Documents

Contrarian Capital Management LLC et al v. Venezuela: Judgment Registration ($44M)

Judgment Registration in Contrarian Capital Management LLC, of Delaware; Contrarian Capital Fund I, LP, of Delaware; Contrarian Dome du Gouter Master Fund, LP, of Canada; Contrarian Capital Senior Secured, LP, of Delaware; Contrarian EM II, LP, of Connecticut; Contrarian Emerging Markets, LP, of Connecticut; Boston Patriot Summer St LLC, of Massachusetts; Polonius Holdings, LLC, of Delaware, and E1 SP, a Segregated Account of EMAP SPC, of the Cayman Islands v. Bolivarian Republic of Venezuela at the U. S. District Court for the Southern District of New York.

RiskCap International Ltd.: €4.5K Fine

Public Notice by the Malta Financial Services Authority that it has imposed a fine of €4,500 on RiskCap International Limited for regulatory breaches.

Hidili Industry International Development Ltd.: Chapter 15 Petition

Chapter 15 Petition for the Recognition of a Foreign Main Proceeding in Hong Kong by Chu Lai Kuen, as the Foreign Representative of Hidili Industry International Development Limited, described as a Cayman Islands "investment holding company and the ultimate parent of a large number of direct and indirect subsidiaries, which are primarily engaged in coal mine production, mining operations, mine development, and the manufacture and sale of clean coal and coke in the People’s Republic of China", filed at the U.S. Bankruptcy Court for the Southern District of New York.

Netherlands: MetaMask (‘Crypto Theft’)

Application for the appointment of a Commissioner to collect evidence from cryptocurrency wallet operator MetaMask - pursuant to a request for judicial assistance from the Netherlands - for a criminal investigation into "unknown subjects for theft and unauthorized access to a computer".

‘Remove Yakir Gabay mention,’ requests anonymous person

Letter to OffshoreAlert from an unidentified person using the email address of vietatof123@gmail.com, claiming to "manage Mr. Yakir Gabay's online presence", requesting that we "remove Mr. Yakir Gabay's name from the URL" of a document in which he is mentioned.

Ronald Popely et al: Disqualifications

Press release by The Insolvency Service, in the United Kingdom that it has imposed disqualifications on Ronald Albert Popely, described as a resident of Gibraltar; Darren James Popely, and Stephen William Dickson for their roles in a scheme "to invest in hotel rooms" involving the Hever Hotel, in Kent, England.

USA v. Andrew Fahie: Nebia Proffer

Nebbia Proffer, including an affidavit from Albion 'Bobby' Hodge, a dual citizen of the United Kingdom and USA, "in support of the evidence of the source of funds used to pay for the premium for the corporate surety bond" in USA v. Andrew Fahie, a former Premier of the British Virgin Islands, at the U.S. District Court for the Southern District of Florida.

Blue Ocean Structure Investment Company Ltd. v. Global Cord Blood Corporation et al: Writ of Summons

Writ of Summons in Blue Ocean Structure Investment Company Limited, of the British Virgin Islands v. Global Cord Blood Corporation. of the Cayman Islands; Tina Ting Zheng, Albert Bing Chuen Chen, Mark D. Chen, Jack Chow, Ken Lu, Jennifer J. Weng, Jacky Siu Chuen Cheng, Kam Yuen, PAGAC III Holding VII Limited, and GM Precision Medicine (BVI) Limited, all described as being based in Hong Kong, at Grand Court of the Cayman Islands.

USA v. Raymond Galliani: Complaint

Complaint "to collect unpaid federal civil penalty assessments and interest" from a "sophisticated taxpayer" who "established a maze of offshore entities to conceal his beneficial ownership of entities and foreign financial accounts holding millions of dollars", including those in the Bahamas, Guernsey, and Nevis, in USA v. Raymond Galliani, of Moraga, California, at the U.S. District Court for the Northern District of California.

SEC v. Trends Investments Inc. et al: Complaint

Complaint alleging "a scheme to defraud investors in private offerings of shares in publicly traded companies" in U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission v. Trends Investments Inc., Brandon Rossetti, Clinton Greyling, Leslie Greyling, described as a citizen of South Africa residing in the United Kingdom; Roger Bendelac, and Thomas Capellini at the U.S. District Court for the District of Massachusetts.

Custodia Bank Inc. v. Federal Reserve Board of Governors et al: Complaint

Complaint alleging an "unlawful delay in processing an application critical to Custodia’s business" in Custodia Bank Inc., a Wyoming-based Special Purpose Depository Institution that specializes in digital assets v. Federal Reserve Board of Governors and Federal Reserve Bank of Kansas City at the U.S. District Court for the District of Wyoming.

‘Remove BVI court filing by Roberto Ravano,’ warns his Italian attorney

Letter to OffshoreAlert from Emanuela Baj, a lawyer in Italy, threatening "action" if we did not remove from our database a company restoration application that her client, Roberto Ravano, filed at the British Virgin Islands High Court, claiming it breaches his "personal rights" and, bizarrely, that the information 'is not true'.

USA v. ‘Roman Abramovich airplanes’: Seizure Application ($410M)

Seizure Application for two airplanes worth $410 million allegedly beneficially owned by Roman Abramovich, a citizen of Russia, "through a series of shell companies" in the British Virgin Islands, Cyprus, and Jersey, in the Channel Islands, in USA v. Boeing 787-8 Dreamliner Aircraft and Gulfstream G650ER Aircraft at the U.S. District Court for the Southern District of New York.

Credendo – Short-Term Non-EU Risks v. DealDefenders LLC: Discovery Application

Application by Credendo - Short-Term Non-EU Risks, described as "a quasi-governmental insurance company headquartered in Belgium that provides credit insurance to companies in Italy through its branch office in Milan", to take discovery from DealDefenders LLC for use in "contemplated criminal proceedings" and "anticipated civil proceedings" in Italy involving a "suspected fraudulent insurance claim submissions" by "Milan-based Golem.com Srl, which provides products and services to the telecom industry", filed at the U.S. District Court for the District of Delaware.

IRA Financial Trust v. Gemini Trust Company LLC: Complaint

Complaint alleging fraud, negligence, and defamation in IRA Financial Trust, described as "a leading provider of self-directed retirement accounts" v. Gemini Trust Company LLC, described as "a prominent crypto-asset exchange owned by Tyler and Cameron Winklevoss that claims to have more than $30 billion of assets under management", at the U.S. District Court for the Southern District of New York.

SEC v. George Stubos et al: TRO Motion

Ex Parte Application for a Temporary Asset Freeze Order in U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission v. George Stubos, described as a citizen of Canada residing in Vancouver, as Defendant, and Dori-Ann Stubos, described as the Defendant’s wife, as Relief Defendant, at the U.S. District Court for the Southern District of New York.

SEC v. George Stubos et al: Complaint

Complaint alleging "a sophisticated scheme that defrauded numerous retail investors" in U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission v. George Stubos, described as a citizen of Canada residing in Vancouver, as Defendant, and Dori-Ann Stubos, described as the Defendant's wife, as Relief Defendant, at the U.S. District Court for the Southern District of New York.

Archirodon Construction (Overseas) Company Ltd. v. General Company For Ports of Iraq et al: Petition to Enforce Foreign Arbitral Award ($105M)

Petition to Recognize and Enforce Foreign Arbitral Award totaling $105 million regarding "a Contract for the Construction of the Staging Pier and Eastern Breakwater for Al Faw Grand Port in Iraq" in Archirodon Construction (Overseas) Company Limited, of Cyprus v. General Company For Ports of Iraq, Ministry of Transport of the Republic of Iraq, and The Republic of Iraq, filed at the U.S. District Court for the District of Columbia.

Modern Land (China) Co. Ltd.: Chapter 15 Petition

Chapter 15 Petition for Recognition of a Foreign Main Proceeding in the Cayman Islands by Zhang Peng, as the Foreign Representative of Modern Land (China) Co. Ltd., described as "the ultimate holding company of a group of companies comprising the Debtor and its subsidiaries, including Great Trade Technology Ltd., a holding company incorporated with limited liability in the British Virgin Islands, the Modern Land HK Companies, and Jiu Yun Development Co., Limited, a holding company incorporated with limited liability in Hong Kong, that carries out the business of real estate investment and development in the People’s Republic of China", filed at the U.S. Bankruptcy Court for the Southern District of New York.

Germany: Wells Fargo (‘Fred L. Bethel, Jr. account’)

Application for the appointment of a Commissioner to collect evidence from Wells Fargo regarding an account in the name of Fred L. Bethel, Jr. - pursuant to a request for judicial assistance from Germany - for a criminal investigation into "unknown subject(s)" for suspected fraud and money laundering.

Germany: Jorg Peter Molt (‘Bitcoin Pension fraud’)

Application for the appointment of a Commissioner to collect evidence from BitGo.com - pursuant to a request for judicial assistance from Germany - for a criminal investigation into Jorg Peter Molt for a suspected cryptocurrency investment fraud known as 'Bitcoin Pension'.

BEC Limited v. A2 et al: Judgment

Judgment denying an application to set aside a statutory demand in BEC Limited v. A1 and A2 at the British Virgin Islands High Court.

Equipav S.A. v. Silmar Roberto Bertin: Petition to Enforce Foreign Arbitration Award ($40M)

Petition to Recognize and Enforce Foreign Arbitration Award totaling $40.7 million in Equipav S.A. Pavimentação, Engenharia e Comercio Ltda., of São Paulo, Brazil v. Silmar Roberto Bertin, described as "a citizen of Brazil, a business mogul, and is among the richest individuals in Brazil" who "has engaged in a decades-long scheme to evade contractual, judicial, and tax liabilities" that involved using "complex schemes to remove his assets from Brazil and conceal them in US bank accounts, shell corporations and pretextual foreign investments", filed at the U.S. District Court for the Southern District of New York.

Tenaris SA: $25M Fine

Administrative Order by the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission imposing a fine of $25 million on Tenaris S.A., described as "a global manufacturer and supplier of steel pipe products and related services, headquartered in Luxembourg", for "violations of the anti-bribery, books and records, and internal accounting controls provisions of the Foreign Corrupt Practices Act of 1977 by Tenaris, as a result of a bribe scheme involving agents and employees of its Brazilian subsidiary to obtain and retain business from a Brazil state-owned entity Petróleo Brasileiro S.A.".

Peru: José Luis Noriega Ludwick (‘Clan Orellana Money Laundering Investigation’)

Application for the appointment of a Commissioner to collect evidence from United Nations Federal Credit Union - pursuant to a request for judicial assistance from Peru - for a criminal investigation into Jose Luis Noriega Ludwick, described as "a lawyer of a Peruvian criminal organization, Clan Orellana", and others for suspected "money laundering and crimes against public order and conspiracy", filed at the U.S. District Court for the District of Columbia.

CFTC v. Gemini Trust Company LLC: Complaint (‘Gemini Bitcoin Auction’)

Complaint alleging fraud involving "a bitcoin futures contract" in Commodity Futures Trading Commission v. Gemini Trust Company LLC, described as a New York company "whose business is to operate a digital asset trading platform and to offer custodial and related services", at the U.S. District Court for the Southern District of New York.

LCX AG v. John Does: TRO Motion (‘$8M Crypto Theft’)

Motion for a Temporary Restraining Order regarding the alleged theft of $8 million of virtual assets in LCX AG, described as "a virtual asset service provider in Liechtenstein" v. John Does at the Supreme Court of the State of New York, County of New York.

LCX AG v. John Does: Complaint (‘$8M Crypto Theft’)

Complaint alleging "the unauthorized access to and theft of nearly $8 million worth of various virtual assets" in LCX AG, described as "a virtual asset service provider in Liechtenstein" v. John Does at the Supreme Court of the State of New York, County of New York.

Anatolie Stati v. Emmanuel Grinshpun: Discovery Application

Application by Anatolie Stati, described as "a Moldovan businessman, who held interests in substantial oil fields in the Republic of Kazakhstan, which were wrongly expropriated by Kazakhstan resulting in the state's obligation to pay a nearly $500 million international arbitral award", to take discovery from Emmanuel Grinshpun for use in legal proceedings in Moldova against "Vladimir Voronin, Oleg Reidman, Emmanuel Grinshpun, Nursultan Nazarbayev, Karim Massimov, Timur Kulibayev, Kairat Boranbayev, Arvind Tiku, Alexander Mashkevich, Kanatbek Safinov, Arman Rakhimov, Serik Rakhimov, Grigory Andreev, Andrey Kiselyov, Marat Beketayev, Ruslan Ashenov, Orynbasar Kubygul, Almat Madaliyev, and other persons" for alleged "abuse of official authority, blackmail and attempted blackmail", filed at the U.S. District Court for the Southern District of Florida.

Banco Santander (Brasil) SA v. Buritirama Mineração SA et al: Brazil Judgment Registration

Registration of a Brazilian Judgment in Banco Santander (Brasil) SA v. Buritirama Mineração SA, João José Oliveira de Araújo, Skypar Empreendimentos e Participações Eireli, Skypar Inernational Inc., Eurotech Yachting Management Ltda, Fazendas Nacionais Participações Ltda, and Buritipar Holding SA at the Circuit Court of the Eleventh Judicial Circuit, Miami-Dade County, Florida.

Colombo Agroindústria SA v. Eloy Rodrigo Colombo: Discovery Application

Application by Colombo Agroindústria SA, described as "a family-owned company whose mission is to provide food, energy, and related products for sustainable development", to take discovery from Eloy Rodrigo Colombo, described as "a minority shareholder of Colombo and a member of the Colombo family", for us in "two foreign criminal and civil proceedings that Colombo intends to file in Brazil" alleging defamation, filed at the U.S. District Court for the Southern District of Florida.

Itáu Unibanco SA v. Title Team: Discovery Application

Application by Itáu Unibanco SA to take discovery from Martha L. Mendez, P.A., d.b.a. Title Team, of Coral Gables, Florida, for use in legal proceedings in São Paulo, Brazil, regarding "various loan agreements, import credit agreements, and derivative contracts with a Brazilian company named MapTrade Indústria e Comércio de Produtos Ltda.", filed at the U.S. District Court for the Southern District of Florida.

Gulf Investment Corporation et al v. Port Link GP Ltd.: Amended Complaint

Amended Writ of Summons and Statement of Claim alleging “a corrupt scheme to launder money or conceal corruption and fraud” in Gulf Investment Corporation, of Kuwait, and General Retirement and Social Insurance Authority, of Qatar v. Port Link GP Ltd., of the Cayman Islands; Mark Eric Williams, of Georgia, USA; Wellspring Capital Group Inc., of Georgia, USA; KGL Investment Company Asia, of the Cayman Islands; Apache Asia Limited, of Hong Kong; Apache Asia Limited, of Macao; Ronald Henry Ayliffe, of Singapore, and Elite First Investment Limited, of the British Virgin Islands, at the Grand Court of the Cayman Islands.