Greece

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.

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".

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".

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. Editor's Note: Research by OffshoreAlert in the Luxembourg Business Register showed that Akazoo S.A. was incorporated on February 6th, 2019 and its directors are identified as Lewis W. Dickey, Jr., of Atlanta, Georgia; Panagiotis Dimitropoulos, of London, England; Maja Lapcevic, of Luxembourg; Asit Mehra, of New York; Colin Miles, of Singapore; Athan Stephanopoulos, of Luxembourg, and Apostolos N. Zervos, of Greece.

SEC v. Akazoo SA: Asset Freeze Application

SEC's Emergency Application for an Order to Show Cause, Asset Freeze, and Other Relief in U. S. Securities and Exchange Commission v. Akazoo SA, of Luxembourg, at the U. S. District Court for the Southern District of New York.

USA v. Nika Nazarovi et al: Criminal Indictment

Criminal Indictment against "citizens of multiple countries, including Georgia, Latvia, Romania, Bulgaria, and Belgium" who were described as being "members of a transnational organized crime network known as 'QQAAZZ'" that "provided money laundering services to significant cybercriminal organizations that stole money from unwitting victims in the United States and abroad" involving accounts at financial institutions in Belgium, Germany, Portugal, Spain, the Netherlands, Turkey, and the United Kingdom in USA v. Nika Nazarovi, a.k.a. Nika Utiashvili, a.k.a. Mihail Atansov, a.k.a. Stefan Trifonov Zhelyazkov; Martins Ignatjevs, a.k.a. Yordan Angelov Stoyanov, a.k.a. Aleksander Tihomirov, a.k.a. Svetlin Iliyanov Asenov; Aleksandre Kobiashvili, a.k.a. Antonios Nastas, a.k.a. Ognyan Krasimirov Trifonov; Dmitrijs Kuzminovs, a.k.a. Parush Gospodinov Genchev; Valentins Sevecs, a.k.a. Marek Jaswilko, a.k.a. Rafal Szczytko; Dmitrijs Slapins, Armens Vecels, Artiom Capacli, Ion Cebanu, Tomass Trescinkas, Ruslans Sarapovs, Silvestrs Tamenieks, Andelhak Hamdaoui, and Petar Iliev at the U. S. District Court for the Western District of Pennsylvania.

Piraeus Bank SA v. NASDAQ et al: Discovery Application

Application by Piraeus Bank SA, of Greece, to take discovery from The NASDAQ Stock Market LLC and OTC Markets Group for use in "an anticipated foreign judicial proceeding that will be commenced by Piraeus against Newlead Holdings, Ltd. [of Bermuda] before the High Court of Justice, Business and Property Courts of England and Wales, Commercial Court pursuant to a Guarantee and Indemnity agreement", filed at the U. S. District Court for the Southern District of New York.

Piraeus Bank SA v. Bendora SA et al: Complaint

Complaint for Recognition and Enforcement of a Foreign Judgment in Piraeus Bank S.A., of Greece v. Bendora Constructions Technical Commercial Societe Anonyme Imports-Exports-Dealerships, a.k.a. Bendora S.A., and Ioannis Efthymiadis, both of Greece, at the Supreme Court of the State of New York, County of New York.

Speedcast Cyprus Ltd. v. M/V Contship Air et al: Complaint

Complaint in Speedcast Cyprus Ltd., of Cyprus v. M/V Contship Air, of Liberia, formerly M/V Vega Luna; Verona Shiptrading Inc., of Liberia, and Contships Management Inc., of Greece, at the U. S. District Court for the Southern District of Florida.

Novartis AG: $112M Penalties

Administrative Order imposing penalties against Novartis AG, described as a Switzerland-based "global provider of pharmaceutical and healthcare products", for "improper activities", including "improper payments", "forged contracts", and "false books and records", involving its subsidiaries and affiliates in Greece, Singapore, South Korea, and Vietnam, before the U. S. Securities and Exchange Commission.

SEC v. Vassilios Trikantzopoulos et al: Complaint

Complaint alleging investment fraud in U. S. Securities and Exchange Commission v. Vassilios Trikantzopoulos, a citizen of Greece and resident of Boston who "posed as the scion of a wealthy Greek shipping family", and Navis Ventures LLC, of Delaware, at the U. S. District Court for the District of Massachusetts.

Piraeus Bank v. The Bank of New York Mellon et al: Discovery Application

Application by Piraeus Bank, of Greece, to take discovery from The Bank of New York Mellon, Citibank NA, HSBC Bank (USA) NA, and JPMorgan Chase Bank NA for use in legal proceedings in England filed by Piraeus Bank against Grand Anemi Limited, of Malta; Grandunion Inc., of the Marshall Islands, and Michail (Michael) Zolotas, described as a Greek national with a last known address in Monaco, filed at the U. S. District Court for the Southern District of New York.

USA v. Amir Abdolaziz Dianat et al: Arrest Warrant Affidavit

Affidavit in support of application for arrest warrant alleging "knowingly and willfully conspiring with each other and persons in Iran to use the U.S. financial system to procure a petroleum tanker named Nautic, and later renamed to the Gulf Sky, in violation of the Iranian Transactions and Sanctions Regulations" in USA v. Amir Abdolaziz Dianat, a.k.a. Ameer Abdulaazeez Jaafar, and Kamran Ali Lajmiry, a.k.a. Kamran Ali Lajmiri, at the U. S. District Curt for the District of Columbia.

Netherlands: Olnta Lenakou

Application for the appointment of a Commissioner to collect evidence from Bank of America - pursuant to a request for judicial assistance from the Netherlands - for use in a criminal investigation into Greek national Olnta Lenakou for suspected narcotics offenses and money laundering.

Katy Taveira v. Celebrity Cruises Inc.: Discovery Application

Application on behalf of Katy Taveira to take discovery from Celebrity Cruises Inc. for use in legal proceedings in Greece against her former husband, Dimitrios Petras, filed at the U. S. District Court for the Southern District of Florida.

Helena Chartering Inc. v. The Bank of New York Mellon et al: Discovery Application

Application by Helena Chartering Inc., of the Bahamas, to take discovery from The Bank of New York Mellon, Deutsche Bank Trust Company Americas, a.k.a. Deutsche Bank USA; Wells Fargo Bank NA, and Citibank NA for use in contemplated legal proceedings in Greece against Liberia-domiciled Cronus Maritime Inc., filed at the U. S. District Court for the Southern District of New York.

SEC v. Bryan Cohen et al: Complaint

Complaint alleging securities fraud involving investment bankers in London in U. S. Securities and Exchange Commission v. Bryan Cohen, of New York, NY, and George Nikas, a citizen of Greece residing in Athens, Greece, and New York, NY, at the U. S. District Court for the Southern District of New York.

USA v. Aleksejs Trofimovics et al: Criminal Indictment

Criminal Indictment alleging conspiracy to commit money laundering in USA v. Aleksejs Trofimovics, a.k.a. Aleksejs Trofimovich, a.k.a. Alexey Trofimovich, a.k.a. Aleko Stoyanov Angelov; Ruslans Nikitenko, a.k.a. Krzysztof Wojciech Lewko, a.k.a. Milen Nikolchev Nikolov, a.k.a. Rafal Zimnoch; Arturs Zaharevics, a.k.a. Piotr Ginelli, a.k.a. Arkadiusz Szuberski; Deniss Ruseckis, a.k.a. Denis Rusetsky, a.k.a. Sevdelin Sevdalinov Atanasov, and Deinis Gorenko, all citizens of Latvia, at the U. S. District Court for the Western District of Pennsylvania.

Towerbridge Group Ltd. v. Duane Morris: Complaint

Claim Form and Particulars of Claim alleging breach of fiduciary duty resulting in losses in excess of £1.3 million in Towerbridge Group Limited, domiciled in the British Virgin Islands, based in Cyprus v. Duane Morris, a London-based law firm, at the High Court of Justice for England and Wales.

Mundo Media Ltd. et al: Chapter 15 Petition

Chapter 15 Petition for Recognition of a Foreign Main Proceeding in Canada by Ernst & Young, as the Foreign Representative of Mundo Media Ltd., 2538853 Ontario Ltd., M Zone Marketing Inc., and AppThis Holdings, Inc., at the U. S. Bankruptcy Court for the District of Delaware.

BSR Fund SA et al v. Patrick Cunningham et al: Complaint

Complaint in BSR Fund SA, of the Marshall Islands; United Capital Trust Inc., of Liberia; Volterra Investment Inc., of the Marshall Islands; B Angel Investment Corp., of the Marshall Islands; Galactica FX Trading Corp., of the Marshall Islands; Victor Restis, of Greece, and Bella Resti, of Greece v. Diwakar Jagannath, Ikon Global Holding Company LLC, Ikon Global Markets Inc., Ftechnics Inc., Ikon Europe Ltd., of the United Kingdom; Ikon Finance Ltd., of the United Kingdom; Ikon Atlantic Ltd., of Bermuda; Ioannis Litinas, of Greece; George Daskaleas, of Greece; Maria Kitromilidou, of Cyprus; and Patrick Cunningham alleging fraud regarding Gstar FX Inc., of Belize, and PK Investments Equity Ltd., of the British Virgin Islands, at the Supreme Court of the State of New York, County of New York.

FTechnics, Inc. v. Victor Restis et al: Complaint

Notice of Removal, plus copy of complaint, in FTechnics, Inc., IKON Global Markets, Inc., IKON Global Holdings Company, LLC, and Engin Yikilmazoglu v. Victor Restis, Victor Restis, Bella Resti, Ioannis Litinas, George Daskaleas, Patrick Cunningham, Diwakar Jagannath, United Capital Trusts, Inc., Volterra Investments, Inc., B. Angel Investment Corp., Galactica FX Trading Corp., and BSR Fund, SA at the U. S. District Court for the Southern District of New York.

Charif Kazal et al v. Rodric David et al: Writ of Summons

Writ of Summons in Charif Kazal and Tony Kazal v. Rodric Marc David, Naveen David Singh, Global Renewables Pty Ltd., Xalt Pty Ltd., Nikoloaos Mavromanolakis, Ironbridge Capital Pty Ltd., Palisade Investment Partners Pty Ltd., Global Renewables Holdings Pty Ltd., Global Renewables Australia Pty Ltd., GRL Sydney Pty Ltd., and Global Renewables Eastern Creek Pty Ltd. at the Grand Court of the Cayman Islands.

KTC et al v. Rodric David et al: Writ of Summons

Writ of Summons in KTC, Charif Kazal, and Tony Kazal v. Rodric Marc David, Naveen David Singh, Global Renewables Pty Ltd., Xalt Pty Ltd., Nikoloaos Mavromanolakis, Ironbridge Capital Pty Ltd., and Palisade Investment Partners Pty Ltd. at the Grand Court of the Cayman Islands.

Greece: Federal Infosystems LLC

Application for the appointment of a Commissioner to collect evidence - pursuant to a request for judicial assistance from Greece - from Federal Infosystems LLC, Uprising Investments LLC, Highside Investments LLC, and Financial Insight Enterprises LLC - for a criminal investigation into alleged fraud, embezzlement and tax offenses.

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.

Veli Kaariainen et al v. Virginia Pappadakis et al: Judgment

Judgment in Veli Markku Juhani Kaariainen, David Upton Tugman, Panagis John Couroussopoulos, and Farouk Abdulla, acting Trustees of the Albany No. 1 Settlement v. Virginia Pappadakis, Antoine Pappadakis, George Alexander Nicolas Pappadakis, Virginia Alexandra Pappadakis, and Antonios Pappadakis, beneficiaries of the Albany No. 1 Settlement; and John Ernest Bryan Scanlan, an original trustee of the Albany No. 1 Settlement, at the Grand Court of the Cayman Islands.

Veli Kaariainen et al v. Virginia Pappadakis et al: Order

Order in Veli Markku Juhani Kaariainen, David Upton Tugman, Panagis John Couroussopoulos, and Farouk Abdulla, acting Trustees of the Albany No. 1 Settlement v. Virginia Pappadakis, Antoine Pappadakis, George Alexander Nicolas Pappadakis, Virginia Alexandra Pappadakis, and Antonios Pappadakis, beneficiaries of the Albany No. 1 Settlement; and John Ernest Bryan Scanlan, an original trustee of the Albany No. 1 Settlement, at the Grand Court of the Cayman Islands.
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