Switzerland

Dreamr Labs Ltd. v. Delchain Ltd. et al: Voluntary Dismissal (Crypto Dispute)

Notice of Voluntary Dismissal in Dreamr Labs Limited, of the Bahamas v. Delchain Limited, of the Bahamas; Deltec Bank & Trust Limited, of the Bahamas; Bruno Macchialli, of Porte Vedra, Florida; Suisse Finance Holdings, of Switzerland, and Richard Iamunno, of Boca Raton, Florida, at the U. S. District Court for the Eastern District of New York.

Crédito Real SAB de CV: Chapter 15 Petition

Chapter 15 for Recognition of a Foreign Main Proceeding in Mexico by Robert Wagstaff, as the Foreign Representative of Crédito Real S.A.B. de C.V., described as "a leading specialty finance company based in Mexico City, Mexico" that operates, among other places, "in Mexico, Honduras, Nicaragua, Panama, Costa Rica, Guatemala, and the United States", filed at the U.S. Bankruptcy Court for the District of Delaware.

Celsius Network LLC et al: Chapter 11 Petition

Chapter 11 Petition by Celsius Network LLC, Celsius Network Inc., Celsius Network Limited, Celsius KeyFi LLC, Celsius Mining LLC, Celsius Networks Lending LLC, Celsius Lending LLC, and Celsius US Holding LLC, collectively "one of the largest and most sophisticated cryptocurrency based finance platforms in the world and provide financial services to institutional, corporate, and retail clients across more than 100 countries", at the U.S. Bankruptcy Court for the Southern District of New York.

Marianne Freudiger v. Molecular Partners AG et al: Class Action Complaint

Class Action Complaint alleging fraud in Marianne S. Freudiger v. Molecular Partners AG, of Switzerland; Patrick Amstutz, Andreas Emmenegger, William M. Burns, Agnete Fredriksen, Steven H. Holtzman, Sandip Kapadia, Vito J. Palombella, Michael Vasconcelles, and Domink Höchli at the U.S. District Court for the Southern District of New York.

Chryskylodon LLC v. Markus Schneider et al: Complaint (‘Crypto Fraud’)

Complaint alleging a cryptocurrency mining-based investment fraud in Chryskylodon LLC, of Wyoming v. Markus Schneider, Arastra AG, described as a Swiss company based in New York; Petawatt Holdings Inc., described as a Wyoming company based in New York, and Swiss Picturebank (Group) AG, described as a Swiss company based in New York, at the Supreme Court of the State of New York, County of New York.

USA v. Ralph Steinmann et al: Criminal Complaint (‘PDVSA Corruption’)

Criminal Complaint alleging the defendants laundered the proceeds of corruption involving PDVSA in Venezuela in USA v. Ralph Steinmann, described as "a Swiss national who operated a European financial institution", and Luis Fernando Vuteff, described as a citizen of Argentina, at the U.S. District Court for the Southern District of Florida.
Kevin Wessell

IRS accuses ‘asset protection expert’ Kevin Wessell of withholding records about suspected offshore tax evasion

Florida-based, self-described "asset protection expert" Kevin Wessell has been accused of withholding records from the IRS that it requires for an investigation into his clients for suspected offshore tax evasion involving accounts and entities in several jurisdictions, including the Bahamas, Belize, British Virgin Islands, Cayman Islands, Cook Islands, Hong Kong, Nevada, Nevis, Panama, Saint Vincent and the Grenadines, Seychelles, Switzerland, and Turks and Caicos Islands.

USA v. Glencore International AG: Criminal Information

Criminal Information alleging conspiracy to violate the anti-bribery provisions of the Foreign Corrupt Practices Act to "obtain and retain business in Nigeria, Cameroon, Ivory Coast, Equatorial Guinea, Brazil, Venezuela, and the Democratic Republic of the Congo" in USA v. Glencore International AG, described as "a multinational commodity trading and mining company headquartered in Baar, Switzerland", at the U.S. District Court for the Southern District of New York.

Susan Devine v. Spears & Imes LLP: Judicial Assistance (Liechtenstein)

Ex Parte Request for Judicial Assistance by Susan Elaine Devine, described as "a citizen of the United States and Brazil and a resident of Florida" and a former wife of Florian Homm, a German citizen who was indicted in California in 2013 for alleged investment fraud and is currently a fugitive, to obtain evidence from law firm Spears & Imes LLP for use "in connection with criminal proceedings that have been launched against Ms. Devine in Liechtenstein relating to alleged money laundering" involving "nine hedge funds that were incorporated in the Cayman Islands", namely Absolute Activist Value Master Fund Limited, Absolute East West Fund Limited, Absolute East West Master Fund Limited, Absolute European Catalyst Fund Limited, Absolute Germany Fund Limited, Absolute India Fund Limited, Absolute Octane Fund Limited, Absolute Octane Master Fund Limited, and Absolute Return Europe Fund Limited, filed at the U.S. District Court for the Southern District of New York.

Carlos de March Bosch v. Credit Suisse Group AG et al: Class Action Complaint

Class Action Complaint alleging securities fraud involving Credit Suisse's business relationship with "Russian oligarchs" in Carlos de March Bosch v. Credit Suisse Group AG, of Zürich, Switzerland; Thomas P. Gottstein, David R. Mathers at the U. S. District Court for the Eastern District of New York.

Swiss International Commodity AG: Supervision

Public Notice by Switzerland's Financial Market Supervisory Authority that it has appointed a supervisor (Grossenbacher Rechtsanwälte AG) to investigate the activities of Swiss International Commodity AG.

Employees Retirement System for the City of Providence v. Urs Rohner et al: Complaint

Complaint against entities in England, Singapore, Switzerland, and USA in Employees Retirement System for the City of Providence, derivatively as a shareholder of Credit Suisse Group AG on behalf of Credit Suisse Group AG v. Urs Rohner, Iris Bohnet, Christian Gellerstad, Andreas Gottschling, Michael Klein, Shan Li, Seraina Macia, Richard Meddings, Kai S. Nargolwala, Ana Paula Pessoa, Joaquin J. Ribeiro, Severin Schwan, John Tiner, Eric Varvel, Thomas P. Gottstein, Lara J. Warner, Brian Chin, David Miller, Parshu Shah, and Radhika Venkatraman at the Supreme Court of the State of New York, County of New York.

SPS I Fundo de Investimento de Ações v. JPMorgan Chase Bank et al: Discovery Application

Application by SPS I Fundo de Investimento de Ações, of São Paulo, Brazil, described as "a minority shareholder of one of the largest Brazilian public companies, JBS S.A., which was used by its controlling shareholders for the purpose of conducting an illicit bribery scheme, defrauding JBS and its minority shareholders", to take discovery from JPMorgan Chase Bank N.A. and Barclays USA, Inc. for use in legal proceedings in Brazil, filed at the U. S. District Court for the Southern District of New York.

SEC v. Moshe Strugano et al: Complaint

Complaint alleging insider trading in the shares of U.S. Geothermal, Inc. prior to a public announcement regarding its acquisition by Ormat Technologies, Inc., described as a "Switzerland-based financial institution", in U. S. Securities and Exchange Commission v. Moshe Strugano and Rinat Gazit, both described as citizens and residents of Israel, at the U. S. District Court for the Southern District of New York.
USA v. Julius Csurgo et al

U.S. 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.

USA v. Moshe Strugano: Criminal Indictment

Criminal Indictment alleging insider trading in shares of U.S Goethermal Inc. via a company in the Seychelles and bank accounts in Switzerland in USA v. Moshe Strugano, described as an Israeli "corporate lawyer" whose "law practice specialized in registering and establishing offshore companies and trusts, and opening related financial accounts", at the U. S. District Court for the Southern District of New York.

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. Dean Shah et al: Complaint

Complaint alleging securities fraud involving individuals and entities in or from Belize, British Virgin Islands, Canada, Panama, Switzerland, United Kingdom, and USA in U. S. Securities and Exchange Commission v. Dean Shah, Henry Clarke, Julius Csurgo, and Antevorta Capital Partners Ltd. 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.

Blackstone Resources AG: ‘Market Manipulation’

Press Release by the Swiss Financial Market Supervisory Authority that it found "market manipulation and violations of disclosure obligations" by Blackstone Resources AG and an unidentified director.

Dohrnii Stiftung: ‘Mandated Investigator’

Public Notice by the Swiss Financial Market Supervisory Authority that it has appointed a "Mandated Investigator" for Dohrnii Stiftung, which claims on its website at dohrnii.io to be "a digital ecosystem" that offers "education and tools" for investors in cryptocurrency.

JSC Ingtorgstroy v. Citibank NA et al: Discovery Application

Application by JSC Ingtorgstroy, of Russia, to take discovery from Citibank NA, The Bank of New York Mellon, Société Générale, New York Branch; HSBC Bank USA NA, BNP Paribas USA, JPMorgan Chase Bank NA, Barclays Bank PLC, Deutsche Bank Trust Co. Americas, The Bank of Nova Scotia, New York Agency; UBS AG, Bank of America NA, Standard Chartered Bank US, Commerzbank AG, New York Branch, and The Clearing House Payments Company LLC for use in legal proceedings "against former CEOs and beneficial owners of OJSC "GK Amazarkan", including Pavel Entin and Bogdan Solodukha before the commercial court of Moscow city and the commercial court of Kaluga Region, Russia", filed at the U. S. District Court for the Southern District of New York.

Pricon Privat-Consult AG: Public Warning

Public Warning by the Swiss Financial Market Supervisory Authority that Pricon Privat-Consult AG is suspected of "conducting unauthorised activities in the financial market".

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.

Bidzina Ivanishvili et al v. Credit Suisse Life (Bermuda) Ltd.: Judgment

Judgment in Bidzina Ivanishvili, described as "a successful businessman and former Prime Minister of Georgia"; Ekaterine Khvedelidze, Tsotne Ivanishvili, Gvantsa Ivanishvili, Bera Ivanishvili, Meadowstreet Assets Limited, and Sandcay Investments Limited v. Credit Suisse Life (Bermuda) Limited at Bermuda Supreme Court.

Point Investments Ltd.: Chapter 15 Petition

Chapter 15 Petition for Recognition of a Foreign Main Proceeding in Bermuda by Andrew Childe, Richard Lewis, and Matthew Clingerman, as the Foreign Representatives of Point Investments Ltd., a Bermuda company whose ultimate beneficiaries include Robert Brockman, a businessman in the United States who is currently awaiting trial for an alleged $2 billion tax fraud scheme involving Point Investments and other entities in Bermuda, British Virgin Islands, Cayman Islands, Nevis, and Switzerland, filed at the U. S. Bankruptcy Court for the District of Delaware.
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.

Yukos Capital Ltd. v. Russian Federation: Petition to Enforce $5B Arbitral Award

Petition to Enforce Arbitral Award that "arises from Russia’s illegal expropriation of Yukos Capital’s multi-billion dollar investments in Yukos Oil Company in the form of two loans made in 2003 and 2004" in Yukos Capital Limited, of the British Virgin Islands, described as "a former, indirect, wholly-owned subsidiary of Yukos Oil" v. The Russian Federation at the U. S. District Court for the District of Columbia.
SPI Investment Fund

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.

USA v. Robert Brockman: Transcript of Competency Hearing

Transcript of Competency Hearing in USA v. Robert T. Brockman, who has been criminally charged with 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, at the U.S. District Court for the Southern District of Texas.

USA v. Ronald Bauer et al: Criminal Indictment

Criminal Indictment alleging securities fraud and money laundering involving individuals or entities in or from Antigua and Barbuda, Bulgaria, Canada, Cayman Islands, Croatia, Denmark, Monaco, Switzerland, United Kingdom, and USA in USA v. Ronald Bauer, Craig Auringer, Petar Mihaylov, and Daniel Ferris, at the U. S. District Court for the Southern District of New York.

Dreamr Labs Ltd. v. Delchain Ltd. et al: Complaint (‘$20M Crypto Claim’)

Complaint for $20 million alleging fraud and breach of contract involving crypto in Dreamr Labs Limited, of the Bahamas v. Delchain Limited, of the Bahamas; Deltec Bank & Trust Limited, of the Bahamas; Bruno Macchialli, of Porte Vedra, Florida; Suisse Finance Holdings, of Switzerland, and Richard Iamunno, of Boca Raton, Florida, at the U. S. District Court for the Eastern District of New York.

Dinosaur Financial Group LLC et al v. CUSIP Global Services et al: Class Action Complaint

Class Action Complaint alleging the defendants "have conspired for decades to eliminate competition in the use of CUSIPs - the “CUSIP Use Market" in Dinosaur Financial Group LLC, of New York, USA, and Swiss Life Investment Management Holding AG, of Zurich, Switzerland v. CUSIP Global Services, S&P Global Inc., American Bankers Association, and FactSet Research Systems Inc. at the U. S. District Court for the Southern District of New York.