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    USA v. Nikolay Goltsev et al: Criminal Complaint (‘Russia Sanctions Evasion’)

    Criminal Complaint charging the defendants with what the U.S. Department of Justice described as "conspiracy and other charges related to a global procurement scheme on behalf of sanctioned Russian entities, including companies affiliated with the Russian military" in USA v. Nikolay Goltsev, described as "a dual Russian and Canadian national who resides in Canada"; Salimdzhon Nasriddinov, described as "dual national of Russia and Tajikistan who resides in Brooklyn, New York", and Kristina Puzyreva, described as "a dual Russian and Canadian national who resides in Canada", at the U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of New York.

    Eduard Khudainatov et al v. USA: Motion for Return of Property (‘Unlawful Seizure of Cayman-Registered Amadea Superyacht’)

    Motion for Return of Cayman Islands-registered Motor Yacht Amadea, described as "an asset valued by the government at $330 million", in Eduard Yurievich Khudainatov, described as "a Russian national who is not, and has never been, sanctioned in the United States", and Millemarin Investments Ltd., of the British Virgin Islands v. USA at the U.S. District Court for the Southern District of California.

    MTACC Ltd.: License Suspension (Malta)

    Public Notice by the Malta Financial Services Authority that it has suspended the financial institution license of MTACC Ltd., which trades as ePayService, for regulatory breaches.

    USA v. Peter Kambolin: Criminal Information (‘Crypto & FX Fraud’)

    Criminal Information alleging conspiracy to commit commodities fraud involving entities in or from Belarus, Cayman Islands, Dominica, Nevis, Russia, Turkey, and USA in USA v. Peter Kambolin, described as "a U.S.-Russian national" residing in Sunny Isles Beach, Florida, USA, at the U.S. District Court for the Southern District of Florida.

    SEC v. Concord Management LLC et al: Complaint (‘$7.2B Unregistered Investment Advisers for Sanctioned Russian’)

    Complaint alleging the defendants operated as "investment advisers for the benefit of a single client: a wealthy former Russian political official living outside the United States" without being registered with the SEC, managing "a private fund securities portfolio with an estimated total value of $7.2 billion", in U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission v. Concord Management LLC and Michael Matlin, both of New York, USA, at the U.S. District Court for the Southern District of New York. Editor's Note: The 'Russian client' is not identified in the SEC's complaint but The New York Times reported that it was Roman Abramovich.

    Alfa Capital Markets Ltd.: Voting Rights Suspension (Cyprus)

    Public Notice by the Cyprus Securities and Exchange Commission that it has suspended the voting rights of Alfa-Bank JSC, of Russia, regarding Alfa Capital Markets Ltd., of which Alfa-Bank is the "sole direct shareholder".

    Aleksandr Sabadash: Chapter 15 Petition (Russia)

    Chapter 15 Petition for Recognition of a Foreign Main Proceeding in Russia by Alexander Ivanovich Gavva, as the Foreign Representative of Aleksandr Vitalievich Sabadash, filed at the U.S. Bankruptcy Court for the Central District of California.

    Robert Meany et al v. Atomic Wallet et al: First Amended Class Action Complaint (‘$100M Crypto Fraud’)

    First Amended Class Action Complaint alleging that "As a result of Defendants' negligent, fraudulent, and unlawful conduct, countless Atomic Wallet user wallets around the world were hacked by North Korean hackers, resulting in the loss of over $100,000,000.00 USD worth of cryptocurrency related assets on or about June 3, 2023" in Robert Meany, Graham Dickinson, John Briscoe, Todd Gammon, Michael Fisk, Paul Unruh, Jovan Silva Delgado, Gregory Loberg, Vincent D'Amelio, Carter Ruess, Daniel Werter, Jeffrey Rogers, Erik Nelson, Landon Grubb, Sam Breazeale, Brenda Abbley, Dereck Ernest, Eric Jensen, Douglas Edwards, Dustin Falk, and Daniel Hayes v. Atomic Protocol Systems OÜ, d.b.a. Atomic Wallet, of Estonia; Evercode Infinite, d.b.a. Evercode Lab, of Dubai, United Arab Emirates; Konstantin Gladyshev, a.k.a. Konstantin Gladych; Ilia Brusov, a.k.a. Ilya Berezovsky, a.k.a. Ilya Bere, and Pavel Sokolov, a.k.a. Paul Sokolov, described as citizens and residents of Russia, at the U.S. District Court for the District of Colorado.

    Agenda Launch – OffshoreAlert London Conference

    The first version of the agenda for OffshoreAlert's 10th Annual London Conference on December 4-5 is now available. For more information about OffshoreAlert London 2023, sponsorship opportunities, and tickets, please visit www.oalondon.com.

    Naftogaz of Ukraine et al v. Russian Federation: Petition to Confirm Arbitration Award ($4.2B)

    Petition to Confirm Foreign Arbitration Award in which "The underlying dispute arises from the Russian Federation’s unlawful expropriation of the Petitioners' investments in Crimea" in NJSC Naftogaz of Ukraine, National Joint Stock Company Chornomornaftogaz, JSC Ukrtransgaz, JSC Ukrgasvydobuvannya, JSC Ukrtransnafta, and Subsidiary Company Gaz Ukrainy, all of Ukraine v. The Russian Federation at the U.S. District Court for the District of Columbia.

    USA v. Mark Gyetvay: Complaint (‘$44M Tax Fraud’)

    Complaint for $44 million alleging "willful FBAR penalties" involving companies or accounts in Belize, British Virgin Islands, Cayman Islands, Russia, and Switzerland in USA v. Mark Anthony Gyetvay, described as a citizen of Italy, Russia, and USA, at the U.S. District Court for the Middle District of Florida.

    SEC v. Joseph Padilla et al: Complaint (‘Securities Fraud’)

    Complaint alleging "a fraudulent scheme to sell stock to the public" involving entities or individuals in or from the Cayman Islands, Latvia, Mexico, Philippines, Russia, and USA in U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission v. Joseph A. Padilla, described as "a United States citizen who has held permanent resident visas in Mexico and Russia", and Kevin C. Dills, as Defendants, and Bright Star International Inc., Life Sciences Journeys Inc., Carlos Hernandez, Jamie Quick, Ashley Robinson, and Arlene Sandoval, as Relief Defendants, at the U.S. District Court for the District of Massachusetts.

    Evgeny Ryzhov v. Valery Durandin et al: Second Amended Complaint (‘Russian Crimes’)

    Second Amended Complaint alleging the defendants "have committed numerous severe crimes around the globe, changing their methods, financing and recruiting different accomplices, corrupting top-rate officials and crime bosses to further their illegal scheme of divesting Plaintiff's estate and terrorizing Plaintiff and his family" in Evgeny Ryzhov, described as a resident of Florida who is "a licensed attorney in Russia" v. Valery Nikolaevich Durandin, OAO Sanatorium Automobilist, Safa Hamzianovich Zakerov, Ilia Vladimirovich Khriaschev, Vladislav Yurievich Margolin, Konstantin Vladimirovich Timonin, Dmitry Vasilievich Lipsky, Oleg Vladimirovich Joukov, a.k.a. Oleg Zhukov; OOO Yuridika LLC, d.b.a. Legal.Report, and TM Defense, all of Russia, at the U.S. District Court for the Southern District of Florida.

    Hartzella Ventures Ltd. v. Emmanuil Grinshpun: First Amended Complaint (‘$6.6M Debt’)

    Amended Complaint in Hartzella Ventures Ltd., of the Seychelles v. Emmanuil Grinshpun, described as a citizen of Moldova, Romania, and the USA residing in Miami, Florida, where he “serves as the Honorary Consul for Kazakhstan”, and “Vice President of Latvia’s Rietumu Bank”, at the U.S. District Court for the Southern District of Florida.

    U.S.-based Rietumu Bank officer Emmanuil Grinshpun sued for $6.6M

    A Vice President of Latvia's Rietumu Bank - Emmanuil Grinshpun - is being sued in Miami over an alleged $6.6 million debt that involves entities in Anguilla, Australia, Bahamas, British Virgin Islands, Cyprus, England, Scotland, and the Seychelles. It was also alleged that Grinshpun was "associated with" illegal activity.

    Germany: ‘Conti Ransomware’ Investigation

    USA's Petition to disclose "Grand Jury Materials" regarding a criminal investigation into "Conti ransomware" to the "General Public Prosecutor's Office Frankfurt am Main" in Germany, filed at the U.S. District Court for the Middle District of Tennessee.

    Hartzella Ventures Ltd. v. Emmanuil Grinshpun: TRO Motion

    TRO Motion in Hartzella Ventures Ltd., of the Seychelles v. Emmanuil Grinshpun, described in the accompanying complaint as described as a citizen of Moldova, Romania, and USA residing in Miami, Florida, at the U.S. District Court for the Southern District of Florida.

    Hartzella Ventures Ltd. v. Emmanuil Grinshpun: Complaint (‘$6.6M Debt’)

    Complaint in Hartzella Ventures Ltd., of the Seychelles v. Emmanuil Grinshpun, described as a citizen of Moldova, Romania, and the USA residing in Miami, Florida, where he "serves as the Honorary Consul for Kazakhstan", and "Vice President of Latvia’s Rietumu Bank", at the U.S. District Court for the Southern District of Florida.

    Neil Gerrard v. Yuri Koshkin et al: Discovery Application (England)

    Application by David Neil Gerrard, a resident of the United Kingdom and a former partner of Dechert LLP law firm to take discovery from Yuri Koshkin described as "a U.S. citizen and a former Soviet intelligence officer", and Trident Group Global LLC, described as "a Florida LLC, headquartered in Miami", for use in legal proceedings in England, filed at the U.S. District Court for the Southern District of Florida.

    USA v. Yevgeniy Grinin et al: Superseding Indictment (‘Russian Procurement Scheme’)

    Superseding Indictment alleging citizens of Russia, Greece, and the USA participated in a global procurement and money laundering scheme on behalf of the Russian government in USA v. Yevgeniy Grinin, Aleksey Ippolitov, Boris Livshits, Svetlana Skvortsova, Vadim Konoshchenok, Nikolaos Bogonikolos, Alexey Brayman, and Vadim Yermolenko at the U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of New York.

    National Bank Trust PJSC v. Mikail Shishkhanov et al: Claim Form (‘$2B Rost Bank Fraud’)

    Claim Form to recover "damages in excess of USD$2 billion which were suffered by its legal predecessor, JSC "ROST BANK", as a result of a series of sham transactions" in National Bank Trust PJSC v. Mikail Osmanovich Shishkhanov, of Russia; Crambe Asset Holdings Corp. (in liquidation), Olyserve Inc. (in liquidation), Rabalo Limited (in liquidation), Reachway Overseas Ltd. (in liquidation), Ifichor S.A. (in liquidation), formerly Hansberg Finance Ltd.; Frowell Holdings Ltd. (in liquidation), Garland Solutions Ltd. (in liquidation), Diamond Forca Ltd. (in liquidation), Darman Finance Limited (in liquidation), Blanche Union Ltd. (in liquidation), all of the British Virgin Islands; Midwestern Trading Group Inc., of Minnesota, USA; Cargill Financial Solutions LLC, of Minnesota, USA; Cargill Inc., of Delaware, USA; Bunge SA, of Switzerland; Credit and Trading Company Ltd.,, of England; Quadra Commodities SA, of Switzerland; Quadra Commodities Singapore Pte. Ltd., of Singapore; Louis Dreyfus Company Suisse SA, of Switzerland; LDC Trading and Service Co. S.A., of Uruguay; Louis Dreyfus Company Asia Pte. Ltd., of Singapore; New Resources International S.A. (in liquidation), formerly Noble Resources International S.A., of Switzerland; Liberty Commodities Limited, of England; Atlantic Industrial & Trading Pte. Ltd., of Singapore; Alphatrade International Limited, of Hong Kong; Xangbo Global Markets Pte. Ltd., of Singapore; Simec Group Limited, of Hong Kong; Wilson International Trading Private Limited, of Singapore; Intra Asia Trading Pte. Ltd. (in liquidation), of Singapore; Triumph Commodities Pte. Ltd., formerly Triumph Metals & Minerals Pte. Ltd., of Singapore; Bering Trading Limited, of Hong Kong; Ifchor (Switzerland) SA, formerly Ifchor SA, of Switzerland; Emporium Trade Pte. Ltd., formerly Pan Asia Commodities and Trading Pte. Ltd., of Singapore; Paras Metallics Pte. Ltd., of Singapore; Pearl River Delta Trading (Hong Kong) Limited, of Hong Kong, and Credit Suisse AG, of Switzerland, at the British Virgin Islands High Court.

    Video: Russia in a Time of War – How to Investigate, Enforce Judgments & Handle Problem Clients

    In this video, investigators and attorneys discuss : Increased lawsuits against Russia/Sanctioned Entities and how to enforce any awards, including seizing money frozen in European clearing houses and seizing private planes; How does the Russia-Ukraine War affect existing litigation and investigations; Confiscation of assets of Russian oligarchs; Inability of Russian banks to pursue debtors who often stole money or haven't returned the loans and who now live abroad; and Proactive Russian sanctions analysis investigations.

    USA v. Aleksandr Ionov et al: Superseding Indictment (‘Illegal Russian Agents’)

    Superseding Indictment in USA v. Aleksandr Viktorovich Ionov, a citizen of Russia; Yegor Sergeyevich Popov, a citizen of Russia; Aleksey Borisovich Sukhodolov, a citizen of Russia; Omali Yeshitela, a citizen of the United States; Penny Joanne Hess, a citizen of the United States; Jesse Nevel, a citizen of the United States, and Augustus C. Romain Jr., a citizen of the United States, at the U.S. District Court for the Middle District of Florida.

    USA v. John Can Unsalan: Criminal Indictment (‘Ukraine-Russia Sanctions Evasion’)

    Complaint alleging the defendant "and others orchestrated and carried out a plan to violate and evade and attempt to violate and evade U.S. sanctions against Sergey Vitalievich Kurchenko [a citizen of Ukraine], Kompaniya Gaz-Alyans, OOO, and ZAO Vneshtorgservis" in USA v. John Can Unsalan, a.k.a. Hurrem Can Unsalan, at the U.S. District Court for the Middle District of Florida.

    BOC Aviation Ltd. v. AirBridgeCargo Airlines LLC et al: Opinion, Order & Judgment ($406M)

    Opinion, Order & Judgment for $406 million in favor of the plaintiff regarding three leased Bermuda-registered aircraft and "the imposition of E.U. sanctions on the Russian Federation, following Russia’s invasion of Ukraine, and the imposition of Russian sanctions on foreign assets, including internationally leased aircraft" in BOC Aviation Limited, of Singapore v. AirBridgeCargo Airlines LLC, of Russia, and Volga-Dnepr Logistics, B.V., of the Netherlands, at the U.S. District Court for the Southern District of New York.

    USA v. Russian Rare Books & Manuscripts: Forfeiture Complaint (‘New York University Theft’)

    Forfeiture Complaint in USA v. Nine items concerning "a collection of documentary materials that focus on Russia and the Soviet Union, primarily with respect to the 1917 Russian Revolution and World War II" that were allegedly stolen from a university in New York and put up for auction in France, filed at the U.S. District Court for the Southern District of New York.

    USA v. Sergey Cherkasov: Criminal Complaint (‘Russian Agent’)

    Criminal Complaint alleging fraud, identify theft, and agent of a foreign power (Russia) in USA v. Sergey Vladimirovich Cherkasov, a.k.a. Victor Muller Ferreira, described as "a Russian citizen who falsely represented himself in the United States, Brazil and other countries to be a Brazilian citizen", at the U.S. District Court for the District of Columbia.