China

Godfrey China Limited v. Jing Ma: Complaint

Complaint alleging securities fraud filed by Godfrey China Limited against Jing Ma, a.k.a. Martin Ma, at the U. S. District Court for the Central District of California.

Spain: Scott Nishoff et al

Application for the appointment of a Commissioner to collect evidence - pursuant to a request for judicial assistance from Spain - for a criminal investigation into Scott Nishoff, Enrique Zueco Rodrigo and Enrique Zueco Ruiz for suspected fraud.

Cosimo Borrelli et al: Discovery Application

Application for Order of Judicial Assistance by Cosimo Borrelli and Jacqueline Fangonil Walsh, as liquidators of Galleria (Hong Kong) Limited (in Compulsory Liquidation), filed at the U. S. District Court for the Central District of California.

Stanford International Bank: A breakdown of where accounts are located

Account holders in several major offshore financial centers, including the Bahamas, Bermuda, British Virgin Islands and Cayman Islands, had substantial deposits at alleged fraudster Allen Stanford's Antigua licensed Stanford International Bank Ltd., a document obtained by OffshoreAlert shows.

Neal North v. China Intelligent Lighting & Electronics, Inc. et al: Class Action Complaint

Class Action Complaint in Neal North v. China Intelligent Lighting & Electronics, Inc., Li Xuemei, Kui Jiang, Wu Shiliang, Michael Askew, Su Yang, Zhang Hongfeng, Malone-Bailey, LLP, Kempisty & Company CPAs, PC, Rodman & Renshaw, LLC, WestPark Capital, Inc., and Aegis Capital Corporation at the U. S. District Court for the District of Delaware.

JSC BTA Bank: Chapter 15 Petition

Chapter 15 Petition for Recognition of a Foreign Main Proceeding in Kazakhstan by Anvar Galimullaevich Saidenov, as the Foreign Representative of JSC BTA Bank, at the U. S. Bankruptcy Court for the Southern District of New York.

Zhanzuo Inc. v. Eyou Inc. et al

Order transferring an action brought by Zhanzuo Inc. against Eyou Inc., Sequoia Capital China I, LP, Sequoia Capital China Partners Fund I, LP, Sequoia Capital China Principals Fund I, LP, and Morningside Technology Investments Limited to the Financial Services Division of the Grand Court of the Cayman Islands.

Mexico: Zhenly Ye Gon

Complaint for the Extradition of Zhenly Ye Gon, a.k.a. Zhenli Ye Gon, a.k.a. Zhenli Ye, a.k.a. "El Chino", from the USA to Mexico at the U. S. District Court for the District of Columbia.

Romania: Jose De Alvare et al

Application for the appointment of a Commissioner to collect evidence for a criminal investigation in Romania into Jose Enrique de Alvare (Berenguer). Gabriela Violeta Dinica, Alina Georgiana Toma, Anne-Marie Teodorescu and Tudora Teodorescu for alleged money laundering, fraud and embezzlement.

Bulgaria: Mario Alexiev Nikolov et al

Application for the appointment of a Commissioner to collect evidence for a criminal investigation in Bulgaria into Mario Alexiev Nikolov and Elena Petrova Nikolova for suspected involvement in the illegal exportation of meat using falsified documents.

Estonia: Igor Konnikov et al

Application for the appointment of a Commissioner - pursuant to a request for judicial assistance from Estonia - to collect evidence for a criminal investigation into Eduard Kurbatov, Aare Piire, Dmitri Sepa, Nikolai Prohhorov, Heiti Metsoja, Roman Mikhaylov, Vladimir Mitrofanov, Sergey Bogoslovskiy, Aleksei Kravtsenko and others for alleged import/export fraud regarding military materials.

Grenada sued for $21 m after defaulting on loans from Taiwan bank

The Government of Grenada has become the latest impoverished nation to suffer the economic consequences of switching diplomatic allegiances from Taiwan to China. The Export-Import Bank of The Republic of China, a Taiwan-based, state-owned specialized bank for export and import credits, is seeking the recovery of $21.6 million, plus interest at $5,761 per day, at the U. S. District Court for the Southern District of New York regarding four loans that are in default.

Insider Talking: January 4, 2006

OffshoreAlert has previously reported about the long-running battle between Taiwan and China for influence in the Caribbean in which impoverished countries receive sizeable financial assistance in return for officially recognizing - or refusing to recognize - Taiwan as a country, depending on who is offering the most attractive deal; The Central Bank of Belize issued a warning about United eXchange International Bank on December 1, 2005; Richard Fogerty and James Cleaver, as joint official liquidators of Bancredit Cayman Limited (in liquidation), have filed two civil lawsuits in the United States in an attempt to collect $2.34 million of allegedly unpaid loans that were issued to customers of the banks; Why did First International Bank of Grenada founder Gilbert Allen Ziegler change his name to Van Arthur Brink in June, 1998?[ Florida-based attorney Nigel Scott Grant and his son, Nicolas E. Grant-St. James, who previously established and, in at least one instance, operated sham credit unions in St. Kitts & Nevis, are back in business together, this time onshore; and Kenneth Krys and Christopher Stride, of RSM Cayman Islands, were appointed as Joint Provisional Liquidators of PFA Assurance Group, Ltd. on September 19, 2005 following an investigation by the Cayman Islands Monetary Authority.

UK seeks evidence from US banks for investigation into viagra ring

Article based on two applications to appoint a Commissioner to collect evidence for a criminal investigation into alleged narcotics trafficking - pursuant to requests for judicial assistance from the United Kingdom - that were filed at federal courts in the USA on August 19, 2005 and August 26, 2005. Individuals and businesses mentioned in the request for assistance include Gary Haywood, Willow Tree Surgery, One Source International, One Source Pharmaceutical Medical, Nick Mallis, Global Medz Ltd., Dwight McCoy, Tim McCoy, Nashi Pharmacy, Ashish Halai, Alpesh Patel, Stormgrand Enterprises Ltd., Planet Pharma AB, Ashwin Patel, Metro Pharmacy, Rajendra Shah, LPC Pharmaceuticals, Satnam Singh Butter, Nimesh Mistry, Smartway Pharmaceuticals, Hitendra Patel, Cross Trading, JTR Associates, Ritecare General Trading Company, Eco West, Inter Americas, Farmacia del Mundo SA de CV, Dr. Giorgio Patino, a.k.a. Giorio Patino Paticciano; Peter Jackish, Julio Taboado, Dhanji Goyib Halai, David Morgan,Victor Villalba Doria, Interlab Enterprises, Indo Gulf Trading Company, Wells Fargo Bank, HSBC Bank International Ltd., and Colonial Bank.

United Kingdom: Gary Haywood(2)

Application for the appointment of a Commissioner to collect evidence for a criminal investigation in the United Kingdom into Gary Haywood and others for suspected illegal dealings in medicines.

United Kingdom: Gary Haywood

Application for the appointment of a Commissioner to collect evidence for a criminal investigation in the United Kingdom into suspected narcotics trafficking by Gary Haywood.

Newt Utopia: Asian Offshore Centers

Offshore in China; Hong Kong, a brief history; Hong Kong as an Offshore Administrative Base; Macau, a brief history; Macau as an Offshore Administrative Base; How modern Offshore Bookies are operating; and No-Lose Wagering.

Russia: Rybak Komchatki

Application for the appointment of a Commissioner to collect evidence for a criminal investigation in Russia into the alleged embezzlement of the proceeds of the sale of a ship named Rybak Komchatki which were allegedly transferred to a company domiciled in Oregon called SV Financial, which was owned by Victor Kaganov and managed by Oregon dentist Anna Shimanovsky and her husband, Roman Shimanovsky, according to the request for assistance.

Russia: Firma Vneshtorg JSC

Application for the appointment of a Commissioner to collect evidence for a criminal investigation in Russia into suspected tax evasion by Firma Vneshtorg JSC.

Newt Utopia: Chinese if you please!

Just when you thought it was safe to go back to the bond market and you knew all the rules and regulations and the history behind defaulted sovereign debt, up comes something to show you were wrong. A client brought in for me a number of Chinese bonds that were issued in 20 pound denominations in 1913. The bonds have writing in the front that these can be paid in pounds, marks, rubles or francs. The bonds are written in English, German, French, Russian on, on their face, is written "The Chinese Government 5% Reorganization Gold Loan of 1913". Approximately 25 million pounds (Sterling) were issued.
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