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Dolfin Financial (UK) Ltd.: Special Administration

Public Notice by the United Kingdom's Financial Conduct Authority that Dolfin Financial (UK) Ltd., described as a "wealth management firm", has entered "Special Administration". Editor's Note: Research by OffshoreAlert at Companies House for England and Wales showed that the directors of Dolfin Financial (UK) Ltd. are Rodney Pennington Baker-Bates and Amir Mohammad Nabi, who are citizens of the United Kingdom, while former directors are Stephen Michael Kinglsey, a citizen of the U.K. and France, who resigned effective March 31st, 2021; Sanjay Maraj, a citizen of the U.K., who resigned effective September 30th, 2020; Denisz Andras Nagy, a citizen of Hungary, who resigned effective April 30th, 2020; Donald Dimitri Percival, a citizen of the U.K., who resigned effective October 25th, 2016; Henrik Segerberg, a citizen of Sweden, who resigned effective September 20th, 2013; Kai Yeu Tang, a citizen of the U.K., who resigned effective September 20th, 2013; Adrian van den Bok, a citizen of the U.K., who resigned effective February 10th, 2014, and Dr. Fadi Zaher, a citizen of Sweden, who resigned effective April 14th, 2016.

Money + Card Payment Institution Ltd.: €404K Fine

Public Notice by the Malta Financial Intelligence Analysis Unit that it has imposed a fine of €403,947 on Money + Card Payment Institution Limited for regulatory breaches. Editor's Note: Research by OffshoreAlert in the Malta Business Registry showed that Money + Card Payment Institution Limited was incorporated in Malta on July 27th, 2015, went into liquidation on June 13th, 2019, has no current directors, its former directors include Zoltan Bota, who resigned effective May 11th, 2019; Terry Galea, of Malta, who resigned effective May 14th, 2019; Franco Falzan, of Malta, who resigned effective May 9th, 2019, and Dmitrij Kozelkin, of Hungary, who resigned effective August 9th, 2018, and its shareholders are Viktor Hujber, a citizen and resident of Hungary, and Prifolio Holding Limited, which was incorporated in Malta on September 16th, 2010, whose sole director is Otto Hujber, and whose shareholders are Otto Hujber and Viktor Hujber,

Dolfin Financial UK Ltd.: Restrictions

Public Notice by the United Kingdom's Financial Conduct Authority that it has "imposed a number of restrictions on Dolfin Financial (UK) Ltd. stopping it from carrying on any regulated activities due to concerns about the way it conducts its business". Editor's Note: Research by OffshoreAlert at Companies House for England and Wales showed that Dolfin Financial (UK) Ltd. was incorporated on November 5th, 2010, its directors are Rodney Pennington Baker-Bates, who is chairman of British insurance broker Willis Ltd.; Stephen Michael Kingsley, a former partner of PR firm FTI Consulting, and Amir Mohammed Nabi, who are all citizens of the United Kingdom, its former directors include Sanjay Maraj, a citizen of the United Kingdom, who resigned effective September 30th, 2020, and Denis Andras Nagy, a citizen of Hungary, who resigned effective April 30th, 2020, and its "person with significant control" is Denis Nagy.

Novasigma Limited: Unlicensed Activity

Public Warning by the Gibraltar Financial Services Commission that Novasigma Limited "appears to be purporting to offer company management services in Gibraltar" without a license. Editor's Note: Research by OffshoreAlert at Companies House Gibraltar showed that Novasigma Limited was incorporated in Gibraltar on May 21st, 2015 and, in its most recent annual return dated May 4th, 2018, the company's sole director was identified as Jussi Olavi Hallikas, described as a Finnish "tax advisor" residing in Tbilisi, Georgia, and its sole shareholder as Novasigma Limited, of the Seychelles. The company's website at www.novasigma.com is no longer operational. In his LinkedIn profile, Hallikas is currently described as "Managing Director" of "Fidelcrest", a company purportedly domiciled in Hungary that offers "forex trading" products and services at www.fidelcrest.com.

Seadrill Ltd. et al: Chapter 11 Petition

Chapter 11 petitions by companies in Angola, Bermuda, Brazil, Canada, Hong Kong, Hungary, Liberia, Luxembourg, Malaysia, Mexico, Netherlands, Nigeria, Singapore, United Arab Emirates, United Kingdom, and the United States, specifically Seadrill Limited, Seadrill Limited, Asia Offshore Drilling Limited, Asia Offshore Rig 1 Limited, Asia Offshore Rig 2 Limited, Asia Offshore Rig 3 Limited, Eastern Drilling AS, North Atlantic Alpha Ltd., North Atlantic Elara Ltd., North Atlantic Epsilon Ltd., North Atlantic Linus Charterer Ltd., North Atlantic Navigator Ltd., North Atlantic Phoenix Ltd., North Atlantic Venture Ltd., Scorpion Courageous Ltd., Scorpion Deepwater B.V., Scorpion Deepwater Ltd., Scorpion Drilling Ltd., Scorpion Freedom Ltd., Scorpion International Ltd., Scorpion Nederlandse B.V., Scorpion Offshore Inc., Scorpion Resolute Ltd., Scorpion Rigs Ltd., Scorpion Servicos Offshore Ltda, Scorpion USA Expats, Inc., Scorpion Vigilant Ltd., SDS Drilling Ltd., Sea Dragon de Mexico S de R.L. de CV, Seadrill Abu Dhabi Operations Limited, Seadrill Americas, Inc., Seadrill Angola LDA, Seadrill Ariel Ltd., Seadrill Australia Pte Ltd., Seadrill Brunei Ltd., Seadrill Callisto Ltd., Seadrill Carina Ltd., Seadrill Castor Ltd., Seadrill Castor Pte Ltd., Seadrill Common Holdings Ltd., Seadrill Cressida Ltd., Seadrill Deepwater Charterer Ltd., Seadrill Deepwater Contracting Ltd., Seadrill Deepwater Crewing Ltd., Seadrill Deepwater Holdings Ltd., Seadrill Deepwater Units Pte Ltd., Seadrill Dione Ltd., Seadrill Eclipse Ltd., Seadrill Eminence Ltd., Seadrill Equatorial Guinea Ltd., Seadrill Europe Management AS, Seadrill Far East Limited, Seadrill Freedom Ltd., Seadrill GCC Operations Ltd., Seadrill Gemini Ltd., Seadrill Global Services Ltd., Seadrill Gulf Operations Neptune LLC, Seadrill Holdings Singapore Pte Ltd., Seadrill Hyperion Ltd., Seadrill Indonesia Ltd., Seadrill Insurance Ltd., Seadrill International Resourcing DMCC, Seadrill Investment Holding Company Limited, Seadrill Jack Up Holding Ltd., Seadrill Jack Up I B.V., Seadrill Jack Up II B.V., Seadrill Jack-Ups Contracting Ltd., Seadrill Jupiter Ltd., Seadrill Labuan Ltd., Seadrill Management (S) Pte Ltd., Seadrill Management AME Ltd., Seadrill Management Ltd., Seadrill Mimas Ltd., Seadrill Mira Hungary Kft., Seadrill Mira Ltd., Seadrill Neptune Hungary Kft., Seadrill Newfoundland Operations Ltd., Seadrill Nigeria Operations Limited, Seadrill North Atlantic Holdings Limited, Seadrill North Sea Crewing Ltd., Seadrill Norway Crew AS, Seadrill Norway Operations Ltd., Seadrill Offshore AS, Seadrill Offshore Malaysia Sdn. Bhd., Seadrill Offshore Nigeria Limited, Seadrill Operations de Mexico S de R.L. de CV, Seadrill Orion Ltd., Seadrill Pegasus (S) Pte Ltd., Seadrill Prospero Ltd., Seadrill Proteus Ltd., Seadrill Rhea Ltd., Seadrill Rig Holding Company Limited, Seadrill Saturn Ltd., Seadrill Saudi I B.V., Seadrill Saudi II B.V., Seadrill Servicos de Petroleos Ltda., Seadrill Sevan Holdings Limited, Seadrill Telesto Ltd., Seadrill Tellus Ltd., Seadrill Tethys Ltd., Seadrill Titan Ltd., Seadrill Titania Sarl, Seadrill Treasury UK Limited, Seadrill Triton Ltd., Seadrill Tucana Ltd., Seadrill UK Ltd., Seadrill UK Operations Ltd., Seadrill UK Support Services Ltd., Seadrill Umbriel Ltd., Sevan Brasil Ltd., Sevan Developer Ltd., Sevan Driller Ltd., Sevan Drilling Limited, Sevan Drilling North America LLC, Sevan Drilling Pte Ltd., Sevan Drilling Rig II AS, Sevan Drilling Rig II Pte Ltd., Sevan Drilling Rig IX Pte Ltd., Sevan Drilling Rig V Pte Ltd., Sevan Louisiana Hungary Kft., and Sevan Marine Servicos de Perfuracao Ltda at the U. S. Bankruptcy Court for the Southern District of Texas.

State Development Corp. v. Nutcracker Holdings Ltd.: Restoration & Winding Up Petition

Petition for Restoration and Winding Up in State Development Corporation, described as a Russian "state corporation" v. Nutcracker Holdings Limited,  whose "sole shareholder" was Andrey Konchalovsky, a.k.a. Andrey Mikhalkov, and which allegedly owes $127 million regarding the financing of "The Nutcracker" movie that, inter alia, involved an entity in the British Virgin Islands that "may have been owned and/or controlled by Mr. Konchalovsky", at the Grand Court of the Cayman Islands.

Seadrill Polaris Ltd. et al: Chapter 11 Petition

Chapter 11 Bankruptcy Petition by Seadrill Polaris Ltd., of Bermuda; Seadrill Partners LLC, of England; Seadrill OPCO Sub LLC, of England; Seabras Rig Holdco Kft., of Hungary; Seadrill Operating GP LLC, of England; Seadrill Auriga Hungary Kft., of Hungary; Seadrill Operating LP, of the Marshall Islands; Seadrill Canada Ltd., of Canada; Seadrill Partners B.V., of the Netherlands; Seadrill Capricorn Holdings LLC, of the Marshall Islands; Seadrill Partners Finco LLC, of England; Seadrill China Operations Ltd., of Luxembourg; Seadrill Partners Malaysia Sdn. Bhd., of Malaysia; Seadrill Deepwater Drillship Ltd., of England; Seadrill Partners Operating LLC, of the Marshall Islands; Seadrill Ghana Operations Ltd., of England; Seadrill Mobile Units (Nigeria) Ltd., of Nigeria; Seadrill T-15 Ltd., of Bermuda; Seadrill Gulf Operations Auriga LLC, of England; Seadrill T-16 Ltd., of Bermuda; Seadrill Gulf Operations Sirius LLC, of England; Seadrill Texas LLC, of England; Seadrill Gulf Operations Vela LLC, of England; Seadrill US Gulf LLC, of England; Seadrill Hungary Kft., of Hungary; Seadrill Vela Hungary Kft., of Hungary; Seadrill International Ltd., of England; Seadrill Vencedor Ltd., of Bermuda, and Seadrill Leo Ltd., of England, at the U. S. Bankruptcy Court for the Southern District of Texas.

Pacific Drilling LLC et al: Chapter 11 Petition

Chapter 11 Petition by Pacific Drilling LLC, Pacific Drilling Operations Inc., Pacific Drilling Inc., and Pacific Drilling Company Limited, all of Houston, Texas; Pacific Drilling SA, Pacific Drilling Finance S.À.R.L., Pacific Sharav S.À.R.L., and Pacific Drillship S.À.R.L., all of Luxembourg; Pacific Drilling Limited, Pacific Scirocco Ltd., Pacific Mistral Ltd., and Pacific Bora Ltd., all of Liberia; Pacific Drilling Operations Limited, Pacific Drilling V Limited, Pacific Drilling VII Limited, Pacific Drillship Nigeria Limited, and Pacific Santa Ana Limited, all of the British Virgin Islands; Pacific Sharav Korlátolt Felelősségű Társaság, of Hungary, and Pacific Drilling Holding (Gibraltar) Limited, of Gibraltar, at the U. S. Bankruptcy Court for the Southern District of Texas.

Hungary: Zsolt Kurányi

Application for the appointment of a Commissioner to collect evidence from JPMorgan Chase Bank regarding Kratos LLC - pursuant to a request for judicial assistance from Hungary - for a criminal investigation into Zsolt Kurányi for tax fraud and money laundering.

Hungary: JPMorgan Chase Bank

Application for the appointment of a Commissioner to collect evidence from JPMorgan Chase Bank - pursuant to a request for judicial assistance from Hungary - for a criminal investigation into "unknown subjects for fraud" committed against companies in China and Hungary.

CFTC v. Yukom Communications Ltd. et al: Complaint

Complaint for "an illegal and fraudulent 'binary options' trading scheme" involving companies in Anguilla, Bulgaria, Cyprus, Gibraltar, Israel, Malta, Marshall Islands, Mauritius, Saint Vincent and the Grenadines, and the United Kingdom in Commodity Futures Trading Commission v. Yukom Communications Ltd., of Israel; Linkopia Mauritius Ltd., of Mauritius; Wirestech Limited, d.b.a. BigOption, of the Marshall Islands; WSB Investments Ltd., d.b.a. BinaryBrook, of Anguilla, Gibraltar, St. Vincent and the Grenadines, and the United Kingdom; Zolarex Ltd., d.b.a. BinaryOnline, of the Marshall Islands; Yakov Cohen, an Israeli residing in Israel and Mauritius; Yossi Herzog, of Israel; Lee Elbaz, of Israel, currently incarcerated in the USA, and Shalom Peretz, of Israel, at the U. S. District Court for the Northern District of Illinois.

NCI New Capital Invest Oil & Gas 11 GmbH et al: Chapter 15 Petition

Chapter 15 Petition for Recognition of a Foreign Main Proceeding in Germany by Rolf Pohlmann, as the Foreign Representative of NCI New Capital Invest Oil & Gas 11 GmbH, NCI New Capital Invest Oil & Gas 16 GmbH, and NCI New Capital Invest Oil & Gas 19 GmbH, at the U. S. Bankruptcy Court for the Southern District of Florida.

Poland: David Arany

Application for the appointment of a Commissioner to collect evidence - pursuant to a request for judicial assistance from Poland - for a criminal investigation into Accepting Proceeds of a Criminal Act and Using a Forged Document.

Offshore providers charged with FATCA-related tax fraud

In a superseding indictment returned on Tuesday in New York, four offshore bankers and service providers in St. Vincent and the Grenadines, Mauritius, Hungary and England were charged with conspiring to defraud the USA by "obstructing" the IRS' ability to collect tax revenue via FATCA.

USA v. Panayiotis Kyriacou et al: Superseding Indictment

Superseding Indictment in USA v. Panayiotis Kyriacou, a.k.a. Peter Kyriacou; Arvinsingh Canaye, a.k.a. Vinesh Canaye; Adrian Baron, Linda Bullock, Aristos Aristodemou, Matthew Green, Beaufort Securities Ltd., Beaufort Management Services Ltd., Loyal Bank Ltd., and Loyal Agency and Trust Corp. at the U. S. District Court for the Eastern District of New York.

USA v. Panayiotis Kyriacou et al: Criminal Indictment

Criminal Indictment in USA v. Panayiotis Kyriacou, a.k.a. Peter Kyriacou; Arvinsingh Canaye, a.k.a. Vinesh Canaye; Adrian Baron, Linda Bullock, Aristos Aristodemou, Matthew Green, Beaufort Securities Ltd., Beaufort Management Services Ltd., Loyal Bank Ltd., and Loyal Agency and Trust Corp. at the U. S. District Court for the Eastern District of New York.

Hungary: Csilla Ildiko Fekete

Application for the appointment of a Commissioner to collect evidence - pursuant to a request for judicial assistance from Hungary - for a criminal investigation into Csilla Ildiko Fekete, Sacramento Packing Inc. and others for suspected money laundering.

Czech Republic: Bank of America Account

Application for the appointment of a Commissioner to collect evidence - pursuant to a request for judicial assistance from the Czech Republic - for a criminal investigation into suspected fraud and money laundering involving an account at the Bank of America.

USA v. Funds at Eurobank Cyprus Ltd. et al: Forfeiture Complaint

Forfeiture Complaint against funds in the names of Moonbigtwo, Glendown Holdings, Exellit Sales LLP, Exgold Import LLP, Deltaway Systems LP, Burgenland AG Inc., Nokletto Industries Limited, Max Crown S.A., Avikom Ltd., Torir Inter LP, Dingseng HK Co. Ltd., Romantick Style Ltd., Ideals Solutions Group SA, Privaled Construction LP, and Corwald Transit LP in USA v. Funds at Eurobank Cyprus Ltd., Hellenic Bank, ABLV Bank AS, Trasta Komercbanka, Meridian Trade Bank, Baltikum Bank AS, Reitumu Banka, AB BND Bankas, Postova Bank AS, CIB Bank ZRT, Danske Bank, HSBC Bank, MKB Bank ZRT, and Norvik Banka JSC at the U. S. District Court for the Southern District of New York.

Switzerland: Christophe Sylla et al

Application for the appointment of a Commissioner to collect evidence - pursuant to a request for judicial assistance from Switzerland - for a criminal investigation into Christophe Sylla, a.k.a. Ledon Sylla, and Melanie Chunn for suspected fraud, embezzlement, and money laundering to the detriment of alphaTrust.ch AG.

Hungary: Laszlo Csoke and Gyorgy Hargitai

Application for the appointment of a Commissioner - pursuant to a request for judicial assistance from Hungary - for a criminal investigation into Laszlo Csoke and Gyorgy Hargitai for suspected embezzlement.

Insider Talking: March 24, 2011

Alleged fraudster Michael Guard rises to the top at dubious Capital Conservator Group; The sordid tale of disbarred Bahamas attorney Jan Ward; Arnold Forbes claims he intends to sue Canadian broadcaster CTV for implicating him in an alleged investment fraud; Stanford University Professor Dr. Thomas Kenney accepts advisory role with dubious offshore investment firm Cedrus Investments; and Cayman Islands-domiciled Alacrity Capital Offshore Fund and related parties are sued in a dispute over administrative fees.

Nortel GmbH et al: Chapter 15 Petition

Chapter 15 Petition for Recognition of a Foreign Main Proceeding in the United Kingdom by Alan Bloom, Christopher Hill, Alan Hudson, Stephen Harris, and David Hughes, as the Foreign Representative of Nortel GmbH, Nortel Networks (Austria) GmbH, Nortel Networks (Ireland) Limited, Nortel Networks AB, Nortel Networks BV, Nortel Networks Engineering Service Kft, Nortel Networks France SAS, Nortel Networks Hispania, SA, Nortel Networks International Finance & Holding BV, Nortel Networks NV, Nortel Networks OY, Nortel Networks Polska Sp. zoo, Nortel Networks Portugal SA, Nortel Networks Romania SRL, Nortel Networks SA, Nortel Networks SpA, Nortel Networks Slovensko, sro, and Nortel Networks, sro, at the U. S. Bankruptcy Court for the District of Delaware.

Ukraine: Blitz Inform CJSC

Application for the appointment of a Commissioner to collect evidence in Ukraine for a criminal investigation into alleged tax evasion involving Blitz Inform Closed Joint Stock Company.

Russia: Texcontrol Limited

Application for the appointment of a Commissioner to collect evidence for a criminal investigation in Russia for suspected tax fraud involving Texcontrol Limited.

Hungary: Jozsef Nagy

Application for the appointment of a Commissioner to collect evidence for a criminal investigation in Hungary into Jozsef Nagy for alleged fraud, specifically that he took money from individuals on the promise of importing cars or spare car parts from the USA to Hungary but did not deliver the items and did not return the money.

Hungary seeks information about Delaware-domiciled Star Gate International

Article based on an application to collect evidence for a criminal investigation into alleged fraud - pursuant to a request for judicial assistance from Hungary - that was filed at federal court in the USA on June 3, 2008. Individuals and businesses mentioned in the request for assistance include Jozsef Nagy, Star Gate International LLC, Bens-Union Kereskedelmi Korlatolt Felelossegu Tarsasag, Tibor Pongracz, Istvan Szikszai, and Sziki-Car Korlatolt Felelossegu Tarsasag.

Hungary: Jozsef Nagy(2)

Application for the appointment of a Commissioner to collect evidence for a criminal investigation in Hungary into Jozsef Nagy for alleged fraud.

Ukraine: Bonis Logistics Inc.

Application for the appointment of a Commissioner to collect evidence for a criminal investigation into alleged customs fraud involving Bonis Logistics Inc.

Ukraine: Span Investments Holding LLC

Application for the appointment of a Commissioner to collect evidence for a criminal investigation in Ukraine into alleged smuggling.

Switzerland: Gyorgy Matrai

Application for the appointment of a Commissioner to collect evidence for a criminal investigation in Switzerland into Gyorgy Matrai for alleged fraud, forgery and money laundering.

Hungary seeks extradition of alleged Ponzi scheme fraudster

Hungary has applied to extradite a 54-year-old naturalized United States national who has been accused of embezzlement in her native country regarding an alleged Ponzi scheme.Details are contained in an extradition complaint that was filed against Gyorgyi Vernerne Csongradi Bogdan at the U. S. District Court for the District of Connecticut on March 14, 2007.
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