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Three indicted in NY for ‘$155M Biscayne Capital fraud’

Three men have been indicted in New York for allegedly perpetrating a $155 million fraud and money laundering scheme involving entities in or from Argentina, Bahamas, Belgium, Bermuda, British Virgin Islands, Cayman Islands, Ecuador, Germany, Switzerland, Uruguay, and the United States.

USA v. Roberto Cortes et al: Criminal Indictment

Criminal Indictment alleging conspiracy to commit wire fraud, bank fraud and money laundering involving entities in or from Argentina, Bahamas, Belgium, Bermuda, British Virgin Islands, Cayman Islands, Ecuador, Germany, Switzerland, Uruguay, and the United States in USA v. Roberto Gustavo Cortes Ripalda, described as a citizen of Ecuador and the U.S.; Fernando Haberer Bergson, described as a citizen of Germany and Uruguay and a resident of Argentina, and Ernesto Heraclito Weisson Pazmino, described as a citizen of Ecuador and the U.S., at the U. S. District Court for the Eastern District of New York.

Belgium FPSF v. Lion Advisory Inc. Pension Plan et al: ‘€6.5M Tax Fraud’ Complaint

Complaint for €6.5 million alleging "a fraudulent scheme that caused FPSF Belgium to pay large amounts of money to putative entities in the United States claiming to be owed tax refunds relating to corporate dividends" in Kingdom of Belgium Federal Public Service Finance, described as Belgium's tax collection agency v. Lion Advisory Inc. Pension Plan, described as a New York-based "trust recognized by the U.S. Internal Revenue Service"; Richard Markowitz, of New York; Luke McGee, of Philadelphia, Pennsylvania; John van Merkensteijn, of New York; FGC Securities LLC, described as being domiciled in Delaware and based in New York, and Stephen Wheeler, of Shrewsbury, New Jersey, at the U. S. District Court for the Southern District of New York.

Belgium FPSF v. Xiphias LLC Pension Plan et al: ‘€7.9M Tax Fraud’ Complaint

Complaint for €7.9 million alleging "a fraudulent scheme that caused FPSF Belgium to pay large amounts of money to putative entities in the United States claiming to be owed tax refunds relating to corporate dividends" in Kingdom of Belgium Federal Public Service Finance, which is Belgium's tax collection agency v. Xiphias LLC Pension Plan, described as a New York-based "a trust recognized by the U.S. Internal Revenue Service"; Richard Markowitz, of New York; Matthew Stein, of New York; John van Merkensteijn, of New York; FGC Securities LLC, described as being domiciled in Delaware and based in New York; Alicia Colodner, of New York, and Stephen Wheeler, of New Jersey, at the U. S. District Court for the Southern District of New York.

Belgium FPSF v. Ganesha Industries Pension Plan et al: ‘€6.8M Tax Fraud’ Complaint

Complaint for €6.8 million alleging "a fraudulent scheme that caused FPSF Belgium to pay large amounts of money to putative entities in the United States claiming to be owed tax refunds relating to corporate dividend" in Kingdom of Belgium Federal Public Service Finance, which is Belgium's tax collection agency v. Ganesha Industries Pension Plan, described as a New York-based "trust recognized by the U.S. Internal Revenue Service"; Adam LaRosa, of New Jersey; Jerome L'Hote, of New York; FGC Securities LLC, of New York, and Stephen Wheeler, of New Jersey, at the U. S. District Court for the Southern District of New York.

Belgium FPSF v. Traden Investments Pension Plan et al: ‘€6.3M Tax Fraud’ Complaint

Complaint for €6.3 million alleging "a fraudulent scheme that caused FPSF Belgium to pay large amounts of money to putative entities in the United States claiming to be owed tax refunds relating to corporate dividends" in Kingdom of Belgium Federal Public Service Finance, which is Belgium's tax collection agency v. Traden Investments Pension Plan, described as a New York-based "trust recognized by the U.S. Internal Revenue Service"; Adam LaRosa, of New Jersey; FGC Securities LLC, described as being domiciled in Delaware and based in New York, and Stephen Wheeler, of New Jersey, at the U. S. District Court for the Southern District of New York.

Belgium FPSF v. Michelle Investments LLC Pension Plan et al: ‘€6M Tax Fraud’ Complaint

Complaint for €6 million alleging "a fraudulent scheme that caused FPSF Belgium to pay large amounts of money to putative entities in the United States claiming to be owed tax refunds relating to corporate dividends" in Kingdom of Belgium Federal Public Service Finance v. Michelle Investments LLC Pension Plan, of New York; Richard Markowitz, of New York; John van Merkensteijn, of New York; FGC Securities LLC, of New York; Alicia Colodner, of New York, and Stephen Wheeler, of New Jersey, at the U. S. District Court for the Southern District of New York.

Belgium FPSF v. Delvian LLC Pension Plan et al: ‘€6.3M Tax Fraud’ Complaint

Complaint for €6.3 million alleging "a fraudulent scheme that caused FPSF Belgium to pay large amounts of money to putative entities in the United States claiming to be owed tax refunds relating to corporate dividends" in Kingdom of Belgium Federal Public Service Finance v. Delvian LLC Pension Plan, of New York; Alicia Colodner, of New York; Richard Markowitz, of New York; John van Merkensteijn, of New York; FGC Securities LLC, of New York, and Stephen Wheeler, of New Jersey, at the U. S. District Court for the Southern District of New York.

Belgium FPSF v. AOI Pension Plan et al: ‘€5.9M Tax Fraud’ Complaint

Complaint for €5.9 million alleging "a fraudulent scheme that caused FPSF Belgium to pay large amounts of money to putative entities in the United States claiming to be owed tax refunds relating to corporate dividends" in Kingdom of Belgium Federal Public Service Finance v. AOI Pension Plan, of New York; Adam LaRosa, of New Jersey; Matthew Stein, of New York; FGC Securities LLC, of New York, and Stephen Wheeler, of New Jersey, at the U. S. District Court for the Southern District of New York.

Kumtor Gold Company CJSC et al: Chapter 11 Petition

Chapter 11 Petition by Kumtor Gold Company CJSC and Kumtor Operating Company CSJC, both of the Kyrgyz Republic and owned by Centerra Gold Inc., of Toronto, Canada, at the U. S. Bankruptcy Court for the Southern District of New York. Creditors include companies in Belarus, Belgium, Canada, China, England, Finland, Gibraltar, Kazakhstan, Kyrgyz Republic, Netherlands, Russia, Scotland, and Switzerland.

Patokh Chodiev v. Refinitiv US LLC et al: Discovery Application

Application by Patokh Chodiev, described as a "successful international businessperson and philanthropist" and director of "Eurasian Resources Group" with a residence in London who is "originally from Uzbekistan" but also a citizen of Russia and Belgium, to take discovery from Refinitiv US LLC and Thomson Reuters Holdings Inc. for use in "contemplated English court proceedings" against Refinitiv Limited "arising from its publication in its commercial product, the World-Check Risk Intelligence Service database, of a poorly supported and damaging report on Mr. Chodiev that has harmed and continues to harm him", filed at the U. S. District Court for the Southern District of New York.

Kazakhstan et al v. Daniel Chapman et al: Notice of Removal

Notice of Removal, including a copy of the complaint alleging the defendants "are conspiring with, and aiding and abetting, a fraudulent scheme led by Moldovan oligarch Anatolie Stati, his son Gabriel Stati, and a murky web of companies that they control, often secretly", in Republic of Kazakhstan and Outrider Management LLC v. Daniel Chapman, Argentem Creek Holdings LLC, Argentem Creek Partners LP, Pathfinder Argentem Creek GP LLC, and ACP I Trading LLC at the U. S. District Court for the Southern District of New York.

Hansi Ombregt v. Cynthia Arciaga: Fixed Date Claim Form

Fixed Date Claim Form in Hansi Ombregt, of Belgium v. Cynthia Arciaga, of Thailand, as Administrator of the Estate of the late Jean Pierre Ombregt, deceased, who "built a successful business providing services of industrial wastewater treatment, water reuse and green energy solutions", at the British Virgin Islands High Court.

Skandia Mutual Life Insurance Co. et al. v. Viatris Inc. et al: Complaint

Complaint "to recover damages for losses Plaintiffs suffered in connection with their acquisition of Mylan securities between February 16, 2016 and May 24, 2019" in Skandia Mutual Life Insurance Co., Länsförsäkringar AB, both of Sweden; KBC Asset Management NV, of Belgium, and GIC Private Limited, described as a "sovereign wealth ... wholly by the Government of Singapore" v. Viatris Inc., described as being formed through a merger of Mylan NV, of the Netherlands, and Pfizer Inc.; Heather Bresch, Rajiv Malik, Kenneth S. Parks, Anthony Mauro, and James Nesta at the U. S. District Court for the Southern District of New York.

Alexander Neuhauser v. Venezuela: Complaint

Complaint alleging defaulted bonds in Alexander Neuhauser, of Antwerp, Belgium v. Bolivarian Republic of Venezuela at the U. S. District Court for the Southern District of New York.

USA v. Nika Nazarovi et al: Criminal Indictment

Criminal Indictment against "citizens of multiple countries, including Georgia, Latvia, Romania, Bulgaria, and Belgium" who were described as being "members of a transnational organized crime network known as 'QQAAZZ'" that "provided money laundering services to significant cybercriminal organizations that stole money from unwitting victims in the United States and abroad" involving accounts at financial institutions in Belgium, Germany, Portugal, Spain, the Netherlands, Turkey, and the United Kingdom in USA v. Nika Nazarovi, a.k.a. Nika Utiashvili, a.k.a. Mihail Atansov, a.k.a. Stefan Trifonov Zhelyazkov; Martins Ignatjevs, a.k.a. Yordan Angelov Stoyanov, a.k.a. Aleksander Tihomirov, a.k.a. Svetlin Iliyanov Asenov; Aleksandre Kobiashvili, a.k.a. Antonios Nastas, a.k.a. Ognyan Krasimirov Trifonov; Dmitrijs Kuzminovs, a.k.a. Parush Gospodinov Genchev; Valentins Sevecs, a.k.a. Marek Jaswilko, a.k.a. Rafal Szczytko; Dmitrijs Slapins, Armens Vecels, Artiom Capacli, Ion Cebanu, Tomass Trescinkas, Ruslans Sarapovs, Silvestrs Tamenieks, Andelhak Hamdaoui, and Petar Iliev at the U. S. District Court for the Western District of Pennsylvania.

J.P. Morgan Bank Luxembourg SA v. Laertes Holdings: Winding Up Petition

Winding Up Petition regarding an alleged debt of $57.9 million in J.P. Morgan Bank Luxembourg SA, of Luxembourg v. Laertes Holdings, whose "ultimate beneficial owner" was identified as Matthew Sutherland, of Wootton, Warwickshire, England, at the Grand Court of the Cayman Islands.

Firestar Diamond Inc. et al v. Ami Modi et al: Complaint

Complaint alleging racketeering regarding "the largest bank fraud in Indian history" and involving companies and individuals in Belgium, the British Virgin Islands, Delaware, Dubai, England, Hong Kong, New York, South Dakota, and Texas in Firestar Diamond Inc., Firestar Diamond Inc., Fantasy Inc., and Old AJ Inc., f.k.a. Jaffe Inc. v. Ami Javeri, a.k.a. Ami Modi; Purvi Mehta, a.k.a. Purvi Modi; Nehal Modi, Neeshal Modi, Central Park Real Estate LLC, Central Park South 50 Properties LLC, Trident Trust Company (South Dakota) Inc., as Trustee of the Ithaca Trust; Twin Fields Investments Ltd., Auragem Company Ltd., Brilliant Diamonds Ltd., Eternal Diamonds Corporation Ltd., Fancy Creations Company Ltd., Hamilton Precious Traders Ltd., Sino Traders Ltd., Sunshine Gems Ltd., Unique Diamond and Jewellery FZC, World Diamond Distribution FZE, Vista Jewelry FZE, Empire Gems FZE, Universal Fine Jewelry FZE, Diagems FZC, Tri Color Gems FZE, Pacific Diamonds FZE, Himalayan Traders FZE, Unity Trading FZE, Fine Classic FZE, and DG Brothers FZE at the U. S. Bankruptcy Court for the Southern District of New York.

IIG Global Trade Finance Fund Ltd.: Chapter 15 Petition

Chapter 15 Petition for Recognition of a Foreign Main Proceeding in the Cayman Islands by Alexander Lawson and Christopher Kennedy, of Alvarez and Marsal Cayman Islands Ltd., as the Foreign Representatives of IIG Global Trade Finance Fund Ltd. (in Official Liquidation), at the U. S. Bankruptcy Court for the Southern District of New York.

‘Make my name disappear,’ writes Jeff Van Rooyen

Letter from Jeff Van Rooyen, of Belgium, requesting the removal from OffshoreAlert's website of a public warning against Best Plan SÀRL by the Swiss Financial Market Supervisory Authority.

Turkey v. Hamit Çiçek: Discovery Application

Application by the Republic of Turkey to take discovery from Hamit Çiçek for use in an international arbitration involving Cascade Investments NV, of Belgium, filed at the U. S. District Court of the District of New Jersey.

Best Plan Sàrl: Public Warning

Public Warning by the Swiss Financial Market Supervisory Authority regarding suspected "unauthorized activities" by Best Plan Sàrl, a Montreux, Switzerland-domiciled financial services consultant whose corporate records filed with the Swiss Federal Registry of Commerce show that the firm's principals and shareholders have included Jonathan Schneiter and Royal Asset Management SA, the latter of which is a Lausanne, Switzerland-domiciled firm whose principal is identified in corporate filings as Jeff Van Rooyen, of Belgium.

SDO International Equity Inc. v. Christelle Nzololo: Claim Form

Claim Form regarding a Monaco company called SCI Kiomo in SDO International Equity Inc., of the British Virgin Islands v. Christelle Fila Nzololo, described as a citizen of the Reublic of the Congo and Belgium residing in Hong Kong, at the British Virgin Islands High Court.

Christine Grablis et al v. OneCoin Ltd. et al: First Amended Class Action Complaint

First Amended Class Action Complaint regarding an alleged cryptocurrency fraud in which much of the proceeds were allegedly laundered in the Cayman Islands and Ireland in Donald Berdeaux, of Montana, and Christine Grablis, of Tennessee v. OneCoin Ltd., of Bulgaria; Ruja Ignatova, of Bulgaria; Konstantin Igantov, of Bulgaria; Sebastian Greenwood, of Sweden; Mark Scott, of Coral Gables, Florida; Irina Andreeva Dilinska, David Pike, of Coral Gables, Florida, and Nicole J. Huesmann, of Coral Gables, Florida, at the U. S. District Court for the Southern District of New York.

NN2 Newco Ltd.: Chapter 15 Petition

Chapter 15 Petition for Recognition of a Foreign Main Proceeding in England and Wales by Jane Moriarty, as the Foreign Representative of NN2 Newco Limited, an indirect subsidiary of Nyrstar N.V., of Belgium and Switzerland, at the U. S. Bankruptcy Court for the Southern District of New York.

UK businessman with sprawling offshore group wanted for fraud in Bermuda

An Interpol Red Notice has been issued against U.K. national Ramesh Dusoruth, who evidently fled Bermuda after being criminally charged with swindling "several million dollars" from investors in his offshore finance group, which includes firms in Bermuda, Cayman Islands, Channel Islands, Cyprus, England, Malta, Netherlands, and possibly the BVI.

Belgium: Claude Pierret

Application for the appointment of a Commissioner to collect evidence - pursuant to a request for judicial assistance from Belgium - for a criminal investigation into Claude Pierret for suspected murder.

Girobank NV et al v. IIG Trade Opportunities Fund NV et al: Petition

Petition for an order of attachment in connection with an arbitration in Girobank NV and Girobank International NV, both of Curaçao v. IIG Trade Opportunities Fund NV, of Curaçao; IIG Capital LLC, of New York, and The International Investment Group LLC, of New Jersey, at the Supreme Court of the State of New York, County of New York.

Aberdeen Canada Funds et al v. Perrigo Company Plc et al: Complaint

Complaint in Aberdeen Canada Funds - Global Equity Fund, a series of Aberdeen Canada Funds; Aberdeen Global - World Equity Fund, Aberdeen Global Equity Fund, a series of Aberdeen Funds; Aberdeen Global Equity Fund, a series of Aberdeen Institutional Commingled Funds, LLC; Aberdeen Standard Fully Hedged International Equities Fund, Aberdeen Standard International Equity Fund, Aberdeen Standard Actively Hedged International Equities Fund, Aberdeen Islamic World Equity Fund, Aberdeen Life Global (ex UK) Equity Fund, Aberdeen Life World Equity Fund, Aberdeen Monceau, Aberdeen Multi Asset Fund and Aberdeen World Equity Fund, each a sub-fund of Aberdeen Investment Funds ICVC; Aberdeen Northern American Equity Enhanced Index Fund, a sub-fund of Aberdeen Investment Funds UK ICVC II; Islamic Global Equity Fund, a sub-fund of Aberdeen Islamic SICAV; Aurion International Daily Equity Fund, City and County of Swansea Pension Fund, Devon County Council, Falkirk Council Pension Fund, Hampshire County Council - Global Equity Portfolio; London Borough of Hounslow Superannuation Fund, Staffordshire Pension Fund, Desjardins Global Equity Value Fund, Hydro One Pension Plan, Shell Canada 2007 Pension Plan, I3 Global Equity Fund, LF Greenmount Fund, Permodalan Nasional Berhard, MTR Corporation Limited Retirement Scheme, National Pension Service, and State of Idaho Endowment Fund Investment Board v. Perrigo Company Plc, Joseph C. Papa, and Judy L. Brown at the U. S. District Court for the District of New Jersey.

Kazakhstan v. Linklaters LLP: Discovery Application

Ex Parte Petition by the Republic of Kazakhstan to take discovery from Linklaters LLP for legal proceedings involving Anatolie Stati, Gabriel Stati, Ascom Group, SA, and Terra Raf Trans Traiding Ltd., filed at the U. S. District Court for the Southern District of New York.

Kazakhstan v. Jefferies & Co.: Discovery Application

Ex Parte Petition by the Republic of Kazakhstan to take discovery from Jefferies & Co. for legal proceedings involving Anatolie Stati, Gabriel Stati, Ascom Group, SA, and Terra Raf Trans Traiding Ltd., filed at the U. S. District Court for the Southern District of New York.

Kazakhstan v. GLG LLC: Discovery Application

Ex Parte Petition by the Republic of Kazakhstan to take discovery from GLG LLC for legal proceedings involving Anatolie Stati, Gabriel Stati, Ascom Group, SA, and Terra Raf Trans Traiding Ltd., filed at the U. S. District Court for the Southern District of New York.

Kazakhstan v. Renaissance Capital: Discovery Application

Ex Parte Petition by the Republic of Kazakhstan to take discovery from Renaissance Capital for legal proceedings involving Anatolie Stati, Gabriel Stati, Ascom Group, SA, and Terra Raf Trans Traiding Ltd., filed at the U. S. District Court for the Southern District of New York.

OL Group Ltd. et al v. Assured Fund: Winding Up Petition

Winding Up Petition in OL Group Limited and Citco Bank and Trust Company (Bahamas) Limited, on behalf of EnTrustPermal Select Opportunities Ltd., EnTrustPermal Select Opportunities II Ltd., EnTrustPermal Hedge Fund Opportunities Ltd., and EnTrustPermal Hedge Fund Opportunities II Ltd., all of the British Virgin Islands v. Assured Fund at the Grand Court of the Cayman Islands.

Patokh Chodiev et al v. Joseph Szlavik et al: Discovery Application

Application by Patokh Chodiev, described as "a naturalized Belgian citizen", and International Mineral Resources B.V., of the Netherlands v. Joseph Szlavik and Rinat Akhmetshin for use in legal proceedings in Belgium alleging "a smear campaign aimed at harming Applicant Patokh Chodiev financially and subjecting him to criminal liability", filed at the U. S. District Court for the District of Columbia.

FTK Worldwide Mfg BVBA: Chapter 15 Petition

Chapter 15 Petition for Recognition of a Foreign Main Proceeding in Belgium by Benny Goossens and Frans De Roy, as the Foreign Representative of F.T.K. Worldwide Mfg BVBA, formerly known as FTK Worldwide Manufacturing BVBA, at the U. S. Bankruptcy Court for the District of Delaware.

Exelco NV: Chapter 15 Petition

Chapter 15 Petition for Recognition of a Foreign Main Proceeding in Belgium by Frans De Roy and Benny Goossens, as the Foreign Representatives of Exelco NV, at the U. S. Bankruptcy Court for the District of Delaware.