Memorandum of Caledonian Bank Ltd. and Caledonian Securities Ltd, in further support of the proposed settlement with the SEC in the U. S. Securities and Exchange Commission v. Caledonian Bank Ltd. and Caledonian Securities Ltd. at the U. S. District Court for the Southern District of New York.
The U. S. SEC and the liquidators of Cayman Islands-domiciled Caledonian Bank have objected to an attempt by Sentinel Trust Services to block their proposed settlement of a securities fraud complaint and have questioned Sentinel's claim to be the bank's "owner".
Cayman Islands-domiciled Sentinel Trust Services - claiming to be the owner of Caledonian Bank - is seeking to block the bank's proposed securities fraud settlement agreement with the SEC and force the regulator to pay damages for causing the bank's collapse.
Cayman Islands-based Caledonian Bank has millions of dollars of related-party transactions that typically "can be difficult to recover full value" and is exposed to "a single large loan" of $93.7 million, representing more than half of all loans receivable. The grim news for creditors came in the first report of liquidators Keiran Hutchison and Claire Loebell.
Research by OffshoreAlert indicates that insolvent Caledonian Bank is controlled by Canadian hedge fund boss and United States citizenship-renouncer Terry Duffy, not Curacao-based hedge fund services provider Gordon Casey, as claimed by the Cayman Islands Monetary Authority in its petition to wind up the bank.
Winding Up Petition in Cayman Islands Monetary Authority v. Caledonian Securities Limited at the Grand Court of the Cayman Islands.
Winding Up Petition in Cayman Islands Monetary Authority v. Caledonian Bank Limited at the Grand Court of the Cayman Islands.
Caledonian Bank received requests for withdrawals of more than $68 million in the few days after being sued by the SEC in the United States last Friday, it has been disclosed.
Caledonian Bank and affiliate Caledonian Securities have been taken over by their local regulator, the Cayman Islands Monetary Authority, four days after both were sued in the United States for alleged participation in a $75 million stock scam.
Writ of Summons in Bernard G. McGrath v. Caledonian Global Financial Services Inc. at the Grand Court of the Cayman Islands.