Taiwan

Costa Rica: Miguel Angel Rodriguez Echeverria et al

Application for the appointment of a Commissioner to collect evidence for a criminal investigation in Costa Rica into the country's former President, Miguel Angel Rodriguez Echeverria, former head of state electrical company, Jose Antonio Lobo Solera, Alfonso Guardia Mora, Guido Sibaja, Edgar Valverde Acosta, Adrian Quiros Carmona, Jose Joaquin Fernandez, Eliseo Vargas Garcia, Rodrigo Mendez Soto, Leonel Barrios and Hernan Bravo Trejos for suspected corruption and illicit enrichment.

Guatemala: Alfonso Antonio Portillo Cabrera

Application for the appointment of a Commissioner to collect evidence for a criminal investigation in Guatemala into Alfonso Antonio Portillo Cabrera, a former President of Guatemala; Eduardo Arevalo Lacs, a former Minister of National Defense; Enrique Rios Sosa and Sergio Hugo Cardenas Sagastume, former members ofthe Department of Finances of the Guatemalan Army, and others for alleged corruption.

Insider Talking: March 10, 2008

A state-owned bank in Taiwan has obtained a $25.1 million default judgment over the Government of Grenada regarding unpaid loans, OffshoreAlert can disclose; Bahamian Samuel Knowles, 48, was found guilty on one count of conspiracy to import cocaine and one count of conspiracy to distribute cocaine by a jury at federal court in the USA on March 5, 2008; The forced closure by regulators of Colorado's sole remaining 'offshore bank', American Intercapital Depository Trust, on November 19, 2007 was confirmed on January 17, 2008 when no-one turned up to contest the regulatory action at a hearing before the Colorado Division of Banking; and Does anyone remember Alexandre Konanykhine?

Taiwan requests evidence in Georgia for child abduction investigation

Article based on an application to collect evidence for a criminal investigation into alleged child abduction and fraud involving Tei Tso - pursuant to a request for judicial assistance from Taiwan - that was filed at federal court in the USA on December 12, 2007.

Taiwan: Tei Tso

Application for the appointment of a Commissioner to collect evidence for a criminal investigation in Taiwan into alleged fraud and forgery.

Grenada sued for $21 m after defaulting on loans from Taiwan bank

The Government of Grenada has become the latest impoverished nation to suffer the economic consequences of switching diplomatic allegiances from Taiwan to China. The Export-Import Bank of The Republic of China, a Taiwan-based, state-owned specialized bank for export and import credits, is seeking the recovery of $21.6 million, plus interest at $5,761 per day, at the U. S. District Court for the Southern District of New York regarding four loans that are in default.

Insider Talking: January 4, 2006

OffshoreAlert has previously reported about the long-running battle between Taiwan and China for influence in the Caribbean in which impoverished countries receive sizeable financial assistance in return for officially recognizing - or refusing to recognize - Taiwan as a country, depending on who is offering the most attractive deal; The Central Bank of Belize issued a warning about United eXchange International Bank on December 1, 2005; Richard Fogerty and James Cleaver, as joint official liquidators of Bancredit Cayman Limited (in liquidation), have filed two civil lawsuits in the United States in an attempt to collect $2.34 million of allegedly unpaid loans that were issued to customers of the banks; Why did First International Bank of Grenada founder Gilbert Allen Ziegler change his name to Van Arthur Brink in June, 1998?[ Florida-based attorney Nigel Scott Grant and his son, Nicolas E. Grant-St. James, who previously established and, in at least one instance, operated sham credit unions in St. Kitts & Nevis, are back in business together, this time onshore; and Kenneth Krys and Christopher Stride, of RSM Cayman Islands, were appointed as Joint Provisional Liquidators of PFA Assurance Group, Ltd. on September 19, 2005 following an investigation by the Cayman Islands Monetary Authority.

Poland: Piotr Osuch

Application for the appointment of a Commissioner to collect evidence for a criminal investigation in Poland into Piotr Osuch, a.k.a. Peter von Hochburg, for alleged investment fraud, check forgery, and using a false passport and driver's license to obtain financing for real estate transactions.

United Kingdom: Kevin Dooley et al (Wisconsin)

Application for the appointment of a Commissioner to collect evidence from Fiserv Correspondent Services Inc. - pursuant to a request for judicial assistance from the United Kingdom - for a criminal investigation into "an alleged fraud scheme executed by a British solicitor, Kevin Dooley, and his firm".

Taiwanese bank sues Nauru for return of loan after island withdraws diplomatic recognition

The Taiwan-based International Commercial Bank of China has filed a lawsuit against the Republic of Nauru in an attempt to recover US$12.8 million allegedly owed under a loan arrangement.One of the ways in which Nauru is in default of the loan is through its termination of diplomatic relations with Taiwan, according to the complaint, filed at Federal Court in New York on March 19, 2003.

South Korea: Seong Jin Hong

Application for the appointment of a Commissioner to collect evidence for a criminal investigation in South Korea into Seong Jin Hong for alleged embezzlement while serving as president of Continental Co., operator of the Shilla Hotel Casino.

USA: Chen Sun

Motion for issuance of a letter rogatory to Taiwan to collect evidence for a criminal investigation in the USA into Chen Sun, President of CIF Group International, for allegedly causing the production and distribution of more than six million counterfeit music CDs.

Bahamas ditches Taiwan for China

The future of Taiwan's economic link with the Bahamas has been jeopardized after the Bahamas broke its eight-year diplomatic relationship with Taiwan in favour of China, the Nassau Guardian reported.The policy shift followed the opening of an $80 million container port in Freeport, in which Hutchison Port Property, a subsidiary of Anglo/Sino firm Hutchison Whampoa, has a 50 per cent stake, reported the Guardian.