Fraud

SEC v. Harmel Rayat et al: Amended Complaint

Amended Complaint alleging "a longstanding and wide-reaching fraudulent scheme to increase the share price and trading volume of the common stock of RenovaCare, a purported medical device company with no commercially available product and no revenue" in U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission v. Harmel S. Rayat, a citizen and resident of Canada; RenovaCare Inc., Jatinder Bhogal, a citizen and resident of Canada; Jeetenderjit Singh Sidhu, a citizen and resident of Canada, and Sharon Fleming, of California, as Defendants, and Treadstone Financial Group Ltd., of Canada; Treadstone Financial Group LLC, of Delaware; Blackbriar Asset Management Ltd., of Canada, and 1420527 Alberta Ltd. of Canada,, as Relief Defendants, at the U.S. District Court for the Southern District of New York.

Matthew Albright v. Terraform Labs Pte Ltd. et al: Class Action Complaint (‘Crypto Fraud’)

Class Action Complaint alleging a crypto-based fraud in Matthew Albright v. Terraform Labs Pte Ltd., described as a Singapore-domiciled, South Korea-based digital assets company; Jump Crypto, Jump Trading LLC, of Delaware; Republic Capital, Republic Maximal LLC, Tribe Capital, DeFinance Capital/DeFinance Technologies Oy, of Finland; GSR Markets Limited, of Hong Kong; Three Arrows Capital Pte. Ltd., of Singapore; Pantera Capital, Nicholas Platias, and Do Kwon, described as a resident of Singapore, at the U.S. District Court for the Southern District of New York.

Ryan McCormack v. Dingdong (Cayman) Ltd. et al: Class Action Complaint

Class Action Complaint in Ryan McCormack v. Dingdong (Cayman) Ltd., Changlin Liang, Le Yu, Yi Ding, Eric Chi Zhang, Weili Hong, Philip Wai Lap Leung, Colleen A. DeVries, Morgan Stanley & Co. LLC, BofA Securities Inc., Credit Suisse Securities (USA) LLC, Mission Capital Management Limited, HSBC Securities (USA) Inc., Futu Inc., Tiger Brokers (NZ) Limited, and Cogency Global Inc. at the U.S. District Court for the Southern District of New York.

Teddy Saye v. NIO Inc. et al: Class Action Complaint

Class Action Complaint alleging securities fraud in Teddy J. Saye v. NIO Inc., described as a Cayman Islands-domiciled, China-based company that "designs, develops, manufactures, and sells smart electric vehicles"; Bin Li, and Wei Feng at the U.S. District Court for the Southern District of New York.

Letter to UK FCA regarding ‘Graeme de Renzy fraud & involvement of Alexander von Ungern-Sternberg and Euro-IB Ltd.’

Letter from Lakes, Whyte LLP law firm in Canada to the Financial Conduct Authority in the United Kingdom notifying the regulator that "a fraud has been perpetrated on my clients by one Graeme De Renzy, both on his own behalf and as chairman of UK Capital Reserve Ltd., a company registered in the United Kingdom and with an address in London" and "the involvement of your registrants and licensees, Mr. Alexander von Ungern-Sternberg and Euro-IB Limited".

Bankrupt crypto lender Celsius Network accuses ex-business partner Jason Stone of ‘multi-million dollar theft’

Two British and Delaware companies within the bankrupt crypto lending Celsius Network group have sued former business partner Jason Stone and his firm KeyFi Inc. for allegedly stealing and losing crypto worth "tens of millions of dollars". The lawsuit was filed 47 days after KeyFi sued Celsius Network, alleging its platform was being operated as "a classic Ponzi scheme".

Aguila Energia e Participações Ltda. v. JPMorgan Chase & Co.: Discovery Application (Brazil Proceedings)

Application by Aguila Energia e Participações Ltda., described as a Rio de Janeiro-based "startup oil company founded by an entrepreneur with significant experience in the Brazilian oil and gas segment", to take discovery from JPMorgan Chase & Co. for use in legal proceedings in Brazil against JPMorgan Brazil and Petrobras, filed at the U.S. District Court for the Southern District of New York.

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.

USA v. Andrew Coldicutt: Criminal Indictment

Criminal Indictment alleging securities fraud in USA v. Andrew Coldicutt, a Canadian attorney residing in California, at the U.S. District Court for the Southern District of California.

Arcadia Crypto Ventures LLC et al v. Matthew Kirincic: First 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.

Dominus Multi-Manager Fund Ltd. v. Infinity Q Capital Management LLC et al: Class Action Complaint (State Court)

Class Action Complaint alleging fraud in Dominus Multi-Manager Fund Ltd., of the Cayman Islands v. Infinity Q Capital Management LLC, Infinity Q Volatility Alpha Fund LP, Infinity Q Volatility Alpha Offshore Fund Ltd., of the Cayman Islands; James Velissaris, Leonard Potter, Scott Lindell, U.S. Bancorp Fund Services LLC, Quasar Distributors LLC, EisnerAmper LLP, Bonderman Family Limited Partnership LP, Infinity Q Management Equity LLC, Trust For Advised Portfolios, Christopher E. Kashmerick, John C. Chrystal, Albert J. Diulio, S.J., Harry E. Reiss, Russell B. Simon, and Steven J. Jensen at the Supreme Court of the State of New York, County of New York.

UK SFO News Release: Timothy Schools Conviction & 14-Year Prison Sentence

News Release by the United Kingdom's Serious Fraud Office announcing that Timothy Schools has been "jailed for 14 years" after being convicted of a "no-win-no-fee fraud" involving entities in the Cayman Islands, England, France, Isle of Man, Marshall Islands, Panama, Spain, and Switzerland.

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.