Seychelles

Frank Amato et al v. HDR Global Trading Ltd. et al: Complaint

Complaint alleging fraud in Frank Amato and RGB Coin Ltd., both of Ohio v. HDR Global Trading Limited, d.b.a. BitMEX, described as "the world's largest cryptocurrency trading platform", domiciled in the Seychelles, and Arthur Hayes, described as "a U.S. citizen and CEO of BitMEX", at the Superior Court of the State of California, County of California.

BM-Bank JSC v. Marker Craig LLC et al: Petition

Petition to Compel the Deposition of Bolour Associates Inc. regarding an alleged $595 million fraud involving Telman Ismailov, a citizen of Russia, and Vesto Trading Limited, of the Seychelles, in BM-Bank JSC, formerly known as BM-Bank PJSC and Bank of Moscow, of Russia v. Marker Craig LLC and Marker LLC at the Superior Court of California, County of Los Angeles.

British fraud firm Etaireia Investments goes into administration

British firm Etaireia Investments Plc has gone into administration - four years after being exposed by OffshoreAlert for perpetrating a property-based investment fraud involving firms and individuals in the BVI, England, Gibraltar, Isle of Man, Scotland, Seychelles, and Spain.

USA v. Alexander Vinnik et al: Complaint

Complaint alleging violation of the Bank Secrecy Act regarding an alleged cryptocurrency-based money laundering scheme in USA v. BTC-e, a.k.a. Canton Business Corp., domiciled in "either Cyprus and/or the Seychelles Islands" and operating "in Bulgaria, the Seychelles Islands and other jurisdictions", and Alexander Vinnik, "a Russian national who is currently incarcerated in Greece", at the U. S. District Court for the Northern District of California.

Alpha Giant Ltd.: Liquidation Application

Originating Application to appoint liquidators in the British Virgin Islands and Hong Kong regarding a debt owed to Catchy Fame Limited, of the Seychelles, in the matter of Alpha Giant Limited, of the British Virgin Islands, at the British Virgin Islands High Court.

Mundo Media Ltd. et al: Chapter 15 Petition

Chapter 15 Petition for Recognition of a Foreign Main Proceeding in Canada by Ernst & Young, as the Foreign Representative of Mundo Media Ltd., 2538853 Ontario Ltd., M Zone Marketing Inc., and AppThis Holdings, Inc., at the U. S. Bankruptcy Court for the District of Delaware.

ALROSA v. Bank of America et al: Discovery Application

Application by ALROSA, a Russian diamond-mining company, to take discovery from Bank of America, Bank of New York Mellon, Capital One NA, Capital One Bank (USA) NA, Citibank NA, Commerzbank NA, Deutsche Bank, Deutsche Bank Trust Company Americas, HSBC Bank USA NA, JPMorgan Chase NA, Wells Fargo NA, PNC Bank NA, Standard Chartered Bank, Barclays Bank PLC, BNP Paribas SA, and UBS AG for use in contemplated legal proceedings in Angola or the United Kingdom against former or current executives of Catoca Ltd., a diamond-mining company in Angola, filed at the U. S. District Court for the Southern District of New York.

BTA Bank JSC et al v. Felix Sater et al: Complaint

Complaint in City of Almaty, Kazakhstan and BTA Bank JSC v. Felix Sater, Daniel Ridloff, Bayrock Group Inc., Global Habitat Solutions, Inc., RRMI-DR LLC, Ferrari Holdings LLC, and MeM Energy Partners LLC at the U. S. District Court for the Southern District of New York.

Silisten Trading Ltd.: Chapter 15 Petition

Chapter 15 Petition for Recognition of a Foreign Main Proceeding in the British Virgin Islands by Mark McDonald and Nicholas Wood, as the Foreign Representatives of Silisten Trading Limited, at the U. S. Bankruptcy Court for the Southern District of Florida.

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.

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

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

Blue Ocean Resources Pte. Ltd.: Chapter 15 Petition

Chapter 15 Petition for Recognition of a Foreign Main Proceeding in Singapore by Martial Jean Francois Nicolas, as the Foreign Representative of Blue Ocean Resources Pte. Ltd., at the U. S. Bankruptcy Court for the Southern District of New York.

Awendale Resources Inc. v. Citibank NA et al: Discovery Application

Application by Awendale Resources Inc. to take discovery of Citibank NA, Standard Chartered Bank, Deutsche Bank Trust Company Americas, and Bank of America NA for use in legal proceedings in Russia against Plant of Hearing Aids "Ritm" OJSC, filed at the U. S. District Court for the Southern District of New York.

Caribbean Reinsurance Ltd. v. Anthony Bock et al: Complaint

Complaint in Richard C. Poe II, individually and derivatively for Dick Poe Motors, LP and Dick Poe Dodge, LP; Caribbean Reinsurance Ltd. and Archipelago - Performance Ltd. v. Anthony E. Bock, Karen G. Castro, Paul O. Sergent, Jr., Gery Reckelbus, and Joe Mailander at the U. S. District Court for the Western District of Texas.

CFTC v. Jason Scharf et al: SRO Motion

Ex Parte Motion for Statutory Restraining Order in U. S. Commodity Futures Trading Commission v. Jason B. Scharf, d.b.a. Citrades.com and AutoTradingBinary.com; CIT Investments LLC, Brevspand EOOD, C I T Investments Ltd., A&J Media Partners, Inc., Michael Shah, and Zilmil, Inc. at the U. S. District Court for the Middle District of Florida.

Privilege Wealth Notes suspended on Bermuda Stock Exchange

Trading in one of the main fund-raising vehicles for the fraudulently-operated Privilege Wealth investment group has been suspended by the Bermuda Stock Exchange after its Listing Sponsor, Estera Securities, formerly Appleby Securities, apparently resigned.

Privilege Wealth websites go down as chaotic collapse continues

The two main websites for Privilege Wealth's fraudulent investment scheme have gone off-line as the Marbella, Spain-based group continues to collapse in chaos. The group is threatening to bring a "class action" against OffshoreAlert, which it says is "100% liable" for investors' losses, which an insider estimated to be more than $40 million.
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Privilege Wealth suspends redemptions amid shooting & ‘$40m deficit’

Five months after being exposed as a fraud by OffshoreAlert, the Privilege Wealth investment scheme has collapsed, with an insider claiming there is a deficit of more than $40 million. Redemptions to investors have been suspended, Privilege Wealth's main office - a call center in Panama - has closed after the attempted murder of its boss - a fraud fugitive in Spain - and unpaid payroll and the group's registered agent in Gibraltar has resigned.

Gibraltar judge orders Privilege Wealth to produce records

A Gibraltar judge has ordered an inspection of the books and records of a limited partnership that underpins the Privilege Wealth investment group, which was exposed as a fraudulent enterprise by OffshoreAlert five months ago. The order was issued after Privilege Wealth allegedly ignored a request for inspection from one of its limited partners.

SEC v. Lek Securities Corporation et al: Complaint

Complaint alleging securities fraud in U. S. Securities and Exchange Commission v. Lek Securities Corporation, of New York; Samuel Lek, Vali Management Partners, d.b.a. Avalon FA Ltd., described as a Seychelles company based in Ukraine; Nathan Fayyer, described as being born in Moldova and "now a U.S. citizen", and Sergey Pustelnik, a.k.a. Serge Pustelnik, described as being born in Ukraine and "now a U.S. citizen", at the U. S. District Court for the Southern District of New York.

PT Bumi Resources Tbk: Chapter 15 Petition

Chapter 15 Petition for Recognition of a Foreign Main Proceeding in Indonesia by Andrew Beckham, as the Foreign Representative of PT Bumi Resources Tbk, at the U. S. Bankruptcy Court for the Southern District of New York.

Privilege Wealth takes down websites after OffshoreAlert exposé (then brings them back up)

Within hours of OffshoreAlert's exposé of Privilege Wealth being published last night, the fraudulently-operated global investment group took their websites offline (before bringing them back online after the first version of this article was published). The group's main websites at www.pwplc.com, www.privilegewealthlp.com and www.privilegedirect.com were temporarily unavailable.
Brett Jolly - Fraudster

EXPOSED: ‘Privilege Wealth’ global investment fraud

Notorious British swindler Brett Jolly is secretly behind a global investment fraud being perpetrated under the name 'Privilege Wealth', OffshoreAlert can reveal. The scheme involves a sprawling web of companies and operators in Bermuda, BVI, Cayman Islands, Curacao, Dubai, Gibraltar, Guernsey, Jersey, Luxembourg, Panama, Seychelles, South Africa, Spain, UK, and USA.

Belvedere’s David Cosgrove banned by Mauritius regulator

Seventeen months after being exposed as a serial fraudster by OffshoreAlert, Irishman David Cosgrove has been banned from serving as a corporate officer in Mauritius, while fellow director Francess Henriette was also banned and Belvedere Management Limited has its management license revoked.

Belvedere Management firm wound-up over ‘£36 m boiler room scam’

A British affiliate of Belvedere Management Group that is ultimately-owned by Cayman Islands-domiciled Brighton SPC has been wound up "in the public interest" in London for involvement in a boiler room fraud that swindled investors out of £36 million. Another Belvedere affiliate is fighting a similar winding-up petition.

Cayman hedge fund added as defendant to $100 m hacking lawsuit

A Cayman Islands hedge fund - Copperstone Alpha Fund - and its manager have been added as defendants to a lawsuit by the U. S. Securities and Exchange Commission against a group that allegedly hacked newswire services and profited by more than $100 million in insider trading.