St. Kitts & Nevis

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.

Swiss regulator warns about ‘financial intermediary’ based in Geneva and Dubai

The Swiss Financial Market Supervisory Authority has issued a "Public Warning" against Swiss Global Investments Sàrl, a self-described "financial intermediary and advisory" that was or is controlled by Irishman Paul Kavanagh and Briton Stuart Hamon, whose sprawling offshore group includes firms in the British Virgin Islands, Dubai, England, Malta, Nevis, and Switzerland.

Maria Rigail Pons v. UBS AG et al: Discovery Application

Application by Maria Fernanda Rigail Pons to take discovery from UBS Financial Services Inc., UBS AG, CA Indosuez Wealth, Amke Registered Agents LLC, and Philippe Larmier regarding individuals and legal entities in several jurisdictions, including the British Virgin Islands, Isle of Man, Nevis, and the United States, for use in legal proceedings in Ecuador against Carlos Alberto Avellán Areta, filed at the U. S. District Court for the Southern District of Florida.

Federal Trade Commission v. Ecological Fox LLC et al: Opinion on Preliminary Injunction

Memorandum Opinion in Support of Preliminary Injunction regarding alleged telemarketing fraud involving a real estate development in Belize known as Sanctuary Bay, Sanctuary Belize, and The Reserve in Federal Trade Commission v. Ecological Fox, LLC, Frank Costanzo, a.k.a. Frank Green; Luke Chadwick, Andris Pukke, a.k.a. Marc Romeo and Andy Storm; Peter Baker, Global Property Alliance, Inc., Sittee River Wildlife Reserve, Buy Belize LLC, Buy International, Inc., Foundation Development Management, Inc., Eco-Futures Development, Eco-Futures Belize Limited, Power Haus Marketing, Brandi Greenfield, BG Marketing, LLC, Prodigy Management Group, LLC, John Usher, Rod Kazazi, Foundation Partners, Belize Real Estate Affiliates, LLC, Exotic Investor, Inc., Southern Belize Realty, LLC, Sanctuary Belize Property Owners' Association, Atlantic International Bank, Ltd., Angela Chittenden, Beach Bunny Holdings, LLC, The Estate of John Pukke, John Vipulis, and Deborah Connelly at the U. S. District Court for the Central District of California.

Swiss Global Investments Sàrl: Public Warning

Public Warning by the Swiss Financial Market Supervisory Authority regarding Swiss Global Investments Sàrl, which is owned by Kavmon Limited, of Saint Kitts and Nevis, evidently owned by or affiliated with Paul Kavanagh, a citizen of Ireland apparently residing in France, and Stuart Hamon, a citizen of the United Kingdom, and which claims on its website at www.swissglobalgroup.com to have offices in Geneva and Dubai.

United American Corp. v. Bitcoin.com: Motion to Effect Service

Plaintiff's Motion for Judicial Assistance to effect service in Saint Kitts and Nevis on Saint Bitts LLC, d.b.a. Bitcoin.com, for a complaint alleging cryptocurrency fraud in United American Corp. v. Bitmain Inc., of Delaware; Saint Bitts LLC, d.b.a. Bitcoin.com, of Saint Kitts & Nevis; Roger Ver, of Japan; Bitmain Technologies Ltd., of Hong Kong; Bitmain Technologies Holding Company, of the Cayman Islands; Jihan Wu, of California; Payward Ventures Inc., d.b.a. Kraken, of Delaware; Jesse Powell, of California; Amaury Sechet, of France; Shammah Chancellor, of California; and Jason Cox, of California, at the U. S. District Court for the Southern District of Florida.

Silk Road M3 Fund v. Alisher Ali et al: Complaint

Complaint alleging fraud in Matthew C. Clingerman, as Receiver for Silk Road M3 Fund, a segregated account of Silk Road Funds Limited, of Bermuda v. Alisher Ali, apparently a citizen of Saint Kitts and Nevis residing in New York; Eurasia Capital Ltd., of the Cayman Islands; Eurasia Capital (Mongolia) LLC, of Mongolia; Silk Road Management Limited, of the Cayman Islands; Silk Road Finance Limited, of the Cayman Islands; Apex Fund Services Ltd., of Bermuda, and Peter Hughes, of Bermuda, at the Supreme Court of the State of New York, County of New York.

US lawyers & accountants sued over ‘illegal and abusive’ offshore tax scheme

A class action complaint has been filed in the United States against professional advisers in Arizona, Florida, and New York, captive insurers in Saint Kitts and Nevis, and others for allegedly designing and promoting "illegal and abusive tax shelters" into which "premiums" totaling tens of millions of dollars were paid.

Benyamin Avrahim et al v. Clark & Gentry et al: Class Action Complaint

Complaint alleging fraud regarding "illegal and abusive tax shelters" involving offshore captive insurers in the Caribbean in Feedback Insurance Company, Ltd., of Saint Kitts and Nevis; Benyamin Avrahami, Orna Avrahami, BYS Company, ACC, Chandler One, LLC, Junction Development, LLC, O & E Corporation, White Mountain Equities, LLC, and White Knight Investment, ACC, all of Arizona v. Celia Clark, of New York; Clark & Gentry, PLLC, of New York; John Garcia, of New York, as Personal Representative for the Estate of Craig McEntee; McEntee & Associates PC, of New York; Neil Hiller, of Arizona; Fennemore Craig, PC, of Arizona; Allen Rosenbach, of Florida; ACR Solutions Group, of Florida; RMS Solutions, Inc., of Illinois; Heritor Management, Ltd., of Saint Kitts and Nevis; and Pan American Reinsurance Company, Ltd., of Saint Kitts and Nevis, at the U. S. District Court for the District of Arizona.

USA v. Milenyum Energy SA et al: Forfeiture Complaint

Forfeiture Complaint in USA v. Funds in the names of Milenyum Energy SA, domiciled in Panama, based in Turkey, and Blue Energy Trade Ltd. Company, domiciled in St. Kitts and Nevis, based in Turkey, regarding a suspected scheme to launder via U.S. correspondent banks to evade U.S. sanctions concerning Syria, at the U. S.District Court for the District of Columbia.

Keithley Lake et al v. Richard Vento et al: Appeal Judgment

Judgment in Keithley Lake, Fidelity Insurance Co. Ltd., Alliance Royalties Inc., and Westminster Hope & Turnberry Ltd. v. Richard Vento, Lana Vento, Gail Vento, Renee Vento, Nicole Mollison, and First Nevis Trust Company Limited, as Trustee of Much Love International Dynasty Trust, Vita International Dynasty Trust, Loki International Dynasty Trust, and Founders International Dynasty Trust, at the Court of Appeal for Anguilla.

Volaw Trust and Corporate Services Ltd. et al v. Jersey Attorney General et al: Judgment

Judgment regarding a criminal investigation in Norway into tax evasion by Berge Gerdt Larsen involving entities in Abu Dhabi, Bahamas, British Virgin Islands, Dubai, England, Jersey, Liberia, Panama, Singapore, and Saint Kitts and Nevis in Volaw Trust and Corporate Services Ltd., of Jersey, in the Channel Islands; North East Oil Ltd., of the British Virgin Islands; Larsen Oil and Gas Drilling Ltd., of Jersey; Network Drilling Ltd., of the British Virgin Islands; Independent Oilfield Rentals IOR Ltd., of Jersey; Petrolia Drilling Ltd., of the British Virgin Islands; OPS Personnel Services Ltd., of the British Virgin Islands, et al v. The Office of the Comptroller of Taxes, The Attorney General for Jersey, in the Channel Islands, et al at the Privy Council, in the United Kingdom.

Joseph Pacini et al v. XiO GP Ltd. et al: Writ of Summons

Writ of Summons in Joseph Pacini, Carsten Geyer, and Fei (Murphy) Qiao v. XiO GP Limited and Xiang (Athene) Li, of Hong Kong, at the Grand Court of the Cayman Islands. Editor's Note: This writ was filed nine months ago (on April 18th, 2019) but was sealed as part of Cayman Islands Chief Justice Anthony Smellie's policy of concealing from the public many cases that contain allegations of wrongdoing and/or insolvency involving hedge funds. It was recently unsealed.

FTI Consulting (Cayman) Ltd. v. Richard Vento et al: Writ of Summons

Writ of Summons in FTI Consulting (Cayman) Ltd. v. Richard Vento, Lana Vento, Gail Vento, Renee Vento, Nicole Mollison, First Nevis Trust Company Ltd., as Trustee of Much Love International Dynasty Trust; Vita International Dynasty Trust, Loki International Dynasty Trust, Founders International DV Dynasty Trust, RVLP LLC, NVLP LLC, GVLP LLC, DVLP LLC, Total Trust Services LLC, and Founders Nevis LLC at the Grand Court of the Cayman Islands.

Caribbean Galaxy Real Estate Corp. v. Caribbean News Now et al: Libel Complaint

Complaint alleging libel regarding articles "that falsely accuse Galaxy of misappropriating funds, defrauding investors, and misleading the government and people of the Federation of St. Kitts and Nevis in connection with a real estate development project that will bring a 273-suite luxury resort to the island of St. Kitts" in Caribbean Galaxy Real Estate Corporation v. Barry Randall, a former resident of the Cayman Islands who moved to Florida, and Caribbean News Now at the Circuit Court of the Nineteenth Judicial Circuit for St. Lucie County, Florida. Editor's Note: Barry Randall died on June 12th, 2019 - just over two months after this complaint was filed. The action is ongoing, with Randall replaced as a party by his Estate following his death.

Alfredo Pott v. BB&T et al: Discovery Application

Application by Alfredo Carlos Pott, of Argentina, to take discovery from Branch Bank and Trust Company and IberiaBank for use in legal proceedings in the British Virgin Islands, filed at the U. S. District Court for the Southern District of Florida.

USA v. Alexandre Cazes et al: Forfeiture Complaint

Forfeiture Complaint in USA v. Assets held at Loyal Bank Limited, of Saint Vincent and the Grenadines, and Siam Commercial Bank, of Thailand, in the names of ACE Guide Holdings Limited and/or Alexandre Cazes, a.k.a. Alexander Cazes, a Canadian who allegedly operated an "illegal marketplace" known as AlphaBay, filed at the U. S. District Court for the Eastern District of California.

Northern and Western Insurance Company Ltd. v. BSG Valentine: Complaint

Claim Form and Particulars of Claim for breach of contract, negligence, breach of fiduciary duty, and dishonest assistance in Northern and Western Insurance Company Limited (in Liquidation), of Nevis, represented by its Joint Liquidators, Keiran Hutchison and Roy Bailey, of the British Virgin Islands v. BSG Valentine, an accounting firm in London, at the High Court of Justice for England and Wales.

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

Complaint in United American Corp. v. Bitmain Inc., of Delaware; Saint Bitts LLC, d.b.a. Bitcoin.com, of Saint Kitts & Nevis; Roger Ver, of Japan; Bitmain Technologies Ltd., of Hong Kong; Bitmain Technologies Holding Company, of the Cayman Islands; Jihan Wu, of California; Payward Ventures Inc., d.b.a. Kraken, of Delaware; Jesse Powell, of California; Amaury Sechet, of France; Shammah Chancellor, of California; and Jason Cox, of California, at the U. S. District Court for the Southern District of Florida.

Federal Trade Commission v. Ecological Fox LLC et al: Motion for Interim Preliminary Injunction

FTC's Motion for a Interim Preliminary Injunction regarding alleged telemarketing fraud involving a real estate development in Belize known as Sanctuary Bay, Sanctuary Belize, and The Reserve in Federal Trade Commission v. Ecological Fox, LLC, Frank Costanzo, a.k.a. Frank Green; Luke Chadwick, Andris Pukke, a.k.a. Marc Romeo and Andy Storm; Peter Baker, Global Property Alliance, Inc., Sittee River Wildlife Reserve, Buy Belize LLC, Buy International, Inc., Foundation Development Management, Inc., Eco-Futures Development, Eco-Futures Belize Limited, Power Haus Marketing, Brandi Greenfield, BG Marketing, LLC, Prodigy Management Group, LLC, John Usher, Rod Kazazi, Foundation Partners, Belize Real Estate Affiliates, LLC, Exotic Investor, Inc., Southern Belize Realty, LLC, Sanctuary Belize Property Owners' Association, Atlantic International Bank, Ltd., Angela Chittenden, Beach Bunny Holdings, LLC, The Estate of John Pukke, John Vipulis, and Deborah Connelly at the U. S. District Court for the District of Maryland.

Federal Trade Commission v. Ecological Fox LLC et al: Complaint

Complaint for a Permanent Injunction regarding alleged telemarketing fraud involving a real estate development in Belize known as Sanctuary Bay, Sanctuary Belize, and The Reserve in Federal Trade Commission v. Ecological Fox, LLC, Frank Costanzo, a.k.a. Frank Green; Luke Chadwick, Andris Pukke, a.k.a. Marc Romeo and Andy Storm; Peter Baker, Global Property Alliance, Inc., Sittee River Wildlife Reserve, Buy Belize LLC, Buy International, Inc., Foundation Development Management, Inc., Eco-Futures Development, Eco-Futures Belize Limited, Power Haus Marketing, Brandi Greenfield, BG Marketing, LLC, Prodigy Management Group, LLC, John Usher, Rod Kazazi, Foundation Partners, Belize Real Estate Affiliates, LLC, Exotic Investor, Inc., Southern Belize Realty, LLC, Sanctuary Belize Property Owners' Association, Atlantic International Bank, Ltd., Angela Chittenden, Beach Bunny Holdings, LLC, The Estate of John Pukke, John Vipulis, and Deborah Connelly at the U. S. District Court for the District of Maryland.

dck Bermuda Ltd. et al v. USA: Complaint

Complaint in dck International, LLC, dck worldwide holdings, Inc., dck worldwide, LLC, dck international SKN, Limited, dck Bermuda, Ltd., dck Dominica, Inc., dck St. Maarten N.V., dck Jamaica, LLC, dck Bahamas, Inc., dck TCI, Ltd., dck Palau Limited, LLC, dck caribbean holding Ltd., DCK Building Solutions Jamaica Limited, dck Belize, Limited, dck Building Solutions SL, Ltd., dck Staffing Services, LLC, dck development north america, LLC, Connecticut Studios, LLC, CTS Energy, LLC, dck development, LLC, dck Capital Solutions, LLC, Oakview dck LLC, dck California Construction, Inc., Zenith Equipment, LLC, Main Street Cranberry Management, LLC, Main Street Cranberry, LP, dck pacific region, LLC, dck global development, LLC, dck pacific construction, LLC, pacific guam, LLC, DCK Pacific, LLC, Terrace Pacific Insurance, Ltd., Terrace Guam, Ltd., and dck California Building, LLC v. USA at the U. S. District Court for the Southern District of Florida.

Martin Kenney v. Jocelyn Bennett et al: Claim Form

Claim Form in Martin S. Kenney, trading as Martin Kenney & Co., Solicitors v. GBS Trustees Limited, of Nevis; Leman Nominee Company, of Nevis; and Jocelyn Bennett, of Switzerland, at the British Virgin Islands High Court.

The Erica Settlement v. AFS Trustee Ltd. et al: Claim Form

Claim Form in Wilton Trustees (IOM) Limited and Fiduciana Verwaltungstalt, as Trustees of The Erica Settlement, v. AFS Trustee Limited, AFS Directors Limited, Applegate FS SA, George Alan Evans, Davide Romano, Jean-Noel Pasquier, FiHAG Finanz-und Handels-Aktiengesellschaft, Markus Jooste, Formal Holdings Limited, Malcolm King, Wellcourt Investments Group SA, Dean Invest & Finance Inc., Shannon Properties Limited, Tregenna Investment Incorporation, Bailor Invest & Finance Corp., Frankland Assets Inc., Lena Holdings Corp., Freeland Investment Corporation, Dorset Investment Corporation, Gemona Investment Corporation, Lexington Investment Corporation, Maryland Investment Corporation, Myron Investment Corporation, Napier Investment Corporation, Nyra Investment Corporation, Primrose Investment Corporation, and Wellside Investment Corporation at the British Virgin Islands High Court.

Peter Virdee et al v. National Crime Agency: Approved Judgment

Approved Judgment in Hardip Singh, a.k.a. Peter Virdee, and Dieter Trutschler v. The National Crime Agency at the High Court, in London, contains evidence of bribery and corruption involving politicians in the Caribbean, specifically Antigua & Barbuda and St. Kitts & Nevis.

Garrett Kelleher seeks to sue Deloitte & law firms over litigation funding liabilities

Irish litigation funder Garrett Kelleher intends to sue Deloitte Ireland, four of its principals, and Deloitte Malta over "advice" concerning his $2.85 million investment in a Cayman Islands claim that led to an arrest warrant and estimated $12 million liability against him in the U.S. He is also exploring suing law firms in the U.S., U.K., and Cayman, including Walkers.

Abi Jaoudi and Azar Trading Corp. v. CIGNA Worldwide Insurance Co.: Garrett Kelleher’s Motion to Sue Deloitte Ireland et al

Motion by Garrett Kelleher to join and initiate a third party action against Deloitte Ireland, Deloitte Malta, Ronan McGivern, Kevin O'Heir, John Comerford, and Padraig Cronin, reopen the record to offer evidence regarding his contempt of court, and to conduct an evidentiary hearing to assess his damages and allocate the relative culpability of all contemnors in The Abi Jaoudi and Azar Trading Corp. v. Cigna Worldwide Insurance Co. at the U. S. District Court for the Eastern District of Pennsylvania.

CFTC v. Blake Kantor et al: TRO Motion

Motion for Preliminary Injunction and Temporary Restraining Order 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.

CFTC v. Blake Kantor et al: Complaint

Complaint alleging 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.

Addington Trading LLC et al v. Bermuda Commercial Bank: Writ of Summons

Specially Endorsed Writ of Summons in Addington Trading LLC, Cabot Global Investments Ltd., Cascade Holdings LLC, Edge Capital Investments Ltd., Harrison Capital Investments Limited, Kiama Management LLC, Legend Investments LLC, Chancellor Trust Company (Pvt) Limited, as Trustee for the Outdoor Rehabilitation Trust; Point Investments Ltd., Regency Management Ltd., Spanish Steps Holdings Limited, St. John's Trust Company (Pvt) Limited, and Tangarra Consultants Limited v. Bermuda Commercial Bank Limited at Bermuda Supreme Court.

Richard Vento et al v. Westminster, Hope & Turnberry, Ltd. et al: Writ of Summons

Writ of Summons in Richard Vento, Lana Vento, Gail Vento, Renee Vento, Nicole Mollison, Much Love International Dynasty Trust, Vita International Dynasty Trust, Loki International Dynasty Trust, Founders International DV Dynasty Trust, RVLP, LLC, NVLP, LLC, GVLP, LLC, DVLP, LLC, Total Trust Services, LLC, and Founders Nevis, LLC v. Westminster, Hope & Turnberry, Ltd., WH&T CDO, LLC, DMM LLC, and DMM Liquidation Account LLC at the Grand Court of the Cayman Islands.