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Webuild SpA et al v. WSP USA: Discovery Application

Application by Webuild SpA, of Italy, and Sacyr SA, of Spain, described as "global construction firms specialized in building large works and complex infrastructure projects", to take discovery from WSP USA for use in "two investment arbitrations relating to major investments by Webuild and Sacyr in an international infrastructure project to build the Third Set of Locks Project for the Panama Canal", filed at the U.S. District Court for the Southern District of New York.
USA v. Julius Csurgo et al

US charges 17 entities that ‘swindled investors out of $100M+ in multiple securities fraud schemes’

Sixteen individuals and one company have been charged with securities fraud in New York regarding 'multiple schemes' that allegedly swindled more than $100 million from investors around the world. Those charged are from or operated in many onshore and offshore countries, including Antigua and Barbuda, Bahamas, Belize, British Virgin Islands, Bulgaria, Canada, Cayman Islands, Chile, Croatia, Denmark, France, Germany, Hungary, Italy, Monaco, Spain, Switzerland, Turkey, United Kingdom, and United States.

SEC v. Domenic Calabrigo et al: TRO Application

Application for a Temporary Restraining Order regarding an alleged securities fraud involving individuals and entities in or from the Bahamas, British Virgin Islands, Canada, Cayman Islands, Denmark, Dominican Republic, Spain, Switzerland, Turkey, United Kingdom, and USA in U. S. Securities and Exchange Commission v. Domenic Calabrigo, Curtis Lehner, Hasan Sario, and Courtney Vasseur at the U. S. District Court for the Southern District of New York.

SEC v. Domenic Calabrigo et al: Complaint

Complaint alleging securities fraud involving individuals and entities in or from the Bahamas, British Virgin Islands, Canada, Denmark, Dominican Republic, Spain, Switzerland, Turkey, United Kingdom, and USA in U. S. Securities and Exchange Commission v. Domenic Calabrigo, Curtis Lehner, Hasan Sario, and Courtney Vasseur at the U. S. District Court for the Southern District of New York.

SEC v. Ronald Bauer et al: Complaint

Complaint alleging securities fraud involving individuals and entities in or from Belize, Bulgaria, Canada, Cayman Islands, Chile, Cyprus, Germany, Hong Kong, Hungary, Italy, Jersey, in the Channel Islands; Liechtenstein, Monaco, Singapore, Spain, Switzerland, United Kingdom, and USA in U. S. Securities and Exchange Commission v. Ronald Bauer, Craig James Auringer, Alon Friedlander, Massimilano Pozzoni, Daniel Mark Ferris, Petar Dmitrov Mihaylov, David Sidoo, and Adam Christopher Kambeitz at the U. S. District Court for the Southern District of New York.

USA v. Julius Csurgo et al: Criminal Indictment

Criminal Indictment alleging securities fraud and money laundering involving individuals or entities in or from the Bahamas, Canada, Cayman Islands, Croatia, Denmark, France, Hungary, Monaco, Spain, Switzerland, United Kingdom, and USA in USA v. Julius Csurgo and Anthony Korculanic at the U. S. District Court for the Southern District of New York.
Drio Item, Julius Capital Bank

Swiss lawyer Dario Item lied to obtain Antigua banking license, judgment shows

Madrid-based Swiss lawyer Dario Item, 49, who serves as Antigua and Barbuda's Ambassador to Spain, Liechtenstein, and Monaco, lied to Antigua's financial regulator when successfully applying for a bank license in 2018, apparently to conceal an investigation in Labuan that led to his corporate disqualification and the closure of his bank there the following year, OffshoreAlert can reveal.

USA v. Christopher Emms et al: Superseding Indictment (‘North Korea Crypto Services’)

Superseding Indictment alleging the defendants "conspired with Virgil Griffith, a cryptocurrency expert and citizen of the United States, to illegally provide cryptocurrency and blockchain technology services to the Democratic People's Republic of Korea, in contravention of U.S. sanctions on the DPRK" in USA v. Alejandro Cao de Benós, a citizen of Spains, and Christopher Emms, a citizen of the United Kingdom, at the U.S. District Court for the Southern District of New York.

Jameena Ltd. et al v. Andrew Turner et al: Writ of Summons

Writ of Summons in Jameena Limited, of Jersey, in the Channels Islands, and Hassanco SA v. Gary Spiller, of Spain; Andrew Turner, Samuel Knowles, Conrad Nunez, Richard Niguid, Ricardo Fiorilli Lozano, and Michelle Baquit, all of France, at the Grand Court of the Cayman Islands.
MultiBank-Group

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.

TravelFront: Directors

Director Details for TravelFront, d.b.a. Travala, obtained from the Cayman Islands General Registry on December 27th, 2021.

AJ Ruiz Consultoria Empresarial SA v. BBVA et al: Amended Complaint

Amended Complaint “for unjust enrichment on behalf of thousands of creditors of the Schahin Group – a Brazilian oil and gas conglomerate with subsidiaries around the world, including in the United States – to recover more than $465 million that Defendants unlawfully obtained at those creditors’ expense” in AJ Ruiz Consultoria Empresarial S.A., solely as Judicial Administrator and foreign representative of Schahin Holding S/A, Agropecuária Alto do Turiassú Ltda, Agropecuária Maranhense S/A, Âmbar Empreendimentos e Participações S/C Ltda, Aquática Comunicações Ltda, Base Engenharia e Serviços De Petróleo e Gás S/A, Base Petróleo e Gas S/A, Companhia Ms De Participações, Companhia Schahin de Ativos, Companhia Schahin Securitizadora de Créditos Financeiros S/S Ltda, Construtora Mogno Ltda, Deep Black Drilling LLP, Foxborough Participações Ltda, Habitécnica Participações S/A, Habitécnica S/A Empreendimentos Imobiliários, Administração E Planejamento, HBF Participações Ltda, HHS Participações S/A, Intelis Automação e Controle Ltda, MTS Participações Ltda, S&S Holding Elétrica S/A, S2 Participações Ltda, Satasch Participações Ltda, SCH 14 Sondas de Produções Marítimas S/A, SCH07 Participações Ltda, SCH08 Participações Ltda, SCH13 Participações Ltda, SCH15 Participações Ltda, Schahin Administração e Informática Ltda, Schahin Ativos Companhia Schahin Securitizadora de Créditos Financeiros S/A, Schahin Capital SPE 1 S/A, Schahin Capital SPE 2 S/A, Schahin Desenolvimento Imobiliário S/A, Schahin Empreendimentos Imobiliários Ltda, Schahin Energia S/A, Schahin Participações Ltda, Schahin Securitizadora De Créditos Financeiros S/A, and SM Participações S/A v. Banco Bilbao Vizcaya Argentaria, S.A., of Spain; Banco Bilbao Vizcaya Argentaria, S.A., Grand Cayman Branch, of the Cayman Islands; Caterpillar Financial Services Corporation, of Delaware; Crédit Industriel et Commercial, of France; Deutsche Bank AG, London Branch, of England; Deutsche Bank Trust Company Americas, of New York; Hamburg Commercial Bank AG, of Germany; Intesa Sanpaolo, S.p.A., New York Branch; Itau BBA International Plc, of England; Mitsubishi Corporation, of Japan; Mitsubishi UFJ Lease & Finance (U.S.A.) Inc., of Delaware; Mizuho Bank, Ltd., of Japan; MS Drillship I S.A., of Panama; Nomura Corporate Funding Americas, LLC, of Delaware; Shinhan Bank, of South Korea; Standard Chartered Bank, of England, and UniCredit Bank AG, of Germany, at the U. S. District Court for the Southern District of New York.

USA v. Alvaro Pulido Vargas et al: Criminal Indictment

Criminal Indictment alleging money laundering involving bribery in Venezuela in USA v. Alvaro Pulido Vargas, a.k.a. German Enrique Rubio Salas, a citizen of Colombia; Jose Gregorio Vielma Mora, a citizen of Venezuela and a former Governor of the Venezuelan State of Tachira; Emmanuel Enrique Rubio Gonzalez, a citizen of Colombia; Carlos Rolando Lizcano Manrique, a citizen of Colombia, and Ana Guillermo Luis, a citizen of Spain and Venezuela, at the U. S. District Court for the Southern District of Florida.

Phoenix Payments Ltd.: €435K Fine

Public Notice by the Malta Financial Intelligence Analysis Unit that it has imposed a fine of €435,576 on Phoenix Payments Limited for regulatory breaches.

SEC v. Jose Sanchez: TRO Motion

SEC's Motion for a Temporary Restraining Order in U. S. Securities and Exchange Commission v. Jose Luis Casero Sanchez, described as citizen of Spain who worked in Poland, as Defendant, and Jose Luis Casero Abellan and Maria Isabel Sanchez Gonzalez, both citizens of Spain, as Relief Defendants, at the U. S. District Court for the Southern District of New York.

SEC v. Jose Sanchez: Complaint

Complaint alleging "repeated acts of insider trading by Defendant Sanchez, who abused his position of trust as a Senior Analyst in the Compliance Division of a prominent United States-based investment bank to reap hundreds of thousands of dollars in illegal trading profits" in U. S. Securities and Exchange Commission v. Jose Luis Casero Sanchez, described as citizen of Spain who worked in Poland while the alleged offenses were allegedly committed, as Defendant, and Jose Luis Casero Abellan and Maria Isabel Sanchez Gonzalez, both citizens of Spain, as Relief Defendants, at the U. S. District Court for the Southern District of New York.

Jonathan Lowry et al v. Gabriel Edelman et al: Complaint

Complaint alleging "fraudulent inducement to invest in cryptocurrency followed by embezzlement of that investment" in Jonathan Lowry, individually and derivatively on behalf of Vix Capital Partners LP v. Gabriel Edelman, , described as a resident of New York and Spain; Vix Capital Partners LP, Edelman Blockchain Advisors, Nehemia Markovits, Louis Taubman, Hunter Taubman Rischer & Li LLC, IFM Investors, of Australia; Interactive Brokers, Chen Edelman, described as a resident of New York and Spain, and Jiyson Edelman at the U. S. District Court for the Southern District of New York.

Recovery Partners GP Ltd. et al v. Fisher Island Investments Inc. et al: Discovery Application

Application by Recovery Partners GP Limited, of the British Virgin Islands, and Revoker LLP, of England, to take discovery from Fisher Island Investments, Inc., Fisher Island Holdings, LLC, PDS Development LLC, and PDS HOLDCO I LLC for use in legal proceedings in England "against Irakli Rukhadze, Igor Alexeev, Benjamin Marson, Hunnewell Partners (UK) LP, Hunnewell Partners (BVI) Limited, Park Street (GP) Limited, Park Street (BR) Limited, Park Street (GS) Limited, Park Street (L) Limited" regarding "the identification and recovery of assets belonging directly or indirectly to the members of the family of the late Georgian businessman, Arkadi Patarkatsishvili", filed at the U. S. District Court for the Southern District of Florida.

USA v. Anthony Stimler: Criminal Information

Criminal Information alleging conspiracy to violate the Foreign Corrupt Practices Act and money laundering regarding an alleged bribery scheme involving individuals and entities in or from the British Virgin Islands, Cyprus, Israel, Mexico, Nigeria, Spain, Switzerland, United Kingdom, and USA in USA v. Anthony Stimler, a citizen of the United Kingdom who worked as a trader, at the U. S. District Court for the Southern District of New York.

AJ Ruiz Consultoria Empresarial SA v. BBVA et al: Complaint

Complaint “for unjust enrichment on behalf of thousands of creditors of the Schahin Group – a Brazilian oil and gas conglomerate with subsidiaries around the world, including in the United States – to recover more than $465 million that Defendants unlawfully obtained at those creditors’ expense” in AJ Ruiz Consultoria Empresarial S.A., solely as Judicial Administrator and foreign representative of Schahin Holding S/A, Agropecuária Alto do Turiassú Ltda, Agropecuária Maranhense S/A, Âmbar Empreendimentos e Participações S/C Ltda, Aquática Comunicações Ltda, Base Engenharia e Serviços De Petróleo e Gás S/A, Base Petróleo e Gas S/A, Companhia Ms De Participações, Companhia Schahin de Ativos, Companhia Schahin Securitizadora de Créditos Financeiros S/S Ltda, Construtora Mogno Ltda, Deep Black Drilling LLP, Foxborough Participações Ltda, Habitécnica Participações S/A, Habitécnica S/A Empreendimentos Imobiliários, Administração E Planejamento, HBF Participações Ltda, HHS Participações S/A, Intelis Automação e Controle Ltda, MTS Participações Ltda, S&S Holding Elétrica S/A, S2 Participações Ltda, Satasch Participações Ltda, SCH 14 Sondas de Produções Marítimas S/A, SCH07 Participações Ltda, SCH08 Participações Ltda, SCH13 Participações Ltda, SCH15 Participações Ltda, Schahin Administração e Informática Ltda, Schahin Ativos Companhia Schahin Securitizadora de Créditos Financeiros S/A, Schahin Capital SPE 1 S/A, Schahin Capital SPE 2 S/A, Schahin Desenolvimento Imobiliário S/A, Schahin Empreendimentos Imobiliários Ltda, Schahin Energia S/A, Schahin Participações Ltda, Schahin Securitizadora De Créditos Financeiros S/A, and SM Participações S/A v. Banco Bilbao Vizcaya Argentaria, S.A., of Spain; Banco Bilbao Vizcaya Argentaria, S.A., Grand Cayman Branch, of the Cayman Islands; Caterpillar Financial Services Corporation, of Delaware; Crédit Industriel et Commercial, of France; Deutsche Bank AG, London Branch, of England; Deutsche Bank Trust Company Americas, of New York; Hamburg Commercial Bank AG, of Germany; Intesa Sanpaolo, S.p.A., New York Branch; Itau BBA International Plc, of England; Mitsubishi Corporation, of Japan; Mitsubishi UFJ Lease & Finance (U.S.A.) Inc., of Delaware; Mizuho Bank, Ltd., of Japan; MS Drillship I S.A., of Panama; Nomura Corporate Funding Americas, LLC, of Delaware; Shinhan Bank, of South Korea; Standard Chartered Bank, of England, and UniCredit Bank AG, of Germany, at the U. S. District Court for the Southern District of New York.

Depaho Ltd.: License Suspension

Public Notice by the Cyprus Securities and Exchange Commission announcing that it has suspended the license of Depaho Ltd. for regulatory breaches. Editor's Note: Research by OffshoreAlert at the Cyprus Registrar of Companies showed that Depaho Ltd. was incorporated in Cyprus on August 11th, 2011 and its directors are Hananel Levi, Charalampos Hatziokonomou, Aida Rizk, Petros Nakouzi, Neda Herodotou, and Marios Economou. On the company's website at www.depaho.eu, it is stated that Depaho Ltd. "operates under the brand names GTCM, FXGM and TradeApp" and, apart from Cyprus, "is also authorized by the South Africa Financial Sector Conduct Authority".

‘Remove content about my client or be sued,’ writes Sergi Pujol’s ‘reputation manager’

Letter to the Editor from Josep Coll Rodríguez, described as a reputation management lawyer in Barcelona representing Sergi Pujol, seeking the removal from OffshoreAlert's website and de-indexing from search engines of an application to collect evidence filed by the USA at federal court in Washington, D.C. regarding a Spanish criminal investigation into Pujol for suspected fraud and misappropriation, claiming that publication of the document violates European privacy laws.

Stoneway Capital Ltd. et al: Chapter 11 Petition

Chapter 11 Petition by Stoneway Capital Ltd., of the British Virgin Islands; Stoneway Capital Corporation, of Canada; Stoneway Energy International LP, of Canada; Stoneway Energy LP, of New York; Stoneway Group LP, of New York, and Stoneway Power Generation Inc., of New York, all part of a group whose "principal business" is "the construction, ownership and operation of four power-generating plants in Argentina that provide electricity to the wholesale electricity market in Argentina", at the U. S. Bankruptcy Court for the Southern District of New York. The biggest creditors include companies based in Argentina, British Virgin Islands, Canada, England, Spain, and the United States.

Polygon Global Partners LLP v. Kohlberg Kravis Roberts et al: Discovery Application

Application by Polygon Global Partners LLP to take discovery from Kohlberg Kravis Roberts & Co. LP law firm, Jason Carss, described as KKR's "Managing Director of Legal", and Terence Gallagher, described as KKR's "Managing Director on the Finance team", for use in legal proceedings in Spain "brought to challenge administrative decisions of the Spanish National Securities Market Commission (Comisión Nacional del Mercado de Valores, hereafter "CNMV"), by which the CNMV authorized Lorca Telecom BidCo, S.A.U. to take over and delist Spanish telecommunications company, MasMovil Ibercom, S.A.", filed at the U. S. District Court for the Southern District of New York.

Polygon Global Partners LLP v. Providence Equity Partners LLC: Discovery Application

Application by Polygon Global Partners LLP to take discovery from Providence Equity Partners LLC "for use in two proceedings before the Audiencia Nacional ("Spanish National High Court") in Madrid, where Polygon is contesting decisions taken by the CNMV, Spain's principal securities regulator, in a challenged takeover bid", filed at the U. S. District Court for the District of Rhode Island.

Moody’s Investors Service Ltd. et al: Penalties

Public Notice by the European Securities and Markets Authority that it has imposed penalties on Moody's Investors Service Ltd., Moody's France S.A.S., Moody's Deutschland GmbH, Moody's Italia S.r.l., and Moody's Investors Service España S.A.

Phoenix Payments Ltd.: €32K Fine

Public Notice by the Malta Financial Services Authority that it has imposed a fine of €32,400 on Phoenix Payments Limited for regulatory breaches. Editor's Note: Research by OffshoreAlert in the Malta Business Registry showed that Phoenix Payments Ltd. was incorporated in Malta on November 21st, 2016, its directors are Francesc Xavier Alabart Lopez, a citizen of Spain; Keith Farrugia, a citizen of Malta, and Marco Lavanna, a citizen of Italy residing in Switzerland, previous directors include Alexander Vella, who resigned effective May 8th, 2020, Ivan Fsandi, John Pollacco, who both resigned effective December 1st, 2019, and Dmitrij Kozelkin, who resigned effective September 2nd, 2019, and its shareholders are Fenice Holding SA, of Switzerland, and Marco Lavanna.

Phoenix Payments Ltd.: Inspector Appointment

Public Notice by the Malta Financial Services Authority that it has appointed an Inspector "investigate and report on the affairs of" Phoenix Payments Limited. Editor's Note: Research by OffshoreAlert in the Malta Business Registry showed that Phoenix Payments Ltd. was incorporated in Malta on November 21st, 2016, its directors are Francesc Xavier Alabart Lopez, a citizen of Spain; Keith Farrugia, a citizen of Malta, and Marco Lavanna, a citizen of Italy residing in Switzerland, its previous directors include Alexander Vella, who resigned effective May 8th, 2020, Ivan Fsandi, John Pollacco, who both resigned effective December 1st, 2019, and Dmitrij Kozelkin, who resigned effective September 2nd, 2019, and its shareholders are Fenice Holding SA, of Switzerland, and Marco Lavanna.

VoIP Guardian Partners I LLC v. VoIP Guardian LLC et al: Complaint

Complaint for damages of at least $172 million alleging fraudulent transfers, breach of fiduciary duty, and unjust enrichment in VoIP Guardian Partners I LLC, described as "a telecom factoring company" v. VoIP Guardian LLC, of Delaware; Rodney Omanoff, of California; Omanoff America LLC, of Delaware; Omanoff America Telecom LLC, of Delaware; Contacts & Contracts Inc., of Delaware; Mudmonth LLC, of Nevada; Philipson International LLC, of Delaware; Richard Omanoff, Owl America Inc., of Delaware; Mark Proto, of California; Joseph Rahman, of New Jersey; Youssef Rahman, Zoom Telecom Inc., of Nevada; John O. Philipson, of California; DealDefenders LLC, of Delaware; Ikarim Business Services Ltd., of the United Kingdom; I Karim Business Services LLC, of Delaware; IKB Services Ltd., of the United Kingdom; IKBS LLC, of Delaware; Mohammed Shakeel Mughal, of England; Najd Technologies Limited, of Dubai; Indigo11 Services Limited, of the United Kingdom; Indigo 11 Services LLC, of Delaware; Nazmul Hoque, of England; Telacme Limited, of Hong Kong; Balaji Mahadevan, of India; Colin Bernard Eccles, of Ireland; LtdTel SL, of Spain; Inter-Switch Ltd., of Hong Kong; Vineet Singh Notwal, of Hong Kong; Shirley Sabia Therese van Kerkhove, of Hong Kong; Arco Telecom Limited, of Gibraltar; Tee Telecommunications Inc., of New Jersey; 2365 Azure LLC, of Florida, and Tarek Katis, of New Jersey, at the U. S. District Court for the Central District of California.

StepChange Data Sidecar Fund LLC et al v. StepChange Data Inc. et al: Receivership Petition

Petition for Appointment of a Receiver alleging a $2.4 million fraud involving "Bitcoin mining operations" in StepChange Data Sidecar Fund LLC, of Washington; Seattle Angel Fund III, of Washington; SnellCap SA, of Luxembourg; Hestia Finance Sarl, of Luxembourg; Karl Anders Aidanpä, described as a resident of Spain, and Sven Hemmingsson, described as a resident of Sweden v. StepChange Data Inc., Malachi Salcido, Catherine L. Salcido, Nick Warner, Carrie Warner, and Salcido Enterprises LLC, all of Washington, at the Superior Court of the State of Washington, County of Chelan.

USA v. Curtis Lehner et al: Criminal Indictment

Criminal Indictment alleging securities fraud and money laundering involving individuals or entities in or from the Bahamas, Canada, Croatia, Denmark, France, Germany, Monaco, Spain, Switzerland, Turkey, United Kingdom and USA in USA v. Curtis Lehner, Courtney Vasseur, Hasan Sario, and Domenic Calabrigo at the U. S. District Court for the Southern District of New York.

British ‘crypto-friendly’ travel booking firm Travala facing strike off

UPDATED: Shortly after OffshoreAlert reported that British 'blockchain-based, cryptocurrency-friendly' online travel booking start-up Travala, which has raised over £2 million from investors and is now owned by a Cayman Islands firm, was facing compulsory strike off for failure to file its accounts, the firm filed unaudited "Micro-entity Accounts" with Companies House that contained scant details.

TravelFront: Corporate Information

Corporate Information, including the names of directors, for TravelFront, an online travel booking platform, obtained from the Cayman Islands General Registry on January 15th, 2021.

Real Exchange (REX) Ltd.: ‘No New Clients’ Order

Public Notice by the Malta Financial Services Authority that it was directed Real Exchange (REX) Limited "to cease the on-boarding of new clients with immediate effect". Editor's Note: Research by OffshoreAlert in the Malta Business Registry showed that Real Exchange (REX) Limited was incorporated in Malta on September 3rd, 2018, its directors are Adriano Cefai, of Malta; Viktor Kochetov, and Alexander Yelsky, both citizens of Ukraine, and its sole shareholder is K-Worldwide Group 18 Ltd., which was incorporated in Malta on September 25th, 2019, whose directors are Adriano Cefai, Viktor Kochetov, and Alexander Yelsky, and whose shareholders are Kyrrex Holding Limited, of Cyprus; Peter's Lab Spolka z Ograniczona Odpowiedzialnoscia, of Poland; RV70 Holding Limited, of England; Adriano Cefai, Darko Perovic, of Marbella, Spain; Yermek Tursunov, of Kazakhstan, and Clarissa Zammit Maempel, of Malta. According to records maintained by the Cyprus Registrar of Companies, Kyrrex Holding Limited was incorporated on October 2nd, 2018 and its directors are Viktor Kochetov and Lazarus Ioannou. According to Companies House for England and Wales, RV70 Holding Limited was incorporated on November 20th, 2014 and its sole director and controlling person is Ruggero Venturini, described as a citizen of Italy residing in Malta. On the website of Real Exchange (REX) Limited at kyrrex.com, it is stated: "Founded in June 2016, Kyrrex is a digital wallet and professional platform where traders and consumers can trade in new digital assets - cryptocurrencies, such as Bitcoin, Ethereum, Ripple, EOS, Litecoin, Cardano, NEO, Monero and many others."

Unión Fenosa Gas S.A. v. Egypt et al: Complaint

Complaint "to invalidate, at least as to UFG, Egypt's fraudulent agreement purporting to transfer funds into a trust, with BNY Mellon serving as the purported trustee, for the sole purpose of shielding those funds from attachment by UFG, which holds a judgment against Egypt for over US$ 2 billion" in Unión Fenosa Gas S.A., of Spain v. Arab Republic of Egypt, The Bank of New York Mellon Corporation, and The Bank of New York Mellon SA/NV, Luxembourg Branch at the U. S. District Court for the Southern District of New York.