Investment

Hyperrr.com GmbH: Public Warning (Switzerland)

Public Warning by the Swiss Financial Market Supervisory Authority that Hyperrr.com GmbH is "suspected of conducting unauthorised activities in the financial market".

Sabby Volatility Warrant Master Fund Ltd. et al v. Kevin Kennedy et al: Complaint

Complaint in Sabby Volatility Warrant Master Fund Ltd., of the Cayman Islands; SZOP Multistrat LP, Alto Opportunity Master Fund SPC-Segregated Master Portfolio B, of the Cayman Islands; Hudson Bay Master Fund Ltd., of the Cayman Islands, and Walleye Opportunities Master Fund Ltd., of the Cayman Islands v. Kevin J. Kennedy, Patrick Archambault, Jim DiSanto, Karen Francis, Tamer Hassanein, Lisa Kelley, Thomas M. Rohrs, and Tianyue Yu at the U.S. District Court for the Southern District of New York.

USA v. Andrew McAlpine: USA’s Sentencing Memorandum (‘Six Months’ Home Confinement’)

USA's Sentencing Memorandum recommending a sentence of six months' home confinement and three years of supervised release after pleading guilty to "conspiracy to commit securities fraud and manipulative trading" in USA v. Andrew McAlpine, a citizen of Canada residing in the Cayman Islands, at the U.S. District Court for the Southern District of California.

Atalaya Special Purpose Investment Fund II LP et al v. Sustainable Opportunities Acquisition Corp.: Complaint

Complaint in Sustainable Opportunities Acquisition Corp., now known as TMC the metals company Inc. v. Atalaya Special Purpose Investment Fund II LP, of the Cayman Islands; ACM DGOP LLC, ACM ASOF VII (Cayman) Holdco LP, of the Cayman Islands; Glazer Enhanced Offshore Fund Ltd., of the Cayman Islands; Glazer Enhanced Fund LP, and Highmark Limited, on behalf of its Segregated Account Highmark Multi-Strategy 2, of the Cayman Islands at the Supreme Court of the State of New York, County of New York.

Urban Commons Danbury LLC et al v. Claydon Hill Investments Ltd. et al: Complaint (‘$120M Fraud’)

Complaint alleging fraud, breach of contract and conversion in Urban Commons Danbury LLC, Urban Commons Frontera LLC, Urban Commons Highway 111 LLC, Urban Commons 4th Street LLC, Urban Commons Anaheim LLC, Urban Commons HIDH LLC, Urban Commons Bayshore LLC, Urban Commons Continental LLC, UCQ Holding LLC, Urban Commons Hialeah LLC, Urban Commons RDH LLC, Urban Commons Cordova LLC, and Urban Commons Riverside Blvd LLC v. Claydon Hill Investments Ltd., of the British Virgin Islands; Compass Cove Assets Limited, of the British Virgin Islands; Bounty Green Assets Ltd., of the British Virgin Islands; Frank Yuan, Robert Yuan, Norbert Yuan, and Jerome Yuan at the Superior Court of the State of California, Los Angeles County.

SEC v. Avraham Eisenberg: Complaint (‘$116M Crypto Fraud’)

Complaint alleging the defendant "drained approximately $116 million from a crypto asset trading platform known as Mango Markets after manipulating the trading price and volume of the “MNGO token,” a so-called “governance token” of Mango Markets that was purchased and sold as a crypto asset security" in U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission v. Avraham Eisenberg at the U.S. District Court for the Southern District of New York.

Coincident Capital International Ltd.: Directors

Director Details for Coincident Capital International Ltd. Ltd. (which has an unsecured claim of $112 million in the bankruptcy of crypto lender Genesis), obtained from the Cayman Islands General Registry on January 20th, 2023.

Nexo Capital Inc.: $22.5M Fine (‘Unregistered Crypto Offering’)

Administrative Order by the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission imposing a civil money penalty of $22.5 million on Nexo Capital Inc., described as a Cayman Islands-domiciled provider of "crypto asset-related financial products and services", for an unregistered securities offering.

International Union of Operating Engineers v. Silvergate Capital Corporation et al: Class Action Complaint (‘Crypto Securities Fraud’)

Class Action Complaint alleging securities fraud in International Union of Operating Engineers, Local No. 793, Members Pension Benefit Trust of Ontario, of Canada v. Silvergate Capital Corporation, Alan J. Lane, Antonio Martino, Kathleen M. Fraher, Benjamin C. Reynolds, Dennis S. Frank, Michael Lempres, Karen F. Brassfield, Robert C. Campbell, Paul D. Colucci, Thomas C. Dircks, Scott Reed, Colleen Sullivan, Aanchal Gupta, Goldman Sachs & Co. LLC, Keefe Bruyette & Woods Inc., Canaccord Genuity LLC, Compass Point Research & Trading LLC, Craig-Hallum Capital Group LLC, JPMorgan Securities LLC, and Wedbush Securities LLC at the U.S. District Court for the Southern District of California.

Crown Managed Accounts SPC et al v. Puerto Rico Industrial Development Corporation et al: Complaint (‘$90M Bonds Default’)

Complaint "to end the Oversight Board and AAFAF’s abuse of power, and PRIDCO's inexcusable refusal to pay its debts" allegedly totaling $90.5 million in Crown Managed Accounts SPC - Crown/GT Segregated Portfolio, of the Cayman Islands; Ginkgo Tree LLC, GN3 SIP Limited, of Jersey, in the Channel Islands; GoldenTree Distressed Fund 2014 LP, of the Cayman Islands; GoldenTree Distressed Master Fund 2014 Ltd., of the Cayman Islands; GoldenTree Insurance Fund Series Interests of The Sali Multi-Series Fund LP, GoldenTree Master Fund Ltd., of the Cayman Islands; GoldenTree V1 Master Fund LP, of the Cayman Islands; GTAM 110 Designated Activity Company, of Ireland, and High Yield and Bank Loan Series Trust, of the Cayman Islands v. Puerto Rico Industrial Development Corporation, The Puerto Rico Fiscal Agency and Financial Advisory Authority, and The Financial Oversight and Management Board for Puerto Rico at the U.S. District Court for the District of Puerto Rico.

Crypto lender Nexo Capital sues Cayman regulator for rejecting license application

On the day its offices were raided in Bulgaria last week, and four of its employees criminally charged with money laundering and fraud, the Nexo crypto lending group sued the Cayman Islands Monetary Authority for rejecting its licensing application and is seeking a court declaration that it is "suitable to be registered".

SEC v. Stephen Braverman: Braverman’s Motion to Dismiss (‘$37M Crypto Fraud’)

Defendant Stephen Braverman's Motion to Dismiss in U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission v. Arbitrade Ltd., of Bermuda; Cryptobontix Inc., of Canada; Troy R.J. Hogg, of Canada; James L. Goldberg, Stephen L. Braverman, and Max W. Barber, as Defendants, and SION Trading FZE, of the United Arab Emirates, as Relief Defendant, at the U.S. District Court for the Southern District of Florida.

SEC v. James Goldberg: Goldberg’s Motion to Dismiss (‘$37M Crypto Fraud’)

Defendant James Goldberg's Motion to Dismiss in U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission v. Arbitrade Ltd., of Bermuda; Cryptobontix Inc., of Canada; Troy R.J. Hogg, of Canada; James L. Goldberg, Stephen L. Braverman, and Max W. Barber, as Defendants, and SION Trading FZE, of the United Arab Emirates, as Relief Defendant, at the U.S. District Court for the Southern District of Florida.

SEC v. Terrance Reagan et al: Complaint

Complaint alleging securities fraud involving broker-dealers in the United Kingdom and USA in U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission v. Terrance Reagan and Nathaniel Clay at the U.S. District Court for the Southern District of New York.

GFG Ltd.: £280K Fine (Guernsey)

Public Notice by the Guernsey Financial Services Commission that it has imposed a fine of £280,000 on GFG Limited (in Voluntary Liquidation) for "the firm’s failure to meet the minimum criteria for licensing under the Protection of Investors (Bailiwick of Guernsey) Law, 2020".

USA v. Avraham Eisenberg: Criminal Indictment (‘$110M Crypto Fraud’)

Criminal Indictment alleging "a scheme to fraudulently obtain approximately $110 million worth of cryptocurrency from a cryptocurrency exchange called Mango Markets and its investors" in USA v. Avraham Eisenberg at the U.S. District Court for the Southern District of New York.

CFTC v. Avraham Eisenberg: Complaint (‘$100M Crypto Fraud’)

Complaint alleging "a manipulative and deceptive scheme to artificially inflate the price of swaps offered by Mango Markets, a decentralized digital asset exchange, culminating in the misappropriation of over $100 million from the platform" in Commodity Futures Trading Commission v. Avraham Eisenberg at the U.S. District Court for the Southern District of New York.

SEC v. Andrew DeFrancesco et al: Complaint (‘Securities Fraud’)

Complaint alleging securities fraud involving entities in several jurisdictions, including the Bahamas, Canada, and USA, in U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission v. Andrew DeFrancesco, Marlio Mauricio Dioaz Cardona, Carlos Felipe Rezk, Nikola Faukovic, and Catherine DeFrancesco, described as "resident of Miami Beach, Toronto, and Gstaad, Switzerland", at the U.S. District Court for the Southern District of New York.

USA v. Francisley da Silva et al: Superseding Indictment (‘Crypto-Based Investment Fraud’)

Superseding Indictment alleging fraud and money laundering regarding "a purported cryptocurrency mining and trading company that promised to earn its victim-investors profits in exchange for their purchase of cryptocurrency-related investment products" in USA v. Francisley da Silva, a citizen of Brazil; Juan Tacuri, Antonia Perez Hernandez, and Ramon Perez at the U.S. District Court for the Southern District of New York.

New York AG v. Alex Mashinsky: Complaint (‘Celsius Network Crypto Fraud’)

Complaint alleging "a scheme to defraud hundreds of thousands of investors, including more than 26,000 New Yorkers, by using false and misleading representations to induce them to deposit billions of dollars in digital assets with his cryptocurrency lending company Celsius Network LLC" in The People of the State of New York, by Letitia James, as the Attorney General of the State of New York v. Alex Mashinsky at the Supreme Court of the State of New York, County of New York.

Bridge Fund SPC Ltd.: Directors

Director Details for Bridge Fund SPC Limited, obtained from the Cayman Islands General Registry on January 5th, 2023.

SEC v. Cooper Morgenthau: Complaint & Proposed Judgment (‘$5M Fraud Against Cayman Entities’)

Complaint (and Proposed Judgment) alleging the defendant "stole more than $5 million" from his employer, African Gold Acquisition Corp., and from investors in Strategic Metals Acquisition Corp. I and Strategic Metals Acquisition Corp. II, all of the Cayman Islands, in U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission v. Cooper J. Morgenthau at the U.S. District Court for the Southern District of New York.

Oakwise Value Fund SPC: Directors

Director Details for Oakwise Value Fund SPC, obtained from the Cayman Islands General Registry on January 1st, 2023.

Funicular Funds LP v. Pioneer Merger Corp. et al: Class Action Complaint

Class Action Complaint alleging "a planned misappropriation of a $32.5 million corporate asset by the sponsor of a special purpose acquisition company" in Funicular Funds LP v. Pioneer Merger Corp., Pioneer Merger Sponsor LLC, Jonathan Christodoro, Rick Gerson, Oscar Salazar, Ryan Khoury, Scott Carpenter, Matthew Corey, Mitchell Caplan, and Todd Davis at the U.S. District Court for the Southern District of New York.