Malta

USA v. Francisco Convit Guruceaga et al: Criminal Complaint

Criminal complaint in USA v. Francisco Convit Guruceaga, Jose Vincente Amparan Croquer, Carmelo Urdaneta Aqui, Abraham Edgardo Ortega, Gustavo Adolfo Hernandez Frieri, Hugo Andre Ramalho Gois, Matthias Krull, and Marcelo Federico Gutierrez Acosta y Lara at the U. S. District Court for the Southern District of Florida.

APC Travel Bureau Ltd.: Strike-Off

Malta Financial Services Authority announcement that APC Travel Bureau Limited has been struck off as an insurance intermediary.

Ariadne Capital ECO2 VC LP: Regulatory Penalty

Announcement by the Malta Financial Services Authority regarding regulatory action against Ariadne Capital ECO2 VC Limited Partnership and its four sub-funds, 2SQRS Venture Fund, ECO2 Fund, JGV Tamar Fund, and Sustainable Aviation Fund.

Garrett Kelleher seeks to sue Deloitte & law firms over litigation funding liabilities

Irish litigation funder Garrett Kelleher intends to sue Deloitte Ireland, four of its principals, and Deloitte Malta over "advice" concerning his $2.85 million investment in a Cayman Islands claim that led to an arrest warrant and estimated $12 million liability against him in the U.S. He is also exploring suing law firms in the U.S., U.K., and Cayman, including Walkers.

Argentarius Group ‘removes’ PwC as auditor

OffshoreAlert has uncovered more red flags concerning the Argentarius Group, which operates investment platforms in Malta, Gibraltar and the Cayman Islands. PwC has become the second auditor to be 'removed' in less than three years, while Argentarius' predecessor firm - Minerva Investments - collapsed amid a fraud investigation by the financial regulator in Liechtenstein.

VEON Ltd. v. Falcon Edge Global LP et al: Discovery Application

Ex Parte Application by VEON Ltd., formerly VimpelCom Ltd., to take discovery from Falcon Edge Global LP, Namesco, Inc., and New Frontier Securities, LLC for proceedings in England, Malta and the Cayman Islands, filed at the U. S. District Court for the District of Delaware.

VEON Ltd. v. Bank of New York Mellon Corp. et al: Discovery Application

Ex Parte Application by VEON Ltd., formerly VimpelCom Ltd., to take discovery from The Bank of New York Mellon Corporation, JPMorgan Chase, N.A., Deutsche Bank Trust Co. Americas, Bank of China, Barclays Bank Plc, BNP Paribas USA, Citibank NA, The Clearing House Payments Company LLC, Commerzbank AG, HSBC Bank USA, NA, Société Générale SA, Standard Chartered Bank USA, UBS AG, Wells Fargo Bank, NA, Beltone Financial USA, LLC, and Auerbach Grayson and Company, LLC for use in proceedings in England, Malta, and the Cayman Islands, filed at the U. S. District Court for the Southern District of New York.

Malta regulator shuts down funds managed by Swiss firm Novium AG

Malta-domiciled investment fund firm Excellence Investment Umbrella SICAV Plc, which is managed by Swiss investment manager Novium AG, has been ordered to go into liquidation by its local regulator, the Malta Financial Services Authority.

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.

Jeremy Leach’s Managing Partners sues SWZ Funds in Bermuda

A Cayman Islands company - Managing Partners Investment Management - operated by dubious British fund manager Jeremy Leach is suing a Bermuda firm - SWZ Funds - for allegedly breaching a joint venture agreement in Malta - Smart Capital SCC.

Brett Jolly rolls Privilege Wealth investment scam into ‘Creditech’

Banned company director and serial fraudster Brett Jolly has resurrected his failed Privilege Wealth investment scheme under a new name - Creditech - using as fronts two well-connected British nationals who quickly resigned after being contacted by OffshoreAlert, we can reveal.

Alberto Samuel Chang Rajii: Chapter 15 Petition

Chapter 15 Petition for Recognition of a Foreign Main Proceeding in Chile by Carlos Antonio Parada Abate, as the Foreign Representative of Alberto Samuel Chang Rajii, at the U. S. Bankruptcy Court for the Southern District of Florida.

CFTC v. Jason Scharf et al: SRO Motion

Ex Parte Motion for Statutory Restraining Order in U. S. Commodity Futures Trading Commission v. Jason B. Scharf, d.b.a. Citrades.com and AutoTradingBinary.com; CIT Investments LLC, Brevspand EOOD, C I T Investments Ltd., A&J Media Partners, Inc., Michael Shah, and Zilmil, Inc. at the U. S. District Court for the Middle District of Florida.

Banca Turco Romana SA: Chapter 15 Petition

Chapter 15 Recognition of a Foreign Main Proceeding in Romania by Marina Cornelia Saita, as the Foreign Representative of Banca Turco Romana SA, at the U. S. Bankruptcy Court for the Southern District of Florida.

Belvedere Management firm wound-up over ‘£36 m boiler room scam’

A British affiliate of Belvedere Management Group that is ultimately-owned by Cayman Islands-domiciled Brighton SPC has been wound up "in the public interest" in London for involvement in a boiler room fraud that swindled investors out of £36 million. Another Belvedere affiliate is fighting a similar winding-up petition.

Niton Fund SPC: Chapter 15 Petition

Chapter 15 Petition for Recognition of a Foreign Main Proceeding in the Cayman Islands by Matthew Wright and Christopher Kennedy, as Foreign Representatives of Niton Fund SPC, U. S. Bankruptcy Court for the Southern District of New York.

Girobank NV v. IIG Capital LLC et al: Petition

Petition to permit discovery prior to arbitration in Girobank NV, of the Netherlands Antilles v. IIG Capital LLC, of New York, and IIG Trade Opportunities Fund NV, of the Netherlands Antilles, at the Supreme Court of the State of New York, County of New York.

Cayman hedge fund added as defendant to $100 m hacking lawsuit

A Cayman Islands hedge fund - Copperstone Alpha Fund - and its manager have been added as defendants to a lawsuit by the U. S. Securities and Exchange Commission against a group that allegedly hacked newswire services and profited by more than $100 million in insider trading.

SEC v. Arkadiy Dubovoy et al: Amended Complaint

Amended Complaint in U. S. Securities and Exchange Commission v. Arkadiy Dubovoy, Igor Dubovoy, Pavel Dubovoy, Nelia Dubova, David Amaryan, Alexander Fedoseev, Aleksandr Garkusha, Oleksander Ieremenko (a.k.a. Aleksander Eremenko), Vladislav Khalupsky, Vitaly Korchevsky, Roman Lavlinskiy, Oleksandr Makarov, Leonid Momotok, Nikolai Slepenkov, Andriy Supranonok, Ivan Turchynov, Maxim Zakharchenko, APD Developers, LLC, Beratto Group Ltd., Bering Explorer Fund Ltd., Concorde (Bermuda) Limited, Escada Logistics Ltd., Exante Ltd., Global Hedge Capital Group, Guibor S.A., Intertrade Pacific S.A., Memelland Investments Ltd., Jaspen Capital Partners Limited, NTS Capital Fund, Ocean Prime Inc., Omega 26 Investments Ltd., Southeastern Holding and Investment Company LLC, Copperstone Alpha Fund, and Copperstone Capital at the U. S. District Court for the District of New Jersey.

SEC v. Arkadiy Dubovoy et al: TRO Motion

Motion for Temporary Restraining Order in U. S. Securities and Exchange Commission v. Arkadiy Dubovoy, Igor Dubovoy, Pavel Dubovoy, Nelia Dubova, David Amaryan, Alexander Fedoseev, Aleksandr Garkusha, Oleksander Ieremenko (a.k.a. Aleksander Eremenko), Vladislav Khalupsky, Vitaly Korchevsky, Roman Lavlinskiy, Oleksandr Makarov, Leonid Momotok, Nikolai Slepenkov, Andriy Supranonok, Ivan Turchynov, Maxim Zakharchenko, APD Developers, LLC, Beratto Group Ltd., Bering Explorer Fund Ltd., Concorde (Bermuda) Limited, Escada Logistics Ltd., Exante Ltd., Global Hedge Capital Group, Guibor S.A., Intertrade Pacific S.A., Memelland Investments Ltd., Jaspen Capital Partners Limited, NTS Capital Fund, Ocean Prime Inc., Omega 26 Investments Ltd. and Southeastern Holding and Investment Company LLC at the U. S. District Court for the District of New Jersey.

SEC v. Arkadiy Dubovoy et al: Complaint

Complaint in U. S. Securities and Exchange Commission v. Arkadiy Dubovoy, Igor Dubovoy, Pavel Dubovoy, Nelia Dubova, David Amaryan, Alexander Fedoseev, Aleksandr Garkusha, Oleksander Ieremenko (a.k.a. Aleksander Eremenko), Vladislav Khalupsky, Vitaly Korchevsky, Roman Lavlinskiy, Oleksandr Makarov, Leonid Momotok, Nikolai Slepenkov, Andriy Supranonok, Ivan Turchynov, Maxim Zakharchenko, APD Developers, LLC, Beratto Group Ltd., Bering Explorer Fund Ltd., Concorde (Bermuda) Limited, Escada Logistics Ltd., Exante Ltd., Global Hedge Capital Group, Guibor S.A., Intertrade Pacific S.A., Memelland Investments Ltd., Jaspen Capital Partners Limited, NTS Capital Fund, Ocean Prime Inc., Omega 26 Investments Ltd. and Southeastern Holding and Investment Company LLC at the U. S. District Court for the District of New Jersey.

Niton Fund SPC: Liquidation Petition

Petition to continue the voluntary liquidation of Niton Fund SPC under the supervision of the court at the Grand Court of the Cayman Islands.

Berau Capital Resources Pte Ltd.: Chapter 15 Petition

Chapter 15 Petition for Recognition of a Foreign Main Proceeding in Singapore by Kin Chan, as the Foreign Representative of Berau Capital Resources Pte Ltd., at the U. S. Bankruptcy Court for the Southern District of New York.

BUSTED: British & Irish expats who help Belvedere Group swindle investors

One day after new directors were appointed to 'ensure' that Cayman-domiciled Brighton SPC would be operated legally, the Fund illegally acquired a Gibraltar firm with bogus assets of $125 million, OffshoreAlert can reveal. The transfer allowed Belvedere and its accomplices in Britain, Dubai, Gibraltar, Spain and elsewhere to continue securities frauds involving firms listed on stock exchanges in Denmark, England and Germany.

Philippa Okoye v. deVere Group Ltd. et al: Complaint

Complaint in Philippa Okoye, formerly known as Philippa Jayne Burke, v. deVere Group Ltd., deVere USA, Inc., and Benjamin Alderson at the U. S. District Court for the Southern District of New York.