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Elliott Lam v. Sam Bankman-Fried et al: Class Action Complaint (‘FTX Crypto Fraud’)

Class Action Complaint alleging "fraud and deceit at a scale rarely seen – causing billions of dollars in value and financial equity to ostensibly disappear overnight" involving FTX crypto group in Elliott Lam, described as a citizen of Canada residing in Hong Kong v. Sam Bankman-Fried, Caroline Ellison, and Golden State Warriors LLC at the U.S. District Court for the Northern District of California.

FTX Trading Ltd. et al: Affidavit Supporting Chapter 11 Petitions (‘Complete Absence of Trustworthy Financial Information’)

Affidavit of John J. Ray III, including statements that "Never in my career have I seen such a complete failure of corporate controls and such a complete absence of trustworthy financial information as occurred here" and "related party loans" were made to Sam Bankman-Fried, $1 billion; Nishad Aingh, $543 million, and Ryan Salame, $55 million, in support of Chapter 11 Petitions by 102 entities comprising the FTX crypto group, including those in Antigua and Barbuda, Australia, Bahamas, British Virgin Islands, Canada, Cayman Islands, Cyprus, Egypt, Germany, Ghana, Gibraltar, Hong Kong, India, Ireland, Japan, Kenya, Liechtenstein, Nigeria, Panama, Senegal, Seychelles, Singapore, South Africa, South Korea, Switzerland, Tanzania, Turkey, Uganda, United Arab Emirates, USA, and Vietnam, filed at the U.S. Bankruptcy Court for the District of Delaware.

Hangzhou Biaoba Trading Co. Ltd. v. Credit Suisse et al: Discovery Application (England Proceedings)

Application by Hangzhou Biaoba Trading Co. Ltd. to take discovery from Credit Suisse AG, Bank of America N.A., and China CITIC Bank International Ltd., New York Branch, for use in legal proceedings in England "against Kei Kin Hung and Beijing Sparkle Investment Co., Ltd. for the enforcement and recognition of a foreign judgment and for the issuance of a Freeze and Disclosure Order", filed at the U.S. District Court for the Southern District of New York.

FTX Trading Ltd. et al: Motion to Transfer & Stay Chapter 15 Petition

Emergency Motion to Stay and Transfer Chapter 15 Petition from New York to Delaware by 101 entities (reduced from 134 identified in the Chapter 11 Petition) comprising the FTX crypto group, including those in Antigua and Barbuda, Australia, Bahamas, British Virgin Islands, Canada, Cayman Islands, Cyprus, Egypt, Germany, Ghana, Gibraltar, Hong Kong, India, Ireland, Japan, Kenya, Liechtenstein, Nigeria, Panama, Senegal, Seychelles, Singapore, South Africa, South Korea, Switzerland, Tanzania, Turkey, Uganda, United Arab Emirates, USA, and Vietnam, filed at the U.S. Bankruptcy Court for the District of Delaware. In the motion, FTX's new management accused the Bahamas government and regulators of, essentially, misappropriating the group's assets, in conjunction with former FTX principals Samuel Bankman-Fried and Gary Wang, as part of an attempt to "undermine these Chapter 11 Cases".

FTX Digital Markets Ltd.: Chapter 15 Petition (Bahamas)

Chapter 15 Petition for Recognition of a Foreign Main Proceeding in the Bahamas by Brian Simms, Kevin Cambridge, and Peter Greaves, as the Foreign Representatives of FTX Digital Markets Ltd., which operates "a digital assets business", filed at the U.S. Bankruptcy Court for the Southern District of New York.

FTX Trading Ltd. et al: Motion for Joint Administration (‘More Than One Million Creditors’)

Motion for Joint Administration and Motion Modifying Certain Creditor List Requirements, Authorizing the Debtors to Serve Certain Parties by E-Mail, and Granting Related Relief in the matter of Alameda Aus Pty Ltd., Alameda Global Services Ltd., Alameda Research (Bahamas) Ltd., Alameda Research Holdings Inc., Alameda Research KK, Alameda Research LLC, Alameda Research Ltd., Alameda Research Pte Ltd., Alameda Research Yankari Ltd., Alameda TR Ltd., Alameda TR Systems S. de R. L., Allston Way Ltd., Altalix Ltd., Analisya Pte Ltd., Atlantis Technology Ltd., B for Transfer Egypt, B Payment Services Nigeria, B Transfer Services Ltd., B Transfer Services Ltd. UAE, B Transfer Services Uganda, Bancroft Way Ltd., BitPesa Kenya Ltd., BitPesa RDC SARL, BitPesa Senegal Ltd., BitPesa South Africa, BitPesa Tanzania Ltd., BitPesa Uganda Ltd., Bitvo, Inc., Blockfolio Holdings, Inc., Blockfolio, Inc., Blue Ridge Ltd., BT Payment Services Ghana, BT Payment Services South Africa, BT Payments Uganda, BT Pesa Nigeria Ltd., BTC Africa S.A., BTLS Limited Tanzania, Cardinal Ventures Ltd., Cedar Bay Ltd., Cedar Grove Technology Services, Ltd., Clifton Bay Investments LLC, Clifton Bay Investments Ltd., CM-Equity AG, Corner Stone Staffing, Cottonwood Grove Ltd., Cottonwood Technologies Ltd., Crypto Bahamas LLC, DAAG Trading, DMCC, Deck Technologies Holdings LLC, Deck Technologies Inc., Deep Creek Ltd., Digital Custody Inc., Euclid Way Ltd., Exchange 4 Free Seychellen, Exchange 4Free Australia Br., Exchange 4Free Ltd., Exchange 4Free South Africa Br., Exchange 4Free Swiss Branch, Finfax Company, FTX (Gibraltar) Ltd., FTX Canada Inc., FTX Certificates GmbH, FTX Crypto Services Ltd., FTX Digital Assets LLC, FTX Digital Holdings (Singapore) Pte Ltd., FTX EMEA Ltd., FTX Equity Record Holdings Ltd., FTX Europe AG, FTX Exchange FZE, FTX Hong Kong Ltd., FTX Japan Holdings K.K., FTX Japan K.K., FTX Japan Services KK, FTX Lend Inc., FTX Marketplace, Inc., FTX Products (Singapore) Pte Ltd., FTX Property Holdings Ltd., FTX Services Solutions Ltd., FTX Structured Products AG, FTX Switzerland GmbH, FTX Trading GmbH, FTX Trading Ltd., FTX TURKEY TEKNOLOJİ VE TİCARET ANONİM ŞİRKET, FTX US Derivatives LLC, FTX US Services, Inc., FTX US Trading, Inc., FTX Vault Trust Company, FTX Ventures Ltd., FTX Ventures Partnership, FTX Zuma Ltd., GG Trading Terminal Ltd., Global Compass Dynamics Ltd., Good Luck Games, LLC, Goodman Investments Ltd., Hannam Group Inc., Hawaii Digital Assets Inc., Hilltop Technology Services LLC, Hive Empire Trading Pty Ltd., Innovatia Ltd., Island Bay Ventures Inc., K-DNA Financial Services Ltd., Killarney Lake Investments Ltd., Ledger Holdings Inc., LedgerPrime Bitcoin Yield Enhancement Fund, LLC, LedgerPrime Bitcoin Yield Enhancement Master Fund LP, LedgerPrime Digital Asset Opportunities Fund, LLC, LedgerPrime Digital Asset Opportunities Master Fund LP, Ledger Prime LLC, LedgerPrime Ventures, LP, Liquid Financial USA Inc., LiquidEX LLC, Liquid Securities Singapore Pte Ltd., LT Baskets Ltd., Maclaurin Investments Ltd., Mangrove Cay Ltd., North Dimension Inc., North Dimension Ltd., North Wireless Dimension Inc., Paper Bird Inc., Pioneer Street Inc., Quoine India Pte Ltd., Quoine Pte Ltd., Quoine Vietnam Co. Ltd., SNG INVESTMENTS YATIRIM VE DANIŞMANLIK ANONİM ŞİRKETİ, Strategy Ark Collective Ltd., Technology Services Bahamas Limited, Tigetwit Ltd., TransferZero, Verdant Canyon Capital LLC, West Innovative Barista Ltd., West Realm Shires Financial Services Inc., West Realm Shires Services Inc., Western Concord Enterprises Ltd., and ZUBR Exchange Ltd. at the U.S. Bankruptcy Court for the District of Delaware.

FTX Trading Ltd. et al: Chapter 11 Petition

Chapter 11 Petition by 134 entities comprising the FTX Group, including those in Antigua and Barbuda, Australia, Bahamas, British Virgin Islands, Canada, Cayman Islands, Cyprus, Egypt, Germany, Ghana, Gibraltar, Hong Kong, India, Ireland, Japan, Kenya, Liechtenstein, Nigeria, Panama, Senegal, Seychelles, Singapore, South Africa, South Korea, Switzerland, Tanzania, Turkey, Uganda, United Arab Emirates, USA, and Vietnam, namely Alameda Aus Pty Ltd., Alameda Global Services Ltd., Alameda Research (Bahamas) Ltd., Alameda Research Holdings Inc., Alameda Research KK, Alameda Research LLC, Alameda Research Ltd., Alameda Research Pte Ltd., Alameda Research Yankari Ltd., Alameda TR Ltd., Alameda TR Systems S. de R. L., Allston Way Ltd., Altalix Ltd., Analisya Pte Ltd., Atlantis Technology Ltd., B for Transfer Egypt, B Payment Services Nigeria, B Transfer Services Ltd., B Transfer Services Ltd. UAE, B Transfer Services Uganda, Bancroft Way Ltd., BitPesa Kenya Ltd., BitPesa RDC SARL, BitPesa Senegal Ltd., BitPesa South Africa, BitPesa Tanzania Ltd., BitPesa Uganda Ltd., Bitvo, Inc., Blockfolio Holdings, Inc., Blockfolio, Inc., Blue Ridge Ltd., BT Payment Services Ghana, BT Payment Services South Africa, BT Payments Uganda, BT Pesa Nigeria Ltd., BTC Africa S.A., BTLS Limited Tanzania, Cardinal Ventures Ltd., Cedar Bay Ltd., Cedar Grove Technology Services, Ltd., Clifton Bay Investments LLC, Clifton Bay Investments Ltd., CM-Equity AG, Corner Stone Staffing, Cottonwood Grove Ltd., Cottonwood Technologies Ltd., Crypto Bahamas LLC, DAAG Trading, DMCC, Deck Technologies Holdings LLC, Deck Technologies Inc., Deep Creek Ltd., Digital Custody Inc., Euclid Way Ltd., Exchange 4 Free Seychellen, Exchange 4Free Australia Br., Exchange 4Free Ltd., Exchange 4Free South Africa Br., Exchange 4Free Swiss Branch, Finfax Company, FTX (Gibraltar) Ltd., FTX Canada Inc., FTX Certificates GmbH, FTX Crypto Services Ltd., FTX Digital Assets LLC, FTX Digital Holdings (Singapore) Pte Ltd., FTX EMEA Ltd., FTX Equity Record Holdings Ltd., FTX Europe AG, FTX Exchange FZE, FTX Hong Kong Ltd., FTX Japan Holdings K.K., FTX Japan K.K., FTX Japan Services KK, FTX Lend Inc., FTX Marketplace, Inc., FTX Products (Singapore) Pte Ltd., FTX Property Holdings Ltd., FTX Services Solutions Ltd., FTX Structured Products AG, FTX Switzerland GmbH, FTX Trading GmbH, FTX Trading Ltd., FTX TURKEY TEKNOLOJİ VE TİCARET ANONİM ŞİRKET, FTX US Derivatives LLC, FTX US Services, Inc., FTX US Trading, Inc., FTX Vault Trust Company, FTX Ventures Ltd., FTX Ventures Partnership, FTX Zuma Ltd., GG Trading Terminal Ltd., Global Compass Dynamics Ltd., Good Luck Games, LLC, Goodman Investments Ltd., Hannam Group Inc., Hawaii Digital Assets Inc., Hilltop Technology Services LLC, Hive Empire Trading Pty Ltd., Innovatia Ltd., Island Bay Ventures Inc., K-DNA Financial Services Ltd., Killarney Lake Investments Ltd., Ledger Holdings Inc., LedgerPrime Bitcoin Yield Enhancement Fund, LLC, LedgerPrime Bitcoin Yield Enhancement Master Fund LP, LedgerPrime Digital Asset Opportunities Fund, LLC, LedgerPrime Digital Asset Opportunities Master Fund LP, Ledger Prime LLC, LedgerPrime Ventures, LP, Liquid Financial USA Inc., LiquidEX LLC, Liquid Securities Singapore Pte Ltd., LT Baskets Ltd., Maclaurin Investments Ltd., Mangrove Cay Ltd., North Dimension Inc., North Dimension Ltd., North Wireless Dimension Inc., Paper Bird Inc., Pioneer Street Inc., Quoine India Pte Ltd., Quoine Pte Ltd., Quoine Vietnam Co. Ltd., SNG INVESTMENTS YATIRIM VE DANIŞMANLIK ANONİM ŞİRKETİ, Strategy Ark Collective Ltd., Technology Services Bahamas Limited, Tigetwit Ltd., TransferZero, Verdant Canyon Capital LLC, West Innovative Barista Ltd., West Realm Shires Financial Services Inc., West Realm Shires Services Inc., Western Concord Enterprises Ltd., and ZUBR Exchange Ltd. at the U.S. Bankruptcy Court for the District of Delaware.

Logan Group Company Ltd.: Directors

Director Details for Logan Group Company Limited, obtained from the Cayman Islands General Registry on November 8th, 2022.

Citicorp International Ltd. v. Logan Group Company Ltd.: Winding Up Petition (‘$314M Debt’)

Winding Up Petition in Citicorp International Limited, of Hong Kong v. Logan Group Company Limited, formerly Logan Property Holdings Company Limited, described as "the holding company of a corporate group" that is "principally engaged in property development, property investment, construction and decoration and primary land development, extensively focusing on the residential property market in the Guangdong-Hong Kong SAR-Macau Greater Bay Area in the People's Republic of China", at the Grand Court of the Cayman Islands.

SPI Energy Co. Ltd.: Directors

Director Details for SPI Energy Co. Ltd., obtained from the Cayman Islands General Registry on November 4th, 2022.

SinSin Europe Solar Asset LP et al v. SPI Energy Co. Ltd.: Petition to Confirm Arbitral Awards (€38.8M)

Petition to Confirm Arbitral Awards in SinSin Europe Solar Asset Limited Partnership and SinSin Solar Capital Limited Partnership, described as Cayman Islands-domiciled "investment vehicles co-owned by two Chinese state-owned entities, namely Xingxing Cathay International Group Co. Ltd and China Railway Trust Co. Ltd." v. SPI Energy Co. Ltd., described as a Cayman Islands-domiciled, California-based "global provider of photovoltaic solutions which is listed on the Nasdaq Stock Market", at the U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of California.

FXCH Ltd. v. Centre Consortium LLC: Complaint (‘$6M Crypto Dispute’)

Complaint involving "a so-called 'stablecoin' that is pegged 1-to-1 to the U.S. Dollar, called USD Coin and denominated as USDC" in FXCH Ltd., a.k.a. Foreign Exchange Clearing House, described as an Ireland-based "member-based financial utility for Institutional Spot-FX Clearing" v. Centre Consortium LLC at the U.S. District Court for the District of Massachusetts.

Oriente Group Ltd.: Restructuring Petition

Petition for the Appointment of Restructuring Officers in the matter of Oriente Group Limited, described as "a leading Southeast Asian financial technology platform established by the co-founders of revolutionary internet companies Skype and Lu.com (NYSE:LU), and also, Atomico, one of the leading global venture capital firms" that "acts as the parent company for its various direct and indirect subsidiaries incorporated in, amongst other jurisdictions, the Philippines, Indonesia and Vietnam", at the Grand Court of the Cayman Islands.

Brian Kang et al v. Hybrid Trade Ltd. et al: Complaint (‘$50M Crypto Fraud’)

Complaint in Brian Kang, individually and on behalf of SkyBlock LLC and Mid-Wilshire Consulting LLC; Prasad Hurra, David Kim, individually and on behalf of Blue Block Group; Artemo Verduzco, David Kwon, and Young Jae Kwon v. Hybrid Trade Limited, Asia Digital Asset Exchange, Allysian Sciences, Apolo Ohno, Rod Jao, and Eugenio Pugliese at the Superior Court of the State of California, County of Los Angeles.

Tether & Bitfinex Litigation: Decision Transcript (‘Removal of Roche Freedman Law Firm’)

Transcript of Decision in which U.S. District Judge Katherine Polk Failla granted crypto lawyer Kyle Roche's motion to withdraw and removed Roche Freedman law firm as interim class counsel in litigation styled as ‘In Re. Tether and Bitfinex Crypto Asset Litigation’ in David Leibowitz et al v. iFinex Inc., a.k.a. Bitfinex; DigFinex Inc., BFXNA Inc., BFXWW Inc., Tether International Limited, Tether Operations Limited, Tether Holdings Limited, all of the British Virgin Islands; Tether Limited, of Hong Kong; Ludovicus Jan van der Velde, a citizen of the Netherlands, and Giancarlo Devasini, a citizen of Italy, at the U. S. District Court for the Southern District of New York.

Datachain Labs LLC v. Roger Quijano et al: Complaint (‘Crypto Fraud’)

Complaint in Datachain Labs LLC v. Roger Gabriel Benites Quijano, a.k.a. Roger Benites; Bitinka Limited, of Hong Kong; Inka Ventures Ltd., of Guam; Chasqui Tech AB, of Sweden; Blockzy OU, Blockzy Technologies Srl, of Estonia; Blockzy Technologies SL, of Estonia, and Roger M. Benites at the Superior Court of Connecticut, Stamford/Norwalk.

Oriente Group Ltd.: Directors

Director Details for Oriente Group Limited, obtained from the Cayman Islands General Registry on October 10th, 2022.

Global Cord Blood Corporation: Chapter 15 Petition (Cayman Islands)

Chapter 15 Petition for Recognition of a Foreign Main Proceeding in the Cayman Islands by Margot MacInnis, John Royle, and Chow Tsz Nga Georgia, as the Foreign Representatives of Global Cord Blood Corporation, described as "a holding company that wholly owns certain companies that conduct the business of storing umbilical cord blood, mainly to enable parents to preserve their children’s stem cells", filed at the U.S. Bankruptcy Court for the Southern District of New York.

Bo Run SPC: Directors

Director Details for Bo Run SPC, obtained from the Cayman Islands General Registry on October 5th, 2022.

Brimstone SPC: Directors

Director Details for Brimstone SPC, obtained from the Cayman Islands General Registry on October 5th, 2022.

Ren CI et al v. Nebula (Cayman) Ltd. et al: Writ of Summons

Writ of Summons in Ren CI and Daoyi Holding Limited v. Nebula (Cayman) Limited, of the Cayman Islands; Chang Shuai, of China; Wang Yanzhi, of China; Zhang Fan, of China; Hu Hao, of China; Jiang Yameng, of China; Man Ho Kee Harry, of Hong Kong; LCA Ninja Pte. Ltd., of Singapore; Matrix Partners China VI Hong Kong Limited, of Hong Kong, and Alpha Startup Fund LP, of the Cayman Islands, at the Grand Court of the Cayman Islands.

SEC v. James Patten et al: Complaint

Complaint alleging securities fraud involving Makamer Holdings, Inc., formerly Hometown International, Inc., and EZRaider Co., formerly E-Waste Corporation, in U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission v. James T. Patten, Peter L. Coker, Sr., and Peter L. Coker, Jr., described as a resident of Hong Kong, at the U.S. District Court for the District of New Jersey.

Nancy Maeshiro v. Yatsen Holding Ltd. et al: Class Action Complaint

Class Action Complaint in Nancy Maeshiro v. Yatsen Holding Limited, described as "a China-based holding company engaged in the production and sale of cosmetics and skincare products"; Jinfeng Huang, Yuwen Chen, Jianhua Lyu, Donghao Yang, Sidney Xuande Huang, Bonnie Yi Zhang, Colleen A. DeVries, Cogency Global Inc., Hillhouse Capital, Goldman Sachs (Asia) LLC, Morgan Stanley & Co. LLC, China International Capital Corporation Hong Kong Securities Limited, China Renaissance Securities (Hong Kong) Limited, FUTU Inc., and Tiger Brokers (NZ) Limited at the U.S. District Court for the Southern District of New York.

Hexin Global Ltd. et al v. Singularity Future Technology Ltd. et al: Complaint (‘6M Fraud’)

Complaint "to recover damages caused by Defendants' common law fraud and statutory violations of the federal securities laws as well as breaches of contract" in Hexin Global Limited, of the British Virgin Islands, and Viner Total Investments Fund, described as a Cayman Islands entity based in Hong Kong v. Singularity Future Technology Ltd., formerly Sino-Global Shipping America Ltd.; Yang 'Leo' Jie, described as an alleged "fugitive wanted by Chinese law enforcement officials for perpetrating a $300 million Ponzi scheme"; Jing 'Angela' Shan, Tuo 'Tina' Pan, and Lei Cao at the U.S. District Court for the Southern District of New York.

Core Compass Ltd. v. Evolve Bank & Trust: Discovery Application (Serbia Proceedings)

Application by Core Compass Limited, described as "a Hong Kong-registered company that provides payment consulting services to internet businesses", to take discovery from Evolve Bank & Trust for use in legal proceedings in Serbia alleging misappropriation by Boom Financial Management d.o.o., filed at the U.S. District Court for the Western District of Tennessee.

China Financial Services Holdings Ltd. v. Citibank NA et al: Discovery Application (‘Hong Kong Proceedings’)

Application by China Financial Services Holdings Ltd., of Hong Kong, to take discovery from Citibank N.A., The Bank of New York Mellon, Société Générale, New York Branch; HSBC Bank USA, N.A., BNP Paribas USA, JPMorgan Chase Bank, N.A., Well Fargo Bank, N.A., Deutsche Bank Trust Co. Americas, UBS AG, Bank of America, N.A., Bank of China, New York Branch; Standard Chartered Bank US, and Commerzbank AG, New York Branch, for use in legal proceedings in Hong Kong against Luo Rui and Guan Zueling, a.k.a. Guan Xue Ling, alleging fraud that caused losses totaling RMB1.37 billion ($198 million), filed at the U.S. District Court for the Southern District of New York.

Aaron Leibowitz et al v. Tether et al: Disclosure Order

Order that the Bitfinex/Tether defendants produce financial records that "relate to the backing of USDT" in Aaron Leibowitz et al et al v. BFXNA Inc., BFXWW Inc., Bittrex, Inc., Crypto Capital Corp., Giancarlo Devasini, DigFinex Inc., Reginald Fowler, Global Trade Solutions AG, Poloniex, LLC, Philip G. Potter, Tether Holdings Limited, Tether International Limited, Tether Limited, Tether Operations Limited, iFinex Inc., and Ludovicus Jan van der Velde at the U.S. District Court for the Southern District of New York.

Shenwan Hongyuan Strategic Investments (H.K.) Ltd. v. Shinsun Holdings (Group) Co. Ltd.: Winding Up Petition

Winding Up Petition in Shenwan Hongyuan Strategic Investments (H.K.) Ltd., of Hong Kong v. Shinsun Holdings (Group) Co. Ltd., whose "principal business includes developing and selling properties in the People's Republic of China, through property development, property leasing, hotel operations, and provision of property management services", at the Grand Court of the Cayman Islands.

U.S. Bank NA v. Christopher Whittle et al: Complaint (‘$6.8M Foreclosure – 100 Briar Patch Rd., East Hampton, NY’)

Complaint "to foreclose on a mortgage encumbering the property commonly known as 100 BRIAR PATCH ROAD, EAST HAMPTON, NEW YORK 11937" in U.S. Bank National Association, as Trustee for Structured Adjustable Rate Mortgage Loan Trust, Mortgage Pass-Through Certificates, Series 2007-8 v. H. Christopher Whittle, 100 Briar Patch LLC, Golden Eagle International Trading Limited, of Hong Kong; Pure East Global Investments Limited, of the British Virgin Islands; Richard B. Montanye, as Successor Trustee of The Pira Trust by appointment dated December 15, 2007; Avenues Global Holdings LLC, of New York, and New York State Department of Taxation and Finance at the U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of New York.
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Hong Kong shareholder seeks Inspectors for Cayman crypto fund manager BBShares

Hong Kong resident Guang Huang has asked a Cayman Islands court to appoint Inspectors to investigate the affairs of crypto fund manager BBShares Capital Management Ltd., two of whose fellow principals - Connecticut residents Hongtao Jason Qiao and JingJing Zhou - he accused of committing a $7.2 million 'freeze out' fraud against him in a lawsuit filed three months ago in New York.