Costa Rica

CFTC v. Rudy Avila et al: Complaint

Complaint alleging a $5.35 million investment fraud in Commodity Futures Trading Commission v. Rudy Avila, a.k.a. Jose Rodolfo Avila Gutierrez, described as a resident of Texas; The L.I.F.T Group LLC, of Texas; CIG Internacional SA, a.k.a. Commodity Investment Group, a.k.a. CIG Internacional, a.k.a. CIG International, of Costa Rica; Trading Technologies Group SA, of Costa Rica; Trading Ventures Group LLC, described as a Texas company that claimed to have offices in Texas and London, England; Capital Ventures Group LLC, of Texas, and Ventures Group LLC, of Texas, at the U. S. District Court for the Northern District of Texas.

USA v. Isac Schwarzbaum: Magistrate Judge’s Recommendation

U.S. Magistrate Judge's Report Recommending that the USA's Motion to Repatriate Foreign Assets be granted to satisfy a judgment in excess of $15 million for failure to disclose foreign accounts in Costa Rica and Switzerland in USA v. Isac Schwarzbaum, who was born in Germany and lives in Florida, at the U. S. District Court for the Southern District of Florida.

Costa Rica: Oscar Stib Porras Centeno

Application for the appointment of a Commissioner to collect evidence from Amazon - pursuant to a request for judicial assistance from Costa Rica - for a criminal investigation into Oscar Stib Porras Centeno for suspected fraud.

USA v. Isac Schwarzbaum: USA’s Motion to Repatriate Foreign Assets

Motion to Repatriate Foreign Assets to satisfy a judgment "in excess of $15 million" for failure to disclose foreign accounts in Costa Rica and Switzerland in USA v. Isac Schwarzbaum, who was born in Germany and lives in Florida, at the U. S. District Court for the Southern District of Florida.

Costa Rica: Amazon.com LLC

Application for the appointment of a Commissioner to collect evidence from Amazon.com LLC - pursuant to a request for judicial assistance from Costa Rica - for a criminal investigation into suspected fraud by someone using the name Mendez Esquivel Nelkin.

Rasel Ltd. et al v. Michael Gauss: Bankruptcy Petition

Involuntary Chapter 7 Petition by alleged creditors with claims totaling $9.4 million in Rasel Ltd., of Beverly Hills, CA; Consul Group RE 2021, S.R.L., of Costa Rica; NEEW TNG, formerly known as RSW Investment Group, Ltd., of the British Virgin Islands; SWIG America Consulting LLC, of Lanham, MD; Arteam Consult, Ltd., of Lanham, MD; Genius of Wealth, LLC, of London, England, and SWIG International Ltd., of London, England v. Michael I. Gauss, a.k.a. Mikhail Gauss, a.k.a. Michael I. Syroejine, a.k.a. Mikhail Gass, a.k.a. Michael Ivan Syroejine, a.k.a. Mikhail Syrojeschin, a.k.a. Mikhail Syroetine, a.k.a. Michael Fuss, a.k.a. Michael Guss, a.k.a. Mikhail Syroejin, a.k.a. Michael Syrojeschin, of Santa Barbara, CA, at the U. S. Bankruptcy Petition for the Central District of California.

USA v. FCI Holdings Inc.: Forfeiture Complaint

Forfeiture Complaint regarding proceeds derived from "a fraudulent telemarketing 'boiler room' in Costa Rica" operated by "Jeffrey Pearson and others" in USA v. An Account at Butterfield Bank (Bahamas) Limited in the name of FCI Holdings Limited at the U. S. District Court for the Southern District of Florida.

Costa Rica: Maria Marta Silva Meneses et al

Application for the appointment of a Commissioner to collect evidence from Wells Fargo Bank - pursuant to a request for judicial assistance from Costa Rica - for a criminal investigation into "Maria Marta Silva Meneses and other unknown subjects" for suspected involvement in investment fraud.

Costa Rica: Dermis Hernandez

Application for the appointment of a Commissioner to collect evidence - pursuant to a request for judicial assistance from Costa Rica - for a criminal investigation into Dermis Hernandez for suspected investment fraud and money laundering.

Avianca Holdings SA et al: Chapter 11 Petition

Chapter 11 Petition by Avianca Holdings SA, Aero Transporte de Carga Unión, S.A. de C.V., Aeroinversiones de Honduras, S.A., Aerovías del Continente Americano S.A., Avianca Airlease Holdings One Ltd., America Central (Canada) Corp., America Central Corp., AV International Holdco S.A., AV International Holdings S.A., AV International Investments S.A., AV International Ventures S.A., AV Investments One Colombia S.A.S., AV Investments Two Colombia S.A.S., AV Taca International Holdco S.A., Avianca Costa Rica S.A., Avianca Holdings S.A., Avianca Leasing, LLC, Avianca, Inc., Avianca-Ecuador S.A., Aviaservicios, S.A., Aviateca, S.A., Avifreight Holding Mexico, S.A.P.I. de C.V., C.R. Int'l Enterprises, Inc., Grupo Taca Holdings Limited, International Trade Marks Agency Inc., Inversiones del Caribe, S.A., Isleña de Inversiones, S.A. de C.V., Latin Airways Corp., Latin Logistics, LLC, Nicaraguense de Aviación, Sociedad Anónima (Nica, S.A.), Regional Express Américas S.A.S., Ronair N.V., Servicio Terrestre, Aereo y Rampa S.A., Servicios Aeroportuarios Integrados SAI S.A.S., Taca de Honduras, S.A. de C.V., Taca de México, S.A., Taca International Airlines S.A., Taca S.A., Tampa Cargo S.A.S., Technical and Training Services, S.A. de C.V., collectively described as "the second-largest airline group in Latin America", filed at the U. S. Bankruptcy Court for the Southern District of New York.

Ileana Agudelo et al v. Horizon Crescent Wealth LLC et al: Judgment

Judgment dismissing Claimants' application for summary judgments and for further disclosure by the Qatar Financial Centre Regulatory Authority in Ileana Agudelo and Eniluz Jhoana Gonzalez Aponte, both of Costa Rica, as Claimants v. Horizon Crescent Wealth LLC, of Qatar; Patrick Baeriswyl, of Switzerland, and Jean Marc Mantegani, of England, as Defendants, and Qatar Financial Centre Regulatory Authority, which suspects money laundering, an Interested Party, at the Civil and Commercial Court of the Qatar Financial Centre.

Peru: Alejandro Toledo Manrique

Complaint to extradite Alejandro Toledo Manrique, a former president of Peru, from the USA to Peru to face allegations of soliciting and receiving a $20 million bribe from Constructora Norberto Odebrecht SA regarding the Peru-Brazil Southern lnteroceanic Highway Project and laundering it "through various companies and offshore accounts", including those in Costa Rica, England, Israel, and Switzerland, filed at the U. S. District Court for the Northern District of California.

Yarhi Foundation v. Laura Santana Chacon: Discovery Application

Application by Yarhi Foundation, of Panama, to take discovery from Laura R. Santana Chacon for use in legal proceedings in Spain alleging fraud and forgery in a real estate transaction against Laura Santana Chacon, a citizen of the United States; Francisco Antonio Giro Camacho, of Marbella, Spain; Ignacio Rama Villar, of Gerona, Spain; Salvador Farres Ripoll, of Barcelona, Spain; Tamara Church, a citizen of the United Kingdom, possibly residing in Costa Rica; Ragol Inversiones SL, of Spain; Noraland SL, of Spain, and Paragon Costa del Sol SL, of Spain, filed at the U. S. District Court for the Northern District of Georgia.

SEC v. Worldwide Markets Ltd. et al: Complaint

Complaint alleging fraud in U. S. Securities and Exchange Commission v. Worldwide Markets Ltd., of the British Virgin Islands; TAB Networks Ltd., of New Jersey, and Thomas E. Plaut, of New Jersey, at the U. S. District Court for the District of New Jersey.

Costa Rica: Ana Zoila Gatgens Maykall

Complaint to extradite Ana Zoila Gatgens Maykall, a.k.a. Ana Zoila Gattgens, a.k.a. Ana Zoila Hicks, from the USA to Costa Rica to face a charge of embezzlement.

USA v. Isac Schwarzbaum: Complaint

Complaint alleging failure to report foreign financial accounts in Costa Rica and Switzerland in USA v. Isac Schwarzbaum, described as being born in Germany and based in Florida, at the U. S. District Court for the Southern District of Florida.

Lifestyles Ventures Cayman: Petition

Petition In the Matter of Lifestyles Ventures Cayman (in Provisional Liquidation) at the Grand Court of the Cayman Islands.

Costa Rica: Philip Powers

Complaint for the extradition of Philip Richard Powers from the USA to Costa Rica to face allegations of fraud, filed at the U. S. District Court for the Central District of California.

Silvia Juri et al v. Hope Funds SA et al: Liquidation Order

Order in Silvia Juri, Masivos Sociedad Anonima, Maria Teresa Huerta, Ignacio Goncalvez, Andrea Setti, Hernan Costa Silva, Juan Manuel Eiras, Patricia Peterson, and Diego Sarquis v. Hope Funds SA, Marketsite Ltd., and Global Entertainment Enterprises Ltd. at the British Virgin Islands High Court.

Silvia Juri et al v. Hope Funds SA et al: Originating Application

Originating Application in Silvia Juri, Masivos Sociedad Anonima, Maria Teresa Huerta, Ignacio Goncalvez, Andrea Setti, Hernan Costa Silva, Juan Manuel Eiras, Patricia Peterson, and Diego Sarquis v. Hope Funds SA, Marketsite Ltd., and Global Entertainment Enterprises Ltd. at the British Virgin Islands High Court.

Evergreen E-Pay Solutions, Inc. et al v. Belize Bank, Ltd. et al: First Amended Complaint

First Amended Complaint in Evergreen E-Pay Solutions, Inc., Digital Empire USA, Inc., Robert Allen, and Kellianne Beltran v. Visa, Inc., Visa International Service Association, Inc., Credomatic International Corp., Belize Bank International, Ltd., British Caribbean Bank International Limited, The Belize Bank, Ltd., B.B. International, Ltd., BCB Holdings, Ltd., and Caribbean Investment Holdings, Ltd. at the U. S. District Court for the Southern District of Florida.

Evergreen E-Pay Solutions, Inc. et al v. Belize Bank, Ltd. et al: Complaint

Complaint in Evergreen E-Pay Solutions, Inc., Digital Empire USA, Inc., Robert Allen, and Kellianne Beltran v. Visa, Inc., Visa International Service Association, Inc., Caribbean Investment Holdings, Ltd., BCB Holdings, Ltd., British Caribbean Bank International, Ltd., Belize Bank, Ltd., Belize Bank International, Ltd., Alina Gonzalez, Filippo Alario, Christopher Coye, and Credomatic International Corporation at the U. S. District Court for the Southern District of Florida.

USA v. Jeffrey Webb et al: Redacted Plea Transcripts

Redacted Plea Transcripts of Jeffrey Webb, Alejandro Burzaco, and José Margulies in USA v. Jeffrey Webb, Eduardo Li, Julio Rocha, Costas Takkas, Jack Warner, Eugenio Figueredo, Rafael Esquivel, Jose Maria Marin, Nicolas Leoz, Alejandro Burzaco, Aaron Davidson, Hugo Jinkis, Mariano Jinkis, and Jose Margulies at the U. S. District Court for the Eastern District of New York.

USA v. Betting Clients of 5Dimes.com: Seizure Application

Application for a warrant to seize 15 Accounts at Amazon Payments, Inc. in the names of GC Lover, Diego Alfaro Esquivel, Blue Iguana, Ellen McCormack, Alea Burke, Ricardo Calderon Perera, Sonia Mora Navarro, Hao Quan Wu, Sheyni, Uzoma Iquagwu, Allan, Kevin Chacon, Tony, and Sharavan who are allegedly clients of Costa Rica-based Internet gaming firm 5Dimes at the U. S. District Court for the Eastern District of Pennsylvania.

Costa Rica: Jorge Arturo Arce Lara

Application for the appointment of a Commissioner to collect evidence - pursuant to a request for judicial assistance from Costa Rica - for a criminal investigation into Jorge Arturo Arce Lara for suspected fraud.

SEC v. Harold Gallison II et al: Complaint

Complaint in U. S. Securities and Exchange Commission v. Harold Bailey Gallison II, a.k.a. BJ Gallison, a.k.a. Bart Williams; Moneyline Brokers, Bastille Advisors, Inc., Club Consultants, Inc., Jurojin, Inc., Sandias Azucaradas CR, S.A., Vanilla Sky, S.A., Roger C. Coleman, Sr., Ann M. Hiskey, Robin M. Rushing, David K. Rushing, Michael J. Randles, Warrior Girl Corp., Carl H. Kruse, Sr., Carl H. Kruse, Jr., a.k.a. Carl Kruse-Velasquez; Allan M. Migdall, Nature's Peak, formerly known as Everock, Inc.; Frank J. Zangara, Mark S. Dresner, Charles S. Moeller, Robert S. Oppenheimer, Antonio J. Katz, Richard S. Roon, Fry Canyon Corporation, L.F. Technology Group LLC, Starburst Innovations LLC, Tachion Projects, Inc., B.H.I. Group, Inc., U D F Consulting Inc., Digital Edge Marketing LLC, Core Business One, Inc., Spectrum Research Group Inc., Oceanic Consulting LLC, and Akat Global LLC at the U. S. District Court for the Southern District of New York.

USA v. Harold Gallison, Jr. et al: Criminal Indictment

Indictment in USA v. Harold Bailey Gallison II, a.k.a. BJ Gallison; Michael J. Randles, Ann Marie Hiskey, Roger G. Coleman, Carl H. Kruse, Sr., Carl H. Kruse, Jr., Frank J. Zangara, Mark S. Dresner, and Charles S. Moeller at the U. S. District Court for the Eastern District of Virginia.

USA v. Jeffrey Webb et al: Criminal Indictment

Indictment in USA v. Jeffrey Webb, Eduardo Li, Julio Rocha, Costas Takkas, Jack Warner, Eugenio Figueredo, Rafael Esquivel, Jose Maria Marin, Nicolas Leoz, Alejandro Burzaco, Aaron Davidson, Hugo Jinkis, Mariano Jinkis, and Jose Margulies, a.k.a. Jose Lazaro, at the U. S. District Court for the Eastern District of New York.

Costa Rica: Leonardo Mendez Jimenez

Complaint for the Extradition of Leonardo Mendez Jimenez from the USA to Costa Rica to serve a prison sentence for narcotics trafficking.

Eight months in prison for former Harris Organization president Larry Gandolfi

Larry Gandolfi, a former president of the long-defunct Panama-based criminal enterprise known as The Harris Organization, was today sentenced in Miami to eight months in prison for tax fraud. He has been released on bail pending a surrender date being fixed for him to begin serving his sentence.

USA v. Wm-Center.com et al: Complaint

Complaint in USA v. Wm-Center.com, E-Naira.com, Ecardone.com, Ebuygold.com, Getemoney.com, Epaymonster.com, Instantgolding.com, JTGold.com, Goldnairaexchange.com, Superchange.ru, Webmoney.co.nz, M-Gold.com, Goldmediator.com, AbsoluteExchange.eu, Mewahgold.com, Centregold.ca, Electrumx.com, Tukarduid.com, Enternova.com, Tacoauthorized.com, Intexchange.com, Ukrnetmoney.com, Wmirk.com, NigeriaGoldExchanger.com, Edealspot.com, Duyduychanger.com, Magnetic-Exchange.com, MoneyExchange.com, Abc-ex.net, Mi-Billetera.com, Nicciexchange.com, Exhere.com, AlertExchanger.com, VelaExchange.com, and Goldexpay.com at the U. S. District Court for the Southern District of New York.

USA v. Liberty Reserve SA et al: TRO Application

Application for Post-Indictment Restraining Order in USA v. Liberty Reserve SA, Arthur Budovsky, a.k.a. Arthur Belanchuk, a.k.a. Eric Paltz; Vladimir Kats, a.k.a. Ragnar; Ahmed Yassine Abdelghani, a.k.a. Alex; Allan Esteban Hidalgo Jimenez, a.k.a. Allan Garcia; Azzeddine El Amine, Mark Marmilev, a.k.a. Marko; and Maxim Chukharev at the U. S. District Court for the Southern District of New York.

USA v. Liberty Reserve SA et al: Criminal Indictment

Indictment in USA v. Liberty Reserve SA, Arthur Budovsky, a.k.a. Arthur Belanchuk, a.k.a. Eric Paltz; Vladimir Kats, a.k.a. Ragnar; Ahmed Yassine Abdelghani, a.k.a. Alex; Allan Esteban Hidalgo Jimenez, a.k.a. Allan Garcia; Azzeddine El Amine, Mark Marmilev, a.k.a. Marko; and Maxim Chukharev at the U. S. District Court for the Southern District of New York.