Indictment

USA v. Daniel Elie Bouaziz: Criminal Indictment

Criminal Indictment alleging fraud and money laundering involving "fraudulent artwork" in USA v. Daniel Elie Bouaziz, a citizen of France and an "art dealer", at the U.S. District Court for the Southern District of Florida.

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.

USA v. Gregoire Tournant: Criminal Indictment

Criminal Indictment alleging securities fraud involving Allianz Global Investors in USA v. Gregoire Tournant at the U.S. District Court for the Southern District of New York.

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.

USA v. Luiz Capuci, Jr.: Criminal Indictment

Criminal Indictment alleging cryptocurrency-based investment fraud and money laundering in USA v. Luiz Capuci, Jr., a.k.a. Junior Capuci, at the U. S. District Court for the Southern District of Florida.

USA v. Moshe Strugano: Criminal Indictment

Criminal Indictment alleging insider trading in shares of U.S Goethermal Inc. via a company in the Seychelles and bank accounts in Switzerland in USA v. Moshe Strugano, described as an Israeli "corporate lawyer" whose "law practice specialized in registering and establishing offshore companies and trusts, and opening related financial accounts", at the U. S. District Court for the Southern District of New York.

USA v. Julius Csurgo et al: Criminal Indictment

Criminal Indictment alleging securities fraud and money laundering involving individuals or entities in or from the Bahamas, Canada, Cayman Islands, Croatia, Denmark, France, Hungary, Monaco, Spain, Switzerland, United Kingdom, and USA in USA v. Julius Csurgo and Anthony Korculanic at the U. S. District Court for the Southern District of New York.

USA v. Carlos Ramon Polit Faggioni: Criminal Indictment

Criminal Indictment alleging money laundering concerning bribes involving Odebrecht SA, of Brazil, in USA v. Carlos Ramon Polit Faggioni, described as a citizen of Ecuador who "served as the comptroller general of Ecuador from in or around 207 to 2017", at the U. S. District Court for the Southern District of Florida.

USA v. Christopher Emms et al: Superseding Indictment (‘North Korea Crypto Services’)

Superseding Indictment alleging the defendants "conspired with Virgil Griffith, a cryptocurrency expert and citizen of the United States, to illegally provide cryptocurrency and blockchain technology services to the Democratic People's Republic of Korea, in contravention of U.S. sanctions on the DPRK" in USA v. Alejandro Cao de Benós, a citizen of Spains, and Christopher Emms, a citizen of the United Kingdom, at the U.S. District Court for the Southern District of New York.

USA v. Diogo Coelho: Second Superseding Indictment

Second Superseding Indictment alleging fraud and identity theft involving "RaidForums", whose "website served as a platform where members could solicit for sale, sell, and purchase contraband," in USA v. Diogo Santos Coelho, described as a citizen and resident of Portugal, at the U. S. District Court for the Eastern District of Virginia.

USA v. John van Arem et al: Criminal Indictment (‘$4.9M Securities Fraud’)

Criminal Indictment alleging securities fraud and money laundering in USA v. John Alexander van Arem, of Ontario, Canada; Anthony Graeme Goldstein, of Ontario, Canada; Lynn Richard Hinds, of Arizona; Donovon Stiltner, of Florida and Ohio; Igor James Weisbrot, of Florida; Wayne Scott Simpson, of Florida, and Stanley Herbert Johnson, of California, at the U. S. District Court for the Southern District of Florida.

USA v. Ronald Bauer et al: Criminal Indictment

Criminal Indictment alleging securities fraud and money laundering involving individuals or entities in or from Antigua and Barbuda, Bulgaria, Canada, Cayman Islands, Croatia, Denmark, Monaco, Switzerland, United Kingdom, and USA in USA v. Ronald Bauer, Craig Auringer, Petar Mihaylov, and Daniel Ferris, at the U. S. District Court for the Southern District of New York.

USA v. Daniel D’Andrea Golindano et al: Criminal Indictment (‘PDVSA Bribery Scheme’)

Criminal Indictment alleging money laundering against two former prosecutors in Venezuela regarding an alleged bribery scheme involving PDVSA, described as "Venezuela's state-owned and state-controlled oil company", in USA v. Daniel D'Andrea Golindano and Luis Javier Sanchez Rangel at the U. S. District Court for the Southern District of Florida.

USA v. Samuel Reed: First Superseding Indictment

First Superseding Indictment alleging violations of the Bank Secrecy Act involving a cryptocurrency exchange known as BitMEX, of the Seychelles, in USA v. Samuel Reed at the U. S. District Court for the Southern District of New York.

USA v. Stephen Burton et al: Criminal Indictment (‘$99.4M Wine-Based Fraud’)

Criminal Indictment alleging a $99.4 million wine-based investment fraud involving Bordeaux Cellars Limited and Bordeaux Cellars London Ltd., of Hong Kong and England, respectively, USA v. Stephen Burton, a citizen of the United Kingdom, and James Wellesley at the U. S. District Court for the Eastern District of New York.

USA v. Satish Kumbhani: Criminal Indictment

Criminal Indictment alleging a $2.4 billion investment fraud and money laundering scheme involving BitConnect, which "operated a cryptocurrency investment platform and touted its various investment programs through social media", in USA v. Satish Kurjibhai Kumbhani, described as a citizen of India, at the U. S. District Court for the Southern District of California.

USA v. Diogo Coelho: First Superseding Indictment

First Superseding Indictment alleging fraud and identity theft involving "RaidForums", whose "website served as a platform where members could solicit for sale, sell, and purchase contraband," in USA v. Diogo Santos Coelho, described as a citizen and resident of Portugal, at the U. S. District Court for the Eastern District of Virginia.

USA v. James Velissaris: Criminal Indictment

Criminal Indictment alleging fraud involving Infinity Q Capital Management in USA v. James Velissaris at the U. S. District Court for the Southern District of New York.

USA v. Arturo Carlos Murillo Prijic: Criminal Indictment

Criminal Indictment alleging conspiracy "with Bryan Samuel Berkman, Luis Berkman, Philip Lichtenfeld, Sergio Rodrigo Mendez Mendizabal, and other persons, known and unknown" to launder the proceeds of corruption in Bolivia in USA v. Arturo Carlos Murillo Prijic at the U. S. District Court for the Southern District of Florida.

USA v. John Barksdale: Criminal Indictment (‘$70M Crypto-Based Fraud’)

Criminal Indictment for alleged securities fraud regarding a crypto-based "multi-level marketing scheme" that "raised at least approximately $70 million from the sale of enrollment packages to more than 8,000 investors around the world" and involved entities in Hong Kong and Panama in USA v. John Barksdale at the U. S. District Court for the Southern District of New York.

USA v. James C. Jones Jr.: Criminal Indictment

Criminal Indictment alleging tax evasion involving, inter alia, entities in Anguilla and Sint Maarten in USA v. James C. Jones, Jr. at the U. S. District Court for the Southern District of Florida. Editor's Note: The indictment was filed under seal at the U. S. District Court for the Western District of Virginia on August 20th, 2020 and removed to federal court in Fort Lauderdale and unsealed on October 29th, 2021.

USA v. Jorge Cherrez Miño et al: Criminal Indictment

Criminal Indictment alleging conspiracy to commit money laundering and bribery of a public official in Ecuador and involving companies in Panama in USA v. Jorge Cherrez Miño, described as a citizen of Ecuador who managed "U.S. Investment Fund Companies", and John Luzuriaga Aguinaga, described as a citizen of Ecuador who was "Risk Director" of the Instituto de Seguridad Social de la Policia Nacional, a.k.a. ISSPOL, at the U. S. District Court for the Southern District of Florida.

USA v. Alvaro Pulido Vargas et al: Criminal Indictment

Criminal Indictment alleging money laundering involving bribery in Venezuela in USA v. Alvaro Pulido Vargas, a.k.a. German Enrique Rubio Salas, a citizen of Colombia; Jose Gregorio Vielma Mora, a citizen of Venezuela and a former Governor of the Venezuelan State of Tachira; Emmanuel Enrique Rubio Gonzalez, a citizen of Colombia; Carlos Rolando Lizcano Manrique, a citizen of Colombia, and Ana Guillermo Luis, a citizen of Spain and Venezuela, at the U. S. District Court for the Southern District of Florida.

USA v. Tochukwu Abel Edeh: Criminal Indictment

Criminal Indictment alleging conspiracy "to launder the proceeds of online investment fraud schemes and to operate an unlicensed money transmitting business to transfer the proceeds of criminal offenses, including wire fraud" in USA v. Tochukwu Abel Edeh, described as a citizen of Nigeria, at the U. S. District Court for the District of Massachusetts.

USA v. Mark Gyetvay: Criminal Indictment

Criminal Indictment alleging tax evasion involving companies or accounts in Belize, British Virgin Islands, Cayman Islands, Russia, and Switzerland in USA v. Mark Gyetvay, the Chief Financial Officer of Russian gas producer Novatek who is apparently a citizen of Italy, Russia, and the United States, at the U. S. District Court for the Middle District of Florida.

USA v. Evo Bechtiger et al: Criminal Indictment

Criminal Indictment alleging "a fraudulent scheme referred to by the conspirators as the 'Singapore Solution'" involving entities in the British Virgin Islands, Hong Kong, Liechtenstein, Singapore, and Switzerland in USA v. Evo Bechtiger, Bernhard Lampert, Peter Rüegg, Roderic Sage, Rolf Schnellmann, Daniel Wächli, and Allied Finance Trust AG, described as "a financial services company in Zurich", at the U. S. District Court for the Southern District of New York.

USA v. Roberto Cortes et al: Criminal Indictment

Criminal Indictment alleging conspiracy to commit wire fraud, bank fraud and money laundering involving entities in or from Argentina, Bahamas, Belgium, Bermuda, British Virgin Islands, Cayman Islands, Ecuador, Germany, Switzerland, Uruguay, and the United States in USA v. Roberto Gustavo Cortes Ripalda, described as a citizen of Ecuador and the U.S.; Fernando Haberer Bergson, described as a citizen of Germany and Uruguay and a resident of Argentina, and Ernesto Heraclito Weisson Pazmino, described as a citizen of Ecuador and the U.S., at the U. S. District Court for the Eastern District of New York.

USA v. Ofer Abarbanel: Criminal Indictment

Criminal Indictment alleging a fraud of "at least $106 million" involving Cayman Islands-domiciled Income Collecting 1- 3 Months T- Bills Mutual Fund in USA v. Ofer Abarbanel at the U. S. District Court for the Southern District of New York.

USA v. Naman Wakil: Criminal Indictment

Criminal Indictment alleging conspiracy to violate the Foreign Corrupt Practices Act and conspiracy to commit money laundering "by bribing Venezuelan officials to obtain and retain contracts and other business advantages, including obtaining payment on multi-million dollar contracts with entities and instrumentalities controlled by the Venezuelan government" in USA v. Naman Wakil, described as a citizen of Syria and permanent resident of the United States who used accounts "in the Cayman Islands, Switzerland, Panama, and elsewhere to promote the illegal bribery scheme and to conceal the nature and purpose of the proceeds", at the U. S. District Court for the Southern District of Florida.

USA v. Roman Sterlingov: Criminal Indictment

Criminal Indictment alleging money laundering and operating an unlicensed money transmitting business known as "Bitcoin Fog" in USA v. Roman Sterlingov, a citizen of Russia residing in Sweden, at that U. S. District Court for the District of Columbia.

USA v. Diogo Coelho: Criminal Indictment

Criminal Indictment alleging fraud and identity theft involving "RaidForums", whose "website served as a platform where members could solicit for sale, sell, and purchase contraband", in USA v. Diogo Santos Coelho, described as a citizen and resident of Portugal, at the U. S. District Court for the Eastern District of Virginia.

USA v. Carlos Kepke: Criminal Indictment

Criminal Indictment alleging tax fraud conspiracy involving accounts or companies in Belize, British Virgin Islands, Cayman Islands, Nevis, and Switzerland in USA v. Carlos E. Kepke, who was described as "an attorney specializing in creating and maintaining foreign trusts and companies for his clients", at the U. S. District Court for the Northern District of California.

USA v. Greg Lindberg et al: Criminal Indictment

Criminal Indictment alleging fraud and bribery in USA v. Greg E. Lindberg, John D. Gray, John V. Palermo, and Robert Cannon Hayes at the U. S. District Court for the Western District of North Carolina.

USA v. John McAfee et al: Criminal Indictment

Criminal Indictment alleging fraud and money laundering involving cryptocurrencies in USA v. John David McAfee and Jimmy Gale Watson, Jr. at the U. S. District Court for the Southern District of New York.

USA v. Curtis Lehner et al: Criminal Indictment

Criminal Indictment alleging securities fraud and money laundering involving individuals or entities in or from the Bahamas, Canada, Croatia, Denmark, France, Germany, Monaco, Spain, Switzerland, Turkey, United Kingdom and USA in USA v. Curtis Lehner, Courtney Vasseur, Hasan Sario, and Domenic Calabrigo at the U. S. District Court for the Southern District of New York.

USA v. Luis Enrique Martinelli Linares et al: Criminal Indictment

Criminal Indictment alleging money laundering regarding a bribery scheme and in USA v. Luis Enrique Martinelli Linares, a citizen of Panama and Italy, and Ricardo Alberto Martinelli Linares at the U. S. District Court for the Eastern District of New York.

USA v. Natalino D’Amato: Criminal Indictment

Criminal Indictment alleging money laundering regarding Petróleos de Venezuela SA, a.k.a. PDVSA, "the state-owned and state-controlled oil company of Venezuela" in USA v. Natalino D'Amato, described by the U.S. Department of Justice as a dual citizen of Venezuela and Italy who, inter alia, "owned and controlled a Nevis-based corporation called Kronos Enterprises Corp.", at the U. S. District Court for the Southern District of Florida.

USA v. Peter Nygard: Criminal Indictment

Criminal Indictment for alleged sex trafficking and racketeering in USA v. Peter Nygard, a Canadian fashion executive who "operated a constellation of corporate entities organized in various countries, including Canada, the United States, the Bahamas, Barbados, and Hong Kong", at the U. S. District Court for the Southern District of New York.

USA v. Yuriy Andrienko et al: Criminal Indictment

Indictment against six "officers" of a Russian "military intelligence agency" alleging a computer hacking and fraudulent scheme "to undermine, retaliate against, or otherwise destabilize: (1) Ukraine; (2) the country of Georgia; (3) France's elections; ( 4) efforts to hold Russia accountable for its use of a weapons-grade nerve agent on foreign soil; and (5) the 2018 Winter Olympics after a Russian government-sponsored doping effort led to Russian athletes being unable to participate under the Russian flag" in USA v. Yuriy Sergeyevich Andrienko, Sergey Vladimirovich Detistov, Pavel Valeryevichfrolov, Anatoliy Sergeyevich Kovalev, Artem Valeryevich Ochichenko, and Petr Nikolayevich Pliskinat the U. S. District Court for the Western District of Pennsylvania.

USA v. Robert Brockman: Criminal Indictment

Criminal Indictment alleging conspiracy to defraud the USA, tax evasion, wire fraud, FBAR violations, money laundering, evidence tampering, and destruction of evidence regarding an alleged scheme to conceal approximately $2 billion of capital gains income and involving entities and accounts in Bermuda, British Virgin Islands, Cayman Islands, Nevis, and Switzerland, in USA v. Robert T. Brockman, of Houston, Texas, at the U. S. District Court for the Northern District of California.

USA v. Nika Nazarovi et al: Criminal Indictment

Criminal Indictment against "citizens of multiple countries, including Georgia, Latvia, Romania, Bulgaria, and Belgium" who were described as being "members of a transnational organized crime network known as 'QQAAZZ'" that "provided money laundering services to significant cybercriminal organizations that stole money from unwitting victims in the United States and abroad" involving accounts at financial institutions in Belgium, Germany, Portugal, Spain, the Netherlands, Turkey, and the United Kingdom in USA v. Nika Nazarovi, a.k.a. Nika Utiashvili, a.k.a. Mihail Atansov, a.k.a. Stefan Trifonov Zhelyazkov; Martins Ignatjevs, a.k.a. Yordan Angelov Stoyanov, a.k.a. Aleksander Tihomirov, a.k.a. Svetlin Iliyanov Asenov; Aleksandre Kobiashvili, a.k.a. Antonios Nastas, a.k.a. Ognyan Krasimirov Trifonov; Dmitrijs Kuzminovs, a.k.a. Parush Gospodinov Genchev; Valentins Sevecs, a.k.a. Marek Jaswilko, a.k.a. Rafal Szczytko; Dmitrijs Slapins, Armens Vecels, Artiom Capacli, Ion Cebanu, Tomass Trescinkas, Ruslans Sarapovs, Silvestrs Tamenieks, Andelhak Hamdaoui, and Petar Iliev at the U. S. District Court for the Western District of Pennsylvania.

USA v. Arthur Hayes et al: Criminal Indictment

Indictment alleging violations of the Bank Secrecy Act regarding an "online trading platform" known as BitMEX or the "Bitcoin Mercantile Exchange" in USA v. Arthur Hayes, described by the U.S. Department of Justice in a news release announcing the indictment as being "of Buffalo, New York, and Hong Kong"; Benjamin Delo, described as being "of the United Kingdom and Hong Kong"; Samuel Reed, described as being "of Massachusetts", and Gregory Dwyer, described as being "of Australia and Bermuda", at the U. S. District Court for the Southern District of New York.

USA v. Peter Weinzierl et al: Criminal Indictment

Criminal Indictment alleging the "laundering hundreds of millions of dollars in connection with the scheme to defraud the government of Brazil and to pay bribes to foreign officials" involving Brazilian firm Odebrecht SA and other companies and individuals in Antigua and Barbuda, Austria, Bahamas, Brazil, British Virgin Islands, Cayman Islands, Liechtenstein, Mexico, Mozambique, Panama, Portugal, Scotland, Switzerland, and the USA in USA v. Peter Weinzierl and Alexander Waldstein, both Austrian former bankers, at the U. S. District Court for the Eastern District of New York.

USA v. Peter Debbins: Criminal Indictment

Criminal Indictment alleging Conspiracy to Gather or Deliver Defense Information to Aid a Foreign Government (Russia) in USA v. Peter Rafael Dzibinski Debbins, a.k.a. Ikar Lesnikov, a former officer with the U.S. Army Special Forces, at the U. S. District Court for the Eastern District of Virginia.

USA v. Pablo Rodriguez et al: First Superseding Indictment

First Superseding Indictment regarding "an internationally coordinated fraud and money laundering ring involved in defrauding individuals through investments in AirBit Club ... a purported cryptocurrency mining and trading company that falsely promised to earn its victim investors guaranteed profits in exchange for cash investments in club" in USA v. Pablo Renato Rodriguez, Gutemberg dos Santos, Scott Hughes, Cecilia Millan, and Jackie Aguilar at the U. S. District Court for the Southern District of New York.