Investment

USA v. Moshe Strugano: Criminal Indictment

Criminal Indictment alleging insider trading in shares of U.S Goethermal Inc. via a company in the Seychelles and bank accounts in Switzerland in USA v. Moshe Strugano, described as an Israeli "corporate lawyer" whose "law practice specialized in registering and establishing offshore companies and trusts, and opening related financial accounts", at the U. S. District Court for the Southern District of New York.

SEC v. Domenic Calabrigo et al: TRO Application

Application for a Temporary Restraining Order regarding an alleged securities fraud involving individuals and entities in or from the Bahamas, British Virgin Islands, Canada, Cayman Islands, Denmark, Dominican Republic, Spain, Switzerland, Turkey, United Kingdom, and USA in U. S. Securities and Exchange Commission v. Domenic Calabrigo, Curtis Lehner, Hasan Sario, and Courtney Vasseur at the U. S. District Court for the Southern District of New York.

SEC v. Domenic Calabrigo et al: Complaint

Complaint alleging securities fraud involving individuals and entities in or from the Bahamas, British Virgin Islands, Canada, Denmark, Dominican Republic, Spain, Switzerland, Turkey, United Kingdom, and USA in U. S. Securities and Exchange Commission v. Domenic Calabrigo, Curtis Lehner, Hasan Sario, and Courtney Vasseur at the U. S. District Court for the Southern District of New York.

SEC v. Dean Shah et al: Complaint

Complaint alleging securities fraud involving individuals and entities in or from Belize, British Virgin Islands, Canada, Panama, Switzerland, United Kingdom, and USA in U. S. Securities and Exchange Commission v. Dean Shah, Henry Clarke, Julius Csurgo, and Antevorta Capital Partners Ltd. at the U. S. District Court for the Southern District of New York.

SEC v. Ronald Bauer et al: Complaint

Complaint alleging securities fraud involving individuals and entities in or from Belize, Bulgaria, Canada, Cayman Islands, Chile, Cyprus, Germany, Hong Kong, Hungary, Italy, Jersey, in the Channel Islands; Liechtenstein, Monaco, Singapore, Spain, Switzerland, United Kingdom, and USA in U. S. Securities and Exchange Commission v. Ronald Bauer, Craig James Auringer, Alon Friedlander, Massimilano Pozzoni, Daniel Mark Ferris, Petar Dmitrov Mihaylov, David Sidoo, and Adam Christopher Kambeitz at the U. S. District Court for the Southern District of New York.

Luxor Capital Partners LP et al v. EQT Corporation et al: Complaint

Complaint alleging "fraudulent conduct" in Luxor Capital Partners LP, of Delaware; Luxor Capital Partners Offshore Master Fund LP, of the Cayman Islands; Luxor Wavefront LP, of Delaware, and Thebes Offshore Master Fund LP of the Cayman Islands v. EQT Corporation, of Pennsylvania; Steven T. Shlotterbeck, Robert J. McNally, David L. Porges, and David E. Schlosser, Jr. at the U. S. District Court for the Western District of Pennsylvania.

Alyeska Master Fund LP et al v. Alta Mesa Resources Inc. et al: Complaint

Complaint alleging fraud involving "the sustained and intentional abuse by Defendants of the corporate form known as a special purpose acquisition company (“SPAC”) - in which a blank-check company conducts an initial public offering and then subsequently merges with an operating company that then becomes publicly traded - in order to mislead public investors" in Alyeska Master Fund LP, Alyeska Master Fund 2 LP, and Alyeska Master Fund 3 LP, all of the Cayman Islands v. Alta Mesa Resources, Inc., James T. Hackett, Thomas J. Walker, William Gutermuth, Jeffrey H. Tepper, Diana J. Walters, Stephen Coats, Harlan H. Chappelle, Michael E. Ellis, Ronald Smith, David M. Leuschen, Pierre F. Lapeyre, Jr., William W. McMullen, Don Dimitrievich, Donald Sinclair, Riverstone Holdings LLC, Bayou City Energy Management, LLC, HPS Investment Partners, LLC, and ARM Energy Holdings LLC at the U. S. District Court for the Southern District of Texas.

Blackstone Resources AG: ‘Market Manipulation’

Press Release by the Swiss Financial Market Supervisory Authority that it found "market manipulation and violations of disclosure obligations" by Blackstone Resources AG and an unidentified director.

John Gunn: Suspension

Administrative Order by the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission imposing a suspension on John William Gunn, described as a citizen of the United Kingdom residing in Hong Kong.

SEC v. Mining Capital Coin et al: TRO Motion

Motion for Temporary Restraining Order regarding an alleged cryptocurrency-based investment fraud in U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission v. MCC International Corp., d.b.a. Mining Capital Coin Corp., of Massachusetts; CPTLCoin Corp., of Massachusetts; Bitchain Exchanges, described as "an unincorporated organization or association"; Luiz Carlos Capuci Jr., a.k.a. Junior Caputti, described as a citizen of Brazil and the USA residing in Port St. Lucie, Florida, and Emerson Sousa Pires, described as a citizen and resident of Brazil, at the U.S. District Court for the Southern District of Florida.

SEC v. Mining Capital Coin et al: Complaint (‘Crypto-Based Investment Fraud’)

Complaint alleging a cryptocurrency-based investment fraud in U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission v. MCC International Corp., d.b.a. Mining Capital Coin Corp., of Massachusetts; CPTLCoin Corp., of Massachusetts; Bitchain Exchanges, described as "an unincorporated organization or association"; Luiz Carlos Capuci Jr., a.k.a. Junior Caputti, described as a citizen of Brazil and the USA residing in Port St. Lucie, Florida, and Emerson Sousa Pires, described as a citizen and resident of Brazil, at the U.S. District Court for the Southern District of Florida.

USA v. Samuel Mancini: Criminal Information

Criminal Information alleging securities fraud involving entities in Italy and the United States in USA v. Samuel J. Mancini at the U. S. District Court for the District of New Jersey.

Capital Com SV Investments Ltd.: €10K Fine

Public Notice by the Cyprus Securities and Exchange Commission that it has imposed a fine of €10,000 on Capital Com SV Investments Ltd. for regulatory breaches.

Dohrnii Stiftung: ‘Mandated Investigator’

Public Notice by the Swiss Financial Market Supervisory Authority that it has appointed a "Mandated Investigator" for Dohrnii Stiftung, which claims on its website at dohrnii.io to be "a digital ecosystem" that offers "education and tools" for investors in cryptocurrency.

SEC v. Melville ten Cate: Complaint

Complaint alleging fraud involving Xcalibur Aerospace, Ltd., described as "a purported United Kingdom-based aerospace defense company" in U. S. Securities and Exchange Commission v. Melville Peter ten Cate at the U. S. District Court for the Southern District of New York.
Ocean Polymers

Richard Fagan-linked Ocean Polymers staves off compulsory strike-off

A seemingly fraudulent British company that has raised £1.4 million from investors to 'clean up the world's oceans' has belatedly filed its annual accounts to stave off forced dissolution. Ocean Polymers Ltd. filed its 2021 accounts two months' late on April 1st - one day after OffshoreAlert asked the firm's principals about a compulsory strike-off action by the Registrar of Companies.

Sylebra Capital Partners Master Fund Ltd. et al v. Everbridge Inc. et al: Class Action Complaint

Class Action Complaint in Sylebra Capital Partners Master Fund Ltd., Sylebra Capital Parc Master Fund, and Sylebra Capital Menlo Master Fund, all of the Cayman Islands v. Everbridge Inc., described as "a global software company that provides enterprise software applications to automate and accelerate organizations' operational response to "critical events" in order to keep people safe and organizations running"; David Meredith, Patrick Brickley, and Jaime Ellerton at the U. S. District Court for the Central District of California.

Pricon Privat-Consult AG: Public Warning

Public Warning by the Swiss Financial Market Supervisory Authority that Pricon Privat-Consult AG is suspected of "conducting unauthorised activities in the financial market".

USA v. Julius Csurgo et al: Criminal Indictment

Criminal Indictment alleging securities fraud and money laundering involving individuals or entities in or from the Bahamas, Canada, Cayman Islands, Croatia, Denmark, France, Hungary, Monaco, Spain, Switzerland, United Kingdom, and USA in USA v. Julius Csurgo and Anthony Korculanic at the U. S. District Court for the Southern District of New York.

UK Secured Finance Fund Plc et al v. CFSL Ltd.: Judgment

Judgment that "CFSL acted in breach of contract and failed to exercise reasonable skill and care in both contract and tort" regarding its management of UK Secured Finance Fund Plc in UK Secured Finance Fund Plc (in Liquidation) and UKSFF Subsidiary Limited v. CFSL Limited at the Isle of Man High Court.

Alpine Partners (BVI) LP v. New Frontier Health Corporation: ‘Fair Value Petition’

Petition in Alpine Partners (BVI) LP v. New Frontier Health Corporation, described as "the operator of United Family Healthcare, a leading private healthcare provider offering comprehensive premium healthcare services in The People's Republic of China through a network of private hospitals and affiliated ambulatory clinics", at the Grand Court of the Cayman Islands.

Hound Partners Offshore Fund LP et al v. Mohawk Industries Inc. et al: Complaint

Complaint alleging "a fraudulent scheme and racketeering conspiracy" in Hound Partners Offshore Fund LP, of the Cayman Islands; Hound Partners Long Master LP, of the Cayman Islands; Hound Partners Concentrated Master LP, of the Cayman Islands, and Blackwell Partners LLC - Series A v. Mohawk Industries Inc., Jeffrey S. Lorberbaum, Frank H. Boykin, and Brian Carson at the U. S. District Court for the Northern District of Georgia.

Ursula Capital Partners LP v. Crowe UK LLP: Complaint (‘Old Akazoo Fraud’)

Complaint alleging "the false written and oral representations made by Crowe that caused Plaintiffs to invest tens of millions of dollars into a company whose supposed business was essentially a complete fiction with fictional revenues, fictional expenses and fictional assets", identified as Akazoo Limited, a.k.a. Old Akazoo, in Ursula Capital Partners LP v. Crowe UK LLP, a British accounting firm, at the U. S. District Court for the Northern District of Georgia.
SPI Investment Fund

Swiss asset manager Marc-André Pépin accused of fraud by Cayman’s SPI Investment Fund

In a winding-up petition, Swiss investment manager Marc-André Pépin has been accused of "fraudulent misconduct and mismanagement" by Cayman Islands-domiciled SPI Investment Fund SPC, whose investors' funds have allegedly ended up in questionable arrangements with entities operated by Prudent Group, Dennis Klemming, and Jacob Gitman, all of Miami, Florida.

Adenium Energy Capital Ltd.: $1.2M Fine

Decision Notice by the Dubai Financial Services Authority imposing a fine of $1.2 million on Adenium Energy Capital Ltd. (in Official Liquidation), described as a Cayman Islands company that "secured and developed solar energy Projects in a number of countries, including Jordan, Japan, Egypt and Italy", for regulatory breaches, including "carrying on unauthorised financial services", "making unauthorised financial promotions", and "offering fund units" without authorization.

Oak Trust et al v. Jichen Wu: Discovery Application

Application by Oak Trust, Acorn Trust, Eagle Trust, Duffy Trust, Robert J. Parfet Living Trust, Geluk Global Fund Limited SAC, of the Bahamas; Migration Investments LLC, of Colorado; Boustrophedon International Ltd., of Hong Kong; Michael R. Shea, Erin Shea, Angela Ling, Fuhua Ling, Philip Bullock, Lifang Liu, Justin Payne, Michael Dietzen, Kimberly J. Dietzen, Brian Sly, David K. Sly, Gregory Sly, Karen Sly, Nelson Sly, Helen S. Sly, Sly Family Trust, and Tamara A. Sly Separate Property Trust to take discovery from Jichen Wu for use in legal proceedings in England regarding "a fraudulent Forex trading scheme" allegedly involving Equiti Capital, Mediatrix Capital, and Blue Isle Markets, filed at the U. S. District Court for the District of New Jersey.

Aberdeen City Council et al v. SEC: Motion to Compel Subpoena Compliance (‘Under Armour Securities Fraud’)

Motion to Compel Compliance With Subpoena regarding an investigation into alleged securities fraud by Under Armour Inc. and related parties in Aberdeen City Council, as Administrating Authority for the North East Scotland Pension Fund, of Scotland; Monroe County Employees' Retirement System, of Michigan, and KBC Asset Management NV, of Belgium v. U. S. Securities and Exchange Commission at the U. S. District Court for the District of Columbia.

Youssef Chaker: $73.9K Fine

Decision Notice imposing. fine of $73,920 on Youssef Fouad Chaker for regulatory breaches involving entities in the British Virgin Islands, Cayman Islands, and United Arab Emirates.

Wassef El Sawaf: $131K Fine

Decision Notice by the Dubai Financial Services Authority imposing a fine of $131,600 on Wassef El Sawaf for regulatory breaches involving entities in the British Virgin Islands, Cayman Islands, and United Arab Emirates.