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Allen Stanford Receiver v. Greenberg Traurig LLP et al: Second Amended Complaint

Second Amended Complaint in Ralph S. Janvey, as court-appointed receiver for the Stanford receivership estate; Sandra Dorrell, Samuel Troice, and Michoacan Trust, individually and on behalf of a class of all others similarly situated, v. Greenberg Traurig LLP, Greenberg Traurig PA, and Yolanda Suarez at the U. S. District Court for the Northern District of Texas.

Allen Stanford Receiver v. Greenberg Traurig LLP et al: First Amended Complaint

First Amended Complaint in Ralph S. Janvey, as court-appointed receiver for the Stanford receivership estate; Sandra Dorrell, Samuel Troice, and Michoacan Trust, individually and on behalf of a class of all others similarly situated, v. Greenberg Traurig LLP, Greenberg Traurig PA,  and Yolanda Suarez at the U. S. District Court for the Northern District of Texas.

Allen Stanford Receiver v. Greenberg Traurig, LLP et al: Complaint

Ralph Janvey, as Receiver for the Stanford Receivership Estate; The Official Stanford Investors Committee, Sandra Dorrell, Samuel Troice, and Michoacan Trust v. Greenberg Traurig, LLP, Hunton & Williams, LLP, and Yolanda Suarez at the U. S. District Court for the Northern District of Texas.

Sen. Carl Levin Letter: Closing 10 Offshore Tax Loopholes

Letter about closing offshore ten tax loopholes from Senator Carl Levin to Senator Harry Reid, Senator Mitch McConnell, Senator Dick Durbin, Senator Jon Kyl, Senator Kent Conrad, Senator Saxby Chambliss, Senator Mark Warner, Senator Mike Crapo, Senator Tom Coburn, Senator Michael Bennet, Senator Mike Johanns, Senator John McCain, Senator Jeanne Shaheen, Senator Lindsey Graham, Senator Sheldon Whitehouse, Senator Kelly Ayotte, Honorable Timothy Geithner, Secretary of the Treasury; Gene Sperling, Director, National Economic Council, dated October 5, 2012.

British American Insurance Company Ltd.: Chapter 15 Petition

Chapter 15 Petition for Recognition of a Foreign Main Proceeding in the Bahamas by Juan Lopez, a.k.a. John Lopez, as the Foreign Representative of British American Insurance Company Limited, at the U. S. Bankruptcy Court for the Southern District of Florida.

Insider Talking: December 8, 2008

US Senator John Kerry intends to look into offshore tax evasion; First Curacao International Bank to "start repatriating" frozen assets; UK Government commissions review of offshore financial centers' Condor Insurance sued in California; and US criminally indicts Raoul Weil, Chairman and CEO of UBS Global Wealth Management and Business Banking and a member of the Swiss bank's Group Executive Board.

UK Gov’t Committee expresses concern over corruption and fraud in Bermuda

The United Kingdom Government has been asked to provide details of any and all steps it has taken to ensure that corruption and fraud in Bermuda is "properly investigated".The request was made in a new report on British Overseas Territories by the Foreign Affairs Committee, which is appointed by the House of Commons to examine the administration, expenditure and policy of the Foreign and Commonwealth Office and its associated agencies.

Newt Utopia: September 4, 2005

St. Kitts and Venezuela, another oil refinery story Venezuela is looking at a joint venture to develop a refinery in St. Kitts. The idea is to replace one state sponsored debacle, sugar, with another one - a refinery for asphalt,

Newt Utopia: March 31, 2005

Around the Caribbean Offshore Financial Centers BahamasSpring break is in full season and the primary assets are walking around on two legs hibernating from school and snow. Spring break is now probably the largest single revenue event for the Bahamas

Newt Utopia: April 30, 2001

China I have business associates who travel regularly to China. I also work with Chinese businessmen who conduct a lot of business in the US. From both perspectives, the recent air crash incident involving the United States was most cumbersome,

OECD backs off publishing an offshore ‘hit list’

The much-vaunted publication of a tax haven 'hit list' by the Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development has been put off for at least a year. The OECD had planned to name those territories deemed to engage in "harmful tax practices" in June of this year, after which the 29 OECD member countries would seek to punish those on the list by introducing "defensive measures".

Insider Talking: March 31, 2000

AS&K denies it is merging with Truman Bodden & Co. (Cayman), Neville Grant, resigns as head of the Cayman Islands Monetary Authority, Montserrat revokes offshore banking license of Equity Bank and Trust Company Limited, Grenada's Ambassador to the United States, Denis G. Antoine, makes a fool of himself while defending Grenada's offshore financial sector, illegally-operated offshore 'bank' continues in business despite regulatory action, sham 'Monaco Bank of Trade' tries to lure Internet users by offering absurdly-high rates of return, Russian businessman Vladimir Momitko dismantles web-site in which he sought to breach the copyright of financial publishers.

UK pressures offshore centers to report suspicious tax transactions

Anyone who still has doubts that UK Overseas Territories such as the Cayman Islands, the British Virgin Islands and the Turks & Caicos Islands will be forced to co-operate with foreign tax investigations should read a paper published by the UK Treasury in February. Titled 'Exchange of Information and the Draft Directive on Taxation of Savings', it makes it clear that UK Overseas Territories are being pressured not only to co-operate with requests for information on tax matters but to take the initiative and report suspicious tax-related transactions.

Insider Talking: September 30, 1999

Dominica-registered Overseas Development Bank & Trust has yet to satisfy three judgments totalling US$1.24 million that were entered against it in favor of creditors on January 29, 1999, sham New Utopia jurisdiction claims it is launching "the New Utopia Investment Fund of the Cayman Islands", Ralph Sherman's involvement in the First International Bank of Grenada, comparisons between Van Brink's First International Bank of Grenada and Michael Randy's Canadian Trade Bank, alleged investment fraudster Brent Wagman surfaces in Panama, '60 Minutes' television show goes soft on Alexandre Konanykhine.

Former US regulators lend support to white-collar criminals in Antigua

A report that we have been told was paid for by powerful banker Allen Stanford and presented to the Antiguan government in January of this year as part of the review of Antigua's offshore financial services sector contained a recommendation that would have severely hindered efforts to combat rampant white-collar crime.

Offshore Territories must enforce ‘all-crimes’ laws, not just pass them into law

Offshore financial centres that are also UK Overseas Territories have been told that it is not enough for them simply to introduce legislation outlawing ‘all-crimes' but that they must also enforce the new laws.That was one of the messages delivered to the House of Commons Select Committee on Public Accounts by Sir John Kerr, Permanent Under-Secretary of State for the UK government.

FCO letter presents gloomy picture for offshore finance centres

Further details obtained by Offshore Alert about the UK government's new proposals for regulations in its Overseas Territories confirm that what is being planned represents an offshore financial centre's worst nightmare. And there is growing evidence that independent offshore centres like the Bahamas and Antigua are also facing international pressure to conform to new standards.

Caribbean hotels insurer goes into run-off

The Caribbean Hotel Association Insurance Company Ltd., which hit financial trouble soon after it started, has stopped writing new business after just two and a half years in business. The news comes after many member countries of the Caribbean Hotel Association, for whom the company was specifically set up to insure, failed to put their money where their mouths were and buy insurance from CHAIC.