Puerto Rico

USA v. Heng Cheong Pacific Ltd. et al: Motion to Withdraw Reference

Motion to Withdraw Bankruptcy Reference regarding "a long-running saga to collect the $20 million-plus tax liabilities of Ronald and Annette Talmage" and "a transparent attempt to collaterally attack three prior federal judgments in favor of the United States" in USA v. Cosimo Borrelli and Colin Wilson, as the Foreign Representatives of Heng Cheong Pacific Limited, World-Wide Investment Services (BVI) Limited, and New Century Properties Limited, all of the British Virgin Islands, at the U. S. District Court for the District of Utah.

Oak Trust et al v. Mushegh Tovmasyan: 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 Mushegh Tovmasyan, described as a resident of Puerto Rico, for use in "an anticipated proceeding" in England against Equity Capital UK Limited regarding "a multi-million dollar fraudulent Forex trading and investment scheme", filed at the U. S. District Court for the District of Puerto Rico.

Universal Life Insurance Company v. Global Growth Holdings Inc. et al: Complaint

Complaint that "arises out of a massive fraudulent scheme devised by Defendant Greg E. Lindberg and co-conspirators" and allegedly involved companies in Bermuda, Cayman Islands, Ireland, Malta, and the USA in Universal Life Insurance Company v. Global Growth Holdings Inc., Eli Global LLC, Greg E. Lindberg, UBS Financial Services Inc., Treatment Resources of Margate Inc., Alpine Capital LLC, Itech Funding LLC, Standard Financial Limited, of Malta; Academy Financial Assets LLC, Atlas Financial Investments LLC, Capital Asset Management I LLC, Global Insurance Capital LLC, Standard Advisory Services Ltd., of Malta; Triton Financial Limited, of Ireland; Hutchison Law Group PLLC, Satori Waters LLC, CSI Interco LLC, Forsyth LLC, Kite Asset Management Inc., Carnation Three LLC, Flowery Branch LLC, Goldman Sachs Bank USA, Morgan Stanley Senior Funding LLC, Verdesian Life Sciences LLC, Goldman Sachs Lending Partners LLC, Credit Suisse AG Cayman Islands Branch, AGH Parent LLC, Daisy Seven LLC, Dahlia Ten LLC, Tybee Island Asset Management Inc., Augusta Asset Management Inc., Pershing LLC, Macon LLC, Parallel Capital Assets LLC, Capital Asset Management II LLC, Standard Investment Capital Ltd., of Malta; New England Capital LLC, Global Bankers Insurance Group LLC, RevolverCap Partners Fund LP, Capital Assets Management III LLC, BLH Capital LLC, Netherlands Insurance Holdings Inc., Iron City Asset Management Inc., Hampton Asset Management Inc., Jackson Asset Management Inc., Chris Herwig, Bryn Mawr Trust Company, Begonia Eight LLC, CBI Group LLC, CBIG Capital LLC, and CBIG Holdings Inc. at the U. S. Bankruptcy Court for the Southern District of New York.

Heng Cheong Pacific Ltd. et al: Chapter 15 Petition

Chapter 15 Petition for Recognition of a Foreign Main Proceeding in the British Virgin Islands by Cosimo Borrelli and Meade Malone, as the Foreign Representatives of Heng Cheong Pacific Limited, World-Wide Investment Services Limited, and New Century Properties Limited, at the U. S. Bankruptcy Court for the District of Utah.

SEC v. Carlos Irizarry Santiago: Application to Comply with Subpoena

SEC's Application for an order to show cause and an order requiring compliance with a subpoena "in connection with its formal investigation into potential violations of the federal securities laws by Back to Green Mining, LLC, a Puerto Rico company purporting to be investing in mining operations in Colombia, and its principals, representatives, and affiliates" in U. S. Securities and Exchange Commission v. Carlos R. Irizarry Santiago, CPA, of Puerto Rico, at the U. S. District Court for the District of Columbia.

SEC v. MintBroker International Ltd. et al: Complaint

Complaint in U. S. Securities and Exchange Commission v. MintBroker International Ltd., formerly known as Swiss America Securities Ltd. and d.b.a. SureTrader, of the Bahamas, and Guy Gentile, a.k.a.Guy Gentile Nigro, described as a resident of Puerto Rico, at the U. S. District Court for the Southern District of Florida.

Dismatrix SPC et al v. Equiti US LLC et al: Discovery Application

Application by Dismatrix SPC, Asyndeton, and Polysyndeton, all of the Cayman Islands, to take discovery from Equiti US LLC, of North Palm Beach, Florida; Gary Dennison, of Jupiter, Florida; James Mason, of Jupiter, Florida, and Kimberly M. Kirkland, of West Palm Beach, Florida, for use in legal proceedings against Equiti Capital UK Limited in England and Wales 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 Southern District of Florida.

New York AG v. Bitfinex et al: Settlement Agreement

Settlement Agreement between the New York State Attorney General and seven cryptocurrency firms, namely iFinex Inc., the operator of a cryptocurrency exchange known as Bitfinex; BFXNA Inc., BFXWW Inc., Tether Holdings Limited, Tether Operations Limited, Tether International Limited, all of the British Virgin Islands, and Tether Limited, of Hong Kong. A copy of the agreement was attached to a letter filed by class action plaintiffs in a separate but related civil action alleging fraud.

Whistleblowers International v. Global Litigation Consulting Services LLC et al: Notice of Removal

Defendants' Notice of Removal, including a copy of the complaint seeking damages "for breach of fiduciary duty, tortious interference with business relations, breach of contract and declaratory judgment to set aside an unlawful and unethical contract entered into with Defendants to share the proceeds of a law firm with a non-lawyer independent contractor", in The Roberto Gonzalez Law Firm, d.b.a. Whistleblowers International, of the District of Columbia v. Global Litigation Consulting Services LLC, of Puerto Rico, and Christopher Piacentile, described as a resident of Puerto Rico and New York, at the U. S. District Court for the Southern District of New York.

Premier Assurance Group SPC Ltd.: Amended Chapter 15 Petition

Amended Chapter 15 Petition for Recognition of a Foreign Main Proceeding in the Cayman Islands by Jeffrey Stower and Jason Robinson, of KPMG, as the Foreign Representatives of Premier Assurance Group SPC Ltd. (in Provisional Liquidation), at the U. S. Bankruptcy Court for the Southern District of Florida.

Chase Williams et al v. Block.one et al: Amended Class Action Complaint

Amended Class Action Complaint "on behalf of all investors who purchased securities issued by Block.one called 'EOS Tokens' in or traceable to the initial coin offering" in Chase Williams and William Zhang v. Block.one, of the Cayman Islands; Brendan Blumer, described as a resident of Hong Kong; and Daniel Larimer, described as a resident of Virginia, and Crypto Assets Opportunity Fund LLC, of Illinois, and Johnny Hong v. Block.one, Brendan Blumer, Daniel Larimer, Ian Grigg, described as a resident of Hong Kong, and Brock Pierce, described as a resident of Puerto Rico, at the U. S. District Court for the Southern District of New York.

BMA LLC v. BitMEX et al: Application for Third Party Evidence

Plaintiff's Ex Parte Application for Third Party Evidence Preservation Order on Twilio Inc., its subsidiary SendGrid Inc., and Intercom Inc. regarding a complaint alleging fraudulent misrepresentation, breach of contract, and unjust enrichment involving "one of the largest cryptocurrency trading platforms in the world BitMEX" in BMA LLC, of Puerto Rico v. HDR Global Trading Limited, a.k.a. BitMEX, described as a Seychelles-domiciled "holding company" with "more than a dozen affiliates around the world, including in Hong Kong, Singapore, Bermuda, and the United States"; ABS Global Trading Limited, described as being based in San Francisco, California; Arthur Hayes, described as a citizen of the United States based in Hong Kong; Ben Delo, described as a citizen of the United Kingdom based in Hong Kong; and Samuel Reed, described as a citizen of the United States based in Hong Kong, at the U. S. District Court for the Northern District of California.

BMA LLC v. BitMEX et al: Amended Complaint

Amended Complaint alleging fraud, racketeering, and money laundering involving the "cryptocurrency derivatives exchange platform BitMEX" in BMA LLC, of Puerto Rico v. HDR Global Trading Limited, a.k.a. BitMEX, of the Seychelles; ABS Global Trading Limited, described as being based in San Francisco, California; Arthur Hayes, described as a citizen of the United States based in Hong Kong; Ben Delo, described as a citizen of the United Kingdom based in Hong Kong; and Samuel Reed, described as a citizen of the United States based in Hong Kong, at the U. S. District Court for the Northern District of California.

BMA LLC v. BitMEX et al: Complaint

Complaint alleging fraud, racketeering, and money laundering involving the "cryptocurrency derivatives exchange platform BitMEX" in BMA LLC, of Puerto Rico v. HDR Global Trading Limited, a.k.a. BitMEX, of the Seychelles; ABS Global Trading Limited, described as being based in San Francisco, California; Arthur Hayes, described as a citizen of the United States based in Hong Kong; Ben Delo, described as a citizen of the United Kingdom based in Hong Kong; and Samuel Reed, described as a citizen of the United States based in Hong Kong, at the U. S. District Court for the Northern District of California.

Bitcoin Manipulation Abatement LLC v. Ripple Labs Inc. et al: Complaint

Complaint alleging the sale of unregistered securities involving a cryptocurrency known as 'XRP' in Bitcoin Manipulation Abatement LLC, of Puerto Rico v. Ripple Labs Inc., of Delaware; XRP II LLC, described as a New York-domiciled entity based in San Francisco, and Bradley Garlinghouse, described as Ripple's CEO, at the U. S. District Court for the Northern District of California.

Cosimo Borrelli et al v. RiverCliff Farm Inc. et al: Complaint

Complaint regarding "a fraudulent investment scheme" by Ronald Talmage that raised "approximately $55 million in investments from predominately Japanese investors" in Cosimo Borrelli and Colin Wilson, both of Borrelli Walsh, as the Foreign Representatives of Heng Cheong Pacific Limited, World-Wide Investment Services Limited, and New Century Properties Limited, all of the British Virgin Islands v. RiverCliff Farm Inc. and the USA at the U. S. Bankruptcy Court for the District of Puerto Rico.

Cosimo Borrelli et al v. Western Land & Livestock, LLC et al: Complaint

Complaint regarding "a fraudulent investment scheme" by Ronald Talmage that raised "approximately $55 million in investments from predominately Japanese investors" in Cosimo Borrelli and Colin Wilson, as the Foreign Representatives of Heng Cheong Pacific Limited, World-Wide Investment Services Limited, and New Century Properties Limited, all of the British Virgin Islands v. Western Land & Livestock, LLC and the USA at the U. S. Bankruptcy Court for the District of Puerto Rico.

Resort Cayman Holdings Ltd. v. Partnerships & Investments LLC et al: Complaint

Complaint alleging "Defendants' blatant abuse of a company and its resources that they are no longer entitled to own" in Resort Cayman Holdings Ltd., of the Cayman Islands v. Partnerships & Investments LLC, of Puerto Rico, and Nicolas A. Kogan, as Defendants, and Americas Leading Finance LLC, of Puerto Rico, as Nominal Defendant, at the Supreme Court of the State of New York, County of New York.

Timothy Green v. MASA Holdings, Inc. et al: Petition

Petition alleging breach of contract regarding the repayment of a $3.4 million Promissory Note in Timothy W. Green, a resident of Texas v. MASA Holdings, Inc., f.k.a. MASA Holdings, LLC, of Delaware; Medical Air Services Association, Inc., of Oklahoma; Medical Air Services Association of Florida, Inc., of Florida; Medical Air Services Association International, Inc., of the U.S. Virgin Islands; Medical Air Services Association of the Bahamas, Ltd., of the Bahamas; MASA de Puerto Rico, Inc., of Puerto Rico; Medical Air Service Association of the (BVI), Ltd., of the British Virgin Islands; MASA Assist Bermuda, Ltd., of Bermuda; MASA Marketing, Ltd., of the Bahamas; Medflight Company, Ltd., of Trinidad and Tobago; MASA Marketing St. Kitts, Ltd., of St. Kitts and Nevis; Medical Air Services Association of St. Lucia, Inc., of Saint Lucia; and Medical Air Services Association Jamaica Limited, of Jamaica, at the District Court for the 236th Judicial District, Tarrant County, Texas.

Bitcoin Manipulation Abatement LLC v. FTX Trading Ltd. et al: First Amended Complaint

First Amended Complaint alleging cryptocurrency market manipulation, RICO, and fraud in Bitcoin Manipulation Abatement LLC, of Puerto Rico v. FTX Trading Ltd., of Antigua and Barbuda; Alameda Research LLC, of Delaware; Alameda Research Ltd., of the British Virgin Islands; Samuel Bankman-Fried, of California; Gary Wang, of California; Andy Croghan, of California; Constance Wang, described as a citizen and resident of Hong Kong; Darren Wong, of California, and Caroline Ellison, of California, at the U. S. District Court for the Northern District of California.

$150M lawsuit alleges crypto fraud by parties in Antigua, BVI, Hong Kong & US

A complaint for damages of $150M for alleged cryptocurrency futures trading fraud and the operation of an unlicensed money transmitting business has been filed against individuals and companies in Antigua, British Virgin Islands, Hong Kong, and the United States, including Alameda Research and FTX Trading.

Bitcoin Manipulation Abatement LLC v. FTX Trading Ltd. et al: Complaint

Complaint alleging cryptocurrency market manipulation, RICO, and fraud in Bitcoin Manipulation Abatement LLC, of Puerto Rico v. FTX Trading Ltd., of Antigua and Barbuda; Alameda Research LLC, of Delaware; Alameda Research Ltd., of the British Virgin Islands; Samuel Bankman-Fried, of California; Gary Wang, of California; Andy Croghan, of California; Constance Wang, described as a citizen and resident of Hong Kong; Darren Wong, of California, and Caroline Ellison, of California, at the U. S. District Court for the Northern District of California.

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.

Synapse Investment Ltd. et al v. World-Wide Investment Services Ltd.: Conversion Motion

Petitioning Creditors' Motion to Convert Case From Chapter 7 to Chapter 15 in Synapse Investment Ltd., of Japan; Bioreplace Corporation, of Japan; Masayuki Yamakawa, of Japan, and Megumi Matsuzawa, of Utah v. World-Wide Investment Services Limited, New Century Properties Limited, and Heng Cheong Pacific Limited, all of the British Virgin Islands, at the U. S. Bankruptcy Court for the District of Puerto Rico.

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.

Ansbacher Bahamas sues Puerto Rico’s Bancrédito for ‘failure to remit $10M’

For the third time in less than two years, Bancrédito International Bank has been sued for allegedly failing to remit funds to an offshore bank with which it had a correspondent bank relationship. The latest complaint - for $10M - filed yesterday by Bahamas-based Ansbacher and Lyford International Bank follows lawsuits for a combined $16.7M in 2017 and 2018 by Bahamas-based Capital Union Bank and Belize-based Choice Bank, respectively.

Synapse Investment Ltd. et al v. World-Wide Investment Services Ltd.: Chapter 7 Petition

Chapter 7 Involuntary Petition regarding claims totaling $35 million in Synapse Investment Ltd., of Japan; Bioreplace Corporation, of Japan; Masayuki Yamakawa, of Japan, and Megumi Matsuzawa, of Utah v. World-Wide Investment Services Limited, of the British Virgin Islands, at the U. S. Bankruptcy Court for the District of Puerto Rico.

Synapse Investment Ltd. et al v. New Century Properties Ltd.: Chapter 7 Petition

Chapter 7 Involuntary Petition regarding claims totaling $35 million in Synapse Investment Ltd., of Japan; Bioreplace Corporation, of Japan; Masayuki Yamakawa, of Japan, and Megumi Matsuzawa, of Utah v. New Century Properties Limited, of the British Virgin Islands, at the U. S. Bankruptcy Court for the District of Puerto Rico.

Synapse Investment Ltd. et al v. Heng Cheong Pacific Ltd.: Chapter 7 Petition

Chapter 7 Involuntary Petition regarding claims totaling $35 million in Synapse Investment Ltd., of Japan; Bioreplace Corporation, of Japan; Masayuki Yamakawa, of Japan, and Megumi Matsuzawa, of Utah v. Heng Cheong Pacific Limited, of the British Virgin Islands, at the U. S. Bankruptcy Court for the District of Puerto Rico.

Aktiv Assets LLC et al v. Resort Cayman Holdings Ltd. et al: Complaint

Complaint in Aktiv Assets LLC, Partnerships & Investments LLC, Americas Leading Finance LLC, Nicolas A. Kogan, Carola Acum, Jose Correa, Ricardo Cruz Jose Penchi, Carlos Perez, Ivan Rivera, Alejandro Rodriguez, Doris Rodriguez, Luis Roig, and Monica Romero, all of Puerto Rico v. Centerbridge Partners LP, of Delaware; CP Carco GP Ltd., of the Cayman Islands; CP Carco Intermediate Ltd., of the Cayman Islands; Resort Cayman Holdings Ltd., of the Cayman Islands, and CP Carco LP, of the Cayman Islands, at the Supreme Court of the State of New York, County of New York.

HM Life Insurance Company et al v. Alpha Re Ltd. et al: Third Amended Complaint

Third Amended Complaint alleging "a coordinated and elaborate scheme to defraud through a complex series of reinsurance transactions, trust agreements, and investment vehicles" in HM Life Insurance Company, of Pennsylvania, and HM Life Insurance Company of New York v. Wilmington Savings Fund Society, FSB, of Delaware; Christiana Trust, of Delaware; Blue Alternative Asset Management LLC, of Delaware; Blue Capital Management, Inc., of Puerto Rico; Regatta Holdings LLC, of New Jersey; Cygnet 001 Master Trust, of Delaware; Cygnet 001 Master Trust Series 2011-A, of Delaware; Cygnet 001 Master Trust Series 2011-C, of Delaware; Cygnet 001 Master Trust Series 2013-A, of Delaware; Alpha Re Limited, of the Cayman Islands; Alpha Re Holdings (Cayman) Limited, of the Cayman Islands; Ability Insurance Company, of Nebraska; Atlantic Specialty Finance Limited, of the Cayman Islands; Blue Elite Fund Limited, of the Cayman Islands; Blue II Limited, of the Cayman Islands; Mark Graham, of New York; Donald Solow, of New Jersey; John Drake, of Ontario, Canada; Edward Brendan Lynch, of the Bahamas, and Gregory Tolaram, of Bermuda, at the Court of Chancery of the State of Delaware.

Great Western Insurance Company v. Alpha Re Ltd. et al: First Amended Complaint

First Amended Complaint in Great Western Insurance Company v. Mark Graham, Donald Solow, Blue Capital Management, Inc., Blue Alternative Asset Management LLC, Wilmington Savings Fund Society, FSB, Christiana Trust, Regatta Holdings LLC, Cygnet 001 Master Trust, Cygnet 001 Master Trust Series, Cygnet 001 Master Trust, Cygnet 001 Master Trust Series 2011-A, Cygnet 001 Master Trust Series 2011-C, Cygnet 001 Master Trust Series 2013-A, Alpha Re Limited, Alpha Re Holdings (Cayman) Limited, Atlantic Specialty Finance, Blue Elite Fund Ltd., Blue Elite Fund LP, Blue II Ltd., Sancus Capital Blue Credit Opportunities Fund Ltd., Ability Insurance Company, John Drake, Edward Brennan Lynch, and Gregory Tolaram at the U. S. District Court for the Southern District of New York.

Mark R. Graham et al: Regulatory Penalties

Order Instituting Administrative Proceedings, Making Findings and Imposing Sanctions against Mark R. Graham, of New York, NY; Blue Capital Management, Inc., of San Juan, Puerto Rico, and Blue Alternative Asset Management, L.L.C., of New York, NY, before the U. S. Securities and Exchange Commission.