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    Plantation Bay Holdings Corporation v. Crawford & Company: Discovery Application (Philippines)

    Application by Plantation Bay Holdings Corporation, described as a Philippines company that is the "sole owner" of "the Plantation Bay Resort & Spa, a five-star report in Lapu-Lapu City", to take discovery from Crawford & Company for use in criminal and civil proceedings in the Philippines against "directors and/or officers of Standard Insurance Co., Inc.; directors and/or officers of Crawford & Company Philippines, Inc., including the general counsel of Crawford US; and the directors and/or officers of Philpacific Insurance Brokers & Managers, Inc." alleging fraud regarding insurance coverage for damage caused by "a Category 5 typhoon", filed at the U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Georgia.

    USA v. Juan Donato Bautista: Criminal Complaint (‘$199M Philippines Bribery Scheme’)

    Criminal Complaint alleging the laundering of bribery proceeds involving entities in Anguilla, British Virgin Islands, Philippines, Taiwan, United Kingdom, and USA in USA v. Juan Andres Donato Bautista, described as the former chairman of the Commission on Elections of the Republic of the Philippines (COMELEC), at the U.S. District Court for the Southern District of Florida.

    SEC v. Joseph Padilla et al: Complaint (‘Securities Fraud’)

    Complaint alleging "a fraudulent scheme to sell stock to the public" involving entities or individuals in or from the Cayman Islands, Latvia, Mexico, Philippines, Russia, and USA in U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission v. Joseph A. Padilla, described as "a United States citizen who has held permanent resident visas in Mexico and Russia", and Kevin C. Dills, as Defendants, and Bright Star International Inc., Life Sciences Journeys Inc., Carlos Hernandez, Jamie Quick, Ashley Robinson, and Arlene Sandoval, as Relief Defendants, at the U.S. District Court for the District of Massachusetts.
    OffshoreAlert Bangkok: February 28-29, 2024 at the Siam Kempinski Hotel Bangkok

    OffshoreAlert announces Asia-Pacific conference in Bangkok

    OffshoreAlert is pleased to announce our first-ever Asia-Pacific conference, to be held in Bangkok on February 28-29, 2024. We're excited to be bringing our unique combination of expertise, experience, originality, contacts, and fearlessness to the region.

    SEC v. Lee Cohen: Complaint (‘HD View 360 Securities Fraud’)

    Complaint alleging "a fraudulent scheme to manipulate trading in the stock of HD View 360 Inc., a now-defunct microcap company" that was based in Miami, Florida." in U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission v. Lee Cohen, a citizen of the United Kingdom who resided in the Philippines, at the U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of New York.

    USA v. Sun Hao et al: Forfeiture Complaint (‘$10M Crypto Theft’)

    Forfeiture Complaint in USA v. Three Accounts at a crypto exchange operated by Binance Holdings Limited that are allegedly associated with "the theft of approximately $10 million in cryptocurrency by Sun Hao, Song Shijie Null, Cheng Han Hsieh, Chun Li Tsao, and potentially others through a wire fraud scheme", filed at the U.S. District Court for the Middle District of Florida.

    Universal Entertainment Corporation et al v. Alexander Eiseman et al: Complaint

    Complaint in Universal Entertainment Corporation, of Japan; UE Resorts International Inc., of Philippines, and Tiger Resort Leisure and Entertainment Inc., of Philippines v. Alexander Eiseman, Zama Capital Advisors LP, Zama Capital Strategy Advisors LLC, and Christian Littlejohn at the U.S. District Court for the Southern District of New York.

    Oriente Group Ltd.: Restructuring Petition

    Petition for the Appointment of Restructuring Officers in the matter of Oriente Group Limited, described as "a leading Southeast Asian financial technology platform established by the co-founders of revolutionary internet companies Skype and Lu.com (NYSE:LU), and also, Atomico, one of the leading global venture capital firms" that "acts as the parent company for its various direct and indirect subsidiaries incorporated in, amongst other jurisdictions, the Philippines, Indonesia and Vietnam", at the Grand Court of the Cayman Islands.

    SEC v. Robert Booth et al: Complaint

    Complaint alleging that "more than $8 million" was swindled from "at least 140 investors" in investment scams sold from "foreign boiler rooms", including those in Cyprus, Panama, Philippines, and Thailand, in U. S. Securities and Exchange Commission v. Robert Lenard Booth, a.k.a. Trevor Nicholas; Daniel T. Wellcome, Jr., Michael D'Urso, Antonella Chiaramonte, Alyssa D'Urso, and Jay Garnock at the U. S. District Court for the Southern District of New York.
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    Mourant applies to liquidate MultiBank FX (BVI)

    Mourant Ozannes law firm has applied to liquidate MultiBank FX International Corporation in the British Virgin Islands over alleged unpaid legal fees of $77,711. The alleged debtor is part of the MultiBank Group, which claims to have companies or offices in Australia, Austria, British Virgin Islands, Cayman Islands, China, Cyprus, Egypt, Germany, Hong Kong, Ireland, Kuwait, Malaysia, Mexico, Nigeria, Philippines, Spain, Turkey, USA, and Vietnam.

    Kuwait Ports Authority et al v. Port Link GP Ltd. et al: Re-Amended Writ of Summons

    Re-Amended Writ of Summons in Kuwait Ports Authority, The Public Institution for Social Security, and The Port Fund LP v. Port Link GP Ltd., of the Cayman Islands; Mark Eric Williams, described as a citizen of the United States residing in Georgia, USA; Wellspring Capital Group Inc., of Georgia, USA, and KGL Investment Company Asia, of the Cayman Islands, at the Grand Court of the Cayman Islands.

    San Miguel Holdings Corp. et al v. Padma Fund LP: Winding Up Petition

    Winding Up Petition in San Miguel Holdings Corp., of the Philippines, and Atlantic Aurum Investments BV, of the Netherlands v. Padma Fund LP, described as "a private equity fund which invests in infrastructure projects and companies in Indonesia and in the Philippines", at the Grand Court of the Cayman Islands.

    Global Gaming Philippines LLC v. Enrique Razon, Jr. et al: Complaint

    Complaint to enforce "a foreign arbitral award" for $296 million in Global Gaming Philippines LLC, of Delaware v. Enrique K. Razon, Jr., described as "a Philippine national who owns real property in New York"; Bloomberry Resorts and Hotels Inc., of the Philippines; Sureste Properties Inc., of the Philippines; Collingwood Oil & Gas Holdings LLC, of Delaware; Collingwood USA Inc., of Delaware; Collingwood Brookshire USA Inc., of Delaware; Collingwod Appalachian Minerals LLC, of Delaware; Asia Arrow Limited, of the British Virgin Islands; Rizolina LLC, Ensara LLC, Nozar LLC, Bowery Bay LLC, Campanilla LLC, Fesara LLC, and 11 Essex Street Realty LLC, all of New York, at the U. S. District Court for the Southern District of New York.

    Kuwait Ports Authority et al v. Port Link GP Ltd. et al: Amended Writ of Summons

    Amended Writ of Summons and Statement of Claim for damages "well in excess of USD 100 million" alleging "deliberate, serial and systematic unlawful conduct" that a loss of "well in excess of USD 100 million" in Kuwait Ports Authority and The Public Institution for Social Security, both of Kuwait v. Port Link GP Ltd., of the Cayman Islands; Mark Eric Williams, described as a citizen of the United States residing in Georgia; Wellspring Capital Group Inc., of Georgia, USA, and KGL Investment Company Asia, of the Cayman Islands, at the Grand Court of the Cayman Islands.

    SEC v. Kristijan Krstic et al: Complaint

    Complaint alleging securities fraud based around cryptocurrency in U. S. Securities and Exchange Commission v. Kristijan Krstic, a.k.a. Felix Logan, described as "a Serbian-Australian national who was domiciled in the Philippines"; John DeMarr, and Robin Enos at the U. S. District Court for the Eastern District of New York.

    SEC v. Vuuzle Media Corp. et al: Complaint

    Complaint alleging fraud in U. S. Securities and Exchange Commission v. Vuuzle Media Corp., of New York, NY; Ronald Shane Flynn, a.k.a. Ronnie Shane, described as a U.S citizen residing in the Philippines and/or Dubai, and Richard Marchitto, of Rockaway, New Jersey, at the U. S. District Court for the District of New Jersey.

    Cortian Corporation FZE v. Napoleon Viernes et al: Complaint

    Complaint regarding an alleged $6.5 million investment in Magellan Consolidated Mines and Development Corporation, of the Philippines, in Cortian Corporation FZE, of Ras Al Khaimah v. Napoleon Viernes, Perlita Padilla Viernes, Andrea Viernes, and Martino Borelli at the Superior Court of the State of California, County of San Mateo.

    Kuwait Ports Authority et al v. Port Link GP Ltd: Writ of Summons

    Writ of Summons and Statement of Claim alleging "deliberate, serial and systematic unlawful conduct" that a loss of "well in excess of USD 100 million" in Kuwait Ports Authority and The Public Institution for Social Security, both of Kuwait v. Port Link GP Ltd., of the Cayman Islands, at the Grand Court of the Cayman Islands.

    Pauline Stonehill v. FBI: Complaint

    Complaint under the Freedom of Information Act regarding "the Government's role in the investigation and wiretapping" of Harry S. Stonehill, deceased, "the subsequent illegal raids on his businesses in the Philippines in 1962 and the use of Stonehill's lawyer as a government informant" in Pauline Dale Stonehill, of Malaga, Spain, widow of Harry Stonehill v. Federal Bureau of Investigation at the U. S. District Court for the District of Columbia.

    Kuwait Ports Authority v. Citibank et al: Discovery Application

    Ex Parte Application by Kuwait Ports Authority to take discovery from Citibank and E-Trade Financial Corporation for use in "impending litigation" in the Cayman Islands regarding "fraud and other wrongdoing related to KPA's investments in and business dealings with: (1) KGL Investment Company KSCC; and (2) the private equity fund, The Port Fund L.P." estimated at "hundreds of millions of dollars", filed at the U. S. District Court for the Southern District of New York.

    Gulf Investment Corp. v. Bank of America et al: Discovery Application

    Application by Gulf Investment Corporation, of Kuwait, described as "a supranational financial institution owned equally by the six Gulf Cooperation Council states: The Kingdom of Bahrain; The State of Kuwait; The Sultanate of Oman; The State of Qatar; The Kingdom of Saudi Arabia; and The United Arab Emirates", to take discovery from Bank of America, NA, The Bank of New York Mellon, Citibank, NA, Deutsche Bank AG, New York Branch; Deutsche Bank Trust Company USA, Goldman Sachs and Co., HSBC Bank USA, NA, JPMorgan Chase Bank, NA, Mashreqbank PSC, New York Branch; National Australia Bank Limited, New York Branch; Standard Chartered Bank, New York Branch; and Wells Fargo Bank NA for use in "contemplated litigation in the Cayman Islands" regarding "hundreds of millions of dollars that have gone missing", filed at the U. S. District Court for the Southern District of New York.

    SEC v. Garrett O’Rourke et al: Complaint

    Complaint alleging securities fraud involving "offshore nominee entities", including at least one in Malta, in U. S. Securities and Exchange Commission v. Garrett M. O'Rourke, of Miami Beach, Florida, and Michael J. Black, of Maryland, at the U. S District Court for the Eastern District of New York.

    SEC v. Garrett O’Rourke et al: TRO Motion

    SEC's Application for an Order to Show Cause, Temporary Restraining Order, and Order Freezing Assets regarding an alleged securities fraud scheme involving Canada, Malta, Philippines, Singapore, Switzerland, and the USA in U. S. Securities and Exchange Commission v. Garrett M. O'Rourke and Michael J. Black at the U. S District Court for the Eastern District of New York.

    Selling Scams To Foreigners: Inside Boiler Rooms & How Alternative Asset Recovery Methods Have Been Successful in SE Asia

    Boiler rooms are international fraud schemes that operate with near impunity while defrauding investors around the world of hundreds of millions of dollars each year. In this presentation, experts in both federal law enforcement and private investigations will share their unique perspectives on combating the issue. In the first part of the session, a Homeland Security Investigations (HSI) Special Agent will discuss how federal agents locate, gather evidence, and prosecute overseas boiler rooms, as well as share examples of successful cases. The Agent will also discuss how the modern day investigation requires a strong working relationship with the private banking industry as well as cooperation between multiple foreign governmental entities. In the second part of the session, a private investigator and internationally recognized expert in the field of boiler rooms will discuss how the Philippines and other parts of SE Asia are hotbeds of criminality, places where expatriate investment fraudsters operate boiler rooms as they set about swindling foreigners living in the world's major countries, many of whom are pensioners. In addition, the investigator will discuss who is responsible, pay-offs to police, judges, and others in authority, assaults, murders, and other related issues. The investigator will also show you how to use alternative methods to recover assets, thereby avoiding long and costly litigation in jurisdictions with poor judicial systems.

    Axiom Legal Financing Fund fraudster David Rae arrested in US for ‘money laundering’

    U.K. national David Rae, who in 2012 was exposed by OffshoreAlert as one of the main perpetrators of a £100 million investment fraud by Cayman Islands-domiciled Axiom Legal Financing Fund, is in custody in New Jersey after being indicted for money laundering twice in two days in separate US jurisdictions regarding alleged healthcare fraud schemes.

    USA v. David Rae et al: Criminal Indictment (New Jersey)

    Criminal Indictment in USA v. Neil John Aaron Williamsky, Nadia Levit, a.k.a. Nadia Yakusheva; Albert Davydov, and David Charles Rae, a citizen of the United Kingdom, at the U. S. District Court for the District of New Jersey.

    Selling Scams To Foreigners: Inside SE Asia’s Boiler Rooms

    Thailand and other parts of Southeast Asia are hotbeds of criminality, places where expatriate investment fraudsters operate boiler rooms with seeming impunity as they set about swindling foreigners living in the world's major countries, many of whom are pensioners.

    SEC v. Roger Knox et al: TRO Motion

    SEC's Motion for a Temporary Restraining Order in U. S. Securities and Exchange Commission v. Roger Knox, Wintercap SA, Michael T. Gastauer, WB21 US Inc., Silverton SA Inc., WB21 NA Inc., C Capital Corp., Wintercap SA Inc., and B2 Cap Inc., as defendants, and Raimund Gastauer, Simone Gastauer Foehr, and B21 Ltd., as relief defendants, at the U. S. District Court for the District of Massachusetts.

    USA v. JW Nile (BVI) Ltd. et al: Forfeiture Complaint

    Forfeiture Complaint in USA v. Any Rights to Profits, Royalties and Distribution Proceeds Owned By Or Owed To JW Nile (BVI) Ltd., JCL Media (EMI Publishing Ltd.), And/Or Jynwel Capital Ltd. Relating to EMI Publishing Group North America Holdings, Inc. and D.H. Publishing L.P. at the U. S. District Court for the Central District of California.
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