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New York AG v. Bitfinex et al: Settlement Agreement

Settlement Agreement between the New York State Attorney General and seven cryptocurrency firms, namely iFinex Inc., the operator of a cryptocurrency exchange known as Bitfinex; BFXNA Inc., BFXWW Inc., Tether Holdings Limited, Tether Operations Limited, Tether International Limited, all of the British Virgin Islands, and Tether Limited, of Hong Kong. A copy of the agreement was attached to a letter filed by class action plaintiffs in a separate but related civil action alleging fraud.

SEC v. Steve Bajic et al: Motion To Freeze Assets

SEC's Motion for an Order Freezing and Repatriating Assets in the U. S. Securities and Exchange Commission v. Steve M. Bajic, Rajesh Taneja, Norfolk Heights Ltd., Fountain Drive Ltd., Island Fortune Global Ltd., Crystalmount Ltd., Wisdom Chain Ltd., SSID Ltd., Sure Mighty Ltd., Tamarind Investments Inc., Kenneth Ciapala, Anthony Killarney, BlackLight SA, Christopher Lee McKnight, and Aaron Dale Wise at the U. S. District Court for the Southern District of New York.

Silk Road M3 Fund v. Alisher Ali et al: Complaint

Complaint alleging fraud in Matthew C. Clingerman, as Receiver for Silk Road M3 Fund, a segregated account of Silk Road Funds Limited, of Bermuda v. Alisher Ali, apparently a citizen of Saint Kitts and Nevis residing in New York; Eurasia Capital Ltd., of the Cayman Islands; Eurasia Capital (Mongolia) LLC, of Mongolia; Silk Road Management Limited, of the Cayman Islands; Silk Road Finance Limited, of the Cayman Islands; Apex Fund Services Ltd., of Bermuda, and Peter Hughes, of Bermuda, at the Supreme Court of the State of New York, County of New York.

SEC v. Roger Knox et al: TRO Motion

SEC's Motion for a Temporary Restraining Order in U. S. Securities and Exchange Commission v. Roger Knox, Wintercap SA, Michael T. Gastauer, WB21 US Inc., Silverton SA Inc., WB21 NA Inc., C Capital Corp., Wintercap SA Inc., and B2 Cap Inc., as defendants, and Raimund Gastauer, Simone Gastauer Foehr, and B21 Ltd., as relief defendants, at the U. S. District Court for the District of Massachusetts.

HMB Holdings Ltd. v. JPMorgan Chase et al: Discovery Application

Application by H.M.B. Holdings Limited for an order to conduct discovery of JPMorgan Chase, Bank of Nova Scotia, a.k.a. Scotiabank; Wells Fargo, Bank of America, Deutsche Bank, Credit Suisse, Bank of Montreal, and Eastern National Bank for use in proceedings in Antigua & Barbuda, Barbados, and Canada, filed at the U. S. District Court for the Southern District of Florida.

Thane International Inc.: Chapter 15 Petition

Chapter 15 Petition for Recognition of a Foreign Main Proceeding in Canada by Paul van Eyk, as the Foreign Representative of Thane International Inc., Thane Direct, Inc., Thane Direct Company, Thane Direct Marketing Inc., West Coast Direct Marketing, Inc., Thane Direct Canada Inc., and TDG, Inc., at the U. S. Bankruptcy Court for the District of Delaware.

USA v. Arnold Wrobel et al: Criminal Indictment

Criminal Indictment alleging securities fraud and money laundering involving a boiler room in that "used a variety of names, beginning with Newbridge International, then Brecon Global, then Strategic Energy Partners, and then Hammerson Equity Group" in USA v. Arnold Wrobel, a.k.a. Jim Palmer; a citizen of the United States residing in Spain; Martin Rhys Jones, a.k.a. Martin Reece, a citizen of the United Kingdom residing in Spain; Monica Romaszako, a.k.a. Monica Wrobel; Gene Clark Foland, Jeffrey G. Klein, Walter Tatum, Joel Marcus, Saad Shuaib, a citizen of Kuwait; David Cole, a citizen of the United Kingdom residing in Spain; Raymond Malizio, a citizen of the United States residing in Spain; Kyle Clayton, a.k.a. Kyle Swift, a.k.a. Richard Walker, a.k.a. Kyle McCauley, and Jamie Lee Church, a.k.a. Charlotte Keys, a citizen of the United Kingdom residing in Spain, at the U. S. District Court for the Western District of New York.

Offshore accountant Irvin BonCamper charged with fraud in Texas

St. Kitts & Nevis based accountant Malchus Irvin BonCamper, who has featured in several OffshoreAlert articles over the last 10 years concerning his involvement in illegal activity, is in custody in Texas after being criminally indicted on multiple counts of

Spain: Santiago Corcuera

Application for the appointment of a Commissioner to collect evidence for a criminal investigation in Spain into an alleged fraud to the detriment of Santiago Arcas Corcuera.

US Gov’t applies to seize alleged drug money at Global Bank of Commerce in Antigua

The United States Government has applied to seize funds in an account at the Global Bank of Commerce, in Antigua, that are allegedly the proceeds of narcotics trafficking. A forfeiture application against all funds on deposit at the Global Bank of Commerce held in the name of, or traceable to, Astra Holdings Inc. was filed at the U. S. District Court for the Southern District of New York on January 23, 2008. In the same application, prosecutors are also seeking to seize all funds on deposit at the Bank of Montreal, Canada, held in the name of, or traceable to, Humberto Jose Castro-Tirado, and the contents of Safe Deposit Box Number 214, in the name of Humberto Jose Castro Carrera, at Bank of America, 401 Lincoln Road, Miami Beach, Florida.

UK requests evidence in Delaware for money laundering investigation

Article based on an application to collect evidence for a criminal investigation into alleged money laundering - pursuant to a request for judicial assistance from the United Kingdom - that was filed at federal court on December 23, 2004. Individuals and businesses mentioned in the request for assistance include Advantex Group LLC, Erdbeer Group LC, Anatoly Kazachkov, Lawrence Gillick, Neil Turnbull, Jointplain Limited, Single Market Sources (UK) Limited, Promstroyservis (PSS), Ferguson Dewar Solicitors, Royal Bank of Scotland, Central European International Bank, Bank of Montreal, Nesbit Burns Hedge Fund, Bank of New York, Andrew DewarVefbank JSC

United Kingdom: Anatoly Kazachkov et al

Application for the appointment of a Commissioner to collect evidence for a criminal investigation in the United Kingdom into suspected money laundering by Anatoly Kazachkov and others.

Romania seeks evidence from Bank of America for investigation into credit card fraud

Article based on an application for the appointment of a Commissioner to collect evidence for a criminal investigation into alleged credit card fraud - pursuant to a request for judicial assistance from Romania - that was filed at federal court in the USA on January 30, 2004. Individuals and businesses mentioned in the request for assistance include SC Soare DS SRL, Ilie Dumitru, John Paul Pender, SC Cassandra G SRL, Mark Walters, Elliot Limited, Inc., Banca Agricola SA, Raiffeisen Bank, National Bank of Canada, Bank of Montreal, Canadian Imperial Bank of Commerce, Royal Bank of Canada, Toronto Dominion Bank, and Bank of America.

Netherlands seeks account records at Bank of Montreal in Florida for money laundering investigation

Article based on an application to collect evidence for a criminal investigation into alleged customs violations and money laundering - pursuant to a request for judicial assistance from the Netherlands - that was filed at federal court in the USA on October 1, 2003. Individuals and businesses mentioned in the request for assistance include Joanna Atsma-Stulp, Patrick Coughlin, 4458, Inc., and Bank of Montreal.

Romania: John Paul Pender (North Carolina)

Application for the appointment of a Commissioner to collect evidence for a criminal investigation in Romania into identity fraud and money laundering.

Netherlands: Joanna Atsma-Stulp et al

Application for the appointment of a Commissioner to collect evidence for a criminal investigation in the Netherlands into Joanna Atsma-Stulp for allegedly laundering the proceeds of smuggling by Patrick Coughlin.

Bank Crozier boss arrested and released without charge in Spain

Peter Johansson, head of the Bank Crozier group, which has offshore bank licenses in Grenada and St. Lucia, was arrested and released in Spain in June after a complaint was made to local police by clients unable to redeem their funds.Johansson told OffshoreAlert he was arrested at Barcelona airport on Friday, June 20 and released on Sunday, June 22 after two nights in custody. His passport was initially confiscated but soon returned, said Johansson.

Bank Crozier boss arrested and released in Spain

Peter Johansson, head of the Bank Crozier group, which has offshore bank licenses in Grenada and St. Lucia, has been arrested and released in Spain after a complaint was made to local police by clients unable to redeem their funds.

Sterling International Bank sued in Canada

A 'paper' company registered on the Caribbean island of Nevis has filed a lawsuit in Canada against an insolvent offshore 'shell' bank in an effort to recover $1.08 million that it claims to have deposited. Nevis-domiciled Kachina Inc., formerly Praxis Inc., is seeking a judgment for $1,088,588 against Sterling International Bank Inc., which, according to the complaint, was licensed in Nauru on November 28, 1994 and went into provisional liquidation on September 27, 2000.

Bank of Montreal accused of breaching asset freeze order

The Bank of Montreal has been summoned to attend a hearing before the British Columbia Securities Commission on May 21 to answer an allegation that it breached an asset freeze order. The allegation concerns accounts controlled by Exchange Bank and Trust,

Superseding indictment filed against Terry Neal

Offshore financial services provider and asset protection book author Terry L. Neal has been criminally indicted on tax-related offenses in the United States for the second time in three months.A 13-count superseding indictment was filed on April 23, 2003 against Neal, of St. Kitts and Oregon; and three associates, Lee. E. Morgan, of Oregon; James Fontano, of Nevada; and Aaron Young, of Oregon.

US indicts Jerome Schneider and Eric Witmeyer

Offshore promoter Jerome Schneider and his alleged business partner, Eric J. Witmeyer, are expected to be arraigned next week after they were criminally indicted in the United States.Although they were indicted on December 19, 2002, neither was required to put in a court appearance by year-end, which prosecutors said was due to the difficulties of the Holiday season.

Insider Talking: November 30, 2002

The British Columbia Securities Commission has scheduled a hearing for December 10 11, 2002 to consider applications to vary asset freeze orders relating to accounts at the Bank of Montreal in Vancouver that were frozen in 2000 as part of

Glade W. James v. Richard Day et al: Complaint

Complaint in Glade W. James, individually and as Trustee; Kirt W. James, Intrepid International Ltd., HJS Financial Services, Inc., Shibewalt Management, Inc., Intrepid International SA, Oasis Entertainment, LLC, Oasis Entertainment's Fourth Movie Project, Oasis Entertainment Corp, and Glenneyre Capital Corp. v. Richard Day, American Registrar & Transfer Co., Greg Harry, Jeff Harry, Jenna Harry, William S. Stocker, J. Dan Sifford, Jr., Karl E. Rodriguez, Karl E. Rodriguez Ltd., JeffJena Ltd., Anneius Equity Management, Inc., Polyandrous Trading Group Ltd., Exim International Inc., Glenneyre Equity Group Ltd., Dana Leasing, Inc., Patagonia Development SA, Patagonia Commercial SA, Quicksilver Development SA, Marshall Worldwide Ltd., Titan Capital SA, B&V Union Technologies Inc., Jozette Jamie Lee, Pam Fernley, Gaynell T. Harry, The Leeward Family Trust, The Albright Living Trust, Laurencio Jaen, Leopoldo Kennion, Teodoro F. Franco, Nixia Aurora Zerna, Kevin Harrington, Tim Harrington, Reliant Interactive Media Corp., Union Bank of California, Union Securities Ltd., Dominic Busto, Madison Stock Transfer, Inc., Michael Ajzenman, Bank of Montreal, Deborah Caldwell, Equitrade Securities Inc., Don Carrig, Stephen H. Roebuck, Kim Carroll, Canaccord Capital Corp., Brad Scharfe, John Skinner, MJK Clearing Services, Royal Bank of Canada, West America Securities, Banco de Costa Rica, Yorkton Securities, Tar Financial Group Inc., Cal Meese, Tarja Mordo, Morgan Stanley Dean Witter & Co., Richard Frank, Emily Ysais, Global Securities, Steve Regoci, Dundee Securities, John Horword, ED&P Investments AG, Erwin Haas, MFC Merchant Bank SA, Marta Pardo, Michael Smith, Golden Capital Securities, Ltd., Mellon Securities Trust Corp., Swiss American Securities, Lines Overseas Management, Trevo Kidd, Cardinal Capital Management Inc., Chris Dorst, Bank August Roth AG, Credit Lyonnais (Schweiz) AG, Bank Sal. Oppenheim jr. & Cie. (Schweiz) Ltd., Public Securities, and Michael Bascetta at the U. S. District Court for the District of Utah.

Canada: Hercules Perez Abenojar et al

Application for the appointment of a Commissioner to collect evidence for a criminal investigation in Canada into Hercules Perez Abenojar, Rodolfo GonzalesGarcia, Ignacio Mateo Cruz, Alfonso Tui Go and Victor Eugenio Mateo.

USA v. Alvin Irwin Moss et al: Criminal Indictment

Indictment filed by USA against Alvin Irwin Moss, Frederick John Collier, Avraham Zohar, a.k.a. Avy Zohar; Richard Titterington, Geoffrey L. Feldman, Sherrie-Lee Doreen Cave, Peter James O'Sullivan, Rosalind Rose, Wayne Budd, Thomas Montgomery Bayer, Robert Murray Bohn, Stacy Layne Beavers, Beverly Ann Moss, Jeffery Allen Moss, Larry Charles Moss, Michael Joseph Harkin and Michael Elliot Cole at the U. S. District Court for the Western District of Tennessee.

Philip Johnston identified as President of offshore firm accused of fraud

Evidence has emerged that the President of a 'paper' offshore securities firm accused of fraud in the United States was attorney Philip W. Johnston, a Canadian who once had a law firm in the Turks & Caicos Islands.Details of Johnston's alleged involvement in TCI-registered Carib Securities Ltd. is contained in a civil lawsuit that is on-going at the United States District Court for the Southern District of Florida.

Sterling International Bank fails to unfreeze assets

An offshore bank has failed to unfreeze US$540,000 of its assets that were frozen at the Bank of Montreal in Vancouver by the British Columbia Securities Commission as part of a stock fraud investigation. The provisional liquidator of Nauru-registered Sterling International Bank Inc., Graham R. Whiteside, had applied for the funds to be released so that he could proceed with the liquidation of the bank.

Terry Neal settles SEC lawsuit for $2.5 million

Nevis-based offshore financial services provider and author Terry Neal has been ordered to disgorge $2.3 million in "ill-gotten gains" and pay a $200,000 penalty to settle a civil fraud lawsuit in the United States. Neal, who is an American citizen, has also been barred from serving as an officer or director of a public company in the United States.