Aruba

Edwin Duijneveld v. USA: Petition to Quash IRS Summons

Petition to Quash Summons directed to Bank of America on the grounds that it "will violate the attorney-client privilege under the law of Aruba" in Edwin Duijneveld, a "former attorney" in Aruba v. USA at the U. S. District Court for the District of Delaware.

Aruba: Oro Cash N.V.

Application for the appointment of a Commissioner - pursuant to a request for judicial assistance by Aruba - to collect evidence for a criminal investigation into suspected tax fraud and money laundering by Oro Cash N.V.

‘Remove document about money laundering investigation or my clients will sue’, says Aruba attorney

Letter from Aruba-based attorney Rudolf E. Offringa, representing the heirs of Pursi Tjew San Jie-A-Swie, Farley hon Ping Jie-A-Swie, Kong Hing Supermarket NV, Kong Hing Supercenter NV and Kong Hing Freezone NV, threatening to sue OffshoreAlert if a document concerning a criminal investigation into suspected money laundering and forgery involving his clients was not removed "immediately".

USA v. Stanley Shew-A-Tjon: Criminal Indictment

Indictment in USA v. Stanley Shew-A-Tjon for alleged securities fraud involving International Accredited Investment Club, LLC, of Florida; Qik International Investment Club, LLC, of Aruba; and Mercury Management Consulting Limited, of the British Virgin Islands.

Steve Segal et al v. Raymond Bitar et al: Class Action Complaint

Class Action Complaint filed by Steve Segal, Nick Hammer, Robin Hougdahl, and Todd Terry against Raymond Bitar, Nelson Burtnick, Full Tilt Poker Ltd., Tiltware LLC, Vantage Ltd., Filco Ltd., Kolyma Corp. AVV, Pocket Kings Ltd., Pocket Kings Consulting Ltd., Ranston Ltd., Mail Media Ltd., Howard Lederer, Phil Ivey, Christopher 'Jesus' Ferguson, John Juanda, Jennifer Harman-Traniello, Phillip Gordon, Erick Lindgren, Erik Seidel, Andrew Bloch, Mike Matusow, Gus Hansen, Allen Cunningham, and Patrik Antonius at the U. S. District Court for the Southern District of New York.

British American Insurance Company Ltd.: Chapter 15 Petition

Chapter 15 Petition for Recognition of a Foreign Main Proceeding in the Bahamas by Juan Lopez, a.k.a. John Lopez, as the Foreign Representative of British American Insurance Company Limited, at the U. S. Bankruptcy Court for the Southern District of Florida.

Lawsuit filed over abandoned Aruba timeshare development

A civil lawsuit has been filed in Florida concerning an abandoned private public sector project to build a “luxury timeshare resort” in Aruba.Plaintiff RRC Aruba Ltd., known as Royal Resorts, which is incorporated in Belize and based at 43 Barrack

Court dismisses offshore insurance fraud indictment

A United States federal judge has dismissed a criminal indictment against all eight defendants who were accused of using several offshore reinsurers to commit a $45 million fraud.All 54 counts of conspiracy, fraud and money laundering against Michael Arthur Reeve,

PayPal records targeted by IRS in offshore tax evasion investigation

The IRS has asked a U. S. federal court for permission to serve a “John Doe” summons on Internet money transfer firm PayPal Inc. as part of a clampdown on tax evasion using offshore credit and debit cards.“The records requested in the summons will identify the holders of bank accounts at, or payment cards issued by banks in, the listed jurisdictions, information which is not otherwise readily available to the Internal Revenue Service,” stated the IRS in its petition.

Canada: RJR Tobacco International Inc.

Application for the appointment of a Commissioner to collect evidence for a criminal investigation in Canada into JTI-MacDonald, Corp. (previously known as RJR Macdonald, Inc.), Northern Brands International, Inc., RJ Reynolds Tobacco Co. (Delaware), RJ Reynolds Tobacco International, Inc., Dale Sisel, Jaap Uittenbogaard, Edward Lang, Pierre Brunelle, Paul Neumann, Roland Kostantos, Stanley Smith and Peter MacGregor for alleged tax evasion.

IRS receives permission to serve subpoena on First Data Corp.

The world's largest processor of credit card payments has been ordered by a United States court to assist the IRS in its investigation into tax evasion using offshore accounts.First Data Corp. must turn over information about transactions by holders of American Express, Visa and MasterCard credit cards that were issued by or on behalf of certain offshore financial institutions.

USA v. Michael Arthur Reeve et al: Criminal Indictment

Criminal Indictment in USA vs. Michael Arthur Reeve, John Anthony Claro, Jack H.M. Ferguson, Milton Doke Wilkinson, Gary I. Hoskie, James Arthur Glidewell, and Euan David McNicoll at the U. S. District Court for the Southern District of Texas.

IRS accesses records of Florida card processor

A Florida-based firm which processes card transaction payments has been ordered to turn over its records to the IRS as part of an investigation into offshore tax evasion using MasterCard, VISA and American Express. An order issued on September 11, 2003 at the U. S. District Court for the Southern District of Florida allows the IRS to serve a "John Doe" summons on Credomatic of Florida Inc., of Brickell Avenue, Miami.

US court approves application to serve summonses on VISA International for tax evasion investigation

A California court has approved a request by the Internal Revenue Service for leave to file "John Doe" summonses on VISA International as part of an investigation into tax evasion using offshore credit cards. The order, issued on March 28, 2002, allows the IRS to examine the records of VISA credit or debit cards issued "by, through, or on behalf of banks or other financial institutions" in 31 offshore jurisdictions.

Aruba: Farley Jie-A-Swie et al

Application for the appointment of a Commissioner to collect evidence - pursuant to a request for judicial assistance from Aruba - for a criminal investigation into Pursi Jie-A-Swie and Farley Jie-A-Swieet for suspected money laundering and forgery.

Aruba: Pursi Tjew San Jie-A-Swie et al

Application for the appointment of a Commissioner to collect evidence - pursuant to a request for judicial assistance from Aruba - for a criminal investigation into Pursi Tjew San Jie-A-Swie, Farley Hon Ping Jie-A-Swie, Gerrit de Rouw, Hon Wo Choy, Kong Hing Supermarket NV, Kong Hing Supercenter NV and Kong Hing Freezone NV for suspected money laundering.

Aruba: Pursi Jie-A-Swie et al

Application for the appointment of a Commissioner to collect evidence - pursuant to a request for judicial assistance from Aruba - for a criminal investigation into Pursi Tjew San Jie-A-Swie, Farley Hon Ping Jie-A-Swie, Gerrit de Rouw, Hon Wo Choy, Kong Hing Supermarket NV, Kong Hing Supercenter NV and Kong Hing Freezone NV for suspected money laundering of the proceeds of narcotics trafficking and forgery.

Regulators take action against Caruba International

The latest Pyramid scheme run by 28-year-old Damon Westmoreland, called Caruba International, seems to be headed the way of his last, which was shut down by regulators in the United States.Caruba International, which claims to be operated "entirely in Aruba" but appears to be run from Florida and California, has been subject to two enforcement actions in the US.

Major countries strike hard against offshore centers

The high stakes poker game between onshore and offshore governments lost six players recently but another 35 have 12 months to decide whether the OECD is bluffing with the threat of sanctions.Bermuda, the Cayman Islands, Cyprus, Malta, Mauritius and San Marino have all signed an 'Advanced Letter of Commitment' agreeing to co-operate with international tax investigations.