United States District Court for the District of Massachusetts

FXCH Ltd. v. Centre Consortium LLC: Complaint (‘Crypto Dispute’)

Complaint for "an injunction in aid of arbitration requiring Centre to direct the segregation of the $6,000,000 USD supporting the peg for the 6,000,000 USDC and to block and freeze 6,000,000 permanently inaccessible USDC stable coins belonging to FXCH" in FXCH Ltd., described as "a member-based financial utility for Institutional Spot-FX Clearing with its principal place of business in Dublin, Ireland" v. Centre Consortium LLC, which "administers the network for a so-called 'stablecoin' that is pegged 1-to-1 (or 1:1) to the U.S. Dollar, called USD Coin and denominated as USDC", at the U.S. District Court for the District of Massachusetts.

SEC v. Adrian Kawuba: TRO Motion

Ex Parte Motion for a Temporary Restraining Order in U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission v. Adrian J. Kawuba, described as a citizen of Uganda residing in Massachusetts, at the U.S. District Court for the District of Massachusetts.

SEC v. Adrian Kawuba: Complaint

Complaint alleging the defendant "deceived multiple investors into giving him hundreds of thousands of dollars, promising to invest their money in opportunities related to supposed athletic and entertainment ventures" in U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission v. Adrian J. Kawuba, described as a citizen of Uganda residing in Massachusetts, at the U.S. District Court for the District of Massachusetts.

FXCH Ltd. v. Centre Consortium LLC: Complaint (‘$6M Crypto Dispute’)

Complaint involving "a so-called 'stablecoin' that is pegged 1-to-1 to the U.S. Dollar, called USD Coin and denominated as USDC" in FXCH Ltd., a.k.a. Foreign Exchange Clearing House, described as an Ireland-based "member-based financial utility for Institutional Spot-FX Clearing" v. Centre Consortium LLC at the U.S. District Court for the District of Massachusetts.

MW Gestion v. 1Globe Capital LLC et al: Class Action Complaint

Class Action Complaint alleging fraud regarding a "battle for control" of Sinovac Biotech Ltd., described as "Sinovac, a biopharmaceutical company that focuses on the research, development, manufacturing, and commercialization of vaccines", in MW Gestion, described as "an institutional asset manager based in France" v. 1Globe Capital LLC, of Delaware; Jiaqiang Li, described as a citizen of China residing in Boston, MA; Chiang Li Family, Jeff Li, and Linda Li at the U.S. District Court for the District of Massachusetts.

USA v. 73,586.17 USDT: Forfeiture Complaint (‘Crypto Fraud’)

Forfeiture Complaint in USA v. 73,586.17 USDT (Tether) that are "proceeds of a cryptocurrency fraud scheme" and were seized from an account at Binance cryptocurrency exchange, filed at the U.S. District Court for the District of Massachusetts.

SEC v. Bradley Moynes et al: Complaint

Complaint alleging fraud in U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission in Bradley J. Moynes, described as a citizen and resident of Canada, and Digatrade Financial Corp., of Vancouver, Canada, as Defendants, and Vancap Ventures Inc., of Canada, as Relief Defendant, at the U.S. District Court for the District of Massachusetts.

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.

FourWorld Event Opportunities LP et al v. Bain & Company Inc. et al: Discovery Application

Application by FourWorld Event Opportunities LP and Genesis Emerging Markets Investment Company to take discovery from Bain & Company Inc. and Bain & Company China Inc. for use in an "appraisal proceeding" in the Cayman Islands regarding "the fair value of their former shareholdings in 58.com", described as "China’s largest online classifieds business", filed at the U. S. District Court for the District of Massachusetts.

Barclays Plc et al v. FX Transparency LLC: Motion to Compel Subpoena Response

Motion to Compel Subpoena Response from FX Transparency LLC for use in legal proceedings "against Barclays and other of 'the world’s largest banks' arising out of an alleged conspiracy to manipulate foreign exchange rates in 'the world’s largest and most active financial market'" in Barclays Plc, Barclays Bank Plc, and Barclays Capital Inc. v. FX Transparency LLC at the U. S. District Court for the District of Massachusetts.

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.

SEC v. Jay Lee et al: Complaint

Complaint alleging "a sophisticated, multiyear, stock manipulation scheme" that "primarily utilized the illicit services of an offshore platform headed by Canadian Frederick L. Sharp" and involved entities in several jurisdictions, including the Bahamas, Fiji, Panama, and Saints Kitts and Nevis. in U. S. Securities and Exchange Commission v. Jay Scott Kirk Lee, Geoffrey Allen Wall, and Benjamin Thompson Kirk, all described as Canadian citizens residing in British Columbia, Canada, at the U. S. District Court for the Southern District of Massachusetts.

SEC v. Vincenzo Carnovale et al: Complaint

Complaint alleging the defendants "engaged in fraudulent schemes to sell and cause to be sold publicly-traded stock to investors" in U. S. Securities and Exchange Commission v. Vincenzo Carnovale, described as "a resident of British Columbia, Canada, and a dual citizen of Italy and Canada", and Amar Bahadoorsingh, described as "a resident of British Columbia, Canada, and a dual citizen of the United Kingdom and Canada", at the U. S. District Court for the District of Massachusetts.

SEC v. Frederick Sharp: Notice of Default

Notice of Default in a complaint alleging investment fraud in U. S. Securities and Exchange Commission v. Frederick L. Sharp, a citizen of the United States residing in Vancouver, Canada, at the U. S. District Court for the District of Massachusetts.

USA v. Tochukwu Abel Edeh: Criminal Indictment

Criminal Indictment alleging conspiracy "to launder the proceeds of online investment fraud schemes and to operate an unlicensed money transmitting business to transfer the proceeds of criminal offenses, including wire fraud" in USA v. Tochukwu Abel Edeh, described as a citizen of Nigeria, at the U. S. District Court for the District of Massachusetts.

CFTC v. Uduakobong Inyangudo et al: Complaint

Complaint alleging fraud in Commodity Futures Trading Commission v. Uduakobong Udo Inyangudo, a.k.a. Alexander Uti Bassey, described as a citizen and resident of Nigeria; Vanessa Okocha, Amen Okundaye, Charles Ochi, Diego Okeh, Daniell Liggins, Victor Edeh, and Tochukwu Edeh at the U. S. District Court for the District of Massachusetts.

SEC v. Rivetz International SEZC et al: Complaint

Complaint alleging the sale of unregistered digital assets in U. S. Securities and Exchange Commission v. Rivetz Corp., of Delaware; Rivetz International SEZC, of the Cayman Islands, and Steven K. Sprague, described as a resident of the Cayman Islands and Massachusetts, at the U. S. District Court for the District of Massachusetts.

SEC v. Medsis International Inc. et al: Complaint

Complaint alleging securities fraud in which the individuals defendants "told prospective investors Medsis had entered into large lucrative contracts with Central and South American customers" in U. S. Securities and Exchange Commission v. Medsis International Inc., described as a Delaware-domiciled, Florida-based subsidiary of Medsis Medical Systems SA, of Panama; Joshua Dax Cabrera, of Miami, Florida, and Paul Hess, of Braintree, Massachusetts, at the U. S. District Court for the District of Massachusetts.

SEC v. Frederick Sharp et al: Complaint

Complaint alleging "a sophisticated, multiyear, multi-national attack on the United States financial markets and retail United States investors by foreign and domestic actors" in which the defendants "schemed to sell fraudulently hundreds of millions of dollars in stocks in the United States markets" in U. S. Securities and Exchange Commission v. Frederick L. Sharp, described as a citizen of the United States residing in Vancouver, Canada; Zhiying Yvonne Gasarch, a.k.a. Zhiying Chen, described as a dual citizen of Canada and China; Courtney Kelln, Mike K. Veldhuis, described as a citizen of the Netherlands; Paul Sexton, described as a citizen of the United Kingdom; Jackson T. Friesen, Graham R. Taylor, described as a citizen of the United Kingdom, all residents of British Columbia, Canada; William T. Kaitz, of Maryland, and Avtar S. Dhillon, described as a citizen of Canada residing in Long Beach, California, at the U. S. District Court for the District of Massachusetts.

SEC v. Frederick Sharp et al: Asset Freeze Motion

SEC's Ex Parte Motion for a Temporary Restraining Order in U. S. Securities and Exchange Commission v. Frederick L. Sharp, described in the complaint as a citizen of the United States; Zhiying Yvonne Gasarch, a.k.a. Zhiying Chen, described as a dual citizen of Canada and China; Courtney Kelln, Mike K. Veldhuis, described as a citizen of the Netherlands; Paul Sexton, described as a citizen of the United Kingdom; Jackson T. Friesen, Graham R. Taylor, described as a citizen of the United Kingdom, all residents of British Columbia, Canada; William T. Kaitz, of Maryland, and Avtar S. Dhillon, described as a citizen of Canada residing in Long Beach, California, at the U. S. District Court for the District of Massachusetts.

SEC v. Luis Carrillo et al: Complaint

Complaint alleging securities fraud involving shares in Aureus, Inc., Garmatex Holdings, Ltd., and OneLife Technologies Corp. and "a boiler room based in Medellin, Colombia" in U. S. Securities and Exchange Commission v. Luis Jimenez Carrillo, described as a citizen and resident of Mexico; Amar Bahadoorsingh, described as "a dual citizen of the United Kingdom and Canada" residing in Vancouver, Canada; Justin Roger Wall, and Jamie Samuel Wilson, each described as "a citizen and resident of the United Kingdom", as Defendants, and Haydee Yolanda Sanchez Diaz Monge, Martha Y. Jimenez Trust, and Charles A. Carrillo Trust, all of California, as Relief Defendants, at the U. S. District Court for the District of Massachusetts.

SEC v. Luis Carrillo: Asset Freeze Motion

SEC's Motion for Asset Freeze Order regarding "assets belonging to, controlled by, or used for the benefit of, defendant Luis Jimenez Carrillo" in U. S. Securities and Exchange Commission v. Luis Jimenez Carrillo, described as a citizen and resident of Mexico, a former citizen of the United States, a former attorney and "a securities law recidivist"; Amar Bahadoorsingh, a dual citizen of Canada and the United Kingdom; Justin Roger Wall, and Jamie Samuel Wilson, both of the United Kingdom, as Defendants, and Haydee Yolanda Sanchez Diaz Monge, Martha Y. Jimenez Trust, and Charles A. Carrillo Trust, all of California, as Relief Defendants, at the U. S. District Court for the District of Massachusetts.

USA v. Frederick Sharp et al: Criminal Complaint

Criminal Complaint alleging securities fraud in USA v. Frederick Sharp, described as a resident of British Columbia, Canada; Luis Carrillo, described as a citizen of the United States residing in Mexico; Mike Veldhuis, described as a resident of British Columbia, Canada, and Courtney Kelln, described as a resident of British Columbia, Canada, at the U. S. District Court for the District of Massachusetts.

Cashman Equipment Corp. v. EMCS Caribbean Ltd. et al: Complaint

Complaint alleging fraud involving the chartering of a barge in Cashman Equipment Corp., of Massachusetts v. EMCS Caribbean Ltd., of the British Virgin Islands; Craig Noblett, Nervin Wheatley, and Ashburn Harrigan, all described as residents of the British Virgin Islands, at the U. S. District Court for the District of Massachusetts.

USA v. Circle Internet Financial Inc.: ‘John Doe’ Summons

USA's Ex Parte Petition for Leave to Serve an IRS 'John Doe' Summons on "Circle Internet Financial Inc., or its predecessors, subsidiaries, divisions, affiliates, including Poloniex LLC" as part of an investigation into suspected cryptocurrency-related tax fraud, filed at the U. S. District Court for the District of Massachusetts.

Christian Iovin v. Keith Gill et al: Class Action Complaint

Class Action Complaint alleging fraud involving trading in shares of GameStop Corp. in Christian Iovin v. Keith Patrick Gill, a.k.a. "Roaring Kitty" on YouTube and "DeepF***ing Value" on Reddit's WallStreetBets message board" in MML Investors Services LLC, and Massachusetts Mutual Life Insurance Co. at the U. S. District Court for the District of Massachusetts.

USA v. Alan Joseph: Criminal Complaint

Criminal Complaint alleging money laundering and operating an unlicensed money transmitting business involving cryptocurrencies in USA v. Alan Joseph at the U. S. District Court for the District of Massachusetts.

Stanford International Bank v. Michael Raffa: Discovery Application

Application by Hugh Dickson and Mark McDonald, as Joint Liquidators of Stanford International Bank Limited, of Antigua and Barbuda, to take discovery from Michael Rafa, described as a former employee of Toronto-Dominion Bank, residing in Massachusetts, for use in legal proceedings in Canada "against TD Bank for negligence, breach of contract, and knowing assistance" regarding a "Ponzi scheme orchestrated by Robert Allen Stanford and his affiliates", filed at the U. S. District Court for the District of Massachusetts.

Amy Huber v. Gerhard Huber et al: Complaint

Complaint in Amy Clark Huber, of Massachusetts v. Gerhard Huber, described as a resident of Germany and Japan; Huber Investments Limited, described as being domiciled in the British Virgin Islands; Trident Trust Company Limited, Trident Director Services Limited, and Strategic Management Limited, all of Jersey, in the Channel Islands, at the U. S. District Court for the District of Massachusetts.

Mark Saxby et al v. Adam Gordon: Discovery Application

Application by Mark Kenneth Baber Saxby, Andrew John Winterburn, Gary Dickinson, and Jeremy Wilson to take discovery from Adam Gordon for use in legal proceedings in Leeds, England, against UDG Healthcare (UK) Holdings Ltd., filed at the U. S. District Court for the District of Massachusetts.

SEC v. Vassilios Trikantzopoulos et al: Complaint

Complaint alleging investment fraud in U. S. Securities and Exchange Commission v. Vassilios Trikantzopoulos, a citizen of Greece and resident of Boston who "posed as the scion of a wealthy Greek shipping family", and Navis Ventures LLC, of Delaware, at the U. S. District Court for the District of Massachusetts.

SEC v. Nelson Gomes et al: Complaint

Complaint alleging securities fraud in U. S. Securities and Exchange Commission v. Nelson Gomes, described as a citizen of Canada who "resides at various times in the Bahamas and Hong Kong"; Michael Luckhoo-Bouche, a citizen of Canada residing in Mississauga, Ontario; Shane Schmidt, a citizen of Canada residing in Vancouver, British Columbia; Douglas Roe, a citizen of Canada residing in Vancouver, British Columbia; Kelly Warawa, a citizen of Canada residing in Vancouver, British Columbia; FFS Capital Limited, of Hong Kong; Paifang Trading Limited, of Hong Kong; Atlantean Management Corporation, of Canada; Meadow Asia Limited, of Hong Kong, and Thyme International Limited, of Hong Kong, at the U. S. District Court for the District of Massachusetts.

SEC v. Nelson Gomes et al: TRO Motion

Emergency Ex Parte Motion for a Temporary Restraining Order regarding accounts in Canada, the Cayman Islands, Hong Kong, Isle of Man, Malta, and the USA in U. S. Securities and Exchange Commission v. Nelson Gomes, described as a citizen of Canada who "resides at various times in the Bahamas and Hong Kong"; Michael Luckhoo-Bouche, a citizen of Canada residing in Mississauga, Ontario; Shane Schmidt, a citizen of Canada residing in Vancouver, British Columbia; Douglas Roe, a citizen of Canada residing in Vancouver, British Columbia; Kelly Warawa, a citizen of Canada residing in Vancouver, British Columbia; FFS Capital Limited, of Hong Kong; Paifang Trading Limited, of Hong Kong; Atlantean Management Corporation, of Canada; Meadow Asia Limited, of Hong Kong, and Thyme International Limited, of Hong Kong, at the U. S. District Court for the District of Massachusetts.

USA v. Shane Schmidt: Criminal Complaint

Criminal Complaint alleging securities fraud involving Sandy Steele Unlimited, Inc. and "an entity based in Hong Kong" in USA v. Shane Kenneth Schmidt, a Canadian citizen and resident of Vancouver, British Columbia, at the U. S. District Court for the District of Massachusetts.

USA v. Vitalii Antonenko: Criminal Indictment

Criminal Indictment regarding "a website that offered for sale the personally identifiable information of hundreds of millions of consumers throughout the United States and around the world" in USA v. Vitalii Antonenko, described as a citizen of Ukraine residing in New York, at the U. S. District Court for the District of Massachusetts.

USA v. Lori Loughlin: Plea Agreement

Plea Agreement regarding an event known as the "college admissions scandal" in USA v. Lori Loughlin, an American actress, at the U. S. District Court for the District of Massachusetts.

SEC v. Damon Elliott et al: Complaint

Complaint alleging securities fraud in U. S. Securities and Exchange Commission v. Damon Elliott, a citizen of the United Kingdom residing in France, and Piptastic Limited, of England, as Defendants, and DSE Retail Limited, of England; Paul Rose, a citizen of the United Kingdom; Unique Asset Management Limited, of England, and Sharon Elliott, a citizen of the United Kingdom, as Relief Defendants, at the U. S. District Court for the District of Massachusetts.

Valitus Ltd. v. Bain Capital Holdings (GP) LLC: Discovery Application

Application by Valitus Ltd., of England, to take discovery from Bain Capital Holdings (GP) LLC for use in legal proceedings in France brought by Valitus against Maisons du Monde, Bain Capital Ltd., and Bain Capital Private Equity (Europe), LLP, filed at the U. S. District Court for the District of Massachusetts.

NWHI Litigation Trust v. Wesley Card et al: Complaint

Complaint in Marc S. Kirschner, as Trustee for the NWHI Litigation Trust v. Ann Marie C. Wilkins, Arbor Place Ltd. Partnership, Boston Partners All-Cap Value Fund, Boston Partners Asset Management LLC, Boston Partners LLC, Columbia Management Investment Advisers LLC, Columbia Multi-Manager Alternative Strategies Fund, DWS Small Cap Index VIP, Fiam LLC, a.k.a. Fidelity Institutional Asset Management, f.k.a. Pyramis Global Advisors; Fidelity Asset Allocation Currency Neutral Private Pool, Fidelity Asset Allocation Private Pool, Fidelity Balanced Currency Neutral Private Pool, Fidelity Balanced Income Currency Neutral Private Pool, Fidelity Balanced Income Private Pool, Fidelity Balanced Private Pool, Fidelity Concord Street Trust - Fidelity Extended Market Index Fund, Fidelity Concord Street Trust - Fidelity Total Market Index Fund, Fidelity Income Allocation Fund, f.k.a. Fidelity Monthly High Income Fund, Fidelity Monthly Income Fund, Fidelity Northstar Fund, Fidelity Small Cap Index Fund, Fidelity Total Market Index Fund, Geode Diversified Fund, a Segregated Account of Geode Capital Master Fund Ltd., f.k.a. GDF1, a Segregated Account of Geode Capital Master Fund Ltd., of Bermuda; JHVIT Strategic Equity Allocation Trust, a.k.a. John Hancock Variable Insurance Trust Sea Small Cap; John Hancock II Strategic Equity Allocation Small Cap Fund, a.k.a. John Hancock II Sea Small Cap; Lincoln Institute of Land Policy, Longfellow Investment Management Co. LLC, Manulife Investment Management (North America) Ltd., f.k.a. Manulife Asset Management North America Ltd.; PanAgora Asset Management Inc., and Rhumbline Advisers LP at the U. S. District Court for the District of Massachusetts.

Wilmington Savings Fund Society FSB v. Wesley Card et al: Complaint

Complaint in Wilmington Savings Fund Society FSB v. Wesley R. Card, Ann Marie C. Wilkins, Arbor Place Ltd. Partnership, Boston Partners All-Cap Value Fund, Boston Partners Asset Management LLC, Boston Partners LLC, Columbia Multi-Manager Alternative Strategies Fund, DWS Small Cap Index VIP, Geode Diversified Fund, a Segregated Account of Geode Capital Master Fund Ltd., f.k.a. GDF1, a Segregated Account of Geode Capital Master Fund Ltd., of Bermuda; JHVIT Strategic Equity Allocation Trust, a.k.a. John Hancock Variable Insurance Trust Sea Small Cap; John Hancock II Strategic Equity Allocation Small Cap Fund, a.k.a. John Hancock II Sea Small Cap; Lincoln Institute of Land Policy, Longfellow Investment Management Co. LLC, Manulife Investment Management (North America) Ltd., f.k.a. Manulife Asset Management North America Ltd.; PanAgora Asset Management Inc., and Rhumbline Advisers LP at the U. S. District Court for the District of Massachusetts.

USA v. Charles Lieber: Criminal Complaint

Criminal Complaint for "Making materially false, fictitious and fraudulent statements to an agency of the U.S. government" regarding his involvement with Wuhan University of Technology, in China, in USA v. Charles Lieber, described as "a full-time faculty member and Chair of the Department of Chemistry and Chemical Biology at Harvard University", at the U. S. District Court for the District of Massachusetts.

Escal UGS SL v. Ruben Juanes et al: Discovery Application

Application by Escal UGS S.L. to take discovery from Ruben Juanes and Bradford H. Hager for use in legal proceedings in Spain regarding the Castor Natural Gas Submarine Storage Project, filed at the U. S. District Court for the District of Massachusetts.

USA v. Lori Loughlin et al: Fourth Superseding Indictment

Fourth Superseding Indictment alleging fraud, bribery, money laundering, and filing a false tax return in USA v. David Sidoo, Gregory Colburn, Amy Colburn, Gamal Abdelaziz, Diane Blake, Todd Blake, I-Hsin 'Joey' Chen, Mossimo Giannulli, Elizabeth Kimmel, Lori Loughlin, William McGlashan, Jr., Marci Palatella, John Wilson, Homayoun Zadeh, and Robert Zangrillo at the U. S. District Court for the District of Massachusetts.