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    Greece: Fifth Third Bank (‘Spoofing Fraud’)

    Application for the appointment of a Commissioner to collect evidence from Fifth Third Bank regarding an account in the name of Falcon Group Tech - pursuant to a request for judicial assistance from Greece - for a criminal investigation into "unknown subjects for fraud".

    Serbia: Radisav Radović et al (‘Drugs Trafficking’)

    Application for the appointment of a Commissioner to collect evidence from First Citizens Bank and Trust Co. and PNC Bank, N.A. - pursuant to a request for judicial assistance from Serbia - for a criminal investigation into "Radisav Radović and others for drug trafficking offenses" involving "South America, Aruba, Greece, Western Europe and Serbia".

    SilentSeas S.A. v. William Pinzler: Complaint (‘Misappropriation of $899K Escrow Funds’)

    Complaint alleging "the brazen misappropriation of funds held in escrow and breach of an escrow agreement by a New York attorney" in Silent Seas S.A., described as "an investment manager and currently engaged in a large real estate development project in mainland Greece, comprised of multiple integrated golf resorts and residential communities" v. William M. Pinzler, described as an attorney based in New York, USA, at the U.S. District Court for the Southern District of New York.

    Greece: BB&T Bank (‘Fraud’)

    Application for the appointment of a Commissioner to collect evidence from BB&T Bank - pursuant to a request for judicial assistance from Greece - for a criminal investigation into "unknown subjects for fraud"

    ACT Maritime LLC et al v. Bank of America, N.A. et al: Discovery Application (England)

    Application by ACT Maritime LLC and Wilmington Savings Fund Society FSB to take discovery from Bank of America, N.A., Bank of New York Mellon, BNP Paribas S.A., Barclays Bank PLC, Citibank, N.A., Commerzbank AG, Deutsche Bank AG, HSBC Bank (USA) N.A., JPMorgan Chase Bank, N.A., Société Générale, Standard Chartered Bank, UBS AG, Wells Fargo Bank N.A., and International Registries Inc., as agent for the Trust Company of the Marshall Islands, for use in legal proceedings in England involving Panormos Crude Carriers Ltd., of the Marshall Islands; London Maritime Holdings Ltd., of the Marshall Islands, and their "ultimate beneficial owner", Athanasios Kairaktidis, "in connection with a fraud believed to have been perpetrated by him which undermines Petitioners’ ability to recover on its first preferred vessel mortgage, underlying loan agreement and corporate guarantee", filed at the U.S. District Court for the Southern District of New York.

    Greece: Wells Fargo Bank, N.A. (‘$39K Computer Fraud’)

    Application for the appointment of a Commissioner to collect evidence from Wells Fargo Bank, N.A. - pursuant to a request for judicial assistance from Greece - for a criminal investigation into "unknown subjects for computer fraud".

    USA v. Behnam Shahriyari et al: Criminal Indictment (‘Black Market Sales of Iranian Crude Oil’)

    Criminal Indictment alleging "a global, long-running scheme by the Government of the Islamic Republic of Iran and the Islamic Revolutionary Guard Corps to fund the Government of Iran and the IRGC through black-market sales of Iranian crude oil and other petroleum products produced by the National Iranian Oil Company" whose buyers "include entities in the People's Republic of China and the Russian Federation, and the Bashar al-Assad regime in Syria" in USA v. Behnam Shahriyari, Morteza Rostam Ghasemi, Mohammadreza Aliakbari, Mohammad Sadegh Karimian, Sitki Ayan, Nahaddin Ayan, and Kasim Oztas at the U.S. District Court for the Southern District of New York.

    CE Line One Corporation Ltd. v. Citigroup, Inc.: Discovery Application (England)

    Application by CE Line One Corporation Ltd., formerly known as Five Ocean’s Trading Asia Limited, of Hong Kong, to take discovery from Citigroup Inc. and Jonathan C. Goldstein, P.C. for use in "civil and criminal proceedings to be initiated in England and Wales" against "Jeremy Bennett, a British solicitor; 7 Legal and Finance Limited, a British “national business; and Darren Neil Masters, a financial consultant living in Naples, Florida" regarding an alleged $11.3 million investment fraud, filed at the U.S. District Court for the Southern District of New York.

    LedgerScore International Pte Ltd. et al v. AuBit International: Winding Up Judgment (‘Crypto Investment Fraud’)

    Ex Tempore Judgment granting the plaintiffs' petition for a winding-up order in LedgerScore International Pte Ltd., of Singapore; LS Litigation Holdings LLC, of Wyoming, USA, and Earn Guild Pte Ltd., of Singapore, collectively described in the winding up petition as “retail investors who utilized an online cryptocurrency trading platform operated by the Company called “Freeway”, and who invested in Freeway’s Supercharger program” v. AuBit International at the Grand Court of the Cayman Islands.

    USA v. Sotirios Pappas: Extradition Complaint (Greece)

    Complaint for the extradition of Sotirios Pappas from the USA to Greece to serve a six-year prison sentence after he was convicted of investment fraud, filed at the U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Illinois.

    LedgerScore International Pte Ltd. et al v. AuBit International: Winding Up Petition (‘Crypto Investment Fraud’)

    Winding Up Petition in LedgerScore International Pte Ltd., of Singapore; LS Litigation Holdings LLC, of Wyoming, USA, and Earn Guild Pte Ltd., of Singapore, collectively described as "retail investors who utilized an online cryptocurrency trading platform operated by the Company called "Freeway", and who invested in Freeway's Supercharger program" v. AuBit International at the Grand Court of the Cayman Islands.

    British fugitive fraudster Anthony Constantinou implicated in new forex and crypto scheme involving Greek broker Ardu Prime

    British fugitive fraudster Anthony Constantinou has allegedly been participating in a new forex trading and crypto scheme that may have swindled investors out of tens of millions of dollars and involves entities and individuals in or from the Cayman Islands, England, Greece, Ireland, Malta, Seychelles, United Arab Emirates and USA, including Greek financial broker Ardu Prime and Dubai-based financial technology firm ClearTech Industries, OffshoreAlert can reveal.

    AuBit International: Petition for Appointment of Restructuring Officers (‘Forex & Crypto Scheme Insolvency’)

    Petition for the Appointment of Restructuring Officers in the matter of AuBit International, formerly known as AuBit Tokens International, which "was originally incorporated to explore opportunities to create and market innovative digital financial products and digital assets using blockchain technology" and later "expanded into creating an innovative digital asset management platform", at the Grand Court of the Cayman Islands.

    LedgerScore International Pte. Ltd. et al v. AuBit X LLC et al: Complaint (‘$160M Crypto Investment Fraud’)

    Complaint in LedgerScore International Pte. Ltd., of Singapore, and LS Litigation Holdings LLC, of Wyoming v. AuBit X LLC, d.b.a. Freeway, of Wyoming; AuBit Holdings (UK) Limited, of the United Kingdom; AuBit Tokens Inc., of Seychelles; AuBit International, of the Cayman Islands; Freeway Operations Inc., of Seychelles; Freeway Reserves Foundation, of the Cayman Islands; Freeway Future Foundation, of the Caymans Islands; Ardu Prime SA., of Greece; Ardu Prime Investment Services SA, of Greece; Ardu Prime Investment Services (UK) Limited, of the United Kingdom; AuBit Prime (Pty) Ltd., of South Africa; Sadie Hutton Doggart, Graham Doggart, Bradley Hunt, Arena Racing Company Ltd., of the United Kingdom; Faywaz Ayoub, Revenu Quebec, described as an agency of the Province of Quebec, Canada; Matthew Spangard, Matthew Oxborrow, Peter Nigel Neilson, Alex Troll, Lord Mark Kearns, Joel Krueger, Jacqueline Mallett, David Brimacombe, Elaine Bannerman, Callum Evans, Gresham International Group LLC, of the United Kingdom; Sotirios Probonas, Ilias Chatziantoniou, Sotirios Botsios, 170639 Canada Inc., a.k.a. 1270639 Canada Inc., of Canada; Jordan Kerridge, Joel Kovshoff, Sean Windle, Matthew Sgherzi, and Jeff Kirdeikis at the District Court, First Judicial District, Laramie County, Wyoming.

    Eletson Holdings Inc. et al v. Murchinson Ltd. et al: Notice of Removal

    Notice of Removal, including a copy of the complaint alleging "an unlawful coordinated scheme by Defendants to harm and ultimately to destroy each of the Plaintiffs, their businesses, and their reputations", in Eletson Holdings Inc., a Liberia company based in Greece; Eletson Finance (US) LLC, of Delaware, and Agathonissos Finance LLC, of the Marshall Islands v. Murchinson Ltd., of Canada; Nomis Bay Ltd., described as a Bermuda mutual fund; BPY Limited, described as a Bermuda mutual fund, and John Does at the U.S. Bankruptcy Court for the Southern District of New York.

    USA v. Yevgeniy Grinin et al: Superseding Indictment (‘Russian Procurement Scheme’)

    Superseding Indictment alleging citizens of Russia, Greece, and the USA participated in a global procurement and money laundering scheme on behalf of the Russian government in USA v. Yevgeniy Grinin, Aleksey Ippolitov, Boris Livshits, Svetlana Skvortsova, Vadim Konoshchenok, Nikolaos Bogonikolos, Alexey Brayman, and Vadim Yermolenko at the U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of New York.

    Pach Shemen LLC et al v. Agathonissos Finance LLC et al: Chapter 7 Petition (‘$213M Debt’)

    Involuntary Petition in Pach Shemen LLC, of Delaware; VR Global Partners, L.P., of the Cayman Islands, and Alpine Partners (BVI) L.P., of the British Virgin Islands v. Agathonissos Finance LLC, of the Marshall Islands; Eletson Holdings Inc., of Liberia, and Eletson Finance (US) LLC, of Delaware, described as being part of a "family-owned international shipping" group that "touts itself as having "a global presence with headquarters in Piraeus, Greece as well as offices in Stamford, Connecticut, and London"", at the U.S. Bankruptcy Court for the Southern District of New York.

    Lina Molokotos-Liederman v. Thanasis Molokotos et al: Complaint (‘$5M BVI Trust Fund Fraud’)

    Complaint alleging "a complex, international scheme by which Plaintiff’s family, including her mother Helen Stassinopoulos Molokotos, brother Thanasis Molokotos, and sister-in-law Diane Vardakas Molokotos, have absconded with millions of dollars in assets placed into trust for Plaintiff’s benefit" in Polyxeni (Lina) Molokotos-Liederman, of the District of Columbia v. Thanasis Molokotos, of Connecticut; Diane Vardakas Molokotos, of Connecticut; Helen Stassinopoulos Molokotos, described as a citizen of Greece residing in Switzerland; James Spanos, of Connecticut, and Penny Spanos, of Connecticut, at the U.S. District Court for the Southern District of New York.

    USA v. $5.3M: Forfeiture Complaint (Konstantin Malofeyev)

    Forfeiture Complaint in USA v. $5.3 million on deposit at Sunflower Bank NA in an "OFAC Blocked Account" belonging to Konstantin Malofeyev, described as a citizen of Russia who was criminally indicted at federal court in New York in April 2022 for alleged violation of the "Ukraine-Related Sanctions Regulations", at the U.S. District Court for the Southern District of New York.

    Greece: JPMorgan Chase Bank (‘Computer Fraud’)

    Application for the appointment of a Commissioner to collect evidence from JPMorgan Chase Bank - pursuant to a request for judicial assistance from Greece - for a criminal investigation into "unknown subject(s) for computer fraud".

    USA v. Glencore International AG: Criminal Information

    Criminal Information alleging conspiracy to violate the anti-bribery provisions of the Foreign Corrupt Practices Act to "obtain and retain business in Nigeria, Cameroon, Ivory Coast, Equatorial Guinea, Brazil, Venezuela, and the Democratic Republic of the Congo" in USA v. Glencore International AG, described as "a multinational commodity trading and mining company headquartered in Baar, Switzerland", at the U.S. District Court for the Southern District of New York.

    UMB Bank NA v. Intralot Capital Luxembourg SA et al: Complaint

    Complaint alleging breach of contract "regarding €500,000,000 5.250% Senior Notes due 2024" in UMB Bank N.A., of Kansas City, Missouri v. Intralot Capital Luxembourg S.A., of Luxembourg; Intralot S.A., of Greece; Intralot Global Holdings B.V., of the Netherlands; Intralot, Inc., of Georgia, USA; Intralot US Securities B.V., of the Netherlands; Intralot U.S. Holdings B.V., of the Netherlands, and The Law Debenture Trust Corporation PLC, of England and Wales, at the U. S. District Court for the Southern District of New York.

    Ursula Capital Partners LP v. Crowe UK LLP: Complaint (‘Old Akazoo Fraud’)

    Complaint alleging "the false written and oral representations made by Crowe that caused Plaintiffs to invest tens of millions of dollars into a company whose supposed business was essentially a complete fiction with fictional revenues, fictional expenses and fictional assets", identified as Akazoo Limited, a.k.a. Old Akazoo, in Ursula Capital Partners LP v. Crowe UK LLP, a British accounting firm, at the U. S. District Court for the Northern District of Georgia.

    Acta Fidelia Ltd.: €6,150 Fine

    Public Notice by the Malta Financial Services Authority that it has imposed a fine of €6,150 on Acta Fidelia Limited for regulatory breaches.

    Online Amusement Solutions Ltd.: €386K Fine

    Public Notice by the Malta Financial Intelligence Analysis Unit that it has imposed a fine of €386,567 on Online Amusement Solutions Limited, described as a "Remote Gaming Operator", for regulatory breaches.

    SEC v. Marc Demane Debih: Complaint

    Complaint alleging the defendant "traded on inside information and tipped others ahead of numerous market-moving corporate announcements in an international insider trading ring that generated tens of millions in illicit profits for the participants, with Debih himself netting at least $49 million" in a scheme allegedly involving individuals in or from England, France, Greece, Israel, Switzerland, and Thailand, in U. S. Securities and Exchange Commission v. Marc Demane Debih, described as a resident of Switzerland, at the U. S. District Court for the Southern District of New York.

    SEC v. Akazoo SA: Final Judgment

    Agreed Final Judgment for $38.8 million in U. S. Securities and Exchange Commission v. Akazoo S.A., of Luxembourg, at the U. S. District Court for the Southern District of New York.

    NBG Bank Malta Ltd.: €134.5K Fine

    Public Notice by the Malta Financial Intelligence Analysis Unit that it has imposed a fine of €134,500 on NBG Bank Malta Limited for regulatory breaches.

    Northlight European Fundamental Credit Fund et al v. Intralot Capital Luxembourg SA et al: Complaint

    Complaint in Northlight European Fundamental Credit Fund, HCN LP, and Bardin Hill Event-Driven Master Fund LP, all of the Cayman Islands v. Intralot Capital Luxembourg SA, of Luxembourg; Intralot SA, of Greece; Intralot Global Holdings BV, of the Netherlands; Intralot Inc., of Georgia, USA, and Intralot US Securities BV, of the Netherlands, at the U. S. District Court for the Southern District of New York.

    SEC v. Apostolos Trovias: Complaint

    Complaint alleging "a deceptive scheme to offer and sell what he called "insider trading tips" on Dark Web marketplaces to purchasers seeking an unfair advantage when trading securities in the public markets" in U. S. Securities and Exchange Commission v. Apostolos Trovias, described as a citizen and resident of Greece, at the U. S. District Court for the Southern District of New York.

    Rebels Gaming Ltd.: €500K Fine

    Public Notice by Malta's Financial Intelligence Analysis Unit that it has imposed a fine of €500,017 on Rebels Gaming Limited, described as a "remote gaming operator", for regulatory breaches. Editor's Note: Research by OffshoreAlert at the Malta Business Registry showed that Rebels Gaming Limited was incorporated in Malta on January 26th, 2011, its directors are Yiorgos Metaxas and Grigorios Skornos, both citizens of Greece residing in Malta, and its shareholders are Grigorios Skornos and 15 Steps Limited, a Cyprus company whose sole director is Grigorios Skornos, according to the Cyprus Registrar of Companies.

    Christos Stylianides: €430K Fine Upheld By Court

    Public Announcement by the Cyprus Securities and Exchange Commission that the Administrative Court upheld a decision by CySEC to impose a fine of €430,000 on Christos Stylianides for regulatory breaches involving "the Cyprus Popular Bank Public Co. Ltd.'s investment in Greek Government Bonds".

    Vasilios Theocharakis: €35K Fine Upheld By Court

    Public Announcement by the Cyprus Securities and Exchange Commission that the Administrative Court upheld a decision by CySEC to impose a fine of €35,000 on Vasilios Theocharakis for a regulatory breach involving "the Cyprus Popular Bank Public Co. Ltd.'s investment in Greek Government Bonds".

    NBG Bank Malta Ltd.: €3.75K Fine

    Public Notice by the Malta Financial Services Authority that it has imposed a fine of ‹3,750 on NBG Bank Malta Limited for failure "to submit the Auditors' Management Letter within the regulatory deadline". Editor's Note: Research by OffshoreAlert at the Malta Business Registry showed that NBG Bank Malta Limited was incorporated in Malta on April 12th, 2005, its directors are Georgios Agioutantis, a citizen of Greece residing in Malta; Anastasios Lizos, a citizen and resident of Greece; Dorothy Kim Vella, a citizen and resident of Malta; and Thomas Zampopoulos, a citizen and resident of Greece, and its shareholders are National Bank of Greece S.A. and NBG (Malta) Holdings Ltd., a Maltese company whose directors are Georgios Agioutantis, Anastasios Lizos, and George Grigoropoulos, a citizen and resident of Greece, and whose shareholders are National Bank of Greece S.A. and NBG International Holdings B.V., of the Netherlands.

    MoonPay Ltd.: ‘No New Business’ Directive

    Public Notice by the Malta Financial Services Authority that it has ordered MoonPay Ltd., which holds a "Class 2 Virtual Financial Assets Licence", to "cease the on-boarding of new clients with immediate effect". Editor's Note: Research by OffshoreAlert at the Malta Business Registry showed that MoonPay Ltd. was incorporated in Malta on September 27th, 2018, its directors are Maximillian Crown, a citizen of the United Kingdom with an address in London, England; Ivan Soto-Wright, a citizen of the United States with an address in London, England, and Theodora Vardi, a citizen of Greece with an address in New York, USA, and its shareholder is Hodl Ventures Limited, which was incorporated in Malta on September 25th, 2018 and whose directors are Maximilian Crown and Ivan Soto-Wright, and whose sole shareholder is MoonPay Inc., of Delaware, USA.

    SEC v. BTIG LLC: Complaint

    Complaint alleging "misconduct" involving an unidentified "hedge fund" that is "organized under the laws of Bermuda and headquartered in Toronto, Canada" in U. S. Securities and Exchange Commission v. BTIG LLC, described as a broker-dealer based in San Francisco, California, at the U. S. District Court for the Southern District of New York.

    SEC v. Airborne Wireless Network et al: Complaint

    Complaint alleging fraud involving, inter alia, "Cayman Islands bank accounts" in U. S. Securities and Exchange Commission v. Airborne Wireless Network, of Nevada; Kalistratos Kabilafkas, a.k.a. Kelly Kabilafkas, a.k.a. Mark McKinney, of California; Timoleon Kabilafkas, a.k.a. Tim Kabilafkas, of California; Chrysilios Chrysiliou, of California; Panagiotis Bolovis, pf Greece; Jack Edward Daniels, of California; Eric Scheffrey, described as a resident of Colorado and Switzerland, and Moshe Rabin, of Florida, as Defendants, and Timoleon Kabilafkas, in his capacity as trustee of the Tim Kabilafkas Revocable Trust Dated July 24, 2001, and Magdaline Kabilafkas, in her capacity as trustee of the Magdaline Kabilafkas 1989 Trust Dated May 27, 1989, a.k.a. the Magdaline Kabilafkas Revocable Trust, at the U. S. District Court for the Southern District of New York.

    USA v. Apostolos Trovias: Criminal Complaint

    Criminal Complaint alleging securities fraud in USA v. Apostolos Trovias, a.k.a. "TheBull", of Greece, at the U. S. District Court for the Southern District of New York.

    Lombard Bank Malta Plc: €340K Fine

    Publication Notice by the Malta Financial Intelligence Analysis Unit that it has imposed a fine of €340,058 on Lombard Bank Malta Plc for regulatory breaches. Editor's Note: Research by OffshoreAlert in the Malta Business Registry showed the the directors of Lombard Bank Malta Plc are identified as Michael Bonello, Graham Fairclough, Joseph Said, Michael Zammit, all citizens of Malta, and Kimon Palamidis, a citizen of Greece.

    Luxembourg firm Akazoo sued for securities fraud in US by SEC

    Four months after its shares were delisted from NASDAQ, Luxembourg-domiciled "music streaming" firm Akazoo S.A. has been sued for securities fraud in New York by the SEC, with the alleged scheme also involving individuals and firms in England, Greece, and Scotland.

    SEC v. Akazoo SA: Complaint

    Complaint alleging the defendant "defrauded multiple groups of investors out of millions of dollars" in U. S. Securities and Exchange Commission v. Akazoo SA, described as a Luxembourg company "with its purported principal place of business in London, United Kingdom and its actual principal place of business in Athens, Greece", at the U. S. District Court for the Southern District of New York.