Vanuatu

Griffin Asset Management LLC et al v. Chadwick Meyer et al: Order Denying TRO Motion

Order Denying Plaintiffs' Motion for Temporary Restraining Order in Griffin Asset Management LLC, of Delaware, and HASelect-FTM Medical Receivables Litigation Finance Fund SP, a segregated portfolio of HedgeACT International SPC Ltd., of the Cayman Islands v. Chadwick Meyer, of South Carolina; Tecumseh-Infinity Medical Receivables Fund, LP, of Delaware; FTM Limited, of Vanuatu, and Alternative Investment Specialists Limited, of Vanuatu, at the Circuit Court of Cook County, Illinois.

Griffin Asset Management LLC et al v. Chadwick Meyer et al: TRO Motion

Emergency Motion for Temporary Restraining Order in Griffin Asset Management LLC, of Delaware, and HASelect-FTM Medical Receivables Litigation Finance Fund SP, a segregated portfolio of HedgeACT International SPC Ltd., of the Cayman Islands v. Chadwick Meyer, of South Carolina; Tecumseh-Infinity Medical Receivables Fund, LP, of Delaware; FTM Limited, of Vanuatu, and Alternative Investment Specialists Limited, of Vanuatu, at the Circuit Court of Cook County, Illinois.

Griffin Asset Management LLC et al v. Chadwick Meyer et al: Complaint

Complaint in Griffin Asset Management LLC, of Delaware, and HASelect-FTM Medical Receivables Litigation Finance Fund SP, a segregated portfolio of HedgeACT International SPC Ltd., of the Cayman Islands v. Chadwick Meyer, of South Carolina; Tecumseh-Infinity Medical Receivables Fund, LP, of Delaware; FTM Limited, of Vanuatu, and Alternative Investment Specialists Limited, of Vanuatu, at the Circuit Court of Cook County, Illinois.

Harvey River Estate Pty Ltd. et al v. Peter Foster et al: Judgment

Judgment in Harvey River Estate Pty Ltd., Four Little Girls Pty, and others v. Peter Clarence Foster, Arabella Louise Foster, Banksia Holdings Limited and The Partnership of Anne Patricia Larter, Alan Jones, Miralese Pty Ltd. and Leigh Johnson, trading as 'STC Sports Trading Club', at the Grand Court of the Cayman Islands.

Sen. Carl Levin Letter: Closing 10 Offshore Tax Loopholes

Letter about closing offshore ten tax loopholes from Senator Carl Levin to Senator Harry Reid, Senator Mitch McConnell, Senator Dick Durbin, Senator Jon Kyl, Senator Kent Conrad, Senator Saxby Chambliss, Senator Mark Warner, Senator Mike Crapo, Senator Tom Coburn, Senator Michael Bennet, Senator Mike Johanns, Senator John McCain, Senator Jeanne Shaheen, Senator Lindsey Graham, Senator Sheldon Whitehouse, Senator Kelly Ayotte, Honorable Timothy Geithner, Secretary of the Treasury; Gene Sperling, Director, National Economic Council, dated October 5, 2012.

KPMG (Vanuatu) sued following collapse of viaticals firm

KPMG (Vanuatu) is among several defendants who are being sued for $45 million in damages by the Receiver of a failed viaticals company that was allegedly operated as a Ponzi scheme.The lawsuit was filed by Michael J. Quilling, as Receiver for ABC Viaticals Inc. and related parties, at the U. S. District Court for the Northern District of Texas on March 6, 2007.The defendants are International Fidelity & Surety Limited and International Consultants & Management Ltd., both “allegedly” incorporated in Vanuatu, sharing the same registered agent of Trusco Holdings Limited, at Hawkes Law House, Rue Pasteur, Port Vila, Vanuatu; Surety Marketing Source LLC, incorporated in Michigan; KPMG (Vanuatu), a partnership organized in Vanuatu; Hawkes Law, a Vanuatu accounting firm which has a correspondent relationship with KPMG; KPMG International, organized in Switzerland; Boswell Dermott & Pawlett LLP, formed in the United Kingdom; Mohan & Associates, incorporated in India; David A. Goldenberg, a resident of Michigan; DAG Investments LLC, incorporated in Michigan; LPG Investments LLC, incorporated in Michigan; WED Marketing LLC, incorporated in Michigan; Galax Holdings Ltd., based in the United Kingdom; Mark Wolok, a resident of Michigan; Linda Wolok, a resident of Michigan; and Arie Kotler, a resident of Manhattan, NY.

Insider Talking: June 7, 2006

A British company that is at the heart of a liquidation scam being perpetrated against creditors of failed litigation funding firm Invaro Ltd. has missed a statutory deadline for filing its first accounts and is now subject to penalty fees; Former Panama-based, offshore financial services provider Marc Harris, 41, has lost his appeal against his November 24, 2003 conviction in the United States on multiple tax fraud, tax evasion and money laundering charges and May 21, 2004 sentencing to 17 years in prison, a fine of $20.3 million, and restitution of $6.6 million; and An unlicensed Canada-based forex dealer with a checkered past appears to be behind a purported offshore investment provider that was the target of a warning by the Bermuda Monetary Authority earlier this year, OffshoreAlert can disclose.

PayPal records targeted by IRS in offshore tax evasion investigation

The IRS has asked a U. S. federal court for permission to serve a “John Doe” summons on Internet money transfer firm PayPal Inc. as part of a clampdown on tax evasion using offshore credit and debit cards.“The records requested in the summons will identify the holders of bank accounts at, or payment cards issued by banks in, the listed jurisdictions, information which is not otherwise readily available to the Internal Revenue Service,” stated the IRS in its petition.

Newt Utopia: September 30, 2004

Vanuatu It looks like the future for this failed offshore jurisdictions is in hosting Survivor reality television shows. I can't wait to see Survivor Sealand or Survivor Melchizedek.Bahamas The Bahamian Foundation Act has a few quirks that could have made

IRS receives permission to serve subpoena on First Data Corp.

The world's largest processor of credit card payments has been ordered by a United States court to assist the IRS in its investigation into tax evasion using offshore accounts.First Data Corp. must turn over information about transactions by holders of American Express, Visa and MasterCard credit cards that were issued by or on behalf of certain offshore financial institutions.

IRS investigates clients of Asia Pacific Mutual Insurance

The IRS is conducting an investigation into clients of Vanuatu-registered Asia Pacific Mutual Insurance Company Ltd. Details of the investigation are contained in two petitions filed in October, 2003 by the insurer at the U. S. District Court for the District of Hawaii to quash IRS summonses that were served on the Bank of Hawaii, in Honolulu.

Australia: Roger Gregory Matson

Application for the appointment of a Commissioner to collect evidence for a criminal investigation in Australia into Roger Gregory Matson, his wife, Janette Matson; and their two children, Baron Matson and Matilda Matson for alleged fraud and money laundering.

Newt Utopia: What happened to the little nations that were the first to capitulate to the FATF, OECD and IMF tax bullies?

What happened to the little nations that were the first to capitulate to the FATF, OECD and IMF tax bullies? When the FAFT/OECD began the Non Compliant Countries and Territories (NCCT) ploy, they first went after several very small nations. These small nations were some of the first to capitulate and no longer offer a "harmful tax" competition jurisdiction. I am not saying they didn't deserve some of the abuse heaped upon them, but given the wholesale sleaze that exists in major countries such as the United Kingdom, France, and the United States, particularly on Wall Street, which is littered with dirt bags wearing expensive suits and working for companies with household names such as Citibank and Goldman Sachs, let's put it into its proper perspective …

Unlicensed Genesis Fund collapses amid fraud allegations

An ordinary IBC in Nevis that operates as an unlicensed mutual fund has collapsed owing an estimated $50 million to approximately 1,100 shareholders.Approximately $100 million is believed to have gone into The Genesis Fund Ltd. but about half of it was repaid as interest payments, according to a client's representative.

USA v. Alvin Irwin Moss et al: Criminal Indictment

Indictment filed by USA against Alvin Irwin Moss, Frederick John Collier, Avraham Zohar, a.k.a. Avy Zohar; Richard Titterington, Geoffrey L. Feldman, Sherrie-Lee Doreen Cave, Peter James O'Sullivan, Rosalind Rose, Wayne Budd, Thomas Montgomery Bayer, Robert Murray Bohn, Stacy Layne Beavers, Beverly Ann Moss, Jeffery Allen Moss, Larry Charles Moss, Michael Joseph Harkin and Michael Elliot Cole at the U. S. District Court for the Western District of Tennessee.

US court approves application to serve summonses on VISA International for tax evasion investigation

A California court has approved a request by the Internal Revenue Service for leave to file "John Doe" summonses on VISA International as part of an investigation into tax evasion using offshore credit cards. The order, issued on March 28, 2002, allows the IRS to examine the records of VISA credit or debit cards issued "by, through, or on behalf of banks or other financial institutions" in 31 offshore jurisdictions.

Insider Talking: January 31, 2002

Less than a month after they were taken down as a result of an OffshoreAlert investigation, references to Grenada-registered Euro Caribbean Bank have been reinstated on the web-site of the 'Stock Exchange' of the sham country known as the Dominion of Melchizedek; Caribbean Media Corporation, which operated the Caribbean News Agency, popularly known as CANA, has suspended operations; Another web-site that has shut down, albeit for different reasons, is that of Prosperitas Internationale Credit Union at www.prosperitasinternationale.com; Vanuatu-domiciled International Seminars Ltd., which organizes offshore seminars at which get-rich-quick schemes are promoted, is operating under a new name - Global Wealth Education Ltd.; John Bourbon resigned as Managing Director of the Cayman Islands Monetary Authority, effective January 16, 2002 - 18 months after taking up the position, citing "personal reasons"; An ex-SEC officer is critical of his former employer in a book he has written about how the stock markets and the Internet are used to commit fraud against the unsuspecting public; Clyde Hood, the 67-year-old retired electrician from Mattoon, Illinois who persuaded thousands of people from all around the world to collectively send him more than $12 million by offering a return of 5,000 per cent in 275 days, has been sentenced to serve 14 years in prison; A web-site has been set up to raise funds to defend Kenneth R. Weare, of Belize-based J&K Global Marketing, against an SEC lawsuit filed on April 10, 2001, even though the case has ended without the defendants or their legal representatives ever putting in an appearance; The Isle of Man government has granted an online gaming license to Action Online Entertainment (IOM) Limited, which is the fifth firm to receive such a license; Imperial Consolidated is blaming its lawyers for its loss of a libel lawsuit in New Zealand, in which the judge determined they had fabricated documents submitted as evidence and questioned the legitimacy of their investment products; and Justice Hugh Small, sitting at the Bahamas Supreme Court, issued an order on December 20, 2001 that the voluntary liquidation of Americas International Bank Corporation Ltd. be continued but under the supervision of the court.

Investors in alleged stock scam asked to fund ‘asset recovery’ effort

Investors who bought shares in a Bahamas-based firm whose principals promptly closed shop and disappeared are being asked for $100,000 to finance what is being described as an 'asset recovery' effort.It might be a case of throwing good money after bad, however, given the track record of the people spearheading the venture.

Insider Talking: March 31, 2001

Former Bermuda insurance boss John McGarrity resurfaces in the Bahamas, Turks & Caicos Islands regulators issue warning about Petro Funds, Bahamas resident Yank Barry goes on trial in Texas, default judgment entered in U. S. against American International Bank (in receivership), Bahamas union boss negotiates for employees of Suisse Security Bank & Trust, a private letter from FIBG principal Van Brink hints at corrupt payments to influential individuals in Grenada.

Internet poll shows that Grenada is considered worst ‘real’ offshore center

Grenada has finished a close second to the fake jurisdiction of Melchizedek in an Internet poll to determine the worst offshore jurisdiction. In answer to the question 'Which of these offshore centers would you least trust with your money?', Melchizedek came top with 30 per cent of votes cast, while Grenada followed with 21 per cent.

Interclaim (Bermuda) freezes $200 m of assets controlled by callous white-collar criminals

Debt recovery firm Interclaim (Bermuda) Limited made international headlines recently after a series of daring legal manoeuvres in several countries against the type of heartless criminals who have become accustomed to getting away with their crimes.The company, which operates from Dublin, Ireland, has successfully frozen in the region of US$200 million of assets linked with Blair Down, a Canadian businessman who created his wealth by ripping off the elderly.