Government & Politicians

Sergio Lovati et al v. Venezuela: Complaint

Complaint alleging failure to make payments on bonds in Sergio Lovati, Rudi Lovati, Alessandra Sarago Lovati, and Alessandro Lucibello Piani, all of Italy v. The Bolivarian Republic of Venezuela at the U. S. District Court for the Southern District of New York.

Bill Browder: Hero or Villain?

London-based financier Bill Browder has positioned himself as an anti-corruption crusader who will stop at nothing to avenge the death of his former tax accountant, Sergei Magnitsky, who died in a Russian prison in 2009. Browder claims Magnitsky was tortured and murdered by corrupt Russian prison guards because he blew the whistle on a $230 million tax fraud committed against the state using companies that were stolen from Browder. He has been the driving force behind new laws in the USA and other countries that are aimed at Russians and others who are involved in corrupt activity. Critics of Browder, however, have accused him of being a fantasist, pointing out what they claim are inconsistencies and inaccuracies in his Magnitsky story, his tax fraud conviction in Russia, and his pre-Magnitsky history of business dealings they claim are questionable. In this session, we will attempt to determine fact vs. fiction.

J5: Tearing Down International Barriers

Chief Don Fort, of IRS Criminal Investigation, will tell you why the world is getting smaller for tax criminals. With the formation of the new and innovative Joint Chiefs of Global Tax Enforcement last year, the US, UK, Canada, Australia and the Netherlands have found ways to share information, work joint investigations, and move towards criminal proceedings in dozens of cases. Criminals and enablers of tax crimes alike should be on notice that their days are limited.

OI European Group BV v. Venezuela et al: Complaint

Complaint in OI European Group BV v. The Bolivarian Republic of Venezuela, Petróleos de Venezuela, SA, PDV Holding, Inc., CITGO Holding, Inc., CITGO Petroleum Corporation, GLAS Americas LLC, in its capacity as collateral trustee, MUFG Union Bank, NA, in its capacity as indenture trustee, Rosneft Trading, SA, Orlando Chacin, Jesus Luongo, Anton Castillo, Eulogio Del Pino, and Maria Del Carmen Martinez at the U. S. District Court for the District of Delaware.

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.

USA v. Jean Boustani et al: Criminal Indictment

Indictment in USA v. Jean Boustani, a.k.a. Jean Boustany, a citizen of Lebanon; Najib Allam, a.k.a. Naji Allam, a citizen of Lebanon; Manuel Chang, a citizen of Mozambique and Mozambique's Minister of Finance; Antonio Do Rosario, a citizen of Mozambique and "an official in Mozambique's governmental state intelligence and security service, known as Servico de Informacoes e Seguranca do Estado; Teofilo Nhangumele, "a citizen of Mozambique acting in an official capacity for and on behalf of the Office of the President of Mozambique"; Andrew Pearse, a citizen of New Zealand; Surjan Singh, a citizen of the United Kingdom; and Detelina Subeva, a citizen of Bulgaria, at the U. S. District Court for the Eastern District of New York.

Casa Express Trust v. Venezuela: Complaint

Complaint in Casa Express Corp., as Trustee of Casa Express Trust v. Bolivarian Republic of Venezuela at the U. S. District Court for the Southern District of New York.

Kazakhstan v. Linklaters LLP: Discovery Application

Ex Parte Petition by the Republic of Kazakhstan to take discovery from Linklaters LLP for legal proceedings involving Anatolie Stati, Gabriel Stati, Ascom Group, SA, and Terra Raf Trans Traiding Ltd., filed at the U. S. District Court for the Southern District of New York.

International Petroleum Investment Company et al v. Goldman Sachs Group, Inc. et al: Summons With Notice

Summons With Notice in International Petroleum Investment Company and Aabar Investments PJS v. The Goldman Sachs Group, Inc., Goldman Sachs International Goldman Sachs (Asia) LLC, Goldman Sachs (Singapore) Pte, Goldman Sachs (Malaysia) Sdn Bhd, Tim Leissner, Ng Chong Hwa, a.k.a. Roger Ng; Andrea Vella, Khadem Abdulla Al Qubaisi, and Mohamed Ahmed Badawy Al-Husseiny at New York Supreme Court.

Kazakhstan v. Jefferies & Co.: Discovery Application

Ex Parte Petition by the Republic of Kazakhstan to take discovery from Jefferies & Co. for legal proceedings involving Anatolie Stati, Gabriel Stati, Ascom Group, SA, and Terra Raf Trans Traiding Ltd., filed at the U. S. District Court for the Southern District of New York.

Kazakhstan v. GLG LLC: Discovery Application

Ex Parte Petition by the Republic of Kazakhstan to take discovery from GLG LLC for legal proceedings involving Anatolie Stati, Gabriel Stati, Ascom Group, SA, and Terra Raf Trans Traiding Ltd., filed at the U. S. District Court for the Southern District of New York.

Kazakhstan v. Renaissance Capital: Discovery Application

Ex Parte Petition by the Republic of Kazakhstan to take discovery from Renaissance Capital for legal proceedings involving Anatolie Stati, Gabriel Stati, Ascom Group, SA, and Terra Raf Trans Traiding Ltd., filed at the U. S. District Court for the Southern District of New York.

USA v. Viktor Netyksho et al: Criminal Indictment

Indictment in USA v. Viktor Borisovich Netyksho, Boris Alekseyevich Antonov, Dmitriy Sergeyevich Badin, Ivan Sergeyevich Yermakov, Aleksey Viktorovich Lukashev, Sergey Aleksandrovich Morgachev, Nikolay Yuryevich Kozachek, Pavel Vyacheslavovich Yershov, Artem Andreyevich Malyshev, Aleksandr Vladimirovich Osadchuk, Aleksey Aleksandrovich Potemkin, and Anatoliy Sergeyevich Kovalev at the U. S. District Court for the District of Columbia.

Peter Virdee et al v. National Crime Agency: Approved Judgment

Approved Judgment in Hardip Singh, a.k.a. Peter Virdee, and Dieter Trutschler v. The National Crime Agency at the High Court, in London, contains evidence of bribery and corruption involving politicians in the Caribbean, specifically Antigua & Barbuda and St. Kitts & Nevis.

Cayman politician McKeeva Bush drops attempt to take evidence from UK Gov’t employee

Cayman Islands politician McKeeva Bush has withdrawn an application at federal court in Miami to compel evidence from United Kingdom government employee Larry Covington for a 'malicious prosecution' lawsuit that Bush is pursuing in Cayman against that jurisdiction's former Governor, Duncan Taylor; former Police Commissioner, David Baines; and current Attorney General.

UK’s Larry Covington fights testimony application by Cayman politician McKeeva Bush

Florida-based United Kingdom government employee Larry Covington is fighting an attempt by Cayman Islands politician McKeeva Bush to compel his evidence for a 'malicious prosecution' lawsuit that Bush is pursuing in Cayman against that jurisdiction's former Governor, former Police Commissioner and current Attorney General.

McKeeva Bush v. Lawrence Covington: Motion to Intervene

Motion by Interested Person Lawrence Covington to Intervene and Oppose Pending Application for Judicial Assistance by McKeeva Bush, filed at the U. S. District Court for the Southern District of Florida.

USA v. Michael Flynn: Plea Agreement

Plea Agreement in USA v. Michael Flynn, a former National Security Adviser appointed by President Trump, at the U. S. District Court for the District of Columbia.

USA v. Michael Flynn: Statement of The Offense

Statement of the Offense in USA v. Michael Flynn, a former National Security Adviser appointed by Donald Trump, at the U. S. District Court for the District of Columbia.

USA v. Michael Flynn: Criminal Information

Criminal Information in USA v. Michael Flynn, a former National Security Adviser appointed by President Trump, at the U. S. District Court for the District of Columbia.

Trinidad & Tobago v. Daniel S. Carusi, PA et al: Discovery Application

Application by the Government of Trinidad & Tobago to obtain evidence from Daniel S. Carusi, P.A., Diplomat Oceanfront Residences Condominium Association, Inc., David Bauman, Zareefa Khan, P.A., Tony's Aluminum Corp., Arnstein & Lehr, LLP, Echo Condominium Association, Inc., T&M Enterprises Florida Inc., Global Supplies Florida Inc., J2 Investments Florida, Inc., Wells Fargo Bank, N.A., JPMorgan Chase Bank, N.A., and Norma F. Echarte P.A., filed at the U. S. District Court for the Southern District of Florida.

St. Lucia seeks evidence in US for ‘airport corruption’ investigation

The Government of St. Lucia has requested evidence in the United States for a criminal investigation into suspected corruption regarding a contract to build a new airport. Targets of the investigation include U.S. businessman Antonio Assenza and St. Lucia Government Minister Guy Joseph.

St. Lucia: Antonio Assenza et al

Application for the appointment of a Commissioner - pursuant to a request for judicial assistance from St. Lucia - to collect evidence for a criminal investigation into Antonio Assenza, Andre Edgar, Guy Joseph, and Sean Matthew for suspected corruption.

USA v. Ricardo Martinelli: Detention Motion

Government's Motion for Detention in USA v. Ricardo Alberto Martinelli Berrocal, a former President of Panama, at the U. S. District Court for the Southern District of Florida.

Yukos Universal Ltd. et al v. Edward Mouradian: Discovery Application

Application of Hulley Enterprises Ltd., Yukos Universal Ltd., and Veteran Petroleum Ltd. for an order to conduct discovery of Edward Mouradian, Managing Partner of Prudence Legal advisory & Counseling, for use in a foreign proceeding, filed at the U. S. District Court for the Central District of California.

USA v. Ricardo Martinelli: Bail Motion

Martinelli's Motion for Release on Bail in USA v. Ricardo Alberto Martinelli Berrocal, a former President of Panama, at the U. S. District Court for the Southern District of Florida.

Panama: Ricardo Martinelli

Complaint for the extradition of Ricardo Alberto Martinelli Berrocal, a former President of Panama, from the USA to Panama, filed at the U. S. District Court for the Southern District of Florida.