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Barbados Gov’t ‘agent’ lost $6.7M in ‘COVID-19 vaccine fraud’

A Caribbean firm operated by Barbadian developer Mark Maloney that says it was hired by the Barbados Government to procure one million doses of a COVID-19 vaccine for the country's population claims to have been swindled out of $6.7 million. It's not clear from a complaint filed at federal court in the U.S. last week whether the amount originated from the Government or the company, Rational Investments Ltd.

Radical Investments Ltd. v. Good Vibrations Entertainment LLC et al: Complaint

Complaint alleging a $6.7 million fraud involving "non-existent doses" of a COVID-19 vaccine "for the purpose of vaccinating nearly 300,000 citizens of the island of Barbados" in Radical Investments Ltd., described as a St. Lucia company based in Barbados v. Good Vibrations Entertainment LLC, of Florida; Alex Lee Moore, a.k.a. Flex Moore; Prestige Pegasus LLC, of Colorado; Moniladae Coley, a.k.a. Moniladai Coley; Charles Stein, .k.a. Charlie Stein, a lawyer in California; Davidovich Stein Law Group LLC, a law firm California, and RDS Cargo Group DWC LLC, described as a Polish company based in the United Arab Emirates, at the U. S. District Court for the Southern District of Florida.

Kathleen Davis v. Estate of Iain Deane et al: Final Judgment

Final Judgment for $269 million in favor of the plaintiffs regarding "a systemic racketeering scheme employed by Iain Deane and various co-conspirators" involving Kingsland Estates Ltd., in Barbados, in Kathleen I. Davis, individually, as Trustee of the Marjorie Ilma Knox Revocable Trust, and as Personal Representative of the Estate of Marjorie Ilma Knox v. Estate of Iain Deane at the Circuit Court of the Eleventh Judicial Circuit, in and for Miami-Dade County, Florida.

Blackbird Capital LLC v. SION Trading FZE et al: First Amended Complaint

First Amended Complaint that "arises out of the Defendants' bad faith and fraudulent scheme, including a pattern of tortious and illegal misconduct and breaches of multiple contracts, related to a $25,000,000 loan Worth agreed to extend to Blackbird in connection with a planned real estate development project in Denver, Colorado" in Blackbird Capital LLC, described as "a real estate development company" in Iowa v. Worth Group Capital LLC, of Wyoming; Justin Ely, of Utah; Halls Law Office, of Idaho; Scotia International of Nevada, Inc., of Utah; Sion Trading FZE, of Ras Al Khaimah, in the United Arab Emirates; Max Warren Barber, of Utah; NaPo Limited, described as "a company located and incorporated in Bridgetown, Barbados, and Saint Lucia"; Nikolas Korakianitis, described as a citizen of Canada; GT Foundation, described as "a private interest foundation founded in Panama City, Panama" that "may have an office in London, England and/or New York", and Kumar Singh, of New York, at the U. S. District Court for the District of Utah.

Blackbird Capital LLC v. SION Trading FZE et al: Plaintiff’s Motion to File First Amended Complaint

Plaintiff's Motion to File First Amended Complaint alleging a "widespread fraudulent scheme perpetrated by Defendants in which they conspired to induce would-be borrowers to transfer significant funds to them as deposits on purported large-scale commercial loans" in Blackbird Capital LLC, described as "a real estate development company based in Des Moines, Iowa" v. Worth Group Capital LLC, of Wyoming; Justin Ely, of Utah; Halls Law Office, of Idaho; Scotia International of Nevada, Inc., of Utah; SION Trading FZE, of Ral Al Khaimah, of the United Arab Emirates; Max Warren Barber, of Utah; NaPo Limited, described as "a company located and incorporated in Bridgetown, Barbados, and Saint Lucia"; Nikolas Korakianitis, described as a citizen of Canada; GT Foundation, described as "a private interest foundation founded in Panama City, Panama" that "may have an office in London, England and/or New York", and Kumar Singh, described as a resident of New York, at the U. S. District Court for the District of Utah.

Blackbird Capital LLC v. SION Trading FZE et al: Order Allowing Email Service

Memorandum Decision and Order Granting Plaintiff's Motion for Leave to Serve SION Trading FZE by Email due to its owner, Max Warren Barber, "avoiding service" in Blackbird Capital LLC v. Worth Group Capital LLC, of Wyoming; Justin Ely, of Utah; Halls Law Office, of Idaho; Scotia International of Nevada, Inc., of Utah; SION Trading FZE, of Ral Al Khaimah, of the United Arab Emirates; Max Warren Barber, of Utah; NaPo Limited, described as "a company located and incorporated in Bridgetown, Barbados, and Saint Lucia"; Nikolas Korakianitis, described as a citizen of Canada; GT Foundation, described as "a private interest foundation founded in Panama City, Panama" that "may have an office in London, England and/or New York", and Kumar Singh at the U. S. District Court for the District of Utah.

Benchmark Interest (Asia) Ltd. v. Philip Groves: Discovery Application

Application by Benchmark Interest (Asia) Limited, described as a subsidiary of British Virgin Islands-domiciled Absolute Success Holdings Limited and "a significant investor in certain funds within the Pacific Harbor group", to take discovery from Philip G. Groves, described as the Founder, Chairman and CEO of the DAC Group, for use in "a court proceeding that will be commenced shortly in Barbados" involving "loss as a result of the wrongful conduct of DAC China SOS (Barbados) SRL", filed at the U. S. District Court for the Northern District of Illinois.

VL Assurance (Bermuda) Ltd. et al: Chapter 15 Petition

Chapter 15 Petition for Recognition of a Foreign Main Proceeding in Bermuda by Michael Morrison and Mark Allitt, of KPMG Advisory, as the Foreign Representatives of VL Assurance (Bermuda) Ltd., Valor Group Ltd., and Valor Management Ltd., described as Bermuda companies that are part of a group that also includes companies in Barbados, Ireland, Liechtenstein, and the United States and which are "victims of activity perpetrated between 2013 and 2016 by Jason Sugarman - a former director of the VL Bermuda Debtor - and others, including Jason Galanis, that ultimately led to the insolvency of the VL Bermuda Debtors", filed at the U. S. Bankruptcy Court for the Southern District of New York.

UAE ‘gold supplier’ SION Trading sued for ‘$5M fraud’

UAE-domiciled purported gold supplier SION Trading FZE, which has been implicated in several fraudulent schemes, including a cryptocurrency scam involving Bermuda-based Arbitrade, is being sued in Utah along with individuals and firms in or from Barbados, Canada, England, Panama, St. Lucia, and the USA for allegedly perpetrating a $5 million 'advance fee' fraud.

Blackbird Capital LLC v. SION Trading FZE et al: Complaint

Complaint alleging fraud in Blackbird Capital LLC, of Iowa v. Worth Group Capital LLC, of Wyoming; Justin Ely, of Utah; Halls Law Office, of Idaho; Scotia International of Nevada, Inc., of Utah; SION Trading FZE, of Ras Al Khaimah, in the United Arab Emirates; Max Warren Barber, of Utah; NaPo Limited, described as "a company located and incorporated in Bridgetown, Barbados, and Saint Lucia"; Nikolas Korakianitis, described as a citizen of Canada; GT Foundation, described as "a private interest foundation founded in Panama City, Panama" that "may have an office in London, England and/or New York", and Kumar Singh at the U. S. District Court for the District of Utah.

USA v. Peter Nygard: Criminal Indictment

Criminal Indictment for alleged sex trafficking and racketeering in USA v. Peter Nygard, a Canadian fashion executive who "operated a constellation of corporate entities organized in various countries, including Canada, the United States, the Bahamas, Barbados, and Hong Kong", at the U. S. District Court for the Southern District of New York.

UrtheCast Corp. et al: Chapter 15 Petition

Chapter 15 Petition for Recognition of Foreign Main Proceedings in Canada by Sai Chu, of Ernst & Young, as the Foreign Representative of UrtheCast Corp., of Canada, "a technology company developing world-first technologies in data services, geo-analytics, machine learning and artificial intelligence" whose shares are listed on the Toronto Stock Exchange; Geosys-Int'l Inc., of Delaware; Geosys Australia Pty., of Australia; Geosys Europe SARL, of Switzerland; Geosys S.A.S., of France; Geosys do Brasil Sistemas de Informacao Agriocola Ltda, of Brazil, and Deimos Imaging S.L.U., of Spain, at the U. S. Bankruptcy Court for the District of Minnesota.

Eddy Grant et al v. Donald Trump et al: Complaint

Complaint alleging copyright infringement regarding the song 'Electric Avenue' in Edmond Grant, professionally known as Eddy Grant, a musician and songwriter residing in Barbados; Greenheart Music Limited, of England, and Greenheart Music Limited, of Antigua and Barbuda v. Donald J. Trump and Donald J. Trump For President Inc. at the U. S. District Court for the Southern District of New York.

Ardent Harmony Fund Inc. v. BDO Trinity Ltd.: Opposition to Motion to Dismiss

Opposition to Defendant's Motion to Dismiss regarding allegations of negligence, professional malpractice, and fraudulent concealment in Ardent Harmony Fund Inc. (in Liquidation), of the Cayman Islands v. BDO Trinity Ltd., a.k.a. BDO Trinidad & Tobago, of Trinidad & Tobago, at the Supreme Court of the State of New York.

Loyal Bank Ltd. et al v. Mastercard International Inc.: Complaint

Complaint alleging breach of contract in Loyal Bank Limited, of Saint Vincent and the Grenadines, and its Joint Liquidators, Ikins Clarke, of Barbados, and Rikhi Rampersad, of Trinidad & Tobago v. Mastercard International Inc. at the U. S. District Court for the Southern District of New York.

Henrique Rodriguez Guillen v. Bank of America: Discovery Application

Application by Henrique Rodriguez Guillen to take discovery from Bank of America and The Northern Trust International Banking Corporation for use in "contemplated civil and criminal proceedings in the Dominican Republic and Barbados" involving HES (Caribbean) International Holdings, SRL, of Barbados, and allegations of "fraud and money laundering", filed at the U. S. District Court for the Southern District of New York.

USA v. Donville Inniss: Finding of Guilt

News Release from the United States Department of Justice announcing that Donville Inniss, described as a "Former Member of Barbados Parliament and Minister of Industry", has been "found guilty" for his role in a bribery scheme that, as previously reported by OffshoreAlert, involved insurers Insurance Corporation of Barbados Ltd., of Barbados, and BF&M Ltd., of Bermuda, which was the majority shareholder of ICBL.

HES (Caribbean) International Holdings SRL v. Northern Trust International Banking Corp.: Discovery Application

Application by HES (Caribbean) International Holdings SRL, of Barbados, to take discovery from The Northern Trust International Banking Corporation regarding Henrique Rodriguez Guillén, a citizen of Venezuela, for use in "contemplated civil and criminal proceedings in the Dominican Republic and Barbados", filed at the U. S. District Court for the District of New Jersey.

USA moves to bar trial evidence that ‘bribes are a custom’ in Barbados

Former Barbados Government Minister Donville Inniss should be precluded from introducing evidence at his upcoming money laundering trial in New York that "bribes are a custom or practice in Barbados", the United States has argued. The alleged scheme involved insurers BF&M, of Bermuda, and Insurance Corporation of Barbados.

Maigualida Naranjo Barrios v. Banesco USA et al: Discovery Application

Application by Maigualida Naranjo Barrios, of Venezuela, to take discovery from Banesco USA, of Coral Gables, Florida; SunTrust Bank, of Miami; SunTrust Banks, Inc., of Miami; Miura Investment Advisors, Inc., formerly Multiplicas Investment Advisors, Inc., of Miami; MWM Investments Ltd., of Barbados; Multiplicas Investments Ltd., of Barbados; Italo D'Alfonso, Mario V. D'Alfonso, Hugo Ortega, and Marlo G. Ovalles, all of Miami, for use in legal proceedings in Venezuela against Manuel Salvador Torruella Seijas, filed at the U. S. District Court for the Southern District of Florida.

USA v. Donville Inniss et al: Second Superseding Indictment

Second Superseding Indictment for money laundering regarding an alleged bribery scheme that, inter alia, involved Insurance Corporation of Barbados Ltd., of Barbados, and BF&M Ltd., of Bermuda, in USA v. Donville Inniss, described as a former Member of Parliament and Minister of Industry, International Business, Commerce and Small Business Development in Barbados; Ingrid Innes, described as a citizen of Canada and resident of Barbados, and Alex Tasker, described as a citizen and resident of Barbados, at the U. S. District Court for the Eastern District of New York.

Blake Ducharme et al v. Sandra Hill et al: Writ of Summons

Writ of Summons alleging defamation in Blake Ducharme, of Houston, Texas, and Black Gold Investments Inc., with an address in Miami, Florida, and which appears to be domiciled in Barbados v. Sandra Hill, of the Cayman Islands, and Cayman Marl Road LLC, of Delaware, at the Grand Court of the Cayman Islands.

USA v. Donville Inniss et al: USA’s Pre-Trial Motions

Government's Pre-Trial Motions regarding an alleged bribery scheme that, inter alia, involved Insurance Corporation of Barbados Ltd., of Barbados, and BF&M Ltd., of Bermuda, in USA v. Donville Inniss, described as a former Member of Parliament and Minister of Industry, International Business, Commerce and Small Business Development in Barbados; Ingrid Innes, described as a citizen of Canada and resident of Barbados, and Alex Tasker, described as a citizen and resident of Barbados, at the U. S. District Court for the Eastern District of New York.

Kathleen Davis v. Estate of Iain Deane: Third Amended Complaint

Third Amended Complaint alleging "a coordinated and systemic racketeering scheme employed by Defendants to intimidate, threaten, defame, obstruct, coerce, defraud and extort an elderly woman, Marjorie Ilma Knox, into a forcible sale of her shares in Kingsland Estates, Ltd., a multimillion-dollar real estate company in Barbados, for a price that was far below market value" in Kathleen I. Davis, individually, as Trustee of the Marjorie Ilma Knox Revocable Trust and as Personal Representative of the Estate of Marjorie Ilma Knox v. Estate of Iain Deane at the Circuit Court of the Eleventh Judicial Circuit, in and for Miami-Dade County, Florida.

USA v. Donville Inniss: Criminal Indictment

Criminal Indictment in USA v. Donville Inniss, a former Member of Parliament and Minister of Industry in Barbados, at the U. S. District Court for the Eastern District of New York.

Fraudster sentenced to 4 years in prison for Cayman Development Fund fraud

British financial advisor Arthur Vann was yesterday sentenced to four years in prison in the U.S. for swindling 14 investors out of $3.2 million via a Cayman Islands hedge fund whose directors included Sandy Schwab, son of California-based billionaire discount brokerage pioneer Charles Schwab.

Bermuda and Curacao funds used to launder $125M fraud proceeds, say police

Offshore funds in Bermuda and Curacao - ADG Absolute Diversified Growth Fund and Enterprise Emerging Markets Fund - were used by fraudsters in India to launder the proceeds of a $125 million investment scam by Bombay Stock Exchange-listed technology firm Geodesic Ltd., according to Mumbai police.