United States District Court for the District of Columbia

Germany: Jürgen Wagentrotz

Application for the appointment of a Commissioner to collect evidence from Fifth Third Bank and JPMorgan Chase Bank - pursuant to a request for judicial assistance from Germany - for a criminal investigation into "Jurgen Kurt Ernst Wagentrotz, former Executive Board Member of Oil & Gas Invest AG, and others for fraud and operating a banking business without a license".

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".

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.

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'.

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.

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.

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.

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.

Palantir Technologies Inc. v. Williams & Connolly LLP et al: Discovery Application (‘Attempted Litigation Fraud’)

Application by Palantir Technologies Inc. to take discovery from Williams & Connolly LLP, a law firm, and laywers Barry S. Simon, and Stephen L. Wohlgemuth for use in "two German proceedings: (i) a patent entitlement litigation before the Regional Court of Munich, Federal Republic of Germany between Palantir and Williams & Connolly's client, Marc L. Abramowitz, and (ii) a criminal investigation by a German public prosecutor of Abramowitz, Simon, and Wohlgemuth" for suspected "attempted litigation fraud", filed at the U.S. District Court for the District of Columbia.

Portugal: Huntington National Bank et al (‘N95 Masks Fraud’)

Application for the appointment of a Commissioner to collect evidence from Huntington National Bank and Wells Fargo Bank - pursuant to a request for judicial assistance from Portugal - for a criminal investigation into suspected fraud by an "unknown subject".

Stabil LLC et al v. Russia: Petition to Confirm $34M Arbitration Award

Petition to Confirm Arbitration Award in Stabil LLC, Rubenor LLC, Rustel LLC, Novel-Estate LLC, PII Kirkovograd-Nafta LLC, Crimea-Petrol LLC, Pirsan LLC, Trade-Trust LLC, Elefteria LLC, VKF-Satek LLC, and Stemv Group LLC, described as "eleven Ukrainian companies that invested in the petrol retail business in the Autonomous Republic of Crimea and the City of Sevastopol prior to 2014, when Crimea was under the jurisdiction of Ukraine" v. The Russian Federation at the U. S. District Court for the District of Columbia.

USA v. Artwork: Restraining Order (James Stunt)

Enforcement of a Restraining Order by the United Kingdom Central Criminal Court to Restrain Property Owned or Controlled by James Stunt et al in USA v. 52 Pieces of Artwork at the U. S. District Court for the District of Columbia.

USA v. $34M In Names of Falcon Strategic Solutions et al: Forfeiture Complaint (‘Arms Trading’)

Forfeiture Complaint that "arises out of an investigation by Homeland Security Investigations of the use of United States correspondent accounts to transfer funds through a network that circumvented U.S. sanctions" involving "three arms-trading companies, Partizan Tech DOO, Tehnoglobal Systems DOO Beograd, and Grawit Limited", which are domiciled in Serbia and Cyprus, in USA v. $34 million in the names of Falcon Strategic Solutions, Finrost Limited, and Vectura Trans at the U. S. District Court for the District of Columbia.

Guy Davis et al v. MTN Group Ltd. et al: Complaint

Complaint "under the federal Anti-Terrorism Act on behalf of American service members and civilians, and their families, who were killed or wounded while serving their country in Iraq between 2006 and 2010" in Guy Davis et al v. MTN Irancell Telecommunications Services Company, of Iran; MTN Group Limited, described as "a South African telecommunications company whose stock trades publicly on the Johannesburg Stock Exchange"; Phuthuma Nhleko, of South Africa, and Irene Charnley, of South Africa, at the U. S. District Court for the District of Columbia.

Poland: TD Bank NA et al (‘Romance Fraud’)

Application for the appointment of a Commissioner to collect evidence from TD Bank NA and Wells Fargo Bank NA - pursuant to a request for judicial assistance from Poland - for a criminal investigation into suspected fraud by an "unknown subject(s)".

Yukos Capital Ltd. v. Russian Federation: Petition to Enforce $5B Arbitral Award

Petition to Enforce Arbitral Award that "arises from Russia’s illegal expropriation of Yukos Capital’s multi-billion dollar investments in Yukos Oil Company in the form of two loans made in 2003 and 2004" in Yukos Capital Limited, of the British Virgin Islands, described as "a former, indirect, wholly-owned subsidiary of Yukos Oil" v. The Russian Federation at the U. S. District Court for the District of Columbia.

Belgium: JPMorgan Chase Bank

Application for the appointment of a Commissioner to collect evidence from JPMorgan Chase Bank - pursuant to a request for judicial assistance from Belgium - for a criminal investigation into "Unknown Subjects for internet fraud and money laundering".

Aberdeen City Council et al v. SEC: Motion to Compel Subpoena Compliance (‘Under Armour Securities Fraud’)

Motion to Compel Compliance With Subpoena regarding an investigation into alleged securities fraud by Under Armour Inc. and related parties in Aberdeen City Council, as Administrating Authority for the North East Scotland Pension Fund, of Scotland; Monroe County Employees' Retirement System, of Michigan, and KBC Asset Management NV, of Belgium v. U. S. Securities and Exchange Commission at the U. S. District Court for the District of Columbia.

Netherlands: Ali Çakici et al

Application for the appointment of a Commissioner to collect evidence from Apple Inc. - pursuant to a request for judicial assistance from the Netherlands - for a criminal investigation into "Ali Çakici and others for false documents and fraud offenses".

Ecuador: Joza Ortega Lisett Liliana et al

Application for the appointment of a Commissioner to collect evidence from Deutsche Bank Trust Company, Bank of America, and New York Department of Taxation and Finance - pursuant to a request for judicial assistance from Ecuador - for a criminal investigation into Joza Ortega Lisett Liliana, Sean Ally, Shamiza Ally, Purple Heart Association, Inc., Heart Holdings, Corp., and SA & SB Enterprises, LLC for suspected "grand larceny in the first degree and money laundering".

USA v. Ilya Lichtenstein et al: Criminal Complaint (‘$4.5B Stolen Crypto’)

Criminal Complaint alleging conspiracy to commit money laundering and conspiring to defraud the United States involving Bitcoin currently "valued at over $4.5 billion" that was allegedly stolen in a 2016 hack of Bitfinex, a cryptocurrency exchange operated by a British Virgin Islands-domiciled firm in USA v. Ilya Lichtenstein, described as "a Russian-U.S. national residing in New York", and his wife, Heather Rhiannon Morgan.

Portugal: Name.com LLC

Application for the appointment of a Commissioner to collect evidence from Name.com LLC - pursuant to a request for judicial assistance from Portugal - for a criminal investigation into "an unknown suspect(s) for fraud offenses".

Portugal: Bank of America et al

Application for the appointment of a Commissioner to collect evidence from the Bank of America, JPMorgan Chase Bank, and SunTrust Bank - pursuant to a request for judicial assistance from Portugal - for a criminal investigation into "unknown subjects for fraud".

Amaplat Mauritius Ltd. et al v. Zimbabwe Mining Development Corporation et al: Complaint

Complaint "to recognize and enforce the judgment of the High Court of Zambia ... in favor of Plaintiffs and against Defendants Zimbabwe Mining Development Corporation and the Chief Mining Commissioner, Ministry of Mines of Zimbabwe" in Amaplat Mauritius Ltd. and Amari Nickel Holdings Zimbabwe Ltd., both of Mauritius v. Zimbabwe Mining Development Corporation, The Chief Mining Commissioner, Ministry of Mines of Zimbabwe, and the Republic of Zimbabwe at the U. S. District Court for the District of Columbia.

Ecuador: Dmitri Grekov et al

Application for the appointment of a Commissioner to collect evidence from Westpac Financial Services Company - pursuant to a request for judicial assistance from Ecuador - for a criminal investigation into Dmitri Andreevich Grekov, Vadim Vasilenko, Anton Vereshchagin, Oleg Kruglov, all described as citizens of Russia and "members of a drug trafficking organization", and others for suspected money laundering.

Romania: Bank of America

Application by the USA to collect evidence from the Bank of America - pursuant to a request for judicial assistance from Romania - for a criminal investigation into "unknown subjects for fraud".

Jersey: James Patrick Gorton Baker

Application for the appointment of a Commissioner to collect evidence from Bank of America - pursuant to a request for judicial assistance from Jersey, in the Channel Islands - for a criminal investigation into James Patrick Gorton Baker for suspected money laundering involving the proceeds of an "investment scam".

Taiwan v. Tammie Yang: Freeze Application

Application by the USA, on behalf of Taiwan, to freeze assets in the name of Yu-Chen Yang, a.k.a. Tammie Yang, at JPMorgan Chase & Co. that are believed to be the proceeds of bank fraud, filed at the U. S. District Court for the District of Columbia.

Portugal: Maria Andrade Almeida et al

Application for the appointment of a Commissioner to collect evidence from Wells Fargo, Chase Bank, Bay First Bank, Capital One, and USAA Bank - pursuant to a request for judicial assistance from Portugal - for use in a criminal investigation into "Maria Filipa Andrade Almeida, Helder Antonio Alves Lourenco, and unknown subjects for fraud".

Switzerland: Frost Bank et al

Application for the appointment of a Commissioner to collect evidence from BB&T Bank, SunTrust Bank, Western Alliance Bank, and Comerica Bank - pursuant to a request for judicial assistance from Switzerland - for use in a criminal investigation into "unknown subject(s) for fraud and money laundering" involving "pre-IPO shares" in "the online lodging marketplace company Airbnb".

Norbert Basengezi Katintima v. Bradley Smith et al: Complaint

Complaint seeking the removal of the plaintiff from OFAC's Specially Designated Nationals and Blocked Persons List in Norbert Basengezi Katintima, a citizen and resident of the Democratic Republic of the Congo and "formerly the Vice President to the National Independent Electoral Commission of the Democratic Republic of the Congo" v. Bradley T. Smith and the U. S. Department of the Treasury's Office of Foreign Assets Control at the U. S. District Court for the District of Columbia.

Portugal: Joseph Carlos Xavier

Application for the appointment of a Commissioner to collect evidence from PNC Bank NA and Citibank NA - pursuant to a request for judicial assistance from Portugal - for use in a criminal investigation into "Joseph Carlos Xavier and unknown subjects for fraud".

Fremichael Ghebreyesus et al v. Ethiopia et al: Complaint

Complaint seeking damages of $10.6 million for "the unlawful takings and retakings of certain properties belonging to Plaintiffs in Ethiopia in violation of international law" in Fremichael Ghebreyesus, individually and as Trustee of the Estate of Ghebreyesus Ghebrelul Fremichael, deceased; and Simret Zerai Yohannes, a.k.a. Semret Zereyohans Keleb v. the Federal Democratic Republic of Ethiopia, the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Ethiopia, the City of Addis Ababa, the Sub-City of Bole, Addis Ababa; the Federal First Instance Court of Ethiopia, and Brook Bekele Beshah, of Las Vegas, Nevada,, at the U. S. District Court for the District of Columbia.

Portugal: Luis Manuel de Paiva Gomes Cunha Ribeiro et al

Application for the appointment of a Commissioner to collect evidence from the International Society on Thrombosis and Haemostasis - pursuant to a request for judicial assistance from Portugal - for a criminal investigation into "Luis Manuel de Paiva Gomes Cunha Ribeiro, Joaquim Paulo Lalanda e Castro, and Manuela Carvalho for corruption, bribery, and receiving an undue advantage".

United Arab Emirates: Centennial Bank

Application for the appointment of a Commissioner to collect evidence from Centennial Bank - pursuant to a request for judicial assistance from the United Arab Emirates - for a criminal investigation into "at least 17 known and unknown defendants" for suspected fraud and money laundering that, inter alia, allegedly involved the use of "deep voice" technology to simulate the voice of a company director.

Bosnia and and Herzegovina: Denis Prcic

Application for the appointment of a Commissioner to collect evidence from the Accrediting Council for Independent Colleges and Schools - pursuant to a request for judicial assistance from Bosnia and Herzegovina - for a criminal investigation into Denis Prcic, described as President of the American University in Bosnia and Herzegovina, "for misuse of authority and illegal collection of payment".

Netherlands: Sprint Corporation (E. Eekhof)

Application for the appointment of a Commissioner to collect evidence from Sprint Corporation - pursuant to a request for judicial assistance from the Netherlands - for a criminal investigation into "E. Eekhof and others for unauthorized weapons and forgery offenses".

Netherlands: Oath Holdings Inc. (E. Eekhof)

Application for the appointment of a Commissioner to collect evidence from Oath Holdings Inc. - pursuant to a request for judicial assistance from the Netherlands - for a criminal investigation into "E. Eekhof and others for unauthorized weapons and forgery offenses".

Netherlands: WhatsApp LLC (E. Eekhof)

Application for the appointment of a Commissioner to collect evidence from WhatsApp LLC - pursuant to a request for judicial assistance from the Netherlands - for a criminal investigation into "E. Eekhof and others for unauthorized weapons and forgery offenses".

Germany v. Rolf Jerke et al

Application for the appointment of a Commissioner to collect evidence from Life Partners Inc. - pursuant to a request for judicial assistance from Germany - for a criminal investigation into Rolf Jerke and Dr. Uwe Schilling for suspected embezzlement involving viaticals settlements.

Austria: Paxful.com

Application for the appointment of a Commissioner to collect evidence from cryptocurrency trading platform Paxful.com - pursuant to a request for judicial assistance from Austria - for a criminal investigation into "unknown subjects for fraud" involving "an investment opportunity in Bitcoin via Forex and binary options on an online platform".