Liberia

USA v. Martin Dunki: Criminal Indictment

Criminal Indictment for conspiracy to commit tax fraud in USA v. Martin Dunki, a Swiss banker, at the U. S. District Court for the Southern District of New York.

Irving Picard v. Kingate Global Fund Ltd. et al: Fourth Amended Complaint

Fourth Amended Complaint in Irving Picard, as Trustee for the Liquidation of Bernard L. Madoff Investment Securities LLC v. Federico Ceretti, an Italian residing in England; Carlo Grosso, an Italian residing in England; Kingate Global Fund Ltd., of the British Virgin Islands; Kingate Euro Fund Ltd., of the British Virgin Islands; Kingate Management Limited, of Bermuda; FIM Advisers LLP, of England; FIM Limited, of England; Citi Hedge Fund Services Limited, First Peninsula Trustees Limited, of Liberia, individually and as Trustee of The Ashby Trust; The Ashby Trust, of Jersey, in the Channel Islands; Ashby Investment Investment Services Limited, of the British Virgin Islands; Alpine Trustees Limited, of Liberia, individually and as Trustee of El Prela Trust; Port of Hercules Trustees Limited, of the British Virgin Islands, individually and as Trustee of El Prela Trust; El Prela Trust, of Jersey, in the Channel Islands, and then the British Virgin Islands; El Prela Group Holding Services Limited, of the British Virgin Islands; Ashby Holdings Services Limited, of the British Virgin Islands; El Prela Trading Investments Limited, of the British Virgin Islands, and Bank of Bermuda Limited, of Bermuda, at the U. S. Bankruptcy Court for the Southern District of New York.

USA v. Sani Abacha et al: Forfeiture Complaint

Forfeiture Complaint in USA v. assets in the names of Mohammed Sani Abacha, Doraville Properties Corporation, Rayville International, S.A., Standard Alliance Financial Services Limited, Mecosta Securities, Inc., Ridley Group Limited, The Ridley Trust, Blue Holding (1) Pte. Ltd., and Blue Holding (2) Pte. Ltd. at the U. S. District Court for the District of Columbia.

Winston Wen-Young Wong v. Alice Nightingale et al Discovery Application

Application by Dr. Winston Wen-Young Wong to take discovery from William Pan, T.Y. Liao, Alice Nightingale, Joseph Barone, John Young, Edmund Granski, Formosa Plastics Corporation, U.S.A., Nan Ya Plastics Corporation, U.S.A., Nan Ya Plastics Corporation, America, and Inteplast Group, Ltd. for use in a foreign proceeding in Bermuda.

USA v. Florian Homm: Criminal Complaint

Criminal Complaint in USA v. Florian Wilhelm Jurgen Homm, a.k.a. Colin Trainor, at the U. S. District Court for the Central District of California.

Lincoln Fraser and Jared Brook involved in new financial scandal

British conmen Lincoln Fraser and Jared Brook, who masterminded the $400 million Imperial Consolidated fraud that failed in 2002, are embroiled in yet another international financial scandal involving a group that has done business under several names, including EasyKard, Saphrau, Wharfside, Quatro and G4 Group.

Hellenic Mutual takes action to seize Motor Vessel Athena from Liberian company

A Bermuda-based protection and indemnity club has taken action to seize a motor vessel owned by a Liberian company that allegedly owes it approximately $1.2 million awarded by a court and an arbitration tribunal in England.Hellenic Mutual War Risks Association (Bermuda) Limited filed a civil complaint against Sea Trade Maritime Corporation, owner of the M/V Athena, at the U. S. District Court for the Eastern District of Louisiana on August 29, 2008.

ACE sued for $133 m in Cayman over unpaid claims arising from Liberian civil war

ACE Ltd. is being sued for US$133 million at the Grand Court of the Cayman Islands by the Receiver of the Liberian operations of CIGNA Worldwide Insurance Company.The action was brought on July 9, 2008 - one day before ACE's shareholders approved - at the company's AGM in Bermuda - a proposal to move ACE's domicile from the Cayman Islands to Switzerland. Two days prior to the completion of its re-domestication being announced on July 18, ACE gave a written undertaking to the Cayman court that its Swiss successor would submit to the jurisdiction following the transfer and pay any sum that the court might order in the case. Without such an undertaking, it is questionable whether ACE would have been allowed to move to Switzerland.

Netherlands requests evidence from Baltimore resident for war crimes prosecution

Article based on an application to collect evidence for a criminal investigation into alleged war crimes - pursuant to a request for judicial assistance from the Netherlands - that was filed at the U. S. District Court for the District of Colombia on November 28, 2007. Individuals mentioned in the request for assistance include Gus Kouwenhoven and John Senior Tarnue.

Netherlands: Gus Kouwenhoven

Application for the appointment of a Commissioner to collect evidence for a criminal investigation in the Netherlands into Gus Kouwenhoven.

Russia: Rybak Komchatki

Application for the appointment of a Commissioner to collect evidence for a criminal investigation in Russia into the alleged embezzlement of the proceeds of the sale of a ship named Rybak Komchatki which were allegedly transferred to a company domiciled in Oregon called SV Financial, which was owned by Victor Kaganov and managed by Oregon dentist Anna Shimanovsky and her husband, Roman Shimanovsky, according to the request for assistance.

Documents show PwC and Deloitte & Touche knew of Yukos transfer pricing

As a Russian court prepares to issue a verdict in the tax evasion trial of Russian mogul Mikhail Khodorkovsky, documents show that his Menatep holding company and Yukos Oil shorted Russia of billions of dollars in taxes by using shell companies for transfer pricing.They also allegedly cheated minority shareholders. A U.S. lawsuit is charging that Yukos auditor PricewaterhouseCoopers knew of the false invoicing scheme and failed in its duty to report it. Documents obtained by OffshoreAlert, but not cited in the suit, indicate that PwC knew of Yukos' offshore marketing structure, called "Jurby Lake," which used Menatep shell companies in Switzerland, Liberia and Dublin to sell Yukos oil.

France: Jean-Pierre Ablard

Application for the appointment of a Commissioner to collect evidence for a criminal investigation in France into Jean-Pierre Ablard for alleged distribution of child pornography.

Belgium: Samih Ossaily

Application for the appointment of a Commissioner to collect evidence for a criminal investigation in Belgium into Samih Ossaily, Aziz Nassour, Nora Vlasselaerts, Abbas Macky and others for suspected participation in a criminal organization involved in money laundering, arms dealing and illegal diamond trading.  

United Kingdom: Wilson-Smith & Co. et al

Application for the appointment of a Commissioner to collect evidence for a criminal investigation in the United Kingdom into alleged fraud by Martin Brian Tobias-Gibbins, Jimmy Barnard Sanchez, William Deluce, Imdad Ullah, Carl Tessier, Michael Wilson-Smith, Peter Barnett, Minesh Ruparelia, Wilson-Smith & Co., Rhodes Barlow and Ruparelia Thaker.

The International Trust Company of Liberia et al v. Lester S. Hyman et al: Injunction on Consent

Injunction on Consent in The International Trust Company of Liberia, International Registries Inc., Liberian Services Inc., Marshall Islands Maritime & Corporate Administrators Inc., The Trust Company of the Marshall Islands Inc., Administrative Control Services Inc., Archibald N. Stewart, F.A. Guida, and Guy E.C. Maitland v. Lester S. Hyman, Kenneth I. Schaner, Yoram 'Jay' Cohen, Richard W. Fields, and Liberia International Ship & Corporate Registry LLC at the U. S. District Court for the District of Delaware.

The International Trust Company of Liberia et al v. Lester S. Hyman et al: Amended Complaint

Amended Complaint in The International Trust Company of Liberia, of Liberia; International Registries Inc., of Virginia; Liberian Services Inc., of Liberia; Marshall Islands Maritime & Corporate Administrators Inc., of Virginia; The Trust Company of the Marshall Islands Inc., of the Marshall Islands; Administrative Control Services Inc., of Virginia; Archibald N. Stewart, of Virginia; F. A. Guida, of Washington, D.C., and Guy E. C. Maitland, of New York, NY v. Lester S. Hyman, of Washington, D.C.; Kenneth I. Schaner, of Maryland; Yoram 'Jay' Cohen, of Maryland; Richard W. Fields, of Virginia, and Liberia International Ship & Corporate Registry LLC, of Delaware, at the U. S. District Court for the District of Delaware.