Turkey

VUZ-Bank JSC v. Agropex International Inc. et al: Discovery Application

Application by VUZ-Bank JSC, of Russia, to take discovery from Agropex International Inc. and Hakan Holdings Limited for use in "reasonably contemplated criminal proceedings in Dubai, United Arab Emirates" regarding "a fraud perpetrated on VUZ Bank by a number of parties, including, but not limited to, Rus-AgroExport LLC, Hakan Holdings Limited, and Hakan Agro DMCC", filed at the U. S. District Court for the Western District of Virginia.

VUZ-Bank JSC v. Ashley Bahceci: Discovery Application

Application by VUZ-Bank JSC, described as "a commercial bank in Russia and 100% subsidiary of Ural Bank for Reconstruction and Development CB PJSC, to take discovery from Ashley Anderson Bahceci for use in "reasonably contemplated criminal proceedings in Dubai, United Arab Emirates" regarding "a fraud perpetrated on VUZ Bank by a number of parties, including, but not limited to, Rus-AgroExport LLC, Hakan Holdings Limited, and Hakan Agro DMCC", filed at the U. S. District Court for the Northern District of Georgia.

Öksüt Madencilik San. Tic. AS v. LinkedIn Corp. et al: Discovery Application

Application by Öksüt Madencilik San. Tic. A.S., described as a Turkish company that "operates a precious metals mine located in Turkey known as the Öksüt Mine", to take discovery from LinkedIn Corp. and Google LLC for use in "criminal and civil proceedings" in Turkey alleging "one or more individuals, believed to be former OMAS employees, have stolen confidential information from OMAS and are using that information to unlawfully harm the Company and exert influence over its employees, vendors, and others through anonymous online accounts", filed at the U. S. District Court for the Northern District of California.

YAPI Kredi Bank Malta Ltd.: €5K Fine

Public Notice by the Malta Financial Services Authority that it has imposed a fine of €5,000 on YAPI Kredi Bank Malta Limited for failure "to submit the Auditors' Management Letter within the regulatory deadline". Editor's Note: Research by OffshoreAlert in the Malta Business Registry showed that YAPI Kredi Bank Malta Limited was incorporated in Malta on March 13th, 2014, its directors are Özlem Mertoglu, a citizen and resident of the Netherlands, and Aldo Minuti, of Malta, its former directors include Erhan Adali, a citizen and resident of Turkey, who resigned effective June 1st, 2021, and its shareholders are Koç Finansal Hizmetler A.Ş., of Turkey, and YAPI Kredi Holding B.V., a Dutch company whose directors, according to the Netherlands Chamber of Commerce, are Semih Ulugöl and Gökhan Erün.

USA v. Denis Sotnikov: Criminal Complaint

Criminal Complaint alleging investment fraud and money laundering in USA v. Denis Sotnikov, described as a citizen of Russia residing in the United States, at the U. S. District Court for the District of New Jersey.

Sakab Saudi Holding Company et al v. Citibank et al: Discovery Application

Application by Sakab Saudi Holding Company, Alpha Star Aviation Services Company, Enma Al Ared Real Estate Investment and Development Company, Kafa'at Business Solutions Company, Security Control Company, Armour Security Industrial Manufacturing Company, Saudi Technology & Security Comprehensive Control Company, Technology Control Company, New Dawn Contracting Company, and Sky Prime Investment Company, all of Saudi Arabia, to take discovery from Citibank NA, HSBC Bank USA NA, Cadwalader, Wickersham & Taft LLP, and Jonathan Wainwright for use in legal proceedings in Canada alleging "a massive fraudulent scheme perpetrated by a former high-ranking government official in the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia, Saad Khalid Al Jabri, which resulted in at least $3.5 billion (USD) being stolen from the Applicant companies and used for the personal benefit of one man, Al Jabri, and his family and associates", filed at the U. S. District Court for the Southern District of New York.

Turkey: Wells Fargo Bank ($135,900 Fraud)

Application for the appointment of a Commissioner to collect evidence from Wells Fargo Bank - pursuant to a request for judicial assistance from Turkey - for use in a criminal investigation into "unknown subjects for fraud".

Turchrome Krom Madencili Sanayi Ve Dis Ticaret Ltd. v. Mustafa Cevik: Complaint

Complaint for Foreclosure regarding an attempt to recover assets to satisfy a judgment for $484 million in Turchrome Krom Madencili Sanayi Ve Dis Ticaret Limited, of Turkey v. Mustafa Çevik, described as "a Turkish national", at the Circuit Court of the Eleventh Judicial Circuit, in and for Miami-Dade County, Florida.

USA v. Nika Nazarovi et al: Criminal Indictment

Criminal Indictment against "citizens of multiple countries, including Georgia, Latvia, Romania, Bulgaria, and Belgium" who were described as being "members of a transnational organized crime network known as 'QQAAZZ'" that "provided money laundering services to significant cybercriminal organizations that stole money from unwitting victims in the United States and abroad" involving accounts at financial institutions in Belgium, Germany, Portugal, Spain, the Netherlands, Turkey, and the United Kingdom in USA v. Nika Nazarovi, a.k.a. Nika Utiashvili, a.k.a. Mihail Atansov, a.k.a. Stefan Trifonov Zhelyazkov; Martins Ignatjevs, a.k.a. Yordan Angelov Stoyanov, a.k.a. Aleksander Tihomirov, a.k.a. Svetlin Iliyanov Asenov; Aleksandre Kobiashvili, a.k.a. Antonios Nastas, a.k.a. Ognyan Krasimirov Trifonov; Dmitrijs Kuzminovs, a.k.a. Parush Gospodinov Genchev; Valentins Sevecs, a.k.a. Marek Jaswilko, a.k.a. Rafal Szczytko; Dmitrijs Slapins, Armens Vecels, Artiom Capacli, Ion Cebanu, Tomass Trescinkas, Ruslans Sarapovs, Silvestrs Tamenieks, Andelhak Hamdaoui, and Petar Iliev at the U. S. District Court for the Western District of Pennsylvania.

Turkey: Google LLC (Trademark Infringement)

Application by Turkey for the appointment of a Commissioner to collect evidence from Google LLC - pursuant to a request for judicial assistance from Turkey - for a criminal investigation into an "unknown person(s) for a trademark infringement offense".

Enka İnşaat ve Sanayi A.Ş. et al v. Mass Energy Group Holding Ltd. et al: Amended Ex Parte Summons

Amended Ex Parte Summons in Enka İnşaat ve Sanayi A.Ş., of Turkey, and Capital City Investment BV, of the Netherlands v. Mass Energy Group Holding Ltd., of the British Virgin Islands; Ahmad Ismail Saleh Nanakaly, of Iraq, and Azad Mustafa Hussein Hussein, of Iraq, as Defendants, and Mass Global Energy (Arbil) Ltd. and Mass Global Energy (Suleimanya) Ltd., both of the Cayman Islands, as "Non-Cause of Action Defendants", at the Grand Court of the Cayman Islands.

Turkey: Google LLC

Application for the appointment of a Commissioner to collect evidence from Google LLC regarding the email account for zamanakarsi07@gmail.com - pursuant to a request for judicial assistance from Turkey - for a criminal investigation into "an unknown suspect(s) for a computer intrustion offense".

USA v. Facemaskcenter.com et al: Forfeiture Complaint

Forfeiture Complaint involving "an investigation by Homeland Security Investigations, the Internal Revenue Service, Criminal Investigations, and the Federal Bureau of Investigation" into the "unlawful sale of personal protection equipment during the national pandemic, and the related use of such proceeds to support and finance terrorism" in USA v. Facemaskcenter.com and Four Facebook Pages at the U. S. District Court for the District of Columbia.

Turkey: Bank of America

Application for the appointment of a Commissioner to collect evidence from Bank of America - pursuant to a request for judicial assistance from Turkey - for a criminal investigation into "unknown subject(s) for Quantified Theft by Deception".

Portugal: PDR Solutions (US) LLC

Application for the appointment of a Commissioner to collect evidence from P.D.R. Solutions (U.S.) LLC - pursuant to a request for judicial assistance from Portugal - for a criminal investigation into "an unknown suspect(s) for fraud offenses".

Turkey v. Hamit Çiçek: Discovery Application

Application by the Republic of Turkey to take discovery from Hamit Çiçek for use in an international arbitration involving Cascade Investments NV, of Belgium, filed at the U. S. District Court of the District of New Jersey.

USA v. Halkbank: Superseding Indictment

Superseding Indictment regarding a "multi-year scheme ... to violate and evade U.S. national secureity controls against the Government of Iran" in USA v. Turkiye Halk Bankasi AS, a.k.a. Halkbank, described as "a Turkish bank majority-owned by the Government of Turkey", at the U. S. District Court for the Southern District of New York.

USA v. Aleksejs Trofimovics et al: Criminal Indictment

Criminal Indictment alleging conspiracy to commit money laundering in USA v. Aleksejs Trofimovics, a.k.a. Aleksejs Trofimovich, a.k.a. Alexey Trofimovich, a.k.a. Aleko Stoyanov Angelov; Ruslans Nikitenko, a.k.a. Krzysztof Wojciech Lewko, a.k.a. Milen Nikolchev Nikolov, a.k.a. Rafal Zimnoch; Arturs Zaharevics, a.k.a. Piotr Ginelli, a.k.a. Arkadiusz Szuberski; Deniss Ruseckis, a.k.a. Denis Rusetsky, a.k.a. Sevdelin Sevdalinov Atanasov, and Deinis Gorenko, all citizens of Latvia, at the U. S. District Court for the Western District of Pennsylvania.

Enka Insaat ve Sanavi AS v. Chubb Group Holdings Inc. et al: Discovery Application

Application by Enka Insaat ve Sanavi AS, of Turkey, to take discovery from Chubb Group Holdings Inc., based in New York, and Juan Luis Ortega, Executive Vice President, Chubb Group, for use in legal proceedings in England in which Enka Insaat is seeking an anti-suit injunction restraining OOO Insurance Company Chubb, of Russia, from pursuing claims at a Russian Court that "are subject to an arbitration agreements which selects London, England, as the seat of arbitration", filed at the U. S. District Court for the Southern District of New York.

Illumina Cambridge Ltd. v. Complete Genomics, Inc. et al: Discovery Application

Ex Parte Application by Illumina Cambridge Ltd., "a United Kingdom subsidiary of Illumina Inc., which is a California based, NASDAQ listed company", to take discovery from Complete Genomics, Inc., BGI Americas Corp., and MGI Americas Inc. . which are "owned by or affiliated with the BGI Group, a competitor of Illumina Cambridge based in the People's Republic of China", for use in patent infringement proceedings in Denmark, Germany, Switzerland, and Turkey, filed at the U. S. District Court for the Northern District of California.

Comodo Holdings Ltd. v. Renaissance Ventures Ltd. et al: Judgment

Judgment in which Commercial Judge Adrian Jack determined that Turkish-American purported billionaire Melih Abdulhayoglu "was lying" and "deliberately and dishonestly sought to mislead the Court" in Comodo Holdings Ltd., of which Abdulhayoglu is president v. Renaissance Ventures Ltd. and Joseph Katz, as Executor of the Estate of the late Eric D. Emanuel, at the British Virgin Islands High Court.

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.

Pilatus Bank Plc: License Revocation

Public Notice by the Malta Financial Services Authority announcing that it has withdrawn the authorisation of Pilatus Bank Plc.

USA v. Diyora Ashirova et al: Criminal Indictment

Indictment in USA v. Diyora Ashirova, Elvin Baghir-Pur, Kirill Dedusev, Roman Eliozashvili, Sarkhan Imamverdiyev, Mikheil Inadze, Aziza Jalolova, Elvin Javadzade, Igor Kalinitchev, a.k.a. Irvin Kalinitchev; Tengiz Khukhiashvili, Yelena Kudaibergenova, Mishel Levinski, Stanislav Lisitskiy, a.k.a. Giedrius Girnius; Aleksei Livadnyi, Durra Mehdiyeva, Mikhail Morozov, Ielyzaveta Nazina, Gocha Paposhvili, Matiss Puke, Ketevan Sepiashvili, Aleksandr Starikov, Igor Stasovskiy, Nikolay Tupikin, Karlis Vitols, and Melvut Yazici at the U. S. District Court for the Southern District of New York.

Poland: Daria Poda

Application for the appointment of a Commissioner - pursuant to a request for judicial assistance from Poland - for a criminal investigation into Daria Poda for suspected fraud and trafficking in foreign counterfeit money.

Mahnaz Kamel v. Jawad Kamel et al: Order

Order in Mahnaz Kamel v. Jawad Kamel, Silver Horse Capital Ltd., Corvatsch Capital Ltd., Corviglia Technology Partners Ltd., and Lucan Global Assets Ltd. at the British Virgin Islands High Court.

Avanti Communications Group Plc: Chapter 15 Petition

Chapter 15 Petition for Recognition of a Foreign Main Proceeding in England and Wales by Patrick Willcocks, as the Foreign Representative of Avanti Communications Group Plc, at the U. S. Bankruptcy Court for the Southern District of New York.

Switzerland: Tropical Fruit Vegetable Trading Co., Ltd.

Application for the appointment of a Commissioner to collect evidence - pursuant to a request for judicial assistance from Switzerland - for a criminal investigation into Tropical Fruit Vegetable Trading Co., Ltd. for suspected fraud.

Banca Turco Romana SA: Chapter 15 Petition

Chapter 15 Recognition of a Foreign Main Proceeding in Romania by Marina Cornelia Saita, as the Foreign Representative of Banca Turco Romana SA, at the U. S. Bankruptcy Court for the Southern District of Florida.

Mahnaz Kamel v. Jawad Kamel et al: Claim Form

Claim Form in Mahnaz Kamel v. Jawad Kamel, Silver Horse Capital Ltd., Corvatsch Capital Ltd., Corvilgia Technology Partners I Ltd., and Lucan Global Assets Ltd. at the British Virgin Islands High Court.