Latvia

Mihails Ulmans v. David Merkel et al: Judicial Assistance (Latvia Proceedings, ‘Mārtiņš Bunkus Murder’)

Application by Mihails Ulmans for judicial assistance "to facilitate the issuance of subpoenas and the gathering of testimony and documentary evidence from David Merkel and Summit International Advisors, LLC" for use in criminal proceedings in Latvia, where Ulmans is in custody in connection with the murder of insolvency administrator and lawyer Mārtiņš Bunkus, filed at the U.S. District Court for the District of Arizona.

USA v. $5.7M Promissory Note by 8787 Ricchi LLC: Forfeiture Complaint

Forfeiture Complaint regarding "assets that facilitated, were involved in, and are traceable to an international conspiracy to launder money embezzled and fraudulently obtained from PrivatBank", described as "one of the largest banks in Ukraine" from which its owners, Ihor Kolomoisky and Gennadiy Boholiubov, allegedly stole "over $5 billion", in USA v. $5.7 million promissory note executed by 8787 Ricchi LLC payable to 87STE Lending LLC at the U. S. District Court for the Southern District of Florida.

Anatoly Motylev v. Bank of America et al: Discovery Application

Application by Kevin Hellard and Jonathan Thielmann, as Joint Trustees in the English bankruptcy proceedings of Anatoly Leonidovich Motylev, who "is responsible for the collapse of several Russian banks and pension funds that he controlled and has been held liable for these institutions’ debts as a result of the fraud he and his associates perpetrated", to take discovery from Bank of America NA, Citigroup Inc., JPMorgan Chase Bank N.A., HSBC Bank, Bank of New York Mellon Corporation, Standard Chartered Bank, Deutsche Bank Trust Company Americas, and Commerzbank AG, filed at the U. S. District Court for the Southern District of New York. The alleged fraud and money laundering scheme involves entities and accounts in several jurisdictions, including Austria, Belize, British Virgin Islands, Cayman Islands, Cyprus, England, Germany, Latvia, Liechtenstein, Luxembourg, Marshall Islands, Panama, Russia, Scotland, Seychelles, Switzerland, Turkey, United Arab Emirates, and USA, it was stated in the application.

SEC v. Ivars Auzins: Complaint

Complaint alleging "the fraudulent offer and sale of unregistered securities, including digital asset securities" involving "the Denaro initial coin offering and "the Innovamine cloud mining platform" in U. S. Securities and Exchange Commission v. Ivars Auzins, a.k.a. Ron Ramsey, a.k.a. Daniel Gaines, described as a citizen and resident of Latvia, at the U. S. District Court for the Eastern District of New York.

Signet Bank AS v. Paradiso Finance Ltd.: Liquidation Application

Originating Application involving an "Arbitral Award of the Court of Arbitration of the Association of Latvian Commercial Banks" in Signet Bank AS, of Latvia v. Paradiso Finance Limited, of the British Virgin Islands, at the British Virgin Islands High Court.

JSC BTA Bank v. Timur Sabyrbaev et al: Claim Form (‘$231M Fraud’)

Claim Form alleging conspiracy to commit fraud, dishonest assistance, breaches of fiduciary duty, and unjust enrichment against defendants in the British Virgin Islands, Cyprus, Germany, Guernsey, Kazakhstan, Latvia, Panama, Russia, Seychelles, Singapore, Switzerland, and USA in JSC BTA Bank, of Kazakhstan v. Timur Sabyrbaev, Dilara Dyusembayeva, Assel Zhaxybayeva, Asel Suindikova, Marina Aitzhanova, Janelle Utemuratova, Svetlana Chvanova, Veronika Efimova, Saduakas Mameshtegi, Dina Abdykalykova, Akzholtay Mukanovna Kalenova, Kairat Sadykov, Irina Kanaphina, Madina Nurgozhina, AEG Systems Inc., Calernen Finance Inc., Zathen Holding Investments Limited, formerly Carsonway Limited; Comwork Ltd.,Kinmate Trading Limited, Estar Developments Limited, Lingard Industry Limited, Daniels Tradecorp Inc., Mabco Inc., Klostrade Financial Group Ltd., Dana Trade Corp., Global Team Company, Tramlanes Investments Limited, formerly Bergtrans Contracts Corp.; Moranta Invest (Cyprus) Limited, John Wortley Hunt, Luis Davis, Stan Gorin, Vasiliki Argyrou, Labonte Elisana Marie-Antoinette, Diego Jacinto Batista Valdes, Carlos Alberto Mendoza Murillo, Suseth Walthia Parris, Kellee France, Geoffrey Taylor, Belinda Lanyon, Christopher Blythe, Roger Alberto Santamaria, Nicholetta Christodoulidou, ADM-ACTI Trade Resources Inc., ADM Asia-Pacific Trading Pte. Ltd., formerly Toepfer International Asia Pte. Ltd.; ADM Germany GmbH, formerly Alfred C. Toepfer International GmbH; Eric Richardson, Grove Services Inc., Bunge SA, Bunge CIS LLC, Dauren Bekbergenov, Ekaterina Kuzmicheva, Mukhtar Ablyazov, Roman Solodchenko, and Zhaksylyk Zharimbetov at the British Virgin Islands High Court.

USA v. Ihor Kolomoisky et al: Forfeiture Complaint

Forfeiture Complaint in USA v. Real Property Located at 55 Public Square, Cleveland, Ohio which is "traceable to an international conspiracy to launder money embezzled and fraudulently obtained from PrivatBank", described as "a Ukrainian financial institution", whose beneficial owners were identified as Ihor Kolomoisky and Gennadiy Boholiubov, filed at the U. S. District Court for the Southern District of Florida.

Olegs Fils v. Specialized Helicopters Inc. et al: Discovery Application

Application by Olegs Fils to take discovery from Specialized Helicopters Inc., Hyatt Corporation, Hyatt Carmel Highlands, a.k.a. Highlands Inn; Burst+Bloom, Sommpicks LLC, Benchmark Wine Group Inc., and Belmont Wine Exchange LLC for use in legal proceedings in Latvia, filed at the U. S. District Court for the Northern District of California.

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.

USA v. PNC Plaza: Forfeiture Complaint

Forfeiture Complaint regarding "assets that facilitated, were involved in, and are traceable to an international conspiracy to launder money embezzled and fraudulently obtained from PrivatBank", described as "a Ukrainian financial institution located in Ukraine, with a branch in Cyprus and an affiliated entity in Latvia, among other places" in USA v. PNC Plaza at the U. S. District Court for the Southern District of Florida.

USA v. CompuCom Campus: Forfeiture Complaint

Forfeiture Complaint regarding "assets that facilitated, were involved in, and are traceable to an international conspiracy to launder money embezzled and fraudulently obtained from PrivatBank", described as "a Ukrainian financial institution located in Ukraine, with a branch in Cyprus and an affiliated entity in Latvia, among other places" in USA v. "a roughly 19.5-acre office park comprising three buildings, parking areas, and undeveloped land known as the CompuCom Campus and located at 7505 and 7171 Forest Lane, Dallas, Texas 75230" at the U. S. District Court for the Southern District of Florida.

Georgia: Garik Revazian et al

Application for the appointment of a Commissioner to collect evidence from Citibank NA, Equity Bank, and JPMorgan Chase Bank - pursuant to a request for judicial assistance from Georgia - for a criminal investigation into Garik Revazian and Oppenheimer Financial LLC for suspected fraud and money laundering involving corporate and individual alleged victims "in the United States, Latvia, United Kingdom, Russia, Poland, Estonia and Hong Kong".

JSC United Chemical Company Uralchem v. Citibank NA et al: Discovery Application

Application by JSC United Chemical Company Uralchem, of Russia, in is capacity as a shareholder of Russian ammonia producer TogliattiAzot, to take discovery from Citibank NA, The Bank of New York Mellon, JPMorgan Chase Bank NA, Deutsche Bank Trust Company Americas, Bank of America NA, and Commerzbank AG US for use in legal proceedings in Russia regarding an allegedly fraudulent scheme involving, inter alia, Vladimir Makhlai, Sergei Makhlai, Nitrochem Distribution AG, of Switzerland; International Petrochemical Sales Limited, of the British Virgin Islands; Agrostate Holdings Limited, and Rancroti Ventures Limited, both of Cyprus, filed at the U. S. District Court for the Southern District of New York.

Kazakhstan v. King & Spalding LLP: Discovery Application

Application by the Republic of Kazakhstan to take discovery from King & Spalding LLP for use in criminal proceedings in Kazakhstan regarding suspected fraud, tax evasion, and money laundering involving Anatolie Stati and Gabriel Stati and "their group of affiliated companies which they have owned or controlled", including Ascom Group SA, of Moldova; Terra Raf Trans Traiding Ltd., of Gibraltar, and Hayden Intervest Limited, of the British Virgin Islands, filed at the U. S. District Court for the Southern District of New York.

Eurasian Bank JSC v. Bank of New York Mellon et al: Discovery Application

Ex Parte Application by Eurasian Bank JSC, of Kazakhstan, to take discovery from Bank of New York Mellon, Credit Suisse AG, New York Branch; Credit Suisse Holdings (USA) Inc., and Credit Suisse (USA) Inc. for use in legal proceedings in England alleging fraud against Khakim Islamovich Istamov, Irina Petrovna Skichko, Agusta Associates Limited, and Igor Riel, filed at the U. S. District Court for the Southern District of New York.

Yuri Rozhkov et al v. Larisa Markus et al: Complaint

Complaint regarding "a massive $2 billion fraud to embezzle monies from the Bank [Vneshprombank Ltd.] and then hide the funds in foreign countries" in Yuri Vladimirovich Rozhkov, a citizen and resident of Russia, and The State Corporation Deposit Insurance Agency, of Russia, as Trustee and Foreign Representative of Foreign Economic Industrial Bank Limited, a.k.a. Vneshprombank Ltd. v. LARMAR Foundation, of Panama; Ilya Bykov, BG Atlantic, Inc., LM Realty 31B, LLC, LM Realty 31C, LLC, LM Realty 27D, LLC, LM Realty 24C, LLC, LM Realty 20A, LLC, LM Realty 18 West, LLC, LM Realty 10C, LLC, LM Realty 23H, LLC, LM Property Management LLC, Innovative Construction Group, Inc., First integrated Construction, Inc., and Larisa Ivanovna Markus, a citizen and resident of Russia, at the U. S. Bankruptcy Court for the Southern District of New York.

Ansager Global Ltd.: Originating Application

Originating Application by Russell Crumpler and Christopher Farmer, as Joint Liquidators of Ansager Global Limited (in Liquidation), at the British Virgin Islands High Court.

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.

Hermitage Capital Management Ltd. v. Bank of America et al: Discovery Application

Application by Hermitage Capital Management Limited to conduct discovery from Bank of America NA, Bank of China, Bank of New York Mellon, BNP Paribas USA, Citibank NA, Commerzbank AG, Credit Agricole CIB, Deutsche Bank Trust Co Americas, JPMorgan Chase Bank NA, Mashreqbank Psc., Standard Chartered Bank, UBS AG, and Wells Fargo Bank NA for use in criminal proceedings brought by Russia on December 11th, 2018 against Hermitage, its Founder & CEO, Bill Browder; Ivan Cherkasov, and others for alleged tax fraud, filing of a false bankruptcy, and embezzlement, filed at the U. S. District Court for the Southern District of New York.

ALROSA v. Bank of America et al: Discovery Application

Application by ALROSA, a Russian diamond-mining company, to take discovery from Bank of America, Bank of New York Mellon, Capital One NA, Capital One Bank (USA) NA, Citibank NA, Commerzbank NA, Deutsche Bank, Deutsche Bank Trust Company Americas, HSBC Bank USA NA, JPMorgan Chase NA, Wells Fargo NA, PNC Bank NA, Standard Chartered Bank, Barclays Bank PLC, BNP Paribas SA, and UBS AG for use in contemplated legal proceedings in Angola or the United Kingdom against former or current executives of Catoca Ltd., a diamond-mining company in Angola, filed at the U. S. District Court for the Southern District of New York.

SEC v. Roger Knox et al: TRO Motion

SEC's Motion for a Temporary Restraining Order in U. S. Securities and Exchange Commission v. Roger Knox, Wintercap SA, Michael T. Gastauer, WB21 US Inc., Silverton SA Inc., WB21 NA Inc., C Capital Corp., Wintercap SA Inc., and B2 Cap Inc., as defendants, and Raimund Gastauer, Simone Gastauer Foehr, and B21 Ltd., as relief defendants, at the U. S. District Court for the District of Massachusetts.

USA v. Diyora Ashirova et al: Criminal Indictment

Indictment in USA v. Diyora Ashirova, Elvin Baghir-Pur, Kirill Dedusev, Roman Eliozashvili, Sarkhan Imamverdiyev, Mikheil Inadze, Aziza Jalolova, Elvin Javadzade, Igor Kalinitchev, a.k.a. Irvin Kalinitchev; Tengiz Khukhiashvili, Yelena Kudaibergenova, Mishel Levinski, Stanislav Lisitskiy, a.k.a. Giedrius Girnius; Aleksei Livadnyi, Durra Mehdiyeva, Mikhail Morozov, Ielyzaveta Nazina, Gocha Paposhvili, Matiss Puke, Ketevan Sepiashvili, Aleksandr Starikov, Igor Stasovskiy, Nikolay Tupikin, Karlis Vitols, and Melvut Yazici at the U. S. District Court for the Southern District of New York.

Malta’s Ex-Finance Minister banned for not protecting allegedly swindled investors

Former Malta Finance Minister Tonio Fenech has been banned from accepting any new appointments with regulated entities by the Malta Financial Services Authority for failing to adequately supervise a company of which he is a director and whose investors were allegedly swindled out of up to €247 million. Fellow Malta nationals Ian Zammit and Joseph Xuereb were similarly penalized.

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.

Anguilla regulator suspends Drake Incubator PCC after OffshoreAlert exposé

Anguilla-based mutual fund vehicle Drake Incubator PCC - which is controlled by BVI-based Drake Fund Advisors and the Osiris Group - has been suspended from providing any licensed services to its only sub-fund - GRRE Investment Fund - after OffshoreAlert exposed one of GRRE's directors, who is part of Belvedere Management Group's global criminal financial enterprise.

Latvia: Normunds Sejejs

Application for the appointment of a Commissioner to collect evidence - pursuant to a request for judicial assistance from Latvia - for a criminal investigation into suspected bank fraud in which the victim was Normunds Sejejs.

Otkritie International Investment Management Ltd. et al v. RBS Securities Inc.: Discovery Application

Eighth Application to Issue Subpoenas for the Production of Documents for Use in a Foreign Proceeding by Otkritie International Investment Management Limited, domiciled in the British Virgin Islands; Otkritie Securities Limited, domiciled in England and Wales; and Otkritie Financial Corporation JSC, domiciled in Russia, at the U. S. District Court for the Southern District of New York.

USA v. Wm-Center.com et al: Complaint

Complaint in USA v. Wm-Center.com, E-Naira.com, Ecardone.com, Ebuygold.com, Getemoney.com, Epaymonster.com, Instantgolding.com, JTGold.com, Goldnairaexchange.com, Superchange.ru, Webmoney.co.nz, M-Gold.com, Goldmediator.com, AbsoluteExchange.eu, Mewahgold.com, Centregold.ca, Electrumx.com, Tukarduid.com, Enternova.com, Tacoauthorized.com, Intexchange.com, Ukrnetmoney.com, Wmirk.com, NigeriaGoldExchanger.com, Edealspot.com, Duyduychanger.com, Magnetic-Exchange.com, MoneyExchange.com, Abc-ex.net, Mi-Billetera.com, Nicciexchange.com, Exhere.com, AlertExchanger.com, VelaExchange.com, and Goldexpay.com at the U. S. District Court for the Southern District of New York.

USA v. Liberty Reserve SA et al: TRO Application

Application for Post-Indictment Restraining Order in USA v. Liberty Reserve SA, Arthur Budovsky, a.k.a. Arthur Belanchuk, a.k.a. Eric Paltz; Vladimir Kats, a.k.a. Ragnar; Ahmed Yassine Abdelghani, a.k.a. Alex; Allan Esteban Hidalgo Jimenez, a.k.a. Allan Garcia; Azzeddine El Amine, Mark Marmilev, a.k.a. Marko; and Maxim Chukharev at the U. S. District Court for the Southern District of New York.

USA v. Liberty Reserve SA et al: Criminal Indictment

Indictment in USA v. Liberty Reserve SA, Arthur Budovsky, a.k.a. Arthur Belanchuk, a.k.a. Eric Paltz; Vladimir Kats, a.k.a. Ragnar; Ahmed Yassine Abdelghani, a.k.a. Alex; Allan Esteban Hidalgo Jimenez, a.k.a. Allan Garcia; Azzeddine El Amine, Mark Marmilev, a.k.a. Marko; and Maxim Chukharev at the U. S. District Court for the Southern District of New York.

Latvia: B ARS International Ltd. Co.

Application for the appointment of a Commissioner to collect evidence - pursuant to a request for judicial assistance from Latvia - for a criminal investigation into alleged fraud involving B ARS International LLC.
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