Venezuela

USA v. Jorge Nobrega: Criminal Indictment

Criminal Indictment alleging conspiracy to violate the International Emergency Economic Powers Act, conspiracy to commit money laundering, and money laundering involving entities in Australia, Thailand, and Venezuela in USA v. Jorge Luis Nobrega Rodriguez at the U. S. District Court for the Southern District of Florida.

USA v. Jorge Nobrega: Criminal Complaint

Criminal Complaint alleging conspiracy to violate International Emergency Economic Powers Act, conspiracy to commit money laundering, and money laundering involving Petróleos de Venezuela SA, a.k.a. PDVSA, and "millions of dollars of transfers on behalf of the Venezuelan Government" in USA v. Jorge Nobrega at the U. S. District Court for the Southern District of Florida.

USA v. Naman Wakil: Criminal Indictment

Criminal Indictment alleging conspiracy to violate the Foreign Corrupt Practices Act and conspiracy to commit money laundering "by bribing Venezuelan officials to obtain and retain contracts and other business advantages, including obtaining payment on multi-million dollar contracts with entities and instrumentalities controlled by the Venezuelan government" in USA v. Naman Wakil, described as a citizen of Syria and permanent resident of the United States who used accounts "in the Cayman Islands, Switzerland, Panama, and elsewhere to promote the illegal bribery scheme and to conceal the nature and purpose of the proceeds", at the U. S. District Court for the Southern District of Florida.

USA v. Jesus Gabriel Rodriguez, Jr.: Criminal Complaint

Criminal Complaint alleging conspiracy "to commit money laundering by sending billions of dollars from the United States to Latin America and the Caribbean with the intent to promote the carrying on of organized criminal activity, including illegal gold mining, gold smuggling and the entry of goods into the U.S. by false means and statements, and narcotics trafficking" in a scheme that, inter alia, involved the Cayman Islands, Curaçao, and Venezuela in USA v. Jesus Gabriel Rodriguez, Jr. - Criminal Complaint - U. S. District Court for the Southern District of Florida - June 14, 2021

LS Energia Inc. et al v. Corporacion Electrica Nacional SA et al: Complaint

Complaint "to recover an amount in excess of US$ 1.7 million, plus interest" alleging breach of contract and unjust enrichment in LS Energia Inc., of Florida, and LS Energia Inc., of Panama v. Corporación Eléctrica Nacional SA, described as "a subsidiary entity of a ministry of the government of Venezuela"; Petróleos de Venezuela SA, a.k.a. PDVSA, described as "the Venezuelan state-owned oil and natural gas company", and Bolivarian Republic of Venezuela at the U. S. District Court for the Southern District of Florida.

Syracuse Mountains Corp. v. Venezuela: Complaint

Complaint alleging defaults on bonds with "a stated principal amount" of $327 million in Syracuse Mountains Corporation, of Panama v. Bolivarian Republic of Venezuela at the U. S. District Court for the Southern District of New York.

Chickpen SA v. Venezuela: Complaint

Complaint alleging the default of government bonds in Chickpen SA, of Panama v. Bolivarian Republic of Venezuela at the U. S. District 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.

Sentinel Investment Fund SPC et al v. Guillermo Valery Davila: Complaint

Complaint in Sentinel Investment Fund SPC (in Official Liquidation) and Diversified Real Estate Development Ltd. (in Official Liquidation), both of the Cayman Islands v. Guillermo Jose Valery Davila, a citizen of Venezuela, at the Circuit Court of the 11th Judicial Circuit, in and for Miami-Dade County, Florida.

Preferred Income Collateralized Interest Ltd. et al v. Julio Granadillo: Complaint

Complaint in Preferred Income Collateralized Interest Ltd. (in Official Liquidation) and GMS Global Market Step Up Note Ltd. (in Official Liquidation), both of the Cayman Islands v. Julio Gozalo Granadillo, a citizen of Venezuela, at the Circuit Court of the 11th Judicial Circuit, in and for Miami-Dade County, Florida.

Alexander Neuhauser v. Venezuela: Complaint

Complaint alleging defaulted bonds in Alexander Neuhauser, of Antwerp, Belgium v. Bolivarian Republic of Venezuela at the U. S. District Court for the Southern District of New York.

Highlake Maritime Ltd. v. Kai Christian Poetschke et al: Complaint

Complaint alleging fraud in Highlake Maritime Limited, described as a British Virgin Islands-domiciled "estate planning and succession tool for a group of Venezuelan siblings" v. Kai Christian Poetschke, "who has maintained residences in both Miami Beach, Florida and Zurich", and Intelligent Capital Management LLC, of Florida, at the U. S. District Court for the Southern District of Florida.

USA v. Natalino D’Amato: Criminal Indictment

Criminal Indictment alleging money laundering regarding Petróleos de Venezuela SA, a.k.a. PDVSA, "the state-owned and state-controlled oil company of Venezuela" in USA v. Natalino D'Amato, described by the U.S. Department of Justice as a dual citizen of Venezuela and Italy who, inter alia, "owned and controlled a Nevis-based corporation called Kronos Enterprises Corp.", at the U. S. District Court for the Southern District of Florida.

British fraudster Martin Sampson sets up new group

British fraudster Martin Sampson, who helped to perpetrate a £40 million-plus investment scam by the Privilege Wealth Group, is back in business with three new British companies, operating as Misil Group.

Altana Credit Opportunities Fund SPC et al v. Venezuela: Complaint

Complaint alleging "a breach-of-contract action arising out of Venezuela's failure to pay principal, interest, or both, on a series of bonds" in Altana Credit Opportunities Fund SPC, Altana Credit Opportunities Fund 1 SP, and Altana Funds Ltd. Cayman, all of the Cayman Islands v. Bolivarian Republic of Venezuela at the U. S. District Court for the Southern District of New York.

USA v. Sargeant Marine Inc.: Plea Agreement

Plea Agreement regarding alleged violations of the Foreign Corrupt Practices Act involving, inter alia, Asphalt Trading, of the Bahamas; Petróleo Brasileiro S.A., a.k.a. Petrobras, of Brazil; Petroleos de Venezuela S.A., a.k.a. PDVSA, of Brazil; Empresa Publica de Hidrocarburos del Ecuador, of Ecuador, and Daniel Sargeant in USA v. Sargeant Marine Inc., described as "an asphalt company" based in Boca Raton, Florida, at the U. S. District Court for the Eastern District of New York.

USA v. Sargeant Marine Inc.: Criminal Information

Criminal Information alleging violations of the Foreign Corrupt Practices Act involving, inter alia, Asphalt Trading, of the Bahamas; Petróleo Brasileiro S.A., a.k.a. Petrobras, of Brazil; Petroleos de Venezuela S.A., a.k.a. PDVSA, of Brazil; Empresa Publica de Hidrocarburos del Ecuador, of Ecuador, and Daniel Sargeant in USA v. Sargeant Marine Inc., described as "an asphalt company" based in Boca Raton, Florida, at the U. S. District Court for the Eastern District of New York.

USA v. ‘PetroSaudi v. PDVSA’ Arbitration Funds: Forfeiture Complaint

Forfeiture Complaint regarding "assets involved in and traceable to an international conspiracy to, among other things, launder money misappropriated from 1Malaysia Development Berhad ("1MDB"), a strategic investment and development company wholly-owned by the government of Malaysia" in USA v. All Funds Held in Escrow by Clyde & Co. in the United Kingdom as Damages for Restitution in 'PetroSaudi Oil Services (Venezuela) Ltd. v. PDVSA Servicios S.A. et al' UNCITRAL Arbitration at the U. S. District Court for the Central District of California.

Trium Bank & Trust Ltd.: Chapter 15 Petition

Chapter 15 Petition for Recognition of a Foreign Main Proceeding in Antigua & Barbuda by Robert Wilkinson, of Grant Thornton, as the Foreign Representative of Trium Bank & Trust Limited, which had operations in Antigua and Venezuela, filed at the U. S. Bankruptcy Court for the Southern District of Florida.

USA v. Jose Luis de Jongh Atencio: Criminal Indictment

Criminal Indictment alleging money laundering involving, inter alia, Petróleos de Venezuela SA, a.k.a. PDVSA; Citgo Petroleum Corporation, and bank accounts in Panama and Switzerland in USA v. Jose Luis de Jongh Atencio, described as a citizen of Venezuela and the United States, at the U. S. District Court for the Southern District of Texas.

CITGO Petroleum Corp. v. Petroleum Logistics Service Corp. et al: Complaint

Complaint alleging "a conspiracy of illegal bribery and other criminal acts" regarding Petróleos de Venezuela SA in CITGO Petroleum Corporation, of Delaware v. Petroleum Logistics Service Corp., of Panama, and Jose Manuel Gonzalez Testino, described as "a dual United States and Venezuelan citizen", at the U. S. District Court for the Southern District of Texas.

PDV USA Inc. v. Interamerican Consulting Inc.: Complaint

Complaint "to recover the $15 million (plus interest) it has already paid Defendant" in PDV USA Inc., a Delaware-domiciled subsidiary of Petróleos de Venezuela SA, a.k.a. PDVSA, a "state-owned oil and natural gas company of the Bolivarian Republic of Venezuela" v. Interamerican Consulting Inc., described as "a company incorporated in the State of Florida by former U.S. Congressman David Rivera", at the U. S. District 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.

Novoship (UK) Ltd. v. Harry Sargeant III. et al: Discovery Application

Ex Parte Application by Novoship (UK) Limited to take discovery from Harry Sargeant Jr., Harry Sargeant III, Daniel Sargeant, James Sargeant, Sargeant Marine Inc., International Oil Trading Company LLC, and Berger Singerman LLP for use in legal proceedings in England filed against Novoship (UK) Limited and others by Maroil Trading Inc. and Sea Pioneer Shipping Corporation, described as "entities beneficially owned and controlled by Venezuelan businessman Wilmer Ruperti", against Novoship (UK) Limited, Cally Shipholdings Inc., Vital Shipping Corporation, Dainford Navigation Inc., Tamara Shipholdings SA, and Tuscany Maritime SA, and by those defendants against Burford Capital (UK) Limited and Daniel Hall, filed at the U. S. District Court for the Southern District of Florida.

Verano Development Inc. v. Venezuela: Complaint

Complaint alleging the default of debt in Verano Development Inc., a Florida company based in Panama v. the Bolivarian Republic of Venezuela at the U. S. District Court for the Southern District of New York.

USA v. Leonardo Santilli: Criminal Complaint

Criminal Complaint alleging money laundering regarding the alleged proceeds of bribery and corruption involving Petróleos de Venezuela, SA, a.k.a. PDVSA, described as "Venezuela's state-owned and state-controlled oil company", in USA v. Leonardo Santilli, described as "a Venezuelan and Italian citizen", at the U. S. District Court for the Southern District of Florida.

USA v. Maikel Jose Moreno Perez: Criminal Complaint

Criminal Complaint alleging money laundering regarding the proceeds of corruption and involving, inter alia, bank accounts in Austria and Switzerland and companies in Belize and Panama in USA v. Maikel Jose Moreno Perez, described as the "President of the Supreme Tribunal in Venezuela", at the U. S. District Court for the Southern District of Florida.

USA v. Tareck Zaidan El Aissami Maddah et al: Fifth Superseding Indictment

Fifth Superseding Indictment alleging fraud, money laundering, and other offenses in USA v. Tareck Zaidan El Aissami Maddah, described as "the purported vice president for the Economy of Venezuela"; Joselit Ramirez Camacho, described as "the Superintendent of Cryptocurrencies for Venezuela", and Samark Jose Lopez Bello at the U. S. District Court for the Southern District of New York.

USA v. Nicolas Maduro et al: Second Superseding Indictment

Superseding Indictment alleging narco-terrorism conspiracy, cocaine importation conspiracy, possession of machine guns and destructive devices in USA v. Nicolás Maduro Moros, a former President of Venezuela; Diosado Armando Carvajal Barrios, described as "president of Venezuela's National Constituent Assembly, and a member of the Venezuelan armed forced"; Hugo Armando Carvajal Barrios, a.k.a. 'El Pollo', described as "the director of Venezuela's military intelligence agency"; Clíver Antonio Alcalá Cordones, described as "a former general in the Venezuelan military"; Luciano Marín Arango, a.k.a. 'Ivan Marquez', described as "a Colombian citizen" and member of the Fuerzas Armadas Revolucionarias de Colombia, a.k.a. FARC, and Seuxis Paucis Hernández Solarte, a.k.a. 'Jesús Santrich', described as "a former general in the Venezuelan military", at the U. S. District Court for the Southern District of New York.

Liechtenstein: Matthias Krull

Application for the appointment of a Commissioner to collect evidence from Bank of New York and JPMorgan Chase Bank regarding accounts in the names of Portmann Capital Management Limited and Solar Cargo CA - pursuant to a request for judicial assistance from Liechtenstein - for a criminal investigation into Matthias Krull for suspected money laundering involving Petroleos de Venezuela SA, a.k.a. PDVSA.

HES (Caribbean) International Holdings SRL v. Northern Trust International Banking Corp.: Discovery Application

Application by HES (Caribbean) International Holdings SRL, of Barbados, to take discovery from The Northern Trust International Banking Corporation regarding Henrique Rodriguez Guillén, a citizen of Venezuela, for use in "contemplated civil and criminal proceedings in the Dominican Republic and Barbados", filed at the U. S. District Court for the District of New Jersey.

Contrarian Capital Management LLC et al v. Venezuela: Complaint

Complaint alleging bonds default 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.

USA v. Bruce Bagley: Criminal Indictment

Criminal Indictment for alleged money laundering regarding "proceeds of a Venezuelan bribery and corruption scheme" involving bank accounts in Switzerland and the United Arab Emirates in USA v. Bruce Bagley, a University of Miami professor and author of a book called 'Drug Trafficking, Organized Crime, and Violence in the Americas Today', at the U. S. District Court for the Southern District of New York.

Inversiones Lugon 48 v. Equinor US Operations LLC et al: Discovery Application

Application by Inversiones Lugon 48, of Venezuela, to take discovery from Equinor US Operations LLC, described as Texas-based subsidiary of "a publicly traded Norwegian corporation"; Miguel Strauss, and Carlos Izquierdo for use in legal proceedings in Venezuela, filed at the U. S. District Court for the Southern District of Texas.

Petróleos de Venezuela SA et al v. MUFG Union Bank NA et al: Complaint

Complaint in Petroleos de Venezuela SA, of Venezuela; PDVSA Petróleo SA, of Venezuela, and PDV Holding Inc., of Delaware v. MUFG Union Bank NA, of California, and GLAS Americas LLC, described as a New York company based in England, at the U. S. District Court for the Southern District of New York.