Government & Politicians

USA v. Andrew Fahie et al: Criminal Complaint (‘Drugs Trafficking & Money Laundering’)

Criminal Complaint alleging conspiracy to import cocaine and conspiracy to launder money in USA v. Andrew Alturo Fahie, who is the Premier of the British Virgin Islands; Oleanvine Pickering Maynard, who is Managing Director of the BVI Ports Authority, and Kadeem Stephan Maynard, who is the son of Oleanvine Maynard, at the U. S. District Court for the Southern District of Florida.

CFE International LLC v. Antaeus Group LLC: Discovery Application

Application by CFE International LLC to take discovery from Antaeus Group LLC, described as a Texas firm whose principals are Matthew Calhoun and Mark Bayse, for use in a criminal proceeding in Mexico against former "public servants" Javier Gutierrez Becerril and Guillermo Turrent Schnaas for suspected corruption regarding natural gas contracts worth "hundreds of millions of dollars", filed at the U. S. District Court for the Western District of Texas.

Stabil LLC et al v. Russia: Petition to Confirm $34M Arbitration Award

Petition to Confirm Arbitration Award in Stabil LLC, Rubenor LLC, Rustel LLC, Novel-Estate LLC, PII Kirkovograd-Nafta LLC, Crimea-Petrol LLC, Pirsan LLC, Trade-Trust LLC, Elefteria LLC, VKF-Satek LLC, and Stemv Group LLC, described as "eleven Ukrainian companies that invested in the petrol retail business in the Autonomous Republic of Crimea and the City of Sevastopol prior to 2014, when Crimea was under the jurisdiction of Ukraine" v. The Russian Federation at the U. S. District Court for the District of Columbia.

SRC Strategic Resources Ltd. et al: Chapter 15 Petition (‘1MDB Fraud’)

Chapter 15 Petition for Recognition of a Foreign Main Proceeding in the British Virgin Islands by Helen Janes, Angela Barkhouse, and Carl Jackson, as the Foreign Representatives of SRC Strategic Resources Limited, Bright Oriande Limited, and SRC International (Malaysia) Limited, all in Voluntary Liquidation, collectively described as being "part of the fraud perpetrated against 1 Malaysia Development Berhad, a sovereign wealth fund owned by the Malaysian Ministry of Finance, in which numerous entities and individuals formed a network to divert and distribute funds to the fraudsters who orchestrated the fraud and to individuals and/or entities connected to them", at the U. S. Bankruptcy Court for the Southern District of Florida.

BVI Commission of Inquiry: Commissioner’s Report

Report of Commissioner Gary Hickinbottom regarding a British Virgin Islands Commission of Inquiry "into whether there was information that corruption, abuse of office or other serious dishonesty in relation to officials, whether statutory, elected or public, may have taken place in recent years".

USA v. Carlos Ramon Polit Faggioni: Criminal Indictment

Criminal Indictment alleging money laundering concerning bribes involving Odebrecht SA, of Brazil, in USA v. Carlos Ramon Polit Faggioni, described as a citizen of Ecuador who "served as the comptroller general of Ecuador from in or around 207 to 2017", at the U. S. District Court for the Southern District of Florida.

Donald Trump v. Hillary Clinton et al: Complaint (‘Racketeering’)

Complaint alleging racketeering in Donald J. Trump v. Hillary R. Clinton, HFACC, Inc., the Democratic National Committee, DNC Services Corporation, Perkins Coie, LLC, Michael Sussmann, Marc Elias, Debbie Wasserman Schultz, Charles Halliday Dolan, Jr., Jake Sullivan, John Podesta, Robert E. Mook, Phillipe Reines, Fusion GPS, Glenn Simpson, Peter Fritsch, Nellie Ohr, Bruce Ohr, Orbis Business Intelligence, Ltd., Christopher Steele, Igor Danchenko, Neustar, Inc., Rodney Joffe, James Comey, Peter Strzok, Lisa Page, Kevin Clinesmith, and Andrew McCabe at the U. S. District Court for the Southern District of Florida.

Yukos Capital Ltd. v. Russian Federation: Petition to Enforce $5B Arbitral Award

Petition to Enforce Arbitral Award that "arises from Russia’s illegal expropriation of Yukos Capital’s multi-billion dollar investments in Yukos Oil Company in the form of two loans made in 2003 and 2004" in Yukos Capital Limited, of the British Virgin Islands, described as "a former, indirect, wholly-owned subsidiary of Yukos Oil" v. The Russian Federation at the U. S. District Court for the District of Columbia.

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.

Ukraine v. Tatneft: Motion to Quash Subpoenas (citing “Russia’s imminently threatened invasion of Ukraine”)

Notice of Ukraine's Motion to Quash or Modify Third-Party Subpoenas served on 52 financial institutions, claiming that "in the context of Russia’s imminently threatened invasion of Ukraine, a Russian oil company with close ties to the Russian government should not be permitted to use discovery in aid of a judgment as a pretext for demanding sensitive information bearing on Ukraine’s military, national security, and monetary stability" in Ukraine v. PAO Tatneft at the U. S. District Court for the Southern District of New York.

Preble-Rish Haiti SA v. Republic of Haiti et al: Complaint ($10M)

Complaint for damages of $10 million alleging breach of contract and unjust enrichment in Preble-Rish Haiti SA v. Republic of Haiti and Bureau de Monétisation des Programmes d'Aide au Développement at the U. S. District Court for the Southern District of New York.

Amaplat Mauritius Ltd. et al v. Zimbabwe Mining Development Corporation et al: Complaint

Complaint "to recognize and enforce the judgment of the High Court of Zambia ... in favor of Plaintiffs and against Defendants Zimbabwe Mining Development Corporation and the Chief Mining Commissioner, Ministry of Mines of Zimbabwe" in Amaplat Mauritius Ltd. and Amari Nickel Holdings Zimbabwe Ltd., both of Mauritius v. Zimbabwe Mining Development Corporation, The Chief Mining Commissioner, Ministry of Mines of Zimbabwe, and the Republic of Zimbabwe at the U. S. District Court for the District of Columbia.

TCI Integrity Commission v. Anthony Kikivarakis: ‘Financial Disclosure’ Appeal Judgment

Judgment regarding "whether the Integrity Commission of the Turks and Caicos Islands has the power under section 20 of the Integrity Commission Ordinance to issue a summons to a third party requiring them to produce documents as part of an informal investigation, or whether that power can be exercised only in connection with a formal inquiry under section 46 of the Ordinance" in the Integrity Commission of the Turks and Caicos Islands v. Anthony Kikivarakis, as Official Liquidator of TCI Bank Ltd. (in Liquidation), at the Privy Council for the United Kingdom.

Glacial Capital LLC et al v. Buenos Aires: $14.2M Complaint

Complaint for "the principal amount of $14,200,000, plus all unpaid interest" alleging debt default in Glacial Capital LLC and TRSE Holdings LLC, both of Delaware v. The Province of Buenos Aires at the U. S. District Court for the Southern District of New York.
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Libya attempts “largest international asset recovery effort of all time”

As part of what its lawyers claim "could become the largest international asset recovery effort of all time", Libya has applied to take discovery from eight major banks in its hunt for an estimated $100 billion allegedly misappropriated by former leader Muammar Gaddafi. The effort is being led by lawyers Oren Warshavsky, of BakerHostetler, and Warren Gluck, of Holland & Knight.

Libyan Asset Recovery and Management Office v. Bank of America et al: Discovery Application

Application by the Libyan Asset Recovery and Management Office to take discovery from Bank of America N.A., Citigroup Inc. d.b.a. Citibank; JPMorgan Chase Bank N.A., UBS Group A.G., HSBC Bank, Credit Suisse Bank N.A., Bank of New York Mellon Corporation, and Deutsche Bank Trust Company Americas for use in foreign legal proceedings regarding "tens of billions of dollars stolen by Muammar Muhammed Abu Minyar al-Gaddafi over the course of his 32-year dictatorship", filed at the U. S. District Court for the Southern District of New York.

Kuwait Ports Authority et al v. Port Link GP Ltd. et al: ‘Strike Out’ Judgment

Judgment regarding Defendants' strike out applications in Kuwait Ports Authority and The Public Institution for Social Security, described as "Kuwaiti state-owned enterprises" v. Port Link GP Ltd., of the Cayman Islands; Mark Eric Williams, of the USA; Wellspring Capital Group Inc., of the USA, and KGL Investment Company Asia, of the Cayman Islands, at the Grand Court of the Cayman Islands.

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.

Norbert Basengezi Katintima v. Bradley Smith et al: Complaint

Complaint seeking the removal of the plaintiff from OFAC's Specially Designated Nationals and Blocked Persons List in Norbert Basengezi Katintima, a citizen and resident of the Democratic Republic of the Congo and "formerly the Vice President to the National Independent Electoral Commission of the Democratic Republic of the Congo" v. Bradley T. Smith and the U. S. Department of the Treasury's Office of Foreign Assets Control at the U. S. District Court for the District of Columbia.

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.

Fremichael Ghebreyesus et al v. Ethiopia et al: Complaint

Complaint seeking damages of $10.6 million for "the unlawful takings and retakings of certain properties belonging to Plaintiffs in Ethiopia in violation of international law" in Fremichael Ghebreyesus, individually and as Trustee of the Estate of Ghebreyesus Ghebrelul Fremichael, deceased; and Simret Zerai Yohannes, a.k.a. Semret Zereyohans Keleb v. the Federal Democratic Republic of Ethiopia, the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Ethiopia, the City of Addis Ababa, the Sub-City of Bole, Addis Ababa; the Federal First Instance Court of Ethiopia, and Brook Bekele Beshah, of Las Vegas, Nevada,, at the U. S. District Court for the District of Columbia.

USA v. Vladimir Mrvic: Complaint

Complaint "to collect his unpaid federal penalty assessments and interest related to his financial interests in foreign bank accounts" in USA v. Vladimir Mrvic, described as "a dual citizen of the United States and Serbia", 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".

SEC v. Gerald Fauth: Show Cause Order

Order to Show Cause in U. S. Securities and Exchange Commission v. Gerald Fauth at the U. S. District Court for the Southern District of New York. Editor's Note: Although the application in this case was filed under seal, it appears to be related to an investigation into whether U.S. Senator Richard Burr and members of his family, including Fauth, who is his brother-in-law, traded on non-public information gathered through his work in the Senate, as revealed last year by non-profit investigative news organization ProPublica.

SEC v. Gerald Fauth: Subpoena Compliance Application

Case Cover Sheet and Docket regarding an Application for and Order to Show Cause and for an Order Requiring Compliance with Administrative Subpoena in U. S. Securities and Exchange Commission v. Gerald Fauth, of Alexandria, Virginia, at the U. S. District Court for the Southern District of New York. Editor's Note: In May 2020, New York-based non-profit investigative news service ProPublica reported that Fauth and his brother-in-law, U. S. Senator Richard Burr, had both sold a “significant portion” of their holdings in several publicly-traded companies last February just before the stock market crashed as a result of COVID-19 and that Burr was “under federal investigation over whether he traded on non-public information gathered through his work in the Senate”. Today’s “Show Cause” application was filed under seal and, therefore, OffshoreAlert does not know whether it is connected to the investigation described by ProPublica.

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.
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