Investment

GAM (Luxembourg) SA: €48.5K Fine

Public Notice by the Luxembourg CSSF that it has imposed a fine of €45,500 on GAM (Luxembourg) SA, described as an investment fund manager, for regulatory breaches.

Orbis Global Equity LE Fund et al v. Vale SA et al: Complaint

Complaint "to recover significant investment losses suffered as a result of securities fraud perpetrated by Defendants" in Orbis Global Equity LE Fund, of Australia; Orbis Global Equity Fund, of Australia; Orbis Global Balanced Fund, of Australia; Orbis SICAV, of Luxembourg; Orbis Institutional Funds Limited, of Bermuda; Orbis Global Equity Fund Limited, of Bermuda; Orbis Institutional Global Equity LP, of Delaware, and Orbis OEIC, of England and Wales v. Vale SA, described as "an international mining company based in Brazil"; Murilo Ferreira, Fabio Schvartsman, Luciano Siani Pires, Gerd Peter Poppinga, and Luiz Eduardo Froes do Amaral Osorio at the U. S. District Court for the Eastern District of New York.

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.

Direct Lending Investments LLC et al v. Daishin Securities Co. Ltd.: Complaint

Complaint to avoid a "fraudulent transfer" of $49.7 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. Daishin Securities Co. Ltd., of South Korea, at the U. S. District Court for the Central District of California.

Demetrios Chomatas et al: €9K Settlement

Public Notice by the Cyprus Securities and Exchange Commission that Demetrios Chomatas and unidentified "members of his family, as well as the legal person which he owned at the particular period" have agreed to pay a total of €9,000 to settle a regulatory investigation.

Orbis Global Equity Fund Ltd. et al v. NortonLifelock Inc. et al: Complaint

Complaint alleging "a straightforward fraud in which Defendants misled investors about Symantec's financial performance and accounting practices" in Orbis Global Equity Fund Limited, of Bermuda; Orbis Global Equity Fund, of Australia; Orbis Institutional Funds Limited, of Bermuda; Orbis Global Equity LE Fund, of Australia; Orbis Institutional Global Equity LP, of Bermuda; Orbis SICAV, of Luxembourg; Orbis Optimal SA Fund Limited, of Bermuda; Orbis Institutional US Equity LP, of Bermuda; Orbis OEIC, of England; Orbis Optimal Global Equity LP, of Bermuda; Allan Gray Australia Balanced Fund, of Australia, and Orbis Global Balanced Fund, of Australia, all managed by Orbis Investment Management Limited, of Bermuda v. NortonLifelock Inc., f.k.a. Symantec Corporation; Gregory S. Clark; Nicholas R. Noviello, and Mark S. Garfield at the U. S. District Court for the District of Arizona.

Troy Hogg et al v. Stephen Braverman et al: Summons With Notice

Summons With Notice for damages of $395 million alleging fraud and misappropriation regarding a cryptocurrency scheme in Troy James Hogg, a citizen of Canada, individually, and Leila Holdings Ltd., of Bermuda, derivatively on behalf of Arbitrade Ltd., also of Bermuda v. Stephen Lance Braverman, Kent Mason Swig, Dignity Mining Group LLC, Charles Hamlin Woodworth, Daniel Francis Sweet, Coinmint LLC, of Puerto Rico; Prieur Leary, Hayden Gill, Max Warren Barber, William Richard Saunders, Shaun L. Heseltine, ABCOR International Ltd., of Belize; Scotia International of Nevada Inc., of Utah; SION Trading FZE, of the United Arab Emirates; Jeffrey Muller, Victor George Webb, G4S Cash Services LLC, of the United Arab Emirates; Peter Walters, Kaled Swlaiman Salem Bokhem, Silver Estate Management Ltd., of Wyoming; E. Warren Goss, and Impact Partners, of New York, at the Supreme Court of the State of New York, County of New York.

Ronald Ray v. StoneCo Ltd. et al: Class Action Complaint

Class Action Complaint alleging fraud in Ronald F. Ray v. StoneCo Ltd., described as a Cayman Islands-domiciled "provider of financial technology solutions" whose primary market is Brazil and whose shares are listed on NASDAQ; Thiago dos Santos Piau, Lia Machado de Matos, Rafael Martins Pereira, and Marcelo Bastianello Baldin at the U. S. District Court for the Southern District of New York.

The Timeless Uranium Fund SICAV Plc: ‘New Liquidator’ Directive

Public Notice by the Malta Financial Services Authority that it has "directed" The Timeless Uranium Fund SICAV Plc, described as "a collective investment scheme targeting retail investors", to "take all the necessary steps to ensure that a new liquidator is appointed within one month".

The Timeless Precious Metals Fund SICAV Plc: ‘New Liquidator’ Directive

Public Notice by the Malta Financial services Authority that it has "directed" The Timeless Precious Metals Fund SICAV Plc, described as "a collective investment scheme targeting retail investors", to "take all the necessary steps to ensure that a new liquidator is appointed within one month"

Jersey: James Patrick Gorton Baker

Application for the appointment of a Commissioner to collect evidence from Bank of America - pursuant to a request for judicial assistance from Jersey, in the Channel Islands - for a criminal investigation into James Patrick Gorton Baker for suspected money laundering involving the proceeds of an "investment scam".

Dr. Jonathan Levy v. OneCoin: News Release & Petition

News Release and Petition by Dr. Jonathan Levy, a lawyer based in England, "acting on behalf of investors and creditors of OneCoin", described as "one of the largest and most successful financial pyramids in history", seeking "an investigation of misfeasance by the Bulgarian government" for taking "no steps to seize assets from OneCoin including real estate, bank accounts, and 230,000 Bitcoins worth over €12 billion".

Coworth Investments Ltd. et al: Dubai FSA’s ‘Regulatory Clarification’

Dubai Financial Service Authority's "Clarification regarding the regulatory status" of Coworth Investments Ltd., Coworth Fintech Ltd., and Novus Fintech Ltd. Editor's Note: As previously reported by OffshoreAlert, Coworth and Novus are part of a group controlled by British fraudster Richard Fagan.

SEC v. Frederick Sharp: Notice of Default

Notice of Default in a complaint alleging investment fraud in U. S. Securities and Exchange Commission v. Frederick L. Sharp, a citizen of the United States residing in Vancouver, Canada, at the U. S. District Court for the District of Massachusetts.

Transnet SOC Ltd.: €15K Fine

Public Notice by the Luxembourg CSSF that it has imposed an administrative fine of €15,000 on Transnet SOC Ltd. for regulatory breaches.

Bandera Master Fund LP et al v. Boardwalk Pipeline Partners LP et al: $690M Judgment

Memorandum Opinion awarding damages of $690 million in Bandera Master Fund LP, of the Cayman Islands; Bandera Offshore Value Fund Ltd., of the Cayman Islands; Bandera Value Fund LLC, Lee-Way Financial Services Inc., and James R. McBride, on behalf of themselves and similarly situated Boardwalk Pipeline Partners LP Unitholders v. Boardwalk Pipeline Partners LP, Boardwalk Pipelines Holding Corp., Boardwalk GP LP, Boardwalk GP LLC, and Loews Corp. at the Court of Chancery of the State of Delaware.

SEC v. Terraform Labs Pte Ltd. et al: ‘Subpoena Compliance’ Application

SEC's application for an order to show cause and requiring compliance with subpoenas in U. S. Securities and Exchange Commission v. Terraform Labs Pte Ltd., described as "a Singapore-incorporated computer programming and digital asset company", and Do Kwon, of South Korea, at the U. S. District Court for the Southern District of New York.

Oasis Investments II Master Fund Ltd. v. Duff & Phelps LLC et al: Discovery Application

Application by Oasis Investments II Master Fund Ltd. to take discovery from Duff & Phelps LLC, now known as Kroll LLC, and Duff & Phelps Securities LLC for use in an "appraisal proceeding" in the Cayman Islands involving China Biologic Products Holdings, Inc., described as "a plasma-based biopharmaceutical company headquartered in Beijing, China", filed at the U. S. District Court for the Southern District of New York.

Ayres Argentina Master Fund Ltd. v. TGLT SA: Complaint

Complaint alleging "missed interest payments" on "$4 million of convertible subordinated notes due August 3, 2027" in Ayres Argentina Master Fund Limited, a Cayman Islands company based in the United Kingdom v. TGLT SA, of Argentina, at the Supreme Court of the State of New York, County of New York.

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".

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.

Universal Enterprises Ltd.: Chapter 15 Recognition Order

Order granting a Chapter 15 Petition for Recognition of a Foreign Main Proceeding in the Cayman Islands by Eleanor Fisher, of the Cayman Islands, and Hani Bishara, of the United Arab Emirates, as the Foreign Representatives of Universal Enterprises Ltd. (in Official Liquidation), described in the petition as "an investment vehicle for six brothers [from Kuwait] for the purpose of making investments in the United States", filed at the U. S. Bankruptcy Court for the Southern District of New York.

Universal Enterprises Ltd.: Discovery Order

Order granting a motion by Eleanor Fisher, of the Cayman Islands, and Hani Bishara, of the United Arab Emirates, as the Foreign Representatives of Universal Enterprises Ltd. (in Official Liquidation), for the issuance of subpoenas to Fawzi Musaed Al Saleh, Ahmad Fawzi Al Saleh, Yasmine Al Saleh, John I. Snow, III, Steve Leese, Quabbin Capital Inc., Shields & Company, Inc., Wilmer Cutler Pickering Hale and Dorr LLP, Loeb, Block & Partners LLP, KPMG LLP, Citibank, Credit Suisse, Bank of America, Royal Bank of Canada, Morgan Stanley, and Société Générale to conduct discovery for use in legal proceedings at the Grand Court of the Cayman Islands, filed at the U. S. Bankruptcy Court for the Southern District of New York.

SEC v. Joseph Cammarata et al: Freezing Order

Complaint in U. S. Securities and Exchange Commission v. Joseph Cammarata, Erik Cohen, David Punturieri, AlphaPlus Portfolio Recovery Corp., and Alpha Plus Recovery LLC at the U. S. District Court for the Eastern District of Pennsylvania.

RAM Cyprus Income Fund Ltd.: License Revocation

Public Notice by the Cyprus Securities and Exchange Commission that it has revoked the license of RAM Cyprus Income Fund Ltd., whose directors appear to be based in Australia, China, and Cyprus.

Integrated-Capabilities (Malta) Ltd.: €310K Fine

Public Notice by the Malta Financial Services Authority that it has imposed a fine of €310,000 on Integrated-Capabilities (Malta) Limited, a "retirement Scheme Administrator" whose principals are based in the Isle of Man, for regulatory breaches.

SEC v. Joseph Cammarata et al: Asset Freeze Motion

Motion for Temporary Restraining Order involving an alleged fraud involving entities or account in the Bahamas, Barbados, Cayman Islands, Colombia, Gibraltar, and United States in U. S. Securities and Exchange Commission v. Joseph Cammarata, Erik Cohen, David Punturieri, AlphaPlus Portfolio Recovery Corp., and Alpha Plus Recovery LLC at the U. S. District Court for the Eastern District of Pennsylvania.
'Bahamas private island owner' Joseph Cammarata & two others indicted for '$40M fraud'

‘Bahamas private island owner’ Joseph Cammarata & two others indicted for ‘$40M fraud’

New Jersey-based businessman Joseph Cammarata, who allegedly owns 'Sandy Cay' private island in the Bahamas, and two associates have been criminally indicted for allegedly swindling $40 million that was intended for securities fraud victims in a scheme that involved entities or accounts in several jurisdictions, including the Bahamas, Barbados, Cayman Islands, Colombia, Gibraltar, and USA.

SEC v. Joseph Cammarata et al: Complaint

Complaint alleging the defendants "stole at least $40 million from approximately 400 distribution funds that formed as a result of resolutions of securities class actions and Securities and Exchange Commission enforcement actions, to distribute money obtained through settlements or judgments to injured investors" involving entities in the Bahamas, Colombia, Gibraltar, and the USA in U. S. Securities and Exchange Commission v. Joseph A. Cammarata, described as a resident of New Jersey who "own an island in the Caribbean"; Erik Cohen, of New Jersey; David H. Punturieri, of New York; AlphaPlus Portfolio Recovery Corp., of New Jersey, and Alpha Plus Recovery LLC, of New Jersey, at the U. S. District Court for the Eastern District of Pennsylvania.

MGG SF Drawdown Master Fund (Cayman) LP et al v. The Green Group: Summons With Notice

Summons With Notice for damages of $24 million alleging malpractice and fraud involving Zayat Stables in MGG SF Drawdown Master Fund (Cayman) LP, MGG SF Drawdown Unlevered Fund LP, MGG SF Evergreen Master Fund (Cayman) LP, MGG SF Evergreen Unlevered Fund LP, MGG Insurance Fund Series Interests of the SALI Multi-Series Fund LP, MGG SF Evergreen Unlevered Master Fund II (Cayman) LP, and MGG Onshore Funding II LLC v. Leonard C. Green & Co. PA, d.b.a. The Green Group, which describes itself on its website as "an accounting, tax, consulting and advisory firm", at the Supreme Court of the State of New York, County of New York.

Bruce Carper v. TMC the metals company Inc. et al: Class Action Complaint

Class Action Complaint alleging fraud in Bruce Carper v. TMC the metals company Inc., formerly Sustainable Opportunities Acquisition Corp., described as a Cayman Islands-domiciled, Canada-based "deep-sea minerals exploration company" whose shares are listed on NASDAQ; Gerard Barron, and Scott Leonard at the U. S. District Court for the Eastern District of New York.

Guillermo Sanchez v. Höegh LNG Partners LP et al: Class Action Complaint

Class Action Complaint alleging fraud by Guillermo Sanchez v. Höegh LNG Partners LP, described as a Marshall Islands entity based in Bermuda; Sveinung J. S. Støhle, Håvard Furu, and Steffen Føreid, all of Norway, at the U. S. District Court for the District of New Jersey.

SEC v. Akazoo SA: Final Judgment

Agreed Final Judgment for $38.8 million in U. S. Securities and Exchange Commission v. Akazoo S.A., of Luxembourg, at the U. S. District Court for the Southern District of New York.

Green Sands Investment Club B LLC v. Crypto Lotus Fund A LP et al: Complaint

Complaint alleging fraud in Green Sands Investment Club B LLC v. Crypto Lotus Fund A LP, described as a Delaware-domiciled "cryptocurrency hedge fund" with an affiliate in the Cayman Islands, and Jonas Lauren Norr, described as a resident of California, at the Superior Court of the State of California, in and for the County of Alameda.

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.

Louisiana Sheriffs Pension & Relief Fund et al v. Luckin Coffee Inc.: Motion to Approve $175M Settlement

Motion to Approve Class Action Settlement in Louisiana Sheriffs Pension & Relief Fund et al v. Luckin Coffee Inc., a Cayman Islands company based in China; Charles Zhengyao Lu, Jenny Zhiya Qian, Jian Liu, Reinout Hendrik Schakel, Hui Li, Erhai Liu, Jinyi Guo, Sean Shao, Thomas P. Meier, Credit Suisse Securities (USA) LLC, Morgan Stanley & Co. LLC, China International Capital Corporation Hong Kong Securities Limited, Haitong International Securities Company Limited, KeyBanc Capital Markets Inc., and Needham & Company, LLP

IT Invest Financial Solutions (Cyprus) Ltd. v. EVC Fintech I LLC et al: Notice of Removal

Notice of Removal by defendants regarding a dispute involving "a block of shares of eToro, an Israeli social trading and multi-asset brokerage company that is not yet publicly traded", in IT Invest Financial Solutions (Cyprus) Limited, of Cyprus v. EVC Fintech I LLC and EVC Fintech Management LLC, both of Delaware, at the U. S. District Court for the Northern District of California.

Eric Muller v. ReconAfrica et al: Class Action Complaint

Class Action Complaint alleging fraud in Eric Muller v. Reconnaissance Energy Africa Ltd., formerly known as Lund Enterprises Corp., described as a Canadian company that "purports to engage in the identification, exploration, and development of oil and/or gas assets in Namibia and Botswana"; James Jay Park, Scot Evans, Ian D. Brown, Carlos Escribano, Shiraz Dhanani, Mark Gerlitz, James Granath, Claire Preece, Ndapewoshali Shapwanale, Chris Gilmour, and Sindila Mwiya at the U. S. District Court for the Eastern District of New York.

Gold Champion Unit Trust: Joseph Ho

Entry in the "Collective Investment Scheme" section of the website of the Seychelles Financial Services Authority showing Joseph Ho as its representative, obtained from the FSA website on October 25th, 2021.