Coutts & Co.

USA v. Mark Gyetvay: Criminal Indictment

Criminal Indictment alleging tax evasion involving companies or accounts in Belize, British Virgin Islands, Cayman Islands, Russia, and Switzerland in USA v. Mark Gyetvay, the Chief Financial Officer of Russian gas producer Novatek who is apparently a citizen of Italy, Russia, and the United States, at the U. S. District Court for the Middle District of Florida.

USA v. Seven Stratton Street (London) Ltd.: Forfeiture Complaint

Forfeiture Complaint in USA v. Real Property in London Owned by Seven Stratton Street (London) Ltd. at the U. S. District Court for the Central District of California, part of the criminal investigation into 1Malaysia Development Berhad, a.k.a. 1MDB.

USA v. Pierre-Yves Roten: Docket & Documents

Docket and Documents in USA v. Pierre-Yves Roten, a Swiss banker arrested on a 'Material Witness Complaint', at the U. S. District Court for the District of New Jersey.

Otkritie International Investment Management Ltd. et al v. JPMorgan Chase et al: Discovery Application

Second Application by Otkritie International Investment Management Limited, of the British Virgin Islands; Otkritie Securities Limited, of England and Wales; and Otkritie Financial Corporation JSC, of Russia, to issue subpoenas to Bank of New York Mellon, Deutsche Bank Trust Company Americas, JPMorgan Chase Bank, Standard Chartered Bank, and Wells Fargo Bank for the production of documents for use in a civil complaint filed by Otkritie International Investment Management Limited against Georgy Urumov and Denning Capital Limited at the High Court in the United Kingdom.

Zambia: Dr. Rajan Lekraj Mahtani

Application for the appointment of a Commissioner - pursuant to a request for judicial assistance from Zambia - to collect evidence for a criminal investigation into shareholders of Finance Bank Zambia Limited (FBZL), specifically Finsbury Investments Limited and Dr. Rajan Lekraj Mahtani, for suspected money laundering.

Chile seeks evidence from Coutts & Co. and Espirito Santo Bank

Chile is seeking evidence from Coutts & Co. International Bank and Espirito Santo Bank, both in Miami, for a criminal investigation into the alleged payment of $15 million in bribes regarding a defense contract. Several offshore companies established in the

Chile: Ramon Ignacio Vega Hidalgo

Application for the appointment of a Commissioner to collect evidence for a criminal investigation in Chile into Ramon Ignacio Vega Hidalgo, former Commander in Chief of the Chilean Air Force, and other retired Chilean air force officials, including Jaime Estay Viveros, Florencio Duble Pizarro and Luis Bolton Montalva, for suspected bribery, corruption, fraud and embezzlement in connection with a contract entered into by the Chilean Air Force with the Sociedad Anonima Belga de Construccion Aeronautica in 1994 for the purchase of 25 Mirage aircraft and parts. Other individuals and businesses that form part of the investigation include Gustavo Eduardo Vega Pizarro, Rosa Maria Vega Pizarro, Veronica Raquel Vega Pizarro, Karel Honzik Hubka, Henriette Bahna Hamwi, Inversiones Calafquen SA, Berthier Investment Inc., Alfield Limited, Darmol International Ltd., Sunchase Holding Ltd., Conrado Ariztia O'Brien, Bartolome Dezerega Salgado, Intercountry Holdings Ltd., MD Management Consultants Ltd., Technical Ventures, Organizational Investments Corp., I.Systems, Nor-Sur Management Ltd., Contempo International Ltd. and Shanghai Overseas Investments Ltd.    

USA v. Allen Stanford et al: Criminal Indictment

Indictment alleging securities fraud and money laundering in USA v. Robert Allen Stanford, Laura Pendergest-Holt, Gilbert Lopez, Mark Kuhrt, and Leroy King at the U. S. District Court for the Southern District of Texas.

Madoff client-list reveals dozens of offshore entities

Dozens of offshore hedge funds, asset managers, IBCs and their representatives, including those in the Bahamas, Bermuda, the British Virgin Islands and the Cayman Islands, are among customers of accused fraudster Bernard Madoff, according to a client list released yesterday.The

Latin America Round-Up: November 10, 2008

ARGENTINA Menem on trialAlthough he did not show up at court, former Argentina president Carlos Menem began to be tried for his alleged involvement in smuggling arms to Ecuador and Croatia, the biggest corruption scandal during his years in office

Latin America Round-Up: June 7, 2006

COLOMBIA: Uribe set for win;; Arrested for Money Laundering; MEXICO: Laundering Couple Trapped; NICARAGUA: Efforts to Repatriate Alemán's Assets Continue; PANAMA: Prestigious Law Firm Involved in Pinochet Scandal; and PARAGUAY: Saving Cooperatives under Scrutiny.

Latin America Round-Up: March 6, 2006

ARGENTINA: New Anti-Money Laundering unit; BRAZIL: PineBank under Scrutiny in Miami; CHILE: More controls over casinos; COLOMBIA: Businessman accused of money laundering; Rodríguez Orejuela's son in trouble; DOMINICAN REPUBLIC: The Anti-Laundering Unit fever goes on; GUATEMALA: US to help in anti-laundering efforts; INTERNATIONAL: New guidelines for correspondent banks; REGIONAL: In the footsteps of their fathers; and PERU: Laundered money is about $550 Million.

United Kingdom: Carnegie Fieldhouse et al (August 2005)

Application for the appointment of a Commissioner to collect evidence for a criminal investigation in the United Kingdom into the alleged laundering of the proceeds of investment fraud by Carnegie Fieldhouse and others.

Ukraine: AC Energy Holding LLC(2)

Application for the appointment of a Commissioner to collect evidence for a criminal investigation in Ukraine into AC Energy Holding LLC and its director, Volodymyr Liutiy, and others for alleged tax evasion, money laundering, corruption and forgery.

Insider Talking: July 31, 2000

Robin Cotterell released on bail pending trial on money laundering charge, SG Hambros and Coutts settle Bahamas lawsuit, casino web-site's links to the Bahamas, where Internet gaming is prohibited; Canadian regulators issues warning about Cayman International Holdings, First International Bank of Grenada fraudsters open a new bank, investors in Versailles finance group apply to liquidate BVI firm Trading Partners, Harris Organization has Nov. 24 deadline to obtain investment manager's license in Panama, Imperial Consolidated Securities SA offers "High-Yield Investment Facility", Cayman Islands passes Electronic Transactions Bill and Computer Misuse Bill.

Bank waiver letters gain popularity in the Bahamas

SG Hambros in the Bahamas is considering asking both US and Canadian clients to sign waiver forms authorizing the private bank to release account information to the authorities in these two countries if the need ever arises, we have been

SG Hambros sues Coutts over Bahamas purchase

SG Hambros filed a lawsuit in March in the High Court in London against Coutts private banking group in relation to the former's purchase of Coutts (Bahamas) for $100 million in August, 1998.