Money Laundering

Jersey: James Patrick Gorton Baker

Application for the appointment of a Commissioner to collect evidence from Bank of America - pursuant to a request for judicial assistance from Jersey, in the Channel Islands - for a criminal investigation into James Patrick Gorton Baker for suspected money laundering involving the proceeds of an "investment scam".

JSC BTA Bank v. Bank of America et al: Discovery Application (‘$7.5B Fraud’)

Application by JSC BTA Bank, of Kazakhstan, to take discovery from The Clearing House Payments Company LLC and "thirteen intermediary banks", namely Bank of America NA, Bank of China, The Bank of New York, BNP Paribas USA, Citibank NA, Commerzbank AG, Deutsche Bank Trust Company, HSBC Bank USA NA, JPMorgan Chase Bank NA, Société Générale AG, Standard Chartered Bank, UBS AG, and Wells Fargo Bank NA regarding Saint Vincent and the Grenadines-domiciled Panolos Limited for use in legal proceedings in England "against BTA Bank's former chairman, and primary shareholder, Mukhtar Ablyazov, upon BTA Bank's discovery that Ablyazov had illegally misappropriated as much as $7.5 Billion of BTA Bank’s assets and subsequently laundered the proceeds through multiple financial institutions all over the world", filed at the U. S. District Court for the Southern District of New York.

Taiwan v. Tammie Yang: Freeze Application

Application by the USA, on behalf of Taiwan, to freeze assets in the name of Yu-Chen Yang, a.k.a. Tammie Yang, at JPMorgan Chase & Co. that are believed to be the proceeds of bank fraud, filed at the U. S. District Court for the District of Columbia.

USA v. Maydaisy Corporation: Forfeiture Complaint

Forfeiture Complaint in USA v. $1 million in the name of Cayman Islands-domiciled Maydaisy Corporation at Forex Capital Markets Ltd. at the U. S. District Court for the Southern District of New York.

Switzerland: Frost Bank et al

Application for the appointment of a Commissioner to collect evidence from BB&T Bank, SunTrust Bank, Western Alliance Bank, and Comerica Bank - pursuant to a request for judicial assistance from Switzerland - for use in a criminal investigation into "unknown subject(s) for fraud and money laundering" involving "pre-IPO shares" in "the online lodging marketplace company Airbnb".

Mashreqbank PSC: $100M Fine

Consent Order in which Mashreqbank PSC, of Dubai, in the United Arab Emirates, agreed to pay a fine of $100 million to the New York State Department of Financial Services for regulatory breaches involving "USD transactions of the Bank relating to Sudan".

USA v. Jorge Cherrez Miño et al: Criminal Indictment

Criminal Indictment alleging conspiracy to commit money laundering and bribery of a public official in Ecuador and involving companies in Panama in USA v. Jorge Cherrez Miño, described as a citizen of Ecuador who managed "U.S. Investment Fund Companies", and John Luzuriaga Aguinaga, described as a citizen of Ecuador who was "Risk Director" of the Instituto de Seguridad Social de la Policia Nacional, a.k.a. ISSPOL, at the U. S. District Court for the Southern District of Florida.

United Arab Emirates: Centennial Bank

Application for the appointment of a Commissioner to collect evidence from Centennial Bank - pursuant to a request for judicial assistance from the United Arab Emirates - for a criminal investigation into "at least 17 known and unknown defendants" for suspected fraud and money laundering that, inter alia, allegedly involved the use of "deep voice" technology to simulate the voice of a company director.

USA v. Alvaro Pulido Vargas et al: Criminal Indictment

Criminal Indictment alleging money laundering involving bribery in Venezuela in USA v. Alvaro Pulido Vargas, a.k.a. German Enrique Rubio Salas, a citizen of Colombia; Jose Gregorio Vielma Mora, a citizen of Venezuela and a former Governor of the Venezuelan State of Tachira; Emmanuel Enrique Rubio Gonzalez, a citizen of Colombia; Carlos Rolando Lizcano Manrique, a citizen of Colombia, and Ana Guillermo Luis, a citizen of Spain and Venezuela, at the U. S. District Court for the Southern District of Florida.

USA v. Tochukwu Abel Edeh: Criminal Indictment

Criminal Indictment alleging conspiracy "to launder the proceeds of online investment fraud schemes and to operate an unlicensed money transmitting business to transfer the proceeds of criminal offenses, including wire fraud" in USA v. Tochukwu Abel Edeh, described as a citizen of Nigeria, at the U. S. District Court for the District of Massachusetts.

Israel: Dror Dahan et al

Application for the appointment of a Commissioner to collect evidence from Lightspeed Financial Services Group LLC - pursuant to a request for judicial assistance from Israel - for use in a criminal investigation into Dror Dahan and Hadar Dahan for suspected fraud and money laundering.
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Three indicted in NY for ‘$155M Biscayne Capital fraud’

Three men have been indicted in New York for allegedly perpetrating a $155 million fraud and money laundering scheme involving entities in or from Argentina, Bahamas, Belgium, Bermuda, British Virgin Islands, Cayman Islands, Ecuador, Germany, Switzerland, Uruguay, and the United States.

USA v. Luis Berkman: Criminal Information

Criminal Information alleging conspiracy to commit money laundering regarding a bribery scheme involving Bolivia in USA v. Luis Berkman at the U. S. District Court for the Southern District of Florida.

USA v. Roberto Cortes et al: Criminal Indictment

Criminal Indictment alleging conspiracy to commit wire fraud, bank fraud and money laundering involving entities in or from Argentina, Bahamas, Belgium, Bermuda, British Virgin Islands, Cayman Islands, Ecuador, Germany, Switzerland, Uruguay, and the United States in USA v. Roberto Gustavo Cortes Ripalda, described as a citizen of Ecuador and the U.S.; Fernando Haberer Bergson, described as a citizen of Germany and Uruguay and a resident of Argentina, and Ernesto Heraclito Weisson Pazmino, described as a citizen of Ecuador and the U.S., at the U. S. District Court for the Eastern District of New York.

USA v. Jorge Nobrega: Criminal Indictment

Criminal Indictment alleging conspiracy to violate the International Emergency Economic Powers Act, conspiracy to commit money laundering, and money laundering involving entities in Australia, Thailand, and Venezuela in USA v. Jorge Luis Nobrega Rodriguez at the U. S. District Court for the Southern District of Florida.

USA v. Shahrukh Razzak: Arrest

Arrest of Shahrukh Razzak regarding an indictment for fraud and money laundering alleging several defendants "exported nearly $100 million worth of Apple and Samsung products into the United Arab Emirates and Hong Kong grey markets" that were obtained "through acts of robbery, fraud, or theft" in USA v. Shahrukh Razzak at the U. S. District Court for the Eastern District of Texas.

USA v. Jorge Nobrega: Criminal Complaint

Criminal Complaint alleging conspiracy to violate International Emergency Economic Powers Act, conspiracy to commit money laundering, and money laundering involving Petróleos de Venezuela SA, a.k.a. PDVSA, and "millions of dollars of transfers on behalf of the Venezuelan Government" in USA v. Jorge Nobrega at the U. S. District Court for the Southern District of Florida.

Lithuania: Aleksandrs Mirakovskis et al

Application for the appointment of a Commissioner to collect evidence from T-Mobile, Comcast, Cingular Wireless, and Metro PCS Communications - pursuant to a request for judicial assistance from  Lithuania - for a criminal investigation into "Aleksandrs Mirakovskis, Kim House, Jim Murray, Alexis Morales, and other unknown subjects for fraud, money laundering, and related offenses".

USA v. Naman Wakil: Criminal Indictment

Criminal Indictment alleging conspiracy to violate the Foreign Corrupt Practices Act and conspiracy to commit money laundering "by bribing Venezuelan officials to obtain and retain contracts and other business advantages, including obtaining payment on multi-million dollar contracts with entities and instrumentalities controlled by the Venezuelan government" in USA v. Naman Wakil, described as a citizen of Syria and permanent resident of the United States who used accounts "in the Cayman Islands, Switzerland, Panama, and elsewhere to promote the illegal bribery scheme and to conceal the nature and purpose of the proceeds", at the U. S. District Court for the Southern District of Florida.

Mongolia: Corruption MLAT

Application for the appointment of a Commissioner to collect evidence - pursuant to a request for judicial assistance from Mongolia - for a criminal investigation into an unidentified "Mongolian citizen that worked as a senior official at a state-owned company from approximately 2013 to 2016" for suspected "money laundering and illicit enrichment".

USA v. Anthony Stimler: Criminal Information

Criminal Information alleging conspiracy to violate the Foreign Corrupt Practices Act and money laundering regarding an alleged bribery scheme involving individuals and entities in or from the British Virgin Islands, Cyprus, Israel, Mexico, Nigeria, Spain, Switzerland, United Kingdom, and USA in USA v. Anthony Stimler, a citizen of the United Kingdom who worked as a trader, at the U. S. District Court for the Southern District of New York.

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.

Holdwave Trading Ltd.: Chapter 15 Petition

Chapter 15 Petition for Recognition of a Foreign Man Proceeding in England by Nicholas Wood, Colin Diss, and Michael Leeds, as the Foreign Representatives of Holdwave Trading Limited, which allegedly "took part in laundering the proceeds of a significant, complex, and multinational fraud believed to have been committed against SCB [Standard Chartered Bank] (and other banks) originating with one of its customers, Winsome Diamonds and Jewellery Limited" and, inter alia, involved activity in England, India, the United Arab Emirates, and the USA,, filed at the U. S. Bankruptcy Court for the Southern District of Florida.

Oceanroad Global Services Ltd.: Chapter 15 Petition

Chapter 15 Petition for Recognition of a Foreign Man Proceeding in England by Nicholas Wood, Colin Diss, and Michael Leeds, as the Foreign Representatives of Oceanroad Global Services Limited, which allegedly "took part in laundering the proceeds of a significant, complex, and multinational fraud believed to have been committed against SCB [Standard Chartered Bank] (and other banks) originating with one of its customers, Winsome Diamonds and Jewellery Limited" and, inter alia, involved activity in England, India, the United Arab Emirates, and the USA, filed at the U. S. Bankruptcy Court for the Southern District of Florida.

USA v. Roman Sterlingov: Criminal Indictment

Criminal Indictment alleging money laundering and operating an unlicensed money transmitting business known as "Bitcoin Fog" in USA v. Roman Sterlingov, a citizen of Russia residing in Sweden, at that U. S. District Court for the District of Columbia.

USA v. Jesus Gabriel Rodriguez, Jr.: Criminal Complaint

Criminal Complaint alleging conspiracy "to commit money laundering by sending billions of dollars from the United States to Latin America and the Caribbean with the intent to promote the carrying on of organized criminal activity, including illegal gold mining, gold smuggling and the entry of goods into the U.S. by false means and statements, and narcotics trafficking" in a scheme that, inter alia, involved the Cayman Islands, Curaçao, and Venezuela in USA v. Jesus Gabriel Rodriguez, Jr. - Criminal Complaint - U. S. District Court for the Southern District of Florida - June 14, 2021

USA v. Rajpreet Kaur et al: Criminal Complaint

Criminal Complaint alleging fraud and money laundering in USA v. Rajpreet Kaur, Jasminder Singh, and Mandeep Singh, described as citizens of India residing in the USA, at the U. S. District Court for the Eastern District of New York.

USA v. Denis Sotnikov: Plea Agreement

Plea Agreement regarding allegations of investment fraud and money laundering in USA v. Denis Sotnikov, a citizen of Russia residing in the United States, at the U. S. District Court for the District of New Jersey.

USA v. Denis Sotnikov: Criminal Information

Criminal Information alleging investment fraud and money laundering in USA v. Denis Sotnikov, described as a citizen of Russia residing in Florida, USA, at the U. S. District Court for the District of New Jersey.

Portugal: PNC Bank et al

Application for the appointment of a Commissioner to collect evidence from PNC Bank, N.A. and First Tennessee Bank, N.A. - pursuant to a request for judicial assistance from Portugal - for a criminal investigation into fraud and money laundering.

USA v. Bank Julius Baer: Criminal Information

Criminal Information alleging Bank Julius Baer conspired to launder bribes to soccer officials for the rights to the World Cup, Copa Libertadores, and Copa América soccer tournaments in a scheme allegedly involving individuals in or from Argentina, Bolivia, Brazil, Chile, Paraguay, and Uruguay in USA v. Bank Julius Baer & Co. Ltd., of Switzerland, at the U. S. District Court for the Eastern District of New York.

USA v. Bank Julius Baer: Deferred Prosecution Agreement

Deferred Prosecution Agreement regarding an alleged scheme to launder the proceeds of bribery involving soccer organizations FIFA, CONMEBOL, and others in USA v. Bank Julius Baer & Co. Ltd., of Switzerland, at the U. S. District Court for the Eastern District of New York.

Czech Republic: Jana Amba Cervena

Application for the appointment of a Commissioner to collect evidence from Cannon Federal Credit Union - pursuant to a request for judicial assistance from the Czech Republic - for a criminal investigation into Jana Amba Cervena for suspected money laundering.

USA v. Arturo Carlos Murillo Prijic: Criminal Complaint

Criminal Complaint for allegedly conspiring to launder the proceeds of corruption in Bolivia in USA v. Arturo Carlos Murillo Prijic, described as "a citizen of bolivia and the Minister of Government of Bolivia", at the U. S. District Court for the Southern District of Florida.

USA v. Luis Berkman et al: Criminal Complaint

Criminal Complaint alleging conspiracy to commit money laundering involving "bribery of a public official and public servant" in USA v. Luis Berkman, a citizen of the United States; Bryan Samuel Berkman, a citizen of the United States; Philip Lichtenfeld, a United Sates citizen of the United States residing in Argentina, and Sergio Rodrigo Mendez Mendizabal, described as "a citizen of Bolivia who served as an official in the Bolivian Ministry of Government from at least in or around 2019 through at least in or around 2020", at the U. S. District Court for the Southern District of Florida.

Gupta Family Group Alliance: UK SFO Investigation

News Release by the United Kingdom's Serious Fraud Office that it is investigating Gupta Family Group Alliance for "suspected fraud, fraudulent trading and money laundering", including "its financing arrangements with Greensill Capital UK Ltd.".

Liechtenstein: Manfred Fent et al

Application for the appointment of a Commissioner to collect evidence from JPMorgan Chase Bank - pursuant to a request for judicial assistance from Liechtenstein - for a criminal investigation into Manfred Fent, Franco Seren Gay, Gerald Hoop, Robert Seaman III, Monument Group AG and Monument Foundation for "serious fraud, money laundering, and related offenses".

Brazil: Carlos Antonio Lemos da Fonseca et al

Application for the appointment of a Commissioner to collect evidence from Ocean Bank - pursuant to a request for judicial assistance from Brazil - for a criminal investigation into "Carlos Antonio Lemos da Fonseca, Brasita Cigarros Industria e Comercio Ltda., and other individuals for six offenses, specifically, tax fraud, false statement, falsification of public seal or sign, criminal organization, unauthorized exchange operation, and money laundering".

USA v. Juan Carlos Balaguerra Villamizar: Criminal Information

Criminal Information alleging money laundering conspiracy involving "purported proceeds of bribes paid to Brazilian public officials" in USA v. Juan Carlos Balaguerra Villamizar at the U. S. District Court for the Southern District of New York.

USA v. Aurelia Infrastructure Inc.: Forfeiture Complaint

Forfeiture Complaint in USA v. All Funds in a Merrill Lynch account in the name of Aurelia Infrastructure Inc., of the British Virgin Islands, that are allegedly associated with the laundering of the proceeds narcotics trafficking by "organizations based in Mexico and elsewhere" at the U. S. District Court for the Southern District of New York.

USA v. Roman Sterlingov: Criminal Complaint

Criminal Complaint alleging money laundering and unlicensed money transmission involving a "darknet money laundering service" called "Bitcoin Fog" in USA v. Roman Sterlingov, described as a citizen of Russia and Sweden, at the U. S. District Court for the District of Columbia.

Tatiana Akhmedova v. Farkhad Akhmedov et al: Judgment

Judgment for hundreds of millions of dollars in favor of a "wife" who "has been the victim of a series of schemes designed to put every penny of the Husband's wealth beyond her reach" involving individuals, companies, and structures in Bermuda, Cyprus, Dubai, England, France, Isle of Man, Liechtenstein, Luxembourg, Panama, Russia, and Switzerland in Tatiana Akhmedova v. Farkhad Teimur Ogly Akhmedov, a citizen of Russia; Woodblade Limited, of Cyprus; Cotor Investment SA, of Panama; Qubo 1 Establishment, of Liechtenstein; Qubo 2 Establishment, of Liechtenstein; Straight Establishment, of Liechtenstein; Avenger Assets Corporation, of Panama; Counselor Trust Reg, of Liechtenstein, as Trustee of certain Trusts; Sobaldo Establishment, of Liechtenstein, as Trustee of certain Trusts; Temur Akhmedov, described as "a British citizen who lives in London", and Borderedge Limited, of Cyprus, at the High Court of Justice, for England and Wales.