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    Moset International Company Ltd. v. Qiwi Plc et al: Consolidated Second Amended Class Action Complaint (‘Securities Fraud’)

    Consolidated Second Amended Class Action Complaint alleging "a fraudulent scheme and course of conduct that operated as a fraud or deceit on purchasers of Qiwi’s publicly traded securities by disseminating materially false and misleading statements and concealing material adverse facts" in Moset International Company Limited, as Lead Plaintiff v. Qiwi Plc, described as a Cyprus company that "provides online, mobile, and physical payment services to consumers and merchants primarily in Russia, Kazakhstan, Moldova, Belarus, Romania, the United Arab Emirates, and other overseas markets"; Boris Kim, Sergey Solonin, Andrey Protopopov, Alexander Karavaev, Varvara Kiseleva, Vladislav Poshmorga, and Pavel Korzh at the U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of New York.

    USA v. Nikolay Goltsev et al: Criminal Indictment (‘Russia Sanctions Evasion’)

    Criminal Indictment alleging conspiracy to defraud the USA, conspiracy to violate the Export Control Reform Act, fraud, money laundering, and smuggling in USA v. Nikolay Goltsev, Salimdzhon Nasriddinov, Kristina Puzyreva, Vladimir Bochkarev, Pavel Chernikov, Yekaterina Vetoshkina, and Oleg Zenchenko, all citizens of Russia, at the U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of New York.

    SEC v. SafeMoon LLC et al: Complaint (‘Crypto Securities Fraud’)

    Complaint alleging the defendants "perpetrated a massive fraudulent scheme that generated millions through the unregistered offer and sale of a crypto asset security called the SafeMoon Token" in U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission v. SafeMoon LLC, SafeMoon US LLC, Kyle Nagy, Braden John Karony, and Thomas Glenn Smith at the U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of New York.

    USA v. Nikolay Goltsev et al: Criminal Complaint (‘Russia Sanctions Evasion’)

    Criminal Complaint charging the defendants with what the U.S. Department of Justice described as "conspiracy and other charges related to a global procurement scheme on behalf of sanctioned Russian entities, including companies affiliated with the Russian military" in USA v. Nikolay Goltsev, described as "a dual Russian and Canadian national who resides in Canada"; Salimdzhon Nasriddinov, described as "dual national of Russia and Tajikistan who resides in Brooklyn, New York", and Kristina Puzyreva, described as "a dual Russian and Canadian national who resides in Canada", at the U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of New York.

    David Francis v. dLocal Ltd. et al: Class Action Complaint (‘$400M Fraud’)

    Class Action Complaint alleging securities fraud in David Gavin Francis v. dLocal Limited, described as a Cayman Islands-domiciled, Uruguay-based firm that "operates a payment processing platform for merchants worldwide" and which reportedly is being investigated in Argentina "for a possible $400 million fraud"; Sebastian Kanovich, and Diego Carbera Canay at the U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of New York.

    USA v. Kyriacos Photiou: Extradition Complaint (Cyprus)

    Complaint for the extradition of Kyriacos Photiou from the USA to Cyprus to face charges of fraud and obtaining goods by false pretenses, filed at the U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of New York.

    Kirill Medvedev v. Binance Holdings Ltd. et al: Complaint (‘Crypto Account Freeze’)

    Complaint alleging conversion and unjust enrichment regarding the freezing of an account due to a criminal investigation in Spain concerning "a failed Initial Coin Offering launched by Nimbus Platform" in Kirill Medvedev, of Miami, Florida, USA v. Binance Holdings Limited, of the Cayman Islands, and BAM Trading Services Inc., described as a Delaware company based in Miami, Florida, USA, at the U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of New York.

    Weihua Du v. Shalom Segelman et al: Complaint (‘$550K E-B Investor Immigration Program Fraud’)

    Complaint in Weihua Du, described as "a Chinese foreign investor who participated in the U.S. Government's EB-5 investor immigration program" v. Shalom Segelman, Line DC Manager LLC, The Line DC Escrow LLC, Yucaipa U.S. Hospitality Partners, LLC, YAAF II Parallel (U.S. Hospitality Partners), Inc., Adams Morgan Managing Member LLC, Adams Morgan Hotel Holdings LLC, Adams Morgan Hotel JV LLC, Adam Morgan Hotel Members LLC, Adams Morgan Hotel Owner LLC, Milou Chesapeake Regional Center LLC, Yevgeny Samokhleb, and Liu & Bitterman PLLC at the U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of New York.

    SEC v. Richard Heart et al: Complaint (‘Crypto Fraud’)

    Complaint alleging Richard Heart "raised more than $1 billion in the unregistered offer and sale of crypto asset securities to retail investors in the U.S. and abroad" and "misappropriated" millions of dollars in U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission v. Richard J. Schueler, a.k.a. Richard Heart, described as "an American-born Internet marketer, content creator, and serial entrepreneur living in Finland"; PulseChain, and PulseX at the U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of New York.

    USA v. Elaine Wolfe: Complaint (‘Failure to Report Swiss & UK Accounts’)

    Complaint for damages of $559,475 for alleged "willful failure" to report financial interests in foreign bank accounts in USA v. Elaine V. Wolfe, described as a 95-year-old resident of Great Neck, New York who was "born in Salford, Lancashire, United Kingdom in 1928" and "moved to the United States in 1957", at the U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of New York.

    USA v. Yevgeniy Grinin et al: Superseding Indictment (‘Russian Procurement Scheme’)

    Superseding Indictment alleging citizens of Russia, Greece, and the USA participated in a global procurement and money laundering scheme on behalf of the Russian government in USA v. Yevgeniy Grinin, Aleksey Ippolitov, Boris Livshits, Svetlana Skvortsova, Vadim Konoshchenok, Nikolaos Bogonikolos, Alexey Brayman, and Vadim Yermolenko at the U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of New York.

    SEC v. Lee Cohen: Complaint (‘HD View 360 Securities Fraud’)

    Complaint alleging "a fraudulent scheme to manipulate trading in the stock of HD View 360 Inc., a now-defunct microcap company" that was based in Miami, Florida." in U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission v. Lee Cohen, a citizen of the United Kingdom who resided in the Philippines, at the U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of New York.

    Catherine St. Jean v. Richard Branson et al: Complaint (‘Insider Trading’)

    Stockholder Derivative Complaint alleging breach of fiduciary duty by insider trading and unjust enrichment in Catherine St. Jean v. Richard Branson, described as a citizen of the British Virgin Islands; Michelle Kley, Craig Kreeger, and Chamath Palihapitiya, as Defendants, and Virgin Galactic Holdings Inc., as Nominal Defendant, at the U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of New York.

    Patrick Boismenu v. Ironworks BVI Ltd.: Complaint (‘$1.5M Crypto Fraud’)

    Complaint in Patrick Boismenu, described as a citizen of Canada residing in Egypt who is "an expert in cryptography and crypto currencies with decades of experience in these fields" v. Ironworks BVI Ltd., a.k.a. Ironworks Trading, d.b.a. Ferrum Network, described as a British Virgin Islands company that "advertises itself as a leader in blockchain interoperability", at the U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of New York.

    USA v. Real Property: Forfeiture Complaint (Andrii Derkach & Oksana Terekhova)

    Forfeiture Complaint associated with suspected bank fraud and money laundering involving Andrii Derkach, a citizen of Ukraine who was "an active Russian agent for over a decade", and Oksana Terekhova, a citizen of Ukraine and "the wife of Derkach", in USA v. Real Property in Beverly Hills, California and Funds in the name of 7D Business Bureau Inc. seized from Stifel Nicolaus & Co. and Citizens Business Bank, filed at the U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of New York.

    Louise Blouin et al v. USA: Complaint (‘Trust Fund Taxes’)

    Complaint "to strike off certain Federal Tax Liens that were purportedly or attempted to be filed against property owned by Aberdeen Enterprises, Inc., a Delaware Corporation, as a result of an attempt by the Internal Revenue Service to collect on behalf of the United States certain Trust Fund Recovery Penalties, 26 U.S.C. § 6672 purportedly imposed against Louise Blouin" in Aberdeen Enterprises Inc., described as a Delaware company owned by a British Virgin Islands company, and Louise Blouin, a citizen of Canada residing in Switzerland v. USA at the U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of New York.

    SEC v. Matthew Nicosia et al: Complaint (‘Penny Stock Fraud’)

    Complaint alleging "fraudulent schemes to sell publicly traded stock to retail investors" involving "penny stocks" issued by Odyssey Group International, Inc., Scepter Holdings, Inc., and CannaPharmaRx, Inc. in U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission v. Matthew Nicosia, William 'Rocky' Reininger, Fabrizio Di Carlo, described as a citizen and resident of Canada, and Ronald Touchard at the U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of New York.

    USA v. Yury Orekhov et al: Criminal Indictment (‘Sanctions Evasion’)

    Criminal Indictment alleging "a fraud, illegal export and money laundering operation under the umbrella of NDA GmbH", described as "a privately-held industrial equipment and commodity trading company located in Hamburg, Germany", in USA v. Yury Orekhov, described as "a Russian national who resided in Germany and the United Arab Emirates"; Artem Uss, described as "a Russian national" and "the son of a Russian politician who served as the governor of Russia's Krasnoyarsk Krai region"; Svetlana Kuzurgasheva, a.k.a. Lana Neumann, a citizen of Russia; Juan Fernando Serrano Ponce, a citizen of Spain; Juan Carlos Soto, of Venezuela; Timofey Telegin, a citizen of Russia, and Sergey Tulyakov, of Russia, at the U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of New York.

    Sailed Technology (Beijing) Co. Ltd. v. Amazon.com Inc. et al: Discovery Application (China)

    Application by Sailed Technology (Beijing) Co. Ltd. to take discovery from Amazon.com Inc. and Amazon.com Services LLC for use in legal proceedings "in the Nanjing Intellectual Property Court" in China "alleging that Amazon Echo series products, Fire series products, and Fire tablets infringe one or more Sailed patents", filed at the U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Virginia.

    U.S. Bank NA v. Christopher Whittle et al: Complaint (‘$6.8M Foreclosure – 100 Briar Patch Rd., East Hampton, NY’)

    Complaint "to foreclose on a mortgage encumbering the property commonly known as 100 BRIAR PATCH ROAD, EAST HAMPTON, NEW YORK 11937" in U.S. Bank National Association, as Trustee for Structured Adjustable Rate Mortgage Loan Trust, Mortgage Pass-Through Certificates, Series 2007-8 v. H. Christopher Whittle, 100 Briar Patch LLC, Golden Eagle International Trading Limited, of Hong Kong; Pure East Global Investments Limited, of the British Virgin Islands; Richard B. Montanye, as Successor Trustee of The Pira Trust by appointment dated December 15, 2007; Avenues Global Holdings LLC, of New York, and New York State Department of Taxation and Finance at the U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of New York.

    Pollafko Inc. et al v. Okulos Ltd. et al: Complaint (‘$360K Fraud’)

    Complaint for $360,000 alleging breach of contract, unjust enrichment, breach of fiduciary duty, and fraud regarding "the sale of 70% of the assets and shares of the Okulos Defendants from Zukin to Pollafko" in Pollafko Inc., Joel Lefkowitz, and Joel Pollak v. Okulos Comércio Varejista de Produtos Ópticos Ltda, a.k.a. Okulos Ltd., of Brazil; Ótica Lentes de Grau Comércio Varejista de Produtos Ópticos Eireli, a.k.a. Okulos II Ltd., of Brazil, and Marcio Zukin, described as a citizen and resident of Brazil, at the U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of New York.

    USA v. Dmitry Ukrainskiy: Criminal Indictment

    Criminal Indictment alleging the defendant was "a member of a criminal conspiracy that used malicious software and other mechanisms to take control of bank accounts of unsuspecting victims and misappropriate funds from those accounts" in USA v. Dmitry Ukrainskiy, described as "a Russian national residing in Thailand", at the U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of New York.

    Dreamr Labs Ltd. v. Delchain Ltd. et al: Voluntary Dismissal (Crypto Dispute)

    Notice of Voluntary Dismissal in Dreamr Labs Limited, of the Bahamas v. Delchain Limited, of the Bahamas; Deltec Bank & Trust Limited, of the Bahamas; Bruno Macchialli, of Porte Vedra, Florida; Suisse Finance Holdings, of Switzerland, and Richard Iamunno, of Boca Raton, Florida, at the U. S. District Court for the Eastern District of New York.

    Juan Chen v. Missfresh Ltd. et al: Class Action Complaint

    Class Action Complaint in Juan Chen v. Missfresh Limited, described as a Cayman Islands company based in China; Zheng Xu, of China; Jun Wang, of China; Yuan Sun, of China; Zhaohui Li, of China; Colleen A. DeVries, JPMorgan Securities LLC, Citigroup Global Markets Inc., China International Capital Corporation Hong Kong Securities Limited, China Renaissance Securities (Hong Kong) Limited, Haitong International Securities Company Limited, CMB International Capital Limited, AMTD Global Markets Limited, ICBC International Securities Limited, Needham & Company LLC, China Merchants Securities (HK) Co. Limited, ABCI Securities Company Limited, GF Securities (Hong Kong) Brokerage Limited, Futu Inc., Tiger Brokers (NZ) Limited, and Cogency Global Inc. at the U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of New York.

    Forensic News LLC et al v. Aviram Azari: Discovery Application (England)

    Application by Forensic News LLC, described as a U.S.-based company whose "mission is to deliver original long-form journalism focused on national security, espionage, corporate, and political issues", and Scott Stedman, described as "an investigative journalist", to take discovery from Aviram Azari, described as "an Israeli private intelligence veteran who worked closely with Soriano for years", for use in "a defamation action filed against them in England by British-Israeli 'security consultant' Walter Soriano" regarding "news articles about Soriano and his ties to core figures associated with alleged Russian election interference, including Vladimir Putin confidant Oleg Deripaska and other oligarchs", filed at the U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of New York.

    USA v. Shujun Wang et al: Criminal Indictment

    Criminal Indictment alleging the defendants engaged in illegal intelligence activities on behalf of China in USA v. Shujun Wang, Jie Ji, Ming Li, and Keqing Lu at the U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of New York.

    Robert Glick v. Arqit Quantum Inc. et al: Class Action Complaint

    Class Action Complaint alleging fraud in Robert Glick v. Arqit Quantum Inc., formerly known as Centricus Acquisition Corp., described as a Cayman Islands-domiciled, London-based "cybersecurity company that has pioneered a unique quantum encryption technology"; David Williams, Nick Pointon, Carlo Calabria, Stephen Chandler, Manfredi Lefebvre d'Ovidio, VeraLinn Jamieson, Garth Ritchie, and Stephen Wilson at the U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of New York.

    Carlos de March Bosch v. Credit Suisse Group AG et al: Class Action Complaint

    Class Action Complaint alleging securities fraud involving Credit Suisse's business relationship with "Russian oligarchs" in Carlos de March Bosch v. Credit Suisse Group AG, of Zürich, Switzerland; Thomas P. Gottstein, David R. Mathers at the U. S. District Court for the Eastern District of New York.

    SEC v. Vale SA: Complaint

    Complaint alleging securities fraud "by intentionally concealing the risks that one of its older and more dangerous dams, the Brumadinho dam, might collapse" in U. S. Securities and Exchange Commission v. Vale S.A., of Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, described as "one of the world’s largest iron ore producers", at the U. S. District Court for the Eastern District of New York.

    Forensic News LLC et al v. Richard Frankel: Discovery Application (England)

    Application by Forensic News LLC and Scott Stedman, described as "its journalist-founder", to take discovery from Richard Frankel "to aid their defense of a baseless defamation action brought against them before a foreign tribunal" in England, proceedings that are described as "an attack on American free speech and journalistic values brought by Walter Soriano, a British-Israeli 'security consultant' with ties to the Russian oligarchy", filed at the U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of New York.

    SEC v. Francis Biller et al: Complaint

    Complaint alleging "the Defendants schemed to operate a call center in Medellin, Colombia through which they used high pressure sales tactics fraudulently to sell the stocks of numerous small United States-based public companies to United States investors" in U. S. Securities and Exchange Commission v. Francis Biller, described as a citizen of Canada residing in Colombia; Raymond Dove, described as a citizen of Canada residing in Japan; Chester Alvarez, described as a citizen of the USA residing in Colombia and Oakland Park, Florida, USA; Troy Gran-Brooks, described as a citizen of Canada residing in Colombia or Canada, and Justin Plaizier, described as a citizen of the Netherlands residing in Colombia or Canada, as Defendants, and Lia Patricia Sepulveda Salazar, Edward Lopez Giraldo, Edward Clarke, and Shredderz International Corp., of Saint Kitts and Nevis, as Relief Defendants, at the U. S. District Court for the Eastern District of New York.

    Arkansas Teacher Retirement System v. Clarivate Plc et al: Class Action Complaint

    Class Action Complaint alleging securities fraud bleichmarin Arkansas Teacher Retirement System v. Clarivate Plc, described as "an information services and analytics company" domiciled in Jersey, in the Channel Islands, and based in London, England; Jerre Stead, Richard Hanks, Sheryl von Blucher, Kosty Gillis, Balakrishnan S. Iyer, Nicholas Macksey, Anthony Munk, Jane Okun Bomba, Charles J. Neral, Richard W. Roedel, Christine Archbold, Citigroup Global Markets Inc., BofA Securities Inc., RBC Capital Markets LLC, Barclays Capital Inc., HSBC Securities (USA) Inc., JPMorgan Securities LLC, and PricewaterhouseCoopers LLP at the U. s. District Court for the Eastern District of New York.

    Dreamr Labs Ltd. v. Delchain Ltd. et al: Complaint (‘$20M Crypto Claim’)

    Complaint for $20 million alleging fraud and breach of contract involving crypto in Dreamr Labs Limited, of the Bahamas v. Delchain Limited, of the Bahamas; Deltec Bank & Trust Limited, of the Bahamas; Bruno Macchialli, of Porte Vedra, Florida; Suisse Finance Holdings, of Switzerland, and Richard Iamunno, of Boca Raton, Florida, at the U. S. District Court for the Eastern District of New York.

    CFTC v. Dwayne Golden et al: Complaint (‘$44M Crypto-Based Fraud’)

    Complaint alleging a crypto-based investment fraud in Commodity Futures Trading Commission v. Dwayne Golden, Jatin Patel, described as a citizen and resident of India; Marquis Demarking Egerton, a.k.a. Mardy Eger, and Gregory Aggesen at the U. S. District Court for the Eastern District of New York.

    Dominus Multi-Manager Fund Ltd. et al v. Infinity Q Capital Management LLC et al: Class Action Complaint (Federal Court)

    Class Action Complaint involving "one of the most egregious investment fund collapses in history wherein the Funds lost over 40% of their respective values after a forced liquidation by the SEC" in Schiavi + Company LLC, of Delaware, and Dominus Multi-Manager Fund Ltd., of the Cayman Islands v. Trust for Advised Portfolios, Infinity Q Capital Management LLC, Infinity Q Volatility Alpha Fund LP, Infinity Q Volatility Alpha Offshore Fund Ltd., of the Cayman Islands; Christopher E. Kashmerick, John C. Chrystal, Albert J. DiUlio, Harry E. Resis, Russell B. Simon, Steven J. Jensen, James Velissaris, Leonard Potter, Scott Lindell, Quasar Distributors LLC, U.S. Bancorp Fund Services LLC, EisnerAmper LLP, Bonderman Family Limited Partnership LP, and Infinity Q Management Equity LLC at the U. S. District Court for the Eastern District of New York.

    Kevin Parot v. Clarivate Plc et al: Class Action Complaint

    Class Action Complaint in Kevin Parot v. Clarivate Plc, described as "an information services and analytics company" based in London, England, and domiciled in Jersey, in the Channel Islands; Jerre Stead, and Richard Hanks at the U. S. District Court for the Eastern District of New York.

    SEC v. Ivars Auzins: Complaint

    Complaint alleging "the fraudulent offer and sale of unregistered securities, including digital asset securities" involving "the Denaro initial coin offering and "the Innovamine cloud mining platform" in U. S. Securities and Exchange Commission v. Ivars Auzins, a.k.a. Ron Ramsey, a.k.a. Daniel Gaines, described as a citizen and resident of Latvia, at the U. S. District Court for the Eastern District of New York.