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Portugal: Wells Fargo (‘Crypto-Based Asset Recovery Fraud’)

Application for the appointment of a Commissioner to collect evidence from Wells Fargo - pursuant to a request for judicial assistance from Portugal - for use in a criminal investigation into an "unknown subject" for a suspected cryptocurrency-related asset recovery fraud following an apparent cryptocurrency-related investment fraud.
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Swiss asset manager Marc-André Pépin accused of fraud by Cayman’s SPI Investment Fund

In a winding-up petition, Swiss investment manager Marc-André Pépin has been accused of "fraudulent misconduct and mismanagement" by Cayman Islands-domiciled SPI Investment Fund SPC, whose investors' funds have allegedly ended up in questionable arrangements with entities operated by Prudent Group, Dennis Klemming, and Jacob Gitman, all of Miami, Florida.

‘Immediately remove Dennis Klemming from your website,’ writes his attorney

"Demand Letter" from Florida attorney Daniel DeSouza requesting the removal from OffshoreAlert's website of lawsuits against or which mention his client, Dennis Klemming, a Swedish citizen residing in Miami Beach, Florida, who is chairman of Prudent Group which, according to its website, "currently manages fund vehicles and separate mandates for institutional clients in Luxembourg, Cayman Islands, and Delaware domiciles".

Cymaplus Malta Ltd.: €500 Fine

Public Notice by the Malta Financial Services Authority that it has imposed a fine of €500 on Cymaplus Malta Limited.

InterCap America LLC v. Dennis Klemming: Notice of Voluntary Dismissal

Notice of Voluntary Dismissal as to Defendant Dennis Klemming in InterCap America LLC v. Dennis Klemming, Prudent Corporate Finance LLC, and Latin American Equity Sports LLC at the Circuit Court of the Eleventh Judicial Circuit, in and for Miami-Dade County, Florida.

Nordic Aviation Capital Designated Activity Company: Chapter 11 Petition

Chapter 11 Petition by Nordic Aviation Capital Designated Activity Company, of Ireland, part of a group that is "the world’s largest regional aircraft lessor and the sixth largest commercial aircraft lessor, offering leasing and lease management solutions to airlines and aircraft investors worldwide" and comprises companies in the British Virgin Islands, Cayman Islands, Cyprus, Denmark, England, France, Germany, Guernsey, Ireland, Luxembourg, Malta, Singapore, South Africa, Sweden, and United States, at the U. S. Bankruptcy Court for the Eastern District of Virginia.

Sunset Harbour South Condominium Association Inc. v. Dennis Klemming et al: Emergency Motion for Injunction

Emergency Motion for "an Injunction against Defendants ordering that they immediately cease and desist from using threatening and/or offensive language, and assaulting residents, management or others on Association property" in Sunset Harbour South Condominium Association Inc. v. Dennis Klemming, a citizen of Sweden, and Ivonne Klemming at the Circuit Court of the 11th Judicial Circuit, in and for Miami-Dade County, Florida.
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Sunset Harbour South Condominium Association Inc. v. Dennis Klemming et al: Complaint

Complaint alleging the defendants "repeatedly refused to comply with the Association's COVID-19 safety protocols" and "threatened to kill ... individuals on Condominium property" in Sunset Harbour South Condominium Association Inc. v. Dennis Klemming and Ivonne Klemming at the Circuit Court of the 11th Judicial Circuit, in and for Miami-Dade County, Florida. Editor's Note: Dennis Klemming, a citizen of Sweden, is the Chairman of the Prudent Group, which claims on its website to operate "a corporate structure that allows well informed and institutional investors the opportunity to invest in a short-term, corporate lending platform through Luxembourg, Cayman, and Delaware based hedge fund vehicles".

Kai Jochims v. Oatly Group AB et al: Class Action Complaint

Class Action Complaint alleging securities fraud in Kai Jochims v. Oatly Group AB, described as a Swedish company that "describes itself as the world's original and largest oatmilk company"; Toni Petersson, Christian Hanke, Fredrik Berg, Steven Chu, Ann Chung, Bernard Hours, Hannah Jones, Mattias Klintemar, Po Sing (Tomakin) Lai, Eric Melloul, Björn Öste, Frances Rathke, Yawen Wu, and Tim Zhang at the U. S. District Court for the Southern District of New York.

Dolfin Financial (UK) Ltd.: Special Administration

Public Notice by the United Kingdom's Financial Conduct Authority that Dolfin Financial (UK) Ltd., described as a "wealth management firm", has entered "Special Administration". Editor's Note: Research by OffshoreAlert at Companies House for England and Wales showed that the directors of Dolfin Financial (UK) Ltd. are Rodney Pennington Baker-Bates and Amir Mohammad Nabi, who are citizens of the United Kingdom, while former directors are Stephen Michael Kinglsey, a citizen of the U.K. and France, who resigned effective March 31st, 2021; Sanjay Maraj, a citizen of the U.K., who resigned effective September 30th, 2020; Denisz Andras Nagy, a citizen of Hungary, who resigned effective April 30th, 2020; Donald Dimitri Percival, a citizen of the U.K., who resigned effective October 25th, 2016; Henrik Segerberg, a citizen of Sweden, who resigned effective September 20th, 2013; Kai Yeu Tang, a citizen of the U.K., who resigned effective September 20th, 2013; Adrian van den Bok, a citizen of the U.K., who resigned effective February 10th, 2014, and Dr. Fadi Zaher, a citizen of Sweden, who resigned effective April 14th, 2016.

USA v. Roman Sterlingov: Criminal Indictment

Criminal Indictment alleging money laundering and operating an unlicensed money transmitting business known as "Bitcoin Fog" in USA v. Roman Sterlingov, a citizen of Russia residing in Sweden, at that U. S. District Court for the District of Columbia.

Trajkovski Invest AB et al v. I.Am.Plus Electronics, Inc.: Petition to Enforce Foreign Arbitral Award

Redacted Petition for Recognition and Enforcement of Foreign Arbitral Award in Trajkovski Invest AB, OPK Holding AB, Linden Invent AB, CapMate Aktiebolag, Granitor Invest AB, LMK Forward AB, LUSAM Invest AB, Midroc Finans AB, Muirfield Ventures AB, Råsunda Förvaltning Aktiebolag, Expassum Holding AB, Christian Ask, Christian Månsson, Jimmie Landerman, Johan Kjell, Jussi Ax, and Martin Bengtsson, all of Sweden v. I.Am.Plus Electronics, Inc., described as a Delaware-domiciled, California-based company "founded by William James Adams, also known as will.i.am, a professional rapper, singer, songwriter, record producer, and founder and lead member of the music group The Black Eyed Peas", at the U. S. District Court for the Central District of California.

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.

USA v. Roman Sterlingov: Criminal Complaint

Criminal Complaint alleging money laundering and unlicensed money transmission involving a "darknet money laundering service" called "Bitcoin Fog" in USA v. Roman Sterlingov, described as a citizen of Russia and Sweden, at the U. S. District Court for the District of Columbia.

Kazakhstan et al v. Daniel Chapman et al: Notice of Removal

Notice of Removal, including a copy of the complaint alleging the defendants "are conspiring with, and aiding and abetting, a fraudulent scheme led by Moldovan oligarch Anatolie Stati, his son Gabriel Stati, and a murky web of companies that they control, often secretly", in Republic of Kazakhstan and Outrider Management LLC v. Daniel Chapman, Argentem Creek Holdings LLC, Argentem Creek Partners LP, Pathfinder Argentem Creek GP LLC, and ACP I Trading LLC at the U. S. District Court for the Southern District of New York.

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.

Skandia Mutual Life Insurance Co. et al. v. Viatris Inc. et al: Complaint

Complaint "to recover damages for losses Plaintiffs suffered in connection with their acquisition of Mylan securities between February 16, 2016 and May 24, 2019" in Skandia Mutual Life Insurance Co., Länsförsäkringar AB, both of Sweden; KBC Asset Management NV, of Belgium, and GIC Private Limited, described as a "sovereign wealth ... wholly by the Government of Singapore" v. Viatris Inc., described as being formed through a merger of Mylan NV, of the Netherlands, and Pfizer Inc.; Heather Bresch, Rajiv Malik, Kenneth S. Parks, Anthony Mauro, and James Nesta at the U. S. District Court for the Southern District of New York.

SIC Holdings LLC v. Bain Capital LP: Discovery Application

Application by SIC Holdings LLC, of Nevada, to take discovery from Bain Capital LP for use in legal proceedings in New York alleging fraud brought by VXI Lux Holdco Sarl, of Luxembourg, against SIC Holdings LLC, Symbio Investment Corp., of the British Virgin Islands; Flanderit Holding AB, of Sweden; CapMan Equity VII A LP, CapMan Equity VII C LP, CapMan Equity Sweden KB, Maneq 2005 AB, all of Finland; Financial Technology Ventures II (Q) LP, Financial Technology Ventures II LP, both of Delaware; Actua Holdings Inc., formerly known as ICG Holdings Inc., of Delaware; Landtek Corporation, of the British Virgin Islands; Treasure High Holdings, of the British Virgin Islands; Waterton Resources Limited, of the British Virgin Islands; University Ventures Inc., of Taiwan; Randy Lee, of California; Ethos Technologies Holding Ltd., of Delaware; Joning Ta, South China (Jersey) Holdings Limited, of Jersey, in the Channel Islands; Graham Bolton, of China; Michael Keating, of North Carolina; Jean Cholka, of Maine; James Reesing, of Ohio; Paul Machle, of California; Bo Huang, of China; Gagandeep Singh, John Wagster, of Tennessee; Big Bend XI Investments LP, of Texas; Anthony Massa, Deborah Baldini, of California; Susan Kirchhoff, Jacob Hsu, of California, and Qing Lu, of California, filed at the Superior Court of California, County of Santa Clara.

SIC Holdings LLC v. Frank Yao: Discovery Application

Application by SIC Holdings LLC, of Nevada, to take discovery from Frank Yao, described as "Operating Partner" of Bain Capital LP, for use in legal proceedings in New York alleging fraud brought by VXI Lux Holdco Sarl, of Luxembourg, against SIC Holdings LLC, Symbio Investment Corp., of the British Virgin Islands; Flanderit Holding AB, of Sweden; CapMan Equity VII A LP, CapMan Equity VII C LP, CapMan Equity Sweden KB, Maneq 2005 AB, all of Finland; Financial Technology Ventures II (Q) LP, Financial Technology Ventures II LP, both of Delaware; Actua Holdings Inc., formerly known as ICG Holdings Inc., of Delaware; Landtek Corporation, of the British Virgin Islands; Treasure High Holdings, of the British Virgin Islands; Waterton Resources Limited, of the British Virgin Islands; University Ventures Inc., of Taiwan; Randy Lee, of California; Ethos Technologies Holding Ltd., of Delaware; Joning Ta, South China (Jersey) Holdings Limited, of Jersey, in the Channel Islands; Graham Bolton, of China; Michael Keating, of North Carolina; Jean Cholka, of Maine; James Reesing, of Ohio; Paul Machle, of California; Bo Huang, of China; Gagandeep Singh, John Wagster, of Tennessee; Big Bend XI Investments LP, of Texas; Anthony Massa, Deborah Baldini, of California; Susan Kirchhoff, Jacob Hsu, of California, and Qing Lu, of California, filed at the Superior Court of California, County of Santa Clara.

SEC v. Roger Nils-Jonas Karlsson: Complaint

Complaint alleging securities fraud involving Eastern Metal Securities in U. S. Securities and Exchange Commission v. Roger Nils-Jonas Karlsson, a.k.a. Euclid Diodorus, a.k.a.Steve Heyden, a.k.a. Joshua Millard, a.k.a. Lars Georgsson, described as a citizen of Sweden residing in Thailand, at the U. S. District Court for the Eastern District of New York.

Nkwe Platinum Ltd. v. Glendina Ltd. et al: Originating Summons

Originating Summons in Nkwe Platinum Limited, of Bermuda v. Glendina Limited, of Australia, as Trustee of the Sunset Superannuation Fund; Genorah Resources Proprietary Limited, of South Africa, and 456 individual defendants from Australia, Germany, Isle of Man, Malaysia, New Zealand, Sweden, Thailand, United Kingdom, and United States at Bermuda Supreme Court.

Quadre Investments LP v. Sky Solar Holdings Ltd. et al: Class Action Complaint

Class Action Complaint in Quadre Investments LP v. Sky Solar Holdings Ltd., described as a Cayman Islands-domiciled, China-based company "in the renewable energy business" whose shares are listed on NASDAQ; Square Acquisition Co., of the Cayman Islands; Square Limited, of the Cayman Islands; Sino-Century HX Investments Limited, of the Cayman Islands; Jing Kang, described as a citizen of Canada; Bin Shi, described as a citizen of China; Kai Ding, described as a citizen of China; Japan NK Investment K.K., of Japan; IDG Accel China Capital LP, described as a Cayman Islands-domiciled limited partnership based in Hong Kong; IDG-Accel China Capital Investors LP, described as a Cayman Islands limited partnership based in Hong Kong; Jolmo Solar Capital Ltd., described as a British Virgin Islands company based in China; CES Holding Ltd., of Hong Kong; TCL Transportation Holdings Limited, of the British Virgin Islands; Esteem Venture Investment Limited, of the British Virgin Islands; Mamaya Investments Ltd., of the British Virgin Islands; Xanadu Investment Ltd., of Hong Kong; Development Holding Company Ltd., of the Cayman Islands; Abdulateef A. Al-Tammar, described as a citizen of Kuwait, and Bjoern Ludvig Ulfsson Nilsson, described as a citizen of Sweden, at the U. S. District Court for the Southern District of New York.

Spectra Premium Industries Inc. et al: Chapter 15 Petition

Chapter 15 Petition for Recognition of a Foreign Main Proceeding in Canada by Eric St-Amour, of Ernst & Young, as the Foreign Representative of Spectra Premium Industries Inc., Spectra Premium Holdings (USA) Corp., Spectra Premium (USA) Corp., and Spectra Premium Properties (USA) Corp., at the U. S. Bankruptcy Court for the District of Delaware.

Trajkovski Invest AB et al v. I.Am.Plus Electronics, Inc.: Petition for Recognition of Arbitration Award

Petition for Recognition and Enforcement of a Foreign Arbitral Award regarding a "failed" deal to purchase "one of the world's first manufacturers of wireless Bluetooth headphones" in Trajkovski Invest AB, OPK Holding AB, Lindén Invent AB, CapMate Aktiebolag, Christian Ask, Christian Månsson, Granitor Invest AB, Jimmie Landerman, Johan Kjell, Jussi Ax, LMK Forward AB, LUSAM Invest AB, Martin Bengtsson, Midroc Finans AB, Muirfield Ventures AB, Råsunda Förvaltning Aktiebolag, and Expassum Holding AB, collectively described as "a group of Swedish technology start-up entrepreneurs and investors" v I.Am.Plus Electronics, Inc., described as a Delaware company "founded by William James Adams, also known as will.i.am, a professional rapper, singer, songwriter, record producer, and founder and lead member of the music group The Black Eyed Peas", at the U. S. District Court for the Central District of California.

SEC v. Telefonaktiebolaget LM Ericsson: Complaint

Complaint arising from "violations of the anti-bribery, recordkeeping, and internal accounting controls provisions of the Foreign Corrupt Practices Act" in U. S. Securities and Exchange Commission v. Telefonaktiebolaget LM Ericsson, of Sweden, at the U. S. District Court for the Southern District of New York.

USA v. Margareta Tonisson: FBAR Complaint

Complaint alleging failure to file with the IRS a Report of Foreign Bank and Financial Accounts regarding accounts at BNP Paribas, France; Swed Bank, Sweden; SEB, Sweden; Nordea, Denmark, and Handelsbank, Sweden in USA v. Margareta B. Tonisson, a resident of Oregon who, according to the complaint, opted in, then out of, the Offshore Voluntary Disclosure Initiative, at the U. S. District Court for the District of Oregon.

VXI Lux Holdco Sarl et al v. SIC Holdings LLC et al: Second Amended Complaint

Second Amended Complaint alleging fraud in VXI Lux Holdco Sarl, of Luxembourg v. SIC Holdings LLC, of Nevada; Symbio Investment Corp., of the British Virgin Islands; Flanderit Holding AB, of Sweden; CapMan Equity VII A LP, CapMan Equity VII C LP, CapMan Equity Sweden KB, Maneq 2005 AB, all of Finland; Financial Technology Ventures II (Q) LP, Financial Technology Ventures II LP, both of Delaware; Actua Holdings Inc., formerly known as ICG Holdings Inc., of Delaware; Landtek Corporation, of the British Virgin Islands; Treasure High Holdings, of the British Virgin Islands; Waterton Resources Limited, of the British Virgin Islands; University Ventures Inc., of Taiwan; Randy Lee, of California; Ethos Technologies Holding Ltd., of Delaware; Joning Ta, South China (Jersey) Holdings Limited, of Jersey, in the Channel Islands; Graham Bolton, of China; Michael Keating, of North Carolina; Jean Cholka, of Maine; James Reesing, of Ohio; Paul Machle, of California; Bo Huang, of China; Gagandeep Singh, John Wagster, of Tennessee; Big Bend XI Investments LP, of Texas; Anthony Massa, Deborah Baldini, of California; Susan Kirchhoff, Jacob Hsu, of California, and Qing Lu, of California, at the Supreme Court of the State of New York, County of New York.

Christine Grablis et al v. OneCoin Ltd. et al: First Amended Class Action Complaint

First Amended Class Action Complaint regarding an alleged cryptocurrency fraud in which much of the proceeds were allegedly laundered in the Cayman Islands and Ireland in Donald Berdeaux, of Montana, and Christine Grablis, of Tennessee v. OneCoin Ltd., of Bulgaria; Ruja Ignatova, of Bulgaria; Konstantin Igantov, of Bulgaria; Sebastian Greenwood, of Sweden; Mark Scott, of Coral Gables, Florida; Irina Andreeva Dilinska, David Pike, of Coral Gables, Florida, and Nicole J. Huesmann, of Coral Gables, Florida, at the U. S. District Court for the Southern District of New York.

USA v. Roger Nils-Jonas Karlsson et al: Criminal Indictment

Criminal Indictment alleging securities fraud and money laundering involving Bitcoin in USA v. Roger Nils-Jonas Karlsson, a citizen of Sweden, and Eastern Metal Securities at the U. S. District Court for the Northern District of California.

Poland: Enom LLC

Application for the appointment of a Commissioner to collect evidence from Enom LLC - pursuant to a request for judicial assistance from Poland - for a criminal investigation into an unknown suspect for fraud.

Bank of Valletta notifies Argentarius Group of ‘fraud liability’

The closure of the Malta operations of Argentarius Group, which now operates in the Cayman Islands as iMaps Capital, coincided with preliminary legal action against it by the Bank of Valletta regarding an alleged investment fraud that resulted in losses of at least €79 million, OffshoreAlert can reveal.

Christine Grablis v. OneCoin Ltd. et al: Class Action Complaint

Class Action Complaint regarding an alleged cryptocurrency fraud in which much of the proceeds were allegedly laundered in the Cayman Islands and Ireland in Christine Grablis v. OneCoin Ltd., Ruja Ignatova, of Bulgaria; Konstantin Ignatov, of Bulgaria; Sebastian Greenwood, of Sweden; and Mark Scott at the U. S. District Court for the Southern District of New York.