United States District Court for the Southern District of Texas

Venequip SA v. Mustang Machinery Company LLC: Discovery Application

Application by Venequip SA, of Venezuela, to take discovery from Mustang Machinery Company LLC for use in legal proceedings in Switzerland "between Venequip and Caterpillar, S.A.R.L.", filed at the U. S. District Court for the Southern District of Texas.

CFTC v. PayForex: Final Judgment

Final Judgment in Commodity Futures Commission v. Laino Group Limited, d.b.a. PayForex, of Saint Vincent and the Grenadines, at the U. S. District Court for the Southern District of Texas.

USA v. Leroy King: Sentencing Minutes

Sentencing Minutes regarding a 10-year prison term for involvement in a $7 billion investment fraud masterminded by Allen Stanford in USA v. Leroy King, a former CEO of the Financial Services Regulatory Commission, of Antigua and Barbuda, at the U. S. District Court for the Southern District of Texas.

Stanford International Bank v. Joel Landis: 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 Joel Landis, a former employee of JPMorgan Chase, residing in Houston, Texas, 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 Southern District of Texas.

Frederick Warren v. Seadrill Americas Inc.: Discovery Application

Application by Frederick Warren to take discovery from Seadrill Americas Inc. for use in an arbitration that Frederick Warren and "26 other U.S. shareholders of Integradora de Servicios Petroleros Oro Negro, S.A.P.I. de C.V., a Mexican oil-service company, initiated in June 2018 under the North American Free Trade Agreement against the United Mexican States for destroying the value of their investment in Oro Negro in violation of its NAFTA obligation", filed at the U. S. District Court for the Southern District of Texas.

Banoka Sarl et al v. Westmont International Development Inc.: Discovery Application

Application by Banoka Sarl, of Luxembourg; ATYS S.A., of Luxembourg; Renato Picciotto, a citizen of Italy; Jacques Champy, and Jean Bissonnet, both citizens of France, from Westmont International Development Inc. "for use in a contemplated foreign proceeding" in England, filed at the U. S. District Court for the Southern District of Texas.

Steven Means v. FTI Consulting Inc. et al: Removal

Defendants' Notice of Removal, including a copy of the complaint, in Steven Means v. FTI LLC and FTI Consulting Inc. at the U. S. District Court for the Southern District of Texas.

CFTC v. PayForex: Complaint

Complaint alleging the defendant "is illegally soliciting or accepting orders for leveraged, margined or financed retail off-exchange foreign currency, precious metals, and digital asset transactions from U.S. customers without being registered" in Commodity Futures Trading Commission v. Laino Group Limited, d.b.a. PayForex, of Saint Vincent and the Grenadines, at the U. S. District Court for the Southern District of Texas.

SEC v. Verley Sembritzky, Jr. et al: Complaint

Complaint alleging securities fraud in U. S. Securities and Exchange Commission v. Verley Lee Sembritzky, Jr., of Houston, Texas; Bounty of the Ocean Inc., of the Bahamas, and Ocean Harvest LLC, of Delaware, at the U. S. District Court for the Southern District of Texas.

USA v. Jose Luis de Jongh Atencio: Criminal Indictment

Criminal Indictment alleging money laundering involving, inter alia, Petróleos de Venezuela SA, a.k.a. PDVSA; Citgo Petroleum Corporation, and bank accounts in Panama and Switzerland in USA v. Jose Luis de Jongh Atencio, described as a citizen of Venezuela and the United States, at the U. S. District Court for the Southern District of Texas.

CITGO Petroleum Corp. v. Petroleum Logistics Service Corp. et al: Complaint

Complaint alleging "a conspiracy of illegal bribery and other criminal acts" regarding Petróleos de Venezuela SA in CITGO Petroleum Corporation, of Delaware v. Petroleum Logistics Service Corp., of Panama, and Jose Manuel Gonzalez Testino, described as "a dual United States and Venezuelan citizen", at the U. S. District Court for the Southern District of Texas.

Credit Suisse AG v. SPV Sam Eagle Inc.: Complaint

Complaint in Credit Suisse AG, of Switzerland v. SPV Sam Eagle Inc., of Panama, described as the owner of the Liberia-flagged M/V Sam Eagle, at the U. S. District Court for the Southern District of Texas.

USA v. Leroy King: Plea Agreement

Plea Agreement in which the defendant admits receiving $500,000 in bribes and tickets to two Super Bowls to obstruct an SEC investigation into $7 billion investment fraudster Allen Stanford in USA v. Leroy King, a former CEO of the Financial Services Regulatory Commission, of Antigua and Barbuda, at the U. S. District Court for the Southern District of Texas.

Inversiones Lugon 48 v. Equinor US Operations LLC et al: Discovery Application

Application by Inversiones Lugon 48, of Venezuela, to take discovery from Equinor US Operations LLC, described as Texas-based subsidiary of "a publicly traded Norwegian corporation"; Miguel Strauss, and Carlos Izquierdo for use in legal proceedings in Venezuela, filed at the U. S. District Court for the Southern District of Texas.

USA v. Steve Pursley: Jury Verdict

Jury Verdict in USA v. Jack Stephen Pursley, a.k.a. Steve Pursley, an attorney based in Houston, Texas, regarding an offshore tax evasion scheme involving, inter alia, companies in Australia and the Isle of Man and a nominee in Brazil, filed at the U. S. District Court for the Southern District of Texas.

Empresa Pública de Hidrocarburos del Ecuador v. WorleyParsons International Inc.: Discovery Application

Ex Parte Application by Empresa Pública de Hidrocarburos del Ecuador - EP PetroEcuador to take discovery from WorleyParsons International Inc. for use in legal proceedings in Ecuador "related to a complex, cross-border illegal bribery and corruption scheme perpetrated against Petroecuador" using "a complex web of offshore shell entities" and accounts, including those in the Bahamas, British Virgin Islands, Cayman Islands, Panama, and Switzerland, filed at the U. S. District Court for the Southern District of Texas.

Geophysical Service Inc. v. Anadarko Petroleum Corporation et al: Discovery Application

Application by Geophysical Service Inc., of Canada, to take discovery from Anadarko Petroleum Corporation and Anadarko US Offshore Corporation, both of Delaware, for use in legal proceedings in Alberta, Canada against Anadarko Petroleum Corporation, Anadarko US Offshore Corporation, formerly Kerr McGee Oil & Gas Corporation; and Canadian Natural Resources Ltd., filed at the U. S. District Court for the Southern District of Texas.

REDS Caribbean Ltd.: Discovery Application (Robert Holloway et al)

Ex Parte Application by Mark McDonald and David Holukoff, as the Joint Official Liquidators of REDS Caribbean Ltd., of Trinidad and Tobago, to take discovery from Robert Holloway, REDS Americas Inc., Lavelle Holdings Inc., BBVA Compass, and Frost Bank regarding REDS Caribbean Ltd., REDS Caribbean (BVI) Ltd., Reds Americas Inc., Michael Robert Charbonne, Tricia Charbonne-Downes, Randall Harford, Dayne Harford, Ryan Harford, Daynco Ltd., Robert Holloway, JUKES Group, Raymond Mark McMillan, Global Insurance Services Ltd., Goliath Offshore Services Ltd., Goliath Offshore Holdings Pte Ltd., Goliath Offshore Pte Ltd., Avant Garde Insurance Services Ltd., Penelope Belmontes, a.k.a. Penelope Rahim; Lavelle Holdings Inc., Sherron Harford, and Hayden Borrell for an investigation into suspected fraud involving companies in the British Virgin Islands, Singapore, Trinidad and Tobago, United Kingdom, and USA, filed at the U. S. District Court for the Southern District of Texas.

CRG Partners III LP et al v. Fred Krieger: Notice of Removal

Notice of Removal, including a copy of the complaint alleging fraud, in CRG Partners III LP, of Delaware; CRG Partners III - Parallel Fund 'A' LP, of Delaware; CRG Partners III - Parallel Fund 'B' (Cayman) LP, of the Cayman Islands; CRG Partners III (Cayman) LP, of the Cayman Islands; CRG Servicing LLC, of Delaware; CRG Partners III (Cayman) LEV AIV I LP, of the Cayman Islands, and CRG Partners III (Cayman) UNLEV AIV I LP, of the Cayman Islands v. Fred C. Krieger, of Florida, at the U. S. District Court for the Southern District of Texas.

USA v. Steve Pursley: USA’s Trial Brief

USA's Trial Brief in USA v. Jack Stephen Pursley, a.k.a. Steve Pursley, an attorney based in Houston, Texas, regarding an offshore tax evasion scheme involving, inter alia, companies in Australia and the Isle of Man and a nominee in Brazil, filed at the U. S. District Court for the Southern District of Texas.

USA v. Steve Pursley: Criminal Indictment

Indictment in USA v. Jack Stephen Pursley, a.k.a. Steve Pursley, an attorney based in Houston, Texas, regarding an offshore tax evasion scheme involving, inter alia, companies in Australia and the Isle of Man and a nominee in Brazil, filed at the U. S. District Court for the Southern District of Texas.

Vantage Deepwater Company et al v. Petrobras America Inc. et al: Complaint

Petition to Confirm Arbitration Award in Vantage Deepwater Company and Vantage Deepwater Drilling, Inc. v. Petrobras America Inc., Petrobras Venezuela Investments & Services, BV, and Petroleo Brasileiro S.A. - Petrobras at the U. S. District Court for the Southern District of Texas.

Netherlands: Joseph Valentino

Complaint for the extradition of Joseph Valentino from the USA to the Netherlands to face allegations of fraud.

USA v. Croatia Development Ltd.: Forfeiture Complaint

Forfeiture Complaint in USA v. All Funds in Deutsche Bank Trust Company Americas account maintained by Bank of Cyprus for the benefit of Croatia Development Ltd., filed at the U. S. District Court for the Southern District of Texas.

USA v. Iain MacKellar et al: Criminal Indictment

Criminal Indictment alleging in USA v. Iain Nigel MacKellar, a citizen of the United Kingdom residing in the Cayman Islands; Lam Ngoc Tran, a.k.a. Mark Tran; Allen Smith, and William Humphreys at the U. S. District Court for the Southern District of Texas.

USA v. Funds at Butterfield Bank: Forfeiture Complaint

Forfeiture Complaint in USA v. Funds at Butterfield Bank associated with Hector Javier Villareal Hernandez, a former civil servant in Mexico, filed at the U. S. District Court for the Southern District of Texas.

Chaz Campton v. Ignite Restaurant Group, Inc. et al: Class Action Complaint

Class Action Complaint in Chaz Campton v. Ignite Restaurant Group, Inc., Raymond A. Blanchette, III, Jeffrey L. Rager, Edward W. Engel, Credit Suisse Securities USA LLC, Robert W. Baird & Co., Inc., Piper Jaffray & Co., KeyBanc Capital Markets, Inc., Lazard Capital Markets LLC, Raymond James & Associates, Inc. at the U. S. District Court for the Southern District of Texas.