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USA v. Oleg Deripaska et al: Criminal Indictment (‘Russia Sanctions Violations’)

Criminal Indictment alleging conspiracy to violate the International Emergency Economic Powers Act, destruction of records, and false statements in USA v. Oleg Vladimirovich Deripaska, a.k.a. Oleg Mukhamedshin, described as a citizen of Russia; Olga Shriki, described as "a naturalized United States citizen living in the United States"; Natalia Mikhaylovna Bardakova, described as a citizen of Russia, and Ekaterina Olegovna Voronina, a.k.a. Ekaterina Lobanova, described as a citizen of Russia, at the U.S. District Court for the Southern District of New York.

Kuramo Capital Management LLC et al v. Elizabeth Seruma: Complaint (‘Unjust Enrichment’)

Complaint alleging conversion, unjust enrichment, and aiding and abetting breach of fiduciary duty in Kuramo Capital Management LLC, of Delaware; Kuramo Africa Opportunity Master Fund II LP, Kuramo Africa Opportunity Master Co-Investment Vehicle III LP, and Kuramo Africa Opportunity Agribusiness Vehicle LP, all of the Cayman Islands v. Elizabeth Seruma, described as "the wife of one of Kuramo's long-time investment managers—an individual named Larry Seruma", at the Superior Court of New Jersey, Mercer County.

Caterpillar Créditor v. American Express: Discovery Application (Curaçao Proceedings)

Application by Caterpillar Crédito, Sociedad Anónima de Capital Variable, Sociedad Financiera de Objeto Múltiple, Entidad Regulada to take discovery from American Express Company for use in legal proceedings in Curaçao “brought by Mrs. Carolina Elizabeth Várady de Bellosta … to annul two personal guarantees given by Mrs. Bellosta’s husband, Carlos Marcelino Jose Bellosta Pallares to Caterpillar Crédito”, described as a citizen of Venezuela residing in Curaçao, filed at the U.S. District Court for the Southern District of New York.

Voyager Digital Holdings Inc. v. Adam Lavine et al: Complaint & TRO Motion

Complaint and Emergency Motion for a Temporary Restraining Order alleging "threats and actions carried out by two disgruntled former employees of the Debtors" in Voyager Digital Holdings Inc., Voyager Digital Ltd., and Voyager Digital LLC v. Adam Lavine and Shingo Lavine at the U.S. Bankruptcy Court for the Southern District of New York.

SEC v. Matthew Nicosia et al: Complaint (‘Penny Stock Fraud’)

Complaint alleging "fraudulent schemes to sell publicly traded stock to retail investors" involving "penny stocks" issued by Odyssey Group International, Inc., Scepter Holdings, Inc., and CannaPharmaRx, Inc. in U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission v. Matthew Nicosia, William 'Rocky' Reininger, Fabrizio Di Carlo, described as a citizen and resident of Canada, and Ronald Touchard at the U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of New York.

Nexo Capital Fund SPC: Directors

Director Details for Nexo Capital Fund SPC, obtained from the Cayman Islands General Registry on September 27th, 2022.

Nexo Capital SEZC: Directors

Director Details for Nexo Capital SEZC, obtained from the Cayman Islands General Registry on September 27th, 2022.

Nexo Capital Inc.: Directors

Director Details for Nexo Capital Inc., obtained from the Cayman Islands General Registry on September 27th, 2022.

Nexo Inc.: Directors

Director Details for Nexo Inc., obtained from the Cayman Islands General Registry on September 27th, 2022.

USA v. 0.24247794 Bitcoin et al: Forfeiture Complaint (Avinash Pal)

Forfeiture Complaint regarding the proceeds of "a transnational criminal organization running an exploitation of elderly and social engineering scam" that were seized from a wallet at Binance crypto exchange in the name of Avinash Pal in USA v. 0.24247794 Bitcoin and 38,616.40303284 Tether at the U.S. District Court for the District of South Carolina.

Caterpillar Crédito v. Banco San Juan Internacional: Discovery Application (Curaçao Proceedings)

Application by Caterpillar Crédito, Sociedad Anónima de Capital Variable, Sociedad Financiera de Objeto Múltiple, Entidad Regulada to take discovery from Banco San Juan Internacional for use in legal proceedings in Curaçao "brought by Mrs. Carolina Elizabeth Várady de Bellosta ... to annul two personal guarantees given by Mrs. Bellosta's husband, Carlos Marcelino Jose Bellosta Pallares to Caterpillar Crédito", described as a citizen of Venezuela residing in Curaçao, filed at the U.S. District Court for the District of Puerto Rico.

Nexo Inc. et al: Cease and Desist Order (Oklahoma)

Cease and Desist Order by the Oklahoma Department of Securities against Nexo Financial LLC, of Delaware; Nexo Inc., of the Cayman Islands, and Nexo Capital Inc., of the Cayman Islands, which collectively operate a crypto lending platform.

New York AG v. Nexo Inc. et al: Complaint

Complaint for "acting as unregistered securities brokers or dealers and/or commodities broker-dealers" in New York Attorney General v. Nexo Inc. and Nexo Capital Inc., both of the Cayman Islands, which operate a crypto lending platform, at the Supreme Court of the State of New York, County of New York.

Nexo Inc. et al: Cease and Refrain Oder (California)

Cease and Refrain Order by the California Department of Financial Protection and Innovation against Nexo Group, which "comprises business entities organized primarily in European countries and territories"; Nexo Inc., of the Cayman Islands, and Nexo Capital Inc., of the Cayman Islands, which collectively "a crypto platform that offers crypto interest accounts, self-directed and over-the-counter trade execution, and lending, borrowing, and exchange services".

USA v. 726,602.61971034 Tether: Forfeiture Complaint (Manprett Singh)

Forfeiture Complaint regarding the proceeds of "a transnational criminal organization running an exploitation of elderly and social engineering scam" that were seized from a wallet in the name of Manprett Singh at Binance crypto exchange "by agents with the United States Secret Service during an investigation into in USA v. 726,602.61971034 Tether at the U.S. District Court for the District of South Carolina.

SEC v. James Patten et al: Complaint

Complaint alleging securities fraud involving Makamer Holdings, Inc., formerly Hometown International, Inc., and EZRaider Co., formerly E-Waste Corporation, in U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission v. James T. Patten, Peter L. Coker, Sr., and Peter L. Coker, Jr., described as a resident of Hong Kong, at the U.S. District Court for the District of New Jersey.

SEC v. Jason Sugarman: Judicial Assistance (David Ezekiel, Mark Waddington & Valor Group Ltd.)

Order "issuing letters rogatory for International Judicial Assistance to the Supreme Court of Bermuda, requesting assistance to compel the production of documents and oral examinations for use at trial of David Ezekiel and Mark Waddington, and the production of documents from Valor Group, Ltd." for an enforcement action regarding Jason Sugarman's "fraudulent scheme to steal $43 million from unwitting pension funds to finance the acquisition of a global financial conglomerate of European and Bermuda insurers, and investment advisers based in Virginia and Connecticut" in U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission v. Jason Sugarman at the U.S. District Court for the Southern District of New York.

Nexo Inc. et al: Cease and Desist Order (Vermont)

Ex Parte Order to Cease and Desist by the State of Vermont Department of Financial Regulation in re. Nexo Inc., of the Cayman Islands; Nexo Capital Inc., of the Cayman Islands, and Nexo Financial LLC, a Delaware entity based in London, England, collectively described as "a financial services company that generates revenue by providing, deploying, and investing digital assets and virtual currencies".

Caterpillar Crédito v. Mastercard Inc. et al: Discovery Application (Curaçao Proceedings)

Application by Caterpillar Crédito, Sociedad Anónima de Capital Variable, Sociedad Financiera de Objeto Múltiple, Entidad Regulada to take discovery from Mastercard Inc. and Visa Inc. for use in legal proceedings in Curaçao "brought by Mrs. Carolina Elizabeth Várady de Bellosta ... to annul two personal guarantees given by Mrs. Bellosta's husband, Carlos Marcelino Jose Bellosta Pallares to Caterpillar Crédito", described as a citizen of Venezuela residing in Curaçao, filed at the U.S. District Court for the District of Delaware.

Nancy Maeshiro v. Yatsen Holding Ltd. et al: Class Action Complaint

Class Action Complaint in Nancy Maeshiro v. Yatsen Holding Limited, described as "a China-based holding company engaged in the production and sale of cosmetics and skincare products"; Jinfeng Huang, Yuwen Chen, Jianhua Lyu, Donghao Yang, Sidney Xuande Huang, Bonnie Yi Zhang, Colleen A. DeVries, Cogency Global Inc., Hillhouse Capital, Goldman Sachs (Asia) LLC, Morgan Stanley & Co. LLC, China International Capital Corporation Hong Kong Securities Limited, China Renaissance Securities (Hong Kong) Limited, FUTU Inc., and Tiger Brokers (NZ) Limited at the U.S. District Court for the Southern District of New York.

Hexin Global Ltd. et al v. Singularity Future Technology Ltd. et al: Complaint (‘6M Fraud’)

Complaint "to recover damages caused by Defendants' common law fraud and statutory violations of the federal securities laws as well as breaches of contract" in Hexin Global Limited, of the British Virgin Islands, and Viner Total Investments Fund, described as a Cayman Islands entity based in Hong Kong v. Singularity Future Technology Ltd., formerly Sino-Global Shipping America Ltd.; Yang 'Leo' Jie, described as an alleged "fugitive wanted by Chinese law enforcement officials for perpetrating a $300 million Ponzi scheme"; Jing 'Angela' Shan, Tuo 'Tina' Pan, and Lei Cao at the U.S. District Court for the Southern District of New York.

PT Garuda Indonesia (Persero) Tbk: Chapter 15 Petition

Chapter 15 Petition for Recognition of a Foreign Main Proceeding in Indonesia by Irfan Setiaputra and Prasetio Prasetio, as the Foreign Representatives of PT Garuda Indonesia (Persero) Tbk, described as "the national airline of Indonesia", filed at the U.S. Bankruptcy Court for the Southern District of New York.

Core Compass Ltd. v. Evolve Bank & Trust: Discovery Application (Serbia Proceedings)

Application by Core Compass Limited, described as "a Hong Kong-registered company that provides payment consulting services to internet businesses", to take discovery from Evolve Bank & Trust for use in legal proceedings in Serbia alleging misappropriation by Boom Financial Management d.o.o., filed at the U.S. District Court for the Western District of Tennessee.

Malta: Yorgen Fenech et al (‘Dark Web Firearms Purchase’)

Application for the appointment of a Commissioner to collect evidence from crypto exchanges Poloniex and Coinbase - pursuant to a request for judicial assistance from Malta - for a criminal investigation into Maltese businessman Yorgen Fenech and Maltese lawyer Aron Mifsud Bonnici for "the unlawful acquisition of firearms".

Colorado Bankers Life Insurance Company et al v. PB Life and Annuity Co. Ltd. et al: Complaint

Complaint in Colorado Bankers Life Insurance Company, Southland National Insurance Corporation, Bankers Life Insurance Corporation, and Southland National Reinsurance Corporation v. PB Life and Annuity Co. Ltd., Northstar Financial Services (Bermuda) Ltd., Omnia Ltd., and PB Investment Holdings Ltd., all of Bermuda, at the U.S. Bankruptcy Court for the Southern District of New York.

MGI Capital (Suisse) AG: Public Warning

Public Warning by the Swiss Financial Market Supervisory Authority that MGI Capital (Suisse) AG is "suspected of conducting unauthorised activities in the financial market".

Aspen Asset Management AG: Public Warning

Public Warning by the Swiss Financial Market Supervisory Authority that Aspen Asset Management AG is "suspected of conducting unauthorised activities in the financial market".

China Financial Services Holdings Ltd. v. Citibank NA et al: Discovery Application (‘Hong Kong Proceedings’)

Application by China Financial Services Holdings Ltd., of Hong Kong, 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., Well Fargo Bank, N.A., Deutsche Bank Trust Co. Americas, UBS AG, Bank of America, N.A., Bank of China, New York Branch; Standard Chartered Bank US, and Commerzbank AG, New York Branch, for use in legal proceedings in Hong Kong against Luo Rui and Guan Zueling, a.k.a. Guan Xue Ling, alleging fraud that caused losses totaling RMB1.37 billion ($198 million), filed at the U.S. District Court for the Southern District of New York.

USA v. 14.77997889 Ethereum: Forfeiture Complaint (‘Crypto Fraud Involving Efeoghene Oboghenemiepha’)

Forfeiture Complaint regarding the proceeds of an alleged crypto fraud in USA v. 14.77997889 Ethereum seized from an account at Binance crypto exchange in the name of Efeoghene Greatnes Oboghenemiepha, described as the holder of a Nigerian driver's license who appears to operate from Nigeria and South Africa, filed at the U.S. District Court for the Southern District of Illinois.

SEC v. Michael Weiss: Complaint (Insider Trading-Ernst & Young Clients)

Complaint alleging "insider trading by Defendant in the stock of four Ernst & Young LLP clients or prospective clients made while he was employed as an EY Business Development Director" in U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission v. Michael Weiss at the U.S. District Court for the Southern District of New York.

New York AG v. Donald Trump et al: Complaint (‘$250M Fraud’)

Complaint alleging "numerous acts of fraud and misrepresentation in the preparation of Mr. Trump’s annual statements of financial condition" that "grossly inflated Mr. Trump’s personal net worth as reported in the Statements by billions of dollars" in People of the State of New York v. Donald J. Trump, Donald Trump Jr., Eric Trump, Ivanka Trump, Allen Weisselberg, Jeffrey McConney, The Donald J. Trump Organization Inc., Trump Organization LLC, DJT Holdings LLC, DJT Holdings Managing Member, Trump Endeavor 12 LLC, 401 North Wabash Venture LLC, Trump Old Post Office LLC, 40 Wall Street LLC, and Seven Springs LLC at the Supreme Court of the State of New York, County of New York.

SB Global Ltd.: License Suspension

Public Notice by the Mauritius Financial Services Commission that it has suspended the Global Business License and Collective Investment Scheme License of fund manager SB Global Ltd.

Asset Capital Growth Fund Ltd.: License Suspension

Public Notice by the Mauritius Financial Services Commission that it has suspended the Global Business License of Asset Capital Growth Fund Ltd. and its Authorization to operate as a Collective Investment Fund and CIS Expert Fund.

Aaron Leibowitz et al v. Tether et al: Disclosure Order

Order that the Bitfinex/Tether defendants produce financial records that "relate to the backing of USDT" in Aaron Leibowitz et al et al v. BFXNA Inc., BFXWW Inc., Bittrex, Inc., Crypto Capital Corp., Giancarlo Devasini, DigFinex Inc., Reginald Fowler, Global Trade Solutions AG, Poloniex, LLC, Philip G. Potter, Tether Holdings Limited, Tether International Limited, Tether Limited, Tether Operations Limited, iFinex Inc., and Ludovicus Jan van der Velde at the U.S. District Court for the Southern District of New York.

John Kelmanson: £6.5K Fine

Disciplinary Consent Order from the United Kingdom's Insolvency Service that insolvency practitioner John Kelmanson "be Severely Reprimanded and fine £6,500" following "a Complaint that in his role as a potential liquidator/liquidator of a Company, Mr Kelmanson breached the fundamental principle of Professional Competence and Due Care of the Insolvency Code of Ethics".

Oceanic Hedge Fund: Directors

Director Details for Oceanic Hedge Fund, obtained from the Cayman Islands General Registry on September 20th, 2022.

Geoffrey Trebert: £87.5K Fine & Ban

News Release by the Guernsey Financial Services Commission that it has imposed a fine of £87,500 and disqualification on Geoffrey John Trebert for "his failure to meet the Minimum Criteria for Licensing".

Arcadia Crypto Ventures LLC et al v. Matthew Kirincic: Second 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 at the U.S. District Court for the Southern District of New York.

Premier Assurance Group SPC Ltd. v. Leonardo Cornide et al: Complaint

Complaint "arising out of the fraudulent, undisclosed, unlawful and manipulative activities by the Insider Defendants to misappropriate tens of millions of dollars of assets from the Debtor for the ultimate use and benefit of the Founder Defendants and Family Trusts, in violation of their legal and fiduciary obligations to the Debtor under applicable United States and Cayman Islands law" in Jeffrey Stower and Jason Robinson, as the Foreign Representatives of Premier Assurance Group SPC Ltd., of the Cayman Islands v. Leonardo L. Cornide, individually and as Trustee of The Falcon Family Irrevocable Trust; Jorge E. Falcon, individually and as Trustee of The Cornide Family Irrevocable Trust; Javier Jimenez, Jr.; Andres Alos, Maria Sarduy, as Trustee of the Andres Alos Family Irrevocable Trust; Silverback Capital Partners LLC, Beast Capital LLC, 117 Albatross LLC, 301 Dale LLC, 900 Dale LLC, 975 Dale LLC, Preferred Business Services Inc., PA Marketing Ltd., 45 SBH LLC, 1736 SBH LLC, 2000 SBH LLC, 2170 SBH LLC, 74560 SBH LLC, Silverback Investments LLC, 248 Silverback Investments LLC, 1901 Silverback Investments LLC, 1919 Silverback Investments LLC, Silverback Equity Partners LLC, Silverback Management Services LLC, SBH Management Services LLC, Silverback Midtown LLC, and Silverback Ventures LLC at the U.S. Bankruptcy Court for the Southern District of Florida.

Premier Assurance Group SPC Ltd. v. Lyncpay LLC et al: Complaint ($28M)

Complaint in Jeffrey Stower and Jason Robinson, as the Foreign Representatives of Premier Assurance Group SPC Ltd., of the Cayman Islands v. Lyncpay LLC, Premier Assurance Advisors LLC, Premier Assurance Group LLC, PA Group Administration Corp., PA Marketing Ltd., Preferred Business Services Inc., Providence Insurance Company I.I., acting for and on behalf of protected cell Premier Assurance Segregated Portfolio Puerto Rico SAP; Beast Capital LLC, Leonardo L. Cornide, Jorge E. Falcon, and Javier Jimenez at the U.S. Bankruptcy Court for the Southern District of Florida.

‘Remove my name from Belvedere Group article or I’ll sue’, writes Gibraltar service provider Philip Cartwright

Letter from Gibraltar-based corporate services provider Philip Cartwright threatening to sue OffshoreAlert unless we removed his name from an article about the now-defunct, fraudulently-operated Belvedere Group in which he was identified as a director of Ratio Enterprises Limited, which was part of Belvedere client Richard Fagan's fraudulent Ratio Group. In subsequent correspondence, Cartwright informed OffshoreAlert in writing that "I have never been a director of a company called Ratio Enterprises Limited". OffshoreAlert then emailed him a copy of Ratio Enterprises’ 2011 annual return with Gibraltar’s Companies House that he himself signed and in which he twice identified himself as a director of the company.