Venezuela

PDV USA Inc. v. David Rivera: Motion to Compel Subpoena Compliance

Motion to Compel Compliances with Subpoena regarding litigation in New York in which "PDV USA is suing Interamerican Consulting, Inc. - an entity solely owned and operated by former United States Congressman David Rivera - for breach of contract and related claims, seeking $15 million plus interest and legal fees" in PDV USDA Inc., a Delaware-domiciled subsidiary of Petróleos de Venezuela SA, a.k.a. PDVSA, a state-owned oil and natural gas company in Venezuela v. David Rivera at the U.S. District Court for the Southern District of Florida.

Caterpillar Crédito v. T-Mobile US Inc.: Discovery Application (Curaçao Proceedings)

Application by Caterpillar Crédito, Sociedad Anónima de Capital Variable, Sociedad Financiera de Objeto Múltiple, Entidad Regulada, of Mexico, to take discovery from T-Mobile US Inc. for use in legal proceedings in Curaçao “brought by Mrs. Carolina Elizabeth Várady de Bellosta … to annul two personal guarantees given by Mrs. Bellosta’s husband, Carlos Marcelino Jose Bellosta Pallares to Caterpillar Crédito”, filed at the U.S. District Court for the Western District of Washington.

Caterpillar Crédito v. American Express: Discovery Application (Curaçao Proceedings)

Application by Caterpillar Crédito, Sociedad Anónima de Capital Variable, Sociedad Financiera de Objeto Múltiple, Entidad Regulada, of Mexico, to take discovery from American Express Company for use in legal proceedings in Curaçao “brought by Mrs. Carolina Elizabeth Várady de Bellosta … to annul two personal guarantees given by Mrs. Bellosta’s husband, Carlos Marcelino Jose Bellosta Pallares to Caterpillar Crédito”, filed at the U.S. District Court for the Southern District of New York.

USA v. Yury Orekhov et al: Criminal Indictment (‘Sanctions Evasion’)

Criminal Indictment alleging "a fraud, illegal export and money laundering operation under the umbrella of NDA GmbH", described as "a privately-held industrial equipment and commodity trading company located in Hamburg, Germany", in USA v. Yury Orekhov, described as "a Russian national who resided in Germany and the United Arab Emirates"; Artem Uss, described as "a Russian national" and "the son of a Russian politician who served as the governor of Russia's Krasnoyarsk Krai region"; Svetlana Kuzurgasheva, a.k.a. Lana Neumann, a citizen of Russia; Juan Fernando Serrano Ponce, a citizen of Spain; Juan Carlos Soto, of Venezuela; Timofey Telegin, a citizen of Russia, and Sergey Tulyakov, of Russia, at the U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of New York.

Caterpillar Crédito v. Banco San Juan Internacional: Discovery Application (Curaçao Proceedings)

Application by Caterpillar Crédito, Sociedad Anónima de Capital Variable, Sociedad Financiera de Objeto Múltiple, Entidad Regulada, of Mexico, to take discovery from Banco San Juan Internacional for use in legal proceedings in Curaçao "brought by Mrs. Carolina Elizabeth Várady de Bellosta ... to annul two personal guarantees given by Mrs. Bellosta's husband, Carlos Marcelino Jose Bellosta Pallares to Caterpillar Crédito", filed at the U.S. District Court for the District of Puerto Rico.

Caterpillar Crédito v. Mastercard Inc. et al: Discovery Application (Curaçao Proceedings)

Application by Caterpillar Crédito, Sociedad Anónima de Capital Variable, Sociedad Financiera de Objeto Múltiple, Entidad Regulada, of Mexico, to take discovery from Mastercard Inc. and Visa Inc. for use in legal proceedings in Curaçao "brought by Mrs. Carolina Elizabeth Várady de Bellosta ... to annul two personal guarantees given by Mrs. Bellosta's husband, Carlos Marcelino Jose Bellosta Pallares to Caterpillar Crédito", filed at the U.S. District Court for the District of Delaware.

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.

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.

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.

USA v. Daniel D’Andrea Golindano et al: Criminal Indictment (‘PDVSA Bribery Scheme’)

Criminal Indictment alleging money laundering against two former prosecutors in Venezuela regarding an alleged bribery scheme involving PDVSA, described as "Venezuela's state-owned and state-controlled oil company", in USA v. Daniel D'Andrea Golindano and Luis Javier Sanchez Rangel at the U. S. District Court for the Southern District of Florida.

111Repair LLC v. CONVIASA: Complaint

Complaint in 111Repair LLC, of Florida v. El Consorcio Venezolano de Industrias Aeronauticas y Servicios Aereos SA, a.k.a. CONVIASA, described as "an airline that is owned and operated by the Venezuelan government", at the U. S. District Court for the Southern District of Florida.

Lebanese Company for Financial Investment SAL v. Córporación Eléctrica Nacional: Complaint

Complaint for damages of $9.9 million alleging the default of Notes in Lebanese Company for Financial Investment SAL, of the Lebanon v. Córporación Eléctrica Nacional, as successor by merger to C.A. La Electricidad de Caracas, a.k.a. Corpoelec, described as being "owned 75% by the Bolivarian Republic of Venezuela (the “Republic”) and 25% by Petróleos de Venezuela, S.A. (“PDVSA”), which is, in turn, majority owned by the Republic", at the U. S. District Court for the Southern District of New York.

Venequip SA v. Clover Systems LLC: Discovery Application

Application by Venequip SA, of Venezuela, to take discovery from Clover Systems LLC for use in legal proceedings in Switzerland involving "the demise of the decades-long business relationship between Venequip and Caterpillar S.A.R.L., a Swiss entity and the other party to the Swiss Proceeding", filed at the U. S. District Court for the Southern District of Florida.

Venequip SA v. Ring Power Corporation: Discovery Application

Application by Venequip SA, of Venezuela, to take discovery from Ring Power Corporation for use in legal proceedings in Switzerland involving "the demise of the decades-long business relationship between Venequip and Caterpillar S.A.R.L., a Swiss entity and the other party to the Swiss Proceeding", filed at the U. S. District Court for the Middle District of Florida.

Venequip SA v. Mustang Machinery Company LLC: Discovery Application

Application by Venequip SA, of Venezuela, to take discovery from Mustang Machinery Company LLC for use in legal proceedings in Switzerland "between Venequip and Caterpillar, S.A.R.L.", filed at the U. S. District Court for the Southern District of Texas.

Venequip SA v. Kelly Tractor Co. et al: Discovery Application

Application by Venequip S.A., of Venezuela, to take discovery from Kelly Tractor Co. and Pantropic Power Inc. for use in legal proceedings in Switzerland involving "the demise of the decades-long business relationship between Venequip and Caterpillar S.A.R.L.", filed at the U. S. District Court for the Southern District of Florida.

USA v. Alvaro Pulido Vargas et al: Criminal Indictment

Criminal Indictment alleging money laundering involving bribery in Venezuela in USA v. Alvaro Pulido Vargas, a.k.a. German Enrique Rubio Salas, a citizen of Colombia; Jose Gregorio Vielma Mora, a citizen of Venezuela and a former Governor of the Venezuelan State of Tachira; Emmanuel Enrique Rubio Gonzalez, a citizen of Colombia; Carlos Rolando Lizcano Manrique, a citizen of Colombia, and Ana Guillermo Luis, a citizen of Spain and Venezuela, at the U. S. District Court for the Southern District of Florida.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.