly fraudulently-operated "holder and administrator of a crowdfunding platform which purportedly offered potential investors web-based intermediation of loans for businesses and real estate projects", filed at the U.S. Bankruptcy Court for the Southern District of Florida.

HASH Asset Management Ltd. et al v. DMA Labs Inc. et al: Complaint (‘$18M Crypto Fraud’)

Complaint alleging fraud involving "yield earning cryptocurrency" in HASH Asset Management Ltd., of the Cayman Islands; TAF Capital Pty Ltd., as Trustee for the Bluebottle Fund, of Australia, and Ni Kaihao, described as a citizen and resident of China v. DMA Labs Inc., ICHI Foundation, of the Cayman Islands; Nick Poore, and Bryan Gross at the U.S. District Court for the District of Delaware.

Genever Holdings Corporation v. Bravo Luck Ltd.: Complaint

Complaint "to remedy [Ho Wan] Kwok’s attempt to use subterfuge to keep valuable property out of the reach of creditors" in Genever Holdings Corporation, of the British Virgin Islands v. Bravo Luck Limited, of the British Virgin Islands, at the U.S. Bankruptcy Court for the District of Connecticut.

Kazakhstan v. The Clearing House Payments Company LLC: Discovery Application (‘Anatolie Stati et al’, Belgium, Luxembourg & Netherlands)

Application by the Republic of Kazakhstan to take discovery from The Clearing House Payments Company LLC regarding "(1) ongoing criminal proceedings against Moldovan oligarch Anatolie Stati, his son Gabriel Stati, and their companies Ascom Group S.A. and Terra Raf Trans Traiding Ltd. in Luxembourg; (2) ongoing civil proceedings in the Netherlands between the Statis and Petitioner; and (3) ongoing and anticipated proceedings against the Statis in the courts of Belgium and other jurisdictions" regarding "a series of complex, multi-faceted fraud schemes, including money laundering schemes, engineered by the Statis", filed at the U.S. District Court for the Southern District of New York.

The Funicular Fund LP et al v. Greenidge Generation Holdings Inc. et al: Complaint

Complaint alleging fraud in The Funicular Fund LP, Anson Investments Master Fund LP, a Cayman Islands entity based in Canada, and Anson East Master Fund LP, a Cayman Islands entity based in Canada v. Greenidge Generation Holdings Inc. and Jeffrey Kirt at the U.S. District Court for the Southern District of New York.

Rick Ames et al v. Patrick Nelson et al: Complaint (‘$75M Securities Fraud & Elder Financial Abuse’)

Complaint alleging "a Ponzi scheme with a slight twist" in Rick Ames et al v. Patrick Nelson, Nelson Partners LLC, Axonic Capital LLC, Clayton DeGiancinto, AXSPV LLC Series NB CRE Lender, AXSPV LLC Series SBL CRE Lender, AXSPV LLC Series ACO CRE Lender, Burgundy 523 Offshore Fund Ltd., of the Cayman Islands; Axonic Special Opportunities SBL Master Fund LP, Axonic Credit Opportunities Master Fund LP, of the Cayman Islands, and NP Skyloft DST at the U.S. District Court for the Central District of California.