Iran

ALP International LLC: Public Censure

Public Notice by the Qatar Financial Centre Authority that it has publicly censured ALP International LLC for failing to provide ultimate beneficial ownership information when requested to do so. Editor's Note: Research by OffshoreAlert in the Qatar Financial Centre showed that ALP International LLC was incorporated on July 31st, 2018 and its directors are Parham Pedram and Masoud Sezavar Zakerian Zakerian, both of whom appear to be from Iran.

Time International LLC: Public Censure

Public Notice by the Qatar Financial Centre Authority that it has publicly censured Time International LLC for failing to provide ultimate beneficial ownership information when requested to do so. Editor's Note: Research by OffshoreAlert in the Qatar Financial Centre showed that Time International LLC was incorporated on June 27th, 2018 and its directors are Dr. Mehdi Fazli and Parham Pedram, both apparently from Iran.

Parham Pedram: Disqualification

Public Notice by the Qatar Financial Centre Authority that it has imposed a three-year prohibition on Parham Pedram, described as a citizen of Iran.

USA v. Seyed Zangakani et al: Complaint

Complaint alleging money laundering involving $157 million of "prohibited correspondent banking transactions" via "front and shell companies" in Canada, Hong Kong, the United Arab Emirates, and the United States to evade U.S. economic sanctions against Iran in USA v. Seyed Ziaeddin Taheri Zangakani, Saeed Torab Abtahi, Abbas Amin, Issa Shayegh, Mojtaba Dehghani, Sara Sabri, Reza Karimi, Shantia Chupra, Salim Henareh, and Khalil Henareh at the U. S. District Court for the Central District of California.

East Asian Consortium BV v. Bank of America et al: Discovery Application

Application by East Asian Consortium B.V., of the Netherlands, to take discovery from the New York branches of Bank of America, N.A., Bank of New York Mellon, BNP Paribas USA, China Construction Bank, Citibank N.A., HSBC Bank USA, N.A., JPMorgan Chase Bank, N.A., MashreqBank PSC, Standard Chartered Bank, and Wells Fargo Bank, N.A. for use in legal proceedings in South Africa "against MTN Group Ltd., MTN International (Mauritius) Ltd., Mobile Telephone Networks Holding (Pty) Limited, MTN International (Pty) Ltd., Phutuma Freedom Nhleko, and Irene Charnley", filed at the U. S. District Court for the Southern District of New York.

Winfred Wamai et al v. Industrial Bank of Korea: Complaint

Complaint regarding "Iran's fraudulent conveyances" in Winfred Wairimu Wamai and 322 other "direct victims and surviving family members of the Embassy Bombings" in Tanzania and Kenya that "were carried out with the critical material support of the Iranian government" v. Industrial Bank of Korea, of South Korea, at the U. S. District Court for the Southern District of New York.

Pilatus Bank Plc v. Lawrence Connell: Discovery Application

Ex Parte Application by Pilatus Bank Plc, of Malta, to take discovery from Lawrence Connell for use in legal proceedings "pending before the Court of Justice of the European Union" in which "Pilatus seeks an order annulling the ... withdrawal of its banking license" by the European Central Bank and a contemplated "separate legal action against the ECB for damages relating to the ... treatment of the bank" by the ECB and the Malta Financial Services Authority, filed at the U. S. District Court for the District of New Hampshire.

USA v. Chin Hua Huang et al: Criminal Complaint

Criminal Complaint accusing the defendants of "knowingly and willfully conspiring to cause goods that originated in the United States to be exported and shipped to Iran without a U.S. government license" in USA v. Chin Hua Huang, a.k.a. Jinee Huang, of Taiwan; DES International Co. Ltd., of Taiwan, and Soltech Industry Co. Ltd., of Brunei, at the U. S. District Court for the District of Columbia.

USA v. Funds Held by RAKIA: Forfeiture Complaint

Forfeiture Complaint regarding "an international conspiracy to launder funds traceable to violations of the International Emergency Economic Powers Act ... and a scheme to defraud financial institutions in the Republic of Korea" in USA v. AED 73 million in the custody of Ras Al Khaimah Investment Authority and "All Claims Filed And Asserted" by VI2 Partners GmbH, of Austria, against Ras Al Khaimah Investment Authority Georgia LLC in the Republic of Georgia at the U. S. District Court for the District of Alaska.

USA v. Petroleum Tanker Nautic: Forfeiture Complaint

Forfeiture Complaint regarding "the unlawful use of the U.S. financial system to support and finance Iran's transport and sale of oil products to benefit sanctioned Iranian entities" in USA v. $12,3 million fo funds "associated with petroleum tanker Nautic", a.k.a. Gulf Sky, at the U. S. District Court for the District of Columbia.

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.

USA v. Industrial Bank of Korea: Criminal Information

Criminal Information for "Willful Failure to Maintain an Adequate Anti-Money Laundering Program in Violation of the Bank Secrecy Act" in USA v. Industrial Bank of Korea at the U. S. District Court for the Southern District of New York.

USA v. Industrial Bank of Korea: $51M Forfeiture Complaint

Forfeiture Complaint under a Deferred Prosecution Agreement for violations of the Bank Secrecy Act regarding "a scheme to violate U.S. economic sanctions relating to Iran" by "Kenneth Zong and others" in USA v. $51 Million at Industrial Bank of Korea at the U. S. District Court for the Southern District of New York.

Anshuman Chandra et al v. Standard Chartered Bank et al: Complaint

Complaint alleging "unlawful retaliation" against alleged whistleblowers for exposing a "highly sophisticated money laundering scheme on behalf of Iran" in Anshuman Chandra, of India, and Julian M. Knight, of the United Kingdom v. Standard Chartered Bank, of England; Standard Chartered Bank, of Dubai, and Standard Chartered Bank, of New York, at the U. S. District Court for the Southern District of New York.

USA v. Imaad Shah Zuberi: Criminal Information

Criminal Information alleging Violations of the Foreign Agents Registration Act, Tax Evasion, and Foreign, Conduit, and Other Illegal Campaign Contributions in USA v. Imaad Shah Zuberi at the U. S. District Court for the Central District of California.

USA v. Halkbank: Superseding Indictment

Superseding Indictment regarding a "multi-year scheme ... to violate and evade U.S. national secureity controls against the Government of Iran" in USA v. Turkiye Halk Bankasi AS, a.k.a. Halkbank, described as "a Turkish bank majority-owned by the Government of Turkey", at the U. S. District Court for the Southern District of New York.

Pilatus Bank Plc: License Revocation

Public Notice by the Malta Financial Services Authority announcing that it has withdrawn the authorisation of Pilatus Bank Plc.

Global Aerospace, Inc. et al v. Kingdom of Saudi Arabia et al: Complaint

Complaint in Global Aerospace, Inc., Global Aerospace Underwriting Managers Limited, United States Aviation Underwriters, Inc., American Home Assurance Company, AXA Corporate Solutions Assurance SA, AXA Global Risks (UK) Limited, La Réunion Aérienne, New Hampshire Insurance Company, Prosight Specialty Management Company, Inc., Members of Lloyd's Syndicate 839, Members of Lloyd's Syndicate 800, Members of Lloyd's Syndicate 1084, and Württenbergische Versicherung AG v. Kingdom of Saudi Arabia, Saudi High Commission for Relief of Bosnia & Herzegovina, and the Islamic Republic of Iran at the U S. District Court for the Southern District of New York.

Gholam Reza Jazi Zandian: Chapter 15 Petition

Chapter 15 Petition for Recognition of a Foreign Main Proceeding in France by Patrick Canet, as the Foreign Representative of Gholam Reza Jazi Zandian, at the U. S. Bankruptcy Court for the District of Nevada.

Germany: Fabian Jalilvand Tehrani

Complaint for the extradition of Fabian Jalilvand Tehrani from the USA to Germany regarding a criminal investigation into suspected fraud, forgery and money laundering, filed at the U. S. District Court for the Central District of California.

USA v. BNP Paribas S.A.: Criminal Information

Criminal Information for Conspiracy To Violate the International Emergency Economic Powers Act and the Trading With the Enemy Act in USA v. BNP Paribas S.A. at the U. S. District Court for the Southern District of New York.
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