Fraud

Belgium FPSF v. Michelle Investments LLC Pension Plan et al: ‘€6M Tax Fraud’ Complaint

Complaint for €6 million alleging "a fraudulent scheme that caused FPSF Belgium to pay large amounts of money to putative entities in the United States claiming to be owed tax refunds relating to corporate dividends" in Kingdom of Belgium Federal Public Service Finance v. Michelle Investments LLC Pension Plan, of New York; Richard Markowitz, of New York; John van Merkensteijn, of New York; FGC Securities LLC, of New York; Alicia Colodner, of New York, and Stephen Wheeler, of New Jersey, at the U. S. District Court for the Southern District of New York.

Belgium FPSF v. Delvian LLC Pension Plan et al: ‘€6.3M Tax Fraud’ Complaint

Complaint for €6.3 million alleging "a fraudulent scheme that caused FPSF Belgium to pay large amounts of money to putative entities in the United States claiming to be owed tax refunds relating to corporate dividends" in Kingdom of Belgium Federal Public Service Finance v. Delvian LLC Pension Plan, of New York; Alicia Colodner, of New York; Richard Markowitz, of New York; John van Merkensteijn, of New York; FGC Securities LLC, of New York, and Stephen Wheeler, of New Jersey, at the U. S. District Court for the Southern District of New York.

Belgium FPSF v. AOI Pension Plan et al: ‘€5.9M Tax Fraud’ Complaint

Complaint for €5.9 million alleging "a fraudulent scheme that caused FPSF Belgium to pay large amounts of money to putative entities in the United States claiming to be owed tax refunds relating to corporate dividends" in Kingdom of Belgium Federal Public Service Finance v. AOI Pension Plan, of New York; Adam LaRosa, of New Jersey; Matthew Stein, of New York; FGC Securities LLC, of New York, and Stephen Wheeler, of New Jersey, at the U. S. District Court for the Southern District of New York.

Kai Jochims v. Oatly Group AB et al: Class Action Complaint

Class Action Complaint alleging securities fraud in Kai Jochims v. Oatly Group AB, described as a Swedish company that "describes itself as the world's original and largest oatmilk company"; Toni Petersson, Christian Hanke, Fredrik Berg, Steven Chu, Ann Chung, Bernard Hours, Hannah Jones, Mattias Klintemar, Po Sing (Tomakin) Lai, Eric Melloul, Björn Öste, Frances Rathke, Yawen Wu, and Tim Zhang at the U. S. District Court for the Southern District of New York.

Donald Ramsey v. Coinbase Global Inc. et al: Class Action Complaint

Class Action Complaint alleging "Offering Materials were inaccurate and misleading" and "contained untrue statements of material facts" in Donald Ramsey v. Coinbase Global Inc., of Delaware, described as "the largest cryptocurrency exchange in the United States"; Brian Armstrong, Alesia J. Haas, Jennifer N. Jones, Surojit Chatterjee, Paul Grewal, Marc L. Andreessen, Frederick Ernest Ehrsam III, Kathryn Haun, Kelly Kramer, Gokul Rajaram, Fred Wilson, AH Capital Management LLC, Paradigm Fund LP, Ribbit Management Company LLC, Tiger Global Management LLC, Tiger Global Management LLC, Union Square Ventures LLC, and Viserion Investment Pte Ltd., of Singapore, at the U. S. District Court for the Northern District of California.

USA v. Riccardo Spagni: Extradition Complaint

Complaint for the extradition of Riccardo Paolo Spagni from the USA to South Africa to face allegations of fraud, filed at the U. S. District Court for the Middle District of Tennessee.

Romania: Lucian Mazilu

Complaint to extradite Lucian Mazilu from the USA to Romania so that he can serve a five-year prison sentence after being convicted "in abstentia" of tax fraud and money laundering, filed at the U. S. District Court for the Middle District of Florida.

USA v. Samuel Mancini: Criminal Complaint

Criminal Complaint alleging securities fraud involving individuals and companies in or from Italy and the United States that "fraudulently obtained more than approximately $10 million fro victims" in USA v. Samuel J. Mancini, a.k.a. Samuel Gamel, described as a resident of Denver, Colorado, at the U. S. District Court for the District of New Jersey.

SEC v. Outdoor Capital Partners LLC et al: Complaint

Complaint alleging securities fraud involving "three Italian cycling companies" in U. S. Securities and Exchange Commission v. Outdoor Capital Partners, LLC and Samuel J. Mancini, as Defendants, and OCP Italia Fund LLC, OCPITALUS LLC, and Diana L. Mancini, as Relief Defendants, at the U. S. District Court for the District of New Jersey.

Uralsib Bank v. Citibank et al: Discovery Application

Application by Uralsib Bank PJSC, of Russia, to take discovery from Citibank, N.A., The Bank of New York Mellon, Société Générale, New York Branch; HSBC Bank USA, N.A., BNP Paribas USA, JPMorgan Chase Bank, N.A., Barclays Bank Plc, Deutsche Bank Trust Co. Americas, The Bank of Nova Scotia, New York Agency; UBS AG, Bank of America, N.A., Standard Chartered Bank US, Commerzbank AG, New York Branch, The Clearing House Payments Company, LLC, Paypal, Inc., and MoneyGram Payment Systems, Inc. for use in legal proceedings in Russia "to recover a debt" of $4.3 million allegedly owed by Denis Smyslov, filed at the U. S. District Court for the Southern District of New York.

Bavaguthu Shetty et al v. Bank of Baroda et al: Complaint

Complaint for more than $7 billion "brought by two victims of Defendants' massive financial fraud surrounding NMC Health Plc and its related entities" that was "exposed when an investigative market research firm, Muddy Waters Research LLC, released a report questioning the integrity of NMC's audited financials" in Dr. Bavaguthu Raghuram Shetty and Neopharma LLC v. Bank of Baroda, of New York; Credit Europe Bank NV, of the Netherlands; Ernst & Young Global Limited, of England; Ernst & Young EMEIA Limited, of England; Prasanth Manghat, Promoth Manghat, Suresh Kumar Vadakke Kootala, and Suresh Kumar Nandiraju, all of India, at the Supreme Court of the State of New York, County of New York.

USA v. 60 Bitcoins: Forfeiture Complaint

Forfeiture Complaint regarding the "proceeds of a wire fraud scheme to steal, among other things, cryptocurrency using a cell phone SIM-swapping scheme" that allegedly involved Colton Jurisic, Ricky Handschumacher, and Conor Freeman in USA v. 60.20371501 Bitcoins at the U. S. District Court for the Eastern District of Michigan.

USA v. Federal Express et al: Order

Order granting a petition for Leave to Serve 'John Doe' Summonses as part of an IRS investigation into U.S. taxpayers who are suspected of tax evasion using the services of Panama Offshore Legal Services in USA v. Federal Express Corporation, a.k.a. FedEx Express; Fed Ex Ground Package System, Inc., a.k.a. FedEx Ground; DHL Express (USA), Inc., United Parcel Service, Inc., the Federal Reserve Bank of New York, The Clearing House Payments Company LLC, HSBC Bank USA, N.A., Citibank, N.A., Wells Fargo Bank, N.A., and Bank of America, N.A. at the U. S. District Court for the Southern District of New York.

Portugal: Bank of America (July 2021)

Application for the appointment of a Commissioner to collect evidence from Bank of America - pursuant to a request for judicial assistance from Portugal - for use in a criminal investigation into "unknown subjects for fraud, illegal access, and forgery".

Maroki Property Ltd. et al v. Caryn Hodge et al: Discovery Application

Application by Maroki Property Ltd. and Tortola Concrete Ltd., both of the British Virgin Islands, to take discovery from Caryn Hodge, described as a "realtor/broker employed by Blue Sky Real Estate, Inc.", and Blue Sky Real Estate Inc. for use contemplated legal proceedings in the British Virgin Islands "against Blue Sky Real Estate, Inc. for, inter alia, deceit, breach of trust, dishonest assistance, and/or conspiracy" regarding the sale of "two parcels of land located on Virgin Gorda, BVI" for $1.344 million, filed at the U. S. District Court for the District of The Virgin Islands.

Pedro Balderas v. 360 DigiTech Inc. et al: Class Action Complaint

Class Action Complaint alleging securities fraud in Pedro Balderas v. 360 DigiTech Inc., described as a Cayman Islands-domiciled, China-based company that "operates a digital consumer finance platform under the 360 Jietiao brand in the People's Republic of China" in Haisheng Wu, Jiang Wu, and Zuoli Xu at the U. S. District Court for the Southern District of New York.

SEC v. Mikhail Kokorich: Complaint

Complaint alleging fraud in U. S. Securities and Exchange Commission v. Mikhail Kokorich, described as a citizen of Russia residing in Switzerland who "since 2018 has faced repeated adverse determinations from U.S. government agencies for national security reasons", at the U. S. District Court for the District of Columbia.

Momentus Inc. et al: $8M Penalties

Administrative Order by the U. S. Securities and Exchange Commission imposing penalties of $8 million on Momentus Inc., Stable Road Acquisition Corp., SRC-NI Holdings LLC, and Brian Kabot for alleged securities fraud involving, inter alia, Mikhail Kokorich, described as "a Russian citizen residing in Switzerland".

SingularDTV GmbH v. John Doe: Complaint

Complaint alleging fraud and computer hacking in SingularDTV GmbH, described as a New York-based Swiss company "that uses blockchain technology to create a decentralized distribution ecosystem for the entertainment and film industries" v. John Doe at the U. S. District Court for the Southern District of New York.

AJ Ruiz Consultoria Empresarial SA et al v. BBVA et al: Complaint

Complaint "for unjust enrichment on behalf of thousands of creditors of the Schahin Group - a Brazilian oil and gas conglomerate with subsidiaries around the world, including in the United States - to recover more than $465 million that Defendants unlawfully obtained at those creditors' expense" in AJ Ruiz Consultoria Empresarial S.A., solely as Judicial Administrator and foreign representative of Schahin Holding S/A; Agropecuária Alto do Turiassú Ltda; Agropecuária Maranhense S/A; Âmbar Empreendimentos e Participações S/C Ltda; Aquática Comunicações Ltda; Base Engenharia e Serviços De Petróleo e Gás S/A; Base Petróleo e Gas S/A; Companhia Ms De Participações; Companhia Schahin de Ativos; Companhia Schahin Securitizadora de Créditos Financeiros S/S Ltda; Construtora Mogno Ltda; Deep Black Drilling LLP; Foxborough Participações Ltda; Habitécnica Participações S/A; Habitécnica S/A Empreendimentos Imobiliários, Administração E Planejamento; HBF Participações Ltda; HHS Participações S/A; Intelis Automação e Controle Ltda; MTS Participações Ltda; S&S Holding Elétrica S/A; S2 Participações Ltda; Satasch Participações Ltda; SCH 14 Sondas de Produções Marítimas S/A; SCH07 Participações Ltda; SCH08 Participações Ltda; SCH13 Participações Ltda; SCH15 Participações Ltda; Schahin Administração e Informática Ltda; Schahin Ativos Companhia Schahin Securitizadora de Créditos Financeiros S/A; Schahin Capital SPE 1 S/A; Schahin Capital SPE 2 S/A; Schahin Desenolvimento Imobiliário S/A; Schahin Empreendimentos Imobiliários Ltda; Schahin Energia S/A; Schahin Participações Ltda; Schahin Securitizadora De Créditos Financeiros S/A; and SM Participações S/A v. Banco Bilbao Vizcaya Argentaria, S.A.; Banco Bilbao Vizcaya Argentaria, S.A., Grand Cayman Branch; Caterpillar Financial Services Corporation; Crédit Industriel et Commercial; Deutsche Bank AG, London Branch; Deutsche Bank Trust Company Americas; Hamburg Commercial Bank AG; Intesa Sanpaolo, S.p.A., New York Branch; Itau BBA International Plc; Mitsubishi Corporation; Mitsubishi UFJ Lease & Finance (U.S.A.) Inc.; Mizuho Bank, Ltd.; MS Drillship I S.A.; Nomura Corporate Funding Americas, LLC; Shinhan Bank; Standard Chartered Bank; and UniCredit Bank AG at the U. S. District Court for the Southern District of New York.

Kohli Pratyush v. Full Truck Alliance Co. Ltd. et al: Class Action Complaint

Class Action Complaint in Kohli Pratyush v. Full Truck Alliance Co. Ltd., described as a Cayman Islands-domiciled, China-based "digital freight platform that connects shippers with truckers to facilitate shipments in the People's Republic of China"; Peter Hui Zhang, Simon Chong Cai, Colleen A. DeVries, Morgan Stanley & Co., LLC, China International Capital Corporation Hong Kong Securities Limited, of Hong Kong; Goldman Sachs (Asia) LLC, of Hong Kong, and Cogency Global Inc., of New York, at the U. S. District Court for the Eastern District of New York.

Jatin Chopra v. DiDi Global Inc. et al: Class Action Complaint

Class Action Complaint alleging securities fraud in Jatin Chopra v. DiDi Global Inc., f.k.a. Xiaoju Kuaizhi Inc., described as a Cayman Islands-domiciled, China-based company that "purports to be the world's largest mobility technology platform. Its four key components are: shared mobility, auto solutions, electronic mobility, and autonomous driving"; Will Wei Cheng, Alan Yue Zhuo, Jean Qing Liu, Stephen Jingshi Zhu, Zhiyi Chen, Martin Chi Ping Lau, Kentaro Matsui, Adrian Perica, Daniel Yong Zhang, Goldman Sachs (Asia) LLC, Morgan Stanley & Co. LLC, JPMorgan Securities LLC, BoFA Securities Inc., Barclays Capital Inc., China Renaissance Securities (Hong Kong) Limited, China International Capital Corporation Hong Kong Securities Limited, Citigroup Global Markets Inc., Guotai Junan Securities (Hong Kong) Limited, HSBC Securities (USA) Inc., UBS Securities LLC, BOCI Asia Limited, BOCOM International Securities Limited, CCB International Capital Limited, CLSA Limited, CMB International Capital Limited, Futu Inc., ICBC International Securities Limited, Mizuho Securities USA LLC, and Tiger Brokers (NZ) Limited at the U. S. District Court for the Southern District of New York.

SEC v. Jonathan Mimun et al: Complaint

Complaint alleging "a multi-million dollar scheme to defraud retail investors in the United States through the unregistered offer and sale of security-based binary options from at least December 2014 through June 2017" that, inter alia, involved Porter Finance and Dalton Finance in U. S. Securities and Exchange Commission v. Jonathan Mimun, a.k.a. Yoni Mimun, a.k.a. Jonathan Maymon, described as "a Canadian citizen residing in Israel", and Ronn BenHarav at the U. S. District Court for the District of Nevada.

Keyla Bell v. Kanzhun Ltd. et al: Class Action Complaint

Class Action Complaint alleging securities fraud in Keyla D. Bell v. Kanzhun Limited, described as a Cayman Islands-domiciled, China-based operator of "an online recruitment platform, BOSS, which is a mobile-native product that promotes instant direct chats between employers and job seekers, delivers matching results, and is powered by proprietary artificial intelligence"; Peng Zhao, Yu Zhang, Xu Chen, and Tao Zhang at the U. S. District Court for the District of New Jersey.

SEC v. Eric Watson et al: Complaint

Complaint in U. S. Securities and Exchange Commission v. Eric J. Watson, described as "a New Zealand citizen and believed to be a resident of London, United Kingdom"; Oliver-Barret Lindsay, described as "a Canadian citizen and resident of Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada" and, during the relevant period, "principal of CMGT Capital Management, a Cayman Islands-exempt broker-dealer registered with the Cayman Islands Monetary Authority", and Gannon Giguiere, described as a resident of Newport Coast, California" who "owned and operated TheMoneyStreet.com, a stock promotion website", at the U. S. District Court for the Southern District of New York.

SEC v. Apostolos Trovias: Complaint

Complaint alleging "a deceptive scheme to offer and sell what he called "insider trading tips" on Dark Web marketplaces to purchasers seeking an unfair advantage when trading securities in the public markets" in U. S. Securities and Exchange Commission v. Apostolos Trovias, described as a citizen and resident of Greece, at the U. S. District Court for the Southern District of New York.

Marko Busic v. Orphazyme A/S et al: Class Action Complaint

Class Action Complaint alleging securities fraud in Marko Busic v. Orphazyme A/S, of Denmark, described as "a biopharmaceutical company that develops therapies for the treatment of neurodegenerative orphan diseases"; Christophe Bourdon, Kim Stratton, Anders Vadsholt, Thomas Blaettler, Molly Painter, Georges Gemayel, Bo Jesper Hansen, Martin Bonde, Rémi Droller, Sten Verland, Martijn Kleijwegt, Anders Hedegaard, Catherine Moukheibir, and Carrolee Barlow at the U. S. District Court for the Northern District of Illinois.

Fort Worth Employees’ Retirement Fund v. James River Group Ltd. et al: Class Action Complaint

Class Action Complaint alleging securities fraud regarding "a new type of insurance policy that covered Rasier LLC, a subsidiary of the ride-sharing company Uber Technologies, Inc" in Employees' Retirement Fund of the City of Fort Worth, d.b.a. Fort Worth Employees' Retirement Fund v. James River Group Holdings Ltd., described as "a Bermuda-based holding company that owns and operates a group of specialty insurance and reinsurance companies"; Robert P. Myron, J. Adam Abram, Frank N. D'Orazio, and Sarah C. Doran at the at the U. S. District Court for the Eastern District of Virginia.

US SEC charges trio with fraud involving Long Blockchain Corp.

The U.S. SEC has charged three people, including a Canadian former resident of the Cayman Islands, Oliver-Barret Lindsay, and a New Zealander residing in England, Eric Watson, with fraud involving publicly-listed Long Blockchain Corp., formerly Long Island Iced Tea Corp.

Blackbird Capital LLC v. SION Trading FZE et al: Plaintiff’s Motion to File First Amended Complaint

Plaintiff's Motion to File First Amended Complaint alleging a "widespread fraudulent scheme perpetrated by Defendants in which they conspired to induce would-be borrowers to transfer significant funds to them as deposits on purported large-scale commercial loans" in Blackbird Capital LLC, described as "a real estate development company based in Des Moines, Iowa" v. Worth Group Capital LLC, of Wyoming; Justin Ely, of Utah; Halls Law Office, of Idaho; Scotia International of Nevada, Inc., of Utah; SION Trading FZE, of Ral Al Khaimah, of the United Arab Emirates; Max Warren Barber, of Utah; NaPo Limited, described as "a company located and incorporated in Bridgetown, Barbados, and Saint Lucia"; Nikolas Korakianitis, described as a citizen of Canada; GT Foundation, described as "a private interest foundation founded in Panama City, Panama" that "may have an office in London, England and/or New York", and Kumar Singh, described as a resident of New York, at the U. S. District Court for the District of Utah.

Universal Life Insurance Company v. Global Growth Holdings Inc. et al: Complaint

Complaint that "arises out of a massive fraudulent scheme devised by Defendant Greg E. Lindberg and co-conspirators" and allegedly involved companies in Bermuda, Cayman Islands, Ireland, Malta, and the USA in Universal Life Insurance Company v. Global Growth Holdings Inc., Eli Global LLC, Greg E. Lindberg, UBS Financial Services Inc., Treatment Resources of Margate Inc., Alpine Capital LLC, Itech Funding LLC, Standard Financial Limited, of Malta; Academy Financial Assets LLC, Atlas Financial Investments LLC, Capital Asset Management I LLC, Global Insurance Capital LLC, Standard Advisory Services Ltd., of Malta; Triton Financial Limited, of Ireland; Hutchison Law Group PLLC, Satori Waters LLC, CSI Interco LLC, Forsyth LLC, Kite Asset Management Inc., Carnation Three LLC, Flowery Branch LLC, Goldman Sachs Bank USA, Morgan Stanley Senior Funding LLC, Verdesian Life Sciences LLC, Goldman Sachs Lending Partners LLC, Credit Suisse AG Cayman Islands Branch, AGH Parent LLC, Daisy Seven LLC, Dahlia Ten LLC, Tybee Island Asset Management Inc., Augusta Asset Management Inc., Pershing LLC, Macon LLC, Parallel Capital Assets LLC, Capital Asset Management II LLC, Standard Investment Capital Ltd., of Malta; New England Capital LLC, Global Bankers Insurance Group LLC, RevolverCap Partners Fund LP, Capital Assets Management III LLC, BLH Capital LLC, Netherlands Insurance Holdings Inc., Iron City Asset Management Inc., Hampton Asset Management Inc., Jackson Asset Management Inc., Chris Herwig, Bryn Mawr Trust Company, Begonia Eight LLC, CBI Group LLC, CBIG Capital LLC, and CBIG Holdings Inc. at the U. S. Bankruptcy Court for the Southern District of New York.

Rafaela Espinal v. DiDi Global Inc. et al: Class Action Complaint

Class Action Complaint alleging securities fraud in Rafaela Espinal v. DiDi Global Inc., formerly Xiaoju Kuaizhi Inc., described as a Cayman Islands company based in China that "purports to be the world's largest mobility technology platform"; Will Wei Cheng, Alan Yue Zhuo, Jean Qing Liu, Stephen Jingshi Zhu, Zhiyi Chen, Martin Chi Ping Lau, Kentaro Matsui, Adrian Perica, Daniel Yong Zhang, Goldman Sachs (Asia) LLC, Morgan Stanley & Co. LLC, JPMorgan Securities LLC, BoFA Securities Inc., Barclays Capital Inc., China Renaissance Securities (Hong Kong) Limited, China International Capital Corporation Hong Kong Securities Limited, Citigroup Global Markets Inc., Guotai Junan Securities (Hong Kong) Limited, HSBC Securities (USA) Inc., UBS Securities LLC, Bocci Asia Limited, BOCOM International Securities Limited, CCB International Capital Limited, CLSA Limited, CMB International Capital Limited, Futu Inc., ICBC International Securities Limited, Mizuho Securities USA LLC, and Tiger Brokers (NZ) Limited at the U. S. District Court for the Southern District of New York. Editor's Note: Research by OffshoreAlert at the Cayman Islands General Registry showed that the directors of DiDi Global Inc. were identified as Adrian Perica, Zhiyi Chen, Wei Cheng, Chi Ping Martin Lau, Qing Liu, Matsui Kentaro, Yong Zhang, and Jingshi Zhu.

Diversified Real Estate Development Ltd. et al v. Deutsche Bank AG et al: Complaint

Complaint on behalf of entities in Bermuda, British Virgin Islands and Cayman Islands "to recover damages from Defendants for their participation in a global fraud that resulted in hundreds of millions of dollars of investor losses, looting of the Companies on a massive scale, and the creation of staggering liabilities for the Companies" in Michael Pearson, Andrew Childe, and Anna Silver, as Joint Official Liquidators of Diversified Real Estate Development Ltd. (in Official Liquidation), GMS Global Market Step Up Note Ltd. (in Official Liquidation), Preferred Income Collateralized Interest Ltd. (in Official Liquidation), Sentinel Investment Fund SPC (in Official Liquidation), SG Strategic Income Ltd. (in Official Liquidation), Sports Aficionados Ltd. (in Official Liquidation), Vanguardia Group Inc. (in Official Liquidation), and Michael Pearson, as Liquidator of Sentinel Mandate and Escrow Ltd. (in Liquidation), Vanguardia Holdings Ltd. (in Liquidation), Spyglass Investment Management Ltd. (in Liquidation), North Pointe Holdings (BVI) Ltd. (in Liquidation), Biscayne Capital Holdings Limited (in Creditor Voluntary Liquidation), and Biscayne Capital (B.V.I.) Ltd. (in Liquidation) v. Deutsche Bank AG, Deutsche Bank AG (London Branch), Deutsche Bank Luxembourg S.A., Deutsche Bank AG (New York Branch), Deutsche Bank Switzerland, Deutsche Bank Trust Companies Americas at the U. S. District Court for the Southern District of Florida.

JenCap Helmet et al v. HQP Corporation Ltd.: Amended Winding Up Petition

Amended Winding Up Petition alleging fraud in JenCap Helmet, a Cayman Islands company; DCM Ventures China Fund (DCM VIII), L.P., DCM VIII, L.P., and DCM Affiliates Fund VIII, L.P., all of Menlo Park, California v. HQP Corporation Limited, described as "the principal entity of a group of companies founded in Shanghai, Mainland China by Alex Chen Xi", at the Grand Court of the Cayman Islands.

Heng Cheong Pacific Ltd. et al: Chapter 15 Petition

Chapter 15 Petition for Recognition of a Foreign Main Proceeding in the British Virgin Islands by Cosimo Borrelli and Meade Malone, as the Foreign Representatives of Heng Cheong Pacific Limited, World-Wide Investment Services Limited, and New Century Properties Limited, at the U. S. Bankruptcy Court for the District of Utah.

USA v. Jeremy McAlpine: Plea Agreement

Plea Agreement regarding an allegedly fraudulent digital assets scheme involving Belize-domiciled Dropil Inc. in USA v. Jeremy David McAlpine at the U. S. District Court for the Central District of California.

USA v. Zachary Matar: Plea Agreement

Plea Agreement regarding an allegedly fraudulent digital assets scheme involving Belize-domiciled Dropil Inc. in USA v. Zachary Michael Matar at the U. S. District Court for the Central District of California.

JenCap Helmet et al v. HQP Corporation Ltd.: Winding Up Petition

Winding Up Petition alleging fraud in JenCap Helmet, a Cayman Islands company; DCM Ventures China Fund (DCM VIII), L.P., DCM VIII, L.P., and DCM Affiliates Fund VIII, L.P., all of Menlo Park, California v. HQP Corporation Limited, described as "the principal entity of a group of companies founded in Shanghai, Mainland China by Alex Chen Xi", at the Grand Court of the Cayman Islands.

USA v. Jeremy McAlpine et al: Criminal Information

Criminal Information alleging securities fraud involving initial coin offerings and Belize-domiciled Dropil Inc. in USA v. Jeremy David McAlpine and Zachary Michael Matar at the U. S. District Court for the Central District of California.

Amec Foster Wheeler Energy Ltd.: SFO Announcement of £103M DPA

News Release by the United Kingdom's Serious Fraud Office entitled "SFO enters into £103M DPA with Amec Foster Wheeler Energy Limited" regarding "the use of corrupt agents in the oil and gas sector" involving an alleged scheme involving Brazil, India, Malaysia, Nigeria, and Saudi Arabia.

Goce Gligorov v. Nation of Brunei et al: Complaint

Complaint for "an amount of not less than $400 million" alleging racketeering in Goce Gligorov, described as "a Slovenian national and businessman" v. Nation of Brunei, Brunei Investment Agency, described as "an arm of the Brunei Ministry of Finance"; Audley & Anton Property Management Limited, "based in London"; Sultan Hassanal Bolkiah, described as "concurrently Prime Minister, Foreign Minister, Defense Minister, Finance Minister and the head of Islam in Brunei"; Crown Prince of Brunei Al-Muhtadee Billah, described as "the eldest son of Sultan Hassanal Bolkiah and his wife Queen Saleha"; Dorchester Collection, "headquartered in London, U.K, is owned by the Brunei Investment Agency"; The Dorchester Group LLC, which, together with Dorchester Collection, "owns luxury hotels around the globe, including the Beverly Hills Hotel and Hotel Bel-Air in California"; Seven Properties AG, of Switzerland; PG Yusof Sepluddin, who "ran defendant Seven Properties AG"; Pehin Nawawi, described as "the Personal Confidential Secretary to the Sultan"; Pehin Yasmin, described as "the Minister for Energy in the Brunei Government ... who was also the Brunei Head of Intelligence"; HJ Zainal, described "ampjer ,ajor Brunei government figure"; HJ Aziyan, described as "the Brunei High Commissioner in London" during the "relevant period", and Pernigran (PG) Anak Haji Abdul Aziz, described "the head of Royal Protocol in Brunei" during the "relevant period", at the U. S. District Court for the District of Columbia.

SEC v. Sean Wygovsky: Complaint

Complaint alleging "a fraudulent front-running scheme perpetrated by Wygovsky, a trader at a major Canada-based asset management firm, in several brokerage accounts held in the United States in the names of Wygovsky's close family members" in U. S. Securities and Exchange Commission v. Sean Wygovsky, described as a U.S. citizen residing in Toronto, Canada, at the U. S. District Court for the Southern District of New York.

USA v. Sean Wygovsky: Criminal Complaint

Criminal Complaint alleging securities fraud by an employee of "a Canadian asset management firm" in USA v. Sean Wygovsky at the U. S. District Court for the Southern District of New York.

Directors signed ‘declaration of solvency’ for ‘insolvent’ Cayman fund, say liquidators

Directors in the Bahamas and British Virgin Islands - Boisy Roberts and Trevor Liburd - signed a declaration of solvency for an apparently insolvent Cayman Islands mutual fund so it could go into voluntary liquidation despite its assets being frozen one day earlier after the Fund was sued by the U.S. SEC for allegedly perpetrating a $106 million fraud, say the Fund's liquidators.