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    City of Ouro Preto v. Merrill Lynch Pierce Fenner & Smith et al: Class Action Complaint (‘Lender Liability for Brazil Environmental Damages’)

    Complaint for "for lender liability against the Defendants arising from loans and financing which directly promoted, and continues to promote, significant environmental degradation in and around the Brazilian State of Minas Gerais" in City of Ouro Preto, in Minas Gerais, Brazil v. Merrill Lynch Pierce Fenner & Smith, Barclays Capital Inc., Citibank Inc., Citigroup Global Markets Inc., JPMorgan, and JPMorgan Securities LLC at the U.S. District Court for the Southern District of New York.

    USA v. Orlando Contreras Saab: Criminal Information (‘Venezuela Bribery’)

    Criminal Information alleging conspiracy to violate the Foreign Corrupt Practices Act "by engaging in a scheme to bribe Venezuelan officials to obtain and retain contracts and other business advantages, including obtaining multi-million-dollar contracts with entities and instrumentalities owned and controlled by the Venezuelan government for the production, importation, and distribution of food and medicine to the people of Venezuela", in USA v. Orlando Alfonso Contreras Saab, described as a citizen of Venezuela, at the U.S. District Court for the Southern District of Florida.

    USA v. Assets Belonging to Glen Vine Partners Ltd. (BVI) at ONE Swiss Bank S.A. et al: Forfeiture Complaint (‘1MDB Fraud’)

    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. Pablo Picasso's 'Trois femmes nues et buste d'homme' drawing and All Funds and Assets on deposit in an account in the name of Glen Vine Partners Limited, of the British Virgin Islands, at ONE Swiss Bank S.A., in Switzerland, at the U.S. District Court for the Central District of California.

    Kazakhstan v. GLAS Trust Company LLC: Discovery Application (Belgium, British Virgin Islands, England, Luxembourg & Netherlands)

    Application by the Republic of Kazakhstan to take discovery from GLAS Trust Company LLC "for use in ongoing and anticipated foreign legal proceedings against Anatolie Stati, his son Gabriel Stati, and their companies Ascom Group S.A. and Terra Raf Trans Traiding Ltd." in Belgium, British Virgin Islands, England, Luxembourg, and the Netherlands alleging "a series of complex, multi-faceted fraud schemes engineered by the Statis", filed at the U.S. District Court for the Southern District of New York.

    State of Georgia v. Donald Trump et al: Criminal Indictment (‘Georgia Election Interference’)

    Criminal Indictment in The State of Georgia v. Donald Trump, Rudolph Giuliani, a.k.a. Rudy Giuliani; John Eastman, Mark Meadows, Kenneth Chesebro, Jeffrey Clark, Jenna Ellis, Ray Smith III, Robert Cheeley, Michael Roman, David Shafer, Shawn Still, Stephen Lee, Harrison Floyd, Trevian Kutti, Sidney Powell, Cathleen Latham, Scott Hall, and Misty Hampton, a.k.a. Emily Misty Hayes, at the Superior Court of Fulton County, Georgia.

    Doraleh Container Terminal SA v. Republic of Djibouti: Motion to Quash Subpoenas

    Republic of Djibouti's Motion to Quash Post-Judgment Discovery Subpoenas in Doraleh Container Terminal SA, of Djibouti, whose "minority owner" was identified as "a private entity based in Dubai called DP World Djibouti FZCO" v. Republic of Djibouti at the U.S. District Court for the Southern District of New York.

    USA v. $21M: Forfeiture Complaint (‘Naman Wakil Bribery & Corruption’)

    Forfeiture Complaint in USA v. $21.8 million "that constitutes proceeds of foreign bribery offenses, property involved in money laundering or a conspiracy to commit money laundering" involving Naman Wakil, described as "a Venezuelan citizen who became a permanent resident in the United States in or around 2012", and accounts in the Cayman Islands and Switzerland, filed at the U.S. District Court for the Southern District of Florida.

    Atiku Abubakar v. Chicago State University: Discovery Application (Nigeria)

    Application by Atiku Abubakar, described as "a prominent businessman and politician in Nigeria", to take discovery from Chicago State University for use in legal proceedings in Nigeria against Nigeria's President, Bola Ahmed Tinubu, regarding his qualifications and challenging the results of Nigeria's 2023 presidential election, filed at the U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Illinois.

    USA v. Donald Trump: Criminal Indictment (‘2020 Election Interference’)

    Criminal Indictment alleging conspiracy to defraud the USA, conspiracy to obstruct an official proceeding, obstruction of and attempt to obstruct an official proceeding, and conspiracy against rights regarding "his criminal efforts to overturn the legitimate results of the 2020 presidential election and retain power" in USA v. Donald J. Trump at the U.S. District Court for the District of Columbia.

    Agenda Launch – OffshoreAlert London Conference

    The first version of the agenda for OffshoreAlert's 10th Annual London Conference on December 4-5 is now available. For more information about OffshoreAlert London 2023, sponsorship opportunities, and tickets, please visit www.oalondon.com.

    Ilan Shor v. Matei Dohotaru: Motion to Comply with Subpoena (‘Moldova Criminal Appeal’)

    Motion to Comply with Subpoena in Ilan Shor, described as "a prominent businessman and politician in Moldova" v. Matei Dohotaru for use in Ilan Shor's appeal after being "tried and convicted of various offenses connected to the disappearance of $1 billion from three Moldovan banks in 2014", filed at the U.S. District Court for the District of Columbia.

    Seamróg Fund ICAV et al v. Venezuela: Complaint (‘$344M Bonds Default’)

    Complaint alleging breach of contract regarding "beneficial interests in eleven series of bonds" in Seamróg Fund ICAV, acting solely in respect of its sub-fund, Seamróg Sovereign Recovery Sub-Fund, of Ireland, and Edward Cowen, a citizen of the United Kingdom v. The Bolivarian Republic of Venezuela at the U.S. District Court for the Southern District of New York.

    Naftogaz of Ukraine et al v. Russian Federation: Petition to Confirm Arbitration Award ($4.2B)

    Petition to Confirm Foreign Arbitration Award in which "The underlying dispute arises from the Russian Federation’s unlawful expropriation of the Petitioners' investments in Crimea" in NJSC Naftogaz of Ukraine, National Joint Stock Company Chornomornaftogaz, JSC Ukrtransgaz, JSC Ukrgasvydobuvannya, JSC Ukrtransnafta, and Subsidiary Company Gaz Ukrainy, all of Ukraine v. The Russian Federation at the U.S. District Court for the District of Columbia.

    John Doe v. Germany et al: Complaint (‘$14.5M Panama Papers Whistleblower Reward’)

    Complaint alleging the German authorities owe $14.5 million to the 'Panama Papers whistleblower' in John Doe, unidentified but described as "a citizen of the United States" who was "the original source of the Panama Papers" v. The Federal Republic of Germany and The Bundeskriminalamt of the Federal Republic of Germany at the U.S. District Court for the District of Columbia.

    Ex-BVI Ports Authority MD Oleanvine Maynard pleads guilty to cocaine trafficking

    Former BVI Ports Authority Managing Director Oleanvine Maynard, 61, and her son, Kadeem Maynard, 32, have each pleaded guilty to one count of conspiracy to import cocaine at federal court in Miami in a scheme that also allegedly involved then British Virgin Islands Premier Andrew Fahie and each face a "mandatory minimum" of 10 years in prison unless the judge determines they are "safety valve eligible". With Fahie's jury trial set to start next month, Oleanvine Maynard has agreed to "cooperate fully" with prosecutors.

    USA v. Oleanvine Maynard: Plea Agreement (‘Drugs Trafficking’)

    Plea Agreement in which defendants agrees to plead guilty to one count of conspiracy ti import a controlled substance in USA v. Oleanvine Pickering Maynard, a former Managing Director of the BVI Ports Authority, in the British Virgin Islands, at the U.S. District Court for the Southern District of Florida.

    USA v. Oleanvine Maynard: Factual Proffer (‘Drugs Trafficking’)

    Factual Proffer regarding a drugs trafficking scheme involving the British Virgin Islands and "the Mexican Sinaloa Cartel" in USA v. Oleanvine Pickering Maynard, former Managing Director of the BVI Ports Authority, in the British Virgin Islands, at the U.S. District Court for the Southern District of Florida.

    Ex-BVI Ports Authority MD Oleanvine Maynard to plead guilty in drugs trafficking case

    Eight days after it was disclosed at federal court in Miami that her son, Kadeem Maynard, intends to plead guilty in a narcotics trafficking and money laundering criminal case, it was disclosed in a court entry that former British Virgin Islands Ports Authority Managing Director Oleanvine Maynard will do likewise, leaving former BVI Premier Andrew Fahie as the only defendant still fighting the charges.

    Contrarian Capital Management LLC et al v. Bolivarian Republic of Venezuela: Third Supplemental Complaint (‘Bonds Default’)

    Third Supplemental Complaint in Contrarian Capital Management LLC, Contrarian EM II LP, Contrarian Emerging Markets LP, Boston Patriot Summer St LLC, Polonius Holdings LLC, Emma 1 Master Fund LP, of the Cayman Islands; E1 SP, a Segregated Account of EMAP SPC, of the Cayman Islands, and Contrarian Funds LLC v. Bolivarian Republic of Venezuela at the U.S. District Court for the Southern District of New York.

    USA v. John Chen et al: Criminal Complaint (‘Chinese Agent/IRS Bribery’)

    Criminal Complaint alleging conspiracy to act as a foreign government agent for China, money laundering, and bribery of "a purported Internal Revenue Service agent who was in fact an undercover officer ... as part of a PRC Government-directed scheme to revoke the tax-exempt status of a 501(c)(3) organization run by Falun Gong practitioners" in USA v. John Chen, a.k.a. Chen Jun, and Lin Feng 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: Amended Complaint

    Amended Complaint “to recognize and enforce the judgment of the High Court of Zambia, at the Commercial Registry at Lusaka, dated August 9, 2019 ... 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.

    Video: Miami’s Crypto Ambitions … with Mayor Francis Suarez

    A look at how Miami has been attempting to become the world's crypto capital and a center for Web3 and AI projects. Capturing the opportunities and addressing challenges associated with these emerging sectors is no easy feat. The City of Miami’s Mayor Francis X. Suarez joining Jeremy Kroll, CEO and Co-Founder of K2 Integrity, for a candid discussion about these important topics. Recorded on April 25, 2023, at OffshoreAlert Miami.

    Aleksandar Karadzic et al v. OFAC et al: Complaint (‘SDN List Removal’)

    Complaint regarding a "request to be removed from the Specially Designated Nationals List" in Aleksandar Karadzic, Ljiljana Zelen Karadzic, and Sonja Karadzic, all citizens and residents of Bosnia and Herzegovina and the son, daughter, and wife, respectively, of Radovan Karadzic, "the former President of the Bosnian Serb Republic" v. Andrea Gacki, as Director of the Office of Foreign Assets Control, and U.S. Department of Treasury Office of Foreign Assets Control at the U.S. District Court for the District of Columbia.
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    Panama: Héctor Dáger (‘Odebrecht SA $28M Corruption & Money Laundering’)

    Application for an order authorizing the disclosure of Grand Jury materials (BAC Florida Bank records) to Panama for use in a criminal investigation into Héctor Dáger, described as "a Venezuelan citizen with Panamanian residency permit", for "potential corruption and money laundering relating to contracts obtained by the Brazilian company Odebrecht S.A. from the government of Venezuela".

    State of New York v. Donald Trump: Criminal Indictment & Statement of Facts (‘Stormy Daniels Fraud’)

    Criminal Indictment alleging the defendant "repeatedly and fraudulently falsified New York business records to conceal criminal conduct that hid damaging information from the voting public during the 2016 presidential election" in The People of the State of New York v. Donald J. Trump, a former president of the United States, at the Supreme Court of the State of New York, County of New York.