Banks & Trusts

Direct Lending Investments LLC et al v. Shinhan Bank Co. Ltd. et al: Complaint

Complaint to avoid a "fraudulent transfer" of $166 million regarding an allegedly fraudulent investment schemes involving, inter alia, funds in the Cayman Islands, Delaware, and Nevada in Bradley D. Sharp, as the Permanent Receiver for the Estate of Direct Lending Investments LLC, Direct Lending Income Fund LP, Direct Lending Income Feeder Fund Ltd., DLI Capital Inc., DLI Lending Agent LLC, and DLI Assets Bravo LLC and their successors, subsidiaries and affiliated entities v. Shinhan Bank Co. Ltd., Kookmin Bank Co. Ltd., Korea Securities Finance Corporation, Goldenbridge Asset Management Co. Ltd., JB Asset Management Co., Ltd., Korea Alternative Investment Asset Management Corporation, all of South Korea, and 33 Fund Defendants at the U. S. District Court for the Central District of California.

Romania: Bank of America

Application by the USA to collect evidence from the Bank of America - pursuant to a request for judicial assistance from Romania - for a criminal investigation into "unknown subjects for fraud".

JSC BTA Bank v. Bank of America et al: Discovery Application (‘$7.5B Fraud’)

Application by JSC BTA Bank, of Kazakhstan, to take discovery from The Clearing House Payments Company LLC and "thirteen intermediary banks", namely Bank of America NA, Bank of China, The Bank of New York, BNP Paribas USA, Citibank NA, Commerzbank AG, Deutsche Bank Trust Company, HSBC Bank USA NA, JPMorgan Chase Bank NA, Société Générale AG, Standard Chartered Bank, UBS AG, and Wells Fargo Bank NA regarding Saint Vincent and the Grenadines-domiciled Panolos Limited for use in legal proceedings in England "against BTA Bank's former chairman, and primary shareholder, Mukhtar Ablyazov, upon BTA Bank's discovery that Ablyazov had illegally misappropriated as much as $7.5 Billion of BTA Bank’s assets and subsequently laundered the proceeds through multiple financial institutions all over the world", filed at the U. S. District Court for the Southern District of New York.

RCB Bank Ltd.: €132K Fine

Public Notice by the Luxembourg CSSF that it has imposed a fine of €132,000 on RCB Bank Ltd. for regulator breaches.

Portugal: Maria Andrade Almeida et al

Application for the appointment of a Commissioner to collect evidence from Wells Fargo, Chase Bank, Bay First Bank, Capital One, and USAA Bank - pursuant to a request for judicial assistance from Portugal - for use in a criminal investigation into "Maria Filipa Andrade Almeida, Helder Antonio Alves Lourenco, and unknown subjects for fraud".

Switzerland: Frost Bank et al

Application for the appointment of a Commissioner to collect evidence from BB&T Bank, SunTrust Bank, Western Alliance Bank, and Comerica Bank - pursuant to a request for judicial assistance from Switzerland - for use in a criminal investigation into "unknown subject(s) for fraud and money laundering" involving "pre-IPO shares" in "the online lodging marketplace company Airbnb".

British Caribbean Bank Ltd. v. Armando Pizzuti: Complaint

Complaint alleging an unpaid loan of $170,000 in British Caribbean Bank Limited, of the Turks and Caicos Islands v. Armando Pizzuti, described as a citizen of the United States who used to reside in the Turks and Caicos Islands and now lives in Clearwater, Florida, at the U. S. District Court for the Middle District of Florida.

Portugal: Joseph Carlos Xavier

Application for the appointment of a Commissioner to collect evidence from PNC Bank NA and Citibank NA - pursuant to a request for judicial assistance from Portugal - for use in a criminal investigation into "Joseph Carlos Xavier and unknown subjects for fraud".

Dina Hlace v. HSBC USA Inc. et al: Discovery Application

Application by Dina Hlace, a resident of Buenos Aires, Argentina, to take discovery from HSBC USA, Inc., Bank of New York Mellon Corporation, and Citigroup, Inc. for use in legal proceedings in Argentina, filed at the U. S. District Court for the Southern District of New York.

State Corporation Deposit Insurance Agency v. Standard Chartered Bank: Discovery Application

Application by the State Corporation Deposit Insurance Agency, of Russia, on behalf of International Bank of St. Petersburg, to take discovery from Standard Chartered Bank for use in "anticipated proceedings in Russia ... against Sergei Bazhanov (the former Chairman of the Management Board and majority shareholder of IBSP), Alexander Zuev (a former member of IBSP’s Board of Directors and Bazhanov's brother-in-law), and Hervet Investments Limited, a minority shareholder of IBSP" regarding "a series of fraudulent transactions", filed at the U. S. District Court for the Southern District of New York.

Mashreqbank PSC: $100M Fine

Consent Order in which Mashreqbank PSC, of Dubai, in the United Arab Emirates, agreed to pay a fine of $100 million to the New York State Department of Financial Services for regulatory breaches involving "USD transactions of the Bank relating to Sudan".

Michael Merson v. Goldman Sachs et al: Class Action Complaint

Class Action Complaint alleging "the unlawful use of material non-public information by Defendants Goldman Sachs and Morgan Stanley, who collectively avoided billions in losses by selling shares of Tencent Music Entertainment Group, a leading online music and audio entertainment platform in China", in Michael Merson v. Goldman Sachs Group Inc. and Morgan Stanley at the U. S. District Court for the Southern District of New York.

NBG Bank Malta Ltd.: €134.5K Fine

Public Notice by the Malta Financial Intelligence Analysis Unit that it has imposed a fine of €134,500 on NBG Bank Malta Limited for regulatory breaches.

USA v. Credit Suisse Securities (Europe) Ltd.: Plea Agreement

Plea Agreement regarding a fraud involving Mozambique in USA v. Credit Suisse Securities (Europe) Limited, described as "a wholly-owned subsidiary of Credit Suisse headquartered in London, United Kingdom", at the U. S. District Court for the Eastern District of New York.

USA v. Credit Suisse Securities (Europe) Ltd.: Criminal Information

Criminal Information alleging conspiracy to commit wire fraud involving Mozambique in USA v. Credit Suisse Securities (Europe) Limited, described as "a wholly-owned subsidiary of Credit Suisse Group AG headquartered in London, United Kingdom", at the U. S. District Court for the Eastern District of New York.

VTB Capital Plc: $6.4M Penalties

Administrative Order by the U. S. Securities and Exchange Commission imposing penalties totaling $6.4 million on VTB Capital Plc regarding "material omissions and misleading statements in a 2016 bond offering for which VTB Capital Plc, a London-based investment bank, acted with Credit Suisse Group AG as joint-lead manager".

Credit Suisse Group AG: $99M Penalties

Administrative Order by the U. S. Securities and Exchange Commission imposing penalties totaling $99 million on Credit Suisse Group AG, of Switzerland, regarding "an offering fraud and violations of the internal accounting controls and books and records provisions of the Foreign Corrupt Practices Act ... in connection with three interconnected transactions involving, among others, United Kingdom-based Credit Suisse entities and Mozambican state-owned entities".

Apex Financial Services (Trustees) Ltd. v. Wiggin Osborne Fullerlove: Complaint

Complaint for damages of £353,002 alleging professional negligence involving 'Inheritance Tax' liabilities of a trust settled by Lance Uggla, described as a "UK resident but foreign domiciled for income and capital gains tax purposes", in Apex Financial Services (Trustees) Ltd., of Jersey, in the Channel Islands v. Wiggin Osborne Fullerlove, a law firm based in Cheltenham, Gloucestershire, England, at the High Court of Justice for England and Wales.

United Arab Emirates: Centennial Bank

Application for the appointment of a Commissioner to collect evidence from Centennial Bank - pursuant to a request for judicial assistance from the United Arab Emirates - for a criminal investigation into "at least 17 known and unknown defendants" for suspected fraud and money laundering that, inter alia, allegedly involved the use of "deep voice" technology to simulate the voice of a company director.

Chew King Tan v. Goldman Sachs Group Inc. et al: Class Action Complaint

Class Action Complaint alleging "the unlawful use of material non-public information by Defendants Goldman Sachs and Morgan Stanley, who collectively avoided billions in losses by selling shares of Vipshop Holdings Ltd., a leading online discount retailer for brands in China, to Plaintiff and other unsuspecting and unwitting public shareholders, after confidentially learning that Archegos Capital Management, a family office with $10 billion under management, failed (or was likely to fail) to meet a margin call, requiring it to fully liquidate its position in the Company" in Chew King Tan v. Goldman Sachs Group Inc. and Morgan Stanley at the U. S. District Court for the Southern District of New York.

British Virgin Islands AG v. Signature Bank: Discovery Application

Application by the British Virgin Islands Attorney General to take evidence from Signature Bank for use in legal proceedings in the British Virgin Islands "against Lester S. Hyman", described as "a now-suspended member of the District of Columbia and Massachusetts Bars" for "for fraud and deceit and breaches of trust and loyalty and of his contractual obligations owed to the BVIG", filed at the U. S. District Court for the Southern District of New York.

Itaú Unibanco v. TOG Brazil Holdings Inc. et al: Discovery Application

Application by Itaú Unibanco SA to take discovery from TOG Brazil Holdings, Inc., Ten Oaks Management, LLC, Ten Oaks Friar Common Investors, LLC, and Ten Oaks Friar Series B Investors, LLC for use in bankruptcy proceedings in Brazil involving Brazil Holdings Ltda, Rakuten Brasil Internet Service Ltda, Rakuten Brasil Financial Services Ltda, and Rakuten Brasil Logistics Ltda., filed at the U. S. District Court for the District of Columbia.

Invest Bank PSC v. Citibank NA et al: Discovery Application

Application by Invest Bank PSC, which "provides corporate retail banking services in the UAE", to take discovery from Citibank, N.A., The Bank of New York Mellon, Société Générale, New York Branch; HSBC Bank USA, N.A., BNP Paribas USA, JPMorgan Chase Bank, N.A., Barclays Bank PLC, Deutsche Bank Trust Co. Americas, The Bank of Nova Scotia, UBS AG, Bank of America, N.A., Standard Chartered Bank, Commerzbank AG, New York Branch; Bank of China, New York Branch; Wells Fargo Bank, N.A., and Mashreqbank PSC for use in legal proceedings in Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates, “against Seidco General Contracting Company LLC, Fadi Atef Ajjaoui, and Saif Ali Al Dhabea Al Darmaki" for suspected fraud and misappropriation, filed at the U. S. District Court for the Southern District of New York.

SEC v. Jose Sanchez: TRO Motion

SEC's Motion for a Temporary Restraining Order in U. S. Securities and Exchange Commission v. Jose Luis Casero Sanchez, described as citizen of Spain who worked in Poland, as Defendant, and Jose Luis Casero Abellan and Maria Isabel Sanchez Gonzalez, both citizens of Spain, as Relief Defendants, at the U. S. District Court for the Southern District of New York.

SEC v. Jose Sanchez: Complaint

Complaint alleging "repeated acts of insider trading by Defendant Sanchez, who abused his position of trust as a Senior Analyst in the Compliance Division of a prominent United States-based investment bank to reap hundreds of thousands of dollars in illegal trading profits" in U. S. Securities and Exchange Commission v. Jose Luis Casero Sanchez, described as citizen of Spain who worked in Poland while the alleged offenses were allegedly committed, as Defendant, and Jose Luis Casero Abellan and Maria Isabel Sanchez Gonzalez, both citizens of Spain, as Relief Defendants, at the U. S. District Court for the Southern District of New York.

Moby SpA v. Morgan Stanley et al: Complaint

Complaint "about an Italian vulture investor, Antonello di Meo, and Morgan Stanley and its subsidiaries attempting to illegally acquire control of Moby S.p.A., one the world’s largest passenger shipping companies based in Italy" that is "headed by the Onorato family" in Moby SpA v. Morgan Stanley, Morgan Stanley & Co. LLC, Antonello di Meo, Massimo Piazzi, and Dov Hillel Drazin at the U. S. District Court for the Southern District of New York.

Chia Hsing Wang v. Credit Suisse AG et al: Judgment

Judgment involving "very serious allegations of wrongdoing" regarding an alleged $500 million investment by the Plaintiff in funds domiciled in the British Virgin Islands and Cayman Islands that were established by the British group Floreat Merchant Banking in Chia Hsing Wang v. Credit Suisse AG and Credit Suisse London Nominees Limited at the Grand Court of the Cayman Islands.

USA v. Wells Fargo Bank: Complaint & $35M Settlement

Complaint "to recover civil monetary penalties from defendant Wells Fargo Bank N.A. for fraudulently overcharging hundreds of its commercial customers who used the Bank's foreign exchange services" and $35 million settlement agreement in USA v. Wells Fargo Bank at the U. S. District Court for the Southern District of New York.

JSC BTA Bank v. Timur Sabyrbaev et al: Claim Form (‘$231M Fraud’)

Claim Form alleging conspiracy to commit fraud, dishonest assistance, breaches of fiduciary duty, and unjust enrichment against defendants in the British Virgin Islands, Cyprus, Germany, Guernsey, Kazakhstan, Latvia, Panama, Russia, Seychelles, Singapore, Switzerland, and USA in JSC BTA Bank, of Kazakhstan v. Timur Sabyrbaev, Dilara Dyusembayeva, Assel Zhaxybayeva, Asel Suindikova, Marina Aitzhanova, Janelle Utemuratova, Svetlana Chvanova, Veronika Efimova, Saduakas Mameshtegi, Dina Abdykalykova, Akzholtay Mukanovna Kalenova, Kairat Sadykov, Irina Kanaphina, Madina Nurgozhina, AEG Systems Inc., Calernen Finance Inc., Zathen Holding Investments Limited, formerly Carsonway Limited; Comwork Ltd.,Kinmate Trading Limited, Estar Developments Limited, Lingard Industry Limited, Daniels Tradecorp Inc., Mabco Inc., Klostrade Financial Group Ltd., Dana Trade Corp., Global Team Company, Tramlanes Investments Limited, formerly Bergtrans Contracts Corp.; Moranta Invest (Cyprus) Limited, John Wortley Hunt, Luis Davis, Stan Gorin, Vasiliki Argyrou, Labonte Elisana Marie-Antoinette, Diego Jacinto Batista Valdes, Carlos Alberto Mendoza Murillo, Suseth Walthia Parris, Kellee France, Geoffrey Taylor, Belinda Lanyon, Christopher Blythe, Roger Alberto Santamaria, Nicholetta Christodoulidou, ADM-ACTI Trade Resources Inc., ADM Asia-Pacific Trading Pte. Ltd., formerly Toepfer International Asia Pte. Ltd.; ADM Germany GmbH, formerly Alfred C. Toepfer International GmbH; Eric Richardson, Grove Services Inc., Bunge SA, Bunge CIS LLC, Dauren Bekbergenov, Ekaterina Kuzmicheva, Mukhtar Ablyazov, Roman Solodchenko, and Zhaksylyk Zharimbetov at the British Virgin Islands High Court.

USA v. Mark Gyetvay: Criminal Indictment

Criminal Indictment alleging tax evasion involving companies or accounts in Belize, British Virgin Islands, Cayman Islands, Russia, and Switzerland in USA v. Mark Gyetvay, the Chief Financial Officer of Russian gas producer Novatek who is apparently a citizen of Italy, Russia, and the United States, at the U. S. District Court for the Middle District of Florida.

Isabella Hranov v. Deutsche Bank AG et al: Discovery Application

Application by Isabella Hranov, a citizen of Switzerland, to take discovery from Deutsche Bank AG and Deutsche Bank Trust Corporation for legal proceedings in Germany "against Deutsche Bank AG and Simon Biner" alleging securities fraud and breach of fiduciary duty involving "options of OC Oerlikon, a Swiss company whose shares were public but thinly traded", filed at the U. S. District Court for the Southern District of New York.

JSC BTA Bank v. BVI Registrar of Corporate Affairs: Restoration Application

Fixed Date Claim Form regarding an alleged $231 million fraud in JSC BTA Bank, of Kazakhstan v. AEG Systems Inc., Calernen Finance Inc., Zathen Holding Investments Limited, Comwork Ltd., Estar Developments Limited, Lingard Industry Limited, Mabco Inc., and Tramlanes Investments Limited at the British Virgin Islands High Court.

Poland: JPMorgan Chase Bank

Application for the appointment of a Commissioner to collect evidence from JPMorgan Chase Bank - pursuant to a request for judicial assistance from Poland - for a criminal investigation into an "unknown subject(s) for fraud".

Poland: Capital One Bank

Application for the appointment of a Commissioner to collect evidence from Capital One Bank - pursuant to a request for judicial assistance from Poland - for a criminal investigation into "an unknown subject using the name James Boguslawski" for suspected fraud.

Germany: EastWest Bank et al

Application for the appointment of a Commissioner to collect evidence from EastWest Bank, US Bank, and SunTrust Bank - pursuant to a request for judicial assistance from Germany - for a criminal investigation into "multiple subjects for fraud".

Austria: Bank of America

Application for the appointment of a Commissioner to collect evidence from the Bank of America - pursuant to a request for judicial assistance from Austria - for a criminal investigation into attempted fraud.

VUZ-Bank JSC v. Ashley Bahceci: Discovery Application

Application by VUZ-Bank JSC, described as "a commercial bank in Russia and 100% subsidiary of Ural Bank for Reconstruction and Development CB PJSC, to take discovery from Ashley Anderson Bahceci for use in "reasonably contemplated criminal proceedings in Dubai, United Arab Emirates" regarding "a fraud perpetrated on VUZ Bank by a number of parties, including, but not limited to, Rus-AgroExport LLC, Hakan Holdings Limited, and Hakan Agro DMCC", filed at the U. S. District Court for the Northern District of Georgia.

VUZ-Bank JSC v. Agropex International Inc. et al: Discovery Application

Application by VUZ-Bank JSC, of Russia, to take discovery from Agropex International Inc. and Hakan Holdings Limited for use in "reasonably contemplated criminal proceedings in Dubai, United Arab Emirates" regarding "a fraud perpetrated on VUZ Bank by a number of parties, including, but not limited to, Rus-AgroExport LLC, Hakan Holdings Limited, and Hakan Agro DMCC", filed at the U. S. District Court for the Western District of Virginia.

Monica Niedbalski v. HSBC et al: Discovery Application

Application by Monika Niedbalski, a citizen of Canada, to take discovery from HSBC Bank USA N.A., JPMorgan Chase Bank N.A., Bank of America N.A., City National Bank, Barclays Bank Plc, Deutsche Bank Trust Co. Americas, Wells Fargo Bank N.A., UBS AG, Standard Chartered Bank, Commerzbank AG, New York Branch, and The Clearing House Payments Company LLC for use in "a filed Canadian Civil Proceeding against Walton International Group Inc. et al", filed at the U. S. District Court for the Southern District of New York.