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Mobiloxx Europe GmbH v. General Finance Corporation et al: Discovery Application

Application by Mobiloxx Europe GmbH, of Germany, to take discovery from General Finance Group Inc. and "current or former officers and directors of General Finance Group Inc., including Marc Perez and Ron Valenta" for use in legal proceedings in Germany, filed at the U. S. District Court for the Central District of California.

Green Sands Investment Club B LLC v. Crypto Lotus Fund A LP et al: Dismissal Order

Voluntary Dismissal of a complaint alleging fraud in Green Sands Investment Club B LLC v. Crypto Lotus Fund A LP, described in the complaint as a Delaware-domiciled “cryptocurrency hedge fund” with an affiliate in the Cayman Islands, and Jonas Lauren Norr, described as a resident of California, at the Superior Court of the State of California, in and for the County of Alameda.

Abdulhameed Dhia Jafar v. Abraaj Holdings et al: Judgment (Complaint Amendment)

Judgment regarding Plaintiff's application for leave to amend his Statement of Claim regarding an alleged $267 million fraud in Abdulhameed Dhia Jafar, of Sharjah, in the United Arab Emirates v. ABRAAJ Holdings (in Official Liquidation), GHF General Partner Limited, as General Partner of GHF Fund LP, formerly Abraaj Growth Markets Health Fund LP, and GHF Fund (B) LP, formerly Abraaj Growth Markets Health Fund (B) LP; The GHF Group Limited, formerly The Abraaj Healthcare Group Limited, and Abraaj General Partner VIII Limited, as General Partner of Neoma Private Equity Fund IV LP, formerly Abraaj Private Equity Fund IV LP, all of the Cayman Islands, at the Grand Court of the Cayman Islands.

Jia Li et al v. BitMart: Complaint to Enforce Settlement Agreement

Complaint alleging breach of a final settlement agreement involving an alleged fraud by a cryptocurrency exchange in Jia Li, of China, and David Hsiao, of California v. GBM Foundation Company Ltd., d.b.a. BitMart, of the Cayman Islands, at the U. S. District Court for the District of New Jersey.

USA v. NatWest Markets Plc: Plea Agreement

Plea Agreement regarding a fraudulent scheme involving entities in England, Singapore, and the USA in USA v. NatWest Markets Plc, f.k.a. The Royal Bank of Scotland Plc, of England, at the U. S. District Court for the District of Connecticut.

USA v. NatWest Markets Plc: Criminal Information

Criminal Information alleging wire fraud and securities fraud involving entities in England, Singapore, and the USA in USA v. NatWest Markets Plc, f.k.a. The Royal Bank of Scotland Plc, of England, at the U. S. District Court for the District of Connecticut.

TCI Integrity Commission v. Anthony Kikivarakis: ‘Financial Disclosure’ Appeal Judgment

Judgment regarding "whether the Integrity Commission of the Turks and Caicos Islands has the power under section 20 of the Integrity Commission Ordinance to issue a summons to a third party requiring them to produce documents as part of an informal investigation, or whether that power can be exercised only in connection with a formal inquiry under section 46 of the Ordinance" in the Integrity Commission of the Turks and Caicos Islands v. Anthony Kikivarakis, as Official Liquidator of TCI Bank Ltd. (in Liquidation), at the Privy Council for the United Kingdom.

USA v. Bitcoin: Forfeiture Complaint (Rei Ishii)

Forfeiture Complaint in USA v. 3879.16242937 Bitcoin that are allegedly the proceeds of a $154 million alleged fraud by Rei Ishii, described as "a dual national of the United States and Japan" and "a former employee of Sony Life Insurance Company Ltd.", involving accounts in Bermuda, Japan and the USA, filed at the U. S. District Court for the Southern District of California.

China AI Capital Ltd. v. DLA Piper LLP et al: $180M Complaint

Shareholder Derivative Complaint alleging legal malpractice that "caused the Company to suffer damages in excess of USD$180,400,000" in China AI Capital Limited, of the British Virgin Islands, derivatively on behalf of Link Motion Inc., f.k.a. NQ Mobile Inc., described as a Cayman Islands-domiciled, China-based "technology business" v. DLA Piper LLP, a law firm domiciled in Maryland, and Caryn G. Schechtman, an attorney with DLA Piper, in New York, as Defendants, and Link Motion Inc., as Nominal Defendant, at the U. S. District Court for the Southern District of New York.

SEC v. Vladislav Kliushin et al: Complaint

Complaint alleging fraud in U. S. Securities and Exchange Commission v. Vladislav Kliushin, a.k.a. Vladislav Klyushin; Nikolai Rumiantcev, a.k.a. Nikolay Rumyantcev; Mikhail Irzak, Igor Sladkov, and Ivan Yermakov, a.k.a. Ivan Ermakov, all described as citizens and residents of Russia, at the U. S. District Court for the District of Massachusetts.

Nordic Aviation Capital Designated Activity Company: Chapter 11 Petition

Chapter 11 Petition by Nordic Aviation Capital Designated Activity Company, of Ireland, part of a group that is "the world’s largest regional aircraft lessor and the sixth largest commercial aircraft lessor, offering leasing and lease management solutions to airlines and aircraft investors worldwide" and comprises companies in the British Virgin Islands, Cayman Islands, Cyprus, Denmark, England, France, Germany, Guernsey, Ireland, Luxembourg, Malta, Singapore, South Africa, Sweden, and United States, at the U. S. Bankruptcy Court for the Eastern District of Virginia.

Bank of Valletta Plc: €2.6M Fine

Public Notice by the Malta Financial Intelligence Analysis Unit that it has imposed a fine of €2,636,400 on Bank of Valletta Plc for a regulatory breach involving the beneficial ownership of "a number of corporate customers".

Fresh Horizons Ltd. v. Kotaro Shimogori et al: $1.8M Complaint

Complaint for $1.8 million alleging fraud that "follows on the heels of a previously filed lawsuit against a serial conman operating in the payment processing space" in Fresh Horizons Limited, of the British Virgin Islands v. Kotaro Shimogori, of California; ComCopious Limited, d.b.a. iCanPay, of Hong Kong; ComCopious California Inc., of California; iCanPay California Inc., of California, and Pan Digital Network Limited, f.k.a. ComCopious UK Limited, of the United Kingdom, at the Superior Court of the State of California.

First General Services (Winnipeg) Ltd.: Chapter 15 Petition

Chapter 15 Petition for Recognition of a Foreign Main Proceeding in Canada by John Fritz, of Deloitte Restructuring Inc., as the Foreign Representative of First General Services (Winnipeg) Ltd., filed at the U. S. Bankruptcy Court for the Middle District of Florida.

East West Bank et al v. Vistra (BVI) et al: Complaint

Complaint alleging aiding and abetting fraud, concealment, and negligence regarding the auditing of "a multi-billion-dollar fraud" by DC Solar Funds and DC Solar Solutions in East West Bank, East West Bancorp Inc., Progressive Casualty Insurance Company, GEICO Corporation, The Sherwin-Williams Company, People's United Bank NA, People's United Financial Inc., Adhi-Solar LLC, DV VNB Community Renewables Fund LLC, DV VNB Community Renewables Fund III LLC, and Pardee Solar 1 LLC v. Vistra Group Holdings (BVI) Limited, of the British Virgin Islands; Vistra Group Holdings (BVI) I Limited, of the British Virgin Islands, and Indervir Basra, of California, at the Superior Court of the State of California, County of Los Angeles.

MFS Series Trust I et al v. FirstEnergy Corp. et al: Complaint

Complaint alleging "FirstEnergy - led by its then-Chief Executive Officer Charles E. (Chuck) Jones and other senior executives - was part of a criminal enterprise, engaging in a massive bribery and money laundering scheme to pay tens of millions of dollars to Ohio public officials in exchange for official acts done to benefit the Company" in MFS Series Trust I, on behalf of MFS Value Fund; MFS Series Trust IV, on behalf of MFS Blended Research Global Equity Fund; MFS Series Trust V, on behalf of MFS Research Fund and MFS Total Return Fund; MFS Series Trust VI, on behalf of MFS Utilities Fund; MFS Series Trust X, on behalf of MFS Blended Research Mid Cap Equity Fund and MFS Blended Research Value Equity Fund; MFS Series Trust XI, on behalf of MFS Mid Cap Value Fund and MFS Blended Research Core Equity Fund; MFS Series Trust XV, on behalf of MFS Global Alternative Strategy Fund; MFS Variable Insurance Trust, on behalf of MFS Value Series, MFS Utilities Series, MFS Total Return Series, and MFS Research Series; MFS Variable Insurance Trust II, on behalf of MFS Blended Research Core Equity Portfolio; MFS Variable Insurance Trust III, on behalf of MFS Mid Cap Value Portfolio; MFS Meridian Funds, of Luxembourg, on behalf of U.S. Value Fund and Managed Wealth Fund; MFS Investment Management Company (Lux), Sàrl, of Luxembourg, on behalf of Blended Research Global Equity Fund; and MFS Heritage Trust Company, as Trustee for MFS Large Cap Value Fund, v. FirstEnergy Corp., Charles E. Jones, Michael Dowling, James F. Pearson, Steven E. Strah, K. Jon Taylor, Donald R. Schneider, and John Judge at the U. S. District Court for the Southern District of Ohio.

USA v. Bitcoin: Forfeiture Complaint (Tarun Kumar Arora)

Forfeiture Complaint in USA v. 10.19321397 Bitcoin regarding a "fake cryptocurrency wallet" scheme that defrauded a "single known victim" out of "approximately 12.51 Bitcoin" at the U. S. District Court for the Eastern District of California.

USA v. Brehnen Knight: Criminal Information

Criminal Information alleging conspiracy to commit securities fraud and manipulating trading involving entities in Canada and the United States in USA v. Brehnen Knight at the U. S. District Court for the Southern District of California.

China Create Capital Ltd.: BVI Search Report

'Register of Companies Search Report' for China Create Capital Limited, obtained from the British Virgin Islands Registry of Corporate Affairs on December 17th, 2021.

Olive Group North America LLC et al v. Afghanistan International Bank: Complaint

Complaint for $643,366 in Olive Group North America LLC, American K-9 Detection Services LLC, and Constellis Integrated Risk Management Services Inc., described as "subsidiaries of Constellis Holdings, providing security and training services internationally, and have been providing such services in support of the United States in Afghanistan for several years" v. Afghanistan International Bank, described as "the largest private bank in Afghanistan largely servicing commercial enterprises such as Plaintiffs", at the U. S. District Court for the Southern District of New York.

Carlington Dawson: CI$2.5K Fine

Sentencing Hearing for 'statutory contempt of court for acting as a lawyer when not entitled to' in the matter of Carlington Dawson at the Grand Court of the Cayman Islands.

Jose Flores v. Coinbase Global Inc. et al: Complaint

Complaint alleging a cryptocurrency exchange did not allow a client to realize "big gains" from trading in a "stable-coin running on Ethereum" known as GYEN, in Jose Flores v. Coinbase Global Inc. and Coinbase Inc. at the U. S. District Court for the Western District of California.

USA v. Bitcoin Tokens: Forfeiture (Jerad Colt Barnes)

Motion to File Forfeiture Complaint Under Seal in USA v. Bitcoin Tokens, Crypto.com Tokens, Ejin Coin Tokens, Ethereum Tokens, Lisk Tokens, Basic Attention Tokens, Golem Network Tokens, Komodo Tokens, and Monaco Tokens seized from Jerad Colt Barnes, who was sentenced to 13 years in prison on February 25th, 2021 after pleading guilty to narcotics trafficking, filed at the U. S. District Court for the Northern District of Iowa.

Glacial Capital LLC et al v. Buenos Aires: $14.2M Complaint

Complaint for "the principal amount of $14,200,000, plus all unpaid interest" alleging debt default in Glacial Capital LLC and TRSE Holdings LLC, both of Delaware v. The Province of Buenos Aires at the U. S. District Court for the Southern District of New York.

USA v. Coinbase Crypto Account: Forfeiture Complaint

Forfeiture Complaint in USA v. Cryptocurrency held in an account at cryptocurrency exchange Coinbase Inc. that is "derived from proceeds of wire fraud and wire fraud conspiracy ... and property involved in monetary transactions and money laundering conspiracy", at the U. S. District Court for the Western District of North Carolina.

Wedbush Securities Inc.: $1.2M Penalties

Administrative Order by the U. S. Securities and Exchange Commission imposing penalties totaling $1.2 million on Wedbush Securities Inc. for the "unregistered offers and sales of large blocks of low-priced securities by an offshore customer", namely Silverton SA, now known as Wintercap SA, described as "a purported Swiss asset manager", and failure to file suspicious activity reports.

Vimco Luxembourg SA: €35K Fines

Public Notice by the Luxembourg CSSF that it has imposed two fines totaling €35,000 on Vimco Luxembourg S.A. for regulatory breaches.

2770095 Ontario Inc. v. Google LLC: Discovery Application

Application by 2770095 Ontario Inc., described as a Toronto, Ontario-based company "created for the purpose of pursuing collection of the liquidated loss of approximately $1,100,000 suffered by Affinitas Medios de Pago SAPI de C.V.", described as "a payment facilitator" domiciled and based in Mexico, to take discovery from Google LLC for use in legal proceedings in Canada alleging fraud in which "Canadian Maxwell Dean Morgan is the principal defendant", filed at the U. S. District Court for the Northern District of California.

Fundo de Recuperação de Ativos v. Ceagro Agrícola Ltda et al: $39M Judgment

Judgment for $39 million in Fundo de Recuperação de Ativos - Fundo de Investimentos em Direitos Creditorios Não Padronizados, of Brazil v. Ceagro Agrícola Ltda, Antonio Carlos Gonçalves Junior, and Christine Crothers Gonçalves, all of São Paulo, Brazil, at the Supreme Court of the State of New York, County of New York.

Kuwait Ports Authority et al v. Port Link GP Ltd. et al: Re-Amended Writ of Summons

Re-Amended Writ of Summons in Kuwait Ports Authority, The Public Institution for Social Security, and The Port Fund LP v. Port Link GP Ltd., of the Cayman Islands; Mark Eric Williams, described as a citizen of the United States residing in Georgia, USA; Wellspring Capital Group Inc., of Georgia, USA, and KGL Investment Company Asia, of the Cayman Islands, at the Grand Court of the Cayman Islands.

KMG Capital Markets Ltd.: ‘MC UCITS’ License Revocation

Public Notice by the Cyprus Securities and Exchange Commission that it has revoked "the operation licence of Management Company of Open-ended Undertakings for Collective Investment in Transferable Securities of KMG Capital Markets Ltd.".

National Westminster Bank Plc: £265M Fine

Public Notice by the United Kingdom Financial Conduct Authority that National Westminster Bank Plc was fined £264.8 million "following convictions for three offences of failing to comply with money laundering regulations".

USA v. 9.881 Bitcoin: Forfeiture Complaint (Fernando Berrocal)

Forfeiture Complaint in USA v. 9.881 Bitcoin "voluntarily surrendered to law enforcement" by Fernando Berrocal, who is suspected of laundering the proceeds of "illegal gambling, narcotics trafficking and various financial frauds", at the U. S. District Court for the Eastern District of Texas.

Reed International Inc. v. Afghanistan International Bank: Complaint

Complaint for $316,063 alleging breach of contract and unjust enrichment in Reed International Inc., described as "a leading provider of security, training, and logistics services" v. Afghanistan International Bank, of Afghanistan, at the U. S. District Court for the Southern District of New York.

WEX Inc.: $350K Fine

Administrative Order by the U. S. Securities and Exchange Commission imposing a fine of $350,000 on WEX Inc., described as "a Maine-based reporting company that describes itself as a financial technology service provider" for failing "properly to devise and maintain a sufficient system of internal accounting controls at its Brazilian subsidiary, UNIK S.A.", that led to "errors in WEX Brazil’s financial statements back to fiscal year 2013 totaling approximately $85.5 million, mostly relating to the overstatement of unbilled receivables. This amount included about $8 million in suspected theft or unauthorized transactions by former WEX Brazil employees".

Elumeo SE v. Gem Shopping Network Inc.: Discovery Application

Application by Elumeo SE, of Germany, to take discovery from Gem Shopping Network Inc. for use in anticipated legal proceedings in Germany against Don Kogen, described as "a former Vice-Chairman of the board of directors of Elumeo", alleging "the conversion of gems from Elumeo’s subsidiary in Thailand, PWK Jewelry Company Ltd.", filed at the U. S. District Court for the Northern District of Georgia.

Boyan Dong v. Cloopen Group Holding Ltd. et al: Class Action Complaint

Class Action Complaint in Boyan Dong v. Cloopen Group Holding Limited, a Cayman Islands company based in China; Changxun Sun, Yipeng Li, Kui Zhou, Qingsheng Zheng, Xiaodong Liang, Zi Yang, Ming Liao, Feng Zhu, Lok Yan Hui, Jianhong Zhou, Ching Chiu, Xiegang Xiong, Cheng Luo, Yunhao Liu, Cogency Global Inc., Colleen A. DeVries, Goldman Sachs (Asia) LLC, Citigroup Global Markets Inc., China International Capital Corporation Hong Kong Securities Limited, Tiger Brokers (NZ) Limited, and Futu Inc. at the U. S. District Court for the Southern District of New York.

Tradinvest International Ltd.: €2,375 Fine

Public Notice by the Malta Financial Services Authority that it has imposed a fine of €2,375 on Tradinvest International Limited for a regulatory breach.

Trevor Pace: €2K Fine

Public Notice by the Malta Financial Services Authority that it has imposed a fine of €2,000 on Trevor Pace for a regulatory breach.

Triglav Management Ltd.: €4.5K Fine

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

Lisa Wiley v. Paysafe Ltd. et al: Class Action Complaint

Class Action Complaint alleging fraud in Lisa Wiley v. Paysafe Limited, f.k.a. Foley Trasimene Acquisition Corp. II, described as a Bermuda-based provider of "digital commerce solutions" whose shares are listed on the New York Stock Exchange; Richard N. Massey, Bryan D. Coy, Philip McHugh, and Ismail (Izzy) Dawood at the U. S. District Court for the Southern District of New York.

Mazars Consulting Ltd.: €2.6K Fine

Public Notice by the Malta Financial Services Authority that it has imposed a fine of €2,650 on Mazars Consulting Ltd. for failure "to submit the Audited Financial Statements and the Auditors’ Management Letter for the year ended 31 December 2019 within the regulatory deadline".