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Privilege Wealth Plc: Progress Report 2022 (£43M Insolvency)

Liquidators' Progress Report for the period from October 6th, 2021 to October 5th, 2022 for Privilege Wealth Plc, which perpetrated a £40 million-plus investment fraud before collapsing after being exposed by OffshoreAlert, filed with Companies House for England and Wales on December 1st, 2022.

Julius Baer International Ltd. et al: £18M Fine & Industry Bans

Public Notice by the United Kingdom's Financial Conduct Authority that it has imposed a fine of £18 million on Julius Baer International Limited "for failing to conduct its business with integrity, failing to take reasonable care to organise and control its affairs and failing to be open and cooperative with the FCA" and banned "Gustavo Raitzin, former Regional Head for Bank Julius Baer, Thomas Seiler, former BJB Sub-Regional (Market) Head for Russia and Eastern Europe and JBI non-executive director, and Louise Whitestone,former relationship manager on JBI’s Russian and Eastern European Desk".

Newpoint Financial Corp. v. Bermuda Monetary Authority et al: Complaint ($25M)

Complaint for damages of $25 million alleging "blatant, intentional bad faith malfeasance in denying Plaintiff’s Newpoint Financial Corp. application to obtain a controlling interest in a Bermudian insurance company [Citadel Reinsurance Company Limited] without any, much less good, cause" in Newpoint Financial Corp., a Delaware company based in California v. Bermuda Monetary Authority, Gerald Gakundi, described as "Director for the Insurance Supervision Department at the BMA", and Susan Davis-Crockwell, described as "Deputy Director of Enforcement for the Legal Services and Enforcement Department at the BMA", at the U.S. District Court for the Central District of California.

BlockFi Inc. et al: Chapter 11 Petition (‘Crypto Lender’)

Chapter 11 Petition by crypto lending firms BlockFi Inc., BlockFi Wallet LLC, BlockFi Ventures LLC, BlockFi Trading LLC, BlockFi Services Inc., BlockFi Lending LLC, BlockFi Lending II LLC and BlockFi Investment Products LLC, all of Delaware, and BlockFi International Ltd., of Bermuda, at the U.S. Bankruptcy Court for the Southern District of New Jersey. In the proceedings, the group disclosed that "BlockFi Inc. has twelve wholly-owned subsidiary entities that are organized under the laws of Delaware, Bermuda, England and Wales, Cayman, and Singapore."

Nadia Zahmoul v. Coinbase Group Inc. et al: Discovery Application (England Proceedings)

Application by Nadia Zahmoul to take discovery from Coinbase Group Inc and Helium Systems, Inc. for use in divorce proceedings in England in which she has alleged that her husband, Karim Zahmoul, "has undertaken a complicated scheme to obscure the extent of the marital estate from Applicant and has dissipated significant amounts of it", filed at the U.S. District Court for the Northern District of California.

Hangzhou Biaoba Trading Co. Ltd. v. Credit Suisse et al: Discovery Application (England Proceedings)

Application by Hangzhou Biaoba Trading Co. Ltd. to take discovery from Credit Suisse AG, Bank of America N.A., and China CITIC Bank International Ltd., New York Branch, for use in legal proceedings in England "against Kei Kin Hung and Beijing Sparkle Investment Co., Ltd. for the enforcement and recognition of a foreign judgment and for the issuance of a Freeze and Disclosure Order", filed at the U.S. District Court for the Southern District of New York.

Global Advantech Resources Ltd. v. Dale Hayes et al: Complaint

Complaint involving "a cross-border dispute by a British innovation, development, and product delivery company against the controlling principals of, broadly speaking, an expansive preexisting U.S. oil and gas enterprise based in Houston, Texas" in Global Advantech Resources Limited, of England v. Dale Hayes, Harlan Chappelle, and James Hackett at the U.S. District Court for the Southern District of Texas.

Vita Nova Hedge Fund: Directors

Director Details for Vita Nova Hedge Fund, obtained from the Cayman Islands General Registry on November 7th, 2022.

High Protection Fund: Directors

Director Details for High Protection Fund, obtained from the Cayman Islands General Registry on November 7th, 2022.
Jeremy Leach-Managing Partners

British fund manager Jeremy Leach and his firms settle fraud litigation for $11.5M

Four days before a trial was due to start in the Cayman Islands, British fund manager Jeremy Leach and eight of his firms settled a fraud complaint by agreeing to pay $11.5 million over 22 months, OffshoreAlert can reveal. Despite a plethora of red flags, the Cayman Islands Monetary Authority continues to license Leach's Managing Partners Group and its funds and the group also operates entities in the British Virgin Islands, England, Malta, Spain, and Switzerland.

USA v. Nancy Metzler et al: Amended Complaint (‘Undisclosed Swiss & UK Accounts’)

Amended Complaint to collect penalties totaling $590,000 from the Estate of Narinder Singh, who "willfully failed to disclose" five accounts at at Union Bancaire Privée in Switzerland and one at Barclays Bank PLC in the United Kingdom whose "highest aggregate balance" in 2011 was "more than $7.2 million" in USA v. Nancy Metzler and Shalu Arjomand, each in their capacity as Executor for the Estate of Narinder Singh, at the U.S. District Court for the Southern District of New York.

Managing Partners Ltd.: Directors

Director Details for Managing Partners Limited, obtained from the Cayman Islands General Registry on November 1st, 2022.

RAKIA v. Farhad Azima: Judgment (‘RAKIA Hacking & Fraud’)

Judgment granting an application by Farhad Azima for permission to bring an additional counterclaim against the original claimant (RAKIA) on the grounds that it had obtained a judgment by fraud in Ras Al Khaimah Investment Authority, described as "the sovereign wealth fund of the Emirate of Ras Al Khaimah, part of the United Arab Emirates" v. Farhad Azima, described as "a US-based businessman, principally involved in the aviation industry"; David Neil Gerrard, Dechert LLP, and James Edward Dennison Buchanan at the High Court of Justice for England and Wales.

SSD Investments Ltd. et al v. Wilmington Savings Fund Society FSB et al: Complaint

Complaint by entities in Canada, Cayman Islands, Denmark, England, Ireland, Luxembourg, Netherlands, New Zealand, Switzerland, and USA alleging they were victims of a "Sham Transaction" in SSD Investments Ltd. et al v. Wilmington Savings Fund Society FSB et al at the Supreme Court of the State of New York, County of New York.

Anglo Ferrous Brazil Participações SA et al v. Zamin Ferrous Ltd.: Complaint

Complaint in Anglo Ferrous Brazil Participações S.A., Anglo American Níquel Brasil Ltda., and Anglo American Minério de Ferro Brasil S.A., collectively described as being "part of the Anglo American Group, one of the largest mining conglomerates in the world" v. Zamin Ferrous Ltd., described as a Cayman Islands company based in London, England, at the Supreme Court of the State of New York, County of New York.

Jay Solomon v. Dechert LLP et al: Complaint (‘Fraud, Extortion & Hacking’)

Complaint "for the damages the Plaintiff has suffered as a result of the Defendants’ conspiracy, racketeering, mail and wire fraud, personal injury, tortious interference with Plaintiff’s business relationships, entitlements and resultant damages and related torts, which includes Defendants conspiring with others, illegal hacking, kidnapping, perjury, witness tampering, obstruction of justice, extortion, money laundering and theft of highly confidential information, documents, and materials" in Jonathan 'Jay' Solomon, who "was a chief foreign affairs correspondent for The Wall Street Journal" v. Dechert LLP, "a global law firm"; David Neil Gerrard, of England, who was "co-head of Dechert's White Collar Compliance and Investigations practice"; David Graham Hughes, of England, "a lawyer and former Dechert partner"; Nicholas Del Rosso, Vital Management Services Inc., Amit Forlit, of Israel; Israel Insight Analysis, SDC-Gadot LLC, Amir Handjani, Andrew Frank, and KARV Communications Inc. at the U.S. District Court for the District of Columbia.

Farhad Azima et al v. Dechert LLP et al: Complaint (‘Racketeering’)

Complaint alleging "a sophisticated and organized group of individuals and entities led by Neil Gerrard engaged in a global campaign against perceived enemies of Ras Al Khaimah, a client of Dechert LLP" in Farhad Azima, described as "a successful entrepreneur" who has "founded and built numerous successful companies over the course of almost 50 years, including serving as chairman and CEO of multiple airlines"; ALG Transportation Inc., Main 3260 LLC, FFV W39 LLC, and FFV Development LLC v. Dechert LLP, David Neil Gerrard, David Graham Hughes, Nicholas del Rosso, Vital Management Services Inc., Amit Forlit, Insight Analysis and Research LLC, SDC-Gadot LLC, Amir Handjani, Andrew Frank, and KARV Communications at the U.S. District Court for the Southern District of New York.

Sheikh Walid bin Ibrahim al Ibrahim v. David Britt: Discovery Application (England Proceedings)

Application by Sheikh Walid bin Ibrahim al Ibrahim, described as a citizen of Saudi Arabia, to take discovery from John David Britt, described as a citizen of the United States, for use in legal proceedings in England in which "Sheikh Mohamed bin Issa al Jaber sued Applicant and his brother Sheikh Majid bin Ibrahim al Ibrahim over a USD $ 30 million payment made in 2002 by al Jaber to a company owned by Sheikh Majid", filed at the U.S. District Court for the Central District of California.

USA v. Tyler Joshua Evans: Extradition Complaint (United Kingdom)

Complaint to extradite Tyler Joshua Evans from the USA to the United Kingdom to face allegations "of abusing his position of trust and defrauding his employer, the Birmingham City Council, of over £900,000", filed at the U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Pennsylvania.

Nathan Christian v. Loyakk Ltd. et al: Complaint (‘Crypto Promotion Dispute’)

Complaint alleging breach of contract, unjust enrichment, and negligence regarding the promotion of an Initial Coin Offering in Nathan Christian, described as "a heralded and respected advisor in the blockchain technology sector" v. Loyakk Inc., Loyakk Ltd., of England; Salim Ali, and Sadiq Quasim, of England, at the U.S. District Court for the District of Wyoming.

Cambridge Sarnano Ltd. et al v. Kevin Robl et al: Complaint (‘$117M Fraud’)

Complaint alleging the defendants "swindled Plaintiffs out of tens of millions of dollars in a Ponzi scheme outrageous even by Hollywood standards" in Capital Providers of Cambridge Sarnano LLC, Cambridge Sarnano Ltd., of England, and The Final Investors LLC v. Kevin Robl, Remington Chase, a.k.a. William Westwood, a.k.a. William Eliot, and Production Capital LLC at the U.S. District Court for the Central District of California.

USA v. Narinder Singh: Complaint (‘Unreported Offshore Accounts’)

Complaint to collect unpaid penalties of $590,000 that were imposed for "willful violations" of the Bank Secrecy Act by failing to disclose accounts at Union Bancaire Privée in Switzerland and Barclays Bank Plc in the United Kingdom in USA v. Narinder Singh at the U.S. District Court for the Southern District of New York.

Cyprus: Western Union et al (‘Computer Fraud Investigation’)

Application for the appointment of a Commissioner to collect evidence from Western Union and Money Gram - pursuant to a request for judicial assistance from Cyprus - for a criminal investigation into "unknown subject(s) for computer fraud, obtaining goods by false pretenses, and money laundering" regarding an alleged scheme in which some of the proceeds were sent to individuals in England and the United States.

Nexo Capital SEZC: Directors

Director Details for Nexo Capital SEZC, obtained from the Cayman Islands General Registry on September 27th, 2022.

Nexo Capital Inc.: Directors

Director Details for Nexo Capital Inc., obtained from the Cayman Islands General Registry on September 27th, 2022.

Nexo Inc.: Directors

Director Details for Nexo Inc., obtained from the Cayman Islands General Registry on September 27th, 2022.

Nexo Inc. et al: Cease and Desist Order (Vermont)

Ex Parte Order to Cease and Desist by the State of Vermont Department of Financial Regulation in re. Nexo Inc., of the Cayman Islands; Nexo Capital Inc., of the Cayman Islands, and Nexo Financial LLC, a Delaware entity based in London, England, collectively described as "a financial services company that generates revenue by providing, deploying, and investing digital assets and virtual currencies".

New York AG v. Donald Trump et al: Complaint (‘$250M Fraud’)

Complaint alleging "numerous acts of fraud and misrepresentation in the preparation of Mr. Trump’s annual statements of financial condition" that "grossly inflated Mr. Trump’s personal net worth as reported in the Statements by billions of dollars" in People of the State of New York v. Donald J. Trump, Donald Trump Jr., Eric Trump, Ivanka Trump, Allen Weisselberg, Jeffrey McConney, The Donald J. Trump Organization Inc., Trump Organization LLC, DJT Holdings LLC, DJT Holdings Managing Member, Trump Endeavor 12 LLC, 401 North Wabash Venture LLC, Trump Old Post Office LLC, 40 Wall Street LLC, and Seven Springs LLC at the Supreme Court of the State of New York, County of New York.