Indictment

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. 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. 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.

USA v. Steve Bannon et al: Criminal Indictment

Criminal Indictment alleging fraud "in connection with an online crowdfunding campaign ultimately known as 'We Build The Wall' that raised more than $25,000,000 to build a wall along the southern border of the United States" in USA v. Brian Kolfage, Stephen Bannon, Andrew Badolato, and Timothy Shea at the U. S. District Court for the Southern District of New York.

USA v. Sunday Okoro et al: Superseding Indictment

Superseding Indictment alleging conspiracy to launder the proceeds of schemes to defraud "a Sint Maarten health services company", "a South Korean law firm", "an intergovernmental organization headquartered in New York", "a Fijian law firm", "a German food processing company", "a Chinese technology company", "a Malaysian shipping company",  and "an individual victim who resides in Pennsylvania" in USA v. Sunday Okoro, Collins Eneh, and Ikechukwu at the U. S. District Court for the Southern District of New York.

USA v. Margaret Cole et al: Criminal Indictment

Criminal Indictment alleging violations of the Foreign Corrupt Practices Act involving "a criminal scheme to offer and pay bribes to Ugandan judges, Ugandan welfare officers, and other Ugandan officials to corruptly procure adoptions of Ugandan children" in USA v. Margaret Cole, of Ohio; Debra Parris, and Dorah Mirembe, of Uganda, at the U. S. District Court for the Northern District of Ohio.

USA v. Jose Morely Chocron et al: Criminal Indictment

Criminal Indictment alleging money laundering conspiracy involving "the purported proceeds of bribes paid to Brazilian public officials" in USA v. Jose Morely Chocron, Isaac Schachtel, and Alfredo Lichoa at the U. S. District Court for the Southern District of New York.

USA v. Dominic Lacroix et al: Criminal Indictment

Criminal Indictment for alleged fraud involving a cryptocurrency known as PlexCoin in USA v. Dominic Lacroix, Yan Ouellet, and Sabrina Paradis-Royer, all citizens and residents of Canada, at the U. S. District Court for the Northern District of Ohio.

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.

USA v. Rowland Andrade: Criminal Indictment

Criminal Indictment alleging fraud and money laundering involving an Initial Coin Offering for a purported cryptocurrency known as AML Bitcoin in USA v. Rowland Marcus Andrade at the U. S. District Court for the Northern District of California.

USA v. John McAfee: Criminal Indictment

Criminal Indictment for alleged tax evasion in USA v. John David McAfee, of Lexington, Tennessee, at the U. S. District Court for the Western District of Tennessee.

USA v. Vitalii Antonenko: Criminal Indictment

Criminal Indictment regarding "a website that offered for sale the personally identifiable information of hundreds of millions of consumers throughout the United States and around the world" in USA v. Vitalii Antonenko, described as a citizen of Ukraine residing in New York, at the U. S. District Court for the District of Massachusetts.

USA v. Massimiliano Turi et al: Criminal Indictment

Criminal Indictment alleging conspiracy to commit money laundering in USA v. Massimiliano 'Max' Turi, a citizen of Italy; Alexander Landa, and Layne Gerstel at the U. S. District Court for the Middle District of Florida.

USA v. Jack Warner et al: Third Superseding Indictment

Third Superseding Indictment adding four new defendants, including former executives of 21st Century Fox, Inc., of the United States, and Imagina Media Audiovisual SL, of Spain, alleging racketeering, money laundering, wire fraud, tax fraud, and unlawful procurement of naturalization regarding alleged bribery and corruption involving FIFA and other soccer organizations in USA v. Hugo Jinkis, a citizen of Argentina; Mariano Jinkis, a citizen of Argentina; Full Play Group SA, of Uruguay; Hernan Lopez, a citizen of the U.S. and Argentina; Carlos Martinez, a citizen of the U.S. and Mexico; Gerard Romy, a citizen of Spain; Ariel Alvarado, a citizen of Panama; Manuel Burga, a citizen of Peru; Luis Chiriboga, a citizen of Ecuador; Marco Polo Del Nero, a citizen of Brazil; Eduardo Deluca, a citizen of Argentina; Eugenio Figueredo, a citizen of the U.S. and Uruguay; José Luís Meiszner, a citizen of Argentina; Romer Osuna, a citizen of Bolivia; Ricardo Teixeira, a citizen of Brazil; Reynaldo Vasquez, a citizen of El Salvador, and Jack Warner, a citizen of Trinidad and Tobago, at the U. S. District Court for the Eastern District of New York.

USA v. Tareck Zaidan El Aissami Maddah et al: Fifth Superseding Indictment

Fifth Superseding Indictment alleging fraud, money laundering, and other offenses in USA v. Tareck Zaidan El Aissami Maddah, described as "the purported vice president for the Economy of Venezuela"; Joselit Ramirez Camacho, described as "the Superintendent of Cryptocurrencies for Venezuela", and Samark Jose Lopez Bello at the U. S. District Court for the Southern District of New York.

USA v. Nicolas Maduro et al: Second Superseding Indictment

Superseding Indictment alleging narco-terrorism conspiracy, cocaine importation conspiracy, possession of machine guns and destructive devices in USA v. Nicolás Maduro Moros, a former President of Venezuela; Diosado Armando Carvajal Barrios, described as "president of Venezuela's National Constituent Assembly, and a member of the Venezuelan armed forced"; Hugo Armando Carvajal Barrios, a.k.a. 'El Pollo', described as "the director of Venezuela's military intelligence agency"; Clíver Antonio Alcalá Cordones, described as "a former general in the Venezuelan military"; Luciano Marín Arango, a.k.a. 'Ivan Marquez', described as "a Colombian citizen" and member of the Fuerzas Armadas Revolucionarias de Colombia, a.k.a. FARC, and Seuxis Paucis Hernández Solarte, a.k.a. 'Jesús Santrich', described as "a former general in the Venezuelan military", at the U. S. District Court for the Southern District of New York.

USA v. Tian Yinyin et al: Criminal Indictment

Criminal Indictment alleging money laundering and operation of an unlicensed money transmitting business involving the alleged hacking of, and $250 million theft from, a virtual currency exchange in USA v. Tian Yinyin and Li Jiadong, described as citizens of China, at the U. S. District Court for the District of Columbia.

USA v. Reginald Fowler: Second Superseding Indictment

Second Superseding Indictment for alleged fraud and unlicensed activity regarding "the operation of cryptocurrency exchanges" in USA v. Reginald Fowler at the U. S. District Court for the Southern District of New York.

USA v. Jose Irizarry et al: Criminal Indictment

Criminal Indictment alleging money laundering, fraud, and identity theft in USA v. Jose Ismael Irizarry, a former Special Agent with the Drug Enforcement Administration, and his wife, Nathalia Gomez Irizarry, formerly known as Nathalia Gomez Ramirez, at the U. S. District Court for the Middle District of Florida.

USA v. Danil Potekhin et al: Superseding Indictment

Superseding Indictment alleging computer hacking, fraud, identity theft, and money laundering involving "a sophisticated phishing campaign targeting users of Poloniex, Binance, and Gemini's digital currency exchanges" in USA v. Danil Potekhin and Dmitrii Karasavidi, both residents of Russia, at the U. S. District Court for the Northern District of California.

USA v. Huawei Technologies Co. Ltd. et al: Third Superseding Indictment

Third Superseding Indictment alleging racketeering, conspiracy to steal trade secrets, and fraud in USA v. Huawei Technologies Co. Ltd., of China; Huawei Device Co. Ltd., of Huawei; Huawei Device USA Inc., of the USA; Futurewei Technologies Inc., of the USA; Skycom Tech Co. Ltd., of Hong Kong, and Wanzhou Meng, a.k.a. Cathy Meng, a.k.a. Sabrina Meng, a citizen of China, at the U. S. District Court for the Eastern District of New York.

USA v. Richard Gaffey: Superseding Indictment

Superseding Indictment alleging tax fraud and money laundering regarding an investigation triggered by the data leak known as the 'Panama Papers' in USA v. Richard Gaffey, a.k.a. Dick Gaffey, an accountant residing in Massachusetts, at the U. S. District Court for the Southern District of New York.

USA v. Kiam Knowles et al: Criminal Indictment

Criminal Indictment for conspiracy to possess with intent to distribute controlled substances in USA v. Kiam Knowles, of the Bahamas, and Wayne Glinton at the U. S. District Court for the Southern District of Florida.

USA v. Ko Chol Man et al: Criminal Indictment

Criminal Indictment alleging "a multi-year scheme to covertly access the U.S. financial system in spite of sanctions which are intended to deal with unusual and extraordinary threats to the national security, foreign policy, and economy of the United States" in USA v. Ko Chol Man, Kim Song Ui, Han Ung, Ri Jong Nam, Jo Un Hui, O Song Sui, Ri Myong Jin, Ri Jong Won, Jong Suk Hui, Kim Tong Chol, Kim Chin, a.k.a. Kim Jin; Huang Hailin, Huang Yueqing, Jin Yonghe, Sun Wei, Ri Chun Hwan, Kim Hui Suk, Han Yong Chol, Ri Chun, Ri Jong Chol, Kim Kwang Chol, Ri Yong Su, Ku Ja Hyong, Jin Yonghuan, Know Song Il, Ryu Myong Il, Hyon Yong Il, Hwang Won Jun, Han Ki Song, Han Jang Su, Ri Myong Hun, Kim Kyong Nam, and Kim Hyok Ju, all of North Korea, at the U. S. District Court for the District of Columbia. Editor's Note: The indictment was filed on February 5th, 2020 and unsealed on May 28th, 2020.

USA v. Boaz Manor et al: Criminal Indictment

Criminal Indictment alleging fraud involving an Initial Coin Offering in USA v. Boaz Manor, of Canada, and Edith Pardo, a.k.a. Edith Pardo Mehler, a.k.a. Edith Mehler, at the U. S. District Court for the District of New Jersey.

USA v. Lori Loughlin et al: Fourth Superseding Indictment

Fourth Superseding Indictment alleging fraud, bribery, money laundering, and filing a false tax return in USA v. David Sidoo, Gregory Colburn, Amy Colburn, Gamal Abdelaziz, Diane Blake, Todd Blake, I-Hsin 'Joey' Chen, Mossimo Giannulli, Elizabeth Kimmel, Lori Loughlin, William McGlashan, Jr., Marci Palatella, John Wilson, Homayoun Zadeh, and Robert Zangrillo at the U. S. District Court for the District of Massachusetts.

USA v. Andrew McAlpine et al: Criminal Indictment

Criminal Indictment alleging securities fraud in USA v. Ongkaruck Sripetch, a.k.a. King Richards, a.k.a. Shelby Saint-Claire, a resident of Las Vegas, NV; Michael Wexler, a resident of Ottawa, Canada; Ashmit Patel, a resident of Oakville, Canada, and Andrew McAlpine, a citizen of Canada residing in the Cayman Islands, at the U. S. District Court for the Southern District of California.