USA v. Assets Belonging to Glen Vine Partners Ltd. (BVI) at ONE Swiss Bank S.A. et al: Forfeiture Complaint (‘1MDB Fraud’)

    Forfeiture Complaint regarding "assets involved in and traceable to an international conspiracy to, among other things, launder money misappropriated from 1Malaysia Development Berhad (“1MDB”), a strategic investment and development company wholly-owned by the government of Malaysia", in USA v. Pablo Picasso's 'Trois femmes nues et buste d'homme' drawing and All Funds and Assets on deposit in an account in the name of Glen Vine Partners Limited, of the British Virgin Islands, at ONE Swiss Bank S.A., in Switzerland, at the U.S. District Court for the Central District of California.

    Mallinckrodt Plc et al: Chapter 11 Petition

    Chapter 11 Petition by Mallinckrodt Plc, Acthar IP Unlimited Company, IMC Exploration Company, Infacare Pharmaceutical Corporation, INO Therapeutics LLC, Ludlow LLC, MAK LLC, Mallinckrodt APAP LLC, Mallinckrodt ARD Finance LLC, Mallinckrodt ARD Holdings Inc., Mallinckrodt ARD Holdings Limited, Mallinckrodt ARD IP Unlimited Company, Mallinckrodt ARD LLC, Mallinckrodt Brand Pharmaceuticals LLC, Mallinckrodt Buckingham Unlimited Company, Mallinckrodt CB LLC, Mallinckrodt Critical Care Finance LLC, Mallinckrodt Enterprises Holdings, Inc., Mallinckrodt Enterprises LLC, Mallinckrodt Enterprises UK Limited, Mallinckrodt Equinox Finance LLC, Mallinckrodt Hospital Products Inc., Mallinckrodt Hospital Products IP Unlimited Company, Mallinckrodt International Finance S.A., Mallinckrodt International Holdings S.à r.l., Mallinckrodt IP Unlimited Company, Mallinckrodt LLC, Mallinckrodt Lux IP S.à r.l., Mallinckrodt Manufacturing LLC, Mallinckrodt Pharma IP Trading Unlimited Company, Mallinckrodt Pharmaceuticals Ireland Limited, Mallinckrodt Pharmaceuticals Limited, Mallinckrodt Quincy S.à r.l., Mallinckrodt UK Finance LLP, Mallinckrodt UK Ltd., Mallinckrodt US Holdings LLC, Mallinckrodt US Pool LLC, Mallinckrodt Veterinary, Inc., Mallinckrodt Windsor Ireland Finance Unlimited Company, Mallinckrodt Windsor S.à r.l., MCCH LLC, MEH, Inc., MHP Finance LLC, MKG Medical UK Ltd., MNK 2011 LLC, MUSHI UK Holdings Limited, Ocera Therapeutics, Inc., Petten Holdings Inc., SpecGx Holdings LLC, SpecGx LLC, ST Operations LLC, ST Shared Services LLC, ST US Holdings LLC, ST US Pool LLC, Stratatech Corporation, Sucampo Holdings Inc., Sucampo Pharma Americas LLC, Sucampo Pharmaceuticals LLC, Therakos, Inc., Vtesse LLC, and WebsterGx Holdco LLC at the U.S. Bankruptcy Court for the District of Delaware.

    USA v. $21M: Forfeiture Complaint (‘Naman Wakil Bribery & Corruption’)

    Forfeiture Complaint in USA v. $21.8 million "that constitutes proceeds of foreign bribery offenses, property involved in money laundering or a conspiracy to commit money laundering" involving Naman Wakil, described as "a Venezuelan citizen who became a permanent resident in the United States in or around 2012", and accounts in the Cayman Islands and Switzerland, filed at the U.S. District Court for the Southern District of Florida.

    ‘Remove my name or I’ll sue’, writes Geneva-based Jonathan Curci

    Letter from Jonathan Curci threatening to sue OffshoreAlert unless we removed his name from our website in association with Swiss International Asset Management AG, which was the target of a public warning by the Swiss Financial Market Supervisory Authority on May 16th, 2023 on suspicion of "conducting unauthorised activities in the financial market", on the basis that he ceased being a director of the company 17 months before the warning was issued. After receiving his letter, OffshoreAlert found a second company (GDM Finance Sàrl) that was the target of a similar FINMA warning in 2019 less than three months after Curci had ceased being Managing Director.

    Joel Dietz v. Consensys Inc. et al: Complaint (‘MetaMask Crypto Dispute’)

    Complaint alleging "betrayal and deceit in a partnership formed to develop a browser-based cryptocurrency wallet" in Joel Dietz v. Consensys Inc., Consensys Software Inc., Consensys AG, of Switzerland; Joseph Lubin, Aaron Davis, and Daniel Finlay at the Superior Court of California, County of San Francisco.

    SEC v. Sisu Capital LLC et al: Complaint

    Complaint in U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission v. Sisu Capital LLC, of California, USA; Timothy Overture, of California, USA, and Hansueli Overture, described as a resident of Hallau, Switzerland, at the U.S. District Court for the Northern District of California.

    Dolores Acevedo et al v. JPMorgan Chase et al: Discovery Application (Argentina)

    Application by Dolores Acevedo, Victoria Acevedo, and Rosario Acevedo to take discovery from JPMorgan Chase, Banco Santander, Bank of America, and the Society for Worldwide Interbank Financial Telecommunication "for use in civil and criminal proceedings in Argentina" alleging the fraudulent concealment of assets belonging to the estate of Jorge Eduardo Acevedo, filed at the U.S. District Court for the Southern District of Florida.

    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.

    Capana Swiss Advisors AG et al v. Rymark Inc. et al: Complaint (‘Fraud’)

    Complaint alleging "breach of fiduciary duty and a series of false and misleading statements and filings made both in public, and privately to third parties, including potential investors, shareholders, auditors, and tax authorities" in Capana Swiss Advisors AG and AmeriMark Automotive AG, both of Switzerland v. Rymark Inc., Nicholas Thayne Markosian, John Kirkland, and Vicky Small at the U.S. District Court for the District of Utah.

    Ecoprivate Business Ltd. et al v. The Clearing House Payments Company LLC et al: Discovery Application (Switzerland & United Kingdom)

    Application by Ecoprivate Business Ltd., of the British Virgin Islands, and Jean Sebastian Ferrer Funke, a citizen and resident of Switzerland, to take discovery from The Clearing House Payments Company LLC, The Federal Reserve Bank of New York, Barclays Bank PLC, and HSBC Bank USA N.A. "a criminal proceeding in Switzerland, which Applicants contemplate bringing against Mr. Sonashah Shivdasani; as well as in recognition and enforcement proceedings that the Applicants contemplate bringing in the UK" regarding "a real estate investment scheme that cost the Applicants well over US $6,175,000.00 in losses plus penalties and interest", filed at the U.S. District Court for the Southern District of New York.

    Nike Shipholding Corporation v. Credit Suisse: Discovery Application (Switzerland)

    Application by Nike Shipholding Corporation, of the Marshall Islands to take discovery from Credit Suisse Holdings (USA), Inc., Credit Suisse (USA), Inc., Credit Suisse Securities (USA) LLC, and Credit Suisse Asset Management, LLC for use in legal proceedings in Switzerland against Credit Suisse AG regarding an alleged investment loss of $13.5 million in Wirecard AG, described as "a large German payment-processing company that became insolvent shortly after Applicant’s investment - upon CSAG's advice", filed at the U.S. District Court for the Southern District of New York.

    Investor prepares to sue Credit Suisse in Switzerland after ‘losing $13.5M in Wirecard’

    Marshall Islands firm Nike Shipholding Corporation has filed a discovery application in New York as it prepares to sue its investment adviser, Credit Suisse, in Switzerland after investing $15 million in fraudulently-operated German payment-processor Wirecard AFTER Wirecard had already been exposed by the Financial Times newspaper and not long before it filed for bankruptcy, allegedly suffering a loss of $13.5 million.

    USA v. Stephen Schechter: Criminal Information (‘Offshore Tax Evasion’)

    Criminal Information alleging tax evasion involving entities in the British Virgin Islands and bank accounts in Monaco and Switzerland in USA v. Stephen L. Schechter, described as a retired investment banker who is a dual citizen of the United Kingdom and USA residing in Monaco, at the U.S. District Court for the District of Columbia.

    International Global Bank NV v. ItalBank International Inc.: Motion to Seal Discovery Application (Curaçao)

    Motion for Leave to File Under Seal an application by International Global Bank NV to take discovery from ItalBank International Inc. "for use in preparation of a civil lawsuit to be filed in Curaçao against Consulting and Services Associate, S.A., a société anonyme formed under the laws of Switzerland" regarding alleged "fraudulent misrepresentations that CSA made to IGB in a certain 'OFAC Certification'", filed at the U.S. District Court for the District of Puerto Rico.

    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.

    Clara Boustany v. JPMorgan Private Bank et al: Discovery Application (Monaco)

    Application by Clara Moussa Boustany to take discovery from JPMorgan Chase & Co. and JPMorgan Private Bank for use in "divorce proceedings" in Monaco "initiated by her husband, Fadi Boustany", who was described as a citizen of Lebanon and Switzerland who controls the "Metropole Group", filed at the U.S. District Court for the Southern District of New York.

    Switzerland: Remo Baumann (‘Threat Investigation’)

    Application for the appointment of a Commissioner to collect evidence from Wish.com - pursuant to a request for judicial assistance from Switzerland - for a criminal investigation into "Remo Baumann for threats to the detriment of another person and for multiple violations of the Swiss Weapons Act".

    USA v. Elaine Wolfe: Complaint (‘Failure to Report Swiss & UK Accounts’)

    Complaint for damages of $559,475 for alleged "willful failure" to report financial interests in foreign bank accounts in USA v. Elaine V. Wolfe, described as a 95-year-old resident of Great Neck, New York who was "born in Salford, Lancashire, United Kingdom in 1928" and "moved to the United States in 1957", at the U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of New York.

    Elaine Wang v. VectivBio Holdings AG et al: Complaint

    Complaint alleging Securities Exchange Act violations regarding "a proposed transaction whereby VectivBio will be merged with and into Ironwood Pharmaceuticals GmbH, a limited liability company organized under the laws of Switzerland" in Elaine Wang v. VectivBio Holdings AG, of Switzerland, described as "a clinical stage biopharmaceutical company"; Thomas F. Woiwode, Paul R. Carter, Wouter Joustra, Sandip Kapadia, Luca Santarelli, Hans Schikan, and Murray Stewart at the U.S. District Court for the Southern District of New York.

    SEC v. Binance Holdings Ltd. et al: Complaint (‘Crypto Fraud’)

    Complaint alleging "Defendants' blatant disregard of the federal securities laws and the investor and market protections these laws provide" in U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission v. Binance Holdings Ltd., of the Cayman Islands; BAM Trading Services Inc., of Delaware; BAM Management US Holdings Inc., of Delaware, and Changpeng Zhao, described as a citizen of Canada residing in Singapore, at the U.S. District Court for the District of Columbia.

    Stanislav Kondrashov et al v. Does 1-20: Defamation Complaint

    Complaint alleging "a defamation and extortion campaign involving the publication of malicious and fabricated statements by a cowardly cohort of individuals who hide behind fictitious names and proxies" in TELF AG, of Switzerland, described as "an internationally successful physical commodities trader and the largest independent ferroalloys trader in the world", and Stanislav Kondrashov, described as a resident of Switzerland v. Does 1-20 at the Superior Court for the State of California, County of Los Angeles.

    Gregory Stevenson v. Credit Suisse et al: Class Action Complaint (‘Racketeering’)

    Class Action Complaint in Gregory A. Stevenson v. Richard E. Thornburgh, Bradley W. Dougan, John G. Popp, Brian Chin, Jay Kim, Albert Sohn, Mirko Bianchi, Urs Rohner, John Tiner, Severin Schwan, Iris Bohnet, Lydie Hudson, Kaikhushru S. Nargolwala, Seraina Macia, Joaquin J. Ribeiro, Michael Klein, Noreen Doyle, James L. Amine, Eric Varvel, Romeo Cerutti, David L. Miller, David R. Mathers, Lara J. Warner, Timothy P. O'Hara, Robert S. Shafir, Pamela A. Thomas-Graham, Sean T. Brady, Robert Jain, Philip Vasan, Credit Suisse Holdings (USA) Inc., Credit Suisse Securities (USA) LLC, Credit Suisse Capital LLC, Credit Suisse Management LLC, KPMG LLP, KPMG LLC, Paul Knopp,, William Thomas, Larry Bradley, Laura M. Newinski, Regina H. Mayor, John B. Veihmeyer, Brian J. Sweet, David Britt, Scott Marcello, David Middendorf, Thomas Whittle, Cynthia Holder, and Jeffrey Wada at the U.S. District Court for the Southern District of New York.

    Brian Abbott et al v. Strongblock et al: Complaint (‘$30M Crypto Fraud’)

    Complaint by residents of Australia, Austria, Canada, France, Germany, Hong Kong, Ireland, Mexico, Netherlands, New Zealand, Panama, Portugal, Puerto Rico, Romania, Singapore, South Africa, South Korea, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland, Thailand, United Arab Emirates, United Kingdom, and USA alleging a $30 million crypto securities fraud in Brian Abbott, Ian Abbott, Richard Alleyne, Hamza Alshawabka, Brian Angiuli, Ronnie Arefieg, Justin Arends, Alex Atwood, Margarita Ayrapetyan, Narbik Babakhanian, Victor Omar Baez, Michael Bahra, Julian Bailey, Sirus Bakhtiar, Joan Barnard, Lee Barnett, Kevin Barrera, Chrystel Bassett-Simmonds, Drew Bassler, Alyssa Baum, Eric Bell, Alfonso Beltrame, Ryan Benker, Jason Bicknell, Moe Billah, Catherine Blair, David Blumenthal, Tyler Boardman, Guillaume Bouchard, Christopher Bowerbank, Lorenzo Boyice, William Brachey, Judy Brassfield, Peter Burkhard, Matthew Burton, Roy Cabrera, Anthony Caeton, Jo Ann Cantu, Brent Carr, Michael Carr, Peter Celnicker, James Chatziapostolou, Scott Chesley, Bob Chinn, Richard Christie, Eddie Chung, Dominic Cirigliano, Kevin Clancy, Wendi Cocita, Kris Collins, Ryan Cosenza, Allison Cowart, Patricia Cowart, Michael Coyne, Michael Damian, Tara Daniels, Lorenzo de Leo, Jaymie Deboucherville, Mathew DeCesare, Frank Deh, Harsha Dhananjay, Michelle Diaz, John Dick, Owen Dockham, Adrian Doms, Matthias Doms, Galen Drace, Jason Dunning, Abhishek Dwivedi, Matthew Edwards, Kevin Elrod, Edward Emielita, Joanne Evans, Experience Better Living LLC, Mark Fagan, Brandon Farmer, John Ferrone, FL Landco Investments LLC, Santiago Flores Rabasa, Blake Fosenburg, Mark Foster, James Freitas, Ryan Freyling, Hengyi Gao, Rene Garcia, Kyle Geiger, Alexa Genovas, Michelle Girardi, Augustus Gordon-Davy, Darron Grier, Gary Grimm, Josefina Guanchez, Nicholas Habib, Tomas Hajach, Nathaniel Harder, Garreth Hardy, Norbert Hausmann, Tuan Hoang, Stephen Holley, Gary Hoover Jr., Christopher Hubbard, Kent Hulet, Kenneth Hyer, Joe Izzo, Elliott Jarnutowski, Ryan Jarnutowski, Kashif Jawed, Joshua Jones, Melanie Joscelyne, Bartosz Kalisz, Michael Kay, Nicole Keane, Mathias Köttner, Eugene Kramer, Nicholas Kringas, Novak Krueger, Matthew Lau, Nazareno Leon, Stevie Liddington, David G. Littlechild, Stephen Lockhart, Jack Lyle, Pedro Maia, Marian Majer, Lwok Tin Man, Anthony Maniscalco, Justin Margedant, Maja Markovic, Lee Marks, Saundra Marks, Cassandra Mazur, Paola Mazzoni, Sean McLeod, Cyril Means, Eric Mechler, Robert Medina, Simon Melin, Marschall Meusel, Michelle Mikolis, Kenneth Miller, Sjaak Miltenburg, Abdiweli Mohamed, Daniel Montazem, Bas Mulder, Jeffrey Nakamura, Richard Nappi, Steven Natsios, Lee Newsome, Tuyet Nguyen, Alex Norton, Darren O'Sullivan, Christiana Okhipo, Jonathan Ortega, Hayriye Osman, Keira Palmer, Luciano Parisius, Paul Parratt, Ann Marie Patero, Glen Cameron Patrick, Aaron Patterson, Andrew Persaud, Tracey Phillips, Leandri Pieterse, Jimmy Pineda, Pinegate Investments LLC, Batuhan Potukoglu, Ersan Potukoglu, Steven Pound, Andrea Quigley, James Quigley, Amber Quinton, Juma Rajab, Timea Rajko, Bryce Ralph, Louis Raskin, Erna Reid, Heriberto Reynoso, Maureen Richards, Robert Berry Bankruptcy Estate, Stephen Roberts, Norton Robinson, Massiel Rojas, Mary Rose, Viviana Rozo, Dmitry Rutenberg, John Sahli, Neville Samson, Chad Saunders, Brent Schroeder, Carter Schroeder, Alexander Sergeev, David Shapiro, Bryan Shelton, Ankur Shukla, Michael Simpson, Jason Siruchek, Bernard Smith, Dean Smith, John Sniadecki, Chris Spafford, Devin Spaulding, Sam Stamp, Penny Steele, Justin Sterling, Cosmin Stoian, Kenneth Bryn Swartz, Martyn John Taylor, The Node Estate Pty Ltd., Mitchell Tromp, Yiu Ming Tse, Darren Tsuchiya, Robert Urban, Steven van der Peijl, Jaïr van Eer, Dan Van Zandt, Kasio Varma, Jhovany Leon Vazquez, Sean Villa, Anthony Villani, Aron Walker, Ericka Walker, Paul Walsh, Asiark Washington, Derik Washington, Jeremaine Westerlow, Billy Wynn, Noah Zarnow, Daniel Zureikat, and David Zylberberg v. Strongblock, David Moss, Brian Abramson, Corey Lederer, Konstantin Shkut, and John Does 1-5 at the U.S. District Court for the Southern District of New York.

    Mislav Basic et al v. BProtocol Foundation et al: Class Action Complaint (‘Crypto Securities Fraud’)

    Class Action Complaint in Mislav Basic, Nathan Gruber, Oren Gruber, Kevin Boudreau, Daniel Schwaibold, Alex Thomas, Gregory Thomas, and Benjamin Ayers v. BProtocol Foundation, of Switzerland and Israel; Bancor DAO, of Switzerland; Galia Benartzi, Guy Benartzi, Eyal Hertzog, and Yehuda Levi, all described as residents of Israel, at the U.S. District Court for the Western District of Texas.

    Vyera Pharmaceuticals LLC et al: Chapter 11 Petition

    Chapter 11 Petition by Vyera Pharmaceuticals LLC, SevenScore Pharmaceuticals, LLC, Oakrum Pharma, LLC, Dermelix Biotherapeutics, LLC, Phoenixus AG, of Switzerland, and Orpha Labs AG, of Switzerland, filed at the U.S. Bankruptcy Court for the District of Delaware.

    Louis Zhao v. Eqonex Ltd. et al: Amended Class Action Complaint (‘Crypto Fraud’)

    Amended Class Action Complaint in Louis Zhao v. Eqonex Limited, described as “a Singapore-domiciled digital assets financial services company”; Binance Group, described as “the world’s leading blockchain ecosystem and cryptocurrency infrastructure provider”; Bitfinity UAB, described as “a payments technology company, incorporated in the Republic of Lithuania”; Jonathan Farnell, Daniel Ling, Almira Gemmell, Yu Helen Hai, and Changpeng Zhao at the U.S. District Court for the Southern 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.