Venezuela

Italy: Loredana Pernici

Application for the appointment of a Commissioner - pursuant to a request for judicial assistance from Italy - to collect evidence for a criminal investigation into Loredana Pernici for suspected corruption involving public officials in Venezuela.

Cayman funds sue Venezuela over ‘bonds default’

Two Cayman Islands funds managed by New York-based Pharo Management have filed a complaint against Venezuela over the alleged default of government bonds in which they claim to own a "beneficial interest" totaling $115.5 million.

Pharo Gaia Fund Ltd. et al v. Venezuela: Complaint

Complaint in Pharo Gaia Fund Ltd. and Pharo Macro Fund Ltd., both domiciled in the Cayman Islands, v. The Bolivarian Republic of Venezuela at the Supreme Court of the State of New York.

Allen Stanford Receiver v. Greenberg Traurig LLP et al: Second Amended Complaint

Second Amended Complaint in Ralph S. Janvey, as court-appointed receiver for the Stanford receivership estate; Sandra Dorrell, Samuel Troice, and Michoacan Trust, individually and on behalf of a class of all others similarly situated, v. Greenberg Traurig LLP, Greenberg Traurig PA, and Yolanda Suarez at the U. S. District Court for the Northern District of Texas.

Allen Stanford Receiver v. Greenberg Traurig LLP et al: First Amended Complaint

First Amended Complaint in Ralph S. Janvey, as court-appointed receiver for the Stanford receivership estate; Sandra Dorrell, Samuel Troice, and Michoacan Trust, individually and on behalf of a class of all others similarly situated, v. Greenberg Traurig LLP, Greenberg Traurig PA,  and Yolanda Suarez at the U. S. District Court for the Northern District of Texas.

Madison Asset LLC: Chapter 15 Petition

Chapter 15 Petition for Recognition of a Foreign Main Proceeding in the Cayman Islands by Martin Trott and Christopher Smith, as the Foreign Representatives of Madison Asset LLC, at the U. S. Bankruptcy Court for the Southern District of New York.

PDV Insurance Company Ltd.: Chapter 15 Petition

Chapter 15 Petition for Recognition of a Foreign Main Proceeding in Bermuda by Rachelle Frisby and John Johnston, as the Foreign Representatives of PDV Insurance Company Ltd., at the U. S. Bankruptcy Court for the Southern District of New York.

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.

Vantage Deepwater Company et al v. Petrobras America Inc. et al: Complaint

Petition to Confirm Arbitration Award in Vantage Deepwater Company and Vantage Deepwater Drilling, Inc. v. Petrobras America Inc., Petrobras Venezuela Investments & Services, BV, and Petroleo Brasileiro S.A. - Petrobras at the U. S. District Court for the Southern District of Texas.

Venezuela: Juan Jose Rendon

Application for the appointment of a Commissioner to collect evidence - pursuant to a request for judicial assistance from Venezuela - for a criminal investigation into Juan Jose Rendon for suspected sexual assault.

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.

Netherlands: Itzhak Aisik Grynsztein

Complaint for the extradition of Itzhak Aisik Grynsztein from the USA to the Netherlands to face allegations of money laundering, forgery and banking without a license.

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.

Curacao: Mutzy Parra Borges et al

Application for the appointment of a Commissioner - pursuant to a request for judicial assistance from Curacao - to collect evidence in an attempt to recover assets from a robbery of gold bars worth $11.5 million by Jose Luis Flores Segovia, Luis Alfredo Flores Segovia, Mutzy del Carmen Parra Borges, Giovanni Thadeus Regales, Arthur Jozef Davelaar, Roger Roland Penso, and Giuseppe Angelo Rossano Pizziolo.

Venezuela: Hugo Eduardo Garcia Pelegrin

Application for the appointment of a Commissioner to collect evidence - pursuant to a request for judicial assistance from Venezuela - for a criminal investigation into Hugo Eduardo Garcia Pelegrin for suspected psychological violence, threats and economic violence against his wife.

Italy: Jose Guayambuco et al

Application for the appointment of a Commissioner to collect evidence - pursuant to a request for judicial assistance from Italy - for a criminal investigation into suspected bank fraud involving Jose Guayambuco and Oscar Colmenares.

Italy: Market Plus Corp.

Application for the appointment of a Commissioner to collect evidence - pursuant to a request for judicial assistance from Italy - for a criminal investigation into suspected fraud by Miami-based Market Plus Corp. to the detriment of Henry Scuteri and Renzo Scuteri.

InterAcciones Banking Corporation Ltd.: Chapter 15 Petition

Chapter 15 Petition for Recognition of a Foreign Main Proceeding in Antigua & Barbuda by Charles Walwyn and Robert Wilkinson, as the Foreign Representatives of InterAcciones Banking Corporation Ltd., at the U. S. Bankruptcy Court for the Southern District of Texas.

Spain: Raul Gonzalez Alonso et al

Request from Spain for Judicial Assistance in Criminal Matters in the Matter of Raul Gonzalez Alonso et al, filed at the U. S. District Court for the Southern District of Florida.

USA v. Roberto Mendez Hurtado et al: Criminal Indictment

Indictment in USA v. Roberto Mendez Hurtado, Alvaro Ricardo Nino Bonilla, Roberto Harrigan, Samuel Javier, Jorge Ivan Riveros, Luis Fernando Velasquez Ramirez, Narciso Rondon Mejia, Severo Confessor, Earl Delville Hodge, Juan Figueroa Valdez, Carlston Beazer, Chad Skelton, and Humberto Gallego at the U. S. District Court for the Southern District of Florida.

Latin America Round-Up: June 24, 2011

ARGENTINA New 'stringent' Anti Money Laundering legislation Argentina's Senate passed money laundering legislation, weeks ahead of an international review of the country's anti money laundering and terrorist financing controls in which Argentina was expected to receive damning criticism. The bill,

Stanford International Bank: A breakdown of where accounts are located

Account holders in several major offshore financial centers, including the Bahamas, Bermuda, British Virgin Islands and Cayman Islands, had substantial deposits at alleged fraudster Allen Stanford's Antigua licensed Stanford International Bank Ltd., a document obtained by OffshoreAlert shows.

Switzerland: Claudio Eleazar Osorio Rodriguez et al

Application for the appointment of a Commissioner to collect evidence for a criminal investigation in Switzerland into Claudio Eleazar Osorio Rodriguez, Marc Schurtz, John Metzger, Pierino Lardi, William Ferrero and Andre Tinguely for alleged fraud and forgery regarding the bankruptcy of CHS Financial Suisse SA in May, 2000.

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

Latin America Round-Up: May 25, 2010

CENTRAL AMERICA New initiative against corruptionThe countries of Central America's so called northern triangle - El Salvador, Honduras and Guatemala - are studying setting up an international commission against impunity, a body capable of taking on organized crime in the

Latin America Round-Up: May 12, 2010

COLOMBIA Differences between candidates Noemí Sanín, the presidential candidate of Colombia's Conservative Party who is running second in the polls, has a few advantages over her main rival, the right wing Juan Manuel Santos, such as extensive experience in foreign

Latin America Round-Up: January 12, 2010

INTERNATIONAL Carbon Markets, a new business frontier While the climate change summit in the Danish capital ended up in mixed results, some experts warn that, by pushing carbon offsetting and trade, governments of developed countries have created a market that

Latin America Round-Up: October 5, 2009

ARGENTINAMushrooming corruption allegations Allegations of corruption against public officials have mushroomed against a backdrop of the diminishing popularity of the government. Prosecutions brought during the administration of Néstor Kirchner (2003 2007), President Cristina Fernández's husband and predecessor, have picked up