St. Kitts & Nevis

SEC v. Frederick Sharp et al: Complaint

Complaint alleging "a sophisticated, multiyear, multi-national attack on the United States financial markets and retail United States investors by foreign and domestic actors" in which the defendants "schemed to sell fraudulently hundreds of millions of dollars in stocks in the United States markets" in U. S. Securities and Exchange Commission v. Frederick L. Sharp, described as a citizen of the United States; Zhiying Yvonne Gasarch, a.k.a. Zhiying Chen, described as a dual citizen of Canada and China; Courtney Kelln, Mike K. Veldhuis, described as a citizen of the Netherlands; Paul Sexton, described as a citizen of the United Kingdom; Jackson T. Friesen, Graham R. Taylor, described as a citizen of the United Kingdom, all residents of British Columbia, Canada; William T. Kaitz, of Maryland, and Avtar S. Dhillon, described as a citizen of Canada residing in Long Beach, California, at the U. S. District Court for the District of Massachusetts.

USA v. Federal Express et al: ‘John Doe’ Summonses Petition

Ex Parte Petition for Leave to Serve 'John Doe' Summonses as part of an IRS investigation into U.S. taxpayers who are suspected of tax evasion using the services of Panama Offshore Legal Services, described as "a Panamanian law firm that has been providing offshore services since 2000", allegedly offering legal structures formed in several jurisdictions, including Belize, the British Virgin Islands, Delaware, Nevis, Nevada, Panama, Saint Vincent and the Grenadines, and Switzerland, in USA v. Federal Express Corporation, a.k.a. FedEx Express; Fed Ex Ground Package System, Inc., a.k.a. FedEx Ground; DHL Express (USA), Inc., United Parcel Service, Inc., the Federal Reserve Bank of New York, The Clearing House Payments Company LLC, HSBC Bank USA, N.A., Citibank, N.A., Wells Fargo Bank, N.A., and Bank of America, N.A. at the U. S. District Court for the Southern District of New York.

USA v. Western Union: ‘John Doe’ Summons Petition

Ex Parte Petition for Leave to Serve 'John Doe' Summons as part of an IRS investigation into U.S. taxpayers who are suspected of tax evasion using the services of Panama Offshore Legal Services, described as "a Panamanian firm that assists clients in concealing their beneficial ownership of assets", in USA v. Western Union Financial Services Inc. at the U. S. District Court for the District of Colorado.

USA v. MoneyGram: ‘John Doe’ Summons Petition

Ex Parte Petition for Leave to Serve 'John Doe' Summons as part of an IRS investigation into U.S. taxpayers who are suspected of tax evasion using the services of Panama Offshore Legal Services, described as "a Panamanian firm that assists clients in concealing their beneficial ownership of assets", in USA v. MoneyGram Payment Systems Inc. at the U. S. District Court for the District of Minnesota.

USA v. Carlos Kepke: Criminal Indictment

Criminal Indictment alleging tax fraud conspiracy involving accounts or companies in Belize, British Virgin Islands, Cayman Islands, Nevis, and Switzerland in USA v. Carlos E. Kepke, who was described as "an attorney specializing in creating and maintaining foreign trusts and companies for his clients", at the U. S. District Court for the Northern District of California.

USA v. Colorado Property et al: Forfeiture Complaint

Forfeiture Complaint in USA v. Property in Colorado and $77 million held in the name of Edge Capital Investments Ltd., of Nevis, at Mirabaud Bank, in Switzerland, that are "directly traceable" to a "debt buyback fraud scheme" involving, inter alia, Robert Brockman, Robert Smith, Evatt Tamine, and companies and accounts in Bermuda, British Virgin Islands, Nevis, and Switzerland at the U. S. District Court for the District of Colorado.

Prestige Trust Company Ltd.: ‘Unlicensed’

Public Notice by the Nevis Financial Services Regulatory Commission that Prestige Trust Company Limited "is no longer licensed to conduct registered agent business". Editor's Note: Research by OffshoreAlert showed that, on its website at www.prestigetrustco.com, Prestige Trust Company's representatives are identified as: "Resident Personnel" - Stevyn L. Bartlette, Managing Director; Vernel Powell, Director, and Herman Liburd, Legal Consultant; "International Affiliates" - "Trininty [sic] International Holdings Ltd., Mr. Nigel Nonkovic - UK", which appears to be a reference to British firm Trinity Holdings International Limited, and "Offshore Affiliate of New York, Mrs. Shana Midgette - New York".

Northern and Western Insurance Company Ltd. v. BSG Valentine: Amended Defense

Amended Defense involving allegations of fraud in Northern and Western Insurance Company Limited (in Liquidation), of Nevis, represented by its Joint Liquidators, Keiran Hutchison, of the Cayman Islands, and Roy Bailey, of the British Virgin Islands v. BSG Valentine, an accounting firm in London, England, at the High Court of Justice for England and Wales.

St. John’s Trust Company (PVT) Ltd. v. James Watlington et al: Ruling

Ruling regarding the A. Eugene Brockman Charitable Trust in St. John's Trust Company (PVT) Limited v. James Watlington, Glenn Ferguson, Cabarita (PTC) Limited, of Nevis, as Trustee of The Waterford Charitable Trust; The Attorney General, and James Geoffrey Stephen Gilbert, as Defendants, and Medlands (PTC) Limited and Conyers Dill & Pearman Limited, as Non-Parties, at Bermuda Supreme Court.

USA v. Natalino D’Amato: Criminal Indictment

Criminal Indictment alleging money laundering regarding Petróleos de Venezuela SA, a.k.a. PDVSA, "the state-owned and state-controlled oil company of Venezuela" in USA v. Natalino D'Amato, described by the U.S. Department of Justice as a dual citizen of Venezuela and Italy who, inter alia, "owned and controlled a Nevis-based corporation called Kronos Enterprises Corp.", at the U. S. District Court for the Southern District of Florida.

USA v. Edge Capital Investments Ltd.: Forfeiture Application

Application for a warrant to seize $77.8 million held at Mirabaud Bank, in Switzerland, that originated from Bermuda Commercial Bank and is the suspected proceeds of an alleged fraud and money laundering scheme involving "two U.S. billionaires, Robert Smith and Robert Brockman" in USA v. Edge Capital Investments Ltd., of Nevis, at the U. S. District Court for the District of Colorado.

US tycoon Robert Brockman indicted for ‘$2B offshore tax fraud scheme’

US software tycoon Robert Brockman has been criminally indicted in California for an alleged $2 billion offshore tax evasion scheme involving accounts and entities in Bermuda, British Virgin Islands, Cayman Islands, Nevis, and Switzerland. In a related case, billionaire private equity boss Robert Smith agreed to pay penalties of $139 million to avoid prosecution.

USA v. Robert F. Smith: Deferred Prosecution Agreement

Deferred Prosecution Agreement in which the defendant agreed to pay tax, penalties, and interest totaling $139.2 million regarding "an illegal scheme to conceal income and evade taxes he owed by using an offshore trust structure with related foreign corporations and offshore bank accounts, and by willfully filing a series of false documents with the Internal Revenue Service" involving entities and accounts in Belize, Bermuda, British Virgin Islands, Cayman Islands, Nevis, and Switzerland in USA v. Robert F. Smith, of Austin, Texas, at the U. S. District Court for the Northern District of California.

National Bank Trust v. Connecticut Shotgun Manufacturing Company et al: Discovery Application

Application by National Bank Trust to take discovery from Connecticut Shotgun Manufacturing Company, Wells Fargo Bank, and Summit Investment Management Ltd. for use in legal proceedings in England alleging fraud against Ilya Yurov, Sergey Belyaev, Nikolay Fetisov, Nataliya Yurova, Irina Belyaeva, and Elena Pischulina and "in aid of enforcement of a judgment entered in the U.K. Action in the approximate amount of U.S. $900 million", filed at the U. S. District Court for the District of Connecticut.

USA v. Robert Brockman: Criminal Indictment

Criminal Indictment alleging conspiracy to defraud the USA, tax evasion, wire fraud, FBAR violations, money laundering, evidence tampering, and destruction of evidence regarding an alleged scheme to conceal approximately $2 billion of capital gains income and involving entities and accounts in Bermuda, British Virgin Islands, Cayman Islands, Nevis, and Switzerland, in USA v. Robert T. Brockman, of Houston, Texas, at the U. S. District Court for the Northern District of California.

CKR Law LLP v. Anderson Investments International LLC et al: Petition to Compel Arbitration

Petition to Compel Arbitration regarding allegations of fraud in CKR Law LLP, formerly Crone Kline Rinde LLP, a California company based in New York v. Anderson Investments International LLC, described as a Nevis company based in Dubai; Paramount Services LLC, a.k.a. Paramount Services Ltd., described as a Nevis company based in Dubai; Intech Holdings (HK) Limited, a.k.a. Intech International Group Co. Limited, a.k.a. Intech Holdings Inc., of Hong Kong; White Rock Electronic Trading LLC, of Dubai; BMR Consulting, of Dubai; Ravi Rach, a.k.a. Edmund White, of Dubai; Gulzhan Namazbaeva, of Dubai, and Satyabrato Chakravarty, of Dubai, at the U. S. District Court for the Southern District of New York.

SEC v. Ongkaruck Sripetch et al: TRO Motion

SEC's Ex Parte Application for Temporary Restraining Order Freezing Assets and Granting Other Relief against Ongkaruck Sripetch, Brehnen Knight, Amanda Flores, and Ashmit Patel in U. S. Securities and Exchange Commission v. Ongkaruck Sripetch, of Las Vegas, NV; Amanda Flores, of Las Vegas, NV; Brehnen Knight, of Escondido, CA; Andrew McAlpine, a citizen of Canada residing in the Cayman Islands; Ashmit Patel, a citizen of Canada residing in Ontario; Michael Wexler, a citizen of Canada residing in Ottawa; Dominic Williams, of Bonita, CA; Adtron Inc., a.k.a. Stockpalooza.com, of Nevada; ATG Inc., of Nevada; DOIT Ltd., domicile not specified; Doji Capital, Inc., of California; King Mutual Solutions Inc., of Nevada; Optimus Prime Financial Inc., of California; Orca Bridge, of Nevada; Redline International, of Nevis and California, and UAIM Corporation, of Belize, at the U. S. District Court for the Southern District of California.

Cayman penny stock broker Andrew McAlpine arrested in US for alleged fraud

Penny stock broker Andrew McAlpine, a Canadian living in the Cayman Islands, is in custody in the U.S. after being criminally indicted for securities fraud. He's also one of 16 individual and corporate defendants accused of a $6M fraud "involving at least 20 penny stock companies" in a related SEC civil complaint.

SEC v. Andrew McAlpine et al: Complaint

Complaint alleging the defendants "worked in concert to engage in numerous fraudulent schemes and other violations of the federal securities laws, involving at least 20 penny stock companies" in U. S. Securities and Exchange Commission v. Ongkaruck Sripetch, of Las Vegas, NV; Amanda Flores, of Las Vegas, NV; Brehnen Knight, of Escondido, CA; Andrew McAlpine, a citizen of Canada residing in the Cayman Islands; Ashmit Patel, a citizen of Canada residing in Ontario; Michael Wexler, a citizen of Canada residing in Ottawa; Dominic Williams, of Bonita, CA; Adtron Inc., a.k.a. Stockpalooza.com, of Nevada; ATG Inc., of Nevada; DOIT Ltd., domicile not specified; Doji Capital, Inc., of California; King Mutual Solutions Inc., of Nevada; Optimus Prime Financial Inc., of California; Orca Bridge, of Nevada; Redline International, of Nevis and California, and UAIM Corporation, of Belize, at the U. S. District Court for the Southern District of California.

Integris Trust Company Ltd.: Warning

Public Warning by the Nevis Financial Services Regulatory Commission that "Integris Trust Company Ltd. is no longer licensed to conduct registered agent business in or from within the island of Nevis".

CaribePay (Nevis) Ltd.: Public Warning

Public Warning by the Nevis Financial Services Regulatory Commission that CaribePay (Nevis) Limited "is currently not licensed by the FSRC to carry on business". Editor's Note: On a website at caribepay.com, it is stated that CaribePay (Nevis) Limited, of Nevis, and CaribePay Solutions (SK) Limited, of St. Kitts, comprise 'CaribePay Solutions', which claims to be "a fast, simple, and secure cashless e-payments system being introduced to St. Kitts and Nevis". There is no information on the website about who owns and operates the company and ownership of the domain name 'caribepay.com' is concealed using a privacy service. Deon Herbert was identified as the "Owner of CaribePay" in a press release by the Nevis Island Administration on April 23rd, 2018.

USA v. Ramon Abbas: Criminal Complaint

Criminal Complaint alleging conspiracy to engage in money laundering in USA v. Ramon Olorunwa Abbas, a.k.a. Ray Hushpuppi, described as "a Nigerian national living in the United Arab Emirates" and a holder of a passport issued by Saint Kitts and Nevis and "one of the leaders of a transnational network that facilitates computer intrusions, fraudulent schemes (including BEC [business email compromise] schemes), and money laundering, targeting victims around the world in schemes designed to steal hundreds of millions of dollars", at the U. S. District Court for the Central District of California.

La Dolce Vita Fine Dining Company Ltd. et al v. Zhang Lan et al : Notice of Motion to Confirm Order of Attachment

Notice of Motion to Confirm Order of Attachment following an arbitration award of $142 million regarding allegations of fraud in La Dolce Vita Fine Dining Company Limited, and La Dolce Vita Fine Dining Group Holdings Limited, both of the Cayman Islands v. Zhang Lan, described in the motion as "a citizen and resident of China" and, in an exhibit, as "a citizen and resident of St. Kitts and Nevis"; Grand Lan Holdings Group (BVI) Limited, of the British Virgin Islands; Qiao Jiang Lan Development Limited, f.k.a. South Beauty Development Limited, of the British Virgin Islands, and Metro Joy International LLC, of New York, at the U. S. District Court for the Southern District of New York.

YS GM Marfin II LLC et al v. The Clearing House Payments Company LLC et al: Discovery Application

Application by YS GM Marfin II LLC, YS GM MF VII LLC, YS GM MF VIII LLC, YS GM MF IX LLC, and YS GM MF X LLC to take discovery from The Clearing House Payments Company LLC, Bank of America, Bank of China, The Bank of New York Mellon, BNP Paribas USA, Citibank, Commerzbank AG, Deutsche Bank Trust Company Americas, HSBC Bank USA, JPMorgan Chase Bank, Societe Generale, Standard Chartered Bank, UBS AG, and Wells Fargo Bank for use in "pending and contemplated proceedings" in England, Malaysia and other countries regarding "a brazen $89.2 million multinational maritime fraud" allegedly by Muhammad Tahir Lakhani, and his two sons, Muhammad Ali Lakhani and Muhammad Hasan Lakhani, who are described as "British and Pakistani dual nationals ordinarily resident in England, Pakistan and//or the United Arab Emirates", and involving several jurisdictions, including Nevis, Marshall Islands, Palau, and Panama, filed at the U. S. District Court for the Southern District of Florida.

St. John’s Trust Company (PVT) Ltd. v. James Watlington et al: Judgment

Judgment in St. John's Trust Company (PVT) Limited, whose "sole shareholder is another private trust company, domiciled in Nevis, called Cabarita" v. James Watlington, Glenn Ferguson, Cabarita (PTC) Limited, in its personal capacity and as Trustee of The Waterford Charitable Trust, and The Attorney General at Bermuda Supreme Court. Editor's Note: In the judgment, it is stated that Evatt Tamine, an Australian barrister, was being sued for allegedly "stealing trust assets of the value of more than $20 million" and that he was a "co-operating witness" in a "tax and money laundering investigation" by the U. S. Department of Justice and IRS into "more than USD 2 billion of unreported gains" involving the Bermuda-domiciled A. Eugene Brockman Charitable Trust.

St. Kitts & Nevis AG v. Denzil Douglas: Judgment

Judgment disqualifying a former Prime Minister of Saint Kitts and Nevis from serving as a Member of Parliament in the National Assembly because he received a diplomatic passport issued by Dominica in The Attorney General of Saint Kitts and Nevis v. Denzil Douglas at the Court of Appeal for Saint Kitts and Nevis.

Tanzania Tanzil v. Lindsay Grant et al: Ruling

Ruling regarding misappropriation, breach of trust, and breach of fiduciary duty in Tanzania Tobing Tanzil, an applicant under a "Citizenship by Investment Programme" v. Lindsay F.P. Grant and Jonel F. H. Powell, partners in the law firm of Grant, Powell & Co., at the High Court of Justice for Saint Kitts and Nevis.

United American Corp. v. Bitmain Inc. et al: Amended Complaint

Amended Complaint alleging "a scheme by a tight knit network of individuals and organizations to manipulate the cryptocurrency market for Bitcoin Cash" in United American Corp., of Florida v. Bitmain Inc., of Delaware; Roger Ver, described as a resident of Japan; Bitmain Technologies Ltd., described as a Hong Kong company based in China; Jihan Wu, described as a resident of China; Payward Ventures Inc., d.b.a. Kraken, of Delaware; Jesse Powell, Shammah Chancellor, and Jason Cox, all of California, at the U. S. District Court for the Southern District of Florida.

XiO Fund LLP v. Silicon Valley Bank: Discovery Application

Application by Gwynn Hopkins, of Perun Consultants Limited, in Hong Kong, and Gordon MacRae, of Kalo (Cayman) Limited, of the Cayman Islands, as Joint and Several Interim Receivers of XiO Fund LLP, of the Cayman Islands, to take discovery from Silicon Valley Bank for use in legal proceedings in the Cayman Islands, filed at the U. S. District Court for the Northern District of California. Editor's Note: This discovery application includes, as an exhibit, a copy of the underlying complaint alleging fraud involving hundreds of millions of dollars that was filed under seal at the Grand Court of the Cayman Islands on May 8th, 2019 and, eight months later, remains sealed as part of the Cayman Court's secretly-imposed mass-sealing policy - implemented by Chief Justice Anthony Smellie - that conceals from public view even the existence of many cases involving allegations of impropriety and insolvency against the jurisdiction's hedge funds.

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.

David Bandimere: Findings & Sanctions

Order Making Findings and Imposing Remedial Sanctions against David F. Bandimere regarding "two Ponzi schemes" - Nevis-domiciled IV Capital Ltd. and New Mexico-domiciled Universal Consulting Resources LLC - before the U. S. Securities and Exchange Commission.

Kevin Huggins v. Eastern Caribbean Central Bank: Judgment

Judgment in Kevin Huggins, described as "a shareholder" of the Bank of Nevis Limited who was removed as a director and chairman of the bank after regulator ECCB determined he was "not a fit and proper person" v. Eastern Caribbean Central Bank at the Saint Kitts and Nevis High Court.

XBT Corp Sarl: Findings & Sanctions (SEC)

Order Instituting Proceedings, Making Findings and Imposing Sanctions for violating "the registration and exchange trading provisions of the Securities Act and the Exchange Act" against XBT Corp Sarl, d.b.a. First Global Credit, a cryptocurrency exchange firm domiciled in Switzerland, formerly d.b.a. First Global Credit Nevis, before the Securities and Exchange Commission.

CFTC v. Blake Kantor et al: Default Judgment

Default judgment regarding an alleged fraud involving a cryptocurrency known as 'ATM Coin' in Commodity Futures Trading Commission v. Blake Harrison Kantor, a.k.a. Bill Gordon, of New York, NY; Nathan Mullins, of Forest Hills, NY; Blue Bit Banc, described as "a business entity that purports, on its website, to be owned and operated by Biz-E-Bee Services, Ltd. in the U.K."; Blue Bit Analytics Ltd., apparently of the Turks and Caicos Islands; G. Thomas Client Services, of New York, and Mercury Cove Inc., of New York, as Defendants, and Blue Wolf Sales Consultants, of New York, as Relief Defendant, at the U. S. District Court for the Eastern District of New York.

Jirehouse Management Nevis Ltd.: Public Warning

Public Warning by Nevis Financial Services Regulatory Commission regarding Jirehouse Management Nevis Limited, a corporate services provider managed by Collin Walwyn and part of a group operated by British tax lawyer Stephen David Jones, who was jailed for contempt of court in Britain on August 16th, 2019.

Adam Bilzerian et al v. Terrence Byron et al: ‘Paul Bilzerian Non-Attorney’ Judgment

Judgment regarding the eligibility of Paul Bilzerian, a non-lawyer, to represent his sons, Dan Bilzerian and Adam Bilzerian, in lawsuits at Saints Kitts and Nevis High Court, where they or companies of which Paul Bilzerian is a director are involved in seven lawsuits where the parties are Dan Bilzerian, Adam Bilzerian, Terrence V. Byron, Byron & Byron, Kevin Horstwood, Keyapaha International Ltd., Laura Getz, Robert Getz, Zachary Getz, Victor Doche, Vistas Infinitas International LLC, Saint Christopher Club Condominiums, Saint Christopher Club Condominiums Homeowners Association, First Caribbean International Bank (Barbados) Limited, Caribbean Building Systems (St. Kitts) Limited, Stephen First, Corporate Capital (Asia) Limited, Gregory Gilpin-Payne, International Investments & Consulting Ltd., Gerald Lou Weiner, and Kathleen Ann Weiner at Saint Kitts and Nevis High Court.

SEC v. Telegram Group Inc. et al: TRO Motion

Emergency Motion for Temporary Restraining Order in U. S. Securities and Exchange Commission v. Telegram Group Inc., domiciled in the British Virgin Islands, based in Dubai, and TON Issuer Inc., of the British Virgin Islands, whose "principals and owners are citizens of Russia and St. Kitts and Nevis", at the U.S. District Court for the Southern District of New York.

SEC v. Telegram Group Inc. et al: Complaint

Complaint to stop an "illegal offering of digital-asset securities" involving entities and parties in the British Virgin Islands, Cayman Islands, and Dubai in U. S. Securities and Exchange Commission v. Telegram Group Inc., described as a British Virgin Islands-domiciled, Dubai-based company owned by Pavel Durov, "a Russian and St. Kitts and Nevis citizen", and TON Issuer Inc., of the British Virgin Islands, at the U.S. District Court for the Southern District of New York.

Alexander Jackson et al v. Reade Griffith et al: Notice of Removal

Notice of Removal, including a copy of the complaint regarding an "Incentive Fee Reimbursement Plan" for "the many foreign nationals who manage the assets of Tetragon Fund, a multibillion dollar publicly traded entity incorporated in Guernsey", in Alexander E. Jackson, of Riverside, Connecticut; Jackson Descendants' 2002 Trust, and AEJ Holdco Ltd., of the Cayman Islands. individually and derivatively on behalf of Polygon Credit Holdings Limited, of the Cayman Islands, and Polygon Credit Management Holdings LP, of Delaware v. Reade E. Griffith, described as "a national of the United Kingdom and St. Kitts and Nevis"; Patrick G.G. Dear, a.k.a. Paddy Dear, of England; Greville Ward, described as "a United Kingdom national resident in Mauritius"; REG Holdco II Ltd., of the Cayman Islands; Polygon Credit Holdings Limited, of the Cayman Islands; Tetragon Financial Management GP LLC, of Delaware; Tetragon Financial Management LP, of Delaware; Jeffrey Herlyn, of Connecticut; Michael Rosenberg, of New Jersey; David Wishnow, of New Jersey; Griffith Descrndants' 2002 Trust, and HRW Holdings LLC at the U. S. District Court for the Southern District of New York.