Ukraine

USA v. David Sinyavskiy: Complaint

Complaint "to reduce to judgment and collect outstanding civil penalties" totaling $80,724 for "non-willful failure to timely report his financial interest in foreign bank accounts" involving an account at Rothschild Bank AG, in Zurich, Switzerland, in USA v. David Sinyavskiy, described as a former resident of Ukraine who became a United States citizen, at the U. S. District Court for the Eastern District of New York.

DTEK Finance Plc: Chapter 15 Petition (2021)

Chapter 15 Petition for Recognition of a Foreign Main Proceeding in England by Johan Bastin, as the Foreign Representative of DTEK Finance Plc, of England, described as being part of a group that "operates the largest privately-owned energy business in Ukraine, as measured by metric tons of coal produced and net output of electricity", for use in legal proceedings in England, filed at the U. S. Bankruptcy Court for the Southern District of New York.

Dismatrix SPC et al v. Equiti US LLC et al: Discovery Application

Application by Dismatrix SPC, Asyndeton, and Polysyndeton, all of the Cayman Islands, to take discovery from Equiti US LLC, of North Palm Beach, Florida; Gary Dennison, of Jupiter, Florida; James Mason, of Jupiter, Florida, and Kimberly M. Kirkland, of West Palm Beach, Florida, for use in legal proceedings against Equiti Capital UK Limited in England and Wales regarding "a fraudulent Forex trading scheme operated by Mediatrix Capital Inc., Blue Isle Markets Inc., and Blue Isle Markets Ltd.", filed at the U. S. District Court for the Southern District of Florida.

The Deposit Guarantee Fund v. Citibank NA et al: Discovery Application

Application by The Deposit Guarantee Fund, of Ukraine, to take discovery from Citibank, N.A., The Bank of New York Mellon, Société Générale, New York, HSBC Bank USA, N.A., BNP Paribas USA, JPMorgan Chase Bank, N.A., Barclays Bank PLC, Deutsche Bank Trust Co. Americas, Bank of Nova Scotia, UBS AG, Bank of America, N.A., Standard Chartered Bank US, Commerzbank AG US and The Clearing House Payments Company, LLC for use in a "contemplated proceeding ... against PJSC National Credit Bank, Eastmond Sales LLP, Bank Frick & Co. AG, and other unknown fraudsters" in England for suspected fraud involving several jurisdictions, including England, Liechtenstein, Marshall Islands, Seychelles, Switzerland, and Ukraine, filed at the U. S. District Court for the Southern District of New York.

USA v. Tetiana Lukianiuk: Forfeiture Complaint

Forfeiture Complaint in USA v. "All Funds Previously Seized From Binance Holdings Limited", a cryptocurrency exchange domiciled in the Cayman Islands, in an account that "is registered to a 20-year-old Ukrainian national named Tetiana Lukianiuk" and is associated with an alleged extortion scheme against three unidentified U.S.-based companies involving ransomware known as NetWalker, filed at the U. S. District Court for the Middle District of Florida.

PJSC Bank Finance and Credit et al v. Kostyantin Zhevago et al: Complaint

Complaint alleging fraud in PJSC Bank Finance and Credit and Deposit Guarantee Fund of Ukraine, both of Ukraine v. Kostyantin Zhevago, Frold Project Limited, Eastroad Commerce LLP, Portman Shipping UK Limited, and Ian Anthony Pellow, all of England, at the High Court of Justice for England and Wales.

USA v. Ihor Kolomoisky et al: Forfeiture Complaint

Forfeiture Complaint in USA v. Real Property Located at 55 Public Square, Cleveland, Ohio which is "traceable to an international conspiracy to launder money embezzled and fraudulently obtained from PrivatBank", described as "a Ukrainian financial institution", whose beneficial owners were identified as Ihor Kolomoisky and Gennadiy Boholiubov, filed at the U. S. District Court for the Southern District of Florida.

Real Exchange (REX) Ltd.: ‘No New Clients’ Order

Public Notice by the Malta Financial Services Authority that it was directed Real Exchange (REX) Limited "to cease the on-boarding of new clients with immediate effect". Editor's Note: Research by OffshoreAlert in the Malta Business Registry showed that Real Exchange (REX) Limited was incorporated in Malta on September 3rd, 2018, its directors are Adriano Cefai, of Malta; Viktor Kochetov, and Alexander Yelsky, both citizens of Ukraine, and its sole shareholder is K-Worldwide Group 18 Ltd., which was incorporated in Malta on September 25th, 2019, whose directors are Adriano Cefai, Viktor Kochetov, and Alexander Yelsky, and whose shareholders are Kyrrex Holding Limited, of Cyprus; Peter's Lab Spolka z Ograniczona Odpowiedzialnoscia, of Poland; RV70 Holding Limited, of England; Adriano Cefai, Darko Perovic, of Marbella, Spain; Yermek Tursunov, of Kazakhstan, and Clarissa Zammit Maempel, of Malta. According to records maintained by the Cyprus Registrar of Companies, Kyrrex Holding Limited was incorporated on October 2nd, 2018 and its directors are Viktor Kochetov and Lazarus Ioannou. According to Companies House for England and Wales, RV70 Holding Limited was incorporated on November 20th, 2014 and its sole director and controlling person is Ruggero Venturini, described as a citizen of Italy residing in Malta. On the website of Real Exchange (REX) Limited at kyrrex.com, it is stated: "Founded in June 2016, Kyrrex is a digital wallet and professional platform where traders and consumers can trade in new digital assets - cryptocurrencies, such as Bitcoin, Ethereum, Ripple, EOS, Litecoin, Cardano, NEO, Monero and many others."

PJSC Bank Finance and Credit: Chapter 15 Petition

Chapter 15 Petition for Recognition of a Foreign Main Proceeding in Ukraine by Svitlana Vasylivna Groshova, as the Foreign Representative of PJSC Bank Finance and Credit, at the U. S. Bankruptcy Court for the Southern District of Florida.

USA v. Yuriy Andrienko et al: Criminal Indictment

Indictment against six "officers" of a Russian "military intelligence agency" alleging a computer hacking and fraudulent scheme "to undermine, retaliate against, or otherwise destabilize: (1) Ukraine; (2) the country of Georgia; (3) France's elections; ( 4) efforts to hold Russia accountable for its use of a weapons-grade nerve agent on foreign soil; and (5) the 2018 Winter Olympics after a Russian government-sponsored doping effort led to Russian athletes being unable to participate under the Russian flag" in USA v. Yuriy Sergeyevich Andrienko, Sergey Vladimirovich Detistov, Pavel Valeryevichfrolov, Anatoliy Sergeyevich Kovalev, Artem Valeryevich Ochichenko, and Petr Nikolayevich Pliskinat the U. S. District Court for the Western District of Pennsylvania.

Artem SJSHC v. Gray Fox Logistics: Petition to Confirm Arbitral Award

Petition to Confirm and Enforce Final Foreign Arbitral Award of $8.3 million in State Joint Stock Holding Company Artem, of Ukraine v. Gray Fox Aviation and Logistics Inc., d.b.a. Gray Fox Logistics, of Fort Lauderdale, Florida, at the U. S. District Court for the Southern District of Florida.

Milan Vasich v. National Bank of Ukraine: Complaint

Complaint "for compensatory and punitive damages related to the conversion and breach of contract in connection with funds in the amount of $367,341,817.00" in Milan Vasich, of Florida v. National Bank of Ukraine, of Ukraine, at the U. S. District Court for the Southern District of Florida.

USA v. PNC Plaza: Forfeiture Complaint

Forfeiture Complaint regarding "assets that facilitated, were involved in, and are traceable to an international conspiracy to launder money embezzled and fraudulently obtained from PrivatBank", described as "a Ukrainian financial institution located in Ukraine, with a branch in Cyprus and an affiliated entity in Latvia, among other places" in USA v. PNC Plaza at the U. S. District Court for the Southern District of Florida.

USA v. CompuCom Campus: Forfeiture Complaint

Forfeiture Complaint regarding "assets that facilitated, were involved in, and are traceable to an international conspiracy to launder money embezzled and fraudulently obtained from PrivatBank", described as "a Ukrainian financial institution located in Ukraine, with a branch in Cyprus and an affiliated entity in Latvia, among other places" in USA v. "a roughly 19.5-acre office park comprising three buildings, parking areas, and undeveloped land known as the CompuCom Campus and located at 7505 and 7171 Forest Lane, Dallas, Texas 75230" at the U. S. District Court for the Southern District of Florida.

Petr Aven et al v. Orbis Business Intelligence Ltd.: Judgment

Approved Judgment regarding "a claim for the correction of the record and other remedies" under the Data Protection Act 1998 "in relation to one component of the so-called 'Steele Dossier'" in Petr Aven, Mikhail Fridman, and German Khan, described as "three businessmen of Russian or Ukrainian origin" who are "among the ultimate beneficial owners of the Alfa Group Consortium" v. Orbis Business Intelligence Ltd. at the High Court of Justice, in England.

Valla PTC Ltd. v. HSBC et al: Discovery Application

Application by Valla PTC Limited, of Bermuda, as Trustee of the Westline Trust, to take discovery from HSBC Bank USA, HSBC Private Bank (Suisse) SA, HSBC Holdings PLC, UBS AG, Bank of New York Mellon, JPMorgan Chase Bank, NA, Citibank NA, Deutsche Bank (and its affiliates Deutsche Bank Trust Company Americas and Bankers Trust Company), Wells Fargo Bank, NA, Barclays Bank PLC, Lloyd's Bank USA, Lloyd's Bank Commercial Banking, Commerzbank AG, and Bank of America, NA for use in legal proceedings in the United Kingdom against Jonathan Moss Faiman, described as a citizen of the United Kingdom residing in Monaco, over the alleged failure to repay $30 million in loans, filed at the U. S. District Court for the Southern District of New York.

USA v. Vitalii Antonenko: Criminal Indictment

Criminal Indictment regarding "a website that offered for sale the personally identifiable information of hundreds of millions of consumers throughout the United States and around the world" in USA v. Vitalii Antonenko, described as a citizen of Ukraine residing in New York, at the U. S. District Court for the District of Massachusetts.

Liudmyla Kozlovska v. ‘Stop Corruption’: Discovery Application

Ex Parte Application for Judicial Assistance on behalf of a Ukraine court to take discovery from Cloudflare, Inc. for use in legal proceedings in Ukraine "captioned Liudmyla Petrivna Kozlovska v. Public Organization 'Stop Corruption'", filed at the U. S. District Court for the Northern District of California.

SEC v. Avalon FA Ltd. et al: Motion For Judgment

SEC's Motion for Judgment against Avalon, Fayyer, and Pustelnik in U. S. Securities and Exchange Commission v. Lek Securities Corporation, of New York; Samuel Lek, Vali Management Partners, d.b.a. Avalon FA Ltd., described as a Seychelles company based in Ukraine; Nathan Fayyer, described as being born in Moldova and "now a U.S. citizen", and Sergey Pustelnik, a.k.a. Serge Pustelnik, described as being born in Ukraine and "now a U.S. citizen", at the U. S. District Court for the Southern District of New York.

USA v. Microsoft Corporation: Records Application

Ex Parte Application by the USA for an Order requiring Microsoft Corporation to provide records for a criminal investigation into "computer intrusions at several U.S. companies and the subsequent thefts and/or use of stolen customer credentials", filed at the U. S. District Court for the Northern District of California.

SEC accuses offshore firms of $125M investment fraud

The U. S. Securities and Exchange Commission has accused companies in the Bahamas, Cayman Islands, Cook Islands, New Zealand, Puerto Rico, Saint Vincent and the Grenadines, and the United States of participating in a $125 million investment fraud involving a group known as Mediatrix Capital.

SEC v. Mediatrix Capital Inc. et al: Complaint

Complaint alleging fraud in U. S. Securities and Exchange Commission v. Mediatrix Capital Inc., initially of Belize and then the Bahamas; Blue Isle Markets Inc., domiciled in Saint Vincent and the Grenadines, based in the Bahamas; Blue Isle Markets Ltd., of New Zealand; Michael Stephen Young, of Denver, Colorado; Michael Shawn Stewart, of Scottsdale, Arizona, and Bryant Edwin Sewall, of Dallas, Texas, and the Bahamas, as Defendants, and Mediatrix Capital Fund Ltd., of the Bahamas; Island Technologies LLC, of Puerto Rico; Victoria M. Stewart, Maria C. Young, Hanna Ohonkova Sewall, of Kiev, Ukraine; Michael C. Baker, of Denver, Colorado; Walter C. Young III, of Seattle, Washington; Arual LP, of Utah; West Beach LLC, of Puerto Rico; Salve Regina Trust, of the Cook Islands; TF Alliance LLC, of Colorado; Casa Conejo LLC, of Puerto Rico; Hase Haus LLC, of Colorado; DCC Islands Foundation, of the Bahamas; Keystone Business Trust, of Massachusetts; Weinzel LLC, of Nevada; The 1989 Foundation, of the Bahamas; Mediatrix Capital PR LLC, of Puerto Rico; Mediatrix Capital LLC, of Colorado, and Blue Isle Markets Inc., of the Cayman Islands, as Relief Defendants, at the U. S. District Court for the District of Colorado.

SEC v. Mediatrix Capital Inc. et al: Freezing Motion

Emergency Motion for an Ex Parte Asset Freeze and Temporary Restraining Order in U. S. Securities and Exchange Commission v. Mediatrix Capital Inc., initially of Belize and then the Bahamas; Blue Isle Markets Inc., domiciled in Saint Vincent and the Grenadines, based in the Bahamas; Blue Isle Markets Ltd., of New Zealand; Michael Stephen Young, of Denver, Colorado; Michael Shawn Stewart, of Scottsdale, Arizona, and Bryant Edwin Sewall, of Dallas, Texas, and the Bahamas, as Defendants, and Mediatrix Capital Fund Ltd., of the Bahamas; Island Technologies LLC, of Puerto Rico; Victoria M. Stewart, Maria C. Young, Hanna Ohonkova Sewall, of Kiev, Ukraine; Michael C. Baker, of Denver, Colorado; Walter C. Young III, of Seattle, Washington; Arual LP, of Utah; West Beach LLC, of Puerto Rico; Salve Regina Trust, of the Cook Islands; TF Alliance LLC, of Colorado; Casa Conejo LLC, of Puerto Rico; Hase Haus LLC, of Colorado; DCC Islands Foundation, of the Bahamas; Keystone Business Trust, of Massachusetts; Weinzel LLC, of Nevada; The 1989 Foundation, of the Bahamas; Mediatrix Capital PR LLC, of Puerto Rico; Mediatrix Capital LLC, of Colorado, and Blue Isle Markets Inc., of the Cayman Islands, as Relief Defendants, at the U. S. District Court for the District of Colorado.

CFTC v. Yukom Communications Ltd. et al: Complaint

Complaint for "an illegal and fraudulent 'binary options' trading scheme" involving companies in Anguilla, Bulgaria, Cyprus, Gibraltar, Israel, Malta, Marshall Islands, Mauritius, Saint Vincent and the Grenadines, and the United Kingdom in Commodity Futures Trading Commission v. Yukom Communications Ltd., of Israel; Linkopia Mauritius Ltd., of Mauritius; Wirestech Limited, d.b.a. BigOption, of the Marshall Islands; WSB Investments Ltd., d.b.a. BinaryBrook, of Anguilla, Gibraltar, St. Vincent and the Grenadines, and the United Kingdom; Zolarex Ltd., d.b.a. BinaryOnline, of the Marshall Islands; Yakov Cohen, an Israeli residing in Israel and Mauritius; Yossi Herzog, of Israel; Lee Elbaz, of Israel, currently incarcerated in the USA, and Shalom Peretz, of Israel, at the U. S. District Court for the Northern District of Illinois.

Donald Trump & Ukraine: Whistleblower Complaint

Whistleblower Complaint to the Intelligence Committees of the U. S. Senate and House of Representatives regarding allegations of abuse of office involving U. S. President Donald Trump and the Government of Ukraine.

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.

eCharge.io AG: Public Warning

Public Warning by the Swiss Financial Market Supervisory Authority about "unauthorized activities" by cryptocurrency firm eCharge.io AG, whose 'Founders' on its website are identified as Markus Dold, of Germany; Dariia Manovytska, of Ukraine, and Holger Czesnat, of Germany.

US VC Partners GP LLC et al v. U.S. Department of the Treasury et al: Complaint

Complaint alleging "warrantless seizure and ongoing interference with property interests of United States citizens by the Government through the operation of economic sanctions programs directed at foreign nationals" regarding Ukraine-born Russian businessman Viktor Vekselberg in Israeli VC Partners Ltd., of the Cayman Islands; Israeli VC Partners Management, LLC, US VC Partners GP LLC, US VC Partners Management, LLC, CN Odyssey GP LLC, CN MapAnything GP LLC, Sparrow Capital Holdings LLC, Audubon Loan Funding GP LLC, and CN Partners LLC, all of Delaware, and Andrew Intrater, of New York, v. United States Department of the Treasury, Office of Foreign Assets Control, Steven Mnuchin, in his official capacity as the Secretary of the United States Department of the Treasury, and Andrea Gacki, in her official capacity as the Director of the United States Department of the Treasury's Office of Foreign Assets Control, at the U. S. District Court for the Southern District of New York.

Hermitage Capital Management Ltd. v. Bank of America et al: Discovery Application

Application by Hermitage Capital Management Limited to conduct discovery from Bank of America NA, Bank of China, Bank of New York Mellon, BNP Paribas USA, Citibank NA, Commerzbank AG, Credit Agricole CIB, Deutsche Bank Trust Co Americas, JPMorgan Chase Bank NA, Mashreqbank Psc., Standard Chartered Bank, UBS AG, and Wells Fargo Bank NA for use in criminal proceedings brought by Russia on December 11th, 2018 against Hermitage, its Founder & CEO, Bill Browder; Ivan Cherkasov, and others for alleged tax fraud, filing of a false bankruptcy, and embezzlement, filed at the U. S. District Court for the Southern District of New York.

ALROSA v. Bank of America et al: Discovery Application

Application by ALROSA, a Russian diamond-mining company, to take discovery from Bank of America, Bank of New York Mellon, Capital One NA, Capital One Bank (USA) NA, Citibank NA, Commerzbank NA, Deutsche Bank, Deutsche Bank Trust Company Americas, HSBC Bank USA NA, JPMorgan Chase NA, Wells Fargo NA, PNC Bank NA, Standard Chartered Bank, Barclays Bank PLC, BNP Paribas SA, and UBS AG for use in contemplated legal proceedings in Angola or the United Kingdom against former or current executives of Catoca Ltd., a diamond-mining company in Angola, filed at the U. S. District Court for the Southern District of New York.

USA v. Bank Julius Baer (Guernsey): Motion to Quash

Motion to Quash Subpoena Issued to accounting firm Goldberg Gluck & Brusilovsky LLP by Lessia Shatalin and Katerina Duncan in USA v. All Assets Held at Bank Julius Baer & Company Ltd., Guernsey Branch, in the name of Pavlo Lazarenko at the U. S. District Court for the Northern District of California.

Silisten Trading Ltd.: Chapter 15 Petition

Chapter 15 Petition for Recognition of a Foreign Main Proceeding in the British Virgin Islands by Mark McDonald and Nicholas Wood, as the Foreign Representatives of Silisten Trading Limited, at the U. S. Bankruptcy Court for the Southern District of Florida.

SEC v. Oleksandr Ieremenko et al: Complaint

Complaint alleging "a fraudulent scheme to hack into the SEC's online Electronic Data Gathering, Analysis, and Retrieval system to obtain nonpublic documents containing earnings announcements of publicly-traded companies, and to then use that information to profit by trading in advance of the information becoming public" in U. S. Securities and Exchange Commission v. Oleksandr Ieremenko, of Ukraine; Spirit Trade Ltd., of Hong Kong; Sungjin Cho, of Los Angeles, CA; David Kwon, of Los Angeles, California; Igor Sabodakha, of Ukraine; Victoria Vorochek, of Ukraine; Ivan Olefir, of Ukraine; Capyfield Systems Ltd., of Belize, and Andrey Sarafanov, of Russia, as Defendants, and Kyungja Cho, of South Korea; Lyudmila Kalinkina, Andrey Meleynikov, and Ivan Solovev, all of Russia, as Relief Defendants, at the U. S. District Court for the District of New Jersey.

Frontera Resources Corp. et al v. Stephen Hope et al: Discovery Application

Application by Frontera Resources Corporation and Frontera International Corporation, both of the Cayman Islands, to take discovery from Stephen Hope, of California; Outrider Master Fund LP, of the Cayman Islands, and Outrider Management LLC, of California, for use in legal proceedings in the Cayman Islands against Stephen Hope, Outrider Master Fund LP and MaplesFS Limited, filed at the U. S. District Court for the Northern District of California.

PrivatBank v. Igor Kolomoisky et al: Re-Amended Claim Form

Re-Amended Claim Form in PJSC Commercial Bank PrivatBank, of Ukraine v. Igor Valeryevich Kolomoisky, of Switzerland; Gennadiy Borisovich Bogolyubov, of Switzerland; Teamtrend Limited, of England; Trade Point Agro Limited, of England; Collyer Limited, of England; Rossyn Investing Corp., of the British Virgin Islands; Milbert Ventures Inc., of the BVI, and ZAO Ukrtransitservice Ltd., of the BVI, at the High Court of Justice of England and Wales.

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.