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Pacific Diversified Investments LLC et al v. The Ramson Group LLC et al: Complaint (‘$12M Ramson Mumba Fraud’)

Complaint alleging fraud by Ramson Mumba, described as "a failed prosperity-gospel preacher turned real-estate promoter" who is a citizen of the United Kingdom residing in Houston, Texas, and "his colleagues, Donnet Swaby and Jerome Pemberton" in Pacific Diversified Investments LLC, Texas Sugar North LLC, Texas Dove Cove LLC, Cedar Ridge LLC, and Texas Brick Maze LLC v. The Ramson Group LLC and The Ramson Group Ltd., of the United Kingdom, at the Superior Court of the State of California, County of San Mateo.

Revlon Inc. et al: Chapter 11 Petition

Chapter 11 Petition involving entities in several jurisdictions, including the Cayman Islands, Canada, England, and USA by Revlon, Inc., Revlon Consumer Products Corporation, Almay, Inc., Art & Science, Ltd., Bari Cosmetics, Ltd., Beautyge Brands USA, Inc., Beautyge U.S.A., Inc., Charles Revson Inc., Creative Nail Design, Inc., Cutex, Inc., DF Enterprises, Inc., Elizabeth Arden (Financing), Inc., Elizabeth Arden Investments, LLC, Elizabeth Arden NM, LLC, Elizabeth Arden Travel Retail, Inc., Elizabeth Arden USC, LLC, Elizabeth Arden, Inc., FD Management, Inc., North America Revsale Inc., OPP Products, Inc., RDEN Management, Inc., Realistic Roux Professional Products Inc., Revlon Development Corp., Revlon Government Sales, Inc., Revlon International Corporation, Revlon Professional Holding Company LLC, Riros Corporation, Riros Group Inc., Roux Laboratories, Inc., Roux Properties Jacksonville, LLC, SinfulColors Inc., RML, LLC, PPI Two Corporation, Revlon (Puerto Rico) Inc., Elizabeth Arden (UK) Ltd., Elizabeth Arden (Canada) Limited, Revlon Canada Inc., Beautyge I, Beautyge II, LLC, BrandCo Almay 2020 LLC, BrandCo Charlie 2020 LLC, BrandCo CND 2020 LLC, BrandCo Curve 2020 LLC, BrandCo Elizabeth Arden 2020 LLC, BrandCo Giorgio Beverly Hills 2020 LLC, BrandCo Halston 2020 LLC, BrandCo Jean Nate 2020 LLC, BrandCo Mitchum 2020 LLC, BrandCo Multicultural Group 2020 LLC, BrandCo PS 2020 LLC, and BrandCo White Shoulders 2020 LLC at the U.S. Bankruptcy Court for the Southern District of New York.

USA v. Casey Alexander: Criminal Complaint (‘$13M UK-Based Investment Fraud’)

Criminal Complaint regarding "a scheme to obtain by fraud and interstate wires investments, primarily from elderly victims across the United States of America, more than $13 million through a purported wine or whiskey investment fraud scheme, which originated in the United Kingdom" in USA v. Casey Alexander, a citizen of the United Kingdom, at the U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Ohio.

USA v. Andrew Fahie: Waiver of Extradition

Waiver of Extradition and Other Processes in USA v. Andrew Fahie, a former Premier of the British Virgin Islands, at the U.S. District Court for the Southern District of Florida.

AEye Inc. v. All Blue Falcons FZE: Complaint ($5M)

Complaint alleging breach of contract in AEye Inc., formerly CF Finance Acquisition Corp. III v. All Blue Falcons FZE, described as a United Arab Emirates-domiciled company based in London, England, at the U.S. District Court for the Southern District of New York,

Arron Banks v. Carole Cadwalladr: Judgment (‘TED Talk Libel Dismissal’)

Judgment dismissing a libel complaint regarding a TED Talk in Canada in Arron Banks, described as "an important public figure in the political domain, having been one of the leaders of, and by far the largest donor to, the successful campaign for the United Kingdom to vote in favour of leaving the European Union in the referendum held on 23 June 2016" v. Carole Cadwalladr at the High Court of Justice for England and Wales.

Kijani Resources Ltd. et al: Investor Notice (‘Simon Hooper Approach’)

'Investor Notice' by PwC, as liquidators of Kijani Resources Limited and Ratio Limited, both of Gibraltar, warning them about a solicitation from Simon Hooper, a British convicted fraudster whom the liquidators described as "a former director of both companies", regarding the Kijani Commodity Funds.

Ronald Popely et al: Disqualifications

Press release by The Insolvency Service, in the United Kingdom that it has imposed disqualifications on Ronald Albert Popely, described as a resident of Gibraltar; Darren James Popely, and Stephen William Dickson for their roles in a scheme "to invest in hotel rooms" involving the Hever Hotel, in Kent, England.

USA v. Andrew Fahie: Nebia Proffer

Nebbia Proffer, including an affidavit from Albion 'Bobby' Hodge, a dual citizen of the United Kingdom and USA, "in support of the evidence of the source of funds used to pay for the premium for the corporate surety bond" in USA v. Andrew Fahie, a former Premier of the British Virgin Islands, at the U.S. District Court for the Southern District of Florida.

USA v. Raymond Galliani: Complaint

Complaint "to collect unpaid federal civil penalty assessments and interest" from a "sophisticated taxpayer" who "established a maze of offshore entities to conceal his beneficial ownership of entities and foreign financial accounts holding millions of dollars", including those in the Bahamas, Guernsey, and Nevis, in USA v. Raymond Galliani, of Moraga, California, at the U.S. District Court for the Northern District of California.

SEC v. Trends Investments Inc. et al: Complaint

Complaint alleging "a scheme to defraud investors in private offerings of shares in publicly traded companies" in U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission v. Trends Investments Inc., Brandon Rossetti, Clinton Greyling, Leslie Greyling, described as a citizen of South Africa residing in the United Kingdom; Roger Bendelac, and Thomas Capellini at the U.S. District Court for the District of Massachusetts.

Brite Advisors South Africa (Pty) Ltd.: R10M Fine

Administrative Penalty Order by South Africa's Financial Sector Conduct Authority imposing a fine of R10 million on Brite Advisors South Africa (Pty) Ltd., formerly deVere Investments South Africa (Pty) Limited and deVere SA Acuma (Pty) Ltd., for regulatory breaches.

Nigel Green: Disqualification

Disbarment Order by South Africa's Financial Sector Conduct Authority imposing a five-year disqualification from the financial services industry on Nigel Green, Founder and CEO of deVere Group,.

Nigel Green: R2.5M Fine

Administrative Penalty Order by South Africa's Financial Sector Conduct Authority imposing a fine of R2.5 million on Nigel Green, Founder and CEO of deVere Group, for regulatory breaches involving Brite Advisors South Africa (Pty) Ltd., formerly deVere Investments South Africa (Pty) Limited, including a determination that "he was not fit and proper".

Ryan O’Dell v. Nielsen Holdings Plc et al: Complaint

Complaint in Ryan O'Dell v. Nielsen Holdings Plc, of England; James A. Attwood, Jr., David Kenny, Thomas H. Castro, Guerrino de Luca, Karen M. Hoguet, Janice Marinelli Mazza, Jonathan Miller, Stephanie Plaines, Nancy Tellem, and Lauren Zalaznick at the U.S. District Court for the Southern District of New York.

Forensic News LLC et al v. Aviram Azari: Discovery Application

Application by Forensic News LLC, described as a U.S.-based company whose "mission is to deliver original long-form journalism focused on national security, espionage, corporate, and political issues", and Scott Stedman, described as "an investigative journalist", to take discovery from Aviram Azari, described as "an Israeli private intelligence veteran who worked closely with Soriano for years", for use in "a defamation action filed against them in England by British-Israeli 'security consultant' Walter Soriano" regarding "news articles about Soriano and his ties to core figures associated with alleged Russian election interference, including Vladimir Putin confidant Oleg Deripaska and other oligarchs", filed at the U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of New York.

LATAM Airlines Group SA et al v. Gen2 Systems Ltd.: Complaint ($128,132)

Complaint to avoid allegedly fraudulent transfers totaling $128,132 in LATAM Airlines Group S.A., of Chile, described as "Latin America’s leading airline group", et al v. Gen2 Systems Limited, of England, at the U.S. Bankruptcy Court for the Southern District of New York.
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.

Christopher Rackauckas v. SafeMoon LLC et al: Class Action Complaint (‘Crypto Fraud’)

Class Action Complaint alleging cryptocurrency fraud in Christopher Rackauckas v. SafeMoon LLC, SafeMoon US LLC, SafeMoon Connect LLC, Tano LLC, SafeMoon Ltd., of England; SafeMoon Protocol Ltd., of England; SafeMoon Media Group Ltd., of England; David Portnoy, Braden John Karony, Jack Haines-Davies, Ryan Arriaga, Shaun Witriol, Henry 'Hank' Wyatt, Thomas Smith, Kyle Nagy, Jake Paul, Nick Carter, DeAndre Cortez Way, Ben Phillips, described as a resident of London, England; Miles Parks McCollum, and Daniel M. Keem at the U.S. District Court for the District of Utah.

ENRC v. Dechert LLP et al: Judgment

Judgment in Eurasian Natural Resources Corporation Limited v. Dechert LLP, David Neil Gerrard, and The Director of the Serious Fraud Office at the High Court of Justice of England and Wales.

Pareteum Corporation et al: Chapter 11 Bankruptcy Petition

Chapter 11 Petition by Pareteum Corporation, of Delaware; Pareteum North America Corp., of Delaware; Devicescape Holdings Inc., of Delaware; iPass Inc., of Delaware; iPass IP LLC, of Delaware; Pareteum Europe BV, of the Netherlands; Artillium Group Ltd., of England; Pareteum Asia Pte. Ltd., of Singapore, and Pareteum NV, of the Netherlands, collectively part of a group that "is a publicly held, leading edge, global provider of mobile networking software solutions and services for communications service providers and enterprise retail customers" with "operations in North America, Latin America, Europe, Middle East, Africa, and the Asia-Pacific region", at the U.S. Bankruptcy Court for the Southern District of New York.

USA v. Andrew Fahie: Motion to Revoke Bond

USA's Motion to Revoke Bond in USA v. Andrew Fahie, former Premier of the British Virgin Islands, at the U.S. District Court for the Southern District of Florida. In the motion, the USA stated, inter alia, that new BVI Premier Natalio Wheatley "has clarified that the immunity letter submitted on the Defendant’s behalf was an unauthorized letter that was prepared by a "rogue public officer", and does not "reflect the position of the Premier’s Office or the government of the Virgin Islands."

USA v. Andrew Fahie et al: Criminal Indictment (‘Drugs Trafficking & Money Laundering’)

Criminal Indictment alleging conspiracy to import a controlled substance, conspiracy to engage in money laundering, and attempted money laundering in USA v. Andrew Fahie, former Premier of the British Virgin Islands; Oleanvine Maynard, and Kadeem Maynard, all of the British Virgin Islands, at the U.S. District Court for the Southern District of Florida.

Robert Glick v. Arqit Quantum Inc. et al: Class Action Complaint

Class Action Complaint alleging fraud in Robert Glick v. Arqit Quantum Inc., formerly known as Centricus Acquisition Corp., described as a Cayman Islands-domiciled, London-based "cybersecurity company that has pioneered a unique quantum encryption technology"; David Williams, Nick Pointon, Carlo Calabria, Stephen Chandler, Manfredi Lefebvre d'Ovidio, VeraLinn Jamieson, Garth Ritchie, and Stephen Wilson at the U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of New York.

VTBC Asset Management International Ltd.: Administration (‘Russo-Ukrainian war’)

News Release by the Guernsey Financial Services Commission that it has successfully applied for the administration of VTBC Asset Management International Limited "in order to protect the interests of investors and the reputation of the Bailiwick as a financial centre given the ongoing impact of sanctions resulting from the Russo-Ukrainian war".

Vistra Group Holdings (BVI) Ltd. et al v. Zurich Insurance Plc et al: Defense

Defense in Vistra Group Holdings (BVI) Limited, Vistra Group Holdings (BVI) III Limited, Vistra International Expansion (USA) Inc., and Vistra Group Holdings (BVI) I Limited v. Zurich Insurance Plc, Lloyd’s Syndicate No. 3000 MKL, Markel Insurance SE, International General Insurance Company (UK) Limited, Lloyd’s Insurance Company S.A., Riverstone Managing Agency Limited, Markel Insurance SE T4405, Endurance Worldwide Insurance Ltd., Allied World Assurance Company, Allianz Global Corporate and Specialty SE, Lloyd’s Syndicate No. 1919 CVS., Assicurazioni Generali S.p.A., HCC International Insurance Company Plc, Tokio Marine Europe S.A., Liberty Corporate Capital Limited, and Lloyd’s Underwriter Syndicate No. 5000 TRV at the High Court of Justice of England and Wales.

CFTC v. Samuel Reed: $10M Settlement

Consent Order imposing a civil penalty of $10 million on Samuel Reed regarding the operation of the BitMEX cryptocurrency trading platform in Commodity Futures Trading Commission v. HDR Global Trading Limited, of the Seychelles; 100x Holdings Limited, of Bermuda; ABS Global Trading Limited, of Delaware; Shine Effort Inc. Limited, of Hong Kong; HDR Global Services (Bermuda) Limited, of Bermuda, all d.b.a. BitMEX; Arthur Hayes, described as a citizen of the United States residing in Hong Kong; Ben Peter Delo, described as a citizen of the United Kingdom residing in Hong Kong, and Samuel Reed, described as a U.S. citizen who resided in Milwaukee, WI, and Boston, MA, during the relevant period, at the U. S. District Court for the Southern District of New York.

CFTC v. Benjamin Delo: $10M Settlement

Consent Order imposing a civil penalty of $10 million on Benjamin Delo regarding the operation of the BitMEX cryptocurrency trading platform in Commodity Futures Trading Commission v. HDR Global Trading Limited, of the Seychelles; 100x Holdings Limited, of Bermuda; ABS Global Trading Limited, of Delaware; Shine Effort Inc. Limited, of Hong Kong; HDR Global Services (Bermuda) Limited, of Bermuda, all d.b.a. BitMEX; Arthur Hayes, described as a citizen of the United States residing in Hong Kong; Ben Peter Delo, described as a citizen of the United Kingdom residing in Hong Kong, and Samuel Reed, described as a U.S. citizen who resided in Milwaukee, WI, and Boston, MA, during the relevant period, at the U. S. District Court for the Southern District of New York.

CFTC v. Arthur Hayes: $10M Settlement

Consent Order imposing a civil penalty of $10 million on Arthur Hayes regarding the operation of the BitMEX cryptocurrency trading platform in Commodity Futures Trading Commission v. HDR Global Trading Limited, of the Seychelles; 100x Holdings Limited, of Bermuda; ABS Global Trading Limited, of Delaware; Shine Effort Inc. Limited, of Hong Kong; HDR Global Services (Bermuda) Limited, of Bermuda, all d.b.a. BitMEX; Arthur Hayes, described as a citizen of the United States residing in Hong Kong; Ben Peter Delo, described as a citizen of the United Kingdom residing in Hong Kong, and Samuel Reed, described as a U.S. citizen who resided in Milwaukee, WI, and Boston, MA, during the relevant period, at the U. S. District Court for the Southern District of New York.

USA v. Andrew Fahie: Order Granting Bond

Order Granting Bond to Andrew Fahie (Stayed until May 5th, 2022 pending an appeal by the USA) in USA v. Andrew Fahie, Premier of the British Virgin Islands, at the U. S. District Court for the Southern District of Florida.
Andrew Fahie Detention

‘Not my first rodeo’ – BVI Premier Andrew Fahie admitted to ’15-20 years of criminal activity’, says U.S.

British Virgin Islands Premier Andrew Fahie is a serial drugs offender who claimed in a secretly-recorded conversation to have been "stiffed" out of over $7 million by his criminal business partners over two decades, U.S. prosecutors alleged in a motion for the pre-trial detention of Fahie and Oleanvine Maynard that was filed at federal court in Miami, where they and Maynard's son, Kadeem Maynard, have been charged with cocaine trafficking and money laundering.

Purple Innovation LLC v. Photon Interactive UK Ltd.: Complaint

Complaint alleging breach of contract in Purple Innovation LLC, of Delaware, described as "an innovative and successful comfort technology company" v. Photon Interactive UK Limited, of the United Kingdom, at the U. S. District Court for the District of Delaware.