Documents

Wells Fargo Clearing Services LLC: $7M Fine

Administrative Order by the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission imposing a fine of $7 million on Wells Fargo Clearing Services LLC for "failure to timely file certain suspicious activity reports between April 2017 and October 2021" involving wire transfers "to or from certain foreign countries determined to be at a high risk or moderate risk for money laundering, terrorist financing or other illegal monetary movements", including "Costa Rica, Turkey, Honduras, the British Virgin Islands, Antigua, Cayman Islands, Ukraine, and Guernsey".

Thomas Plaut: Industry Ban

Administrative Order by the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission imposing an industry ban on Thomas F. Plaut, described as "the sole owner, Chairman, and CEO of Worldwide Markets Ltd., a British Virgin Islands company with its principal place of business in Woodcliff Lake, New Jersey".

Allianz Risk Transfer (Bermuda) Ltd. v. High Lonesome Wind Power LLC: Complaint ($203M)

Complaint for $203 million alleging breach of contract regarding a "proxy revenue swap transaction" in Allianz Risk Transfer (Bermuda) Ltd., of Bermuda v. High Lonesome Wind Power LLC, of Delaware, described as "an indirect subsidiary of Enel SpA, a global energy conglomerate with a reported market capitalization in excess of $65 billion", at the Supreme Court of the State of New York, County of New York.

Christopher Rackauckas v. SafeMoon LLC et al: Class Action Complaint (‘Crypto Fraud’)

Class Action Complaint alleging cryptocurrency fraud in Christopher Rackauckas v. SafeMoon LLC, SafeMoon US LLC, SafeMoon Connect LLC, Tano LLC, SafeMoon Ltd., of England; SafeMoon Protocol Ltd., of England; SafeMoon Media Group Ltd., of England; David Portnoy, Braden John Karony, Jack Haines-Davies, Ryan Arriaga, Shaun Witriol, Henry 'Hank' Wyatt, Thomas Smith, Kyle Nagy, Jake Paul, Nick Carter, DeAndre Cortez Way, Ben Phillips, described as a resident of London, England; Miles Parks McCollum, and Daniel M. Keem at the U.S. District Court for the District of Utah.

Mount Nico Corp Ltd.: €290K Settlement

Public Notice by the Cyprus Securities and Exchange Commission that Mount Nico Corp Ltd. has paid €290,000 to settle a regulatory investigation.

USA v. Shujun Wang et al: Criminal Indictment

Criminal Indictment alleging the defendants engaged in illegal intelligence activities on behalf of China in USA v. Shujun Wang, Jie Ji, Ming Li, and Keqing Lu at the U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of New York.

Webuild SpA et al v. WSP USA: Discovery Application

Application by Webuild SpA, of Italy, and Sacyr SA, of Spain, described as "global construction firms specialized in building large works and complex infrastructure projects", to take discovery from WSP USA for use in "two investment arbitrations relating to major investments by Webuild and Sacyr in an international infrastructure project to build the Third Set of Locks Project for the Panama Canal", filed at the U.S. District Court for the Southern District of New York.

USA v. Gregoire Tournant: Criminal Indictment

Criminal Indictment alleging securities fraud involving Allianz Global Investors in USA v. Gregoire Tournant at the U.S. District Court for the Southern District of New York.

SEC v. Gregoire Tournant et al: Complaint (‘Multibillion Dollar Investment Fraud’)

Complaint alleging "a multibillion-dollar fraud" while the defendants "were employed by Allianz Global Investors U.S. LLC" and involving "AGI US’s Structured Alpha funds" in U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission v. Gregoire Tournant, Trevor Taylor, and Stephen Bond-Nelson at the U.S. District Court for the Southern District of New York.

Crescent Petroleum Company International Ltd. et al v. National Iranian Oil Company: Petition to Confirm Foreign Arbitration Award ($2.4B)

Petition to Confirm Foreign Arbitration Award of $2.4 billion in Crescent Petroleum Company International Limited, described as a Bermuda-domiciled, United Arab Emirates-based "private oil and gas exploration and production company operating in the Middle East", and Crescent Gas Corporation Limited, of the British Virgin Islands v. National Iranian Oil Company, of Tehran, Iran, at the U.S. District Court for the District of Columbia.

Sentia Wellness Inc. v. Boris Jordan et al: Complaint

Complaint alleging a "pattern of self-dealing and conflicts [that] ultimately enriched the debt holders but destroyed $150 million in shareholder value" in Sentia Wellness Inc. v. Boris Jordan, of Miami, Florida; Measure 8 Ventures LP, of New York; Gron Ventures Fund I LP, of Delaware; Zola Global Investors Ltd., Anson Advisors Inc., of Canada, on behalf of Anson East Master Fund LP; AC Anson Investments Ltd., of the Cayman Islands; Anson Investments Master Fund LP, of the Cayman Islands; Anson Opportunities Master Fund LP, of the Cayman Islands; Serendipity SPC - Trimble Fund SP, of the Cayman Islands, on behalf of Emerald Spur Limited; Lapid US Investments LLC, of Delaware; Hadron Healthcare and Consumer Special Opportunities Master Fund, Aterian Inc., of Delaware; Alliance Global Partners LLC, of New York; Sunny Puri, of Toronto, Canada; Juan Martinez, of New York; Peter Clateman, of New York; Wilder Ramsey, of Los Angeles, California; Gregory Crowe, of Singapore; Igor Gimelshtein, of Toronto, Canada; Tarik Ouass, of Toronto, Canada; Andrea Oriani, of London, England; Marco d'Attansio, of London, England, and Afzal Hasan, of Toronto, Canada, at the Circuit Court of the State of Oregon, County of Multnomah.

Alpine Partners (BVI) LP v. Vivo Capital LLC et al: Discovery Application

Alpine Partners (BVI) LP, of the British Virgin Islands, to take discovery from Vivo Capital LLC, Vivo Capital Fund IX (Cayman) LLC, and Vivo Capital Fund IX (Cayman) L.P. for use in "an appraisal proceeding in the Cayman Islands" involving New Frontier Health Corporation, filed at the U.S. District Court for the Northern District of California.

ENRC v. Dechert LLP et al: Judgment

Judgment in Eurasian Natural Resources Corporation Limited v. Dechert LLP, David Neil Gerrard, and The Director of the Serious Fraud Office at the High Court of Justice of England and Wales.

Pareteum Corporation et al: Chapter 11 Bankruptcy Petition

Chapter 11 Petition by Pareteum Corporation, of Delaware; Pareteum North America Corp., of Delaware; Devicescape Holdings Inc., of Delaware; iPass Inc., of Delaware; iPass IP LLC, of Delaware; Pareteum Europe BV, of the Netherlands; Artillium Group Ltd., of England; Pareteum Asia Pte. Ltd., of Singapore, and Pareteum NV, of the Netherlands, collectively part of a group that "is a publicly held, leading edge, global provider of mobile networking software solutions and services for communications service providers and enterprise retail customers" with "operations in North America, Latin America, Europe, Middle East, Africa, and the Asia-Pacific region", at the U.S. Bankruptcy Court for the Southern District of New York.

Kenneth Donovan et al v. GMO-Z.com Trust Company Inc. et al: Class Action Complaint

Class Action Complaint alleging negligence, conversion, and fraud involving a cryptocurrency called GYEN, described as a "stablecoin" that is "purportedly 'pegged' to the Japanese yen at a rate of one-to-one", in Kenneth Donovan and Hussien Kassfy v. GMO-Z.com Trust Company Inc., described as a New York company that was created by "a Tokyo-based internet services industry company" called GMO Internet Group; Coinbase Global Inc., and Coinbase Inc., both of Delaware, at the U.S. District Court for the Northern District of California.

AIP Global Ltd.: License Revocation

Public Notice by the Mauritius Financial Services Commission that it has revoked the "Authorised Company" authorization of AIP Global Ltd.

Emerging India Fund Management Ltd.: License Revocation

Public Notice by the Mauritius Financial Services Commission that it has "revoked the Global Business Licence and Collective Investment Scheme Manager Licence of Emerging India Fund Management Ltd." for regulatory breaches.

USA v. 40.997711 Ethereum: Forfeiture Complaint

Forfeiture Complaint in USA v. 40.997711 Ethereum digital currency in an account at Binance cryptocurrency exchange that is believed to be the proceeds of a fraud against the operator of "an investment vehicle which invests in digital currencies, including Ethereum" who had an account at another cryptocurrency exchange, Coinbase, filed at the U.S. District Court for the Central District of California.

USA v. Edward Carriero et al: Petition to Enforce IRS Summonses (‘Investigation into Nevis-Licensed Captive Insurance Arrangements’)

Petition to Enforce IRS Summonses regarding the tax liability of ABS Healthcare Services LLC and Health Option One LLC, both of Deerfield Beach, Florida, collectively doing business as Insurance Care Direct and described as the operators of Nevis-domiciled captive insurers ICD Captive Re Ltd. and HOO Captive Re Ltd., in USA v. Edward Carriero, Seth Cohen, and Bradley Cohen at the U.S. District Court for the Southern District of Florida.

Dagan Investments LLC v. First High-School Education Group Co. Ltd. et al: Class Action Complaint

Class Action Complaint in Dagan Investments LLC v. First High-School Education Group Co. Ltd., described as a Cayman Islands company that "operates private high schools in Western China and provides for-profit tutoring services"; Shaowei Zhang, Lidong Zhu, Guangzhou Zhao, Yuanlin Hu, Longwater Topco B.V., EQT Mid Market Asia III Limited Partnership, EQT Mid Market Asia III GP B.V., EQT Fund Management S.À.R.L., Colleen A. De Vries, Cogency Global Inc., The Benchmark Company LLC, Valuable Capital Group Limited, TFI Securities and Futures Limited, AMTD Global Markets Limited, Maxim Group LLC, Boustead Securities LLC, FUTU Inc., US Tiger Securities Inc., and Fosun Hani Securities Limited at the U.S. District Court for the Southern District of New York.

USA v. Andrew Fahie: Motion to Revoke Bond

USA's Motion to Revoke Bond in USA v. Andrew Fahie, former Premier of the British Virgin Islands, at the U.S. District Court for the Southern District of Florida. In the motion, the USA stated, inter alia, that new BVI Premier Natalio Wheatley "has clarified that the immunity letter submitted on the Defendant’s behalf was an unauthorized letter that was prepared by a "rogue public officer", and does not "reflect the position of the Premier’s Office or the government of the Virgin Islands."

Susan Devine v. Spears & Imes LLP: Judicial Assistance (Liechtenstein)

Ex Parte Request for Judicial Assistance by Susan Elaine Devine, described as "a citizen of the United States and Brazil and a resident of Florida" and a former wife of Florian Homm, a German citizen who was indicted in California in 2013 for alleged investment fraud and is currently a fugitive, to obtain evidence from law firm Spears & Imes LLP for use "in connection with criminal proceedings that have been launched against Ms. Devine in Liechtenstein relating to alleged money laundering" involving "nine hedge funds that were incorporated in the Cayman Islands", namely Absolute Activist Value Master Fund Limited, Absolute East West Fund Limited, Absolute East West Master Fund Limited, Absolute European Catalyst Fund Limited, Absolute Germany Fund Limited, Absolute India Fund Limited, Absolute Octane Fund Limited, Absolute Octane Master Fund Limited, and Absolute Return Europe Fund Limited, filed at the U.S. District Court for the Southern District of New York.

Yuan Hsu v. Wells Fargo Bank: Discovery Application

Application by Yuan Hsu, a resident of Taiwan, to take discovery from Wells Fargo Bank NA for use in criminal proceedings in Taiwan alleging "embezzlement and theft" by Ping Hsu, described as "the Petitioner's daughter", regarding the Estate of the Petitioner's husband, filed at the U.S. District Court for the Northern District of California.

USA v. Andrew Fahie et al: Criminal Indictment (‘Drugs Trafficking & Money Laundering’)

Criminal Indictment alleging conspiracy to import a controlled substance, conspiracy to engage in money laundering, and attempted money laundering in USA v. Andrew Fahie, former Premier of the British Virgin Islands; Oleanvine Maynard, and Kadeem Maynard, all of the British Virgin Islands, at the U.S. District Court for the Southern District of Florida.

Associação dos Profissionais dos Correios v. The Bank of New York Mellon Corporation: Discovery Application

Application by Associação dos Profissionais dos Correios, described as "a Brazilian non-profit association that defends and represents the interests of present and former/retired postal worker employees of Correios, a state-owned public postal company", to take discovery from The Bank of New York Mellon Corporation for use in legal proceedings in São Paulo, Brazil "against Instituto de Seguridade Social dos Correios e Telégrafos, Empresa Brasileira de Correio e Telégrafos, KPMG Auditores Independentes, and BNY Mellon Serviços Financeiros Distribuidora de Títulos e Valores Mobilários S.A." alleging "misconduct, malfeasance, breaches of fiduciary duties, and corruption", filed at the U.S. District Court for the Southern District of New York.

Globalization Partners Mexico SA de CV v. GoGlobal USA Inc.: Discovery Application

Application by Globalization Partners Mexico SA de CV, described as being "part of a family of companies that provide technology-based human resources solutions that enable clients to seamlessly engage talent in various jurisdictions across the world without needing to set up a local entity", to take discovery from GoGlobal USA Inc. for use in legal proceedings in Mexico "against its former employee Francisco Mendez after learning that Mendez took away with him Globalization Partners' trade secrets and confidential information and brought it with him to a direct competitor, GoGlobal", filed at the U.S. District Court for the District of Delaware.

Canoo Inc. v. DD Global Holdings Ltd.: Complaint ($61M)

Complaint "to recover so-called 'short-swing profits'" of $61 million in Canoo Inc., described as a Delaware-domiciled, California-based "startup American manufacturer of consumer and commercial electric vehicles founded in 2017" v. DD Global Holdings Ltd., described as a Cayman Islands-domiciled, Hong Kong-based "owner of more than 10% of Canoo’s outstanding common shares", at the U.S. District Court for the Southern District of New York.

BCT Ltd. et al v. Evatt Tamine et al: $28M Judgment (Robert Brockman Case)

Judgment awarding $16.8 million, $5.395 million, and £5 million against the defendants in BCT Limited, a Cayman Islands subsidiary of Maples Group, as Trustee of the A. Eugene Brockman Charitable Trust, and Spanish Steps Holdings Limited, of the British Virgin Islands v. Evatt Tamine, an Australian barrister, and Tangarra Consultants Limited, of Bermuda, at Bermuda Supreme Court.

Robert Glick v. Arqit Quantum Inc. et al: Class Action Complaint

Class Action Complaint alleging fraud in Robert Glick v. Arqit Quantum Inc., formerly known as Centricus Acquisition Corp., described as a Cayman Islands-domiciled, London-based "cybersecurity company that has pioneered a unique quantum encryption technology"; David Williams, Nick Pointon, Carlo Calabria, Stephen Chandler, Manfredi Lefebvre d'Ovidio, VeraLinn Jamieson, Garth Ritchie, and Stephen Wilson at the U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of New York.

Finteractive Ltd.: €100K Settlement

Public Notice that the Cyprus Securities and Exchange Commission that Finteractive Ltd. has agreed to pay €100,000 to settle a regulatory investigation.

VTBC Asset Management International Ltd.: Administration (‘Russo-Ukrainian war’)

News Release by the Guernsey Financial Services Commission that it has successfully applied for the administration of VTBC Asset Management International Limited "in order to protect the interests of investors and the reputation of the Bailiwick as a financial centre given the ongoing impact of sanctions resulting from the Russo-Ukrainian war".

Robert Brockman v. IRS: Complaint (‘Records Disclosure’)

Complaint "to compel the disclosure of all government documents and records requested pursuant to FOIA that were unlawfully withheld by Defendant, the Internal Revenue Service" in Robert T. Brockman, a resident of Houston, Texas who was criminally indicted in 2020 for allegedly concealing approximately $2 billion from the IRS and swindling investors in his firm using offshore structures in Bermuda, British Virgin Islands, Cayman Islands, Nevis, and Switzerland v. Internal Revenue Service at the U. S. District Court for the District of Columbia.

Providers Re SPC: Directors

Director Details for Providers Re SPC, obtained from the Cayman Islands General Registry on May 6th, 2022.

Providers Re SPC: CI$16.9K Fine

Public Notice by the Cayman Islands Monetary Authority that it has imposed a fine of CI$16,950 on Providers Re SPC for "Failure of a Class B Insurer that is established as a segregated portfolio company under Part XIV of the Companies Act (as revised) to maintain the prescribed margin of solvency in respect of each segregated portfolio".

Portugal: Wells Fargo (‘Crypto-Based Asset Recovery Fraud’)

Application for the appointment of a Commissioner to collect evidence from Wells Fargo - pursuant to a request for judicial assistance from Portugal - for use in a criminal investigation into an "unknown subject" for a suspected cryptocurrency-related asset recovery fraud following an apparent cryptocurrency-related investment fraud.