United States District Court for the District of New Jersey

CFTC v. WorldWideMarkets Ltd. et al: Complaint

Complaint alleging fraud and misappropriation of "at least $4.7 million of customer funds" in Commodity Futures Trading Commission v. WorldWideMarkets Ltd., of the British Virgin Islands; TAB Networks Inc., of Delaware; Thomas Plaut, of New Jersey, and Arthur Dembro, of New York, at the U. S. District Court for the District of New Jersey.

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.

SPS Corp I v. Cesar Parra et al: Discovery Application

Ex Parte Application by SPS Corp I - Fundo de Investimento em Direitos Creditorios não Padronizados to take discovery from Cesar Parra and Piaffe Performance Inc. for use in "three enforcement proceedings" in Brazil against Eduardo Fischer, described as "a well-known figure of the Brazilian advertising industry" who "is now seemingly insolvent but still maintains a wealthy lifestyle" and suspected of defrauding his creditors, and his companies, which were identified as Totalcom Comunicações e Participações Ltda., Green Tree Participações Ltda, D+ Brasil Entretenimento, and Conteúdo e Comunicação Total Ltda., filed at the U. S. District Court for the District of New Jersey.

Guillermo Sanchez v. Höegh LNG Partners LP et al: Class Action Complaint

Class Action Complaint alleging fraud by Guillermo Sanchez v. Höegh LNG Partners LP, described as a Marshall Islands entity based in Bermuda; Sveinung J. S. Støhle, Håvard Furu, and Steffen Føreid, all of Norway, at the U. S. District Court for the District of New Jersey.

CFTC v. Tradewale LLC et al: Complaint

Complaint alleging the defendants "fraudulently solicited members of the public for the purported purpose of trading off-exchange, retail foreign currency on a leveraged or margined basis in accounts to be managed by Tradewale, and misappropriated customers' funds" in Commodity Futures Trading Commission v. Tradewale LLC, of Illinois; Tradewale Managed Fund, described as "an entity purportedly located in London, United Kingdom offering forex investments to the public", and Valdas Dapkus at the U. S. District Court for the District of New Jersey.

GIC Private Ltd. v. Celgene Corporation et al: Complaint

Complaint alleging securities fraud in GIC Private Limited, which is "wholly-owned by the Government of Singapore" v. Celgene Corporation, Scott A. Smith, Terrie Curran, and Philippe Martin at the U. S. District Court for the District of New Jersey.

USA v. Samuel Mancini: Criminal Complaint

Criminal Complaint alleging securities fraud involving individuals and companies in or from Italy and the United States that "fraudulently obtained more than approximately $10 million fro victims" in USA v. Samuel J. Mancini, a.k.a. Samuel Gamel, described as a resident of Denver, Colorado, at the U. S. District Court for the District of New Jersey.

SEC v. Outdoor Capital Partners LLC et al: Complaint

Complaint alleging securities fraud involving "three Italian cycling companies" in U. S. Securities and Exchange Commission v. Outdoor Capital Partners, LLC and Samuel J. Mancini, as Defendants, and OCP Italia Fund LLC, OCPITALUS LLC, and Diana L. Mancini, as Relief Defendants, at the U. S. District Court for the District of New Jersey.

Keyla Bell v. Kanzhun Ltd. et al: Class Action Complaint

Class Action Complaint alleging securities fraud in Keyla D. Bell v. Kanzhun Limited, described as a Cayman Islands-domiciled, China-based operator of "an online recruitment platform, BOSS, which is a mobile-native product that promotes instant direct chats between employers and job seekers, delivers matching results, and is powered by proprietary artificial intelligence"; Peng Zhao, Yu Zhang, Xu Chen, and Tao Zhang at the U. S. District Court for the District of New Jersey.

Broad Reach Capital LP et al v. Emperor Global Enterprises LLP et al: Complaint

Complaint regarding an alleged $100 million investment fraud in Kevin D. Kent, as Receiver for Broad Reach Capital LP, Broad Reach Partners LLC, Bristol Advisors, LLC, CV Investments LLC, Investment Consulting LLC, and TA 1 LLC v. Emperor Global Enterprises LLP, EGE Limited, Michael P. Michael, and Georgia Iacovou, all of London, England, at the U. S. District Court for the District of New Jersey.

SEC v. Princeton Alternative Funding LLC et al: Complaint

Complaint for an alleged $73 million securities fraud involving, inter alia, British Virgin Islands-domiciled Princeton Alternative Income Offshore Fund, Ltd. in U. S. Securities and Exchange Commission v. Princeton Alternative Funding LLC, of Delaware; Microbilt Corporation, of Delaware; Philip N. Burgess, Jr., of Princeton, New Jersey; Walter Wojciechowski, of Bensalem, Pennsylvania, and John Cook, Jr., of Princeton, New Jersey, at the U. S. District Court for the District of New Jersey.

James Barbee v. Amira Nature Foods Ltd. et al: Complaint

Complaint alleging securities fraud in James K. Barbee v. Amira Nature Foods Ltd., described as a seller of "Basmati Indian specialty rice" that is domiciled in the British Virgin Islands and based in Dubai, United Arab Emirates; Karan A. Channa, described as a resident of Dubai, UAE; Bruce C. Wacha, described as a resident of Norwalk, Connecticut; Varun Sethi, described as a resident of Dubai, UAE, and Brian M. Speck, described as a resident of Somerville, New Jersey, at the U. S. District Court for the District of New Jersey.

SEC v. Ali Asif Hamid et al: Complaint

Complaint alleging "a fraudulent and unregistered offering (initial coin offering, or "ICO") of digital asset securities, known during most of the relevant time as BCT Tokens" in U. S. Securities and Exchange Commission v. Ali Asif Hamid, described as a citizen of Canada residing in Ontario, Canada; Michael Gietz, of Idaho Falls, Idaho, and Cristine Page, a.k.a. Cristina Page, of Brooklyn, New York, at the U. S. District Court for the District of New Jersey.

USA v. Denis Sotnikov: Plea Agreement

Plea Agreement regarding allegations of investment fraud and money laundering in USA v. Denis Sotnikov, a citizen of Russia residing in the United States, at the U. S. District Court for the District of New Jersey.

USA v. Denis Sotnikov: Criminal Information

Criminal Information alleging investment fraud and money laundering in USA v. Denis Sotnikov, described as a citizen of Russia residing in Florida, USA, at the U. S. District Court for the District of New Jersey.

Konstantin Zeva v. Ebang International Holdings Inc. et al: Class Action Complaint

Class Action Complaint alleging fraud in Konstantin Zeva v. Ebang International Holdings Inc., described as a Cayman Islands-domiciled, China-based firm that "purports to be a leading application-specific integrated circuit chip design company and a leading manufacturer of Bitcoin mining machines" and whose shares are listed on NASDAQ; Dong Hu, and Lei Chen at the U. S. District Court for the District of New Jersey.

Winston Wen-Young Wong v. Formosa Plastics Corporation, U.S.A.: Discovery Application

Application by Winston Wen-Young Wong, of Taiwan, as administrator of the Estate of Yung-Ching Wang, to take discovery from Formosa Plastics Corporation, U.S.A. for use in legal proceedings in Bermuda involving "billions of dollars in assets" and styled as "Wen-Young Wong v. Grand View Private Trust Company Limited, et al", filed at the U. S. District Court for the District of New Jersey.

Kimberly Beltran v. SOS Ltd. et al: Class Action Complaint

Class Action Complaint alleging fraud in Kimberly Beltran v. SOS Limited, described as a Cayman Islands-domiciled, China-based "technology company that purportedly provides marketing data, technology, and solutions for emergency rescue services" whose securities are listed on the New York Stock Exchange; Yandai Wang, and Eric H. Yan at the U. S. District Court for the District of New Jersey.

USA v. Denis Sotnikov: Criminal Complaint

Criminal Complaint alleging investment fraud and money laundering in USA v. Denis Sotnikov, described as a citizen of Russia residing in the United States, at the U. S. District Court for the District of New Jersey.

Dismatrix SPC et al v. Gaurav Patel: Discovery Application

Application by Dismatrix SPC, Asyndeton, and Polysyndeton, all of the Cayman Islands, to take discovery from Gaurav Patel, of Parsippany, New Jersey, for use in legal proceedings against Equity Capital UK Limited in England and Wales regarding "a fraudulent Forex trading scheme operated by Mediatrix Capital Inc., Blue Isle Markets Inc., and Blue Isle Markets Ltd.", filed at the U. S. District Court for the District of New Jersey.

Oak Trust et al v. Gaurav Patel: Discovery Application

Application by Oak Trust, Acorn Trust, Eagle Trust, Duffy Trust, Robert J. Parfet Living Trust, Geluk Global Fund Limited SAC, of the Bahamas; Migration Investments, LLC, of Colorado; Boustrophedon International Ltd., of Hong Kong; Michael R. Shea, Erin Shea, Angela Ling, Fuhua Ling, Philip Bullock, Lifang Liu, Justin Payne, Michael Dietzen, Kimberly J. Dietzen, Brian Sly, David K. Sly, Gregory Sly, Karen Sly, Nelson Sly, Helen S. Sly, Sly Family Trust, and Tamara A. Sly Separate Property Trust to take discovery from Gaurav Patel, of Parsippany, New Jersey, for use in "an anticipated proceeding" in England regarding allegations of "a fraudulent Forex trading scheme" involving Equiti Capital UK Limited, Mediatrix Capital Inc., Blue Isle Markets Inc., and Blue Isle Markets Ltd., filed at the U. S. District Court for the District of New Jersey.

SEC v. Vuuzle Media Corp. et al: Complaint

Complaint alleging fraud in U. S. Securities and Exchange Commission v. Vuuzle Media Corp., of New York, NY; Ronald Shane Flynn, a.k.a. Ronnie Shane, described as a U.S citizen residing in the Philippines and/or Dubai, and Richard Marchitto, of Rockaway, New Jersey, at the U. S. District Court for the District of New Jersey.

Craig Holland v. 9F Inc. et al: Class Action Complaint

Class Action Complaint alleging fraud in Craig J. Holland v. 9F Inc., described as a Cayman Islands-domiciled, China-based company "primarily engaged in the provision of financial investment services in China through a digital financial account platform" whose securities are listed on NASDAQ; Lei Sun, Yanjun Lin, Yifan Ren, Changxing Xiao, Flynn Xuxian Huang, Ivan Xu, Junsheng Zhang, Wing Hon Cheung, Fangxiong Gong, David Cui, Lei Liu, Siu Fung Ming, Credit Suisse Securities (USA) LLC, of Los Angeles, California; Haitong International Securities Company Limited, of Hong Kong; CLSA Limited, of Hong Kong; China Investment Securities International Brokerage Limited, of Hong Kong; 9F Primasia Securities Limited, of Hong Kong, and Cogency Global Inc. at the U. S. District Court for the District of New Jersey.

Daniel Snyder v. Verizon Communications Inc.: Discovery Application

Application by Daniel Snyder, described as "a businessman and philanthropist best known for his majority ownership of the Washington Football Team", to take discovery from Verizon Communications Inc. regarding "customer" John A. Moag, Jr., described as "the principal of Moag & Co. LLC, a boutique sports investment banking firm that was engaged by the minority owners of the Washington Football Team", for use in legal proceedings in India in which Snyder has alleged defamation for "a series of false and defamatory “news” articles ... accusing Petitioner of sexual misconduct, such as involvement in sex trafficking, and a purported affiliation with sexual predator Jeffrey Epstein", filed at the U. S. District Court for the District of New Jersey.

Stanford International Bank v. Richard Closs et al: 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 Richard Closs and John Ward, described as former and current, respectively, employees of Pershing LLC, both residing in New Jersey, 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 New Jersey.

Martin & Harris Private Ltd. v. Merck & Co. Inc.: Discovery Application

Application by Martin & Harris Private Limited, described as "an India-based pharmaceutical company that manufactures, imports, and distributes various pharmaceutical products throughout India", to take discovery from Merck & Co. Inc. for use in legal proceedings in India "against Organon India, Organon B.V. and Merck", filed at the U. S. District Court for the District of New Jersey.

Binance Holdings Ltd. v. Forbes Media LLC et al: Complaint

Complaint alleging defamation regarding an article entitled "Leaked 'Tai Chi' Document Reveals Binance's Elaborate Scheme To Evade Bitcoin Regulators" that was published on October 29th, 2020 in Binance Holdings Limited, a cryptocurrency exchange domiciled in the Cayman Islands v. Forbes Media LLC, Michael del Castillo, and Jason Brett at the U. S. District Court for the District of New Jersey.

IsZo Capital LP v. Peter Kellogg: Discovery Application

Application by IsZo Capital LP, of Delaware, to take discovery from Peter R. Kellogg, described as "a shareholder and independent director of Nam Tai Property, Inc.", for use in "a trial scheduled for January 2021 in the British Virgin Islands" in IsZo Capital LP v. Nam Tai Property Inc., of the British Virgin Islands; Greater Sail Limited, described as a British Virgin Islands-domiciled wholly-owned subsidiary of Cayman Islands-domiciled Kaisa Group Holdings Limited, and West Ridge Investment Company Limited, of Hong Kong, filed at the U. S. District Court for the District of New Jersey.

Jia Li et al v. BitMart: Complaint

Complaint alleging fraud by a "cryptocurrency exchange" in Jia Li, of China, and David Hsiao, of California v. GBM Foundation Company Ltd., d.b.a. BitMart, described as a Cayman Islands-domiciled, New Jersey-based "cryptocurrency exchange", at the U. S. District Court for the District of New Jersey.

Commercial Bank of Dubai v. CB Title Management Corp.: Discovery Application

Application by Commercial Bank of Dubai to take discovery from CB Title Management Corp. for use in contemplated legal proceedings in Dubai regarding the alleged default of a AED 37.5 million loan to Chalmers Engineering Company LLC, of Dubai, and "a personal guarantee from Stuart Allan Macdonald Chalmers, a UK national and Dubai, UAE resident", filed at the U.S. District Court for the District of New Jersey.

Mark Spanier v. BMW et al: Class Action Complaint

Class Action Complaint in Mark Spanier v. Bayerische Motoren Werke Aktiengesellschaft, a.k.a. BMW, of Germany; BMW (US) Holding Corp., Oliver Zipse, Harald Krüger, Norbert Reithofer, Bernhard Kuhnt, Nicolas Peter, and Ludwig Willisch at the U. S. District Court for the District of New Jersey.

Claudio Coutinho v. Braskem SA et al: Class Action Complaint

Class Action Complaint alleging securities fraud in Claudio Coutinho v. Braskem S.A., described as a Brazil-domiciled company that is "purportedly the largest producer of thermoplastic resins in the Americas" and whose securities are listed on the New York Stock Exchange; Roberto Lopes Pontes Simões, Fernando Musa, and Pedro van Langendonck Teixeira de Freitas at the U. S. District Court for the District of New Jersey.

Andrew Kornecki v. Airbus SE et al: Class Action Complaint

Class Action Complaint involving allegations of fraud, bribery, and corruption in Andrew J. Kornecki v. Airbus SE, described as a Netherlands-based "multinational aerospace corportion, operating through its Commercial Aircraft, Defense and Space, and Helicopters divisions"; Guillaume M.J.D. Faury, Tom Enders, Dominik Asam, and Harald Wilhelm at the U. S. District Court for the District of New Jersey.

Ali Karimi v. Deutsche Bank et al: Class Action Complaint

Class Action Complaint alleging "the Bank failed to properly monitor customers that the Bank itself deemed to be high risk, including, among others, the convicted sex offender Jeffrey Epstein and two correspondent banks, Danske Estonia and FBME Bank, which were both the subjects of prior scandals involving financial misconduct" in Ali Karimi v. Deutsche Bank AG, of Germany; John Cryan, Christian Sewing, and James von Moltke at the U. S. District Court for the District of New Jersey.

Rite Aid of New Jersey Inc. et al v. Financial Structures Ltd. et al: Complaint

Complaint in Rite Aid of New Jersey Inc., Rite Aid of Pennsylvania LLC, Rite Aid of Michigan Inc., and Rite Aid of New Hampshire Inc. v. WEC 98D-10 LLC, of Texas; WEC 98D-13 Investment Trust, of Delaware; WEC 98D-17 LLC, of Texas; WEC 98D-4 LLC, of Texas; WEC 98D-5 LLC, of Texas;; Financial Structures Limited, of Bermuda, and Pittsfield RA-320 LLC, of Delaware, at the U. S. District Court for the District of New Jersey.

JSC United Chemical Company Uralchem v. TD Bank: Discovery Application

Ex Parte Application by JSC United Chemical Company Uralchem, of Russia, to take discovery from TD Bank NA for use in legal proceedings in Russia "against majority shareholders, management, and de facto management of TogliattiAzot" regarding an allegedly fraudulent scheme involving Nitrochem Distribution AG, of Switzerland, filed at the U. S. District Court for the District of New Jersey.

SEC v. Denis Sotnikov et al: Complaint

Complaint regarding alleging investment fraud involving, inter alia, a bank account in Hong Kong and a domain name registered in Cyprus in U. S. Securities and Exchange Commission v. Denis Georgiyevich Sotnikov, a citizen of Russia residing in Florida; Adaptive Technology LLC, AGQ Business Group LLC, ATL Business Group LLC, BO&SA Corporation, DN Industrial LLC, and Expert Digital LLC, as Defendants, and Natalia Aleksandrovna Mazitova, a citizen of Russia; Great Imperial LLC, HRC Clearing House LLC, and Inteko Cargo LLC, as Relief Defendants, at the U. S. District Court for the District of New Jersey.

Sandoz Canada Inc. v. Ronald Vladyka: Discovery Application

Application by Sandoz Canada Inc., of Canada, to take discovery from Ronald Vladyka for use in legal proceedings against Sandoz in Canada brought by Hoffmann-La Roche Limited and InterMune, Inc., filed at the U. S. District Court for the District of New Jersey.

Maverick Neutral Levered Fund Ltd. et al v. Valeant Pharmaceuticals International Inc. et al: Complaint

Complaint alleging securities fraud in Maverick Neutral Levered Fund Ltd., Maverick Fund LDC, Maverick Fund II Ltd., Maverick Long Enhanced Fund Ltd., Maverick Long Fund Ltd., Maverick Select Fund Ltd., all of the Cayman Islands, and Maverick Fund USA Ltd., of Texas v. Valeant Pharmaceuticals International Inc., of Canada; J. Michael Pearson, Howard B. Schiller, Robert L. Rosiello, Deborah Jorn;Ari S. Kellen, and Tanya Carro at the U. S. District Court for the District of New Jersey.

USA v. David Rae: Sentencing Minutes

Minutes of Sentencing for money laundering in USA v. David Rae, a citizen of the United Kingdom, at the U. S. District Court for the District of New Jersey.

USA v. David Rae: Sentencing Hearing Transcript

Transcript of the Sentencing Hearing for money laundering in USA v. David Rae, a citizen of the United Kingdom, at the U. S. District Court for the District of New Jersey.

Hugh Dickson et al v. Michael Jacob: Discovery Application

Application by Hugh Dickson and John Royle, as "Receivers of the sole share of the Cayman Islands based company Britannia Holdings (2006) Limited", to take discovery from Michael Jacob for use in legal proceedings in the Cayman Islands "captioned Lea Lilly Perry and Tamar Perry v. Lopag Trust Reg., Private Equity Services (Curacao) NV, Fiduciana Verwaltungsanstalt, Gal Greenspoon Perry, Yael Perry, Dan Greenspoon, Ron Greenspoon and Mia Greenspoon", filed at the U. S. District Court for the Southern District of New York. Editor's Note: The underlying case was filed under seal at the Grand Court of the Cayman Islands in September, 2017 as part of the Cayman Court's secretly-imposed mass-sealing policy - implemented by Chief Justice Anthony Smellie - that conceals from public view even the existence of many cases involving allegations of impropriety and insolvency against the jurisdiction's foreign-owned companies. More than two years later, the case is still completely sealed in Cayman, despite details being revealed in the U.S.