Application for the appointment of a Commissioner to collect evidence from Western Union and Money Gram - pursuant to a request for judicial assistance from Cyprus - for a criminal investigation into "unknown subject(s) for computer fraud, obtaining goods by false pretenses, and money laundering" regarding an alleged scheme in which some of the proceeds were sent to individuals in England and the United States.
Ex Parte Order to Cease and Desist by the State of Vermont Department of Financial Regulation in re. Nexo Inc., of the Cayman Islands; Nexo Capital Inc., of the Cayman Islands, and Nexo Financial LLC, a Delaware entity based in London, England, collectively described as "a financial services company that generates revenue by providing, deploying, and investing digital assets and virtual currencies".
City of North Miami Beach Police Officers’ and Firefighters’ Retirement Plan et al v. Barclays Plc et al: Class Action Complaint
Class Action Complaint alleging securities fraud in City of North Miami Beach Police Officers' and Firefighters' Retirement Plan and City of North Miami Beach General Employees' Retirement Plan v. Barclays Plc, of England; James E. Staley, Tushar Morzaria, and C.S. Venkatakrishnan at the U.S. District Court for the Southern District of New York.
Disciplinary Consent Order from the United Kingdom's Insolvency Service that insolvency practitioner John Kelmanson "be Severely Reprimanded and fine £6,500" following "a Complaint that in his role as a potential liquidator/liquidator of a Company, Mr Kelmanson breached the fundamental principle of Professional Competence and Due Care of the Insolvency Code of Ethics".
Administrative Order by the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission imposing fines and disgorgement totaling $30.75 million on Sparkster Ltd. of the Cayman Islands, and Sajjad Daya, a resident of the United Kingdom, for conducting an unregistered securities offering involving crypto.
Fourteen IP Communications Ltd. v. Marriott International Inc.: Discovery Application (England Proceedings)
Application by Fourteen IP Communications Limited to take discovery from Marriott International Inc. for use in legal proceedings in England between The Voice Factory Limited and TVF Cloud Inc., as plaintiffs, and Fourteen IP Communications Limited, Fourteen IP Network Services Limited, Fourteen IP Inc., Evolution Voice Inc., Neil Tolley, Vicki Havard, and Alan Poole, as defendants, filed at the U.S. Bankruptcy Court for the District of Delaware.
Director Details for BlueCrest Capital International Master Fund Limited, obtained from the Cayman Islands General Registry on September 8th, 2022.
Motion by the Vermont Department of Financial Regulation to Join U.S. Trustee's Motion for the Appointment of an Examiner in the matter of Celsius Network LLC, Celsius Network Inc., Celsius Network Limited, Celsius KeyFi LLC, Celsius Mining LLC, Celsius Networks Lending LLC, Celsius Lending LLC, and Celsius US Holding LLC at the U.S. Bankruptcy Court for the Southern District of New York.
Chapter 15 Petition for Recognition of a Foreign Main Proceeding in England by Michael Durkan, as the Foreign Representative of Kristina Anne Charles-Jones (in bankruptcy), filed at the U.S. Bankruptcy Court for the Central District of California.
Leman Management Ltd. v. BVI Registrar of Corporate Affairs: Restoration Application (Dermachem International SA)
Fixed Date Claim Form regarding Dermachem International SA in Leman Management Limited v. The Registrar of Corporate Affairs at the British Virgin Islands High Court.
Ad Hoc Group of Custodial Account Holders v. Celsius Network LLC et al: Complaint (‘$22.5M Crypto Dispute’)
Complaint for declaratory judgment that "Custody Assets are not property of the Debtors' estates" in Ad Hoc Group of Custodial Account Holders. which "is comprised of individual holders of 64 accounts that collectively held cryptocurrency in the Custody Service valued at more than approximately $22.5 million as of the Petition Date" v. Celsius Network LLC, Celsius KeyFi LLC, Celsius Lending LLC, Celsius Mining LLC, Celsius Network Inc., Celsius Network Limited, Celsius Networks Lending LLC, and Celsius US Holding LLC at the U.S. Bankruptcy Court for the Southern District of New York.
Complaint "about a German bank’s wrongful actions in connection with assets belonging to the Plaintiff, which were pledged as collateral to the bank" in Life Insurance Fund Elite LLC, described as a Delaware-domiciled "private equity fund that invested in a portfolio of life insurance policies" v. Hamburg Commercial Bank AG, of Germany; Cerberus European Capital Advisors LLP, of England, and Promontoria Holding 260 BV, of the Netherlands, at the U.S. District Court for the Southern District of New York.
United Arab Emirates-based, British and Irish serial investment fraudster Richard Fagan has set up a new company in England called Crowd Funding Markets Ltd. and is also involved with a $4 million offering of shares in Dubai-domiciled Essentially Juices Manufacturing LLC, OffshoreAlert can reveal.
Letter to UK FCA regarding ‘Graeme de Renzy fraud & involvement of Alexander von Ungern-Sternberg and Euro-IB Ltd.’
Letter from Lakes, Whyte LLP law firm in Canada to the Financial Conduct Authority in the United Kingdom notifying the regulator that "a fraud has been perpetrated on my clients by one Graeme De Renzy, both on his own behalf and as chairman of UK Capital Reserve Ltd., a company registered in the United Kingdom and with an address in London" and "the involvement of your registrants and licensees, Mr. Alexander von Ungern-Sternberg and Euro-IB Limited".
Application by Forensic News LLC and Scott Stedman to take discovery from Mark Rossini, described as "a former FBI Agent" who worked for "security consultancy firm USG Security Limited", for their "defense of a defamation action filed in England by British-Israeli "security consultant" Walter Soriano" regarding "alleged Russian interference in the 2016 U.S. presidential election", filed at the U.S. District Court for the Southern District of New York.
Complaint seeking "the turnover and transfer of crypto assets that are in the possession of Prime Trust, an entity that continues to exercise dominion and control over property over which it has no claim or title" in Celsius Network Limited, of London, England, and Celsius Network LLC, of Nevada, operators of "one of the largest cryptocurrency-based finance platforms in the world" v. Prime Trust LLC at the U.S. Bankruptcy Court for the Southern District of New York.
Bankrupt crypto lender Celsius Network accuses ex-business partner Jason Stone of ‘multi-million dollar theft’
Two British and Delaware companies within the bankrupt crypto lending Celsius Network group have sued former business partner Jason Stone and his firm KeyFi Inc. for allegedly stealing and losing crypto worth "tens of millions of dollars". The lawsuit was filed 47 days after KeyFi sued Celsius Network, alleging its platform was being operated as "a classic Ponzi scheme".
Complaint alleging "conversion, fraudulent misrepresentations, gross negligence, willful and reckless misconduct and other breaches of duty" in Celsius Network Limited, of England, and Celsius KeyFi LLC, of Delaware v. Jason Stone, of New York, and KeyFi Inc., of Delaware, at the U.S. Bankruptcy Court for the Southern District of New York.
U.S. Trustee's Motion for the Appointment of an Examiner in the matter of Celsius Network LLC, Celsius Network Inc., Celsius Network Limited, Celsius KeyFi LLC, Celsius Mining LLC, Celsius Networks Lending LLC, Celsius Lending LLC, and Celsius US Holding LLC at the U.S. Bankruptcy Court for the Southern District of New York.
Chapter 11 Petition by a "specialty pharmaceutical" group comprising entities in Bermuda, Canada, Cyprus, England, India, Ireland, Luxembourg, and USA, namely Par Pharmaceutical, Inc, Actient Pharmaceuticals LLC, Maple Avenue, LLC, Endo International Plc, Anchen Incorporated, Generics International (US), Inc., Anchen Pharmaceuticals, Inc., DAVA Pharmaceuticals, LL, Endo Par Innovation Company, LLC, Generics Bidco I, LLC, Innoteq, Inc., JHP Acquisition, LLC, JHP Group Holdings, LLC, Kali Laboratories, LLC, Moores Mill Properties LLC, Par Pharmaceutical Companies, Inc., Par Pharmaceutical Holdings, Inc., Par Sterile Products, LLC, Par, LLC, Quartz Specialty Pharmaceuticals, LLC, Vintage Pharmaceuticals, LLC, Actient Therapeutics LLC, Astora Women's Health Ireland Limited, Astora Women's Health, LLC, Auxilium International Holdings, LLC, Auxilium Pharmaceuticals, LLC, Auxilium US Holdings, LLC, Bermuda Acquisition Management Limited, BioSpecifics Technologies LLC, Branded Operations Holdings, Inc., DAVA International, LLC, Endo Aesthetics LLC, Endo Bermuda Finance Limited, Endo Designated Activity Company, Endo Eurofin Unlimited Company, Endo Finance IV Unlimited Company, Endo Finance LLC, Endo Finance Operations LLC, Endo Finco Inc., Endo Generics Holdings, Inc., Endo Global Aesthetics Limited, Endo Global Biologics Limited, Endo Global Development Limited, Endo Global Finance LLC, Endo Global Ventures, Endo Health Solutions Inc., Endo Innovation Valera, LLC, Endo Ireland Finance II Limited, Endo LLC, Endo Luxembourg Finance Company I S.à r.l., Endo Luxembourg Holding Company S.à r.l., Endo Luxembourg International Financing S.à r.l., Endo Management Limited, Endo Pharmaceuticals Finance LLC, Endo Pharmaceuticals Inc., Endo Pharmaceuticals Solutions Inc., Endo Pharmaceuticals Valera Inc., Endo Procurement Operations Limited, Endo TopFin Limited, Endo U.S. Inc., Endo US Holdings Luxembourg I S.à r.l., Endo Ventures Aesthetics Limited, Endo Ventures Bermuda Limited, Endo Ventures Cyprus Limited, Endo Ventures Limited, Generics International (US) 2, Inc., Generics International Ventures Enterprises LLC, Hawk Acquisition Ireland Limited, Kali Laboratories 2, Inc., Luxembourg Endo Specialty Pharmaceuticals Holding I S.à r.l., Paladin Labs Canadian Holding Inc., Paladin Labs Inc., Par Laboratories Europe, Ltd., Par Pharmaceutical 2, Inc., Slate Pharmaceuticals, LLC, and Timm Medical Holdings, LLC, at the U.S. Bankruptcy Court for the Southern District of New York.
News Release by the United Kingdom's Serious Fraud Office announcing that Timothy Schools has been "jailed for 14 years" after being convicted of a "no-win-no-fee fraud" involving entities in the Cayman Islands, England, France, Isle of Man, Marshall Islands, Panama, Spain, and Switzerland.
British fraudster Timothy Schools receives 14-year prison sentence for £120M Axiom Legal Financing Fund scam
British fraudster Timothy Schools has been sentenced to 14 years in prison for his £120 million Cayman Islands-domiciled Axiom Legal Financing Fund scam, which collapsed in 2012 after being exposed by OffshoreAlert. Schools, 61, was also disqualified from being a company director for 15 years and will face confiscation proceedings.
Chapter 15 Petition for Recognition of a Foreign Main Proceeding in Jersey, in the Channel Islands, by Andrew Wood, as the Foreign Representative of Golden Sphinx Limited, described as a "passive investment-holding" vehicle whose ultimate beneficiaries are Alexander Sabadash, "formerly an elected Senator in Russia", his wife, Larisa Sabadash, and their two adult children and whose "principal assets" are a $45 million residence in Beverly Hills, California, and "certain debts from various parties", including Garry Itkin, described as a former director of the debtor who "engaged in fraudulent and unauthorized self-dealing actions", filed at the U.S. Bankruptcy Court for the Central District of California.
Ten years after OffshoreAlert began exposing his Cayman Islands-domiciled Axiom Legal Financing Fund £120 million investment fraud, causing him to sue us for libel, 61-year-old British national Timothy Schools has been convicted on all five counts against him at Southwark Crown Court, in London, and is in custody pending sentencing on Thursday.
Press Release by The Family (Holdings) Ltd., of England and Wales, regarding an attempt to recover assets via Cayman Islands legal proceedings as a result of "misappropriation of funds from The Family (Global Godfathers) SPC by Oussama Ammar and his personal holding companies Fabuleo Limited and Aletheis, The First Limited".
Application by Farhad Azima to take discovery from Global Impact Services, Eitan Arusy, and Truist Financial Corporation for use in legal proceedings in England and Wales styled as "Farhad Azima -v- (1) RAKIA (2) David Neil Gerrard (3) Dechert LLP and (4) James Edward Deniston Buchanan" in which Azima "seeks to hold a group of overseas defendants responsible for the unlawful hacking of Petitioner’s electronic data", filed at the U.S. District Court for the Southern District of Florida.
Application for Seizure Warrant in USA v. Airbus A319-100 Aircraft, which was "purchased ... through a series of shell companies and trusts" in Aruba, Belize, Cyprus, and Jersey, in the Channel Islands involving accounts in England, Isle of Man, Switzerland, and USA and in which "an interest" is allegedly held by Andrei Skoch, described as "a member of Russia's State Duma" since 1999 and "a Deputy of the Duma", filed at the U.S. District Court for the Southern District of New York.
Petition seeking approval of liquidators' fees in the matter of BlueCrest Capital International Master Fund Limited (in Voluntary Liquidation) at the Grand Court of the Cayman Islands.
Complaint alleging securities fraud in Orbis Global Equity LE Fund, of Australia; Orbis Global Equity Fund, of Australia; Orbis Global Balanced Fund, of Australia; Orbis SICAV, of Luxembourg; Orbis Institutional Global Equity L.P., of Delaware; Orbis Global Equity Fund Limited, of Bermuda; Orbis Institutional Funds Limited, of Bermuda; Allan Gray Australia Balanced Fund, of Australia; Orbis OEIC, of England and Wales, and Orbis Institutional U.S. Equity L.P., of Delaware v. Alta Mesa Resources, Inc., James T. Hackett, Thomas J. Walker, William Gutermuth, Jeffrey H. Tepper, Diana J. Walters, Stephen Coats, Harlan H. Chappelle, Michael E. Ellis, Ronald Smith, David M. Leuschen, Pierre F. Lapeyre, Jr., William W. McMullen, Don Dimitrievich, Donald Sinclair, Riverstone Holdings LLC, Bayou City Energy Management, LLC, HPS Investment Partners, LLC, and ARM Energy Holdings LLC at the U.S. District Court for the Southern District of Texas.
G.I. Globalinvestment Ltd. et al v. VP Fund Solutions (Luxembourg) SA et al: Judgment (Jurisdiction Challenge)
Judgment dismissing a jurisdiction challenge by VP Fund Solutions' entities in Luxembourg and Liechtenstein in a case in which "some wealthy Italian investors seek to recover losses which they suffered when investments they had made into a fund, which I shall call the Skew Base Fund, plummeted in value at the outset of the COVID pandemic" in G.I. Globalinvestment Ltd., Matteo Cordero di Montezemolo, and Luca Cordero di Montezemolo v. VP Fund Solutions (Luxembourg) SA and VP Fund Solutions (Liechtenstein) AG, as Defendants/Applicants, and XY ERS UK Limited, Skew Base Investments SCA RAIF, Skew Base Sàrl, Twinkle Capital SA, Daniele Migani, Federico Faleschini, Leader Logic Holding AG, and Leader Logic AG, as Defendants, at the High Court of Justice for England and Wales.
Petition to determine the fair value of shares held by "dissenting shareholders" in the Cayman Islands, England, and the USA, in the matter of 51job Inc., described as "a leading provider of integrated human resource services in the People's Republic of China", at the Grand Court of the Cayman Islands.
Public Notice by the Guernsey Financial Services Commission that it intends to apply to the Royal Court for an "administration management order" regarding ITI Trade Limited.
Application by Banoka Sàrl, of Luxembourg; Renato Picciotto, Jacques Champy, and Jean Bissonnet to take discovery from Alvarez & Marsal Inc., Alvarez & Marsal Transaction Advisory Group, LLC, Alvarez & Marsal Holdings, LLC, Elliott Management Corporation, Elliott Investment Management L.P., Elliott Associates, L.P., and Elliott International L.P. for use in "a contemplated foreign proceeding against non-party Westmont International Development, Inc. to be commenced in the English High Court of Justice" alleging "a multi-million dollar fraud that Westmont perpetrated against Petitioners in connection with Westmont's failed acquisition of Petitioners' shares in Clichy Victor Hugo, a French limited liability company that operated a Holiday Inn branded hotel in Paris, France", filed at the U.S. District Court for the Southern District of New York.
Cayman’s Pharos Fund and Invictus Capital among largest creditors of bankrupt crypto lender Celsius Network
Cayman Islands-domiciled Pharos USD Fund is the biggest unsecured creditor of bankrupt crypto lender Celsius Network, with a claim for $81 million. Other unsecured creditors include another Cayman fund, Invictus Capital Financial Technologies, and entities in the British Virgin Islands, England, South Africa, and Switzerland.
Chapter 11 Petition by Celsius Network LLC, Celsius Network Inc., Celsius Network Limited, Celsius KeyFi LLC, Celsius Mining LLC, Celsius Networks Lending LLC, Celsius Lending LLC, and Celsius US Holding LLC, collectively "one of the largest and most sophisticated cryptocurrency based finance platforms in the world and provide financial services to institutional, corporate, and retail clients across more than 100 countries", at the U.S. Bankruptcy Court for the Southern District of New York.
Writ of Summons to enforce a judgment from the High Court of England and Wales in GIC Funding II LLC, described as a Delaware-domiciled company based in Danbury, Connecticut, USA v. Lai Leong, described as "a high net-worth individual, whose last known and usual address" is in Hong Kong, at the Grand Court of the Cayman Islands.
Complaint alleging "a Ponzi Scheme" involving cryptocurrency in KeyFi Inc., of Delaware v. Celsius Network Limited, of England, and Celsius KeyFi LLC, of Delaware, which collectively "operate a "crypto-lending platform" that receives crypto-asset deposits from consumers seeking to earn interest on their crypto holdings", at the Supreme Court of the State of New York, County of New York.
An investigation by the Dubai Financial Services Authority that was triggered by an OffshoreAlert exposé has resulted in a $240,000 fine and industry ban for United Kingdom national Stuart Coles and public censures for three of his companies, Coworth Investments, Coworth Fintech, and Novus Fintech.
Armed with an English judgment for approximately $55 million, Italian soccer coach Antonio Conte has applied to liquidate British Virgin Islands-domiciled Kidman Asset Management - just three days after Kidman's owner, suspected fraudster Massimo Bochicchio, reportedly died in a motorbike accident in Italy.
Judgment that the defendant owes the claimant £1.31 million regarding "losses under a spread betting account" in CMC Spreadbet Plc, a British spread betting firm v. Robert Tchenguiz at the High Court of Justice for England and Wales.
Judgment regarding ownership of "approximately 880 bitcoin, equivalent to approximately £30 million at current prices" in HDR Global Trading Limited, d.b.a. BitMEX, of the Seychelles, operator of "a cryptocurrency derivatives exchange and trading platform" v. Nexo Capital Inc., of the Cayman Islands, and Georgi Shulev, of Bulgaria, described as "co-founder of the Nexo group", and at the High Court of Justice for England and Wales.