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Three indicted in NY for ‘$155M Biscayne Capital fraud’

Three men have been indicted in New York for allegedly perpetrating a $155 million fraud and money laundering scheme involving entities in or from Argentina, Bahamas, Belgium, Bermuda, British Virgin Islands, Cayman Islands, Ecuador, Germany, Switzerland, Uruguay, and the United States.

USA v. Roberto Cortes et al: Criminal Indictment

Criminal Indictment alleging conspiracy to commit wire fraud, bank fraud and money laundering involving entities in or from Argentina, Bahamas, Belgium, Bermuda, British Virgin Islands, Cayman Islands, Ecuador, Germany, Switzerland, Uruguay, and the United States in USA v. Roberto Gustavo Cortes Ripalda, described as a citizen of Ecuador and the U.S.; Fernando Haberer Bergson, described as a citizen of Germany and Uruguay and a resident of Argentina, and Ernesto Heraclito Weisson Pazmino, described as a citizen of Ecuador and the U.S., at the U. S. District Court for the Eastern District of New York.

Motociclo SA: Chapter 15 Petition

Chapter 15 Petition for Recognition of a Foreign Main Proceeding in Uruguay by Asociacion Uruguaya de Peritos, a.k.a. AUPE, as the Foreign Representative of Motociclo SA, which "imports and manufactures bicycles, motorcycles, and spare parts" and was allegedly rendered insolvent by the "reckless administration" and "improper diversion of assets" by its shareholders, Leonardo Rozenblum and Fabian Rozenblum, filed at the U. S. Bankruptcy Court for the Southern District of Florida.

Leonardo Rozenblum et al: Chapter 15 Petition

Chapter 15 Petition for Recognition of a Foreign Main Proceeding in Uruguay by Daniel Germán and Gabriel Ferreira, as the Foreign Representatives of Leonardo Rozenblum Trosman and Fabian Elias Rozenblum Gorel, filed at the U. S. Bankruptcy Court for the Southern District of Florida.

Alix AM Pte Ltd. v. EFG International AG: Discovery Application

Application by Alix AM Pte Ltd., of Singapore, to take discovery from EFG International AG, of Miami, Florida, for use in legal proceedings in the British Virgin Islands that it has filed against Agriculture Investment Group Corp. and 13 other defendants, including those in the Bahamas, Belize, British Virgin Islands, Monaco, and Uruguay, filed at the U. S. District Court for the Southern District of Florida.

USA v. Bank Julius Baer: Criminal Information

Criminal Information alleging Bank Julius Baer conspired to launder bribes to soccer officials for the rights to the World Cup, Copa Libertadores, and Copa América soccer tournaments in a scheme allegedly involving individuals in or from Argentina, Bolivia, Brazil, Chile, Paraguay, and Uruguay in USA v. Bank Julius Baer & Co. Ltd., of Switzerland, at the U. S. District Court for the Eastern District of New York.

USA v. Bank Julius Baer: Deferred Prosecution Agreement

Deferred Prosecution Agreement regarding an alleged scheme to launder the proceeds of bribery involving soccer organizations FIFA, CONMEBOL, and others in USA v. Bank Julius Baer & Co. Ltd., of Switzerland, at the U. S. District Court for the Eastern District of New York.

Madison Asset LLC v. Deutsche Bank AG: Second Amended Complaint

Second Amended Complaint "against Deutsche for its role in aiding a fraudulent trading scheme orchestrated by Madison's former principals and principals of related entities between 2014 and 2017 that caused Madison to suffer more than $200 million in damages" in Martin Trott and Christopher Smith, as Joint Official Liquidators of Madison Asset LLC (in Official Liquidation), of the Cayman Islands v. Deutsche Bank AG, of New York, at the U. S. District Court for the Southern District of New York.

Automotores Gildemeister SpA et al: Chapter 11 Petition

Chapter 11 Petition by Automotores Gildemeister SpA, Marc Leasing S.A., Comercial Gildemeister S.A., Maquinarias Gildemeister S.A., Fortaleza S.A., RTC S.A., Maquinaria Nacional S.A., Carmeister S.A., AG Créditos SpA, Fonedar S.A., all of Chile; Lodinem S.A., Camur S.A., both of Uruguay, and Bramont Montadora Industrial e Comercial de Veículos S.A., of Brazil, collectively described as "a vehicle importer and distributor primarily operating in Chile and Peru, as well as in Uruguay, Costa Rica and Brazil", at the U. S. Bankruptcy Court for the Southern District of New York.

Michael Pearson et al v. Ernesto Weisson et al: Complaint

Complaint alleging "a scheme to loot the accounts of investors in the Biscayne Capital group of companies, by stuffing these accounts with purported investments in various structured note offerings made by the Note Issuers" involving entities in Argentina, Brazil, British Virgin Islands, Cayman Islands, Ecuador, Uruguay, USA, and Venezuela in Michael Pearson, Stephen Briscoe, Andrew Childe, and Anna Silver, solely in their capacities as joint official liquidators and foreign representatives, Preferred Income Collateralized Interest Ltd., Diversified Real Estate Development Ltd. (f.k,a. ORC Senior Secured Limited), GMS Global Market Step Up Note Ltd., SG Strategic Income Ltd., Sentinel Investment Fund SPC, and Biscayne Capital Holdings Ltd., Biscayne Capital (BVI) Ltd., Sentinel Mandate & Escrow Ltd., and Vanguardia Group, Inc. v. Ernesto Weisson, Weisson Holding, LLC, Inmobilaria del Norte INORSA LLC, Empacadora Grupo Granmar SA, CVNet Distribution LLC, Latitude Foods and Bakery, LLC, Tucson Securities, Corp., Fernando Haberer, Gliker Trading Ltd., Dario Epstein, WinWer S.A., Domingo L. Bustillos, Galileoenergy S.A., Nicolas Barcia, Atanasio Mattheou, Yiwu Passion Import and Export, EGL Income Properties LLC, Diego Mussio, Ernesto Liurner, Miguel Verdias, Christoph Schaer, Arca International Bank, Inc., Jorge Chacin Landaeta, Marco Eduardo Vanzini, Afa Legal Resources (Cayman) Ltd., Cono Sur Logistics Corp., Catalina Guevara, EPC Multi Family Partners, Joyas Le Yaku, C.A., Solu Capital LLC, Havan Chang Holdings Limited, Promotora HTO C.A., Properties Investment Fund III, Servicios Petroleros, Select Industries PLC, Mercedes Cepeda Rivera, Marcelo Jorcin, Forum Globe LLC, Fresh Organics LLC, Yellow Stone Park Ltd., Patricia Aviles, ACA Ventures Ltd., John Doe 1, Importaciones y Servicios Ruso, Silmar C.A., Pablo Perrotta, Falcon Group Asset Management, Goban Trading Inc., Aceros y Metales Dos Mil, S.A., Alvaro Muscio, Globaldeg Logistic LLC, Voitto Corp., John Doe 2, Gevabra S.A., Agricola Nuova Terra Guatemala, S.A., Kingdom Trust Company, Columbus Exploration Corporation, Global Retail Information Ltd., Galier Partners, Atlantic Sky Consulting Group Ltd., John Doe 3, John Doe 4, Societe Generale R&S Business Center S.A., Atis Strategic, Federico Gil, Autogil Puerto Ordaz C.A., Juan Xavier Ribas, Avior Airlines CA, Sidor C.A., Diego Young, LGT Bank (Schweiz) AG, Faroy S.A., Pritt Investments Co., AD Markets Ltd., Agropecuaria Sanfiz C.A., Full Piscinas Corp., Gems Limited, J.I.K. S.A., John Doe 5, Pixelart Cocinas, C.A., Fredy Roberto Sandoval Cerda, Wendy Maria Vera, Advanced Fund Administration, Pablo Costabile, Edificio Mendoza LLC, Cauchos Del Sur, C.A., Asia Latina Trading Co., Ltd., Girbra S.A., Dilo Administracao de Bens Proprios Ltda., Emporio Group Entertainment, and Arkdale Investments Limited at the Circuit Court of the Eleventh Judicial Circuit, in and for Miami-Dade County, Florida.

Codere Finance 2 (UK) Ltd.: Chapter 15 Petition

Chapter 15 Petition for Recognition of a Foreign Main Proceeding in England by Manuel Martinez-Fidalgo, as the Foreign Representative of Codere Finance 2 (UK) Limited, described as being part of a group that "is a leading international gaming operator" and whose parent's shares "are listed on the Madrid stock exchange", at the U. S. Bankruptcy Court for the Southern District of New York.

Sky Solar Holdings Ltd. et al v. Hudson Solar Cayman LP et al: Complaint

Complaint in Sky Solar Holdings Ltd., of the Cayman Islands; Sky Solar Power Ltd., of the British Virgin Islands, and Sky International Enterprise Group Ltd., of Hong Kong v. Hudson Solar Cayman LP, Hudson Sustainable Investment Management LLC, and Hudson Global Finance DE II, all domiciled in the Cayman Islands and based in New York, NY, at the Supreme Court of the State of New York, County of New York.

Uruguay: Bank of America

Application for the appointment of a Commissioner to collect evidence from the Bank of America - pursuant to a request for judicial assistance from Uruguay - for a criminal investigation into "unknown subjects for fraud".

Enjoy SA: Chapter 15 Petition

Chapter 15 Petition Petition for Recognition of a Foreign Main Proceeding in Chile by Rodrigo Larrain and Esteban Rigo-Righi, as the Foreign Representatives of Enjoy SA, described as "the parent of a holding company engaged in entertainment, restaurants, hotels, and gaming casinos", at the U. S. Bankruptcy Court for the Southern District of New York.

USA v. Bank Hapoalim BM et al: Deferred Prosecution Agreement

Deferred Prosecution Agreement regarding a scheme to launder the proceeds of bribery and corruption involving soccer's global governing body FIFA in USA v. Bank Hapoalim B.M., of Israel, and Hapoalim (Switzerland) Ltd., of Switzerland, at the U. S. District Court for the Southern District of New York.

USA v. Jack Warner et al: Third Superseding Indictment

Third Superseding Indictment adding four new defendants, including former executives of 21st Century Fox, Inc., of the United States, and Imagina Media Audiovisual SL, of Spain, alleging racketeering, money laundering, wire fraud, tax fraud, and unlawful procurement of naturalization regarding alleged bribery and corruption involving FIFA and other soccer organizations in USA v. Hugo Jinkis, a citizen of Argentina; Mariano Jinkis, a citizen of Argentina; Full Play Group SA, of Uruguay; Hernan Lopez, a citizen of the U.S. and Argentina; Carlos Martinez, a citizen of the U.S. and Mexico; Gerard Romy, a citizen of Spain; Ariel Alvarado, a citizen of Panama; Manuel Burga, a citizen of Peru; Luis Chiriboga, a citizen of Ecuador; Marco Polo Del Nero, a citizen of Brazil; Eduardo Deluca, a citizen of Argentina; Eugenio Figueredo, a citizen of the U.S. and Uruguay; José Luís Meiszner, a citizen of Argentina; Romer Osuna, a citizen of Bolivia; Ricardo Teixeira, a citizen of Brazil; Reynaldo Vasquez, a citizen of El Salvador, and Jack Warner, a citizen of Trinidad and Tobago, at the U. S. District Court for the Eastern District of New York.

Coöperatieve Rabobank UA et al v. The Clearing House Payments Company LLC et al: Discovery Application

Application by Coöperatieve Rabobank UA, of Argentina; Credit Agricole Corporate and Investment Bank, of New York; ING Bank NV, of Brazil; the International Finance Corporation, of Washington, DC; Natixis, New York Branch, and Nederlandse Financierings-Maatschappij Voor Ontwikkelingslanden NV, of the Netherlands, to take discovery from The Clearing House Payments Company LLC, of New York; Banco Bilbao Vizcaya Argentina SA, of Spain; Banco do Brasil SA, of Brazil; Bank Leumi US, of New York; Bank of America, NA, of North Carolina; Barclays Bank PLC, of England; Citibank, NA, of New York; Deutsche Bank AG, of Germany; Deutsche Bank Trust Co Americas, of New York; HSBC Bank USA, of New York; Itau Unibanco SA - New York Branch, of Brazil; JPMorgan Chase Bank, NA, of New York; Mizuho Bank, Ltd., of Japan; MUFG Bank, Ltd., of Japan; MUFG Union Bank, NA, of New York; Sumitomo Mitsui Banking Corporation, of Japan; The Bank of New York Mellon, of New York; UBS AG, of Switzerland; Wells Fargo Bank NY INTL, of New York, and Wells Fargo Bank, of California, for use in legal proceedings in Argentina regarding suspected "major international financial impropriety" involving Vicentin SAIC, filed at the U. S. District Court for the Southern District of New York.

Novoriver SA v. Argentina: Complaint

Complaint alleging debt default in Novoriver SA, of Uruguay v. Argentina at the U. S. District Court for the Southern District of New York.

Insight Securities Inc. v. Amicorp (BVI) Trustees Ltd.: Complaint

Complaint alleging negligence and fraud regarding the Vanguardia Trust and the SBH Assets Trust, both of the Cayman Islands, in Insight Securities Inc., of Delaware v. Amicorp (BVI) Trustees Ltd., of the British Virgin Islands, at the U. S. District Court for the Northern District of Illinois.

Schahin Holdings SA et al: Chapter 15 Petition

Chapter 15 Petition for Recognition of a Foreign Main Proceeding in Brazil by Osana Mendonça, as the Foreign Representative of Schahin Holdings SA, Base Engenharia e Serviços de Petróleo e Gás SA, a.k.a. Schahin Engenharia SA; Schahin Empreendimentos Imobiliarios Ltda, Schahin Securitizadora de Créditos Financeiros SA, Schahin Desenvolimento Imobiliários SA, Companhia Schahin de Ativos, MTS Participações SA, Satasch Participações Ltda, and Deep Black Drilling LLP, at the U. S. Bankruptcy Court for the Southern District of Florida. It is alleged in the petition that the Schahin Group was involved in a bribery scheme involving companies in several jurisdictions, including Austria, Bermuda, the British Virgin Islands, Panama, Uruguay, and the USA.

Knijnik Participações SA et al: Chapter 15 Petition

Chapter 15 Petition for Recognition of a Foreign Main Proceeding in Brazil by Frederico Antonio Oliveria de Rezende, as the Foreign Representative of Knijnik Participações S.A., Knijnik Engenharia Ltda., Knijnik São Paulo Engenharia Integrada Ltda., Proplan Serviços e Projetos Ltda., and Gabinete Projetos de Engenharia e Arquitetura Ltda., at the U. S. Bankruptcy Court for the Southern District of Florida.

Mundo Media Ltd. et al: Chapter 15 Petition

Chapter 15 Petition for Recognition of a Foreign Main Proceeding in Canada by Ernst & Young, as the Foreign Representative of Mundo Media Ltd., 2538853 Ontario Ltd., M Zone Marketing Inc., and AppThis Holdings, Inc., at the U. S. Bankruptcy Court for the District of Delaware.

Proema Automotiva SA et al v. Citibank et al: Discovery Application

Application by Fernando Celso de Aquinho Chad, as Judicial Administrator in Bankruptcy of Proema Automotiva SA, Bowden Industrial Ltda., and Interamna Patricipações SA, to take discovery from Citibank, N.A., The Bank of New York Mellon, Société Générale, 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, Wells Fargo Bank, N.A., UBS AG;Bank of America, N.A., Standard Chartered Bank, Commerzbank AG, Bank of China USA - New York Branch, Safra National Bank of New York, and The Clearing House Payments Company LLC for use in bankruptcy proceedings in Brazil, where the debtors' beneficial owner, Paolo Paparoni, is suspected of fraud, filed at the U. S. District Court for the Southern District of New York.

Hudson Solar Cayman LP v. Sky Solar Holdings Ltd. et al: Summary Judgment Motion

Notice of Motion for Summary Judgment in Lieu of Complaint in Hudson Solar Cayman LP, of the Cayman Islands v. Sky Solar Holdings Ltd., of the Cayman Islands; Sky Solar Power Ltd., of the British Virgin Islands; and Sky International Enterprise Group Limited, of Hong Kong, at the Supreme Court of the State of New York, County of New York.

Viação Itapemirim SA et al: Chapter 15 Petition

Chapter 15 Petition for Recognition of a Foreign Main Proceeding in Brazil by Elias Mubarak Junior, as the Foreign Representative of Viação Itapemirim SA, Transportadora Itapemirim S/A, ITA-Itapemirim Transportes S/A, Imobiliária Bianca Ltda, Cola Comercial e Distribuidora Ltda, Viação Caiçara Ltda, and Flecha S/A - Turismo, Comércio e Industria, at the U. S. Bankruptcy Court for the Southern District of Florida.

Biscayne Capital Holdings Ltd. et al: Chapter 15 Petition

Chapter 15 Petition for Recognition of Foreign Main Proceedings in Bermuda, the British Virgin Islands, and the Cayman Islands by Hadley Chilton, Michael Pearson, and Stephen Briscoe, as Foreign Representatives of North Pointe Holdings (BVI) Ltd., Biscayne Capital (BVI) Ltd., Vanguardia Holdings Ltd., Spyglass Investment Management Ltd., Vanguardia Group Inc., Sports Aficionados Ltd., SG Strategic Income Ltd., GMS Global Market Step Up Note Ltd., Diversified Real Estate Development Ltd., Preferred Income Collateralized Interest Ltd., Sentinel Investment Fund SPC, and Biscayne Capital Holdings Limited, at the U. S. Bankruptcy Court for the Southern District of Florida.

USA v. Francisco Convit Guruceaga et al: Criminal Complaint

Criminal complaint in USA v. Francisco Convit Guruceaga, Jose Vincente Amparan Croquer, Carmelo Urdaneta Aqui, Abraham Edgardo Ortega, Gustavo Adolfo Hernandez Frieri, Hugo Andre Ramalho Gois, Matthias Krull, and Marcelo Federico Gutierrez Acosta y Lara at the U. S. District Court for the Southern District of Florida.

Silvia Juri et al v. Hope Funds SA et al: Liquidation Order

Order in Silvia Juri, Masivos Sociedad Anonima, Maria Teresa Huerta, Ignacio Goncalvez, Andrea Setti, Hernan Costa Silva, Juan Manuel Eiras, Patricia Peterson, and Diego Sarquis v. Hope Funds SA, Marketsite Ltd., and Global Entertainment Enterprises Ltd. at the British Virgin Islands High Court.

Silvia Juri et al v. Hope Funds SA et al: Originating Application

Originating Application in Silvia Juri, Masivos Sociedad Anonima, Maria Teresa Huerta, Ignacio Goncalvez, Andrea Setti, Hernan Costa Silva, Juan Manuel Eiras, Patricia Peterson, and Diego Sarquis v. Hope Funds SA, Marketsite Ltd., and Global Entertainment Enterprises Ltd. at the British Virgin Islands High Court.

USA v. Jeffrey Webb et al: Redacted Plea Transcripts

Redacted Plea Transcripts of Jeffrey Webb, Alejandro Burzaco, and José Margulies in USA v. Jeffrey Webb, Eduardo Li, Julio Rocha, Costas Takkas, Jack Warner, Eugenio Figueredo, Rafael Esquivel, Jose Maria Marin, Nicolas Leoz, Alejandro Burzaco, Aaron Davidson, Hugo Jinkis, Mariano Jinkis, and Jose Margulies at the U. S. District Court for the Eastern District of New York.

Girobank NV v. IIG Capital LLC et al: Petition

Petition to permit discovery prior to arbitration in Girobank NV, of the Netherlands Antilles v. IIG Capital LLC, of New York, and IIG Trade Opportunities Fund NV, of the Netherlands Antilles, at the Supreme Court of the State of New York, County of New York.

Anguilla regulator suspends Drake Incubator PCC after OffshoreAlert exposé

Anguilla-based mutual fund vehicle Drake Incubator PCC - which is controlled by BVI-based Drake Fund Advisors and the Osiris Group - has been suspended from providing any licensed services to its only sub-fund - GRRE Investment Fund - after OffshoreAlert exposed one of GRRE's directors, who is part of Belvedere Management Group's global criminal financial enterprise.

USA v. Jeffrey Webb et al: Criminal Indictment

Indictment in USA v. Jeffrey Webb, Eduardo Li, Julio Rocha, Costas Takkas, Jack Warner, Eugenio Figueredo, Rafael Esquivel, Jose Maria Marin, Nicolas Leoz, Alejandro Burzaco, Aaron Davidson, Hugo Jinkis, Mariano Jinkis, and Jose Margulies, a.k.a. Jose Lazaro, at the U. S. District Court for the Eastern District of New York.

Argentina: Alberto Deleglise et al

Application for the appointment of a Commissioner - pursuant to a request for judicial assistance from Argentina - to collect evidence for a criminal investigation into Alberto Deleglise, a public accountant; Viviana Cynthia Leiser, Betty Szlachter De Leiser, and Alan Eric Leiser for suspected fraud.

Privilege Wealth: Non-Circumvention & Non-Disclosure Agreement (June 19, 2013)

Non-Circumvention & Non-Disclosure Agreement between Jadestone Trust, Reversa Ltd., and Privilege Wealth One LP, all represented by Brett Jolly; Martin Sampson, Pierre Maccow, Brixton Equity Fund, Hulzy SA, Vayomer Global Fund, Mount Sion Investment Holding & Ventures LLC, Pablo Abad Anderson, and Knighstbridge Finance Ltd.

Alfredo Pott v. Walter Leesberg-Konig et al: Discovery Application

Application by Alfredo Carlos Pott for an order to issue subpoenas to Gonzalo Lopez Jordan, Karen Lopez Jordan, Santiago Steed, Diego Steed, Walter Leesberg-Konig, Luca Sarti Magi, World Capital Properties, LLC (aka World Capital Investments, Inc.), Acqua Holdings, LLC, and Orion South America King Crab, LLC for use in a criminal action in Argentina against Walter Leesberg-Konig, Diego Steed, and Gonzalo Lopez Jordan for alleged fraud.

Insider Talking: March 24, 2011

Alleged fraudster Michael Guard rises to the top at dubious Capital Conservator Group; The sordid tale of disbarred Bahamas attorney Jan Ward; Arnold Forbes claims he intends to sue Canadian broadcaster CTV for implicating him in an alleged investment fraud; Stanford University Professor Dr. Thomas Kenney accepts advisory role with dubious offshore investment firm Cedrus Investments; and Cayman Islands-domiciled Alacrity Capital Offshore Fund and related parties are sued in a dispute over administrative fees.

Latin America Round-Up: January 4, 2011

BRAZIL Football and fraud Brazil has committed to billions of dollars worth of infrastructure investments in preparation for the 2014 World Cup and the 2016 Olympic Games. The opportunities for foreign suppliers, contractors and investors are considerable. So, too, are
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