USA

Alyeska Master Fund LP et al v. Alta Mesa Resources Inc. et al: Petition

Petition alleging fraud in Alyeska Master Fund LP, Alyeska Master Fund 2 LP, and Alyeska Master Fund 3 LP, all of the Cayman Islands v. Alta Mesa Resources, Inc., James T. Hackett, Thomas J. Walker, William Gutermuth, Jeffrey H. Tepper, Diana J. Walters, Stephen Coats, Harlan H. Chappelle, Michael E. Ellis, Ronald Smith, David M. Leuschen, Pierre F. Lapeyre, Jr., William W. McMullen, Don Dimitrievich, Donald Sinclair, Riverstone Holdings LLC, Bayou City Energy Management, LLC, HPS Investment Partners, LLC, and ARM Energy Holdings LLC at the District Court for Harris County, Texas.

Pierce Robertson et al v. Mark Cuban et al: Class Action Complaint (‘Voyager Digital Crypto Fraud’)

Class Action Complaint alleging fraud involving crypto broker Voyager Digital in Pierce Robertson, Rachel Gold, Sanford Gold, Rahil Sayed, Christopher Ehrentraut, Todd Manganiello, Dan Newsom, William Ayer, Anthony Dorn, Dameco Gates, Marshall Peters, and Edwin Garrison v. Mark Cuban, Dallas Basketball Limited, d.b.a. Dallas Mavericks, and Stephen Ehrlich at the U.S. District Court for the Southern District of Florida.

Manny Alicandro v. Coinbase Global Inc. et al: Class Action Complaint (‘Crypto Fraud’)

Class Action Complaint alleging securities fraud in A. Manny Alicandro v. Coinbase Global Inc., which operates a cryptocurrency platform; Brian Armstrong, Alesia J. Haas, Jennifer N. Jones, Marc L. Andreesen, Frederick Ernest Ehrsam III, Kathryn Haun, Kelly Kramer, Gokul Rajaram, Fred Wilson, Emilie Choi, Surojit Chatterjee, AH Capital Management LLC, Paradigm Fund LP, Ribbit Management Company LLC, Tiger Global Management LLC, Union Square Ventures LLC, and Viserion Investment Pte Ltd., of Singapore, at the U.S. District Court for the Southern District of New York.

Kings Wharf Opportunities Fund LP v. Affluence Corp. et al: Complaint

Complaint in Kings Wharf Opportunities Fund LP, of Bermuda, which "invests in the debt and equity securities of microcap publicly traded companies" v. Affluence Corp., of Oak Brook, Illinois, described as a telecom technology and smart cities company focused on 4G and 5G technology", and Registered Agents Inc., of Boulder, Colorado, at the U.S. District Court for the District of Maryland.

Golden Sphinx Ltd.: Chapter 15 Petition (Jersey)

Chapter 15 Petition for Recognition of a Foreign Main Proceeding in Jersey, in the Channel Islands, by Andrew Wood, as the Foreign Representative of Golden Sphinx Limited, described as a "passive investment-holding" vehicle whose ultimate beneficiaries are Alexander Sabadash, "formerly an elected Senator in Russia", his wife, Larisa Sabadash, and their two adult children and whose "principal assets" are a $45 million residence in Beverly Hills, California, and "certain debts from various parties", including Garry Itkin, described as a former director of the debtor who "engaged in fraudulent and unauthorized self-dealing actions", filed at the U.S. Bankruptcy Court for the Central District of California.

Ekopel D.O.O. v. BNY Mellon NA: Complaint ($590,000)

Complaint regarding "missing funds" totaling $590,000 in Ekopel D.O.O., of Slovenia, described as an exporter of medical equipment v. BNY Mellon N.A. at the U.S. District Court for the District of Columbia.

N.P.S.SF. Debt Co. Sàrl v. Standard Chartered Bank et al: Discovery Application

Application by N.P.S.SF. Debt Co. Sàrl, of Luxembourg, to take discovery from Standard Chartered Bank, Citigroup, d.b.a. Citibank; The Bank of New York Mellon Corporation, Bank of America N.A., JPMorgan Chase Bank N.A., Deutsche Bank AG, Deutsche Bank Trust Company Americas, HSBC Bank, Société Générale, UniCredit Bank AG, Credit Suisse Bank N.A., UBS Group AG, Wells Fargo Bank N.A., The Clearing House Payments Company L.L.C., Bank of China, BNP Paribas USA, Commerzbank AG, Mashreq Bank PSC, and Habib American Bank for use in legal proceedings in Germany, India, Marshall Islands, Pakistan, Saints Kitts and Nevis, and United Arab Emirates, filed at the U.S. District Court for the Southern District of New York.

Farhad Azima v. Global Impact Services et al: Discovery Application (England Proceedings)

Application by Farhad Azima to take discovery from Global Impact Services, Eitan Arusy, and Truist Financial Corporation for use in legal proceedings in England and Wales styled as "Farhad Azima -v- (1) RAKIA (2) David Neil Gerrard (3) Dechert LLP and (4) James Edward Deniston Buchanan" in which Azima "seeks to hold a group of overseas defendants responsible for the unlawful hacking of Petitioner’s electronic data", filed at the U.S. District Court for the Southern District of Florida.

USA v. Airbus A319-100 Aircraft: Seizure Warrant Application (‘Russian oligarch Andrei Skoch’)

Application for Seizure Warrant in USA v. Airbus A319-100 Aircraft, which was "purchased ... through a series of shell companies and trusts" in Aruba, Belize, Cyprus, and Jersey, in the Channel Islands involving accounts in England, Isle of Man, Switzerland, and USA and in which "an interest" is allegedly held by Andrei Skoch, described as "a member of Russia's State Duma" since 1999 and "a Deputy of the Duma", filed at the U.S. District Court for the Southern District of New York.

Loomis Sayles Trust Company LLC v. Citigroup Global Markets Inc.: Class Action Complaint

Class Action Complaint alleging breach of contract and breach of fiduciary duty against the defendant "for its failure to achieve best execution in connection with trades it executed on March 18, 2022 that resulted in excess of $70 million in damages" in Loomis Sayles Trust Company LLC v. Citigroup Global Markets Inc. at the U.S. District Court for the Southern District of New York.

Donald Kocher v. Coinbase Inc. et al: Shareholder Derivative Complaint (‘Crypto Fraud’)

Shareholder Derivative Complaint "for the benefit of Nominal Defendant Coinbase Global, Inc. against certain of the Company’s current and former executive officers and members of the Board of Directors (the “Board”) aiming to rectify the Defendants’ violations of the Securities Act and breaches of fiduciary duties for issuing false and misleading statements and/or omitting material information in the Company’s public filings" in Donald Kocher v. Brian Armstrong, Alesia J. Haas, Jennifer N. Jones, Marc L. Andreessen, Frederick Ernest Ehrsam III, Kathryn Haun, Kelly Kramer, Gokul Rajaram, and Fred Wilson, as Defendants, and Coinbase Inc., as Nominal Defendant, at the U.S. District Court for the District of Delaware.

Vijay Patel v. Coinbase Global Inc. et al: Class Action Complaint (‘Crypto Fraud’)

Class Action Complaint alleging fraud in Vijay Patel v. Coinbase Global Inc., described as a provider of "financial infrastructure and technology products and services for the cryptocurrency economy (or "cryptoeconomy") in the U.S. and internationally.Brian Armstrong, and Alesia J. Haas", at the U.S. District Court for the District of New Jersey.

Orbis Global Equity LE Fund et al v. Alta Mesa Resources Inc. et al: Complaint

Complaint alleging securities fraud in Orbis Global Equity LE Fund, of Australia; Orbis Global Equity Fund, of Australia; Orbis Global Balanced Fund, of Australia; Orbis SICAV, of Luxembourg; Orbis Institutional Global Equity L.P., of Delaware; Orbis Global Equity Fund Limited, of Bermuda; Orbis Institutional Funds Limited, of Bermuda; Allan Gray Australia Balanced Fund, of Australia; Orbis OEIC, of England and Wales, and Orbis Institutional U.S. Equity L.P., of Delaware v. Alta Mesa Resources, Inc., James T. Hackett, Thomas J. Walker, William Gutermuth, Jeffrey H. Tepper, Diana J. Walters, Stephen Coats, Harlan H. Chappelle, Michael E. Ellis, Ronald Smith, David M. Leuschen, Pierre F. Lapeyre, Jr., William W. McMullen, Don Dimitrievich, Donald Sinclair, Riverstone Holdings LLC, Bayou City Energy Management, LLC, HPS Investment Partners, LLC, and ARM Energy Holdings LLC at the U.S. District Court for the Southern District of Texas.

USA v. Dmitry Ukrainskiy: Criminal Indictment

Criminal Indictment alleging the defendant was "a member of a criminal conspiracy that used malicious software and other mechanisms to take control of bank accounts of unsuspecting victims and misappropriate funds from those accounts" in USA v. Dmitry Ukrainskiy, described as "a Russian national residing in Thailand", at the U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of New York.

USA v. 73,586.17 USDT: Forfeiture Complaint (‘Crypto Fraud’)

Forfeiture Complaint in USA v. 73,586.17 USDT (Tether) that are "proceeds of a cryptocurrency fraud scheme" and were seized from an account at Binance cryptocurrency exchange, filed at the U.S. District Court for the District of Massachusetts.

CoVenture – Burt Credit Opportunities GP LLC v. Joshua Coleman et al: Notice of Dismissal of Sterling Resources Entities

Notice of Dismissal of The Sterling Resources Insurance Agency Inc. and Sterling Resources International of Bermuda Ltd. in CoVenture – Burt Credit Opportunities GP, LLC v. Joshua William Coleman, Sterling Risk Holdings, LLC, Burtonvic Capital, LLC, Burtonvic Capital, LLC- ViiMed Series, Burtonvic Capital, LLC- Vesta Series, Griffin Aviation, LLC, KCG Crypto Holdings, LLC, The Sterling Resources Insurance Agency, Inc., Sterling Resources International of Bermuda Ltd., of Bermuda; Strata Energy Holdings LLC, Strata Holdings, LLC, Vesta Biomass, LLC, Vesta Biomass Supply LLC, Vesta Holdings, LLC, Vesta O&G Holdings, LLC, Vesta Renewables, LLC, the Jenna K. Coleman Dynasty Trust, the Jenna K. Coleman Revocable Trust, SEK Holding Co LLC, and the Povedano Trust at the Superior Court for the State of Delaware, for New Castle County.

Petrus Advisers Investments Fund LP v. Starwood Capital Group Management LLC et al: Discovery Application (Austria Proceedings)

Application by Petrus Advisers Investments Fund LP, by its General Partner, Petrus Advisers Investments General Partner Inc., to take discovery from Starwood Capital Group Management LLC, BSS SCG GP Holdings LLC, Starwood Capital Group Holdings GP LLC, SCGG II GP LLC, Starwood Capital Group Global II LP, Starwood XI Management LP, and Starwood XI Management GP LLC for use in legal proceedings in Austria "initiated by Petrus Advisers, as a minority shareholder of an Austrian corporation, CA Immobilien Anlagen AG, with regard to alleged illegal actions taken by the majority shareholder and its appointees and controlled persons", filed at the U.S. District Court for the Southern District of Florida.

GetSwift Technologies Ltd. et al: Chapter 11 Petition

Chapter 11 Petition by GetSwift Technologies Limited, of Vancouver, Canada, and GetSwift Inc., of New York, described as "a delivery and workforce management software-as-service (SaaS) platform that has been utilized by clients in over 70 countries and across more than 70 different verticals to automate and manage their local delivery operations and delivery drivers", at the U.S. Bankruptcy Court for the Southern District of New York.

USA v. Zachary Friedman: Criminal Information (‘Tax Evasion’)

Criminal Information alleging tax evasion in USA v. Zachary Friedman, described as "a United States citizen whose permanent residence was in New York, New York, or Dubai, United Arab Emirates", at the U.S. District Court for the District of Columbia.

Laos v. John Baldwin et al: Petition to Enforce Arbitral Awards ($5M)

Petition to Enforce Foreign Arbitral Awards totaling $5 million in The Government of the Lao People's Democratic Republic, a.k.a. Laos v. John K. Baldwin, who "claims his residence" is in the Northern Mariana Islands; Bridge Capital LLC, described as being domiciled in the Northern Mariana Islands; Lao Holdings NV, described as being domiciled in Aruba, in the Netherlands Antilles, and Sanum Investments Ltd., described as being domiciled in Macau, at the U.S. District Court for the Northern Mariana Islands.

Lithuania: BMO Harris Bank (‘Tax Evasion Investigation’)

Application for the appointment of a Commissioner to collect evidence from BMO Harris Bank - pursuant to a request for judicial assistance from Lithuania - for a criminal investigation into an unidentified company for fraud, appropriation of property, incorrect reporting of income, profits, and assets; fraudulent accounting, and forgery of documents.

Oasis Focus Fund LP v. York Capital Management et al: Discovery Application (Cayman Islands Proceedings)

Application by Oasis Focus Fund LP v. York Capital Management, Roberta Lipson, as Trustee for Benjamin Lipson Plafker Trust, Daniel Lipson Plafker Trust, Johnathan Lipson Plafker Trust, Ariel Benjamin Lee Trust, and Lipson 2021 GRAT; Warburg Pincus LLC, and Michael Garrow for use in "an appraisal proceeding" in the Cayman Islands to determine "the fair value of the shares of New Frontier Health Corporation", filed at the U.S. District Court for the Southern District of New York.

Brent Jay v. Brock Pierce et al: Complaint (‘Crypto Fraud’)

Complaint alleging a cryptocurrency fraud involving "Ethereum, Everpedia IQ Token, and Wax Tokens" in Brent Jay v. Scott Walker, Distributed Network Advisors LLC, Brian Sands, April Sands, Brock Pierce, and James Glasscock at the U.S. District Court for the District of Nevada.

Portugal: Wells Fargo Bank (‘Malicious Software Fraud’)

Application for the appointment of a Commissioner to collect evidence from Wells Fargo Bank - pursuant to a request for judicial assistance from Portugal - for a criminal investigation into an "unknown subject" for suspected fraud.

‘I know where you live,’ writes IRS target Kevin Wessell

Letter from self-described "asset protection expert" Kevin Wessell letting OffshoreAlert's publisher know that he has his full name and home address and requesting the removal "within 48 hours" of the word 'fraud' to describe an IRS investigation into his "Wessell Group" or face hearing from "my attorneys".

SEC v. Vladimir Okhotnikov et al: Complaint (‘$300M Crypto Fraud’)

Complaint alleging a $300 million crypto-based investment fraud involving an "unincorporated entity" in Russia called Forsage in U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission v. Vladimir Okhotnikov, described as a citizen of Russia residing in Tbilisi, Georgia; Jane Doe, a.k.a. Lola Ferrari, who "is believed to be a Russian national residing in Bali, Indonesia"; Mikhail Sergeev, who "is believed to reside in Moscow, Russia; Sergey Maslakov, who "is believed to reside in Gelendzhik or Moscow, Russia"; Samuel D. Ellis, of Kentucky; Mark F. Hamlin, of Virginia; Sarah L. Theissen, of Wisconsin; Carlos L. Martinez, of Chicago, Illinois; Ronald R. Deering, of Idaho; Cheri Beth Bowen, of Mississippi, and Alisha R. Shepperd, of Florida, at the U.S. District Court for the northern District of Illinois.

Andrew Calo v. Coinbase Inc.: Complaint

Complaint for $10,000 regarding a crypto dispute in Andrew Calo, described as a citizen of the United Kingdom residing in San Diego, California v. Coinbase Inc., of San Francisco, California, at the Superior Court for the State of California, County of San Francisco.

CoVenture – Burt Credit Opportunities GP LLC v. Joshua Coleman et al: Complaint ($57M)

Complaint alleging breach of financing agreement against all defendants and fraud against Joshua Coleman, Sterling Risk Holdings LLC and Burtonvic Capital LLC in CoVenture – Burt Credit Opportunities GP, LLC v. Joshua William Coleman, Sterling Risk Holdings, LLC, Burtonvic Capital, LLC, Burtonvic Capital, LLC- ViiMed Series, Burtonvic Capital, LLC- Vesta Series, Griffin Aviation, LLC, KCG Crypto Holdings, LLC, The Sterling Resources Insurance Agency, Inc., Sterling Resources International of Bermuda Ltd., of Bermuda; Strata Energy Holdings LLC, Strata Holdings, LLC, Vesta Biomass, LLC, Vesta Biomass Supply LLC, Vesta Holdings, LLC, Vesta O&G Holdings, LLC, Vesta Renewables, LLC, the Jenna K. Coleman Dynasty Trust, the Jenna K. Coleman Revocable Trust, SEK Holding Co LLC, and the Povedano Trust at the Superior Court for the State of Delaware, for New Castle County.

Tether and Bitfinex Crypto Asset Litigation: Letter Motion (‘Discovery Disputes’)

Letter Motion by plaintiffs regarding a discovery dispute in a case styled as ‘Tether and Bitfinex Crypto Asset Litigation’ in David Leibowitz et al v. iFinex Inc., a.k.a. Bitfinex; DigFinex Inc., BFXNA Inc., BFXWW Inc., Tether International Limited, Tether Operations Limited, Tether Holdings Limited, all of the British Virgin Islands; Tether Limited, of Hong Kong; Ludovicus Jan van der Velde, a citizen of the Netherlands, and Giancarlo Devasini, a citizen of Italy, at the U. S. District Court for the Southern District of New York.

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.

Three Arrows Capital Ltd.: Chapter 15 Recognition Order

Order Granting Chapter 15 Recognition in the matter of Three Arrows Capital Ltd., a British Virgin Islands-domiciled, Singapore-based crypto hedge fund, at the U.S. Bankruptcy Court for the Southern District of New York.

Polymath Holdings v. All.Health Inc. et al: Complaint

Complaint alleging "a classic 'fake-it-until-you-make' tale of fraud - without the 'making it'" in Polymath Holdings, described as a Cayman Islands company based in Dubai, in the United Arab Emirates v. All.Health Inc., Hosain Rahman, Michael Luna, Talos Digital LLC, Talos LLC, and Perficient Inc. at the Superior Court of the State of California, for the County of San Francisco.

Three Arrows Capital Ltd.: Chapter 15 Hearing Presentation

Chapter 15 Hearing Presentation by Russell Crumples and Christopher Farmer, as the Foreign Representatives of Three Arrows Capital Ltd., a British Virgin Islands-domiciled, Singapore-based crypto hedge fund, at the U.S. Bankruptcy Court for the Southern District of New York.

Kevin Barnes v. Carson Block et al: Summons With Notice (‘$7M Share of $14M Whistleblower Reward’)

Summons With Notice for a claim of $7 million alleging the defendants "refused to compensate" the plaintiff for his work in "exposing ongoing fraud at a company publicly traded on the NASDAQ stock exchange" after defendant Carson Block received "an approximately $14 million whistleblower award" from the SEC in Kevin Barnes v. Carson Block and Muddy Waters LLC at the Supreme Court of the State of New York, County of New York.