South Korea

Keiichi Aritomo et al v. Julia Rhee et al: Amended Complaint

Amended Complaint in Keiichi Aritomo, a citizen and resident of Japan, and Joy Zhang, a citizen of the United States residing in Japan v. Youngjoo 'Julia' Rhee, described as a citizen of South Korea residing in New York; Aleksey Igudesman, described as a citizen and resident of Austria, and Music Traveler GmbH, described as an Austrian company "that solicits customers to book performance and rehearsal space for music, singing, and other artistic-related purposes", at the U. S. District Court for the Southern District of New York.

Huobi Co. Ltd. v. Marto HG Digital Asset Group Fund I GP LLC et al: Complaint

Complaint alleging fraud involving "Bitcoin losses" in Huobi Co. Ltd., described as a South Korea-based "international cryptocurrency exchange and one of the most prominent names in the digital asset industry" v. Marto HG Digital Asset Group Fund I GP LLC, Marto HG Digital Asset Group Fund I LP, Marto HG Digital Asset Group LLC, all of Delaware, and Taotao He, of New York, at the U. S. District Court for the Northern District of California.

Keiichi Aritomo et al v. Julia Rhee et al: Complaint

Complaint alleging fraud in Keiichi Aritomo and Joy Zhang, both of Japan v. Youngjoo 'Julia' Rhee, of South Korea; Alekzey Igudesman, of Austria, and Music Traveler GmbH, described as being based in New York and Vienna, at the U. S. District Court for the Southern District of New York.

Samsung Electronics Co. Ltd. et al v. Ericsson AB et al: Discovery Application

Application by Samsung Electronics Co. Ltd., of South Korea, and Samsung Austin Semiconductor LLC, of Austin, Texas, USA, to take discovery from Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing Company Limited, of Taiwan, for use in a patent dispute before the United States International Trade Commission involving Ericsson AB, of Sweden; Telefonaktiebolaget LM Ericsson, of Sweden, and Ericsson Inc., of Plano, Texas, USA, filed at the U. S. District Court for the District of Columbia.

Woori Bank et al v. Teamblind Inc.: Discovery Application

Application by Woori Bank and Kwang Seok Kwon, both of South Korea, to take discovery from Teamblind, Inc. "for use in civil and criminal proceedings pending in the Republic of Korea", filed at the U. S. District Court for the Northern District of California.

HMM Co. Ltd. v. Ocean Network Express Pte. Ltd. et al: Discovery Application

Ex Parte Application by HMM Co. Ltd., of South Korea, to take discovery from Ocean Network Express Pte. Ltd., of Singapore; Chidori Ship Holding LLC, Jessica Ship Holding SA, of Panama, and NYK Shipmanagement Pte. Ltd., of Singapore, for use in legal proceedings in South Korea and a London Maritime Arbitrators Association tribunal in England involving "the collapse and subsequent loss overboard of approximately 1,816 on-deck containers aboard the container ship M/V ONE APUS", filed at the U. S. District Court for the Central District of California.

Pension Foundation of Presbyterian Church of Korea v. Intarcia Therapeutics, Inc.: Discovery Application

Application by Pension Foundation of Presbyterian Church of Korea to take discovery from Intarcia Therapeutics, Inc. for use in legal proceedings in South Korea for alleged "breach of fiduciary duty and misrepresentations" against Shinhan Investment Corporation, which was described as "the securities brokerage and asset management arm of Shinhan Financial Group, which is the oldest financial services institution in Korea with over $260 billion in assets under management", involving an investment of $22 million, filed at the U. S. District Court for the Northern District of California.

Agency for Policy Coordination on State Property et al v. JPMorgan Chase Bank NA: Discovery Application

Ex Parte Application by the Agency for Policy Coordination on State Property, described as "the Mongolian government agency that owns and manages state-owned enterprises in various industry sectors, including energy production, mining, and transport"; Erdenet Mining Corporation, described as "a state-owned mining company that owns Mongolia's mining interests in the Erdenet mine", and Erdenes Oyu Tolgoi LLC, described as "a 34-percent shareholder of Oyu Tolgoi LLC, the project company that controls the operation of the Oyu Tolgoi mine", to take discovery from JPMorgan Chase Bank NA for use in legal proceedings in Mongolia against Batbold Sukhbaatar, described as a former Prime Minister of Mongolia; Ganzorig Chimiddorj, Tuul Ulambayar, Nyamdalai Ochirbat, Cheong Choo Young, Kim Hak Seon, Kim Yoonjung, Lee Yu Jeong, Rhee Byung Wook, Kang Eun Joo, Battushig Batbold, Catrison Limited, Cliveden Trading AG, and Genetrade Limited for an alleged $250 million fraud involving "a complex network of offshore and onshore corporate structures and proxies across numerous jurisdictions", including the British Virgin Islands, Jersey, in the Channel Islands; Hong Kong, Singapore, the United Kingdom and the United States, filed at the U. S. District Court for the Southern District of New York.

Winfred Wamai et al v. Industrial Bank of Korea: Complaint

Complaint regarding "Iran's fraudulent conveyances" in Winfred Wairimu Wamai and 322 other "direct victims and surviving family members of the Embassy Bombings" in Tanzania and Kenya that "were carried out with the critical material support of the Iranian government" v. Industrial Bank of Korea, of South Korea, at the U. S. District Court for the Southern District of New York.

Discovery Asset Management Co. Ltd. v. Eliot Kang et al: Petition

Petition in Discovery Asset Management Co. Ltd., of South Korea v. Eliot S. Kang and Kornerstone Investments Corp., as Respondents, and New York City Marshals, New York City Sheriff, Wells Fargo Bank, N.A., and Marketplace SPV LLC, as Nominal Respondents, at the Supreme Court of the State of New York, County of New York.

SEC v. Stefan Qin: Asset Freeze Motion

SEC's Ex Parte Emergency Motion for an Asset Freeze in the U. S. Securities and Exchange Commission v. Stefan Qin, described as a 23-year-old "citizen and resident of Australia and a part-time resident of New York, NY" who is "currently believed to be in Seoul, South Korea"; Virgil Technologies LLC, described as a Cayman Islands company based in New York, NY; Montgomery Technologies LLC, Virgil Quantitative Research, LLC, Virgil Capital LLC, each described as a Delaware company based in New York, NY, and VQR Partners LLC, described as a Cayman Islands company based in New York, NY, at the U. S. District Court for the Southern District of New York.

SEC v. Stefan Qin et al: Complaint

Complaint alleging fraud involving Virgil Sigma Fund LP, of New York, NY, and VQR Multistrategy Fund LP, of the Cayman Islands, in the U. S. Securities and Exchange Commission v. Stefan Qin, described as a 23-year-old "citizen and resident of Australia and a part-time resident of New York, NY" who is "currently believed to be in Seoul, South Korea"; Virgil Technologies LLC, described as a Cayman Islands company based in New York, NY; Montgomery Technologies LLC, Virgil Quantitative Research, LLC, Virgil Capital LLC, each described as a Delaware company based in New York, NY, and VQR Partners LLC, described as a Cayman Islands company based in New York, NY, at the U. S. District Court for the Southern District of New York.

Erdenet Mining Corp. et al v. Batbold Sukhbaatar et al: Complaint

Complaint "to recover losses suffered as a result of illegal and fraudulent acts in connection with two of Mongolia's most prized natural resources, the Erdenet copper mine and the Oyu Tolgoi copper-gold mine" in Agency for Policy Coordination on State Property, Erdenet Mining Corporation, and Erdenes Oyu Tolgoi LLC v. Batbold Sukhbaatar, of Mongolia; Ganzorig Chimiddorj, of Mongolia; Tuul Ulambayar, of Mongolia; Nyamdalai Ochirbat, of Mongolia; Cheong Choo Young, of Hong Kong; Kim Hak Seon, of Hong Kong; Kim Yoonjung, of Hong Kong; Lee Yu Jeong, of Hong Kong; Rhee Byung Wook, of Hong Kong; Kang Eun Joo, of South Korea; Battushig Batbold, of Mongolia; Baloas Inc., of New York, NY; Baloas Limited, of the British Virgin Islands; Lovitas, Inc., of New York, NY; Lovitas Limited, of the British Virgin Islands, and Glowassets Limited, of the British Virgin Islands, at the Supreme Court of the State of New York, County of New York.

POSCO Energy Co., Ltd. v. FuelCell Energy Inc.: Complaint

Complaint regarding "FCE's unjustified delay in removing restrictive legends on shares owned by PE, thereby preventing PE from selling its FCE shares" that it acquired for $84 million in POSCO Energy Co., Ltd., described as South Korea's "largest independent power producer" v. FuelCell Energy Inc., described as a Delaware-domiciled, Connecticut-based company, at the U. S. District Court for the Southern District of New York.

USA v. 280 Virtual Currency Accounts: Forfeiture Complaint

Forfeiture Complaint regarding the alleged laundering by Chinese cryptocurrency traders of proceeds from hacks of, and thefts from, virtual currency exchanges, mostly in South Korea, by "North Korea actors" in USA v. 280 Virtual Currency Accounts at the U. S. District Court for the District of Columbia.

Artem SJSHC v. Gray Fox Logistics: Petition to Confirm Arbitral Award

Petition to Confirm and Enforce Final Foreign Arbitral Award of $8.3 million in State Joint Stock Holding Company Artem, of Ukraine v. Gray Fox Aviation and Logistics Inc., d.b.a. Gray Fox Logistics, of Fort Lauderdale, Florida, at the U. S. District Court for the Southern District of Florida.

Novartis AG: $112M Penalties

Administrative Order imposing penalties against Novartis AG, described as a Switzerland-based "global provider of pharmaceutical and healthcare products", for "improper activities", including "improper payments", "forged contracts", and "false books and records", involving its subsidiaries and affiliates in Greece, Singapore, South Korea, and Vietnam, before the U. S. Securities and Exchange Commission.

Chang Myung Shipping Co. Ltd. v. HSBC et al: Discovery Application

Application by Chang Myung Shipping Co. Ltd., of South Korea, to take discovery from HSBC Bank USA, N.A., JP Morgan Chase Bank, N.A., Deutsche Bank Trust Company Americas, Citibank, N.A., Bank of New York Mellon, Wells Fargo Bank N.A., BNP Paribas, Standard Chartered Bank, Royal Bank of Scotland, China Merchants Bank, Agricultural Bank of China, China Construction Bank, Bank of Communications, Industrial and Commercial Bank of China, and Bank of China "for use in a foreign proceeding filed by Hebei Ocean Shipping Company Ltd.", filed at the U. S. District Court for the Southern District of New York.

USA v. Funds Held by RAKIA: Forfeiture Complaint

Forfeiture Complaint regarding "an international conspiracy to launder funds traceable to violations of the International Emergency Economic Powers Act ... and a scheme to defraud financial institutions in the Republic of Korea" in USA v. AED 73 million in the custody of Ras Al Khaimah Investment Authority and "All Claims Filed And Asserted" by VI2 Partners GmbH, of Austria, against Ras Al Khaimah Investment Authority Georgia LLC in the Republic of Georgia at the U. S. District Court for the District of Alaska.

IIG Structured Trade Finance Fund Ltd.: Chapter 15 Petition

Chapter 15 Petition for Recognition of a Foreign Main Proceeding in the Cayman Islands by Christopher Kennedy and Alexander Lawson, as the Foreign Representatives of IIG Structured Trade Finance Fund Ltd., at the U. S. Bankruptcy Court for the Southern District of New York.

USA v. Industrial Bank of Korea: Criminal Information

Criminal Information for "Willful Failure to Maintain an Adequate Anti-Money Laundering Program in Violation of the Bank Secrecy Act" in USA v. Industrial Bank of Korea at the U. S. District Court for the Southern District of New York.

PLS, CPA et al: Allegations

Administrative Order Instituting Proceedings alleging "improper professional conduct" involving, inter alia, British Virgin Islands-domiciled, United Kingdom-based Interactive Multi-Media Auction Corporation, now known as Stop Sleep Go Inc., and Delaware-domiciled, South Korea-based IMK Group Inc. against PLS, CPA, a.k.a. PLS CPAs; Chang G. Park, CPA, a.k.a. Changgeun Park; Joseph Yongyun Lee, CPA, a.k.a. Yong Yun Lee, and Juchi Lee, CPA, a.k.a. Juchi Lee Fernandez, a.k.a. Ju-Chi Lee, a.k.a. Ju Chi Lee, a.k.a. Sue Lee, before the U. S. Securities and Exchange Commission.

USA v. Industrial Bank of Korea: $51M Forfeiture Complaint

Forfeiture Complaint under a Deferred Prosecution Agreement for violations of the Bank Secrecy Act regarding "a scheme to violate U.S. economic sanctions relating to Iran" by "Kenneth Zong and others" in USA v. $51 Million at Industrial Bank of Korea at the U. S. District Court for the Southern District of New York.

Industrial Bank of Korea et al: Consent Order

Consent Order between the New York State Department of Financial Services, Industrial Bank of Korea, and Industrial Bank of Korea, New York Branch pursuant to which the banks agreed to pay fines totaling $35 million for violations of New York Bank Secrecy Act and Anti-Money Laundering laws.

Crypto Meca Ltd.: Registration Revocation

Announced by the Isle of Man Financial Services Authority that the registration of Crypto Meca Limited was revoked for "failure to pay the annual fee".

USA v. 146 Virtual Currency Accounts: Amended Forfeiture Complaint

First Amended Forfeiture Complaint regarding the alleged laundering by Chinese cryptocurrency traders of proceeds from hacks of, and thefts from, virtual currency exchanges, mostly in South Korea, by "North Korea actors" in USA v. 146 Virtual Currency Accounts at the U. S. District Court for the District of Columbia.

Serious Fraud Office v. Airbus SE: Judgment

Judgment approving a Deferred Prosecution Agreement and imposing a "total financial sanction" of €990,963,712 for suspected bribery in Director of the Serious Fraud Office v. Airbus SE at the Crown Court, in Southwark, England.

USA v. Duke University: Discovery Application

Application by the USA for an Order to obtain "documents and information from Duke University" pursuant to a request from South Korea for use in civil legal proceedings styled as "Cho Young-Ae, et al v. Bang Byung-Kuk, et al", filed at the U. S. District Court for the Middle District of North Carolina.

Bulgaria: Bank of America

Application for the appointment of a Commissioner to collect evidence from the Bank of America - pursuant to a request for judicial assistance from Bulgaria - for a criminal investigation into "an unidentified person" for suspected fraud.

US affiliate of Malta bank accused of massive fraud by SEC

New York-based, Cayman Islands-administered investment adviser International Investment Group LLC, which is affiliated with Malta's IIG Bank, with both owned by a bankrupt fund in Curaçao, committed "a string of frauds to cover up tens of millions of dollars in losses", the SEC has alleged.

ED&F Man Capital Markets Ltd. v. Matthew Olivo et al: Discovery Application

Application by ED&F Man Capital Markets Limited, of England, described as "the victim of a large fraud arising out of its purported purchase of nickel for trading purposes", to take discovery from Matthew Ryan Olivo and Ian McGuinn for legal proceedings in England against Come Harvest Holdings Limited, of Hong Kong; Mega Wealth International Trading Limited, of Hong Kong; Steven Kai Shing Kao, of California; Genesis Resources Inc., of California; Genesis Properties Holding LLC, of California; Genesis KingHwa LLC, of California; Transcendent Global Finance, Inc., of California; Transcendent (SG) Pte Ltd., of Singapore; Sampo International Ltd., of the British Virgin Islands, and Straits (Singapore) Pte Ltd., of Singapore, filed at the U. S. District Court for the Southern District of New York.

Beacon Sales Acquisition Inc. v. Sam Youn: Discovery Application

Application by Beacon Sales Acquisition Inc. to take discovery from Sam Youn for use in legal proceedings in South Korea captioned S-Energy America, Inc. v. Allied Building Products, Inc., filed at the U. S. District Court for the District of Nevada.

Energy Innovation Group, Ltd.: Chapter 15 Petition

Chapter 15 Petition for Recognition of a Foreign Main Proceeding in South Korea by Min Hee Jeong, as the Foreign Representative of Energy Innovation Group, Ltd., at the U. S. Bankruptcy Court for the Northern District of California.

Doosan Heavy Industries and Construction Co., Ltd. v. Liberty Maritime Corp.: Discovery Application

Application by Doosan Heavy Industries and Construction Co., Ltd., of South Korea, to take discovery from Liberty Maritime Corporation for use in legal proceedings in Egypt involving Damietta International Port Company S.A.E., of Egypt, and Kuwait Gulf Link Ports International, a.k.a. KGL International For Ports, Warehousing and Transport K.S.C.C., of Kuwait, at the U. S. District Court for the Eastern District of New York.

South Korea: Yaw Opokuware

Application for the appointment of a Commissioner to collect evidence from Navy Federal Credit Union - pursuant to a request for judicial assistance from South Korea - for a criminal investigation into an unknown person for suspect fraud involving Yaw Opokuware.

South Korea: Luis Aquino

Application for the appointment of a Commissioner to collect evidence from JPMorgan Chase Bank - pursuant to a request for judicial assistance from South Korea - for a criminal investigation into an unknown person for suspected fraud involving Luis Aquino.

Aberdeen Canada Funds et al v. Perrigo Company Plc et al: Complaint

Complaint in Aberdeen Canada Funds - Global Equity Fund, a series of Aberdeen Canada Funds; Aberdeen Global - World Equity Fund, Aberdeen Global Equity Fund, a series of Aberdeen Funds; Aberdeen Global Equity Fund, a series of Aberdeen Institutional Commingled Funds, LLC; Aberdeen Standard Fully Hedged International Equities Fund, Aberdeen Standard International Equity Fund, Aberdeen Standard Actively Hedged International Equities Fund, Aberdeen Islamic World Equity Fund, Aberdeen Life Global (ex UK) Equity Fund, Aberdeen Life World Equity Fund, Aberdeen Monceau, Aberdeen Multi Asset Fund and Aberdeen World Equity Fund, each a sub-fund of Aberdeen Investment Funds ICVC; Aberdeen Northern American Equity Enhanced Index Fund, a sub-fund of Aberdeen Investment Funds UK ICVC II; Islamic Global Equity Fund, a sub-fund of Aberdeen Islamic SICAV; Aurion International Daily Equity Fund, City and County of Swansea Pension Fund, Devon County Council, Falkirk Council Pension Fund, Hampshire County Council - Global Equity Portfolio; London Borough of Hounslow Superannuation Fund, Staffordshire Pension Fund, Desjardins Global Equity Value Fund, Hydro One Pension Plan, Shell Canada 2007 Pension Plan, I3 Global Equity Fund, LF Greenmount Fund, Permodalan Nasional Berhard, MTR Corporation Limited Retirement Scheme, National Pension Service, and State of Idaho Endowment Fund Investment Board v. Perrigo Company Plc, Joseph C. Papa, and Judy L. Brown at the U. S. District Court for the District of New Jersey.

SEC v. Oleksandr Ieremenko et al: Complaint

Complaint alleging "a fraudulent scheme to hack into the SEC's online Electronic Data Gathering, Analysis, and Retrieval system to obtain nonpublic documents containing earnings announcements of publicly-traded companies, and to then use that information to profit by trading in advance of the information becoming public" in U. S. Securities and Exchange Commission v. Oleksandr Ieremenko, of Ukraine; Spirit Trade Ltd., of Hong Kong; Sungjin Cho, of Los Angeles, CA; David Kwon, of Los Angeles, California; Igor Sabodakha, of Ukraine; Victoria Vorochek, of Ukraine; Ivan Olefir, of Ukraine; Capyfield Systems Ltd., of Belize, and Andrey Sarafanov, of Russia, as Defendants, and Kyungja Cho, of South Korea; Lyudmila Kalinkina, Andrey Meleynikov, and Ivan Solovev, all of Russia, as Relief Defendants, at the U. S. District Court for the District of New Jersey.

South Korea: Jinhee Kim

Complaint for the extradition of Jinhee Kim, a.k.a. Jordan Kim, from the USA to South Korea to face allegations of embezzlement, counterfeiting, and fraud, filed at the U. S. District Court for the Central District of California.

Martin Robinson et al v. Brian Bonwoong Koo et al: Complaint

Complaint in Martin Robinson and Selvam Moorthy v. Brian Bonwoong Koo, F8 Asia Growth GP I, LLC, F8 Asia Growth SPV LP, and Formation Group SPV Offshore, LP at the U. S. District Court for the Northern District of California.

Martin Robinson et al v. F8 Asia Growth GP I, LLC et al: Complaint

Complaint in Martin Robinson and Selvam Moorthy v. Brian Bonwoong Koo, F8 Asia Growth GP I, LLC, now known as Formation Group GP I, LLC; F8 Asia Growth SPV LP, now known as Formation Group Fund I, LP; and Formation Group SPV Offshore, LP, now known as Formation Group (Cayman) Fund I, LP, at the U. S. District Court for the Northern District of California.