Fraud

JSC Ingtorgstroy v. Citibank NA et al: Discovery Application

Application by JSC Ingtorgstroy, of Russia, to take discovery from Citibank NA, The Bank of New York Mellon, Société Générale, New York Branch; HSBC Bank USA NA, BNP Paribas USA, JPMorgan Chase Bank NA, Barclays Bank PLC, Deutsche Bank Trust Co. Americas, The Bank of Nova Scotia, New York Agency; UBS AG, Bank of America NA, Standard Chartered Bank US, Commerzbank AG, New York Branch, and The Clearing House Payments Company LLC for use in legal proceedings "against former CEOs and beneficial owners of OJSC "GK Amazarkan", including Pavel Entin and Bogdan Solodukha before the commercial court of Moscow city and the commercial court of Kaluga Region, Russia", filed at the U. S. District Court for the Southern District of New York.

SRC Strategic Resources Ltd. et al: Chapter 15 Petition (‘1MDB Fraud’)

Chapter 15 Petition for Recognition of a Foreign Main Proceeding in the British Virgin Islands by Helen Janes, Angela Barkhouse, and Carl Jackson, as the Foreign Representatives of SRC Strategic Resources Limited, Bright Oriande Limited, and SRC International (Malaysia) Limited, all in Voluntary Liquidation, collectively described as being "part of the fraud perpetrated against 1 Malaysia Development Berhad, a sovereign wealth fund owned by the Malaysian Ministry of Finance, in which numerous entities and individuals formed a network to divert and distribute funds to the fraudsters who orchestrated the fraud and to individuals and/or entities connected to them", at the U. S. Bankruptcy Court for the Southern District of Florida.

SEC v. Melville ten Cate: Complaint

Complaint alleging fraud involving Xcalibur Aerospace, Ltd., described as "a purported United Kingdom-based aerospace defense company" in U. S. Securities and Exchange Commission v. Melville Peter ten Cate at the U. S. District Court for the Southern District of New York.
Ocean Polymers

Richard Fagan-linked Ocean Polymers staves off compulsory strike-off

A seemingly fraudulent British company that has raised £1.4 million from investors to 'clean up the world's oceans' has belatedly filed its annual accounts to stave off forced dissolution. Ocean Polymers Ltd. filed its 2021 accounts two months' late on April 1st - one day after OffshoreAlert asked the firm's principals about a compulsory strike-off action by the Registrar of Companies.

BVI Commission of Inquiry: Commissioner’s Report

Report of Commissioner Gary Hickinbottom regarding a British Virgin Islands Commission of Inquiry "into whether there was information that corruption, abuse of office or other serious dishonesty in relation to officials, whether statutory, elected or public, may have taken place in recent years".

Sylebra Capital Partners Master Fund Ltd. et al v. Everbridge Inc. et al: Class Action Complaint

Class Action Complaint in Sylebra Capital Partners Master Fund Ltd., Sylebra Capital Parc Master Fund, and Sylebra Capital Menlo Master Fund, all of the Cayman Islands v. Everbridge Inc., described as "a global software company that provides enterprise software applications to automate and accelerate organizations' operational response to "critical events" in order to keep people safe and organizations running"; David Meredith, Patrick Brickley, and Jaime Ellerton at the U. S. District Court for the Central District of California.

USA v. Julius Csurgo et al: Criminal Indictment

Criminal Indictment alleging securities fraud and money laundering involving individuals or entities in or from the Bahamas, Canada, Cayman Islands, Croatia, Denmark, France, Hungary, Monaco, Spain, Switzerland, United Kingdom, and USA in USA v. Julius Csurgo and Anthony Korculanic at the U. S. District Court for the Southern District of New York.

Point Investments Ltd.: Chapter 15 Petition

Chapter 15 Petition for Recognition of a Foreign Main Proceeding in Bermuda by Andrew Childe, Richard Lewis, and Matthew Clingerman, as the Foreign Representatives of Point Investments Ltd., a Bermuda company whose ultimate beneficiaries include Robert Brockman, a businessman in the United States who is currently awaiting trial for an alleged $2 billion tax fraud scheme involving Point Investments and other entities in Bermuda, British Virgin Islands, Cayman Islands, Nevis, and Switzerland, filed at the U. S. Bankruptcy Court for the District of Delaware.

Elizabeth Chung v. Intertrust (Bahamas) Ltd. et al: Complaint

Complaint involving allegations of fraud against David Chung in Elizabeth Y. Chung, of Clara County, California v. Chung Peng Chih-Mei, described as a citizen of China residing in Taiwan, and Intertrust (Bahamas) Limited, of the Bahamas, at the U. S. District Court for the Northern District of California.

MetaQuotes Ltd. et al v. MetaQuotes Software Corp. et al: TRO Application

Plaintiffs' ex parte application for a temporary restraining order in MetaQuotes Ltd., of Cyprus, and MetaQuotes Software Corp., of the Bahamas v. MetaQuotes Software Corp., of California; Standard Fintech Consulting Inc., of California; FXCA Markets Limited, of California; Peijie Liu, and Jian He at the U. S. District Court for the Central District of California.

MetaQuotes Ltd. et al v. MetaQuotes Software Corp. et al: Complaint

Complaint "to stop defendants ... from using Plaintiffs' trademark as part of a criminal enterprise to confuse the Real MetaQuotes customers into unintentionally paying money to the Counterfeit MetaQuotes and to immediately freeze the assets of Counterfeit MetaQuotes’, Counterfeit FXCA, Peijie Lu, and Jian Hein" in MetaQuotes Ltd., of Cyprus, and MetaQuotes Software Corp., of the Bahamas v. MetaQuotes Software Corp., of California; Standard Fintech Consulting Inc., of California; FXCA Markets Limited, of California; Peijie Liu, and Jian He at the U. S. District Court for the Central District of California.

USA v. Ronald Thomas: Criminal Information

Criminal Information alleging tax fraud in USA v. Ronald L. Thomas, described as "a United States citizen who lived in Wellington, Florida, and intermittently Dubai, United Arab Emirates" and was "an independent contractor for a United States Department of Defense contractor as a Country Manager in Kabul, Afghanistan", "a Project Director in Oman for the Middle East", and a "paid consultant to a Mexican oil and gas joint venture", at the U. S. District Court for the District of Columbia.

Hound Partners Offshore Fund LP et al v. Mohawk Industries Inc. et al: Complaint

Complaint alleging "a fraudulent scheme and racketeering conspiracy" in Hound Partners Offshore Fund LP, of the Cayman Islands; Hound Partners Long Master LP, of the Cayman Islands; Hound Partners Concentrated Master LP, of the Cayman Islands, and Blackwell Partners LLC - Series A v. Mohawk Industries Inc., Jeffrey S. Lorberbaum, Frank H. Boykin, and Brian Carson at the U. S. District Court for the Northern District of Georgia.

Base Media Technology Group Ltd. v. Remington ‘Bill’ Chase et al: Complaint (‘Film Finance Fraud’)

Complaint alleging "Defendant Remington Chase and Defendant Kevin Robl engaged in a complex scheme to defraud their investors, claiming that the funds they raised would be used to finance film projects by Plaintiff Base Media Technology Group Limited, when in fact they were siphoning off most of the funds for their own use" in Base Media Technology Group Limited, of China v. Remington 'Bill' Chase, described as "a former child actor and well-known'“bridge financier'"; Kevin Robl, Production Capital Corp., Production Capital LLC, Production Capital Entertainment Inc., Production Capital LLC, Production Capital Legacy Partners LP, Friends of Production Capital, Friends of Production Capital II LLC, The Production House Ltd., Production House of Cinema Inc., Production House International LLC, Knightsbridge Entertainment, Inc., Chasing Air Inc., Base FXD ART Production LLC, of Dubai, in the United Arab Emirates; Base FX Inc., and Base Productions Trinidad, of Trinidad and Tobago, at the U. S. District Court for the Central District of California.

tZERO Crypto Inc. v. Brett Buckman: Complaint

Complaint objecting to discharge of debt involving an alleged cryptocurrency-based fraud in tZERO Crypto Inc., of Utah v. Brett Buckman, of Bel Air, Maryland, at the U. S. District Court for the District of Maryland.
Drio Item, Julius Capital Bank

Swiss lawyer Dario Item lied to obtain Antigua banking license, judgment shows

Madrid-based Swiss lawyer Dario Item, 49, who serves as Antigua and Barbuda's Ambassador to Spain, Liechtenstein, and Monaco, lied to Antigua's financial regulator when successfully applying for a bank license in 2018, apparently to conceal an investigation in Labuan that led to his corporate disqualification and the closure of his bank there the following year, OffshoreAlert can reveal.

Zouzar Bouka et al v. Symbion Power Services U.S. Inc. et al: Discovery Application

Application by Zouzar Bouka, described as a citizen of France and an "entrepreneur and investor"; Vision Indian Ocean SA, of Madagascar, and ViMa Real Estate Sarl, of Madagascar, to take discovery from Symbion Power Services U.S. Inc., Symbion Power LLC, Symbion Power Holdings LLC, Symbion Power Africa LLC, Symbion Energy Holdings Ltd., and Paul Hinks for use a "contemplated proceeding in France" and a "criminal proceeding in Madagascar" regarding "Respondents' participation in a multi-million-dollar theft from the Mandroseza Power Plant, a project designed to bring reliable electricity to Madagascar, and their subsequent sale of interests in the Plant contrary to their contractual obligations and Malagasy law", filed at the U. S. District Court for the Southern District of New York.

Poland: TD Bank NA et al (‘Romance Fraud’)

Application for the appointment of a Commissioner to collect evidence from TD Bank NA and Wells Fargo Bank NA - pursuant to a request for judicial assistance from Poland - for a criminal investigation into suspected fraud by an "unknown subject(s)".

Ursula Capital Partners LP v. Crowe UK LLP: Complaint (‘Old Akazoo Fraud’)

Complaint alleging "the false written and oral representations made by Crowe that caused Plaintiffs to invest tens of millions of dollars into a company whose supposed business was essentially a complete fiction with fictional revenues, fictional expenses and fictional assets", identified as Akazoo Limited, a.k.a. Old Akazoo, in Ursula Capital Partners LP v. Crowe UK LLP, a British accounting firm, at the U. S. District Court for the Northern District of Georgia.

Belgium: 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 Belgium - for a criminal investigation into "Unknown Subjects for internet fraud and money laundering".
SPI Investment Fund

Swiss asset manager Marc-André Pépin accused of fraud by Cayman’s SPI Investment Fund

In a winding-up petition, Swiss investment manager Marc-André Pépin has been accused of "fraudulent misconduct and mismanagement" by Cayman Islands-domiciled SPI Investment Fund SPC, whose investors' funds have allegedly ended up in questionable arrangements with entities operated by Prudent Group, Dennis Klemming, and Jacob Gitman, all of Miami, Florida.

USA v. Diogo Coelho: Extradition Affidavit

Affidavit in Support of Request for Extradition of Diogo Santos Coelho from the United Kingdom to the United States to face charges of fraud and identity theft involving "RaidForums", whose "website served as a platform where members could solicit for sale, sell, and purchase contraband", in USA v. Diogo Santos Coelho, described as a citizen and resident of Portugal, at the U. S. District Court for the Eastern District of Virginia.

Aberdeen City Council et al v. SEC: Motion to Compel Subpoena Compliance (‘Under Armour Securities Fraud’)

Motion to Compel Compliance With Subpoena regarding an investigation into alleged securities fraud by Under Armour Inc. and related parties in Aberdeen City Council, as Administrating Authority for the North East Scotland Pension Fund, of Scotland; Monroe County Employees' Retirement System, of Michigan, and KBC Asset Management NV, of Belgium v. U. S. Securities and Exchange Commission at the U. S. District Court for the District of Columbia.

G Esports Holding GmbH v. BDVL OÜ: Complaint (‘$5.2M NFT Fraud’)

Complaint alleging fraud in G Esports Holding GmbH, d.b.a., G2 Esports, of Germany, described as "one of the world's leading esports' organizations, with a high-profile roster of esports teams and content creators" v. BDVL OÜ, of Estonia, d.b.a. Bondly Sports, described as "a company utilizing blockchain technologies for the development of non-fungible tokens", at the Superior Court of the State of California, County of Los Angeles.

Vincenzo Peccarino v. Grab Holdings Ltd. et al: Class Action Complaint

Class Action Complaint alleging fraud in Vincenzo Peccarino v. Grab Holdings Limited, described as a Cayman Islands-domiciled, Singapore-based company that "offers a superapp that operates primarily across the deliveries, mobility, and digital financial services sectors in Southeast Asia"; Anthony Tan, Peter Oey at the U. S. District Court for the Southern District of New York.

USA v. Diogo Coelho: Second Superseding Indictment

Second Superseding Indictment alleging fraud and identity theft involving "RaidForums", whose "website served as a platform where members could solicit for sale, sell, and purchase contraband," in USA v. Diogo Santos Coelho, described as a citizen and resident of Portugal, at the U. S. District Court for the Eastern District of Virginia.

Germany: Rainer von Holst

Complaint to extradite Rainer von Holst from the United States to Germany to face allegations of investment fraud, filed at the U. S. District Court for the District of New Jersey.

USA v. John van Arem et al: Criminal Indictment (‘$4.9M Securities Fraud’)

Criminal Indictment alleging securities fraud and money laundering in USA v. John Alexander van Arem, of Ontario, Canada; Anthony Graeme Goldstein, of Ontario, Canada; Lynn Richard Hinds, of Arizona; Donovon Stiltner, of Florida and Ohio; Igor James Weisbrot, of Florida; Wayne Scott Simpson, of Florida, and Stanley Herbert Johnson, of California, at the U. S. District Court for the Southern District of Florida.

SEC v. Francis Biller et al: Complaint

Complaint alleging "the Defendants schemed to operate a call center in Medellin, Colombia through which they used high pressure sales tactics fraudulently to sell the stocks of numerous small United States-based public companies to United States investors" in U. S. Securities and Exchange Commission v. Francis Biller, described as a citizen of Canada residing in Colombia; Raymond Dove, described as a citizen of Canada residing in Japan; Chester Alvarez, described as a citizen of the USA residing in Colombia and Oakland Park, Florida, USA; Troy Gran-Brooks, described as a citizen of Canada residing in Colombia or Canada, and Justin Plaizier, described as a citizen of the Netherlands residing in Colombia or Canada, as Defendants, and Lia Patricia Sepulveda Salazar, Edward Lopez Giraldo, Edward Clarke, and Shredderz International Corp., of Saint Kitts and Nevis, as Relief Defendants, at the U. S. District Court for the Eastern District of New York.

Arkansas Teacher Retirement System v. Clarivate Plc et al: Class Action Complaint

Class Action Complaint alleging securities fraud bleichmarin Arkansas Teacher Retirement System v. Clarivate Plc, described as "an information services and analytics company" domiciled in Jersey, in the Channel Islands, and based in London, England; Jerre Stead, Richard Hanks, Sheryl von Blucher, Kosty Gillis, Balakrishnan S. Iyer, Nicholas Macksey, Anthony Munk, Jane Okun Bomba, Charles J. Neral, Richard W. Roedel, Christine Archbold, Citigroup Global Markets Inc., BofA Securities Inc., RBC Capital Markets LLC, Barclays Capital Inc., HSBC Securities (USA) Inc., JPMorgan Securities LLC, and PricewaterhouseCoopers LLP at the U. s. District Court for the Eastern District of New York.

Adrian Hyde et al v. Gregory King: Judgment

Judgment regarding an application to prevent an automatic discharge from bankruptcy in Adrian Hyde and Edgar Lavarello, as Joint Trustees of Gregory King v. Gregory Hugh Colin King at Gibraltar Supreme Court.

USA v. Ronald Bauer et al: Criminal Indictment

Criminal Indictment alleging securities fraud and money laundering involving individuals or entities in or from Antigua and Barbuda, Bulgaria, Canada, Cayman Islands, Croatia, Denmark, Monaco, Switzerland, United Kingdom, and USA in USA v. Ronald Bauer, Craig Auringer, Petar Mihaylov, and Daniel Ferris, at the U. S. District Court for the Southern District of New York.

Michael Gabriele et al v. Enigma-Bulwark Ltd. et al: Complaint

Complaint alleging fraud in Michael Gabriele, of Pennsylvania; David Rocke, of Bermuda, and Leafy Lane Limited, of the British Virgin Islands v. Enigma-Bulwark Ltd., Enigma-Bulwark Risk Management Inc., Edward W. Withrow III, and Calli Bucci at the U. S. District Court for the Central District of California.

Dreamr Labs Ltd. v. Delchain Ltd. et al: Complaint (‘$20M Crypto Claim’)

Complaint for $20 million alleging fraud and breach of contract involving crypto in Dreamr Labs Limited, of the Bahamas v. Delchain Limited, of the Bahamas; Deltec Bank & Trust Limited, of the Bahamas; Bruno Macchialli, of Porte Vedra, Florida; Suisse Finance Holdings, of Switzerland, and Richard Iamunno, of Boca Raton, Florida, at the U. S. District Court for the Eastern District of New York.

TradeInvest Asset Management Company (BVI) Ltd. et al v. Beau Wrigley Jr. et al: Complaint

Complaint alleging investment fraud in TradeInvest Asset Management Company (BVI) Ltd., of the British Virgin Islands; First Ocean Enterprises SA, of Cyprus, and Techview Investments Ltd., of the British Virgin Islands v. William 'Beau' Wrigley Jr., James Holmes, James Whitcomb, SH Parent Inc., d.b.a. Parallel; Surterra Holdings Inc., Green Health Endeavors LLC, PE Fund LP, and Robert 'Jake' Bergmann at the U. S. District Court for the Southern District of Florida.