Nigeria

SEC v. Evarist Amah: Complaint

Complaint alleging fraud in which several of the victims were residents of Nigeria and Italy in U. S. Securities and Exchange Commission v. Evarist C. Amah, described as a New York-based investment adviser, at the U. S. District Court for the Southern District of New York.

USA v. Anthony Stimler: Criminal Information

Criminal Information alleging conspiracy to violate the Foreign Corrupt Practices Act and money laundering regarding an alleged bribery scheme involving individuals and entities in or from the British Virgin Islands, Cyprus, Israel, Mexico, Nigeria, Spain, Switzerland, United Kingdom, and USA in USA v. Anthony Stimler, a citizen of the United Kingdom who worked as a trader, at the U. S. District Court for the Southern District of New York.

Amec Foster Wheeler Energy Ltd.: SFO Announcement of £103M DPA

News Release by the United Kingdom's Serious Fraud Office entitled "SFO enters into £103M DPA with Amec Foster Wheeler Energy Limited" regarding "the use of corrupt agents in the oil and gas sector" involving an alleged scheme involving Brazil, India, Malaysia, Nigeria, and Saudi Arabia.

XRS 11 Ltd.: Directors

Director Details for XRS 11 Limited, obtained from the Cayman Islands General Registry on March 19, 2021.

XRS 11 Ltd. v. Cayman Islands Registrar of Companies: Restoration Application (Case 60 of 2021)

Originating Application in XRS 11 Limited v. Registrar of Companies at the Grand Court of the Cayman Islands. Editor's Note: Research by OffshoreAlert in the Cayman Islands General Registry showed that the directors of XRS 11 Limited were identified as Omamofe Boyo and Jubril Adewale Tinubu, both of Nigeria-based Oando Plc, whose website describes it as "one of Africa's leading energy solutions providers".

Seadrill Ltd. et al: Chapter 11 Petition

Chapter 11 petitions by companies in Angola, Bermuda, Brazil, Canada, Hong Kong, Hungary, Liberia, Luxembourg, Malaysia, Mexico, Netherlands, Nigeria, Singapore, United Arab Emirates, United Kingdom, and the United States, specifically Seadrill Limited, Seadrill Limited, Asia Offshore Drilling Limited, Asia Offshore Rig 1 Limited, Asia Offshore Rig 2 Limited, Asia Offshore Rig 3 Limited, Eastern Drilling AS, North Atlantic Alpha Ltd., North Atlantic Elara Ltd., North Atlantic Epsilon Ltd., North Atlantic Linus Charterer Ltd., North Atlantic Navigator Ltd., North Atlantic Phoenix Ltd., North Atlantic Venture Ltd., Scorpion Courageous Ltd., Scorpion Deepwater B.V., Scorpion Deepwater Ltd., Scorpion Drilling Ltd., Scorpion Freedom Ltd., Scorpion International Ltd., Scorpion Nederlandse B.V., Scorpion Offshore Inc., Scorpion Resolute Ltd., Scorpion Rigs Ltd., Scorpion Servicos Offshore Ltda, Scorpion USA Expats, Inc., Scorpion Vigilant Ltd., SDS Drilling Ltd., Sea Dragon de Mexico S de R.L. de CV, Seadrill Abu Dhabi Operations Limited, Seadrill Americas, Inc., Seadrill Angola LDA, Seadrill Ariel Ltd., Seadrill Australia Pte Ltd., Seadrill Brunei Ltd., Seadrill Callisto Ltd., Seadrill Carina Ltd., Seadrill Castor Ltd., Seadrill Castor Pte Ltd., Seadrill Common Holdings Ltd., Seadrill Cressida Ltd., Seadrill Deepwater Charterer Ltd., Seadrill Deepwater Contracting Ltd., Seadrill Deepwater Crewing Ltd., Seadrill Deepwater Holdings Ltd., Seadrill Deepwater Units Pte Ltd., Seadrill Dione Ltd., Seadrill Eclipse Ltd., Seadrill Eminence Ltd., Seadrill Equatorial Guinea Ltd., Seadrill Europe Management AS, Seadrill Far East Limited, Seadrill Freedom Ltd., Seadrill GCC Operations Ltd., Seadrill Gemini Ltd., Seadrill Global Services Ltd., Seadrill Gulf Operations Neptune LLC, Seadrill Holdings Singapore Pte Ltd., Seadrill Hyperion Ltd., Seadrill Indonesia Ltd., Seadrill Insurance Ltd., Seadrill International Resourcing DMCC, Seadrill Investment Holding Company Limited, Seadrill Jack Up Holding Ltd., Seadrill Jack Up I B.V., Seadrill Jack Up II B.V., Seadrill Jack-Ups Contracting Ltd., Seadrill Jupiter Ltd., Seadrill Labuan Ltd., Seadrill Management (S) Pte Ltd., Seadrill Management AME Ltd., Seadrill Management Ltd., Seadrill Mimas Ltd., Seadrill Mira Hungary Kft., Seadrill Mira Ltd., Seadrill Neptune Hungary Kft., Seadrill Newfoundland Operations Ltd., Seadrill Nigeria Operations Limited, Seadrill North Atlantic Holdings Limited, Seadrill North Sea Crewing Ltd., Seadrill Norway Crew AS, Seadrill Norway Operations Ltd., Seadrill Offshore AS, Seadrill Offshore Malaysia Sdn. Bhd., Seadrill Offshore Nigeria Limited, Seadrill Operations de Mexico S de R.L. de CV, Seadrill Orion Ltd., Seadrill Pegasus (S) Pte Ltd., Seadrill Prospero Ltd., Seadrill Proteus Ltd., Seadrill Rhea Ltd., Seadrill Rig Holding Company Limited, Seadrill Saturn Ltd., Seadrill Saudi I B.V., Seadrill Saudi II B.V., Seadrill Servicos de Petroleos Ltda., Seadrill Sevan Holdings Limited, Seadrill Telesto Ltd., Seadrill Tellus Ltd., Seadrill Tethys Ltd., Seadrill Titan Ltd., Seadrill Titania Sarl, Seadrill Treasury UK Limited, Seadrill Triton Ltd., Seadrill Tucana Ltd., Seadrill UK Ltd., Seadrill UK Operations Ltd., Seadrill UK Support Services Ltd., Seadrill Umbriel Ltd., Sevan Brasil Ltd., Sevan Developer Ltd., Sevan Driller Ltd., Sevan Drilling Limited, Sevan Drilling North America LLC, Sevan Drilling Pte Ltd., Sevan Drilling Rig II AS, Sevan Drilling Rig II Pte Ltd., Sevan Drilling Rig IX Pte Ltd., Sevan Drilling Rig V Pte Ltd., Sevan Louisiana Hungary Kft., and Sevan Marine Servicos de Perfuracao Ltda at the U. S. Bankruptcy Court for the Southern District of Texas.

Nigeria v. VR Advisory Services Ltd. et al: Discovery Application

Application by The Federal Republic of Nigeria to take discovery from VR Advisory Services Ltd., VR Advisory Services (USA) LLC, VR Global Onshore Fund LP, VR Argentina Recovery Onshore Fund II LP, Jeffrey Johnson, and Ashok Raju for use in legal proceedings in England "against Process & Industrial Developments Ltd.", of the British Virgin Islands, at the U. S. District Court for the Southern District of New York.

Seadrill Polaris Ltd. et al: Chapter 11 Petition

Chapter 11 Bankruptcy Petition by Seadrill Polaris Ltd., of Bermuda; Seadrill Partners LLC, of England; Seadrill OPCO Sub LLC, of England; Seabras Rig Holdco Kft., of Hungary; Seadrill Operating GP LLC, of England; Seadrill Auriga Hungary Kft., of Hungary; Seadrill Operating LP, of the Marshall Islands; Seadrill Canada Ltd., of Canada; Seadrill Partners B.V., of the Netherlands; Seadrill Capricorn Holdings LLC, of the Marshall Islands; Seadrill Partners Finco LLC, of England; Seadrill China Operations Ltd., of Luxembourg; Seadrill Partners Malaysia Sdn. Bhd., of Malaysia; Seadrill Deepwater Drillship Ltd., of England; Seadrill Partners Operating LLC, of the Marshall Islands; Seadrill Ghana Operations Ltd., of England; Seadrill Mobile Units (Nigeria) Ltd., of Nigeria; Seadrill T-15 Ltd., of Bermuda; Seadrill Gulf Operations Auriga LLC, of England; Seadrill T-16 Ltd., of Bermuda; Seadrill Gulf Operations Sirius LLC, of England; Seadrill Texas LLC, of England; Seadrill Gulf Operations Vela LLC, of England; Seadrill US Gulf LLC, of England; Seadrill Hungary Kft., of Hungary; Seadrill Vela Hungary Kft., of Hungary; Seadrill International Ltd., of England; Seadrill Vencedor Ltd., of Bermuda, and Seadrill Leo Ltd., of England, at the U. S. Bankruptcy Court for the Southern District of Texas.

Eni SpA v. Poplar Falls, LLC et al: Discovery Application

Application by Eni S.p.A., of Italy, to take discovery from Poplar Falls, LLC, Drumcliffe Partners I LLC, Drumcliffe Partners II LLC, Drumcliffe Partners III LLC, Drumcliffe Partners III SMA I, LLC, Drumcliffe Partners IV LLC, and Drumcliffe Partners IV SMA1, LLC "for use in civil and criminal actions brought by the Federal Republic of Nigeria and the Milan Public Prosecutor, respectively, against Eni in Milan, Italy and an international arbitration claim brought by certain Eni subsidiaries against the FRN" regarding "the 2011 purchase by Eni and Royal Dutch Shell PLC of a Nigerian oil prospecting license known as OPL 245", filed at the U. S. District Court for the District of Delaware.

SEC sues John McAfee for ‘$23M ICO fraud’ in New York

Famous computer programmer John McAfee was today sued by the SEC in New York for allegedly swindling his Twitter followers by recommending they buy Initial Coin Offerings by entities in Belize, Nigeria, Romania, U.K. and U.S. without disclosing that he received $23 million in hidden compensation.

USA v. Ramon Abbas: Criminal Complaint

Criminal Complaint alleging conspiracy to engage in money laundering in USA v. Ramon Olorunwa Abbas, a.k.a. Ray Hushpuppi, described as "a Nigerian national living in the United Arab Emirates" and a holder of a passport issued by Saint Kitts and Nevis and "one of the leaders of a transnational network that facilitates computer intrusions, fraudulent schemes (including BEC [business email compromise] schemes), and money laundering, targeting victims around the world in schemes designed to steal hundreds of millions of dollars", at the U. S. District Court for the Central District of California.

Poland: Gabriel Oluwashin Ajayi et al

Application for the appointment of a Commissioner to collect evidence from Wells Fargo Bank - pursuant to a request for judicial assistance from Poland - for a criminal investigation into Gabriel Oluwashin Ajayi and Renata Jaroslawska for suspected money laundering.

Nigeria v. Tibit Limited: Claim Form

Claim Form for a "Bombardier Global 6000 aircraft" that was allegedly purchased with the proceeds of a $1.1 billion "fraudulent scheme"  in The Federal Republic of Nigeria v. Tibit Limited at the British Virgin Islands High Court.

Nigeria et al v. VR Advisory Services Ltd. et al: Discovery Application

Application by the Federal Republic of Nigeria and Abubakar Malami, the Attorney General of the Federal Republic of Nigeria, to take discovery from VR Advisory Services Ltd., of the Cayman Islands; VR Advisory Services (USA) LLC, VR Capital Group Ltd., of the United Kingdom; VR Global Onshore Fund LP, VR Argentina Recovery Onshore Fund II LP, Richard Deitz, Jeffrey Johnson, and Ashok Raju for use in "criminal investigations and criminal judicial proceedings that are pending in the Federal Republic of Nigeria" regarding "a fraudulent natural gas processing agreement", filed at the U. S. District Court for the Southern District of New York.

Nigeria, Jersey, & USA: $311M Repatriation Agreement

News Release, and a copy of a "trilateral agreement among the governments of the United States, Nigeria and the Bailiwick of Jersey", by the U. S. Department of Justice announcing the repatriation to Nigeria of $311 million that were allegedly the proceeds of corruption involving General Sani Abacha, Ibrahim Sani Abacha, Abubakar Atiku Bagudu, lsmaila Gwarzo, Alhaji Ahmadu Daura, Chief Anthony Ani, David Umaru, Doraville Properties Corporation, Eagle Alliance International Limited, Harbour Engineering and Construction Limited, Mecosta Securities Inc., Morgan Procurement Corporation, Rayville International SA, The Ridley Trust, Ridley Group Limited, and Standard Alliance Financial Services Limited.

Vale SA et al v. HFZ Capital Group LLC et al: Discovery Application

Application by Vale SA, of Brazil; Vale Holdings BV, of the Netherlands, and Vale International SA, of Switzerland, to take discovery from HFZ Capital Group LLC, Ziel Feldman, Helene Feldman, Nir Meir, John Shannon, the Feldman Family 2007 Trust, Kenneth Henderson, Bryan Cave Leighton Paisner LLP, Chatsworth Realty 340 LLC, HFZ 344 West 72nd Street Owner LLC, Chatsworth Realty Corp., 215 Chrystie LLC, HFZ 40 Broad Street LLC, HFZ Highline Property Owner LLC, HFZ Highline Retail Owner LLC, HFZ Highline LLC, HFZ 501 West LLC, 20 West 40 Bryant Park Owner LLC, HFZ Bryant Park Owner LLC, Tarpley Belnord Corp., Perfectus Real Estate Corp., HFZ 235 West 75th Street Owner LLC, HFZ 301 West 53rd Street Owner LLC, HFZ 88 Lexington Avenue Owner LLC, HFZ 90 Lexington Avenue Owner LLC, HFZ KIK 30th Street Owner LLC, HFZ West 30th Street Partners LLC, HFZ KIK 30th Street LLC, HFZ KIK 30th Street Mezzanine LLC, 76 Eleventh Avenue Property Owner LLC, Fine Arts NY LLC, RFR Holding LLC, Aby Rosen, R&S Chrysler LLC and RFR Realty LLC for use in legal proceedings in England against Benjamin (Beny) Steinmetz, Dag Lars Cramer, Marcus Struik, Asher Avidan, Joseph Tchelet, David Clark, the Balda Foundation, of Liechtenstein, and Nysco Management Corp., of the British Virgin Islands, alleging the fraudulent inducement of $1.2 billion for "a scheme to illegally gain valuable mining rights through bribery of government officials in the Republic of Guinea", filed at the U. S. District Court for the Southern District of New York.

Nigeria v. Citibank et al: Discovery Application

Application by the Republic of Nigeria to take discovery from Citibank, N.A., Allied Irish Banks, HSBC Bank USA, Standard New York, Inc., Deutsche Bank Trust Company Americas, J.P. Morgan Chase, United Bank for Africa, Bank of Cyprus, Fortis Private Banking Singapore Limited., and Standard Chartered International (USA) Ltd. for use in "criminal investigations" in Nigeria regarding "a fraudulent scheme to defraud FRN of almost $10 billion ... carried out by Process & Industrial Developments Limited, a British Virgin Islands shell entity with no technical capabilities, virtually no employees, and no demonstrable financial resources", filed at the U. S. District Court for the Southern District of New York.

Liechtenstein: Oath Holdings, Inc.

Application for the appointment of a Commissioner to collect evidence from Oath Holdings, Inc. - pursuant to a request for judicial assistance from Liechtenstein - for a criminal investigation into "unknown suspect(s)" for suspected fraud against "an 85-year-old widow living alone".

Liechtenstein: Google LLC

Application for the appointment of a Commissioner to collect evidence from Google LLC - pursuant to a request for judicial assistance from Liechtenstein - for a criminal investigation into "unknown suspect(s)" for suspected fraud against "an 85-year-old widow living alone".

Tiberius Group AG v. Citibank et al: Discovery Application

Ex Parte Application by Tiberius Group AG, of Switzerland, to take discovery from Citibank NA, Deutsche Bank Trust Company, HSBC Bank USA NA, JPMorgan Chase Bank NA, Bank of NY Mellon, UBS AG, and Bank of America for use in legal proceedings in Nigeria, filed at the U. S. District Court for the Southern District of New York.

Jetcraft Corp. et al v. Sovereign Financial Holdings Ltd. et al: Complaint

Complaint in Jetcraft Corporation, as Beneficial Owner, of North Carolina, and TVPX Aircraft Solutions Inc., as Owner Trustee under the Jetcraft Stone Briar Challenger 605-5899 Business Trust, of Utah v. Sovereign Financial Holdings Limited, of Dubai; Caverton Offshore Support Group Plc, of Nigeria, and Adeniyi Makanjuola, of London, England, at the Supreme Court of the State of New York, New York County.

USA v. Valentine Iro et al: Criminal Indictment

Indictment for alleged fraud and money laundering against mostly citizens of Nigeria in USA v. Valentine Iro, Chukwudi Christogunus Igbokwe, Jerry Elo Ikogho, Izuchukwu Kingsley Umejesi, Adegoke Moses Ogungbe, Albert Lewis Cathey, Tityaye Marina Mansbangura, Chukwudi Collins Ajaeze, Ekene Augustine Ekechukwu, Chuks Eroha, Collins Nnaemeka Ojimba, Uchenna Ochiagha, Nnamdi Theojoseph Duro, Ericson Uche Oforka, Mark Ifeanyi Chukwuocha, Augustine Nnamdi, Chiemezie Christopher Chilaka, Charles Ohajimkpo, Stanley Ugochukwu Uche, Chika Augustine Odionyenma, Paschal Chima Ogbonna, Samuel Nnamdi Onwuasoanya, Macwilliam Chinonso Chukwuocha, Emmanuel Onyeka Uzoka, Joshua Aniefiok Awak, George Ugochukwu Egwumba, Uchechukwu Solomon Ezirim, Augustine Ifeanyi Okafor, Leslie N MBA, Ogochukwu Innocent Ikewesi, Emmanuel Uzoma Ogandu, Amarachukwu Harley Anyanwu, Bright Ifeanyi Azubuike, Emeka Moses Nwachukwu, Chinwendu Kenneth Osuji, Eusebius Ugochukwu Onyeka, Chidi Anunobi, Anthony Nwabunwanne Okolo, Obinna Christian Onuwa, Chijioke Chukwuma Isamade, Linus Nnamdi Mudufor, Chrysaugonus Nnebedum, Ugochukwu Okereke, Fiedel Leon Odimara, Kingsley Chinedu Onudorogu, Dessi Nzenwah, Chimaroke Obasi, James Chigozie Agube, Chimaobi Uzozie Okorie, Ogochukwu Ohiri, Kennedy Chibueze Ugwu, Ifeanyichukwu Oluwadamilare Agwuegbo, Victor Ifeanyi Chukwu, Chidi Emmanuel Megwa, Princewill Arinze Duru, Desmond Iwu, Onyeka Vincent Chika, Ifeanyi Kingsley Mezienwa, Victor Uchenna Aguh, Kevin Amarachi Eshimbu, Vitalis Kelechi Anozie, Williams Obiora Agunwa, George Chimezie Dike, Munachiso Kyrian Ukachukwu, Nwannebuike Osmund, Chidiebere Franklin Nwangwu, Damian Uchechukwu Ajah, Emeka P Ejiofor, Lawrence Chukwuma Ubasineke, Chinedu Bright Ibeto, Valentine Amarachi Nwanegwo, Emmanuel Chidiebere Dike, Jeremiah Utieyin Eki, Chinaka Davidson Iwuoha, Chima Darlington Duru, Ikenna Christian Ihejiureme, and Obi Onyedika Madekwe at the U. S. District Court for the Central District of California.

SEC v. Worldwide Markets Ltd. et al: Complaint

Complaint alleging fraud in U. S. Securities and Exchange Commission v. Worldwide Markets Ltd., of the British Virgin Islands; TAB Networks Ltd., of New Jersey, and Thomas E. Plaut, of New Jersey, at the U. S. District Court for the District of New Jersey.

BSG Resources Ltd.: Chapter 15 Petition

Chapter 15 Petition for Recognition of a Foreign Main Proceeding in Guernsey by William Callewaert and Malcolm Cohen, as the Foreign Representatives of BSG Resources Limited, at the U. S. Bankruptcy Court for the Southern District of New York.

Edward Fagan v. East West Bank et al: Discovery Application

Application by Edward Fagan to take discovery from East West Bank and Zhejiang Sunmarr International Transportation Co. Ltd. for use in a criminal investigation in South Africa into a 'Nigerian inheritance scam', filed at the U. S. District Court for the Central District of California.

Edward Fagan v. Chase Bank et al: Discovery Application

Application for discovery in Edward Fagan v. Chase Bank, East West Bank, Bank of America, Mei You Le Inc., Jianhua Ma, Xuxin Liu, Zhejiang Sunmarr International Trans Co. Ltd., and Mellin Fan at the U. S. District Court for the Central District of California.

Carlton Masters v. Bank of America et al: Discovery Application

Ex Parte Application by Carlton Masters for an order to conduct discovery from Bank of America and Citibank, N.A. for use in a lawsuit between Carlton A. Masters and Ugo Okafor, Rachel Akhuette, and Fifty Nine Parkview Limited at the High Court of Lagos State in Nigeria.

Avanti Communications Group Plc: Chapter 15 Petition

Chapter 15 Petition for Recognition of a Foreign Main Proceeding in England and Wales by Patrick Willcocks, as the Foreign Representative of Avanti Communications Group Plc, at the U. S. Bankruptcy Court for the Southern District of New York.

Archer Limited: Chapter 15 Petition

Chapter 15 Petition for Recognition of a Foreign Main Proceeding in Bermuda by Maxime L. Bouthillette, as the Foreign Representative of Archer Limited, at the U. S. Bankruptcy Court for the Southern District of Texas.
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