USA

SEC v. Shlomo Nir et al: Complaint

Complaint alleging investment fraud in U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission v. Shlomo Nir and Tzachi Rahamim, both citizens and residents of Israel, at the U.S. District Court for the Central District of California.

Blue Skye Financial Partners Sàrl v. RedBird Capital Partners et al: Discovery Application (‘Fraudulent €1.2B Sale of AC Milan’)

Application by Blue Skye Financial Partners Sàrl, of Luxembourg, described as "an indirect minority shareholder" of "Italian professional soccer club" AC Milan, to take discovery from RedBird Capital Partners and Elliott Management Corporation for use in legal proceedings in Luxembourg to, inter alia, "annul the improper sale of the club" due to "fraud", filed at the U.S. District Court for the Southern District of New York.

SEC v. Bradley Moynes et al: Complaint

Complaint alleging fraud in U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission in Bradley J. Moynes, described as a citizen and resident of Canada, and Digatrade Financial Corp., of Vancouver, Canada, as Defendants, and Vancap Ventures Inc., of Canada, as Relief Defendant, at the U.S. District Court for the District of Massachusetts.

Starberry Ltd.: $1.4M Disgorgement

Administrative Order by the U.S. Commodity Futures Trading Commission imposing a penalty of $1,376,207 on Starberry Limited, of Cyprus, for operating as a "futures commission merchant" without being registered.

Geluk Capital Management Ltd. et al: $93K Penalties

Administrative Order by the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission imposing penalties totaling $92,688 on Geluk Capital Management Ltd., of the Bahamas, and Douglas Gerald Fathers, of New Jersey, for alleged "misrepresentations".

USA v. Daniel Elie Bouaziz: Criminal Indictment

Criminal Indictment alleging fraud and money laundering involving "fraudulent artwork" in USA v. Daniel Elie Bouaziz, a citizen of France and an "art dealer", at the U.S. District Court for the Southern District of Florida.

Portugal: Target et al

Application for the appointment of a Commissioner to collect evidence from Target, CVS Pharmacy, Sunoco, Dunkin Donuts, Gap Outlet, Whole Foods, Kids Footlocker, Rite Aid Store, Sephora Chestnut, and Di Bruno Brothers - pursuant to a request for judicial assistance from Portugal - for a criminal investigation into "unknown subjects for aggravated theft, crimes against property, and computer and communications fraud".
Invictus Capital

$135M offshore crypto fund group Invictus Capital suspends redemptions, attempts to re-organize

Citing exposure to the UST stablecoin and Celsius Network 'bank', crypto fund operator Invictus Capital, which was set up by South Africans and claims to have more than $135 million under management in investment funds in the Cayman Islands and British Virgin Islands, has suspended redemptions and is attempting to re-organize under the oversight of voluntary liquidators appointed for its Cayman parent company.

USA v. Andrew Fahie: Motion to Extend Deadlines

Motion to Extend Deadlines that, inter alia, confirms the defendant was released from custody on June 13th, 2022 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.

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.

Nick Patterson v. Terraform Labs Pte. Ltd. et al: Class Action Complaint (‘Crypto Fraud’)

Class Action Complaint alleging cryptocurrency fraud in Nick Patterson v. TerraForm Labs Pte. Ltd., of Singapore; Jump Crypto, Jump Trading LLC, Republic Capital, Republic Maximal LLC, Tribe Capital, DeFinance Capital/Definance Technologies Oy, GSR Markets Limited, of Hong Kong; Three Arrows Capital Ptd Ltd., of Singapore; Nicholas Platias and Do Kwon, of South Korea, at the U.S. District Court for the Northern District of California.

Kian Sadaat Yazdi v. The Clearing House Payments Company LLC et al: Discovery Application (UAE Proceedings)

Application by Kian Sadaat Yazdi, a citizen of the United Kingdom residing in Dubai, described as "a shareholder and the Chief Executive Officer of Hassan’s Optician Co., one of the largest optical chains in Kuwait", to take discovery from The Clearing House Payments Company L.L.C., Bank of America, N.A., Barclays Bank PLC, Bank of Baroda, BNP Paribas, Citibank, N.A., Deutsche Bank AG, Deutsche Bank Trust Company Americas, Habib American Bank, HSBC Bank USA, N.A., JPMorgan Chase Bank, N.A., Mashreqbank PSC, Standard Chartered Bank, The Bank of New York Mellon, and Wells Fargo Bank, N.A. for legal proceedings in the United Arab Emirates involving suspected fraud and forgery, filed at the U.S. District Court for the Southern District of New York.

Allianz Risk Transfer (Bermuda) Ltd. v. High Lonesome Wind Power LLC: Notice of Removal (‘$203M Proxy Revenue Swap Claim’)

Notice of Removal, including a copy of the complaint in which the plaintiff is seeking "at least" $203 million regarding "a 'proxy revenue swap' transaction", in Allianz Risk Transfer (Bermuda) Ltd., of Bermuda v. High Lonesome Wind Power LLC, described as "the owner and operator of a wind farm project in West Texas", at the U.S. District Court for the Southern District of New York.

Keith Johnson v. Elon Musk et al: Class Action Complaint (‘Dogecoin fraud’)

Class Action Complaint alleging the defendants are "engaged in a Crypto Pyramid Scheme (aka Ponzi scheme) by way of Dogecoin cryptocurrency" in Keith Johnson v. Elon Musk, Space Exploration Technologies Corp., d.b.a. SpaceX, and Tesla Inc. at the U.S. District Court for the Southern District of New York.

Germany: Jürgen Wagentrotz

Application for the appointment of a Commissioner to collect evidence from Fifth Third Bank and JPMorgan Chase Bank - pursuant to a request for judicial assistance from Germany - for a criminal investigation into "Jurgen Kurt Ernst Wagentrotz, former Executive Board Member of Oil & Gas Invest AG, and others for fraud and operating a banking business without a license".

Uphold Ltd.: Directors

Director Details for Uphold Ltd., obtained from the Cayman Islands General Registry on June 16th, 2022.

Clifford Cheah King Mun et al v. JPMorgan Chase & Co.: Discovery Application

Application by Clifford Cheah King Mun, of Singapore, and Maso Capital Investments Limited, of the Cayman Islands, to take discovery from JPMorgan Chase & Co. for use in "appraisal proceedings pending before the Supreme Court of Bermuda", filed at the U.S. District Court for the Southern District of New York.

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.

Agro Santino OOD: Chapter 15 Petition

Chapter 15 Petition for Recognition of a Foreign Main Proceeding in Bulgaria by Yordanka lvanova Panchovska, as the Foreign Representative of Agro Santino OOD, described as an "agricultural producer", filed at the U.S. Bankruptcy Court of the Southern District of New York.

USA v. Ralph Steinmann et al: Criminal Complaint (‘PDVSA Corruption’)

Criminal Complaint alleging the defendants laundered the proceeds of corruption involving PDVSA in Venezuela in USA v. Ralph Steinmann, described as "a Swiss national who operated a European financial institution", and Luis Fernando Vuteff, described as a citizen of Argentina, at the U.S. District Court for the Southern District of Florida.

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.

William Laggner et al v. Uphold Ltd.: Winding Up Petition (2022)

Winding Up Petition in William Laggner, of Dallas, Texas; Bearing Ventures LLC, of Delaware; West End Capital II LLC, of New York, NY; Charles Simmons, of Houston, Texas; Peter Kearns, of Princeton, New Jersey, and Michael Zaitsev, of New York, NY, v. Uphold Ltd., described as "a wallet blockchain platform that facilitates payments within and to the financial services industry", at the Grand Court of the Cayman Islands.

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.

Petroteq Energy, Inc. et al: Fines

Administrative Order by the U.S. Securities and exchange Commission imposing fines of $1 million and $450,000, respectively, on Petroteq Energy, Inc., of Canada, and Aleksandr Blyumkin, of California.

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,

Jeffrey Lockhart v. Binance et al: Class Action Complaint (‘Terra Crypto’)

Class Action Complaint alleging violations of the Securities Exchange Act regarding the cryptocurrency "stablecoin" known as Terra in Jeffrey Lockhart v. BAM Trading Services Inc., of Delaware, d.b.a. Binance US, described as "a crypto-asset exchange that operates a platform on which customers discover, research, buy, and sell digital assets", and Brian Schroder at the U.S. District Court for the Northern District of California.

Samuel Malamud Eidelman v. Citibank NA et al: Discovery Application

Ex Parte Application by Samuel Malamud Eidelman to take discovery from Citibank, N.A., Bank Leumi USA, New York Branch; HSBC Bank USA, N.A., BNP Paribas USA, Credit Lyonnais, New York Branch; JPMorgan Chase Bank, N.A., Scotia Bank, New York Agency; IDB Bank, New York Branch; Coutts Bank Switzerland Ltd., New York Branch; Standard Chartered Bank USA, Santander Bank, N.A., and Scotia Capital, Inc. for use in "contemplated" legal proceedings in Peru "against his brother, Jacobo Malamud, and Jacobo’s daughters, Yoselyn Malamud, Yudith Malamud and Caroline Malamud due to the commitment of crimes such as money laundering and tax evasion", filed at the U.S. District Court for the Southern District of New York.

Fundo de Liquidação Financeira v. American Express Bank et al: Discovery Application (‘BRL85M Claim)

Ex Parte Application by Fundo de Liquidação Financeira - Fundo de Investimento em Direitos Creditórios Não Padronizado to take discovery from American Express Bank, Citibank N.A., Standard Chartered Bank, The Bank of New York Mellon, Novo Banco S.A., Wells Fargo Bank N.A., and JP Morgan Chase Bank N.A. for use in legal proceedings in São Paulo, Brazil "against, inter alia, K.G. Serviços e Participações Eireli, Alvaro Maluf a/k/a Maluf Jabur Alvaro, and Paulo Maluf a/ka Maluf Jabur Paulo", filed at the U.S. District Court for the Southern District of New York.

Johnson Family Trust et al v. Saba Capital Management LP et al: TRO Motion

Motion for Temporary Restraining Order in Charles B. Johnson, as Trustee of the Johnson Family Trust and Templeton Global Income Fund v. Saba Capital Management LP, Saba Capital Management GP LLC, Saba Capital Master Fund Ltd., of the Cayman Islands; Boaz R. Weinstein, Karen Caldwell, Ketu Desal, Mark Hammitt, and Anatoly Nakum, as Defendants, and First Coast Results Inc., as Nominal Defendant, at the U.S. District Court for the Southern District of New York.

Johnson Family Trust et al v. Saba Capital Management LP et al: Complaint

Complaint alleging violation of the Securities Exchange Act in Charles B. Johnson, as Trustee of the Johnson Family Trust and Templeton Global Income Fund v. Saba Capital Management LP, Saba Capital Management GP LLC, Saba Capital Master Fund Ltd., of the Cayman Islands; Boaz R. Weinstein, Karen Caldwell, Ketu Desal, Mark Hammitt, and Anatoly Nakum, as Defendants, and First Coast Results Inc., as Nominal Defendant, at the U.S. District Court for the Southern District of New York.

Contrarian Capital Management LLC et al v. Venezuela: Judgment Registration ($44M)

Judgment Registration in Contrarian Capital Management LLC, of Delaware; Contrarian Capital Fund I, LP, of Delaware; Contrarian Dome du Gouter Master Fund, LP, of Canada; Contrarian Capital Senior Secured, LP, of Delaware; Contrarian EM II, LP, of Connecticut; Contrarian Emerging Markets, LP, of Connecticut; Boston Patriot Summer St LLC, of Massachusetts; Polonius Holdings, LLC, of Delaware, and E1 SP, a Segregated Account of EMAP SPC, of the Cayman Islands v. Bolivarian Republic of Venezuela at the U. S. District Court for the Southern District of New York.

RiskCap International Ltd.: €4.5K Fine

Public Notice by the Malta Financial Services Authority that it has imposed a fine of €4,500 on RiskCap International Limited for regulatory breaches.