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Briton Jonathan Ellis sues Binance and other crypto firms

British national Jonathan Ellis has filed a complaint in England against cryptocurrency firms domiciled in the Cayman Islands, Estonia, Lithuania, Seychelles, Switzerland, and United Kingdom, including cryptocurrency exchange Binance.

Maria Foglia v. Matteo Cerri et al: Judgment

Summary Judgment in Maria Alessandra Foglia, described as "the victim of a substantial fraud pursuant to which €15m was misappropriated from her account with a Cayman bank, CITCO Bank and Trust Company Ltd." v. The Family Officer Limited, Wechsler & Co Limited, C&C Family Holdings Limited, Matteo Cerri, Italians Clubhouse Limited, ITS Fashion Street Café Limited, Shield Risk Management Limited, and St Charles Luxembourg SA at the High Court of Justice, for England and Wales.

USA v. Jack Warner et al: Third Superseding Indictment

Third Superseding Indictment adding four new defendants, including former executives of 21st Century Fox, Inc., of the United States, and Imagina Media Audiovisual SL, of Spain, alleging racketeering, money laundering, wire fraud, tax fraud, and unlawful procurement of naturalization regarding alleged bribery and corruption involving FIFA and other soccer organizations in USA v. Hugo Jinkis, a citizen of Argentina; Mariano Jinkis, a citizen of Argentina; Full Play Group SA, of Uruguay; Hernan Lopez, a citizen of the U.S. and Argentina; Carlos Martinez, a citizen of the U.S. and Mexico; Gerard Romy, a citizen of Spain; Ariel Alvarado, a citizen of Panama; Manuel Burga, a citizen of Peru; Luis Chiriboga, a citizen of Ecuador; Marco Polo Del Nero, a citizen of Brazil; Eduardo Deluca, a citizen of Argentina; Eugenio Figueredo, a citizen of the U.S. and Uruguay; José Luís Meiszner, a citizen of Argentina; Romer Osuna, a citizen of Bolivia; Ricardo Teixeira, a citizen of Brazil; Reynaldo Vasquez, a citizen of El Salvador, and Jack Warner, a citizen of Trinidad and Tobago, at the U. S. District Court for the Eastern District of New York.

British fraud firm Etaireia Investments goes into administration

British firm Etaireia Investments Plc has gone into administration - four years after being exposed by OffshoreAlert for perpetrating a property-based investment fraud involving firms and individuals in the BVI, England, Gibraltar, Isle of Man, Scotland, Seychelles, and Spain.

Arempa International Ltd. FZC v. Tucows Inc.: Discovery Application

Application by Arempa International Ltd. FZC, of Dubai, to take discovery from Tucows Inc. for use in proceedings in the United Arab Emirates, Hong Kong, and the United Kingdom against Barclays Bank and others regarding an alleged phishing fraud, filed at the U. S. District Court for the Middle District of Pennsylvania.

Arempa International Ltd. FZC v. Wells Fargo Bank NA: Discovery Application

Application by Arempa International Ltd. FZC, of the United Arab Emirates, to take discovery from Wells Fargo Bank NA for use in criminal proceedings in the United Arab Emirates and Hong Kong and in anticipated lawsuits in the United Kingdom, filed at the U. S. District Court for the Middle District of Florida.

SKAT v. Solo Capital Partners LLP et al: Amended Complaint

Amended Particulars of Claim alleging tax fraud involving entities in the British Virgin Islands, Cayman Islands, Dubai, Jersey, Luxembourg and other jurisdictions in SKAT (the Danish Customs and Tax Administration) v. Solo Capital Partners LLP, Solo Capital Ltd., Agrius Capital Ltd., AESA Sarl, Anupe Dhorajiwala, Old Park Lane Capital Ltd., Telesto Markets LLP, Anthony Mark Patterson, Graham McKenzie Horn, Priyan Shah, Sanjay Shah, Gerard O'Callaghan, Elysium Global Ltd., Goal TaxBack Ltd., Koi Associates Ltd., Syntax GIS Ltd., Acupay System LLC, Global Equities GmbH, West Point Derivatives Ltd., North Channel Bank Gmbh, Salgado Capital, ED&F Man Capital Markets Ltd., Indigo Global Partners Ltd., Lindisfarne Partners LLP, Khajuraho Equity Trading Sarl, Treefrog Capital Ltd., Arche Cayman Ltd., Trillium Capital Sarl, Ganymede Cayman Ltd., VEM Holdings Sarl, Colbrook Ltd., Elysium Global (Dubai) Ltd., T&S Capital, Darren Lui, Hooloomooloo Holdings Ltd., Ampersand Capital Ltd., Usha Shah, Michael Stephen Murphy, James Edward Hoogewerf, Charles Joseph Knott, Polaris Capital Ltd., Polaris Capital (One) Ltd., Edo Barac, Robyn Llewellyn, North Channel Bank GmbH & Co. KG, Mankash Jain, Paul Preston, Daksha Bhudia, Jas Bains, Anne Christine Stratford, Europa LLP Executive Pension Scheme, Honey Jersey Ltd., Jonathan Godson, Daniel Fletcher, Alasdair Gavin Gonzalez Brown, Janice Allgrove, Godson Consulting LLC 401 Plan, Lawler Noble 401 K Plan, Watts Street Capital 401 K Plan, Roxy Ventures Solo 401 K Plan, Alba Gonzalez Brown, Fiveways Consulting FZE, Trixor Holdings One Ltd., FGC Elysium Holdings Ltd., IPIS UK (Battersea London 1) Ltd., Martin Smith, Guenthar Grant-Klar, West Point Derivatives Ltd., Bellview Financial Ltd., Rivera One Ltd., Astella Capital Ltd., PCM Ltd., Eris Investments Ltd., Silvercouk Ltd., Darren Wang Lip Yiu, Solo Group (Holdings) Ltd., Solo Group Services Ltd., Luna Capital Partners LLP, Copella Capital Ltd., Zuben Capital Ltd., Serafine Capital Ltd., Serafine Investments Ltd., Kenna Capital Ltd., Kenna Investments Ltd., Silver Fox Holdings Ltd, Ace City Holdings Ltd., Araya Holdings Ltd., Oberix International Corporation, Trillium Holdings (BVI) Ltd., Woodfields Holdings Capital Ltd., DoubleTwo Holdings Ltd., and Double Two Investments Ltd. at the High Court for England and Wales.

USA v. Joey McFarland et al: Forfeiture Complaint

Forfeiture complaint concerning the laundering of funds misappropriated from 1Malaysia Development Berhad, a.k.a. 1MDB, in USA v. Funds in Barclays Bank of Delaware and Fidelity Investments Inc. associated with Riza Shariz Bin Abdul Aziz, Christopher Joey McFarland, Nina Partners, LLC, Red Granite Investment Holdings, LLC, and Red Granite Pictures, LLC at the U. S. District Court for the Central District of California.

Total Debt Relief Ltd.: Chapter 15 Petition

Chapter 15 Petition for Recognition of a Foreign Main Proceeding in the United Kingdom by Stephen Hunt, as the Foreign Representative of Total Debt Relief Limited, at the U. S. Bankruptcy Court for the Eastern District of New York.

Bibby Offshore Services PLC: Chapter 15 Petition

Chapter 15 Petition for Recognition of a Foreign Main Proceeding in the United Kingdom by Howard Woodcock, as the Foreign Representative of Bibby Offshore Services PLC, at the U. S. Bankruptcy Court for the Southern District of New York.

Patrick Shine: Chapter 15 Petition

Chapter 15 Petition for Recognition of a Foreign Main Proceeding in the United Kingdom by Kevin Read, as the Foreign Representative of Patrick Thomas Shine, at the U. S. Bankruptcy Court for the District of Massachusetts.

Armenia: Arsen Abrahamyan

Application for the appointment of a Commissioner to collect evidence - pursuant to a request for judicial assistance from Armenia - for a criminal investigation into Arsen Abrahamyan and Arsen Toros Avetisyan for suspected fraud and theft.
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Belvedere associate Brian Weal’s latest fraud: Publicly-listed Etaireia Investments

OffshoreAlert's continuing investigation into Belvedere Management Group and its affiliates has uncovered another ongoing investment fraud, this one involving British firm Etaireia Investments Plc, whose shares are listed on the London-based ICAP Securities & Derivatives Exchange and which has raised at least £1.5 million over the last 15 months.

Saad Investments Company Ltd.: Chapter 15 Petition

Chapter 15 Petition for Recognition of Foreign Main Proceeding in the Cayman Islands by Hugh Dickson and Mark Byers, of Grant Thornton, as the Foreign Representatives of Saad Investments Company Limited, at the U. S. Bankruptcy Court for the Southern District of New York.

USA v. Sovereign Management and Legal, Ltd. et al: Petition for Leave to Serve ‘John Doe’ Summonses

Ex Parte Petition for Leave to Serve 'John Doe' Summonses on Federal Express Corporation, FedEx Ground Package System, Inc., DHL Express, United Parcel Service , Inc., Western Union Financial Services, Inc., the Federal Reserve Bank of New York, Clearing House Payments Company LLC, and HSBC Bank USA, National Association regarding a tax investigation into clients of Sovereign Management & Legal, Ltd., filed at the U. S. District Court for the Southern District of New York.

Greece: Green Ventures, LLC

Application for the appointment of a Commissioner to collect evidence - pursuant to a request for judicial assistance from Greece - for a criminal investigation into alleged fraud involving Green Ventures, LLC.

UNC Investment Fund, LLC et al v. ICP Strategic Credit Income Fund Ltd.: Reasons to Sue DLA Piper

Reasons for sanction legal action in the USA against DLA Piper LLP in Hugh Dickson and Stephen John Akers, of Grant Thornton Specialist Services (Cayman) Limited; UNC Investment Fund, LLC, SEI Offshore Opportunity Fund Ltd., SEI Offshore Opportunity Fund II Ltd., and SEI Opportunity Fund LP v. ICP Strategic Credit Income Fund Ltd. and ICP Strategic Credit Income Master Fund Ltd. at the Grand Court of the Cayman Islands.
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CISE suspends Argentum Capital after OffshoreAlert exposes Ponzi scheme

The Channel Islands Securities Exchange yesterday suspended the listing of London-based Argentum Capital Ltd. - three days after OffshoreAlert exposed the litigation fund as part of a £90 m Ponzi scheme headed by Briton Brendan Terrill, who operates Cayman-domiciled Centaur Litigation and Hong Kong-domiciled Buttonwood Legal Capital.
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Argentum Capital litigation fund financed by £90M Ponzi scheme

London-based litigation fund Argentum Capital, whose shares are listed on the Channel Islands Securities Exchange and whose chairman is retired British judge David Keene, is being financed by what appears to be a £90 m Ponzi scheme headed by Briton Brendan Terrill and involving the BVI, Cayman Islands, Hong Kong, Jersey, Singapore, Thailand and other jurisdictions, OffshoreAlert can reveal.

USA v. Sani Abacha et al: Forfeiture Complaint

Forfeiture Complaint in USA v. assets in the names of Mohammed Sani Abacha, Doraville Properties Corporation, Rayville International, S.A., Standard Alliance Financial Services Limited, Mecosta Securities, Inc., Ridley Group Limited, The Ridley Trust, Blue Holding (1) Pte. Ltd., and Blue Holding (2) Pte. Ltd. at the U. S. District Court for the District of Columbia.

ICP Structured Credit Income Fund Ltd.: Chapter 15 Petition

Chapter 15 Petition for Recognition of a Foreign Main Proceeding in the Cayman Islands by Hugh Dickson and Stephen Akers, as the Foreign Representatives of ICP Structured Credit Income Fund Ltd. and ICP Strategic Credit Income Master Fund Ltd., at the U. S. Bankruptcy Petition for the Southern District of New York.

USA v. Liberty Reserve SA et al: TRO Application

Application for Post-Indictment Restraining Order in USA v. Liberty Reserve SA, Arthur Budovsky, a.k.a. Arthur Belanchuk, a.k.a. Eric Paltz; Vladimir Kats, a.k.a. Ragnar; Ahmed Yassine Abdelghani, a.k.a. Alex; Allan Esteban Hidalgo Jimenez, a.k.a. Allan Garcia; Azzeddine El Amine, Mark Marmilev, a.k.a. Marko; and Maxim Chukharev at the U. S. District Court for the Southern District of New York.

USA v. Liberty Reserve SA et al: Criminal Indictment

Indictment in USA v. Liberty Reserve SA, Arthur Budovsky, a.k.a. Arthur Belanchuk, a.k.a. Eric Paltz; Vladimir Kats, a.k.a. Ragnar; Ahmed Yassine Abdelghani, a.k.a. Alex; Allan Esteban Hidalgo Jimenez, a.k.a. Allan Garcia; Azzeddine El Amine, Mark Marmilev, a.k.a. Marko; and Maxim Chukharev at the U. S. District Court for the Southern District of New York.

More red flags regarding Cayman-based CMZ financial group

An investigation by OffshoreAlert has uncovered more red flags concerning Cayman Islands-based CMZ Group Ltd., whose operations include a hedge fund, investment manager, debt recovery firm, precious metals refinery, rum distributor, and pawn shops in the Caribbean.

USA v. Helmut Kiener: Criminal Indictment

Indictment in USA v. Helmut Kiener at the U. S. District Court for the Eastern District of Pennsylvania for an alleged scheme to defraud Bear Stearns International, Barclays Bank, and BNP Paribas through investment funds in the Bahamas, British Virgin Islands and Cayman Islands.

Mukhtar Ablyazov: Discovery Application

Application for Judicial Assistance by Jeremy Outen, John Milsom and David Standish, as Receivers for Mukhtar Ablyazov, filed at the U. S. District Court for the Southern District of New York.

George Davidson et al v. Khaldoun Moualem et al: Judgment

Judgment in George Davidson, Maureen Davidson, and Allendale Limited v. Khaldoun Moualem, Starmount Securities Limited, Martin Slowe Estates Limited, Martin Slowe, and Finer Homes Limited at the Grand Court of the Cayman Islands.

Axiom fraud leaves offshore providers exposed to massive claims for damages

Offshore providers in the Cayman Islands, Isle of Man, and Switzerland face huge liabilities after allowing insiders to loot Axiom Legal Financing Fund of tens of millions of pounds. Those most at risk from being sued by Axiom's eventual liquidators appear to be DMS Group, JP Funds Group, BDO Cayman, and Ogier, all in the Cayman Islands; Turnstone Group, in the Isle of Man; and Portland Financial Management, of Switzerland.

USA v. John C. Tausche: Criminal Information

Criminal Information in USA v. John C. Tausche at the U. S. District Court for the Eastern District of Pennsylvania regarding an alleged scheme to defraud Barclays Bank through investment funds in the Bahamas and Cayman Islands.