Standmill SRO v. CanaFarma Hemp Products et al: Complaint

    Complaint alleging "a massive fraudulent investment offering" in Standmill SRO, of Montenegro v. Vitaly Fargesen, of New Jersey; Igor Palatnik, of New Jersey, and CanaFarma Hemp Products Corp., described as a Canadian company whose shares were listed on stock exchanges in Canada and Germany, at the U. S. District Court for the Southern District of New York.

    Michael Ben-Ari: Chapter 15 Petition

    Chapter 15 Petition for Recognition of a Foreign Main Proceeding in Israel by Lior Dagan, as the Foreign Representative of Michael David Greenfield, a.k.a. Michael Ben-Ari, whose Israeli investment company, EGFE Israel Ltd., "is suspected of being one of the largest known Ponzi schemes in Israel", in which losses to "victims" are estimated to be "between NIS 300 to 600 million" (approx. US$93 million and $186 million at current exchange rates), filed at the U. S. Bankruptcy Court for the Southern District of New York.

    Atlas Capital Financial Services Ltd.: €160K Fine

    Public Notice by the Cyprus Securities Exchange Commission that it has imposed a fine of €160,000 on Atlas Capital Financial Services Ltd. for regulatory breaches. Editor's Note: Research by OffshoreAlert at the Cyprus Registrar of Companies showed that Atlas Capital Financial Services Ltd. was incorporated in Cyprus on December 6th, 2007, is in the process of being struck off, to which an objection has been made and that its directors are Aleksandar Krtinic, of Serbia; Ljiljana Dragicevic, of Montenegro; Petar Gazivoda, of Cyprus; Dusko Knezevic, a citizen of Montenegro, and Zinon Ypsaridis.

    Petar Gazivoda et al: Disqualifications

    Public Notice by the Cyprus Securities Exchange Commission that it has temporarily disqualified Petar Gazivoda, of Cyprus; Dusko Knezevic, of Montenegro; Aleksandar Krtinic, of Serbia, and Ljiljana Dragicevic, of Montenegro, "from exercising professional activity related to the financial sector" for conduct regarding Cyprus-based investment firm Atlas Capital Financial Services Ltd.

    Montenegro: Dragomir Nilević

    Application for the appointment of a Commissioner to collect evidence from University First Federal Credit Union, Gibraltar Private Bank & Trust Co., SCE Federal Credit Union, Guardian Credit Union, JHA Payment Processing Solutions, Goldenwest Federal Credit Union, ESL Federal Credit Union, Avadian Credit UnionNavy Federal Credit Union, CORE Credit Union, BrightStar Credit Union, Grow Financial Federal Credit Union, Coastal Federal Credit Union, Fort Lee Federal Credit Union, Olean Area Federal Credit Union, JPMorgan Chase Bank N.A., EFCU Financial Federal Credit Union, Insight Credit Union, A+ Federal Credit Union, P & G Mehoopany Employees Federal Credit Union, Truliant Federal Credit Union, The Bank of Missouri, F & A Federal Credit Union, Southwest Airlines Federal Credit Union, Sunrise Banks, National Association, Schlumberger Employees Credit Union, Piedmont Advantage Credit Union, First Financial Bankshares, Inc., IBERIABANK, Travis Credit Union, Generations Community Federal Credit Union, United Heritage Credit Union, Merco Credit Union, El Dorado Savings Bank, F.S.B., Dexsta Federal Credit Union, Nusenda Federal Credit Union, First Florida Credit Union, Andrews Federal Credit Union, Knoxville TVA Employees Credit Union, Summit Credit Union, Dime Bank, Max Credit Union, Elements Financial Federal Credit Union, Las Colinas Federal Credit Union, Farmers Federal Credit Union, LESCO Federal Credit Union, Provident Credit Union, Firstlight Federal Credit Union, USF Federal Credit Union, Noble Federal Credit Union, CPM Federal Credit Union, Kinetic Credit Union, Five Star Credit Union, Golden Plains Credit Union, Bank of America, Arkansas Federal Credit Union, Gulf Coast Educators Federal Credit Union, Allied Federal Credit Union, American Eagle Financial Credit Union, CoastHills Credit Union, Resource One Credit Union, Envision Credit Union, True Sky Credit Union, Inova Federal Credit Union, APCO Employees Credit Union, Srp Federal Credit Union, Family Security Credit Union, Clark County Credit Union, S&T Bank, Corning Federal Credit Union, Affinity Federal Credit Union, Dort Federal Credit Union, Farmers Bank and Trust Company, Columbia Credit Union, The University National Bank of Lawrence, J.S.C. Federal Credit Union, Palmetto Citizens Federal Credit Union, Valley First Credit Union, Firefighters First Credit Union, NUCOR Employee's Credit Union, Jefferson Bank, Allegacy Federal Credit Union, American Airlines Federal Credit Union, Servisfirst Bank, Wells Fargo Bank, Anheuser-Busch Employees' Credit Union, Granite Federal Credit Union, 121 Financial Credit Union, Gulf Winds Credit Union, RTN Federal Credit Union, La Joya Area Federal Credit Union, Doco Credit Union, and Fairwinds Credit Union - pursuant to a request for judicial assistance from Montenegro - for use in a criminal investigation into Dragomir Nilević for suspected "counterfeiting and misuse of credit and debit cards".

    Vitaly Anaykin et al v. Nikolay Evdokimov et al: Complaint

    Complaint alleging cryptocurrency-related securities fraud in Vitaly Anaykin, a citizen of Russia residing in Montenegro, and Konstantin Bondarev, a citizen of Russia residing in Thailand v. Nikolay Evdokimov, a citizen of Russia residing in Beverly Hills, California, and Cryptonomics Capital, of Switzerland, which appears to be incorporated as Crypto Economics AG, whose principal director in corporate filings is identified as Patrick Storchenegger, of Zug, Switzerland and whose initial capital was claimed to be 14 Bitcoins, at the U. S. District Court for the Central District of California. OffshoreAlert Note: On its website at, Cryptonomics Capital's "management" is identified as Yurii Golovko, CEO; Nikolay Evdokimov, Strategic Advisor; Alexander Forostin, Head of Sales; and Denis Klevtsov, Executive Director.

    BSR Fund SA et al v. Patrick Cunningham et al: Complaint

    Complaint in BSR Fund SA, of the Marshall Islands; United Capital Trust Inc., of Liberia; Volterra Investment Inc., of the Marshall Islands; B Angel Investment Corp., of the Marshall Islands; Galactica FX Trading Corp., of the Marshall Islands; Victor Restis, of Greece, and Bella Resti, of Greece v. Diwakar Jagannath, Ikon Global Holding Company LLC, Ikon Global Markets Inc., Ftechnics Inc., Ikon Europe Ltd., of the United Kingdom; Ikon Finance Ltd., of the United Kingdom; Ikon Atlantic Ltd., of Bermuda; Ioannis Litinas, of Greece; George Daskaleas, of Greece; Maria Kitromilidou, of Cyprus; and Patrick Cunningham alleging fraud regarding Gstar FX Inc., of Belize, and PK Investments Equity Ltd., of the British Virgin Islands, at the Supreme Court of the State of New York, County of New York.

    Montenegro: Eduard Shirokov et al

    Application for the appointment of a Commissioner to collect evidence - pursuant to a request for judicial assistance from Montenegro - for a criminal investigation into Russian nationals Eduard Shirokov, Vladimir Popov and Sasa-Aleksandar Sindelic for suspected attempted terrorism, attempted assassination, establishment of a criminal organization and preparing acts against the security of Montenegro.

    Montenegro: Tulja Smajlj

    Application for the appointment of a Commissioner to collect evidence for a criminal investigation in Montenegro into Tulja Smajlj, a.k.a. Djurlic Smail and SmajoDjurlric, for allegedly murdering Mary Beal in Brooklyn, New York.

    Belarus: AG Shloida

    Application for the appointment of a Commissioner to collect evidence for a criminal investigation in Belarus into SA Dmitriev, AG Shloida, IE Semenov, MN Parkhamovich, EK Matousevich, and customs inspectors identified only by their last names of Sassinovich, Skoroulsky and Nechaev for alleged bribery and customs fraud.

    Montenegro revokes licenses of all of its offshore banks

    Effective August 1, 2002, all offshore banking licenses in Montenegro were revoked by the Central Bank. However, some are continuing to operate without a license, including Goldstar Commercial Bank, at, and Tempus Bank, at

    Insider Talking: December 31, 2001

    Anglo American Bank has had its banking license reinstated by the Grenada International Financial Services Authority; Nevis-based offshore provider Robin Cotterell recently established an insurance company called Old Pacific Insurance Ltd.; Former Lines Overseas Management (Cayman) salesman Scott Oliver has popped up in Costa Rica as President of 'Somerset, Tighe and Campbell', which describes itself as a firm of "professional investment advisors" at its web-site at; Inter Caribbean Business Management/Global Dominion Group in Nevis, which has been accused by at least one client of not redeeming her investment, has left Nevis and also closed down its web-sites; and Vladislav Popovic, the director of Richard & Partners, which is accounting firm Pannell Kerr Forster's representative in Montenegro, has confirmed that his firm has never carried out any auditing work for Montenegro-licensed Goldstar Commercial Bank AD, as claimed by the bank's principal, Gerardo Rodriguez Reynante, who is based in Uruguay.

    Grenada-Montenegro banker plays down links to Melchizedek

    A principal of two offshore banks has told OffshoreAlert that he no longer has anything to do with the Dominion of Melchizedek, despite his name appearing on literature associated with the fake nation.Peter Drakoulakos, who heads Euro Credit Bank A.D., of Montenegro, and Euro Caribbean Bank Ltd., of Grenada, was once listed as the South American "Ambassador" for Melchizedek on its web-site.

    First Swedish Savings under investigation

    First Swedish Savings, formerly known as First Baltic Savings, is being investigated by the Swedish Financial Supervisory Authority (Finansinspektionen).First Swedish maintains identical web-sites at and where, inter alia, it promotes an "offshore hedge fund" called Athena Growth Fund, which, apparently, is "a registered trademark and dba of (sic) Direct Trading Partners (Nevis) LLC".

    Insider Talking: March 31, 2001

    Former Bermuda insurance boss John McGarrity resurfaces in the Bahamas, Turks & Caicos Islands regulators issue warning about Petro Funds, Bahamas resident Yank Barry goes on trial in Texas, default judgment entered in U. S. against American International Bank (in receivership), Bahamas union boss negotiates for employees of Suisse Security Bank & Trust, a private letter from FIBG principal Van Brink hints at corrupt payments to influential individuals in Grenada.

    Offshore criminal activity continues unabated in Grenada

    Regulators in Grenada are continuing to allow banks belonging to the First International Bank of Grenada group to operate on the island despite FIBG's massive insolvency, we can reveal. The National Commercial Bank of St. Vincent, which is government-owned, is also continuing to provide banking services despite having its UK assets frozen recently over the FIBG fiasco.