Paraguay

USA v. Bank Julius Baer: Criminal Information

Criminal Information alleging Bank Julius Baer conspired to launder bribes to soccer officials for the rights to the World Cup, Copa Libertadores, and Copa América soccer tournaments in a scheme allegedly involving individuals in or from Argentina, Bolivia, Brazil, Chile, Paraguay, and Uruguay in USA v. Bank Julius Baer & Co. Ltd., of Switzerland, at the U. S. District Court for the Eastern District of New York.

USA v. Bank Julius Baer: Deferred Prosecution Agreement

Deferred Prosecution Agreement regarding an alleged scheme to launder the proceeds of bribery involving soccer organizations FIFA, CONMEBOL, and others in USA v. Bank Julius Baer & Co. Ltd., of Switzerland, at the U. S. District Court for the Eastern District of New York.

USA v. Jack Warner et al: Third Superseding Indictment

Third Superseding Indictment adding four new defendants, including former executives of 21st Century Fox, Inc., of the United States, and Imagina Media Audiovisual SL, of Spain, alleging racketeering, money laundering, wire fraud, tax fraud, and unlawful procurement of naturalization regarding alleged bribery and corruption involving FIFA and other soccer organizations in USA v. Hugo Jinkis, a citizen of Argentina; Mariano Jinkis, a citizen of Argentina; Full Play Group SA, of Uruguay; Hernan Lopez, a citizen of the U.S. and Argentina; Carlos Martinez, a citizen of the U.S. and Mexico; Gerard Romy, a citizen of Spain; Ariel Alvarado, a citizen of Panama; Manuel Burga, a citizen of Peru; Luis Chiriboga, a citizen of Ecuador; Marco Polo Del Nero, a citizen of Brazil; Eduardo Deluca, a citizen of Argentina; Eugenio Figueredo, a citizen of the U.S. and Uruguay; José Luís Meiszner, a citizen of Argentina; Romer Osuna, a citizen of Bolivia; Ricardo Teixeira, a citizen of Brazil; Reynaldo Vasquez, a citizen of El Salvador, and Jack Warner, a citizen of Trinidad and Tobago, at the U. S. District Court for the Eastern District of New York.

Coöperatieve Rabobank UA et al v. The Clearing House Payments Company LLC et al: Discovery Application

Application by Coöperatieve Rabobank UA, of Argentina; Credit Agricole Corporate and Investment Bank, of New York; ING Bank NV, of Brazil; the International Finance Corporation, of Washington, DC; Natixis, New York Branch, and Nederlandse Financierings-Maatschappij Voor Ontwikkelingslanden NV, of the Netherlands, to take discovery from The Clearing House Payments Company LLC, of New York; Banco Bilbao Vizcaya Argentina SA, of Spain; Banco do Brasil SA, of Brazil; Bank Leumi US, of New York; Bank of America, NA, of North Carolina; Barclays Bank PLC, of England; Citibank, NA, of New York; Deutsche Bank AG, of Germany; Deutsche Bank Trust Co Americas, of New York; HSBC Bank USA, of New York; Itau Unibanco SA - New York Branch, of Brazil; JPMorgan Chase Bank, NA, of New York; Mizuho Bank, Ltd., of Japan; MUFG Bank, Ltd., of Japan; MUFG Union Bank, NA, of New York; Sumitomo Mitsui Banking Corporation, of Japan; The Bank of New York Mellon, of New York; UBS AG, of Switzerland; Wells Fargo Bank NY INTL, of New York, and Wells Fargo Bank, of California, for use in legal proceedings in Argentina regarding suspected "major international financial impropriety" involving Vicentin SAIC, filed at the U. S. District Court for the Southern District of New York.

Madison Asset LLC: Chapter 15 Petition

Chapter 15 Petition for Recognition of a Foreign Main Proceeding in the Cayman Islands by Martin Trott and Christopher Smith, as the Foreign Representatives of Madison Asset LLC, at the U. S. Bankruptcy Court for the Southern District of New York.

Paraguay: Jose Maria Gonzalez Araujo

Application for the appointment of a Commissioner to collect evidence - pursuant to a request for judicial assistance from Paraguay - for a criminal investigation into Jose Maria Gonzalez Araujo for suspected breach of trust to the detriment of professional soccer player Dario Veron.

Paraguay: El Comercio Paraguayo SA

Application for the appointment of a Commissioner to collect evidence - pursuant to a request for judicial assistance from Paraguay - for a criminal investigation into El Comercio Paraguayo S.A. for suspected insurance fraud.

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.

USA v. Jose Hawilla et al: Criminal Information

Criminal Information in USA v. Jose Hawilla, Traffic Sports USA, Inc., and Traffic Sports International, Inc. at the U. S. District Court for the Eastern District of New York.

Latin America Round-Up: January 4, 2011

BRAZIL Football and fraud Brazil has committed to billions of dollars worth of infrastructure investments in preparation for the 2014 World Cup and the 2016 Olympic Games. The opportunities for foreign suppliers, contractors and investors are considerable. So, too, are

Palau: James Dugan

Application for the appointment of a Commissioner to collect evidence for a criminal investigation in the Republic of Palau into James Dugan for suspected  fraud, forgery and money laundering.

Paraguay seeks evidence at Citibank for fraud investigation

Paraguay is seeking information about an account at Citibank from which it is alleged that at least one withdrawal was made 12 days after the account holder died. Details are contained in an application for the appointment of a Commissioner

Paraguay: Nilo Sancir Lima Alvarez

Application for the appointment of a Commissioner to collect evidence for a criminal investigation in Paraguay into alleged theft.

Latin America Round-Up: March 11, 2009

PARAGUAY Twenty years of transition Paraguay celebrates the 20th anniversary of the fall of former dictator Alfredo Stroessner (1954 1989) amid uncertainty for the loss of power of the Colorado Party, which ruled the country for 61 years. In February

Paraguay seeks evidence from banks in Florida and Alabama for fraud inquiry

Article based on an application for the appointment of a Commissioner to collect evidence for a criminal investigation into alleged fraud and breach of trust - pursuant to a request for judicial assistance from Paraguay - that was filed at federal court in the USA on September 8, 2008. Individuals and businesses mentioned in the request for assistance include Enrique Arbo Encina, Horacio Sosa, Banco de la Nacion Argentina, Regions Bank, Zulema Ciriaca Estefania Sellitti Ibanez, and Humberto Ciriaco Sellitti Ibanez.

Latin America Round-Up: September 8, 2008

ARGENTINA & VENEZUELA Extradition for Antonini WilsonGuido Alejandro Antonini Wilson, a Venezuelan US entrepreneur involved in the so called "suitcase scandal", may still be extradited to Argentina to stand trial for smuggling and money laundering, according to Assistant US Attorney

Paraguay: Enrique Arbo Encina

Application for the appointment of a Commissioner to collect evidence for a criminal investigation in Paraguay into alleged fraud and theft.

Paraguay seeks evidence from Banco de la Nacion Argentina in Miami

Article based on an an application to collect evidence for a criminal investigation into alleged fraud - pursuant to a request for judicial assistance from Paraguay - that was filed at federal court in the USA on July 3, 2008. Individuals and businesses mentioned in the request for assistance include Enrique Arbo Encina, Antonia Elena Seitz de Arbo, Pablo Ramon Eustacio Sellitti Ibanez, Banco de la Nacion Argentina, Citibank, and Regions Bank.

Paraguay: Enrique Arbo Encina(2)

Application for the appointment of a Commissioner to collect evidence for a criminal investigation in Paraguay into Enrique Arbo Encina for alleged fraud and breach of trust.

Latin America Round-Up: June 5, 2008

BOLIVIA: More Controls; COLOMBIA: Casa de Cambio Banned; COSTA RICA: Uncertain Future in the Egmont Group; HONDURAS: Hunger Strike against Corruption; MEXICO: Oil Dirty; PARAGUAY: A new era?; and VENEZUELA: Venezuela and Iran, Allies.

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: February 11, 2008

ARGENTINA: Facing the Ugly Past; BRAZIL: Elections Soon; Drug Land Seized; HONDURAS: YouTube Blues; MEXICO: Drug Trafficking: Alive and Well; Drug Lord Arrested; PARAGUAY: Election & Corruption; and PERU: The Twisted Trial against Fujimori.

Latin America Round-Up: July 12, 2007

GUATEMALA: Babies and Money; MEXICO: Pro and Anti Casinos Clash; Police: A Tale of Impotence and Corruption; After 30 Years, Guilty; PARAGUAY: New Law against Money Laundering; and PERU: Cocaine, Growing; Fujimori Arrested, Again.

Argentina: Pablo Santiago Perez Brown et al

Application for the appointment of a Commissioner to collect evidence for a criminal investigation in Argentina into Pablo Santiago Perez Brown, Isaac Daniel Benoliel, Horacio Adolfo Rojo, Romulo Rafael Piccardo Silvestri, Roberto Edmundo Ale, Tulio Arturo Del Zoppo, Diego Alejandro Cerboni, Patricio Guillermo Vergara Escudero, Bernardo Mario Libman, Debora Benoliel de Libman and others for allegedly laundering valuables stolen from a safe at Banco Meridian.

Latin America Round-Up: April 5, 2007

ARGENTINA: Diego Maradona a money launderer?; Banco de la Nación in trouble; BRAZIL: Embarrassment at the National Lottery; ECUADOR: Institutional Crisis; THE TRIPLE FRONTIER: A Mystery Kidnapping; PERU: Money-launderers Free to Go; Yesterday Accused, Today In Power.

Latin America Round-Up: August 8, 2006

MEXICO: The Trouble with Acapulco; REGIONAL: Tri-Border Area Targeted; Remittances under Fire; Remittances Gone Bad; and VENEZUELA: Better Practices?

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.

Uruguay: Juan Peirano Basso

Complaint for the extradition of Juan Peirano Basso from the USA to Uruguay to face allegations of fraud.

Latin America Round-Up: May 5, 2006

ARGENTINA & OTHERS Efforts to regulate remittances markets…The Argentinean Central Bank is examining a plan to toughen the regulation of the remittances market in order to prevent money laundering. Remittances to Argentina rose almost eightfold, from $100 billion in 2001

Latin America Round-Up: February 4, 2006

CHILE: Pinochle's Family Implicated; COLOMBIA: New Rules to Avoid Laundering; INTERNATIONAL: Correspondent Banking On the Spot (Again); PARAGUAY: The Dubious Honor of Being “Debarred”; PERU; Money Laundering and the Presidential Election Campaign; and VENEZUELA: New Regulation for the Stock Exchange

Trade and Commerce Bank: Chapter 15 Petition

Chapter 15 Petition for Recognition of a Foreign Main Proceeding in the Cayman Islands by Richard Fogerty and James Cleaver, as Foreign Representatives of Trade and Commerce Bank, at the U. S. Bankruptcy Court for the Southern District of New York.

Paraguayan regulator accused of defrauding Cayman bank

An employee with the Paraguayan banking authority defrauded shareholders of a liquidated Cayman Islands licensed offshore bank, it has been alleged. Details are contained in an application for the appointment of a Commissioner to collect evidence - pursuant to a

Paraguay: Ruben Fernando Solis Abente

Application for the appointment of a Commissioner to collect evidence for a criminal investigation in Paraguay into Ruben Fernando Solis Abente for alleged fraud.

Paraguay request records from Miami freight firm for forgery investigation

Article based on an application to collect evidence for a criminal investigation into alleged forgery - pursuant to a request for judicial assistance from Paraguay - that was filed at federal court in the USA on May 25, 2005. Individuals and businesses mentioned in the request for assistance include Guillermo Benitez-Recalde, Transway Air & Ocean Freight Cargo Inc., and Transway Ocean Company.

Paraguay: Guillermo Benitez Recalde

Application for the appointment of a Commissioner to collect evidence for a criminal investigation in Paraguay into Guillermo Benitez Recalde for alleged forgery.

Latin America Round-Up: September 30, 2004

CHILETracing the General's secret money The Chilean authorities assigned a special Judge, Sergio Muñoz, to investigate the alleged illegal money linked to former dictator Augusto Pinochet. Judge Muñoz has taken control of $6 million that was held in trusteeship in

Latin America Round-Up: August 31, 2004

CHILE: The General's Mysterious Fortune; ECUADOR: Supervising the Bank Trials; EL SALVADOR: The Money Ended Up in the Bankers' Hands; GUATEMALA: Portillo Finds a Job in Mexico; and PARAGUAY: The Paraguayan Quagmire.

Latin America Round-Up: June 30, 2004

ECUADOR: All Against Corruption?; INTERNATIONAL: The Riggs Bank Scandal; PARAGUAY: The return of the President; A 'No Trial' for Banco Oriental; and PERU: Something is Brewing; Americans Banned from AeroContinente.

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 : March 31, 2004

ARGENTINA Good banks, bad banksElisa Carrió - leader of the Alternative for a Republic of Equals (ARI) party - warned the government in a letter that Merrill Lynch & Co. and Barclays Plc, two of the three banks picked by

Latin America Round-Up: February 29, 2004

ARGENTINA: The Swiss connection; New charges for banker; BRAZIL: Lula faces first scandal; EL SALVADOR: Sentences in El Carmen case; GUATEMALA: Portillo on the run; MEXICO: Court rules U.S. operation unconstitutional; PARAGUAY: Looking for minister Ferreira; The Peirano brothers: scapegoats?; and PERU: Toledo in trouble.

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.
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