Documents

Greensill Capital (UK) Ltd.: Chapter 15 Petition

Chapter 15 Petition for Recognition of a Foreign Main Proceeding in England by Trevor O'Sullivan, Christine Laverty, and William Stagg, as the Foreign Representatives of Greensill Capital (UK) Limited, described as "the main trading entity for the Greensill group, a global financial services firm" and "principally in the business of arranging supply chain and other working capital financing solutions for its customers by acquiring receivables, with related rights, and onselling such assets to investors either directly or in the form of receivables-backed notes issued by bankruptcy remote special purpose vehicles", filed at the U. S. Bankruptcy Court for the Southern District of New York.

Aux Cayes Fintech Co. Ltd.: Statement of Allegations

Statement of Allegations in the matter of Aux Cayes Fintech Co. Ltd., described as a Seychelles-domiciled operator of "an online crypto asset trading platform", for "violating Ontario securities law", before the Ontario Securities Commission.

George Assad v. Pershing Square Tontine Holdings Ltd. et al: Complaint

Derivative complaint alleging breach of the Investment Company Act of 1940 and The Investment Advisers Act of 1940 in George Assad, derivatively on behalf of Pershing Square Tontine Holdings Ltd. v. Pershing Square Tontine Holdings Ltd., described as being domiciled in Delaware, based in New York and "the largest special purpose acquisition company, or "SPAC", ever to have offered shares to the public", as Nominal Defendant, and Pershing Square TH Sponsor LLC, of Delaware; Lisa Gersh, Michael Ovitz, Jacqueline D. Reses, Joseph S. Steinberg, Pershing Square LP, of Delaware; Pershing Square International Ltd., of the Cayman Islands, and Pershing Square Holdings Ltd., of Guernsey, as Defendants, at the U. S. District Court for the Southern District of New York.

Boart Longyear Ltd. et al: Chapter 15 Petition

Chapter 15 Petition for Recognition of a Foreign Main Proceeding in Australia by Nora Pincus, as the Foreign Representative of Boart Longyear Limited, Boart Longyear Australia Pty Limited, Boart Longyear Management Pty Limited, Boart Longyear Investments Pty Limited, and Votraint No. 1609 Pty Limited, collectively described as "the world's leading provider of drilling services, orebody-data-collection technology, and innovative, safe, and productivity-driven drilling equipment", filed at the U. S. Bankruptcy Court for the Southern District of New York.

Murchinson Ltd. et al: $9M Settlement

Administrative Order by the U. S. Securities and Exchange Commission stating that Murchinson Ltd., of Toronto, Canada; Marc Bistricer, and Paul Zogala, described as citizens and residents of Canada, have agreed to pay penalties totaling $9 million to settle a regulatory investigation that, inter alia, involved an unidentified Bermuda "hedge fund".

Alma Trade LLC v. USA: Motion to Quash IRS Summonses

Notice of Motion to Quash IRS Summonses issued to JPMorgan Chase Bank, Santander NA, and TD Bank regarding "the Russian Income Tax Liabilities of JSC Topprom" in Alma Trade LLC v. USA at the U. S. District Court for the Southern District of New York.

SEC v. Douglas Drennan: Judgment Application

SEC's Application for an Order Compelling Respondent Douglas F. Drennan to Show Cause Why Judgment Should be Entered Against Him Pursuant to the Securities Exchange Act in a case alleging fraud involving, inter alia, Cayman Islands-domiciled J.S. Oliver Offshore Investments Ltd. in U. S. Securities and Exchange Commission v. Douglas F. Drennan at the U. S. District Court for the Southern District of California.

Suntera Global v. Andrew Edgington: Complaint

Complaint in Suntera Global, a Cayman Islands corporate services provider v. Andrew Edgington, described as a former employee of the plaintiff, at the Summary Court of the Cayman Islands.

Portugal: City National

Application for the appointment of a Commissioner to collect evidence from City National - pursuant to a request for judicial assistance from Portugal - for an investigation into an "unknown subject, purporting to be the Crown Prince of Dubai" for suspected fraud.

Portugal: Wells Fargo Bank (2021)

Application for the appointment of a Commissioner to collect evidence from Wells Fargo Bank - pursuant to a request for judicial assistance from Portugal - for a criminal investigation into "an unknown subject for fraud" in which the victim was "an international association for the conservation of animals".
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Leatrix v. Novus Fintech Ltd.: Judgment

Judgment regarding an employment dispute in Leatrix v. Novus Fintech Limited, of Dubai, at the Dubai International Financial Centre Courts. Editor's Note: Novus Fintech Limited was exposed as a fraud by OffshoreAlert in February 2021. The company is operated by United Kingdom national Stuart Coles and is part of a group whose principals include British/Irish serial investment fraudster Richard Fagan.

Alix AM Pte Ltd. v. EFG International AG: Discovery Application

Application by Alix AM Pte Ltd., of Singapore, to take discovery from EFG International AG, of Miami, Florida, for use in legal proceedings in the British Virgin Islands that it has filed against Agriculture Investment Group Corp. and 13 other defendants, including those in the Bahamas, Belize, British Virgin Islands, Monaco, and Uruguay, filed at the U. S. District Court for the Southern District of Florida.

BDO Canada Ltd. v. Truist Bank: Discovery Application

Application by BDO Canada Limited, as the Receiver for 1635536 Ontario Inc., operating as Versitec Marine & Industrial and Versitec Marine USA Inc., to take discovery from Truist Bank and Bank of America Corporation for use in legal proceedings in Toronto, Canada "commenced by a creditor of Debtors, Liquid Capital Exchange Corp.", filed at the U. S. District Court for the Southern District of Florida.

HSCM Bermuda Fund Ltd. v. 24 Capital LLC et al: Complaint

Complaint that "arises from HSCM's loans of more than $150,000,000.00 to Seeman Holtz Property and Casualty, Inc. and its successor entity Seeman Holtz Property and Casualty, LLC" in HSCM Bermuda Fund Ltd., of Bermuda v. 24 Capital LLC, Business Advance Team LLC, d.b.a. Everyday Capital, and Newco Capital Group VI LLC, all of New York, at the U. S. District Court for the Southern District of New York.

Subhash Patel v. Koninklijke NA et al: Class Action Complaint

Class Action Complaint alleging securities fraud in Subhash Patel v. Koninklijke N.A., of the Netherlands, described as the operator of "a health technology company in North America, Greater China, and internationally"; Frans van Houten, and Abhijit Bhattacharya at the U. S. District Court for the Eastern District of New York.

USA v. Jorge Nobrega: Criminal Complaint

Criminal Complaint alleging conspiracy to violate International Emergency Economic Powers Act, conspiracy to commit money laundering, and money laundering involving Petróleos de Venezuela SA, a.k.a. PDVSA, and "millions of dollars of transfers on behalf of the Venezuelan Government" in USA v. Jorge Nobrega at the U. S. District Court for the Southern District of Florida.

Pearson Plc: $1M Fine

Administrative Order by the U. S. Securities and Exchange Commission imposing a fine of $1 million on Pearson Plc, described as a British publicly-listed "multinational educational publishing and services company", for "material misstatements and omissions regarding a 2018 cyber intrusion that affected several million rows of student data across 13,000 school, district, and university AIMSweb 1.0 customer accounts in the United States".

SEC v. GPL Ventures LLC et al: Asset Freeze Application

Emergency Application for an Asset Freeze Order regarding an allegedly fraudulent scheme that, inter alia, involved accounts in "the Cayman Islands and Canada", in U. S. Securities and Exchange Commission v. GPL Ventures LLC, GPL Management LLC, described in the complaint as Delaware-domiciled, New York-based companies; Alexander J. Dillon, of New Jersey; Cosmin I. Panait, described as a citizen of Romania residing in New York; HempAmericana Inc., described as a Delaware-domiciled, New York-based company; Salvador E. Rosillo, of New York; Seaside Advisors LLC, of New Jersey, and Lawrence B. Adams, of New Jersey, at the U. S. District Court for the Southern District of New York.

SEC v. GPL Ventures LLC et al: Complaint

Complaint "to halt the GPL Defendants' ongoing violations of the dealer registration requirements of the federal securities laws", including alleged fraud, that involves, inter alia, an unidentified "broker in the Cayman Islands" in U. S. Securities and Exchange Commission v. GPL Ventures LLC, GPL Management LLC, described as Delaware-domiciled, New York-based companies; Alexander J. Dillon, of New Jersey; Cosmin I. Panait, described as a citizen of Romania residing in New York; HempAmericana Inc., described as a Delaware-domiciled, New York-based company; Salvador E. Rosillo, of New York; Seaside Advisors LLC, of New Jersey, and Lawrence B. Adams, of New Jersey, at the U. S. District Court for the Southern District of New York.

Jeffrey Crass v. Yalla Group Ltd. et al: Class Action Complaint

Class Action Complaint alleging securities fraud in Jeffrey Crass v. Yalla Group Limited, described as a Cayman Islands-domiciled "voice-centric social networking and entertainment platform that operates mainly in the Middle East and Northern Africa", and Tao Yang at the U. S. District Court for the Southern District of New York.

USA v. Joseph Krigsfeld: Consent to Judgment

Consent to Forfeiture/Judgment in the amount of $19.9 million regarding a securities fraud scheme that, inter alia, involved Cayman Islands-domiciled Aberon Capital Master Fund in USA v. Joseph Krigsfeld at the U. S. District Court for the Southern District of New York.

Yalla Group Ltd.: Directors

Director Details for Yalla Group Limited, obtained from the Cayman Islands General Registry on August 13th, 2021.

London Capital Group (Cyprus) Ltd.: €40K Fine

Public Notice by the Cyprus Securities and Exchange Commission that it has imposed a fine of €40,000 on London Capital Group (Cyprus) Limited for a regulatory breach. Editor's Note: Research by OffshoreAlert at the Cyprus Registrar of Companies showed that London Capital Group (Cyprus) Limited was incorporated in Cyprus on June 6th, 2016 and its sole director is Charles Henri Sabet.

Brian Kang et al v. Hybrid Trade Ltd. et al: Complaint

Complaint alleging theft, misappropriation, and securities fraud regarding the raising of $50 million "from investors based around the world, including within the United States" from the sale of "digital tokens" that were "neither registered with the United States Securities and Exchange Commission nor qualified for any exemption from registration with the SEC, thereby depriving investors of the benefit of the disclosures required by the federal securities laws" in Brian Kang, Skyblock LLC, Mid-Wilshire Consulting LLC, Prasad Hurra, David Kim, Blue Rock Group, Artemio Verduzo, David Kwon, and Young Jae Kwon v. Hybrid Trade Limited, described as operating from addresses in Hong Kong, Malta, and Singapore; Asia Digital Asset Exchange, described as operating from an address in Cyprus; Allysian Sciences, Apolo Ohno, a former Olympic speed skating champion; Rod Jao, Eugenio Pugliese, and Henry Liu at the U. S. District Court for the Central District of California.

Blue Mountain Credit Alternatives Master Fund LP et al v. Regal Entertainment Group: Judgment Application

Application for Entry of Judgment in Blue Mountain Credit Alternatives Master Fund LP, of the Cayman Islands; BlueMountain Foinaven Master Fund LP, of the Cayman Islands; BlueMountain Fursan Fund LP, of the Cayman Islands; BlueMountain Guadalupe Peak Fund LP, of Delaware; BlueMountain Kicking Horse Fund LP, of Delaware; BlueMountain Logan Opportunities Master Fund LP, of the Cayman Islands; BlueMountain Montenvers Master Fund SCA SICAV-SIF, of Luxembourg; BlueMountain Summit Trading LP, of Delaware; GKC Strategic Value Master Fund LP, of the Cayman Islands, and GKC SV SMA I LLC, of the Cayman Islands v. Regal Entertainment Group at the Superior Court of California, County of Los Angeles.

Allianz Life Bermuda Ltd.: $1.7M Fine

Press Release by the Bermuda Monetary Authority announcing that it has imposed "civil penalties" totaling $1.7 million on Allianz Life Bermuda Limited for regulatory breaches, including the Proceeds of Crime (Anti-Money Laundering and Anti-Terrorist Financing Supervision and Enforcement) Act 2008, and that the company has agreed to go into liquidation. Editor's Note: Research by OffshoreAlert showed that, on the Allianz Group's website, the address for Allianz Life Bermuda Limited is given as "105, Allianz SNA Bldg 56, Jisr el Bacha Hazmieh Beirut, Lebanon P.O.Box: 16-6516".

Panama: Canelita Taquis de Liakopulos

Application for the appointment of a Commissioner to collect evidence from Marquis Bank - pursuant to a request for judicial assistance from Panama - for a criminal investigation into Canelita Taquis de Liakopulos "for tendering a check with insufficient funds in or around October 2018".

Vickers Holding & Finance Inc. v. Chora Young LLP et al: Complaint

Complaint alleging legal malpractice in Vickers Holding & Finance Inc., a British Virgin Islands firm whose principal "is Elena Volkova, who is a citizen of the Netherlands" v. Chora Young LLP, a law firm in California, and Paul P. Young, an attorney, at the Superior Court of the State of California, for the County of Los Angeles.

Sean McCoshen: Chapter 15 Petition

Chapter 15 Petition for Recognition of a Foreign Main Proceeding in Edmonton, Canada by John Hendriks, of A. Farber & Partners Ltd., as the Foreign Representative of Sean Frederick McCoshen, described as "a Canadian resident that until recently resided in a residential medical care facility in British Columbia, Canada", filed at the U. S. Bankruptcy Court for the District of Oregon.

FinCEN v. BitMEX et al: $100M Fine

Public Notice by FinCEN that it has imposed a fine of $100 million on HDR Global Trading Limited, of the Seychelles; 100x Holdings Limited, ABS Global Trading Limited, of Delaware; Shine Effort Inc. Limited, of Hong Kong, and HDR Global Services (Bermuda) Limited, of Bermuda, d.b.a. BitMEX, described as "a convertible virtual currency derivatives exchange".

Italy: Mario Grassetti Tonnarelli

Amended Application for the appointment of a Commissioner to collect evidence from Clars Auction Gallery and Masterworks Fine Art Inc. regarding deliveries of "fake Picasso etchings" - pursuant to a request for judicial assistance from Italy - for a criminal investigation into Mario Tonnarelli "for conspiracy, handling stolen goods, and smuggling".

Recovery Partners GP Ltd. et al v. Fisher Island Investments Inc. et al: Discovery Application

Application by Recovery Partners GP Limited, of the British Virgin Islands, and Revoker LLP, of England, to take discovery from Fisher Island Investments, Inc., Fisher Island Holdings, LLC, PDS Development LLC, and PDS HOLDCO I LLC for use in legal proceedings in England "against Irakli Rukhadze, Igor Alexeev, Benjamin Marson, Hunnewell Partners (UK) LP, Hunnewell Partners (BVI) Limited, Park Street (GP) Limited, Park Street (BR) Limited, Park Street (GS) Limited, Park Street (L) Limited" regarding "the identification and recovery of assets belonging directly or indirectly to the members of the family of the late Georgian businessman, Arkadi Patarkatsishvili", filed at the U. S. District Court for the Southern District of Florida.