SEC v. Ramiro Sugranes et al: Complaint

Complaint alleging fraud in U. S. Securities and Exchange Commission v. Ramiro Jose Sugranes, described as a citizen of Nicaragua residing in Miami, Florida; UCB Financial Advisers Inc., of Florida, and UCB Financial Services Limited, of Chile, as Defendants, and Ramiro Sugranes Hernandez and Thelma Lanzas de Sugranes, residents of Nicaragua, as Relief Defendants, at the U. S. District Court for the Southern District of Florida.

Reynaldo Alegria v. Hyde Shipping Corporation et al: Complaint

Complaint in Reynaldo Flores Alegria, a citizen of Nicaragua v. Hyde Shipping Corporation, of Antigua and Barbuda; Bahia Shipping Ltd., Bay Islands Shipping Ltd., Caribe Shipping (Cayman) Ltd., and Caribe Merchant Shipping (Cayman) Ltd., all of the Cayman Islands, at the Circuit Court of the 11th Judicial Circuit, in and for Miami-Dade County, Florida.

Avianca Holdings SA et al: Chapter 11 Petition

Chapter 11 Petition by Avianca Holdings SA, Aero Transporte de Carga Unión, S.A. de C.V., Aeroinversiones de Honduras, S.A., Aerovías del Continente Americano S.A., Avianca Airlease Holdings One Ltd., America Central (Canada) Corp., America Central Corp., AV International Holdco S.A., AV International Holdings S.A., AV International Investments S.A., AV International Ventures S.A., AV Investments One Colombia S.A.S., AV Investments Two Colombia S.A.S., AV Taca International Holdco S.A., Avianca Costa Rica S.A., Avianca Holdings S.A., Avianca Leasing, LLC, Avianca, Inc., Avianca-Ecuador S.A., Aviaservicios, S.A., Aviateca, S.A., Avifreight Holding Mexico, S.A.P.I. de C.V., C.R. Int'l Enterprises, Inc., Grupo Taca Holdings Limited, International Trade Marks Agency Inc., Inversiones del Caribe, S.A., Isleña de Inversiones, S.A. de C.V., Latin Airways Corp., Latin Logistics, LLC, Nicaraguense de Aviación, Sociedad Anónima (Nica, S.A.), Regional Express Américas S.A.S., Ronair N.V., Servicio Terrestre, Aereo y Rampa S.A., Servicios Aeroportuarios Integrados SAI S.A.S., Taca de Honduras, S.A. de C.V., Taca de México, S.A., Taca International Airlines S.A., Taca S.A., Tampa Cargo S.A.S., Technical and Training Services, S.A. de C.V., collectively described as "the second-largest airline group in Latin America", filed at the U. S. Bankruptcy Court for the Southern District of New York.

USA v. Jeffrey Webb et al: Redacted Plea Transcripts

Redacted Plea Transcripts of Jeffrey Webb, Alejandro Burzaco, and José Margulies in USA v. Jeffrey Webb, Eduardo Li, Julio Rocha, Costas Takkas, Jack Warner, Eugenio Figueredo, Rafael Esquivel, Jose Maria Marin, Nicolas Leoz, Alejandro Burzaco, Aaron Davidson, Hugo Jinkis, Mariano Jinkis, and Jose Margulies at the U. S. District Court for the Eastern 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.

USA v. Jeffrey Webb et al: Criminal Indictment

Indictment in USA v. Jeffrey Webb, Eduardo Li, Julio Rocha, Costas Takkas, Jack Warner, Eugenio Figueredo, Rafael Esquivel, Jose Maria Marin, Nicolas Leoz, Alejandro Burzaco, Aaron Davidson, Hugo Jinkis, Mariano Jinkis, and Jose Margulies, a.k.a. Jose Lazaro, at the U. S. District Court for the Eastern District of New York.

‘Request for correction,’ from suspected money launderer Guido Vioen

Letter from Guido Vioen, an attorney in Spain and the Netherlands, requesting a "correction" regarding OffshoreAlert's publication of a request for judicial assistance filed at federal court in Florida regarding a criminal investigation into Vioen on suspicion of laundering the proceeds of narcotics trafficking by Ferenc Hendricus Jagtman and others.

Netherlands: Ferenc Hendricus Jagtman et al

Application for the appointment of a Commissioner to collect evidence - pursuant to a request for judicial assistance from the Netherlands - for a criminal investigation into Ferenc Hendricus Jagtman, Guido Emile Vioen, and others for suspected narcotics trafficking and money laundering.

USA v. Irvin BonCamper et al: Government’s Statement of Facts

Government's Statement of Facts in USA v. Malchus Irvin Boncamper, Christopher Purser, Robert Steve Mills, Edmund Hugh Benton, William Ballachey, and Marc-Thibaud Duchesne at the U. S. District Court for the Southern District of Texas.

Offshore accountant Irvin BonCamper charged with fraud in Texas

St. Kitts & Nevis based accountant Malchus Irvin BonCamper, who has featured in several OffshoreAlert articles over the last 10 years concerning his involvement in illegal activity, is in custody in Texas after being criminally indicted on multiple counts of

Latin America Round-Up: March 23, 2010

CENTRAL AMERICA Fight against Trafficking Creates Crime Niches in Central AmericaIncreased efforts against drug trafficking in Colombia and Mexico are driving drug mafias into Central America, where drug related corruption, money laundering and violence are growing. President Alfaro Colom of

Latin America Round-Up: November 25, 2009

BRAZIL Favelas Drugs, guns and gangsIn São João, a favela on the north side of Rio, drug gang look outs perch on rooftops and at other strategic spots overlooking the entry points to the slum, just a few meters from

Latin America Round-Up: December 8, 2008

COLOMBIA Convictions for FARC supporters Monzer Al Kassar, alias El Taous, and his associate, Luis Felipe Moreno Godoy, were convicted following a three week trial in a Manhattan federal court. The defendants were found guilty of conspiracy to murder US

Latin America Round Up: July 2, 2008

COLOMBIA: Laundering Through Cows; MEXICO: Cubans Entering US through Mexico; Anti-Drug Plan on the Rocks; New Anti-Laundering Body; Salinas's Money to Return Home; NICARAGUA: Hard Times for Ortega; PERU: Something Smelly In Military Rations; Exoneration for Lawmakers Accused of Accepting Bribes; and REGIONAL: Haiti and Colombia the Most Vulnerable; Smear Campaigns against NGOs.

Latin America Round-Up: April 1, 2008

Latin America Round-Up: BOLIVIA: Phony Phone Cards Come to Bolivia; CENTRAL AMERICA: Gangs and Corruption; COLOMBIA & VENEZUELA: Colombia Threatens to Denounce Venezuela; THE CARIBBEAN: Crime Wave; PANAMA: Drug Bust; PERU & VENEZUELA: Funds for Covert Meddling?; REGIONAL: 11 out of 20 countries cited for involement in narcotics trafficking.

Latin America Round-Up: January 7, 2007

BRAZIL: Weapons Galore; Pay Raises Cause Outrage; CHILE: Never Convicted, Pinochet Dies; COLOMBIA: Colombia to Receive Orejuela's Money; INTERNATIONAL: Bribes the rule; MEXICO: Oaxaca still a mess; Drug Money, Impossible to Uproot; NICARAGUA: New Government Already in Motion; PERU: Worrying Signals; Fujimori's Money in Bank of Tokyo; and REGIONAL: A few families control all.

Latin America Round-Up: November 11, 2007

BRAZIL Fight against drugs controversy Brazil is involved an increasingly angry debate about the role of the security forces as they fight against drug trafficking mafias in shanty towns. The government decided to leave this fight in the army's hands

Latin America Round-Up: August 7, 2007

ARGENTINA: Minister Resigned as Monday Laundering Suspect:; BRAZIL: The Berezovsky Connection; Lawsuits against Investigative Reporting; CHILE/PERU: Thicker and Thicker; EL SALVADOR: New Initiative to Report Financial Transactions; MEXICO: Former Governor Extradited; Frozen Money to Be Shared; NICARAGUA/PANAMA: Alemán Is Summoned.

Latin America Round-Up: February 7, 2007

CHILE: Informal Exchange Market Should Be Regulated; NICARAGUA: Ends Row over Frozen Money; PERU: Plot Thickens for Fujimori; REGIONAL: Coca Flourishes; Soccer under the microscope; and URUGUAY: More Anti-laundering Controls.

Latin America Round-Up: December 7, 2006

CHILE: Not As Clean As It Looks; GUATEMALA: Portillo Closer to Home; HAITI: IDT's Blues; INTERNATIONAL: No Good News from TI Report; MEXICO: Smugglers and Launderers Neutralized; No Solution to Oaxaca's Crisis; NICARAGUA: Ortega Returns; REGIONAL: Businesses Worry About Frauds, Hackers and … Laundering; and URUGUAY: The Last of the Free Peiranos.

Latin America Round-Up: September 7, 2006

BRAZIL New intelligence unit Brazil's Foreign Ministry officially announced the creation of an intelligence center, in cooperation with Argentina and Paraguay, located in Foz do Iguacu - in the so called tri border region - to combat money laundering and

Latin America Round-Up: June 7, 2006

COLOMBIA: Uribe set for win;; Arrested for Money Laundering; MEXICO: Laundering Couple Trapped; NICARAGUA: Efforts to Repatriate Alemán's Assets Continue; PANAMA: Prestigious Law Firm Involved in Pinochet Scandal; and PARAGUAY: Saving Cooperatives under Scrutiny.

Insider Talking: March 31, 2005

Three former senior officers of The Harris Organization, which defrauded clients out of tens of millions of dollars before collapsing in 2002, are back in business in Panama. Lawrence George Gandolfi, 65, a.k.a. Larry Gandolfi Christopher Glover Davy, 60, and

Latin America Round-Up: October 31, 2004

COSTA RICADisgraceThe head of the Organization of American States, Miguel Ángel Rodríguez, was detained and put under house arrest following his resignation just two weeks after starting the job on October 15th. He has been accused of taking a bribe

Accused fraudster fights extradition to Costa Rica

A 39-year-old Nicaraguan citizen who is wanted for investment fraud in Costa Rica has been granted an order temporarily staying his extradition from the United States.Carlos Hermoso Mendoza, a.k.a. Carlos Cecilio Hermoso de Mendoza Vigil, a.k.a. Carlos Hermoso Vigil, had initially consented to extradition on June 25, 2004.

Latin America Round-Up: April 30, 2004

ARGENTINA: Menem 'suffering' in exile; Carrousel of bank executives accused; BOLIVIA: Two more bank employees in the dungeon; COLOMBIA: Trust us, we're the Police; PARAGUAY: González Macchi's process grows; Journalists and presidential pressure; and REGIONAL: Latin American presidents: A catalogue of abuse.

Latin America Round-Up: December 31, 2003

COLOMBIA: Flowers and drugs; ECUADOR: Investigation into campaign; HONDURAS: Order to arrest bankers; NICARAGUA: Alemán money laundering conviction; REGIONAL: All except for Honduras; The most corrupt; and PARAGUAY: Sacked from the Supreme Court.

Latin America Round-Up: November 30, 2003

ARGENTINA More incriminating data against MenemFormer Iranian spy Abolghasem Mesbahi confirmed from Berlin in a videotaped interview at the AMIA trial taking place in Buenos Aires that an alleged envoy sent by Carlos Menem requested $10 million in exchange for

Latin America Round-Up: October 31, 2003

COSTA RICAMoney laundering on the rise A report by the Drug Enforcement Administration identifies an increase in Costa Rica's vulnerability to money laundering. According to the report, the real estate sector has become one of the favorite ways of laundering

Latin America Round-Up: August 31, 2003

ARGENTINA: Circle around Menem narrower; COSTA RICA: Costa Rica becoming popular; ECUADOR: No foreign holidays for Noboa; MEXICO: Pressure mounts over big banks; NICARAGUA: Alemán in prison: PANAMA: Marc Harris' friends in Panama in trouble?; and PARAGUAY: González Macchi ordered to stay put.

Panama to investigate alleged corruption regarding Marc Harris

Panama's government is to carry out an investigation into allegations of corruption involving its own officials and offshore crook Marc Harris, according to the local media. President Mireya Moscoso announced on August 6 that a Commission would be appointed to conduct the inquiry, reported La Prensa newspaper.

Latin America Round-Up: July 31, 2003

ARGENTINA, PARAGUAY and URUGUAY: Banco General de Negocios, Multibanco, Banco Comercial sagas continue; NICARAGUA and PANAMA: Following Marc Harris' steps in Nicaragua; PANAMA and COLOMBIA: Colombian scandal affects Panama; and PERU: Kroll unable to find Fujimori's money so far.

Latin America Round-Up: June 30, 2003

ARGENTINA: Purge in the making; DOMINICAN REPUBLIC: The consequences of Baninter banking scandal; ECUADOR: Ex-minister investigated for laundering; MEXICO: HSBC investigated; NICARAGUA: New charges for Alemán; and PANAMA: Iranian citizen arrested; Frozen Guatemalan assets; New rules; The legacy of Marc Harris in Panama.

Marc Harris denied bail, pleads not guilty

Offshore businessman Marc M. Harris, watched by his mother and represented by a public defender, was denied bail today in Miami, where he pleaded not guilty to 13 counts of money laundering."It's clear to me that the government has established by a preponderance of the evidence that he is a risk of flight," said Magistrate Judge William Turnoff.

Offshore provider Marc Harris describes himself as software developer during court hearing

The prospect of offshore financial services provider Marc Harris being charged with perjury to go along with 13 counts of money laundering was raised during his first court appearance in Miami today after being arrested and deported from Nicaragua yesterday. The clerk at Miami Magistrates Court reminded the prosecution of this option after drastically different accounts of Harris' occupation and finances were given during a hearing which lasted less than five minutes.

Nicaragua: Byron Rodolfo Jerez Solis et al

Application for the appointment of a Commissioner to collect evidence for a criminal investigation in Nicaragua into Byron Rodolfo Jerez Solis, Arnoldo Aleman Lacayo, Alfredo de Jesus Fernandez, Esteban Benito Duquestrada Sacasa, Jorge Solis Farias, Ethel Gonzalez de Jerez, Valeria Jerez Gonzalez, Alvaro Aleman Lacayo, Mayra Estrada de Aleman, Arnoldo Antonio Aleman Estrada and others for alleged corruption, fraud and theft.

Latin America Round-Up: March 31, 2003

ARGENTINA: Investigator investigated; CHILE: A major financial scandal erupts; COSTA RICA: More controls for Costa Rica; GUATEMALA: USA resumes aid; Congress Chair in trouble for alleged corruption; MEXICO: The PRI fined; Divine bank accounts; NICARAGUA: Bolaños presents policy; PANAMA: Portillo's account in the open; REGIONAL: Eleven jurisdictions of "concern" in Latin America and the Caribbean; URUGUAY: Controversy! What controversy?; and VENEZUELA: Chavez under scrutiny.

Latin America Round-Up: February 28, 2003

ARGENTINA: Still, debate about Menem's feasibility as candidate; BOLIVIA: Big trouble in La Paz; COLOMBIA: Operation against Cali cartel's leader; GUATEMALA: Acquisition to save Banoro; Blacklisted again; NICARAGUA: Centeno Roque brothers sentenced; PARAGUAY: President González Macchi under investigation; and PERU: Montesinos' silence.

Latin America Round-Up: January 31, 2003

ARGENTINA: Banker goes to prison; Escobar's widow on trial; BOLIVIA: Six people sentenced in bankruptcy case; CHILE: Former minister jailed in scandal; COLOMBIA: First Colombians extradited for money laundering; ECUADOR: New president in Ecuador; INTERNATIONAL: Pardon for taxpayers hiding income; MEXICO: Anti-corruption raids; NICARAGUA: Immunity removed for Alemán; PANAMA: New anti money laundering measures; PARAGUAY: Money laundering and frauds on the rise; PERU: Perturbing news from fugitive Fujimori; PUERTO RICO: Paper bags and inaccurate reports; and URUGUAY: The Central Bank investigated.

Latin America Round-Up: December 31, 2002

ARGENTINA: The long Argentinean "culebrón"; COLOMBIA: Life insurance as laundering instrument; COSTA RICA: Frauds unlimited; NICARAGUA: Lehman Brothers investigated; Money laundering surge; PANAMA: Fraudulent bankruptcies galore; and PERU: Lasnaud's "Montesinos" connection.
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