Dominican Republic

SEC v. Howard Kleyman: Complaint

Complaint alleging securities fraud involving a "prime bank" scheme and entities in the Dominican Republic, Panama, United Kingdom, and USA in U. S. Securities and Exchange Commission v. Howard Kleyman, described as a lawyer in Minnesota at the timeof the alleged offense, at the U. S. District Court for the District of Minnesota.

Dominicana Renovables SL v. Dominican Republic: Petition to Confirm Arbitral Award

Petition to Confirm In Part and Set Aside In Part An Arbitral Award regarding "a contract between Dominicana Renovables and the Dominican Republic to develop and operate a wind energy complex in a remote area in the Dominican Republic" known as "the “Isabela Wind Energy Complex", in Dominicana Renovables SL v. Dominican Republic at the U. S. District Court for the Southern District of Florida.

Ikana Holdings S. de R.L. et al v. Darby Overseas Investments td.: Discovery Application

Application by Ikana Holdings S. de R.L., of Panama, and Consorcio Energetico Punta Cana-Macao S.A., of the Dominican Republic, to take discovery from Darby Overseas Investments, Ltd., of Delaware, for use in legal proceedings in the British Virgin Islands against Putney Capital Management Ltd., of the British Virgin Islands; Basic Energy (BVI) Ltd., of the British Virgin Islands, and Snapper Investments Inc., of the Bahamas, filed at the U. S. District Court for the District of Delaware.

Ikana Holdings S. de R.L. et al v. Cobaltum Partners, LLC: Discovery Application

Application by Ikana Holdings S. de R.L., of Panama, and Consorcio Energetico Punta Cana-Macao, S.A., of the Dominican Republic, to take discovery from Cobaltum Partners, LLC for use in legal proceedings in the British Virgin Islands, filed at the U. S. District Court for the Southern District of Florida.

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.

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.

Ikana Holdings, S. de RL et al v. Putney Capital Management Ltd. et al: Claim Form

Claim Form for damages of $53 million in Ikana Holdings, S. de R.L., of Panama, and Consorcio Energetico Punta Cana-Macao, SA, of the Dominican Republic v. Putney Capital Management Ltd., of the British Virgin Islands; Basic Energy (BVI) Ltd., now known as Haina Energy Holdings II, of the BVI, and Snapper Investments, Inc., of the Bahamas, at the British Virgin Islands High Court.

USA v. John W. Ashe et al: Criminal Complaint

Criminal Complaint in USA v. John W. Ashe, Francis Lorenzo, Ng Lap Seng, a.k.a. David Ng; Jeff C. Yin, a.k.a. Yin Chuan; Shiwei Yan, a.k.a. Sheri Yan; and Heidi Hong Piao, a.k.a. Heidi Park at the U. S. District Court for the Southern District of New York.

SEC v. Verdmont Capital S.A.: Verdmont’s Opposition to Asset Freeze

Verdmont Capital's opposition to SEC's asset freeze application in U. S. Securities and Exchange Commission v. Caledonian Bank Ltd., Caledonian Securities Ltd., Clear Water Securities, Inc., Legacy Global Markets S.A. and Verdmont Capital S.A. at the U. S. District Court for the Southern District of New York.

Spain: Juan Vicente Ferri Guardiola et al

Application for the appointment of a Commissioner to collect evidence - pursuant to a request for judicial assistance from Spain - for a criminal investigation into Juan Vincente Ferri Guardiola, Jose Salvador Baldo Llorens, Roberto Lopez Abad, and Daniel Gil Mallebrera for suspected misappropriation of the proceeds of a trust and money laundering.

Netherlands: Silverio Mesa Beltre et al

Application for the appointment of a Commissioner to collect evidence - pursuant to a request for judicial assistance from the Netherlands - for a criminal investigation into suspected money laundering by Silverio Mesa Beltre, C. Peralta Castillo, W. M. Rodriguez Peralta, and others. This case was unsealed on January 15, 2013.

USA v. Mike Mouyal: Criminal Complaint

Criminal Complaint alleged international telemarketing fraud and money laundering in USA v. Mike Mouyal, a Canadian national a.k.a. Michael Mouyal, a.k.a. Michael Cohen, at the U. S. District Court for the Southern District of Florida.

Turkey: Juan Francisco Sanchez et al

Request from Turkey for Judicial Assistance for a fraud investigation into Juan Francisco Sanchez, Jokayra Mateo Urena and Danna Ramirez Mateo.

Insider Talking: August 26, 2010

Litigation that has been taking place in Florida over the last 22 months on behalf of victims of various get rich quick investment schemes that substantially targeted Jamaican nationals or their descendants in the Caribbean and the United States is

Latin America Round-Up: September 8, 2008

ARGENTINA & VENEZUELA Extradition for Antonini WilsonGuido Alejandro Antonini Wilson, a Venezuelan US entrepreneur involved in the so called "suitcase scandal", may still be extradited to Argentina to stand trial for smuggling and money laundering, according to Assistant US Attorney

Latin America Round-Up: April 1, 2008

Latin America Round-Up: BOLIVIA: Phony Phone Cards Come to Bolivia; CENTRAL AMERICA: Gangs and Corruption; COLOMBIA & VENEZUELA: Colombia Threatens to Denounce Venezuela; THE CARIBBEAN: Crime Wave; PANAMA: Drug Bust; PERU & VENEZUELA: Funds for Covert Meddling?; REGIONAL: 11 out of 20 countries cited for involement in narcotics trafficking.

Terry Neal-related companies sue each other

Two companies that at one time or another have been controlled by imprisoned offshore fraudster Terry Neal are plaintiff and defendant in litigation filed recently in the United States.One of them, Crowne Gold Inc., claims that the other, Nevis American Trust Company Ltd., was involved in a conspiracy to defraud it of at least US$2.5 million.

Germany: Hans-Jurgen Kliebenstein

Application for the appointment of a Commissioner to collect evidence for a criminal investigation in Germany into Hans-Jurgen Kliebenstein for alleged tax evasion.

Latin America Round-Up: October 5, 2006

BRAZIL Complicated campaignIt looked like an easy first round victory for President Luiz Inácio Lula da Silva until Brazil's election campaign was shaken by a convoluted corruption scandal. The president's party, the Workers Party (known as PT), has been accused

Bancredit Cayman Ltd.: Chapter 15 Petition

Chapter 15 Petition for Recognition of a Foreign Main Proceeding in the Cayman Islands by Richard Fogerty and James Cleaver, as the Foreign Representatives of Bancredit Cayman Limited, at the U. S. Bankruptcy Court for the Southern District of New York.

Latin America Round-Up: March 6, 2006

ARGENTINA: New Anti-Money Laundering unit; BRAZIL: PineBank under Scrutiny in Miami; CHILE: More controls over casinos; COLOMBIA: Businessman accused of money laundering; Rodríguez Orejuela's son in trouble; DOMINICAN REPUBLIC: The Anti-Laundering Unit fever goes on; GUATEMALA: US to help in anti-laundering efforts; INTERNATIONAL: New guidelines for correspondent banks; REGIONAL: In the footsteps of their fathers; and PERU: Laundered money is about $550 Million.

Germany seeks telephone records for time-share fraud investigation

Article based on an application for the appointment of a Commissioner to collect evidence for a criminal investigation into alleged fraud - pursuant to a request for judicial assistance from Germany - that was filed at federal court in the USA on January 11, 2006. Individuals and businesses mentioned in the request for assistance include Erwin Guthoff and Western Union.

Belgium: Jean-Philippe Pecoraro et al

Application for the appointment of a Commissioner to collect evidence for a criminal investigation in Belgium into Jean-Philippe Pecoraro, Jean-Noel Meinard, Guy De Backere, Albert De Bleecker, Carine Carpin and others for suspected involvement in narcotics trafficking and money laundering.

Dominican Republic seeks extradition of Israeli national

A 40 year old Israeli national who is charged with bribery, fraud and embezzlement in the Dominican Republic has been arrested in Miami after extradition proceedings were started against him.An extradition complaint was filed against Shlomo Ben Tov, a.k.a. Sam

Latin America Round-Up: June 5, 2005

ARGENTINA: When Disco's Owners Hide Behind Corporations; Secret Laws and the Ministers; CHILE: Chile Has More Secrets Than Anybody Else; DOMINICAN REPUBLIC: "Plan Renove"; and MEXICO: Pemex Gets Fined, Unionists Don't; After moving slowly through the courts for four years, the "Pemexgate" case is almost over; E-banking Frauds on the Rise; and PERU: Wiese Controversy Continues.

Spain: Manuel Fernando Martin Catalan et al

Application for the appointment of a Commissioner to collect evidence for a criminal investigation in Spain into Juan Jose Garcia Seijas, Carlos Federico Braga, Manuel Fernando Martin Catalan, Norman Duncan Moir, Maria Almudena Alfonso Alfonso, Juan Manuel Oliveros, Dominga Soto de Reffett, Yanira Leonor Batista Peguero, Paloma Yolanda Martin Lopez, Luis Miguel Triguro Gomez, Jose Lucia Diaz de Rondon, David Hernandez Diaz, Jose Miguel Antonio Tavera Tavera, Javier de la Torre Pino, Jose Maria Hoyas Barquillas, Daniel Israel Sanchez Cabrera, Diego Mario Castellon Lopez and Jorge Marcelino Lago for alleged tax fraud.

Insider Talking: April 30, 2004

Ian Renert and his unlicensed Bahamas-based investment fund group receive $1.5 m in penalties in securities fraud action, London-based barristrer Lawrence Jones in messy legal battle with former fiancée, Keith King and the Dominican Republic's Central Bank, AT&T Corp. sues the Bahamas Tourist Office for an allegedly unpaid bill of $104,361, Royal Bank of Scotland refused to explain massive exposure to the Cayman Islands, civil complaints filed in the Turks and Caicos Islands against Professional Capital Ltd. and Intalco Management Ltd., US Government obtains order allowing it to seize $2.6 m of narcotics trafficking proceeds held at Barclays Bank (Bahamas), US Government applies to seize 55-feet catamaran passenger ferry called 'The Preference' moored in St. Vincent and the Grenadines, and Netherlands Antilles-domiciled Overseas World Marketing NV sues Motivational Marketing Inc. in Florida.

Latin America Round-Up : March 31, 2004

ARGENTINA Good banks, bad banksElisa Carrió - leader of the Alternative for a Republic of Equals (ARI) party - warned the government in a letter that Merrill Lynch & Co. and Barclays Plc, two of the three banks picked by

Latin America Round-Up: January 31, 2004

ARGENTINA: Vote-buying scandal; COLOMBIA: Colombian drug lord extradited; DOMINICAN REPUBLIC: Dominican Republic in bad shape; PERU: Swiss banks in Montesinos' web; and REGIONAL: South American companies accused of laundering; US brings up corruption in Monterrey; Parmalat's spilt milk in Latin America.

Latin America Round-Up: June 30, 2003

ARGENTINA: Purge in the making; DOMINICAN REPUBLIC: The consequences of Baninter banking scandal; ECUADOR: Ex-minister investigated for laundering; MEXICO: HSBC investigated; NICARAGUA: New charges for Alemán; and PANAMA: Iranian citizen arrested; Frozen Guatemalan assets; New rules; The legacy of Marc Harris in Panama.

Has anyone seen Steve Saemmler Klein?

Belize-based offshore provider Grupo CAT appears to have gone out of business following the disappearance of its principal, Steve Saemmler Klein. Over the last month, the group's telephone lines have been disconnected and several of its web-sites are no longer accessible.

Insider Talking: December 31, 2002

UK-based Capital City Finance Limited, which was formed on August 20, 2001 as a spin-off from the Imperial Consolidated Group, is three and a half months overdue with the filing of its annual return with Companies House for England and Wales; If clients of St. Vincent-licensed Omnicorp Bank needed further evidence that they are being taken to the cleaners by the bank's management, there has been plenty of it recently; Investment fraudster Tracy Calvin Dunlap, Jr. was sentenced to 27 years in federal prison on December 19, 2002 at the United States District Court for the Middle District of North Carolina.; Steve Saemmler Klein, who operates a dubious Belize-based offshore group known as Grupo CAT, has apparently gone missing; and Alyn Richard Waage, 56, of Canada, and James Michael Webb, 40, of California, were extradited on December 19, 2002 from Costa Rica to Sacramento, California to face numerous federal charges relating to the Tri-West Investment Club, an Internet-based investment fraud scheme that allegedly netted more that $60 million.

Latin America Round-Up: October 31, 2002

ARGENTINA The bankers' parade Michael Smith, of HSBC, declared before judge Claudio Bonadío that bribes were somewhat customary in Argentina. Smith—a British citizen who has been only months in the South American country—was testifying in a new case of alleged

United Kingdom: Kentaro Matsumoto et al

Application for the appointment of a Commissioner to collect evidence for a money laundering investigation in the United Kingdom into Kentaro Matsumoto and Illy Chakrabarty.
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