Florida-based U.S.-Russian investment manager Peter Kambolin has been criminally charged with conspiracy to commit commodities fraud at federal court in Miami involving entities in or from Belarus, Cayman Islands, Dominica, Nevis, Russia, Turkey, and USA.
Criminal Information alleging conspiracy to commit commodities fraud involving entities in or from Belarus, Cayman Islands, Dominica, Nevis, Russia, Turkey, and USA in USA v. Peter Kambolin, described as "a U.S.-Russian national" residing in Sunny Isles Beach, Florida, USA, at the U.S. District Court for the Southern District of Florida.
SEC v. Concord Management LLC et al: Complaint (‘$7.2B Unregistered Investment Advisers for Sanctioned Russian’)
Complaint alleging the defendants operated as "investment advisers for the benefit of a single client: a wealthy former Russian political official living outside the United States" without being registered with the SEC, managing "a private fund securities portfolio with an estimated total value of $7.2 billion", in U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission v. Concord Management LLC and Michael Matlin, both of New York, USA, at the U.S. District Court for the Southern District of New York. Editor's Note: The 'Russian client' is not identified in the SEC's complaint but The New York Times reported that it was Roman Abramovich.
Public Notice by the Cyprus Securities and Exchange Commission that it has suspended the voting rights of Alfa-Bank JSC, of Russia, regarding Alfa Capital Markets Ltd., of which Alfa-Bank is the "sole direct shareholder".
Chapter 15 Petition for Recognition of a Foreign Main Proceeding in Russia by Alexander Ivanovich Gavva, as the Foreign Representative of Aleksandr Vitalievich Sabadash, filed at the U.S. Bankruptcy Court for the Central District of California.
Criminal Indictment alleging the defendants laundered "at least over $1 billion in criminal proceeds through the Tornado Cash service" in USA v. Roman Storm, a citizen of the USA, and Roman Semenov, a citizen of Russia, at the U.S. District Court for the Southern District of New York.
Robert Meany et al v. Atomic Wallet et al: First Amended Class Action Complaint (‘$100M Crypto Fraud’)
First Amended Class Action Complaint alleging that "As a result of Defendants' negligent, fraudulent, and unlawful conduct, countless Atomic Wallet user wallets around the world were hacked by North Korean hackers, resulting in the loss of over $100,000,000.00 USD worth of cryptocurrency related assets on or about June 3, 2023" in Robert Meany, Graham Dickinson, John Briscoe, Todd Gammon, Michael Fisk, Paul Unruh, Jovan Silva Delgado, Gregory Loberg, Vincent D'Amelio, Carter Ruess, Daniel Werter, Jeffrey Rogers, Erik Nelson, Landon Grubb, Sam Breazeale, Brenda Abbley, Dereck Ernest, Eric Jensen, Douglas Edwards, Dustin Falk, and Daniel Hayes v. Atomic Protocol Systems OÜ, d.b.a. Atomic Wallet, of Estonia; Evercode Infinite, d.b.a. Evercode Lab, of Dubai, United Arab Emirates; Konstantin Gladyshev, a.k.a. Konstantin Gladych; Ilia Brusov, a.k.a. Ilya Berezovsky, a.k.a. Ilya Bere, and Pavel Sokolov, a.k.a. Paul Sokolov, described as citizens and residents of Russia, at the U.S. District Court for the District of Colorado.
Russian retired mixed martial artist Khabib Nurmagomedov is suing California-based gaming platform firm LegionFarm for allegedly failing to pay him $1.8 million in revenue from the sale of non-fungible tokens of his likeness.
Complaint for "NFT fee payments" of $1.8 million in Khabib Nurmagomedov, described as a Russian "world-famous athlete and entrepreneur" who resides in Nevada v. LegionFarm Inc. at the U.S. District Court for the Southern District of New York.
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Miracle World Ventures Ltd. v. Alla Babenko et al: Disclosure & Examination Order (‘Crypto Liquidation’)
Order for the disclosure of information regarding crypto wallets in the names of Pavel Sidorov and Damian Carreras and for public examination in Miracle World Ventures Limited, of the British Virgin Islands, acting through its Joint Liquidators (Adrian Hyde, Joanne Wild, and Brian Simpson, all of Begbies Traynor) v. Alla Nicolayevna Babenko at Gibraltar Supreme Court.
Petition to Confirm Foreign Arbitration Award in which "The underlying dispute arises from the Russian Federation’s unlawful expropriation of the Petitioners' investments in Crimea" in NJSC Naftogaz of Ukraine, National Joint Stock Company Chornomornaftogaz, JSC Ukrtransgaz, JSC Ukrgasvydobuvannya, JSC Ukrtransnafta, and Subsidiary Company Gaz Ukrainy, all of Ukraine v. The Russian Federation at the U.S. District Court for the District of Columbia.
Complaint for $44 million alleging "willful FBAR penalties" involving companies or accounts in Belize, British Virgin Islands, Cayman Islands, Russia, and Switzerland in USA v. Mark Anthony Gyetvay, described as a citizen of Italy, Russia, and USA, at the U.S. District Court for the Middle District of Florida.
Nearly three months after they were criminally indicted in the United States for allegedly perpetrating a $150 million securities fraud with the help of a Cayman Islands brokerage - Valor Capital - operated by a citizen of Latvia, Joseph Padilla and Kevin Dills have been sued for fraud by the Securities and Exchange Commission.
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.
Second Amended Complaint alleging the defendants "have committed numerous severe crimes around the globe, changing their methods, financing and recruiting different accomplices, corrupting top-rate officials and crime bosses to further their illegal scheme of divesting Plaintiff's estate and terrorizing Plaintiff and his family" in Evgeny Ryzhov, described as a resident of Florida who is "a licensed attorney in Russia" v. Valery Nikolaevich Durandin, OAO Sanatorium Automobilist, Safa Hamzianovich Zakerov, Ilia Vladimirovich Khriaschev, Vladislav Yurievich Margolin, Konstantin Vladimirovich Timonin, Dmitry Vasilievich Lipsky, Oleg Vladimirovich Joukov, a.k.a. Oleg Zhukov; OOO Yuridika LLC, d.b.a. Legal.Report, and TM Defense, all of Russia, at the U.S. District Court for the Southern District of Florida.
Complaint in Volodymyr Braychenko, a resident of Ukraine v. Vladimir A. Rodionov at the Superior Court of the State of California, County of Los Angeles.
Amended Complaint in Hartzella Ventures Ltd., of the Seychelles v. Emmanuil Grinshpun, described as a citizen of Moldova, Romania, and the USA residing in Miami, Florida, where he “serves as the Honorary Consul for Kazakhstan”, and “Vice President of Latvia’s Rietumu Bank”, at the U.S. District Court for the Southern District of Florida.
A Vice President of Latvia's Rietumu Bank - Emmanuil Grinshpun - is being sued in Miami over an alleged $6.6 million debt that involves entities in Anguilla, Australia, Bahamas, British Virgin Islands, Cyprus, England, Scotland, and the Seychelles. It was also alleged that Grinshpun was "associated with" illegal activity.
USA's Petition to disclose "Grand Jury Materials" regarding a criminal investigation into "Conti ransomware" to the "General Public Prosecutor's Office Frankfurt am Main" in Germany, filed at the U.S. District Court for the Middle District of Tennessee.
TRO Motion in Hartzella Ventures Ltd., of the Seychelles v. Emmanuil Grinshpun, described in the accompanying complaint as described as a citizen of Moldova, Romania, and USA residing in Miami, Florida, at the U.S. District Court for the Southern District of Florida.
Complaint in Hartzella Ventures Ltd., of the Seychelles v. Emmanuil Grinshpun, described as a citizen of Moldova, Romania, and the USA residing in Miami, Florida, where he "serves as the Honorary Consul for Kazakhstan", and "Vice President of Latvia’s Rietumu Bank", at the U.S. District Court for the Southern District of Florida.
Complaint alleging failure to disclose foreign accounts at banks in Russia and France in USA v. Nellie Makarova Cross at the U.S. District Court for the District of Rhode Island.
Application by David Neil Gerrard, a resident of the United Kingdom and a former partner of Dechert LLP law firm to take discovery from Yuri Koshkin described as "a U.S. citizen and a former Soviet intelligence officer", and Trident Group Global LLC, described as "a Florida LLC, headquartered in Miami", for use in legal proceedings in England, filed at the U.S. District Court for the Southern District of Florida.
Superseding Indictment alleging citizens of Russia, Greece, and the USA participated in a global procurement and money laundering scheme on behalf of the Russian government in USA v. Yevgeniy Grinin, Aleksey Ippolitov, Boris Livshits, Svetlana Skvortsova, Vadim Konoshchenok, Nikolaos Bogonikolos, Alexey Brayman, and Vadim Yermolenko at the U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of New York.
Public Notice by the Cyprus Securities and Exchange Commission that it has revoked the investment license of Stone Edge Capital Ltd. for regulatory breaches.
Criminal Complaint alleging violations of the Export Control Reform Act involving "aircraft parts and components" to Russia in USA v. Oleg Sergeyevich Patsulya and Vasilii Sergeyevich Besedin at the U.S. District Court for the District of Arizona.
Claim Form to recover "damages in excess of USD$2 billion which were suffered by its legal predecessor, JSC "ROST BANK", as a result of a series of sham transactions" in National Bank Trust PJSC v. Mikail Osmanovich Shishkhanov, of Russia; Crambe Asset Holdings Corp. (in liquidation), Olyserve Inc. (in liquidation), Rabalo Limited (in liquidation), Reachway Overseas Ltd. (in liquidation), Ifichor S.A. (in liquidation), formerly Hansberg Finance Ltd.; Frowell Holdings Ltd. (in liquidation), Garland Solutions Ltd. (in liquidation), Diamond Forca Ltd. (in liquidation), Darman Finance Limited (in liquidation), Blanche Union Ltd. (in liquidation), all of the British Virgin Islands; Midwestern Trading Group Inc., of Minnesota, USA; Cargill Financial Solutions LLC, of Minnesota, USA; Cargill Inc., of Delaware, USA; Bunge SA, of Switzerland; Credit and Trading Company Ltd.,, of England; Quadra Commodities SA, of Switzerland; Quadra Commodities Singapore Pte. Ltd., of Singapore; Louis Dreyfus Company Suisse SA, of Switzerland; LDC Trading and Service Co. S.A., of Uruguay; Louis Dreyfus Company Asia Pte. Ltd., of Singapore; New Resources International S.A. (in liquidation), formerly Noble Resources International S.A., of Switzerland; Liberty Commodities Limited, of England; Atlantic Industrial & Trading Pte. Ltd., of Singapore; Alphatrade International Limited, of Hong Kong; Xangbo Global Markets Pte. Ltd., of Singapore; Simec Group Limited, of Hong Kong; Wilson International Trading Private Limited, of Singapore; Intra Asia Trading Pte. Ltd. (in liquidation), of Singapore; Triumph Commodities Pte. Ltd., formerly Triumph Metals & Minerals Pte. Ltd., of Singapore; Bering Trading Limited, of Hong Kong; Ifchor (Switzerland) SA, formerly Ifchor SA, of Switzerland; Emporium Trade Pte. Ltd., formerly Pan Asia Commodities and Trading Pte. Ltd., of Singapore; Paras Metallics Pte. Ltd., of Singapore; Pearl River Delta Trading (Hong Kong) Limited, of Hong Kong, and Credit Suisse AG, of Switzerland, at the British Virgin Islands High Court.
In this video, investigators and attorneys discuss : Increased lawsuits against Russia/Sanctioned Entities and how to enforce any awards, including seizing money frozen in European clearing houses and seizing private planes; How does the Russia-Ukraine War affect existing litigation and investigations; Confiscation of assets of Russian oligarchs; Inability of Russian banks to pursue debtors who often stole money or haven't returned the loans and who now live abroad; and Proactive Russian sanctions analysis investigations.
Motion to Compel Compliance with a Subpoena Ad Testificandum in GVA Capital Ltd., of the Cayman Islands v. Pavel Cherkashin at the U.S. District Court for the Northern District of California.
Cargill Inc. v. National Bank Trust PJSC: Motion to Quash Discovery Application (British Virgin Islands)
Motion to Quash Discovery Application in Cargill Inc. v. National Bank Trust PJSC, described as "a majority owned subsidiary of the Russian Central Bank", regarding legal proceedings in the British Virgin Islands, filed at the U.S. District Court for the Southern District of New York.
Complaint in Bank of America N.A. v. John Does, VTB Bank (Europe) SE i.L., of Germany, and VTB Bank PJSC Shanghai Branch, of China, both "majority-owned by the Government of the Russian Federation", at the U.S. District Court for the Southern District of New York.
Superseding Indictment in USA v. Aleksandr Viktorovich Ionov, a citizen of Russia; Yegor Sergeyevich Popov, a citizen of Russia; Aleksey Borisovich Sukhodolov, a citizen of Russia; Omali Yeshitela, a citizen of the United States; Penny Joanne Hess, a citizen of the United States; Jesse Nevel, a citizen of the United States, and Augustus C. Romain Jr., a citizen of the United States, at the U.S. District Court for the Middle District of Florida.
Complaint alleging the defendant "and others orchestrated and carried out a plan to violate and evade and attempt to violate and evade U.S. sanctions against Sergey Vitalievich Kurchenko [a citizen of Ukraine], Kompaniya Gaz-Alyans, OOO, and ZAO Vneshtorgservis" in USA v. John Can Unsalan, a.k.a. Hurrem Can Unsalan, at the U.S. District Court for the Middle District of Florida.
Singapore aircraft owner BOC Aviation has been awarded damages of $406 million against Russian cargo airline AirBridgeCargo Airlines and its Dutch parent, Volga-Dnepr Logistics, for defaulting on leases for three Bermuda-registered Boeing 747s in the aftermath of Russia's invasion of Ukraine last year.
Opinion, Order & Judgment for $406 million in favor of the plaintiff regarding three leased Bermuda-registered aircraft and "the imposition of E.U. sanctions on the Russian Federation, following Russia’s invasion of Ukraine, and the imposition of Russian sanctions on foreign assets, including internationally leased aircraft" in BOC Aviation Limited, of Singapore v. AirBridgeCargo Airlines LLC, of Russia, and Volga-Dnepr Logistics, B.V., of the Netherlands, at the U.S. District Court for the Southern District of New York.
Forfeiture Complaint in USA v. Nine items concerning "a collection of documentary materials that focus on Russia and the Soviet Union, primarily with respect to the 1917 Russian Revolution and World War II" that were allegedly stolen from a university in New York and put up for auction in France, filed at the U.S. District Court for the Southern District of New York.
Criminal Complaint alleging fraud, identify theft, and agent of a foreign power (Russia) in USA v. Sergey Vladimirovich Cherkasov, a.k.a. Victor Muller Ferreira, described as "a Russian citizen who falsely represented himself in the United States, Brazil and other countries to be a Brazilian citizen", at the U.S. District Court for the District of Columbia.
Ukraine's state-owned Oschadbank, a.k.a. State Savings Bank of Ukraine, has filed a petition at federal court in the United States to confirm a $1.1 billion French arbitration award against Russia for losses it incurred as a result of Russia's invasion of Crimea in 2014.
Criminal Indictment alleging securities fraud in USA v. Joseph A. Padilla and Kevin C. Dills at the U.S. District Court for the District of Massachusetts.
State Savings Bank of Ukraine v. Russian Federation: Petition to Confirm $1.1B Arbitration Award (‘Crimea Invasion’)
Petition to Confirm Foreign Arbitration Award of $1.1 billion "arising from events in the Crimean Peninsula that occurred in the first half of 2014" in State Savings Bank of Ukraine, a.k.a. JSC Oschadbank v. Russian Federation at the U.S. District Court for the District of Columbia.
Summons with Notice alleging fraud involving a Russian bank and seeking damages of $21.6 million in Gennady Anatolievich Kochkalda, Andrei Vladislavovich Tokarev, Zhanneta Levievna Isakova, Oleg Olegovich Sultanbekov, Mikhail Vicheslavovich Malykhin, Elena Mikhailovna Kazakova, Alexandr Ivanovich Romannikov, Sergey Valentinovich Gorbachev, Leonid Pavlovich Ranchinskiy, Irina Stanislovna Danilova, Aleksandr Aleksandrovich Zaikin, Sergey Stansilavovich Drachev, Nataliya Veniaminovna Milova, Tatiana Alexandrovna Belikova, Olga Valentinovna Bukharina, Evgeny Yurievich Atamanov, Oleg Stanislavovich Poltarukha, Evgeny Vladimirovich Trukhin, Yuri Aleksandrovich Sitkov, Alexey Vladimirovich Sobolev, Vladimir Anatolyevich Savelyev, Vladislav Nikolaevich Nazarenko, Evgeny Leonidovich Isaev, Georgiy Zhorzhevich Romanov, and Ramil Rashidovich Khusainov, all described as "depositors with a Russian bank" v. Dmitri Ananyev, Alexei Ananyev, Peters International (Cayman) Ltd., of the Cayman Islands; Peters International Investment N.V., of Curaçao; Promsvyaz Capital B.V., of the Netherlands; Postscriptum Capital Ltd., of Cyprus, and Fintailor Investment Limited, of Cyprus, at the Supreme Court of the State of New York, County of New York.
Criminal Indictment alleging fraud involving "an unincorporated entity that was established in approximately late 2019 and operated a purported decentralized cryptocurrency investment platform" in USA v. Vladimir Okhotnikov, Olena Oblamska, Mikhail Sergeev, and Sergey Maslakov, all citizens of Russia, at the U.S. District Court for the District of Oregon.
Complaint "to prevent the misuse of cryptocurrency to commit very serious crimes" in The JuratBTC Blockchain, described as "an unincorporated association of operators (called “miners”) who use their computer servers (called “nodes”) to maintain the blockchain" v. Anton Andreyev, Blender.io, Chatex, Farrukj Furkatovitch Fayzimatov, Taban Deng Gai, Matthew Grimm, Yu Jin, Jiadong Li, Hydra Market, Husayn Al-Shami, Second Eye Solutions, Southfront, Suex, Yinyin Tian, Xiaobing Yan, and Fujing Zheng, collectively described asd "a group of sixteen “sanctioned individuals” - people who have been identified as international criminals by the President of the United States", at the U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Illinois.
Criminal Indictment alleging "a scheme to violate the International Emergency Economic Powers Act" involving "shell companies" in the Bahamas, British Virgin Islands, and Panama in USA v. Vladimir Voronchenko, described as a citizen of Russia, at the U.S. District Court for the Southern District of New York.
Chapter 15 Petition for Recognition of a Foreign Main Proceeding in England and Wales by Kevin Hellard, Robert Starkins, and Nick Nicholson, as the Foreign Representatives of Anatoly Leonidovich Motylev, a citizen of Russia who, in his bankruptcy, "disclosed an interest" in companies in several jurisdictions, including Belize, British Virgin Islands, Cayman Islands, Cyprus, Liechtenstein, Luxembourg, Seychelles, and Turkey, filed at the U.S. Bankruptcy Court for the Southern District of Florida.
Amended Criminal Complaint alleging the operation of an unlicensed money transmitting business in the form of Bitzlato Limited, described as "a Hong Kong-registered cryptocurrency exchange", in USA v. USA v. Anatoly Legkodymov, described as a citizen of Russia residing in Shenzhen, China, at the U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of New York.
Criminal Indictment alleging the defendants "violated sanctions imposed by t he United States on Oleg Deripaska , a Russian oligarch" in USA v. Charles McGonigal and Sergey Shestakov at the U.S. District Court for the Southern District of New York.