Croatia

USA v. Julius Csurgo et al

US charges 17 entities that ‘swindled investors out of $100M+ in multiple securities fraud schemes’

Sixteen individuals and one company have been charged with securities fraud in New York regarding 'multiple schemes' that allegedly swindled more than $100 million from investors around the world. Those charged are from or operated in many onshore and offshore countries, including Antigua and Barbuda, Bahamas, Belize, British Virgin Islands, Bulgaria, Canada, Cayman Islands, Chile, Croatia, Denmark, France, Germany, Hungary, Italy, Monaco, Spain, Switzerland, Turkey, United Kingdom, and United States.

USA v. Julius Csurgo et al: Criminal Indictment

Criminal Indictment alleging securities fraud and money laundering involving individuals or entities in or from the Bahamas, Canada, Cayman Islands, Croatia, Denmark, France, Hungary, Monaco, Spain, Switzerland, United Kingdom, and USA in USA v. Julius Csurgo and Anthony Korculanic at the U. S. District Court for the Southern District of New York.

USA v. Ronald Bauer et al: Criminal Indictment

Criminal Indictment alleging securities fraud and money laundering involving individuals or entities in or from Antigua and Barbuda, Bulgaria, Canada, Cayman Islands, Croatia, Denmark, Monaco, Switzerland, United Kingdom, and USA in USA v. Ronald Bauer, Craig Auringer, Petar Mihaylov, and Daniel Ferris, at the U. S. District Court for the Southern District of New York.

USA v. Curtis Lehner et al: Criminal Indictment

Criminal Indictment alleging securities fraud and money laundering involving individuals or entities in or from the Bahamas, Canada, Croatia, Denmark, France, Germany, Monaco, Spain, Switzerland, Turkey, United Kingdom and USA in USA v. Curtis Lehner, Courtney Vasseur, Hasan Sario, and Domenic Calabrigo at the U. S. District Court for the Southern District of New York.

Balkan Investment Opportunity Fund: License Cancellation

Decision Notice by the Cayman Islands Monetary Authority cancelling the mutual fund registration of Balkan Investment Opportunity Fund. Editor's Note: Research by OffshoreAlert showed that Balkan Investment Opportunity Fund is based in Croatia and has a website at www.biof.biz, where its service providers are identified as Balkan Investment Management Limited, investment manager; Vrijednosnice Osijek d.o.o., administrator; Crowe Horwath Cayman Ltd., auditor; and Forbes Hare Trust Company Ltd., registered agent. The individuals identified on the website's 'Our Team' page are Alexander Hrkač, "Director - Fund Manager", and Adisa Balić, "Director - Risk Manager".

USA v. Dusko Bruer: Plea Agreement & Factual Proffer

Plea Agreement and Factual Proffer for tax evasion and failure to report foreign bank accounts in Croatia, Germany, Serbia, and Switzerland in USA v. Dusko Bruer, described as "a Croatian national and naturalized citizen of the United States", at the U. S. District Court for the Southern District of Florida.

Adria MM Productions Ltd.: Chapter 15 Petition

Chapter 15 Petition for Recognition of a Foreign Main Proceeding in Croatia by Jelena Kordic, as the Foreign Representative of Adria MM Productions Ltd., at the U. S. Bankruptcy Court for the Southern District of Florida.

USA v. Dusko Bruer: Criminal Information

Criminal Information alleging tax evasion and failure to report a Foreign Bank or Financial Account regarding accounts in Croatia, Germany, and Switzerland in USA v. Dusko Bruer at the U. S. District Court for the Southern District of Florida.

SEC v. Steve Bajic et al: Motion To Freeze Assets

SEC's Motion for an Order Freezing and Repatriating Assets in the U. S. Securities and Exchange Commission v. Steve M. Bajic, Rajesh Taneja, Norfolk Heights Ltd., Fountain Drive Ltd., Island Fortune Global Ltd., Crystalmount Ltd., Wisdom Chain Ltd., SSID Ltd., Sure Mighty Ltd., Tamarind Investments Inc., Kenneth Ciapala, Anthony Killarney, BlackLight SA, Christopher Lee McKnight, and Aaron Dale Wise at the U. S. District Court for the Southern District of New York.

SEC v. Steve Bajic et al: Complaint

Complaint alleging securities fraud in U. S. Securities and Exchange Commission v. Steve M. Bajic, described as a dual citizen of Canada and Croatia; Rajesh Taneja, described as a citizen of Canada residing in Vietnam; Norfolk Heights Ltd., described as "a Seychelles company owned by a dual Mexican and Canadian citizen"; Fountain Drive Ltd., Island Fortune Global Ltd., Crystalmount Ltd., and Wisdom Chain Ltd., each described as "a Seychelles corporation with a registered address in Hong Kong"; SSID Ltd., of Hong Kong; Sure Mighty Ltd., described as "a Seychelles corporation owned by a Japanese citizen"; Tamarind Investments Inc., described as "an Anguillan corporation with registered addresses in Hong Kong and Thailand"; Kenneth Ciapala, described as "a citizen of Switzerland and the United Kingdom"; Anthony Killarney, described as "a citizen of the United Kingdom, a resident of Switzerland"; Blacklight SA, of Switzerland; Christopher Lee McKnight, of Canada, and Aaron Dale Wise, of Florida, at the U. S. District Court for the Southern District of New York.

Agrokor d.d.: Chapter 15 Petition

Chapter 15 Petition for Recognition of a Foreign Main Proceeding in Croatia by Fabris Perusko, as the Foreign Representative of Agrokor d.d., at the U. S. Bankruptcy Court for the Southern District of New York.

In the Matter of UCF Fund Limited

Winding-Up Petition filed by Michael Edward George Saville In the Matter of UCF Fund Limited at the Grand Court of the Cayman Islands.

Croatia seeks evidence in US for oil tanker-fraud investigation

Croatia has requested information about companies in Delaware, Florida and Nevada as part of a criminal investigation into alleged fraud, conspiracy and money laundering.Details are contained in an application for the appointment of a Commissioner to collect evidence - pursuant

Croatia: McArthur Industrial & Marine

Application for the appointment of a Commissioner to collect evidence for a criminal investigation in Croatia into Drago Macek, Goran Vukasovic, Ante Luetic, Mateo Tramontana, Ivica Donkov, Ivan Cesarec, Danijel Nikolic and Hrvoje Matovinovic for alleged fraud and money laundering involving Brodosplit-Brodogradiliste.

Slovak Republic: Vladimir Fruni

Application for the appointment of a Commissioner to collect evidence for a criminal investigation in the Slovak Republic into Vladimir Fruni, Frantisek Matik, Marian Sebescak and Anna Molcanova for alleged fraud.

Spain: Benito Gallego Valladares

Application for the appointment of a Commissioner to collect evidence for a criminal investigation in Spain into Benito Gallego Valladares and Mustapha El Abboubi for alleged money laundering and narcotics trafficking.

Croatia: Nikica Jelavic

Application for the appointment of a Commissioner to collect evidence for a criminal investigation in Croatia into Nikica Jelavic for allegedly committing several offenses, including murder, attempted murder and extortion.

South Africa: Dr. Wouter Basson

Application for the appointment of a Commissioner for a criminal investigation in South Africa into Dr. Wouter Basson for alleged fraud, murder, attempted murder, conspiracy to commit murder, possession of prohibited substances (Cocaine, Mandrax and Ecstasy) and "defeating the ends of Justice".

Switzerland: Magda Medina Perez

Application for the appointment of a Commissioner to collect evidence for a criminal investigation in Switzerland into Magda Medina Perez for alleged forgery and money laundering.