New Zealand

Junhui Jiang v. BlueCity Holdings Ltd. et al: Class Action Complaint

Class Action Complaint in Junhui Jiang v. BlueCity Holdings Limited, described as a Cayman Islands-domiciled, China-based company that "operates a platform for the LGBTQ - lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, and queer (or questioning) - community primarily under the BlueCity brand in China, India, Korea, Thailand, and Vietnam"; Baoli Ma, Zhiyong (Ben) Li, Zhe Wei, Wei Ying, Colleen A. DeVries, AMTD Global Markets Limited, Loop Capital Markets LLC, Tiger Brokers (NZ) Limited, Prime Number Capital LLC, R. F. Lafferty & Co. Inc., and Cogency Global Inc. at the U. S. District Court for the Eastern District of New York.

Jatin Chopra v. DiDi Global Inc. et al: Class Action Complaint

Class Action Complaint alleging securities fraud in Jatin Chopra v. DiDi Global Inc., f.k.a. Xiaoju Kuaizhi Inc., described as a Cayman Islands-domiciled, China-based company that "purports to be the world's largest mobility technology platform. Its four key components are: shared mobility, auto solutions, electronic mobility, and autonomous driving"; Will Wei Cheng, Alan Yue Zhuo, Jean Qing Liu, Stephen Jingshi Zhu, Zhiyi Chen, Martin Chi Ping Lau, Kentaro Matsui, Adrian Perica, Daniel Yong Zhang, Goldman Sachs (Asia) LLC, Morgan Stanley & Co. LLC, JPMorgan Securities LLC, BoFA Securities Inc., Barclays Capital Inc., China Renaissance Securities (Hong Kong) Limited, China International Capital Corporation Hong Kong Securities Limited, Citigroup Global Markets Inc., Guotai Junan Securities (Hong Kong) Limited, HSBC Securities (USA) Inc., UBS Securities LLC, BOCI Asia Limited, BOCOM International Securities Limited, CCB International Capital Limited, CLSA Limited, CMB International Capital Limited, Futu Inc., ICBC International Securities Limited, Mizuho Securities USA LLC, and Tiger Brokers (NZ) Limited at the U. S. District Court for the Southern District of New York.

SEC v. Eric Watson et al: Complaint

Complaint in U. S. Securities and Exchange Commission v. Eric J. Watson, described as "a New Zealand citizen and believed to be a resident of London, United Kingdom"; Oliver-Barret Lindsay, described as "a Canadian citizen and resident of Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada" and, during the relevant period, "principal of CMGT Capital Management, a Cayman Islands-exempt broker-dealer registered with the Cayman Islands Monetary Authority", and Gannon Giguiere, described as a resident of Newport Coast, California" who "owned and operated TheMoneyStreet.com, a stock promotion website", at the U. S. District Court for the Southern District of New York.

US SEC charges trio with fraud involving Long Blockchain Corp.

The U.S. SEC has charged three people, including a Canadian former resident of the Cayman Islands, Oliver-Barret Lindsay, and a New Zealander residing in England, Eric Watson, with fraud involving publicly-listed Long Blockchain Corp., formerly Long Island Iced Tea Corp.

Rafaela Espinal v. DiDi Global Inc. et al: Class Action Complaint

Class Action Complaint alleging securities fraud in Rafaela Espinal v. DiDi Global Inc., formerly Xiaoju Kuaizhi Inc., described as a Cayman Islands company based in China that "purports to be the world's largest mobility technology platform"; Will Wei Cheng, Alan Yue Zhuo, Jean Qing Liu, Stephen Jingshi Zhu, Zhiyi Chen, Martin Chi Ping Lau, Kentaro Matsui, Adrian Perica, Daniel Yong Zhang, Goldman Sachs (Asia) LLC, Morgan Stanley & Co. LLC, JPMorgan Securities LLC, BoFA Securities Inc., Barclays Capital Inc., China Renaissance Securities (Hong Kong) Limited, China International Capital Corporation Hong Kong Securities Limited, Citigroup Global Markets Inc., Guotai Junan Securities (Hong Kong) Limited, HSBC Securities (USA) Inc., UBS Securities LLC, Bocci Asia Limited, BOCOM International Securities Limited, CCB International Capital Limited, CLSA Limited, CMB International Capital Limited, Futu Inc., ICBC International Securities Limited, Mizuho Securities USA LLC, and Tiger Brokers (NZ) Limited at the U. S. District Court for the Southern District of New York. Editor's Note: Research by OffshoreAlert at the Cayman Islands General Registry showed that the directors of DiDi Global Inc. were identified as Adrian Perica, Zhiyi Chen, Wei Cheng, Chi Ping Martin Lau, Qing Liu, Matsui Kentaro, Yong Zhang, and Jingshi Zhu.

Dismatrix SPC et al v. Douglas Bassett: Discovery Application

Application by Dismatrix SPC, Asyndeton, and Polysyndeton, all of the Cayman Islands, to take discovery from Douglas M. Bassett, of Umatilla, Florida, USA, for use in legal proceedings against Equity Capital UK Limited in England regarding "a fraudulent Forex trading scheme operated by Mediatrix Capital Inc., Blue Isle Markets Inc., and Blue Isle Markets Ltd.", filed at the U. S. District Court for the Middle District of Florida.

Locke Capital Investments (BVI) Ltd. et al: Orders

Public Notice by the Securities Commission Malaysia that "the Kuala Lumpur High Court declared in favour of the SC" against RBTR Asset Management Berhad, of Malaysia; Locke Guaranty Trust Limited, of New Zealand; Locke Capital Investments (BVI) Ltd., of the British Virgin Islands; Isaac Paul Ratnam, Nicholas Chan Weng Sung and Joseph Lee Chee Hock.

Dismatrix SPC et al v. Michael Stewart: Discovery Application

Application by Dismatrix SPC, Asyndeton, and Polysyndeton, all of the Cayman Islands, to take discovery from Michael Stewart for use in legal proceedings against Equity Capital UK Limited in England regarding "a fraudulent Forex trading scheme operated by Mediatrix Capital Inc., Blue Isle Markets Inc., and Blue Isle Markets Ltd.", filed at the U. S. District Court for the District of Arizona.

Oak Trust et al v. Patrick Parham: Discovery Application

Application by Oak Trust, Acorn Trust, Eagle Trust, Duffy Trust, Robert J. Parfet Living Trust, Geluk Global Fund Limited SAC, of the Bahamas; Migration Investments, LLC, of Colorado; Boustrophedon International Ltd., of Hong Kong; Michael R. Shea, Erin Shea, Angela Ling, Fuhua Ling, Philip Bullock, Lifang Liu, Justin Payne, Michael Dietzen, Kimberly J. Dietzen, Brian Sly, David K. Sly, Gregory Sly, Karen Sly, Nelson Sly, Helen S. Sly, Sly Family Trust, and Tamara A. Sly Separate Property Trust to take discovery from Patrick Parham, of Garland, Texas, for use in an "anticipated proceeding" in England regarding allegations of "a fraudulent Forex trading scheme" involving Equiti Capital UK Limited, Mediatrix Capital Inc., Blue Isle Markets Inc., and Blue Isle Markets Ltd. and several jurisdictions, including the Bahamas, Belize, Cayman Islands, New Zealand, Saint Vincent and the Grenadines, and the United Kingdom, filed at the U. S. District Court for the Northern District of Texas.

Oak Trust et al v. Equiti US LLC et al: Discovery Application

Application by Oak Trust, Acorn Trust, Eagle Trust, Duffy Trust, Robert J. Parfet Living Trust, Geluk Global Fund Limited SAC, of the Bahamas; Migration Investments, LLC, of Colorado; Boustrophedon International Ltd., of Hong Kong; Michael R. Shea, Erin Shea, Angela Ling, Fuhua Ling, Philip Bullock, Lifang Liu, Justin Payne, Michael Dietzen, Kimberly J. Dietzen, Brian Sly, David K. Sly, Gregory Sly, Karen Sly, Nelson Sly, Helen S. Sly, Sly Family Trust, and Tamara A. Sly Separate Property Trust to take discovery from Equiti US, LLC, Gary Dennison, James Mason, and Kimberly M. Kirkland for use in "an anticipated proceeding" in England regarding allegations of "a fraudulent Forex trading scheme" involving Equiti Capital UK Limited, Mediatrix Capital Inc., Blue Isle Markets Inc., and Blue Isle Markets Ltd. and several jurisdictions, including the Bahamas, Belize, Cayman Islands, New Zealand, Saint Vincent and the Grenadines, and the United Kingdom, filed at the U. S. District Court for the Southern District of Florida.

Oak Trust et al v. Bryant Sewall: Discovery Application

Application by Oak Trust, Acorn Trust, Eagle Trust, Duffy Trust, Robert J. Parfet Living Trust, Geluk Global Fund Limited SAC, of the Bahamas; Migration Investments, LLC, of Colorado; Boustrophedon International Ltd., of Hong Kong; Michael R. Shea, Erin Shea, Angela Ling, Fuhua Ling, Philip Bullock, Lifang Liu, Justin Payne, Michael Dietzen, Kimberly J. Dietzen, Brian Sly, David K. Sly, Gregory Sly, Karen Sly, Nelson Sly, Helen S. Sly, Sly Family Trust, and Tamara A. Sly Separate Property Trust to take discovery from Bryant Sewall, of Denton County, Texas, for use in "an anticipated proceeding" in England regarding allegations of "a multi-million dollar fraudulent Forex trading and investment scheme" involving Equiti Capital UK Limited, Mediatrix Capital Inc., Blue Isle Markets Inc., and Blue Isle Markets Ltd. and several jurisdictions, including the Bahamas, Belize, Cayman Islands, New Zealand, Saint Vincent and the Grenadines, and the United Kingdom, filed at the U. S. District Court for the Eastern District of Texas.

Oak Trust et al v. Brian King: Discovery Application

Application by Oak Trust, Acorn Trust, Eagle Trust, Duffy Trust, Robert J. Parfet Living Trust, Geluk Global Fund Limited SAC, of the Bahamas; Migration Investments, LLC, of Colorado; Boustrophedon International Ltd., of Hong Kong; Michael R. Shea, Erin Shea, Angela Ling, Fuhua Ling, Philip Bullock, Lifang Liu, Justin Payne, Michael Dietzen, Kimberly J. Dietzen, Brian Sly, David K. Sly, Gregory Sly, Karen Sly, Nelson Sly, Helen S. Sly, Sly Family Trust, and Tamara A. Sly Separate Property Trust to take discovery from Brian King, of LaGrange, Illinois, for use in "an anticipated proceeding" in England regarding allegations of "a fraudulent Forex trading scheme" involving Equiti Capital UK Limited, Mediatrix Capital Inc., Blue Isle Markets Inc., and Blue Isle Markets Ltd. and several jurisdictions, including the Bahamas, Belize, Cayman Islands, New Zealand, Saint Vincent and the Grenadines, and the United Kingdom, filed at the U. S. District Court for the Northern District of Illinois.

Oak Trust et al v. Michael Stewart: Discovery Application

Application by Oak Trust, Acorn Trust, Eagle Trust, Duffy Trust, Robert J. Parfet Living Trust, Geluk Global Fund Limited SAC, of the Bahamas; Migration Investments, LLC, of Colorado; Boustrophedon International Ltd., of Hong Kong; Michael R. Shea, Erin Shea, Angela Ling, Fuhua Ling, Philip Bullock, Lifang Liu, Justin Payne, Michael Dietzen, Kimberly J. Dietzen, Brian Sly, David K. Sly, Gregory Sly, Karen Sly, Nelson Sly, Helen S. Sly, Sly Family Trust, and Tamara A. Sly Separate Property Trust to take discovery from Michael M. Stewart, of Scottsdale, Arizona, for use in "an anticipated proceeding" in England regarding allegations of "a multi-million dollar fraudulent Forex trading and investment scheme" involving Equiti Capital UK Limited, Mediatrix Capital Inc., Blue Isle Markets Inc., and Blue Isle Markets Ltd. and several jurisdictions, including the Bahamas, Belize, Cayman Islands, New Zealand, Saint Vincent and the Grenadines, and the United Kingdom, filed at the U. S. District Court for the District of Arizona.

Dismatrix SPC et al v. Equiti Capital UK Ltd.: Complaint

Complaint for $12.7 million alleging "Defendant is in receipt of funds as part of a fraudulent investment scheme at the expense of the Claimants" in Dismatrix SPC, Asyndeton, and Polysyndeton, all of the Cayman Islands v. Equiti Capital UK Limited, of England, at the High Court of Justice of England and Wales.

Douglas Frederick v. Eric Nogelmeier: Discovery Application

Application by Douglas Frederick to take discovery from Eric Nogelmeier for use in legal proceedings in New Zealand styled as "Adam David Banks v. William Robert Farmer, et al", filed at the U. S. District Court for the Western District of Texas.

Nkwe Platinum Ltd. v. Glendina Ltd. et al: Originating Summons

Originating Summons in Nkwe Platinum Limited, of Bermuda v. Glendina Limited, of Australia, as Trustee of the Sunset Superannuation Fund; Genorah Resources Proprietary Limited, of South Africa, and 456 individual defendants from Australia, Germany, Isle of Man, Malaysia, New Zealand, Sweden, Thailand, United Kingdom, and United States at Bermuda Supreme Court.

David Motes v. Equiti US LLC et al: Class Action Complaint

Class Action Complaint alleging investment fraud involving companies in the Bahamas, New Zealand, and Saint Vincent and the Grenadines in David Motes v. Equiti US LLC, of Florida, and Equiti Capital UK Limited, of England, at the U. S. District Court for the Southern District of Florida.

Philippe Lemieux v. Canaan Inc. et al: Class Action Complaint

Complaint alleging securities fraud in Philippe Lemieux v. Canaan Inc., a Cayman Islands company based in China whose shares are listed on NASDAQ; Nangeng Zhang, Jiaxuan Li, Jianping Kong, Qifeng Sun, Quanfu Hong, Citigroup Global Markets Inc., China Renaissance Securities (Hong Kong) Limited, CMB International Capital Limited, Galaxy Digital Advisors LLC, Huatai Financial Holdings (Hong Kong) Limited, Tiger Brokers (NZ) Limited, Haitong International Securities Company Limited, and ViewTrade Securities Inc. at the U. S. District Court for the District of Oregon.

SEC v. Steve Bajic et al: Motion To Freeze Assets

SEC's Motion for an Order Freezing and Repatriating Assets in the U. S. Securities and Exchange Commission v. Steve M. Bajic, Rajesh Taneja, Norfolk Heights Ltd., Fountain Drive Ltd., Island Fortune Global Ltd., Crystalmount Ltd., Wisdom Chain Ltd., SSID Ltd., Sure Mighty Ltd., Tamarind Investments Inc., Kenneth Ciapala, Anthony Killarney, BlackLight SA, Christopher Lee McKnight, and Aaron Dale Wise at the U. S. District Court for the Southern District of New York.

Briton David Rae pleads guilty to money laundering in US

U.K. national David Rae, who was exposed by OffshoreAlert in 2012 for his role in a £100 million investment fraud by Cayman Islands-domiciled Axiom Legal Financing Fund, has pleaded guilty to money laundering in New Jersey regarding unrelated health care fraud schemes.

USA v. David Rae: Plea Agreement

Change of Plea Minutes and Plea Agreement for money laundering regarding a health care fraud scheme in USA v. David Rae, a citizen of the United Kingdom, at the U. S. District Court for the District of New Jersey.

USA v. David Rae: Forfeiture Judgment

Consent Judgment of Forfeiture and Preliminary Order of Forfeiture regarding, but not limited to, funds at ANZ Bank, in New Zealand, in the name of Sympatic Global Solutions LP and at Hong Kong & Shanghai Bank, in Hong Kong, in the name of Cargill Consulting Ltd. in USA v. David Rae, a citizen of the United Kingdom, at the U. S. District Court for the District of New Jersey.

Jiazhou Chen v. Yunji Inc. et al: Class Action Complaint

Complaint in Jiazhou Chen v. Yunji Inc., described as a Cayman Islands firm based in China; Shanglue Xiao, of China; Chen Chen, of China; Huan Hao, of China; Qingrong Kong, of China; Yanhua Sun, of China; Wei Ying, of China; Morgan Stanley & Co., of New York, NY; Credit Suisse Securities (USA) LLC, of New york, NY; JPMorgan Securities LLC, of New York, NY; China International Capital Corporation Hong Kong Securities Limited, of Hong Kong, and Top Capital Partners Limited, of New Zealand, at the U. S. District Court for the Eastern District of New York.

SEC accuses offshore firms of $125M investment fraud

The U. S. Securities and Exchange Commission has accused companies in the Bahamas, Cayman Islands, Cook Islands, New Zealand, Puerto Rico, Saint Vincent and the Grenadines, and the United States of participating in a $125 million investment fraud involving a group known as Mediatrix Capital.

SEC v. Mediatrix Capital Inc. et al: Complaint

Complaint alleging fraud in U. S. Securities and Exchange Commission v. Mediatrix Capital Inc., initially of Belize and then the Bahamas; Blue Isle Markets Inc., domiciled in Saint Vincent and the Grenadines, based in the Bahamas; Blue Isle Markets Ltd., of New Zealand; Michael Stephen Young, of Denver, Colorado; Michael Shawn Stewart, of Scottsdale, Arizona, and Bryant Edwin Sewall, of Dallas, Texas, and the Bahamas, as Defendants, and Mediatrix Capital Fund Ltd., of the Bahamas; Island Technologies LLC, of Puerto Rico; Victoria M. Stewart, Maria C. Young, Hanna Ohonkova Sewall, of Kiev, Ukraine; Michael C. Baker, of Denver, Colorado; Walter C. Young III, of Seattle, Washington; Arual LP, of Utah; West Beach LLC, of Puerto Rico; Salve Regina Trust, of the Cook Islands; TF Alliance LLC, of Colorado; Casa Conejo LLC, of Puerto Rico; Hase Haus LLC, of Colorado; DCC Islands Foundation, of the Bahamas; Keystone Business Trust, of Massachusetts; Weinzel LLC, of Nevada; The 1989 Foundation, of the Bahamas; Mediatrix Capital PR LLC, of Puerto Rico; Mediatrix Capital LLC, of Colorado, and Blue Isle Markets Inc., of the Cayman Islands, as Relief Defendants, at the U. S. District Court for the District of Colorado.

SEC v. Mediatrix Capital Inc. et al: Freezing Motion

Emergency Motion for an Ex Parte Asset Freeze and Temporary Restraining Order in U. S. Securities and Exchange Commission v. Mediatrix Capital Inc., initially of Belize and then the Bahamas; Blue Isle Markets Inc., domiciled in Saint Vincent and the Grenadines, based in the Bahamas; Blue Isle Markets Ltd., of New Zealand; Michael Stephen Young, of Denver, Colorado; Michael Shawn Stewart, of Scottsdale, Arizona, and Bryant Edwin Sewall, of Dallas, Texas, and the Bahamas, as Defendants, and Mediatrix Capital Fund Ltd., of the Bahamas; Island Technologies LLC, of Puerto Rico; Victoria M. Stewart, Maria C. Young, Hanna Ohonkova Sewall, of Kiev, Ukraine; Michael C. Baker, of Denver, Colorado; Walter C. Young III, of Seattle, Washington; Arual LP, of Utah; West Beach LLC, of Puerto Rico; Salve Regina Trust, of the Cook Islands; TF Alliance LLC, of Colorado; Casa Conejo LLC, of Puerto Rico; Hase Haus LLC, of Colorado; DCC Islands Foundation, of the Bahamas; Keystone Business Trust, of Massachusetts; Weinzel LLC, of Nevada; The 1989 Foundation, of the Bahamas; Mediatrix Capital PR LLC, of Puerto Rico; Mediatrix Capital LLC, of Colorado, and Blue Isle Markets Inc., of the Cayman Islands, as Relief Defendants, at the U. S. District Court for the District of Colorado.

USA v. Edward Gong: Application to Enforce Foreign Restraining Order

Application to Enforce and Register Foreign Restraining Order regarding a $200 million fraud scheme by individuals in Canada, China, and New Zealand in USA v. Xiao Hua Gong, a.k.a. Edward Gong, a citizen of Canada, at the U. S. District Court for the District of Columbia.

Cryptopia Ltd.: Chapter 15 Petition

Chapter 15 Petition for Recognition of a Foreign Main Proceeding in New Zealand by David Ruscoe, as the Foreign Representative of Cryptopia Limited, at the U. S. Bankruptcy Court for the Southern District of New York.

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.

USA v. Jean Boustani et al: Criminal Indictment

Indictment in USA v. Jean Boustani, a.k.a. Jean Boustany, a citizen of Lebanon; Najib Allam, a.k.a. Naji Allam, a citizen of Lebanon; Manuel Chang, a citizen of Mozambique and Mozambique's Minister of Finance; Antonio Do Rosario, a citizen of Mozambique and "an official in Mozambique's governmental state intelligence and security service, known as Servico de Informacoes e Seguranca do Estado; Teofilo Nhangumele, "a citizen of Mozambique acting in an official capacity for and on behalf of the Office of the President of Mozambique"; Andrew Pearse, a citizen of New Zealand; Surjan Singh, a citizen of the United Kingdom; and Detelina Subeva, a citizen of Bulgaria, at the U. S. District Court for the Eastern District of New York.

Norske Skogindustrier ASA: Chapter 15 Petition

Chapter 15 Petition for Recognition of a Foreign Main Proceeding in Norway by Tom Hugo Ottesen, as the Foreign Representative of Norske Skogindustrier ASA, at the U. S. Bankruptcy Court for the Southern District of New York.

Insight Securities, Inc. v. Clodi Holdings Ltd. et al: Complaint

Complaint in Insight Securities, Inc. v. Clodi Holdings Ltd., Amicorp Trustees (New Zealand) Limited, as Trustee of The Docil Trust; Amicorp Management Limited, Madison Assets, LLC, and Deutsche Bank Securities, Inc. at the U. S. District Court for the Northern District of Illinois.