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NY-based participant in deal to buy Bermuda Commercial Bank sued again

A participant in a group that has received regulatory approval to purchase Bermuda Commercial Bank was sued by American Express two months ago over an allegedly unpaid credit card debt of $64,854 - the latest of several allegations of indebtedness against Logan Sugarman over the last 20 years.

Malta FSA cancels AIS Capital’s investment license

The Malta Financial Services Authority has cancelled the investment license of AIS Capital Management Investment Fund SICAV PLC, whose directors are Briton Paul Chandler and American/Maltese Richard Wight.

New lawsuit against Delaware affiliate of Bermuda crypto firm Uulala

A Delaware company controlled by the California-based head of Bermuda cryptocurrency firm Uulala, Oscar Garcia, is being sued for allegedly defaulting on an agreement to pay $700,000 to settle a lawsuit brought by minority shareholder Gustavo Lopez, who claimed that Garcia swindled him.

Founder of LSE-listed, Russian online bank arrested for suspected US tax fraud

Russian businessman Oleg Tinkov has been arrested in London after being indicted for tax fraud in California for allegedly failing to disclose his $1 billion beneficial ownership of, and $199 million income from, a London Stock Exchange-listed online bank via three BVI companies when renouncing his U.S. citizenship in 2013.

‘Billion Dollar’ crypto gold firm sued for unpaid rent of $6,632

Scotia International of Nevada, which claims to own gold worth billions of dollars as part of a cryptocurrency-based investment fraud by Bermuda/Canada-domiciled Arbitrade and Delaware-domiciled Dignity Holdings, is being sued for unpaid rent of $6,632 in Utah. It's the fifth lawsuit against the SION group over the last eight months.

Canadian Troy Hogg sues Hong Kong-based crypto exchange HitBTC

Canadian Troy Hogg, who perpetrated a cryptocurrency scam via his Bermuda-domiciled Arbitrade group, is suing a Hong Kong-based Bitcoin exchange known as HitBTC, alleging it has failed to redeem C$1.18 million of Bitcoin he claims to own.

Guernsey FSC fines and bans Louvre Fund Services & Directors

The Guernsey Financial Services Commission has imposed financial penalties totaling £203,000 and/or corporate bans regarding fund administrator Louvre Fund Services Limited and four of its directors, Kevin Gilligan, Charles Tracy, Derek Baudains, and Julian Lane.

Briton David Rae sentenced for money laundering in US

Despite a recommended imprisonment range of 57 to 71 months under a plea agreement, British national David Rae was sentenced at federal court in New Jersey on Friday to "time served" and deported back to the United Kingdom for money laundering.

US investigations firm Diligence sues British ex-CEO Nick Day for ‘fraud’

US-based investigations and intelligence firm Diligence is suing its British recently-resigned CEO, Nicholas Day, for allegedly misappropriating its Swiss "subsidiary", part of a broader dispute between Diligence's majority owner, Cayman-domiciled Information Security Investment Co., and its senior management, comprising Day, in Geneva; Mike Baker, in New York, and Trefor Williams, in London.
Minette Coetzee and Paul Segal

EXPOSED: Symtomax Group’s fraudulent €12M Bond Offering

A €12 million bond offering by British nationals Minette Coetzee, a.k.a. Minette Compson, and Paul Segal via their Symtomax Group for a purported medical cannabis production facility in Portugal is fraudulent, OffshoreAlert can reveal. The scheme involves entities and individuals in the BVI, Canada, Dubai, England, Gibraltar, Morocco, Netherlands, Panama, Portugal, Scotland, Spain, South Africa, and Switzerland.

Fraud charges filed over Cayman firm’s $30M ICO

Criminal and regulatory charges alleging fraud have been brought in New Jersey against Canadian Boaz Manor and Israeli attorney Edith Pardo regarding a $30 million Initial Coin Offering by BCT Inc. SEZC, of the Cayman Islands.

Petition to wind up British £40M fraud firm Privilege Wealth Plc

Nearly two years after their appointment and having run out of cash, the Joint Administrators of Britain's Privilege Wealth Plc have applied to wind up the company, which collapsed after its £40 million-plus investment fraud was exposed by OffshoreAlert.

Briton David Rae pleads guilty to money laundering in US

U.K. national David Rae, who was exposed by OffshoreAlert in 2012 for his role in a £100 million investment fraud by Cayman Islands-domiciled Axiom Legal Financing Fund, has pleaded guilty to money laundering in New Jersey regarding unrelated health care fraud schemes.

Swiss crypto exchange Lescovex targeted by financial regulator

The Swiss Financial Market Supervisory Authority has warned the public that cryptocurrency exchange Lescovex Exchange SA - whose principal is Spaniard Vicent Nos Ripolles - is suspected of conducting unauthorized financial activity.

US affiliate of Malta bank accused of massive fraud by SEC

New York-based, Cayman Islands-administered investment adviser International Investment Group LLC, which is affiliated with Malta's IIG Bank, with both owned by a bankrupt fund in Curaçao, committed "a string of frauds to cover up tens of millions of dollars in losses", the SEC has alleged.

$150M lawsuit alleges crypto fraud by parties in Antigua, BVI, Hong Kong & US

A complaint for damages of $150M for alleged cryptocurrency futures trading fraud and the operation of an unlicensed money transmitting business has been filed against individuals and companies in Antigua, British Virgin Islands, Hong Kong, and the United States, including Alameda Research and FTX Trading.

Fraud alleged in €79M ‘security token’ dispute between Cayman firms

Cayman Islands financial advisory Outcrop Capital, which is owned by a former resident of Russia now living in Israel, claims to have been swindled out of bonds with a nominal value of €79.8 million in a "security token" deal with Russian-controlled, Cayman firm Versatile Chain.

Blockchain firm Skrumble sued in Cayman for alleged unpaid fees

A Cayman Islands affiliate of Canadian blockchain and communication technology firm Skrumble Technologies is being sued in Cayman over alleged unpaid fees owed to the operator of a special economic zone for innovators and entrepreneurs.

Insolvent Cayman discount broker OneTRADEx accused of impropriety

Insolvent Cayman Islands online discount broker OneTRADEx Ltd. allegedly illegally received $851,396 in "commissions and profit sharing" by borrowing cash from U.S. lender Stockloan Solutions using a client's assets as security without the client's "knowledge or authorization".