Administrative Order by the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission imposing a fine of $300,000 on Bloom Protocol LLC, of Delaware, for an unregistered offering of crypto tokens that, inter alia, involved Gibraltar-domiciled Bloom Limited.
Anatolie Stati v. The Clearing House Payments Company LLC: Discovery Application (Moldova Proceedings)
Application by Anatolie Stati, described as "a Moldovan businessman who held interests in substantial oil fields in the Republic of Kazakhstan, which were wrongly expropriated by Kazakhstan resulting in the state’s obligation to pay a nearly $500 million international arbitral award issued by the Stockholm Chamber of Commerce", to take discovery from The Clearing House Payments Company LLC for use in legal proceedings in Moldova alleging "abuse of official authority, blackmail and attempted blackmail" against Vladimir Voronin, Oleg Reidman, Emmanuel Grinshpun, Nursultan Nazarbayev, Karim Massimov, Timur Kulibayev, Kairat Boranbayev, Arvind Tiku, Alexander Mashkevich, Kanatbek Safinov, Arman Rakhimov, Serik Rakhimov, Grigory Andreev, Andrey Kiselyov, Marat Beketayev, Ruslan Ashenov, Orynbasar Kubygul, Almat Madaliyev, and others, filed at the U.S. District Court for the Southern District of New York.
Chapter 11 Petition by Celsius Network LLC, Celsius Network Inc., Celsius Network Limited, Celsius KeyFi LLC, Celsius Mining LLC, Celsius Networks Lending LLC, Celsius Lending LLC, and Celsius US Holding LLC, collectively "one of the largest and most sophisticated cryptocurrency based finance platforms in the world and provide financial services to institutional, corporate, and retail clients across more than 100 countries", at the U.S. Bankruptcy Court for the Southern District of New York.
'Investor Notice' by PwC, as liquidators of Kijani Resources Limited and Ratio Limited, both of Gibraltar, warning them about a solicitation from Simon Hooper, a British convicted fraudster whom the liquidators described as "a former director of both companies", regarding the Kijani Commodity Funds.
Press release by The Insolvency Service, in the United Kingdom that it has imposed disqualifications on Ronald Albert Popely, described as a resident of Gibraltar; Darren James Popely, and Stephen William Dickson for their roles in a scheme "to invest in hotel rooms" involving the Hever Hotel, in Kent, England.
Judgment for $142.5 million in Recovery Partners GP Limited, of the British Virgin Islands, and Revoker LLP, of England v. Irakli Rukhadze, Igor Alexeev, Benjamin Marson, Hunnewell Partners (UK) LLP, Hunnewell Partners (BVI) Limited, Park Street (GP) Limited, Park Street (BR) Limited, Park Street (GS) Limited, and Park Street (L) Limited at the High Court of Justice for England and Wales.
Judgment regarding an application to prevent an automatic discharge from bankruptcy in Adrian Hyde and Edgar Lavarello, as Joint Trustees of Gregory King v. Gregory Hugh Colin King at Gibraltar Supreme Court.
Application for a default judgment in the amount of $134 million against Richard Fagan, Simon Hooper, and William Redford in Edgar Lavarello and Simon Conway, as Joint Liquidators of Kijani Resources Limited (in Liquidation) v. Richard Fagan, Simon Hooper, Lisa Billington, and William Redford at Gibraltar Supreme Court.
Gibraltar-based wealth manager Tourbillon Limited, which is operated by 56-year-old United Kingdom national Mark Crossley, is falsely claiming to be licensed in the jurisdiction, the local regulator has warned.
Public Warning by the Gibraltar Financial Services Commission that a former licensee, Tourbillon Limited. "continues to inaccurately state that it is authorised by the GFSC to provide Investment Advisor, Pensions Advisor and Life Insurance Intermediary services. This is no longer the case."
Liquidator's Progress Report for Privilege Wealth Plc, prepared by David Ingram, of Grant Thornton, and filed with Companies House for England and Wales on November 24th, 2021.
Fixed Date Claim Form regarding Tensigma Limited in Arman Oyekenov v. The Registrar of Corporate Affairs at the British Virgin Islands High Court.
Motion for Temporary Restraining Order involving an alleged fraud involving entities or account in the Bahamas, Barbados, Cayman Islands, Colombia, Gibraltar, and United States in U. S. Securities and Exchange Commission v. Joseph Cammarata, Erik Cohen, David Punturieri, AlphaPlus Portfolio Recovery Corp., and Alpha Plus Recovery LLC at the U. S. District Court for the Eastern District of Pennsylvania.
New Jersey-based businessman Joseph Cammarata, who allegedly owns 'Sandy Cay' private island in the Bahamas, and two associates have been criminally indicted for allegedly swindling $40 million that was intended for securities fraud victims in a scheme that involved entities or accounts in several jurisdictions, including the Bahamas, Barbados, Cayman Islands, Colombia, Gibraltar, and USA.
Complaint alleging the defendants "stole at least $40 million from approximately 400 distribution funds that formed as a result of resolutions of securities class actions and Securities and Exchange Commission enforcement actions, to distribute money obtained through settlements or judgments to injured investors" involving entities in the Bahamas, Colombia, Gibraltar, and the USA in U. S. Securities and Exchange Commission v. Joseph A. Cammarata, described as a resident of New Jersey who "own an island in the Caribbean"; Erik Cohen, of New Jersey; David H. Punturieri, of New York; AlphaPlus Portfolio Recovery Corp., of New Jersey, and Alpha Plus Recovery LLC, of New Jersey, at the U. S. District Court for the Eastern District of Pennsylvania.
Public Notice announcing that Centurion Administration Limited has agreed to pay £52,500 to settle a regulatory investigation by the Gibraltar Financial Services Commission.
Application by Türkmengas, described as "the national gas company of the Republic of Turkmenistan and operates in the exploration, production, and export of natural gas", to take discovery from BNP Paribas for use in legal proceedings in the Republic of Turkmenistan regarding allegations of fraud and bribery involving "a 2011 oil services and equipment contract awarded by Turkmenistan's Ministry of Oil and Gas Industry and Mineral Resources to Chemix BV (International) Ltd., a Gibraltar company, for the processing and disposal of oil-contaminating waste in Turkmenistan", filed at the U. S. District Court for the Southern District of New York.
Public Notice by the Gibraltar Financial Services Commission that IDT Financial Services Limited has agreed to pay £298,387 to settle a regulatory investigation. Editor's Note: Research by OffshoreAlert at Gibraltar's Companies House showed that the directors of IDT Financial Services Limited, as disclosed in its 2021 annual return, were Timothy Streatfeild-James, a citizen of the United Kingdom residing in Gibraltar; James Robert Raanan, a citizen and resident of Israel; Marcelo Fischer, a citizen and resident of the United States; Damian Asquez, a citizen of the United Kingdom residing in Gibraltar, and Gareth Meredith Williams, a citizen of the United Kingdom residing in Gibraltar.
News Release by the Gibraltar Financial Services Commission announcing it has entered into a "Regulatory Settlement Agreement" with Nicholas Cruz, who was a non-executive director of Enterprise Insurance Company Plc. "The GFSC has not made any adverse findings in relation to Mr Cruz's integrity," stated the regulator.
Joint Statement by the Gibraltar Financial Services Commission and Nicholas Cruz regarding a defamation claim by Cruz against the GFSC regarding the regulator's news release on October 26th, 2016 regarding Enterprise Insurance Company Plc, of which Cruz was a non-executive director.
Chapter 11 Petition by Kumtor Gold Company CJSC and Kumtor Operating Company CSJC, both of the Kyrgyz Republic and owned by Centerra Gold Inc., of Toronto, Canada, at the U. S. Bankruptcy Court for the Southern District of New York. Creditors include companies in Belarus, Belgium, Canada, China, England, Finland, Gibraltar, Kazakhstan, Kyrgyz Republic, Netherlands, Russia, Scotland, and Switzerland.
Cayman Islands hedge fund VR Global Partners is seeking evidence from U.S. lawyer Stuart Newberger for litigation in the Isle of Man in which it claims to have not received its share of $28.7 million of alleged proceeds from legal claims against the Pakistan Government.
Criminal Complaint alleging corruption, fraud, and money laundering in Republic of Malta v. Alfio Schembri, Malcolm Scerri, Keith Schembri, who is a former chief of staff of former Malta Prime Minister Joseph Muscat; Robert Zammit, Kasco Holdings Limited, of Malta; Kasco Limited, of Malta; Kasco Engineering Company Limited, of Malta; GSV Co Limited, of Malta; Holdforth Limited, of Cyprus; Malmos Limited, of Gibraltar; It's Good Limited, of Malta; Colson Services Limited, of the British Virgin Islands; Selson Holding Corporation, of the British Virgin Islands; Tekhne Industrial Limited, of Malta; Berner Malta Limited, of Malta, and Thoughtzone Limited, of Malta, at Malta Magistrates Court.
Complaint for damages of at least $172 million alleging fraudulent transfers, breach of fiduciary duty, and unjust enrichment in VoIP Guardian Partners I LLC, described as "a telecom factoring company" v. VoIP Guardian LLC, of Delaware; Rodney Omanoff, of California; Omanoff America LLC, of Delaware; Omanoff America Telecom LLC, of Delaware; Contacts & Contracts Inc., of Delaware; Mudmonth LLC, of Nevada; Philipson International LLC, of Delaware; Richard Omanoff, Owl America Inc., of Delaware; Mark Proto, of California; Joseph Rahman, of New Jersey; Youssef Rahman, Zoom Telecom Inc., of Nevada; John O. Philipson, of California; DealDefenders LLC, of Delaware; Ikarim Business Services Ltd., of the United Kingdom; I Karim Business Services LLC, of Delaware; IKB Services Ltd., of the United Kingdom; IKBS LLC, of Delaware; Mohammed Shakeel Mughal, of England; Najd Technologies Limited, of Dubai; Indigo11 Services Limited, of the United Kingdom; Indigo 11 Services LLC, of Delaware; Nazmul Hoque, of England; Telacme Limited, of Hong Kong; Balaji Mahadevan, of India; Colin Bernard Eccles, of Ireland; LtdTel SL, of Spain; Inter-Switch Ltd., of Hong Kong; Vineet Singh Notwal, of Hong Kong; Shirley Sabia Therese van Kerkhove, of Hong Kong; Arco Telecom Limited, of Gibraltar; Tee Telecommunications Inc., of New Jersey; 2365 Azure LLC, of Florida, and Tarek Katis, of New Jersey, at the U. S. District Court for the Central District of California.
Public Warning by the Gibraltar Financial Services Commission that Novasigma Limited "appears to be purporting to offer company management services in Gibraltar" without a license. Editor's Note: Research by OffshoreAlert at Companies House Gibraltar showed that Novasigma Limited was incorporated in Gibraltar on May 21st, 2015 and, in its most recent annual return dated May 4th, 2018, the company's sole director was identified as Jussi Olavi Hallikas, described as a Finnish "tax advisor" residing in Tbilisi, Georgia, and its sole shareholder as Novasigma Limited, of the Seychelles. The company's website at www.novasigma.com is no longer operational. In his LinkedIn profile, Hallikas is currently described as "Managing Director" of "Fidelcrest", a company purportedly domiciled in Hungary that offers "forex trading" products and services at www.fidelcrest.com.
Public Statement by the Guernsey Financial Services Commission that InterTrader Limited, of Gibraltar, "has agreed to pay a financial penalty" of an undisclosed amount to settle a regulatory investigation.
Complaint for damages of £4.8 million alleging negligence from an "allision" in the Bay of Cannes, France, that resulted in "death and injuries" to "crew and guests" of a motor yacht called Minx in Insignia 88 Limited, of the Isle of Man, and American International Group UK Limited, of the United Kingdom v. M/Y Arena, described as a 92-foot motor yacht registered in Gibraltar, at the U. S. District Court for the Southern District of Florida.
Chapter 11 Petition by Pacific Drilling LLC, Pacific Drilling Operations Inc., Pacific Drilling Inc., and Pacific Drilling Company Limited, all of Houston, Texas; Pacific Drilling SA, Pacific Drilling Finance S.À.R.L., Pacific Sharav S.À.R.L., and Pacific Drillship S.À.R.L., all of Luxembourg; Pacific Drilling Limited, Pacific Scirocco Ltd., Pacific Mistral Ltd., and Pacific Bora Ltd., all of Liberia; Pacific Drilling Operations Limited, Pacific Drilling V Limited, Pacific Drilling VII Limited, Pacific Drillship Nigeria Limited, and Pacific Santa Ana Limited, all of the British Virgin Islands; Pacific Sharav Korlátolt Felelősségű Társaság, of Hungary, and Pacific Drilling Holding (Gibraltar) Limited, of Gibraltar, at the U. S. Bankruptcy Court for the Southern District of Texas.
Judgment in Ronald Popely and Paul Gould v. Kristina Phelan, described as a lawyer in Gibraltar; Edward John Barnard, and Duane Daniel, of Saint Vincent and the Grenadines, at Supreme Court of Gibraltar.
Chapter 11 Petition by companies in Australia, Bermuda, Brazil, British Virgin Islands, Cayman Islands, England, France, Gibraltar, Hong Kong, Marshall Islands, Mexico, Singapore, Spain, Switzerland, Thailand, and the United States, namely Valaris Plc, described as "a leading provider of offshore contract drilling services to the international oil and gas industry"; Alpha Achiever Company, Alpha Admiral Company, Alpha Archer Company, Alpha Offshore Drilling Services Company, Alpha Orca Company, Atlantic Maritime Services LLC, Atwood Australian Waters Drilling Pty Ltd., Atwood Deep Seas Ltd., Atwood Oceanics Australia Pty. Limited, Atwood Oceanics LLC, Atwood Oceanics Pacific Limited, Atwood Offshore Drilling Limited, Atwood Offshore Worldwide Limited, ENSCO (Thailand) Limited, ENSCO Asia Pacific Pte. Limited, ENSCO Associates Company, ENSCO Australia Pty. Limited, ENSCO Capital Limited, ENSCO Corporate Resources LLC, ENSCO Development Limited, ENSCO do Brasil Petróleo e Gás Ltda., ENSCO Drilling I Ltd., ENSCO Drilling Mexico LLC, ENSCO Endeavors Limited, ENSCO Global GmbH, ENSCO Global Investments LP, ENSCO Global IV Ltd., ENSCO Global Resources Limited, ENSCO Holding Company, ENSCO Holdings I Ltd., ENSCO Holland BV, ENSCO Incorporated, ENSCO Intercontinental GmbH, ENSCO International Incorporated, ENSCO International Ltd., ENSCO Investments LLC, ENSCO Jersey Finance Limited, ENSCO Limited, ENSCO Management Corp., ENSCO Maritime Limited, ENSCO Mexico Services, S. de RL de CV, ENSCO Ocean 2 Company, ENSCO Oceanics Company LLC, ENSCO Oceanics International Company, ENSCO Offshore Company, ENSCO Offshore International Company, ENSCO Offshore International Holdings Limited, ENSCO Offshore International Inc., ENSCO Offshore U.K. Limited, ENSCO Overseas Limited, ENSCO Transcontinental II LP, ENSCO Transnational I Ltd., ENSCO UK Drilling Limited, ENSCO United Incorporated, ENSCO Universal Limited, ENSCO Vistas Limited, ENSCO Worldwide GmbH, Great White Shark Limited, Green Turtle Limited, Offshore Drilling Services LLC, Pride Foramer SAS, Pride Forasol SAS, Pride Global II Ltd., Pride International LLC, Pride International Management Company LP, Ralph Coffman Limited, Ralph Coffman Luxembourg SA RL, RCI International Inc., RD International Services Pte. Ltd., RDC Arabia Drilling Inc., RDC Holdings Luxembourg SA RL, Rocal Cayman Limited, Rowan Companies Limited, Rowan Companies LLC, Rowan Drilling (Trinidad) Limited, Rowan Drilling (U.K.) Limited, Rowan Drilling, S. de RL de CV; Rowan International Rig Holdings Sarl, Rowan Marine Services LLC, Rowan N-Class (Gibraltar) Limited, Rowan No. 1 Limited, Rowan Norway Limited, Rowan Offshore (Gibraltar) Limited, Rowan Offshore Luxembourg Sarl, Rowan Rex Limited, Rowan Rigs Sarl, Rowan Services LLC, Rowan, S. de RL de CV, and Rowandrill LLC, at the U. S. Bankruptcy Court for the Southern District of Texas.
Approved Judgment continuing a Worldwide Freezing Injunction in a case regarding allegations of fraud involving "a start-up project to set up a cryptocurrency platform called the 'London Football Exchange'"in Blockchain Optimization SA, of Switzerland, and Petrochemical Logistics Ltd., of Gibraltar v. LFE Market Ltd., of Wales; LFE Group Holdings Limited, of England; James Aylward, a.k.a. Jim Aylward, of Wales; Benjamin Leigh Hunt, White Tiger Global Opportunities Fund SP, of the Cayman Islands, and White Tiger Asset Management Ltd., of the Cayman Islands, at the High Court of Justice of England and Wales.
Chapter 11 Petition by Intelsat SA, of Luxembourg; Intelsat Virginia Holdings LLC, of Virginia; Intelsat Connect Finance SA, of Luxembourg; Intelsat (Luxembourg) SA, of Luxembourg; Intelsat Envision Holdings LLC, of Luxembourg; Intelsat US LLC, of Virginia; Intelsat Investment Holdings Sarl, of Luxembourg; Intelsat Holdings SA, of Luxembourg; Intelsat Investments SA, of Luxembourg; Intelsat UK Financial Services Ltd., of England; Intel Jackson Holdings SA, of Luxembourg; Intelsat Align Sarl, of Luxembourg; Intelsat License Holdings LLC, of Luxembourg; Intelsat Subsidiary (Gibraltar) Limited, of Gibraltar; Intelsat Holdings LLC, of Luxembourg; Intelsat Finance Bermuda Ltd., of Bermuda; Intelsat Satellite LLC, of Luxembourg; Intelsat License LLC, of Luxembourg; Intelsat Ventures Sarl, of Luxembourg; Intelsat Global Sales & Marketing Ltd., of England; Intelsat International Systems, LLC, of Virginia; PanAmSat International Holdings, LLC, of Virginia; Intelsat International Employment LLC, of Virginia; PanAmSat Europe Corporation, of Virginia; Intelsat Genesis GP LLC, of Virginia; Intelsat Service and Equipment LLC, of Virginia; Southern Satellite LLC, of Virginia; Southern Satellite Licensee LLC, of Virginia; PanAmSat International Sales, LLC, of Virginia; Intelsat Genesis Inc., of Virginia; Intelsat Alliance LP, of Virginia; Intelsat US Finance LLC, of Virginia; PanAmSat India LLC, of Virginia; PanAmSat India Marketing LLC, of Virginia, and Intelsat Asia Carrier Services, LLC, of Virginia, at the U. S. Bankruptcy Court for the Eastern District of Virginia.
Judgment in Raphael Marrache v. Haslaha Limited, Edgar Lavarello and Adrian Hyde, as Joint Liquidators of Marrache & Co.; and Edgar Lavarello, as Official Trustee of the Estates of Isaac Marrache, Benjamin Marrache, and Solomon Marrache at the Supreme Court of Gibraltar.
Application by the Republic of Kazakhstan to take discovery from King & Spalding LLP for use in criminal proceedings in Kazakhstan regarding suspected fraud, tax evasion, and money laundering involving Anatolie Stati and Gabriel Stati and "their group of affiliated companies which they have owned or controlled", including Ascom Group SA, of Moldova; Terra Raf Trans Traiding Ltd., of Gibraltar, and Hayden Intervest Limited, of the British Virgin Islands, filed at the U. S. District Court for the Southern District of New York.
Complaint in Rybovich Boat Company LLC, of Palm Beach County, Florida v. M/Y Blue Star, a motor yacht registered in the Cayman Islands; Vladimir Gusinsky, a.k.a. Vladimir Gusinski, described as "a citizen of Russia and Israel, and Shakra Holdings Limited, of Gibraltar, at the U. S. District Court for the Southern District of Florida.
A €12 million bond offering by British nationals Minette Coetzee, a.k.a. Minette Compson, and Paul Segal via their Symtomax Group for a purported medical cannabis production facility in Portugal is fraudulent, OffshoreAlert can reveal. The scheme involves entities and individuals in the BVI, Canada, Dubai, England, Gibraltar, Morocco, Netherlands, Panama, Portugal, Scotland, Spain, South Africa, and Switzerland.
Nearly two years after their appointment and having run out of cash, the Joint Administrators of Britain's Privilege Wealth Plc have applied to wind up the company, which collapsed after its £40 million-plus investment fraud was exposed by OffshoreAlert.
Complaint alleging "In an effort to retaliate against and silence Mr. Broidy, Qatar hired its go-to firm for underhanded cyber-operations, Defendant GRA, to unlawfully hack into Mr. Broidy's emails and into his company's servers to steal private communications, business documents, and other material" in Elliott Broidy, of Beverly Hills, California, and Broidy Capital Management LLC, of Los Angeles, California v. Global Risk Advisors LLC, of Delaware; GRA Maven LLC, described as "a military consulting firm" based in North Carolina; GRA Quantum LLC, described as "a full-service cybcersecurity company" based in New York, NY; Global Risk Advisors EMEA Limited, described as a Gibraltar company based in Qatar, and Kevin Chalker, described as "a former CIA officer" who is based in New York, at the U. S. District Court for the Southern District of New York.
Public Statement by the Gibraltar Financial Services Commission announcing that Elite Insurance Company Limited has been found to be "insolvent" and was "placed into Administration on 11 December 2019".
Judgment in Michael Thomas Leeds, Nicholas Stewart Wood, and Kevin John Hellard, as Joint Trustees of the insolvent Estate of Platon Elenin, a citizen of Russia formerly known as Boris Berezovsky (deceased) v. Mainstay Trust Limited, as Defendant, and Church Lane Trustees Limited and Sugarbay Ventures Limited, of the British Virgin Islands, as Applicants, at Gibraltar Supreme Court.
Law enforcement and regulators in the US have taken action against Swiss cryptocurrency exchange First Global Credit, which is controlled by Britons Gavin Smith and Marcie Terman and now operates as PanXora, which claims to have affiliates in the Bahamas, Cayman Islands, Gibraltar, Singapore, and UK.
Complaint regarding a sponsorship agreement with Addison Global Limited, of Gibraltar, in Manchester United Football Club Limited, of England v. Select Management Resources LLC and Roderick Aycox, both of Alpharetta, Georgia, USA, at the U. S. District Court for the Northern District of Georgia.
British firm Etaireia Investments Plc has gone into administration - four years after being exposed by OffshoreAlert for perpetrating a property-based investment fraud involving firms and individuals in the BVI, England, Gibraltar, Isle of Man, Scotland, Seychelles, and Spain.
Administrators' Progress Report by insolvency practitioners Stephen Katz and John Kelmanson regarding Privilege Wealth Plc, a British firm that collapsed after being exposed as the perpetrator of an investment fraud by OffshoreAlert in 2016.
Complaint for "an illegal and fraudulent 'binary options' trading scheme" involving companies in Anguilla, Bulgaria, Cyprus, Gibraltar, Israel, Malta, Marshall Islands, Mauritius, Saint Vincent and the Grenadines, and the United Kingdom in Commodity Futures Trading Commission v. Yukom Communications Ltd., of Israel; Linkopia Mauritius Ltd., of Mauritius; Wirestech Limited, d.b.a. BigOption, of the Marshall Islands; WSB Investments Ltd., d.b.a. BinaryBrook, of Anguilla, Gibraltar, St. Vincent and the Grenadines, and the United Kingdom; Zolarex Ltd., d.b.a. BinaryOnline, of the Marshall Islands; Yakov Cohen, an Israeli residing in Israel and Mauritius; Yossi Herzog, of Israel; Lee Elbaz, of Israel, currently incarcerated in the USA, and Shalom Peretz, of Israel, at the U. S. District Court for the Northern District of Illinois.
Claim Form and Particulars of Claim alleging breach of fiduciary duty resulting in losses in excess of £1.3 million in Towerbridge Group Limited, domiciled in the British Virgin Islands, based in Cyprus v. Duane Morris, a London-based law firm, at the High Court of Justice for England and Wales.
Amid legal and regulatory issues, Argentarius Group - which provides low-cost, regulation-free investment funds to asset managers, particularly fraudsters - has closed down in Malta, having moved its headquarters to the Cayman Islands, where it operates as iMaps Capital.