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Kenneth Donovan et al v. GMO-Z.com Trust Company Inc. et al: Class Action Complaint

Class Action Complaint alleging negligence, conversion, and fraud involving a cryptocurrency called GYEN, described as a "stablecoin" that is "purportedly 'pegged' to the Japanese yen at a rate of one-to-one", in Kenneth Donovan and Hussien Kassfy v. GMO-Z.com Trust Company Inc., described as a New York company that was created by "a Tokyo-based internet services industry company" called GMO Internet Group; Coinbase Global Inc., and Coinbase Inc., both of Delaware, at the U.S. District Court for the Northern District of California.

USA v. 40.997711 Ethereum: Forfeiture Complaint

Forfeiture Complaint in USA v. 40.997711 Ethereum digital currency in an account at Binance cryptocurrency exchange that is believed to be the proceeds of a fraud against the operator of "an investment vehicle which invests in digital currencies, including Ethereum" who had an account at another cryptocurrency exchange, Coinbase, filed at the U.S. District Court for the Central District of California.

USA v. Edward Carriero et al: Petition to Enforce IRS Summonses (‘Investigation into Nevis-Licensed Captive Insurance Arrangements’)

Petition to Enforce IRS Summonses regarding the tax liability of ABS Healthcare Services LLC and Health Option One LLC, both of Deerfield Beach, Florida, collectively doing business as Insurance Care Direct and described as the operators of Nevis-domiciled captive insurers ICD Captive Re Ltd. and HOO Captive Re Ltd., in USA v. Edward Carriero, Seth Cohen, and Bradley Cohen at the U.S. District Court for the Southern District of Florida.

Dagan Investments LLC v. First High-School Education Group Co. Ltd. et al: Class Action Complaint

Class Action Complaint in Dagan Investments LLC v. First High-School Education Group Co. Ltd., described as a Cayman Islands company that "operates private high schools in Western China and provides for-profit tutoring services"; Shaowei Zhang, Lidong Zhu, Guangzhou Zhao, Yuanlin Hu, Longwater Topco B.V., EQT Mid Market Asia III Limited Partnership, EQT Mid Market Asia III GP B.V., EQT Fund Management S.À.R.L., Colleen A. De Vries, Cogency Global Inc., The Benchmark Company LLC, Valuable Capital Group Limited, TFI Securities and Futures Limited, AMTD Global Markets Limited, Maxim Group LLC, Boustead Securities LLC, FUTU Inc., US Tiger Securities Inc., and Fosun Hani Securities Limited at the U.S. District Court for the Southern District of New York.

Susan Devine v. Spears & Imes LLP: Judicial Assistance (Liechtenstein)

Ex Parte Request for Judicial Assistance by Susan Elaine Devine, described as "a citizen of the United States and Brazil and a resident of Florida" and a former wife of Florian Homm, a German citizen who was indicted in California in 2013 for alleged investment fraud and is currently a fugitive, to obtain evidence from law firm Spears & Imes LLP for use "in connection with criminal proceedings that have been launched against Ms. Devine in Liechtenstein relating to alleged money laundering" involving "nine hedge funds that were incorporated in the Cayman Islands", namely Absolute Activist Value Master Fund Limited, Absolute East West Fund Limited, Absolute East West Master Fund Limited, Absolute European Catalyst Fund Limited, Absolute Germany Fund Limited, Absolute India Fund Limited, Absolute Octane Fund Limited, Absolute Octane Master Fund Limited, and Absolute Return Europe Fund Limited, filed at the U.S. District Court for the Southern District of New York.

Yuan Hsu v. Wells Fargo Bank: Discovery Application

Application by Yuan Hsu, a resident of Taiwan, to take discovery from Wells Fargo Bank NA for use in criminal proceedings in Taiwan alleging "embezzlement and theft" by Ping Hsu, described as "the Petitioner's daughter", regarding the Estate of the Petitioner's husband, filed at the U.S. District Court for the Northern District of California.

USA v. Andrew Fahie et al: Criminal Indictment (‘Drugs Trafficking & Money Laundering’)

Criminal Indictment alleging conspiracy to import a controlled substance, conspiracy to engage in money laundering, and attempted money laundering in USA v. Andrew Fahie, former Premier of the British Virgin Islands; Oleanvine Maynard, and Kadeem Maynard, all of the British Virgin Islands, at the U.S. District Court for the Southern District of Florida.

Associação dos Profissionais dos Correios v. The Bank of New York Mellon Corporation: Discovery Application

Application by Associação dos Profissionais dos Correios, described as "a Brazilian non-profit association that defends and represents the interests of present and former/retired postal worker employees of Correios, a state-owned public postal company", to take discovery from The Bank of New York Mellon Corporation for use in legal proceedings in São Paulo, Brazil "against Instituto de Seguridade Social dos Correios e Telégrafos, Empresa Brasileira de Correio e Telégrafos, KPMG Auditores Independentes, and BNY Mellon Serviços Financeiros Distribuidora de Títulos e Valores Mobilários S.A." alleging "misconduct, malfeasance, breaches of fiduciary duties, and corruption", filed at the U.S. District Court for the Southern District of New York.

Globalization Partners Mexico SA de CV v. GoGlobal USA Inc.: Discovery Application

Application by Globalization Partners Mexico SA de CV, described as being "part of a family of companies that provide technology-based human resources solutions that enable clients to seamlessly engage talent in various jurisdictions across the world without needing to set up a local entity", to take discovery from GoGlobal USA Inc. for use in legal proceedings in Mexico "against its former employee Francisco Mendez after learning that Mendez took away with him Globalization Partners' trade secrets and confidential information and brought it with him to a direct competitor, GoGlobal", filed at the U.S. District Court for the District of Delaware.

Canoo Inc. v. DD Global Holdings Ltd.: Complaint ($61M)

Complaint "to recover so-called 'short-swing profits'" of $61 million in Canoo Inc., described as a Delaware-domiciled, California-based "startup American manufacturer of consumer and commercial electric vehicles founded in 2017" v. DD Global Holdings Ltd., described as a Cayman Islands-domiciled, Hong Kong-based "owner of more than 10% of Canoo’s outstanding common shares", at the U.S. District Court for the Southern 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.

Robert Brockman v. IRS: Complaint (‘Records Disclosure’)

Complaint "to compel the disclosure of all government documents and records requested pursuant to FOIA that were unlawfully withheld by Defendant, the Internal Revenue Service" in Robert T. Brockman, a resident of Houston, Texas who was criminally indicted in 2020 for allegedly concealing approximately $2 billion from the IRS and swindling investors in his firm using offshore structures in Bermuda, British Virgin Islands, Cayman Islands, Nevis, and Switzerland v. Internal Revenue Service at the U. S. District Court for the District of Columbia.

Providers Re SPC: Directors

Director Details for Providers Re SPC, obtained from the Cayman Islands General Registry on May 6th, 2022.

Portugal: Wells Fargo (‘Crypto-Based Asset Recovery Fraud’)

Application for the appointment of a Commissioner to collect evidence from Wells Fargo - pursuant to a request for judicial assistance from Portugal - for use in a criminal investigation into an "unknown subject" for a suspected cryptocurrency-related asset recovery fraud following an apparent cryptocurrency-related investment fraud.

CFTC v. Samuel Reed: $10M Settlement

Consent Order imposing a civil penalty of $10 million on Samuel Reed regarding the operation of the BitMEX cryptocurrency trading platform in Commodity Futures Trading Commission v. HDR Global Trading Limited, of the Seychelles; 100x Holdings Limited, of Bermuda; ABS Global Trading Limited, of Delaware; Shine Effort Inc. Limited, of Hong Kong; HDR Global Services (Bermuda) Limited, of Bermuda, all d.b.a. BitMEX; Arthur Hayes, described as a citizen of the United States residing in Hong Kong; Ben Peter Delo, described as a citizen of the United Kingdom residing in Hong Kong, and Samuel Reed, described as a U.S. citizen who resided in Milwaukee, WI, and Boston, MA, during the relevant period, at the U. S. District Court for the Southern District of New York.

CFTC v. Benjamin Delo: $10M Settlement

Consent Order imposing a civil penalty of $10 million on Benjamin Delo regarding the operation of the BitMEX cryptocurrency trading platform in Commodity Futures Trading Commission v. HDR Global Trading Limited, of the Seychelles; 100x Holdings Limited, of Bermuda; ABS Global Trading Limited, of Delaware; Shine Effort Inc. Limited, of Hong Kong; HDR Global Services (Bermuda) Limited, of Bermuda, all d.b.a. BitMEX; Arthur Hayes, described as a citizen of the United States residing in Hong Kong; Ben Peter Delo, described as a citizen of the United Kingdom residing in Hong Kong, and Samuel Reed, described as a U.S. citizen who resided in Milwaukee, WI, and Boston, MA, during the relevant period, at the U. S. District Court for the Southern District of New York.

CFTC v. Arthur Hayes: $10M Settlement

Consent Order imposing a civil penalty of $10 million on Arthur Hayes regarding the operation of the BitMEX cryptocurrency trading platform in Commodity Futures Trading Commission v. HDR Global Trading Limited, of the Seychelles; 100x Holdings Limited, of Bermuda; ABS Global Trading Limited, of Delaware; Shine Effort Inc. Limited, of Hong Kong; HDR Global Services (Bermuda) Limited, of Bermuda, all d.b.a. BitMEX; Arthur Hayes, described as a citizen of the United States residing in Hong Kong; Ben Peter Delo, described as a citizen of the United Kingdom residing in Hong Kong, and Samuel Reed, described as a U.S. citizen who resided in Milwaukee, WI, and Boston, MA, during the relevant period, at the U. S. District Court for the Southern District of New York.

LTC (BVI) Ltd. v. BraunHagey & Borden LLP: Complaint (‘$2.8M Spoofing Loss’)

Complaint alleging a law firm's negligence caused a client to transfer $2.8 million to an "imposter" who had "spoofed" an email address in LTC (BVI) Ltd., of the British Virgin Islands, described as "an investor and investment manager" v. BraunHagey & Borden LLP, a law firm in California, at the Superior Court of the State of California, County of San Francisco.

Diginet Global FZC LLC v. Profluence Inc. et al: Complaint

Complaint for $682,673 alleging breach of contract in Diginet Global FZC LLC, of the United Arab Emirates v. Profluence Inc., described as a Delaware-domiciled, Miami Beach-based company; Kinner Digital LLC, d.b.a. Profluence, described as a Delaware-domiciled, Miami Beach-based company; Christina McKinley, of Massachusetts, and John McKinley, of Massachusetts, at the Circuit Court of the 11th Judicial Circuit, in and for Miami-Dade County, Florida.

USA v. Arthur Hayes: Hayes’ Sentencing Submission

Arthur Hayes' Sentencing Submission in USA v. Arthur Hayes, who pleaded guilty to violating the Bank Secrecy Act on February 24th, 2022 regarding the operation of the BitMEX cryptocurrency trading platform, of which he was co-founder and CEO, at the U.S. District Court for the Southern District of New York.

Matthew Kramer v. Ground Zero Crypto LLC et al: Complaint

Complaint alleging breach of fiduciary duty, conversion, and unjust enrichment regarding "a business venture involving an automated market maker protocol to facilitate token swaps using smart contracts and tokens" called SaucerSwap in Matthew Clark Kramer, of Utah v. Ground Zero Crypto LLC, of Maryland; Peter Campbell, of Maine; Joseph Bergvinson, of Canada; Henry He, of New York; Christopher Neil Davenport, of Maryland, and Matthew DeLorenzo, of North Carolina, at the U. S. District Court for the District of Maryland.

Palantir Technologies Inc. v. Williams & Connolly LLP et al: Discovery Application (‘Attempted Litigation Fraud’)

Application by Palantir Technologies Inc. to take discovery from Williams & Connolly LLP, a law firm, and laywers Barry S. Simon, and Stephen L. Wohlgemuth for use in "two German proceedings: (i) a patent entitlement litigation before the Regional Court of Munich, Federal Republic of Germany between Palantir and Williams & Connolly's client, Marc L. Abramowitz, and (ii) a criminal investigation by a German public prosecutor of Abramowitz, Simon, and Wohlgemuth" for suspected "attempted litigation fraud", filed at the U.S. District Court for the District of Columbia.

USA v. Andrew Fahie: Order Granting Bond

Order Granting Bond to Andrew Fahie (Stayed until May 5th, 2022 pending an appeal by the USA) in USA v. Andrew Fahie, Premier of the British Virgin Islands, at the U. S. District Court for the Southern District of Florida.

Purple Innovation LLC v. Photon Interactive UK Ltd.: Complaint

Complaint alleging breach of contract in Purple Innovation LLC, of Delaware, described as "an innovative and successful comfort technology company" v. Photon Interactive UK Limited, of the United Kingdom, at the U. S. District Court for the District of Delaware.

City of Riviera Beach General Employees’ Retirement System v. Vertiv Holdings Co. et al: Class Action Complaint

Class Action Complaint alleging fraud in City of Riviera Beach General Employees' Retirement System v. Vertiv Holdings Co., Rob Johnson, David Fallon, Jason Forcier, Gary Niederpruem, David Cote, Joseph van Dokkum, Roger Fradin, Jacob Kotzubei, Matthew Louie, Edward L. Monser, Steven S. Reinemund, Robin L. Washington, JPMorgan Securities LLC, Goldman Sachs & Co. LLC, Citigroup Global Markets Inc., VPE Holdings LLC, Vertiv JV Holdings LLC, PE Vertiv Holdings LLC, Platinum Equity LLC, Platinum Equity Investment Holdings LLC, Platinum Equity Investment Holdings Manager LLC, Platinum Equity Investco LP, Platinum Equity Investment Holdings IC (Cayman) LLC, Platinum Investco (Cayman) LLC, Platinum Equity Investment Holdings III LLC, Platinum Equity Investment Holdings Manager III LLC, and Tom Gores at the U. S. District Court for the Southern District of New York.

The Arbitrage Fund et al v. Forterra Inc.: Appraisal Petition

Petition for Appraisal in The Arbitrage Fund, Water Island Event-Driven Fund, Water Island Merger Arbitrage Institutional Commingled Master Fund LP, of the Cayman Islands; Multi-Manager Alternative Strategies Fund, and iMGP Alternative Strategies Fund, formerly PartnerSelect Alternative Strategies Fund, v. Forterra Inc., described as "a leading manufacturer of pipe and precast products for use in water-related infrastructure projects in the United States, Mexico and Canada", at the Court of Chancery of the State of Delaware.

USA v. Los Angeles ‘Mansion’: Forfeiture Complaint (‘Armenia Corruption’)

Forfeiture Complaint regarding a "multi-million dollar mansion located in the Holmby Hills neighborhood of Los Angeles, California" that is "traceable to unlawful bribes paid for the benefit of Gagik Khachatryan, the former minister of finance of the Republic of Armenia, and his sons Gurgen Khachatryan and Artyom Khachatryan, and related money laundering transactions" in USA v. Real Property in Los Angeles, California at the U. S. District Court for the Central District of California.

Sergio Gersztein v. HSBC et al: Discovery Application

Application by Sergio Gersztein to take discovery from HSBC Republic, a division of HSBC Bank USA; Swiss Bank Corporation - New York Branch, UBS AG - New York Branch, Safra National Bank of New York, JPMorgan Chase Bank NA, and Wells Fargo Bank NA for use in legal proceedings in Argentina involving an Estate's assets.

Christian Sarcuni et al v. bZx DAO et al: Class Action Complaint (‘$55M Crypto Theft’)

Class Action Complaint alleging negligence regarding the theft by hacking of cryptocurrency worth $55 million in Christian Sarcuni, of Italy; Pedro Cunha, of Portugal; Alexander Lloyd, a citizen of Canada and the United Kingdom; Skliar Viktor, of Ukraine; Marc Simon, of France; Pilici Rustam, of Moldova; Daniel Lu, of China; Clément Ométek, of France; Edison Ho, a citizen of China residing in Hong Kong; Kiro Aleksandrov, of Bulgaria; Jonas Wernecke, of Germany; Paolo Leite, of Brazil; Miras Issakhov, of Kazakhstan, and Daniele Penna, of Italy v. bZx DAO, described as "a purported Decentralized Autonomous Organization that is a general partnership" based in San Diego, California; Kyle Kistner, of San Diego, California; Tom Bean, of Alpharetta, Georgia; Hashed International LLC, of Wyoming; AGE Crypto GP LLC, of Nevada; Ooki DAO, described as "a purported Decentralized Autonomous Organization that is a general partnership" based in San Diego, California; Leveragebox LLC, of Delaware, and bZeroX LLC, of Delaware, at the U. S. District Court for the Southern District of California.

Philip Thomas v. Riskified Ltd. et al: Class Action Complaint

Class Action Complaint in Philip G. Thomas v. Riskified Ltd., Edescribed as an Israeli, publicly-listed eCommerce risk management platform that uses machine learning to identify fraud"; Eido Gal, Assaf Feldman, Aglika Dotcheva, Erez Shachar, Eyal Kishon, Aaron Mankovski, Tanzeen Syed, Jennifer Ceran, Goldman Sachs & Co. LLC, J.P. Morgan Securities LLC, Credit Suisse Securities (USA) LLC, Barclays Capital Inc., KeyBanc Capital Markets Inc., Piper Sandler & Co., Truist Securities Inc., William Blair & Company LLC, Loop Capital Markets LLC, Samuel A. Ramirez & Company Inc., Siebert Williams Shank & Co. LLC and Stern Brothers & Co. at the U. S. District Court for the Southern District of New York.

GMJ Asset Management Company Inc. v. KBC Bank NV et al: Discovery Application

Application by GMJ Asset Management Company Inc. to take discovery from KBC Bank NV, New York Branch; KBC Financial Products USA Inc., KBC Securities USA LLC, and the Federal Reserve Bank of New York for use in legal proceedings "against KBC Bank in relation to violation of banking laws and fraudulent concealment, and potentially conversion", filed at the U. S. District Court for the Southern District of New York.