Investment

Estate of Martin Zawatsky v. Corry Capital Advisors LLC et al: Complaint

Complaint for "recovery of insurance proceeds due to lack of insurable interest" in Estate of Martin A. Zawatsky, by its Executor, Marc Zawatsky v. Corry Capital Advisors LLC, of Delaware; CCA Life Settlements Sàrl, of Luxembourg, and CCA Life Settlements Fund FCP-SIF, of Luxembourg, at the U. S. District Court for the Southern District of Florida.
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BVI to add 3 more US defendants to ‘Miami Airline’ fraud lawsuit

The British Virgin Islands Government intends to add three more US citizens - Scott Weisman, Jerry Willoughby, and Bruce Bradley - as defendants to a lawsuit it filed against "now-suspended" US lawyer Lester Hyman alleging fraud and corruption involving plans to operate an air service between the BVI and Miami.

Mustafa Abdel-Wadood: $1.9M Fine & Ban

Decision Notice by the Dubai Financial Services Authority that it has imposed a fine of $1,927,495 and a prohibition on Mustafa Ahmed Talaat Abdel-Wadood, a former senior manager of the Abraaj Group who "pleaded guilty" to criminal charges at federal court in New York.

ASHINC Corp. v. Yucaipa American Alliance Fund I LLC et al: Complaint

Complaint seeking damages "in excess of $300 million" against entities in Guernsey, Luxembourg, Qatar, and the USA in Catherine E. Youngman, Litigation Trustee for ASHINC Corporation et al, as successor to the Official Committee of Unsecured Creditors of ASHINC Corporation and its Affiliated Debtors v. Yucaipa American Alliance Fund I LLC, Yucaipa American Management LLC, American Airlines Master Fixed Benefit Pension Plan Trust, American Private Equity Partners II LP, Automotive Machinists Pension Trust, Board of Fire and Police Pension Commissioners of the City of Los Angeles, California Public Employees’ Retirement System, Carpenters Pension Trust Fund for Northern California, Coller Partners 702 LP Inc., Clouse S.A., Consolidated Retirement Fund, Lam Private Equity LLC, ILGWU Death Benefit Fund 4, International SIF SICAV SA, Locals 302 & 612 of The International Union of Operating Engineers - Employers Construction Industry Retirement Trust, Los Angeles City Employees’ Retirement System, National Retirement Fund, New Mexico State Investment Council, New Mexico State Investment Council Land Grant Permanent Fund, New Mexico State Investment Council Severance Tax Permanent Fund, New York City Employees’ Retirement System, New York City Fire Department Pension Fund, New York City Police Pension Fund, Northeast Carpenters Pension Fund, Pacific Coast Roofers Pension Plan, Sanba II Investment Company, State Street Bank and Trust Company (as Trustee on behalf of American Airlines Master Fixed Benefit Pension Plan Trust), Steamship Trade Association of Baltimore Inc. - International Longshoremen’s Association (AFL-CIO) Pension Fund, Teachers’ Retirement System of the City of New York, United Food and Commercial Workers International Union Pension Plan for Employees, and Western Conference of Teamsters Pension Trust at the U. S. District Court for the District of Delaware.

Markel CATCo Reinsurance Fund Ltd. et al: Chapter 15 Petition

Petition for Recognition of a Foreign Main Proceeding in Bermuda by Simon Appell, of England, and John McKenna, of Bermuda, as the Foreign Representatives of Markel CATCo Reinsurance Fund Ltd., CATCo Reinsurance Opportunities Fund Ltd., Markel CATCo Investment Management Ltd., and Markel CATCo Re Ltd., filed at the U. S. Bankruptcy Court for the Southern District of New York.

SEC v. CanaFarma Hemp Products Corp. et al: Complaint

Complaint alleging "an investment offering fraud through which they raised millions of dollars from investors for a start-up hemp company" in U. S. Securities and Exchange Commission v. CanaFarma Hemp Products Corp., of Vancouver, Canada; Vitaly Fargesen, and Igor Palatnik, both described as residing in New Jersey, at the U. S. District Court for the Southern District of New York.

Federale Management SA: €10K Fine

Public Notice by the Luxembourg CSSF that it has imposed an administrative fine of €10,000 on Federale Management S.A., described as "an investment fund manager", for regulatory breaches.

LIA Luxembourg Investment Advisors Sàrl: €10K Fine

Public Notice by the Luxembourg CSSF that it has imposed a fine of €10,000 on LIA Luxembourg Investment Advisors Sàrl, described as an "alternative investment fund manager", for regulatory breaches.

Agate Assets SA: €15K Fine

Public Notice by the Luxembourg CSSF that it has imposed an administrative fine of €15,000 on Agate Assets S.A. for failure to publish its 2020 annual financial report on time.

USA v. Tochukwu Abel Edeh: Criminal Indictment

Criminal Indictment alleging conspiracy "to launder the proceeds of online investment fraud schemes and to operate an unlicensed money transmitting business to transfer the proceeds of criminal offenses, including wire fraud" in USA v. Tochukwu Abel Edeh, described as a citizen of Nigeria, at the U. S. District Court for the District of Massachusetts.

Mark Rubenstein v. Mary Ho et al: Complaint

Complaint for recovery of "short-swing profits" in Mark Rubenstein v. Union Bridge Holdings Ltd., described as a Nevada company based in Hong Kong; Mary Ho, described as a resident of Canada; Moana Ho, described as a resident of Australia, and Lily Ho, described as a resident of Canada, at the U. S. District Court for the Southern District of New York.

CFTC v. Uduakobong Inyangudo et al: Complaint

Complaint alleging fraud in Commodity Futures Trading Commission v. Uduakobong Udo Inyangudo, a.k.a. Alexander Uti Bassey, described as a citizen and resident of Nigeria; Vanessa Okocha, Amen Okundaye, Charles Ochi, Diego Okeh, Daniell Liggins, Victor Edeh, and Tochukwu Edeh at the U. S. District Court for the District of Massachusetts.

Robert Press: $5.4M Penalties

Administrative Order by the U. S. Securities and Exchange Commission imposing a fine of $50,000 on Donna M. Silverman to settle allegations of fraud involving TCA Fund Management Group Corp., of Florida, and four TCA funds in the Cayman Islands.

Donna Silverman: $50K Fine

Administrative Order by the U. S. Securities and Exchange Commission imposing a fine of $50,000 on Donna M. Silverman to settle allegations of fraud involving TCA Fund Management Group Corp., of Florida, and TCA Global Credit Fund GP Ltd., of the Cayman Islands.

Germany v. Rolf Jerke et al

Application for the appointment of a Commissioner to collect evidence from Life Partners Inc. - pursuant to a request for judicial assistance from Germany - for a criminal investigation into Rolf Jerke and Dr. Uwe Schilling for suspected embezzlement involving viaticals settlements.

SEC v. Jose Sanchez: TRO Motion

SEC's Motion for a Temporary Restraining Order in U. S. Securities and Exchange Commission v. Jose Luis Casero Sanchez, described as citizen of Spain who worked in Poland, as Defendant, and Jose Luis Casero Abellan and Maria Isabel Sanchez Gonzalez, both citizens of Spain, as Relief Defendants, at the U. S. District Court for the Southern District of New York.

Ryan Birmingham et al v. ROFX.net et al: Class Action Complaint

Class Action Complaint against defendants in or from the British Virgin Islands, Czech Republic, England, Hong Kong, Poland, Scotland, Thailand, Ukraine, and USA alleging "Defendants orchestrated a massive international scheme to defraud Plaintiffs and similarly situated investors by soliciting them to deposit money or cash equivalents with ROFX, a “robotically operated foreign exchange trading” platform that purportedly utilized algorithms to trade on behalf of investors" in Ryan Birmingham, Roman Leonov, Mitchell Parent, Jonathan Zarley, and Steven Hansen v. ROFX.net, described as "an unincorporated entity providing unregulated financial services through its web-based platform to investors around the world" with "registered addresses" in England, Hong Kong, and the USA; Auro Advantages LLC, Aware Choice Ltd., Boonruk Ruamkit Co. Ltd., Brass Marker s.r.o., Easy Com LC, Epayments Systems Ltd., Ester Holdings Inc., Global E-Advantages LLC, Grovee LLC, Igoria Trade S.A., IT Outsourcing Co. Ltd., Notus LLC, Shopostar LLC, VDD-Trading Ltd., Wealthy Developments LP, Andrei Fetin, Anna Shymko, Anton Bilous, Borys Konovalenko, Dmytro Fokin, Jorge Luis Castillo, Manuchar Daraselia, Mikhail Rymanov, Natalia Los, Nattpemol Krinara, PapahraTsor Nrviratporn, Peter Mogilniy, Stanislav Khomenko, and Youras Ziankovich at the U. S. District Court for the Southern District of Florida.

SEC v. Jose Sanchez: Complaint

Complaint alleging "repeated acts of insider trading by Defendant Sanchez, who abused his position of trust as a Senior Analyst in the Compliance Division of a prominent United States-based investment bank to reap hundreds of thousands of dollars in illegal trading profits" in U. S. Securities and Exchange Commission v. Jose Luis Casero Sanchez, described as citizen of Spain who worked in Poland while the alleged offenses were allegedly committed, as Defendant, and Jose Luis Casero Abellan and Maria Isabel Sanchez Gonzalez, both citizens of Spain, as Relief Defendants, at the U. S. District Court for the Southern District of New York.

CFTC v. Tradewale LLC et al: Complaint

Complaint alleging the defendants "fraudulently solicited members of the public for the purported purpose of trading off-exchange, retail foreign currency on a leveraged or margined basis in accounts to be managed by Tradewale, and misappropriated customers' funds" in Commodity Futures Trading Commission v. Tradewale LLC, of Illinois; Tradewale Managed Fund, described as "an entity purportedly located in London, United Kingdom offering forex investments to the public", and Valdas Dapkus at the U. S. District Court for the District of New Jersey.

Roger Kirby v. David Zalaznick et al: Complaint

Complaint alleging fraud involving an "illegal" $200 million loan in Roger W. Kirby, individually and as sole Trustee of The Augustus R. A. Kirby 2020 Revocable Trust and The Jane A. Kirby 2020 Revocable Trust v. David W. Zalaznick, described as a resident of Florida; John W. Jordan II, of Illinois; JZ Capital Partners Ltd., of Guernsey, in the Channel Islands; JZCP Realty Fund Ltd., of the Cayman Islands; Jordan/Zalaznick Advisors Inc., JZ 184-204 Bedford LLC, Red Zky JZ Fulton Holdings LLC, RS JZ Greenpoint LLC, and RS JZ Wynwood Holdings LLC at the U. S. District Court for the Southern District of New York.

Tether & Bitfinex Crypto Asset Litigation: Opinion & Order on Motions to Dismiss

Opinion and Order Granting in Part and Denying in Part Defendants' motions to dismiss a class action complaint known as "Tether and Bitfinex Crypto Asset Litigation" in which "a group of individual investors who purchased cryptocommodities - a class of crypto-assets that includes bitcoin - detailed a wide-ranging conspiracy to artificially inflate the price of those cryptocommodities" by entities in or from the British Virgin Islands, Hong Kong, Italy, Netherlands, Panama, and USA in Pinchas Goldshtein et al v. iFinex Inc., BFXNA Inc., BFXWW Inc., Tether Holdings Limited, Tether Operations Limited, Tether Limited, Tether International Limited, DigFinex Inc., Giancarlo Devasini, Ludovicus Jan van der Velde, Philip Potter, Reginald Fowler, Crypto Capital Corp., Bittrex, Inc., and Poloniex, LLC at the U. S. District Court for the Southern District of New York.

Chia Hsing Wang v. Credit Suisse AG et al: Judgment

Judgment involving "very serious allegations of wrongdoing" regarding an alleged $500 million investment by the Plaintiff in funds domiciled in the British Virgin Islands and Cayman Islands that were established by the British group Floreat Merchant Banking in Chia Hsing Wang v. Credit Suisse AG and Credit Suisse London Nominees Limited at the Grand Court of the Cayman Islands.

SEC v. Star Chain Inc.: Complaint

Complaint alleging securities fraud "that targeted Turkish immigrants" in U. S. Securities and Exchange Commission v. Star Chain Inc. and Timur Efe, a.k.a. Omer Casurluk, described as a dual citizen of Turkey and the United States, at the U. S. District Court for the Northern District of Georgia.

Austria: Paxful.com

Application for the appointment of a Commissioner to collect evidence from cryptocurrency trading platform Paxful.com - pursuant to a request for judicial assistance from Austria - for a criminal investigation into "unknown subjects for fraud" involving "an investment opportunity in Bitcoin via Forex and binary options on an online platform".

Israel: Dror Dahan et al

Application for the appointment of a Commissioner to collect evidence from Lightspeed Financial Services Group LLC - pursuant to a request for judicial assistance from Israel - for use in a criminal investigation into Dror Dahan and Hadar Dahan for suspected fraud and money laundering.

Chardan Capital Markets LLC v. Diginex Ltd.: Notice of Removal

Notice of Removal, including a copy of the complaint, in Chardan Capital Markets LLC, of New York v. Diginex Limited, a cryptocurrency exchange and trading platform described in the complaint as "a Singapore company whose principal place of business is in Hong Kong, at the U. S. District Court for the Southern District of New York.

SEC v. Daniel Cattlin et al: Complaint

Complaint alleging securities fraud in U. S. Securities and Exchange Commission v. Daniel Cattlin, described as a citizen and resident of the United Kingdom, and William Shupe, described as a "disbarred lawyer" residing in Utah, at the U. S. District Court for the Eastern District of New York.

SEC v. Timothy Page et al: Freeze Order Motion

Motion for Preliminary Injunction regarding an alleged securities fraud in U. S. Securities and Exchange Commission v. Timothy Page, described as a citizen of the United Kingdom; Trevor Page, described as a resident of the United Kingdom residing in the U.K., Switzerland, and Fiji; Ticino Capital Limited, described as a Maltese company "owned on paper by a Swiss attorney"; Wellesley Holdings Limited, of Hungary; Porrima Limited, of Hungary; Emergent Investment Company, of Hungary, and FJ Investments International Inc., of Utah, as Defendants, and Janan Page, described as a resident of the United Kingdom, Switzerland, and Fiji, as Relief Defendant, at the U. S. District Court for the Eastern District of New York.

SEC v. Timothy Page et al: Complaint

Complaint alleging securities fraud in U. S. Securities and Exchange Commission v. Timothy Page, described as a citizen of the United Kingdom; Trevor Page, described as a resident of the United Kingdom residing in the U.K., Switzerland, and Fiji; Ticino Capital Limited, described as a Maltese company "owned on paper by a Swiss attorney"; Wellesley Holdings Limited, of Hungary; Porrima Limited, of Hungary; Emergent Investment Company, of Hungary, and FJ Investments International Inc., of Utah, as Defendants, and Janan Page, described as a resident of the United Kingdom, Switzerland, and Fiji, as Relief Defendant, at the U. S. District Court for the Eastern District of New York.

Jonathan Lowry et al v. Gabriel Edelman et al: Complaint

Complaint alleging "fraudulent inducement to invest in cryptocurrency followed by embezzlement of that investment" in Jonathan Lowry, individually and derivatively on behalf of Vix Capital Partners LP v. Gabriel Edelman, , described as a resident of New York and Spain; Vix Capital Partners LP, Edelman Blockchain Advisors, Nehemia Markovits, Louis Taubman, Hunter Taubman Rischer & Li LLC, IFM Investors, of Australia; Interactive Brokers, Chen Edelman, described as a resident of New York and Spain, and Jiyson Edelman at the U. S. District Court for the Southern District of New York.

Helikon Investments Ltd.: $778K Penalties

Administrative Order by the U. S. Securities and Exchange Commission imposing penalties totaling $778,244 on Helikon Investments Ltd., described as a United Kingdom company that is registered with the U.K. Financial Conduct Authority, to settle allegations that it "sold short American depositary shares and then, within the rule's five-day restricted period, purchased ADSs of the same issuer in an offering, thereby violating Rule 105", profiting "by $669,002 from the transaction".

JP Markets (Mauritius) Ltd.: License Revocation

Public Notice by the Mauritius Financial Services Commission that it has revoked the license of JP Markets (Mauritius) Ltd. for regulatory breaches. Editor's Note: Research by OffshoreAlert at the Mauritius Corporate and Business Registration Department showed that JP Markets (Mauritius) Ltd. was incorporated on February 6th, 2020, that its directors are Justin George Paulsen and Kurt Anton Paulsen, and that it is managed by Toukan Corporate Services Limited. On the group's website at www.jpmarkets.co.za, it is claimed that "JP Markets is a global Forex powerhouse". The site is operated by South African firm JP Markets SA, which, according to records kept by the South African Companies and Intellectual Property Commission, was incorporated in South Africa on March 29th, 2016, went into in liquidation in 2020, and whose only current director is Justin Paulsen, 34, while Kurt Paulsen, 41, is a former director, both of whom are citizens of South Africa.