Malta Financial Intelligence Analysis Unit (FIAU)

Roderick Caruana: €61K Fine

Public Notice by the Malta Financial Intelligence Analysis Unit that it has imposed a fine of €61,573 on Dr. Roderick Caruana for regulatory breaches.

Pilatus Bank Plc: €4.9M Fine

Public Notice by the Malta Financial Intelligence Analysis Unit that it has imposed a fine of €4.9 million on Pilatus Bank Plc for regulatory breaches.

AWS Malta Ltd.: €502K Fine

Public Notice by the Malta Financial Intelligence Analysis Unit that it was imposed a fine of €502,046 on AWS Malta Limited for regulatory breaches. Editor's Note: Research by OffshoreAlert at the Malta Registrar of Companies showed that AWS Malta Limited was incorporated in Malta on February 12th, 2014, its directors are Jean-Pie Gauci-Maistre, a citizen and resident of Malta; Kilian Kämpfen, a citizen and resident of Switzerland; Ivo Ferdinando Mathier, a citizen and resident of Switzerland; Mark Portelli, a citizen and resident of Malta, and Steve Zammit Cutajar, a citizen and resident of Malta; former directors include Francis Zammit Dimech, of Malta, who resigned effective February 28th, 2019; Herman Zandt, a citizen of the Netherlands residing in Malta, who resigned effective March 29th, 2017, and Nelson Lopez Centeno, a citizen of Spain, who resigned effective January 30th, 2017; and its shareholders are Ivo Ferdinando Mathier and AWS Switzerland SA, a Swiss company whose representatives include Ivo Mathier, chairman, and Kilian Kämpfen, while a former representative is Urs Füglistaller.

Rebels Gaming Ltd.: €500K Fine

Public Notice by Malta's Financial Intelligence Analysis Unit that it has imposed a fine of €500,017 on Rebels Gaming Limited, described as a "remote gaming operator", for regulatory breaches. Editor's Note: Research by OffshoreAlert at the Malta Business Registry showed that Rebels Gaming Limited was incorporated in Malta on January 26th, 2011, its directors are Yiorgos Metaxas and Grigorios Skornos, both citizens of Greece residing in Malta, and its shareholders are Grigorios Skornos and 15 Steps Limited, a Cyprus company whose sole director is Grigorios Skornos, according to the Cyprus Registrar of Companies.

Roberta Borg: €58K Fine

Public Notice by the Malta Financial Intelligence Analysis Unit that it has imposed a fine of €58,238 on Dr. Roberta Borg for regulatory breaches.

Truevo Payments Ltd.: €443K Fine

Public Notice by the Malta Financial Intelligence Analysis Unit that it has imposed a fine of €443,670 on Truevo Payments Limited for regulatory breaches. Editor's Note: Research by OffshoreAlert showed that Truevo Payments Limited was incorporated in Malta on November 20th, 2013, its directors are Martin Azzopardi, Frank Xavier Caruana, Ivan Fsadni, and John Pollacco, all of Malta, and its shareholders are William Liu, of China, and Truevo Holdings Ltd., which was incorporated in Malta on July 27th, 2015, whose directors are John Pollacco and David Liu, of Malta, and whose shareholders are John Pollacco and Dalamear Investments Ltd., which was incorporated in the Isle of Man on June 12th, 2008, and whose directors are Sovereign Managers Limited and Sovereign Directors Ltd., both of the Isle of Man, represented by John Philip Dentith.

Merkanti Bank Ltd.: €259K Fine

Public Notice by the Malta Financial Intelligence Analysis Unit that it has imposed a fine of €259,927 on Merkanti Bank Limited, formerly MFC Merchant Bank Limited, for regulatory breaches. Editor's Note: Research by OffshoreAlert at the Malta Business Registry showed that Merkanti Bank Limited was incorporated on June 17th 2003, its directors are Christian Farrugia, a citizen of Malta; Friedrich Hondl, a citizen of Austria; Otto Karasek, a citizen of Austria; Samuel Morrow, a citizen of the United States, and George Portanier, a citizen of Malta, and its shareholders are Merkanti Holding Plc, of Malta, and Scully Royalty Ltd., of the Cayman Islands. Merkanti Holding Plc was incorporated on May 28th, 2015, its directors are Mario P. Galea, a citizen of Malta; Samuel Morrow, Benjamin Muscat, a citizen of Malta; Silke Stenger, a citizen of Germany, and Martin Ware, a citizen of the United Kingdom, and its shareholders are Merchants Employees Incentive Corp., of the Marshall Islands; Scully Royalty Ltd., and MFC 2017 II Ltd., of the Cayman Islands. The Cayman Islands General Registry showed that Scully Royalty Ltd.'s directors are Dr. Shuming Zhao, Friedrich Hondl, Indrajit Chatterjee, Jochen Dümler, Michael J. Smith, and Silke S. Stenger. There was no record of any company with the name MFC 2017 II Ltd. when OffshoreAlert searched the Cayman companies register.

Em@ney Plc: €359K Fine

Public Notice by the Malta Financial Intelligence Analysis Unit imposing a fine of €359,339 on Em@ney Plc, described as a "financial institution", for regulatory breaches. Editor's Note: Research by OffshoreAlert at the Malta Business Registry showed that Em@ney Plc was incorporated in Malta on June 14th, 2012, its directors are Germano Arno, a citizen of Italy, and Konstantin Balassopulos, a citizen of Austria, former directors include Nicola Mattocks, who resigned effective October 22nd, 2020, and its shareholders are Malta-domiciled Absolute Holding Limited, whose sole director is Francesco Malandrino, a citizen of Italy, and whose shareholder is Trident Trust Company (Malta) Limited, and Malta-domiciled Tyke Holding Limited, whose sole director is Germano Arno and whose shareholder is Trident Trust Company (Malta) Limited.

Tumas Gaming Ltd.: €233K Fine

Public Notice by the Malta Financial Intelligence Analysis Unit that it has imposed a fine of €233,156 on Tumas Gaming Limited, described as a "Land Based Casino", for regulatory breaches. Editor's Note: Research by OffshoreAlert in the Malta Business Registry showed that Tumas Gaming Limited was incorporated in Malta on March 24th, 1998, its directors are Emmanuel Fenech, Raymond Fenech, and Ray Sladden, all of Malta, its former directors include Yorgen Fenech, who resigned effective November 12th, 2019, and its shareholders are Tumas Group Company Limited and Tumas Group Management Company Limited, both of Malta. Tumas Group Company Limited's directors are Emmanuel Fenech, Franco Fenech, and Raymond Fenech and its shareholders are Yorgen Fenech, TGI Limited, of Malta; Anna Fenech, Carmen Fenech, Franco Fenech, Josephine Fenech, Moira Fenech, Patricia Fenech, and Raymond Fenech, and Tumas Group Management Company Limited's directors are Emmanuel Fenech and Raymond Fenech and its shareholders are Spinola Investments Ltd. and Tumas Group Company Limited, both of Malta.

Money + Card Payment Institution Ltd.: €404K Fine

Public Notice by the Malta Financial Intelligence Analysis Unit that it has imposed a fine of €403,947 on Money + Card Payment Institution Limited for regulatory breaches. Editor's Note: Research by OffshoreAlert in the Malta Business Registry showed that Money + Card Payment Institution Limited was incorporated in Malta on July 27th, 2015, went into liquidation on June 13th, 2019, has no current directors, its former directors include Zoltan Bota, who resigned effective May 11th, 2019; Terry Galea, of Malta, who resigned effective May 14th, 2019; Franco Falzan, of Malta, who resigned effective May 9th, 2019, and Dmitrij Kozelkin, of Hungary, who resigned effective August 9th, 2018, and its shareholders are Viktor Hujber, a citizen and resident of Hungary, and Prifolio Holding Limited, which was incorporated in Malta on September 16th, 2010, whose sole director is Otto Hujber, and whose shareholders are Otto Hujber and Viktor Hujber,

Meridian Gaming Ltd.: €89K Fine

Public Notice by Malta's Financial Intelligence Analysis Unit that it has imposed a fine of €88,937 fine on Meridian Gaming Limited for regulatory breaches. Editor's Note: Research by OffshoreAlert in the Malta Business Registry showed that Meridian Gaming Limited was incorporated in Malta on May 9th, 2007, its sole director is Zoran Milosevic, of Serbia, previous directors include Anthony Axisa, who resigned effective September 15th, 2020, and Andjelina Rajacic, who resigned effective March 13th, 2019, and its shareholders are Aleksandr Milovanovic, of Serbia, and Meridian Gaming Holdings Ltd., the latter of which was incorporated in Malta on May 16th, 2016 and whose directors are Zoran Milosevic and Snezana Bozovic, of Serbia, and shareholders are Meridian Tech d.o.o., of Serbia; Zoran Milosevic, Snezana Bozovic, and Aleksandr Milovanovic.

Satabank Plc: €851K Fine

Public Notice by the Malta Financial Intelligence Analysis Unit that it imposed a fine of €3.7 million on Satabank Plc for regulatory breaches, which was reduced to €851,792 by the Court of Appeal. Editor's Note: Research by OffshoreAlert in the Malta Business Registry showed that Satabank Plc was incorporated in Malta on October 7th, 2014 and its shareholders are Signia Holding Ltd., of Malta, and Christo Georgiev Georgiev, a citizen of Bulgaria with an address in Zurich, Switzerland. No directors are listed. Previous directors include Christo Georgiev Georgiev, who resigned effective October 11th, 2018; Anthony Paris, who resigned effective October 12th, 2018; Christoph Boeckle, who resigned effective October 21st, 2018; Mario Gauci, who resigned effective October 30th, 2018; Herbert Weininger, a citizen of Germany, who resigned effective October 21st, 2018, and Susanne Lehmann, who resigned effective April 8th, 2015. Signia Holding Ltd. was incorporated in Malta on December 5th, 2013, its directors are Eugene M. Alexander, a citizen of the United States with an address in Marathon, Florida, USA, and Christo Georgiev Georgiev, and its shareholders are E E Capital Limited, of Jersey, in the Channel Islands; Net-M Privatbank 1891 AG, of Germany; Signia Group AG, of Zurich, Switzerland, and Eugene Alexander.

Insignia Cards Ltd.: €373K Fine

Public Notice by the Malta Financial Intelligence Analysis Unit that it has imposed a fine of €373.670 on Insignia Cards Limited for regulatory breaches. Editor's Note: Research by OffshoreAlert in the Malta Business Registry showed that Insignia Cards Limited was incorporated on November 17th, 2011, its sole director is George Kesidy, a citizen of the United Kingdom, with an address in London, England; previous directors include Joseph Zammit Tabona and Charles Rapa, citizens of Malta who both resigned effective July 31st, 2020, and its shareholders are George Kesidy and Insignia Malta Holding Limited, which was incorporated in Malta on November 17th, 2011, whose directors are George Kesidy and Nada Tucakov, a citizen of Serbia with an address in London, England, and whose shareholders are George Kesidy and Insignia International Limited, which, according to the Cyprus Registrar of Companies, was incorporated in Cyprus on November 11th, 2011 and whose sole director is Irodotos Kasapis. The Malta Business Registry shows that PricewaterhouseCoopers resigned as auditor of Insignia Cards Limited effective October 28th, 2020.

Credence Fiduciary Ltd.: €118K Fine

Public Notice by the Malta Financial Intelligence Analysis Unit that it has imposed a fine of €118,365 on Credence Fiduciary Limited for regulatory breaches. Editor's Note: Research by OffshoreAlert in the Malta Business Registry showed that Credence Fiduciary Limited was incorporated on February 6th, 2008, its directors are Andrew Cefai, Clayton Fenech, Adrian Muscat Azzopardi, James Muscat Azzopardi, and Ivan Vella, all of Malta, and its sole shareholder is Credence Holdings Limited, which was formed on October 31st, 2018, which has the same five directors and whose shareholders are Andrew Cefai, Adrian Azzopardi, James Azzopardi, and Ivan Vella.

Credence Corporate and Advisory Services Ltd.: €143K Fine

Public Notice by the Malta Financial Intelligence Analysis Unit that it has imposed a fine of €143,119 on Credence Corporate and Advisory Services Limited for regulatory breaches. Editor's Note: Research by OffshoreAlert in the Malta Business Registry showed that Credence Corporate and Advisory Services Limited was incorporated on December 7th, 2006, its directors are Clayton Fenech, James Muscat Azzopardi, and Ivan Vella, all of Malta, and its sole shareholder is Credence Holdings Limited, which was formed on October 31st, 2018, which has the same five directors and whose shareholders are Andrew Cefai, Adrian Azzopardi, James Azzopardi, and Ivan Vella.

Amicorp Malta Ltd.: €57K Fine

Public Notice by the Malta Financial Intelligence Analysis Unit that it has imposed a fine of €57,845 on Amicorp Malta Limited for regulatory breaches.

Lombard Bank Malta Plc: €340K Fine

Publication Notice by the Malta Financial Intelligence Analysis Unit that it has imposed a fine of €340,058 on Lombard Bank Malta Plc for regulatory breaches. Editor's Note: Research by OffshoreAlert in the Malta Business Registry showed the the directors of Lombard Bank Malta Plc are identified as Michael Bonello, Graham Fairclough, Joseph Said, Michael Zammit, all citizens of Malta, and Kimon Palamidis, a citizen of Greece.

MPM Capital Investments Ltd.: €1M Fine & Appeal

Public Notice by the Malta Financial Intelligence Analysis Unit that it has imposed a fine of €1,183,887 on MPM Capital Investments Ltd. for regulatory breaches and that its decision has been appealed.

Vivaro Ltd.: €733K Fine & Appeal

Public Notice by the Malta Financial Intelligence Analysis Unit that it has imposed a fine of €733,160 on Vivaro Ltd., described as a "Remote Gaming Operator", for regulatory breaches and that its decision has been appealed.

Chris Baldacchino & Associates: €58K Fine

Public Notice by the Malta Financial Intelligence Analysis Unit that it has imposed a fine of €58,952 on Chris Baldacchino & Associates, described as an "Auditor/Accountant/Corporate Service Provider", for regulatory breaches.

Playbay Malta Ltd.: €58K Fine

Public Notice by the Malta Financial Intelligence Analysis Unit that it has imposed a fine of €58,757 on Playbay Malta Ltd., described as a "Remote Gaming Supervisor", for regulatory breaches.

Thomas Vella: €60K Fine

Publication Notice by the Malta Financial Intelligence Analysis Unit that it has imposed an administrative penalty of €60,518 on Thomas Vella for regulatory breaches.

Bank of Valletta Plc: €57K Fine

Publication Notice by the Malta Financial Intelligence Analysis Unit that it has imposed a fine of €57,500 on Bank of Valletta Plc for regulatory breaches.